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David Roberts G’77 (MBA) has published an action-thriller novel, The Hydra Affair.

The Honorable Michael Riley L’78 (JD) is a member of the Pullman & Comley Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice that was recognized by the 2023 New England Legal Awards, presented by the Connecticut Law Tribune. Riley and his team were the recipients of the Litigation Department of the Year - Specialty award, given to departments whose work had a significant impact in the practice of mediation and arbitration in New England.


Vincent Liberti, Jr. L’82/LLM’08 (JD/LLM) is an attorney at Halloran Sage and was recognized by peers for inclusion in the 2024 The Best Lawyers in America. Liberti focuses his practice in elder law and trusts, as well as estates.

The Honorable Mark Powers L’84 (JD) was recently appointed to the New York State Appellate Division, Third Department. This is the second highest court in the state.

Mara Veronesi ’85 (Psychology) is the owner of Mara M. Veronesi, LLC, and is a licensed independent clinical social worker, practicing psychotherapy.

Lynne Wilson L’86 (JD) was recognized by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2024), as published in dozens of city and regional publications in the U.S., including U.S. News & World Report. Wilson is a partner at ShuffieldLowman in Orlando, FL, where she focuses her practice on commercial real estate transactions, commercial lending, banking, and finance.

Kevin Roche L’87 (JD) is an attorney at Halloran Sage and was recognized by peers for inclusion in the 2024 The Best Lawyers in America. Roche focuses his practice in insurance law, litigation in insurance, personal injury litigation, and professional malpractice law.

Jeffrey Williams ’89 (Industrial Engineering) has joined IKO (Innovation, Know How, Originality) as the national distribution sales manager.


Timothy Deshaies ’91/G’97 (General Business/ MBA) earned Florence Bank’s 2023 Community Support Award. This award is given to Florence Bank employees who are active in the community and give their personal and professional time to local nonprofit organizations.

Mary Howie L’91 (JD) was presented with the Clients’ Security Board’s William J. LeDoux Award. The award is offered to a lawyer who, on a pro bono basis, has demonstrated extraordinary skill and perseverance in representing one or more claimants before the board. Howie is the 15th recipient of the award, which was last presented in 2018.

Kris VanBeek ’92 (Finance) has been named the next president and executive officer at Rockland Federal Credit Union.

Stephen Zajchowski ’94 (Psychology) has been named the new chief human resource officer for the City of Chicopee. In this role, Zajchowski will be responsible for the management of all human resource functions for the city.

Allen Falke L’96 (JD) was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2024 in the field of tax law. This is the third consecutive time Falke has been recognized.

Susan McCoy L’96 (JD) is an attorney at Halloran Sage and was recognized by peers for inclusion in the 2024 The Best Lawyers in America. McCoy focuses her practice in trusts and estates.

Nicholas Capotosto G’98 (MBA) was elected to Brouse McDowell’s Executive Committee. This is his second term on the committee. He is co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and represents clients in litigated matters.

Christina Turgeon ’98/L’01 (Criminal Justice/JD) has joined Fitzgerald Law’s Litigation Department. Turgeon concentrates on bankruptcy law, representing debtors and trustees before the United States Bankruptcy Courts in Massachusetts and Connecticut, commercial evictions, real estate law representing buyers, sellers and financial institutions in real estate transactions, and general civil litigation representing plaintiffs and defendants in District and Superior courts.

Charles VanDerMiller III L’98 (JD) has joined the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as senior counsel. After 12 years of services as an Army active-duty judge advocate, VanDerMiller has been assigned to the Intelligence Law Section, Office of Chief Counsel at DEA Headquarters in Arlington, VA.

Mark Germain ’99/G’06 (Accounting/MBA) has been named chair of the Ludlow, MA Boys and Girls Club.


Brad Malicki L’00 (JD) is an attorney at Halloran Sage and was recognized by peers for inclusion in the 2024 The Best Lawyers in America. Malicki focuses his practice in real estate law.

