John Graziano came to the Newfound Area School District (serving the towns of Alexandria, Bristol, Danbury, Bridgewater, Groton, Hebron and New Hampton, N.H.) as a superintendent in July 2001, looking for what he calls a philosophical match between his approach to education and the district’s existing strengths. “What I found when I came here was a wonderful sense of doing right for kids and a wonderful sense of community. There were great people offering great programs, but all the pieces didn’t fit the whole. The challenge was to provide people with a pathway to make it all come together.” Read More
From Pakistan to Plymouth, Teachers Share a Common Language Read More
For Nick Vailas ’76, helping athletes is a way of life.
When he talks about his life, Nick Vailas ’76 frequently uses the word “blessed.” He is one of those rare people who can find the good in even the most trying circumstances.
Vailas was raised in Manchester, N.H., the second son of Panagiota Vailas, a Greek immigrant who raised five sons on her own while working in a shoe factory after her husband, Christos, abandoned the family and returned to Greece. Read More
by Steve Eastman ’71
I had been elected president of the Plymouth State Student Senate the last week of April 1970 and was preparing to run my first student government meeting on Tuesday, May 4, when a group of my schoolmates told me that students at Kent State University had been shot by the Ohio National Guard during a Vietnam War protest and that we had to do something. Read More
Four alumni were honored for exceptional service on Alumni Day 2004 at a luncheon hosted by the Plymouth State University Alumni Association (PSUAA). James B. Moore ’93 of Methuen, Mass., and the late Nelson L. Paquette ’63, formerly of Chelmsford, Mass., were awarded Alumni Achievement Awards for their many contributions to Plymouth State and the alumni association. Read More
by Joe Long, Director of Alumni Relations
Often times we forget. We get so tied up in our everyday lives that we simply forget. We have responsibilities that seem to get in the way. There is the ever-present “Honey Do’ list that we never seem to complete. There is the job that seems to take up more and more of our day. And there is time. Time always gets in the way. Over time, we begin to forget. Read More
Sarah Ruth Hunton, a daughter born to Robert and Laura Stuhl Hunton, November 18, 2003 Read More
I began this column 35,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean returning from Australia. As I sat at my laptop, I reflected on the whirlwind my life has been lately, and how almost every part of it involves Plymouth in some way. Read More
Compiled by Bobbi Jo Adams ’05 and Sonia Trudell ’04, Office of Alumni Relations, Class Notes Intern. Read More