Fisher College Librar 3 5620 50557541 9 MRS. LAURA M. BARNES, A.B., LL.B. Proudly do we dedicate the Beacon to Mrs. Laura M. Barnes, respected member of the faculty of Fisher Junior College, in appre- ciation of her numerous services to the pupils and faculty of the College. We value her friendship in the role of Senior Advisor; we acknowledge her rare ability as a teacher; but most of all we respect her for her admirable character and ideals as exemplified in her leadership. The Senior Class of 1957 extends to her its best wishes for future happiness. 2 SANFORD L. FISHER, B.S., Ed. M. President Every president of every school who made a speech or wrote a letter to a gradu- ating class has said or thought, " You are going out into the world. " It is a common- place remark that one cannot avoid thinking; because like all commonplaces, it says only the literal, irreducible, and specific truth. The " world, " however, is going to be very much like the world in which you have been living all your lives; and certainly it will be much like the world of college which has offered you challenge and opportunity. What you remember of your days at Fisher Junior College is, like a profit and loss statement, a summary of assets and failures. The fact that you are " going out into the world " is proof that you have had more successes than failures. Into this bigger world, you bring the habits of success. Your assets are many and concrete; you know how to do SOMETHING. You may ask for and you will receive a fair wage for what you can do. You have many skills that you can apply to the " world ' s " work. You know something about how the human mind works; you understand some of the techniques of getting along with other people; you have learned a little of the history of mankind and what man has achieved. You have had some glimpses into the mysteries of medi- cine, science, and engineering. Perhaps your greatest asset is the one least tangible — you believe in self-discipline. If this were not true, you would never have learned to apply it, day after day, so that now you can typewrite at sixty words a minute. These are tools — sharp, ready, suitable tools. With them you can build a good and rewarding life. The " world, " like you, has liabilities: the constant threat of war, of economic disasters, of moral and religious disasters. But it has also assets: the con- stant advance made by dedicated men into the frontiers of medicine and technology; the relative freedom of speech and movement; the possibility of vast new sources of energy; the old but newly translated idea that all men are brothers. It is a good world; not easy, not to be won in a day, but a world worth going into. You have my very best wishes for that good life and my prayers that you will use your tools intelligently and with good will. 3 of he JTLlma TTLater Hail to you, our Alma Mater, Let our voices join in praise To the school, whose inspiration Will direct us all our days. As we stand before life ' s portals We will take from you the key, Giving fame to the name of Fisher; In our hearts you ' ll always be. When the moment comes for parting And we bid these halls good-bye, We will take with us forever Thoughts of you that never die. To the school, we leave behind us We will pledge a love that ' s true; With a tear and a cheer for Fisher — Alma Mater, we love you. 4 5 June Mather Jyldministmtion ALBERT L. FISHER, B.S. in Ed., Ed. M. Administrative Dean MYRON C. FISHER, JR. B.S. in Ed. Administrative Dean PARKER J. DEXTER, B.A., M.C.S. Acting Academic Dean Electronics, Accounting JOSEPH J. CARTY, LL.B. Treasurer 6 [Public [Relations Staff MRS. EDITH T. HUGHES MRS. HARRY GORTNER (Secretarial Staff CO 0 ••• • » • • « % ' « ' •« (» fc ► A A (% »r 4 » A A (% A A A A A A » A A A A f A A A A A ' » A A A A f A A A A AT " Maureen Whittaker, Marianne Palmeter, Janet Page, Shirley Shelton 7 MARION E. FRITZ Typewriting, Executive Major, Filing KATHLEEN GIDANSKY, A.B. Economics, Shorthand JAMISON R. HARRISON, B.S., A.M. Electronics, Physics ' 957 EVELYN M. STINCHFIELD B.S. in Ed. Shorthand, Secretarial Procedures LURA TAYLOR, Mus. B., M.A. Librarian, Music Appreciation Fine Arts LILA DAVIS WHITING Secretarial Training, Shorthand Mrs. Amy Heart, Mrs. Ann Scott aiatenance 10 Mr. Thornton Porter, Mr. George Stich NANCY MARIE ANDERSON " Nance " Whitefield, Me. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Glee Club, Dramatic Club. ELIZABETH ANNAIAN " Liz " 2 Basswood St. Lawrence, Mass. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. LORET BALDWIN " Ella " 14 Steele St. Stoneham, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Student Council, Com- muters ' Club, Usher at Graduation. JUDITH ELLEN BATTIS " Judy " 10 Fern Ave. Amesbury, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Junior and Senior Class President, Student Council, Fisher Flashes, Usher at Graduation, Junior Fashion Sh ow, Junior Mothers ' Tea. LIA BENVENISTE " Lee " Hotel Aristi, Apt. 806 Cali, Colombia COURSE: Beginning Secretarial DEANNA BERMAN " Dea " 1 1 Magnolia St. Lawrence, Mass. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club. 12 LETITIA JANE BERNARD " T. T. " 137 Hollett St. North Scituate, Mass. COURSE: Electronics ACTIVITIES: Student Council Presi- dent, Commuters ' Club. DOROTHY BOLAND " Dottie " East Main St. Southboro, Mass. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial JOANNE BOLTON " Jo " 7 Linnaean St. Cambridge, Mass. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial SANDRA BOWEN " Sandy " 120 Stetson St. East Braintree, Mass. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club, Year- book Typist. JOAN M. BOYHAN " Joanie " 17 Wait St. Roxbury, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club, Fisher Flashes, Junior Prom Committee. NANCY C. BOYNTON Furnace Road Hope, Rhode Island COURSE: Beginning Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Intercollegiate Club. 13 BARBARA BRADLEY SHIRLEY BREARLEY H. JEANETTE BROOKS " Barb " Oak St. Guilford, Me. " Jean " 26 Judson St. Braintree, Mass. COURSE: Legal South Orleans Road Orleans, Mass. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial COURSE: Beginning Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. LESLIE CALDWELL BROWN Mt. Pleasant Ave. Gloucester, Mass. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES: Dormitory Council. S. ANN BROWN 74 Dane St. Somerville, Mass. COURSE: Legal BRENDA MARIE BUCKLEY " Bren " 17 Robinhood Road Winchester, Mass. COURSE: Executive 14 CAROLYN CAMELIO " Carole " 227 Brighton St. Belmont, Mass. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club Secre- tary, Junior Fashion Show Committee, Junior Mothers ' Tea. JOANNE A. CARBONE " Jo " Winn St. Burlington, Mass. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. ROBERTA INGRID CARLSON 14 Temple Place Lynn, Mass. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial LOUISE A. CATALDO " Weezie " 46 Madison St. Wrentham, Mass. COURSE: Executive SUZANNE E. CHAPUT " Sue " Birch Knolls Cape Cottage, Me. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club, Fisher Flashes. NORMA MARY CHIASSON " Kanuck " 75 Elm St. Cohasset, Mass. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Glee Club, Dramatic Club. 15 IMOGENE C. CLARK " Jeanie " Maine Ave. Farmingdale, Me. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Home Residence Club. JEAN ANN CLERICI " Jeannie " 44 Clapp St. Walpole, Mass. COURSE: Executive JEAN CLEVELAND " Jeanie " 48 Clarendon Ave. Montpelier, Vt. COURSE: Electronics 16 BASHA ADA COHEN 473 North St. Burlington, Vt. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Fisher Flashes, Dormi- tory Council Treasurer. DORIS ANN COLE " Dody " 1 1 Sherman St. Maynard, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Intercollegiate Club. CAROL F. COLEMAN 34 Weston St. Brockton, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. JUDITH A. COLGAN " Judy " 28 Crawford St. Arlington 74, Mass. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. LINDA MAE CONLEY " Lindy " 47 Marvin Ave. Franklin, Mass. COURSE: Executive CAROL ANN CONNOR " Car- Cross St. Southboro, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Junior Fashion Show, Fisher Flashes. 17 CAROL ANN CROZIER 26 Locust St. Belmont, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club, Jun- ior Fashion Show Committee, Junior Mothers ' Tea. JEANNINE ELLEN CUSHMAN " Neanie " Friendship, Me. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES: Glee Club. IRENE J. DALTON 2 Short St. Methuen, Mass. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial JACQUELINE ANN DAUPHINEE " Jackie " 237 Essex Ave. Gloucester, Mass. COURSE: Electronics ACTIVITIES: Home Residence Club. SHIRLEY E. DEAN " Turk " Grafton, N. H. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Junior Fashion Show, Dramatic Club. SHIRLEY ANN DEL CARTE " Shirl " 459 Pleasant St. Franklin, Mass. COURSE: Executive 18 VIRGINIA DeSIMONE " Ginny " 202 Prospect St. Framingham, Mass. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial ARLENE DONAHER 125 Oak St. Wakefield, Mass. COURSE: Executive GAIL JUDITH DUDLEY Maple St. Mendon, Mass. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Fisher Flashes, Intercol- legiate Club. LORETTA A. DYKO " Lorry " 51 Belfort St. Dorchester, Mass. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. MARGUERITE ELDREDGE " Maggie " Main Road West Falmouth, Mass. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Fisher Flashes Typist. JANE E. EMERSON " Janie " 41 Bartlett St. Somerville, Mass. COURSE: Electronics ACTIVITIES: Student Council, Com- muters ' Club President. 19 JOYCE A. EZEKIAN " Zeke " 198 Collincote St. Stoneham, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club, Bridge Club. JOANNE N. FALL " Jo-Drop " 47 Holly Hill Circle South Weymouth, Mass. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. JEAN ANTIONETTE FERNANDES Wareham Road Marion, Mass. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial PAULA BEVERLY FIRESTONE 27 Coburn Road Manchester, Conn. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Student Council, Harvest Hop Dance Committee, Junior Fashion Show, Junior Mothers ' Tea. NANCY ELIZABETH FRASER " Nance " Damariscotta, Me. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES: Home Residence Club. MARY MARTHA GATELY " Miggles " 109 Washington St. East Walpole, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. 20 PATRICIA ANNE GEORGALIS " Patti " 247 Conway St. Greenfield, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Junior Prom Committee, School Band, Variety Show. BARBARA M. GINNS " Barbie " 141 Ormand St. Mattapan, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Yearbook Staff, Commut- ers ' Club. ELKA HELENE GOLDBERG " Butch " 114 Main St. Blakely, Pa. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Student Council, Fisher Flashes. ESTHER GOLDSTEIN " Es " 908 Westford St. Lowell, Mass. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES: Fisher Flashes, Dramatic Club, Junior Fashion Show Committee. ARIA GOODWIN " Charlie " 234 Mauran Ave. East Providence, R. I. COURSE: Executive NANCY MORTON GULHANG " Little Girl " 151 Sandwich St. Plymouth, Mass. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club, Fisher Flashes. 21 JUDITH L. HALEY " Judy " 10 Elm St. Milltown, New Brunswick, Canada COURSE: Beginning Secretarial LYDIA HASELBERGER " Mouse " 74 Walker Road New Britain, Conn. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ELIZABETH HENDRICKSON " Libby " 109 Prospect St. Gloucester, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. GAIL HEWINS 15 Flagg St. Augusta, Me. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES: Fisher Flashes, Yearbook Staff, Dormitory Council Secretary. SHEILA ANN HILLMAN " She " 17 Whitehorse Road South Hingham, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. JULIA CATHERINE HOFFER " Julie " 3 Wise Place Gloucester, Mass. COURSE: Electronics ACTIVITIES: Junior Class Vice-Presi- dent, Student Council, Junior Fashion Show Chairman, Fisher Flashes, Year- book Staff. 22 JOAN HOM MEL " Joanie " 118 Bennett St. Brighton, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. MARY LOUISE HORAN " Mary Lou " 48 Porter Road Waltham, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Riding Club, Commuters ' Club, Junior Fashion Show, Intercol- legiate Club. MARGARET R. HOWE " Peggy " R. F. D. 1 Augusta, Me. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Home Residence Club. PRISCILLA ANN HURLEY " Pris " 230 Globe St. Fall River, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Fisher Flashes, Riding Club, Dramatic Club. ANNE MARIE HUTCHINSON 66 Winter St. Franklin, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. SANDRA MAE JARVINEN " Sandy " R 365 Centre Ave. Rockland, Mass. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES: Glee Club, Fisher Flashes, Dramatic Club. 23 LOIS KARLIN 73 Floyd St. Dorchester, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. ELEANOR KATZ " Ellie " 237 Freeman St. Brookline, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club, Year- book Staff. ANN MARIE KEATING 347 Essex St. Swampscott, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Intercollegiate Club, Riding Club, Commuters ' Club, Year- book Staff, Junior Fashion Show. JOYCE ANN KENDALL " Jo " 6 Hampton Road Stoneham, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. ANNETTE MARIE LABARRE " Neddy " White Bagley Road Southboro, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Dormitory Council Presi- dent. PAULINE A. LABRIE 136 Westwood Road Medford, Mass. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club, Dra- matic Club. 24 JOAN LANDRY " Jo " 108 Free St. Dexter, Me. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. MARGUERITE KING LEE 104 Tyler St. Boston, Mass. COURSE: Foreign Trade ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. JOYCE LIBERTY Lyman Lane South Yarmouth, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Fisher Flashes. HOPE LILLEY 134 Dutcher St. Hopedale, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Glee Club, Fisher Flash- es. ELISE ANN LITTLEFIELD " Lee " 100 State St. Newburyport, Mass. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial DOROTHY FRANCES LIVELY " Dottie " 68 Acadia Ave. Waltham, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Riding Club, Commuters ' Club, Intercollegiate Club. 25 GRACE LOCKE 5 Clarence St. Amherst, Nova Scotia COURSE: Beginning Secretarial BARBARA JEAN LOUBRIS 8 Walnut St. Wakefield, Mass. COURSE: Foreign Trade ACTIVITIES: Yearbook Editor, Com- muters ' Club. GAIL ANN LUTHER 306 North Ave. Weston, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. ELIZABETH ANN MacNEILL " Betty " 13 Elm St. Middleboro, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club, Dra- matic Club, Fisher Flashes. ALICE JOSEPHINE MALONE " Mally " 182 Oakland St. Med way, Mass. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. TESSA M. MARTELLE " Teddy " Haynesville, Me. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Home Residence Club. 26 JUNE SHIRLEY MATHER 135 Main St. Walpole, Mass. COURSE: Foreign Trade ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club, Year- book Staff, Fisher Flashes, Junior Fash- ion Show Committee. ELISABETH M. McKINSTRY " Liz " 78 Pleasant St. Leicester, Mass. COURSE: Foreign Trade ACTIVITIES: Dormitory Council. JOANNE L. MENESALE " Jo " 21 Highland Ave. Beverly, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Senior Class Treasurer. CARLYN M. MICHAUD " Mich " 6 Edward St. Lincoln, Me. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Home Residence Club. BETTY LOU MIKENAS " Lou " 335 Forest Ave. Amsterdam, N. Y. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Glee Club. GLORIA ANN MILLS " Glo " Derry Road Chester, N. H. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Glee Club. T. " » 27 BARBARA ANN MULLETT " Barbie " 20 Crystal St. Maiden, Mass. COURSE: Executive ANNE LEE NEWMAN 47 Locust St. Winthrop, Mass. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Glee Club. JEANNE FRANCES O ' BRIEN " Jeannie " Shattuckville, Mass. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. MEREDITH LOU PACKARD " Merry " 94 Beulah St. Whitman, Mass. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES: Fisher Flashes Co-Editor, Dramatic Club, Glee Club, Junior Prom Committee, Junior Fashion Show Com- mittee. ELENA PASQUALE " Bingie " 12 Forbes Road Milton, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Student Council, Junior Class Treasurer. GERALDINE PATRIARCA " Gerry " 248 Copeland St. Quincy 69, Mass. COURSE: Executive 28 MARY MARGARET PAYNE 134 Harrington St. Wollaston, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Riding Club, Fisher Flashes. MARY ANN PECONIE " Mare " 59 Pulaski St. Amsterdam, N. Y. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial NANCY JEAN PETERSON " Pe " 580 Elm St. Montpelier, Vt. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Dormitory Council Social Chairman. VIVIAN ANN PETROWSKI " Viv " 68 North St. Middleboro, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Fisher Flashes, Intercol- legiate Club, Riding Club, Commuters ' Club, Dramatic Club. HAZEL PETTERSEN Acworth, N. H. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES: Glee Club, Home Resi- dence Club. JEAN MARY PHELAN " Jeannie " Seekonk St. Norfolk, Mass. COURSE: Electronics ACTIVITIES: Intercollegiate Club. 51 29 ALICE HELEN PITTS " Al " Capen Road Gardiner, Me. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES: Dormitory Council. MAUREEN QUINN Gleason St. Thomaston, Me. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial BRENDA RANCOUR Abbot Road Canterbury, N. H. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Home Residence Club. BARBARA REED " Barb " 4 Perkins Road Rye Beach, N. H. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Student Council, Senior Class Vice-President. ELLEN M. REIS " LN " 477 Page St. Stoughton, Mass. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club, Fisher Flashes, Dramatic Club. ANDRIA M. RICHARDS " Andy " 108 Ocean St. Hyannis, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Dormitory Council Presi- dent, Junior Prom Committee, Junior Fashion Show, Dormitory Council Social Chairman. mm XT 30 KAREN R. RICHMOND " Kay " 75 Sheridan Ave. Medford, Mass. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club, Year- book Typist. ANN RUSSELL " Russ " 7 Runalett St. Concord, N. H. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Glee Club. CAROLYN ANN RUSSELL " Russ " 82 Main St. Washburn, Me. COURSE: Electronics ACTIVITIES: Glee Club, Student Coun- cil, Fisher Flashes, Yearbook Staff, Dor- mitory Council. PATRICIA ANN RUSSELL " Patsy " 363 Mass. Ave. Lexington 73, Mass. COURSE: Foreign Trade ACTIVITIES: Junior and Senior Class Secretary, Student Council, Junior Fash- ion Show. MARY JANE RYAN 8 Lincoln St. Bellows Falls, Vt. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial MARILYN SAPOL " Mai " 74A Broad St. Lynn, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Glee Club, Commuters ' Club. 31 PATRICIA EVA SAVOIE " Pat " 725 West Main St. Madawaska, Me. COURSE: Foreign Trade ACTIVITIES: Home Residence Club President, Commuters ' Club. CAROLYN JEAN SCHLEGEL 201 Fay ' s Ave. Lynn, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club, Year- book Typist. HELEN SEBILIAN 78 Main St. Hopkinton, Mass. COURSE: Electronics ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club, Dra- matic Club. U. DIANE SHADRICK " Shag " 15 Allerton Ave. East Providence, R. I. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES : Fisher Flashes, Dormitory Council President. BEVERLY ANN SHERMAN " Bev " South St. New Haven, Vt. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Home Residence Club, Fisher Flashes. CAROLE M. SHLEVIN 351 Corey St. West Roxbury, Mass. COURSE: Medical 32 ROSALYN SHUSTER " Roz " 686 Rochdale Ave. New Bedford, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Club, fisher Flashes, Junior Mothers ' Tea. CAROLE J. SIBOLKIN 34 Richardson St. Portland, Me. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Yearbook Staff, Fisher Flashes, Junior Mothers ' Tea, Dramatic Club. GERTRUDE W. SIGMUND " Trudy " 536 Washington St. East Walpole, Mass. COURSE: Executive 33 SYLVIA SOKOL " Syl " 29 Kreisel Terrace Amsterdam, N. Y. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial NANCY MEREDITH SPEAR " Nan " 33 Rice Ave. Kittery, Me. COURSE: Foreign Trade ACTIVITIES: Glee Club, Yearbook Typist, Home Residence Club. MARIA STAMATIOU " Mapio " 34 Green Road Newport, N. H. COURSE: Electronics JULIANNA STEFAN " Julie " 20 Kearsage Ave. Oracut, Mass. COURSE: Electronics NINA ANN STEWART 20 Temple St. West Boylston, Mass. COURSE: Foreign Trade ACTIVITIES: Dormitory Council Presi- dent. RUTH L. STONE " Ruthie " 3 Gilmore St. Stoneham, Mass. COURSE: Finishing Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. 34 GERALDINE SULLIVAN " Gerry " 55 Sycamore St. Belmont, Mass. COURSE: Foreign Trade BARBARA JEAN TAWYER " Barb " 7 Balmforth Ave. Danbury, Conn. COURSE: Legal ACTIVITIES : Dormitory Council Treas- ANNA VALENTE 51 Mansfield St. Somerville, Mass. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. ARLENE LOUISE VILES 3 Greenleaf St. Brunswick, Me. COURSE: Electronics ACTIVITIES: Fisher Flashes Co-Editor, Dramatic Club, Dormitory Council, Jun- ior Mothers ' Tea, Junior Fashion Show, Intercollegiate Club. MAUREEN WESNER " Mo " 27 Walrege Road Nervington, Conn. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Dormitory Council, Glee Club. JOAN CAROL WILBRAHAM 9 Chapin Ave. Rocky Hill, Conn. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Glee Club, Dormitory Council. 35 DIANNE ELIZABETH WISELL 16 Taylor St. Bellows Falls, Vt. COURSE: Medical ACTIVITIES: Glee Club. MARCIA RUTH WISHNOW 46 Shore Drive Athol, Mass. COURSE: Executive ACTIVITIES: Student Council, Glee Club, Harvest Hop Dance Committee. GAIL WOODWARD 4307 South Coolidge Tampa, Fla. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Fisher Flashes, Com- muters ' Club, Student Council. JOAN S. YASHGAR 216 Lafayette St. Salem, Mass. COURSE: Beginning Secretarial ACTIVITIES: Commuters ' Club. 36 SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS President — Judy Battis, Vice-President — Barbara Reed, Secretary — ■ Patricia Russell, Treasurer — Joanne Menesale. JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS President — Elaine Tsirakis, Vice-President — Judith Robertson, Secretary — Judith Rogers, Treasurer — Nancy Spargo. 37 ass 1955-1956 It is September 23, 1955, and to the rest of the world it is just another day. But to the 160 students entering 118 Beacon Street, it is a da y of great significance. For on this day, a truly rewarding and enjoyable experience begins for them — two years at Fisher Junior College. The girls, wearing white tags reading, " My name is .... , " scatter to meet teachers and classmates and to arrange class schedules. They quickly learn the ups and downs of life at Fisher; namely, the stairs! That afternoon the girls enjoy an interesting sail on the Charles River, during which Mr. Sanford acquaints them with famous Boston landmarks seen from the River. On September 27, all classes are dismissed at noon; and the girls, attired in Fisher sweat- shirts, Bermudas, and kneesocks, pile into the awaiting buses that take them to Cedar Hill for the annual college outing. In an atmosphere of hotdogs and hamburgers, volleyball and Softball, new friendships are made and older friendships strengthened. That evening, the girls return to their homes and dormitories cheerful but very, very weary! On October 5, the home-residence girls discover the treasures found in the Boston department stores when they are taken on a conducted shopping tour. The Freedom Trail Tour, led by Mr. Sanford, includes visits to such unusual places as the grave of Mother Goose in the Park Street Cemetery, the fish market, the Constitution, Faneuil Hall and, of course, a delicious meal at the famous Durgin Park. On November 6, a tea is held at Edmund Hall; and the girls at Andrew enjoy one of the first entertaining buffet suppers given for boys from neighboring colleges through- out the year. The first college informal dance is held at the Starlight Terrace of the Sherry Biltmore on November 