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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Alumni Newsmakers: December 13, 2005

Citizens Bank New Hampshire has named Cathleen Schmidt '81 as its first female president and CEO. Schmidt will be one of only three female bank presidents within Citizens Financial Group, the eigth largest banking group in the United States.

Christine Griffin, J.D. '93, a paraplegic who has made a career of advocating for people with disabilities, is now a Commissioner at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Washington, D.C. As one of five commissioners, Griffin is responsible for guiding policy aimed at protecting people against workplace discrimination.

Chris Deering '66, President of Sony Europe, has been inducted into the ELSPA Hall of Fame in recognition of his service to Europe's computer and video games industry. The ELSPA Director said of Deering, "Few people can claim to have achieved the commercial success of this man ... Even fewer can claim to have done it with such humility and openness."

Robert J. Muldoon Jr., A.B. '60, M.A. '61, L.L.B. '65 was recently appointed Chairman of the Board of Bar Examiners by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

Hockey Alum

Speculation continues that Brian Gionta will be selected to the United States Olympic team (here and here), which will be picked next Monday, December 19th. Meanwhile Gionta has "emerged as the offensive leader" on the NHL's New Jersey Devils this season; Gionta is only three goals away from his career mark of 21 set in the 2003-04 season. However, he has yet to replicate his January 2001 feat of scoring an incomprehensible five goals in one period of hockey.

Tony Voce scored for the Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) in a 3-2 shootout win over the Hartford Wolfpack this past Sunday.

Patrick Eaves had a goal and an assist against the Avalanche while up with the NHL's Ottawa Senators, and now has 4 points in 7 NHL games played this season.

After being sent down to the Bruins AHL affiliate for a few games, Andrew Alberts' return to the B's is chronicled in the New England Hockey Journal.

UPDATE: Ryan Muphy penned an article about his rookie season with the AHL's Manchester Monarchs.
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