JOCELYN ZAKRI (psychology)
started a new business: Little
Lullabyes Family Sleep Consulting. She is a registered
respiratory therapist, registered polysomnographer, and
registered sleep consultant.
“The family sleep consulting
business was spurred following the arrival of my own
children, when I realized
there’s a whole new challenge
of sleep with infants,” she
ANTHONY GULLUNI (govern-
ment/L’07) won the Hampden
County District Attorney’s
primary on September 9 by
a landslide and unopposed in
the November election. At 33,
he is the youngest DA in the
county’s history. Anthony was
Assistant District Attorney
under both William Bennett
and Mark Mastroianni L’89.
MICHAEL ALBANO (computer
information systems) is the
new associate director of
operations, student financial
services, at Bay Path University. He was previously the
associate director of financial
aid at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
ROBERT HACKENSON JR. (
criminal justice) presented an
“edutainment” lecture on the
dangers of irresponsible social
media use at the University
of Alabama in Huntsville’s
Charger Union Theater on
April 7. Robert, who gives interactive presentations across
the country, is also a hypnotist
and was the “roving magician”
at Western New England University’s 2013 Homecoming
ANTHONY SURRETTE (account-
ing/G’06 accounting), an
entrepreneur and attorney,
was named to Business West
magazine’s 40 Under 40 list,
which showcases young
business talent in western
Massachusetts. Anthony, principal of Corbin & Tapases,
P.C., is the co-owner of Sixteen Acres Coin-Op Laundry
and The Nerdy Spoon, the
frozen yogurt, dessert, and
beverage shop that opened
in 2013 in the Breckwood
Shoppes near campus.
AMY CAMEROTA (general biology) joined the practice of eye
surgeon John Frangie in West
Springfield, MA. She is a
doctor of optometry and her
clinical experience includes
the Family Eye Care Center
in Westford, MA.
TOM SKYPEK (government)
was appointed a change manager at The Hartford in Hartford, CT. He was most recently a senior project manager
at Carousel Industries after
working as a lead associate
at Booz Allen Hamilton in
McLean, VA, for five years.
JEFF LEONE (communication)
joined Ayre Real Estate Co.,
Inc. in Agawam, MA, as a licensed real estate associate.
MATTHEW MASCITELLI (
psychology) is now a clinical psychologist for the U.S. Army in
Fort Bragg, NC. He was previously a psychology resident at
Fort Bragg, and prior to that,
he was a psychology intern at
the Army’s joint base Lewis-McChord in Washington.
Social media is still a relatively new platform. How has it
transformed into a viable career path that can benefit an
organization like Dana-Farber?
Think of social media as an extension of your overall communications or marketing message. If you were planning a national campaign, you would use social media to carry that campaign message
just like you would print or radio and television. However, the way
the message is delivered might be different on each of these channels. Within social media, each platform like Facebook, Twitter, or
Pinterest is looked at as a separate channel. The same messages
may be delivered differently based on what type of demographic is
following on each platform. For Dana-Farber, we use social media
to echo our overall marketing messages and to deliver information
from our blog or website to establish ourselves as thought leaders
in cancer research and treatment. We try to educate followers on
new research and treatments as well as what it’s like to be a patient
at Dana-Farber, and why we feel our staff is the best in the world.
How did Western New England University prepare you to be
successful in your field?
Western New England gave me the business education I needed
to step into the workforce with confidence. The University was also
able to use its resources in the business world to help me apply and
get hired for some really great internships, which paved the way for
my current career.
Did you have any particular mentors?
I’ve had many mentors along the way. Professor Bosworth, my advisor, was always someone I was able to turn to for advice. I credit
him with helping me decide to turn my Finance major and Marketing minor into a double major. This opened me up to other internship opportunities and eventually set me on my current path.
What has it been like working for Dana-Farber, which has such
a great mission and purpose?
This is a new role for me and I can already tell you it is one of the
most rewarding things I have ever done because of the mission.
Every day I feel challenged because I work with so many smart
people who push me to deliver at a high level. Additionally, there
is a sense of urgency because the job I am doing affects lives, and
when people are considering a cancer treatment center, picking the
right place can mean life or death.
Bill Greider ’ 11
FINANCE AND MARKETING
Social Media Engagement Officer:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute