Colleen Margaret Satterlee passed away on December 12, 2018. Colleen earned her BSN at UConn went on to become a a Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology nurse. This was more than a career for Colleen, but a life-long calling to work with young children who were ill and battling diseases.
Joey L. Miranda ’00 (BUS) has been recognized by Client Choice as the exclusive 2019 winner in the Energy & Natural Resources category for Connecticut. Joey is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group.
Dr. Derek McFerran ’06 (PharmD) was honored with the 2018 President’s Circle Award by Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) in Boston, MA for his significant contributions to the organization’s pharmacy and clinical programs. Derek currently serves as the organization’s Director of Pharmacy, where his work has developed and shaped clinical pharmacy team roles and patient impact, helped increase patient care quality while closing gaps in care, and forged productive, cost-effective vendor or provider relationships. The award, which is the organization’s highest employee honor, was presented by CCA’s president and CEO at a luncheon ceremony in January.
Tom Feige ’05 (CLAS) and Katelyn (Pelletier) Feige ’08 (CLAS)
Tom Feige ’05 (CLAS) and his wife, Katelyn (Pelletier) Feige ’08 (CLAS), welcomed a son, Thomas Richard Feige III, into the world in October. The couple, married in 2014, lives in Beacon Falls, Connecticut.
Sarah LaRose ’07 (CAHNR), ’08 MA (Neag) recently completed her PhD in Agricultural Education at the University of Florida after teaching high school agricultural education at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut for seven years. In August 2018 she began a position as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Jon Dahlquist ’05 (MA, Neag) ’03 (BS, Neag) has been named as the first Dean of Wellness and Athletics at East Catholic High School. Dahlquist brings more than 10 years of full-time educational experience to the position.
Dahlquist previously served as Associate Athletic Director for Towson University in Maryland. He has also held a position as Director of Football Operations at the University of Connecticut.
Grace Festa ’04 (CLAS), Business Development Manager at the Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (GRP), earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), an international recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.