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To the members of the Curry College Class of 2000:
I am pleased to bring the official greetings of the College.
Curry College is a great institution. It's the people that make it such a wonderful College, and you
are among those people. For that, I thank you.
Your relationship with Curry is a lifelong one. We will be here to assist you in the future as you go
forward. Please don't hesitate to contact us. We would ask that you stay involved with the College.
During your tenure at Curry, you saw tremendous progress at the College. Working together as
involved alumni we can continue and improve upon that progress.
All of you have much to be proud of. Congratulations and best wishes for continued success.
Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr.
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The Class of 2000 would like to dedicate
New Beginnings to President Kenneth
Quigley, Jr. During his five years as Presi-
dent, The Class of 2000 was the first class
President Quigley had seen throughout
their entire four years at Curry College.
President Quigley envisions a bright
future for both the Class of 2000 and
Welcome To Curry College
President Quigley takes time to talk
with family members during Orien-
tation. The Faculty an staff at Curry
pride themselves on the indiviual at-
tention given to students on campus.
Laughing It Up
Professor Bob Keighton and
President Quigley enjoy a laugh
with one another. Faculty, staff,
and students enjoy the friendly
atmosphere that Curry has to
We The Students
President Quigley spends
some time with members of
the Class of 2000 during a
reception at his home. Presi-
dent Quigley often made
himself and his home ac-
cessible to students.
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If you build it...
they will come.'
On August 30th, 1999, Curry College opened
the doors to a brand new $5.5 million resi-
dence hall. The day consisted of a number of
speakers, a ribbon cutting ceremony, a recep-
tion in the lounge, as well as tours of the new
building. The suite style building houses 147
students in six-room suites. Five Resident
Assistants and the Assistant Director of Resi-
dence Life also occupy the building. Presi-
dent Kenneth Quigley was very excited about
the new building. "This is the first new
building to be built at Curry College since the
Drapkin Student Center was constructed in
1970. The building was a welcome addition
to the Curry College campus," stated Quigley.
President Quigley, John Santilli
(Chairman of the Board), Robert
O'Connell (holding Bob Jr.), and John
Fish (President, Suffolk Construction)
officially open the new residence hall.
President Quigley addresses the
crowd during the ribbon cutting cer-
emony. The crowd included mem-
bers of the faculty, staff. Board of
Trustees, and community members.
Opening day finally arrived for the
new suite style residence hall. Stu-
dents, faculty, staff, and Milton com-
munity members had an opportunity
to view the new building inside and
A dump truck makes it way to the
new building for final preparations
before the students arrived.
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Come one. Come All
Esq., and Derek
the day with a
tour of the
suite houses six
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State Senator Brian Joyce, Rogers School
Principal Michael McCarthy, Sue Pennini,
President Quigley, David Fedo and Mayor
Thomas Menino pose during the kick-off.
Curry mentor Brendan Monaghan pre-
sents a GEAR UP shirt to one of the
Willam Barton Rogers Middle School
Curry College and the William Barton
Rogers School have been academic part-
ners for more than 20 years. The Gear
Up program is a partnership funded by
the U.S. Department of Education to
encourage inner city and at-risk middle
school students to attend college. Curry
College faculty, staff and students serve
as tutors and mentors to strengthen aca-
demic skills and self-esteem for the sev-
enth and eighth graders. The program
is one of 11 partnerships in the Boston
area under the auspices of the Boston
Higher Education Partnership. Rogers
Middle School graduates of this pro-
gram may qualify for scholarships to
Rogers Middle School was the host of
the official kick-off for the program on
March 1, 2000. Gear Up Coordinator
Judith Sanford-Harris, Curry College
President Kenneth K. Quigley Jr., Rogers
School Principal Michael McCarthy,
State Senator Brian Joyce, former New
England Patriot Ron Lippett and a host
of Curry College students all joined
with the seventh grade students at the
opening celebration. Curry students
are looking forward to the opportunity
for more Service Learning projects.
President Quigley introduces Curry students
participating in the Gear Up program. Curry
students volunteered their time to help younger
students prepare for thier college experience.
Gear Up Coordinator Judith Sanford-Harris
and Rogers School Principal Michael McCarthy,
keep the audience entertained during the kick-
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The Institutional Committee on
Diversity was hard at work
during the 1999-2000 school
year preparing Diversity Din-
ners for both the spring and fall
semesters. The committee has
the task of working with other
campus groups to provide the
Curry College Community
with a variety of quality pro-
grams. These programs seek to
foster a wider understanding
and appreciation of diversity
issues. The fall dinner took
place on November 18 and
showcased the great sounds of
the band Rumbafrica. The
spring dinner showcased the
music of the Brazilian Culture
Center band. Sodexho provided
and outstanding collection of
ethnic foods for both events.
Groups such as SGA, CAB, In-
ternational Club, Multicultural
Club, the President's Office,
Dean's Office and PAL donated
resources to make the events
such great successes.
Javier Garcia is taught to dance to the music during the
spring Diversity Dinner in the Drapkin Cafeteria. The cafe
was turned converted into a great setting for music and
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Gerado Vicens, Andrew Harpold,
Patricia Gonzalez and Mary LoRusso
take direction from a member of the
Brazilian Culture Band.
<' True Colors
Gabriel Matos and Moustafa Khalil enjoy
their time at the Diversity Dinner. Students
were treated to a wide variety of foods and
music during the dinners
Members of the cultural band Rumbafrica
perform for the audience during the fall
Students learned some new dance
steps from members of Rumbafrica.
The bands took time to speak with
students about different cultures and
Stars and Stripes
Lisa Volovick and Becky Roberts en-
joy dinner and some quality time. The
Diversity Dinners gave staff and stu-
dents the opportunity to celebrate
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E N I R S
Huntington Station, NY
Antone Alfonso III
New Bedford, MA
I would like to thank all of my family and
friends who have been therefor me through
the years. Thanks mom and dad for being
my backbone through everything I love
you. Kathleen thank you for always being
therefor me I love you.
Kelly Marie Allen
Cape Elizabeth, ME
Mom, thank you for everything you have
done. I could not have done it without you
and Jason. Dad, I miss you and love you.
Thanks for believing in me. Sidly, Dan,
Ian, Jen, Kelt, Jenna, Jodi and the rest of the
family. I love you guys.
M A JEifA .
Winston Bennett, JR.
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Derek J. Benton
I would like to take this opportunity to
thank several people who have had an im-
mense influence in my life. Mom, Ben,
Dad, Gram. I love you all very much. The
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Kristin L. Berrett
Irour years of torture and it's finally over, I may even
miss it. I've made many great friendships, especially
my nursing friends who have suffered as much as 1
have-it's been a long haul girls. Thanks to all the
wonderfid professors who helped everi/ step of the
may. Especially Elliefor the fun we had in Europe- I'd
do it again anytime. To my family: mom, dad, Lori,
Gram-bam, Dusty bean, thanks for all the support
and love. Your encouragement and support helped
keep me sane. Rich, thanks for making me believe
dreams do come true, I Love Youl Look out world, here
Jenna L. Bessette
Mom and Dad, thank you for everything
that you have done for me. I finally made
it. Tina and Cindy, you are the best sisters
that a girl could have, I love you. To all my
friends, I wish you all the success in the
world. Thankyoufor the memories 2000. . .
New Canaan, CT
Jeffrey F. Blanco
Concentration: Radio and TV
Minor in English/Psychology
Dedicated to my family, friends, and all
those who helped me achieve. I love you all!
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Kenneth Lee Brenner
Minor: Computer Imaging and Photography
Concentration: Radio Broadcasting
MOM AND DAD THANK YOU FOR
YOUR HELP. YOU DON'T KNOW
HOW MUCH I AM THANKFUL FOR
YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT. MARIA
B, ALAN F, THANKS FOR HELPING
ME GROW. FRIENDS... STAY WITH
ME. THANK YOU EVERYONE FROM
THE BOTTON OF MY HEART.
There are many ivords to live by. ..but these
are the best...
"Live life so that when you die even the
undertaker will be sorry. "-Mark Twain
Rachel Jennie Brody
Psychology /Elementary Education
Thanks to my family for always supporting
me & being a great inspiration in my life.
To my great friends who always stood by
my side & I can truly count on. Memories
are forever; Midnight Madness, Male Re-
view, Cancun, SF2000. 1 love u guys, have
Mystala S. Broughton
Thanks to my parents, siblings, and
extended family. I love you. Liz and Mat-
thew, I love you guys. Keep laughing
roomies. "Tve never let schooling interfere
with my education. " -Mark Twain-
Kathleen Elizabeth Brown
East Granby, CT
I want to thank my wonderful family who
have supported, listened and helped me
when I needed them. I love you all. To all of
my friends, I will never forget you, I love
you guys. We will keep in touch and al-
ways have our four years at Curry.
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Thanks Mom, Dad, and Paid for all your
love, care, and support over the past four
years. Good luck class of 2000.
Jamaica Plain, MA
Theresa Lauren Corso
Thank you Mom, DAD, and Jilli-my little
angel for all your love and support. GHC
thanks for the good times L.P. L.R. A.O.
M.C. S.C. CM. Lewsah H. L. you gave me
strength to look ahead, ruggers-social...
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JoDi Maria Crowe
Heather A. Curtin
Thank you class of 2000 for a wonderful 4
years! Mom & Dad, I love you. Thank you
for your unconditional love and support. I
couldn't have done it without you.
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Miranda Jennifer Dewling
Minor: Politics and History
To my family thnx 4 the luv & support it
meant the world. HB-my co-capt. Thnx gl
next yr. HD-2 yrs. Best roommate, miss u.
LM-she's raging today, no more study hall
LAX & soccer-lone senior. Beer pong in
our suite. Rob, you'll always be in my
heart. GL class of 2000
Heather Ann Dippert
Clifton Park, NY
I would like to thank my friends for all of
the memories & for always being there. I
love you & Til never forget you guys. To
the nsg. Crew-it was hell, but we made it.
Mom, Dad & }ono-thanks for your love,
support & for being "mean" parents.
I luv u.
Sabrina Rae Dube
Psychology & Sociology
RA 97-00, ABC 96-00, CAB 96-00, SGA
96-00 Alexander Graham Bell Honors So-
ciety, Who's Who. Thanks Mom, Dad,
Rich, Ali, Caleb, Jamie and my friends!
Couldn't have done it without you! I love
White Plains, NY
East Corinth, ME
There are too many people to thank, so I
will only mention Mom & Dad; they paid
for this whole ordeal. Remember Curry
Theatre and of course, WMLN. Do what
you gotta do.-GB.
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Anthony K. Fabrizio
Thank you dad for everything-To everyone
else who has been such an integral part of
my life. Special thanks to }C, LC, Steph,
Key. Danielle! I will love you always and
forever. Zappy and Jeff, we had some great
times together. Mom, I LOVE YOU.
Minor: Politics & History
Thanks to my friends; Netti, Mark, Scott,
Bonk, E], }oh. Brad, Osso, Jaye, Corey, Joe,
Monty, Garreth, Jay, Marco, Briand
Thanks for everything, love ya. Nikki
thanks, love ya Mom & Dad you're the
greatest parents, love you so much. Papa
Bill & Roxie RIP never forget u! love you!
Janice E. French
Psychology, Elementary Ed
Concentration: Special Needs
Saddlers Villate, St. Kitts/ Dorchester, MA
A special thank you to my family , friends,
and loved ones. Also to the faculty and staff
at Curry. Thank you God for making this
possible. I love you all. Good Luck to all my
friends, I will miss you. Keep in touch.
Marci Elizabeth Galligan
To my fam.-Thank U for the love and
support. I love you all. (Nana, Mama,
Dad-you're the BEST) K.S. & M.G.-you
will always be special. P, Lee. B.YJ. & the
guards-K.D. Coopy, J.R.-so many memo-
ries, much love.
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Dawn Marie Garnett
As we move forward in life and enjoy our
careers, may we hold in our hearts these
four precious years. Good luck to you all,
class of 2000, it has been a long hard road!
Lots of love to those who gave me direction.
Mom, Dad, a beautiful family and my boys
in the Ham. YJ.A.R. My Italian Princess,
7 days of Rugby, and the close brotherhood
I found and will never lose.
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Good Luck Class of 2000 MOM/DAD-
Thank you for all you've done for me. I
wouldn 't have made it without you. P}-My
best friend, thank you for always being
there for me, I'll always be here for you.
RICHIE-You are the best thing that ever
happened to me. You make my life com-
plete. I love you always and forever.
Erica Lynn Dominique Harris
Minor: Graphic Design
Mom & Dad thanks for everything. I love
you so much. ]essica, Stacy thank you also.
Everyone else that helped me out thanks!
Christeen Teresa Hatch
Minor: Business Management
Mom, I love you & you love m. Thanks for ALL
i/our support. R,D &M, thanks for putting up wl
me & always makmg me smile. M, D, D, & ]
thanks for challenging me, all nighters & Wednes-
days. Goog, I owe you big, really, thank you. J, R,
& Z thanks for your positive influence & your
ears. D&T Thanks for always believing in me. Yo
B! Thanks for all your help & guidelinesl T, yo
Mariahl Thanks for everything! Uncle Don,
thanks for watching over me, I miss you.
Elisabeth J. Hatfield
Thank you to my family and friends for
your encouragement and support. It has
meant everything to me. "In three words I
can sum up everything I've learned about
life: It goes on. "-Robert Frost
Spencer Everett Jawitz
Kings Point, NY
Mom, Dad, Ollie & Sterls: Thank you for
your love & support. Curry Theatre: Thank
you! KJM: Wah! NTS: MA, SN, ]A, ]YJ,
}C, HH, RG, BS M}S You guys are the
Best! }U, AF, AZ, CP, JU, HP, }E Thanks
for 4 great years!
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John 3:16, For God so loved the world that
he gave his one and only son, that whoever
believes him shall not perish hut have eter-
Locust Valley, NY
"Let all your words he kind and you always
hear kind echoes I care about all my friend
Curry was great-1997-2000! To my Ten-
nis and Rugby buddies — thanks for the
memories. To my Tennis coaches Julio Cesar
and Paul - you taught me about tennis and
life. To my great teachers-Thanks. To my
PAL instructors Dianne Goss and Laura
Dubbard - you were always therefor me.
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East Falmouth, MA
Lisa Marie Manganiello
John R. Marshall III
Minor: Business Management
Much love to the folks and thanks! Thanks
to Sarah and Shirley for their support.
Great appreciation to Adam for the best
four years. Keep on raising the roof-Salt,
MO, }N, LB, MP, RC, AB, CI, Peace Out!
Angela M. Mattola
Basketball 123 capt 4 RA 3, 4 Alexander
Graham Bell To all my friends - remember
all the good times, we've had a great 4
years. To my family - thank you for every-
thing you've done for me I love you.
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MOM&DAD thank you for putting me
where I want to be. TBT, RUBGY, E,
Sully, Dan, keep it real. Zobler thank you
for being there, I will miss everyone, goodbye
to my real friends u know who you are.
Michael B. McAuliffe
Curry was a thrilling four years of my life. Foot-
ball from freshmen to senior year was my best
experience and will always be remembered. Beat
F.S.Cl Weekend excursions were interesting.
"Here's to honor!" Suite 3B3 was a blast. K.D.,
R.P., A.A., T.K., C.H. and G.G. thanks for the
memories. "Salute the snow cup. " Mom and Dad,
I can't thankyou enough for all that you have done
for me over the years. I love you. Time lias come for
a new beginning. It's time to be successful.
Katie Jo Mello
"The world is a stage!" Thank you to my
family for all your love and support
throughout my four wonderfid years of
school. Curry Theatre you have meant the
world to me. Many thanks. Ry thanks for
the support. To all my friends, I love you!
Sabina a. Miranda
Concentration: Public Relations
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
To keep our faces toward change and heiiave
like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength
undefeatable. " I want to leave my best wishes
for the upcoming class. Keep ya head up and
stay away from negativities, "peace"
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Matthew R. Montuori
Thanks mom and dad for everything. To
the rest of the family, I love you all. Shan-
non thanks for being therefor me and I love
you. Sept 7 01. Corey TiE. Ralph Gameday
2000. To the 9HN.
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Lisa Marie Najarian
Minor: Psychology /Biology
Thanks roomies & friends for all the laughs,
luv & support through rough times. T-
thanksfor all the memories-you'll always
he in my heart! Mom Dad Paid ]im Netty
and Dutchy Thanks for everything you've
given to me, luv you all. Jim WE DID IT!
