The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 30, 2000


Congratulations to our College Graduates

· Brendan McAndrew of Nickles Lane graduated on June 4 from Lehigh University with a bachelor of science in computer science from the School of Engineering. He has accepted a position with the MediVision division of Stratec Medical in Bern, Switzerland, starting in July.

· Annie Henderson of Brook Street graduated summa cum laude in classics from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey in May. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Eta Sigma Phi, national honor society for classics. She plans to continue studying the classics in graduate school this fall.

· Erinn McNeill of Munroe Hill Road graduated cum laude from Georgetown University on May 27. She majored in English with a minor in economics. Erinn will be working for Navigant/Peterson Consulting in Washington, DC as a financial consultant.

· Christopher Mendosa of Munroe Hill graduated from Roanoke College with a bachelor of arts degree with a major in English.

· Eric R. Modeen of Berry Corner Road graduated from Tufts Univeristy with a bachelor of arts degree in international relations.

· Bob Forsberg, formerly of Autumn Lane, and his wife Sisley Tiernan-Forsberg have both just received their MBAs from the Goldwater School of Business at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

· Genevieve Saphier of Bellows Hill Road (CCHS '92 and a '96 graduate of Columbia University) went on to the University of Pennsylvania to study nursing and women's health. In December 1999, she was awarded a bachelor of science in nursing magna cum laude. In May 2000 she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the academic honor society for nursing. In June 2000, she received a master's of science in nursing from Penn's Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program.

Genevieve will be returning to Massachusetts to begin work at the Reproductive Science Center of Boston located in Waltham.

· Karen Larsen of Concord Street graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University on May 30 with a master's degree in public affairs. This year marks the Centennial of the Graduate School at Princeton. Larsen is a 1984 graduate of CCHS.

Karen is employed at Isles, a non-profit organization based in Trenton, New Jersey, which is focused on urban revitalization.

· Greg Justin Getchell of West Street graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a bachelor of science degree in computer science.

· Vivian A. Cole of Sunset Road, a UMass Lowell nursing student, received the UMass Lowell Trustees' Key during the commencement ceremonies held recently at the Tsongas Arena. The Trustees' Key is the highest recognition given to baccalaureate graduates at UMass Lowell. It is awarded to students who have completed their four years of study at UMass Lowell with a perfect 4.00 grade point average. Cole is only the eleventh student to receive the Trustees' Key since it was authorized 20 years ago by the Board of Trustees of the University of Lowell. As recipient of the Trustees' Key, Cole is also recognized as being the UMass Lowell Class of 2000 Valedictorian.

· James Murrough of Cross Street graduated from Emory University in Atlanta with a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience and behavioral biology. While at Emory, he worked in the Emory School of Medicine laboratory doing brain research and is co-author of a scientific paper to be published on the results of his study. He has received a National Institute of Mental Health grant to continue his research at the Cornell Medical School functional neuroimaging laboratory in New York City for the next year. He will enter Tufts University School of Medicine in the fall of 2001.

· Liane Malcos of East Street graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology from Brown University. Liane completed her collegiate rowing career as a four-year member of Brown University's rowing team by capturing gold rowing in the varsity 8 at the NCAA Division 1 Rowing Championship held in Camden, New Jersey on May 28. The Brown Women's Rowing Team won the Team Gold as they claimed their second consecutive NCAA Women's Rowing Championship and was once again awarded the NCAA Gold Watch as winners of a Division 1 Championship. The Brown Varsity 8 finished the rowing season undefeated; capturing both the Ivy League Championship and the Eastern Sprints. Last summer, Liane as a member of the National Rowing Team trained at the ARCO Olympic training site in San Diego and won a bronze medal in the 4-boat at the Nations Cup—Under 23 World Championships in Hamburg, Germany. Liane won Gold at the Women's Henley Regatta in 1998 and as a high school rower in 1995 where she also earned honors as a National High School Rowing Champion in the Varsity 4 rowing for The Groton School.

