Samara Finn, FCLC '03, was named 2012 Digital Communicator of the Year by public relations trade PR News. Awards were announced in October at their Digital PR Awards ceremony. Finn was also recently promoted to senior vice president at Marina Maher Communications, where she focuses on online media strategy and influencer relations.
Alice Gainer, FCRH '04, has joined WCBS-TV 2 NY as a reporter from WNYW Fox 5 NY. She was also recently nominated for two New York Emmy Awards for "On-Camera Talent:Reporter-Live" and "Health/Science: News."
David Cheek, FCLC '75, retired vice president of JPMorgan Private Banking, was named chairman of Wilmington SCORE, an all-volunteer small business counselor and mentor organization in Wilmington, N.C.
Emily Turek, FCRH '10, and Robert Pergament (FCRH '10) were married on Sept. 30, 2012, in Annapolis, Md. Mike Valenza (GSB '10) and Mark Becker (FCRH '11) participated in the ceremony.
Mary Donohue, MC '79, had dinner with several members of her class at Denise Moretti Burns Horan (MC '79)'s home. Denise's daughter, Katie, and son-in-law, Rob, dropped by to say hello.
Harvey Kivel, FCLC '92, is the associate producer of the independent short film Sing Along starring Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley, scheduled to be released in April. He has produced a benefit CD for the Zambian Children’s Fund, and the 10,000 Maniacs’ CD Music From The Motion Picture, and Adrienne Pierce’s CD My Heavens. He is currently an associate producer of seven other films. He also contributed to a Hallmark book that recently came out.
Elizabeth Rafferty, FCRH '03, married Patrick Hughes on Sept. 29, 2012, at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Astoria, N.Y. Their bridal party included best man John Hughes (GSB '02), Kristen Sullivan (GSB '03), Katherine Moyer (GSB '03), and Thomas Scagnelli (GSB '07). Many other Fordham alumni were in attendance.
Paul Carlucci, GSB '71, LAW '74, has been appointed a special magistrate for Hillsborough County, Fla., for a three-year term. Hillsborough County encompasses the City of Tampa. He will preside over cases involving violations of the Land Development Code and similar matters.
John McGuinness, FCRH '94, and Bernadette Sushko were married April 14, 2012, at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church in Atlantic City, N.J. The wedding reception included Fordham alumni among the family and friends: Catherine McGuinness, sister of the groom (FCRH '83); Maura Gallagher, sister of the groom (FCRH '88); Don Neville, brother-in-law of groom (GSB '88); Tim McGuinness, cousin of the groom (GSB '93); and Robert McGuinness, cousin of the groom (FCRH '02).
William Corrigan, FCRH '07, and Angelica Iacono (FCRH ’07, GSS ’08) were married on May 5, 2012, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Malverne, Long Island. The reception was also held on Long Island at the Royalton at Roslyn Country Club. The bridal party included Fordham alumni Christina Morea (FCRH ’07), Annette Vetrano (GSB ’07), Katrina Vetrano (FCRH ’07), and Robert Rowe (FCRH ’07). More than 20 Fordham alumni were in attendance.
Paul Schenarts, M.D., F.A.C.S., FCRH '87, has been named professor of surgery, vice chairman, and chief of trauma, critical care, and emergency surgery at the University of Nebraska. He also recently retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel after four tours in Afghanistan and two in Iraq; during which he was awarded the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service medals.
Michael O'Hara, Ph.D., FCRH '82, was recently promoted to full professor and renewed as the Sursa Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State University. He also serves as the associate dean for the College of Fine Arts at the university.
Christopher Kondrich, FCRH '04, has published his first book of poetry, Contrapuntal, in the Free Verse Editions poetry series by Parlor Press.
Charles Nerko, FCRH '06, LAW '09, and Danielle O’Connor (FCRH ’08), were married on Dec. 1, 2012. The Rev. Michael Duffy (FCRH ’07) celebrated the nuptial mass at St. Joseph Church in Garden City, N.Y. Fifteen Fordham alumni attended. Charles is an attorney focusing on commercial litigation at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and Danielle is a scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory and a Ph.D. candidate at Stony Brook University.
