Simone Morris ’98 MBA
Simone Morris ’98 MBA has recently published her first book Achievement Unlocked: Strategies to Set Goals and Manifest Them. The book was released in December 2017 and is available for sale on Amazon. Ms. Morris is currently the CEO of her own company Simone Morris Enterprises LLC and has recently been certified as a minority and woman business enterprise. She is excited about these credentials as they open up additional business opportunities with the federal government for her company.
Joey Lee Miranda ’00 MBA
Joey Lee Miranda ’00 MBA is excited to announce her appointment to the New England Women in Energy & the Environment (NEWIEE) Board of Directors. New England Women in Energy & the Environment (NEWIEE) is a non-profit organization that aims to harness the passion, intelligence, and leadership experience of women to promote and encourage public interest in the energy and environmental sectors.
Dorothy Carlone ’01 MBA
Dorothy Carlone ’01 MBA received the Small Business Award from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development on Aug 23,2017 at the Women’s Day Luncheon at the Connecticut Open from Commissioner Catherine H. Smith and Mayor Toni N. Harp. This award was for Excellence in Precision Manufacturing. Dorothy is Vice President of General Machine Company in Southington, Conn.
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.
Frank Cappabianca ’74 (BUS)
Frank Cappabianca ’74 (BUS) retired after 21 years in the Paint, Body & Equipment business in 2011 by selling his business to an Albany, N.Y.-based competitor. This freed him up to devote more time to manage his and his spouse’s rental properties and serving on not-for-profit boards of the Seagle Music Colony (Schroon Lake, N.Y.), Charles R. Wood Theater (Glens Falls, N.Y.) and the Friends Lake Association (Chestertown, N.Y.). Lately he’s also had his hands full assisting his son with a start-up business, THE HUB, an athlete and family friendly complex including a bicycle repair shop/bistro cafe serving artisan food, craft beer and wine, a hostel lodging facility, and a 200+ acre mountain with hiking and soon to be built mountain bike trails, in Brant Lake, N.Y.
Jasmine Alcantara ’95 (CLAS), ’99 MBA
Jasmine Alcantara ’95 (CLAS), ’99 MBA, owner of JLA Group, will be awarded the 2017 U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Innovation & Performance Award at the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 2017. This prestigious award recognizes women-owned small business owners who exhibit outstanding innovation and/or performance on a key contract that will significantly bolster their ability to secure future opportunities. She has also been selected to present at the Southern New England Conference-Project Management Institute 12th Annual Conference at the Connecticut Convention Center on April 24, 2017. JLA Group (www.jlausa.com) provides a wide range of consulting and advisory services such as strategic planning and communications, project management, change and performance measurement, acquisition strategy and execution, and proposal and grant development to Government clients and commercial industries.