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KEENE STATE TODAY VOLUME XIX NUMBER 2 Winter 2004
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Class Notes 1990

Frank Dolan is a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker and lives in Norwood, N.J., with wife Kimberly Valensi and daughter Jolie Rael Dolan, born June 14, 2003. He writes, "Best wishes to all my friends from KSC. If you're ever in New Jersey, let me know. Send e-mails to needswaves@yahoo.com."

John Bergeron was promoted to major in the U.S. Marines and is stationed in Quantico, Va. He is married to Lisa Clouse.


1991

Kelly Salter-Braverman and Steve Braverman announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Dylan, on May 8, 2003. He was 6 lbs 3 oz and 19 inches long.

Robert Daigle, of Bangor, Maine, writes, "This is my sixth year of teaching French at the elementary school level, my fifth year of coaching cross country running, and my third year of coaching a Bible quiz team. I have taken runners to regional tournaments in the Junior Olympics and last year my quiz team won the northern New England districts. A hearty hello to Joseph Proulx, Paula Mitchell, Mel '90 and Tara Smith, and Melissa and John Curran, and many others."


1992

Daniel V. Miele lives in Duxbury, Mass., and is married to Erin Long Miele '92. They have two boys, James Daniel, 4, and Charles John, 1. He works at Signator Financial in Sandwich, Mass. He says, "a big hello to all the management professors (Dr. Herman, Prof. Martin, Dr. King). Hope all is well. Also a hello to the SBI Project Team (Chris Campbell, Tracey Wheeler, etc.) Chris, drop me an e-mail at some point: miele@adelphia.net."

b, of Los Angeles, Calif., writes, "I have just wrapped up my work on the titles and graphics for the second season of 'NOPI Tunervision,' an award-winning half-hour program on Spike TV. I would love to hear from Steve Caroselli, Jane Moseby, and Michelle Francoeur, in particular. Two of you were in Cali; now I am. Where are you now?"

Heather J. Robertson was accepted into the Ph.D. program in educational counseling at North Carolina State.


1993

Jeffery Day and his wife, Amy, welcomed a new daughter born on Aug. 27, 2003. Her name is Rachael Bryanna Day.

Anne Sprague writes, "It is with great sadness that I must inform you that my husband David Sprague has passed away. He died in San Francisco on May 29, 2002. He left behind our two sons, Andrew and Alexander, who were born while we were students at Keene State." Anne now works for the State of Vermont District Court and lives in Burlington, Vt.

IN MEMORIAM: Daniel Sprague '93 died on May 29, 2002, in San Francisco, Calif.


1994

10th Reunion – June 4-6, 2004

From Marcia McDevitt Voccio: "I got married on July 19, 2002, to Ronald Voccio. Jennifer Uram Riker and Kendra Larson Thomas '95 were bridesmaids, and also at the wedding were Bill Thomas '93 and Mike and Carrie O'Neil. I'm a sixth-grade teacher in North Kingstown, R.I. On May 15, 2003, we were blessed with the birth of our first daughter, Claudia Lynn. Everyone is doing well. If anyone would like to get in touch, my e-mail address is ride2295@ride.ri.net and my postal address is 70 Linwood Drive, North Kingstown, RI 02852."

Christopher J. Viens of Marstons Mills, Mass., writes, "My wife Laura and I celebrated the birth of our first child, Owen James Welch-Viens, on Aug. 23, 2003."


1996

Scott Power and wife Nicole Saucier Power '99 had their first child on Sept. 5, 2002. Isaiah Scott enjoyed his first birthday party this fall. Scott and Nicole bought their first house last winter in Hudson

From Karen: Greetings to all, and a happy holiday season! Just an update on us in Virginia. We had a great summer and a good trip north in July. Mark is finishing his third and final year here teaching at JMU, and I'm currently tutoring at Sylvan Learning Center 10 hours a week. I stay home with our son during the day. Mark and I are amazed at how much Lukas has grown, and can't believe he's 3 already. We had a nice reunion with Sandi DeButts, Wendy Flynn '95, and Jamie and Linda L. O'Rourke '98 on our most recent trip, and we hope to do it again soon.

To all of my fellow alums, please send your notes to my e-mail: dccxi@yahoo.com. I would love to hear from you and to see some news listed under 1996 next time. To Lisa Burnham: Drop me a line - I've lost you!


1997

Jessica DiMatteo '00 and I were married in West Swanzey on Sept. 20, 2003. Our reception was at the College Camp on Wilson Pond, and we took a trip to Ogunquit, Maine. We live in Medford, Mass. Jessica is employed by Harvard Yard Child Care Center, Charlestown, Mass., and I work for Health Plans Inc., also in Charlestown.

