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Dean William Grogan 

All of us know Dean William Robert Grogan. 
He has served WPI as a student, a professor, 
and a dean for nearly four decades. The list of 
his accomplishments, while at WPI, is indeed 
long and impressive. Perhaps anyone who 
dedicates his entire adult life to the education 
of youth could claim the same. 

Certainly most schools, businesses, and other 
institutions have one or two loyal people who 
have given exceptional service. In this respect, 
WPI has been very lucky. Students, faculty, and 
alumni have all taken active roles to develop 
WPI and educate its students. However, few 
have committed the time and energy of Dean 
Grogan. He has accrued scientific and service 
awards illustrating his extraordinary devotion to 
his profession and his school. He is a former 
national president of the brotherhood of Phi 
Kappa Theta. But perhaps most important of 
all, he was the single most influential person 
during the implementation of the Plan, and he 
has dynamically led a constant effort to retain 
the quality of the Plan ever since, including 
recommendations this past year to upgrade 
the Plan. His work has had such results that 
this very school is a tribute to him and his 
colleagues who set the Plan in motion. 

A good fifty years from now. Dean William 
Grogan will have faded into the relative 
obscurity of a Ralph Earle or an M. Lawrence 
Price, remembered perhaps only by a plaque 
on a wall or by a faint smile of a student's 
recollection. However, right now we have the 
opportunity to thank him for the time and 
devotion he has given to this school. With 
greatest admiration and love, this yearbook is 
dedicated to him, 

2 • Dedication 

Student Life.14 






Class of '83.196 

Table of Contents • 3 

4 • Opening 

Opening • 5 

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12 • Opening 

Trick or Treat? 

At Tech, Halloween was not sleepy 

In fact it seemed rather creepy 

Goblins and ghouls 

Infested the school 

Some of them looked a bit gweepy 

Halloween went over well 
By the costumes it was easy to tell 
The parties were great 
Some went a bit late 

And witches staggered the streets till they fell 


Student Life • 17 

That’s Entertainment? 

Fiji Island, Phi Sig's Slimey Dimey, ACR's Mug Nite, KAP's Toga 
Party, ATO's Cocktail Party, Sig Ep's Pajama Parties, TKE's 
Sewer Party, SAE's Initiation Party, Sig Pi's Grafitti Party, Zeta 
Psi's Founder's Day, Theta Chi's Crockett Bash . . . 

Fraternity party. The two common words cause a variety of 
reactions in people: a severe loss of color in the face of a 
freshman's mother, a wide grin on the face of a freshman, a worn 
half smile on the face of a senior, another gray hair and increased 
blood pressure in the Student Affairs office, a flaring of nostrils 
and clenching of teeth in an area resident, and a twinkle in the eye 
of an alumnus. 

This year fraternity parties evoked another reaction from the 
Office of Student Affairs. A number of new guidlines were 

established to help control this aspect of WPI social life. The 
guidelines limited the number of parties each night and required 
registration of all open parties. New rules also specified that an of 
duty police officer and a liquor license be obtained for each party. 
The most controversial requirements were a 2:00 am closing and 
party poster censoring. These new rules dampened many spirits, 
but fraternity parties continued to be the major source of 
entertainment on campus despite the new guidelines. 

Fraternity parties went on complete with unforgettable beer 
flooded floors, slow moving crowds, foosball, beer, rock bands, 
drinking games, beer, togas, party posters, beer, bathroom lines, 
pick-up lines, and of course, beer. 

18 • Student Life 

Fraternity Parties 

Student Lite • 19 

Twas The Week Before 


'Twas the week before Christmas, 

And all across Tech, 

Not a creature was stirring, 

But most students were wrecked! 
Though projects were pressing, 

And course work was tough, 

It was blown off for a while, 

Enough was enough! 

Invitations were abundant, 

Plans for parties were big, 

Rumors of blowouts: 

ATO —KAP, PhiSigSig. 

Techies in chiffon, 

Gweeps in jackets and ties, 

Formal parties aplenty, 

They came as little surprise. 

The parties were festive; 

Lasted 'till the wee hours you know, 
New chapters were written 
in "Love Under the Mistletoe". 

Many truly believe that 
While staggering home those nights, 
They saw eight swift reindeer 
And a fat, drunk man in flight. 

At the end of the season, 

The streamers came down with a sigh. 
Empty bottles and cans collected, 
Another Christmas at WPI. 

Christmas Parties 

Student Life • 21 

A Typical Techie Day 


Dear Diary, 

Today was another typical day at WPI. Here are some of the 
scintillating highlights: 

— Daka was in full swing when I got up, this meant another cold 

— late for calc. . .again 

— I think I failed the calc test. I gave up after the first question 

. . . “find a vector orthogonal to . . . " I should have taken a 
Greek test instead. 

— Hamburgers for lunch for the 25th day in a row. At least 
Daka is creative, no two of those burgers tasted the same. 

— Quantum mechanics has me lost. Today I learned I could fit a 
10 meter pole in a 15 meter garage by running 200 million 
meters per second. I still don't know what happens when I 
reach the back wall. 

— Finally I got time on the MV8000, and it crashed. The lab 
monitors said they couldn't bring it back up until 3 white mice 
could be sacrificed to it. 

— After finding out that supper was the famous Poo-Poo 
platter, I went out to the “B" for pizza. 

— I got another green envelope sent out by the Dean of Forms 
and Letters, using an alias of course. 

— Another floor meeting tonight. 

Topic: How to get more than 5 girls to come to the 
next floor party. 

— Debugged my program, and finished my homework till 1 
AM. ~ 

— I can hear the radios blaring, so it must be time for bed. 

Dorm Life 

22 • Student Life 


The Good Life 

Scattered around WPI are all those familiar three story 
tenement-like houses. They would go rather unnoticed if it were 
not for the fact that those and similar houses provide a great deal 
of the housing for WPI students . . . for what it is worth. As 
students mature (and discover that the Office of Residential Life 
wants nothing to do with them) these houses seem to be the 
answer to a prayer. Through the splinter-edged door and up the 
creaky steps lies an apartment which offers the best of two worlds. 

Once living in the apartment the student enjoys the free time of 
academia and the freedom of living on his own. Luxuries such as 
having parties, spending a day on the front lawn (doubling as a 
beach), or just relaxing with a friend become everyday occurances. 

Other advantages soon become apparent. In the newfound digs, 
students get to pay bills: electricity, gas, hot water, phone, food, 
transportation, and rent. They get to join the never-ending battle 
against cockroaches and other tiny friends that visit cookie 


cupboards. A select few are lucky enough to live underneath 
someone whose favorite pastime is playing Pink Floyd at 3:00 am 
or have a phanthom landlord who enters the twilight zone every 
time the toilet backs up. 

Everyone learns to appreciate mom. Shopping, washing dishes, 
and cleaning the bathroom soon replace studying, afternoons on 
the Quad, and fraternity parties. Macaroni and cheese, tuna fish, 
peanut butter and jelly, pizza, and spaghetti take the place of beef, 
vegetables, and various other foods that are supposed to be good 
for you. 

Apartment living helps prepare the student for the real world 
that awaits after graduation ... if he still wants any part of it. 

Apartment Life 

24 • Student Life 



Tech’s 24 Hour Work Force 

As Monday morning dawns at Tech, 
weary WACCC workers trudge to bed. 

The faithful few of Daka's morning crew, 
stumble out of bed instead. 

As another day begins, over 1000 Techies know 
where, for financial survival they must go. 

There are lots of jobs around this school, 
including the saving of lives at our pool. 

There are books to be shelved, towels to fold, 
candy and other essentials to be sold. 

And with all the calculus and science we take, 
you would be surprised what good secretaries engineers make! 

Typewriters fly, and telephones ring, 
but the skilled Techie can handle anything. 

There are mailboxes to be stuffed, tours to be held, 
papers to be corrected and circuit boards to weld. 

All day long the work goes on and on, 
even through the night with SNaPpers till dawn. 

For there's more to school than pizza and books 
as everyone knows, 

There are jobs to be done as Tech's work-study 
force clearly shows. 

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Intra Sweat 

What is more distracting than a Tuesday night Slimey Dimey, 
draws a crowd to rival happy hour in the pub and gets Alumni Gym 
rowdier than a wrestling match? Intramural Sports. Hundreds of 
students participate in the eight intramural competitions which 
take place each year under the direction of coach Mel Massuco. 
The competition for the prized Intramural Cup is heated and its 
honor is sought after by fraternities and independents. 

The *83 intramural year began with a football season which was 
cut short unexpectedly. Two divisions were formed and 136 games 
were played. PARS defeated SAE to win the Division I title and the 
Budmen beat Sig Pi in the Division II finals. Basketball followed 
during B term with three divisions and 44 teams. Lamda Chi, Sig 
Ep, and ALBOE won their respective divisions. The wrestling meet 
found ATO victorious over Sig Ep by just two points. 

A new competition, floor hockey was added this year. The 
addition was very successful and Lambda Chi beat KRAP for the 
title. The Grease also won the swimming meet by a large margin. 
As usual, the spring contests decided a close battle for the cup. Fiji 
won the track meet and then defeated SAE in the softball finals to 
capture the honors. SAE was second in the points race followed by 
Lamda Chi. 

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Intramural Sports 

Student Life • 29 


Happy Hour. . . pinhead . . . Donkey Kong . . . darts 
tournament. . . free potato chips . . . Pub Council . . . Tuna's 
hangout. . . Superbowl . . . buy your professor a beer-brownie 
points . . . Goat's Head . . . Miller Night. . . Crockett. . . 
Omega House Initiations . . . Heineken on tap . . . free 
pretzels . . . Management Christmas Party . . . cheap grinders 
(salmonella). . . SAE-dart champions . . . the "20" stamp . 

M A S*H Bash ... 83 days . . . Tau Beta Pi Dance Marathon 
. . . DLQ . . . first semi-formal . . . rejection of rejection night 
. . . coke-no ice . . . Preston Porter Band . . . The Bull Moose 
Club ... no one under 20 allowed . . . tip the cup . . . Pub 
Managers . . . 40# drafts . . . ATO's "Eatin'for Epilepsy" 
Pancake Eating Contest. . . Ollie and his Coke . . . Sheraton 
Yankee Drummer. . . Zippy . . . 

The Pub 

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Head Coach Bob Weiss instructs a replacement 
before sending him in to the game. 

So began W.P.I.'s 1982 football 
campaign. Gone to graduation were 
Bob Montagna, Chalmers Brothers, and 
John Sancousy. But there were plenty of 
people back from the 1981 squad that 
went 6-2. Co-captains Bob Bois and Joe 
Phalen were ready to lead what was 
probably the most talented and 
experienced football team that 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has ever 
offered. This senior class which 
included such standouts as Chip Biena, 
John Salvadore, Rudy Beaupre, and 
John Gorman, was Coach Weiss' first 
recruited class to complete four years of 
participation. Hopes were high as the 
season began after three very successful 

Farleigh Dickinson was W.P.I.'s first 
opponent and they proved to be no 
match for the explosive offense. Behind 
the running of Jim Leonardo, and Chip 
Biena, and the strong defense of Joe 
Phalen, and Jim Jackman, W.P.I. easily 
handed Farleigh Dickinson its most 
convincing loss of the year (44-0). 

The Coast Guard game proved to be 
the first test of the team's character. The 
Engineers fell behind 25-9 early in the 
second quarter and it wasn't until the 
third quarter when Chuck Hickey 
caught the winning touchdown pass 
that gave the men in maroon the lead 
for good. Jim Leonardo won the coveted 
Gold Helmet Award for his efforts in 
the game. Mike Dagle, Joe Phalen, and 
Ron Ranauro played outstanding games 
in the teams second win. The 59-44 final 
constitutes the highest points scored in 
any one game all season. 

The following week, Coach Weiss 


34 • Sports 

Asst. Coach Chalmers Brothers yells with true 


Coach Robichaud coordinates the offensive line 
during a break in the action. 

"}]" returns another interception, with a little help 
from Costa. 

took his team on a trip to Colby, which 
turned out to be very worthwhile. The 
offensive attack in the 26-3 victory was 
lead by sophomore quarterback John 
Scacciotti and running back Chip Biena. 
The defense, which had bent but never 
broke, was once again lead by senior 
captain Joe Phalen. The defense as a 
whole had one of its best efforts of the 

The team went on the road the 
following week also. The opponent, a 
very scrappy University of Lowell 
squad. The Engineers emerged from the 
mud covered field with a 18-0 win. 
Freshman Nate Hanson and sophomore 
Eddie Mackey combined for 22 tackles 
which aided the team in their second 
shutout of the season. 

For the fifth game of the season, 
W.P.I. found themselves on the road 
again. This week it was Hofstra in Long 
Island, New York were the game was 
played on an unfamiliar artificial turf. 
Hofstra had jumped to a quick 28-0 lead 
before the Engineers could adjust to the 
new surface. Soon after the half time 

Junior Chuck Hickey returns a kickoff up the Hard-running John Salvadore follows a lead block 

middle against a tough Bates team. by guard Ray Paquette. Sports • 35 

Val, Hick and Leo observe the action from the 


The offensive line prepares for another attack on 

the Hamilton defense. 

break, W.P.I. narrowed the Hofstra lead 
to 28-21. But the Hofstra ball control 
game proved to be too much for the 
defense to handle. Tight ends Mark 
Hannigan and Mike Grassis were both 
on the receiving end of John Scacciotti 
touchdown passes. 

A week passed and the W.P.I. team 
found themselves at home for a contest 
against Bates. The friendly atmosphere 
was not enough as the team lost 21-12. 
The defense once again played a strong 
game, but the offense again lead by 
Chip Biena could not muster up enough 
points. During the loss to Bates, John 
Scacciotti connected with John 
Salvadore for the catch of the season, a 
forty yard touchdown pass. The second 
to last game of the season was against 
one of the biggest rivals, R.P.I. Once 
again the defense held the opponent to 
minimal scoring, and the offense could 
not get it together. W.P.I. lost the game 

The last game of the season was held 
on Alumni Field and was against 

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Farleigh Dickinson 



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Senior nose guard Dave Femia comes to the 
sidelines after an outstanding play. 

Our faithful cheerleaders perform another one of 
their outstanding mounts. 

Front: Mark Hannigan, Brian Fuller, Ron 

Ranauro, Mark Coggeshall, Joe Phelan, Bob 
Bois, Chip Bienia, Jim Leonardo, Rudy 
Beaupre, Jim Housekeeper, Ray Paquette 
Second: Larry Glennon, Dale Lewis, Chuck 
Hickey, Tom Costello, John Gorman, Jim 
Jackman, Mike Valiton, Dave Femia, Rob 
Henderson, Roger Uszakiewicz, Ed Moffit 
Third: Dennis Leonard, Nick Perog, Steve 
Graveline, Bob Ragonesse, Mike Dagle, Jeff 
Solloway, Kevin Conlon, Mike Bernazani, Will 
Worth, Mike Grasis, Rich Pochepan, John 

Fourth: John Scacciotti, Kevin Lynch, Rich 
Farland, Jim Grasseschi, Mark Collins, John 
Bibinski, Bill Ferco, Costa Evangelakos, Paul 
Becotte, Ed Mackey, Bill Abbott, Paul Furtado 
Fifth: Steve Jackson, Brian Gilday, Ken Perry, 
Harold Caldwell, John Jesi, Franz Roesner, Pat 
Sacco, Pat Devlin, Chris McNeil, John Keating, 
Chuck Kenyon 

Sixth: Paul Vitali, Eric Nelson, Chris Curtus, Rick 
Boosey, Mike Gonsor, Dean Ayotte, John St. 
Cyr, Don Fadden, Brian Woodworth, Bob 
Gibbons, Jim Hoagland, Mike Carbone 

Seventh: Jim Dumas, Scott Heneveld, Nate 
Hansen, Pete Gurney, Jim Pewarski, Lyford 
Beverage, Steve Pinkerton, Bob Mullins, Paul 
Hogan, Joe Bromley, Matt Wasielewski, Mark 

Eighth: Head Coach Bob Weiss, Coach A1 
Dhembe, Randy Mocaldo, Rod MacClellan, 
Dick Tyler, David Dumas, Dan Baird, Bill 
Ryan, Eric Kapantais, Mike Dolan 
Ninth: Coach Ted Clancy, Coach John 

Eleftherakis, Coach Charlie Butterfield, Coach 
Steve Robichaud, Coach Chalmers Brothers, 
Coach Jeff Theodoss 

Sports • 37 

Defensive End Brian Fuller leads a swarming 

W.P.I. defense. 

Hamilton College. At the end of the 
game, the seniors had accomplished 
what they had set out to do, win the last 
game of their college career. With 
another exceptional defensive display, 
the game was won by a score of 27-14. 

This years version of the W.P.I. 
football had many key ball players. The 
offensive line including Mike Valiton at 
wide receiver, did an exceptional job 
clearing the way for the teams trio of 
outstanding running backs. The 
defense had six seniors all of whom had 
great seasons. Joe Phalen, Jim Jackman, 
John Gorman, Dave Femia, Brian Fuller, 
and Jim Housekeeper are all going to be 
tough people to replace. 

Six players will return to the 
offensive squad led by Co-captain Paul 
Becotte. The defense will be headed by 
Co-captain, Costa Evangelakos. 



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Huck "booms" another beautiful punt. 

Jan's hard working students earning their 
work-study money. 

Highly motivated Rudy Beaupre prepares for 
another day in the pits. 

38 • Sports 

Boissey leads the way for another toss sweep 

E.J. and Hendo perform their own version of the 

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Front: Rich Nasman, John Meehan, Amaro 
Gonclaves, Steve Dehais, Joe Sheehan, Carlo 
Gretter, Ken Lindberg, Angelo Cacciatore, 
Marty Ferguson 

Second: Vlgr. Stephanie Strohbeck, Mgr. Tina 
Gorski, Coach Alan King, Scott Cormier, 
Kevin Murray, Scott Weyman, Jay Dumphy, 

Steve Ouellette, Steve King, Tony Pileggi, 
Coach Dennis Hersey, Mgr. Tanya Culpepper, 
Trainer Whit Griffith 

Third: Martin Schall, Mike Scanlos, Ed Kochling, 
Jerry St. Pierre, Jeff Luecke, Ben Paul, Eugene 
Randecker, Mark Dillon, David King 


40 • Sports 

Scanlos under strain. 


Amaro goes one on one. 

In a season where the tendency was 
to play at the level of their opponent, 
W.P.I. posted a 6-6-2 record. The 
Engineers opened strongly with a 2-0 
win over Bently College. This game was 
dedicated to Rob Agar, a respected 
member of the team who unfortunately 
passed on before the season began. The 
team was highly emotional in the game, 
and this proved to be the secret to their 
success and failure throught the season. 

The tougher teams on the schedule, 
Holy Cross, Hartford, Brandeis, and 
Babson all experienced difficulty with 
the Engineers. The Brandeis match was 
marred by a malee, and the ensuing 
penalties left Tech shorthanded. At this 
point, Brandeis broke the game open 
with two goals. This was the only game 
of the season where W.P.I. had no 
chance of winning the game in the last 
ten minutes. The Worcester squad was 
also guilty of sub-Par performances 
against Coast Guard, Nichols, and 

Seniors Kevin Murray, Steve King, 
and Captain Joe Sheehan provided the 
leadership for the team along with 
sophomore stand out Amaro Goncalves 
and juniors Marty Ferguson and Jerry 
St. Pierre. Murray and Sheehan were 
number one and two in scoring while 
Steve King, Jerry St. Pierre, John 
Meehan, and Jeff Luecke were the work 
horses for the team. A knee injury to 
sweeper Amaro Goncalves, the best all 

Jerry "Saint" with a heads up play. 

Sports • 41 














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Slam dancing on the soccer field. 

around player on the team, kept him 
out for half the season. Jay Dumphy 
handled most of the goalie chores, with 
Steve Ouellette getting into some of the 
action in that spot. 

Coach King knew he had a talented 
freshman class as Scott Cormier, his son 
David, and Mike Scanlon were highly 
touted high school players. All three did 
well, and showed much promise for the 
future. The big surprise of the season 
was the play of Scott Weymen, a 

freshman who stepped into the stopper 
position, and showed great poise. Some 
of the other freshman, Luecke, 

Kochling, and Randecker also did well. 

The general feeling of the returning 
players at the end of the season was one 
of great expectations. The players all 
had that "I can't wait til next year” air 
about them. This could have stemed 
from the fact that the team as a whole 
was young, only six seniors being lost to 

42 • Sports 

It's a bird, no it's a plane . . . 

Sports • 43 

Steve Joyce hands out finishing sticks while Coach 
Norcross Dan Laprade record times. 

Keith Michaud and Scott Hand jockey for 















Holy Cross 







Holy Cross 



Coast Guard 











The 1982 Fall season was not one of 
the better efforts by the Cross Country 
Team in recent history. Evident by its 
1-10 record, the team lacked the 
manpower to win, with the exception of 
a victory over Clark. 

Senior Mike Horgan led the team 
with consistant finishes in the top three, 
including a win over Holy Cross and a 
second place finish in the All-City meet. 

Keith Michaud finished his running 
days at W.P.I. with several strong 
performances after a disappointing 
junior year. 

Next year's team will depend on the 
efforts of Scott Hand, Paul Nowak, and 
Scott Hunt. With some good freshman 
talent, W.P.I. could be back on the 
winning track. 

44 • Sports 

Senior Ray Arsenault displays fine running form. 

Front: Susan Thibodeau, Ellen Regan, Greg 
Langer, Mike Horgan, Dave Lebranch, Mark 
Malagodi, Robert Holden 
Second: Coach Merl Norcross, Scott Hunt, Paul 
Nowak, Mark Erickson, Steve Joyce, Gerald 
Robbler, Robert Pierce, Roy Arsenault 
Third: John Kennealv, Robert Wadja, Steve 

Rogerson, Mike Brousseau, Steve Swetz, Keith 
Michaud, Doug Potter, Scott Hand, Bill Hees 

Bob Wadja and Paul Nowak set the pace against 
Coast Guard. 

Senior Standout Mike Horgan vies for an early lead. 

