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I 1965                           Broadway Piano Company                 I 1980                         I 1986
                                 in Manhattan.
Gray, Gray & Gray LLP                                                   Monson Savings Bank has        Yasmin Causer, Andover,
announced that William P.        Paul S. Tilley, Canton,                elected Stephen R.             Mass., was promoted to
Gately, Wayland, Mass., is       Mass., has been promoted               Chiacchia ’MST, Palmer,        senior financial counselor
affiliated with the firm and     to vice president and con-             Mass., trustee for a period    at Cabot Money
will help direct the Life        troller at Marr Scaffolding            of three years.                Management Inc.
Science Practice Group.          Company.
                                                                        Stratus Technologies Inc.
                                                                        announced that Maureen         I 1987
I 1967                           I 1978                                 Donnelly, Newton Lower         The Boston Junior Chamber
Dennis P. Strozzi, Cheshire,     Charles A. Wootton,                    Falls, Mass., has been         of Commerce hosted its 54th
Conn., has been elected          Camden, Maine, was pro-                named to the newly created     Ten Outstanding Young
president and named to the       moted to executive vice                position of chief accounting   Leader Awards ceremony this
board of directors of the        president and senior loan              officer.                       past May. Stuart R. Benton,
Siemon Realty Company            officer for the First                                                 North Easton, Mass., was
Group.                                                                  John L. Griffin, Tyngsboro,    among the group of 21- to
                                 National Bank of
                                                                        Mass., has become the          40-year-olds recognized for
                                 Damariscotta and executive
                                                                        fourth budget and finance      community service, profes-
I 1968                           vice president and clerk for
                                                                        director for the city of       sional accomplishments and
                                 the bank’s parent company,
SatCon Technology                                                       Lawrence.                      personal development.
                                 First National Lincoln
Corporation announced the
                                 Corporation.                           Peter Hopfe, West Boylston,
appointment of David E.
O’Neil, Holliston, Mass.,                                               Mass., has accepted the
as vice president of finance     I 1979                                 position of assistant coach
and treasurer.                                                          with the cross country and
                                 William F. Dunphy,
                                                                        track program at Embry-
                                 Attleboro, Mass., has been
                                                                        Riddle Aeronautical
I 1969                           promoted to senior vice
                                 president and chief operating
LimoLiner has named
                                 officer/chief financial officer
Peter J. Pescatore,
Cohasset, Mass., to the post
                                 of Mercury Print & Mail.               I 1981
of chief executive officer.                                             Independent Bank
                                                                        Corporation appointed
                                                                        Donna Abelli Lopolito,              Stuart R. Benton
I 1970                                                                  North Easton, Mass., to
Roger J. Foley, South                                                   its board of directors.        I 1988
Dennis, Mass., has opened                                                                              BIO-key International Inc.
his own certified public                                                                               announced the appointment
accountant practice in                                                                                 of Frank J. Cusick ’MBA,
North Chatham, Mass.                                                                                   Lexington, Mass., as vice
                                                                                                       president and chief financial
I 1973                                                                                                 officer.
Key Technology announced              William F. Dunphy
                                                                                                       James M. Kochakian,
the appointment of                                                                                     Tewksbury, Mass., vice
Ronald W. Burgess,               Financial Navigators,                                                 president for Interate
Roseburg, Ore., to the posi-     Independent Financial                                                 Mortgage Corporation in
tion of senior vice president    Planners & Investment                                                 Methuen, earned the com-
and chief financial officer.     Advisors announced the                   Donna Abelli Lopolito        pany’s Top Producer Award
                                 appointment of Robert M.                                              for 2004.
I 1974                           Maeder, Groton, Mass., as              I 1983
                                 chief financial officer.               New Hampton Inn has
Scott Sheeser, Olean, N.Y.,
is celebrating his 30th year                                            named Elaine M. Murphy,
as the founder, owner and                                               Chelmsford, Mass., as
chief financial officer of the                                          director of sales.

