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2003 Scrimshaw 

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth 
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 

Volume 43 




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Scrimshaw Contents 




Photo Essay 














Jamie Tacquart 

*^ *J ^Director of St 

udent Activities 

Jamie Jacquart has been the Director of Student Activities at UMass 
Dartmouth since November of 1999. He earned his undergraduate degree 
in history from Mankato State University and his graduate degree in College 
Student Personnel from Western Illinois University. He was previously an Assistant 
Director of Student Activities at Utica for six years and a Director of Student 
Activities at Emerson College for three and a half years. 

What are some of your responsibilities as the Director of 
Student Activities? 

The mission of our office is to act as a liaison between student 
organizations and the administration. What we found out is that 
they are two distinct groups of people and they sometimes don't 
understand each other. Also, we try to teach our 76 student 
organizations how the university works. For example, they see 
the big marquee at the campus entrance when they drive in but 
they don't know how to get a message on it. Many times that 
responsibility comes to us, so we create forms and booklets to teach 
people how to do these things and personally walk them through 
the steps. 

How do you encourage students to get involved with the 

We encourage students to get involved in a number of different 
ways. First, we do an outreach program during summer orientation 
sessions. We help our new student class to know what organizations 
are available to them on campus. In addition, at the beginning of 
the year we hold an organization fair. We also publish the student 
activities calendar every month, which informs the entire community 
what activities are going on. 

We are always trying to make the larger community aware of 
what is happening on campus. 

What are some of the organizations that have just started on 

This year we actually had a couple of new organizations. One 
is "Magic The Gathering." This is a card game like "Dungeons 
and Dragons." We had one student come forward with the idea 
and now they are meeting twice a week with 20 to 40 people 
getting together to play. We helped them to find an advisor, get 
registered, and pretty soon they will be approaching the student 
senate to get some funding to help them as well. We've also had 
several groups come back after being in hiding for a little while. The 
Pre-Med, Pre- Vet Society and the Pre-Law Society, to name a few. 

What other clubs have recently come out of hiding? 

The Outing Club has. They actually have been in existence 
for 18 to 20 years. They're one of our longer established 
organizations. They are a good example of a group that has 
gone through the entire life cycle of a student organization. At 
one time, they had a lot of people who were very committed 
to the organization. Then people graduated and the group's 
visibility slowly died down. They are actually in an upswing right 
now. They have a new president who is a sophomore and is 
very energetic. There will be many exciting things in their future. 

What are the established criteria for a potential 

As far as criteria are concerned, it's simple. You have to have 
at least ten people. That's because we are trying to protect 
some of our limited resources. Also, they would have to elect a 
group officer, write a constitution, find an advisor, and do some 
paperwork. Some organizations, after they are established, 
choose to work on their own, such as the Greeks because they 
don't require any funding. Then there are others that choose to 
approach the student senate for funding, but that is a process 
that is different from mine. 

On a personal level, what are the aspects of your job that 
you enjoy the most? 

The thing that I enjoy the most is when students take 
ownership of an idea and are able to carry it through. For 
instance, we had a student who came from the 'Magic The 
Gathering' club and wanted to find other people who enjoy 
the game. The more that I have been talking with him, the more 
I see his world expanding. He didn't know that there were 
forty people out there that were interested in pining the club. I 
can see the wheels start to turn in his mind in the sense of what 
the possibilities are for this club. Another example would be 
the Robotics Club. They started last year and want to go to 
the Battle Bots' show on Comedy Central, where robots fight 
against other robots. They have a vision, and they are working 
towards and a goal. That is an exciting thing for me, to see 
people living out their dreams. 

Home Suite Home 

Welcome Week 

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week's success, 
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amongst students; free fade!! Ccfjfributing toihe 
Extent gf cups inducing RHC. CAB, and WSMU, 
; in sponsoring different- activities. A amber of 
ior i dsa helped welcome back students. Free 
give-aways made the week quite profitable for 

• kicked off on Sunday, freshman move-in day. 
:cok-out in the quad and a, comedy show that • 
yxxit fne week o variety of entertainment wcs 
> the hypnotist, a wood sculptor, a sundae bah 

and even a shuttle to Horsenea\ Beach. Presentations were given 
at the computer expo and bank fair, helping students with their 
software problems aid investment choices. 

Convocations began on Wednesday, September 9th, the first 
day of classes. On the fallowing day, students feasted in the quad 
at- lie Hawaiian luau dinner. This was a wonderful way to jump 
into the new' year on a positive note, uniting the UMD community. 
The week ended with the traditional Welcome Back RATI on 
Friday, and with field+iocksy, football, and women's terrfs games 
on Sunday. 


Bonnie Nimmo fs a twenty-year-old sophomore, 
Her, rote as. the president of the. Campus Activities 
Board allows her to connect with the student body 
- in-more -ways than she codd' have hoped She fs a 
double major 'in Management and* Psychology. She 
encourages students to get involved with student 
organizations and activities., . 

What does the CAB organization do, for those who don't 

Were the Campus Activities Board and we're the biggest 
programming board on campus. We put on programs during the 
year to get the students more involved on campus. Our program 
gives the students the opportunity to do other things besides 

What challenges do you face trying to get people involved? 

The hardest thing to do is get people to put the time and effort 
that is needed. People usually don't understand how much time is 
actually needed to put on an event until they do it themselves. We 
usually struggle at the beginning of the year with losing the people 
that graduated and those who don't know if they want to do it 
anymore. As time goes on they begin to realize what the business 
is like and they dedicate themselves to it. 

How did you get involved with CAB? 

I actually participated in the Freshman Leadership program 
and that's where I met Tanaya Walters, our advisor. I talked to 
her about the Campus Activities Board and I found it interesting. I 
attended the first meeting and those on the board encouraged me 
to get involved. I then started coordinating events and I have been 
doing it ever since. 

What are some of the projects you are working on? 

The main event we are working on is the Spring Ball and the 
Spring Festival. Instead of having one main concert this year, we 
are going to have a fair with concerts going on through out the 

What is your favorite event to plan for? 

I don't have a specific favorite event. I feel that any event that 
has many people attend is great. It makes the organization feel 
better when there is a lot of people that show up to our events. 

CAB attends regional and national conventions, what kinds of 
activities do you participate in while there? 

At the conventions we meet with other people that sell our 
products. We get to mingle with these people. We also learn how 
to program more efficiently. At the same time we do cooperative 
buying, which means that you buy certain events at the same time 

'as the other colleges around us. This allows less traveling for the , 
entefidiier end saves us money. 

Why Woufcl you ©ncourdge students ib become part of CAB? ' 

" If actucfy teaches you a lot. If teaches you how to talk to ' 
people ana*' haw td hardie contracts. At the same time you have - 
fun doing it one! you get the [ay of seeing other people havtig fun. ' 

Bonnie Nimmo 

President of Campus Activities Board 

alls Renamed 

Before the start of Hie year, it was decided that along, with 
the opening of the new residence halls ail the existinging residence 
halls would be renamed. Though unappealing, the previous names 
land numbers! of the Residence Halls have been around since their 

To choose new titles for the buildings, the Residence Halls 
Congress developed on online survey of themes on which the halls 
would be named. More than 400 responses were received and 
they all had the same idea in mind: Trees. The theme fit perfectly 

with the most recognizably named residence area on campus, 
the Cedar Dell. RHC officially requested permission to rename 
all the Residence Halls with the tree theme, and on September 
5 th 2002 the names became official. The names bring new life 
to the Residence Halls, and new building pride to their resident 
communities. Although seen by some as slightly confusing, it is the 
hope of RHC that the new names will help an ongoing mission to 
revitalize the campus community. 

Previously Renamed 

Phase 1 Roberts Hall 

Phase 2 Chestnut Hall 

Phase 3 A Elmwood Hall 

Phase 3B Maple Ridge Hall 

New Residence Hall 1 Pine Dale Hall 

New Residence Hall 2 Oak Glen Hall 


Who decided to rename the Residence Halls? 

The Residence Halls Congress decided last year that the halls 
should have more official, friendly names. "Phase 1" and Phase 
2" sound like names for prison blocks rather than University 
Residence Halls. 

Did the renaming have anything to do with the opening of 
the two new halls? 

The new halls happened to be coming online at the same 
time, but with their construction it served nicely as a symbol of 
renewal of the residence halls as a whole. Another plan was 
also unleashed at the same time to refurbish all the classic halls 
within the next few years. The halls will be recarpeted, painted, 
and refurnished. 

What convention was used when renaming the halls? 

The halls were named after trees by virtue of a vote. Other 
ideas were Massachusetts state rivers, and historical whaling 
boats of New Bedford. Students seemed to agree that the 
tree theme, which had already been initiated in the Cedar Dell 
apartments, represents the beautiful landscapes and forest of the 
surrounding campus. All the tree names selected are indigenous 
to Massachusetts. 

Has the faculty tried to encourage the students to use the 
new names? 

The faculty and staff of the Office of Housing as well as 
Student Affairs have fully embraced the name change. Most 
official documents have been changed to reflect the changes. 
Also, Resident Assistants were required to use the new names. 
As a result, I think most students have begun to use the new 
names as well. Some older students may still use the old names, 
which is no surprise, but I am confident that as new students filter 
in the names will become prominent. 

What impact has renaming the Residence Halls had on you 
and UMass Dartmouth? 

As RHC president I am proud to have been part of the 
renaming process of the Residence Halls. It is something that I will 
always look back upon and remember that I had a part in. The 
renaming of the halls has been a tribute to the hard work of the 
members of the Residence Halls Congress these pasts few years 
and it is great to know that we have left something behind to 
come back to. 

As a community I think that the renaming of the residence 
halls has allowed for a positive step in the right direction 
The names have allowed the University to develop more of 
a personality and self-image, i hope that the new names will 
contribute to a higher sense of school pride and identity. 

Patrick Joyce has served as President of the 
Residence Hal! Congress since 2001 He takes pride in 
being part of the team that had the honor of naming 
the new Residence Halls as well as renaming the 
existing halls. He will look back at' UMass in the future 
and take pride in knowing that he left his mark on all 

the Residence Halls' names. 

Patrick Joyce 

*J Residence Hn 

Residence Halls Congress President 




New Residence H 


New Environment 

After need t < .© in fh<|,worf a ept^mber 2 2C02 
?d Glen Has and Pile Dole Boll opened their -doors to their f irsf 
oTimunif y of, residents. These new buildings were the first dormitor 
tyfe housing facilities built by UMass Dc f i it> i it 1 -,<c> " i - o J 
toll ond Mopie Pidge Hall (formerly Phases 3A arid 36} were 

The two new buildings house a total of 804 residents, 28 
?sidei;tt assistants, ard,2 resident directors. Their modern style 
trchitecture rejuvenates the appearaxe or campus. I wo verv 

jut room 

and two bathrooms to each suitC ond Pine Dab * 

nore traditional stvfe cfarrretafv 

ne main nofwav. the core 

verv resident, room 


completed just two days before resident move in, ana as a resMtt 
there'; vvere many bugs-to vvork'out in the first few wed's of Itvtne 
After they were all ironed out, these new butkfirsgs became the 
pride of their resident communities. 


• ? " DorvWWAf ey left his borne in Minnesota to 
become the first Resident Director of Oafc Glen Half. 

one of tne two ne\ 

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Reside:'' 7 

s on campus. Miong, 

eyesponslbilifes of resident director, he faces 
the many challenges, of .opening a new. residence v< ,' ; 
hall. He is eager to take on these chalfenges.and y '■< 
grateful to'-bepaft of this exciting oSapter in UMass 
Dortmodth history <*•••• f ^ *■ • <• • - ; ' 

What kind of job experience are you bringing to UMass? 

I attended Carleton College, a small liberal arts private school 
in Minnesota, with a major in psychology. I worked a hall director 
there as well. My responsibility was to counsel students who had 
problems. I formed the best relationships with these people. I 
learned how to treat people as people rather than those who 
needed discipline. 

Do you feel the new residential halls have made an impact 
at University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth? 

It's hard for me to make this judgment because it is my first 
year working at UMass Dartmouth. However, I feel living on 
campus is an experience students should take full advantage of. 
It allows them to meet different people and get involved with 
student activities. By building these new residence halls, UMass 
Dartmouth has given more students this opportunity. 

What are your responsibilities as a resident director in Oak 
Glen Hall and what kinds problems you have faced? 

My responsibilities are to supervise the RA's and make sure all 
residents feel comfortable in their living situation. I'm available to 
counsel or support any resident that encounters a problem. 

Since I'm an RD for the new residential halls I have had to 
face several obstacles. I have had to deal with the facilities not 
being completed, such as the laundry room. I have also had to 
deal with furniture that our building doesn't have and being in 
charge of placing it where it belongs when it arrives. 

Tell us about your RA staff. 

My staff has made me feel welcome at UMass Dartmouth. 
They have gone out of their way to make me feel comfortable 
and have familiarized me with the UMass Dartmouth campus. 
They are a great staff and I'm very glad to be working with 

What impact would you like to make at UMass Dartmouth? 

I would like students to realize that the faculty and 
administration are not just here to discipline students but to help 
them and form relationships with them. I would also like to see 
students stay at UMass Dartmouth for the weekend instead of 
going home. I want to organize activities that would encourage 
them to do so. I want students to feel comfortable talking about 
problems they are having because that is what I am here for. 

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Dan McAvey 

Resident Director of Oak Glen Hall 


The 2O02-/O03 cccicleftwc year sow an increase in student 
population on campus. Wifh. the opening of, the new residence halls 
the uhtversly woutd'see art' increase or more than 800 on-campus 
residents, almost 25% more, than last year. Mast facilities on campus 
were not egCipped'-ro harfcSe the increased student traffic: This 
led to overcrowding problems across campus. Specifically, the Res., 
Cafe and Commuter Cafd are often filed-to capacity, witt> -long/ 
waits for residents not only to get their meals, bur also to find a 
table to sif s AAeasu*es were taken by the University to overcome 
these problems, but this campus was not built to handle Hie 
rriognftuidepf people that it sees on- a daily basis.,,- j y _ • $ 


When did you get accepted to UMass Dartmouth? 

I got accepted extremely late to UMass Dartmouth. I found out 
I was accepted in early August. I applied here because the school 
I previously applied to was not offering me housing, so I needed 
another option. I was surprised UMass Dartmouth was accepting 
me so late. 

Being that you applied so late, were you offered housing? 

I wanted to live on campus, but was not expecting to because 
I applied so late. I waited for about three weeks, and I kept 
calling to receive information. In the third week, someone from the 
office of housing called to inform me that I was getting housing. I 
was thankful that they offered me this. Otherwise, I would be 
commuting quite a distance, which I did not want to do. 

Were you accepted to the program that you applied for? 

I wasn't able to get into the nursing program, but I wasn't 
surprised. The nursing program is highly competitive and is filled 
fast. I was able to come in as a Biology major and I have the 
opportunity to change my major next semester. 

When you made your schedule, were there difficulties in 
getting the classes you wanted? 

I went to transfer orientation and we were put into groups, 
according to our major. We then met with an advisor who helped 
us with our schedule. It was a slow process and it took an hour 
for each person to make their schedule. When I made my schedule 
I was unable to get into the classes I needed to take. All of the 
classes were filled. I was upset because I didn't want to take 
classes that I didn't need to take. I'm paying for this education and 
I don't want to be here longer than I need to because I couldn't get 
into certain courses. Even though I was upset about orientation, I 
was able to change my schedule during the first week of classes. 

Did you feel that you were at a disadvantage because you 
applied so late? 

I don't feel that I was disadvantaged because I was given the 
opportunity to attend this school and also to live here. I am lucky 
to have come to this school because I applied so late. I do feel 
bad for those transfer students who applied early and had to wait 
until August to get their schedules put together. It is unfair because 
those transfer students have a major and specific requirements, and 
they probably weren't able to fulfill those requirements because 
there were no open classes. It is hard because if you are unable to 
take classes you need, it puts off your graduation. Those who were 
planning on graduating in four years may have to graduate in five 
years or 4ak# o ftmber & summer classes, ' • •* * *■•■:■' • * '■ 

: ' Amafidd Fitmore 'transfer red to UMass Dartmoutr 
■shortly belore the -staff of the year. She gre' h up in 
foxbofo, Massachusetts/ She hopes to mate a career 

was faced with many: difficulties in. being a transfer , 
student., Gverbooked-classes, an overcrowded -■> 
housing-, situation, and --the aggravation of limited •• 
parking on campus"' were* all problems that she had to 
deal with. 

Amanda Fillmore 

Transfer Student 


Broken Promises 

On Friday, September 20th, over one hundred of UMass 
Dartmouth's unionized employees gathered at the entrance of the 
campus library to protest not as yet funded contracts. A showing 
of disapproval for Acting Governor Jane Swift's veto of their 
collective bargaining agreements, the protest was supported by 
university professors, maintenance workers, program directors, and 

Waving picket signs and wearing bright yellow t-shirts that 
read "Promises Broken," the protestors gathered in front of the 
library in anticipation of the arrival of University of Massachusetts 
President William Bulger. Bulger, who was on the Dartmouth 
campus to introduce the Prime Minister of East Timor, a visiting 
speaker for the Center for Portuguese Studies, flashed a small smile 
at the crowd of jeering protestors before he entered the library. 

According to some protestors, Bulger's reaction was not 
unexpected. Said Computer Support Coordinator Jessica Arruda, 
"President Bulger is supposed to be working for us. He is supposed 
to be supporting all five campuses of the UMass system. He is not 
at this point in time." Arruda is referring to the fact that Bulger 
admitted to supporting the Higher Education veto put in effect by 
Governor Jane Swift. 

James Place, a professor of philosophy and a member of the 
Faculty Federation union, simply stated, "We want Bulger to keep 
his word and support funding." 

Funding was the key word at Friday's rally. Though employees 
were concerned about their own wages, they also expressed 
concern about how the university as a whole is impacted. 

Said former Vice President of the HV/AC union Peter Carriero, 
"The money for the union isn't there, and without that money it 
becomes difficult to hire decent workers. They are all going to 
private sectors. Who wants to work for 1/2 or 1/3 the pay?" 
Carriero continued by saying, "The school doesn't want to honor 
its contract. So, when we aren't properly staffed, and toilets don't 
work, and there are unrepaired leaks, everyone will know why." 

The English Department's Dr. James Bobrick speculated, "If the 
state reneges on contracts negotiated in good faith, the whole 
university system could simply fall apart." 

There is already evidence that the not as yet funded budgets 
are causing not only the employees problems, but also the students. 
A lack of funding is responsible for overcrowded classrooms, a high 
student to teacher ratio, and an overall lack of resources. Said 
Beth Lehr, a Part-Time Visiting Lecturer in the English Department, 
"I'm very disappointed that the state is not willing to create an 
appropriate learning environment for the students." Juli Parker, 
Director of the Women's Resource Center, said: " Right now there is 
a low morale. People don't feel supported here." 

UMass Dartmouth is not alone in this situation. There are 
14,000 faculty and staff members at the 29 university, state, and 
community college campuses affected by Governor Swift's veto. 
The UMass Dartmouth Union Council represents over 1,000 of 

An issue that impacts every UMass Dartmouth union, the 
veto has brought all of the employees together. Organized by 
the university's Contract Defense Committee, the rally is part 
of the unions' escalating campaign on the campus to pressure 
administrators and the legislature to fund contracts. 

On move in day, September 1st, new and returning students 
were met my a swarm of protestors marching around the campus, 
chanting, "a deal's a deal," and waving signs stating, Professional 
Staff Without Contracts," or "More Work, Frozen Pay? No way!" 
Faculty Federation President Dan Georgianna promises that, "until 
the contracts are funded the protests will continue getting bigger 





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President of the Faculty Federation 

D* — ■> President ot the raculty Federation 


What was UMass, then SMU, like when you first began 
teaching here? 

The students were a very active group. There was lots of 
student leadership that probably spilled over from the Vietnam 
War. There were many local traditions, the Torch started being 
printed. The media was very passionate too. The Torch was 
always filled with great articles. 

I would say that there are about 30-40 students in each of my 
classes when I first started working here. One of the blessings of 
the architecture here is that it is difficult to increase class sizes. On 
the other hand, the students can't get up and move because the 
chairs are anchored to the floor. 

How has UMass changed? 

The student activity has gone through waves. I always 
encourage students to join or begin groups. I enjoy teaching 
students how to get organized. I feel it's part of my job as a 
teacher. The student body is becoming more active again. I enjoy 
these times, and seeing these types of things happen. 

When did you become the President of the Faculty 

This school has a long union history. They are aligned with the 
AFLCIO, the standard union of all the organized unions. I ran for 
the board and was elected. Then, I ran for treasurer, then later 
president. I've held that position for about 10 years. 

Can you break down the contract issue, for those that are 
unaware of what it is all about? 

The earlier contracts established this pattern of co-management, 
the decisions that were made had lots of faculty and student input. 
We developed the tradition that faculty and students should have 
input in their pay. We negotiate contracts every three years. We 
began in 2001, and it was ratified the in August 2001. It then 
went to the President and the Board of Trustees, who all approved 
it. It then went to the governor's office. After some delay, she 

approved it and submitted it to the legislature for funding. The 
legislature approved and funded the other contracts that came to 
them, but for some reason, did not approve the UMass contracts. 
After a period of six months or so, the contracts were moved back 
to the governor, who submitted to legislature a bill to fund the 
contracts. Then it went back to legislature. They sat on it until July 
2002, passed it, and then the governor vetoed it. Swift vetoed 
her own bill. We went through the trouble of getting it approved 
by all the different levels in the University, and all the different 
government levels only to have it vetoed. Supposedly, the UMass 
system does not have enough money. 

Starting in August 2002, we started pushing harder. Up to that 
point we had been playing the game according to the negotiation 
rules. We lobbied the legislators, and it all fell apart in the end. So 
the UMass unions decided to work together. We created the 
UMass Unions United. As it turns out, Swift had also vetoed the 
community college contracts as well, so we united with them and 
formed Higher Ed. United. We did the usual tactics: picketing, rallies, 
greeting President Bulger whenever he visited campus, informational 
picketing when students moved in, and we are planning another 
informational session for the open house. We had coffee breaks" 
and "lunch breaks" too. It has been exciting seeing so many people 

What do you think will happen next? 

This is the first time the governor has vetoed her own bill. It's 
also the first time the president has supported her, which is very 
important and bizarre. The administration seems to be supporting 
the governor's decision. I would like to see open discussion to find 
out what we can do to work together. It seems like we're in a 
vacuum. We are doing all this, and no one is on the other side to 
work with us. 

Administrators want to renegotiate, which takes another year, 
and I don't- we don't understand why that should be necessary 
when we took all the right steps in the first place. We want to 
work with them, but we will not renegotiate something that was 
already promised to us. 

Do you feel the student body understands and supports you? 

I did not expect, quite frankly, any student involvement or 
support. Little by little, I've been aware that there's more student 
support than we thought. I don't know what caused it, but I think 
our motto/- *A Deal's a Deal", really hit home and made people 
understand. I'm impressed with the bvet of understanding, and we 
are going to fry to get the message out and let people understand 
what is going out, 

! think this is part of educafioa this is how people learn that if 
you fee) strongly about something, you have to do something about 
if, I'm pleased as pinch that students are participating and voicing 
their opinions about what is going on 

Sitting shoeless in his office, Dan Georgianna 
sifts through important papers, answers phones, 
and greets those that pass. This has been a 
crazy year for him. As the President of the 
Faculty Federation, he has been intimately 
involved in the faculty movements around campus. 
Even so, during the half hour interview it became 
apparent that Dan was more than a guy in a 
yellow shirt waving a sign. The passion he has 
for his role is apparent, and he welcomed the 
chance to share it with a curious student. q-. 

ecvcled Percussion 

.'■',. On©- of fhe-Cctrnpus Activities Board sponsored events- of 
Welcome Wed was "Recycled Percussion." This event welcomed a 
group of creative musicians who make their music vwth whatever . 
instruments they can get their hands br feet! on. Using everything 
from pots and pare to step fodders, ana evert the PccasiOBoI 
cfptnsaw; Recycled Percussion captivated their audience with their 
rhythms end beats Students were grateful to hove such an amazing 
and interesting program greet them as them returned to school . 


Why did you choose UAAass Dartmouth? 

I chose UMass Dartmouth for a few reasons, the biggest 
reason was the low cost of state school tuition, and another 
reason was the proximity of the campus between Providence 
and Boston, my two favorite places to go. Along the same lines 
as being close to two major cities, the campus is only an hour 
away from my parents' house. 

What's your major? 

My major currently is Political Science but I would also like 
to add a minor in Sociology. 

What are you involved with on campus? 

I have been working at the UAAass Dartmouth auditorium 
for the past three years. I was an orientation leader this past 
summer, and I helped the RHC with "freshman move in" for two 
years. I also hosted a karaoke night that I hope will occur more 

What do you do in your free time? 

In my free time I can usually be found sitting around the 
campus center or main auditorium trying to study. I ride my 
bicycle a lot, and I really enjoy traveling or visiting places off 

What are your goals after college? 

As of right now my goals after college are to hopefully 
attend graduate school and if that does not pan out, I would 
love to live in the city and work at a theatre on a tech crew. 

jlfway through his third year.. Rich introduced 
if to the other 19 newly hired orientation 
eaders at their first dinner meeting. "Hi, I'm Rich. 
I'm from Holbrook. 1 don't have a major, I work in 
the auditorium, and I like riding my bike." Everyone 
already knew who' he was. The happy-go-fucky. 
tattooed bike rider was known (at least! as the guy 
with the huge earplugs and crazy dreads. Jo those 
dose to him, he is a genuine person with simple 
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Auditorium Technician 


Fall of Victory; 


Because of the out-of-service football field, the 
homecoming ceremonies were somewhat unusual. The night before 
the big football game, orange flames from the Cedar Dell bonfire 
could be seen from the center of campus. The "earnings" from the 
Homecoming King and Queen were tallied, and the announcements 
were made. Victor Knill and Bridgett Donahue were crowned with 
their headpieces and adorned with sashes and flowers. 

The next afternoon, the Corsairs played Utica at 
Bishop Stang High School. The stands were full of students, parents, 
and administrators who were out showing their Corsair pride. The 
football team did not disappoint their fans. The Corsairs led 28-0 
at the half. As the fans cheered, the Corsairs played on, defeating 
Utica 44-0, advancing UMass Dartmouth to the # 4 ranked team 
in New England. 

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Norwood, MA 



Jason Marino 

Revere, MA 



Eroc Gaccione 

Westerly, Rl 



Steven Walters 

Newton, MA 



Louis Lopes 

Norwood, MA 



How was homecoming? 

Homecoming was pretty cool. My friends nominated me for 
queen without even telling me! It was a lot of fun. I am really 
thankful to everyone who put money in my jar. 

How do you want to be remembered at UMass 

I don't really know how to answer that question. I guess I 
want to be remembered as someone who worked hard both 
on and off the field. I always put school first, but I qlso had a 
lot of fun. I guess the biggest thing I will be leaving behind is the 
soccer team. I know that the new captains will do a great job of 
leading the team next year and I know that they will make it to 
the NCAA tournament. I have a lot of faith in those girls and I 
just hope I can make it to some of their games to cheer them on. 

What is your biggest accomplishment at UMass? 

I have accomplished many things at UMass. I have earned a 
great education and met so many great people. I have made 
friends that I can count on for the rest of my life. I also learned 
that I want to teach, a career that I never considered until I 
came to UMass. 

What do you plan on doing after graduation? 

I am going to graduate school next fall at Tufts University. 
I will be working towards a Master's degree in Education, 
concentrating in Special Education and Literacy. 

What are your long-term goals? 

I hope to secure a job as an upper elementary school teacher 
somewhere in New England. Eventually, I think I would like to 
go back to school and earn my doctorate, maybe in Educational 
Administration of Curriculum Design, but that is a long way off. 

What would you like to say to the graduating class? 

If I could, I just want to say thank you to everyone who I 
have met throughout my four years here at UMass Dartmouth. 
Everyone has touched my life in some way, and I am only who 
I am because of all of you. A special thank you to all to my 
friends and family who have been so supportive these past few 
years. Good luck to all the graduates of 2003. 




Bridget Donahue 

Homecoming Queen 


A-HA stands for Art History and Architecture. A-HA is an art 
festival that takes place once a month in historic New Bedford. 
It features the work of local aspiring artists and performers. The 
event is sponsored by the City of New Bedford and regularly 
draws a large crowd of spectators and art enthusiasts. It gives the 
students of the College of Visual and Performing arts at UMass 
Dartmouth a place to show off their work, as well as take part 
in the local community. Various art galleries in New Bedford open 

their doors, free to the public, allowing everyone to get out for 
a night and experience different styles of art. The event is very 
popular among not only artists, but poets and musicians as well. 
A-HA is a medium for all types of artists to showcase their 
work and talent while at the same time celebrating the vast 
history that New Bedford has to offer. 

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What made you choose UAAass Dartmouth? 

It was cheap and local. My sister graduated here in 1999. 
She's three years older than me. 

What is A-HA Night? 

On the second Thursday of every month New Bedford puts 
on an art show, a lot of which takes place at the Star Store. All 
of the galleries are open for free. There are all kinds of events, 
art, music, and other performances. We had a few painting 
shows. I was in a performance there with my English class. 
We put on some plays by Eric Satie and John Cocteau. The 
members of the class were the actors. The turnout was incred- 
ible. We actually had to turn a lot of people away. Teachers 
here at UAAass Dartmouth try to set up shows and encourage 
all students to attend. Its really good for all the businesses in 
downtown New Bedford, as well as the area. It's a win-win 
situation for the city of New Bedford. 

What things are you involved with on campus? 

I play the bass guitar and piano. I'm in the "Lucy Little Band." 
We play shows at the campus center as well as other places off 
campus. We play at the "New Wave Cafe" in New Bedford a 
lot too. I work for Campus Design. I create posters for events 
that happen on campus. We make flyers and advertisements 
too. At different times of the year it gets busy, depending on 
what's going on. I make about five large banners a month. 

If you could give one thing to the entire UAAass community, 
what would it be? 

How will you be remembered at UAAass Dartmouth? 
As the loud, obnoxious, smelly kid. 

Why is that? 

Well, I don't wear deodorant. Usually just because I forget, 
but I don't really care. A lot of people approach me telling me 
I have bad BO. I've actually lost a couple friends because of 
my stench. 

Which of your creations are you most proud of? 

There isn't really one thing that sticks out in my mind that I'm 
most proud of. I'm most known for the teeth I draw. Everyone 
knows my paintings from the teeth. I'm just trying to strip down 
and create my own style. All my paintings incorporate my teeth. 

What are your feelings about the changes we're seeing at 
UAAass Dartmouth? 

With everything that's going on here, we're in a pretty deep 
hole. I don't think we're ever going to be able to get out of it. It's 
not just in the art program either. Everyone is getting screwed. I 
have friends in the English department that are experiencing the 
same thing. Every department is going to suffer very soon the 
way things are going. 

• > Doug AAcCormick is an individual thinker. He is 
originally from Rockland; Massachusetts and likes 
beer." He is a fifth year painting major. He has, neve 
owned a car. nor does he have his driver's license. 
Cars make him nervous. He js an active participant 
in the A-HA events, and,contrifc)utes his talent as a 

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In late Fait Senior. Marketing and Management classes from the Charlton College of 
Business coordinated a spectacular Fashion Show. The event featured student models wearing 
garments donated by the local clothing industry. The event was originally planned as a class 
project, but grew to a much larger scale, and was opened to the entire campus community. 
Students came to watch their friends walk the runway, showing off some of the hottest new 
fashions on the market. The show was a huge success and was talked about on campus for 
months after it took place. The people who were involved in its planning encourage business 
students to take part in the fashion shows to come as it was a memorable experience to be 
a part of. 


, Gina Smith is a senior business major. This is her forth, and final year at UAAass ' 
Dartmouth. She is grdchating this year and is- looking forward to starting a career in 
Human Resources. '; '" '*■ ' ' * "' " '•; 

What made you decide to come to UMass Dartmouth? 

I came here because my older sister graduated from here and she loved it. 
She was a double major in Psychology and Spanish. She had a really good time 
and that made me want to apply here. I got accepted to the business program, 
which was a change of pace with what I was doing at the time. When I was in 
high school I was really big into art. I applied to several schools and got accepted 
to their graphic design programs. I had been working on a lot of art projects and I 
wasn't really sure that art was what I wanted to do for a career, so I chose to do 
something completely different. 

What sort of things are you involved with on campus? 

I am a resident assistant in Oak Glen Hall, this is my second year as an RA. I 
took part in the Habitat for Humanity last year. I helped put on the fashion show . 
this year. 

What sort of roles did you play in those programs? 

Habitat for Humanity was lots of fun. We did a lot of fundraising to take a 
trip to Florida and help build a house for a family in need. It was an incredible 
experience. We met the family we were building the house for. Their house was 
burned down in a terrible accident. The father of the family helped build the house 
with us, and worked harder than anyone else. It was heartwarming to see how 
much he cared about his family, he was giving all the time and effort that he had 
after such a traumatic event. He was a great guy. 

The best part about the RA position is the people that you get to meet. I have 
become good friends with my staff as well as my residents. My residents are really 
great and have helped me get through the year. You get to meet a lot of people 
that you will be friends with for life. It teaches you communications skills and how to 
be a leader. It is the best thing I became a part of on campus. The job forces you 
to get involved with many fun organizations and activities on campus. 

How did the fashion show come together this year? 

It was a class that I signed up for on the recommendation of some friends 
who took it last year. They said it was very fun and interesting. It seemed like 
a really cool experience to help put on a fashion show so I signed up. We split 
up into committees, to take on different tasks. One of the committees was the 
merchandizing committee, who had the hardest task. It was their job to call all the 
stores and invite them to show their clothes at the show. I was part of the stage 
committee. We had the responsibility of getting the stage ready and preparing all 
the models for the show. We decorated the stage and got all the props together. 
We tried to keep it simple because there is so much going on, it can be a lot to 
coordinate all at once. The stage looked incredible. We had Christmas lights on the 
edge of the stage and a cityscape backdrop. We really tried to capture a winter 
theme on stage and the final product was great. 

The day of the show, everything came together. The students took it upon 
themselves to mat e it a tremendous show and their herd work paid off. We 


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„Why would you recommend other students to take this class? 

I definitely would to everyone. .The class is made up of mostly; 
seniors. We. got to do everything in putting the shpw together. It got us oil in touch 
with the cofrtrmrtry It teaches you a tot about how the conwuintty works. We apt 
to sped with people who work in the business in the nearby area. It's a great 
opportunity for people who a r e interested in rnd snq a career in fashion. 

Gina Smith 


on Show Contributer 



The Women's Resource Center has always been dedicated to 
supporting women through awareness-raising programs, counseling, 
and resources. One event that the Women's Resource Center 
sponsors is the production of "The Vagina Monologues." UMass 
students, faculty, and community volunteers have put on this 
performance for the past four years. This series of monologues raises 
the audience's awareness of women's issues around sexuality and 
adolescence through hilarious, heart-warming, and gut-wrenching 
stories. All of the money raised goes to local women's shelters and 

other programs dedicated to stopping violence against women. 

"Women Tried Everything" was another monologue series 
sponsored by the Women's Resource Center. A cast composed of 
UMass students told stories collected by a Brown University graduate 
student. These stories, some humorous and others difficult described 
peoples' experiences with abortion. The Women's Resource Center 
continues to raise women's equality issues to the student community. 


What was it like when you came here? 

When I was first hired, part time, it was 20 hours a week 
for 35 weeks a year. We were located in the Campus Center. 
The Women's Center was very active, but I felt that I had been 
misled. I thought I was being hired to be the director of a Women's 
Center. It was actually more like the director of a large student 
organization that needed a staff member to oversee it. That was 
the mode we were in. At that time, we even reported to the 
student senate in regards to our budget! 

