Professor and Chair, EnglishInspired by LiteratureAnn Norton loves teaching Introduction to Literary Studies because it is not confined to a specific genre, time period, or country. "We look at poetry, novels and short stories formally as literary art rather than as representatives of people, periods, or places, so we can really take our time appreciating the beauty of classic works," she says. However, her specialty is the modern British novel. She is inspired by authors such as Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf and is one of the foremost scholars on the life and works of British writer Rebecca West. Her cultural interests are wide-ranging, and her enthusiasm is contagious. Current projects include studying contemporary Irish and Canadian authors.EnglishInternational Rebecca West Society Class of 2011, Major - BiochemistryIn the Lab and On CallAs a biochemistry major with plans of going to medical school, Amanda O'Donnell spends hours studying in the lab and tutoring her peers in biology and chemistry. You might also find her on stage rehearsing for a role in a college theater production. She is a member of the Anselmian Abbey Players, where she has appeared in musicals, Shakespeare comedies, and student-directed one-act plays. She also attends rugby games, political events, and other campus happenings as a member of the college rescue team. She is on call one night a week and one weekend a month, using her EMT skills to help anyone who is ill or injured. She hopes to specialize in pediatrics or newborn care-and continue acting, of course.Health ProfessionsAbbey Players Acting for Shakespeare’s birthday festival. O'Donnell in the Abbey Player's Family Weekend Show.Participating in the Road for Hope, she walked 130 miles for charity. O’Donnell with fellow rescue team members. Class of 2012. Major - Financial EconomicsA Mind for Math, a Taste for TravelQuan Tran figures as long as he's in the United States, he should see as much of it as possible. Tran, who is from Hanoi Vietnam, loves to travel, visiting large cities like Houston, Texas because he appreciates the entrepreneurial spirit. He has also traveled to California, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, D.C., and New York. Tran enjoys math, and his favorite classes so far are micro and macroeconomics with Professor John Romps. Upon attending Saint Anselm, Tran embraced his new environment, learning how to ski and ice skate as well as play football and hockey. The Boston Celtics have become his favorite American team. He is also secretary for the swim club, a participant in the chess club, and works in the dining hall. Just as his friends teach him about America, he shares with them his Vietnamese culture.Economics and BusinessMulticultural CenterClass of 2011. Major - Criminal JusticeA Student Leader With ConvictionFor Matt Shaw, it all began with Criminal Justice course, Theories and Practice of Punishment. After four years of criminal justice courses, it is still his favorite because of its focus on the philosophical and theoretical approaches to punishment. Now a senior, Shaw relies on what he learned there as he looks to the future. This spring, he will intern in the investigative unit of the U.S. Probation Office in Concord, N.H. There he will attend court hearings, write reports, and conduct interviews. After graduation, he wants to work at a federal law enforcement agency such as the Immigration Customs Enforcement. Shaw believes that college is what you make of it, and he lives this conviction daily as vice president of the Student Government Association, a Spring Break Alternative leader, chair of freshman orientation, and a regular on intramural teams.Criminal JusticeShaw and friends at the 2010 annual Holiday FairShaw has been an orientation leader the last two yearsShaw with friends and Fr. Mathias at the SGA Inauguration ceremonyClass of 2011, Major - BusinessBalancing it AllChris Powers doesn't get much sleep these days but says he wouldn't give up any of his activities for more snooze time. As a cross-country runner, Spring Break Alternative (SBA) participant, and Eucharistic minister, Powers balances his academics, athletic schedule, and campus life around his duties as a resident assistant in Dominic. Working in the Office of Student Activities, Powers coordinated Outer Limits, a program for students to do outdoor activities like hiking or ziplining. Powers says his time on campus has renewed his faith and inspired him to lead and serve. He is a lector and altar server at the student mass on Sunday and Wednesday nights. He also carried his beliefs into his passion for running. Powers and teammate Jessica Marzik '10, started a running prayer group, Campus Renew, which incorporates meditating and prayer with running.Cross Country TeamHonors ProgramCampus LifeCampus MinistrySpring Break AlternativePowers and friends in Boston, Mass. Christmas dinner in Davison. Powers playing intramural hockey. Powers met Mitt Romney in March. Powers SBA group in Manchester. Ziplining at Bretton Woods. Powers runs varsity cross-country. Professor and Chair, ClassicsHistory on TVAnyone who thinks study of the ancient world is dull hasn't seen David George on the History Channel, where he and other classics faculty can be seen explaining the tactics of epic battles and the habits of vanished civilizations. While those programs bring history alive through video and computer animation, George and his students also dig for history near Orvieto, Italy, where he is the director of the college's archaeological site. Students spend six