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from the Editor 

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To the Graduating Class of 2009, 

Receiving this book marks your final year at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. As a freshman, 
I remember people telling me how fast it was going to fly by — I never believed them. Four years later, 
a lifetime worth of memories, and friends that will last a lifetime, it is time to say good-bye to UMD and 
hello to a new chapter of our lives. 

These are the times you are going to look back on, and reminisce being the best years of your life. You 
will remember the times you spent studying until 2AM and skipping class to get a few extra hours of 
sleep. The times you made the Dean's list and the look on your proud parents' face. The times spent in 
student organization meetings or playing on Cressy field. The times partying on Thirsty Thursday and 
nights spent with Captain Morgan and Smirnoff. 

Many lessons have been learned; bad decisions have been made, along with good ones. Whatever 
you take from your experience here did not necessarily come from a lecture, a classroom, or even during 
a teacher's office hours. It might have come to you in the most unexpected place, like a friend's apart- 
ment, during a drunken heart to heart, or in a fight with a roommate. It is these people who made you 
the person you are, the ones who helped your college life be such a success. These are the moments 
that change your outlook on life. The bonds created during your years here are life-long. 

What happens now is unpredictable and unknown. The future holds so many possibilities. Embrace 
each and every new experience, because with each experience comes self-discovery. We have all cer- 
tainly gone through many changes since freshman year. Whether these changes are subtle or evident, 
they are what help you realize who you truly are and who you want to be. This book is a reflection 
of your success here, so that in years to come, you can look back on all these unforgettable memories. 

The best of luck to all and congratulations! 


Soraya Jonet-Branco 
Editor in Chief, '09 

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the building blocks for this university 


campus events that join students together 


greek life, adding colorful substance to the university 


umd sports strengthening school spirits 


seniors structuring the basis of their careers and accomplishments 


organizations creating a close environment 


giving credit to the individuals that held us together 

Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2012 with funding from 

Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries 

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Jen Morse copy editor 

Behind these walls our lives were controlled by structure. Whether it was 
family responsibilities, due dates, deadlines, or social time — our lives were 
molded around our environment. Our curriculum structured our career paths, 
our classrooms facilitated learning, and our minds developed goals to attain. 

Behind these walls the different elements of UMD made us who we are 
today and developed our current paths. Whether it was the classes that 
developed our skills, or the schedules that we worked around so perfectly, 
structure was the basis for our careers, failures, and success while here. 

Behind these walls we all learned how to pull strings, make excuses, de- 
velop our skills, and make lifelong friends. We were provided with structure 
and support to guide us, and in turn we will provide these motivators to 
others in the future. 

Behind these walls UMD was not just a school, it was a time line, a goal, 
an accomplishment, and most importantly a way of life. 

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College of Arts and Sciences 

Steven Grise photographer 

Associate Dean 


William Hogan 
William Nelles 

African and African-American Studies 


Chemistry and Biochemistry 




Foreign Literature & Languages 


Liberal Arts 


Medical Laboratory Science 

Multidisciplinary Studies 


Policy Studies 

Political Science 



Sociology & Anthropology 



Indie Studies 

Judaic Studies 

Policy Studies 



Religious Studies 

Women's Studies 

African and African-American Studies 

Social Science 

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Ellen Peacock 

Associate Dean 

Matthew H. Roy 




Human Resources Management 



Management Information Systems 



Operations Management 

General Business Administration 





General Business Administration 

Human Resource Management 

International Business 

Management Information Systems 


Operations Management 

MBA (accredited by AACSCB) 
Management Certificate 
Post-Masters Certificate Program 
MBA/JD Joint Degree Program 

Charlton College of Business 

Yearbook Archives 

College of Engineering 

Yearbook Archives 


Robert E. Peck 

Associate Deans 

Tesfay Meressi and Paul Calvert 


Civil Engineering 

Computer Engineering 

Computer Science 

Electrical Engineering 

Engineering Generic Classes 

Materials and Textiles 

Mechanical Engineering 



Civil & Environmental Engineering 

Computer Engineering 

Computer Science 

Electrical Engineering 

Mechanical Engineering 



Textile Chemistry 

Textile Technology 

Electrical Engineering 

College of Nursing 


James A. Fain 


Nursing (RN-BSN) 


Adult Health Nurse Practitioner 

Advanced Practice in Adult Health 

Community Nursing Advanced Practice 

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College of Visual and Performing Arts 

Steven Grise photographer 

Yearbook Archives 


Adrian Tid 



Associate Dean 

Charlotte Hamin 

Fine Arts 


Art Education 


Art Education 

Art History 



Digital Media 

Digital Media 


Graphic Design/Letter Form 



Graphic Design 





Painting/2D Studies 




Sculpture/3D Studies 


Textile Design/Fiber Arts 

Wood/Furniture Design 


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Courtney Nunes writer 

The truth behind the staircases, tunnels, and those stories you've heard 

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After all the time you spent at UMD, you might 
think you've learned all there is to know about 
the campus, but unless you've heard of a man 
named Paul Rudolph you don't know the half of 
it. Over the years, students have passed along 
the myths and legends of UMD from one class 
to the next. But ever wonder what was fact and 
what was fiction? 

Among the crazy stories is the tale of Rudolph, 
the supposed Satanist architect, who designed 
the structure of the campus and its buildings. 
Rumor has it that he committed suicide by jump- 
ing from the bell tower, but in fact it was cancer 
that took his life in 1997. While it is said that 
an overhead view of the campus will reveal 
that the buildings create a pentagram, this is 
about as true as the story of the suicidal archi- 
tect. There is no pentagon visible from above, 
and contrary to popular belief, the benches 
were not made to represent the number 666, 
but rather seashells. 

As for those of you who've ever seen A Clock- 
work Orange and believe the school's architec- 
ture was designed after the mental institution 
in the film — it's not. The buildings were actu- 
ally based on the style known as Brutalism, 
which usually consists of striking, repetitive, 
angular geometries. 

Rudolph wanted to distinguish the campus 
from the outside world, while still providing 
a social environment. One thing you might have 
noticed while walking around campus is the 
relatively narrow stairs, which were apparently 
created in order to slow people down and 
allow them to appreciate the campus. Also, 
the concrete and large windows add to the feel- 
ing of being outdoors while remaining inside. 

Because a state educational television network 
was originally planned for the campus, it required 
a walk able network of underground tunnels for 
coaxial cable. These tunnels are said to connect 

the freshman buildings to the academic ones, 
which just may have come in handy when you 
had braved the rain, sleet, and snow to make 
it to class. 

Night Life 

Relieving the stress of college at the local hot spots 

Patrick Kadlik photographer 
Danielle Santoro writer 

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Year after year Thirsty Thursday was the one 
night of the week every college student acknowl- 
edged. It was an excuse to celebrate the ap- 
proaching weekend, relieve the stress of school 
work and have an amazing time. The moment 
classes were out it was time to contact all 
your friends and answer the night's toughest 
question, Where should we party? 

Luckily if you were 21 or had a decent fake ID 
you would be going to one of the nearby bars 
or clubs. Bar 908, The Catwalk and Jakes were 
some memorable places to attend. Waiting in 
line was unbearable, but once the bouncer gave 
you the ok to go on in, it was time to turn your 
frown upside down. 

Students frantically made there way to the bar 
and immediately made eye contact with the 
bartenders hoping to get served right away. With 
a drink in one hand, it was time to scope out the 
room and greet all of your friends. Who knows 

who you were going to run into, but you were 
guaranteed to see old acquaintances and even 
make some new friends. 

Early in the night, most people would socialize 
and casually watch a sports game. However, as 
the hours passed and a few more drinks were 
finished, the blaring music of the bar simply be- 
came irresistible. All those who say they couldn't 
dance were letting loose and grooving to the hyp- 
notic sounds. People were socializing and having 
fun. Others were working up the confidence to 
get someone's phone number or buy them a drink. 

Students snapped back to reality once the main 
lights turned on. Is it really necessary for me to 
go to class tomorrow and can I afford one more 
absence crossed many minds during the cab 
ride home. Nevertheless, there was no denying 
the excitement and memories of a bar night. 
Any troubles or concerns simply faded away 
when you were surrounded by friends in one 

of these hotspots. Fortunately for students, the 
next morning meant it was Friday and one step 
closer to the weekend. 

Patrick Kadlik photographer 

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UMD and the South Coast 

The UMass neighborhood offers more than meets the eye 

Cindy Welker photographer 
Laura Carroll writer 

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Trapped in a small dorm room or a concrete 
classroom, life within of Ring Road can seem 
restless and monotonous. However, undergrads 
need only travel short distances to explore the 
many options and opportunities offered by 
Southeastern Massachusetts. Though UMass 
is located in a suburban setting, the area can 
quell any students' shopping, entertainment, 
or eating desires. 

Simply driving down Route 6, restaurants close 
to campus range from quick bites to casual and 
cozy atmospheres. Cheap and convenient favor- 
ites such as Mirasol's famous for their quesadil- 
las and Chippis, Not Your Average Joe's brings 
customers to the table with their addictive bread, 
and Wasabi's infamous scorpion bowls were 
perfect for a night out. Those willing to spend 
an extra ten minutes will find a wealth of great 
places in New Bedford. Antonio's offers heaping 
portions of authentic Portuguese food, while 
No Problemo serves up unbeatable Mexican fare 
in a cozy and comfortable setting. 

Minutes away from No Problemo are two 
alternative options for shopping in New Bed- 
ford. Both Calico and Circa Vintage Wear 
are changing the way that people think about 
shopping in the South Coast. Though the Dart- 
mouth Mall is perfect for the everyday items 
at chains such as Old Navy and Express, both 
stores provide unique and reasonably priced 
items without making the trip elsewhere. 

Also nearby is the New Bedford Whaling Mu- 
seum where full-size whale skeletons hang from 
the ceiling of the immaculately kept, modern 
building where entertaining events and interest- 
ing exhibits are held regularly. Another historical 
must-see is the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River 
containing a Bed and Breakfast along with a 
museum. For less creepy endeavors, Carabiner's 
Indoor Climbing contains a giant rock-climbing 
wall that is both challenging and entertaining. 
Closer to campus, Flagship Cinemas plays the 
latest comedies and dramas, regularly offering 
student discounts. 

Though students can find all the aforemention- 
ed hotspots indoors, nature lovers will also be 
pleased to find outdoor havens on the South 
Coast as well. Buttonwood Park is the home 
to large fields where locals can be seen strolling 
and jogging at all times of day along with the 
Buttonwood Park Zoo which houses everything 
from iguanas to elephants. Sunbathers and 
swimmers seeking solace and sun can visit both 
Horseneck Beach in Westport and West Island 
in Fairhaven for a quick dip in the Atlantic. 

With all these alternatives, it's difficult to 
understand taking the half hour drive to Provi- 
dence or hour trek to Boston. When searching 
for fun on the South Coast, the answer is just 
a few steps away. 


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Move-In Weekend 

Farewells, fresh starts, and a lot of heavy lifting 

Alicia Petitti photographer 
Courtney Nunes writer 

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It was the day you had been waiting for all 
summer, the day when you said goodbye to 
structure and control and hello to independence. 
Little did you know that day would consist of 
waiting around for hours in the school's parking 
lots and emptying your life's possessions onto 
the sidewalk. 

Every year, move-in weekend offered students 
a fresh start to a new school year as thousands 
poured onto campus enlivening an otherwise 
ghost-like community. It began with students 
unpacking their things from the backs of hastily 
parked cars, and ended in tearful farewells 
to family and friends. 

As cars began pulling in, anxious students 
and parents littered the ground with boxes 
and bins packed with books, shoes, pillows, 
and video games. Calls of watch outand 
excuse me rang throughout the halls of the 
dorms as movers hauled televisions and 

refrigerators up the narrow staircases. Stu- 
dents wormed their way into the last possible 
elevator spots as they struggled with arms 
full of overflowing boxes of clothes, toilet paper, 
and shampoo. 

After hours of lugging around boxes and count- 
less trips back and forth to your dorm, it was 
time to say goodbye. As you insisted to your 
parents that you had everything you needed 
and that you would be fine, you knew you could 
still expect that phone call a few hours later 
from a worried mom or dad making sure that 
everything was okay. 

While new students entered the worn down 
freshman halls, upperclassmen looked forward 
to residing in the Woodland Apartments and 
Cedar Dell. For freshman, move-in weekend 
marked the beginning of discovery, challenges, 
and fun. For the first time, they would exper- 
ience the excitement of late night parties and 

the tedious chores that went along with inde- 
pendence. Sophomores and juniors anticipated 
returning to life as they had left it just one 
year earlier, and meeting up with old friends 
and new roommates. But for seniors, it be- 
gan the end of the ride, as they would relive 
all the fun and craziness for one last time. 

UMD Goes Green 

Students and staff lead the way to a greener future 

Erica Keenan photographer 
Courtney Nunes writer 

With all the talk about global warming, resource consumption, and the ever-increasing accumulation 
of garbage, UMass Dartmouth decided to join America in its national effort to go green in the fall 
of 2008. 

By signing the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, Chancellor Jean F. 
MacCormack agreed to enact campus efforts to become carbon neutral in the spring of 2007. Then, 
the Greater New Bedford Refuse District and the Town of Dartmouth helped fund the purchasing of an 
estimated $20,000 worth of recycling bins. 

One of the major changes you probably noticed was how far recycling had come over the past year, 
as blue receptacles marked for specific content were placed everywhere from the Campus Center 
to the classrooms. 

Housing Facilities Operations and Services also stepped up in instituting a pilot program in all residence 
halls for single stream recycling. Every dorm room was supplied with a blue tote bag for recyclables, 
and the freshman quad eliminated indoor trash cans completely. Allowing students to throw everything 
into the same bin without any sorting made recycling as simple as possible, in the hopes that more 
students would contribute to the effort. 

Incorporated into the program, Campus Dining Services had also taken strides in sustainability. 
A new policy was enacted in which all pre-consumed food preparation waste was saved up to be 
sent to local farms to use as fertilizer compost. While Campus Dining Services also took part 
in daily recycling of cans, bottles, and plastic, the Commuter Cafe offered reusable eco-clamshells 
for takeout food and optioned to use chinaware during lunch to reduce waste. 

Efforts in reducing paper waste were increased as the Carney Library launched a new print solution, 
which affected anyone printing from the CITS labs. This saved a lot of paper as an average of 800 sheets 
were printed daily, yet.never picked up. 

While the university made great strides in promoting waste reduction, students and staff have gone 
the extra mile in contributing to help save the planet. 

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Trojan Comedy Tour 

Learning the importance of safe sex through humor 

Patrick Kadlik photographer 
Danielle Santoro writer 

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Trojan Condoms has started a campus wide tour 
to motivate Americans to change their ways 
and start being safe when it comes to sex. 
Sexual heath is extremely important and many 
college students have not taken an active role 
in the decisions they make when it comes 
to their sex lives. Some students have assumed 
the view that certain things cannot happen 
to them. The truth is that anyone can be infected 
with an STD or HIV and it is essential to take 
precautionary measures. 

On September 24, 2008 the Trojan team came 
to campus to create awareness and get students 
more interested in their sexual well-being. One 
feature of this campus tour was a virtual roller 
coaster ride. Students lined up to view a short 
three minute film on the importance of condoms. 
Watching the movie on an omni screen, viewers 

actually felt like they were experiencing the 
motions of a roller coaster. People enjoyed 
this amusing mini-ride and also learned statistics 
of the risks involved with unprotected sex. 

Students also participated in trivia contests and 
won prizes based on their knowledge of STDs and 
other shocking statistics. Many considered the 
contests just about fun and games, but it was 
also a reality slap for others. Learning the outra- 
geous truths made students rethink some of 
their past choices and hopefully created a new 
mind set with this gained knowledge. 

The day of awareness continued into the night 
with a hilarious comedy show. Comedians Jordan 
Carlos, Julian McCullough and Steve Byrne were 
featured for this event. The comedians per- 
formed their acts and featured special jokes that 
reminded students the importance of taking care 

of their bodies. The jokes enabled listeners to 
comprehend appropriate sexual well-being in 
a humorous way. 

