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Curry College MagazineWinter 2009A P U B L I C A T I O N F O R A L U M N I , P A R E N T S A N D F R I E N D S O F C U R R Y C O L L E G E75 Years of BroadcastingCelebrated


A WORDfrom the PresidentLast month, I wrote to each constituent group that collectivelycomprises the Curry College community to address the state of ourCollege in light of the world economic crisis. In those reports, I spokeof the generally good fiscal health of our Institution as a result of ouraccomplishments in recent years and of both the benefits and, intoday’s environment, incredible challenges of being a tuition-driveninstitution.Today’s students and families face significant challenges in funding the cost of a private education.As a community, we must work together to address issues of access and affordability so thatcurrent and future generations of able and ambitious Curry College students may take advantageof tremendous new opportunities for academic, career and personal success.Over the past year, our students, faculty and staff have seized many new opportunities, andwe’re pleased to present their resulting success in this edition of Curry Magazine.We achieved two very significant academic milestones when we welcomed Dr. David Potashas our new Chief Academic Officer, and received approval from the Massachusetts Department ofHigher Education (DHE) for our College’s fourth graduate degree program, a Master of Sciencein Nursing (MSN). A DHE award of a human patient simulator further enhanced our nursingprogram, and new technology and equipment in the psychology lab puts us on the cutting edgein the field of psychophysiology. Today, as we did over 75 years ago when our broadcastingprogram began, we seize opportunities to use advanced technology in our curriculum to better ourstudents’ educational experience.Construction on our new Student Center project continues, and we look forward to betteringour students’ living and learning experience when this multi-faceted facility opens for full servicein Fall 2009. Naming opportunities remain for the new Student Center, and we are pleasedto honor Douglas A. and Claire R. King by naming the newly renovated and expanded facility at55 Atherton Street the King Academic Administration Building in recognition of and gratitude fortheir philanthropic support.Philanthropic support through participation in this year’s Annual Fund is an investment thatwe hope all alumni, parents and good friends of our great College will consider. It is an investmentthat helps us fund scholarship and financial aid programs, academic and faculty initiatives, andtechnology and facilities improvements – and provides returns to both students and alumnithrough the ever-increasing value of a Curry College degree.Personally and on behalf of the faculty and staff of Curry College, and, most importantly, ourstudents, I thank you for your continued involvement and investment in our mutual success.CURRY MAGAZINEPRESIDENTKenneth K. Quigley, Jr.MEMBERS OF THE CURRY COLLEGEBOARD OF TRUSTEESCHAIRMANDr. James M. Sullivan, Hon. '05VICE CHAIRMANMelvin B. DrapkinTREASURERJerald S. SavageCLERKJohn W. KeithBOARD MEMBERSDr. George A. AshurDr. Salvatore A. Balsamo, Hon. '97Anthony M. Campo, Esq. '79David K. Hemenway, '81Douglas A. KingVincent J. LombardoJohn T. Mahoney, Esq., P '03Dr. Joyce A. Murphy, Hon. '99Robert M. Platt, '67, P '00Joseph P. PlunkettMitchell I. Quain, P '01Curtis Rodman, '78Dr. John J. Santilli, '71, Hon. '02Kathryn M. Sardella, '67, M. Ed. '81Sincerely,Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr.President


Curry Magazine is publishedtwice a year by theOffice ofInstitutional AdvancementIn this Edition:2 Academic News8 Faculty News & Notes14 Leading the WayCurry College LaunchesMSN-CNL ® Program16 Hooray for Hollywood!18 75 Years of Broadcasting20 Athletics UnveilsRedesigned Colonel Logo24 Student CenterConstruction Continues27 Douglas A. and Claire R.King AcademicAdministration Building30 Class NotesOn the Covers:Front – Curry Celebrates 75th Anniversary of BroadcastingBack – Curry College students at main college entranceEDITORFrances JacksonCL ASS NOTES EDITORAlexis VeithCONTRIBUTING WRITERSLisa DooleyJohn EaganJerry GibbsKen GolnerFran JacksonBob MacNeil '71Jerry TougerGRAPHIC DESIGNERSChristina Caulfield '07Rosemarie ValentinoPHOTOGRAPHYEmily BukowJeanette DeJongMatthew HakolaMaria HunterGlenn KulbakoVicki NelsonMark RussellBrian WinchesterPROOFREADERSAmy BianchiCatherine SawyerALUMNI ANDPARENT RELATIONSAlyssa SamuelsPlease send editorialcorrespondence to:1071 Blue Hill AvenueMilton, MA 02186Phone: (617) 333-2121Fax: (617) 333-2992Email: alumni@curry.eduWinter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 1


Donald E. Rodman AwardedHonorary Degree Provides Commencement AddressDonald E. Rodman, President of the Rodman Ride forKids, served as Commencement speaker and was awarded aDoctor of Humane Letters. Dr. Rodman was joined onstage by his son, Curry College Trustee and member of theClass of 1978 Curt Rodman.In his speech, Don Rodman, shared the five guiding principlesof his career, advising graduates to be honest; to have astrong work ethic; to earn respect of peers; to have a passionfor their work; and to be charitable.“Giving is a culture and should begin at a young age,”remarked Dr. Rodman. “You will find giving is morerewarding than receiving,” he counseled, noting that recentscientific research confirms that giving people are healthier,happier, more popular, have greater success and live longer.Dr. Donald E. Rodman, Hon. '08 Dr. Donald E. Rodman, Hon. '08 and Curt Rodman '78About Don RodmanDon Rodman is the President of the RodmanRide for Kids, an umbrella matching giftcharity that raises funds for child-relatedsocial service agencies in Massachusetts andserves as a catalyst by providing child welfareagencies an opportunity to raise fundsthrough this event. The Ride for Kids and its25 benefiting agencies fundraise year-round,culminating with the Ride event, a 25, 50, or100-mile non-competitive cycling tour.100% of expenses associated with the Rideare underwritten. Since its inception in 1991,the Ride for Kids has raised over $31 millionto help at-risk children in Massachusetts.Widely recognized for his philanthropy, DonRodman is a recipient of The Richard CardinalCushing Medal from the Missionary Societyof St. James the Apostle; the Raymond J.Callahan S.J. Service Award from NativityPrep; the John M. Corcoran Award for Excellenceby St. Mary’s Women and Children’sCenter; the 2002 Man of the Year Award bythe Boston Police Athletic League (PAL); theChampion for Children Award by Robert F.Kennedy Action Corps; the Founder’s Awardby the Kennedy-Donovan Center; the PaulHarris Award by the Foxboro Rotary Club;the 1997 Man of the Year Award by theCrohn’s and Colitis Foundation and the 1993Humanitarian of the Year by the Ron BurtonTraining Village. In 1993, he was proclaimeda Knight by Pope John Paul II and elected aKnight of the Order of St. Gregory The Greatfor his many charitable deeds.An honorary graduate of Boston EnglishHigh School with honorary doctorate degreesfrom Suffolk University, UMass Boston, andStonehill College, Don Rodman has alsobeen paid tribute for his support for youthorganizations over the years by the naming ofRodman Field in Foxboro and Rodman FamilyHall at Catholic Charities Sunset PointCamp in Hull, MA. Additionally, he is amember of the Canton Public Schools Hallof Fame.His public sector service and charitable affiliationsinclude roles as Director of the BostonPolice Athletic League (PAL), ChairmanEmeritus of Catholic Charities of Boston,Chairman of the Boys and Girls Clubs ofDorchester, Director of the Robert F.Kennedy Action Corps for Children, Inc.;President of the Ron Burton Training Village,and Vice President of The Red AuerbachFoundation.As President of Rodman Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, the renowned Foxboro, MA dealership,Don Rodman is married to Marilyn G.Rodman and has five sons, nine grandchildren,and two great-grandsons.2 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


CONGRATULATIONSCLASS OF 2008!It was a beautiful day on campus last May 18when the Curry College Alumni communitygrew by over 700 people as the Class of 2008crossed the stage and received their Currydegrees.Curry College conferred 754 degrees on studentsfrom 17 states and 3 countries, including356 traditional undergraduate students,311 undergraduates from the Division ofContinuing and Graduate Studies, and 87graduate students. Of the 667 undergraduates,505 received Bachelor of Arts degreesand 162 received Bachelor of Sciencedegrees.Lauren Froug '08Winter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 3


Dr. David PotashNamed New Chief Academic OfficerCurry College has appointedDr. David Potash its newChief Academic Officer.Dr. Potash commenced hisrole in August 2008.graduate curricula development, strategic planning, outcomesassessment, faculty development, educational technology and somuch more — will serve our college well and ultimately havea positive impact on the individual intellectual growth of ourstudents.”Dr. Potash most recentlyserved as the AssociateProvost / Assistant Vice Presidentfor Academic Affairs atHunter College in New York.He was previously AssociateProvost for the Teaching andLearning Environment at Baruch College. Both Hunter andBaruch are part of the City University of New York (CUNY).“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Potash to the Curry College communityin this key leadership role,” remarked President Quigley.“David’s broad experience — encompassing undergraduate andDr. Potash holds an undergraduate degree in English and Philosophyfrom Rice University, a Master of Arts in history from NYU,and a doctorate in History from Cambridge University, England.His research interests are U.S. politics and American foreignpolicy in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He hasauthored numerous scholarly papers, presented at national conferences,and holds membership in several academic associations.“I am honored to join the vibrant academic community at CurryCollege,” said Dr. Potash. “With the institution’s strong resources– an outstanding faculty, small class sizes, a beautiful campus anda nurturing sense of community – I greatly look forward toadvancing Curry’s mission of developing the individual student.”'One Curry' Club Helps Bring Clean Water to African VillageIt is something most Americans take for granted on a daily basis. Cleanwater. We drink it, bathe in it, and sometimes we just plain waste it.But the harsh reality is that over a billion people on this planet do noteven have access to it. That is why the ONE Curry club made it their#1 directive to eliminate this problem, one village at a time.For club member Peter Nhiany,this issue hits home especiallyhard. Nhiany is one of the “LostBoys of Sudan.” During hischildhood, he and thousands ofother displaced and/or orphanedSudanese children were forced toleave their villages due to a violentcivil war in the region,trekking hundreds of milesthrough the African wilderness.Nhiany was eventually relocatedto the United States and educatedhere. His family was not so lucky.On a recent visit to the Africanvillage where some family membersnow live, Nhiany noticedthat they did not have the onething that all humans need tolive, clean drinking water. They instead had only a muddy ditch inwhich to drink and bathe themselves. Nhiany’s mission was clear,build a well for his family and their village — and the ONE Curryclub was up to the task of raising the money needed to help.Founded in 2006 and featured in the Spring 2008 edition of CurryMagazine, ONE Curry continues to work toward its mission to eradicatepoverty and hunger throughout the world. Its main focus hasbeen to raise the funds needed to build a well for Nhiany’s family inthe village of Bor in the Sudan.L to R: Peter Nhiany, Laura Cluff, Michael Beatty, and John AbdullaAfter months and months ofresearch and fundraising, all of theclub's hard work came to fruition inDecember, when they received acheck to be sent to Water ForSudan, Inc. for over $11,000. Theamount is double what the organizationexpected to raise for the wellproject.“I am going to be so glad to see myfamily finally drinking clean water,”Nhiany said. “I want to thank everyonein ONE Curry for helping.”Club founder John Abdulla, alongwith several ONE Curry membersin attendance, presented a ceremonialcheck to a beaming Nhianyduring the ceremony in the HaferAcademic Building.“I am so proud to be presenting this check to Peter so that his family'svillage can have the benefits of clean water,” Abdulla stated during theceremony. “It is our generation's mission to make sure that the over 1billion people living in the world today who are without access toclean water, get the help they need.”4 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENTTakes “Quantum Leap” Forward to Study StressAn example of this “leap forward” can be seen in the way the department'snew psychophysiological research equipment processes informationfrom research participants during stress tests.“In the past, our machinery had the capability of analyzing three signalsper second from the cardiovascular system,” recalls Dr. Steinberg.“Now, the computers can handle 250,000 signals per second.It's quite amazing.”Gone are the days of analyzing polygraph results on long strips ofpaper. Now, students can study endless amounts of data, using acomputer-based program called Windaq.Dr. Bruce Steinberg, Chair, Psychology DepartmentFor the Curry College psychology department, it is out with the oldand in with the new.Thanks in part to a generous grant from the George I. Alden Trust(supplemented by the college itself) and the efforts of departmentchair Dr. Bruce Steinberg, the technology students now use in thePsychology Laboratory is on the cutting edge in the field of psychophysiology.This new equipment gives students a front row seat to the latestadvancements in the study of neuro-feedback, EEG, attention, cardiovascularfunction and the psychophysiology of stress and trauma.“We realized that all of our equipment needed a systematic upgrade,so we went to our old friends at the Alden Trust for help”, explainsDr. Steinberg. “Thanks to their generosity, and the ongoing supportof the College, our student and faculty research capability has takena quantum leap forward.”“Students are living in an ever-growing digital age, so understandingtechnology is actually becoming just as important as the researchthey are conducting,” says Dr. Steinberg. “We have professional levelequipment that these young adults will be using to study interestingproblems that are relevant to their lives.”With stronger data collection andprocessing, this technology will alsobe less prone to break down, willwork more effectively with some ofthe older hardware still essential tothe department, and will extend thecapabilities of research across theboard.“With this equipment we havestepped up our ability to measurethings like the volume of bloodpumped by the heart,” explains Dr.Steinberg. “This is a great way of analyzingstress, how it affects our health,and also how we can take steps toreduce the negative effects of stress.”Gillian Colbourne andDr. Bruce SteinbergCurry CollegeFeatured onYOUniversityTVProspective students now have another wayto tour the campus of Curry College… withthe click of a mouse. Thanks to YOUniversityTV,students and parents can see whatCurry is all about from the comfort of theirown home, office or classroom.The Curry YOUniversityTV tour takesusers on a virtual ride, highlighting everythingthat makes Curry great. The videofeatures interviews with students and professorswho praise the college’s small classsizes and intimate educational setting.Also featured in the tour are the school’sstate-of-the-art television studio, top notchathletic programs, and tons of extracurricularactivities, including the student-runradio station, WMLN.The tour answers many of the questionspeople want to know when shoppingaround for a school. Interviews with administratorsaddress tuition and boarding costs,average SAT and GPA requirements, as wellas opportunities for students once theycomplete their education at Curry.YOUniversityTV highlights hundreds ofcolleges and universities across the countrydelivering fun, informative and professionalonline tours to thousands of prospectivestudents and families. Coming soon,YOUniversityTV will syndicate their originalcontent internationally into a half-hourtelevision series.But for now, it’s only a click away, so sitback, relax, and visit www.curry.edu orYOUniversityTV.com enjoy the tour.Winter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 5


