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Volume 30
Issue 3


A Message From the



Making the Dean’s List

The past few months have been extremely productive and gratifying as the
University marks new milestones and
takes on new challenges. I have never
felt more fulfilled as a University leader
than I do seeing the tremendous momentum, enthusiasm and team spirit at work
everywhere I go.
I have seen once again the deep appreciation for Suffolk’s rich tradition through
the Frost Society and Founder’s Day
luncheons and the annual Dean’s
Reception. Through alumni events in
Boston, New York and Rhode Island I
was able to meet with successful professionals who have a continued interest in
the growth in our programs and our
campus. And University officials were
on hand to celebrate the beginning of the
new academic year at convocations at
our Dakar and Madrid campuses.
The Advancement team is expanding
our alumni and fundraising base, and in
the New Year they will be launching
important internal and external pre-campaign strategies.
Continued on page 2

From left, Carol Maggio and Coach Jim Nelson, both of Athletics, and Carol’s sister, Sister Suzanne Fondini
relaxing at the Dean’s Reception. See page 8-11 for more photos. (Photo by John Gillooly)

Web Policy Addressed in Light of Dramatic Upsurge in Use
A Web Policy Task Force has been convened to review and update the University’s Web
Policy Guidelines, established in 1996 by the Administrative Council.
Since these guidelines were established, the University’s use of the Web has burgeoned
as it has become a popular means of communication.

DNC News
Campus Cruiser
Mail Services Profile
NESADSU Anniversary
Dean’s Reception
Dakar Campus
Cafe Staff Profile


Faculty Focus
Human Resources


Now there are about 33,000 Web pages relating to Suffolk University, according to Web
Services Manager Anne Macdonald. Of those, 20,000 are maintained on the Web server. The remainder are on,
The Suffolk Web site has experienced about a 25 percent increase in usage each year
since 1999, said Macdonald.
While there are few statistics available from before that time, Macdonald was told there
were no more than 80 people coming to the Web site each month, fewer than 1,000 per
year. “Most of those early users were probably from inside the University, as home use
of the Internet was just beginning,” she said.
Continued on page 4


A Message From the Editor
Dear Readers,
There is much to celebrate as we approach
the holiday season.
Efforts to advance the
mission of increased
internal communication
are evident all over
campus. Great achievements are being realized as we investigate new technology and programs for
the Web. The formation of the Strategic
Planning Committee was announced last
month, and other committees are poised
to look at a range of campus issues.
The efforts of these teams meeting all
over campus today to address issues of
communication and message will fundamentally define who we are in the
future. Never before has there been so
much intellectual effort put to work at
Suffolk to ensure that Gleason Archer’s
mission of opportunity will be extended
to many future generations.
Sometimes our message gets out through
the efforts of individual members of the
Suffolk family whose enthusiasm about
the University is contagious. We met one
such person — Anthony Voto — when
reporting about our Mail Services
Department. Those of you who don’t
already know our mail maven may meet
him in this issue of the SUN.
When Suffolk students and others need a
bit of nurturing, they can find nourishment for both body and soul in the
Donahue Cafeteria, where Gabriella
Castellucci, Nina Petrillo and Maria
Simons hold court each weekday. This
issue of the SUN profiles these special
women who look upon the Suffolk community as family.
And look for friends’ faces in our photo
section from the Dean’s Reception at the
Museum of Fine Arts.
The SUN will set during semester break
but will come out again in late January.
We look forward to hearing from you
with news for that issue.
Rosemarie E. Sansone
Executive Editor


Washington Center Picks Suffolk for DNC Academic Program
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars will bring as many as
200 students to Boston for a two-week academic program to coincide with the
Democratic National Convention in July 2004. Suffolk University will play host to the
students and up to 30 faculty and staff.
The Washington Center has presented programs offering an in-depth look at the U.S.
political process at both Democratic and Republican national conventions since 1984. The
Center’s program combines classroom seminars and guest lectures with volunteer fieldwork, in cooperation with party officials, candidates, the media, political consultants and
host cities.
The Washington Center chose Suffolk University because of its facilities and its location
at the center of state and local government and its proximity to the Fleet Center. The
C. Walsh Theatre, classrooms and residence hall rooms will be made available to the
Washington Center students.
Suffolk faculty have been invited to work with The Washington Center in developing
programming relevant to the students’ interest in government.
In addition, the Law School’s Adams Gallery will feature an exhibit titled, “All Politics is
Local.” The exhibit draws its name from the wisdom of the late House Speaker Thomas
P. “Tip” O’Neill, and it will touch upon his legacy, along with those of the late
Congressman John Joseph Moakley and other Massachusetts political legends. Photos,
oral histories, artifacts and documents will tell the story behind O’Neill’s political truism.
The University also has invited convention delegates and others to visit the campus to
get a firsthand look at Suffolk’s outstanding academic programs. Access to function
rooms, classrooms, conference rooms, the 400-seat C. Walsh Theatre and other facilities
also may be made available.
Watch the SUN for continuing updates on Suffolk’s involvement with the Convention. •

President’s Message
Continued from page 1
At the same time there are many new
initiatives occurring on campus. The
strategic planning committee is forming
sub-committees to assess and investigate
important areas, including planned
growth, technology, communication and
community building, diversity/internationalization, quality and assessment. I
encourage anyone interested to participate in this process, as these committees
ultimately will shape the University’s
David J. Sargent

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Staff Writers
Karen DeCilio
Tony Ferullo
Nancy Kelleher


Adams Gallery features ‘El Congresista: Joe Moakley en El Salvador’
El Congresista: Joe Moakley en El Salvador focuses on the
civil war in El Salvador and its impact on the
Salvadoran people through photos and documents
drawn from the John Joseph Moakley Archive and
other sources. The exhibit explores the late congressman’s growing involvement with Salvadoran refugees
and citizens as he fought to improve immigration conditions and led a Congressional investigation into the
murders of six Jesuit priests and two women at the
University of Central America in San Salvador. When
his probe revealed that the murders had been directed
from the upper levels of the Salvadoran armed forces,
Congress cut off military funding. Moakley’s efforts
led directly to a U.N. peace accord and democratic
elections in El Salvador. The exhibit shows Moakley’s
efforts to bolster democracy in a country wasted by
U.S.-supported civil war and tells about conditions in
today’s El Salvador.
The exhibit runs through Feb. 29, 2004, at the Adams
Gallery in Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont St. The gallery is
open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. •

Hand-crafted leather artwork presented to Congressman Moakley by
the Salvadoran Community in Washington. The lettering reads: “To
Congressman Joe Moakley, for his love of the Salvadoran people and
his persistent fight for human rights in El Salvador.”

Brochure to Document University’s Public Involvement
Generosity is a sometimes overlooked attribute of Suffolk University’s community of
scholars but one that is being brought to light as the Office of Public Affairs compiles
a brochure detailing the benefits that flow out from the campus to the public.
The brochure will detail the activities of students involved in service learning, pro
bono services offered by University departments, cultural activities supported and
led by the University, and Suffolk’s involvement in civic affairs.
Feature stories and photos will give a more in-depth view of endeavors such as
Suffolk’s participation in the JumpStart tutoring and mentoring program, a nationwide service program that matches college students with preschool children from
low-income/at-risk areas. Public Affairs also is learning about some of the outstanding community service efforts made at a personal level, such as coaching sports
teams, advocating for interest groups or serving on committees.
The effort of Management Professor C. Gopinath of SSOM is but one example of how
Suffolk people put their skills to work for others. He is director of a non-profit organization in the United States that raises funds to support charitable causes in India.
One project he supports helps “street children” by moving them off the street into
orphanages. Among the organization’s other efforts are providing scholarships to
poor children and supporting a home for seniors. •



Campus Cruiser Debuts at Law School
The Law School rolled out Campus Cruiser October 15, and
within 48 hours, 100 students had entered the portal, according
to Law School Registrar Lorraine Cove.
Campus Cruiser is a Web-based portal developed to promote
interaction among all members of the law school community –
faculty, students and staff. It provides a secure environment in
which all the members of the Law School Community can
receive and exchange information, said Cove. The Registrar’s
Office manages Campus Cruiser for the Law School.
Students, faculty and staff can access an integrated campus and
academic calendar and class calendars; receive e-mail and
announcements that are student specific by group, classes,
clubs, offices and committees; manage personal e-mail, tasks,
appointments and calendars; view breaking news and law
school news; and sync portal information to palm pilots. When
entering Campus Cruiser using a single log-in, faculty may also
access faculty Web services; schedules, class rosters and
advisees and enter grades. Students may access student Web
services, class schedules and grades; register for classes; get
information on financial aid and tuition; and request transcripts
without exiting Campus Cruiser. Students will be pre-registering for next semester’s classes through the portal. To avoid confusion, the law school OASIS link to Web services will be
Committee members from across campus met for 18 months to
discuss and plan how Campus Cruiser would be used at
Suffolk. For the past three months, Law School stakeholders

Suffolk Web Site’s Top Draws
Home Page
Sawyer Library
Human Resources
Undergraduate Admission
Virtual Tour
Office of Public Affairs
Graduate Admission
Campus Calendar
Student Services
Student Activities

have worked intensively and extensively to customize Campus
Cruiser to the Law School’s needs.
“It’s been a lot of work and a lot of hours, but we’re pleased
with the way it turned out,” said Cove, who said the portal
benefits everyone and has great potential as a communication
and collaboration tool for all constituents within the law school
She said Campus Cruiser is dynamic, constantly changing to
meet the needs of the community and not static like Web pages.
“We are also rethinking our office business practices and our
office Web pages,” she said.
All law school administrators may e-mail or send announcements to particular categories of students, such as first-years or
students in concentrations. Faculty members may post messages, announcements, send e-mails, share files and links to a
group of students, such as advisees. Students may also communicate with each other as members of a club, specific group and
within classes. There is a directory of members within the portal available to other members of the portal, and students can
file a non-disclosure to “opt out” of the directory.
“It will make everybody’s lives easier, in that Campus Cruiser
adds an element to campus life that was not previously available,” said Cove.
For a look at the Law School’s Campus Cruiser portal, go to:
http://prod.campus •

