Diman Alumni from 1987
Edward Ahaesy (email)
Profile: After graduating, I spent the next eight years working at Trina, Inc. in the Shipping/Receiving Department. After Trina downsized in 1995, my job was eliminated. I then spent 9 months learning Business Software Applications thanks to a special grant from the state. Upon completion I began a job at FIRSTFED working in the Data Entry Department and received a promotion to Loan Registration Specialist 3 years later. In 1989 I gave my life to Christ and enrolled in a two year program at International Bible School in 1994. After graduating I spent the next 2 summers (96,97) doing missionary work in Parras, Mexico where I began a relationship with a fellow graduate from the school. Lea and I were married in July 1998 and bought a house in 1999. Currently (2003) we have been happily married and living in Taunton, MA for the last 4 1/2 years and are expecting our first child in July 2003. I look forward to hearing from other members of the class of 1987 and the other classes represented in Culinary Arts while I was there.
Edward Aubin (email)
Graduating Program: Plumbing
Profile: Lived in Virginia the last 21 years. Licensed Master Plumber, Master Electrician & Hvac. Operations Manager for a 65 year old company. Putney Mechanical Company Inc in FarmVille, Va. Would like to thank everyone at Diman for making the person I am today. Special thanks to Stanley Dobek & Brian Bentley.
Profile submitted on 1/19/13
Graduating Program: Carpentry
Profile: Live in Plainville MA. 2 kids. Work for Ferguson Enterprises as the Operations Manager.
Profile submitted on 1/4/13
Gregory Head (email)
Graduating Program: Auto Mechanics
Profile: After graduating I continued work in selling auto parts. A job I started in my junior year. In March of 1988 I joined the Army in the infantry. Before finishing training I had a chance to get Airborne training. This was a goal in my life that I really enjoyed.
I married in the military and divorced after getting out. While married my wife and I shared parenthood together through our daughter. My daughter has now made me a grand father 3 times. 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.
While I served in the military I was stationed in Anchorage, AK. Fell in love with AK while served.
After a short leave from AK I decided to move back and have lived here since 1997. I currently manage a towing company and am the only auto mechanic on staff.
In my free time I build computers and fish for salmon and halibut. My philosophy live life don't let life live you!!
Rick Manuels (email)
Profile: After graduation I continued working as an auto glass installer. Thank You Mr. Champagne for landing me my first auto glass job through the co-op program. As a lot of my friends know, I was a mobile DJ through high school up untill 2000. I estimate I've performed at over a 1,000 parties locally for my former company DJ's United. In 1991 I married the love of my life, Lauire (Watts). She has giving me a wonderful gift in July of 1993 (Jonathan). In 1999 I opened Spindle City Auto Glass. Now after 3 years I have a shop in Fall River, 3 vans, 4 employees and still growing. I am very happy to have been able to live, work and raise a family in my home town. I want to thank all my friends and teachers who have helped me through the years. Any old or new friends can email or im me.SSgt Kevin Murphy (email)
Profile: Presently I work at the Pentagon as a Personnel Specialist with the U.S. Air Force. I've been stationed at RAF Bentwaters in England; Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio; and now I'm working at our nation's capital.
After graduation, a year of college and almost year of working as a teller for St. Anne's Credit Union, I decided to enlist in the Air Force. With the skills learned in Diman's Machine Shop, there were countless opportunities available to me. If I were to mention only one skill aquired from time in the Machine Shop that made me sucessful in the military, it would have to be, attention to detail. It took a lot of hard work for Mr. Avilla, Mr. Peroni, Mr. Bernat and Mr. Casey to teach me -- I'm glad they were sucessful.
If all goes as planned, I should remain in the Washington, D.C., area until late 2002. From there I don't know where I will end up for my remaining 7 years. That is, if I decide to retire from the military after 20 years. Eventually, I would like to make it back home to Tiverton and start another career.
I would love to know what other folks in my class are up to, please send me a note.