Sports • 45 

The WPI players watch the action 


Sophomore Chris Clancy moves in for a solid hit 
Junior Beth Roughan hits a defensive drive 
Sherry French fights for possession 

46 • Sports 

The 1983 Tri-captains Terese Kwiatkowski, Chris 
O'Connor, Meggan McGuiness. 

Blinded by the light. 

Kathy Cronin keeps an eye on the action. 

For the second year in a row, the 
womens field hockey team began and 
ended their season on a positive note. 
Not only did they have a winning 
record of 14-6-1, but they also captured 
two championship titles and finished 
third in the Northeastern part of the 

The first title was the city 
championship, at which WPI defeated 
Anna Maria and then Clark in the finals. 
Later, the girls went on to compete in 
the state tournament. Consistent 
playing and teamwork were the key 
factors in the victories over Fitchburg 
State and seeded Anna Maria which 
brought WPI the state title. 

The Northeast Regional Tourney 
turned out to be the girl's final stopping 
point. The team traveled to Ithica, New 
York where they met Cortland State 
College in the first round. Despite a 
strong first half, Cortland managed to 
defeat Tech by a score of 4-3. WPI 
refused to be completely beaten, and 
the engineers won the consolation 
match against Smith College. This 
earned them third place in the 
Northeast — a spot of which Coach Sue 
Chapman, Assistant Coach Pat 

DeCaire, and the team could certainly 
be proud. Only the top twelve 
nationally ranked teams were selected 
for the Nationals, and Tech was not one 
of them. The team did receive 
Flonorable Mention in the poll. 

Another honor was bestowed upon 
four of the girls as well. Terese 
Kwiatkowski, Chris Clancy, Karen 
Brock, and Kelli Mackey were 
acknowledged by the Northeast Field 
Hockey Association by being selected to 
their first, second, and third All-Star 
teams, respectively. 

The end of the season marked the loss 
of only three senior members on the 
team. Captains Terese Kwiatkowski, 
Meggan McGuiness, Chris O'Connor 
gave their fellow teammates support 
and encouragement, and kept a high 
team morale throughout the entire 

Terese had a terrific year as always. 
She was the leading scorer with 23 
goals. She was also chosen as an 
All-Star for the U.S.A. Field Hockey 
Team, division 3. During her four years, 
"T" has averaged 20 goals per season, 
and has always been right there in 
clutch situations. With the loss of 

Sports • 47 

Terese, there will undoubtly be a large 
gap to fill. 

Meggan has also been a mainstay for 
the four years that she has played. Her 
presence at center halfback on the 
defensive line has had a stabilizing 
effect on the entire team. An injury kept 
her out of the lineup for more than half 

of the season, but she returned to her 
spot with confidence. Replacing 
Meggan will be a difficult task. 

Chris also was out for half of the 
season with an injury, but that did not 
stop her from returning as a strong and 
dependable part of the team. "Prep" 
was called upon to take over a newly 



Senior Meggan McGuiness readies for a tackle. 

opened position. The change was 
difficult, but she worked very hard to 
overcome the situation, and did an 
excellent job. 

And so the 1982 season concluded in 
a successful light for the lady Engineers 
Next year's outlook is good for most of 
the team is returning with experience. 

48 • Sports 

Front: Kathy Taylor, Chris Goodspeed, Michelle 
Payant, Captain Terese Kwiatkowski, Captain 
Chris O'Connor, Captain Meggan McGuiness, 
Bronwyn O'Reilly, Beth Roughan, Mary Flynn 
Back: Coach Sue Chapman, Kelli Mackey, Robin 
Hart, Karen Brock, Angela Padavano, Cathy 
Dalton, Kathy Cronin, Jackie Thibeault, 
Michelle Bugbee, Kris Grimes, Virginia 
Nodden, Angela Frankudakis, Asst. Coach Pat 





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The WPI players for lunch. 

Karen Brock goes for a dodge. 

Sports • 49 

Front: Nancv Frangioso, Thonison Mento, Lisa 
Longwefi, Debbie Biederman, Cheryl 
Buitenhuys, Jenny Davis 
Second: Coach Sue Powers, Allison Krebs, Karen 
McCue, Nancy Amery, Athena Dratelis, Anji 

















Rhode Island College 






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The Women's Varsity Tennis Team 
finished the year with an overall record 
of 5-5, despite the loss of seven varsity 
players. First year coach. Sue Powers, 
encouraged the team tremendously as 
they faced fierce competition 
throughout the season. 

The team was lead by No. 1 Singles, 
Captain Debbie Biederman, who 
finished with a commendable record of 
8-2. Both Biederman and Lisa Longwell 
have been the team's top contenders for 
the past four years. Jenny Davis, the 
No. 2 Singles player compiled an 
outstanding record by only losing one 
match. Davis went on to reach the finals 
of the MAIAW tournament losing in a 
third set tie-breaker. 

Upcoming stars for the 83-84 season 
include Cheryl Buitenhuys, a transfer 
student with a thundering backhand, 
and Anji Seth, a tough opponent with 
consistant strokes. With the continued 
leadership of Coach Powers, the team 
looks forward to a successful season 
next year. 


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Jenny Davis shows a perfect back-hand. 

Anji Seth and Karen McCue relax before a meet. 

Debbie Biederman prepares for the smash. 

Cheryl Buitenhuys returns a corner shot. 

Karen McCue readies for a backhand swing. 

Sports • 51 

Front: Linda Plaza, Co-Capt. Sonia 
Adrianowycz, Co-Capt. Karen 
Casella, Sue Padell, Marion 
Keeler, Jackey Biascoechea, 
Jeanne Travers 

Second: Coach Nancy Vaskas, 
Joyce Barker, Barbara Thissell, 
Maria Norman, Mary Bartos, 
Cheryl Macedo, Franziska 
Weiss, Robin Gately, Mgr. 
Evelyn Marshall 


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Barb Thissell sends it over the net 







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Captains Sunny and Casey await the serve 

The sideline enjoys the game 

The fifth season of the women's 
varsity volleyball team demonstrated 
the team's growth and improvement 
with a record high of 9 wins. Both 
experience and enthusiasm from 
returning players and new freshmen 
combined to make this season so 

Senior co-captains Sonia 
Adrianowycz and Karen Casella proved 
to be a dynamic pair. In her fourth year 
as a starting setter, "Sunny" set the 
offense, while "Casey" followed with a 
strong spike or an ace serve. These 
seniors will be sorely missed for their 
leadership and playing skills. 

The team's growth is seen in the large 
percentage of freshmen players. Sue 
Padell as setter, and hitters Jeanne 
Travers and Cheryl Macedo added to 
the effectiveness of WPI's offense. Sue 
and Cheryl often gave WPI an 
advantage with their excellent serving 
skills. Linda Plaza worked defensively 
with Fran Weiss to save many plays 
with an excellent bump or return pass. 
Barb Thissell, Joyce Barker, Jackie 
Biascoechea, Marion Keeler, Robin 
Gately, and Mary Bartos aided and 
supported the team. 

This season the varsity team 
competed in its first tournament play. 
During fall break they attended the 
Northeastern Invitational Tournament 
in Williamstown, Mass. The team 
played well. 

Despite the loss of the powerful 
seniors, the team can expect a stronger 
season next year with the strength and 
experience of the underclassmen who 

Sports • 53 

The 1983 tri-captains: Jim Petropulos, Russ 
Philpot and Chris Trainor. 








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Anna Maria 



Lowell University 



Colby College 



Bates College 



Tufts University 





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Norwich University 



Trinity College 



Coast Guard 



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Middlebury College 









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Conn. College 


A Slow Start 

Chris Trainor goes for two despite an attempted 

block from Amherst. 

54 • Sports 

Front Row: Orville Bailey, Greg Fiddes, Ron 
Wojcik, Chris Roche, Chris Whitney, Dave 
Harris, Tom Horan, Chip Anderson 
Second Row: Asst. Coach Bill Herrion, Dave 
Whalen, Pat Duffy, Russ Philpot, Reynold 
Dodson, Jim Petropulos, Larry Manor, Chris 
Trainor, Doug Powers (mgr.). Head Coach 
Ken Kaufman 

Men’s Basketball 

The WPI men's basketball team had a 
fine season, posting a 15-10 record and 
just missing their second straight berth 
to the NCAA Division III tournament. 

The season started slow as the 
engineers dropped 7 of their first 11 
games. The WPI fans were just about 
ready to give up, but with Russ Philpot 
and Orville Bailey leading the team on 
offense and Jim Petropulos crashing the 
boards, they came back to defeat Bates, 
Tufts, Thomas, Nichols, Brandeis, and 
Norwich. At this point, guard Gregg 
Fiddes was making the plays work, and 
the team was on the move. When the 
points were hard to come by, Chris 
Roche was there to toss in the big 

Russ Philpot put together one 
awesome week as he threw in 77 points 
and collected 39 rebounds against 
Nichols, Brandeis, and Norwich and 
was named the ECAC Division III 
Player of the Week. 

Trinity managed to break the WPI 6 
game winning streak, but the Engineers 
did not let up as they won 4 of the next 5 
games. Against MIT Russ Philpot 
became the men's all-time leading 

Orville Bailey takes advantage of the undefended hoop. 

Sports • 55 

During halftime the cheerleaders concentrate on a 

new mount. 

And a Strong Finish 

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Despite a tough Wesleyan defense, Fiddes shoots from the base line. 

56 • Sports 

With their record 14-9, the Engineers 
knew they had to defeat Division III 
crosstown rival Clark University. Clark 
jumped off to an early lead, but WPI 
battled back to send the game into 
overtime. With 15 seconds left the 
engineers trailed by one, but were 
unable to hit the jumper as the buzzer 
sounded, and the hopes for another 
NCAA tournament bid slipped away. 

The team wrapped up the season 
with a 77-72 victory over Connecticut 

College and posted its best season since 

A special goodbye to senior 
tri-captains Russ Philpot, Jim 
Petropulos, and Chris Trainor for their 
leadership and dedication during their 
college careers. The seniors will be 
missed, and the returning players along 
with the new recruits will change 
the personality of the WPI team; 
however, their winning ways should 

Chris Trainor all by himself. Petro breaks through to the net. 

Sports • 57 

Movin' Up 

The 1982-1983 season was a 
rebuilding year for the crew. With only 
two returning varsity oarsmen, the crew 
lacked the experience of previous years. 
What they lacked in experience they 
made up for in determination. 

After a challenging fall season the 
team began winter workouts. The 
sound of four new Dreissigacker ergs 
echoed through Alumni Gym as team 
members competed for the fastest 
times. The NYAC circuit became a 
favorite pastime for the crew in between 

The varsity eight opened the spring 
season with a time zone win over 
Lowell and a victory the next week over 
Amherst. The following races against 
Conn. College and UMass showed a 
battling WPI crew coming short of wins, 
while the team easily defeated Williams. 

After losing the City Championship 
to a heavier Holy Cross crew, WPI 
worked towards the New England 
Championships where the varsity 
lightweight four won their event. The 
varsity heavyweight four fought rough 
water to place third. 

After the Dad Vails in Philadelphia, 
the freshmen four and varsity pair both 

finished with close fourth places in the 
finals to end the season. 

Next year's crew will greatly miss 
both the talent and leadership of the 
senior oarsmen. Best wishes to Joe 
“Captain" Iantosca, Paddy “Captain 
Fat" Guida, Fred Guerts, Chris “Harf" 
Hare, and Tom “Lester" Kemeny. 

The women's crew team, in their first 
year as a separate club, accomplished 
their best season ever. 

Second year coach Sally Jamara led 
the team to varsity wins over Lowell, 
Wheaton, Assumption and Clark. The 
latter two wins captured the city finals 
for the second year in a row. The team 
competed in both the Head of the 
Charles and the Head of the Merrimack 
races, but did not compete in the New 

Despite the loss of the skill and spirit 
of seniors Carla Blakslee and captain 
Pam Russel, the team should continue 
to grow and improve next year. 

The team enjoys the post-race celebration at the 

Dad Vails. 

58 • Sports 

Coach Floyd leads the crowd at the crew 
reunion at Homecoming. 

Front Row: Nancy Smith 
Second Row: Carla Blakslee, Mary Park, Chris 
Pelosi, Virginia Noddin 
Third Row: Chiara Whalen, Pam Russel, Julie 
Ruksnaitis, Anne Provencher 
Missing: Sue Abramson, Michelle Cutler, Athena 
Dratela, Lorna Franco, Julie Lindstrom, Karen 
Riordan, Anji Seth, Diana Waskevich 

Virginia Noddin celebrates the capture of the City 

The varsity eight practices before the city meet. 

Coxen Nancy Smith takes a traditional swim. 

Sports • 59 

An ECAC Division III Title Win 

The 1982-83 women's basketball team 
had a record breaking season. Under 
head coach Sue Chapman and assistant 
coach Lynne Olson, the Lady Engineers 
compiled a 20-5 record and won the 
ECAC North Division III 
Championship. On their way to a 
school record 20 victories in one season, 
the WPI women put together a 16 game 
win streak which was also unequalled 
in WPI sport history. But more 
impressive than breaking school 
records, the Lady Engineers finished in 
the top five teams in the NCAA 
National rankings in three separate 
categories — overall record, free throw 
percentage (.605), and scoring margin 
(-I-16.7). The team's success this season 
has firmly established the WPI women's 
basketball program among the best in 
New England. 

The Lady Engineers had a young 
team this year, with three seniors, one 

junior, and seven freshmen on the 
squad. This relative youth accounted for 
a slow start. Before the Christmas break 
the women had a 3-3 record. After two 
easy wins, WPI lost three games in a 
row. Two losses came in the Worcester 
City Tournament via Assumption and 
Worcester State, giving WPI the last 
place finish in the tournament for the 
fourth consecutive year. To make 
matters worse, WPI next met Division II 
powerhouse Rhode Island College and 
lost by a humiliating 23 points. The 
team gained some consolation before 
going home on break with a 71-62 
victory over Western New England 

Double-session practices over 
Intersession helped prepare the WPI 
team for the remainder of the season. 
The Lady Engineers were so prepared, 
in fact, they did not lose a single game 
between January 17th and February 





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22nd. The WPI women won a record 
breaking sixteen games in a row over 
some of the most talented and 
experienced teams in New England. 

The Lady Engineers opened the 
second part of their season with an easy 
victory over Fitchburg State. In the 
same week WPI downed Division II 
Merrimack, 74-67 and Division III 
stronghold Gordon College, 66-53. In 
the January 24th game vs. Coast Guard, 
WPI set a school scoring record with 
their 94-45 victory. Two weeks later the 
women again broke the record 
defeating Wheaton College, 99-51. 

The game which began to bring the 
WPI team to the NCAA ranking 
committee's attention was the 66-54 
upset of Trinity College, then ranked 
7th in New England. Victories over 
Anna Maria and Suffolk preceded the 
women's weekend road trip to Maine, 
where the Lady Engineers beat a 

60 • Sports 

scrappy Bates team 66-60 and earned 
their ninth place New England ranking 
by defeating 5th ranked Colby College 
by a whopping 69-49 score. The victory 
over Colby gave the women such great 
confidence that they rolled over their 
next five opponents by an average of 
25.8 points. These wins raised WPI to 
the seventh place New England 

With the win streak standing at 16 
games, WPI met cross-town, arch rival 
Clark University, which was ranked 1st 
in New England and 6th in the National 
NCAA polls. As had happened in the 
1980-81 season, Clark broke WPI's win 
streak; this year with a 73-52 trouncing 
of the Lady Engineers. Still reeling from 
the Clark game, WPI lost again 56-65 to 
Salem State College to be eliminated in 
the first round of the MAIAW State 

The Lady Engineers 18-5 record 
earned them the 2nd place seed in the 
ECAC North Division III Eastern 
Tournament which was played at WPI. 
In their first round game, WPI coasted 
to a 71-56 victory over number three 
seed, Oneonta State. The championship 
game pitted WPI against 

Kim Fay passes to the inside. The 1983 tri-captains: Therese Kwaitoski, Nancy 

McLane and Karen Casella. 

Sports • 61 

Front Row: Karen Casella, Nancy McLane, Terese 

Second Row: Asst. Coach Lynn Olson, Kim Fay, 
Cathy Murray, Lauren Hagstrom, Donna 
Leonard, Chiara Whalen, Erin Carrol, Mara 
Catlin, Amy Swotinsky, Sue Chapman 

Coach Sue Chapman gives the team some pre¬ 
game instructions. 

Chiara concentrates at the foul line. 

WPI enjoys another round of congratulations. 

Nancy McLane shows her usual determination. 

62 • Sports 

The captains and coaches celebrate their ECAC 

WPI's highest point scorer in history, Terese 
Kwaitkowsky displays her winning form. 

Manhattanville. The Lady Engineers 
finished their finest season ever with a 
57-49 victory and an ECAC plaque for 
the trophy case. 

This season marked the end of three 
seniors' WPI basketball careers. Terese 
Kwiatkowski, Nancy McLane and 
Karen Casella each made significant 
contributions over the last four seasons 
to help bring the women's program to 
its current respected level. 

Terese Kwiatkowski completed her 
basketball career with 1441 points, more 
than any woman or man in WPI history. 
Terese was also the first person at WPI 
to score 1000 points in only three 
seasons. But Terese was more than a 
scoring asset to the Lady Engineers. 
Swinging in the guard and forward 
positions, Terese could control the 
boards or the offense. Her ball-handling 
destroyed many opponents full-court 
presses. Terese also played aggressive, 
heads-up defense that resulted in her 
leading the team in steals with 74 for the 

For her all-around court play, Terese 
was honored this year by being selected 
to the All-New England squad as an 
honorable mention, to the Academic 
All-American team as an honorable 
mention and to the second team of the 
Academic All-New England Squad. The 
statistics and honors Terese has earned 
while at WPI speak for themselves, but 
more important than any of them to the 
Lady Engineers is the fact that Terese 
was a team leader. "T" will be sorely 
missed next year. 

Three year starter Nancy McLane had 
the unselfish style of a team player. At 
the power forward position her hustle 
and aggressiveness made her a leading 
rebounder, despite her height 
disadvantage to opposing frontcourts. 
Nancy had bruised knees throughout 
the season from diving after every loose 
ball. Nancy was a consistent scorer and 

played tough denial defense. Her 
intensity and hard work on the courts 
contributed greatly to the Lady 
Engineer's success. 

Karen Casella provided instant 
offense off the bench for the WPI 
women. Casey's accurate 20-25 foot 
baseline shot could not be stopped by 
opposing teams. Casey was also quite 
competent at leading the offense from 
the point guard position. Casey played 
as hard in practice as she did in games 
and will be a difficult person to replace 
on the Lady Engineers' roster. 

In the final game of the season, 
against Manhattanville, Chiara Whalen 
scored her 1000th career point and 
joined Terese Kwiatkowski to become 
the only two people in WPI history to 
reach this milestone in only three 
seasons. Chiara averaged 11.6 rebounds 
a game this season and has become one 

of the dominant centers in New 
England. Chiara was selected as an 
honorable mention to the All-New 
England team this year and will figure 
heavily in the WPI women's future 

Also returning next year for the Lady 
Engineers are starting guards Kim Fay 
and Cathy Murray who averaged 12.4 
and 10.7 points per game, respectively, 
this season. Joining them at the guard 
position are Lauren Hagstrom, Mara 
Catlin and Amy Swotinsky. Donna 
Leonard and Erin Carroll will be back at 
the forward/center spot. These players 
will form a strong nucleus for next 
year's team, and with the help of 
incoming freshmen, the WPI Lady 
Engineers will continue to be a 
successful and highly respected 
basketball team for years to come. 

Sports • 63 


Lance grits his teeth. 

The tradition continues. Once again 
the Engineer wrestling proved that it 
belongs among the elite Division III 
teams in America. The final national 
poll had WPI ranked No. 16, the highest 
in the school's history. 

WPI also finished third in the New 
England College Conference Wrestling 
Association Championships, and had 
seven wrestlers earn All-New England 
recognition. The Engineers finished 
(with 104 points) behind Coast Guard 
(119) and Wesleyan (IO 6 V 4 ). 

Junior Rich Testa, who had an 11-1 
dual-meet record, including six pins, 
was crowned New England Champion, 
when he beat defending champ John 
Sampson (Amherst). The other All-New 
England wrestlers are: Roland Marquis 
at 126 lbs (2nd), Paul Wyman at 158 lbs 
(4th), John Atkinson at 167 lbs (3rd), 
Mike Thorn at 177 lbs (3rd), Bob 
Schwartz at 190 lbs (2nd) and George 
Duane at heavyweight ( 6 th). 

In compiling the 16-2-1 dual-meet 
record coach Phil Grebinar used 27 
different wrestlers to outscore the 
opposition by a whopping 443 points, 
or 24.6 points per meet. 

WPI opened the year with 11 
consecutive wins, including five 
victories over Division I teams. The 
highlight of the year was the sweep of 
three Division I teams (Harvard, the 
No. 1 team in New England at the time, 
the University of New Hampshire and 
Maine/Orono) in a quad meet. 

“It was a very satisfying year for the 
team," said Grebinar. “We had a lot of 
people wrestle and contribute. The 
seniors, as always were great leaders, 
and will be greatly missed next year. 

But they helped build a foundation and 
a winning spirit that I hope will 
continue in the future." 

64 • Sports 

Coach Grebinar and squad look on anxiously. 

Sports • 65 

A big win for the whole team. 


66 • Sports 

Front: Rich Testa, Roland Marquis, Dave Parker, 
Jeff Horowitz, Co-Capt. Mike Thorn, Co-Capt. 
John Atkinson, Lou Caldrello, Dave Wyman, 
Stu MacEachern, Bob Schwartz, George Duane 
Second: Lance Hall, Neal Stoll, Bob Soares, 

Gordon Walker, John Keane, Dave Miles, Joe 
Crispo, Jim Mirabile, Greg Langer, Frank Cerio 
Third: John Dahill, Nick Triantatell, Mike 

McElwee, Jim Ball, Bill Howe, Steve Jackson, 
Steve Graveline, Flick Boosey, Bill Petruff 
Fourth: Coach Phil Grebinar, Julie Bussell, Kim 
Burg, Elizabeth Bendaniel, Anne Saunders, 
Shari Harvey, Suzanne Listro, Asst. Coach 
Frank Defalco 








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Coast Guard 


Thorny looks him down. 

Sports • 67 


Co-captain Mike Thorn goes with a cross face. 

