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Class Notes Spring 2017

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Don Sheehan, Hilton Head, S.C., feels fortunate to have survived Hurricane Matthew. “I’m going through a massive cleanup of debris. FEMA has declared this a disaster area,” he writes, noting that his own home sustained very little damage.


Writing in November from Naples, Fla., George Bailey reports: “Next year will be my 65th year after graduating from the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance on Boylston Street (at night). This month my wife and I drove to Waltham and we’re amazed at the size and activity at Bentley University.”


50th Reunion: June 2 to 4, 2017


45th Reunion: June 2 to 4, 2017

Paul Arsenault, Delray Beach, Fla., moved to the Sunshine State after graduation. He took a position with the Internal Revenue Service in West Palm Beach and subsequently opened Paul Adams, CPA, PA in Delray Beach. The tax practice is in its 30th year. He writes: “Thanks, Bentley, for giving me a career opportunity.”


Alan Gerofsky has been the comptroller of Finegold Alexander Architects for more than 16 years. He was promoted to senior associate in 2016. A resident of Sharon, Mass., for almost four decades, he has a daughter, a married son and two grandchildren: Noah and Talya.


40th Reunion: June 2 to 4, 2017

Joseph DiLorenzo, P ’09, ’12, Humarock, Mass., received the F. Gorham Brigham Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award at an annual ceremony sponsored by the Boston Business Journal to recognize CFOs. The alumnus was honored for creating a meaningful legacy in the local finance profession.

Marcia Sweezey, Pelham, N.H., has retired from Amazon in Washington and resettled on the East Coast, where she lives on a horse farm. A freelance global operations consultant, she writes: “I’ve had the good fortune to travel the globe, co-publish a book, and publish multiple articles on the topic of globalization of operations and on internationalization, localization and translation for high-tech audiences. I’ve also been a speaker at major localization conventions.”


Brian Lanigan, P ’06, Concord, Mass., was elected a trustee of Middlesex Bancorp MHC and a director of Middlesex Savings Bank.


Richard Manville Jr., P ’12, Southbury, Conn., retired from accounting three years ago when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He writes: “I still keep busy on the farm I own with my two brothers. Harvesting 3,000 bales of hay each summer, fixing fences as needed, feeding the 20-plus animals all winter, and butchering our grass-fed beef for customers keep me busy.” For fun, he owns a 2011 Mustang GT Premium, which he modified with high-performance parts. The car won Best in Show for 2010 to 2014 models at Mustang Week 2016, held in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He also participated in a quarter-mile race at the Darlington Dragway. “My fastest run was 12.73 seconds at 115 miles per hour. The car is a dream to drive.”

David Riesmeyer, Chicago, Ill., has joined AEG Partners as a managing director.


Alan Lury writes that his firm’s tax practice is celebrating its 15th anniversary. He serves on the board of directors for Stoughton Cooperative Bank and the Touro Fraternal Association, where he is also vice chairman. He has lived in Sharon, Mass., for 17 years, contributing to the community as president of the rotary club and a member of several town committees. The alumnus and his wife, Andrea, have two daughters, Abagail and Halle.


Jim Kelliher, Walpole, Mass., was a finalist in the Large Private Company category at the annual CFO of the Year awards ceremony, sponsored by the Boston Business Journal.


35th Reunion: June 2 to 4, 2017

David Flynn, P ’20, Glastonbury, Conn., has earned Chartered Financial Consultant certification from the American College.

After Bentley, Karen (Spinnler) Goersch, Norwalk, Conn., received her Master of Science in Finance from Boston College, where her daughter, Jenny, is now studying to be a teacher; her son, Chris, attends the University of Michigan. The alumna is a financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial. “These continue to be such exciting years for us,” she writes. “I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend Bentley and BC, and to now experience BC and Michigan with our kids.”

Joseph LaGambina, Plymouth, Mass., has been promoted to vice president, Sales and Customer Services, at Water Borne Sports LLC in Plympton.


John Kapral, Folsom, Calif., merged his tax incentives consulting practice, Back Bay Incentives Advisors LLC, into Gallina LLP.


