Colleen Margaret Satterlee ’03 (NUR)
Colleen Margaret Satterlee passed away on December 12, 2018. Colleen earned her BSN at UConn went on to become a a Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology nurse. This was more than a career for Colleen, but a life-long calling to work with young children who were ill and battling diseases.
William Edward Smart, Jr. ’60 (CLAS)
William Edward Smart, Jr. of Amalgamated Housing Cooperative in The Bronx, and formerly of Amherst, Virginia, died Saturday, February 9 at Montefiore Hospital. Bill was a well-respected poet and essayist, noted professor of Creative Writing and English Literature at Sweet Briar College, long-time director of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a founding member of Res Artis and Res Artis America, key advocates for artists colonies on an international and national basis.
Thomas Welsh ’75 (BS, CLAS) ’80 (JD)
Thomas Welsh ’75 (BS, CLAS) ’80 (JD) has been appointed as the General Counsel of Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Americas, Inc. (“NSBA”), effective as of January 1, 2019. NSBA is a trading company dealing with ferrous & non-ferrous metals, food & machinery & equipment with headquarters office in Chicago & with offices in Pittsburgh, Houston, Los Angeles area & Mexico City, Mexico & has joint ventures & facilities throughout the United States & Mexico.
Dr. Derek McFerran ’06 (PharmD)
Dr. Derek McFerran ’06 (PharmD) was honored with the 2018 President’s Circle Award by Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) in Boston, MA for his significant contributions to the organization’s pharmacy and clinical programs. Derek currently serves as the organization’s Director of Pharmacy, where his work has developed and shaped clinical pharmacy team roles and patient impact, helped increase patient care quality while closing gaps in care, and forged productive, cost-effective vendor or provider relationships. The award, which is the organization’s highest employee honor, was presented by CCA’s president and CEO at a luncheon ceremony in January.