Parade of Classes | Springfield College
The Sun Sets on Alumni Hall
By Doug Scanlon

1950s

  • Vice President For Institutional Advancement Gary Blanchette ’80 and 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Ken Baldwin ’64 met in Tucson, Ariz., at the home of Charles Tipton ’52 to present him with a citation honoring his leadership and lifelong research and contribution to the fields of exercise science and sports medicine.

    1952 Ken Baldwin, Charles Tipton, and Gary Blanchette
    1952 Ken Baldwin, Charles Tipton, and Gary Blanchette
  • Howard “Skip” Knuttgen ’52 met Luc van Loon during the 2017 annual fall meeting of the New England Regional Chapter of the American College of Sport Medicine in Providence, R.I. Van Loon was the internationally distinguished scientist who presented during the meeting’s Howard G. Knuttgen Keynote Lecture.

    Howard “Skip” Knuttgen ’52 and Luc van Loon
    1952 Howard “Skip” Knuttgen ’52 and Luc van Loon
  • Lester Lefkowitz, G’56, wrote in to reminisce about his own life. He enrolled at American International College but was drafted to fight in the Korean War. Lefkowitz’s brother wrote to President Truman to ask for Lefkowitz’s deferment, which led to him being sent to Germany. There, Lefkowitz met Ed Simms ’51, who became a Springfield College professor and paid for Lefkowitz’s tuition as he completed a master’s degree at Springfield College.

  • Bob Camp ’55 let us know that he and his wife, Clarice, their house, and their guests all survived Hurricane Irma. They survived for 10 days with no electricity. Camp notes that the number of years he and Clarice have been retired matches their ages when they began their careers (22 years), and 2018 marks 63 years of marriage. “Not bad—good kids, mostly good health, good wife, good life—thanks for the start SC.”

1960s

  • John Hichwa ’60 was recently inducted into the Joel Barlow High School (Redding, Conn.) Hall of Fame. In attendance were Marion Hichwa ’62, John Hichwa ’60, Joel Barlow High School Athletic Director Mike Santangeli ’97, and Kristen Brown Tartaglia ’93. Hichwa was a physical educator for 35 years and initiated Project Adventures incorporating problem-solving initiatives, ropes courses, and climbing walls, at John Read Middle School. The program is still going strong 35 years after its inception and 22 years after his retirement. John had a direct and positive influence on so many Redding students. Since retiring he has continued to conduct workshops throughout the world.

    Marion Hichwa, from left, John Hichwa, Joel Barlow High School Athletic Director Mike Santangeli, and Kristen Brown Tartaglia
    1960 Marion Hichwa, from left, John Hichwa, Joel Barlow High School Athletic Director Mike Santangeli, and Kristen Brown Tartaglia
  • Cliff Dodge ’60 let us know that he and his wife are both retired now and have moved from Denver, Colo., to 1211 Capri Isles Boulevard # 22, Venice, Fla. They can be reached at (303) 909-7104 or birdie9@comcast.net.

  • Susan Barstow Thomas ’61, Valerie Butler Lundberg ’61, Sandra Smith Fort ’61, and Barbra Pedersen Belmonte ’61, recently visited campus for the first time since their 50th reunion in 2011. All four of them lived in Abbey Hall. “It was so rewarding and refreshing to observe the students and to have them smile and say ‘hi,’ just like the tradition expected of us when we were students!”

    Susan Barstow Thomas, from left, Valerie Butler Lundberg, Sandra Smith Fort, and Barbra Pedersen Belmonte
    1961 Susan Barstow Thomas, from left, Valerie Butler Lundberg, Sandra Smith Fort, and Barbra Pedersen Belmonte
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  • Steve Gordon ’63, G’67, was featured in an online story on InterMat Wrestling. Gordon started the wrestling program at Cumberland (R.I.) High School 50 years ago, and the 2017-18 season is his last. Gordon’s wife, Judy, became a fixture of the program during his tenure. As a nurse, she would often treat the players’ injuries. Judy became more involved with the team, from running tournaments to stepping in as coach when Gordon had the flu.

  • James ‘Jim’ Bullock ’65 shared with us that after a 42-year career in education he has recently retired. A physical education major, Bullock taught for two years in New York state and 10 years in New Jersey before relocating to Maryland to pursue a specialty in adaptive physical education. While he also spent time as an elementary school principal and an administrator in transportation, his heart remained with his love of teaching adaptive physical education to students with special needs.

    In 1986, his passion and focus for special education led him to create the Tournament of Champions, an athletic event in partnership with McDaniel College (formally Western Maryland College) in Westminster, Md. Bullock identified the demand for an event dedicated to students with orthopaedic, visual, and behavioral needs who don’t qualify for the Special Olympics. Special needs students in kindergarten through 12th grade are paired up with college students. The Tournament of Champions celebrated its 31st year this spring with more than 100 participants from many counties across the state. It is one of Bullock’s proudest achievements.