The day's events and unique approach really 
impacted students. Learning how easily people 
can be infected definitely made students think 
twice about not using a condom. It is your 
body and it is important to take care of it. Why 
let one bad judgment ruin your entire life? 

SAIL Weekend Events 

Working to create a closer community through music and laughter 

Erica Keenan photographer 
Danielie Santoro writer 

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On Saturday mornings the UMD campus used 
to look like a ghost town. The empty parking 
lots and quiet atmosphere was uncanny to see 
in comparison to the lively commotion of the 
school week. Even though UMD had about 4,500 
students who reside on campus, many chose 
to go home on the weekends for various reasons. 
SAIL took notice of this occurrence and decided to 
implement a change to make staying on campus 
during the weekends more intriguing to students. 

The fall 2008 semester was the start of instituting 
these new programs and events. The first of 
many SAIL events were the Concert Series in the 
Woodland Commons. Talented local singers and 
musicians would come to campus to perform and 
relate to students. It was a time to relax with 
friends and enjoy the pleasant sounds of a num- 
ber of unique musicians. The visitors were very 
friendly and took time to speak with students 
about their careers and how they write lyrics. 

SAIL was also in charge of spreading the word 
of important events occurring on campus. Every 
year Sigma Phi Rho would host the AIDS benefit 
to teach others about worldly issues that were 
overlooked by students. The UMD Theatre Com- 
pany also created a number of shows for stu- 
dents to attend on the weekend. They performed 
various plays like the Rocky Horror Picture Show 
and their own personal productions. These shows 
provided entertainment and a bonding experience 
with roommates and new friends on campus. 

Activities for friends and family to partake 
in were also developed. Friends interested in 
video games participated in a number of SAIL 
competitions to show off their skills. In addition, 
October 3-5 was Family and Friends Weekend. 
Being away from home for so long, parents were 
able to finally see what life was like for their 
children and diminished any homesick feelings. 
Exciting activities also occurred off campus. 

Trips were arranged to King Richards Fair 
and a tour of NYC. Both events were extremely 
popular and succeeded in keeping students 
on campus. Students had a safe way to spend 
their weekends enjoying life and view his- 
torical monuments. 

The great thing about the events created was 
that there was something for everyone. SAIL's 
institution of weekend activities proved to be 
a tremendous way to come together and share 
common interests; enabling weekends at UMD 
to become less of a ghost town and more of a 
thriving community. 

Family and Friends Weekend 

Bringing the whole family together through food and entertaining activities 

Erica Keenan photographer 
Danielle Santoro writer 

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College was the first time for many students 
to finally get the chance to live on their own. 
Dealing with this newly discovered freedom 
and stimulating life became addicting. How- 
ever, even though most would hate to admit 
it, memories of home came to mind every now 
and then. Luckily for us, on the first weekend 
of October, SAIL hosted the Friends and Family 
Weekend. This was an opportunity for students 
to get reacquainted with their loved ones and 
show them their new interesting lives at UMD. 

The day was kicked off with a delicious break- 
fast in the Campus Center where parents, 
students and siblings reunited. Parents intently 
listened and shared stories about intriguing 
experiences. Faculty mingled with family mem- 
bers and enlightened them about the new pro- 
grams in the curriculum. 

Parents took a tour of the campus, visiting dor- 
mitories and then the academic buildings, where 

they got to see exactly what a typical day was 
like for students on campus. They also viewed 
outstanding artwork and listened to brief lectures 
highlighting all the different undergraduate 
programs on campus. 

The weekend events were also about having 
fun with all your family members. Younger 
brothers and sisters enjoyed three legged races, 
venturing the rock climbing wall and bounc- 
ing around on moonwalks. Families spent time 
together attending the Corsair sporting events, 
cheering on the hardworking UMD players. 
Students took time out with their families to 
show them all the city attractions that created 
a buzz outside of campus. 

Parents enjoyed exploring the campus where 
they could attend interesting sessions about 
student development and finance. They also 
could purchase various paintings created by 
UMD students. 

At the end of the day, families said their good- 
byes, but the weekend events were a success. 
Parents enjoyed sharing the school experience 
with their son or daughter, while alleviating 
any homesick feelings. 


Relive the UMD excitement each and every year 

Paige Bennett-Bonn photographer 


Danielle Santoro writer 

Homecoming Week was always jam-packed 
with activities, pumping up the school for the 
big game on the weekend. It was a wonder- 
ful way to celebrate school spirit and it marked 
a special time to spend with family, friends 
and alumni. Students got to see old friends and 
shared memories while watching a thrilling 
football game. 

An autumn vibe was created early in the week. 
In the campus quad, students were greeted 
with musical performances and handed cups of 
popcorn and cider. They also enjoyed the pump- 
kin give-away, which most students could not 
wait to bring back to their dorms to carve into a 
jack-o-lantern. It wouldn't be fall without a little 
football either. The Greek organizations played 
in an aggressive Powder Puff game showing off 
their passion for their sororities and fraternities. 

Game day started with a parade around Ring 
Road. Onlookers became more enthused as 
they heard the roaring bellows coming around 
the corner. The UMD organizations traveled 
on exceptionally decorated floats across campus 
as they cheered in anticipation of the game 
later that day. 

The atmosphere was filled with excitement as 
classmates ran into old friends. Goodie bags 
filled with UMD memorabilia were given out 
to all those who bought tickets. Others enjoyed 
a little day drinking and used their tickets to 
grab a few drinks at the beer truck, which was 
the social area for most students. 

During the game, the crowd was on their feet 
the entire time showing their support for the 
Corsairs. At half time, the 2008 king and queen 
were crowned. Doug Woodhouse and Shelagh 

Frossard earned the majority of the votes and 
wore their well deserved crowns with pride. 
The second half of the game was just as exciting, 
ending in a Corsair victory, and leaving many 
memories for years to come. 

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Paige Bennett-Bonn photographer 

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7 th Annual Aids Benefit 

Coming together to improve the quality of life in the community 

Erica Keenan photographer 
Paige Bennett-Bonn photographer 
Courtney Nunes writer 

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On October 18, 2008 the Brothers of Sigma Phi 
Rho Fraternity and Rho Roses continued their 
tradition, as they held the 7th Annual AIDS Ben- 
efit. The annual benefit is held in an effort 
to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and to relay 
the importance of AIDS prevention. 

Guest speaker, Daniel Scanlan from the AIDS 
Action Committee spoke to a packed auditorium 
not only about how to prevent the epidemic from 
spreading, but also how to optimize the health 
of those already infected. Scanlan also reminded 
the crowd that AIDS is a deadly disease without 
a cure and that it affects all of our communities: 
straight, gay, white, black. 

While Scanlan provided the crowd with the 
information they needed about HIV/AIDS, host 
Kevin Brown of NBC's 30 Rock and former brother 
of Sigma Phi Rho took care of the entertainment 
for the night with constant audience interaction. 

It's very exciting to come here each year, said 
Brown. / pledged to this fraternity some 22 years 
ago, before these young men were even born. 
To see my young brothers carry on this tradition 
is like watching my kids grow up. 

Brown kept the energy moving throughout 
the show with comedy that had the audience 
laughing out loud, while still warning every- 
one of the dangers of AIDS. He urged the crowd 
to get tested and even pulled his own test 
results from his pocket to hold up to the audi- 

Throughout the evening UMD students took 
part in the show through a mixture of vocals, 
raps, dances, and other forms of expressive 
art. The crowd was awed by the many multi- 
cultural performances which focused on hope, 
nobility, and respect. 

Towards the end of the night Sigma Phi Rho's 
step team closed the show with a performance 
on stage. The audience was enlivened as the 
rest of the brothers jumped up onto the stage 
as the song Swagger like Us blared through 
the speakers. 

Comedian, Donnell /4s/7y/.a/yyRawlings, from 
The Chappelle Show gave the crowd a few 
more laughs before the much anticipated 
after party. The night proved to be a success 
as everyone enjoyed their time with friends 
after coming together to recognize a major 
issue that affects our community. 

U M D Votes 

Patrick Kadlik photographer 
Courtney Nunes writer 

Young voters step up and make history in deciding America's future 

Most college students usually got their dose of politics by checking in with guys like John Stewart 
on The Daily Showor by catching reenactments of the candidates on Saturday Night Live; but in 2008 
more and more were tuning in to the real thing. 

While presidential nominees Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) hit the 
campaign trails, student organizations launched a campus-wide, non-partisan effort to encourage the 
university's 9,300 students to participate in the 2008 state and federal elections. 

Through the combined efforts of the Student Senate, Office of the Student Trustee, MASSPIRG, SAIL, 
student Democrat and Republican organizations, and a few others, over 1,500 new voters were regis- 
tered during this two-week period. 

In anticipation of the election, a series of speakers were invited to campus, including the first female 
governor of Vermont, Madeleine Kunin, along with political satirist, Jimmy Tingle. Debate watching 
events, a voter registration drive, and absentee ballot assistance were also set up, prompting students 
to get out their vote. MASSPIRG took a step further in its New Voters Project^ organizing class an- 
nouncements and dorm storms, in which they went door to door spreading the word about registration. 

For those who did make their voices heard on Election Day, shuttle services were provided from campus 
to local polling places, where thousands turned out to cast their vote. 

The real impact of the election hit campus when Barack Obama was elected the first African American 
President of the United States. Following the announcement of Obama's victory a celebratory march 
made its way across campus. Chants of Obama! Obama! and Yes we did! along with the victorious 
beat of drums could be heard as students rejoiced in their hopes for the future. 

Many newscasters all over the nation stated that this election was about the new voters. For the first 
time college students really made their voices heard and made others listen to what they had to say; 
UMass Dartmouth students were a part of this historic moment and should be proud of making 2008 the 
year of change. 

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Theatre Co. Productions 

Erica Keenan photographer 
Patrick Kadlik photographer 
Courtney Nunes writer 

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After a record breaking 41st season, the UMass 
Dartmouth Theatre Company received a standing 
ovation with its compelling performance of 
Dale Wasserman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's 
Nest. The production was directed by Justin 
McCoubry and featured a cast of sixteen UMass 
Dartmouth undergraduate students including 
Jeff Brown, Katie Gregory, Brian Townsend, 
and David Meczywor 

From November 20th through the 23rd, the Angus 
Bailey Jr. Memorial Stage was transformed into 
the Oregon State Hospital's Psychiatric Ward. 
The show began as audiences were introduced 
to the various ward patients, and the admission 
of convict Randle Patrick McMurphy (Brown). 
With a history of assault and battery, drug use, 
and statutory rape, McMurphy had declared him- 
self insane in order to serve out his sentence in 
a mental institution rather than going to prison. 

But McMurphy soon discovered that life at the 
asylum was ruled by the domineering Nurse 
Ratched (Gregory). Ratched controlled the men 
by encouraging them to spy on each other and 
participate in group sessions in which they tell 
her of each others bad behaviors. At first the 
patients believed that Ratched was trying to help 
them, but eventually agreed with McMurphy's 
assessment of her. 

Profane, boisterous, and brawling, McMurphy 
caused mayhem for the asylum staff while inspir- 
ing the submissive patients. His wise remarks 
and shameless attitude caused frequent laughter 
throughout the audience. 

But the fun and games were put to an end, 
when the show shifted to a more serious tone. 
The crowd watched intently as they learned 
one patient, Billy (Meczywor), had slit his throat 
after an incident which Nurse Ratched blamed 
on McMurphy. 

Tired of dealing with his out of control be- 
havior, Nurse Ratched ordered a lobotomy 
to be performed on McMurphy. After the surgery, 
the ward patients looked down at the loboto- 
mized body, wishing McMurphy could come 
back to his old self. At the end of the show, one 
patient, Chief (Townsend) suffocated him and 
escaped the ward, strengthened by McMurphy's 
influence. With the final curtain call, members 
of the audience got up from their seats and ap- 
plauded the cast on their gripping performance 
of Ken Kesey's 1962 novel. 

Miss UMD 

Erica Keenan photographer 
Patrick Kadlik photographer 
Courtney Nunes writer 

As one girl steps down from her throne, another will take the crown 

On Thursday, December 4, 2008 nine girls com- 
peted, all with one mission: to prove they had 
what it takes to be crowned the next Miss UMD. 
Hosted by Miss UMD 2007, Shelagh Frossard 
and Mr. UMD 2008 Todd Migliacci, the contest 
was based on stage presence, talent, formal 
wear, and responses to questions related to 
life at UMass Dartmouth. 

With the music of Rihanna's Disturbia blasting 
through the speakers, the contestants kicked off 
the night with a dance to a medley of popular 
songs, which included When I Grow Up, Woman- 
izer, and Swagger Like Us. After pumping up the 
crowd, the girls were given a chance to make a 
personal appeal to both the audience and judges 
by talking about themselves and their involve- 
ment on campus. 

Up next, was the talent portion, which included 
singing, dancing, and even some comedy improv. 
After impressing the crowd with a variety 
of performances, the girls were then tested with 
a little Q&A as they stood in the daunting spot- 
light. Following the grilling question and answer 
session was the formal wear category. Dressed 
to impress, the contestants were escorted across 
the stage to show off their stylish gowns. 

As the competition came to a close, Capitol Re- 
cords recording artist, Ferras, then took the stage 
for a special musical performance. At the piano, 
he played songs from his album including, Dear 
God, Aliens and Rainbows, and Hollywood's Not 
America. Inspired by Elton John, Ferras sang Tiny 
Danceras the crowd waved their cell phones 
in the air, illuminating the darkened auditorium. 

Finally, the time had come to announce the 
winner. As the contestants lined up, members 
of the audience called out to their favorites 
as the judges came to an agreement. Miss 
UMD 2008 was. . . Valerie Barretto! 

The crowd burst into applause as Valerie was 
awarded the sash and crown. She graciously 
thanked the audience and praised the other 
contestants, saying I love every single one of 
these girls. They are awesome. 

With UMD's queen crowned for another year, 
all of the contestants left that night proud to 
have taken part in this exciting experience. 

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Welcome Back Week 

Live performances, games, and a night at the casino welcomed students back to a week of Vegas fun 

Erica Keenan photographer 
Courtney Nunes writer 


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After a long winter break, getting back to work 
can be a challenge, but Welcome Back Week 
provided students with an opportunity for some 
Vegas style fun before making their way through 
the spring semester. 

Festivities began on Monday, January 26th with 
Movie Madness Day. From 11 am to 5pm, CAB 
had six Vegas style movies playing on the big 
screen in the Commuter Cafe to get the hype 
going about the upcoming week. Students were 
able to kick back and relax as they watched 
films such as 21, What Happens in Vegas, and 
Ocean's Eleven. CAB also handed out stadium 
cups filled with chocolate casino coins as treats 
for students to enjoy. 

Tuesday was Variety Night, and at 7pm the Main 
Auditorium opened up for some live entertain- 
ment. UMass Dartmouth's very own Todd Migli- 
acci performed fire-eating, along with various 
other great magic tricks before mentalist Jonny 
Zavant took the stage for his performance. 

On Wednesday, comedian Geoff Keith visited 
campus, providing students with a break from 
studying and a night full of fun. The entire 
bottom of the auditorium was filled as Geoff 
performed his hilarious act, which had every- 
one rolling in their seats with laughter. 

For those who had never been to Vegas, CAB 
brought some of the excitement and thrill 
to UMD on Thursday as the Commuter Cafe 
was turned into a casino. During the day, stu- 
dents were able to have their picture taken 
and super imposed into a postcard that placed 
them in various Vegas locations. But the real 
fun took place at night, as students were able 
to try their luck on the money wheel and in 
games of black jack, Texas Hold 'Em, roulette, 
and craps. 

The week came to a close on Friday night with 
a game of BLINGO. The event was so large that 
CAB had to relocate from the Commuter Cafe 
to the Main Auditorium. After various rounds 

of BLINGO, ten winners walked away with prizes 
that included an iPod Touch, LCD HD TV, Nintendo 
Wii, Guitar Hero World Tour, Blue Man Group 
tickets, and a mini laptop. 

