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Michael Giuffrida ’08, M.S. ’13

Michael Giuffrida ’08, M.S. ’13, was promoted to coordinator of community planning and services at the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless. Michael is a frequent guest speaker at the College, an alumni mentor and an alumni ambassador.

Laura Marques ’02

The Child Care Council of Suffolk Inc. has welcomed Laura Marques ’02 to its board of directors. Laura is a certified public accountant and director at the Fuoco Group LLP.

Kara Parker ’02 and Keith Houghtaling ’10

Kara Parker ’02 and Keith Houghtaling ’10 were married on July 2, 2014.

John O’Keefe ’07, E.M.B.A. ’08

John O’Keefe ’07, E.M.B.A. ’08, was appointed as assistant superintendent for business and operations in the West Hempstead Union Free School District, effective July 17, 2014. He was previously the school business administrator for the Sag Harbor UFSD. O’Keefe also holds an Master of Education and an advanced certificate in school district business leadership from LIU Post.

Alison Raffetto ’07

Alison Raffetto ’07 was promoted to sales and service manager of the Williston Park, New York, branch of TD Bank. She is responsible for new business development, consumer and business lending, managing personnel and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the branch.

Christina Traverson Mace ’06

06-05-14 Christina Traverson MaceChristina Traverson Mace ’06 and her husband, Daniel Mace ’03, welcomed their first child, Julia Anne Mace, in July 2013. Christina took a year off from work to spend time with her daughter, and it has been one of the best years of her life. She recently received a professional teaching certificate to work with students with speech and language disabilities, and continues to take classes to keep herself up to date in the field of speech language pathology.