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Weddings Hawk Hatchlings: Births and Adoptions

 

1969

 
PATRICIA DICOSIMO (HAS) of Bristol, Conn., and JILL A. GOLDBERG C’89 (ENHP) of West Hartford, Conn., were recognized at the 2015 Connecticut Art Education Association, Inc., Outstanding Art Educators ceremony on April 26. DiCosimo, who is retired from Simsbury Public Schools, received the award for Distinguished Service to the Profession. Goldberg received the John Nerreau Retired Art Educator Award.  
1970
VICTOR GREENBERG (A&S) of Hartford, Conn., has self-published his first novel, titled ROOKS. It is the world’s first action thriller chess novel.  
1974

THOMAS CALVOCORESSI (A&S, M’76 A&S) of Berlin, Conn., was honored in April by the Pro Bono Partnership as a Volunteer of the Year for his consulting work.

JAYNE DASHOFF GEORGETTI (ENHP, M’77 ENHP) of Greenwich, Conn., has retired as a Social Security disability examiner.  She has now taken on a new role as a doting grandma.

1977  

LOUISE EARLE LOOMIS (M’77 ENHP) of Bloomfield, Conn., has been recognized by Family Life Education, Inc., with the naming of the newly renovated Children’s Wellness Center in her honor. The state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to open in 2016. Loomis is an educator who has devoted her 50-year career to ensuring that disadvantaged children have the opportunity to learn how to think creatively and solve problems effectively.      

1980

 

RAISSA KATONA BENNETT (HARTT) of Milford, Conn., re-created the role of Meg in the musical Good Girl, presented by the Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab in New York City. She is also working on a new cabaret act.

DEBRA PALERMINO (M, BARNEY) of Westbrook, Conn., was promoted to senior vice president of corporate human relations at Massachusetts Mutual Life.

SHELLEY SOMERS (M, ENHP) of Norwalk, Conn., was named the 2015 Connecticut PTA Middle School Principal of the Year. She is the principal of Central Middle School in Greenwich, Conn.

 

1983

 

ALISA COLEMAN (HARTT) of Morris Plains, N.J., and her ABKCO Music & Records team won a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for The Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat, composer).

1984

RICHARD WILLIAMS (HARTT) of Larchmont, N.Y., performed a solo trombone recital in May at the Larchmont Avenue Presbyterian Church in Larchmont.

1985

Mark Fulco '85

MARK FULCO (Barney) of Rocky Hill, Conn., was named chief information officer of the Sisters Providence Health System. He will continue to facilitate SPHS’s transition to population health management and value-based contracting.

1986

MARK DION (HAS, Hon’02) of New York, N.Y., will exhibit his newly created, Wadsworth-specific Great Chain of Being project in the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s MATRIX series (MATRIX 173), running Oct. 1, 2015–Jan. 3, 2016, in Hartford, Conn.

STEVE LAVOYE (ENGINEERING) of Gilbert, Ariz., has opened a Chick-Fil-A store in Enfield, Conn.

1987

CAROLYN BLIGH (HAS) of Simsbury, Conn., was selected as the winner of the prestigious Hartford Business Journal Women’s Business Competition and was honored at a luncheon at the Connecticut Convention Center in May.

JANICE KASZCZUK LOOMIS (HAS) of Norwich, Conn., has played a leadership role in reviving the Norwich Arts Center and expanding its offering of art classes.

LAURA WHITNEY (BARNEY) of Old Saybrook, Conn., has been appointed the University of Hartford’s new controller.

 

1988

DAVID ROBINSON (M, BARNEY) of West Hartford, Conn., was named general counsel and executive vice president at The Hartford.

FRANK SALVATORE (A&S) of Danbury, Conn., was promoted to administrator of ancillary services for the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

1989

 

JILL A. GOLDBERG (C, ENHP).
See PATRICIA DICOSIMO ’69. 

1994

FRANK BRAMBLE (M, HAS) of Torrington, Conn., exhibit his work in the Nature Reflected group show at the Hunt Library in Falls Village, Conn.

SETH NAGELBERG (HAS) of Rutherford, N.J., has published a book titled Batch Manufacturing for Ceramics: Models and Molds, from Process to Product. He has also accepted a new teaching position as associate professor and chair of ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio.

JOHN SAHAREK (M, BARNEY) of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., was appointed chief commercial officer of Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

1995

KIMBERLY CONFORTI (BARNEY) of Canton, Conn., was promoted to manager at Robert Hensley and Associates in Avon, Conn.

