James O’Leary ’04 (BGS)
James O’Leary ’04 (BGS) retired as a Police Detective from Norwalk P.D. after thirty years of service. He began a career as a Special Education Teacher in Charlotte County FL. James has now been appointed a Police Officer and is one of the founding members of the newly formed Sarasota County Schools Police Department.
Matt Pavia ‘09 (NEAG)
Matt Pavia ‘09 (NEAG), and his father Tony, have written a book about the experiences and sacrifices of the residents of one American city, Stamford, CT, in the Vietnam War. “An American Town and the Vietnam War,” published by McFarland & Company, will be released in Fall 2018.
Matt Pavia teaches American Studies and English at Darien High School in Darien, CT. Tony Pavia is a retired history teacher and high school principal.
Richard P. Zipoli, Jr. ’07 Ph.D
Richard P. Zipoli, Jr. ’07 Ph.D was recently awarded the 2018 Connecticut State Universities Board of Regents Systems-Wide Teaching Award. He is an associate professor and clinical instructor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Southern Connecticut State University.
Lawrence Davis ’90 (CLAS), ’01 Ph.D
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.
Celine Petrie ’00 (CAHNR)
Celine Petrie ’00 (CAHNR) lives in The Villages, Fla. and has been Chairman of the Board of the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, since March 2016. The mission of the HS/SPCA is to provide care for adoptable animals that are injured, abused, unwanted, or abandoned; secure permanent homes for adoptable animals; provide spay and neuter services for animals to be adopted and animals of low-income residents; report incidents of animal cruelty and/or neglect to government agencies; and to encourage responsible animal ownership practices through education.
Charles Buder ’06 (BUS) and Emma Buder ’07 (ED), ’08 MS
Charles Buder ’06 (BUS) and Emma Buder ’07 (ED), ’08 MS welcomed their daughter Iona Sophia Buder on March 28, 2018. Charles and Emma were married on July 30, 2016.
Mark Roberts ’05 (CLAS)
Mark Roberts ’05 (CLAS) graduated with a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of New Haven in May, 2018. Roberts, a 12-year veteran Trooper with the Connecticut State Police, was also inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, the global honor fraternity for public administration students, as a result of his academic performance.