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BSU Works

From the halls of Congress, to cutting-edge tech companies, to the world of music, BSU alumni are leaders in many sectors and industries.

Also in this issue: Treasures from the Archives, 1970 Alumna One of First Female Air Force Pilots, Learning to Teach in Post-Pandemic World 

President Clark

President's Perspective

President Frederick W. Clark Jr., Esq., ’83

"Now more than ever, the world needs forward-thinking individuals attuned to the social injustices of this world and armed with the desire and know-how necessary to change things for the better."

Read President Clark's full letter »

Student Perspective

Student Perspective

Sarah Carlozzi, ’24
Faculty Focus

Faculty Focus

Dr. Enping Li/Computer Science and
Dr. Hannarae Lee/Criminal Justice

Capital Careers

By John Winters G’11

Meet alumni who have found their careers and passion in public service

Bridgewater State University alumni work at all levels of government. From the halls of the U.S. Congress to the Massachusetts Statehouse to congressional offices around the commonwealth, Bears are doing important behind-the-scenes work of government.

We spoke to four alumni whose talent, expertise and work ethic have made them indispensable to the politicians and public they serve.

Haley Arnold
Director of Scheduling and Senior Executive Assistant for Governor Charlie Baker
Regional Director for U.S. Senator Ed Markey
District Representative for U.S. Congressman Stephen F. Lynch
Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

They Call the Tune

By Brian Benson and Heather Harris Michonski

Meet alumni who have turned their love of music into rewarding careers

Making beautiful music are two BSU alumni forging careers in one of the most challenging of fields. Greg Fernandes, ’13, founded Rose Conservatory in Brockton, which is dedicated to helping young people find the same joy in music that he always has. Meanwhile, a song written and performed by Jennifer Christensen, ’16, was featured on a television series on the Bravo network.

Alumnus starts conservatory in Brockton
Alumna making headway as singer-songwriter

More Stories

Alumnus’ job in tech field includes showcasing latest in robotics
Mary (Mel) Donahue, ’70, looks back at her career as an Air Force pilot and educator
BSU's Archives and Special Collections is home to a wide – and surprising – array of items
Helping tomorrow’s educators navigate a post-pandemic world

Alumni Update

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