Jeanna Rendo Orphanidys [Liberal Arts]
Am married with 2 children and a chocolate lab named Grace.
My husband John and I have our own private practice in social work and vocational rehabilitation, now in it’s 23rd year.
Donald A. Lebel [Liberal Studies]
WOW, things sure have changed. Like the name change too. An old farm house and a barn were the extent of the facilities when I was there. Still hay in the barn with a new cafeteria in the basement. I remember sitting in Dr. Preston’s office, many times, discussing grades and my work study program. If you have the Silver Trustee’s Award Bowl hanging around somewhere, my name should be the second one down. There were about 15 students and, I believe, the first graduation class had seven graduates. Talk about not being able to hide, especially from Dr. Preston and the her office personnel. White Pines College sure has come a long way. I knew it would.
Leonard C. Hayes
Hi Everyone, Chester College? I thought it was White Pines College I think Chester sounds a little better all around. But White Pines worked for me. Has anyone seen Amy Barner (political Science Guru) or I am sure it’s Dr. by now George Gilfeather. I’d like for them to know their words of encouragement and support are still appreciated to this day.
Hi Jeff Giles President of Richardson House and photographer extraordinaire. Did you marry Kathy A.?
Jeffery A. Giles [Photojournalism]
What ever happened to the class of 1976? Has anyone thought of having a reunion? This year would be 30 years. What happened to Tricia, Marcia, Katie, Bea, Buzzy, Carol, Lenny, Mark, Gwen, Christopher and Francis and the rest?
Marcia Crook (Cipullo) [Human Services]
Where is every one? I do know where Bea and Trish are but as for anyone else haven’t heard from them in 30 years.
Can you believe that!!!!! Almost seems like yesterday,(Almost).
Maureen (Mo) Young [Child Care]
Hey class of 1976! I would love to have a reuniuon. Nettie and I are still in contact, but I have lost touch with everyone else over the years. Does anyone know where Michael Shepard lives? Marcia, Lenny and Jeff-good to see your messages! Are any of you on facebook? MY God, has it really been over 30 years? Let’s do it!
Gordon Willis Jr. [Photography]
Hey Jeff Giles! I’ve been trying to find you for thirty years and there was your posting. I’d love to speak with anyone from our time at the school. gordonwllisjr.com
Barry “BJ” Clarke [Liberal Arts]
Looking for my friends and classmates from 1977-1979. It’s been too long to be out of touch with so many people that meant so much to me.
Bob Zweig [Photography]
Hey y’all— I’m here living in Charlottesville VA with my two sons. Life is good, look me up.
Kenneth H. Foote [Liberal Arts]
Just looking to see if any of the old Pines people are still around??
David Simpson [Photography]
I have been the Chief Photographer in the News dept. at WVII/WFVX TV in Bangor Maine for 26 years. No kids but lots of pets.
Diane M. Letourneau Gallien [Photography]
Can you believe I work in social service now? 5 kids, 2 grand-kids and 1 grandbaby on the way, and I am a youth pastor to boot. I have had a great life praise God. Any one else from ’81?
Thomas Mitchell [Photography]
Freelanced as a photographer and a photographer’s assistant, married Sylvia Rodee in 1990, received a B.S. in Public Communications from Cornell University in 1993, worked in fundraising and public relations, then in advertising and sales promotion. Settled now in Chicago suburbs, where I’ve been a full-time stay-at-home dad to daughter Maggie, shooting in portrait and events part-time. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deb Aherrera (Perry) [Social Work]
Just wanted to say hello!
I live in Manchester NH, I have two wonderful daughters Mikaela is 10 and Rebeka is 8. They are my life. Oh ya and my husband Dan is the best!
Doug Crossley [Photography]
After spending most of the past 16 years in Alaska, I have moved back to New England. I still take photographs in my spare time and sell stock and fine art photos. Also, I teach middle school science in Rockland, Maine.
Andrea Lowry [Photography/Sociology]
Just wanted to say hi and tell my class president that he is sluffing off. What happened to our reunion???
