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Theresa M. Werick PhD ’95 (CLAS)

Theresa M. Werick PhD ’95 (CLAS) of Buffalo, NY passed away on September 7, 2018. Theresa was born on March 22nd, 1950 to Ralph and Esther Werick (née Treanor) (deceased) and is survived by her five siblings Margaret Ackley,  Mary  Werick, William Werick, Katherine Werick, and Joanne Werick.

Terry attended high school at Holy Angels Academy, graduating in 1968. She graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1985 where she studied Psychology and Sociology and, in 1995, earned her PhD in Biobehavioral Genetics from the University of Connecticut with an emphasis on Schizophrenia research. Subsequently, Terry worked for several pharmaceutical companies conducting clinical research trials in order to further the research, understanding and treatment of various illnesses – a calling for which she had great passion. She accomplished all this and more while raising her three children, often as a single mother.

Matt Pavia ‘09 (NEAG)

Matt Pavia ‘09 (NEAG), and his father Tony, have written a book about the experiences and sacrifices of the residents of one American city, Stamford, CT, in the Vietnam War. “An American Town and the Vietnam War,” published by McFarland & Company, will be released in Fall 2018.

Matt Pavia teaches American Studies and English at Darien High School in Darien, CT. Tony Pavia is a retired history teacher and high school principal.

Theresa Mayer-Benfer ’83 (BUS)

Theresa Mayer-Benfer ’83 (BUS) recently opened a craft brewery, Raritan Bay Brewing, in Keansburg, NJ with her three sons.

A Trailblazer For Women’s Philanthropy

Christine Lodewick ’67 MA , a pioneering member of UConn’s Women and Philanthropy network, looks back on the emergence of women as philanthropist leaders. Read Full Story

Michael F. Maglio ’79 (CLAS)

Michael F. Maglio ’79 (CLAS) has each been named the Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in Hartford, Connecticut in the area of Banking and Finance Law. His practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial and corporate finance, asset-based lending, and other secured and unsecured lending. Mr. Maglio is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Finance Group.

George E. Deane ’54 ’59 (CLAS)

George E. Deane of St. Augustine, Florida passed away on August 9th, 2018. The son of the late George P. and Nellie (Shaw) Deane, he was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, and attended secondary school in Middleboro, Massachusetts. He graduated Cum Laude from Brown University, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the Society of Sigma Xi. After receiving his MS degree from the University of Connecticut he served in the US Army where he was assigned to the Human Research Unit of the Continental Army Command at Fort Ord, California. Upon being discharged from the Army, he returned to the University of Connecticut where he received his PhD in Experimental Psychology. The major portion of his professional career was spent at the State University of New York where he was a Professor of Psychology and also served as Chairman of the Department and Director of Graduate Studies. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Doris, daughter of the late Perry and Isabel Eaton of Wollaston, Massachusetts; daughter, Donna of Jacksonville, Florida; sons, Douglas of Charlotte, North Carolina, and David (Elizabeth) of Boise, Idaho; grandson, Jason; and great-grandsons, Elijah, Ian, Kaden, & Rowan.

Stephanie Page ’11 (CLAS)

Stephanie Page ’11 (CLAS) was married on August 12, 2018 to James Cormier at Misselwood in Beverly MA. Stephanie and James have known each other since middle school and dated through high school.  After each went to off college they went their separate ways before reconnecting in 2015. Sarah Greenburg (Bannon) ’11 and Katherine Harlow ‘11 who were roommates of Stephanie while at UConn were part of the bridal party. Their friendship developed while in college has continued strong to this day.


Matthew Greene ’89 (BUS)

Matthew E. Greene, CLU, ChFC, CFP has been honored as one of the top financial advisors in the country by Northwestern Mutual.  This is the fifth time that he has received this honor.

Colleen Murphy Davis ’79 (CLAS)

Colleen Murphy Davis ’79 recently retired as an Assistant United States Attorney after serving almost twenty-four years with the United States Department of Justice. Colleen began her career in 1987 as a criminal prosecutor with the Travis County Attorney’s Office in Austin, Texas, later accepting a position as an Assistant District Attorney with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office in Dallas, Texas. In 1995 she accepted a position as an Assistant United States Attorney in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2000 she transferred to Tampa, Florida where she worked until her retirement in June, 2018. During the course of her career Colleen prosecuted violent crimes, child exploitation offenses, drug offenses, and white collar crimes.

Paul A. Larson ’82 MD

Paul A. Larson ’82 MD began a one year term as President of the Board of Trustees of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in August 2018.  In April 2018, he received the Wisconsin Radiological Society Flaherty Award for lifetime achievement.