|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XXI NUMBER 2 Winter 2006|
Karen Livingston Muthersbaugh of Gilford, N.H., writes, "Enjoying watching our two boys grow like weeds! Alexander Forest is 4 and Benjamin William is 1." She looked forward to traveling with KSC alumni to Alaska in August.
Pamela Pellegrine lives in Storrs, Conn., where she has been working at UConn's Lodewick Visitors Center since July 2000. She also directs shows with Windham Theatre Guild, most recently a production of "Forever Plaid."
From Megan Bilson: "I would love to hear from Mieke Timmer. I've been trying to reach her for years through e-mail. Also, if anyone has a 1990 yearbook they'd be willing to part with, I'm willing to pay for it. Somehow I got missed in the distribution senior year! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Robert Forbes writes, "I would like to say hello to all of my KSC friends with whom I have lost contact; I would love to hear from any of you, especially my best friend Ken Zurdin (where are you man?). I'm still in my country, Panama, working as head of the Importation Department at a company named Saks Zona Libre, S.A. Got two kids - a girl, 8, and a boy, 6 - good wife, nice house; in general a beautiful family. Hope to hear from you soon. Saludos desde Panama, Roberto." email@example.com
Attorney Robert J. Morrill of the law firm of Gilmore, Rees, Carlson & Cataldo, PC, with offices in Wellesley and Franklin, has been named a "Rising Star" in the Massachusetts legal community by Boston Magazine. Lawyers receive the designation by their peers who select the best lawyers they have personally observed in action. Only two and one half percent of all attorneys in Massachusetts are named as Rising Stars. Attorney Morrill's practice is dedicated to trusts and estates law, including estate planning, elder law, probate and resolution of disputes involving trusts and estates.
Susan Garfinkel Rosenthal is a preschool special education teacher in Marlboro, Mass., where her husband, Jonathan Rosenthal '92, is the music coordinator for K-12 and orchestra director for the high school. The couple has two children and the family lives in Framingham, Mass.
Claudette Carignan Barker writes, "Hello from Austin, Texas. My husband, Mark, and children, Alycia, 8, and Tyler, 5, and I have moved from the Atlanta area to Round Rock, a suburb of Austin. I was fortunate to land a teaching gig two minutes from my home. If any of you make it down here, please look me up."
Cate James Platt is president and CFO of Plattypus LLC, a construction and property management company in Boston. She is married with two children, a boy and a girl, 7 and 3 years old. She writes, "We're still here in Jamaica Plain, working on the house, watching 'The Wiggles' and trying to keep life interesting and exciting. I don't hear from many Keene folk anymore, mostly at Christmas card time, and thanks for it, Comini family and Moritz. However, for example, Russ Cobb, where are you? Outta sight for years. Other people I'd enjoy getting in touch with include, but not limited to, Brian Jenkins and Lisa Welch. Oh, and Jim Korpi - something was messed up with the e-mail account years ago, and I couldn't respond, but that was me."
Carolyn Deslaurier-Tate and her husband Tom recently celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary and 11 years of happiness together. The couple lives in Milford, Mass., and spends more time than ever on home remodeling projects. Tom is marketing director at Keurig in Wakefield, Mass., and Carolyn is taking a break from her career in the insurance industry. She would love to hear from Mark Wiza, whose last-known whereabouts was somewhere in the Lake Tahoe, Calif., area.
IN MEMORIAM: Jonathan Morris '91 of Breckenridge, Colorado, died July 8, 2005. He initiated the club hockey team at KSC and was an accomplished golfer.
Kristen Wrye Blume writes, "My husband, David, and I are living in Connecticut now and have 2 children, Matthew, 4, and Katie, 2. Been teaching first grade in Windsor for 5 years. Would love to be in touch with EPY sisters from PC 24. Also would like to find old roommates/housemates Sheila O'Connor, Beth Igneri, Belinda Chevalier, Laura Maus."
Myles E. Swanson of Savannah, Ga., writes, "Hey everyone! Phi Kapps! Storkey is alive and well in the south. I'm a damn Yankee now. Life is good. John Carravone, if you are alive, please contact me. Surf's up and life is indeed good. firstname.lastname@example.org"
From Karen Lewis Terwilliger: "Hello everyone. I hope all my buddies from the class of '93 are doing well. I am loving life here in Randolph, Vt. It is nice to be next to family! I have been a Herbalife Distributor for about a year. Please visit my website at www.nothingtolosebutweight.com to see my before and after pictures. I have also been a Stampin' Up demonstrator since December 2001. I have two little girls - Erin is in third grade and Erica is in kindergarten. I would love to hear from any of my classmates. A special hello to Jen Themel and Joy Cleveland Coleman. Love you guys!"
From Natalie Smith Roudabush: "2005 was a busy year for my family. On March 26, our second child, Keira Jolie, joined our family. Our son Trevor, 4, is wonderful with her now. Then in June we relocated from the Navy Submarine Base in Connecticut to Orlando, Fla., so my husband can finish out his 26 years with the Navy. It is a completely different life from New England and has taken some adjusting to get used to. As it gets colder up there I'll really appreciate Florida. I would love to hear from any of my friends from my KSC days. My e-mail is email@example.com."
