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Class Notes

Summer 2019

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1977

Anthony “Tony” Dibona, MBA ’82, P ’06, ’09, Acton, Mass., joined the Board of Directors at the Discovery Museum in Acton.

1980

40th Reunion

Christine Judycki-Crepeault, North Grafton, Mass., has received the prestigious Annette Rafferty Award, for her work with Abby’s House. Given annually, the honor recognizes an individual who exemplifies the values of the organization and its founder, as well as demonstrates an outstanding commitment to its mission. Abby’s House provides shelter, housing and advocacy for women and children in need.

1981

Andrew Brennan, Marston Mills, Mass., and Dennis Siggins, Yarmouth Port, Mass., met in fall 1977 as first-year roommates. Their careers took them in different directions after graduation — until 2014, when the duo cofounded Cape Cod Gutter Monkeys. The pair reports that their gutter-cleaning business is a top-rated and best-of Home Advisor award-winning company. A recognition program sponsored by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association awarded the company first place in the Commercial Campaign, Radio category for 2017; it placed second for the same award in 2018.

1985

35th Reunion

Doris (Bourgeois) Kelly, MST ’92, P ’14, ’16, Sudbury, Mass., was elected to the Board of Directors for the Institute of Management Accountants – Boston chapter.

1987

James Maloney married Philip Judson on October 3, 2018, at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. The couple resides in East Hampton, N.Y., and Washington, D.C.

1994

Veronica Vallarino, Panama City, Panama, writes: “I am proud to announce I have launched a new entrepreneurial project on Amazon — Golden Frog Products — manufacturing high-quality binoculars for children.”

1999

JoAnn Dunlavey, Andover, Mass., writes about her new dog: “Bentley is my baby papillion. He was born in 2016 on St. Patrick’s Day.”

2000

20th Reunion

Mark Milewski, MBA, West Harford, Conn., summited the 16,050-foot Vinson Massif, Antarctica’s highest peak, on January 4, 2019.

2001

Janak Joshi, MBA, Boston, Mass., was appointed the global head of strategy for Life Image. He reports: “I’ve developed one of the world’s first patient-matching algorithms with Google, using imaging and genomics data to improve our understanding of diagnostic interpretations. This will be used across the Life Image clinical network worldwide, starting with Boston-based hospitals and select pharma companies in Basel, Switzerland.”
An additional venture: Joshi and fellow alumni will build a hospital in Labé, Guinea, in collaboration with Siemens, Google and Life Image, to provide basic access and services to remote areas in Africa.

2003

Sean Roy, Wake Forest, N.C., has been promoted to senior director of North American services for the Global Health Sciences Unit at Oracle Corporation. Roy has been with the company for 11 years; he and his team are responsible for delivering clinical trial software that supports studies run by pharmaceutical customers and contract research organizations.

2004

Cesar Stewart-Morales, Framingham, Mass., shares that he is a candidate for Framingham District 2 City Council.

2005

15th Reunion

Ilona (Romanenko) Davis, Portland, Maine, was promoted to principal in the Risk and Business Advisory Practice of Baker Newman Noyes.

Raghav Lal, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and wife Vera welcomed Anya and Armaan to the world on November 20, 2018. They join big sister Tanya.

2006

Paola Maynard-Moll, Dedham, Mass., was promoted to managing director of the Scholars Strategy Network in May. She reports that she will oversee the organization's policy, communications and chapters and membership teams to improve public policy and strengthen democracy.

2007

Nikki Innocent, Melrose, Mass., shares many life updates. She has launched Checkbox Other, a podcast for “people who don’t fit in any defined box”; episodes feature fellow Bentley alumni. Innocent goes on to report that, in the 18 months since she started the Bentley Women’s Alumnae Network group on Facebook, the community has grown to 3,000 Falcon women who provide a wonderfully supportive space. Innocent took part in this year’s Gearing Up conference, hosted by the Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business, presenting a session on millennial leadership. Finally, she moderated a panel of alumnae who spoke on campus in April, at Accepted Students Day.

