Report from Newport
Vol. 36 No. 3 Summer 2010
PUBLISHERS: Michael Semenza
University Relations & Advancement
Associate Vice President, University Relations
& Chief Communications Officer
EDITOR: Deborah Herz ’80, ’92 (M)
Managing Editor of Publications,
Office of University Relations
DESIGN & PRODUCTION: Jan Goodland Metz
ASSOCIATES: Mary Edwards ’86, Editorial Associate
Christine Lalli, Research Associate
Elaine Powrie, Class Notes Editor
Josie Rock, Editorial Associate
CONTRIBUTORS: Maria Bernier
Matthias Boxler ’04 (M)
Katherine Brezina ’01
Mary Edwards ’86
Olya Kalatsei ’10
Stephen Kumnick ’03, ’10 (M)
Jan Goodland Metz
Emily Sirois ’04
Tara Watkins ’00
PHOTOGRAPHY: Katherine Brezina ’01
Marianne Groszko Lee ’01
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ABOUT THE COVER: Peter Pellegrini ’12 and Lauren Cotta ’10 practice sailing on Narragansett Bay Oct. 6, 2009.
They and their teammates finished 12th in the nation June 3 at the Intercollegiate Sailing
Association/Gill Coed Dinghy Championships in Madison, Wis. Please see story on page
27. Photo by Andrea Hansen.
Report From Newport, the magazine of Salve Regina University. Summer 2010
Congratulations to the Class of 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Salve Regina awards 683 degrees at 60th commencement.
By Matthias Boxler ’04 (M)
Leaving Their Mark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Members of the Class of 2010 carry on the legacy their parents began.
By Emily Sirois ’04
The Great Debate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Graduates and faculty discuss the changing face of health care.
By Mary Edwards ’86
Old Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Alumni return to campus to celebrate Reunion Weekend.
By Tara Watkins ’00
Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Sailing finishes 12th in the nation, men’s tennis takes home the crown, and the
baseball team sees championship action.
By Peter DiVito
Campus & Student News
Campus News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
The gallery is named in honor of Dorrance H. Hamilton, campus events raise
$16,000 for Haiti’s earthquake victims and the bookstore rents out textbooks for
Campus Conversations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Looking on the Bright Side
Meet Beata Jones, Class of 2010 valedictorian.
Alumni News & Notes
Class Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Sally Olohan ’88 (M) receives an award from Queen Elizabeth II for her service
to higher education, former English major Cheryl Hackett ’87, ’89 (M) publishes
a book on Newport’s Shingle-Style architecture and breast cancer survivor Sonja
Integlia Boyland ’85 advises women to be their own advocates.
Philanthropy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
The Gift of Faith
Alumni pledge their support for the new Our Lady of Mercy Chapel.
By Martha Smith
2 CAMPUS NEWS AND NOTES
A Day at the Fair
Students and alumni attend annual Career and Graduate School Fair.
Craig Hughes ’97, ’02 (M.B.A.) (right), a partner with New York Merideth Bonvino ’10 (left) and Francesca Scutari ’11
Life, meets students during the Career and Graduate School search for various companies during the annual Career Fair.
Fair March 24.
ackets, suits and ties came out of the closet March 24, as candidates to fill open positions in their companies.
J students headed to the Career and Graduate School Fair
at the Rodgers Recreation Center to meet recruiters –12 of
whom were alumni – from 50 companies.
MEDITECH, based in Westwood, Mass., hires many Salve
Regina graduates, including Lindsay Blais ’09, an application
specialist for the company’s pharmacy division. Blais said her
“It’s a challenging job market for undergraduates right organization is looking for computer programmers and stu-
now,” said Michael Wisnewski, director of career develop- dents with great public speaking and problem-solving skills
ment. “National unemployment is steady at approximately 9.5 who are willing to travel.
percent, and in Robert Carvalho ’00, sales manager for UniFirst, is look-
Rhode Island that ing for something a little different in potential employees.
figure is nearer to He looks for candidates who are outgoing and self-confi-
12 percent.” dent. “The most notable thing I look for in recent or
In the wake upcoming grads is the ability to muster the courage to walk
of an extremely right up to someone, extend their hand and start a conver-
limited job mar- sation,” he said. “Being able to command attention and
ket, students were determine the flow of a conversation is critical in sales.
unsure of what to These characteristics and traits are what I look for, because
expect, but many the product knowledge and sales process can be trained.
were pleasantly Competitiveness, drive and determination needs to come
surprised. Some from within.”
Andrea Sinopoli ’95 (center), supervisor of were even called Other alumni who attended the fair were Peter Clifford ’04
recruiting for MEDITECH, visits with students back for inter- from Towerstream, Karen Rasmussen Flannery ’93 and Christy
at the Career and Graduate School Fair. views. Ashworth McGee ’95 from the Key Program, Craig Hughes
“Since the fair, ’97, ’02 (M.B.A.) from New York Life, Stephen Kumnick ’03,
several students ’10 (M) from Salve Regina’s office of alumni/parent programs,
have been offered interviews for summer internships and full- Cheryl Lemenager ’09, ’10 (M) from AmeriCorps Vista,
time positions, which is refreshing to see in a tight job mar- Thomas Lewis ’00 from The Newport Experience, John “Jack”
ket,” said Christopher Pinault, assistant director of career McMahon ’80 (M) from the Veterans Administration, Andrea
development. “A couple of employers followed up with on- Sinopoli ’95 from MEDITECH and Michael Walsh ’08 from Ver-
campus interviews to individually meet with students they izon Wireless.
Photos by Andrea Hansen.
met at the fair.” “Our career development office offers many resources for
For the first time, the fair was attended by representatives students to help them prepare for the real world,” Wisnewski
from graduate schools. “Sixteen schools were represented, added. “We are happy to work with students – and alumni –
and those participants offered a nice blend of opportunities,” at any point in their job search.”
Many alumni rely on the annual career fair to find quality – Danielle Leitao ’10 contributed to this article.
Olya Kalatsei ’10 displays her children’s book illustrations Amanda Grearson ’10 won Best in Show at the Senior Art Show
at the Senior Art Show opening reception April 21. for her photograph exhibit, “Idyllic Pastures.”
Seniors Exhibit Artwork
Annual show features work of 21 art majors.
dyllic Pastures,” a photo exhibit by Amanda show for her exhibit of children’s book illustrations, “I Saw
“I Grearson ’10, won Best in Show at the Senior Art
Show, held April 21-May 16. Grearson’s exhibit
addressed animal rights through pastoral farm scenes.
You at the Zoo.”
In all, 21 seniors majoring in studio art and interactive
communication technology participated in the exhibit,
“The idyllic photographs juxtapose the harsh reality of which included everything from an installation of ruby
factory farming,” Grearson said. slippers and a yellow brick road made of butter sticks to
Olya Kalatsei ’10 won the Department of Art award at the animated comics, paintings and handmade books.
Gallery Named in Honor of
Dorrance H. Hamilton
Salve Regina celebrates philanthropist and patron of the arts.
he University Gallery, located at the
T corner of Lawrence and Leroy Avenues in
Mercy Hall at the Antone Academic
Center, has been named in honor of Dorrance H.
Photos by Andrea Hansen and Katherine Horoschak.
Hamilton, patron of the arts and longtime friend
of the University.
Hamilton donated $1 million toward the
restoration and renovation of the former Wet-
more carriage house and stables into the Antone
Academic Center for Culture and the Arts.
“Mrs. Hamilton’s name in the art world and
her deep connection to Newport will enable us
to draw on a greater range of artists and exhibits
as well as visitors,” said Craig Coonrod, gallery
Gallery director Craig Coonrod helps hang the new sign
above the gallery’s main entrance.
4 CAMPUS NEWS AND NOTES
Our Senior Year
Students present senior theses.
Presenting their senior theses Feb. 27 were politics majors
and Class of 2010 graduates (front row, from left) James
May, Nicole Warren, Lurcia Bounsana, Roland Jacob, Thirty-three English majors presented their senior theses April
Andrew Gould, (middle row, from left) Michael Lalli, 22-24, on topics ranging from Charlotte Bronte to how Twitter
Dorothy Shofner, Kathryn Corridan, Rebecca Bernard and is changing the relationship between celebrities and their fans.
(back row, from left) Courtney Coan, Jennifer Ehlinger,
Molly Brophy and Dakota Hebert.
Students volunteer at local Boys & Girls Club.
Nicole Collins ’10 scrubs cubbies to prep them for painting Anthony DeSantis ’12 paints the gymnasium stairs at the Boys
while volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club of Newport & Girls Club of Newport County.
County during Rebuilding Together April 24.
ore than a dozen student volunteers turned club. No strangers to community service, many of the stu-
Photos by Andrea Hansen.
out at the Boys & Girls Club of Newport dents had volunteered for various organizations while
County April 24 to spruce up the place they were in high school.
for the spring. “I love the Boys & Girls Club organization and volun-
Though volunteering for 10 hours in the local commu- teer there at home in Michigan,” Hillary Gagnon ’13 said.
nity is mandatory for freshmen, student volunteers were “I really like doing community service,” Kelsey Talty ’13
perfectly happy to spend their Saturday morning at the added. “I like helping people.”
Salve Hearts Beat for Haiti
Campus events raise $16,000 for earthquake victims.
hen a catastrophic earthquake
struck Haiti Jan. 12, students
responded by creating Salve
Hearts for Haiti to raise funds and help
those affected by the quake.
Led by Kelsey Fitzgibbons ’11, Evan
Gallo ’11 and Megan Welsh ’11, students
teamed up with Sunny-Dae Larson,
founder of Aquidneck Hearts for Haiti, a
local organization started before the quake
to help build schools and a clinic in Haiti.
Within a few months, Salve Hearts for
Haiti grew to more than 60 members who
sponsored various events, from a faculty
and staff dress-down day to a screening of
the film, “The Ghosts of Cité Soleil.” Students listen to the founders of Haiti Marycare, Tom and Mary Lou Larkin of
Inspired by the generosity of the com- Connecticut, as they discuss the conditions in Haiti, at the Wakehurst Student
munity, many students raised funds on Center April 9. Members of the student-run group Salve Hearts for Haiti organized
their own. Gregory Morrison ’10 organized the dusk-to-dawn event that raised $12,000 to rebuild Haiti Marycare’s school in
a fundraiser at Coldstone Creamery that
raised more than $400 to purchase a cow
for a family in Haiti through Heifer Inter- “People live with absolutely nothing in Haiti.
national. Proceeds from performances by
the Extensions Dance Company and the We can’t even fathom how little they have.”
Madrigals chorus were also donated. Katie – Kelsey Fitzgibbons ’11
Kerrigan ’10 designed a T-shirt that cam- Social Work Major
pus tour guides wore, and faculty hosted
an online auction and bake sale.
The biggest event was Tent City, an all- Haiti, the poorest country in the West-
night benefit on Friday, April 9, that drew ern Hemisphere, has suffered untold
some 500 students and raised more than losses from the quake. The government
$12,000. reported that an estimated 230,000 died,
“This is really an impressive number 300,000 were injured and as many as
because only $5,000 is needed to rebuild 1,000,000 were left homeless.
a school in Haiti,” Fitzgibbons said. Student organizers were impressed by
Some of the evening’s highlights the dedication of the staff, faculty and stu-
included a Haitian meal and performances dents, and particularly the Department of
by student bands such as Botfly and Gravy Social Work, which brought together the
Train, the improv troupe Seahawk Down efforts of various campus events and
and the a cappella group Pitches with Atti- clubs. “This would not have been as suc-
tude. cessful without everyone’s help,” Welsh
“People stayed until 6 a.m., and were said.
up listening to the bands until 5 in the “Education is the quickest way out of
morning,” Fitzgibbons said. “Some people poverty,” Fitzgibbons added. “The money
actually were sleeping in tents. The fact we raised can go to training teachers so
that it was for a great cause made the that education in Haiti can be a bit better.
evening even better.” The money can also provide better
Photos courtesy of Dave Hansen/The Newport Daily News.
In all, $16,027 was raised to help resources and better food for the students.
rebuild a school in Cité Soleil, Haiti. Pro- “People live with absolutely nothing in
ceeds will also benefit The Haitian Project Haiti,” Fitzgibbons added. “We can’t even
and Haiti Marycare, an organization led by fathom how little they have.”
Mary Lou and Tom Larkin, who attended
Tent City and spoke during the event. The – Danielle Leitao ’10 contributed to
couple visits Haiti at least twice a year, and this article.
regularly sends the country medical aid
“They drew a great crowd and really Stephanie Turaj ’12 (right), prepares a fleece blanket for victims of the earthquake
showed those involved how important the in Haiti April 9 during the Salve Hearts for Haiti tent city fundraiser along with
Kathleen McGreevey ’10 (back).
cause was,” Gallo said. “Their talk was the
most moving moment of the night.”
6 CAMPUS NEWS AND NOTES
Defining Moments: A Celebration of
Learning in this program is unlimited for students and community members.
Members of the program, which was estab-
lished in the 1970s, celebrated the end of the
semester April 29 with their last class at
McAuley Hall. The class, called Defining
Moments: A Celebration of Turning Points, fea-
tured presentations, poetry readings and music.
The event celebrated the completion of a
two-year project of collecting stories and pic-
tures of participants’ defining moments. “Differ-
ent members of the group shared their life’s
‘wow moments,’” Banks explained. “For exam-
ple, one of our participants met Bill Cosby. The
intent was to share people’s stories.”
Their collection of defining moments has
been published and the book will be unveiled
this fall. The project was funded by the John E.
Learning Unlimited volunteer Fogarty Foundation, which has contributed
Jacqueline Kirwan ’10 (left) pecial education major Michele Amaral more than $100,000 to the Learning Unlimited
and program director Banks ’82 graduated almost 30 years ago, program over the years.
Michele Banks ’82 attend but that hasn’t affected her enthusiasm for Banks says that students, whether they take
the final class of the semes- Salve Regina or for teaching. An administrator the class for credit or simply volunteer, are “pas-
ter April 29, which featured for Looking Upwards Inc., Banks can be found sionate about making a difference” and get as
a presentation titled
on campus virtually every semester heading up much out of the program as the participants.
“Defining Moments: A
Learning Unlimited, an educational program “For more than 25 years, Katherine Rok facili-
Celebration of Turning
that matches up Salve Regina students and tated this great program, and I love and appre-
adults with developmental disabilities from the ciate the impact it’s still making on students and
local community. our community,” Banks said.
Books for Rent
Salve Regina University bookstore to rent out textbooks for fall semester.
eginning this fall, the Salve Salve Regina Bookstore or online
Regina bookstore will intro- through the store’s website. A num-
duce a new textbook rental ber of choices are available for pay-
program that will allow students to ment, including the Salve Regina card
save 50 percent or more on many of and financial aid.
the books they need for their Rent-A-Text will offer the nation’s
courses. most popular textbook titles for rent.
In collaboration with the book- In addition, the bookstore’s rental
store’s partner, Follett Higher Educa- assortment will expand based on fac-
tion Group, the new rental option ulty involvement and commitment.
will be available to students under As of April 26, nearly 150 Salve
the banner of Rent-A-Text. Regina titles are scheduled to rent
Under the program, students can this fall.
rent textbooks for half the price and “For students who need to use the
return the book on the due date, at same textbook for two or three con-
Photo courtesy of Michele Banks ’82.
the end of the semester. They can secutive semesters (as is often the
continue to highlight and take notes case in foreign languages or mathe-
in their rented textbooks, and will matics, for example), purchasing a
have the option to purchase their text will still be the best option, as
books at the end of the term if they rentals are limited to one semester
want to keep them. only,” said Michael Leddy, bookstore
Students will be able to purchase, manager. “Ideally, used texts will be
pick up and return textbooks at the available in many of these cases.”
It’s all about SRyou
Student Expo celebrates learning.
f you were wondering how architect Horace Trum-
bauer answered the demands of the Gilded Age in
Newport, Gregory Morrison ’10 could have told you
during the SRyou Student Expo March 26.
Anyone who attended Morrison’s presentation, which
was based on his 82-page senior thesis in cultural and his-
toric preservation, would have learned that Trumbauer’s
mastery of spatial distribution, his ability to manipulate a
range of styles, and his
use of European interior
decorators were instru-
mental in designing 12
including The Elms man-
sion. Attendees would
have also discovered that
Trumbauer employed and
mentored the first African- Nursing major Ashley Stewart ’10 explains the various aspects of
American to graduate Diazepam to fellow students.
from the Ecole des Beaux
Arts, Julian Abele.
The day-long event
was designed to give stu- Morrison ’10, Kelly Mustone ’10, Jacquelyn Sawn ’12, Fae
dents the opportunity to Stone ’11, Emma Taylor ’11, Sarah Tolman ’12, Erin Var-
showcase what they have daro ’10 and Nicole Voci ’12.
learned in their respective Poster presentations, lectures and performances by the
Matthew Maynard ’11 majors. In all, more than jazz band, the a cappella group Pitches with Attitude and
makes a presentation on 225 students from 15 the Extensions Dance Company were also among the
the different interactions departments made pre- day’s events. In all, eight student clubs, ensembles and
between parental styles, sentations to the campus groups participated.
studying and relaxation community on everything “The student planners and I were thrilled with the
time from high school to from chemistry and racism amazing variety of presentations and performances, the
college. to children’s books they quality of the work and professional manner of the stu-
created about topics such dents involved, and the enthusiasm of the Salve Regina
as domestic violence. community,” said Dr. Laura O’Toole, dean of undergradu-
The program was organized by student planning ate studies. “From the early morning presentations
board members Jaimee Doucette ’11, Kelsey Fitzgibbons through the celebratory late afternoon reception, it was a
’11, Katherine Jedynasty ’10, David Miller ’10, Gregory wonderful day.”
Honors and Awards
Students inducted into national honor societies.
mong the nearly 300 students
inducted into national honor soci-
eties this year, eight undergradu-
Photos by Andrea Hansen and Marianne Groszko Lee ’01.
ates were sworn into Alpha Phi Sigma, the
national criminal justice honor society, dur-
ing Salve Regina’s 11th annual Law Day
Observance April 29. The students were
Dana Civitello ’11, Joseph Duro ’10, David
French ’11, David Guerriero ’11, Craig Hein
’11, Patrick Horrigan ’10, Patrick Quinn ’11
and Christopher Wester ’10.
(l-r): Patrick Quinn ’11, David Guerriero ’11 and Craig Hein ’11 were inducted
into Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society, April 29, along
with five other administration of justice majors.
8 CAMPUS NEWS AND NOTES
A Royal Visit
Salve Regina welcomes H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein.
nce an intern in the Wash- out coming to grips with issues such
ington, D.C., office of the as public employee pensions, grow-
late Sen. Claiborne Pell, ing the business and manufacturing
Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechten- sectors and controlling the costs of
stein has fond memories of the sen- health care.
ator. In contrast to the United States,
“Mostly what I take back from banks in Liechtenstein are mainly
that time was the very special per- involved in private banking and
sonality, the great personality of Sen. asset management rather than lend-
Pell,” Alois said. “He was always very ing. “No one is expecting Liechten-
open-minded to everything, a stein to bail out its banks,” he said.
thoughtful person, but at the same Alois cited advancements in
time, very determined if he wanted green and renewable energy as a hot
to get something done.” topic among European policymak-
A monarch from the tiny princi- ers, who are pressured by the public
pality wedged between Switzerland to make improvements in this area.
and Austria with no army, a popula- Closely allied with its European
tion of only 35,000, and breathtaking neighbors, Liechtenstein is a leading
views of the Alps, Prince Alois takes export country that is home to a
an active political role in his coun- number of well-known companies,
try’s foreign and domestic affairs. including the construction giant Hilti.