68 • Sports 

Sports • 69 

Front: Mike Duquette, Mike Macqueen, Joe 
Bracken, Mike Horgan, Randy Brown, Doug 

Back: Coach Dave Quinn, Brian Fraser, Paul 
Hogan, Dave Rossi, Dave Henry, Todd Guay, 
Steve Demers, John Bibinski, Doug Rich, Paul 
Fortier, Bill Fleisher, Brian Starr, Fred 
Moseley, Manager Phil Cullen. 

The hockey engineers continued to 
dominate the N.E., Small College Club 
Hockey League by posting a 12-3 record 
in the league. The team finished first in 
the league in regular play, but failed to 
regain the championship due to a 
disappointing loss to the University of 
Rhode Island in playoff competition. 

Senior forwards Mike MacQueen and 
Mike "Squeak" Splaine teamed up with 
junior Paul Fortier to form a highly 
aggressive hard hitting line which came 
through in the clutch whenever called 

Seniors Joe Bracken, Doug Saunders 
and co-captain Mike Horgan handled 
the defensive chores with under 
classmen Dave Rossi and Steve Demers. 

Co-captain Randy Brown anchored 
the third line with junior Brian Starr and 
sophomores Todd Guay, Bill Fleischer 
and Brian Fraser rotating in the 
remaining sports. Injuries kept Starr, 
Fleischer and Fraser off the ice at 
different times throughout the season. 

The first line combination of 
sophomore Paul Hogan and freshmen 
Mike Duguette and Dave Henry proved 
to be the surprise of the season. Hogan 
broke the team scoring record with 32 
goals and 22 assists. 

No hockey club can be successful 
without strong goal tending. 

Juniors John Bibinski and Doug 
Rich split the net minding duties 

Brian Fraiser surveys the action. 

Senior Mike McQueen clears one from the front of 
the net. 

saving many a game for the 

"We had a great season even 
though we didn't win the playoffs," 
said co-captain Mike Horgan who 
picked up 25 points on eight goals 
and 17 assists for the season. 

The constructive criticism from 
first year coach Dave Quinn, the 
help and Urban Assault Vehicle of 
manager/trainer Phil "Do-Boy" 
Cullen, and the support of 
managers Deidre McCarthy and 
Meg Fallon will long be 
remembered by each of the players. 
"We're going to miss the 
graduating seniors, but I'm sure 
we'll do we'll do well again next 
year," said Quinn, "I'm really looking 
forward to bringing 'the cup' home 
next year." 



70 • Sports 

Mike Horgan blasts one off the boards. 

The W.P.I. players watch the action intensely. 


Dave Henry and Dave Rossi get ready to go in. 

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Mass. Pharmacy 



Mass. College 
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Central Ct. 









Univ. of Hartford 






Univ. of Hartford 







(12-6-1) overall 


Squeak and Paul take a break on the bench. 

Paul Hogan fights for position in front of the net. 

72 • Sports 

Sports • 73 


Bruce Carbone at the gun 

Anticipation is keeping me waiting. 

Front: Sue Firla, Missy Hurley, Shirley Veranis 
Second: Coach Whit Griffith, Humberto 

Gugliemina, Captain Mike Healey, Ed Ford, 
Mike O'Donoghue 

Third: Dave Dutton, Dave Jalbert, Eric Boudreau, 
Chris Lacey, Andy Gagnon 
Fourth: Drew Payson, Bruce Carbone 

74 • Sports 

Support from the pool side. 









Holy Cross 



Boston College 









Coast Guard 









Keene State 






The Engineers showed significant 
improvement — bettering last year's 
times in eight events — but swam 
against tough competition in compiling 
a 3-7 record. 

Sophomore Bruce Carbone continued 
his onslaught on the record book, 
breaking the school in the 200 
individual medley (2:02.29) at the 
NCAA New England Championships. 
He also broke the record in the 160 IM 

three times (it is now 1:35.48). He 
currently holds all three IM records and 
both breaststroke records. 

Freshman Missy Hurley qualified for 
the New England's in six events and 
represented W.P.I. in the National 
Championships at Canton, Ohio. 

Carbone was the top point-scorer 
(107V2), followed by sophomore Dave 
Jalbert (91and Hurley (43 V4). 

WPI's high flying swim team. 

Sports • 75 

Mike Connell and Rick Walker takes a break to 
catch their breath and some rays. 

A tender moment. 

Tom Driscoll goes for the ball in the line out. 

Rugby '83 

The WPI Rugby club enjoyed its first 
spring season in its two and one half 
year existence, finishing 5-1. 

In the Fall the team was not as 
fortunate, accumulating only 2 wins 
against 4 defeats. WPI won the first 
game against URI only to lose to them 
during their homecoming weekend at 
URI later on in the season. WPI also lost 
games to Amherst, and Worcester RFC. 
A victory against UMass B's finished the 

fall season. 

The spring season started with a 
successful international tour to Jamaica. 
WPI traveled with a skeleton crew to 
play the best teams on the island. The 
heat proved no factor as WPI crushed 
the Jamaican Defense Force Team 43-0. 
Game two against the Chairman's 15 
saw WPI triumph once again 24-4. The 
last game proved the toughest as WPI 
took on the best players on the island 
for the third game in 5 days. The 
Jamaican Barbarians beat the ruggers 


Back home WPI dominated 5 out of 6 
games beating Central Conn. State 
College, Norwich U., Worcester RFC, 
Quincy, and UMass B's. No team 
scored more than 7 points on WPI, 
while the Ruggers never scored less 
than 11 points per game and averaged 
17. The last game of the season was a 
heart breaking loss 15-14 on a last 
minute penalty kick by Mass Maritime 
on Cape Cod. 

The WPI Rugby Club graduates one 

76 • Sports 

"Half time drink" say Hogs and Pouli. 

half of its (A side) and other seniors 
including; Kenny Weber, Peter Wrable, 
Bill Lamberti, Mike Connell, Mike 
Conners, Bob Cody, Bruce Sullivan, Jim 
Leonardo, Frank Reeves, Scott Latvalla, 
Don Montgomery, Dave Rainone, Bob 
Matthews, and Jose DeLaGuardia. 

However, the turnout of 30 new 
players this season gave the Rugby Club 
excellent depth in each position which 
will provide for at least two strong 
teams this fall. Continuing under the 
coaching of Chemistry Professor Herb 
Beall, the WPI Rugby Club will continue 
its charity fund raisers and Parents' day 
games along with a newly added 
alumni game to be played Homecoming 

Back out with the ball 

Sports • 77 

The game begins with a scrum down. 

Doug runs with the backs . . . look out try line. 





Central Conn. 


37 (B) 



Worcester RFC 





Norwich Univ. 


30 (B) 












Mass. Maritime 





Mt. Holyoke 






Holy Cross 



Providence College 


Front Row: Pete Wrabel, Bruce Sullivan, Tom 
Driscoll, Don Letson, A1 Marinilli, Willie 
Lamberti, Pouli, Keith McNeil, Bob Matthews, 
Bob Hansen 

Second Row: Mike Stone, Bill Michaud, Mike 
Connors, Frank Reeves, Howie, Bob Cote, 
John Carol, Andy Bruno, Gary Sargent, Jose 
De LaGuardia 

Third Row: Dave Grace, Gary Smith, Steve 

Breininger, Peter Gurney, Dick Weed, Jeff 
Fuller, Scott Latvalla, Don Montgomery, Dave 
Rainone, Carlos "Zucco" Zuccolillo 
Fourth Row: Jim Connell, Dave Tormey, Jim 
Fenstermacher, Doug Rose 
Fifth Row: Rich Engert, Lou Derose, Doug "HB" 
Anneser, Jeff Kelley, Louis Castriotta, Nick 
Santoro, Dave Payne, Coach Herbert Beall, 
Rollando Zuccolillo 

Look at that cream puff. 

Front Row: Kris Ryding, Angela Frankudakis, 
Charlene Linenan, Mary Shea, Denise 
Johnston, Bronwyn O'Reilly, Monique 

Second Row: Carol Paone, Lori Freeman, Sandy 

Olson, Ann Pettit, Merc Mirkazemi, Gail 

Third Row: Ann Slade, Donna Barone, Renee 
Whittaker, Chris Cataldo, Lori Cody, Pam 
Berg, Coach Herb Beall 

"Remember you're a pack" says coach-player 
Carlos Zuccolillo. 

Sports • 79 

The Clark face off began a successful 7-4 season. 

Netmen Show Talent 

Bruce McCrae covers his Clark opponent. 

80 • Sports 

Dave Collett and Jim Melvin protect the goal. 

Front: Charlie Pappis, Captain Chris Claussen, 
Steve Kochman 

Second: Tom Denney, Lou Peluso, Adam Joffee, 
Bill Zagrany, John McNamara, Jim Melvin 

Third: Marty Schall, John Joseph, Chris Robbins, 
Dave Sheehan, Bruce MacRae, Chris Good, 
Coach Phil Grebinar 

Fourth: Mark Primmer, Dave Anderson, Ken 
Dieselman, Buddy Vincent, Paul Sorrento, Bill 
Clemmy, Tom Broderick, Pat Brady 





Clark University 



Bridgewater State 



Mass Maritime 






New Hampshire College 12 


Univ. of Lowell 



Holy Cross 



Dean Junior College 



Univ. of Hartford 









Paul Sorrento carries the ball toward Lowell's 

Sports • 81 

p&T *' - — ** 

'• ’ * '.. - .' 

Captain Chris Claussen beats his man. 

Defenseman Chuck Pappis gets rid of the ball just 

in time. 

Lacrosse '83 

The lacrosse team under first year 
head coach Phil Grebinar finished a 
very successful year with a 7-4 record. 

In gaining this record, the engineers lost 
three heartbreakers by a total of only 
five goals. 

As in years past, the team was lead by 
their four high scoring attackmen, 

David Anderson, Bill Zagrany, John 
Joseph, and Lou Peluso. Responsible 
for seventy-five percent of WPI's goals, 
these four explosive net men were one 
of the main reasons for the Engineer's 

In Lacrosse, strong midfielders are 
the key to success and this was evident 
with WPI. Captain Chris Claussen, 
David Sheehan and Tom Broderick 
proved to be grave scoring threats in 
pressure situations throughout the 

Hustle is an important aspect in 
Lacrosse and Pat Brady, Ken Dieselman 
and Bruce Mac Rae demonstrated this 
all year. First year players Bill Clemmy 
and Chris Good along with three year 
veteran Paul Sorrento provided strong, 
steady play throughout the year. 

The team's mainstay this year was the 
ever consistent play of its defensemen. 
All-star Charlie Pappis along with Jim 
Melvin, Dave Collete and Mark 
Primmer showed exceptional hustle and 
character throughout the year and are 
commended for a job well done. 

Finally, the Engineers can boast a slim 
six goals per game thanks to the fine 
performances supplied by Steve 
Kochman and Adam Joffe. They will 
both be leaving this year and their 
services will be sorely missed. 

82 • Sports 

Coach Phil Grebinar discusses strategy with 
Captain Chris Claussen. 

The team's high scorer, Dave Anderson, hits 
another one. 

Bill Zagrany looks for a free man. 

Mass. Maritime congratulates the netmen on their 
third victory. 

Sports • 83 

The bench keeps up the noise during the game. 

A Roller Coaster Season 

The Engineers had a roller-coaster 
season this year while compiling an 8-9 
record. The first five games of the year 
were played against teams that squad 
could have beat. Unfortunately, during 
this time the team did not get to practice 
outside due to the weather and the 
record slipped to 0-5. The team then 
started to gel, and proceded to win 
eight of its last twelve games. 

Many highlights were scattered 
throughout this years season. Jimmy 

Jackman, who hit .400, Had two home 
runs to beat Division I power Tufts in 
extra innings. Junior Bob Hess, whose 

4- 3 record is deceiving, proved to be an 
exceptional pitcher, as evidenced by his 

5- 1 defeat of another strong Division I 
ball club, Brandeis. 

The outfield of Dan Coakley (RF), 
Chuck Hickey (CF) and Pat Ruffo (LF) 
played consistent defensive ball this 
year. Coakley, a freshman, hit .356 and 
led the outfield in assists. Hickey, a 

junior, did exceptionally well at the 
plate this year. He hit .400, leading the 
team in runs scored and stolen basses. 
Chuck also hit 3 home runs from the 
leadoff slot. Senior Pat Ruffo hit .323 
with 4 home runs. Pat played the tricky 
hill in left field as well as anyone has in 
recent years. Senior Steve Kelm and 
Freshman Joe Olaynack played well in 
the infield this year, with "Klein" 
contributing some key hits. 

The last two players who completed 
the starting nine are A1 Carpenter and 
Mike Valiton. They both had very good 
years and did a great job as co-captains. 
Val hit over .300 for the fourth straight 
year and Carpy led the club in almost 
every offensive category, including 
Home Runs, RBI's, and Total Bases. 

84 • Sports 

The team returns to the bench after congratulating 
Hickey on a key home run. 

Senior co-captain Mike Valiton getting ready at 

Chuck Hickey gets ready for a few “high fives" 
after his home run. 

Front Row: Todd Hagenburg, Pat Ruffo, Ron 
Ranauro, Co-capts. Mike Valiton and Alan 
Carpenter, Jim Jackman, Steve Kelm, Chuck 

Second Row: Steve Kurdziel, Mike Dolan, Ernie 
Cappozzi, Bob Hyland, Bob Hess, Jack 
Holzman, Mike Bernazani, Ed Ryan, Jeff Eells, 

Joe Olaynack 

Third Row: Jim Harlor, Dan Coakley, Rick 
Fioravanti, Chris Curtis, Mike Riley, Dave 
McCarthy, John Pacheco, Mike Pockette, Chip 
Fiore, Greg Tashjian, Paul Johnson, Coach 
Charlie McNulty 

Sports • 85 

Val stretches to complete the double play. 

With Many Strong Performances 

FJ* A 

86 • Sports 

Pat Ruffo makes it close at first. 





























Coast Guard 



Coast Guard 















Mass. Maritime 








(8-9) ' 

All eyes are on Dan Coakley. 

Jack and Ronnie discuss strategy during the game. 

Junior Bob Hess looks in to Carpy for the signal. 

Sports • 87 

Front Row: Capts. Curtis Whitehead, Steve 
Smith, Joe Saloio 

Second Row: Mike Raspuzzi, Rick Hajec, Mark 

Third Row: Coach Mel Massuco, Steve Swetz, Jeff 
Twomey, Eric Reidemeister 
Missing: Jim Petropulos, Steve Leblanc, Steve 
Kelly, Jeff Whitehead, Mike Savage 

A Winning Season 

Men's Golf started the season with a 
very strong performance, winning four 
of the first five matches. Well into the 
season, the Engineers played evenly, 
winning as many matches as they lost, 
but dropping two of the last three 
matches of the season. WPI bested 
Clark and Coast Guard early on in a 
dual match. The team then went on to 
beat Bentley and Babson. Losing a close 
dual match to both Holy Cross and 
Assumption seemed to inspire the team 
to beat Clark in a split dual meet and 
then to sweep Lowell and St. Anselms. 
At the end of the season WPI outplayed 
both Springfield College and AIC. 

The team closed out the season with a 
winning 9-7 record, which was 8-4 
when only Division III matches are 
considered. The team may have a 
rebuilding year next year since six 
seniors, Jim Petropulos, Joe Soloio, 
Steve Smith, Curt Whitehead, Mark 
Mungeam, and Jeff Twomey are all 

88 • Sports 

Mark Mungeam lines up his putt. 

Captain Curt Whitehead watches his shot. 















Holy Cross 












St. Anselms 
















Providence College 



"Petro" watches his putt fall short. 

Jeff Twomey pulls the tee from the ground as he 
tees off on the first hole. 

A1 “Bird Dog" Glenn, VVPI's number one sports 
fan bends the ear of a spectator. 

Sports • 89 

Best Nationals Finish Ever 

WPI's track and field team continued 
its league domination with its 
eighteenth consecutive winning season, 
posting a 6 win/3 loss record in 1983. 

Head Coach Merl Norcross 
successfully completed his third decade 
coaching as WPl tallied wins over 
Wesleyan, Eastern Connecticut, 
Assumption, Clark, Worcester State, 
and Brandeis. WPI lost the City 
Championships for the first time in 13 
years, failing to an experienced Holy 
Cross team. 

Co-captains Mike Horgan and Sean 
Flanigan led the squad with consistently 
strong performances as junior Pete 
Sifferlen and freshman Greg Westgate 
topped the team in point scoring. 
Sifferlen competed in the hammer, 
discus, mile relay, and decathlon, while 
Westgate handled the jumping events 

and hurdles. 

A pair of school records fell this year: 
Dan Pond set the new high hurdle time 
at 14.5; and Pete Sifferlen broke the 
decathlon mark with 6,388 points, 
placing fourth in the All-New England 
competition. Other very noteworthy 
performances were given by Lloyd 
Tepper in the sprints, John Economou 
in the 440, Dan LaPrade in the 880, and 
Pat Barry throwing the javelin. 

In the Division III New England 
Championships, Dan Pond took first in 
the high hurdles as teammate Sifferlen 
took another first in his specialty, the 
hammer. Both proceeded to the 
National Championships in Illinois 
where Sifferlen earned "All American" 
status, finishing fourth; Pond came in 
ninth hurdling. WPI enjoyed its highest 
point tally ever at the Nationals. 


Front Row: Merl Norcross, Kevin Conlin, Kevin 
Wenta, Mike Carbone, Jay Durrvphy, Pete 
Langfield, Eric Noack, William Cotter, Dan 
Pond, Gerald Robblee, Rich Herrenn, Larry 
Haith, Eric Johnson, Pete Schibly 

90 • Sports 

Second Row: Barry Tripp, Gerald Melesko, Lloyd 
Tepper, Steve klann, Scott McAuliffe, Karl 
Pilon, Pat Barry, Donald Lindsay, Mark 
Gilday, Greg Westgate, Scott Hunt, Paul 
Nowak, Robert Cundiff 

Third Row: Dan Laprade, Pete Sifferlen, Dan 
Ward, Charles Garland, Mike Horgan, Joe 
Capua, Sean Flanigan, Frank Connolly, Robert 
Wadia, John Economou, Brian Coleman, Scott 







Eastern Conn 



Holy Cross 






Worcester State 











Dan Pond sprints to the finish line. 

Awaiting his turn, Dan Ward concentrates on his 

Sean Flanigan clears the pole. 

Mike Horgan and Bob Wadja lead the 

Sports • 91 

The rundown begins . . . 

A Great Start 

The women's softball team posted a 9 
and 7 record this year. The Lady 
Engineers, aided by the strong hitting of 
Chris Clancy, Cheryl Macedo and Mary 
Cardoza, and the superb pitching of 
Michelle Bugbee (0.9 ERA) and Terese 
Kwiatkowski (1.9 ERA), started off the 
season well. They won six out of their 
first seven games against some good 
ballclubs. The schedule got tougher as 
the year went on, and the ladies 
dropped six out of their next seven 
games. But the team really showed a lot 

of character in winning its last two games. 

The team was lead by the outstanding 
senior athletes Terese and K.C., Karen 
Casella. These two seniors have done a 
lot to promote girls' athletics at WPI. 
They will be missed, but there are 
plenty of good athletes to carry on the 
tradition. This year's team was young 
With sophomore Kathy Taylor and 
juniors Karen Brock and Robin Hart 
returning next year, the softball team 
has a lot to look forward to. 



12 Coast Guard 0 

4 Coast Guard 3 

5 W. Conn 4 

5 Merrimack 2 

5 Clark 8 

3 Nichols 2 

1 Regis 0 

0 Stonehill 5 

1 Gordon 2 

1 Bryant 15 

5 Anna Maria 1 

4 Brandeis 5 

3 Fitchburg 4 

0 Emmanuel 1 

3 Emmanuel 0 

1 Roger Williams 2 


Trustworthy "KC" behind the plate. 

Cheryl puts the tag on a potential base stealer. 

92 • Sports 

. . . and then "T" ends it with a putout 

Front Row: Chris Clancy, Wendy Stebbins, 

Michelle Bugbee, Terese Kwiatkowski, Karen 
Casella, Liza Paul, Chris Grimes, Aiyiy 

Second Row: Coach Lynne Olson, Angela 

Padavano, Karen Brock, Cheryl Macedo, Barb 
Thissell, Kathy Taylor, Robin Hart, Mary 
Cardoza, Asst. Coach joe Grimes 

Captain Terese lets loose with another pitch. 

Sports • 93 

Front Row: Linda Beach, Michelle Payant, Barney 
Young, Ellen Regan 

Second Row: Elaine Santry, Mary Allen, Elaine 

Third Row: Megan Mosser, Maria Kaliontzis, 
Mara Catlin, Linds 3 y Gage 
Fourth Row: Sharon Measer, Fran Weiss, Kathy 

Missing: Lisa Burke, Cathy Dochak, coach Whit 
















A Perfect Record 

The Women's Track Team made 1983 
a season in which team spirit was 
initiated, victories were gained and a 
strong foundation was laid for the 
team's future. Captain Bernadette 
“Barney" Young and coach Whit 
Griffith played major roles in getting the 
young team on its feet and tallying an 
impressive 4-0 record. 

The season began with a close 53-51 
victory over Assumption. Barney 
started the meet off right with a first 
place in the shot put. Elaine Santry and 
Mary Allen followed with respective 
wins in the javelin and long jump 
events. The track events followed with 
WPI's Michelle Payant, Kathy Bolton 
and Ellen Regan dominating their 

In the next week's meet with Bryant, 
the field events were dominated by the 
Lady Engineers. The girls swept all of 
the throwing events and Lindsay Gage 
won the high jump. Ellen Regan 
brought home two strong wins in the 
200 & 800 distances. Ellen qualified for 
the regionals, but could not participate 
due to illness. Bolton and Allen also 
took home firsts. 

The final meet was a perfect finish for 
the triumphant season. Most of the 
team members contributed to the 82 
points which equalled the sum of the 
scores of the two opponents, Brandeis, 
60 and Clark, 22. 

94 • Sports 

A Disappointing Season 

The men's tennis team had a 
disappointing year, finishing with a 
3-6-1 record. The season started slow 
with 1 victory and 4 losses. The win, 
however, was a sweet one in which WPI 
defeated rival Holy Cross. 