After Bentley, Greg Gagne, Salt Lake City, Utah, received a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Vermont. He moved to Utah in the early 1990s with his wife, Patrice, and is now a professor and program chair of computer science at Westminster College. “I am so thankful for the guidance from Doug Robertson, a CIS professor at Bentley, who was the one that originally advised me to pursue graduate school,” he writes. “Doug’s mentorship was certainly one of the pivotal moments of my life.”

Nancy (Guyott) Kannenberg, Suffield, Conn., has joined MassMutual Financial Group as an assistant vice president in its Accounting Policy group.

Nancy R. (Brush) Mendizabal, Chepachet, R.I., graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. The alumna is co-owner and agency principal of Apple Valley Insurance Inc.


30th Reunion: June 2 to 4, 2017

Antonio Balson writes: “Greetings from Naples, Florida! In May, I received my PhD in Spanish literature from UNC Chapel Hill.” He is teaching Spanish and French, as well as coaching girls’ varsity soccer and tennis, at Seacrest Country Day School in Naples.

Stu Benton, North Easton, Mass., won in the Large Private Company category at the annual Boston Business Journal CFO of the Year awards ceremony.


Dick Howell, Foxboro, Mass., has joined the Bulfinch Group.

Robert “Hector” Raimondo and Pippa Fesjian, Woodland Hills, Calif., welcomed a son, Ryan Jaden, on July 25, 2016.

Christine Roberts, Wayland, Mass., has been appointed to head of student lending at Citizens Bank.


Edward Demeritt, Florence, Ky., successfully completed the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer Program.


Sean Henderson, Westerville, Ohio, was named chief financial officer at Henry Schein Animal Health.


25th Reunion: June 2 to 4, 2017

Carrie (ViVenzio) Couto writes of living in Durham, N.C., with her husband, Paul, of 14 years, and children Vikram and Ravi. She is a controller for Delegate Advisors LLC in Chapel Hill.

Greg Wilcox, Melrose, Mass., has joined Fidelity Investments as a senior account manager.


Robert Gibson, Marblehead, Mass., has suffered a heart attack and can no longer work. Classmates and friends can contact him at


Alicia Amaral, MSA, Somerville, Mass., writes that after many years in accounting and finance as an auditor, controller and CFO, she co-founded Juna Financial Solutions. The company specializes in serving emerging businesses.


20th Reunion: June 2 to 4, 2017


Elaine Dickson, MBA, Cumberland, R.I., has joined the boards of Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts and Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy.


The MEMIC Group has welcomed James Keck, Wilmington, Mass., as a senior production underwriter.

David MacKeen Jr., MSA, Boxford, Mass., was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year New England.

Isa Terzi, Newton Center, Mass., joined Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance as vice president, Global Analytics and Reporting Lead.


Mark Milewski, MBA, Manchester, Conn., is an assistant professor of business administration at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. An avid mountaineer, he summited the 29,029-foot Mt. Everest on May 20, 2016.

Brigitte (Wudernitz) Muehlmann, MST, Waltham, Mass., was promoted to professor of accounting with tenure at Babson College, where she also chairs the Division of Accounting and Law. She has been appointed to the executive committee of the International Fiscal Association as well.

Michael Pierce, MBA ’04, Medford, Mass., has launched a nonprofit foundation to help find a cure for Fragile X Syndrome; the condition affects both of his sons. Visit to learn more.


Jeremy Shea and Cecily Valdes, North Grafton, Mass., were married on June 11, 2016, in Gardner. Falcons in attendance: Nicholas Burt ’06; Whalen Chin; Craig Nigro and his wife, Danielle (Lowe) ’00; and Joseph Waters ’02, MSFP ’03.


15th Reunion: June 2 to 4, 2017

Shant Banosian, Belmont, Mass., and Bryan Brown, Hopkinton, Mass., were featured in Boston Agent magazine’s “Who’s Who in Boston Real Estate.”

