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Dr. Alan J. Lipman ’84 (CLAS)

Dr. Alan J. Lipman '84 (CLAS) was quoted in the October 9, 2017 New York Times story "Coming to Terms With Mass Murder" on the Las Vegas mass shootings. Dr. Alan J. Lipman was also interviewed by BBC News on October 3, 2017 on the causes and consequences of the Las Vegas mass shootings.

Pamela Sardo, Pharm.D ’81 (PHR)

Pam Sardo, Pharm.D '81 (PHR) currently employed as Senior Health Outcomes Liaison with Avanir Pharmaceuticals, volunteered after hurricane Harvey as a dispensing pharmacist in the NRG Center in Houston where 3000 displaced Texans were living. The make-shift pharmacy was staffed 24 hours a day and was stocked with donated medications mostly supplied from independent pharmacies. Emergency triage setting with volunteer physicians, nurses and pharmacists were providing patient care to address many acute care needs. Extremely rewarding experience.

Michael Horyczun ’81 (CLAS)

Michael Horyczun '81 (CLAS) has been named Director of Communications for New Canaan Public Schools in New Canaan, Conn. In this position, he is responsible for developing and implementing the communication plan for the Board of Education and administration in one of the nation's leading K-12 public school districts.

Stephanie C. Fox ’99 JD

Stephanie C. Fox '99 JD has published 12 books under her imprint of QueenBeeEdit, through her editing and publishing service (see The work includes: a 3-novel dystopian series on human overpopulation and ecosystems collapse entitled Nae-Née; 2 allegorical studies, which look at the economic meltdown of 2008 in The Book of Thieves, and another on the legal, scientific, and political challenges surrounding honeybee colony collapse disorder in The Bear Guarding the Beehive; travelogues about Kuwait and Hawaiʻi; short stories, and, most recently, a children's book about a cat in war-torn Kuwait who saved a group of soldiers from a bomb, entitled Scheherazade Cat – T\he Story of a War Hero.

Heidi (Forrest) Henaire ’02 MSW and Kristopher Henaire ’03 (CLAS), ’16 MBA

Heidi (Forrest) Henaire '02 MSW and Kristopher Henaire '03 (CLAS), '16 MBA announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Grace. She joins two year old brother Colton. Heidi works for the State of Connecticut as an Education Consultant and Coordinator for Deaf Services and Kris is Director of College Counseling at Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury.

Renee (Christopher) Deemy ’04 (CLAS) and Gregory Deemy ’04 (CLAS)

Renee (Christopher) Deemy '04 (CLAS) and Gregory Deemy '04 (CLAS) are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Riley Kate, on January 30, 2017. Riley joins her big brother, Tyler, as a big fan of Husky basketball. Mom & dad hope they will both become future Husky's!

John Surowiecki ’66 (CLAS), ’76 MA

After twelve authoring twelve books of poetry, John Surowiecki '66 (CLAS), '76 MA has published his first novel, Pie Man. The novel, which takes place in a working-class neighborhood in a small city in central Connecticut, was awarded the Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel. The publisher is the Southeast Missouri State University Press.

Shana (Morales) Shea ’10 (CLAS) and Kenneth Shea ’12 (CLAS), ’15 JD

Shana (Morales) Shea '10 (CLAS) and Kenneth Shea '12 (CLAS), '15 JD were married August 26, 2017 in Waterbury, Conn. Their officiant was Patrick Whalen '11 (CLAS).

Phillip Champagne ’06 (CAHNR) and Krystal (Hawks) Champagne ’06 (CLAS)

Phillip Champagne '06 (CAHNR) and Krystal (Hawks) Champagne '06 (CLAS) welcomed their first child on July 22, 2017. Julian Phillippe Champagne weighed 7 lbs, 12 oz and measured 19 3/4" long. The family resides in North Branford, Conn.

Lauren Bucknam ’10 (CLAS) and Conor Gereg

On July 15, 2017 Lauren Bucknam '10 (CLAS) and Conor Gereg celebrated their wedding day with fellow UConn grads: Emily Demasi, Jenny Hall, Julie Maas, Matthew Santacroce, Kristin Geissler, Kimberly Gentile, Alyse Lofman, Lauren Kandel, Jasmine Van Wattum.