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Class of 2016
Emma will begin her second year of law school in the fall. She lives in Portland, Oregon. She is writing to thank everyone who reached out to her at the passing of her uncle, Henry Halko, Professor Emeritus of History at Simmons College.
Posted on May 31, 2018 in Catching Up
Eliza (Pfeffer) Lucia
Class of 2005
Eliza married Ryan Lucia March 10, 2018 at the Belvedere in Baltimore, MD. She is in her 13th year of teaching in Baltimore City Public Schools as a reading intervention teacher and just completed a certification program to earn her Administration 1 degree.
Posted on April 24, 2018 in Marriages
Billy C. Beal
Class of 1977
Billy C. Beal '77MS was posthumously inducted into the Meridian Community College Hall of Fame on February 12 in the MCC Riley Workforce Center. Beal's portrait will be ultimately hung in the Dulaney Room with fellow honorees.
Posted on February 28, 2018 in In Memoriam
Class of 1973
At the ripe young age of 66 I got married and moved from Chicago to Reno in October, 2017. I have been retired since March, 2017. Have been traveling extensively since.
Posted on December 5, 2017 in Marriages
Class of 1962
We had a really lovely reunion at the end of May. Sorry if you couldn't make it! Happy if you did! The college has done some amazing things in the 55 (good grief!) years we've been gone, mostly all to the good. Please send some news via this website if you can! Richard Druckman took some really lovely photos of those of us who were at the dinner Saturday night. Contact me if you'd like a copy of the Word doc I've pasted them into. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on August 7, 2017 in Catching Up
Class of 1970
May 2, 2016: Ellen Ritz's name was added to Town of North Hempstead Women’s Roll of Honor.
Posted on July 27, 2016 in Career Milestones
Sarah (Sally) Devaney
Class of 1946
Sarah G. Devaney died June 19th, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband, James Devaney, and daughter Mairan. She leaves behind a daughter, Asenath Devaney, Ph.D. and two grandchildren, Leah and Talia. Sally continued her love of journalism as a reporter, writer and editor throughout her life.
Posted on June 27, 2016 in In Memoriam
Class of 1991
I am working as a volunteer at Grey2kUSA.org in Arlington, the largest greyhound dog protection organization in the world. I am also a volunteer member of the Board of Directors at OpenTable.org, which offers a weekly community supper and food pantry program in the Concord area.
Posted on May 24, 2016 in Catching Up
Class of 2010
While working as a maternity nurse in a Boston hospital, Melissa Gersin came up with an idea for a portable mat to soothe crying babies. After several years of hard work, she has finally launched her idea—the Tranquilo Mat— to the world. Check out her website to learn more about this unique product that mimics the sounds and motions of the womb.
Posted on January 7, 2016 in Career Milestones