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Deborah Robinson graduated
from Florida Atlantic university in
December 2008 with a master’s
degree in Educational Leadership. She
was admitted into the Ph.D. program
in Educational Leadership–Higher
In Memory of Our Fellow Alumni Marianne Graham Green class of ’79
Education in January 2009.
The following members of our alumni family have passed on and will be remembered warmly by their friends, family, and alma mater. mini-reunion Sarah Soule is enjoying her job as
Director of Admissions and College
July 26, 2009. In addition to host Counseling at the Vermont Commons
’43 ’65 ’75 “Bramo,” those in attendance from School in South Burlington, VT. Vermont
Lisa A. Haggett
North House included Don and Robin Commons was founded by Champlain’s
Northfield, VT, February 25, 2009 beatrice (Adams) Walker Joseph A. Cioffi Thomas McAndrew
Poirot; Kevin “Jake” Jean, and Austin former president Robert Skiff. She
Morrisville, VT, May 7, 2009 Hinesburg, VT, April 7, 2009 Barre, VT, July 11, 2009
’31 burrell; Jim, barbara, Matthew, and formerly worked for 20 years in
’48 ’66 ’76 Rachel braun; brian Hazen and Gina Champlain’s Admissions office recruiting A reunion of a group of Champlain alums who lived in private housing at
Thelma S. Loop
Gresham; Jeff “Jabba” Jalowiecki; students and is now enjoying being on 155 Loomis Street with Helen “Ma” Simino in the mid 1980s. She passed
North Haverhill, NH, May 24, 2009 Francis Joseph Mullins Theresa (Paquette) Fude Ricarda (Wilkins) Siska Dick Wobby; and North House frequent “the other side of the desk” and sending away last September at the age of 92, but her memory lives in on in the
Moretown, VT, August 11, 2009 Lansing, MI, June 20, 2009 Franklin Lakes, NJ, February 27, 2009 guests brad and Kim Arel. Ward Hall
’34 students to Champlain! stories! In this picture from left to right are some of “Ma’s boys”: Dana
’59 John Kendrick was represented by hostess Val Abramo; Geno ’85, White River Junction, VT; Rich Long ’85, Colchester, VT; Lee
Amy Woodbury Patterson ’82 ’83
Williston, VT, March 30, 2009 Ann (Gorman) and Steve burke; and Whipple, Largo, FL (Lee is Helen’s nephew who was a frequent visitor to
Burlington, VT, April 26, 2009 Edward boyajian Suzanne (Dugdale) bashaw Laurie (Mercure) and bill Keating. NEWS Simino House back in the day. He has been a lifelong friend to this group);
(see profile below) Williston, VT, February 18, 2009 ’72 West Windsor, VT, May 1, 2009 The sole representatives from Hill Hall Wayne bronson ’85, Essex Junction, VT; Jim Garner ‘84, Richmond, VT;
Gene D. Cloutier is a financial
David Stecklare were Marianne (Graham) “Coilz” and bill bennion ’85, Jonesborough, TN.
’35 ’60 Faculty specialist at Fletcher Allen Health Care,
May 13, 1996 and Rob Green. While disappointed responsible for peri-op OR and supply
Don Towers Paul Plante David Griffiths New Hampshire in the town of Hooksett. ’90
that some friends couldn’t make it chain areas of the hospital.
Burlington, VT, December 24, 2008 Burlington, VT, February 25, 2009 ’73 Adjunct instructor in the Arts & and the group couldn’t last through an He works for the Job Corps Program as NEWS
Sciences division for 10 years, all-nighter like the old days, attendees ’84 an admissions counselor and has been Robert M. DiNapoli opened
’63 Robert Jolley doing so for 10 years. He is on Facebook
Burlington, VT, February 28, 2009 July 20, 2009 determined that 30 years was simply NEWS Feathering the Nest, a home furnishing
Wayne De Forge too long to wait to get together! Everyone if anyone would like to catch up. He store, in Bristol, VT. The store offers
Shelli Guay joined the board of would love to hear from old friends.