Web Strategy
Continued from page 1
However, by 2000 there were 367,217 total visitors to the University Web site at They viewed Suffolk pages more than 4.6 million times.
Through September of this year, 438,166 visitors had viewed pages nearly 7 million
times. Additional visitors would have gone directly to the CAS, Law School or SSOM
The Web Policy Task Force includes representatives from MIS, CAS, SSOM
Advancement and the Law School, chaired by University Media Services Director
Midge Wilcke and Macdonald. The group’s proposed Web policy guidelines will be
reviewed by the Administrative Council before they are finalized.
The revamped guidelines will set the stage for a Web Strategy Group to coordinate
University-wide Web sites so that all sites will display pages that are identifiable as
representing Suffolk University, while serving the specific needs and goals of individual schools, departments, programs and offices.
The Law School already is in the midst of a project to revise and redesign its Web site.
The revamping will update the site’s navigation and design to make it easier to find
information as well as promote news, events, administrative departments and significant accomplishments of faculty on the front page. •



Mail Manager is a Man with a Mission


hen Anthony Voto travels, he
brings along pencils engraved
with the Suffolk University name
and finds excuses to hand them
out to young people, serving as an ambassador for his alma mater.
His unbridled enthusiasm also accompanies
him to work every day, where he strives to
make the University’s operations more efficient and to save money as the award-winning manager of Suffolk University’s Mail
Services Department.

ple to stay in the business, because there’s
always work.”
Voto said that all inter-office mail that comes
into his office in the morning is delivered the
same day. The system employed for memos
is a bit more complicated. Generally Mail
Services receives about 500 copies of memos

“Anthony is always thinking of ways to
streamline the process and save the school
some money,” said Gail Ellis, dean of Law
School Admission. Voto set up an addressing
system for her department that can print
9,000 envelopes per hour.
Voto and his staff of six, all of whom have or
are working on degrees — some of them
advanced — move more mail than some
small-town post offices. They handle 1 million pieces of incoming mail and nearly 1
million pieces of outgoing mail yearly, primarily for the Admission, Enrollment and
Advancement departments.
Voto also employs as many as 40 work-study
students each semester, supplemented by
city youth during the summer and adults
with significant learning disabilities through
an internship program with Middlesex
Community College. The department is
staffed Monday through Saturday to keep up
with the U.S. Postal Service.

Mail Services pros, from left, Tahira Delaine, Diana Gonzalez, Anthony Voto and Dennis Bryson in
the Sawyer Mail Services Center. Kevin Austin, Joanne Rand and Johanny Mejia were attending
to business elsewhere.

going to the entire University. Because the
number and distribution of employees
changes constantly, some departments, particularly academic departments with adjunct
faculty, are asked to make sufficient photocopies of the memo
Voto began working in
Turn to page 6 for tips on
Mail Services as a work- working with Mail Services. so that there will be a copy for
everybody. This does not always
study student in 1984.
happen. Hence, complaints.
He graduated from
Suffolk in 1990 and began rising up the
But Voto is eager to receive feedback from
departmental ladder. Realizing the possibilithose who use Suffolk’s mail system.
ties in the department, Voto uses incentives
and a positive environment to encourage his
“The departments that use our services most
work-study students.
successfully are the ones that ask questions,”
said Voto, who takes the concept of service
“I honestly have a mission in keeping with
very seriously.
what the University is all about: to provide
education that keeps students here and offers
He is particularly interested in saving money
them an opportunity to lead productive lives
for individual departments — and the
and give back to society,” said Voto. “It may
not be a glamorous job, but I encourage peoContinued on page 6



Mail Services
Continued from page 5
University. His staff can help design mail pieces that are economical within the strict
parameters set by the Post Office.
“The astute mailers send us a notice with a sample of the piece they’re mailing,
including return cards or envelopes,” he said. “We try to get a discount on everything
we send out, through the post office or distributors.” For example, a mailing to
Europe would be shipped through a distributor, then posted at local rates in the destination country.
Watching Suffolk’s mail gives Voto a keen sense of the University’s evolution. When
he first joined Mail Services, three to four pounds of mail went overseas each week.
Now he’s sending thousands of pounds of international mail each year. And he’s handled everything from a coconut someone sent back from a Hawaiian vacation to live
mice for a science lab.
Over the years, Voto’s leadership has won a number of awards for the department and
for him personally. He was elected secretary of the Association of College &
University Mail Services in July, and
“We try to get a discount on everything
the often-imitated Mail Services
we send out, through the post office or
Web site has won several industry

Murray Wins Gold in Barcelona
Suffolk cross
country coach
Don Murray won
two gold medals
in the 2003 World
Police and Fire
Games in
Barcelona, Spain,
setting a new
record for his age
Murray, a former
police officer,
Photo by John Gillooly
took home a gold
medal in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase,
with a new record of 16.25 (sixteen minutes, 25 seconds). He also claimed gold
in the 800-meter run.

-Anthony Voto, Mail Services
But his office walls are not adorned
with the symbols of his success.
Instead, there is a series of photos
from his travels. No matter what country or state he visits, he tours mail facilities to
glean new ideas and brings back snapshots of himself posing next to mailboxes —
from the Eiffel Tower mailbox to Disney’s Mickey Mailbox, where he posed with his 9year-old son. •

Competing on the same track as the 1992
Olympians, Murray claimed nine medals
in nine events, including the 400 meters,
1,500 meters, 5,000 meters, 5,000-meter
race walking, 10,000-meter cross country
and 10,000-meter cross country and
10,000 meters on the track. He claimed
the bronze in his only field event, the
long jump.