Kara DeMarco and Ryan Putnam were married on September 24, 2016, on Plum Island in Newburyport, Mass. The bride’s father, Richard DeMarco ’76, MST ’89, P ’02 celebrated along with other family and friends.

Joelle (Wiita) Spear, MBA, Stow, Mass.; Dan Flanagan, MSFP ’03; and Chris Gullotti, MSFP ’03 — all with Canby Financial Advisors — hosted an event with other industry professionals at Jack’s Abby craft brewery in Framingham.


Dan Flanagan, MSFP, Sudbury, Mass.; Chris Gullotti, MSFP, Sudbury, Mass., and Joelle (Wiita) Spear, MBA ’02 — all with Canby Financial Advisors — hosted an event with other industry professionals at Jack’s Abby craft brewery in Framingham.

Angela (Ciacera) Gusso, North Reading, Mass., was promoted to senior service delivery manager at FIS Global.

Jennifer (Gentile) Martin and husband James, Dracut, Mass., welcomed their first son, Remy John, on July 3, 2016.

Sara (Yousefi) and Sean Roy, Wake Forest, N.C., said hello to son Callan Charles on April 5, 2016. He joins proud brother Mason Maxwell, age 3.

Gregory Zelfond, MBA, Ottawa, Canada, is a founder and CEO of SharePoint Maven, a consulting agency that helps small and mediumsized businesses collaborate using SharePoint and Office 365 technologies. 


Kira (Abraham) Aprahamian Sullivan, MSA ’05 and her husband, Kris, Newton, Mass., welcomed Peyton Vittoria on April 27, 2016.

Bob Croak, MST, Wilmington, Mass., traveled to England to attend a conference, hosted by the CFO Centre Group, on international business relations with the United States.

Jessica Donahue, Augusta, Maine, has been promoted to account supervisor at Nancy Marshall Communications.

Abigail (Lipinski) Fenlason and husband Jay, Somers, Conn., welcomed Colleen Grace on July 4, 2016. She joins siblings Mallory, age 1, and Kyle, age 4.

Allison (Lodge) Forsman and husband Ryan, Denver, Colo., are proud parents of Jillian Jo, born May 29, 2016.

James LaFleur and Sheila Slattery, Squantum, Mass., were wed on September 17, 2016, in Duxbury. Falcons in attendance: best man Christopher Tardif ’05; Ra (Un) Tardif ’05; Leia Amarra ’05, MSF ’06; and Greg Lacasse ’05.

Dawn Marinelli and Andrew Kurzon, Weston, Mass., gave a warm welcome to Benjamin Kurzon on September 7, 2016.


Editor’s note: The name of alumna Leia Amarra, MSF ’06 was misspelled in the summer 2016 edition of Bentley Magazine. We regret the error.

Scott Demers, Auburn, Maine, is the co-founder of Cheating Gourmet. The company was named one of the fastest-growing small companies in Maine by Mainebiz.

Stephanie Murdough and Pramod Sanaga, Jersey City, N.J., were married on July 9, 2016, in Castleton-on--Hudson, N.Y. Falcons in attendance included Sonia Chan; Michael Giraldo ’04, MSIT; Evan Horn; Dereck Johnson, MSA ’06; Jessica Lee, MSHFID ’06; Jennifer McDonough, MBA ’13; Matthew Petit; Gloria Shum; and Elba Valerio. An additional celebration was held in Hyderabad, India.


10th Reunion: June 2 to 4, 2017

Meghan Burtt, North Haven, Conn., continues to lead the tax function at Stone Point Capital and, in early 2016, opened Next Level Fitness with her partner, Dan Lewinson. She writes: “This was an easy addition to our family business, since we have been running youth football training camps in the summer (Next Level Sports) and manage a local nonprofit for inner-city kids, using athletics as a tool to connect with them (Next Level Mentors). I definitely have been putting all the various business skills to use in both my professional and personal endeavors. Can’t wait to see you all at the reunion in June!”