Iverness, FL, March 7, 2009 enjoyed recalling memories while looking directors for the March of Dimes furniture, home goods, and decorative
at old pictures and the 1978 yearbook. Vermont Chapter on June 2. Guay ’86 items. Before that, DiNapoli worked
On Sunday, Jake, Ann, and Marianne became involved as a volunteer with the as a bread baker and barista at the
Amy W. Patterson, Class of ’34—A pioneering Chittenden Bank. She advanced to the position of MARRIAGE
were lucky enough to have tickets for March of Dimes in 2004 and is currently Bristol Bakery and Almost Home
Stacey (TanCreti) Greene and
Vermont businesswoman and longtime friend of senior vice president and corporate secretary before Vermont Day at Fenway! Future reunions the media director and finance manager Market. DiNapoli has experience in retail
Theodore J. Kegelman III,
Champlain College, Amy W. Patterson, 94, passed retiring on December 14, 1984—after 41 years with will be planned. Look for members and at PostScript, Inc., in Burlington, VT. management and owned and operated
Feb. 14, 2009.
information on Facebook! Lorena Patria is still employed by Dreamscapes, a landscaping business,
away in Burlington, Vermont, on Sunday, April 26, the bank.
Gerald LaFoy has been appointed as the State of New Hampshire Judicial ’88 for 13 years.
2009. A trustee on Champlain’s board from 1970 An avid gardener and collector of fine china,
President of L-3 Avionics Systems, which Branch—23 years as an official court NEWS
to 1984, she was born in Shrewsbury, Vermont, on Patterson also held varied interests in her community. ’91
is part of L-3 Communication’s Aviation reporter at Superior Court and deputy
November 19, 1914, and attended Middlebury High Mike and Jill Diemer announced NEWS
Her kind, generous, and altruistic manner made her Products business area. In this role, clerk at Keene District Court for the the completion of their latest project,
School, graduating with the class of 1932. She then a valued member of the Bridport Historical Society, LaFoy will oversee all aspects of the L-3 last year. She says there is never a Katherine W. Campbell and her
Clock Tower Square. Located on the
attended Burlington Business College—the name Avionics Systems business, which is a dull moment! Her two sons, Tyler and husband, Chad, have lived in Wrentham,
the Order of the Eastern Star Temple Chapter 75, the Burlington/South Burlington line,
leading supplier of avionics products Griffin, attend Keene State and Wheaton MA, for the past two years with their
of what is today Champlain College—graduating in Burlington Business and Professional Women’s Club, the 14-unit building consists of two-
for the general aviation, business jet, College, respectively. She is reliving her three small children and golden retriever.
the class of 1934. Her career milestones included and the Congregational Church of Bridport—of which and three-bedroom suites available for
military, and commercial air transport Champlain years vicariously through They just celebrated their fifth wedding
becoming the first female bank officer in the state rent. The building is dedicated to Mike’s
she was the oldest living member. markets. LaFoy has over 25 years of them! She is ready for another round anniversary.
brother, Jeff Rodliff ’05, who tragically
of Vermont in January 1949 as an employee of the aviation industry experience in the areas of college tours this summer with her died in 2005. Tarina A. Cozza is a registered nurse
of operations, manufacturing, and MRO. daughter, Olivia. at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
’89 Her son, Sean Jr., celebrated his first
’69 ’70 ’72 ’80 ’85 birthday on June 20, 2009. His big
NEWS NEWS ENGAGEMENT brother Dakota is graduating from sixth
NEWS NEWS Katy blue is riding across the country
Anita Lotto is a member of the Wayne A. bronson and Melissa R. grade this year.
John Crinka retired from Northwest Claire L. LaForce has been hired as Michele (Cross) Stradley from her home in Starksboro, VT, to
Airlines after 31 years of flying. He Cambridge Area Rotary and is working Richardson, September 6, 2009. Seattle, WA, in June 2010 to raise Sarah L. Howrigan has joined the
a medical librarian at Rutland Regional retired May 31, 2007, after 33
estimates that he flew approximately as a senior loan officer at Mortgage NEWS $50,000 for the MS Society. She is team at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel
Medical Center. years’ work as an accounting
600,000 to 650,000 miles per year. He Financial in Colchester, VT. Donald Flood worked for the Orleans doing this in honor of her dad, Bob Blue, and Conference Center, working with
supervisor and director of
is enjoying his retirement, playing tennis County Sheriff’s Department as a patrol who had MS and passed away in 2006. local travel buyers on business travel
administrative services for the ’81
and golf several times a week and also ’71 Department of Social Services for officer for seven years. He then left and Check out the Vermont Chapter of the to Burlington.
