Category: Class Notes

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Mary MacIlvain ’73 (CLAS), ’75 MS

Mary MacIlvain ’73 (CLAS), ’75 MS joins Hoffmann Architects, an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, as Marketing Coordinator, based in the firm’s Hamden, Connecticut headquarters. With more than ten years’ experience marketing professional services, she excels at collaborating with technical and business development staff to develop proposal and qualification packages that address prospective client needs and demonstrate the firm’s capabilities in clear, concise terms. Her proficiency in a wide range of design and information management software programs, along with her capacity for supporting staff and clients in achieving successful project outcomes, enables MacIlvain to coordinate the efforts of a busy marketing and business development department. She lives in East Hampton, Connecticut.

Tim Stobierski, ’11 (CLAS)

Tim Stobierski, ’11 (CLAS) recently launched, a website dedicated to helping college students, graduates, and parents who are struggling to make sense of the complex world of student loans. Full of tips about saving for college, repaying debt, successfully managing student loans, and more, our goal is to help create a brand new generation of student debt warriors. Check it out and share with anyone you love who is struggling with student loans.

Edward Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS)

Edward Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS), co-founder and principal of Westport-based family law firm Nusbaum & Parrino P.C., was selected by his peers for inclusion on the 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America, a distinction he has earned for 23 consecutive years.

Roslyn (Swirsky) Dresner ’55 (NUR)

Roslyn (Swirsky) Dresner ’55 (NUR), 84, of Newington, Conn, died on April 1, 2017. Born in New Haven, she was the daughter of the late Mix and Esther (Himmelstein) Swirsky. For nearly 60 years, she was the beloved wife of Alfred J. Dresner. She was the adored mother of Debra and Mara. An honors graduate of the UConn School of Nursing, she worked as a registered nurse in both Mass. and Conn., concluding her career at The Hospital of Central Conn., New Britain General. She was very active in Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, serving in many capacities, most notably as President of the CT Valley Branch.

Christen Hernandez ’08 (SFA, ED) and Dan Campolieta ’08 (SFA, ED)

Dan Campolieta ’08 (SFA, ED) is the pianist for The United States Army Chorus, the vocal component of The United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own”, and Christen Hernandez ’08 (SFA, ED) teaches classroom music and directs choirs at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. This summer, taking a break from their day-jobs, they performed together at the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage.

David Watts ’96 (CLAS)

David Watts ’96 (CLAS) was recently elected to a three year term as President of the Board of Directors at David’s House in Lebanon, N.H. David’s House provides a home-away-from-home and support for families with children receiving treatment through the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Michael Marshall, LMSW ’17 MSW

Michael Marshall, LMSW ’17 MSW was elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Workers – Connecticut Chapter. Marshall was also selected as a Credentialed Delegate Assembly Representative for the National Association of Social Workers in Washington, D.C. He was one of 200 Delegates nationwide to recently vote on the acceptance of a revised edition to the NASW Code of Ethics, the first revision made to their professions’ code since 2008. Marshall also received his Licensed Master Social Worker certification from the CT Department of Public Health and was hired as a Outpatient Clinician at a community based non-profit agency in Norwich, Conn.

Frank Cappabianca ’74 (BUS)

Frank Cappabianca ’74 (BUS) retired after 21 years in the Paint, Body & Equipment business in 2011 by selling his business to an Albany, N.Y.-based competitor. This freed him up to devote more time to manage his and his spouse’s rental properties and serving on not-for-profit boards of the Seagle Music Colony (Schroon Lake, N.Y.), Charles R. Wood Theater (Glens Falls, N.Y.) and the Friends Lake Association (Chestertown, N.Y.). Lately he’s also had his hands full assisting his son with a start-up business, THE HUB, an athlete and family friendly complex including a bicycle repair shop/bistro cafe serving artisan food, craft beer and wine, a hostel lodging facility, and a 200+ acre mountain with hiking and soon to be built mountain bike trails, in Brant Lake, N.Y.