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Class Notes 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

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Class Notes 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!”
Class Notes 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 12/5/2022  
Working on another book. Still recycling and birding.
Class Notes 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 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 I’m always learning! Best Pam class of 1984
Class Notes 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 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.
Class Notes 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 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 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.
Class Notes 8/26/2022  
Jeffrey Brown ’85 has been living in Toronto for 20 years, “like the States but a bit kinder and gentler”. A lay leader in Toronto’s large Jewish community, Jeffrey has been instrumental in creating meaningful Jewish-Muslim relationships, particularly in the area of shared community security threats.

He is a tax partner with Fuller Landau LLP, a mid-sized Toronto CPA firm. US CPAs interested in opportunities in Toronto should feel free to reach out,
Class Notes 8/3/2022  
The biggest news is my new book. I also have two more on the way.
Check them out at
Class Notes 7/28/2022  
Things are going well for me. I received an MPA/ MPP from Northeastern in 2016. I am now the Chief of Operations at the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office and I am also a Pittsfield, MA City Councilor.

I love my career and MCLA made it all possible!
Class Notes 7/6/2022  
Samantha Giffen '18 recently earned a Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Salem State University. During this time, she worked in the Center for Civic Engagement and Office of Inclusive Excellence at Salem State University as well as the Office of Student Engagement at Smith College.




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