1977 – Peter Gugliotta

classnotePeter Gugliotta – 1977 (Interior Design) emailed with an update about recent educational achievements. In May 2012 Peter earned a Master of Science degree in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology where he has been employed in the Planning and Construction Department for the past 23 years. After graduating from NESA, Peter planned to pursue an advanced degree at Boston Architectural College. However, he decided to use the money he had saved for tuition for a gift for his girlfriend instead. The investment worked out well for Peter; they will be celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary in September!

Peter would like to connect with classmates from NESA, he can be reached at gugliottaf(at)wit.edu.

Do you have news to share? Email your news and photos to nesadalumni(at)suffolk.edu.

2011 – Amy Parker

classnoteAmy Parker – 2011 (Graphic Design) emailed with news of an exciting promotion. Amy is now an art director at Digitas and handles large-scale campaigns for fortune 500 companies. Last semester Amy hosted School of Art & Design freshmen at Digitas for a panel of creatives who addressed the real world experience of design graduates. Amy was joined by fellow NESAD alums and Digitas designers Jackie Schaab, Matt Adams, Bianca Petinicchi and Tony Capozzi. Amy has developed a passion for running over the last year and participated in the Maine Marathon and Boston Marthon. She ran in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and raised over $8,000 for vital cancer research. Go Amy! Get in touch with Amy at amyparkerdesign(at)gmail.com.


2008 – Emily Eichhorn

classnote2008 – Emily Eichhorn (Interior Design), who relocated to Chicago from San Diego where she was lead designer with a kitchen and bath remodeling company, has recently taken a position with a new design build remodeling firm in Chicago, Design Build 4 U. Starting as a contract designer, it took her only six months to become their full-time lead designer and design team manager. Now she’s being charged with building a team of her own and, to that end, contacted NESADSU to see if we had alums in Chicago who might be interested in a position with her firm. If you’re interested, check out the firm at http://www.db4uchicago.com. In addition to her design job, Emily has done some freelance logo design work for two local non-profits. She’s also “exploring Chicago and loving everything this new busy city has to offer”. You can get in touch with Emily at emmy9rose@yahoo.com.

2005 – Marianne Wilson

classnote2005 – Marianne Wilson (Interior Design) posted a career update on LinkedIn in February, detailing her new position as a commercial real estate broker at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) in Washington, DC. Her new position focuses on tenant representation which means that “essentially, I help clients find office space [in the greater Washington area] ….and represent the tenant in lease negotiations”. You can reach Marianne at mwilson@ngkf.com or through LinkedIn.


1982 – Velicia (Gourdin) Waymer

classnote1982 – Velicia (Gourdin) Waymer (Fashion Illustration), whose work appeared in last year’s alumni illustration exhibition at NESADSU, decided, ArtistWebpagewith everyone’s urging, to make a more public display of her illustration work by becoming a part of the online Directory of Illustration (http://directoryofillustration.com/VeliciaWaymer). Velicia, who currently works as a training design and development specialist for a Virginia credit union, had gotten away from more traditional illustration, in favor of body painting (and other creative endeavors), photos of which she exhibited ArtistWebpage-1at NESADSU and which can be seen at www.besitosbodypainting.com. Check out her work and get in touch with her at vegoway@mac.com.

1994 – Barbara Sherman

classnote1994 – Barbara Sherman (Interior Design) emailed us to say that she had retired as of December 2012. She spent most of her career at Wilson Butler Architects in Boston working on entertainment-related projects on land and at sea, participating in the design of new and restored performance venues as well as other public spaces. She will continue with the firm on a contract basis, doing projects with special appeal. Barbara also plans to travel more with her husband, spend more time with her now 9-month-old granddaughter Maddie, and continue doing watercolors of architectural details inspired by her trips to Italy and other beautiful places. Barbara also mentioned her two successful hires of NESADSU graduates for WBA – Jillian Welenc (MA in Interior Design 2009) and Rebecca Emanuel (Interior Design 2007), who are continuing the NESADSU tradition at the firm. You can reach Barbara at bfshermandesign@gmail.com.

2012 – Janelle Parent

classnote2012 – Janelle Parent (Interior Design), who moved to San Francisco a few weeks after graduation, is currently working at an interior design/custom furniture store called FLIPP (Fashionable Living in Petite Places) in the city. Working closely with the owner, she is now doing a combination of sales, organizational tasks, and layout/floor plan and presentation design for clients. As she says about her move, “San Francisco is great, the people are friendly, it doesn’t get too cold, and there is so much to do and explore. Very exciting!” You can get in touch with Janelle at janellepdesign@gmail.com.