piloting small airplanes. Essex County in New York. NEWS returned to school and completed his National MS Society online to read more Jennifer McGrath has reopened
bradley Ferland ’79 and Maura
Angelo W. Finelli, CPCu, CIC, was NEWS Crandall’s daughter, Chelsea Jeanne Diane (Dutil) Kerbaugh recently B.A. in Human Services Counseling from about it. the family restaurant, the Rotisserie,
elected president of the Vermont Wendell b. Farrell has turned his ’79 sold her business, Vermont Panurgy. Lyndon State College in 1995. Now he Niki Curry, an independent after an electrical fire destroyed it
Insurance Agents Association (VIAA) at furniture store, Wendell’s Furniture, over NEWS The business provided comprehensive is married to a wonderful lady, Jennifer, Tupperware consultant and owner of last May. She and Sean McGrath also
the 103rd convention on June 15 at to his two children, Tara and Ryan, in bIRTH A few close friends and members of the business-focused IT solutions such as with three boys of his own (ages 17, 12, “TupperDiva” in Bedford, MA, celebrated own a neighborhood food service
the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes. order to retire. He plans to spend his bradley Ferland and Maura Crandall, Class of 1979 had a 30th reunion get- training; network design, integration, and and 6) and three stepchildren (two girls two milestones recently—the first business, Marco’s Pizza. Among other
Finelli is currently a co-owner of the golden years riding his Harley or cruising a daughter, Chelsea Jeanne Crandall together at the home of Mark and Valerie support; hardware and software sales; and a boy, 14, 8, 17). They also have a anniversary of her part-time business holdings, the couple extended their food
Allen Agency, Inc. in his 32-foot Winnebago. Ferland, July 29, 2009. (Degan) Abramo in Medway, MA, on and Web site and database development. dog and two cats. They live in Southern and her 40th birthday! businesses to Shelburne in 1996, where
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they provided deli and takeout services
for a time and opened a second Marco’s
Pizza when an appropriate space opened
Erin Quinn and Francois Lefebvre,
August 30, 2009.
Stephen Stewart and Kayla Thibodeau,
a Variety of
Heidi (Perrotte) Dinco and Steven
up in 2004. Dinco, a daughter, Sarah Marie Dinco, MARRIAGES
John Raphael recently began cooking ’94 Ryan Driscoll and Kimberly Small,
Winooski, VT, June 22, 2009.
for the famous country inn Edson Hill
Manor in Stowe, Vermont.
Kathleen Sullivan-bailey, after ’99
June 2008, at the Port of Miami, aboard
the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Events Put on
earning an A.S. from Champlain College,
achieved a successful career in marketing
and media communications. In 2001,
Angela (Frizzell) LaPlante and
Edward Sanders and Jill Perrotte,
February 20, 2009.
Dana LaPlante, a daughter, Kaelin,
she went back to school, earning a February 8, 2009. NEWS
B.A. in American Studies and Women’s ENGAGEMENT Rheal J. Gagnon of Colchester
Studies at Smith College in 2005. She Nathan D. Grant and Heather Marie has been promoted to director of
then went on to earn her graduate degree Drown, September 2009. FBO Services at Heritage Aviation at
from Dartmouth College in 2007. She Burlington International Airport. Gagnon Alumni enjoy a variety of events—a Lake
will begin a teaching career in the fall first started at Heritage Aviation Flight
Angela (Frizzell) LaPlante is currently Monsters game and bbQ; a night at the
semester with the university of Northern in 2000 as a commercial fueler and
Colorado as a professor of Women’s
working as a service coordinator at Lyric Theatre; a Habitat for Humanity
Northeast Kingdom Human Services in de-icer and has most recently held the
Studies. workday in Milton, VT; the South End Art
Emily Saralynn Reng Newport, VT. position of line services manager for
Hop; an evening at the Mozart Festival; a
’95 Matthew E. Mullen owns and operates Heritage Flight.
