In November, Robert E. Scully, M.D., received a doctorate, honoris causa, from
the Autonomous University
of Barcelona, Spain.
J. McCabe Jr.
On Aug. 19, William L. Kellick was inducted into the Niagara Falls Old-Timers
Sports Hall of Fame.
John G. Chiari continues to
serve as a counselor in St. John's School, St. Petersburg, Fla. Edward A. Knight
is working with the local Naval Reserve Center as part of the military honor
unit; his duties include presenting the flag to the next of kin after the graveside
service and the playing of taps.
In August, James E. Burke was honored as one of the recipients of the Presidential
Medal of Freedom at ceremonies held at the White House in Washington, D.C.; Burke
serving as chairman of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.
John A. Riordan, M.D., who retired in June from pediatric practice with Fallon
Clinic in Worcester after 30 years of service, is now working evenings at several
M. Ganley Jr.
J. McEvoy Jr.
In October, William F. McAuliffe retired after 13 years of service as a court
conservatorship investigator and mental health clinician for the San Diego (Calif.)
Department of Health and Human Services; he is now employed part time in post-retirement
Gerard P. O'Keefe, a retired attorney and Marine Corps colonel, is a chaplaincy
volunteer at Fairfax (Va.) Hospital and an arimathean at the Fort Myer (Va.)
Post Chapel and Arlington National Cemetery.
Msgr. John J. Kelliher
Arthur W. Kane has become director of the newly founded Center for Contemporary
Ethics at St. Thomas University
in Miami, Fla.
Alfred R. DeCato, M.D., retired from general surgery and the practice of occupational
medicine in August. The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) recently announced
that Ronald S. Perry has been selected as one of the recipients of its Distinguished
Achievement Award, given periodically to ECAC athletics and administrative
officials "who have achieved outstanding success and who have made significant
contributions in the interest of intercollegiate athletics." In September, Robert
A. Rubino, D.M.D., who practiced dentristry in Rochester, N.H., until his retirement
in 1997, began working at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester, in food nutrition
Rev. William P. Blottman is the chaplain of the Catholic Memorial Home in Fall
River, Mass. James J. Callahan Jr. spoke at the annual meeting of the American
Association held in Boston in November, calling for a surgeon general's report
on home care services for the elderly; during the meeting, he received the Key
Award for Leadership in Health and Aging. Callahan is currently serving as the
director of the Policy Center on Aging at the Heller School, Brandeis University,
in Waltham, Mass.
The East Haven (Conn.) Democratic Town Committee recently selected Thomas J.
Giaimo as one of the recipients
of the local party's first annual "John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage
Awards," presented to local individuals who have exemplified democratic ideals
and a devotion to public service. Giaimo served as the East Haven probate judge
for 32 years, until his retirement in 1998, and practiced law in East Haven throughout
his career. Active in the local democratic party and in town government, he served
as a member of the Democratic Town Committee from 1965-96. John T. Harrington,
M.D., dean of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, was one of four
medical school deans from
Massachusetts to receive the "Distinguished Service Award," given by the American
Physicians Fellowship (APF) for Medicine in Israel. Harrington was honored as
a "leader in Massachusetts medicine" at the 50th anniversary dinner of the APF
held in Boston on Oct. 11. Earlier in the day, he and fellow recipients spoke
at a public symposium on the future of medical education in the United States
at the Boston Public Library. On Nov. 1, Harrington completed five years of service
as dean at Tufts.
In September, James A. Kennedy Jr. was named the chairman of the board of trustees
of the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. In October, Walter L. Murphy
was appointed chief
justice of the New Hampshire State Superior Court.
F. Sullivan Jr.
The Oct. 23 edition of Massachusetts
Lawyers Weekly featured an interview with John M. Greaney, associate justice
of the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) of Massachusetts and co-chair
of the SJC's Judiciary/Media Committee.
E. Dertinger Jr.
George Blaney has been named
assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston.
The Rutgers Law School Alumni Association selected Kevin J. Collins, chair of
the board of governors for Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, as the
recipient of its distinguished alumnus award. In September, Collins was elected
treasurer of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, Bear Mountain, N.Y.; he
has served as a commissioner on the board since 1995. Thomas E. Cronin recently
began his eighth year as president of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.;
he also serves as a director on several boards, including the Cascade Natural
Gas Corp. and the Washington Humanities Commission. Joseph E. Dertinger Jr. is
now the chairman of the Central New York chapter of the Society of Former Special
Agents of the FBI. F. Michael Stapleton is now the president and chief executive
officer of Cortland
(N.Y.) Savings Bank.
J. O'Leary Jr.
Richard E. Reilly is a partner in the Milwaukee, Wis., law firm of Gimbel, Reilly,
Guerin & Brown,
specializing in family law.
Paul O. LeClerc, who is the president of the New York Public Library, received
an honorary doctorate from the Sorbonne Nouvelle in October. On Oct. 3, Thomas
F. Sullivan Jr. was sworn in as first justice of the Marlboro (Mass.) District
Court; he was appointed an associate justice of the district court in Worcester
On Nov. 7, Robert E. Nist, D.M.D., was inducted into the Canisius High School
(Buffalo, N.Y.) Sports Hall of Fame; Nist has maintained a general dentistry
practice in Montpelier,
Vt., for the past 28 years.
John A. York has been named deputy commissioner for field operations for the
of Social Services.
L. Juska Jr.
In October, Thomas E. Gallagher was appointed president and chief executive officer
of Park Place Entertainment Corp., Las Vegas, Nev. John R. Middleton, M.D., has
been named "1999 Distinguished
Physician of the Year," by the board of directors of Raritan Bay Medical Center,
Perth Amboy, N.J.