FROM THE CAMPUS TO THE CAPITALMBA Capstone Provides Face Time with Financial LeadersThomas J. Curry, Director, Federal DepositInsurance Corporation (FDIC)In a year of historic economic turbulence,Curry MBA program students were affordedopportunities to engage with key financialleaders as part of their capstone consultingproject.The MBA “capstone” is the culminatingexperience for our MBAs, where they workwith a local firm or organization on a 'reallife'issue.Last summer, Curry MBAs consulted forWeymouth Bank under the directionof its President, Robert Terravecchia.Mr. Terravechhia was instrumental inengaging Peter Conrad, Chief ExecutiveOfficer of the Co-operative Central Bankand Thomas J. Curry, Director, FederalDeposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) forforums at the Milton campus in June.Mr. Conrad spoke on “The Role ofCo-operative Banks in a Changing BankEnvironment.” Director Curry spoke on“FDIC Views on the Banking Industry andMutuality.”In October, MBA students, faculty and anumber of Curry alumni traveled to Washington,D.C. and were able to connectagain with Director Curry. The group hadthe incredible experience of being in Washingtonat a remarkable juncture, watchingthe financial crisis unfold and meeting atthe FDIC, one of the major regulatoryinstitutions involved in the reshaping ofour financial architecture.Director Curry organized a luncheon meetingin the executive dining room of theFDIC. The speaker was Richard Brown,Chief Economist for the FDIC, whogave a fascinating overview of thefinancial crisis and the role of the regulators.Students and faculty then metwith the International DowntownAssociation to learn about economicdevelopment and urban planning.The students and faculty also met withthe International Economic DevelopmentCouncil to learn more about therole of development in regional economicgrowth. For the business students,the development professionalsand urban planners provided both adifferent perspective and a rich experience.They then met at CongressmanWilliam Delahunt’s office in the RayburnBuilding to gather for a tour ofthe U.S. House of Representatives. CongressmanDelahunt’s office provided aninside look at this powerful and majesticinstitution. The visit left time for touringthe major D.C. landmarks.Through lectures, meetings, and tours thegroup was able to gain a valuable perspectiveon the intersection of government andthe private sector at this especially notablepoint in time.In a project that included significantpublic-private sector topics, Fall 2008student-consultants worked with PeterForman, President and CEO of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, on aneconomic development study for the regionsurrounding the proposed development ofthe former Naval Air Station in Weymouth.MBA group at FDICMBA Student Articles Published in National MagazinesSome of Curry’s best and brightest MBAstudents can now add ‘published writer’ totheir resumes. That is because three studentwrittenarticles have recently been picked upby a couple of well-known national photographyand technology magazines.The first piece, “The Meteoric Rise of GettyImages” was published in the Winter 2009issue of MacTribe, a print and online Meccafor Mac users around the country.The second piece, “The Growth of anEmpire – Getty Images”, an amalgam of thefirst article, was picked up at the end of2008 by The Picture Professional, the quarterlymagazine of the society of Picture Professionals.Curry MBA student authors Pat Hunt, JulieZurowski, Maureen Meech and Robyn Wolfall share bylines on these first two pieces.Both articles outline the path in which photographyjuggernaut Getty Images explodedinto the new millennium and successfullytransitioned their business into the digitalage, despite the dotcom bust.Hunt also shares a byline on the third piecewith fellow student Russ Vernooy, ironicallycalled “Remembering the Dotcom Bust,”also in MacTribe’s Winter '09 issue.The Hunt/Vernooy article is very timely inthat not only does it speak to the financialstruggle of a decade ago, but also touches onlessons possibly unlearned from that experience,which seems appropriate in the currenteconomic climate.All three of these articles are abridged versionsof pieces crafted in Curry classes:MBA 6210, Strategic Financial Managementwith Professor Zelma Echeverria andMBA 6310, Strategic Managerial Economicswith Professor William Topper.6 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


Speaking CenterStudents RepresentCurry College atNational ConferenceL to R: Jessica Hartwell, Jed Zatzkin, Alaina RiccardiL to R: Alaina Riccardi, Jed Zatzkin, Jessica HartwellLast April, three members of the CurrySpeaking Center staff, along withSpeaking Center Director Vicki Nelson,had the opportunity to attend the NationalConference of the National Associationof Communication Centers, held in ColoradoSprings, Colorado. Alaina Riccardi,Jessica Hartwell, and Jed Zatzkin travelledto the conference, not only to gather newideas for our Speaking Center, but also toshare with faculty and students from othercolleges some of the things that occur inthe Speaking Center here at Curry.While at the conference, Curry SpeechAssociates attended panels and sessions ona wide range of topics. Thirty-threeschools were represented at this conference.Colorado Springs is near Pikes Peak and islocated in the midst of the Rocky Mountains,so they spent a few hours the daybefore the conference enjoying some ofthe beautiful scenery. They even ran intotwo Curry alums on the plane on the wayhome!All of the students were thrilled to havethe chance to attend the conference. Jedsuggested that going to this conferencewas “truly a life changing experience.”Alaina explained how it felt to representCurry, “We were set apart because thereare no other colleges that have SpeakingCenters in the Northeast. The majority ofschools participating were either from thewest or southern states. The fact that wecould set an example for other schools inour area is something to be proud of.”BIDMC Articulation Agreement Paves Wayfor Post-graduate Certificate in Nuclear Medicine TechnologyA recent agreement between Curry College and the Beth Israel DeaconessMedical Center (BIDMC) paves the way for Curry graduates to enter thepost-graduate certificate program at BIDMC’s School of Nuclear MedicineTechnology. BIDMC is a world-class Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital,and nuclear medicine technology is an expanding career field. Opportunitiesexist to work with patients in a hospital setting and to do research inpharmaceutical companies or academic settings.According to the agreement, students graduating with a Curry biology majorand meeting minimum grade requirements will automatically have thecoursework needed to be eligible for the 15-month program. Students whosuccessfully complete the program are then eligible to sit for the nationalexaminations offered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology CertificationBoard and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.Photo courtesy of BIDMCWinter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 7


&FACULTY NEWS NOTESCOMMUNICATION■ Dorria DiManno and Jerry Gibbs wereparticipants in a film that won the “Best Useof Character” award in the Providence 48 hourfilm project last August. Professor DiMannoworked as a script developer, and ProfessorGibbs was a co-script writer and served as ascript consultant and production assistant.Professor DiManno’s daughter and son-in-law,Dorria Marsh and Chris Simmons, served asthe leaders of the team.The film, a dark comedy titled “The Lure ofDeath,” is about two buddies who steal a fishinglure from a dead guy waiting to be madeup for a funeral. All films in the contest had touse a character named Monica or MonteCheney who had to be a hairdresser. Theymade their Monica a “Hairdresser for theHereafter” or “Stylist to the Stiffs” and thejudges felt that treatment was the most uniqueuse of this mandate. Other mandates includedusing a pear somewhere in the film and usingthe line, “If you see him again, tell me.”There were more than 50 entries in this year’s“Best of Providence” competition.■ Kirk Hazlett is Director-at-large ofthe Public Relations Society of America'sEducators Academy, and organized andmoderated a panel discussion at SimmonsCollege on September 9, 2008 entitled“Professional to Educator Transition.” Nearlytwo dozen communications professionalsattended this program designed to provideresources to Boston-area practitioners whoseek to enter academia as either adjunct or fulltimefaculty. Workshops such as this helpto facilitate the integration of professionalexperiences into the development of liberalarts college curricula and faculty.■ Jim Mattee helped copy edit the work ofMark Feeney, an arts writer for The BostonGlobe who won a Pulitzer Prize in the categoryof criticism.In Mr. Feeney’s remarks to Jim, he said thatJim had saved him many times catching writingor grammar errors and did it “with suchgraciousness.”ENGLISH■ Andrew Horn was invited by the StrategicResearch and Study Center (SAREM) of theTurkish General Staff to present a paper at the“International Symposium on the MiddleEast: Its Future Among Uncertainties, andSecurity Problems.” The Symposium was heldon June 5 and 6, 2008 in Istanbul.SAREM symposia were attended by all ambassadors/chiefsof mission accredited to Turkey,by representatives of NATO, by historiansand political scientists, and by the assembledTurkish General Staff. Presentations weresimultaneously interpreted into Turkish,French, and English.He also had an article on the connectionsbetween the Lefebvrist movement (a breakawayfrom the Roman Catholic Church) andEuropean Fascism published in the Guardiannewspaper, in London, in February 2009.■ Dr. Allan Hunter’s latestbook, The Six Archetypes ofLove published by FindhornPress in 2008 identifies sixclassic profiles of individualsin love: the Innocent, theOrphan, the Pilgrim, theWarrior-Lover, the Monarchand the Magician and helps answer such universalquestions as ‘What exactly is love?’ and‘How do we find it and how can we keep it?’This book is the next volume after Stories WeNeed to Know; Reading Your Life Path in Literaturealso published by Findhorn Press in2008. Learn more about these publications atwww.sixarchetypes.com.■ Dr. Susan Peterson presented a paper -“Shelley's Secular View of Jesus”- in Assisi,Italy in August 2008 at a conference entitled“The Impact of Worldviews - Secular andReligious - on the Sustainability of Democracies.”The conference is sponsored by theHighlands Institute on American Religiousand Philosophic Thought.■ Dr. Karoline Szatek recently presented apaper entitled, “A Place for Female Power andVoice in England during James I’s Reign” inDr. Katherine Morrison Recognizedas Best Public Speaker onthe Eastern SeaboardFinishes Third inInternational Finals■ Dr. Katherine Morrison was victoriousin the Eastern Seaboard Regional Finals ofthe International Speech Competition ofToastmasters International in Rockville,MD and earned a third place finish inCalgary, Canada in the International Finals!Dr. Morrison had previously advanced afterprevailing at competitions at the club, area,division and district level. She proudlyrepresented Curry College in the finalround of the International Convention inCalgary, Alberta, Canada where she competedwith finalists from regions within theUnited States and internationally.Toastmasters International has over200,000 members in 80 countries and is theworld’s largest non-profit educationalorganization devoted to communicationand leadership development. Dr. Morrison’swinning speech, “Stand Up Again” containedinspiring messages about perseveranceand determination. We applaudher “bronze medal” success in the Augustchampionship and congratulate her on hernoteworthy accomplishment!Dr. Katherine Morrison teaching at Curry College8 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


Aberdeen, Scotland. The 12th InternationalConference on the Literature of Region andNation included talks by scholars from Japan,South Africa, Europe, and the United States.Dr. Szatek’s speech was on women and theirinfluence on theatre crowds during the reignof England’s James I (1603-1625).LIBRARY■ David Miller is the recipient of this year’sNETSL Award for Excellence in TechnicalServices. This award is from the New EnglandLibrary Association and specifically from theNew England Technical Services Librariansection (NETSL).David received this award in recognition of hiscontribution to the field of library technicalservices. David’s contributions to the field arewidely known through his publications,service, and innovations in practice. Thisaward consists of a beautiful certificate, whichwill be in display in his office. David receivedthis award during NETSL annual meeting onApril 4, 2008 in front of more than 250 librariansfrom around New England.FINE AND APPLIED ARTS■ Laurie Alpert continues to be a prolificexhibitor. She was one of five BromfieldGallery artists featured in the “Rara Avis” showin July 2008 and had work in an exhibition atthe Art Complex Museum in Duxbury in September2008 which featured 27 New Englandand New York artists’ works in book form.Laurie also had work in the National JuriedMonotype/Monoprint Exhibition at the AttleboroArts Museum which ran in Septemberand October 2008.Laurie Alpert and Elizabeth Strasser exhibitedwork in the Bromfield Gallery’s AnnualExhibition and South End Open Studiosshows in September. The show featuredcontemporary art from two dozen Bromfieldartists in a variety of media – from printmakingand sculpture to drawing and painting.Laurie Alpert, Iris Kumar and ElizabethStrasser presented work as part of Hyde ParkOpen Studios in December 2008. The festivegathering included music by Doug Koch.Laurie Alpert, Elizabeth Strasser, Iris Kumar,and Randy Garber exhibited work at theBromfield Gallery’s ‘Body and Soul: A Benefitfor Aid for Cancer Research’ in February 2009.■ Efram Burk’s book, CleverFresno Girl, The Travel Writingsof Marguerite ThompsonZorach, 1908-1915 (Universityof Delaware Press, ISBN:978-0-87413-035-5).It is available through theUniversity of Delaware websitewww2.lib.udel.edu/udpress/cleverfresno.htmand via Amazon.com.■ Janice Salvucci presented a paper entitled“Music in General Education: Multiple ArtsModel for Engaged Learning” at the 2008Super Regional Conference combining theNortheast Chapter and Mid-Atlantic Chapterof the College Music Society. CMS is anational organization of college and universitymusic educators across all music disciplines–including performance, musicology, musiceducation, and music in general education.The attendees expressed much interest in thispresentation of active learning strategies andthe integration of the arts in Curry’s corecurriculum Introduction to Fine Arts.NURSING■ Dr. Don Anderson was certified in Medical-SurgicalNursing by the Academy of Medical-SurgicalNurses.Professor Anderson was also inducted as a“Luther Christman Fellow” at the AmericanAssembly for Men in Nursing at the October2008 conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.The Society of Luther Christman Fellowsrecognize contributions to nursing made bymen, fund AAMN Foundation scholarships tosupport men in nursing, fund research grantsby the AAMN Foundation in areas of men’shealth and issues of men in nursing. Thefellowship is open to anyone wishing to be aLuther Christman Fellow.■ Dr. Linda Caldwell and Dr. ElizabethKudzma will both be leading Commission onCollegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) teamsin the Spring 2009 semester.■ Dr. Linda Caldwell and Dr. Linda Tenofsky(and G. Luke) published “Creating valueaddedlinkages through creative programming:A partnership for nursing education” inThe Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.■ Dr. Linda Caldwell, Dr. Susan James, andDr. Elinor Nugent received a grant in theamount of $26,800 from the MassachusettsDepartment of Higher Education. The reviewcommittee for the grant was comprised of individualshighly knowledgeable on issues of nursingeducation, as well as authorities on theworkforce development needs of the Commonwealthof Massachusetts.The selection process was very competitivewith only five schools of nursing receivingPhase 2 funding.The grant allows collaboration with a practicepartner, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center/SeniorLife in Roslindale, MA, and two educationpartners, Quincy College and Cape Cod CommunityCollege. The discussion, analysis andcollaboration with the partners will be used torevise curriculum of the RN-BS program atCurry College. Our goals are to eliminateduplication of content among programs and toprovide a seamless transition for registerednurses from AD to BS and from BS to theClinical Nurse Leader MSN program at Curry.Initial discussion with the partners has resultedin preliminary identification of competenciesthat are present in the associate degreecurriculum and the RN to BS program, as wellas competencies that need to be developed.■ Dr. Linda Caldwell, Michelle McMahon,Cathleen Santos, and Dr. Linda Tenofskyattended the Baccalaureate Nursing Conferencein San Antonio in December. The conferencewas focused on Integrating Technologyin the Nursing Curriculum. Dr. Caldwellhas served on the planning committee for thepast two Baccalaureate Conferences sponsoredby the American Association of Colleges ofNursing.■ Dr. Laurie Fox’s article, titled Recognizingand Treating Executive Functioning, was publishedin the Winter 2008 Journal of the Associationof Educational Therapists. She alsoWinter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 9


presented on Reflective Practice at their nationalconference in San Diego this fall. Dr. Fox isan Associate Professor in Curry’s PAL programand is the Greater Boston Association ofEducational Therapists’ Study Group Leader.■ Dr. Susan James received the Mary AnnGarrigan award from the Theta-at-LargeChapter of Sigma Theta Tau International.She also co-edited the third edition of NursingCare of Children: Principles and Practice publishedby Elsevier.■ Dr. Susan LaRocco received the Memberof the Year Award from the American Assemblyfor Men in Nursing at their 31st annualconference held in Portland, Oregon. She isthe only woman to have received this award.During her four years on the Board of Directors,she worked closely with the web masterto initiate the AAMN web site. She is afrequent contributor to Interaction, theAssembly’s quarterly newsletter, and haspresented at the conference in 2003 and 2006.Dr. LaRocco was also instrumental in creatinga new brochure for the organization. She nowserves on the nominating committee.The Division of Nursing is pleased toannounce that Dr. Susan LaRocco has earnedthe designation of Certified Nurse Educatorafter successfully completing a certificationexamination developed and administered bythe National League for Nursing.Dr. LaRocco presented Hear Our Voices: MenDiscuss Their Careers in Nursing at the EasternNurses Research Society annual conference.She also received the Curry College Researcherof the Year Award.■ Michelle McMahon, Assistant Professor ofNursing, received the Tufts Health Plan NurseScholar Award for the 2008-2009 academicyear. This $10,000 scholarship given in conjunctionwith the Massachusetts HospitalAssociation (MHA) and the MassachusettsDepartment of Higher Education (MDHE)was granted to clinical nurses enrolled in doctoralnursing programs within the Universityof Massachusetts system, to address the nursingshortage by supporting the academicendeavors of Ph.D. candidates committed toteaching nursing in Massachusetts.L to R: Rob Smid, Les Muray, Susan Peterson, and John Hill in front of the temple of Minervain the central square in Assisi, while in Italy for the Impact of Worldviews conference.■ Maureen Murphy was elected to the CurryCollege Faculty Counselor position of theTheta-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta TauInternational.■ Dr. Elinor Nugent had a poster presentationtitled Implementing Changes in EducationalStrategies Based on Orientation Experiences ofthe New Graduate at a conference on CapeCod called Smooth Sailing: The Transition fromNew Graduate to Practicing Nurse.■ Eileen O’Connell, a Schweitzer Fellow-For-Life, is a member of the committee thatwill select the 2009-2010 Fellows.The Program, in the tradition of Nobel Prizelaureate Albert Schweitzer, promotes compassionand service in health care professions.Members of the fellowship include majormedical schools, nursing programs, and alliedhealth professionals.She was also an invited speaker at the AmericanCollege of Nurse Midwives (ACNM)2008 Annual Meeting on the topic of HolisticHealth and Healing.Nursing faculty members are frequently askedto review textbooks that are approaching publication.Eileen O’Connell was a reviewer ofthe research textbook Nursing Research, byauthors Polit & Beck (2008). The book ispublished by Lippincott, Williams andWilkins.■ Eileen O’Keefe was inducted into SigmaTheta Tau International as a communityleader.■ Barbara Pinchera received The Promise ofNursing for Massachusetts Regional FacultyFellowship from the Foundation of theNational Student Nurses Association.PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION■ Dr. Bette Manter presented a paper onJosiah Royce at an International Conferencehosted in Poland in June.■ Dr. Les Muray published hisbook Liberal Protestantism andScience (Westport, Connecticut:Greenwood Press, 2008)and his 51st article: “PoliticalTheory,” in Michel Weber andWill Desmond, Editors, Handbookof Whiteheadian ProcessThought, Volume 1 (Frankfurt: ontos verlag,2008) pp.459-469. Professor Muray also presenteda paper - “The Democratic Legacy ofImre Nagy: The Snagov Political Memoirs” -in Assisi, Italy in August 2008 at a conference10 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