Something that happened that first spring I was here really 
got the women's center growing. Right before finals, there was an 
incident on campus involving a woman and five members of the 
hockey team. The campus went into an uproar because she went 
public and said that she had been assaulted. I assumed that the 
Women's Center should take an advocacy role in dealing with this 
rape victim. Not everyone felt that way though, and that was the 
first time I found out the truth about what people thought about 
the Women's Center on campus. People saw us as a periphery 
organization that shouldn't have a place at the table. 

Do you enjoy your new location in Pine Dale Hall? 

Yes. I like it. We see more traffic here, but I still feel we are 
not reaching commuters like we should because of our location in 
the residence halls. Along with the new location came the news that 
my secretary, Kim's position is going to be made full time, so we are 
very happy. 

What are your goals for the Women's Resource Center? 

I really want to get the space set up so that it is welcoming. 
We want to really embed our programming and the work that we 
do with the women's studies program. Now that there is a new 
director of the women's studies program, Jen Riley, we are doing 
some really great things in the spring. Some great and known 
feminist speakers will be visiting, and we are doing an interesting 
show on Queen Elizabeth for women's history month. There is also 
The Vagina Monologues, which I'm always excited about. I'm going 
to try and pull back a little bit and try and let the student do more 
of the directing. 

While Julie' Parker Was Noised in'AAatne and loves if for i f s beauty, nice 
-peopfe, and slow pacer she umbrsfencfc that there ore more -opportunities' 
for tier to .make a ^difference around issues of diversity and women's equalih 
here in New England. • Her education has taken her places. 5he,earned tier 
bachelor's degree, in theatre from the University ot Maine, Orono and her 
masters in Women's studies from the university of Alabama, She has been a 
member of the" U/v\assC)artmoQth community for eight years now, and she 
.appreciates the changes she has witnessed and 'been- o part of on campus. 

Tun Parker 

v/Director of the Women s Resource Center 


Caffeine on Campus 


ing of the Underground 


One of the many changes on campus was the opening of The 
liiaWgraund Cafe*. Thts new dining facility offers students a more - 
intimate dining atmosphere in the style of a modern coffee shop. 
The defining characteristic of the Underground Cafe is the large 
mural parted .on the dining room wan. The ambiance created in this 
new facility captured the hearts of many campus goers, and has 
become a favorite meeting piace for many students. Located on 
the first floor of the carpus center, the cafe stands at the hub 'of 
campus activity, Not many pass without nqtcing the giant mural on, 
the wait. They feel compelled to stop in, arid maybe grdb a cup of 
coffee on their way to their next class. . / , . ,, 

What kind of approach do you take in your paintings? 

I like to create beautiful things with a humorous approach, much 
like how I approach life. I like to create patterns and build things 
on top of that. I enjoy making people laugh, and a lot of what a 
person is can be seen in their art. 

Where do you see yourself in ten years, and what do you 
want to be doing then? 

I will keep working on art. I see myself moving to the city, 
working there, and getting into galleries. I want to go to grad 
school. I see myself being a teacher and lecturing. It's my ultimate 
goal to be a well-known artist 

How were you offered the task of painting the mural at the 
Underground Cafe? 

The first I heard of the opportunity was on a flyer posted in the 
campus center. They were looking for someone to paint a mural, 
and if was a paying job. I saw it as a good way to make some 
money as well as leave my mark on the campus. I did the mural 
with the help of my friend Kyle Fortin. It took us two months, and it 
was finished just before winter break. 



Tell us about the grand opening. 

There was a reception and it was really exciting. Richard 
Wearing, catered the event. We made cards and invitations and 
sent them out to everyone we knew. Our families, faculty members 
and friends all came. The most exciting part for us was the unveiling 
of the mural. They had it covered in cloth. A few people spoke 
before they unveiled the mural at the end of the presentation. It 
was very exciting for everyone to see what we created 

In what ways do you contribute to campus activites? 

I play tennis for UMass Dartmouth. I will be going to Sicily 
this summer to study art history and paining. It will be a great 
opportunity to explore the world. I took part in the production of 
"The Vagina Monologues" this year. I also play the drums and have 
performed at the open mic. nights in the campus center. 

How will you remember UMass Dartmouth? 

I am very proud to be getting my degree from this University. 
This wasn't my first choice of schools, but I feel that this is a great 
school. The faculty in the art department here have always been 

professional and encouraging. I know that I will be leaving here 
with all the tools that I need to succeed in my goals. 

I am also very glad to have been able to work at the Star 
Store in New Bedford. The Star Store is a beautiful building with 
state of the art equipment and wonderful people. It's right in the 
middle of New Bedford, in a beautiful area. There are windows 
all around the building, so you can really feel the city while you're 
working there. I am very glad that I got to experience that my last 
year here. 

■' Heather Guertln is a fun-loving painting major. 
She's 21 -years aid and will graduate this year. She 
had the honor of painting the "coffee stain mural" that 
covers the wall of the new Underground Cafe, After 
graduating., she hopes to explore' the world on her 
quest to become a well-recognized, respected artist. 



/.- For most of the year, the major offfetfc field at JUMass •„, - , 
Dartmouth was left neglected. The football team recorded their 
most successful season in school history without playing one down ' 
on their home tefct At the'end of lost year, Gressy Field on campus 
was deemed unsafe -for athletic competition by university physicians. 
Since then, the field has sat in a state of idleness, waiting for -a 
major state-of -fhe-art overhaul. Spotting events were moved' to * 
the nearest suitable fields for Tome" games, most at nearby ptshop 
Stang High School. Reconstruction of the field. began in early, winter, 
ft is the hope that the new field will be completed before the 
beqirsninq of 2003-2004 academic year. 


How and when was the deasion made that the fields could no 
longer be used? 

At the end of last year, we saw the need to get the fields 
back in order. The Orthopedic Physician for the university informed 
us of the injuries that were occurring to athletes due to the field 
conditions. They informed us that athletes playing on the field in 
the future were at risk, and we should not compete on the field. 
The chancellor learned of this and stepped up. She made frequent 
visits to Boston to get the funding and means to make a new field 
a reality. 

When did the construction start? 

A public bid went out last fall, just before Thanksgiving and 
construction began in late October. The cold weather and snow 
made it very difficult to work and a lot of things had to be put on 
hold. Our builder is Northeast Turf and they are a great company 
to work with. They have built many state-of-the-art synthetic fields 
on the collegiate level. They have done excellent work and we are 
very pleased with them. 

When do you hope to have the project completed? 

Our goal is to have the facility completed by June 16 lh . That 
is based on how the weather holds up, as it has been slowing us 
down throughout the winter and spring. The great thing about 
the people working on the field is how nitpicky they are. These 
people have great experience in designing and building facilities 
for athletes. They know what works in certain situations and what 
doesn't. They have been changing little things throughout the project 
to make this field the best field that it can be for UMass Dartmouth. 
For example, they have changed the gates around the field to 
better accommodate our fans for Football games on Saturday 
afternoons. You need a facility that will work for athletes, and 
everything about this field will be athletic-minded. 

What were the impacts of not having a home field on 

There's two ways to look at that. The coaches really enjoyed 
having the games nearby. From our standpoint there was a lot of 
planning and coordination going on by both students and staff. It 
took a lot of people to successfully pull this year off. The impact 
was felt on our everyday lives. We had to pull out of our normal 
routine, and try a lot of new ways to plan these events. It was 
important that we made all our teams feel that they were playing 
at home. That is a task that is a lot easier said than done, because 
where they were playing wasn't on campus. But, I feel that they 
felt very comfortable playing where they did, as close to home as 
they could. 



How do you envision the field when complete? 

When done, everything will have been thought through. I'm 
very excited to see events on the field next year. The football, 
soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse teams will all be playing their 
home games on the new field. Also, the community needs to know 
that this facility is for the use of all students on campus. I would like 
to see intramural programs make use of the new field. We are 
here for the general population, not just the athletes. That goes 
for the entire athletic complex. There are tons of great programs 
here that the student body needs to take advantage of. From our 
perspective, every student here is just as important is the linebacker 
on the football team. We're here for the students. 

What would you like the student body to know about the 
athletic department? , ^ 

We're here for them. It's very, important 'fo If* department to 
connect to the student community Its important that we're meeting 
their needs. We're always frying to reach out io more students. 
Recently, .we've implemented a weekly sdiedule on the web. as 
well as a hotline Through those we can inform the community of 
gnnouncements There always room to do things better, and if there 
is a way for us to further reach out to students, we're listening. 

Jim Filippo has been asset to the university's athletic department for 26 years. 
As the Director of Athletic Facilities it is his responsibility to oversee the day-to-day 
operations related to maintenance, scheduling, and management of the athletic 
facilities on campus. He started his UMass Dartmouth career as a part time swim 
coach in 1975 while he was teaching physical education in Fall River. He has since 
taken on numerous roles in the UMass Dartmouth athletic department. In 1997, 
he was promoted to Director of Athletic Facilities and has had the opportunity to 
oversee such projects as the design and construction of the Tripp Athletic Center. 
He is currently in charge of the renovation of the Cressy Field. 

Director of Athletic Facilities 



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Since 1970. the UMcss Dartmouth Student Senate has- been 
sponsoring the Holiday Senior Cftizen banquet. Each year the r 
Student -Senate invites 800 senior citizens to enjoy a day futf of ' 
dancing, live music, and a holiday turkey dinner at the UMass 
Dartmouth campus. This years evert mart-ed the '32'^ installment of 
the event. With the campus covered in snow, the seniors filed the - 
Res. Cafe for a day of festivities. The event reaches out to the local- 
community to demonstrate the caring of the student body towards 
the local senior community. Costing over 10,000 dollars, and 
fully funded by students/this is the largest senior citizen banquet 
coordinated fn southeastern Massachusetts, 


What things are you involved with on campus? 

In the beginning of my freshman year I got involved with 
the Alpha Sigma Sorority. In my second semester, I became the 
treasurer for this sorority. Also during my freshman year I got 
involved with student senate. Sophomore year I decided to run for 
president of student senate. I received the position my junior year. 
I also worked for student activities my freshman year. Next year, I 
also plan to be an orientation leader. 

Tell us about the Senior Citizen Banquet. 

The Senior Citizen Banquet is a tradition UMass Dartmouth 
has held for thirty years. It is a community service event held by 
the Student Senate. Senior Citizens from all around the area are 
invited to come. We send invitations to the counsels of aging and 
to several nursing homes in the area. We usually have about 500- 
800 senior citizens attend. 

Student Senate is responsible for planning and also running the 
event. We decorate the Residence Cafe, serve the food, and give 
everyone in attendance flowers. We also invite the local politicians 
to come, which gives them a chance to speak. It is an advantage 
to the politicians because they know that a large population of the 
senior citizen will vote. 

What are the goals behind the event? 

The main goal is to make the senior citizens feel welcome in their 
community. Many of these citizens look forward to this banquet. It 
is also important to work with the community. We are also looking 
for something else for our community service event. We want to ask 
for more support from other offices. 

What are your personal goals here at UMass Dartmouth? 

My first goal is to get a quality education. I also want to be a 
contributor to strengthening, expanding, and developing the UMass 
Dartmouth campus. Being the Student Senate President has been 
a great experience and I loved to help out and show what I am 
helps me personally. My goals for next year are to keep making 
changes for the betterment of the university and higher education. 

What are your long-term personal goals? 

I would like to go right to graduate school, somewhere in 
Boston. I would like to get a graduate degree in International 
Relations and find a job that would assist me in paying for this 

How do you want io/be remembered at UMass Dartmouth? 
I wont to be remembered as a regular student All of- things 
I have been involved with have helped me be the person I am . 

If you could convey one thought to the current student body 
what would it be? 

I just want to encourage students to get involved. It's a great 
experience te,meet people, get- involved; and to grow as a person. 

' Carolina AAarcab is the Student Senate President. 

Ste is originally fr6m Portugal, Spain and moved to the 
"United States fh 1992. She resides in New Bedford, 

Massachusetts. UMass Ddrtmoufh was not her first 
^choice, 'however, if was affordable and she knew it 
i would provide her with an exceptional education. She 
■ is a junior Economics major at\d plans to graduate in the 

year 2004 ,/■ •'• ••'. 

Carolina Marcalo 

Student Senate President 


Buleer Under Pressure 

On December 6, 2002, University of Massachusetts 
President William Bulger pleaded the fifth in front of a Con- 
gressional Panel when asked to answer questions pertaining 
to the whereabouts of his fugitive brother, Jarnes "Whitey" 

The UMass president was accused of being in com- 
munication with Whitey. the alleged mobster, but chose not 
confirm or deny these allegations. William Bulger had previ- 
ously refused to appear in front of any government officials 
until he was subpoenaed. He claims to have doing nothing 

wrong, stating that the situation is unusual and complex. , 
Whitey Bulger vanished in 1995 just hours before he was to 
be' arrested on racketeering charges. Since his disappear- __ 
ance, he has been charged in connection with 2) rnurdejs. 
He is currently on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List. 


Being a political science major, you must have opinions 
about President William Bulger, what are they? 

I don't like him personally. There's this book out called 
Black Mass, which talks about Whitey Bulger and his 
criminal activities. It also details things that Billy Bulger was 
involved with, some illegal activities. He has run UMass 
with an iron fist, just like he ran the Massachusetts Senate 
when he was in office. In many ways, he is just as bad as 
his brother. 

Do you feel that President Bulger had the to right to 
plead the fifth when being asked about his brother? 

Well, of course he had the right to. The Fifth Amendment 
guarantees him that right. If I was in his position, I would 
have done the same thing. It would have been nice if 
he could have shined some light on the situation, and this 
certainly casts more suspicion on him, but I understand why 
he pled the Fifth. 

Do you feel that his job as president is more important 
than the loyalty to his family? 

Yes. The President of UMass carries great responsibility. 
His decisions affect thousands of people. But I believe that 
he's not just protecting his brother, but himself as well. I don't 
think that his decision to plead the Fifth casts doubt on his 
ability to lead UMass. What does cast this doubt, is his 
alleged criminal activity. 

Do you think that President Bulger's act of silence will 
cost him his presidency? 

No. The hearing into this matter is old news. It could 
be brought up again, but in the eyes of the law, he has 
done nothing wrong. There has been no real push to get 
him expelled, and he just signed a contract last year, which 
makes him President until 2007. Something major would 
have to happen for this to cost him his job. 

, .Nick Phinney is a .22 year old Polital Science major 
from Easton, Massachusetts. He is very involved 
on campus with such orginizafions as the Torch, the 
student newspaper, and Student Senate. 

Nick Phinney 

Politicial Activist 


Going Once. Goin 

To help fund the annual Spring festival, the Residence Hall 
Congress coordinates many fundraisers over the course of the year. 
One of these events is the Date Auction. Not only does the event 
auction off some of UMass Dartmouth's most charismatic singles, 
but it also features the comedy and quid wit of RHC member 
Kenny Wayman, who emcees the event. This year, 38 hot ticket 
candidates were auctioned off in the campus center, providing 
dates as well as comedic entertainment for the onlooking crowd. 


Why did you choose UAAass Dartmouth? 

It was relatively cheap, my sister came here, and I knew a lot 
of people 

What is your major? 

Its marketing now. but it used to be political science. Political 
Science just wasn't for me. 

What activities are you involved with on campus? 

I'm involved with sports year round, for the cross country and 
track teams. 
I'm also a board member for Residence Hall Congress. 

What were you like in high school and how have you 

Pretty much the same way I am now, loud and always on 
the move. I was involved in the same things that I am involved 
with now. I played football in high school, but then switched to 
running, and I'm still running now. 

How did the Date Auction come to be? 

The Date Auction was a Residence Halls Congress sponsored 
event. It was a great idea that was born last year. We weren't 
going to do it this year because nobody was signing up, but 
then we ended up doing it and it turned out to be a pretty big 
hit. This year everyone was really psyched up for it because the 
president of RHC, Pat Joyce thought it would be a lot of fun if I 
was going to be the Master of Ceremonies again. We were all 
really excited, so we had it again. It turned out to be a lot of fun. 

How successful was the event as a fundraiser? 

We made around $400. It went towards the Spring Festival 
that RHC and Campus Activity Board is putting on in May. 

What is your favorite thing about this campus? 

The people, and how everyone here knows me. There's a 
very diverse group of people here that have a lot in common. I 
like to see how people with likenesses and differences interact. 

What one thing do you find most frustrating on campus? 

The politics. The money situation, with the bjdget being cut 
and the housing costs going up is terrible. Our tuition isn't going 
up but the fees are skyrocketing. I also don't like the large class 

Kenny Wayman is from East Templeton, 
Massachusetts, which is 20 minutes northwest of 
Fitchburg. He takes an active role in the community, 
working as an RA, being on the Residence Hall 
Congress, as well as being a student athlete. As the 
emcee of this year's Date Auction, he gave the event 
character, making it a memorable experience for the 
audience as well as those involved. 

Kenny Wayman 

Date Auction Host 



First Annua 

Miss UMD Paeeant 



I wk +^m 

On February 1 2003 the first ever "Ms. UMD Pageant* was held in the main auditorium. 
The event was sponsored by Campus Activities Board, Habitat for Humanity and the Women's 
Resource Center. The event was a huge success, with more than expected in attendance. The 
event showcased the talent of some of UMass Dartmouth's most beautiful women. The pageant 
was divided into different competitions, including an evening gown and talent competition. The 
crown winner was Jane Reardon. first runner up was Lisa Marsh and second runner up was 
Julianne Deluca. The pageant was a memorable experience for all those who took part, and it 
may yet prove to become a future tradition at UMass Dartmouth. 


Jane Reardon is a sophomore nursing major. She was 
born and raised in Dedham,. Ma. She attended private 
catholic school through high school and graduated from Font 
Bonne Academy in Milton. MA in 2001. She chose to come 
to UMass Dartmouth to broaden her horizons and meet new 

What sort of things are you involved with on campus? 

Right now, I'm in the ensemble of Evita" for the UAAass Theatre Company. It's 
a lot of fun, but an incredible time commitment, I just got back from the annual 
Habitat for Humanity trip. This year's trip went to Alabama. I was able to get 
a spot on the trip at the last minute, and I'm so glad I was able to go. It was 
an awesome experience. There were so many people involved, and the people 
down there were great. Although the weather wasn't the most cooperative, we 
still had a really good time. I would do it again in a heartbeat. There is actually a 
movement to bring a Habitat for Humanity chapter here to UAAass. Hopefully, we 
can make that happen, it would be a good thing to bring to this school. 

What do you think the biggest problem is on campus? 

Apathy. There is plenty of time to get involved on campus and still have fun. So 
many people here complain about the way things work, and do nothing about it. 
Such a large population of the campus community isn't involved in anything. I see 
the "UMD Forums'" online and its just people complaining about everything. It's so 
easy to get involved in groups on campus and make changes. This may not be the 
most attractive campus, but it is a great school. You have to take the initiative to 
make your college experience great. 

What made you want to participate in the Miss UAAD pageant? 

When I signed up for it, I was only half serious about it. I was eating lunch one 
day and saw a sign for it. My friend Phil Olivera jokingly told me to sign up. He 
eventually talked me into it. I read about the events, the talent event, the evening 
gown event, and it seemed like something totally off the wall to do for me. I 
never thought I would do something like it. Before I knew it I was filling out the 

What did you learn from participating in the pageant? 

Desiree Roberts was in charge of the event. She taught us to dance, walk in 
heels, and everything else we needed to do. I was really stressed out about what 
to do for the talent event. I really wanted to sing, but I knew I would get nervous 
doing it. I decided to add a fun twist by singing with a little humor. It made it a 
little less serious, and more fun, I wanted to do something funny on stage outside of 
a play. It really got the crowd into the show, and I had so much fun doing it. 

What was your first reaction when they named you the winner? 

I was shocked. I really didn't think I would win. I didn't even have an 
acceptance speech prepared. It was a great experience. The girls were great, and 
Desiree was awesome. There really couldn't have been a better group of people 
involved in the event. 

What are your goals while you are here at UMass and beyond? 

I want to experience as many things as possible and meet lots of people. Id 
like to explore the world and see how other cultures live. Its important to me to 
go out and take advantage of the experiences life has to offer. While here at 
UMass I want to get the most I can out of school. I want people to know that 
they can have good dean fun and enjoy their college experience. Make the best 
of it. There are so many opportunities out there just waiting for someone to take 
advantage of. Bottom Line, you can make your college, experience what you want 
it to be, take advantage of the opportunities here and make a difference 

Jane Reardon 

sJ Miss UAAass Da 

Miss UMass Dartmouth 2003 


Anti-War Rallies 

Students Speak Out 

With the fear of an imminent war in Iraq, a concerned group 
of UAAass Dartmouth students traveled to New York City to 
participate in an anti-war rally. On February 15, 2003 more than 
200000 protesters from all around the northeast United States 
gathered to demonstrate their disagreement with the government's 
decision to pursue war. No local governments in New York issued a 
permit for the protesters to conduct their rally. As a result, the New 
York police forces made the lives of these activists very difficult. The 
scene was described as a "hostile climate" with blockaded streets 
that created an enormous bottleneck of demonstrators. Similar rallies 
took place in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington DC 


Which organizations are you involved with at UMass 

I'm involved in Progressive Alliance, which is a group of students 
and professors who look to educate the community about civil 
liberties and look for peaceful ways to work out problems. I am 
also a member of the Sustained Ability Committee, this group helps 
make things as Earth-friendly possible and they also try to reduce 
energy use and encourage recycling programs. 

What are your thoughts about the conflict in the Middle East? 
I have many opinions about the war. I feel that Saddam Hussein 
needs to be stopped. Although, I feel that if this didn't happen 
someone else is going to rise to power just as he did. The United 
States isn't taking into consideration all the innocent people who are 
being killed because of Saddam's actions. As a country, I feel that 
most people think that war is the only way we are going to save 
lives but in the end it wont. 

As for Israel and Palestine, there are bad people on both sides. 
The current leader of Israel committed war crimes and the United 
States helped fund him. Most citizens of Palestine want peace. 
Innocent people are dying because of this war. 

Why did you deade to attend the war protest in New York? 

I felt powerless to do something about this war. I thought my 
presence at this protest would help the cause against the war. I 
wanted the experience and I felt that it was important to make a 
physical appearance rather than just talking about the war. 

What happened to you at that rally? 

I was in a crowd near the sidewalks. One of the police horses 
jumped up and the crowd rushed back nearly trampling us. I 
stepped in front to protect my girlfriend. Then, I saw this guy on 
the ground with his hands over his head who was getting beaten. 
The lady next to me was trying to get back to the streets when a 
detective in street clothes pushed her and then proceeded to punch 
her in the chest like a boxer. I jumped in front of her and put my 
hands up to stop him. The officer next to the detective begin to hit 
me in the stomach with the butt end of his club. Five cops grabbed 
me dragged me down to the ground and handcuffed me. 

After being driven around for six hours, they brought us to 
a courtyard. It had this really bright spotlight and a brick wall, 
it looked like it was used by a firing squad. One of the cops 
threatened a 65 year old man in handcuffs. His fellow officers had 
to restrain him. He simply wanted to know why we hadn't been 
read our rights. After waiting two hours in the freezing cold, we 
were brought into a paddy wagoa When they finally took my 
handcuffs off, I couldn't lift my arms for five minutes. Another kid 
there had a half inch deep gash on his wrist from his cuffs. The only 
cops that treated us like human beings were the ones on the paddy 
wagon. They were very cool and thought that it was awful what 
happened to us. 

As for the rally itself, it was basically mass chaos. Few people 
actually were able to get down to the site of the rally. Since there 
was no permit to march, there was no set route we could follow 
Street after street was closed down. The police would send groups 
of people down a to cut of their exit routes, pin them in a square 
block with metal barriers and not let anyone out. Then they would 
surround the barriers with mounted police and when people tried to 
escape they arrested or beat them. 

The response from the citizens of NYC was very good. With 
one exception, everyone in the city was very supportive, even when 
they were stuck in traffic because of us. People who were being 
stopped because of the protest in Manhattan were actually giving 
us thumbs up and peace signs and rolling down their windows on 
that cold day so we could listen to the rally on their radio. Some 
stores even let us in to warm up and use the bathrooms. The rally 
showed me the dark side of the state of our nation but it also 
showed me there is hope to overcome our shortcomings. 

Ryan Wilhelmi 

While growing up in Franklin, Massachusetts, Ryan 
Wilhelmi was always interested in politics. Coming to 
UMass Dartmouth gave him many opportunities to 
become involved with the local community. He is now 
a 22-year-old Political Science major. He came to 
UMass Dartmouth on the recommendation of his High 
School counselors, and was familiar with the campus 
as his cousin also attended the university. 



he Blizzard of 2C03 

On President's Day the last and most severe of a 
series of snowstorms crippled the university. With the snow already 
on the ground from the storms the week before, students found 
themselves waist deep in snow in most areas of campus. This is 
more snow than most students and faculty have seen in their UMass 
Dartmouth careers. After the storm, the University was faced with 
many challenges in making the campus accessible again. Even 
the trek on foot from the residence halls to the Res Cafe was 
treacherous. Entire parking lots were neglected by plows due to 
liability issues," Some residents had no transportation options until 
the lots were finally plowed, four days after the snow stopped 

falling. Finding a parking spot anywhere was near impossible for 
days after school reopened. A parking ban on Ring Road as well 
as all the circles in the Cedar Dell and the Residence Halls further 
complicated matters. Residents used whatever means they could to 
clear off their buried cars as snow shovels were in high demand 
and short supply. The storm did not, however cripple student morale. 
With the cancellation of classes, masses of residents took to the 
amphitheatre with dining hall trays and makeshift sleds. The threat 
of snowball crossfire was a danger across campus. Snow forts and 
mini-igloos were not a sight out of the ordinary, but roofs of cars 
parked in some lots were not to be seen for days. 


What year are you and what program are you involved in? 
I am going into my senior year. I am currently switching majors 
from Med Lab Science to multidisciplinary studies. I hope to do 
something in research. With my disability. I will not be able to be in„ 
the lab by myself, so my major will be a combination of medical lab 
science and psychology. 

Where do you spend most of your time on campus? 

I am on campus during the week and I commute home on the 
weekends. I study all the time in the Dion building, and I have also 
been involved with the Campus Activities Board and Student 
Senate for the past two years. I'm all over campus. 

What's the biggest pet peeve you have about this campus? 
Mobility. Getting around this campus is very difficult. It is not 
accessible for anyone in my situation. The elevator systems and the 
doorways don't' make it any easier. Some of the doorways are 
handicapped accessible, but that's if the button works. The ramps 
are difficult too. I go a long way out of my way to get where 
I need to go. It seems like I have to go all the way around the 
campus when I can see my destination right there across the way. I 
don't know who designed this campus, but it is not very accessible 
at all. 

How do you enjoy living in the Cedar Dell? 

I like it. When I first came here, I was a transfer student and my 
parents and I didn't really know what avenue to take, the residence 
halls or Cedar Dell. I have the oversized bathrooms and a bigger 
room, but I don't have a meal plan, and I don't really see people 
unless they come in and out of my apartment. I miss the residence 
hall community environment. I love to be with people. 

What difficulties did you incur during the many snow storms? 

There were a couple different times where I haven't been 
able to get out of my own apartment. They forget to plow my 
walkway. When I call to have it done, they tell me that they've 
forgotten. The sidewalks are awful. They try to use rock salt 
to make them more accessible, but it is still unmanageable. My 
professors are very understanding, especially when the weather is 
bad. They understand that there's no way I'll be able to make it to 
class right at nine o'clock. 

How has the disabled services office been of help to you? 

They are good. They've always been helpful. In my situation 
I need a lot of mobility assistance because I need to go all over 
campus. Sometimes it can be difficult. The people that are working 
there are really nice, they look out for my well-being. I know it's 
stressful for them. They've told me that they aren't used to a person 
like me that has such a demanding schedule. For the most part, 
they're very good. 

As a Junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, 
Mandi Keller has made every effort to be an involved 
student, not only within her majors, Med Lab Science/ 
Psychology, but also as a Campus Leader. She is from 
Bellingham, Massachusetts, and transferred here from 
Mass Bay Community College three years ago. As a 
disabled student, she understands how difficult it is to 
manage this campus's architecture, but this does not stop 
her from remaining active on campus. 

What do you do in the Student Senate? 

I do a little bit of everything. I've met a lot of people that I 
never knew existed. You meet with a lot of the administration 
and faculty. When we have an issue, we feel comfortable going 
to them about it because we deal with them on almost a daily 
basis through meetings and committees. It involves a lot of public 
relations and dealing with people, which is what I love to do. 

What are your goals beyond your UMass Dartmouth career? 
I hope to get my foot in the door at a research company. I'm a 
little leery about going out there. It's scary entering the real world. 
I want to be involved with people. I want to use my medical 
background to help people with their medical crises. I want to 
intermix my people skills with what I've learned in 

Mandi Keller 

Student Senator 


Station Fire 


A tragic fire at the Rhode Island nightclub 
"The Station" claimed the lives of 98 people, 
and left nearly 200 others injured. Fireworks 
from the performing band, Great White's 
on stage pyrotechnic display set fire to 
soundproofing material above the stage. 
Fire officials said that it took less than three 

minutes before the entire structure was engulfed 
in flames. Those inside the building rushed to one 
exit, and many did not make it out. The disaster 
shocked many UMass students. Some had 
connections with people involved in the fire. It 
was a popular club that many UMass students 
have attended in the recent past. 


On the morning of February 1, 2003, seven 
NASA astronauts perished when the shuttle 
Columbia disintegrated 40 miles over Texas. 
Just 15 minutes before its scheduled landing, 
the shuttle broke apart into streaks of light that 
could be seen over the southern United States. 
The astronauts of the mission were commander 
Rick D. Husband pilot William C. McCool, 
payload commander Michael P. Anderson, 

mission specialists David M. Brown, Kalpana 
Chawla, Laurel Clark, and Israel's first astronaut, 
I Ian Ramon. A somber president George W. 
Bush addressed the nation later that afternoon 
to inform the nation of the tragedy. "Columbia's 
Lost. There are no survivors," he said. It is 
believed that a piece of the ship's hull that broke 
off during takeoff damaged the heat shield of 
the shuttle, causing it to fail during re-entry. 

Shuttle Incident 


Building on the success of last year's series, the Campus Activities 
together a new schedule of comedians to perform at UMass Dartmouth. The 
spring semester welcomed comedians from the area to share some laughs with 
the UMD community. The comedy shows took place on Thursday nights at the 
South Alcove of the Campus Center. The turnout for each show was incredible, 
and all who attended left with a smile on their face. These events gave everyone 
on campus a well deserved and much needed opportunity to go out and enjoy 
themselves in the presence of good, clear humor. 


Though your home is close by. you live on campus. Where 
have you lived? 

Freshman year I lived in Phase 3A, house 10, third floor. I 
still remember the uncontrollable thermostats and unwavering 
heat. Sophomore year, I moved to Phase 1, red, third floor. 
First semester my roommate was Raymond Wong, who is 
an active student involved with RHC, and is the President of 
Rotoract. Second semester I moved two rooms down with "Punk 
Rock" Dan Pugatch. Since my junior year I have lived in the Cedar 

What organizations are you involved with on campus? 

My main involvement is with The Torch. Sophomore year 
I started submitting articles that I wrote for my journalism 
class. Soon after. I became a staff writer. I became more involved 
my Junior year, and now my senior year, I am the News Editor. I 
attended the Associated Collegiate Press National Conference in 
2002 with the Torch. 

I am also the Campus Activities Board Comedy Chair. I 
attended CAB meetings my freshman year, when it was called 
Student Activities Board. I attended CAB periodically, and 
my junior year the Comedy Chair resigned. I came in as Interim 
Comedy Chair and second semester it was made official. Other 
CAB experiences include being Crew Manager for the Ludacris 
concert and attending the National Association for Campus 
Activities Northeast Regional conference in 2002. 

I work at the Career Resource Center, where I am the 
Webmaster. When I first started, Anthony Baird, the Assistant 
Director, had a program called the Career Ambassador 
Leadership Program" (CALPI. Work-study students in CALP were 
encouraged to put on a workshop and later in the year I hosted 
a resume writing workshop along with other CALP students. I 
took over as webmaster and redrafted the Career Resource 
Center's website. Occasionally, I sit on the Student Judicial 
Affairs' conduct board. At the beginning of my senior year, I was 
part of the Resident Orientation Committee (ROC), and I served 
as a flag bearer at Commencement 2002. 

Outside of UMass, I am an independent professional wrestling 
promoter, referee, and wrestler. I also make web pages for 
a few wrestling websites such as,, and 

Why would you encourage students to get involved on 

It gives you the chance to do something that you enjoy and 
to enrich yourself on several levels. Academically, it can provide 
an application of what you learn in the classroom. Socially, 
the number of people you meet and keep as friends will be 
invaluable. Mentally, you will manage your time better and 
improve your organization skills You can look at it as a resume 
builder. As a fellow student of mine, Lisa Marsh says, "Everyone 
graduates with the same piece of paper, but it's the experience 
you walk away with that really matters." 

What do you do on your free time? 

Free time means weekends, and those are sometimes 
spent partaking in wrestling shows ranging from Maine to 
Connecticut. If I am truly free, I enjoy sleeping, the occasional 
video game, dinner with my cronies, perhaps a movie, or just 
finding something fun to do with friends. 

What are your plans after graduation? 

I'm looking into becoming an Orientation Leader before I 
leave UMD for good. After that, I'd like to work in journalism or 
publications of some sort. Who knows what the future holds? 

Michael R. Giusti 



Editor, Comedy Ch 


Born in Rhode Island, Mike Giusti spent most of 
his childhood in nearby Seekonk, Mass. While he 
admits that his decision to attend UMass was based 
on affordability and proximity to home, he has had 
a fulfilling experience here and could not imagine 
himself attending school anywhere else. He describes 
his course of study as a "double concentration" in 
literature and communications, and he plans to pursue 
a career in journalism. 


On March 20, 2003, the United States attacked Iraq, initiating 
a war that had long been feared. The possibility of war in the 
Middle East had left the student body with, a growing unsteadi- 
ness over the course of the year. The decisions made by the U.S. 
government instigated a series of protests and rallies both on and 
off campus. The realization of war hit home when students and 
friends in the armed services were called to active duty and sent 
overseas on only a few days notice. Of the 33 National Guard 
representatives of UMass Dartmouth, 15 were called to active duty 

by late February. They are stationed across the world, defend- 
ing their country with honor. These students are saluted for their 
bravery, and have the thoughts and prayers of all their friends at 
UMass Dartmouth. 






What kinds of activities are you involved with now, on campus? 

Currently, I'm the Senior Resident Assistant in Maple Ridge Hall, 
for the Office of Housing and Residential Life. This is my second year 
as an RA. It's something that I really like doing. I'm involved with the 
national guard. I play for the football team. I work as a bartender in 
the sunset room, which is a fun thing to do. I was also honored by the 
university to be selected as the homecoming king. That was a very 
nice surprise. 

As a member of the armed forces, you'll be going to the Middle 
East shortly. How did you find out that you would be going? 

Two guys from my office were called to go. They are both married 
with newborn babies. I didn't feel that it was right for them to go 
and have to worry about their families, and for their families to worry 
about them, so I volunteered to go in their place. It's something that I 
really wanted to do, and I saw it as an opportunity. It lets those guys 
stay here with their families, where they belong. There are also other 
reasons that I made that decision. My neighbor's father died in the 9/ 
11 tragedy, and his two kids are seven and eight years old. Part of me 
wants go over there to help out however I can in their honor. I feel 
inspired by those two little kids. They make me want to do whatever I 
can to help the cause. I want to give everything I can to help out. 

