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December 2021

Keep up-to-date with friends, classmates and other alumni through our Class Notes.

Alumni Class Notes updated through Dec. 20, 2021.

1955 Wilbraham

Robert Hohman writes to WMA and the Class of ’55, in particular: “Both my wife, Jan, and I are basically fine and well in Sun City Hilton Head, Bluffton, South Carolina. No more pickleball (sore knees) but bowling and idle time with glass crafting making ‘sun catcher’ type things and some glass chess/checker boards. Hope all is well with everyone, young and old!”

1967 Wilbraham

Anthony Gagliardi writes: “Hello to all fellow classmates and those a year ahead and behind that I was fortunate enough to meet while on my life journey. I hope this friendly note finds you well and, if possible, I hope we cross paths at some point. I spend much of my time in the Charleston, S.C., area, and still some time in Westchester County, N.Y. Let me hear from you please.”

1977

Adrian (Graham) McLean is now retired after 36 years of teaching elementary school in Boston, Massachusetts. “Shoutout to the Class of ’77!” 

1992

Group of alumni

Hilary (Kenyon) Sams and PJ Louis, who each have a son on the Kingswood Oxford Boys’ Soccer team, caught up with Coach Cook and Coach Nicholson ’79 at the WMA-KO match in November 2021. 

1994

 

Ian MacDonald writes, I (finally) got married to Sabrina Lee on Aug. 2, 2021, on Lake Orta in Orta San Giulio, Italy.” The couple, pictured with Ian’s parents, now live in Hoboken, New Jersey. 

Alum and family skiing

Kevin Ryan is Director of Business Operations at Optum, a UnitedHealthcare company. “I help connect hospices with tools and solutions to help them thrive as they treat patients at the end of life. I enjoy being able to help these organizations navigate the complicated world of healthcare insurance immensely.” Kevin and his wife, Jen, have been married for almost 15 years, and they have two children, Hannah, 14, and Kash, 10. “When we are not sitting on a beach or sailing in the summer, we are skiing each weekend in the winter.” 

1999

Alumna on a boat
Family walking in woods

Kimberly (Unrine) Treibick, her husband, Ian, and their children, Avery, then 10, Oliver, 8, and Charlie, 4, spent eight months living aboard their boat, Calypso. “We left Greenwich, CT, in October of 2020 and went as far as Antigua and Barbuda, stopping in several places in the U.S. and continuing on to The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgin Islands, the USVI, St. Martin, St. Barths and finally Antigua where we shipped our boat to Newport, Rhode Island. Our favorite places were probably the Bahamas and the Spanish Virgin Islands, although all of the places were amazing. My husband and I were both the captains, and we boat schooled the children together. We spent our days exploring islands and meeting other families living on boats. It was truly amazing!! We head out again in three weeks for a shorter, four-month leg that we believe we are going to spend in Central America.”

2004

Baby sleeping

Christina Alves Boardman and her husband, Damon, welcomed a baby girl to their family. Penelope Alves Boardman was born Oct. 27, 2021 and joins big brother Leonardo. 

Golfers smiling

Colin Cook and Ben Premo '05 teamed to win a big local golf tournament at Northampton Country Club on Labor Day weekend. The No. 1 seeds dominated the championship match to claim the first division victory. Gary Cook, Colin's father and current WMA faculty member, called them "the best pair of strikers I ever had," in reference to days on the soccer pitch at WMA. 

2005

Alumni smiling

Shawn Jiles and his wife, Adrianne, visited campus for their 10th wedding anniversary in October 2021. Adrianne put together a scavenger hunt for Shawn, which ended at his Senior Stone! 

2007

Alexandra Johnson writes: “Hi! It’s been a long journey since graduating from WMA 14 years ago! I am now graduating from Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music, as a Master in Music in Jazz Studies (trumpet) and Composition.” Alexandra joined the New York National Guard 42nd Infantry Division Band and is an active duty soldier in the NY National Guard Military Funeral Honors Program. She is also a freelance musician and model in New York City. “I am staying busy to say the least!” 

2009

Alumni wedding photo
Graphic design work by alumna
Alumna smiling

Alessandra (Mele) Corbett married Jake Corbett on Sept. 25, 2021 at Gedney Farm in New Marlborough, Massachusetts. Jake is a civil engineer, and Alessandra is a graphic designer. “We live and work here in Wilbraham, just down the street from WMA, and we enjoy daily lunch walks around the triangle!” Alessandra’s design company, The Homegrown Studio, was recognized for branding work from 2020 by the Ad Club of Western Massachusetts at their annual Creative Awards. Her package design work for the Hudson Valley skincare brand Apis Apotheca won a gold medal, and her logo design work for Diemand Farm in Wendell, MA, won a silver medal. Alessandra writes: “Additionally, I've had the wonderful opportunity to partner with a few organizations in the city of Northampton to help brand the city and work on marketing campaigns to reinvigorate local culture and commerce post-COVID. First, I developed a branding campaign for the Summer on Strong initiative, to help promote outdoor dining and entertainment throughout the summer months. Most recently, I completed a big holiday campaign with the Downtown Northampton Association to encourage shopping locally this holiday season. I'm particularly proud of this work because I'm passionate about Western Massachusetts culture and community - it's my home, and it means the world to be able to manifest that into meaningful branding that the community can connect and engage with.”

Alumna and her baby photo

Kayla Caine Richards and her husband, John, welcomed a baby boy to their family. Caine Thomas Richards was born Oct. 15, 2021. 

2011

Alumna and her family smling
Alumna smiling with a friend

Jackie (Smith) Norton completed the NYC Marathon on Nov. 7, 2021. Her in-person cheering section included her mom, Caroline Smith, Executive Assistant to the Head of School at WMA, sister Jess Smith ’14 and Issa Best ’13. “I ran with the group called Beyond TypeOne and had many WMA supporters cheering me on from afar and helping me get there by donating, including: Adrianne Hanson '10, Brittany McFarlane '11, Rachael Kantor '11 and Brianna Lacroix '12.”

2012

 

Hannah (Caine) McDonald married Lt. Frederick McDonald on Aug. 13, 2021 at Mt. Woodson Castle in San Diego, California. Fellow Titan, and sister of the bride, Kayla Richards '09 was the matron of honor.

2013

Alumni smiling

Josh Slater visited campus in December 2021, the day before starting a new job as Customer Accounts Coordinator at The Morris Group in Windsor, Connecticut.

2015

wedding couple kissing

Ashley (Theriault) Wilkinson and JD Wilkinson were married on Oct. 9, 2021 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Classmate Molly Socha served as a bridesmaid.

 

 

 

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