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SPR-SUM 2016

The alumni magazine for Franklin Pierce University.

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SPRING 2016 \ PIERCE 59 CLASS NOTES Joanne lives in Millbury, Mass., with her husband and three kids. Jim "Skip" Rocheleau '94 reports that "Nothing is really new, but I do miss my Pierce days." Barry Roos '94 is the owner of RooSites Web Development, which designs, develops and manages websites for clients throughout the U.S. His company, based in Boston, is opening ofces in the Tampa, Fla., and Lexington, Ky., areas in 2016. Robert Bourgeois '95 reports, "I was recently accepted as a member of the 2015-16 Kenan Fellows Program. The Program aims to improve K-12 STEM instruction by providing relevant, professional learning and leadership development for teachers through associations with industry, higher education, and government ofces. I interned at the NC State University ASSIST Center to learn how wearable devices can monitor health/environmental factors in association with the One Health Initiative and worked with a small team of educators to build our own wearable device." Jennifer Ervast '95 is currently living in Bend, Ore. William Currier '96 , '97 writes, "On February 1, 2016, I started a new position. After being out of the industry, working for a not-for-proft for the last nine years, I am returning to my mortgage-banking roots and will be working for the Winchester, Mass. Cooperative Bank. In September of 2015, I was elected to become a 33rd Degree Mason and will have that honor conferred upon me in September of 2017 in Rochester, N.Y. My wife, Lynne '99, and I have been married almost 33 years." William Dobson '96 writes, "I moved to Hawaii in September 2015 for a job. I work at a private practice where I complete neuropsychological evaluations. I have also completed a postdoctoral master's degree in clinical psychopharmacology in 2011. This year, I hope to complete a postdoctoral certifcate program in neuropsychology." Carl Gamberdella '96 reports, "I recently joined the team at MassAV, a creative and events production company, as their Business Develop- ment Manager. On the personal side, Lisa and I just launched our new health and ftness website!" Thomas Horan '96 reports, "Hello FPU. I am presently in my 19th year of teaching thanks to the wonderful Sec. Ed program. I'm married to my wife, Angela, and have two amazing children. TJ is soon to be six, and my daughter, Reghan, is four." Jamie Dunst '97 writes, "I am living in West Orange, N.J., with my wife, Jennifer, and our daughter, Adina. I am currently working as a Freelance Production Manager for Family Fun Magazine." Amy (McDonnell) Gardner '97 reports, "I've been doing some traveling. I skied in Waterville, N.H., at the end of March. There was so much snow for April. My spouse and I took a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon in June. It was breathtaking. That was the highlight of 2015 for me. We even few over Hoover dam and had a champagne boxed lunch inside the canyon. We took many pictures. It was so quiet, and though it was my second time seeing it, it was still beautiful." Jack Ferns '98 writes, "After a 40-year career in N.H. aviation, I moved from N.H. to Florida, retiring two years ago. Well, I thought I retired! As a pilot examiner, I've done more fying the last two years than I expected and having fun meeting pilots from around the world. I graduated from FPC and am proud to see and read about the changes taking place. All the best to Andy Card and the faculty at FPU." Andrew "Andy" Fox '99 writes, "Below is an article on my son's hockey team which I coach that I wanted to share. The article includes a mention of Franklin Pierce where I played hockey and lacrosse under Coach Jay McCormick. I currently live in Beverly, Mass., with my wife Maryann and two sons: Quinn and Drew. I am a National Account Director at Yahoo! http://www. salemnews.com/sports/ crossing-patterns-cross-ice-pro- gram-growing-in-beverly-youth- hockey/article_02503942-19af- 5f9a-9c76-f0ac49e03bf2.html" Marisa Giannone '99 is living in Houston, Texas, working for Selene Finance as an Outbound Correspondence Specialist. Christopher J. Holman '99 is a local alumnus and member of the Alumni Board, also known as CJ the DJ. Chris has recently been honored with the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards ® again for 2016, as determined by reviews from his clients. This is his third year receiving this award. The Couples' Choice Awards recognizes his business as being among the top 5 percent of wedding professionals nationwide within the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Chris was later given a scholarship based upon an essay he wrote to attend their WeddingWire World conference in Washington, D.C. Chris won the frst Best DJ Category for The Keene Sentinel's Reader's Choice Awards for 2015, too, and was the DJ at the award ceremony. As a Fitzwilliam Selectman who is involved in many community organizations, he has been very busy analyzing the efects of the proposed Kinder Morgan Northeast Direct natural gas pipeline and encourages the FPU community to become informed and to get involved. Anybody who enjoys philanthropy and lives locally is also encouraged to join the Gap Mountain Lions Club; they meet regularly at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Pond Community Center in Troy on the frst Monday monthly. T. Pauliina Miettinen '99 reports, "I have bought a beautiful house! I am forever grateful to FPU (FPC then) Holly Beretto '93 (Mass Communication) is a professional writer living in Houston. When not handling marketing and social media for the Rice University George R. Brown School of Engineering, she freelances for a number of local and regional websites and magazines. Her first book, Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, was recently published by Bright Sky Press. It traces the history of this Houston parish and commemorates the golden anniversary of its church. The pictorial coffee-table book includes notes on the architecture and symbolism within the church building, as well as interviews and stories from those involved in its creation. Holly writes for a number of local Houston and regional publications, including Eater.com's Houston imprint, 65ThingsinHouston.com, Arts + Culture Texas, Downtown (Houston magazine), Sotheby's/ Martha Turner PROPERTIES maga- zine, the Arizona State University alumni magazine, and the Houston Press. She is currently working toward a Certifcate of Catholic Theology in Church History from the University of Notre Dame Satellite Theological Education Program. Holly is married to Mark Love.

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