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I 1989                               John R. Korona ’MSF,                 Lauren, Daniel, Makenna,          I 1993
                                     North Andover, Mass., has            Nathan and Lucas.
Brian R. Curran ’94 MSA                                                                                     Peter E. Kent and his wife,
                                     been promoted to president
and his wife, Cheryl J.                                                   Citizens Financial Group          Kerry, Shrewsbury, Mass.,
                                     and chief executive officer
(Morse), Bolton, Mass.,                                                   Inc. announced the appoint-       proudly announce the birth
                                     at Mansfield Bank.
are proud to announce the                                                 ment of John E. Morgan            of their daughter, Alexis.
birth of their twin boys,                                                 ’MSF, Ashland, Mass., to
David and Matthew. The               I 1990                                                                 Brendan J. Metrano,
                                                                          the position of chief finan-
two join big brother Garrett                                                                                Norwood, Mass., has
                                     Philip D. Almquist,                  cial officer of New England
and sisters Sarah and                                                                                       earned an MBA from the
                                     Plainsboro, N.J., has                banking.
Meredith.                                                                                                   Graduate School of Business
                                     accepted a position as cate-
                                                                                                            at Columbia University.
                                     gory analyst at grocery for
Beth M. (Angeramo)
                                     Pinnacle Foods in
                                                                          I 1992
Henrick and her husband,                                                                                    Jay S. Mullen and his wife,
                                     Mountain Lakes, N.J.                 Jill (Fogarty) Allyson, Cary,
Michael, Methuen, Mass.,                                                                                    Silvia, Chandler, Ariz.,
                                                                          N.C., has joined the
are delighted to announce                                                                                   proudly announce the birth
                                     Raymond D. Doherty and               Durham (N.C.) Regional
the birth of their third child,                                                                             of their twin daughters,
                                     his wife, Karen L. (Elias),          Association of Realtors.
Michaela Elizabeth.                                                                                         Sofia and Isabella.
                                     Carpenterville, Ill., are
                                     pleased to announce the              Mary B. (Edwards)
                                     birth of their seventh child,        Marenghi and her husband,
                                     Matthew. The new arrival             Gregory, Boston, Mass.,
                                     joins siblings Nicholas,             are pleased to announce the
                                                                          birth of their son, Gregory
                                                                          Michael John.

                                       A Scrappy Businesswoman
                                       Few can successfully turn a           Stuff as a side pursuit, wary of giving up her salary as
                                       hobby into a business, but            a full-time company controller. By fall 2004, however,
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                                       Gena Barney ’91 has done              the flourishing business inspired Barney to scrap her
                                       just that. As owner of Cool           nine-to-five job and lease 4,800 square feet in a large
                                       Scrapbook Stuff, in Poway,            shopping plaza. It’s now the largest store of its kind
                                       Calif., she has turned a pas-         in the northern San Diego area.
                                       sion for preserving memories
                                                                             The inventory includes cardstock and decorative
                                       into a pile of profits.
                                                                             papers, stickers, rubber-stamping supplies, digital
                                      Barney began scrapbooking              cameras and printers, and more than 800 different col-
             as a teenager in East Glenville, N.Y., as she filled            ors and styles of scrapbooks. There are weekly how-to
             albums with collages of magazine clippings, typed               classes for customers and eight part-time employees
             captions and photos. At Bentley, she put her craft to           who help keep the shop open daily.
             work by making posters for the Alpha Psi Omega
                                                                             Ironically, Barney herself has little time to scrapbook
             drama fraternity and Hall Council Advisory Board.
                                                                             these days. Instead, she tackles smaller, quicker proj-
             “I took lots of arts classes in high school and like the        ects like making greeting cards for friends. “I’m proud
             balance between left and right brain,” says Barney, an          of my designs,” she says. “I ask my friends, ‘If you’re
             accounting grad who minored in French.                          going to throw that out, could I have it back?’”
             She turned the page from hobbyist to entrepreneur in            She credits her accounting background with helping
             1998, when she began selling scrapbook supplies out             her to succeed. “So many stores go out of business
             of the copy shop she owned with her then-husband.               because they don’t understand numbers,” Barney says.
             “I wanted to do something more girly,” she remembers.           Her advice for students picturing themselves as entre-
             Soon her fancy papers and stickers were flying off the          preneurs: “Talk to someone who already has a busi-
             shelves at a rate of $300 a week.                               ness. You don’t have to take their advice, but listen.”
                                                                             O Jennifer A. Spira
             When the couple divorced in 2000, Barney kept the
             scrapbook business. Initially, she ran Cool Scrapbook