Matthew McGinty ’01/G’05 (Management Leadership/MBA) is the newest chief executive officer (CEO) at CareConnect.

Jamie Platt ’03 (General Biology) has been promoted to associate athletic director and director of physical education at St. Francis Episcopal School. She was also selected as the head coach of the New Balance All-America Southwest Girls Lacrosse team in Baltimore, MD.

Joshua Brookman ’07 (Accounting) has been promoted to divisional secretary for business administration at The Salvation Army in Pittsburgh, PA. Previously, Brookman was a finance officer for The Salvation Army in Cleveland, OH.

Matthew Reed L’07 (JD) was appointed as the first town administrator of Ellington, CT.


Olivia M. Corso ’10/G’18 (Marketing Communications & Advertising/MSOL) has been promoted to associate director of operations and marketing at the Career & Life Design Center at Trinity College, Hartford.

Andrea Momnie O’Connor L’10 (JD) was named a shareholder at Fitzgerald Law. O’Connor counsels corporate and consumer clients in all aspects of insolvency law, primarily including bankruptcy, asset protection, taxation, real estate, and commercial matters.

David Oliva ’10/G’11 (Sport Management/MBA) was recognized as a member of the B2B Innovator Class of 2023. He was honored at the 2023 B2B Sales & Marketing Exchange in Boston earlier this year. Oliva is the general manager of Organomation, a well-known manufacturer of laboratory evaporators.

David Griffin ’11/G’16 (Mechanical Engineering/MBA) recently started a new position as GTFA EDSIT lead at Pratt & Whitney.

Amelia Holstrom L’11 (JD) was recognized as one of the 2023 Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. The Top Women of the Law program celebrates the outstanding achievements of exceptional women in the legal profession.

Rafael Llano ’11/L’14 (Political Science/JD) joined Archer & Greiner’s Business Litigation Group as a new associate.

Rebecca Mahoney ’11 (Chemistry) is MicroCare’s newest senior quality control chemist. MicroCare is a manufacturer of high-performance fluids and tools for critical cleaning, coating, and lubrications.

Katy Malouin L’12/G’12/LLM’14 (JD/MBA/LLM) has joined Goldberg, Miller & Rubin as an associate attorney.

Casey O’Connell L’12 (JD) is an attorney at Halloran Sage and was recognized by peers for inclusion in the 2024 The Best Lawyers in America. O’Connell focuses his practice in real estate law.

Catherine Rioux ’12 (Management) has been promoted to commercial loan officer at Monson Savings Bank.

Victoria Cascarelli L’14 (JD) has recently joined Verrill as an associate and will be practicing in the fields of matrimonial, commercial, and civil litigation.

Eric Sorenson ’14 (Sport Management) has joined UMASS Lowell as the new assistant men’s ice hockey coach. He joins Lowell after spending two years as an assistant hockey coach at Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

Kelsey Armstrong ’16 (Secondary Education) started her new position as associate athletic director for student-athlete support services at Sacred Heart University

Mark Handfield ’16/G’20 (History/MBA) has been promoted to credit analyst II at Greenfield Co-Operative Bank.

Alicia Jacobs G’16 (Communications - Public Relations) was presented with the Environmental Stewardship Award for her outstanding volunteerism, service, and leadership to the town of Clifton Park, NY. Jacobs has served on the Town of Clifton Park Open Space, Trails, and Riverfront committee for the last 10 years. She is also a member of the Communications subcommittee, a Clifton Park Little League coach, and a member of the Community Action Fund.

Lindsee Keefe ’16 (Industrial Engineering) has been promoted to continuous improvement manager within the Northampton, MA Coca-Cola branch.

Amanda Poris ’16 (Finance) is now a senior advanced supply chain associate at General Dynamics Missions Systems.

Jessica Rounds L’16 (JD) joined Goldberg Segalla’s Civil Litigation and Trial group in Albany, NY.