While the week's events were certainly thrilling, 
for once what happened in Vegas didn't have to 
stay in Vegas. 

Black History Month Ball 

Honoring the past inspirational speeches and dancing 

Erica Keenan photographer 
Danielle Santoro writer 

Growing up in this day and age, we had a number of options and opportunities at our fingertips. 
The changes that have occurred over the years have allowed us to have new privileges and 
offer chances that weren't previously available. During the social movement many developments 
had been made in African American Rights. February was a great time to celebrate Black History 
as well as remember the great heroes that were involved in the process. 

On February 6th, 2009 students and faculty gathered in the Woodland Commons for the 4th annual 
Black History Month Ball. Guests entered the Gala in fancy attire and were immediately greeted 
by their friends as they checked in. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres were served as attendants social- 
ized, waiting for the event to commence. 

Welcome speeches by Renee Lopes-Pocknett and Chancellor Jean F. MacCormack opened the 
event. Everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner and glanced towards the slideshow revealing im- 
portant figures in history that have made strides for improvements. Guests attentively listened 
to the speakers as they spoke about the importance of Black History Month and continuing 
to inspire progressive change. The presentations also reflected President Barack Obama's new 
seat in office as the first Black President of the United States and a symbol of the hard work 
and advancement African Americans had made throughout history. 

The night continued by honoring students on campus who have made an impact in the community 
at UMass Dartmouth. Four boys and three girls were nominated and they each gave speeches about 
why Black History Month was important to them. All guests voted for the most deserving candidates 
to be the next King and Queen. 

After the King and Queen enjoyed their first dance it was time to party! Everyone put their dancing 
shoes on and ran out to the dance floor as the the DJ put on upbeat music that pumped up the entire 
crowd. It was a great way to celebrate the hard work put into the event and the contributions made 
by the Frederick Douglas Unity House to make the event a success. 

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Vagina Monologues 

Empowering women through humor and philanthropy 

Jennifer White photographer 
Elizabeth Friar photographer 
Laura Carroll writer 

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The theater, engulfed in man-made fog and 
shrouded in pink and purple light, turns dark 
as undergrads, parents, and theater-goers hush 
anticipating the beginning of the show. For 
the next two hours, they will not only be enter- 
tained, but also enlightened. Directed by Laura 
McHugh and Megan Gauthier (who between 
them have six years participating and running 
The Vagina Monologues), the show is a collec- 
tion of rants, stories, and experiences written 
by Eve Ensler. 

The cast members of the show have worked 
tirelessly to bring to life this seamless produc- 
tion and in the end all the hours paid off. The 
play highlights various issues dealing with 
female sexuality and embroils the topics with 
humor and care. In a society where these top- 
ics are often swept under the rug and considered 
taboo to be talked about in public, The Vagina 
Monologues makes no apologies for its upfront 
and frank discussions of women's issues today. 

In addition to being uproariously funny and 
thought provoking, The Vagina Monologues 
is also part of V-Day, a global movement that 
has raised over $45 million to end domestic 
violence against women in the US and develop- 
ing nations. Funds have gone towards opening 
shelters, launching anti-violence campaigns 
and creating safe houses all around the world 
for battered women. Through the production 
of The Vagina Monologues, actors and audience 
members give a voice and outlet to millions 
of women that have been silenced through 
domestic violence. 

This year, the V-Day movement has shined its 
spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo, 
where rape and femicide have been prevalent in 
the interstate war. V-Day paired up with UNICEF 
to contribute funds from productions of The Va- 
gina Monologues to end the prevalence of sexual 
and physical violence against women. Proceeds 
will go towards raising awareness about rape 

in the DRC, advocating for policy making against 
this practice, providing support, and specifically 
the creation of the City of Joy in Bukava. This es- 
tablishment will serve as a refuge for survivors of 
Congolese rape and torture and provide training 
for strategies in income-generating opportunities 
and activism skills. 

This activism will only serve to perpetuate 
the message of empowerment that is raised by 
The Vagina Monologues. For such a production 
to also contribute to such generous philanthropy 
is just an added bonus to a wonderful play. 

Mr. UMD 

Cindy Welker photographer 
Danielle Santoro writer 

Mr. UMD showcased the talent of unique individuals on campus 

During our college years, we often can remem- 
ber going to the auditorium to see interesting 
guest speakers, hilarious comedians or amazing 
musical performances. The entertainment was 
a great way to showcase the talent of success- 
ful individuals outside the community. However 
what about those of us on the inside? Well, luck- 
ily for us an event was created that allowed the 
men and women of UMD to display their talent 
for their peers. 

The spring semester was time to focus on the 
UMass men as they volunteered to participate ■ 
in Mr. UMD. Each individual would display an 
exceptional skill and the overall winner would 
be crowned and given the prestigious title of 
Mr. UMD. It wasn't long before this event had 
become a tradition here on campus, gaining 
support from students who were eager to join 

in on the fun or witness it first hand. Some of the 
same participants each year would come back 
and try to top their previous performances; doing 
something more wild or memorable was a goal 
of most of the partakers. The show never got out 
of control, but often times resulted in uncontrol- 
lable laughter. 

Onlookers got to the show early to grab front 
row seats. They wanted to be as close to the 
entertainment as possible and were eager to 
see what would happen this year. The UMD 
men slowly went over their performances back 
stage before the nerves kicked in. One by one 
the performers carried out their talent as the 
student's exciting screams and laughter echoed 
in the building. The crowd was so astonished 
by the individual's performances that they started 
chanting their name until they got off the stage. 

The rapping styles, dancing skills or other unique 
talents kept the show going strong all night. 
Students were on their feet as they cheered and 
supported their fellow peers. It was entertaining 
to watch students be carefree and comfortable 
on stage. Crowning the top performer was tough, 
but the crowd went crazy when Alex Sinkus was 
named Mr. UMD 2009. 

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Spring Fest 

Sometimes all you need is a breath of fresh air 

Cindy Welker photographer 
Courtney Nunes writer 

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With the snow melted away and the campus' 
grayness turned green, UMass Dartmouth 
celebrated Spring's arrival with a schedule of 
activities that would rejuvenate the campus. 
As finals crept closer, Springfest gave students 
a chance to de-stress before finishing up the 
semester's work. 

The week kicked off with some free give- 
aways, which included cookies and bubbles, 
followed by a late night showing of the 
horror film, Friday the 13th. Students hud- 
dled together with their friends as the night 
grew darker and the scenes scarier. 

On Tuesday, the contestants for that night's 
Mr. UMD competition ran carnival games 
in the campus quad. Throughout the day, 
many students relieved some stress by chal- 
lenging their friends to games while getting 
some fresh air. 

At 7pm the auditorium filled up as the Mr. 
UMD pageant began. With music blaring and 
friends cheering, the show was a great time 
to be had. The crowd went wild when Alex 
Sinkus was named the winner and given 
the crown. 

More freebies were handed on Wednesday at 
the traditional outdoor barbeque on the campus 
patio from 4 to 7pm. While filling their plates 
with as much food as possible, students rocked 
out to the sound of Barefoot Truth, a New Eng- 
land based jam band, influenced by those such 
as Dispatch and Guster. 

The next night, everyone headed down to 
the Commuter Cafe to join their friends in 
a battle of Don't Forget the Lyrics! Based on 
FOX's popular game show, the contest had 
students singing along to a variety of songs, 
while challenging them to remember all the 
right words. 

On Friday, teams of eight people each ran around 
campus in a day long scavenger hunt lasting 
from 11am to 5pm. Winners received prizes such 
as Dunkin Donuts gift cards, UMass Dartmouth 
t-shirts, and tickets to a Pawsox game. 

The week long festivities continued on Saturday 
with inflatables set up on the quad. Students 
were able to try out the Robo Surfer, Pedestal 
Joust, and Bouncy Boxing along with other fun 
and exciting activities. 

Springfest concluded later on that afternoon with 
a waffle ball tournament that gave students one 
last blast of fun before getting back to work for 
the final week of the semester. 

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Ben Allis 

Changing UMass Dartmouth one step at a time 

Jenna Rodrigues photographer 
Danielle Santoro writer 

When we look back on our senior year we 
often remember all the exciting memories but 
also the extensive workload and time con- 
suming schedule. However, Ben Allis was not 
intimidated by the demanding agenda ahead 
and in his final year of school took on the tasks 
of Chi Phi President and Greek Coordinator. 

Ben transferred to UMD in spring 2007 as 
a junior with a sociology major and philosophy 
minor. Entering a new school so late was 
a scary thought for most students, but Ben 
made the most of his situation. He found 
his place at UMD by joining Greek Life and 
admitted to that being his main reason for 

staying. His passion for Greek Life grew as he 
participated in community service events and 
met amazing people along the way. In no time, 
he was elected President of his fraternity and 
selected for Greek Coordinator in the fall of 2008. 
Ben had many responsibilities; he constantly 
communicated with all the other Greek organiza- 
tions, developed the latest community service 
projects and dealt with any issues that arose. Ad- 
ditionally, he worked on developing proposals to 
make positive changes to the Greek community. 

If that wasn't enough, Ben also held a part time 
job at American Eagle, worked at the Reading 
and Writing Center on campus, and enjoyed 

volunteering. When he had some additional time, 
Ben would partake in activities like hiking, surf- 
ing or competing in Triathlons, basically anything 
to be outdoors. 

His hard work and dedication for what he does 
helped Ben thrive at school. Being involved in 
the community he learned how much he enjoy- 
ed helping others and believed it was the best 
way to develop the tools needed to succeed in 
the future. His main belief is to, Do what makes 
you happy because life isn 't worth living if you 
aren't happy. Ben intends to work at a non-profit 
organization after college and hopes his passion 
and drive will assist him in reaching his goals. 

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Theta Delta Chi 

Brothers based on character, sincerity, scholarship, leadership and inner worth 

Courtney Nunes writer 

Every day on campus, the average student will unquestionably 
pass hundreds of undergrads proudly donning their fraternity or sorority's 
moniker on t-shirts, sweatpants, and even frisbees. At times, the Greek 
letters mix into an indistinguishable blend of sigmas, deltas, and omegas 
that, to a casual observer, all look the same. However, at UMass Dart- 
mouth, three symbols stand out: 0AX. The brothers of Theta Delta Chi 
illustrate their dedication, not only through their outstanding philanthropy, 
but also the gregarious and accepting attitude illustrated in the vast 
array of its members. Our hearts are united, the frat's official motto, is 
more than just a platitude — TDX takes their brotherhood seriously. 

For 162 years, Theta Delta Chi has been fostering the development of each 
member, intellectually, morally, and socially through friendship. Founded 
at Union College in 1847, TDX is the eleventh oldest fraternity in the United 
States, but has only just begun to make its mark in Dartmouth. Though 
their cause of unifying friends in brotherhood is noble, the historic roots 
of the founding of the lota Triton charge is quite unlikely. It all started 
back in 2005 while three students sat in their dorm watching National 
Lampoon's Van Wilder. Something in the comedy prompted the founding 
fathers of lota Triton to get the fraternity up and running within a few 
short weeks. 

It was an ambitious, time-consuming, and risky endeavor, as creating 
a brand newstudent organization is certainly no cakewalk — however, 
hundreds of alumni and current members can attest to the worth of their 
journey. There is no mystery as to why TDX has quickly become one of 
the most popular fraternities on campus. Accepting new members through- 
out the entire year rather than the typical rush week, the fraternity puts 
no barriers on potential brothers. The group boasts a diverse mix of back- 
grounds, interests, and majors that have joined together to form one unit. 

In its brief history, Theta Delta Chi lota Triton has also strived to give back 
to the South Coast community as well as national charities. These brothers 
utilize their mind, body and soul embarking on such fundraising events 
as the Polar Plunge. Stripping down to swim trunks, members plunged in- 
to the ice-cold waters of Plymouth Beach in the name of Cancer research, 
determined to make the event as lucrative, successful, and fun as possi- 
ble — frostbite or not! Even local wildlife can attribute their increased well- 
being to TDX. By teaming up with MassPIRG, members combed local beaches 
and removed long forgotten lobster traps endangering marine life. 

Through innovative events and inspiring charity work, Theta Delta Chi 
embodies the best in modern Greek life. Their attitude and generosity should 
serve as an example to all undergrads on how to make the best of their 
years on this campus. To quote from Van Wilder, the movie that started it 
all, If you're always thinking about the future, then you kind of forget about 
the present. If there is one thing that the members of ©AX do right — it is 
ensuring that no moment is wasted. 

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Chi Phi 

Laura Carroll writer 

Brothers working towards bettering themselves and the community 

A tire, empty containers, cans, pieces of shipping rope and Christmas 
tree needles littered the shores of the Fairhaven beaches. It was bad, said 
Ben All is. President of Chi Phi Fraternity, There was just a disgusting amount 
of trash. We brought what I thought was a lot of bags, but we ended up using 
them all within a half hour. People don't recognize what is happening, and it 
was just such a shock to me. 

Built on the three principles, the brothers of Chi Phi placed great value in 
truth, honor and personal integrity. The men sought to better themselves 
through lifelong friendships, leadership opportunities, and character de- 
velopment. Through taking part in various philanthropy projects, such as 
cleaning up Fairhaven beaches, the brothers were able to not only better 
themselves, but the community as well. 

Chi Phi was originally founded as a national fraternity on December 24, 1 824 
at Princeton University, making it the oldest social collegiate fraternity in his- 
tory. It wasn't until November 5, 2002 that the fraternity was locally founded, 
and in 2004 Chi Phi was affiliated nationally. After receiving its charter, the 
UMD colony officially became the Lambda Theta Chapter of the Chi Phi Frater- 
nity on October 20, 2006. 

Becoming a part of the fraternity gave men the opportunity to strengthen 
their social attributes, communication, and academic skills, while displaying 
leadership through philanthropy. Chi Phi's national philanthropy was working 
with the Boys and Girls Club. The brothers often tutored at the Boys and Girls 
Club, contributing to the building of a new playground there. They have also 
held raffles in which 1 00 percent of the proceeds benefited the organization. 

Another community service project that the fraternity participated in was the 
annual Relay for Life walk, where proceeds went to support research to fight 
cancer. In the past, Chi Phi has also worked with the Delta Pi Omega sorority, 
raising money for the Toys for Tots program. In 2008, approximately $1 ,000 
was donated to the program, which helped children in need by sending them 
presents during the Christmas season. 

Aside from taking part in various philanthropy projects, the men also came 
together for different social events. Each year, the brothers tried to schedule 
at least one social event with each of the other sororities and fraternities on 
campus in order to meet new people. 

There was never any hazing within the fraternity, and each of Chi Phi's 35 
members was accepting of every sex, creed, and orientation. The group was 
diverse and each member brought something unique to the fraternity based 
on who they were. 

By pledging to the fraternity, each member became a part of a network 
of brothers who served as a support system and motivator for each other. 
Whether it was cheering for the Corsairs basketball team in the gym, 
sprinting across the grass during a game of Ultimate Frisbee, or just hang- 
ing out watching a movie on a Sunday night, brotherhood events like these 
were what influenced the friendships within the fraternity. 

Sigma Phi Rho 

Danielle Santoro writer 

One of the smallest fraternities on campus that made a huge difference in their community 

The extensive list of community service events Sigma Phi Rho participated 
in is quite impressive. Nationally, the fraternity donated to the Treatment 
on Demand and Family Planning, and locally the brothers volunteered their 

We have all seen those wild movies where Greek Life was displayed 
as a major party house where the individuals exhibited crazy behaviors 
and did nothing but drink alcohol. However you can't always believe the 
movies, in reality, Greek Life had so much more to offer and certainly 
deserves credit for its generous contributions to society. Sigma Phi Rho 
broke the mold of the typical stereotype and was one of the exceptional 
organizations on campus that made a difference in the world with their 
positive attitudes and openheartedness. 

