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Richard Capece '14 is working in the Promotions and Programming Department at WEEI Sports Radio 103.7 in Providence, RI.
Vitalina (Silveira) Andrade '14 began a new job at Health Imperatives as a Sexual Assault Counselor and Advocate for the Cape Verdean population. She also got married on June 1, 2014.
Chloe Ferrarone '14 accepted a position at MLB.com in New York City. She began her role as Production Coordinator in May 2014.
Samantha Valletta '14 wrapped up her studies a semester early (December 2013) and was hired as Account Coordinator for Bender/Helper Impact in New York City in February 2014. B/HI is a global marketing communications and public relations firm focused on current and future entertainment content, products, services, and technologies.
Nicole DiMatteo '13 was hired as a Teacher's Aide at Latham Centers, Inc., a residential school working with students with sexual trauma and Prader-Willi Syndrome. Nicole became engaged on April 29, 2014 and plans to marry fiancé Kyle Nordahl on June 13, 2015.
Alexia Vaun Hefflyunn '13 is a Business Analyst at State Street Corporation in Boston.
Jennifer (Masterson) Stevens '13 married Christopher Stevens on June 1, 2014.
Jason Radzevich MBA '13 was named Chief Financial Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth in May 2014. Jason earned his Masters of Business Administration from Curry in 2013. He is a Certified Public Accountant and was formerly employed by Boston Medical Center in addition to several public accounting firms.
Amber Soucy '13 accepted a full-time Psych Nursing position at Westwood Lodge Hospital located in Westwood, MA as well as a per diem Correctional Nursing position at Massachusetts Correctional Institution - Cedar Junction, a maximum security prison in Walpole, MA.
Corey Roy '13 completed a half marathon in New York City in March 2014, running and raising funds for the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Corey was able to raise about $7,000 for the organization, which funds research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Tuzdé Nazaire '13 is a Paralegal for Parker and Maloney Law Office in Stirling, New Jersey.
Megan Frosheiser '13 is a Registered Nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She is in the New Grad Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and is working on a medical specialties floor.
Ana Bottary '13 joined the Worcester News Tonight Team on Charter TV3 in March 2014 after serving as a general assignment reporter at WAGM-TV in Presque Isle, Maine. Read more about Ana's new position.
Noah Pescatore '13 is working at South Shore Pool Supply in Cohasset, MA.
Tom Quinlan '13 is now a recognized media member in New England due to the recent launch of his podcast, The Q Spot. It is a soccer specific podcast that covers local and world football, often featuring guests such as US Men's National team legend Alexi Lalas. The New England Revolution announced on June 5, 2014 that they've partnered with 1510 AM Yahoo! Sports Radio to deliver post game radio shows, which Tom will be hosting.
Steve Nicholson '13 moved to Los Angeles in June 2013 where he worked for NBC's The Voice (Season 5). Following that, he worked on the production of a Wal-Mart commercial. Currently, Steve works full time as an Audience Associate for CBS The Talk while also performing stand-up comedy during his free time.
Kendra LeMay '13 completed her first year of graduate school at Springfield College in May 2014 where she is studying Special Education. She is also in the AmeriCorps program, a government funded program through Springfield College, and is working as an Academic Coach at a Springfield elementary school with 5th grade students.
Sarah Crumley '13 is living in Dallas, Texas, where she is working for TLC Child Development Schools as a Lead Teacher in the 2 and half year old classroom.
Elizabeth Robinson '13 moved to Washington D.C. in February 2014 to pursue an opportunity with the New Grad Nurse Residency Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. The MGUH Nurse Residency Program provides Graduate Registered Nurses with mentoring and support that is critical to professional development. She is working on 6Main, a surgical floor.
Victoria Berkley '13 is a Registered Nurse on the Medical-Surgical floor at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH. Victoria also completed her first marathon in May 2014, raising funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to fighting childhood cancer.
Caitlin O'Neil '13 is a Registered Nurse at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH. CMC is a top-rated hospital for cardiovascular care and patient satisfaction. Caitlin is working on the Medical-Surgical floor of the hospital.
Justina Janas '13 is working at Crocker & Crocker, a public relations and marketing firm in mid-town Sacramento, California.
Deborah Morris '13 is an assistant teacher at the Wixon Middle School, Dennis, MA. She will be working in the New England Center's innovative inclusion program for children on the spectrum.
Brendan Ryan '12 accepted a position at Horizons for Homeless Children overseeing the organization's IT infrastructure.