Christopher D. Wittum [Liberal Studies]
Hello. This school has really grown since I graduated from White Pines College in 1988. No doubt Faith Preston would be proud. I am doing very well. I am a certified elementary education teacher, with a strong focus on technology. I am working on my Masters of Education in Learning and Technology and expect to graduate next fall. It’s good to see how much my alma mater has grown and to see how much is now offered in the way of academics compared to when I attended. I hope Chester College continues to grow and wish you all the best.
Susan (Boynton) Boyd [Sociology]
I am married and living in Washburn, Maine. I work at the local Job Corps Center in Limestone, Maine. I would love to hear from some of my old White Pines College buddies. Hello Everyone!
Kristin Smith Winrock [Liberal Studies]
Hi, looking to connect with my old classmates from THE 80′S!
Kaori Sato [Liberal Studies]
It took a long time to come back here, but I’m very fine. How about my friends?
I’m currently working as a manga artist in Japan.
I wish I can visit WPC someday in the future.
Kim S. Thibeault [Social Work]
I just looked at the class postings.
WOW! Congrats Paul and Lee-Ann on your marriage. You two were always very sweet together.
Kaori- Up until a few years ago I still had pictures of you and Dawn’s dorm room walls. You were an amazing artist then. Kudos to you, you must be amazing now. I hope you do come back, I would love to see you.
Dawn- If you read this, I hope you are well. You are an amazing person and I would love to catch up with you some time.
Andrew- Congrats on your marriage and children too.
What is Dame up to these day’s? Years ago I would bump into Jim Robidoux.
Lynn M, WHERE ARE YOU? I miss you. I never can listen to a Guns & Roses song without thinking of you
Michelle D- You had spunk and guts.
Let’s get together/
I have room for a gathering
Call me 603-622-0266
All The Best
P.S Remember Apple Fest?
Lee-Ann Chase Miner [Social Work]
hello to everyone. paul miner from our class and i have been married 15 years! we have a 9 year old boy zachary and we love being parents. we heard from pat parnell a while back and keep updated with dame westbrook on facebook. hope we can all get together sometime
Charles Hutchins Jr [Graphic Arts]
Julia Cribby [Photography]
Hey class of 91′. I would like to say that I am doing something with my degree. But I am not. I came home after graduation and went to work in the retail field. I still talk with Kristie and Rozanne and Terri. I would love to hear from anyone I went to school with.
Susan Parran [Liberal Studies]
I graduated from Chester College (then White Pines College) and went on to earn my Bachelor’s Degree from Southern NH University in 1994.
I have worked in publishing for the past 10 years and am currently doing contract work while endeavoring to get my publishing services company, Parran Publishing Services off it’s feet.
I’m hoping to reconnect with people I went to school with (Margaret Kiwanuka (sorry for spelling), Ester Kagoda, Stephen Mukasa). I can be reached at email@example.com. Thanks!
William Andrew Dunstan [Social Work]
Hello to all my friends from the WPC days. I am married to Maritza and live in the city of Toronto, Canada. Recently working between Bermuda and Toronto with two landscape construction companies. Take care all my friend.s
Bret Rebhun [Liberal Studies]
Although I didn’t graduate, I did move on to be successful. I am married, 10yrs. and have two beautiful daughters. I still meet with 2 or 3 of my classmates from WPC and go fishing every year. I hope to hear from someone, or see a posting from someone from my generation at the college. I can’t be the only curious one. I had some of the best times of my young life at Douglas Hall and made friends who have included me in weddings and still keep in contact to this day. I am glad to see the college has perservered and grown and hope my classmates have too.
Jennifer M. Morris [Communications/Journalism]
I am a chef in Boston and have my own personal chef business. I have also recently been offered a contract for my first crime novel and am currently working on a cookbook.
Nancy A. Lindley-Gauthier [Communications]
I am a ’92 White Pines College (as Chester College used to be known) grad; and carried on to get my BS at New Hampshire College & Master’s from UNH. I am pleased to share the information that my Univ. of New Hampshire Master’s project, Prancing Paintings; the Romance of the Sleigh: a study of art on sleighs & sleighing in America, is being published in its entirety as a special issue of Carriage Driving World magazine. Although the issue is going out to all subscribers, single copies of this special issue of the magazine may be purchased directly through the web site: www.carriagedrivingworld.com or by contacting the magazine at Carriage Driving World Magazine, P.O. Box 36, Springtown, TX 76082.
