Parade of Classes


Frank Wolcott ’52, G’60, Erik Kjeldsen ’54, G’62, Richard (Dick) Aronson ’54, G’71 and Jeff Cardinali ’61, G’63 got together for their annual gathering at Salvatore’s in Lawrence.

Diane Potter ’57, G’63 and Jack Welch ’57, DPE ’74 recently had the opportunity to meet up for lunch in Las Cruces, New Mexico.


Roger Kelton ’65, Bill Plunkett ’65, Paul Couzelis ’65, G’72, Arthur Wester ’65, and John Evans ’64 recently gathered for some birthday fun celebration.

Ed Reed ’65, G’66 is a member of a masters swimming team out of San Rafael, California, that broke five relay team world records.

Mary Warman Edgerton ’66 and friends had a great time reminiscing as they gathered in Skull Valley, Arizona.


Left to right, John Hriczo ’71, Ira Colby ’71, Kent Sampson ’71, G’78, and John Christian ’70 recently enjoyed some time together.

Members of the Springfield College classes of ’71, ’73, and ’74 gather at an impromptu day of fun on Marco Island in Florida. 

Kurt Aschermann ’71 is the author of the recently published book, “That Was You, Wasn’t it?,” a story about a young man who is expected to follow his father and grandfather in the pulpit of the church his grandfather started many years ago, only he’s not even sure he believes in God. His discernment process sees him interacting with a varied cast of characters who help him work through his doubts and make a decision that will alter his life forever.

Phyllis Lerner ’71 and Barry Gudelsky ’83 were recognized at the 30th Dinner of Champions: Supporting Inclusion at Lessans Camp JCC of the Bender JCC of Greater Washington. Gudelsky received the Maccabi Legacy Award, and Lerner was inducted into the Bender JCC Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Peter Burdett ’72, recently retired after twenty-nine years with Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor.

Left to right, Barry Weinberg ’73, Joe Cervino ’71, and Tom Badcock ’71 enjoy some spring training baseball in Florida.

Michele Smith Demkowicz ’73, Bob Demkowicz ’71, and Ginnie Baeder LaVallo ’75, G’77 gathered for pickleball in Naples, Florida.

Pam Miller Hogarth ’74, was recently named The Visual Effects Society (VES) Founders Award recipient, an award that recognizes an individual member of the VES who has significantly contributed to the organization’s success. During her more than thirty-five years in visual effects and high-end computer graphics, Hogarth fulfilled many roles, from marketing to industry relations.

Two generations of Springfield College alumni recently had the opportunity to get together. Left to right: David MacLeod ’74, Adam MacLeod ’10, G’14, and Ben MacLeod ’11.

While on a hike with the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program, Kathleen Morson Willock ’75 and Karen Budd Gill ’77 discovered they had both graduated from Springfield College.

Maine State Senator Joe Rafferty ’77, better known to his neighbors as “Coach Raff,” recently retired after more than forty years as head football coach of the Kennebunk Rams.

The latest book by presidential historian and bestselling author Craig Shirley ’78 recounts the final months of World War II. The long-awaited follow up to Shirley’s highly acclaimed “December 1941,” “April 1945” tells of the final month of the Second World War.

Peter Rios ’77 led the Central High School (Providence, Rhode Island) Knights football team to an undefeated season and a Division 1 Super Bowl win. He was selected as the Male Coach of the Year by the Providence Journal All-State Sports Awards.

Class of ’77 alumni had some fun in the sun during their informal gathering in Florida.

Anne Weaver McBride ’77 and her husband, Daniel McBride ’77, recently saw this statue of Don Ho’52 in Hawaii and helped pay tribute to Ho’s time at Springfield College.

Springfield College alumnus Rick Spath ’78 led the Crystal Cruises’ ship, the Crystal Serenity. Spath became a cruise director in 1984, and he has been with Crystal for eighteen years.

Rick Jaffe ’79 and Greg Catalano ’79 travelled to British Columbia and Whistler Mountain to visit fellow alum Mark Heidebrecht ’79. Heidebrecht led the charge for a week of hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, and sightseeing.

Keith Scarlett ’79 completed his twenty-third year as athletic trainer at Holyoke Community College. After thirty-seven years, Scarlett retired as a high school basketball referee in December 2022.

Nancy Vitalone Raccaro ’80, Eileen Sears Bow ’79, Laurel Greco Vicidomino ’79, and Teresa Saletnik Mazik ’79, G’90, CAS’96 enjoyed their time together in Pompano Beach, Florida.


Jeff Messer ’80 was recently inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Messer completed his thirty-seventh season as head baseball coach at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania in 2022.

