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Class Notes

Elayne Scott Neal published her second book, Kabir-Like Chastisements: To Get on The Return Path Material to Spiritual, under pen name E. N. Light.

Norlinda A. Conroe published her first adult novel, Clearly Hidden, a mystery novel set in Falmouth. A sequel is in the works.

Kathleen M. Teahan published a new book, For the People Against the Tide: A Democratic Woman’s Ten Years in the Massachusetts Legislature. She hopes it will educate readers about the potential power legislators have to help people in countless ways, motivate them to pay attention to government, and use the power of their voices and votes to help heal our democracy.

Richard A. Gonsalves has a collection of seven signed Super Bowl helmets, which he displayed in Gloucester for the 2022 Super Bowl. CBS Boston filmed the collection and interviewed him for the nightly news. Local news- papers also ran stories about the helmets, inspiring many people to come view them.

Robert Cote released his first novel, Tenure Track: A Griff Thayer Mystery, which he describes as something for fans of old-style detective noir mysteries, but in a contemporary context.

Brian Sullivan was named the Southern California market director of BenefitMall.

Mary E. Yakimowski, PhD, is director of educational studies at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama. She was elected to a leadership position in the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Special Interest Group on Classroom Assessment. AERA is an organization of about 25,000 educational researchers.

Timothy P. Millerick, ’82, G’86, is executive director of the Texoma Behavioral Health Leadership Team.

Michael E. Nickley joined the BayCoast Mortgage Company, LLC, as first vice president, senior loan officer.

Steve Kyajohnian retired from the Lunenburg school system in 2017 after teaching physical education for 30 years. In September 2021, he was inducted into the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame. In 1983, he began coaching both winter and spring girls track at the high school level, a role he continues to fill.

Kevin Tavares is the principal of Old Hammondtown School in Mattapoisett.

Michael Mello received the 2021 M. M. Frocht Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements as an educator in the field of experimental mechanics. He is teaching professor of mechanical and civil engineering in the California Institute of Technology’s Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences.

James Vaughan launched the production and postproduction collective The Cabinet in San Francisco.

Steve Goodyear was promoted from senior vice president of sales and marketing to president of Summit Hill Foods, Inc., in November 2021.

Troy C. Hopkins, G’96, is superintendent for the North Stonington, Connecticut, public schools.

Philip Warren, Jr., is the city manager for Berlin, New Hampshire.

Shannon A. Poulos is chief financial officer at Bain Capital Global Private Equity.

John D. Pine is assistant vice chancellor for alumni engagement at UC Santa Cruz.

Christopher Pereira earned a Master of Business Administration degree from UMass Amherst in fall 2021. He was also elected president of the Dartmouth Youth Football League, a youth Pop Warner football/cheer league for children ages 5-14.

Amy Lee Westervelt’s children’s novel, The Colors Inside of Me, was published in August 2021. Featuring a powerful message about inner beauty and self-acceptance.

Ashlee L. Kirkwood was promoted to senior research biologist at Smithers Environmental Research Sciences Division in fall 2021.

Massiel Abramson launched Massiel Abramson, LMFT, Therapy & Consulting in June 2020. It provides clinical treatment, mental health and professional coaching, mostly online. Ms. Abramson also offers consulting to companies and organizations, focusing on mental health, trauma, race and equity.

Barry Sanders, G’11, was sworn in for his third term as a Taunton city councilor. He is chair of the Committee on Ordinances & Enrolled Bills and the Committee on Youth & Recreation. Mr. Sanders is a clinical social worker at the Department of Mental Health in Brockton and an adjunct faculty member in BSU’s School of Social Work.

Kristen E. Helm received the Southeast Texas 40 under 40 Award, which honors recipients for their academic achievements, professional success and community involvement.

Gerald J. Pouliot, G’13, director of Children’s Services at Latham Centers, was selected to join the Massachusetts Association of Approved Special Education Schools Board of Directors. He began his career as a special education teacher in public school systems before joining Latham Centers in 2010 as lead teacher in the school’s Nauset classroom.

Molly E. Rouillard participated in the 2020 U.S. Olympic marathon trials and the 2021 Boston Marathon.

Shannon N. Beloin is the newest police officer for the Town of Hopkinton.

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