I will be celebrating the publication of my first fiction work; a murder-mystery titled “A Case of Overkill.” The mystery is in the traditional old-style, featuring an amateur sleuth, intriguing characters, isolated setting, and an array of clues provided for the reader to try to ‘solve the puzzle’ before the final chapter. The story does include some great adventures, and will be a super read for those that love an old-time mystery, or for those interested in rock climbing, hiking, or wildlife.
Release date is scheduled for late June of this year, and A Case of Overkill will be available at Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble bookstores.
Lisa Miller (LaPoint) [Sociology]
I really enjoyed my time there at WPC (as the College used to be known) and hope some day to come back to visit.
Stephanie (Hooper) Bergeron
After graduating from White Pines I received a BFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. I currently work at the Institute in the Development Office. I am a Printmaker and I exhibit and sell my work.
Since graduating from WPC in ’94 I have married and have 2 beautiful daughters. I am a stay at home Mom, and LOVE it!! Oh, and I think it’s about time to retire the furniture at Dal…
Jodi Craine (Kimball) [Photography]
After college, I traveled a bit and then relocated to Atlanta where I met my husband. We have a beautiful daughter, Lola, who is 17 mos. I am a stay at home mom and LOVE it and recently started my own photography business. jodicrainephotography.com. I hope everyone is well and would love a reunion, Scott!
Scott Gilbert [Photography]
Hey Everyone. I’m living in Santa Monica working as an automotive photographer. Have been here for about 7 years. Anyone interested in a reunion? www.scottgilbertphoto.com
Stephanie Kazazis [Photography]
Hello! As soon as I graduated, I went to New Hampshire College for a year and started a business degree. In 1998, I graduated with an Accounting degree from FPC. From there, I went on to get my MBA and now I am a Controller for a $12M company in VT. YES VT. Seth Stafford (1996 major) and I married in 2001 and have two beautiful children.
Vincent Gartland [Sociology]
After graduation I went to Keene State College where I received my BA in Psychology and BS in Education. I am currently teaching six grade Social Studies in Hooksett NH. I got married in 2001 and have a beautiful daughter Kaylin. I am looking to get in contact with Tung Chin Sum. The college looks nice, happy to see the driveway was paved!
It seems like forever. I’d love to see everyone again! I’m now working for a 3D CAD software company and living at the MA seacoast. I’ve been focusing on getting a photo business off the ground. I’ve also been writing poetry over the years and have expanded into song lyrics. Hoping to get up the courage to submit some soon for publication. Hope everyone is doing well! Keep me posted on any reunion plans.
Isabelle Beaudoin [Communications]
Hey Everyone! I’m no longer in Mississippi! I’ve made my way back north of the Mason-Dixon line and back home to New England. I’m currently living in Portland and still working in television at a station in Auburn Maine. Hope everyone from 1995, 1996 & 1997 is well!!
Jennifer A. Metivier [Photography]
Hi everyone! Just an update on what has been going on since graduation! I have 3 children and I work for Verizon. I am currently working on a business degree and planning to update my photo degree. Now that my family is established, I am starting over again. Hope everyone is well and I miss the school!
Nicolle Langlois [Photography]
I feel like I should be updating MySpace too. Though little has changed… still at the consulting firm, still in NJ. But apparently the new trend in these things is to mention Casey and Tyler. Hello.
Hope we can get together sometime soon- everyone.
Tanya Santheson [Photography]
Hi Gang! Starting to form a reunion of sorts for the summer! I have found a lot of you on MySpace. If you are interested let me know through the school!
Wendy Boutsianis [Design]
I have been on a long string of adventures since graduating in 1996. I’ve traveled the US as a trainer and QA consultant for a newspaper software company, lived in cities all over the country and have finally settled back in New England as an artist and graphic designer. My children have nearly grown up and are beginning college careers of their own! So nice to catch a glimpse in the lives of you all! I’d love to attend a reunion…if only we could track down Susan Henthorne!