    Bullock was an admired member of the Springfield College cross country and track team and he is still an avid runner today. In 2015, he completed the run leg of a team half Ironman triathlon in Australia. Bullock also has successfully coached many high school cross country and track teams, including a state champion team. While Bullock has officially retired from his lifelong career in education, he continues to be active in the profession via the YMCA of Central Maryland. One afternoon a week he teaches an adaptive physical education class for special needs adults in the community. Bullock has three children, David, Bonnie, and Joy, and five grandchildren. He has been married to his wife Judi for 45 years.

    1965 Jim Bullock
    1965 Jim Bullock
  • David Behrend ’64 shared with us that he will begin spending time in his native city of Coral Gables, Fla., and hopes to get to College events while there. He still maintains his national practice, counseling and guiding lawyers going through career and employment transitions

  • The Maine chapter of the alumni association held its annual golf outing at Harold Alfond Belgrade Lakes Golf Club. In attendance were Robert Cobb ’64, G’67, DPE ’70, Mike DeLong ’74, Ed Mestieri ’76, Joe Rafferty ’77, Mark Harriman ’80, Chris McKenney ’84, G’86, Matt Burgess ’92, Corey Hetherman ’09, Joe Harasymiak ’08, Adam Sherman ’08, and Howie Vandersea.

    1964 In the first row, from left, are Corey He- therman, Joe Harasymiak, Mike DeLong, and Joe Rafferty. Second row, left to right, are Adam Sher- man, Ed Mestieri, Matt Burgess, Chris McKenney, Robert Cobb, Howie Vandersea, and Mark Harriman
    1964 In the first row, from left, are Corey He- therman, Joe Harasymiak, Mike DeLong, and Joe Rafferty. Second row, left to right, are Adam Sher- man, Ed Mestieri, Matt Burgess, Chris McKenney, Robert Cobb, Howie Vandersea, and Mark Harriman
  • The Suburban (Saint Laurent, Quebec) reports that John Elias, G’64, has been inducted into the RDS Baseball Quebec Hall of Fame. Elias was a minor league pitcher for the Kansas City Athletics and Baltimore Orioles before becoming a coach for the Montreal Expos.

  • Reed Schultz ’66, G’78, Larry Buell ’66, Ralph Arietta ’66, Tony Scolnick, G’64, DPE ’68, Lee Drury ’66, G’68, Ben Davis ’66, G’67, and Bill Scanlon ’66, G’68, all members of the 1965 World Tour men’s basketball team, celebrated their 52nd reunion in Charlottesville, Va. The reunion was organized by Bill and Barb Scanlon.

  • Ed Purdy ’67 was inducted into the Livingston (N.J.) High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Purdy was the head ice hockey coach, winning the league championship in 1976, the Gordon Cup in 1976 and 1981, the state championship in 1980 and 1982, and became a state championship finalist in 1976 and 1978. He was named the 1981 New Jersey Star Ledger Coach of the Year, inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Ice Hockey Hall of Fame, and is considered the “father of the Livingston High School strength training facility.”

  • Jeff Craw ’69 has had an interesting life since leaving Alden Street. Tired of school, he dropped out of seminary and began working for United Van Lines, moving folks around the country. He later entered Duke University Divinity School, graduating in 1981, and drove the team bus for the football and basketball teams. After 32 years in the ministry, he retired three years ago and has gone back to driving tractor-trailers. He has begun compiling his writings for a book.

    969 Jeff Craw
    1969 Jeff Craw
  • Alan Nero ’69 and Art Ziegler ’70 recently visited Ireland when they randomly bumped into Eugene Markowski ’76. Small world!

    1969 From left, Art Ziegler, Eugene Markowski, and Alan Nero
    1969 From left, Art Ziegler, Eugene Markowski, and Alan Nero

1970s

  • Ian Breck ’70 has been inducted into the RBC Wall of Distinction at Bishop University where he was head football coach for 11 years.

  • Jane Millspaugh Serues ’70 wrote to say that six members of the class of 1970, along with Doug Rubin ’69, and their spouses enjoyed a wonderful “Romantic Rhine” Tauck river cruise in April 2017. “It was tough choosing which was nicer: the ports we visited (Switzerland to Amsterdam), the luxurious accommodations, or traveling with such good friends. (Friends won!)”

    1970 Tim Meyer, Jane Millspaugh Serues, Doug Rubin, Carol Ward Spracklin, Sally Strait O'Connell, Judy Stevenson Rubin (not married to Doug), and Ken Spracklin
    1970 Tim Meyer, Jane Millspaugh Serues, Doug Rubin, Carol Ward Spracklin, Sally Strait O’Connell, Judy Stevenson Rubin (not married to Doug), and Ken Spracklin
  • Dave Hastings ’71 shared with us that he retired at the end of the June 2017 school year from Southern Berkshire Regional School District where he served as superintendent for four years. He also taught math and served as curriculum coordinator, in addition to retiring from the U.S. Army in 2005 as chief warrant officer five.

  • Jane Millspaugh Serues ’70 wrote to say that six members of the class of 1970, along with Doug Rubin ’69, and their spouses enjoyed a wonderful “Romantic Rhine” Tauck river cruise in April 2017. “It was tough choosing which was nicer: the ports we visited (Switzerland to Amsterdam), the luxurious accommodations, or traveling with such good friends. (Friends won!)”

