College Graduates


Matthew John Salvie, son of John and Christine Salvie of Pittsfield, graduated from the University of New Haven in Connecticut on May 22, with a bachelor of science degree in forensic science and a concentration in chemistry.

Prior to graduation, Salvie was offered employment by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Massachusetts for the position of Medical Examiner Assistant I. Upon completion of his training in Boston, he will be assigned to OCME Western Region Office in Holyoke/Westfield.

He graduated with high honors from Pittsfield High School in 2015.


Joe Makuc of Main Road, Monterey, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts in history and minor in English from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., on May 18. He achieved departmental honors in history and English and membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He also received the Professor Elizabeth B. White Award for essay-writing in history, and the J. Douglas Davis Prize for work in European history.

Makuc worked as a docent for the Bidwell House Museum, museum assistant for the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, and oral history intern for Housatonic Heritage's OLLI 1968 and Monterey Oral History projects. Additionally, he received a summer fellowship with Historic Deerfield, and was editor of the Lantern collegiate literary magazine.

This month, Makuc begins his graduate education at Philadelphia's Temple University to obtain a master of arts degree in history with a concentration in public history.



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