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Judith Ryan was inducted into the Marshfield High School Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017.

Middleton McGoodwin, G’76, G’86, recently retired, concluding a 48-year career in public education, serving in Massachusetts from 1970-2011 and in New Hampshire from 2011-2018. He is very grateful to the Massachusetts State University system for providing him with several opportunities that greatly assisted him with his work in two Massachusetts school systems over 41 consecutive years.

Jean Ciborowski Fahey recently released a children’s book, I'll Build You a Bookcase, through Lee and Low Publishing. With support from the William Penn Foundation, 25,000 copies will be distributed for free to Philadelphia families with young children through Reach Out and Read and other family organizations. The book is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic and Vietnamese.

David Keefe was appointed executive chairman and board member of i3 Broadband LLC. He was the co-founder and CEO of Atlantic Broadband, the 11th largest broadband operator in the country. Mr. Keefe is also an advisory board member of Dragonfly Bioscience UK.

Frederick E. Rugg, G’72, released the 35th edition of his college guidebook, Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges.

Dr. Catherine Belleville Holbrook, G’81, retired after a 40-year career in higher education, including 23 years at Bridgewater State, and for the last six years, as vice president for student affairs at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Ms. Holbrook was Bridgewater State’s 2006 recipient of the Martha D. Jones Award for Outstanding Dedication to Students.

Phil MacDougall is the new executive director of the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada. He had been executive director at the Reno-based business networking organization Western Industrial Nevada.

Paul Putnam became a kidney donor in March 2020 and reports that both he and the recipient of his kidney are doing great. He would like to challenge his classmates to become donors.

John “Sean” Ryan is the program director of the OSHA Training Institute Education Center, Region 1, in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Nicholas M. Garofolo played the lead role in the film Twenty Twenty, which won Best Psychedelic Fantasy Short Film at the Retro Avant Garde Film Festival and will be picked up by Troma Entertainment. He held a supporting role in Bobo Touch Helpline: The Kisser, which screened at the Manhattan Film Festival, Festival of Cinema NYC in August 2019 and Coney Island Film Festival September 2019. He wrote Raw Sewage, which screened at the New York Underground Comedy Festival in May 2020 and the Couch Film Festival in February


Siobhan Lomba was promoted from head of support services to vice president of technology at WithHealth, Inc., a precision concierge telehealth company for employers and their employees.

Dawn C. Anderson became the first woman elected to serve as the town moderator for Grafton on May 22.

Richard MacLean was promoted to lieutenant in the Amherst Police Department.

Michael Child earned a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College on July 23 after completing a two-year distance education program. He will be taking command of the 206th Digital Liaison Detachment at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Jessie Bender Beerman, MEd, is a Montessori Mentor with Higher Ground Education, working to modernize and mainstream Montessori Education through coaching, mentorship and consulting.

Margo MacPhail LaPointe co-founded a K-8 private school, Seaview Learning, which serves both full-time private school students and part-time hybrid/remote/homeschooling students.

Malachi Charbonneau is general manager of MedAptus.

Kelsey Johnson is the graduate manager for the 2021-2022 season of the Ole Miss women’s basketball team.

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