Lauren (Judge) McIntosh and
trip to NYC to see Wicked on broadway;
’92 bIRTH the Cotton Candy Connection, in business and two nights at Fenway Park cheering
for two years. He now supplies about a husband Kevin McIntosh are currently
bIRTH Nicole (botelho) Kittell and residing in Falmouth, MA, with their on the boston Red Sox! Watch the alumni
dozen retail spaces and ski resorts with
William Reng and Nancy Reng, a Kregg Kittell a son, Elliot Dale Kittell, new baby, Savannah Rose, and their Web site, www.alumni.champlain.edu,
fresh bags or tubs of the sweet stuff. He
daughter, Emily Saralynn Reng, July 1, 2009. husky, Azula. for information on upcoming events
also sells the treat to groups who mark it
February 1, 2009. ENGAGEMENT Thomas E. Peterson of Peterson including Alumni Weekend (October
up for fundraisers.
NEWS Marie A. bergeron is engaged to Consulting has been certified as a 23–25), Lyric Theatre’s fall production of
Debra A. Sioufi is a doctor of
Steve Gonneville of Dayton, ME. They Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Nancy I. Detwiler-Kenney made chiropractic at Sioufi Chiropractic & The Full Monty (November 13), and other
will be married at St Joseph’s Church in Design (LEED) Accredited Professional
a career change in 2008 and started Shiatsu Clinic, LLC, in Berlin, VT. great activities!
Biddeford, ME, in September 2009. (AP) by the u.S. Green Building
an online business directory for the
furniture industry. Futures Furniture NEWS ’00 Council. A LEED AP has demonstrated
Business Directory has a mission to Alissa T. Rollins was named 2008 bIRTHS the knowledge of skills necessary to
raise awareness about the furniture Employee of the Year at the Doubletree Jami (Morgan) Daigle and Michael participate in the design process, support The class of 2009
industry on a “green scale” and connect Hotel Burlington. Daigle, a son, Charlie Austin Daigle, June and encourage integrated design, and enjoys graduation
the consumer with the designers, 26, 2009. streamline the LEED application and and events during
’96 certification process.
artisans, and manufacturers that Senior Week 2009!
incorporate environmentally sound bIRTH
Chad R. Eaton and Sheila Eaton, a son, ’01
methods and craftsmanship into their
work. The directory focuses on furniture Connor Reeves Eaton, July 9, 2009. bIRTHS
and furnishings for the residential, MARRIAGE Seth Harlow and Andrea (Lemon)
commercial, or industrial space. In Michelle F. Whitten and Michael Harlow, a son, Alexander William Harlow,
addition, her company was invited to Munjone, February 21, 2009. June 19, 2009.
represent Green Interiors at the 2009 Candace (Wells) Lafreniere and
Yampa Valley Sustainability Summit in Gerald Lafreniere, a daughter, Reagan
September, where it showcased eco- Maire, Starksboro, VT, May 29, 2009.
friendly furniture. Lastly, she was recently MARRIAGE
awarded her substitute-teaching license Lauren (Judge) McIntosh ’00 and
husband Kevin, with daughter Monique A. Dufresne and Timothy
for the State of Colorado. Elonis, May 29, 2009.
William P. Reng is working for the NEWS
Asbury Park Police Department and is in Lauren (Judge) McIntosh and Kevin
Susan bradish is the secretarial
charge of all fatal-accident investigations. McIntosh, a daughter, Savannah Rose
coordinator/LNA at Rutland Regional
He is also a traffic safety officer for the McIntosh, January 20, 2009.
city of Asbury Park, a member of the Walker Dixon
Monmouth County Traffic Association, ’02
and a member of the New Jersey Fatal
Investigators Association. In addition to
breana buttrick and A.J. Fucile, a
all this, he is lieutenant of the Allenhurst bIRTH
daughter, Lily Clara, Essex Junction, VT,
Fire Department (AFD), a member of the Kathryn (King) Cyr and Clinton Cyr, a
May 10, 2009.
underwater Search Rescue and Recovery daughter, Julia Grace Cyr, July 17, 2009.
unit, a training officer at AFD, and an Eve (Marshall) Shepard and Matthew
Joanne (Hanley) Dixon and Allen
assistant instructor for the New Jersey Shepard, a daughter, Sadie Rosamond
Dixon, a son, Walker Scott Dixon, March
Emergency Medical Technician unit. Shepard, July 12, 2009.