Do you have any idea where exactly you re going to or how 
long you'll be there? 

I'll be going to a small base in the eastern part of Turkey. I've been 
told that 111 be gone for 6 months, but anything can change. I know 
that if could very well be a lot longer, depending on what happens. 

What are your feelings towards the Iraq conflict and all the 
tension in the world today? 

I've been dealing with this for almost seven and a half years now. 
This will be my eighth time over there. This time it's a little more serious. 
I consider Saddam Hussein to be crazier and more dangerous than 
Hitler was in the 30 s and 40s. He poses a threat not only to that 
region, but to the entire world. It's terrible that if has to come to this. 
I'm not a warmonger or a gung ho" kind of guy but you don't train to 
be a fireman and not put out fires. I support what the objectives are 
and understand what needs to be done. I'm a patriot and I feel it's my 
duty to go, and I'm going to go with a smile. 

Vic Knill is originally for Suffern, New York,, a small 
town just west of the New York City. His major is 
history, something he has always enjoyed. He came to 
UMass Dartmouth after serving in the Air Force for 
four years. He chose UMass because of its proximity 
to Otis National Air Base on Cape Cod, where he 
works for the National Guard. In late February, he 
volunteered to travel to the Middle East to serve his 
country in the war. 

Vic Knill 

What are you short and long term goals? 

I want to get over there and give the most I can to the cause 

so we can get in there, get out, and come home quickly. Long term, 
I want to be mentally strong. I need to be able to endure and 
persevere through the adversity. There is a lot and it can be tough at 
times. It's nothing like being here. When I get back. I plan to continue 
with school, and spend time with my friends. After I graduate I want 
to apply to flight training and hope to become an f-15 pilot. 

National Guard Officer 


A World Divided 

On March 20, 2003, the United States attacked 
Iraq, initiating a war that had long been feared. The possibility of 
war in the Middle East had left the student body with a growing 
unsteadiness over the course of the year. The decisions made by 
the U.S. government instigated a series of protests and rallies both 
on and off campus. The realization of war hit home when students 
and friends in the armed services were called to active duty and 
sent overseas on only a few days notice. Of the 33 National 

Guard representatives of UMass Dartmouth, 15 were called to 
active duty by late February. They are stationed across the world, 
defending their country with honor. These students are saluted for 
their bravery, and have the thoughts and prayers of all their friends 
at UMass Dartmouth. 


Ralph Nader Speaks 

Shortly after the outbreak of war on Iraq, political activist, and 
former Green Party Presidential candidate Ralph Nader spoke to 
a filled-to-capacity crowd in the UMD auditorium. Nader spoke 
on his disapproval of the actions of president George W. Bush 
regarding the situation in Iraq. He also talked about the current 
economic problems and criticized the government's priorities. "If a 
family was run the way this administration is run, the parents would 
be committed," Nader said. In his hour and a half speech, he spoke 
words encouraging students to get involved with local governments 
and help to solve problems. He said that citizens must tend to their 
civic duty, and to utilize that duty to help make changes where 
things aren't working in communities. He also spoke strong words 

towards the corruption in modern day corporate America. He 
stated that CEOs of major corporations such as Enron have not 
served one day in prison, where as others guilty of much lesser 
crimes are being hit with the proverbial book. He emphasized the 
fact that these corporate crimes have a far deeper impact on our 
lives than we realize. The student reaction to Nader's views varied 
across campus, but the number of students who had an opinion on 
his speech was enormous. Whether they were in agreement or not, 
the students were aware of his outlook, getting them involved with 
the politics he discussed. 

What did you come to UMass to study? 

I came to school majoring in Art History, but now I am a Political 
Science major. I have always been pretty politically minded, and I 
was hoping to double major, but you can't stay at school forever. 
I specialize in international relations issues, and I'm looking forward 
to doing research projects and working with "think tank" groups in 
Washington, D.C. 

How long have you been interested in politics? 

New Hampshire is a very conservative state. My parents have 
always been working in the unions. We always listened to NPR in the 
morning when we woke up. By the time I was four, I had been to 
several demonstrations. I have always been pretty radical, politically. 

Why did you choose UMass Dartmouth? 

I get free tuition because my dad works at UMass Lowell, but I like 
the area. We're between Boston and Providence, on the seacoast. I 
wasn't really aware of the economic or environmental problems of the 
area, but I've learned that's an advantage for some students, because 
they can get involved in the community. 

What activities are you involved with on campus? 

I'm a member of Progressive Alliance, which is a political group 
made up of community, faculty, and staff. It was formed in response 
to the anti-war efforts that are going on in the United States. Were 
working on educating the community about foreign affairs. 

I am Vice President of the Amnesty International Chapter on 
campus, a human rights organization that works internationally. It 
works on defending the human rights standards that were established 
by the Geneva contracts from the UN. I think it's changing my life, 
broadening my scope. 

I'm a representative of the class of 2003 in the Student Senate. It's 
really exciting but a lot of work. I helped to start the UMD Recycles" 
program with a few of my friends. It was an ad hoc committee 
on student senate that decided that something needed to be done 
with environmental activism on campus. The community gave us 350 
recycle bins, so right away, the community responded to the university, 
and they wanted to see us recycle. 

I volunteer through David Berger, an economics professor, who 
requires students to do community service. As annoying as it was 
at first, I think it was a great thing to do because you get to know 
members of the community 

remembers her childhood in New Hampshire, where ' 
both her parents worked for non-profit organizations and participated in' 
many political demonstrations. This unique upbringing impacted her view 


of the world and has helped mold her into an educated, politically driven 
young woman. She feels being involved on campus has made her college 
experience better, and she sees nothing but potential for the UMass 


Wh^ do you feel it is important to get involved on campus? 

If, benefits everyone who gets involved, because you ieom from 
the process. You meet people, and it's a great thing to do. I think 
the campus has problems with a bt of isolated students who don't 
feel like they' are members of the campus. But when you engage 
yourself, it really enriches your college experience ! feel like any kind 
of participation will make a positive change in your life. 

Amy Morse 

Student Representative 





On April 16, 2003, a group of concerned students led a rally 
to oppose the actions of governor Mitt Romney. Romney's plan is 
to cut $80 million from the Massachusetts budget devoted to the 
University of Massachusetts system. The Dartmouth campus would 
suffer the most from this "reorganization" proposal. Specifically 
targeted are the Star Store in New Bedford and the Advanced 
Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River. It is said by 
many that it is Romney's ultimate goal to eliminate public higher 
education in Massachusetts, and that these cuts are the first steps 
of a plan to dismantle the University of Massachusetts system. 
This on-campus rally; held outside of the campus center promoted 
the rally that would be held at the State House in Boston, 
where representatives from all the UMass campuses would be in 
attendance. The student activists spoke strong words, and their 
message was heard by the student body. 


sa U Atria takes an' active part in the UAAass 
mouth community. She graduated in 2002 as a 
Business Information Systems Major, and continues to 
take graduate classes here at UAAass. She founded 
the Concerned Student Campaign, raising pwareness 
for student needs on campus. She contributes her time 
to "LJAAD Recycles" as well as other environmental 
awareness groups in the local community. 

Teresa D'Anna 

Student Protester 

Describe the on-campus rally that you took part In. 

We had two on-campus rallies to gain support and create 
excitement for the Public Higher Education Rally, which was held at 
the State House on April 29th. The rallies were successful in signing 
students, faculty, staff and administrators up for an event which 
could possibly save funding for the school. UMass Dartmouth is 
constantly having to balance increasing fees and removing services 
because of a lack of funding. Both pre-rallies involved student 
speakers who were knowledgeable about the issues, professors, 
and staff who were able to educate the campus community about 
cuts in funding and how they effect the university as a whole. 

What message were you trying to send to the student body? 

Many students were under the opinion that there was nothing 
they could do to stop cuts to public higher education. We were 
trying to help the student body to understand that public higher 
education is a building block to our community; it is one of the main 
reasons why the economy in Massachusetts is so much better then 
in other states. Public higher education graduates comprise more 
then 70% of the workforce in Massachusetts, while only 20% of 
the workforce comes from private institutions. As higher education 
becomes more expensive, more and more people will be unable to 
afford an education. This prevents the economy from having such a 
highly educated work force, which is why so many companies come 
to Massachusetts. 

What do you think that student the community's attitude is 
towards the changes were seeing at UMass Dartmouth? 

Many students see the changes as a necessary evil, although 
in my opinion, if all of the students from public institutions across 
the state could join together to convince the legislature that public 
higher education can better our economy, then we may find more 
money funding our schools, not less. 

What direction do you feel this school is headed? Where do 
you see it being in five or ten years down the road? 

UMass Dartmouth, as most public institutions in Massachusetts, 
can go in two directions. The first involves a stronger response from 
our administration and faculty. We stand up for what we have here 
and let the government know that we mean business. Public higher 
education in Massachusetts is here to stay. Otherwise, we continue 
on the road we seem to be heading towards and absorb the 
continued cuts, which could eventually put us out of business. 

How do you want to be remembered here at UMass 
Dartmouth by future graduates? 

I would like this period in time to be remembered as one in 
which students made a difference for their university, bfudents 
should be abte to look back to this time ond soy. this is why the 
school is still here and this is why I love this school." 

What are you most passionate and least passionate about in 
regards to UMass Dartmouth? 

Many students feel as though they done cant do anything for 
the school, while many of the students among us have made a huge 
difference in the workings of this school. It is possible to make a 
difference. UMD can be so much more then anyone thinks possible, 
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As the spring weather came upon UMass Dartmouth, a week 
of fun took place in "Spring Week". Campus Activities Board 
coordinated the week. Included in the events were the Spring Ball 
and a foam dance party night, where participants swam in a giant 
pool full of sudsy foam. Also taking place was the annual Spring 
festival where carnival-like rides and activities were set up in the 
Tripp Athletic Center. Among the activities were sumo wrestling, 
bungee jumping, face painting, a giant air ride, with bands playing 
during the entire day of events. The annual Spring Festival reminds 
students that the home stretch has started. As the weather begins 
to warm the final weeks of classes, exams, and summer vacation will 
soon be here. 

Why did you choose psychology as a major? 

My parents went through a bad divorce, and I want to help 
other people get through that. I want to be in a position where I 
can help children with similar circumstances. 

What are your responsibilities as Vice President of CAB? 

I am in charge of all the purchase orders, as well as contacting 
all the people we need to keep in touch with. I helped organize the 
Spring Week events. 

How was Spring Week different this year than it has been in 
the past? 

This year we decided to have a week of activities as an 
alternative to having a spring concert. This way, everyone can go 
for free. Last year, at the Ludicris concert, there was limited interest 
by the student body, and as a result we sold a number of tickets to 
people outside the university. The tickets were $25 for everyone. 
This year we wanted to have activities that reach out the entire 
student body, and put together activities that everyone would enjoy 
without any cost. 

What events took place during the week? 

Thursday night was the foam dance party, where everyone got 
to have fun in a pool of foam. Friday was the Spring Ball. Saturday 
afternoon was the Spring Festival. Bands played all day long, and 
all the activities for students took place. 

What sorts of activities were there at the Festival? 

The biggest hit was "Extreme Air." It was a cage that blew 
air upwards, suspending a person in air, like a sky diver would 
experience. There was sumo wrestling, jousting, face painting, and 
bands. All the events were supposed to be outside, but the forecast 
for the day made us move them to the gym. It actually turned out 
pretty good having it in the gym. 

How was the Spring Ball? 

It was a really good night. Kim Larson was in charge of it and 
she did a great job. We had it at a Johnson and Wales Hall in 
Swansea and it was awesome. Everything went pretty well. We 
had 450 tickets, and we sold all of them. It was a success for the 

How long does it take to plan something like Spring Week? 

The ideas came up in the fall. It was really a matter of getting 
them down on paper and deciding what we were going to do. 
Then when second semester came along, we started the planning 
process. It took a few months to get everything organized. 

What does CAB have in store for next year? 

We really want to have more sports-related events. There has 
been discussion about having a Bruins series. We really would like 
to sponsor trips to Bruins or Red Sox games. We are also looking 
into having a trip to see "Stomp: Africa" for black history month. 
Next year is going to be a lot of fun. There have already been so 
many good ideas for next fall, and there will be a lot of returning 
members to coordinate those events. We're hoping to work with 
some other campus organizations to help put together events. If we 
can combine our efforts, we can do some incredible things. 

Stacey Mahaffey is the Vice President of 
the Campus Activities Board (CAB). It was her 
responsibility to coordinate Spring Week, and all the 
events associated with Spring Festival. She enjoyed 
putting the events together, and the week turned out 
to be a huge success. She is a sophomore Psychology 


Stacey Mahaffey 

Vice President, CAB 


Every semester, a group of dedicated students, 
under the direction of UMass music professor royal 
hartigan, perform a display of traditional African 
dancing and drumming. The performance is a 
collaboration of two separate classes offered in the 
College of Visual and Performing Arts, one for dance, 
and the other for drumming. The students of these 
classes meet for long, intense rehearsals. The product 


of their work is a breathtaking performance held in 
New Bedford. The group captivated their audience 
who gave them a standing ovation at the conclusion 
of the performance. Words can't capture the emotion 
involved in this show. It is something that can only be 
experienced first hand in the intimate audience of this 
wonderful performance of African tradition. 



Where did you grow up? 

I was born and raised in Wesfport. Massachusetts. I feel blessed 
and privileged to have grown up in a rural, family oriented community 
and to have had outdoors experiences." 

What was your favorite thing to do in high school? 

My favorite high school activities all centered around music. I was in 
a number of ensembles that preformed in and around the Providence, 
Rhode Island area, and basically lived for getting together with friends 
to play and perform music. One I got my license, there were only a 
handful of weekends that didn't involve going to see live shows with 
my friends. We all lived for the summer. We went to as many music 
festivals as we could afford. Musically, high school was pretty amazing, 
and it was during those times that I began to find an inner voice on 
my instrument. 

Why did you choose UMass Dartmouth? 

I was a confused, scattered teenager who had no direction or 
focus, and had yet to realize my self-worth and potential. My parents 
noticed this, and were reluctant, to put it kindly, to fund my original 
collegiate choice, the University of Oregon. At the time, I was livid, 
but as I look back, I can appreciate their wisdom and foresight. The 
other crucial factor was that my twin sister, Rachel totally kicked my 
but academically in high school, and was accepted to an expensive 
private school in New York. Since my parents had limited funding, they 
supported her venture, as they should have. She worked diligently and 
deserved the opportunity, which she's capitalized on, I am grateful 
for my parent's support, and realize that I've been given a great 
opportunity. There are multitudes of deserving people in the world 
today who can't even get high school educations, let alone university 
diplomas. All of us here are blessed, and we should never take that 
for granted. 

How long have you been playing music? 

I started playing the trumpet in third grade. Because my 
grandfather played the trumpet, they kind of forced me to get one 
and take the classes. I played the trumpet through eighth grade, and 
stopped because I went to a catholic high school that didn't have 
a music program. I began playing the electric bass in sixth grade. 
I bought this three-quarter size bass from a kid on my bus for five 
bucks. It was so cheap that it didn't have any strings or electronics on 
it, and was totally unplayable. It sat in my room for about a month. 
One day, I came home from school to find it lying on my bed totally 
set-up". My older cousin, Pete, who happened to be a great musician 
and electronic master noticed that ("had this tittle red bass devoid 
of anything playable, and basically hooked it up in a major way. 
To this day 1 thank him for turning me orsla fhe'basi 1 played ft for 
a few years, and it endeci up getting "tqrrowed by an old friend 
of mine, and I forgot about playing bass until my junior year of high 
school. That's when f decided to buy a new bass, and start playing 
again. When I decided to, study music here atUMass, I started playing 
the upright bass, which is what is used in the African American jazz , 
tradition, end that is what I play now "■ 

Simon DesJardins is a talented musician who has 
represented UAAass Dartmouth at several events. 
He has useefhis musical talent to bring the UMass 
-Dartmouth community together. 

Do you have any big after graduation plans? 

I hope to tour extensively with the egalitarian ensemble, aria spread 
a positive message of actevism trrouqhtout the world, in the hopes of 
righting the wrongs that plague our planet. 

Simon DesJardins 

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What on campus clubs or organizations are you part of? 

I am Vice President of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. In being in Phi Kappa 
Theta, I have been able to do a lot of community service on campus and 
also around the state. I also was a Resident Assistant and an Assistant 
Resident Director last year. I've worked for the Phonathon, which is part of 
alumni fundraising. I am currently a supervisor for the Phonathon. 

How did you participate in the graduation ceremony? 

Actually, my entire fraternity got involved in graduation. I was a flag 
carrier for the college of business. Other members had other similar tasks. 

What was the mood of the day? 

It's really hard to say. There is a lot of emotion. Personally, I was in a 

David Newcomb was born and raised in South 
Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Catholic 
grammar school and then a private high schoo 
He is an English literature major in his junior year, 
focusing on secondary education. He came to 
UAAass Dartmouth because two of his best friends 
come here, and if was a great opportunity for an 
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What was your favorite part of the day? 

The best part of graduation was looking of the graduates arid' ihiriiig "*:• ' /'* 
that J would be there in only two years. It was definitely a bittersweet ,< 

moment. 1 got to meet a lot of the families of friends that graduated The 

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home. When you get to meet iheir actual family, its like two worlds coming 

• together. 

How was the weather a concern? 

l.hev though! it v.; .as qoinq to ran but if riever did: It didn't look aood for - 
a while in the morning. Thankfully, the rain held off and we were able to 
have the ceremony outside. 

What are your plans after graduation, and what from UMass will you 
bring with you through life? 

I've experienced a lot so far at UMD and when I graduate I plan on 

going to Graduate school. My career plans are split. I either want to teach 

high school English or be a high school guidance counselor. I know I want to 

work with high school age students, I'm just not sure if I want to teach them 

— .^ English or advise them.—. -_- 

David Newcomb 


Vietnam Wall Experience 


Events on campus did not stop after the departure of the 
majority of students for the summer on May 28 lh On the weekend 
of June 6 lh , UMass Dartmouth hosted the Vietnam Wall Experience. 
A three-quarter size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 
Wall in Washington, D.C. was set up on a campus field near the 
library. The Wall is dedicated to honoring those who died in the 
Vietnam War. This replica wall travels across the country all year 
long, allowing millions to view a recreation of the wall that exists in 

country's capital. In the wall's black, mirror-like surface are inscribed 
the names of the 58,175 killed or missing-in-action Americans 
who served during the Vietnam conflict. People came to UMass 
Dartmouth from all across southeastern Massachusetts to view the 
wall in remembrance of those who lost their lives in Vietnam. 


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Cause you're dreamin' of them Saturdays that came before 

And now you're stumblin' 

You're stumblin' onto the heart of Saturday night" 

-Tom Waits 


Maura Hollum 

President of 20 Cent Fiction 

Maura Hollum spent her childhood in Ohio before moving to Cape Cod to 
attend high school. She enjoys traveling and has traveled across the world. She 
is, and has always been very involved in her community. A participant in Interact, 
Chorus, and the Theater Company in high school, she has always had a passion 
for the arts. She is an English major, and hopes to utilize her talent as a writer to 
write plays and screenplays. She has recently added an Education minor to her 
course of academic study, following her career plan to teach High School English 
in the Providence, Rhode Island area. She is the President of "20 Cent Fiction," a 
student run theatre organization at UMass Dartmouth. 

What is 20 Cent Fiction all about? 

20 Cent Fiction is the "Rif-Raff" theatre group at UMass 
Dartmouth. It is a student run organization that puts on the more 
untraditional shows that you wouldn't normally see from a college 
theatre group. We put on shows that are lesser known, and seldom 
performed. We are most known for our tradition of performing 
Rocky Horror Picture Show" every year. It embodies everything 
that 20 Cent Fiction stands for. Be heard, be sexy, be yourself, and 
its fun to wear fishnets. We also put on "Sex, Drugs, and Rock and 
Roll," "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged," "A 
Flesh Colored Trophy," as well as many more. Were a like-minded 
group of people, all the freaks and geeks of high school coming 
together to perform theatre. 

What are the plans for 20 Cent Fiction next year? 

I would like to see the group grow. I'd like to see more student 
involvement to create a bigger talent pool. Our group was small 
this year, and our goal is to expand. We want to perform bigger 
shows to bigger crowds in bigger venues. We all want to get as 
many new people as we can into the group to hang out with us in 
our office. 

How big is a cast for your average performance? 

That depends on what we're working on. Some shows have 
only a three person cast, others have more than 20 The cast and 
crew for most shows is around 25 people, depending on what we 
need for that show. 

What is the one word that would best describe the people in 
the group? 


Why pie? 

Pie is wonderful, everyone likes pie and there are a million 
different kinds. Everyone should try as many kinds of pies that they 
can. Every member is a different kind, and our group is a taste 

What sort of things do you all enjoy doing off campus? 

As a group we like to go to Club Hell" in Providence for "80s 
night" every Tuesday. We go out as a group a lot. We go bowling 
every once and a while. A lot of us can be found at Dirty Harry's" 
on Sundays for karaoke night. We're all big movie fiends and plan 
big movie trips. We are known to pull some pretty crazy stunts 
too. We like to go out and let go, to forget about life and enjoy 
ourselves. You have to have fun while your young, because before 
you know it, we'll be hearing Nirvana on the oldies station. 

What do you like to do on your own time? 

I work a lot. It's hard to find time to do anything, but when I do, 
I like to play video games. Nintendo, Playstation, I have them all. I 
read a lot too. I'm really into Sci-Fi novels. I'm a big J.R.R. Tolkien fan. 
I want to get the line "All that glitters is not gold. All who wander 
are not lost." from "The Fellowship of the Ring" tattooed on my back. 

What do you want to accomplish after you graduate UMass 

Corrupting the youth of America by teaching high school 
English. I need to pay off the depf I'm in, then maybe work up the 
ladder and go to graduate school. There, I want to refine my focus 
on theatre and acting. I hope to one day open a small theatre 
company for students to perform outside of school. 

After four years here, how do you feel about your UMass 
Dartmouth experience? 

A lot of people who come here haven't moved on from high 
school, those people who think they are cool to tear everyone else 
apart They need to look past their differences and accept each 
other. I wish people like that would change, or at least learn to 
accept everyone. The same goes for the administration. As for the 
Massachusetts education system, well... Canada looks real nice 
right now. 




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Campus Design is UMass Dartmouth's student freelance design and 
advertising company. They are the artists behind all the large banners that 
hang in the campus center, as well as across campus. When someone wants 
an event to be publicized on campus, Campus Design is who they talk 
to. Their unique art styles are easily recognized by the student community. 
Lauren -jepsen is a senior G raphic Design major and the manager of__ 
Campus Design. 

How was frits year lor the organization? 

We were really busy right before spring break, ft was very busy, 
around Halloween arid before/winter break. It really depends on what's 
going on around campus. When the campus is busy, so are we. The week 
before Spring Week is always a busy time for us. 

What sort of things do you publish? 

We do many things, bothTxind dravyn and computer generated; Ban- 
ners flyers door hangers Torch ads t-shirt designs posters and anything 
else that we can do with the resources we have. We're actually working 
on a website too. 

What are your responsibilities as the manager of Campus Design? 

I am in charge of billing, staffing, and making sure that all of our work 
orders get done on time. 

How did you first get involved with the organization? 

My freshman year, I always noticed the banners. A friend of mine 
told me that there were openings in Campus Design. Then in the summer 
before my sophomore year, I came here to ask about the job and they 
hired me. I've been here for three years, and now I'm the manger. 

"Magic, the Gathering" is in its first year as a 
registered student organization. Its members are some 
of the most dedicated students that can be found on 
campus. They meet every Tuesday and Thursday on the 
lower tier of the Commuter Cafe. David Leavitt is the 
founder of the orginization. 

What does your organization do? 

We play "Magic - The Gathering," it's a card game. 

How did the organization get started? 

Last year, it was hard to find people to play the 
game, so at the beginning of the year, I put up flyers. 
In our first week, we had more than 30 people willing 
to play. Soon after, I went to the campus activities 
office to fill out the paperwork to become an official, 
registered organization. We have between 10 and 20 
people play every Tuesday and Thursday. We usually 
play from noon to five. 

Tell us a little about yourself. 

I am a Sophomore, my major is Humanities and 
Social Sciences. I wanted to be a teacher when I first 
came here, but I really have no clue what I want to do 

What made you come to UMass Dartmouth? 

It was a very tough decision. I chose this school 
because it is less expensive for me. I'm close to my 
friends. My dad just moved to Vermont, so I get to stay 

close to where I grew up. I am from Falmouth, MA. 

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The Torch 

What jobs did you perform for the Torch? 

I was hired as the assistant news editor at the end of my 
freshman year. I moved up to managing editor, and then to editor- 
in-chief this year. 

How has the newspaper changed since you started? 

I've seen a lot of changes. The staff has changed just as much as 
the product. The quality of the paper has grown leaps and bounds 
in the past year, and that is a testament to our staff. We have had 
the pleasure of having a great group of writers and editors for this 
year's paper. I'm happy to have seen the paper grow. 

What kind of time commitment does it take to be the editor- 

It's like having a full time job. There are many hours spent in the 
office, and many late nights. 

What one word describes the Torch organization? 

Committed. Everyone here is always willing to pull their weight 
plus some. The staff submits quality work, and as a result we publish 
a quality paper. People stay until 2:00am every Tuesday night to 
make each week's issue happen. 

What direction is the Torch headed in for next year? 

The Torch has been getting bigger and better and I think that 
will continue into next year. We've been on a steady uphill climb for 
a while. I think there will be a bigger audience for the newspaper 
in the future as it has become a well respected media outlet on 
this campus. 




The Torch is UMass Dartmouth's weekly student 
operated newspaper, tt is their mission to report the ' *' - 
news as acoarately as possible." They strive -to- betas - ^..- ■'■/'•' 
informative, intelligent, .and interactive as possible. 
They want f*he community to look forward to each 
issue for news as well as entertainment. Kristen 
Ratellais the- edifor-irrchief. She is from Stoughfon, 
Massachusetts and is .graduating with a, degree in i f , A 


What productions did you put on this year? 

"Laughter on the 23 rd floor,' "A Christmas Carol, The 
Musical," Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," and Andrew 
Lloyd Weber's "Evita." 

How many people were involved in each show? 

It really depends on the show. "Evita," for example had 
more than 40 in the cast and 10 for the crew. Most of our 
shows have 50 to 55 people involved in the cast and crew. 

How often are your rehearsals? 

We rehearse three or four days a week. We usually give 
everyone Friday nights and weekends off, those are times that 
we all need to relax. 

What is the mission of the Theatre Company? 

We're here to entertain the student body. We want 
students to come, fill the seats of the auditorium, and enjoy our 
shows. We consider ourselves the students theatre company. 
We're here for them. 

What are your responsibilities within the organization? 
As treasurer, I am in charge of the booking, making sure 
the bills get paid, and keeping the productions under budget. I 
am in charge of the contents and rights of the shows as well. 


The UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company 
is an all student run theatrical production 
company. They perform four main stage 
productions every year, two plays, and two 
musicals. They serve as an outlet for all those 
interested in theatre arts at the university. 
Anthony DeRose is the Treasurer of the 



Communicatus, informally known as "the Design 
Club," is a student-run club primarily for students 
majoring in Graphic Design, Electronic Imaging and 
Photography. They explore the competitive field of 
design by visiting studios, meeting with designers and 

also include working on non-profit design for local 
organizations and logo and web design for the club. 
Jon Grassis is the Vice President for the organization. 
He is from Dracut, Massachusetts and is an Electronic 
Imaging major in the College of Visual and Performing 

networking with design alumni. Their plans for this year Arts. 


How did yow, get involved wflJb Coitinuink&jfus?. 

The orgonization was two veers cM and alt of its members 
"were graduating. Jess Grant and 1 cbcided'fo fafe the ropes and 
keep it going. , ,, s 

Why would you encourage students to (pin Copmunicqtus? 

It is a great way to get more e>posure to design outside 
of UMoss Dartmouth, We arrange trips -to design studios in and; . 
around Boston and Providence. At the end of the year we ai went 
to California to visit more stuctox ,y ' ? ' * r ' " '** 

What were some of the on-campus activities sponsored by 
your organization? 

We did freelance work for Earth Day. We put on bake sales. 
We plan to do more freelance work in future. 

What has been your most memorable experience here at 
UMass Dartmouth? 

The Communicatus trip to San Francisco this year was great. 
That is my most memorable experience here. 


What does the Pride Alliance organization do? 

The Pride Alliance was created so that there is a place on the 
UMass Dartmouth campus where LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, 
Transgender) people can go and meet other LGBT people and 
allies to talk about all sorts of things ranging from issues in the 
gay community to what everyone is planning on doing over the 
weekend. The Pride Alliance also serves as an information center 
for those students on campus who want to know more about the 
LGBT community and LGBT issues. 

Why do feel it is important for UMass Dartmouth to have a 
Pride Alliance organization? 

It is important for the LGBT community at UMass Dartmouth 
to know they have a place to go where they can meet others 
who they can relate to and can support each other. The Pride 
Alliance serves as a sort of "safe haven" for these people. 
Another important reason for UMass Dartmouth to have a 
Pride Alliance organization is to educate those people in our 
community who want to know more about LGBT issues. 

Do you feel that this organization has changed in any way 
since you first joined it? 

I've only been in the Pride Alliance since the beginning of this 
school year, to me the club has remained pretty consistent. I think 
over the next few years the club will definitely go through some 
changes, for the better. 

Pride Alliance 

What are some goals you have for the future for this 

One goal I definitely have for this organization is to try to 
get more straight LGBT allies, like myself, into this group. It is 
important for LGBT people in our community to know that they 
have allies to support them. 

What is one thing you would like to tell those who are 
uneducated about the LGBT community? 

A lot of people who are uneducated about the gay 

commurtry tend to buy into the stereotypes that are assigned to 
the gay cornmunty. Lesbian, Gay, 

Bisexual, and Trarsgendered people are just thai; people. And /■■ 
1 think people need to Be refrfhyea 1 of that as often as we cart 4 ' 
As for changes I would fee to see in the world, there are a lot , 
of them. But in the end. the one change I'd cfefirttety tike To see 
is for everyone to become more at peace with themselves, for ;' 
that's when w&gort become at; peace with others,- Maybe then* 
the world wi be a Me bit better of a place. 

Megan Lafferty is an 18 year old freshman 
English major. She is an active participant and 
proud member of the UMass Dartmouth Pride 
Alliance. This group strives to educate the entire 
community about Lesbian, Gat, Bisexual, and 
Transgender issues. 

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The Residence Halls Congress is an advisory board to the 
Office of Housing and Residential Life. RHC actively partici- 
pates in the policy making that affects all resident students at 
UMass Dartmouth. The board also actively works with the 
department of Public Safety, the University Food Services, as 
well as many administrators throughout the campus to improve 
the overall living quality and community of UMass Dartmouth. 

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How and when did you get involved with Alpha Sigma Tau? 

I got involved with the sorority in the spring semester of 1999. I was always curious 
about sororities and Greek Life. When I got here, many of the friends that I made first 
semester were either in the sorority or knew someone in the sorority. Curiosity was the 
main objective in me going to my first night of rush 

What was your position in the sorority, and what were your respobsibilites? 

I was the president of Alpha Sigma Tau for the spring and fall semesters of 2002. 
The role of president includes a lot and taught me a lot along the way. The president is 
responsible for running the weekly meetings and is in a way the one who make sure that- 
every aspect of the sorority is run properly. We have about 28 different positions and 
every girl does a great job within them and the president makes sure everything is getting 
completed on time. The president also serves as the liaison between our collegiate 
chapter and our National Staff and the administration of UMass Dartmouth. 

What are some of the activities you sponsor as a sorority? 

As a sorority we participated in the "Out and Greek" presentation that was put on 
last semester. We have also participated in events such as the "Vagina Monologues," 
the children's Halloween party in the Cedar Dell, a candle lit walk in New Bedford for 
battered women. Basically, if there is an event out there that is going on and it strikes one 
of the sisters as important we generally try to help out however we can. 

Why was it important to join the sorority? What did you gain from it? 

For me the importance of joining the sorority was that they became my family when I 
was away from my real family. If there was ever anything that I needed, or a place that 
I needed to go, there was always someone who could help me. Through this experience 
I have gained a strong bond with many different and wonderful women who have each 
taught me something about myself and helped me to be a stronger person. 

Why did you choose UMass Dartmouth? 

I chose to go to UMD because it was close enough to home that I could go home if 
I wanted to but far enough away that I still got the joy of going away to school. I also 
went on a lot of college tours and UMass Dartmouth was the last school that I saw and 
when I cam here on my tour I just felt that this was the place for me. 


What is your favorite thing about this campus? 

One thing that I enjoy about this campus is that it is such a community. It has truly 
become a home to me over the past four years, it is just great knowing that while 
walking down the hall there is always someone there that you will know. 

April Bunker, a Human 
Resource Management major, 
has been involved in Greek 
Life since 1999. She currently 
serves as the president of Alpha 
Sigma Tau, one of the sorori- 
ties on campus. Highly involved 
in the community, April Bunker 
is dedicated to volunteer 

What is your involvement with 20 Cent Fiction? 

Currently, I am the President of 20 Cent Fiction for the next year. 
I am also Co-Directing the Rocky Horror Picture Show this Halloween with 
Mat Naperski. Last year I played the role of Brad Majors in the Rocky 
Horror Picture Show and the role of Dirt in Sex, Drugs, & Rock N' Roll. In 
previous years, I was a member and helped out anyway I could, either 
tech, fundraising, or just going to shows and supporting them. 

What does 20 Cent Fiction do? 

20 Cent Fiction is a Theatre Company we put on alternative theatre 
that mainstream theatre companies tend not to do. We have performed 
the Rocky Horror Picture Show every Halloween, Little Shop of Horrors, 
the Princess Bride, Waiting for Godot, the Respectable Prostitute, No Exit, 
Sex, Drugs, and Rock N' Roll, the Dancing Fiend, and the Complet Wrks of 
Wllm Shkspr. Abridged. We have also done random movie nights, open 
mics, and stage shows. 

Describe 20 Cent Fiction's most glorious moment. 

Most glorious moment? Having me as their president... Just 
kidding. I don't know, we always seem to get done what we need 
to with not enough time, help, or money. We are souls living off of 
coffee who skip work and class to make sure we don't fail. Ever. 

What is your favorite thing about UMass Dartmouth? 

My favorite thing about UMass Dartmouth? the few quality 
professors who I have met over the years are have become a 
friend, a mentor, and a surrogate parent all in one. 

What other organizations are you involved with on campus? 

, a DJ for WSMU from September 2001 to May 2002 and had 
,d purJc^Ksd^Wmelci^ricWemo/d^rKJise-show.^l uncfefground music' i 
nave been writing for the Torch since .March of 2001 mostly in Arts and ■ 
. OTerfainmenii' but a/few times in News arid Spor|$. ! was a rrertpef of . , 
experimental Stage, which no longer exists. We attempted to do the 
movie Clerks-as a play, and.JdW many open rnic rights. ! even wrote .- •,. . 

^Ol' yearbook doing sports write-ups. I work for GTS doing 
Computing Support'. froubteiKXjfifig.cccrpufer problems fee faculty and , 

20 Cent Fiction 

"Punk Rock" Dan Pugatch is currently an 
English major with a Writing and Communications 
concentration. He juggled majors in his first year, finally 
choosing English, which is what he wanted to do from 
day one. He has enjoyed writing poetry since high 
school. He is originally from Easton, Massachusetts 
and will be graduating UMass Dartmouth in May of 

Circle K 

What sort of activities have you been involved in as a 
member of Circle K? 

