Updated – 8/14/2013 -
Christopher Gilmore ’81 is the athletic director at Daniel Webster College.
|Kimberly Duckless ’82 shared that after 35 years her and other members of the Chi Alpha Zeta sorority bound by their ties to Plymouth State and XAZ and have recently vacationed together.|
Carolyn (Cousins) Krahn ’82 is member services director for the Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce in Freeport ME. She was also awarded the Freeport Merchants Association Member of the Year in 2011.
|Paul Miller ’82 is an executive editor with The Keene Sentinel.|
Gary Oswald ’84 was named Maine’s Principal of the Year among middle school principals in 2008.
Richard Countermarsh ’85 is the senior vice-commander-general of the General Officers of Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States.
|Scott Tierno ’87 completed his Doctor of Arts degree in Leadership on April 26, 2013 at Franklin Pierce University with the presentation of his dissertation titled “College Union Facilities and Their Perceived Influence on Institutional Retention.”|
Michael McDevitt ’88 has been hired as the sporting goods buyer for D&H Distributors in Harrisburg, PA for their newly created sporting goods division.
Pamela Martin ’89 is one of the two new assistant principals at Spaulding High School in Rochester, NH.
Elizabeth Smith ’88 is now working as a processing specialist at TJ MAXX.
Pete Simonini ’89 joined the staff of the New England Force, an independent soccer team.
Updated – 3/20/2013 -
Ann Thurston ’80, ’00G, ’07CAGS received Plymouth State University’s 2012 Patricia Storer PAT (Professional, Administrative, and Technical Staff) Award.
Cheryl Peabody ’85 was inducted into the Farmington (NH) 500 Boys & Girls Club Sports Hall of Fame. Cheryl served as the Farmington girls basketball and volleyball coach for the better part of three decades. In October 2012, Cheryl, a former women’s basketball player, was inducted into Plymouth State’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Guy Wisinski ’85 was chosen to serve on the Darien (CT) Republican Town Committee.
Andy Richmond ’86 is the director of the Rye (NH) Public Library.
Deb Ganley ’87G is the founder and executive director of Cheshire Children’s Museum in Keene, NH.
Scott Tierno ’87 was promoted to the executive director of the Robert A. Freese Student Center and student affairs specialist at Southern New Hampshire University.
|Johnny Walker ’87 was appointed as the assistant harbormaster in Newburyport, MA. Johnny holds a United States Coast Guard Master Captain’s License and has extensive offshore boating, charter, and tournament fishing experience locally and globally.|
Sean Ryan ’89 completed the acquisition of KAPA Corp., merging it with his insurance and financial services agency in Deland, FL. This is Ryan Insurance & Financial Services’s fifth acquisition since 1998.
Updated – 1/7/2013 -
Mark Erb ’80 plans to retire at the end of the 2013 school year, after teaching art for more than 30 years at Marion Central School in New York. During his tenure, Mark coached numerous championship teams in soccer and track.
Updated – 12/14/2012 -
Mary Beth Chesler ’82 is a physical education teacher in the North Andover (MA) Public Schools.
Patricia (Donnelly) Sullivan ’82, ’12G is a computer technology teacher at Derry (NH) Cooperative School District, an adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University, and trains and advises organizations in educational technologies and systems wtih her consulting firm, Meyer-Donnelly Consulting.
Updated – 11/28/2012 -
Deborah Bordeau ’82 was named an American Cancer Society – California Hero of Hope (2012-14), a select group of cancer survivors who are invited to be ambassadors of strength, inspiration, and hope. Deborah is a two-year survivor of stage III breast cancer.
Updated – 10/16/2012 -
Jan (Christensen) Ingraham ’87 is an associate client director in retail services for The Nielsen Company. Jan is pursuing an executive master’s degree in food marketing.
Updated – 9/13/2012 -
Chuck Morse ’84 is the New Hampshire State Senator for District 22.
James Birge ’87G, president of Franklin Pierce University, has been elected as vice-chair of the New Hampshire College & University Council.
Nancy Libby ’88 retired in 2009 after spending more than 18 years with the Department of Defense. Currently, Nancy volunteers three days a week at the Somersworth (NH) Public Library.
