Class Notes Spring 2019
She Stands With Our Veterans: Meet Cristina Ruiz-Stephens ’10 Featured Class Note
Annual Alumni Reunion 2018 Events
Back in the Saddle: Meet Kara Noble G'18 Featured Class Note
Equal Rights for Women: Meet Carol Soutra Quinn ’63 Featured Class Note
The Best of Both Worlds: Meet Yasmine Murray '00 Featured Class Note
Saying Yes to “I Do”: Meet Rebecca Stebbins '99 Featured Class Note
From Longmeadow to Capitol Hill: Meet Lori Roop '79 Featured Class Note
Class of 1939 90th Reunion
In Memoriam Mary Low Rufenacht on April 6, 2019
In Memoriam Irma “Pat” Wederstrom Jacobson on April 5, 2019
Class of 1941
In Memoriam Henry G. Boucher on July 14, 2018
Class of 1943
In Memoriam Shirley Rice Johnson on May 25, 2018
Class of 1948
In Memoriam Joanne Milton Connolly on February 25, 2018
In Memoriam Lillian “Rosetta” McCarthy Welch on October 18, 2018
Class of 1950
In Memoriam Lillian Trejsner Garofalo on May, 6, 2018
In Memoriam Dorothy Kaplan McCarty on June 6, 2018
In Memoriam Joan Marshall Stewart on June 14, 2018
Class of 1953
In Memoriam Joan Goldberg Semel on March 3, 2018
Class of 1955
Catching Up Gertrude Yazmer Brown and her husband Louis live in Delray Beach and are presently enjoying their retirement in Florida saying “It is like camp for seniors”. They have eight grandchildren, five have graduated from college.
Class of 1956
In Memoriam Carole Robinson Bassett on September 8, 2018
Class of 1959 60th Reunion
In Memoriam Marilyn Burnham Brunner on February 18, 2019
In Memoriam Natalie Burghoff Ives on April 26, 2018
Class of 1961
In Memoriam Claire Simar Barber on June 2, 2018
In Memoriam Gwendolyn Fox Magovern on March 29, 2018
Class of 1963
In Memoriam Linda Grywalski Aresco on September 30, 2016
In Memoriam Madeline Amirault Craft on March 20, 2018
Class of 1964
In Memoriam Andrea Jean Hodgdon Garneau on July 28, 2018
Class of 1975
In Memoriam Joanne Colangelo Anthony on May 31, 2018
Class of 1977
In Memoriam Carol A. Sargent Mistretta on March 30, 2019
Class of 1984
Catching Up Susan Napoletano Diaz moved to Lake Mary, FL, with husband, Angel, and daughter, Amanda. Susan started a new job working as an administrative assistant at Orlando Utilities Commission.
Class of 1988
Catching Up Heidi Trewhella Joseph graduated from Quinnipiac University's Doctorate of Nursing program in nurse leadership in May, 2018, with honors.
Class of 1989 30th Reunion
In Memoriam Beth Boileau Barthlow on May 29, 2018
In Memoriam Brenna LaPort Spencer on June 28, 2018
Class of 1993
Weddings Cris Caruso and Tina Goodwin were married on October 12, 2018
In Memoriam Allyson Marie Cleary on January 8, 2018
Class of 1994
Catching Up Loretta Hart Johnson is in her 18th year as a special education paraprofessional for Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union in Brandon, VT. She has been a building representative there for many years, president, and social media coordinator. She was Vermont National Education Association’s 2017 ESP of the Year and was recently elected to the Vermont NEA Board of Directors. Loretta has strong family beliefs and has been married for 24 years and has three children, ages 9-22. Her passion for students, education, and family drives her to try to improve education in her area.
Class of 1996
Catching Up Jessica Legaski Kennedy is celebrating 10 years with EPOCH Senior Living in Boston as a corporate recruiter. Jessica’s daughter Alexa is 11 and won a gold medal in U.S. Figure Skating this year with her synchronized skating team out of Hayden Figure Skating Club in Lexington, MA.
Catching Up Carolyn Fournier McCaffrey was elected to be judge of probate in Enfield, CT. She is also an adjunct professor at Bay Path University.