The prince spoke to a standing- Alois said his country also contains
room only crowd at the Bazarsky significant archeological sites, and
Lecture Hall April 21, and then vis- H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein speaks counts high-end banking and the
ited the gravesite of the late Sen. Pell to a standing-room only crowd April 21. manufacturing of parts for automo-
before leaving for Washington, D.C. bile steering columns among its
Alois noted that his country has also been affected by the business and industry venues.
global recession. Pointing to a 25 percent decline in exports last The prince was on one of the first flights out of Zurich after
year, especially in the automotive, financial and construction sec- European travel restrictions were lifted in the wake of the recent
tors, Alois was nonetheless confident in his country’s ability to volcanic eruption in Iceland and the resulting ash cloud.
rebound. “I’m sure the Sisters [of Mercy] had some very heavy prayer
“We are one of the smallest countries in Europe and, as such, sessions that put me on that flight,” Alois said, laughing.
we’re very much connected to Rhode Island,” he said. “We share
some of the same issues, being very small.” Editor’s Note: Portions of this story were excerpted from an
But economic recovery is not going to happen, he said, with- April 22 Newport Daily News article by Matt Sheley.
“Eurydice” Takes the Stage
Department of Performing Arts presents Orpheus myth through a
urydice,” playwright Sarah tion included Allison Martell ’10, stage
Ruhl’s look at the Orpheus manager; Jared Emanuel ’11, assistant
myth from a woman’s point director; and Jacqueline Lawler ’12,
of view, was staged by the Department dramaturg.
of Performing Arts April 14-18 in the Admission for a pay-what-you-can
Megley Theatre. performance benefited the Salve
The cast included Anna McConville Hearts for Haiti fund.
’10 as Eurydice, Judson Hobbs ’12 as “I chose a challenging modern play
Orpheus, Matthew Dinda ’10 as father, based on Ovid’s myth for my first pro-
Nicole Dionne ’12 as the Lord of the duction at Salve Regina and hoped that
Underworld, Mary Wright ’10 as Little the students would find the script as
Stone, Liana Sarapas ’12 as Loud Stone much fun as I did,” Delle said. “Not
and Alexandra Clayton ’13 as Big Stone. only did they, but they worked outside
“Eurydice” was directed by of rehearsal time and constantly
Suzanne Delle, assistant professor of brought in their own ideas and takes
Photos by Kim Fuller.
theatre and artistic director of the Stan- on the characters. It was a great collab-
ford White Casino Theatre. Additional orative process and I look forward to
Judson Hobbs ’12 plays Orpheus and Anna students participating in the produc- our next show together.”
McConville ’10 plays the lead in the April pro-
duction of “Eurydice.”
Fun, Food and Follies
Madrigals host annual dinner cabaret.
he 12th annual Madrigals
Cabaret Dinner, held March 19
in the Ochre Court state din-
ing room, featured Madrigals chorus
members serving dinner and per-
forming solos and duets.
Proceeds from the event benefited
Salve Hearts for Haiti and the Madri-
gals concert tour fund, which sup-
ports travel to performances in major
cities in the United States and abroad.
Past trips have included singing tours Donald St. Jean leads the
to Montreal, Ireland and Italy. Madrigals Cabaret.
The annual Madrigals dinner show raises money for select
charities and the chorus’ concert tours.
Senior Class Gift Benefits Scholarships
Class of 2010 raises $1,015.
espite a tough economy,
members of the Class of
2010 raised $1,015 from
181 new donors for the senior class
gift, which will benefit student
scholarships. This year’s Senior
Challenge committee worked with
505 students – the largest graduat-
ing undergraduate class to date –
and 35.8 percent of the class con-
“We are pleased to see so many
graduating seniors support their
university,” said Brian Kish, assis-
tant vice president for advance- Students involved in this year’s Senior Challenge campaign raised $1,015 for scholarships.
ment. “We hope they will continue
the tradition of giving back as
alumni for years to come.”
French Spoken Here
Tournees Film Festival celebrates fifth year.
fter four successful seasons of French cinema and entertainment, Stephanie Savage ’10
Salve Regina’s Tournees Festival returned to Newport in March for (left), marketing
its fifth year. intern for the
The festival, made possible with the support of the French and Ameri- Tournees Film
can Cultural Exchange, featured six recent prize-winning films of diverse Festival, and former
Photos by Kim Fuller and Andrea Hansen.
genres, plus two wine receptions. Four out of five of the featured films were festival intern Paige
screened on campus at the Bazarsky Lecture Hall, while “Summer Hours” Costa ’09 chat
opened the festival at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport March 14. before the showing
of “Summer Hours”
Other notable and award-winning films at the festival were “The Class,”
at the Jane Pickens
“I’ve Loved You So Long,” “The Beaches of Agnes,” “The Girl Cut in Two”
Theatre in Newport
and “The Grocer’s Son.”
The festival was also made possible through the Cultural Services of the
French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture. Additional community
support was provided by Alliance Francaise de Newport, French Source
Ltd., and Newport Vineyards.
10 CAMPUS NEWS AND NOTES
Nurses Call the Shots
Nursing majors present research findings at national conference.
aura Obolewicz ’10 and three Executive board members of the
other nursing majors – Class of Student Nurse Organization (SNO), the
2010 graduates Daniela LaRosa, students gave poster presentations at
Giuliana Nava and Angela Silvestri (not the conference about their research on
shown) – along with nursing instructor diabetes and the activities of the SNO.
Jacqueline Janicki ’72, attended the More than 3,000 students from across
National Student Nurses Association the country and some 300 faculty
conference in Orlando April 7-11. advisers attended the conference.
Laura Obolewicz ’10 stands before her poster presentation
about Salve Regina’s Student Nurse Organization at the
National Student Nurses Association conference in Orlando.
A Weaver’s Path
Joan Bartram ’95 (M), retired librarian, pursues her love of the arts.
accreditation reports. She also established an acquisitions depart-
ment and performed continuous assessments of the library’s col-
lection to reflect changing curricula and new programs.
“Since 1991, Joan has been largely responsible for the growth
in the library collection, both in terms of quality and quantity,”
said Kathleen Boyd, director of library services.
Before coming to Salve Regina, Bartram served as the acquisi-
tions librarian at the U.S. Naval War College, the franchise systems
manager for the Armchair Sailor International and acting head
librarian at Roger Williams University. She earned her master’s
degree in human resource management from Salve Regina in
1995, and both her master’s degree in library science and her
bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island, where tex-
tiles were her artistic focus. She spent her junior year of college
studying abroad in Sandefjord, Norway.
Bartram spent her formative years in Barrington, R.I., where
she attended public schools, learned to sail – her other abiding
interest – and began producing textiles at an early age. She
Joan Bartram ’95 (M), retired librarian, weaves on a loom in received her first loom from Santa Claus at age 8, and she says, Photo by Jacqueline Janicki ’72 and courtesy of Jacqueline Marque/The Newport Daily News.
her home studio. “My parents took me sailing the summer before I was born.”
Since the 1970s, Bartram has been weaving, stitching and
knitting, working at her craft daily. She designed and published
J oan Bartram ’95 (M), collection development librarian at the
McKillop Library for 19 years, retired in May to pursue her
artistic interests. An accomplished weaver and knitter, Bar-
tram’s artistic endeavors also include tapestry-making, painting,
a line of knitting patterns that are once again attracting interest
and, during the mid-1990s, she was able to seriously pursue her
long-standing interest in tapestry weaving.
After 30 years of putting her time and energy into her career,
drawing and the production of artist’s books. now that she is retired, Bartram is looking forward to many
Her artistic work has been exhibited in galleries in Newport things. In addition to pursuing her interest in the fine arts, canoe-
and in the New England region. In March, the McKillop Library ing and sailing, she will return to campus this summer to work
showcased some of her work in the Hidden Talent series with the visiting Swiss teachers and teach research methods.
exhibit, “A Weaver’s Path,” which featured her lifelong interest Having spent two decades surrounded by books, Bartram
in weaving. doesn’t have an all-time favorite novel, but she is a fan of mys-
After arriving at Salve Regina in 1991, Bartram also served as teries and art books. One of Louise Penny’s books – “The Brutal
head of the library’s reference center from 1992 to 1995. She Telling” – is now on her night table.
transformed reference services from a one-person department to “I’m looking forward to spending time enjoying the out-
a multi-service department, and created a library publications doors,” she said. “Outside of pursuing my creative outlets, I also
program by developing instructional materials and new teaching look forward to spending time giving back to community efforts
methods. surrounding the arts.”
As collection development librarian, Bartram wrote a plan
that continues to serve as a guide for all department activities, Editor’s Note: Portions of this story were excerpted from an
and she coordinated the library components of university-wide article that appeared on the McKillop Library Web page.
Department and Faculty News
Dr. Khalil Habib, assistant professor of phi- Dr. Nery Villanueva, assistant professor of
losophy, presented a lecture at the University of Spanish and film studies, had five of his poems
Maine during its Western Civilization and Ameri- published in Letras-Uruguay, a literary journal in
can Liberty Program Feb. 19. His talk focused on Uruguay, in February. Titled “Tic Tac,” “Medellín,”
the subject, “Can Islam Co-exist with Western Civ- “11-S,” “Surrealismo” and “New York State of
ilization?” Mind,” the poems, in Spanish, can be read and
translated at: http://letras-uruguay.espaciolatino
P.H. Liotta ’99 (Ph.D.), executive director of .com/aaa/villanueva_nery_rolando/index.htm. In
the Pell Center and professor of humanities, addition, Villanueva’s poem, “Nikita en Lisboa,”
served as a panelist for a discussion on new secu- was one of the finalists in a literary contest organ-
rity challenges during the first public debate of ized by the Centro de Estudios Poéticos in
the expert working group at The Evolution of Madrid. The poem will be included in an anthol-
Dr. Khalil Habib NATO: the 2010 Strategic Concept and Beyond. ogy, “Amanecer Solitario.”
Held May 21 at the Woodrow Wilson Interna-
tional Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., the
event featured keynote speaker and former Secre- The Bagpiper
tary of State Madeleine Albright, head of the
working group. The topic of Liotta’s talk was,
“The Strategic Concept and Beyond: How Will
Vulnerabilities Be an Influence?”
W hen he isn’t riding his bike to work
under all kinds of weather conditions,
Gerald “Joe” Foley, manager of access serv-
ices at the McKillop Library, is probably out
Dr. Arlene Nicholas ’92, ’94 (M), ’96 (M), marching in some parade.
assistant professor of business studies and eco- That’s because Foley plays bagpipes in
nomics, has had her article, “Preferred Learning the Newport chapter of the Ancient Order of
Methods of the Millennial Generation,” included Hibernians. It’s a hobby that keeps him busy,
in a compilation book, “Training the Next Gener- and in demand. In the month of March alone,
ation of Knowledge Workers: Reading for Effec- he appeared in six differ-
tive Secondary Education & Workplace Learning ent parades.
Practices.” As quiet as his day job
Sister Mary Brenda is, Foley gets to make all
Sullivan Dr. D. Matthew Ramsey, assistant professor the noise he wants five
of film and media studies, presented a plenary nights a week, when he
address in July at the 37th annual Faulkner & practices playing bag-
Yoknapatawpha conference at the University of pipes in his cellar at
Mississippi. The author of six essays on film adap- home. His wife, Jenifer
tation and literacy theory pertaining to Faulkner, Curtis Foley, is so used to
Ramsey discussed the Howard Hawks’ film, “The the routine that she can
Road to Glory” (1936), the screenplay for which nap on the couch while
was written, in part, by Faulkner. he plays. Joe Foley
Practicing might make
Sister Mary Brenda Sullivan, professor perfect in some profes-
emerita of anatomy and physiology, celebrated sions, but bagpipes are a different story – and
her 75th anniversary diamond jubilee as a Sister a whole lot more work.
of Mercy this year. Sister Mary Brenda taught at “My teacher told me they were easy,”
Salve Regina for 33 years and, in 1993, the Sulli- Foley said. “I found out they were actually
van biology labs were dedicated in her honor. pretty hard. I told him that, and he said, ‘If I
Dr. Nery Villanueva Following her retirement, Sister Mary Brenda told you they were hard, you would have
lived at Saint Rose of Lima Convent and, for 10 quit.’ He was probably right. I love playing,
years, she provided pastoral care to patients at but believe me, it’s a lot of work.”
Roger Williams Hospital. Sister Mary Brenda con- Dressing up and marching in parades,
tinues to live at Saint Rose of Lima Convent in while not his favorite aspect of performing,
Warwick, R.I., where she is involved in the min- gives Foley a chance to put those long hours
istry of prayer. of practice to good use.
“It’s been a great way to make friends,” he
said. “And playing is so much fun.”
Photos by Kim Fuller.
Editor’s Note: This article was excerpted
from a story by James Gillis that appeared
in The Newport Daily News April 6.
12 CAMPUS CONVERSATIONS
Looking on the Bright Side
Meet Beata Jones, Class of 2010 valedictorian.
hen Beata Jones found out she was the Class of 2010 vale-
W dictorian, she called her mother in Poland to tell her the
“I went on the Internet to translate the word valedictorian into Pol-
ish, only to find out there is no equivalent word in Polish,” she said.
“That was a huge disappointment, because I had to work really hard
to explain my accomplishment to my mom.”
But the news came as no surprise to her mother. Jones has always
gotten good grades and done well in school, even when she didn’t
study. “My sister hates me for that,” Jones said jokingly.
A native of Poland, Jones, who is now 28, came to the United
States to work as a nanny for a family in upstate New York when she
was 20. While there, she attended Dutchess Community College in
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She learned English in elementary school, and
speaks it fluently, along with Polish.
Jones enjoys challenges. Her favorite class at Salve Regina was
financial management, which, she says, “was a lot of fun.” Career-
wise, she would like to be a financial adviser, planner or broker one
day. “I would be a great salesperson,” she said. “I enjoy meeting new
people and I love being busy.”
Working hard comes easily to Jones, who took three part-time jobs
to make ends meet while she was in junior college. “I’m very proud
of myself for that,” she said. “I’ve always been very ambitious. My ele-
Beata Jones, 2010 valedictorian, addresses fellow mentary school teacher said I will eventually drive myself crazy.”
graduates May 15 during the Honors and Awards Jones believes she can accomplish anything as long as she keeps
ceremony. looking on the bright side of life. “The wisest piece of advice anyone
ever gave me came from my husband, when we were still dating,”
she said. “He told me to be more optimistic. It might not sound like
Date of Birth: July 17, 1982 much, but it changed my outlook on life. When you look at the
Hometown: Przeworsk, Poland world with a positive attitude, you rid yourself from anxieties regard-
Family Members: Husband, Timothy; sister, Lidia; ing the future, and it makes you a much happier person.”
brother, Piotr; mother, Elzbieta; father, Tadeusz
Education: High school in Rzeszow, Poland;
Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie,
N.Y.; Salve Regina University Q. What drew you to Salve Regina?
Hobbies: Photography, traveling The beautiful campus and its history.
Major/Minor: Global Business and Economics/
Honors and Awards:
Q. What was your favorite project in college?
There were many projects that I really enjoyed doing, but writing a
Summa cum laude, Salve Regina University
paper on Saint Paul (also known as Paul of Tarsus) after summer study
Wall Street Journal Award
Sigma Beta Delta
abroad in Greece and Turkey was the most fascinating. I was able to write
Delta Epsilon Sigma about the places we visited in relation to the formation of Christian identity.
Phi Theta Kappa (at Dutchess Community College)
Dean’s List, Salve Regina Q. What did you like most about the business studies program?
Salve Regina Valedictorian, Class of 2010 The excellent professors. They are so dedicated and always willing to help.
Q. Were you surprised to learn that you are the 2010 valedictorian?
Very much so. I honestly did not expect it. I got the letter from Sister Jane
Gerety around April 1, and for a moment I thought it was a practical joke.
Q. Which historical figure do you most admire?
Photo by John Corbett.
Definitely Leonardo da Vinci. His paintings are true masterpieces, but his
genius extended beyond art. He was truly inventive and creative in science
and mathematics. He was brilliant at everything he did.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
Stephen Hawking. Despite having a motor neuron disease, he is one of
the most accomplished scientists of our time. Every time I feel Q. Where do you go when you need to get away
like complaining about how tough something is for me, I think from it all?
about him and try harder instead. I like to be in control of my life and every situation. If I ever
. felt like getting away from it all, that would mean that I gave up,
Q. What quality do you most admire in others? and I never give up.
A good work ethic.
Q. What charity would you donate to if someone
Q. What quality do you most value in your friends? gave you $1 million?
Loyalty. The Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
Q. What do you think is the world’s greatest invention? Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
The Internet, because it makes the world a much smaller place. Drivers who don’t use the turn signal.
Q. Worst? Q. What was the last song you downloaded on your
The Internet, because people don’t interact face-to-face any computer or iPod?
more. “New Born” by Muse.
Q. Which social problem concerns you most? Q. What were your top three career choices when
Illiteracy. According to the National Adult Literacy Survey, 42 you were little?
million adult Americans can’t read. One-fifth of high school grad- Ballerina, ballerina and ballerina. When I was little, I had a
uates cannot read their diplomas. If we ignore what is becoming habit of announcing to my family: “Uwaga, uwaga, baletnica
a growing epidemic, we set our entire country up for failure. tanczy,” which loosely translates as: “Attention, attention, the bal-
lerina is dancing.” It became a kind of joke in my family.
Q. If you could improve on any talent or quality, what
would it be? Q. What one word would you use to best describe
I would like to be more patient and less of a control freak, yourself?
and have a wider vocal range. Perfectionist.
Q. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Q. Looking back at your experience in college, would
To do what I love and love what I do. you do anything differently?
I wish I had taken accounting as my second major. Other
Q. If you could be a time traveler, where would you than that, I had great classes, wonderful professors and a truly
go first? wonderful time.
I’d go back a few weeks and work the stock market.
Q. What is your favorite TV show? Movie?
Q. What are you reading right now? I really enjoy watching “House,” and I just have to watch
“The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution” by Kevin “The Fifth Element” every time it is on TV.
Gutzman. It is a very interesting approach to American constitu-
tional history. Q. What will you miss most about Salve Regina?
I am going to sound like a complete nerd right now, but I
Q. What is the biggest obstacle in life you have had will miss learning new things.
I am a perfectionist, and it is really hard for me accept that Q. What is your favorite book?
life is not perfect. “The Diaries of Adam and Eve” by Mark Twain (in English),
and “Przygody Trzech Urwisow,” or “The Adventures of Three
Q. What is your motto … your philosophy on life? Urchins” in Polish. This was my favorite book when I was a
Naturam primum cognoscere rerum or, first learn the nature child. I knew it by heart in its entirety, and I can still recall parts
of things (get your facts straight). I believe that if you learn how of it from memory.
things work, you can perfect them.
Q. What is on the top of your to-do list?
Q. If you could be a superhero, what one power Renovating the house my husband and I bought last year.
would you want more than any other?
The ability to control time – I could always use more. Q. If money were no object, and you could be any-
where in the world right now, where would you be?
Q. If you could have dinner with any one famous per- I would like to be in Poland with my family. I miss them terribly.
son, who would it be?
Pope John Paul II. He was a man who did not compromise Q. What is the most important thing you can tell your
his principles, and I always admired him for that. fellow graduates?
You can achieve anything if you believe in yourself.
Q. If you could change one thing in the world, what
would it be? Q. What do you want people to say about you in 100
Really? Just one? years?
“Today we say goodbye to Beata Jones. She had an incredible
Q. Define success. life …”
Achieving a goal you set for yourself.
14 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2010
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
CLASS OF 2010
Salve Regina awards 683 degrees at 60th commencement.
(from left): Molly Brophy ’10, Gregory Morrison ’10 and Kelly Mustone ’10, Pell Honors program graduates, attend the Honors
and Awards ceremony May 15.
n a picture-perfect day May 16, overlooking Newport’s scenic Cliff Walk
O and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, the world’s problems seemed light years
away. Even commencement speaker Malaak Compton-Rock, relentless in
her drive to confront global inequities head-on, gave pause, overwhelmed
by the beauty of the campus.
“I know going to a university that is this spectacularly beautiful had a great deal to do with
why you chose to attend,” she said. “But the fact that you’ve chosen to spend the last four years
of your life embracing a university culture that specifically encourages you to live a life of serv-
ice speaks volumes about the choices you’ve already made.”