18. Swirling skirts and flashing smiles sway to the lilting music of a popular orchestra. After the welcome Thanksgiving recess, " Dad and Daughter Night " is held at the college on December 7. Fathers are not only shown the college itself, but attend their daughters ' schedule of classes. At the end of this strenuous evening, refreshments are served in the cafeteria. On December 12, junior class elections are held. The results are Judith Battis, President; Julia Hoffer, Vice-President; Patricia Russell, Secretary; and Elena Pasquale, Treasurer. Christmas recess, from December 16 to January 3, 1956, is filled with cheerful farewells, but, in most cases, still more cheerful greetings upon return. On January 21, a small but unique Masquerade Ball is held in the ballroom. Prizes are given for the unusual and imaginative costumes worn by the couples attending. At the beginning of February, the long-awaited event arrives — mid-year exam- inations. After much preparation, the struggle is over and many of the weary combatants take a well-earned vacation skiing in the mountains of New Hampshire. During the month of February, such activities as the Ice Follies, the theatre, a fashion show for those planning to go to Bermuda, and the Sweetheart Dance at the Hotel Vendome provide entertainment. On March 16, despite a furious snowstorm, many mothers arrive at the school for the annual Junior Mothers ' Tea. The mothers are acquainted with their daughters ' in- structors and are served delicious refreshments. March 23 begins spring vacation and, for some, a week in the sunny clime of Bermuda to escape from the lingering New England winter. In April, a home-residence supper is held to gather the girls together again in- formally. Also, the Junior Prom, held at the school on April 13, will bring back fond memories of beautiful gowns and handsome tuxedos. On May 4, the junior girls hold a fashion show to show prospective students what is included in a Fisher girl ' s well-rounded, versatile wardrobe. The flurry of activity and tension backstage is well worth the polished performance presented to the audience. At last, JUNE. Before the closing of school, however, the girls are submitted to a brief but excruciating period; namely, final examinations. Although many cries of, " I know I ' m going to flunk, " or, " She positively hates me, " are heard, the majority pull through. JUNE — but don ' t forget that shorthand! 1956-1957 September 24, 1956, and the confident upperclassmen, 143 strong, shatter the peaceful serenity of 118 Beacon Street as they eagerly greet old friends and reluctantly greet class schedules. Delightful mornings spent in conference with the " Big Three " — dictation, transcription, and speed building — cause a run on the book store for bond paper and aspirins. Vacations and social activities, pleasant relaxation the previous year, are welcomed as a necessary relief from the stenographic grind. In October, the school is decorated with imaginative and amusinug posters by the ambitious candidates for class office. The results of the election are Judith Battis, President; Barbara Reed, Vice-President; Patricia Russell, Secretary; and Joanne Mene- sale, Treasurer. On Friday evening, November 17, the annual all-college autumn dance is held in the Empire Room of the Hotel Vendome. In December, " Dad and Daughter Night " proves to be as successful as it has been in previous years. Cries of ecstatic happiness can be heard from the third floor as the medicals joy- fully stab first themselves and then each other to prove that life ' s fluid is still coursing through their veins. Following the Christmas recess, which ran from December 22 to January 7, a strange malady breaks out in the senior class. This condition is commonly known to members of the student body as " office-machine fever. " Although for best results this malady should be treated over a longer period of time, it is necessary to clear up the " fever " in a matter of a few short days. Mid-years come and, thankfully, go. Again, many girls gather up skates and skis and boots and legs and board a train for the Eastern Slopes Inn at North Conway, New Hampshire. On February 15, 1957, the annual Sweetheart Ball is held at the Hotel Statler. On March 29, many of the seniors fly to Bermuda for College Week. The girls stay at the Hotel Bermudiana when not swimming, bicycling, dancing, or making new acquaintances. During May and June, the girls are very busy with employment interviews and preparations for finals. With mixed feelings of sadness and joy, the girls throw them- selves into the busy whirl of Senior Week; first, the outing at Cranes Beach followed by the Senior Banquet at the Hotel Vendome and the Senior Prom at the Hotel Statler. June 8, 1957 — and all the studying, playing, laughing, griping of the past two years is culminated in that day of days, GRADUATION. 