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Robert Farrell G’76 (MBA) is an author, lecturer, ufologist, and retired associate professor emeritus from Penn State University, and has been traveling the country since 2004 presenting his lecture “The Science Behind Alien Encounters.” Robert has also recently published a book, The Science Behind Alien Encounters.

Gregory Falk L’79 (JD) has been appointed to board of directors for Evercel, Inc.


Brian Ade L’80 (JD) has been named a 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyer. Brian is an attorney for Rivkin Radler LLP.

Thomas Blanchard L’81 (JD) was named the June 2021 volunteer of the month for his work with the American Red Cross. Thomas volunteers with the American Red Cross as a member of the Blood Transportation Team with the Syracuse Volunteer Driver program.

Frederic Clark ’81 (Quantitative Methods) retired as president from Thule Inc.

Maria Gomes ’82/G’84 (Business Administration/MBA) has been selected by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as one of the Commonwealth Heroines of 2021.

Frank Wolak ’82 (Mechanical Engineering) has been named president and chief executive officer of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association.

James H. Fierberg L’83 (JD) has written a book, Mentoring Lawyers: Finding Civility. James spent 40 years as a lawyer in Massachusetts and Florida. He has also served as a Florida Supreme Court-certified civil mediator and law professor.

Brian Haynes L’83 (JD) has been included in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America in his field of employee benefits law and tax law.

Henry M. Thomas III L’83 (JD) was awarded an honorary degree from the UMass Medical School at their Commencement ceremony. Henry is the president and CEO of the Urban League of Springfield, Inc.

Stanley Wilson ’84 (Management) has been named director of the Department of Community Development for Fulton County, GA. Stanley has over 25 years of experience with community development, affordable housing, and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programming.

Linda Mast G’85 (MBA) has been elected to the Yavapai College Foundation Board. Linda is an associate dean for the School of Health Sciences at Northcentral University.

Lynne Wilson L’86 (JD) has been recognized among the 2022 Best Lawyers in America in her field of real estate law.

Kevin Roche L’87 (JD) was included in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America list. Kevin is a partner at the Halloran Sage law firm and is being recognized for his personal injury litigation—defendants practice.

William Cass L’88 (JD) is now flying with Pro Airways out of Boston in their Falcon 2000 and Beech jets. A lifelong pilot, instructor, and mission pilot with the Air Force Auxiliary and Civil Air Patrol, Bill retired into jet flying from a career in intellectual property and general litigation.

Jo-Ann Davis L’88 (JD) was elected to the Bay Path University Board of Trustees.

Robert Appleton L’89 (JD) has joined Olshan Frome Wolosky, LLP as a partner with the firm’s White Collar Defense & Government Investigations practice.


Edward Hourihan L’90 (JD) has been ranked as a litigation attorney in the annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business directory in upstate New York. Edward was also included in 2022 Best Lawyers in America for his work in commercial litigation, construction law, and litigation—construction.

The Honorable Robyn Johnson L’90 (JD) was named to the Connecticut Bar Foundation 2021 James W. Cooper Fellows Program. Fellows are nominated by their peers based on their outstanding service to the profession and larger community and are elected by the CBF Board of Directors. Judge Johnson is also the chairperson for The History of Attorneys of Color Project.

Christian Olsen ’90 (Marketing) has been named the senior director of football administration with the Atlanta Falcons football team.

Lori Sheehan ’90 (Marketing) has been appointed as the chief probation officer of the Northampton (MA) District Court Probation Department.

Martha Allard L’91 (JD) has been appointed as the administrative trademark judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board within the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Janine Epright ’91 (Business Administration) has become the chief financial officer for LL Global, the parent company of LIMRA, LOMA, and the Secure Retirement Institute. Janine previously was the chief financial officer for the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut and the Mohegan Holding Company.

Kelly Frederick ’91 (Social Work) has been honored by Lowell Five Bank with the April 2021 “Make it Better” Employee Excellence Award. Kelly is the assistant vice president of Lowell Five Bank.

The Honorable Mark Goldstein L’91 (JD) has been appointed as the first presiding justice of the Gardner District Court.

Dolores Hamilton G’91 (MBA) is the new assistant town administrator for the town of Stow, MA.

The Honorable Maureen Walsh L’91 (JD) was sworn in as an associate judge of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Maureen was nominated by Governor Charlie Baker.

Joseph DaSilva ’92 (Business Administration) has been named vice president of administration and finance at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Robert Rhodes L’92 (JD) has recently joined FLB Law. FLB Law is located in Westport, CT, with legal services in litigation, real estate litigation, finance and development, banking and commercial transactions, employment law, family law, and trust estates.