Compton-Rock, author of “If It Takes A Village, Build One: How I Found Meaning Through
a Life of Service and 100+ Ways You Can Too,” was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane
letters, along with Newport artist Richard Grosvenor, as Salve Regina University celebrated its
60th commencement. With 683 degrees conferred, this marked the largest graduating class in its
Presenting her first-ever commencement address, Compton-Rock, the founder and director of
Photo by Kim Fuller.
the Angelrock Project, was admittedly nervous. She said she sought the advice of her husband
– well-known comedian Chris Rock – on how to prepare, and also asked if he had any words
of wisdom to share with Salve Regina graduates.
Sister Jane Gerety, president, places the academic hood on
Richard Grosvenor, recipient of an honorary doctoral degree.
Malaak Compton-Rock delivers the commence-
ment address after receiving an honorary degree.
Valedictorian Beata Jones ’10 (left) receives the University
mace from Chancellor M. Therese Antone, R.S.M.
o, this is from Chris to you all,” she said, delighting the
“S Class of 2010 and their families. “He said that these past
four years have been the highlight of your entire life and it’s all
downhill from here.”
With grace and beauty complementing her surroundings on
this day, Compton-Rock easily shifted gears, telling her audience
she was honored to speak at a university founded on preparing
students for active roles in our global society.
“I am so impressed by the university’s commitment to com-
munity service and global citizenship,” she said. “To be sure, your
work is cut out for you given the challenges that lay ahead of
Photos by John Corbett, Kim Fuller and Andrea Hansen.
you – a world beset by inequality, injustice, environmental
hypocrisy, that leaves the most vulnerable among us living a life
that is not just, not harmonious and often doesn’t seem very mer-
Compton-Rock said she was 23 and a year out of college
when she read the words by Marian Wright Edelman (founder
and president of the Children’s Defense Fund) that became her
guiding light: “Service is the rent we pay for living.” She told
Social work major Jennifer Adams ’10 wears the
graduates that at this point in their lives it’s not so much how they
shawl made for her and other members of the
choose to serve, it’s that they choose to serve.
Multicultural Student Organization.
“And by the way,” she insisted, “taking a vow of poverty is not
a requirement for living a life of giving to service. And I’m going
to tell you, I love a Manolo Blahniks shoe – just like Carrie Brad-
shaw. I have one on right now. But, I’m also building a school in
16 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2010
(from left): Ashley Keyes ’10, Christine Walsh ’10 and Kathryn Kroesen ’10
attend the annual nursing ceremony and pinning May 15.
Ryan Theroux ’10 (M) patiently awaits the
Malaak Compton-Rock signs her from left): Class of 1960 graduates Mary Anne MacDonald Best, Patricia Gartsu
book, “If it Takes a Village, Build Beauchamp, Mary Lou Horan MacNeill and Janet Brady Reardon represent their
One,” for graduates. 50th anniversary class at commencement.
Ghana for former child slaves right now, and one
in Sierra Leone that was destroyed in the civil
Her audience erupted in applause and Comp-
ton-Rock challenged graduates to allow this day
to be their call to action – because the world
needs them now more than ever before.
Photos by John Corbett, Kim Fuller and Andrea Hansen.
“I have come to realize that a life of service is
one of the most extraordinary privileges we can
know as human beings,” she said. “To serve helps
us to understand that we are all connected, that
our community and our world is so much bigger
than just our town, city and home. Service
inspires us to go outside of ourselves, and to be
much more aware of the needs of our fellow
human beings and of our increasingly fragile
“Your degree is a blunt instrument, build
Brandy Cross ’10 (center) is congratulated by Edwin Mutanguha ’11 (left) something bold with it,” she said.
and Sam Young ’11. Presiding over her first commencement as
Ph.D. recipients (from left) Scott Palmieri, Roxanne O’Connell, William Morissette
and Jeffrey Scott McPherson hold up their degrees.
Kateri Shockro ’10 smiles to friends
after receiving her diploma.
Samantha Scaffidi ’10 gets a hug from
Alexander Ortiz ’10 after graduation.
Carmel Kelly Coughlan ’91
(M.B.A.), professional lecturer in
the Department of Business
Studies and Economics, receives
the faculty recognition award
from Sister Jane Gerety, president,
during the honors and awards
ceremony May 15.
president, Dr. Jane Gerety, R.S.M., told graduates that this was a day to look both
backward and forward, a day to embrace their nostalgia, sadness and pride with
newfound confidence as they look into a future with some fear and also hope.
“Your generation has watched history together; your generation has felt soli-
darity with those who suffer, whether on a college campus or a small island,” she
said. “After the horror of Virginia Tech, you prayed together. On election night,
whether you were Republican or Democrat, you watched history together. On a
“I pray that as you
Photos by John Corbett, Kim Fuller and Andrea Hansen.
cold, rainy April night you set up a tent city and raised funds for Haiti. Your par-
ents too have responded to need – your needs. In the worst economic crisis since leave Salve Regina,
the Great Depression, they have kept you here sometimes at great sacrifice.”
Gerety urged graduates to keep their minds and hearts open and have the you will always be
courage to act.
“And now, as I send you off, I pray that as you leave Salve Regina, you will
always be grateful. Today I hope you feel gratitude for your parents, grandpar- – Sister Jane Gerety
ents, professors, coaches and friends, for the beauty that surrounds you, and for President
your own unique gifts of mind and heart. And I hope that you will see and feel Salve Regina University
the gentle hand of God who has guided you, cared for you, and promises always
to be faithful.”
– Matthias Boxler ’04 (M)
18 LEAVING THEIR MARK
Leaving Their Mark
Members of the Class of 2010 carry on the legacy
their parents began.
hen Amy Slawson-Fortin ’83 recalls her days as a graduate, she
W remembers that the job market was remarkably similar to what her
son, Clayton Slawson ’10, is facing today. A staff pharmacist for the
Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Conn., Slawson-Fortin
advises students not to get discouraged. “Find ways to enhance your resume,
such as volunteering, accepting an internship and attending graduate school,”
she said. “Networking is the key.”
When she was a student majoring in medical technology, Slawson-Fortin was
drawn to the beauty of the campus and to teachers such as Leo Bottari, former
professor of biology. “He was a great man, and I will never forget his enthusi-
asm and his ability to light up the classroom,” she said.
When it came time for her son to decide on a college, Slawson-Fortin says it
was his choice to attend Salve Regina. “I think Clayton was drawn to the beauty
and intimacy of the oceanside campus,” she said. “Hearing my friend, Dr. Patricia
A. Clayton Slawson III and his mother, Amy
Nardone Soscia ’83, and me reminisce about our days at Salve didn’t hurt either.”
Waite Slawson-Fortin ’83.
An economics major who concentrated on money and finance, Slawson calls
Salve Regina his “home away from home.” One of his favorite teachers was Dr.
Harold Lawber Jr., professor of economics, because he made learning economic
theory and principles interesting and thought-provoking.
Like the Slawsons, Madalena “Maddie” Nunes Josephs ’80 and her daughter,
Lindsay Marie Josephs ’10, share many wonderful memories of their time at
Salve Regina. A medical technology major who now teaches at Salve Regina and
the Community College of Rhode Island, Maddie Josephs says some of her
favorite Salve memories include spending time with her friends and teachers,
such as Dr. James Hersh, professor of philosophy, and the late Dr. Ascanio DiP-
ippo, former professor of chemistry.
Her daughter, Lindsay Marie, is optimistic about finding a job. “Although
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate is very high, I’ve discovered that many com-
panies are still hiring if you take the time to look hard enough,” she said. “My
first job out of college might not be my dream job, but I’m hopeful that I will
find something that will lead me to a very rewarding career.”
An English communications major, Josephs chose Salve Regina because of
Lindsay Josephs ’10 and her mother, “Maddie” the school’s beautiful location and excellent education program, which she orig-
Nunes Josephs ’80.
inally picked for her major. “I eventually settled on a major in English commu-
nications because I’ve always enjoyed writing, and I wanted to pursue a career
where I could put my writing skills to good use,” she said.
When it comes to her time at Salve Regina, some of her favorite memories
include spending time with friends, going to the beach in September and May,
and attending spring concerts and St. Patrick’s Day parades in Newport.
“I believe that I will always be friends with the people I met at Salve, even
after graduation,” Josephs said. Some of her favorite professors include Dr. D.
Matthew Ramsey, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Michael E. Thombs,
associate professor of information systems science. “They made learning inter-
esting and seem to genuinely care about their students,” she said. After gradua-
Photos by Matthias Boxler ’04 (M) and John Corbett.
tion, Josephs hopes to land a job in public relations or corporate
communications in Rhode Island.
When she graduated with her nursing degree, Linda Sudol Kaufman ’81 was
told the sky was the limit. “At that time, if you were a nursing major, you were
told to find a position in a hospital to gain some practical experience before
attending graduate school,” she said. “Now, students are encouraged to attend
graduate school first because of the tough economic times.”
Melissa Tracy ’10 is the first graduate to have
An environmental health program manager at the San Antonio Health Dis-
both parents – Lori Masotti Tracy ’83 and John
trict in San Antonio, Texas, Kaufman said that Dr. Joan Chapdelaine ’57, ’85 (M),
Tracy ’82 – graduate from Salve Regina.
professor of healthcare administration and management, was one of her favorite
teachers because she inspired her to become involved in community health and
pursue a career as an environmental health nurse. Kaufman advises students to
do well in school and to continue applying for jobs. “Eventually, you will find
the right job for you,” she said.
Her daughter, Andrea Marie Kaufman ’10, plans to make a dif-
ference by pursuing her master’s degree in social work. A dou-
ble major in psychology and religious and theological studies,
Kaufman enjoyed being involved in the band and orchestra, and
made many wonderful friends over the years. “I chose to come
here because I wanted to attend college in New England and it
made sense because my mother attended Salve,” she said.
In the spring semester of her senior year, Andrea Gomes
Pucillo ’82 applied to three hospitals in Boston and was offered
every position. “Now, I’ve lost count of how many applications
my daughter sent out because most places say they aren’t hiring
new grads,” she said.
Pucillo, who majored in nursing and is now a registered nurse
at Newton/Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., advises students
to really sell themselves to employers because there is so much (from left): A family of graduates, Ellen Stracensky ’07,
competition in today’s job market. “Employers will remember you Hannah Stracensky ’10 and their mother, Mary E. Stracensky
more if you make the effort to make an appearance rather than ’08 (M), are congratulated by Sister Jane Gerety, president,
just sit at the computer and hit submit,” Pucillo said. after Commencement.
Her daughter, Antonia “Toni” Pucillo ’10, chose
to study nursing because she admired the appre-
ciation patients showed to her mother. “I have Salve Regina University congratulates the following
always been interested in the sciences and knew
graduates who are children of alumni:
I wanted to pursue a career that was flexible and
allowed me to have daily contact with people on Gabrielle Anna Andos ’10 Dorothy Elise Shofner ’10
a personal level,” she said. Daughter of T. Marshall Andos ’00 Daughter of Sharon Widman Shofner ’80
Pucillo plans to take her boards and find a
Lindsay Marie Josephs ’10 A. Clayton Slawson III ’10
position as a registered nurse. “Right now, many Daughter of Madalena Nunes Josephs ’80 Son of Amy Waite Slawson-Fortin ’83
hospitals in New England are not hiring new grads
because hiring managers believe it is easier to hire Andrea Marie Kaufman ’10 Hannah Stracensky ’10
a nurse with experience, rather than take the time Daughter of Linda Sudol Kaufman ’81 Daughter of Mary E. Stracensky ’08 (M)
and money to train a new grad. I’m still looking
Antonia M. Pucillo ’10 Melissa M. Tracy ’10
for a job, and moving out of the area to find a job Daughter of Andrea Gomes Pucillo ’82 Daughter of Lori Masotti Tracy ’83 and
is another option.” John Tracy ’82
John Tracy ’82 believes the job market has Erika DaCunha Rocha ’10
come full circle since his days as a graduate. Daughter of Juan Montalvan ’06 (M) Matthew Viveiros ’10
“When I graduated, jobs were hard to find, espe- Son of Lynn Duchesneau Viveiros ’02
cially in my field of education,” he said. “I was one
of the lucky ones, since I was able to land a job
at an alternative school in western Massachusetts. From there, a in social work because she wants to make a difference through
year later, I went to teaching in Bloomfield, Conn.” Tracy advises art therapy. “Through my social work degree, I have been
graduates to hold on to their dreams. “Be persistent in your job exposed to areas of the human condition outside of my previous
search and believe in your education,” he said. comfort zone, which has opened me up to all areas of human
Tracy fondly recalls student-teaching at Rogers High School in services,” she said.
Newport and the day he met his wife, Lori Masotti Tracy ’83, who Andos said that one of her favorite memories involved her
was also an education major. Tracy and his wife never pressured two-week service learning trip to Belize, where she experienced
their children to attend Salve Regina, but Melissa decided to the genuine kindness and compassion of the people. After grad-
attend because, after spending many summers in Newport, it felt uation, she hopes to land a job in social services and eventually
like home to her. “Newport is a special place for us and we attend graduate school for her master’s degree in social work.
believe Melissa’s time at Salve has enriched her life in many Andos believes she is in a very strong position for gaining
ways,” he said. employment. “I believe that I’m in a better position than my
Following in her parent’s footsteps, Melissa Tracy ’10 has had social work peers who didn’t attend Salve’s rigorous and
many wonderful experiences over the past four years. Some of acclaimed social work program,” she said.
her favorite memories include the friends she met, the beach in “We’re very proud of Gaby,” said Marshall Andos ’00, her
the warm weather and the many walks along the Cliff Walk. father. “She has completed a very challenging course of study,
“My parents met at Salve and it has always been a special place and did so while working jobs and internships on Aquidneck
for us as a family,” she said. A social work major, Tracy said that one Island and in Providence.”
of the many valuable experiences during her time at Salve involved Andos also has fond memories of his time at Salve Regina. “I
Photo by John Corbett.
an internship at Crossroads, a non-profit organization that seeks to am deeply appreciative of all my professors and of Sister Leona
solve the problem of homelessness in Rhode Island. Misto, who led the degree completion program,” he said. “All my
“This internship opened my eyes to the issues of poverty and teachers were excellent, and their great strength was that they
homelessness, especially since I came from a nice home in Con- were able to continually challenge me to do my best.”
necticut,” she said.
Like Tracy, Gabrielle “Gaby” Anna Andos ’10 chose to major – Emily Sirois ’04
20 THE GREAT DEBATE
Graduates and faculty discuss
the changing face of health care.
T he young man could no longer tie his work boot because
of the growing lump just below his ankle. It was painful
but, with no health insurance, he chose to tolerate it
rather than ask for charity.
When it was no longer possible to ignore the pain, he reluctantly visited Partners
for Healing, a nonprofit health care clinic for the working uninsured, based in Tulla-
homa, Tenn. From there, an ultrasound and a biopsy indicated cancer. The young
man’s leg had to be amputated.
His story is a familiar one to Dorothy Watson ’77, a founder and executive commit-
tee member of Partners for Healing. Every day, the clinic’s staff members encounter
those most in need of health care reform. Dedicated to the health of the excluded and
untreated, the clinic helps those who have fallen between the cracks.
But the thousands of patients who come to Partners for Healing represent only a small
percentage of the millions living without health insurance in the United States. The num-
bers are staggering: according to a 2007 U.S. Census Bureau report, there were 47 million
uninsured living in the United States, with 8.7 million of those being children.
Watson hopes these statistics will improve with the recent passage of a $940 billion
health care reform bill that will likely take its place in history alongside Social Security
under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, and the War on Poverty waged by
President Lyndon B. Johnson, whose ammunition included Medicare, Medicaid and
Operation Head Start.
Though the full effects of “A pioneer and role
the new legislation will not be model for nursing, Florence
felt for years to come, many Nightingale, said, ‘Let who-
families and individuals will ever is in charge keep this
experience immediate bene- simple question in her head:
fits. Insurance companies will not, how can I always do this
no longer be able to exclude right thing myself, but how
children with pre-existing can I provide for the right
medical conditions. Adults in thing to be always done?’”
similar circumstances will Gilmore said. “As a student
have access, temporarily, to a nurse, I am reminded to be
high-risk pool that will even- mindful of the necessity to
tually be replaced with full treat all patients equally. A
coverage once the regulations nurse’s role is to care for
take effect. patients, regardless of health
In addition, young adults insurance.”
will be able to stay on their The national debate on
parents’ insurance plan until health care has raised issues
they turn 26. This may help to that concern all Americans.
ease some of the uncertainty What is best for the individ-
felt by college graduates in a ual patient is often overshad-
shaky economy, where the owed by the needs and
guarantee of a good job with motives of other players in
health benefits can be months the game – from health care
or even years away. workers and hospitals to
Lifetime caps on insur- insurance and pharmaceuti-
ance payouts will be elimi- cal companies.
nated, reducing the very Many agree that a shift
real risk that a catastrophic must occur in order for the
illness could wipe out
“It has been said that societies system overhaul to be suc-
a family’s entire savings.
Though the previous limit
are judged on how they take cessful. Patients need to be
proactive and take responsi-
of $1,000,000 may appear care of the least among them.” bility for their well-being by
ample, tests and procedures adopting healthier lifestyles
that can cost tens of thou- and following their physi-
sands of dollars quickly add – Sister Jane Gerety cian’s advice. Currently, doc-
up, even if an individual is
fortunate enough to have President tors and based on the
health coverage. number of office visits or
procedures performed, and
not on whether a patient actually gets better.
“We need to do more than just get everyone insured,” said
Health care: a privilege or basic Laura Livingstone Calenda ’84, assistant vice president, corporate
communications, at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.
human right? “We also need to make health care more affordable by realign-
ing the financial incentives across the health care delivery sys-
The new legislation is good news to Dr. Peggy Matteson, tem. This will require shifting hospital and physician
professor and chairwoman of the Department of Nursing, who reimbursements from the current volume-based, fee-for-service
was in Washington, D.C., for a conference of the American arrangements to performance-based compensation models that
Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) when the landmark promote quality of care and improved patient outcomes, as
health care reform bill passed. opposed to quantity.”
To Matteson and her colleagues, the legislation was a mat-
ter of justice. “Both the AACN and American Association of
Nurse Executives endorsed the legislation not as a party issue,
but based on what they saw as being necessary,” Matteson said.
“We have a responsibility to take
Nursing students, Matteson says, “experience a startling dose care of our own.”
of reality in their junior year when they go into hospitals, clin-
ics, and homes to meet patients and families.” Catholic health care has a long and storied place in our
The Department of Nursing encourages students to realize nation’s history. Originating with immigrant populations,
they are more fortunate than most. “From day one, we let our Catholic orders and charities have developed a network of hos-
Illustration by Olya Kalatsei ‘10.
students know they are privileged,” Matteson said. “As college pitals and clinics serving those with and without insurance, rich
students, they have more than most. They learn that financial and poor, young and old, regardless of race or religion, with
status can make a difference as to how healthy a patient is, and care and compassion.
that no one is hungry or sick because they choose to be.” Mother Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of
Nursing major Michelle Gilmore ’10 has made the transi- Mercy, tended to the poor and sick in mid-19th-century Ireland,
tion from the classroom to the clinical environment, learn- and laid the foundation for the order to reach out across the
ing to deal with patients from all walks of life with oceans. The opening of the first Mercy hospital in 1847 in Pitts-
compassion and care. burgh heralded the beginning of that mission, which is still very
22 THE GREAT DEBATE
of health care
that the bill
recently passed is
not perfect. It is,
proverb states: “If
we are facing in the
right direction, all we
have to do is keep on walk-
ing.” Most agree the journey
much alive today. Both in the United States and abroad, Sisters and delivered a letter to members of Congress supporting the
of Mercy serve in every capacity, from scrub nurses and doc- legislation.
tors to CEOs, CFOs and trustees. “Among our other ministries, we are responsible for run-
Sister Jane Gerety, Salve Regina’s president, spent 17 years ning many of our nation’s hospital systems as well as free clin-
in the health care industry, most recently as the executive ics throughout the country,” the letter stated. “We have
board officer for Saint Joseph’s Health System in Atlanta. Her witnessed firsthand the impact of our national health care cri-
experience offers a unique vantage point on an often con- sis, particularly its impact on women, children and people
tentious and emotional issue. who are poor … Congress must act.”