Leading the WayThousands of area nurses have graduated from CurryCollege’s undergraduate nursing programs over thepast thirty years, and they in turn have touched countlessnumbers of patients, families and communitiescreating a web of caring throughout the nation and theworld.Curry College is now pleased to continue that traditionof excellence at the graduate level.The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education approved CurryCollege’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) on April 28, 2008. TheBoard’s affirmative vote was the culmination of extensive time andeffort by Dr. Linda Caldwell, Dr. Elizabeth Kudzma, Dr. LindaTenofsky, Dr. Donald Anderson, and former Dean of Continuingand Graduate Studies Judith Stoessel, supported by the NursingDepartment and the Graduate Council.The Curry College MSN is designed to develop an advanced level ofcompetence in general nursing, and focuses on educating ClinicalNurse Leaders (CNL ® ). This new nursing role was developed by theAmerican Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and othernurse leaders to improve the quality of patient care and better preparenurses to thrive in the current and future health care system.Dr. Elizabeth Kudzma leads the program as Director. A longtime,highly valued faculty member, Dr. Kudzma has heldroles in regional and national nursing associations includingthe Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationAccreditation Review Committee, and the MassachusettsDepartment of Higher Education’s Nurse of the FutureCommittee.“CNLs are nurses who are accountable for patientcare at the bedside, but who also use evidencebasedpractice to evaluate protocols, make riskanalyses, and serve as a catalyst for system changeand quality management of their environment,”explains Dr. Kudzma.“The CNL is a generalist master’s role and theultimate goal is to have CNLs available for eachinstitutional unit. The creation of this new role is aparadigm change to system safety and how nurses workwithin the system. It’s a shift from nurses at the bedsidefocusing on individual level patient safety to more systemsafety and situational awareness.14 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


CURRY COLLEGELAUNCHESMSN-CNL ® PROGRAM“For example, a unit-based CNL who notesthat patient falls are more likely to occur inpatterns will explore why this is happening,explore the fall pattern and seek solutionswhich will safeguard future patients. TheClinical Nurse Leader will seek to implementpreventative actions throughout the unit ororganization as appropriate.”Graduates of the program will be eligibleto take AACN’s Commission on NurseCertification’s CNL ® certification exam. TheCurry College MSN also includes traditionalelements necessary to pursue a doctoraleducation in Nursing.The MSN-CNL ® program features a cohortformat where students learn with the samegroup of peers proceeding step-by-stepthroughout the program. Classes meet oneday a week for 15 weeks over five semesterswith summers off. The full MSN programcan be completed in two and a half years. Thefirst cohort began in Fall 2008 on the Miltoncampus. The program will also be offered atthe Plymouth campus beginning in Fall2009.The MSN-CNL ® is the fourth graduate levelprogram offered at Curry College.“Our growing number of graduate programsreflects the academic strength, responsiveness,and vitality of our institution,” saysDr. Ruth Sherman, Dean of Continuing andGraduate Studies.“Curry College has developed this newprogram based on our changing communityand societal needs. There is a significantdemand and growing need for nursingeducation programs at all levels – programswhich provide entry into the nursing field,programs for degreed individuals who areseeking a fast track into nursing, andprograms which provide career advancementopportunities for nurses. Curry College offersall of these nursing education options.”Q&A withDr. ElizabethKudzmaDirector of theMSN-CNL ® ProgramQ. What drove the development of the MSN program?A. At Curry, we have had an undergraduate nursing program since1977, over 30 years. Our graduates have been asking for a graduate programdesigned for nurses who want to enhance their practice with cutting-edgeknowledge and skills while still staying “bedside.” We started working on theconcept for our MSN program in 2005 and developed our program inresponse to changing societal and community needs. We chose to follow theAmerican Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) guidelines which callfor the creation of a new nursing role - the Clinical Nurse Leader or CNL ®- to better meet patient needs within the health care delivery system. TheCNL program advances clinical judgment and provides the tools that arenecessary for career success in the demanding healthcare environment, yetkeeps the nurse with the patient.Q. Are there other unique features of the Curry College MSN?A. One of the most unique aspects of our program is that we havenurses from a number of specialties - pediatrics, maternity, med surgical,community health care and psych taking part. Our students come from across-section of the healthcare industry. This diversity lends itself to bringinga broad array of backgrounds and experiences to the classroom which leadsto a greater level of learning. It’s also the only MSN-CNL ® program in easternMassachusetts. In addition to coursework, our students will work withour clinical partners - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, VA BostonHealthcare System, Milton Hospital and Jordan Hospital - who have allcommitted to help grow the Clinical Nurse Leader program.Q. Has the program launch been successful?A. We are very pleased with the response we have received so far.Curry received approval from the Massachusetts Department of HigherEducation at the end of April 2008 and we started recruiting our first cohortin mid-May. Applications were plentiful and weaccepted and enrolled 20 students inthe first cohort that started inMilton in Fall 2009. Weare planning to launchFall 2009 cohorts atboth our Plymouthand Milton campuses.Help usspread the word!If you are interested in serving as an alumni recruiter forthe Curry MSN-CNL ® program, let us know. We’ll supplyyou with plenty of promotional materials to share with yourcolleagues and friends. For more information, please visitwww.curry.edu or contact Judith Hammond, coordinatorfor MSN Admission, at jhammond0707@curry.edu or617-333-2243.Winter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 15


Hooray for Hollywood!Curry Students Go West for Crash Course in ShowbizImagine squeezing a whole semester of classwork into just seven days. And then try toimagine that your commute to campus is over3,000 miles away and one of your classes consistsof spinning the big wheel at ‘The Price isRight’! Surreal right? Well that is exactly whattwelve students from the Curry College Communicationdepartment were lucky enough toexperience over the winter session of 2009.The class is called, “Hollywood Productions:Up Close,” a three-credit course taught byCommunication ProfessorsJerry Gibbs and Bob MacNeil.The course introduced a selectgroup of advanced Communicationstudents to the behindthe-scenesworld of TinselTown, where they spent a weekin Los Angeles ensconced in theentertainment industry.The students, with the help ofseveral Curry Alumni workingin the ‘business,’ got a peek atthe creation process of some ofthe popular media we consumeevery day, including sitcoms,talk shows and movies. Theyalso had the privilege of pickingthe brains of the peopleinvolved in the productionprocess like writers, directors,producers, editors and ofcourse, actors.The trip was the third of its kind in the lastfive years, and has quickly become a staple ofan ever expanding program.“This class has grown every year since we firstwent,” according to Professor Gibbs. “Withthe help of many of our alumni on the WestCoast, it makes it possible for students to seemore and more of the inner workings of thetelevision and movie industry.”A Whirlwind TourOne such alum is Joe Morabito '06 whoworks two jobs in L.A. - one at NBC and theother at Fox Sports. Morabito was able to getCurry students onto the sets of both ‘TheTonight Show with Jay Leno’ and ‘Fox NFLSunday.’ The students were also treated toexclusive access to ‘The Tonight Show’ VIPgreen room before watching a taping of theshow from some of the best seats in the house.“It was really encouraging because these peoplewent to Curry and they are making it outthere,” explained William Garten (Class of2010). “So, it tells me if I work hard, I can beanother Curry alum in Hollywood. I was alsoable to meet someone that works at CBS thatwas in the same trip I went on just two yearsbefore me. Going out to LA has put that extradrive in me. I have a lot of thinking to doabout what I actually want to do out there butI know that the next time I go out there, I willbe buying a one way ticket.”L to R: Marc Pitler, Will Garten, John Abdulla, Patrick Warburton,Jami Ronzitti, Mostafa AghaThe Curry alum to whom William wasreferring is Andrew Graziano '07, a multimediaproducer at CBS. Graziano sat downwith the group to discuss his work with 'TheCraig Ferguson Show' and many other CBSentities.While visiting the CBS lot, the group had achance to meet with executives from 'ThePrice is Right'. They gave the students anunderstanding of how the show is producedand also provided an inside look at how thepopular game show coped with the transitionfrom long-time host Bob Barker to formersitcom star, Drew Carey. And whilethey were there, every student got theopportunity to spin the iconic giant wheel,just for kicks.It should be noted that both Morabito (in2005) and Graziano (in 2007) were studentson previous "Hollywood Productions: UpClose" class trips to L.A. They gave the currentstudents a sense that, maybe down theline, they too could be hosting the next cropof Curry hopefuls.The class also visited Warner Bros. Studioswhere they toured the lot, which included astop at the Downtown Chicago set of NBC staple,‘ER’, fake subway tracks and all. And whiletouring WB, the group also sat in on a tapingof the hit CBS sitcom ‘Big Bang Theory.’ Otherstops included Spyglass Entertainment,Omega Cinema Props, and The ProductionGroup, where alum Mark Biase '83 explainedthe process of how soundstages are rented out andused.Some of the most insightfulexperiences the students hadwere at Universal Studios,where Stewart Huey '85 letstudents see the inner workingsof how movie postersand previews are created andedited; a meeting with SnowfallFilms producer SuzanneLions to get a taste of howindependent films are madefrom the ground up; and theUCLA Film and TVArchives, where virtuallyeverything we have everwatched on screen is stored inits original format.The trip was highlighted by anight out at a taping of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’where Curry alum John Wolk '92 allowed thestudents access to the control room to see howthe show is produced from a technical standpoint.Event at the Historic Roosevelt HotelThe week came to a close with a special Curryalumni event at the historic RooseveltHotel on Hollywood Boulevard, hosted bythe Office of Institutional Advancement andthe Office of Admission. At the reception, studentshad a chance to interact in a social settingwith many more of the alums and parentsinvolved in the entertainment industry. Thisincluded Patrick Beck '06, who produced thesitcom pilot “Graduates” here on the Currycampus over the summer of 2008. The pilot isnow receiving favorable reviews and is beingshopped around to various networks.Paul Maslansky, whose son is a sophomore atCurry, also attended the reception and reallyconnected with the students. A long-time16 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


producer at Warner Bros., Maslansky isresponsible for the “Police Academy” films,among other projects.An appreciative Jami Ronzitti (Class of 2009)had this to say, “It gave me a chance tonetwork and get to know alumni that I didn’tknow and see how they started off in thebusiness and how Curry helped them to getwhere they are, but it also gave me the chanceto meet with Alumni that I already knew andcatch up with them and see how they aredoing.”And the surprise of the night went toJohn Wolk, who stopped by to say hello againto the group and brought along his businesspartner, actor Patrick Warburton. Warburtoncurrently stars in the CBS comedy “Rules ofEngagement” but is probably best known asElaine Benes’ on again/off again boyfriend on“Seinfeld.”Not All Fun and GamesBut the trip was far from a vacation, and therewere some conditions to be met to qualify forthis privilege.Students interested in taking “HollywoodProductions: Up Close” were required to takea prerequisite class called “The Business ofHollywood” during the fall semester.Prospective students were also required towrite several essays about why they wanted togo to Hollywood and to describe their careeraspirations after graduating from Curry. Theprofessors then reviewed the applications andwhittled the list down to twelve students, sixmen and six women.While in Los Angeles, participants wererequired to take quizzes on a daily basis.These quizzes covered everything from whatstudents had read in their textbooks tospecifics of their daily meetings with industryprofessionals. Students were also encouragedto prepare for those meetings by researchingthe biographies and career histories of thoseprofessionals.Boston Globe Sports WriterDan Shaughnessy VisitsSports Broadcasting ClassDan Shaughnessy, the legendary sportswriterfor The Boston Globe visited CurryCollege in early February. He was a guestspeaker for the Communication departmentcourse called “Radio/TV SportsBroadcasting.”Shaughnessy explained to students thatthe changing face of media has altered theway the newspaper covers stories. He saidthere is much more interactivity withreaders today than in the past, with readersnow able to comment immediately onhis columns.In a recent column, Shaughnessyexplained, he criticized New EnglandPatriots quarterback Tom Brady forappearing in a photograph being fed byhis super-model girlfriend. His columntalked of the implications of Brady going“soft.”“We had more than 900 replies to thatcolumn,” Shaughnessy told the students.“And many of them were not kind tome.” But, he added, having a thick skin ispart of the business and he has no problemwith anyone criticizing his columns.Students also had an opportunity to askhim his opinions about a wide range ofjournalism topics, including the futureof the paper. Shaughnessy said it wasdoubtful that a print edition would stillbe published in ten years; he felt thenewspaper would become a strict onlineentity.When Shaughnessy is not working for theGlobe, he is a regular contributor on localand national radio and television reports,further showing how reporters todaymust integrate themselves in all media.Radio/TV Sports Broadcasting is taughtby long-time WBZ-TV news and sportsanchor Scott Wahle.Curry’s broadcasting program is one ofthe oldest in the country, dating back to1932.Scott Wahle welcomes Dan Shaughnessy to Radio/TV Sports Broadcasting classAll of this hard work culminated in a 12-pagepaper describing the week’s activities, dueshortly after the trip was over.John Abdulla (Class of 2009) had this reviewfor the course, “The ‘Hollywood Production:Up Close’ course was an extremely worthwhileand insightful experience. I have beenlearning the technical and business aspects ofcreating motion pictures through variouscourses offered at Curry, but this week inHollywood actually allowed me to experienceit. It is one thing to learn about Hollywood,but a totally different thing to actuallyexperience it. And I think this is an essentialcomponent to any film/TV education.”Karl Sabourin, Dan Shaughnessy, and Siobhan ConnollyWinter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 17


