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Michelle Grifoni putting her Salem State education into practice back on campus

2012 Salem State graduate Michelle Grifoni
2012 Salem State graduate Michelle Grifoni

By Marvin Pave GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  MARCH 08, 2019


Michelle Grifoni was a four-year starter on the Salem State women's softball team, captaining the 2012 squad that advanced to the NCAA Division 3 tournament. The Peabody High grad is now back on campus as an adjunct professor.

A nurse practitioner, Grifoni lectures on the Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practice. "My mom, Carole, who is my role model, is an amazing nurse, and I always wanted to do the same,'' said Grifoni. A career .330 hitter with 31 stolen bases in 45 attempts, striking out a meager 27 times in 509 at-bats, Grifoni was the university's Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2012.

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