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July 2018 Class Notes

SUBMIT CLASS NOTES

1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1970–1979

1971: MARLENE CRAWFORD
(author name Marlene Rosenfield) (A&S), M'73 (A&S) of Delmar, N.Y. is a published author and literary award-winner. Her novel Up Daddy, Down Daddy: Memories of an Uncommon Jewish Girlhood, released in 2011, won the People of the Book Award from the Maimonides Hewbrew Day School of the Capital District. Her short story, "Yiddish Lessons," was recognized by the Women Fiction Writers of Central Massachusetts.

Hoffman1972: ALLAN HOFFMAN
Allan Hoffman (ENHP) of Cave Creek, Ariz., has been selected to serve as the president of the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, Ill. He is an experienced educator with extensive executive level experience leading and managing higher educational organizations.

1974: RICHARD L. CLARKE
Richard L. Clarke (HARTT) of Vernon, Conn., music director of the Hartford Sängerbund since 2001, directed the organization's 160th anniversary concert celebrating its continuous years of singing German music. The Sängerbund is the oldest German singing society in New England.

Baylock1975: PAUL BAYLOCK
NEW/NOW, an exhibit of paintings by Paul Baylock (HAS) of New Britain, Conn., is being featured at the New Britain Museum of American Art this summer and fall. The exhibit reflects the rich industrial history of New Britain. Baylock has been involved with the New Britain Art League for over a decade and has been its president since 2008.
 

Minicozzi1976: ANNE MINICOZZI
Anne Minicozzi (A&S) of Villanova, Pa. (pictured above), visited "her bench" during a visit to campus this past summer. A picture of her sitting on the bench was used on the cover of a University admissions catalog in 1979. Currently a part-time faculty member at Villanova, Minicozzi was traffic director at WWUH as a student.

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1980–1989

Barnes1983: MARILYN BARNES
Marilyn Barnes M (HARTT) of Santa Fe, N.M., received the New Mexico Music Educator of the Year Award from the New Mexico Music Educators Association. It is award is given based on the individual's relationship with students, teachers, music educators, administrators and the community, as well as their work to promote choir in the State.
 

Robinson1989: BETSY ROBINSON
Betsy Robinson (ENHP) of Boynton Beach, Fla. was installed as president of the NCCI Toastmaster's Club, and sergeant of arms of the Boca Raton Advanced Toastmasters Club. Toastmasters provides a fun and friendly environment in which individuals develop public speaking skills.

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1990–1999

1992: MICHELLE SHAPIRO ZEUSCHNERZeuschner
Michelle Shapiro Zeuschner (A&S), (pictured) third from left, of West Hartford, Conn., was among a group of alumnae, in addition to a current student, that attended the Phi Mu national convention in Las Vegas, Nev. The group consisted of, left to right, Kate Planow '01 (ENHP) of Charlotte, N.C., Megan Cloutier '01 (HAS) of Brooklyn, N.Y., Michelle, Rebecca Zeuschner '18 (A&S) of West Hartford, Conn., current student Phi Mu chapter president Sarah Corliss, and Cassidy Lineback '09 (A&S) of Seattle, Wash.

1993: AMY QUIGLEY
Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange President Amy Quigley (A&S) of Belmont, Mass., spearheaded the planning for "Influenceher Week," a series of events aimed at empowering women to change the workplace. Almost 300 people participated in a variety of events from keynote speeches by women entrepreneurs to spin classes.

1996: BORHAN DOLAH
Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Ali Hamsa, announced the appointment of Borhan Dolah M (BARNEY) of Selangor, Malaysia, as Director-General of the Public Service Department. He was formerly the secretary-general of the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development has been in public service for more than 30 years.