Sigma Phi Rho was founded nationally in 1979 as part of the Mu Chapter. 
It was established on the UMD campus in 2002 and was often referred to 
as The Rho or Death Rho. The colors of the organization were brown, white 
and a hint of gold. All the individuals had diligent qualities and determina- 
tion as they lived by the fraternity motto, strong character and good moral 
judgment are the essence of dignity. Their constructive behavior and passion 
for change helped them accomplish many achievements on and off campus. 

time to create awareness. One campus event they 
were well known for was hosting the Annual AIDS 
Renefit. They had established the tradition of the 
AIDS benefit which taught students the importance 
of practicing healthy behaviors and understanding 
the truth about the AIDS virus. In addition, they also 
participated in the Relay for Life to raise money 
for the American Cancer Association. Off-campus 
they had created a mentoring program for young 
male high school students. They shared experiences 
from their own lives and the importance of setting 
goals. Encouragement was all these young students 
needed to motivate them and to teach them to thrive 
in the future. The fraternity was always looking for 
ways to help the community and better themselves 
along the way. 

The bonds of brotherhood were just one of the many 
great things to rely on in this fraternity. The brother's 
faith and trust in each other allowed for any member to always have someone 
to turn to for advice and encouragement through hardships. The mutual in- 
terests in the members and ability to blend entertainment with charity was 
constantly reached with ease. The Rho had a great desire for step dancing 
and shared their unique dance moves with others across New England. Their 
impressive skills allowed them to turn a fun hobby into a competition and a 
way to raise money for charities. Sigma Phi Rho's drive and enthusiasm to 
volunteer and help others will ensure them continued success well into their 
future lives. 

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/ believe that the true spirit of Fraternalism is a thing that grows. It 
is first associated almost exclusively with a narrow circle of fellow students, 
but it broadens with a widening understanding until it takes in all the im- 
portant relationships of life. It enters the domain of private life as thoroughly 
as in public life. It teaches the fulfillment of obligations to school, state 
and church, Edward H. McHune, founder and past 
president of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity once 
theorized. It is not an empty rhetorical statement 
meant to showcase the greatness of the fraternity, 
but rather a way of life for the brothers. 

Founded in 1920, Sigma Tau Gamma's key prin- 
ciples are value, learning, leadership, excellence, 
benefit and integrity. Rooted at Central Missouri 
State University, this 88-year-old organization was 
created by veterans of World War I and includes 
135 chapters with more than 75,000 alumni ranging 
from famous comedians to top government of- 
ficials. The chapter currently established at UMass 
Dartmouth only came to fruition in 1995 but has 
already shaped the university greatly. 

One of the most well-known Greek happenings 
on campus, the White Rose Ball, is organized 
through Sigma Tau Gamma and is named in honor 
of their fraternity flower. In addition to this, 
the frat also puts on an official magazine titled, 
The Saga, to be published quarterly updating 
members of national efforts. Sig Tau especially 
makes their mark on campus life with events such 
as nighttime kickball in the quad, club nights, 
bowling, and rock climbing. 

Not only does Sig Tau make sure the brothers are enjoying and celebrat- 
ing their membership through fun-filled activities, but the fraternity also 
gives back to the community. On a national level, Sigma Tau Gamma takes 
part in BACCHUS (Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health 
of University Students), the organization's official philanthropy. The group 
is completely student-based and focuses on combating alcohol abuse by 
college students through responsibility. Another national program Sig Tau 
has participated in is Books for Kids, which as of 2004, has donated over 
28,000 books and $30,000 to public libraries and school districts where 
fraternities are located. The project was designed in the spirit of tying the 
organization back to its educational roots (as many of the original chap- 
ters were founded at teacher's colleges). 

On a more local level, Sigma Tau Gamma works within the area to promote 
their values through the donation of valuable and necessary funds and 
time. Past charity has included soup kitchen volunteerism sponsored by 
UMD Catholic Campus Ministry and Sodexho food services, where brothers 
served up hot meals for the homeless. The boys have also been a part of 
charity walks with the YWCA and the Fall River Boys and Girls Club, as well 
as the Relay for Life. 

With their core values in place, the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity has found- 
ed a chapter at UMD based on brotherhood, philanthropy and entertainment 
that very much echoes the noble creed of its founders. 

Sigma Tau Gamma 

Valuing brotherhood, equality, and charity 

Laura Carroll writer 


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Leaders who passionately serve their society, fraternity, and God 

Phi Kappa Theta was founded on the basis of one principle: to break 
the stereotype of fraternities. While the fraternity was founded nationally 
in 1889, the Massachusetts Kappa Theta Chapter of Phi Kappa Theta was 
founded on April 20, 2002. Two years later, on 
October 9th, the fraternity received a charter from 
their national headquarters, making them the only 
chapter of Phi Kappa Theta to become national in 
less than two and a half years. 

for the Children's Hospital in Boston. The general public would be able to 
place quarters into the machine, which would benefit the hospital. 

Starting from nothing in 2002, Phi Kappa Theta has 
grown to become the largest fraternity on campus. 
There are a total of 91 members, including alumni, 
and 45 active members. 

The brothers of Phi Kap strive to combine their 
social lives, and academics, with their sense of 
brotherhood and mutual respect. Their new mem- 
bers are expected to retain all of these qualities. 

Adam Acorn, president of Phi Kappa Theta said, 
None of us came to college with the intention of 
joining a fraternity; however these are people I can 
identify with - guys I will consider my friends and 
family forever. Phi Kap's for life - not just a four 
year organization. I'm still going to be a part of it 
when I'm old and have kids. 

Displaying a sense of community, the brothers 
have worked on various philanthropy projects, with 
their national philanthropy being the Children's 
Miracle Network. Each year, they have consistently 
raised funds towards the betterment of local chil- 
dren's hospitals. The brothers also have thought 
to work with a steel company to design a display 

Other projects Phi Kappa Theta has participated in are Relay for Life and 
multiple Juvenile Diabetes Walks. In 2008, the brothers raised approximately 
$2,000 for Relay and another $2,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. 
In addition to fundraising, members of Phi Kappa Theta have also partici- 
pated in clean-ups for churches in New Bedford, and have volunteered in 
local soup kitchens. 

When the brothers weren't busy with philanthropy or academics, they could 
often be found playing video games, football, street hockey, basketball, 
or just hanging around the Campus Center. We're pretty diverse. You can 
always find a handful of people that would do anything with you, said Adam. 

Although the brothers are very different, they all share the same common 
goal and bond. Their motto is give, expecting nothing thereof. Each member 
values good morals, shares a fraternal duty to men, an intellectual duty to 
self and parents, a social duty to society, and a spiritual duty to God. 

Any of us would drop anything to help out a brother. We are there for each 
other. I can call up any brother anytime, and he 'II drive hours to come help 
me if I ever needed him to, said Adam. 

Sharing the same common goal and an unbreakable bond, the brothers take 
pride in themselves, each other, and their fraternity. Phi Kappa Theta has 
made a difference in the lives of others while bettering the community, 
and values of giving and brotherhood have been embedded its members. 
Going into the future, the brothers will always support each other. As 
Adam said, Phi Kap's for life. 

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Courtney Nunes writer 

Founded nationally on December 4, 1906 on the campus of Cornell 
University in Ithaca, New York, Alpha Phi Alpha was the first intercollegiate, 
predominantly black fraternity. Since its founding, Alpha Phi Alpha has initi- 
ated over 185,000 men into the organization and has been open to men of all 
races since 1940. 

The fraternity was established out of a need for black students to come 
together and help each other. Because the half-dozen African American 
students at Cornell during the school year of 1904-05 did not return the 
following year, the incoming students in 1905-06 bid themselves together 
to ensure they each would survive in the racially hostile environment. 

Since then the brothers have set outstanding examples of scholarship, lead- 
ership, and tenacity. Throughout the years, Alpha Phi Alpha has continued 
to supply voice and vision to the struggle of African Americans and people 
of color around the world, while leading the fight for civil rights. 

Alpha Phi Alpha was founded locally in the fall of 2008, however, the frater- 
nity had previously existed on campus prior to the spring of 1996 when the 
last of its members had graduated and left the university. 

Yemi Arunsi served as the president of Alpha Phi Alpha in 2009, and 
has worked to build up the local chapter on campus. There are currently 
three other brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha at UMass Dartmouth besides 
himself; Chukunma Onujiogu, Kerby Pierre Louis, and Rodeler Youte. 

The brothers share a sense of community and have adopted the fraternity's 
cardinal principles of manly deeds, scholarship, and love for all mankind. 

Alpha Pi Alpha 

Developing leaders, promoting brotherhood 

One philanthropy project they have worked on is a program called Go to 
High School, Go to College, where the four members have mentored African 
American high school students and encouraged them to be all they can be 
and to seek a college education. 

The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha attend an annual district conference in 
which their step team competes. They also participate in rhetorical contests, 
which teach the brothers how to speak correctly while improving their 
oratory skills. Working with their sister sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, which 
is located in Providence, the brothers have hosted many events including 
forums about sex education. 

When they are not working on various projects, one activity the brothers 
enjoy is strolling. Yemi described this as coordinated rhythmic movements 
to dance moves performed in a line. The members also like to go bowling 
and attend social parties together. 

Alpha Phi Alpha gave me the opportunity to stand out as a leader, said 
Yemi, / grew up with a lot of people who were involved in Greek life and 
that influenced me to want to be a part of it also. 

Yemi said he was also influenced a lot by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and 
W.E.B. Du Bois, who were both former members of Alpha Phi Alpha. 

Other brothers include Olympian Jesse Owens, Justice Thurgood Marshall, 
Frederick Douglass, and Cornell West. These important figures are role 
models for future chapters and pledges, who show them how much they 
are capable of. With all the leadership and history embedded within the 
fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha is sure to grow as it continues to value brother- 
hood and community while bettering the lives of others. 

Connie DeCourcey 

Dedicating her time to improve our community 

Jenna Rodrigues photographer 
Danielle Santoro writer 

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Greek Life was a big part of student life on cam- 
pus, but how many of us can say we helped to 
establish one of these organizations? That was 
exactly what Connie DeCourcey did in 2007. She 
enjoyed the greek life on campus, but felt there 
were not enough sororities being offered. Connie 
and a few of her close friends decided to make 
a change and IDN was born. 

Connie had to juggle a busy schedule with her 
studies in English, Psychology, and all her extra 
curricular activities. Her motivation allowed 
her to accomplish great things at school while 
helping the greater good. Her list of activities 
and achievements goes on; she is President/ 

Founder of lota Delta Nu, an RA leader in the 
Cedar Dell South, a tutor at the Writing and 
Reading Center, and President of UMADD (UMass 
against Drunk Driving). Although her plate 
was full with work she felt that being involved 
made the college experience more profound. 

Looking back on her college career, Connie 
believed her favorite memory was the very 
first general interest meeting for lota Delta 
Nu. Over 60 people came that day and it repre- 
sented all the effort she put into setting up 
the organization, lota Delta Nu is known for 
donating to the Room to Read, YMCA, and 
the Walk for Autism. 

Her passion for Greek Life is everlasting. She 
would like it to always be apart of her life and 
believed that she would still come back to 
sorority events and dances well into the future. 
After graduation she would like to study Law 
in California. Connie would also like to tell 
students to remember to, take what you learned 
and embrace it. She is destined for success 
with a sociable personality, and an enthusiasm 
to accomplish and take on more challenges. 

■ II I d I Q ITI 9 ^iy III 3 Danielle Santoro 

Giving special meaning to their Greek letters through heartfelt efforts to improve society 

Often times when we walked to class our eyes would catch brightly 
colored sweatshirts, T-shirts, or messenger bags with unique Greek symbols. 
To the observer, these letters were just a simple way of defining an organi- 
zation, but to a member of Greek Life, they were so much more. 

These letters weren't just for anyone to wear. A student pledging cannot 
wear the letters until they become an official brother or sister of Greek 
Life. The significance of these letters displayed the dedication and pride in 
the organization. They also acted as a promise to continuously better the 
community and represented the everlasting bond of the group. The sisters 
of Phi Sigma Sigma understood the power these Greek letters held. During 
special meetings they would sew Greek symbols on bags or T-shirts to 
tangibly display their pledge. 

Phi Sig was created in 1913 and established on campus in 1996. It was 
one of the first sororities brought to campus and became an instant hit. 
The sisters were eager to make Greek Life a part of their college lives. 
It was part of the Theta Sigma Chapter and lived by the Diokete Hupsala 
motto, which means Aim High in Greek. These sisters strived to do their 
best at school and in the community; always setting goals and taking on 
new challenges. 

Philanthropy was very important to the sisters and they put a lot of time and 
effort into assisting others. Phi Sig donated to the National Kidney Founda- 
tion and locally made contributions to the Boys and Girls Club. In addition 
to these, the sisters also raised money for UNICEF and annually participated 
in the Relay for Life. Activities like these were what brought the girls so 
close together. They all came to love helping others and making a difference 
in the world. 

Whenever the sisters were asked to describe the best thing about being 
apart of Phi Sig, they would always discuss their outstanding sisterly bond. 
This was most enjoyable to them because it was someone to look up to, 
turn to when you needed help or someone to just be a great friend. Phi 
Sig was unique because it was made up of a diverse group of people. This 
allowed for a new outlook or perspective on various issues and made the 
sisterly bond even stronger. Phi Sigma Sigma taught the girls how to grow 
and become women. It gave them a new attitude on life and taught them 
excellent skills and behaviors to practice well into the future. 

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Iota Delta Nu 

Laura Carroll writer 

Mixing fun with philanthropy to achieve the perfect balance of sisterhood 

In 2007, five women set out to create an organization that was unique- 
ly tailored for the wants and needs of all their members. Johanna Hobin, 
Connie DeCourcey, Michelle Hall, Meghan Thompson, and Julie Raimondi 
formed the sorority of lota Delta Nu at UMass Dartmouth with the idea 
that through the bonds of sisterhood, the girls could create a unique support 
system made entirely of their peers. Immediately gaining resounding 
membership, it became obvious that the founding five were not the only 
young women on campus seeking common kinship and understanding. 
With the official motto of the sorority being, Love thy sister, it would be- 
come clear to pledges that they had, in fact, come to the right place. 

lota Delta Nu offers this promise of sisterhood while also providing valuable 
charity work to the community. With the focus of their local philanthropy 
being children's literacy, lota Delta Nu contributes valuable effort to ensure 
that the young minds of the South Coast are adequately educated. Admira- 
bly placing equal importance on the local youth and elderly, the sorority also 
participates in an annual Senior Citizen Banquet. Taking time out from their 
packed schedules, the sisters prepared a hot holiday meal for the elderly. 

Not only has the sisters' time been utilized, but also their feet! lota Delta 
Nu members participate in various fundraising walks for disease research. 
Walking in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and for autism 
understanding, members strode towards a cure, one step at a time. Through 
their valiant efforts in ensuring that their philanthropy impacted a vast and 
varied segment of the community, lota Delta Nu has truly made their mark 
and touched many hearts. 

While approaching these serious and important issues with all of the grav- 
ity they deserve, lota Delta Nu also keeps the atmosphere of their group 
buoyant and fun-loving. Simply peering at their pledge information table in 
the McLean Campus Center, you notice first, the smiles stretching broadly 
across their faces, freely cracking jokes, and creating a warm and inviting 
atmosphere, while putting hopeful members at ease. For their 2009 Pledge 
Week, the girls hosted many entertaining events ranging from a Grease 
themed dance-off to a speed date style interview session. 

The sisters of lota Delta Nu strive to achieve excellence in leadership, di- 
versity, academics and companionship. Members of the sorority are active 
members of the UMass community and often hold positions in Resident 
Life, athletic teams, the Honor society and community service organizations. 
Through their philanthropy and bubbly spirit, lota Delta Nu not only creates 
a sisterhood amongst themselves, but also betters the school itself. When 
the sorority declares that it shall be a support system for women and shall 
provide a path of self discovery through sisterhood, it truly delivers on their 
mission statement. 

Delta Pi Omega 

A group of women closer than friends — sisters 

Courtney Nunes writer 

Taking part in various philanthropic activities, such as the Rock-A-Wish concert, was one of the many 
ways the sisters of Delta Pi Omega came together as they worked towards bettering the community. 