weeks each summer using trowels and brushes to unearth coins, pottery, masonry and other relics from what was likely a sacred site that dates back to the Etruscans in 800 B.C.Classics DepartmentOrvieto, Italy Dig SiteHistory Channel300 Blog postStudents Dig For HistoryDavid George teaches Ancient Law and Introduction to ArchaeologyProfessor of Psychology, Director of New Hampshire Institute of Politics Research CenterA Fascination with Behavior and PoliticsElizabeth Ossoff mixes a passion for psychology with a fascination for politics and an interest in gender issues. She is quoted widely in the news media as an expert on voter behavior, but her career is really about the student experience. Among the topics she and her students have investigated is late night TV comedians' influence on the impressions young people develop of presidential candidates. (The influence is significant, as it turns out.) She also exposes young women to the possibilities of political, civic and business leadership through NEW Leadership New England, the annual summer institute she brought to campus for undergraduate women region wide.PsychologyNEW Leadership New EnglandClass of 2001, Major - BiologyPublic Health Beyond the ClinicElon Joffre came to Saint Anselm College from a Benedictine high school in Nassau, Bahamas. He soon built strong friendships and found a mentor in one of the biology professors. A local dentist provided an internship experience, and he moved to Boston after graduation to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Joffre has always wanted to use his skills to help underserved populations. While at Tufts, he worked at a community health center through the school's clinical practice program. He continued to volunteer while completing a general practice residency at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital. He then returned to Tufts for his orthodontic residency. He is pursuing a master's degree in public health at Harvard, focusing on minority health policy.Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Harvard School of Public HealthClass of 2010, Major - BiologyStudent Cycles for a CureIn his first semester at Saint Anselm, Kevin McIntyre's sister was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. While the diagnosis was difficult, Kevin used the experience to focus on the bigger picture and take action in the fight against cancer. The biology major became a bone marrow donor for his sister, and joined his family in biking the Pan Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer research. He participated again last summer, raising more than $6,000 two years. McIntyre's experience inspired him to bring his love of cycling into the classroom, working with professor Peter Larson in a directed research project. McIntyre wants to measure the relationship between cycling mechanics and body core stability by analyzing pedal types. Now as a recent graduate of Saint Anselm, McIntyre is interested in applying to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps for the fall and eventually attending graduate school.Pan Mass ChallengeMcIntyre says his family inspires him.McIntyre was a bone marrow donor for his sister. McIntyre volunteered in Appalachia with the spring break alternative (SBA) program. An avid outdoorsman, McIntyre likes to spend spare time sailing. McIntyre and Justin Hall ’10 cycled the Pan Mass Challenge in 2009. Class of 2011, Major - PoliticsPolitics in PracticeAshley Pratte sees the connection between government, public policy, and serving disadvantaged populations. As a volunteer, she experiences that intersection in real life by teaching English for New Americans to immigrant families in Manchester. Pratte's political engagement and service cross into her studies in the communications certificate program. She works with politics professor Jennifer Lucas on research related to women, politics, and the media. She is also a Spring Break Alternative leader and an ambassador at the NHIOP Pratte wants to be part of policy solutions that government can provide its citizens. President of her class since 2008, she was recently elected president of the student government association. Someday, after studying law or earning a master's in public policy, she might mount her own campaign for office.Meelia CenterPratte with Matt Shaw ’10 VP of SGA.Pratte met President Obama during the CNN debates in 2007. Pratte and SAC Students with Katie Couric during the NH Primary.Pratte attended a leadership conference at West Point.Pratte with a friend during a snowy night on campus. Pratte and friends at a Hawks football game.Pratt during an SBA trip to Washington, D.C. Class of 2011. Major - Economics and BusinessFrom Stone Mountain to the HilltopMarcel Bouie finds every way he can to combine his love of sports with his major in economics and business. He completed a summer internship at CBS Sports in the tape and archives department. In his senior year, he is an intern in the public relations department of the Manchester Monarchs AHL hockey team. He was a two-sport varsity athlete as a junior, playing football and wearing the #23 Hawks basketball jersey. Because of his internship schedule, he now satisfies his love of basketball by calling play-by-play and doing commentary for the men's and women's games. Co-captain of the football team in his senior year, Bouie was offensive MVP and was selected to play in the All-American Bowl in Puerto Rico. The Georgia native is also a music lover and rap singer, and started a campus group that produces mix tapes and other musical experiences.