    1971 Phyllis Lerner
    1971 Phyllis Lerner
  • Dave Gettleman ’72 has been hired as general manager of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Gettleman had served as general manager for the Carolina Panthers, winning three consecutive NFL South titles.

  • According to NC Advertiser (New Canaan, Conn.), Lou Marinelli ’72, head coach of the New Canaan High School football team, earned his 332nd win, making him the all-time win leader in Connecticut high school football history.

  • Press Republican (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) reports that the Rev. Craig Hacker ’73 has been installed as priest at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex, N.Y

  • The 4th Edition of Classically Speaking: Dialects for Actors , by Patricia Fletcher ’74, was published by XanEdu Publishing in July 2017. Fletcher continues coaching TV, film, and theater actors and teaching in the Master of Fine Arts drama program at New School University and the William Esper Acting Studio, New York.

  • Brian Higgins ’74 has been named the 2017 national high school girls’ tennis coach of the year by the National High School Coaches Association, according to the Bangor (Maine) Daily News

  • Bonnie Smith Ross ’74 retired from teaching fourth grade at Wood Charter School in Chapel Hill, N.C., in June 2017. She has since earned her real estate license. Good luck on your new adventure, Bonnie!

  • Kris VanHatcher ’74 was inducted into the Oregon Athletic Directors Hall of Fame after a 42-year career serving youth sports at the local, state, and national levels.

  • Ollie Wilson ’74, G’76, recently was in Lake Tahoe with his brother Mark and sister-in-law Anne Marie.

    1974 Ollie Wilson, from left, with his brother Mark and sister-in-law Anne Marie, promoting the Pride
    1974 Ollie Wilson, from left, with his brother Mark and sister-in-law Anne Marie, promoting the Pride
  • Alumni couple finds a way for students to enjoy Springfield College as much as they did

    Alumni couple finds a way for students to enjoy Springfield College as much as they did

    Nancy ’55 and Chick ’54 Hungerford were both inspired to attend Springfield College because of influential alumni who worked in their respective high schools. After meeting on campus, falling in love, and spending the rest of their lives together, they are able to reflect on how impactful Springfield College has been. READ MORE

  • Peter Chandler ’75 let us know that he and his family are doing well in Erie, Colo. His children, quintuplets, turned 28 this year, while his oldest son turned 33. Peter and his wife will retire at the end of the school year and look forward to visiting Springfield College to see all of the changes.

  • A group of alumni, including Larry Tremblay ’77 and Phil Capodilupo ’76, gathered with other wrestling alumni at Tremblay’s home in North Reading, Mass. More than 24 wrestling alumni from all over the country came to the event, including current head coach Jason Holder and four of his current wrestlers. Tremblay was recently inducted into the Massachusetts chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He has recorded 711 wins for Winchester High School, where he has coached for more than 34 years.

    1977 Wrestling Alumni gather at home of Larry Tremblay
    1977 Wrestling alumni gather at the home of Larry Tremblay.
  • Lt. Col. Daniel S. Zulli ’77 has retired from active duty in the United States Air Force after 30 years of service, six years enlisted and 24 years as a chaplain. Thank you for your service!

    1977 Daniel Zulli, right, being presented his retirement certificate by Tom Blase CH (COL) USAF Retired
    1977 Daniel Zulli, right, being presented his retirement certificate by Tom Blase CH (COL) USAF Retired
  • Ocala (Fla.) Star Banner reports that James O’Loughlin ’78 has been named CEO of Munroe Regional Medical Center, Marion County’s largest hospital.

  • According to Star Adviser (Honolulu), Mark Banker ’78 has been named assistant head coach/linebackers coach for the University of Hawai’i football team.

  • John Lyons ’78, G’79, shared with us that he has been inducted into the Winthrop (Mass.) High School Athletic Hall of Fame. In fact, it was Lyons who started the Athletic Hall of Fame at Winthrop High School.

  • Michael Orstein ’78, G’79, has retired as head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams at Washington & Jefferson College. Throughout his career, he has received 15 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Coach (PAC) of the Year awards; produced eight national champions, 17 All-Americans, 36 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship qualifiers; and has coached his teams to nine PAC titles, 221 school records, and 61 conference marks. He retires with a career record of 545-244-4. That’s quite a career, coach!

  • The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) has announced that Branwen Smith-King ’78, G’79, will be its new program coordinator. She will be responsible for the BOA’s participation in the Olympic Solidarity and Pan American Sports Organization programs.

  • Gwendelyn Rhett ’79 has retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “SC had a huge impact on my life,” she says, writing that by embracing the Humanics philosophy, and keeping the perspective of the whole person—in spirit, mind, and body—she was better able to assist others. “Thank you Springfield College!”

  • Laurel Greco Vicidomino ’79 wrote to say that she and classmates Eileen Sears Bow and Terese Saletnik Mazik, along with Lisa Raccaro Sacramone ‘ 80 and Nancy Vitalone Raccaro ’80 have been having mini reunions at least once a year—at her house in Connecticut and recently in Pompano Beach, Fla. She reports that they have remained the best of friends since graduation.

