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➼ Roger Shatanof ’56 (CLAS) of Coral Gables, Florida, says he is “doing whatever I can to spread UConn’s greatness throughout the Sunshine State!”
➼ Congratulations to Bruce H. Cagenello ’60 (CLAS), who is retiring after 50 years as a real estate agent. He won several awards during his long career, including the National Commercial Award from the National Association of Realtors and the Individual Partner of the Year Award from the UConn Center for Real Estate. He also served as chairman of the Connecticut Real Estate Commission and as president of the Greater Hartford Association of Realtors. He has been married since 1959 to his high school sweetheart, Dody, and they have three children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
➼ Speaking of longevity, Ronald R. Smith ’61 (CLAS) and Janice A. Green ’61 (CLAS) are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in November with a cruise to the Caribbean. They were married at St. Thomas Aquinas church on campus shortly after graduating with degrees in mathematics/statistics.
➼ Fred K. Epstein ’61 (PHAR) has a life update. He started out as a sales representative for Abbott Laboratories before partnering in a Hartford pharmacy. When the partnership dissolved, he opened two successful Connecticut apothecaries in Enfield and Southbury. Later, he became a pharmacist in Florida. He and his wife, Lois, were married one week after his UConn graduation. They live in Boca Raton and have three children and six grandchildren.
➼ Jim Bell ’63 MSW and Nancy Sculli ’63 MSW also caught us up with their lives since graduating. They met while earning their master’s degrees in the School of Social Work in 1963 and married a year later. They both went on to have successful careers, Bell as a child welfare administrator and Sculli as a clinical social worker. They are the proud parents of three children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren and celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in September.
➼ Wilma Davidson ’65 (ED), together with Diana de Avila, published “Soldier, Sister, Savant,” which tells the story of de Avila, who became an artistic genius after a traumatic brain injury.
➼ John Surowiecki ’66 (CLAS), ’78 MA has published two more books of poetry: “Burger King of the Dead” and “Poems from Titles by Wallace Stevens.” While at UConn, Surowiecki won the Wallace Stevens contest as both a graduate and undergraduate.
➼ UConn roots run deep for Jack Donohue ’68 MS and Mary O’Connor Donohue ’68 MA, who first met on East Campus while pursuing their master’s degrees. They married the following April and put down roots in Shelton, Connecticut, where they raised four children, three of whom are UConn grads: Ellen Donohue Tulman ’92 (ED), ’93 MS, Kevin Donohue ’97 (BUS), and Megan Donohue Beardsworth ’98 (BUS). In addition, two sons-in-law, Edan Tulman ’92 (CLAS), ’96 MS and Adam Beardsworth ’98 (CLAS), are proud Huskies. While at UConn, they developed friendships that have lasted a lifetime. Their friends, including Marylynn Massolo Darling ’68 MA, Barbara Brown Maguire ’69 MBA, Peter Maguire ’69 MA, William Sherman ’68 MA, and the late Charles Darling ’77 Ph.D., are dubbed “The Freebies,” and have continued to meet regularly for the past 53 years, supporting each other through life’s ups and downs and getting together to watch UConn basketball games.
➼ Robert J. Krueger ’71 (PHARM) and Beth Lindbergh Krueger ’71 (CLAS) marked their 50th anniversary in June. They met in 1966 at one of the famous UConn “Shoots” held on campus on Friday afternoons that fall. They have both retired from jobs at Ferris State University and live in Big Rapids, Michigan. “We loved our time at UConn!” they wrote.
➼ Tobe Berkovitz ’72 SFA, ’73 MFA is ready to kick back. He is now associate professor of advertising emeritus at Boston University. During his BU career, he also served as interim dean and associate dean of the College of Communication and acting department chair of the Department of Mass Communication, Advertising, and Public Relations. He says he fondly remembers his UConn mentors, professors Jerry Rojo and Frank Ballard.
➼ Kudos to Stephen M. Mulready ’73 (BUS), interim dean of the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford, who was named the school’s new permanent dean.
