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Alumni Spotlight Archive

  • Buffone Lands Dream Job Credits AMC experience for success Vincent Buffone ’11 first learned of Anna Maria College through his high school guidance counselor at Holy Name in Worcester. After much research, he realized AMC was the perfect fit...
  •   A Real Hot ShotGreg Vigneaux '13     Greg Vigneaux '13 is a real hot shot alumnus. Literally. He works for the United States Forest Service on the Elk Mountain Hotshot Crew based out of the Mendocino National Forest in...
  •   A Musical Icon Anne Walsh '84   Anne Walsh '84 chose to attend Anna Maria College for a few reasons. One was that she was interested in music therapy and AMC had the only nationally accredited program in New England at the time....
  • The Ticket to SuccessJoe Bellil G '90Joe Bellil G ’90 had known about Anna Maria College since his teen years when he worked summers at Treasure Valley Boy Scout Camp. In 1988, he was looking for an affordable, quality Masters in Business...
  • Fulfilling a DreamMichael  Molla '84Unlike many students whose parents question their decision to major in art, Michael Molla ’84 had the full encouragement of his family to pursue an art degree – if he attended a small, private...
  • Strength and Courage to SucceedSr. Yvette Beford '58 G Sr. Yvette Beford aspired to lead a religious life filled with good works, teaching and helping others since she was in kindergarten.  She became familiar with the Sisters of St....
  • Forever a Pioneer Sr. Ann Belliveau, '54 G  Growing up in Lynn, MA, Sr. Ann Belliveau became acquainted with the Sisters of Saint Anne through her schooling at St. John the Baptist and knew at a very young age that she wanted to be a part...
  • Brave HeartMarie Lagasse Fabbri '50 G Growing up in Haverhill, MA, Marie Lagasse Fabbri ’50 never imagined that she would one day study art at a school just outside Florence, Italy.  The oldest daughter of a hard-working, blue collar family...
  • Bringing a Passion for Learning to the International ArenaVictor Champagne '86G Anna Maria College alumnus, Victor Champagne ’86G has been honored at the Pentagon in the “Hall of Heroes” for his extraordinary research achievements. An...
  • Against All OddsAlice Pincus '72 G When you meet Alice Pincus ’72, her calm demeanor and welcoming smile provide a glimpse into the comfortable family life she has carved out. If you engage her in conversation, you will learn about the many...
  • Carrying Out the Tradition of an AMC EducationEdith Mooney LaVigne '63 G Edith Mooney LaVigne ’63, the youngest of three daughters in the Mooney family, did not envision herself graduating from the same alma mater as her two older sisters. ...
  • Police Commissioner Makes the GradeEdward F. Davis '90 G Lowell, MA native, Ed Davis‘90G, presides as the 40th Police Commissioner of the City of Boston.  He was sworn in by Mayor Thomas Menino on December 4, 2006.  Prior to becoming...
  • Planning for Future GenerationsRick Radesky '98 G  Walking into the office of Richard Radesky ‘98G is like entering a microcosm of CNN with multiple computers and a flat-screen TV operating at the same time.  A successful entrepreneur,...
  • A Business Woman for Our TimeBarbara Nolder Tremain '65 G  So how does a native of Holyoke, Massachusetts become a superstar at IBM? Hard work, determination, and patience. Despite entering a business environment that was biased toward women,...
  • Living Out a Legacy of LoveMaureen (Grady) Wilkinson G '90 When she was a student at Portsmouth High, Maureen (Grady) Wilkinson ’90 decided to take advantage of the school’s offer of a day off for students visiting colleges.  With few...
  • Doing What She Loves Amber Wilson ‘08 From the time she stepped foot onto campus, Amber Wilson knew that Anna Maria College was the perfect fit for her. She loved the spiritual environment and was fond of having the campus set in the woods...

Anna Maria College Alumni Association


The Anna Maria College Alumni Association represents and serves a network of more than 14,000 alumni worldwide, and reflects an active and powerful community that generates positive outcomes for the college.


The Association serves as a gateway for students and alumni to build relationships with each other and the college. Through the support of campus traditions, regional programming, awards and scholarships, professional/career development programs, and volunteer opportunities, the Alumni Association creates an engaging environment that enriches the student and alumni experience.


All Anna Maria graduates are members of the Alumni Association and have access to a host of benefits and year-round programs and services. The Association is led by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors oversees the Alumni Association’s efforts to engage, advance, and support Anna Maria and its alumni and students through a variety of programs and services, scholarships and awards, and volunteer opportunities.

The Board welcomes your input about how we can better serve you, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at or call 508-849-3342.
David Armstrong '99, '01G
Vice President 
Ursula Arello ’98G

Vice President
Jeffrey Raymond '03

Linda Ruda ’68

Immediate Past President
Alicia Lenahan '89
Alumni Association Board

General Members

Tiana Arvelo '15*

Christine Baril '89

Joan Bertrand ’78 ’81G

Vincent Buffone '11

Robert Carnegie '81G

Maureen Coghlin '57

Matthew Denham '14*

Elisabeth Driscoll '10G

Michelle England '05

Jean Gabaree-Lawler '86

Ryan Josti '11, '12G

Katelin Kilgallon '07, '08G

Katie Leahey '06

Angela Mariano '15*

Amy McCarthy '02G

Ellen Miller '94

Diane Mohieldin-Schwartz '97G

Melissa Reynolds '07

Lisa Saverese '04 

Bhawesh Raj Sharma '01

Patricia Smith '64

Claudette Sortino '64

Mark Sweeney ‘98


* Student representative

Alumni Events

Enchanting Italy Alumni Trip
April 12-21, 2013

Costs: $3,775
( Land & Air) per person based upon double occupancy

Overview of Day to Day Itinerary:

> Click for Full Itinerary & Trip Details

April 13
Arrival in Rome, Italy
April 14
Mass & Guided Tour of Ancient Rome
April 15
Guided Tour of Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel
April 16
Rome & Florence (Free Day)

April 17
Guided Tour of Florence
April 18
Florence (Free Day)
April 19
Guided Tour of Venice 
April 20
Half Day Guided Tour in Venice
April 21
Venice Departure

Are you interested?