NEWS benjamin J. Howard and Melissa N.
’93 Terrell baker will be inducted into the Ryan Driscoll ’00 and Kimberly Branco, fall 2010.
ENGAGEMENT New England Basketball Hall of Fame Small at their June 2008 wedding MARRIAGES
Richard T. Pollard and Stephanie M. October 9, 2009, in the Junior College aboard the Royal Caribbean Liberty Daniel J. Crossman and Tammy
Rouillard. Men’s Player category. of the Seas cruise ship Lockwood ’05, May 30, 2009.
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ENGAGEMENTS successfully Matthew P. Wheatley and Tiffany
Diane M. Hall and Adam Acquilla. completed the Howard.
Scott Hendela and Jessica Fulton ’07, Professional Tyler J. Yandow and Erin Layman,
Fall 2010. Certificate in June 2009.
Melanie Ingalls and Joseph Smith. Leadership and MARRIAGES
Management Adam C.
through the berberich and
Vermont Jenny Williams,
Meredith Walker Business August 14, 2009.
’05 and Josh Center. The Robert b.
Eric O’Connell ’02 with his
McCullough ’04 program, run by Demaine and
girlfriend, Sarah, in Florida
the university of Richalie Ann
MARRIAGES Vermont, is unique in that it focuses on Griffith, April 11, Adam C. berberich
Daniel J. Crossman and Tammy key concepts, vocabulary, and analytical 2009. and his wife, Jenny
Lockwood ’05, May 30, 2009. tools essential for effective management Tammy Williams, on their
Alexa Nash and James Smrdel, July and strategic decision making. Lockwood and August 2009
12, 2008. Gail J. Mitchell went on a trip to Daniel Crossman wedding day
Michael J. Savioli and Ann Marcy ’06, Holland for two weeks in March—visiting ’02, May 30,
Tricia Gustafson, Woodbury ’03
August 15, 2009. a friend she met during the study abroad 2009.
grad, and her daughter Hanna
NEWS program she did in 2002–2003 in NEWS
Eric O’Connell, after earning his NEWS Southampton,
John J. Ciempa has returned to
associate’s degree from Champlain, Tricia Gustafson enjoys spending England.
Champlain College to pursue a master of
transferred to Springfield College in time with her daughter, Hanna, and Gail has also
science degree in Managing Innovation
Springfield, MA, and earned a bachelor’s is looking forward to getting back into been recently
& Information Technology. Ciempa
degree in Applied Exercise Science communications coaching and promoted to
was also nominated to vice-chair of the
in May of 2006. He is currently living mediation work. digital sales
Burlington Area Community Gardens
in Daytona Beach, FL, where he is Scott Hendela is currently living in manager at
advisory board. This board works with
attending Palmer College of Chiropractic, Hawaii and working as a respiratory News Channel
the Burlington Department of Parks
with plans to graduate in March of 2011 therapist at Queens Medical Center. 5/WPTZ and
and Recreation to oversee the operation
as a doctor of chiropractic. He lives with News Channel Gail Mitchell
Beth Fitzgerald ’78 knows how profoundly students activities coordinator. At that time, she recalls, student
Sarah, his girlfriend of 3 ½ years, and
Scott Ragone has been hired by
Guilderland Printing as the sales and
31/WNNE after ’04 and her
and success of the city’s community
gardening program. For more info, visit
can mature from the day they first step into a classroom to the activities amounted to roughly two annual events, the Snow their two cats. When he graduates he marketing manager.
having worked friend Katie in www.enjoyburlington.com/Programs/
plans to move back to the Northeast and there as a digital Zaanseschans,
day they step up to receive their diploma. In fact, Fitzgerald, Ball and the Spring Meltdown. “It was kind of a wide-open CommunityGardens.cfm.
