Charles F. Modzelewski ’13 (CLAS) ’16 (Law) has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Hartford Performs, an organization that brings visiting artists into Hartford Public Schools to teach curriculum in creative new ways.
Brendan Crouse ’11 (BUS) and Holly Sansolo ’11 (CLAS)
Brendan Crouse ’11 (BUS) and Holly Sansolo ’11 (CLAS) married in Middletown, CT on November 24th, 2018. The couple now lives in Norwalk, CT. Brendan works for Pepperidge Farm located in Norwalk and Hollywork for Indeed.com, located in Stamford. Brendan is currently pursuing his MBA at the UConn Stamford campus and is an adjunct professor teaching OPIM 3103.
Eric King ’10 JD and Amber (Doucette) King ’07 (CLAS), ’10 JD
Eric King ’10 JD & his wife Amber (Doucette) King ’07 (CLAS), ’10 JD, welcomed their son, Noah Everest King, into the world on May 7, 2018. The couple married in 2016, lives in West Hartford, CT and are both attorneys in the greater Hartford area.
Timothy Barnett ’86 (CLAS) was recently promoted to full professor of English at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He has recently published “Intersectional Pedagogies of Queer Literature” in Approaches to Teaching LGBT Literature (ads. William Banks and John Pruitt), and he has helped form a BA program at Illinois’ Stateville Prison through his work with NEIU and Chicago’s Prison+Neighborhood Arts Project.
Simon Perlsweig ’16 (CLAS) has published his first book, Front Porches to Front Lines, One Small Town’s Mobilization of Men, Women, Manufacturing and Money during World War One. The book is a historical memoir, which tells the story of his maternal great-grandparents, who lived in Springfield, Vermont during the Great War and subsequent Influenza Epidemic of 1918.
Mara Reisman PhD ’06 (CLAS) has published her book, Fay Weldon, Feminism, and British Culture: Challenging Cultural and Literary Conventions. Mara graduated from UConn in 2006 with a PhD in English. Currently she is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Northern Arizona University.
Diego Cupolo ’06 (CLAS), fomer Daily Campus News Editor, has been awarded honorable mention in The World Justice Project’s 2018 Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism for his reporting on Turkish politics since a failed coup attempt in 2016. Today he is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Ankara, Turkey.
Laura Vargo ’11 (CLAS) and Jeff Petrower ’11 BS ’11 MS (BUS)
On Saturday, October 20, 2018, Laura Vargo ’11 (CLAS) married Jeff Petrower ’11 BS ’11 MS (BUS).
Bridal party also included Matron of Honor Elyssa (Shildneck) Kelly ’11 (CLAS), Maid of Honor Allison Gale ’11 (CLAS), Bridesmaid Abbey (Williams) Farrell ’11 (Nursing), Groomsman Ben Hochron ’11 (NUS), and Groomsman Dorian Bramarov ’12 (CLAS).
Both Elyssa and Abbey married UConn gents themselves and Dorian recently married a UConn gal, so it was about time that Jeff and I tied the knot! UConn couples are the best couples.
Justin Gomez ’07 (CLAS) and his wife, Leah (Portale), are celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary after getting married at The Sullivan House in Block Island, RI in July 2017. The couple just purchased their first home on the Milford, CT shoreline.