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Find out which of our alums is celebrating a promotion, a new career, or their start-up business in Class Notes. See who is making news, and take a moment to remember those who have passed on.

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Dedeou Diarra ’18 is summer law clerk at Albany County District Attorney’s office.

Erin Donovan ’18 has become a law graduate at Legal Aid Society of Mid New York in White Plains, New York.

Brian Carroll ’16 has become a quality & test engineer for UBS in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Victoria DeGiulio ’16 is a part-time mental health counselor at Legacy Behavioral Health (Clifton Park, New York) as well as continuing as a mental health worker at Four Winds Hospital (Broadalbin, New York).

Nicola D’Errico ’12 has become senior manager, demand generation, for Benefitfocus in Boston, Massachusetts.

Baby Quesnell

Nolan is the son of Caitlin Quesnell ’12 and Jacob Quesnell ’12.

Caitlin Quesnell ’12 and Jacob Quesnell ’12 are the proud parents of baby Nolan.


Alexa Matarazzo ’09 has become product manager at The Predictive Index in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

Leslie Sandusky-Beltran ’08 is a scientific consultant and grant-writing specialist for Eva Garland Consulting LLC in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. “Scientific consulting is an exciting opportunity off of the bench and out of academia for a neuroscientist. My role will be to aid small biotech and pharmaceutical companies in obtaining and managing federal and private grant funding here in the Research Triangle Park. I’m looking forward to more consistent hours so that I can spend more time with my husband and newborn son! William George Beltran was born at a whopping 9 lbs 6 oz and 22 inches on November 10, 2019. William is a family name so we call him Liam for short. He’s an absolute joy!”

Bradley Strait G’08 who has served as building leader of The Learning Community (Broadalbin-Perth, New York) since 2014, has been named director of special education and intervention services.


Anthony DeRico ’97 is head of sales for Nickelytics in Tampa, Florida. The firm is a startup backed by Techstars, DeRico’s most recent employer.

Jeffrey Brauer G’96, a professor of political science at Keystone College (Scranton, Pennsylvania), received the Margaretta Belin Chamberlin Chair Award for Distinguished Faculty Service. Brauer, who joined the faculty in 1997 as the head men’s soccer coach, became a full-time faculty member in 1999, and received tenure in 2005. He has been interviewed by and quoted in national media outlets such as “The Wall Street Journal,” “Real Clear Politics,” “The Atlantic”, “New York Post,” “Washington Examiner,” “The Philadelphia Inquirer,” “NBC News,” and “Fox Business News.”

Deborah Springer ’97 is lead scientist I at Q2 Solutions in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. She is designing, developing, and implementing qualitative and quantitative genomic assays to support clinical trials for pathogens such as HBV and COVID-19. “I am a lead scientist in Translational genomics assay development. In general, we are a CRO and design assay to support clinical trials and research and are considered essential at this time in NC. At work they have split us into work shifts that split our days between lab and home-based work. Much of our work is going on as usual with less time in the lab. However do to COVID-19 my past project was put on hold as I now work on developing assays to support Covid-19 diagnostics, clinical trials, and research on rapid timelines. To say the least it’s a little bit wild as industry retools to focus on COVID-19 support.”


Josephine Amore ’82, G’06 and Fran Delsignore ’82, G’01, both music teachers at William S. Hackett Middle School in Albany, New York, helped their students finish the professional recording they had started when COVID-19 shut down school buildings in the middle of March. The group had planned to bring in a local recording firm to record their song, “Believer” (originally performed by Imagine Dragons). So, the teachers instead arranged for their soloists to travel to the studios to complete their audio. “If you listen to the words in “Believer,” you will find that this song is very fitting for all of the things that we are experiencing right now,” DelSignore said. “No matter what stands in front of us, determination and hard work gets you there. Always.” Hear their recording.

In memoriam
Janice M. Peno ’06
Patricia A. (Collins) Goodale G’90
George J. Syrett, Jr. ’75
Kathleen M. Doyle ’65
Jeannine A. (St. Pierre) Laware ’64
Mary L. (Jackson) Rooney ’59
Susan E. (Gladding) Brown ’57, G’60
Sister Mary Denise Garvey G’59
Joanne (Pemrick) Travers ’53, G’56
Felicia M. (Andreaggi) Favata ’52
Phyllis (Daley) Power ’57
Mary Agnes (Graser) Roickle ’44
Sophia Marie (Hecox) Hooks ’42