The season seemed to be turning 
around as WPI started to come back, 
winning 2 matches and tying 1 out of 
the next four. In a rain-soaked match 
against Suffolk, WPI managed a 3-3 tie. 
The netmen then easily disposed of 
both Nichols and Assumption, 9-0 and 
8-1 respectively. 

With the match pitting WPI against 
AIC cancelled due to bad weather, the 
team had only a match against Lowell 
left. That match, played on Mayfest, 
ended the season in a disappointing 

The team had a rough time all season, 
losing two of the top players. Carlo 
Gretter and senior Juan Carbarcos early 
in the season. The netmen will now be 
losing seniors Jeff Brandt and captain 
Dave Wilbur, leaving Dan Mott, Greg 
Durand, and sophomores John 
Scacciotti and Tom Costello to lead the 
team to a better season next year. 








Holy Cross 



























Dan Mott heads toward the spinning ball. 
Scacciotti displays his winning form. 

Greg Durand awaits the serve. 

Jeff Brandt concentrates on his return 

Sports • 95 

Mens Chorus and 
Womens Chorale 

The WP1 Mens Chorus 
performs various classical 
works as well as modern 
music in concerts located 
in Worcester and the New 
England area. Between 
fifty and sixty members 
comprise the group. 
Around twenty five 
women make up the WPI 
Chorale. Under the 
direction of Malama 
Robbins, the ladies 
present wide-ranging 
musical selections in a 
number of concerts 
during the year. 

98 • Sports 

Outing Club 

Jim Fenstermacher 
Cherie Powers 
Karen Brock 
Bob Pare 
Robert Kodrzyeki 
Vic Schubert 
Gail Anderson 
Ed Coy 
Linda Beach 
Shauna Donovan 
Paul Pultorak 
Mike Gueltieri 
Kristin Nygard 

Ellen Warms 
Scott Nacey 
Steve Gately 
Bob MacDonald 
Michael Yacavone 
Christie Wopschall 
Liz Groleau 
Eileen Flanagan 
Vick Demos 
Fabio Carrera 
Jeffrey Borggaard 
Mike Prince 

Committee of Concerned Students 

The Committee of 
Concerned Students dealt 
with affairs having an 
impact on the way in 
which the WP1 student 
body was educated. 
During the year, this 
organization strives to 
improve student 
awareness of upcoming 
academic policy changes 
by holding informational 
meetings and forums. In 
this way, the CCS 
performs a valuable 
service by replacing 
apathy with informative 

Sports • 99 



Kim Cote 
Gwyn Crouch 
Joyce Cutting 
Elaine Santry 
Cindy Capuano 
Laurie Whittingham 
Judy O’Coin 
Gary Elias 
Gerry Earabino 
Peter Gurney 
Ken Madamba 
Janina Natrillo 


Gwyn Crouch 
Joyce Cutting 
Sherrie Hess 
Kim Cote 
Gay Gwozdz 
Fern Amuan 
Cindy Capuano 
Andrea Sianop 
Susan Langlais 
Cheryl Trombly 
Janina Natrillo 

Pep Band 

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J if i 

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Sue Ames 
Terry Barber 
Ron Barth 
Jerry Bass 
Monte Becker 
Karen Berka 
Sue Butler 
Loring Chadwick 
Ed Childs 
Jay Cormier 
Rich Correia 
Gayle Dalawrak 
Steve Davi 
Sheldon Dean 
Bob Demattia 
Dennis Donovan 

Bob Edelman 
Bob Figucia 
Linda Groenewal 
Lee Guertin 
Bill Hahn 
Dean Holman 
Paul Holmes 
Paul Kimball 
Sue Kreda 
Steve Krouse 
Bob Kunemund 
Andy Lester 
Jim Madewell 
Paul Maier 
Paul Milott 

Fred Moseley 
Dave Moynihan 
Maureen Mullarkey 
Keith Olsen 
Tom Palasky 
Barbara Parady 
Ron Rappel 
Ron Sabol 
Diana Sauer 
Steve Scarlatta 
Tony Smith 
Doug Tenney 
Shirley Veranis 
Rich Waage 
Alan Weinberg 

100 • Clubs 

Mens and Womens Bowling 

Scott Cote 
Dave Drab 
Joe Grimes 
Greg Hagopian 
Phil Hallee 
Steve Opolski 
John Visbaras 
Dave Wesolowski 
Mike Williams 

The sound of pins 
crashing in the glorious 
cacaphony of a well 
executed strike is what 
the Mens and Womens 
Bowling team is 
constantly striving for. 

Competing in the 
Tri-State League, the 
teams have enjoyed 
considerable success in 
the past few seasons, and 
look forward to winning 
many more league titles. 


Kirsten Storm 
Pam Fearn 
Sue Ames 
Robin Gately 
Sue Coombs 

Clubs • 101 

Frisbee Team 

Kathy Driscoll 
Sharon Keyes 
Leslie Gloyd 
Linda Beach 
Beth Whiteside 
Joanne Shatkin 
Julie Beberman 
Diane Mammarelli 
Nina Hackel 

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Rifle and Pistol Club 

David Barlow 
William Thorpe 
Peter Chrissanthis 
Christopher Dicenso 
Henry Skinner 
Peter Spinney 
Robert MacDonald 
Susan Butler 
Sam Kistler 
Prof. Walter Kistler 

102 • Clubs 

Karate Club 

Briand Beaudin 
Mark Beckwith 
Anuar Barake 
Scott Brazina 
Ken Domes 
John Crowley 
Dan Flowers 
Andy Goldstein 

Kyle Hall 
Alex Jackl 
Charles Loewy 
Sue I’Hommedieu 
Wally Pizzano 
Xiomara Rico 
Jim Santos 
Mike Sepe 



Fencing Club 

Tom Pecorini 
Rich Dickey 
Yau Shing Lee 
Mike Lucas 
Steven Hall 
Ron Duwell 
Tom Watson 
Alex Jackl 

Mike Melisi 
John Crow 
Mark Desmarais 
Joe Tompkins 
Jim Marsh 
Bruce Wood 
John Murray 
Mike Prince 

Clubs • 103 

Wireless Association 

The hobby of Amateur 
Radio is both enjoyable, 
and in times of 
emergency, can provide a 
reliable communications 
link if the need should 

The radio amateur is 
involved with anything 
that has to do with the 
reception and 
transmission of radio 

Basically the Wireless 
Association is for 
individuals interested in 
whom, on what, and to 
where, they 

Sport Parachute Club 

You’re in freefall, 
punching through the 
troposphere at around 
100 mph. The view is 
incredible as you pull the 
rip-cord in one well 
rehearsed movement. As 
the ’chute billows out 
above you, you realize 
that what you have just 
done is both a thrilling and 
unique experience. The 
fast-increasing popularity 
of the Sport Parachute 
Club reflects the 
adventurism” on the WP1 

104 • Clubs 

Science Fiction Society 

The works of people 
like Clarke, Heinlein, 
Asimov and Bradbury 
speak of distant places 
and unique concepts, 
both scientific and social, 
Realizing that science 
fiction literature has its 
own place amidst other 
forms of contemporary 
fiction, the Sci-fi Society 
makes available to its 
members an extensive 
library of classic works in 
this genre. 

Bicycling Club 

Clubs • 105 

Scuba Club 

Judy Sedgewick 
Christine Goodspeed 
Lee Marden 
Todd Becker 
Dean Holman 
Chris Stakutis 
Howard Davidson 
Kristin Nygard 
Thomas Denney 
Willian Nacey 
John McNeil 
Alan Ahlstrom 
joan-Alice O’Connor 
Fabio Carrera 
James Melvin 
Howard Miller 
James Shea 
Peter Woods 
Humberto Guglielmina 
Robert Yard 
David Rainone 
Robert Walters 
Christine Clancy 
Bruce Sullivan 
Donald Link 
Jeffery Plouffe 
John Benson 
David Uchenic 
Thomas Hoblitzell 
David Sbabo 
David Batschauer 

Ski Team 

Almost every weekend 
during the ski season, the 
WPI ski team hits the 
slopes to compete in an 
intercollegiate ski 
conference. They attack a 
variety of mountains in the 
New England 
surroundings, always 
striving to improve their 
record. This goal is 
reflected in their 
consistently oustanding 
showings in their division 
for the last five seasons. 

Jeff Andrews 
Frank Reeves 
Craig Therrien 
Myles Parker 
Dave Coffin 
Dave Grusell 
John Snow 
Dean Athans 

Paul Johnson 
Andy Steere 
Mike Roush 
Chris MacDonnell 
Darrell Wong 
Bob Wilton 
Tom Scoville 

106 • Clubs 

David Allen 
Mark Anderson 
Jerry Bass 
Linda Beach 
Carl Benda 
Hal Broker 
Frank Bronzo 
Neal Cappellino 
Dwight Curry 
Bob Demattia 
David Drab 
Cliff Dufresne 
Andrea Gallant 
Tom Giannetti 
Chris Hannaford 
Bill Holland 
Ken Lanier 
James Lee 
Jim Madewell 
Joan Marler 
Andy Matthews 
Russel McFatter 
Neal Murphy 
Kris Nygard 
Dan Reeve 
Keith Ruskin 
Scott Schenker 
Leslie Schur 
David Wall 
Steve Wheaton 
Marc White 
Steve Wylie 
Uwe Zimmerman 

Student Executive Council 

Matt Goldman 
Meggan McGuiness 
Doug Acker 
Kevin Cavanaugh 
Beth Ann Dupell 
Gerry Earabino 
Pam Fearn 
Tina Gorski 
John Lally 

Heather MacDonald 
Teresa MorUzzi 
Paul Skerker 
Vinny Vignaly 
Marie Harriman 
Geoffery Strage 
Lisa Longwell 
Paula Walker 
Dean Bernard Brown 

Clubs • 107 

Academic Committee 

Todd Cimino 
Marion Keeler 
Annamaria Diaz 
Paul Skerker 
Cathy Culnane 
Janet O’Leary 
Neil Sullivan 

Student Activities Board 

Pam Fearn 
Janina Natrillo 

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Kevin Cavanaugh 
John Lally 
Maureen Walsh 
Terry Barber 
Jim Morton 
Liza Pierro 
Sue Morgan 
Jodi Gates 
Dan Tortolano 
Arpi Aprahamian 
Patty Martone 
Julie Schofield 
Debbie Harrow 
Karen Eklof 
Mike Rousch 
Beth Whiteside 
Krishna Narayan 
Andrea Siano 
Elizabeth Bendaniel 
Megan Moser 
Kathy Kruczek 
Irene Sotirou 


David Rowell 
Cathy Coyne 
Carole Gerardo 
Marybeth Woodward 
Frank Grasso 

Clubs • 109 

The student newspaper of Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

Box 2472, WPI, Worcester. Massachusetts 01609 

Phone (617)793-5464 

Here at WPI, many extracurricular activities are offered, but few 
are as exciting and demanding as that of being a Newspeak staff 
member. The weekly challenge of producing a newspaper, from 
finding the stories, to editing and layout, to getting the papers 
delivered on time provides an unrivaled college experience. 

The members of the former editorial board are to be congratu¬ 
lated on their fine job last year. Lisa Longwell, the past Editor-in- 
Chief, helped to perpetuate many improvements initiated by her 
predecessor, Jim Diemer. Others who were on her editorial board 
are: Mary Montville, Business Manager; John Mar, Features Editor; 

Scott Daniels, Graphics Editor; Joe Grimes, Sports Editor; and Asso¬ 
ciate Editors Keith Agar, Howard Cyker, Greg Doerschler, and Eric 
Schade. The present staff wishes them luck in their future en¬ 

This year, under the direction of the new Editor-in-Chief Steve 
Knopping, the paper has seen several changes. Many new col¬ 
umns have been instituted, more research articles are being as¬ 
signed to story writers, and even the sports section is more 
thorough and organized than last year. 


Howard Bernard 
John Dranchak 
Larry Leung 
Jeanne Benjamin 
Jim Morton 
Debbie Allen 
Geoff Strage 
Erin O’Connell 
Walter Plante 
Samir Ghosh 
Neil Sullivan 

Lisa Longwell 

Editor-in-Chief, 1982 

Steve Knopping 

Editor-in-Chief, 1983 

Scott Schenker 


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Jack Nickerson 

Associate Editor 

Walter Plante 

Associate Editor 

Bob Eiermann 


Kirsten Storm 


Dave Drab 


Ed Childs 


Marlon Keeler 

Sports Editor 

Dave Tormey 

Sports Editor 

Clubs *111 

Class Officers 

Class of ’83 

Debbie Biederman, Lynn St. Germain, 
Mark Hannigan, Heather MacDonald, 
Sonia Adrianowycz 

Class of'85 

Class of '86 

112 • Clubs 

The Newman Apostolate 

Clubs • 113 


Peddler Staff 


Cathy Culnane 
Maureen Sexton 


John P. van Alstyne 


Norman Benrimo, 
Yearbook Associates 
Arnie Lohmann, 
Hunter Publishing Co. 

Student Life Section 

Kathy Kruczek 
Walter Precourt 
Anji Seth 
Andrea Siano 
Steve Winn 

Academics Section 

Jenny Davis 
Dave Femia 
Gay Gwozdz 
Kathy Kruczek 
Walter Precourt 
Anji Seth 
Kevin Trudel 
Fran Weiss 

Advertising Section 

Debbie Hanna, ed. 
Sharon Gerolamo 
Ellen Keaney 
Jane Norris 
Nathan Smith 

Senior Section 

Jackie Gemma, ed. 
Jinny Guerrin, asst. ed. 
Sue Leslie 

Sports Section 

Greg Danti, layout ed. 
Chuck Hickey, info ed. 
Carla Blakslee 
Steve Demers 
Angela Frankudakis 
Charlie Garland 
Phil Grebinar 
Joe Grimes 
Mike Horgan 
joe lantosca 
Jeff Kelly 
Mark Mandel 
Nancy McLane 
Pam Russel 

John Scaciotti 
Nathan Smith 
Paul Sorrento 
Curt Whitehead 
Bernadette Young 

Events Section 

Lynn St. Germain, ed. 

Steve Winn 
Nancy Zimmerman 

Clubs Section 

Mike Strzepa, ed. 

Fraternities Section 

Sonia Adrianowycz, ed. 
Beth Roughan, asst. ed. 


Debbie Harrow, ed. 

Neil Sullivan, Financial ed. 


Dan Farrar, co-ed. 

Mark Scott, co-ed. 


Eric Soederberg, ed. 

Dariusz Laskowski, asst. ed. 

Doug Anneser 

Jon Baskin 

Jeff Benrimo 

David Drab 

Maura Eagen 

Bill Fleischer 

Mike Gagnon 

Samiir Ghosh 

Humberto Gulielmina 

Dan Jacavanco 

Jack Kelly 

Jeff Kelly 

Roberta Klisiewicz 
Alison Krebs 
David La Branche 
Larry Leung 
Laura Mackertich 
Mark Mandel 
Erin O’Connel 
Sandeep Palit 
Witold Pawlowicz 
Roger Perry 
Mike Roush 
Pat Scott 
Judy Sedgewick 
Nathan Smith 
Geoff Strange 
Bruce Sullivan 
Bruce Viestra 

Clubs *115 



Best Wishes 

to the 

Class of 1983 

from the 

Class of 1986 

Congratulations to the 
Class of '83 

from the 

Class of '84 

116 • Clubs 

Best Wishes 
to the 

CLASS of 1983 

from the 

Class of 1985 

CLASS of 1983 


Epsilon Chapter 



Clubs *117 


The concept of the Plan began not in 
1968 as most people believe, but in 
1865. The foundation of the “Two 
Towers,” the relationship of technology 
and society, dates back to the founding 
of the Institute by John Boynton and 
Ichabod Washburn. Boynton believed 
that theory and science were essential 
while Washburn endorsed a more 
practical, “hands-on” approach to 
education. These concepts guided WPI’s 
educational schema from its inception. 

The Plan itself began innocently 
enough. At a faculty meeting on June 14, 
1968, Professor William Shipman 
claimed that the college was drifting 
without academic purpose. The school 
was good, but it had nothing exceptional 
or uniquely challenging to offer a good 
student. President Harry Storke, at this 
prompting, appointed the President’s 
Planning Group to draw up a plan for 
long range development. Shipman, John 
van Alstyne, John Boyd, Charles 
Heventhal, William Roadstrum, and 
Stephen Weininger were appointed to 
start the planning process. After 
presenting the first report, “Two Towers 
I,” they resigned and suggested that the 
faculty elect its own committee. At this 
point Romeo Moruzzi and William 
Grogan replaced Roadstrum and 
Weininger on the committee which led 
the faculty’s efforts to transform WP1. 

A year and a half later a final report, 
entitled “Two Towers IV: A Plan,” was 
submitted to the faculty. The WP1 Plan 
was approved by a two-to-one vote. 

Since its creation, the Plan has 
undergone subtle changes in its 
interpretation and its execution. This 
past year, being the tenth anniversary of 
the Plan, a study was done to investigate 
how successful different aspects of the 
Plan have been. The Accredidation Board 
for Engineering and Technology (ABET) 
found one main fault with the Plan: 
graduates seemed to lack a solid 
background in the basic sciences. 

Through campus reactions, 
shortcomings were pointed out in the 
advising system, the competency exam, 
and completion of qualifying projects. 
The entire WP1 community was heard 
from, but it was the Committee on 
Academic Policy (CAP) that was given 
the task of reevaluating the Plan and 
proposing new degree requirements. 
The new requriements most importantly 
had to satisfy the accredidation board. 

Open meetings, student, faculty, and 
administrative committees, and the 
student newspaper Newspeak all served 
as vehicles for the change. In the end, 
however, it was the faculty who would 
decide what would happen to the WPI 

After all the input about the changes 
had been accumulated and considered, 
the faculty, in a series of special 
meetings, discussed each section of the 
CAP Plan proposal. In the final vote on 
the entire proposal, the faculty agreed to 
one basic change from the original Plan: 
the addition of distribution requirements. 

The requirements are optional for each 
department, and each department’s 
requirements must be approved by the 
entire faculty. It is the hope of the faculty 
that this additional graduation 
requirement will satisfy ABET’s major 
concern for a basic science background 
while still allowing for as much flexibility 
in the choice of courses as possible. 


The humanities minor (Sufficiency) 
gives the student a focused and 
concentrated introduction to the 
humanities. For some, it is the easiest 
requirement; for others the most 
difficult. For many, the red ink of the 
advisor’s pen becomes a common and 
frustrating sight. 

The Interactive Qualifying Project 
(IQP) widens the undergraduate’s view 
to the intricate interactions of society 
and technology. The IQP areas combine 
technical issues with moral and ethical 
judgements, social needs, value 
systems, and cultural considerations. 
They also give the opportunity to 
understand and to communicate with 
other sectors of society. 

The IQP is often considered to be the 

124 • Academics 

most innovative and powerful aspect of 
the Plan. For this very reason it is often 
the most difficult for a student to 
complete. Many times he has no 
previous knowledge of the area, and 
then he finds that his advisor, too, has 
limited knowledge. In addition, the 
student is often faced with the 
continuous problem of keeping enough 
technological and social reference in the 
project. Anyone lucky enough to have an 
expert handy can jump these hurdles 
more easily than others. 

The Major Qualifying Project (MQP) 
deeply involves a student in problem 
solving or design in his chosen 
profession. It helps to give a view of the 
real world to an otherwise 
classroom-oriented major area of study. 

Both qualifying projects, though, mirror 
the real world in some ways more than 
others. Classroom learning may not be 
sufficient to get the job done, and long 
hours are spent in libraries or travelling 
to new sources. Deadlines are often 
extended; with final reports passed in by 
students gasping for breath minutes 
before projects are due. 

The Competency exam (Comp) tests 
the undergraduate’s ability to integrate 
knowledge, resources, and methods on 
a significant problem. Each department 
offers the Comp in a slightly different 
way. Yet, there are two things all Comps 
have in common. It scares the pants off 
of everyone, and each department 
requires an oral defense of the work. The 
oral is enough to give someone 

butterflies that make a flock of geese 
look small by comparison. 

The education gained by an open 
mind under the Plan is indeed 
extraordinary. The heart of the Plan, its 
projects, extend the student beyond the 
classroom to develop a confident, 
conscious, and conscientious engineer. 
If anything, they teach one how to stay 
up late at night. 



New discoveries in the past decade in 
gene splicing and tissue culture 
techniques have given rise to 
biotechnology. The boom in 
biotechnology in recent years has begun 
to change the role of biology from a 
research science to an applied science, it 
has created a new area for engineering. 
This changing role has triggered a new 
approach to the study of biological 
science at WPI. 

The beginning of the 1982-1983 
academic year was greeted with a new 
name for the old Life Sciences 
Department: the Biology and 
Biotechnology Department. This was 
inspired by the changing trends in 
biological sciences and the creation of a 
new major at WPI to meet the needs of 
industry for biological engineers: 
Bio-technology. The need for trained 
bio-technologists is just beginning and 
promises to grow as new discoveries are 

The growing interest in Biotechnology 
is reflected in a steadily increasing 
enrollment over the past few years in the 
department both in majors and 
non-majors. Many areas of interest are 
being explored through such projects as: 
biomass conversion, water quality, 
cancer, blood cell structure, agricultural 
applications, cell energetics, and 
mechanization of tissue culture. 
Development of these areas as well as 
others will help to prepare WPI for the 
coming age or biotechnology. 

With the close of the 1982-1983 
academic year the Biology and 
Biotechnology department will be 
bidding farewell to Dr. Kenneth Giles, the 
department head. Dr. Giles was highly 
instrumental in the implementation or 
Biotechnology at WPI and subsequent 
growth of the department in this area. 

A new era is upon us, an era that will 
integrate the physical principles of 
engineering with the science of biology, 
and only the creativity of the student will 
set the limits to this potential. 

