The sixth annual Peabody Education Foundation Career Day on April 13 gave Peabody Veterans Memorial High School sophomores an opportunity to visit with 45 local businesses to learn about potential careers.  Students are required to complete a worksheet reflecting their interactions.

A sign of the event’s continued success is the high percentage of  presenters who are PVMHS alumni, now returned to share with current students.

More than half of the presenters attended the city’s high schools.  Bob Haefner, a  1996 PVMHS Vocational student, spoke with interested sophomores about his job with Analogic Corporation as an electrical design engineer involved with hardware and software designs for MRIs. Other alumni represented careers in public service, insurance, publishing, small assorted small businesses, engineering, banking, retail and consulting; they are:

Attorney – Beverley Ann Griffin Dunne (1976)
Eastern Bank – Ashley Leveroni (2005)
Embroider Me – Sarkis Sarkaisian (2006)
City of Peabody Health Department – Debbie Compiano
Gravoc Associates – Cathy Gravel (1975)
Gravoc Associates – Connie Leaver (1972)
HCPro – Katrina Gravel (2006)
Mary Kay – Nancy Martins (1988)
Northshore Mall – Laura Magarian (2003)
Peabody Fire Department – Joe DiFranco (1979)
Peabody Fire Department – Tom Desmond (1979)
Peabody Fire Department – Chris Dowling (1990)
Peabody Police – Jim Thibosean (1975)
Peabody Police – Diane Sawyer (1977)
Peabody Police – Sheila McDaid (1982)
People’s United Bank – Vanessa Boga Bettencourt (2004)
Peabody YMCA – Greg Griffin 1979
Phil Richard Insurance – Kathryn Coggeshall  (2006)
Phil Richard Insurance – Christina Tully (2007)
Tupperware – Jodie Malatzky (1978)
Weston & Sampson – Jaime Lennon Stelmat (1996)

Career Day also featured the following businesses:
Analogic Corporation – Sam Jonathan
Atlantic Ambulance Service – Bob Dionne
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan – Carolyn Delossantos
Burtons Grill – Ryan Dion
City of Peabody/Building Inspector Kevin Goggin
City of Peabody/Health Dept.
Peabody High Cosmetology, Electronics, and Culinary
Eastern Bank-Ann D’Anjou
Eastern Bank-Ashley Leveroni
Eastern Bank-Ed Lomasney
EmbroidMe North Shore & Sarkisian
Sporting Goods – Sarkis N. Sarkisian
Evans Flowers-Dennis Feld
Fire Department-Chris Dowling
Gainsboro Studio-Carl Sweetser
Healthy Peabody Collaborative-Sandi Drover
Lahey Clinic Northshore -Pam Picariello
Metro Credit Union – Vanessa Silveira
New York Life – Dan Collins & Steve Shea
Nurse Practioner – Lorrainne Murphy
Ocean States Investigative Group, LLC – Ed Spicer
Peabody Patch – John Castelluccio
Peabody Access Telecommunications, Inc. – Don Murphy
Peabody Access Telecommunications, Inc. – Jim Palmer
Peabody Council on Aging – Carolyn Wynn
Peabody District Court – Michael O’Shea & Rich Deangelis
Peabody Marriott Hotel – Karim Perez
Peabody Public Schools – Jessica DiGianfelice/chem teacher
Peabody Public Schools Athletic Trainer
People’s United Bank – Peggy Pedro
Police Department – Vinny Patermo
PVMHS – Jodi Hernandez
TD Bank – David Bonilla
TD Bank – Donna Hastings
TD Bank – Jugmi Rao
TD Bank – Megan Shea
Tupperware – Joanne Malatzky
US Army National Guard – Sgt. Toohey
Weston & Sampson – Jaime Stelmat
Whenever Wigs – Polly Vitagliano
Torigian Y
Northshore Mall
Gravoc Associates
Johnny C’s Barbershop