2020 Graduation Celebration

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can truly be defined as a life-altering event. Our lives have been forever disrupted by social distancing and face masks. Our thanks to you - our financial first responders throughout the pandemic. Credit union employees were asked to share photos of their graduating sons and daughters along with a few words of why they are proud of their graduate - join us in congratulating them on their achivement!

 

Liam Curtin is graduating from Leominster High School (MA). Liam’s mom, Nicole Curtin of St. Mary’s Credit Union, is very proud that he has chosen UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School for Finance to further his education.

Geena Duval is graduating from Fitchburg High School (MA). Geena’s mom, Danielle Duval of Leominster Credit Union, is proud of the positive role model, mentor and leader that Geena is and that she was accepted for the Honors Program of Fitchburg State University’s Nursing Program.

Dylan Roberts is graduating from Taunton High School (MA). Dylan’s mom, Dawn Roberts of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, is proud of the way he cares for others and his team spirit on golf, indoor track, and lacrosse teams.

Allysa McNeil is graduating from James Madison University (VA). Allysa’s mom, Daunielle McNeil of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, is so proud of her courage, strength and perseverance – she never gave up!

Zachary Paulson is graduating from Sun Valley High School (PA). Zach’s mom, Holly Swafford of DEXSTA Federal Credit Union, couldn’t be prouder of Zachary following his dreams and passions, turning them into his career while attending the ITN program at Delaware Tech in the fall.

Julia Benjamin is graduating from Mills High School (MA) will be attending the University of Connecticut. Julia’s mom, Pamela Webber of Direct Federal Credit Union, is proud of Julia’s volunteerism and dedication to her community; and says, “she is a kind, caring and compassionate young woman and I am so excited for all of the wonderful things the future holds for her!”

Luke Sylvester is graduating from Joseph Case High School (MA) was accepted to Dean College. Luke’s mom, Carmen Sylvester of Southern Mass Credit Union, is proud of his leadership qualities and that he is confident, supporting, and comfortable in speaking and performing in front of audiences.

Josie Eichler is graduating from Alvirne High School (NH) and will be attending Keene State College for Nursing. Josie’s mom, Caroline Mitiaev of Tewksbury Federal Credit Union, says Josie is compassionate, sensitive, funny young lady whose personality currently serves her well in position as an essential worker at Fairview Healthcare Community; mom adds, “We are proud of her dedication and hard work and can’t wait to see what her future holds.” 

James Boucher is graduating from UMass, Lowell, in Biomedical Engineering and going to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall for his PhD. James’ mom, Ann Marie Boucher of Tewksbury Federal Credit Union, is so proud of him, and all he has accomplished. He is an Eagle Scout, which says a lot about the kind of person he is, and he has worked at the college for most of his four years as well as being a teller at the Credit Union.     

Liza DeWitt is graduating from Barrington High School (RI). Liza’s dad, Bill DeWitt of People’s Credit Union, is incredibly proud of how much Liza enjoyed high school and how hard she has worked to earn her diploma.  

Cody Berry is graduating from UMass Lowell with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Riley Berry is graduating from Wachusett Regional High School (MA). He was accepted to QCC to further his studies or may join the Navy.

Madisyn Berry is graduating from Central Tree Middle School (MA) and will be attending Wachusett Regional High School. She is passionate about softball and plays for her school along with her traveling team, Wachusett Stars.

Cody, Riley, and Madisyn’s mom, Maila Berry of Leominster Credit Union, is extremely proud of all three children and is excited to where their journey will take them next.

Kelsey Bates is graduating from Oxford High School (MA). Kelsey’s mom, Kathleen Bates of UMassFive College Federal Credit Union, is proud of the way Kelsey has dealt with the pandemic during her senior year in high school. Captain of her cheer team, Kelsey also participates in the Best Buddies organization and is a member of the student council.

Carlo ‘CJ’ Sousa is graduating from Toll Gate High School (RI). CJ’s mom, Christina Sousa of Pawtucket Credit Union, is proud of both the person he has grown to be and his accomplishments. CJ, a member of both the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society, holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and is an instructor of Karate and Krav Maga to students ages 4–70.

Mason Keene is graduating from Appoquinimink High School (DE). Mason’s mom, Terri Keene of edU Federal Credit Union, is proud that Mason will be attending Bloomsburg University in the fall.

Chris MacLean is graduating from Full Sail University (FL). Chris’ mom, Donna MacLean of Direct Federal Credit Union, is proud of Chris’ 3.89 GPA – which earned him Valedictorian honors.

