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November 2015


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The Town of West Hartford (Conn.) named its soccer complex after PAUL GLOVER A’58 (CETA), long-time soccer coach who has spent almost 40 years mentoring youth in his community.

Glover '60


Wade '63

The Center for Engaged Learning’s new Institute for Teaching and Learning at Bridgewater College is being named in honor of JANICE WADE M (ENHP) and her husband, Ben, of Lakeland, Fla.  It will be named the Wade Institute for Teaching and Learning and resulted from the Wades’ support and service to higher education.


Amica Insurance chose a painting by ELIZABETH A. LAZEREN-DAGLIO (HAS) of Truro, Mass. for its 2015 Thanksgiving card.  Elizabeth is an artist member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston, Mass., the oldest nonprofit art association in the United States.


LAURIE E. (CLEGHORN) STONE M (ENHP) of Castine, Maine, received an Excellence in Teaching Award by the Maine Maritime Academy.  She joined the faculty in 2001 and is an associate professor of humanities and history.




BERNARD KAVALER M’88 (A&S), (BARNEY) of West Hartford, Conn., has been elected to a three-year term on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Board of Directors.  He is the founding principal of Express Strategies, an independent communications and public policy consulting business.


TIMOTHY HURLOCK (BARNEY) of Farmington, Conn., was named chief financial officer at Catholic Charities.  Previously, he had served as the organization’s controller.



Finckel '11


The “Power Couple of Chamber Music,” DAVID FINCKEL, H ’11 and WU HAN (HARTT) performed on behalf of the Bitterroot Performing Arts Council at the Hamilton Performing Arts Center in Hamilton, Mont. in November.



PAULA S. GILBERTO M (BARNEY) of Farmington, Conn. was named President and CEO of the United Way of Central and Northeastern Conn. beginning in March 2016.  She joined the United Way in March 1998 and was previously senior vice president in charge of resource development, community engagement, and development of community initiatives.




The Silvermine Guild of Artists welcomed ROBERT R. CALAFIORE (HAS) of West Hartford, Conn., as one of 11 new members.  The Guild recognizes work that meets their criteria for excellence of technique, cultural or social relevance, clarity and continuity of style, and professional accomplishment.

Calafiore '87

Serpa '90


Packer '92 and Lauretano '09

EDUARDO A. SERPA M (BARNEY) of Bogota, Columbia, was invited to join Ambassador Kevin Whitaker at his residence in Bogota.  He was among more than 200 Columbian alumni of United States universities invited in recognition of the United States Department of Education’s “International Education Week” in mid-November.


The works of KATHI PACKER (HAS) of West Hartford, Conn., and STEPHANIE LAURETANO M’09 (HAS) of Torrington, Conn., were displayed at Five Points Gallery in Torrington, Conn. in October.  The exhibit was titled “Fire and Ice”.  Packer’s works are drawn from a series titled, “An African Tale” based on her visits to Africa.  Lauretano manipulates materials and processes to tell of her life identity in her works.


Esposito '93           Seraphin '93

Lopez '95

EVA ESPOSITO (A&S) of Branford, Conn., was named to the Branford, Conn., Sports Hall of Fame.  She played basketball for the Hawks. 

Rambus Inc. appointed LUC SERAPHIN M (BARNEY) of Clamart, France as vice president and general manager of its Memory and Interfaces Division.  Previously, he served as general manager of the mobile wireless unit of Agere Systems.


ENRIQUE J. LOPEZ (A&S) of Bridgeport, Conn., was named an employee benefits consultant for First Niagara Benefits Consulting, a division of First Niagara Risk Management.  He will be responsible for the design and implementation of strategic benefits planning and consulting services.

STEVEN M. WENIG (HARTT) of Kingswood, Texas, was named vice president and general manager of the Oregon Symphony.  In his new role, Wenig will oversee artistic operations, broadcasts and recordings, orchestra personnel, and education and outreach programs.


LON SEIDMAN A’96 (HILLYER), (A&S) of Ivoryton, Conn., who is chairman of the Essex board of education, served as a panelist on the Metro Hartford Progress Point Forum’s, “Access to Better Jobs,” orchestrated by the Hartford Foundation in mid-December.


TODD BERKICH (HARTT) of Mechanicsburg, Penn., joined the touring production of “Ragtime.” He played the roles of J.P. Morgan, Admiral Robert Peary, and a railroad conductor, in the ensemble.

