2011 Fall/Winter – Alumni News and Notes 2000’s

Stephen Jewett ’00 (CLAS), ’08 MBA is a senior partner at Duby McDowell Communications in Hartford, Conn. Most recently, he was chief spokesman of Connecticare and previously served as campaign manager for the Connecticut Senate Democratic Caucus and senior advisor to Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen’s successful campaign.

Raymie Wayne ’00 JD is associate professor of social work/Latino community practice with tenure at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, Conn.

Kim (Carlucci) Boisvert ’01 (BUS) and Jeff Boisvert ’01(BUS) announce the birth of their second child, Michael, on June 20, 2011. He joins older sister Megan.

Seth Magner ’01 (CLAS) and Megan Magner announce the birth of a son, Logan Ryan, on April 13, 2011, at Hartford Hospital. The family lives in Glastonbury, Conn.

John Miceli ’01 (CLAS) and Alison (DeLeo) Miceli ’03 (CLAS) announce the birth of a daughter, Caroline Elise, on July 8, 2011, who joins older sister Alexa Leigh.

Lea Williams ’01 (CANR) is an environmental specialist with the State of Florida Orange County Health Department in Orlando, Fla., where she conducts food safety inspections and investigates food-borne disease outbreaks throughout the Orlando area. She recently became a certified Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Manager from the National Environmental Health Association.

Matthew F. Zuba ’01 (BUS) received a Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Conn., on May 15, 2011. He graduated cum laude.

Corey J. Brinson ’02 (CLAS), ’05 JD, attorney and owner of the Law Office of Corey J. Brinson LLC in Hartford, Conn., and member of the Hartford City Council, was named in the 2011 “40 Under Forty” list of the Hartford Business Journal.

Jason Giulietti ’02 (CLAS), ’04 MPA, research economist at the Connecticut Business & Industry Association in Hartford, Conn., was named in the 2011 “40 Under Forty” list of the Hartford Business Journal.

Hillary (Royer) Sirois ’02 (CLAS) and Eric Sirois ’09 (ENG) announce the birth of their first child, Claire Kathleen, on July 13, 2010.

Christa (Homola) Allard ’03 (CLAS) and Ryan Allard ’02 (ENG) announce the birth of a girl, Nora Margaret, on May 10, 2011.

Michael L. Notarangelo ’03 (BUS), ’03 MS has been appointed to the 25-member Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants’ advisory council for the organization’s 2011-2012 activity year.

Shannon (Callanan) Schamel ’03 (CLAS) was awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine on June 5, 2011.

Katie (Rauss) Sherrick ’03 (ENG) and Mark Sherrick announce the birth of a daughter, Lily Karen, on Aug. 5, 2010. The family lives in Bristol, Conn.

Allison Cantor ’04 (CLAS), ’10 JD is assistant counsel at ESPN Inc. in Bristol, Conn. She previously served as an associate at Day Pitney LLP in Harford, Conn.

Laurel Jay Carpenter ’04 MFA is associate professor of art at Alfred University in western New York. She continues to present her visual art performance as solo work and in collaborations.

Julio A. Concepcion ’04 (CLAS), vice president of Hartford Partnerships for MetroHartford Alliance in Hartford, Conn., was named in the 2011 “40 Under Forty” list of the Hartford Business Journal.

Michael L. Kraten ’04 Ph.D., president of Enterprise Management Corp. in Milford, Conn., and accounting professor at Providence College in Providence, R.I., is chair of the Advisory Council of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) for the 2011-2012 activity year. He will also chair the CSCPA’s Governmental Issues Task Force for the coming year.

Matthew Luderer ’04 Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in Greensburg, Pa., received the 2011 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award for his contributions to the biology and chemistry curricula at the university. He is one of five recipients and received a cash prize and a $3,000 grant in support of his teaching activities.

Jennifer Sager ’04 (CLAS), director of marketing at Whittlesey & Hadley P.C. in Hartford, Conn., was named in the 2011 “40 Under Forty” list of the Hartford Business Journal.

Michelle Venezia ’04 (CLAS) is an associate at Hiscock & Barclay, LLP in the firm’s Syracuse, N.Y., office.

Jennifer Carlson-Benoit ’05 MSW is a regional planner for the American Red Cross’ Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, where she supports 93 emergency management directors in the northeast area of the state. She earned the Certified Emergency Management certification from the International Association of Emergency Managers in the fall of 2010.

Kristen M. Lainas ’05 (BUS), ’06 MS has been appointed to the 25-member Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants’ advisory council for the organization’s 2011-2012 activity year.

Kelly (Burke) Lamb ’05 (CLAS) and Craig Lamb are proud to announce the birth of a boy, Desmond James, on July 7, 2011, in Albany, N.Y.

Rico Tiberio ’05 (CLAS) and Antonette (Casole) Tiberio ’00 (BUS) announce the birth of a daughter, Julie Ann, on July 14, 2011. She joins her older sister, Victoria.

Theodore Wolski ’05 (BUS) accepted a position at Commonwealth Financial Network in Waltham, Mass.

Ben Albert ’06 (CLAS) received a doctor of medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in the West Indies on April 8, 2011. He graduated as a member of the international honor medical society, Iota Epsilon Alpha. He began a pediatric residency at Stony Brook University Children’s Hospital in Stony Brook, N.Y., in July.

Melanie Angel ’06 (BUS) is assistant athletic director, ticket operations, at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. She was previously director of ticket operations at the University of Hartford.

Heather L. Fabiyan ’06 (CLAS) received her JD from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta and has passed the Board of Bar Examiners in the states of New Jersey and Georgia.

Samantha Grath ’06 (CLAS) and Shane Fogarty ’06 (CLAS) were married on Feb. 25, 2011, in Hartford, Conn. Shane is in his second season as a defensive graduate assistant for the University of Connecticut football program. Samantha is a middle and high school social studies teacher for the Capitol Region Education Council in Windsor, Conn.

Mikki Meadows-Oliver ’06 Ph.D. was elected to the University of Connecticut Alumni Association Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2011-2012. She resides in Hamden, Conn.

Matthew Zablocki ’06 (CLAS) is a detective at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in Hackensack, N.J.

Kristen Hermiz ’07 (CLAS) is a lawyer at Motley Rice, LLC, in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.