Albanelly Diaz, MSA ’08 and James O’Grady, Fairfax, Va., exchanged vows on July 22, 2016, in Topsfield, Mass. Fellow alumni attending were Elizabeth Bonilla, MSA ’08; Rossemary Calderon; Aurora Castillo ’08; Mui Chhua; Gabriela DeLeon, MSA ’08; Eric Filkins ’04, MSA ’05; Maria Guerrero ’09; Joemarie Hernandez ’08; Liana Kipp ’06, MSA; Ben Ortiz ’08; Tatiana Peralta; and Chrismaldi Vasquez.

William Kavanagh and Casey Pereira, Brighton, Mass., were wed on October 22, 2016, in Bristol, R.I. The Falcon contingent included Kevin Baker ’09; Kevin Brown ’08; Mike Cloutier; Jon Conelias; Matt and Beth (Howell) Freedman; Bryan Kennedy ’08; Eric Lohwasser, MSA ’08; Katie (Coveney) Lohwasser; Kyle McCarthy; Gina McClary ’12; Adam Mushaweh, MSF ’08; Michael Perkins; Reid Prinzo; Tonya Smith ’08; Brian Thompson; Erica Weeks ’08; John Whittaker; and Phil Wilson, MSA ’08.

Susan Lowe, MSA, Northampton, Mass., is the new chief financial officer for Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services in Keene, N.H. She writes: “I’ve also become treasurer of the board of directors for Pitch in for Baseball, a nonprofit bringing the joys of baseball and softball to boys and girls around the world, as well as treasurer of the board of directors for Strategies for Youth, a national nonprofit focusing on better outcomes for police and kids.”

Elise Noël and Daniel Yagoda, Brookline, Mass., were married on May 28, 2016, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Falcons in attendance: Mike Caliva ’08; Kaitlin (Anelauskas) Curbeau, MSHFID ’14; Danielle (Stewart) Knope, MSF ’11; and Zach Knope.

Jennifer Ricci and Keith Roux, Quincy, Mass., were wed on May 24, 2015.

James Schortemeyer, MSMA ’10 and Caroline Sheedy ’09, MBA ’14, Reading, Mass., were married on November 5, 2016.

Shana (Orczyk) Sissel, MBA, Chicago, Ill., was named vice president, client portfolio manager at Ariel Investments.


Rebecca Baird, MSA ’09 and Lieutenant Peter Lang of the U.S. Coast Guard were married on May 7, 2016, in Simsbury, Conn. Fellow grads included bridesmaids Megan (Sullivan) Armitstead, Anne Culver and Kara (Armbruster) Peabody; groomsman Jack Baird ’03, MBA; and 11 other alumni. The couple now resides in Hernon, Va.

Dan Berlin, MBA, MSHFID, Waltham, Mass., reports: “I just hired yet another Bentley HFID alum for the research team at Mad*Pow, a design agency in Boston. All five members are HFID alumni, including my manager, Mike Hawley, MSHFID ’06, who was one of the first HFID grads and will be teaching in the program starting in the spring. I specifically look to Bentley HFID grads when I want to hire for the research team, as I know they can hit the ground running, will be good in front of clients and will be rigorous UX researchers.”

Vienne Cheung, MBA, Brookline, Mass., is the founder of hosiery brand VienneMilano, which launched a new website ( and a collection made in Italy. “Our business turned five in November!” she writes. “I could not have made it happen if it were not for the business education I received at Bentley.”

Bill DeRusha and Hannah Pelton, Medford, Mass., said “I do” on September 17, 2016, in Enfield, Conn. Falcons in attendance: bridesmaids Stephanie (Canton) Haddad ’03 and Amanda (Perrotti) Owens ’13; Theresa Dagumboy; Matt Dempsey, MSMA ’09; Suzanne deSousa ’07; Chris Murphy ’06; Tim O’Brien; Tom Schofield; and other Bentley-connected friends and significant others.

Courtney Lynch and Christopher Luongo, Marshfield, Mass., were wed on April 9, 2016, in Harwich Port. Many Falcons joined the celebration, including bridal party members Arden Brust and Megan (Culver) Skinner.