126 • Academics 



Over the past year the Chemistry and 
Chemical Engineering departments at 
WPI have seen some changes. The need 
for more laboratory experience in the 
undergraduate Chemical Engineering 
program prompted the department to 
introduce a controls laboratory into the 
curriculum. This lab gives the students 
some hands-on training which is 
necessary to become successful 
engineers. Professor Yi H. Maand his 
Chemical Engineering department are 
also looking to add a computer system 
to their Chemical Engineering facilities. 
There is a great need for such a system. 
Competition in the field of Chemical 
Engineering is tough and the Chemical 
Engineering department is doing 
everything in their power to produce the 
finest quality of engineers. It is expected 
that the lull in the Chemical Engineering 
field will start to ease up in the next year. 

The small but professional Chemistry 
department, lead by Professor James W. 
Pavlic, is also constantly upgrading the 
facilities so that Chemistry students will 
have quality training. The Chemistry 
department this year welcomed a new 
member to their staff, Professor Paul M. 

Both the Chemical Engineering and 
Chemistry departments have societies 
on campus whose main function is to 
increase the professor-student 
relationship, therefore, making the 
learning process easier. The Americal 
Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE) 
at WPI held many faculty-student 
functions such as their first annual 
Octoberfest. The Skeptical Chemists 
held tutoring session for undergraduate 
students and also student-faculty 
functions over the past years. Both 
groups sponsored many guest speakers. 

The two groups are currently working 
on remodeling the student lounge in 
Goddard Hall. The lounge is being done 
over from top to bottom. New furniture, 
carpeting and paint will replace the old. 
This is the largest project the societies 
have undertaken this year. 

128 • Academics 

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You know it’s Springtime when you 
see the Civil Engineering students with 
their transits and tape measures out on 
Kaven lawn! Remember those three days 
that seemed like eternity? Who ever 
thought one’s hair could turn grey so 
feist? Remember Professor Koontz’s 
Depth question and how long it was, or 
what about having Professor Sage’s 
Breadth question? Fluids? What’s Fluids? 

The Civil Engineering student chapter 
of the American Society of Civil 
Engineers has become very active over 
the past year after a long period of lack 
of interest. During the 1982-83 school 
year Guy Busa was President; Todd 
Regonini and Jack Henderson, Vice 
Presidents; Rick Nasman, Secretary and 
David Beane, Treasurer. Dr. Paramisivan 
Jayachandran is the faculty advisor. The 
chapter acts as a liason between 
engineers in training and the field that CE 
students will be entering. It organizes a 
lot of professional presentations for the 
students, and by doing so, helps to 
increase the interest of different 


companies in WPI. Some of ASCE’s other 
activities are mini courses throughout 
the year, their annual picnic, and the 
"always fun” combination field trip and 
Red Sox game. This year they also have a 
Concrete Canoe Race planned. 

Chi Epsilon honor society has been in 
existence at WPI since 1961. During the 
1982-83 year Chris Erikson was 
President; Jim Luskay, Vice President; 
Nancy McLane, Secretary-Treasurer and 
Allen Leblanc, Editor. One of the major 
accomplishments of Chi Epsilon was 
initiating Dr. Frank D. DeFalco as an 
“honorary member” of the society. 
Professor DeFalco was one of the 
original members of Chi Epsilon and has 
recently stepped down from being 

faculty advisor after fifteen years. The 
new advisor is Dr. Richard D. Desrosiers. 
Also initiated this year as a new member 
was Dr. Frederick L. Hart. Chi Epsioon 
sponsored the “Dollar-a-Year” 
fundraiser. Each alumnus is asked to 
donate a dollar for every year that he has 
been out of school. The students raised 
close to five-hundred dollars, which was 
used towards various Civil Engineering 
and Chi Epsilon activities. 

In closing, a special thanks is 
bestowed upon Professor Richard W. 
Lamothe for his dedication to the 
department and students here at WPI. 
Professor Lamothe will be retiring from 
teaching at the end of this year after 
being with WPI since 1957. 



The Computer Science department 
has worked hard to keep up with 
research areas in computer science. 
Networks seminars, database courses 
and weekly presentations have been 
sponsored by the faculty this year. The 
faculty have also had their share of fun. In 
addition to the usual pub happy hours 
and Halloween party, Stan Selkow’s 
“Goodbye Fortran” party and April Fool’s 
Day surprise helped to keep the 
department in good spirits. 

Math has been an important part of all 
WPI students’ curricula since the school’s 
opening over 100 years ago. More 
recently, the related filed of Computer 
Science has joined Math as an integral 
component in the field of engineering 
and the curriculum at WPI. Both 
departments have been expanding in 
recent years as they try to keep up with 
new developments in their 
ever-changing fields. 

The Math department has grown in 
terms of both faculty and areas of 
concentration in the past four years. A 
new mathematics area, Computer Math, 
joined the existing four areas of 
Statistics, Applied Math, Operations 
Research and Actuarial Sciences this 
year. The number of graduating Math 
majors has remained small in recent 
years and actually droped fifty percent to 
seven in the past four years. 

The Computer Science department 
has attracted some would-be Math 
majors; its ranks have doubled since 
1979 with ’83 graduates numbering 
sixty-five. The department faculty has 
also grown significantly and in 1980 
moved form the third floor of Washburn 
Hall to Atwater Kent, which the 
department now shares with the EE 

A new computer facility, built into the 
newly renovated Atwater Kent quarters, 
was made the home of a new 32 bit 
mini-computer, the MV8000, donated 
by Data General Corporation. The 
MV8000 terminals replaced the 
punched cards of the Univac as the 
medium used to complete assignments 
for the introductory computer courses. 
Most of the advanced coursework is 
completed using the DEC-20 computer 
located at WACCC. The DEC-20 
replaced a DEC-10 just two years ago, 
but increased use has caused some 
controversial attempts to both update 
the computer system and to require 
students to purchase their own personal 




The Electrical Engineering department 
is the largest department at WPI and at 
present serves over 700 students. This 
enrollment has been increasing for the 
past ten years and can be associated 
with the addition of eight new staff 
members to the department in the last 
five years. Twenty-four full time faculty 
members are presently dedicated to 
approximately 140 Bachelor of Science, 
30 Masters of Science and one 
Doctorate of Physical Science Electrical 
Engineering candidates each year. The 
EE department is proud of its staff and 
accomplishments. The Department 
Head, Doctor Harit Majmudar, had this 
comment, “Scholarly activity of the 
faculty has resulted in 45 publications in 
the last two years.” 

In the newly renovated Atwater Kent 
building the laboratories can be 
separated into two categories. The first is 
the Teaching Labs used mostly for 
undergraduate project work and 
classroom-related laboratory exercises. 
This category consists of the Computer 
Engineering Lab, Communications Lab, 
Electronics Lab, Circuits Lab, Electric 
Machine and Power System Lab and the 

Microwave Lab. The Image Processing 
Lab, whose construction was funded by 
the National Science Foundation, and 
the Power Electronics Lab constitute the 
Research category of the Electrical 
Engineering department’s laboratories. 

There is considerable research being 
conducted by the Electrical Engineering 
faculty and students in many areas 
including computer engineering, solid 
state devices, digital communication, 
power systems, theory, power 
electronics, image processing, and 
bio-medical engineering. Much of this 
research is sponsored by outside 
organizations including the National 
Science Foundation, Electric Power 
Industry and the United States 
Department of Defense. Contributions 
result in approximately three hundred 
thousand dollars of sponsored research 
a year. 

WPI’s expanding Electrical Engineering 
department is preparing students for a 
promising future. Each year recruiters 
come from all over the country including 
California, Florida, and Texas to secure 
WPI EE graduates for their companies. 

There are three undergraduate majors 
in Management offered at WPi; straight 
Management (MG), Management with 
Computer Applications (MGC) and 
Management Engineering (MGE). A 
MGE degree combines the basic 
concepts of Management with a 
technical background in one of the 
engineering disciplines. Likewise, a MGC 
major gains his/her technical experience 
in Computer Science. The need for 
people with these skills is growing as our 
society becomes more technologically 
advanced; this advancement requiring 
qualified managers. 

As a department, Management 
students are a very involved group. The 
WPI Management Society aims to make 
students aware of the opportunities 
available and the challenges they will be 
facing in the business world. This year, 


the Society has sponsored speakers 
from various industries. Students are 
fortunate to be able to interact with 
professionals at meetings of the 
American Institute of Industrial 
Engineers and the American 
Association of Cost Engineers. The 
Society is a student chapter of two 
other trade organizations, the Society 
for Advanced Management and the 
American Marketing Association. The 
Coffee Lounge located in Salisbury Labs 
is managed by the officers of the 
Management Society and employs 
work-study students to keep it running. 

In addition to developing a sense of 
professionalism among its students, the 
department also encourages social 
activities to give professors and students 
a chance to mingle outside the 
classroom. The Christmas Party, held in 

the Pub this year, was a fun time for all. 
After a Turkey dinner, Crockett provided 
the entertainment for the evening. In the 
Fall and again in the Spring, the Society 
threw two Beer &. Pizza parties. With the 
end of the school year came the annual 
faculty/student picnic and, new this year, 
Salisbury Happy Hour. 

In recognition for their achievements, 
top students are inducted into Epsilon 
Upsilon Pi, tne Management Honor 
Society. This year EUP sponsored a 
Career Night at which WPI alumni spoke 
to students about their careers and the 
opportunities available in Management 
fields. As another service, EUP members 
provided tutoring in Management and 
engineering courses that were being 
offered each term. 




As technology advances towards 
computers and automation, the 
Mechanical Engineering Department has 
not been left behind. The department 
has added a large amount of equipment 
in recent years and is continually 

The Manufacturing Engineering 
Applications Center (MEAC) has been 
established and includes the robotics lab. 
They have four robots which are used by 
students for MQP’s. Three companies, 
Emhart, Norton, and Heald, are 
members of the growing program which 
enables students to work directly with 
engineers and industry. 

The computer aided manufacturing 
(CAM) lab contains five computers used 
with the injection molding and CNC 
milling machines. CAM can also be 
connected to the computer aided 
design (CAD) lab. 

The CAD lab became operational in 
August, 1981. Introductory courses are 
offered as well as project opportunities 

to students of all disciplines. The 
program also includes mini-courses for 
managers, engineers, designers, and 
drafters in local industry. 

The Apple lab, now in operation for 
two years, was acquired to support 
computer graphics and computer aided 
design in addition to programming 
needs. Courses employing the Apples 
may require work solely in the lab or as a 
supplement to regular course work. 

A major renovation of Washburn will 
be completed by the summer of 1984. It 
will house several separate materials 
engineering labs, a new lecture hall, as 
well as an enlarged robotics lab. New 
modules, each equipped with a lathe, 
milling machine, tooling, and 
videocassette, will encourage a more 
self-sufficient approach to education. 

The Mechanical Engineering 
Department has done much to keep 
pace with technology and plans 
indicate that growth will not end here. 



computers, and CNC 
machines have 

— B.E. Gordon 

The 1982-83 school year saw some 
good times for the Physics department, 
both in and out of the classroom. On the 
academic side, the department has 
grown significantly in the last two years. 
Lenn Kupferberg, Richard Quimby and 
Jan Tobochnik joined the faculty and 
continued their impressive research in 
the fields of condensed solids and 
laser-induced reactions in solids. 
Professor Jerald Weiss has been working 
in dielectrics for IBM. One of the most 


important projects currently being done 
in the department is an attempt to lay 
claim to the world’s smallest ion beam. 
Ray Goloskie and associate Fred Martin 
have a good chance of accomplishing 
this tremendous goal in the future. 

The majority of Physics students in the 
class of ’83 looked towards graduate 
school for their near-future plans. 
Graduate schools at the University of 
Rochester, Duke University, San Diego 
University, the University of California at 
Berkeley and the University of Illinois will 
enjoy the attendance ofWPI graduates. 

As usual, the Physics department 

enjoyed their share of social events this 
year. Besides the normal picnics with 
master chef Sir Sev Ritchie at the grill, the 
department celebrated Bob Long’s 
twenty-fifth anniversary in Olin Hall. 

In athletics the Physics students 
excelled. The department’s basketball 
team, “The Degenerate Spinors,” had 
another winning season with the 
shooting of Steve Dehais and John 
Hanavan. “We would have won more 
games,” claimed captain Tom 
Weiderman, “except that we forgot to 
take into account the rotation of the 
earth when we shot the ball.” 

140 • Academics 

Academics • 141 

TG1F rules the Punts . . . The Third Floor. . . We don’t care!. . . Marty!. . . Rex at the Video Helm . . . The punt machine . . . Buck the Plumber. . . Hilow, the red eyed brother 


Night in Cairo . . . Charlie Brown . . . Hey big guy . . . Mich Ligh 

144 • Greeks 

Jay Cameron, President 
Dave Sauerbrey, Vice President 
Dariusz Laskowski, Treasurer 
Steve Fiorelli, Secretary 
Richard Olson, Advisor 



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Dan Alcombright 
William Andrews 
William Baron 
Steve Baturin 
Robert Bergland 
John Bozenhard 
Quentin Brown 
Ralph Casale 
Andrew Cott 
Ted Devin 
Chris Duggan 
James Duncan 
William Flynn 
Steve Gardner 
Matthew Goldman 
George Graw 
Rich Hilow 
Brian Keogh 
Andrew Krassowski 
Steve Mann 
Brian McLaughlin 
James Nichols 
John Niedzielski 
Mike Palmer 
Robert Power 
Robert Reinfurt 
Jeff Remillard 
Rich Rydant 
Mike Salk 
Robert Sawyer 
John Scannell 
Chris Stakutis 
Mark Stanley 
Rick Thomas 
Mitch Wright 

Mr. Wonderful. . . 
Buddyxxxxer. . . 


Delta Sigma Tau Chapter 
8 Boynton Street 

Greeks *145 

Sherrie Hess, President 

Lee-Anne Charbonneau, 1st Vice President 

Renee Cardinal, 2nd Vice President 

Deena Oriente, Treasurer 

Cindy Capuano, Recording Secretary 

Debbie Allen, Corresponding Secretary 

Carol Price, Advisor 

Zeta Zeta Chapter 
WPI Box 2850 

Sue Ames 
Nancy Armery 
Liz Aspden 
Mary Bartos 
Donna Bagdonovich 
Pam Berg 
Juliann Bussell 
Chris Cataldo 
Nancy Chatis 
Lisa Chaves 
Tricia Coughlin 
Ginia Coulter 
joyce Cutting 
Ann Marie Daly 
Eileen Delaney 

Dale DeLibero 
Cathy Dochak 
Linda Dunn 
Beth Dupell 
Meg Fallon 
Stevie Ford 
Hazel Fotheringham 
Lori Freeman 
Jackie Gemma 
Michele Goguen 
Christel Goy 
Kelly Hayes 
Mary Ingemi 
Connie Keefe 
Denise Kuenzig 

Lisa LaChance 
Deb Lamontagne 
Julie Lindstrom 
Sue Loconto 
Barbara Mace 
Kelli Mackey 
Diedre Malley 
Diedre McCarthy 
Donna McRae 
Teresa Moruzzi 
Kathy Notariani 
Judie O’Coin 
Joanne Papalardo 
Elaine Phelan 
Deb Powell 

Michelle Provencal 
Lisa Razzaboni 
Marie Ristuccia 
Kris Ryding 
Gail Smith 
Beth Strobel 
Kim Tadgell 
Cheryl Trombly 
Diedre Urbaetis 
Sue Walker 
Mary White 
Sue Woods 
Barney Young 
Linda Ziegler 


Wodka A Wemonade . . . the Human Alphabet . . . least nobel petal . .. mandatory FCT ... Be there and like it . . . 

146 • Greeks 

Green M&JVl’s. . . Friendly’s Run ... Air raid 


Greeks • 147 

Dancing . . . good psych!. . . those alpha gam songs . . . singing in the streets . . . more M8JV\’s . . . pajama parties . . . more green M8JV\’s ... mandatory!! 

ATO Cocktail Party ... Tequila & Goldfish Party ... Homecoming Feast ... Orphan Christmas Party ... Penthouse Pubs ... The Red Sox Trip ... Ralph’s . 

ALPHA TAU OMEGA Omega House . . . BHS . . . Crystal & Juliet. . . The Old Bastard 

148 • Greeks 

Mark Boivin, President 

John Atkinson, Vice President 

Daniel Farrar, Treasurer 

Steven Bednarz, Recording Secretary 

David D’Addario, Corresponding Secretary 

Harry Thompson, Advisor 

Ma Fell, Housemother 

Gamma Sigma Chapter 
10 Regent Street 

Christopher Alley 
Eric Borgsted 
Angelo Cacciatore 
Fabio Carrera 
Christoph Cavigioli 
Chris Chenis 
Scott Cormier 
Danny Doe 
Neil DuBois 
Christopher Eckler 
Craig Falkenham 
Martin Ferguson 
Michael Fields 
Karl Fischer 
Ed Ford 
Scott Fortier 
Victor Geraci 
Benjamin Hantz 
Chris Heyl 
Tom Huckman 
Joseph Iantosca 
Steven Labbitt 
John Lally 
Michael Lally 
Ken Linberg 
Larry Massaro 
Jamie McElhiney 
John Meehan 
William Michaud 
Emadeddin Muntasser 
Kevin Murray 
John Packer 
Matthew Parker 
Benjamin Paul 
Eric Peterson 
Roy Peterson 
Walter Pizzano 
Don Post 
Kevin Prince 
Greg Ryan 
Paul Ryder 
Gary Sargent 
Michael Scanlon 
Greg Speer 
Michael Stone 
Thomas Tillman 
Vincent Vignaly 
Ken Webber 
Kevin Wenta 
David Wilbur 
David Williams 
Steven Winn 
Darrell Wong 
Michael Yacavone 

Silver Beach . . . 


Greeks • 149 

Jinny Guerrin, President 
Cathy Dalton, Vice President 
Kathy Cronin, Treasurer 
Wendy Stebbins, Secretary 
Barbara Ziff, Advisor 

Phi Omicron Chapter 
WPI Box 2560 

Kim Bauman 
Katherine Bolton 
Sue Boucher 
Michelle Bugbee 
Mary Cardoza 
Karen Casella 
Mara Catlin 

Chris Clancy 
Sue Coombs 
Mari-Agnes Flynn 
Betty Ann Gustafson 
Sharon Hemmingway 
Denise Johnston 
Marion Keeler 

Elaine Keenan 
Terese Kwiatkowski 
Sondra Morrissey 
Cathy Murray 
Angela Padavano 
Michelle Payant 
Patty Porcaro 

Kathy Spieler 
Donna Swenson 
Amy Swotinsky 
Jackie Thibeault 
Barbara Thissell 
Carrie Thompson 
Chiara Whalen 


Give ma a hand . . . Search the booth . . . Eating and scholarship. . . Egg shampoo . . . Hancuffs . . . Yardsale . . . 

150 • Greeks 

Mission impossible . . . Leatha. . . Quickly Tech 


Greeks • 151 

Pearl Harbor. . . Squiggles . . . With you . . . Fried dough sale . . . Tug of War Champs . . . W.P.I.s . . . Pledge raids and kidnaps . . . Kermit. . . Again!!!. . . Again! 

Ain’t not be . . . KAAGLER’S . . . Feed ... On the wagon (Bud, that is). . . One . . . Two . . . Drink!!!. . . Marlin Day 199... Get a clue ... E to the clueless . . . S.T.Y.P 

LAMBDA CHI ALPHA Meyer eats Quiche . . . The Mung Man . . . OK Boys, Flaaatcake 

152 • Greeks 

Joe Santos, President 
Willie Hyland, Vice President 
Pete Manca, Treasurer 
Ed Walls, Secretary 
Mark Coscenza, Advisor 

Chuck Andrew 
Ed Austras 
Ray Baker 
Jim Ball 
Rob Bates 
Bob Bauchiero 
Joe Boggio 




Pi Chapter 
12 Boynton Street 

John Buckley 
Jeff Bulette 
Bill Campell 
Bill Clemmey 
Bruce Carbone 
Dan Coakley 
Tom Crowley 
Jim Coyne 
Pat Duffy 
Mike Duquette 
Greg Durand 
Jeff Eels 
Gregg Fiddes 
Bill Fitzgerald 
Tracy Gamble 
Skip Gummow 
Nick Hannon 
Jim Harlor 
Rob Henderson 
Dave Henry 
Tom Horan 
Peter Hunt 
Steve Joyce 
Greg Kelly 
Steve Kelly 
Dan Kennedy 
Ray Keough 
Scott Latvalla 
Jamie Linhares 
Bob Lokuta 
Paul Lukasiewicz 
Jason Macari 
Pete Marino 
Joe McCartin 
John McDonald 
John McNamara 
George Miller 
Paul Mulroney 
John Mundy 
Stu Murray 
Mike Nelson 
Joe Nikosey 
Mike O’Donoghue 
Chris Papile 
Chuck Pappis 
Jim Petropulos 
Russell Philpot 
Dan Pitkowsky 
Brad Pickett 
Mike Pockette 
Chris Robbins 
Steve Rogerson 
Dave Santos 
Bill Simpson 
Chuck Strobel 
Dean Stockwell 
joe Sweeney 
Chris Trainor 
Sal Vella 
Dan Ward 
John Welch 
Chris Whitney 
Doug Zuklie 


Harley . .. Queaf. . . Conan . . . Good Times Cafe . . . Bone Crew ... We have a roof]... The Dream Team . . . 

Greeks • 153 

Doug Acker 
Paul Ahlijanian 
Craig Baptiste 
Mark Boudette 
Eric Boudreau 
Scott Brazina 
Jeff Breed 
Lou Caldrelio 
Kevin Callahan 
Ernie Capozzi 
Todd Cimino 
Mark Coggin 
Jeff Cocozzo 
Ned Corini 
Joe Crispo 
Phil Cyr 

Pete Denkewicz 
Jany Dumphy 
Jim Dunn 
Chris Good 
Craig Gosselin 
Mike Grasis 
Tom Hoblitzell 
Jeff Horowitz 
Gary lannone 
Adam Joffe 
Paul Johnson 
Telly Kassos 
Jeff Kelley 
Steve Kelley 
John Kenneally 
Apostal Laske 
Jerry Lentz 
Dennis Leonard 
Tom Levergood 
Scott Lindsay 
Steve Lombardo 
Kevin Madden 
Walt McConaghy 
Paul McAskill 
Dan McCrory 
Dave Metrano 
Mark Millay 
Dave Navaroli 
Ron Nichols 
Steve Ovellette 
Ed Ortler 
Mark Padula 
Dave Paparella 
A1 Pelli 

Doug Powers 
Paul Pultorak 
Perry Riani 
Franz Roesner 
Ralph Rondinone 
Chris Ross 
Martin Schall 
Mike Schwinn 
Dave Sheehan 
Jim Sielaff 
Pete Sifferlen 
Ken St. Hilaire 
Ron Tarallo 

Greg Tashjian 
John Towner 
Wally Towner 
Tim Ufert 
Ken Ward 
Jay Zavada 

Mark Robichaud, President 

Jerry St. Pierre, Treasurer 

John Gorman, Recording Secretary 

Jim Villano, Corresponding Secretary 

Randy Brown, Historian 

Walter Knapp, Advisor 

Pi Iota Chapter 
99 Salisbury Street 


Skippy . . . The Island . . . Purple Pig Award . . . CAS1. . . Cherry Club . . . AA7 . . . Rug Slides . . . Mimi. . . X-Mas trees 

154 • Greeks 

“Hey guys, We’ve got problems” . . . “Is Jackie dead yet?” 