Frank Hughes, FCRH '76, has published his first novel, Devil's Run, in paperback and e-book, available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online booksellers.
Samuel Wong, FCLC '09, GSAS '10, has successfully completed the Alexander Hamilton Fellowship at the U.S. Department of the Treasury on Aug. 30, 2012. He was converted to a full-time federal government employee from the fellowship in 2011. He will continue to serve an analyst for the IT strategy and technology management division at the treasury's headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Reese Davis, GSB '02, and Allison Gibney Davis (FCRH 2002) welcomed their daughter, Colette Quinn Davis, into the Fordham family on Oct. 1, 2012. She joined her brother, Reese Jennings Davis, now 2 years old. The Davis family lives in Nashville, Tenn.
Ron Sitton, LAW '98, has returned to Israel after 15 years in New York (where he was a partner at SNR Denton US LLP) and has joined Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co. (FBC & Co.), one of the largest, leading, and top-ranked law firms in Tel-Aviv, as a partner in the corporate and international practice groups.
Jesse Fu, GSB '06, was promoted to manager at KPMG's tax technology practice in July 2012. He is also a captain in the New York Army National Guard, serving as the future operations plans officer at the 42nd Infantry Division. He recently participated in relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
Larry Colbert, FCLC '77, is an associate director of infection control at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City.
William Jones, FCRH '95, and two of his children, William (7), and Claire (2), took part in ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 23, 2012. They were with the Ronald McDonald House Charities as part of Kids Day at the exchange. Their family stayed at the New Brunswick Ronald McDonald House for four months while their youngest son, Colin, was a patient at Children's Specialized Hospital, after sustaining a traumatic brain injury at birth.
Bridgette Catino, FCRH '07, an ad sales manager at CBS Corporation, and Gregory O'Brien (GSB '07), an assistant vice president at US Bank, were married on Sept. 29, 2012. Among the bridal party were fellow alumni Kristen Occhiuto (GSB '07), Kristin O'Halloran (GSB '07), Kristin Courtien (FCRH '08), Christina Paparone (GSB '07, GBA '08), Fiona Shannon (FCRH '07), Monique Elefterakis (GSB '07), Kerry Craig (GSB '07, GBA '09 and '10), James Vizza (FCRH '07), Dashiell Teter (FCRH '07), Gerard Wendolowski (FCRH '07), Michael Barone (FCRH '07), Nicholas Elefterakis (GSB '07), Sebastian De La Rosa (FCRH '07), and John Rutter (FCRH '07).
William Doody, FCRH '53, attended a four-day mini reunion with classmates of the Class of 1953 in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. He writes, "The highlight of the reunion was a breakfast meeting with Father Joseph McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University. Father McShane addressed very positively the current status of Fordham as well as his vision for Fordham's future. The class looks forward to attending our 60th reunion at Fordham as part of the Jubilee celebrations."
Christina LaRosa, FCRH '07, married Robert Wurm Jr. on Dec. 10, 2011, at St. Anthony's Church in Hamilton, N.J. The bridal party included Gwynne Adam (GSB '07).
Mary Kate (McDonnell) McCaughey, FCRH '03, GSE '11, and her husband, Frank McCaughey (FCRH '02, GSE '08), welcomed the birth of their son, Francis Keane McCaughey, on Nov. 6, 2012.
Rev. Msgr. Thomas C. Machalski, GSE '96, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn presently serving as rector of SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary, Orchard lake, Michigan, and Chancellor of the Orchard Lake Schools, Orchard Lake, Michigan, was named a Chaplain of Honor to His Holiness with the title Reverend Monsignor by Pope Benedict XVI. He was installed during Solemn Vespers presdied over by the Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, on Oct. 28, 2012, at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. James, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Kimberly Arno Krucker, MC '93, and Erik Krucker (GSB '94) announce the birth of their son, Devon Matthew, on Oct. 21, 2012. Devon is the brother of Nicholas and Samantha.