After I left WPC, many of you know I got married. Currently I’m happily married and a stay at home mom with 6 kids.
I’m living and working in Boston.
Casey D. Goodness [Photography]
How are you all doing? I have been very busy with my photography over the past years since we graduated. I do professional wedding photography and just started shooting sports for EJS Sports Photography, a company based in Maine. I just finished building a new home in Saco, Maine with my wife Kristin. I hope everyone is doing well and if you are ever in Maine swing by.
Heather Williams [Communications]
I am currently working full time for a local doctor’s office here in Augusta, Maine. I am getting married to Keith on July 7th… what am I doing?! Casey and Ty… I thought you both jumped off of the face of the earth together. It’s good to know you’re both still around.
Howdy fellow WPC grads! I’m living in Portsmouth with my partner Ea. I’m trying to ski and surf when I’m not working as a Paramedic. It would be great to see you sometime.
Jonathan Dailey [Design]
Since graduating in 1997, I went on and took classes part time at the NH Institute of Art in Manchester. Due to health related reasons, I had to give up going to classes and focused on my health. I got married in Spring 2001 and we are currently living in Nashua, NH. I am now a “Mr. Mom” and continue with my own artwork.
Laurie Roy [Design]
Hi everyone! After graduating from WPC I traveled to western PA and studied more fine arts at IUP. I finished off my BFA in graphic design at Umass Lowell. I am, now, a stained glass artist working at my family’s business, Absolute Glass, in Methuen, MA.
Lynnette (Fahey) Ekstrand
Hey everyone! Well it is nice to see that everyone is doing so well. I am now married after 9 years in the waiting. I am now working as a Case Manager in Lewiston Maine for Common Ties Mental Health. All of you that are in Maine we should get together sometime as we are not far from each other. Ty and Casey, I should of hired you guys to do my wedding, if I had only known. I hope everyone is well. Keep in touch.
Tyler Nadeau [Photography]
Well hello. I can’t believe I’m doing this. Since school I went on and got my BFA at the NH Institute of Art and then started my own photography company. I shoot weddings, schools, and dance schools. I’m doing my best to get out of weddings; they pay well but I’m sick of them. Hope everyone is great and hope to hear from you. All my info is the same as it was in school.
Carrisa Trepka (Glende) [Art]
Since 1998, I went to get my art education masters degree. I have been teaching art for the last 7 years. I love it. I just had my first boy who just turned one. Motherhood is the best. Still love to travel here there and everywhere, Im making my way west to New Mexico. I do my art whenever I can. A lot of commission stuff. I hold you all in a very special place in my heart. New England will always be a very fond memory of life. Peace and love.
Erin Ames [Photography]
Since graduating I have landed a job with an outstanding wedding company, where I am working as the fashion and glamour artist.I am still in contact with my long time best friend Rosy (who has two wonderful girls!!) I am glad everyone is doing well. And wish the best for everyone.
Jessica Kern [Photography]
Here’s a quick look at my life. I married my 4th grade sweetheart and soul mate, Jeremy VanDerVliet in June’03. We combined our last names, I am now Jess VanDerKern, and I am very happy! We bought an old farm house in Fitzwilliam, NH, about 20 miles south of Keene. Jeremy teaches English at Keene High. We have four parrots, (Calypso, Icuras, Loki and Inti) and two Dobermans (Dakota, Moon and Oberon). We opened our own shop, The Vintage Rose Florist. We sell flowers, antiques and gifts. I’ve been doing floral design for the last six years. I’m still best friends w/ Jess Packard and see Tyler Nadeau from time to time. “I got nothing more to say…” JB-’Volcano’
Jessica Marony (Peck) [Design]
01-28-05 After eight long years of courtship, Mark and I finally got married last August (2004) and we’re expecting a baby in June! I’m currently working from home as a freelance graphic artist. I’d love to know what my fellow WPC alums are up to…
07-20-2006 Still happily freelance-designing from home while raising a one-year-old… Keeping VERY busy. Hope to have a self-promo/portfolio website up & running soon… Man — just took the “online tour”… Ol’ WPC has really changed!
