WPI Theater Group Announces New Officers

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WORCESTER, Mass. -- Members of Masque, the drama organization at WPI that enables students to explore their interest in theater, recently elected the following officers for 1998-99:

President: Christina Caverly '00 of West Sand Lake, N.Y., is majoring in humanities with a focus on theater technology. She has served as property manager for Masque, is the business manager to Alpha Psi Omega, the theater honor society, and is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, the Student Alumni Society, and Skull, the WPI society that honors individuals for contributions to the campus community.

Vice Presidents:
Master Carpenter: Justin Cole '00 of Ellsworth, Maine, who is carrying a double major in theater technology and management information systems.

Master Electrician: Steven Hocurscak '00, a humanities major from Easton, Conn.

Properties: Donna Lamaestra '00, a biology major from Yuma, Ariz.

Publicity: Joseph Alba '99, is a computer science major from Providence, R.I., who is also pursuing a career in music performance. He is currently the guitarist for the WPI bands Last Exit and Joe's Apartment, and also works with other groups in Providence.

Secretary: Anna Matzal '99 of Blairstown, N.J., is a pre-vet student who is majoring in biotechnology and minoring in biomedical engineering. She is a member of the women's crew team and Alpha Psi Omega, and is the leader of formal presentations for WPI's Global Ambassadors program.

Treasurer: Seth Flagg '99, a biology major from Hubbardston, Mass.

OCFC (Organizational Class Finance Committee) Rep.: Sarah Tranes '99, a biology/prevet major from Norwich, Conn., is a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the Society of Medieval Arts and Sciences, and the Science Fiction Society.

Mascot: David Eaton '99, a computer science major from Chestnut Hill, Mass.

"These exceptional undergraduates and campus leaders will bring hard work and new promise to Masque as we approach the millennium," says Susan Vick, professor of drama/theatre, who serves as the organization's faculty advisor. "For the next few weeks they will be working to learn their jobs from the previous officers, under the excellent leadership of outgoing president Jessica Sands '98 of Yarmouthport, Mass.

WPI is an independent technological university founded in 1865. In 1997, U.S. News & World Report ranked WPI among the top 50 national universities in its Best Colleges Guide and 35th among the top national institutions in the magazine's Best College Values report.