Class Notes


Dr. Patricia Russell Luopa ’67 of Burnsville, Minn., has completed her doctorate in education through Capella University of Minneapolis, Minn. Patricia participated in the hooding ceremony on August 14.


Ronald Kew ’88, Manchester, N.H., has accepted the position of principal at Gossler Park Elementary School in Manchester. Ron’s career includes 18 years as an elementary school teacher and three years as an assistant principal in the Manchester school district.


Debra Kramlich '92, '09

Debra Ordway Kramlich ’92, ’09, is a new faculty member in the nursing department.

Debra Ordway Kramlich ’92, ’09 of Raymond, Maine, has joined the college’s on-campus nursing department as an assistant professor, teaching pediatric nursing. Debra continues to work per diem at Maine Medical Center as a staff nurse in the Special Care Unit and as a database coordinator for the department of cardiac surgery, and per diem in the pediatric and adolescent unit at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H.

Jerred Edson ’98 of Limington, Maine, has joined the staff at Central Maine Orthopaedics in Auburn, Maine, as their information technology administrator. Previous to this new position, Jerred was employed at ITNAmerica.


Daniel Mitchell ’02 of Manchester, N.H., accepted the position of assistant principal at Marston School in Hampton, N.H. Over the last four years, Dan has taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grades at the Heron Pond Elementary School in Milford, N.H.

Christopher Renaud ’02 graduated from his medical internship on June 30 at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Chris is now in his anesthesiology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Ashton Piers '10

Aston Piers (Photo: David Bates of

Nicholas Mirabello ’03 of Portsmouth, N.H., has joined the SJC Admissions staff as a fall recruiter covering primarily Massachusetts.

Lauren Granese Tigerman ’03 has accepted the position of market development associate for Business Interiors of Westbrook, Maine. She is also directing the South Portland competition youth cheerleading league called South Portland Youth Cheering, and coaching the middle school teams, as well. Lauren, an alumna of the college’s cheering program (2001-2003), is an ACCA certified coach with six years experience coaching at the youth and high school levels.

Irma Gregory ’05, husband Doug, and rescue dog Monty of South Windsor, Conn., were recently featured in an article in Our Companions News. Irma and Doug have been working with Monty to overcome issues associated with fear, most likely as a result of abuse. The article is available online at, Spring 2010, “A Pawsitive Ending.”

Matthew Vasil ’05 of Portland, Maine, was recently promoted to audit manager at Baker Newman & Noyes in South Portland, Maine.

Patricia Bartzak ’08, Ashland, Mass., was awarded the 2010 Professional Issues Writer’s Award by MEDSURG Nursing: The Journal of Adult Health for her article, “Professional Work Ethic: Strategies to Motivate Bedside Nurses to Deliver High-Quality Patient Care.” She works as a staff nurse at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston on the transplant/burn/ trauma unit, in addition to teaching clinicals to thirdyear students in the Boston College nursing program. She is also pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Robert Russo ’09 of Hartsdale, N. Y., has joined the SJC Admissions staff as a fall recruiter. He will concentrate his activities in Westchester County (N.Y.), New York City, Long Island, northern New Jersey and southern Connecticut.

Lindsay Bates '10

Lindsay Bates (Photo: David Bates of

Lindsay Bates ’10 of Raymond, Maine, has accepted one of two positions at the college as assistant coach for the swim team. Lindsay is attending the massage therapy school at Seacoast Career School in Sanford, Maine, and plans to graduate in March as a licensed massage therapist.

Ashton Piers ’10 of Falmouth, Maine, has accepted one of two positions at the college as assistant coach for the swim team. Ashton is a nurse in the cardiac unit at Mercy Hospital in Portland.

Lindsey Le ’10 won the title of Miss Connecticut in the Miss Collegiate America competition and will compete for the national title in San Antonio, Texas, on Jan. 8. Lindsey is a graduate student at the University of Connecticut studying educational psychology.

Class of 1967 celebrates endowed memorial scholarship for classmate

Members of the Class of 1967 gathered for a summer outing at the Portsmouth, N.H., home of Bonnie Newman '67. This year the women celebrated their endowment of the Class of 1967 Memorial Scholarship, which they originally created in memory of their classmate Leslie Edmonston Buck '67.

Wedding Bells

Anne Wood '62 and Joe Sirois were married on July 17 at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine. In attendance were Ann Poulin Anctil '62, Anna Sheils Butterfield, Sue Ann West '62 and Mary Ellen Sheils '62. Anne is a retired English and French teacher, and Joe is the executive director of Hope Association in Rumford, where the couple resides. 

Robyn Williams ’97 and Shawn McElwain were married on Aug. 21 at the Barn at Boyden Farm in Cambridge, Vt. Robyn and Shawn honeymooned in Hawaii, and they now reside in St. Albans, Vt.