    1979 Laurel Greco Vicidomino, from left, Lisa Raccaro Sacramone, Eileen Sears Bow, Terese Saletnik Mazik, and Nancy Vitalone Raccaro in Pompano Beach, Fla.
    1979 Laurel Greco Vicidomino, from left, Lisa Raccaro Sacramone, Eileen Sears Bow, Terese Saletnik Mazik, and Nancy Vitalone Raccaro in Pompano Beach, Fla.

1980s

  • Columbia University has announced that Bob Steitz ’80, G’81, has been named senior associate athletics director for external affairs. Steitz will be responsible for the strategic direction, oversight, coordination, leadership, and active participation in revenue generation and external functions.

  • Patty Barrett ’81, Debra-Lynn Siddall Fritch ’81, Cheryl St. Pierre Sleboda ’81, Lori Sichler Mooney ’81, Amy Lind Keen ’81, Ann Puhalla Keville ’81, Debbie Carbone Banker ’81 and Kathy Kruzack Soucie ’81 gathered to celebrate 40 years of friendship since they met in 1977 on the fourth floor of Reed Hall. They spent the weekend kayaking on the Niantic River and at the home of Ann and Rob ’80 Keville in East Lyme, Conn.

    1981 Patty Barrett, from left, Debra-Lynn Siddall Fritch, Cheryl St. Pierre Sleboda, Lori Sichler Mooney, Amy Lind Keen, and Ann Puhalla Keville
    1981 Patty Barrett, from left, Debra-Lynn Sid- dall Fritch, Cheryl St. Pierre Sleboda, Lori Sichler Mooney, Amy Lind Keen, and Ann Puhalla Keville
  • Judy (Ford) Baumhauer ’83 ,MD, published her first article, “Patient-Reported Outcomes—Are They Living Up to Their Potential?”, in the New England Journal of Medicine . Congratulations, Dr. Baumhauer!

  • Louisa Davis-Freeman ’84, G’86, Robert Englehardt ’81, Tom Daigle ’82, Stephanie Colella ’10, G’12, and Springfield College Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Elizabeth McAnulty, G’97, all began rowing at Springfield College. They recently came together to power a four with coxswain down the 1,000-meter course at the Rockrimmon Regatta in Springfield, Mass. If any other alumni are interested in forming an alumni rowing group, contact Bob at renglehardt18@gmail.com.

    1984 Louisa Davis-Freeman, from left, Robert Englehardt, Tom Daigle, Stephanie Colella, and Elizabeth McAnulty
    1984 Louisa Davis-Freeman, from left, Robert Englehardt, Tom Daigle, Stephanie Colella, and Elizabeth McAnulty
  • Jeff Sherman ’84 wrote to say that he and Greg Clements ’91, Bryce Serriello ’15, Ryan Murphy ’14, and Max Abendroth ’16 worked together at the Cape Cod Lacrosse Youth Tournament last June. Clements is the founder, owner, and program director of Cape Cod Lacrosse.

    1984 Greg Clements, from left, Jeff Sherman, Bryce Serriello, Ryan Murphy, and Max Abendroth
    1984 Greg Clements, from left, Jeff Sherman, Bryce Serriello, Ryan Murphy, and Max Abendroth
  • Carole Oat ’85 shared with us that she has been inducted into the Norwich Sports Hall of Fame in Norwich, Conn.

  • Robert Young ’85 has been elected president of the Western Massachusetts chapter of U.S. Lacrosse.

  • Springfield College swimming alumnus and head swimming coach at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Tim Flannery ’86 was named Kutztown Employee of the Month for January. Track student-athlete Dontez Jolly nominated Flannery, who has been at Kutztown for 22 seasons, for taking time each week over a two-month period to teach Jolly to swim. The pair met every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. during November and December. In his nomination of Flannery, Jolly wrote, “To help someone face a giant that has been holding them down their entire life is something worthy of employee of the month.”

    1986 Tim Flannery, center, is presented with the Kutztown Employee of the Month Award by Kutztown President Kenneth Hawkinson, left, for taking time to help student-athlete Dontez Jolly, right, learn to swim.
    1986 Tim Flannery, center, is presented with the Kutztown Employee of the Month Award by Kutztown President Kenneth Hawkinson, left, for taking time to help student-athlete Dontez Jolly, right, learn to swim.
  • According to Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune, John Fougere ’87 has been appointed vice president of strategic communications at William Woods University

  • The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) reports that Margaret Higgins, G’87, has been named president of Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, a college preparatory high school for underserved students in San Jose.

  • Cindy Best Burney ’88, G’89, informed us that her book, Meet Me Where I’m At , was published by Future Horizons, the leading publisher in autism-spectrum disorder topics. She is also the creator of A.R.T.S. (Adaptive Art, Respite & Therapeutic Play Services), a nonprofit organization in New Hampshire that offers extracurricular activities and summer programs to children and adults with special needs. A.R.T.S. was designed to help each student identify their individual strengths, incorporate therapeutic goals into their art projects, develop recreational activities, practice peer interactions, and explore vocational skills.

  • Mark Laurenzano ’88, dean of students at M. Marcus Kiley Middle School in Springfield, recently visited the campus with a group of Kiley students, who received a tour and had a question-and-answer period with student ambassadors.

