Category: Catching Up

note includes multiple accomplishments by alumnus or alumni

Susie Beam ’80 (CLAS)

Susie Beam ’80 (CLAS) recently published a book called “He’s Not My Husband” in February 2017. Beam graduated with a B.S. in Fashion Design and Retail Management and is proud to represent the University of Connecticut.

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.

Deborah Fuhr ’82 (BUS)

Deborah Fuhr ’82 (BUS), managing partner and co-founder at ETFGI LLP, an independent research and consultancy firm, will be presented with the 100 Women in Finance (100WF) 2017 European Industry Leadership Award at the organization’s annual London Gala on October 11, 2017.

Each year, 100WF identifies a woman whose professional talent, business ethics, and passion for investing help define and advance the industry’s standards of excellence.

Steve Maguire ’75 (CLAS), ’76 MA

Steve Maguire (Stephen C.) ’75 (CLAS), ’76 MA, has just released a Vietnam War novel, Mekong Meridian. Much of the story is drawn from Maguire’s experience as an Airborne-Ranger Infantry officer with the 9th Division in 1969. Available from Amazon.

Dennis C. Cavanaugh ’78 (CLAS)

Dennis C. Cavanaugh ’78 (CLAS) has accepted a fellowship with the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA.) Cavanaugh focuses his practice on construction and surety law, including transactional work and litigation. He has over 35 years of experience handling complex construction matters involving contract procurement, negotiation, financing, and commercial-related dispute resolution and litigation. Cavanaugh is a former chair of Robinson+Cole’s Construction Group and the Connecticut Bar Association’s Construction Law Section.

CLSA is an invitation-only construction lawyer honorary society with membership limited to 1,200 practicing Fellows from the United States and internationally. Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in construction law, along with ethical reputation.

Bill DeWalt ’69 (CLAS), ’76 Ph.D

Bill DeWalt ’69 (CLAS), ’76 Ph.D of Fox Chapel, Pa. was named Chair of Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and began his position in June. He was elected to the position at the April 7 meeting of the Board of Trustees. He has been a trustee since 2013. He previously served as a trustee from 2006 to 2009.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have helped protect 130 million acres worldwide.

Kathleen Natusch Martin ’83 (CLAS)

Kathleen Natusch Martin ’83 (CLAS) is Director of Analytic Decision Sciences at Santander in Boston, Mass. She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control. She recently had an article publicized in the ISACA journal, entitled “Importance of Recertification Completeness in the Control Environment”.

Dr. Alan Lipman ’84 (CLAS)

Dr. Alan Lipman ’84 (CLAS) was quoted in the Washington Post article “This is why the Alexandria shooting is so unsettling for Washington” and the Des Moines Register editorial “How Hodgkinson could win, and Americans lose” regarding the June 14, 2017 Congressional shootings.

Susie Bisulca Beam ’80 (CLAS)

Susie Bisulca Beam ’80 (CLAS), major in Fashion Design Retail Management, published her book called “He’s Not My Husband” published by Xilbris Publishing. This year she also was chosen to sing a duet at the Northampton Community College Chorus 50th year Chorus celebration.

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.