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WNE100 Alumni Profiles

  • Reflecting on Career, Mark Berthiaume '78 Wants to Give Back

    July 10, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    With a note of self-deprecation, describing his job as “weird” seems like just the sort of thing Mark Berthiaume ’78...

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  • Student Turned Staff Member Alyssa Caliguri '13 Continues to Learn at Western New England

    July 7, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    Not every student who shows up on campus in their freshman year can expect to stay there for ten years - most college degrees take only four to...

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  • The Story of Robin '84 & Roger Chiasson '83 Remains Rooted to Western New England

    July 2, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    The world has changed a lot over the last almost four decades, but their relationship has remained constant, as the story of Robin (Wagner)...

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  • Danielle Chylinski '17 Harnesses Positive Potential of Social Media

    July 1, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    There’s not a day that goes by where political tweets aren’t making headlines and family feuds aren’t taking place on...

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  • A Registered Nurse & An Attorney: Donna Craig L'82 Has Secured Position in Healthcare Law as Both

    June 30, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    A registered nurse, and an attorney. That's a powerful combination, and Donna J. Craig L’82 happens to be both. Craig began her career...

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  • Alyssa DiNubila '10 Keeps the Music Blaring at Sirius XM

    June 25, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    As she listens to Pat Boone songs, goes through clips of All About Eve, and promotes a celebration for Neil Sedaka, one wouldn’t think...

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  • Before Denis Gagnon G'76, People Hated Hand Dryers

    June 20, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    “Everybody hated hand dryers,” recalled Denis Gagnon G’76. “They’d be animated about rubbing...

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  • Communication Department's Brenda Garton-Sjoberg Has Enjoyed Lifetime of Reporters and Lectures

    June 18, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    In 2007, a student of journalism took her seat, among a group of 20-somethings just itching to get their careers underway. But she’d...

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  • Kara Kapinos '87/G'89 Happy to Call Western New England Home for Her and Her Family

    June 6, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    To many, the completion of a bachelor’s degree is the end of their college experience. But for one graduate of Western New England...

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  • Cheryl Kozak '88 Adding Value to Life, Career at Travelers

    June 3, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    With Travelers now for over twenty years, Cheryl Kozak ’88 says she is at a point in her career where she’s focused on working...

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  • Working For You, Mike Masciadrelli '15 is Committed to Local News

    May 28, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    “Working for you” is more than just the slogan his station is known for, it’s a mantra that Mike Masciadrelli...

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  • Screenwriter Layla O'Shea '00 Hopes to Tell Stories That Raise Awareness

    May 23, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    When filming began on Just Say Goodbye, the cast and crew were on a miniscule budget, working around busy schedules, and filming only on weekends....

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  • Non-profit Leader Suzanne Parker L'03 Fosters Success at Girls Inc. of the Valley

    May 21, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    Growing up in a blue-collar family from Belchertown, Massachusetts, law school never even seemed like a possibility. Dad enlisted in the Marines as...

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  • McKenzie Pezze '16 Sees the Business Side of Basketball With Boston Celtics

    May 19, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    Being a part of the 17-time World Series Champion Boston Celtics is something not everybody can say. But for one Western New England University...

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  • After All the Changes That Have Happened in His Life, Trevor Reynolds '87 is Happier Now Than Ever Before

    May 16, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    In 1983, his father told him that he would attend Post College in Waterbury, Connecticut to study accounting. Everything sounded like it was...

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  • With Hard Work, Dedication and a Dash of Luck, Brian Shimansky '08 Goes Global as Male Model

    May 11, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    Attending a John Mayer concert while undergoing treatment for Lyme disease doesn’t sound like a typical pathway to success, but it was...

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  • Whether at Six Flags or UMass, Joe Van Allen '08 Has Always Worked to Help People Feel Positive

    May 5, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    In his first year at Western New England University, he was a self-described introvert, unsure about his future. Fast forward about ten years, and...

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  • Lashawna Wright Edmond '12 Remains Committed to Multicultural Student Affairs

    April 30, 2019 - 12:00 PM

    Imagine attending a school you didn’t like very much, and were ready to transfer away - only to find yourself more involved on campus,...

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  • Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Dave Fortier '87/G'96 Channels Tragedy into Change

    April 5, 2019 - 12:05 PM

    Running down Boylston Street in support of a friend suffering from leukemia, exhausted but determined to complete the Boston Marathon, Dave Fortier...

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    February 27, 2019 - 12:55 PM

    Though she’ll tell you it was never on her radar to work for the Boston Red Sox, it’s really the only career Brenna Peterson...

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  • Bani Chandrasena '93 Leads Diversity & Inclusion Efforts at the London Stock Exchange in Sri Lanka

    January 29, 2019 - 3:00 PM

    Today she’s the Head of Human Resources for the London Stock Exchange (LSEG) in Sri Lanka, responsible for leading the new Diversity,...

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