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Business Administration Career

Patricia Carreiro-Raposo ’09 graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in December, 2011. She is currently employed at Bristol Community College in Academic Affairs as an Administrative Assistant.

Lynn Motta ’92 had a baby boy named Brandon James Mello on September 1, 2011. She says he’s a “sweetheart”!

Bruce Rose ’70, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs at UMASS Dartmouth, received UMASS Dartmouth’s Drum Major Award on January 16 during the university’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations.

Business Administration Transfer

Gary Souza ’76 is serving with the United Nations peacekeeping forces in Liberia in the position of Senior Advisor to the newly reformed Liberian National Police. He is a retired Fairhaven Police Chief and former Bristol County District Attorney.

Patience (Moniz) Thomas ’91 has started a new business, Great Cape Baking Company. The company specializes in gourmet breads and donuts cooked on site at farmers markets and festivals, including the Bioneers by the Bay conference in New Bedford in October.

Child Care

Danielle M. Lobo ’94 graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in December, 2011 with her bachelor’s degree. She is employed as a Risk Management Specialist at BankFive.


Henry Bousquet ’98 was elected to the New Bedford City Council as Ward 3 City Councilor in November, 2011.

Criminal Justice

Jason Pires ’96 was recently featured in WPRI’s weekly Street Stories segment for using his skills as a boxer to reach out to the children of his community to encourage them to participate in school, and he is also a member of the New Bedford Police Department.

Culinary Arts

Jessica Cartwright Ferreira ’05 graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI in 2008 with a degree in Food Service Management. She held jobs in local restaurants and hotels for a couple of years and then got a job at Dunkin Brands, parent company of Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins, as a Food Safety Specialist. Her job entails assisting restaurants and operators in quality assurance and maintaining food safety. She is part of a cross functional team involving new products and processes. She assists field operations teams with situations related to food safety. She says, “I get to try all new products in innovation, and am surrounded by donuts and ice cream all day, every day!” On October 29, 2011 she married Joshua Ferreira in Taunton, MA at Holy Family Church, and the reception was at Independence Harbor in Assonet, MA.

Sarah Ann Gillis ’05 has opened her own bakery in Costa Rica. After years of working in restaurants in Newport and Providence, Sarah moved to Costa Rica and opened Sarita’s Bakery in Tamarindo in early 2011.

Elementary Education

Cathleen Mello ’06 started a new job at Bristol Community College in December as the Administrative Assistant for the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

Fire Science Technology

Kevin P. Partridge ’93 has been selected to be the new fire chief in Easton, MA. Kevin has previously been the fire chief in both Berkley and Avon, MA. He leaves his current position of Director of Homeland Security for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Fire Service to take the new job in Easton in late January. He and his family reside in Berkley.

General Studies

Joanne Petrasso ’05, Administrative Secretary in the Division of Humanities and Education at Bristol Community College, graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in December, 2011.

Britt Zartman ’07 is employed in Information Technology Services at Bristol Community College. She graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in December, 2011.

Liberal Arts

Janice “Jan” Baptist ’76 accepted a Drum Major for Justice Award for the YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts from UMASS Dartmouth on January 16 during the MLK Jr. Day celebrations for the YWCA’s anti-racism and women’s empowerment programs.

Zelia LaGarde ’01 graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in December, 2011 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management. Zelia works with the Greater New Bedford Connecting Activities Partnership that matches high school students with internships at local employers.

Sharon Martin ’70 (Thanatology Certificate ’99) has been accepted into the Faculty Fellowship program sponsored by the Rhode Island Geriatric Center at URI. Sharon will continue her work at Adams House and her role of adjunct instructor at BCC while attending this program.

Karen Sawicki ’03, daughter of Walter Sawicki ’73, married Jake Medeiros on May 7, 2011 in East Freetown. Karen obtained her bachelor’s degree in humanities/social science from UMASS Dartmouth and is the admissions coordinator at New Bedford Health Care Center.


Sylvia Goncalo ’86 is working as Lead Medical Aesthetics consultant at Avalon Medical Spa in New Bedford.

Flavia Thornson ’98 has opened Avalon Medical Spa in New Bedford and will serve as Medical Aesthetic Director.

In Memoriam

Pamela Anctil ’04 passed away on January 19, 2012. She will be missed by her many friends and colleagues at Bristol Community College.

Edward S. Grace ’08 of South Dartmouth died at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, MD on October 22, 2011. He was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard and was serving in Afghanistan until shortly before his death.

Grace A. (Daub) (Motta) Vieira ’92 died at her home in Rochester after a long illness on October 2, 2011. She is survived by her husband and two sons.

Contact Details

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Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2007
Location: D118

Event Calendar

Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-New Bedford-Thursday, July 30, 2015-13151 (Cancelled) (7/30/2015)


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Financial Aid Workshop - Attleboro (7/30/2015)


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Placement Testing-Attleboro-Thursday, July 30, 2015-13157 (7/30/2015)


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Campus Tours and Information Sessions (7/30/2015)


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