Johnathan Stodolski is graduating from Bedford High School (NH). Jon’s mom, Liz Stodolski of St. Mary’s Bank, is proud that he is curious about life and has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, among his other accomplishments.

Allison Files is graduating from Spaulding High School (NH). Allison’s mom, Melissa Files of Holy Rosary Credit Union, is proud that Allison was able to overcome the obstacles of learning online while also teaching others online as a teacher’s aide. Allison, a four-year member of the drum line, was also drum line captain and played lacrosse, as well as manning the stage lighting for plays throughout high school.

Katherine Auger is graduating from the University of New Hampshire (NH). Katherine’s mom, Debbie Auger of Northeast Credit Union, is proud that she served as the President of the Women in Business Club and passionately led this remarkable group to offer them opportunities with discussion panels and networking opportunities.

Joseph ‘Joey” Auger is graduating from Knox College (IL). Joey’s mom, Debbie Auger of Northeast Credit Union, is proud that Joey was a 3-sport athlete while attending college – playing Football and running Spring and Winter Track – who, through his love of sports and dedication to his teammates, has made lifelong friends.

Roisin O’Keeffe is graduating from Westwood High School (MA). Roisin’s mom, Maureen O’Keeffe of Direct Federal Credit Union, is proud of how caring and compassionate she is, that she has volunteered for the Westwood Youth and Family services for all four years of her high school career, and that she intends to follow her passion into the medical field.

Jack Lindsey is graduating from University of Massachusetts, Lowell (MA) with a degree in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. Jack has been a teller at Tewksbury Federal Credit Union for the past three years, and members love seeing him when they come in. “Jack is an important member of our staff,” says Maureen Montecalvo, CEO of Tewksbury FCU, “and we have been lucky to have him.”

Amanda Escobar is graduating from Bay Path University (MA) with a Bachelor’s in Leadership & Organizational Studies and is proud of the role model she continues to build for her daughter. Amanda is a collector at MassMutual Credit Union and shows a sincere interest in her members. “Amanda has proven to be an important contributor to the success of the department and credit union,” says Lynn Liquornik, VP of Lending and Amanda’s manager. “I am so proud of her accomplishments inside and outside of the credit union. Congratulations on earning your Bachelor’s degree!”

Daniel Marble is graduating from Worcester Technical High School (MA). Daniel’s mom, Jennifer Marble of Homefield Credit Union, is proud that her son completed several Advanced Placement Classes, earning college credits towards his Nursing Degree at University of Massachusetts – Amherst.

Timothy Picard is graduating from Lowell Catholic High School (MA). Timothy’s dad, Dan Picard of Hanscom Federal Credit Union, is proud that Timothy will be part of the Bentley Flacons Golf Team as he pursues a degree in Business at Bentley University (MA).

Grace Barta is graduating from Toll Gate High School (RI). Grace’s Dad, Paul Barta of Pawtucket Credit Union, is proud that she completed several Advanced Placement Classes, finishing 64th in her class. Grace also played ice and field hockey and was captain of her field hockey team.

Mariah Means-Waldorf is graduating from Park View Middle School (RI). Mariah’s dad, Bartley Means of Pawtucket Credit Union, is proud that she is a member of the Student Council and the National Junior Honor Society. Mariah, who plays cello in the Park View Orchestra, also plays soccer and runs track and field.

Konthea The is graduating from the Community College of Rhode Island. Konthea works full-time in the Loan Servicing Department at Pawtucket Credit Union while completing her degree in Finance. Her co-workers said they “can’t think of a more gracious person to honor.”

Alexander Morin is graduating from Mount Greylock Regional High School (MA). Alex’s mom, Melissa Morin of Credit Union of the Berkshires, is proud of the leadership skills he has developed and displayed throughout his four years in high school. As Senior Class President, Alex served as liaison between his peers and faculty/administration to develop contingency plans for graduation, prom and senior week during this unfortunate pandemic crisis. 

Julia Canario is graduating from Immaculate Conception School (MA). Julia’s mom, Clarinda Canario of New England Teamsters Federal Credit Union, is proud that she received the Dr. Robert Romanowsky Scholarship award in recognition of her academic effort and achievement throughout the year, and her leadership and sportsmanship in athletic competition.

Marshall Charles Reese II is graduating from the Computer Assisted Drafting Program at McCann Technical School (MA). Marshall’s mom, Amy Reese of the Credit Union of the Berkshires, is proud that he is a member of the National Honor Society and is an Eagle Scout.