· Jennifer Rothenberg of Carleton Road graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in marketing and finance.

· Margaret King Saphier of Bellows Hill Road was one of 90 women and men to graduate from Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre in commencement exercises held on Monday, May 15. Her home church is the First Religious Society. In September 2000 she will be enrolled in the Residency Program at Interfaith Health Care Ministries in Providence, Rhode Island. She will be serving as Chaplain for Hospice of Rhode Island and was ordained June 11 at the First Religious Society of Carlisle.

Saphier was one of 67 men and women to receive a master of divinity degree from Andover Newton this May. The program prepares individuals for ordination in most Protestant denominations and requires a minimum of six semesters of study.

· Kathryn James of Baldwin Road graduated from Hampshire College on May 20. Kathryn's senior thesis, which Hampshire calls a "Division III" project, was titled "Kennel Enrichment for Guide Dogs."

· Kim Ajgaonkar of Peter Hans Road graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University. She received a bachelor of arts degree majoring in early childhood education.

· Elizabeth Bing, a member of the class of 2000, graduated from Richmond University with a bachelor of science degree. She was named a Scholar Athlete in recognition of her four-year contribution to Richmond's Division 1 women's soccer team. Bing is employed as an instructor in marine biology at Key West, Florida.

Bing is a graduate of the Carlisle school system (1992) and Concord-Carlisle High School (1996) where she captained three sports (soccer, swimming, and lacrosse). She is the daughter of Ruth and Edward Bing of Old East Street.

· Carrie Anne Kudirka of Arlington, Massachusetts, formerly of Bellows Hill Road, received her masters degree in education, summa cum laude, from Lesley College in Cambridge. Carrie is presently employed as an elementary school teacher for the Groton/Dunstable School District.

· Erin McCormick of Bellows Hill Road graduated cum laude from Simmons College in Boston with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education.

· Ryan Alexander Meserve of Woodland Road received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University.

· Seth Adams of Orchard Acres Drive received a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

· Gina Borella of East Riding Drive received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

· Heather L. Tobin of Judy Farm Road was awarded a master's degree in public health from Boston University School of Public Health. Tobin earned her undergraduate degree in sociology from Drew University.

· William R. Taylor of Hemlock Hill was a member of the graduating class at Fairfield University. Taylor majored in mathematics and information systems and was also active in Pi Mu Epsilon, the national honor society for mathematics majors.

· Jason Newcom of Estabrook Road received the Roche Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry on June 16.

Jason is a doctoral candidate in organic chemistry at the University of Michigan. Only one person per university can win this award and only seven students were selected nationwide. The award consists of a certificate and a $1,500 check that was presented at a symposium at Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. in Nutley, New Jersey.

Jason's research is directed towards the synthesis of tedanolide. Tedanolide has one of the most potent anti-cancer and anti-tumor profiles discovered and can be used to treat lymphotic leukemia and carcinoma of the nasopharanx. Tedanolide occurs naturally only in tedania ignis (firesponge) found in the Caribbean.

· Judith Taylor Dion, formerly of Heald Road, received a bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, from Keene State College, Keene, N. H. on May 14, 2000. She is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta honor society.

Judith is a graduate of the Concord-Carlisle High School and Gordon College, Wenham, MA.

· Tim Cardiasmenos, a student of the Carlisle Schools and a 1995 graduate of CCHS, will be attending Villanova University School of Law in the fall of 2000. Tim graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maryland in 1999. Tim will be moving to Villanova after teaching sailing this summer in Duxbury. At this time, he plans to focus on marine law.

· Kasten Kenig of Judy Farm Road received a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

· Stephanie A. Liteplo of Curve Street received a bachelor's degree in biology May 29 from Bates College during the college's 134th commencement exercises.

Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of the Diocese of Cape Town and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy of racial justice in South Africa, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and delivered the commencement address.

2000 The Carlisle Mosquito