Christopher Jurkiewicz ’17 (Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics Concentration) has joined Eppendorf Group as a mechanical engineer.

Miranda Wyse ’18 (Business Analytics and Information Management) has been promoted to value stream manager at Collins Aerospace.

Dr. Alexander Fletcher ’19/G’20/PharmD’21 (Pharmacy Studies/MBA/PharmD) has started a new position as senior manager, cardiovascular medical scientist at Bristol Myers Squibb.

Caitlyn Marchand ’19 (English) is a success coordinator for Northeastern University’s Student Support initiative.

D’Naysia Stonick ’19 (Marketing) has been promoted to assistant vice president, social media at State Street Global Advisors.


Tyler Brault ’20 (Psychology) started a new position at Mental Health Association as a mental health counselor in Springfield, MA.

Ryan Hartnett L’20 (JD) has joined Hancock Estabrook, LLP as an associate in the firm’s Corporate, Tax and Startup & Emerging Business Practice areas.

Sean McCusker ’20/G’21 (Business Administration/Accounting) has been promoted to senior audit associate at Grant Thornton, LLP.

Dr. Isabella Moniz ’20/PharmD’22 (Pharmacy Studies/PharmD) accepted a position at Walgreens as a pharmacist. She was also recognized as a top pharmacist by the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Mia Cariglia ’21 (Creative Writing) has joined Clark University as student activities coordinator after completing her Master of Education at Springfield College. In this role, she plans and executes events for graduate students in the School of Professional Studies. Cariglia also joined Worcester State University as an adjunct professor in the Department of Communications, where she is teaching public speaking.

Kevin Hummer ’21/G’23 (Sport Management/MS) is Saint Michael’s College first assistant director of athletic communications. In this role, Hummer will be responsible for heading new media efforts in addition to handling the athletics general communications.

Heather Iampietro L’21 (JD) has joined Legacy Counsellors, P.C. as an associate attorney. She will be focusing her practice on real-estate transactions and estate planning.

Caitlyn Kunz ’21 (Communications - Media Theory & Production) has joined the Community Action Partnership of Stafford County as a marketing and communications manager. Previously, Kunz was the marketing and promotion specialist for the University of New Hampshire.

Tenneille McFarlane-Smart L’21 (JD) is the new director of the Project Management Office at Big Y. In this role, McFarlane-Smart will be responsible for all project activity across all divisions at Big Y, including Big Y Supermarkets, Big Y Express Gas and Convenience, Big Y at Fresh Acres, and Table and Vine.

Melissa Modzelewski L’21 (JD) has recently joined Goldberg Segalla’s civil litigation and trial group in Hartford, CT. She currently counsels and defends clients in a broad range of general liability matters.

Yassine Sahbani L’21 (JD) joined Goldberg, Segalla as a member of the firm’s Civil Litigation and Trial group in Hartford, CT. Sahbani focuses his practice on counseling and defending clients in a range of civil litigation matters.

Danielle Skates ’21 (Actuarial Science) has started a new role as a small commercial senior market analyst at The Hanover Insurance Group.

Chloe Wood ’21 (Accounting) has been promoted to senior audit associate at KPMG.

Meaghan Collins L’22 (JD) passed the Connecticut bar exam and has been named an associate attorney at Kahan Kerensky Capossela, LLP.

Alyra Donisvitch G’22 (MSOL) has been promoted to digital experience platform manager at the National Apartment Association.

Aminder Singh ’23 (Finance) recently opened his own restaurant Motu Indian Kitchen in East Longmeadow, MA. Singh opened the restaurant after years of working at his family’s own restaurant, Panjabi Tadka, in downtown Springfield.

Brian Shermeyer G’23 (Sport Management) is the newest assistant coach for the Lycoming College wrestling team.

Cameron Stansbury ’23 (Biomedical Engineering) has started a new job as a quality engineer at Stewart EFI, LLC.

Samantha Sterner ’23 (Computer Science) has been promoted to associate application developer at ADP.