Shana Petriello '12 recently graduated with a Master's in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, earned her certification as a Health Education Specialist, and accepted an Associate Case Manager position at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston's Seaport District. She will begin her new position in July 2014.
Nathaniel Greene '12 graduated from UMass Amherst with a Master's Degree in Secondary Education with History as a content area in May 2014.
Alicia Rideout '12 and Matthew Lahey '12 became engaged in May 2014. The two met during their freshman year at Curry. Alicia is a Registered Nurse at Spaulding Rehab Hospital in Boston and Matt is in graduate school at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Chris Haddad '12, cofounder of MassNightly, was spotlighted by BostInno for his company/app, which has been named a "much-needed guide to nightlife across all of Massachusetts." Read the article here.
Brittany Howe '12 is a Behavioral Health Coordinator at South Shore Medical Center in Norwell, MA.
James Graziano '12 graduated from the Plymouth Police Academy on February 7, 2014 and is working for the town of Sherborn, MA.
Kristen Rego '12 is a Registered Nurse at Tufts medical Center. She is working on the Cardiomyopathy Unit.
Scott Richards '12 completed training and graduated from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Training Academy. He has been assigned to the San Ysidro, CA office.
Michael Griffin '12 accepted an Inbound Marketing Consultant position at HubSpot, located in Cambridge, MA in May 2014. His role will be to educate clients on inbound marketing and to teach them how to leverage HubSpot's marketing automation platform to successfully incorporate it in to their overall business plan.
Ross Rubin '12 is a Direct Support Professional at the Developmental Disabilities Institute in Plainview, NY, providing daily support to disabled individuals.
Ashley D'Andrea '12 is working at Spaulding Rehabilitation in Boston while taking classes and studying to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Jennifer Puccio '11 married Shane D'Ascanio on September 21, 2013 and they welcomed their first daughter, Camille Marie, on April 19, 2014.
Erika Kuzmicz '11 was hired as Account Executive for Media Relations at Ogilvy Public Relations in New York City in June 2014.
Sofia Koon '11 is an Account Executive at at PAN Communications, working specifically in the technology practice with mobile app, mobile payments, and cloud platform/storage companies. She looks forward to reuniting with the class of 2011 soon.
Dennis Void '11 and Nicole Baker '11 became engaged on March 15, 2014. They met at Curry in February 2010 and have two children, Mya and Devin.
Christine Tower '11 and Sean Kollar '11 became engaged in July 2013. The couple met during their freshman year at Curry. They will be married on September 20, 2014. Christine is a Registered Nurse at Brigham and Women's Hospital on a neurosurgical unit and Sean is working at Meditech as an Applications Specialist.
Ashley Hansbury '11 became engaged to Daniel Rokas from her hometown of Chelmsford, MA on March 15, 2014.
Tess Timm '11 was involved in a project for the Food Network show Restaurant: Impossible. Tess helped with the design and execution of a prominent sign (pictured above right) within the featured restaurant and had the opportunity to meet and work with chef Robert Irvine as well as other team members from Restaurant: Impossible (pictured above, left to right, chef Robert Irvine, Tess Tim, designer Cheryl Torrenueva, and construction manager Tom Bury).
Meghan McShane '11 graduated from Boston College with a Masters in School Counseling in May 2013. She is working in the Needham Public Schools.
Siobhan Connolly '11 married Joe Lopez on December 28, 2013 in Nashua, NH, officially becoming Siobhan Lopez (photos below). Bridesmaids included (pictured left) Jessi Adamchek '12 and Bridget Shannon '12, and (pictured right) Meghan White '11, Emily Joyal '11, and Jill Young '11.
Anthony DeMarinis '11 became a board member of Be The Best Sport, a nonprofit sports program that helps children with developmental disabilities.
Mary O'Sullivan '10 completed her Master's Degree in Literacy Instruction in December 2013 and began working at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI as a Residence Director in March 2014.
Ashley Ruokis '10 moved to Canton, MI three years ago to pursue a career with Attorneys Title Agency, LLC as an Account Executive. Ashley services the retail team, working with lenders, realtors, and builders selling and marketing title insurance. She works out of the company's two corporate offices in Michigan.
Courtney (Dowdell) Clergé '10 married Roudi-MI-Love Clergé on April 19, 2014, in Ile-a-Vache, Haiti (photos below). Courtney studied Elementary Education at Curry and is currently working as a special education teacher at an elementary school.
