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KEENE STATE TODAY VOLUME XX NUMBER 2 Winter 2005
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Class Notes 1990

Colleen Kaiser Hartman of Chesterfield, N.H., writes, "Our second child, Connor Frederick, was born Sept. 22. I am continuing to work part-time teaching general music at Guilford Central School, in Guilford, Vt."

Donna Goyette writes, "Would love to know how Lorenzo Mastrangelo, Demetri Pellidis, Sand Hughey, Liz Acerno and Jake, and Hope Hennessey are all doing. Be in touch. Deeleeace@aol.com.

Juanita Suarez-Espino is looking for Cindy Grime Allen. "Please contact me, Cindy! We're all wondering where you are!"

From Maureen Cicchese Musseau: David Wenhold writes, "Over the past four years I have been able to get over $11 million for colleges to train people to do closed captioning for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. I drafted a bill to get Congress to appropriate $100 million for schools. The great thing is that this legislation will help over 28 million deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans get access to television.

I also just created a huge pro bono lobbying event on Capitol Hill to help get Americans back to work by asking members of Congress and lobbyists to donate the suits off their backs. I worked with charities that would distribute the suits to people not able to afford proper business attire. My goal was to get 3,000 suits in four hours on Capitol Hill, the largest clothing drive ever. We ended collecting over 7,000 suits! It was great to make a difference in fellow Americans' lives and also a good opportunity to show what good things lobbyists can do.

I started my own lobbying firm, Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies, www.mwcapitol.com, so if you know anyone who needs state or federal representation, give me a heads-up and I will pitch them.


1992

Alison Ledden Langer writes, "I am a service consultant for Hartford Life Insurance Company and my husband, Michael Langer '93, works for Cadbury Adams. We have three children: Troy, 5, Kaylie, 4, and Austin, 2."

Alison Foley tallied her 100th win as women's soccer head coach for Boston College in October. Allison began her career as assistant coach of the James Madison University squad from 1992-1995. She got her first head coaching job at Angelo State University in Texas. After one year there, she arrived at BC for the 1997 season and is now in her eighth year at BC.


1993

From Shelli Bienvenue Cook: Hey, everyone. It has been a while since I have written so I thought I would just send a hello, hoping that all is going well with my fellow KSC grads. I am still living with my husband, Capt. John Cook USMC, and two kids, Colin, 3, and Owen, 2, in Quantico, Va. Living on a military base in these times can be a little challenging, but I am thankful that John is here and not in Iraq. Please keep all those who fight for this country and their families in your thoughts.

I am also hoping that someone out there may have information on ABA therapy. My son is currently receiving home care, but there is a chance we may be relocating to New England soon (woo, hoo) and if anyone knows someone who could point me in that direction, please let me know.

Because I will be a work-at-home mom for a while, I have started my own little project called Nappy Cakes by Shelli. Yep, diaper cakes, which are a very practical baby gift, because every new mom needs diapers. Since we are all at that age where someone knows someone who is pregnant, I thought I would share the info. You can check them out on eBay, seller ID Shelli771.

I have spoken to a few friends recently and thought I would share their news too. Paige Reed is still living in Southie, and she is heading up the opening of the new Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse in Boston. If anyone needs to book a company Christmas party, give her a call. You can check out the facility at SmithandWollensky.com. She and I had a great time recently as she was in DC for "research"(i.e., we ate and drank everything on the menu and then got it comped). Yeah, I still want to be Paige Reed when I grow up!

Lisa Bunis Trisciani is doing great too. She's a bigwig in educational sales at PC Connection. She and husband Dave have a beautiful little girl named Taylor, 2, and just finished building a home in Goffstown, N.H. I was lucky enough to catch up with her on a recent trip home. She's as happy and beautiful as ever.

I did hear from Nicole Newman recently and she is alive! But that's all I can tell you because she has yet to call me back. Stay tuned on that one!

Amy Perkins Gamache and Dylan Gamache are still living in West Lebanon, N.H. They now have two children - Gracie is 2½ and Griffin is 1. Dylan is still working in insurance, but has started a sports marketing and production company with a friend in Manhattan. You can find them at www.b2eg.com. Amy is expanding her doggie daycare business and is building a 13,000-square-foot facility to be finished by next summer. To keep track of her progress, go to www.rompattheranch.com.

