Category: Career

note includes a significant career achievement, promotion, or new job.

Andrew Caponegro ’17 (BUS)

Andrew Caponegro ’17 (BUS) recently passed all 4 sections of the CPA exams and is employed at KPMG in Hartford, Conn. as a Tax Associate.

Richard P. Zipoli, Jr. ’07 Ph.D

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

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)

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.

Capt. Grant W. Westerson ’92 (BGS)

Capt. Grant W. Westerson ’92 (BGS), A.M.S., has been a Connecticut Recreational Marine industry professional since 1963 and is on many state, local, and national committees, chairing most. Recently he was appointed as a Director to the Connecticut Port Authority by Senate Majority Leader Fasano. Westerson is a Marine Surveyor by trade and Captains a cruise ship for the Valley Railroad.

Timothy Bartlett ’90 (ED)

Timothy Bartlett ’90 (ED) has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA in New Haven, Conn. He previously served the CCC YMCA as the District Executive Director overseeing the Bridgeport, Stratford and Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA’s. He lives in Newtown, Conn. with his wife and two children.

Eric Weeks ‘16 (CLAS)

Eric Weeks ’16 (CLAS) is proud to announce his is now a producer at NBC Connecticut in West Hartford. You can catch his work early mornings from 4:30 – 7 a.m.

Joan Ostaszewski Geronimo ’88 (BGS)

Joan Ostaszewski Geronimo ’88 (BGS) retired as an Certified Energy Manager from NU (now Eversource) in June, 2008 after 36 years. She is currently a substitute teacher in Flagler County, Fla. where her favorite classes are at Matanzas High School. She also enjoys being the on air DJ for the “Ladies of Jazz” heard every Thursday from 5-7 pm on Flagler College Radio WFCF 88.5 FM, an iheart radio station.

Mark Roberts ’05 (CLAS)

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.

Elizabeth M. Johnson ’97 (SFA)(CLAS)

Elizabeth M. Johnson ’97 (SFA)(CLAS) founded a boutique consulting and training firm, Spark Equity, based in Durham, N.C. Her firm specializes in helping healthcare providers understand how patient trauma impacts quality of care as well as their own quality of life.