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Marcel and his teammates at one of the Meelia Center's fundraisersAs a wide receiver, Marcel caught 45 passes for 578 yards and 4 touchdowns While interning at CBS Sports and living in NYC, Marcel attended David Letterman's Late ShowMarcel with Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony RomoVisiting the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Marcel saw the Superbowl TrophyMarcel with friends at a Christmas Party
Class of 1998, Major - PoliticsAddress: The WorldAs a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, Lilly Wahl-Tuco combines her interest in politics, her international background, and her aptitude for languages. After earning a master's degree, she accepted a two-year post in Paris, France. Her next assignment took her to the Republic of Macedonia, one of her top choices. She was familiar with the Balkan region from working at a refugee center near the college and spending a summer in Sarajevo as a research fellow studying international and intercultural management. Living in the capital city of Skopje, she works at the U.S. Embassy representing her country and assisting American citizens abroad.2007 Podcast Interview from Paris (MP3)U.S. Department of StateTaking a weekend stroll through Paris’ Jardin du Luxembourg in the Left BankJuly 4th celebrationFellow diplomats assisting with the July 4th celebration at our U.S. Ambassador’s residenceActress Kristin Scott Thomas picking up her U.S. Visa issued to herGiving a lecture in French on U.S. immigration to a local high school classLilly with her husband Haris at Matka Canyon near Skopje, MacedoniaAssisting Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte at the ribbon-cutting of the new Consular section at the U.S. Embassy in ParisLilly's first job after college was as a refugee caseworker at the International Institute of New Hampshire in Manchester where her journey in international affairs beganAs staff aide to the ambassador Lilly assisted Secretary Rice with her visit to Paris for the Afghan Donor’s Conference in June 2008Lilly and her husband Haris and her favorite French village on the way to LyonGiving a tour of the Ambassador’s residence to Tommy Lee Jones and his wife DawnClass of 1983, Major - NursingBattling Deadly DiseasesCaptain Monique Petrofsky's nursing career has taken her from a small Vermont town to the American southwest, the West African desert, and cities in Asia. Her latest job with the commissioned corps of the United States Public Health Service is in Anchorage, Alaska. Petrofsky's first USPHS assignment was with the Indian Health Services on an Arizona reservation, where she went to fulfill her commitment for funding her Saint Anselm education. Later, she earned a master's degree in public health at Johns Hopkins University. Her global course was set in 1994, when she was sent to a refugee camp in Zaire because of her fluency in French. She spent many years battling deadly disease in Africa. Partly as a result of her efforts, guinea worm disease has been eradicated in Nigeria and is close to being conquered in several other countries.NursingCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAssociate Professor, PhilosophyThe Examined Life of a PhilosopherEver since he can remember, Max Latona was interested in all things fundamental-where do we come from? Is there a god? Where do we go after we die? After his first college philosophy class, he was destined to become a philosopher. "Socrates said, 'An unexamined life is not worth living,' and I wanted a life worth living," he says. An expert in ancient Greek philosophy, and a student of Indian philosophy, ethics, and phenomenology, Latona says becoming a teacher was a natural outgrowth of his own curiosity and his desire to share knowledge and discovery with other people. His favorite class is ancient philosophy. He co-hosts The Socrates Exchange on New Hampshire Public Radio, created a philosophy faculty exchange program with Radboud University in the Netherlands, and co-founded Inti Soccer Academy, an athletic/academic program for inner city Manchester refugee and immigrant youthRadboud University, Nijmegen, NetherlandsSocrates ExchangeBoston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy (BACAP)http://www.intisoccer.orgAssistant Professor, Fine ArtsPainting and PoliticsOn a Fulbright Fellowship in Botswana, Kimberly Kersey Asbury had planned to paint landscapes in the remote salt pans of Makgadikgadi. Instead, she began teaching secondary school students, a decision that changed her career and her life. In addition to being an exhibiting artist, she now teaches painting, drawing, mixed media, and visual communications. Like many of her faculty colleagues, Kersey Asbury offers service learning options, which emphasize community engagement as a way to meet learning goals while benefiting local organizations. Kersey Asbury also teaches a humanities seminar and participates in civic engagement programs at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.Fine ArtsNew Hampshire Institute of PoliticsFulbrightClass of 2011, Major - HistorySpain for a SemesterFor Rachael