Kim Bastien [Photography]
Hello everybody! Since graduating I have been in Sales. I have had the opportunity to travel some and take some great photos along the way. I recently started an online party invitaiton company with my biz partner called www.thepinkseaturtle.com. I love it! I am finally using those design and layout classes I thought I wouldn’t need. LOL!! Take care all and chat soon!
Well, it’s been a long time since life at WPC! Since graduation I have had many great experiences working with photography. But, I now currently do accounting for a living. I have been steadily working towards my CPA. School is tough at this age. ) I would love to hear what everyone else has been up to, exspecially Shawna and Jessica. We lost touch sometime back in 1999.
Hope all is well with everyone.
Peter Keyser [Design]
Hello everyone. Sorry I haven’t been in touch with any of my fellow classmates. I’ve been busy the past seven years. I got a job about a month after graduation, working for a local newspaper as the graphic designer, plus I manage a copy center in the same building that is owned by the paper. I have a son, Austen Montegomery Keyser, born September 21, 2001. Got married to a beautiful woman, Loni, on July 19, 2003. Was involved in a motor vehicle accident the morning of my wedding. Don’t worry-the wedding went on without a hitch. Bought a house in Pittsburg, NH and have lived there 4 years. Other than that things are going great.
Shawna K. (McGarvey) Johnson [Photography]
I guess the biggest & best thing that has happen to me since college was: meeting the right man and having a beautiful son. Now we currently live on the east coast of North Carolina, due to my husband serving in the United States Marines Corps, stationed at Camp Lejeune. Being in a military family we have a lot of opportunity to travel when our son gets a little older… we are excited for things to come.
Wendy White (Falabella)
Hello everyone. Since graduation, I married Sean in 2000 and I am now a “stay at home Mom”. We have a 6 yr old girl, and a 4 yr old boy. We bought a house in Barnstead, NH in 2003, and we are living happily ever after!
Christopher Donovan [Photography]
Robyn and I are married and living in Weymouth, MA. She is working as a Sonographer at South Shore Hospital. I’m working commercially as a freelance photographer and retouch artist in Boston. I’m also keeping up my personal work and just published a selection of that work in a new book at thirty.christopherleedonovan.com.
Colleen (Conway) Shields [Photography]
I worked for several years as a photographer at a great studio in Manchester, then I met my husband, got married and moved to Iceland for 3 1/2 years! I had a wonderful experience photographing the country. We recently relocated to NH again, and I’m thrilled to be back in the area!
John McGondel [Liberal Studies]
I moved on to receive my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Studies, then on to my Master’s in Education. Am now teaching, and have written published five books, including one novel, one collection of short stories, and one college textbook adjunct. I went to Chester College when it was still called White Pines College, and have seen it steadily grow and improve since then.
I graduated from White Pines in 2000, and graduated from Notre Dame College in 2002 with a BA in Counseling Psychology. I’ve been working at an adolescent girls group home for 2+ years now, and currently participate in seminars and conferences, but no ‘normal’ classes. My partner Daryl and I have been together almost 5 years now, and are looking to buy a home. I’m into reading, taking things easy, and meeting new friends/reconnecting with ‘old’ ones.
David Sokol [Photography]
Staff photographer at Community Newspaper Company, MA (C.N.C.). Numerous award winning photos in the New England Press Association yearly competitons (NEPA).
I have been working for Community Newspaper Company as a staff photographer for the past three years, before that I had been freelancing for various publications. I live with Lisa Huot in an apartment (both of us graduated the same year). I hope to have a web site up and running soon and continue to photograph daily. Check out my sportsshooter.com page and send me a message, I’d love to see what some of my old friends have been up to.
After earning my Associate’s degree at WPC I finished school at Fitchburg State and earned my BA in Psychology and Human Services with a minor in Philosophy. Lived in MA for the past 5 years and just 6 weeks ago, decided I needed a “new start” so I packed my car and I am now living in sunny Florida where by day I work in the merchandising department of a Fortune 500 company designing leather bags. By night, I am pursuing my dream job in stand up comedy, and my sister is managing my career. I am hoping to be signed by an agent within the next year so I can get on the circuit and do some traveling.
