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August 2015


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Weddings Hawk Hatchlings: Births and Adoptions




MARY E. ZEIGLER-BEAGLE (HAS) of Las Cruces, N.M., is showing her paintings and stone sculptures at the Adobe Patio Gallery in Mesilla, N.M.; Thunder Horse Gallery in Ruidoso, N.M.; and Marigold Arts in Santa Fe, N.M.  Marigold Arts is featuring her work during Indian Market in Santa Fe for the month of August.



 RICHARD B. CARLSON (HAS) of Troy, N.H., continues his work as a painter and guest lecturer in design and drawing at Keene State College in Keene, N.H.


GARY PALLADINO (A&S) of West Haven, Conn., has published Charge!!, a book focusing primarily on his 31-year basketball coaching career at Notre Dame High School in West Haven. The book speaks to the life lessons he has learned through his personal and professional journey, including his time as a player and coach with the Harford Hawks.


Carole Kunstadt '73

EDWARD DOMBROSKI (BARNEY) of Newington, Conn., has been named manufacturing program coordinator at Manchester Community College.


CAROLE KUNSTADT (HAS) of West Hurley, N.Y., is showing wall hangings from her Sacred Poem series in July and August at The Gallery, Unison Arts Center, in New Paltz, N.Y. Her vintage photo postcard was on display at Wish You Were Here 14, an artists’ postcard exhibition and benefit held in July at the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y.     



RONALD F. BARISANO (A&S) of Dover, Del., graduated from the Leadership Central Delaware program. Barisano helped to coordinate a class project of refurbishing the kitchen and dining room at People’s Place, a shelter for battered women and children. He has been awarded the chairman’s Volunteer of the Year award for three years and has served as marketing committee chairman.


CLIFFORD DAVIS M’77 (A&S) of Mount Vernon, Ohio, performed his piece “Let There Be Light,” for which he composed both music and lyrics, at a “Denison Singers @ 54” concert in June on the campus of Denison University.




PAUL O. ROBERTSON (A&S) of Windsor, Conn., was elected chair of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. Robertson is an independent management and sports consultant for media properties that are looking to develop sponsorship for broadcast, sports, and digital solutions. Previously, he was senior vice president of corporate development at Connecticut Public Television.



MICHELLE G. HELMIN (BARNEY, M’94 BARNEY) of Manchester, Conn., is the new director of the Fund for Walker’s at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn. She was previously director of marketing and communications for UConn School of Law for the past 10 years.





JEREMY CLOWE (A&S) of Schenectady, N.Y., is manager of media sales at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. Clowe created two videos that are on view there this summer and fall: Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs, a look at the New Yorker cartoonist, and Conserving Norman Rockwell’s United Nations. The latter film inspired an exhibition of the artist’s work at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.



ROSE L. MOSS (M, ENHP) of Bethlehem, Conn., received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Waldon University in May.  Her capstone project, “Communication Skills of Novice Psychiatric Nurses with Aggressive Psychiatric Patients,” was published on ProQuest the previous March 2015.













Ryan Ellis '01

Ryan Gardner '01  Endia DeCordova '09 

Michael Byrne Jr. '11


WINSTON LOACH (HAS, M’01 HAS) of Dorchester, Mass., a former Howie the Hawk (1994–97), has been exhibiting art as Joe Kitsch since 2003 in the Greater Boston, Mass., area. The community outreach coordinator for the Cambridge Art Association, he was recently elected as a member of the organization’s board of directors. His full portfolio is available for viewing at


SUSAN MORISON (M, ENHP) of Enfield, Conn., was named assistant professor of radiology at Manchester Community College.


RICHARD WATERS (HARTT) of Lexington, Ky., was granted tenure and promoted to professor of music at Eastern Kentucky University, where he has served as director of choral activities since 2011. Waters has recently been commissioned to compose new choral works for choirs in Kentucky, Minnesota, and Virginia, as well as for the North Carolina All-State Chorus.


RYAN ELLIS (ENHP) of Montague, N.J., a former member of the UHart baseball team and first-year head coach at High Point Regional High School in Sussex, N.J., was named the New Jersey Herald’s Coach of the Year. He led the school’s Wildcats to a 16-9 record, including a 15-4 mark over their last 19 games, and finished in a tie for second place in the NJAC Freedom Division. Ellis is a fourth-grade teacher at Franklin Borough School.