“Often it all comes down to budget and where to allocate Members of Congress did act, and the debate continues to
resources,” Sister Jane explained. “In the hospital setting, one divide the nation.
goal is to be able to treat anyone who comes through the door,
rich or poor. Another goal is to acquire the latest technology
available in order to treat patients. Tensions can arise when it
comes to deciding which goal takes precedence.” Universal coverage may not
As a Sister of Mercy, Sister Jane believes that health care is guarantee equitable health care
a basic human right that should belong to all. “It has been said
that societies are judged on how they take care of the least Dr. Patricia Nardone Soscia ’83, a rheumatologist, pointed
among them,” Sister Jane said. “We have a responsibility to take out that “having universal health coverage does not necessar-
care of our own.” ily equal equitable health care. It may, in fact, ultimately harm
Sister Jane also notes that, until recently, the United States those who it is supposed to serve such as the elderly, the dis-
was the only developed country without universal health care. abled and the poor, through rationing of services.”
“We shy away from anything ‘universal’ because it sounds Based on talking with patients every day, insured and unin-
suspiciously like socialism, and our citizens are traditionally sured, Soscia found that most Americans believe the United
leery of anything labeled socialist,” she said. States should find better ways to provide basic quality health
But regardless of which side of the debate one takes, Sister care to all.
Jane believes that leaving the health care system as it was “Achieving this is a noble goal for this country,” Soscia said.
would have been fiscally irresponsible and unsustainable. “However, what we disagree on is how to best accomplish
“Not everyone realizes that the rising cost of health care this. We really do not know what the system will actually be
causes other industries to raise their prices,” Sister Jane except to realize that it will have to make choices in how the
explained. “If a car manufacturer is seeing increased costs in dollars are spent.”
Illustration by Olya Kalatsei ‘10.
what they pay for health benefits for their employees, those Soscia also raised one of the divisive issues that caused the
increases will be incorporated into the price of the cars they United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to oppose the
produce.” legislation – even as American nuns and the Catholic Health
Sister Jane is one of many religious who have experienced Association of the United States supported the bill.
the pitfalls of the spiraling health care system. Just days before “From a personal point of view, as a Catholic, I cannot sup-
the March votes, the heads of major Catholic women’s religious port any system that does not fully protect all life, born and
orders in the United States, representing more than 59,000 unborn,” Soscia explained. “This is a point I cannot compro-
Catholic nuns – including the Sisters of Mercy – signed mise on. We all agree our system needs improvement. We just
have to be very careful when rights – everyone needs to
dollars and politics play a large
role in health decisions.
“Nowhere does the contribute.”
Many Americans are,
“In the end, my role as a
physician, in keeping with my
Constitution guarantee indeed, only one or two pay-
checks away from being with-
oath, remains to do what is in
the best interests of my
public education, but the out health insurance.
“Opponents of health care
patients, protecting and
respecting life,” Soscia added.
American people now reform generally do not feel
they should support people
Another emotional point,
though a far cry from the
view that as an ironclad that they deem to be unde-
serving,” Bundy said. “What
moral issue of abortion, is
opponents’ vehement insis-
birthright. I believe that they fail to recognize is that
they could become one of
tence that the new legislation
and its enactment through rec-
health care falls into this those people with the loss of
employment or the onset of a
onciliation is in violation of the
United States Constitution.
category.” serious illness.”
Bundy believes that “argu-
According to Dr. Timothy – Dr. Timothy Neary ments presented by people
Neary, assistant professor of who say health care is social-
history, “Nowhere in the U.S. Assistant Professor of History ism … simply fail to under-
Constitution (written 223 years stand their responsibilities to
ago) does it guarantee a ‘right other humans. Every man and
to health care.’ Neither, how- every woman for him or her-
ever, does it provide for ‘rights’ self will lead to anarchy.”
to Social Security, Medicare, a minimum wage, or any num- Historically, health insurance for Americans is relatively
ber of other contemporary conventional expectations of the new. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute,
U.S. national government.” few Americans had health insurance prior to World War II.
On Dec. 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United In the aftermath of wage freezes and a shortage of workers,
Nations issued its Universal Declaration of Human Rights – employers had to find new ways to recruit workers. Health
a proclamation that, in the aftermath of World War II, sought coverage was born.
to provide citizens of every nation with a guarantee, of sorts, Since then, health insurance in the workplace has
to certain basic expectations, including education, social become commonplace, although recent years have seen a
security and an adequate standard of living. shift to higher employee co-pays as the cost of premiums
“During the post-World War II period, President Harry has risen dramatically.
Truman announced a plan to create a system of universal What is often forgotten, however, is that being employed
health care coverage in the United States,” Neary noted. “By does not necessarily go hand-in-hand with being insured.
1949, Congress had defeated it. Earlier attempts by President Partners for Healing opened its doors, Watson explained,
Theodore Roosevelt and President Franklin Roosevelt, and because “there were too many individuals who were work-
later attempts by Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, ing, either full time or part time, who did not have access to
Nixon, Carter and Clinton failed as well.” health care. Many used the emergency room for non-emer-
Neary points out that the issue of universal health care gency problems and many just didn’t get any care at all.”
parallels that of public education, a “right” that is also miss- A former Navy wife, Watson has held various roles in the
ing from the prose of our founding fathers. health care profession, from public health administrator to
“Nowhere does the Constitution guarantee public educa- home health care worker and school nurse. Her position at
tion, but the American people now view that as an ironclad Partners for Healing has been hands-on, working with the
birthright,” says Neary. “I believe that health care falls into many individuals and organizations responsible for keeping
this category. The health of the nation is a matter of national the clinic up and running.
security. Witness, for example, the federal government’s “From day one, we have operated in the black because
recent response to the threat of the H1N1 virus.” of the generosity of the community, local churches and busi-
nesses, fundraisers and grants,” Watson said. “Because of the
number of volunteers who work in the clinic, expenses are
kept low. We bought a building and had it paid for in five
Equal rights for all years because of many special gifts.”
Watson fully supports health care reform. She and her
As the countdown to 2014 continues, the heated debate colleagues at Partners for Healing have helped to organize
over health care may take second place to the issues of the similar clinics in other communities. The importance of
day. But the underlying ethical premise, according to Dr. health care reform is significant to these clinics, but until all
William Bundy, who teaches graduate courses in ethics, is individuals have adequate coverage, they will continue to
fundamentally about social justice and the distribution of operate and offer people the help and services they need.
wealth in the United States. “We serve as a conduit linking up the needs of the
In the classroom, Bundy encourages students to identify patient with resources in the community,” Watson explained.
their core values so that when faced with an ethical “From the very beginning, we said we would be happy to
dilemma, they have a solid foundation from which they can close our doors if there was no longer a need for our serv-
proceed. He also challenges his students to consider situa- ices. That, however, has not happened.”
tions based on the common good. Many supporters of health care reform agree that the bill
“The health care reform debate is a matter of embracing recently passed is not perfect. It is, nevertheless, a begin-
human rights over individual comforts,” Bundy explained. ning. A Buddhist proverb states: “If we are facing in the right
“Health insurance is part of a worker’s compensation. It’s not direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” Most agree
a ‘benefit;’ it is earned. There are pretentious discussions the journey has begun.
about cost and national debt, but the root issue is the distri-
bution of wealth to achieve social justice and assure human – Mary Edwards ’86
24 OLD FRIENDS
Alumni return to campus to celebrate Reunion Weekend.
(from left): Class of 1960 classmates Gail Finn Thompson, Sheila Croughan Chenard, Phyllis Coffey Bilowz, Janet Brady
Reardon and (back) Dorothy Gomez Scholwin, Martha Lyons Donovan, Sandra Gai Merlino, Joanne Dutra Burns and Rachel
Wheeler-Rossow ’84 (Hon.) gather at the kick-off reception.
ore than 500 alumni from 11 classes – from the Class of 1955 to
M the Class of 2005 – returned to campus June 4-6 for Reunion
For James Nelson ’85, there was a sense of family among friends. “These
friendships never die,” Nelson said. “They are true friendships, not just
acquaintances. What we have proven is that, despite time, we can still pick
up where we left off.”
Barbara Travers Brady ’60 also remarked on how easily old friendships
were rekindled. “Although many of us haven’t seen each other in years, it
was like we had never been apart,” Brady said. “The friendships we formed
there are still strong and will remain with us forever.”
What stands out most in Class of 1990 graduate Susan Kaminsky Sulli-
van’s mind was the sense of togetherness she experienced over the week-
end. “What makes Salve unique is that it’s a small school, which creates a
close environment,” Sullivan said. “It’s just a great school – I would love for
one of my children to attend.”
Many activities and events helped alumni reconnect, from a luncheon
for the 50th and 55th reunion classes to a night on the town at the Landing
Restaurant and a cookout overlooking the Cliff Walk.
Photos by Kim Fuller and Andrea Hansen.
Brady greatly enjoyed her 50th reunion luncheon with her classmates.
“It gave us time to reconnect with one another after many years,” she said.
“I hope and pray that all our classmates stay healthy and are able to attend
our 55th reunion.”
“I have a whole bunch of new pictures, memories and muscle aches
from laughing so hard,” Nelson added. “I can’t say one event was better
than the other. The entire weekend was terrific.”
Gerri Gordon ’85 (standing) and Holly Cromack – Tara Watkins ’00
Linton ’85 look through their yearbook. Editor’s Note: For more reunion photos, please visit:
(from left): Andrew Cardarelli ’96, ’98 (M), Timothy Donahue ’95, Michael Cove ’95, Donna Zabit-Fischthal ’95, Michael
Chrabascz ’95 and Peter Sempepos ’95 gather at Miley Hall for the reunion kick-off reception.
(from left): Friends and classmates (top row) Norma Haronian Mosca ’51,
Mary Lehane Horgan ’54, ’76 (M), Carolyn Woods Sullivan ’55 and (mid-
dle row) Elizabeth O’Connell Mitchell ’51, Jane Murphy Farley ’51, Evelyn
Burns Wyatt ’55, ’76 (M), Geraldine Barry Nagle ’55, Marie Toppa Kerr ’55
and (front row) Joan Carney Ryan ’55, Mary Murphy McGunagle ’51 and
James Nelson ’85 (left) and Michael McCann ’85 Joan Kane Ahlers ’55 gather for a photo after the 55th reunion lunch-
join the fun at Wakehurst. eon at Ochre Court.
(front row, from left): Class of 2000 graduates Melissa Pucci, Jessica
Brian Werner ’05 and Heather Langevin ’05 spin Martins, Christina Simons Goin, Shiloh Comes, Lynora Gilligan, Amy
out on the dance floor during the all-class bash. McMaster and (back) Andrea Plowman Pasternak, Heather Byrne
Clune, Tara Watkins, Amy Signoriello and Beth Gimbrone gather for
the reunion kick-off reception.
26 ATHLETICS AT SALVE REGINA
Men’s tennis team takes home the crown, sailing competes in the nationals
and the baseball team sees championship action. By Peter DiVito
Men’s Tennis Team Wins 15th TCCC
Earns third NCAA tournament berth in four years.
early April. This time round, Salve Regina won two of three
doubles matches to build a 2-1 lead entering singles play. With
the match tied at four, Masso rallied back after dropping the
first set to earn a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory at No. 2 singles, and sent
the Seahawks back to the finals, where they met up with top-
seed and defending champion Roger Williams University.
Last season, the Roger Williams Hawks snapped the Sea-
hawks’ run of seven consecutive TCCC crowns with a 5-2 win.
Unlike last season’s finals, which saw the Seahawks drop two
of their three doubles matches, Salve Regina grabbed an early
2-1 lead as the No. 1 team of Martin and Masso and the No.
2 team of Zachary Rosenfeld ’12 and Chad Strong ’13 each
won their respective matches. Masso and Strong proceeded to
win their singles matches at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, and Isch
earned the fifth and decisive point with a come-from-behind,
3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles – to give the Seahawks a 5-
Heading into the NCAA Tournament, the Seahawks were
dealt a significant blow when they learned that Martin would
be unavailable to play because of an injury. As a result, every-
one in the Seahawks lineup moved up one spot for their first-
Co-captain Stephen Masso ’10 earned First Team All-TCCC round match against St. Joseph’s College, Long Island. Once
honors for doubles and Second Team All-TCCC singles again, the Seahawks took a 2-1 lead into singles play behind
honors. doubles wins from Rosenfeld and Strong at No. 1 and Isch
and Masso at No. 2. Playing No. 1 singles, Masso was able to
he men’s tennis team captured its 15th The Common- post a three-set victory, while Isch won in straight sets at No.
wealth Coast Conference (TCCC) crown in 2010 and 4. But Salve Regina could not grab the fifth and decisive point,
saw co-captains Andrew Martin ’10 and Stephen Masso and dropped a 5-4 decision to St. Joseph’s.
’10 earn their third NCAA Tournament berth in four years. Strong capped an outstanding freshman campaign with a
The Seahawks stood at 2-3 in the conference following a team-high 18 wins, including a perfect 10-0 mark in TCCC
loss at Wentworth Institute April 10, but closed their regular play. Isch was next with 16 singles wins and a 7-2 mark in
season with six consecutive wins TCCC, while Masso notched 15 and Rosenfeld finished with
to earn the No. 3 seed in the con- 11. Martin – who did not play in the fall – closed his career
ference tournament. with a 9-7 singles mark in 2010 and a 4-3 record in confer-
First-year head coach Joe ence play.
Heckley and his players began In doubles competition, Rosenfeld and Strong recorded a
their run to the championship team-high 15 wins (8-2 TCCC), while the No. 1 team of
with a 5-2 win over No. 6 Endicott Martin and Masso posted a 13-4 mark (6-2 TCCC). Isch and
College in a match that began Brian Castrichini ’12 went 7-9 at No. 3 doubles, but 5-2 in
April 27 and ended well after mid- conference play.
night on the 28th. Aaron Isch ’13 Following the regular season, Martin and Masso each
posted a straight-sets win at No. 5 earned First Team All-TCCC honors for doubles and Second
singles to seal the victory and Team All-TCCC singles honors. Strong also received Second
send Salve Regina to the semifi- Team honors in singles.
nals. “The men’s tennis season went just as planned,” coach
Photos by Andrea Hansen.
Next up for the Seahawks was Heckley said. “Starting in the fall, our goal was to win the con-
No. 2 Nichols College, a team that ference and that’s exactly what we did. We had somewhat of
dealt the Seahawks a 6-3 loss in a rough start, but toward the middle of the spring everyone
pulled together and we accomplished our goal as a team. We
Co-captain Andrew Martin ’10 had a great year and I’m happy that my graduating captains –
received Salve Regina’s 2010 Andrew Martin ’10 and Steve Masso ’10 – can go out on a note
Sportsmanship Award. like this.”
Finishes 12th in
he Seahawks sailing team finished 12th at the 2010 Intercollegiate
Sailing Association/Gill Coed Dinghy Championships in Madison,
Wis., June 1-3. Their trip north marked the first time in program
history the team has ever qualified for the national championships, and
they did not disappoint, finishing ahead of top-ranked schools such as
Georgetown, Roger Williams, South Florida and Stanford.
The team qualified for the national championships after a top-nine
finish at the national semifinals in Seattle May 1. Considered the sec-
ond most important college sailing competition of the year, the semi-
finals pit 36 schools against each other from 200 active sailing Captain Patrick Clancy ’10 and Lauren Grygiel ’10 work
programs. together during practice in the waters off of Fort
Head coach John Ingalls credits the following sailors for bringing Adams Oct. 6, 2009, in preparation for the national
the team to its first national finals appearance: KaraFaye Buffa ’12,
Patrick Clancy ’11, Lauren Cotta ’10, Christina Ford ’10, Lauren Grygiel
’10, Sarah Muzyka ’12, Peter Pellegrini ’12 and Torey Pellegrini ’10.
“We sweated, we froze, we started early
and stayed late, we sacrificed our per-
sonal lives, we laughed and we cried,
to push our best to the front, to give
our team the best chance possible for
– Head Coach John Ingalls
New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association
Coach of the Year
Competing year-round, the sailing team practices on
Narragansett Bay Oct. 6.
Since Ingalls arrived in 2003, the program has grown from only six
boats to 20. This past season, he was named the New England Inter-
collegiate Sailing Association (NEISA) Coach of the Year, while Lauren
Grygiel ’10 was named to the All-NEISA Second Team. Grygiel sailed
in every major intersectional regatta that Salve Regina attended this
year, and is a major reason the team has maintained a national rank-
ing of 15th or better over the past 18 months.
“Lauren came to Salve Regina with no sailing experience,” Ingalls
said. “Her intelligence, athletic ability, determination to improve, and
commitment to the team rapidly propelled her to the top of her sport.
She truly is amazing to sail with and a pleasure to watch sail.”
Ingalls also credits captain Torey Pellegrini ’10, Patrick Clancy ’11
and Peter Pellegrini ’12, along with their respective crews, for their
outstanding performance at major intersectional competitions.
Calling the championships a “blast,” coach Ingalls noted that stu-
dents sailed “phenomenally well in one of the deepest fields of all
time and in extremely difficult conditions.
“I am so proud of each member of this team,” Ingalls added.
Photos by Andrea Hansen.
“Together, with lofty goals of making it to the national, we sweated,
Head coach John Ingalls was
we froze, we started early and stayed late, we sacrificed our personal
named the New England
lives, we laughed and we cried, to push our best to the front, to give
Intercollegiate Sailing Association
our team the best chance possible for success. We have a lot to be
Coach of the Year.
proud of, a lot to be thankful for, and a lot to look forward to. We
hope to build off of this experience and continue to improve.”
28 ATHLETICS AT SALVE REGINA
Baseball Team Sees Championship Action
Finishes season 24-18.
he baseball team reached the 20-win plateau for the 14th and stolen bases (13), while Diaz laced a team-high 15 doubles
time in the last 18 seasons and came within one win of and drove in a team-high 38 runs. In conference games, Melcher
claiming their eighth The Commonwealth Coast Confer- batted .459 and ripped three triples – the third highest totals in
ence (TCCC) Championship. TCCC – while his slugging percentage (.716) and on-base per-
The Seahawks posted a 24-18 record in 2010 (12-10 TCCC) centage (.512) ranked fourth and fifth, respectively. Diaz, mean-
and entered the playoffs as the No. 5 seed. Head coach Steve while, placed third in TCCC games with 25 RBI and nine
Cirella and his players began their run to the championship April doubles, and his four home runs tied for fourth.
27 with a 14-6 win at No. 4 Wentworth Institute of Technology, Michael O’Neill ’12 led the club with seven round-trippers and
a team that swept a doubleheader from Salve Regina just one finished fifth with a .358 average, while Nicholas Politelli ’12 (.377)
week prior. The Seahawks came back the following day and and Matthew Capone ’12 (.373) ranked third and fourth in aver-
knocked off top-seed Curry College, 12-10. That win put the Sea- age. Charles Matarazzo ’11 drove in 34 runs, which tied him with
Melcher for second on the Seahawks, while Brendan Tapley ’11
knocked in 23 runs in 31 appearances. Catcher David Miller ’10,
Salve Regina’s Distinguished Scholar-Athlete of the Year, started 35
games (34 behind the plate) and hit .250 with 21 RBI.
On the bump, Craig Silva ’11 led the team in innings pitched
(53.1), wins (eight) and strikeouts (47). For his efforts, he – along
with Matarazzo – was a TCCC Honorable Mention selection.
Politelli was second with four wins and 30 strikeouts in 38.1
innings, while Patrick Quinn ’11 and Brandon Bursie ’11 each
notched three wins.
“This was a very successful season for the team,” said Cirella.