Lindsay E. Thornhill [Social Work]
Hello All..Lins here again, Just a quick note, I’m back at the shipyard. I’m not doing to shabby, just got back from VA, and also have a myspace page. Hope all is well with everyone.
Lisa Huot [Design]
I am currently working as a receptionist. I keep in touch with some White Pines people on facebook. I am living with David Sokol in Massahusetts (yes we are STILL together lol). i would love to hear from any of my classmates! Hope you are all doing great!
Nicole Ayoub [Photography]
I love the website, a lot has changed since I graduated. The campus looks great and brings back some memories.
A little update about me, I currently work at a bank but my passion is still photography. I do photograph weddings on the weekends and love it. I have participated in a few art showings and would always love to do more. I have a small website, visit me at www.nmaphotography.com
Thanks so much ~Nicole Ayoub
Arthur Carvalho [Photography]
I’m currently employed as a full time photographer for ActionPhotos.com, based in Manchester, NH. Looking forward to providing the photo services for the Fishercats at their new stadium right next door to our studio! Keep in touch, it’s good to know what everyone is up to.
Caron Gonthier [Photography]
I graduated from Goddard College with my MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts in July ’07. I’m living in Northfield, NH with my husband and young son. I create mixed media art that you can see here …http://byzanicon.bravehost.com. I keep a blog at http://byzanicon.wordpress.com.
Deb Yost [Photography]
Hey everyone, well I am on the move again this time to Charlottesville, VA. I’ll send another update soon when I get settled.
Samantha Anne Frontiero [Creative Writing]
Hey everybody! Sam here, living (stuck is more like it) in Gloucester, Mass. with my wonderful boyfriend of 2 years, Brian, in an AWESOME apartment on the water 2 sec. from the beach. I work at a prominent business full-time and still write occasionally. Hope everyone is well:)
Scott Baker [Photography]
After graduating I worked for Actionphotos.com until 2006. I am now teaching English at an Elementary School in South Korea and working on my photography projects.
Albert Vargas Jr. [Design]
I’m currently working in publishing at Pearson Education – hope soon to be in multimedia.
Crystal Cobb [Professional Writing ]
I came to the site looking for contact info for Kathy Neff-Ragsdale, she was a journalism teacher when I was there. I am looking into freelance work for local publications and it would be nice to use her as a reference, seeing as she thought what I produced was quality. I also I wanted to ask her advice, she was a writer for the Derry News but from my look at there site I could not find her to still be there. If someone could contact me with a way to reach her I would really apreciate it.
As for me and how I am since college. I’m surviving, I don’t have a fancy job from my degree, I wasn’t expecting one anyway. What I do have Is a home and a dog and a very relaxed lifstyle which alows me to be my creative self and that’s all I need. I would like to get into teaching not at the college level I don’t plan on getting a masters. I want to teach seventh grade reading I am not knowlegeable of the process at which to approach this desire of mine so any coaching in the area of teacher certification would be appreciated.
I didn’t get married,and I didn’t have any kids. As for what I do I’d rather not get into it, I’ve been up and down with finances but that’s all apart of being a first time homeowner. As for my work, I create it very few see, or read it, I do not do online social networking and have yet to find a venue in my area. I am however close to being more apart of the art community, I just need to actually dip my toes in the water again i did before i did’nt like it.
Thank you please respond if not to anything else, I realy would love to get in touch with Kathy, Thank you.
Hollie Hill [Photography]
Hello! After moving back to NY and then back to NH again, and after several good and bad jobs, I have started my business titled Hollie Hill Photography. Yeah I know, wicked original but let’s face it, my name is catchy and it sounds good! Well it’s going well, living like a rockstar and creating images almost everyday, while during the day I substitute teach all around Derry. I am now just waiting on Chester College to offer a Masters program so I can continue my education.