Make the Most of Mail Services

He was the oldest competitor at age 69
and competed in more events than any
other contender.

To make the most efficient use of the Mail Services Department, Anthony Voto recommends the following:
• Let them know if it’s an emergency; they won’t let you down.
• Use the mail for marketing in a new way: A message, Web site address or insignia
can be printed to the left of the postage meter mark.
• Plan your mailings according to the mail pickup times posted in your building. If
your last pickup is at 3 p.m., and you deposit your mail at 3:30, it won’t enter the system until it’s picked up the next morning. If you miss the last posted pickup, walk the
mail to one of the Mail Services offices, located in the Law School, Sawyer Building
and 41 Temple Street.
• Use the Department’s award-winning Web site — —
to plan for fast, efficient and cost-effective mailings.
• Sort labeled inter-office mail by academic division for faster delivery.
• If mailing to Washington, D.C., allow an extra day or two, because security has
been high there since the anthrax scare.
• The slowest place to mail a letter is in a mail box. Take it to the Post Office or to
Mail Services. They use the Post Office’s business mail services, which are faster.


“I trained for it, and it worked out,”
Murray said. “It was the biggest crowd
ever, with over 10,500 participants from
45 countries. The King of Spain even
addressed the crowd at the games.”
The World Police and Fire Games are
held every two years and will be in
Quebec, Canada, in 2005. Murray will
compete in next year’s Law Enforcement
Games in Las Vegas, Nevada. •


NESADSU Celebrates 80th Anniversary


ears ago, Bill Davis said that the New England School
of Art & Design at Suffolk University (NESADSU) was
“the best kept secret in Boston.”

That statement may
have been true back
then, but it’s not anymore. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary, NESADSU is well
known by everyone for
its various programs
designed to meet the
educational and professional requirements
of people within the
local area and beyond.

cated to 186 Massachusetts Avenue, and then to 257
Commonwealth Avenue in 1941. At that time, there were 16
instructors, 239 students and a tuition fee of $225 per semester.
Following a few more moves, the school relocated to 28 Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay in
1975 and was renamed the New England School
of Art & Design (NESAD), more accurately
reflecting the range and scope of the institution.
In March of 1996, NESAD merged with Suffolk,
thus becoming the New England School of Art &
Design at Suffolk University (NESADSU).
Today, thanks to the continued growth of the
school’s wide range of programs, NESADSU
occupies the entire second floor, as well as much
of the basement, at 75 Arlington Street. This particular space, renovated to meet the needs of the
school and its students, includes air-conditioned
studios for foundation, graphic design, interior
design and fine arts classes.

A unit of the College of
Arts and Sciences,
From left, NESADSU’s Sara Chadwick and Bill Davis.
NESADSU provides
(Photo by John Gillooly)
its students with an
It also has a gallery to display the exhibition of work created
intensive art and design education while preparing its graduboth inside and outside the school community; an arts library
ates to be creative and responsible members of a global society.
(electronically tied to the Sawyer School of Management
Library); and faculty and administrative offices.
According to Davis, Chairman of NESADSU, the 1996 merger
between the New England School of Art & Design (NESAD)
“The merger with Suffolk has enabled us to do things that we
and Suffolk University satisfied the needs of both institutions,
wouldn’t be able to do as an independent school,” said Sara
resulting in a stronger whole and creating a dynamic educaChadwick, Director of Administrative Services at NESADSU.
tional presence in the city of Boston.
“Many of our people feel a very strong connection to
NESADSU, both in their personal and professional lives. And
“NESADSU achieved the financial stability it had long sought,
every year our numbers continue to grow, as well as our repuas well as access to liberal arts studies and a range of student
tation.” •
services,” said Davis. “Suffolk, meanwhile, gained an established and well-regarded art department with 80 years’ experience in providing practical and personalized education to genOn view at New England School of Art &
erations of aspiring artists and designers.”

Design’s Gallery 28

Davis explained that a Masters Degree Program in Interior
Design is now being offered at NESADSU, and plans are currently under way for a similar program in Graphic Design. He
also pointed out that the number of students attending the
school is at an all-time high.

Photo-based digital images by Leigh Clark through Dec. 2.

“Due in large part to the merger, enrollment at NESADSU has
skyrocketed to over 400 students,” said Davis. “Our rapid
growth has made the acquisition of additional space necessary,
and, since the merger, our facilities have expanded from 18,000
square feet to 33,000 square feet.”

“Stitches: A Fiber Arts Collaboration,” an exhibit co-curated
with Newbury College Art Gallery, runs from January 12
through February 7, 2003.

“Different Strokes: Boston Painters David Moore, Martin
Mugar and David Palmer” will be shown at the gallery from
December 5 through January 6, 2004.

Gallery 28 at 75 Arlington St. is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
through Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. •

The New England School of Art (NESA) was founded in 1923
in order to provide programs for students wishing to enter the
professional world of art and design. In 1936, the school relo-



The Annual D
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The Dean’s Reception is an annual event that brings the
University community together for a social evening that traditionally
marks the opening of the academic year. It also is a time to formally
recognize the service of individuals employed at the University for ten
or more years. Included here are photos from the event, focusing on
those who were honored for 30 years of service to the University.