start his own practice. ’04 sales specialist Holland
opportunity for me to do whatever I wanted to do,” she says. Sherra D. bourget joined Vermont
a senior activities planner in Champlain’s Student Activities for more than
Business Roundtable as an office
’03 two years.
department, remembers when some Champlain students were “It was kind of scary at first, but then it became second nature manager. Bourget brings a background
bIRTHS Emily P. Roleau announces the
to me.” Operating out of a partition-style office space in the in administration and graphic design to
just babies—literally—her own children among them. At the Jerimy W. Hosack and Sarah (Fisher) launch of Peak Creative LLC, a graphic
2009 commencement ceremony, she congratulated son Colin center of the student lounge, she grew the Student Activities Hosack, a daughter, Ella Grace Hosack, design/wedding invitation studio. The
Thanh “Tom” Nguyen, co-owner
June 12, 2009. company provides innovative graphic
on receiving his B.S. degree in Broadcasting and daughter program into dozens of clubs and yearly activities. The Student design and marketing solutions in the
of T&T Salon and Spa in Colchester
Heather (Ogilvie) Sprigg and Aaron and owner of M-Saigon Restaurant in
Emily on earning her MBA. Activities staff has grown from one to five members. Sprigg, a son, Aaron Travis Sprigg Jr., form of logo design, identity packages,
Burlington, has opened Cafe Window
July 29, 2009. print advertisements, Web site designs,
Fitzgerald’s involvement with the College has been a Satisfied with her success—and, yes, ready for a break brochures, and direct mail pieces.
at 97 Blakely Road at the junction of
McKenna Wright Lakeshore Drive on Malletts Bay in
family affair from Day One. After receiving her associate’s from the long hours involved in growing Student Activities— Her specialty is affordable wedding
Colchester. Nguyen said he was eager to
stationary, customized to fit a bride’s
degree in Early Childhood Education from Champlain, she Fitzgerald is rededicating her energies to providing education bIRTH
budget and personal style.
offer Colchester a year-round restaurant
Ashley (Leblanc) Wright and Jared featuring Vietnamese cuisine as well as
opened a daycare facility in Burlington and later worked and opportunities for children and young adults. While Ashley (Leblanc) Wright is teaching
Wright, a daughter, McKenna Wright, American fare.
chaperoning a Champlain College service-learning trip to an first grade in Roanoke, VA.
as a kindergarten teacher. Soon, however, she returned to March 31, 2009.
Champlain to supervise Early Childhood Education students orphanage in Tanzania in May 2009, she was inspired to develop ’05
Karen Lemire, financial operations ENGAGEMENTS
in preschool field placements. In 1991, she began working in a nonprofit organization to cultivate sustainable livelihoods in Melanie Ingalls and her fiancé specialist of the university of Vermont
Rebecca J. Danaher and Ben Colley,
Megan M. Pooler and Lukas Johnson,
the College’s campus-based child development center (a “lab the developing world (see “Class Act,” page 3). She will leave Joseph Smith Physical Plant in Burlington, VT,
June 20, 2009.
planning a fall 2010 wedding.
school,” by Fitzgerald’s description), a center where Champlain Champlain in December of this year to pursue this goal.
students could gain valuable experience working with children. The adventure on Fitzgerald’s horizon promises to be
“I have friends to this day that I had as students in the daycare, rewarding, but she knows that looking back on her Champlain
doing their student teaching there,” she says, adding that she years will remind her of what makes life and work meaningful:
also remembers colleagues’ children who were receiving care “The highlight of being at Champlain has been, hands-down,
there—and who now walk the campus as students. the relationships I’ve built with students who will be my
Fitzgerald co-ran the center, which became a kindergarten, lifelong friends,” she says, “and the satisfaction of having been
with Caroline Chaput into the ’90s before the College a part of their growth as individuals—socially, academically, in
Ann Marcy ’06 and Mike Savioli ’02, with their wedding party, made up mostly of Champlain alumni— Rebecca J. Danaher and her
dissolved it in concord with shifts in the curriculum. In 1998, leadership development, whatever it was. That’s the part I’m Jillian bradley ’06, Mark Hebert ’03, Jennifer Moskowitz ’03, Kevin Hackett ’02, Ron Ryan ’03, and Chris fiancé ben Colley, on a visit to
Fitzgerald was hired for a new part-time position as student going to miss.” —EE Girard ’03. beth Fitzgerald ’78 also did a reading during the ceremony. Santa Fe, NM
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Jessica Fulton ’07 and Michelle Girard ’07 and fiancé Timothy J. Drummond and Sarina
Cold Pizza for Breakfast
Scott Hendela ’03, recently Tyler Williams ’07, planning a Obschonka, July 2009.
engaged July 2011 wedding Ashley Morey and Tony Choiniere.