Berkich '01



JOFFREY SMITH (BARNEY) of Worcester, Mass., president of Joffrey Smith Financial Group, has received his certification as a Certified Financial Planner from the CFP Board of Standards.

MICHAEL C. WINSLOW (HARTT) of Manchester, Conn, staged the concert “Home for the Holidays” featuring the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus, at the Wadsworth Athenaeum in early December.  He is the group’s artistic director.

Smith '02



Flutist MINTA WHITE (HARTT) of Hartford, Conn., performed with the Alturas Duo at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough, N.H. in Oct.

White '05



CohnReznick, LLP has promoted MICHAEL PEZZULLO M (BARNEY) of Glastonbury, Conn. and MICHAEL WALCZAK M’10 (BARNEY) of South Glastonbury, Conn., to tax senior managers.


SANTO S. ALDERUCCIO M (BARNEY) of Rocky Hill, Conn., has joined the corporate tax department at ESPN as a tax supervisor.  In that role, he will be responsible for federal, state, and local income tax compliance for selected ESPN entities.


Lauretano '09



Artist ELISABETH McBRIEN (HAS) of West Hartford, Conn., won “Best of Show” at The West Hartford (Conn.) Art League’s Regional Juried CT+6 exhibit.



McBrien '10

SULTAN A. ASGHAR (CETA) of Hartford, Conn., was included in an article in the Saudi Gazette that profiled the country’s “Generations for Generations” program.  The program represents a team of empowered current professionals and previous scholarship recipients who have all studied abroad, largely due to the King Abdullah Scholarship Program.

See WU HAN ’83 (HARTT)

Classical Pianist IRINA NUZOVA D (HARTT) of Metuchen, N.J., was a featured artist at the InterHarmony International Music Festival as it opened its New York concert season at the Weill Recital Hall in mid-October.

Classical guitar artist FRANCESCO A. BARONE M (HARTT) performed a free concert at the Bethel (Conn.) Public Library in December.  His performance represented four composers and spanned four centuries.   
The Choral Journal published an article written by JUSTIN GLODICH M (HARTT) of Montgomery, N.Y. , titled “Vocal Percussion in Contemporary Choral Music” in its December issue.
of South Euclid, Ohio, lent her talents in support of the “Music for Missions” series held at Faith United Church in Springfield, Mass., Nov. 24.  The concert series benefitted victims of domestic abuse.
Paintings by BRIAN BURGESS M (HAS) of Fredricksburg, Va., were on display from Nov. to Dec. in Waddell Gallery at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.  Burgess is a multimedia artist who likes to paint, illustrate, and sculpt epic subject matter.  
Burgess '14

Indie rock group “Sorority Noise” member CAMERON BOUCHER (HARTT) of Hooksett, N.H., celebrated the release of the band’s album, “Joy, Departed.”  It was inspired by Boucher’s struggles with depression and addiction.



CHRISTOPHER C. SAYER M (BARNEY) of Collinsville, Conn., announced plans to open a brewery titled “Brewery Legitimus” along Route 44 in New Hartford, Conn.  The establishment will focus on serving Belgian and American-styled ales.





ANDREY STOLYAROV M (HARTT) of Verona, N.J., received Honorable Mention distinction in the student choral division of the American Prize in Composition competition.  Previously, his piece, Ebb & Flow, won first prize at the 2014 ISAM Festival Joseph Dorfman International Composition competition in Ochsenhausen, Germany.







ADAM S. YEE (A&S) of Newtown Square, Penn., signed a contract to play professional lacrosse with the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League.  He was part of the 2011 UHart team that captured the program’s first America East Championship and an NCAA tournament bid.

Boucher '15

Sayer '15

Stolyarov '15

Yee '15





NANCY GOLDMAN ’86 (BARNEY) and Jonathan Isaiah Littman were married June 23 at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles.  She is a sales and marketing assistant at J. Robert Scott, a home-furnishings manufacturer in Los Angeles.  They reside in Encino, Calif.



LEIGH MEDEIROS ’94 (HAS) and MARK BAKER ’96 (HAS) were married in May on a neighborhood beach on Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island.  The couple launched their own sustainable home goods business, called Rhode Island Rustic, this past spring.  Attending the wedding were DAISY ABREAU ’94 (A&S) of New Haven, Conn., and ANDREA RIDLON-JARMIE A’92 (HILLYER), ’94 (A&S) C’94 (HCW) and STEPHEN JARMIE A’92 (HILLYER), ’94 (HILLYER) of Warwick, R.I. 


Hawk Hatchlings:
Births and Adoptions