Rohan Mehta, Marlborough, Mass., has earned the Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor™ designation as well as the Certification in Long-Term Care.

Ben O’Sullivan-Pierce, Medford, Mass., is the owner of Fresh Start Contracting in Belmont. The 22-person company specializes in renovations and additions to homes. One recent project — a historic renovation in Cambridge — earned recognition by Design New England magazine.

Christine Pape and Robert Rizzi, Long Island City, N.Y., were married on May 29, 2016, in Old Saybrook, Conn., surrounded by 23 fellow Falcons.

Nicholas and Sharon (Risoldi) Prendergast, MST ’09, Georgetown, Mass, welcomed Nolan Patrick on February 15, 2016. He joins big sister Audrey, age 2.

Jennifer (Donoghue) Twombly and husband Donald, Hull, Mass., welcomed a second baby boy to their family. Blake Michael was born on March 30, 2016.


Courtney Beinhaur and Michael Duggan, Gloucester, Mass., were wed on October 8, 2016, in Jay Peak, Vt. Falcons on hand included bridesmaid Colby (Durant) Harney and groomsman Brian Morin.

Monica (Nicholas) Dambach, Falmouth, Maine, writes: “After seven years within the advertising and marketing world, I decided to pursue an entrepreneur path as a Realtor out of Ocean House Real Estate in my hometown of Cape Elizabeth.”

Captain Jonathan G. Krug, U.S. Army JAG Corps, and Catherine Anne Larson were wed on April 9, 2016, in Charlottesville, Va. Guests included Andrea (Ranney) Sprague and Jacob Sylvain. The couple is living in Germany.

Mai Phung and Benjamin Shou, Everett, Mass., were wed on August 27, 2016, in Boston. Falcons in attendance: Aubrey Batzinger ’14, MST ’16; Alec Biedrzycki; Melinda Chan ’08; Hannah Chi; Charles Choi; Steve Demetrius ’10; Michael Dong; Clayton Huynh, MST ’13; Lauren Kristoff; Kitty Lee ’08, MBA ’14; Christine Li; Tina Lin; Steven Long ’12; Theeda Long, MST ’10; Enji Lu, MST ’12; Theary Phat ’06, MST ’07; Delia Price ’14; Jimmy Vo, MSA ’10; Winette Vo; David Wong, MSHFID ’14; Mark Yong ’07, MSF; and Nicole Yong ’03.

Kim Rush and Mike Kelley, Westbrook, Maine, were married on September 24, 2016, at Spring Meadows Golf Club in Gray.

Caroline Sheedy, MBA ’14 and James Schortemeyer ’07, MSMA ’10, Reading, Mass., were married on November 5, 2016. 


Jim Fletcher Jr., Hollywood, Fla., founded JF Residential LLC, a residential brokerage company focused on ethics and corporate sustainability.

Alex Hintlian and Erin Merrell, Reading, Mass., exchanged vows on August 20, 2016, in Cohasset. Twenty-two Falcons marked the nuptials: groomsmen Greg Davis ’11, Chris Skoufas, MSIT ’16 and Carl Vellali; Dan Arsenault; Jeff Basile; Amanda (Mongell) Border ’09; Matt Border ’09, MBA ’13; Dan Christo ’11; Michael DeLuca; Brian Gilbreath ’09; John Hawkins; Eric Kelly ’12; Vram Kherlopian; Sam Mayville ’11; Catherine O’Neill; Christine Pape ’08; Michael Payne ’92, MBA ’98; Neil Phelan; Matt Pupa; Robert Rizzi ’08; Jonis Shehu; and Drew Tewksbury ’08.

Laura Jackson and Eric Young, Chelmsford, Mass., were wed on June 18, 2016, in Harvard. Twelve fellow Falcons were in attendance.

Paloma (Ferreira) and Tom, MBA ’11 Standley, Tewksbury, Mass., welcomed Vivian Elena on May 3, 2016.

