Category: Education

note includes an educational achievement such as graduation or acceptance into a program of study.

Leighangela (Byer) Brady, Ed.D. ’94 (ED), ’95 MA

Leighangela (Byer) Brady, Ed.D. ’94 (ED), ’95 MA graduate of Neag School of Education was selected as Superintendent of National School District in San Diego, Calif. beginning the 2016-17 school year.

Jennifer Rogers ’93 MA

Jennifer Rogers ’93 MA was promoted to Associate Director, Employer Relations at the University of St. Thomas (MN) Career Development Center.

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.

Kathleen (Szewczyk) Kenney ’93 (ED)

Kathleen (Szewczyk) Kenney ’93 (ED) received the 2016 Pennsylvania State Association of Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance Professional Honor Award. This award recognizes professionals who demonstrate leadership and dedication to PSAHPERD organization. She has been actively involved with this professional organization since 2009 and last year was President of the Southeastern district.

Samantha D’Angelo ’12 (ED), ’12 (SFA)

Samantha D’Angelo ’12 (ED), ’12 (SFA) of Putnam, Conn. is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Sacred Heart University in Griswold, Conn. D’Angelo was recently the recipient of the Freeman Graduate School Award through The Rectory School in Pomfret, Conn. where she is currently the Director of Instrumental Music. She is happy to announce her engagement to System Administrator Alexander Wiegel, whom she met in September of 2015 working at the Rectory School. The two are currently planning a July 2017 wedding in Dennis, Mass.

Carlos J. Rodrigues ’95 (BUS)

Carlos J. Rodrigues ’95 (BUS), Co-founder, COO & CFO of the hedge fund firm Tourmalet Advisors, L.P., graduated from the MIT Sloan School of Management with an MBA. Additionally, Carlos currently serves on the UConn Investment Advisory Board – Student Managed Fund.

Lynn (Skene) Johnson ’79 (NEAG)

Lynn (Skene) Johnson ’79 (NEAG), who is director of the state of Connecticut Birth to Three System (early childhood intervention), has received her Doctor of Education Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the University of Hartford.

Dr. Peter Oettgen ’87 MED

Dr. Peter Oettgen ’87 MED was recently named EBSCO Health DynaMed editor-in-chief. DynaMed is a clinical reference tool designed to provide health care providers with latest information from the experts in a concise format.

Matthew Allen ’08 (CLAS)

Matthew Allen ’08 (CLAS) received a master of arts in geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo and has accepted a position as an urban planner for the town of Groton, Conn.