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KEENE STATE TODAY VOLUME XX NUMBER 2 Winter 2005
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Class Notes 1980

Kimberly Dahl graduated in July 2004 from the University of Central Florida with a doctor of education in curriculum and instruction, focusing on science education. Over the last 20 plus years, Kim has taught middle school science in Vermont and Florida. For the last four years, she has been working at the University of Central Florida as a director and program coordinator for two statewide grants providing professional development in science throughout Florida. She has returned to the classroom to teach science to sixth graders in Central Florida.


1982

Deb Sanders-Dame writes: "Started a new job as a high school case manager for St. Johnsbury School District in Vermont. Attended the National Student Council Conference in Las Vegas last summer. Daughter off to college."


1984

From Louise Perron Tetreault: I've returned to my career roots. After 19 years in the human resources field, I took advantage of a lay-off and began working for a weekly newspaper in my hometown. I'm writing features and covering elections in two of the towns the newspaper covers. I'm also writing a bi-weekly column on employment issues for an on-line site.


1985

Connie Max lives in San Diego, Calif., and earned a second degree in interior design and architectural space planning. She owns her own interior design business, maxxdesigns@aol.com, and for the past five years has been designing facilities for women and children in need in San Diego.


1986

Alexander Pitsas is principal at North Haven (Conn.) Middle School. He began that position with the 2004-05 school year, moving to North Haven from Guilford High School, where he had been assistant principal since 2000. Prior to that he has been assistant principal in Southbury, Conn., and taught math at East Haven High School and Adams Middle School. He earned a master's and sixth-year degree at Southern Connecticut State University. He has also coached soccer, basketball, and track.

Daniel Barth has joined the musical theater and acting staff of the Broadway Bound Performing Arts Center in Merrimack, N.H. Dan earned his bachelor's degree in theater arts and speech. While attending college, he wrote, produced, directed, or acted in more than 15 productions. Dan's acting credits include Vandergelder in the MSM Players production of Hello, Dolly, Joseph in the Bedford Off Broadway production of My Three Angels, Lycus in the Rochester Opera House production of A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, and other productions in Rollinsford and Rochester. He also performed in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Prescott Park in Portsmouth and the Granite Statesmen annual concert at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. Dan lives in Nashua with his wife, Mary, and daughters, Kate and Rachel.

IN MEMORIAM: Louise O'Sullivan M '86 died Sept. 9, 2004, in Peterborough, N.H. Her life's work was advocating for children and parents in ConVal school district as a social worker within the schools. She was the recipient of many awards for her activities in countless community organizations.


1988

From Jeffrey LaValley: I was asked to serve as a member of the steering committee for the 15th Annual Leadership Awards presented by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), held here in Los Angeles on October 3. The Los Angeles event is a celebration paying tribute to community leaders and allies who help pave the way for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people by advancing causes of freedom, justice and equality. Similar events are held each year in Washington, D.C., and New York City.


1989

From Maribeth Marsico Gesler: Hello, everyone! I recently heard from Joe Gallo, who lives near Boston and works for a real estate developer. If you want to get in touch with Joe, his e-mail is e21bmw@comcast.net. Joe was the best man at Mike LaCourse's marriage to Lisa Moore on May 22, 2004 in Nashua. Other alumni on hand for the celebration included Mark Delmar '89; Kevin Phelan '88 and his wife, Jean; Ray Blondeau '89 and his wife, Michelle; Keith Johnston '89 and Jennifer Shaw Johnston '89; Johnny Coley '88 and his wife, Julie; and John Mitchell and Deb Walters Mitchell '88. Congratulations!

Karen Milone-Maiello traveled from Tampa, Fla., for reunion weekend, where she met up with Elizabeth Lamont-Cote, Marianne Lindsay-Klemarczyk '90, and Karen Livingston-Muthersbaugh. Karen said, "We had a great time visiting and staying in the dorm! What a flashback!"

Although I couldn't make it up to Keene for reunion, I did have a chance this summer to visit with my KSC roommates. Amy Cahill Weiner stopped by on her way through Connecticut (en route to her home in New Jersey) in August. It was great to see her, her husband James, and their kids, Griffin, 3 and Payton, 2. That month, I also saw Diana Dorval Meyer, Susan Newsom, and Christin D'Andrea at the home of Diana and Rob Meyer '88 and their daughter, Julia, 3.

Deborah T. Martel began the new school year as assistant principal at Amherst Middle School in Amherst, N.H. She worked previously at Salem High School, where she was dean of students, dean of guidance, and a guidance counselor. Deborah holds certification in educational administration from Rivier College in Nashua, a master's degree in counseling and consulting from KSC, and a bachelor's degree in child development from the University of Maine at Orono. She resides in Candia, N.H.



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