Angelina Kelliher is graduating from Rising Tide Charter Public School (MA). Angelina’s mom, Robyn Kelliher of PCT Federal Credit Union, is so very proud of Angelina’s hard work and determination in high school, her strong leadership of her Young Marines unit. In the fall, Angelina will be studying Nursing at Norwich University in their Corps of Cadets as a member of the United States Army Reserve and joining her older sister and cousin on Norwich’s swim team.

Jillian Cabral has graduated from Bridgewater State University (MA). Jillian’s mom, Natalie Cabral of Pawtucket Credit Union, is proud that Jillian plans to use her degree in Psychology to work with children. Jillian, who loves soccer and working out, is an avid Steelers fan along with her brother and father.  

Austin Cabral has graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island (RI). Austin’s mom, Natalie Cabral of Pawtucket Credit Union, is proud that Austin will continue to pursue a degree in accounting at Rhode Island College. Austin, who has a passion for photography, is an avid Steelers fan along with his sister and father. 

Nicole Bowen has graduated from Southern New Hampshire University (NH). Nicole works at Pawtucket Credit Union’s North Kingstown branch. Her co-workers are proud of the dedication and determination it took to work full time while her Degree, and for encouraging them pursue their college degrees.

Emma Gosselin is graduating Magna Cum Laude from Worcester State University (MA). Emma’s mom, Gratia Gosselin of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, is proud of that Emma will be pursuing her M.Ed. in Teacher Education, Moderate Disabilities, and has a placement to teach in a grade 7 class in September as part of a Fellowship program at Merrimack College.   

Xavier Martinez is graduating from Everett High School (MA). Xavier’s mom, Christine Downey of Members Plus Credit Union, is proud of his achievements, hard work and dedication. She is pleased to announce that Xavier will be studying Communications at Framingham State University in the fall.

Aaron Justin “AJ” Guerrier has graduated from Centre College (KY) and The Posse Foundation, where he earned his scholastic scholarship to attend Centre College. AJ’s mom, Carline Olivier-Guerrier of Harvard University Employees Credit Union, is proud that he held 5 different jobs on campus and graduated with a 3.5 GPA.

Jay Delano is graduating from Londonderry High School (NH). Jay’s mom, Kristina Delano of Bellwether Community Credit Union, is proud that Jay did not let an injury in the last game before the playoffs sideline him from supporting his teammates to victory as 2019 NHIAA D1 undefeated (12-0) State Champions!

Marc Velez II is graduating from Amesbury High School (MA). Marc's dad, Marc Velez of Holy Rosary Credit Union, is proud that Marc's involvement with the schiol newspaper (where he was editor-in-chief) will continue with his major in media production at Emerson College. A big advocate for mental health awareness, Marc plans to use his talents to bring light to the issue. 

  • Liam Curtin
    Liam Curtin

    Leominster High School (MA)
    Liam's mom is Nicole Curtin of St. Mary's Credit Union

  • Geena Duval
    Geena Duval

    Fitchburg High School (MA)
    Geena's mom is Danielle Duval of Leominster Credit Union

  • Dylan Roberts
    Dylan Roberts

    Taunton High School (MA)
    Dylan’s mom is Dawn Roberts of the Cooperative Credit Union Association

  • Allysa McNeil
    Allysa McNeil

    James Madison University (VA)
    Allysa's mom is Daunielle McNeil of the Cooperative Credit Union Association

  • Zachary Paulson
    Zachary Paulson

    Sun Valley High School (PA)
    Zach’s mom is Holly Swafford of DEXSTA Federal Credit Union

  • Julia Benjamin
    Julia Benjamin

    Mills High School (MA)
    Julia’s mom is Pamela Webber of Direct Federal Credit Union

  • Luke Sylvester
    Luke Sylvester

    Joseph Case High School (MA)
    Luke’s mom is Carmen Sylvester of Southern Mass Credit Union

  • Josie Eichler
    Josie Eichler

    Alvirne High School (NH)
    Josie’s mom is Caroline Mitiaev of Tewksbury Federal Credit Union

  • James Boucher
    James Boucher

    UMass, Lowell (MA)
    James’ mom is Ann Marie Boucher of Tewksbury Federal Credit Union

  • Liza DeWitt
    Liza DeWitt

    Barrington High School (RI)
    Liza’s dad is Bill DeWitt of People’s Credit Union

  • Cody Berry
    Cody Berry

    UMass, Lowell (MA)
    Cody's mom is Maila Berry of Leominster Credit Union

  • Riley Berry
    Riley Berry

    Wachusett Regional High School (MA)
    Riley's mom is Maila Berry of Leominster Credit Union

  • Madisyn Berry
    Madisyn Berry

    Central Tree Middle School (MA)
    Madisyn’s mom is Maila Berry of Leominster Credit Union

