Category: Career

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

Mark Boxer ’87 MBA

Mark Boxer ’87 MBA was awarded a Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Boxer’s dissertation was titled “Improving Underserved Population Health: Attitudes on Medicaid Financial Incentives for Medication Adherence in Asthmatic Children.” This is Dr. Boxer’s second doctorate in a health related field. Dr. Boxer also holds a doctorate in global public health from Arizona’s School of Health Sciences. Mark Boxer is Executive Vice President and Global CIO at Cigna and serves on the UConn Board of Trustees.

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.

Tara (Curtis) Mead ’94 (CLAS)

Tara (Curtis) Mead ’94 (CLAS) is now account director, public relations, for Gavin Advertising, a digitally-minded public relations and marketing agency in York, Pa. She has three children, Cameron, Cassandra, and David, and is married to Bill Mead, who is news director for WHP580-AM, based in Harrisburg, Pa. Tara and her family live in suburban Harrisburg.

Barbara Entman Synnott ’76 (CLAS)

Barbara Entman Synnott ’76 (CLAS) has been honored with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. This is the highest honor from Marquis Who’s Who in America. While a student at the Storrs campus, Barbara served as Publicity Director and radio producer at WHUS-FM. She was also in Photopool. Upon graduating, Barbara became a professional radio broadcaster, a career that lasted nearly twenty years. Barbara is currently a customer service professional at PSEG Long Island.

Courtney Clay ’98 (ENG)

Courtney Clay ’98 (ENG) is working in Paris, France with her company, Seppic. She moved with her 2 children to work as a Product Manager of natural skin care polymers for the cosmetic industry. She continues her career in the personal care industry.

Amanda Bundock-Simjian ’01 (CLAS)

Amanda Bundock-Simjian ’01 (CLAS) is excited to announce that this May she will be inducted into the Lyman Hall High School (Wallingford, Conn.) Hall of Fame, class of 1997, for softball. She also recently started a new job working in the Learning & Development Dept. as a Training Coordinator at Medtronic, world leader in medical technology.

Linda Benoit ’03 MSW

Linda Benoit ’03 MSW, addiction therapist and private practice owner, recently attended and spoke at the Spandana 2018 – Responding to Realities international conference in Mangalore, India. Her address, titled “Best Practices in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Observations from the Field”, focused on the substance use disorder treatment system in the United States and how these treatments helped and were perceived by clients. On her trip, she also spoke to social work students and faculty at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, the School of Public Health, in Manipal.

Jennifer (Soffayer) Hrbek ’05 (CLAS)

Jennifer (Soffayer) Hrbek ’05 (CLAS) was selected to serve as the Executive Director of Positive Directions – The Center for Prevention and Counseling in Westport, Conn. in November 2017. Positive Directions is a nearly 50-year old organization that provides behavioral health counseling and prevention services throughout Fairfield County.

Marie Ann Mosher ’05 (CAHNR)

Marie Ann Mosher ’05 (CAHNR) has published several books including #1 bestseller in men’s and women’s health “Beyond Food”, and “The Secret Ingredient”. She also hosts The Book Babes, a support community for women authors, and recently launched the Author Secrets Masterclass, an online course for independent authors to market their books without traveling, in person events, or time away from their families.

Dominick Cristofaro ’93 (BUS)

Dominick Cristofaro ’93 (BUS) was recently promoted to Director of Finance Services for the District School Board of Pasco County, Fla. He began with the District 4 years ago as a Senior Finance Manager of Treasury.