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Nathaniel G. Palmer and             I 1994                              Barton L. Craig ’MSA,              I 1995
wife Heather, Cohasset,                                                 Providence, R.I., has been
                                    Attorney Giuseppe Bellavita                                            Joy E. (Sipos) Cayer and
Mass., are delighted to                                                 named a tax service senior
                                    ’MSCIS, Agawam, Mass.,                                                 her husband, Jeffrey,
announce the birth of a                                                 associate for Lefkowitz,
                                    has joined the Business                                                Shrewsbury, Mass., proudly
son, Nathaniel Mathias.                                                 Garfinkel, Champi &
                                    and Tax Group at Pierce                                                announce the birth of their
                                                                        DeRienzo PC.
A. Michael Primo, New               Atwood LLP.                                                            first child, Mark Andrew.
York, N.Y., has joined                                                  Brian R. Curran ’MSA, ’89
                                                                                                           Gary W. Druckenmiller Jr.
the New York office of                                                  BS and his wife, Cheryl J.
                                                                                                           and wife Jennifer (Scharper)
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart                                                  (Morse) ’89, Bolton, Mass.,
                                                                                                           ’94, West Hartford, Conn.,
Nicholson Graham LLP.                                                   are proud to announce the
                                                                                                           welcomed their second
His practice focuses on                                                 birth of their twin boys,
                                                                                                           child, Grace Marie.
investment management                                                   David and Matthew. The
and securities law.                                                     twins join big brother
                                                                        Garrett and big sisters            I 1996
Control Solutions Inter-                                                Sarah and Meredith.                David M. Emprimo, Great
national has named Timothy
                                                                                                           Barrington, Mass., has been
G. Rodrigue ’97 MST,                                                    Jennifer (Scharper) and
                                                                                                           promoted to vice presi-
Atlanta, Ga., to the post of                                            her husband, Gary W.
                                                                                                           dent/commercial loan
director for the Southeast;              Guiseppe Bellavita             Druckenmiller Jr. ’95, West
                                                                                                           officer at Berkshire Bank.
his area includes Georgia,                                              Hartford, Conn., are the
North and South Carolina,                                               proud parents of a second
Tennessee and Alabama.                                                  child, Grace Marie.

                                      A League of His Own
                                      For Jack Baird Jr. ’03, the          That dream had not come without challenges. During
                                      journey from Little League           his junior year at Bentley, Baird suffered a severe elbow
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                                      player to Bentley Falcons            injury. After undergoing ulnar collateral ligament recon-
                                      starting pitcher seemed a            struction (“Tommy John surgery” in the vernacular of
                                      natural progression. But what        baseball players and fans), he faced the very real possi-
                                      followed was a dream come            bility of not returning to the game.
                                      true. “I got the opportunity
                                                                           After extensive rehabilitation under the care of head
                                      of a lifetime,” Baird says of
                                                                           athletic trainer Brooks Farry, Baird did come back to
                                      being drafted to the minor
                                                                           pitch in his senior year and for a fifth season as a
                                      leagues in summer 2004.
                                                                           graduate student. Along with his lifelong passion for
             The former finance major was having lunch with                baseball, Baird credits his return to the team effort
             co-workers from Wellington Management Company in              of Farry, baseball coach Bob DeFelice, and assistant
             Boston when the call came. He was tapped to try out           coach Kevin Loftus.
             for the New Jersey Cardinals, the Class A New York–Penn
                                                                           “For me, there was never a choice to stop playing base-
             League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The league
                                                                           ball,” says Baird, whose comeback was strong enough
             comprises 14 teams from New York, Pennsylvania,
                                                                           to land him a spot in professional baseball. “It’s all I
             Vermont, Maryland and Ohio.
                                                                           ever knew.”
             Without a second thought, Baird put his finance career
                                                                           Today, Baird is back at Wellington — with great memo-
             on hold. The following morning, he made the road trip
                                                                           ries of a dream fulfilled. Sounding like a kid who just
             to Augusta, New Jersey. “I tried out Tuesday morning
                                                                           pitched his first no-hitter, he says that the experience
             and signed Tuesday night,” he says of becoming the
                                                                           taught him a fundamental lesson: “If there’s something
             team’s No. 8.
                                                                           you love, never give up on it.” O Kristen Walsh
             When he walked out onto the mound, he says, the
             satisfaction was unforgettable. “I got to do what every
             little kid dreams about.”