We've done a lot of fundraising for the Kiwanis Pediatric 
Trauma Institute. We are also in a program to raise money for 
an organization that benefits orphans in Vietnam. Locally, we 
volunteer different centers in Fall River. There we do arts and 
crafts with children twice a week. Also, we have an annual 
Easter egg hunt for kids in the area 

How often does Circle K meet, and what do the meetings 
consist of? 

We usually meet once a week, on Monday nights. When 
we meet, we organize events, plan for future events, and try to 
keep on different fundraising tasks that need to be completed. 
There is a lot of work in getting our events organized and we 
spend time at our meetings to make sure everything is well 
planned out for. 

What is the mission of Circle K? 

We are a community service based group with an emphasis 
on helping children. We try to reach out the community wher- 
ever we can to help children groups and centers. Next year, 
we hope to have more participants in the organization which 
will help us further reach out to the community and help as 
many children as we can. 

How has this organization changed this year? 

Last semester Dawn Lions was the president, she did a great 
job, and I hope to continue what she started. She was a great 
leader. We hope to continue the success that we had this year 
into next year, as well as the future for Circle K. 

Circle K is a community service group whose 
focus in on children. They organize trips to the zoo, 
babysitting disabled children, and fundraising for the 
Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center in Boston. They work 
in association with New Bedford Kiwanis, and are the 
collegiate level Key Club. Michelle Pohl is the presi- 
dent of the student organization. She is a sophomore 
psychology major. 


Clubs and Oreinizations 

Accounting Association 

Alpha Sigma Tau 

American Society of Civil Engineers 

Anagama Wood Kiln Club 

Beta Gamma Sigma 

Campus Activities Board 

Campus Design 

Cape Verdean Student Association 

Catholic Student Organization 

Ceramics Club 

Chinese Student Organization 

Christian Fellowship 

Circle K 

Class of 2004 

College Republicans 


Criminal Justice Association 

Different Cultural Organization 

Economics Association 

Experimental Stage 

Finance and Investment Group 

Frederick Douglas Uity House 

Future Chemists of America 

Gallery 244 

Golden Key International Honour Society 

Gospel Choir 

Haitian American Student Coalition 



India Student Association 

International Business Association 

lota Phi Theta Fraternity 

Islamic Society 

Literary Society 

Magic The Gathering Club 


Metals Guild 

Nursing Class of 2002 

Orientation Leaders 

Pan-African Dance Group 

Phi Sigma Sigma 

Portuguese Language Club 

Pre-Med/Pre-Vet Society 

Pride Alliance 

Psi Chi 

Residence Hall Congress 

Robotics Association 



Sculpture Club 

Senior Class 

Sigma Xi 

Shotokan Karate 

Sigma Tau Gamma 


Snowboard Club 

Student Senate 

Taiwan Student Association 

Teacher's Club 


Textile Design/Fibers Club 

Theatre Company 


Twenty Cent Fiction 

UMass Aviation Club 

UMass Chorus 

UMass Spinners 

UMass Christian Fellowship 

United Brothers and Sisters 

Volleyball Club 

Wiccan/Pagan Student Organization 

Wood Club 



/ ""V Scrimshaw Student of the Year ""^L ^ 

Oluwatoyosi Martins 

Oluwatoyosi Martins has completed one of the most impressive undergraduate 
academic careers in the history of this university. She is a graduate of the class 
of 2003 with a double major in Business Information Systems and Economics 
and a double minor in Labor Studies and African-American Studies. She earned 
these degrees in only three years with a near perfect grade point average. Her 
schedule included between six and eight classes each semester, never fewer than 
six. She took two classes each intersession, and four or five each summer. She will 
remain at UMass Dartmouth to pursue her Masters in Business Administration. 

Where are you from? 

I was born in Nigeria, which is in West Africa and I lived there 
until i was eleven. It was my father's idea to experience a different 
culture and meet new people. If I had my way when I was 
younger, I probably would not have moved because all my family 
and friends were there. But I'm very happy that I took my father's 
advice to find out what the rest of the world is like. 

For what reason did you chose your majors? 

I chose them because I've always wanted a good understanding 
of the business and political world. In my opinion, BIS, which is a 
mixture of business and understanding computer applications, will 
always be useful no matter what career path I choose. I thought 
it was essential to learn economics because I saw it as a chance 
to widen my horizons in regards to not only business but also the 
international world. The minors in Labors Studies and African- 
American Studies served to emphasize my desire to be more 
aware of society's various sub-groups. 

When did you realize that you wanted to pursue an education 
in business? 

Growing up, I always wanted to be a banker. I have always 
enjoyed math, and have always been good at it. When I was a 
senior in high school, I had an incredible economics teacher. He 
inspired me to pursue a double major in economics and business. 

Did you intend to graduate with two majors in only three 
years? How did you achieve so much so quickly? 

When I first came here, I wanted to double major in Business 
Information Systems and Economics. Both majors had different core 
classes and different required electives. It looked as if completing 
both majors would take forever. With that in mind, I registered for 
six classes my first semester. From then on I got into a routine of 
taking six classes. Once you're used to it, its not that bad. 

What appealed to you about UMass Dartmouth? 

When it came time to choose a school, my mom wanted me to 
choose a state university. I applied to state universities all across the 
country. UMass Dartmouth was the only school that I applied to in 
Massachusetts. I was accepted two weeks after I applied. I was 

very lucky to meet some very good friends at freshmen orientation. 
We got to know each other very well, and now they are like 
family. It is very important to have people like them around. 

What clubs were you involved in? 

I was an RA for one year, and a tutor for two years in the 
Reading and Writing Center. I was on Student Senate as a 
representative for the Charlton College of Business. I was the co- 
president for the Economics Association. 

I was secretary and then treasurer for the Finance Club. I was in 
Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron Delta Epsilon, which are honors 
societies for Business and Economics. I was also in Golden Key, 
Rotaract, the Political Science Association,, Amnesty International, 
and sang for the UMD Gospel Choir. 

What is the most important thing about being involved in 
campus organizations? 

Being in Student Senate, you hear the bad things that people 
say about the school. You get angry about these things, but being in 
the sentate gives you the opportunity to make changes. I encourage 
everyone to speak up and get involved. If there aren't enough 
people who are willing to speak up and oppose these budget cuts, 
then maybe we deserve what they are going to give us. 
Students at this school need to reach out to the community. So 
many people just stay locked in their rooms. I'm very proud to be 
involved in the community, and I encourage others to get involved. 

What do you plan to do as a career? 

My ultimate goal would be to work for the government 
developing and reorganizing countries. I really want to help 
countries in need and cater to its peoples' needs. After graduation 
I want to work in the business field. After I complete my MBA, I 
see myself doing some research work in the .Marketing or Business 

If you could say anything, what would you like to pass on to 
the graduating class? 

Never underestimate yourself. Be everything that you want to 
be. It may take time to get there but nothing is impossible. Have 
faith in yourself. 

"Getting my picture taken is "like taking a test I 
haven't studied for." ■ 


Shannon K. Curran 

Women s Lacrosse Captain 

Shannon K. Curran transferred to UMass Dartmouth after spending a year at UMass Amherst. She is a biology major in the 
graduating class of 2003. She is the captain of the Woman's Lacrosse team and has played Corsair Lacrosse her entire UMass 
Dartmouth carrer. Outside of being a student athlete, she participates in the UMass Dartmouth community in many ways. She has 
been a Resident Assistant all three of her years here, and took the role of Assistant Resident Director in Oak Glen Hall for her 
senior year. She also donated her time to tutoring students in the Reading and Writing Center 

Did you play any sports before UMass Dartmouth? 

Yeah, I played field hockey and lacrosse for four years in high 
school and wrestled on the mens team for two years. I didn't do 
as well against men. Then, as I said before, I played one year of 
Rugby at UMass Amherst. 

How would you describe your athletic career? 

I guess when I was younger I wasn't really involved in athletics, 
because mom didn't find it important. When I lived with my dad 
during high school, he was very athletic and he started 'getting me 
involved. I loved it I didn't have any idea how much I was going 
to enjoy it. 

The feeling you get when you think you can't take another step 
or run another minute, but then take a hundred more steps and 
run for five more minutes is really neat. You are able to break the 
limitations that you set for yourself when you think there is no way 
you possible could. That's why I feel like I always have to play. I 
played Lacrosse for four years in UMass. I became the Captain 
this year. I tried out for the women's professional football league 
team, the New England Storm and was invited to mini-camp. 

What is Corsair Pride all about? 

I could only really answer this question for my team and I. When 
people ask me how well the team is doing, I tell them that we are 
doing very well. We didn't really have a good record, 4-9, but 
there were so many small victories on our team, and that's what I 
am most proud of. The other question I am asked is always: "what 
is your record?" When I answer, they are surprised and don't 
understand how could I be so proud of a 4-9 record. The truth 
is that if you are on the team, you can appreciate what is behind 
that record. You know you did so many good things on the field 
that winning isn't important. It's those things that we did that make 
us proud. 

What role do you think that you [and your team] play and will 
play in UMass's sports history? 

We are one of the best performing female teams at our school. 
This is our sixth year. We have always been done well, going 
further in tournaments and having the best GPA. Being a really 
good student is always the first part of being an athlete. Also, 
the fact that every single year we take players who never picked 
up a stick before and teach them how to play and turn them into 
power houses is special. Some of those girls are the best players in 
the conference. Some have played other sports like field hockey, 
soccer and transfer their skills to lacrosse. The idea is if you are 
determined enough to throw yourself in it, we will make sure you 
will be successful. 

How much dedication is involved in being on a sports team? 

I don't really think you can consider it work at all. The dedication 
and work you put in is really something for yourself. On our team 
what you get back is a thousand times more. Practice is always a 
nice break from the day. With our team, it doesn't seem like work, 
but play. 

What kind of responsibilities are involved with being a 

Organizing, keeping morale up in the team, helping people 
reach their goal, reminding them that they have a goal, and also 
calling people when there is a cancelled game. It doesn't take that 
much time and people appreciate it. The seasons are so short that 
I've always been doing those things, even when I wasn't a captain, 
like showing people tricks with their stick. If I didn't do those things, 
the season would go by too quickly. That is a way for me to 
extend the season. 

What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of 
being a student-athlete? 

For me, since I am so passionate about lacrosse, I would easily 
give my entire day to play, no questions asked. But I have to 
remember I am here for school. The disadvantage is having to 
balance between the things you want to do and the things you 
have to do. If I were able to devote as much possible time to both, 
I would be an excellent student and an excellent athlete, but since 
I have to have a balance I can only do so much. The advantage 
is that you are a whole person and you need to be well rounded. 
Even though I am not amazing at everything I do, being pretty 
good at many things is good enough for me. I just wish there was 
more time to be even better. 

What are your plans for the future? 

I am going to stick around here until November, with the 
football thing going on now. I am trying to get jobs in residential 
life and I will be coaching Lacrosse next spring. I want to get my 
masters degree in education. One day I want to start my own 
school, I really want to teach. I love teaching other people, passing 
knowledge and passion to them. 

What is one tip you would leave for current and future UMass 

If you are not loving and having fun in what you doing, 
reevaluate why you are doing it. Only the people who really love 
all the hard parts of practicing and games are going to get the 
most out of it. 






Sabina, Joe 


Landreville, Chris 


Marino, Mike 


Pimental, Chad 


Theriault, Shawn 


Falcone, John 


Koska, Tom 


Knill, Victor 


ODay, Matt 


Marino, Jason 


West, Brian 


Gaccione, Eric 


Doucette, Mike 


Mahoney. Tom 


Walters, Stephen 


O'Donnell, Paul 


Young, Mike 


Tieuii, Mike 


Burke, Matt 


Sulllivan, Alex 


Hardell, Jim 


Evans, Brian 


Barry, Brandon 


Straker, Andre 


Rank, Tom 


Bosh, Dave 


Tarallo, Paul 


Avery, Shaun 


Sullivan, Joe 


Aronson, Nate 


Rashkovetsky, Philp 


Creelman, Joshua 






















Head Coach: William Cavanaugh 



Ihe Corsair cheerieading'squaa cheers at every 
home football game, home men's basketball game, " r - 
and home women's basketball game. They show their 
support by performing a half-time routine and cheer 
during timeouts. The team shares their school spirit by 
performing at various UAAD functions and rallies, as 
well as performing at local high school competitions. ?/ 

They are a competitive squad, attending the 
National" Cheerleaders Association Collegiate -' t' 
National Competition in Daytona Beach, Florida 
every year.' They earned the Division ll/lll All-Girt title 
both in |999 and 2001 ''-.,. . ../ i\, ,/'..■ '.-,', 


Karen Amaral 

Christine Amsden 

Krystal Baptista 

Ai e ,j S Battle 

Alexis Golini 

Lindsay Heywood 
b arert Jordan 

Ashley Lafferty 

Katie LeBlanc 

Ashley Leer 
Krisfine Leyden ' / 

Aimee LHeoreux 

,Aimee Luz 

Kerry O'Neil 

Jackie Pereira 
Sarah Pike 

Kelsey Quinones 

Stephanie Rego 

Mary Robbins 
Jenna Ruggiero 
Lindsay Ryder 

Jessica Sharon 

Meagan Sorensen 

Missy Souza 

Amy Spaulding 


















Men's Soccer 


Steve Carvahlo 


Adam Wells 



Jorge Fonseca 



Keoma Duarte 



Ben Suhl 



Shawn Nunes 



Tiago Pinto 



Carlos Semedo 



Adrian Gonsalves 



Vesslin Tzolov 



Dieogo Escudero 



Admir Da Silva 



Elton Livermento 



Russ Corkum 



Ian Maccubbin 



Joao Darosa 



Darren Sutton 



William Jaquith 



Joel Goncalves 



Chris Fager 



Brendan Heslin 



Nelson Pio 



Justin Jenne 



Jon Hafer 



Fillipe Oliveira 



Michael Jordan 


Head Coach: Raymond Cabral 

Women's Soccer 


Bridget Donahue 



Jessica AAoura 



Sarah Briggs 



Kerrie Zukowski 



Leanne Teixeira 



Elena Gomez 



Stephanie Leahy 



Chrystal Alcock 



Shauna Aheam 



Katherine Conrad 



Amanda Tavares 



Maria Serrichio 



Alexandra Rego 



Sarah Bourque 



Ashley DiStefano 



Nicole Carter 



Melissa Tavares 



Maura Armstrong 



Hillary Miller 



Amy Page 



Erin Holmgren 



Erin Estelle 



Sarah Ashworth 



Lindsey Smith 



Norah McNally 


Head Coach: Alex Silva 

Men's Lacrosse 


Andy Sabourin 



Jeff McGahan 



Ryan Leary 



Adam Cusano 



Joe AAirisola 



Jeff Boudreau 



Carl Hassett 



Brian Kelly 



Kevin Sawula 



Dan Buckley 



John King 



Mike Jenkins 



Brian Pabis 



Chris Giffen 



Jack Mackie 



Chad Wagner 



Ryan Laracy 



Nick Cronin-Beatrice 



Rory Hirl 



Mike Manning 



Pat Roach 



Mike Foley 



Pat Boyle 



Geoff Beckett 



Jeff Colella 



Gary Baker 



Mike Ruscio 


Head Coach: Jeffe Feroce 


Women's Lacrosse 


Jocelyn Baldor 



Meg Costello 



Candice Oyer 



Mary Doherty 



Alyssa Volinsky 



Shannon Curran 



Nicole Carter 



Carolina Ferreira 



Andrea Trovers 



Caarmel Wills 



Maureen Sullivan 



Mycena KallecheySr. 


Denise Siegel 



Kristine Johnson 



Elise Petersen 



Heidi Wojcik 



Megan Corfield 



Kate Allen 



Jenny Manzellli 



Liz Holland 


Head Coach: Jerry Jennings 


Men's Swimmin 
and Divine 

Jay Brinley 


Kevin Deslauriers 


Chris Embry-Pelrine 


Gino Escalante 


Josh Gage 


Dan Lamkin 


Brian Martyn 


Keight Poyant 


Garrick Wong 


Women's Swimmin 




Amanda Baker 


Lesley Beland 


Sarah Bergeron 


Tara Conley 


Andrea Desjardins* 


Sarah Desjardins 


Jessica Fallon 


Renee Gaudette 


Tara Keefe * 


Kelly Kidd 


Caiflin Magura 


Seanna McRae 


Rachel Miller 


Pamela Muller 


Amy Pjneau 


Michelle Sartiuk 


PamSinnott t . 


Amy Stuccnf * 


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Head Coach: Cafhy AAorta 

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Water Polo 

UAAass Dartmouth's water polo program 
models debutvauring the, 2002 season, 
competing in the Northern Division of the 
Collegiate Water Polo Association. Competing 
as a club team pgainst a mix of varsity and club 
teams. Coach Dawn Lilenfeld's team pasted a 
2-9 record for the season. 

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* , tovetere,- Amy 



Parisi Dianna 



Desjardins. Andrea 



Srftigel, Andrea 



MtJer, Parn 



Gorski, Shannon 



Simotf, Pam 


Head Coach: Dawn Lilenfeld 



Men's Track and Cross Country 











Finian O'Shea Fr. 

C. J. Pina Fr. 

Derek Provost Fr. 

Ahmed Sharifnoor Jr. 

Eric Rudman Fr. 

Jason Van Vaerwene Jr. 

Kenny Wayman So. 

Scott Whittle So. 

Mike Young Sr. 

Bruce Zapasnik So. 

Abdulgani Abdi 

Cory Bachand 

Dave Brooks 

Jason Caisse 

Chris Caldwell 
Jeff Caron 
Matthew Corr 
George Du 
Keoma Duarte 
Andy Gagnon 
Clayton- Gullatt 

Aaron Hendricks 

Michael Jordan 

Pat Joyce 

Noel Kiley 
Mike LeBlanc 

Jeremy Nute 

Women's Track and j 
Cross Country I 

Michelle Armstrong So. 

Stella Bamisile Fr 

Angela Bradley Sr. 

Brittany Strauch Fr. 

Randi Sullivan Sr. 

Latoya Trout Fr. 

Amanda Zompetti Fr. 

Stefanie Zopatti So. 

Coach: John Hird 

Asst. Coach: Joe McCarthy, Kristy Tripp 


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14 Christie Mountjoy 
17 Jaime Peters 


Coach: Kristy Tripp 


Men's Basketball 


Derek Thatcher 



Manny Monteiro 



Matt McAuliffe 



Ryan Surprenant 



Mike Lapriore 



Tim Gaspar 



James Cambell 



Jeff Hambley 



Devon Marianno 



Brent Cardeiro 



Brian Cagle 



Sean Walsh 



Jason Wiggins 


Head Coach: Brian Baptiste 

Women's Basketball 


Sarah Lynch 



Celina Vital 



Damara Moses 



Casey Ridge 



Nathalie Fanfan 



Maura Armstrong 



Bridget Bowes 



Amy Satkevich 



Kelly O'Nell 



Stephanie Senat 



Leang Chhean 


Head Coach: Chistine M. Elliott 

Men's and Women's Tennis 

Chris Allen 


Brendon Bowers 


Todd Cabral 


Dan Cohen 


Andy Cottrill 


Ju lio Hamel 


George Kalivas 


Patrick Martel 


Ryan Paul 


Kevin Weng 


Kerry Bauer 


Kristen Berard 


Sarah Charwick 


Hannah Chavez 


Lora D'Orsi 


Dena Haden 


Heather Guertin 


Heather Mortimer 


Laura Normandy 


Erin Peters 


Coryne Preston 


Julie Roake 


Rosemary Terra 


Melissa Walsh 


Kristen Woodbury 


Coach: Ralph Perry 



Jocelyn Baldor 

Megan Coogan 

Katie Goodwin 

Catherine Hohlfeld-Beaumont 

Beth Lepine 

Mallory Maguire 

Lynn Moloney 

Katie Mattos 

Heather O'Connor 

Alyson Pacini 

Rachel Patterson 

Jody Perewitz 

Vicki Ransom 

Sara Sternberg 

Jill Soucy 

Karyn Taylor 

Jessica Terrio 

Brett Watson 

Head Coach: Renise Beauchene 


Liam Aheam 


Brent Amaral 


Kevin Bagge 


Steve Boutwellee 


Dan Cronin 


Ryan Derosier 

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Mike McCormick 


Nate Mello 


Mike Morgan 


Vance Morris 


Ryan Pelletier 


Joe Pimentol 


Doug Place 


Mike Sigismondo 


Kyle Skubus 


Head Coach: Paul Fistor 



Kevin McGowan 



Mike Larkin 



Dan Aucoin 



Mike Baltren 



Gerry Turcotte 



David Cioch 



Matt Beck 



Jared Spencer" 



Matt Brown 



Brandon Koziara 



Joe Curley 



Mike Cavanaugh 



Chris Dussault' 



Ian Seaver 



Shawn Sheehan 



Mike Bill 



Patrick Lovett 



Walter Siggins 



Derek Nocera 



Stephen Davos 



Scott Trahan 



Jim Martin* 



Mike McPherson 



Mike Foley 



Marc Barron 



Ryan Grant 


Head Coach John Rolli 


Field Hockey 


Aimee Arsenian 



Wendy Crowther 



Grace Cimo 



Karlie Grundner 



Alixandra Wildes 



Lauren Izzicupo 



Jennifer Davis 



Erin Dziedzic 



Theresa Sousa 



Kelley Doherty 



Laurie Lusas 



Jessica Roberts 



Jacquelyn Briggs 



Robin Dziedzic 



Amy Famulari 



Amy Day 



Leah Segrin 



Rachel Heenan 



Beth Falabella 



Maruta Augis 



Alisha Carson 



Tracy Olearczyk 



Beth Enko 



Caitlin Noftebart 



Brittany Strauch 



Meaghan Apostolec 


Head Coach: Marilyn Ritz 



Graham Gaudette 



Robert Delduca 



Rob Lomuscio 



Ryan Wallace 



Brandon Perry 



John Macone 



Jeremy Robidoux 



Ryan Sullivan 



Chris Lockhead 



Mike Noce 



Parker Harrington 



Brian Pereira 



Tom Rodrigues 



Greg Sunderland 



Kevin Walsh 



Mike Gikis 



Eric Griswold 



Jason Daley 



Dan Mancini 



Dan DeCosta 



Brett Simarrian 



Doug Hittinger 



Pat Reedy 



Jason Thompson 



Justin Tilley 



Richard Whitney 



Frank Cronin 



Jim Peters 



Chris Waymon 



Tom Jachimczyk 



Geoff Nettleton 



Jason Orlando 



Kyle Darrow 


Head Coach: Bruce Wheeler (301 

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Amanda Leal 



Amanda Tavares 



Tracy Penney 



Cheryl Boltruczyk 



Jennifer Bannish 



Jennifer Kelley 



Vanessa Kennedy 



Melissa Tavares 



Ashleigh Belanger 



Bethany Brogna 



Jayne Bethoney 



Allison Letendre 



Karli Gliesman 



Leah Segrin 



Heather Lomuscio 



Lauren Johnson 


Head Coach: Marilyn Ritz 

An April 19, a press release announced the UMD Softball team 
would be forfeiting their game against Keene State College due 
to "difficulties in fielding a team." It has since been revealed that 
in a show of defiance against their coach, Marilyn Ritz, the lady 
Corsairs decided to forfeit their final six games of the season. This 
came as a shock to the Eastern Connecticut, Bridgewater State, 
and Western Connecticut State colleges, whom UMD was slated 
to play. This was not one of the Corsairs' best seasons, with a 
record of 1-20, not including the 6 forfeited games. The one and 
only win came on April 4, against UMass Boston, which they won 
7-6 in 8 innings. A second game was called due to darkness, but 
UMass was well on their way to another win. 

A Standard Times editorial written on April 28 ,K states, "The 
truth is that those players had shut down their season weeks ago, 
compiling a horrendous record of futility that said as much about 
their competitive spirit as it did about their coach." The team 
however, stands firm: "We want to play, we want to play more 
than anything, just not for her." 




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Lisa Evaneski 

Director of Judicial Affairs 

Lisa Evaneski has one of the most exciting and important jobs at UMass 
Dartmouth. She assists students with a wide variety of issues while working the 
Judicial Affairs office. Her door is always open to the student community, and 
she encourages people to come and talk with her about any issues they may be 
experiencing both in and outside of the university. She is a kind-hearted person, 
and very easy to talk to. She has worked in Student Affairs since 1987. Before 
coming to UMass Dartmouth she was employed at Bridgewater State College 
as the assistant Director of Residential Life and Housing . She has been helping 
the UMass Dartmouth community since 2000. 

What kind of changes have you seen here at UMass 

From the student affairs perspective, there has been a growth 
in university collaboration. There are a lot of different departments 
that are working together more closely with the intent of helping 
students. As a result, different departments can work together 
to make a better connection with individual students. Instead 
of a student having to go through several different places to 
get a problem solved, the departments now work together 
to get that student's problem solved right then and there. That 
creates a positive connection between the student body and 
the administration. We have put in a lot of effort to make that 
connection with the student body work, and it's really great to see 
it happen. 

I have seen a lot of changes happen on the diversity front as well. 
The community has come to embrace the Pride Alliance. They have 
become a recognized and respected group on campus. In the past 
few years they have been given increased support and funding 
from many other organizations on campus! Many goals have been 
accomplished and it has been amazing to see it happen. 

What is the most gratifying part of your job? 

Helping students. What surprises me is how often students come 
to my office for help because I am the only person they know in 
administration. They come here and I can get them pointed in the 
right direction. There are so many great opportunities to make 
positive connections with students in this position. I try to help them 
with whatever I can, and in many cases those people come back 
when they need help in their academic careers as well as their 
personal lives. Making that connection with someone is amazing. 
Another thing that I really love about my job is seeing students 
who have made bad choices in the past get connected with the 
school. When some students come here who are disinterested in 
the community, we try to get them into programs that will help 
them connect with the university community. We will work with 
them to find something that they will be interested in, whether it be 
attending an event sponsored by a student organization or sitting in 
on a student committee. A lot of those people continue to build on 
those connections with the community on their own. 

What do you feel is the hardest part of your job? 

Honestly, the politics. I love everything about my job, but 
the politics are intense. This school has a lot of history with its 
politics, and its hard to change those things. That is a certain 
dynamic to this school that I could do without. It makes things 
hard for everyone. It slows down a lot of potentially good 

What do you think the voice of this year's student body is 
trying to say? 

The student body here is very opinionated. There are lots 
of changes going on with this university and people have a lot 
to say about that. My concern is that they are too often being 
influenced by rumors. It's important for the student body to be 
educated on what's going on. If they are going to have a say 
about things, they need to have the knowledge as a basis for 
their arguments, if they aren't being informed of the changes, 
and what's going on, they need to ask for that. Its important 
that the students be informed of what is happening at their 
university. If they aren't receiving that information, they need to 
take the initiative and ask for it. 

What direction is this university headed in? 

I think there will be a growing focus on resident and 
community life. In the past, the student body has been 
comprised mostly of commuter students, and it is moving more 
towards a resident community atmosphere. I can see there 
being more on-campus activities for students in the future. There 
will be more things to do at night and on weekends. The 
university will offer services to tend to the needs of students on 
a 24 hour basis, 365 days of the year. We're always looking 
for more ways to be accessible to students campus wide There 
was a goal set a few years ago to increase the number of 
students attending UMass Dartmouth, and we're working real 
hard to meet that goal. We'll continue to expand on that goal 
for the next few years. We also have to be careful before 
we can grow. We have to look at the size of our classrooms, 
the places we feed people, and our programming space. We 
need to extend what we have now to make it work with more 
traffic on campus. 



Donald Ramsbottom Susan T. Costa 

Vice Chancellor, University Relations Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs 

Donald L. Zekan 

Vice Chancellor, 

Administrative and Fiscal Services 


Thomas J. Curry Donald C. Howard 

Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs Dean Emeritus 

Vice Chancellors 

Not pictured: 
Richard Panofsky 


William Mitche 


Donald D. McNeil 

Farhad Azadivar 

Dean, Charlton College of Business 

Dean, College of Engineering 

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Elizabeth Pennington John C. Laughton 

Dean, College of Nursing Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts 

Not pictured: 

Raymond Jackson, 

Interm Dean, College of Business 



Faculty and Staff 

Barboza Louis C 
Working Foreman 

Barense Diane C. 
Professor, Philosophy 

Berube Michele L. 
Adm. Assistant 

Betanski Annette L 
Visiting Lecturer, Music 


Aboelela Emad H. 
Assistant Professor, CIS 

Adams Man' G. 
Assoc Librarian 

Agee Barbara A. 

Director, Student Health Services 

Aguiar Christopher B. 
Library Assistant 

Ahrens Scott B. 

Assistant Professor, Design 

Ainley Mary Ann 

Admin. Assist, Chancellor's Office 

Alfonse Alfred 

Security Services, Public Saftey 

Alfonse Francine A. 

Admin. Assistant, Student Affairs 

Allaux Jean-Francois 
Assistant Professor, Design 

Allen Christine 

Staff Associate Library Devel 

Allen William R 
Professor, Management 

Almeida Ida J 

Clerk, Sociology & Anthro 

Altabet Mark A. 
Professor, SMAST 

Alves Donna M 
Typist, Admissions 

Alves Emily 

Adm. Assistant, Campus Center 

Alves Natalie 
Library Assistant 

Alves Robert A. 
Police Sergeant 

Amaral Judith H. 
EDP Operator 

Anacleto Kurtis K 

Anderson Eric R 

Anderson Michael H. 
Assistant Professor, Accounting 

Andrade Elaine D. 
Temp Clerical Services 

Andrade Mark A. 
Police Officer 

Andrade Sheila 
Clerk, Housing 

Andrews Susanne 

Ankner GinaM. 

Visiting Lecturer, Nursing 

Antoniotti Stanley S. 
Visiting Lecturer, Economics 

Antonsen Lasse B 
Gallery Director, CVPA 

Araujo Julio 
Sys. Analyst 

Araujo Kristin M. 
Adm. Assistant, DCE 

Ariguzo Godwin C. 

Visiting Lecturer, Marketing & BIS 

Aronson Phyllis H 
Inst./Lecturer, Music 

Arruda Jessica 
Comp. Support 

Arsenault Therese M. 
Clerk, Accounting/Finance 

Assad Joseph 
StoreKeeper, Campus Store 

Atkins Warwick P. 
Chancellor's Assist 

Audet Suzanne M. 

Augustine Jeffrey S. 
Asst Dir. Campus Services 

Augusto Joanne E. 
Adm. Assistant 

Azadivar Farhad 

Dean College Of Engineering 

Azevedo Diane A. 
Project Leader 


Bacdayan Paul W. 

Asst. Professor, Management 

Bachand Barbara A. 

Baird Anthony M. 

Asst Director Career Resources 

Baird Yolanda L. 
Adm. Assistant 

Baker C. Richard 

Associate Professor, Accounting 


Baker Todd 
Instr./Lecturer, Music 

Baker Sarah H. 

Project Manager IMPACT 

Balasubramanian Ramprasad 
Professor, CIS 

Ball Eileen W. 

Associate Professor, Education 

Bancroft K 
Adm. Assistant 

Baptiste Brian J 

Admin Asst. Men's Basketball 

Barber Norman L 

Director Muticultural Student 


Barnes Bruce E. 

Barnes Nora G. 

Chancellor Professor, Business 

Baron Robert 

Visiting Lecturer, Management 

Barros Manuel J. 


Barros Sr Randall C. 

Barrow Clyde W 
Professor, Political Science 

Barrows Raymond M. 
Exec Director Recruitment/ 

Bates Alan 
Professor, Chemistry 

Baum Michael A. 

Associate Professor, Political Science 

Beal Clarence D. 

Visiting Lecturer, Fine Arts 

Beals Kathleen M. 

Beausoleil Steven A. 

Bedard Joseph A. 

Bedard Julie C. 

Asst Director Financial Aid 

Belair Ronald R. 

Visiting Lecturer, Political Science 

Belleni Michael F 
Police Lieutenant 

Belleni Karen C. 

Belliveau Ernest P. 
Police Officer 

Benavides Carlos O. 
Assistant Professor, Languages 

Bennett Russell W. 

Bergandy Jan W. 
Professor, CIS 

Berger David 
Professor, Economics 

Bergeron Janette 
Inst/Lecturer, DCE 

Bergeron Sr Robert T. 

Pro. Technician, Engineering 

Bergstein Paul L. 
Associate Professor, CIS 

Berman Gail 

Director Career Resources 

Bernardo Charlene M 

Bernardo Evelyn 

Bernardo John 

Berry Joshua D. 
Assistant Registrar 

Berube Donald A. 
Alumni Director 


Bettencourt Paula E. 
Clerk, Fine Arts 

Bhowmick Sankha 

Assistant Professor, Engineering 

Bianco Louis G. 
Professor, Mathematics 

Bielusiak Stanley J. 

Biron Christina M. 
Professor, Languages 

Biron Ronald M. 

Info. Manager Foundation 

Bisagni James J. 

Associate Professor, Physics 

Biscari Georgette B. 
Workplace Coord. 

Blake Loretta D. 

Asst Director Ed Economic Com 

Blanchette Brian N. 
Inst/Lecturer, DCE 

Blasdell Nancy D. 
Visiting Lecturer, Nursing 

Assistant Professor, English 

Blom Susan M. 

Bobrick James P. 
Professor, English 

Boerth Donald W. 

Chancellor Professor, Chemistry 

Boerth Lynne C. 

Bohn James M. 
Visiting Lecturer, Music 

Boisvert Anne B. 

Boles Leah C. 
Pro. Technician 

Booth Jane K 

Borges David R. 

Senior Res. Assoc. Center for Policy 


Borim Jr Dario 

Assistant Professor, Portuguese 

Borkman David G. 
ResearchPost Doc 

Botelho Fernanda M. 

Bouchard Brenda L. 

Assistant Professor, Med Lab Science 

Bouchard Patricia A. 

Boudreau Louise Ann 

Boulay Susan 

Bourgeois Eric 
Inst/Lecturer, DCE 

Bourque Robert R. 
Maim. Specialist 

Boutin Muriel J, 
Library Assistant 

Bover Denise D. 
EDP Operator 

Brekka Maria L. 

Assistant Professor, Mathematics 

Brenner Elise M. 
Inst. Lecturer, DCE 

Bridge Paul K. 

Briggs Steven T. 
Director, Admissions 

Brightman Kenneth J. 

Britto Richard A. 
Visiting Lecturer, Music 

Brodeur Lynne A. 

Visiting Lecturer, Med Lab Science 

Bronstad Joseph A. 
Professor, Foreign Languages 

Brown Barbara S. 
Academic Advisor Division 
Continuing Education 

Brown David A. 
Professor, Engineering 

Brown Lena M. 
Adm. Assistant 

Brown Wendell S. 
Professor, SMAST 

Browning Amanda A. 
EDP Operator 

Bruen Christina M. 

Coordinator International Students 

Buccos Roxanne M. 
Coordinator, Upward Bound 

Buck John R. 

Associate Professor, Engineering 

Budinsky Nurit 
Professor, Mathematics 

Bullard Althea B. 

Asst Director UMD Foundation 

Bullock-Williams Beatrice 
Inst/Lecturer, DCE 

Burke Donald G. 
Library Assistant 

Burke James P. 

Software Developer Mathematics 

Burke Richard T. 
Spec. Asst/Provost 

Burns Jeffrey A. 
Supervisor, Print Shop 

Burt Mary T. 

Adm. Assistant, Campus Center 


Cabral Antoinette A. 
Skilled Laborer 

Cabral Mary 

Adm. Assistant, Enrollment 

Cabral Rosa M. 

Caliri Victor P. 
Professor, Psychology 

Callahan Audra A. 

Asst Director Financial Aid Office 

Calomo VitoJ. 

Exec Director Mass Fisheries 

Capaldo Paul S. 

