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SPR-SUM 2016

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62 PIERCE / SPRING 2016 CLASS NOTES Jotham Spreeman '04 eagerly awaits seeing his name in print in this magazine. Andrew and Lynette (Wood) Kelleher '05 welcomed their frst son, Parker Francis Kelleher, born on September 25, 2015. Jessica Norton '05 is currently living in Chicago and has been working for Chiltern International since December 2012 as a Clinical Research Associate monitoring pharmaceutical clinical trials, primarily in Ophthalmology. On June 4, 2015, she competed in the U.S. PharmaTimes Clinical Researcher of the Year competition in the New CRA category and placed Silver. She is the frst employee from her company to place in this national competition. Keith Richmond '05 writes, "I was promoted from being the Marketing Analyst for the company to being the Senior Manager of Client Reporting and Quality Assurance for the company, Afnion Group." Jennifer (Hornby) Wilkosz '05 is celebrating her 7th wedding anniversary with her husband, Gregory, on July 11, 2016. She is a proud stay-at-home mother of three: Cecilia (6), Theodore (4), and Henry John (2). Jen is looking forward to getting back to teaching art one day, but is gratefully enjoying every minute she can with her babies. She currently resides in the beautiful and historic town of Lebanon, Conn. Allen Baird '06 received his Masters in Fine Arts from Pratt University in 2010 and moved to Honokaa, Hawaii, in 2015. Monique (Beauregard) Baxter '06 writes, "I received the Deliver the Diference award at my work, the Hartford Insurance and was promoted to Senior Billing Specialist." Abigail (Nichols) May '06 reports, "Daniel May '07 and Abigail (Nichols) May '06 moved from Bennington, Vt., to Roanoke, Va. Daniel is now a Video Production Associate for Star City Games based in Roanoke, Va. Jefrey Mish '06 published a novel, Before I'm Thirty, which is available in paperback and Kindle e-Book on Amazon. Andrew Van Ness '06 is currently living in Meredith, N.H., and working at Great Eastern Radio in Bow, N.H., as a Production Assistant. Greer (Silverstein) Ward '06 and her husband, Austin, welcomed a healthy baby boy, Isaiah Winter, this past August. The Ward family reside in Alstead, N.H. On September 12, 2015, Jennifer DePaul '07 married Jonathan Hemmerdinger in New Hampshire at the Jafrey Meeting House. Rev. Bill Beardslee, Associate Director of Student Involvement and Spiritual Life at Franklin Pierce, married Jennifer and Jonathan. Several FPU alumni and a current FPU professor attended the wedding. Jennifer and Jonathan are both senior reporters living in the Washington, D.C. area. Victoria (Havey) Milano '07 reports, "In June, my husband and I purchased our frst house outside of Cleveland, Ohio, complete with 2 acres!" Zachary "Zach" Cary M.Ed. '08 writes, "I graduated from the Franklin Pierce M.Ed. program in 2008. I have been working as a 3rd grade teacher in the Concord School District now for 8 years! I have the dream career. I've made it." Ryan Hagan '08 is currently living in Waltham, Mass., and is an Executive Partner at Fitzpatrick, Inc. Katelyn (Belschner) Nahabedian '08 reports, "I currently work for Latitude Beverage Company as a merchandiser. I have been married for eight years, have two German shepherds, and my husband and I have a beautiful three-month-old daughter named Taya." Molly (Joseph) Tinker '08 reports, "Craig Tinker '08 and I welcomed our second son, Cole William Tinker, on December 29, 2015. We bought our frst house in Bath, Maine, last fall and live there with Cole and big brother Miles. Craig is a Special Ed teacher at the local high school, and I am lucky enough to get to stay home with the boys for now." Anthony "Tony" Catinella '09 was hired as a senior account executive in the public relations practice of Gregory FCA in Ardmore, Pa. In this capacity, he delivers media relations and content development to fnancial services clients nationwide. Before joining Gregory FCA, Tony worked for a fast-paced communications agency, O'Neill and Associates in Boston, where he secured coverage for clients in some of the nation's most prominent media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. He previously served as a news editor for fve diferent Patch.com sites across Greater Boston, a news reporter for The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass., and a sports reporter for the Boston Herald. His radio experience includes working as a promotions assistant for 98.5 The Sports Hub on CBS Radio in Boston and maintaining the website for Clear Channel's Jam'n 94.5 FM Boston. Mr. Catinella graduated from Franklin Pierce Megan Wakely '07 , special education teacher at the Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Conn., recently became a registered therapy team with her Golden Retriever, Scout. As a therapy team, they visit a nurs- ing home regularly to provide pet therapy to residents, who light up when Scout enters the room. Scout also visits the special education classroom one afternoon weekly; research shows students exposed to pet therapy have reduced anxiety and increased work productivity. Céline (Rainville) Thouin '09 married Jean-Charles Thouin of Gatineau, Québec, on August 29, 2015, at the Church or the Nativity in Swanton, Vt. In attendance at the wedding were Franklin Pierce alumni, Kirt Sampson '06 and Maribeth Cote '11, as well as Franklin Pierce professor, Dr. Robert Goodby, and his wife, Tracy. Céline and Jean-Charles are currently expecting their frst child in May 2016.

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