Alumni Events & Class Notes

This is just a glimpse of what’s happening in the world of Metropolitan College alumni. For more information and pictures, visit MET’s website to read about MET alumni in the News, or to see updates to Alumni Class Notes, Alumni Events, and the Alumni Photo Gallery.

MET Night

On Friday, February 28, nearly three hundred MET students, faculty, staff, and alumni attended MET Night at Agganis Arena. They cheered on BU’s Terrier hockey team in a 4-1 victory over the Northeastern University Huskies. More game details here. Go Terriers!

BioMed Night

Students, faculty, and alumni from the undergraduate Biomedical Laboratory & Clinical Sciences program convened outside the lab for the annual BioMed Night.

Class Notes

Here’s your chance to get caught up on what your classmates have been doing

Brian Yates (MET’74) of Newton, Mass., is an alderman-at-large from ward five in Newton. Visit

Duane M. Jackson (MET’76) of Buchanan, N.Y., published May First: The Day Times Square Stood Still (Duane Jackson, 2011).

Jeffrey Arsenault (MET’85) of Old Greenwich, Conn., is the founder and principal of Old Greenwich Capital Partners, a New York-based investment management company. Jeffrey is a member of the Boston University Athletic Council, the Metropolitan College Dean’s Advisory Board, and the boards of Sound Point Capital and the Stepping Stones Museum for Children. He is involved in various social and charitable events, such as “ARTrageous,”a fundraiser benefiting foster children. Jeffrey is the father of five. Email him at

Clay Risher (MET’91) of Fairfield, Conn., is a management consultant for McGladrey Consulting in New York City. Clay has been published in Forbes, the Boston Globe magazine, Fairfield magazine, and Wilton magazine. His first novel was Flash Point (Spencer Books, 2011).

Robert L. Tonsetic (MET’91) of Easton, Md., published Special Operations in the American Revolution (Casemate, 2013).

Barbara Finer (MET’94) of Hudson, Mass., launched TechSandBox in Southborough, Mass. The nonprofit sci-tech accelerator and incubator supports people in the innovation economy who live in Metro- West Massachusetts, offering mentoring, advising, working space, and programs, among other things. Barbara, who is the CEO, has founded and served as an early team member for several technology companies. Visit

Natasha Ohene (MET’06) of Mattapan, Mass., recently joined the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions as clinical education placement and systems associate in the School of Nursing. Previously, she was the admissions manager for the Boston Teacher Residency Program.

Emily Reed (MET’08) of Jamaica Plain, Mass., was recently promoted to director of bicentennial and community engagement at the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston. The society, considered the oldest continuous performing arts organization in the country, will celebrate its bicentennial in 2015. Email Emily at

Chiofa Sakuwa (MET’08) of Mount Holly, N.C., published The Lady Leathernecks (CreateSpace, 2013) under the pen name Chiara Kelly.

Nicholas Pinheiro (MET’09,’12) of Braintree, Mass., a software architect for Microsoft Corporation, released the first Facebook app targeted to the worldwide Cape Verdean community. The app, nhaCabo, brings together people, places, and things related to Cape Verde. With a Facebook account, users can sign in and find content from a variety of sources, including YouTube, iTunes, Amazon, and Bing. Nicholas is the son of immigrants from the Cape Verde islands.