Visiting Lecturer, Biology 

Cardoza Kerriann M. 

Admin. Assist, Chancellor's Office 

Care)' Ann T. 

Man. Consultant, Chancellor's Office 

Carlson David R. 
Asst Mgr/Textbooks 

Carlson Eleanor 
Chancellor Professor, Music 

Carney Mark H. 
Env. Compl Eng. 

Caron Eileen S. 

Info. Sys. ManagerFin Info Tech & 


Carreiro Peter J. 

Carreiro Christine 

Adm. Assistant, Enrollment 

Carrera Magali 

Chancellor Professor, Art History 

Carroll John J. 

Chancellor Professor, Academic 


Casper Rachelle I. 

Head Teacher Children's Learning 


Caswell Valerie E. 

Adm. Assistant , Academic Affairs 

Catalan Judith A. 
Visiting Lecturer, Nursing 

Cawthorne Laverne 
Assoc. Chancellor 

Chapman David R. 
Visiting Lecturer, Design 

Chekares Audrey A. 
Adm. Assistant 

Chen Changsheng 

Chen Chi Hau 

Chancellor Professor, Engineering 

Chenard Charles 
Audio Visual Tech. 

Cheng Linsun 

Associate Professor, History 

Chin Wayman L. 
Lecturer, Music 

Chopoorian John 

Chancellor Professor, Business 

Chretien Ernest M. 
Police Officer 

Chretien Pauline D. 
Skilled Laborer 

Christian Ellen G. 
Professor, Nursing 

Christopher Kimberly A. 
Assistant Professor, Nursing 

Cienniwa Paul D. 
Visiting Lecturer, Music 

Cieto Michelle M Duprc 

Clarke Susan A. 

Asst Director Financial Aid Office 

Clark-Salley Charlene R. 

Clausen Diane M. 

Cleffi Noreen 

Clouden Vernell L M 
Phon-a-thon Coordinator 

Cocroft Rachel 
Graphic Designer 

Coffey Dennis G. 


Condon Mariorie A. 
Executive DirectorCenter for 
Teaching & Learning 

Confar Deirdre A. 

Connor Richard C. 
Associate Professor, Biology 

Conrad Annette M. 
EDP Operator 

Cooley Joann 
Library Assistant 

Copel Stephen E. 

Technical Services Campus Center 

Cordeiro Elizabeth M. 
Adm. Assistant 

Cordeiro Maria 

Assoc Dir Enrollment, DCE 

Corriveau Donald P. 
Chancellor Professor 

Cory Lester W. 
Chancellor Professor 

Costa Antonio H. 
Professor, Engineering 

Costa Barbara J. 

Costa Doris S. 

Costa Patricia A. 
Adult Basic Edu 

Costa Susan T. 

Int Vice Chancellor Student Affairs 

Costa Susan 

Costa Jr Leonard A. 
University Police 

Costa-Sullivan Robin L. 

Coutmho Carol A. 
Police Officer 

Couto Louis A. 
Sec. Off 

Couto Robin A. 
Adm. Assistant 

Cox Philip 
Associate Professor 

Craig Bridgette E. 
Adm. Assistant 

Crawford RenateJ. 
Associate Professor 

Crayhon Victora E. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Creighton Richard J. 

Cronan Patricia A. 

Crowley Patricia A. 

Lecturer Ctr for Teaching & Learning 

Cruz Diane M. 
Adm. Assistant 
Cunha Barbara E. 
Staff Nurse 

Cunha Susan M. 

Curcio Carolynn G. 

Curow Kevin M. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Currier Phyllis 
Associate Professor 

Curry Thomas J. 

Provost & Vice Chan Academic 



Dacosta Jason A. 
Inst. Security Off 

Daigle Thomas J. 

Dalton Barbara A. 

Darling Andrew E. 
Network Sys. Man. 

Dars Lewis 
Professor, Economics 

Davenport Alma 
Professor, Design 

Deck Joseph C. 

Demello Janice C. 
Steam Fireman 

Demers Susan J. 

Dennis Denise A. 

Depaco Keith 
Police Officer 

Depinajane E. 

Desmarais Armand 

Desmarais Suzanne L. 
Admin. Assistant 

Desouza Edward J. 
Pro. Technician 

Deterra Kevin F. 
Inst. Security Off 

Deveau Roger J. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Dias Margaret 

Director Educa/Tech Spt Svs 

Dills William L. 

Chancellor Professor, Chemistry 

Dimassa Diane E. 

Assistant Professor, Engineering 

Dipippo Ronald 

Chancellor Professor, Engineering 

Dippel Holger A. 

Senior Proj. Leader Internet 


Dluhy Nancy M. 
Professor, Nursing 

Dluhy Robert D. 

Asst Director Advanced Tech & 

Manuf Ctr 

Doherty Judith A. 
Clerk Dean's Office 
Donahue Santos K 
Storekeeper Athletics 

Donnelly Paul A. 

Dore Maurice E. 
Police Officer 

Dorgan Sheila M. 

Nurse Practioner Health Services 

Dowd Robert A. 

Staff Associate Athletics 

Drayton Verna L. 
EDP Operator 

Duarte Robert 
Skilled Laborer 

Ducharme Henry J. 
Maim. Foreman 

Dybantsa Anicet F. 
Security Officer 


Eberbach Eugene 
Associate Professor 




Eckert Jamie D. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Edberg William M. 
Assistant Professor 

Edwards James A. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Einstein Walter O. 
Professor, Management 

Elfenbein Morton H. 
Professor, Psychology 

Elliott Kathleen M. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Elliott Willoughby 
Professor, Fine Arts 

Elliott Christine M. 
Athletic Officials 

Ellis Jessica E. 

Dept. Assistant, WSMU 

Ellis Debra J. 
Assistant Professor 

Elwakil Sherif D. 

Chancellor Professor, Engineering 

Emanuello Margaret A. 

Erenberg Paula 
Pro. Technician 

Estes Lee E. 

Chancellor Professor, Computer 


Eubanks Kathleen L. 

Evaneski Lisa M. 
Coordinator Judicial Affairs 

Fain Cilbert 

Chancellor Professor, ECE 

Fairbairn Janet A. 
Visiting Lecturer, Design 

Fan Qinguo 

Assistant Professor, Textile Science 

Faria Antonio A. 

( )ffset Dup. Tech, Print Shop 

Faria Carol A. 

Farrarjudith K. 
Assoc. Librarian 

Fater Kerry H. 

Associate Professor, Nursing 

Faulkenberry Richard E. 
Associate Professor, Mathematics 

Fennessey Neil M. 
Associate Professor, Civil 

Fernandes F. S. 
Info. Tech. Pro. 

Fernandes John 
DirectorARC Sci/Eng Ctr. 

Fernandes Judite F. 

Fernandes Lucille A. 
Library Assistant 

Fernandes Marjorie J. 

Ferreira Brenda J. 

Adm. Assistant, Athletics 

Ferreira Gilbert R. 

Maim. Specialist 

Figueira Agnes G. 
Elec. Comp. Operations 

Filippo James S. 
Facilities Director 

Fine Dana S. 
Professor, Mathematics 

Finney Wayne R. 

2nd Class Power Plant Eng 

Fiola Janice M. 

Asst Director, Budget Office 

Fisher Anthony E. 
Visiting Lecturer, Fine Arts 

Fisher Elaine 

Chancellor Professor, Design 

Fisher Lorraine M. 
Coordinator, Nursing 

Fisher Robert D. 
Undersea Sys Eng. SMAST 

Fitta Edward E. 
Sti ireKeeper 

Fitzsimons Laurajane 
Coordinator, Counseling 

Flaherty Geoff M. 
Resident Director 

Flinn Nancy G. 

Adm. Assist, Dean's Office 

Flynn Lynn C. 


Associate Professor, Political Science 

Foley Anne L. 

Assistant Professor, Education 

Foley Susan E. 

Ford Patricia E. 
Asst Dir. Personnel 

Forker Laura B. 

Associate Professor, Management 

Fortes Robert G. 

Asst. Dean Outreach, DCE 

Fortier Paul J. 
Professor, Engineering 

Fortier-Barnes Catherine A. 

Fowler Alex J. 

Associate Professor, Engineering 

Fowler Emily G. 

Specialist, Institutional Research 

Fox Christine E. 
Adm. Assistant 

Foxx Eileen D. 

Dir. Of Grant Accounting 

Franko Debra L. 
Associate Professor 

Franz Laura E. 
Assistant Professor 

Frates Anne M. 
EDP Operator 

Frazierjohn P. 
Mail Clerk 

Freedman Janet L. 
Professor, Education 

Frey Kevin F. 

Freyermuth Virginia K. 
Visiting Lecturer, Art Education 

Friedman Peter 

Assistant Professor, Engineering 

Frisardi Marta C. 
Assistant Professor, Biology 

Frizzell D Christine 
DirectorCounseling & Student Dev. 

Frost Leslie C. 

Visiting Lecturer, Nursing 

Fulara Karol 

Computer Adm. Advanced Tech & 

Manuf Ctr 

Furtado Kenneth G. 
Police Lieutenant 


Gagnon Peter M. 
Resident Engineer 

Galego Alcina F. 

Gangopadhyay Avijit 
Associate Professor, Physics 

Gardner Catherine H. 
Assistant Professor, Philosophy 

Gardner Janet E. 

Associate Professor, .English 

Garfield Joanne L. 

Garron Christopher 

EDP Sys Analyst 

Gathright William E. 
Dir. Sports Info 

Gelfuso Joann 

Gelinas Michael A. 
Plmbr/Steamftr Plumbing Shop 

Georgianna Daniel 

Chancellor Professor, Economics 

Gibbs Paige M. 

Gifun Frederick V. 
Managment Consult 

Gilbert Francine K. 

Gilbert Judith A. 
Adm. Assistant 

Gilson Joyce A. 
Adm. Assistant 

Girard Linda A. 

Girard Rita M. 

Glazer Bruce R. 
Pro. Technician 

Goldman Harvey 
Chancellor Professor, Design 

Goldstein Sarah 
Pro. Technician 

Golen Richard F. 
Professor Management/HR 

Golen James A. 
Professor, Chemistry 

Gomes Diane M. 
Library Assist 

Gomes Roberta J. 

Gomes Jr David 
NetTelecom Specialist 

Gonsalves Paul D. 

Gonsalves Sharon 

Adm. Assistant 

Gonzalez Ana L. 

Adm. Assistant 

Gonzalez Esther L. 
User Support Spec. 

Goodine Catherine M. 
EDP Operator 

Goodine Elizabeth J. 
EDP Operator 

Goodman Louis 

Goodman Neil E. 
Police Sergeant 

Goodrum Louise 
Head Trainer 

Goodson David Z. 
Assistant Professor 

Goodwin Thomas W. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Gordon Greer G. 
Director, Unity House 

Gosciminski Walter L. 
Ops. Man. 

Gottlieb Sigal 
Assistant Professor 

Grace Jr Ross 

Asst Director Unity House 

Gramling Kathryn L. 
Assistant Professor 

Grandmaison Kathy L. 

Green Robert W. 

VC/Assoc Provostlnfo Resrce & 


Greenfield Brian J. 

Greenwood Donna L. 
Head Nurse 

Griffin Michael P. 

Visiting Lecturer 

Griffith James T. 
Chancellor. Professor 

Griffith Robert W. 
Professor, Biology 

Grzegorczyk Iwona M. 
Associate Professor, Mathematics 

Gula Gary 
Mail Clerk 

Gunasekaran Angappa 
Associate Professor, Business 

Gupta Krishan 

Visiting Lecturer, Business 


Habicht Louise A. 
Professor, English 

Hackett Stephanie C. 
Skilled Laborer 

Hagopian Kristin A. 

Haimson Barry R. 
Chancellor Professor 

Haies Sevenn R. 

Associate Professor, Fine Arts 

Haley Kathleen R. 

Halet Mary E. 

Assistant Professor, English 

Hamel Carolyn W. 
Info Sys Mgr 

Hamersley Michael R. 
Research/Post Doc 

Hamlet Susan H. 
Professor, Design 

Hamlin Charlotte 

Hammond Gerald B. 

Professor, Chemistry/Biochemistry 

Hansberry John 
Professor, Engineering 

Harbold Timothy T. 
Lecturer, Music 

Harding Andrew J. 

Hargreaves Kevin J. 
Professor, History 

Harrington Robert L. 
Mach/Model Maker 

Harris Bradley P. 
Fishery Res. Tech. 

Harris Cynthia G. 
Adm. Assistant 

Harrison John 
Visiting Lecturer 

hartigan royal j. 
Assistant Professor 

Hartnett Diane H. 

Haser-Lafond Jeanne H. 
Assistant Professor, Finance 

Hathaway Michele A. 

Hausknecht Adam O. 
Professor, Mathematics 

Hawes Simeon F. 
Work. Foreman 

Haves Roberta M. 

Healy Deirdre E. 

Staff Assoc Community Svc Pgn 

Heaney William G. 

Interim Associate VC Fiscal & 


Heap Brian F. 
Main. Equip. Op 

Hegedus Stephen J. 
Assistant Professor 

Helenon Veronique 
Assistant Professor 

Helgeland Robert C. 

Henderson Paul B. 
Research Assistant SMAST 

Hickey Catherine M. 
Manager Campus Store " 

Hickok Maeve D. 
Executive Director 

Higginson Matthew J. 
Research/Post Doc 

Hijiya James A. 
Professor, History 

Hill Kevin W. 
Man. Consultant 

Hinchliffe Kimberly A. 

Hird Jonathan E. 
Admin. Asst. Track 

Hirshfeld Alan 
Professor, Physics 

Hoagland Everett H. 
Associate Professor, English 

Hoaglund Carol A. 
Clerk, CIS 

Hodge Candida J. 

Hogan William V. 
Professor, Economics 

Hojjat Mahzad 

Assistant Professor, Psychology 

Holland Daniel S. 
Assistant Professor, SMAST 

Holloway Memory A. 
Associate Professor, Art History 

Holt William R. 
Professor, Psychology 

Homol Gregory M. 
Supervisor, Fitness Center 

Horch Elliott P. 

Assistant Professor, Physics 

Hoss Pamela L. 

Visiting Lecturer, Fine Arts 

Houser Catherine 
Professor, English 

Howard Donald C. 
Dean Emeritus 

Howe Carole J. 

Assistant Professor, Nursing 

Howes Brian L. 
Professor, SMAST 


Chancellor Professor, Physics 

Huff Toby E. 

Chancellor Professor, Sciology 

Huggard Mary E. 
Tech Coordinator 

Hughes Peter 

Visiting Lecturer, Management 

Hunter Susan M. 
Visiting Lecturer, Nursing 

Hutchinson Rebecca S. 
Assistant Professor, Design 


Isidore Yves A. 

Visiting Lecturer, Economics 


Jackivicz Thomas 
Professor, Engineering 

Jackson Raymond 

Dean, Charlton College of Business 

Jacobskind Barbara R. 
Professor, English 

Jacquart James A. 
Director Student Activities 

Jakubiak Christopher J. 
Data Analyst 

JamirTomas C. 

Exec DirectorNE Regional 

Aquaculture Cnter 

Janson Mark G. 
Pro. Technician 

Jennings Gerald 

Adm. Assistant Intramurals 

Jennings Maureen J. 
EDP Operator 

Jhaveri Madhusudan H. 
Professor, Engineering 

Jochim Lisa A. 
Project Coord WEP 

Johnson Beverly A. 
User Support Spec. 

Johnson Carole J. 
Coordinator Disabled Student 

Johnson Kenneth W. 
Maint. Specialist 

Johnson Gina 
Skilled Laborer 

Johnson Janice R. 
Adm. Assistant 

Johnson Vandal A. 

Com. Dispatch Public Safety 

Jones Adam C. 

Hdw/Sfw Systems Ed Tech &c 

Support Svc 

Jones Frederick L. 

Professor, Accounting/Finance 

Jones Robert T 

Assistant Professor, Economics 

Jorge Victor 
Police Officer 


Kaczorowski Geary S. 
Coordinator, WSMU 

Kamm Lewis R. 

Chancellor Professor, Foreign 


Kaplowitz Laurie 

Chancellor Professor, Fine Arts 

Kaput James J 

Chancellor Professor, Mathematics 

Karakaya Fahrettin 
Professor, Business 

Kasilingam Dayalan P. 
Associate Professor, Electrical 

Kattan Ibrahim A. 

Associate Professor, Engineering 

Kattan Khalid A. 
Visiting Lecturer, CIS 

Kaylor Christine A. 

Staff Assistant University Records 

Kazama Frederick Y. 
Professor, Biology 

Kehoe William T. 

Assoc Director Housing/Residential 


Kellerman Joan 

Assistant Professor, English 

Kenty Janet R. 

Associate Professor, Nursing 

Kesman Steven E. 

Asst Director Admissions 

Kessler Ross K. 
Fishery Res. Tech. 

Khahl Omarelnade M. 
Professor, Business 

Kim Saeja O. 

Associate Professor, Mathematics 

Kim Yong K. 
Professor. Textiles 

King Alice M. 

King Donald G. 
Internet Sys. Dev. 

King Edward 
Info Tech Pro 

Kirby Wendy M. 
Asst Trainer 

Kishbaugh Tara L.S. 
Research/Post Doc 

Klimchuck Jay T. 
Maint Specialist 

Klimt Andrea C. 
Assistant Professor 

Klobucka Anna 
Associate Professor 

Kobu Bulent 
Professor, Management 

Koot Gerard M. 

Chancellor Professor, History 

Koumas Sokratis 

Director ARC/Math/Bus Center 

Kowalczyk Robert E. 
Professor, Mathematics 

Kowalski Kellyann B. 

Assistant Professor, Management 

Krivoshlykov Sergei G. 
Assistant Professor, Physics 

Kruger Cynthia G. 
Professor, Education 

Krumholz Susan T. 

Assistant Professor, Sociology 


Ladd T. Spencer 

Associate Professor, Design 

Laffey Robert M. 

Visiting Lecturer, Political Science 

Lafleur David J. 

Asst Director Constr Engin Ser 

Laib Christopher J. 
Resident Director, Housing 

Laliberte Michael R. 

Associate Dean, Student Affairs 

Lalosh Marc 

Computer Sales Assistant 

Lamontagne Kevin J. 
Police Officer 

Landry John P. 

Lane Susan C. 

Vice Chancellor Division Continuing 


Lang Scott W. 

Visiting Lecturer, Political Science 

Langley Kenneth D. 
Chancellor Professor, Textiles 

Lang-Smith Alice G. 
Lecturer, DCE 

Lannon John M. 
Professor, English 

Laoulache Raymond N. 
Associate Professor, Mechanical 

Larschan Richard J. 
Professor, English 

Laughton John C. 

Dean, Visual & Performing Arts 

Lawton James B. 
Associate Professor, Design 

Leal Jeannette M. 
Adm. Assistant 

Lebert Jacqueline B. 
Police Officer 

Leblanc Joyce M. 

Exec. Office Dir., Chancellor's Office 

Leblanc Wayne E. 
Pro. Technician 

Leclair Elizabeth A 
Adm. Assistant 

Leclair Susan J. 

Professor, Med Lab Science 

Lee Constance A. 
EDP Operator 

Lee Deborah J. 
Visiting Lecturer 


Lee Yoon Soo 

Associate Professor, Design 

Leffers Jeanne M. 

Assistant Professor, Nursing 

Legault II Richard D. 
User Support Spec. 
Leidhold Carl 
Pro. Technician 

Lemay Gerald J. 
Professor, Engineering 

Lemeur Danielle S. 
Pro. Technician 

Lemieux Constance M. 
Adm. Assistant 

Lemieux Jr Thomas H. 
Police Officer 

Lennon Jean L. 

EDP Operator University Records 

Lenon-Robillard Nancy 
Adm. Assistant 

Leon Steven J. 

Chancellor Professor, Mathematics 

Leonardo Kristina C. 
EDP Operator 

Leone Anne C. 

Associate Professor, Fine Arts 

Lepage Paul 

Letendre Jennifer R. 
Resident Director, Housing 

Leung George Y. 
Professor, Physics 

Levesque Michelle 

Lewandowski Eileen C. 
Professor, Med Lab Science 

Lewis Armand F. 
Research/Post Doc 

Lewis Watson Ellen P. 
Visiting Lecturer, Fine Arts 

Lima Henry N. 
Inst. Security Officer 

Lima Rose N. 
Skilled Laborer 

Lindo Paul 

Research Assistant SMAST 

Lindsay Elizabeth B. 
Associate Librarian 

Lintala Eric C. 
Professor, Fine Arts 

Lisinski Verena I. 
Info. Resource Mgr 

Liu Hedong 

Research Associate SMAST 

Liu Hong 

Professor, Electrical/Computer 


D)gan Lawrence B. 
Associate Professor, Business 

Lomba Maria E. 

Lomba Jr Daniel M. 
Visiting Lecturer, Economics 

Longo PalmaJ. 

Assistant Professor, Biology 

Lopez Rose Juanita 
EDP Operator 

Lynch Barbara A. 
Coordinator, Dean's Office 

Lyonnais Gail 
Admin Assistant 


MacCormack Jean F. 

Macedo David M. 
Head of Custodial Staff 

Maddocks Bruce P. 
Visiting Lecturer, Design 

Magnusson Kathleen A. 
Associate Director Admissions 

Magrass Yale R. 
Professor, Sociology 

Mahan-Gately Diane C. 
Classroom Manager 

Maher Jean 

Visiting Lecturer, Nursing 

Mahoney Mike 
Production Editor 

Mailloux Carol A. 
Associate Professor, Nursing 

Maiocco Carmen J. 
Director Lead Paint Program 

Malenfant Wendy 
Pro. Technician 

Mandrioli Michele 

Professor, Chemistry/Biochemistry 

Mannes John O. 
Inst. Security Officer 

Manning Kenneth L. 

Assistant Professor, Political Science 

Marisi Deborah J. 

Director, Grants & Contracts Office 

Marlow James E. 
Professor, English 

Martin Anthony M. 

Special Assistant, Chancellor's Office 

Martin Barbara J. 
Lecturer, DCE 

Martin Elizabeth A. 

Martin Gar)' A. 

Associate Professor, Mathematics 

Martin Kerri B. 

Martins David 
Stock Asses. Tech. 

Maskooki Kooros 
Professor, Business 

Massano Giulio 

Chancellor Professor, Languages 

Massano Donna R. 
Director Info/Tech System 

Mathuria Anish M. 
Assistant Professor, CIS 

Matsumoto Barton M. 
Professor, Biology 

Maucione Justin C. 
Photographic Library Technical 

McAvey Daniel B. 
Resident Director, Housing 

McCabe Robert 
Professor, Mathematics 

McCloud Denise G. 

Adm. Assistant 

McCord Vicki E. 
Visiting Lecturer, Music 

McCree Jerome R. 

McCree Tracy L. 
EDP Operator 

McCurry Mary 
Visiting Lecturer 

McFarlane Bryan V. 
Associate Professor, Fine Arts 

McLennan Gordon 

Assoc. Director Counseling Services 

McNeil Charles A. 

McWain Andrew J. 
Visiting Lecturer, Music 

Medeiros Paula M. 

Medina Erick A. 
Lecturer, DCE 

Melanson Philip H. 
Chancellor Professor, Political 

Melbinger Timothy G. 
Visiting Lecturer, Music 

Mello Jeannette S. 
Systems Analyst 

Mello Joanne M. 
Library Assistant 

Mello Katherine A. 
Skilled Laborer 

Mello Steven R. 
Police Officer 

Melloni Suzanne M. 

Melo Carla M. 

InstructorAdult Basic Education 

Menard Jennifer J. 

Asst Director Ed Economic Com 

Mendell Thomas R. 
Athletic Officials 

Mendes Victor J. 
Associate Professor 

Meressi Tesfay 
Associate Professor 

Mesias Jorge 
Research Associate 

Metivier Edward 
Sen. Res. Engineer 

Michael Robert 

Michaud Janet D. 

Special Asst Chancellor's Office 

Michel Howard E. 
Assistant Professor 

Migneault Christine A. 
Adm. Assistant 

Mikolajczak Boleslaw 
Professor, CIS 

Miller Heather J. 
Associate Professor 

Miller Larry M. 
Associate Professor 

Miller Roy W. 

Director, Advanced Technology 


Miller Vivian Joy 
Pro. Technician 

Millham Geraldine B. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Millstein Mark H. 
Associate Professor 

Miraglia Anthony J. 
Professor, Fine Arts 

Miraglia Kathy A. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Miranda Brian S. 
Syst Analyst 

Mitchell Betty 
Professor, History 


Mitchell Clyde L. 
Mgt. Consultant 

Mitchell Debbielou 
Visiting Lecturer, Nursing 

Mitchell William A. 

Assoc Vice Chancellorr Fiscal Affairs 

Mogawer Walaa S. 
Professor, Engineering 

Mollo Arlene B. 
Professor, Art Education 

Monahan Karen E. 

Monahan Susan K. 
ComElect Systems Manager 

Moniz Nancy M. 
Academic Advisor, Division 
Continuing Education 

Moniz Rebecca L 
Adm. Assistant 

Monte Tobias S. 
Visiting Lecturer, Music 

Moonev Patricia J. 
Clerk ' 

Moore Donna 

Adm. Assistant 

Moore William F. 
Mac/Model Maker 

Moreau Elizabeth 
Adm. Assistant 

Morel Julie A. 

Morency Leonce J. 

Housing Rehab Spec Lead Paint 


Morotti Julie E. 
Adm. Assistant 

Morotti Robert 

Motta Catherine 
Fitness Center Assistant 

Msangi Ziddi 
Assistant Professor 

Mulcare Donald J. 
Professor, Biology 

Mullen Robert W. 
Director of Athletics 

Mullensky Tricia A. 
Police Officer 

Mullins James P. 
Promo/Public Info 

Murphy Jamie E.P. 
Visiting Lecturer 


Nardone Steven C. 
Professor, Engineering 

Nason Freda L. 
DirectorFacilities/Physical Plant 

Nataly Mark T. 
Police Sergeant 

Nelles William 
Associate Professor 

Nelson Marie A. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Neto Catherine A. 
Assistant Professor 

Nevalainen Vesa 
Assistant Professor 

Newsham Edward M. 
Police Officer 

Nichols Donna 
Svste Access/Sec. 
Nickles Charles W. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Nixon Andrew R. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Nolan Bernard J. 

EngineerAdvancedTech & Manuf 

Nolan Gina M. 
Adm. Assistant 

Nolin Paul 

Director University Records 

Norcross Katherine A. 
EDP Operator V 

Norstrom Susan E. 
Assistant Professor 

Notaros Branislav 
Assistant Professor 

Novo Carol A. 
Adm. Assistant 


Oakley Brian S. 
Coordinator, WSMU 

O'Connor Nancy J. 
Associate Professor 

O'Donnell Sandra L. 
Systems Analyst 

O'Donnell Paul R. 
Systems Analyst 

Oeschger John W. 
Research/Post Doc 

Ojadi Emmanuel C. 
Associate Professor 

Olancin Carol A. 

O'Leary M Emogene 
Library Assistant 

Oliveira Craig 
Network Sys. Spec. 

Oliveira David M. 

Oliveira Kenneth 
Visiting Lecturer 

Oliveira Sheila 
Visiting Lecturer 

O'Neil Aimee 

Research Assistant SMAST 

O'Neill Eileen S. 
Professor, Nursing 

O'Neil Timothy M. 
Hdw/Stw Specialist 

Ongardanunkul Pornpilai 
Visiting Lecturer 

Ordoobadi Sharon M. 
Visiting Lecturer 

O'Rielly Grant V. 
Assistant Professor 

Owens Peter V. 
Professor, English 

Pacheco Jennifer A. 
Adm. Assistant 

Pacheco Melissa M. 
Grants Coordinator 

Pacheco Richard 
Network Sys. Spec. 

Palmer Bruce H. 
Director Financial Aid 

Panofsky Richard J. 

Assoc. Vice Chan. Academic Affairs 

Paquette Dennis P. 

DirectorCtr for Prof & Contin Edu 

Parelman Amy B. 

Director ARC Writing/Read Ctr 

Parker Juli L. 

Director Women's Resource Center 

Patch Peter C. 

Lecturer , Division Continuing 


Patra Prabir 

Post Doc Res Assoc 

Paul Mayfrid B. 
Adm. Assistant 

Paynton Pamela L. 

Associate Director Financial Aid 

Payton Karen L. 

Professor, Electrical Engineering 

Pelland Kenneth M. 

Pelletier Suzanne J. 
Lecturer, DCE 

Pendergrass Nixon A. 
Professor, Engineering 

Pennington Elisabeth 
Dean, College Of Nursing 

Pennock Kimberley 
HR Analyst 

Pereira Erika A. 

Pereira Manuel F. 
Pro. Technician 

Perkins Nancy A. 

Perry David J. 
Inst. Security Off 

Perry Evelyn 
Library Assistant 

Perry Laura L. 
EDP Operator 

Peter Christine M. 
LecturerDivision Continuing 

Peters fill R. 

Peterson Sonja S. 
Professor, Nursing 

Phillips Cheryl 

Phipps Geraldine 
Chancellor Professor, History 

Picard Charlene E. 

Pimentel Carol J. 
Directornternal Audit 

Pinsonneault Joanne 

Pinto Ann Marie 
Adm. Assis 

Piper Robert L. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Pisapia Cindy L. 

Pisarczyk Joan C. 
Associate Professor 

Place James G. 
Professor, Philosophy 

Plaud Michelle M. 
Assistant Director, Grants Sc 

Pontbriand Robert E. 
Lecturer, DCE 

Ponte Ana Paula 
Clerical Services 

Porada Catherine 

Porter Mark J. 
Director, Public Saftey 

Porto Lisa A. 


Potter Susan B. 

Instructor, Adult Basic Education 

Powers Colleen E. 

Powers Theodore A. 
Assistant Professor 

Prayzner Paula 
Pro. Technician 

Prentice Deborah 
Assistant Professor 

Prentiss David M. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Prescott Betty 
Pro. Technician 

Proc Thomas J. 

Pun Tnbhuvan N. 
Professor, Business 

Puryear Marjorie D 
Professor, Design 

Puryear Thomas W. 

Chancellor Professor, Art History 


Raben Richard S. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Racine Marguerite A. 

Ramos Wayne 

Ramsbottom Donald H. 
Interim VC University Relations 

Rancour David P. 
Associate Professor 

Randall Joanne 
Adm. Assistant 

Ranuga Thomas K. 
Professor, Sociology 

Raposa Debra A. 
Adm. Assistant 

Rapoza Steven J. 
Coordinator, WSMU 

Read Dorothy L. 
Professor, Biology 

Rebeiro Aisha A. 

Rcbello Pauline 

Clerical, Counseling Services 

Reeve Richard P. 
Professor, Sociology 

Reilly Helen M. 

Reinhart Lawrence J. 
Pro. Technician 

Reis Gina M. 

Staff Assistant Center for Portuguese 


Reynolds Lester A. 

Rice John M. 

Professor, Mechanical Engineering 

Riley James B. 
Professor, Psychology 

Riley Jeannette 
Assistant Professor 

Riley William P. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Rioux Paula N. 
Lecturer, DCE 

Ritz Marilyn 

Admin Asst Field Hockey & Softball 

Rizzo Holly A. 

Robbinsjr Clifford E. 
Lecturer, DCE 

Roberts Desiree W. 
Resident Director, Housing 

Robillard Dennis N. 
Pro. Technician 

Robinson Ronald 
Intake/Reloc Spec 

Robinson Jeffrey L. 

Rocha-Alves Michelle L. 


Roderick Dennis B. 

Rodrigues Aline C. 

Environ. Inspector Lead Paint 


Rolli John 
Athletic Official 

Rose Bruce A. 
Director Upward Bound 

Rosen Alan R. 
Professor, English 

Rosinha Joyce K. 
Systems Access 

Rothschild Brian J. 

Rountree Rodney A. 
Post Doc 

Roustom Kareem J. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Rouxinol Lena C. 


Rov Matthew H. 
Assistant Professor 

Roy Robbin M. 

Assoc DirectorCareer Resource 


Roy Robert E. 
Comp. Sales 

Roy Tridib K. 
Professor, Engineering 

Rozen Israel 

Visiting LecturerMusic Department 

Rudd-Arieta Margaret P. 
Visiting Lecturer, Nursing 

Rulon Phillip J. 

Info. Tech. Pro.Info Tech & support 


Ruscetta Mia D. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Rusinoski Janet 

Ryckebusch Matthew D. 

Ryder Charlene N. 

Sabens Margaret E. 
Mgt. Consultant 

Saccone Rosavne M. 

Salva Thomas 
Maint. Specialist 

Visiting Lecturer 

Samimy Roland 

Research Manager SMAST 

Sampieri Sara 
Research/Post Doc 

Sansoucy Amanda D. 
Director Teacher Children's 
Learning Center 

Santos Barbara 

Santos Helen C. 

Department Assistant, Business 

Santos Raymond C. 
Mail Clerk 

Savage Stacy Latt 
Assistant Professor 

Scarano Frank J. 
Assistant Professor 

Schaal Judy 
Professor, English 

Schlezinger David 
Research Associate SMAST 

Schmidlin Dean J. 
Professor, Engineering 

- ' irolyn 1 1. 
Visiting Lecturer 

I Kathleen 
Assi ' lai ' ' )ps 

Scionti Joseph N. 

I ' . turer, Division Continuing 


Sears James R. 
Program Coordin 

Seery Ann E. 

Sengupta Sukalyan 
Associate Professor 

Sethares Kristen A. 
Assistant Professor 

Sexton Virginia A. 

Shadbegian Ronald J. 
Associate Professor 

Sh.iler Ann T. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Shaker Michael N. 

Shapiro Amy M. 

ite Professor 

Shaughnessy Sara L. 
Coordinator WSMU 

Shaul W. Dennis 
Visiting Lecturer 

Shea Timothy P. 
Associate Professor 

Sheehan Timothy M. 
Assistant Director 

SherbaJr Charles 


Sikora Patricia A. 
I ibrarian 

Silva John 
Visiting Lecturer 

Silva Maryjane F. 

Silva Steven 

Maim Spec! lousing 

Silva Tammy A. 

Assistant Director nstitutional 


Silva Yolanda 


Silverberg Ann M. 
Resident Director, Housing 

Simas David W. 
Skilled Laborer 

Sims-Knight Judith 
Chancellor Professor 

Singh Bal R. 
Professor, Chemistry 

Smart Andrew J. 
Prol Technician 

Smeaton Rick) 1 M. 

Smith Ann M. 
Dean Library 

Smith Elvira 

Smith Florinda 

Smith George S. 

Asst Chancellor EEO,Diversity 

Smith Grace A. 

Smith Juliana 
Staff AssistNRAC 

Smith Lorraine 
Library Assist 

Smith Jr Frank Odgers 

( ornni Specialist SMAST 

Soares David M. 

So. ires Kristin M. 
FDP Programmer 


Solerjose A. 

Director Labor EducationCenter 

Sousa Frank F. 
Associate Professor 

Sousa Sharon A. 
Assistant Professor 

Souza Bradford G. 
Tech Assistant 

Souza Carrie B. 


Sou/a DebraJ. 


Souza John D. 
Police Officer 

Souza Paul E. 

Sparfven Bruce A. 

Asst Director College Now 

Spencer Carol B. 
DirectorCollege Now 

Srinagesh Sampurna 

Srinagesh K 
Professor, Engineering 

Stahl Jann D. 

Assistant Manager, Campus Store 

Stanks John R. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Staples Jane N. 

Director Coop Eng Ed Pgm 

Stauderjack R. 
Professor, Sociology 

Steinman Michael T. 

