Category: Neag

Neag school of education included in note

Dr. Robert Nicoletti ’66 MA, ’68 6th Year

Dr. Robert Nicoletti ’66 MA, ’68 6th Year reports that his book, Parenthood a Life Sentence? A Journey from Womb to Tomb, was released by Outskirts Press. Dr. Nicoletti is a retired Connecticut Superintendent of Schools and is currently on the faculty in the Graduate School of Education at Quinnipiac University.

Chris Gedney, ’81 (ED)

Chris Gedney, ’81 (ED) has been hired by Arizona State University (ASU) after receiving her Ph.D in Social Work from the University of Utah in May 2017. Chris was the first UConn women’s basketball scholarship athlete. A retired Air Force Lt Colonel, her dissertation, the first randomized controlled trial of a military sexual assault intervention, revealed large shortfalls and significant areas for improvement. She presented her findings to several members of Congress and is currently developing curriculum for a military social work concentration at ASU.

Robert Kanehl ’81 (CLAS), ’09 (ED)

Robert Kanehl ’81 (CLAS), ’09 (ED) wishes to announce that his sixth young adult book Guiding Spirit has been released by Cambridge Books. Mr. Kanehl writes historical based mysteries and paranormal books for the middle school level reader. This book joins Murder in the Newsroom; Haunted Past; Hannah’s Ghost; Lost Spirit and Facing the Fire.

Jennifer (Royal) Whelan ’95 (ED)

Jennifer (Royal) Whelan ’95 (ED) was selected to umpire the NCAA D2 National Championships for Women’s Lacrosse in Denver, Colorado on May 21, 2016.

Krista (Forte) Tarasovic ’08 (ED), ’09 MA and Nicholas Tarasovic ’06 (CLAS)

Krista (Forte) Tarasovic ’08 (ED), ’09 MA and Nicholas Tarasovic ’06 (CLAS) are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Joseph, born July 2016. Nicholas joins big sister Ava.

Lisa C. Taylor ’79 (CLAS), ’81 MA

Lisa C. Taylor ’79 (CLAS), ’81 MA has a debut collection of short fiction Growing a New Tail (Arlen House/Syracuse University Press, 2015) going into a second printing. Lisa has four published collections of poetry and her fiction and poetry have been widely published in literary magazines and journals. .” Lisa lives with her husband, Russ Taylor ’80 (CLAS) in Mansfield and she teaches at Nichols College in Dudley, MA. www.lisactaylor.com

Lisa (D’Amadio) Cropper ’85 (Neag)

Lisa (D’Amadio) Cropper ’85 (Neag) played as a member of the US Master Field Hockey team in the Masters World Cup in Australia. Cropper and her teammates received a historic bronze medal, a first for any US Masters team.

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.

Devon (Martin) Tiani ’07 (NEAG) and Timothy Tiani ’07 (BUS)

Devon (Martin) Tiani ’07 (NEAG) and Timothy Tiani ’07 (BUS) are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Taylor Elizabeth. She was born May 2, 2015.

Michael Bogatz ’08 (BUS) and Sapora Turenshine ’08 (CLAS)

Michael Bogatz ’08 (BUS) whose last name was Connerty when he graduated, and Sapora Turenshine ’08 (CLAS) were married on Oct. 11, 2015 in Brookfield, Conn. In attendance were Debbie Bogatz ’74 (NEAG), mother of the groom; Rabbi Dana Bogatz ’84 (CAHNR), wedding officiant and cousin of the groom; Dr. Jay Sher ’72 (CLAS), uncle of the bride, and many friends from UConn.