Category: 2010s

note includes graduate from the 2010s

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.

Susan Kutia ’12 (ED), ’13 MA and Patrick Sawyer ’13 (CLAS)

After meeting and dating through their undergraduate years at UConn, Susan Kutia ’12 (ED), ’13 MA and Patrick Sawyer ’13 (CLAS) are engaged to be married August 4, 2018.

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.

Justin Theriault ’07 (CLAS), ’10 JD

Justin Theriault ’07 (CLAS), ’10 JD has been selected as a recipient of the “2017 New Leaders in the Law” award by The Connecticut Law Tribune. The winners have been chosen by outside nominations and internal review. The 2017 winners hail from law firms throughout the state of Connecticut. Mr. Theriault has been selected as a winner in the Employment Law category.

Heidi (Forrest) Henaire ’02 MSW and Kristopher Henaire ’03 (CLAS), ’16 MBA

Heidi (Forrest) Henaire ’02 MSW and Kristopher Henaire ’03 (CLAS), ’16 MBA announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Grace. She joins two year old brother Colton. Heidi works for the State of Connecticut as an Education Consultant and Coordinator for Deaf Services and Kris is Director of College Counseling at Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury.

Shana (Morales) Shea ’10 (CLAS) and Kenneth Shea ’12 (CLAS), ’15 JD

Shana (Morales) Shea ’10 (CLAS) and Kenneth Shea ’12 (CLAS), ’15 JD were married August 26, 2017 in Waterbury, Conn. Their officiant was Patrick Whalen ’11 (CLAS).

Lauren Bucknam ’10 (CLAS) and Conor Gereg

On July 15, 2017 Lauren Bucknam ’10 (CLAS) and Conor Gereg celebrated their wedding day with fellow UConn grads: Emily Demasi, Jenny Hall, Julie Maas, Matthew Santacroce, Kristin Geissler, Kimberly Gentile, Alyse Lofman, Lauren Kandel, Jasmine Van Wattum.