HOCR 2018 Athlete Profile: Paul Lewandowski

Next up is Paul, who is back for his second year to represent RCAA at the Charles! Welcome back, Paul!

Name: Paul Lewandowski 
Graduation Year: 1989
Major: Architecture
Hometown: Lewiston, Maine
Current City: Portland, Maine
Career Field/Occupation:   Principal at Scott Simons Architects 
Still Rowing?: Yes!  Portland Community Rowing Association in Portland’s Casco Bay
Fun Fact/Additional Comment: This is my second HOCR regatta with RCAA!  Looking forward to representing Rensselaer again!

 

HOCR 2018 Athlete Profile: Jay Valenta

Our next alumni athlete introduction is Jay! This year is his first time in the RCAA alumni boat and we’re very excited to have him represent us!

Name: Jay Valenta
Graduation Year: 1994
Major: Architecture
Hometown: West Milford, NJ
Current City: Weston, MA
Career Field/Occupation: Real Estate Investment
Still Rowing?: Not consistently, unaffiliated.
Fun Fact/Additional Comment: Avid mountain biker, skier.

HOCR 2018 Athlete Profile: Vanessa Ferrari

We’d like to introduce you all to our alumni who will be rowing in the RCAA boat at the 2018 Head of the Charles Regatta! We’ll start off with our coxswain, Vanessa! She was our coxswain last year for our alumni boat and had so much fun that she’s back!

Name: Vanessa (Charvet) Ferrari 
Graduation Year: 1996
Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Current City: Shrewsbury, MA
Career Field/Occupation: Director of Program and Project Management Technology at TIAA
Still Rowing? (if so, where?): Quinsigamond Rowing Club (QRC) out of Donahue Rowing Center 
Fun Fact: I also run a MINI Cooper event called “MINIs On Top” where 300+ MINIs gather and ascend the Mount Washington Auto Road. It’s a weekend long event with live music, games, prizes, rallies and lots of car fun.

We are very excited to have her as our coxswain again!

Head of the Fish 2018 Signups!

Signups for the Head of the Fish 2018 alumni boat are open now! We will be entering a race scheduled for ~10 am on Saturday, Oct 27. Please fill out the form below to sign up!

This is open to both men and women and is a free event! The team will be covering the entry free for our boat. We are looking for 8 rowers and a coxswain!

We will only use this information if we need to contact you on the day of the race.

Newsletter – October 2018

Upcoming dates

  • October 20-21: HOCR & Social
  • October 27: Head of the Fish Alumni Row
  • Early 2019: RCAA board elections

In this newsletter

  • Team’s Fall 2018 Schedule
  • Head of the Charles Regatta 2018
  • Head of the Charles Social
  • New Team Coach – Scott Meade ’92
  • Team Looking to Hire Two Additional Coaches
  • Viking Rigger Crowdfunding
  • Head of the Fish Alumni Boat
  • Social Media
  • Looking to become a 501(c)(3)

Dear Alumni, 

We (both RCAA and the team) are in the midst of our busiest season! Read below for some updates and for the sign up link for Head of the Fish!

Thanks,
— RCAA Board of Directors

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