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St. Croix U.S.V.I.
"You criticize and tell lies, hut I am wise I
am a strong Black Woman and I continue
to RISE. . . woe to the down pressers!"
Sociology/Women 's Studies/Education
New Windsor, NY
Thanks mom, dad, Melissa, Rita, Bubba,
Marylea, and Ruth. Uoveyouguys. Thanks
roomies, Thanks CL, DD, SK, SS, EW,JO,
DS, AB, MP, PF, AM, ]S, MP, AA, RN,
and my buddy. Thanks to those back home.
Thanks Ann and Piz.
Amy F. O'Brien
LR, DP, JS, PL, LB: Til cherish every min.
we shared'. LRiSTRANDEDlDP -.tequila
Vve chat, partied, had a drink wl, luv to u
& thanks 4 makin college life the bestlTons
of luv & thanks to Mum and Dad
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Mark Angelo Panichella
Sociology and Psychology
Naomi J. Paquette
Minor: Applied Computing
My four years at Curry have been unfor-
gettable, thanks to everyone who has made
it possible. You all know who you are! Attd
to my family, thanks for all your support.
Mark W. Peach
"The harder you work, the harder it is to
quit" (coach iz) This is what Vve learned,
thank you to all my good friends, we had
fun. Also, Coach Nelson & Fez, Ryan &
David. Mom and Dad you're the best, I
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Isabel Alexandra Perron
Nick-Thanx for being the best boyfriend a
girl could ask for, I love you soo much. CC-
you made my last year here cool. I know we
only hung out this last semester but you are
a good fiend. I love you. DaddyCatita-I love
you guys-I miss you. Thanx for the past 4
years. Pat, you were an aivsorne Pal Advisor.
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Melissa Joy Price
Heather Lynn Purdie
Thanks to my family for the love and sup-
port. To my friends 3 years flew by, how-
ever, I have great memories to remind me of
the times. NP, SD, }U, MM, MR, JU, A},
AS, and everyone else I met along the way.
Thanks to all my family and friends. Mom,
Dad, Mike, Christine, and Denise. I love
you. Best of luck to all my roomies. TC-
You have been missed-1'll always remem-
ber you as my first roomie. 97'-98'. Good
luck class of 2000.
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Brant Rock, MA
When I march up to the gates of glory, I'm
going to have one hell of a story. Thanks
Curry. Thanks Mom and Dads. R.B.,
P.B., C.R., E.H., Bexs, Kelly, you're awe-
some. Jeff, you're always on my mind!
Good luck and keep truck'n. Create your
own destiny!!!! & Smile!
Melissa Kathryn Reczek
"Happiness like a refreshing stream, floivs
from heart to heart in endless circulation"
KB Kickbox & corn turning 21 We're go-
ing to Europe! AG &}C no?'s! ILYguys!
NSG class We did it. Best of luck to u all To
my family thnxfor everything ILY.
Alecia Andrea Roache
Minor: Applied Computing
Hyde Park, MA
SPECIAL THANKS to my mother for
showing me the true meaning of Dedica-
tion & Determination. The masses in your
surroundings is not always as they appear
to he, so build your own map & that will he
your PATH, because it is your OPTl ONE
Laura Marie Rosano
Minor: Psychology & Biology
To all my friends, thanks for the memories.
Amy, pubs, spring break, I will always
cherish the fun and crazy times, Rugby
team, keep it strong. Adam, you are my
sunshine, 143. Mom, Dad, thanks 143.
Mark J. Ruane
Mo7n, Dad, Michael, Kristine and Nana;
Thanks for all the loving support in the
past. Clara 3/1/99. John, Eric, Corey, Sean,
Scott, Jay, Brian, Jay, Marco, Matt and
Bonk; Guys, the past 4 years were a blast
and I am going to miss all the good times
Thank for all the memories-E, Sully, J-
New, ¥A, Kgrey, Johny and the rest of the
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Corey M. Santos
Politics & History
Mom & Dad thank you for everything you
guys are the greatest. Gary and Jen I love
you guys hope you guys have a great life
together. Renee I love you and I can't wait
to get on with the rest of our life together.
E-dogg, Train, and the rest of the Klan I
love you guys.
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West Bridgewater, MA
Melissa Renee Siddell
I would like to thank my family and friends
who have supported me through this jour-
ney. I love you all! Mom, thank you. I love
you very much!
When life kicks you in the butt turn around
and kick it back.
www.s tarr center, homes tead. com
Leanne Rose Tarkanian
I zvoidd like to thank my mom & dad for
allowing me to have the best 4 years of my
life. I love you guys. ]im-thanks for stand-
ing by me - 1 love you. NL, AG, AM, LM,
MW TO, MG, RS Don't forget all the
memories - softball w/BF, LL, NL, RS - 1
will miss you all!
Kelly Erin Taylor
Washington TWP, NJ
To all my friends I've made here you have
blessed my life. We have shared stories,
laughed, cried, partied and created memo-
ries I will cherish always. You all became
my family away from home. I wish you all
the best. I love you guys!
Nadia-Renee Patricia Taylor
To my parents, godparents, friends, Joan,
and Noel, I just want to extend my sincere
gratitude for your support throughout my
academic years at Curry College. Witli
your support I ivas able to succeed every
year academically, professionally, spiritu-
ally, and personally. May God bless!
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Jennifer Rose Ugalde
To the people who made a difference: Naomi
Heather-meals & discussions ofcivarmers
& Pstation. Beck-who will make me laugh?
Bill-I like stuff. PV & girls ofWH-you are
the best! Thnx to my family. Theatre kids-
Jeffery J. Uryga
"In case I don't see you, good afternoon,
good evening and good night. " Coca Loca,
Have you seen my baseball? Herman!! Su-
san, Florida, Beads, 91.5 WMLN, Sports,
Buick, No Static, Miller Time. Good luck,
AF, AZ, CP. Thanks for being there Mom,
Daad & Tom. Maria, you've meant so much.
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Vero Beach, FL
Momimiss you when you're not there. PL:
I love u. Edgewin: love your hair and mad
love. Christian: peace with Edgewin and be
good. Andrew: test time? Danny: love ya!
Jeff: Ease on up! }A: Ease up on the puppy
style. SW: XP D}: no putange pie TV\I,
Piper: thanks for training me.
To my family-thank you for all of your
support. Hove you. To my friends it's been
a great four years.
Lisa D. Volovick
Concentration: Public Relations
Elizabeth E. Wheeler
1 want to thank my family and friends & a
special thanks goes to Mike Ferolito, I
couldn't have done it zuithout you. Thank
Minor: Politics, History, Religion
For 4 great years, I have my friends, teach-
ers, peers, coaches, and my family to thank.
Life's best advice: "the only easy day was
Jeffrey M. Wright
Thanks Mom and Dad. A-Z you know who
you are! P.}.,Chris,Hebert. Shilo I'll miss
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Andrew Joseph Zappala
When Hook at my last four years at Curry, the
first thing that comes to my mind are all the
friends that I have made. From President
Quigley to Lois at the Info Booth. Jeff and
Anthony, thank you for everything, the two of
you are brothers to me. You guys were always
therefor me no matter what, always able to put
a smile on my face, and push me to charge
forward no matter what theodds.HIMOMHH!
Papa & Bumpa this is for youll!
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Put Your Best Foot Forward
New Students arrived on
campus bright and early on
Sunday, August 29. Students
arriving with family and
friends were greeted by
members of the 1999 Orien-
tation staff at almost every
corner. The Orientation
staff directed students to
various parts of campus to
attend to any loose ends
that needed to be tied up.
Once students had met all
obligations they had with
the college, they were each
directed to their residence
halls to meet the Residence
Life staff. Students then
had a chance to move their
belongings into their new
home and meet other mem-
bers of their new commu-
nity. The remainder of the
day consisted of an all col-
lege welcome, a good-bye
reception for parents, and
several programs to help
the new students get ac-
quainted with one another.
Leaders, thirty-seven Resi-
dent Assistants and a count-
less number of faculty, staff
and administrators helped
make the next several days
"I have a number of chil-
dren in college, and this was
the most organized Orien-
tation I've seen," exclaimed
A Welcome To Curry College
Orientation Coordinator Dan
McHugh addresses The Class of 2003.
The incoming students had the oppor-
tunity to meet a number of the Curry
College staff before classes began.
IVIoving On Up...
Aaron carries his belongings and gets
ready to unpack his boxes in his resi-
dence hall. It is often hard for new
students to decide which items should
come with them to school.
Resident Assistants Pete Marcaurelle,
Brian Williams, Shakir Shabazz, and
Christian Mitchell take time out to
pose for the camera. RA's help new
students move in and feel comfort-
able with their new environment.
50 • Curry College
Drientation Leaders Kevin
^ang and Ellen Meagher
;how their inviting smiles.
Drientation Leaders work as
i team to welcome new stu-
lents to campus.
\ Father's Goodbye
Saying goodbye is one of the
lardest parts of Orientation,
"or many students college is
he first time on their own
Dorm Sweet Dorm!
First year students come to-
gether and till their room with
a little personality Students
work to make their rooms as
comfortable as home
Please Drive Up
Becky Roberts directs a new student
on move- in day Students traveled
from all over the world to attend
group of new students get
igether during their first night in
le residence halls. Living in a
3rm brings together students from
Several new students pose for
the camera during a break from
Orientation. Many students de-
velop great friendships durning
the first week of school.
This Way To The Quad!
Adam Belmonte and Jennifer
Richardson help direct students
during registation day. The
admistration and staff helped
acquinte the new students to the
New Beginnings ' 51
New students listen to Orientation
Leaders advice during Welcome Week
events. Students took advantage of
tips they were given during Orienta-
New Students get situated in their
residence halls. The Residence Life
staff and Buildings and Grounds De-
partment worked hard to have each
hall ready for move-in day.
Back Row: (L-R) Angela Lawson, Elizabeth Venezia, Heather Peck, Naomi Paquette, Chad Amaral, Heather Purdie,
Dan McHugh Middle Row: Kim Heagney, Nicole Naumenko, Yvonne Naimey, Becky Roberts, Margaret VandeWater,
Ellen Meagher, Jenn Ugalde Front Row: Jay Fulchino, Jake Wolman, Bill Cray, Jeff Uryga, Ben King, Anthony Fabrizio
Getting To Know You
Students enjoy the opening remarks
during Orientation. Parents and stu-
dents were introduced to members of
the college community before classes
52 • Curry College
Strike A Pose
Beth Arguelles, Patricia Gonzalez,
Illenez Adames, and Tracey Clark
gattier together on opening day.
New and returning students were
very busy during move-in day
Freshman Adam Johnson looks on
as Margret VandeWater addresses
her Orientation group. Orienta-
tion Leaders played an important
role in aiding the new students.
Learning The Ropes
Dane Botfield looks on during the
opening address in Miller Gymna-
sium. The gym was converted into an
auditorium for Orientation sessions.
Orientation Leader Jay Fulchino
works with a group of new students
during Orientation. Orientation lead-
ers received a weeks worth of train-
ing to help prepare them for working
with new students.
New Beginnings • 53
Andrew Zappala, An- I
thony Fabrizio Jef f Ury ga,
and Maria Carpinella en-
joy the day together.
Alumni gather together
to enjoy the day at Curry.
Men's Head soccer coach
Brendan Donahue hosts a
soccer skills clinic.
54 • Curry College
Seniors Heather Purdie,
Naomi Paquette and Teri
Corso sell raffle tickets.
[nterim Dean of Students Heidi Cox and se-
nior Derek Benton show their Curry Pride
ivhile selling Colonel memorabalia.
Sophmores Katie Amirault, Dean Fedo talks with
Nicole Goldrick, Kim alumni at the Alumni Re-
HeagneyandKathyHeagney connect Reception under
sell slush to raise money for , i . .
,, . , ■' the tent,
Homecoming weekend kicked off on Fri-
day, September 24, 1999 with a Reunion
Class Celebration at the President's House.
Saturday began with trolley tours of the
campus, highlighting all the new build-
ings and exciting changes. Following the
tours came a day of Athletics including
Women and Men's Soccer, Football,
Women's Tennis, and a Soccer Skills
Clinic For Children. A number of adult
and children's amusements were set up
for the enjoyment of all. To complete the
day Alumni were invited to attend an
Alumni Reconnect Reception under the
tent. This event gave Alumni an opportu-
nity to chat with faculty and staff mem-
bers from the college.
New Beginnings • 55
A Family Affair
Family Weekend V9 connects families with the Curry Staff
Family Weekend 1999 seemed
to be a great event for all in
attendance. The weekend be-
gan on Friday, October 15th
with a welcome reception at
1000 Brush Hill Road. The
reception was held for family,
faculty and staff members. On
Saturday, Families were
treated to a Faculty Brunch
where they were given the op-
portunity to meet with profes-
sors. "This was a great way for
parents to get together with
faculty members, ask ques-
tions about classes as well as
how their student is doing in a
particular class," stated Terrie
Daley of Parent/ Alumni Rela-
tions. After brunch there was
a complimentary shuttle into
Boston to allow families to take
in the sights. Those who chose
not to venture into Boston were
entertained by the Curry
Colonel's win over Western
New England College.
The evening event seems to be
the event that everyone would
talk about. The night began
with a cocktail reception in the
President's Dining room. Af-
ter the reception families were
treated a gourmet dinner and
a live theatre performance. The
cafeteria was transformed into
a beautiful array of stars, top
hats, black lights and glowing
curtains. The crowd was taken
on a "Musical Journey" by the
Riverside Dinner Theatre. The
dance floor was then open to
everyone, and the good times
continued. There was never a
dull moment during this year's
Admissions staff Jenn Richardson and
Karen Kiernan help check famiUes in
for the day.
A Welcome Reception
Famihes and friends get acquainted
at the welcome reception held at 1000
Brush Hill Road.
56 • Curry College
Dinner is Served
Students and families were treated to
a fabulous dinner prepared by Head
chef Abel Encarnacion and the
Interim Dean of Students Heidi J Cox
speaks with Freshman Matt Kane and
his mother. The Friday night reception
rejoined families together on campus.
Talking it up
Faculty member Marie Murphy talks
with Doug Pyne. The brunch gave
families the opportunity to converse
with faculty and staff from the col-
The cafeteria was transformed into a
wonderful venue for dinner, dancing
New Beginnings • 57
March 16, 2000 was a night
to remember for the mem-
bers of the Curry College com-
munity who helped organize
the fashion show that took
place in Miller Gymnasium
at 8:30pm. This successful
show took months of plan-
ning and required a tremen-
dous amount of help from ev-
Audtions were held to
choose models, letters were
written to clothing stores for
merchandise, contracts were
signed and rehearsals were
scheduled. The date was set
and all of the hard work
would soon pay off.
Sophmore Class President
Patricia Gonzalez stated,
"Each committee put their
heart and soul into promot-
ing, designing, and organiz-
ing the show. They were re-
sponsible for setting up the
stage, controlling the lighting,
writing descriptions of cloth-
ing, designing programs, run-
ning late rught rehearsals and
making countless phone calls. "
The hardwork and dedica-
tion certainly paid off, as the
fashion show was one of the
highlights of the Spring Se-
"Every thing sounded so easy
at the beginning. Above all,
we had tons of fun and many
laughs," stated Gonzalez.
We Are Family
Participants of the Curry College Fash-
ion Show pose together after the event,
some proceeds from the show would
help benefit The American Cancer So-
58 • Curry College
House Of Style
Ysasha Guzman and Fernando
Medrano take thier turn on the cat-
walk. Faculty, staff and students all
enjoyed an evening of music and
Efua Dufu and Chuck Isreal enjoy
their 15-m.inutes of fame. Students
had the opportunity to model some of
the days newest fashions.
The Right Stuff
Thomas Guzman gives the crowd
something to cheer about.
Trucia Cassagnol shows off her
moves. Students spent hours prepar-
ing for the show that certainly did not
A Step Above The Rest
Members of the Step Club perform for
the audience. Hard work and dedica-
tion made the night a success.
Stand Up And Cheer
Members of the audience get involved
with the show. The evening helped
make everyone feel comfortable and
a part of the excitement.