John Rota ’92/G’03 (Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Administration) is a recipient of the 2021 Harvard Bradford Fellowship Program for Excellence in Public Administration. He will be attending the John F. Kennedy School of Government Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Program at Harvard University for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Kimberly Roy ’92 (Government) is the director of external affairs for the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department, and has been appointed as a commissioner for the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.

Drew Hirshfeld L’93 (JD) is now serving as the temporary under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He was appointed to this position in January 2021.

Amy LaBelle ’93 (English) has been named to New Hampshire Business Review’s list of top 200 New Hampshire Business Influencers. Amy is a co-owner and winemaker at LaBelle Winery, which has locations in Amherst, Portsmouth, and Derry, NH.

Kori Johanson L’93 (JD) has been hired as the new general counsel for a cybersecurity-focused insurer, Corvus Insurance.

Renne Marsjanik L’93 (JD) has been named senior vice president of the Wealth Management Department at First National Bank Alaska, the state’s largest locally-owned community bank.

Charles Schue G’93 (Engineering Management) has been elected to the Ad Astra Rocket Company’s Board of Directors. Charles is also founder and co-owner of a number of companies in the U.S. and Canada, the latest being a crispy jerky company located in North Billerica, MA.

Arthur Corey L’94 (JD) has been elected to the Connecticut Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Andrew Hamelsky L’94 (JD) joined Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young’s Litigation department in July 2021. Andrew will be focusing his practice on life, health, disability, and ERISA litigation.

Thomas Richard Kasper ’95 (JD) has been named president of the law firm Reid and Riege, P.C. Thomas will be the eighth president to lead the firm.

Jennifer Joakim ’95/G’96 (Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Administration) started a new position as the Saunders County (Nebraska) attorney.

Joshua Kelly G’95 (MBA) has been promoted to senior vice president for business development at OMG Inc. Joshua started at OMG in 1991 as a project coordinator and has held several positions.

Janeen DiGuiseppi G’96 (Criminal Justice Administration) was selected to serve as the deputy assistant director of the FBI Training Division.

Thomas Downey G’96/L’01 (MBA/JD) has been made partner at the law firm of Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley.

Allen Falke ’96 (JD) is a member of the Business and Trusts & Estates group at Mirick O’Connell. Allen has recently been selected by his peers as one of the 2022 Best Lawyers in America in the field of tax law.

Christopher Hulburt L’96 (JD) has joined the Penn State University Office of General Counsel as associate general counsel.

Rob Psholka G’96 (Mechanical Engineering) has been appointed to director of operations at Gaurdair Corporation, a leading manufacturer in the power-driven hand tool manufacturing industry.

Jay Seyler G’96 (MBA) joined the Greenfield Cooperative Bank as vice president of commercial lending.

Robert Tukey L’96 (JD) has joined the Gould-Larson law firm in Essex, CT.

Brain Cain ’97 (Finance) joined Raymond James as managing director and complex manager.

Matthew Clancy ’97 (Law Enforcement) has been named the new Maine Department of Public Safety Bureau chief and chief of police of Maine Capitol Police.

The Honorable Dana Lougher Doyle L’98 (JD) has been appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to a Massachusetts lifetime probate judgeship.

The Honorable Jessica Torres Shlatz L’99 (JD) was nominated in February 2021 to become a Connecticut Superior Court Judge, and was appointed to the bench on April 26, 2021.


John Carmichael ’00 (Law Enforcement) has been named the chief of police for the Newton Police Department in Newton, MA.

Robert Emerson G’00 (Criminal Justice Administration) has been appointed as a commander for the Randolph (MA) Police Department.

Lawrence Calderone ’01/G’04 (Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Administration) is president of the Boston Police Patrolman’s Association and chair of the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Policy Group. Lawrence was one of nine members named to the Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission by Governor Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey following the passage of the Police Reform Legislation. Lawrence also recently completed a graduate degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University.

Fahd Cynndy ’01 (Mechanical Engineering) has been appointed CEO of Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries, a world-class maintenance, repair, and overhaul organization.

Anthony Ieraci ’01/G’05 (General Business/MBA) has joined Excel Dryer as the new director of marketing.

Robert Kirchner G’01 (Criminal Justice Administration) has been appointed deputy chief for the Burlington (MA) Police Department.

John Van Zetta ’01 (Environmental Sciences) was named director of safety at Delphi Construction.

Stephen Doherty ’02/G’03 (Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice Administration) has been appointed as the deputy police chief of the Haverhill (MA) Police Department.