Greeks *155 

Joe Reefer. . . Amy. . . Goody . . . Bus ride ... Pig Dinners . . . Homecoming . . . Alumni. . . Gamites . . . Christmas Party ... Mimi Special ... Silver Bullet 

Albert Fish . . . The Gopher. . . Danker Square . . . RF. . . Happy Hour. . . The Dog . . . KAP Assholes . . . Manone . . . Old Swill. . . Santa Claus Gets Busted 


Big Brothers/Little Brothers ... Nipples ... Faculty Cocktail 

156 • Greeks 

Mike Horgan, President 
Nick Pirog, Vice President 
Tom Wilsack, Treasurer 
Brian Klaubert, Secretary 
Dean Grogan, Advisor 

Rich Amico 
Mark Auger 
Paul Bergantino 
John Bibinski 
Charles Bienia 
Rick Boosey 
Bob Bursiewicz 
Sean Caffe rty 
Rich Caloggero 
Joe Capua 
Mike Carbone 
Alan Carpenter 
Lou Castriotta 

Lambda Chapter 
26 Institute Road 

Mark Cincotta 
Dave Coffin 
Brian Coleman 
Tom Costello 
Steve Criscione 
Bob Cundiff 
Mike Dagle 
John Dahill 
Dave Day 
Chris Dobrowski 
Brian Dodge 
Tim Donnellon 
Jim Dumas 

Jeff Eagle 
Michael Egan 
Scott Elithorpe 
Rich Engert 
Bill Foraco 
Rich Fitzgerald 
Bill Fleischer 
Doug Foglio 
Paul Fortier 
Jeff Fuller 
Paul Furtado 
Steve Graveline 
Paul Grautski 

John Griffin 
Bruce Haley 
Lance Hall 
Jim Hanna 
Bob Hess 
Paul Hogan 
Jim Houskeeper 
Manuel Irujo 
Jim Jackman 
John Joseph 
John Keane 
John Keating 
Mike Kelly 
Steve Kelm 
Chuck Kenyon 
Eric Langevin 
Jim Leonardo 
Don Letson 
Kevin Lynch 
Stu Maceachern 
Roland Marquis 
Bob Massaroni 
Jim Mckay 
Keith Michaud 
Jim Mirabile 
Eric Nelson 
John Pacheco 
Dave Parker 
Dave Paquette 
Joe Parisi 
Lou Peluso 
Jim Pewarski 
Steve Pinkerton 
Frank Reeves 
Mike Riley 
Bill Ryan 
Pat Sacco 
Mike Savage 
John Scacciotti 
Dave Sledzik 
Bob Soares 
Mike Splaine 
Paul Steinberg 
Joe Stella 
Rich Sylvestre 
Mike Thorn 
Barry Tripp 
Roger Uszakiewicz 
Scott Vallee 
Paul Vitali 
Gordon Walker 
Brian Wetzel 
Frank Zanghi 

The Dorm ... Tip the Cup ... Screech ... The Red Tide ... Tuesday Happy Hour... Party at the KAP ... Be Dere ... 


Greeks • 157 

Ken Arruda 
John Benson 
Joel Bernstein 
Craig Brodeur 
Paul Cass 
Paul Carroll 
Jim Cialdea 
Kevin Collamore 
Chris Coulter 
Mike Crimmins 
Martin Custer 
Adel Daster 
Russ Delude 
Tony Defrancisco 
Mark Dinapoli 
George Duane 
Conrad Duffy 
John Economou 
Bob Fillipone 
Paul Goodrich 
Bob Grogan 
Pat Guida 
Jim Hagerott 
Gregg Hagopian 
Rick Hajec 
Steve Hall 
Phil Hallee 
Jim Hoey 
Steve Hooley 
Doug Hudson 
Jack Hughes 
Ron Jabara 
Terry Jernberg 
Pete Kaplan 
Pete Kruczynski 
B.S. Lachance 
Eric Lantz 
Joe Ledoux 
Craig Lemmler 
Mark Levesque 
Kevin Lozeau 
Joe Marias 
Greg Marcus 
John Martin 
Jim McWeeny 
Kevin Menice 
Andrew Meredith 
Vinny Moscaritolo 
Garret Murphy 

Epsilon Deuteron Chapter 
11 Dean Street 

Ed Perry 
Mike Sapack 
Dave Sbabo 
Joe Smallcomb 
Joe Tate 

Eric Thompson 
Brian Veo 
Steve Wallet 
Scott Wheaton 

John Whittaker 
Minot Wood 
Steve Wright 
Gordon Young 


Pitch in Gram ... Phi Sigs always eat cookies ... The Fear is Blowing ... Sea Monster Contest ... The Magic Bus . . . 

158 • Greeks 

Phi Swiggers ... Club Dean ... Dead Orgy ... Maggie’s Farm ... 


Greeks *159 

Get Trashed . . . Dime Beers . . . How bout that-!. . . The possibilities is EMENSEH . . . P.I.G.. . . Slimey Dimey. . . Molson the Golden Dog . . . School of bonerolling 

Phi Siggy Piggy. . . Loser. . . SUMA . . . Maxwell's. . . Barlin Acres . . . “wholesome” . . . pledge raids . . . happy hours . . . It’s Raining Men . . . RPI.. . . Smurfs . 

Nasdrovia. . . Another Phone Chain . . . Alumni Phonathon . . . 


160 • Greeks 

Lynn St. Germain, President 
Jane Jaillet, Vice President 
Sonia Adrianowycz, Treasurer 
Fern Amuan, Recording Secretary 
Karen Eklof, Corresponding Secretary 

Gamma Iota Chapter 
WPI Box 1306 

Susan Abramson 

Kim Etheridge 

Carolyn Kachanis 

Mary Park 

Linda Beach 

Cheryl Fay 

Allison Krebs 

Jeannine Peters 

Jeanne Benjamin 

Eileen Flanagan 

Joan Landry 

Ann Pettit 

Jackie Biascoechea 

Sue Firla 

Susan Langlais 

Beth Phalen 

Carla Blakslee 

Mary Foley 

Kathleen Loftus 

Anne Provencher 

Daila Blaus 

Nancy Frangioso 

Cheryl Lucier 

Karen Reardon 

Karen Brock 

Angela Frankudakis 

Cheryl Macedo 

Karen Ruest 

Lisa Burke 

Jodi Gates 

Patty Martone 

Diana Sauer 

Judy Caplan 

Chris Goodspeed 

Anne Kelly McGurl 

Anji Seth 

Erin Carroll 

Tina Gorski 

Meredch Mirkazemi 

Julie Simanonok 

Susan Celentano 

Ann Gustafson 

Suzanne Morgan 

Nancy Smith 

Jeannine Cheney 

Gay Gwozdz 

Janina Natrillo 

Kirsten Storm 

Mary Beth Chuplis 

Marie Harriman 

Christine O’Connor 

Kathy Taylor 

Kim Cote 

Debbie Harrow 

Christine Olson 

Karla Twedt 

Debbie Czujko 

Susan Hayes 

Sandy Olson 

Paula Walker 

Shauna Donovan 

Teresita Icaza 

Bronwyn O’Reilly 

Diana Waskevich 

Athena Dratelis 

Karen Italiano 

Lisa Orfan 

Fran Weiss 

Maura Eagen 

Corinne Juneau 

Barbara Parady 

Laurie Whittingham 

Christie Wopschall 

Formal Meeting ... 

You Guys! Slide shows ... Phi Sig Sig House . 

.. It’s Raining Men ... Social! .. 

.. Here’s to Sister... 

Greeks • 161 

Scott Menard, President 
Lawrence Chin, Vice President 
Michael Brousseau, Treasurer 
Dennis Boyd, Secretary 
William Keat, Advisor 

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6 Humboldt Avenue 

George Aghjayan 

William Balcezak 

Mark Beers 

Arthur Cadilek 

Scott Cote 

Patrick Courtney 

John Crowley 

Nicholas Demos 

David Dymek 

Robert Frey 

Michael Gagnon 

Robert Galgano 

Michael Gilbert 
John Gillis 

Scott Greene 
Scott Hunt 

Chris Kaprielian 
Andrew Kelly 
Thomas Kelly 
Steven Kurdziel 
Colin Lawrence 
Richard Linnehan 
Alan Macomber 

Mark Malagodi 

Robert McDonough 

John Moore 

John Murray 

Paul Nowak 

Kenneth Olson 

Vito Pawlowicz 

Joe Saloio 

John Sarkis 

Peter Schibley 

Robert Schwartz Jr. 

Richard Scott 
Ronald Sedergren 
Rylan Shepard 
Jeffrey Smith 
Steven Snyder 
Kevin Sullivan 
Stephen Sullivan 
William Thorpe 
Michael Thys 
Stephen Wojtas 
John Worthmann 

EAJ3 Sleep and Eat. . 

. Pearl Necklace II. . 

. Rm. 4 Tequila shots . . . Paddy Murphy. . 

. Slam . . . Senior lounge . . 

162 • Greeks 

too drunk to__ . Smitty gak. . . Jamming 


Greeks • 163 

Apes . . . Mega-Spectrum Blow-Out Weekends . . . Broken Pieces. . . Bill Carson Band . . . Tangent. . . Shrooms. . . Eileen’s Cooking ... Crank ’til death 

Qir./VIA PHI FP^II ON Spring!. . . Pebble Beach . . . Funnelation . . . Red Tide 

164 • Greeks 

Joe Perlik, President 

Dave Mongeau, Vice President 

Mike Valiton, Treasurer 

Joe Phelan, Recording Secretary 

Jim Pouliopoulos, Corresponding Secretary 

Al Sacco, Advisor 

Beta Chapter 
1 1 Boynton Street 

Joe Bromley 
Joe Burger 
David Burke 
Scott Burton 
Harry Caldwell 
Ted Clancy 
Mark Coggeshall 
Dave Collette 
Kevin Conlon 
Mike Connell 
Mike Connors 
Steve Curran 

Greg Danti 
Pat Devlin 
Ken Dieselman 
Mike Dolan 
Pat Dolan 
Bob Drapeau 
Tom Driscoll 
Dave Dumas 
Costa Evangelakos 
Dave Femia 
Brian Fuller 
Bob Gibbons 

Larry Glennon 
Mike Gonsor 
Dave Grace 
Todd Hagenburg 
Mark Hannigan 
Mike Healy 
Chuck Hickey 
Jack Holzman 
Bob Hyland 
Steve Jackson 
Mike Jasminski 
John Jesi 
Brent Jordan 
Mike Laskevitch 
Dale Lewis 
Ed Mackey 
Mike McQueen 
Bruce MacRae 
Scott McAuliffe 
Andy McCarthy 
Mike McKeon 
Mike McElwee 
Chris McNeil 
John McNeil 
Jim Melvin 
Doug Miles 
Dave Miles 
Ed Moffitt 
Mark Moreira 
Bob Mullins 
Ken Nylan 
Tom O’Donnell 
Bob Papay 
Ray Paquette 
Dick Parsons 
Ken Perry 
Rich Pochepan 
Tom Poirier 
Ron Ranauro 
John Salvadore 
Joe Sheehan 
Eric Soderberg 
Jeff Solloway 
Paul Sorrento 
Dan Soulia 
Jim Stacey 
Bruce Sullivan 
Dick Tyler 
Dick Walker 
Matt Wasielewski 
Charles Woodman 
Willie Worth 
Bill Zagrany 


.. Mike Fitzgerald ... P.O.P. ... A-Team ... D-Team ... Sig Ep East, West, South ... Ape Manor 

Greeks *165 

Todd Becker 
Robert Bombara 
Paul Brozek 
Lawrence Cardani 
Paul Chieffo 
Philip Colarusso 
Vince Cunningham 
Nicholas Damenti 
Aldo D’Amico 
Michael Deleeuw 
Donald Demello 
Christopher Dicenso 
John Digulio 
Mark Dillon 
Theodore Ervin 
Barry Fougere 
Todd Guay 
Scott Hess 
Michael Hobson 
Thomas Holmes 
Paul Huehmer 
Peter Hufnagel 
Amine Khechfe 
Jeffrey Klofft 
Edmund Kochling 
Mark Lanciault 
Leonard Lapadula 
Christopher Lavalle 
Kenneth Lovegreen 
Robert MacLeod 
Bryan Mannel 
Stephen Mariano 
Joseph McHugh 
Brian McKeon 
Kevin McLeod 
Jefferey Moore 
John Mouland 
Edward Nowak 
Mark Noyes 
Michael O’Brien 
Steven Pakulski 
John Pepper 
Alan Phipps 
Alan Rosenberg 
Scott Rudge 
Frank Sansevero 
Mark Scott 
Henry Skinner 
Mark Skinner 
Andrew Stewart 

Lloyd Tepper 
Timothy Urekew 
Robert Wadja 
Michael Wozniak 
David Zaterka 

Jim Nesteruk, President 
Chris Erikson, Vice President 
John Merola, Treasurer 
Jay Burrill, Secretary 
Van Bluemel, Advisor 

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Gamma Iota Chapter 
1 7 Dean Street 

Graffitti Party . . . Sig Pi Bike Race . . . Wild Turkey Shoot. . . Christmas Cocktail Party . . . Beach Party . . . Blue Grass 

166 • Greeks 

American Lung Association jog-A-Thon . . . “The Morgue” . . . The B . . . The Tute . . . three for foos ... 
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Greeks • 167 

The Trap Patrol. . . turn your boof around . . . RBC . . . Vision ... Its for you, George . . . Let’s form a committee . . . oh ,well. . . Rince Ranguage . . . Zippahead 

Sewer Party . . . Red Carnation Ball. . . Maxwell’s . . . Shitty Wait-On . . . Lightweight. . . Swampwater. . . Gugly-Ugly Smut Night. . . peabrains 1 and 2 . 


168 • Greeks 

Bob Marcotte, President 
Mike Briere,Vice President 
Jeff Forsythe, Treasurer 
Ben Valcour, Secretary 
Bob Tupper, Advisor 
Edward Ma, Advisor 

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Jesse Anderson 
Mike Atamian 
Al Austin 
David Barrett 
Cliff Barron 
Jeffrey Belanger 
Kevin Biernacki 
Louis Bragaw 
George Burgess 
Ron Caldwell 
Ed Cheung 
John Colfer 
Richard Dietz 
Bob Ejermann 
David Elliott 
Eric Engstrom 
Jim Fenstermacker 
Mark Fitzgerald 
Paul Fucile 
Mike Gawronski 
Steve Gilardi 
Jeff Giordano 
Bill Gould 
Stefan Heline 
Joel Kearns 
Robert Keeble 
Greg Khederian 
Wayne Lawson 
Bill Leary 
Jeff Luecke 
Bob MacDonald 
Roland Martin 
Mike Mclnnis 
Fred Moseley 
Dean Nahatis 
Ken Nichols 
Steve Olivieri 
Shawn O’Rielly 
Bob Peters 
Richard Priestly 
Peter Rhoads 
Glenn Ross 
David Sabala 
Mike Shea 
Paul Stephenson 
Bob Sweeney 
Rob Taylor 
John Vaccio 
Peter Wrabel 

Zeta Mu Chapter 
1 Massachusetts Avenue 


UMOE ... It came from the sea. . . Hooter. . . pond ’em . . . Duck . . . Dino . . . Tuppey . . . Redrug. . . Bing-Bang 

Greeks *169 

Doug Wood, President 
Bob Mathews, Vice President 
Marshall Young, Treasurer 
Bert Velasco, Secretary 
Roger Perry, Advisor 

Ed Ahigian 
Dennis Aves 
Kevin Barrett 
Tom Barron 
Ron Barth 
jerry Bass 
Steve Beaudoin 
Sam Bigelow 
Adam Bosnian 
Andy Bruno 
George Bukow 
Jeff Burdick 
Pete Caffrey 
Paul Chodak 
Dave Chute 
Matt Colangelo 
Frank Connolly 
John Curry 
Jim Daly 
Kevin Damon 
Don Desaulniers 
Reynold Dodson 
Tim Dray 
Walt Esker 
Scott Favreau 
Jim Fitzer 
Dave Frary 
Gerry Fredrickson 
Joe Gammal 
Rich Gargano 
Jose De La Gaurdia 
Joe Gugliemino 
Bob Hansen 
Tom Horan 
Tom Hunt 
Dave Jalbert 
Paul Kling 
Chris Lacey 
Bill Lamberti 
Bill Leslie 
Wayne Lipson 
Mark Lite 
Dan Lussier 
Andy Marcinkowski 
John Marczewski 
John Matthews 
Mike McIntyre 
Bob Mealy 
Jerry Melesko 
Jim Melvin 
Todd Moore 
Dave Moriarty 
Ray Newmark 
Eric Noack 


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Epsilon Chapter 
85 Salisbury Street 

Brian O’Rourke 
Myles Parker 
Drew Payson 
Mark Pease 
Erik Peterson 
Bruce Phillips 
Tad Pierce 
Jim Polewaczyk 
Luc Poulin 
Greg Raber 
Brent Reedstrom 
Charlie Reilly 
Andy Ripanti 

Steve Rodgers 
Bob Rossato 
Jim Sahadi 
Paul Sanneman 
Ira Silverman 
Pete Simeone 
Andy Skinner 
Gary Smith 
Stu Smith 
John Snow 
Steve Squadrito 
Dave Stachelczyk 
Jon Story 

Dave Tahajian 
Eric Thune 
Paul Thurston 
Anthony Urrico 
Todd Vigorito 
Rick Weed 
Phil Wendell 
Warren Wheeler 
Mark White 
Pete White 
Dave Williams 
Jim Witt 
Bob Yard 

Beer and pizza. . . billiards . . . power foos . . . psycho . . . parties . . . funnels . . . rugby . . . Red Ox Stampede 

170 • Greeks 

soccer in the park. . . brains . . . good psyche for the house . . . clambake . . . the biplane . . . 


Greeks • 171 

helping hand . . . golf. . . cool manuevers . . . brotherhood in action . . . Crockett. . . Good tunes . . . ultimate . . . creative mental intensity .. . “Hi neighbor! 

I m Proud to be a Zete!” . . . Puke Alley Boys . . . Meet the Rabbi. . . Viking . . . Your Mother. . . Maggots . . . Joe Zete . . . Irving J. Fishbaum Viking Gee 


. Joe Klecko Fan Club ... The Few, The Proud, The Zete’s!. . . Gee . . . T.V. Sports Coordinator 

Eliot Weitz, President 
Steve Rollins, Vice President 
Bob Brackett, Treasurer 
Scott Fuller, Secretary 
Mike Kyritsis, Advisor 

Pi Tau Chapter 
32 Dean Street 

Dave Allen 
Licinio Alves 
Kurt Bahnsen 
Norm Bergeron 
Chris Berube 
John Bono 
Paul Bono 
Jeff Borggaard 
A1 Clermont 

Jeff Donsbach 
Dan Flowers 
Al Godman 
Micah Goodwin 
Ron Herrera 
John Herrin 
Jim Hiller 
Paul Hyde 
Dan LaBella 

Pete Langfield 
Pete Lanyon 
Ken Larson 
Don Lindsay 
Juan Lopez 
Steve Lovejoy 
Dan Pond 
Evan Pressman 
Dan Reeve 

Steve Rollins 
Dave Selfors 
Dave Smith 
Leo Smith 
Ray Stinson 
Rich Tolies 
Mike Toth 

. . . Tasmanian Devil. . . Puke Alley Boys . . . Proud to be a Zete!. . . Your Mother... The Few, The Proud, The Zete's! 

Greeks *173 

Moving In. 

President Cranch provides words of 


Getting Oriented 

Remember Mom and Dad? 

“Don’t stay up too late ... eat right (haven’t they heard of DAKA?) 
. . . study hard . . . call home every night... no drinking . . . 
stand-up straight!. . . write your grandmother. . .don’t wash 
colored clothes in hot water. . . brush your teeth . . . keep your 
room clean . . . stay away from that girl down the hall — and those 
awful fraternities!. . . need money? . . . kiss mommy good-bye 
now. .. BE GOOD!!! 

Oh son, you’re such a man!” 

And that’s the way it was . . . August 29,1982. 

176 • Events 

Dean Bolz, Prof. Berka and family 
share a laugh. 

Daka’s Ice '86, which can easily be 
melted down to '87, ’88 . . . 

“Juniors Jim Pouliopoulos and Pat 
Brady at your service.” 

Events • 177 

178 • Events 

Homecoming queen Elizabeth 
Bendaniel is congratulated by 
runners-up Nancy Armery and Daila 

A Welcome Diversion 


The 1982 Homecoming Weekend got off to a thunderous start 
on Friday night as Electra/Asylum recording star Warren Zevon 
played to an enthusiastic crowd of some 1500 people in 
Harrington. This was Zevon’s third stop on a national tour. His 
high energy performance included “Werewolves in Worcester” (a 
rendition of his popular “Werewolves in London” tune), and other 
favorites such as “Lawyers, Guns, and Money”, “Excitable Boy” 
and tracks from his latest album — “The Envoy”. 

As Saturday rolled around, the campus was filled with activities. 
The day began with a parade of movable displays made by the 
Fraternities and Sororities, with each display portraying a certain 
period in WPI history. Theta Chi’s airplane captured the grand 
prize, tailed by SAE and TKE. 

