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					Report from Newport
        Vol. 36 No. 3   Summer 2010
PUBLISHERS:                 Michael Semenza
                            Vice President
                            University Relations & Advancement

                            Kristine Hendrickson
                            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
                            Art Director

ASSOCIATES:                 Mary Edwards ’86, Editorial Associate
                            Christine Lalli, Research Associate
                            Elaine Powrie, Class Notes Editor
                            Josie Rock, Editorial Associate

CONTRIBUTORS:               Maria Bernier
                            Kate Borgueta
                            Matthias Boxler ’04 (M)
                            Katherine Brezina ’01
                            Peter DiVito
                            Mary Edwards ’86
                            Olya Kalatsei ’10
                            Stephen Kumnick ’03, ’10 (M)
                            Jan Goodland Metz
                            Emily Sirois ’04
                            Martha Smith
                            Tara Watkins ’00

PHOTOGRAPHY:                Katherine Brezina ’01
                            Walter Burke
                            John Corbett
                            Kim Fuller
                            Andrea Hansen
                            Katherine Horoschak
                            Marianne Groszko Lee ’01
                            Martha Smith
                            The Newport Daily News
                            Olivia Wilcox

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                        Report from Newport is published four times a year in winter, spring, summer and fall.

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.
                                                                                              1


Inside
Report From Newport, the magazine of Salve Regina University.               Summer 2010




 Features

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
the fall.

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.”
          Pinault added.
              Many alumni rely on the annual career fair to find quality                      – Danielle Leitao ’10 contributed to this article.
                                                                                                                                                                                  3




                                                   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
                                                   director.
                                                                                                          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.




    Rebuilding Together
    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.




                M
                          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.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                 5


                                                         Salve Hearts Beat for Haiti
                                                         Campus events raise $16,000 for earthquake victims.


                                                         W
                                                                     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
                                                                                                          Port-Au-Prince.
                                                         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
                                                         and supplies.
                                                             “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
    Turning Points
    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


                                    S
    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-
    Points.”
                                    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.



                                                        B
                                                                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.”
                                                                                                                                                                                              7


                                                        It’s all about SRyou
                                                        Student Expo celebrates learning.


                                                        I
                                                            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
                                                                                         Newport         properties,
                                                                                         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
                                                         Psychology major
                                                         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.


                                                        A
                                                                  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.


    O
              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
    woman’s eyes.


                                                        “E
                                                                   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.”
                                                                                                                                                                                   9


                                          Fun, Food and Follies
                                          Madrigals host annual dinner cabaret.


                                          T
                                                   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.


                                          D
                                                    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-
                                          tributed.
                                              “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.


                                          A
                                                   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.”
                                                                                                                                                           March 14.
                                              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.


                                           L
                                                 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.
                                                                                                                                                            11


                        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
                                                                   news.
                                                            “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,”
     PERSONAL
                                                         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/
       Business Administration
     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
                                                                                                                                       13 13

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.
      to overcome?
      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
     history.
        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.
                                                                                                                                                                                   15




                                                        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-
                                                        ciful.”
                                                            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
                                                                                       graduation ceremony.




     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
                                                                                    war.”
                                                                                       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
                                                                                    planet.
                                                                                       “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
                                                                                                                                                                                      17




                                                        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
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                                                        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
                                                                                                                                               grateful.”
                                                        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-
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                                                       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
                                                                                                                                                                             19



                         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
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                         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




     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.
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                                          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
                                                                                                                                                 reimbursed
                                                                                                                                                                 hospitals are

                                     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




      Many supporters
      of health care
      reform agree
      that the bill
      recently passed is
      not perfect. It is,
      nevertheless, a
      beginning.
      A Buddhist
      proverb states: “If
      we are facing in the
      right direction, all we
      have to do is keep on walk-
      ing.” Most agree the journey
      has begun.


