Category: 2010s

note includes graduate from the 2010s

Courtney Dinnan ’12 (CLAS) and David Knapp ’10 (ED)

Courtney Dinnan ’12 (CLAS) and David Knapp ’10 (ED) were married on May 28, 2017 and celebrated with many fellow proud UConn alumni including UConn Huskies basketball player Neils Giffey.
While at UConn, Courtney competed for the Huskies as a 3-sport athlete and captain of the women’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field teams.

Nicole Lavoie ’12 (ENG) and Jordan Smith ’12 (ENG)

Nicole Lavoie ’12 (ENG) and Jordan Smith ’12 (ENG) were married on June 4, 2017 in Bolton, Conn. surrounded by friends, family, and many fellow UConn alumni from 2007-2014.

Brien Buckman ’12 (CLAS) and Alicia (Kruzansky) Buckman ’12 (CLAS)

Brien Buckman ’12 (CLAS) and Alicia (Kruzansky) Buckman ’12 (CLAS) married November 20, 2016 in West Hartford, Conn. They are now residing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Margaret Myers ’86 (CLAS)

Margaret Myers ’86 (CLAS) and her husband Norman Myers ’85 (CLAS) both graduated from UConn.
Peggy (Walsh) graduated in 1986 a DRM (Design & Resource Management) major and played on the Women’s Basketball Team. Norman graduated in 1985 and was an Economics major. He played on the football team. Both of their children graduated in May from UConn. Their daughter Kelly ’14 (CLAS) ’16 MA got her undergrad in Psychology and her Masters in School Counseling and was on the UConn Track & Field Team. Their son Tommy ’16 (CLAS) graduated with a Communication degree and is currently on the football team and getting his masters in Sports Management.

Steven R. Jenkins, C.P.A. ’99 J.D., ’12 MBA, ’15 LL.M

Steven R. Jenkins, C.P.A. ’99 J.D., ’12 MBA, ’15 LL.M 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.

Kerry (Coffey) Welton ’10 (CLAS) and Jeffrey Welton ’08 (BUS)

Kerry (Coffey) Welton ’10 (CLAS) and Jeffrey Welton ’08 (BUS) are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Dina, on March 18, 2017. Born a husky fan!

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.

Barbara Jean Beck Beeching ’10 Ph.D

Barbara Jean Beck Beeching’s ’10 Ph.D book, Hopes and Expectations: The Origins of the Black Middle Class in Hartford, was published by SUNY Press in January of this year. It is based on her dissertation.

Beeching’s first degree, in Journalism, was earned in 1950 at the University of Missouri. Late in life she returned to academia, earning an M.A. in American Studies at Trinity College in 1996 and a Ph.D. in History at the University of Connecticut in 2010.

Jordan Bennett ’11 (CLAS)

Jordan Bennett ’11 (CLAS) will be joining The Berman Group – a marketing, public relations, and event planning firm based in New York City. As Senior Public Relations Manager, Jordan Bennett will lead the public relations and digital strategy for a portfolio of clients in commercial real estate, construction, and urban development. Prior to joining The Berman Group, Jordan was a member of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign’s rapid response communications team, and previously served as the Associate Director of Communications for the mayor of Washington, D.C., Muriel Bowser.