Class Notes


Ann Naughton Cereste '41 of Baldwin, N.Y., writes that she misses campus and hopes to be in touch with other classmates.


Jane Lazar Mahr '60 of Gillette, N.J., has retired but loves being an active substitute teacher. Jane is happy to share that she now has five grandsons and one granddaughter. (See also Condolences.)

Pat O'Brien Quinn '63 of Otisfield, Maine, writes that her year as a Fulbright Teacher in exchange in Guadeloupe, French West Indies, during
the 2000-2001 school year was a marvelous experience, and she would recommend it to any teacher interested.


Jim McGuinness '81 and Robin Maloney McGuinness '82, of Rotonda West, Fla., announce the graduation of their daughter Kelly, 22, from Central Connecticut State University. Their son Ryan, 20, is a student at Florida State University. Jim is a 5th grade math and science teacher at Deep Creek Elementary School in Punta Gorda, and Robin is the chief nursing officer at Venice Regional Medical Center in Venice.

Joan Shinkus Clark '83 of Washington D.C., recently joined the Washington Hospital Center as senior vice president of nursing and patient services. Joan was previously the vice president of patient services and chief nursing officer at Baptist Hospital of Miami in Miami, Fla. Joan is also a national board member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and a member of the American Nurses Association, the American College of Health-care Executives, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau.

Regina Paulo Galarza '87, of Taunton, Mass., writes that her son Ian graduated from high school in May and will attend San Jacinto College in Texas. (See also Condolences.)

Darren Parillo '89, of Queen Creek, Ariz., writes that he married Karen Bedell on Oct. 21, 2001, welcomed the birth of his daughter, Kayla Parillo on Sept. 17, 1995, and has been with Toyota Financial Services since 1994.


Julia Harris '91 of Brooklyn, N.Y., was named Cambridge Who's Who Executive of the Year in Medical Legal Consulting. Harris owns Mykroskopics Legal Search, where she provides medical assessments and legal information by research and drawing on her experience.

Cindy Becker McLaughlin '93 of Merrimack, N.H., recently was appointed to the position of project manager at Biogen Idec in Cambridge, Mass., and husband Patrick McLaughlin '93 is the editor-in-chief at Pennwell Publishing in Nashua, N.H.

Heather Wormald Cummings '93 of Epsom, N.H., writes that she married David Cummings on Aug. 7, 1999, in Cape Neddick, Maine. Heather completed her master's degree in educational leadership from Plymouth State University while teaching middle school. She has been the K-12 curriculum coordinator for Shaker Regional School District in Belmont, N.H., for four years. (See also Birth Announcements.)

Jim Chase '94 of Danville, N.H., wife Lisa and 2-year-old son Gaven are pleased to announce Jim's recent promotion to sergeant in the Salem Police Department, Salem, N.H.

Kari Crosman '95 of Richmond, Maine, recently completed her Master of Science in Computer Technology Education from Thomas College. Kari is the computer teacher and technology coordinator at Pownal (Maine) Elementary School.

Dr. Sean Carey '99 of Windham, Maine, recently joined the medical staff at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine, as a family medicine physician.


Nathaniel Dowse '01 of Vancouver, Wash., has completed his certification in special education and is a life skills teacher at Captain Strong Elementary School in Battleground, Wash.

Kathleen Pinard '02 of Seattle, Wash., has completed her Master of Arts in Transforming Spirituality with a specialization in spiritual direction from the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. Katie was awarded the prestigious Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen Award for embodying the university's mission and values. She is employed at the Center for Service and Community Engagement at Seattle University, and has begun a spiritual direction and retreat direction practice.

Mike Doughty '03 of Hyde Park, N.Y., has accepted the position of assistant director of athletics for sports information at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, N.Y.

Amy Melanson '07 of Westbrook, Maine, was recently promoted by Olympus Asset Management to an asset manager.

Robin Gilbert '07 of Bethel, Maine, has assumed the position of nurse manager of the emergency department at Rumford Hospital in Rumford, Maine. Robin is also a chair-elect for the national board certification of emergency nurses.

Wedding Bells

John Wassenbergh '96 of Flushing, N.Y., married Sarah Simonds on Aug. 4 in Bar Harbor, Maine. Dr. Todd Hamilton '99, of Windham, Maine, presided over the ceremony.

Jane Stack '99 and Brian Cirone of Standish, Maine, married on June 10, 2006, at Jane's parents' home in Standish.

Timothy Hayes '99 and Brandy Rogers '01 married on Aug. 25 in Saco, Maine.