Dean College Arts & Sciences 

Stevens Darcy A. 
Asst Director 

Stew art Thomas P. 
Steam Fireman 

Stokesbury Kevin D.E. 
Assistant Professor 

Stoodt Michael A. 

St. Pierre Marc 
Professor, Fine Arts 

Straker Sheldon LB. 
OP Manager 

Strout Glenn A. 

Sturtevant Denise M. 
EDP Operator 

Stylianou Despina A. 
Assistant Professor 

Su Timothy C. 
Chancellor Professor 

Suchon Kathleen 
Assoc Professor 

Sullivan Brian M. 
User Support Spec 

Sullivan Catherine 

Staff Assoc Academic Affairs 

Sullivan James E. 

Third Class Power Plant Eng 

Sullivan Michael D. 
Marketing Director ATMC 

Sullivan Susan P. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Sumner Linda M. 
EDP Operator 

Sun Lulu OH. 
Associate Professor 

Sundermeyer Miles A. 
Assistant Professor 

Swartz Todd B. 

Director Human Resources 

Sweeney Shawna E. 
Research Assoc 
Svlvia Joan E. 

Sylvia Kimberly A. 

Szatek Pearl 
Assoc Librarian 

Szteliga Tammy B. 


Tache Roger P. 
Exec Director 

Taggie Benjamin F. 
Professor, History 

Tanaka Rieko 
Lecturer, Music 

Tandon Amit 
Assistant Professor 

Tannenwald Ronald 
Associate Professor 

Tavares Eugenio M. 

Tavares Karen E. 

Tavares Margaret A. 

Tavares Jr David A. 
Police Officer 

Taylor Carol E. 
Admin Assistant 

Taylor Jennifer 

Taylor Deborah P. 
Career Counselor 

Taylor Michael D. 
Professor, Art History 

Tench Bruce W. 
Mail Clerk 

Terrill Diane E. 

Texeira Frank M. 
Depart. Assistant 

Thomas Charlotte E. 

Thompson Edwin J. 
Professor, English 

Thompson Angelina T. 

Thompson Alan B. 
Associate Professor 

Thorn Beverly D. 

Thorpe Darrell G. 
Resident Director, Housing 

Timothy David A. 
Research/Post Doc 

Tirtiroglu Ercan 
Associate Professor 

Tisdale Elaine M. 
Adm. Assistant 

Tome Manuel B. 
Skilled Laborer 

Toner Dale Goehringer 
Senior ResearAssoc SMAST 

Tooley Nancy J. 

Towne Shawn G. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Travers Corinne F. 

Travers Leonard 
Assistant Professor 

Travers Linus 
Professor, English 

Tripp Heather L. 
Video Specialist 

Turner Jefferson T. 
Chancellor Professor 

Twomey Jr John H. 
Chancellor Professor 



Ugbolue Samuel C. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Unruh Ellen J. 

Upchurch Richard L. 
Professor, CIS 


Vadeboncoeur Michelle J. 
Security Officer 

Valentine Zora A. 
EDP Operator 

Valentino Annmarie 
Admin Assistant 

Valova Iren Todorova 
Assistant Professor 

Vanasse Eric J 
Police Sergeant 

Vanasse Nancy E. 

Staff Asstistant Division Continuing 


Vandal Linda J. 
Clerical Services 

Vasconcelos Kelli |. 

Viall Philip H. 

Vieira Antone C. 

Exec Director Corp Pgm/DCE 

Vigeant Paul L. 

Asst Chancellor Economic Devel 

Volkema Glenn E. 
Prof Tech 

Vukomanovic Dragic 
Assistant Professor 

VValde Paul G. 
Special Asst CITS 

Walgreen Sonia M. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Walkden Joseph F. 

Walker Richard C. 
Vice Chancellor, Fiscal 

Professor, English 

Walters Tanaya M. 

Asst Director Student Activities 

Wang Jianyi Jay 
Assistant Professor 

Wang Lixia 
Research/Post Doc 

Wang Shouhong 
Professor, Business 

Waring Richard C. 
Director , Campus Center 

Warner Steven B. 
Professor, Textile Science 

Waxier Robert P. 
Professor, Engineering 

Welch Ann M. 

Assoc Director University Records 

West Donald E. 
Fitness Center Assistant 

Wetterland Colleen M. 

Staff Asst Career Resource Center 

Wheeler Bruce E. 

Assistant Director of Baseball 

White Charles W. 
Professor, English 

White D. Steven 
Associate Professor 

White David H. 
Electrician Electric Shop 

White Lisabeth M. 
Research/Post Doc 

White Rachel L. 

Whitten Richard C. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Whittlesey Stephen 
Associate Professor 

Wichser John 
Director of Housing 

Wilkinson Arlene F. 
Admin Assistant 

Williams Wayne C. 

Asst Director Admissions Office 

Williams Brian G. 
Assistant Professor 

Wilson Kimberly A. 
Labor Ext Spec 

Wilson Woodrow E. 

Staff Assistant Admissions Office 

Windham Howard 
Professor, Design 

Wingate Carolyn A. 
Coordinator, DCE 

Winiarz Elizabeth M. 
Assoc Librarian 

Wisneski Kurt 
Professor, Fine Arts 

Witherell Robert J. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Witkowicz David A. 

Wongjanine M. 
Associate Professor 


Xifaras Robin S. 
Admin Assistant 

Xing Liudong 
Assistant Professor 


YandleJoAnn M. 
Visiting Lecturer 

Yang Chen-Lu 
Envir. Engineer 

Yerid Susan 
Systems Analyst 

Yokel Joyce A. 

Yoken Melvin B. 
Chancellor Professor 

Yu Zhitao 

Oceanographic Research Technician 


Zakszewski Virginia R. 
Systems Analyst 

Zanin Virgilio 

Zarrillo Marguerite L. 
Assistant Professor 

Zekan Donald L. 
Vice Chancellor 

Zeppenfeld Kevin 
Project Manager SimCalc/ 

Zhang Xiaoqin 
Assistant Professor 

Zhang Jingzhong 
Post Doc Res Assoc 

Zieper Linda R 

Zuo Yuegang 
Assistant Professor 

Zurflueh Max 
DirectorCounseling Svcs 



Kathy Lee Dombrowski 

Senior Class President 

Senior class president, Kathy Lee Dombrowski is a Photography major 
with a minor in Art History. Her 22 nd birthday is on May 22, which is the last 
day of finals this year. She enjoys "artsy" things and likes to give homemade 
gifts, because they are more personable. Her favorite way to relax is to go 
on long drives to places she has never been and photograph them. She loves 
photographing old architecture. Her perfect date would be dinner at the Olive 
Garden and a walking tour of the Newport mansions and the waterfront. 

How long have you been class president? What made 
you run for class president? 

I entered freshman year wanting to get involved with 
"something." Some junior mentors of mine suggested that I 
run as a class officer. I was elected vice president freshman 
year and didn't like the way the president at the time ran 
things, so I ran for president and won. I was beat in the 
elections my junior year by 13 votes by Trevor Cabral, and 
then senior year I beat Trevor by 10 votes. I have been 
involved with a lot of organizations on campus such as 
Residence Hall Congress, Freshman Orientation, and Student 
Senate, but class officer is my favorite because I get to 
plan fun events for my classmates such as the Newport 
Lobsterbake during Senior Week. 

To the students who think UMass is boring and go 
home every weekend because there is nothing to do, I 
say you are what you make of yourself and fun is what 
you make of it. There are opportunities out there just 
waiting for someone to find them, and you won't find 
them if you don't go looking for them. There is no magic 
fairy that drops opportunities in your lap. 

What have been your responsibilities as president? 

The officers plan events to bring the senior class 
community together and to raise money for commencement 
events, such as the Honor's Recognition Dinner and Senior 
Week. My role is to act as a liaison between the students, 
the administration, and various committees such as the 
Commencement Committee. I also represent the senior 
class as an ex-officio member of the Student Senate. I have 
attended committees that help decide who our Honorary 
Degree members are, how the graduation fee money is 
spent, and which faculty member is honored to give our 
farewell speech. 

What is the most important thing you have learned 
during this experience? 

I have learned a lot about how the university 
works and doesn't work, and I feel more prepared 
professionally to go out into the working world. I have 
definitely become a better speaker, persuasive writer, 
and more of a people person through my relationships 
with administration and fellow students. I have also 
learned how much events really cost to produce, and 
that what the students pay to attend really doesn't 
cover it all. 

What would you like to tell the class of 2003? 

To enjoy life more and do what truly makes you 
happy. Life isn't all work and no play, and you aren't 
working to just pay the bills. Roll out of bed every day 
with a smile and find something that inspires you and 
makes you happy. 

Oh... and congratulations, class of 2003! 

What advice would you give to the next senior 
class president? 

Take lots of naps, delegate as much as possible, and 
find a way to reach out to a greater number of your 
classmates. The class officers do a lot of hard work and 
sometimes its stressful for only four people to handle. 
You can't always get everyone's input, but you can 
certainly try, and you can always improve. 

If you had to give one quote to describe your 
experience at Umass Dartmouth, what would it be? 

I don't really have one quote. Just that I came here 
to UMass Dartmouth not really expecting anything 
and I am leaving with lots of things: Memories, an 
education, experiences that I could never have learned 
in a classroom, friends, and most of all a sense that I 
really did something with myself instead of being a bum 
and limiting myself to the required classes. I learned 
that I really like to learn. And I feel like I had a lot of 
accomplishments. College is about finding yourself and 
your true niche in life. And while I don't really know 
what's next for me after graduation, I feel better about 
the person that I have become. 




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ean F. MacCormack 


Dear Class of 2003: 

Congratulations to each of you for achieving this most important milestone-your upcoming graduation. 
We call our graduation ceremony Commencement because we mean it to be an occasion that celebrates your 
accomplishments to date and reminds you of your aspirations for the future. You mark an ending of one part of 
your learning journey and step with enthusiasm into its next phase. I know that the preparation that you have 
received at UMass Dartmouth has prepared you to embrace the great opportunities and challenges you will 
face in your future. We are proud to have been such an important partner in your educational success and look 
forward to hearing about your significant contributions to our modern world. 

That your contributions are needed in the twenty-first century goes without saying. Our world is one 
where rapid growth and change shape the fabric of daily life. We are called upon to use our resourcefulness 
and our talents to adapt to its changing requirements. Global communications, advanced technology, interlinked 
economies, and international politics make demands on all of us to be competent world citizens. The world you 
enter will be prosperous, fast paced, connected, and incredibly diverse. You must be prepared to shape it and 
to transform it for the better. 

I am confident that your education at UMass Dartmouth has prepared you not only to acquire 
intellectual skills but also to live a truly meaningful life characterized by honesty, integrity, and compassion for 
others. I urge you to value and honor diversity and civility and to make a commitment to using your intellectual 
talents for the common good as well as for making a good living. Certainly, the international conflicts we have 
experienced this year have made us all acutely aware of the threats that exist to the fabric of our democratic 
society. Conflict, warfare, prejudice, and poverty can threaten the quality of contemporary life. We have 
witnessed a tremendous rebirth of patriotism, and it will be up to you to ensure that patriotism's true meaning is 
lived out in the next generation. 

Many people have contributed to your success. Your family, friends, faculty, and staff have supported 
you as you have moved toward graduation. Share your successes with them and always be willing to express 
your appreciation to others. Most great achievements are done with and for others. 

It has been a great privilege for us to share this educational journey with you. We hope that you 
have learned how to learn and how to apply your skills and knowledge in ways that will help you thrive in 
our changing world while at the same time helping to improve its quality. Your University welcomes you now 
as proud alumni. We will always welcome you home for a visit in person or with today's changing culture- 
-electronically! We hope that you will always stay involved and committed to your alma mater. We look 
forward to hearing from you and letting you know how UMass Dartmouth continues to evolve and change to 
serve our students and the Commonwealth effectively. 

Most sincerely, 

Jean F. MacCormack 


The College of Business and Industry 

The Charlton College of Business ©one of only a 
handful of accredited Business colleges in the state. 
Because of the faculty's dedication to continuously 
improving the curriculum, the students that graduate 
with a Bachelor's in Business will be welcomed into the 
job market and have an easier time with acceptance 
into graduate programs. Areas of concentration within 
this major include Accounting, Business Information 
Systems, Management, Administration, and 
Marketing. Mandatory internships also heJp sepure 
positions for UMass students in corporations. 


What's your major and why did you choose it? 

My major is Finance. I chose this major because it offered me a 
challenging course load and offered to make me qualified for many 
different job fields. 

What activities have you been involved with during your 
UMass Dartmouth career? 

I have been involved in numerous activities. For example, I was 
a resident assistant for two years. I am a member of the Beta 
Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and the Golden Key Honor Society. 
I played intramural flag football and Softball, and I am a business 

What do you like most about this campus? 

I enjoy the open areas that invite students to gather. 

What do you like least? 

I don't like the parking problems, it's frustrating looking for a half 
hour to find a parking spot. 

What is your favorite or most memorable college experience? 

My most memorable college experience would be learning 
about other people and realizing how different we all are but at 
the same time learning we all share a common thread. 

What are your post-college plans? 

After college I plan to enter the workforce and go to school 
part time to earn my masters degree. 

While Brian Attardo has lived his whole life in 
Massachusetts, he sees himself going places with 
his earned accounting degree. He prides himself 
on being involved on campus and in his schoolwork. 
When selecting a college, he saw that UMass offered 
him a variety of majors and, "If had a welcoming 
quality about it." It also offered him an opportunity to 
get a taste of independence, since home is two and a 

half hours away. 

Brian Attardo 

Graduate, College of Business and Industry 

Fatima P. Aguiar 

Brian K. Akeley 
business Information Systems 

Christopher M. Anderton 

Parissa Arefinia 
business Administration 

Jacqueline R. Argueta 
business Information Systems 

irian A. Attardo 

Olfa Ayari 

Michael L. Baltren 

Stephanie M. Batista 

Pamela Bedard 

Kristen M. Berry 
business Information Systems 

Rebecca L. Bettencourt 
i Accounting 

Michael T. Bill 

Brian Blackmer 
Business Information Systems 

Christopher S. Bottiglieri 
Business Information Systems 

April Bunker 


Konstantln Bystritsky 

Benjamin J. Caruso 
Business Information Systems 

Lori A. Carvaino 

Shawn P. Casavant 

Sara M. Charbonneau 

Karin M. Chilstedt 
business Information Systems 

Angelina M. Gambriello 

Grace A. Cimo 


Rebecca A. Cloutier 

Lori Cognata 

Jill E. Connolly 

Carol N. Corcoran 

Tina Cordeiro 

Kathleen Costa 
Business Information Systems 

Vanda B. Dasilva 

Janelle A. Davenport 


Jennifer F. Deangelis 

Ryan E. Dearborn 

Michael P. Debonis 

Jason W. Devincent 

Lisa M Dobbins 

Kerry A. Donahue 

Sarah E. Dowling 
Business Information Systems 

William Dubois 

Gregory Duriavig 

Steven Eimer 
business Information Systems 

Danielle M. Elliot 

Sandra K. Esselen 

Sean M. Fahey 

Dirk Felsmann 
Business Administration 

Carlina Ferreira 


Aaron C. Fisher 
business Information Systems 

Michael G. Fisher 

Robert S. Fitzgerald 

Sara A. Garvey 

Gregory J. Gentile 
business Information Systems 

Sean Giroux 
Business Information Systems 

Jennifer L Goff 

Eric P. Goodman 
business Information Systems 

Paula C. Greene 

Gunnar J. Gundersen 

Fabrice Haffner 

James D. Hardell 

Michael M. Hardiman 

Jaren W. Hawxwell 
business Information Systems 

Danielle Hickey 

Yue Hua 

business Administration 


Kellie Ann Johnston 

Kerri J. Jordan 

Patrick J. Joyce 
Business Information Systems 

Jeffrey P. Judd 

Frederic Kangai 

Angela J. Kapinos 

Desiree Khalife 
business Information Systems 

Eric G. Koehler 

David M. Lacivita 

Mark W. Lefavour 

Helge Ct Liedtke 
business Information Systems 

Gerard S. Linden 
Business Information Systems 

Denise Lopes 
Business Information Systems 

Pamela J. Lozzi 

Aimee L. Luz 

Melissa J. Mallar 


Colleen A. Marino 

Jamie L. Martin 

Cheryl A Martins 
business Information Systems 

Oluwatoyosi A. Martins 
business Information Systems 

Stephen W. Mccarron 

Dennis T. Mcclosky 

Julie A. Mccormack 

Emily K. Mcnamara 

Edwin D. Menon 

Amy Mogardo 

Casey B. Mondoux 
Business Information Systems 

Tamar Monteiro 
business Information Systems 

Geraldine Montlghue 
Business Administration 

Alison G. Moriarty 

Laurie A. Murphy 

Phillip P. Nanof 


Martin Nic 
Business Administration 

Elizabeth A. Nigra 

Christina Nunes 

Jason Lee O'brien 
business Information Systems 

rian K. Onessimo 

Vincent Orgeat 
business Information Systems 

Jason A. Orlando 

Elizabeth I. Palmer 

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Tracianne E. Parker 


Brett J. Pelchat 

Ryan R. Pelletier 

Sean R. Petrie 

Jennifer Pierce-durot 

Douglas N. Place Jr. 

Niressa Ramkissoon 

Jeffrey R. Ray 


Kimberly Regan 

Stephanie Rego 

Matthew J. Rodrigues 

Kimberly M. Rua 

Melanie L Rubino 

James J. Ruggeri 

Amy Santos 

Michael J. Santos 

Suzanne K. Senra 

Angela J. Shaw 

Lisa E. Siemaszko 

Kevin M. Silva 

Nicholas Slatkavitz 

Lauren M. Smith 

Regina J. Smith 


David P. Stasaitis 
business Information Systems 

Christine Sturn 
Master in Business Administration 

Carolyn J. Sullivan 

Mitchell Tanaki 
Business Information Systems 

Patricia A. Tierney 

Marc D. Todesco 
Business Information Systems 

Becky J. Vaillancourt 

Marius Wissel 

Bryan T. Wallace 

Jennifer D. Winsor 

Raymond Wong 
Business Information Systems 

Lauren E. Woods 

Amanda R. Winters 
Business Information Systems 

Erik A. Zarrella 




The College of Engineerin 

What made you choose Computer Science as a major? 

I was really unsure of what I wanted to do when I came to 
college. I considered being a business major, and even a doctor. 
I decided that neither was really for me, so I chose Computer 
Science. I didn't know anything about computers before I started 
college. I got a job with CITS (Computer and Information 
Technology Services) when I was a freshman, and from then on 
I was really involved with computers. It really started about six 
months after I got here. I got a computer and started playing 
around with it. I never really read any books on it, I just learned a 
lot by figuring out what I needed to know on my own. Soon after I 
got it I was on it all the time. The job market for computer oriented 
jobs was really booming at the time I made the decision to be a 
Computer Science major, so that had something to do with the 
decision too. 

What do you plan to do after graduation? 

I'm considering going to school for a master's degree. For a 
job, I want to do something with lots of interaction with people. 
Hopefully I can get a job in the telecommunications industry, or even 
some kind of engineering management. I need people interaction, its 
something very important to me in a job. 

How have you enjoyed the Computer and Information Science 
Department here at UMass Dartmouth? 

I really like the program. I wish there could be more faculty. 
Right now, some Teaching Assistants are teaching required core 
classes. They really don't have enough faculty right now to teach 
the courses they need to teach. The professors that have been' here 
for a while are really good, but some of the newer professors have 
less impressive resumes and less experience. 

What things would you like to see changed in that 

More faculty, experienced faculty. Also, there isn't any outlet 
for Computer and Information Science students to get involved. 
I participated in ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) 
and there was very little support from the University. A lot of the 
programs and event that the group organized came out of the 
pocket of some professors. The organization suffered, and it could 
have been helped if the school gave us a little more attention. 

What does the ACM do? 

Basically, its an organization in the CIS department that tries 
to get students involved . We have programming contests and • 
barbeques. We put an workshops on new technologies that 
students would be interested ia We had some on Linux, XMl, 
HTML, DHTML, and UNIX skills. Its difficult competing with IEEE 
(Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers! they are a more 
popular group among Engineering majors. They have their own lab, 
better machines, and more support from the University. It is very 
difficult to survive without funding. The students and professors lose 
interest, and the number of people who attend the events drops, \ 

What are your long term personal goals? 

I would love to get some work experience, and find out what 
it is I want to do for sure. 1 know what I want to do. I just don't 
know where. I plan to get married next year. Hopefully, in five to 
ten years I will start my own company. My finance is also in the 
computer industry, that would be something we would do together. 
I want to travel as much as possible. I would like to see all of 
Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Mediterranean. 

How have you changed since you started your UMass 
Dartmouth carrer? 

I remember my first day here, and how confused I was. I couldn't 
find any of my classes, and I kept getting lost. I think of that day 
and it makes me realize how far I have come, and it's a great 
sense of accomplishment. 

Marina Shishigina 

Graduate. College of Engineering 

Marina Shishigina moved to the United States 
five years ago. She moved here from Ukraine, and 
completed high school in New Bedford. She started 
college a year early as a Computer Science major 
at UMass Dartmouth, with little knowledge of how 
computers work. She enjoys traveling and hopes to 
see the world after she graduates. 






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Cristophe T. Antunes 
Computer Engineering 

Mebnie A. Archambault 
Computer Science 

Shaun C. Avery 
Computer Science 

Corey L Bachand 
Electrical Engineering 

Paulo A. Baganha 
Civil Engineering 

Nhubich N Bui 
Computer Science 

Alice Daillie 
Textile Sciences 

Jamie L Bissonnette 
Civil Engineering 

Nathan P. Brackett 
Computer Science 

Tania M. Dutier 
Computer Science 

Kristy M. Casella 
Electrical Engineering 

Deve Celestin 
Environmental Engineering 

Hao-wei Chang 
Computer Science 

Qiuhua Chen 
Electrical Engineering 

Carrie-Anne Cowdrey 
Computer Engineering 

Kerri Lyn Cronin 
Electrical Engineering 


William M. Cyr 

Nicholas Deubert 
Computer Science 

Robert M. Dibenedetto 
Civil Engineering 

Michael W. Dougan 
Textile Sciences 

Elizabeth M. Ducat 
Civil Engineering 

David Duraes 
Electrical Engineering 

Jared Fortna 
Electrical Engineering 

David Frias 
Computer Engineering 

Laura L Furtado 
Mechanical Engineering 

Jonathan K. Geary 
Computer Science 

Ryan T. Greenway 
Civil Engineering 

Cecilia A. Heredia 
Electrical Engineering 


Wei-Ting Huang 
Computer Science 

Milan M. Ilic 
Electrical Engineering 

Allyson M Jones 
Copmuter Science 

Adam T. Keller 
Business Information Systems 


Michael W, Kohler 
Computer Science 

Justin A. Labroad 
Computer Engineering 

Paul G. Leite 
Mechanical Engineering 

Cassandra Leonard 
Electrical Engineering 

Rafael V. Leonor 
Electrical Engineering 

Tsung-Han Li 
Computer Science 

Ryan R. Lord 
Civil Engineering 

Chia-hsin Lu 
Computer Science 

Hironao Matsubara 
Computer Science 

Christopher Meringolo 
Computer Science 

Jon S. Merrill 
Mechanical Engineering 

Derrick Morgado 
Computer Engineering 

Jason L. Pacheco 
Computer Science 

Chunyan Pang 
Textile Sciences 

James Paquette 
Computer Science 

Julie A. Pineau 
Electrical Engineering 


Jason B. Ponte 

Lucas S. Prato 
Mechanical Engineering 

Martin Prokop 
Computer Science 

Joel Emilio Quezada-Martich 
Textile Chemistry 

Dmitry A. Rogozhkin 
Computer Science 

Mark J. Sousa 
Computer Science 

Benjamin R. Spinale 

Nichakorn Srisirikul 
Computer Science 

Jamie M. Sunderland 
Electrical Engineering 

Udana I. Suriyaarachchi 
Electrical Engineering 

Thomas C. Swedlund 
Computer Science 

Hsin Tang 
Computer Science 

Enow Tanjong 
Electrical Engineering 

Hung Tieu 
Computer Science 

Frank Troscher 
Computer Science 

Phuong Tu 
Computer Science 


Wen-ling Wang 
Computer Science 

Zhong Wang 
Electrical Engineering 

Chien-chih Weng 
Computer Science 

The Colleee of Arts and Science 

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The college encompassing the largest group of students is 
The College of Arts and Sciences. It encompasses everything 
from philosophy to physics. The curriculum differs greatly, 
but each program allows the student to delve deeply into 
his or her field of study. Many of the students that earn a 
Bachelors degree go on to earn Master's degrees in more 
concentrated areas of study 


What you have learned from your time here on campus? 

Unfortunately, as is true of a lot of things in life, everything must 
come to an end. I like to think that the roots that I set here will at 
least exist as a good stump to trip over every now and then. This 
school taught me the value of hard work and determination. 

What things did you study outside your major? 

Since I had mainly studied Political Science and English, I found 
it was interesting to get out of the Liberal Arts building and take 
classes that seemed irrelevant to my major. Music and art courses 
were a nice release from the rigors of my typical course load. A lot 
of my friends are Art Majors, and it's cool to delve into their world; 
if helps keep things balanced. 

Is there one person that had a positive impact your college 

I like to think that the entire Political Science department has 
made a joint impact on my college career. However, I would say 
that Professor Manning has had the greatest impact. Not only was 
he a great professor, he was also a sage-like advisor and a great 
guy. I don't think that I would have the slightest clue about the 
direction of my life if it wasn't for him. 

What do you plan to do after you graduate? 

I plan on returning to school as soon as possible to start work 
on my MA. and Ph.D. in Political Science. My aim is to eventually 
become a professor and corrupt the youth of America - maybe I'll 
teach them a thing or two along the way. 

What is the most important lesson UMass Dartmouth taught 
you and how will you apply that to life? 

Only you can decide which goals are worth pursuing. If you let 
others determine their value, you might as well have not had them 
to begin with. Once you have those goals, don't let anything stop 
you as you attempt to reach them. 

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What do you think this school has that other campuses don't? 

Too many gray bricks...No, no, no.. J would say an air of 
deception. Although it may appear on the outside to be drab and 
unwelcoming, on the inside you'll find most offices open and quite 

What message do you want to send to your fellow 


That's a tough one since I'm a walking anomaly. You've all 
: graduated, so don't sit idle. Keep working hard. Get out there and 
j be successful. But remember, you only owe it to yourselves. When 

you achieve your goals, it's like achieving Zen, and it's something 

that no one else can take away from you 

Mike Wilbur grew up in a military family and 
spent his life moving from one state to another, never 
able to set down any permanent roots. He finally 
got that opportunity at UMass Dartmouth, where 
he was able to settle down for three years. He is a 
graduating Political Science Major. 

Mike Wilbur 

Graduate, College of Arts and Science 


Roody Abdelmalek 
Political Science 

Marie Afonso 

Frank J. Albano 

Carlos M. Amoral 
AAultidisciplinary Studies 

Jennifer Amc 

Christine M. Ansell 

Sandra P Arelo 

Thomas M. Arruda 

Sarah Ashworth 

Erin E. Balcom 

Vicki Abbott Bancroft 
English-Professional Writing 

Wendy M. Baptista 

Odessa Bates 

Nicole L. Beaudoin 

Geoffrey M. Beckett 

Cynthia AA. Benjamin 


Candice J. Bennett 
English, History 

Katie K. Bettez 
History, Psychology 

Jessica A. Boucher 

Denise N, Boudreau 

Deidra J. Bowden 

Joseph Brancata 

Jacquelyn E. Briggs 

Kristen R Briggs 

English, Psychology 

Christopher A. Brown 
Criminal Justice 

Lori D, Duswell 

Sandra A Cabral 
Criminal Justice 

Trevor S. Cabral 
Medical Laboratory Science 

Tiffany L. Cahil 

Kimberly A, Caltagirone 
Political Science 

Dinamene E. Cardoso 


Maria Cardoso 
Portuguese, Spanish 

Angela M. Carr 

Jintai Cho 

Matthew A. Christensen 

Erin Clark 


Allison M. Collins 
Psychology, Education 

inanne Como 
Marine Biology 

Crystal M. Coppola 

Karen L. Correia 
Education, English 

Angela Costa 
Humanities & Social Science 

Andrew S Cottrill 

Christine Courtemanche 
Humanities & Social Science 

Tamra L. Cunniff 

Shannon K. Curran 

Kerrianne Dacosta 

Eryn N. Daigle 
Humanities 8, Social Science 


Priscilla Daponte 

Marlene De Abreu 

Joao De Andrade 

Rafaela M. Defigueiredo 

Marie C. Delmas 

Lori-ann Deresendes 

Kevin R. Deslauriers 

Donna M. Desnoyers 

Laura S. Deveau 

Maria Dias 

Gail L Dietrick 
Clinical Psychology 

Natalia T. Dimitrova 

Seth D. Dinoi 

Kelley F. Doherty 

Bridget M. Donahue 

Lucinda Dos Santos 


Dana J. Feinstein 

Patrice M. Ferguson 
Humanities & Social Science 

Diana L Fernandes 

Sandra Fitzgerald 



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Nancy Golas Flinn 
Master of Professional Writing 

iarbara A. Fontaine 

Gina Forte 

Jennifer J Fowler 

James F. Frenier 
Criminal Justice 

Michelle L. Gagne 


Ivanise K Garcia 

Anthony J. Generelli 
Multidisciplinary Studies 

Chad C. Gerber 

Michael J. Gikis 

Michael R. Giusti 


Jennifer B. Gomub 

Cheryl A. Gonzales 

Kristin M. Goodwin 

Kathleen A. Goss 

Jared Gray 

Kylie A. Harkins 
History, Philosophy 

Veronica M. Haskins 

Jonathan R. Hoffmann 

Lisa N. Hudson 

Yumi Igarashi 

Melissa A. Izbicki 
Marine Biology 

Catherine E Jackson 

Michael W. Jaegle 

Claudia M. Joaquim 

Clara Jordan 

Jacqueline C. Jozapaitis 


Kristin L. Kadlec 
Psychology, Sociology 

Alexander J. Kalifi 

Caitlin Kavanagh 

Julie L. Keene 

Melissa L. Kennedy 

Aurelie Ruth King 

Sarah E. Kent 

enjamin W. Ketchum 


Meghan E. Laracy 

Juli E. Kibbe 

Melanie Laflamme 
Medical Laboratory Science 

Daniel R. Lampert 

Richard D. Langfield 

Ryan Laroche 

Melissa A. LaRose 

Jennifer H. Lassins 
Humanities & Social Science 


Ana P Lauzon 
Humanities & Social Science 

Erin M. Lavoie 

Matthew M. Leavitt 

Allison Looney 

Erin K. Lovely 

Nicole M. Lowry 

Kelly E. Lynch 

Edward P. Magalhaes 

Lisa N. Marsh 

Erin L. Mccaffrey 
Humanities & Social Sciences 

Amy K. McCarthy 

Ryan A. McDonald 
Humanities & Social Sciences 

Kendra L. Mcgarry 

Josephine J. McGee 

Lindsay T. Mcintyre 

Michael D. Mckay 


Amanda J. Mckenna 
Political Science 

Kristi L Mcleod 
Humanities & Social Science 

Ellen A. McNally 

Rachael E. Mead 

Carla Medeiros 

Elizabeth A. Medeiros 

Jennifer M. Medeiros 

Kelley Meinholt 
Humanities & Social Science 

Paula Meireles 

Luisa Mello 

Melissa M. Melloni 
Criminal Forensics 

Francesco Miele 

Shannon Montigny 

Raquel Montrond 
Medical Laboratory Science 

Jessica G. Mooney 

Danielle G. Moreau 


Cheryl L. Morrissette 
Humanities & Social Science 

Lisa J Nelson 
Professional Writing 

Michael W. Newton 

Nicole S. Normand 

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Jennifer A. Opthof 

Veroniko V. Oulianova 

Maria Regina Ozaeta 

Ines S. Paulino 
Political Science 

Jonathan A. Pavao 
Criminal Justice 

Nicholas L. Phinney 
Political Science 

Adeline M. Pimentel 

Guido Polte 

Meaghan Prince 

Elizabeth M. Pruitf 

Trevor J. Reilly 

Elizabeth M. Reis 


Maureen L Rivet 

Monalisa Rodriques 
Criminal Justice 

Michelle A. Ronco 
Political Science 

Catherine H. Rosario 

Pedro Rosario 
Spanish Portuguese 

Kristen M. Rotella 

Suzanne M. Rous 

Christopher L. Sarro 

Joanne J. Scally 

Christopher M. Schnurr 

Matthew J. Schultz 

Dalissa R. Sepulveda 

Amanda J. Sheehan 
Humanities & Social Science 

Andrea R. Siembab 

Christopher K. Simons 
Medical Laboratory Science 

Lisa A. Sisca 
Humanities & Social Science 


Anna I. Soares 
Humanities & Social Science 

iethany A. Soares 

Kelly M. Sonsava 
Humanities & Social Science 

Rhiannon L Soucy 

Lyndsey M. Sousa 

Jennifer L. Souza 
Humanities & Social Science 

Benjamin P. Spath 
Political Science 

Joanna F. Spring 

Matthew C. Stankiewicz 

Tara I. Stuart 

Ferisha M. Sulaiman 

Randi L. Sullivan 
Medical Laboatory Science 

Sanka Summerville 

Joelle C. Sylvia 
Political Science 

Diane E. Tavar 


Neusa N. Tavares 
Spanish, Sociology 

Amber F. Teixeira 

Melissa B. Thurber 

Ladawn S Toon 
Political Science 

Kristin A Twombly 

Sandy S. Urel 

Beth A. Vezina 

Jennifer A. Vieira 

Stephanie Voss 

Melissa R. Walsh 
Humanities & Social Science 

Rhonda E. Watts 
English, Edcuation 

Tabitha J, White 

Michael P. Wilbur 
Political Science 

Jeffrey P, Young 
Criminal Justice 

Sean C. Young 

Derek Zannini 


Wendy A. Zimbone 

Mark Zimmerman 

Kerrie L Zukowski 

The Colleee of Nursin 

The College of Nursing is known statewide for its excellent 
undergraduate and Registered Nurse program. Students enter only 
as full time students, and experience nursing in a variety of settings. 
Nursing students are known for their hard work within the UMass 
Dartmouth community, and as competent nurses in the surrounding 
communities of New Bedford, Taunton, Wareham, and Fall River. 
The College of Nursing also provides opportunities for professional 
scholarship through induction into the Theta Kappa Chapter of 
Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honors Society of Nursing. 

Why did you choose Nursing? 

At first. I decided on Nursing because I thought it would be 
easy, and because everyone loves a nice nurse. Even though I was 
terribly mistaken about the whole "easy" thing, I think that I grew 
into the nursing role as I went through my courses. Now, I totally 
look forward to beginning my career. 

Why UMass Dartmouth? 

I took my mom's advice. I was looking through Peterson's Guide 
to Colleges in my local library. I looked under "Nursing" and read 
the short description about UMass Dartmouth's program. It was 
one of the only ones that boasted a 100% passing rate on the 
NCLEX state exam. I requested an application. I visited the school 
a few months after I was accepted. 

What activities are you involved in? 

Now, I focus on nursing related things mostly. I have been a 
nursing tutor for three years, was an RA for two years, and I was 
involved with the Orientation Program for three years. I work for 
the yearbook now, and I am a member of the Student Health 
Corps, which is a division of Americorps. 

How was the Dominican Republic? 

It was absolutely amazing! The people were so nice, so thankful 
for what they had and what we could do for them. I saw things 
and experienced things that I would never be able to do on a 
vacation. We were invited to a house party- they brought their 
carpets out into the streets for us to dance on. And the children 
were so full of life and creativity, despite the poverty that they 
lived in. It was an eye-opening experience that I will never forget. 