Bob DiGuardia and his wife, Mary, applaud during the awards ceremony.

Honoring 30 Years
R. Lisle Baker, Professor of Law
Gerard Clark, Professor of Law & Faculty Adviser of Internship Program
Karen DeCilio, Media Coordinator, Office of Public Affairs
Robert DiGuardia, Director of Administrative Computing, Management
Information Systems
Valerie Epps, Professor of Law & Director of the International Law
Nancy Fine, Managing Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

Karen DeCilio with
Frank Flannery.

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Valerie Epps with
Dean Smith.

Lisle Baker, reacting to one
of Ken Greenberg’s jokes.


Gerald Clark smiles for the crowd.


ean’s Reception

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Associate Dean

Susan Scott, 2nd from right, celebrates with friends.

Peter Sartwell.

Honoring Thirty Years
Continued from previous page

Associate Dean
Bernard Keenan
and Dean.

Bernard Keenan, Jr., Associate Dean & Professor of Law
Joseph McCarthy, Professor of Education & Human Services
Judy Minardi, Director of Human Resources
Bernard Ortwein, Professor of Law & Director of Foreign Summer
Peter Sartwell, Associate Dean & Associate Professor of Education &
Human Services
Susan Scott, Senior Programmer Analyst, Management Information
R. Arthur Winters, Associate Professor of Education & Human

Judy Minardi receiving
her award from Frank

Professor Joseph
MCcarthy, right.



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Honoring 20 Years
Paul Tanklefsky
and his wife, Gay.

From left, Anne and Gregory Peterson, President and
Shirley Sargent, enjoying the evening.

Nizamettin Aydin, Marketing
Peter Caputo, English
Paula Degloria, Management Information Systems
Loraine Depeiza, Undergraduate Admission
Jonathan Frank, Information Systems & Operations Management
Lisa Keaney, Advancement
Mary Lally, College Registrar
Myra Lerman, Dean’s Office, Sawyer School of Management
Geraldine Manning, Sociology
Andrea McEachern, Law School Clinical Programs
Shahruz Mohtadi-Haghigh, Economics
John Pagliarulo, University Police
Peter Porcello, Management Information Systems
Robert Rosenthal, Communication & Journalism
Charles Rounds, Jr., Law School
Paul Tanklefsky, Career Services/Coop Education
Midge Wilcke, University Media Services

Peter Porcello receiving
his award.

From left, Vice President
Marguerite Dennis and
Mary Lally.

Lorraine DePeiza with her
20-year service award.


Chief John Pagliarulo with wife, Rose.


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Judy Entin, left, with
Vice President Dennis.

Dawn Marie Medina and
Employees from the Sawyer School of Management.

Frank Flannery.

Honoring 10 Years
James Angelini, Accounting
Marie Ashe, Law School
Susan Atherton, Dean’s Office, Sawyer School of Management
Richard Beinecke, Public Management
Carolyn Boyes-Watson, Sociology
Rosanna Cavallaro, Law School
Kelly Deluca, College Registrar
Michael Duggan, Enrollment Research & Planning
Judith Entin, Graduate Admission
Julie Ann Hogan, Law Library
Sharon Lenzie, Dean’s Office, College of Arts and Sciences
Marie Matava, Public Management
Stephen McJohn, Law School
Robyn McLaughlin, Finance
Dawn Marie Medina, Student Accounts/Bursar
Iris Melendez, Undergraduate Admission
Helen O’Brien, Dean’s Office, Sawyer School of Management
Jennifer Ricciardi, College Financial Aid
Daniel Rothstein, Right Question Project
Linda Sandstrom Simard, Law School
Gail Sergenian, Accounting
C. Richard Torrisi, Dean’s Office, Sawyer School of Management
Keri Tuite, Advancement

Jennifer Ricciardi with husband, Frank.

Sharon Lenzie, second from right, with family.



Wedding bells have been ringing in
Facilities Management recently! Best
wishes go out to Brian McDermott, who
married Crystal Burghardt on May 24,
and to Brian Foster and Erin O’Brien,
who were also married that day. And on
Aug. 2 Brian Adams tied the knot with
Julie Hertko … At a program sponsored
by the law firm of Perkins, Elmer and
Cohen in Boston,
Law School, spoke
on choosing
between protecting
technology via
patent law or via
trade secret law …
Beth Bower, the
Moakley archivist,
was voted a Fellow
Beth Bower
of the Massachusetts
Historical Society… Victoria Dodd of the
Law School is serving her last year of a
three-year term on the Committee on
Sections and the Annual Meeting of The
Association of American Law Schools.
This group oversees the work of 80 specialty sections and plans the annual meeting of the 8,000-member law professor
group … Audrey Goldstein, of
NESADSU, is included in the exhibition
“Fiber Arts, contemporary fiber based
work,” which runs through the month of
November at the Concord Art Association
… Cecy Gutierrez, Juvenile Justice
Center, is a founding member of
Fundacion Ritmo Guanaco, “For the Love
of Life,” an organization that provides
support to special needs children in El
Salvador … Jonathan Haughton of
Economics was the keynote speaker for
the 2003 Fall Conference of the Economic
Developer’s Council of Colorado (EDCC).
He spoke on “Running to Stay Fit: The
Challenge of Continuing Colorado’s
Competitiveness.” … Alison Kelly
Hawke and Sanjiv Jaggia of Economics
passed the 2003 CFA (Chartered Financial
Analyst) Level III exam… Nina
Huntemann, Communication and
Journalism, spoke at Clark University on
the cultural impact of video games. She
produced and directed the educational
video, “Game Over: Gender, Race and


