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New Hampshire Newspaper Recognizes Four Alumni for Achievements

February 17, 2016

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Four Saint Anselm College alumni were recently named to The Union Leader's "40 Under Forty" list, which recognizes local citizens for their service and talent to New Hampshire.

Allison Joseph '07
Allison Joseph, a member of the class of 2007, was recognized for her work supporting New Hampshire's at-risk youth as executive director of MY TURN Inc.

Graduating from Saint Anselm College with a sociology degree, Joseph knew she wanted to help people and since starting at MY TURN in 2007, she has been dedicated to helping youth develop the skills and confidence to transition into the working world. In her two years as executive director she has opened a New Hampshire headquarters in Manchester and secured $1 million in federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Acts funds.

Joseph also volunteers at the Salvation Army's Kids Café and New Horizon's Soup Kitchen with her students and is on the Job Corps Community Relations Council.

Brent Kiley '99
Brent Kiley, class of 1999, was honored for his work as managing director and private wealth advisor for Rise Private Wealth Management, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. He helps clients by listening and providing them with personal solutions. He believes that it is important to help clients achieve financial life milestones, such as being able to send their children to college with confidence.

An active member in his community, Kiley volunteers at the New Hampshire Food Bank, Easter Seals Seniors Count Program, and Bedford Little League.

Gina (Rotondi) Powers '06
Gina (Rotondi) Powers '06 was recognized for her commitment to serve her community. In addition to her work as a senior government advisor at Rath, Young and Pignatelli, Powers also sits on the board of directors for Moore Center Services and the Mary Gale Foundation. She also volunteers at Merrimack Home Health and Hospice through their "Good Grief" youth program. There, encouraged by her own personal experiences, she helps bereaved youth cope with losing a loved one.

Powers was nominated by her husband, E.J. Powers '05, also a graduate of Saint Anselm College and a 2010 "40 Under 40" honoree.

David Tencza '02
Dedicated to improving the lives of the citizens of New Hampshire through his professional and volunteer work, David Tencza '02 is an assistant Hillsborough County attorney where he successfully prosecutes felony offenses. Tencza was recognized for his commitment to justice and protecting the most vulnerable. In addition to his work on cyber-related investigations, Tencza was involved in the 2014 creation of the Hillsborough County Superior Court Adult Drug Court and continues to increase public safety through alternative sentencing programs.

He also serves as chairman of the Nashua Democratic City Committee and is a member of the New Hampshire and Nashua Bar Associations and coaches T-ball for Greater Nashua Little League.

Story by Lauren Wanless '17

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