Raised in Texas and South Carolina, Leigh Hubbard 
took her mother's advice when it came to choosing a 
university: "Go as far away as you can." She quickly 
made UMass Dartmouth her home by becoming 
involved as a Resident Assistant. Orientation Leader, 
and nursing tutor. She also represents the College 
of Nursing as a member of Sigma Theta Tau and 
was one of the two UMass students that aided the 
medical mission to the Dominican Republic. 

Leigh Hubbard 

Graduate, College of Nursing 

Catherine Alcaidinho 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Stephanie Amaral 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Kara L. Ayers 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Catherine A Blake 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

iecky L. Cadieux 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Tome B. Carreiro 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

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Community and Institutional Nursing 

Kelly M Cotter 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Kelli A. Crowley 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Renee F Dacosta 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Erin K. Davis 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Andrea L. Decosta 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Kristen S. Dzialo 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Sara M. Francis 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Gary A. Franco 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Kellie A. Gates 
Community and Institutional Nursing 


Rebecca Gaudreau 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Colleen G. Hardy 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Kimberly J. Hastings 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Leigh E. Hubbard 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Daryl A. Kinney 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Jennifer L. Kostka 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Rose M. Larrivee 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Christina M. Leal 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Donna F. Lucas 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Heather E. Macdougall 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Leah A. Mackean 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Krystina L. Mearls 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Jason F. Medeiros 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Michelle S. Norton 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Jennifer C O'connor 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Nancy M. Perroni 
Community and Institutional Nursing 


Theresa K. Phelps 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Emmamuel D Resendes 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Amy S. Rivers 

Community and Institutional Nursing 

Florence T. Santos 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Jennifer M. Silva 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Stefanie Sorrentino 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

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Community and Institutional Nursing 

Kristy L Thibault 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Adam R. Tufankjian 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Patricia A. Woodford 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Steven J. Yousif 
Community and Institutional Nursing 

Patricia L. Zeiba 
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The College of Visual and Performing Arts 

The College of Visual and Performing Arts trains musicians, 
artists, sculptors, and designers. Those interested in one 
of these programs must complete two daunting semesters 
of "Foundation" classes and many art history classes and 
colloquium experiences. Later, they are divided into their 
chosen concentrations, which include Fine Arts, Photography 
Design, Electronic Imaging, and many different styles of music. 
UAAass Dartmouth provides private studios for the up and I 
coming artists in the New Bedford Star Store. Community 
galleries such as AHA! and Gallery X also promote the ijta 
university's students during their senior shows, where the 
students exhibit their work or hold concerts. This program- has 
gained much recognition and respect over the- l< r,l It •.*.< /ears; 
since graduates from this program have successfully obtq^ffli 
positions in highly competitive job markets. 

Why did you come back to school? 

I already completed a degree in Illustration. There were no jobs 
available when I graduated, so I came back to school to make 
myself more marketable. 

Why UMass Dartmouth? 
It was cheap. 

Why did you choose to live on campus being that your family 
is actually around this area? 

I wanted to get away from home, I felt like I needed that 

When did you move to campus? 

I didn't come to live on campus until my junior year of my first 

How long in total did it take you to complete your second 

It only took me an extra two years because of the overlap 
between the two majors. 

What made you choose Art? 

It was just something I've always done. I am not really good at 
math or science so... Besides, art is something I have done since I 
was little. I draw all the time. Also, it is one of the ways that I find 
to express my ideas. 

How would you describe the 'Group VI atmosphere"? 

You basically stay with the people in your major all the time. 
You are with the same people from the day you start your 
foundation until you graduate. You become really good friends 
with them. The atmosphere is pretty intense because of the 
competitiveness but it is not bad at all. I like being in Group VI 
Basically, it is like the IMPULSE program but with more girls. 

Tell me about the "Joe is the Devil' website, http://joeisthedevil 

The website is about the adventures of three of my friends, Joe, 
Mike and Brandon. It started as a concept in Design class last* 
year around May. There was this kid Paul Southworrh who had his 
website hosted in, so I 'went there and signed up. \ 
haven't really kept it up bfely; the last comic is from January. 

I actually used it as my senior project in Ef. and Animation, but it 
is not on the website yet. 

What are your plans for the future? 

I hope to be an animator somewhere. Disney is a Jong-term goal; 
it is where I want to end up. But for right now I am going to jump 
in the work force and hopefully get a job. 

What kind of fob market is out there for a graduate in th© 
UMass Dartmouth Art Program? 

I feel like I have the advantage because I know a lot of really 
good places regard UMass very highly. It is considered as having 
as good of an Art Program as any of many other major art schools. 
So I think I will be alright. 


Phil Olivera will be graduating with his second major this 
year. After earning a Bachelor's Degree in illustration, he 
returned to UMass Dartmouth for a second degree in Electronic 
Imaging. He is a senior Resident Assistant in Chestnut Hall, and 
has been an RA for four years. After being a UMD student for 
six years and being an active leader in the community, he is one 
of the most recognizable faces on campus. He can always be 
seen with a smile on his face. 

Phil Olivera 

Gradute, College of Visual and Performing Arts 

Pamela J. Albert 

Jennifer L Andrus 

Curtis M. Balko 
Graphic Design 

Martha A. Bell 
Visual Design 

Jonathan M. Benoit 

Laura A. Bouchard 
Fine Arts 

Craig E Brawner 
Graphic Design 

Nora Brennan 
Graphic Design 


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Corrine E. Byrne 

Marco Caldeira 
Visual Design 

Michelle Carlson 

Shawn M. Corliss 
Visual Design 

Jill M. Corron 
Fine Arts 

Joseph Dacosta 
Graphic Design 

Stacey M. Dailida 
Electronic Imaging 

. m 

Jennifer M. Davis 
Textile Design 


Tracy Deescobar 

Jamie L. Despres 
Graphic Design 

Kathy Lee Dombrowski 

Erin-Lynn Dziedzic 
Art History 

Cheryl L. Feeley 
Fine Arts 

Kyle Fortin 
Fine Arts 

Maureen E. Gagnon 
Graphic Design 

Gillian T. Gertridge 
Art History 

Kenneth W. Gillis Jr. 
Graphic Design 

Mandy Gordon 
Graphic Design 

Heather J. Guertin 

Jennifer M. Hart 
Fine Arts 

Mark D. Hentschel 
Visual Design 

Gregory H. Houghton 
Fine Arts 

Michael J. Hudak 
Visual Design 

Nicholas M. Jackson 
Electronic Imaging 


Lauren A. Jepsen 
Graphic Design 

Sarah C. Jimenez 
Art Education 

Meghan AA. Ke 

Stephen Kobialka 
Graphic Design 

Leah J. Latham 

Shelly A. Lebeau 
Electronic Imaging 

Michelle N. Leonard 
Art Education 




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Megan L. Loftus 
Electronic Imaging 

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Kimberly Matthews 
Electronic Imaging 

Michael R. McCarthy 
Electronic Imaging 

Jillian M. Mcdonough 

Darcy E. Meehan 
Visual Design 

Ian A. Michael 
Fine Arts 

Christina L. Muise 


John P. Murphy 
Graphic Design 

Meghan O'Neill 
Graphic Design 


Melody A. Olbrych 
Graphic Design 

Kate A. Ouellette 
Graphic Design 

Carrie A. Pritchard 
Graphic Design 

Richard K. Radka 
Graphic Design 

Christina Randall 
Fine Arts 

Carole C. Roy 
Graphic Design 

Amanda R. Sforza 

Justin J. Shockro 
Electronic Imaging 

Kevin AA. Silva 

Andrea J Smigel 
Graphic Design 

Won Sullivan 
Electronic Imaging 

Lek AAui Teo 
Art Education 

Meredith L. Thompson 

Nicholas Vitale 
Graphic Design 

Karyn M. Walsh 
Graphic Design 

Erin E. Ware 
Graphic Design 


Pamela J. Albert 


Graduates Not Photographed 


Pierre Abdelmalek 
Elemental*)' Education 

David Abreu 

Joao Afonso 

Hamad Al-Bahar 
Computer Engineering 

Khaled Al-Khashti 
Computer Engineering 

Jason Albernaz 
Elementary Education 

Melissa Alden 

Ajax Alexandre 

Master of Fine Arts, Artisanry 

Joshua Allan 
Photographic/Electronic Imaging 

David Allen 

Business Administration 

Christopher Allen 

Vincent Alley 

Derek Almeida 

Patricia Almeida 

Humanities and Social Science 

Erik Almeida 

Yousef Alsirri 
Computer Engineering 

Diandra Alua-Rioux 

Nelson Amaral 
Business Administration 

Kenny Amaral 

Michael Amaral 
Political Science 

Richard Amundson 
Computer Science 

James Anderson 
Art Education 

Joshua Anderson 

Patricia Andrade 

Michael Andre 
Elementary Education 

Arun Antonio 
Business Administration 

Jennifer Antosca 

Nelson Antunes 
Elemental*)-' Education 

Amy Arbec 

Tamarra Aristilde 

Ana Arraial 

Robert Arruda 
Art History 

Therese Arsenault 

Michael Arsenault 
Photographic/Electronic Imaging 

Elizabeth Ashley 
Art Education 

Christopher Athaide 

David August 

Shane Augustine 
Computer Engineering 

Brian Austin 

Susan Aygarn-Kowalski 


Kim Ayres 


Christopher Bacon 

Yolanda Baird 
Medical Science 

Lisa Bairos 

Master of Arts in Teaching 

Margarida Bairos 

Master of Arts in Teaching 

Deborah Baker 

Alissa Balerna 

Keenan Ball 
Elementary Education 

Michele Barako 

Christie Barcelos 

Joyce Barney 

Master of Arts in Teaching 

Abhijit Basu 
Elementary Education 

Courtney Batt 

Textile Design/Fiber Arts 

Karen Baumgarner 

Bhushan Bauskar 
Computer Science 

Frederick Beaton, Jr. 

Nicole Begin 
Photographic/Electronic Imaging 

Adam Belue 
Computer Science 

Mohamed Ben Jazia 

Sarah Benjamin 

Janice Berman 

Louise Bernard 

Graphic Design/Letterform 

Kristen Berry 

Jennifer Berube 

Stephen Bewsher 

Medical Laboratory Science 

Matthew Bilbo 

Glenn Bird 

Jennie Bird 

Fletcher Blackmon 
Elementary Education 

Helen Blake 

Johanna Blasi 

Master of Science Marine Biology 

Diane Blier 


Jurgen Bohrmann 

Business Administration 

Hans Bok 

Business Administration 

Michael Borkowski 

Barbara Botelho 

Medical Laboratory Science 

Betsy Botelho 

Elizabeth Bouch 

Louise Boudreau 
Business Administration 

Melissa Bourden 

Lori-Lynn Bourdon 

Marcy Bourgault 

Christopher Bourgeault 

Sarah Bourque 

Humanities and Social Science 

Matthew Bowcock 
Computer Engineering 

Kevin Bowen 
Computer Science 

Laura Boyle 


Katie Boyle 


Angela Bradley 

Vanessa Braga 

Karla Braga 

Francisco Braga 

Humanities and Social Science 

Dominique Branco 
Political Science 

Dawn Brightman 

Dawn Brock 

Esther Brown 

Nathan Brown 
Multidisciplinary Studies 

Eamon Brown 

Thomas Brown, Jr. 
Humanities and Social Science 

Paula Browne 

Master of Arts in Teaching 

Justin Bucci 

Jennifer Buchanan 

Christopher Bucher 

Caitlin Buchsteiner 

Alice Buckler 

Master of Arts in Teaching 

Clayton Buckles 


Jodie Buonopane 

Joelle Burdette 

Debora Byrne 
Computer Science 

Edward Byrne 

Emily Byrum 

Graphic Design/Letterform 


Heather Cabral 

Karen Caddell 

Joshua Camara 

Rebecca Cameron 


Carta Campbell 

Kristin Campbell 


Megan Capoccia 

Alexander Carbone 
Mechanical Engineering 

Shelley Cardoos 

Justin Cardoza 
Elementary Education 

Carrie Carlson 
Business Administration 

Randall Carlson 

Christopher Carney 
Computer Science 

Tara Carreau 

Todd Carreiro 

Daniel Carroll 

Matthew Carter 
Elementary Education 

Jennifer Carty 

Heidi Caruthers 

Rachel Carvalho 

Elizabeth Carvalho 

Christine Casey 

Joseph Cavaco 

Kathleen Cavalieri 

Christine Cerqueira 
Humanities and Social Science 

Thomas Chagnon 

Michael Chalero 

Emily Champagne 

Robert Chandler 


Paul Charest 

Medical Laboratory Science 

Nathan Charette 
Business Administration 

Nancy Chartier 

Robert Chartrand 

Kevin Chaves 
Computer Engineering 

Chun-Hsin Chen 

Sarun Chhot 

Cheng Chi 
Computer Science 

Hsin-Huan Chiang 
Business Administration 

Ya-Ting Chou 
Business Administration 

Ian Christianson 
Business Administration 

Feng-Min Chu 
Computer Science 

Angelina Ciambriello 

Grace Cimo 


Sarah Clapp 

Humanities and Social Science 

Nathan Clark 

Carol Clark 

Maria Coelho 

R. Condon 

Sarah Conley 

Julie Conley 

Erin Connelly 


Scot Conroy 

Anne Cook 

Humanities and Social Science 

Elizabeth Cook 

Stephanie Cookson 

Felix Cordero 

Humanities and Social Science 


Tessa Corey 

James Cormier 

Sarah Cormier 

Justin Costa 

Humanities and Social Science 

Bradford Costa 

Patricia Costa 

Matthew Costa 

Dawn Costa 

Deborah Costa 

Andrea Cote 


Caroline Coutinho 
Chemistry - Biochemistry 

Robert Cowan 
Computer Engineering 

Jessica Craft 
Sarah Cristani 
Art Education 

Maura Cronin 

Jacqueline Crosby 

Lauren Cunha 

Medical Laboratory Science 

Erin Curran 
Art Education 

Joseph da Costa 
Graphic Design 


Christopher DaSilva 

Richard DaSilva, Jr. 
Humanities and Social Science 

Jason Daley 

John Danahey, Jr. 
Business Administration 

Elizabeth Danells Chin 

Christopher Danieli 
Political Science 

Yassir Dar 


Debra Davis 

Marc Davis 

Nilanjana De 
Elementary Education 

Tracy de Escobar 
Photographic/Electronic Imaging 

Daniel DeMello 


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Computer Science 

Skaidrys de Sa Percira 

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Sara de S 

Kellj I 

Humanities and Social Science 

Gary DeAdder 

James DeLancey, III 
Graphic Design/Letterform 

Lee DeMarco 

Christopher DeMello 
Elementary Education 

Mary DeMello 

Medical Laboratory Science 

Kathryn DeMoura 

Patricia Demoranville 
Humanities and Social Science 

Ryan Dempsey 

Robert Denaro 

Pamela Denayer 

Jason Desautel 


Simon Desjardins 

Justin Desmeule 

Mathias Despres 
Business Administration 

Jessica Desrosiers 
Business Administration 

Jennifer Desrosiers 


Melanie Devine 
Art Education 

Gina Devlin 


Kristin Dewey 

Anthony DiChiara 
Graphic Design/Letterform 

Donna DiGiacomo 

Christine DiSanto 
Textile Science 

Bruno Dias 
Computer Science 

Sarah Dion 


Jeffrey Dirzius 

Craig Dixon 

Philomena Do Couto 
Master of Arts in Teaching 

Sheila Doherty 
Political Science 

Robert Doiron, Jr. 

Mary Dondero 

Deborah Dore 

Humanities and Social Science 

Paul Duarte 
Civil Engineering 

Michael Ducie 

Erin Duffy 

Thomas Duford 
Mechanical Engineering 

JohnDufon III 


Raleigh Dugal 

Shaun Dunlevy 
Political Science 

Julie Dunn 

Michelle Dunnell 

Anne Dziura 

James Edwards 
Fine Arts 

Vasilios Efthimiades 

Melissa Elliott 


Joanne Emanuello 

Laura Emmons 

Richard Enos 


Maura Erwin 
Art Education 

Jill Ethier 

Graphic Design/Illustration 

Joann Evans 

Humanities and Social Science 


Nicola Facendola 
Civil Engineering 

Jared Falcon 

Thomas Farias 


Lisa Farino 

Master of Arts in Professional Writing 

Christian Farland 
Civil Engineering 

Catalina Felix-Angeles 


Patrick Fernsten 

Political Science 

Paul Ferreira 

Denise Finizia 

Textile Design/Fiber Arts 

Diana Fishback 

Paula Flynn 

Courtney Flynn 
Electronic Imaging • 

Robert Folk 

Master of Arts in Professional Writing 

Scott Fortuna 

Donald Foster 

Master of Arts, Professional Writing 

Lucas Fournier 
Business Administration 

Carol Fox 

Ann Frank 

Master of Arts, Professional Writing 

Sarah Freitas 

Katena Frey 

Nina Froes de Sa 

Sandra Furtado 
Business Administration 

Sheila Furtado 

Christina Furtado 

John Guidaboni 

Patrick Guilfoyle 


Rahshando Gunn 

Mark Guzman 


Tara Gagnon 


Nina Galipeau 
Political Science 

Samaa Gamei 

Master of Arts, Professional Writing 

Timothy Garcia 


Timothy Gaspar 

Laura Gatewood 

Jolene Gaudette 

Stacey Gauthier 


Elizabeth Gelinas 


Justin Gemme 
Electronic Imaging 

Kimberly Gendreau 

Jillian George 

Business Administration 

Beth Gesner 


Bobby Ghorieshi 
Humanities and Social Science 

Douglas Giles 

Aurelien Giuntini 

CaitHn Glennon 


Robert Glover 

Political Science 

Courtney Goguen 


Marie Gonzalez 


Shawn Goode 

Elementary Education 

Scott Goral 

Lillian Gould 

Christopher Goumas, III 
Business Administration 

David Goyette 

Gretchen Gray 

Humanities and Social Science 

Joshua Greeley 
Computer Science 

Ryan Gregory 

Shaun Griffin 

Fernando Grota 
Textile Science 


Kory Haddock 
Electronic Imaging 

Nan Haffenreffer 

Justin Haggerty 

Leanne Halunen 


Jennifer Hancock-Karampatsos 

Matthew Hannan 

Jody Hardesty 

Shane Harris 

Heiko Hartmann 
Business Administration 

Jennifer Harvey 
Professional Writing 

Ryan Hassey 


Kimberly Hawes-Rizzo 

Willow Hawk 

Kyle Heagney 

William Heaney 
Business Administration 

Candace Hill 

Joseph Hillman 

Troy Hines 

Master of Fine Arts, Artisanry 

Chengshu Ho 
Computer Science 

Jeffrey Hoffman 
Elementary Education 

James Hogan 

James Hollenkamp 

Daniel Hooley 


Yuejun Hou 
Computer Science 

Justin Howes 

Kathy Hoyle 

Andres Hoyos Rivera 
Civil Engineering 

Ching-Jui Hsich 
Computer Science 

Meng-Ju Hsieh 
Computer Science 

Shih-Yin Huang 
Computer Science 

Sarah Hull 


Karen Hussion 

Rebecca Hutchins-Bettencourt 


Brendan Iessi 

Gunes [nan 
Master ot Science 


Ah Jittery 

Matthew Jagielski 
Marine Biology 

Amit Jain 
Textile Chemistry 

Alberto Jarquin 
Civil Engineering 

Allvn Jensrud 
Mechanical Engineering 

Cynthia Jerez-Martinez 


Elementary Education 

Lauren Johnson 

Thomas Johnston 

Master of Arts in Teaching 

Adam Jolivet 

Kimberly Jordan 

Medical Laboratory Science 

Jisha Joseph 
Elementan' Education 

Chakkrit Julasak 
Computer Engineering 

Nelson Julio 
Civil Engineering 


Veli Kalayci 
Master of Science 

Joanne Kalisz 

Mycena Kallechey 
Graphic Design/Letterform 

Susan Kamataris 

Lisa Kaminski 

Humanities and Social Science 

Sushanth Kancharla 
Elementary Education 

Heather Kane 

Medical Laboratory Science 

Andrew Kant 

Zeynep Karabeoglu 

Peter Karoul 

Venkatramana Katta 
Elemental*)'* Education 

Erin Kay lor 

Elizabeth Kelly 

Douglas Kelsch 

Humanities and Social Science 

Sarah Kendrigan 

Graphic Design Letterform 

Rayna Kenney 


( :hristopher Kenney 

Richard Khalife 
Political Science 

Mubashar Khan 
Computer Engineering 

Katie Killoran 
Political Science 

Ji-Min Kim 

Jennifer King 

Catherine Kingman 

Miwako Kondo 

Angeliki Kouma 
Business Administration 

Amy Krasowski 

Humanities and Social Science 

Jamie Kravetz 

Surendra Krishnan 
Elemental*)'' Education 

Daniel Kronenwett 
Business Administration 

Che-Chun Kuang 
Computer Science 

Kerrie Kukowski 

Mark Kulalowski, Jr. 

Kobboon Kunathai 
Mechanical Engineering 

Shyamala Kunjithapatham 
Elementary Education 

Cheng-Chi Kuo 
Computer Science 

Ying-Hsiang Kuo 
Computer Science 

Goknur Kuzu 

Business Administration 


Lynne LaBerge 

Graphic Design/Letterform 

Joseph LaRiviere 

Jean-Pierre Lafleur 

Patrick Lally 
Political Science 

Amy Lamora 

Toni Lamoureaux 

Shirley Lamson 

Humanities and Social Science 

Christopher Landreville 

Linda Landry 

Nicole Lane 

Patricia Langley 
Elementary Education 

Carole Lavault 
Business Administration 

Trinity Lawrence 

Kelley Le 

Accounting ^ 

Robert LeBlanc.Jr. 

Kristin Leadbcttcr 

( hristina Leduc 


Diana Lee 
Art Education 

Chiu-Yu Lee 
Computer Science 

Ming-Chun Lee 
Computer Science 

Jaime Leger 

Gwendolyn Leiter 

Christopher Leitzel 

Alison Lemoine 
Psycho log)' 

Daniel Leonard 

Thomas Levesque 
Political Science 

Richard Levesque, Jr. 

Stanley Lewicki, III 

Political Science 

Qian Li 

Master of Fine Arts, Fine Arts 

Anne Liberty 

Helge Liedtke 
Business Administration 

Skander Limem 
Business Administration 

Yu-Yang Lin 

Business Administration 

Ke Lin 
Computer Science 

Christina Lipus 

Textile Design/Fiber Arts 

Wendy Litke 
Photographic/Electronic Imaging 

Carlos Lobo 

Computer Engineering 

Lester Lobo 

Elemental*)' Education 

Peter Locke 

Brian Loiselle 

Graphic Design/Letterform 

Andrea Lombardo-McElman 

Joana Lopes 

Debra Lowrey 

Jamie Lynn 


Fouad Maalouf 
Civil Engineering 

Erin Mac Donald 

Terri MacEachern 
Computer Science 

Jessica Macedo 

Damen Maciel 
Mechanical Engineering 

Ian Macomber 


Rekha Madiraju 
Elementary Education 

Richard Maggio 

Geraldine Maikath 


Angus Mak 
Mechanical Engineering 

Elsa Maldonado 

Saurabh Malhotra 
Elementary Education 

Rama Kishan Malladi 
Elementary Education 

Julie Manchester 

Michelle Manchester 
Graphic Design 

Scott Mandeville 
Computer Science 

Nathan Mangelson 
Computer Engineering 

Gopinath Mani 
Textile Chemistry 

Ryan Mann 

Humanities and Social Science 

Michael Mantineo 
Humanities and Social Science 

Kishore Mantri 
Elementary Education 

Sarah Manuels 

Medical Laboratory Science 

Alyssa Manzone 

Humanities and Social Science 

Rajashekar Maragoud 
Mechanical Engineering 

Avinash Maramraju 

Elementary Education 

Michael Marchand 
Mechanical Engineering 

Keith Marden 
Mechanical Engineering 

Stephanie Mardo 

Leroy Marek, Jr. 

Master of Arts, Professional Writing 

Saurabh Marfatia 
Computer Science 

Brian Marquis 

Gail Marshall 

Humanities and Social Science 

Ryan Martin 

Tracey Martin 


Marco Martines 

David Martins 

Mohammad Marzug 

Danielle Mason 

Jennifer Mathieu 

Stephanie Matthews 

Roger May 
I listorj 

Joseph M.i\ .ill 

Business Administration 

Robert Mayhew 

Kimberly Mc Neil 

Kathleen McCabc 
Art Education 

Curtis McClurkin 
Mechanical Engineering 

Daniel McComb 


Marianne McDonnell 

Janis McKernan-Markoff 


Helen McMahon 

Heather McMahon 

Amanda McSwiggin 

Denise Medaglia 
Chemistry - Biochemistry 

Dennis Medeiros 

Victor Medeiros 


Michael Medeiros 

Jared Medeiros 

Linda Meikle 

Lori Mello 

Master of Arts in Teaching 

Vivian Mello 

Stephan Mello, Jr. 

Kelly Mellor 

Chastity Menard 

Justine Mendonca 

Tianzhu Meng 
Elementary Education 

Lindsay Meridith 

Timothy Merry 

Photographic/ Electronic Imaging 

Heather Meserve 

Christine MetcaH 
Humanities and Social Science 

Jeanie Michalewich 

Loni Mickelson 

Gary Milano 
Computer Science 

Mark Miley 

Photographic/ Electronic Imaging 

Nancy Miranda 

Eric Miranda 


Shawn Miranda, Jr. 
Graphic Design/Letterform 

Marianne Mis 

Vorn Mom 
Computer Engineering 

Kera Monteiro 

Keita Monteiro 

James Mood 
Computer Engineering 

Cyril Moreno 

Business Administration 

Wayne Morris 

David Morrison 

Graphic Design/Letterform 

Amy Morse 
Political Science 

Lynne Morse 

David Moura 

Master of Arts in Teaching 

Paula Mourato 

Marcus Mueller 

Graphic Design/Letterform 

Ralph Mulcahy 
Mechanical Engineering 

Christopher Muldoon 

Mark Mulkerrin 
Textile Science 

Patrick Munroe 

Jason Murnane 

Brian Murphy 

Erica Murphy 


Timothy Murphy 

Master of Arts, Professional Writing 

Christopher Murray 

Alyson Murray-Mandel 

Subbiah Muthukalayappan 
Elementary Education 


Daejin Nam 
Master of Science 

Ashley Napier 

Doris Nasrallah 

Mark Nealley,Jr. 

Susan Nee 

Humanitcs and Social Science 



Jill Nestor 

Graphic Design/Letterform 


Simon Ng 

Elemental-)' Education 

Nuri . 

Leanne Niemi 

Jonathan Pellitteri 

Madhukar Nomula 

Patricia Pepin 

Elementary Education 


Jeremy Nute 

Humanities and Social Science 


Jason Nutting 

Mandy Pereira 


Daniel Pereira 
Civil Engineering 

Stephanie O'Brien 
Business Administration 

Brian Pereira 


Lisa O'Brien 

Rui Pereira 


Kimberly O'Brien 

Cara O'Connor 

Humanities and Social Science 

Paul O'Donnell 

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Dr. Roger Deveau is remembered by UMass 
Dartmouth graduates as a professor in the Charlton 
College of Business. He had a great impact on those 
students that he taught. He is often sought after by 
those graduates he has taught in years past. 

Dr. Deveau was born in Westport, Massachusetts. 
He attended Westport High School, and then 
attended SMU for his undergraduate education. He 
earned his Masters in Business Administration from 
Texas A&M in 1967. He then went on to defend his 
Doctoral dissertation at Boston University in 1976. 
He taught at UMD for 32 years, and fought for 
the survival of the Charlton College of Business. His 
passion for teaching and his belief in the importance 
of the Business Program was evident to all those he 
worked with, and it earned him the respect of his 
students and coworkers.' He taught at every level, 
from introductory courses to graduate level seminars. 
He was an asset to this university. 

During his summers, he would guest lecture at 
Cherry Point Academy in North Carolina, offering 
his wife, five daughters and son the opportunity to 
spend the summer on the beautiful beaches of the 
East Coast. His family was always an important part 
of his life. 

In early 2001, Dr. Deveau was diagnosed with 
cancer of the kidney. Prior to the diagnosis, he retired 
from full time teaching, and accepted a part time 
teaching position at Boston University and Providence 
College. He died on February 2, 2003 at his home, 
surrounded by his family, who read him the countless 
letters of appreciation from co-workers, dear friends, 
students, and family. He dedicated his professional 
career to this university and its students. He helped to 
make this university what it is today. 


"You were one of few who had a vision to get the Business program 
approved at a time when the universities were discontinuing majors because 
of costs. Your determination brought about one of UMass's most sought 
after programs" -Mike Griffin. UMD Professor 

Why did you choose psychology? 

I wanted to do Expressive Therapy-Art and Music Therapy. 
But just like so many other students. I changed my mind a 
few years ago. Now. I'm really interested in Organizational 
Psychology. This may still change once I get out there. I'm very 
open minded. I feel that as long as I keep myself in a good 
place with positive people around me, things will have a way of 
falling in my lap. 

Why did you choose UMass Dartmouth? 

I always knew I would be here. I get free tuition in state 
schools because my dad worked here. I love my family, so I 
wanted to stay close. I know that I'm saving my money by going 
here and maybe I'll be able to afford an out-of-state school 
when I return to earn my Masters Degree. 

What do you like most about the university? 

This campus has plenty of opportunities if you look for them. 
I sat on the Student Senate, and I loved my Cultural Affairs 
Committee. I was an Orientation Leader for two years too 
I'm a member of Psi Chi, the Honors Society, and the Psych 
Association. I played Intramural Volleyball my freshman year I 
also took advantage of the Study Abroad Program by going fo 

Why did you choose Spain? 

I always wanted to see it. I think that you need to see 
who you are in different situations. It makes you more culturally 
aware and open minded. You are less ignorant about how 
big the world is. I also wanted to learn Spanish, and I got to 
travel through Europe while I was there, which was an amazing 
experience. I'll remember my time there for the rest of my life 

What's one thing about UMass that you would change if 
you could? 

Even being on Student Senate, I felt like the students were 
pretty helpless. We would try and bring about change, but it 
rarely happened. I wish the campus was more student led. 

What is your fondest memory of college? 

Orientation. It was so cool getting to live here all summer 
with a bunch of people who all had the same goal as I did We 
learned a bt about the inner workings of the campus too,-; 
Abo. I always felt proud when f came home and told my dad 
about making senate or being an Orientation Leader. He would;'' 
be so proud of me. and he would go brag to at his friends and 

So what Is next for you? 

I'm doing an internship in Boston at FNX Radio, which is 
connected to the Phoenix. I'll be doing Human Resources work 
there. I'm exited about the connections that I'll hopefully be able , 
to make in Boston 

I m also going to be spending my free time ai home. I want 
to heb my family come back together. Without dad, we have to 
think about a lot of things now that we never thought we would. 
Either way, I am taking a year off from school before I return. I 

Laura always knew she would attend University of 
Massachusetts, Dartmouth, since it was such a big part of her 
childhood and her father's life. When she arrived on campus 
the first day of freshman orientation, she was so excited about 
what the next four years would hold for her. She departed 
from her last final on Monday, May 12, 2003 and she paused 
for a moment. She realized that she was standing in the same 
place she was four years prior, and she was satisfied. She 
knew that she had taken advantage of everything that this 
university had to offer her. 

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the 2003 Scrimshaw? 

I learned that I have limits. I learned that it takes a team to get 
things accomplished, and how to have fun doing so. I learned how 
to overcome hurdles, we had to cut color from the book in order 
to make certain things a reality. Most importantly, I learned how to 
ask for help. 

How much work did you and your staff put into this book? 
Far more than you could ever imagine. I hope that the staff's 
dedication to this book goes recognized. Making a yearbook is a 
full time job. There is so much more that goes on behind the scenes. 
Sometimes you forget you are student. I think this job, more than 
anything else has prepared me for the real world. There is so much 
feeling that goes into it for me, its really hard to answer that. 

What message were you attempting to convey with the 2003 

This year was an intense year both on campus and for the 
world. We faced adversity on many fronts. Our graduates had 
to deal with a declining job market, we began fighting a war 
while we were on Spring Break. We watched as our friends go 
off to fight that war. But at the same time we were surrounded 
by amazing individuals whose optimism and initiative were making 
positive changes. This book attempts to cover both ends of that 
spectrum. This years hardships led our campus to reinvent itself. 
I wanted the individuals that made this year possible to get 
the credit that they deserved, which led to the birth of the "Life 
Section", the yearbook's biggest challenge. 

What challenges did you face running this organization? 

About halfway through the semester I was terrified. I never 
thought that this publication would ever come to an end. The work 
load seemed to be increasing at an incredible rate and I feared I 
would never pull it together. I owe so much of my sanity to Eddie 
Goodwin, the Life Section Editor and my "lifesaver". He came in 
the office with an amazing vivacity for this campus and the people 
here and reminded me why I was making this book. He gave this 
organization the structure that it needed and helped me more than 
I could have ever hoped. 

Leigh has also been an immense support. Her drive, dependability 
and dedication were something something. This is the second 
yearbook I have made with Amanda and this book is a testament 
to how both of us have grown. 

It is said that each copy of a yearbook is viewed by 10. people- 
To file 13.000 people that view fhjs year's book, whether it be in 
the near future or decades from now, I hope that this book reminds 
of the pulse that existed on this campus far- after the energy fades. 

Lara Henderson 


A sophomore Graphic Design major, Lara/ 
Henderson began working ore the Scrimshaw 
lecffbpok since her freshmen yean She started as the 
photography editor and moved up to take on the 
challenge of being the 2003 Scimshaw editor-in-chief. 

Editorial Board 

Lara Henderson - Editor-in-Chief 
Leigh Hubbard - Managing Editor 
Eddie Goodwin - Life Section Editor 
Shannon McDonald - Photo Editor 
Amanda Fillmore - Copy Editor 
Charles Miller - Business Manager 
Jeffrey Wojnocki - Promotions Manager 
Gina Loius - Office Manager 


Jonathan Grassis 
Stef Zopatti 


Marina Perriera 
Kristen Regan 
Nick Phinney 
Melissa Sances 


Muzamil Akram 
Brian Loiselle 


Tanaya Walters 

Special Thanks 
David and Sandra Roth, 
Caren Orlick Korin, and 
UMD Photographies/ Library, 

The Scrimshaw staff would 
like to send an extra special 
thanks to D. Confar. Without 
her help this book would 
not have been able to have 
been published. 

What are your responsibilities as the Life Section Editor? 
The official job description was to be in charge of the Life 
Section, which required me to capture the year's events in such a 
way that in the future people could look back and remember how 
crazy this year was. What I actually ended up doing on the book 
far exceed that job description. 

What have you learned from working on this book? 

The one thing that I will walk away from the Life Editor position 
with is school pride. In being the Life Section Editor, I was able to 
experience every aspect of this university first hand. It was my job 
to be as involved as possible with nearly everything that went on 
during the year, and it was a lot of fun. I got to meet so many 
different people with many different beliefs. It's amazing how 
diverse this university community is, and I think we can all learn from 
each other. I wish every student here could have this job for a year, 
because it teaches you what this school is all about. I was able to 
hear the voice of the student body, and what it was saying. I tried 
to capture that in the life section of this book. 