For further information, please contact one of the offices below:

Ann Thompson in the Alumni Office     
(508) 849-3342    
Karen Archibald at Travel Escapes
(800) 790-2620
Mention that you are with the Anna Maria Alumni.

Supporting AMC

Click Here to Make Your Gift to AMC

ThroSupport AMCugh your generosity, we are able to continue to attract and retain a distinguished faculty, support student life and campus ministry, and make a high quality Catholic liberal arts education more affordable for every family.

There are a number of ways you can support AMC:

Anna Maria College Annual Fund

The Annual Fund supports every aspect of campus life and is a critical component of our efforts to offer merit and need-based scholarships for students.

Designate Your Gift

You can make a gift to the area of greatest need, or you can designate your gift to a particular area of the College you're passionate about. Some examples include:
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Student Services
  • Academic Programs
  • Athletics
Just select the area of interest under "Designation" on our online giving form. For an area not included on the list, please select "Other."

Memorial and Tribute Gifts
You can make your gift to the Annual Fund in memory of, or tribute to, someone special in your life. Memorial and tribute gifts are recognized in our Annual Report and the person you're honoring (or their family) will be notified of your gift made in their name. On the online giving form, select "Other" under Gift Designation and provide the person's name followed by either Memorial Gift or Tribute Gift.

We're happy to answer any questions you have about making a gift to AMC. Please email us at or call (508) 849-3342.

Click Here to Make Your Gift to AMC

Legacy Giving

One of the easiest, but most significant ways to support AMC is to make a legacy (or planned) gift. Whatever your personal financial goals are, a planned gift can help you meet your individual needs and strengthen Anna Maria College at the same time.

Through the Legacy Society, the College recognizes donors who make special planned gifts to support future generations of Anna Maria College students. What does this mean for you? Through a planned gift you can:
  • Establish an endowed scholarship fund
  • Support new construction or renovation of existing campus facilities
  • Strengthen academic programming and faculty development
  • Allow your gift to be used where it is most needed at the time

There are a number of ways to make a legacy gift. Our planned giving staff will be pleased to discuss these options with you, and find the right gift type(s) for you and your current situation. Please contact us by email at or call (508) 849-3342.

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A charitable bequest through your will is the easiest way to provide a lasting gift to Anna Maria College. You can choose to leave specific, named assets (such as property or goods) to the College, a specific sum of money, or a certain percentage of your estate (or the residual after all other needs are met). You can also designate your gift for a specific purpose or use the gift to endow a named scholarship fund. By making a provision in your will to leave a financial gift, or a donation of property or goods to Anna Maria College, you will perpetuate your support for the College.{/showhide}
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Many donors want to make a gift to Anna Maria but are concerned about their future income. A gift annuity is an agreement between you and Anna Maria College whereby you make a gift of cash or securities to the college, and we agree to make fixed payments annually to you for life. The payout rate is determined at the time of your gift and is based on your age. The gift provides an immediate income tax deduction and will remove assets from your taxable estate. There are also capital gains tax benefits if you give appreciated securities.{/showhide}
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You can designate Anna Maria College the owner/beneficiary of an IRA, 401(K), 403(b) or other pension or retirement plan. By naming Anna Maria College, you will ensure that your estate will receive an estate tax charitable deduction for this gift. You can designate a specific amount, or a percentage of the death benefit, and you can restrict your gift to a specific purpose, or make an unrestricted gift to the College.{/showhide}
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You can make Anna Maria College the owner/beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy, and your estate will receive an estate tax deduction for your gift. A younger person, who wants to benefit Anna Maria College can use a portion of his or her annual gifts to pay premiums on an insurance policy that benefits the College. Or if an existing life insurance policy no longer serves the purpose for which it was created, it could be an ideal asset to transfer to Anna Maria College.{/showhide}
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You may give your house, farm or vacation home to Anna Maria College. You will receive a tax deduction and retain the right to use the property for your own use during your lifetime, after which the property then becomes fully owned by the college.{/showhide}
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A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is an excellent tool for the donor who wants to turn an appreciated property that produces little or no income into a productive asset without paying capital gains tax on the property. By contributing the appreciated asset to a CRT that sells the asset tax free and then provides payments to you for life or a term of years, a CRT is a way to make a gift that can also provide income growth over the years. CRT's can be structured to provide a fixed dollar amount each year or a percentage of the trust value at the beginning of the year. At the end of the term of the CRT (life, or a period of years) the remaining balance is then distributed to Anna Maria College.{/showhide}
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A Charitable Lead Trust (CLT) is very similar to the charitable remainder trust, however, the CLT receives the cash or property from you and then makes payments to Anna Maria College for a specified period or lifetime. At the end of that period the CLT distributes the remaining balance to a specified beneficiary, usually a family member.{/showhide}
For more information, please contact:

Barbara Warren
Advancement Coordinator
(508) 849-3341

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