➼ Congrats to Frank L. Kane ’74 (CLAS), who won the Golden Apple Award as Outstanding Community Preceptor by the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society of Rutgers Medical School. Kane, a clinical professor at Rutgers/UMDNJ Medical School for more than 20 years, recently retired after 35 years of private practice.
➼ Lynne Maquat ’74 (CLAS), the J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and a professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of Rochester, won the 2021 Warren Alpert Prize for RNA discoveries. Maquat, who was awarded the prize along with colleague Joan Steitz, was honored for making seminal discoveries in the biology and function of RNA in healthy cells and in disease-causing dysfunction.
➼ Retired UConn Professor Emerita Cynthia Adams ’76 MA, ’81 Ph.D. made the most of the pandemic by pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a novelist. In fact, she wrote two: “The Farmhouse on Cemetery Hill Rd” and “The Portal.” Both are historical in nature and use the supernatural to develop suspense. After teaching at UConn for 31 years, Adams worked in mental health and addiction services for another nine years.
➼ After 25 years at BP Lubricants USA (Castrol), where he held several positions, Art Valletta ’77 (BUS) is retiring. Having raised five children, he and his wife, Beverly, look forward to golfing, skiing, and traveling the world.
➼ The National Football League hired Christopher F. Droney ’79 JD, ’16 HON as league arbitrator. In this role, he is responsible for resolving all contractual employment and salary conflicts between players and the league. Previously, he was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and sat on the court for eight years before joining Day Pitney LLP as a partner in 2020.
➼ Congrats to Thomas P. Cella ’79 (CLAS), a lawyer at Howard, Kohn, Sprague & FitzGerald in Hartford, who was recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the fields of personal injury, medical malpractice, and product liability.
➼ Lisa C. Taylor ’79 (CLAS), ’81 MA and Russell W. Taylor ’80 (CLAS) have moved to a small mountain town in Colorado, where Russ is the art editor of an online magazine and Lisa is the fiction editor. Lisa, who also offers a writing workshop, is the author of four poetry collections and two short story collections, most recently “Impossibly Small Spaces.” They welcomed their first grandchild, Ames Rafael, in April.
➼ Kudos to Shari G. Cantor ’81 (BUS), mayor of West Hartford, Connecticut, who was named one of the Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Women in Business. Cantor is a UConn trustee.
➼ Speaking of awards, Paul A. Larson ’82 MD received the gold medal of the American College of Radiology (ACR), an award that recognizes lifetime contributions to the ACR and the profession of radiology. He is president of the board of trustees of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and a former member of the ACR Board of Chancellors. He also serves as a member of the board of directors and executive committee of the Wisconsin Medical Society and is former president of the Wisconsin Radiological Society.
➼ Lisa (Deorio) Wolak ’82 (CLAS), ’01 6th Year is climbing the career ladder. She was appointed superintendent of Weston Public Schools in Connecticut. Previously, she was principal of Weston High School.
➼ The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering elected Jane K. Stahl ’85 JD, an environmental consultant and former deputy commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection, as an honorary member for advising on statewide science and technology issues. She and her husband, Kent, have raised two children and frequently get away to the Cape.
➼ Huskies on the front line: John Powell ’87 (ENG), a hospitalist physician, and Molly Gaffney ’18 (NUR), a registered nurse in postpartum and labor and delivery, have worked together at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, New York, for three years. Powell and his wife, Laura, who is also a physician, have four children: David, 21; Jennifer, 20; and twins Alison and Elizabeth, 17. Their husky friend is Luna.
➼ Lynn Katz ’87 JD just published a debut novel, “The Surrogate,” a domestic thriller about a troubled teenager obsessed with guns and the teacher who tries to help him. “Unfortunately, the topic of gun violence continues to be as relevant as when I began writing my book soon after I retired as a school principal in Farmington, Connecticut,” she says.
➼ Kudos to Mark Boxer ’87 MBA, who received an honorary degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and was the 2021 commencement speaker.