      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
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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




                          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
                                                               Weekend.
                                                         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:
                                                     http://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/SLN/photogallery/index.jsp
                                                                                                                                  25




(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


                                               Spring Sports
     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
     Championship
     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-
                                                                          4 win.
                                                                              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


        T
                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.”
                                                                                                                                                                 27



                           Sailing Team
                           Advances to
                           Nationals
                           Finishes 12th in
                           the nation.


                           T
                                   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
                                                                                                        championships.
                           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
                           success.”
                                                     – 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.


     T
             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
                                                                           next year.”




     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.
                                                                                                                                                                       29


                           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
                           Team.




                           T
                                     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
                                                                                                                        foes Colby-Sawyer
                                                                                                                        College (15-14) and
                                                                                                                        Gordon College (14-
                                                                                                                        13). Their first
                                                                                                                        win, however, was a
                                                                                                                        17-16 come-from-
                                                                                                                        behind victory over
                                                                                                                        Emerson College
                                                                                                                        March 22, in which
                                                                                                                        the Seahawks scored
                                                                                                                        four goals in the final
                                                                                                                        4 minutes and 41
                                                                                                                        seconds.
                                                                                                                           Losses at the
                                                                                                                        University of New
                                                                                                                        England, UMass
                                                                                                                        Dartmouth         and
                                                                                                                        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


     F
            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.”
                                                                                                                                                                    31



                           Men’s Lacrosse Posts 9-8 Season Record
                           Team earns No. 5 seed in conference tournament.


                           L
                                   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.
                           goal.
                                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.




                        T
                                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.”
                                                                                                                          33


2010 Sports Awards
Student-athletes make the grade.


S
       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.

S
      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.


                                                             1960s
                                                                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.
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                                            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          soniboyland@aol.com. 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/.
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                                                                      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
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                                                                  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.


                                                                          continued from page 39
                                                                      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.
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                             Table Talk
                             Former English majors discuss
                             career opportunities at networking
                             dinner.

                                      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.
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                           Teeing Off
                           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
                           Golf Tournament.
                               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


       The Calling
       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 urbanetti@gmail.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.
                                                                                                                                                                       45

                       In Loving Memory
                       Donald A. Staff
                       1935-2010
                       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
                        Celebrate the
                        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
46       PHILANTHROPY


      Weddings




                                                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.




                                                   Weddings
                                                   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
                                                                                                                                                                           47




                                                                                             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
                                           Salve Regina.
48    PHILANTHROPY



     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       katherine.horoschak@salve.edu.
                                   CALENDAR
                                   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 alumni@salve.edu.
                                   Call (800) 821-2343 or
                                     e-mail alumni@salve.edu.                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.
                                   2:30 p.m.
                                   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 alumni@salve.edu.                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 alumni@salve.edu.
                                                                                                                      Christmas Choral Concerts
                                   Call (800) 821-2343 or
                                                                                                                      8 p.m., Ochre Court
                                     e-mail alumni@salve.edu.                Nov. 13
                                                                                                                      Call (401) 341-2295.
                                                                             Voices in Harmony Concert with
                                   Sept. 15                                  Bryant University
                                                                                                                      Dec. 11
                                   Sculpture by Bill Martin and              8 p.m., Ochre Court
                                                                                                                      Alumni, Parents and Friends
                                   Krisjohn Horvat                           Call (401) 341-2295.
                                                                                                                      Christmas Social
                                   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
                                                                                                                        e-mail alumni@salve.edu.
                                                                             William Shakespeare
                                   Sept. 20                                  Adapted and directed
                                                                                                                      Dec. 14
                                   21st annual Golf Tournament                 by Suzanne Delle
                                                                                                                      Newport County Orchestra
                                   Newport Country Club                      Casino Theatre, Bellevue Ave., Newport
                                                                                                                      Holiday Concert
                                   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
Photo courtesy of Craig Coonrod.




                                                                                                                      visit www.salve.edu/pellcenter/.
                                   Alumni Homecoming and Parents             3 p.m., Ochre Court
                                   Weekend                                   Call (401) 341-2295.
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                                     e-mail alumni@salve.edu.
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