George Hodges, FCRH '70, LAW '73, was recently recognized by the international publication Who's Who Legal as one of the premier product liability defense attorneys in the world. A total of 380 lawyers in 36 international venues are designated for this recognition. He is senior partner in the White Plains, N.Y., firm of Hodges Walsh and Slater LLP. He is a past president of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and will be serving as dean of the IADC Corporate Counsel College in April 2013, where Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will be the keynote speaker.
Jeffrey Bigman, LAW '83, an attorney at Smith Hood Loucks Stout Bigman & Brock P.A., in Daytona Beach, Fla., has been elected president of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association for 2012-2013.
Jaclyn (Di Maria) Picone, FCLC '01, and her husband, Mario, welcomed the birth of their second daughter, Madalena Lucia, on Sept. 13, 2012. Madalena joins her sister, Isabella Sofia.
Militza Vargas, FCRH '97, GSAS '99, and Alfredo Gonzalez Jr. (FCRH ’96) welcomed the birth of their first son, Benicio Noel Gonzalez, on Sept. 29, 2011.
John D. Sullivan, FCRH '57, recently completed 31 years as an active permanent deacon at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Lady Lake, Fla. He also retired as a principal of Queen of Peace Catholic School, Houston, Texas, and a supervisor/high school teacher from the New York City Board of Education. While he was teaching in the Bronx junior high schools, he was an officer in the active U.S. Army Reserve and retired as a colonel. Now, he and his wife, Barbara, have been living in a large retirement community, The Villages, in Lady Lake, Fla., for 12 years.
Mike Hayes, FCRH '92, GRE '05, has published his second book, Loving Work: A Spiritual Guide to Finding the Work You Love and Bringing Love to the Work You Do (Orbis Press, 2012). He is now in his fourth year as campus minister at St. Joseph University Church in Buffalo, N.Y., where he serves the State University of New York at Buffalo's South Campus.
James Walsh, FCRH '86, GSAS '88, was appointed deputy executive director and chief financial officer of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). He brings over 25 years of airport management and airport consulting experience to BWI, having held airport executive positions in New York and Baltimore/Washington. He and his wife, Marina, and their two children, Timothy and Grace, reside in Kensington, Md.
Walt Conrad, D.B.A., FCRH '80, has been hired by American Military University as adjunct faculty in the university's space studies program. He also published an article, "Arms Control in the Third Space Age," for the fall 2012 Space and Defense Journal.
Bob Mahoney, FCRH '71, is the acoustician for the National Opera Center that opened late September 2012 in midtown Manhattan. The center is the headquarters of Opera America, the national service organization for opera companies and the musical arts internationally. The center includes an Audition Hall designed for the reading and performance of new operatic works, for recitals and chamber performances, and for auditions by opera singers for conductors and artistic directors of opera companies from around the world. In addition, the center includes rehearsal spaces, state-of-the art audio and video production facilities and numerous coaching and rehearsal rooms.
Jean Wynn, MC '80, has been with BNY Mellon for 32 years. She also, she writes, "is happily serving" as vice president of the Marymount Alumnae Board.
Sarah Smallwood, MC '04, obtained her master's degree in teaching, elementary education, after graduating from Marymount. She moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 2008 and is now running her own baking company called Life is Sweet, specializing in all-American desserts. www.Facebook.com/LifeIsSweetNI
Angelica Hinojosa, MC '03, GSS '05, is working on obtaining her licensing hours for mental health therapy at Andrus Childrens Center in Peekskill, N.Y. She resides near Marymount College in Sleepy Hollow and remains connected with the R.S.H.M. sisters as a member of the Extended Family core group. She's a member of the Marymount Alumnae Association Board and is looking forward to her 10-year reunion in spring 2013.
William Harwood, LAW '78, a partner at Verrill Dana LLP, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the fields of administrative/regulatory law and energy law. He also was recognized as a 2012 “Super Lawyer” for utilities, administrative law, and energy and natural resources by New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
Patti Ann Browne, FCRH '87, was inducted into the Diocese of Brooklyn's Hall of Fame by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of Brooklyn, in October 2012. The diocese includes Queens, where Browne grew up. She is an anchor for Fox News Channel.
