Category: 2010s

note includes graduate from the 2010s

Tim Stobierski, ’11 (CLAS)

Tim Stobierski, ’11 (CLAS) recently launched SudentDebtWarriors.com, 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.

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.

Cynthia Harakaly ’12 MA and Shane Gibson ’12 MS

Cynthia Harakaly ’12 MA and Shane Gibson ’12 MS were married April 14, 2017 in Sedona, Ariz. They met at UConn in 2011 and moved to Arizona in 2013. Cynthia is a high school counselor at Mingus Union High School and Shane is a professor of mathematics at Yavapai College.

Christie D. Jean ’11 (CLAS), ’14 JD

Christie D. Jean ’11 (CLAS), ’14 JD has been elected to the Board of Directors for the The Artists Collective, a multi-arts and cultural organization serving the Greater Hartford, Conn. region. The Artists Collective works to safeguard and maintain the arts and culture of the African diaspora and to expose children to a nontraditional arts education by promoting social skills training, school success, and community responsibility.

Elise (Nickerson) Marzik ’10 (CLAS) and James Marzik ’10 (ENG)

Elise (Nickerson) Marzik ’10 (CLAS) and James Marzik ’10 (ENG) are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Charles Vincent, born on September 22, 2016. Elise and James were married on April 11, 2015.

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.