Zuzana Pajerova and Gregory Zornow,
goes back to school in the fall, he’ll be
Aleisa Nutbrown ’06 and
Philip breese ’06
the vice president of the DWC chapter
of the American Institute of Aeronautics
Heather Wells and Steven Trombley, Launching a Publishing Career My Way
June 20, 2009.
and Astronautics (AIAA), the public
affairs officer for the DWC chapter
NEWS Ian Frisch ’09
Daniel S. Famiglietti and Jillian Kristina N. baker is working for
of Silverwings, and a DOE Student
Murphy, September 2009. the Weekly Standard magazine in
Ambassador. “I have something amazing to share with you,” hollered Professor Tim Brookes in one of my Advanced
Aleisa M. Nutbrown and Phillip M. Washington, DC, as an assistant to the
Sara Driscoll was awarded the Early Journalism classes, a grin creeping toward his earlobes, his hands in front of him as if holding a beach
breese, October 2010. design director. She designs publications
Childhood Professional of the Year
MARRIAGES and has had artwork appear on ball—a gesture his students see only when his blood is really pumping. “It’s extraordinary. It’s called …
Award from Vermont’s Building Bright
Melissa baker and William Kaniecki, several of the magazine’s covers within
Futures Council in June 2009. Driscoll,
the past year. It is a weekly political print-on-demand publishing.”
January 31, 2009. owner of Giggles Family Child Care and
Ann E. Marcy and Michael Savioli David G. Deuel III ’07 and Preschool in South Burlington, VT, was
magazine, and she has been working Print-on-demand, or POD, publishing is a service in which a printing company prints and ships a
there since June 2008. Kristina lives
’02, August 15, 2009. Audrey G. barker ’07, recently awarded a national accreditation
right outside of DC in northern Virginia
certain number of books per request from either the author or a customer. The publisher is the author—
NEWS recently engaged from the National Association of Family
and is also starting her own freelance me, in this instance. I own the content. I set the price. I make money. I am a real author.
bryan D’Souza enrolled in Thunderbird Child Care. The organization offers
company, Kristina Baker Designs (www.
School of Global Management for the ’07 accreditation to providers across And it was easy. Here’s the trick: Write. Just write.
MBA program, fall 2009. Thunderbird’s the country, aiding them in raising Which is what I did as a Professional Writing student throughout my years at Champlain. Which is
bIRTH Elizabeth “betsy” McHugh is the
MBA Program in International Business is their standards of quality care. The
Heather Switser, a son, Korbin operations manager at Dominion Tech what I thought about as I sat in Brookes’s class: the thousands upon thousands of words, the dozens of
ranked #1 in the world. accreditation will earn her three stars in
Switser, February 13, 2009. Computer Services in Colchester, VT.
Christopher S. Ellingwood was
the quality rating system.
Jeremy G. Shortsleeve made
promising pieces, that I had punched into my keyboard. Writings that I was proud of. That I wanted to
promoted to a senior consultant at Berry, Jessica K. Fulton is currently living in
Audrey G. barker and David G. record-breaking time at the Vermont share in an easily accessible, professional-looking medium. Pieces already written, many of them appearing
Dunn, McNeil and Parker in Portland, Hawaii. She is attending Hawaii Pacific
Deuel III ’07. City Marathon in the hand-cycle race, in the Champlain Current newspaper, and others that I wanted to write before graduation. A short, brutally
ME. BDMP is the region’s largest CPA university in Honolulu and working
Jessica Fulton and Scott Hendela beating last year’s champion record-
firm with offices in Manchester, NH, toward her MBA in Finance. honest poem about my friend Ashley. An extensive feature about my mother, an amateur poker player. An
’03, fall 2010. holder by nearly four minutes with a
and Bangor, ME. He works in the firm’s Kristen Klein has been working
management and information technology Michelle Girard and Tyler toward her master’s degree in Special
completion time of 1 hour, 48 minutes, investigative news article about the complexities and fallacies of the Burlington housing market. A book.