Eric M. Weinberg joined the Biondi-Franklin Insurance agency in Clarks Summit, Pa., as a multi-line insurance agent. He received a designation from the American College in Bryn Mawr.
Sue Barassi Fogarty of Millstadt, Ill., writes, "My husband, Shaun, and I proudly announce the arrival of our daughter, Corinne Rose Fogarty, on June 14, 2005. She joins big brother Colin."
IN MEMORIAM: Kerry Atherton '94 died June 16, 2005, in Keene. She was an administrative assistant at Keene State for 15 years. She compiled a cookbook and worked with the international students at KSC. The annual KSC Thanksgiving basket collection is dedicated in her honor.
Cara H. Staus writes that Kendra Larson Thomas and her husband Bill '93 welcomed their second child, Jack Ryan, on July 5. He joins big sister Emma, 3. They are all doing great. Julie Daileanes Anderson and her husband Ryan also welcomed their second child, Luke, born May 13. Big brother Brett is a big help! Susanna Telford Chung and her husband Cedric announce the birth of their first child, a boy, Tynan Martin Chung, born February 12. His photo album can be viewed at www.seetynangrow.com.
Tanya Ierlan Rousseau is a teacher at Peterborough Elementary School. She has a new addition to her family - a son, Samuel Park Rousseau.
Sean Lewis is a music teacher in Beacon Falls, Conn. He writes, "Cara and I welcomed our third girl on Dec. 8, 2004. Iaslyn Faith was born early on that rainy December morning, and came so fast I almost had to deliver her in the car! Big sisters Emma, 7, and Alexa, 5, are very proud, as are we!"
Lynne Gauthier Goodchild and David Goodchild '97 welcomed their first children on April 9, 2005. Triplets Owen, Arden, and Morgan are all doing well.
Elizabeth Crooker Carpentiere writes, "My husband and I welcomed our second child, a son named Brady Harrison Carpentiere, on July 18, 2005. He joins big sister Madeline, who is 3."
From Kerry Gallagher Burns: "Missing KSC terribly as I celebrate my 10-year anniversary. Big hellos to all those Phi Sig sisters out there. I am now a mom (yikes) to a wonderful boy named Finnegan Aiden, born June 3, 2004; the same day Kristen Haley Halpern '96 had a son, too! My son, unfortunately, has cystic fibrosis; it sucks but we are dealing. Here's hoping our PSS chapter can do some fundraising. Luckily, I am working in human services, and they get what I am going through. I am a trauma treatment (sexual abuse) specialist in Rhode Island. I would really LOVE to meet up with you alumni soon. Life can be hard and it's important to remember the good times and to make NEW good times and celebrate the good stuff. Miss you, ladies, and hope all that I know (and don't know) are well."
Dan Johnson, a lifelong resident of Jefferson Township in New Jersey, was named principal of the Eisenhower Middle School in Succasunna. There are 730 students and 70 staff members. Dan attended school in the Jefferson district and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1991. He earned two master's degrees from Seton Hall. He was an assistant principal in the Livingston district for a year and English supervisor at Walkhill Valley High School. He and wife Lori, who is also a teacher, have two boys, ages 3 and 5. "I've always wanted to be a teacher, for as long as I can remember," he said. "Growing up along the way, I had some very good influential teachers, and I think that had a lot to do with it," he said. "This is one of the only professions where you can see the results right away," he said.
Andrew Queen recently joined Warrenstreet Architects in Concord, N.H. He received undergraduate degrees from New Hampshire Technical Institute and KSC and earned a master's in architecture from Virginia Tech.
John M. Bennett died suddenly of a cardiac event in June while attending a wedding in Syracuse, N.Y., with his wife Kristin. John lived in Exeter, N.H., and was a buyer and planner in the semi-conductor industry, employed by F.E.I in Peabody, Mass.
Aaron T. Barter of Pensacola, Fla., has a son, William Robert Barter, born on Sept. 28, 2004.
Ali Sundik Mahoney writes, "My husband, Larry, and I have rehabbed a 19th-century New Englander in Kennebunk, Maine. We have celebrated 10 years of marriage and are kept joyfully busy with our daughter, Anna Katherine, 3, and son, Owen Patrick, 2. I have been teaching special education for 10 years and currently work for South Portland schools."
IN MEMORIAM: John M. Bennett '95 died in June 2005 in Syracuse, N.Y. John lived in Exeter, N.H., and was a buyer and planner in the semi-conductor industry, employed by F.E.I in Peabody, Mass.
Barbara Belski Paiva and Moses Paiva just bought a house in Salem, Mass. Barbara is a paralegal for American Tower Corporation in Boston and Moses is an investment specialist for Bank of America in Boston. Says Barbara, "I can't believe that is has been 10 years since graduation. Time flies! Hope all is well with the ladies of Kappa Gamma MTSND."
