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 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) 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.
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.
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.
Amanda Bundock-Simjian ’01 (CLAS) is excited to announce that this May she will be inducted into the Lyman Hall High School (Wallingford, Conn.) Hall of Fame, class of 1997, for softball. She also recently started a new job working in the Learning & Development Dept. as a Training Coordinator at Medtronic, world leader in medical technology.