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Class Chair
Kirby Hendee

John F. "Doc" Hogan writes that Rev. Thomas F. O'Brien marked the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on Feb. 2, celebrating Mass at St. Williams Church, Naples, Fla.; a reception followed in the church hall. Last November, the Middlesex County (Mass.) Bar Association honored Charles A. Winchester with its Lifetime Achievement Award; Winchester serves as the chief probation officer of the Woburn (Mass.) District Court.

Class Chair
Albert J. McEvoy Jr.

The Dec. 31 edition of the Times Herald-Record included an article about Peter J. Masella and his recent retirement as justice for the town of Chester, N.Y., following 28 years of service.

Class Co-Chairs
James E. Hayes
Bertram U. Mount Jr.
Joseph F. Whalen Jr.
Class Correspondent
Rev. John R. Mulvehill

Ralph I. Lancaster Jr., a partner in the Portland, Maine-based law firm Pierce Atwood, has been appointed special master by the U.S. Supreme Court in the border dispute case New Jersey v. Delaware.

Class Chair
Rev. Earle L. Markey, S.J.

John J. Conte, who has served 30 years as Worcester district attorney, announced in January his decision not to seek re-election this fall.

Class Chair
Daniel M. Dunn

Rev. Richard J. Clifford, S.J., has been teaching the Bible at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Mass., for 35 years. Gerald A. Connell writes that he is the 2005-06 chair of the public utility, communications and transportation law section of the American Bar Association. He adds that, in the spring 2005 issue of the section's newsletter Infrastructure, he wrote an article, titled "Whatever Happened to AT&T"—an account of the trial of the U.S. v. AT&T case in 1981, for which he had been the United States lead counsel. Last September, Paul K. Maloney Jr., M.D., was elected vice president of the Connecticut State Medical Society by its House of Delegates; Maloney currently works part time at the West Haven, Conn., VA Hospital. The St. Luke's Hospital Cancer Network, Bethlehem, Pa., hosted "A Celebration of Gratitude & Recognition" last October in honor of Richard J. Torpie, M.D., and community leader Priscilla Payne Hurd; the ceremony included the formal dedication of the Dr. Richard J. Torpie Endowed Chair in Oncology. Chief of radiation oncology at St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network from 1974 until his retirement in 2002, Torpie has also been a medical volunteer with MEDICO in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras, and an early advocate for the hospice program, serving on the National Advisory Board of Hospice from 1971-78—as well as author, lecturer and researcher.

Class Co-Chairs
William J. Ellis
Raymond A. Nothnagle

James J. Callahan Jr. writes that he has been named professor emeritus at Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., where he taught social policy and conducted research for 25 years; he has also been appointed to the AARP Massachusetts Executive Council.

Class Chair
Braden A. Mechley
Class Correspondent
Arthur J. Andreoli

Thomas L. Kennedy was recently recognized by SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" and the U.S. Small Business Administration, for the assistance he provided his son, Michael J. '84, in the development of his business, Competitive Innovations, a Web and technology company in McLean, Va.; Kennedy is a SCORE counselor in North Falmouth, Mass.

Class Chair
William P. Maloney
Class Correspondent
John J. Ormond

The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, announced last September that Boston businessman Daniel M. Meyers has made a $22 million gift to the university's Curry School of Education, in memory of family friend, the late Anthony D. "Wally" Bavaro. According to the press release, Meyers' contribution will be applied to the cost of constructing a new building of education. A member of the football and track teams at Holy Cross, Bavaro had taught history for more than 40 years at the Beebe Junior High School in Malden, Mass.; he had also coached football and track at Chelsea (Mass.) High School for several years. Meyers, co-founder, chief executive officer and board chairman of First Marblehead Corp., currently serves as vice chairman of the Curry School of Education Foundation board of directors.
The July 31 edition of the Elmira, N.Y., newspaper Star-Gazette included an article about the 2005 induction of Wade Boggs into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and his invitation to Richard J. "Dick" Berardino and his wife to attend the ceremonies as his guests. According to the article, Boggs began his professional baseball career in 1976 with the Elmira Pioneers; Berardino was the manager of the team at that time. James M. Farino Jr. recently announced his retirement from Nevada State Bank in Las Vegas and his relocation to San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Class Co-Chairs
George M. Ford
George F. Sullivan Jr.

