Classes from 1980-1985

Helen Sims Husher (CAS’80, GRS’82) of Randolph, Vt., wrote Off the Leash: Subversive Journeys Around Vermont, a book that was published in September by W. W. Norton/Countryman Press.

Barry McArdle (CAS’80) of Hampton, N.H., is a general dentist in private practice as well as a member of the active medical staff in dentistry at Concord Hospital. He has written several articles for the Journal of the ADA and is on the editorial board of the New Hampshire Dental Society’s Granite State Dentist. He writes, “I try to make it down to BU as often as I can to take in the hockey games and a beer at T’s Pub afterwards.” E-mail him at

Paula Volpiansky (SED’80) of Madison, Wis., is a consultant for programs for students with learning disabilities in Wisconsin. She writes that she has “two engaging daughters, a loving partner, and many wonderful friends here in Madison. I would love to reconnect with my BU friends from classes 1979 to 1981 with whom I’ve lost touch over the years.” E-mail her at paula.volpiansky@dpi.state

David Reilly (COM’81) of Ringwood, N.J., has three children; the youngest, Michael, was born in May of 1998. E-mail him at

Louis Schwarz (CAS’81) of Oak Park, Ill., is vice president of database marketing for Scudder Kemper Investments, continuing his role, he writes, as “the journeyman of the database marketing world.” Louis also pursues songwriting. E-mail him at

Madeline Di Nonno (CAS’82) of Marina Del Rey, Calif., is vice president of marketing alliances for Odyssey, handling the company’s marketing programs and online presence. She has been happily married for three years. E-mail Madeline at

Lloyd Weber (COM’82) of San Francisco, Calif., is media director for Levi Strauss and Company, after working for 10 years for Coca-Cola. E-mail him at

Peggy Straube Barresi (COM’83) of Wakefield, Mass., is executive director of marketing and communications at Bentley College.

George Fenton (ENG’83) of Santa Fe, N.M., earned his master’s degree in meteorology from San Jose State University and began work as a meteorologist at Los Alamos National Lab. He writes, “My wife, Lisa, my son Graeme, and I are acclimating to our new Southwestern life in Santa Fe. My regards to my BU friends back East and far afield.”

Ralph Harris (MET’83) of Littleton, Colo., retired from Lockheed Martin in Denver and is now working with TRW Systems and Technology Information Group in Aurora, Colo. E-mail him at

Brian Haesche (CGS’83) of Branford, Conn., reports that he left the hotel industry and is an accountant in the financial operations department at Yale University School of Medicine. He and his wife, Loriann, have been happily married for three years. Brian is still an avid ice hockey player and skateboarder.

David Manuel (CAS’83) of Boston, Mass., is a radiologist in private practice at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass. He moved to Beacon Hill last year and is glad to be back in Boston. David writes, “I often jog down Bay State Road during my workout.” E-mail him at

Michael Melendez (SSW’83) of Jamaica Plain, Mass., is president of the Massachusetts AIDS Action Committee. He has volunteered with the organization since 1983. Michael is also an associate professor of social work at Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work.

Melissa Goodman Peterman (COM’83) of Chicago, Ill., and her husband, Steve, celebrated the birth of their son, Jeremy Isaac Peterman, on June 7. Melissa is director of marketing at Serial Communications, a wireless telephone service provider. E-mail her at

Neal Boudette (COM’84) of Frankfurt, Germany, reports on the Internet and e-commerce for the Wall Street Journal Europe after three years with Reuters. He and his wife, Laura, have a daughter, Olivia, who was born in November 1998. He writes, “She’s just about to start walking and she’s all over the place. I’ve totally caved – I drive a minivan. I hear from Kevin Fagan (COM’86) and listen to Bernie Corbett call BU hockey over the Net, but would love to hear from Ed Matovcik (COM’84) or John Harney (COM’84), especially if you’re passing through the financial center of the new Europe.” E-mail him at

Michael Ferguson (SMG’84) of San Jose, Calif., is a sales manager for Extreme Networks. He is married and has two children, Jessica, 4, and Jacob, 2 1/2, who are “both noisy, rambunctious, and happy.” Michael writes, “I have fond memories of my friends and adventures in Shelton Hall circa 1982 and my hovel above Father’s Too in ’83 and ’84. Most of all, I miss BU hockey. I follow it on the Web, but it’s not the same as Walter Brown Arena.” E-mail him at .

Clark Himmelberger (CAS’84, GRS’87) of Charlotte, N.C., is an actuary and lead consultant in the product consulting and development division of the Transamerica Reinsurance Division.

Nadene B. Stein (CAS’84, SED’86) of Boston, Mass., is assistant principal of Milton Fuller Elementary School in Gloucester. She writes, “Being in an elementary school brings me back to my SED roots!”

Reginald Halaby (CAS’85) of Tobyhanna, Pa., writes, “I completed two-and-a-half years of medical school before realizing that it was not the profession for me.” He left medical school in 1988 to pursue a career in academic research, earning master’s and doctorate degrees from the City University of New York. Reginald is an assistant professor of biology at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, N.J. He adds, “It just goes to show that a quality BU education prepares one for any career choice.”

Greg Willis (CAS’85) of Darien, Conn., is a senior vice president for the affiliate sales and marketing department at the Box Music Network, an MTV company. He lives with his wife, Lois, and two children. Greg looks forward to hearing from BU friends at