  • Kelsey Bates
    Kelsey Bates

    Oxford High School (MA)
    Kelsey’s mom is Kathleen Bates of UMassFive College Federal Credit Union

  • Carlo ‘CJ’ Sousa
    Carlo ‘CJ’ Sousa

    Toll Gate High School (RI)
    CJ’s mom is Christina Sousa of Pawtucket Credit Union

  • Mason Keene
    Mason Keene

    Appoquinimink High School (DE)
    Mason’s mom is Terri Keene of edU Federal Credit Union

  • Chris MacLean
    Chris MacLean

    Full Sail University (FL)
    Chris’ mom is Donna MacLean of Direct Federal Credit Union

  • Johnathan Stodolski
    Johnathan Stodolski

    Bedford High School (NH)
    Jon’s mom is Liz Stodolski of St. Mary’s Bank

  • Allison Files
    Allison Files

    Spaulding High School (NH)
    Allison’s mom is Melissa Files of Holy Rosary Credit Union

  • Katherine Auger
    Katherine Auger

    University of New Hampshire (NH)
    Katherine’s mom is Debbie Auger of Northeast Credit Union

  • Joseph ‘Joey” Auger
    Joseph ‘Joey” Auger

    Knox College (IL)
    Joey’s mom is Debbie Auger of Northeast Credit Union

  • Roisin O’Keeffe
    Roisin O’Keeffe

    Westwood High School (MA)
    Roisin’s mom is Maureen O’Keeffe of Direct Federal Credit Union

  • Jack Lindsey
    Jack Lindsey

    University of Massachusetts, Lowell (MA)
    Jack is a teller at Tewksbury Federal Credit Union

  • Amanda Escobar
    Amanda Escobar

    Bay Path University (MA)
    Amanda is a collector at MassMutual Credit Union

  • Daniel Marble
    Daniel Marble

    Worcester Technical High School (MA)
    Daniel’s mom is Jennifer Marble of Homefield Credit Union

  • Timothy Picard
    Timothy Picard

    Lowell Catholic High School (MA)
    Timothy’s dad is Dan Picard of Hanscom Federal Credit Union

  • Grace Barta
    Grace Barta

    Toll Gate High School (RI)
    Grace’s dad is Paul Barta of Pawtucket Credit Union

  • Mariah Means-Waldorf
    Mariah Means-Waldorf

    Park View Middle School (RI)
    Mariah’s dad is Bartley Means of Pawtucket Credit Union

  • Konthea The
    Konthea The

    Community College of Rhode Island
    Konthea works full-time in the Loan Servicing Department at Pawtucket Credit Union

  • Alexander Morin
    Alexander Morin

    Mount Greylock Regional High School (MA)
    Alex’s mom is Melissa Morin of the Credit Union of the Berkshires

  • Julia Canario
    Julia Canario

    Immaculate Conception School (MA)
    Julia’s mom is Clarinda Canario of New England Teamsters Federal Credit Union

  • Marshall Charles Reese II
    Marshall Charles Reese II

    McCann Technical School (MA)
    Marshall’s mom is Amy Reese of the Credit Union of the Berkshires

  • Angelina Kelliher
    Angelina Kelliher

    Rising Tide Charter Public School (MA)
    Angelina’s mom is Robyn Kelliher of PCT Federal Credit Union

  • Jillian Cabral
    Jillian Cabral

    Bridgewater State University (MA)
    Jillian’s mom is Natalie Cabral of Pawtucket Credit Union

  • Austin Cabral
    Austin Cabral

    Community College of Rhode Island (RI)
    Austin’s mom is Natalie Cabral of Pawtucket Credit Union

  • Nicole Bowen
    Nicole Bowen

    Southern New Hampshire University (NH)
    Nicole works at Pawtucket Credit Union’s North Kingstown branch

  • Emma Gosselin
    Emma Gosselin

    Worcester State University (MA)
    Emma’s mom is Gratia Gosselin of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

  • Xavier Martinez
    Xavier Martinez

    Everett High School (MA)
    Xavier’s mom is Christine Downey of Members Plus Credit Union

  • Aaron Justin “AJ” Guerrier
    Aaron Justin “AJ” Guerrier

    Centre College (KY)
    AJ’s mom is Carline Olivier-Guerrier of Harvard University Employees Credit Union

  • Jay Delano
    Jay Delano

    Londonderry High School (NH)
    Jay’s mom is Kristina Delano of Bellwether Community Credit Union

  • Marc Velez II
    Marc Velez II

    Amesbury High School (MA)
    Marc's dad is Marc Velez of Holy Rosary Credit Union