Vincent Reiss '10 moved to Southern California after being hired as an assistant football coach at the University of La Verne. In addition to coaching, he is also working toward his Master's degree at ULV.
Zachary Day '10 graduated from the R.I. Municipal Police Training Academy and was sworn into the Pawtucket Police Department on December 18, 2013. He was ranked 11th in the academy class and was pinned by his father, Fredrick Day.
Angela Grimaldi '10 is marrying fiance William Sartell on August 9, 2014. Angela works at Ultra Diamonds in the Merrimack Premium Outlets.
Jeremy Vendetta '10 and Deirdra Conneely '10 became engaged in May 2013. The couple met in 2006 at Curry College while in the Nursing Program.
Rachel Scharf '09 began a new role as Director of Recruitment with Northwestern Mutual in Manhattan. In this position, she will focus on recruiting career changers to become financial and wealth management advisors.
Sarah Bruce '09 is a Registered Nurse at Harvard Vanguard in Chelmsford, MA.
Tracy (Shapiro) Sharpe '09 transitioned from a career in television to a career in special education. She is currently employed at a school for children with special needs, but will be working with preschool students throughout the summer and the 2014-2015 school year.
Ashley Stanton Tonevski '09 married Jovan Tonevski in 2009 and the couple welcomed twin daughters in March 2013.
Lyndsey Ferreira '09 and Jeremy Hmura '09 became engaged on March 1, 2014. The couple met during their freshman year at Curry. Jeremy is the Controller for Old Neighborhood Foods located in Lynn, MA and Lyndsey is working at commercial real estate firm Colliers International Boston as a Senior Administrative Assistant/Marketing Assistant.
Stephanie Argyropoulos '09 was named Program Manager of the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston in March 2014.
Giancarlo LaGreca '09 is Project Coordinator at Bridgewater Associates. Bridgewater Associates is the world's largest hedge fund and is located in Westport, CT.
Will Garten '09 was promoted to Assistant Editor by Universal Pictures, where he will now be part of the creative team for their movie trailers division. Will began his career at Universal after completing an internship he was able to secure with the help of a Curry alum.
Alicia Viscomi Williams '09 was spotlighted by Project Eve for her business, Aliste Marketing, in March 2014. Alicia decided to pursue her dream of owning a business in 2008 and has since grown her company exponentially. Project Eve is working to compile the largest archive of entrepreneurial startup stories in the world to motivate women in business to think beyond traditional boundaries, support one another, embrace change and view challenges as opportunities. Read Alicia's story here.
Jeff Sullivan '08 was promoted to Senior Associate of Global Markets Security Operations at State Street in Boston.
Jonathan Boschen '08 was awarded the Silver Good Citizenship Medal in February 2014 by the Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution. The award was for a promotional video Jonathan made for the organization this past year. The video, featuring Garrett Lear, can be viewed here. Jonathan is also working on another history documentary focused on Jamison Handy and his iconic company, the Jam Handy Organization.
Graham Spector '08 is Social Media Manager for PJA Advertising + Marketing located in Cambridge, Mass.
Chantal R. Ragucci '08 graduated from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA in May 2013 with a Master's Degree in Special Education.
Allison Sturchio '08 became engaged to Kenneth Manning. They live together in Newton, MA and are planning a wedding for 2015. Allison works at MIT as Recruiting & Career Development Coordinator for a graduate engineering program, and Kenneth works for VA Boston Healthcare as an Exercise Physiologist. Allison received her Masters of Science Degree in College Student Development & Counseling from Northeastern University in May 2013.
Tim Bausch '07 has won his third Emmy for his work at MLB Network, this time with the Technical Team of MLB Tonight. Tim is a Senior Graphics Operator at MLB Network.
Kristen (Doyle) Clifford '07 was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on the Milton Police Department in July 2013.
Jenifer Wade '07 is engaged to Evan Brooks. They are planning a July 20, 2014 wedding.
Joseph Morabito '06 wrapped up a successful 8th season of Last Comic Standing for NBC, which ran from January until late June. He immediately moved to World of Wonder Productions where he is Production Coordinator for a competition series until late August. Following World of Wonder, Joseph joins VIMBY Productions again, this time to Production Manage a "healthy living" web series for Cosmo Magazine. This series brings him to New York City until mid-November.
Lindsey Brown '06 married Charles McLravy (Vanderbilt '02) on August 3, 2013 in Bristol, RI. Curry alums Katie Barry and Doug Ago, both of '06, served in Lindsey's wedding party. She continues to work as an Account Executive at SLATE PR, one of Hollywood's leading full scale entertainment public relations firms.