“The coaching staff is very proud of the team’s accomplishments
and we are looking forward to the many veterans returning for
David Miller ’10, Salve Regina’s Distinguished Scholar-Athlete
of the Year, started 35 games (34 behind the plate) and hit
.250 with 21 RBI.
hawks in the championship round and helped avenge a 27-1 loss
that Curry had dealt them March 28 in Newport.
The Seahawks suffered their first loss of the playoffs May 1, a
17-5 drubbing in a rematch with Wentworth. But later that day,
Salve Regina responded with an 8-3 win in an elimination game
with the Wentworth Leopards, and set up a winner-take-all game
with No. 2 seed Western New England May 2. The Seahawks fell
behind early and rallied back several times to close the gap, but
were never able to tie the game. Their season was ended by the
Western New England Golden Bears, 8-5.
Photos by Andrea Hansen.
Salve Regina was led by a pair of First Team All-TCCC selec-
tions in Alexander Melcher ’11 and Riley Diaz ’10. In May,
Melcher was selected to the New England Intercollegiate Base-
ball Association (NEIBA) All-New England Division III Second Riley Diaz ’10 laced a team-high 15 doubles and drove in a
Team. He led the Seahawks in average (.419), hits (65), runs (35), team-high 38 runs.
Softball Team Advances to TCCC Playoffs
Players finish season 20-14.
Sarah Jakiela ’10 capped her career by going 19-13 with a
2.51 ERA and 198 strikeouts in 203.1 innings. Salve Regina’s
Female Athlete of the Year, Jakiela was also named to the
2010 College Sports Information Directors of America/ESPN
The Magazine Academic All-District I College Division Third
he softball squad posted its second consecutive 20-win
season and earned the No. 5 seed in The Commonwealth
Coast Conference (TCCC) Tournament. Despite losing
both playoff contests, head coach Kerri Scroope introduced a
slew of freshmen that led the team offensively all season and will
be the core of the program for the foreseeable future.
Jennifer Cruver ’13 led the Seahawks in on-base percentage
(.436) and stolen bases (four), tied for the team lead in average Catcher Alicia Ferri ’10 appeared in 33 of the Seahawks’ 34
(.347), and finished second in runs (19). A centerfielder who games this season.
recorded a .914 fielding percentage, Cruver also laced five dou-
bles, which ranked third on the Seahawks, and drove in 13 runs,
which was fifth. She racked up nine multi-hit games in 2010, In the circle, Sarah Jakiela ’10 capped her career by going 19-
including three games with three hits. Following the season, Cru- 13 with a 2.51 earned run average (ERA) and 198 strikeouts in
ver was named Second Team All-TCCC. 203.1 innings. She became only the ninth student-athlete in
Jillian Quintana ’13, meanwhile, also recorded a .347 average NCAA Division III history to record 1,000 career strikeouts and
and led the team in hits (35), home runs (six), RBI (31) and slug- was tabbed Second Team All-TCCC following the conclusion of
ging percentage (.545). She drove in two or more runs in 13 dif- the regular season. Jakiela also received the Rhode Island Asso-
ferent contests, including a season-high four runs on two ciation of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Distinguished Ath-
occasions. Quintana’s biggest hit of the year was a three-run, lete of the Year Award. She was later named to the 2010 College
walk-off home run against eventual TCCC champion Endicott Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/ESPN The
College. Magazine Academic All-District I College Division Third Team.
Kristen Parolise ’12 finished second in average (.337) and hits The Seahawks began their 2010 season in Orlando and
(34), and third in runs (16) and RBI (20). She notched eight posted a 5-1 record in “The Sunshine State.” Along with their win
multi-hit games, including a season-high four against Regis over Endicott College, the Seahawks knocked off perennial pow-
Photos by Andrea Hansen.
(Mass.) College April 21. Parolise drove in a season-high three erhouse Western New England College and swept second-place
runs against Wentworth Institute March 27 and was also named University of New England April 11. Salve Regina also swept
Second Team All-TCCC. TCCC foes Curry, Eastern Nazarene, Gordon, Nichols and Regis.
Courtney Fleming ’13 started all 34 games for Salve Regina “It was a season of challenges but the team persevered and
and batted .315 with a home run and 21 RBI, while Zeena Bar- had a great season,” coach Scroope said. “We are young team
barita ’13 batted .299 and Ali Muehlbronner ’13 hit .267 out of and we’re looking forward to next year.”
the leadoff spot.
30 ATHLETICS AT SALVE REGINA
Women’s Lacrosse Heads to Quarterfinals
Team records highest win total in four years.
a pair of one-goal
losses to conference
College (15-14) and
Gordon College (14-
13). Their first
win, however, was a
behind victory over
March 22, in which
the Seahawks scored
four goals in the final
4 minutes and 41
Losses at the
University of New
Roger Williams fol-
Erika Curtin ’10 won a team-high 71 lowed before the
draw controls and also chipped in with Seahawks returned
28 goals. home and notched
their first TCCC win
of the season, a 14-3 victory over Anna Maria College April 10. A
2-3 stretch followed that left Salve Regina at 4-10 and sparked
their run to the playoffs.
The Seahawks scored a school-record 226 goals in 2010,
thanks, in large part, to the play of captain Sarah Baker ’10. The
Team captain Sarah Baker ’10 tallied a single-season, school- highly-skilled forward volunteered to shift to goal last season due
record 82 points on 49 goals, and a school-record 33 assists. to a lack of netminders, but she returned to the front line this sea-
She received Second Team All-TCCC honors and Salve son and tallied a single-season, school-record 82 points on 49
Regina’s 2010 Female Sportsmanship Award. goals, and a school-record 33 assists. In 11 conference games,
Baker led the Seahawks in goals (25), assists (23), points (48) and
man-up goals (five). She finished her college career No. 1 all-time
or the first time since 2007, the women’s lacrosse team in games played (65), second in assists (48), third in goals (102)
qualified for The Commonwealth Coast Conference and fourth in points (150). For her efforts, she received Second
(TCCC) playoffs, more than doubling their win total from Team All-TCCC honors as well as Salve Regina’s Female Sports-
the 2009 season. manship Award.
“The 2010 season was our most successful since I began Nicole Viola ’11 scored 46 goals and notched 58 points to
coaching in 2006-2007,” head coach Jen Eldridge said. “Our play- place second on the Seahawks, followed by Kelly Burke ’13, who
ers really came together and focused on playing like a team. We recorded 42 goals and 50 points in her first season at Salve
had a great group of freshmen who were able to contribute right Regina. Viola scored four or more goals on five occasions, while
away, which gave us a lot more depth than we have ever had in Burke led the team with three game-winning goals, including the
the past.” 12-11 overtime winner against Nichols College that sent the Sea-
Left with a 1-7 conference mark and needing to win their hawks to the playoffs. Viola will enter her senior season with 95
remaining three TCCC contests to earn the eighth and final play- goals, fourth all-time at Salve Regina.
off spot, the Seahawks began their march to the playoffs with a Erika Curtin ’10 won a team-high 71 draw controls and also
17-9 win over New England College April 24. Two days later, chipped in with 28 goals. Defensively, Danielle Malconian ’13 led
they thumped first-year program Regis (Mass.) College 23-1, and the team with 56 ground balls. In goal, first-year lacrosse student-
capped their run with a dramatic 12-11 overtime win at Nichols athlete Natalie Balletta ’12 went 7-11 with a 14.14 goals against
College April 28. average (GAA) and a .363 save percentage. Balletta’s play was a
Photos by Andrea Hansen.
Though the season ended May 1 with a 23-5 loss to top-seed main reason the Seahawks were able to qualify for the playoffs,
Endicott College in TCCC quarterfinals, Eldridge and the Sea- posting a 7.00 GAA in the team’s final three conference games.
hawks finished with a 7-11 mark – their highest win total in four “I am very excited to see what the team will do in the next
years – while posting a perfect 5-0 mark in home games played three seasons as we continue to bring in strong recruiting
at the Lawrence Avenue field. classes,” Eldridge added. “Our five seniors also provided great
The Seahawks opened the season with five home games at leadership on and off the field and, by watching their example,
Gaudet Field in Middletown and posted a 1-4 record, including next year’s seniors are ready to lead this team.”
Men’s Lacrosse Posts 9-8 Season Record
Team earns No. 5 seed in conference tournament.
ed by The Commonwealth Coast Con-
ference (TCCC) Offensive Player of
the Year Christopher Walker ’12, the
men’s lacrosse team posted a 9-8 record, giv-
ing the Seahawks nine or more wins in three
of the last five seasons under head coach
Patrick Cooney. The team earned the No. 5
seed in the conference tournament and suf-
fered a 12-11 setback at No. 4 seed Roger
Williams University May 1 in the quarterfinals.
Walker was also named to the All-TCCC
First Team (attack), where he was joined by
graduate students Nicholas Clark ’09 and
Nathaniel Burns ’10, both of whom were
selected on defense. Cody LaFerriere ’09
was named to the second team as a special-
ist, while Brendan Rooney ’11 received Hon-
orable Mention accolades.
Walker potted 34 of his 46 goals in 2010
against TCCC foes, which tied him for first in
that category, and finished second in points
with 47. His 99 shots led the league, and he
placed in a tie for second with two game-
winning goals. Walker’s season-high of nine
points (6-3-9) against Wentworth Institute
March 20 tied for the highest TCCC single-
game point total this season. Walker also
collected 22 of his 45 ground balls in confer-
ence games. Overall, he finished with 69
points (46-23-69), five man-up goals, three Christopher Walker ’12 was named The Commonwealth Coast
game-winning goals and one man-down Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
Burns led the Seahawks with 55 ground
balls in conference play and proved to be as College April 22 and also registered 25
solid a presence on defense for Cooney as ground balls. Overall, LaFerriere recorded 10
he was when he played on the men’s ice points (5-5-10), including a season-high four
hockey team this past winter. Burns col- (3-1-4) in the season-opener against UMass-
lected a season-high 10 ground balls at Dartmouth.
Roger Williams University April 7, and Rooney placed second in the conference
picked up his only point of the season – an with 18 assists, and his 33 points (15-18-33)
assist – in a win over Anna Maria College placed him eighth. He racked up a season-
April 10. high six points (3-3-6) in a win over Went-
After missing all but one game in 2009 worth Institute, and finished the regular
because of an injury, Clark returned to his season with 50 points (27-23-50).
pre-injury form in 2010 and teamed up with In goal, Christopher Connors ’13 went 7-
Burns to provide one of the steadiest 7 with 8.66 goals against average (GAA) and
defense crops in the conference. Clark fin- a .564 save percentage. Brett Pimental ’11
ished second to Burns with 47 ground balls appeared in seven games and, in his only
in league play, but led the Seahawks with 72 start of 2010, recorded 11 saves in a 10-8
on the season. Offensively, he chipped in win over TCCC runner-up New England
with five points (3-2-5) and notched a goal College April 24.
and an assist against both Wentworth Insti- “We congratulate our 10 graduating sen-
Photos by Andrea Hansen.
tute and Curry College. He also gathered a iors who were outstanding leaders in the
season-high nine ground balls against the Salve Regina community,” said Cooney.
Roger Williams Hawks. “Their leadership on and off the field helped Christopher Scanlon ’10 appeared
LaFerriere won 51.1 percent (45 of 88) of the team thrive during their time here in in 16 of the Seahawks’ 17 games
face-offs against TCCC foes this season and Newport. We are also extremely proud of this season, and recorded four
also chipped in with five points (2-3-5). He our graduate student, Nick Clark ’09, on points (three goals and one assist).
won a season-high 13 face-offs at Endicott receiving All-American honors.”
32 ATHLETICS AT SALVE REGINA
Women’s Track and Field Places Fourth
Athletes finish season with personal bests.
Two-sport athlete Danika Williams ’11 competes in the shot put. Kendra Andrie ’11 and the Seahawks’ 4x400-meter
relay team took fourth place with a time of 54.89.
he women’s track and field team posted a over in the last 100 meters with a blazing kick for a
fourth-place finish at The Commonwealth career-best time of 5:14.75. Gallipoli also placed fifth
Coast Conference (TCCC) Invitational hosted in the 400-meter dash (1:05.69). Schioppo, meanwhile,
by Gordon College April 24. scored her first collegiate points in the 800-meter,
Two school records fell as Paige Pallotto ’13 broke while recording a personal best time of 2:37.39.
the 3000-meter steeplechase record and the 5000- In the field events, Alyssa Desmarais ’13 placed
meter record, which had stood for 18 years. second in both the hammer (100-08) and the discus
Kelsey Jacobsen ’12 scored in both her short sprints (100-05), and fifth in the shot put (29-00.50), while
with collegiate bests. She placed fifth in the 100-meter Kathleen Kelley ’12 scored her first collegiate points
Photos courtesy of the Office of Sports Information.
dash (13:43) and long jump (14-03.75), and sixth in with a fifth in the hammer (84-03).
the 200-meter dash (29.06). The Seahawks’ 4x400-meter relay team of Kendra
Jacobsen was followed by captain Marisa Fiore ’11, Andrie ’11, Jacobsen, Caroline Gildea ’12 and Galdo
who also recorded a collegiate personal best in the took fourth with a time of 54.89.
800-meter (2:30.75), placing third. Fiore also placed “Injuries and a host of other problems kept the
third in her first 3000-meter steeplechase (13:04.42), women’s track and field team from performing as they
getting overtaken only in the last 20 meters. She was expected, but individuals still recorded some glittering
also a member of the third-place 4x400-meter relay numbers and achievements,” head coach Matthew
team (4:33.16), along with Antoinette Galdo ’13, Alexis Hird said. “The season was a little disappointing con-
Gallipoli ’13 and Danielle Schioppo ’13. sidering the preseason expectations, but the athletes
Gallipoli staged a stirring dual in the 1500-meter, were focused, trained with purpose and were
taking the lead, then relinquishing it, and then taking rewarded with gratifying personal achievements.”
2010 Sports Awards
Student-athletes make the grade.
alve Regina’s student-athletes registered a student-athletes were inducted into the Chi Alpha
3.11 cumulative grade point average (GPA) Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society,
for the 2010 spring semester, which is an including 22 new members in 2010. In order to
increase from the 3.08 GPA they combined to qualify, a student-athlete must be a junior or sen-
score in the fall. ior academically and possess a GPA of 3.4 or
Of the 402 student-athletes at Salve Regina in higher. Additionally, a total of 33 student-athletes
the spring of 2010, 216 (55 percent) held a GPA of were named to the 2009-2010 The Common-
3.0 or higher and 94 of those (23 percent) earned wealth Coast Conference Academic All-Confer-
a GPA of 3.4 or higher. Over the last four years, 92 ence Team.
Salve Regina’s Department of Athletics honored the following individuals with awards during
a special recognition ceremony May 2:
Kendra Andrie ’11, soccer, ice hockey, track and field Brian Kirkland ’10, football
Brother Michael Reynolds Award (female) Seahawk Spirit Award
Sarah Baker ’10, women’s lacrosse Andrew Martin ’10, men’s tennis
Sportsmanship Award (female) Sportsmanship Award (male)
Nick Clark ’10, men’s lacrosse Sean McAllister ’10, men’s soccer
Brother Michael Reynolds Award (male) Male Athlete of the Year Award
Sarah Jakiela ’10, softball David Miller ’10, baseball
Female Athlete of the Year Award Distinguished Senior Scholar-Athlete Award (male)
Ken Johnson ’11, men’s soccer Natalie Rubenoff, volleyball
Meghan E. Strathman ’03 Memorial Award Distinguished Senior Scholar-Athlete Award (female)
Larry Kestler, coordinator of transportation services
Sister Philemon Banigan Award
Beasts of the East
Sixty alumni return to campus for
annual rugby reunion game.
alve Regina welcomed more than 60 alumni back to campus
and to Newport for the annual rugby reunion April 10. Stu-
dent players won the match with a 15-12 score.
“We had a nice group of players and non-players who haven’t
been back on campus in years,” said Katherine Brezina, associate
director of alumni/parent programs. “It was great to see everyone
and have so many alumni and friends back in Newport.”
Brezina said the weekend was full of the “Salve spirit” and a huge
success because of executive committee members Brett DeBarba ’91
(M), Michael Farley ’94, Michael Negron ’91 and others.
Salve Regina’s rugby team today is 73 strong, with 26 women
and 47 men. The women’s team competes in Division IV and the
men’s in Division III. The men’s team proudly took second in the
Beast of the East Tournament this spring.
“The future looks bright for both teams,” Brezina added. “They
are already looking forward to the fall 2010 season.”
In the Great Alumni Game of 2010, student players won the
match April 10 with a score of 15-12. For the past three years,
the game has featured exchange students from the University
College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. In the final minutes of the game,
Taylor Solari ’10 (front left) and Jim Miller ’91 (back left) lift Barry
Kelleher ’11 from UCC as Philip Marrone ’91, Matthew Kriedel
’90 and Peter “P.J.” Fargo ’10 look on. In blue, jumper Daniel
Murphy ’11 (right) is lifted by Jesse Ditullio ’12 (back) and
Andrew Baik ’13 (front).
34 ALUMNI NEWS AND NOTES
Alumni News and Notes
The Way We Were
(l-r): Suzanne Reardon ’67, Kathleen Burtt Kocon ’68,
‘73 (M), Sister Dianne Carlson, Dona Hackman
Mullen ’66, Louise Scola ’66 and Sister Mary Ignatius
attend an epiphany party in this photo from the 1950s
1965 Regina Maris yearbook.
Sister Andrea Martell ’52 will celebrate her 75th anniversary dia-
mond jubilee as a Sister of Mercy this year. After graduating from Salve
Regina, Sister Andrea received a master’s degree in English from
Boston College. She also completed seminars in German language
studies from various institutions, including Georgetown University.
Sister Andrea spent the first 14 years of her career as a first-grade
teacher in Providence, R.I., serving at Bishop Tyler School, the Rhode
Island Catholic Orphanage, and Saint Joseph and Saint Michael
schools. In 1961, she taught German and English literature at Salve
Regina. Sister Andrea concluded her teaching career at St. Mary
Academy Bay View in Riverside, R.I., where she served for 14 years.
She now resides at Mount Saint Rita Health Care Centre in
Cumberland, R.I. Kathleen Sullivan Connell ’58, ’96 (M), director
of the AARP-Rhode Island, was inducted into the Rhode Island
Heritage Hall of Fame May 1. Sullivan was among eight honorees rec-
ognized for bringing credit to Rhode Island and contributing to the
history and heritage of the state.
Sister Mary Regina Brennan ’65 celebrates her 50th anniversary
golden jubilee as a Sister of Mercy this year. After graduating from
Salve Regina with her bachelor’s degree in education, Sister Mary
Regina received her master’s degree in teaching from St. Michael’s
College in Vermont. She taught at Saint Edward School in Providence,
Saint Patrick School in Fall River and Saint Raphael Academy in
Pawtucket, where she has served since 1978 and now ministers as a
guidance counselor. Sandra J. Flowers ’65, ’06 (Ph.D.) received the
Exceptional Volunteer Award June 6 during Reunion Weekend.
A retired elementary school teacher and current member of the
Newport School Committee, Flowers is also a class representative, a
Freshmen look for a way to get rid of their former alumni co-chair and the alumni chair of the 2009 Governor’s
beanies in the urn outside Ochre Court in this Ball. An active parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Newport, Flowers
photo from the 1965 Regina Maris yearbook.