Williams ’07, July 23, 2011. and 13 seconds. Shortsleeve is also a
Group, focusing on information Education and will be working as a pecial
programmer for General Dynamics. Here was my chance.
technology audits and internal control MARRIAGES educator at Saint Albans City School this
audits, specializing in lottery and para- Joshua R. Cozzens and Molly Michel, upcoming school year. She is now living
In the spring, I printed out 30-odd of my best pieces, spent a week putting final edits on them,
mutuel gambling clients. May 30, 2009. in the town of Saint Albans, VT. imported the pieces into a program called BookSmart, and created the layout.
Ashley Elizabeth Donnellan and Lee bIRTH
Nikki M. Jillson joined Davis & Col. Thomas L’Esperance is now
Brian Chaffee, July 11, 2009. Christelle bakala and Neil The worst part was yet to come, however. Waiting. Waiting for that first printed copy to arrive at my
Hodgdon Associates CPAs in Williston commander of the Vermont State Police.
NEWS Moukoueke, a son, Jesse, Winooski, VT, apartment. For a while I thought the mailman was holding it from me. But it finally came. The cover was
as an associate accountant II. She has L’Esperance began his state police
May 2, 2009.
her MBA from Southern New Hampshire Thomas A. Anacone is working career in 1987 in Brattleboro, VT. He thick with a sturdy spine, and the image-wrap tucked neatly underneath with a crisp crease. My author
university with a graduate certificate in as restaurant manager at the Hyatt ENGAGEMENTS
spent many years involved with the drug
Finance. Harborside Hotel in Boston, MA. task force and, most recently, headed Sarah L. Huppe and Steven Behun. picture and biography accented the rear flap, and all 166 pages were there. The title screamed off the cover,
Danielle P. Laberge bought her first Matthew C. brinkerhoff recently the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. NEWS white in color, bold in presentation, with an image that all college students can relate to—that would
horse in July 2007, a registered quarter joined the Stowe Area Association as a Jonathan S. Schmidt is currently Daniel G. bergeron was recently
hired as a Sales Associate for Filtrbox in
forever remind me of this part of my life, that would always represent my years as a writer in college:
horse named Investment MaeKing. Mae’s member of their marketing team. a Peace Corps volunteer serving in
coloring is unique. She is classified as Daniel S. Dionne is in the midst of a remote mountain town of Bulgaria. Boulder, CO. Cold Pizza for Breakfast.
a red dunn. LaBerge will show her this attaining a degree in both mechanical His primary assignment is tourism Stacey M. Dutil has accepted a For information on the book, visit www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/680373.
year. Mae will be two in May. Patience and aeronautical engineering from development, with an emphasis on position as an addiction treatment
is a virtue, and Danielle is so happy she Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH. sustainable development, primarily counselor at Maple Leaf Farm.
waited to buy a horse. She rides Mae’s He is currently on an internship with ecotourism. His secondary assignment Kellie N. Lamaster was recently hired
mom, so she has known Mae since she the Department of Energy (DOE) in is teaching the kids and adults English. as a sales representative at 800response
was two days old. LaBerge raised her and Cincinnati, OH, using the business skills He moved to Bulgaria for training in May, in Burlington, VT. Along with publishing his first book, Ian Frisch landed a great internship with Rolling Stone magazine.
will continue to raise her! that he learned at Champlain College, was sworn in as a volunteer July 24, Alison M. Quigley joined the Stowe To read more about his writing and his leap into the publishing world, visit www.alumni.champlain.edu/
Travis M. Mears was hired as the doing cost estimation and analysis for 2009, and will be serving until August Area Association marketing team.
resident director at the university of Puget the DOE Environmental Management 2011. You can follow his assignment at Nicholas L. Whitbeck was hired as a
Sound in Tacoma, WA. Consolidated Business Center. When he www.jontravelsforpeace.blogspot.com. sales representative for 800response.
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