John M. Greaney, associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, was invited last November to present a lecture at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Mass., on the topic: "Russian Justice: Has It Come Far From the Tsar?"—about his travels to Tomsk in Siberia and Moscow in Russia, to help with the development of a legal system for the Russian Federation.

Class Chair
C. Clark Hodgson Jr.

Kevin J. Collins is serving as the vice president of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Bear Mountain, N.Y., for the September 2005-06 term. Richard F. Connolly Jr., senior vice president-investments, at UBS Financial in Boston, has been elected a trustee of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Class Chair
William J. O'Leary Jr.

Rev. John E. Crean Jr. announced his retirement as the pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids, Mich., effective last November, and his episcopal appointment as diocesan formation director. He writes that he is continuing to serve as dean of the deanery—among other diocesan administrative duties—and as co-editor of Magistra, a journal on the history of women's spirituality. Harry A.M. Rush Jr. writes that he has contributed a series of biographies in French to the University of Maine's Franco-American publication, Le Forum—about Sisters of the Holy Rosary who were his teachers at St. Martin of Tours School in Millinocket, Maine. The Oct. 24 edition of the White Plains, N.Y., weekly newspaper, Westchester County Business Journal, announced that Richard D. Schaab has been appointed a public relations consultant at Leake and Watts Services, Inc.—a private, not-for-profit corporation providing community-based programs and services to vulnerable children and their families in the Greater New York region.

Class Chair
Charles J. Buchta
Class Correspondent
Michael J. Toner

In January/February, paintings and sculpture by Henry J. Feeley Jr. were exhibited at the Aron Packer Gallery in Chicago. Thomas H. Kieren, who continues to serve as head of the Manhattan Consulting Group in New York City, is in his fifth year of investment in the media photography firm, Custom Corporate Photography, located in Oak Ridge, N.J. A photographer specializing in executive portraiture and architecture and interiors, Kieren has had his work featured in various publications, including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, andthe duPont Registry; corporate Web sites; brochures; and annual reports. He is also a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, serving as its regional photographer for this specialty.

Class Chair
Ronald T. Maheu
Class Correspondent
William S. Richards

Last May, Joseph Aieta III was named the Joan Weiler Arrow Professor in the department of humanities at Lasell College in Auburndale, Mass.; Aieta has served as a member of the faculty at the college since 1969.

Class Co-Chairs
David J. Martel
Thomas F. McCabe Jr.

The Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield (Conn.) University recently announced that an endowed Chair in Business Law, Ethics and Dispute Resolution has been named in honor of Bob Wright. Wright, who serves as chairman and chief executive officer of NBC Universal and as vice chairman and executive officer of the General Electric Corp., was invited to speak at the installation ceremony of the first holder of the chair, Lucy Katz, professor of business law management at Fairfield.

Class Chair
Kenneth M. Padgett
Class Correspondent
William L. Juska Jr.

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency within the U.S. Department of Energy, announced last July the appointment of William J. Desmond Jr. as the Department of Energy's chief of defense nuclear security and NNSA's associate administrator for defense nuclear security. His responsibilities include the coordination of security issues throughout the Department of Energy as well as oversight of the NNSA-wide security program and management of the agency's budget. BAE Systems, McLean, Va., announced last April that John C. Gannon has joined the company as vice president for global analysis. Richard T. Sullivan currently teaches undergraduates in the School of Management at Boston University.

Class Co-Chairs
John J. McLaughlin Jr.
John P. Sindoni

The January edition of Cape Cod Life included a Q&A with Christopher J. "Chris" Matthews in its "Life's Views" column; Matthews is host of the MSNBC talk show "Hardball with Chris Matthews." Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Washington, D.C., announced in February the appointment of Kevin L. Meehan to the position of U.S. region manager; a 23-year veteran with the company, he is responsible, in this capacity, for managing the firm's consulting operations in the United States. The New York State Bar Association announced in January the election of Stephen W. O'Leary Jr. as chair of the association's trial lawyers section; a partner in the Jamaica, N.Y., law firm of O'Leary & O'Leary, he focuses his practice in defense and trial litigation of medical malpractice actions for professional liability insurers.

Class Co-Chairs
Alfred J. Carolan Jr.
John T. Collins

Franc D. Asis is a barrister, specializing in admiralty and maritime law in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The law firm Dinsmore & Shohl recently announced that Michael D. Eagen, a partner in its Cincinnati office, has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2006 edition and named "Ohio Super Lawyer," by Law & Politics Media; selection is based on a peer-review survey.

