Category: Catching Up

note includes multiple accomplishments by alumnus or alumni

Tom Vaughan ’79 (CLAS)

Tom Vaughan ’79 (CLAS) was elected as National President of UNICO National, the largest Italian American service organization in the country. UNICO National raises and donates about $5,000,000 dollars a year for local and national charities and scholarships. UNICO’s 5000 plus volunteer members in 110 local chapters also work to preserve Italian American heritage. Tom has served on the UNICO National Executive Committee for eight years and has been leading the organization since it’s national convention in Scottsdale in July 2017.

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.

Gary F Borla ’97 MPH

Gary F Borla ’97 MPH recently retired after a 35 year career at Eversource Energy/Northeast Utilities. Gary was twice chosen as Eversource’s Volunteer of the Year for his service with High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the Tanglewood Music Canter and as a guide for visually impaired runners in the New York City Marathon. Since his retirement Gary has returned to his roots and joined his family’s energy business and traveled to Italy and soon Ireland. He is looking forward to coming back to campus for the 2018 Homecoming weekend.

Scott Baker ’87 MBA

Scott Baker ’87 MBA will be participating in a cross-country bicycle ride to raise money for The Fuller Center for Housing.

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.

Peter P LoCascio ’78 (CAHNR)

Peter P LoCascio ’78 (CAHNR) and MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1989 has work that is part of the Smithsonian Institute Archive of American Artists by the Paris Gallerist Darthea Speyer.

Curt Balzano Leng ’97 (CLAS)

Curt Balzano Leng ’97 (CLAS) was re-elected as Mayor of the Town of Hamden, Conn. in November, 2017 and was elected to serve a 2nd term as a Board Member of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Vicki A. Tesoro ’77 (CLAS)

Vicki A. Tesoro (Wollkind) ’77 (CLAS) was recently elected First Selectman of Trumbull, Conn.