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Boston National Council

The Boston National Council is a dedicated group of UC alumni and parents who are committed to creating an Ursinus connection in the Boston metro area. 

Meet the Boston National Council liaisons:

Liaisons are UC alumni and parents who are interested in fostering an Ursinus connection in their hometowns. If you are interested in joining the council or have any questions, please contact

Anna Domestico ’13 

James Domestico ’07

James currently resides in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and daughter. He works for Northwestern Mutual and coaches wrestling in the winter. James graduated from Ursinus College in 2007 with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in History. While at Ursinus, he helped establish the Sigma Pi Fraternity and wrestled all four years (Conference Champs all four year!). Feel free to reach out to him anytime.

Dane Harwood P’12

The proud father of Alexander Harwood ’12, Dane was raised in Washington, D.C., earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan (1969) and his PhD in Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics from UCLA (1973).  Over the past years he has been a faculty member of university psychology departments, a researcher at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards and a professional management consultant with 25 years delivering workshops for clients in over 40 countries. Dane was trained as a classical guitarist, and has spent over 40 years playing and performing the traditional music of Java and Bali in a number of ensembles. He is a co-author with W.J. Dowling of the monograph Music Cognition (Academic Press, 1986), and has published many articles and reviews in the fields of auditory perception, ethnomusicology, and the psychology of music. Although he is now semi-retired, he continues to write, present papers, and attend conferences. He plays a lot of tennis, with mixed results. 

Julia Kelley ’14

Kate Rettstadt ’07

Sally Starr ’78 

Rebecca Thomas ’99

Rebecca graduated in 1999 with a BA in Economics/Business Administration and a minor in Philosophy. While a student at Ursinus, she worked part-time at the front desk in the Morin Library and was a member of the Omega Chi Sorority acting as the Social Chairperson. Following graduation, Rebecca attended Temple University, School of Law earning her J.D. in 2002. Rebecca then clerked for a Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas judge for one (1) year and, over the course of the next eleven (11) years, she worked as an associate attorney at an insurance defense litigation firm followed by a personal injury law firm. In 2014, Rebecca moved to the Boston area to be near family and began working at a prominent medical malpractice law firm in Boston. Currently, Rebecca is a founding member of Thomas & Wickenheiser, LLC, which is a plaintiff’s medical malpractice and personal injury law firm in the greater Boston area. As a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Rebecca credits her successes, in part, to her education at Ursinus College. At Ursinus, Rebecca not only made many great memories, but also cultivated close friendships, many of which she maintains today.

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