➼ Eileen Komanecky ’89 (BUS) is enjoying her second career as a realtor in Naples, Florida. After graduating from UConn with an accounting degree and working as a CPA for most of her life, she found that her education and skill set were a good fit for the real estate field. She is an active tennis and pickle ball player and lives in Olde Naples with her husband, Mark, and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Tucker.
➼ Carri Preble ’90 (CLAS), a business-oriented attorney with significant experience in the telecommunications and commercial real estate industries, has joined the Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein law firm in their Raleigh, North Carolina, office.
➼ Steve McLoughlin ’90 (CLAS) has been named director of marketing for Connecticut Wealth Management LLC of Farmington, Connecticut. McLoughlin, who most recently served as vice president at Rebel Interactive Group, lives in Milford with his wife and three children.
➼ Congrats to Jacinth C. Smiley ’91 (BUS), who was appointed group vice president of corporate strategy by Hormel Foods, where she will lead the development and execution of the company’s growth and investment strategies.
➼ Also moving up is Dori (Nemeczky) Ross ’91 (ENG), a professional engineer with more than 25 years of experience managing programs and projects, who is now director of operations for BSC Group, an engineering consulting firm headquartered in Boston.
➼ Gianine Abbattista Esposito ’92 (CLAS), senior vice president of human resources at Shionogi Inc., will join the pharmaceutical company’s executive committee. She has worked in human resources for more than 20 years, holding various leadership roles at Ferring Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Liz Claiborne Inc. and Gap Inc.
➼ Kudos to S. Dave Vatti ’92 JD, a former assistant U.S. attorney who was sworn in as a magistrate judge for the District of Connecticut and serves the Bridgeport federal courthouse.
➼ Celebrating two decades of togetherness, Erin (Capozzi) Macaluso ’94 (BUS), ’02 MBA and Matthew Macaluso ’95 (CLAS) marked their 20th wedding anniversary in July. Erin is director of finance at Paradigm Precision in Manchester, Connecticut, and Matthew is a history and social studies teacher at Somers High School and a commercial pilot and flight instructor in the Hartford area.
➼ Gretchen Knauff ’94 JD, who has built a 30-year career in disability work, will serve as leader of New Haven's Disability Services. She most recently served as executive director of Disability Rights Connecticut.
➼ Congrats to Michael C. Jurmu ’95 MA, who was elected chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
➼ Jim Parker ’95 MBA recently celebrated his 40th anniversary with IBM, where he is a senior IT manager supporting sales and contract applications for IBM Global Financing in Armonk, New York. He lives in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, with his wife, Marie, and two sons.
➼ Robert Delagrange ’96 (BUS) is moving up. He was promoted to senior business development manager at Hoffmann Architects, an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors. Delagrange, of Oxford, Connecticut, also serves as chairman of the board for the Howard Whittemore Memorial Library.
➼ Salvatore Menzo ’96 MA, ’99 6th Year, ’08 Ed.D was hired as superintendent of Goodwin University Magnet Schools, having served as superintendent of Wallingford Public Schools for 12 years.
➼ Jeff Fortmann ’99 (CLAS) was named executive vice president/general manager of TideSmart Global, leading the company’s experiential offerings division. TideSmart is based in Falmouth, Maine, and Fortmann opened the company’s first Connecticut office in Darien. “I currently reside in New Canaan and have been cheering on UConn ever since I left campus,” he says.
➼ Jonathan Harris ’98 MBA, ’98 JD was hired as a partner at Wiggin and Dana LLP in the firm’s life sciences practice group. Previously, he worked as an intellectual property lawyer for nearly 20 years.
➼ Steven T. Rogers ’99 MBA was appointed vice president of business development at Gamma Aerospace in Mansfield, Texas.
➼ Congrats to Miranda A. Green-Barteet ’00 MA, who has written a new book with Meghan Gilbert-Hickey called “Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction,” which examines how race and racism are represented in this genre of fiction.
➼ Shaunna Monts ’01 (CLAS) was named chief human resources officer for Wheeler. She has more than 20 years of experience in community-based organizations and health care and lives with her family in East Hartford, Connecticut.