Updated – 8/8/2012 -
David Cady ’80 is an outdoor education teacher at Webster Groves High School in St. Louis, MO. David was selected by the IREX Foundation to provide a training for 30 trainers in Kyrgyzstan about how to use sports as a way to mediate conflict among Kyrgyz ethnic groups.
|Maria Reyes ’81 is the director of the immigrant/refugee program at YWCA Tulsa (OK). Maria was selected as a 2011 Volunteer of the Year for Tulsa Partners Language and Culture Bank.|
Joan Tambling ’83G was granted Honorary Life Membership in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Joan is the director of Human Resources for the University System of New Hampshire.
Darlene Crete ’85 won the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. She is currently a 10th grade reading teacher at Lorenzo Walker Technical High School in Naples, FL.
Beth (Angwin) Piroso ’86 has completed her 25th year of teaching in the Merrimack Valley (NH) School District.
Laura Sandillo ’86 is the programming manager, special projects at Golf Channel (NBC Sports Group) in Orlando, FL.
|Alan Aymie ’87 has had his new award-winning play “A Child Left Behind” extended to run through 2012 in Los Angeles.|
Brenda Rowe ’87 is a studio manager at You’re Fired Pottery & Mosaics in Concord, NH.
Stephen Bartlett ’89G received the Alexander J. Blastos Distinguished Service Award from the NH Association of School Business Officials at the 2012 NH “ED”ies Award Ceremony. Steve is the business administrator for the Portsmouth (NH) School District.
Update – 2/15/2012 -
Shawn Murphy ’88 is the chair of the journalism department at State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, he has been granted full professorship and fall 2012 will mark his 20th year of teaching journalism. During his 20 years, his advised newspapers have been named an All American 18 times.
Update – 1/27/2012 -
|John Rothstein ’89 opened a new law firm in Canton, MA after opening and operating a similar firm in New Jersey from 1996 to 2005.|
Update – 1/18/2012:
|Lt. Col. Duane Bragg ’89 recently moved from Warner-Robins, GA where he was assigned to Robins Air Force Base to Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD. In November he came home after spending five months in Iraq as the medical support squadron commander and hospital administrator while helping to close down the hospital as they prepared to turn the base over to the Iraqi government.|
Update – 1/4/2012 -
|Thom O’Mara ’87 is the curriculum area coordinator of teacher education at Carteret Community College. Also he and Amanda O’Mara were married in March of 2007 in Myrtle Beach, SC.|
Updated – 12/13/2011 -
Charles Waehler ’80 has co-authored a book; What Do I Say? A Therapist’s Guide to Answering Client Questions?
Update – 10/28/2011 -
Neal Cobleigh ’80 is the boys’ basketball coach at Wheeler High School in North Stonington, CT.
Update – 10/5/2011 -
Jane Slayton ’80 has been the principal of a K-8 school in Andover, NH for the past 14 years.
Colin Sachs ’87 is a financial data analyst at the University of Washington within the student fiscal services department.
Updated – 9/27/2011:
|Karen (Mitchell) O’Shaughnessy ’80 has been teaching 4th grade at Jewett Street School in Manchester since 2001. She has been teaching since she graduated in 1980 and still loves it.|
Update – 9/14/2011 -
Monique (L’Etoile) Newsom ’85 is the director of retail operations for Music and Arts in Frederick, MD.
Update – 9/6/2011:
Kathleen (Zemaitis) Lamarre ’80 is a biology/special education teacher and is enrolled in a pre-doctoral program at Fitchburg State University.
Carol Sussman-Ghatak ’81 is completing her second master’s degree in education with a dual certification in teaching English as a second language and Spanish.
Margaret Kearney ’86 is the vice provost and university dean of graduate studies at the University of Rochester.
David Almeda ’86 is vice president of human resources at Kronos, a provider of global workforce management solutions. *In the last issue of the magazine Dave’s employer was mistakenly identified as Kohl’s.
Patricia McLellan ’86 is the marketing manager and recruiting specialist for Moore Staffing Services in Methuen, MA.
Mark Lambert ’87 is the director of government affairs for Unitil. Prior to this role, he spent 11 years as Unitil’s director of customer operations.
LTC David Tuttle ’88 is currently serving as the US Army Civil Affairs Liaison Officer to the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
Elizabeth Smith ’89 is a volunteer in the human resources department at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA.