IN MEMORIAM: Joel Dupuis '90
November 15, 2010
Port Charlotte, FL
Karen Dicey writes: "Reunion 2010 was great! It was full of sunshine, friendly faces, and food. Hopefully, you'll be there next year for our 20th! Staying in my old room in the newly renovated Huntress Hall was a trip. Wow! The building looks the same, but the inside has some new amenities, including a study and TV lounge, a kitchen, and laundry facilities on the third floor. And it's co-ed!
"The campus is so green and beautiful in June, and downtown Keene has an expanded offering of unique restaurants. We danced the night away in the Mabel Brown Room and enjoyed a fascinating walk down memory lane through the history of the Equinox. It was great to see Scott and Kelly McPherson '92 and their adorable twin boys Will and Alex. It's always a delight to visit with Norma Walker '51, Don Carle '52, Mike '71 and Kitty Maher '72, and Professor Rose Kundanis. We had a personal tour of the new Alumni Center from Patty Farmer '92.
"As my companion, Steve Osciak '88, said: 'It's hard to reminisce when so much has changed.' The campus has grown tremendously since our days along Appian Way, but the true way to reminisce is with friends. That's where you come in. Let's make our 20th reunion something to look forward to. It'll be here before you know it! See you in June 2011!"
From Bethany Mancuso Imbusch: "I just received my spring 2010 issue of Keene State Today. I always look eagerly to the notes of '91 to see if I can learn of any news from old friends. It's usually bare, so I thought I would share my news. It's hard to believe we graduated nearly 19 years ago already. I was a work study student and was often found lifeguarding at the KSC pool, working in the library, or working in the student union.
"I graduated with a degree in elementary education, then married Stephen Imbusch, who also attended KSC as a foreign exchange student in 1988 from Limerick, Ireland. We moved to Ireland for four years while Steve taught woodshop, and I learned and taught the Montessori Method for educating young children. Stephen also made Irish Harps in a shed behind his grandfather's house during those years.
"We moved back to Rhode Island the summer of '97, and Stephen got a teaching job at Walpole High School in Walpole, Massachusetts. I worked at the Ocean State Montessori School in East Providence, Rhode Island. We now live in Barrington, Rhode Island, where our three sons attend public school. Luke is 17, Ciaran is 14, and Sean just turned 7. Stephen earned a master's degree in administration from Rhode Island College in 2002 and became an assistant principal at Walpole High School the same year. This year, Stephen became the principal at Walpole High School. I continue to be a Montessori substitute teacher; my hope is to get back into teaching elementary education as I love all children!
"I keep in touch with Tina Haller Blinn and Randy and Alison LaCasse. I would love to hear from other classmates."
From Tara Van Haelen Smith: "Mel Smith '90 and I have had quite a busy year. I went back to school for my MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) degree, which is an accelerated degree program. I just finished and will be teaching High School Spanish in Canton, Connecticut. Mel and I have been married for 19 years, and we have two children - Alyssa, age 13, and Ethan, age 9. Mel is still working at the Connecticut State Library (16 years) and was recently featured on the TV series Who Do You Think You Are? He helped Matthew Broderick find his relatives. You can imagine the excitement."
Kelly Bray Kutscher and her husband, Steven, welcomed their fourth child, Nora, on August 6, 2010. She was born in South Korea and joins her sister, Emma, and two brothers, Owen and Declan. The Kutscher family lives in West Hartford, CT.
IN MEMORIAM: Peter J. Marshall '91
October 16, 2010
IN MEMORIAM: Mark Davidson Willey II '92
September 20, 2010
IN MEMORIAM: David J. Finamore '93
September 12, 2010
Rob Huckins published his first novel, American Dreamland, through iUniverse Publishing. He's a social studies teacher at Hollis-Brookline High School in Hollis, NH, and lives in Milford, with his wife, Wendy Speer Huckins '92 and two children, Chelsea and Jackson.
Roger Scott Wilkins writes: "Well, I'm at it again. On Tuesday, November 2, 2010, I was part of a victorious team that delivered NH Congressional District One back to Republican hands with a win for Frank Guinta, former mayor of Manchester. I've been in politics for 18 years. I'm proud of the Granite State's belief in a small government closest to the people. My next step will be to earn my master's degree in public administration. The journey continues."
Laura Lovell Inglese and her husband welcomed their son, Luke, into the world in May 2009.
Cassandra Graves Juchter's son is in elementary school. The family went to Germany for a visit and enjoyed the castles.
Cyndi Fries earned her administrative degree.
Patryk Egan was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in September 2010. He's stationed in Georgia.
Matt Donovan, along with three other coaches, was selected by the YMCA Coaches Association to assist at the specialized Altitude Training Camp they sponsored at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in August 2010. Matt writes, "I am honored to have been on a pool deck at such an amazing facility and work with some of the finest coaches and swimmers in the nation.... The athletes and coaches who attended this camp were provided an opportunity of a life time."
On October 1, 2010, Kimberley Hannuksela Russo '99 and Jay Russo '00 welcomed twin girls Gabrielle and Adriana. They join their big brother, Zachary, who was born on February 12, 2009. All are doing well.