Category: CLAS

CLAS alumni included in note

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.

Richard Boch ’76 (CLAS)

Richard Boch ’76 (CLAS) is releasing is first book “The Mudd Club”, a memoir and personal history of NYC’s notorious Mudd Club. Published by Feral House, the book will be available in September 2017.

Dennis C. Cavanaugh ’78 (CLAS)

Robinson+Cole lawyer Dennis C. Cavanaugh ’78 (CLAS) has been named the Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” in Connecticut for Construction Law. Mr. Cavanaugh is a member of the firm’s Construction Group where he focuses his practice on construction and surety law, including transactional work and litigation. This is the third time he’s received the “Lawyer of the Year” designation.

Mr. Cavanaugh has over 35 years of experience handling complex construction matters involving contract procurement, negotiation, financing, and commercial-related dispute resolution and litigation. He is a former chair of Robinson+Cole’s Construction Group and the Connecticut Bar Association’s Construction Law Section. Mr. Cavanaugh is a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of construction and suretyship topics.

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer review survey in which lawyers submit more than 5.5 million confidential evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. A Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” designation is awarded to one lawyer in each of various high-profile specialties in large legal communities. These particular lawyers received the highest ratings among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

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!

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.

Marikate Murren ’89 (CLAS), ’96 MA

Marikate Murren ’89 (CLAS), ’96 MA was recently named Vice President, Human Resources at MGM Springfield which is due to open in September 2017.

Taber Small ’02 (CLAS)

Taber Small ’02 (CLAS) recently accepted the position of VP, Business Banking Relationship Manager at PNC Bank in Baltimore, Md.

Jasmine Alcantara ’95 (CLAS), ’99 MBA

Jasmine Alcantara ’95 (CLAS), ’99 MBA, owner of JLA Group, will be awarded the 2017 U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Innovation & Performance Award at the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 2017. This prestigious award recognizes women-owned small business owners who exhibit outstanding innovation and/or performance on a key contract that will significantly bolster their ability to secure future opportunities. She has also been selected to present at the Southern New England Conference-Project Management Institute 12th Annual Conference at the Connecticut Convention Center on April 24, 2017.