McMorrow, Richard [Richard.McMorrow@PERKINELMER.COM]
It was great to see you a couple of weeks ago, and I'm glad to see you are still leading the fantastic swim program at BC. It has been a long time (too long) between visits, and I will have to make more of an effort to keep in touch with you and the other alumni.
I currently live on the North Shore of Massachusetts in Ipswich with my wife Kathleen (class of 1991), daughter Maggie (11), son Jack (9), and son Sam (6). This fall marked a major milestone with my daughter entering middle school and the youngest starting full-day kindergarten. The kids are all into music, drama, sports, etc. that keep both Mom and Dad busy balancing multiple schedules. Inspired by the recent Olympic games--and old stories from his dad--my son, Jack, just joined the local Y swim team. Looks like I will soon be spending time in the stands in a hot pool cheering him on. We are blessed to have such happy and healthy children.
Since leaving BC, I have focused my career in the area of information technology. Initially focusing on system implementations and application development (e.g., accounting, human resources, customer management, etc.) and have since moved into IT management. In 2003, I became the Director of IT for a small biotech company, ViaCell, based in Cambridge MA. The company was acquired by a global health and life science organization, PerkinElmer, in 2007. Since then, I have taken on a new role in the corporate IT organization, focusing on IT risk, security, and project management.
After taking some time off to focus on the kids, Kathleen went back to work last year for her old employer, TMP Worldwide, as a Senior Copywriter. She loves the creative nature of the work and the flexible work hours the organization offers.
When not working or spending time with the family, I can usually be found working in my woodworking shop building furniture for family and friends or on the water boating around the North Shore. My parents own a house on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, so the whole family frequently congregates there in the summer and in the winter during ski season.
Swimming was such a major component of my college experience and it truly has helped shape the person I am today. It seems like only yesterday that we went into the UMass pool at Amherst and broke their long standing win streak, the all night rides back from the Big East Championships in Pittsburg, and, of course, the training trips to tropical places. Thank you for providing a program that offers an opportunity for young people to grow, compete, and learn.
Again, it was great to see you. Please add me to any mailing lists you have running.
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