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arrow dingbat P. Sydney Herbert ’48 (CLAS) lives in Portland, where she is VP of Oregon’s Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs and says she would very much like to hear from classmates. She passed along the news that Marcia Mernstein ’49 (CLAS) is living in Houston, Texas.


arrow dingbat Congratulations to Daniel Leone ’53 (PHR), who was named a fellow of the Connecticut Pharmacists Association at its awards banquet in September.

arrow dingbat Poet and writer Lois Greene Stone ’55 (ED) was nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize in writing, recognizing the best poetry, short fiction, and essays published by small presses during the year.


arrow dingbat Kudos to Robert Bagg ’61 MA, ’65 Ph.D., professor emeritus of English at the University of Massachusetts, who published a translation from ancient Greek, “Four by Euripides: Medea, Bakkhai, Hippolytos & Cyclops.” He has published several volumes of poetry and written studies of Sappho and Catullus.

arrow dingbat Frank Boskello ’64 (PHR) of The Villages, Florida, was featured in The Villages Magazine for his work on medication safety for older adults.

arrow dingbat Local author Arno B. Zimmer ’68 (CLAS), of Fairfield, Connecticut, published his fifth novel, “The Severed Finger: A Thimble Islands Mystery.”

arrow dingbat Kevin Kane ’68 JD retired in November after 13 years as Connecticut’s chief state’s attorney. He worked as a legal aid lawyer before becoming a prosecutor in 1972.

arrow dingbat Mark Rich ’68 (CLAS), ’74 MS was elected president of the 400-member Richmond, Virginia, chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. He’s a retired U.S. Army colonel and lives with his wife, Kathleen Rich ’70 MA, in Chester, Virginia.

arrow dingbat Congratulations to Joseph Paul Bouffard ’68 (PHR) and Barbara Ann Randall Bouffard ’69 (NUR), of St. Albans, Vermont, who celebrated their 50th wedding anni-versary in July.


arrow dingbat Master gardener Larry Cipolla ’70 (CLAS) published “Hydroponic Gardening the Very Easy Way.”

arrow dingbat The Connecticut Pharmacists Association named John Parisi ’71 (PHR), Mary Ann Petruzzi ’71 (PHR), Richard Carbray Jr. ’75 (PHR), Margherita Giuliano ’75 (PHR), Peter Tyczkowski ’78 (PHR), ’85 MBA, and Cynthia Huge ’75 (PHR) as fellows.

arrow dingbat Jeffrey Judson ’71 (PHR) reports that he is playing golf and going to the beach now that he is retired and living in a 55-plus golf community in Waretown on the Jersey shore. He’s married and has two daughters and four grandchildren. He retired after a long career as director of pharmacy at two New Jersey hospitals. An interesting side note: He has been collecting Howdy Doody memorabilia for 50 years.

arrow dingbat Speaking of golf, James J. Harrison ’71 (CLAS) published his first book, “Golf Ball Cover Story: What Every Golfer Should Know,” about the science and technology of golf balls, from aerodynamics to dimple patterns.

arrow dingbat And Ed Byman ’73 (CLAS), who was captain of the golf team while in Storrs, is now CEO of Global Value Commerce (GVC) in Raleigh, North Carolina, an e-commerce platform for pre-owned and new golf gear.

arrow dingbat Loving life in the woods: Timothy E. Gillane ’73 (CLAS) and his wife, Pat, retired from their careers as lawyers in New York and now live in the woods of Pomfret, Connecticut, where he was recently elected to the board of trustees of the town’s public library.

arrow dingbat More alumni authors: Nancy Palker ’73 (NUR) published “Magic and Tragic Rosebud,” about her experience working at the Rosebud Public Health Service Indian Hospital in South Dakota.

arrow dingbat And Laurence H. Freiheit ’74 JD published his second book, “Major General Joseph King Fenno Mansfield: A Soldier from Beginning to End.”

arrow dingbat In other news, Robert Farfaglia ’76 (CAHNR) retired in October as environmental health supervisor after 30 years with the Greenwich Department of Health.

arrow dingbat Vicki A. (Wollkind) Tesoro ’77 (CLAS) was reelected as first selectman of Trumbull, Connecticut, winning approximately 62% of the vote in one of the largest margins of victory in the modern history of the town.

arrow dingbat Jacqueline M. Murphy ’78 (PHR) was honored with the Daniel C. Leone Pharmacist of the Year Award, given by the Connecticut Pharmacists Association, at a recent awards banquet.

arrow dingbat This just in: Nadine D. McBride ’78 MBA was appointed chief financial officer of The Day newspaper in New London, Connecticut, where she directs the paper’s distribution, circulation, and information technology divisions. Previously, she was president and publisher of The Bulletin newspaper in Norwich, Connecticut.


arrow dingbat Benita Rose ’80 (SFA) became an applied piano instructor at Yavapai College and an organist-pianist at American Lutheran Church in Prescott, Arizona. She is an active solo piano recitalist and performs in a duo with her saxophonist husband, Tony Gibbs ’03 MM.

arrow dingbat In other career news, Kenneth F. Martino, Jr. ’80 (BUS), ’82 MBA was promoted to president of MedRisk.

arrow dingbat Also, Paula B. Woodhouse ’82 (BUS) joined the Savings Bank of Danbury as vice president commercial lender.

arrow dingbat Suzanne Smith ’82 (CLAS) writes that she has retired from the city and county of Broomfield, Colorado, after 25 years as human resources director. She, her husband, Steve Costello, and their blue heeler rescue dog, Roxie, packed it up and moved to Oregon, where they will focus on growing grapes, gardening, volunteering, and travel.

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