Members of the Bay Path community shared what they are looking forward to in 2018 and what goals they plan to embrace in the New Year:
Karen Carlson, Concord Campus Director, Bay Path University
In 2018, I am looking forward to adding new academic programs and partnerships at the Concord site to expand our outreach in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts.
Melinda Rose ’11 - Paralegal
I am looking forward to seeking what my future has in store for me in my new home in Vermont.
Chelsea Stewart ’13 - Legislative Associate
I am looking forward to my wedding, moving into a new house, and just life with my best friend!
Lynn Pellerano ’11 G’13 - Customer Service Director, MassMutual
I am looking forward to supporting Bay Path as the new Alumni Association Council president and continuing to work as a Customer Service Director at MassMutual.
Ann Lombardi ’00 G’01 - Training and Learning Consultant, MassMutual
A simpler life. Less stuff. Less commitments. Less things that don’t really matter. More time doing things I love with people I want to be with. Life is so hectic. Maybe it is better to do less to be happy. I will let you know.
Molly McGill G’18 - Alumni and Donor Engagement Manager, Bay Path University
I'm looking forward to delving further into my new role here at Bay Path, and to learning about and meeting more of our alumni. In addition, I look forward to finishing up my master's degree in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy in October of 2018!
Juan Rivera - Campus Public Safety, Bay Path University
My goal is to regularly run seven miles again so I can keep fit.
Rob Panetti - Fitness Center Supervisor and Certified Personal Trainer, Bay Path University
I’m looking forward to motivating others. I’ll start with a great quote: “No one knows what’s better for you...than you!” Happy New Year!
Kristen Bonanno-Sotiropoulos - Coordinator of Graduate Programs in Special Education and Assistant Professor, Bay Path University
Professionally, I will complete my doctorate in early 2018, so that is a huge goal of mine! I will also have five academic books coming out focusing on evidenced-teaching practices for students with learning disabilities and students at-risk. Four of them are out for publishing now and the fifth one I am finishing before the year’s end. I am very excited about these. As for my current role here at Bay Path, I am eager to expand the special education graduate programs through increased community partnerships, and recruiting efforts.
Personally, I am looking forward to get back into running a lot. I have had to slow down while working on my doctorate, but now that I’m so close to completing it, I have no more excuses. In addition, I am eager to increase my volunteering opportunities again. This is another area where I had to cut back while going back to school.
B Rogers ’18 - Pre-Law
I’m looking forward to graduation and continuing on to law school.
Cassidy Cycenas ’17 G’18 - Occupational Therapy
I’m looking forward to the transition from academics to Level II Fieldwork and graduating with my master’s degree in May.
Olivia Violette ’18 - General Psychology
I’m looking forward to going to Rome with President Leary on the Capitals of the World trip, and to commencement!
Josephine Orrick ’20 - Biochemistry
One of my goals is to run a 10k. I’m also looking forward to finding an internship in the summer.
Kara Schlesinger ’17 - Liberal Studies, Elementary Education focus
I’m looking forward to opening my own daycare.
Melissa Ely ’16 G’19 - Child Psychology; MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
I’m looking forward to my wedding in 2018, while also having the goal to be the best mom I can be while earning my master’s degree.
Isabella Whitehead ’18 - Elementary Education
My goal is to successfully complete my student teaching.
Becca Minardi ’18 - Liberal Studies, Psychology Minor
I’m looking forward to the One America trip, spending time with my family, and most of all, graduating in May!
Amanda LaDouceur ’19 - Marketing and Interior Design
My goal for 2018 is to be more aware of the waste (mainly plastics) that I use and find more eco-friendly way to better my daily routine.
Kyra Duggento ’20 - Neuropsychology, Women’s Studies minor
My two main goals for the new year are to cut back on coffee and really enjoy the little things in life. I’m looking forward to my second semester as a neuropsychology major and being involved in the psychology cooperative program.
How do you plan to ring in the New Year? Join in the conversation and tell us in the comments. Happy New Year from Bay Path University!