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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.

John O’Hara ’97 MBA

John O'Hara '97 MBA has joined ProHealth Physicians in Farmington, Conn. as a Finance Director. Previously, was the Director Medicaid Financial and Business Performance at Tufts Health Plan in Watertown, Mass.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shawn Mangar ’04 (CLAS)

Shawn Mangar '04 (CLAS) , former special education teacher, founded the award-winning Baychester Middle School in the Bronx, his hometown, in New York City, N.Y. Baychester Middle was featured in a number of television shows, teaching magazines, and other publications for its success for both students and teachers.