Category: 1970s

note includes graduate from the 1970s

Ed Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS)

Ed Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS) has been recognized by his peers as one of 2019’s Best Lawyers in America.  This marks 25 consecutive years Nusbaum has achieved this recognition.  The Westport-based attorney has been practicing family law for more than 35 years.

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.

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.

Bobbie Ann Mason ’72 Ph.D, ’02H

Bobbie Ann Mason ’72 Ph.D, ’02H recently published a new book “Patchwork: A Bobbie Ann Mason Reader”.

Stewart Levine DMD ’70 (CLAS)

Stewart Levine ’70 (CLAS) attended UConn on wrestling scholarship, was a varsity wrestler, and has been inducted into (EPHOF) Elmwood Park Hall of Fame (Elmwood Park formerly East Paterson, N.J.) in 2012. He has been a wrestling official in both N.J. and Fla. Residing in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. and P/T in Colts Neck, N.J.

Joe Wocoski ’73 (CLAS)

Joe Wocoski ’73 (CLAS) recently published his first novel, “Andy Anders and the Rebel Spies” under the pen name “Allen Alright”. “Andy Anders and the Rebel Spies” is a teen & young adult civil war novel set at the start of the civil war in 1861, in the fictional town of Mercyville, Connecticut.

Tom Vaughan ’79 (CLAS)

Tom Vaughan ’79 (CLAS) was elected as National President of UNICO National, the largest Italian American service organization in the country. UNICO National raises and donates about $5,000,000 dollars a year for local and national charities and scholarships. UNICO’s 5000 plus volunteer members in 110 local chapters also work to preserve Italian American heritage. Tom has served on the UNICO National Executive Committee for eight years and has been leading the organization since it’s national convention in Scottsdale in July 2017.

Gloria Berry ’79 6th Year

Gloria Berry ’79 6th Year, of Windsor Locks, Conn., and a former Hartford Public Schools teacher, has teamed with Createspace-Amazon to publish a combination book and journal entitled, CROSSROADS – The Discovery Journal: Reflecting and Reaching Out. Although the publication targets late teens and young adults in the area of enhancing decision-making skills, it also has something to offer others beyond those stages.

Barbara Entman Synnott ’76 (CLAS)

Barbara Entman Synnott ’76 (CLAS) has been honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. This is the highest honor from Marquis Who’s Who in America. While a student at the Storrs campus, Barbara served as Publicity Director and radio producer at WHUS-FM. She was also in Photopool. Upon graduating, Barbara became a professional radio broadcaster, a career that lasted nearly twenty years. Barbara is currently a customer service professional at PSEG Long Island.

Tom Vaughan ’79 (CLAS)

Tom Vaughan ’79 (CLAS) was elected as National President of UNICO National, the largest Italian American service organization in the country. UNICO National raises and donates about $5,000,000 dollars a year for local and national charities and scholarships. UNICO’s 5000 plus volunteer members in 110 local chapters also work to preserve Italian American heritage. Tom has served on the UNICO National Executive Committee for eight years and has been leading the organization since it’s national convention in Scottsdale in July 2017.