After the parade the activities turned to athletics. Depending on 
a person’s favorite sport, one could watch Field Hockey capture 
the City Tournament by defeating Anna Maria 4-1, and Clark 3-0, 
or witness Soccer’s disappointing 3-5 loss to Coast Guard. 

With the afternoon came football, as WPI took on Coast Guard 
before a crowd of nearly 4000. Backed by their homecoming fans, 
the Engineers rolled over Coast Guard 59-32, and achieved the 
second highest score in WPI history. For their superb 
performances Ron Ranauro and Jim Leonardo received the 
coveted Pritchard Awards. 

Other activities of the day included the Freshman Skull award 
presentation and the rope pull. During football’s halftime senior 
John Atkinson presented Bruce Carbone with the Skull award, 
and Christine Clancy received honorable mention. After the 
football game the sophomores challenged the freshmen to the 
annual rope pull over Institute Pond. The sophomores, keeping 
with tradition, were dragged through the pond, again. 

As afternoon weened away, everyone prepared for the 
Nightclub. Nightclub entertainment was provided by Roomful of 
Blues. The band kept the packed house dancing to blues and 
swing all night long. Between sets the crowd was entertained by 
The Amazing Fantasy Jugglers, a three member comedy-juggling 
team from Boston. Set to music, they juggled everything from 
golfballs to tennis rackets. 

“Our Mom’s use Tide to get kids 

Events • 179 

180 • Events 

The Amazing Fantasy Jugglers 
mesmerize seniors Sherry Hess and 
John Atkinson. 

Sophomore Ann Pettit and senior Mike 
Connell relax between sets. 

Alum's Ann Sullivan, Tom Berard, Joe 
Vignaly and junior Kathy Kruczek are 
caught off-guard by the cameraman. 

Carol Clark and Dan Souvier share a 


182 • Events 

The Marsels rock the crowd. 

Ham it up! 

Smile — you’re on Candid Camera! 

Winter Weekend 

A lively David Johannsen accompanied by “Preview” kicked off 
Winter Weekend on Friday, February 11th, in Harrington 
Auditorium. Johannsen’s resonating baritone, perhaps best 
known for his “Funky but Chic” melody, rocked the sparse but 
energetic crowd through the late night hours. 

On Saturday night a much larger and more enthusiastic 
audience greeted The Marsels for the Winter Weekend Nightclub 
in Harrington. The Marsels energetic sound, ranging from disco to 
rock to a new wave, was a crowd pleaser. The group’s spirited last 
set was a trip down memory lane. The floor was jammed with 
dancers who journeyed from 1954 to 1964 and never stopped 

In between sets, comedian Tom Parks returned to WPI once 
again and as always brought down the house with his act. 

A Formal Affair 

Some of WPI's own talent Chalmers 
Brothers and Carol Clark were 
featured this year at a Coffeehouse. 

Saturday night bands appeared at 
least twice a month at the Pub. 

Coffeehouses in the Wedge brought 
mellow entertainment for Thursday 


“Mr. Spock is a most interesting 
character,” comments Gene 

Soccom Presents 

Throughout the year the Social Committee, or Soccom, 
provides a variety of entertainment to wile away our non-studying 
hours. The broad spectrum of entertainment meets practically 
every taste. 

For serious and educational entertainment Soccom presents 
Spectrum and Cinematech. Cinematech brings some of the best 
of world cinema to WPI and this year included films from 8 
countries. Spectrum provided just that — a spectrum of 
entertainment including musical groups, a magician, a mime duo, 
dancers, lectures, and even the Chinese Magie Circus of Taiwan. 
Spectrum’s biggest attractions were lectures by science fiction 
writer Dr. Isaac Asimov, and “Star Trek” creator Gene 

Social Committee also presents The Reel Thing, which runs 
current popular movies which included: “Star Wars”, “Raiders of 
the Lost Ark”, “Rocky III”, and “On Golden Pond.” 

But perhaps what Soccom is best known for (and often 
criticized for) is the musical talent it brings to campus in the form of 
concerts, mixers, coffeehouses, Pub entertainment, and 
nightclubs. David Johansen, Warren Zevon, Robin Lane and the 
Shake, Beau Bolero, Berlin Airlift, Preston Porter Band, and 
Crocket were a few of the groups featured this year. Social 
Committee also sponsored a well-received Nightclub in the Pub, 
the first event of its kind and hopefully the forerunner of many 

The Preston Porter Band is hard at 
work in the Pub. 

Events • 185 

Bill Wheaton says, “three is not a crowd.” 

“To everything there is a season ..." 

With winter a frigid memory, a young man’s mind turns to Spring. 
Ah Spring, when even Worcester looks good. The long cold nights 
of studying are replaced by lazy, hazy days of Spring. At WPI 
Spring means pebble beach, afternoons on Higgins’ House Lawn 
and special events like Spring Weekend and Mayfest. 

Ah, those dog days of Spring ... 

Dog Dags 

186 • Events 



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Ellen Regan boogies with Robin 
Lane and the Shake. 

Joe Perlik shows his powers of concentration. 
Hoolie reprimands Molson for overindulging. 

Events • 187 

The parade of chariots winds its way 
up West Street. 

188 • Events 

Robin Lane performs for the crowd in 
Alden Hall. 

Mai7 Park and Craig Dempsey flash 
their pearly whites. 

Spring Weekend ’83 brought controversy to the WPI campus. 
When the final decision to hold the Nightclub on a boat in Boston 
Harbor was announced, several threats of boycotting surfaced. 
But the promises were idle ones, and keeping with recent 
traditions, the Nightclub was sold out. 

When April 29th rolled around, the controversy subsided and 
the festivities began. The Spring Weekend activities began on 
Friday night with a concert in Alden. New Wave and Rock 
dominated the performances of both “The November Group” and 
the main attraction “Robin Lane and the Shake.” 

Saturday’s assortment of activities began with a parade of the 
Fraternity chariots. By recording the fastest time in the chariot 
race and sponsoring the most original design SAE captured the 
grand prize for best overall chariot. The Social Committee and the 
Junior Class tried to make everyone richer by tossing frisbies — 
some with money attached! The young at heart were entertained 
by a magic show, while ATO once again proved that it has some 
of the ugliest men on campus when Tom Huckman won Alpha Phi 
Omega’s infamous annual contest. ATO also won the Miller 
Tug-of-War for the guys with Delta Phi Epsilon capturing the 
women’s title. 

Throughout the afternoon buses left the quad to whisk the 
adventurous to Boston for the Nightclub. Many people spent the 
day in The Hub before catching the evening cruise. As the 
Provincetown II left the dock no one was quite sure what to 
expect. Many slipped to the boat’s lower decks to escape the wind 
or to boogie with “Panorama”. Dancing on a moving boat turned 
out to be a new and “rocky” experience and the dance floor was 
soon packed. Before the cruise was over Deidre Urbaitis was 
crowned Queen and Rich Pochepan King of the Junior Prom. 

A royal pair, Junior Prom Queen nominee Corinne Juneau and King Rich 
Pochepan, take a break. 

Events • 189 

Is that what a scrum looks like? 

The boys have arrived ... let the party begin. 

Chris Baryluk, Dave Femia, Bruce Sullivan and Mike Jasminski enjoy 
the day. 

Would you buy popcorn from these two? 


Dear Diary, April 27, 1983 

The morning was clear and cool. What a great Wednesday 
morning to spend in bed. Then I heard it. I got up to see who 
the clown was that was blasting “Here Comes the Sun” so 
early on a Wednesday morning. Then I realized that the 
music wasn’t coming from an apartment nearby but was from 
somewhere on the hill and it wasn’t a stereo it was a band. 

No, it couldn’t be, could it? But not on Wednesday, and 
besides its only April. Then Jane came screaming back from 
class “Guess what today is?” Sure enough, Mayfest in April 
was here. 

Being the conformist-type, I donned my shorts and t-shirt 
and meandered up the hill. I slipped through security to find 
the quad littered with a score of freshmen playing frisbee as 
the Jazz Band announced that Mayfest had arrived. 

Slowly upperclassmen armed with coolers began flooding 
the quad. By noon it began to look like the day would be a 
success. Prof. Beall accompanied by this wife and 
occassionally the entire rugby team provided noon-time 
entertainment. Daka supplied a picnic on the quad and the 
class of ’84 sold popcorn. Later in the afternoon the “Dry 
Heaves” took the stage. I’ve never heard a band with a more 
appropriate name ... Enough said? 

The roving photographer catches the crowd. 

Events • 191 

Nice Legs Guys! 

192 • Events 

I wouldn’t believe Ted either. 

The kiddies buy cotton candy. 



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You wanna borrow my t-shirt? 

“Lite beer — 2 h less calories and it 
tastes great.” 

Events • 193 

Warren Zevon is a true performer. 


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Crockett has become a popular band 

at WPI. 

194 • Events 

Robin Lane and The Shake kicked off 
the Spring Weekend. 

Rock 'n Roll 

Social Committee brings a variety of 
groups to campus. 

Events • 195 

198 • Class of '83 

■* ®XSR**S 

Douglas Lance Acker 
Chemical Engineering 
Jane Adamson 
Electrical Engineering 
Sonia I. Adrianowycz 
Chejnical Engineering 
Keith W. Agar 
Electrical Engineering 
Daniel S. Alcombright 
Electrical Engineering 

Patricia A. Allard 
Electrical Engineering 
Fern Cathleen Amuan 
Mechanical Engineering 
Richard K. Anderson, Jr. 
Biology and Biotechnology 
Jeffrey A. Andrews 
David P. Angelini 
Mechanical Engineering 

Finn A. Arnold 

Electrical Engineering 

Yuly Aronson 

Civil Engineering 

Roy Arsenault 

Electrical Engineering 

Elizabeth N. Aspden 

Mechanical Engineering 

Class of '83 • 199 

Dean G. Athans 

Mechanical Engineering 

John D. Atkinson 

Management Engineering 

Edward R. Austras 

Management Engineering 

John E. Baczewski 
Electrical Engineering 
Donna Lynn Bagdonovich 
Chemical Engineering 
William Chester Balcezak 
Mechanical Engineering 
David M. Barrett 
Computer Science 
Thomas D. Barron 
Electrical Engineering 

Christopher M. Baryluk 

Civil Engineering 

Stephen P. Beaudoin 

Mechanical Engineering 
Rudolph T. Beaupre 
Mechanical Engineering 
Michael C. Beckerle 
Computer Science 
Stephen M. Bednarz 
Mechanical Engineering 

Mark L. Beers 
Electrical Engineering 
Scott Behan 
Electrical Engineering 
Stephen J. Benner 
Mechanical Engineering 
Kimberly Ann Berg 
Management Engineering 
Malcolm R. Berke 
M a nagement / C omputer 

200 • Class of '83 

Joel Bernstein 

Management! Computer 

Mark Alden Besse 
Computer Science 
Ruth Marie Bibbo 
Mechanical Engineering 
Deborah Aletha Biederman 
Mechanical Engineering 
Charles Bienia 
Mechanical Engineering 

Scott Eugene Bishop 

Computer Science 
Carla Blakslee 
Electrical Engineering 
Robert L. Bois 
Mechanical Engineering 
Mark David Boivin 
Chemical Engineering 
Dennis Boyd 
Chemical Engineering 

Joseph F. Bracken 

Chemical Engineering 

Michael P. Brousseau 

Mechanical Engineering 

Michael Robert Brown 
Electrical Engineering 
Randall M. Brown 
Mechanical Engineering 
Mary E. Brzezenski 
Jay H. Burrill 
Chemical Engineering 
Robert J. Bursiewicz 
Mechanical Engineering 

Guy D. Busa, Jr. 

Civil Engineering 
Juan Manuel Cabarcos 
Sean Kl. Cafferty 
Management Engineering 
Louis Charles Caldrello 
Management! Computer 
John M. Cameron, Jr. 
Mechanical Engineering 

Class of'83 • 201 

Joseph Rosario Capua 
Chemical Engineering 
Renee Louise Cardinal 
Electrical Engineering 
Gary Carey 
Electrical Engineering 
David D. Carlson 
Fabio Carrera 
Electrical Engineering 

Karen Ann Casella 

Meehanical Engineering 
Richard Cass 
Mechanical Engineering 

John Thomas Cassidy, Jr. 
Computer Science 
Robert J. Catino 

Computer Science 

Kevin T. Cavanaugh 

Electrical Engineering 
Daniel Cernese 
Computer Science 

Philip David Chapnik 


Daniel Michael Chartier 

John Manuel Chaves 
Electrical Engineering 
Jeannine Marie Cheney 
Chemical Engineering 
Robert D. Chin 
Electrical Engineering 

Edward A. Clancy 
Electrical Engineering 
Jack E. Cnossen 
Chemical Engineering 
Stephen Bradford Cobb 
Civil Engineering 
Jeffrey Joseph Cocozzo 
Chejnical Engineering 
Mark Coggeshall 
Mechanical Engineering 

202 • Class of '83 

Carl J. Colangelo 
David Michael Coleman 
Computer Science 
Keith L. Comeford 
Computer Science 
Michael Joseph Connell 
Mechanical Engineering 
Francis T. Connolly 
Electrical Engineering 

Michael James Connors 

Mechanical Engineering 

Mark J. Conoby 

Chemical Engineering 

Jeffrey P. Copeland 

Mechanical Engineering 

Robert M. Cote 

Mechanical Engineering 
Paul D. Cotnoir 
Mechanical Engineering 
Edward Brown Coy 
Mechanical Engineering 
Catherine Coyne 
Computer Science 
James E. Coyne, Jr. 
Mechanical Engineering 

Colin D. Craig 
Mechanical Engineering 
David A. Crawford 
Management Engineering 
Michael F. Cronin 
Chemical Engineering 
Andrew Bernard Crosby 
Management Engineering 
Robert Fraser Cruickshank III 
Mechanical Engineering 

Class of '83 • 203 

Mary A. Crump 

Mechanical Engineering 

James W. Culliton 

Civil Engineering 

Howard Alan Cyker 

Mechanical Engineering 

David Alan D Addario 

Civil Engineering 

David Burns Damon 

Kevin H. Damon 
Electrical Engineering 
Scott Douglas Daniels 
Mechanical Engineering 
Bruce Channing Daube, Jr. 
M echanical Engineering 

Sujal K. Dave 
Computer Science 
Howard B. Davidson 
Computer Science 
Steven J. Dehais 

Jose R. De La Guardia 
C hcmical Engineering 
Dale Marie De Libero 


Charles A. Dellacona, Jr. 
Computer Science 
Raymond P. Denkewicz, Jr. 
Chemical Engineering 
James Philip Despelteau 
Electrical Engineering 
M.L. Devaphorn Devakula 
Mechanical Engineering 
Annamaria Diaz 
Chemical Engineering 

204 • Class of '83 

Anthony D. DiBiase 
Electrical Engineering 
Richard F. Dietz 
Electrical Engineering 
Da-Hai Ding 
Computer Science 
James M. Dolan 
Electrical Engineering 
Timothy J. Donnellon 
Mechanical Engineering 

Paul Donner 

Mechanical Engineering 
Robert J. Drapeau 
Electrical Engineering 
David Dumas 
Electrical Engineering 
Francis X. Dunn III 
Electrical Engineering 
Maura Bridget Eagen 
Chemical Engineering 

John G. Eleftherakis 

Mechanical Engineering 

Jon V. Ericson 

Electrical Engineering 

Chris M. Erikson 
Civil Engineering 
Walter J. Esker, Jr. 
Computer Science 
Matthew Falco 
Chemical Engineering 
Pamela J. Fearn 
Chemical Engineering 
David Anthony Femia 

Edward Fengler 
Chemical Engineering 
William A. Fitzgerald 
Mechanical Engineering 
Timothy Michael Fitzpatrick 
Electrical Engineering 
Sean T. Flanigan 
Mechanical Engineering 
Dennis M. Foley 
Chemical Engineering 

Class of '83 • 205 

Peter Joseph Fontana, Jr. 

Computer Science 

Nancy Elaine Fortier 


Scott Fortier 

Electrical Engineering 

David A. Frary 
Computer Science 
Mark Christopher Freeman 
Chemical Engineering 
Daniel Earl Fretz 
Computer Science 
Paul Dominic Fucile 
Electrical Engineering 

Brian Harold Fuller 

Mechanical Engineering 
Michael J. Gagnon 
Mechanical Engineering 
Gaspar Garcia de Paredes 
Mechanical Engineering 
Steven E. Gately 
Civil Engineering 
Jacqueline Lee Gemma 
Computer Mathematics 

Fred W. Geurts 
Chemical Engineering 
Jeffrey A. Giordano 
Mechanical Engineering 
Susan Godbout 
Electrical Engineering 
Matthew S. Goldman 
Electrical Engineering 
John E. Gorman 
Electrical Engineering 

Denise Grenier 
Management! Computer 
John W. Griffin 
Mechanical Engineering 
Joseph R. Grimes 
Chemical Engineering 
Janet A. Guerrin 
Mechanical Engineering 
Joseph Anthony Gugliemino 
Computer Science 

206 • Class of '83 

Patrick Michael Guida 
Mechanical Engineering 
Bettyann R. Gustafson 
Electrical Engineering 
Gay Susan Gwozdz 
Civil Engineering 
Raymond K. Haarstick 
M anagerne nt/Computer 
Nina R. Hackel 
Chemical Engineering 

Todd E. Hagenburg 

Mechanical Engineering 

John F. Hanavan II 


Christopher J. Hannaford 

Electrical Engineering 
Mark Anthony Hannigan 
Mechanical Engineering 

Christopher A. Hare 
Shari-Ann Harvey 
Electrical Engineering 
Sheryl A. Hess 
Mechanical Engineering 
Stephen A. Hight 
Mechanical Engineering 
Douglas M. Hill 
Mechanical Engineering 

Richard H. Hill 

Electrical Engineering 

Thomas J. Hoblitzell 

Chemical Engineering 
Yaron J. Hocnman 
Electrical Engineering 
Robert Lew Holden, Jr. 
Computer Science 
Timothy F. Horan 
Management Engineering 

Michael Timothy Horgan 
Civil Engineering 
James H. Houskeeper 
Mechanical Engineering 
Nancy Jane Hubbard 
Civil Engineering 
Joseph John Iantosca 
Civil Engineering 
Florin S. Ilovici 
Electrical Engineering 

Class of '83 • 207 

James D. Jackman 

Mechanical Engineering 

Donald A. Jacques 

Mechanical Engineering 

Jane T. Jaillet 

Civil Engineering 

John L. Janosik, Jr. 

Computer Science 

Michael A. Jasminski 
Civil Engineering 
Brent Jordan 
Mechanical Engineering 
David C. Jorgensen 
Computer Science 
Ronald Linden Joy 
Civil Engineering 

Carolyn Patricia Kachanis 
Mechanical Engineering 
Stephen Richard Kaprielian 
Electrical Engineering 
Mitchell D. Kearny, Jr. 

Civil Engineering 
Stephen Thomas Kelley 
Electrical Engineering 
Stephen R. Kelm 
Civil Engineering 

Thomas E. Kemeny 
Mechanical Engineering 
Brian Klaubert 
Mechanical Engineering 
Steven George Kochman 
Chemical Engineering 
Robert Kodrzvcki 
Elaine Kokernak 
Computer Science 

208 • Class of '83 

Cynthia Mary Kosciuczyk 
Stephen J. Kozak 
Chemical Engineering 
David M. Krafcsik 
Electrical Engineering 
Kenneth Joseph Kubilins 
Mechanical Engineering 
Gerald Arthur Kulhowvick 
Mechanical Engineering 

Michael T. Kurowski 
Electrical Engineering 
Mitsuo Kuwada 
Chemical Engineering 
Terese M. Kwiatkowski 
Civil Engineering 
Stephen M. Lafrance 
Civil Engineering 
William Carl Lamberti 
Electrical Engineering 

Nora Lane 

Mechanical Engineering 
Michael Jon Langlois 
Mechanical Engineering 
Eric Bertram Lantz 
Mechanical Engineering 
Dariusz J. Laskowski 
Electrical Engineering 
Scott R. Latvalla 
Mechanical Engineering 

Wayne Robert Lawson 
Civil Engineering 
Paul N. Lazecki 

Electrical Engineering 

Allen F. LeBlanc 

Civil Engineering 
Stephen T. LeClerc 
Nuclear Engineering 

Heejeong Lee 

James Dominic Leonardo 

Mechanical Engineering 

Class of '83 • 209 

Susan M. Leslie 
Computer Matheinatics 
John William Letendre 
Electrical Engineering 
Donald Link 
Electrical Engineering 
Mark Alan Lite 
Mechanical Engineering 
Karen Lombardo 
Civil Engineering 

Stephen J. Lombardo 

Chemical Engineering 

Lisa A. Longwell 

Computer Science 

Paul J. Lukasiewicz 
Mechanical Engineering 
James F. Luskay 
Civil Engineering 
Heather D. MacDonald 
Electrical Engineering 
Michael F. MacQueen 
Civil Engineering 
Charles F. Maguire III 
Mechancial Engineering 

Deirdre A. Malley 
Diane Lynne Mammarelli 
Computer Science 
Michael J. Manner 
Electrical Engineering 
Kevin F. Manning 
Mechanical Engineering 
John P. Mansour 

John Mar 
Electrical Engineering 
Robert G. Marcotte 
Electrical Engineering 
Peter J. Marino 
Chemical Engineering 
Nelson A. Martel, Jr. 
Electrical Engineering 
Robert J. Massaroni, Jr. 
Civil Engineering 

210 • Class of '83 

Maura Mastrogiovanni 
Mechanical Engineering 
Robert C. Mathews 
Electrical Engineering 
Linda Matson 
Mechanical Engineering 
John Anthony Mazzone 
Mechanical Engineering 
Daniel Patrick McCrory 
Mechanical Engineering 

David J. McFarlin 
Management Engineering 
Timothy M. McGrath 
Management Engineering 
Bridget E. McGuiness 
Civil Engineering 
Meggan E. McGuiness 
Nuclear Engineering 
Joseph McHugh 

