Class Notes

Stay up to date with your classmates by viewing the Class Notes below. To submit your own Class Note, please click here to login. You can also email your Class Note and/or an accompanying photo directly to

Search for Classmate Notes
Use the options below to find notes on your fellow alumni. The below search options allow you to narrow your results.
List has 121 notes on 9 pages << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Class Notes Robert C. Campbell 5/29/2020  
I'm (Rob Campbell '90) a retired Army Colonel who began his career at MCLA through ROTC (a branch of UMASS ROTC). I've written 2 books (second one in production). Here is my website:

My wife, Leslie (Hamp) Campbell '90 is an accomplished Artist who has traveled to France and Bulgaria and appeared in local and national publications. She recently appeared in "In Her Studio" Fall edition. Best to view her works through Instagram:

Her website, will be live soon.
Class Notes Thomas M. Rimer 2/13/2020  
Tom Rimer '06 is the Director of Admissions at Willow Hill School (a small private school for students with learning differences), in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He has been at WHS since 2008. At MCLA, Tom was an original member of the Harlequin Musical Theater Club (before it was even called Harlequin) and one of its earliest presidents. He was part of the board that selected its current name. He also co-hosted a popular radio show on WJJW (Friday nights from 4-6) for four years. He majored in English/Communications and received his secondary education license.
Class Notes Lynne M. Markley 2/11/2020  
Lynne (Caouette) Markley. Class of 1982.

Currently living in Remington, Virginia on a registered black angus cattle farm with my husband Michael and two children Russell (21) and Emily (16). I work for the Fauquier Public Library.
Class Notes Mona Webber 2/11/2020  
Class note for my husband Benjamin and I. Both of us graduated MCLA in 1999!

We have been living in the Chicago Area since 2005. Benjamin works at the Adler Planetarium in security and the Shedd Aquarium and does some presentations with some of the aquatic animals. Since graduating, Ben has been working at museums in Boston and Chicago. I am an Assistant Director and Teacher at Elmhurst Academy, a Reggio Emilia Inspired Early Childhood School. I have been teaching toddlers since graduating MCLA and have been focusing on administration over the last few years.
Class Notes Maura J. Mills 2/7/2020  
Maura Mills, MCLA Class of 2005, is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Alabama (UA). Prior to being recruited by the Management Department at UA in 2016, she was an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Hofstra University in New York. While at MCLA, Maura double-majored in Psychology and English Communications with double minors in Business Administration and Women's Studies, and a concentration in Corporate Communications.
Class Notes Christopher J. Daly 2/6/2020  
Christopher Daly, '78 --broker/owner of Daly's Property Shoppe in Gardner, Massachusetts-- has relocated his office to The Olde Post Office Building near the city's downtown. He also announced that Merillyn Chicknavorian, an experienced and respected Realtor, has joined his office. After a 12-year stint as a newspaper reporter and editor, Chris joined his mother Ellen in the family real estate business in 1991. Ellen passed away in 2018. He holds the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation, which only three percent of Realtors nationwide possess. It is based on sales production and real estate education. Chris recently published a book based on his days as a sportswriter titled Hub Heroes: Revealing Profiles Of Boston Sports Legends...And More.
Class Notes Agnella M. Gross 2/6/2020  
Agnella Gross, class of 2016, works as a toddler teacher at Horizons for Homeless Children in Boston, MA. She is also an usher at various concert and theatre venues around the city. Agnella plans to go back to school so she can get further involved with the non-profit she is happily dedicating her time to.
Class Notes Leann K. O'Brien 2/6/2020  
All of my best memories, of my time at MCLA, were the times I spent with Professor Nancy Muller. She made every class interesting and left you seeking more information, more stories, about every subject she taught. I was very lucky to have been able to spend many quiet lunches, sitting in her office and listening to her elaborate on her adventures. I miss those days.

Leann O'Brien
Class Notes Cheryl A. Sullivan 2/6/2020  
Cheryl Crowley Sullivan Class of 1996. Working as a Purchasing Manager at Adcour, Inc in Walpole MA.
Class Notes Abigail L. Egan 1/15/2020  
Abigail Egan, class of 2015, enters 2020 celebrating four years working at the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a Marketing Specialist and Staff Photographer in the Professional Education department. Her freelance photography business, Abigail Egan Photography, also celebrates three years as an official business. Abigail looks forward to continuing to challenge herself and growing her business in 2020.
Class Notes Aaron C. Gouveia 1/15/2020  
After being promoted to Vice President at the Belfort Group—a public relations and integrated marketing agency in Boston—Aaron Gouveia ('01) signed a book deal and will publish his first nonfiction title in June 2020. It's called "Raising Boys to be Good Men" and gives tips on raising boys (his three sons are 11, 6, and 4) in the age of toxic masculinity. He secured this opportunity after going viral in October 2018 on Twitter discussing his middle son's heartbreak after being bullied for wearing nail polish at school. The Twitter thread was retweeted more than 80,000 times and garnered a response from Rob Gronkowski, while landing Aaron and his son Sam in USA TODAY, The Guardian, Mashable, People, Pop Sugar, BuzzFeed, Axios, Good Morning America, and the TODAY Show.

His book is available on Amazon for preorder:
Class Notes William M. Righter 11/14/2019  
Bill Righter, class of 1980, had 3 of his paintings accepted into the 2019 Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod Online Members Exhibition.

Cold Storage Beach
Sea Street High Tide
Sailing Cape Cod Bay

You can view Bill's paintings here:
Class Notes Natalie N. Pugachevsky 10/5/2018  
After four years of working for a non-profit music organization, I've recently started a new job working in an Institutional Advancement office at a small college. I live in New Hampshire with my fiance and our cat. We are planning to get married in 2019!
Class Notes Taylor J. Graziola 6/18/2018  
On June 18, 2018, Taylor Graziola '16 and her significant other, Kevin N. Roosa, purchased their first home together in Pittsfield, MA.
Class Notes Mitchell H. Chapman 2/27/2019  
The Berkshire Eagle won best Overall Design and Presentation for the second straight year, among others, via the New England Newspaper & Press Association's 2018 Better Newspaper Competition. The Berkshire Eagle is designed by a staff of six full-time page designers/copy editors, three of whom are MCLA graduates and former Beacon editor-in-chiefs: Jessica Gamari '14, Gionna Nourse '16 and Mitchell Chapman '18. All three were hired when the Berkshire Eagle design department was established in June 2016.
List has 121 notes on 9 pages << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >>

Copyright 2019 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts