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Over 720 To Receive Quincy College Degrees, Certificates Saturday

Daniel M. O’Neill, a former U.S. Army captain and Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award winner, will be the keynote speaker at the Quincy College commencement Saturday, May 30 at 1 p.m. at the South Shore Music Circus, Cohasset.

Daniel O'Neill

Daniel O’Neill

O’Neill, who is also an author, currently serves as president and CEO of Advanced Data Risk Management. Over 720 students will receive associate degrees in arts (AA) or sciences (AS), or certificates from the College.

Also speaking will be students Sofya Gray, Carla Monteiro and Claudia Uppendahl who will address their fellow graduates.

The Mace Bearer will be Quincy College President’s Award for Faculty of the Year recipient, Carol Pepoli, A.L.M.

“At Quincy College we are focused on teaching and learning, one student at time,” said Peter H. Tsaffaras, J.D., president of Quincy College. “As such, we are pleased that we have played a part in the success our graduates have had to date and are confident that they have been prepared for the challenges and opportunities that await them in the future.”

Commencement speaker O’Neill has 20 years of security consulting experience dedicated to managing risk and protecting the lives of others during emergency situations. In 2001, he founded and served as the Chairman, President and CEO of Applied Risk Management (ARM) where he led security engagements for clients throughout the world including Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East. Notable clients included Logan Airport, Harvard University, MIT, the Empire State Building, U.S. Embassies around the world, Level 4 biosafety laboratories capable of housing the Ebola virus and worldwide military bases. He successfully sold ARM in 2011, and subsequently started a new company called Advanced Data Risk Management (ADRM).

O’Neill is the author of two books on campus security: The Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment and Management Teams (2008) and Security Design for Sustainable Buildings and Campuses (2009). He was also the primary author of a report for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, entitled “Campus Violence Prevention and Response, Best Practices for MA Higher Education.” These publications have been read by over 40,000 people and have been credited with saving countless lives.

O’Neill was a Captain in the U.S. Army. He was an Honor Graduate of Army Ranger School – one of the toughest military schools in the world. O’Neill was also a recipient of the Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award which is awarded to the top 1% of Captains in the entire U.S. Army.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Northeastern University and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Mr. O’Neill has been married to his wife Cara for 24 years and has two daughters, Lauren and Allison, who are both in college.

The Quincy College mace is carried each year by the recipient of the President’s Award for Faculty of the Year. Professor Carol Pepoli received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Suffolk University, where she was awarded the Rosalie L. Warren Prize in English.  She received the Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) degree with a concentration in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University Extension School.  Ms. Pepoli also served as a teaching assistant and course assistant at the School.  Her experience includes teaching at Massachusetts College of Art, MassBay Community College at Wellesley, and Bay State College.

This commencement completes her fifth academic year of teaching as an Instructor in Liberal Arts at Quincy College with specialization in developmental English.  She teaches basic composition, as well as courses in non-fiction writing and creative writing.  Professor Pepoli is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English and the Modern Language Association.  She was the recipient of the President’s Award for Faculty of the Year in 2014.

 

The South Shore Music Circus is located at 130 Sohier Street in Cohasset, MA.

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Saxon Bresnahan Hurls 2nd Perfect Game, 4th No-Hitter

Quincy senior Saxon Bresnahan pitched her second perfect game and fourth no-hitter of the season as the Presidents shutout Scituate 3-0 Wednesday at Mitchell-McCoy Field. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Quincy senior Saxon Bresnahan pitched her second perfect game and fourth no-hitter of the season as the Presidents shutout Scituate 3-0 Wednesday at Mitchell-McCoy Field. Quincy Sun Photo/Robert Bosworth

Senior Saxon Bresnahan pitched her second perfect game and her fourth no-hitter of the season to lead tourney-bound Quincy to a 3-0 win over Scituate in a Patriot League game on Senior Night Wednesday at Mitchell-McCoy Field.

Bresnahan, who threw mainly risers and fastballs, struck out 17. At one point she struck out eight in a row and 11 of`12 batters.

Earlier this year, she pitched a perfect game against Duxbury in which she struck out all 21 batters she faced. She also threw no-hitters at Plymouth North and Duxbury. In her junior year, Bresnahan no-hit Pembroke.

Senior catcher Angelina Avitabile played another flawless game behind the plate and made fine catches on two shallow popups. First baseman Emily Van Tassell made the play of the game, tracking down a popup in foul territory and making a back-to-the-plate grab for the second out in the seventh inning.

Bresnahan fielded a soft line drive from the leadoff hitter in the first inning. Everything else was a strikeout.

Quincy (16-3) scored one in the third and two in the fourth. Madison Davis had a single and an RBI. Sam McMahon drove in a run. Alicia Walker, Emma Kelly and Dana Varmahmoodi each had a single and a run scored.

Saxon Bresnahan dominated Scituate as the Quincy softball sensation struck out 17 Sailors enroute to her second perfect game and fourth no-hitter of the season Wednesday. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

Saxon Bresnahan dominated Scituate as the Quincy softball sensation struck out 17 Sailors enroute to her second perfect game and fourth no-hitter of the season Wednesday. Quincy Sun Photos/Robert Bosworth

Quincy catcher Angelina Avitabile played another flawless game behind the plate for the Presidents, including two fine catches on two shallow pop-ups.

Quincy catcher Angelina Avitabile played another flawless game behind the plate for the Presidents, including two fine catches on two shallow pop-ups.

Saxon Bresnahan high fives her battery mate, catcher Angelina Avitabile, after striking out the side in the 7th inning to complete her second perfect game and fourth no-hitter of the season.

Saxon Bresnahan high fives her battery mate, catcher Angelina Avitabile, after striking out a Scituate batter for the third out in the seventh inning to complete her second perfect game and fourth no-hitter of the season.

 

 

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Quincy Man Indicted For Murder In Barroom Attack

A Norfolk County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Germantown resident Paul J. Fahey, 42, on charges of murder, intimidation of a witness and carrying a dangerous weapon (an extendable baton) in the March 23 attack that cost Keith W. Boudreau his life several days later, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey.

Fahey, a Lind Street resident, was initially arraigned and pleaded not guilty to assault charges on April 1 before Boudreau succumbed to his injuries on April 3. Fahey pleaded not guilty to the murder charge in district court and has been held without bail.

Assistant District Attorney Craig Kowalski presented the evidence to the grand jury resulting in Wednesday’s indictment.

“We thank the Quincy Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police for their work investigating this incident and identifying a suspect,” Morrissey said in a statement.

The alleged attack, which prosecutors believe was entirely unprovoked, took place in the Home Ice Sports Bar at 35 Washington St. in Quincy Center on March 23.

The intimidation of a witness charge relates to statements Fahey is alleged to have made, subsequent to the attack, to another party present at the bar. The weapon charge relates to an item allegedly recovered from his vehicle.

Fahey will be arraigned in Superior Court. The date for that arraignment has yet to be determined, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

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Mosquito Sprayings Expected To Start In Quincy This Week

The Quincy Health Department has received notice from the Norfolk County Mosquito Control Project that early morning application (ULV) of the pesticide Duet (EPA Reg#1021-1795-8329), for the control of nuisance and/or disease carrying adult mosquitoes is scheduled to begin during the final week of May and will continue (weather permitting) throughout the summer months until late September.

Applications in Quincy will be made on THURSDAY evenings, weather permitting.

Not all areas of the City will be entirely treated on a given date.  Attempts will be made to treat as large an area as is deemed necessary and as weather permits.  THE FOGGING OPERATIONS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 PM. AND MIDNIGHT only if mosquito populations warrant an application.  If inclement weather occurs, (i.e., high winds, rain or low temperatures) or equipment fails, the application will be added to the next scheduled day.

Duet is applied in ultra low volume (ULV) sprayers at the rate of approximately one half ounce per acre of finished spray.  Duet is a combination of three ingredients, Sumithrin, Prallethrin (ETOC)  and Piperonyl ButoxideSumithrin is a synthetic pyrethroid which imitates the natural pesticides found in chrysanthemums.  Sumithrin breaks down rapidly in the environment and is expected to pose little risk to humans when used at low concentrations for mosquito control, according to the EPA.

For further information, contact the Norfolk County Mosquito Control Project via telephone at: (781) 762-3681, Monday – Friday 7:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M., or through the Project’s internet web site at: www.norfolkcountymosquito.org

Residents requesting ULV application can contact the Quincy Health Department by 10:00 AM  on Wednesday to request mosquito fogging.  Alternately, they can contact the NCMCP directly by phone or via the project’s website to request treatment.

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