Delta Pi Omega was founded in April of 2004 by seven women leaders 
looking for an alternative to the current and thriving sororities on campus. It 
became the first local sorority at UMD, making student organization history. 

Open to all female students, Delta Pi Omega is a fun, friendly sisterhood of 
women who are serious about education, giving back to the community, and 
building lasting, loyal friendships. The sisters of Delta Pi Omega also look 
to become strong female leaders, and are devoted to trust, honesty, and the 
encouragement of personal growth. Currently there are 68 members in total, 
including 29 active sisters. 

After putting up flyers around campus, dorm storming, and tabling in the 
Campus Center for weeks, members of Delta Pi Omega kept hearing people 
say I'll be there, but when the night came to Rock-A-Wish the sisters were 
surprised to see people lining up an hour before the show. 

In 2008, the first year the Rock-A-Wish concert was held, the sisters raised 
$2,500. Performances by Baylock, Stealing Jane, and HelloMahalo kept 
the crowd dancing all night, and made the show a success. The next year, 
Delta Pi Omega put on another show, as they continued to work towards 
their goal for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

Delta Pi Omega has also participated in the Good Night, Sleep Tight program, 
in which the sisters decorate pillowcases for kids and fill them with a journal 
and teddy bear, along with other utilities to be donated to local shelters. 
The sisters have also taken part in the Autism Speaks Walk in Rhode Island, 
where the proceeds benefit the National Alliance for Autism Research. 

It's really fun standing at the finish line, giving high fives to little kids, said 
Kellie, Philanthropy is our main goal. We learn to accept different values 
through our work. 

Other community service projects include Breast Cancer Walks, childcare 
events at the YMCA and YWCA, and working with campus ministry by 
volunteering at local soup kitchens. Along with other sororities and fraterni- 
ties on campus, the women of Delta Pi Omega also participate in Relay for Life every April, and every 
December they attend the Senior Citizen's Banquet. 

In the past, the sisters have worked with St. Vincent's in order to give Christmas gifts to underprivileged 
children, and have even baked dog treats for Animal Advocates. 

With all of the philanthropy projects the organization takes part in, there are always situations 
available for the sisters to display and improve their leadership skills. While all of the girls are really 
different, they all share some common characteristics. Each sister has the desire to help both people 
and communities, has a strong sense of caring and compassion, and a common enjoyment of social 
interactions. So, not the sorority type? Think again. 

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Alpha Sigma Tau 

Creating powerful individuals with sisterly bonds that last a lifetime 

Danielle Santoro writer 

College was a time to embark on a new life journey. A place 
to develop your education, meet new people and learn about yourself. 
However being on your own with your family miles away was a wary 
thought for some. Luckily there was a good place to turn for those feeling 
homesick. Alpha Sigma Tau sorority has worked diligently to create a 
close-knit bond between every member of the group. To AST, family was 
extremely vital and treating each other as so was just one of the things 
that made them so exceptional. They stressed closeness so members 
would always feel welcomed to be themselves and build a sisterly bond 
amongst every member. 

Alpha Sigma Tau was originally apart of the Gamma Delta Chapter and 
founded nationally in 1889. The sorority established signature colors that 
were emerald green and gold; colors every AST sister was proud to wear. 
In addition they created a life motto for the sisters to always be, active, 
self-reliant, and trustworthy. These were important aspects to live by be- 
cause it stressed assisting others as well as taking care of yourself. Most 
importantly it also facilitated friendship and making a difference in the 
world. Nationally, AST dedicated its time to the Habitat for Humanity. This 
is a program that allowed for families to get back on their feet. Money 
raised went to new houses for those in need as well as medical supplies 
and food. AST truly displayed how important family was to them by 
assisting this organization. 

In 1999, AST established itself on campus and became an instant success. 
With dedicated members and a passion for change these girls were able 
to establish something amazing. Locally, AST took part in many philanthropic 
activities. They donated to the Pine Mount Settlement School, they also 
participated in the Relay for Life, as well as many other community service 
events in and around the area. 

The sisters of AST understood the importance of values. The contributions 
to society and their dependency on each other had helped them grow 
into mature individuals. Being a member of AST you always had someone 
to turn to for advice, support or help with school. They were all depend- 
able sisters, someone to share fun memories with and experience the un- 
breakable bond of sisterhood. One sorority sister explained how being 
a member of AST sweetened her college experience and made the transition 
into school so much better. A great quote they used to explain their relation- 
ship was friends forever, sisters for life. The AST sorority encouraged growth 
among their members. By being apart of something so important they were 
able to make the most of this life changing experience. These values and 
knowledge they discovered would stick with them throughout the rest of 
their lives. 

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Cherishing the bonds of sisterhood and transforming the surrounding community 

Attending a school like UMass Dartmouth, students are able to meet 
a number of people from different cultural backgrounds that allowed them 
to expand our understanding of diversity. The concept of diversity stood out 
in the minds of others and a few young Latino women decided to integrate 
this concept into a sorority; One that would stand 
for culture, educate others, as well as motivating 
sisters to come together and make change. Sigma 
lota Alpha caught the attention of many UMD stu- 
dents when it was brought to our campus in 2008. 

SIA was founded nationally in 1990 and established 
on the UMD campus in the fall of 2008. It was one 
of the newest sororities to join Greek Life and 
the sisters often referred to it as the Hermandad 
de Sigma lota Alpha, which was Spanish for the 
sisters of SIA. The symbol of the organization was 
a red rose as well as the colors red, gold, royal 
blue, white, and black. The unique thing about 
SIA was that it focused on promoting unity and 
educating others about their culture as well 
as helping community. Their motto was, Semper 
Unum etlnseparabiliswhkh means Always One 
and Inseparable. The sisters were great role 
models to society as th'ey promoted reliability, 
strived in academics and assisted philanthro- 
pies in and around the area. 

SIA is constantly participating in community service, but as a national 
organization there are three campaigns that they take part in annually. 
These are the red ribbon, gold ribbon, and blue ribbon campaign. The 
red ribbon campaign are fundraisers to support the fight against and 
awareness of AIDS. For the gold ribbon campaign SIA hosts fundraisers 
and support for the Special Olympics, and in the blue ribbon camp- 
aign, SIA participates in the March of Dimes as well as fundraise. 

Their national philanthropy is Our Heartland. Which was a program that 
raised money for HIV/AIDS. It gave children inflicted with the illness a 
chance to participate in the best week of their lives. This fun-filled week 
was crammed with activities and events to give children hope for the 
future. When it comes to helping out local areas, the sisters often tutor 
other students or raise money for local organizations. They truly loved 
making a difference in their world. 

Their outstanding commitment to the community as well as their bond with 
each other made the sorority a great success. It not only taught the girls im- 
portant life lessons but also promised them a friend or better yet a sister for 
life. Being a member of SIA enabled the creation of life-long relationships, 
in depth self discovery, and the importance of being involved in the society. 

The sisters of SIA believed that, An organization is only as strong as 
its members and the impact that each of them has on their respective 
communities. Therefore it was important to always trust one another 
and make the sorority a team effort. This allowed them to accomplish 
many goals in the community. 

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Looking for a sufficient job and attempting 
to combat all the stress before graduation, was 
a process that often times captured all of our 
attention. However, in the midst of all that worry, 
did we ever stop to think of people going through 
a more serious crisis than our own? 

Participating in charity events and raising money 
for a cause was especially important to Greek 
Life, with each fraternity and sorority supporting 
their own unique philanthropy. Every year all 
the Greek Organizations would come together 
and combined their efforts to assist one very 
important cause. Cancer affected over 10 million 
people in the United States alone and still had 
no official cure. Relay for Life was a local event 
that allowed people to raise money for the ill- 
ness and create additional awareness. On April 
18, 2009 all the Greek sororities, fraternities and 
anyone else interested in participating would 
camp out in the UMD quad. At least one member 
from each team was constantly walking a lap 

around the quad until the 16-hour event came to 
an end. It was always a great way to bond with 
members and support an important foundation. 

Greek Life also contributed to many local and 
national organizations. The fraternities of Chi Phi, 
Sigma Phi Rho, Sigma Tau Gama and Alpha Phi 
Alpha dedicated their time and effort to encour- 
aging children in school. They tutored children 
and participated in events to raise money for 
Books for Kids. They would personally mentor 
young students and persuade them to continue 
their education through the college level, so they 
could succeed in the future. 

The remaining fraternities of Phi Kappa Theta 
and Theta Delta Chi spent their time raising 
money for other philanthropies. Phi Kappa Theta 
donated to the Children Miracle Network, which 
supported many children's hospitals. Theta Delta 
Chi raised money for cancer research through 
their memorable Polar Plunge events. 

The sororities on campus also enjoyed improv- 
ing the community. Alpha Sigma Tau contributed 
to the Habitat for Humanity to help people in 
the local community get back on their feet, while 
other sororities worked on spreading aware- 
ness about various illnesses. Sigma lota Alpha 
collected money for AIDS research and Delta 
Ph Omega for Autism research. The goal of lota 
Delta Nu and Phi Sigma Sigma was helping 
to enrich the lives of children by contributing to 
the Boys and Girls Club and raising money for 
children's literacy. 

Each organization specialized in its own charity 
with their overall goal being to help others 
who were in need. They constantly strived to 
reach their goals while creating awareness 
in the community. 

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Sarah Killingbeck 


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12 Luke Poirier 

13 John Henry 

14 David Menapace 

15 Marc Fiore 

16 Chris Pinheiro 

17 Robert Costa 

18 Omar Phillip 

19 Adam Houghton 

20 Michael Allen 

21 JohnWaldron 

22 Aaron Russo 

23 James Moore 

24 Matt Doyle 

25 Rolando Andrade 

27 Sal Ciancimino 

28 Richard Walling 

29 Lonnie Page 

30 Corey Arenz 

31 MattBrune 

32 Steve Trudeau 

33 Devon Santos 

34 Alex Duff 

35 John Cordasco 

36 William Thibodeau 

37 Shyam Subramanian 

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40 Dave Bombardier 

41 Rich Braley 

42 John Kelly 

43 Edwin Sustache 

44 Chris Azevedo 

45 Julian Santos 

46 Ryan Cortes 

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50 Doug Hanlon 
52 Matt Johnson 

53 Jarrod Wallace 

54 Chris Bell 

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56 Steve Kent 

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59 Matt Lamoureux 

60 Kevin Romelus 
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70 Robert Yarbrough 

71 Bill Williams 

72 Ryan Griffin 

73 Anthony Holloway 

75 Matt Georgianna 

76 Dan Rank 

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80 Emmanuel Mukendi 

81 Justin Dufault 

82 George Vasiliadis 

83 Jared Hicks 

84 Greg Dorman 

85 Paul Maffeo 

86 Charles Nyamekye 

87 Drew Coveney 

88 Joseph Atchue 

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91 Jon Finnell 

92 Mina Sobhy 

93 Dane Finis 

94 Tom Pickette 

95 Marc Piccardo 

96 Jon Neal 

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Made the most of all of life's challenges by displaying dedication and commitment 

Jenna Rodrigues photographer 
Danielle Santoro writer 


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When school work, extra curricular activities, 
and jobs were at their busiest, we would often 
wonder how we would ever get through those 
hectic days. However, Allison DeAngelis had 
multitasking down to a science and was able to 
successfully maintain an overloaded schedule 
throughout her college career. 

Allison came to UMD with passion for Graphic 
Design/Art History. Her initial reaction was to 
make the most of her college career by getting 
involved. Tennis had been an interest of hers 
since the young age of eight. She dedicated her 
time and energy to the sport, qualifying her for 
the UMD Tennis team as a freshman. 

Allison was a genuine leader and friendly person, 
quickly gaining approval from her teammates 
and was later elected captain of the UMD Tennis 
team in Spring 2008. As captain she strived to 
be a superior role model to her teammates and 
stressed the importance of staying close, hoping 
to increase the team's ability to work together. 
Her diligent efforts proved to be triumphant when 
the Tennis Team won its Division League as well 
as the Championship in 2008. 

Off the court, Allison was just as much commit- 
ted to other areas of her life as she was to her 
tennis career. On campus, she was a sorority 
sister of lota Delta Nu, the director of promotions 

for Campus Activities Board (CAB), a member of 
the tennis club, a secretary of the Graphic Design 
Club, and a participant on the Student Athletic 
Advisory Committee (SAAC). In addition, she 
also volunteered her time in the community, read- 
ing to children and assisting in art projects at the 
Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence. 

The main lesson college had brought to Allison 
was that, you always have to make the most of 
everything you have because you can go any- 
where in life. Her commitment to the community 
and her own colleagues will be great traits to 
prepared her for what will be a flourishing future. 




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Head Coaches 

Cathy Motta 


David Lyons 

Katy Shoemaker 

Joe Cugini 

Steve Madden 

Assistant Coaches 

David Schneeweis 

Chris Currier-Haymes 

Nicholas Poliseno 

Kyle Black 

Justin Damaso 

Owen Rego 


Andrew Adams 

Andrew DiBenedetto 

Bryan Riddick 

Men's Roster 

Andrew Adams 
David Adams 

Matthew Fahey 
Andrew Haughey 
Craig Johnson 

Thomas Silva 
Steve Szarek 

Miguel Almeida 
Chris Avery 

Joe Krzystofik 
Matthew Lincoln 


Andrew Cefalu 

Head Coach 

Cathy Motta 

Kathleen Foley 

Danielle Sanko 

Assistant Coaches 

Kyle Black 

Jennifer Hines 

Lauren Sardella 

David Schneeweiss 

Kaitlyn Kewriga 

Caitlin Sheils 


Lisa Sands 

Lindsay Little 


Women's Roster 

Amanda Beahn 

Kimberly Moore 
Michelle Pound 

Natalie Brochu 
Kelly Channell 
Brittany Dupuis 

Christine Pryme 
Rebecca Raymond 
Katie Rolfs 

Michelle Favulli 

Lisa Sands 

Colleen Foley 

Scrimshaw 2009 



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Head Coach 

Brian Baptiste 


Reece Freeman 35 Will Smiley 

Assistant Coaches 

Len Desautels 


Alex Klepadlo 44 V.J. Divine 

Ed Rodrigues 


Joe Sheehan 51 Josh Yucius 



Jeff Macchi 

Sean Floyd 


David Riley 

Stephane Abelard 


Tyler Turtoro 


Reece Freeman 


Matt Walker 

V.J. Divine 


Kyle Yeadon 

Men's Roster 


Randy Torres 
John Kanarski 


Brandon Stephens 
Brandon Shelton 
Dan Boyce 

Head Coach 

Amanda Van Voorhis 


Madison Malloy 

Assistant Coaches 

Rob Johnson 


Kyla Sylvia 


Vicki Andruszkiewic 


Kaylin Nelson 

Madison Malloy 


Tashauna Ashmeade 

Women's Roster 


Rayven Tillman 
Vicki Andruszkiewicz 
Samantha Hodgson 
Nazareth Cardoso 
Kelly Whooley 


Sara Gaspar 


Steven Grise photographer 


Head Coach 

Scott Bouchard 

Assistant Coaches 

Michael Brady 
Amanda Theberge 


Katelyn Amico 

Allie Feldman 

Rebecca Robichard 

Amoura Chamberlain 

Kristina Hammond 

Rachel Vespa 

Aze Che 

Jessica Holske 

Bethany Vezina 

Jenna Cloutier 

Alyssa Hosford 

Meghan Westlund 

Brianna Colleran 

Chelsea Lees 

Ashley Wright 

Christi Distefano 

Kelly McGrory 

Colleen Dwyer 

Meghan Motherway 

Sam Egolf 

Kori Power 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Indoor & Outdoor Track 