75 Years of BroadcastingCelebrated1932-1933School of Expression broadcastsover radio station WLOE at theHotel Bellevue in Boston1940s-1950sCurry gets a carriercurrent radio stationon campus1975WMLN91.5 FMdebuted1988WMLN first recognized bythe Associated Press (AP)Curry’s Communication department recentlycelebrated 75 years of Broadcasting as a fieldof study. Director of Radio Alan Frank servedas emceee at a special evening ceremony forwhich dozens of broadcasting alums returnedto campus, including Howard Leonard Silverman,an alumnus from the class of 1948.Alumni also attending the ceremony representingtheir respective decades in a paneldiscussion were the late Roger Allan Bump(1950s-via film message), Hal Slifer(1960s), Alan Suhonen (1970s), Peter Esposito(1980s), Matthew Chant (1990s), andUnique Miller (2000s). Our alumni gueststraveled from around the country and representedsuch broadcasting outlets as the GolfChannel, ESPN, and the Network NewsService.“This is a legacy that few colleges in ourcountry can match,” said Jerry Gibbs, associateprofessor of Communication and actingco-chairman of the department. “Curry’sleaders were visionaries, starting broadcastingcourses just a few years after radio became amedium.”According to the Curry College catalog ofJune 1933, the School of Expression (as Currywas then known) arranged a schedule ofbroadcasts over radio station WLOE at theHotel Bellevue on Beacon Hill in Boston.The programs started on November 9, 1932with “readings, plays and impersonations.”The first performance was from a facultymember, Mr. Thompson, reading an act of“The Jesters.” Other performances that academicyear consisted of “Romeo and Juliet”,“The Star of David” and “The Taming of theShrew,” to name a few. More programs followedthroughout the 1932-33 academicyear.Broadcasting blossomed in the 1940s and1950s with the college eventually puttingtogether a carrier current radio station on18 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


1992Curry wins APCollege RadioStation of the Year1998Affiliates withNBC and CNN2001Addition ofthe HirshCommunicationCenter2003WMLN receives technologyand facility enhancementsthrough Kaminkow gift2006WMLN beginssimulcasting itsbroadcasts overthe internetcampus. This station could be heard on theAM dial through wiring on campus.A major turning point in Curry radio tookplace on April 1, 1975 when WMLN 91.5FM debuted. WMLN has won dozens ofawards over its 30-year plus history, includingthe prestigious “Station of the Year” award bythe Associated Press.In 2003 WMLN received technology andfacility enhancements through a generous giftfrom alumnus Joe Kaminkow '83.In 2006, adding yet another chapter to itslong history, Curry’s radio station begansimulcasting its broadcasts over the internet.Today, students who run the station can beheard over-the-air throughout Boston andthe South Shore, and worldwide as well.“Having WMLN-FM in my home, andknowing it is now available to the world, isone of the most exciting things to happen toCurry College radio since it signed on theair,” said Alan Frank, Director of Curry Collegeradio.In 2001, Curry’s broadcasting program wasfurthered enhanced by the addition of theHirsh Communication Center in the HaferAcademic Building. Established through agenerous gift from Dr. Mark and Jane Hirsh,P '01. The Hirsh facility spawned the start ofCC8, the cable station serving the Currycommunity. Students also produce sportsprogramming for Milton public access television.The college became one of the first inthe area to offer instruction in HDTV (highdefinition television) in 2006.Curry’s broadcasting major is one of the oldestin the country, and is recognized coast-tocoastas a leader in preparing students forentry into this competitive field. Hundreds ofalums are now employed at radio and televisionstations in small and large markets, carryingon the Curry tradition of excellence.Winter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 19


ATHLETICS UNVEILSREDESIGNEDCOLONELLOGOPrevious ColonelLogoLast year, CurryCollege began the process ofupdating its athletics branding bysoliciting proposals for a redesign of itsColonel logo. A number of freelancegraphic designers specializing in athletic logoswere contacted.A team consisting of Athletic Director VinnieEruzione, Director of Communication Fran Jackson,and Graphic Designer Rosemarie Valentino guided theproject, which included student and alumni focus group feedback thatboth reinforced the College’s decision to redesign the Colonel andinfluenced revisions during the design process.“The goal of the redesign was to update the Colonel logo in a mannerthat is consistent with contemporary athletic logos,” said Jackson,adding “the new graphic icon conveys a feeling ofenergy, strength, motion, and toughness.”In December 2008, Curry College selected adesign submitted by Jim Ward of Jim WardDesign in St. Louis, Missouri.The new Colonel maintains the school’s primary colors – purple and white – while incorporating secondaryshades of silver and black. Beginning in the spring of 2009, it will roll out in all athletics publications, onthe official Curry Athletics website, and emblazoned at mid-court in the school’s brand-new basketballgymnasium, slated to open in the Fall 2009.20 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


MEN’S SOCCER With aMAKES HISTORY16-WinCampaignThe 2008 Curry Men’s Soccer Team established records for wins in a season (16) and longest winning streak (8), and advanced to the semi-finals of twopost-season tournaments.As the 2008 men’s soccer season began, second-year Head CoachPeter Mendel’s primary goal was to improve upon the 7-9-3 recordoverall and 5-4-3 record in The Commonwealth Coast Conference(TCCC) his team had posted a year earlier. He also had hopes of notonly qualifying for the TCCC Tournament, but also advancing deepinto post-season play. Ultimately, his expectations were dramaticallysurpassed with the success his team enjoyed.When he began his tenure in 2007, Mendel knew that it would takesome time to re-build a program that had not posted a winningrecord since 1995, and had struggled to a combined mark of 50-152-15 over the previous 12 years. But no one foresaw the string ofremarkable milestones that his Colonels would achieve over thecourse of 11 weeks.Curry started the season 2-1 before tying its next two games. One ofthe ties came against Western New England College. Battling thedefending conference champions (and eventual 2008 title winners)to a 2-2 deadlock in Springfield provided a huge boost of confidenceto Mendel’s young squad, and gave an early indication that theColonels would be a force to be reckoned with in the TCCC. A 4-2loss at New England College on September 27 dropped the team’soverall record to 5-2-2, but then Curry strung together eight wins ina row between September 29 and October 18. Five of the eight winswere shutouts and six were against league foes. The historic streakwas snapped on October 22 after a nailbiting 1-0 overtime loss atColby-Sawyer. Three days later, the Colonels picked up their 14thvictory (2-1 over Wentworth) to become the winningest men’s soccerteam in school history.With a conference record of 9-2-2, the Colonels began their postseasonrun as the #3 seed in the TCCC Tournament. Hosting its firstplayoff game in 13 years, Curry entertained #6 seed Gordon Collegein the quarterfinal round. Mendel’s squad broke out to a 3-0 leadthen held on for a 3-2 victory. This marked another milestone asCurry advanced to the conference semi-finals for only the secondtime in school history. An upset by #7 Nichols over #2 RogerWilliams gave Curry another home contest in the conference semifinals.On November 5, as a cold rain fell, the Bison scored thegame’s first goal mid-way through the opening half. Just over aminute later, the Colonels pulled even on a goal by senior forwardJeff Shea. The 1-1 tie stood until the 19:18 mark of the second framewhen the visitors scored what proved to be the decisive goal, leavingCurry one win shy of a berth in the tournament finals.Despite the obvious disappointment, the Colonels’ magical seasonwent on. For the first time in school history, the team was chosen toplay in the ECAC Division III New England Tournament. Currywas the #2 seed and would once again host a playoff game. TheColonels played the #7 seed Lasell College in a quarterfinal matchupand captured a tense 1-0 victory. Curry went on to host #3 CoastGuard in the semi-finals, but the 2008 campaign came to an officialclose after a 2-0 Bears’ win.Continued on next pageWinter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 21


The 2008 Colonels wound up establishing ortying a number of team and individualrecords, including wins in a season (16), easilysurpassing the old mark of 13 victories bythe 1985 Colonels. Mendel’s 2008 squadreeled off a school-record eight victories in arow, besting the 1995 team’s seven-game winningstreak. His team tied the school markwith 11 shutouts, a feat first accomplished in1985. Individually, freshman goaltenderBrian Newsome set a school mark with a 0.85goals against average, and tied a record bynotching seven shutouts. Although notrecords, junior forward Ben Radzicki didachieve the second-best totals all-time forboth goals (16) and points (35) in a season.Accolades began pouring in at the close of theregular season. Mendel was deservedly namedas TCCC Coach of the Year, and three of hisplayers earned First Team All-Conferencehonors: Newsome, Radzicki and senior backJJ Hallisey. Shea was a Second Team All-TCCC selection, while senior midfieldClayton Corto and junior back Matt Boylegarnered Honorable Mention All-Conferencehonors. The trio of Hallissey (First Team),Radzicki (Third Team) and Newsome (ThirdTeam) were further recognized by theNational Soccer Coaches Association ofAmerica (NSCAA) on its All-New Englandsquads. Newsome was the only freshman inNew England to be so honored.When all was said and done, Mendel reflectedon the significance of the 2008 campaign.“Our success this year was truly a matter ofthe guys simply believing in themselves andtheir abilities. They worked extremely hardduring pre-season to become a better andmore cohesive team. They constantly pushedeach other in practice to ensure that whenthey were called upon they could contributein a positive way.”Mendel added: “The season was certainlysomething I will never forget. I had a greatbunch of guys who achieved a record that noother Curry team has been able to accomplish.I think we set the bar for future teamsand have made a positive move towardbecoming a premier program in theNortheast. It was just great to be part ofsomething new and exciting. When I tookover two years ago, I knew this institutionand program were capable of making a run ata conference title. This year proved we are onthe right path and we will continue to buildwith student-athletes who are successful bothon and off the field.”WeckworthRecords300th WinSoftball Head Coach BruceWeckworth recorded his 300thcareer coaching win (all atCurry) on April 11, 2008 afterCurry defeated Gordon 4-2 inthe second game of a doubleheader.EruzioneandBandiniHonoredOn December 11, Curry College AthleticDirector Vinnie Eruzione and HeadFootball Coach Skip Bandini were honoredby the All-American Football Foundation atits 97th Banquet of Champions. Eruzionereceived the General Robert R. NeylandOutstanding Athletic Director Award, andBandini received the Johnny VaughtOutstanding College Coach Award. TheBanquet of Champions was held at theMarriott Hotel in Newton, MA.2007 - 2008 CURRY ATHLETICS YEAR IN REVIEWSPORT OVERALL CONFERENCE POST-SEASON MOST VALUABLE ROOKIE(S) OFRECORD RECORD TOURNAMENTS PLAYER(S) THE YEARFOOTBALL 12-1 (.923) 7-0 (1.000) NEFC, NCAA Borukhov, Lucius,Van De Giesen (Off.) Gustowski (Off.)Tom Pinto (Def.) Robert Driscoll (Def.)NOTABLE: Most wins in a season; 5th-consecutive NEFC Title; 5th-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance;1st-ever NCAA Tournament home game and win; Ranked 1st in N.E.BASEBALL 28-10-1 (.731) 17-4-1 (.795) TCCC David Vincent Hawn, Hughes,NOTABLE: Most wins in a seasonPipinesW SOCCER 13-6-1 (.675) 9-3-1 (.731) TCCC D. Denham, F. Harrison,A. Hansbury E. KeemanW LACROSSE 11-6 (.647) 6-4 (.778) TCCC Nikki MacKay Ashley HansburyHOCKEY 16-9-1 (.635) 14-1-1 (.906) ECAC Jeff Hazelwood Jason YuelNOTABLE: ECAC Northeast Regular-Season TitleM BASKETBALL 18-11 (.621) 11-2 (.846) TCCC, NCAA J. Bowers, T. Jones Quashed SimmonsNOTABLE: Most wins in a season; TCCC Regular-Season Title; 1st conference tournament title since 1986;1st-ever appearance in NCAA TournamentSOFTBALL 24-17 (.585) 16-8 (.667) TCCC Kristen Jackman Ashley CorkumNOTABLE: Weckworth’s 300th career winKatie O’NeillM SOCCER 7-10-3 (.425) 5-4-3 (.542) TCCC Clark Zelazo David YuNOTABLE: First-ever win vs. Endicott CollegeW BASKETBALL 10-15 (.400) 5-8 (.385) None Christina Sancinito Cortney RobinsonM LACROSSE 6-11 (.353) 2-7 (.222) TCCC Alex MacMillan Matt GouveiaM TENNIS 7-14 (.333) 2-7 (.222) TCCC Brian Leahy NoneW TENNIS 3-12 (.200) 3-7 (.300) TCCC Kate Ross Courtney SullivanW XCOUNTRY n/a n/a TCCC, NCAA Courtney Roberts Kendra LapierreTOTALS 155-122-6 (.558) 97-55-6 (.633)vs. 06-07 165-116-5 (.586) 104-47-4 (.684)22 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


2009 Spring Sports SchedulesMEN’S LACROSSE3/3 MOUNT IDA 3:303/11 #Wittenberg University 6:303/17 Clark University 7:003/19 M.I.T. 4:003/21 *GORDON 2:303/25 *WESTERN NEW ENGLAND 3:303/28 *ANNA MARIA 2:303/30 UMass Boston 3:004/1 *Univ. of New England 4:004/4 *Nichols 2:004/8 SALEM STATE 6:304/11 *WENTWORTH 12:004/14 *N.E. College 4:004/18 *SALVE REGINA 12:004/21 *ROGER WILLIAMS 3:304/25 *Endicott 3:004/28-5/2 TCCC Tournament TBA# Spring Break Trip - Clearwater, Florida* The Commonwealth Coast Conference gameHome games in BOLDWOMEN’S LACROSSE3/4 LASELL COLLEGE 4:003/9 #Emerson College 10:00 a.m.3/10 #Becker College 10:00 a.m.3/13 #Fredonia State (NY) 7:303/17 R.I. College 4:003/21 *GORDON 12:003/25 *WESTERN NEW ENGLAND 6:003/28 *ANNA MARIA 12:003/31 *Univ. of New England 3:304/2 Keene State 4:004/4 *Nichols 11:00 a.m.4/6 SOUTHERN MAINE 4:004/8 *Colby-Sawyer 3:304/14 *N.E. College 4:004/18 *SALVE REGINA 2:304/21 *ROGER WILLIAMS 6:004/25 *Endicott 12:004/28-5/2 TCCC Tournament TBA# Spring Break Trip – West Palm Beach, Florida* The Commonwealth Coast Conference gameHome games in BOLDMEN’S TENNIS3/9 #Ohio Wesleyan 12:003/10 #Wittenberg University 12:003/12 #Manhattanville College 10:30 a.m.3/18 *Colby-Sawyer 3:303/21 *Gordon 1:003/24 *ROGER WILLIAMS 3:303/26 UMASS BOSTON 3:003/28 *NICHOLS 12:003/30 Johnson & Wales 3:303/31 R.I. College 3:304/1 *ENDICOTT 3:304/4 *WESTERN NEW ENGLAND 12:004/6 *Anna Maria 6:004/8 *Wentworth 4:004/9 NEWBURY COLLEGE 3:304/14 *SALVE REGINA 3:304/16 *Eastern Nazarene 3:004/18 TCCC Quarterfinals TBA4/20 SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY 3:304/21 TCCC Semi-Finals TBA4/23 Bridgewater State 3:304/25 TCCC Finals TBA# Spring Break Trip - Hilton Head, SC* The Commonwealth Coast Conference MatchHome matches in BOLDBASEBALL3/7 #Thiel College 9:15 a.m.3/8 #Bowdoin College (2) 9:15 a.m.3/10 #Pitt-Greensburg (2) 1:003/11 #New Jersey City University 5:003/12 #Penn State Altoona (2) 1:003/19 *EASTERN NAZARENE (2) 2:003/21 *Gordon (2) 12:003/22 *Anna Maria (2) 12:003/28 *Western New England (2) 12:003/29 *SALVE REGINA (2) 12:003/31 BABSON COLLEGE 3:004/1 *Nichols (2) 2:004/4 *Endicott (2) 12:004/7 JOHNSON & WALES 3:304/11 *N.E. COLLEGE (2) 12:004/14 WHEATON COLLEGE 3:304/16 R.I. College 3:304/18 *COLBY-SAWYER (2) 12:004/19 *WENTWORTH (2) 12:004/21 UMASS BOSTON 3:004/24 BRIDGEWATER STATE 3:004/25 *Roger Williams (2) 11:00 a.m.4/28-5/3 TCCC Tournament TBA# Spring Break Trip – Winter Haven, Florida* The Commonwealth Coast Conference GamesHome games in BOLDSOFTBALL3/9 #Carroll University 1:003/9 #Dominican University 3:003/10 #N.J. City University 9:00 a.m.3/10 #R.P.I. 11:00 a.m.3/12 #St. Mary’s College 9:00 a.m.3/12 #Wheaton College 11:00 a.m.3/13 #Ohio Wesleyan 9:00 a.m.3/13 #W.P.I. 11:00 a.m.3/24 Johnson & Wales 4:003/25 *SALVE REGINA (2) 3:003/28 *Univ. of New England (2) 12:003/31 *ANNA MARIA (2) 2:304/1 SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY 3:304/2 FITCHBURG STATE (2) 3:004/4 *Wentworth (2) 1:304/5 *Roger Williams (2) 12:004/7 SALEM STATE (2) 3:004/9 *Gordon (2) 3:004/11 *NICHOLS (2) 1:004/14 *N.E. College (2) 3:304/16 UMASS DARTMOUTH (2) 3:004/18 *EASTERN NAZARENE (2) 1:004/19 *REGIS (2) 1:004/22 *Endicott (2) 3:004/24 *WESTERN N.E. (2) 3:004/27-5/3 TCCC Tournament TBA# Spring Break Trip – Fort Myers, Florida* The Commonwealth Coast Conference GamesHome games in BOLDFor more information on Curry Athletics,call the Assistant Athletic Directorfor CommunicationsKen Golner at (617) 333-2324,Email at kgolner@curry.eduor write to:Curry Athletics1071 Blue Hill Avenue, Milton, MA 02186For up-to-date rosters and results, visit the Colonel’sweb page at www.curry.eduWinter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 23