Jeffrey Kalison '05 graduated from Montclair State University with his Masters of Business Administration in May 2014.
Christopher Roberson '05 married Lisa Cushing on May 9, 2014 in Woburn, MA.
Lindsey Crowell '05 lives in Parsippany, NJ with her boyfriend and has gone back to school to become a certified medical assistant. She enjoys keeping busy with photography and her first niece. Lindsey writes, "Hope everyone from the class of 2005 is doing well."
Lisa Bello Timbers '04 got married on October 31, 2013 and welcomed a son, Cassius Everett Bello Timbers, on October 4, 2013.
Imogen Alter '04 received her Master of Social Work degree in 2007 from New York University and is employed as a social worker at Isabella Geriatric Center in New York City. In May 2013, she married Davor Frleta, an immunologist.
Joseph O'Connor '03 was sworn in as the Town of Concord's new police chief on June 2, 2014. O'Connor worked for the MBTA Transit Police Department for 24 years and has also worked for Winchester and Dennis, MA police departments.
Nicole Bello '02, head coach of the Curry College Cheerleading team, led the team to victory at the NCA Collegiate National Championship on April 11, 2014. The cheerleaders came in 4th place in the competition, beating their rival, Endicott College, by three spots. This is the farthest the team has come in the history of Curry Cheerleading.
Alan C. Borowski '02 became engaged to Katelyn Emily Merz and is planning a May 2014 wedding. He works for the Northampton Police Department and was promoted to lieutenant in June 2013.
Ellen Mitchell '00 was awarded the 2014 Student Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and the Health Information Technology Program at Labouré College. The MaHIMA Student Achievement Award recognizes a Health Information Management student for her/his academic achievements, demonstrated leadership, and high ethical and moral values.
Jay Conners III '99 moved to Virginia in August of 2011 after living in and around Boston after graduating from Curry. He married Nikki (Mitchell) Conners in Springfield, VA in October 2013 and the couple is expecting their first child this summer.
Adam Rothenberg '98 is celebrating the 5th anniversary of his entertainment website, 'Call Me Adam,' where he publishes interviews with artists and performers. Interviewees include Olivia Newton-John, Linda Eder, Megan Hilty, George Takei, Chris Botti, and many more. He also has an online radio show called 'It's Showtime with Call Me Adam,' where he encourages people to pursue their dreams.
Andrew Berlack '96 was promoted to Lieutenant of Operations of the West Sector with JBM Patrol and Protection Corp., Minneapolis Division.
Jeff Manning '95 published a Manning genealogy book that includes generations from 1580 to present. Jeff is currently working as a special educator at Grafton Public Schools.
Andrew E. Sharpe '95 celebrated his 7th year anniversary as a Legal Assistant with Attorney Robert A. Adelson of Engel and Schultz, LLP. Andrew was also named Employee of the Month by Star Market for the third consecutive month upon effectively strengthening the customer service experience.
Justin Margadonna '94 is living in the St. Louis area with his wife and two children. He is a high school English teacher in addition to the advisor for the high school's Drama Club.
Sarah Erlandson '92 celebrated her one year anniversary of owning/operating a Victorian style tea room (serving high tea by reservation) located in Walpole, MA. The tea room is located inside of her vintage rental and gift shop, Fancy That, and has been featured by the Boston Globe.
Tasha Bracken '92 was awarded the New England National Association for Catering and Events' (NENACE) 2013 Event Professional of the Year Award. Additionally, Tasha's company, SD Events, has received the 2013 Wedding of the Year Award. Read full article here.
Bryan Ryder '92 has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for his work at ESPN by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He has been nominated for the Outstanding Live Sports Series Award for his work with ESPN College Football (ABC/ESPN) and the Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction Award for the NFL Draft (ESPN).
Daniel Theobald '92 is an Associate Lecturer in the Science & Math department at Curry College and a Teacher Naturalist at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon, MA.
Timothy Puttre '90 worked on a six month project with HGTV's show, "Flip it to Win it," which premiered on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Tim worked as a Story AP for the show.
Karen Maglio '88 is living in Marion, MA and has been working for a Safety Insurance Company since 1992. She marrying Jonathan Henry in Westport, MA in September 2014.
Stephen Palmerino '87 opened his own tax practice in Saugus, MA.
