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2022 Hall of Fame

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May 20, 2022

Kristin Lopez Cooper '97

Kristin Lopez Cooper ’97

Distinguished Alumna

Kristin Lopez Cooper has owned Alish and Aston Salon and Spa of Waltham since 2007 and recently opened a second location in Billerica. Kristin comes from a large family of vocational-technical school graduates, and as a teenager worked at a salon owned by Minuteman alumni. She now employs six Minuteman graduates at her salon and travels the country as an instructor for other cosmetologists for L’Oreal Professional. She loves mentoring and teaching young professionals.

James Phelan '03

James Phelan ’03

Distinguished Alumnus

James Phelan is the Vice President of Finance and Operations at Verdox, a company in Woburn that develops technology to reduce carbon emissions. James is an attorney and professional engineer with experience in finance, law, and engineering at start-up corporations. He previously oversaw financial planning and analysis for Cabot Corporation and engineered environmental controls for ExxonMobil. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.

Erin Meister Dalzell '05

Erin Meister ’05

Distinguished Alumna

Erin Meister is an award-winning scientific researcher and is currently a senior associate scientist for cellular process development at Bluebird Bio in Cambridge, which focuses on genetic diseases. Erin was the Class of 2005 Valedictorian, studied medical laboratory science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and holds numerous medical research licenses and certifications.

Hannah Leahy '03

Hannah Leahy ’03

Distinguished Alumna

Hannah Leahy pivoted from an outstanding high school athlete to become a successful sports medicine osteopath and educator. She is currently an attending physician of musculoskeletal and sports medicine for WellSpan Medical Group in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Hannah graduated cum laude from the College of Wooster with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. She received a master’s of public health degree from the University of New England Graduate School of Public Health. Hannah has held numerous medical internships, residencies, and fellowships. She is an author of more than 20 published scholarly articles and abstracts.

Andy Rodenhiser '83

Andy Rodenhiser ’83

Distinguished Alumnus

Andy Rodenhiser is president and CEO of Rodenhiser Home Services, a multi-million dollar residential plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning company. Rodenhiser has won numerous industry, charitable, and civic awards. He has served on several municipal committees in the town of Medway. He is particularly interested in helping veterans transition from military to civilian life, and often provides them jobs during this process. Rodenhiser is a vocal proponent of expanding opportunities for career technical education.

Tyler Faulkner '10

Tyler Faulkner '10


Tyler Faulkner was a member of the Minuteman Cross Country Team from 2006-2010. He is a two-time state vocational champion, two-time Commonwealth Athletic Conference champion; and won the prestigious Catholic Memorial Invitational, beating nearly 200 competitors from across the northeastern U.S. He is known as one of the most accomplished runners in Minuteman’s school history. He was high-performing academically and well liked by his teachers and peers.

Bruce Flood

Service to Minuteman

Bruce Flood was posthumously nominated after working as an automotive instructor at Minuteman for 19 years. He was named Teacher of the Year in 2004, a regular chaperone and judge at SkillsUSA competitions, and received several awards for being a master automotive technician. Bruce was well known for staying extra hours to help students with automotive projects or anything they needed. He would do whatever it took to help students struggling to understand automotive skills and would routinely provide a listening ear to students and provide them life advice. He would regularly cook food for colleagues and as a friend to many.  

1984 Girls’ Field Hockey Team

The 1984 Girls’ Field Hockey Team was the first female athletic team at Minuteman to qualify for a state tournament in any sport. It was the first year with two new coaches, Dale Bevins and the late Sandy Lambrinos. They were new to the sport and found mentors, including a member of Team USA Field Hockey, to guide them on their journey as first-time coaches.

Players: Kathy (Harrington) Carey, Lu (Bent) Waldsmith, Annette (Proulx) Ochab, Edie (Foster) Waldsmith, Beth (Herman) Duffey, Karen Bloomer, Kathy (Barnes) Medungo, Jennifer (Carroll) Coffin, Tricia (Swan) Pini, Nancy (Ryan) Kelemen,
Sheri Apprille, Laina (Lambrinos) Matthews, Lisa (Miller) Oliver, Michelle (Cronin) DeSalvo, Jennifer Gladski, Sue McLure, Kathy Maloney, Sheryl Pike
Coaches: Sandy Lambrinos & Dale Bevins

2022 Hall of Fame Event Photos

(Photos by Kathy Maloney and Dan O'Brien)