Category: 1960s

note includes graduate from the 1960s

John Surowiecki ’66 (CLAS), ’76 MA

After twelve authoring twelve books of poetry, John Surowiecki ’66 (CLAS), ’76 MA has published his first novel, Pie Man. The novel, which takes place in a working-class neighborhood in a small city in central Connecticut, was awarded the Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel. The publisher is the Southeast Missouri State University Press.

Dr. Steven Stack ’69 (CLAS), ’70 MA, ’73 MA, ’76 Ph.D

Dr. Steven Stack ’69 (CLAS), ’70 MA, ’73 MA, ’76 Ph.D received the Stengel Award for outstanding research on suicide. The award is given by the International Association for Suicide Prevention since 1977. Stack is the first sociologist to receive this award, the world’s most prestigious research award in the field of suicide studies.

Bill DeWalt ’69 (CLAS), ’76 Ph.D

Bill DeWalt ’69 (CLAS), ’76 Ph.D of Fox Chapel, Pa. was named Chair of Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and began his position in June. He was elected to the position at the April 7 meeting of the Board of Trustees. He has been a trustee since 2013. He previously served as a trustee from 2006 to 2009.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have helped protect 130 million acres worldwide.

David Salsburg ’67 Ph.D

David Salsburg ’67 Ph.D has released a new book “Errors, Blunders, and Lies: How to Tell the Difference” and is the first in a planned series on statistical reasoning in science and society sponsored by the American Statistical Association. Consisting of short chapters describing specific uses of statistical models in fields as diverse as law, economics, history, Biblical studies, and wartime espionage, “Errors, Blunders, and Lies” assumes the reader has, at most, one year of high school algebra.
Previously a statistician at Pfizer, Inc., Salsburg has taught at a number of institutions including UConn, University of Pennsylvania, Connecticut College, Harvard, and Yale.

Joan (Vol Janin) Destino ’66 (ED)

Joan (Vol Janin) Destino ’66 (ED) recently published a novel about Las Vegas in the 90’s with a back story about post World War II Germany entitled RIVER CARD, available on Amazon. She and her husband David Destino ’66 (BUS), a retired partner of the Baker Hostetler law firm, live in Las Vegas.

Dr. Robert Nicoletti ’66 MA, ’68 6th Year

Dr. Robert Nicoletti ’66 MA, ’68 6th Year reports that his book, Parenthood a Life Sentence? A Journey from Womb to Tomb, was released by Outskirts Press. Dr. Nicoletti is a retired Connecticut Superintendent of Schools and is currently on the faculty in the Graduate School of Education at Quinnipiac University.

Carol Milardo Floriani ’68 (NUR)

Carol Milardo Floriani ’68 (NUR) is currently “retired” in Easley, S.C. but continues to work as a hospice nurse visiting patients in their homes upstate. Previously she was a nursing educator and a manager of hospices and home health services in California. She is ever grateful to Dean Widmer and Jo Henderson for her great UConn education.

Sherrie Stratton Willows ’63 (NUR)

Sherrie Stratton Willows ’63 (NUR), of Manchester, Wash., passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Sherrie began her professional career as a registered Nurse and worked in hospitals and clinics before opening her massage business “The Healing Touch” in Friday Harbor in 1974. She is remembered fondly as an adventurer, a lover of music and theatre, and a mentor. She is survived by her three children, three siblings, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.