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Class Notes 1991

Nelson Perras is a social services case manager and child protective services investigator with the Georgia Department of Human Resources/Clarke County Department of Family and Children Services. He lives in Bethlehem, Ga.

Penny Leeman Coppen writes: "Barry and I are living in Avon, Conn., with our three children - Jake, 5, Brooke, 3, and Luke, 1. We hoped to see many of you at Reunion this year."

Dr. Roger Hanson Jr. of Meyersdale, Pa., writes: "Just celebrated our 10-year anniversary with my chiropractic office - Meyersdale Chiropractic."

From Karen Dicey: "Hi, Everyone! Can you believe it's been 15 years since we graduated?! I hope lots of you were able to attend reunion. I was hoping to be there, but I had the opportunity to fulfill a longtime dream, and that took precedence. The last two weeks of May I spent traveling and working as a deckhand on the Liberty Clipper, a 125-foot gaff-rigged topsail schooner. It was phenomenal! She spends winters in Key West, Fla., and summers in Boston, so our job was to bring her north for the summer. We had decent weather, were up to 100 nm off shore, with dolphins swimming in our bow wake, and a memorable passage through New York Harbor and up the East River. I was part of a watch, and even had the responsibility of steering the ship for a couple of hours each day (and night)! Hoping to spend more time aboard schooners in the future, I'm hooked!

"I also want to send heartfelt gratitude to Mike Maher '72, who has been a positive driving force in the Alumni Office for so many years. The College won't be the same without him, but I'm sure he won't be far away. Best wishes to Mike and Kitty!

"Kelly Salter-Braverman and Steve Braverman of Medford, Mass., have a new baby girl, Sarah Hayley, born Feb. 3, 2006. They also have a son, Ben, who is 3 years old.
"Tom and Carolyn Deslaurier-Tate welcomed their first child, Cecilia Alexa, into the family on Oct. 2, 2005. Carolyn's address is 14 Nancy Rd., Milford, MA 01757. deslatate@comcast.net

IN MEMORIAM: Scott E. Krunklevich '91 died February 18, 2006 in Concord, N.H. He earned his degree in business and worked for Sherwin Williams. He was an avid outdoorsman, volunteered for Make-a-Wish Foundation, and worked with the New England Paralyzed Veterans of America, helping veterans enjoy the sport of fishing.


1992

Sharyn K. D'Eon became principal of Chesterfield (N.H.) Elementary School on July 1. Glen D'Eon '94 is band director at Fall Mountain Regional High School in Alstead, N.H.

Lindsay Rodger Bartlett of Keene was a guest alumna in George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession at KSC February 28 to March 4, 2006.

Mariann Barlow Ingermann writes: "My husband, Brad, and I had our third child, Briann Sebec, on February 1, 2006. She joins big brothers Collin, 6, and Garret, 4. Still enjoying life in Colorado and visiting New Hampshire whenever we can! If anyone has any info on Stef Baskin, please e-mail me at mingermann@ltgc.com."


1993

From Robert Blanchard: "My wife, Sarah, and I are celebrating the birth of our son, Devon Roger Blanchard. Devon was born March 14 at Aspen Valley Hospital in Aspen, Colo., and weighed 5 lbs., 15 oz."

Katherine L. Deliso of Agawam, Mass., writes: "Recently went on a trip in northern Italy for eight days - was amazing!"

Joey Kandel Handley lives in San Jose, Calif., with her husband, Scott, and son, Casey, born May 25, 2005.

Christopher Kobbs writes: "I've lived in Chicago, Ill., for eight years. Still working as a safety professional and just recently took a position within Westinghouse Electric Company as a Customer First leader. I'm married and have a daughter, 2. I'm looking for Jack Gattinella '91 and Tim Smith '92."


1994

Peter Dickson writes: "I am working as an analytical chemist for Northern Analytical Laboratory in Merrimack, N.H. Married with two daughters - Madeline, 4, and Abigail, 1. Can be reached at psdickson@hotmail.com."

Jen George Galletta and Joe Galletta '89 are living in Maine with their three girls - Kara, 7, Lindsey, 4, and Ryanne, 1. Hi to everyone! E-mail us at thegallettas@suscom-maine.net.

Amy Woods writes: "This summer I have the opportunity to visit Australia for a month on a Fulbright-Hays Seminar - a program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education and Australia. I will be constructing a curriculum that investigates human-environmental interaction from both an anthropological and sociological perspective."

Lori Polvinen Coleman of Sanford, Maine, writes: "I am living in Maine with husband, Patrick, and our three children. Ellen is three and our twins, Eli and Audrey, are 1. Although celebrations, geography, and lasting friendships have kept me in touch with many of you, I would love to reconnect with more old friends! I would especially love to hear from PC 17 and PC 22; Geno Vallante, Danielle Marra, Reagan Jenkins, and Kim Lauer."

Rebecca Keiffer Luchina writes: "Our son, Patrick, turned one Dec. 28."


1995

Karen Kicza Bishop writes: "David Bishop and I are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter, Chase Aleksandra, on December 20, 2005. We have been living in Fremont, N.H., for over five years. Dave owns Grand Rental Station in Plaistow, N.H., and I am a vice president in human resources at Putnam Investments. We would like to say hello to all the Sigma Lambda Chi brothers and Phi Sigma Sigma sisters we have not seen lately!"

