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

    Marc Greeson
    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
    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

    Rick Manuels

    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)

    SSgt Kevin Murphy

    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.