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Class Notes updated through Aug. 16, 2022

The '60s

1961 Monson

Gerald M. "Gerry" Myers writes from Renton, Washington, where he currently resides with his wife: "After Monson, I went to UMass Amherst and earned a BS in 1965. In 1975, I completed a master's degree in accounting at the University of Missouri and then a Ph.D. in business and accounting at the University of Iowa 1984. From 1982 until 2013, I was a professor in the School of Business at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, where I taught cost accounting and accounting information systems. Since retiring in 2013, I have pursued my passion for meteorology, written an extensive family history and served two terms as treasurer of my church."

1962 Wilbraham

Man in zero gravity experience

Richard Taylor reports, “Made it to 79 years! Still having fun and being wild.” He shared that he recently participated in a Zero Gravity experience and he and his partner, Suzie, will be going to Corvette racing school this December.

The '70s

1970 

Group of alumni sitting at table

Paul Heller writes: “Hello Everyone from the Wilbraham Class of 1970! I just celebrated my 70th birthday at Disney World in Florida with my kids and their kids. It's not clear who was more excited to see Mickey and Minnie - me or the grandchildren. I'm in my 42nd year of practicing anesthesiology, currently in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Part time now, but I plan to do it as long as I am able. Pretty soon my daughter, son-in-law and their three kids will be moving in with me for a while as they are getting out of the Army and moving back to CT. I haven't watched Romper Room in many decades, but now I get to watch it live! Every day! It's very exciting. If anyone gets to Bethel, CT, feel free to give me a call.”

1975

Alumnae standing with her family

Melissa Emery writes: “All is well with my family and I. My three children and their spouses all live within two hours of our home so we are able to spend lots of time with them. We now have five fun, amazing grandchildren ages 5 mos. to 6 years. My husband, Jamie, and I just celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary. We are still living in Central NH and are playing lots of tennis, golf, skiing and boating. I am selling real estate and my husband manages a groundwater consulting company. Retirement is in the near future. Health and Happiness to you all! Lisa.”

The '00s

2000

Alumnae standing with her toddler

Whitney Gallivan is a partner and Managing Director at Boston Realty Advisors, where she is the top retail real estate broker in Boston, completing on average 50 deals a year. She resides in Concord, Massachusetts, with her wife, Meghan, and daughters Stella, 4, and Leyo, 1.

 

The '10s & '20s

2013

couple at wedding smiling

On June 23, 2022, Molly Moran married Brandon McKenna '12 at The K Club in Ireland. Brother Trevor '10 and sister Emily Moran '15 were also part of the wedding party. Gillian Callahan '12 and Jared Osuman '12 were also in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. McKenna now reside in Colorado. 

2015

Group photo at a wedding

Sophia (Gourley) Nallen married Miles Nallen this past July in Cape Cod. Jackson Bloomfield ’20, Nick Gourley ’18, Brianna (Goncalves) Lacroix ’12, Andrew Faulstich, Andy Goncalves, Aparna Sivakumar, Kasey Reed ’20, Drew Mele, Brian Kennedy, Austin Fabbo, Evan Roy, Andres Feng, Andrew Dasco and Emily Moran were all in attendance. Photo credit goes to WMA faculty member Paul Bloomfield! Sarah Goolishian ’13 was the couple’s other photographer.

2015

Matthew Naumec was recently one of the top two finishers at a U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifier, hosted by the Crumpin-Fox Club. He earned a spot at the 2022 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wisconsin, on Sept. 10-15. The Mid-Am is the leading annual golf championship in the United States for post-collegiate amateur golfers. Players must be at least 25 years old as of the opening day of the main tournament.

2017

Female alumnae playing soccer

Katie Cronin graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Resources from Bryant University in the spring of 2021, where she also played four years of Division 1 soccer for the Bulldogs. Due to the pandemic, all NCAA athletes were granted another year of eligibility, and she decided to return to Bryant to earn her MBA and play a fifth year of collegiate soccer. She completed the MBA program in Business Analytics this past August, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Katie has accepted a position with the Fortune 500 company Thermo Fisher Scientific, a biotechnology company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. She will be part of the Human Resource Leadership Development Team. 

2018

Classroom teaching
Female student receiving award

Ashley Bradway spent the summer of 2022 at U.S. Embassy Tashkent doing public diplomacy work, including organizing women's empowerment seminars for high school and university-aged girls in Uzbekistan. The first photo depicts one of the women's empowerment seminars. The second is Ashley with U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum.

2021

Certificate for Air Assault School

Two male college students smiling

 

Giovanni Biondo writes: “On August 4th, 2022, I graduated Air Assault school. A 10-day course that is also known as the 10 toughest days in the United States Army. Air Assault School qualifies soldiers to conduct airmobile and air assault helicopter operations, including aircraft orientation, sling load operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques. On the morning of graduation, students must complete a 19K (12-mile) march with a 35-pound rucksack in under three hours before receiving their wings.”

2022

Team photo of girls basketball team

Cara Murphy '22 participated on a gold-medal winning team for basketball in the Bay State Games.