|KEENE STATE TODAY SPRING 2010|
JoAnne Mead directed two musicals this year, Anything Goes and Kiss Me, Kate. Other KSC grads were in the second show.
IN MEMORIAM: Michael J. Frechette '80
Paul Imbierowicz writes: "It's been almost 30 years since I graduated from KSC. In that time, I've been married for 20 years, had two great kids, moved from New England to the inter-mountain West, and pursued a lot of passions. I'm still in touch with people that I met at KSC. Some of these include Peter VanEsselstyn, Al Walker, Bill Poulin, John McNamara, Les Cordone, Harry McKelvey, Phil Wetzel, Jack Smith, and other folks mostly from my days at Kappa Delta Phi. I now live in Colorado where I try to ski 40 days a year."
Randy Beaton writes: "After leaving the comfort of KSC, I headed straight to Boston (via Cape Cod, of course). I navigated my way through the financial services industry for the Boston Company and Fidelity. I then landed a position with World Cup 1994 Soccer (accreditation), which then allowed me to grab on to a once-in-a-lifetime experience taking a project manager position with the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Committee (what an awesome experience). From there, there was freelance work, travelling, and the potential of law enforcement. Instead, I was bitten by the EMT and firefighting bug. After completing the New Hampshire Fire Academy, I obtained a position with the City of Keene. So here I am, serving the community I spent so many years in, happily employed, married, and with two little boys. Life is good. Hopefully life has been equally rewarding for the rest of you. Take care and be safe."
Terri McFall Forsten has been working in the Laconia School District as the assistant superintendent for five years. She lives in Concord with her husband, Bob, and 8-year-old son, Erik. Watch for them on the New Hampshire ski slopes!
Addison Goering writes: "Greetings from the Midwest! I currently live in Bourbonnais, Illinois, with my wife, Jody, and our five wonderful children (Jenna, Sam, Callie, Sydney, and Ben). I have worked for IBM for that last 11 years as a technical instructor and courseware developer. Looking forward to making it to Keene sometime in the near future."
Paula LaFontaine Babel writes: "I have been working at Hollis Upper Elementary School for six years as a sixth-grade special ed paraeducator, and I love it! My husband and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary in September. Our two children are both in college - Corinne at UNH and Seth at Keene State. Time sure does fly!"
Jessie Salisbury published a book of short stories, The Elmwood Stories. Jessie also co-authored Images of America: Wilton, Temple, and Lyndeborough and has two short stories in Carved In Granite II. Jessie is a part-time writer for the Telegraph in Nashua and the Cabinet in Milford.
Steve '87 and Paula Stoltman Hand are both doing well in Westminster, Colorado, where Steve has worked as a software architect for major IT vendors Sun and Symantec. Steve offers, "I have been fortunate to meet all sorts of people and travel all over the world." Steve continued that he and Paula traveled around Italy for their 20th anniversary. Now, the couple is on the move! "We find ourselves at another transition point," wrote Steve, "I landed an engineer/strategist job at Dell computer. Congratulatory notes will have to be forwarded to a new address in Round Rock, Texas, which I'll be sure to share as soon as they update me. The prospect is not without trepidation and some sadness, but we are adventurers. We look forward to our new life and challenges."
From Jeff LaValley: "I continue to look for a job. In addition to my continuing unemployment (since September 2008), I experienced some unexpected health issues, though am now fully recovered. Here's hoping 2010 turns out to be healthier and happier for all!
IN MEMORIAM: Gene B. Clapp '88
Dan Campagna was recently promoted to regional vice president at Primerica Financial Services. Dan would love to hear from anyone who is looking for help or exploring career options. He can be reached at 866-390-3802 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Deanna Beaulieu Nee: "Life has pretty hectic since graduation. Right after graduation I moved to North Carolina, where my husband, Matthew, was stationed in the U.S. Army. Although the weather was great, I missed New England terribly and we moved back in 1999. In October 1999, we welcomed our first child, Colin. In May 2002, we welcome our second child, Jacqueline. Life has been busy but blessed. We currently live in Manchester and I work for the Manchester School District. After taking six years off from the field of education to be home with the little ones, I am now enjoying my re-entry to the classroom."
James Sorbello, his wife, Dee, and their three kids live in Dover. He loves e-mail (email@example.com) chatter! He writes, "It's great to hear from so many KSC fratters. YITB."
Andre Aubin is a principal consultant for Siemans. He specializes in health care. His wife, Rebecca, is a personal trainer for Old Colony YMCA in Stoughton, Massachusetts. They have two sons, Spencer and Mitchell.