Robert Diotalevi '81: Dr. Diotalevi, Esq., LL.M., in Legal Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, was appointed to The University Selection Committee for the Associate Professor of Law position at The University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. He also became a peer reviewer for The Grants Program of The Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education as well as an advisory board member for The European Scientific Institute (ESI). Additionally, Bob has been selected to be a reviewer for a number of scholarly journals and an advisory editor on multiple research publications.
Bob Long '81 received the Best of Radio Award in the 2012 International Automotive Media Awards for broadcast excellence for his nationally syndicated program AutoWorld. He also received the Best of 2012 Award. Bob, his wife Sharon, and their 3-year-old daughter Lucy currently split their time living in Massachusetts and Florida.
Rick Polson '80 recently published a book titled Making a Superstar Company, which is designed to help small business owners with organizing their advertising and marketing. The book covers a range of topics including surveys, radio, trade shows, websites, email marking, and many more.
Heidi Webb '79 is the founder and principal attorney of Divorce Consultations.
Sam Shutts '76 retired as CEO of RescomLLC.
Matt Keats '83 and Wade Keats '79 pictured together during a recent trip back to Boston. They enjoyed a great afternoon as they participated in the Curry College Hockey Golf Tournament. Matt Keats is the proud parent of a member of the class of 2016.
Mark Snyder '76 is a columnist for the Sandwich Enterprise as well as the Stoughton Journal, where he has had a weekly column since November 1998. Mark is also responsible for The Entertainment Report for WXBR-1460 am, and does interviews with celebrities from the digitial studio in his home for PMPNetwork.com, the Internet's Entertainment Superstation.
Sam Savage '75 is currently working as Principal Technical Support Engineer at Zensar Technologies in Westboro, MA where he is responsible for backend support of all EMC, NetApp, Sun and StorageTek disk arrays.
Timothy Garvey '73 wed Dr. YongLi Huang on Friday, February 14, 2014 in the Goddard Chapel at Tufts University. A reception followed at the Cabot International Center at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.
Donald Mitchell '71, helped move Nancy (Hungerford) Mitchell '74 into the dorm on her first day as a freshman. They are now celebrating their 40th anniversary, live in Brookfield, CT and have two grown children, Nick and Katie. Don is still carrying Nancy's luggage after all these years!
Stuart Sclarow '70 is married to alum Audrey Davis Sclarow '70. Stuart was the Senior Class President of the class while Audrey was the Senior Class Secretary. They have two grown children, Pam and Steven, and two grandchildren.
Rich Pilling '69 retired this year after 18 years as the Director of Photography for Major League Baseball.
Captain Jim Jackson '69 recently opened a new office for Brewer Yacht Sales in Harwich Port, MA.
James Faas '69 passed away on January 6, 2014.
Stephen Donella '66 decided to semi-retire in Florida for eight months a year. He will remain a part-time Certified Financial Planner, helping teachers/professors manage their retirement plan assets, but with his children now managing the agency's responsibilities, he is able to go south.
James A. Johnson '65 is a trial lawyer and recently participated in The Practicing Law Institute's 2013 Trial by Jury Seminar held in New York City. His article, Persuasion In Opening Statement, is published in the course handbook. Jim is an active member of the Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas and Federal Court Bars.
Tim Bergen '64 retired as Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus from the University of South Carolina Columbia. He is now a Visiting Professor at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Peter E. Warren '60 was elected to the Town of Harvard Board of Selectman for four years after retiring as Fire Chief for the town. He has also been appointed to the Harvard Economic Development Committee.
Glenn W. Schmidt '55 passed away on January 4, 2014, just two months shy of his 68th wedding anniversary. "How he loved Curry College!" writes his wife, Phyllis Schmidt, in a letter to the Alumni Office. After serving in the United States Navy for nine years, Glenn decided to make use of the GI Bill and get a college degree. He chose to attend Curry College, earning his Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Radio all while helping to raise his three children. Glenn enjoyed a very successful career as a television newscaster in Boston and Northern New England and also took great pleasure in staying involved with his alma mater. The Schmidt family spent many weekends visiting campus and enjoying events, especially sporting ones. Glenn founded and was president of the Friends of Curry Athletics (FOCA) where he put his advertising expertise to use, raising funds for a scoreboard on the then D. Forbes Will Athletic Field. It was the first of its kind for Curry College, making its debut during the 1978 season. Glenn's pride for Curry never diminished nor did his wife's. She cherishes the memories and still feels a strong connection to the Curry College community.
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