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Isabela Echeverry '06 on How "Dreamers Thrive"

Isabela Echeverry '06One of the highlights of this year's President's Society dinner was a moving speech delivered by Isabela Echeverry, a 2006 graduate of Saint Anselm College. Isabella described her dream of leaving Mexico to study in the United States upon her high school graduation. She was repeatedly told by people that her aspirations were too high and that "dreamers don't survive."

Despite this, she held out hope and applied to Saint Anselm College. Not only was she admitted to the college, but she was able to attend due to the generous support of college benefactors. Isabela greatly values her time spent on the hilltop in Manchester, N.H. She went from a little girl in Mexico who wondered "What if" to a graduate student at Columbia University in New York City who now asks "What's next"?

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Mark Sullivan Delivers Commencement Address to Class of 2007

Mark SullivanMark Sullivan '77, director of the U.S. Secret Service, told members of the Class of 2007 at Saint Anselm College Saturday to set goals and aim high, but to be flexible enough to take important detours.

“Class of 2007, go do something big with your education,” said Sullivan, who is a 1977 graduate of Saint Anselm, where he studied criminal justice. “Follow your passions. Take risks. Walk through the doors that open for you. Be flexible. Guard your character and your reputation.”

Sullivan recalled how he applied twice to the Secret Service before being accepted, but only if he would take an assignment in Detroit. He considered turning down the offer, but the detour led him to rich professional experiences and something more important, he said - he met his wife, Laurie, and saw two of his three daughters born in Detroit. His later assignments included protecting Presidents George H.W. Bush and William Clinton. He was sworn in as Secret Service director a year ago.

To hear Mark Sullivan's speech to the Class of 2007, click on the audio file included with this post.

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Warren Bamford '80 Named to Top FBI Job in Boston

Warren T. Bamford '80 has been picked to head the FBI office in Boston, which supervises officers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island, the Boston Globe reports. The former criminal justice major will start his job next month, coming from Los Angeles, where he has been in charge of FBI counterterrorism efforts. The story also quotes fellow Saint Anselm alumnus James McDonnell '81, a criminal justice major who is now second in command at the Los Angeles Police Department.

January 17, 2007

Mark Edney '94 Fights Death as a Soldier-Healer in Iraq

Major Mark Edney '94 is a urologist and general surgeon in the 399th Combat Support Hospital, a Massachusetts-based Army Reserve unit serving in Iraq. "There's nothing like a 4 a.m. mortaring for a wake-up," he said in a recent Boston Globe article.

January 9, 2007

'99 Alumna Joins Foreign Service

Lilly Wahl-Tuco '99 is heading for France. Recently sworn into the American Foreign Service, she has been assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Paris as a vice consul, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported in an Aug. 14 column. "As a military 'brat' growing up abroad with an American father and an Italian mother in a bi-cultural, bilingual family, international affairs was always an interest of mine," she said, "but it wasn't until I attended Saint Anselm that I looked at a career in international relations."

August 15, 2006

Mark Sullivan '77 Discusses Rise to Top

The new head of the U.S. Secret Service launched his career as an Arlington boy and recent Saint Anselm grad who hoped to someday head the Boston field office. But when he joined the agency, they said, "Congratulations, you've got the job, and it's in Detroit,' " he told The Boston Globe in a recent interview.

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