Student Center Construction ContinuesA ceremonial groundbreaking held lastMay for the College’s new Student Centerproject was a great opportunity for the Currycommunity to come together and publiclyrecognize the importance of this momentousundertaking and what it means to all of us inthe Curry community.President Quigley addressed approximately200 members of the Curry community whohad gathered to mark this historic event.Expressing his gratitude to the Board ofTrustees, faculty, staff, students, benefactorsand donors, town officials, and the projectteam, he noted that goals achieved over thepast decade – including strategic enrollmentgrowth and expansion of academic programsand physical facilities – allow the College tomove forward in achieving this next goal.“All things are created twice,” remarked PresidentQuigley. “First in the minds, heartsand ambitions of people, and then in theirphysical form. At Curry College, bricks andmortar aren’t important for the buildingsthemselves, but are important for what theyallow to occur within them. The new StudentCenter will provide the gathering spacefor co-curricular and extra-curricular activitiesthat are so important to our students andour college in modern higher education.”Curry College has partnered with SuffolkConstruction Company and CBT Architectson the new Student Center project. Inattendance at the ceremony from CBTArchitects were James McBain, Principal andSenior Project Manager, and ChristopherHill, Principal and Designer. John Fish, Presidentof Suffolk Construction Company,addressed community members, acknowledgingthe passion, integrity, hard work andprofessional core values that the project teamshares.“This facility will be the heart and soul of thecampus and will serve as a symbol of thisinstitution’s bright future,” remarked Mr.Fish. “We are extremely proud to be a part ofthat future as Curry College’s partner on thisimportant project.”Yaniv Havusha, a member of the Class of2008, represented the student body at theceremony and praised the College for itsvision in undertaking the new StudentCenter development.“The Student Center is going to be morethan just a building,” remarked Mr.Havusha. “It will be a state-of-the-art venuethat will allow and encourage faculty, staffand student interaction in both formal andnon-formal ways that continue to foster andsupport the mission of Curry College.”For students, faculty and staff on campus, aswell as parents, alumni and friends who havetracked the progress on our website, it hasbeen amazing to watch this beautiful facilityrise out of the earth. Almost a year later, withthe exterior walls completed, the windowsinstalled, and the roof in place, the buildersare preparing to turn on the main heatingand complete the interior of the building.Already, the unique "mall-like" design is takingshape, exhibiting an open floor plan thatwill encourage student, faculty, and staffgathering. The dominance of the stone fireplaceand chimney that can be seen from theground floor through the second floor andout through a vaulted roof provides awarmth that contributes to the living roomconcept of the Student Center. Particularlyimpressive is the expansiveness of the FitnessCenter on the second floor with views ontothe Westhaver Park and into the trees of thewetlands. With each week of construction,the College has become more convinced thatit will have the largest impact of any buildingproject to date on our campus.The 84,000 square foot facility is being builtdirectly behind the existing Frieda andJoseph Drapkin Student Center. Constructionbegan in March 2008. At the conclusionof the construction, the existing StudentCenter will be razed.Features of the new Student Center willinclude: recreational athletic facilities includinga Gymnasium and Fitness Center; generaluse and athletic locker rooms;athletic offices; expanded dining hall with afood court style servery offering informaland late night food service in addition to traditionaldining options; student lounge withfireplace and living room atmosphere; caféwith coffee house atmosphere; sports caféwith pub style seating and flat screen TVs;game room with billiards and other amusements;quiet lounge for relaxed study; studentservices, SGA and student club officesand meeting areas; chapel for spiritual lifeprogramming and quiet prayer or reflection;and amphitheatre style, multipurpose outdoorgathering space on Westhaver Park.Visit www.curry.edu to view photos fromthe ceremonial groundbreaking and theongoing construction.L to R: Christopher Hill, Principal and Designer, CBT Architects; John Fish, President, Suffolk Construction Company; John W. Keith, Trustee, Curry College;Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr., President, Curry College; James M. Sullivan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Curry College; Robert G. O’Connell, Directorof Buildings and Grounds, Curry College; Yaniv Havusha, student, Curry College Class of 2008; James McBain, Principal and Senior Project Manager, CBT Architects24 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


Naming Opportunitiesin New Student CenterThe new Student Center is designed specificallyto enhance the all important socialinteractions between our student body andfaculty and staff. We look at this as an integralpart of the culture of community that isso prevalent at Curry College. Whether it’sthe new dining facility, fitness center, or thenumerous student gathering and studyareas, the Student Center will provide premieracademic and social spaces that willfurther enrich our students’ Curry Collegeexperience.As with all of the other accomplishments ofour great institution over the years, the newStudent Center – important for what it willallow to occur within it – will be a tribute tothe mission of Curry College and will allowus to better serve our approximately 4,000total traditional, continuing education, andgraduate students.Philanthropic support, in the form of namingopportunities, must play a pivotal role inrealizing our vision for the new StudentCenter. These gifts truly allow us to advanceour College by directly funding this criticallysignificant and important project.Your continued support and considerationof this crucial project is much appreciated.ServeryArchitects’ Conceptual RenderingA SAMPLING OF STUDENT CENTER NAMING OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:• Student Center Building• Gymnasium(Naming rights reserved in honorof a generous benefactor.)• Dining Hall Facility• Sports Café• Game Room• Amphitheatre• Fitness Center• Chapel• Athletic Facilities• Student LoungeSports CaféArchitects’ Conceptual RenderingFitness CenterArchitects’ Precedent ImageWinter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 25


Welcome Tim McCabe, Individual Giving OfficerWe are pleased to announce that Timothy McCabe has joined the Curry College community asour new Individual Giving Officer.Tim comes to Curry from the Athletic Department at Rhode Island College where he wasresponsible for corporate sponsorships and individual solicitations. Tim previously interned inthe Athletic Department at Boston College. He is a 2000 graduate of Brown University wherehe was a member of the varsity football team.As Individual Giving Officer, Tim will manage Curry’s National Alumni Council and overseethe activity of this important volunteer network. Tim will also work to build the College’sphilanthropy program through personal contact with Curry parents and alumni.Tim can be reached at tmccabe0109@curry.edu or (617) 333-2327.Funding the Future FY09 Annual Fund Tries to Top FY08 ResultsIncreased alumni and parent support of CurryCollege during the fiscal year 2008 Annual Fundcampaign is an encouraging reflection of both donorcommitment to our community and the successfulefforts of the Institutional Advancement office. Morealumni and parents made donations to Curry in FY08than ever before and the trend for the first half offiscal year 2009 is still on the upswing.Participation Rates Influence Foundation Giving“The decision to make an investment in both our students and ourCollege at any level is greatly appreciated—for the gift itself and whatthat gift allows us to achieve, as well as for its positive impact on ourdonor participation rate,” explains Chief Development Officer ChrisLawson.“This is an important factor as private foundations determine what charitableorganizations they are going to support based in part on how manyof their alumni and parents are involved in the philanthropy program.”“Curry parents have risen to the challenge when it comes to contributingto the greater good of our community,” states Lawson. “I wouldbe proud to compare our parent participation rate to all colleges anduniversities in our area.“There is still ground to gain, however, in the eyes of external benefactorswhen it comes to alumni giving. Raising our alumni participationrate is an important next step for our philanthropy program.”Answering the CallStudent callers enjoyed making calls to our alumni and parents duringstudent-run phonathons in October and January. The fall phonathonwas held in general support of the Annual Fund, and the winterphonathon was held in support of our student-athletes and athleticprograms. There was a great deal of enthusiasm in the response by donorswho made pledges to the College.“We greatly appreciate the positive response from our alumni andparents,” says Lawson, “and our students look forward to making morecalls at the upcoming general phonathon during the spring semester.”Ambition and Aid“For fiscal year 2009, our goals are ambitious as we look to raise not onlyour participation rate but total dollars raised in support of many prioritiesat the College including financial aid,” acknowledges Lawson.“It’s been extremely encouraging, however, in the midst of the recessionand economic uncertainty, to receive gifts from community memberswho have not previously donated to Curry. These new donors have akeen interest in contributing to the greater good and collectively speak tothe potential for us to break our own participation records this year.“In the coming months, alumni and parent contribution at any levelwould be much appreciated. Investment in our annual fund helps usbuild a stronger scholarship program so deserving students who may behaving trouble financially can benefit from a Curry education. This isa critical component of helping our families meet the challenge offinancing a private higher education this year.”Please make your FY08 Annual Fund contribution today – online athttp://www.curry.edu/Alumni/Giving+to+Curry/ or via the enclosed envelope.Thank you for your continued support of Curry College!26 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


55 Atherton Street Named theDOUGLAS A. AND CLAIRE R. KINGACADEMIC ADMINISTRATION BUILDINGPresident Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. and Chief Development Officer Chris Lawson arepleased to announce that the recently renovated and expanded structure at 55 AthertonStreet has been named the Douglas A. and Claire R. King Academic AdministrationBuilding. The naming rights were granted to the Kings in recognition of a$500,000, five-year pledge in support of the 55 Atherton Street construction project.The King Academic Administration building houses the Academic Dean’s Office andthe Office of Continuing and Graduate Studies. A winter illustration of the buildingwas featured in this year’s institutional holiday card to celebrate its naming, and signagefeaturing its new name will be placed during the Spring 2009 semester. CurryCollege is grateful to Doug and Claire King for their continuing commitment to ourcommunity and the advancement of our institution through their philanthropy.Douglas A. and Claire R. KingWinter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 27


HOMECOMING &FAMILY WEEKEND 2008The wet weather could not dampen the spirits of hundreds ofattendees who attended Homecoming and Family Weekend heldSeptember 25 – 28, 2008.The weekend started with the Second Annual Young AlumniNetworking Reception on September 25. Over 50 alumni and10 corporate representatives enjoyed a wonderful evening on theroof deck of ISM Strategic Marketing in Boston for an eveningof networking and camaraderie. Our special thanks to GaryLeopold '77, President & CEO of ISM for hosting an event thatis quickly becoming one of the most popular evenings on theCollege's event schedule.Gary Leopold '77 addresses recent alumniOn Friday, September 26, the 60s Reunion Event took centerstage at Alumni House welcoming back their classmates from the1960s for this special Reunion reception. Event Chair KathySardella '67 did a wonderful job of hosting this memorable event.Family Brunch with Faculty, a perennial favorite of the weekend,took place on Saturday, September 27. Parents, families and currentstudents were welcomed to brunch at the Drapkin StudentCenter to meet with faculty members, administration and staff todiscuss progress and strategies for success for the individual student.As always, this event was very well attended.Curry’s exciting sports teams added to the fun of the weekend.The Colonels football team romped over Western New EnglandCollege 40-7 and Women’s Soccer and Women’s Tennis also wonbig on Homecoming Weekend.Front row: Kathryn Sardella '67, Paul McGilvray '62, Bart Jackson '67, Albert Viscardi '67Middle row: Johanne Ducey Oliveri '66, Lee Harrington '69, Roger Gray '65Back row: G. Allen Eiring '64, Leonard Oliveri '65, Michael O'Grady '66, Harold Cohen '68Many thanks to all theattendees for makingHomecoming andFamily Weekend 2008such a success!Save the Datefor 2009!October 3Fine and Applied Arts Professor Elizabeth Strasser speaks with parentsCurry Football strategizes a win over WNECCheck out the complete Homecoming & Family Weekend photo gallery online at:www.curry.edu/special/galleries/events/2008/Homecoming_and_Family_Weekend_09.25.08/28 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


COAST TO COAST WITH ALUMNI,PARENTS, AND FRIENDSCURRY PLAYSCARNEGIE HALLOn November 13, Curry College welcomedalumni, parents, and friends to our annualNew York Reception held this year atCarnegie Hall. This year’s event was a greatsuccess as dozens of Curry supporters met inthe Citi Café. Guests enjoyed a tour of thishistoric venue as well as cocktails, food andall of the latest news from Curry College.President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. was onhand to thank parents and alumni for theirrole in making Curry a great success story inhigher education. Guests were also updatedon the construction progress of the newStudent Center and other College developments.L to R: Dan Cunningham enjoys a conversationwith President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr.L to R: John DeJesu and David Cook speak withChief Development Officer Chris LawsonCURRY STARSSHINE IN L.A.The Office of Institutional Advancement,along with the Office of Admission, hosteda reception in Los Angeles on January 15.This was the first alumni and parent receptiondone in conjunction with the Office ofAdmission and the response was impressive.In attendance were prospective parents andstudents as well as alumni and parents of ourcurrent students. In addition, there was acontingent of our current students who werevisiting the Los Angeles area with ProfessorsBob MacNeil '71 and Jerry Gibbs from theCommunication Department. This is thethird time that these faculty members havetaken this trip with a dozen students tonetwork with Curry alumni who work inthe entertainment industry. The attendingstudents are enrolled in a three credit courseand they are required to write a twelve-pagepaper when they return.The alumni that assisted the students withaccess to studio tours and spoke with studentsregarding their LA experiences wereBob Bouchier '63, Pam Fiore '76, BillRobertson '82, Mark Biase '83, StewartHuey '85, Mike Flaherty '88, Kim Buttlar'91, John Wolk ’92, Jodi Kaplan ’93, PatrickBeck '06, Joe Morabito '06, Kevin Begley'07, and Andrew Graziano '07. A specialthank you goes to Paul Maslansky, a currentparent, for his helpful insight as well.This was a great opportunity for those farfrom campus to network, meet with friends,and hear the latest news from CurryCollege.L to R: Professor Bob MacNeil, '71Patrick Warburton, Professor Jerry GibbsMostafa Agha, Jami Ronzitti, Jorge Gonzales,Kevin Begley, Patrick LeonardThe New York and L.A. receptions provided the opportunity for guests tointeract first hand with fellow members of the Curry community. For moreinformation on how you can get involved, please contact the Office ofAlumni and Parent Relations at alumni@curry.edu, parent@curry.edu or callus at (617) 333- 2121.Carnegie HallPlease visit www.curry.edu/alumni to view the NYC and LA photo galleries.Winter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 29