2008

Katelyn (D’Eramo) and Christopher Campbell, Burlington Mass., welcomed Kennedy Maureen on December 20, 2018.

Katie (Casey), MSA ’09 and Salvatore “Sal,” MSA ’09 Falzone, Newton Lower Falls, Mass., welcomed their second son, Casey Leo, on May 14, 2019. He joins brother Salvy.

Paul Turner, MSHFID, Matthews, N.C., reports: “This past March, I compiled, as a ghostwriter, a memoir for an 80-year-old stonemason, which was published through Barnes and Noble Press for private circulation.”

2009

Alec Biedrzycki married Holly Kaliniski on June 23, 2018, at the Charles River Museum of Modern Industry in Waltham, Mass. Fellow Falcons in attendance included Eric Amodio, MBA ’10; Benjamin Shou; Mai (Phung) Shou and Peter Hodor. The couple lives in Somerville.

Dereck Mendoza, East Providence, R.I., writes: “I changed positions within my organization, FM Global, in January. I am now a business intelligence analyst, previously a senior research assistant. In my new role, I’ve taken on a secondary position as a research campus tour guide.”

Jennifer (Wilson) and Nicholas, MSA ’10 Vigliotti, Winchester, Mass., welcomed Luca Donald on January 31, 2019.

2010

10th Reunion

James Berkley, MSF ’11, and wife Heidi, Jersey City, N.J., welcomed daughter Ondreya on August 19, 2018.

Andrew Coombs, MST, Newark, N.J., was selected for the 2019 “40 Under Forty” recognition program sponsored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. 

Lauren Raeburn, MBA ’11 wed Devon Manfredonia on October 13, 2018, in Newport, R.I. Many fellow Falcons joined the party, including Kyle Raeburn ’08, brother of the bride; Lauren Greenstein, maid of honor; Amanda Markert, bridesmaid; Lucas Lanzi; and Brian McHugh ’14.

2011

At press time, Veronique Daphnis, Milton, Mass., and Adam Chisholm were looking forward to their wedding day of July 5, 2019. The couple took their engagement photos on campus with four-legged friend Cuba.

2012

Jane Chen wed Nick D’Amato  ’13 on March 16, 2019, in Nahant, Mass. Fellow Falcons in attendance included Bennett Blot and Mike Mahalati ’13.

Deanna Desharnais, MBA ’20 married Tyler Sleeper on October 7, 2018, in Mashpee, Mass. The celebration included many fellow Falcons.

Joseph Gannon and Helen Longvall wed on November 17, 2018, in Cohasset, Mass. Many fellow Falcons were part of their big day! The couple lives in Burlington.

Ali Kane, Worcester, Mass., is development manager at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. The alumna reports being selected as a Garden Scholar for 2019 by the American Public Gardens Association. She is due to speak at the organization’s national conference in June 2019, on the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Shatasia Kearse, Southborough, Mass., visited campus this spring with her newborn son, in support of the Black United Body Fashion Show. She welcomed Jayce Joseph Wilson to the world on February 6, 2019.

Alicia Smolenski married Ken Noll on September 1, 2018, in Guilderland, N.Y.  The couple lives in Schenectady.

2013

Nick D’Amato wed Jane Chen ’12 on March 16, 2019, in Nahant, Mass. Fellow Falcons in attendance included Bennett Blot ’12 and Mike Mahalati.

Andrea Leahy, Portsmouth, N.H., is now a wedding and portrait photographer. She writes: “My career began in college, second shooting and assisting a number of Boston-based photographers. Shortly after graduating, I chose to pursue creativity over analytics and launched Brass Tacks Photography.”

2015

5th Reunion

Melanie Lilly-Buster, Playa Vista, Calif., was promoted to senior account manager at Berbay Marketing & Public Relations.

2016

Kristi Hemmer, MSBA and Ashish Yadav, MSBA were married on October 28, 2018, in Mount Airy, Md. The couple lives in Clarksburg.

Aisling Kerr, Dorchester, Mass., was honored in the Irish Echo “Top 40 Under 40” for 2019.

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