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Ed Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS)

Ed Nusbaum '70 (CLAS) a Westport-based family law attorney, was recently selected a member of the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for 2017.

Pamela Hackbart-Dean ’87 MA

Pamela Hackbart-Dean '87 MA, director of the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will be inducted as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) during a ceremony at the SAA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, July 23–29. The distinction of Fellow is the highest honor bestowed on individuals by SAA and is awarded for outstanding contributions to the archives profession. Hackbart-Dean, who earned her master's degree in history and archival management at the University of Connecticut, has distinguished herself as a thoughtful leader. Her nominators describe her as a "skilled teacher" and someone for whom "to be a professional archivist is to be active—to publish, to present, to serve, to mentor, to collaborate, to learn, and to question."

Stefanie (Pratola) Ferreri ’97 (PHR)

Stefanie (Pratola) Ferreri '97 (PHR), was recently promoted to Clinical Professor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, NC. She is also the current president of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists and recently received the National Community Pharmacists Association Leadership Award. She lives in Durham, N.C. with her husband, Eric Ferreri '95 (CLAS), and their 9-year-old twins.

Steven R. Jenkins, C.P.A. ’99 J.D., ’12 MBA, ’15 LL.M

Steven R. Jenkins, C.P.A. '99 J.D., '12 MBA, '15 LL.M has been appointed as a Trustee to the Connecticut Laborers’ Pension, Health, and Annuity Funds. Steve is General Counsel and Compliance Director for regional construction firm Manafort Brothers Incorporated headquartered in Plainville, Conn.

Roland Boucher ’54 (ENG)

Roland Boucher '54 (ENG) is still an active private pilot (bought his first plane in '52 as a sophomore) and a volunteer instructor at a local Engineering charter high school. One of his hobbies is the study of ancient civilizations and he recently published an article on the use of the pendulum in the creation of a number of measurement standards of the ancient world.

William Rice ’94 (ENG)

William Rice '94 (ENG) has been appointed Assistant Executive Director for Schools and Curriculum at Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES), a regional educational service center in New Haven, Conn. Before joining ACES, Mr. Rice was the Director of Mathematics for the Hartford Public Schools. He is certified in both Mathematics and Chemistry.

Richard Boch ’76 (CLAS)

Richard Boch '76 (CLAS) is releasing is first book "The Mudd Club", a memoir and personal history of NYC's notorious Mudd Club. Published by Feral House, the book will be available in September 2017.

Dennis C. Cavanaugh ’78 (CLAS)

Robinson+Cole lawyer Dennis C. Cavanaugh '78 (CLAS) has been named the Best Lawyers® 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" in Connecticut for Construction Law. Mr. Cavanaugh is a member of the firm's Construction Group where he focuses his practice on construction and surety law, including transactional work and litigation. This is the third time he's received the "Lawyer of the Year" designation. Mr. Cavanaugh has over 35 years of experience handling complex construction matters involving contract procurement, negotiation, financing, and commercial-related dispute resolution and litigation. He is a former chair of Robinson+Cole’s Construction Group and the Connecticut Bar Association’s Construction Law Section. Mr. Cavanaugh is a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of construction and suretyship topics. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer review survey in which lawyers submit more than 5.5 million confidential evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. A Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” designation is awarded to one lawyer in each of various high-profile specialties in large legal communities. These particular lawyers received the highest ratings among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Kerry (Coffey) Welton ’10 (CLAS) and Jeffrey Welton ’08 (BUS)

Kerry (Coffey) Welton '10 (CLAS) and Jeffrey Welton '08 (BUS) are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Dina, on March 18, 2017. Born a husky fan!