Violence in Video Games”… Gail Meyers
Lavin of the Cape Cod 2+2 program, was
elected to the board of directors of the
Cape Cod Community College
Educational Foundation and serves on
the public relations and business
donors/major gifts committees. She is also
treasurer of the Geraldine F. Lavin
Memorial Scholarship Fund, corresponding secretary of the Cape & Islands
Democratic Council and vice-chair of the
Orleans Democratic Town Committee …
Doris Lewis, Chemistry, has been named
the 2004 Henry A. Hill Awardee for outstanding service to the northeastern section of the American Chemical Society …
Dan McHugh of Student Activities served
as the Suffolk Planning Team member of
the 3rd annual Intercollegiate Leadership
Summit … Margaret McNamara of
Institutional Advancement performed in
the play I Enjoy Being a Girl on Sept. 25 at
the 2003 New Works Festival in
Newburyport. She also co-chaired the
corporate, foundation and government
grants track of the Association of
Fundraising Professionals’ 2003 conference on Oct. 21 … Law Professors
Bernard Ortwein and Stephen Hicks
joined members of the University of
Lund, Sweden, law faculty in Hanoi,
Vietnam, earlier this month to deliver a
seminar on “Case Methods in Modern
Legal Teaching” to a select group of
teachers and judges
from Hanoi Law
University and the
Law University in
Ho Chi Minh City
… Wesley Savick,
Theatre, adapted
and directed
Eugene Ionesco’s
Rhinoceros, which
has been selected as
a semi-finalist in
Bernard Ortwein
the production
competition of the Kennedy
Center/American College Theatre Festival
… Kristin Sarkisian, President’s Office,
was on hand to meet Candace Bushnell,
author of Sex and the City, 4 Blondes, and
Trading Up at a book signing at the
Brookline Booksmith … The Student
Services Division recognized Curtis

Hoover of Residence Life and Summer
Programs, Elaine Schwager of Athletics
and Katy Young of Student Activities for
their outstanding
levels of service to
their department,
the Student
Services Division
and the University
community at the
13th annual
Student Services
From left, Candace
Dinner … Randall
Bushnell and Kristin
Thurston of
show, “Twins,” at the Cynthia Von Buhler
Gallery in Manhattan until Nov. 30. He
also has “The Alphabet as Art” at the
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
from Nov. 7-15 … SSOM's Rich Torrisi
and Susan Atherton served as event
coordinators for the meeting of the
Association of Northeast Business Deans
held in New Seabury on Oct. 2-3. This is
the first time Suffolk has hosted the event
… Congratulations to Mary Jane Walker
of Finance and her husband, John, on the
birth of their third son, Charlie, on Sept.
23 … Sandra Ward, Humanities and
Modern Languages, is a veteran journalist
who provides features about life and culture in the United States to a network of
private radio stations in the German state
of Bavaria. Recent topics included the
Schwarzenegger campaign and the FIFA
Women’s World Cup … Debra Weisberg,
NESADSU, has an installation, “(Sub)
Surface” in the grand staircase of the
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
in Lincoln. The exhibition runs through
Jan. 2004. … •


New Faces At Suffolk

Faculty Focus

Please welcome our newest employees!
Matthew Abrams, Undergraduate
David Berube, Law Library
Emma Cabrera, Law Library
Netsanet Defabachew, Ballotti Learning
William Delaney, Athletics
Roy Falby, Law Library
Jennifer Grady, University Police
Courtney Joy, Second Language Services
Elange Luc, University Police
Heather Caitlin Lynch, Ballotti Learning
Nadia Parejo, University Police
Paula Sack, Ballotti Learning Center
Jenna Scaccia, CAS Dean’s Office
Barbara Wendland, Financial AidColleges
Michael Whitbread, Ballotti Learning
Center •

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Lynne D. Dahlborg, Education and
Human Services, published an article,
“Revisiting Paralegal Faculty Meetings:
Building Team Work and Providing
Professional Development,” in The
Paralegal Educator.
Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman,
Humanities and Modern Languages,
published, At the Threshold of
Memory/Selected and New Poems by
Marjorie Agosin (White Pine Press, NY), a
bilingual critical anthology on the
renowned Chilean poet and human
rights activist, Marjorie Agosin.
Eugene Rodin, Physics, co-authored
“Hydrogen Fuel Cell: Energy Alternative
for Transportation.” The paper was presented at a conference sponsored by the
Air and Waste Management Association
in San Diego.
Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Law School.
His article, “Prior Restraints and
Intellectual Property: The Clash Between
Intellectual Property and the First
Amendment from an Economic
Perspective,” 12 Fordham Intel.Prop. Media
& Ent. L.J. 1 (2001) was cited and quoted
in a major California Supreme Court
decision, DVD Copy Control Association,
Inc. v. Bunner, 31 Cal. 4th 864 (CA.
Sup.Ct.2003). The case involved the interrelationship between trade secret law
and the First Amendment. This article

