Category: Weddings and Anniversaries

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.

Elyssa (Shildneck) Kelly ’11 (CLAS) and Brian Kelly ’10 (CAHNR), ’13 DPT

Elyssa (Shildneck) Kelly ’11 (CLAS) and Brian Kelly ’10 (CAHNR), ’13 DPT, were married on September 6, 2016 at the New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven, Connecticut. Abby Magro ’10 (ENG), Bryant Oliveria ’10 (CAHNR), Laura Vargo ’11 (CLAS), Megan Kelly ’05 (NEAG), Michael Kelly ’07 (CLAS), ’12 DMD, Jeff Ruth ’10 (CAHNR) were all members of the bridal party.