Double The Fun
Sophmore twins Kim and Kathy
Heagney have some fun with the
crowd. Participants enjoyed the wide
variety of models and were impressed
with the entire night, start to finish.
Pass The Mic
Shakir Shabazz and Hemy Cooper
entertain the crowd and show off their
talents. Miller Gym was transformed
into a great venue for tlie evenings
New Beginnings • 59
Going, Going, GOINFE...
Shilo Randall and Kelly Taylor are
auctioned as the special of the week;
two for the price of one.
The Seniors Class once
again joined together to
make their year more
the Rent a Senior
auction, the Seniors
finished up the night
with a memorable
He likes to move it, move it...
Billy Cray cheers on Jake Wolman as
Jake shows that he has all the right
A friend in need is a friend in deed.
Michael Phillips embraces his pur-
chaser after a fierce bidding war.
On November 18, 1999 the
senior class held their an-
nual "Rent a Senior" event.
This event was designed to
put those being "rented" to
work for the right price. All
the proceeds went to the se-
nior class. The highest priced
senior went for a bid of $90
adding to the profit of $790.
The auction was full of ex-
citement and suspense,
which brought much laugh-
ter to the audience from an-
nouncer Matt Montuori. Se-
niors donating their time and
energy for the cause included
Brian Sullivan, Kelly Allen,
Eric Hebert, Heather Purdie,
Sabrina Dube, Naomi
Paquette, Laura Rosano,
Spencer Jawitz, Katie Mello,
Jeff Wright, Chris Rosa, Jodi
Crowe, Jeff Uryga, Anthony
Fabrizio, Andrew Zappala,
Michael Phillips, Angela
Mattola, Rachel Brody, Shilo
Randall, Jake Wolman, Corey
Santos, Matthew Montuori,
Marci Galligan, Joshua
Easier, Liz Londergan, Amy
Wuestefeld, Kelly Taylor,
and Stacey Breuer. The Presi-
dent also donated dinner for
eight at his home.
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60 • Curry College
Going once, going twice, sold. Friendly competition
Matt Montouri auctions off Jeff Jake Wolman and Anthony
Wright to the high bidder. Fabrizio work to eliminate the com-
petition during intense bidding.
"Your wallet needs to be this big."
Senior Kelly Allen lets the crowd know
what it will take to make her theirs.
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A twenty-five dollar pose. Sold to the lady in the back.
Brian Sullivan strikes a winning pose Rachel Brody and Angela Mottola
for the standing room only crowd. look on with excitement as the bids
New Beginnings • 61
Midnight Madness was held on Thurs-
day, October 28, 1999. The purpose of
this annual event was to help kickoff
the winter sports season for athletes
and fans alike. Midnight Madness was
a chance to get everyone psyched up to
play and /or watch basketball, and that
is exactly what it did. Curry students
packed the Miller Gymnasium to take
part in a night full of spirit and excite-
ment. The crowd roared as the Men's
and Women's 1999-2000 basketball
teams exploded onto the court. Both
the Step Club and the cheerleaders
added high energy performances that
kept the crowd entertained.
62 • Curry College
stepping it up
The step squad performs during thier
time in tlie spotlight.
Eric Ferris goes up for a dunk as the
crowd roars. Both teams had the
opportunity to show their moves dur-
ing throughout the night.
Kelly Allen gets ready to take a shot
during the Midnight Madness festivi-
The Curry cheerleaders toss 'em and
throw 'em during their performance
Did you see that?
Ellen Meagher and Courtney Blount
enjoy the show. Midnight Madness
had another great turnout this year.
Wind up Liz
Liz Middleton takes a shot from the
half court line during the shooting
New Beginnings • 63
CeteBnatea 25 ^ecuio.
On April 1, 2000 WMLN passed yet another milestone by
celebrating its 25th Anniversary. WMLN was the vision of
Roger Alan Bump, who establish Voice at Curry (WVAC) back
in 1971. Alan Frank, MLN's Director of Broadcasting, is the
product of what WMLN is today. MLN signed on the air in 1975
as a 10 watt, 25 person, student run radio station. At that time
students would sign off the air at night or when they had class.
Today the station is on the air 24 hours a day. Currently, MLN
has over 100 students working within the 175 watt radio station.
" I have been at Curry
College and WMLN-FM for
over 22 years. My arrival at
Curry in September, 1977
found a very new MLN.
Equipment was limited, and
there was no academic
connections to the Communi-
cation Department. My first
priority was to renew the
radio station's license. Upon
completing the renewal, I
offered a 1 -credit per
semester course for all radio
students working at WMLN.
My third priority was to
increase the station's support
budget from the College, and
the fourth priority was
increasing power... WMLN
has provided a service to
Curry students and the
communities we serve for 25
years. The future looks very
Alan Frank 2000
Out With the Old....
WMLN's studio "A" in
1984. The equipment was
different, but the music
was still thesame.
If This Hallway Could Talk!!
Before this hallway incorporated 91.5 WMLN, it would
provide students of Curry College a place to relax. The
current WMLN building was once the college's Student
Center, a place where students could go to grab a snack,
get out of the cold, catch up on some homework, or just
sit with some friends before class.
"As the station manager at
91.5 WMLN, it is my duty to
oversee the running of the
radio station. The beauty of
Curry College Radio is that the
station is completely student
run. Running a college radio
station is great. We have so
many different personalities
here, and our personnel comes
from many different places.
The mixture of musical
interest fits perfectly into our
system. Variety is what makes
radio great... With out WMLN
I am not sure where I would
be right now. Almost all of
my accomplishments can be
filtered back to WMLN. If
anyone is looking for a place
to meet new people, and have
a great time, try radio. Thank
you to all of you who have
made this so special."
Josh Easier 2000
.... In With the New.
John Silva takes the listeners on
a musical journey through the
60's, 70's and 80's. Students
have the opportunity to play a
variety of genres of music.
"Serving the Public
Interest, need and
1971 - 1987
64 • Curry College
Under the direction
of Roger Alan
"Voice at Curry
established as a
carrier current radio
to the present
becomes a 10
watt FM station.
Alan Frank is hired as
the first full time
director of a 25 person,
student run volunteer
based radio station. No
class credit was offered
at this time for WMLN
WMLN has its first
license renewal. Radio
workshop is introduced
to Curry as the first radio
practicum class. The
class was a one credit
course that met every
becomes a department.
Director positions for
for two credits
instead of one. MLN
adds the Production,
Public Affairs and
91.5 WMLN becomes a
365 day a week, 24 hour
college radio station.
Over the years the
WMLN staff has
replaced some old
and Mary Beth
Wool enjoy their
day in the sun.
Nick Stamoulis and
Alan Frank spend a
moment on the air
together during the
Bob MacNeil presents
Roger Alan Bump
with the WMLN
On March 31st 2000,
WMLN-FM hosted a
live day of Broadcasting
from the Drapkin
Center as part of the
festive 25th Anniver-
WBCN engineer and
Curry Alum Jim Rakie
gets together with
Alan Frank and Josh
Easier in front of the
official WBCN Van.
WMLN increases its
power from 10 watts to
WMLN increases its
power for the final
time going from 100
watts to the present
WMLN becomes an
affiliate of ABC.
After a one year
contract with ABC,
WMLN drops ABC
as an affiliate.
WMLN purchases its WMLN wins its first
the last department
added to the station.
Associated Press (AP)
Award for both News
New Beginnings • 65
What makes WMLN so special is that
the station is totally student run. In
order for MLN to air successfully 24
hours a day seven days a week, there
are six departments that work day in
and day out to make sure MLN remains
the best college radio station in
Massachusetts. Take a look at the
directors that work together to make
each department the best they can be.
How Many Volts?
Ric Allison, Sam Quain and Nick
Capalbo (Engineering Directors) stand
next to the antenna tower behind
WMLN. The station has a department
for those students who are good with
electronics and have the knack for fixing
Anthony Fabrizio does a live
interview with Coach Steve Nelson
following the broadcast of a Colonels
football game. The MLN Sports
Department gives the students a
chance to perform real life sports
The Voice of the Colonels
Jeff Uryga, Corey Latham and
Anthony Fabrizio were the tandom
that brought the play-by-play of
Curry College Football to the radio in
2000. The WMLN Sports Department
brought home two more AP awards
for 2000 as well.
Getting the Word Out
Stacey Breuer and Brian Felicella are
the faces behind the Promotions
Department. Bringing the campus up
to speed on events that the radio
station is sponsoring and placing ads
in local magazines and newspapers
are what they do best
Meet the Music Department
Nick Stamoulis (Music Director), John Warner (Assistant
Director), Theresa Leone (Coordinator), and Ben King
(Coordinator), spend some time in the music library.
One Big Happy Family
The Directors of WMLN gather together for a group shot outside
the station. The directors gained first hand experience while
working at WMLN.
91.5 W M LN Tiweiine
The "Award Winning
Waves," 91.5 WMLN
closes out (he SO's and
enters its third decade
1988 - 2000
66 • Curry College
For the second
WMLN wins awards
from the Associated
91.5 WMLN closes
the book on the
80's with the third
Award in News
Both News and
recipients of the
WMLN wins the
awards for News
and Sports for the
fifth year straight.
WMLN wins the AP
College Radio Station
of the Year award for
the first time. MLN
becomes an affiliate
awards in News and
Sports for the seventh
Students, Alumni and faculty gather
together for a group picture outside
WMLN on April 1, 2000. One
important aspect of 91.5 WMLN is
once you have been a part of the
station the door will always remain
open for you. On this particular day,
MLN invited some alumni back to the
station for a simple visit or an
opportunity to tune up the pipes and
bring back some memories on the air.
Jnder his direction
Maria Carpinella, former
Music Director for the
station and a graduate of
The Class of 1999, Alan .
Frank and Jeff Uryga
celebrate the WMLN's 25th
Ben There, Done That
Ben Donovan, Class of 1999, is
ecstatic to be back on the air at
WMLN. Ben was the station
manager at WMLN from 1996 -
1997. He now owns his own DJ
company in Boston and often
pays visits to the place where he
had his start in radio.
Aike "Sparky" Phillips is the
'oice behind most of the carts
hat are heard on WMLN.
Aike was the Production
director at the station. Keep
'Our radio on because you
vill soon hear him on a local
tation in Boston.
The WMLN Operations Department
Mike Horan, Pete Mazalewski, Jessica St. Jean and
Tim Harrity were a part of the team that help keep
the station on air 24 hours a day 365 days a week.
Seniors Costas Pantazis, Josh Easier, Rick Allison,
Jeff Uryga, Anthony Fabrizio, Stacey Breuer, Mike
Phillips and Nick Stamoulis all held Director
positions during the 1999-2000 school year.
WMLN wins the
Awards for News
WMLN wins the
Awards for News
WMLN buys its first
digital work station
and wins the AP
awards for the tenth
The sound of
WMLN will change
forever when a
button is pushed in
office to crossover
an affiliate of
WMLN celebrates its
25th Anniversary and
presents its first
quarter century award
to Roger Alan Bump.
MLN wins AP awards
for the 13th
New Begmnmgs • 67
With the Alumni Recreation Center (ARC) condemned,
students were forced to have their pubs in the Annex of
the cafeteria. The bi-weekly student organization run
pubs were a place where Curry students could go and
enjoy a night of friends, music and fun. The Alcohol
Beverage Committee (ABC) oversaw each pub ensuring
a safe entertainment at all times. Alum Ben Donovan
served as DJ for the majority of the pubs including
several theme pubs such as a Hawaiian party, Superbo wl
pub and a Halloween costume party. Although pubs
were held in the Annex, students enjoyed their time and
look forward to the new ARC opening in the Fall 2000.
Angela Mattola, Ron Kissell, Julisa
Burgos, Heather Dippert and Ehza-
beth Novick pose during a second
Alcohol and Beverage Committee
members Stephanie Fox and Kelly U
hold down the bar ABC members are
trained to run a safe and friendly pub
Junior Tyler Young takes time to
release some bubbles at a pub. Stu-
dents had the chance to enjoy a night
of music and entertainment with
friends during the bi-weekly pubs.
68 • Curry College
Get Down, Get Down
Joe Newman takes control of the dance
floor during a second semester pub.
Students got to show off their dance
moves during Thursday night pubs.
ABC member Matt De Napoli over-
sees the bar as he serves a drink. At-
tendees of pubs were monitored
closely by ABC members to insure
Seniors Anthony Fabrizio and Stacey
Breuer catch up during a pub. Seniors
took time to reflect on their four years
at Curry with classmates during pubs.
Michael Stanton, David Fishman,
Amy O'Brien and Greg Scheuy take
time to toast one another during one
of the final pubs of the year.
New Beginnings • 69
Sarah Alinovi, Alicia Marchetti, and Monica Nolan enjoy
their time together during a pub. Students enjoyed the
music and the chance to spend time with one another.
Dance, Dance, Dance
Kelly Grey and Brian Sullivan enjoy themselves during a
second semester pub.
All The Right Moves
The dance floor was always hopping during pubs. Stu-
dents chose the intimate atmosphere at Curry pubs rather
than traveling into Boston or Providence.
Play That Funky Music
Curry alum Ben Donavan spins the tunes for pub attendes.
Ben was the regular DJ for Curry pubs and a number of
other events on campus.
70 • Curry College
Sean Whelen and Arienne Bistany pose together during a
first semester pub. Although pubs were held in the
Drapkin Annex, students enjoyed their time while await-
ing the building of the new Alumni Recreation Center.
Junior Class Vice President Angela Lawson welcomes
students to the much anticipated Kiss A Senior Good-bye
Pub. The Junior Class holds this annual Pub as a fund-
raiser for their class.
ABC member Jay Fulchino takes some time to catch up on
Curry news as he reads an issue of the Currier Times. ABC
members enjoyed down time because they often worked
long hours on pub nights.
A group of students gather for a picture during a pub.
Many students chose the social scene over the dance floor
during pubs. No matter what the preference, students
enjoyed thier time at pubs.
New Beginnings • 71
Curry Theatre Presents
"The Imaginary Invalid"
Curry Theatre brought in the 1999-2000 school year with Moliere's classic The Imaginary Invalid.
Performed in The Little Theatre over November 13'^- 16'^, John Barrett, Technical Director for Curry
Theatre, took the helm as director. For the first time in several years, six veterans and six newcom-
ers represented this cast of twelve actors. "If it were not for this play, I don't think I would have
made the close friends that I have today, stated freshman Bill Skog. The cast and crew began work-
ing on the play in late September, and spent every weekend for two months building the magnificent
set. The fast pace humor of Moliere, plus the wit of the vivacious cast had the audience rolling in the
aisles. Some memorable moments included The Diaphorus Boys (portrayed by Freshmen Andrew
Harpold and Bill Skog), The Weasally Lawyer (Played by Sophomore Ryan Green), The Lovable M
yet Cunning Maid (portrayed by Senior Katie Mello) and not to mention the Invalid himself (Junior
Michael Adami). Seniors Katie Mello (General Manager) and Spencer Everett Jawitz (Business
Manager) wouldn't want to open their senior year any other way!
Michael Adami and Andrew Harpold take center
Thomas Diaforus professes his love to young Angelica
72 • Curry College
Michael Adami plays the
^ Invalid Argan
Tionette pleads to Cleante
not to reveal his true iden-
tity to Argan
Bonfoy tries to pursuade
Argan to make a new will
Ryan Green plays the sneaky
Krista Bennett and Mary LoRusso Judah Mahay plays Angelica's
play Argan's daughters love Cleante
Tionette (Katie Mello) helps
Angelica (Mary LoRusso) try to
trick her father
New Beginnings • 73
Ryan Green plays his part dur-
ing a weeknight show of the
Fantasticks. Actors had the
chance to play a number of
parts throughout the school
year in a variety of shows.
So Happy Together
Jenn Ugalde and Mary
LoRusso spend time on stage
together. Members of the
Curry Theatre spent hours a
day rehearsing for shows.
74 • Curry College
inif er Ugalde, Jon Kiviat and Mary Ryan Green, Spencer Jawitz and Jon
Russo concentrate on their parts Kiviat act out a scene together on
ring a Fantasticks show. stage at the Little Theatre.
Bringing the 41 year old longest running musical in the
history of American Theatre to the Curry Stage was a true
highlight for the members of the Theatre Department.