Yearbook Archives 

Head Coach 

Steve Gardiner 

Joseph Hannon 

Michael Parisi 

Assistant Coach 

Jon Hird 

Eric Holmes 

Daniel Rutledge 

Jameson Barber 

Brian Hopkins 

Ryan Sechovicz 

Carla DeSantis 

Jerry Ihle 

Tom Silva 

Men's Roster 

Gerald Arneaud 

Thomas Kenneally 

Corey Sleep 

Tom Barry 

Jimmy Knuuttila 

Thomas Spencer 

Jeffrey Beal 

Hymlaire Lamisere 

Derek Stevens 

Tyler Buck 

Jon Larcom 

Tim Whelan 

Darren Cundari 

Matt Lemanski 

Marcus Williams 

Nick Deininger 

Kevin Markie 

Robert Yarbough 

Jonathan Delulis 

Wes Meserve 

Andrew Yingling 

Tyler Donahue 

James Morgan 

Kevin Gilmore 

Johnson Nguyen 

Richard Goldblatt 

Eric Nygaard 

Head Coach 

Steve Gardiner 

Brittany Cole 

Kristina Lundquist 

Assistant Coaches 

Jon Hird 

Stacey Dybel 

Linee Mello-Frost 

Jameson Barber 

Sandy Fitzsimmons 

Emily Migre 

Carla DeSantis 

Emily Hall 

Briley Morrill 

Women's Roster 

Hillary Baker 

Jermai Harrison 

Patience Noah 

Meaghan Bohigian 

Breanna Keenan 

Allison O'Rourke 

Jess Carpenter 

Ashley Kelly 

Megan Oliveira 
Courtney Testa 



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Head Coach 
Assistant Coaches 


Kelly Roy-Sale 
Pam Bailey Decastro 
Ken Fonseca 
Donna Poyant 

01 Katy Williams 

02 Emily Surprenant 

03 Jessica Falzone 

04 Colleen Schmidt 

05 Michelle Conway 

06 Vicki Andruszkiewicz 

07 Desiree Sousa 

08 Bethany Berube 

09 Kristie Duval 

10 Brittany Eldridge 

11 CassieMota 

12 Kaitlin Hogan 

13 Alyssa Hosford 
15 Amie Nickerson 

16 Hannah Rounds 

17 Ashley Puis 
19 Diane Barry 

23 Rachel Fonseca 

24 Tracie Calvert 

Scrimshaw 2009 



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Head Coach 
Assistant Coaches 

Bob Curran 
Eric Alberto 
Christian Perry 



Ryan McDermott 


Kyle Merrill 


Eric Rodriguez 


Casey Askeland 


Anthony Fiorita 


Pat McDonough 


Andrew Candon 


Brian Pedrotti 


Chris Contre 


Jeff Macchi 


Chris Benevides 


Shane Campbell 


Dan Demello 


Nick Croft 


Dave McGuire 


Pat Lavey 


Tyler Noyes 


Nial Mitchell 


Tom LaDore 


Chris Mcauliffe 


Carlos Sanchez 


Mike Mitchell 


Matt Ryan 


John Quigg 


Pete Beksha 


Scott Tibbetts 


Adam Gustafson 


Zac Talis 

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Tom Mendell 


Robert Berg 

Paige Parker 

Nolan Blier 

Karsten Rathlev 


Trevor Blier 

Alex Samoiloff 

Ben Brown 

Ken Sims 


Fabian Tarek 

Zach Engstrom 

Mason Viau 

Mike Fink 

Brandon Warrick 

Chris Forster 

Brian Lui 

Jeff Lui 

Joe Matrisciano 

Troy Pandolfi 

Scrimshaw 2009 



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Erica Keenan photographer 

Head Coach 
Assistant Coach 

Women's Roster 

Head Coach 
Assistant Coach 

Men's Roster 

Jerry Jennings 
Katie Allen 
Erin Magee 
Wayne McAlister 
Chris Shea 

01 Andrea Russo 

02 Samantha Wonson 

03 Kelly McLaughlin 

04 Karina Andrade 

Kevin Mahoney 
Jeff Feroce 
Brad Wilson 

01 Nick Campbell 

02 Mike Lee 

03 Stephen Espinola 

04 MattLeary 

05 Dan Stefanini 

07 Cameron Crown 

08 Domenic Giusto 

09 Joe Devlin 

10 Kevin Pelsinski 

11 Steve Colella 

05 Allison Trearchis 

06 Larissa Basque 

07 Allison O'Rourke 

08 Kara Basque 

09 Rachel Carlucci 

10 Casey Otovic 

11 Brittany Partridge 

12 Katlyn Cleverdon 

13 Liz Miller 

14 Olapeju Owoyemi 

12 Robinson Douglas 

13 Jason Febo 

14 Austin Savoie 

15 MikeWyche 

16 Robert Young 

17 Paul Hanna 

18 Jack McCarthy 

19 Braxton Campbell 

20 Christian Roberto 

21 Terence Dineen 

22 Josh Arsenault 

23 Eric Hubbard 

24 Mike Rossman 

14 Hana Durakovic 

15 Erin Carnovale 

16 Gillian Carey 

17 Colleen Allen 

18 Rebecca Raymond 

19 Alex Wade 
21 Liz Stapleton 
24 Lauren Barber 

Megan Deford 

25 Tarek Donnelly 

26 Paul Nunes 

27 Matt Swirbalus 

28 Bobby Smith 

29 Andrew Foster 

30 Antonio lannacito 

31 Charles Spencer 

32 AlexReposa 

34 Andrew Weaver 

36 Brian Webber 


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Jennifer Alves 

Jamie Abram 
Political Science 

Nizar Alwazir 

Lauryn Acevedo 

Medical Laboratory Science 

Amber Ackerman 

Robert Ainslie 

Sociology/Criminal Justice 


Daniah Al Jawini 

Bethanie Amaral 



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Katherine Amaral 

Kelliann Amaral 

Liberal Arts 

Natassia Amaral 

Melissa Amaro 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Elizabeth Anderson 
Humanities/Social Sciences 

Felicia Andrade 

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Political Science 

lona Lisa Andrade 
Criminal Justice 

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Monica Anarade 

Human Resource Management 

Rudolph Andrade 
Painting/Fine Art 

Anna Andress 

Kyle Andress 

Business Operations Managment 

lichaela Anthony 

Tracy Anthony 

Brian Ashmankas 
Political Science/Sociology 

Joel Askenase 

Crime And Justice Studies 

Jessica Avery 

Ibitayo Ayeni 

George Ayoub Jr. 

Amanda Ayres 

Joshua Baldwin 
Political Science 

Krystle Barahona 

Human Resource Management 

Emma Basso 

Textile Design/Fiber Arts 

Charles Baltayan 
Electrical Engineering 

Hongge Baptista 

Lauren Barber 

Mathew Barbosa 

Matthew Benevides 

Andrew Bates 

Stefanie Bello 

Phillip Baracewicz 

Elizabeth Barnes 

Aindrea Benduzek 


Keith Benoit 
Mechanical Engineering 

Rachel Berger 

Christopher Bernardo 

Human Resource Management 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Kathryn Berryman 

Danielle Blair 

Hilary Borba 
Liberal Arts 

Stephanie Botelho 

Charles Bienia 
Computer Engineering 


Christine Boelee 

Human Resource Management 

Kris Borgendale 

Crime AndJustice Studies 

Brittany Bissonnette 
Art Education 

Michael Bolduc 

Americo Botelho 

Ryan Bouchard 
Business Management 

Stacey Boyd 

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Sara Bollwage 

Joseph Botelho 

Civil & Environmental Engineering 

Steven Boyko 
Mechanical Engineering 

Lauren Brillon 

Benjamin Brown 

Jenna Bristol 

Madeline Brumley 
Humanities Social Sciences 

Amy Burke 

Matthew Burke 



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Sean Buchanan 
Electrical Engineering 

Lauren Butler 
Graphic Design 

Elizabeth Buckley 

Sandra Butler 

Matthew Cahill 
Civil Engineering 

Anthony Caledonia 

Alicia-Lynn Camara 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Danielle Carew 

Business Human Resources 

Ryan Carroll 

Nancy Carey 
Accounting/ Finance 

Joshua Carlson Shannon Carr 

Mechanical Engineering/Business Admin Operations Management 

Sheila Cassidy 

Christina Catallozzi 
Political Science 

Laura Champagne Rebecca Chan 

Multidisciplinary Studies/Biochem Stats Sociology 

James Charest 
Business Marketing 

Ashley Chaunt 

Kirsten Chaves 

Lindsey Chaves 
Nursing Bsn 

Christopher Chace 

Christopher Chase 

Ming Chen 

Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology 

Kaitlin Clougherty 

Andrew Coderre 

Alix Coietta 


Genna Concepcion 
Humanities/Social Studies 

Kaitlin Connolly 

Elizabeth Conrad 
Graphic Design 

Mauro Consiglio lii 

Matthew Correia 
Business/Human Resources 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Sarah Coviello 
Graphic Design 

Robert Coyne 

Brianna Crazier 

Michael Cunningham 
Sociology (Crime & Justice) 

Brian Cuddy 
Mechanical Engineering 

Tina Curtis 

Jennifer Czapiga 

Tara Czernicki 

Business/Human Resource Management 

Stephen Danforth 

Nicholas D'Angelo 
Criminal Justice 

Hillary Danz 

Jason Darrach 
Liberal Arts 

Dustin Daponte 

Derek Darcy 

Brittany Darosa 

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Ronald Dauplaise 

Andrew Davidson 

lelissa Davignon 

Jennifer Davison 

Human Resource Management 

Allison Deangelis 
Graphic Design/Art History 

Victoria Decosta 

Connie Decourcey 

Amanda Defrias 

Jonathon Deiulis 
Operations Management 

Ann-Marie Deluca 

Matthew Dematos 

Scrimshaw 2009 



Kate Demello 

Benjamin Devonshire 

Zachary Demers 
Operations Management 

Akankshu Dhawan 
Comp & Info Science 

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Jade Dillingham 

Jonathan Diotalevi 

Brittany Dolan 
Hr Management 

Janel Doloiras 

Rebecca Desilva 

Kevin Deveney 
Criminal Justice 


Erica Dias 

Jeremy Dias 

Ashley Dobson 

Daniel Doherty 

Erica Dominguez 
Computer Science 

David Donovan 

David Doucette 

Melissa Dumont 

Kristen Emmett 
English Lit/Criticism 

.-.ztof Falkowski 

Julianne Duarte 

Douglas Dufresne 
Music Ed 

Eileen Dunleavy 

Ogadi Egbuonu 

Tamara Endich 
Graphic Design 

Holson Escalazy 

Russell Dugal 
Mechanical Engineering 

Nathaniel Ellis 

Human Resource Management 




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Tatiana Escudero 

Crime And Justice Studies/Spanish 

Jessica Fallon 

Neal Fassnacht 
Graphic Design 

Sara Faulkner 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Eliza Feindel 

Scott Ferrara 

Adam Fisher 

Management Information Systems 

Ryan Flanagan 
Opertaions Management 

Daniel Fekene 

Flavio Fernandes 
Electrical Engineering 

Mary Fernandes 
Sociology/ Crime & Justice 

Kevin Ferreira 


Stephen Fitch 
Operation Mgt 

Melissa Fonseca 
Operation Management 

Melissa Ferreira 

Denise Fiorentino 
Computer Science 

Kerri Fitzpatrick 
Human Resources 

Patrick Fitzsimmons 
Operations Management 

Michael Fontaine 
Mechanical Engineering 

Christoph Forster 
Operations Mgt 

Ryan Franco 
Political Science 

Reuben Furnas 

William Frasier 

Carissa Frazier 

Lisa Furtado 

Kerry Gallagher 

Greg Frazier 
Civil Engineering 

Amy Galligan 


Jheri Gamboa 

Roya Ghanimat 
Civil Engineering 

A.G. Garthaus 
Operations Management 

Cristina Gasbarro 
Political Science 

Sara Gaspar 

Management Information System 

lichael Giacco 

Frank Giampa 

Lindsey Giatas 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Rui Gomes 

Management Information Systems 

Suzanne Gomez 
Liberal Arts 

Jessica Goveny 

Matthew Gray 

Human Resource Management 

Lisa Goncalves 

Katherine Gregory 
Liberal Arts 

Elizabeth Grenier 

Lindsey Goller 
Graphic Design 

Jessica Gove 

Nicole Gregory 

Christopher Grey 
Civil Engineering 

Steven Grise 
Digital Media 

liriam Guillotte 
Medical Laboratory Science 

Tracy Hale 

Melissa Harbachuck 

Sean Hester 

David Hoerburger 

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Rebecca Hamel 
Art History 

Jamie Hardt 
Art Education 

Heidi Harribine 

Elissa Hibbert 
Criminal Justice 

Stacey Ho 

Hr Business Management 

Jennifer Holbrook 
Graphic Design 

Tomoe Horan 
Med Lab Science 

Joseph Hannon 

Ryan Hebda 

Crime And Justice Studies 

Vy Hoang 

Jennifer Howes 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Jennifer Hubley 

Ebraheim Ismail 
Mechanical Engineering 

Chandra Jean-Pierre 

Soraya Jonet-Branco 

Austin Huot 

Human Resource Management 

Melody Igwe 

Tonya Jackson 

Art Education 



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Matthew Jamieson 
Criminal Justice 

Laura Jeffrey 

lichael Jencks 

Carmize Jorge 
Human Resource 

Drew Josefson 

Management Information Systems 

Mohamed Iman 

Aaron Jamous 
Civil Engineering 

lichelle Jimenez 
Womens Studies 

onawn Joyce 
Business Management 



Frederick Kalisz Jr. 
Public Policy 

Laura Kamyk 

Anna Kapanidis 

Human Resource Manaqement 

Christopher Katseroubas 
Management Information Systems 

Daniel Katz 

Sophal Kea 

Human Resource Mgmt 

Sara Kelley 

Lauren Kelly 

Samantha Kemp 
Political Science 

Laura Kennedy 

Abeera Khan 
Medical Lab Science 

Zebaysh Khan 
Medical Lab Science 

Jacqueline Khoury 

Leeza Khoury 

Sarah Killingbeck 

Jaclyn Kilmartin 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Thomas King lii 

Taylor Koon 

Harrison Kitchen 
Computer Engineering 

James Knuuttila li 

Kaelan Labelle-Groebe 
Humanities/Social Sciences 

Erin Laplante 

Soterea Kostopulos 
Business Mgt-Hr 

Kayla Krebs 

Alicia Lafuente 

Christopher Laliberte 
Computer Engineering 

Eugene Larochelle 

Danielle Lattari 

Kerry Koelsch 

Felix Kreische 

Robert Lambert 

Danielle Lavoie 
Graphic Design 

Gerard Lavoie 
Operations Management 

Allison Lefebvre 

Kirsten Lazorik 
Art Edu 

Kristen Lebrun 

Clifford Leland 
Mechanical Engineering 

Megan Lemieux 
Humanities/Social Science 

Patrick Lennon 

Jonathan Leombruno 

ichael Leonard 
Operations Management/Accounting 

Jacob Levesque 

sss Management Operations 

Sanique Levy 

Erin Lewis 

Jennifer Leeman 

Emily Lenard 

Caitlin Levesque 

Business Admin/Human Resource 

Zachary Lewis 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Joshua Liberty 

Joe Ly 

Computer Engineerii 

Nicholas MacOlir 
Political Science 

Mark Maltz 

Lauren Liebold 

Michael Loumos 

Kathryn Lynch 

Jamie Lyons 

Clinical Psychology/Ms 

Megan Malerbi 
Marine Biology 

Nicole Malinosky 

Katelyn Marcotte 

Graphic Design/Digital Media 

Kevin Marques 

Stephanie Luz 
Political Science 

Emmanuel Lyte 
Electrical Engineerinc 

Knsten Maloof 

Amanda Marshall 

Jillian Marshall 

Darlene Martins 

Thomas Mazza 

Katherine McDermott 

Joseph Martelly 

Alice Martin 

Cindy Martins 
Humanities/Social Science 

Laura Massa 

Jennifer Masztal Tanya Matos 

English Writing/Comm And Rhetoric Psychology 

Shaun M.cAuliffe 

Lamar McClinton 

Lanajean McCloy 

Business Operations Management 

Meghan McDonald 

Emily McEachem 

Ashley McGlynn 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Nicole McLernon 

