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Class Notes

Winter 2020

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1966

55th Reunion

Currie Morris, Manchester, N.H., married Jacqueline Spenard on May 4, 2019, at St. Marie’s Church in Manchester. 

1977

KPA Fraternity Golf Outing

Writing from Danvers, Mass., John Taylor reports that Kappa Pi Alpha fraternity brothers enjoyed a day at Shining Rock Golf Course in Northbridge. The outing on August 14, 2020, included (back row, from left) Bill O’Neil; Bob Tobias ’78, MBA ‘92; Mike Duffy ’79; Tom Vassallo ’78; Taylor; Bill Vellante ’78; Jack Byrne ’79; Chuck Doolittle ’80, MSFP ’13; Mike Swiech ’80; (front) Jimmy Preston ’79; Bob Rice ’77, MST 87; Hank “Birdieman” Bornstein; John Fernez ’76; Ron Wuennemann ’78.

 

1979

Thomas M. Connors, Dedham, Mass., is now an adjunct lecturer in Computer Information Systems at Bentley University.

1987

Linda M. Smith, Andover, Mass., was elected partner at Morrison Mahoney LLP. Her practice focuses on tort defense, professional liability and employment cases, for clients who include attorneys, insurance agents, accountants and home inspectors. 

1998

Victoria Watts '98

Featured in the Winter 2018 issue, Victoria (Guenther) Watts writes that her all-natural skincare line, Victorialand Beauty, has rebranded with packaging for people who are visually impaired. The alumna collaborated with Lighthouse Organization to develop a tactile symbol system, which is placed on each product to facilitate its identification by touch. The CyR.U.S. Raised Universal Symbol System is named for her 4-year-old son, Cyrus, who has a hereditary disorder that affects the retina. The inclusive packaging has received great reviews since launching in November 2019, reports Watts. “It’s our mission to empower all consumers, sighted and unsighted, with skin that looks and feels good enough to ‘go naked,’ and inspire other consumer brands to follow.” Read her full story.

2000

Janak Joshi, MBAWakefield, Mass., was appointed in September 2019 as an adviser to Walmart, guiding health care initiatives across the company’s retail clinics, pharmacies, wellness, optometry and audiology services. He leads strategy in technology planning, operations, regulatory and compliance, clinical and patient engagement, and M&A due diligence. In addition, Joshi serves on the Advisory Board for Offscrip Media, one of the country’s leading patient advocacy media broadcasting companies.  

2002

Longtime commercial and celebrity endorsement agent Kristin Nava, MSFP ’03, Encino, Calif., has launched her own agency: Nava Artists. Her résumé includes 18 years with A3 Artists Agency (formerly, Abrams Artists Agency). Most recently, as a partner, she oversaw the youth and adult commercial and endorsement divisions in Los Angeles and New York. Nava writes: “I mentioned wanting to open up my own talent agency in a class note over 10 years ago, and I just accomplished that dream!” 

2006

15th Reunion

Alissa Rogers married Michael Massimilla on June 13, 2020, at the Burlington Town Common. Fellow Falcons who attended via Google Meet included Stephanie (Weilert) Casanova ’05, MBA ’10; Tara Fortunato ’04; Paul Havey ’87; Teverann (Dooley) Herrera ’04; Kevin Kidd; J Kohari ’05; and Michelle (Borden) Penney ’05. The couple is living in Bedford, Mass. 

Jaclyn (Johnson) Soderlind, MST ’07, Kennebunk, Maine, was promoted to senior manager in the tax practice at Baker Newman Noyes. 

2008

Kristin (Forte) Allaben and husband Marshall, MST ’09, Wilmington, Mass., welcomed their third son, Daniel Charles, on October 14, 2019. His very excited older brothers are James and Thomas. 

William “Bill” DeRusha and wife Hannah, Medford, Mass., welcomed baby Abigail Marie on August 17, 2020. Abby joins big brother Nathan, who turned two in September. 

Eric Jackson and wife Rylee, Waltham, Mass., welcomed baby girl Magnolia Presley on August 31, 2020. She joins brother Avery. 

After graduating from UC Berkeleys MBA program in 2018, Yvener J. Petit, Los Angeles, Calif., joined the San Francisco office of EY-Parthenon. His work as a strategy consultant focuses on clients in technology, media and telecom. In October 2020, Petit transferred to the company’s Los Angeles office, taking on the role of director in the Corporate & Growth Strategy practice. 

2009

Matthew Allison wed Casey Whittaker on June 8, 2019, at the historic Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine. The couple celebrated with close friends, family and many fellow Falcons. They call Portland home.

Kaitlin (Chepeleff) Lane and husband Nathaniel, Wrentham, Mass., welcomed their second child, daughter Quinn, on March 29, 2020.

Tatiana (Casale) Mullaney, MBA ’17 and husband Michael, Newton, Mass., welcomed Ava Rose on October 1, 2020. The alumna reports, “Another princess joins the family!” Ava joins big sister Mia.