  • Gregory Thielman ’88, G’81, has been promoted to full professor at University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, where he has been on faculty since 2005 and tenured since 2011. He says he is enjoying great research collaborations nationwide as he continues his work to improve function and quality of life for individuals who have had a stroke.

1990s

  • According to the Danbury, Conn., HamletHub , Tim Dunn ’90 has been named athletic director of Immaculate High School in Danbury.

  • The Caledonian-Record (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) reports that Guy Mitchell ’91 has been named director of Horse Meadow Senior Center in North Haverhill, N.H.

  • The University of Pittsburgh announced the hiring of Brendan Fouracre ’92, G’99, as the executive associate athletic director for capital planning and projects

  • Jim Liston, G’92, was featured in a MassLive.com story. Liston is the sports science director for the Major League (MLS) Soccer Toronto FC team, and is responsible for supervising the strength and conditioning programs for the players. Prior to his current position, Liston had served as strength and conditioning coach with the Los Angeles Galaxy, Columbus Crew, and Chivas USA of MLS.

  • John Knudsen ’92, G’93, shared with us that he is “grateful for SC’s existence.” Knudsen is a Korean War veteran, a former civil service employee, and a former entrepreneur. We are proud to call you an alumnus, John!

  • David Afflick ’93 shared with us that he recently got married. “Took a long time to find the perfect girl!” he wrote.

  • Becki Dodge Belmore ’93 has been named Elementary Physical Education Teacher-of- the-Year by the Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. She currently teaches physical education and adapted physical education at Mabel I. Wilson School in Cumberland, Maine.

    1993 Becki Dodge Belmore
    1993 Becki Dodge Belmore
  • According to the Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, Mass.), Jason Huer ’93 has been named the new manager of Cape Cod Mall.

  • During a Change of Command ceremony, Col. Bradley C. Nindl, G’93, PhD, FACSM, assumed command of the Southeast Medical Area Readiness Support Group (SE-MARSG) in Nashville, Tenn. The SE-MARSG has 2,000 soldiers and provides support, command, and control for 24 direct reporting units that include medical backfill battalions, medical support units, troop medical clinics, veterinary, and blood detachments throughout the southeastern United States. Nindl also recently came across Francisco Rivera ’98, while participating in Army Reserve Training at Fort McCoy, Wis. Rivera is an occupational therapist at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus, Ohio.

    1993 Col. Bradley C. Nindl during the change of command ceremony
    1993 Col. Bradley C. Nindl during the change of command ceremony
  • AV Network has announced that Maureen Power Mead ’94 has been named business development manager at Almo Professional A/V.

  • Nancy MacElhiney Charlebois ’95, G’96, and John Charlebois ’95 were featured in an article in Bangor (Maine) Daily News titled “An integrated approach to treating low back pain.” The couple owns Jade Integrated Health in Portland, Maine, where Nancy is a physical therapist and John is an acupuncturist.

  • According to Canton (Mass.) Citizen, Liz Wynn Francis, G’95, has been named director of the Canton Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Stephen Lovejoy ’95, G’99, was named head of school for St. Francis Episcopal School in Houston, Texas. Writes his wife, Victoria Hudock Lovejoy ’97, “this is the largest Episcopal Parish Day School in the country educating 860 children ages 2 through eighth grade and will begin to open its doors to an Upper School starting fall 2018.” Congratulations, Stephen!

  • HCN Healthcare News reports that Christopher Scott ’96 has been named dean of the School of Health & Patient Simulation at Springfield Technical Community College.

  • According to the Cranston (R.I.) Herald , Mike Gibbons ’96 has been named to the Providence Gridiron Club Hall of Fame.

  • Gary Brown ’97 has been hired as the athletic director at King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham, Mass., according to The Sun Chronicle (North Attleboro, Mass.).

  • Pam Coley McCann, G’98, has joined Berkshire Community College as an assistant professor of human services, according to The Berkshire Edge.

  • Shawn Tarpey ’98, G’02, and Patrick Kingman ’99, G’04, were featured in a story on wickedlocal.com. Tarpey, head football coach at East Bridgewater High School, and Kingman, head football coach at Middleboro High School, were teammates on the Springfield College football team. The two teams faced each other last September.

  • Ithaca College has named Paula Younger, G’99, as executive director for government and community relations.

2000s

  • Jeremy Platt ’01, G’04, is working at St. Martin’s Episcopal Preschool in Houston, Texas.

  • Kevin Marchetti ’01 has been promoted to partner, head of underwriting, and portfolio management at Varagon Capital Partners, a $5.5 billion diversified asset manager focused on making direct credit investments in middle market companies.

  • Amy Stack, G’01, was featured in a story in the Huffington Post . Stack worked in the mental health field for several years before joining her sister on Ultimate Cake Off on the TLC network and won the $10,000 first prize. She has become co-owner of Pink Canary Desserts in Long Island City, N.Y.

  • According to Observer-Dispatch (Utica, N.Y.), Jim Kramer ’03, G’06, has been named head football coach at New Hartford High School in New Hartford, N.Y.

  • Anita N. Lee, G’02, informed us that she is now professor of health sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University. Congratulations, Dr. Lee!