Erin Meister 
Medical Lab Science 

Laura McNeill 




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Tracey Medeiros 
Operations Manageme 

Amanda Melanson 

Kaitlyn Mello 

Kelsey Meggison 
Business Finance 

Zachary Mello 

Christopher Melo 
Business Finance 

Nicole Melo 
Digital Media 


Brittany Michaud 

Victoria Moniz 

Matthew Monteiro 
Management Information Systems 

Kasey Moore 

Liberal Arts Soc And History 

Thomas Moorey 

Mellissa Morris 
Painting/2D Studies 

Jacqueline Moz 

Ryan Mulhall 

Leighanne Munroe 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Deanna Mustachio 

Danielly Neves 
Political Science 

Lindsey Nobrega 

Kathryn Nunes 
Psychology/Hr Management 


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Business Finance 

Emmanuel Newman 

Andrew Noonan 

John Nathan 

Andrea Newsham 

Kathryn Noonan 

Patricia O'Connor 

Adedoyin Odewale 
Biology & Psychology 

Natassa Negron 

Amie Nickerson 
Digital Media 

Justin Nordeste 

Management Information Systems 

Bilikisu Odufuye 
Jewelry Design 

Eche Ogah 
Electrical Engineering 

Kristianne Oliveira 
Liberal Arts 

James Pace 

Ankit Pahwa 
Mechanical Engineering 

Kelly O'Keefe 
Graphic Design 

lichael O'Malley 

Ryan Olearczyk 

Sean O'Neil 

Operations Management 

Joshua Pacheco 

Kayla Pacheco 

Andrew Paiva 

Michael Parkin Jr. 
Operations Management 

Andrew Oliveira 

Vanessa O'Neil 

Allie Page 

Amanda Parr 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Myja Parviainen 
Graphic Design 

Sara Pearson 

Martin Pasquill 
Criminal Justice 

Joana Pedrosa 

Nicholas Pereira Victoria Perkins 

Management Information Systems English 

Jarel Perullo 

Computer Information Systems 

Samantha Pettey 
Political Science/History 

Felipe Passos 

Ana Pereira 

Mandy Perrault 

Tuyetloan Pham 

Krishna Patel 
Business Marketing 

Mark Pereira 

Sean Perry 
Marine Biology 

larion Phillips 
1is/Computer Science 

Van Phin 

Ratthisa Phomsopha 

Wilkenson Pierre 

Erica Pine 

Stephanie Porter 

Maria Precopio 

Janice Pine 

Jessica Pinho 
Political Science 

Kaylie Pouliot 

Michelle Pound 

Samantha Provencal 

Ayesha Qadir 
Med Lab Science 

Daniel Pimente 


Heidi Pontes 

Mary Powell 
Political Science 

Liam Quinn 

Crime & Justice Studies 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Michael Raposa 
Operations Management 

Julia Rees 

Daniel Reutzel 
Civil Engineering 

Cynthia Riggins 

Elise Rapoza 

Quantitative Public Policy Analysis Bs 

Taizha Rego 

Jordan Rich 

Audrey Rauffenbart 
Humanities & Social Science 

Andreas Reineck 

Jeffrey Richard 
Electrical Engineering 

Philip Rebello 

Christopher Reinhart 
Crime And Justice Studies 

Briana Richards 

Medical Laboratory Science 

Jennifer Rocha 
Digital Media 

Felicia Roderick 

Joshua Roderiques 

Jessica Rodrigues 

Justine Rogazzo 
Liberal Arts 

Philip Ross 
Liberal Arts 

Matthew Rodrigues 

Kayla Rogers 

Rachael Ross 

Suzan Rodrigues 
Operations Management 

Sylvia Rodrigues 

Karen Rojas 

Amanda Rostron 

Jennifer Rosbicki 

Peter Rubino 
Operations Management 

Joshua Rudman 
Digital Media 

Lucia Ruivo 

Kerri Ruta 

Nicole Rutledge 
Marketing/Operations Mgmt 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Sara Salmon 

Jessica Sammour 
Mba - Management 

Lisa Sands 

Danielle Santoro 

Human Resource Management 

Daniel Santos 

Finance & Operations Management 

Jason Santos 
Political Science 

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Political Science/Portuguese 

Kevin Santos 

Sally Santos 

Sonia Santos 

Kaitlyn Schofield 

lichael Schroeder 

Matthew Scott 

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Management Information Systems 

Matthew Sheehan 
Crime And Justice Studies 

Abby Sickles 

Craig Silverman 

Dany Sim 

Kanhai Shah 

Computer & Information Science 

Brandy Silva 
Political Science 

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Monica Silva 

Msn, Adult Nurse Practitioner 

Crystal Simons 

Amber Sloan 

Human Resource Management 

Terry Smith 

Christina Soini 

Christina Sokol 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Daniela Sousa 

Marie Spang 


Jutianna Strout 

Jillian Sousa 
Criminal Justice 

Meilanie Staiger 

Megan Stubbs 

Textile Design/Fiber Arts 

Roxane Sousa 

Olubunmi Staveley 

Aimee Stymest 

Melissa Spadafore 
Marketing/International Business 

Rebecca Stephens 

Melissa Suarez 

David Suh 

Brianna Sullivan 

Erin Sullivan 

Emma Sylvia 
Operations Management 

Sarina Szynal 

Laura Taylor 

Elaine Tisdale Asselin 


Keith Tremblay 
Electrical Engineering 

Lindsey Tarzia 


Justin Tavares 

Michael Taveira 
Business Management 

Jacquelyn Thompson 
Business Marketing/Spanish 

Meghan Thompson 
Psychology/Womens Studies Minor 

Derek Tiago 
Mechanical Engineering 

Richard Tomkins 
Civil Engineering 

Alice Touchette 
Textile Artisanry 

Robert Towle 
Civil Engineering 

Alex Tringale 

Operations Mangement' 

Jennifer Turpel 

Amanda Twomey 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Samuil Valkovski 
Civil Engineering 

Victoria Vieira 

Jacob Ventura 

Carley Vespa 

Rebecca Viera 
Graphic Design 

Ashley Vincett 
Graphic Design 

Tiffany Valente 
Human Resources 

Krystal Vieira 
Operations Management 

Carissa Violante 
Graphic Design 

Kaelyn Viveiros 
Marine Biology 

William Viveiros 

Human Resourse Management 

James Vose 

Human Resource Management 

Bartholomew Walsh 

William Walsh 

Jaqueline Weatherby 


Michael Wheeler 

Larry Wiseheart li 

Rita Wang 

Human Resource Mane 

Kimberly Weed 
English Lit 


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Cynthia Welker 

Annie Willis 

Cornelius Weah 
Medical Lab Science 

Rachel Westland 

Mark Wingertsman 
Mechanical Engineering 

Briana Woodard 

Justin Yao 

Electrical Engineering 

Julianna Yetsko 

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Eleni Yiantsidis 

Paul Zeller 

Computer Engineering 

Natali Zucconi 

Graphic Design 

Zhaofei Zeng 

Alexandra Zhang 

109 th Graduate Commencement 

Saturday, May 23™ 2009 


Order of Exercises 


National Anthem 

Deanna R. Mustachio '09 


Jean F. MacCormack 

Greetings from the Board of Trustees 

Kerri Osterhaus-Houle 

Graduate Student Address 

Akhilesh Shrestha '09 

Graduate Alumnus Address 

Sid Martin '81 '82 

Conferring of Honorary Degree 

Commencement Address 

Henry Grattan Gill, Jr. 

Conferring of Doctoral Degrees 


Associate Provost for Graduate Programs 

Presentation of Candidates for Masters Degrees 

Conferring of Masters Degrees 


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109 th Undergraduate Commencement 

Sunday, May 24 th , 2009 


Herff Jones Photography 

Order of Exercises 


Greetings from the Alumni 

Carnell Jones 

Judith A. Lima '87 

Director of Admissions 

President of the Alumni Association 

National Anthem 

President of the Senior Class 

Julianna Strout '09 

Stephanie Gibson '09 


Conferring of Honorary Degrees 

Jean F. MacCormack 

Commencement Address 

Sara J. Bloomfield 

Greetings from the Office of the President 

Jack M.Wilson 

Presentation of Candidates for Degrees 


Conferring of Degrees in Course 

Greetings from the Board of Trustees 

Alma Mater 

Kerri Osterhaus-Houle 

Julianna Strout '09 

Student Trustee 


Tamara Endich '09 

Scrimshaw 2009 

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Herff Jones Photography 

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20 Cent Fiction 

President: Chris Donovan, Vice President: Evan 
DeMarzo, Treasurer: Addie Hopkins, Secretary: 
Rob Lariviere 

Cindy Welker photographer 

Cindy Welker photographer 

Accounting Club 

Maura Morey, Marrisa Kimball, Brittany Monroe, 
Amanda Chaloox, Alyson Menteith, Jenna Nagel, 
Karla Laura, Scott Ferrara, Johnathan Leombra- 
no, Alex DiVincenzo, Mark Maltz, Mike Cantin, 
Joseph Krzystofik, Nancy Blank, Katie Hatfield, 
Rebecca Johnson 

Scrimshaw 2009 



Ebony Dowden, Sophal Kea, MyTran, Nady Pina, 
Stephanie Mireku, Michelle Fontes, Sahairy 
Peguero, Brigesha Patel, Jennifer Quintero 

Erica Keenan photographer 

Cindy Welker photographer 


Sophia Mastey, Carissa Violante, Katie Marcotte, 
James Lee, Nick Pregler, Liz Pantani, Lindsey 
Taylor, Lauren Batler, Mary Beth Murphy, Bobby 
Souza, Jackie Zwahlen, Patrick Kadlik, Liz Walker 

Anime Club 

Joshua D. Altobelli, Ryan Carrio, Nate, Daniel 
Chaplin, Alex Carroll Teal, Alex Lasky, Andy Wu, 
Caitlin Aitchison, Chris Im, Chris Pond, Cory R. 
Hahn, Daniel Chaplin, Daniel Higgs, Daniel 
Putnam, Danielle Duperre, Derrick Seala, 
Elizabeth Arruda, Emily Owoc, James Agostinelli, 
Jamison Lovely, Jennifer Braga, Jess 
Brisson, Jessi Peterson, Joshua D. Altobelli, 
Keith Tremblay, Mark Anderson, Matthew 
Terlaga, Mike Spencer, Patrick Mulvey, Patrick 
Sullivan, Raghavendra Sarangapurkar, Ryan 
Carreiro, Steven DeFrias, Tania, Tony Dasilva, 
Vanessa Jolly, Vikkie Kingsbury, Yinan Shi 

Erica Keenan photographer 

Paige Bennett-Bonn photographer 


President: Paul Murphy, Vice President: Amber 
Ackerman, Communications Director: Keri 
Ibbitson, Marketing Director: Jackie Boardman, . 
Program Director: Melissa Bennett, Spring Fest/ 
Fall Fest Director: Rachel Proodin, Late Night 
Director: Erica Rewinski, Games Director: Lindsey 
Dunphy, Web Director: Joe DeRenne 

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Capoeira Club 

Tj Morse, Keith Lefeure, Eric Grab, Neil Andre, 
Philip Lefevre, Kenji Francois, Yuki Okubo, 
Nathanel Becker, Sean Doyle, Gustavo Mastro, 
Rocco Marques 

Erica Keenan photographer 

Erica Keenan photpgrapher 

Cash Flow Club 

Karen Green, Angelica Sierra, Evans Menard, 
Karina Mateo, Patience Noah, Ashley Conolly, 
Kahleen Sinjeu, Tyrone Alcorn, Alex Francios, 
David Rodiguez, Petzi Poyau, Dane Charles 

Chi Phi 

Benjamin Al lis, James Sheehan, Jason 
Davis-Cooke, Matthew Gray, Andrey Bushin, 
Robert LeBoeuf, Colin Kary, Carlos Aguilera, 
James Anson, Christopher Bly, Daniel Boudria, 
Patrick Canary, Justin Dacosta, Joseph 
DeRenne, Steven Finethy, Michael Fink, Colin 
Fitzgerald, Philip Grundy, Brandon Hriniak, 
Raymond Letourneau, Dennis McClain, Joseph 
Montella, Andrew Morris, Ryan Morrissey, 
Shaun Mulvihill, Peter Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal, 
Christopher Parker, Paige Parker, Kevin Rogers, 
Austin Savoie, Kennith Sims, Joseph Stadnicki, 
Edward Westcoat 

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Paige Bennett-Bonn photographer 

Steven Grise photographer 


Lauren Watka, Sam Cordeiro, Nate Cordeiro, 
Patricia O'Connor, Matthew Litchfield, Rebecca 
Johnson, Ben Clarke; Margarita Rojas, Emily 
Owoc, Joel Worthington, Shawn Giatas, Lindsey 
Giatas, Lizzy Barnes, Justin LaCasse, Isaiah 
Nathan, Jeffrey Fleurantin, Amy Bullock, Ana 
Costa, Rachel Morgan, Christina Choquette, 
JJ Hartley, Ashley Dobson, Dagmawit Sirmollo, 
Lauren Watka, Rob Harrington, Ibrahim Khonteh, 
Israel Anifowose, Jamilyah Richardson, Jen 
Kinsey, Joanne Bruny, Jose Almeda, Pierre 
Almeda, Josmanie Weche, Kenji Francois, 
Kennis Chan, Kristine Auger, Liz Zuromsky, 
Mayra Quinones, Nathan Waldron, Paola Duarte 
Patience Noah, Stephanie Mireku, Steve Norton, 
Uday hasty, Vikkie Kingsbury 

Scrimshaw 2009 



Carissa Violante, Patrick Kadlik, Katie Marcotte, 
Sophia Muldoon Mastey, Sarah Coviello, Lindsey 
Goller, Liz Pantani, Mary Beth Murphy, Colin 
Gould, Ashley Vincett, Lauren Butler, Mike Wein, 
Bobby Souza, Jackie Zwahlen, Aprile Hodgkins, 
Scott Montgomery, Liz Walker, Lindsey Bateman, 
Meredith Anderson, Linsey Taylor, Nick Preglor 

Erica Keenan photographer 

Steven Grise photographer 

Delta Pi Omega 

Ashley Mills, Megan Black, Jenna Bristol, 
Megan Haley, Natali Zucconi, Ana Dias, Emily 
Cormier, Jenn Mazstal, Kellie Ord, Tracey Faria, 
Sarah Laprade, Nicole Talibon, Kelsey Barrows, 
Lauren Brown, Ruthie Bryan, Teresa Carenza, 
Emily Farnhill, Michelle Kelley, Kaitlin Ropar, 
Haley Rosen, My Tran, Ashley Tusa, Amy Deltor- 
chio, Diana Capellupo, Emily Hall, Amy Joslin, 
XuaMai Tieu 

Digital Media Club 

Joshua Altobelli, Adrian Ashman, Christian 
DaSilva, Patrick Dennis, Caitlin Dicecca, Lee 
Duff, James Dussault, Shayla Fiedler, Benjamin 
Gamache, Steven Grise, Brian Hulse, Katelyn 
Huynh, Katie Marcotte, Nicole Melo, Chris 
Nelson, Amie Nickerson, Ingrid Parena, Kelly 
Pavao, Edward Roach, Jennifer Rocha, Joshua 
Rudman, Justin Soares, Brian Townsend, 
Advisor: Shawn Towne 

Patrick Kadlik photographer 

Erica Keenan photographer 

Gaming Society 

President: Daniel Chaplin, Vice President: Dan 
Rial I, Secretary: Pat Sullivan, Treasurer: Kurt 
Napolitano, Marketing Manager: Brian Hulse 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Patrick Kadlick photographer 

