Thomas Welsh ’75 (BS, CLAS) ’80 (JD)
Thomas Welsh ’75 (BS, CLAS) ’80 (JD) has been appointed as the General Counsel of Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Americas, Inc. (“NSBA”), effective as of January 1, 2019. NSBA is a trading company dealing with ferrous & non-ferrous metals, food & machinery & equipment with headquarters office in Chicago & with offices in Pittsburgh, Houston, Los Angeles area & Mexico City, Mexico & has joint ventures & facilities throughout the United States & Mexico.
Dr. Derek McFerran ’06 (PharmD)
Dr. Derek McFerran ’06 (PharmD) was honored with the 2018 President’s Circle Award by Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) in Boston, MA for his significant contributions to the organization’s pharmacy and clinical programs. Derek currently serves as the organization’s Director of Pharmacy, where his work has developed and shaped clinical pharmacy team roles and patient impact, helped increase patient care quality while closing gaps in care, and forged productive, cost-effective vendor or provider relationships. The award, which is the organization’s highest employee honor, was presented by CCA’s president and CEO at a luncheon ceremony in January.
Sarah LaRose ’07 (CAHNR), ’08 MA (Neag)
Sarah LaRose ’07 (CAHNR), ’08 MA (Neag) recently completed her PhD in Agricultural Education at the University of Florida after teaching high school agricultural education at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut for seven years. In August 2018 she began a position as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Jacqueline McLean ’92 (SSW)
On December 18, 2018 Jacqueline McLean ’92 (SSW) was a featured guest on the 6th annual NightSide non-profits show hosted by Dan Rea on WBZ-AM radio in Boston. Jacqueline is the co-founder of NFL Speaks, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. NFL Speaks’ mission is to develop, recruit and maintain a highly-skilled national network of behavioral health professionals to offer a model of care that responds to the unique mental health needs of retired professional football players and other professional athletes and to reduce the stigma that perpetuates the silent crisis of men’s mental health.