  • The Greenwich (Conn.) Sentinel reports that Ali Gilbert ’03 was named to Golf Digest Magazine ’s top 50 Best Golf Fitness Professionals list for 2017 and 2018. Gilbert is director of performance at CLAY Health Club & Spa. Her clientele includes PGA Tour players, celebrities, politicians, and teaching professionals, as well as recreational and competitive amateurs of all levels.

  • Matt Calendrillo ’04, G’05, (featured in Triangle 86.1) founder and co-owner of Live Every Day, a Connecticut physical therapy, orthotic bracing, and prosthetic company, has teamed with The Gengras Center School at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford. The center educates and helps students ages 5 to 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities by facilitating learning, social communication, and independence. Matt and his team were asked to bring their skills of functional movement, assessment, and orthotic bracing to aide in these children’s performance in their community.

    2004 Becca Souza ’90 of the Gengras Center, Matt Calendrillo, Veronica Ciccicone DPT ’18, Austin Chaves DPT ’18, and Katie Lauder ’08 of Live Every Day
    2004 Becca Souza ’90 of the Gengras Center, Matt Calendrillo, Veronica Ciccicone DPT ’18, Austin Chaves DPT ’18, and Katie Lauder ’08 of Live Every Day
  • Cedar Crest, a continuing care retirement community in Pompton Plains, N.J., has named Todd DeLaney ’05 executive director.

  • South Coast Today (New Bedford, Mass.) reports that Ryan Sylvia ’05, G’08, has been hired as the athletic director at Middleboro High School in Middleboro, Mass.

  • Art Howell ’06 has been named to Madison365’s Black Power list, a list of the most influential black leaders in Wisconsin. In 2012, Howell became the first black police chief of Racine, Wis. He oversees a force of more than 200 officers and manages an annual budget of more than $26 million. You make us proud, Art!

  • Thomas Medonis ’06 reached out to us on Facebook to say that he has published several books, which are available on Amazon.

  • The University of Minnesota Duluth has announced that Anthony Morando ’07 has been hired as the strength and conditioning coach for the men’s and women’s ice hockey programs.

  • Kendrick T. Roundtree ‘07, G’09, was named valedictorian at the 2017 Class of 100 Men of Color Black Tie Gala and Awards, which recognize men in business, education, entrepreneurship, entertainment, government, and service who positively impact their communities. He is president and CEO of the First Step Foundation in Farmington, Conn., and director of student supports at Dean Technical High School. He previously was recognized by the Hartford Business Journal as a “40 Under Forty” recipient. He says that he is “unapologetically dedicated to helping underrepresented students graduate from college.”

  • Jessica Kaeding Fontaine, G’08, has been named director of Storrowton Village Museum in West Springfield, Mass., according to West Springfield Magazine

  • Alumnus’ Estate Gift Impacts Students and Athletic Facility

    Alumnus’ Estate Gift Impacts Students and Athletic Facility

    Last January, the Springfield College community was saddened to learn of the passing of Alan “Dinty” Moore ’50. Since that time, the College has been informed that Moore left two important gifts from his estate to his alma mater: a $126,000 gift to his endowed scholarship, the Alan & Elizabeth Moore Scholarship, and a $50,000 gift for the Irv Schmid Sports Complex. READ MORE

  • On June 30, 2017, Mike Harris ’09, G’15, was married to Nicole Cizynski, G’12. Harris is director of strength and conditioning at Yale University and Cizynski is brand manager for Edgewell Personal Care. In attendance were Tony Paolini ’10, Dom Uguccioni ’08, G’10, Mike McDowell ’10, Aled Hollingworth ’10, Jessica Prencipe ’10, David Laurenson PhD’12, Mackenzie Vita Paolini ’12, Emily Lauder Uguccioni ’06, Phil Giampa ’10, Emily Murray ’10, Dave Oevermann ’10, Will Turner ’12, and Eric Schmitt, G’13

    2009 Celebrating the Harris- Cizynski wedding are, front from left, Mackenzie Vita Paolini, Emily Lauder Uguccioni, Phil Giampa, Emily Murray, Dave Oevermann, Will Turner, and Eric Schmitt. In back, from left, are Tony Paolini, Dom Uguccioni, Mike, Nicole, Mike McDowell, Aled Hollingworth, Jes- sica Prencipe, and David Laurenson.
    2009 Celebrating the Harris- Cizynski wedding are, front from left, Mackenzie Vita Paolini, Emily Lauder Uguccioni, Phil Giampa, Emily Murray, Dave Oevermann, Will Turner, and Eric Schmitt. In back, from left, are Tony Paolini, Dom Uguccioni, Mike, Nicole, Mike McDowell, Aled Hollingworth, Jes- sica Prencipe, and David Laurenson.
  • Dean Herried, G’09, has been hired as chief engagement officer at Mel Trotter Ministries, according to Grand Rapids (Mich.) Business Journal.

  • Aaron Phillips, G’09, is the new executive director of United Way of Wapello County according to Ottumwa (Iowa) Courier

2010s

  • Columbia University announced that it has hired Iain Braddak ’10, G’12, as an assistant volleyball coach.

  • Baldwin Cunningham ’10 has joined CNN as vice president, digital brand strategy.