Jon K. Ingram is the new principal at Hillsboro-Deering High School in Hillsboro, N.H. Ingram, who is married to Kristin Knarr Ingram '97, was assistant principal and director of athletics at Contoocook Valley High School in Peterborough, N.H. Originally from Enfield, Conn., Jon was athletic director at Provincetown High School in Massachusetts, where he also taught social studies and coached soccer and basketball. Ingram has also helped coach lacrosse at the College of the Holy Cross and Dartmouth College.
On June 25, 2005, Dave DeStefano tied the knot. In attendance were KSC alumni Travis Stevens and his wife Jen Roy Stevens '94, Frank Dolce and his wife Marisa Ditulio Dolce '98. Dave says, "The wedding was a 'Thriller!' Since then my wife, Jackie, and I have been living happily in our new home in Cromwell, Conn. Want to say 'hello' to all those who stepped into our Island St. bachelor pad. We're all married now...Does that make us old?
Jennifer A. Phillips lives in Peterborough, N.H. She is a marketing graphic designer at SDE, Inc. in Peterborough and coaches volleyball at Alvirne High School in Hudson, N.H.
Kerrey Pilotte Allaire of Littleton, N.H., is a grade four teacher. She writes, "Our daughter Mackenzie Leigh Allaire celebrated her 2nd birthday on April 3, 2005."
Steve Maturo writes, "I graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in May with a master of divinity degree. On July 19, my wife Esther gave birth to our first child together. Jessica Grace was 8 lbs, 5 oz and 19 inches long. Esther also has a 6-year old-son, Kaleb."
Matthew Newton of Concord, N.H., was recently hired as film specialist to manage the operations of the New Hampshire Film and Television Office. He is a graduate of the film production program at KSC and worked as a production office coordinator in Los Angeles.
Jason Bouchard is married to Jessica Belmont Bouchard '98 and they have a baby girl. Jason is director of instrumental music at Enfield High School in Enfield, Conn. He writes, "We are both doing well. Jess is working for Enfield as a teacher in the day care center. I have been involved in a number of things the past few years, starting with judge chair for eastern region auditions, band chair for the NCCC festival, and I am currently serving as eastern region orchestra chair. I have been at Enfield High School for seven years and have had great luck building the program. I am responsible for the concert band, marching band, two jazz ensembles, four jazz combos, the orchestra, and string quintet. Besides our new daughter, the other most exciting news is that I was nominated for Enfield's Teacher of the Year."
From Deb Clogher: "Still here in New Jersey! I have a beautiful daughter, Natalie, born August 3, 2004. I have been working on a second master's degree in education at Seton Hall University and working as director of community relations for the Roxbury School District. My husband, Patrick, and I purchased a house in Mt. Olive, N.J., three years ago. Always missing the good old KSC days, especially the wonderful staff and all of the great friends I made along the way! Miss you all!"
Carolyn Topolski Bellion and Jeremy Bellion announce the arrival of Ariel Lyn Bellion on April 7, 2005. They live in Durham, N.C.
Linda Lachowicz O'Rourke and Jamie O'Rourke welcomed their first child, Cameron James, on March 18, 2005. They live in Pembroke, N.H. Linda teaches eighth grade language arts in Concord and Jamie is an environmental engineer in Manchester.
Kim Lyons of Exeter, N.H., teaches at Hampstead Middle School and paints murals as a hobby and part-time career. Kim got her degree in history and education with a minor in art. In January, she will complete a master's degree in education from Lesley University with a focus on creative arts and learning. She taught sixth grade at Hampstead for five years, and now teaches seventh grade social studies, reading, and language arts. Her murals are in private homes and, typically, are for kids, "something that will put smiles on their faces," she says. Kim paints with acrylics because they are washable. Her personal favorite artists are Vincent Van Gogh for his style, and Paul Cézanne for his colors and subjects.
Lisa Fagan of Forest Park, Ill., writes, "I am currently working for Madero Middle School in the 'Little Village' of Chicago. I recently piloted a brand new severely and profoundly handicapped program at my school. I received my master's degree in cross-categorical special education from California University of Pennsylvania in 2001. I would love to hear from anyone in Delta Nu Psi or Delta Phi Epsilon and anyone else I knew at KSC!"
Jillian Rocheleau Patrick writes, "My husband Mike and I welcomed our baby boy Samuel into our family on May 21, 2005. He was 7 lbs, 8 oz and he is such a delight! We have also recently purchased a home and are now living in Hooksett, N.H."
Shawn Curtis was recognized as one of the Hartford (Conn.) Business Journal's 40 under Forty. The award is given to 40 individuals in the Hartford region under the age of 40 who are successful business leaders and are working to make a difference in their communities. An awards dinner and ceremony was held in September.
We are saddened to report that Scott Kornfield died May 30, 2005, after being struck by a car while riding his mountain bike. Scott was living in Thornton, Colorado.
IN MEMORIAM: Scott Kornfield '99 died May 30, 2005, in Boulder, Colo. He was pursuing a career in business and was a passionate bicycle racer.
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