Lauren Westling, MBA ’11, MSA ’16 and Jared Fostveit, Medford, Mass., were married on September 17, 2016, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. More than 30 Falcons celebrated with the couple, including some 20 members of Alpha Phi. They included Martha Perry, maid of honor; Amanda (Mongell) Border ’09; and Ashley (Remsen) Sadowsky.


On August 26, 2016, Mike DeGagne, MBA ’11 embarked on an eight-day trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The disease a ects one in 10,000 babies worldwide, including 2.5-year-old Bhodi, the son of DeGagne’s close friend Ranjan Bhattarai, MBA ’10, MSHFID ’15.

Taylor Fisher, Nashville, Tenn., has joined the Nashville Sounds, a Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, as part of their business development team.

Erik Ginthwain, MSA ’12 and Angela Meadows, West Roxbury, Mass., were married on August 14, 2016, in St. James, N.Y. Thirty-one Falcons attended, including father of the groom Peter Ginthwain ’77, P ’11, ’12; bridesmaids Victoria Bergantino ’12 and Alexa Hassaram, MSA ’12; and groomsmen Ryan Amoia ’10, MSA; Christopher Dukich; Joseph Dzwiniarski ’10, MSA; Richard Proscia ’13; and Michael Stavrakos ’09, MSF ’10.

Alyssa Minchella and Justin Helms, Nashville, Tenn., were wed on June 4, 2016, in Salem, Mass., joined by 18 fellow Falcons.



Brittany Auerbach and Chris Hebert, Glastonbury, Conn., tied the knot on October 8, 2016, in North Stonington. Falcons in attendance included Alyse Rigoli, bridesmaid; Michelle Bisson ’11; Phoebe (Johnson) Diamond; Bridget Long; Melissa (Rivers) Magoon; Sean Ruegg ’07; Scott Tindall ’08; and the groom’s aunt and uncle, Mike ’87 and Sue (Gregory) ’87 Hebert, who met at Bentley.

Alyssa Callanan, MSA ’13 and Brian Irvine, MSA ’13, Framingham, Mass., said “I do” on August 19, 2016, in Portsmouth, R.I. Many fellow Falcons joined in toasting the newlyweds.

Katie Donnellan, MSA ’13 and Ethan Harrington ’13, MSA ’14, Brighton, Mass., were wed on August 7, 2016, in Newport, R.I. e Bentley contingent included David Szymanski, associate professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, who o ciated; maid of honor Melissa Reohr; and groomsmen Ken Cross ’13, Mitch Had eld ’13, MSA ’14 and Mike McDermott ’13. Others on the guest list: Greg Bucci and wife Susan Matano Bucci ’10; Bill Dailey ’13; Taryn Dooley ’13; Rachel Fearn ’14, MBA ’15; Elliott Gordon ’13; Joe Hark ’14, MSA ’15; Steve MacKenzie ’15; Andrew Marsano ’13; Kaelyn O’Connell ’13; Rick Oches, professor and department chair, Natural and Applied Sciences; Heather Sprinkle, MSA ’13; Justin Woodard, assistant director, Residential Center; and Hayden Ziebel-Lipitz ’13, MSA ’14

April Gammal, Westborough, Mass., was published in the Massachusetts Society of CPAs magazine, SumNews.

Gregg Grenier and Kate Baker ’13 are engaged and planning a wedding for 2018.

Kerrin Kasianowicz and T.J. Santalesa, Boston, Mass., were married on June 4, 2016, in Scituate. Many Falcons were in attendance.

Kristen Lavallee and John Spencer Hayes, MSA ’13, Boston, Mass., were married on June 11, 2016 in Middletown, Conn. Many Bentley friends were in attendance, including maid of honor Marie Viscardi and ceremony reader Evelyn Marrero, MSA ’13.

Gabrielle Mason and Gregory Jacques, Lindenhurst, N.Y., were married on September 3, 2016, on Long Island, surrounded by fellow Falcons from the classes of 2012 and 2013.