  • Tripper (Alfredo III) DiMauro ’10 married Jenn Baker on Sept. 9, 2017 at Shining Tides in Mattapoisett, Mass. DiMauro currently attends Southern New Hampshire University and teaches physical education at Atkinson Elementary School in North Andover, Mass.

  • According to The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press , Chris Langevin ’10 has been hired as athletic director at Harwood Union High School in Moretown, Vt.

  • Springfield College Head Men’s Gymnastics Coach Matt Davis ’08, G’10, recently attended the wedding of Matt Tocchio ’10, G’12, and Kasey Fillmore. Also in attendance were Amanda Stumpf ’11, G’13, Andy Vicidomino ’09, J.J. Ferreira ’08, G’10, Dan Berlin, G’11, and Keith Stumpf ’10, G’12.

  • Martha Flores McKean ’10, G’11, was awarded a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant.

    2010 Martha Flores McKean
    2010 Martha Flores McKean
  • On August 5, 2017, Jennifer Courossi Kupiec ’11 was married to Keith Kupiec ’09. Other alumni at the wedding include Jocelyn Mach ’11, Nicole Simmonds ’11, Melinda Koblosh ’11, Christina DeSimone ’11, Melinda Daugherty ’11, Micah Nardi, G’11, Mike LaJoie ’09, Tom Jacobus ’09, Kyle Hicks ’09, Jeff Paszkewicz ’09, and Melissa Gaglione Paszkewicz ’10.

  • Louie Nucci ’11 and Marissa Rusin Nucci ’11, DPT’13, were married November 25, 2017, in New Jersey.

    2011 Louie and Marissa Nucci and Springfield College friends
    2011 Louie and Marissa Nucci and Springfield College friends
  • Christopher Quetant ’11 and Greg Woods ’16 connected while Woods was interning with the NCAA in Indianapolis. Quetant gave Woods a tour of the USA Track & Field national office and introduced him to some co-workers. “He is a bright young man and is definitely doing us Springfield alum proud,” Quetant said of Woods. You are both making us proud!

    Christopher Quetant ’11 and Greg Woods ’16
    Christopher Quetant ’11 and Greg Woods ’16
  • We are thrilled to see all the alumni attending the wedding of Katie Goyette Flanagan ’12, DPT’14, and Joe Flanagan ’12, DPT’14. Present to celebrate were Zach Demers DPT’14, Kelli McMillan Pennie ’12, Chris LeSage ’12, Kimberlee Guettler LeSage ’12, Sean Edmonds ’12, Ryan Cunningham ’12, Derek Foy ’12, DPT’14, Laura Valliere Boutin ’12, Cindy Jakubowski ’12, DPT’14, Alex Harris ’12, DPT’14, Jaclyn Van Waalwijk ’12, DPT’14, and Andy Collentro ’12, DPT’14

    2012 Zach Demers, from left, Kelli McMillan Pennie, Chris LeSage, Kimberlee Guettler LeSage, Sean Edmonds, Ryan Cunningham, Derek Foy, Laura Valliere Boutin, Cindy Jakubowski, Alex Harris, Jaclyn Van Waalwijk, Andy Collentro, with bride Katie Goyette Flanagan and groom Joe Flanagan
    2012 Zach Demers, from left, Kelli McMillan Pennie, Chris LeSage, Kimberlee Guettler LeSage, Sean Edmonds, Ryan Cunningham, Derek Foy, Laura Valliere Boutin, Cindy Jakubowski, Alex Harris, Jaclyn Van Waalwijk, Andy Collentro, with bride Katie Goyette Flanagan and groom Joe Flanagan
  • Emily Hopkins ’12 has been named the girls’ lacrosse coach at Scarborough High School in Scarborough, Maine, according to the Forecaster (Falmouth, Maine).

  • Congratulations to Christopher LeSage ’12 and Kimberlee Guettler LeSage ’12, who were married on November 18, 2017. Joining them at the reception were Jake Watson ’12, Joe Flanagan ’12, DPT’14, Katie Goyette Flanagan ’12, DPT’14, Brian Sniffin ’12, DPT’15, Ashley Cannata ’12, Eric Jankowski ’12, Sarah Morgan ’12, Cody Civello ’12, Courtney Carroll ’12, Jennifer Megargel ’12, Marissa Speroni Brodeur ’12, Kaitlin Reilly Fuller ’12, G’13, and Regan Johnson ’12.

    2012 Christopher and Kimberlee Guettler LeSage and Springfield College friends
    2012 Christopher and Kimberlee Guettler LeSage and Springfield College friends
  • John Rice ’12 has been named association program director of the Hunterdon County YMCA in Flemington, N.J.

  • Eastern Michigan University has announced the hiring of Stephen Graham ’12 as an assistant coach for the gymnastics program.