Kristen Elwell married Scott West on Aug. 23, 2003, in Wilmot. They took a trip to the Dominican Republic and now live in Georges Mills. Kristen is an admissions counselor at Colby-Sawyer College. Her husband is employed by Fletcher Ltd. in Georges Mills and is the assistant men's tennis coach at Colby -Sawyer.


1998

Kinsey Sharpe writes, "My wedding occurred May 17, 2003, to Jeremy Slevinsky in my hometown, Rhinebeck, N.Y. The bridal party included Marnie Ellis Sherman (Delta Phi Epsilon) and Danny Sherman '97 (Kappa Delta Phi). Attendees included Peter Gurgigno '97 (Kappa) and Jennifer Giorgio Gurgigno '97 (Delta), Paul McStowe '95 (Alpha Pi Tau) and Anneke van Loan McStowe (Delta), Robin Oelkers and Amy Brassard Oelkers '97 (Delta), Chrissy Brown Colsey '97 (Delta), Erin Suchanek Thayer '96 (Delta), and Katy Deysher '97. We honeymooned in the Bahamas." Kinsey lives in Watertown, Conn., and works in pharmaceutical sales for Johnson and Johnson.

Matthew Miale and Kristine Trahan '95 were married on July 4, 2003, in Middletown, Conn., after an 8 1/2-year romance that began at KSC. Matt and Kris had lived in Los Angeles for almost four years but returned to the East Coast in December. KSC alums at the wedding were Michael Lafleur, Jarod Baker '96, Tim Duncan, Margarita Lobaton '96, Michael Gagnon, Bernie Hrubala '97, Andrew Halsted '97, Susanne Milkovits Carpenter '96, Heather Christensen Lafleur '97, Ana Groves '97, Kelly Harkins '97, Kristen Shifflet Dean '96, Jeff Groves '95, Steven Chartier '97, Tim Duncan, Jeremy Bedor '99, James Quinlan, Karl Bender '95, Brendan Guyotte '97, Brett Seidman '99, Gregg Deluca'97, and Brian Carra '97.

Kimberly Fisher and Robert Rafferty '99 were married July 11, 2003, in Westfield, N.J. Following a trip to Hawaii, the couple lives in Clark, N.J. Kim is a pre-kindergarten teacher, and Rob is a physical education teacher.


1999

5th Reunion – June 4-6, 2004

Vince Gartland and Kimmie Roy Gartland '00 celebrated the birth of their first child, Kaylin Marie, in April 2003.

Ian M. Kane is a data analyst for Citigroup Asset Management in Stamford, Conn. He married Jessica Watson '02 on July 13, 2002, in Hudson.

Melissa Camire writes, "Amy Castonguay '98 and I were married October 11, 2003, in Washington, D.C. We recently moved to Alexandria, Va., where Amy is teaching high school biology and I'm working in the customer service department of a non-profit organization." They hoped to make it to Keene for the Pumpkin Fest.

Kim Strycharz Roark writes, "Hello old friends! Life has been busy and exciting the past five years. I received my master's degree from the University of Virginia in 2002 and have used it to become a reading specialist in Gloucester, Va. I also got married in October 2003 in Virginia and have settled with my husband, Jamie, in our new home in Gloucester Point."

Kevin Newhall writes, "This past June 14, 2003, I married Caryn Dupuis in Rutland, Vt. Fellow alumni Timothy Phelps and Justin Otto '98 were in the wedding party. For the honeymoon, Caryn and I spent a week in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. We now reside in Goffstown. I've been working these past four years as a graphic designer for the Boston Globe's Boston.com. Caryn is a financial analyst for the Bank of New Hampshire. It's certainly hard to believe that it's been four years since I graduated! Where has the time gone? I certainly miss the days of being a WKNH dj and hanging out with everyone in Holloway Hall, Room 311. I'd like to send my best to all Delta Nu Psi alumni. Feel free to send me an e-mail at knewhall@hotmail.com. Thanks and take care."

Kimberley Hannuksela and Jay Russo '00 were married on Sept. 13, 2003, in Norwich, Conn. Tina Ulee was maid of honor. The couple honeymooned in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and now live in Westerly, R.I. Kimberly is residential services coordinator with Women's Resource Center of South County in Wakefield, R.I. Jay is senior account executive with LVA Corporate Communications in Niantic, Conn.

Christina Baines and Michael Miller were married in Manchester in August 2003. They took a cruise to the Caribbean and now live in Manchester. Christina, whose father is Robert Baines '68, mayor of Manchester, is a fifth-grade teacher at Derry Village School.



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