|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XXII NUMBER 2 Winter 2007|
From Donna Wholey-Thivierge: "I was included in the Who's Who of American Teachers."
From Karen Serunian: "I am a self employed private investigator in Maine. I also recently became certified as a registered counselor in Maine. During one of my recent cases for my private investigating, I had to return to Keene. The campus has changed quite a bit since my days there in the late '70s. It was nice to visit, and I always treasure my memories of Keene State. I miss the Square Meal on St. James St. and hope that someone can get me the recipe for their coffee toffee pie. I recently got a sweet Maltese named Sassy. She likes to go with me on surveillances."
Ed Sterling writes that he is the director of bands at Central High School in Manchester, N.H. He also owns a bed-and-breakfast in Candia. He wonders where all the music students from the early '80s went.
Celeste Jolie McTighe writes: "After living in Maryland for 20 years, my husband Larry and I bought a photography studio in Woodbury, Minnesota, called Reflections Photography of Woodbury. My husband is a professional photographer, and I am his assistant and handle all the business aspects. It has been a challenge being self-employed, but we enjoy the change from working for the federal government. The winters remind me of Keene - very cold, but not quite as much snow as New Hampshire. I would love to hear from my former classmates."
From Elizabeth Salt Lutts: I received my master's degree in education in reading from Salem State College."
Chris Pangalos writes: "My wife, Natalie, and I have a 19-month-old son named Christopher, and that mischievous little rascal is the absolute center of our life! Fatherhood is such an incredible blessing and joy - well worth the wait. I'm still working with Merck Pharmaceuticals as well as running my disc jockey entertainment company Rolling Thunder (www.rollingthunderproductions.com). We recently appeared on MTV's show My Super Sweet Sixteen as the DJ entertainment for a very exclusive and elaborate 16th birthday party in Charlotte, N.C. I've developed a new hobby over the years based on my love of military history. Completely dressed in fully authentic Ancient Greek armor and weapons, I do living history presentations at festivals, parades, and schools on Spartan warfare, fighting techniques, and phalanx tactics. I recently helped Warner Brothers promote their new Spartan movie, 300, starring Gerard Butler. I'm also a contributing author to the international website Spartan World (www.spartan-world.de). Life is busy but good. I can be contacted through either website.
From Laura Conlan LaBounty: "After graduating Keene State, I earned an MBA from Plymouth State. I have been working in the local area as an accountant for the last 20 years. I have been on the KSC Adjunct staff since 1995, teaching for both the Management and Computer Science Departments. I have been married to Tony since 1990, and we have one daughter, Bianca, whom we adopted from Romania in 2001. I'd like to hear from former classmates and students. My website is www.specialcollies.com."
IN MEMORIAM: Steven A. Brehm '87, December 28, 2006, Keene, New Hampshire
IN MEMORIAM: Jon Erik Johnson '87, January 17, 2007, Wollaston, Massachusetts
From Lisa Hanlon Garzia: "Corrado and I moved down to Florida three years ago, just in time to get hit with three hurricanes! We love it down here. Corrado works for Merck Pharmaceutical Company. He ran the Disney marathon in January (after he had complete knee reconstruction the year before due to a soccer injury). Our boys are straight A students and are into football and baseball. I am working as a behavior technician for the school district. I go from school to school and work with kids with behavioral problems. I too have started running. As a family we love to take our boat out and go fishing or just hang out at the beach. We would love to hear from anyone in our area in Florida."
IN MEMORIAM: Barbara J. McSally '88, December 13, 2006, Wayne, New Jersey
Linda Brouder writes: "I am living and working in the Kansas City area as an accompanist for a middle school vocal music program in Blue Springs, Mo. It's a great job, in a large school - 900-plus students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. I love using my degree in voice performance as well as my theory and piano studies to help the students in vocal music classes, musicals, and honor choirs. I've also begun coaching a competitive speech and drama club (National Junior Forensics League) at our school."
From Debbie Page Hickey: "I am working and living in Boston. I am presently a corporate trainer and my husband and I run a restaurant on the South Boston waterfront named the Seaport Bar and Grille.
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