Receiving alumni awards during Reunion
Weekend June 6 are (from left) Christopher
Carney ’90, Cynthia Soares Rose ’80,
Sandra J. Flowers ’65, ’06 (Ph.D.) and Kara
MacDonald Flanagan ’90.
serves on various boards, including Friends of Newport
Library, the Newport Hospitality Commission, Sons of Italy
and Volunteers in Newport Education. In addition to her
service to the University, Flowers volunteers through Project
BOLD and is a mentor in the Aquidneck Island Mentoring
Program. Dr. Janice Raymond ’65 is professor emerita of
women’s studies and medical ethics at the University of
Massachusetts – Amherst. From 1994-2007, she was co-exec-
utive director of the Coalition against Trafficking in Women,
where she still serves on the organization’s board. Raymond
is also the author of five books and multiple articles, trans-
lated into several languages, on issues ranging from vio-
lence against women to bio-medicine. Jean Havens Cook
’66, who lives in New Port Richey, Fla., reports that nine
members of the Class of 1966 and their husbands met in (left to right, seated): Class of 1966 graduates Susan Riordan
Sarasota, Fla., Jan. 28 and 29 for an informal gathering. The Barcomb, Patricia Moher Frary, Gertrude Ste. Marie MacPhail
group started their reunion at the Beach House Restaurant and (standing) Jean Havens Cook, Elizabeth Costello Burke,
for a sunset gathering and dinner Jan. 28, and met at the Paulette Guthrie Thomas and Eileen McCusker McDermott enjoy
Mote Aquarium Jan. 29 for breakfast and a private tour, fol- each other’s company at the Suntide Island Beach Club at Lido
lowed by lunch at the Columbia Restaurant in St. Armand’s Beach in Sarasota, Fla., Jan. 29.
Circle. The group enjoyed their final gathering that evening
at the Suntide Island Beach Club on Lido Beach. “Everyone
had a great time,” wrote Cook. Patty Moher Frary ’66 won 1970s
the hat prize for coming the farthest from Seattle. Yeyette Dodie Kazanjian ’72, editor-at-large for Vogue maga-
Berendes Houfek ’66 came from Kansas, and Sue zine, was a guest speaker at the Smithsonian’s Archives of
Riordan Barcomb ’66 came from South Carolina.” Other American Art 10th annual Raymond Lecture, where she and
alumnae who attended were Liz Costello Burke ’66 from painter Elizabeth Peyton spoke at the Cosmopolitan Club in
Massachusetts, Gertrude Ste. Marie MacPhail ’66 and New York City May 19. Vogue’s editor-at-large covering the
Paulette Guthrie Thomas ’66 from Illinois, and Nancy international art world since 1989, Kazanjian has also con-
Phelan Flynn ’66 and Eileen McCusker McDermott ’66 tributed to The New Yorker and served as director of the
from Rhode Island. “Next year, we plan to reserve Jan. 27 Metropolitan Opera’s Gallery Met, Washington editor for
and 28 in Sarasota again,” Cook wrote. Sister Jane Marie House & Garden, editor-in-chief for the Arts Review at the
Thibault, Ph.D., OCDS, ’69, the author of two books – “10 National Endowment for the Arts and deputy press secre-
Gospel Promises for Later Life” and “A Deepening Love tary to First Lady Nancy Reagan. Kazanjian is the author of
Affair: The Gift of God in Later Life” – was featured in an several books, including “Dodie Goes Shopping,” “Icons:
article published in St. Anthony Messenger March 1. A The Absolutes of Style” and “Alex: The Life of Alexander
gerontologist and clinical professor at the University of Liberman” with Calvin Tomkins. Geraldine McLaughlin
Photos by Andrea Hansen and Walter Burke.
Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky, Thibault is also Osborne ’73 is a teacher of moderate special needs with
a trained spiritual director who joined the order of the the Brockton, Mass., school department. Dorothy C.
Secular Discalced Carmelites in 1965. A featured speaker at Watson ’77 continues to be an active volunteer in her com-
leading health and spirituality conferences, in 2009 her munity through the Health Council and Literacy Council.
schedule was curbed when she was diagnosed with non- Watson also serves on several boards in Tennessee, includ-
Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which required her to undergo ing the Harton Regional Medical Center, the Tennessee
chemotherapy. In her book, Sister Jane offers a way of Public Health Association, and Medical Home Health Care.
understanding dedicated suffering, a practice whereby one Richard M. Spirlet ’78 has announced his candidacy
offers suffering up to God through prayer and intention for for election to the Westport, Mass., board of selectmen.
the benefit of others. Spirlet is a criminal justice instructor at Fisher College.
36 ALUMNI NEWS AND NOTES
A Survivor’s Tale
Breast cancer survivor Sonja Integlia Boyland ’85 advises women to be their own advocates.
onja Integlia Boyland ’85 was training for a triathlon “If it hadn’t been for the fact
S when she got the news: She had Stage 1 invasive
lobular carcinoma (ILC) – a form of breast cancer
that doesn’t always show up on a mammogram.
that my doctor was so
proactive and insisted that
“There were no visible signs or any pain,” Boyland
said. “I had no symptoms whatsoever.” In some cases, the I have an MRI core biopsy,
first sign of ILC is a thickening, swelling or hardening in
the breast that can be felt, rather than a distinct lump. I probably wouldn’t be
Other possible symptoms include breast or nipple pain,
redness, discharge or a lump in the underarm area. alive today.”
Boyland had none of those – Sonja Integlia Boyland ’85
symptoms but, given her family
history, she was tested every six
months. Her mother – Mojca Even before she was diagnosed, Boyland participated
Sencar Integlia ’73 – is a 10-year in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Danskin
breast cancer survivor, and her triathlons. But now she is a vocal advocate for breast can-
grandmother died from it at the cer research, something she believes is seriously under-
age of 45. funded.
Because Boyland had such In October, only a few weeks after her first chemother-
dense tissue, her routine apy session, Boyland and her husband attended the Pink
appointments consisted of ultra- Virus Summit in Washington, D.C., along with Dr.
sounds and MRIs rather than Kathleen Ruddy, a breast cancer surgeon and founder of
mammograms. When an irregu- the Breast Health and Healing Foundation.
larity showed up in her ultra- Doctors at the summit presented data linking many
sound in June 2009, her doctor types of cancers, including breast cancer, to viral infec-
insisted that she have a more tions. In fact, a large percentage of their breast cancer
definitive test – an MRI core patients showed evidence of mammary tumor virus.
biopsy. As the mother of three daughters, Boyland wishes
That test, and her doctor’s more would be done to prevent the disease from occur-
persistence, saved her life. ring. While there is a great deal of focus on early detec-
“As soon as I was diagnosed, tion, the number of breast cancer cases is not going down,
I didn’t think twice,” Boyland she said. This trend cannot be broken until the causes of
said. “Given my family history, I breast cancer are better understood. “Imagine if there was
knew what I had to do.” a vaccination against breast cancer,” she added.
Boyland opted to have a bilat- Thankfully, Boyland’s cancer was caught early, and she
Sonja Integlia Boyland ’85, a eral mastectomy in July 2009. That is expected to recover fully. She advises women to be vig-
cancer survivor, crosses the was followed with chemotherapy, ilant about their breast health and be their own advocates.
finish line at the Danskin and this past April she completed “So many women just go to an X-ray center,” Boyland
Triathlon in Sandy Hook, N.J., her second round of reconstruc- said. “That’s not enough. You have to go to a specific
in 2008. tive surgery. place that monitors patients closely. Be your own advo-
“I consider myself very fortu- cate. Stay on top of your mammograms, and make sure
nate,” Boyland said. “If it hadn’t you have a doctor you can trust who knows your history
been for the fact that my doctor was so proactive and very well.”
insisted that I have an MRI core biopsy, I probably would- Boyland is now cancer-free, and the last weekend in
n’t be alive today.” April, she walked in the Susan Komen Race for the Cure
Now in her 40’s, Boyland is the mother of three girls – 5K. “I will be okay,” she said. “And I thank God every
Christina, Danielle and Emily – and the sister of Vincent minute. Now I would like to help all the women who are
Integlia ’98 (M), who is also a cancer survivor. “Vinny has or were in my place.”
Photo courtesy of Sonja Integlia Boyland ’85.
been a great inspiration to me through all of this,” she
said. “He tells his story in his Web site, theartofsur- Editor’s Note: Portions of this article were excerpted
vival.net.” from an article that appeared in NJ.com Oct. 29, 2009.
A resident of Chatham, N.J., Boyland is married to For more information, please contact Sonja Boyland at
Mark Boyland, her husband of 21 years, and works for the firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on
quality of life grants division of the Christopher and Dana Dr. Kathleen Ruddy and her research, visit
Reeve Foundation. http://breasthealthandhealing.org/.
Sharon Moske Bradley ’79, R.N., M.S.N., president and CEO
of Nursing Homecare Inc., in Wilton, Conn., was recently fea-
tured in the Hour newspaper. A 2004 recipient of Salve Regina’s
Distinguished Alumna Award, Bradley is completing her doctor
of nursing practice degree at Case Western Reserve University.
Elizabeth Cadigan ’79 has been named senior vice president of
patient care services and chief nursing officer at Cambridge
Health Alliance, a Harvard-affiliated public health care system
that serves Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north
region. Cadigan was formerly the vice president of patient care
services and chief nursing officer for the Quincy Medical Center,
where she served for nine years and led the first national accred-
itation of the hospital’s cancer care program. Cadigan was also
director of nursing operations at Boston Medical Center for eight
years. Martha Costa Machnik ’79, executive director of the
West Bay Family YMCA in North
Kingstown, R.I., was featured in a
March 25 article in the Standard-
Times. In addition to overseeing the
2,600-member YMCA and its facili-
ties, programs and 120 staff mem- Steven Combes ’81 and his wife, Debora Costello Combes ’83,
bers, Machnik was lauded in the show off their Salve Regina cozies while visiting with fellow
article for “providing community alumni at O’Brien’s Pub in Newport Feb. 25.
service such as scholarships for low-
income residents, continued mem-
bership for those who are out of and CEO of Logan & Co., a bankruptcy administration firm that
Martha Machnik ’79 is work, free membership for military helps guide companies through the paperwork, court filings and
the executive director of kids whose parents are deployed, mailings needed to process a bankruptcy reorganization.
the West Bay Family and summer day-trips for kids.” In Kathleen M. McGrath ’82, R.S.C.J., made her final vows as a
YMCA in North recognition of her efforts, Machnik Religious Sister of the Sacred Heart Jan. 31 in Rome, along with
Kingstown, R.I. was also nominated for the annual 14 other sisters from around the world. Sister Kathleen entered
Spirit Day – We’re Proud of You – the order in 1999 and made her first vows in 2002. She spent nine
Award. months with the Religious of the Sacred Heart in Argentina
before going to Rome to prepare for her final profession. Since
1999, Sister Kathleen has been involved in spiritual direction and
1980s work with people who are homeless, including serving as co-
Cynthia Soares Rose ’80 received the Alumni Achievement director of Southwest Chicago PADS, an organization that pro-
Award June 6 during Reunion Weekend. Rose completed her vides emergency services on Chicago’s south side, and assists
degree in criminal justice at Salve Regina and was the first men and women experiencing homelessness in New York City.
African-American female police officer for the city of New Sister Kathleen is now an instructor in the Moving Ahead pro-
Bedford, Mass., where she served for 21 years. Rose is now an gram at St. Francis House in Boston, which helps men and
assistant clerk magistrate for the New Bedford, Mass., District women adjust to entering the community after incarceration and
Court, where she has served for the past 12 years. A trustee of homelessness. Joyce Raicik ’85 is the new food and beverage
Bristol Community College, Rose also serves as a member of director at Race Brook Country Club
New Bedford Child and Family Services, on the board of com- in Orange, Conn. Previously, Raicik
missioners of the Massachusetts Hall of Black Achievement at was clubhouse manager at The
Photos by Andrea Hansen, Marianne Groszko Lee ’01 and Martha Smith.
Bridgewater State College and on the board of trustees of Hartford Club. Anthony J. Silva ’85
Gamblers Anonymous. Rose is the recipient of numerous awards, (M), director of the Rhode Island
most recently the Community Service Award for distinguished cit- Municipal Police Academy, was the
izens from the Martha Briggs Club and the St. Thomas More keynote speaker during the 11th
Award for distinguished court employees. Lt. Cmdr. Louise M. annual Law Day Observance April
Therriault ’80 retired in 2000 from the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps 29. Also director of the Rhode Island
after 20 years of service. Therriault is currently living in Sicily, Emergency Management Agency,
Italy, and working for the Department of Defense Dependent Silva served as chief of police for
Schools as a school nurse. Deborah Eliason ’81 has announced Cumberland, R.I., from 1997-2006.
the opening of Eliason Law Office, LLC, in Gloucester, Mass. As Carmela Veneziano Geer ’87, Anthony J. Silva ’85 (M),
principal and founder of her own firm, Eliason will advise clients community outreach director for the director of the Rhode
with regard to project development matters, including state and Middletown, R.I., School Department, Island Municipal Police
local permitting and real estate transactions. Vincent Wyatt has been named Middletown’s Academy, delivers the
Howell ’81 (M), engineering project portfolio manager at Education Collaborative 2010 Teacher keynote address during
Corning Inc., in New York, received the 2010 Award of Merit of the Year. The volunteer organiza- the 11th annual Law Day
from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Kathleen Logan tion, which was formed in 2004 Observance April 29.
’81 was featured in a March 14 article in The Record, a newspa- by parents who wanted to provide
per based in Hackensack, N.J. Logan is the founder, president programs and services no longer
38 ALUMNI NEWS AND NOTES
This Old House
Former English major publishes book on Newport’s Shingle-Style architecture.
heryl Hackett ’87, ’89 (M), an adjunct Since graduating with her bache-
C professor in the department of
English, loves old houses.
That love affair first began in 1982, when
lor’s degree in English and her mas-
ter’s in liberal studies, Hackett has
written about architecture, historic
she was an American Field Service exchange preservation, interior design and
student in Finland at the age of 16. lifestyles for various magazines,
But the romance really blossomed a year including Classic American Homes,
later, when Hackett enrolled at Salve Regina. Coastal Living and Victorian Homes.
As a freshman, she wasn’t allowed to have a Her daughter, Meghan Galvin ’13,
car. “I walked the city and fell in love with recently finished her freshman year at
the Shingle-Style homes that year,” she Salve Regina, where Hackett taught
said.“I knew then I wanted to write about courses such as feature article writing
architecture.” and editing from 2000-2008. Besides her
Now, nearly 20 years later, Hackett has work at Salve Regina, Hackett is cur-
kept that promise with the publication of rently the public relations director for
her first book, “Newport Shingle Style,” pub- Newport Collaborative Architects.
lished by London’s Frances Lincoln “I owe so much to Salve,” Hackett
Publishers Ltd. Her book features 15 homes Cheryl Hackett ’87, ’89 (M) has said. “When I was a student, the faculty
built in Newport, Portsmouth, and published her first book, “Newport was so supportive and encouraged all
Jamestown from the 19th century to the Shingle Style.” the students to aim high and trust their
present day, in more than 200 photographs instincts. And now that my daughter is
by Kindra Clineff. a student, I am honored to know she
The term “Shingle Style” defines buildings with the sides will be blessed with an extraordinary education.”
and roofs enveloped in shingles. Newport was one of the first
places where the Shingle Style was developed, Hackett said. Editor’s Note: Portions of this article were excerpted from
“For me, Shingle-Style homes are the houses of summer,” a story by Sean Flynn that appeared in The Newport Daily
Hackett said. “All the decorative elements connect to the land- News April 29. “Newport Shingle Style” can be found at
scape in a way that soothes the soul. There are spaces inside Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Borders and Newport
designed for entertaining, and spaces created for solitude.” mansion stores.
covered by the traditional budget, has awarded tens of thou- industrial films. A kindermusik teacher for many years with The
sands of dollars for everything from field trips to technology. List Academy of Music, Toppa presently does therapeutic musi-
Leslie Peebles Gilman ’87 was recently voted the 2010 teacher cal entertainment in nursing homes in Bristol, R.I.
of the year in Middletown, R.I. Gilman is a special educa-
tion/lead teacher at the Aquidneck School. Capt. Timothy M.
Lee ’88, ’94 (M), a 21-year veteran of the Providence, R.I., 1990s
police force, was sworn in as chief of police in Dartmouth, Mass.,
March 22. Diane A. Rekos ’88 has retired from her position as Christopher L. Carney ’90, president of American Waste
a school nurse/teacher for the Burrillville, R.I., school system, Services, LLC, of Raynham, Mass., received the Alumni
where she worked for more than 20 years. She is now employed Achievement Award June 6 during Reunion Weekend. Carney’s
by Concord Home Health Services in Cranston, R.I. Gail business specializes in municipal, commercial and waste hauling
Barravecchia Dandurand ’89, principal of the Narragansett, services. Established in 1999, his business ventures include trash
Photo by Dave Hansen/The Newport Daily News.
R.I., Elementary School, has been honored as Rhode Island’s collection, recycling, hauling, mulch production, snow plowing,
first-year principal of the year. Previously, Dandurand taught for construction and demolition cleanouts and home construction. A
16 years in the Chariho, R.I., regional school district, before sponsor of both Salve Regina’s annual alumni and corporate golf
becoming assistant principal of Narragansett Elementary in 2006. tournaments, Carney is also an active supporter of the
Patricia McCarthy Toppa ’89 was a guest speaker at a theatre University’s ice hockey team. Kara MacDonald Flanagan ’90
arts career panel discussion at the Megley Theatre March 25. In received the Alumni Achievement Award June 6 during Reunion
addition to caring for a family of four children and three stepchil- Weekend. A social work major, Flanagan started her career in
dren and operating a bed and breakfast, Toppa has worked in social work in Maine and was awarded the Distinguished Citizen
many theaters in Rhode Island, including the Barker Playhouse, Award by the south Portland Police for saving the life of one of
Brown Summer Theater, City Nights Dinner Theater, the her neighbors. She now lives in Connecticut, where she is a suc-
Firehouse Theater, NewGate Theater and the Newport cessful real estate agent and serves on various community
Playhouse. Toppa has also appeared in many commercials and boards, including the Visiting Nurse Association. Thanks to her
At the Top of Her Class
Sally Olohan ’88 (M) receives award for her service to higher education.
hat does Sally Olohan ’88 (M), “I am indebted to Salve
W head of student services at
Nottingham Trent University in the
U.K., have in common with The Beatles?
for providing a solid
foundation for my career
Both Olohan and the Fab Four visited in university education
Buckingham Palace to receive the honor of and proud that I have
the Most Excellent Order of the British been able to extend this
Empire (MBE) from Queen Elizabeth II. The
award, one of the U.K.’s highest, recognizes caring and professional
outstanding achievements and honors ordi- influence to other univer-
nary people who make a difference to life in sities in the U.K.”
their communities. – Sally Olohan ’88 (M)
Olohan was honored Oct. 20, 2009, at
Buckingham Palace for her service to higher
education and students with disabilities. Student Mental Health Issues: Duty of Care
As head of student support services at Responsibilities for Student Services in
Nottingham Trent, a university with 24,000 Sally Olohan ’88 (M), head of Higher Education.”
students, Olohan leads a team of 40 staff student support services at Olohan, who received her master’s degree
members and 40 associates who provide a full Nottingham Trent University in in human development in 1988, also worked
range of student services, from financial aid to the U.K., receives an MBE on Salve Regina’s student services team as a
counseling and disability support. Under her (Most Excellent Order of the residence hall community coordinator.
leadership, her support services team was a British Empire) from Queen “The human development master’s pro-
finalist for the Times Higher Education Elizabeth II for her services to gram encouraged me to develop a holistic
Awards. They also received the Frank Buttle higher education. and systems-based approach to the com-
Trust Quality Mark for Higher Education for plex issues that can affect students’ success
their work in making a university education in their studies,” Olohan said. “My early
possible for students who have no family support. experience as a student services practitioner, living and work-
Olohan has also affected policy on the national level. She ing within the Salve community, provided an invaluable
served as a member of the Universities U.K. Working Group insight into how well-managed services and caring support
that developed management guidelines on student mental can make a significant difference to students’ lives.
health. She is also a member of the Higher Education Working “I am indebted to Salve Regina for providing a solid foun-
Party advising the national charity, Skill, on policy issues that dation for my career in university education,” Olohan added.
need to be addressed for disabled students. Olohan is also “I’m proud to be able to extend this caring and professional
working with the Leadership Foundation in Higher Education influence to other universities in the U.K.”
to develop a leadership development program for student
service managers across the UK.
The former vice-chair of the Association of Student Editor’s Note: Portions of this article were excerpted from
Services Managers in Higher Education, she was the lead an article on the Nottingham Trent University Web site,
author of the “Good Practice Guide: Responding to “Head of Student Support Honoured with MBE.”