was also selected for reprinting in the
2003-2004 edition of the First Amendment
Law Handbook (West Publishing).
Lisa Shatz, Electrical and Computer
Engineering, will publish a paper,
"Indirect Boundary Element Method for
Unsteady Linearized Flow over Prolate
and Oblate Spheroids and
Hemispheroidal Protuberances," in the
January 2004, Vol. 44 issue, of The
International Journal for Numerical Methods
in Fluids.
Jay Julian Rosellini, Humanities and
Modern Languages, published “The
Right Thinking: Attempts to Revive the
Conservative Revolution in the Berlin
Republic. Why Weimer? Questioning the
Legacy of Weimar from Goethe to 1999.”
McGill European Studies 5. Ed. Peter M.
Daly, Hans Walter Frischkopf, Trudis E.
Goldsmith-Reber, and Horst Richter.
New York: Peter Lang, 2003, 297-312. He
also published an article in German
about the “culture wars” in contemporary Austria, “Jelineks Haider:
Anmerkungen zur literarischen
Populismus-Kritik.” Text und Kontext
(Copenhagen) Vol. 25.1-2 (2003),
125-138. •

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and their Children (ages 0-12), on
Sunday, December 7, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. in
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Shaw Sets Goals for Dakar Assignment


ew Shaw, the newly appointed executive director of
Suffolk University’s Dakar campus in Senegal, West
Africa, is feeling on top of the world.

“This is going to be an amazing experience for me, both personally and professionally,” said Shaw, an assistant professor in
the Accounting
Department at
Suffolk. “I can’t
wait to get started.”

They want to learn as much as they can and then go back to
their countries and apply what they’ve learned.”
Shaw, 56, began his career at Suffolk’s Sawyer School of
Management in 1996 as an adjunct faculty member. He was
named assistant professor of accounting in 1999 and teaches at
the undergraduate and graduate levels in Boston, Senegal and
online. He will teach two accounting courses in Dakar. Shaw
received his bachelor’s degree from New Hampshire College,
his master’s in finance degree from Bentley College and his
PhD from Durham University Business School in England.
Shaw also serves as adviser to the highly successful Beta Alpha
Psi Accounting Honor Society. He oversaw the Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance Program and has been an adviser and
mentor with the Jobs for Youth program. Off campus, he is a
master SCUBA diving instructor and played in the Cambridge
Symphony Orchestra for 10 years.

Shaw, who officially begins his new
position in January,
has visited
Suffolk’s Dakar
campus six times
since it opened in
1999, almost exclusively to teach.

Shaw is now preparing himself for a new and interesting
Lew Shaw with Senegalese student

Earlier this month
Shaw was in Senegal for the student convocation. The Suffolk
contingent joining Shaw for the celebration of the new academic year included Vice President of Enrollment and International
Programs Marguerite J. Dennis, international consultant Jim
Sintros and Associate Professor of Management and Senegal
campus Interim Executive Director Pierre du Jardin.

“I’m looking forward to working at Suffolk’s Senegal campus,”
he said. “The students have few opportunities over there, so it
feels good to be in the position of helping them to change their
lives.” •

“It was a wonderful and festive ceremony attended by many
Senegalese dignitaries,” said Shaw, who has been on the faculty
at Suffolk for eight years. “Our first year in Dakar, we only had
about seven or eight students. Today, we have 300 degree-seeking and ELI (English Language Institute) students representing
29 African countries. We’ve come a long way over the years,
and the school continues to grow and prosper.”
Following the convocation ceremony, a stunning Suffolk-Dakar
soccer field, built over the summer, was dedicated before a
large and delighted audience. The Senegalese Minister of
Sports kicked out the first ball. A game between the SuffolkDakar soccer team and a squad comprised of Senegalese television personalities followed.
“Soccer is taken very seriously in Senegal,” said Shaw. “A few
years ago, when Senegal beat France in the World Cup, people
celebrated like it was like a national holiday.”
Shaw has a number of goals for Dakar. “I would like to increase
enrollment, both in our Dakar BSBA program and our English
Language Institute,” he said. “I also would like to increase our
study-abroad programs and develop our corporate education
When talking about the students in Senegal, Shaw’s face lights
up. “The students are fantastic,” he said. “Their educational
backgrounds are very sound, and they’re extremely motivated.


Students in Dakar, Senegal. (Photo by Lew Shaw)


Sisterly Trio Lends Nurturing Air to Donahue Cafeteria


abriella Castellucci, Nina Petrillo and Maria
Simons may not be related, but they act like
they are – particularly when working in the
Donahue Building cafeteria.

everyone in the Suffolk community (students, faculty, administrators and staff) as their extended family. They roll out the welcome mat for all visitors,
making them feel important and appreciated.

