note includes multiple accomplishments by alumnus or alumni
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) 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.
Jonathan Andersen ’92 (CLAS), ’12 MA, a professor of English at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson and Willimantic, Conn., was awarded the 2017 David Martinson – Meadowhawk Prize by Red Dragonfly Press for his second full-length collection of poems, Augur.
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) 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.
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) 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.
Dan Mannheim ’54 (CLAS) retired in 1990 after 35 years with Sprague Electric. He enjoys living in Casselberry, Fla. since 1976 and keeps in touch with a few fraternity brothers from former PSD chapter at UConn.
Stewart Levine ’70 (CLAS) attended UConn on wrestling scholarship, was a varsity wrestler, and has been inducted into (EPHOF) Elmwood Park Hall of Fame (Elmwood Park formerly East Paterson, N.J.) in 2012. He has been a wrestling official in both N.J. and Fla. Residing in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. and P/T in Colts Neck, N.J.
Joe Wocoski ’73 (CLAS) recently published his first novel, “Andy Anders and the Rebel Spies” under the pen name “Allen Alright”. “Andy Anders and the Rebel Spies” is a teen & young adult civil war novel set at the start of the civil war in 1861, in the fictional town of Mercyville, Connecticut.