Nancy Joan McLane 
Civil Engineering 
Brian Patrick McLaughlin 

Mechanical Engineering 

William S. McLaughlin 
Electrical Engineering 
William John McMullan IV 

Electrical Engineering 

Kirk Patrick McNagny 

Mechanical Engineering 
Robert Mealy 
Mechanical Engineering 

Scott Allan Menard 

Civil Engineering 
Frank Carmine Mercede III 
Civil Engineering 
John Merola 
Chemical Engineering 
Keith Edward Michaud 
Chemical Engineering 
Janice Millard 
Nuclear Engineering 

Class of '83 • 211 

Mark Philip Millay 

Mecha nical Engineering 
David J. Mongeau 
At echon ical E ngi neeri ng 
Donald Kent Montgomery 
M anagemen t E ngi neeri ng 
Mary Jane Montville 
C hemical Engineering 
Jeffrey W. Moore 
Chemical Engineering 

John Leland Moore 

M echanicalE ngi nee ri ng 
Shawn L. Moore 
Mechanical Engineering 
Timothy M. Morse 
Chemical Engineering 
Paul V. Moruzzi 
Mechanical Engineering 
Carl Thomas Mosley 
Biology and Biotechnology 

Fernando E. Motta 
John Douglas Mouland 
Mark A. Mungeam 
Civil Engineering 
Stephen J. Munyan 
Computer Science 
Garrett Murphy 
Electrical Engineering 

William S. Nancy 

Electrical Engineering 
Dean M. Nahatis 
Civil Engineering 

Janina Ann Natrillo 

Electrical Engineering 
James W. Nesteruk 
Mechanical Engineering 

Stephen Thomas Nevalsky 
Electrical Engineering 
Nelson G. Newhouse 
Civil Engineering 

212 • Class of'83 

Ronald Andrew Nichols 
Mechanical Engineering 
Jane Dana Norris 
Mechanical Engineering 
Kevin Michael O’Brien 
Mechanical Engineering 
James Ray O’Coin 
Mechanical Engineering 
Terence Patrick O’Coin 
Cojnputer Science 

Christine Marie O’Connor 
Mechanical Engineering 
Manus H. O’Donnell 
Computer Science 
Cheryl A. O’Neal 
Mechanical Engineering 
Lisa Orfan 

M a nageme nt/Comp u te r 

Nicholas E. Ortyl III 

Mechanical Engineering 

Mark Dominic Padula 

Mechanical Engineering 
Beth Ellen Papianou 
Electrical Engineering 
Christopher James Pappas 
Electrical Engineering 
Charles C. Pappis 
Mechanical Engineering 
Raymond J. Paquette 
Electrical Engineering 

Class of'83 • 213 

Elizabeth Washburn Paul 


Philip Kenneth Pearson 

Computer Science 

Mark H. Pease 
Electrical Engineering 
Robert Francis Pedulla 
Mechanical Engineering 
Alan Richard Pelli 
Electrical Engineering 

John R. Pepper 

Mechanical Engineering 
Brian Michael Perkins 

Electrical Engineering 

Joseph M. Perlik 

Electrical Engineering 
Paul Perron 
Mechanical Engineering 

Richard A. Perry 

Electrical Engineering 
Michael Eugene Peszynski 
Mechanical Engineering 

Robert J. Peters 
Electrical Engineering 
Eric C. Peterson 
Electrical Engineering 
James Nicholas Petropulos 
Civil Engineering 
Joseph F. Phelan 
Mechanical Engineering 
Russell Robert Philpot 
Mechanical Engineering 

Anthony V. Pileggi R. 
Electrical Engineering 
Nicholas Pirog II 
Mechanical Engineering 
Walter Power IV 
Mechanical Engineering 
Douglas J. Powers 
Civil Engineering 
Kathleen M. Putnam — Welch 
Computer Science 

214 • Class of'83 

Paul Quigley 

Mechanical Engineering 

David J. Rainone 
Mechanical Engineering 
Ronald P. Ranauro 
Management Engineering 
Todd Regonini 
Civil Engineering 
John W. Riley 
Mechanical Engineering 

Mark Edward Riley 

Mechanical Engineering 

Mark Roger Robichaud 

Management Engineering 

Ronald S. Rodrigues 

Civil Engineering 

Ralph J. Rondinone, Jr. 

Mechanical Engineering 
Leslie Ann Rooney 
Ole K. Rose 
Computer Science 
Alan N. Rosenberg 
Electrical Engineering 

Mark T. Rosol 

Computer Science 

Christos N. Ross 
Electrical Engineering 
Robert A. Rossato 
Mechanical Engineering 
Mark E. Rossmeisl 
Mechanical Engineering 
Michael D. Roush 
Mechanical Engineering 

Steven H. Roy 
Electrical Engineering 
Patrick R. Ruffo 
M a nagement/ C ompu ter 
Michael Jude Russell 
Electrical Engineering 
Pamela Elizabeth Russell 
Mechanical Engineering 
William J. Ryan, Jr. 
Management Engineering 

Class of'83 • 215 

David Alan Sabala 
Mechonical Engineering 
Roger P. Sacilotto Jr. 

Computer Science 
Roham Anthony Saleh 
Electrical Engineering 
Mark Harold Salmonsen 
Management Engineering 
John Salvadore 
Management Engineering 

John F. Salzig 
Mechanical Engineering 
Keith D. San Giacomo 
Chemical Engineering 
Joseph John Santos 
Civil Engineering 
Kevin Santry 
Computer Science 
Cynthia N. Saravia 
Biology and Biotechnology 

David W. Sauerbrey 
Mechanical Engineering 
Anne R. Saunders 
Electrical Engineering 
Douglas J. Saunders 
Management Engineering 
Eric Royce Schade 
Mechanical Engineering 
Carol Ann Schober 

216* Class of'83 

Mark W. Scott 

Mechanical Enginering 

Timothy Scott 


Ruth E. Sespaniak 

Electrical Engineering 

Maureen F. Sexton 
Computer Science 
David A. Shatford 
Computer Science 
Daniel Joseph Shea III 
Cheynical Engineering 
Joseph David Sheehan 
Civil Engineering 
Thomas Edward Shores 
Mechanical Engineering 

Peter Andrew Simeone 
Mechanical Engineering 
Paul Steven Skerker 
Chemical Engineering 
Stephen E. Smith 
Stephen Scott Smith 
Mecha n icalE ngi neeri ng 
Steven Richard Snyder 
Electrical Engineering 

Eric Soederberg 
Electrical Engineering 
Derek S. Speed 
Electrical Engineering 
Michael J. Splaine 
Mechanical Engineering 
Wendy Jo Stebhins 
Electrical Engineering 
Anthony W. Steere, Jr. 
Computer Science 

Class of'83 • 217 

Joseph Mark Stella 

Civl Engineering 

Lynn M. St. Germain 
Chemical Engineering 
William A. St. John, Jr. 
Electrical Engineering 
John Francis Stratford, Jr. 
Electrical Engineering 
Brian K. Stuver 
Chemical Engineering 

Sean D. Suckling 
Mechanical Engineering 
Bruce E. Sullivan 
Management Engineering 
Kevin J. Sullivan 
Electrical Engineering 
Neil Sullivan 
Computer Science 
John Michael Summers 
Mechanical Engineering 

Richard Jay Suntag 

Computer Science 

Paul F.Sydney 


Kenneth Albert Terrell, Jr. 

Mechanical Engineering 
Susan A. Thibodeau 
Management Engineering 
Richard C. Thomas 
Electrical Engineering 
Michael Joseph Thorn 
Management Engineering 
William J. Thorpe 
Mechanical Engineering 

Michael S. Thys 
Electrical Engineering 
Richard J. Tolies 
Electrical Engineering 
Jennifer Jill Toomey 
Mechanical Engineering 
Walter Thomas Towner, Jr. 
Mechanical Engineering 
Christopher V. Trainor 
Mechanical Engineering 

218 • Class of'83 

Matthew Turner 

Mechanical Engineering 
Eric Victor Tuvesson 
Electrical Engineering 
Jeffrey E. Twomey 
Electrical Engineering 
Richard Scott Tyler 
Management Engineering 
Atsuo Urai 

Electrical Engineering 

Michael J. Valcourt 

Chemical Engineering 

Michael Russell Valiton 

Mechanical Engineering 
Adrian T. Vanaerspek 
Electrical Engineering 
John E. Vangos 
Electrical Engineering 
MaryBeth Van Keuren 
Civil Engineering 

Roberto Cardinoza Velasco 
Chemical Engineering 
Vincent P. Vignaly 
Civil Engineering 
Angelo Villani 
Mechanical Engineering 
James Vincent Villano 
Electrical Engineering 
John Visbaras 
Computer Science 

Class of'83 • 219 

Paula Jane Walker 

Mechanical Engineering 
Edward W. Walls, Jr. 
Chemical Engineering 
Ellen Ann Warms 
M a nagement/ Compu ter 
Anne E. Warner 
Computer Science 
Kenneth J. Webber 
Mechanical Engineering 

Michael David Weeks 

Computer Science 

Thomas E. Weideman 


Debra R. Weinstein 

Electrical Engineering 
Eliot Weitz 
Computer Science 
James Michael Welch 
Electrical Engineering 
John Vincent Welch 
Mechanical Engineering 
Thomas E. Wester 
Chemical Engineering 

William Wheaton 

Chemical Engineering 

Wayne Roger Whippie 
Electrical Engineering 
Marc Michael White 
Computer Science 
Mary Louise White 
Curtis R. Whitehead 
Computer Science 

David J. Wilbur 

Electrical Engineering 

Nancy Jeanne Wilkinson 
Computer Science 
John Albert Willard 
Chemical Engineering 
G. Richard Wolf 
Electrical Engineering 
Douglas A. Wood 
Computer Science 

220 • Class of '83 

Peter R. Woods 

Electrical Engineering 
Marybeth Woodward 
Computer Science 
John G. Worthmann 
Management/C omp ute r 
Peter M. Wrabel 
Mechanical Engineering 
Stephen Wright 
Mechanical Engineering 

Arthur Wu 

Electrical Engineering 

Joseph B. Wysocki 
Mechanical Engineering 
Aibin J. Yanchak 
Mechanical Engineering 

Sunmi Yim 

Electrical Engineering 
Bernadette Young 
Electrical Engineering 

Marshal Stephen Young 

Mechanical Engineering 
Laura Zarrella 
Electrical Engineering 

Class of '83 • 221 

222 • Class of '83 

Class of '83 • 223 

224 • Closing 


Closing • 227 

A Senior “Celebration” 

Calendar changes in the 1983 school 
year left five days and nights for seniors 
to enjoy after turning in all lingering 
projects and degree requirements. The 
senior class officers took advantage of 
this opportunity and organized a super 
week with an appropriate theme of 
“Celebration." The week began with 
rejection night in the Pub. Prizes were 
awarded for the rudest rejection letter, 
the most rejection letters, and a variety 
of other rejection honors. Throughout 
the night Senior Week t-shirts were 
sold, and the pub was soon dotted by 
the light blue shirts. 

Those who made it out of bed before 
noon the following day attended a 
graduation rehersal where Bill "Tuna" 
Trask yelled directions in his typical 
Tuna style. He also consoled those who 
had not yet found jobs and told them fo 
remain optimistic — even the chem 
eng's. After rehersal, the crowd again 
headed toward the Pub for a free lunch 
of pizza and beer. 

Wednesday, cars packed with seniors 
headed for the Cape, where all 50 rooms 
of the Windjammer Motel in Yarmouth 
had been reserved for a continuation of 
the "celebration." Despite the cool 

228 • Closing 

with Formal Receptions 

and Informal Breakfasts 

weather, the trip was a huge success. 
An all day volleyball game, softball in 
the sand, swings, drinking games, and 
"packie" runs were the sports of the 
day. Dinner was served poolside by the 
class officers, who were given the chore 
of cooking almost 200 steaks. 

At night, many headed to the local 
clubs for dancing and all night toasts. 
Others stayed on the beach where they 
kept warm with the help of a bonfire 
and some body heat. Despite the cold, 
some went for a midnight swim. The 
next morning donuts were available for 
anyone with an apppetite. 

Friday concluded the week with the 
Senior Dinner Dance held at the Holden 
Hills Country Club. Prime rib and 

Closing • 231 

232 • Closing 

One Last Road Trip 

baked stuffed shrimp were served along 
with lots of wine. The class danced to 
the “funk” music of “Downtime.” Sam 
Woolford led a round of toasts during a 
break, and the band concluded the 
night by coercing people to dance on 
chairs and table tops. The class officers 
had accomplished one of the best 
“Celebrations” ever. 

The following Friday night, the class 
returned to the Pub with their parents. 
The dads received old fashioned hats 
which read “My kid made it,” and 
everyone enjoyed the “Ragtime 
Rowdies.” The crowd attempted some 
old time dances to tunes like “In the 
Good Old Summertime,” “Mac The 
Knife,” and “Alexander's Ragtime 

Closing • 233 

Band." When the Pub closed, the 
celebrating moved into rooms in 
Stoddard, which many parents had 
rented for the night. 

The next morning graduation day 
began with a farewell brunch prepared 
by the Daka food service. The final Daka 
service was reminiscent of the many 
meals eaten or avoided in previous 

When the day was well under way, 
the graduation ceremony began. 

Seniors lined up by Boynton Hall, while 
family and friends waited in Harrington 
Auditorium. The march across Earle 
Bridge and the Quad brought the 
members of the class of 1983 to the 
ceremony they had anticipated for four 
years ... or five years ... or six 
years . . . 

Harry Gray, Chairman of the Board of 
United Technologies, arrived in his 
personal helicopter to deliver the 
keynote address. While he encouraged 
the graduates to make the most of their 
intelligence and skills throughout life, 
class members amused themselves by 
popping corks from champagne bottles. 
Finally, when the last student received a 
diploma, the new graduates applauded 
and cheered their successes. 

When all was finished, handshakes, 
kisses, and hugs seemed almost 
commonplace as friends said goodbyes 
to each other and to professors. At the 
end, graduates went in different 
directions, leaving the school at their 
backs. Next year it all happens again. 

and the Final Semi-Formal 

Closing • 235 

236 • Closing 

The “Celebration” Continues 

Closing • 237 

238 • Closing 

Closing • 239 

240 • Closing 

Until the Grand Finale 


and Time to Say Goodbye 

Closing • 243 





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Closing • 245 

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246 • Closing 

There’s some 

pretty fast banking going on at 
Shawmut Worcester County Bank. 

It's called 

You can use Action 24 to make deposits and 
transfers. Check your balances. Even withdraw 
cash, day or night, seven days a week. It's simple 
and takes only a few seconds—without a moment of 
waiting in teller lines. 

Look to us for ACTION 24 
throughout Worcester County. 

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Member F.D.I.C. 

With best wishes 
to the 

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General Contractors 

248 • Closing 

with best wishes 
to the 

CLASS OF 1983 







Press Metal Engineers & Manufacturers 


Light and Heavy Metal Stampings 

is Gone 
from Grinding 

Early machine Operators relied on tricks 
of the trade and guesswork to coax the 
most from their grinding machines. 

Since those early days, Heald has intro¬ 
duced such innovations as Planetary 
Spindles, Size-Matic, Gage-Matic, Con¬ 
trolled Force, Electronic Feed,... each a 
step in perfecting the grinding process. 

Heald’s new computer numerically con¬ 
trolled CINTERNAL takes the guesswork 

out of grinding. Skill and experience are 
written into its comprehensive software. 
It can teach an inexperienced operator 
all it knows, prompting him step-by-step 
through setup and programming. It asks 
questions, accepts instructions, computes 
data . . . even programs itself. It’s made 
the whole grinding process simple. 



Heald Machine Division 
Worcester, Massachusetts 01606 









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Manufacturers of PHOENIX automatic chucking machines, 
A VEY drilling machines, special A VEY systems 




Success, Wealth, and Happiness Mike — Mom and Pop Thorn 

Janina Natrillo — You've always made us proud of you but we've never been more proud. 
Love Mom and Dad, Michelle and Ralph 

Congratulations Cynthia. Mother — Dad, Lisa 

Good Luck to the best Mechanical Engineer. 

Love, Mom and Dad 

Congratulations, Billy — Mr. and Mrs. William J. Ryan 

Ya did it Doug! We knew you could — We knew you would — 

The Ackers — With Love and a Hug 

Congratulations Russ! Mr. and Mrs. W. Philpot and Michael 
Congratulations Roy — 

From Dad, Mama, Lu, and Jim Arsenault 

Yeah Jimbo! 

Bravo Steve! May the wind always be at your back. 

Mom, Dad, Ellene & Steve, Marnie & Tom, Kerrie & Keith, Pop-pop & Zizi 

Congratulations Bob! Mr. and Mrs. W. Mathews 

Congratulations and Good Luck Keith! 

Love, Mom, Dad, Tom and Karen 

With Love and Pride Congratulations Johnny! Mr. and Mrs. J. Janosik Sr. 

Congratulations Marshall! We are so very proud of you. 

Love, Mom, Dad and Skipper 

To Jane and Class of '83 “Congratulations" 

Jenn, our favorite Engineer! 

Congrats and Love — Mom, Dad and Lynn 

Congratulations Jay! 

Mark Pease — Congratulations — Good Luck and lots of Love. 

Grandma, Mother, Father and Joe 

Congratulations Taron! Mr. and Mrs. Hochman 

Love you Peter — Congratulations. 

Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Denkewicz 

Best Wishes for Class of 1983 — Mr. and Mrs. Piotr Baryluk 

Gus 78 Dan '80 Michael '83 
The Jasminskis 

Congratulations Chris! With our Love, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Pappas 



To Steve: The party's over, go to work. Love Dad 

God Bless you Joey. 

Love Mom, Dad, Ed, Jim and Diane 

Congratulations John! 

Love Mom and Dad. Col. and Mrs. P.G. Atkinson Jr. 

Congratulations Vinny — Our best wishes for Happiness and Success. 

GBWY — Love Mom and Dad 

Congratulations Tom! Graduation is just the beginning — Mr. and Mrs. Kemeny 

Congratulations Neil! Mr. and Mrs. Gene Dubois 

Congratulations Bob! From Mom and Dad and Family 

Congratulations Duanesburgs D.J.! We are proud of you. 

Love from the whole family 

Congratulations and Good Luck to Class of '83 — WPI — Jeff Moore — '83 
Congratulations Dave! Mr. and Mrs. David R. Wilbur 

Congratulations Steve. We are so proud of you! Mr. and Mrs. John J. Dehais 

Congratulations, Sue!!! Mrs. Gloria Godbout 

Colin: In 30 years you will do this! Love Mom and Dad 

Congratulations Joe 

Mom Dad Pa’tti and Sharon 

Congratulations “Leo" We are proud of you. 

Good Luck in the future — Mom, Dad and Marie 

We are proud of you, John; We'll see you in Hawaii! 

Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Gorman 

Congratulations and Happiness Diane Mammarelli. 

Mom and Dad 

Congratulations and Thanks Michael. Love Mom and Dad 

Lynn: You are the Greatest! 

Mom and Jim 

Congratulations and Best Wishes Always — 

Ma, Dad, Tom and Jim 

Congratulations Jeff! 

Mom — Dad — Joanne — Ken — Stella 

Congratulations Deirdre! 

Mom, Dad and Brothers 

Well Done, Congratulations Paul! 

Gram and Grandad 

Good Luck Donna! 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bagdonovich 


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Congratulations Nora! 

Much Love, Mom and Amy and Walter and Karen 

Congratulations Doug! 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Hill 

Love and Success Teecie! 

Mom and Dad Kwiatkowski 

Good Work Dennis! 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd 

Congratulations J. V.E., 

Aunt Sadie and Friend really care you know! XXX 

Congratulations Richard and Good Luck. 
Mr. and Mrs. G. Wolf 

Congratulations, Nick, on a job well done. We're very proud of you. 

Mom, Dad, Laurie, Michael, Kim and Kevin 

Congratulations to Bettyann and the Class of '83 

Congratulations, Sherrie — With much Love from your very proud family! 

Congratulations Angelo! Best Wishes and Happiness — 

Mr. and Mrs. Villani 

You made it. Pudge! 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Twomey 

We're proud of you and we love you DANNY — 

DAD, MUM, and all the ALKIES and the B's 

Congratulations Mark! Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Millay and Susan 

Congratulations Class of 1983 

Thanks for making us proud parents, Mark 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Rossmeisl 

Good Luck to the Class of '83. 

Congratulations Stephen — 

Mom and Dad Kozak 

Congratulations John! 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Salvadore and Family 

Congratulations — Knew you could do it. 

Babs and Gordo 

Congratulations Kevin! Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Damon 
Congratulations Dave! Mom and Dad 
Rah Rah! Don! 


Peddler 1983 

The 1983 Peddler was printed by Hunter Publishing Company 
of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The book contains 256 
pages, 16 of which are printed in 8/4 color. Black ink was used 
on matte paper throughout the book. The cover is constructed 
from Palladium Grey lexatone wrapped around 160pt binder 
board. The cover design, drawn by Dan Farrar, was silkscreened 
using Pantone Ink (PMS #201). The endsheets are a mohair 
texture in Granite (#222) printed with maroon ink (PMS #201) 
in a design created by Mark Scott. Various copy and headline 

Many times in the past few weeks I have wondered whether 
or not any book could be worth the time and effort it required to 
produce this. After seeing the proofs for the first half of the 
book, I am beginning to feel that it will be. I hope that all 
who worked on the book will agree. Thank you very much 
for your help. 

I would especially like to thank the entire editorial board for 

styles are used throughout the book. Press run was 2150 copies 
The 1983 Peddler staff strived to create a book which 
thoroughly captured the people and events of this year at WPI. 
We sincerely hope that all who receive the book will be 
reminded of some aspects of their own lives during this year. 
The additional coverage of the book was made possible by an 
increase in size of both the editorial board and the staff. We all 
hope that this growth will be continued for the quality of future 
yearbooks depends upon it. 

their support. Special thanks to van A for his encouraging ideas 
and proofreading help. I will never forget you. Norm Benrimo 
also deserves special recognition for his constant support and 
entertainment. Finally, I would like to thank those who stayed 
to get both deadlines out the door, especially Neil. 


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Clubs Editor 

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Fraternities Editor 

Beth Roughan 

Assistant Fraternities Editor 

Lynn St. Germain 

Events Editor 

Jackie Gemma 

Senior Section Editor 

Jinny Guerrin 

Assistant Senior Section Editor 

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