Category: Catching Up

note includes multiple accomplishments by alumnus or alumni

Pamela Hackbart-Dean ’87 MA

Pamela Hackbart-Dean ’87 MA, director of the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will be inducted as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) during a ceremony at the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, July 23–29. The distinction of Fellow is the highest honor bestowed on individuals by SAA and is awarded for outstanding contributions to the archives profession.

Hackbart-Dean, who earned her master’s degree in history and archival management at the University of Connecticut, has distinguished herself as a thoughtful leader. Her nominators describe her as a “skilled teacher” and someone for whom “to be a professional archivist is to be active—to publish, to present, to serve, to mentor, to collaborate, to learn, and to question.”

Stefanie (Pratola) Ferreri ’97 (PHR)

Stefanie (Pratola) Ferreri ’97 (PHR), was recently promoted to Clinical Professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, NC. She is also the current president of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists and recently received the National Community Pharmacists Association Leadership Award. She lives in Durham, N.C. with her husband, Eric Ferreri ’95 (CLAS), and their 9-year-old twins.

Roland Boucher ’54 (ENG)

Roland Boucher ’54 (ENG) is still an active private pilot (bought his first plane in ’52 as a sophomore) and a volunteer instructor at a local Engineering charter high school. One of his hobbies is the study of ancient civilizations and he recently published an article on the use of the pendulum in the creation of a number of measurement standards of the ancient world.

William Rice ’94 (ENG)

William Rice ’94 (ENG) has been appointed Assistant Executive Director for Schools and Curriculum at Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES), a regional educational service center in New Haven, Conn. Before joining ACES, Mr. Rice was the Director of Mathematics for the Hartford Public Schools. He is certified in both Mathematics and Chemistry.

David Salsburg ’67 Ph.D

David Salsburg ’67 Ph.D has released a new book “Errors, Blunders, and Lies: How to Tell the Difference” and is the first in a planned series on statistical reasoning in science and society sponsored by the American Statistical Association. Consisting of short chapters describing specific uses of statistical models in fields as diverse as law, economics, history, Biblical studies, and wartime espionage, “Errors, Blunders, and Lies” assumes the reader has, at most, one year of high school algebra.
Previously a statistician at Pfizer, Inc., Salsburg has taught at a number of institutions including UConn, University of Pennsylvania, Connecticut College, Harvard, and Yale.

Ed Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS)

Ed Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS), has been selected an America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement member for Connecticut. Nusbaum, a well-respected negotiator and litigator with a keen understanding of financial and business matters, is a principal and co-founder of Nusbaum & Parrino P.C., a boutique family law firm based in Westport, Conn.

Joan (Vol Janin) Destino ’66 (ED)

Joan (Vol Janin) Destino ’66 (ED) recently published a novel about Las Vegas in the 90’s with a back story about post World War II Germany entitled RIVER CARD, available on Amazon. She and her husband David Destino ’66 (BUS), a retired partner of the Baker Hostetler law firm, live in Las Vegas.

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.