The Education of a Teacher

December, 2012

Colleagues called him “T.O.” Students called him “Doctor Schlesinger.” Few knew about the remarkable life experiences that shaped his teaching.

When long-time faculty member and Professor Emeritus Thomas O. Schlesinger died in February, details of an extraordinary life emerged—many of which were news even to his closest former colleagues and students. Read More

A Life Story Lives Forever through an Endowed Scholarship

December, 2012

Sharon Parish with James R. Clapper Jr., director of National Intelligence. Photo courtesy of Carleton Parish.

Carleton R. Parish ’71 pays tribute to his wife, Sharon, and her extraordinary career in intelligence

When Sharon Parish tragically died in an automobile accident in February of 2011, Carleton Parish ’71 of Spotsylvania, Virginia, lost his beloved wife and best friend of 35 years. The CIA lost a compassionate and innovative leader who was among the first women to break the executive glass ceiling at the agency, and the country lost a devoted civil servant and vocal advocate for the American taxpayer. Read More

Women Who Mean Business

December, 2012

Katie Bates '07

Katie Bates ’07, owner of Hoopla LLC, a marketing and promotions business, sat down one day in 2010 to send out a batch of “cold-call” e-mails offering her services. She included in the pitch that Hoopla was a woman-owned business. Back came a reply from Northeastern University: Send us a quote; we’re happy to support women entrepreneurs. Read More

Higher Education Matters

December, 2012

Professors Stephen Gorin and Cynthia Moniz. Jon Gilbert Fox photo.

Plymouth State professors Stephen Gorin and Cynthia Moniz feel fortunate to have attended undergraduate and graduate school at a time when the nation was committed to supporting students financially. “It would have been very difficult for either of us to be where we are today without it,” Gorin says. Read More