The Fantasticks brought laughs, tears and music to practi-
cally a sold out crowd. Directed by D-L Garren, the
musical starred Seniors Katie Mello, Spencer Jawitz and
Jenn Ugalde, Sophomores Ryan Green and Jon Kiviat, as
well as Freshmen Mary LoRusso and Bill Skog. Memo-
rable moments included Katie's note wrenching "Much
More", Jenn and Mary's "Never Say No", and the comical
work of Spencer and Ryan.
Front Row: John Barrett Second Row: Matt Stone, Phil Lamb, Matt Hochberg, Chuck
Towle, Judah Mahay Third Row: D-L Garren, John Kiviat, Katie Mello, Bill Skog,
Krista Bennett, Barbara Scholes Back Row: Spencer Jawitz, Jenn Ugalde, Mary
LoRusso, Ryan Green
Freshmen Mary LoRusso and Bill Skog
take part in the Fantaskics during the
New Beginnings • 75
The Curry Theatre crew wrapped up the 1999-
2000 school year with the performance of Class
Acts. Class Acts was a student directed one act
festival written by faculty members at the col-
lege. The first show was Hot House written by
D-L Garren and directed by Spencer Jawitz.
The cast included Dane Botfield, Mike Adami,
Kirstin Davidson and Curry College Alum
Kerry Corrigan. The second show was The
Uncle, written by Phil Lamb and directed by
Michael Adami. The cast included Dane
Botfield, Kirstin Davidson and Krista Bennett.
The evening was topped off by a performance
by Curry's own Bitter Mechanics, bringing
laughter and improv to a wonderful run. Fac-
ulty, staff and students enjoyed all aspects of
the nights the shows ran.
New Beginnings • 17
Campus Activities Board's
Spring Fling 2000 was a major
hit across campus. Students were
treated to music, movies, com-
edy and more. Spring Fling
began on Tuesday, April 25 with
a night of music by Dave Binder.
Dave played all the hits includ-
ing covers of Jimmy Buffett,
James Taylor and more. A rainy
Wednesday April 26 brought this
year's drive-in movie into the
Miller Gym. The rainy weather
did not stop students from at-
tending the showing of "The
Sixth Sense." Comedy night on
Thursday, April 27 included very
funny comedians Michael Dean
Ester and Taylor Mason.
The two comedians kept the
crowd in stitches throughout the
evening. Friday, April 28 was a
great night at the Boston
Marriott Long Wharf Hotel
where students danced the night
away at the annual Spring Fling
Semi-Formal Dance. This year
was the first year the dance was
held at the Long Wharf, and
students loved the location and
the night as a whole. Saturday,
April 29 brought great weather
and many smiling faces. Stu-
dents were treated to a day of
music as Tidewater Grain,
Jimmie's Chicken Shack, and
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock enter-
tained the college community.
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The lead singer of
Shack entertains the
Saturday's day long
events. CAB spent
Fling and the re-
sults were perfect.
Members of the
play during the
The days line-up
showcased a good
mix of music to
satisfy all music
Rob Base entertains the crowd at Spring Fling.
Although the band has not had many albums in
recent years, they put on an outstanding show
that included some old hits as well as some
more current songs.
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New Beginnings • 87
The 1999 season looked as if it was going to be a
repeat experience for the Curry College football
team. The Colonels went through their schedule
by mirroring their results from 1998, six wins
against the same six teams and three losses against
the same three teams. Curry's most crucial game
took place at Salve Regina with the outcome of the
game possibly deciding the 1999 Blue Division
titleholder in the NEFC. In the end of the trying
match, a school record-tying 46-yard field goal
from rookie placekicker Bill Lovendale was the
only scoring the Colonels would do. The
Seahawks defeated Curry 14-3. Two weeks later
however, the mood was decidedly more upbeat. A
33-0 triumph over UMass Boston on November
6th granted Curry it's first back to back winning
season since 1986. It also happened to be Curry's
first shutout in more then a decade. The last team
the Colonels had to face was Umass Dartmouth,
winning this last game would mean the difference
between repeating last years solid record of 6-4,
and an even better season with a record of 7-3.
The game started out rough, but Curry came back
fighting with touchdowns from Captain John
Barr, and Brian Walsh. The Corsairs jumped on
top once again until one of the most dramatic
comeback victories in Curry Football history.
Curry Linebacker Ranee Cooley intercepted the
ball and ran it back 10-yards scoring for the
Colonels and the game was Curry's with a final
score of 21-17. Next season, the Colonels will
strive for a "three-peat" of sorts, attempting to
string together three consecutive winning seasons.
Second year head coach Steve Nelson left his
seniors with the words, "I am very proud of the
athletes' work. The seniors this year have really
taken the season with incredible stride."
On The Line
The offensive line takes for-
mation during the second
half of a home game.
Senior Quarterback Steve
Santos makes a pass to a
receiver down field.
Colonels Senior Line-
backer Chuck Isreal
looks to the bench for
the next play.
A Little Help
Sophomore Wide Receiver Dave
Ferrando prepares to block for
freshman Wide Receiver Michael
On The Go
Dave Ferrando heads down
field with the ball for a first
Head Coach Steve Nelson calls a
play during a home game.
Norwich University 27
Main Maritime 1 5
Framingham State 20
Nicholos College 14
Western New England 22
Salve Regina 14
Fitchburg State 21
U. Mass Boston
U. Mass Dartmouth 17
Members of the Colonels coaching staff take a break from the
action. Coaches play an important role in the development of
student-athletes both on the field and off.
THE 1999-2000 CURRY COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM
FIRST ROW: (Left to Right) Chuck Israel, John Barr. SECOND ROW: Neal Houghton, Rogers Dunkman, Mike Coppenrath,
Tony Giannetti, Albie Maggio, Joe Parisi, Steve Santos, Paul Dunderdale, Damien White, Nick Sapienza, Dave Ferrando, Matt
Jeanotte, Jeff Lang, Paul Ferrara. THIRD ROW: Ranee Cooley, Darrell Jones, Tim Jennings, Rob Woods, Jason Murphy, Joel
Belmonte, Mike Oates, Chris LeBlanc, Marcus Pleasant, Quincy Mercer, Kevin Murray, Jerome Wright, Sean Terry.
FOURTH ROW: Ralph Perrotti, Brian Walsh, Conor Smith, Greg Jacobs, Jeff Blanco, Aaron Alldredge, Robert Byrnes, Harry
Nadal, Adam Mangieri, John Brock, Chris Kuhn, Mike McAuliffe. FIFTH ROW: Ryan Hale, Riss Lane, Charles Hudson, Joe
Siracuse, Tom Lennon, Damien Simpson, Emmanuel Stavroulakis, Kenyon Davis, Jay Marshall, Aubrey Beavers, Gary
Gillespie, Brian Walsh. SIXTH ROW: Bill Lovendale, Kevin Delmonico, Geoff Germano, Brian Cleary, William Bisbicos,
Edmund Zimirowski, Aaron Thurston, Josh Barbarotta, Mark Milano, Patrick Ross, Dave Baird, Larry Mulrey.
SEVENTH ROW: Team Manager Brett Joseph, Terrence Norve, David Purpura, Andrew Bevilacqua, Matt Passman, Austin
Griffing, Mark Spinato, David Garrity, Mark Peach, Anthony Brown, Robert MacMillan, Michael Ferrara. EIGHTH ROW:
Athletic Trainer Shayne Roderick, Evan Kolkos, Adam Belmonte, Ronnie Lippett, John Sarianides, Shawn Anderson, Steve
Nelson, Jim Rourke, John Jeannetti, John Doherty, Mike Bryan, Mark Pizziferri, Vinnie Eruzione, Athletic Trainer Jamie
Out In Front
Senior full back Albie Maggio
makes a block for sophmore Wide
Receiver Tony Giannetti
Sophomore Linebacker Ranee
Cooley takes a break from the
action to catch his breath dur-
ing a Colonel's home game.
Junior Safetyjoel Belmonte
makes a touchdown saving
tackle on the side lines to
maintain Curry's lead.
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The Men in Action!
(Clockwise from top left)
Defensman Blake Gillan
kicks the ball down field.
Junior (captain) Sean Timlin
protects the goal, senior
Jake Wolman warms up for
the game, junior (Captain)
E.J Catala goes into attack
his opponent. Freshmen
Chris Donaldson fly's up to
A look back at the 1999 season.
Rebuilding a college athletics
program necessarily involves sea-
sons like the one experienced by
first-year head coach Brendan
Donahue in 1999. His men's soc-
cer squad worked as hard as any
on-field rival, but came up on the
short end of all but three contests.
The season started promisingly,
with a pair of scoreless ties against
Emerson, and Anna Maria in the
seasons first three games. But a
school record-tying, 13-game los-
ing streak ensued-snapped fi-
nally on October 20th in the sea-
sons next-to-last contest. That
5-1 victory over Suffolk was made
possible by sophomores Paul
Fioretti and Peter Smith who
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netted three and two goals respec-
tively. Co-captain Sean Timlin had
another busy year in goal for the
Colonels. The junior made 191
saves in 17 games. Timlin finished
third in the nation with 11.2 saves
"My inaugural season with the
Colonels was a struggle, but the
foundation for future success was
implemented," said head coach
Donahue. "When I arrived at Curry
team moral was low and the con-
cept of being regionally competi-
tive was nonexistent. Today the
team structure is in place, and it is
now my job to add better players."
The Colonels will look to heavy
recruiting in the off season.
The right stuff
Forward Aaron Smith practices some moves
before the game begins. Practice and condi-
tioning play major roles in the success of
Season In Review
Final record 1-15-2
Anna Maria 0-0
Salve Regina 0-2
Fitchburg State 1-5
Gordon 0- 4
New England College 0-4
Unv. Of New England 2-5
Thomas College 2-4
Eastern Nazarene 0-6
Framingham State 0-1
Roger Williams 0-5
Captins E.J Catala (above)
and Sean Timlin (below)
work on their skills.
(Back Row) Assistance Coach Anson Smith, Captin E.J Catala,
Jake Wolman, Matt Lisker, Greg Meyerhoff, Aaron Smith, Mark
Particelli, Pete Smith, Ron Vickers, Head Coach Brendan Donahue
(Front Row) Mike Soars, Paul Fiorettii, Chris Donaldson, Captin
Sean Timlin, Pavlos Efstathiadis, Blake Gillan, Kevin Leonard,
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A LOOK BACK AT THE 1999 SEASON
September may not have been the kindest month for the
Colonels women's soccer squad. First year coach Danielle
Ferrara saw her squad struggle to an 1-8-1 record that included
six shutout losses. Progress arrived in October, however, as
Curry posted a 4-5-1 record including a pair of 1-0 victories over
CCC rivals New England College and Eastern Nazarene. The
Colonels brightest star on offense was junior midfielder Donna
Walsh, who paced the team in scoring with 26 points (12 goals, 2
assists). Walsh led Curry's second-half surge by scoring the
game winning goals in victories over Fitchburg State, Emerson,
and Eastern Nazarene. At seasons end, Walsh was deservedly
named to the CCC's all-conference second team. Rookie Alison
Schiffman was a solid contributor in her 16 games, netting five
goals. Junior captain Hilary Baker, junior Jill Gordon, and
sophomore Liz Middleton all had four goals on the season.
Goalkeeping was an unsettled affair until freshmen Aimee
Petrosky took over the full time job in October. She performed
well in five conference starts, finishing with a record of 2-3, an
impressive .869 save percentage, 2.00 goals against average, and
a pair of shutouts. Coach Ferrara concluded the season by
saying, "After the season had come to a close, the one word that
stuck in my mind was heart. That is what each and every athlete
found within herself and played with every day."
(Clockwise from left) Junior
Donna Walsh takes the oppo-
nent down. Junior Jill Gordon
runs down the field. Senior
Captam Miranda Dewling goes
tor the ball. Sophomore Lori
Dodd tries to take the ball
(Back Row) Assis-
tant Coach Julie
(Front Row) Jenni-
Jennifer Thorp, Jill
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The Women's Soccer
Captains Hilary Baker
and Miranda Dewling
Final Record 5-13-2
at Mt. Ida 2
at Anna Maria
New England CoUegel
Univ of New england
at Eastern Naz 1
al Rogert Williams
at Emerson 3
at Fitchberg State 4
at Regis 2
The Lady Colonels At Their Best!
Sophomore Freshman Junior
LizMiddleton Leianne Best Jennifer Thorp
The Women's Soccer team is all smiles after finish-
ing the season!
Sophomore Liz Middleton in net with help
from defenseman Leianne Best.
New Beginnings • 93
The 1999 football cheerleading squad worked hard all
season to help motivate the Colonels football team, as
well as the faithful fans. Through the tough practices
and the cold games, the women made it all come alive.
Each member of the team led the crowd in cheers,
performed stunts, and built pyramids, all while cheer-
ing the home team toward victory. The women showed
off their skills during home games on the sidelines as
well as during the halftime festivities. The team was
lead by first year coach John Gilbert. John came to
Curry with a cheerleading background from the Uni-
versity of Rhode Island, and he is also a professional
coach from the Universal Cheerleading Association.
This small team of dedicated women look forward to
building a larger squad as well as the ability to further
(Back Row) Carly Steele, Amanda Gentile, Crissy Wheeler, Margaret Van De Water, Nicole Pelusi,
(Front Row) Heidi Mc Arthur, Daniell Landry, Christine Frazier, Katie LeDuc and Dayna Mazzola
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Give Me A "C"
The cheerleaders get the crowd
involved at a home game.
Heidi McArthur, Katie LeDuc and
Danielle Landry, cheer the team to-
wards a victory.
Margaret Van De Water and Carly
Steele build a solid foundation for
teammates Katie LeDuc, Heidi
McArthur, and Danielle Landry.
Eye of The Tiger
Rachel Anstatt watches the game
Half Time Show
The team shows that all of their
hardwork and practice has paid
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The Women's Cross Country team was a small
but determined squad. Guided by rookie coach
Erica Towlson, the women were quite successful
in thier seven-meet schedule. Senior captain
Emily Johnson had a memorable season posting
a personal and team best 26:49 in a 5K event at
Roger Williams. A season highlight for fresh-
man Laura Estey was the Pop Crowell Invita-
tional where she matched Johnson as Curry's top
performer with a time of 25:50. Senior Heather
King saved her best for last by running the 5 K
in 29:55 at the CCC Championships. The Colo-
nels are looking forward to strong reccruiting in
the future to help build the program .
Laura Estey gains ground on her
competition. Runners were con-
stantly in competition with their
opponents, as well as themselves.
Movi ng On Up
Emily Johnson pulls ahead of her
competition. The small Colonels
squad will recruit heavily during
the off season to continue to expand
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Always On The Go!
Emily Johnson runs hard for the finish Une.
Although they had a small squad, the Colo-
nels always gave it their best effort.
Leader Of The Pack!
Laura Estey pulls ahead of her main
competition. The team is always
trying to beat their previous times as
well as all of the other runners.
Off to the races
Heather King races in the fall leaves.
Heather and the rest of the squad put
their best effort into each race, hoping
to build a larger squad for the future.
(Left-Right) Heather King,Captain Emily Johnson, Laura Estey and
Coach Erica Towlson.
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Men's Ice Hockey
1999 - 2000
Former Boston University
standout Rob Da vies was hired
as the Colonels head ice hockey
coach on November 4, 1999,
bringing a new attitude and
outlook across campus. It was
immediately apparent that
Davies would infuse the strug-
gling hockey program with
some desperately needed sta-
The team finished with a 4-18-
1 record overall and a 3-14-0
mark in ECAC Northeast play.
Although the record was reas-
on for disappointment,
hopeful signs remained
well after the final game
Davies will have six of his
top scorers returning for
the 2000-2001 season in-
cluding juniors Joe Savioli,
Sean Whelan, Justin
Del Vecchio, Scott Tkachuk
and sophmores Jason
Boyle and Mike Ciacera.
The team looks forward to
Davies recruiting and to a
Coach Rob Davies watches his team
from the bench. The Colonels are
looking forward to building a young
team for the future.
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Junior Forward Scott Tkachuk gets
prepared to take a face-off during a
home game at Max Ulin Rink in
One On One
Junior Forward Joe Savioli attacks the
net during second period action.
Savioli later became the team MVP.
Down In Front
Junior Forward Sean
Whelan fights for posi-
tion in front of the net
during a Curry attack.
Sophmore Forward Mike
Ciacera takes a breath be-
fore handling a face off.
