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Class Notes Danielle C. Fians 3/24/2023  
I live in Narragansett, RI with my husband of 20 years (Joe) and daughter, Rachel. Rachel is a junior at Quinnipiac University. Upon moving to Narragansett, I discovered the sport of PICKLEBALL and have been playing socially, and competitively, in leagues and in tournaments, for 2 years. The national magazine, IN PICKLE, wrote a piece on where to play pickleball in Rhode Island for their very first issue, and featured a photo of me playing pickleball at a local park. I also model for an online pickleball clothing line called Rachaelchatoor.com. The designer is the author of the children's book "WHERE ARE THE PICKLES IN PICKLEBALL?" and I'm featured as a character in that book. I'm the lady in the pink dress walking her dog in the park!

My handle on Tik Tok is PADDLE BATTLES and it's where I use comedy to feature relatable issues and scenarios new and experienced pickle ballers face. I work at my local Recreation Center and recently created an after school pickleball program for middle schoolers.
Class Notes Maura J. Mills 3/20/2023  
Maura J. Mills '05 continues as an Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior at The University of Alabama. She was recently tapped to be a state leader for the Alabama chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network (www.scholars.org), a national organization aimed at facilitating the transfer of academic research into public action and policy. She can be reached at @MillsMaura (twitter) or https://mjmills.people.ua.edu/
Class Notes Thomas P. Scolforo 3/20/2023  
I attended MCLA from Fall 2000 until I completed my bachelor's degree in business December 2001. I began a twenty-year career in Pharmaceuticals (Pfizer) until my retirement on March 31st, 2022. I have the utmost respect and admiration for the faculty and support staff at the college. The education I received was outstanding and I would highly recommend MCLA to anyone. In my experience, smaller colleges offer the personal touch that larger institutions lack. It feels more like a family environment. I miss the campus and think of it often. Thank you MCLA for all you have done for me.
Class Notes Lorinda Kalajian 3/6/2023  
I graduated my masters program last March! My manuscript that was produced during that program is currently in the editing process and I'm looking for ways to publish it. I used the research skills that I learned during my time at MCLA help me with most of the background of my characters. Fingers cross that I publish soon!ā€
Class Notes Robert P. Roy 1/20/2023  
Robert P. Roy, class of 1976, business administration, passed away after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He leaves a wife and a son. He held an MBA and was a CPA. He spent most of his career with the Defense Contract Management Agency.

Obituary and condolences
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/bostonglobe/name/robert-roy-obituary?pid=199906370

And here
https://www.cgfuneralhomegeorgetown.com/obituary/Robert-Roy
Class Notes Beverly J. White 1/17/2023  
I retired in 2016 after working as a corporate representative for Collective Goods, a company that does fundraising for hospitals and corporations. I met my husband Roger in the library on campus when I was a freshman. We were married in 1978 and had 42 years of happiness together. Sadly, he passed away in 2020 and is missed greatly. I would love to hear from any of my 1976 classmates!ā€
Class Notes Rachel E. Churchill 12/13/2022  
Rachel (Dayton) Churchill ('06 BA History) has recently been elevated to Special Counsel at McCarter & English, LLP in its Boston office, where she has practiced since graduating from Suffolk Law School in 2009. McCarter & English is a full service commercial and private client law firm, and Rachel focuses her practice on commercial real estate acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, and finance, with additional experience in public finance and C&I lending. Rachel lives with her husband and two children in Norwood, Massachusetts.
Class Notes Cherylene T. Czaja-Hillard 12/5/2022  
Working on another book. Still recycling and birding.
Class Notes Hawa Ogresevic 11/28/2022  
I have become a mom for the second time to a daughter born September 15th. Her name is Sofiyah and I'm so in love. Being a girl mom has changed me completely.
Class Notes Pamela J. Curtis-O'Leary 11/18/2022  
I am fortunate to have fantastic family and career I love. I am a COO & CTO for a local community mutual bank. I serve as the Chairman for a major regional community healthcare system, volunteer for other local organizations and spend time with my family. My husband supports me in all I do and I have three amazing adult children, two married, one in a committed relationship. I also have two beautiful granddaughters who make my heart sing! My life is full and Iā€™m always learning! Best Pam class of 1984
Class Notes Michael E. Porter 9/28/2022  
I am 83 and still working full-time. I am always grateful for the wonderful North Adams State College education, which allowed me to be a junior High School Principal at age 26. - Mike Porter
Class Notes Seth Kershner 9/22/2022  
Just wanted to share news of my second co-authored book. Published by Univ. of Georgia Press over the summer, it's the first comprehensive history of a significant development coming out of WWI: the rise of ROTC together with the development of a popular movement against efforts to militarize public education in this country.

https://ugapress.org/book/9780820362212/breaking-the-war-habit/
Class Notes David A. Pitcairn 9/21/2022  
David Pitcairn, NASC class of '86, died after a two-year battle with cancer on March 3, 2019. Dave was married and had two daughters. He was the owner of a contracting company in Ipswich. Dave was also a professional DJ.
Class Notes Timothy W. Herene 9/6/2022  
I have been teaching since I graduated from MCLA in 2013 with a Masters in Education. I teach special education at Hillcrest Educational Centers. I love it!!
Class Notes Daniel P. Farrell 8/30/2022  
Dan Farrell, class of 2012

Dan recently started working for the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Immigrations services, as a software engineer. He is currently working on developing software to speed up and streamline the refugee and asylum application process.
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