WONDERING WHAT'S NEW WITH YOUR'65Fred DeMarco '65 recently retired asExecutive Vice President of the Corporationfor Public Broadcasting and hasbeen consulting on public media issuesin a digital world. His wife, Pat, is SeniorVice President for Programming forPBS. They have been enjoying theirchildren and five grandchildren andspending a considerable amount of timeat their beach home on the Marylandshore. Fred would love to hear from oldfriends.Roger Gray '65 was elected to theBoard of Trustees of the Cotuit Libraryin Cotuit, MA. He has been marriedover 45 years and welcomed his secondgrandchild in Milwaukee, WI. He isenjoying retirement on the Cape andvolunteers half days at Cape Cod Hospital.James A. Johnson '65 is a former AssistantAttorney General for the Departmentof Justice, intellectual propertylawyer and trial attorney. He has publishedtwo articles in the New YorkState Bar Journal: "A Primer on MusicLicensing: Thou Shalt Not Steal" and"Personal Images: The Professional Athlete'sRight of Publicity", which was afeatured and lead article. Jim is a memberof the Massachusetts, Michigan,Texas and U.S. Supreme Court Bars.'66John Lawlor '66 is currently clerk/secretary of the Lowell TelecommunicationsCorporation Board of Directorsand treasurer of the Board of Directorsof the Friends of the Lowell SeniorCenter. John is enjoying retirement inhis hometown and volunteers over 20hours a week at the Lowell Senior Centeras an Outreach Advocate. He is anactive alumnus and enjoys followingCurry's achievement and growth.'67Arlene (Rosendorf) Lourie '67 movedto the sunshine state five years ago withhusband, Jim. They enjoy working andplaying. "Our home is like a revolvingdoor with family and friends."'68Mary "Ricki" (Klein) DeRhodes '68has been married for nearly 36 years.She and her husband have lived in Illinoisfor the last 28 years. They have twochildren and identical twin grandsons.Toby (Rosenblatt) Marxuach-Gusciora'68 received a master's degree in EducationalPsychology in 1975 and a master'sdegree in Educational Administrationin 1980, both from NYU. She is aneducator at DWC High School in NewYork. She is also a mediator for theschool, mentors a new special educationteacher and works as a private educationconsultant. Her younger son worksas a private investigator for a small firmin NYC and her older son is in college.'70Sandra Asdourian '70 has been livingin Florida for the last 22 years whileraising two boys now in their 20s whoare members of Gator Nation. Theythen decided to move to beautifulAmelia Island, Florida where she nowworks at the Ritz-Carlton on AmeliaIsland. All are welcome to visit!'72Gordon Goldstein '72 has beenmarried for 32 years and has twin sonswho are working successfully in theNYC metro area. Gordon continues towork in high end men's fabrics andowns his own company.Robert Maxwell '72 has returned towork full time with a former consultingclient, managing ISO and H&Ssystems and programs, as well aslooking after sales and manufacturingactivities for the company. Previously,Robert spent 15 years working inmanagement consulting and enjoyed asemi-retirement during which heworked on his golf game. He writes, "Iam lucky to be young enough to enjoyretirement. Now I can work on fundingmy third age activities."Jeffrey Sonenstein '72 was recentlyappointed as a member of the WaltDisney Earmark Travel Advisory Boardand as Chairman of the Board of theGreater Bristol Chamber of Commerce.'73Richard McDonough '73 is back toteaching after 22 years of working inthe design and home construction business.He is teaching in a vocational settingand finding it very rewarding.Thomas Rollins '73 moved to Yuma,AZ in December 2007 for a job workingas a civilian contractor with theU.S. Marine Corps. He is working withMarine aviation at Marine AviationWeapons and Tactics One (MAWTS-1)at the Marine Corps Air Station inYuma. His youngest son, Greg, graduatedfrom Marine Corps Officer CandidateSchool in August 2008 and will becommissioned a 2nd Lieutenant uponhis graduation from the University ofCalifornia this spring. Mr. Rollins isalso proud to report that his son hasbeen selected to attend flight school andsays of Greg, "He's my hero!"'74Jess Farber '74 writes, "My wife Toniand I just celebrated 20 years in SouthFlorida and after working for top-notchad agencies in Boston. I opened myown ad agency about six months ago.I'm now busier than ever making itgrow. My daughter, Alenna, 28, gotmarried a little over a year ago andrecently moved to New Jersey where sheteaches pre-school. Sara, my youngestdaughter, 24, will be married next Apriland teaches third grade in Coral Springswhere she and her fiancee and my wifeand I live."Nell (McNeil) Keif '74 writes, "Justwanted to say hello to my long agofriends at Curry College. How doestime pass so quickly? My son, Sam graduatedfrom Springfield College thisspring. My daughter, Lauren is a teacherand will receive her master's degree nextJune. My husband and I still live inSandown, NH where I will soon beginmy 30th year of teaching writing andSocial Studies to middle schoolers. Iwould love to hear from my roommate,Joanie! Barbara, are you out there?"Taj Oluwa '74 went on to graduatefrom Boston University Medical Schoolafter leaving Curry. He later returned toNigeria to serve his state, Lagos, for hisgraduate sponsorship. He voluntarilyretired from service to pursue a career inpolitics and won the elective post ofFirst Executive Chairman (Mayor) ofOjo Local Government, one of thelargest local government areas in Lagos.He held his position for four years.'75Sam Savage '75 and his wife, Debbie,just celebrated their 32nd anniversary.'77Kevin Janet '77 recently transferredfrom his position in the Office ofChief Counsel, Transportation SecurityAdministration (TSA) to head theFreedom of Information Act Office withinthe Office of Special Counselor, TSA.Karin "Kari" (Tomlinson) Pizzitola'77, a longtime resident of Scarsdale,NY died on Friday, October 10 after a15-year battle with breast cancer.Beloved by all who knew her, Kari wasknown for her generosity of spirit, herwarm and radiant smile, and her upbeatpersonality, refusing to be defined byher long struggle with illness but ratherwilling herself to live with passion,energy and purpose.She is survived by her husband andCurry alumnus Gregory Pizzitola '78.Her two sons, Brian and Mike, recentgraduates of Scarsdale High School(SHS '03 and SHS '06), were the centerpieceof her life, and during theirschool years she became an active PTAmember as well as co-president of theSHS Maroon & White, the parentbooster organization for high schoolathletics. She also ran a gift and jewelrybusiness from her home.“The Scarsdale village became herextended family,” said Kari’s longtimefriend, Laurie Brickman '77. "She feltso comfortable here in every way. Herpassions for gardening, exercising andenjoying friends were right in her ownback yard. Her ideal day was a longwalk, gardening, and sitting by herpond."Memorial services were held at SaintIgnatius Loyola Church in New YorkCity, where hundreds of people from allgenerations came to pay their respectsto someone whom each considered tohave been a special friend.'79Patty (Curto) Netto '79 is employedby Rockland Public Schools as a specialneeds teacher in a self-contained classroom.She was honored with a PlymouthCounty Teacher AppreciationAward this year. A daughter, Mimi, is agraduate of Umass Amherst where shemajored in Japanese. Mimi is leavingfor Tokyo this month for an intensiveJapanese course. Her other daughter,Nicole, just completed her first year atBoston Baptist College. Her husbandhas two years (and counting) until hisretirement.Diane (Looney) Ray '79 has fourchildren: Brendan, 24; Colleen, 21;Katie, 19; and Kerry, 14. She hasworked in early education and volunteeredin her school system through theyears.30 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


CLASSMATES?R E A D O N …'80John Feeney '80 went on to receive hisMFA from NYU. He is married withtwin boys and currently teaches orchestraclasses at LaVilla School of the Artsin Jacksonville, FL.'81Bob Diotalevi '81 and his wife, Janet,recently celebrated their 20th weddinganniversary. Bob is Program Coordinatorof Legal Studies at Florida GulfCoast University in Fort Myers, Florida.Bob is a member of the Massachusettsand Florida bars. They have one son,Michael, age seven.Bob (Rupert) Long '81, host of MotorTrend Radio on Talk Radio Network/SiriusXM and of Auto WorldRadio on the National Radio Network,recently received the Best of Radioaward at the International AutomotiveMedia Awards at the Automotive Hallof Fame in Dearborn, MI. In additionto the division's top honor, Long alsoreceived five other broadcasting awards.This is the third year in a row that Longhas received the Best in Radio award.He has received a total of 23 broadcastingawards throughout his career, whichhas spanned music, sports and talkradio since graduation. On top of thisprofessional success, Long will be celebratinghis second wedding anniversarywith his wife, Sharon.Maureen (Cutting) Neff '81 marriedBob Neff in 1999. They live in McLean,VA just outside Washington, DC.'83Laura (Seablom) Macomber '83writes, "I have two children, my sonColeman (17 1/2) and my daughterCara (16). I have been married for 19years and I currently work in the DaySurgery Department at Morton Hospitalin Taunton, MA. where I have beenemployed for 27 years. I am working onmy master's degree at UMass Dartmouthand will be done with that in2010. I also do some clinical teachingwith the sophomore students fromUMass."'84Carrie (Isaacs) Costa '84 and herhusband, Joe, will celebrate their 20thwedding anniversary in September2008. She is active in fundraising eventsand school functions for her two daughters,Rebecca, 15 and Hannah, 12.'85Edith (Ambrose) Clarke '85 andKieran Clarke '84 are married withfour children. They have settled in FairfieldCounty, CT after living in NewYork, Los Angeles, Sacramento andPortland, OR.N. Rita (Lazzaro) Reali '85 writes, "Iam the Lead Content Writer for NewHaven, CT based SEOMatrix, LLC. Ispend my days writing web pages, pressreleases, articles... and even Wikipediaentries for some 70 client companies. Iam also responsible for a variety ofinternal writing projects, as well as overseeingour small but growing stable ofcontract writers. I've also just finishedwriting my second novel, "Diagnosis:Love" and am about to begin theprocess of shopping it out to prospectiveliterary agents."'86David Carpenter '86 recently remarriedand resides in Pennsylvania withhis wife, Heidi, and their daughter, Brianna.In August 2008, he celebrated 20years in the real estate industry.Paul Moran '86 and Bonnie (Biedermann)Moran '86 have been busy withtheir three daughters, Hollis, 18; Hope,13; and Haven, 4. They are proud toannounce that their eldest is in her firstyear at Curry majoring in Communication.They hope she will have the samefun, positive experience they had.Jeffrey Phelan '86 has five children:Jeffrey, 15; Tiffany, 14; Giorgianna, 10;Elaina, 3; and Gabrielle, 2.'87Miriam Buttrick '87 remarried onAugust 9, 2007 on Nantucket. She nowhas three stepsons, ages 14, 12, and 10,in addition to her own children, Anthony,16; Sarah, 12; and Margaux, 9. Sheand her husband, John, recently movedto Hingham.'88Jennifer (Leonard) Hahn '88 is livingin a log cabin on a lake in New Jerseywith her husband and three children."I have evolved into an artist usingvarious mediums."'89Jeffrey Rosenberg '89 runs a successfulbroadcast engineering consultancy. Hewould like to reconnect with oldfriends, as well as network with past andcurrent students.'91Jill Cummings '91 and her husbandjust adopted their first child fromShanxi Province, China. Shayla Yu PingNicholson was born July 15, 2005 andjoined her family on February 25,2008.Robin Michael '91 has worked primarilyin software sales since graduatingfrom Curry. Robin relocated to Floridawith her company in 2006 and is enjoyingliving there. She would love to hearfrom old friends.'92Sandra (Wallace) Amoroso '92 writes,"I am currently a first grade teacher inRocky Hill, CT. I reside in nearbyWethersfield with my husband, Brian,and our eight year old daughter,Jillian."Mary (Campbell) Tharp '92 and herhusband, Jade, live in Buford, Georgiawith their two children Bailey, 8 andBradey, 6.Sarah Erlandson '92 recently acceptedan offer to work as the solo paralegal forNOVA. For more than 30 years, NOVAhas brought authoritative, innovative anentertaining science documentaries totelevision and is the most watcheddocumentary series on PBS.Terrie Hayward '92 and her husband ,Mark, have recently purchased the PalmettoGuesthouse on the Caribbeanisland of Culebra off of Puerto Rico.Terrie is also active with educationalprojects in the schools, including workingin conjunction with the AnimalWelfare of Culebra (humane society)and the local elementary school.Eric Gustafson '92 and his wife, Alison,live in Newburyport with theirchildren Liam, Hanna and Olivia. Hecurrently works for Zoll Medical as aproduct and clinical research managerfor Advanced Life Support Defibrillation.He would love to touch base withold friends.Michelle (Rimkie) Nordstrom '92and her husband, Marc, welcomed theirfifth child, Quintin Joseph, on January24, 2008. They now have four sons andone daughter. Michelle currently worksas a post partum nurse at The Hospitalof Central Connecticut.Joseph Vasta '92 has been working inthe transportation field after eight yearsin Ukraine with the Peace Corps. He isactive in his community through hiswork with the Rhode Island Food Bankand Rhode Island Blood Center andblogs frequently on his MySpace andFacebook pages.'93Kerry Lachmann '93 recently left herjob as Traffic Manager at Rhode IslandMonthly Magazine after almost 14years and has taken a job at Brown University,working at the Brown AlumniMagazine. She is enjoying being in acollege atmosphere again and is livingin Providence.'94Ashley (Blankstein) Delaney '94writes, "We live in Glenview, IL withmy husband (Tad Delaney) of nineyears. We have two children (Griffinage 4 and Brendan age 2) whom we arevery blessed to have in our lives as it wasa long road to becoming parents. Myfather, Stuart Blankstein, passed awaysuddenly in September 2007. He andI were very close and he is missed terriblyby all. I am still best friends withStephanie George (Cohen) from Curryand we see each other a few times a yearbut talk almost daily."Karin (Silk) Eddy '94 writes, "Scottand I welcomed our son, Declan, inMarch 2008 and we came across someCurry students while delivering atBrigham and Women's. Declan is growingfast and begun attending CECC inSeptember. This fall also marked mysixth year teaching the ASL courses atCurry. I have enjoyed being in the classroomand look forward to another successfulyear!"Shawna Hough-Pacheco '94 went onto get a master's degree in educationafter leaving Curry. She is teaching 3 to5-year-olds with special needs andteaching the extended day program forchildren with Autism in Issaquah, WA.She is married and has three sons.Robert Lubas '94 works as police officein Salem, MA. He and wife, Sharyn,welcome their daughter, Emelia Ann,on August 19, 2008. Robert writes, "Ihave no idea why we waited so long tohave her. I love being a father!"Jill Pearlstein '94 passed the NationalCertification Exam in Inpatient Obstetricsto become certified in her specialty.CLASS NOTESWinter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 31


She works with fellow Curry alumniNicole (Whynoy) McNeil '93, Mary(Barry) Trabulisi '93, and Pamela(Yetman) Simpson '84 at the BirthingUnit at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.Jeff Yourtz '94 has been married towife, Kathy, for eight years and has twochildren, Madison age 6 and Ethanage 3. They have two dogs, Gable andSherriff. Jeff has been at the JewishCommunity Center of Denver since2006 and is currently the OperationsManager.'95Kristina Beck-Tivnan '95 writes,"We've been blessed with keeping ourCurry friends for over 13 years. Ourfamily visits with Pam and Chach, Julie(Smith) Lightbody, Jeffrey Rogers andMichael and Karen Accomando severaltimes yearly."Jennifer Dondero '95 has been workingfor the past three years as a truantofficer for Quincy Public Schools andloves her job. Her daughters, Madisonand Courtney, will be six- and fiveyears-oldthis summer, respectively.Jeff Manning '95 writes, "I will beginmy 10th year teaching at Grafton MiddleSchool in Grafton, MA. I live inMarlboro with my wife, Deb, and son,Benjamin, who was born on April 27,2008. I finished my master's degree atWorcester State and was on the parquetfloor of Game 6 of the NBA Finals athalftime. I am also on the ChampionshipDVD, Game 1 of the Lakerseries in the green and white wig. MyCeltics are NBA Champions and lifecan't get better. I am looking forward tovisiting Curry with friends soon. Myrecent induction into the Curry Hall ofFame was an honor. Go Celtics!"Michael Peck '95 just joined the CommunityRestorative Board as a probationofficer with Fulton County JuvenileCourt in Atlanta. He and hiswife of 11 years live in Atlanta andenjoy their two sons, Brandon Jr., 9 andBraxton-George, 2.Christine (Duggan) Sanborn '95moved to Maine one year ago. She isready to go back to work after beinghome with her family and is currentlyseeking employment. Her husband,Preston, works for SBE Technologies asa Systems Engineer and has found it tobe a fruitful experience.Eileen (Schechter) Tannebaum '95and Dan Tannebaum '94 recentlycelebrated their ninth wedding anniversary.Their daughter, Jessica Sky, juststarted school and will turn three-yearsoldin February. Dan just accepted a jobas Senior Accountant at Provident Bankand Eileen is in her tenth year of teaching.'96Julie Ann (Jimenez) Boyle '96 and herhusband, Michael, welcomed theirnewest addition. Garret Patrick Boylewas born on March 25, 2008 at 8 lbs.14 oz. He joins his big brother, MichaelPatrick Boyle II.Autumn Bunche '96 and her fiancé,Paul, became engaged after he proposedon the Charles Bridge in Prague. Theyare planning a wedding for August2009. Autumn retains her position asVice Principal of a special needs schoolin England and enjoys her work. Shelooks forward to catching up withCurry friends at her wedding.Barbara Eaton '96 and HowardPasternak '96 were married onSeptember 27, 2008 in Las Vegas. Theywere reunited at their ten year Curryreunion in 2006. Barbara works in theICU at the National Institute of Healthand is enrolled in the Nurse Practitionerprogram at the University of Maryland.Howard is a partner in a retirementand financial planning firm.Karen (Callaghan) Nee '96 and herhusband welcome a baby boy,Callaghan Dunne, on December 12,2007. The family resides in Pembroke,MA.Sandra (Ahern) Reier '96 marriedhusband, Christopher, on October 4,2008. The wedding took place atSt. Ann's Church in Staten Island,followed by a reception at the CanoeBrook Country Club in Summit, NJ.In attendance were Kristen Heffernan'94, MaryAnn (Flammia) Medur '96,and Katie Thornton, who also attendedCurry College. Sandra works as ateacher in NYC and her husband is afire inspector. The couple honeymoonedin Rivera Maya and continueto reside in NYC.Joel Simon '96 writes, "My wife,Ruthie, and I welcomed our secondchild, Avery Lou Simon, into the worldon June 24, 2008. He was preceded bybig sister, Hattie Pearl Simon, on March23, 2006. I'm still working as a funeraldirector at Riverside Memorial Chapelin New York, NY and living in Fort Lee,NJ. Ruthie is Director of StudentServices at Yeshiva Chovevei Torah, aModern Orthodox Rabbinical Schoolin New York, NY."'97Agnelo DePina '97, a.k.a. LTC(Lightening the Cape Verdean), wroteand produced his first hip-hop album,My Turn to Shine, which was releasedon the independent label 7CIS inNovember 2008. Agnelo has internedand worked as a DJ for several localradio stations and spun in dance clubsfor more than 15 years. He also holds amaster’s degree in Internet Communicationsfrom Suffolk University.Lisa (Danziger) Metz '97 and husbandJason '94 had a beautiful baby boy,David Henry, born on April 1, 2008.He weighed 8 lbs, 10 oz and was 21inches long. Jason and Lisa are veryproud and happy parents.Calandra Parsons '97 is living near thebeach in Long Beach, CA and workingfor JPMorgan Chase as an AccountExecutive. She writes, "I don't missthose East Coast winters!"Tobey (Renna) Santamaria '97 and herhusband Albert, a Stonehill Graduate,are the proud parents of three beautifullittle girls; Emily Eleanor, Katie Madeline,and Carolyn Lea. They also adoretheir baby boy, labrador retriever, Cole!Mary (Vo) Torello '97 was married in2000 and welcomed twins, Jack andSophia, in 2005.'98Teresa (Cristiani) Altavesta '98 andJason Altavesta were wed on June 2,2006 and welcomed their daughter,Josephine Cristiana Altavesta, on June5, 2008. Teresa, Jason and Josephine areresiding in Quincy.Jaime Friske '98 is engaged to StephenChase, as chef and restaurant ownerin Worcester. Her daughter, Devyn,who turned three-years-old at the endof 2008.Erin Foley '98 graduated from SyracuseUniversity in 1999 with a BSNand worked for eight years as a criticalcare RN. She is currently attendingWolford College of Nurse Anesthesia inNaples, FL, working on toward a master'sdegree in Nurse Anesthesia.KeriAnn (Hinchey) Judge '98 writes,"After 10 years in the industry, I startedmy own consulting firm - KHJ Associates.I specialize in quality assurancestrategies, performance improvementmodels and organizational change management,primarily in health care, andprovide consultant services for agenciesand organizations on a local, regionaland national level. I have been invitedto serve as expert faculty on a nationalinitiative for the Bureau of PrimaryHealth Care (BPHC) and the HealthResources and Services Administration(HRSA) and am a recipient of the''Strathmore Who's Who'' Award."Deanna Kovalski '98 continues towork at Massachusetts General Hospitalas an RN-Clinical Scholar on theCardiac Intervention Unit. After marryingin 2000, she and her husbandwelcomed their first son, Bobby, in2003. In 2007, they welcomed twins,Aiden and Jack.Jason Morin '98 has recently moved toHilton Head Island in South Carolinaand is working as the Director of ResidentialLife for Hank Haney InternationalJunior Golf Academy.Sara (MacGregor) Murphy '98 andher husband, Steve, married in 2004and welcomed a baby girl, Hailey Elizabeth,in October 2007.Lea Pristley '98 will be moving back toMassachusetts after more than fouryears in Southern California. She willreturn with her younger son, Steven,and his wife, Jennifer. She looks forwardto seeing all her friends and familyagain, as well as more frequent visitswith her older son, CJ.'99Michael Amaral-Sweeney '99, '04 isgraduating from the University ofRhode Island with a master's degree inpsychiatric mental health (clinical nursespecialist). This is Michael's secondmaster's degree. His practice in Bourne,MA continues to grow. He and his partner,Steven, continue to foster parentand enjoy their own children andgranddaughter. He will be starting hisPh.D. in nursing at URI this winter.Andrea Aronson '99 and her fiancé,Sean, got engaged in Rockefeller Centerin December 2007. They recently purchaseda home in Hyde Park. Andrea isin the Nurse Practioneer program atUMass and works as an RN at MGH.Her fiancé is a Boston firefighter. Theyare planning a May 2009 wedding.32 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


Bryan Dunphy-Culp '99 recentlymoved to Pennsylvania after his wife,former Curry staffer Alicia Dunphy-Culp, accepted a position at VillanovaUniversity. They now live just outsidePhiladelphia with their daughter, Molly.Sean Murphy '99 returned to completehis military career after working as agovernment contractor at HanscomAFB and serving in the Army Reservesat the Defense Intelligence Agency inWashington DC. He has returned toactive duty with the US Army as a MilitaryIntelligence All Source Analystand is currently stationed in Grafenwoehr,Germany. As a leader of youngsoldiers, he takes great pride in the educationhe received at Curry and encourageshis soldiers to strive to attain ahigher education as well.Greg Tomasello '99 married his wife,Allyson, in 2003. They have two children;a daughter, Julianna, born inDecember 2005 and a son, Nicholas,born in February 2008. Greg went backto school to focus on culinary arts aftergraduating from Curry. He is currentlyliving in North Carolina and workingas the Banquet Sous Chef at the WestinCharlotte. He also owns a fledglingcatering company.Frank Golbig '99 is living and workingas a special education teacher inQueens, NY. He will marry ChristineViola in May 2009.Tara Kelleher '99 was recently acceptedto the MBTA Police Academy, whichbegan in October 2008. She recentlybecame engaged to Jarlath Waters ofDublin, Ireland and is planning a September2009 wedding. They currentlylive in Quincy with their puppy, Andy.Catherine Burnett Swendsboe '99went on to Cambridge College for amaster’s degree in management aftergraduating from Curry's ContinuingEducation program. In 2005, after 15years working full-time for UPS,Catherine took early retirement. Shenow happily works for herself as amobile notary and justice of the peace.Both of her children now live inCalifornia, with her daughter residingin L.A. and her son in Berkeley.'00Julisa Burgos '00 currently works atChildren's Hospital of Boston on theircardiac step down unit. She works as aLevel II nurse and teaches classes for thehospital that range from telemetryinterpretation to management of transplantpatients. She has represented thehospital at conferences in Spain andSwitzerland and has been working onresearch on Shones Syndrome, which isnot often written about. She serves apreceptor for new nurses and has relaunchedthe mentor program on herunit. She would love to reconnect withclassmates via Facebook or MySpace.Melissa (Siddell) Heitor '00 works asan operating room nurse with a focuson cardiac and trauma surgery. She hasfour wonderful children, ages seven, six,four and seven months.Brooke Link '00 is engaged to GreggWeisberg. They live in Roslyn, NY andplan to marry on October 17, 2009.Matthew Montuori '00 was married in2001 and welcomed his first son, Caleb,in 2004. In June 2008, he welcomed hissecond son, Jacob. The family lives inMiddleboro. Matthew writes, "To the9HN, I'll see you soon."Shaundre (Guarino) Rose '00 marriedfellow Curry alum Richard Rose '99 in2002 and has had three beautiful girls -Paityn Kathleen in May of 2004, RileyHunter in October of 2006 and CamrynLaura in September of 2007. Everyoneis happy and healthy and living inBillerica, MA.Emily (Johnson) Rotondo '00 wasmarried June 28 to Richard Rotondo inBarrington, RI. Attendees includedCurry Alumni Becky Roberts '01,Amy Morris '01, Bride Emily (Johnson)Rotondo '00, Lisa Volovick '00and Jill Haas '01.Brett Joseph '00 married his longtimefiancée, Xueping Tao, on January 5,2008 at Independence Harbor inAssonet, MA. A Disney World honeymoonis planned. Brett has worked foreight years at the Quincy Registry ofMotor Vehicles branch in their Drivers'Licensing Division.Nicole Miller '00 and her husband,Sam, have been married for four yearsand have two sons: Three-year-oldLance and Justin, seven months. Theyare adopting a daughter from China,who they hope will join their familywithin two years.Lisa (Najarian) Salmon '00 marriedhusband, Michael, in 2005 and welcomeda beautiful baby boy, MichaelAnthony Jr. on May 16, 2008. Thefamily currently lives in Belmont, MA.'01Jeffrey Arleque '01 was commissionedas a 2nd LT in the Massachusetts ArmyNational Guard after graduating withMilitary Distinction from Boston University'sROTC Program. Since leavingCurry, he graduated from the ArmyAirborne School, the Army Officers'Course, Army Ranger School, and theCaptains' Career Course. Over the pastseven years, he has been deployed toBarnes, AFB, to New Orleans after hurricaneKatrina, and just recentlyreturned from a tour of duty in Iraq.Cpt. Arleque was awarded the BronzeStar for Service as a result of his performanceas the Executive Officer forDelta Co. of the 181st IN. For the pastthree years, in his civilian life, Jeff hasbeen a police officer in Andover, MA.He is currently working on his master'sdegree in Criminal Justice at AnnaMaria College in Paxton, MA.Angela (Lawson) Barnes '01 and herhusband, Artie, welcomed their daughter,Caroline Louise, on August 25,2008.Kenia Chalas '01 was married onAugust 31, 2008 to Major AntonioBrooklen. The wedding was in Miami,where Kenia has lived since 2003. Shewrites, "I am so excited to begin thisnew chapter of my life with my husbandand wanted to say hello to myfriends and former classmates at Curry."Jennifer (Desjardins) Forte '01 andhusband, Michael, welcomed their firstchild, Julia Mary, into the world onJune 12, 2008. She was 6 lbs. 13 oz.and 20 inches long.Nicole (Pelusi) Hajj '01 and RonaldHajj '01 welcomed their daughter,Addison Layla, on January 13, 2008 at8:10 p.m. She was 6 lbs., 10 oz.'02Nicole Bello '02 has a five-year-olddaughter, Italya, and works as an investmentanalyst. She is also the head cheerleadingcoach at Curry and will beentering the College's MBA program infall 2009.Rebecca Dunlap '02 writes, "Last fall Imoved to Connecticut and started anew teaching job which I am enjoying.I am also engaged to a wonderful mannamed Mike Agnese. Our lives are prettybusy but we are very happy!"Kimberly McRae '02 was recentlyengaged to her boyfriend Mark Herzig.They have set a date for September 5,2009 at Castleton in Windham, NH.They live in a condo in Brighton withtheir puppy Milo. She has been workingat Eastern Bank since March of2006 in Human Resources as their HRAnalyst and says, "I love it."Shirley (Garcia) Pemberton '02, '08has been married for two years to collegebaksetball star Earl Pemberton'00. They have two handsome boys,Earl Jr. and Antonio. They bought theirhome two years ago and have beenenjoying their family.Amanda (Feldman) Skiba '02 hasbeen married for four years and has a10-month-old son named Jason. Thefamily lives in Forest Hills, NY. Amandaworked as a first grade teacher beforebecoming a stay at home mom toJason.Ryan Wood '02 married Keri (Bauman)Wood on March 22, 2008 at theRadisson Inn Nashua, NH. Groomsmenincluded Jay Boyle '02 and JoeSavioli '02. Other Curry alumni inattendance included Sean Whalen '01,Michael Giordano '01, AllisonGodlewski '02, Nicole (Pennini) Ferrara'02, Justin Delvecchio, '01, MikeFerrara '02, and Jeff Lang '02.'03Donnie Furcillo '03 and HeatherFurcillo welcomed their healthy babyboy Maxsim James Furcillo on July 25,2008 at 12:02 am.Danielle Landry '03 recently becameengaged to Michael Cobb. The weddingis planned for September 2009.Danielle has been working as a RN forfive years in Providence, RI recentlyposted to the Pediatric ICU.Jennifer MacKenzie '03 writes, "Myfiancé Mike and I just bought our firsthome in Bridgewater. The weddingplans are coming together, for October3, 2009!Amber Mann '03 recently moved toSilicon Valley to purse a career in theWeb 2.0 business. She took a positionworking with the Vice President ofOperations at eBay, Inc. She is currentlyliving just outside San Jose and looksforward to new adventures on the WestCoast.CLASS NOTESWinter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 33