Emily McDonald and David Horovitz, Secaucus, N.J., were wed on June 18, 2016, in Mount Sunapee, N.H. More than 40 fellow Falcons attended, including bridesmaids Ashley Donahue ’13; Alex Hitchcock ’14 and Corey Shaw, MSA ’13; best man David Endich; groomsmen David Bernstein and Casey Millman ’11, MSA ’14; and officiant Matthew McDonald ’06.

Justin Temple and Yoko Boschetti ’13, New York, N.Y., were wed on August 2, 2015, in Newport, R.I. The wedding was attended by fellow Falcons and the couple’s appropriately named puppy, Bentley.



Kate Baker and Gregg Grenier ’12 are engaged and planning a wedding for 2018.

Yoko Boschetti and Justin Temple ’12, New York, N.Y., were wed on August 2, 2015, in Newport, R.I. The wedding was attended by fellow Falcons and the couple’s appropriately named puppy, Bentley.

Erin Crisanti and Michael LeBlanc, Medford, Mass., were wed on June 25, 2016, in Westbrook, Conn. Fellow Falcons in attendance: Kyle DeLuca ’11; Ryan Harkins, MSIT ’14; Meaghan Marsano; Kaelyn O’Connell; Rick Oches, professor and department chair, Natural and Applied Sciences; Justin Woodard, assistant director, Residential Center; Heather Sprinkle ’12, MSA; and Hayden Ziebel- Lipitz, MSA ’14.

Mikerson Laurent, Boston, Mass., joined the O ce of Richard R. Miller as an associated nancial adviser.

Garrett McNeill and Catherine Durant, Charlestown, Mass., were wed on June 4, 2016, in Georgetown. Falcons and friends in attendance: Greg Bonomo; Howie Boyce; Bryan Carton; Ariana DiMona; Jane (Czelusniak) ’81 and Michael ’80 Durant, mother and father of the bride; Danny Guadagnoli ’14, MSF ’15; Bob Hand ’79; Steph Kos ’14; Jeremy Koufakis; Ryan McCarthy; Kyle McKay; Patrick McNamara; Amanda McVay; Mike Morin ’79; Evan Pincus; Lauren P anz; Chris iel; John Uhlmann; John Wadman ’80; Maribeth Wadman ’80; Dylan White; and Maggie Woods.

Paige Purdon and Julian Valentine, Putnum, Conn., were wed on February 12, 2016, in Hartford. The couple also celebrated with family and friends in Puerto Rico.



James Donato, Winston Salem, N.C., received his Master of Business Admini- stration, Supply Chain Management, from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State.

Angela Maria Hart, Danvers, Mass., received her master’s degree from Georgetown University and is pursuing a PhD at American University.

Chih-Ying Lee, MBA and Markus Sieber, MBA, Augsburg, Germany, were married in that city in July 2016. Alumni on hand for the nuptials: Karen Chang, MBA; Kashyap Gandhi, MBA; Adam Hammond, MBA, MSF; and Amitav Khandelwal, MBA, MSIT.

Christopher Orihuela, New York, N.Y., was promoted to business strategy consultant at Accenture Strategy.

Kanchan Nebhwani, Paramaribo, Suriname, had a fun Class of 2014 mini-reunion in Boston with Maria Veronica Santos Beliaeva, New York, N.Y.; Gunveen Chadha ’13; Zhamilya Korgasbekova, Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Fariba Shamim, Braintree, Mass.



Lisa Belliveau, MST ’15, Manchester, N.H., was promoted to senior manager in the tax practice at Baker Newman Noyes.



Citizens Bank tapped Thomas Duggan, Canton, Mass.; Daniel Shaughnessy, Sudbury, Mass.; and Kristina Schneider, Boston, Mass., for its commercial banker Early Career Development Program.

Christopher Fevry, Providence, R.I., writes to share lessons from his first summer of “adulting.” He launched the app MyBarber, which secured its first B2B client and a board of advisers. Other highlights: “I was an Uber driver for a month before quitting, secured a part-time job as an inbound marketing specialist, finished Game of Thrones, and got a lot better at basketball.”



Ken Newton, MST, Webster, N.H., was promoted to manager in the tax practice at Baker Newman Noyes.