Photo courtesy of Father Michael Malone and Robinson & Cole.
volunteer efforts, she and her teenage daughters Hartford, Conn., has been named as a contributing
have created holiday cheer programs for a local editor for Developing Labor Law, a publication of
homeless shelter, and launched a successful the American Bar Association’s Labor and
fundraising gala at her children’s school to help Employment Section. With this appointment,
feed the homeless in Hartford. She is married to her Bernabo joins a national roster of distinguished
college sweetheart, Sean Flanagan ’89. Michelle labor and employment practitioners. She is also
M. McGlone ’90 was appointed principal of editing a chapter of this publication. Lt. Gen.
Holbrook Junior/Senior High School in Holbrook, James J. Lovelace ’91 (M) has been appointed
Mass., July 1. McGlone was previously assistant vice president of international programs at L-3
principal for curriculum and instruction at the jun- Communications in Washington, D.C. With 39 years
ior/senior high school, where she has served for the of service to the U.S. Army, Lovelace’s military
past four years. Stephen J. Oliver ’90, project career has included various leadership roles, culmi-
manager at Fidelity Investments, served as a student nating in his post as commanding general of the Nicole A. Bernabo ’91
mentor during the Career Networking Dinner U.S. Army Central/Third Army/Coalition Forces
March 24. Nicole A. Bernabo ’91, a labor and Land Component Command, from which he retired
employment attorney with Robinson & Cole in in July 2009. Robert Matteau ’91 was a guest
40 ALUMNI NEWS AND NOTES
Steven O’Donnell ’93 (M), the new U.S. Marshal for the
District of Rhode Island, is inducted into the national criminal
justice honor society by Dr. Robin Hoffmann, professor of
administration of justice, April 29, during the 11th annual
Law Day Observance.
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speaker at a theatre arts career panel discussion at the Megley
Theatre March 25. A member of Actors Equity, he has performed
in 49 states and in 17 countries, starring in national and interna-
tional tours in shows such as “Evita,” “Hair,” “Jesus Christ
Superstar” and “Man of LaMancha.” He has also toured with “The
Music Man” and The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s.” As a director, he has
Noah Thomas ’99 sports the O’Brien’s Pub cap he won in the helmed “Hair, Once on this Island” and “The Last Five Years” for
raffle at an alumni gathering at O’Brien’s Pub Feb. 25. the Cabaret Troupe at Skidmore College. Joseph L. DelPrete
’93 (M) was recently named police chief of Glocester, R.I.
DelPrete is a former Rhode Island State Police lieutenant. Wendy
Mello Jack ’93 won Mrs. Massachusetts United States 2009, a
pageant assembled annually in Las Vegas to celebrate the
achievements of married women throughout the 50 states and
U.S. territories. Today, Jack’s main focus is on raising her children,
Ava, 4 1/2, and Ella, 3. Laurie McGlone ’93, senior human
resources generalist at Bard Davol Inc., a medical device com-
pany in Warwick, R.I., served as a student mentor during the
Career Networking Dinner March 24. Steven G. O’Donnell ’93
(M) was appointed U.S. Marshal for the District of Rhode Island
by President Obama Nov. 5, 2009. An adjunct faculty member in
the administration of justice program, O’Donnell was inducted
into Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society,
as an honorary inductee, during Salve Regina’s 11th annual Law
(l-r): Rhode Island State Police Lt. Frank Sullivan ’95 (M);
Day Observance April 29. In addition to overseeing the United
adjunct faculty member and Middletown, R.I., police chief
States Marshal’s Service in the Rhode Island District, O’Donnell
Anthony Pesare; Salve Regina’s transportation services coordi-
supervises and manages all programs, including fugitive and sex
nator Larry Kestler ’80; and Rhode Island State Police Lt. Col.
Raymond White ’93 attend the 11th annual Law Day
offender investigations and witness protection. Prior to being
Observance. named marshal, O’Donnell enjoyed a distinguished 23-year career
with the Rhode Island State Police, which
most recently included serving as lieu-
Births tenant colonel/deputy superintend-
Photos by Andrea Hansen and Marianne Groszko Lee ’01.
ent/chief of field operations and acting
Carolina K. Rienzo ’95 and Jason Desiderato: Rylee Elsa superintendent. Lt. Col. Raymond S.
Jill Nelson Bansal ’96 and Rakesh Bansal: Mayer Himani White (M) ’93, a 23-year veteran of the
Peter F. Bria ’96 and Lynn K. Bria: Claudia Faith Rhode Island State Police, introduced
Jessica McGee-Ahmet ’97 and Mustafa Ahmet: Emily Charlotte Anthony J. Silva (M) ’85, keynote
Marguerite A. Versacci Keppler ’97 and Christopher Keppler: Charley Elizabeth speaker during the 11th annual Law Day
Amanda Zusman Cicciarella ’98 and Marc Cicciarella: Sophie Helen Observance April 29. The deputy superin-
Heather Byrne Clune ’00 and Thomas W. Clune: Thomas Walter tendent/chief of field operations, and sec-
Benjamin Jarvis ’01 and Brianne Lyon Jarvis ’01: Amelia Katharine ond-in-command of the Rhode Island
Ami Widman Sinclair ’02 and Paul Sinclair ’03: Wesley Louis State Police, White is responsible for over-
Meghan M. Mahoney Cancelliere ’03 and Anthony Cancelliere: Anthony seeing the division’s Uniform and
Christina Reil Glowac ’05 and Peter Glowac ’05: Julie Ann Detective Bureaus as well as the
Kathleen McMahon Sullivan ’07 and Michael Sullivan: Eva Joy Governor’s Executive Security Unit.
Former English majors discuss
career opportunities at networking
ood communication skills may be the deciding factor
G when it comes to landing a job, said alumni who
attended the annual Career Networking Dinner, held
March 24 in Ochre Court.
Jason Davis ’07, Mary Cate Kelleher ’06, Laurie McGlone ’93,
Stephen Oliver ’90, Julie Pearson ’06, Melissa Pucci ’02, Allison
Teixeira ’05, Daniel Turpin ’06 and Kari Van Buren ’01 served as
student mentors during the dinner.
“I really enjoyed the event and thought it was a great idea, (back row, from left): Daniel Turpin ’06, Laurie McGlone ’93,
especially the fact that we focused on one specialty,” Davis said. Jason Davis ’07, Stephen Oliver ’90 and (front row) Melissa
“I was honored when my former English professor, Dr. Pucci ’02, Kari Van Buren ’01, Julie Pearson ’06, Allison
Harrington-Lueker, asked me to come back and speak, and I Teixeira ‘05 and Mary Cate Kelleher ’06 serve as mentors at
hope my story gave encouragement to the soon-to-be English the Career Networking Dinner March 24.
major graduates who attended.”
Davis and other alumni speakers told students that the skills
they are learning now, especially communication, will help them Stephen Oliver ’90, project manager at Fidelity Investments,
in any career they pursue. He also noted that there are several advised students to avoid some of the mistakes he made after
post-graduate courses available for students interested in editing graduating.
or publishing. “I didn’t know what needed to be done or how to do it,” he
“I attended the Denver Publishing Institute after graduating explained. “I lacked job search skills, pursued the wrong jobs
in 2007 because of my interest in editing,” Davis added. “I think and employers, and didn’t have an effective plan.”
that helped me get into a career that I really enjoy.” Oliver encouraged students to take full advantage of the
Julie Pearson ’06 spoke to students about their courses, career counseling services offered by Salve Regina.
internships and career aspirations. “I was happy to return to “We’re always being asked: ‘What can you do with an English
Salve for the networking dinner,” said Pearson, who became the major?’” said Dr. Donna Harrington-Lueker, English professor
inside sales and marketing coordinator for Bioline USA in and department chair. “Thanks to our alumni we can say, ‘You
February. “It was nice to be able to give back to the university can do a lot – and we’ll help you get there.’
that helped me on my path toward a successful career.” “We’ve devoted a good bit of time this past year to helping
“You could almost see the relief spread across students’ faces as students explore career options – and our alumni have just been
they listened to our stories and learned how valuable an English wonderful sharing their time and talent,” Harrington-Lueker
degree is to any number of professions,” said Melissa Pucci ’00, added. “Our alums go on for advanced degrees, move up the
associate director of admissions and recruiting at Yale Divinity career ladder and become heavily invested in their communities.
School. “I would have benefited from an event like this when I They’re the mission lived large.”
was a student.”
Margaret “Peggy” Comfort ’94 (M), along with her husband,
Lyn, was featured in a Newport Daily News article recounting 2000s
their dramatic rescue by the Coast Guard after their restored 55-
foot Huckins cruising motor yacht sank about 20 miles from the Melissa Pucci ’00, associate director of admissions and
Bahamas. The couple – and their pets – were safe in their win- recruiting for Yale Divinity School, served as a guest speaker and
ter home in Charleston, S.C., slightly more than a week after the student mentor during Salve Regina’s Career Networking Dinner
rescue. Michael Buckley ’97, special agent with the U.S. March 24. Genna Arakelian Abbate ’01 is an educational tran-
Department of Homeland Security, introduced U.S. Federal sition facilitator for the Department of Children, Youth and
Marshal Steven G. O’Donnell (M) ’93, the honoree during the Families’ Alternate Education Program at the Rhode Island
11th annual Law Day Observance April 29. Michael Viccione Training School in Cranston, R.I., where she helps youth make
’98 was a guest speaker at a theatre arts career panel discussion the transition back into the community. Her husband, Anthony
at the Megley Theatre March 25. Viccione worked at the Newport Abbate ’02, is a liability adjustor at Hanover Insurance in
Playhouse for two years, where he had a supporting role in Worcester, Mass. Jessica Guy ’01 is a teacher at the Nathaniel
Photo by Andrea Hansen.
Enrico Garzilli’s “The Smart Set,” and he has worked in low- Bowditch School in Salem, Mass., a K-8 school. She earned her
budget films, both behind the scenes and as an actor. A music master’s degree in education, creative arts and learning from
engineer at a studio in Rhode Island called Soulstice Sound, Lesley University. Lynne Jackson DaRos ’01 (M), a certified
Viccione is currently the lead singer in the band Whalebone and award-winning floral designer and horticulturist, had her col-
Jackson, which was recently voted the best blues band in Rhode lection of floral photographs exhibited at the Portsmouth Public
Island by the Providence Phoenix. Library in April. DaRos plants 400 dahlias annually, along with
42 ALUMNI NEWS AND NOTES
Award-winning horticulturist Lynne Jackson DaRos ’01 (M) Kevin Linskey ’04 and Kristen Buzaid Linskey ’03 (left) visit the
had her floral photographs exhibited at the Portsmouth, R.I., Mystic Aquarium April 10 with their daughter, Ava Grace.
Public Library during the month of April.
Hawaii. Nicole Chevrette ’05, copywriter at KVH Industries in
Middletown, R.I., served on a roundtable during Career
Connections Night at Salve Regina March 18. Andrew
Munchbach ’05, a computer scientist/consultant for the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a freelance writer for
Boy Genius Report, served on a roundtable during Career
Connections Night at Salve Regina March 18. Jonathan Restaino
’05, senior account executive for Onward Search, served on a
roundtable during Career Connections Night at Salve Regina
March 18. Allison Teixeira ’05, public affairs associate at
Emerson College in Boston, recently received her master’s degree
in communication management from Emerson. Teixeira was a
Photos by Marianne Groszko Lee ’01 and courtesy of Lynn Jackson DaRos ’01 (M) and the Office of Alumni/Parent Programs.
guest speaker during the Career Networking Dinner March 24.
Karen E. Johnson ’05 (M) (left) and Tiffany Kalberer Krystal Carcieri ’06, sales associate for Carpionato Properties,
McClanaghan ’02, ’08 (M) meet up at Tickets Bar and Grille served on a roundtable during Career Connections Night at Salve
in Middletown April 29 for a graduate alumni reception. Regina March 18. Daniel Conley ’06, a police officer for the city
of Nashua, N.H., was recently featured in the Nashua Telegraph
hundreds of other flowers and vegetables. Matthew Jardine newspaper for his participation in the third annual CHaD Battle
’01, ’02 (M) recently become the Seekonk, Mass., Police of the Badges Police and Fire Face Off for Children hockey
Department’s lead investigator and a member of the regional game. Conley joined up with police officers, firefighters and res-
South Coast Anti-Crime Taskforce. Kari Van Buren ’01, mem- cue workers from 23 other New England cities and towns to
bership associate for the Preservation Society in Newport and compete in the benefit, which raises funds for the Children’s
Rhode Island state chairwoman of the Association for State and Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The hockey game is a key
Local History, served as a student mentor during the Career fundraiser for the hospital and has raised almost $200,000 in the
Networking Dinner March 24. Gary E. Raytar ’02 has been last two years. Thomas Creely ’06 (Ph.D.) has been appointed
elected to the board of the Fairfield Follies Foundation, an organ- associate director of The Center for Ethics and Corporate
ization that builds bridges of understanding between teenagers Responsibility at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at
from inner-city neighborhoods and suburban communities. The Georgia State University. He also served as a board member for
foundation nurtures the talents of young performers to help them the Atlanta Compliance and Ethics Roundtable. Michael
improve their skills through exposure to professional-level train- Gigliotti ’06, branch manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, served
ing, and develops an appreciation for the richness of the on a roundtable during Career Connections Night at Salve Regina
American musical tradition. Tara Liscombe ’03 has been pro- March 18. Mary Cate Kelleher ’06 completed her contract with
moted to senior contract negotiator at Louis Dreyfus Highbridge the Peace Corps as a high school English teacher in Malawi,
Energy, LLC, in Wilton, Conn., where she is responsible for all Africa, in December 2008. She is currently substitute teaching,
aspects of negotiation for energy products documentation at the tutoring and assisting with part-time grant research for Big
company’s offices in Canada, Europe and the United States. Picture Learning in Providence, R.I. Kelleher was accepted into
Liscombe, who received her law degree and M.B.A. from Western New Mexico University as a Peace Corps Fellow, and
Quinnipiac University in 2006, served on a roundtable during will be joining their program for a master’s degree in teaching
Career Connections Night at Salve Regina March 18. Jessica this fall. Kelleher served as a student mentor during the Career
Blaha ’05, human resource manager for IT Convergence, served Networking Dinner March 24. Dr. Jeffrey F. Newman ’06 is the
on a roundtable during Career Connections Night at Salve Regina newest associate at Active Life Chiropractic in Newburyport,
March 18. Allison Chester ’05 is teaching in Boston and previ- Mass. Recently married, Newman and his wife, a fellow chiro-
ously worked for three years as a special education teacher in practor, have moved back to Massachusetts from Florida.
Graduates and parents enjoy 11th
annual alumni golf tournament.
n a picture-perfect spring day on Monday, May 17, more
O than 85 golfers turned out at the Montaup Country Club
in Portsmouth, R.I., for the 11th annual Alumni/Parent
Despite a close match for first place, the winning 2009 team
won again this season. With a first-rate score of 59, the winning
foursome of Samuel Dwyer ’02,
Shaun Davis ’05, H. Earl Evans ’05
and Joe Christensen took first place
and were honored with a round of The winning foursome of Samuel Dwyer ’02, Joe Christensen,
golf for four, donated by Montaup H. Earl Evans ’05 and Shaun Davis ’05, winner of the men’s
Country Club. longest drive, pose for a photo after the alumni golf tourna-
The tournament’s Double Eagle ment May 17.
Sponsor, Christopher Carney ’90,
along with William Cary ’92, Katie To finish off the day, players were welcomed off the course
Judge Duffy ’99 and her father, Peter with a steak dinner and raffle prizes ranging from Red Sox tick-
Judge, came in second, and won Polo ets to gift certificates donated by local restaurants such as the
shirts donated by Kevin Corrado ’97 Gas Lamp Grille, KJ’s Pub & Restaurant, La Forge Casino,
and wine donated by Michael Paradis O’Brien’s Pub and more. Raffle prizes were also donated by
’89 of Vickers’ Liquors. Third place Frank and Cathy Bursie, the parents of Brandon Bursie ’11, and
this year was awarded to the four- Mark Zarek ’85.
Janis Miles ’59, ’67 some of John Surprenant ’89, Marc The event was made possible by the generous support of
(M) joins more than Groudahl, Scott Zielfelder and Greg the following sponsors: American Waste Services and
80 other alumni at Dunn. Christopher Carney ’90, Corrado’s Canvas & Cushions and
the 11th annual golf Parent Linda Narkawich, the Kevin Corrado ’97, Grinnell Recycling and Craig Austin ’92 and
tournament. mother of Stephen Narkawich ’99, Jason Cofrancesco ’96, Keller Williams Realty and Chad Kritzas
won two individual awards, including ’98, Liberty Mutual, McGrath Clambakes, Newport Hardware,
the ladies closest to the pin and the ladies closest to the line. Nikolas Pizza, On-Campus Marketing, O2 Global Chauffeured
Other individual award winners were Shaun Davis ’05, winner Services, PDQ Printing & Design, Sarge’s Auto Body, Shred-It
of the men’s longest drive; Katie Judge Duffy ’99, winner of the and Tri-State Fire Protection Agency.
ladies longest drive; Kris Collins, winner of the men’s closest to
the pin; and Peter Judge, winner of the men’s closest to the line. – Katherine Brezina ’01
Newman attended the Palmer College of Chiropractic and sultant for Winn Residential, served on a roundtable during
interned at The Palmer Clinic. He received his degree in Career Connections Night at Salve Regina March 18. Jason Davis
December 2009. Julie Pearson ’06 served as a student mentor ’07, journals and rights manager for UpToDate, a medical pub-
during the Career Networking Dinner March 24. Formerly the lisher in Waltham, Mass., attended the Career Networking Dinner
marketing coordinator for the Massachusetts Dental Society, at Salve Regina March 24. Monika Drwiega ’07, ’08 (M.B.A.),
Pearson recently became the inside sales and marketing coordi- associate auditor for Khan, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd., served on
nator for Bioline USA Inc., an international company that devel- a roundtable during Career Connections Night at Salve Regina
ops, manufactures and markets a wide range of specialized March 18. Leslie Loock ’07 has been promoted from project
bio-research reagents for life sciences research. Robert manager to account manager at Seidler Bernstein, a full-service
Pesapane ’06, ’07 (M), project coordinator for the Rhode Island marketing communications agency specializing in health care
Emergency Management Agency, led a Rhode Island Bridge and life technologies. Elizabeth F. Martello ’07 is working as a
Collapse Seminar at Salve Regina March 25 featuring guest special education teacher for the South Shore Charter Public
speaker Rocco Forté, retired Minneapolis fire chief who com- School system in Norwell, Mass. Michelle Nicholson ’07
manded the Emergency Operations Center after the collapse of (M.B.A), regional director for the American Heart Association,
the I35W Bridge. Kathleen Styger Philp ’06 graduated from discussed internship opportunities during a Career Connections
the University of Pennsylvania with her master’s degree in city Night roundtable at Salve Regina March 18. Heather Donnellan
and regional planning in May 2008. She is currently the preser- ’08, ’09 (M.B.A.), events manager for the Westerly-Pawcatuck
Photos by Andrea Hansen.
vation and advocacy coordinator for the Providence Preservation area in Rhode Island, served on a roundtable during Career
Society. Her husband, Spencer Philp ’07, is an assistant direc- Connections Night at Salve Regina March 18. Deanna Hamilton
tor of admissions at Salve Regina. Lindsay Frederick Semas ’08, SIU claims adjuster for Amica Mutual Insurance Co., offered
’06, ’07 (M.B.A), associate auditor for Kahn, Litwin, Renza & advice to seniors and students attending Career Connections
Co., Ltd., served on a roundtable during Career Connections Night at Salve Regina March 18. Capt. Daniel Racine ’08 (M)
Night at Salve Regina March 18. Nicole Stone ’06, leasing con- has been appointed police chief for the city of Fall River, Mass.,
44 ALUMNI NEWS AND NOTES
Matthew Urbanetti’s trip to South Africa changes his life.
atthew Urbanetti ’05 was working with his father in and I was going to meet one of the most influential people
M the insurance business when he was given what he
calls a “very special opportunity: the chance for
someone who has lived a very fortunate life to make a differ-
I’d ever met,” Urbanetti said.
