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June 2015


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Weddings Hawk Hatchlings: Births and Adoptions




SADIQ ALI (formerly Bill Brown) (ENHP) of North Chesterfield, Va., is in the process of publishing a book titled Benjamin E. Mays Institute: An Ideal of Educating Young Black Males. In 1995, Ali founded the Benjamin E. Mays Institute, a seventh- and eighth-grade, all-male academy within Hartford Public Schools.

JOHN MADDEN (BARNEY) of Middlesex, N.J., celebrated his 35th anniversary as owner of Aquatronics Corporation in Middlesex Borough. 


MARY ELLEN McKINLEY LADD (A, HCW)of West Hartford, Conn., is a partner at the Women’s Center for Psychotherapy in West Hartford. She recently earned her certification as a clinical social worker in gerontology from the National Association of Social Workers.


MARK SHIRING (ENGINEERING) was appointed president and CEO of ebm-papst, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of fans and blowers for engineering air movement.


STEPHAN S. NIGOHOSIAN (A, HILLYER) of Ridgewood, N.J., has founded First In Line Communications, a communications, marketing, and branding company that welcomes full-time and freelance work in the field. Nigohosian has extensive background in the fields of consumer products, music, and entertainment.


GIRISH RISHI (M, BARNEY) of South Barrington, Ill., was appointed by Tyco as its executive vice president, North American installation and services and Tyco retail solutions.




KEN MUSKAT (A&S) of Miami, Fla., was chosen to lead the Cruise Lines International Association’s Trade Relations Committee.




LISA O’CONNOR (ENHP, M’98 ENHP, D’06 ENHP) of East Hamden, Conn., was promoted to associate dean of the School of Nursing at Quinnipiac University. 



SHEL FROLICH TSCHERNE (ENHP) of Marlborough, Mass., was one of 20 contributing authors to Choosing Home: 20 Mothers Celebrate Staying Home, Raising Children, and Changing the World.The book is available at




CAROL SISCO (M, ENHP) of Southington, Conn., was named vice president and executive director of television programming and acquisitions at CPTV.





ROGER E. DULUDE JR. (M, ENHP) was named corporate compliance officer and director of risk management at Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems, Inc.



SCOTT BRADLEE (HARTT) of Astoria, N.Y., is the front man for Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. The band has played to sold-out crowds at venues that include the popular Toad’s Place in New Haven, Conn. The group’s YouTube videos, which feature American Idol contestants, boast a following of more than 1 million subscribers. Bradlee’s jazz/ragtime arrangements of pop songs have been sung on American Idol and The Voice. BEN GOLDER-NOVICK ’03 (HARTT) is also a member of the group. 


BRENDAN M. HEALY (M, BARNEY) of Colchester, Conn., was elected as an at-large member of the board of directors of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Healy is a tax director for Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C., in Hartford, Conn.


EUGENE KOSHINSKI (M, HARTT; D’11 HARTT) of Duluth, Minn., received the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Research/Creative Activity from the University of Minnesota–Duluth.



MATTHEW COLO (HARTT) of Gardner, Mass., who graduated from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, is a resident physician in emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia.


MATTHEW EAMES (HAS) of Carbondale, Colo., exhibited his ceramic work, Building Blocks, at the Carbondale Clay Center in May. Eames’s large-scale installations are built from multiple small parts. Currently the studio resident technician at the center, Eames has had solo and group exhibitions in galleries around the world.


ANDREW BERNSTEIN (M’08 BARNEY) of Cheshire, Conn., was named director of annual giving at Quinnipiac University.


JOHN MELLO (D, ENHP) of Steubenville, Ohio, was appointed executive director of institutional effectiveness at Franciscan University. He has been academic affairs business manager there since 2013.


DAVID SZALAY (HAS) of Richfield, Ohio, has received the Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award. He is an assistant professor in the Graphic Design Department at the University of Akron’s Mary Schiller Myers School of Art.


IRA WAGNER (M, HAS) of Montclair, N.J., has published a book titled Superior Apartments: Photographs of the Bronx.




ALEX GOUIN (BARNEY)of West Orange, N.J., has signed to play Independent League baseball for the Rockland Boulders in Pomona, N.Y.


RIZA TAKAHASHI (HARTT)of Itami, Hyōgo, Japan, was a member of the ensemble cast of Waterfall, a new musicalat the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Calif.




SAMANTHA CORMIER (BARNEY) of West Hartford, Conn., has been named an associate in the audit department of Whittlesey & Hadley.


CARLY GLENN (HARTT) of Katonah, N.Y., created and wrote a short film titled Bark Mitzvah that premiered at the Handel Performing Arts Center in early May.

Carly Glenn '15





FRANK MUSERO ’99 (A&S) andBrady Galan of New York, N.Y., were married on Dec., 14, 2014,in New York City. UHart alumni celebrating their union at a reception on May 15, 2015, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City were SCOTT LEVINE ’99 (ENHP) of Frederick, Md.; ERICA CARLSON SCHULTZ ’99 (A&S) of Edison, N.J.; DAVID TSCHERNE ’00 (ENHP) and SHEL FROLICH TSCHERNE ’99 (ENHP) of Marlborough, Mass.; ROB McCARRY ’98 (WARD) of Vienna, Va.; KRISTIN SCHARF ’99 (ENHP) of Sound Beach, N.Y.; ELITE RUBIN ’98 (A&S) of Bronx, N.Y.; and RICH RAIA ’99 (A&S).


Hawk Hatchlings:
Births and Adoptions




BRITTANY O’KEEFE GAURILOFF ’07 (A&S)and MICHAEL GAURILOFF ’09 (A&S) of Carmel, N.Y., welcomed the birth of their son, Hunter Richard, on July 6, 2014.