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"The hope is there. The sun is rising. Our best days arc yet to come, " 

-Senator John Kerry 



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Message from the President 




Dear Members of the Class of 200? 

I offer you my most sincere congratulations o| 
your graduation from Massachusetts College 
Liberal Arts and offer you best wishes in all th 
your future holds. Earning a baccalaureate 
masters degree is a significant accomplishment 
which you should be extremely proud; I kno 
that we are all very proud of you! Regardless 
your major, your degree from MCLA will prov 
valuable as you pursue careers or gradual} 

school 

It is my greatest hope that you will look back oj 

your time at MCLA with fondness. You hav 

worked hard to complete your studies, you havl 

developed enduring relationships with membei 

of the faculty and staff, and you have bui 

friendships that will last you a lifetime. I urg 

you to continue those bonds in the years aheac 

they will serve you well personally an 

professionally 



As you head off to begin new jobs, continue you 

education, or explore new opportunities pleas 

keep in touch with MCLA. As alumni of tn 

institution you are our best examples of succes) 

and serve as important role models for futui 

students. We want to hear about your activiti J 

and achievements, we want to know how you an 

doing, and we hope that you will visit ofteii 



MCLA is a better institution because of each an| 

every one of you. I thank you for that, and 

consider it a true privilege and a great pleasure t 

have served as your president. It has been a gre< 

gift to have come to know so many of yd 

personally. I wish you every success and loo 

forward to calling you fellow alumna 



Sincere!] 

Mary K. Grant, Phi 

Presidei 




MCLA 2008 



Class of 2008 




"Friendship is born at that 

moment when one person says to 

another "What! you too? I 

thought I was the only one " 

-C.S. Lewis 







Dianna Blanchard 
Elena Borosk> 
Jessica Boru>loiu> 



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Lauren Burdick 
Nicole Bushika 
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Amanda Carpenter 

Heather Confer 

Ashley Contois 

Thomas Coppola 



Jessica Coutinho 

Shawna Cullen 

Angel Dailey 

Sarah Davitt-Sweeney 

Lyndsay DeBord 



Gina DeGrenier 

Lorry Delmolino 

Jessica Dennis 

Jessica Donegan 

Eric Drawer! 



Amy Driscoll 

Lisa Eklof 

Edwin Escobar 

Elizabeth Farrell 

Jennifer Fiorile 



James Fitch 

Andrea Fitzgerald 

Megan Fitzgerald 

Mary Beth Francese 

Kaylee Furlano 






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James Gaffga 
Jessica Gage 
Toniann Genovese 
Justin Giuliani 
Jonathon Goranson 




Amanda Goulel 
Scott Greenberi; 
Anthoin Hamling 



"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll 

understand. " 
-Chinese Proverb 



Kimberly Hollister 

Valerie Hope 

Jennifer Hug 

Adam Jolieoeur 

Julie Jordan 

Misty Keyes 



Corey Kielb 

Elizabeth Kimba 

Jeffrey King 

Kristean Kissel 

Rebeeea Knights 

Myanne Krivoshey 



Danielle LaCasse 

Ann-Marie LaFave 

Miehelle LeBlane 

Omar Leonard 

Alicia Lepage 

Heather Mackesev 



Sean McKenney 

Lisa Merrill 

Jason Mlodzianowski 

Dawn Morin 

Christina Murray 

Joanne Passi 



Nicole Pelletie 

Gabriel Peso 

Holly Peter 

Kimberly Piku 

Kyle Ploof 

Regina Rancatti 



Rebecca Relyea 
Anibelka Reyes 
Meredyth Sabin 
Peter Salant 
Tracy -Renee Scagne 
Henry Schrader 




"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. 

Live the life you have imagined. " 

-Henry David Thoreau 



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Alix Seifert 
Heather Senecal 
Spencer Shau 
Bethany Shears 
Corrinne Shogrj 
Vladimir Shvorin 



Emily Sigler 
Trevor Skrocki 
Katie Sporko 
Terry Storella 
Zoe Sugg 
Laura Tatro 



Michael Taylor 
Joshua Tefft 
Matthew Tibbs 
Luis Torres 
Amj Troelstra 
Jennifer Valera 



Katherine VanAnden 
Erica Varieur 
Christine Vlach 
Hale) Waugh 
Rebecca \Yehr\ 
Valerie White 




MCLA 2008 



Clubs and 
Organizations 




"Don't tell people how to do things, 
tell them what to do and let them 
surprise you with their results. " 
-George S. Patton 



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Student 
Government Association 



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President Michelle Hansen 

Executive Vice Piesideol Chns Kenned) 

