Author: UConn Foundation

Matthew Curtin ’03 (CLAS)

Matthew Curtin ’03 (CLAS) is excited to announce he has been promoted to shareholder at Littler, an employment and labor law practice that represents management. Curtin litigates a breadth of employment matters, including unfair competition and trade secrets, discrimination and harassment, and labor management relations.

Simone Morris ’98 MBA

Simone Morris ’98 MBA has recently published her first book Achievement Unlocked: Strategies to Set Goals and Manifest Them. The book was released in December 2017 and is available for sale on Amazon. Ms. Morris is currently the CEO of her own company Simone Morris Enterprises LLC and has recently been certified as a minority and woman business enterprise. She is excited about these credentials as they open up additional business opportunities with the federal government for her company.

Susan Kutia ’12 (ED), ’13 MA and Patrick Sawyer ’13 (CLAS)

After meeting and dating through their undergraduate years at UConn, Susan Kutia ’12 (ED), ’13 MA and Patrick Sawyer ’13 (CLAS) are engaged to be married August 4, 2018.

Leslie Imse ’89 MA

Leslie Imse ’89 MA was awarded the American Choral Director’s Association’s Choral Director of the Year, 2017-2018. Leslie is honored to selected by choral directors from across the state.

Edward Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS)

Edward Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS) announced the opening of his new practice, the Law Offices of Edward Nusbaum P.C. in Westport, Conn.

Joey Lee Miranda ’00 MBA

Joey Lee Miranda ’00 MBA is excited to announce her appointment to the New England Women in Energy & the Environment (NEWIEE) Board of Directors. New England Women in Energy & the Environment (NEWIEE) is a non-profit organization that aims to harness the passion, intelligence, and leadership experience of women to promote and encourage public interest in the energy and environmental sectors.

Thomas Parrino ’83 (CLAS)

Thomas Parrino ’83 (CLAS) announced the formation of a new law firm with partner Laura Shattuck. The Westport, Conn office focuses on sophisticated solutions to matrimonial conflicts.

Dana Balter ’03 MPA

Dana Balter ’03 MPA is excited to announce she is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in New York’s 24th Congressional District.

Ken Craft ’79 (CLAS)

Ken Craft ’79 (CLAS) has just released a second collection of poems, Lost Sherpa of Happiness (Kelsay Books). His first collection, The Indifferent World, appeared in 2016.

Michael Nichols ’05 (CLAS), ’08 JD

Michael Nichols ’05 (CLAS), ’08 JD has been named the Executive Director of the Esplanade Association. The Esplanade Association is a private nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing and enhancing the Charles River Esplanade in Boston, Mass. Previously, Michael served as Chief of Staff at the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston, Mass.