Springfield College graduates Elaine Cadigan Zumsteg ’80 and Deb Munger Miron ’95, G’97 are both members of the Treasure Coast Chapter of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association.

David Hoffman G’81 was published in an issue of Annals of Bioethics and Clinical Applications (Volume 6, Issue 1, 2023), titled “Ethical Approaches to Public Policy for Health: A Focus on Principles and Working Together.” 

Lynn Couturier MacDonald ’81, D.P.E. ’86 was appointed to the rank of distinguished service professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees in recognition of a dedicated career that raised the bar for physical education at SUNY Cortland and beyond.

Sean “Stash” Moore ’81 and Dave “Hans” Hinman ’81 reunited after thirty-nine years. The duo enjoyed a day of skiing in Telluride, Colorado.

Ginny Kinzel Stone ’81, G’00 is the wellness coordinator of the Quechee Club Health Center in Vermont, and she presents a holistic approach to exercise that incorporates spirit and mind into the body experience.

Congratulations to Cindy Bolger Roulier ’82, G’84 and retired Springfield College Vice President for Communications Steve Roulier on their recent marriage. 

Cindy Dunlap ’84 received an outstanding achievement award from the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society. Dunlap serves as chief for the Regional Services Division of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

The Bridgton Academy Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Maine featured a significant number of Springfield College alumni. Tim Morris ’83 and Bob Axtell ’75 were inducted into the hall of fame. 

Left to right, Bob Axtell ’75, Pat Bennett McCabe ’75, G’76, Tom McCabe ’76, G’78, Tim Morris ’83, John Bayreuther ’92, Jessica Bayreuther ’94, Jim Norton ’83, Matt Burgess ’92, and Rob Morris ’89.

Eileen Lohner-Turk ’85 bumped into fellow Springfield College alumnus Ryan Regensburg ’03 at Fourth of July festivities held at the Mission Bay Yacht Club in San Diego, California.


James Mercer ’90 recently led the boy’s lacrosse program at Hayfield Secondary School in Virginia to its first district title in school history. Additionally, Mercer was the US Lacrosse Coach of the Year for 2022.

Photo from the Colchester Group classes of 1991 and 1992. Left to right, John Perrucci ’91, Jodi Silvia Maurer ’92, Pam McCabe Lynam ’92, Andrew Carroll ’91, Krista Debler ’91, and Craig Sullivan ’92

Deborah Casey G’91, vice president of student affairs at Green River College, in Auburn, Washington, is one of thirty-five leaders selected for the 2023-24 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship.

Field hockey alumni Kim Zenisky ’91 and Anne O’Connor ’92 recently got together with Coach Dottie Potter Zenaty ’65

Maria D’Agostino Crawford ’91 had the privilege to deliver stuffed teddy bears and kangaroos, put together during Reunion 2023, to Baystate Children’s Hospital in Springfield, assisted by Jessie Hagerman ’99, the manager of child life and healing arts at the hospital.

Tim Moriarty ’91 recently joined Gartner as an associate partner in consulting focusing on state and local government. He is based in Austin, Texas.

Matthew Burgess ’92 shared this photo of Springfield College alumni working together at Bridgton Academy located in North Bridgton, Maine. From left to right: Matt Dugan ’12, G’15, head football coach; Jamie Kriger Dugan ’11, college counselor; Sam Nelson ’22; Mia Bergmann ’15, G’23, athletic trainer; Matt Burgess ’92, STEM instructor and assistant football coach.

Paul Schlickmann G’92 has been elevated to vice president for athletics at Fairfield University in Connecticut.

Ally Forsyth Mooney ’98, G’99 shared this photo of herself and fellow alumni employed by the Farmington Public Schools in Connecticut. From left to right: Ryan Flaherty ’04 (PE / health teacher), Ryan Leahy ’10 (health teacher), Olivia Rich ’18 (athletic trainer), Ally Forsyth Mooney ’98 G’99 (school counselor), Kyle Chaves ’08 (health teacher) and Mackenzie Luiz ’20 (health teacher).


Michelle Lynn ’01 and Ron Roberts ’83, G’85 recently found out that they both graduated from Springfield College when Roberts took a position this year at Patapsco High School and the Center for the Arts in Dundalk, Maryland, just outside of Baltimore, where Lynn has been teaching for the past eleven years.

John Sutyak G’02 recently married Carmen Garcia Sutyak in a private ceremony officiated by Brian Quinlan G’02. They celebrated their marriage with a reception in Lynchburg, Virginia. Springfield College friends in attendance: Trevor MacDonald G’07, Brian Claypool G’02, Matthew Breen G’03, the Sutyaks, Chris Mihin G’02, Tim Volkmann G’04 and Brian Quinlan G’02.