1999: MARIE G. KULESZAKulesza
Marie G. Kulesza M (BARNEY) of Plantsville, Conn., was one of three UHart alumni reappointed to positions on the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) Advisory Council for 2018–19. She will represent the Educators Interest Group. The others were Katherine A. Donvan M'12 (BARNEY) of Bloomfield, Conn., representing the New and Young Professionals Cabinet, and Michael J. Delaney M'07 (BARNEY) of Cheshire, Conn., as a member-at-large.

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2000–2009

2001: KATE PLANOW (ENHP) and MEGAN CLOUTIER (HAS)
See Michelle Shapiro Zeuschner '92.

2003: DOUG BIELMEIER
"Costa Mesa Rocking Chair" is the latest work by Doug Bielmeier (HARTT) of Indianapolis, Ind. It was the keystone piece of his 2018 spring and summer tour incorporating live lap steel, effects processing, and studio and video accompaniment.

2005: HEATHER SUTKOWSKI
Heather Sutkowski (ENHP), (BARNEY) of Harwinton, Conn., was given the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for Connecticut. It is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for K-12 mathematics and science teaching. Heather teaches at CREC Montessori Magnet School in Hartford, Conn.

2007: MICHAEL J. DELANY (BARNEY)
See Marie G. Kulesza M'99.

2009: CASSIDY LINEBACK (A&S)
See Michelle Shapiro Zeuschner '92 (A&S).

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2010–2018

Adkins2011: LINDSAY ADKINS
Lindsay Adkins (A&S), (HARTT) of Hampton Bays, N.Y., was awarded a 2018 Amy Award from Poets & Writers magazine. The award is given each year to recognize promising women poets, age 30 and under, living in the New York City metropolitan area or on Long Island. Winners receive a modest honorarium and give a reading in New York City.

2012: KATHERINE A. DONOVAN M (BARNEY)
See Marie G. Kulesza M'99.

2013: DYLAN PARR
Mechanical engineer Dylan Parr (CETA) of Marlborough, Conn., has passed the certification requirements to become a professional engineer. He has been employed BVH Integrated Services since 2013 and is currently working on several projects on the Central Connecticut State University campus.

2018: REBECCA ZEUSCHNER (A&S)
See Michelle Shapiro Zeuschner '92.

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WEDDINGS

Easu
Michelle Gronbeck
'98 (ENHP) and Linsie Esau III of Newington, Conn., were married on July 15, 2018 in Narragansett, R.I. Michelle, who played basketball at UHart, is respiratory therapist working as a physical therapist working at Yale-New Haven Hospital, while Linsie is an accountant at Conning Management.

Smith
Jackie Smith
'11 (ENHP) and Kara Frechette of Middletown, Conn., were married June 17, 2018 at the Pavilion on Crystal Lake in Middletown, Conn. Jackie, who played women’s basketball at UHart and was later was an assistant coach at George Washington University, was named the head women's basketball coach at Connecticut College this past summer.

Nudge - SikorskiNicole Nudge '13 (ENHP) and Cody Sikorski '13 (BARNEY) of Hamden, Conn., were married July 20, 2018 at Westbury Manor in Westbury, N.Y. Nicole is a third grade teacher at the Smalley Academy in New Britain, Conn., while Cody is a financial analyst at Interactive Brokers.

Bentivegna
Jennifer Flores
'14 (A&S) and Justin Bentivegna '14 (ENHP) of Wantagh, N.Y., were married July 27, 2018 at Chateau Briand in Carle Place, N.Y. Jennifer, a former volleyball student-athlete at UHart, is working at Goldman Sachs in New York City. Justin, who was a member of the lacrosse program, works at Hofstra University.

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HATCHLINGS

GrossmanSasha Grossman '07 (A&S) of Sparta, N.J. and her husband Nick welcomed a boy, Ronan Jack Grossman, on May 11, 2018.

KooharianMargaret Kooharian A'01 (HILLYER), '03 (A&S), C'08 (ENHP) of Broad Brook, Conn., welcomed a boy, Daniel Kooharian, on May 16, 2018.

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