Alumni Stories

Alumni across the country and around the globe are transforming hearts and minds to serve the world. We are proud to share their stories.

Service to Community and Country

Inspired by her Rivier experience, Lindsey Whelan shares the path to her life of service.

A Dean and her Teens

Dr. Joan Breault, Class of ‘14G, fosters greater student achievement in a unique learning environment.

Making a Difference

Emergency management specialist Kevin Conley, Class of 2013, works behind the scenes and on the front lines to make a difference.

Serving the World

Shortly after graduation, Hayley Parenti, Class of 2018, joined the Peace Corps and moved to Cameroon, West Africa.

Mother-Daughter, Alma Mater

Adrianne Havlicek-Liggett, Class of `96/`20G, and Kendall Liggett, Class of 2020, will celebrate their graduations together at the 2020 Commencement ceremony.

Achieving Her Dream

When Rebeca Cruz, Class of 2019, found out about Project Achieve nursing scholarships, she realized her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse was within reach.

From Front of the Classroom to Head of the School

Dr. Lisa Dias, Class of 2016G, has devoted her career to education, and, along the way, she continued her own academic journey.

Building a Career at NASA

Kevin Gill, Class of 2011G, wanted to advance his software engineering career. Earning his master’s degree at Rivier prepared him for an out-of-this-world experience.

Sharing His Past to Help Their Future

Barry Pietrantonio, Class of 2017G, made a journey on a long road to sobriety and it inspired a career change. He earned a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Rivier and now co-owns a counseling and recovery center.

Putting People First

Jeff Scionti, Class of ’91/’99G, has served Parkland Medical Center in Derry, New Hampshire for 33 years, starting his career in the lab as a medical technician and rising to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Waging a Battle Against Cancer

Yvonne Sun, Class of 2006, spends her days pouring over paperwork. Not sales reports or stock projections, but test reports and compliance materials that will bring new technologies, treatments, and hope to cancer patients.

From Start-Up to Finish

A demanding job led Keri Suslovitch, Class of 2020, to put her education on hold. Learn how this tech company co-founder also found herself when she returned to Rivier to finish her degree.