Class of 1980-1989
Pauline (Feierseisen) Judy ’80 became a grandmother for the first time in September 2016.
Kenneth Brownson ’84 writes: “I am retired now but I often reflect on how Saint Joseph’s changed my life and career. I earned my associate’s degree and became an RN. I wanted to continue my education but there was no RN/BSN program in my state. I saw an advertisement about the BSPA program for nurses. I attended the distance program in the early 1970s. I loved it and couldn’t wait for the next course to arrive. The College was great at accepting my associate’s, other courses, and some certificates. The concentration in education enabled me to teach online courses. This fantastic career would not have been possible without Saint Joseph’s innovative distance BSPA degree. Although I couldn’t go on for an MSN, I did earn a master’s in management, a master’s in psychology, a graduate certificate, and finally a doctorate in education. With a BSN, I was able to teach many different subjects as an online professor. I was also able to publish many articles in health related journals.”
Dr. Lauren Giustra ’88, an obstetrician and gynecologist with more than 20 years of experience, recently joined the Board of Directors for the Rome Hospital Foundation. She and her husband, Dr. Ankur Desai, moved to Rome, NY in 1996, and cofounded their privately-owned medical practice, Mohawk Valley Women’s Health Associates.
Class of 1990-1999
Curtis Smyth ’91 was inducted into UNE’s Hall of Fame on October 20th. Smyth, currently UNE’s Director of Athletics, has served as Sports Information Director since 1997, and as the head coach of three different sports (women’s basketball, men’s golf, and softball) prior to moving to solely an administrative role in 2007. Under his direction, the women’s basketball program won a total of 142 games over a ten-year period, including the Nor’easters’ first CCC title and NCAA Championship appearance. Smyth has held the position of interim director of athletics on two occasions.
Class of 2000-2009
Joan Kimani ‘01 is working toward her PhD at the United States International University-Africa.
Mary Minshall Rowland ’03 welcomed her 4th grandchild, Landon Herbert Rowland on March 13, 2018.
Mathew Salch ’03 co-founded the non-profit County Behavioral Medicine, an outpatient Mental Health Agency located in Presque Isle, ME.
Susan Byrne ’05 has worked at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, CA for the past four years on a Surgical Intermediate ICU team. After completing a year-long rigorous professional development program, she was recently promoted to Clinical RN III, and served as Charge RN, Mentor and Preceptor on her unit.
Theodore Doucette ’05 graduated from Galen College of Nursing in Louisville, KY in October 2016 and was the recipient of the Kathryn Mershon Emerging Leader in Healthcare Award. He successfully passed his NCLEX exam in December 2016. Theodore is currently employed as a staff nurse RN for Lifecare Center of America in New Albany, IN and will be pursuing his RN-to-BSN at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN starting January 2018.
Kristen (Jewett) Crawford ’05, ’11 of Dover, NH recently launched a personal brand strategy business focused on providing people with direction in authentically telling their brand story and embracing a visual brand strategy. www.kristencrawford.com
Jennifer Michel ’06 now holds the position of Library Assistant-Bibliographic Services at Ladd Library, Bates College, in Lewiston, ME.