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Aivars Linarts, Brookline,      Kenneth R. Viciana and his           Winthrop, Mass., resident       Marriages:
Mass., has joined Coldwell      wife, Amanda B. (Baker) ’97,         was a cast member of the        Amanda J. Baker to
Banker Residential Brokerage.   Dracut, Mass. proudly                CBS hit television show         Andrew C. Erickson,
He will provide residential     announce the birth of a              Survivor: Vanuatu.              Gardner, Mass.
real estate services in         daughter, Eva Margaret.
Brookline and surrounding                                            Travis J. Jacobs, Somerville,   Joseph J. Freda ’MBA to
communities.                                                         Mass., earned a master’s        Erika Alvarez, Waltham,
                                I 2000                               degree at the London School     Mass.
Chad J. Rossi and his wife,     Emilio N. Colapietro ’MST,           of Economics and now
Shanna E. (Buckley),            Johnston, R.I., has been             attends Suffolk University      Stephen H. Griffin ’MBA
Bridgewater, Mass., are         named partner in the                 Law School. He also co-         to Julie Shevchuk, Quincy,
pleased to announce the         Accounting and Auditing              directs the Boston chapter      Mass.
birth of a son, Nicholas.       Department at DiSanto                of the London School
                                                                                                     Tara A. Kelly ’MBA to
                                Priest & Co.                         of Economics Alumni
                                                                                                     Christopher J. Roberts,
I 1997                          Adriann B. Lipper, Quincy,                                           Bellingham, Mass.
Amanda B. (Baker) and           Mass., has joined the real           LCDR Richard F. Roncone
her husband, Kenneth R.         estate sales team at Ford &          ’MSCIS, Colchester, Conn.,      I 2004
Viciana ’99, Dracut, Mass.,     Ford Realty in Quincy.               has been selected as the
                                                                     chief information officer       Michael F. Pierce ’MBA,
welcomed a baby girl, Eva
                                Paula M. Murphy,                     at the U.S. Coast Guard         ’00 BS, Woburn, Mass., has
                                Watertown, Mass., has                Academy in New London,          joined Cingular Wireless as
Control Solutions               joined Cytyc Corporation as          Conn.                           finance manager for the
International has named         a human resource generalist.                                         Northeast region. In this
Timothy G. Rodrigue ’MST,                                                                            corporate role, Pierce will
’93 BS, Atlanta, Ga., direc-    Michael F. Pierce ’04                I 2002                          be responsible for all busi-
tor for the Southeast; his      MBA, Woburn, Mass., has              Marriages:                      ness from Maine to New
area includes Georgia,          accepted the position of             M.J. DiBerardino to             Jersey. Previously, he was
North and South Carolina,       finance manager of the               Kimberly Nguyen,                a senior financial planner
Tennessee and Alabama.          Northeast region for                 Newington, Conn.                at Raytheon.
                                Cingular Wireless. In this
Marriages:                      corporate role, Pierce will
Jeffrey R. Gonski to            be responsible for all busi-         I 2003
Stephanie L. Galvani, West      ness from Maine to New               Michael E. Sullivan,
Roxbury, Mass.                  Jersey. Previously, he was a         Norwood, Mass., has been
                                senior financial planner at          promoted to the position of
Michael L. Klarman to           Raytheon.                            mortgage consultant in the
Katy D. O’Connor ’98,                                                Weymouth office of the
New York, N.Y.                  Leah J. Szlatenyi ’GFP,              Mount Vernon Mortgage
                                Cranston, R.I., has been             Corporation.
                                named director of business
I 1998                          valuation and litigation sup-
Marriages:                      port services at DiSanto                                                  Michael F. Pierce
Katy D. O’Connor to             Priest & Company.
Michael L. Klarman ’97,
New York, N.Y.                  Marriages:                                                           I 2005
                                Heather L. Daley to Ryan                                             Cherie M. Tripp ’MSCF,
                                M. Wagner, North Easton,                                             Hopkinton, Mass., has
I 1999                          Mass.                                                                accepted the post of com-
Christine L. (Flaherty)                                                                              mercial credit analyst at
Boutin and her husband,                                                                              Clinton Savings Bank.
Sean, Haverhill, Mass.,         I 2001
welcomed the birth of a         Brook J. Geraghty has
son, Cameron.                   joined Highland Real Estate              Michael E. Sullivan
                                as a sales associate. The

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C ongratulations!

Katy O’Connor ’98 and Michael Klarman ’97 were                  Scott L. Grimes ’96 and Vanessa L. Sikkema ’98 were married on Saturday, September 11, 2004, and
married on October 24, 2004, at the Wequassett Inn              celebrated with many Bentley classmates and friends. Pictured with the couple are (back row, l. to r.)
in Chatham, Mass., with a large group of Bentley                John Holjes Jr., Jose V. Fernandez ’96, Jessica Townsend, Bonnie E. Gerrish ’98, Aaron J. Ferri ’96, Bill
friends in attendance.                                          Carter, Brendan McKenna ’96, James Kim, Patty (Stefanou) McKenna ’97, and Gregory A. Sachs ’96.

Bethany J. Lussier ’99, ’03 MBA married Paul Smith on January 15, 2005, in
Manchester, N.H. After the ceremony, the couple celebrated at Fratello’s restaurant                  Joseph J. Freda ’03 MBA and Erika Alvarez were married on
with family and friends, including many of the bride’s Bentley classmates.                           January 25, 2005, at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nev.

Jeffrey R. Gonski ’97 wed Stephanie L. Galvani in
St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, on Saturday,           Laura Iskenderian ’97 and Erik Tumasz ’96 were married on September 18, 2004, in Manchester-by-
February 19, 2005. The couple honeymooned for a                  the-Sea, Mass. Family and friends, including 25 Bentley alumni, attended the couple’s reception at
week on St. John, V.I.                                           Glen Magna Farms in Danvers, Mass.


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