1996  

DATUK BORHAN DOLAH (M, BARNEY) of Selangor, Malaysia, was appointed as the Sabah Federal Secretary.

 

1998

 

GREGORY MARRA (HARTT) of Sarasota, Fla., has created a niche career as a sculptor of famous military figures. He recently completed a statue of Chris Kyle, American sniper. See www.sculptingourheroes.com to view his work.

 

2000  

ANDREW K. LEAHY (BARNEY, M’03 BARNEY) of Hoboken, N.J., is now an active disclosure XBRL consultant/XBRL client lead with Donnelley Financial Service.

 

2003

 

AMY SHULTS BRENNER (A&S) of Milford, Conn., along with nine other graduates returned to campus on April 14 for a College of Arts and Sciences panel discussion on what they have done since graduation, as well as to offer wisdom and insight on the ways in which their UHart education has helped them in their diverse careers. The other panelists included LINDSAY CAREY ’14 (A&S) of Bloomfield, Conn.; MARAL WOZNIAC FIRKATIAN ’12 (A&S) of Bloomfield, Conn.; MATT GILBERT ’09 (A&S) of Coventry, Conn.; WILLIAM JOHNS ’09, M’11 (A&S), of Newington, Conn.; AMBER LAPOINT ’11 (A&S) of Thomaston, Conn.; AVEN ROSE ’14 (A&S) of Bryn Athyn, Pa.; AMANDA SCHOEN ’14 (A&S) of Fauquay Varina, N.C.; GRAHAM STEEN ’14 (A&S, CETA) of Glastonbury, Conn.; and CARLY TUTOLO ’14 (ENHP) from Northfield, Conn.

MATT LIVINGSTON (BARNEY) of Amston, Conn., was elected as partner at CohnReznick.

JAMES SENATRO (CETA, M’05 CETA) of Middletown, Conn., was promoted to principal for the residential design team at Consulting Engineering Services in Middletown. Senatro has been with CES for over 10 years.

 

2004

 

ESTHER HALFERTY (HAS) of Pawcatuck, Conn., had her artisan tile–making company, Lilywork Artisan Tile, featured on Connecticut Public Television’s Made in Connecticut program in April. She and her husband have been partners in the business for eight years.  

 

2007

 

CHRISTINE DWYER (HARTT) of Brooklyn, N.Y., fresh off a starring role in the Broadway musical Wicked, played the role of Sara in a production of the rock musical Murder Ballad, performed this spring at the Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C.

MICHAEL PEREIRA (CETA) of Hamden, Conn., has been promoted to senior project manager with Hoffman Architects, Inc.

 

2008

 

RYAN RILEY (A, HILLYER) of West Hartford, Conn., was named the West Hartford Exchange Club Police Officer of the Year.

 

 

 

 

Gretchen Carroll ’09

2009

GRETCHEN CARROLL (HARTT) of Westbrook, Maine, hiked the Appalachian Trail with two fellow Peace Corp volunteers in an effort to raise money for outdoor education scholarships on behalf of the Rippleffect organization. She kept a blog throughout the 2,189-mile journey. Carroll was in the Peace Corps from 2012 to 2014 teaching English in the Federated States of Micronesia.

MATT GILBERT (A&S).
See AMY SHULTS BRENNER ’03.

WILLIAM JOHNS (A&S, M’11 A&S).
See AMY SHULTS BRENNER ’03.

BURAK KONUK (M, BARNEY; M, CETA) of Indianapolis, Ind., has earned his professional traffic operations engineer certification from the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Konuk is a transportation engineer at URS Corporation in Indianapolis.

DOUGLAS LYONS (HARTT) of New Haven, Conn., is one of 46 established and emerging writers, composers, and lyricists selected to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, Conn. The group is working on developing 25 new musical projects.

2010

BRIAN OSSIAS (M, BARNEY) of Southington, Conn., has joined the Financial Reporting Consolidation group of ESPN as senior manager, financial accounting.

CHRIS PELLICCIONE (A&S) of LaGrange, Ill., received an Excellence in Research award from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Sigma Xi chapter for exemplary accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative activity. He won in the physics, student, category. Sigma Xi is a scientific research society of nearly 75,000 scientists and engineers.

2011

 

JONAS HAMPTON (CETA) of New Britain, Conn., has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

 

2012

 

MAMAL WOZNIAC FIRKATIAN (A&S).
See AMY SHULTS BRENNER ’03.