From Kelly Gallagher Burns: "I am the mom of an enthusiastic and energetic 2-year-old, Finnegan. Though he has cystic fibrosis, he continues to thrive and we are hopeful and optimistic about what the future holds for him. My husband and I are active in fund-raising efforts for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, having participated in and helped organize the last two Great Strides walks in Rhode Island. Our team name is 'Finnz Friendz,' and should anyone wish to donate, it can be done online at cff.org! I recently left a job I loved (counseling victims of sexual abuse trauma) for a new (and more lucrative) opportunity. I am now the clinical social worker for a new venture in the Rhode Island Family Court System. We are developing a mental health court clinic to address the unmet mental health needs of juveniles within the juvenile justice system. It's sure to be an adventure and learning experience. I recently visited with Shelly Steele Tuchon '96 in Florida and Mary Lilly Self '97, who came to support our family at the Great Strides walk. Mary is moving to Nashville, and she will be greatly missed by my family!

"I hope that all the Phi Sig alumnae are doing well. It seems that every time I hear any news or updates, it's about more babies being born! It's very hard to believe it's been so long since we were all at Keene!"

From Ryan Ward Reilly: "My wife, Maria, and I welcomed our third son, Aidan, on January 13, 2005. His older siblings are Maeve, 7, and Liam and Owen (identical twins), 4. They reside at Camp Pendleton, California, while I am serving in Iraq until next February. As a Marine major, I work in the G-1 section, basically responsible for manpower management."


1996

Kristen Narva Halasz is a teacher in Holden, Mass. She got married in June 2000 and has a daughter, Kayleigh, born in 2002. She would love to reconnect with some old friends and says e-mail is the easiest way to contact her. khalasz@charter.net

Scott C. Power and Nicole Power '99 of Hudson, N.H. write: "Our daughter, Delaney Grace, celebrated her first birthday in February. Her big brother, Isaiah, loves playing with her, and we enjoy watching both of them grow."

Moses and Barbara Belski Paiva welcomed a baby girl, Rachel Madison, on February 24, 2006. Rachel was 6 lbs., 15 oz., and is a delight to her parents.

Robin Pavano Rader '97 and Stacey Tarpey '97 are trying to get in touch with Brian McKenna. If anyone knows of his whereabouts, or a phone number or e-mail to reach him, please forward it to Stacey at 781-737-3633 or stacey.tarpey@dunkinbrands.com.


1997

From Steve Maturo: "I have been hired as the Pastor of Youth Ministries at Southside Bible Fellowship in Manchester, N.H. My family moved back to the Granite State in June when my son, Kaleb, finished the school year."

Karen Haley Belanger is a junior mortgage underwriter with Lake Sunapee Bank. She writes from Washington, N.H.: "My husband, Kevin, and I have a beautiful one-year-old daughter, Megan, and a cat and a dog."

Erika Turner Christofolo writes: "Currently living in Gilbert, Ariz., taking a break from teaching to stay at home. Married to Ed for six years, have a 3-year-old daughter named Natalie."

Jason Bouchard is director of instrumental music at Enfield (Conn.) High School and serves on the Enfield Board of Education. He is married to Jessica Belmont Bouchard '98 and has a daughter, Madelyn Ann, born October 11, 2005.

Danny Sherman writes: "Marnie and I had our second baby boy on my 30th birthday! Noah Anthony joined his big brother, Daniel Robert, on December 20. We are currently living in Old Saybrook, Conn., anxiously awaiting the warm weather so we can enjoy the ocean."

Aaron and Jennifer Gaughran Costa welcomed their first child, Megan Elizabeth, on February 26, 2006. Aaron works for the City of Keene and Jennifer is the former executive director of The Samaritans, Inc., in Keene. The family resides in Stoddard.

1st Lt. Jeremy F. Brooks, part of the 399th Combat Support Hospital group, is in Fort McCoy training before leaving for Iraq in Sept. He is a registered dietitian. His Combat Support Hospital group is made up of 500 doctors, nurses, and hospital personnel who will run a Level 3 Trauma Hospital in Iraq.


1998

Shannon O'Connell Weems writes: "After teaching in both public and private schools for more than five years, I decided to make a change. I am now the center director for Sylvan Learning Center in Northfield, N.J. I still get to be involved in education, but it allows me to stretch my corporate business wings as well. I made the move from New Hampshire to New Jersey in the summer of 2003, and I was married in February 2004. My husband, Russ, and I just celebrated our second anniversary. I am also step-mom to an 8-year-old named Mason who keeps me busy with his many school activities and his involvement as a poster kid with Cure Autism Now in New Jersey. My youngest brother, Corbett, has just completed his sophomore year at KSC. Apparently, he loved visiting his older sister so much, he decided to go there himself. I'd love to send warm wishes to Don Baldini, director of the KSC Jazz Ensemble. The three years I spent as a soloist for the Jazz Ensemble were some of the best! I'd also like to invite any old classmates to get in touch. I wish Mike Maher '72 all the best of luck. I remember him well and saw him at every jazz concert we ever did. He was always friendly and warm, and Keene will miss his smiling face."

Lisa Demers writes: "Hello everyone! I have accepted a new teaching position in Barcelona, Spain, and will be teaching second grade in an American school called Benjamin Franklin International School. I am very excited because I not only get to continue teaching, but I will be able to travel. I am looking forward to my new adventure. I hope everyone is doing well! My new e-mail address will be lisa.demers@bfischool.org. Keep in touch!"

IN MEMORIAM: Eric J. Walters '98 died February 27, 2006, in Londonderry, N.H. He was taking courses at Southern New Hampshire University and enjoyed woodworking, medieval history, and working on cars.


1999

Adrian Eiben '98, and Melissa Lindmark Eiben welcomed Andrew Harry to the world on October 10, 2005. He was born in Winchester, Mass., weighing 6 lbs., 5 oz. They are currently residing in Hudson, Mass.

From Kyra MacIntyre Taylor: "Gene '96 and I have been married for eight years now and are living in Concord, N.H. We bought a house in October. I just finished my fifth year of teaching at Barnstead Elementary School. Gene is still in the computer field and started working for the State of N.H. this year."



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