Class Co-Chairs
David H. Drinan
James W. Igoe
Daniel L. Spada, M.D.

Thomas M. J. Hathaway, who continues to serve as president of the Detroit law firm Brady Hathaway Brady & Bretz, was recently recognized as one of Michigan's leading employment attorneys by London-based publishers Chambers & Partners in the Chambers USA Guide; the practice was also recognized as one of Michigan's best firms. In addition, Hathaway is serving as a member of the board of trustees of Life Directions in Detroit, a national program whose mission "is to motivate young adults, ages 13-35, especially the economically poor and ‘at-risk,' to mature into responsible, productive adults through self-direction." HealthSTAR Communications, headquartered in Woodbridge, N.J., announced last July that Joseph A. Mastracchio joined the company to create HealthSTAR Educational Systems (H*ES); Mastracchio serves as president of H*ES, which specializes "in the strategic development and delivery of cutting-edge medical education programs." U.S. Rep. Michael R. McNulty, of the 21st Congressional District–New York, is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the ranking Democrat on the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee. Peter P. Tamulis Jr. has recently been appointed the first chief learning officer for the new Seven Hills Foundation Corporate College in Worcester. Analex Corp.–a provider of intelligence, systems engineering and security services in support of national security–located in Alexandria, Va.—announced in September the appointment of William T. Torpey as vice president of Analex and president of its subsidiary, Beta Analytics Inc.

Class Co-Chairs
Anthony M. Barclay
John R. Doyle, M.D.

Gregory N. Connolly, D.M.D., was recently appointed professor at the Harvard University School of Public Health in Boston. Gregory J. McGarry writes that he was recently appointed vice president for communications at Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center; his responsibilities include oversight of all marketing and public relations activities for the Albany Medical College and the Albany Medical Center Hospital. For the past 20 years McGarry has served as head of the public relations program for the medical center.

Class Chair
Robert T. Bonagura
Class Correspondent
Jerome J. Cura Jr.

Michael J. Crook, M.D., writes that he was recently recertified as an HIV specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. A board certified internist, he is the facility health services director at the Mount McGregor Correctional Facility in Wilton, N.Y.

Class Chair
Allan F. Kramer II

Thomas J. Sienkewicz, the Minnie Billings Capron Professor of Classics at Monmouth (Ill.) College, collaborated with LeaAnn Osburn on the completion of Vergil: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader; published by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc., the text is designed to assist students at the beginning or intermediate level to read authentic Latin selections from Vergil's Aeneid. Sienkewicz, who has taught at Monmouth College since 1984, is also a co-founder of National Latin Teacher Recruitment Week, observed every year in schools and colleges during the first week of March.

Class Co-Chairs
William F. Bagley Jr.
Philip J. Crowley
Gregory C. Flynn

The Providence Gridiron Club recently announced the selection of Joseph J. MarcAurele for induction into its Hall of Fame during ceremonies held last November in Johnston, R.I. President and chief executive officer of Citizens Bank of Rhode Island and Connecticut, he had played football at Holy Cross and served as a team captain. Stephen A. Truhon recently accepted a teaching position in military psychology at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.

Class Co-Chairs
Brian R. Forts
Edward J. Sullivan

The Dec. 7 edition of The Boston Globe included an article in the "Living Arts" section about J.W. "Jay" Carney Jr. and his career as a defense attorney, titled "His Defense Never Rests." Alfred J. Castino is the chief financial officer of Autodesk Inc., headquartered in San Rafael, Calif.

Class Co-Chairs
Joseph W. Cummings
Joseph A. Sasso Jr.

In January 2005, Michael I. Days was appointed editor of the Philadelphia Daily News. The Everett (Mass.) "E" Club selected Daniel E. "Dan" Shaughnessy to receive its Sports Journalism Award for 2005 at the club's 34th annual sports reunion dinner; Shaughnessy is a sports columnist for The Boston Globe. Laurence E. Tobey writes that, after completing three years as deputy chief of the consular section at the U.S. interests section in Havana, Cuba—where he managed the special program for Cuban migration—he has begun a two-year tour with the Department of State's International Affairs Bureau, handling U.S. interests in international maritime transportation and civil aviation.


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