This university has a very interesting history and the present is 
no exception. I didn't really understand how deep the history of 
this school was before I was the Life Editor. Sadly, I think that the 
UMass Dartmouth community has lost touch with the history of this 
university behind all the politics and changes that are going on. 
There is a bt to Seam from that history i ask that everyone here 
stop and take a minute to forget about the contracts, Mitt RomrseyV/ 
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breaks throughout the night and early morning oh the balccrties ' ' ''? 
of the campus center. This campus is breathtaking at night. You / ,--• 
can't help but respect the beauty of this campus when you see' it - , - * 
illuminated in darkness. There is a peaceful silence there that can't ■'"., 
be described, only experienced. It mai es you stop and realize how 
good we ail hove it here, 

I've learned something from every person I had the pleasure 
of interviewing in the Life Section Judy Johnson taught me what •/ ,j 
it means to have unconditional caring and pride in your.jobj and 
workplace. Doug McCormick showed me that it's OK to be totally 
off the wall, and not to be afraid to express your opinion. Jane 
Reardon proved to me that there are good people out there who 
really do care, and will change this world for the better. The list 
goes on. Every person in the Life Section is a small piece to this 
intricate puzzle that we call UMass Dartmouth. I'm grateful that I 
got to put some of those pieces together. 

How did you get involved with the Scrimshaw? 

To be honest, I saw a good friend in trouble, and I wanted 
more than anything to help her out. That was my motivation. I hope 
I did in fact help her. I am very thankful that she gave me the 
opportunity to work on this book, without that opportunity, I never 
would have discovered this wonderful little world that this university 
has to offer. 

Eddie Goodwin 

Life Section Editor 


The 2003 Scrimshaw, volume 43, was produced by a 
student staff at the University of Massachusetts, Dart- 
mouth. The book was printed by Walsworth Publishing 
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set a world record by completii 
5,200-mile, four-month journey ac 
the Atlantic on a jet ski. Marich 
trained for a year before setting 
from Rome for Miami on a nine- 
watercraft with a support ship 
crew of six bringing up the rear. 

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Former President Jimmy Carter was 
awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace 
Prize for his efforts to further human 
rights and democracy, find peaceful 
solutions to world conflicts and 
encourage economic and social 
growth. After serving as president 
from 1977 to 1981, Carter founded 
the Carter Center, a not-for-profit 
organization dedicated to improving 
the human condition. w 

The Miss World competition was 
moved from Nigeria's capital, 
Abuja, to London after violent 
protests broke out in Nigeria. The 
protests began after a Nigerian 
newspaper printed an article that 
questioned why Mohammed would 
not have approved of the Miss World 
competition and said he probably 
would have married one of the 

Nearly 200 people died after a bomb 
was detonated in a popular tourist 
area in Bali. Terrorist network al 
Qaeda claimed responsibility on its 
website for the bombing. The act of 
terrorism severely hurt the Indonesian 
island's economy as tourists traveled to 
alternate destinations. j^. 

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Two Guatemalan twins who had been 
joined together at the tops of their 
heads returned home five months 
after doctors separated mem in a 22- 
hour operation. Healing the Children, 
a nonprofit organization, arranged for 
the girls and their parents to come to 
Los Angeles for the surgery, and the 
doctors donated their services, -y 

Jury trials returned to most Ru 
courtrooms for the first time i 
years as a result of legislation p; 
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resident Vladimir Putin. Tht 
■ncls the criminal code with 3 
nges that emulate the Wei 
Jel of a fair trial. 

In a historic speech before the I 
parliament, Pope John Paul II str 
urged Italians to have more chi 
to turn the tide against the nation 
declining rate of birth. He also calk 
on government officials to i 
prisoners leniency, when approp 
by reducing their sentences. 

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ist of Gambia capsized and • 
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key cause of the disaster, v\ 
:urred when passengers moved 
one side of the ship to take e~- 
ing a storm. 

Violence raged in (he Ivory Coast after 
rebels failed in their coup attempt and 
look control of the northern pari of 
Hie country. After the northern rebels 
signed a truce with (he government, 
new rebels attempted to take control 
of the west. Hundreds of people died 
during the year, and more than 600,000 
fled their homes. 


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going to war with 

Iraq would affect 

your daily life? 


A raid on a theater in Moscow proved 
deadly for more than 1 00 people after 
the Russian government pumped gas 
into the building to end the three- 
day hostage situation. The gas was 
intended to subdue the Chechen 
hostage-takers, who were holding 800 
people; however, some of the hoslages 
died because they were weakened by 
hunger and exhaustion. .4 

Concerned that Iraq could 
assemble nuclear weapons, the 
United Nations required Iraq to 
disclose and disarm its weapons 
of mass destruction. While the 
United Nations conducted weapon 
inspections in Iraq, the United 
States prepared to go to war. 

Questions remained about how 
long the weapon inspections 

would take and thousands of 
people protested the war in 
more than 220 cities around 
the country on a weekend in 

Meanwhile, the U.S. sent 
almost as many aircraft carriers 
and troops into the Persian Gulf 
as were there during the 1991 
Persian Gulf War. 




John Allen Muhammed and John 
Lee Malvo were accused of carrying 
out a string of sniper shootings that 
killed 10 people and wounded three 
others during a three-week period in 
the Washington, D.C., area. Victims, 
who were selected at random during 
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Memorial services were held around 
the country on the anniversary of 
Sept. 11, which President George W. 
Bush proclaimed Patriot Day. One 
year after the attacks on the World 
Trade Center and the Pentagon, the 
sluggish American economy still felt 
the effects. News about Afghanistan 
diminished, but al Qaeda and 
Osama bin Laden were still in the 
news. Debate continued about what 
should be built at the Ground Zero 

site, and colleges were asked to turn 
over personal information about 
their foreign students and teachers 
to the FBI. 

The country continued to pursue 
Osama bin Laden and other threats to 
national security in its War on Terror. 
Sometimes the war was subtle, and 
sometimes it was very noticeable. 
The Immigration and Naturalization 
Service began to fingerprint and 
photograph men who entered the 

United States from 1 8 Middle Eastern 
countries. Bush signed a Homeland 
Security bill into law that created 
a new federal department devoted 
to preventing future attacks and 
allowed commercial airline pilots to 
carry guns. 

The director of the FBI announced 
that his organization had thwarted 
almost 1 00 terrorist attacks since Sept 
1 1 , 2001 . He said some of the attacks 
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Nine Pennsylvania miners emerged 
one-by-one from a small, dark, flooded 
chamber 240 feet below the surface 

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three days. The ordeal began when 

mine burst through a breached wall 
and filled the shaft in which they were 
working. Rescuers worked around the 
clock to free the men, who surfaced 
relatively unscathed. J^ 

The Roman Catholic Church was 
immersed in a scandal involving 
forbidden sex and molestation, as well 
as widespread cover-ups at the hands 
of some of its most prominent officials. 
At the center of it all was the Boston 
Archdiocese, where Cardinal Bernard 
Law resigned under pressure from 
allegations that he withheld knowledge 
of priests sexually abusing children. ^ 

The West Nile virus captured the 
nation's attention during the summer 
as it spread from coast to coast. The 
mosquito-transmitted virus, which 
leads to fever, head and body aches, and 
sometimes encephalitis or meningitis, 
killed approximately 250 citizens in 
2002. ► 





Seven astronauts perished when the 
Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart 
over central Texas as it reentered the 
atmosphere. The tragedy occurred less 
than 20 minutes before the planned 
landing at the Kennedy Space Center. 
An investigation into the cause of the 
accident initially centered on possible 
damage to the craft's protective tiles 
from flying debris during takeoff. ▼ 

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Highly publicized stories of missing 
children prompted talk of a nationwide 
Amber Alert system. The system, 
already in place in several states, is used 
to broadcast descriptions of missing 
children and their abductors over radio, 
TV and electronic highway signs. Some 
parents considered buying devices like 
the global positioning watch for their 
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The economy, still trying to re-build 
itself after Sept. 11, continued to 
struggle. Millions of Americans 
were out of jobs as the national 
unemployment rate hit an eight-year 
high. Holiday shoppers spent less than 
economists expected, and a record 
number of people lost their homes 
when they could not make their 
mortgage payments. -4 

Accounting scandals continued this 
year as WorldCom replaced Enron 
as the nation's largest bankruptcy. 
Thousands of workers lost their jobs 
and retirement savings because of the 
scandals, and the SEC began requiring 
that CEOs verify financial statements 
for their publicly held companies to 
boost investor confidence. Officers 
whose statements were found 
incorrect could face criminal charges 
and possible jail time. p- 



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ifornia environmentalist Robert 
;ack was arrested on smuggling 
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A man who had been adrift at sea 
for four months was rescued by the 
crew of a U.S. Navy ship after he 
was spotted near Costa Rica by a 
military aircraft. Richard Van Pham, 
the 62-year-old man, said he survived 
by drinking rainwater he collected in 
a bucket and eating fish and seagulls. 
He had only intended to take a short 
sailing trip, but the wind broke his 
mast, and his radio quit working. A 


Sixty of Chicago's public schools 
received $1 0,000 as part of a new 
system of incentives that focuses on 
raising test scores. The program is 
part of the district's new system of 
accountability, which before had 

ctioned schools that perfor 

irly on the tests. 

Did you watch 

the first season of 

American Idol? 

a) Every week 19% 

b) Once in awhile 33.1% 

c) Never 48% 

Chicago danced its way to 1 3 Oscar 
nominations, more than any other film 
in the 2003 Academy Award race. The 
musical earned the coveted Best Picture 
nomination and acting nominations for 
four of its stars, including lead actress 
Renee Zellweger, supporting actresses 
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen 
Latifah, and supporting actor John C. 
Reilly. Director Rob Marshall was also 
nominated. -^ 

Kelly Clarkson was voted the first 
American Idol and won a $1 million 
recording contract in the summer's 
most-watched TV show. The show's 
success spawned talent searches on 
other major TV networks, as well as a 
second season of American Idol, a book 
and a movie. ^ ► 

Martin Scorsese's epic Gangs of New 
York grabbed a second highest 10 
Oscar nominations, including Best 
Picture and Best Director, in the 2003 
Academy Award race. Lead actor 
Daniel Day-Lewis earned a nomination 
and the movie also earned Oscar nods 
for Best Original Screenplay, Best 
Cinematography and Best Original 
Song, U2's The Hands That Built 
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It was a year of sequels as Harry Potter 
and the Chamber of Secrets and The 
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers hit 
theaters. The Two Towers outperformed 
its predecessor in its opening weekend, 
and later earned six Oscar nominations. 
The Chamber of Secrets was on target 
to match the success of the first Harry 
Potter movie. ▼ ► 



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Even more television airtime was 
devoted to the reality TV bandwagon 
this year. Reality series debuts 
this year included Joe Millionaire, 

series debut of the season, The 
Bachelorette, The Oshournes, and 
High Sch(x>l Reunion. A 

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Spiderman sold a record number 
of DVDs the first weekend it was 
available in stores. The movie also 
broke the record for biggest opening 
weekend ever in theaters, a record 
previously held by Harry Potter and 
the Sorcerers Stone. A 

My Big Fat Greek Wedding, a romantic 
comedy about a Greek woman who 
falls for a non-Greek man, became the 
biggest independent film release ever in 
the U.S. The movie cost only $5 million 
to make and grossed more than $200 
million at the box office. ▼ ► 

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favorite TV show 
this school year? 

1 . Friends 

2. The Simpsons 

3. The' 

The Winston Man 

Raymond Leopold, the Winston M, 
model who appeared in cigarette a 
in the late 70s, filed a federal lawsui 
seeking $65 million in punitive damage 
from the R.j. Reynolds Co. Leopold cite 
the remorse and stress he has suffere 
from the role he played in contributin 
to smoking-related illnesse" : 
influenced by the ads. 


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Nicole Kidman found herself facing 
•-million defamation lawsuit 
..y a man accused of stalking 
r. Matthew Hooker, who had been 
placed under a restraining order for 
his harassment of the actress, claimed 
"-? stalker label was detrimental to his 


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al Geographic made headlines 
en it released its first swimsuit 
le. albeit not as revealing as one 

titer's annual look at the 
ntily clad. A special collector's 
ition sold only on newsstands, the 
issue chronicled the swimsuit over the 


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The Osbourne family, with a smash 
reality TV hit after its first season on 
MTV, seemed to be everywhere in 
2002 with merchandising and book 
deals totaling in excess of $20 million. 
Along the way, The Osbournes won 
an Emmy, the family hosted the 30th 
Annual American Music Awards, Ozzy 
was honored with a Hollywood Walk 
of Fame star, and Kelly recorded her 
first album. 

Die Another Day became the biggest- 
opening James Bond movie ever, 
earning an estimated $47 million its first 
weekend to break the record previously 
held by The World is Not Enough. The 
film starred Pierce Brosnan as James 
Bond and Oscar-winner Halle Berry as 
a female agent. -4 

Spies and espionage were 
rage on TV with shows like FO 
24 starring Kiefer Sutherland ai 
ABC's Alias with Jennifer Garner. 
Both in their sophomore seasons, the 
shows captured a wide audience an ' 
consistently finished strong in lli 
weekly Nielsen ratings. 

After a 16-month hiatus, HBO's smas 
mob hit, 7fte Sopranos, returned for il 

mainly to creator David C 
meticulous crafting of every show, from 
script to music to final edit. Meanwhile, 
Chase hinted that the fifth season might 
be the show's last. 

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.„r more than 30 weeks. A tale of ra^" 
and murder, readers found the story 
be less about tragedy and more 
**-e resiliency of the human spiri 

•4 A few surprises took place at the 
54th Annual Emmy Awards as some 
old favorites and a newcomer won 
trophies for television excellence. 
Friends finally took home the prize 
for Best Comedy after eight years 
and four nominations, while star 
Jennifer Aniston won her first Emmy 
as Lead Actress in a Comedy. Michael 
Chiklis grabbed the Lead Actor in a 
Drama award for his role on FX's The 
Shield. Another big winner was NBC's 
The West Wing with four Emmys, 
including Best Drama. HBO and 
NBC received the most honors with 
each earning 24 awards. In addition, 
Oprah Winfrey was honored with the 
first Bob Hope Humanitarian Award 
which was established to recognize 
Hope's pioneering and humanitarian 
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Each member of 'NSync tried a project 
on his own. Justin Timberlake released 
a solo album, Joey Fatone performed in 
a Broadway musical, Chris Kirkpatrick 
designed clothes, Lance Bass trained for 
a Russian space mission, and JC Chasez 
began recording his own album. M ► 

R&B vocalist Ashanti took home eight 
trophies from the Billboard Music 
Awards, winning each category for 
which she was nominated. She was 
also named the best new pop/rock 
and hip-hop/R&B artist at the 
American Music Awards and Choice 
Breakout Artist at the Teen Choice 
Awards. Ashanti also received five 
Grammy Award nominations. ▼ ► 


The British musical group The Plai 
uduced a 60-second piece 
ice on its latest album, crea 
troversy with representative 
late composer John Cage, who 
credited with writing 433 (273 secc 
of silence). Lawyers threatened to 
for violation of copyright, but fa 
•vhen they could not specify wh id 
le 273 seconds had been copie 

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An anonymous bidder paid n 
i $1 1 5,000 for a large, vacu 
..ced lock of Elvis Presley's hair ii 
online auction hosted by lllinois-b. 
' -troNet Incorporated. The Kin 
i's former barber, Homer Gillel 
collected the hair. He gave i 
id Tom Morgan, who then put i 
the auction block. 

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school year? 

1 . The Eminem Show 

2. Nellyville 

3. 8 Mile 

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their favorite Yuletide carol. T 
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canned goods to a local food I 

in exchange for having their tic 


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endary composers Gershwin and 
sa were enlisted to help the Boston 
isit police drive away delinquent 
is loitering in one of the city's high- 
he subway stations. Authorities 
an piping in a mix of show tunes 
marches to the dismay of area 

youth, who have since found other 

places to hang out. 

Rapper Jay-Z went back to school 
as a principal during his 10-city 
Principal for a Day tour. Local 
radio contests determined which 
schools he visited to promote 
education and his Blueprint 2 
CD. At each of the schools, he 
performed the daily duties of the 
principal and spoke to the student 
body. *- 

John Entwistle, bass player for The 
Who, died of a heart attack at age 
57 at the Hard Rock Hotel and 
Casino in Las Vegas. Also known 
as Thunderfingers, he died just one 
day before the group was to begin a 
North American tour. ► 

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Columbian superstar Shakira 
won awards in every category 
for which she was nominated at 
the first Latin MTV Video Music 
Awards, including best female 
artist, best pop artist, artist of 
the year, video of the year, and 
best artist from the north region. 
The top male artist honors went 
to Juanes, a folk rock singer from 
Columbia. ^A^ 

e charts with stirring songs that 
cused on the people affected by the 
jept. 1 1 attacks. The tribute album, 
which was his first studio release of 
all-new material since 1995, struck a 
"hord with a grieving public and served 
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Published by Riverhead Books, Kurt 
Cobain: The Journals sparked a whole 
new debate on the life and death of the 
troubled, yet influential, musician. An 
800-page volume, the book consists of 
23 of Cobain's private diaries, written 
from 1987 up until his suicide in April 

Michael Jackson caused an uproar 
by dangling his 9-month-old baby 
off a four-story balcony in Berlin as 
he greeted fans. The pop star later 
offered an apology, saying he got 
caught up in the moment and would 
never intentionally endanger the lives 


Bee Gees' singer Maurice Gibb died 
at 53 from a heart attack. Gibb sang 
with his brothers in the Bee Gees for 
more than 40 years and also played 
bass and keyboards for the band. 
Their soundtrack to the 1977 movie, 
Saturday Night Fever, is often credited 
with launching the worldwide disco 

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Elvis set a personal record this year, 
25 years after his death: he had his 
first album to debut at number one 
on the Billboard chart. RCA records 
released Elvis 30 #1 Hits for the 25th 
anniversary of The King's death, which 
jumped immediately to number one in 
the U.S. and 1 7 other countries. ► 

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this school year? 


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3. Nelly 

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Jam Master Jay died after a man 
entered his recording studio and 
shot him during a recording session. 
Jay, born Jason Mizell, was 37. 
Mizell was a founding member of 
pioneering rap group Run-DMC, 
which he helped form with Run, 
Joseph Simmons, and DMC, Darryl 
McDaniels. ▲ 

A Vanessa Carlton, Avril Lavigne , 
■4 and Michelle Branch were the 
new kind of pop sensations this year 
as teens turned away from the music 
popularized by Britney Spears and 
Christina Aguilera. Lavigne's debut 
album Let Go was the third biggest- 
selling album of the year, and Lavigne 
was nominated for five Grammy 

Richard Harris, classically trained 
actor of stage and film, died at age 
72. Already an accomplished performer, 
he became known to a new generation 
of moviegoers playing the headmaster 
Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry 
Potter films. 4T 

Actor Christopher Reeve announced that 
he could move his wrist, feet and fingers 
seven years after he was paralyzed in a 
horseback riding accident. Reeve credited 
his improvement to years of physical 
therapy and never giving up. 

Sen. Trent Lott made national headlines 
after he made comments favoring a 
presidential candidate who had run his 
campaign on a platform of segregation. 
Lott stepped down from serving as the 
Republican Party's majority leader, and 
Sen. Bill Frist was voted the new Senate 
majority leader. ^ 

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2. Mel Gibson 

3. Eminem 


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Rap artist Eminem was the year's top- 
selling musical artist. The Eminem 
Show so\d more copies than any other 
album, and the soundtrack to 8 Mile, a 
movie that starred Eminem, came in at 
number five. The Eminem Show won a 
Grammy as the top Rap Album, as well 
as received four other nominations. 
He also won four American Music, 
two Billboard Music, and four MTV 
Music Video awards. A 

It was a successful year for actor Denzel 
Washington, who made his debut as a 
director with Antwone Fisher, a film 
about a foster child confronting his 
past. Washington was also named 
Entertainment Weekly's Entertainer of 
the Year. 

A 55-year-old West Virginia man won 
the biggest Powerball jackpot ever. 
Andrew "Jack" Whittaker opted to 
receive all his money up front - about 
$112 million after taxes. Whittaker 
planned to donate 10 percent of 
the money to pastors and to rehire 
employees whom he was forced to 
layoff earlier in the year. ► 

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ilwaukee, Wis., Police Lt. Andre 
lewenter, one of the country's oldes 
live police officers, retired at the age 
86. The great-grandfather earned 
salutation from President George 
'. Bush for more than six decades of 
corated service in law enforcement. 


Ate How Many? 

New York Subway conductor Eri 
Booker gobbled down 21 baseball 
sized matzo balls to set a record am. 
win the 6th Annual Matzo Ball Eating 
Contest sponsored by a local deli. 
Booker won a $2,500 gift certificate 
in the charity event, which benefits 
metropolitan-area soup kitchens. 

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*ter 104 days of riding one 
rgest and fastest roller coastei 

lilt, Chicago University instructor 

Richard Rodriguez succeeded in 
breaking his 15th world record. 
During his 10-hour days aboard 
Germany's Expedition GeForce he 
read newspapers, listened to music 
and talked on his cell phone. 


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ga Kosak bested 80 other contestan 
om 10 countries to win the fir 
World Extreme Ironing Championship. 
Participants were judged on their ability 
to iron under the highest degree of 
difficulty possible, such as ironing 
while bouncing on a trampoline, while 
surfboarding and while hanging upside 
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Who was this 
year's best actress? 

1 . Jennifer Lopez 

2. Julia Roberts 

3. Halle Berry 

The national news media began 
calling Reese Witherspoon America's 
Sweetheart after the film Sweet 
Home Alabama broke the record for 
the biggest-opening for a romantic 
comedy. The record was previously 
held by Runaway Bride, which starred 
Julia Roberts. ▼ 


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Time magazine named Cynthia 
Cooper, Coleen Rowley and 
Sherron Watkins its Persons of 
the Year. All three women chose 
to confront their superiors about 
cover-ups going on within their 
organizations, and their efforts 
were leaked to the media. Cooper 
let WorldCom know about its 

phony bookkeeping practices, 
Rowley told the FBI that it 
had neglected to look into a 
potential terror suspect who 
was later involved in the Sept. 1 1 
attacks, and Watkins informed 
Enron officials that some of the 
company's accounting methods 
were improper. 




A jury found actress Winona Ryder 
guilty of shoplifting more than 
$5,500 of clothes from a Beverly 
Hills' Saks Fifth Avenue store. Ryder's 
case received ongoing media attention 
for months. Ryder's sentence included 
performing 480 hours of community 
service, attending counseling 
and paying $10,000 in fines and 
restitution. -4 

Fred Rogers, better known as Mister 
Rogers of the PBS program, Mister 
Rogers' Neighborhood, died at age 
74 of stomach cancer. A cultural icon 
to generations of children, he viewed 
his shows as a way to reach young 
people and give them a foundation for 
a good life. -4 

Lance Bass of 'NSync lobbied to be 
the first celebrity in space and even 
began training at the Johnson Space 
;r. Plans to join a future mission 
e International Space Station 
derailed when his sponsors were 
e to raise the $20 million fare. 



Questions arose about whether Martha 
Stewart sold imClone Systems stock 
based on illegal inside knowledge. 
Stewart claimed she had no idea the 
stock's price was soon to fall when 
she sold it, but a congressional panel 
continued to investigate Stewart's 
trades. -4 

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/ice columnist Ann Landers, di 
e 83. A flagship of the Chica 
ne, the Ann Landers feature v 
)f the most widely syndicat 
paper columns in the wor 
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In a single game, the Tampa Bay 
Buccaneers made up for nearly 
20 years of being the NFL's bad 
joke by routing the favored 
Oakland Raiders, 48-21, in Super 
Bowl XXXVII. With the league's 
number one defense, a much- 
improved offense and riding the 
intensity of first-year coach Jon 
Gruden, the Bucs rolled through 
the regular season to win the 
NFC South. They won on the 
road against Philadelphia in the 
conference championship game 
to earn the franchise's first trip 
to the Super Bowl. In becoming 
World Champions, Tampa Bay 
buried the past and helped earn its 
defense a place as one of the best 
ever alongside the 2000 Ravens 
and Pittsburgh's "Steel Curtain" 
of the 1970s. -^ 

Former NBA standout Magic Johnson 
was inducted into the Basketball Hall 
of Fame. Johnson, who scored mor 
than 1 7,000 points in the NBA, and le 
the LA Lakers to five championship. 1 
first retired from basketball after h 
tested positive for HIV in 1 991 . After 
returning to play in a few games during 
the '95-'96 season, he retired again. ▼ 





The Anaheim Angels won games six 
and seven of the all-California World 
Series, edging out the San Francisco 
Giants. Threats of a late-season 
baseball strike had fans wondering 
lether there would be a series, 
t the strike was averted with a 
w labor contract that included 
revenue-sharing plan and a drug 
revention program. ■^▼►' 







II of Fame quarterback Johnny 
.jitas died of a heart attack at 69. 
Unitas was the first to throw for 40,000 
yards, and broke nearly every NFL 
record for his position in his 18-year 
career. Unitas, who retired in 1 973, still 
holds the record for completing at least 
one touchdown pass in 47 consecutive 
games, a record set during the 1 959-60 

favorite sport 


a. Football 39.9% 

b. Basketball 23.8% 

c. Baseball 8.4% 

d. Soccer 7.6% 

e. Wrestling 4.4% 

Tennis star Serena Williams continued 
her extraordinary run with a win in the 
Australian Open, where she defeated 
older sister Venus in the finals. It was 
her fourth-straight Grand Slam victory 
following wins at the French Open, 
Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. She 
was only the sixth woman ever to win 


Baseball games around the country 
turned into memorial services on the 
one-year anniversary of Sept. 11, with 
American flags flying at half-mast in 
every ballpark and the words "We Shall 
Not Forget" lighting up every electronic 
message board. At 9:1 1 p.m., all games 
were suspended for a moment of silence 
and a video presentation in memory of 
those who died in the attacks. -^ ► 

A Devoted Fan, 
Even In Death 

Pittsburgh's Paul Wellener was a 
lifelong football fan and, thanks to his 
family, his unbridled passion for the 
■me has followed him even in death, 
hen Wellener, a Steelers season ticket 
■Icier for 42 years, died unexpectedly, 
s family found a fitting marker for his 
ave: two weathered seats from the 
iree Rivers Stadium auction. 


Kid's Got Guts 

Rookie defensive end Dennis Johnson 
of the Arizona Cardinals revealed that 
he started dominating the gridiron at 
an early age, beginning his high school 
football career at age 6. As a 5-foot-7, 
170-pound second-grader, Johnson 
came off the bench to play in several 
games for Harrodsburg (Ky.) High School 
<*oing head-to-head with opponents 
iree times older than him. 

Let Go 

Of My Lego! 

Somebody has quite a conversation 
piece — or maybe just a big pile of 
Legos. Thieves at the annual sports 
equipment Super Show in Las Vegas 
made off with a replica Stanley Cup 
trophy, which was made entirely of 
6,000 Lego bricks. The replica cup was 
on display to promote the company's 
new line of Lego NHL Hockey sets. 

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Ted Williams, baseball's last major 
league player to bat over .400 in 
a season, died at 83 of cardiac 
arrest. News of his death was soon 
overshadowed by a legal battle 
between his children, who disagreed 
about whether his body should be 
cremated or cryogenically frozen. -^ 

Hnida became the first woman ever 
to play in a Division 1-A football game 
when she attempted an extra point in 
the Las Vegas Bowl. Hnida's team, the 
New Mexico Lobos, lost the game to 
the UCLA Bruins, 27-1 3. 

That Stings! 

Two competitive adult dodge ball 
leagues have formed in San Francisco 
during the past year. The first of their 
kind, the San Francisco Bombardment 
Society and the Bay Area Blood Warriors 
schedule matches with rules similar to 
the popular playground game. 

* Ohio State Buckeyes won their first 
college football national championship 
since 1968 in a double-overtime game 
in the Fiesta Bowl. The Buckeyes 
defeated the heavily favored Miami 
Hurricanes, 31-24, in a game that 
many national publications touted as 
the best college football game of all 
time. The win ended Miami's 34-game 
winning streak. ► 

After 13 seasons, Emmitt Smith of the 
Dallas Cowboys holds the National 
Football League's all-time rushing 
record, surpassing the late Walter 
" y ton's previous record of 16,726 
rds. After the season ended, there 
was talk that Smith's salary and age 
would keep him from returning to the 
team. In February, team owner Jerry 
Jones released him. ^ 

Notre Dame's first-year football coach 
Tyrone Willingham, the first black head 
coach in school history, led the Fighting 
Irish to a 1 0-2 record and a spot in the 
Gator Bowl. The season included 
an eight-game winning streak and 
an impressive turnaround fron 
previous year's 5-6 record. 

ianonai enairman nootie 
Johnson started a maelstrom of 
controversy with his angry response to 
a letter requesting that the prestigious 
Georgia golf club, home of the Masters 
Tournament, admit women. Johnson 
stood firm in his opposition through the 
resulting media frenzy and criticism. 

Who was this year's 
most noteworthy athlete? 

I.Kobe Bryant 

2. Alan Iverson 

3. Lebron James 

Annika Sorenstam completed the most 
dominant season the LPGA Tour has 
seen in nearly four decades by winning 
1 3 times around the world, including 
a major. En route to shattering her 
own scoring record, the 32-year-old 
Swede finished out of the top 10 only 
three times. 


The :-) turned 20 this year. IBM 
researcher Scott Fahlman first typed 
the smiley face in an online message 
in 1982. 

Wake up, Sleepyhead! A 16-year-old 
German student invented a bed with 
an electric motor that gradually raises 
the bed's mattress for five minutes after 
an alarm goes off. After five minutes, 
the sleepyhead has to get out of bed or 
be forced onto the floor. 

Consumers began to wonder whether 
hybrid cars would become mainstream 
after General Motors Corp., the world's 
largest auto maker, announced it would 

utility vehicles. Hybrids use a mixture 
of electricity and gas, making them 
more fuel-efficient. ▼ 


Researchers found out that duct tape 
removes warts just as well as freezing 
them with liquid nitrogen. Just apply, 
wait six days, remove the tape, soak the 
area in water, scrape the area with a 
pumice stone, and apply again. Experts 
say the tape irritates the warts and 
triggers the immune system to attack 
them, and they say this approach does 
not hurt. 

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This year, Mississippi became the first 
state ever to have an online computer 
in each public school classroom. 

Reporters writing about the new 
James Bond movie Die Another Day 
received self-destructing DVDs to 
preview the movie's scenes. A letter 
from the movie's fictional character Q 
accompanied the discs, warning that 
the content would only be available 
for 36 hours. After that, Q wrote, the 
disc makes a nice coaster. 

Companies continued to cram gadgets 
into cell phones, eliminating the need 
for people to carry PDAs or computers 
along with their phones. The new 
generation of phones can take digital 
pictures, access the internet, send and 
receive email and instant messages, 
and download video games and ring 
tones. ^- 


New studies revealed that ribonucleic 
acid (RNA) is capable of taking charge 
of the genetic process, commanding 
gene activity, or even deleting entire 
sections of DNA. Researchers hope 
that RNA will play a vital role in 
the war against cancer and other 

A worm called Sapphire was unleashed 
on tens of thousands of internet servers, 
resulting in the shutdown of computer 
systems, a blackout of automatic teller 
machines and a bog down of web 
traffic. The author of the worm, if 
caught and convicted, could face harsh 
punishment under new U.S. anti-terror 

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A fossil unearthed in Africa was dated 
at between 6 and 7 million years old, 
pushing the date of the earliest known 
human ancestor back more than 3 
million years. The nearly complete 
skull, nicknamed Toumai, had some 
apelike features, but the shape of its 
teeth and lower face suggested human 

The Kroger Company, the 
country's largest grocery chain, 
tested finger imaging at three 
of its Texas stores as a new way 
for customers to pay for their 
groceries. When customers 
signed up for the program, their 
credit or debit card information 
was linked to their fingerprint, 
so they no longer needed to 
take their wallets to the store. 
The Penn Cambria district in 
Pennsylvania allows its students 
to pay for their lunches in the 
same manner. It is one of about. 
35 districts trying the biometric 
program. Other schools across 
the nation used the system in 
their libraries. ► 


Environmentally friendly cars powered 
by hydrogen made their debut in Los 
Angeles when the city's mayor signed 
a lease for city employees to try five 
of the cars. Automakers said this was 
an important first step, but the cars 
probably will not be sold to the general 
public for another 1 years. ^ 

How It Works 

dynamics of the stadium wave were 
jlated and published in a scientific 
nal by a University of Hungary 
professor. Tamas Vicsek used mathematical 
models written to study the spread of fo — 
fires and applied them to the wave, 
analysis shows it only takes a few do 
fans to trigger a wave. It will m 
clockwise at a rate of 20 seats per sec 


The Cosmos 

Astronomers Karl Glazebrook and 
Baldry finally got that nagging "What 
is the universe?" question answered, 
color is Cosmic Latte. The color-nam 
contest evolved from the scienti 
speculation of what color the unive 
would be if all its light were taken together. 
Their initial findings said light green before 
i finally settled on beige. 

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Kyoto University researchers discove 
some primates, specifically cert 
varieties of lemurs, eat plants contair 
poisonous tannins prior to giving bii 
tins in small doses naturally incr 
: production and veterinarians 
n to prevent failed pregnant 
ntists say this makes the lemur 
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A Northern California town sold on 
eBay for almost $1.8 million. The 
owners of Bridgeville, Calif, decided 
to auction the town on eBay after their 
conventional attempts to sell the town 
failed. The town includes a post office, 
a cemetery and more than a dozen 
houses and cabins. -^ 

puter programmer Boris Tsikanovsky 
loped software to stop his car, Squirrel, 
i dragging prey into the house. Squi 
se special collar allows her to exit 
:r through a magnetized door, oi 
is dead mice and birds in the furnit 
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Tablet PCs hit store shelves this year. 
These new laptops allow users to 
handwrite their messages directly on 
the screen instead of typing them, 
making them a popular choice for 
taking notes in classes and meetings. 
The average price: about $2,200. -4 A 

Tom Christerson celebrated the one- 
year anniversary of his artificial heart 
transplant in September. He died six 
months later. Christerson, 71, was the 
longest-living AbioCor recipient so far. 
The AbioCor heart, a softball-sized 
pump made of plastic and titanium, 
runs on batteries and fits within a 
patient's chest. ^ 


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Almost one fifth of U.S. counties 
used electronic voting machines in 
November, the highest percentage to 
date. The change was prompted by 
lawmakers' concern about Florida's 
ballot controversy in the 2000 
presidential election. -4 A ► 


Bratz dolls outsold Barbie as America's 
best-selling fashion doll for six months in a 
row. In response, Mattel created My Scene 
Barbie, a newer doll who wears platform 
shoes, low-rise jeans, more makeup, and 
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several stars crossed over from one 
entertainment genre to another, the most 
common of which involved musicians making- 
movies. Actress/pop star Jennifer Lopez was 
one example. She starred in two movies 
this year, released a top-selling CD, opened 
a restaurant and even launched a perfume. 
Other stars crossing over included Eminem 
and Kid Rock making their film debuts. ^ 

The Institute of Medicine changed 
its recommendations for Americans' 
diets and exercise regimes. Under 
the new guidelines, everyone should 
participate in at least one hour of 
physical activity each day and should 
eat a recommended percentage of 
carbohydrates, fats and proteins. 
McDonald's cut the amount of bad 
fat in its fries, Chicken McNuggets 

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man sued McDonald's and three other 
major fast-food chains for allegedly 
making him fat. 

A few weeks later, a lawyer sued 
McDonald's on behalf of obese 
children. The suits were later thrown 
out by a federal judge who said the 
law is not in place to protect people 
from their own excesses. The cases 
argued that the fast-food chains never 
gave a clear warning about the foods' 
danger. -*J ▲ 

Hewlett Packard introduced 
personal computer that works lik 
a TV. The computer comes with a 
remote control and a TV tuner, and 
users can play and record TV shows 
and digital music. £ 

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