2010

Allison Eckert married Andrew Riotto on January 18, 2020, at the Tupper Manor in Beverly, Mass. The wedding party included bridesmaids Casey Caufield, Katy (Zaremba) Gilbert and Demi (Tetrault) Marsh. Other Falcon guests: Paul Gershlak ’81, Eric Gilbert ’09, Ryan Grabinski and Maria (Raspa) Millner ’11. “It was a perfect winter wedding,” writes the bride, “followed by a phenomenal honeymoon in Saint Lucia!”

Lauren (Westling) Fostveit, MBA ’11, MSA ’16 and husband Jared, Sudbury, Mass., welcomed son Chase Jared on June 3, 2020. He joins big sister Skylar.

Manyang Mangar and wife Atong, New Britain, Conn., welcomed baby girl Aker on September 17, 2020. He reports that mom and baby are doing well. Aker joins big brother Chep.

Rachel (Pereira) Mondi and husband Peter, Elmhurst, Ill., became proud parents of son Oliver on January 4, 2020, at 1:04 p.m. She writes: “This former Math major loves how Oliver’s birthday and time of birth match!”

Laura Murphy, MSA ’11 wed Preston Carbone ’11 on October 19, 2019, at Mad River Barn in Waitsfield, Vt. Fellow Falcons attending included James Angelo ’11; Michael Comiskey ’11; Cait Deneen; Tyler Farrell ’11; Kristy Gonsalves; Mike Guerrero ’11, MSFP ’12; Tom Hadala ’11, MSF’11; Michelle LaRosa, MBA ’11; Alex Macielak ’11; Amanda Markert; Marissa (Cavallo) Mazzarelli, MSA ’11 and husband Dino ’09; Christa (Grippo) Patsos ’11 and husband Rick ’11; Ashley Platt ’11, MST ’12; Josh Ranger ’11; Daria Razzazan; Elena Skaletsky ’13; Paul Smithwood ’11; Jillian Tourangeau; and Lindsay (Sauve) Wiedemann, MSA ’11 and husband Ted, MST ’13. The couple is living in Madison, Wis.

Katie Passkiewicz married Andrew Green on June 24, 2020, in Dallas, Texas. Unfortunately, no Falcons were in attendance due to COVID-19. The newlyweds are living in Dallas.

Scott Rosen and wife Leah welcomed daughter Sophie on August 27, 2020. She joins big sister Maya.

Alexandra (Lambert) Scaringe and husband Stephen, MBA ’16, Reading, Mass., welcomed Greyson Stephen on February 28, 2020. He joins sister Savannah as a future Falcon.

Lindsay (Sauve) Wiedemann, MSA ’11 and husband Ted, MST ’11, Westwood, Mass., welcomed Sienna Marie into the world on February 5, 2020. She joins big brother Theo.

2011

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10th Reunion

Preston Carbone married Laura Murphy ’10, MSA on October 19, 2019, at Mad River Barn in Waitsfield, Vt. Fellow Falcons attending: James Angelo; Michael Comiskey; Cait Deneen ’10; Tyler Farrell; Kristy Gonsalves ’10; Mike Guerrero, MSFP 12; Tom Hadala, MSF 11; Michelle LaRosa 10, MBA; Alex Macielak; Amanda Markert ’10; Marissa (Cavallo) Mazzarelli 10, MSA and husband Dino ’09;  Christa (Grippo) Patsos and husband Rick; Ashley Platt, MST 12; Josh Ranger; Daria Razzazan ’10; Elena Skaletsky ’13; Paul Smithwood; Jillian Tourangeau ’10; and Lindsay (Sauve) Wiedemann ’10, MSA and husband Ted ’10, MST ’13. The couple is living in Madison, Wis. 

Miranda (Charles) Galvin, MSA ’11 and husband Brian, Hanover, Mass., welcomed baby girl Tessa on March 5, 2020.  

Phung Truong and husband Michael Tran, Quincy, Mass., said hello to Amelia Ruby Tran on March 22, 2020. The new mom shares: “We are very excited for her to join the Bentley community and be a future Falcon!” 

Rich Van Kampen wed Melissa Shea on December 13, 2019, at Skylands Manor in Ringwood, N.J. On hand were fellow Falcons Ben Burkholz and Cliff Ulrich ’12. The couple resides in Hawthorne. 

2012

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Melissa Reville, PhD ’20 and Zachary Renschler exchanged vows on June 1, 2019, at Commander’s Mansion in Watertown, Mass. The bride reports: “Thirty fellow Falcons joined us, and Jamie Carrillo officiated our ceremony!” The couple is living in Cambridge. 

The Harringtons in Australia

November 2019 took Katie (Donnellan) Harrington, MSA ’13 and husband Ethan ’13, MSA ’14 to Australia. The couple, from Waltham, Mass., visited Ethan’s former roommate, Mitch Hadfield ’13, MBA ‘14, a manager at EY working in Sydney through 2021. They explored Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney, and spent time with Mitch getting to know his new stomping grounds. The trip also included a stopover in Dubai, home to fellow Falcon Akhil Chimnani. Says Katie: “We reflected on our time shared at Bentley and all that we’ve accomplished worldwide since then!” 