Coordinating Vice President Shea Bcath 

I reasURf Catie Lachappelle 

Student Trustee Mark Richards 

Parliamentarian Jameck Clo\ le 

PR Chair Jama] Ahamad 
Senate Chair Jininn Sheridan 

Adviscf Ceha Norcross 
Office Manage! Diane Collins 

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Justin Vanderpoolc 
Sarah Robischon 
Chnsis Vlach 
Keifcr Cammcll 
I amen Casola 
Kevin DeSanlis 
Cassandra Pierre 
Krason 
Darren Fitzgerald 
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African American Studies Club 



Asian Club 




Multi-Cultural Students Society 



Jewish Student Union 




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STARS 




3iology Club 



Political Science Club 








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Anime Club 



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Film Club 




National Broadcast Society 




Photography Club 




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The Beacon 



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Your Mission Should You Choose To Accept... 



Orientation Leaders 




Marcelle Bastille 

Amey Blackburn 

Danielle Gismondi 

Michelle Hansen 

Victor Joyner 

Gaby Rivera 

Maggie Rolla 

Ellen Rosati 

Justin Vanderpoole 

Dayne Wahl 

Annie Ruvolo, 

Coordinator of 

Orientation 





Jamal Ahamad 

Erica Alien 

Joseph Baker 

Kristen Banks 

Marcellc Bastille 

Shea Beath 

Adam Burdick 

Eddie Cano 

Adam Carmichael 

Jessica Coutinho 

Barbara DeNucci 

Kevin DeSantis 

Jessica Gage 

Robert Gibson 

Danielle Gismondi 

Kim Harris 

Valerie Hope 

Larissa Huda 

Lauren Ingignoi 

Ryan Kelly 

Nhi Lam 

Heather Mackescy 

Alyssa Masucci 

Pal Moran 

Jade Prickea 

Mark Richards 

Gabriels Rivera 

Sarah Robischon 

Ellen Rosali 
Henrs Schradei 

Christen Seinpell 

Emilj Silvei 

Boh Skerrj 

Kellie Vincent 

DayneWahl 

Ben Warren 

Jaqueline Williams 



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Peer Advisors 



SWAT Team: Students Working to Assist Transitions 



Inter Greek Council 




At right IGC members from top row: Heather 
Pepe, Casey Devlin, Katerina Chhay.Emily 
Sigler, Matthew Jennings, Derek Staples, 

Matthew Markir, Rory Allan, Katherine 

Jenkins, Lois Springer, Tabitha Cruz, Kim 

Harris, Sam Estes, Sara Valero, Fayla Coons, 

Dre Fitzgerald, Molly DiMuccio, Kevin 

DeSantis, Jacqueline Williams 




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Top Row: Jameek Clovie. Dauri Torres. Raechal 
Doughty. Brandon Clinton. Kim Hendricks. Chris 
Pataky. Nate Haney. Jimmy Sheridan. Ke\in Pink. 
Dianne Manning. Emily Schiavoni. Fred Karl. 
Catie Lachapelle. Lindsay Murray. Mychal 
Machado. Middle Row: Maggie Rolla. Katelyn 
Bouckart. Laurel Sogn. Darren Fitzgerald. Heather 
Audette. Li/ McWhirk. Bottom Row : Michelle 
Hansen. Christy Vlach. Lyndsay Isham. Becks 
Relvea. Alix Seitert. 









Residence Life 





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Jamal Ahamad Ashley Contois Max Drawert Danielle durand Becky Fleckner 



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Dory Hamm 




Ryan Kelly 




Pat Harris 



Jen Herbert Larissa Huda Adam Jolicoeur 




Ben Leahy 



Tim McAvoy Pat Moran 



Laura Silverman Josh Tefft 



Matt Tibbs 



Alex Poulin 




Dauri Torres Ben Warren 



MCLA Ambassadors 



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MCLA 2008 



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MCLA Trailblazers 




All sports 

photos courtesy 

of: Ian Grey 



"Talent wins games, 

but teamwork and intelligence 

wins championships. " 

-Michael Jordan 



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Tennis & Volleyball 




Members of the 2007-2008 Women's Tennis Team: 

Kristen Banks, Katie Bodnar, Jihan Leonard, 

Jennifer Paskowski, Jen Paull, Anibelka Reyes. 

Gabriella Rivera, Maggie Holla. Sandra Sheridan, 

Emily Silver, Samantha Woodworth. 

Coach: Annie Ruvolo 



Members of the 2007-2008 Women's Volleyball 

Team: 

i in.mda Borsotti, Ashley Jadlos, Marta Brown, 

Kasey Snook, Ryan Kelly, Maggie Kucharski, 

Jamie Signor, Cristina Kidd, Amanda Lane, 

Corrine Rommeney, Diana Blanchard, 

Alicia Thibault, Wendy McLatchy. 

