Category: Class Notes

Received a promotion? Married your sweetie? Work got published? Tell us about it! We want to hear how Huskies like you are changing the world.

Ariel Grossman ’10 (BUS) and Geoffrey Winkley ’11 (ENG & BUS)

Ariel Grossman ’10 (BUS) married Geoffrey Winkley ’11 (ENG & BUS) on November 3, 2018 in Baltimore, MD where they live. The wedding party was full of other UConn Huskies including Emily Kozak ’10, Ilana Eides ’11, Lyndsey Sonkin ’10, Kevin McQuade ’11, Joshua Lesse ’11, and Will Carnes ’11.

Rebecca Levine Hadfield ’11 (BUS)

Rebecca Levine ’11 (BUS) married Ross Hadfield in Newport, RI on September 23, 2018 with a number of UConn Huskies in attendance.

Alison L. Clarke, MBA ’89 (BUS)

Alison L. Clarke, MBA ’89 (BUS) of Norwalk, CT recently established ALC Health Plans, an insurance agency with an emphasis on Medicare-eligible individuals as well as health plans for individuals and small employer groups.  Ms. Clarke is a CT-based licensed insurance agent with licenses in life/health and property and casualty.  The agency is based in Norwalk, CT and works with clients throughout Connecticut.

Brendan Crouse ’11 (BUS) and Holly Sansolo ’11 (CLAS)

Brendan Crouse ’11 (BUS) and Holly Sansolo ’11 (CLAS) married in Middletown, CT on November 24th, 2018.  The couple now lives in Norwalk, CT.  Brendan works for Pepperidge Farm located in Norwalk and Hollywork for, located in Stamford. Brendan is currently pursuing his MBA at the UConn Stamford campus and is an adjunct professor teaching OPIM 3103.

James A Santoli ’65 (BUS)

James A Santoli ’65 (BUS) passed away peacefully in the comfort of his daughter’s home surrounded by his loving family. James was the manager of the UConn basketball team in 1964-1965.

Eric King ’10 JD and Amber (Doucette) King ’07 (CLAS), ’10 JD

Eric King ’10 JD & his wife Amber (Doucette) King ’07 (CLAS), ’10 JD, welcomed their son, Noah Everest King, into the world on May 7, 2018.  The couple married in 2016, lives in West Hartford, CT and are both attorneys in the greater Hartford area.

Bonnie Mack (aka Bonnie Jacob) ’55 (Neag)

Bonnie Mack (aka Bonnie Jacob) ’55 (Neag), died on October 11, 2018 at her home in Jupiter, Florida.  Bonita Ann Barnard was born in 1933 in Winsted, CT. She graduated from the University of Connecticut  with a bachelor’s degree from the Neag School of Education.  She married Walter Phelps Jacob Jr. in 1958, and had one son, Walter Phelps Jacob III.  She taught music in Pittsford, NY and after moving to Lake Wylie, SC, she taught in Gastonia, NC.  She enjoyed playing bridge, golf and tennis.  Years after her husband Walter passed away, she married William F. Mack in 1985, and eventually moved to Jupiter, FL.  She is survived by her husband “Bill”, son “Walter”, daughter-in-law “Nancy”, grandson “Walter IV”, and brother “Norm”.

Timothy Barnett ’86 (CLAS)

Timothy Barnett ’86 (CLAS) was recently promoted to full professor of English at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He has recently published “Intersectional Pedagogies of Queer Literature” in Approaches to Teaching LGBT Literature (ads. William Banks and John Pruitt), and he has helped form a BA program at Illinois’ Stateville Prison through his work with NEIU and Chicago’s Prison+Neighborhood Arts Project.

Cassandra Fiorenza ‘12 (Fine Arts)

Cassandra Fiorenza ‘12 (Fine Arts) recently launched a company called Collective 131, an online art gallery exclusively features emerging female artists. Cassandra is also busy planning her wedding at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston for June 2019.

Zachary Binkowski ’09 (PHARM) ’11 PharmD (PHARM) ’17 MA

Zachary Binkowski ’09 (PHARM) ’11 PharmD (PHARM) ’17 MA was recently named Employee of the Year 2018 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Dr. Binkowski is the Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the Medical Center and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the UCONN School of Pharmacy. Through affiliation with the Medical Center he is also an Assistant Professor at Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine where his teaching focuses on various aspects of pharmacotherapy.