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.
Gary F Borla ’97 MPH recently retired after a 35 year career at Eversource Energy/Northeast Utilities. Gary was twice chosen as Eversource’s Volunteer of the Year for his service with High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the Tanglewood Music Canter and as a guide for visually impaired runners in the New York City Marathon. Since his retirement Gary has returned to his roots and joined his family’s energy business and traveled to Italy and soon Ireland. He is looking forward to coming back to campus for the 2018 Homecoming weekend.