Matthew Tuthill ’03 is excited to report his new book has arrived. “Overcoming Impossible,” published by Harper Collins, is about business leadership and was named to the list of Most Anticipated Books of 2023 by Apple Books.

Christine Ferguson ’04, G’06 was elected to the Higher Education Case Managers Association leadership as the clinical case manager at large.

Peter Gillen ’04, G’07 has been named chair of the Board of Directors for the New England League of Middle Schools, an organization in its forty-seventh year that represents over four hundred member institutions across New England. Gillen has served as the West Springfield Middle School principal for nine years.

Amanda A. Alpert ’05 helped lead the Boston Renegades of the Women’s Football Alliance to the 2022 Super Bowl championship. Alpert is in her seventh year at the helm of the Chelsea High School athletic program.

Chuck Bridge ’05 and his wife, Erica, welcomed Harrison Maxwell Bridge, making a family of four.

A new film by Tim O’Donnell ’05, “The House We Lived In,” won the Best Feature Documentary award at the New Hampshire Film Festival.

Matt Brucker ’07 was recently highlighted in the for his more than sixteen years of hard work as an athletic trainer at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School. 

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham (Alabama) announced Terri Harvill G’07 as its chief social impact officer. In this role, Harvill will be responsible for advancing the YMCA’s commitment to equity and inclusion.

The daughter of Nick DeCelle ’08, G’10, Cecilia, is four years old and wrote this letter: “I love the YMCA. I want to play.” She attends the Saratoga Springs (New York) Pre-K YMCA.


Christopher Quetant ’11, associate director, anti-doping and sanctions for USA Track & Field, had an opportunity to meet fellow Springfield College alumna Stacy Michael-Miller G’98 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Michael-Miller is the director for national team support and services for USA Swimming. 

Samantha Bastarache ’19, MBA ’20 and Emily Doucette ’12, MBA ’16 work together at F3 Technology Partners in West Hartford, Connecticut. The two were recently on a company trip to Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic.

Congratulations to Gabriella Gaudreault ’14 on her new position as assistant coach for track and field and director of external operation at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Eric Chase ’14, G’16 is currently teaching adapted physical education at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge. Congratulations to Chase and his colleagues who recently presented at the National Adapted Physical Education Conference in San Jose, California, and at the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Spring Conference.

As he approaches his thirtieth birthday, Harrison Elias ’16, G’19 often looks around and cannot believe how far he has come. After completing his master’s degree in exercise science / strength and conditioning at Springfield College and stints as a Division I college strength and conditioning coach at the University of Rhode Island and Boston College, he is now the founder / owner of a sports performance facility in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He also is a pediatric brain cancer survivor who has been in remission for more than twenty years.

Nash Birch Silverman ’16 married Adam Silverman on New Year’s Eve 2022.

Jon-Luc Lavoie ’17 recently graduated from paramedic school and passed the fire academy. He is now a firemedic with the Ludlow Fire Department.

The Springfield College Pride Cares Triathlon Relay Team successfully completed the first-ever Ironman 70.3 Western Mass. triathlon. At left, Steffanie Accorsi ’16, G’19 completed the 1.2-mile swim in the Connecticut river, Lauren Gray from the Springfield College Counseling Center covered the 13.1-mile run, and Springfield College retired Associate Professor Bob Accorsi G’80 handled the 56-mile bike ride.

Congratulationsto Kelsey Armstrong G’18 on her new position of associate athletics director for student athlete support services at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. She got a special visit from her mentor and advisor Joel Dearing ’79

Jack Pinho ’18, G’20 is the new assistant athletic director for student-athlete support services at Sacred Heart University.


John Hannafin ’20 and Springfield College Head Women’s Basketball Coach Naomi Graves G’85 at the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Convention. 

Emily Conroy ’21 earned the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching First-Year Teacher Award. The annual award honors Western Massachusetts educators for their dedication and excellence. Conroy is a social studies teacher at Ludlow High School.

Kris Rhim ’21 went from four-year member of “The Springfield Student Newspaper” to sports reporting fellow for “The New York Times.” Rhim was recently hired by to cover the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers.

Art Education graduate Pam Marino ’22 recently had art featured at the Cell Theater in New York City.

Mikaili Charlemagne ’23 recently competed at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan. She swam the 50-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly events for her home country of St. Lucia.

Paris Lizana ’23 is continuing to make her impact in higher education as she recently started the position of assistant director of events and facilities at Wellesley College in their Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Department. End of article