M. Hannah Stewart married John F. Veale on November 2, 2019, in Westerly, R.I., surrounded by friends and family. The alumna is director of development at Mystic Aquarium and her new husband works as a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The couple resides in Charlestown, R.I., with their two dogs. 

2013

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Evan Pincus, London, England, is head of finance and operations at nate —  an app that enables mobile checkout for online retailers. The company reports: “Evan played a key role in securing funding for nate and has been instrumental in our growth. Additionally, his sister, Lindsay Pincus [Class of 2023] participated in nate’s Career Accelerator, a program that aims to custom-fit opportunities and training to applicants’ individual interests, rather than fill positions according to company needs.” 

Alex Rusate, MSA ’13 married Katharine Roy on September 21, 2019,  at the Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Joining the party were fellow Falcons John Aminti, MSA ’14; Dayna Block, MBA ’15; Justin Connolly, MBA ’14; Anthony Curto, MSA ’14; Taylor Murphy; Alicia (Smolenski) Noll and Emily RoyThe couple resides in Saratoga Springs. 

Greg Tourangeau married Nicole D’Achino on September 28, 2018, in Cape May, N.J., in the company of 20 fellow Falcons. The couple is living in Boston. 

2014

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Colin Adamson, MSF ’17 and Kristen Palumberi, MST ’15 exchanged vows on October 4, 2019, at Birchwood Vineyards in Derry, N.H. The many Falcons who attended included graduates from the classes of 1984, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The couple lives in Wilmington, Mass., with their dog, Luigi.  

Brya Capell '14 and Ryan Nelson, MSA '19

Kristin Capell, P ’14, Charlestown, Mass., reports that daughter Brya Capell said “yes” to Ryan Nelson, MSA ’19 in Osterville on September 19, 2020. The two met as sophomores through a mutual friend on campus. The prospective bride and groom live and work in Boston, she in advertising and he in accounting.

Mary Farrell and Joe Herbert tied the knot on September 26, 2020, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Meredith N.H., with a reception following at Whiteface Hollow in South Tamworth. 

Gabby Clemente '14 and Nick Hentschel '14

Nick Hentschel proposed to Gabby Clemente on the Bentley campus on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Fellow Falcons on hand for the occasion: Sam Warren ’14, MSA ’15; Joel Guevara ’14; Nate Miller ’14, MSA ’15; and Krystin (Pashby) Shaw ’14 and husband Glen ’14, MSA ’15.

Olivia LeClair married Angelo Grauel on November 3, 2019, in Beverly, Mass. The Falcon contingent included the bride’s parents, Ronald ’82, P ’11 ’14 and Nina (Locketti) LeClair ’83, P ’11 ’14; along with Maggie (Brogan) Calvetti ’08 and husband Joey ’08, MST ’09; Jenny Ehalt ’05; Greg Farber ’03; Gerard Fischetti; Jessica Jacovino; CJ Pellerano; Carolyn (Suarez) Schneider ’07; Ron Ardizzone ’98, MBA ’01; and Melissa (Reville) Renschler ’12, PhD ’20 and husband Zachary ’12. The couple lives in Boston. 

2015

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Chris Bates married Julie Nickerson on September 21, 2019, at Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee, Mass. The couple is living in Hingham. 

Joe Hark, MSA ’15, Pendleton, S.C., has joined the Business Strategy and Transformation practice at CFGI. He is a manager in the company’s new office in Charlotte, N.C.  

Jason Lieberman and Danielle Hellstern tied the knot on October 26, 2019, in Houston, Texas. 

2016

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5th Reunion

The Fitzgerald FamilyMargaret Fitzgerald, P ’16/’17 ’18 ’20, Lexington, Mass., writes of having three children and a son-in-law who are Bentley alumni. From left: Liam Fitzgerald ’20; Caroline (Fitzgerald) Caito, MSA ’17; son-in-law Austin Caito and Sean Fitzgerald ’18.

2017

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Caroline Hillier ’17 and Matthew Dalle Ave ’16

Caroline Hillier and Matthew Dalle Ave ’16, Topsfield, Mass., were engaged on April 25, 2020 at Hardings Beach in Chatham, Mass. The Bentley lovebirds met when she was a first-year student and he a sophomore. The couple plans to tie the knot in October 2021.

2018

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Samantha Gugino, East Amherst, N.Y., has been hired at Buffalo-based Lumsden McCormick as an audit staff accountant. 

2019

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2019 Winery Meetup

Kim Pollard, MBA, Acton, Mass., and a handful of class-mates have stayed in touch for six years now. “Some of us met in the first class or first semester of the MBA program,” she writes, “while others came into the group through mutual friends of the program or other graduate degrees over time.” In December 2019, the group headed to New York (Buffalo and Niagara Falls) to visit other friends who are fellow Falcons. “We try to get together on multiple occasions throughout the year. This year changed everything, of course.”

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