For these three delightful, personable and
spirited Sodexho USA employees, Suffolk
University has been an integral part of
their lives for many years. It is a place
where they have grown into an unheralded and united trio, a place where they
share personal feelings and boisterous
laughs, a place where they feel comfortable and relaxed.
“Suffolk is our home, our life,” said
Simons, an entertaining 75-year-old who
calls everyone “Honey” and has been
working at Suffolk for 35 years. “I love
everybody here and everybody loves me.”
“We’re like a family,” added Castellucci,
59, who has been a familiar face in the
Suffolk café for 22 years. “I like working
at Suffolk very much because everyone is
so friendly.”
“It’s like we’re a team,” said Petrillo, 55,
who has worked at Suffolk for 10 years.
“We take care of each other.”

From left, Maria Simons, Nina Petrillo and Gabriella Castellucci of the Donahue Cafeteria staff.
(Photo by John Gillooly)

Simons and Castellucci live in Revere, while Petrillo,
formerly of Revere, resides in Stoneham. Each of
them commutes to Suffolk via public transportation.
Castellucci and Simons meet at Beachmont Station
in Revere and hop on the Blue Line together for the
short ride to Boston. They all work Monday thru
Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and they normally arrive one-half hour before their shift begins.
In the morning, Castellucci can be found preparing
salads, Petrillo running the cash register and Simons
in front of the grill. “Maria’s Special” (one egg,
sausage and cheese on a bagel, toast or English muffin) is the number one choice on the menu.
“Everyone comes here for Maria’s breakfast,” said
Castellucci. “If she’s not here, no one shows up.”
Throughout the day, the interaction between these
three passionate women is lively and spontaneous.
They play off each other in perfect rhythm, like
characters in a sitcom. “We’re not quiet,” laughed
Petrillo, whose daughter’s godmother is Castellucci.
“We have a great time and a lot of fun.”

When you order a cheeseburger and fries from one
of these ladies, you’ll also get a bright smile and, on
occasion, a bit of advice.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for these gracious, upbeat and hardworking
women,” said Christine Perry, Assistant Dean of
Enrollment Management at Suffolk. “It’s clear they
enjoy their work, and their enthusiasm is infectious.
Suffolk is lucky to have them.”
“They have bubbly personalities and they genuinely
care about people,” said Tom Fuller, General
Manager of Sodexho USA, which employs about 75
people in the various cafeterias on campus. “They
have a wonderful rapport with everyone, and the
students even talk with them about family matters.”
According to Fuller, if Castellucci, Petrillo or Simons
is out sick, everyone is concerned about how they’re
doing and when they’re coming back. This is what
happens when you have three people, natural
experts in the area of customer service, working as
one. “We all get along,” said Simons. “It’s like we’re
sisters.” •

While they all have loved ones at home, Simons,
Castellucci and Petrillo have been known to treat



Dealing with Hoax E-mail

Frost Society Luncheon Success

Recently many users have received
e-mail warnings about viruses, which
turn out to be hoaxes. All over the
world, the number of “hoax” e-mails
entering e-mailboxes is increasing,
wasting useful time and resources.
To prevent hoaxes from spreading at
Suffolk University, the Network
Services Group (NSG) asks that e-mail
users not forward any virus warnings of
any kind to anyone other than the
Network Services Group at It doesn’t matter if the
virus warnings have come from an antivirus vendor or been confirmed by any
large computer company. All virus
warnings should be sent to alone. It is the NSG’s
job to send all virus-related warnings if
appropriate, and a virus warning that
comes from any other source should be
ignored. •

New Schedule for Computer
Friday-afternoon computer system shutdowns are a thing of the past, as MIS has
rescheduled system maintenance to the
first Monday of each month between 6
and 8 a.m. System maintenance, which
involves hardware/software upgrades and
patches, previously had been scheduled
for Friday afternoons. The new schedule
was chosen after consultation with the
University administration.
MIS and the University Strategic Planning
Technology Committee are also is considering standardizing University Internet
access on a single browser.
“Since Microsoft has won the browser
war, we are seeing application developers
rolling out Web applications only
supported using Internet Explorer,” said
Fuad Yatim, director of the Network
Services Group. The payroll office has
been developing applications that are better supported with Internet Explorer than
with the Netscape browser, he said. •


Frank Morris, JD’57, left, and Mike Dwyer, Assistant Treasurer, share a laugh at the annual Frost Society
luncheon in October. (Photo by John Gillooly)

The Office of Gift & Estate Planning held the annual Frost Society Luncheon
October 1 at the Omni Parker House to honor employees, alumni and friends who are
members of The Frost Society. Guest Speakers at the luncheon included President
Sargent, Professor Robert Allison, Associate Professor of History and University
Archivist, and Ann Peterson, Senior Director of Development.
The Frost Society was created to thank those who have reached beyond their own
lives to assure the gift of educational opportunity to future generations of Suffolk students through planned gifts to the University. •

Facilities Management is Online
The Facilities Management Office (formerly Physical Plant), is pleased to announce
the unveiling of its new Web site. The site provides the Suffolk Community with a
more convenient method for transmission of work requests than the paper system.
Each electronically submitted work request is received by the Service Response
Center and will be followed up with an acknowledgement to the originator. The
acknowledgement will include a reference number for inquiries regarding the
Considering the huge amount of paper requests received each day, the new electronic
system is much more ecologically friendly. “This will streamline our system of workrelated requests dramatically,” said Joe Kennedy, Director of Facilities Planning.
Visit the new site at •