Mindy Paige '03 and Jason Grinacoffrecently became engaged. A wedding isplanned for the summer of 2009.Charlie Roberts '03 is living in Springfield,MA and working in Natick atOvations for the Cure as the DevelopmentCoordinator.Patrick Spera '03 and Lawrel Strauch'03 were married in September 2008and honeymooned in Italy. The couplecontinues to live on Nantucket.Kelly Wright '03 and Jason Feldman'03 have recently become engaged. ASummer 2009 wedding in Long Islandis planned. They both currently workfor AIG in downtown Manhattan andreside in Hoboken, NJ.'04Dan Allar '04 and Jeanmarie Conrad'04 were recently engaged. Dan currentlyworks for the Department ofYouth Services as a group worker. Jeanmariejust completed her master'sdegree in Early Childhood Educationand currently works as a KindergartenReading Specialist.Lisa Bello '04 received her master'sdegree in special education in the springof 2008. She is now pursuing a career inmusic, performing all over the EastCoast. She was nominated for a 2008Boston Music Award for Female Vocalistof the Year and has an album due outthis summer.Andrew Bonica '04 married fellowCurry attendee Brandi Lawrence onSeptember 13, 2008 on Cape Cod. Thecouple now lives in Quincy.Kevin Conroy '04 writes, "I justmoved back to Washington DC afterworking in New Hampshire, where Iwas working on a presidential primarycampaign. If anyone is in DC or lookingto get into government/politicalwork please contact me."Zachery Hilliard '04 has been workingas a District Sales Manager for EmpireMerchants LLC since April 2008. He isresponsible for six sales associates andtheir territories. He currently workswith the Barcardi USA portfolio, as wellas Brown Forman and Remy CointreauUSA portfolios.Katie McMakin '04 writes, "I justreceived my master's degree in Education(Counselors Education: MentalHealth and School Adjustment Counseling)from Bridgewater State Collegeon May 14, 2008. I am currently workingat South Bay Mental Health inPlymouth as a Staff Therapist doingcommunity based therapy in the homesof my clients who range from age threeto adult."Kristen (Conkey) Stanton '04 marriedMark Stanton in September 2008 onCape Cod. Angela Cordero '03 andTeresa Constante '04 were part of thebridal party. After a wonderful two weekhoneymoon in Grand Cayman the couplenow resides in Hingham, MA.Pamela (Magill) Underwood '04 marriedPeter Underwood on October 14,2007 at the Harding Allen Estate inBarre, MA. Fellow Curry alums RonaldRamos '04 and Kevin Lebreton '05were in attendance.Scott Rosenberg '04 graduated withhonors from the New England Schoolof Law and was admitted to the MassachusettsBar. He is presently pursuing aLL.M. in tax law at Boston UniversitySchool of Law.Katie (Kopplin) Walsh '04 and hernew husband Michael Walsh, were marriedJuly 13, 2008 and live in Mahwah,NJ. They honeymooned in Hawaii.Classmates in attendance were: JayOakley'04, JD Plato '04, Lisa Irving'04, Ryan Walsh '04, KatherineGomez '04, Matt Newman '04, DeidreLeonard '04, Michael Arienti '05,Melissa Lewis '05, Rose Kay '05, RoryForde '06, and Dennis Fedor '06.Jennifer Ward '04 is the newly hiredAssistant Director of Special Programsat Pine Manor College in ChestnutHill. She supports Career Services andthe Center for Inclusive Leadership andSocial Responsibility. She earned herMaster of Social Work degree fromBoston College in May 2007.Heather Wilson '04 and JamieMcCready '04 recently becameengaged. Heather left her job as a televisionnews anchor to move back toBoston and work as a publicist withRegan Communications. Jamie continuesto see great success with his graphicdesign and screen printing business, JMGraphix, in Quincy, MA. The couplepurchased a home on the South Shorelast summer and they are planning a2009 wedding.Karley Winston '04 and BrianBatalon '05 became engaged in March2008. Their wedding will be in April2009 in Rhode Island. Karley works atUniversal Technical Institute in Norwood,MA as a counselor and Brianworks as a Sr. Claims Representative atLiberty Mutual in Weston, MA. Theycurrently reside in Foxboro, MA.'05Christopher Annese '05 is the presidentand founder of CURL FILMS, amulti-media production companyfounded in March 2007. They producetelevision commercials, infomercialsand sports highlight videos. He recentlyreceived two Hometown VideoAwards for his work on the 2007 UnionCounty Musicfest. Curl Films alsorecently won Videomaker Magazine'sBest Commercial/PSA for our KryptoniteCustom Works commercial, intheir 2008 short video contest.Catherine Cheng '05 writes, "Alongwith starting my MBA in the fall atBentley, I have changed to a whole newprofessional direction! Since April,I have joined the Statewide RapidResponse Team for Massachusetts. Thisteam is designed to respond to majorlayoffs and plant closings by coordinatingservices and providing immediateaid to affected companies and theirworkers. In addition, I am a PT technologyconsultant for Mclean Hospital.Brian and I are really looking forward tomore whitewater kayaking, sailing,climbing, and hiking this summer!"Catherine and Brian have announcedtheir engagement and plan to marry onSeptember 6, 2009.Kerri Coyne '05 has received a promotionand is now the Office Manager forthe Legal Department of the StateTreasury.Lindsey Crowell '05 is a nanny for twochildren with disabilities. She writes, "Ihope everyone from that Class of 2005is doing well."Nicole (Sivilich) Procko '05 marriedhusband Tyler on July 12, 2008 at St.Patrick's Stone Church. After graduating,Nicole started working for District75, NYC Board of Education as a specialeducation teacher for students withemotional disturbances in the SouthBronx and received her master's degreefrom Fordham University. Nicole andTyler recently purchased a two bedroomco-op in Pelham Bay, the Bronx.Christopher Roberson '05 has happilyre-entered the journalism field as a correspondentfor the Wakefield Observer.He has been writing for them since February2008 covering the school committeeand police news.Aaron Rosenweig '05 just bought acondo in Brighton and is still employedwith Cambridge Brands.Sheika "Shay" Target '05 DonaldEdmond '06 became engaged onChristmas Eve 2007. Shay completedher Master of Education degree fromBoston University in December 2007and just accepted a position with theMass. Department of Education inMalden. Donald works for State StreetFinancial in Downtown Boston. Shaywrites, "We are really excited about allthe changes in our lives and are lookingforward to the future!"Trisha Thompson '05 writes,"I recently moved to Canton, about15 minutes from Curry. As soonas the accreditation was grantedfor the master's degree programin Nursing as Clinical Nurse Leader, Isent my application. I've tried otherschools, but it is a welcome home toCurry College." Trisha was among thefirst accepted to the program that beganin September 2008.'06Lauren Elizabeth Johnson '06 passedaway on December 4, 2008. She courageouslyfought for 15 years while gracefullyliving her life. Lauren will existforever in the hearts of her survivingfamily, which includes her beloveduncle, Communication ProfessorGeorge Wharton.Lauren was born in Charlottesville, Virginia.She held degrees from CarolinaDay School and Duke University inaddition to Curry College. She was aregistered nurse who enjoyed caring forher patients at both UVA and WakeMed Hospitals. Her inquisitive nature,strength of character, elegance, andquick wit brought delight to all whomet her. Her smile can never be forgotten,and she will be remembered byeveryone who met her.Maggie King '06 writes, "I was fortunateenough to be a contestant on thefifth season on NBC’s hit show "TheBiggest Loser"! I've lost 70 pounds andhave gained a new lease on life. I'vebecome a thinner, healthier, happier34 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


form of myself and am excited aboutfuture opportunities that may come myway. I’ve recently moved to Brookline,MA where I am studying to become acertified personal trainer."Christina Mello '06 is engaged to herhigh school sweetheart, Steve. Theycurrently live in Marshfield with theirtwo cats.Cassie (Bergoli) McGlynn '06 justchanged jobs and currently works for asocial service organization that dedicatesits work to ending domestic violence.She is a newlywed and planningto grow her family within the next fewyears.Joseph Morabito '06 moved to L.A. inJanuary 2008 to become a member ofthe NBC Page Program. He writes,"This is a dream come true! Manythanks to Jerry Gibbs and Tom Patino."Katie (Sweeney) Bailey '06 has beenworking at Milton Hospital as a RNsince graduating from Curry. In January2008, she joined the Intensive CareUnit and has learned a great deal there.In July 2008, she married her highschool sweetheart, Sean, and the couplehoneymooned in Punta Cana. Thewedding party included fellow Curryalums Jillian Murray '05, Kerri Coyne'05, Jennifer (St. Marie) St. Gelias '05and Kaitlin (Tilley) Frederico '05.'07Kerri Abate '07 is currently workingpart time at Gillette Stadium for a privatecompany called Team Ops Security.She is one of over 1,000 employeeswhose job is to assist patrons duringevents hosted at the stadium. She continuesto look for a full time job utilizingher criminal justice degree. Kerricontinues her martial arts training andwill soon test for her brown belt. Shealso continues to search for employmentin her field of study and hopes tofind a position at a prison or policestation.Jason Altavesta '07 and Teresa (Cristiani)Altavesta '98 were married inJune 2006 and reside in Quincy, MA.They welcomed their first daughter,Josephine Cristiana Altavesta, on June5, 2006.Dan Dufour '07 has worked for theDepartment of Homeland Security as aborder patrol agent since August 2007.He currently patrols the border inNogales, AZ.Joseph Heine '07 is currently employedin the Emergency Department at SignatureHealth/Brockton Hospital as a RegisteredNurse.Jessica Kheary '07 and JonathanDwyer '07 were recently engaged andare planning a September 2009 weddingon Martha's Vineyard.Sara Letourneau '07 underwent thyroidsurgery in December 2007 andspent over a year doing contract work inthe Corporate Communications officeat Covidien. Sara now works for TheShaw Group as a Technical PublicationsSpecialist II. Her duties there includehelping engineers write, edit and formata large variety of documents that will besent to their clients. She is also a freelancemusic critic for Sonic Cathedral,an online music store that specializes infemale fronted rock bands.Gregory Martinez '07 is now workingas a direct care counselor for LongviewFarm, which is under the umbrella ofThe Home for Little Wanderers. He isalso working as a security officer for Verizonvia Securitas USA.'08Yaniv Havusha '08 works in Connecticutas a Residence Hall Director at aprivate institution serving 900 students.CLASS NOTESSend us your news and photos!Address change, class notes, engagements, wedding announcements, and in memoriam listings are compiled frommany sources including alumni reports and news clips. If you wish to get in touch with alumni or family members,please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations by email alumni@curry.edu or by phone at(617) 333-2121, or fax to (617) 333-2293.Name_______________________________________________________________________________________Address______________________________________________________________________________________City/State__________________________________________________Zip__________E-mail__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Winter 2009 / Curry College Magazine 35


EngagementsAlumniJason Ouellette '99 & Elise ShermanDouglas Tupay '99 & Victoria FirkeyBrett Joseph '00 & Xueping TaoBrooke Link '00 & Gregg WeisbergElizabeth Ann Middleton '02 &David Brian GellermanAmber Hunt '01 & Bill AhearnKimbell Stanwood '02 & Jessica VinsonKimberly McRae '02 & Mark HerzigMindy Paige '03 & Jasaon GrinacoffKelly Wright '03 & Jason Feldman '03Danielle Landry '03 & Michael Cobb, Jr.Alan Bartolini '04 & Jacqueline DuboisKristen Conkey '04 & Mark StantonJeanmarie Conrad '04 & Dan Allar '04Edward Pokornicki '04 & Lauren DeAngelisHeather Wilson '04 & Jamie McCready '04Karley Winston '04 & Brian Batalon '05Erin Wiater '05 & Brandan KinnasShay Target '05 & Donald Edmond '06Andrew Joseph Amara '06 &Laurie Elizabeth ThistleMarilyn Conlon '06 & Christopher SmithJianine Teresa Esposito '06 &Steven James MartinBrian MacKenzie '06 & Tina TomaszczukChristopher Benjamin '07 &Lynn Marie StangerJessica Kheary '07 & Jonathan Dwyer '07Cortney Shwartz '07 & Eric GreeneChristian Caswell '08 & Margaret AndersonLindsay E. Fisher '08 & Stephen P. MookStudentsTimothy Charland & Christine AnctilMarilyn K. Conon & Christopher D.SmithKristine Donohue & Timothy BrownSamantha K. Garrell & Eric M. NadolnyErika Faye Getchell & Joshua J. GreerRebecca Horgan & Brandon EsipMicah Jackson & Jeffrey SmallKaitlyn Steller & Tommy HoweMelissa Jill Tonole & Jason BoneyWeddingsMaureen Cutting '81 & Bob NeffBarbara Eaton '96 & Howard Pasternak '96Sandra Ahern '96 & Christopher ReierTeresa Cristiani '98 & Jason Altavista '07James Curtin '98 & Pamela DriscollDavid DeSanctis '97 & Christina SquireGarth O’Leary '97 & Kate RileyEmily Johnson '00 & Richard RotondoCourtney Palmer Blount '01 &Sean Edward Charles HamiltonKenia Chalas '01 & Antonia BrooklenRebecca Ann Dunlap '02 &Michael Alexander AgneseLawrel Strauch '03 & Patrick Spera '03Andrew Bonica '04 & Brandi LawrenceChapin T. Kennett '04 & Kristin L. JohnsonKatie Kopplin '04 & Michael WalshPamela Magill '04 & Peter UnderwoodRaphael D. Zammit '04 & Jamie L. DecotisNicole Silivich '05 & Tyler ProckoKatie Sweeney '06 & Sean BaileyIn MemoriamRemembering Roger Allan Bump '52On June 30, 2008, the Curry College communitylost a legendary broadcaster, dedicatedteacher and true friend. Roger Allan Bumpserved as a faculty member in our Communicationdepartment from 1960 to 1993. Over thecourse of those 33 years, Roger touched the livesof many students and continued to do so afterthey had graduated and entered broadcasting byopening doors, offering advice and by using his position as thenews director at Boston's most powerful and influential radio stationto help advance their careers.Bob MacNeil '71, Senior Lecturer and Acting Co-Chair of theCommunication Department wrote a touching tribute to rememberhis teacher, mentor and friend. Please visit the CommunicationDepartment website on www.curry.edu to read the full tribute.Remembering Professor Marlene LundvallOn March 23, 2008, the Curry College communitylost longtime and beloved faculty memberMarlene Lundvall. Marlene served Curry asa faculty member for 41 years until her retirementin May of 2006 and is credited withfounding our Fine Arts program. She guidedher students to explore their own creativity,mentored her colleagues, and provided a presenceof wisdom and grace. Her presence,though, extended far beyond the Curry campus through her ownunique, creative talent. Marlene's work was frequently exhibited ingalleries throughout the Boston area. Her artistic creations ofextraordinary masks and fantastical birds and animals expressedher irrepressible imagination, providing us a window into a worldbeyond our own ability to see.CLASS NOTESKaitlyn Steller, a senior nursing student at Curry College, was proposed marriageby her longtime boyfriend, Tommy Howe during a visit to the Regis and Kellyshow. Kaitlyn went to the show thinking she was there for an inspirational storyabout her boyfriend Tommy who battled cancer these past two years.To her surprise it was a set up for a marriage proposal on national TV.The show aired on Monday, February 9 on Live with Regis and Kelly.Remembering John P. "Jack" VallelyOn February 22, 2009, Curry College lost animportant member of our community, John P.“Jack” Vallely, whose contributions touched thelives of countless students over many decades.Jack served Curry College with distinction in avariety of roles including Baseball Coach, BasketballCoach, Athletic Director, Director ofAdmission, Purchasing Director, Director ofCampus Services and Special Assistant to the President. Jack beganhis coaching career at Curry College in 1948. Over the course of51 seasons, he never missed a game or practice, with his son andCurry alumnus Brian J. Valley '78 by his side as an assistant coachfor more than 20 years. Jack received countless national andregional awards, including his most recent induction into theAmerican Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame.On October 19, 1991, Jack became the first coach inducted intothe Curry College Athletic Hall of Fame, and our baseball field isnamed the Jack Vallely Diamond in honor of Jack and his manycontributions to Curry College.In MemoriamAlumniDonald W. Vose '34Dorothy (O’Connor) Carr '35 (Perry Normal School)Basil T. Jelly '51Roger Allan Bump '52Kathleen M. Blaisdell '65 (Perry Normal School)Robert Kreger Barbieri '73Claire E. (Spellman) Gallagher '75Karin “Kari” (Tomlinson) Pizzitola, ’77Rose A. Curtin '81Deidre Riordon '00Anthony J. Watson '04Matthew G. Christian '06Lauren Johnson '06Faculty, Staff & AdministrationJean Creedon (Ahern) CrowleyPatrick DonovanDr. Nancy C. (Creel) GoransonDr. Herbert Greif, Hon. TrusteeMarlene LundvallJohn P. “Jack” ValleyJeanette “Jan” Walsh36 Curry College Magazine / Winter 2009


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