Richardello To Be Honored

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MCLA Vice-president of Enrollment Management and External Relations Denise Richardello [submitted photo]
North Adams – The Berkshire Guidance Association will award its "Friend to Guidance" award to Denise Richardello, vice president of enrollment management and external relations at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Thurs., May 10, at a spring dinner at Spice Restaurant in Pittsfield. The award is designated to show appreciation to an individual who has gone the extra mile in his or her work involving the Guidance Association. "Denise Richardello is a true 'Friend of Guidance,'" said Marietta Rapetti-Chase, an association member and Taconic High School guidance counselor. "She has always been an advocate for our Berkshire County students as former dean of admissions, vice president of external relations for MCLA, a member of the Berkshire Compact, and more." In addition to helping include the Berkshire Compact as a topic during an annual county-wide March 15 guidance conference, "Denise, along with her distinguished panelists, provided the group with important information regarding the Compact’s activities," Rapetti-Cawse said. "She is an effective spokesperson for the Compact and continues to cultivate opportunities to promote learning and provide career options to our county residents. Denise is a team player who is a true ambassador for MCLA and the Berkshire Compact." The Association’s 60 members include guidance counselors and support staff from public and private schools throughout Berkshire County.
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Hunter College Snaps MCLA Men's Basketball's Winning Streak

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- MCLA's Noah Yearsley scored 26 points, but it wasn't enough as the men's basketball team saw their nine game winning streak snapped by Hunter College 84-79 Friday afternoon in non league action.
 
In the opening half, neither team led by more than six points as the Hawks (5-13) took a slim 41-39 lead into halftime. The same held true in the closing half, but with six minutes remaining, Hunter led 67-62. MCLA (12-5) responded with a 7-0 spurt to grab a 69-67 lead as Yearsley scored five points in the run, but still with five minutes left to play.
 
After trading leads over the next several minutes, Hunter took the lead for good on Melvin Collins' three point play with under two minutes remaining making it 77-74. MCLA's Ki-Shawn Monroe converted for two on the other end to get within a point, but George Keener's bucket and FT extended back to a four point edge with under a minute remaining.
 
Monroe cut it in half with 25 seconds left, but MCLA was forced to foul. Keener made three FT's down the stretch to preserve the win and end the Trailblazers winning streak.
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