Jess Dee '00 of Burlington, Vt., married Tim Proctor on June 16 at the First Congregational Church in South Portland, Maine. A reception followed at the Mariner's Church Banquet Center in Portland. Attendees were AnnMarie Caprio '99, Caren Priest '02, MaryBeth Schott '00, Chris Forleo '01, Tim Proctor, Jess Dee Proctor '00, Holly Scott '00, Cheryl Brewster '00 and Katie Crowley Forleo '00.

Sarah Bradeen '01 of Buckfield, Maine, married Denny Bly on June 16 at the Spring Meadows Golf and Country Club in Gray, Maine.

Jim Cilley '03, of Manchester, N.H., married Amanda French of Beverly, Mass., on July 21 at the Rose Garden at Lynch Park in Beverly. Amanda is a medical technologist at Merrimack Valley Hospital, and Jim is the school-to-career counselor at Bedford (N.H.) High School in Bedford. Alumni in attendance included Lonnie Pinette '02, Francis Canillas '02, Chris Wall '03, John Destino '04, Jake Huntress '04, with Brian Doyle '02 and campus career services director Tom Novak as groomsmen.

Sarah Galanif '05, of Portland, Maine, married James Palleschi '05 on Oct. 28, 2006.

New Additions

Congratulations to...

Catherine Zsamba Albrecht '91, husband Christopher and daughter Lily Irene of Milltown, N.J., on the family's second child, Olivia Ryan, born Aug. 17, 2006.

Heather Wormald Cummings '93 and husband David of Epsom, N.H., on the addition to their family, a daughter, Rose-Aimee Kate, on Jan. 26. She joins her two brothers, 7-year-old Noah and 4-year-old Mason.

Cindy Becker McLaughlin '93 and Pat McLaughlin '92, of Merrimack, N.H., and their children, 5-year-old son Ryan and 3-year-old Stephanie, on the new addition to their family, Jordyn Cynthia, on June 9.

Dennis Barnes '94, wife Heidi and daughter Erika of Wilton, N.H., on the addition of the family's second child, Alex Eberhard Barnes, on June 6.

Kellee Murphy Kirkelis '97 and husband Jason of Westlake Village, Calif., on their first child, Kelson Dean Kirkelis, on May 8.

Angelo Trombino '98 and wife Shannon of East Hampton, Conn., on the birth of their first son, Aidan Christopher, on Sept. 7.

R.J. Turner '98 and his wife Rachel of Nottingham, N.H., on the birth of their first child, Mason Jeffrey, July 23. R.J. recently became the marketing manager for Marian Heath Greeting Cards in Sanford, Maine.

Susan MacKay '00 of Goose Creek, S.C., on the birth of her first grandchild, Joshua Thomas, on July 25 in Springfield, Mass.

Sarah Stone Kaplan '01 and husband Jeff of Woburn, Mass., on the birth of their daughter, Eliana, on Aug. 16, 2006.

Tori Crimmins Eckardt '01 and husband Chuck of The Colony, Texas, on the birth of their first child, Jackson, on April 27.

Karlene Diane '07, of Rosedale, N.Y., on the birth of her son, Jordan Elijah Richardson, on May 11.

Condolences & Prayers

The College offers sympathy to:

Dr. Constance Fox Goldman '55, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on the passing of her husband, Robert, on July 30.

Jane Lazar Mahr '60, of Gillette, N.J., on the passing of her father, Theodore Lazar, at the age of 91 on July 23, 2005.

Dennis Maxwell '85, of Portland, Maine, on the passing of his father on Aug. 6.

Regina Paulo Galarza '87, of Taunton, Mass., on the passing of her father in October 2006.

Stefanie Bailey '91, of Portland, Maine, Sally Bailey McGinn '91 of Brunswick, Maine, and Julianne Moore on the passing of Royce Moore, husband of Julianne and step father of Stefanie and Sally, on July 29. Julianne is the executive secretary in the academic dean's office at the college.

Heidi Harmon '05 of Manchester, N.H., and Ian Harmon '08 of Bridgton, Maine, on the passing of their grandmother, Marcelle Ledoux, on Aug. 19.

Chris Paris '05 and Stephan Paris '06, both of Manchester, N.H., on the passing of their grandmother, Shirley Lemay, on July 31.

Renee Whitaker '07 and family on the death of her mother-in-law, Charlene Whitaker '85, on Sept. 11.

Brent Wooten, of the Marketing & Public Relations department, on the death of his brother, Bill, on Sept. 14.

The Alumni Office recently learned of the following death: Loraine Jean Trask '84, of Johns Island, S.C.