2011 Fall/Winter – Alumni News and Notes 1970’s

William H. Daughtrey Jr. ’70 MBA is interim executive director of Dominion Resources GreenTech Incubator in Ashland, Va. He has more than 30 years of experience in business and financial consulting with companies across the U.S., Canada, and Indonesia.

David C. Gillon ’71 (BUS) is senior associate dean for administration and finance at Quinnipiac University’s School of Medicine in Hamden, Conn., where he acts as liaison between the school and the related administrative, personnel, and financial offices, as well as university staff. He also oversees and coordinates the administrative, personnel, and financial operations of the school.

Gary Storhoff ’71 MA, ’75 Ph.D., is the co-author of Writing as Enlightenment: Buddhist American Literature into the Twenty-first Century, published by SUNY Press in August. He is an associate professor of English at the UConn campus in Stamford.

Gerry W. DeRoche ’72 (BUS), ’80 MBA is chief executive officer of Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans in Princeton, Mass. He previously held positions with Fleet Bank and Bank of America.

Carol Quirk ’72 (CLAS), ’75 MA is among the 15 people appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. She is the executive director for the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education in Hanover, Md.

Frank Sanchez ’72 (CLAS) has been appointed to the board of directors of Regulatory Data Corporation Inc. He is chief executive officer of OurBond Inc. in Bethesda, Md.

Richard Giarniero ’73 MFA wrote the play “Boy Wonder?,” which opened in September at the Crystal Theatre Benjamin Franklin Community Center in Norwalk, Conn.

Robert Kimble ’73 (BUS), financial advisor at Ameriprise in East Hartford, Conn., received the CT Lottery Community Hero Award for his volunteer work with the Arthritis Foundation over the past 15 years. He has served on the foundation’s Board of Governors in various roles since 1998 and has chaired or served on committees for multiple fundraising events for the foundation. He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Cromwell, Conn.

Craig Treiber ’73 (BUS) is self-employed in Oklahoma as an oil and gas well consultant. He was previously employed with Pawnee County, Okla., as an environmental and regulatory consultant.

Jerry R. Lodynsky ’74 (SFA) has been a self-employed graphic designer for 30 years. He has received numerous national and international awards for his work, including recognition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Robert Wendel ’74 (SFA), ’76 MFA is a freelance conductor and composer. He was awarded fourth place nationally in the first American Prize in Composition for his “Towers of Light.”

Carol (Ewing) Garber ’75 (ED), ’83 MA, ’90 Ph.D. is associate professor of movement sciences and education at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, N.Y. She serves as vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Tom Ingrassia ’75 MA is co-founder of Mental Massage, a fusion of guided visioning and physical massage designed to reduce stress and enhance mind and body balance.

Loren R. Nauss ’75 (CLAS) is an attorney at Jones Gill LLP in Houston. He was previously employed at Burleson Cooke LLP as senior counsel.

Robert J. Smith ’75 MA, ’83 6th Year, ’86 Ph.D. celebrated his 10th anniversary as director of the Carol Autorino Center for the Arts and Humanities at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, Conn. He lives in Pomfret Center, Conn., with his wife, Janet (Trudeau) Smith ’72 (ED), ’79 MA.

Pamela Q. Weaver ’75 (CLAS) was appointed to the 25-member Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants’ advisory council for the organization’s 2011-2012 activity year.

Jeffrey Carter ’76 DMD presented his lecture “Megatrends in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Healthcare Reform, Technology, Diversity, Subspecialization, and Education Debt” at the fifth annual Pinson Memorial Lecture in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Howard University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C.

Robert H. Glasser ’76 (BUS) is the New York-based partner heading East Coast property and business interruption claims practice for Dempsey Partners LLC, a forensic accounting, claims, and risk consulting firm. He previously was managing director of BDO USA LLP.

Charles Slacik ’76 (BUS), chief financial officer and senior vice president of finance for Beckman Coulter, has been appointed to the board of directors at Sequenom Inc., a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions and headquartered in San Diego.

Don Steigman ’76 (BUS) is chief operating officer for Jackson Health System in Miami. He was previously a chief executive of a software services company and senior vice president of Tenet Health System in Dallas.

Thomas Casola ’77 (CLAS), vice president of Global Regulatory Affairs for Ireland-based Shire Pharmaceuticals, has been honored with Shire’s CEO Award, the company’s highest employee recognition.

Joette Katz ’77 JD, commissioner of the Department of Children and Families in Connecticut, was named the chair of the editorial board of the Connecticut Law Tribune – the first woman to hold this role. She is retired from serving as associate justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court for more than 18 years.

Dennis Cavanaugh ’78 (CLAS) was elected president of the University of Connecticut Alumni Association Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2011-2012. He resides in Glastonbury, Conn.

Marilyn Brine Gilmour ’78 MSW, a licensed independent clinical social worker, was plenary speaker at the annual conference for women living with metastatic breast cancer in Philadelphia, sponsored by Living Beyond Breast Cancer. She has been facilitating metastatic cancer support groups at the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden in Harvard, Mass., since 2005, as well as at her private psychotherapy practice in Natick, Mass.

Robin (Randall) Purcell ’78 (SFA) earned her signature membership in the American Watercolor Society by being accepted into three consecutive international exhibitions at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. Her painting “Rare Sight” appears on the cover of the June 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.

Michael Malcy ’79 (CLAS) is senior vice president of business development for Alticast, an interactive television solutions company with North American headquarters in Broomfield, Colo. He previously was vice president of marketing for the Americas at Advanced Digital Broadcast and Vidiom Systems. He has more than 19 years of experience in the digital media industry.

Timothy M. Shine ’79 (BUS) is managing principal at Parmenter Realty Partners, headquartered in Miami. He has more than 30 years of institutional real estate experience and was previously managing director and co-head of Commonfund Realty.

Lisa C. Taylor ’79 (CLAS), ’81 MA, part-time faculty member in the department of English at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Conn., received the Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Reader of Irish Literature designation, along with Irish poet and writer Geraldine Mills, at a reading and reception held at UConn on April 5, 2011.