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August 2018 Class Notes

SUBMIT CLASS NOTES

1980s 2000s 2010s Hatchlings

1980–1989

rudge1982: DAVID RUDGE
Maestro David Rudge (HARTT) of Dunkirk, N.Y., has been appointed music director and conductor of the Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra in Rock Hill, S.C. He is currently director of orchestras and the Hillman Opera at the State University of New York at Fredonia.   

 

 

1985: ANTHONY SUSIsusi
Anthony Susi (HARTT) of Andover, Conn., had his symphonic band composition, Aurora Borealis, published in this year’s C.L. Barnhouse catalogue of new works. He also has had three other band compositions, Portrait of a Patriot, Harvest Fair and The Last Rose of Summer published by Grand Mesa Music.   
 

1985: ERIK WEXLER
Orange County Catholic published an article on Erik Wexler A’83 (Hillyer), (A&S), M’87 (Barney) of Manhattan Beach, Calif., regarding his efforts in leading Providence St. Joseph Health, an organization that includes 51 hospitals and more than 800 clinics in the West. Wexler is senior vice president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles region.

1987: RAMI HAXHI
Rami Haxhi (Hartt) of Middlebury, Conn., has joined the Connecticut Audubon Society as an EcoTravel Assistant. Previously, she had spent 30 years as a public school teacher.

1988: BRIAN CURHAN LICHTENSTEIN
The Kaplan University School of Professional Education, in conjunction with Think2Perform® has awarded Brian Curhan Lichtenstein M (Barney) of West Hartford, Conn., the Behavioral Financial Advisor™ designation. He is an Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction (OSJ) and financial securities advisor with Securities America, Inc.

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2000–2009

2002: CHRISTOPHER CYKLEYCykley2
The Hartford Business Journal named Christopher Cykley (CETA) of Middlebury, Conn., and Morgan Sones Ferrarotti M’07 (A&S) of Rocky Hill, Conn., to its “2018 40 Under Forty.” As vice president of Construction Solutions Group, Cykley has helped grow the company into one of the premier owner's representation providers in Connecticut.


 
 

2002: KAITLIN WALSHKaitlin
Alumni Association Board Member Kaitlin Walsh (A&S), M’04 (A&S) of Windsor, Conn., contributed a chapter to the publication Metacritical Cervantes: Early and Modern Contexts. The chapter is titled “From ‘desocupado lector’ to ‘lector ilustre’: Reading Cervantes’s Prologues” and focuses on Cervantes’s critique of fiction in his works of prose.
 

herman2005: JOSH HERMAN
Josh Herman A’03 (Hillyer), (A&S) of Pearland, Texas, received his 2017 World Series Championship ring as a member of the Houston Astros staff. He is manager of special event operations with the Astros and has been with them since 2014. Herman has been active in helping the University engage alumni in the Houston area.  
 

 

2006: TABITHA HARKIN
The city of New Bedford, Mass., has hired Tabitha Harkin (HAS) of Halifax, Mass., as its city planner. She has experience as a municipal, regional and state planner, and has also worked in the private sector as a landscape designer. Most recently, Harkin served as director of planning and economic development for the town of Norton, Mass.
 

Ferrarotti22007: MORGAN SONES FERRAROTTI
The Hartford Business Journal named Morgan Sones Ferrarotti M'07 (A&S) of Rocky Hill, Conn., to its “2018 40 Under Forty,” along with Christopher Cykley '02. Ferrarotti is currently the senior director of integrated marketing at MassMutual where she leads integrated marketing campaign planning to ensure brand and customer experience consistency.

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2010–2018

2010: MATT COOKE matt
Alumni Association Board Member Matt Cooke (A&S) of Boston, Mass., was promoted to vice president of corporate communications at Santander Bank, N.A. He has been with the company for two years. 
 
 

 


2012: REBEKAH CHOZICKChozick
Rebekah Chozick (HAS) of West Hartford, Conn., accepted a position as director of the Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York, N.Y. Previously, she worked with museums and curators from all over the world as part of the artist liaison team at Lehmann Maupin Contemporary Art Gallery.  

 

2013: MILES AARON
Miles Aaron (CETA) of Cambridge, Mass., successfully completed his PhD in biomedical engineering at the University of Oxford. He was a 2013 John G. Martin Scholar recipient. Aaron intends to start a company that will allow him to pursue his passions for music, technology, and business. 
 
 

Bliss2013: BLISS PIVERGER
Bliss Piverger M (A&S) of Boca Raton, Fla., has joined the woman-owned national litigation services consulting firm, Litigation Insights, as a jury research consultant.   
 
 

2014: CAMILO GARCIA
Camilo Garcia (CETA) of New York, N.Y., is the owner of DS BIM, a building information modeling company for subcontractors on large scale commercial projects. Along with Rite Flow Mechanical, his company completed work on the new Louis Armstrong Tennis Stadium in Queens, N.Y. this past summer.

2014: PATRICK LARAMEE
Patrick Laramee (CETA) of Holyoke, Mass., has been promoted from Second Lieutenant to First Lieutenant as member of the United States Air Force. He currently serves in active duty as a health facilities officer responsible for a large portfolio of military construction projects around the world.

2016: JERMAINE WOODWARD JR.
Jermaine Woodard Jr. (Hartt) of Portsmouth, Va., is a contracted business analyst working with the CT DMV. He is doubly focused on an active performing arts career: singing with CONCORA, Composer's Choir, cantoring at Catholic parishes, baritone-section-leading with Asylum Hill Congregational Choir and Hartford Chorale Inc., and performing with regional opera and musical theater companies. 

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HAWK HATCHLINGS

Pelton

Julie Pelton ’03 (A&S) of White River Junction, Vt., and her husband, Gregg Nalette, welcomed a girl, Rylie Joy, on September 7, 2017.  

McWalters

Joanne McWalters M’14 (ENHP) of Manassas, Va., welcomed a boy, Colby Laurence Thomas McWalters, on May 28, 2017.