Category: CLAS

CLAS alumni included in note

Judy Strom ’66 (CLAS)

A son, Emory Joseph Strom, was born to Tammy Strom of Redding on Aug. 1 at Danbury Hospital. Grandparents are Rob and Judy Strom ’66 (CLAS). The baby also has an aunt, Jessica Strom, in Ridgefield, and an uncle, David Strom, and a cousin, Juliet Strom, both in Centerville, VA.

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.

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.

Jennifer (Soffayer) Hrbek ’05 (CLAS)

Jennifer (Soffayer) Hrbek ’05 (CLAS) was selected to serve as the Executive Director of Positive Directions – The Center for Prevention and Counseling in Westport, Conn. in November 2017. Positive Directions is a nearly 50-year old organization that provides behavioral health counseling and prevention services throughout Fairfield County.

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.

Joseph Azary ’91 (CLAS)

Joseph Azary ’91 (CLAS) has been promoted to Vice President, Quality & Regulatory at Z-Medica, LLC. His career includes working for companies such as Johnson & Johnson, US Surgical, and Fujifilm Medical as well as owning Azary Technologies, which was sold in 2008. He lives in Shelton, Conn. with his wife and two sons.

Donald McKenzie Jr ’10 (CLAS)

Donald McKenzie Jr ’10 (CLAS) is proud to announce the launch of his new company U Visibility. They are a full service internet marketing company in Greenwich, Conn. Their mission is to help companies of all sizes increase business, by providing honest and ethical internet marketing solutions.