AMBER LAPOINT (A&S).
See AMY SHULTS BRENNER ’03.

 

2013

 

BRETT PINEDO (HAS) of Enfield, Conn., joined Mintz and Hoke as an art director.

ALEX TREMBLAY (HARTT) of North Providence, R.I., along with recent graduate MIKE CASEY ’15 (HARTT) of Malvern, Pa., participated in Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead, a two-week residency, performance, and composition project aimed at “discovering and presenting the next generation of jazz greats.” The program was based out of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

 

2014

 

LINDSAY CAREY (A&S).
See AMY SHULTS BRENNER ’03.

BRANDON DOMBROSKI (BARNEY) of East Hartford, Conn., was named senior consultant at Ernst & Young.

AVEN ROSE (A&S).
See AMY SHULTS BRENNER ’03.

AMANDA SCHOEN (A&S).
See AMY SHULTS BRENNER ’03.

GRAHAM STEEN (A&S, CETA).
See AMY SHULTS BRENNER ’03.

CARLY TUTOLO (ENHP).
See AMY SHULTS BRENNER ’03.

2015

MIKE CASEY (ENHP).
See ALEX TREMBLAY ’03.

 

WEDDINGS

 

  1998

Angela Mcllveen and CHARLIE O’HARA ’98, M’02 (ENHP), were married on Sept. 13, 2014, in Stonington, Conn. They reside in West Hartford, Conn. MEGAN MARLOVITS ’96, M’98 (ENHP), of Glastonbury, Conn., was a bridesmaid; groomsmen were JASON MARLOVITS ’97 (Barney) of East Hartford, Conn., and DAN TOTA ’99 (A&S) of Brewster, N.Y. Other UHart alumni guests included PATRICIA BARTLEWSKI DAMIANI M’04 (ENHP) of New Britain, Conn,; THOMAS PACYNA ’01 (Barney) of Farmington, Conn.; KEVIN HICKEY ’97 (Barney) of Wilton, Conn.; SEBASTIAN COGNETTA ’98 (ENHP) of Pasadena, Calif.; RAFIQ WILEY ’98 (Barney) of North Hollywood, Calif.; DAVID PIQUETTE ’98 (A&S) of Enfield, Conn.; JON CLARK ’02 (Barney) of Laurel Springs, Md.; NICK DEFINO ’00 (Barney) of Fairfield, Conn.; BRIAN LAMASTRO A’99, ’01 (Hillyer, A&S), of Chatam, N.J.; and Greg Quas ’00 (Barney)of Fairfield, Conn.

     

 

2005

AMY SULLIVAN ’05 (Barney) and Joshua Klimek were married on April 25 in Rockport, Mass. MALLORY RAPOZA REIS ’05 (A&S) of Johnston, R.I., attended the bride. They newlyweds make their home in Woburn, Mass.

 

Hawk Hatchlings:
Births and Adoptions

 

   

1999

MATT HAGGERTY A’97, ’99 (Hillyer, Barney), and his wife, Amy Esposito, of New York, N.Y., welcomed the birth of their first daughter, Pella Rose Haggerty, on Sept. 5, 2014.

  2001

JESSICA ROSE NOUJAIM CUSATO ’01 (Hartt) and her husband, Fortunato, of Katonah, N.Y., welcomed the birth of their daughter, Emmanuelle Rose (pictured left), on Dec. 14, 2012.

 

2002

BRETT AHRENSTEIN ’02 (Barney) and his wife, Michelle, of New York, N.Y., welcomed the birth of their son, Hunter Matthew (pictured left), on March 13, 2015.

 

BENJAMIN FAIN ’02 (HAS) and his wife, Carrie Schneider, of Brooklyn, N.Y., welcomed the birth of their son, Hank Schneider Fain, on April 9, 2015.

 

 

 

 

2008

STEVEN FRAYSIER ’08 (CETA) and his wife, JULIE MELANSON FRAYSIER ’07 (ENHP) of Windsor, Conn., welcomed the birth of their daughter, Erin Grace, on April 18, 2015. The new family appears here at their daughter’s Baptism ceremony at St. Joseph Church in Poquonock, Conn., with Fr. MIKE RUMINSKI ’08 (Hartt) of Bloomfield, Conn., a friend of Steven Fraysier. Ruminski gave the invocation at the University of Hartford Graduate Commencement ceremony in May.