Mark Pleto, GSB '78, has been inducted into the Canisius High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his athletic and academic excellence. The induction ceremony took place on Oct. 6, 2012, in Buffalo, N.Y.
Philip Philliou, GSB '90, LAW '93, was quoted in the August 2012 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek discussing how credit card issuers are using non-traditional data for credit scores. He also was quoted in Investor's Business Daily in October discussing PayPal and Discover Financial working together.
Richard Platoni, FCRH '82, just completed a term as president of the Fordham College Alumni Association. After a 20-year career on Wall Street, he founded LTS Advisors, LLC, a business consulting firm.
Thomas McC. Souther, LAW '84, a partner at Pepper Hamilton, has been named a top lawyer in the 2012 New York Super Lawyers list.
Maureen (Lee) Grosdidier, FCRH '05, and Ryan Grosdidier (GSB '05) welcomed the birth of their daughter, Madison Lee Grosdidier, on March 30, 2012.
Joseph R. Testa, Ph.D., GSAS '76, received the Wagner Medal from the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (IMIG) for his research on the genetic underpinnings of malignant mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Testa accepted the award at IMIG’s biannual meeting in Boston on Sept. 13, 2012. Presented every two years to an individual who has made major original contributions to the understanding of mesothelioma, the Wagner Medal is IMIG’s highest award to a leader in the field.
Fida Adely, FCRH '93, has released her first book, Gendered Paradoxes: Education Jordanian Women in Nation, Faith, and Progress (University of Chicago Press, 2012). She is assistant professor and Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
TJ Slavin, GBA '08, recently earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a vice president at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, where he works as a financial adviser. TJ and his wife, Lizz, are the proud parents of Jack and Charlie.
Jose Gonzalez, FCRH '97, GSE '02, and Anne (Amelio) Gonzalez (GSB '96, LAW '02), along with big brothers Joseph and John and big sister Kate, welcomed the newest member to their family, James Ramon, born July 2012.
Rosalie H. Contino, Ph.D., UGE '59, wrote and published a book about her brother titled Bob: As life Goes On: Lessons One Doesn't Want to Have to Learn (Dorrance, 2012)
Oscar Maldonado Jr., FCRH '06, has been promoted to retail finance manager at Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. After working for two years at Godiva, strategically planning the North America business, Oscar will now centralize his focus within retail and is responsible for the financial viability of Godiva's more than 220 North America retail boutiques.
Susan Farmer Vignati, MC '82, R.D., R.N., received a Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing at a ceremony held in Hartford, Conn., on May 10, 2012. The event was hosted by VNA HealthCare at the Marriott Hartford Downtown. A registered nurse, she works at Arbor Rose Assisted Living in New Britain as an assisted living services agency nurse. The director of Arbor Rose, Pat Eleveld, says “In my 30 years of nursing I have never met a more dedicated, compassionate, professional nurse than Sue. Every day, she accesses all levels of her residents’ being—their bodies, minds and spirits—and she cherishes that privilege.” In addition to her daily nursing responsibilities, Sue runs a wellness clinic for Arbor Rose residents who gather twice a week to visit and socialize with Sue as they discuss topics like health, well-being, and nutrition. Sue lives in West Simsbury, Conn., with her husband, Paul Vignati, M.D., and they have four children, Sarah, Paul, Katie, and Thomas.
Felicia A. Reid, FCRH '07, launched the online magazine, thisthatSAID on Sept. 5, 2012. Featuring a collection of multicultural contributors, thisthatSAID—and its sister site, VISUS—examine social and cultural issues through essays and visual media. Reid writes, "By giving emerging writers and artists a platform to voice their perspectives, the site confronts the controversial, uncomfortable, and unexplored. As its founder and editor-in-chief, I view the magazine as an extension of my love of conversation and critical thinking, and a reflection of my own curiosity about people and perspectives. thisthatSAID is a mirror of society in all its diversities, a place where people can teach others–but above all–understand them."