39 Located at 1 14 Beacon Street is Edmund Hall. It is the home away from home for thirty-two girls hailing from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Ver- mont, Rhode Island, and even so far away as Illinois. Edmund Hall is named for one of the co-founders of the college, Edmund H. Fisher. We are very happy this year to welcome Mrs. Mabel Towle as our House Mother; and we are looking forward to a most successful year, working and living together in harmony. OFFICERS President — Nina Stewart Secretary — Gail Hewins Treasurer — Joan Cummings HOUSE COUNCIL Nina Stewart Leslie Brown Gail Hewins Nancy Boynton Gail Dudley Sally Crockett Joan Cummings 40 Florence Hall is located at 112 Beacon Street. It houses thirty-one girls from all parts of New England and New Jersey. We are very happy this year to have Mrs. Hazel Miller as our House Mother. We have spent many happy hours here. We know we shall continue to have a pleasant, successful year together. OFFICERS President — Andria Richards Secretary — Nancy Peterson Treasurer — Basha Cohen HOUSE COUNCIL Andria Richards Nancy Peterson Basha Cohen Helen Cook Betty Bishop 41 What a pleasant sound the laughter and gay noises that the thirty-one girls of Andrew Hall make while they enjoy their home away from home. We are kept happy under the guiding hand of our House Mother, Mrs. Eleanor Boynton, who is wonderful for telling your troubles to. I am sure any girl of Andrew Hall will agree that her home at 181 Beacon Street has been a wonderful experience. We couldn ' t have asked for a more wonderful place to spend our college days than in that five-story brownstone at 181 Beacon Street called Andrew Hall. OFFICERS President — Joan C. Wilbraham Secretary — Myrna Brazeau Treasurer — Barbara Tawyer HOUSE COUNCIL Diane Shadrick Judy Williams Cynthia Sebring Susan Chaput 42 Sarah Mortimer Hall, located at 86 Marlborough Street, is a large, five-story building housing forty-one girls, our House Mother, Mrs. Lillian Smth, and a fac- ulty member, Mrs. Mary Plante. When we arrived at Fisher two years ago, it seemed as if graduation day was a long time away. Now we look back on all the nice times we ' ve had at " 86 " , and realize that the time has been only too short. We say good-bye to our wonderful House Mother, Mrs. Smith, who has been a second mother to all of us. Throughout the entire year those who have had the pleasure of her personal guidance will always remember the gentle kindness with which she solved our many problems. OFFICERS President — Annette Labarre Treasurer — Maureen Kelly HOUSE COUNCIL Arlene Viles Judy Bartlett Georgia Swift Alice Pitts Maureen Wesner 43 The Student Council acts as a liaison group between the administration and student body. It is a practical organization primarily concerned with promoting the general welfare and interests of all graduates. It is the strongest and most influential organization in the college. It cooperates in the planning, execution, and supervision of the social pro- gram of the college. Twice a month it meets with the representatives of the faculty to discuss policies, make suggestions, and consider student problems. The Council is composed of one member from the faculty, the vice-presidents of the senior and junior classes, and a representative from each of the class divisions, the Home Residence Club, the Commuters ' Club, and the Inter-dormi- tory Council. OFFICERS President — Letitia Bernard Vice-President — Judy Gardner Secretary — Elka Goldberg 44 The Fisher Flashes, this year competently edited by Meredith Packard and Arlene Viles, serves a two-fold purpose by informing the students of the happen- ings in Boston in general and Fisher in particular. The students who contributed their time and talents to its production deserve our sincere appreciation. Also, the helpful advice and capable supervision of Mrs. Plante, Miss Stinch- field, and Mrs. Whiting greatly increased the originality and efficiency of the Fisher Flashes. 45 The Commuters ' Club is made up of the commuting students at Fisher. It gives the girls who live in the suburbs a chance to get together. The girls have completed several worth-while projects. A Thanksgiving basket was raffled off to make money for a scholarship which is to be given to a commuting student. Also, they bought Christmas toys for the children at the North Reading State Sanitorium. OFFICERS President — Jane Emerson Vice-President — Lynn Berg Secretary — Carolyn Camelio Treasurer — Pauline Fisher 46 The Glee Club has been very successful under the capable direction of Mr. Davies. Besides singing at the regular Thanksgiving and Christmas assemblies, the Glee Club has sung for the dads at " Dad and Daughter Night " and for the mothers at the Mothers ' Teas. It has also been very well received at the Rotary Club of Boston, where the girls sang upon invitation. Throughout