Class of 2000
Catching Up Kelly Chapman Galanis is thrilled to announce that she has joined Springfield Technical Community College as the director of operations and donor relations.
Catching Up Alison Pratt Rosenblat is now working at Albany Law School as the assistant director of admissions.
Class of 2001
Arrivals Emilie Pessagno Ferranti welcomed a boy, Wayne Jr Ferranti, on January 11, 2019.
Class of 2002
Catching Up Clifford Hedges is the Eastern States Exposition’s director of public safety.
Class of 2003
Arrivals Jamie Zackery Boussicot welcomed a girl, Marley Jeannette, on July 16, 2018.
Class of 2004
Catching Up Christine Conley was elected to the House of Representatives for the State of Connecticut.
Catching Up Stefanie Gilbert Sanchez has been named the interim dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education at Westfield State University. She also received her doctorate in educational leadership with a concentration in student personnel services from the University of the Cumberlands.
Class of 2005
Catching Up Lacy Kaminski O’Donnell was married to Neil O’Donnell on June 22, 2018. They have known each other since2012. Lacy has also been able to move forward in her career as an early childhood educator thanks to the assistance of some ladies in the Bay Path Alumni Relations office. She has been employed with the Guild of St. Agnes since June 2017.
Class of 2006
Catching Up Jayme Clark has accepted a promotion to be regional lead advanced practitioner for the GoHealth Urgent Care centers in Connecticut. She is also an adjunct faculty member for a local college teaching anatomy and physiology.
Catching Up Allison Clayton is celebrating 10 years of employment at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, working for the Department of Infection Prevention & Control. She transferred to the hospital’s highly-esteemed Analytics Department in November 2018.
Catching Up Lauren Crotty Harris passed the perinatal mental health certification exam, making her one of less than 100 people in the country to have this certification.
Arrivals Nicole Lessard Blinn welcomed a boy, Max, on October 19, 2018.
Arrivals Ashley Buck Hurley welcomed a boy, Thomas James, on May 25, 2018.
Arrivals Jennifer Corey LeFort welcomed a girl, Coralyn May LeFort, on April 21, 2018.
Arrivals Denise Larochelle Pumphrey welcomed a girl, Abigail Faith Pumphrey, on October 4, 2018.
Class of 2007
Catching Up Jennifer Marie Brown Carty is continuing her journey with Marriott as the director of HR operations at Boston Marriott Copley Place.
Catching Up Lauren Chapple recently graduated with a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of North Dakota and moved to Las Vegas, NV
Weddings Lacy Ann Kaminski and Neil O’Donnell were married on June 22, 2018.
Arrivals Jacquelynn Sousa Morales welcomed a girl, Joselynn Ruth Morales, on October 27, 2018.
Class of 2008
Catching Up Courtney Connor is excited to announce that she was accepted into Nova Southeastern University’s PhD program in conflict analysis and resolution, with a concentration in global conflict. She’ll attend this online program part-time beginning August 2019.
Catching Up Ashley Mascroft is director of promotions at iHeartMedia Country WSIX THE BIG 98 and Classic Country WSIX-HD2 THE BIG Legend 98.3/NASHVILLE.
Weddings Stephanie Crowell Rigazio married Stephen Rigazio in September 2015. Their son was born on August 11, 2017.
Engagements Amanda Rodriguez and David Wendt
Engagements Jennifer Miarecki and Nick Lopata
Weddings Stephanie Crowell and Stephen Rigazio were married in September 2015.
In Memoriam Kimberly F. Richards on March 26, 2018
Class of 2009 10 Year Reunion
Catching Up Karly Grimaldi was named to the new position of sales & operations planning manager with OMG, Inc. She started with OMG in 2011 as a sales and marketing assistant for the roofing products division and most recently has been a S&OP analyst, where she helped design and launch the initial sales and operations planning tool.
Catching Up Kristen Whalen is engaged to Jason Fisher. She has moved to Cape Cod from western Massachusetts and joined the IKitchens Etc team as a designer. She will be working with homeowners and builders with existing and soon-to-be-announced new cabinet lines. Kristen has an extensive background in kitchen design and has won both the NKBA award for Top 30 Designers Under 30 years old and Pro Remodeler’s 40 under 40.
Engagements Kristen Whalen and Jason Fisher
Arrivals Amanda Rice Dufraine Esq., welcomed a boy, Henry George Dufraine, on April 12, 2018.
Arrivals Jessica Roncarati-Howe welcomed twin boys, Jack William and Quintin Douglas on February 20, 2019.
Class of 2010
Catching Up Maria Furlow was named one of the 100 Women of Color Class of 2019 and was honored at The 100 Women of Color Gala & Awards 2019 in Hartford, CT on April 5, 2019.
Engagements Christine Hollingworth and Joseph Anthony Clyburn
Class of 2011
Catching Up Kathrine Lacey was named a managing partner at Westcott Law in Laconia, NH. She and her colleague, Allison Ambrose, are the first two female managing partners at the firm, which was established in 1927. Lacey joined Wescott Law as a legal intern in 2013. She quickly built a community foundation upon which she developed a successful law practice. She maintains a general practice, primarily focusing on family law, with a collaborative approach, as well as general litigation and criminal matters.
Catching Up Racquela Richard completed nursing school and graduated with her BSN from Rhode Island College.
Catching Up Dara Sandau Esq. has started her legal practice and wants Bay Path alumni to know that if they ever need help in the areas of business or bankruptcy law, or have a consumer protection issue, she would love to help.
Catching Up Jessica Toner Wolanin has accepted the position of director of children’s ministries at First Church of Christ in Simsbury, CT.
Engagements Maura “Molly” Dower and Mario Epstein
Arrivals Amanda Galloway welcomed a girl, Hannah Gertrude Galloway, on March 28, 2019.
Arrivals Jessica Toner Wolanin and Andrew David Wolanin welcomed twins, Jack Edward Wolanin and Emalyn Maureen Wolanin, on June 26, 2018.
Class of 2012
Catching Up Heather Boryszewski Lawrence is a paralegal in CT and has been in her current position since 2012. Her son, Brayden, was born in February 2015, the same year she and her husband bought their first home. They were married in September 2016. Two of her Bay Path classmates were at her wedding, and are still her best friends.
Catching Up Gillian Palmer moved on from Eastern States Exposition and has started a career at Bay Path as an assistant professor of management. Gillian is a current member of the Alumni Association Council.
Catching Up Telesha Williams was promoted to business development manager at Gary Rome Auto Group.
Engagements Lianna Loveitt and Jameson Fecteau
Weddings Meghan Golden and Brian Safford were married on October 7, 2018.
Weddings Amanda Veilleux-Meara and Gregory LeBeau were married on August 18, 2018.
Class of 2013
Weddings Chelsea Stewart and James Friske were married on July 14, 2018.
Class of 2014 5 Year Reunion
Catching Up Courtney Janisieski has accepted a position teaching fifth grade at Indian Orchard Elementary. She cannot wait to be back in the fifth-grade classroom.
Class of 2015
Weddings Lacey Ann Kaminski and Neil O'Donnell
Class of 2017
Catching Up Sofia Nardi is proud to announce her new position as sales assistant in the traffic department of WVIT Channel 4 CT News!
Engagements Kristen Oliveira and Will Contois
Class of 2018
Catching Up Ysabel Garcia graduated with a BA in psychology She recently appeared in the November edition of Psychology Today discussing her experience with suicidal ideation and social media.
Catching Up Christine Gillis started a new job at Buffalo Seminary in Buffalo, NY. She will be doing a fellowship for the next academic year, and is excited for all the amazing opportunities this will bring her. She will get to work in residential life, among other things, in an all-girls high school. Christine is elated to be able to work with these incredible young women, and watch them grow over the next year!
Catching Up Betty-Jo Sulewski O’Brien is a military caregiver and a Fellow in the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. She returned from Washington, DC, where she met with members of Congress and attended the inaugural Heroes and History Makers Gala. Betty was also awarded a full scholarship to pursue a master’s degree at Colorado Technical University.
Engagements Katharine Michele Holle and Noah Raymond Griffin