Category: 1970s

note includes graduate from the 1970s

Dan M. Blumenthal ’78 (CLAS)

Dan M. Blumenthal ’78 (CLAS) has joined the law firm of Wenig Saltiel, LLP, Brooklyn, N.Y. as Special Counsel, where he concentrates in the area of general real estate and landlord/tenant litigation including mortgage and condominium lien foreclosure at both the trial and appellate level, as well as negotiating commercial leases. In addition, since 2014, Dan authors the expert Practice Commentaries for Thomson Reuters’ ‘McKinney’s Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated’ Volumes 49 (Real Property Law) and 49½ (Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law).

Sherwood J. (Woody) Anderson ’70 (CLAS)

Sherwood J. (Woody) Anderson ’70 (CLAS) recently was inducted into the Berlin (CT) High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He set school records in the mile (4:49.7) and two mile (10:14), won several cross country meets and was among the first in school history to qualify for state meets. He was a member of the UConn cross country team in 1966 and later became sports editor of the Connecticut Daily Campus. He won many awards for coverage of high school sports for The Hartford Courant.

Magdalena B. Reyna ’72 (CLAS), ’82 JD

Magdalena B. Reyna ’72 (CLAS), ’82 JD is honored to announce her induction into the Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame. The Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame (IHHF) celebrates diverse ethnic heritage by honoring individuals and institutions, who exemplify the best of their immigrant heritage and have made outstanding contributions to the cultural, economic, and civic development of the state of Connecticut.

Rich Walcoff ’74 (CLAS)

Rich Walcoff ’74 (CLAS) is proud to announce his induction into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2017 in September. Walcoff started his sportscasting career at WHUS-FM as the radio voice of UConn football, basketball, and baseball from 1971-1974 and was a member of the UConn varsity soccer team in 1971. He was the Sports Director for KGO Radio, San Francisco for 32 years…including 22 years hosting 49ers Pre and Postgame talk shows. He was also the first ever radio sideline reporter for a Super Bowl (SB XXIX) in Miami, January 2015. Walcoff’s experience also includes: Oakland Raiders pre and Postgame talk show host 2005-2009, Play-by-Play voice of University of California (Berkeley) Basketball 1980’s and early 90’s, and Color Analyst Cal Football, 1992-1994. The father of two adult sons, Walcoff recently retired and is living with his wife Christina of 32 years in Petaluma, Calif.

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.

Mary MacIlvain ’73 (CLAS), ’75 MS

Mary MacIlvain ’73 (CLAS), ’75 MS joins Hoffmann Architects, an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, as Marketing Coordinator, based in the firm’s Hamden, Connecticut headquarters. With more than ten years’ experience marketing professional services, she excels at collaborating with technical and business development staff to develop proposal and qualification packages that address prospective client needs and demonstrate the firm’s capabilities in clear, concise terms. Her proficiency in a wide range of design and information management software programs, along with her capacity for supporting staff and clients in achieving successful project outcomes, enables MacIlvain to coordinate the efforts of a busy marketing and business development department. She lives in East Hampton, Connecticut.

Edward Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS)

Edward Nusbaum ’70 (CLAS), co-founder and principal of Westport-based family law firm Nusbaum & Parrino P.C., was selected by his peers for inclusion on the 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America, a distinction he has earned for 23 consecutive years.

Frank Cappabianca ’74 (BUS)

Frank Cappabianca ’74 (BUS) retired after 21 years in the Paint, Body & Equipment business in 2011 by selling his business to an Albany, N.Y.-based competitor. This freed him up to devote more time to manage his and his spouse’s rental properties and serving on not-for-profit boards of the Seagle Music Colony (Schroon Lake, N.Y.), Charles R. Wood Theater (Glens Falls, N.Y.) and the Friends Lake Association (Chestertown, N.Y.). Lately he’s also had his hands full assisting his son with a start-up business, THE HUB, an athlete and family friendly complex including a bicycle repair shop/bistro cafe serving artisan food, craft beer and wine, a hostel lodging facility, and a 200+ acre mountain with hiking and soon to be built mountain bike trails, in Brant Lake, N.Y.

Stephen Smith ’78 MSW

Stephen Smith ’78 MSW has retired from State Service after 26 years as a supervisor for the Mass Department of Welfare/Social Services and 22 years as a Health Facility Specialist with the Mass Dept of Public Health, Division of Health Care Quality. Recently he (and his wife, Nancy), re-visited Cambodia and Vietnam with several former South Vietnam veterans. Stephen served as a combat infantry sergeant, from 1969-70, with the 1st Infantry, 1/4 Calvary Mechanized and 101st Airborne Divisions. Recently, He was honored to lay a wreath at the Normandy Beach monument in France on behalf of an uncle who served at D-Day, and as a representative of the Army Divisions mentioned above.