➼ Christine D. Gagnon ’02 (BUS), ’03 MS, ’08 MBA is getting noticed. Gagnon, chief financial officer for the African Asset Finance Company, was named one of the Top 50 Women in the Equipment Finance industry for 2021 by Monitor Daily.
➼ Adam Bokon ’03 (BUS) joined Rockland Trust as vice president and commercial loan officer for its commercial banking division in the Waltham, Massachusetts, office. Bokon, who earned an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales, enjoys following Boston sports teams and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. He lives in Natick, Massachusetts, with his wife and young family.
➼ Kudos to Uyi Osunde ’03 (CLAS), ’08 MA, ’20 Ed.D., who was appointed superintendent of Stratford Public Schools in Connecticut. He most recently served as principal of Windsor High School in Connecticut.
➼ Jack Sheedy ’03 (BGS) published his fourth book, “The Wanting Place,” a poetry chapbook. In addition, his one-act play, “Moratorium,” was chosen for a virtual staged reading by the Pittsburgh New Works Festival. He says he studied the craft of playwriting under the guidance of John Long ’73 (CLAS) at UConn Torrington in 2000.
➼ Oliver Hays ’04 (CLAS) has joined Zen Media as the director of media relations. Previously, he had been account manager at MSR Communications and communications and proposal manager at Phillips Lytle LLP.
➼ Nicole Snyder ’05 Ph.D., professor of chemistry and assistant dean for research and creative works at Davidson College in North Carolina, was elected to the executive board of the Council on Undergraduate Research.
➼ Erin R. Hatzikostas ’05 MBA, founder & CEO of b Authentic inc, was recognized as one of the Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Women in Business.
➼ Congrats to Paul Brenton ’06 6th Year, who was hired as superintendent of Plainfield Public Schools in Connecticut, having previously served as assistant superintendent for Killingly Public Schools in the state.
➼ Stephen P. Barry ’07 (CLAS) shared the good news that he was promoted in January to partner at his law firm, Latham & Watkins LLP, where he practices primarily in securities litigation and government investigations in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He says he and his wife, Kelly Barry ’07 (NUR), live in Oakton, Virginia with their two kids, both of whom are big-time Huskies fans.
➼ “Alena Dillon is one of my favorite authors and to read her journey through pregnancy is a great joy and heartbreak,” writes comedian and actress Amy Schumer of the latest book from Alena Dillon ’07 (CLAS). Dillon’s “My Body is a Big Fat Temple: An Ordinary Story of Pregnancy and Early Motherhood” comes out this October from Woodhall Press.
➼ Former National Labor Relations Board attorney Alan Merriman ’07 (BUS), ’10 JD has joined Littler’s labor management relations practice group in the New Haven office. He was a field attorney with the NLRB for nearly a decade, handling hundreds of unfair labor practice charges and representation case investigations. In addition to his legal practice, he also serves as a Major, Judge Advocate General Officer for the National Guard, where his duties include serving as special victim’s counsel for service members who report sexual assault and harassment as well as providing counsel on cyber law and ethics issues.
➼ Gideon Young ’07 (CLAS) recently published his first book of haiku, “my hands full of light,” and has plans to publish an elementary reader, “Prince Rivers: A Leader for Justice.” A stay-at-home dad of two, he is also a consultant for A+ Schools of North Carolina, which provides arts-integrated professional development for teachers.
➼ Friends Emily (Neumann) Wasley ’08 (CLAS) and Brittany Hart ’09 (SFA) attracted something of a following when they started an unofficial Twitter account as Connecticut celebrity Buddy the Beefalo. Buddy, you may remember, was on the lam in the woods for months after a daring escape en route to a slaughterhouse. The friends met in the Dramatic PAWS Club and did UConn Improv together. They have a penchant for performing, writing, and comedy and launched the account on a whim. Buddy’s Twitter “voice,” like that of his creators, is a disaffected thirtysomething millennial with liberal inclinations.
Last we heard, the elusive Buddy was captured and brought to an animal sanctuary in Florida, where he has already attempted several escapes. Check out Buddy’s latest adventures at
➼ Kudos to Theresa Vallerand ’09 (BGS) for winning the 2020 Distinguished Member Award from the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA). She is a senior manager and education coordinator of oncology for Ciox Health.
