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Joseph Metelski, E'61, of Bedminster, NJ, retired from AT&T Submarine Systems in 1994 after 34 years, having spent time at sea as the Engineer-in-Charge. Joseph was elected Mayor of Bedminster, NJ in 1995 and retired from elective office in 2003. He has lived in the same home since 1973, now shared with two rescue dogs.


Ron Donnelly, DMSB'60, was recently honored for 20 years of volunteer service, building homes for Habitat for Humanity (Sarasota, Florida).

James McDonough, DMSB'60, wrote and published a book that introduces children to the unusual behavior of people afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. He wrote it to help his grandchildren connect with his wife, Carol, who suffers from Alzheimer's. The illustrations were completed by his daughter Beth Bonham, making this truly a family project. The book is titled "The Urban Life of Barney Buzzard: An Alzheimer's Tale," and is available on Amazon. James donates all proceeds from the book to the ALZ Association for care, support, and research.


Alan Kaul, PAH'70, MS'76, was appointed to the Scientific Steering Committee of the new national COVID-19 Research Database, a cross-industry collaboration. The COVID-19 research database is a collection of data sets made freely available to public health and policy researchers to extract insights for combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Until now, researchers and policy-makers seeking to answer questions about the pandemic could only do research on fragmented data sets (such as the data set from a particular hospital), or to conduct long, prospective clinical trials, which makes it difficult to rapidly answer questions about the epidemiology and treatment of the disease, but with this database they have access to all kinds of pandemic-related data to rapidly conduct studies at a larger scale.


Arthur Lubow, LA'72, spent a long and fulfilling career running his own advertising agency, and recently transitioned to his next chapter: writing picture books for parents and children. Arthur's book, "The Boy and the Boy King," was published by American University in Cairo Press on December 1, 2020. He continues to write books in the hopes of inspiring children to explore peace in the world.


Philip Czochanski, AS'85, of Old Bridge, NJ, has retired from Air Canada after 31 years of service.


Brian Cutler, BHS'90, was announced as the new CEO of Loureiro, a full-service engineering and construction company. Brian started with Loureiro while on co-op, and has spent the last 30 years of his career moving up the ladder.


Ethan LaRochelle, E'09, is co-founder and CEO of QUEL Imagining which was recently awarded a Phase I SBIR grant to develop tools for fluorescence guided surgery. During his time at Northeastern, Ethan was president of Engineers Without Borders (06-08) and a recipient of the 2009 Compass Award. After working in industry he returned to academics in 2015 to pursue a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Dartmouth College. During his PhD Ethan was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.


Catherine Rymsha, EdD'14, recently published her first book, titled, "The Leadership Decision." Catherine is currently a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where she teaches courses on leadership. Her book uses real-life stories, research, and practices to show ways in which anyone can become a leader.


Kasey Pak, DMSB'21, started a new Instagram project called My Eye My Story. The goal is to feature individual stories of success, failure, aha moments, epiphany, first love, childhood memories, passions, achievements, and personal journeys. She started this page to signify the importance of human connection and shared experiences and hopes people will find strength, inspiration, and empowerment through the page. Visit the @myeyemystory Instagram account to submit your story! All submissions—funny or heavy—are welcome.