David de la Fuente, FCLC '10, and Adrienne Cousineau (FCLC '10) got married on Aug. 4, 2012, at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. The Rev. Damian O'Connell, S.J. (FCRH '70), was the principal celebrant of the Nuptial Mass. Steve Hill (FCRH '10) was a groomsman and Jessica Thompson (FCLC '09, GSAS '10) was a bridesmaid. Laura Veras (FCLC '10) and Roxanne de la Torre (FCRH '09, GRE '11) were readers; Shane Skowron (FCLC '10) was an acolyte. Dave also earned a Master of Theological Studies degree from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in May 2012.
Gisela DaSilva, FCRH '04, has recently joined Foster & Eldridge, LLP, as an associate. The Cambridge, Mass.-based firm focuses on the defense of healthcare providers in medical malpractice actions, regulatory matters, and other complex litigation in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Mark O'Connor, FCRH '73, has been appointed a vice president of Hatch Mott MacDonald Group, the consulting engineering firm to which he is also general counsel. He is a parent to a freshman and junior at Fordham University.
Robert Corrigan, FCRH '67, is the author of Always With Us - Recognizing God's Presence in Everyday Life (Aventine Press, 2012), his second book. Based on Jesus' promise to be with us always, the book encourages readers to find evidence of God's constant presence in the common, everyday experiences of their lives. Corrigan is a retired corporate vice president of New York Life who has been active in church and youth volunteer work for four decades.
Jennifer E. Miller, FCRH '02, completed her doctorate in bioethics summa cum laude from Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Italy, and will begin a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.
William Harwood, LAW '78, a partner at Verrill Dana LLP, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the fields of administrative/regulatory law and energy law. He also was recognized as a 2012 "Super Lawyer" for utilities, administrative law, and energy and natural resources by New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
Andre Yap, FCRH '95, After Fordham he worked in investment banking operations and portfolio management for BPI Asset Management in Manila, then returned the United States, where he earned and M.B.A. from Yale in 2003 and an M.S. from NYU in 2006. He lived in New Haven, Conn., from 2001 to 2011 and is now back in Manila with Renee and their two sons, Kahlil and Cyril. He has a portfolio of related digital media ventures, including a digital factory JV with a Spanish media company and a media and tech lab that came out of an accelerator he started in Connecticut. You can reach him via Facebook, Twitter (@andreayap), or LinkedIn.
Alexander Laurenza, GSB '06, and Kimberly Morganti (GSB '06) were married on July 14, 2012, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J. The reception was held at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, N.J. Alex is a senior financial analyst and Kimberly is a mathematics teacher. They reside in Ridgewood, N.J.
Shaun Clair, FCRH '03, was named vice president at DBC PR + New Media, a consumer-focused public relations firm, where he will lead the New York office.
Robert Isabella, FCLC '09, graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University with a J.D. degree and a concentration in intellectual property and communications law.
Helen Jonsen, FCRH '79, has been named vice president of content and editor-in-chief of Howdini.com, a division of Touchstorm, LLC, in New York. Helen is charged with rejuvenating the online presence of one of the leaders in editorial how-to video.
Trevor Freeman, GSB '99, and Antoinette (Mirsberger) Freeman (GSB '03) renewed their wedding vows at St. Augustine by-the-Sea in Honolulu. The happy couple had a blast celebrating their fifth anniversary on the Hawaiian Islands.
Paul Reilly, FCRH '80, was elected vice president of the Advertising Club of New York at the annual meeting on July 25, 2012, and received the President's Award for outstanding service and dedication to the club.
Cindy (O'Brien) Leahy, GSB '98, and her husband, Steve, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Katherine Claire, on Sept. 12, 2011. The Leahy family resides in Marshfield, Mass.
A. Scott McGowan, Ph.D., GSE '74, senior professor in the Department of Counseling and Development, Long Island University-Post, was the recipient of the 2012 Hollis Publication Award presented by the Association for Humanistic Counseling at the convention of the American Counseling Association, held in San Francisco, for the book he edited, Humanistic Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues (Rutledge, 2011).
