|KEENE STATE TODAY WINTER 2011|
Ellen and Richard Dumont are the grandparents of five. Dick retired after 40 years in retail. Ellen is a marketing manager of a cable company in Massachusetts.
Lucia Fischer lives in Albany, NY, with her husband, Steven, and their 17-year-old son. They always welcome news from fellow classmates.
Lois Colyn Kfoury got married in 2007. Her brother, Frank gave her away. She is retired from teaching after 27 years and works part-time at the Mall of New Hampshire.
Davis Westover serves on the Alumni Board. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone would like to contact him.
IN MEMORIAM: Bruce R. Brofman '73
IN MEMORIAM: Joan D. Redford '73
Christopher R. Packard '74
After KSC, Elizabeth Sirois Davis received a master's degree in theology from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, MA, and a master's in divinity from Boston University. She has served 30 years at various churches, including four years as a hospital chaplain. Eight years ago she was ordained as a United Methodist minister and serves two United Methodist churches in the Peterborough, NH, area. Elizabeth traveled a great deal in 2010. She spent four weeks in Ireland and one week in Switzerland. She went on a German/American exchange last summer. She has five children, 16 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She remembers Dr. Keddy as "a great inspiration." And writes, "I will always remember how he encouraged me."
Paul Fiondella and his wife, Charla, live in Stoddard, NH. He is president of Softel Inc., a computer software, research, and development corporation. Paul says, "I try to support activities that build a community and encourage young people to reach their full potential." He is also a runner and enjoys trail and mountain runs, snowshoeing, and marathons. Paul and Charla travel; in 2010 they visited Mexico for the warm weather, Israel for mountain hiking with a group of "super-fit, over-70 kibbutzniks," and Colorado to participate in an Iron Horse classic, which included a 50-mile bike race between Durango and Silverton. Paul remembers KSC's Larry Benaquist as one of the three best college professors he studied under in the five different schools he attended over the years. He remembers taking a basic programming class and realizing that he had a talent for something. Paul would love to hear from any alumni organizing recreational activities in Keene. He writes, "I would like to see the college participate more fully in efforts to make Keene a healthy community. I would like to see the recreation center open to alumni year-round."
Nancy Frost Conant is living and teaching in Greenfield, MA, where she has been a seventh-grade math teacher for 17 years. She enjoys working, family and friends, traveling, and attending concerts. She also keeps busy with golf, swimming, bicycling, and the local YMCA. Nancy's son Sam is living and working in Boston, her son Henry was married in October 2010 to his love Christine, and her son Will is attending Greenfield Community College. Nancy has many fond memories of her days at Keene State, including working in the Student Union, selling newspapers and cigarettes to early birds, singing and performing on the stage set up for graduation on the Fiske Lawn, traveling to England senior year, and getting rid of parietal hours. Nancy enjoys attending the KSC reunions and wishes more people from the classes '72, '73, '74, and '75 would make an effort to get back for that weekend. She writes, "I would love to see more people on campus!"
Anne Lachance Dumont is retired and lives in Sanbornton, NH, and Arlington, VA. She taught special education for 32 years and was a coordinator and an assessment specialist in New Hampshire and Las Vegas (two years). She still works part-time in Bedford, NH, as an assessment specialist. She has two sons; one is 28, married, and lives in Boston, and the other is 25 and lives in Washington, D.C.
Judy Mitchell Carriere and her husband, Bruce, live in Hinsdale, NH. She retired after teaching physical education for 35 years at Hampshire Regional High School in Westhampton, MA. Judy started a second career as a job coach at the student services program of Monadnock Regional School District, SAU #38. She says, "My life is a mixture of work and leisure." She also keeps busy as a member of the Hinsdale Lions Club and their community projects, and serves on the Hinsdale budget committee. She enjoys Wii workouts, watching sports, and reading. Judy doesn't have children, but she has nieces and nephews: Sarah, Katherine, Alexandra, James, and Stephen. Judy has a funny memory of swimming class when the teacher was her partner and she could not save him during the skills class. She remembers it as the "funniest class ever." Judy is always interested in what others are up to.
Donald Lovejoy writes from his hometown of South Royalton, VT. He's been working at Welch's True Value Hardware Store for 30 years as a small engine mechanic and clerk. He's been semi-retired since 2009, when he started working part-time. He enjoys showing and driving his two classic, unrestored cars, a 1957 Chevrolet and a 1964 Corvair. Donald is also the secretary of Rising Sun Masonic Lodge in South Royalton.
Caren Calafati lives in Grantham, NH, and part-time on Hilton Head Island, SC. She's also traveled to Ottawa, Canada, this year. She taught music and art to grades K-12 and at the college level, and trained in reality therapy at the William Glasser Institute in California. She's the business owner of a national touring opera company, an interest that began as her Master of Art thesis at Dartmouth College. Caren also owns the voice and art studios of East Coast Sings. She is a mezzo-soprano soloist and performs with orchestras, churches, and choral groups. Caren is an artist, and her watercolors are sold in both New Hampshire and South Carolina. She enjoys reading, but especially likes being outdoors gardening, sailing, kayaking, and being active in local Democratic political groups. Her son Alex is a senior at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, and her son Derek is a social media expert for a law firm in Boston. Caren would love to hear from some of the music majors of the early '70s and wonders if people remember the singing group Random Concept. She gets back to Keene when she can.
Nancy Banas McWay and her husband, Harold, live in Florida, where she retired in 2004 from a career in information technology with CIGNA (18 years) and MassMutual (eight years). They have three children: Justin, 31, is a certified respiratory therapist; Lauren, 27, is a teacher and will be getting married in April; and Adam, 31, is married and has two children. Nancy and Harold traveled to Montgomery, AL, for his commissioning last year. They also traveled to the Florida panhandle, the Keys, South Carolina, and Georgia.
IN MEMORIAM: Christopher R. Packard '74
Elaine Alexander is the president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society Alliance.
David Hague is married and has two boys. He teaches physical education and coaches swimming in Texas. David competes in masters swimming.
Roxanne Wilson is working on her doctorate in education. She is part of the first cohort and has just completed her comprehensive exams.
IN MEMORIAM: Jean Kupfer Aldrich '77
Kendra Alling writes: "I've finished my teaching career after 30 years of general, choral, and instrumental instruction for grades K-8. Now, I'm certifying as a music therapist at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA. I'll complete a BC-MT in May 2012. I work with a variety of populations from ages 3 to 103. In addition to music during the summer, I teach and give sailing cruises along the Connecticut shoreline. I've continued to enjoy performing with a variety of community bands over the years in both Connecticut and New Hampshire."
For more than a decade, David Stoner has been an owner of environmental energy firms.
IN MEMORIAM: Fay M. Johnson O'Brien '79