Graphic Design 

Carissa Violante, Katie Marcotte, Kayla Hardy, 
Bryan Casimiro, Allison DeAngelis, Brendan 
Bell, Ralph Moreau, Sophia Muldoon Mastey, 
Alisha Pavia, Natali Zucconi, Danielle Lavoie, 
Kelly Arruda, Brianna Bacon, Lauren Butler, 
Elizabeth Conrad, Sarah Coviello, Kristin Dillon, 
Michael DiSanto, Lauren Doyle, Tamara Endich, 
Melissa Faria, Neil Fassnacht, Peter Faylor, 
Lindsey Goller, Jenny Holbrook, Ashley Laliberte, 
Joey Nees, Kelly O'Keefe, Myja Parviainen, 
Sarah Richards, Devon Riley, Robert Sadler, 
Rachel Smith, Jennifer Soares, Jon Stairs, Brian 
Townsend, Rebecca Viera, Ashley Vincent, Ed 

Erica Keenan photographer 


President: Myriam Jeannis, Treasurer: Petzi Poyau, 
Secretary: Danielle Fils, Social Chair: Josemanie 
Weche, Social Chair: Johanna Alexandre, Event 
Coordinator: Askar Morisseau, Event Coordinator. 
Tanya Mascary 

International Bus- 
iness Association 

Daniel Moniz, Justin Nordeste, Anna Koley, 
Kenneth Sims, Laura Taylor, Kayla Rogers, 
Timothy Medeiros, Thomas Witherell, Hana 
Durakovic, Rita Wang, Melissa Spadafore, 
Jacob Ventura 

Erica Keenan photographer 

Patrick Kadlik photographer 

Iota Delta Nu 

Mandy Aguiar, Mary Ampong, Meghan Bodajla, 
Sephora Borges, Stephanie Buckley, Amy 
Bullock, Becky Bullock, Brittany Cavalear, 
Rebecca Chan, Caitlin Cooney, Allison DeAngelis, 
Connie Decourcey," Patty Diegel, Peni Diamond, 
Hana Durakovic, Cassy Eglitis, Katie Eycleshym- 
er, Amanda Fiorenza, Jenna Greenleaf, Michelle 
Hall, Mikayla Harris, Callie Hobin, Jessica 
Jannetti, Alexandra Jones, Meaghan Kelley, Kim 
Lindgren, Jen Morse, Meg Motherway, Christina 
Nichols, Lyndsay Olson, Kendra Pereira, Tori 
Robak, Amanda Rollins, Angelica Royer, Brandi 
Lee Ruiz, Kelly Scott, Ashley Sweeney, Meghan 
Thompson, Jackie Vaz, Mai Vieira, Julianna 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Net Impact 

Parag Warty, Chris Byron, Rose Ferro, Marina 
Dippel, Hari Kotha, Arun Ghimere 

Steven Grise photographer 

Erica Keenan photographer 

Outdoor Club 

Frank Stur, Kaela Gisherma, Wes Meserv, Jeff 
Plat, Joe Collin, Joe Coo, Alex Ekhom, Jeff Key, 
Adam Margolis, Sarah Miele, Corey Arenz, 
Josiah Bertolino, Chris Bryant, Laura Carberry, 
Lindsey Chaves, Brian Colby, Andrea Desrosiers, 
Amanda Havener, Marissa Havener, Joseph 
Jerome, Traci Johnson, Shannon Kennelly, 
Carly Macisaac, Tristan Marks, Ariyana Mizell, 
Michael Nash, Andy Novick, Tim Richards, 
Alexandra Roman, Anna Samolewicz, Angela 


Brian Ashmankas, Jakub Wglarczyk, Ben 
L'Estrange, Ian Sullivan, Matt Ball, Joe Snigier, 
Stephanie Luz, Adam Turner, Jonathan King, 
Christian DaSilva 

Paige Bennett-Bonn photographer 

Cindy Welker photographer 

People of African 

Adedoyin Odewale, Bilikisu Odufuye, Chuks 
Onujiogu, Stephanie Mireku, Alexander Njoku, 
Patience Noah, KatMeen Sindjeu, Kafayatu 
Saibu, Emily Kofi-Fleyn, Karen Green, Dave Koah, 
Marion Phillips 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Phi Sigma Sigma 

Cyndi Flickio, Amber Humbarger, Brittany Nar- 
done, Samantha Ring, Stephanie Cormier, Alyssa 
Chaplin, Jaimie Panek, Kayla Logan, Jessica 
Miller, Jennifer Rosbicki, Laura Benjamin, Court- 
ney Haley, Stephanie Porter, Samantha Alfred, 
Justine Carr, Sara Faulkner, Victoria Garber, Jen- 
nifer Kary, Elizabeth Steele, Katie Vasselin, Laura 
Cabucio, Lauren Kochanek, Elizabeth Verni, Amy 
Wohler, Sarah Wierman, Stephanie Leszczynski, 
Allison Lynch, Michelle Pound, Jaime Cullen, 
Shannon Saadeh, Kaity Asam, Marin Curley, 
Deisha Flowers, Tiffany Gambill, Ashley Puis, 
Jessica Rocha, Caty Sheils, Kathleen Zanelli, 
Kylie Kuck, Emily Pflum, Jackie Ryan 

Paige Bennett-Bonn photographer 

Erica Keenan photographer 

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Eugene LaRochelle, James Hohmann, Michael 
Wein, Lindsay Miller, Shaun Mulvihill, Chris 
Severance, Evan Magnone, Steven Splinter, Ian 
Saccardo, Katie Vasselin, Evelyne LaFlamme 

Photo Club 

Jenna Rodrigues, Kellie Perez, Vinny Martin, 
Eugene LaRochelle, Jeff Stiles, Caity Sherlock, 
Lindsey Taylor, Danielle Verzillo, Stella Kapalis, 
Hillary Burkitt, Matt Sullivan, Ali Petitti, Kate 

Jenna Rodrigues photographer 

Erica Keenan photographer 

Pride Alliance 

Melanie Correia, Nathan Yetton, Justin Rocha, 
Kimberly Lefbvre, Tanya Baranov, Benjamin Ford, 
Justin Gagnon, Benjamin Clark, Emily Owoc, Lee : 
ah Chumack, Megan Poirier, Stefanie Marotte, 
Alan Brun, Lauren Tomase, Adam Lawrence, 
Nick Lewis, Allison Wilkins, Robert Gosselin, 
Stephanie May, Jon Fini, Hope, Midddleton, Kati 
Weston, Shannon Cocci, Allison Petrullo 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Psi Chi 

Sylvia Rodrigues, Mathew Barbosa, Lisa Gon- 
calves, Janice Pine, William Fitzgerald, Jessica 
Rodrigues, Jill ian Marshall, Leighanne Munroe, 
Julia Rees, Sara Faulkner 

Erica Keenan photographer 

Patrick Kadlik photographer 

Rotor act 

Kate Lynch, Courtney Kurzweil, Danielle Figuiera, 
Ashlee Mastrangelo, My Tran, Rita Wang, 
Ruthie Bryan, Craig Segian, Shoh McLaughlin, 
Tamer Ploud, Heather Gibson, Katia Garcia, Kelly 
Twohig, Michael Cantin, Kristy Maguire, Shawna 
Denn, Alex Sotir, Ryan Pessa, Mike Widfeldt, 
Brian Saunders, Carrissa Paolillo, Andrea 
Petrella, Jay Simmons, Samantha Brody, Elena 
Fennessey, Tom Barry, Cory Albanese, Georgi 
Iskbehov, Amanda Reed, Soukaina Khouda, 
Kristina Kahale, Timothy Caldwell, Max Larson, 
Bryan O'Brien 


Soraya Jonet-Branco, Krystle Barahona, Katie 
Marcotte, Jenna Rodrigues, Jen Morse, Danielle 
Santoro, Courtney Nunes, Erica Keenan, Marissa 
Rei My, Cindy Welker, Laura Carroll, Steven Grise 

Jenna Rodrigues photographer 

Provided by SIFE 


Krista Gallant, Christina Sokol, Ibitayo Ayeni, 
Kayla Rogers, Stefanie Bello, Kathryn Noonan, 
Kara Basque, Laura Taylor, Rachel Carlucci, Ja- 
cob Ventura, Caitlin Wagner, Dr. Godwin Ariguzo, 
Hana Durakovic, Nick Brennan, Caroline Moore, 
Thomas Witherell, Charles Lu, Joe Martelly, A.G. 
Garthaus, Tye Andrade, Timothy Medeiros, Bryan 
O'Brien, Andrew Gifford, Chris Jablonski, Joshua 
Pacheco, Kwaku Boakye, Melissa Spadafore, 
Roberta Foster, Stacey Ho 

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Where Education Meets Reality 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Students Organized 
Against Poverty 

Jenna Bristol, Kassandra Christianson, Mel 
Chapelle, Sarah Flint, Matt Hoyt, Michelle Kel- 
ley, Bryan O'Brien, Shannon Pendergast, Heather 
Preble, Adam Turner 

Patrick Kadlik photographer 

Patrick Kadlik photographer 

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Student Senate 

Adam Turner, Brian Ashmankas, Ibitayo Ayeni, 
Danielly Neves, Bryan O'Brien, Adedoyin 
Odewale, Olapeju Owoyemi, Swetha Pola- 
varapu, Jakub Weglarczyk, Ryan Buckley, Matt 
Hoyt, Abena Asafo-Adjaye, Zachary OiBrien, 
Joe Snigier, Rita Wang, Brett Hannan, Shoh 
McLaughlin, Brendon Puntin, Jenna Bristol, Con- 
nie Jones, Sherrie Andre, Laura King, Jon King, 
Matt Higgins, Mark Realbuto, Amanda Noel, 
James Touhey, Sheldon Vigeant, Tamara Endich, 
Steph Gibson, Michelle Macey, Derek Fleming 

Technical Services 

Norman Jutras, Paul Weston, Steve Small, May- 
ra Quinones, Ben Spear, Rob Lariviere, Ashleigh 
Kenworthy, Heather Mellish, Aubrey Ramsdell, 
Connie Wong, Austin Huot, Dave Leonard, Mike 
Pandolfi, Justin Carleton, Samuel Huntress, Greg 
Paciulan Evan Kolenda 

Patrick Kadlik photographer 

Cindy Welker photographer 


Jenny Bien-Aime, Marvin Quinones, Rob Lariv- 
iere, Alex Williams, Ben Comeau, Jon Diotalevi, 
Shara Sarnelli, Trevor Medeiros, Benjamin 
Brown, Kenneth Henry, Shannon Kennelly, Justin 
Gagnon, Courtney N-unes, Aubrey Ramsdell, 
Christopher Donovan, Jen Toombs, Jen Soares, 
Devon Riley 

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Alba Contrerans-Leal, Juan David Lozano, Ana 
Gonzalez, Pamala Roion, David Rodriguez, 
Angelica Sierra, Michelle Fontes, Laura Sierra, 
Anjela Clark, Kennya Leal, Mariann Ledee, Juel 
Mendez, Jose Jerez, Petci Poyan 

Patrick Kadlik photographer 

Patrick Kadlik photographer 


Alicia Clarke, Ari Del Guidice, Amanda Fiorenza, 
Angelica Royer, Annette Sandoval, Austin 
Saovie, Ashley Sweeney, Ben Lawler, Brand Ruiz, 
Caitlin Cooney, Callie Hobin, Colin Kary, Christina 
Nichols, Derek Colpitts, Hana Durakovic, Jessie 
Brisbois, Jenna Greenleaf, Jessica annetti, Joey 
Mello, Katie Eycleshymer, Meghan Bodajla, 
Matt Girouard, Mickayla Harris, Mai Vieria, Ryan 
Morrisset, Samantha Bailey, Stephanie Buckley, 
Matt Hoyt.UPatrick Raymond, Matthre ray, Bruce 
Kozlowski, Nicholas Custadio 

Campus Organizations 

20 Cent Fiction 

Accapella Group 

Accounting Association 

Active Minds 

Advocate. Celebrate. Educate (ACE) 

All Access 

Alpha Phi Alpha 

Alpha Sigma Tau 

American Red Cross Club 

American Society of Civil Engineers 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 

Anagama Club 

Anime Club 

Asian Student Association 

Campus Activities Board (CAB) 

Cape Verdean Student Association (CVSA) 

Capoeira Club 

Caribbean Cultural Club 

Ceramics Club 

Chi Phi 

Chinese Student & Scholar Association 

Christian Fellowship 

Class of 2009 

Class of 2010 

Class of 2011 

Class Of 2012 

College Democrats of UMass Dartmouth 

College Republicans 



Concert Tech 

Dance Team 

Delta Phi Omega 

Digital Media Club 

Divine Sword Gospel Choir 

Entrepreneur Club 

French Club 

Gallery 244 

Gaming Society 

Graphic Design Club 

Habitat for Humanity 

Haitian American Student Association (HASA) 

Hermandad de Sigma lota Alpha, Inc. 

Indian Student Association 

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 

International Business Association (IBA) 

lota Delta Nu 

Kekeli West African Drumming and Dance Club 

Khaotic Dance Club 

Let's Talk Politics 

Literary Society 


Scrimshaw 2009 


Muslim Students' Association 

National Art Education Association (NAEA) 

National Society of Black Engineers 

Net Impact UMass Dartmouth 

Operation: Help Now 

Outdoor Club 

Pagan Living and Collaborative Education Society 

Painting Club 

Pan African Dance Group 

Paper Club 

People of African Descent 

Phi Kappa Theta 

Phi Sigma Sigma 

Philosophy Association 

Portuguese Language Club 

Pre-Healthcare Society 

Pride Alliance 

Psi Chi 

Psychology Club 

Rho Rhoses of Sigma Phi Rho, Inc. 

Rock Climbing Club 


Scrimshaw Yearbook 

Sculpture Club 

Shotokan Karate Club 


Sigma Phi Rho 

Sigma Tau Gamma 

Ski and Snowboard 

Social Change Society 

Social Justice Cash Flow Club 

Society of Hispanic Engineers 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers 

Society of Women Engineers 

Students Organized Against Poverty 

Sustainability and Health on Campus 


The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance 

Theatre Company 

Theta Delta Chi 


Ultimate Frisbee Club 


UMD Boxing Club 

UMD Chemistry Club 

UMD Outing Club 

UMD Rugby 

UMD Wakeboard Army 

United Brothers and Sisters 

United Latino Society 

Universal Expressions 

Wood Club 

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Scrimshaw Yearbook Staff 


Krystle Barahona 
Business Manager 

Soraya Jonet-Branco 
Editor in Chief 

Jen Morse 
Copy Editor 

Danielle Santoro 

Courtney Nunes 

Laura Caroll 

Scrimshaw 2009 


Jenna Rodrigues 
Photo Editor 

Katelyn Marcotte 
Design Editor 

Marissa Reilly 


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Erica Keenan 

Steven Grise 

Cynthia Welker 

Special Thanks 

Christopher Laib 
Jamie Jacquart 
Barbara Costa 
Jan Fairbairn 


The 2009 Scrimshaw, volume 88 was produced from August 2008 to June 
2009 by a student staff at the University of Massachusette Dartmouth 
and printed by Friesens in Altona, Manitoba. Paul Friesen served as the 
Friesens Yearbook Consultant. 

This book is printed on 100 pound Sterling ultra gloss paper and the cover 
is printed on OPP Matte paper with UV Spot Gloss provided by the Friesens 
Book Division. The press run from volume 88 of the Scrimshaw is roughly 
1,700 copies. Printing cost for this book was approximately $ 27,576.40. 

Senior Portraits and were taken by Herff Jones Photography based in 
Bensalem, PA. Caren Orlick Korin was the photography representative. 

The cover, endshe'et, dividers, and layouts were designed by 
Katelyn Marcotte. 

Copy fonts used are: 

Univers (cover, dividers, headlines in body text) 

All photographs were obtained digitally by the Scrimshaw Photography 
Staff using a Canon Digital Rebel EOS XT and Canon Rebel EOS XSI. 

Production took place on two Apple PowerMac G5 Dual 2 Ghz computers 
running OS X, Adobe InDesign CS3 and Adobe Photoshop CS3. 

The Scrimshaw has been the official yearbook of the University of Massa- 
chusetts Darmouth, and its preceding Universities since 1922. The editorial 
views are of the student staff and not indicative of the views of the Univer- 
sity. The content of this book does not reflect the opinions of the University 
of Massachusetts. 

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