“The Plymouth Six” in Search of Meyerbeer

January, 2005

by Manuel Marquez-Sterling

The “Plymouth Six” at the Opera in Metz for the performance of Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer. From left: Arthur Bourgeois, Karen Bourgeois, Gloria Marquez-Sterling, Manuel Marquez-Sterling, Annla Neikam and William Neikam. Photo provided by Manuel Marquez-Sterling.

The “Plymouth Six” at the Opera in Metz for the performance of Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer. From left: Arthur Bourgeois, Karen Bourgeois, Gloria Marquez-Sterling, Manuel Marquez-Sterling, Annla Neikam and William Neikam. Photo provided by Manuel Marquez-Sterling.

Some people travel thousands of miles to see a total solar eclipse. Many would go to the limits to watch, in dangerous proximity, the eruption of a long-dormant volcano. But others, like three of our emeriti faculty, would hop one or two continents to see and hear an opera performed. Read More

Growing Up With Danielle

January, 2005

by Rob Azevedo ’94

Rob Azevedo ’94 and his newborn daughter, Danielle. Photo courtesy of the Azevedos.

Rob Azevedo ’94 and his newborn daughter, Danielle. Photo courtesy of the Azevedos.

Suddenly, I was looking down at a greasy little something that resembled a junior-sized Mr. Magoo. She was spectacular. She arrived in this world covered in love, and screaming so hard her little tongue shivered wildly as the nurses cleared her nose and throat of mucus. Born just five days before Christmas 2003, my daughter, Danielle, has managed to shake the foundation of my existence like nothing I’ve ever known. Read More

From the PSUAA President

January, 2005

I hope that this letter finds you all having had a Happy Holiday season.

The mission of the Plymouth State University Alumni Association is to coordinate events, activities and initiatives that keep alumni and their University connected; to foster and support communication between every group within the PSUAA and its Board; and to be proactive in providing choices and guidance for alumni and PSUAA activities. Read More

In Memoriam

January, 2005

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Audrey H. Virgin, 2002, New Hampton, N.H.
Esther L. Smith, August 21, 2004, Concord, N.H.
Ruth E. Washburn, August 1, 2004, Wilder, Vt. Read More

Marriages

January, 2005

1984
William R. Fiske to Kathleen M. DeAngelus ’90 Read More

New Arrivals

January, 2005

1984
Madeline Margaret Nerden, a daughter born to Joseph E. and Susan M. Nerden, July 5, 2004. Read More

Dear Class Agent

January, 2005

Hello, I’m Becky Ciulla, your friendly Class Notes intern. This is my second year at Plymouth State and my third semester working in the PSU Alumni office. Read More

Small World

January, 2005

December 9, 2004

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Joe Teno, '83 (or '84) and Brenda Anne Phelps '97

Dear Plymouth Magazine:

This conversation took place in our office about two months ago. Our office is located in sleepy Petaluma, Calif., about 40 miles north of San Francisco and right next to the town of Sonoma. Read More

Helping to Heal

January, 2005

by Kristin Proulx Jarvis

Lisa McLaughlin '97 (left) and Stephanie  Gould '01G.

Lisa McLaughlin '97 (left) and Stephanie Gould '01G.

Lisa McLaughlin ’97 and Stephanie Gould ’01G opened North Woods Counseling in Campton a year ago, with hopes of offering a different option for local people seeking personal growth counseling for depression, anxiety and change-of-life issues. Now the women run a growing practice that includes a client base of 50 and the only group therapy program in the area for survivors of sexual trauma. Read More

MBA Alumna Named New President of Laconia Savings Bank

January, 2005

by Kristin Proulx Jarvis

Linda Normandin '91G. Photo courtsey of Laconia Savings Bank.

Linda Normandin '91G. Photo courtsey of Laconia Savings Bank.

As the new president and CEO of Laconia Savings Bank, Linda Normandin, who received her MBA in 1991, will make history this winter. Normandin will be the first female president to head this growing financial institution-the largest independent bank in the state-which includes 15 offices, 255 employees, $800 million in assets and 172 years of history. Normandin, selected unanimously by the bank’s board of directors, will replace current President Bruce Clow after his retirement in January. Read More