Category: 1980s

note includes graduate from the 1980s

Barbara T. Burke ’87 (NUR)

Barbara T. Burke ’87 (NUR) has joined the law firm Carlton Fields as a nursing consultant in the Hartford office. She is a member of the firm’s Mass Tort and Product Liability practice group.

Susan Cragin ’76 ’86 (CLAS)

Susan Cragin ’76 ’86 (CLAS) was elected Merrimack County (New Hampshire) Registrar of Deeds for a term beginning January 2019.

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.

James T. Healey, Jr. ’82 (BUS)

James T. Healey, Jr. ’82 (BUS) is the new president of the Connecticut State Golf Association.

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.

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.

Eric Johnson ’84 (CLAS)

Eric Johnson ’84 (CLAS) published his 2nd book with Outskirts Press. “State Park Ranger-Stories of a Law Enforcement Ranger in Connecticut” came out in September 2-18. Eric currently lives in Connecticut with my family.

Lisa C. Taylor, ’79 (CLAS) MA ’81 (Neag)

Lisa C. Taylor, ’79 (CLAS) MA ’81 (Neag) had her sixth book, Impossibly Small Spaces , a collection of short stories published in October 2018. Impossibly Small Spaces was published by Arlen House/Syracuse University Press. Lisa has four collections of poetry and two collections of short stories. She teaches private writing workshops here and in Ireland. She also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Stonecoast (Univ. of Southern Maine). She is married to Russ Taylor ’80 (CLAS) and they collaborate on many creative projects. His photography has been used on four of her book covers.

Jane Sloven ’85 (SSW)

Jane Sloven LCSW ’85 (SSW), has published her first mystery. Termination of Benefits is a social work mystery about secrets, psychotherapy, managed care and murder, set in Portland, Maine.  Jane has also co-authored Compassionate Journey: Honoring Our Mothers’ Stories (2018) with Maggie Butler, Cheryl Gillespie, Jenny Radsma, and Martha Rice. In this anthology, five women writers enter their mothers’ worlds to tell their stories, and in the process unearth complex histories filled with love, laughter, trauma, courage, resilience, and determination.

Theresa Mayer-Benfer ’83 (BUS)

Theresa Mayer-Benfer ’83 (BUS) recently opened a craft brewery, Raritan Bay Brewing, in Keansburg, NJ with her three sons.