Jessie O’Donnell [Photography]
Where am I and what am I doing? I moved to South Florida and I am loving every minute! I live with two friends 1 mile away from the beach and have launched my own photography business. I work out of my home. I have a schedule of jobs that I have been hired for from weddings to many individual requests. I have also been making unique handmade books upon request (much thanks to Nancy Diessner). I am making good money and having fun in the process. Most of my hiring is due to word of mouth. Thanks to all my professors; especially Diessner and Matsumoto. Thank you!!!
Kimberly (Miller) Bishop [Photography]
Hey everyone! I am back living in Maine where I belong. I have the most amazing 18 month old boy who has changed my life so much. I got married this past June and am loving every minute of being a mom, step-mom (to a 9 year old), and wife. I am kinda out numbered in the house, but I don’t know where I’d be without my 3 boys. I am currently working at a historical Inn in North Conway and shooting a few weddings here and there. I love my wonderful family and am loving life in the white mountains!
Mary Boland-Doyle [Creative Writing]
Thanks again to Chester for being an amazing institution with personal attention.
Mary Boland-Doyle [Creative Writing]
Thanks, Chester – for EVERYTHING!
Paul Justin Hollingsworth [Design]
Hello! I’ve been keeping pretty busy lately. I got a cool chance to show some of my illustrations locally in the Dover area soon after graduating. I’m currently Lead Graphic Designer for HRPsports in the Rochester Farmington area. I get to design custom work for motocross bikes and work on all their promotional materials. It’s something new every day, alright. In my spare time I’m still working on sequential art and trying to one day make a graphic novel. Hope everyone is doing great. I miss you guys.
Sara (Leshin) Desharnais [Creative Writing]
Just a quick note to let everyone know how I’m doing. I worked at a pretty crappy company after I graduated, but it gave me the experience I would need to get my current job, which I love. I’m working as a production editor for a publishing company called Arcadia Publishing, in Portsmouth. I love it.
I also got married on June 5, 2005, to my high school sweetheart, Jeff. We’re living in Manchester with our cutie-pie kitty Sophie.
Aaron Stout [Photography]
I’m currently Media Production Manager at Optek Music Systems, Inc. (www.fretlight.com) producing videos, DVDs, and all commercial/PR photography for the company. I couldn’t ask for a more fun job. I am doing what I love. Any alumni interested in starting up a critique group? Meet once a month, just to see what each of us have been doing, and what direction we’re going? Contact me if you’re interested.
Allen Grooms [Photography]
Hello everyone! Well my summer has been really hectic, working 3 jobs, one of which is my own photography business. The business was started in early August of 2005, and right now I am building the store merchandise, getting my photographs shot, worked on and printed. My work is also going to be displayed at Bilancia Gallery on West Pearl Street in Nashua, NH throughout October, starting on September 3rd … The actual date of the opening is October 15, and all that want to attend are welcome. I will be at the opening on the 15th, so any support that I can receive would be great, and if you would pass around the information about the gallery that would be excellent PR as well. Well I hope everyone’s summer is going well, and I will be stopping by the school from time to time to see everone….I miss you all….Take care and best wishes..
Allen Grooms [Photography]
Hello everyone! Well my summer has been really hectic, working 3 jobs, one of which is my own photography business. The business was started in early August of 2005, and right now I am building the store merchandise, getting my photographs shot, worked on and printed. My work is also going to be displayed at Bilancia Gallery on West Pearl Street in Nashua, NH throughout October, starting on September 3rd … The actual date of the opening is October 15, and all that want to attend are welcome. I will be at the opening on the 15th, so any support that I can receive would be great, and if you would pass around the information about the gallery that would be excellent PR as well. Well I hope everyone’s summer is going well, and I will be stopping by the school from time to time to see everone….I miss you all….Take care and best wishes….
previously known as Spaz
Amanda Tucker [Photography]
Hey guys. I am currently living in Austin Texas working as a school photographer and working on a gallery opening for next year. All is going good for me. I miss you guys.