Darice (Duda) Gall, FCRH '87, has accepted a position as senior program manager at Technolutions, a software development firm that specializes in the development of information management systems for universities and organizations serving the higher good. Her daughter Olivia, a senior at Fordham College at Rose Hill, is an Alpha Sigma Nu scholar, president of the Satin Dolls a capella group, and assistant in the Office for Academic Advising for Student Athletes.
Gina Salamone, FCLC '00, has been named assistant features editor for the New York Daily News. She previously was a features reporter at the newspaper.
Joseph Manso, FCRH '76, LAW '79, has been assigned as deputy U.S. permanent representative to NATO, in Brussels, Belgium. During his 27 years with the U.S. State Department, he has served in Mexico City, Madrid, Vienna, New York City (the Security Council), La Paz, Baghdad, and Washington, D.C.
Amy Sim, FCRH '05, and Ryan Velasco were married on June 9 in Aberdeen, N.J. The bridal party included matron of honor April (Potenciano) Brigandi, bridesmaids Laura Curley, Christina Griswold, and Bernadette (Saggi) Rapaport (all FCRH ’05), and groomsman Michael Lam (GSB ’05). The newlyweds honeymooned in Maui and Kauai, Hawaii. They reside in Darien, Conn.
Joseph N. Schneiderman, FCRH '08, wrote an op-ed on three impending retirements in the Connecticut Supreme Court, which was published on June 19 in the Hartford Courant.
Julia Santiago, FCLC '97, received the New York State Bar Association 2012 President’s Pro Bono Service Award in the 9th judicial district for her extraordinary volunteer service at the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley in White Plains, N.Y.
Harry Prassakos, GBA '04, has accepted the position of vice president, senior portfolio manager, with Sun National Bank.
Kristin Nazario, FCRH '02, GSAS '04, has accepted a two-year contract to teach English Literature at the International School in Genoa, Italy. She will teach English literature to students in grades 8-12 at the International School in Genoa. Currently, she is a high school English teacher on the Theodore Roosevelt Education campus on Fordham Road in the Bronx and an adjunct professor of English at Iona College.
Kenneth Keenan, FCRH '92, GSAS '99, and his wife, Rebecca, welcomed the birth of their first child, Sophie Grace, in March 2010.
William Harwood, LAW '78, a partner in the Portland, Maine, office of Verrill Dana, was recognized by the London-based Chambers & Partners as a leading lawyer in the field of energy and natural resources.
Nina Velez, GSS '95, a psychotherapist, has opened a private practice called Hudson Counseling, in Fishkill, N.Y.
Charles Giannone, FCLC '79, has retired from the New York City Department of Education. He is now doing substitute teaching.
Thomas Crowley, FCRH '86, was sworn in as the chair of the board at the 130th annual business meeting of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New York State on May 10. He is a 26-year veteran of the insurance industry and a partner in the insurance firm Maran Corporate Risk Associates in Southampton, N.Y., and Marlton, N.J.
Lauren Jobson-Ahmed, FCLC '10, and Nadeem Ahmed were married on May 9 at Fort Tyron Park in Manhattan, where several Fordham alumni celebrated the couple’s private ceremony. Lauren is pursuing her Master of Education in arts in education at Harvard University, and lives in Boston with her husband.
Rosanne Kurstedt, GSE '93, '07, is the author of an illustrated children’s book, And I Thought About You (Mascot Books, 2012), about the relationship between working mothers and their children.
From the early morning blup-blup sounds of the coffee maker to the zoom-vroom sounds of playing in the park, join a working mother and her son as they engage in a heart-warming welcome-home routine. The playful images of the mother at work set next to the child’s daily activities, add to this warm and tender piece.
And I Thought About You reflects a universally shared sentiment all mothers have when they’re apart from their child, “I wonder what my child is doing now?” And I Thought About You honors the unbreakable bond between mother and child.
To learn more, visit www.rlkurstedt.com.