Category: 2000s

note includes graduate from the 2000s

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.

Hannah Adams ’07 (CLAS)

Hannah Adams ’07 (CLAS) recently accepted a position as Sales Associate at Caris Health in Shelton, Conn. Caris Health is a growing health services company focused on reducing costs, improving care outcomes for patients and increasing reimbursement for their clients.

Jessica (Lennon) Karolidis ’06 (CLAS) & Evangelos Karolidis ’05 (CAHNR)

Jessica (Lennon) Karolidis ’06 (CLAS) and Evangelos Karolidis ’05 (CAHNR) welcomed their first daughter Penelope Maria Karolidis on June 26, 2017. Jessica and Evangelos were married June 20, 2015.

Lindsey Reinert ’08 MA

Lindsey Reinert ’08 MA has recently received her Doctorate of Education specialized in Gifted Education from the University of Denver in June 2017. Her dissertation title was “The Limitations on Colorado School Districts Adoption of an Early Access Addendum Process”. This will be her eighteenth year in education and she plans to continue her position as a coordinator of Gifted Education with the largest school district in the state of Colorado.

Laura Scarpa ’02 (NUR)

Laura Scarpa ’02 (NUR) is a proud Honors scholar and UConn alumnae. She played on the Women’s club ice hockey team and was also on the Inaugural Division I Women’s Ice Hockey team.

2 years ago, the Women’s Ice Hockey team honored Scarpa at the Alumni game, allowing her to drop the puck as the recipient of the “Friends of Mel” grant for breast cancer survivors. At that time she still held the record for most assists in a game. In 2014 Scarpa was diagnosed with Stage IIIb Triple Negative Invasive breast cancer and underwent treatment of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. Her activity in sports and well as her grit from the nursing profession definitely helped her along this journey.

At this time she is thriving in her profession, currently working as the Practice Manager for New England Plastic Surgery Center in Waterford, Conn. for a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and fellow UConn alumnus, Dr. John C. Lee ’97 (CLAS), ’01 MD. The majority of the practice is for breast reconstruction related to breast cancer.

Kate Moran Connolly ’03 (CAHNR)

Kate Moran Connolly ’03 (CAHNR) is the Physician’s Assistant in Bridgeport Hospital’s Burn Unit. She earned a degree in Nutritional Science with a minor in Exercise Physiology at UConn several years ago, became a registered dietician, and worked for several years at Bridgeport Hosp. She earned her PA in Philidelphia, Pa., recently (9 months ago) became a mother, and just spent a year as Bridgeport Hospital’s Employee of the Year. This note was submitted by Kate’s father, Jack Moran, who is very proud of her accomplishments.

Dr. Ryan Denley ’06 (CLAS)

Ryan Denley ’06 (CLAS) graduated from the School of Allied Health with a BS in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences in 2006. Dr. Denley worked as a cytogenetic technologist at MSKCC for five years after graduation. He graduated from NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015, was married in May 2016 to Dr. AnnaMaris Arias and most recently was selected chief resident of Internal Medicine at Morristown Medical Center. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Denley intends to pursue a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology.

Niamh Emerson (Cunningham) ’06 (CLAS)

Niamh Emerson (Cunningham) ’06 (CLAS) recently joined the Yale School of Nursing advancement team as Associate Director of Development and Alumnae/i Affairs. Niamh was most recently employed in Yale University’s Office of the Secretary as Assistant Secretary for Corporation Affairs where she was responsible for the logistics of all aspects of Yale Corporation (board of trustees) and University Council meetings and was the staff liaison for the Corporation Honorary Degrees Committee.

Michael Boecherer ’00 (CLAS), ’02 MA

Michael Boecherer ’00 (CLAS), ’02 MA and his wife, Victoria, welcomed Nora Johnston Boecherer on June 3rd, 2017. Baby Nora weighed in at a petite 6 lbs., 6 oz. and measured 17 1/2″ long. Mom and baby are both healthy, and Papa is happy to be outnumbered two-to-one.