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SPR-SUM 2017

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SPRING 2017 \ PIERCE 83 CLASS NOTES Andy Fox '99 lives in Beverly, MA with his wife Maryann and two sons Drew age 3 and Quinn age 7. The Fox boys recently participated in the annual Beverly Holiday Parade on the Beverly Youth Hockey float. Chewbacca (Andy) made a guest appearance receiving the key to the city for the day. 2017 is Chris Holman's (Class of 1999 ) 20th year as CJ the DJ, a side career he began while a student at FPU. He is currently a selectman for the Town of Fitzwilliam and has served on the FPU Alumni Board of Directors since 2012. He has been awarded the Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. CJ the DJ was the Keene Sentinel's Reader's Choice Award for Best DJ in 2015 & 2016. He was also the recipient of the Gold Medal for Best DJ, the first time that category was introduced, for the Monadnock Shopper Readers' Choice Awards in 2016. Chris provides sound support and entertainment services for FPU alumni, students, and staff at discounted rates and encourages FPU involvement in his community events like the Snow Ball Cancer Benefit for Joy's Network in February, the Sneaker Ball for the Keene YMCA in March or the Walk for Animals for the Monadnock Humane Society in June. He networks on sites like LinkedIn, Facebook for Businesses, Instagram, Twitter, etc., as well as hosts karaoke at local venues like the Jaffrey American Legion (21+). Follow him at @DJChrisHolman www.CJtheDJ.com. Human Resource Management). I will receive my degree in December of 2016. I got my MBA in Accounting last summer from Strayer University." Jackie Everidge '90 and Kimberly (Saucier) Everidge '92 are proud to announce their daughter, Hannah Rose Everidge, has committed to play basketball at Franklin Pierce University beginning in 2017. 1994 Nicole Chouinard '94 reports, "I purchased my first home this past summer!" 1997 Kristen Jaccodine '97 writes, "2016 marked the end of a long journey for me. Freddy the Tiger, a children's story that I originally wrote while in the 4th grade, became available to the world! I self published this story through Create Space, and it is now available for purchase on Amazon. com. In addition to marketing Freddy, I plan to return to my work on a short story before diving into a longer piece of fiction. Members of the Crestview Crew and all of my classmates of 1997, can you believe that May 2017 marks our 20th reunion? Where does the time go?" 1998 Rich Berube '98 and his wife, Diane, are celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary. They purchased (upgraded) from a condo to a house in the greater Nashua area in July 2016. Work/ house is busy for both, but they look forward to settling into the house and having friends over. Rick Cecchetti '98 says 2016 was a great year. He retired on December 31st after almost 36 years of working as a civilian for the U.S. Navy. He's looking forward to more adventures in the years ahead. Libby Richardson '98 is the senior director of special events for the American Red Cross in Connecticut and Rhode Island. She plans and executes fundraising events to carry out the mission of the Red Cross so that people can prepare for, prevent, and respond to emergencies. She's very excited to be working for the Red Cross after spending the last eight years with United Way in Hartford. Libby welcomes friends to contact her through Facebook and LinkedIn. 1999 Rachel Field '99 writes, "I know you were looking for 'news,' but I guess for me, not too much has changed since school! I still live in San Diego, still work for the publishing company I helped build (ReferencePoint Press), and still work with dogs at local shelters and rescues. There's no reason to shake things up if you're happy!" Keith Harrington '99 is currently working at Witchcraft Heights Elementary School in Salem, MA, and attended a performance of "A Christmas Carol" with his students. After arriving back from the wonderful show he told co-workers "What a story and what a twist at the end. Scrooge turning good? I did NOT see that coming." Colleen (McKinnon) Johnson '99 , writes, "I got married on October 9th and became a stepmom to two AMAZING kids, Leyla (14) and Dylan (11)! My husband, Scott, is an elementary school principal in Sudbury and as you all know from the article, I work for my best friend in graphic design/truck lettering in Weymouth! Happy New Year!" 2003 Ali (Farsun) Dembishack '03 and John Dembishack '04 recently welcomed their first child, Charlotte Grace Dembishack, on October 27, 2016. She was born at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT, and weighing 4 pounds 12 ounces and 18 inches long. The family of three lives in Weston, CT. Michael Pierce '03 writes that he had a busy and exciting 2016. He was engaged in February 2016, then married in August. "Shortly after getting married we learned tha t my wife Stacey was

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