Scott P. Dunn wed Stephanie Rizzuti on August 7,1999, in Wolcott, Conn. Many Keene State alumni were in attendance including best man Anthony Bishop '94 and groomsmen Greg Bagley '94 and Jim Wright. Shannon McGuire Bagley '95 was the church reader. Other attendees included Sara Corbett, Jacqui Dubois Young, and Kathy Walsh Guidi. They spent their honeymoon in Hawaii. On May 20, 2003, Scott and Stephanie welcomed their first child, John Anthony, into the world. Godfather is Anthony Bishop '94. Scott is the department chair of world languages for the Simsbury public schools and he was named Teacher of the Year for his school district in 2003. Stephanie is a special education teacher at an elementary school in Litchfield. They reside in Harwinton, Conn.

Did Brian Kelly get married yet? Does anyone else think he'd make a good candidate for "The Bachelor"? Ha, ha.

I talked to Seth Klaiman and we were thinking it would be cool to organize some sort of get-together in the near future, so if anyone has any ideas feel free to write us. Until next time, take care, and God bless you and your families.

From Julie Mikla: "Hello, everyone! It has been a long time since I have been in contact with anyone from KSC. I now work as a recruiter for Goldman Sachs in downtown Manhattan and have lived here for almost eight years. Time flies! I would love to hear from old friends. E-mail me at mikla1017@aol.com."

Susanna Hallenbeck Hargreaves is teaching English at Pembroke Academy. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism and public affairs with a minor in English, and a master's degree in English from Rivier College. She previously worked at the Regional Service Education Center Academy in Amherst and the Greater Lowell Technical High School in Massachusetts.


1994

Kathleen Martin was named executive assistant to the president and assistant secretary to the board of trustees at Bucknell University. Kathy says she is the principal liaison to the president for internal and external constituents, provides administrative support to the president and the trustees, and works on special projects. She also competes in triathlons.


1995

Phyllis L. Walder of Old Town, Maine, is principal of Swan's Island School. She writes: "Last April, I enjoyed taking my grandson Brandon to South Africa. We visited a school on the outskirts of Johannesburg and have now committed ourselves to sending three students to high school there. Visiting Robbins Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for so many years, was a humbling experience for both of us."

Carmen P. Trafton writes, "William Trafton and I were married in Hyannis on Sept. 8, 2001. Lisa Tomilson was a bridesmaid and John Brehm was a groomsman. In 2003, we returned to Keene and celebrated the birth of our precious daughter, Hallie Catherine, on June 19."

David Jaquith passed away June 4, 2004, after a five-week battle with a brain tumor. He was married October 18, 2003, to Rebecca Lynn Butler and they lived in Nashua, N.H.


1996

Jeffrey Paquin '96 married Dotty Grace McIntyre on Sept. 3, 2004, at Saint Dorothy's in Wilmington, Mass. The reception was held at the Tewksbury Country Club. Fellow KSC alumni were: Paul and Ella Weber, Andrew Mackey, and Gary and Bridget Christie. Writes Jeff: "We honeymooned in Aruba and enjoyed the 'once-every-60-years' hurricane (Ivan). Actually, despite all the water, every day was very sunny with good beach time. I look forward to seeing more of my fellow alumni soon as our 10-year approaches. Take care, all."

Keene Staters from around the globe traveled over the river and through the woods to Mendocino, Calif., where a riotous and radical time was reported amidst the vineyards and untamed ocean views for the wedding of Jared Baker and Katryna Neira on October 1, 2004. Among travelers from France, Florida, New York, Seattle, New England, and sunny southern California were Jeremy Bedor '99, Bernie Hrubala '97, Michael Lafluer '98, Heather Christensen Lafluer '97, Kristine Trahan Miale '95, Stephen Chartier '97, Kevin Ledoux '95, Matthew Miale '98, Saul Stenbak '95, Karl Bender '95, Rob Ferragina, and Brendan Guyotte '97. The bride and groom now live in San Deigo.

From Melissa Haggett Greenwood: "Hi everyone. I hope this fall finds everyone doing their best. I'm living back in Vermont. I'm teaching music at Johnson Elementary School in Johnson, Vt. I was married on July 5, 2003."


1997

Lisa Carvill writes, "Hello, everyone! I recently moved from Portland, Maine, to Concord, New Hampshire. I'd love to catch up with anyone in the area. lcarvill2@yahoo.com."


1999

From Kelly Lamontagne Wood: "I recently completed my doctorate in clinical psychology and now work as a school psychologist at HDES. Thanks to Larry Welkowitz for his continued support."

Jennifer Pouliot of Dover, N.H., is community relations director for The Inn at Spruce Wood, a senior living community offering independent and assisted living, respite care, and an Alzheimer's/memory-care program. Jennifer will act as a liaison to professional referral sources and advocacy groups to promote The Inn at Spruce Wood in the Seacoast area. A board-certified orthopedic technologist, she was previously admissions and marketing coordinator at the Dover Rehabilitation and Living Center, where she was named 2003 Employee of the Year.



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