RYAN T. GARDNER (BARNEY) of South Glastonbury, Conn.; ENDIA M. DeCORDOVA ’09 (BARNEY) of Windsor, Conn.; and MICHAEL BYRNE JR. ’11 (BARNEY) of West Hartford, Conn., were named to the Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” list for 2015. The award identifies young leaders who have already had success but who also have the potential to lead the professional world of tomorrow. Gardner is a principal and senior consultant at Fiduciary Investments Advisors; DeCordova is Manchester Community College’s dean of institutional advancement; and Byrne is Global Real Estate’s associate director, portfolio management, at UBS Global Asset Management.


PRISCILLA THORN-GREGORY (A&S) of Chattahoochee, Fla., a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida, is director of psychology services at the Developmentally Disabled Defendants Program (DDDP). Included in her many duties is serving as an expert witness for the State of Florida.


PHIL SALATHE (M, AD’07 HARTT) of Rocky Point, N.Y., was a contestant on television’s long-running game show, Jeopardy, on July 13–14. He won on his first day, with winnings totaling more than $22,000, and finished in second place on his second day.










MIKE ALDRICH (ENHP) of Groton, Conn., was named head baseball coach at the University of Connecticut–Avery Point. Aldrich played on the Hawks baseball team at UHart.


DANIEL A. ARSENAULT (A&S) of West Hartford, Conn., legislative program manager and public information officer for the Connecticut Department of Housing, joined Gov. Dannel Malloy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, and other legislators to mark the passage of HB6138, a bill dealing with mobility counseling for individuals who receive housing subsidies.


KEVIN HARRIS (BARNEY) of Middletown, Conn., has joined the regional accounting firm of MahoneySabol as a tax senior.


JIM MELLO (D, ENHP) of Steubenville, Ohio, is executive director of institutional effectiveness at Franciscan University. Mello’s poem, “Eyes,” was included in Teaching as a Human Experience: An Anthology of Contemporary Poems, released in June 1 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The anthology deals with the real-life experiences of professors, instructors, teachers, lecturers, and other professionals working in education.





Daniel Arsenault '12 (third from right)



ANGELICA FERRA (CETA) of Cambridge, Mass., posted an entry for the Global Shapers blog discussing her role as a project assistant on a PMCM project at Harvard University, through the ARCADIS-US operating company. Ferra is part of the Owner’s Representative Project Management team for the new Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center. 


KAREN BALDWIN (D, ENHP) of Hartford, Conn., began her new role as superintendent of schools in Ridgefield, Conn., on July 1.






RACHEL CISTO (A&S) of Harrisonburg, Va., is the new Harrisonburg city reporter/web and social media editor at the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va.




Hawk Hatchlings:
Births and Adoptions




SUSAN CHAKMAKIAN ’93 (HARTT) and her husband, Armen, of Glendale, Calif., welcomed on Sept. 10, 2013, their adopted son, Gabriel Mateo Chakmakian, born on Aug. 27, 2013.

Laurie Duhrkoop Smith  

LAURIE DUHRKOOP SMITH (nd, 1996–97, ENHP)and her husband, Chad, of Albuquerque, N.M., welcomed the birth of their son, Cameron James, on June 3, 2015. He joins his sister, 10-year-old Jordy Ann.

Sean Burton '00



SEAN BURTON ’00 (HARTT) and his wife, Shannon, of Sioux City, Iowa, welcomed their daughter, Lily Victoria, on Jan. 20, 2015.

Corey Arranz '01



COREY M. ARRANZ ’01 (A&S) and his wife, Karin, of Austell, Ga., welcomed the birth of their son, Evan Carlos, on Nov. 10, 2014.

Jenna '07 and Justin Cavaliere '06



JENNA P. CZAPLICKI CAVALIERE ’07 (HAS) and her husband, JUSTIN M. CAVALIERE ’06 (BARNEY), of Norwalk, Conn., welcomed the birth of their son, Liam Michael, on Feb. 11, 2015.

John Jaramillo M'09 '15  


JOHN JARAMILLO M’09 (A&S), M’15 (BARNEY), and his wife, Jennifer, of Plainville, Conn., welcomed the birth of their son, Jace Owen, on July 22, 2015.