Coach Davies is looking
to his young players to
lead the Colonels in the
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Johnson & Whales
U. Mass Dartmouth
Front Row: (LtoR) Doug Pyne, Joe Savioli, Sean Whelan, Ryan Wood, Justin
DelVecchio, Jim Najarian, Justin Perry Middle Row: Coach Davies, Joe Amendola,
Scott Tkachuk, Mike Rogers, John LaRocca, Derek Kerstner, Tim Lowell, Steve
Delforno, Rich DeLisle, Shaun Durkin, Coach Weis Back Row: Jeff Wright, Matt
Ventolieri, Jay Boyle, Joe Seeley, Mike Ciacera, Tom Foxon, Paul Roche
New Beginnings • 99
The 1999-2000 women's bas-
ketball team experienced a
phenomenon that, on one
hand, may have been its best
attribute, yet on the other hand,
its greatest shortcoming. Over
24 games, the Colonels had
seven different players claim
game-high scoring honors,
while 10 different players took
game high rebounding hon-
ors. Coach Michael Barrett was
getting contributions from his
entire team, unfortunately, he
never found one or two "go-
to" players who could consis-
tently power the offense or take
charge of the boards. In a sea-
son where a 6-1 8 overall record
and a 3-9 conference record
left many disappointed, senior
Liz Londergan dished out her
413 career assist, moving her
past Colonels legend Cecilia
Bombardier and into first place
all-time. Londergan finished
her four year career with 489
Seniors Kelly Allen, Liz Londergan,
and Angela Mattola pose with Head
Coach Michael Barrett before one of
their final games at Curry.
Sophmore Guard Shannon Brock
takes a shot. The Colonels have a
young team and are looking forward
to rebuilding for the future.
Off The Boards
Freshman Forward Megan Gean
fights for a rebound with her oppo-
nents. Megan was one of three fresh-
men who saw playing time for the
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Senior Forward Kelly Allen breaks
through two defenders on her way to
the basket. Kelly was one of three
seniors playing for the colonels dur-
ing the season.
Megan Varriccho and Shirley Garcia
are all smiles before a home game.
Team sports require student-athletes
to depend upon one another both on
and off the court.
Members of the team take a break
from the action to catch their breaths.
Although the team had a disappoint-
ing win-loss record, the members
worked well together and gained
many new skills and freindships.
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Back Row: (L-R) Coach Michael Barrett, Kristin Williams, Shirley Garcia, Megan Gean, Maggie Walker,
Megan Varriccho, Shannon Brock, Shannon Brock, Jence Salas, Assistant Coach Michelle Georato
Front Row: Tara Osterkamp, Kelly Allen, Liz Londergan, Angela Mattola, Nikki Leckie
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New Beginnings •
The 1999-2000 Curry men's
basketball season had its full
complement of inspired mo-
ments and crushing disap-
pointments. The Colonels,
under second year Head Coach
Sean Casey, were expected to
challenge for the school's first
Commonwealth Coast Confer-
ence Title since 1986. The
Colonels had four of five start-
ers returning to the fold, in-
cluding all-conference per-
formers and team captains Eric
Ferris and Brian Williams.
Although the team did not
advance beyond the first round
of the tournament, there were
a number of individual accom-
plishments that were attained.
Both Williams and Ferris
reached the 1,000 career mark
during the 1999-2000 season.
Ferris finished his Curry ca-
reer with 1,168 points, placing
him 8th on the all-time scoring
list. He also set school marks
for three-point field goal at-
tempts in a season, three-point
field goal attempts in a career,
Junior Brian Williams drives to the
basket with his defender right on his
back. Players spent hours in the gym
working on all aspects of their game.
Up, Up And Away
Sophomore Shakir Shabazz drives to
the basket for two points. The Colo-
nels will rely heavily on their younger
players during the next several sea-
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Junior Earl Pemberton tries to manipu-
late his opponent. Although the record
does not show it, the men's basketball
team worked hard all season.
Freshman guard Keith Fredriksen
shows off his abilities during warm
ups. Players rely on practice and con-
ditioning during the 25-game season.
A Great Finish
Senior Captain Eric Ferris drives to
the hoop during a Colonels home
game. Ferris had an outstanding sea-
son, and an impressive career at Curry.
Assistant Coach Joe Rulewich gives
Kyle McNamara some tips during a
time-out. The men relied heavily on
the experience of the coaches for ad-
Johnson & Wales
Coast Guard Acadamy
Univ. New England
Front Row: (L-R) Pete Mazalewski, Will McCoy, Eric Ferris (Captain), Brian Williams (Captain), Christian f
Mitchell, Darius Garvin ^i
Back Row: Coach Sean Casey, Keith Fredriksen, Lavar White, Kyle McNamara, Brendan Monaghan, Shakir ^^
Shabazz, Earl Pemberton, Coach Jeff Gass, Coach Joe Rulewich ^^
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Mike Fernanzez reaches for a low
serve in a singles match. Students
learned the value of working as a
team while a member of a Curry Col-
lege athletic team.
Senior Jake Wolman returns a serve
during a home match against Colby
Sawyer College. Jake enjoyed his four
years as a multi-sport athlete for the
The 1999-2000 Curry College
Men's Tennis team worked hard
all season to finish with a 4-4 con-
ference record and overall record
of 6-7. Led by first year coaches
Paul Dorsey and John Ritucci, the
Colonels finished with their best
record since 1995. The Colonels
entered the year with a core of
three seniors and four juniors and
were happy to have a small but
determined underclass showing of
three freshmen and a sophmore.
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The Colonels managed wins
against Wentworth Institute of
Technology, Endicott College,
Becker College, Roger Williams
College, Eastern Nazarene College
and U-MassBoston. The Colonels
were led by team MVP Mike
Fernandez and Rookies of the year
Brian Fleming and Jon Hiller. The
team is looking forward to strong
recruiting and experienced return-
ers to continue their winning ways
in the future.
Junior Mike Stanton goes to his back
hand to return a volley during a Colo-
On The Move Return
Freshman Greg Meyerhoff returns a Senior Brian Schwartz warms up be-
volley during a match. Student ath- fore a match with UMass Boston,
letes challenge themselves both on Practice helped keep many of the
the court and in the classroom. athletes in top shape for game days.
Johnson & Whales
Front Row: (L-R) Faheem Nasser, Brian Fleming, Mike Stanton, Jacob
Wolman, Jon Hiller, Mike Fernandez
Back Row: Coach Paul Dorcy,Amy Oriscello, Greg Meyerhoff, Bill Skog,
Jeremy Lorenz, Rusty Ptak, Brian Schwartz, Assistant Coach John Ritucci
liMiMii i iiii
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Head Coach Dave Perdios en-
joyed another successful cam-
paign in 2000. In his first two
seasons as Curry's baseball
mentor, Perdios has led the
Colonels to back-to-back win-
ning records in the Common-
wealth Coast Conference
(CCC) and berths in the post-
Some Colonel players enjoyed
success throughout the 2000
season. The Colonels' middle
infielders were the team's top
two hitters. Gareth Watts
paced the squad with a .436
batting average on his way to
being named the "CCC Rookie
of the year." Senior second
baseman Eric Ferris had his
best season on the diamond
for the Colonels batting .355
and leading the team with 20
runs scored. Senior Corey
Santos wrapped up his colle-
giate career by establishing a
school record with 107 Runs
Curry pitchers Sean Ross and
Joe Seeley had outstanding sea-
sons for the Colonels. Thefu-:
ture looks bright for the team.
Senior infielder Eric Ferris steps on
second for the force and throws on to
first base to complete the double play.
Just A Bit Inside
Sophmore infielder Dave Ferrando
takes a pitch during a Colonels away
game against Babson College.
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Senior Corey Santos disagrees with
an umpires call after being called out
on strikes. Corey played both first
base and catcher for the Colonels dur-
ing the season.
On The Mound
Freshman pitcher Patrick Spera
pitches during a Colonels away game.
Spera was one of nine freshmen on
the Colonels roster during the season.
Junior pitcher Chip Raines makes a
delivery to the plate during a game
Rames will be returning for one more
season with the Colonels
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Back Row: (L-R) Head Coach Dave Perdios, John Driscoll, Jason Feldman, Patrick Spera, Gerry
Ramsey, Ryan Hale, (Captain) Chip Raines, (Captain) Sean Ross, Gareth Watts, Mark Ruane,
Assistant Coach Pat Bryan Middle Row: Seth Cohen, Lawrence Fleshman, Mark Milano, (Captain)
Corey Santos, Sean Connolly, Sean Timlin, (Captain) Marco Rastellini Front Row: Joe Seeley, E J
Catala, Nick Pomakis, Paul Dunderdale, Dave Ferrando, Scott Romer, Eric Ferris
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The 2000 campaign opened once again
in Fort Myers, Florida with the Colo-
nels facing strong Division III pro-
grams from across the country. After
playing in eight contests over four
days, the squad returned to Milton
with only a single win.
Coach Bruce Weckworth, winningest
coach in Colonels softball history,
notched his 100th career win when
the squad defeated Eastern Nazarene
during Spring Sports Weekend.
The Colonels placed four outstand-
ing performers on the post-season all-
conference teams. Senior Leanne
Tarkanian put together one of the fin-
est seasons ever by a Curry pitcher.
She went 12-9 with a 1.68 Earned Run
Average, allowed just 33 earned runs
striking out 49 while only walking 18.
Other All-Stars included junior sec-
ond baseman Renee Silvia, who led
the squad with a .353 batting average,
senior outfielder Margeaux Montuori,
who committed just two errors all sea-
son, and junior outfielder Nikki Leckie
who paced the team with 24 runs bat-
At The Helm
Head Coach Bruce Weckworth over-
sees the bench during a Colonels home
game. Weckworth was aiming for his
fourth winning season in five years.
Leading The Way
Junior Nikki Leckie pulls into third
standing up. Leckie paced the team
with 6 extra-base hits during the sea-
Swing Batter Batter....
Freshman Allyson Machado stands
in awaiting a pitch. Allyson was one
of five freshmen who played for the
Colonels during the 2000 season.
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lutfielder Allyson Machado makes a
itch on the run as second baseman
inniferPava goes out to help. Team-
■ork helped lead the Colonels to an-
ther winning season.
Down on Strikes
Tina Wheelwright looks to the bench
after being called out on strikes. The
15 women softball team stuck together
throughout the season to help Coach
Weckworth gain his 100th victory.
Coming Up Throwing
Sophmore inf ielder Tina Wheelwright
comes up throwing to make a put out
in the late innings of a home game.
Sliding Into Third
Junior Renee Silvia slides safely into
third base during a Colonels home
Anna Maria College
Anna Maria College
New England College
New England College
U. New England
New England College
Back Row (L-R) Head Coach Bruce Weckworth, Beth Arguelles, Tina Wheelwright, Jen Pava, Candice
Gabrey, Allyson Machado, Leslie Montalto, Hilirey Allen, Assistant Coach Michelle Maiocca
Front Row: Nikki Leckie, Margeaux Montuori, Leanne Tarkanian, Renee Silvia, Amy Surrane
Not Pictured Liz Londergan
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The 1999-2000 Men's La-
crosse team enjoyed a suc-
cessful year despite a los-
ing record. Under the
guidance of third year
coach Kevin Pezanowski,
the men finished 3-5 in
the conference and 3-15
overall. All three Colo-
nels wins came against
conference rivals Nichols
College, University of
New England and Salve
Regina University. The
team was led by team
Most Valuable Player
Scott Tkachuk and Rookie
of the year Eugene Busa.
The Colonels had a very
young squad and coach
Pezanowski is looking
forward to a successful
future with the core of his
Freshman Chris Donaldson (10) is
congratulated by Joe Newman for a
job well done. Teamwork played an
important role in the success of the
Men's Lacrosse team.
A member of the Colonels Men's La-
crosse team ducks out of the way of an
opponent during a home match.
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Sophmore Midfielder Eric Corso is on
the go following the action of a Colo-
nels home game against UMass Bos-
Making A Pass
Freshman Chris Donaldson passes to a teammate
during a Colonels home game.
Like A Hawk
Head Coach Kevin Pezanowski keeps an eye on his
team. The 2000 season was coach Pezonowski's
third and he is looking forward to a promising
future with a number of young returners.
Mars Hill College
Mass. Maratime Acad.
Wentworth Inst, of Tech
U. of New England
New England College
Roger Williams Univ.
Salve Regina University
Front Row: (L-R) Eugene Busa, Chris Donaldson, Neil Markoff, Scott Tkachuk, Pat
Murrin, Joe Newman, Geoff Germano, Head Coach Kevin Pezanowski
Second Row: Dave Baird, Victor Ithursarry, Harry Nadal, Ryan Shields, Tim
Hagen, Mark Peach
Third Row: Nick Sapienza,Ron Vickers, Ryan Ciarcia, Brian Roth, Tom Lennon, Jeff
Lang Back Row: Eric Corso, Bradley Trullinger, Aaron Smith
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On The Attack
Freshman Jen Duck attacks her opponent. Jen was
one of 7 freshman to play for the first year Women'i
The Curry College Athletics pro-
gram grew during the 1999-2000
season with the addition of a
Women's Lacrosse team. Before
this season, the team was a club
sport run through the Office of
Student Activities. The Colonels
had a strong showing of 16
women come out for the inaugu-
ral season. Although their record
did not show it, the Colonels made
great strides on the field. The
team finished with an overall
record of 1-8. The Colonels saw
their only win come against Sa-
lem State College during the first
game of the season. The women
were led by team Most Valuable
Player Lindsay Gallant and
coaches Danielle Ferrara and Julie
McNulty. The squad will depend
on its core of young players to
build a strong program in the fu-
ture. The 1999-2000 team includes
thirteen underclassmen available
to return, making the future bright
for the Curry College Women's
Freshman midfielder Danielle Barss
carries the ball down field between
two opponents. The Colonels are look-
ing to build a quality program within
the next several years.
Down But Not Out
Goalie Aimee Petrosky, Jen Duck and
Amanda Laverdiere watch as Daruelle
Barss and her opponent fall to the
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Senior defenseman Miranda Dewling
tries to put a stop to the opponents
rush. Miranda was one of only three
seniors on the young Colonels team.
Freshman Goalie Aimee Petrosky
makes a save during a Colonels home
On The Run
Sophmore Midfielder Amanda
Laverdiere is on the move with her
opponent. The Colonels graduated
only two women from their team
and hope to develop successful re-
Senior Amy O'Brien and Sophmore
Lori Dodd move in on the loose
ball during a Colonels home game.
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Brandeis University 7
Nichols College 5
U. New England 1
Southern Maine 12
Endicott College 7
Gordon College 5
New England College
Salve Regina 2
Front Row: (L-R) Amanda Feldman, Holly Sulcius, Faith Ventolieri, Miranda Dewling, Amy
O'Brien, Lori Dodd, Rebecca Dunlap Back Row: Assistant Coach Julie McNuIty, Liz Middleton,
Lindsey Gallant, Kelly Unterreiner, Amanda Laverdiere, Leianne Best, Jen Duck, Kristine Wheeler,
Danielle Barss, Aimee Petrosky Head Coach Danielle Ferrara
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The Curry College Student Government Association (SGA) is the official student governing body of
the college. Members of SGA met every Wednesday in the basement of the Office of Student Activities
at 2:00 P.M. to discuss issues affecting the college community. As the voice of the Curry College student
body, SGA worked hard to build positive relationships with the faculty and staff of the college.
Safety and Security issues were a hot topic all year for SGA members. Several campus incidents
prompted the members of SGA to begin working closely with members of the college's Senior Staff.
Dean Fedo, Bobby O'Connell, Gerard Linsky, Tom Butler and Michael Riley allowed students the oppor-
tunity to express their concerns during SGA meetings. As a result of the work done by all parties in-
volved, the college agreed to upgrade lighting and security on campus. Additional lighting, patrol
officers and even a second guard shack were added to help maintain a safe living and learning environ-
ment for Curry students.
Each member of SGA was responsible for sitting on various committees throughout the year. Students
sat on committees such as the Food Committee, Health Committee, ADA Committee, Athletic Commit-
tee, Honorary Degree Committee, Library Committee, Posting Committee, Academic Affairs Committee,
Undergraduate Committee, Career Development Committee, Technology Center Committee, Academic
Policy Committee, Health and Safety Committee, Student Affairs Committee and Bachas Committee.
Students had the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff from the college and were responsible for
reporting back to SGA with information on what each committee was working on.
SGA held an open forum during both the fall and spring semesters. The purpose of the forums were
to generate questions from the students and direct them to the Senior Staff. Students had the opportu-
nity to express concerns with Senior Staff as well as let them know what aspects of Curry College the
students enjoy. The forums were open to the entire campus community and helped to allow open
communication with Senior Staff.
SGA held two Open Houses which were designed to open the Student Activities Office to students
who may have wanted to find out a little bit about what members of the SGA did and how they repre-
sented the student body. SGA members, faculty and staff all participated in the Open Houses to bring a
greater awareness about SGA.
For the third straight year, SGA sponsored a less fortunate child from outside the U.S. SGA sponsored
two children during the 1999-2000 school year and received several cards and notes from the children.
SGA members often volunteered their time to better themselves as well as the community. SGA
members got involved in the Gear Up program that helped mentor seventh grade students at the Rogers
School in Hyde Park. Members also donated time to work with a local chapter of the Special Olympics
as well as with radio station 94.5 on the "Rock the Vote" campaign.
SGA President Jeff Uryga and the rest of the Executive Board worked hard all year long to build a
strong relationship between SGA and the student body. It was obvious by the success of the group that
the Student Government Association truly was the voice of students.
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Front Row(L-R): Treasurer Jake Wolman, President Jeff Uryga, Vice President Andrew Zapalla
Back Row: Secratery Jenn Ugalde, Vice President of Programming Sabrina Dube
Looking Back Executive Review Board
Members of the Class of 2000 pictured during their freshman Costas Pantazis, Aaron Smith (not pictured)
year in 1996 include: (front row) Anthony Fabrizio, Spencer Spencer Jawitz, Ken Brenner, Yvonne
Jawitz, Andrew Zappala (back row) Derek Benton, Sabrina Naimey, Stephanie Moskal
Dube, Jeff Uryga, Costas Pantazis
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Front Row: (L-R) Secretary Teri Corso, President Heather Purdie, Vice President Naomi Paquette
Back Row: Treasurer Anthony Fabrizio, Representative Jeff Blanco, Representative Brian SuUivan
Front Row: (L-R) Secretary Michael Harriman, President Matt DeNapoIi, Vice President Angela Lawson
Back Row: Representative Terrell Wells, Representative Stephen Bonica, Representative Mark Hogan
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Front Row: (L-R) Secretary Efua Dufu, President Patricia Gonzalez, Vice President Katie Amirault, Treasurer Courtney Bouchard
Back Row: Representative Dan Tomaino, Representative Matt Pomfret, Representative Kim Heagney, Representative Isabel
Front Row: (L-R) Treasurer Jenna Seamans, President Jennifer McElhanon, Vice President Morgan Schocket,
Secretary Wislande Pierre
Back Row: Representative Erin Stewart, Representative Andrew Harpold, Representative Matt Stone
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CAB member Becky Roberts tossea
Bill Ross a juggling pin during hisi
alcohol awareness program Last CalU
A Sobering Look at AlcohoL
The Campus Activities Board
(CAB) showcased yet another
successful year during the 1999-
2000 school year. CAB was re-
sponsible for everything from
Welcome Week to Spring Fling,
and everything in-between. The
small but determined board
worked hard programming a
wide variety of events all year.
Some of the highlights of the year
included an all campus BBQ on
opening day, a movie series, sev-
eral coffee house performances,
Monday Night Football in the
Colonel's Corner and Pumpkin
Carving. Off campus trips in-
cluded Spooky World, River
Dance, New York City, Bruins, and
Celtics. CAB also sponsored a num-
ber of novelty items including
psychics, sand art, mini-golf, wax
hands, a massage therapist and cari-
cature artists. CAB worked hard to
not only entertain, but to educate.
Working closely with other depart-
ments on campus, CAB helped spon-
sor educational events such as Last
Call: A Sobering Look at Alcohol,
Aids speaker Scott Fried, and Bos-
ton Globe Columnist and Photogra-
pher Dan Shaughnessy and Stan
Grossfeld. CAB also planned and
implemented the Fourth Annual
Curry College Leadership Day, help-
ing make the year a success.
Jeff Taylor and Jeff Uryga prepare the
Annex for a CAB event. CAB mem-
bers worked hard to program a wide
variety of entertainment for the Curry
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Becky Roberts and Theresa Leone
make their own video during dinner.
CAB sponsored Fun Flicks, a remote
video system that allowed students to
make videos of their favorite music.
Working The Crowd
Jeff Bard entertains the crowd after
being hypnotised by hypnotist Jim
Spinnato. Students enjoyed watch-
ing classmates get involved during
shows sponsored by CAB.
Campus Activities Board
Back Row: Jake Wolman, Jeff Taylor, Elizabeth Venezia, Heather Purdie
Front Row: Beth Budner, Sabrina Dube, Becky Roberts, Jennifer Ugalde,
Naomi Paquette, Caroline Stanley, Andrew Zappala
Freshman Andrew Harpold meets with
motivational speaker Tony D'Angelo dur-
ing CAB's Fourth Annual Leadership Con-
ference on February, 26 2000.
Kathy Heagney, Kalie Bruni, Caitlin
Marino, Shannon Powers and Beth
Clark pose before the Spring Fling
Semi-Formal. Students enjoyed get-
ting dressed up and dancing the night
away at the Marriott Long Wharf
Hotel in Boston.
Members of the Campus Activities
Board pose with comedian Taylor
Mason after his Spring Fling comedy
show. Students were treated to a
weeks worth of events during the
annual Spring Fling event.
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Thousands of miles away from home, Inter-
national students try to adapt to life in the
United States and Curry College.
Gerado Vicens presents a check for
$814 to administrators at the
Centro de Promocion Escolar
school in Puerto Rico. Gerado led
the club in raising money for the
The International Club was busy this year planning
programs and adapting themselves to life at Curry. The
club is comprised of 17 international students from IS
countries and Puerto Rico. The Highlight of the 1999-
2000 school year for the club was a raffle that helped raise
over $800 for the Centro de Promocion school in Puerto
Rico. The school has a large population of learning
disabled students and is funded only by private dona-
tions. The club stayed busy helping coordinate the
Diversity Dinners and holding their annual holiday
party at President Quigley's home. It was easy to see that
the international students felt right at home at Curry.
Members of the club pose with Grace
Rooney. Grace serves as a mentor
and teacher to many of the Interna-
tional students at Curry.
Nacho Garcia and Patricia Gonzalez
have some fun during an International
Club meeting. Club members formed
a close bond vifhich helped them tran-
sition from home to Curry.
Senior CarlosMorano prepares a
chicken dish at President Quigley's
home. The annual event is a show
case of foods from numerous coun-
tries and helps connect the Interna-
tional students with Curry faculty and
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Grace Rooney speaks with members of the club
during a meeting in December. International stu-
dents depend heavily on staff members to help
them get acclimated to the United States.
Victor Ithursarry, Eduardo de la Torre and Federico
Trapaga catch-up on their reading as they wait for
dinner to be served during the holiday party.
Club members enjoy the diverse food
dptions available to them at the
lioldiay party. Students and staff en-
joy their time together getting to know
one another and learning about dif-
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ALCOHOL BEVERAGE COMMITTEE
The Alcohol Beverage Committee (ABC)
is responsible for monitoring, supervising,
regulating and serving at every event on cam-
pus where alcohol is present. Members also
serve as alcohol educators for the college
community. Members of ABC are hired by the
Office of Student Activities and work a variety
of events insuring safe alcohol consumption
and service. ABC members' major responsibili-
ties are to serve at the student organization run
pubs. Members are also responsible for Campus
wide events such as Homecoming, Family Week-
end, Touchdown Club, Senior Week and Spring
Sports Weekend. ABC members are trained in
responsible alcohol service by an outside con-
The Great Outdoors
ABC members Jay Fulchino, Eliza-
beth Venezia, and Stephanie Fox take
time out to pose with senior Naomi
Paquette during Senior Week Field
Kelly Unterrainer, Anthony Fabrizio,
and Kristen Cejka oversee the bar at a
reception at President Quigley's
Service with a Smile
Anthony Fabrizio, Jeff Uryga, Jay
Fulchino and Ron Hajj serve drinks at
a reception. ABC member learned
proper alcohol service during their
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First And Ten
Andrew Zappala and Ron Hajj have
some fun at a Touchdown Club event
during a Colonels home football game.
The Touchdown Club helped raise
money for the football team and of-
fered ABC members a chance to work.
Help From My Friends
Stephanie Fox, Shirley Garcia, Jay
Fulchino and Kristen Cejka work to-
gether at a faculty event. ABC mem-
bers were responsible for a wide vari-
ety of student and faculty events
throughout the year.
It Takes Two
Heather Purdie and Kristen Cejka
enjoy the outside atmosphere during
an ABC event. ABC workers enjoyed
the leadership roles and responsibili-
ties that came with the job.
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The Student Ambassadors had a busy
and productive school year aiding the
Admission Department in their quest to
bring the highest quaUty students to Curry
College. The group worked on several
projects throughout the year including
tours, working Open Houses and Ac-
cepted Student's Day, making phone calls
during phone-a-thons, as well a can drive
and candy sale. The club helped raise the
awareness of incoming students by giv-
ing families tours and information per-
taining to the college and its surround-
ings. Once accepted, new students had
the chance to meet with Ambassadors
during Accepted Student's day and learn
more inside information about Curry.
Touching Base J
Unique Miller and Aaron Smith converse dur-
ing an Ambassador meeting in the Admissions
Andrew Zappala, Courtney Wahl, Josh
Barbarotta and Shilo Ellis relax after an Ambas-
sador meeting. Ambassadors made a number
of good friends throughout the school year.
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Oskar Niederstrasser proudly displays his Stu-
dent Ambassador of the Year Award. Oskar
and the entire Student Ambassador Club
worked hard to make all potential students feel
welcome at Curry College
Aaron Smith, Shilo Ellis, Courtney Wahl and
Andrew Zappala enjoy some time together at a
meeting. The Admissions Department relies
heavily on the Ambassadors to present the
college in the best possible way.
Dinner Is Served
Members of the Student
Ambassador Club enjoy a
thank you dinner hosted by
club advisors Jennifer
Richardson and Sarah
Crane. Jennifer and Sarah
worked hard to insure the
ambassadors had both an
educational and rewarding
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The 1999-2000 Men's Rugby
Team made tremendous
strides during the academic
year. The men put together a
challenging schedule both at
home and on the road. The
team gained plenty of support
from the college community
during their quest for field
space. The Student Govern-
ment Assosciation, Athletics
Office, Dean's Office and Of-
fice of Student Activities all
worked to aid the team in its
search for home playing fields.
The team also worked hard to
better the college community
by helping the Buildings and
Grounds department with
projects to beautify the cam-
The team of over thirty men is
looking to build on their 1999-
2000 schedule and add more
matches and increase their
visability on campus. They
have had great support from
fellow classmates all season.
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Curry students honored at the 31st Annual
Faculty, staff and students
filled the Miller Gymnasium
on Tuesday, May 2, 2000 for
the 31st Armual Curry College
Awards Night. The night be-
gan with a wonderful dessert
reception prepared by
Sodexho. The audience was
then introduced to the 1999-
2000 Student Government As-
sociation President, Jeff Uryga
and the President-Elect for
2000-2001, Michael Harriman.
Michael was sworn-in as SGA
President and the two intro-
duced the Invocation by Col-
lege Chaplain Debra Lee
The night proceeded with
award presentations including
Academic Awards, Who's
Who Among Students in
American Colleges and Uni-
versities, Scholarships, and
College and Community
Achievement Awards. The
night was a giant success and
honored some of Curry's best.
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After four years at Curry College, the Class
of 2000 enjoyed one final week to spend
together. The Senior Class with help from
the Office of Student Activities and the
President's Office sponsored the annual
Senior Week festivities. Senior Week in-
cluded events both on and off campus.
The Week began on Tuesday, May 9 with a
reception at President Kenneth Quigley
Jr's home. After the reception students
boarded busses for the popular dueling
piano bar Jake Ivory's, where they sang
along to their favorite songs. Wednesday,
May 10 began with a champagne brunch
prepared by Sodexho Marriot. Students
then headed into the city for a Duck Tour of
Boston followed by dinner at the trendy
restaurant Dick's Last Resort. The evening
was capped off with a Boston Harbor
Students were treated to an all day clam-
bake at Kempenaar's Clambake Club in
Newport Rhode Island on Thursday, May
1 1 . After a day of activities at the Clambake
Club, the students made their way to an
exciting dinner and show at Medieval
Manor in Boston
Friday, May 12 was a little more relaxing
with events out at Westhaver Park includ-
ing whiffle ball, volleyball and a DJ. After
the days events, the group tested their luck
at Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
The morning of Saturday, May 13th in-
cluded graduation rehearsal, a family re-
ception at President Quigley's home and
the pinning of the nursing students. Satur-
day night students danced the night away
under a 4000 square foot tent at the final
Senior Pub. It was a long week, following
a short four years at Curry.
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all of your accom-
plishments. We are
so very proud of
Mom and Ben
Amanda Lee Wuestefeld
We are so proud of
you. We knew you
could do it!! We love
you very much.
Mom, Dad, and
You have worked so hard and accomplishes
so much. We are very proud of you. Con-
tinued love, success, and happiness.
Mom, Bill, Andy and Lesley
You will always be our
little angel, but now you
are a smart angel.
All our love,
Mom, Dad, Scott and Oreo
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You've given us so many proud
moments, but this has to be one
of the proudest!
All our love
Mom & Dad
Congratulations on all
ments. You have
always been a joy to
us. We are so proud
Mom, Dad and Kerry
Marcellus "Gentry" Green
Keep up the good work
Go for your dreams
We are all so proud of you.
Mom, Mociute, Audra, Ridley
The road has been rocky. The
challenges great, but you have
perservered! Keep following your
dreams. Reach for the stars.
Faith, Hope, Peace, and Love.
We love you.
Mom, Dad, Elizabeth, William,
Nancy, Linda and families.
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May God always
hold you in the palm
of His hand.
Mum, Dad & Matthew
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Joshua Easier im
heart you have
always had a
your heart and
now the dream
is about to come
We are so very
proud of you.
The ones who love you 'l3est.
Dad, Mum, Ben & Jon
You have become a
We are so very proud of
Mom, Dad, Bryan & Todd
We are all very proud of
and we wish you the
best of luck.
Mom, Dad, Mali,
Joey and Andrew
Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. You have over-
come all adversities. We are so proud of you. Now you will be go-
ing on to greater accomplishments, hang in there, you can do it.
We love you!
Mom, Dad, Philip, Jewell, Valentein and Grandparents
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Thanks for 13 years of thrilling football memories.
Your accomplishment as an "Academic All-American"
is beyond our wildest dreams. Most importantly, you
are now, and will always be our "All-American" son.
We love you.
Mom and Dad
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With your imagination,
your words will be side
by side with greats.
Reach for the stars !
We are so proud of you.
Mom, Dad and Stacy
Congratulations on all your
accomplishments! You have
worked hard throughout the
years and have learned the path
of your goals. May the years
ahead be blessed with God's
grace and guidance.
We love you,
Mom, Dad and Jason.
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Lisa and Jim Najarian
We're very proud of you. All your years of
hard work have finally paid off. Now it's off
to the real world. We know you will both
succeed in whatever you do. We love you
both very much.
Mom and Dad
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Congratulations on all you've
done. You've made us very
proud of you. We wish you
the best of luck, with contin-
ued success and happiness.
Love Mom, Dad and Tom
wishes the senior class
the best of luck
and best wishes
class of 2000
Some people see things as they are and say "why''
Others see things as they might be and say "why not
We know it has not been easy ...
Which makes your success so much sweeter.
We are so very proud of you!
Joshua, Mathew, Mom, Dad, Lauren and Leigh
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You have always
made us proud!
Mom, Dad, Samantha,
Marisa, Ponder, Colby,
Jingles, Stanley LuLu
You have made us so proud now as you did on
that 1st day. Congratulations. Never give up on
your dreams. We love you.
Ma, Sister and Grandmama
That's how everything started.
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The world is yours...
Go get it
btsi, ^ ' , ! i'
A special thanks to Curry
From two of the Proudest. With love
and thanks to our Master and your hard
Mom & Big Bro
Congratulations and every
good wish to the Class of 2000.
The Nolan Family.
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Spencer Everett Jawitz
Your talent is inspiring.
The quality of your character
makes us all proud! ! !
We Love You,
Dad, Mom, Oliver & Sterling
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Life is Beauty, Terror, Knowledge.
Knowledge you have obtained
through your persistency.
May all your dreams come true.
We are extremely proud of you.
Mamie, Papie, Gregg, Monique
You are wonderful.
Reach for the moon.
R, D+M, M, D, D+J, A, J, R+Z,
D+T, B+T, ILY, YLM, G. B. Mom
You have more than ex-
ceeded all our expectations!
We are very excited and proud
of you! Congratulations!
Love and happiness always,
Mom, Dad, Kerri, & Tom
Anne & Andy
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Costas John Pantazis
With "class" and persistence you have
Success in Baseball
Success in Basketball
Success in Radio
Success in Graduation From College
Now we wish you success in life!
Cos.. .what are you doing? Oh yeah. ..you're graduating! Congratulations
You have been the shooting star of
our lives, S^^^S ^^ bright and
myriad directions all at once,
watching the world with unique
eyes, succeeding against all odds,
all the time maintaining your rich
warm heart. These best wishes are
for you, with love, not for all your
wonderful accomplishments, but
for who you are.
EIE ANQTEPA! Ireky
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You have worked so hard to get where
you are. I hope you find happiness and
joy throughout your nursing career.
I love you and congratulations!
Your perserverence and diligence have "ACED''
it for you.
You have finally won the "GRAND SLAM".
We are confident that the champion in you will
always help you aspire to your highest goals.
Mom & Dad
Congratulations on all of
1 am so proud of you. 1
wish you all the success
and hapiness you
1 love you very much!
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Nadia-Renee Patricia Taylor
Truly, you have "studied to show yourself
approved unto God", (2Timothy 2:15).
The entire family is very proud of you. Best
wishes and many blessings. You are loved!
Ma and Dad
"So, children are a heritage of the Lord"...
" I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and
wonderfully made" Psalms 139:14
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You have made us both very
proud. We truly have been
blessed to have you as our
son. We wish you joy and
happiness, as you have done
for others. We encourage
you to strive for your
dreams as you have fulfilled
We love you!!
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To quote your grandmother and her
mother before her, ''What you put into ^''"^
life is what you get out of it/'
Elizabeth, what you put into your
college education has been quite an
accomplishment. You make all of us
extremely proud. May the rest of your
life have the same continued success
We love you always.
Love, Mom & Dad & David & family
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Jodi Maria Crowe
We're so proud of how far youVe come and so
happy for all the memories youVe made at Curry
Love, Mom+Dad+Jacqueline I
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You have been a wonderful
daughter and the family is
proud of all your
Your little sister,
CLASS OF 2000
to our yav''!
We love you,
Mom & Dad
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Congratulations on all of your accomplishments! We are
very proud of you and hope that you will have all the
happiness and success you deserve.
Mom, Dad, and Snoopy
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Sabrina Rae Dube
It's hard to believe that
anyone could bring the joy
that you have to everyone
whose life you have
touched. You are truly
incredible. We are so very
proud of you and all of
We love you with all our
Mom, Dad, Meem, Rick,
Ali, Jen and Caleb
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The Curry College Yearbook staff would like to thank the '
following people for their contributions to ''New Beginnings/'
Timothy J Ryan Photography
Kenneth K. Quigley Jr.
Dr. Jenny Miles
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EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic
Ocean on October 31, killing all 217 people
on board. Although suspicious actions of a
pilot are under scrutiny by American and
Egyptian officials, the cause of the crash
remains a mystery.
On October 12, the world's official population
hits 6 billion. The designated 6 billionth human
is a baby boy born in Sarajevo.
As part of Rome's continuing restoration, the
" city unveils a plan to create an 18,000-square-yard
rambling space connecting the Imperial Forums
with the Roman Forum.
at a uranium
In an October coup, the Pakistani army dismisses
elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and
his government after Sharif announces the
removal of his powerful military chief, General
Nearly a million ethnic Albanians flee Yugoslavia
and thousands are killed after Serbs begin a
violent ethnic cleansing campaign in 1998.
Seventy-eight days of NATO bombing bring the
war to an end in June. An international tribunal
later charges Yugoslav President Slobodan
Milosevic with crimes against humanity.
In a violent October coup, gunmen storm
the Armenian Parliament and assassinate
Prime Minister Vazgen Sarkisian and six
other top officials.
Britain's Prince Edward marries
longtime girlfriend Sophie Rhys-Jones
on June 19.
Cuban Elian Gonzalez, 6, becomes
the center of a bitter citizenship
debate after surviving a November
boat wreck off the Florida coast in
which his mother dies.
In India, two trains collide head-on in August,
■ killing 285 people and injuring more than 300.
It is one of the worst train disasters in the
_^_ Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" is
"^f unveiled in June after 21 years of restoration.
The centimeter-by-centimeter rehabilitation
cost $7 7 million and involved
_^, In September, Russia begins a military campaign
'^f against Chechen nationalists to regain control of
the breakaway republic. More than 200,000 people
flee the region, but a fierce rebel resistance
stays to fight for control of the capital, Grozny
In June, Thabo Mbeki succeeds President Nelson
Mandela, South Africa's first democratically
After almost nine years in power, Russian President
Boris Yeltsin announces his resignation in January
L Yeltsin names Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
acting president pending elections in March.
In September and October, powerful earthquakes
strike around the globe, killing 15,000 people in
Turkey, 1,450 in Taiwan and at least 122 in Greece.
mummies in a
believed to contain
a total of 10,000
necropolis will shed
new light on the
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On December 31, the U.S. returns control of
' the Panama Canal to Panama. Opened to the
world in 1914, the canal is considered one of
the greatest construction achievements in
A tropical depression producing heavy
rain hits Mexico In November. The
resulting floods kill more than 350
people and cause 100,000 to evacuate.
In August, the U.S. pays $4.5 million to
victims of NATO's accidental bombing
of the Chinese embassy In Belgrade.
Three Chinese are killed and 27 are
wounded in the May 1999 bombing.
In December, torrential rains cause Venezuela's
■ worst natural disaster of the century. Mudshdes
and flash floods kill up to 30,000 people, while
damage estimates run into the billions of dollars.
Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz retires in January
I, bringing an end to PEANUTS, America's
most popular comic strip for almost 50 years.
Schulz dies in February, the night before his last
strip runs in the national newspapers.
_^k As a way to boost tourism, Chicago displays
Y^ 301 life-size, fiberglass cows decorated by local
artists. The public art exhibit lasts all summer
until the cows are auctioned for charity.
In July John F. Kennedy Jr., 38, his wife, Carolyn
" Bessette Kennedy, 33, and her sister, Lauren
Bessette, 34, die in an airplane crash in the
Atlantic Ocean near Martha's Vineyard. Kennedy
a relatively inexperienced pilot, is believed to
have become disoriented in heavy fog.
strikes the East
Coast in September,
killing 51 people and
) homes. North
Carolina is hardest
hit with total damages
estimated at a record
The drought of 1999 causes severe damage to
■ Northeastern and mid-Atlantic farms. Several
states impose mandatory water use restrictions
and emergency federal loans are made available
in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia
and West Virginia.
In August, a rare tornado strikes
downtown Salt Lake City. Winds up
to 112 miles per hour make it Utah's
second-worst tornado in history.
In July, Air Force Colonel Eileen
Collins, 42, becomes the first
woman to command a U.S. space
Lewis and Clark's Native
American guide Sacagawea
is featured on a new
gold-colored dollar coin
released into circulation
in early 2
.gk. Beginning in 1999, the U.S. Mint
f^ releases specially designed
state quarters, the first
' Georgia, Delaware,
New Jersey By 2008,
■J'%i>': ^S. each state will have
' ^-^-^ « its own quarter.
A President Clinton announces the removal of
"^P^" the American bald eagle from the endangered
species list. In 1999, there are over 5,800
breeding pairs, an increase from 417 in 1963.
In November, a 60-foot log tower collapses at
Texas A&M University, killing 12 students and
injuring 27. The tower was to be burned at a
traditional bonfire pep rally
On April 20, 1999, the nation mourns after two
students go on a siiooting rampage at Columbine
High School in Colorado, wounding 23 and killing
15, including themselves. Schools across the
country take extensive security measures to
ensure the safety of students and staff.
_^_ In an effort to ease the burden on the traditional
" courts, most states now offer teen court for
juvenile offenders. After determining guilt, a jury of
teens along with a judge decides the sentence,
typically community service and financial restitution.
In November, protesters at the World Trade
Organization (WTO) summit in Seattle provoke a
show of force by local, state and federal officers.
Protesters blame the WTO for eroding human
rights and labor and environmental standards.
In August, a female panda is born at the San
Diego Zoo. Hua Mei, which can mean "China USA'
or "Splendid Beauty," is the first panda born in
the Western Hemisphere in nearly a decade.
A A bumper sticker invites drivers to call a
-^^- toll-free number to report reckless driving.
Officials hope the system will help parents stay
informed about their teenagers' driving habits.
of official denial,
in December a
jury finds the
Luther King Jr.
was the result
of a conspiracy,
not the act of a
_^L An epidemic of rampage
^T shootings intensifies America's growing concern
over gun control. Many state legislatures pass new
gun-control measures despite nationwide controversy
over restrictions vs. Second Amendment rights.
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In the first such admission by a cigarette
manufacturer, Philip Morris publicly
concedes tobacco is addictive and can
cause serious diseases.
Hillary Clinton announces her candidacy
for a U.S. Senate seat from New York.
As law requires, Clinton establishes New
York residency in suburban Chappaqua.
In September, Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates
and his wife Melinda announce the creation of the
Gates Millennium Scholars Program. The Gateses
will donate $1 billion over the next 20 years to
finance scholarships for minority college students.
_^^_ FEELit technology allows users to experience
f^ computer technology through their mouse. Users
can "feel" buttons, text, the weight of a stuffed
desktop folder and the groove of a scroll bar.
In August, NASA releases photos from the Chandra
• X-ray orbiting telescope of a hot cloud of gas from a
star that exploded more than three centuries ago.
The telescope took 23 years and $1 billion to develop, f
_^k Fifteen-year-old Amber Ramirez undergoes surgery
^r in which half of her brain is removed to stop the
spread of a rare neurological disease. Doctors
hope the remaining portion of Ramirez's brain will
compensate for the removed tissue.
A The Java Ring contains a computer chip providing
"^|P" electronic access into buildings for students.
Eventually the ring could be used as a library card,
digital wallet, electronic ID and authentication for
students' online homework.
In an epilepsy treatment
implant a "pacemaker"
into the chest with a
III connected to
\) the brain. The
unit can last up to
A In August, U.S. surgeons begin using computer-
'^l|^' enhanced robotic technology for heart bypass
surgery Because the chest cavity is never
opened, this technique reduces pain and
shortens recovery time.
A The body of a 23,000-year-old woolly mammoth is
-^P- discovered in October frozen in the Russian tundra.
Study of the preserved fur, organs and soft tissue
could unlock the mysteryof why the species died out.
Researchers announce in July the
creation of a cancerous human cell by
genetically altering a normal one. This
significant breakthrough is an important
step toward developing drugs that could
potentially wipe out cancer
In December, IBM announces a $100
million research initiative to build a
supercomputer 500 times more
L powerful than current models.
On August 11, the last total solar eclipse of
■ the millennium crosses the globe. Thousands
of people from Canada to India experience
daytime darkness during which the moon
completely covers the sun.
_^_ The jawbones of two kangaroo-sized dinosaurs
"^f are discovered in Madagascar in October. Dated
to the early Triassic period, 230 million years
ago, the bones could be the oldest dinosaur
fossils ever found.
Parents, with help from their doctor, select
- the gender of their baby using a technique
called MicroSort, which separates X-bearing
(female-determining) and Y-bearing
(male-determining) sperm. The success
rate is about 92 percent for females and
69 percent for males.
A new board game.
Infection, hits stores in July.
Fun and educational, players race around the board
catching diseases, described in detail, and trying to
In October, Sea Launch Company, a multi-national
" consortium, launches the first commercial satellite
into space from a floating platform in the Pacific
Ocean. Boeing is a major partner in the venture,
along with companies in Russia, Ukraine and Norway
one of the
disease in motion.
lead to new
possibly, a cure.
Over 4 million
Reagan, are living
with the disease.
In June, scientists announce tlie
creation of two new elements. The
nucleus of new, super-heavy element
118 decays into element 116 within
Scientists studying Albert Einstein's
preserved brain report it has unique
characteristics. The region governing
mathematical ability and spatial
reasoning is significantly larger
i Researchers report they have successfully
-^^- altered the learning and memory behavior of
mice by inserting a gene into their brains.
This genetic-engineering breakthrough may be
helpful in treating human learning disorders
and Alzheimer's disease.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the first moon
■ landing, astronaut Neil Armstrong's lunar
footprint is featured on a 1999 postage stamp.
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The fashion accessory of 1999 goes by many
names -power beads, mood beads and prayer
beads. Many sellers claim the beads boost
tranquility, energy, creativity and intelligence.
Airlines begin installing elaborate in-flight
entertainment systems that allow passengers
to watch movies, play computer games, listen to
music, read headlines or browse the Internet.
Cosmetic companies increasingly use
" entertainment celebrities instead of models for
their advertisements. Sarah Michelle Cellar,
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Lopez and Shania
Twain are among the celebs who appear in ads.
With the huge
increase in cell
cities enact laws
use while driving.
theaters are also
to turn phones
off as a courtesy
A continuation of the
cargo pants trend,
messenger bags with
pockets galore hang
at the hips of teens
In August, a Levi Strauss & Co. megastore opens
in San Francisco. The store features a hot tub
where shoppers can soak in their jeans for the
perfect fit and a computer-scanning system to
help customers get the right size.
A Apple Computer introduces its new IBook laptop
"^^" in September. The super-shm, neon-colored
units follow the highly successful launch of the
translucent iMac desktop.
In December, Honda introduces Insight,
a car that combines a conventional
gasoline engine with a small electric
motor, decreases ozone and carbon
dioxide emissions and gets 80 mpg.
Several companies offer "digital wallets"
for teens who want to shop online
but don't have credit cards. Parents
deposit money Into an online account;
then teens can spend the money at
designated Web sites.
A new line of scented candles called Aromapharmacy
- comes in amber glass containers and looks like
prescription drug bottles with creative names such
as Ritalert, Cramprin and Valiumello.
Shawls and wraps
show up everywhere
in the fashion
Salma Hayek sport
the fashion trend
in all colors
Wireless Web access becomes a reality in
September when Sprint PCS announces the
first nationwide wireless data service. Shortly
thereafter, several other providers debut similar
service for hand-held Web phones.
'_i_ Inline skaters can now power themselves along
y with the new Roller Cycle Personal Power
Accelerator featuring a 1.5-hp-driven wheel. An
optional spiked rubber tire for traction makes it
also possible to use while cross-country skiing.
A Magellan, a satellite navigation system for
-^^ motorists, offers complete U.S. mapping data,
voice and visual instructions in seven languages,
turn-by-turn directions and a library of points
A Gap TV
for vests starts a trend across "
America that has teenagers wearing
the fashionable sleeveless jackets.
Several rappers start their own clothing lines
making hip-hop wear big business. Popular
artist labels include FUBU, Roc-A-Wear, Phat
Farm, Wu Wear, Sean John and X-Large.
jewelry that looks
like skin tattoos
is a big hit in 1999.
The nylon bands
are worn around
arms and ankles,
and come in
Teenagers need an average of nine
hours and 15 minutes of sleep a niglit,
according to research at Brown
University's Bradley Hospital. The study
also shows a direct correlation between
school grades and duration of sleep.
An influx of dot-com companies
advertise on television. Ads during the
Super Bowl sell for an average of $2.2
1 million per 30-second commercial.
A growing number of U.S. school cafeterias offer
• pruneburgers, a healthy low-fat combination
of hamburger and prune puree. Other prune
items in the works include hot dogs, pizza sauce,
barbecue sauce and gingerbread cookies.
y of Sega's highly anticipated Dreamcast system in
the first 24 hours after its launch in September.
ABC's summer fill-in quiz show "Who Wants
to Be a Millionaire," with host Regis Philbin,
returns in November and is a huge hit with
viewers. By January 2000, several major networks
launch quiz shows of their own.
The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis and Haley
■ Joel Osment is the No. 1 box office hit for five
consecutive weekends in the summer.
Susan Lucci finally
wins an Emmy
Award for best
actress in a
series for her role
as Erica Kane on
the ABC soap opera
"All My Children."
Launched in January 1999, MTVs "The Tom Green
Show" becomes one of the season's most popular
shows. The Canadian host's bizarre man-on-the-
street pranks are the show's main attraction.
A The Blair Witch Project, the year's surprise movie
-^p- hit, is the documentary-style footage of three
students lost in the Maryland woods and
threatened by the presumed Blair Witch. The film
costs $100,000 to make and grosses $140 million.
Tom Hanks and Tim Allen return as the
voices of Woody and Buzz Lightyear
in the animated feature Toy Story 2.
The sequel breaks box-office records
during its Thanksgiving release and
wins a Golden Globe award.
In a botched stunt, WWF wrestler Owen
Hart falls from the rafters at Kemper
Arena and dies in front of 16,300 fans.
A Jennifer Love Hewitt leaves "Party of Five" to star in
-4p" her own Fox television drama, "Time of Your Life."
The show focuses on Hewitt's character trying
to make it in New York while searching for her
In June, Mike Myers' sequel Austin Powers: The
Spy Who Shagged Me proves to be a bigger hit
than the 1997 original. Dr. Evil's alter ego Mini-Me
is extremely popular even though he has no lines.
The new arcade game Guitar Freaks features
■ two guitar controllers and a screen to help
players follow along to popular songs.
Set in 1980, the critically acclaimed NBC
show "Freaks and Geeks" follows two groups
of teens trying to make their way through
The long-awaited piequel Star Wars: Episode 1 The
Phantom Menace hits theaters in May 1999, taking
in a record-breaking $28.5 million on its opening
day and going on to gross more than $420 million.
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Micliael J. Fox announces in January
2000 he will leave the popular ABC
sitcom "Spin City" at the end of the
season to promote awareness of
Parkinson's disease in hopes of
finding a cure.
After 10 seasons, Fox cancels the
hit show "Beverly Hills, 90210." The
show followed characters through
high school, college and careers.
A In September, the New Roc City entertainment
-0^ center opens in New York. The complex includes
an amusement park ride on the roof, two skating
rinks, 19 movie screens, restaurants, an arcade, a
health club, a supermarket and a hotel.
The Talented Mr Ripley, starring Matt Damon,
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Gate Blanchett,
opens in December and earns popular and
U.S. sales of music by Latin artists shoot up
48 percent in tiie first quarter of 1999 ttianlis
to artists such as Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez,
Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony
Superstar Mariah Carey releases Rainbow in
November and begins a world tour in February
2000. Carey is named Billboard Music Awards Artist
of the Decade and is awarded the distinguished
American Music Award of Achievement.
Released in June, Santana's Supernatural shoots
- up [t\e Billboard album chart, sells over 6 million
copies, and earns 10 Grammy nominations.
One More Time is
of 1999, earnini
and New Artist of
the Year Awards.
Saturday Night Live: The
Volumes 1 ind 2 me
released in September.
The CDs feature 30 of the
600 musical acts that have
appeared on SNL over the
, past 25 years.
Limp Bizkit leads the way in the resurgence of
■ rock music, along with Kid Rock and Korn. In
September, MTV showcases the trend by airing
"1999: Return of the Rock," which examines the
history and future of rock music.
Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton and the
Dixie Chicks are a few musicians
who rock Central Park In a first-ever
trimulcast concert seen and heard
on the radio, television and Internet.
More than 1 million viewers tune
in each weekday to vote on their
favorite videos on MTV's "Total
Request Live" with host Carson Daly
and popular musical guests.
A Computer games feature big music stars on
-^1^- their soundtracks. Sheryl Crow contributes her
talent to the Tomorrow Never Dies soundtrack,
Metallica to Hot Wheels Turbo Racing and
Naughty by Nature to NBA Live 2000.
Backstreet Boys' Millennium wins the Billboard
■ Music Awards Album of the Year and becomes
the best-selling album of the year with over 10
million copies sold.
No. 5" hits the
Top 40 in August
after selling 2
topping the chart
in 15 countries.
_^_ "NetAid," a concert dedicated to relieve hunger
"^ and poverty, airs live in October on MTV, VHl,
the BBC, as well as radio stations in 120
nations, making it the widest-heard musical
performance in history.
In a strange twist. Garth Brooks releases the album
■ The Life of Chris Gaines in which he pretends to
be a fictional rock star. Gaines will be the main
character in a movie called The Lamb, currently
Shania TWain becomes
the first woman since
1986 to vrin the Country
Entertainer of the Year
Award at the 33rd annual
that compresses sound into a very small
file, becomes a popular alternative to
the CD. MPS files are downloaded from
the Internet onto computers or portable
player units, making it possible to take
a personal music selection anywhere.
VHl's "Concert of the Century" spotlights the
importance of music education in schools. The
all-star show includes Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Eric
Clapton and B.B. King, as well as high-profile actors.
Fiona Apple releases her long-awaited second
" album to rave reviews in November and begins
a tour in February 2000. The album features a
90-word title, which is commonly shortened to
When the Pawn.
After a successful New Year's Eve
reunion performance, the Judds
begin their first tour in almost 10
years in February 2000. Since
they disbanded in 1991, Naomi has
recovered from Hepatitis C.
Best New Artist Grammy nominee
Christina Aguilera gives an exciting
performance during the Super Bowl
XXXIV halftime show.
Ricky Martin takes the music industry by storm
" after his show-stopping performance at the 1999
Grammy Awards show. Martin's first chart-topping
single, "Livin' la Vida Loca," helps him win the
Billboard Music Award for Male Artist of the Year.
^^ Lance Armstrong wins the 1999 Tour de France
^f in July. Armstrong, wlio survived a tliree-year
battle witti testicular cancer, becomes the
second American to win the event.
David Cone of the New Yorli Yankees pitches
a perfect game against the Montreal Expos in
July. Cone's feat is the 14th perfect game in
modern baseball history.
^ champion '
Payne Stewart is
killed in a bizarre
in October. After
apparent loss of
The aircraft flies
on autopilot for
four hours until it
runs out of fuel
and crashes in
The St. Louis Rams stop the Tennessee Titans
" at the 1-yard line on a final play to save their
23-16 Super Bowl XXXIV victory.
Both Detroit Lions running back
Barry Sanders and German tennis
star Steffi Graf announce their
retirement in 1999.
On February 7, 2000, Tiger Woods
wins his sixth consecutive PGA Tour
event, tying Ben Hogan's 1948
The Houston Comets earn their third straight
■ WNBA championship in September, beating
the New York Liberty 59-47 to win in three
^ The Dallas Stars beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1
^r in triple overtime to win the 1999 Stanley Cup
championship, four games to two.
towin the 1999
U.S. Open title.
Dale Jarrett wins the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup
championship after a four-victory season.
In the January
2000 Sugar Bowl,
No. 1 Florida
State beats No. 2
46-29 to capture
Andre Agassi wins the French Open in June
and becomes the fifth man ever to complete a
career Grand Slam. Agassi goes on to win the
U.S. Open in September.
A In July, the U.S. women's soccer team wins the
-^j^- 1999 World Cup by beating China 5-4 in penalty
kicks following a 0-0 tie. More than 90,000 fans
attend at the Rose Bowl and another 40 million
watch on television.
TVavis Pastrana, 15, wins the gold medal in the X
Games' inaugural Moto X freestyle motocross event.
The fifth year of this ESPN-sponsored competition
is held in San Francisco in June and July.
X In June,
'*^ the San
Antonio Spurs win
their first NBA
defeating the New
York Knicks four
games to one.
The New York Yankees win the 1 999 World
Series in a four-game sweep against the
A The U.S. team beats the European team to win
"^1^" golf's Ryder Cup at Brookline, Massachusetts, in
September. The American's stirring comeback
is marred by unruly galleries and a premature
In July, many major league baseball
umpires announce their resignation as
a labor protest. The strategy backfires
when owners accept the resignations
and in September, 22 umpires lose
In January 2000, Michael Jordan returns
to pro basketball as part owner and
President for Basketball Operations of
the NBA's Washington Wizards.
Twenty-year professional hockey veteran Wayne
■ Gretzky announces his retirement in April 1999
after setting or tying 61 records. Two months
later, "The Great One" is inducted into the
Hockey Hall of Fame.
A Fearing the collapse of the world's banks, utilities
~^^ and transportation systems, thousands of people
stock up on food, water, money, ammunition and
generators. After midnight, it soon becomes
apparent that the preparations were unnecessary
The public and private sectors spend
hundreds of millions of dollars to ward
off the Y2K bug. The world lets out a
sigh of relief after midnight strikes and
no major computer malfunctions occur.
The FBI warns of possible terrorist acts
on New Year's Eve and stays on national
alert throughout the celebration. After
the arrest of one man with bomb-making
materials, Seattle decides to cancel its
Space Needle celebration.
A surprising number of people, appalled by the
exorbitant costs of travel and events, decide to stay
home on New Year's Eve. Many companies and
performers drastically slash prices as a last-minute lure.
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East Indies, Christopher
Columbus lands in the
Bahamas. At the time of
first European contact,
about 90 million Native
Americans live in North
and South America.
Stagecoaches offer public passenger service,
and covering 15 miles a day is considered a
good speed. The coaches travel in stages,
changing horses at each stop. As a result, the
stagecoach line is born.
Spanish explorer Hernando Cortes
introduces horses from Spain into the New
World, changing transportation and culture
for Native Americans. Cortes carries out a
harsh conquest of Montezuma and the Aztecs.
Pilgrimages to religious sites are seen as
MB acts of faith. Roads and towns develop along
the pilgrim routes, expanding trade and
communication in Europe. Beginning in
1096, Crusades to the distant Holy Land
expose Europeans to Arab culture.
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most notorious pirates is
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Captain Hook first appears
in the 1904 play "Peter
Pan" which inspires
books, musicals and films
throughout the century.
A Birchbark canoes provide transportation for
-tM^ many Native Americans. The canoes are made
with a light wood frame covered with pieces
of bark sewn together and made watertight
with melted pitch.
The first practical wheelchairs provide new
mobility for those unable to walk. Early
models of wheelchairs have three wheels
and hand cranlcs to propel the chair forward.
During the Revolutionary War, a submarine is
used in battle for the first time. Built by American
David Bushnell, the one-person vessel is powered by a
hand-cranked propeller. TVentieth-century submarines
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brothers launch the
first hot-air balloon.
Filled with smoke,
the silk balloon rises
to 6,000 feet. Later
that year, the first
aloft — a rooster, a
duck and a sheep.
dOk T^svel by rail revolutionizes land transportation,
^T' British engineer Richard Trevithick invents the
first steam locomotive in 1804, but it is 1825
before railroads haul passengers.
Henry Ford's moving
assembly line makes cars
affordable to the masses.
Ford produces the first
Model T in 1908. In 1964,
the sporty Ford Mustang
rolls out at $2,368 and
sets an all-time record
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On her maiden
voyage, the great
steam passenger ship
Titanic, thought to be
unsinkable, goes down
after hitting an iceberg in
the North Atlantic. Of the
more than 2,200 persons
aboard the ship, about
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Neil Armstrong and
Buzz Aldrin plant the
;:;^ American flag 238,000
miles from Earth as an
estimated 600 million
people on Earth watch
Freeways change the nature and pace of
travel in America. In 1956, President
Eisenhower authorizes construction of the
Interstate Highway System. By the 1990s,
this nationwide network includes more than
42,500 miles of highways.
A First built in 1903, the Harley-Davidson
-f&- becomes America's best-known motorcycle in
the 1950s. Raw power and a distinctive rumble
appeal to rebels of the 1950s and 1960s and
to business executives of the 1990s.
Orbital construction of the International
Space Station (ISS) begins in 1998 when
space shuttle Endeavor crew members
connect the station's first two sections.
ISS is to become the largest cooperative
space mission in history.
Literacy is reserved for the clergy and a few
students. Monks and scribes laboriously
copy books by hand using goose-quill pens.
Books are such rare treasures that in some
libraries they are chained to the shelf.
invents a way to mass-
produce the written
word. He devises the
first Western movable-
type system and a new
kind of printing press.
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publication, the Relation,
printed in Germany. It is
1702 before the first daily
newspaper appears, The
Daily Cowrant of London.
Instant long-distance communication is possible.
Samuel Morse invents the telegraph and a
dot-dash code to carry messages over a wire.
In 1851, Hiram Sibley founds Western Union
A One if by land, two if by sea. Lanterns signal
-^(Ef the advance of British troops, and Paul
Revere rides to warn American colonists
of the attack. His famous ride also signals
the beginning of the American Revolution.
Frenchman Nicephore Niepce creates the
first permanent photograph. His partner,
Louis Daguerre, carries Niepce 's work
further by inventing a process of capturing
images on metal plates.
Sholes invents the
typewriter. To keep rapid
typists from jamming the
keys, Sholes designs the
keyboard so that
letters are located far apart.
This layout lasts into the
patents the telephone.
By the end of the
a phone call is almost
impossible as answering
machines take instant
messages. Cell phones,
beepers and voice
Guglielmo Marconi invents the radio,
providing a way for sound to travel long
distances without the use of wires. During
the 1920s and 1930s, radio is the primary
source of news and family entertainment
for most Americans.
Austria introduces the first postcards. For
only pennies, postcards keep people in touch
before telephones are common. Calling cards,
commercial valentines and other printed
personal greetings are popular customs.
patents a practical electric
light bulb. Electric lights
have a profound effect
on society, increasing
opportunities for reading,
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'''p'^ experiences a
"golden age" in the late
1930s and early 1940s. In 1939,
Gone With the Wind and
The Wizard of Oz premiere.
Citizen Kane follows in 1941,
andOKaitocflin 1942. Studio
giants are MGM, Paramount,
RKO and Warner Brothers.
become available to
the mass market, thus
paving the way for
By 1990, laptop notebook
computers allow people
to compute from
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Elvis Presley's unique blend of '
■ blues, country, rock and gospel draws c
fans and makes him "the King" of rock and roll.
In 1956, his debut album becomes the first in
history to sell a million copies.
i Television is invented in 1926, and regular
-fp^ network TV broadcasts begin after World War
II. One of TVs most popular shows is CBS's
"I Love Lucy," premiering in 1951. Television
transforms almost every aspect of life in the
Milhons of people worldwide cruise the
Information Highway via the Internet, and
instantaneous e-mail communication
becomes common. As the millennium
ends, computer, TV, video and telephone
technologies begin to converge.
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the Middle East with
new ideas, including
that of the glass mirror.
In 1278, the glass mirror
is produced in Venice,
Italy, and Europeans
see themselves clearly
for the first time.
.^flSfc Queen Elizabeth is the fashion trendsetter,
Y^ popularizing the wide skirt, jeweled wig, high
bald forehead, and decorative ruff around the
neck. She is rumored to have 3,000 dresses.
Medieval knights wear a short wool tunic
and a coat of chain mail. Gauntlets (heavy
leather gloves) and sword complete the
attire, which is so costly only wealthy men
can afford to be knights.
Medieval men's shoes have long,
pointed toes. Individuals of higher
social status are allowed to have longer
points on their shoes, some as long as 18 inches.
Moss stuffed into the toe maintains its shape.
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Hair gets long,
skirls get short.
Men and women
powdered wigs made of
human hair, horsehair and
goat hair. Because the
large wigs are heavy and
hot, some people shave
their heads and wear a
cloth cap under the wig to
With flowers in
their hair and
express their philosophy
of world peace and love.
Hippies favor bell-bottom
jeans, granny dresses,
bare feet, long hair,
beads, headbands and
The Industrial Revolution brings mass-produced
• textiles, standard clothing sizes and the first
ready-to-wear garments. In 1851, Isaac Singer
invents the home-use sewing machine.
Indoor malls are popular with teens not only
for shopping, but also for socializing. The
first enclosed mall is built in 1956. In 1992,
the Mall of America, the largest mall in the
U.S., opens in Minnesota.
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