Paskievich, studying abroad in Spain was "lo mas bueno" (the very best). Paskievich spent her fall 2009 semester in Seville where she lived with a host family, immersing herself in Spanish culture. Her classes while abroad included the European Union and a contemporary cinema class. By the end of her trip she was unconsciously speaking and writing in Spanish. While in Europe, Paskievich traveled throughout Spain, Germany, France, the Czech Republic, and Portugal visiting famous cities and historic sites. Prague's rich history and stunning Christmas decorations stole Paskievich's heart, becoming her favorite metropolis. Back on the hilltop, she is busy with intramurals, volunteering, and running her first marathon. In March she was elected president of her class. Earning a certificate in Spanish and completing the education program, Paskievich hopes to one day teach high school history.Her Blog Paskievich at La Alhambra. Autumn in Paris. Paskievich at her inauguration ceremony. Paskievich in Gibraltar. Prague was her favorite city. Paskievich at the Relay for Life 2010. Paskievich at the Relay for Life 2010.She went to Mississippi on Spring Break Alternative. Paskievich in Toledo. Class of 1994, Major - BiochemistryTeaching Tomorrow's DoctorsWhile working in the lab with Professor Robert Vallari, Rodney Camire became interested in the proteins and enzymes involved in blood clotting. After graduating with a degree in biochemistry, he went on to complete a Ph.D. in record time (under four years) at the University of Vermont School of Medicine. Now a tenured faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, he continues his award-winning research and teaches the doctors and medical researchers of tomorrow. Tens of thousands of people around the world who suffer from inherited blood disorders benefit from Camire's work. In 2009, he received the Saint Anselm Alumni Association's 2009 Academic Achievement Award.The Children’s Hospital of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Vermont School of Medicine Class of 2011. Major - PoliticsPolitical Junkie for LifeFor William Tyler Thompson, elections aren't just about making it to the polls to vote. Thompson first got involved in politics in high school by working on a reelection campaign for an Ohio state representative. Since then, he has attended the Republican National Convention as a page and interned for former Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta, who he is currently helping in a run for the first congressional district. Thompson is also a student ambassador at the college's New Hampshire Institute of Politics, a member of the Mock Trial Club, and a discussion editor for the new student newspaper The HillTop. In the future, Thompson hopes to go into campaign management or city administration.

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Class of 2012. Major -International RelationsInternational Traveler Interested in International LawMarissa Serafino has been to Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice, and Verona), Germany (Munich and Frankfurt), and France (Paris), but she says she hasn't seen enough. Next, she would like to go to Greece. Serafino is an international traveler and international relations major. She is also in the Asian studies certificate program and is studying Chinese. She hopes her experiences at home and abroad will help her practice international law in the future. This summer, Serafino will be taking a break from international travel, something she laments. The upside is she will be interning for U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen. On campus, Serafino is a student ambassador at the college's New Hampshire Institute of Politics, a class senator, a member of the Women's Ice Hockey team, and a member of several student organizations, including the Society of Saint Elizabeth Seton and the Mock Trial Club.Clubs A - ZClubs A - ZAthleticsAssistant Professor, PoliticsWomen and PoliticsHave you ever wondered if the news media pays too much attention to female politicians' clothing or if Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton get a bad rap because they are women? Politics professor Jennifer Lucas loves discussing these kinds of issues and views. Her interest in women and politics has led her to research the communication styles of women in congress as well as the links between the media, gender, and negative political campaigning. Her interests have also become a personal mission to prepare young women for leadership. With professor Elizabeth Ossoff, Lucas runs NEW Leadership New England, a summer training program designed to educate and empower undergraduate women. When she's not talking politics, Lucas likes to bike and cheer on her alma mater's basketball team.PoliticsNEW Leadership New EnglandNH Politics and Civic LifeLucas with fellow faculty members, Michael Dupre and Elizabeth OssoffAn expert in American politics, Lucas loves to teach a course on the New Hampshire PrimaryLucas' political commentary was sought after during presidential debates hosted on campusAs part of the NEW Leadership program, Lucas took her students to the State House