Coaches: Amanda Beckwith and Kristin 

Rapkowicz 




"Champions keep playing 

until they get it right. " 

-Billie Jean King 












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MASCAC Honors 

Second Team: 
Casey Baker. Joe Irwin 
Ben Twonmey, Tom Murphy 







Members of the 2007-2008 Men's Soccer Team: 

Bryan Char, Sean Teehan, John McCarthy, Richard Line, Luke Davis, Brian Szabo, Tom Murphy, 

Ben Twomey, Joe Irwin, Gianfranco Bravo. Joe Deady, Edwin Escobar, Erek Lane, Casey Baker, 

Raul Escobar, Jason Mlodzianowski, Mark Cioccari, Kyle Romeo, Adam Tarsa, Bob Tator. 

Coaches: Adam Hildabrand and Nick Cardillo. 




MASCAC Second 

Team recipient; Casey 

Baker takes one to the 

net. 




MASCAC Honors 

Coach of the Year: Deb Raber 

First Team and Rookie of the Year: Jess Tietgens 

Second Team: Samantha Morrissey and Kristean Kissel 

The team finished 35th out of 81 teams in New England. 



2007-2008 



Women's Soccer 



MASCAC Rookie of 

the Year; Jess Tietgens 

does her best to fend 

ol I an opponent. 





Members of the 2007-2008 Women's Soccer Team: 

Kristean Kissel, Jessica Tietgens, Danielle Weber, Jade Prickett. Samantha Miller, Samantha Morrissey, 

Christina Murray, Karri Schongar, Taylor Kenyon, Gaby Fernandez, Erin Bourquc. Rachel Desautels. 

JackieVye, Danielle Parenteau, Katie Buckler, Lizzie Ryan, Harmony McGorman, Alexis Tabor, Michelle 

MacDonald, CeCe Von Tiesenhausen-Hush, Maggie Shea, Sara Miller, Lisa Merrill. Samantha Weber, 

Ashley Collins. Coaches: Deb Raber and Holly McGoyern 




2007-2008 



Women's Basketball 



'This is a tough game. There are times when you 've 
got to play hurt, when you 've got to block out the 
pain. " 
-Shaquille O'Neal 




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Men's Basketball 




On January 17. 2008, Dave 

Bisesi scored 34 points 

against Southern Vermont 

< lollege. On that night he 

also scored his 1,000th 

point. 



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Members of the 2007-2008 Men's Basketball Team: 

Dave Bisesi, Pat O'Connell, Alex Lopes, Benny Cuprill. Jared Martin, Diante hllis, 

Chris Cassels, Henry Schrader, Marvin Thompson, Joe Paoletti, Mike Perreault. Shalka Rivera, Curtis 

Leaston, Mike Callahan, Derek , Jon Creenberg, Pat Ryan. 

Head Coach: Jamie Morrison 






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Cross Country 



'Runners just do it - they run for the finish line even 
if someone else has reached it first. " 
-Author Unknown 



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Members of the 2007-2008 Cross Country Team: 
Men: Nicholas Raby, Nick Curelop, Chris Kelley, Kevin Tappin, Benjamin Leahy, Benjamin Warren, and 

Patrick Moran. 

Women: Xhirley Gonzalez, Rachel Wright, and Emily Johnson. 

Coach: Kent Lemme 




2007-2008 



"The only shots you can be sure of are those you 've 
had already. " 
-Byron Nelson 



Golf 





Members of the 2007-2008 Coif Team: 

Simon Zelazo, Chris Polidor, Mitch Spooner, Matt Dogulas, Ed Cano, Brandon Sullivan. Pat Ryan, Tim 

Brings, Travis Trottier, Matt Babeu, Adam Ciborovvski. Marshall Prokup, Shaun Lavalley 











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without a passion to be 

great, whether it's the 

aspiration of an athlete 

or an artist, a scientist, a 

parent, or a 

businessperson. " 

-Anthony Robbins 




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"You're the only one who 

can make the difference. 

Whatever your dream is, go 

for it. " 

-Magic Johnson 






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Student Activities 



Community Service, Theater, Clubs, Sports, Activism 




"The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience 

to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer 

and richer experiences. " 

-Eleanor Roosevelt 



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Fine & Performing Arts Department Presents: 
'Major Barbara' by George Bernard Shaw 




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Helping Hands 




Welcomefest 





Faculty and Staff 




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"Now the first of December was covered with snow, 
And so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston, 
The Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that 

frosting, 

With ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to 

go." 
-James Taylor 



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