That person was Sharon Steenkamp, a woman who had
worked at the school for 27 years.
ence in others.” “After meeting Sharon, I knew Elswood was where I
A business major, Urbanetti decided to visit South Africa, wanted to be,” Urbanetti said. “She is a lady with a golden
on the outskirts of Cape Town, with a friend. heart, and is the backbone of the school and the students.
He left his comfortable desk job in Glastonbury, Conn., in She grew up in the same neighborhoods and knows how
January to travel 7,763 miles to a place where the murder rate, hard life is for these children. She’s had offers for better jobs,
along with tuberculosis and AIDS, is the highest in the world. more money, benefits and a safer environment, but this is
where her heart is.”
For the next three months, Urbanetti taught an English
comprehension class led by the HPS team, tutored students
on how to use the Internet and Microsoft programs, and met
with students to discuss such topics as healthy eating, study-
ing and staying active.
“The school is greatly understaffed, has no money and
operates with a deficit,” he said. “The supplies teachers have
are ones they bought with their own money. Things like
chalk and even scrap paper are scarce. The school has four
old worn-out balls, which are used to entertain 600 kids. It’s
Students at the Elswood School in South Africa listen as not safe for the kids to stay after school, because even dur-
Matthew Urbanetti ’05 says goodbye. ing the day gangs are surrounding the flats, and muggings
occur in broad daylight.”
Before Urbanetti left South Africa, he said goodbye to the
That trip changed his life. students and teachers at the Elswood School in a public
At first Urbanetti was placed back at a desk job at the assembly. “That was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had
University of the Western Cape, doing research for the Health to do, saying goodbye,” he said. “It was a very tough day.”
Promoting Schools (HPS) team. He soon knew he wanted to Since Urbanetti returned home in April, his main objective
do more. has been to establish a scholarship fund for students at
“I was plugging away with data, which for me were just Elswood who, in his own words, “work hard in school, set
numbers,” Urbanetti said. “After days of sitting in front of the examples in and out of the classroom, and have a dream but
computer, which I was already well-accustomed to doing, we need help achieving it.” He’s teamed up with the University
decided to approach our director. I told her we wanted to be of the Western Cape to establish the fund with his own
personally involved with the project. We wanted to be hands- money and the help of others.
on and help the kids with whatever they might need.” Although Urbanetti was in South Africa for only three
A few days later, Urbanetti was taken to visit three schools months, to him it felt like a year. “The trip changed me in so
in the surrounding poverty-stricken area. “I remember the many ways,” he said. “I’m not sure what my next step is going
drive like it was yesterday,” he said. “We drove through areas to be, but it’s going to be something that I enjoy doing and
with houses made of tin, plastic and scraps, and buildings helps others. A day not giving is a day wasted.”
called flats that you thought would be uninhabitable.”
The first school Urbanetti saw was Elswood Secondary, Editor’s Note: For more information,
one of the most underprivileged schools in the Western Cape. e-mail email@example.com.
“I did not know this school was going to change my life,
capping a 22-year city career commanding every street operation ist for State Street Corporation, served on a roundtable during
unit. Catherine Allard ’09 completed her third of four projects Career Connections Night at Salve Regina March 18. Diana
with AmeriCorps NCCC with work at the Denver Children’s Puccio ’09 was a guest speaker at a theatre arts career panel
Photo courtesy of Matthew Urbanetti ’05.
Home. Her work there included mentoring, tutoring and assist- discussion at the Megley Theatre March 25. During her student
ing abused and neglected youth with career placement. Lindsay teaching, Puccio taught theatre to students in grades K-12 at
J. Blais ’09, application specialist for MEDITECH’s pharmacy Mount Hope High School in Bristol, R.I., and at St. Michael’s
division, served on a roundtable during Career Connections Country Day School in Newport. Puccio has also worked as a
Night at Salve Regina March 18. Amanda Charest ’09 is a credit choreographer, stage manager and assistant director for Triboro
manager for Wells Fargo. Mariel Guay ’09 is a market- Youth Theatre in Attleboro, Mass., for more than four years.
ing/account service coordinator for The Rockport Company at She is currently an assistant in the education department at
Reebok. Mathew Lynch ’09, inside sales representative on the Trinity Repertory Company, teaching and helping with after-
commercial sales team at APC by Schneider Electric, served on school classes and in-school workshops. She is also an instruc-
a roundtable during Career Connections Night at Salve Regina tor for Drama Kids International, teaching classes and directing
March 18. William Pearce ’09, corporate global actions special- short plays.
In Loving Memory
Donald A. Staff
Beloved Friend and Trustee
onald A. Staff, a Salve Regina trustee from a Salve Regina parent, he hosted admissions
D 1998 to 2009 and the father of three gradu-
ates – Donald Jr., ’91, ’93 (M), Elizabeth ’93 and
events in New Jersey – a tradition that his son
Michael and daughter-in-law Colleen continue
Michael ’94 – passed away suddenly at Rhode today – to promote the University.
Island Hospital April 25, after suffering a stroke. A graduate of Saint Bonaventure University,
Mr. Staff was 75 years old. Mr. Staff earned his bachelor’s degree in organic
A member of the University Relations and chemistry. His career in the chemical industry
Advancement Committee for many years, Mr. included serving as a research chemist, work-
Staff helped to organize the first golf tourna- ing in senior executive management and even-
ment, one of Salve Regina’s largest scholarship tually becoming president of his own firm.
fundraising drives. He also served on the aca- A member of the American Chemical
demic and student affairs and mission commit- Society for nearly 50 years, he also served on
tees, and regularly attended University events. the technical advisory committee of the
Mr. Staff became a stay-at-home-dad in 1982, Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers
when his wife of 20 years, Jacqueline Ann Association. Mr. Staff was a guest lecturer at
Draney, died of cancer. A chemist by trade, he Rutgers University Graduate School of
Donald A. Staff, trustee
left the workforce to establish his own company Business, and served in the United States
– Chemstaff, Inc. – so he could stay home and Army and Army Reserve, achieving the rank of
raise his three young children. staff sergeant. Mr. Staff was also a governor on the Newport
In addition to being the parent of three Salve Regina gradu- Health Care Corporation and Newport Hospital.
ates, his two daughters-in-law, Colleen Corbett Staff ’93 and Gifts have been donated in Mr. Staff’s name for student
Janet Olsen Staff ’91, whom he referred to as his “daughters” – scholarships, and the University celebrated a memorial Mass in
are also alumni. Mr. Staff was also the proud grandfather of four his honor April 28 in Ochre Court.
grandchildren, Katherine, Caroline, Thomas and Jack. He is sur- “It is indeed fitting to have this ceremony here because, in
vived by a sister and her husband, Marilyn and Edward so many ways, the Staff family is part of the Salve family,” said
Dowling of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and his dear friend, Anna Anton Sister Jane Gerety, president.
of Newport. “Don was quiet, generous and kind,” said Sister Therese
After all three of his children enrolled at Salve Regina, Mr. Staff Antone, chancellor, during the ceremony. “He was a great friend
left his hometown of Wyckoff, N.J., to move to Newport, where and a man of strong faith who understood the true meaning of
he became an even closer part of the University community. As commitment and loyalty.”
Alumni In Memoriam… In Loving Memory
Memorial Dr. Gerald McOsker, faculty member
Donald A. Staff, Sr.
Dr. Mark P. Malkovich III ’93 (Hon.)
Eucharist Sister Ruth J. Follett ’54
Sister Regina Mary Coughlin ’58
memory of your Suzanne Gibbs Cronin ’62
late classmates, fami- Patricia Lavery Gleeson ’64
ly members and Alvin Richmond ’72
friends on Sunday, Patricia Falkowski ’74
Nov. 7 at 11 a.m., in
Barbara A. Richardt Giangarra ’75
the Our Lady of
Mercy Chapel. Their Thomas A. Alegria ’77
names will be Elaine Paradise Shea ’80
inscribed in the Roger T. James ’85
“Book of the Dead.” Guy E. Myslivy ’87 (M)
Mass and prayer
Kathleen O’Connell Denney ’91
requests may be
sent to Philip James D. Dougherty ’91
Fiadino, liturgist, Dr. Mark P. Malkovich III ’93 (Hon.)
Photo by Kim Fuller.
by e-mailing Joni L. Enos ’00 (M) Former Salve Regina Trustee
philip.fiadino@salve. Zohidjon Juraev ’10 (M)
edu, or by calling
and Artistic Director,
(401) 341-2227. Newport Music Festival
Joining Judith Crane ’07 and Brandon Osborne ’06 (center) at their wedding July
17, 2009 were (back row, from left) James Smith, John Crane, Allynn Osborne,
Jared Burns, Andrea Burns, Jeremy Osborne ’10, Andrea Mosher, Michael Tupe ’06,
Tami Degelder, James Degelder and (front row, from left) Gabe Crane, Mike
Sullivan, Christina Ricciardi ’07, Kelly McQuade, Matthew Tupe ’06 and An Vo.
Shannon Sacharko ’98 and
Craig Theobald exchanged
wedding vows Sept. 6, 2009.
Judith Crane ’07 and Brandon Osborne ’06 Their wedding party (not
celebrated their wedding July 17, 2009. shown) included Douglas
Deacon Del Malloy (right), former athletics Ciarleglio ’97, Maurice
director at Salve Regina, married the Daniels ’98, Suzanne Lopes
couple. O’Mara ’97, ’99 (M.B.A.),
Robert Manni ’95, Mark
O’Mara ’94, ’99 (M.B.A.) and
Anissa Prefontaine ’98, who
served as the maid of honor.
Timothy Magill Jr. ’94, ’98 (M) and Christen McLaughlin: September 2009
Shannon Sacharko ’98 and Craig Theobald: September 2009
Genna Arakelian ’01 and Anthony Abbate ’02: November 2009
Steven Ruggieri ’03 and Alyssa Amanda Wladyka ’02 and Eduardo Figueroa: May 2009
Hondromihalis ’03 were married Sept. 6,
Lindsey Cain ’03 and Jim Bulger: September 2009
2008 in Newport. Their classmates (not
shown), Megan Desautel Ridolf and Alyssa Hondromihalis ’03 and Steven Ruggieri ’03: September 2008
Sarah Pini Follo, read at their wedding. Lauren DeYoung ’04 and Michael Cust: September 2009
Also attending were Class of 2003 grad- Melissa Bowen ’05 and Eduardo Andrade: October 2009
uates Lisa Banks, Melina Evangelinos, Katherine Small ’05 and Richard Blight: October 2009
Elizabeth Clarke ’04, Heather DeMarco
Cyr, Lauren Carney, Patricia McLarey, Katie Sweet ’05 and Chad Burnham ’06: September 2009
Shannon Morey Sampar, Michael Brandon Osborne ’06 and Judith Crane ’07: July 2009
Sampar, Bryan Jankay ’03, Mary-Kristian Kathleen Styger ’06 and Spencer Philp ’07: February 2010
LaRosa, Timothy O’Brien, Timothy Ryan, Kathleen McMahon ’07 and Michael Sullivan: December 2009
Meghan Condon Vandiver, James
C. Mikaela Schnaper ’07 and Christopher Charboneau: August 2008
Williams and Kristy Tringali Williams.
Michael Badamo ’10 (M) and Ashley L. Petrowsky: March 2010
Attending the Feb. 14 wedding of Spencer Philp ’07 and Kathleen Styger ’06
(front and center) are (from left) psychology professor Dr. Arthur Frankel,
Michelle Styger ’07, cultural and historic preservation director Dr. James
Garman, Matthew Lavallee ’07, Sean Dempsey ’07, Jason Davis ’07, Joseph
Davis ’07, ’08 (M), Jeanne Tornatore ’07 and Lauren White Lennahan ’06.
Kathleen Styger ’06 and Spencer Philp ’07
celebrate their wedding on Valentine’s Day.
Genna Arakelian ’01 and Anthony Abbate ’02
(front and center) were married Nov. 28,
2009 at Salve Regina. They were joined by
friends and classmates (left to right, back row)
Christine Crede ’02, Casey Atkins ’01, Justin
Pominville ’01, Matthew Murphy ’01,Thomas
Boesch ’01, R.J. Morin ’01, Andrew Abbate
’05 and (second row, from left) Kathleen
Moan ’01, Jenna DeFrank-DeRosa ’01, Julie
Burgess ’03, Jason Martin ’02, Sarah
Lamberti-Martin ’02, Katie Sumner Murphy
’01, David Pierson ’01, Joshua Fillmore ’01
and (front row) Sara Gibeault ’02, Erin
Mooney Fillmore ’00, Samantha Rockefeller
Sheehan ’01 and Jessica Guy ’01. The wed-
ding was also attended by (not shown)
Jennifer Duhoski ’01, Timothy Frias ’01 and
Allison Rego ’93.
Abbate wedding photos by Olivia Wilcox.
Genna Arakelian ’01 and Anthony Abbate ’02
exchange wedding vows Nov. 28, 2009 at
The Gift of Faith
Alumni pledge their support to the new chapel.
be especially fitting. “It’s a place for people to gather, medi-
tate and stay connected to their faith and the school,” Shane
said. “My mother was such a spiritual person; I know she’d
be so happy – she is happy – to make that happen; to pro-
vide that special place, especially for young people. She was
a champion of young people.”
Shane said she is anxious to get to campus and see the
chapel and hopes that she and her five siblings – a sixth lives
in Switzerland – will be able to attend the donors’ reception
Alumni gifts to the new chapel include donations made to planned for next spring.
honor family members, friends and the memory of loved ones. Clara Perlingiero, a 1952 accounting graduate, has long
been a donor to her alma mater. A U.S. Navy veteran and for-
mer member of its reserve, she retired from a civilian job with
couple who met in religion class, a family honoring the the Navy. She lives in Silver Spring, Md., and owns a vacation
A deep spirituality of their late mother and a Navy vet-
eran who believes in reaching out to embrace all – stu-
dents, alumni and local residents – are among donors to the
home in Middletown, R.I. Clara credits Salve Regina with pro-
viding the foundation for her future accomplishments.
The University was invaluable in her life, she says,
new Our Lady of Mercy Chapel. because the training she received opened up a world of
Each of these four contributors felt especially drawn to the opportunities for professional advancement and travel. “I
chapel fund by their memories and profound faith. have contributed to Salve Regina for many years, but I was
Tim Logan, who earned his bachelor’s degree in manage- particularly interested in the chapel because it’s going to have
ment in 1980, and his wife, Rita Sevigny Logan, a 1982 nurs- a building to itself,” she said. “I thought that was important
ing graduate, met in the late Sister Prudence Croke’s religion and would be a good place to continue to donate. The
class. “That gives the chapel extra meaning,” said Tim, direc- chapel was vital when it was part of Ochre Court and, as a
tor of compensation and benefits for Turner Construction in separate structure, it shows the effort from the University to
New York City. “If it hadn’t been for Salve, we wouldn’t have make it more visible.”
met. Rita brings to her nursing career a great blend of spiri- Clara says another attraction for her is the idea of helping
tual and medical expertise. When she was at Salve she to build a lasting symbol of faith. “I thought it would be there
worked at Campus Ministry for a number of years.” forever – or at least for a very long time.”
When President Jane Gerety, R.S.M., showed the Logans a Our Lady of Mercy Chapel does, in fact, represent a con-
rendering of architect Robert A.M. Stern’s design for the vergence of the entire Salve Regina community – students, fac-
chapel during a reception, Tim says, “We were thrilled to see ulty, alumni and friends from Newport – says Katherine
what a significant commitment Salve was making.” Horoschak, director of major gifts and planned giving. “The
“During my time at Salve Regina, I experienced a deepen- most faithful of the participants in daily Mass are local com-
ing of my spiritual life through the beauty of nature and the munity residents,” she notes. “Spiritual development is a major
sea, daily Mass and being part of the greater faith community aspect of a student’s time at Salve. We have alumni who come
there,” said Rita Logan, who works as a hospice nurse and back to celebrate weddings, reunions, memorial Masses and
wants to share her faith by giving to the new chapel. “The special occasions. The new chapel will enhance that.”
importance of a sacred space meant a great deal to me. It’s Donors are being recognized in various ways: the chapel’s
really special that the next generation of students is going to east entrance will be named in Clara Perlingiero’s honor;
have this holy space. I hope they take advantage of it.” Dolores Ventura will be memorialized with Belgian blocks in
The late Dolores O’Neill Ventura graduated in 1953 with a one of the landscaped seating areas reserved for contempla-
degree in English and went on to marry and have seven chil- tion and reflection; the Logans and others giving $1,000 or
Photos by Marianne Groszko Lee ’01.
dren, all brought up outside Boston. Her family has donated more will be acknowledged on a large plaque inside the
to the chapel in honor of her memory because it symbolizes chapel. The capital campaign continues until December.
her faith and dedication to young people.
Dolores’ daughter, Shane Ventura, says her mother – Martha Smith
retained a great love for and connection to Newport. “My
mother so loved Salve,” she says warmly. In fact, a memorial Editor’s Note: For more information or to make a
Mass in her honor was celebrated in Ochre Court. gift to the Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, please contact
After receiving information about construction of the Katherine Horoschak at (401) 341-2438 or e-mail
chapel, the family decided that giving to the campaign would firstname.lastname@example.org.
2010 Oct. 19
Senior Class Etiquette Dinner
July 14 6 p.m., Ochre Court
Boston Alumni Networking Event Call (800) 821-2343 or
6 p.m., Tia’s, Boston e-mail email@example.com.
Call (800) 821-2343 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Oct. 20
Paintings and Objects
Aug. 15 by Peter Barrett
The Andréa Rizzo ’00 Memorial 5 p.m., Opening Reception
Foundation annual Cliff Walk-a-thon Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery
and Dance Celebration Call (401) 341-2981.
Rodgers Recreation Center Nov. 3-7
Call (401) 952-2423 or visit “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are
www.DreasDream.org Dead” by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Patrick Grimes
Aug. 20 Casino Theatre, Bellevue Ave., Newport
Dune’s Club Summer Social Call (401) 341-2250 for show times
6 p.m., Dune’s Club, Narragansett, R.I. and ticket information. Sculpture by Bill Martin and Krisjohn
Call (800) 821-2343 or Horvat will open the fall season Sept. 15
e-mail email@example.com. Nov. 7 at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery.
Alumni Memorial Tribute
Sept. 9 11 a.m., Our Lady of Mercy Chapel
Chicago Alumni Event Call (800) 821-2343 or
Dec. 10 & 11
Location TBA e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Choral Concerts
Call (800) 821-2343 or
8 p.m., Ochre Court
e-mail email@example.com. Nov. 13
Call (401) 341-2295.
Voices in Harmony Concert with
Sept. 15 Bryant University
Sculpture by Bill Martin and 8 p.m., Ochre Court
Alumni, Parents and Friends
Krisjohn Horvat Call (401) 341-2295.
5 p.m., Opening Reception
6 p.m., Wakehurst
Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery Dec. 1-5
Call (800) 821-2343 or
Call (401) 341-2981. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by
Sept. 20 Adapted and directed
21st annual Golf Tournament by Suzanne Delle
Newport County Orchestra
Newport Country Club Casino Theatre, Bellevue Ave., Newport
Noon Shotgun Start Call (401) 341-2250 for show times
7:30 p.m., Ochre Court
Call (401) 341-2381. and ticket information.
Call (401) 341-2295.
Sept. 24 Dec. 4
For more news about upcoming
Hunger Concert 34th annual Governor’s Ball
events, please visit www.salve.edu
8 p.m., Ochre Court 9 p.m., Ochre Court
and click on SALVEtoday or visit the
Call (401) 341-2295. Call (401) 341-2381.
news, events and media page. For
more information on Pell Center lec-
Sept. 24-26 Dec. 5
tures, please call (401) 341-2453 or
Fall Festival Weekend Holiday Band Concert
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Weekend Call (401) 341-2295.
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