➼ Congrats to Travis Triano ’09 (BUS) on making partner at the Davis Polk law firm, where he is a member of the executive compensation practice in New York.
➼ Ashley E. Pereira ’10 (CAHNR) is making the grade. Pereira, of Windham, Connecticut, was included in Marquis Who’s Who for her exemplary work in STEM education and career readiness as a teacher turned entrepreneur. She has worked to engage students both as a high school science teacher at Connecticut River Academy in East Hartford and as an educational research associate, a STEM curriculum developer, and an adjunct professor of science education at Eastern Connecticut State University.
➼ Erika Bahler ’10 (CAHNR), ’12 MA was a host for UConn Alumni’s Husky Plant Night, held virtually in March. The workshop provided information on when and how to plant seeds along with soil types, bloom times, and related topics. She is the plant science department head at Agricultural Science and Technology —Vernon Regional at Rockville High School and co-owns Meadow Brook Farm in Ellington, Connecticut.
➼ Julie (Stagis) Bartucca ’10 (BUS, CLAS), ’19 MBA and husband Jordan welcomed Jack Thomas on July 7. Their third generation Husky-to-be already is the UConn 360 podcast’s biggest fan — must be the sound of Mom’s voice.
➼ After a year’s postponement due to the pandemic, Marie Hoyt ’10 (BUS), ’11 MS and Lucas Valentine ’04 (CLAS) were married in May in a small wedding in White House, Jamaica, where several other alums helped them celebrate including, from left, Aaron Smith ’09 (BUS), Cara Wallace ’11 (CLAS); Hoyt; Valentine; Ashley (Wing) Vitale ’11 (CLAS); Neema Vaheb ’07 (BUS), ’07 MS; Kathryn (Valentine) Vaheb ’07 (CLAS); and Glenn Valentine ’76 (CAHNR).
➼ Kudos to Colleen Teevan ’10 Pharm.D. for being recognized as an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Preceptor of the Year, one of four preceptors honored nationally. She has been closely involved with Covid vaccination efforts and, in fact, was the second person to administer a Covid vaccine in Connecticut.
➼ Lesa Vanotti ’10 MBA, president & CEO of Torrington Savings Bank, was named one of Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Women in Business.
➼ Stuart Ziarnik ’10 (CLAS) published a fiction chapbook, “The Vulture,” which won the Headlight Review’s 2020 Chapbook Prize and was a finalist for The Hunger Journal’s 2020 Chapbook Prize.
➼ Congrats to DeVaughn Ward ’11 JD, who was named 2021 Connecticut Attorney of the Year at the virtual Connecticut Legal Awards. Ward, who runs his own Hartford-based practice in criminal and civil law, was recognized for his work on behalf of individuals with hepatitis C.
➼ Matthew P. Remo ’11 (BUS) was promoted to senior vice president, director of strategy and development, at Peapack-Gladstone Bank.
➼ Matthew Talmadge ’12 6th Year was appointed principal of Westbrook Middle School in Westbrook, Connecticut.
➼ Silvia Schaffer ’12 JD was promoted to senior counsel at the law firm of Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP in the firm’s Orange County, California office.
➼ Jessica and Chris Machado ’12 (CLAS) welcomed a baby boy in February. “Since meeting at UConn in 2008, Chris and I have shared wonderful memories. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for our little Husky.”
➼ The Philadelphia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers named Lindsay Chateauvert ’13 (ENG) its 2021 Young Government Engineer of the Year. Chateauvert, who lives in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, is the engineer of structures for Amtrak at its offices in University City. She assists in the management of the railroad’s bridge maintenance and inspection programs and directs the annual inspection of more than 4,000 structures, including bridges, culverts, overhead structures, and signal supports.
➼ Sophia N. Ononye-Onyia ’13 Ph.D., ’15 MBA was appointed to the board of directors of Daré Bioscience Inc. She is founder and CEO of The Sophia Consulting Firm, which provides marketing and communications services to pharmaceutical, biotech, and health tech companies.