Robert Pistone G’02 (Criminal Justice Administration) has been promoted to police chief of the Haverhill (MA) Police Department.

The Honorable Danielle Williams L’02 (JD) was elected to the Bay Path University Board of Trustees.

Richard MacLean G’03 (Criminal Justice Administration) has been appointed lieutenant in the Amherst (MA) Police Department.

Javier Padilla L’03 (JD) has been named assistant vice president for human resources at Bay Path University.

Jonathan Harris ’04 (Mechanical Engineering) was named the head coach of both the men’s and women’s cross country teams at Western New England University.

Daniel Kimball G’04 (Criminal Justice Administration) is a U.S. Air Force veteran who was recognized for his years of service by the Quilts of Valor Foundation and the North Orange Grange.

Randy Bilik ’05 (Psychology) has joined Newfield Elementary School in Stamford, CT, as assistant principal.

Kelley C. Miller L’05 (JD) received the Thompson Reuters Everyday Hero Award and was named by Law360 as one of the Most Influential Women Tax Attorneys in the United States. Kelley is a partner with the law firm Reed Smith.

Shelley Russo ’05 (Finance) has been promoted from senior investment reporting analyst to lead investment reporting analyst at Symetra Investment Management Company in Farmington, CT.

Beth Ward ’05 (Psychology) has joined MGM Springfield as the community affairs manager.

M. Dru Levasseur L’06 (JD) has been selected to be a 2021-22 Harvard Law School Wasserstein Fellow. Dru is the director of diversity, equity, and inclusion with the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association.

Pamela Zagorski L’06 (JD) is now serving as the executive director of the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging.

Mindy Tompkins L’07 (JD) joins Day Pitney LLP as partner in the firm’s Healthcare Life Science and Technology practice.

Robert Abajian ’08 (Law Enforcement) has been promoted to sergeant in the Bedford (MA) Police Department.

Michael Cardaropoli L’08 (JD) has been made partner at the law firm of Pellegrini, Seeley, Ryan and Blakesley.

Jennifer Dabrowski Hover ’08/G’11 (Marketing/MBA) was inducted into the Plainville High School Sports Hall of Fame. Jennifer is an alumna of the WNE women’s basketball team.

Stephanie Ganser ’08 (Marketing Communications/Advertising) is now the director of adult and nontraditional student services at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Deana Reardon ’08 (Political Science) has been appointed executive director of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard University. Prior to this position Deana was associate director of administration. Deana has been leading administrative efforts at Harvard for thirteen years.

Eve Schatz L’09 (JD) was awarded the 2020 Access to Legal Justice Award by the Massachusetts Bar Association, honoring her work at the Berkshire Center for Justice, the nonprofit she founded while attending law school.


Carol Barton LLM’10 has been honored by the American Cancer Society (ACS) as the 2021 Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award winner for the Eastern New England Area of ACS. Carol is an attorney at Estate Preservation Law Offices in Worcester, MA.

John Paul Callahan ’11/L’14 (Criminal Justice/JD) has been named stockholder of Reid and Riege, P.C.

Erin Doherty ’11/G’15 (Sport Management/MBA) has been named the head coach for the Hollins University women’s lacrosse team.

Nicole Halliday ’11 (Biology) After eight years in the U.S. Army, Nicole has received her master’s degree in Public Administration, and started a federal career with the Office of the Inspector General and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Jennifer (Pettit) Cowan ’11 (Psychology) has joined American Savings Foundation as an associate program officer for grants. Jennifer has nine years of prior experience in grant management.

David Allosso L’12 (JD) has been promoted to partner at the Massachusetts-based real estate law firm Touchstone Closing.

Kory Grahl ’12 (Biology) is now attending UNLV School of Dental Medicine’s Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, where he will earn a certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in conjunction with a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology.

Mallorie Nai ’12 (Psychology) has started a new position as director of middle school admissions at Brimmer and May School in Boston, MA.

Elizabeth Walsh ’12 (Communication) was named director of Miami University’s office of orientation and transition programs.

Jonathan Cohen-Gorczyca G’13 (Business Administration) has been promoted to manager at the Melanson accounting firm.

William Mason ’13 (Communication) has been named head coach of the Bowdoin College men’s lacrosse team. William joins Bowdoin after six seasons as head coach at Lasell University and two years as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Bates College.

Laura Penney L’13 (JD) joined a new start up firm, FLB Law, in Westport, CT earlier this year. She was later promoted to partner, with a focus on defense.

Andre Shaw ’13 (Communication) has been named the director of men’s basketball operations at the University of North Texas.