the year they have sung at various other affairs, including the Junior Fashion Show. Harvey E. Davies, A.B. 47 ome [Residence Club The Home Residence Club was formed several years ago to initiate and strengthen friendship among the girls living in private homes in Greater Boston while attending college. The girls, together with their advisor, Mrs. Brooks, hold regular monthly meetings. At these meetings, personal home and school problems are discussed and possible solutions are suggested. Many home-residence girls participate in off-campus activities such as the Teenage Jazz Club, the dances held at the Hotel Statler and Hotel Kenmore, and the sports and parties at the YWCA. Also, private parties are arranged for the girls during the year by their home-residence families. The home-residence girls would like to express their sincere appreciation to Mrs. Brooks and to their " second families " without whose cooperation and interest the Home Residence Club would not be possible. OFFICERS President — Patricia Savoie Secretary — Jean Nuthal 48 (Dramatic Club A new Dramatic Club was formed this year under the direction of Miss Elaine Zimmerman of Emerson College. Informal meetings were held during which the principles pertaining to the drama were discussed and enjoyed by the girls. Performances by the members have given added enjoyment to the assemblies and other special occasions. OFFICERS President — Esther Goldstein Vice-President — Nancy Gulhang Secretary-Treasurer — Ellen Reis 49 The Riding Club began its 1956-1957 season under the direction of Mr. R. Wright, owner of the Wright Stables in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts. Under the expert guidance of Mr. Wright, members of the Club were in- troduced to the fundamentals of good horsemanship and received preliminary instructions in the art of jumping. Members were familiarized with the four standard gaits; namely, the walk, the trot, the canter, and the gallop; correct mounting and dismounting; posture; and proper handling of the reins, which constitutes a very important part in controlling the horse. Each member of this year ' s Riding Club is grateful to Mr. Wright for his aid in showing our members that there is more to horsebackriding than just " Giddy-up " and " Whoa. " 50 Hi Age before beauty Glass VPi; No score and two years ago, our footsteps brought forth in Fisher ' s halls a new junior class, composed of women headed for higher education. Now we are engaged in a great graduation, discovering whether more executives, legal, medical, foreign trade, or electronics have endured the long grind. We are met in John Hancock Hall. We have come to dedicate a portion of our school as a final weeping place for those who here gave the two best years of their lives that Fisher might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we hereby dedicate this hall of assemblage, but in a larger sense we cannot dedicate any part of our school. The brave stu- dents of the past who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The faculty will little note what we say here, but it can never forget what we did here. It is for us, the Class of 1957, rather, to be dedicated to the unfinished work which they who teach here have tried so nobly to advance. It is for us to be here dedicated to the secretarial profession remaining before us, that from these honored teachers we take increased knowledge for which they gave their last full measure of sanity. Now, we here highly resolve that these pupils shall not have studied in vain — that this school under Sanford Fisher shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the pupils, by the teachers, and for the pupils shall not perish from these halls. In a supreme effort to accomplish these high resolves, we hereby submit this, our last Will and Testament. We, the shapely lassies of the Class of 1957, being somewhat stacked with ability to understand the incomprehensible faculty and having enough matter from television and miscellaneous literature to step forward to liberate the country from Presleyism and Diana Dors, do hereby leave our beautiful faces, our gorgeous figures, our extra-fine manners, our ex- tensive knowledge, our crib sheets, high I. Q. ' s, and the teachers to the juniors. To the faculty, we will a three-piece set of books we wrote entitled What Goes on Behind Your Back. The smallest volume is named The Nice Things That We Did Not Say About the Teachers Which We Should Have Said; the medium-sized volume, The Uncomplimentary Things That We Did Say About Them Which We Should Not Have Said; and the largest volume, The Naughty Things That We Said Which Should Have Been Said. 62 Complete Photographic Service To The 1957 BEACON SARGENT STUDIO I $ 110 EAST STREET WEYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS 64
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