Category: Weddings and Anniversaries

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.

Nicole Lavoie ’12 (ENG) and Jordan Smith ’12 (ENG)

Nicole Lavoie ’12 (ENG) and Jordan Smith ’12 (ENG) were married on June 4, 2017 in Bolton, Conn. surrounded by friends, family, and many fellow UConn alumni from 2007-2014.

Brien Buckman ’12 (CLAS) and Alicia (Kruzansky) Buckman ’12 (CLAS)

Brien Buckman ’12 (CLAS) and Alicia (Kruzansky) Buckman ’12 (CLAS) married November 20, 2016 in West Hartford, Conn. They are now residing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Eric Patros ’10 (CLAS) and Linda (Van) Patros ’12 (CLAS)

Eric Patros ’10 (CLAS) and Linda (Van) Patros ’12 (CLAS), UConn sweethearts, were married in Prospect, Conn. on July 16, 2016 surrounded by 3 generations of proud UConn alumni.

Ron Ciak ’11 (CLAS, ENG) and Collyn Seeger ’08 (CLAS), ’09 MS

Ron Ciak ’11 (CLAS, ENG) and Collyn Seeger ’08 (CLAS), ’09 MS were married on Sunday, October 16, 2016 in Groton, Conn. at the Branford House on the UConn Avery Point Campus.

Jill (Curtis) Heslin ’04 (CLAS) and Kevin Heslin ’05 (CLAS)

Jill (Curtis) Heslin ’04 (CLAS) and Kevin Heslin ’05 (CLAS) welcomed their first son, Brian Curtis Heslin, on October 25, 2016. Jill and Kevin were married in 2009.

Nicole Blake ’98 MFA and Mark Adams ’98 MFA

Nicole Blake ’98 MFA and Mark Adams ’98 MFA are engaged. The couple, who has now been together for over twenty years, met as grad students, having been cast romantically opposite each other in their first show, The Three Musketeers. The epic proposal was an all-day affair which involved the help of 43 “elves” at Disney World and Four Seasons Orlando. It ended in a rebel bunker at the Hollywood Studios Launch Bay with a celebratory wookie victory cheer from Chewbacca after she said yes. The couple resides in Edgewater, NJ.

Kate (Moran) Connolly ’03 (CAHNR)

Kate (Moran) Connolly ’03 (CAHNR) received her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Philadelphia University in 2010. Connolly is now employed at the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital and was named the 2016 Employee of the Year.

Kate and Daryl Connolly, MD, were married on August 31, 2013 and welcomed their daughter Clare Connolly on August 27, 2016.