---- — The Haverhill YWCA will hold its 24th annual Tribute to Women luncheon on June 11 at DiBurro’s function hall.
Nominations are open to women of all ages. Meteorologist Matt Noyes will be the honorary chairperson and keynote speaker. The YWCA Academy of Women was established to create a permanent tribute to the achievements and significant contributions of women who live or work in the Greater Haverhill area. Members of the academy have become role models by setting high standards, blazing new trails and working to overcome obstacles.
To nominate a woman, contact the YWCA at 978-374-6121. All 2013 nominees will be honored at the luncheon, and the public is encouraged to attend. Tickets are $45 per person and reservations are required. For tickets or more information, call the YWCA at 978-374-6121.
Riverside-Bradford Baseball League to hold opening day
The Riverside-Bradford Baseball League will celebrate its opening day on April 27, beginning at 9 a.m., inside Trinity Stadium.
Special guest is former Red Sox hitting coach Walt Hriniak. This opening day event will include the introduction of teams and their sponsors. The league will sell T-shirts displaying the message “Help Riverside Bradford Baseball Strike Out Cancer.” The league has donated the shirts, and proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
The first pitch will be thrown to Hriniak by Bob Duston, the league’s umpiring chief and organizer of the American Cancer Society fundraiser, which is being held in memory of his brother Albert Duston. The celebration will be followed by opening day games. The public is invited to this event. More information is available by calling Bob Duston at 978-373-0114.
Class reunion planned
The Haverhill High School-Trade School Class of 1953 will hold its 60-year reunion June 14 from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at DiBurro’s function hall.
The reunion planning committee is looking for the following classmates: Joan Barteaux Padmore, Gloria Bethel Hayes, Elinor Boches Kraft, Barbara Cosio Savoy, Jacqueline Deveau Carlson, Martha Doyle Wasserman, Doris Emery Cotton, Roberta Ferrick Larsen, Norma Hamel Wiengel, David W. Hughes, Alex J. Kezik, Demetrios Kostas, William N. Levis, Peter J. McDonnell, Joanne Muldowney Richards, Adeline Neusner Bain, Eunice Shaw Perry, David A. Traister and William W. Wright Jr. For more information, contact Joe Nicolosi at 978-373-1295 or Janice Gilroy at 978-372-1442.
NECC educator named American Council on Education Fellow
Dr. Noemi Custodia-Lora of Haverhill, an assistant dean of foundational studies and liberal arts & sciences at Northern Essex Community College, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the academic year 2013-14.
“Over the last two years, Dr. Custodia-Lora has been navigating the leadership ranks at our college swiftly, transitioning from faculty member to program coordinator to assistant dean in short order,” wrote NECC President Lane Glenn in nominating her. “She has done so as a result of her capabilities, her accomplishments, and the strong support she has from colleagues and other leaders at the institution, including me, who recognize that she will be a powerful contributor to this college, and likely to other colleges and higher education in general, in the years to come.”
Margarita Benitez, interim director of ACE’s Emerging Leaders Group and the ACE Fellows Program, noted that most previous fellows have advanced into major positions in academic administration.
“The ACE Fellows Program will strengthen their leadership skills, expand their networks and prepare them to tackle the wide array of issues facing the higher education community,” Benitez said.
Custodia-Lora primarily oversees the Natural Sciences Department and the Mathematics Department at NECC. She is also the coordinator of the applied sciences associate degree of science in lab science program, which welcomed its first class in the fall of 2009. Before joining NECC, Custodia-Lora was a postdoctoral fellow at Tufts Medical School in Boston.
Pentucket Bank announces promotions
Pentucket Bank has promoted two employees to officer positions.
Amy Barcelos was promoted to training officer after being hired in 2011 as the executive assistant to the chief operating officer. Her responsibilities include assessing staff training needs and coordinating training bank-wide. Barcelos has more than 15 years of banking experience and lives in Hampstead with her husband and three children.
Mary Ippolito was named investment officer and will be a registered investment representative for Infinex, Pentucket Bank’s parent investment company. Ippolito joined Pentucket Bank in 1999 as a part-time teller and moved into various roles in the branches until settling in the Investment Department in 2004. Ippolito works in the bank’s Salem, N.H., office and lives in Bradford with her husband and daughter.
Electronics recycling event planned
The Haverhill High School lacrosse team will host an electronics recycling event on April 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at Haverhill High, 137 Monument St.
Recycling fees will be donated to the lacrosse team to help pay for uniforms and equipment and support the team in general. Fees range from $1 for items such as surge protectors and computer keyboards; $2 for items such as toasters and toaster ovens; $5 for items such as typewriters, space heaters, printers, cell phones and humidifiers; $10 for items such as pool pump motors, copiers and television sets smaller than 19 inches; $15 for items such as air conditioners; $20 for treadmills; and $25 for computer monitors and television sets 19 inches and larger.