➼ Cheers to Jayhon Ghassem-Zadeh ’13 (CLAS), ’15 MPA, a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, and Molly Morrissey, former press secretary for U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.). They were married in July, surrounded by their families at Hartford City Hall. The two first met in Washington, D.C. and got engaged in New York City in 2019.
➼ Congrats to Alyssa Lee ’14 (BUS) and Nicolas Quadrini ’14 (CLAS), who tied the knot in June. The two met through mutual friends at UConn, but didn’t start dating until after graduation.
➼ Kate Copeland ’15 MBA, assistant director of University events and conference services at UConn, was named 2021 Member of the Year, which is the highest honor awarded by Meeting Professionals International.
➼ Kudos to Curtis Darragh IV ’15 MA for being named School Counselor of the Year by the Connecticut School Counselor Association.
➼ Also crushing it is Jennifer Birchwale ’16 (CLAS), who earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. She is a practitioner and lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.
➼ Raquel Herrera-Soto ’16 JD was hired by Murtha Cullina LLP as an associate in the firm’s Energy, Environmental, and Utilities Practice Group. Previously, she had worked for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for nearly 10 years.
➼ Congrats to West Hartford Public Schools Director of Equity Advancement Roszena Haskins ’17 Ed.D. for being honored with the 2021 George Coleman Excellence in Equity award during Connecticut’s State Education Resource Center conference on dismantling systemic racism.
➼ Francesco C. Mioli ’17 JD joined the Robinson+Cole LLP law firm as an associate in the firm's Real Estate+Development Group in Stamford, Connecticut.
➼ In other legal career news, the Connecticut law firm of Cramer & Anderson LLP hired Matthew J. Sponheimer ’17 JD as a trust and estates associate.
➼ Grace Vallo ’17 (BUS) sent an exciting update: Because of my recipe blog Tastefully Grace, I was asked to be a contestant on Food Network’s new show “Money Hungry.” I put my taste buds to the test with a series of increasingly difficult tasting challenges. Using just my taste and food knowledge to define ingredients and dishes — sometimes blindfolded! — stretched my food brain, forcing me to search through a repository of culinary memories, including when I was very young and in the kitchen as my dad’s little sous chef. Richard Dino, my most influential UConn business professor, told us at the close of class to, “Enjoy the journey.” It’s in these moments where his words still resonate.
➼ In addition, Emily Towill ’18 (BUS) graduated from Boston University School of Law and will work in Boston for Dechert LLP.
➼ And Michael DiTommaso ’18 JD was hired as an associate at Fox Rothschild LLP in the firm’s Greenville, South Carolina, office. He was previously a clerk for Judge Alfred V. Covello of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.
➼ Erin Mason ’18 MA was hired as university registrar for Ball State University. Previously, she was UConn’s associate registrar.
➼ Congrats to Brenna Menchin ’18 (CLAS), who graduated from Sacred Heart University in May with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and is a pediatric speech therapist at S&L Therapy in Brookline, Massachusetts.
➼ And kudos to Madhavi Gorusu ’19 MBA, a hematologist and oncologist with Starling Physicians, who was named one of Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 Women in Business.
➼ Andre Waldeck ’20 (SFA) is making career moves. He joined the Asset Wealth Management technology division of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in Dallas, Texas. Waldeck, who majored in Digital Media & Design at UConn, previously worked as an IT Help Desk analyst at Revolution Retail System.
➼ Congrats to former assistant principal Tricia Lee ’20 6th Year, who was promoted to principal of The Friendship School in Waterford, Connecticut.
➼ Allison Butkus ’21 (CAHNR) of Waterbury, Connecticut, was hired as a mortgage advisor at Province Mortgage Associates Inc. While attending UConn, she worked as an emergency department technician at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain.
➼ Courtney Chandler ’21 MBA, a UConn communications manager, and her husband Ed Dimio welcomed Theodore Michael Dimio on June 8 — which means Theo’s already walked the commencement stage. Maybe he’ll do it again in 22 years!