  • Adam Lapointe ’13 was married to Maddy Wakelin on Oct. 21, 2017, at Highfields Golf and Country Club in Grafton, Mass. In attendance were Ryan Ux ’13, Ryan Polson ’13, Alyssa Ruta ’13, John Rice ’12, Tyler Hilbert ’12, Ryan Levine ’13, G’14, Nikki Reyen ’12, G’17, and Erin Clare Finkle Grayson ’04, G’06

    2013 Ryan Ux, from left, Ryan Polson, Alyssa Ruta, John Rice, Tyler Hilbert, Ryan Levine, Nikki Reyen, Erin Clare Finkle Grayson, and Adam Lapointe
    2013 Ryan Ux, from left, Ryan Polson, Alyssa Ruta, John Rice, Tyler Hilbert, Ryan Levine, Nikki Reyen, Erin Clare Finkle Grayson, and Adam Lapointe
  • Kaila Jimenez Soja ’13, G’14, was awarded a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant.

  • Peter Contrady ’13 has joined MOST Physical Therapy as athletic trainer for Rhinebeck High School, according to The Daily Freeman (Kingston, N.Y.).

  • Jayme Standish Verge ’16 and Colby Verge ’13 were married on Oct. 6, 2017, at the Woodwinds in Branford, Conn.

    2013 Springfield College friends at the wedding of Jayme and Colby Verge
    2013 Springfield College friends at the wedding of Jayme and Colby Verge
  • According to Gazette-Journal (Gloucester, Va.), Ron Alston, G’14, has been named athletic supervisor for Gloucester’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism department.

  • Steve D’Avria, G’14, has been named CEO of the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce, according to Gaston Gazette (Gastonia, N.C.).

  • Gabby Gaudreault ’14, current graduate assistant coach for Clemson University track and field and cross country, met up with Max Coleman, G’16; Peter Koumlelis, G’06; Vijay Saxena ’10, G’12; Henry Marra, former Springfield College women’s track and field coach; Anna Steinman, current head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach at Springfield College; Ryan O’Connell ’13, G’15; Joseph Van Gilder, G’10; and Marissa Pariseau, G’17, at the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Convention in Phoenix, Ariz

  • Kristiann Kassay ’14 and Ben Kissam ’14 teach together at Denver Discovery School, a middle school in Denver, Colo.

  • Michael McGowan ’14, DPT ’16, and Sara Boersig ’14, G’15, were married on Oct. 14, 2017.

    2014 Michael McGowan and Sara Boersig celebrate their marriage with Springfield College friends.
    2014 Michael McGowan and Sara Boersig celebrate their marriage with Springfield College friends.
  • Scott Bushey ’15, G’17, Jake Simons ’16, and Dan Sugar ’15 met up at the CFA Society Hartford Corporate 5K.

    2015 Scott Bushey, from left, Jake Simons, and Dan Sugar
    2015 Scott Bushey, from left, Jake Simons, and Dan Sugar
  • Hofstra University has announced that Justin Bentivegna, G’16, has been named assistant strength and conditioning coach.

  • According to MassLive.com , Christian Lighten ’16, G’17, has been appointed as a financial representative by Northwestern Mutual in Springfield, Mass.,

  • Lauren Peladeau ’16, DPT ’18, stayed with Kait Hanlon Anthony ’10 and her husband Curt while completing her physical therapy clinical at Live Every Day. Lauren said, “I am grateful for this Springfield alumna’s hospitality and willingness to give back to students. Thank you, Kait, for your help!”

  • During Hajj, the first day of Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Jamal Rashwan ’15 directed responses to the health emergencies of the 1.4 million pilgrims. He worked 16 and 20 hour shifts, helping people from every country. Muslims perform Hajj to cleanse their souls and revive their relationship with God.

    2015 Mohammed Jamal Rashwan
    2015 Mohammed Jamal Rashwan
  • Strength in Numbers

    Strength in Numbers
    HOW A GROUP OF MOTIVATED ALUMNI JOINED TOGETHER IN A BOLD NEW EFFORT TO INCREASE ENROLLMENT

    To help ensure the long-term stability of the College, a group of alumni have partnered with Springfield College to pilot a model aimed at increasing student enrollment in out-of-region markets by leveraging key relationships with alumni and like-minded organizations. READ MORE

  • Matthew LaCroix ’17, after his first year teaching at Clifford Granger School in Agawam, Mass., has been honored with the 2018 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award. Good work, Matthew

  • Thank you to Jordyn Moquin ’17, from MassMutual; Kelsey Clemons ’15, from Guardian Insurance; Sara Burrington, G’12, from the city of Springfield; Joe Caposella ’16, from Travelers Insurance, and Meghan Porter ’16, from Farm Credit Financial Partners, who returned to campus for “Internship Networking, Making Connections!” hosted by the Career Center.

    2017 Jordyn Moquin, Kelsey Clemons, Sara Burrington, Joe Caposella, and Meghan Porter
    2017 Jordyn Moquin, Kelsey Clemons, Sara Burrington, Joe Caposella, and Meghan Porter
  • Lauren Peladeau ’16, DPT ’18, stayed with Kait Hanlon Anthony ’10 and her husband Curt while completing her physical therapy clinical at Live Every Day. Lauren said, “I am grateful for this Springfield alumna’s hospitality and willingness to give back to students. Thank you, Kait, for your help!”

    2016 Lauren Peladeau, center, with Curt and Kait Hanlon Anthony
    2016 Lauren Peladeau, center, with Curt and Kait Hanlon Anthony