Jonathan Andersen ’92 (CLAS), ’12 MA
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.
Christie D. Jean ’11 (CLAS), ’14 JD
Christie D. Jean ’11 (CLAS), ’14 JD was elected to the Executive Board of the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association, an organization committed to enhancing the role and number of Black attorneys in Connecticut. Jean is also a lawyer at Robinson+Cole, a law firm with locations across the United States.
Donald McKenzie Jr ’10 (CLAS)
Donald McKenzie Jr ’10 (CLAS) is proud to announce the launch of his new company U Visibility. They are a full service internet marketing company in Greenwich, Conn. Their mission is to help companies of all sizes increase business, by providing honest and ethical internet marketing solutions.
Holly Wonneberger ’14 (CLAS) and Chris De Marchis ’13 (CLAS)
Holly Wonneberger ’14 (CLAS) and Chris De Marchis ’13 (CLAS), both English majors, got engaged at UConn on November 18, 2017. They will be getting married July 20, 2019. They met in the fall of 2011, when they were both enrolled in back-to-back English courses: Honors Medieval Literature and Intro to Literary Theory. They were close friends through the rest of their time at UConn, including taking Gina Barreca’s Advanced Creative Writing seminar together.
After graduating in 2013, Chris took a graduate publishing course at Columbia University’s School of Journalism and started a career in publishing at Rodale Books in New York City. After Holly graduated in 2014, they started dating, but Holly then moved to Washington, D.C. to start law school at Georgetown University. After three years of being in a long distance relationship, during which they each moved three times, and Chris went back to school to earn his Master’s in the Teaching of English from Columbia University’s Teachers College, they both moved back to Connecticut.
On November 18, 2017, after taking a walk around campus, including their old classrooms in CLAS (now the Austin building), Chris proposed to Holly on the quad of South Campus where Holly lived as a student, and Chris would walk her to after class.
Jessica Pisano ‘12 (CLAS) and Chris Machado ‘12 (CLAS)
Jessica Pisano ‘12 (CLAS) and Chris Machado ‘12 (CLAS) married on July 6,2017 in N.J. surrounded by family, friends, and many lifelong huskies. Honeymooned In St. Lucia and building a home in South Jersey.
Erica (Mason) McQuade ’11 (CLAS) and Kevin McQuade ’11 (CLAS)
Erica (Mason) McQuade ’11 (CLAS) and Kevin McQuade ’11 (CLAS) were married September 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. with their alumni-filled wedding party, friends, and family by their sides.