Jamila Houde [Art Education]
Things are going really well for me. I recieved my art education degree and have a great job (not teaching). I am having my second gallery in Richmond, VA that will be up from december-jan or feb and am currently doing commission work-my main client is Sas Christian! I was also published on a page spread in Skratch Magazine in June 2006 and part of an art book coming out sometime in 2007!
Norma Vitale [Photography]
Life has been busy after Chester College. I have had a few jobs with school day photography, a couple of photo labs jobs and even a camera sales person. I’ve had shows in a few local galleries and do various freelance photography jobs.
However, last year I put all that aside and decided to go back to school to become a Medical Assistant. I have just graduated my medical program and searching for a new job. I do plan to go back and continue photography on the side when I get more settled in my new career.
I’m now engaged and will be getting married in 2011. I have a happy life
Thank you Chester College for being a great school.
Rachel (Hynes) Sicari [Creative Writing]
Since graduating in 2005, I left my longterm position at the Eagle-Tribune in Lawrence, Mass. to pursue full-time employment closer to home. I currently work as a loan officer at Service Credit Union in Rochester. I’ve been employed here over a year and read and write in my own time. I married a wonderful Italian man–musician, creator and rebel–Halloween ’06 and our first child is due next month, April 26, ’07. We live in a vast farmhouse in Lebanon, ME, surrounded by 30 acres of woods.
Heather Soucy [Photography]
I am currently working at Service Credit Union as a Special Accounts Rep…i call and ask people for money for a living. I also photograph weddings on the side as well as family portraits and things of the like. Also trying to get my photography company on the road.
In May I am moving to Martha’s Vineyard with my boyfriend to try something different and hopefully start my career as a full time artist. Hope everyone is well!
Jacqueline Patron Berrios [Graphic Design]
Well I’m married now, so my new name is Jacqueline Berrios and I’m actually expecting my 1st child.
I currently work for Stone Academy in Hamden Connecticut. I’m an admissions representative. I love it because I sell education and you can’t go wrong with that. I freelance for my graphic and web design. I designed Melissa Bento’s wedding invitations.
Melissa Ann Bento [Fine Arts]
Just wanted to give an update on what I was up to! I am currently still in the Boston area working at a Travel and Leisure marketing firm. I am planning my wedding for 2009 currently, as for the art world I am working on a few new pieces from my small apartment. And I hope to have another show in the fall of my work. I hope everyone is doing well!
William Todd Abernathy [Creative Writing]
It’s been two years, and I will be graduating from SNHU with an MFA in Fiction this July. I continue to write and submit, amidst the delicious insanity of two daughters and a loving wife. I recently won the 2009 SNHU MFA Prize in Amoskaeg Magazine with an excerpt from my thesis, ‘Trust Me: Confessions of a Used Car Salesman.’ When I’m not writing, I’m holed-up in my woodshop, trying to build a better birdhouse.
Chris Christie [Creative Writing]
Since graduating I spent a semester at Montserrat, but decided to lay off the schooling to take care of business, and now I’m looking forward to the release of RoadKill this summer, and I’m plugging away at a new start up, CBC Consulting Group which is tied into Ravensgawk Studio (which was founded with help from CCNE.)
Courtney Brown [Grahpic Design]
Thanks for everything everyone did there for me through the years, I am still grateful. I’m working as a graphic designer/ Administrative Assistant in concord at Cornerstone Association Management Firm. Thank you Chester for getting me where i am today, you all rock
Dawn Coutu [Creative Writing]
I am currently working a steady temp job, which gives me time to work on my writing. Speaking of which, Ad Hoc Monadnock online recently accepted three of my poems at http://www.adhocmonadnock.org/CurrentIssueTOC.html. Check the poems out, since the site also accepts fiction around the Southern NH region. Hope all is well with everyone.
Georgianna Piper Jennison [Interdisciplinary Studies]
Hi all! I’m currently working as a recruiter for the Student Conservation Association. You can find me online at www.thesca.org/southeast.
Michelle Daugherty [Creative Writing]
Just thought it was time for an update. I am halfway through with my first semester of law school at New England Law Boston. We also are expecting our first child, a boy, due May 23rd.
Life is going well and I wish everyone at Chester my best.