ReCONNect with Alums

Ever wonder what your former classmates are up to?  We hope to ReCONNect you by sharing the information you supply to us or to the UConn Alumni Association.  Send your news and information to: Neagnews@uconn.edu (We welcome your story ideas too!)

60’s

Tom Bowler ’66  ’81 6th Year, a certified playground equipment inspector for Total Playground Consulting Services in Manchester, Conn., gave the presentation, “Marketing Techniques For the Expert Witness That Work” at the National Expert Witness Conference in Hyannis, Mass., last summer. He has been an expert witness for attorneys for 17 years.

Francis Archambault ’69 M.A., ’70 Ph.D. in educational psychology was elected to a four year term as a new alumni trustee for the University of Connecticut.  Now a professor emeritus in the Neag School of Education, he held positions as associate dean, chairman of the educational psychology department, past president of the UConn Alumni Association, and was a former member of the Board of Education for Regional District 19 (Mansfield).

Carol Ann (Knott) Conboy ’69 is the 105th Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court after being appointed by New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch. Previously, she was the Supervisory Justice of the Merrimack County Superior Court. She also serves as member of the Franklin Pierce Law Center Board of Trustees.

70’s

Leonard Wysocki ’72 (CLAS), ’74 M.A., ’05 Ph.D. accepted a full-time faculty position in the master’s program in industrial and organizational psychology at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Conn. Previously, he was self-employed as a psychologist.

Gregory Edgar ’73 (CLAS), ’73 (ED) is the author of Patriots, a children’s book about the American Revolutionary War published by BlueWaterPress LLC on August 12, 2009. He and his wife, Rosemary Farley ’72 (ED), live in Somers, Conn.

Laurie S. Werling ’75 , ’83 M.B.A. received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association last fall.

Bernard Horn ’77 Ph.D. won the Old Seventy Creek Press 2009 Poetry Prize for his for book of poems, “Our Daily Words.” His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Moment Magazine, The Mississippi Review and the Manhattan Review.

Sinclair Wilkinson ’77 M.A. ’79 6th Year has been appointed to the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees by the Gov. John deJongh Jr.

80’s

Janice A. Hogle ’82 Ph.D. is an evaluation researcher for the University of Wisconsin at   Madison’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

Karen F. Stein ’82 Ph.D., professor of English and women’s studies at the University of Rhode Island, authored the book Reading, Learning, Teaching Toni Morrison, published by Peter Lang Press in 2009.

90’s

Leighangela Byer Brady ’94 (ED), ’95 M.A. coauthored a new book, Test Less, Assess More: A K-8 Guide to Formative Assessment, published by Eye on Education on September 16, 2009. She works as the Principal of an elementary school in San Diego.

Jamelle Elliot ’98 M.A. in Kinesiology is the women’s basketball coach at the University of Cincinnati. She is a former UConn assistant coach and player.

Sandra Enos ’98 Ph.D., an associate professor of Sociology at Bryant University, received the 2009 Michelle Norris Award from Children’s Friend, a child welfare organization based in Rhode Island, for her extraordinary support of the organization.

00’s

Ivy M. Alexander ’01 Ph.D., professor of nursing at the Yale University School of Nursing, was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing as a fellow on November 7, 2009 at the academy’s annual awards ceremony and induction banquet in Atlanta.

David Masopust ’02 Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, received the 2009 ICAAC Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Microbiology, which recognizes early career scientists for their research and potential. The award was presented at the 49th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in San Francisco.

Joyce S. Fontana ’04 Ph.D., dean of School of Health and Natural Sciences at Saint Joseph College received the 2009 Distinguished Alumnae Award, from the college.

Michelle Strutz ’05 M.A. received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award. She will conduct her research at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Dollie Harvey ’08 M.A. Curriculum & Instruction, is an agricultural educator at Glastonbury High School and one of 47 individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators. The scholarship enables early career agricultural educators to attend the annual convention, giving them an opportunity to become involved with their professional association on a national level.