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.
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.
Fred Kenice McClafferty ’50 (CLAS), of Bloomfield and Stamford, Conn., who had a passion for New York Times crossword puzzles, pineapple upside-down cake, golden retrievers, platform tennis, and UConn women’s basketball, died May 23. He was 88.
He grew up in Greenwich Village and attended La Salle Academy in Manhattan, then graduated from UConn. In 1954, he married the love of his life, Jane Reimer McClafferty, and they were together for 63 years.
He was a public information officer in the U.S. Army before building a career in media and advertising, first at ABC and later at NW Ayer. He truly found joy after he retired and went into the antiques business with Jane full time.
More recently, he was a beloved part of the Seabury community in Bloomfield, Conn., where he served on the stage crew for musical theater productions, helped oversee the residents’ workshop, and built boardwalks, bridges, and benches for others to enjoy.
Loraine (Canfield) Fischer ’50 (CLAS) died in Peterborough, N.H. on June 16. She was the widow of Robert A. Fischer, Jr. ’51 (ED), who died in 2015. They were married for 64 years, both were retired teachers, and after retirement, had a small farm in New Hampton, N.H.
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.
Elizabeth M. Johnson ’97 (SFA)(CLAS) founded a boutique consulting and training firm, Spark Equity, based in Durham, N.C. Her firm specializes in helping healthcare providers understand how patient trauma impacts quality of care as well as their own quality of life.
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.