Category: 1990s

note includes graduate from the 1990s

Jasmine Alcantara ’95 (CLAS), ’99 MBA

Jasmine Alcantara ’95 (CLAS), ’99 MBA, owner of JLA Group, will be awarded the 2017 U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Innovation & Performance Award at the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 2017. This prestigious award recognizes women-owned small business owners who exhibit outstanding innovation and/or performance on a key contract that will significantly bolster their ability to secure future opportunities. She has also been selected to present at the Southern New England Conference-Project Management Institute 12th Annual Conference at the Connecticut Convention Center on April 24, 2017.

Steven R. Jenkins, C.P.A.’99 JD, ’12 MBA, ’15 ML

Steven R. Jenkins, C.P.A.’99 JD, ’12 MBA, ’15 ML has been appointed as a Trustee to the Connecticut Laborers’ Pension, Health, and Annuity Funds. Steve is General Counsel and Compliance Director for regional construction firm Manafort Brothers Incorporated headquartered in Plainville, Conn.

Erin Sherman Pezqueda ’91 (CLAS), ’16 6th Year

Erin Sherman Pezqueda ’91 (CLAS) recently received her Administrator Preparation Program diploma from UConn.

Hope Payson LCSW ’92 MSW

Hope Payson LCSW ’92 MSW of Barkhamsted, CT is co-producing a documentary film based on the connection between childhood trauma and neglect. The film, Recovering Community, uses the personals stories of 13 Connecticut individuals with histories of trauma and addiction along with clips of interviews of experts in the field to explore the roots of both addiction and recovery. More information about the movie can be found on the movie website and on Facebook.

Jennifer Monahan ’95 MBA

Jennifer Monahan ’95 MBA recently released her first book, This Trip Will Change Your Life: A Shaman’s Story of Spirit Evolution, which was selected as a finalist in the 2016 USA Best Book Awards in the Spiritual – Inspirational category.

Maura A. Power ’94 MA

Maura A. Power ’94 MA ran her first marathon in Clonakilty, Ireland this past December. She was sponsored by Vibram and Team Hoyt Running Chairs to promote the movement of Inclusion of assisted athletes. Team Hoyt Running Chairs offer those with disabilities “to experience the thrill of the race”.

Jessica McCauley ’97 (BUS)

Jessica McCauley ’97 (BUS) is proud to announce her promotion to Partner at Beers, Hamerman, Cohen & Burger, an accounting firm in Fairfield, Conn.

Kathleen (Szewczyk) Kenney ’93 (ED)

Kathleen (Szewczyk) Kenney ’93 (ED) received the 2016 Pennsylvania State Association of Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance Professional Honor Award. This award recognizes professionals who demonstrate leadership and dedication to PSAHPERD organization. She has been actively involved with this professional organization since 2009 and last year was President of the Southeastern district.

Cheryl (Dyson) Stephenson ’99 (CAHNR)

Cheryl (Dyson) Stephenson ’99 (CAHNR) is excited to announce that she was recently promoted to Controller of the MetroHartford Alliance.

Nicole Blake ’98 MFA and Mark Adams ’98 MFA

Nicole Blake ’98 MFA and Mark Adams ’98 MFA are engaged. The couple, who has now been together for over twenty years, met as grad students, having been cast romantically opposite each other in their first show, The Three Musketeers. The epic proposal was an all-day affair which involved the help of 43 “elves” at Disney World and Four Seasons Orlando. It ended in a rebel bunker at the Hollywood Studios Launch Bay with a celebratory wookie victory cheer from Chewbacca after she said yes. The couple resides in Edgewater, NJ.