Robert Sanicola ’99 and Audrey Langlais ’03 were married on Aug. 13 at Saint James Catholic Church in Thomaston, Maine, followed by a reception at Point Lookout in Northport. Rob is beginning his ninth season as head coach of SJC’s men’s basketball team, and is the assistant athletics director, as well as academic coordinator in that department. Audrey is in her second year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. The couple resides in Windham, Maine.

Laura Wells ’04 and Albert Conti III were married on Sept. 11 at St. Catherine of Genoa Parish in Somerville, Mass., followed by a reception at the Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill. The bridal party included Elizabeth Bruns White ’04 and Tami Mogavero Toomey ’04. Laura is the events and public relations coordinator at Wide Horizons for Children in Waltham, and Al is an electrical engineer at The MITRE Corporation in Bedford. Laura and Al honeymooned in the Outer Banks, N.C., and they reside in Winchester, Mass.

New Additions

John Naples ’79 and Mary Dumphy Naples ’80 of Shrewsbury, Mass., are rejoicing in the birth of their first grandchild. Grace Elizabeth was born to their daughter Elizabeth and husband Andrew, on Aug. 30 in Worcester, Mass. A future alumna in the Class of 2032?

AnnMarie Caprio Dunton ’99 and husband Ocean Dunton were blessed with a daughter on June 9, Acadia Caprio Dunton. They reside in Fitchburg, Mass., where AnnMarie is the director of residence life at Fitchburg State University.

Darcy Grindal ’99 and her fiancé Chris Norris of Lamoine, Maine, welcomed their son, Cooper Evan Norris, on Jan. 28. Darcy reports that Cooper Evan is the light of his parents’ life.

Michelle Coughlin Bonia ’00, husband Brian Bonia and son J.R., of Amesbury, Mass., welcomed Gabrielle Marie on June 14. Mom and kids are doing well at home, while dad is serving in Iraq until May 2011.

Kenney babies

Katherine & Benjamin Kenney

Jennifer Kenney ’00, husband Jon Storey and son James welcomed the birth of twins, Benjamin and Katherine, on June 29. They reside in Nashville, Tenn.

Hannah Temple ’00 and Scott Morey of Scarborough, Maine, welcomed their first child, daughter Emma Grace, on Feb. 24. Hannah is employed at The Cedars Senior Living Community in Portland, where she has been a supervisor for 10 years.

Spring Cole Dowse ’01, MSW, and Nathaniel Dowse ’01 of Vancouver, Wash., announce the birth of their first child, Kennedy Ryan, on March 4. Spring is a social worker, running a support group for teens at the Children’s Home Society in Vancouver. Nathaniel has completed his M.A. in Environmental Science and is teaching special education at Maple Grove Primary School in Battleground, Wash.

Ouellette Henderson baby

Aidan Michael Henderson

Ann Marie Ouellette Henderson ’03 and husband Mike of Biddeford, Maine, welcomed their first child, Aidan Michael, on June 1. Ann Marie teaches first grade at Jameson Elementary School in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

Amber Lovell Elliott ’04, of Topsham, Maine, and husband David announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Elizabeth, on Sept. 14. Amber is an assistant marketing manager at Pierce Atwood LLP in Portland, Maine.

Eileen Armstrong ’04 and Jason Jones of Portland, Maine, welcomed daughter Caroline Drusilla Eleanor Jones on Sept. 19. Caroline is the granddaughter of Kathy Reilly who works on campus in SJC’s distance education online program.

Schran Steward baby

Adrianna Kathleen Steward

Alexandra Schran Steward ’07 and husband Josh of Auburn, Maine, announce the birth of their first child, Adrianna Kathleen, on Aug. 27. Adrianna is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Schran, the college’s interim vice president for Institutional Advancement. The birth at Central Maine Medical Center was assisted by Dr. Robin Caron ’06.

Condolences & Prayers

The college community offers sympathy...

To the family of Rev. James Connor, on his passing on Sept. 18. Father Connor was a theology professor and chaplain at the college during the years of 1967 to 1971.

To the Sisters of Mercy of Portland, Maine, on the passing of Sister Josephine Flanagan ’59 on Oct. 3. Sister Josephine, also know as Sister Joseph Mary, was the first principal (1969) of Catherine McAuley High School in Portland. She joined the college in 1980 as the assistant dean and later the associate dean. Sister Josephine was a member of Saint Joseph’s Board of Overseers.

To the family of Ruth Anne Whitney Pratt ’63, of Bridgton, Maine, and Holiday, Fla., on her passing on Oct. 1.

To the family of Michael Goulet of Saco, Maine, a Class of 2012 psychology major, on his passing, Oct. 14.

To Carolyn Arenburg ’74 of Lewiston, Maine, on the passing of her mother, Marie-Therese, on Oct. 3.

To the family of Nancy LaRochelle Wynne ’76, who passed on April 17.

To the family of Linda Schmidt Dunning ’87 of Midlothian, Va., on her passing on Nov. 10.

To Mike Bolanz ’00, athletics department, on the passing of his father, Dieter, Aug. 26. The college offers condolences to Mike, his wife, Jillian Legere Bolanz ’08, and family.