Christopher Erchull L’14 (JD) was named as one of the National LGBT Bar Association’s 40 Best Lawyers Under 40 for 2021. This award recognizes LGBTQ+ professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to the LGBTQ+ equality.

Emily Fitzgerald ’14 (Political Science) started a new position at Smith College as assistant director of regional volunteer engagement. Previously, Emily was the alumnae relations and reunion assistant at Smith College.

Kara Graves G’14 (Business Administration) has been promoted to employee benefit plan niche leader at Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.

Joshua Lauzier ’14/G’16 (Management/MBA) has been promoted to associate manager of Master Data Management & PLM Applications at Brooks Brothers.

Eric Sorenson ’14 (Sport Management) joined the College of the Holy Cross men’s hockey program as an assistant coach.

Michael Amoyaw ’15 (Management and Leadership) has joined Google as a strategist. Michael previously worked in digital advertising, working on the IBM business with Ogilvy and GroupM.

Jasmine Chatman ’15 (Psychology) accepted a position as assistant director of alumni relations at Springfield College in Springfield, MA.

Rose Colon L’15 (JD) has been named to the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services Inc. board of directors. Rose is a Springfield-based criminal defense and personal injury attorney.

Salomon Louis L’15 (JD) has been named a board member of the New England Chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS). Salomon is also the eDiscovery program lead with MassMutual Financial Group and an adjunct professor at WNE.

Alex Wu PharmD’15 (Pharmacy) opened the Springfield Pharmacy in June 2019. This full service, family-owned, and independent pharmacy is located on Main Street in Springfield, MA and on High Street in Holyoke, MA.

Amanda Carpe L’16 (JD) has joined Bacon Wilson as an associate attorney in the firm’s Estate Planning department.

Jordan Freeman L’16 (JD) joined the Defender Association of Philadelphia as an assistant public defender following years in private practice.

Tristan Hyde ’16/G’19 (Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering) received the Modern-Day Technology Leaders award at the BEYA STEM conference. Tristan is the software and configuration management principal investigator at General Dynamics Mission Systems in Pittsfield, MA.

Brian Rucki L’16 (JD) joined Bacon Wilson as an associate attorney on the firm’s Real Estate team.

Patrick Brazel L’17 (JD) has started working at Goldberg Segalla as a part of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation group in Hartford, CT.

Claudia Quintero L’17 (JD) has been selected for the BusinessWest 2021 40 Under Forty class. Claudia is a staff attorney with the Central West Justice Center.

Natasha Mercado-Santana ’17/G'19 (Marketing Communication/Advertising/Communication) recently started a position at WWLP-22News and Mass Appeal as a promotions producer.

Emily Trumbley ’17 (Business Administration) has been promoted from associate to senior associate at PwC in Boston, MA. Emily has been with PwC for three years.

Chas Figueroa ’18 (Sociology) has recently accepted a new position at the University of Cincinnati as a community coordinator in Resident Education and Development.

Hameed Bello ’19/PharmD’21 (Pharmaceutical Business/Pharmacy) launched Agric Organics with the help of the Massachusetts Food Trust Program (MFTP). Agric Organics urban farm offers a community-supported agricultural program (CSA) that helps provide direct access to healthy food for communities in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Marie-Nicole Meak ’19 (Neuroscience) has accepted a new position at AbbVie as a permanent manufacturing technician.

Megan Pantos ’19/PharmD’21 (Pharmacy Studies/Pharmacy) was inducted into the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society.

Paulina Wysocka ’19 (Marketing Communications/Advertising) was crowned the 2022 Polish Miss Massachusetts. Paulina is a special events and volunteering coordinator with United Way of Pioneer Valley.


Anne Blanchard L’20 (JD) has joined the law firm Kahan Kerensky Capossela, LLP as an associate.

Lisa Harty L’20 (JD) joined Bulkley Richardson as an associate.

Aidan Lanciani L’20 (JD) joined the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office as an assistant district attorney in February 2021.

Madison Marilla ’20 (Psychology) is the activities director and teaching assistant at Nathaniel Morton Elementary School in Plymouth, MA. Madison uses art therapy to connect with special education students through creativity-inspired activities and craft-related projects.

Karl Roberts G’20 (Sport Leadership and Coaching) has joined the Lycoming College football staff as the defensive pass game coordinator.

Toni Fiore ’21 (Secondary Education/Mathematical Sciences) has been named the varsity head coach at North Salem High School in New York.

Anthony Frati ’21 (Mechanical Engineering) has joined the Conval firm as product engineer.