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Class Notes

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Spring 2020

  • Congratulations to Dr. Emma Dundon '96, G'99 (12 years at CON) and Dr. Jean DeMartinis (16 years at CON) on their well-deserved retirement! We are so thankful for all of their service to our College. If you would like to share any well-wishes, please email Ben Monat at

  • Dorothy Barden Walsh ’75 writes that she works at Providence St Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington.

  • Robin Downey ’87 is working at Brigham Women’s Hospital in Boston in the Hematology/Oncology department.

  • Sergei Ivantchev, MD graduated in 2000 from the FNP program and worked for 5 years as a NP. He went back and completed a residency in Family Medicine and has been working as a physician in Emergency Medicine. He lives in South Carolina.

  • Brian Mayher ’17 Accelerated Program, RN, BSN is working at Grace Cottage Hopsital in Townshend, VT on the inpatient unit and is helping in the emergency department as well.

  • Geraldine Lau DNP ‘17/FNP is working in urgent care and has taught advance physical health assessment to student nurse practitioners.

Winter 2019

  • Brenda (Boguslawski) Fionte ’15 married the man of her dreams, Paul Fionte ’15 (Biology major)! Congratulations to the happy newlyweds! Brenda has worked in the Telementary Unit in Cooley Dickinson Hospital for the past three years.
  • Kelsey Brenner ’17 works at Maxim Home Health Services and was awarded Caregiver of the Month in June! She is passionate about developing plans for patients with medical complexities.
  • Lisa Barbosa-Angles ’18 connected with Kaye Bemis ’01 at our May Night Shift Brewing Networking Event, which resulted in Lisa growing her nursing career at Boston Medical Center! 

Summer 2019

  • Nicole (Gauther) Croteau '97 is the Director of Nursing for a Skilled Nursing Facility in Westborough, MA. She says that she feels like it was just yesterday when she graduated.
  • Jean Swinney, Former Dean is retiring after 23 years of service to the College of Nursing. We thank Dr. Swinney for all she has done for our College. Dr. Swinney is celebrating retirement by going on a cruise with her sister!
  • Donna Zucker G'90 is retiring after 25 years of service to the College of Nursing. We thank Dr. Zucker as an alumna and for all of her contributions to our College and hope that she enjoys retirement - it is well deserved!

Winter 2019 

  • Stephanie (Tache) Benevento ’97 is a Critical Care Rapid Response Nurse at Partners North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital.
  • Diane (Dufour) Brumley ’78 worked in general pediatric health for several years and became a Nurse Practitioner at the Medical University of South Carolina for 26 years. She is now happily retired and enjoying married life!
  • Kristin (Meyer) Egan ’91 has been working at Massachusetts General Hospital for 29 years when she began working as a student nurse there. Since 1996, she has worked in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

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