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June 2016


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MARILYN SMITH NOLL (A&S) of Pittsburgh, Pa., had her book of poetry, Ordinary Tasks, published in May by MADBOOKS.  It is published under her writing name, Marilyn Marsh Noll.  Noll spent nearly 20 years working in Washington, D.C., as a staffer on the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, before earning a master’s degree in creative writing from American University. 


The works of noted New England artist ROBERT MANNING M (HAS) of Danville, Vt.,  was featured this past summer in an exhibition titled “Robert Manning: A Retrospective” at the Catamount Art’s Main Gallery in St. Johnsbury, Vt.  His work not only depicts stone realistically, but also imagines their rich history in fantastical, highly colorful paintings of what lies beneath the soil.

Manning '70


STEVEN BROWN A’80 (WARD), (WARD) of Bloomfield, Conn., surpassed the 34-year mark as an employee with the Hewlett-Packard Company (now Hewlett-Packard Enterprises).  He has held various roles there including customer engineer (Hardware installation, maintenance and repair), support sales representative, backline disc drive support engineer and account support manager.

Brown '80


MICHELLE GUILLET HELMIN (BARNEY), M’94 (BARNEY) of Manchester, Conn., has been appointed as director of external affairs at the Ethel Walker School, an independent 6 to 12-grade all-girls school in Simsbury, Conn.  She is married to DAVE HELMIN ’84 and they have two children.








Hazzard '86

DONALD ALLAN, JR (BARNEY) of Glastonbury, Conn., was elected as the lead independent director on the Andersen Corporation Board of Directors.  Allan, senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., joined the Andersen Board in November, 2014.

GE Commercial Finance announced that it has expanded its restructuring finance team with the hire of BRENT HAZZARD M (BARNEY) from Sandy Hook, Conn. as managing director.  He will originate DIP, POR, and out-of-court financing opportunities with turnaround and restructuring advisors located throughout the Northeast.


Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y. named SYDNEY ROSE LEO M (BARNEY) of Danvers, Mass., as its vice-president for finance.  She joined Hartwick from Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn.  Prior to Fisk, she was CFO of the Interaction Institute for Social Change and an executive consultant to organizations such as City Year, Inc. and the Schwartz Center.


Advisor Partners announced that SCOTT P. RUDDICK (BARNEY) of Hingham, Mass., has joined the firm as its managing director.  Most recently, he was managing director of business development, North America, at Mellon Capital Management where he spent the past 14 years.
















Harrison '93


Composer PETER BOYER M (HARTT), D’95 (HARTT) of Altadena, Calif. unveiled his new website, in June.  Highlights include new videos and tracks recorded recently with the Hollywood Studio Symphony and Choir at the historic Sony Scoring Stage.  The site also includes Boyer’s concert music catalog; orchestras, conductors and performances; track samplers; and additional video and copious photos.

In June, Lawyer GREGG HARRISON (BARNEY) of Houston, Texas staged a unique and highly successful gathering titled “Power Lawyers Social” at Peska in Houston, TX.  The affair was a mix and mingle where plaintiff and defense lawyers rubbed elbows with sitting judges and those who hold the gavel, and where Democrats and Republicans “played nice.”  Another event was planned for the fall, this time as a fundraiser for a local non-profit. 



SABRINA FIDUCIA TROCCHI M (BARNEY) of Cheshire, Conn., was named Wheeler Clinic’s chief operating officer.  She will be responsible for implementing a systemic approach to the development and execution of organizational strategy, and administering and managing the organization’s service and quality operations.  Trocchi joined Wheeler in 2014 as chief strategy officer.

Trocchi '96



The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) announced that SUSAN ROSENSTEIN M (ENHP) of Bloomfield, Conn., has been selected as their 2015 “Outstanding Teacher of American History.”  She is an eighth-grade teacher of American History at East Granby Middle School in East Granby, Conn., and was selected from a nationwide pool of candidates.


Nelson '04

For the second year in a row, THOMAS NELSON (A&S) of Colchester, Conn., received a Boston/New England Emmy for editing television essentials for the show “Made in Connecticut” on Connecticut Public Broadcasting.  The awards ceremony was held June 4 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Mass.  It was his third nomination.  Nelson and his wife, AMANDA (BACKER) NELSON ’04 (A&S) have a son, Parker.



EDWIN R. MUENZNER, CPA M (BARNEY) of Norwich, Conn., and BRENDAN HEALY, CPA M’15 (BARNEY) of Colchester, Conn., were elected to the 2016-17 Board of Directors of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA).  Muenzer is owner of Edwin R. Muenzner, CPA, LLC in Franklin, Conn., and is also an associate professor of accounting at Three Rivers Community College.  He was elected as a member-at-large.  Healy, elected as secretary, is a tax director with Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. in Hartford, Conn.



PATRICK J. FIORILLO (HARTT) of Franklin, Mass., was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Mass., on May 21.  At UHart, he was an Executive Board member of the Newman Club.

Fiorillo '10



After a few years fulfilling contracts at different Smithsonian Museums, SARAH MITRANI (HAS) of Hillsborough, N.J., has settled in as a photographer for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.  In that role, she is digitizing full collections and providing photography for exhibitions, the Archives of America Art Journal and researcher publications.








DANA COHEN ’10 (ENHP), D’13 (ENHP) and JOE DELUCA ’11 (CETA) of Huntington Station, N.Y., were married June 12, 2016 in East Northport, N.Y.  Dana is a physical therapist and Joe is an engineer.  Alumni in attendance at the wedding were: CAITLIN SIMARD ’11, M’15; STEPHANIE MINOR ’09: MELISSA COHEN ’11, M’15; STEVEN LATORRACA ’12; BRENDAN O’CONNER ’11; JAIME BICK ’11, D’14; TYLER LOSURE ’13, M’15; THOMAS KENNEY ’12; REBECCA KALLAS ’13; and STEPHEN SORAK ’12.













ELYSE HARROP ’11 (ENHP), D’14 (ENHP) and ZACK DUNN ’11 (UNIVERSITY STUDIES) of Boston, Mass., were married June 22, 2016 at Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer, Mass.  Elyse is a physical therapist and Zach is the chief product officer and co-founder of Robin Powered.  Mary alumni were in attendance including: ASHLIE KNELER ’12, M’15, C’15; JAMIE BICK ’11, D’14; BRENDAN O’CONNER ’11; LEAH HUGHES ’11, D’14; NICOLE MICHAUD ’11, D’14; CAROLYN GRIME ’11 D’14; BRIEN WOODAMAN ’08; BRENDAN O’NEIL A’09; and SAMUEL DUNN ’11.



Hawk Hatchlings:
Births and Adoptions

KRISTIN SCHARF ’99 (ENHP) of Sound Beach, N.Y., welcomed the birth of her son, Cian Edward Scharf, on March 2, 2016.  Born at the Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, N.Y., he weighed in at 7 pounds, 13, ounces and was 20.5 inches long.