J. McLaughlin Jr.
Francis J. Faulkner is the associate director of Citizens for Limited Taxation
in Boston. The Northboro-Southboro (Mass.) School District recently announced
that Charles E. Gobron has been named director of curriculum and instruction
for the school system, effective Jan. 2. Daniel M. Harrigan, D.D.S., continues
to work as a general dentist in San Diego and Orange counties, Calif. Immaculata
(Pa.) College invited Christopher J. Matthews to deliver the keynote address
at its Conference on Leadership that took place last October. A. Thomas Pezzella,
M.D., is currently on the staff of the Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Hospital as
a cardiac surgeon. John P. Sindoni recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of
his association with the Syracuse, N.Y., law firm of Hiscock & Barclay.
Eugene P. Hickey is serving
as a "loaned executive" for the 2000 United Way Community Campaign in Glastonbury,
Conn.; in this capacity, he meets with local business executives and their employees
on behalf of the community campaign.
The St. Thomas More Society of Worcester County selected Francis R. Fecteau as
the recipient of its
Distinguished Jurist Award, presented at the 43rd annual "Red Mass," celebrated
in October at St. Paul's Cathedral in Worcester. The October 6 issue of The
Catholic Free Press contained an article by Rev. Chester J. Misiewicz
about "Antioch, the Last Ancient City" exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum;
Fr. Misiewicz is currently serving as pastor of St. Aloysius Parish in Gilbertville,
Mass. Stephen M. Pezzella, M.D., is chairman of the medical specialties department
and chief of cardiology with the Fallon Clinic in
Bernard V. Keenan Jr. has been appointed associate dean for
academic affairs at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.
Edward F. Lenox Jr. is a partner
in the Quincy, Mass.,
law firm of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane. John J. Murphy Jr. recently joined
the Boeing Company's space and communications group in Hampton, Va., as a business
J. Cura Jr.
Charles J. Davis continues
to practice law in Cincinnati, Ohio.
F. Kramer II
Robert E. Cooney recently accepted the position of assistant principal at Cranston
(R.I.) High School East. Dennis J. Sullivan, M.D., was the team physician for
the U.S. hockey team in the 2000 International Ice Hockey Federation Tournament
held in Slovakia from Aug. 10-24. Michael T. Warshaw has been appointed master/barrister
to Hadyn Proctor Inns of Court, New Jersey Superior Court, Monmouth County.
William F. Bagley Jr. has been appointed the director of institutional advancement
at the Bancroft School in Worcester. John F. Brennan, who recently retired from
the Cape Cod Community College recreational department, works part time as a
and marketer with AT&T. John B. Kearney has recently been elected a fellow
of the American Bar Foundation; he is a partner in the Cherry Hill, N.J., law
firm of Kenney & Kearney, where he specializes in commercial, environmental
and employment law. In September, Alaska Airlines announced the appointment of
Thomas R. O'Grady to the new post of staff vice president of general litigation
and regulatory law. George R. Piché is the owner of Team Spine Inc., Milwaukee,
Wis., a distributor for Medtronic Sofamor Danek spinal fusion surgical implant
products; Piché, who has been involved in medical sales since the start
of his career, founded
the company in 1998.
J. Kostka Jr.
Lawrence P. "Larry" Himmelsbach, who has been with the U.S. Department of Energy
in Washington, D.C., since 1985, is currently working on nonproliferation and
nuclear materials control issues. Michael E. Niedermeier, who has served 12 years
on the town of Trumbull (Conn.) Police Commission, has recently been elected
vice chairman of the board; he has also been elected president of the Cardinal
Sheehan Center which provides services to inner city youth in Bridgeport, Conn.
Roger A. Zalneraitis is a registered representative and recruiter for John Hancock
Life in Maitland, Fla.
A. Sasso Jr.
Francis X. McGovern has been appointed the chief executive officer and president
of Tower Software in Reston, Va., a research and development company specializing
in the development
of electronic records and document management software.
John C. Hampsey and his wife, Patricia, announce the birth of their daughter,
Maya, on May 16. Daniel J. McNamara is an attorney with the New York City law
firm of DeCicco,
Gibbons & McNamara. John J. Nagle III was recently installed as the president
of the Baltimore (Md.) County Bar Association. Philip A. Zachary has been named
vice president/general manager of radio stations WHFS-FM and WARW-FM in Washington,
D.C.; the stations are owned by Infinity Broadcasting Corp., Lanham, Md., a division
In December, Alexander Aponte Jr. was appointed corporation counsel for the city
of Hartford, Conn.; a member of the economic development commission, he is a
partner in the
Hartford law firm of Perakos, Zitser & Aponte. Susan Iannucci Cesaro was
the recipient of the "2000 Social Worker of the Year Award" by the Rhode Island
Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. John M. Collins is an
assistant professor of physics at Wheaton College, Norton, Mass. Jeanne A. Donado
has been appointed vice president of the Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, Mich., a
community-based visual arts and history museum.
William H. Diamond Jr. is now the president and chief executive officer of WaveSplitter
Technologies, Fremont, Calif., a manufacturer of fiber-optic components for optical
Colleen A. O'Keefe has recently been promoted to senior vice president-global
customer service, for the telecommunications company, Global Crossing.
In November, the White Mountain Insurance Group, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda,
announced the appointment of John P. Cavoores as a managing director in the newly
company which owns all of White Mountains' U.S. operating companies; his responsibilities
include helping to oversee major operating and strategic
decisions in the company's insurance and reinsurance operations. In October,
ThreadeXchange, headquartered in New York City, announced that Charles E.F. Millard
Jr. has joined its advisory board. In December, AmSouth Bank, headquartered in
Birmingham, Ala., announced the appointment of Gerard
A. "Rod" Woodford as its e-commerce director. Woodford, a senior vice president,
joined the bank in 1994.