Theresa M. Werick PhD ’95 (CLAS) of Buffalo, NY passed away on September 7, 2018. Theresa was born on March 22nd, 1950 to Ralph and Esther Werick (née Treanor) (deceased) and is survived by her five siblings Margaret Ackley, Mary Werick, William Werick, Katherine Werick, and Joanne Werick.
Terry attended high school at Holy Angels Academy, graduating in 1968. She graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1985 where she studied Psychology and Sociology and, in 1995, earned her PhD in Biobehavioral Genetics from the University of Connecticut with an emphasis on Schizophrenia research. Subsequently, Terry worked for several pharmaceutical companies conducting clinical research trials in order to further the research, understanding and treatment of various illnesses – a calling for which she had great passion. She accomplished all this and more while raising her three children, often as a single mother.
Lawrence Davis ’90 (CLAS), ’01 Ph.D was recently appointed a Center Associate at the Davis Center at Harvard University. The Center supports research and teaching in Russian and Eurasian Studies. Larry is a professor of history at North Shore Community College in Danvers, Mass.
Jonathan Andersen ’92 (CLAS), ’12 MA, a professor of English at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson and Willimantic, Conn., was awarded the 2017 David Martinson – Meadowhawk Prize by Red Dragonfly Press for his second full-length collection of poems, Augur.
Capt. Grant W. Westerson ’92 (BGS), A.M.S., has been a Connecticut Recreational Marine industry professional since 1963 and is on many state, local, and national committees, chairing most. Recently he was appointed as a Director to the Connecticut Port Authority by Senate Majority Leader Fasano. Westerson is a Marine Surveyor by trade and Captains a cruise ship for the Valley Railroad.
Timothy Bartlett ’90 (ED) has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA in New Haven, Conn. He previously served the CCC YMCA as the District Executive Director overseeing the Bridgeport, Stratford and Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA’s. He lives in Newtown, Conn. with his wife and two children.
Elizabeth M. Johnson ’97 (SFA)(CLAS) founded a boutique consulting and training firm, Spark Equity, based in Durham, N.C. Her firm specializes in helping healthcare providers understand how patient trauma impacts quality of care as well as their own quality of life.
Jason Jakubowski ’99 (CLAS), ’01 MPA and Sarah (Treat) Jakubowski ’98 (CLAS)
Jason Jakubowski ’99 (CLAS), ’01 MPA was recently named President & CEO of Foodshare, the regional foodbank serving Hartford and Tolland counties (including UConn and the Town of Mansfield). Jason was a former two-term Editor-In-Chief of The Daily Campus, where he met his wife Sarah (Treat) Jakubowski ’98 (CLAS). They live in West Hartford, Conn. with their five children.
Jeffrey Andriesse ’96 (CLAS) and Nicole Miezejeski ’95 (CLAS)
Jeffrey Andriesse ’96 (CLAS) was married to Nicole Miezejeski ’95 (CLAS) on April 21st in Lauderdale-By-the-Sea, Fla. While Jeff & Nicole were one year apart at UConn with the same major, they did not meet until matched completely randomly through an online dating service in August of 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla, where Jeff works as a graphic designer and Nicole as a speech language pathologist.
Tara (Curtis) Mead ’94 (CLAS) is now account director, public relations, for Gavin Advertising, a digitally-minded public relations and marketing agency in York, Pa. She has three children, Cameron, Cassandra, and David, and is married to Bill Mead, who is news director for WHP580-AM, based in Harrisburg, Pa. Tara and her family live in suburban Harrisburg.
Courtney Clay ’98 (ENG) is working in Paris, France with her company, Seppic. She moved with her 2 children to work as a Product Manager of natural skin care polymers for the cosmetic industry. She continues her career in the personal care industry.