Alumni Updates

From L-R: Casey Placek ('12), Jordan Liderman ('10), Keila Sole ('10), Lindsey Placek ('10)

Some of our young alumni came to visit campus earlier this month.

They visited with former teachers, and shared with us the success they’ve earned since graduating MacDuffie.

We encourage all alumni to come visit and hope you’ll join us for alumni weekend, April 24-25, as we celebrate 125 years of excellence in education!

From L-R: Casey Placek ('12), Jordan Liderman ('10), Keila Sole ('10), Lindsey Placek ('10)
From L-R: Casey Placek (’12), Jordan Liderman (’10), Keila Sole (’10), Lindsey Placek (’10)

Submitted by Jordan Liderman (’10)

Lindsey Placek (’10) graduated last May from Connecticut College with a double degree in Neuroscience and Molecular Biology.

I am graduating in May from Northeastern University’s Nursing School. I have worked in the Emergency Department at Mass General Hospital and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medial Center (BIDMC), and plan to continue working at BIDMC as an RN before continuing my education to become a nurse practitioner. I am also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.Keila Sole (’10) graduated from Hofstra in May and is in the process of interviewing for medical schools. She has been accepted to New York Institute of Technology and has two more interviews this month.

Coming back was really rewarding, being able to see all of our former teachers and mentors. I always knew I was lucky to attend MacDuffie and that I had great teachers, but I wasn’t aware of how phenomenal they all were until I arrived in college my first year and was far more prepared than my fellow peers.

Mr. Polga, Mrs. Hill, and Ms. Tomkiel made me an excellent writer which helped me excel not only in my writing courses, but also in my everyday life writing application letters and emails to professors and employers which have gotten me jobs in the top hospitals in Boston and in the country.

Ms. O’Brien taught me history, but also compassion and drive, and Mr. Vennell taught me how to be a leader and positive force in others’ lives, whether it be friends, mentors, or strangers. MacDuffie is truly a family, and I am thankful for how it shaped me as a student and as an individual.