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James O’Leary ’04 (BGS)
James O’Leary ’04 (BGS) retired as a Police Detective from Norwalk P.D. after thirty years of service. He began a career as a Special Education Teacher in Charlotte County FL. James has now been appointed a Police Officer and is one of the founding members of the newly formed Sarasota County Schools Police Department.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Roth ’00 (CAHNR) received the GSUSA appreciation pin from the Girl Scouts of America on April 24, 2016. The pin is awarded to an adult volunteer who has delivered outstanding service to the Girl Scouts. Elizabeth has been an advisor to scouts pursuing their Gold Award since 2007. A Gold Award recipient herself, she resides in Cheshire, CT with her husband Ryan ’99 (CLAS), ’02 JD and their children Patrick, 8, and Samantha, 5.
Raymond Willcocks ’73 (ENG), USAF (Ret), has been elected to the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) National Board of Direction. Ray, who retired in 2012, is still very active with the American Legion, Masons, Boy Scouts, and SAME, and was the recipient of the BSA Silver Beaver Award. Ray Resides in Peachtree City, Ga.
Elizabeth Fry ’80 (CLAS) was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in September 2014 at a ceremony on the Isle of Bute, Scotland. In addition to her swimming accomplishments, Liz volunteers as the Marathon Director for the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation SWIM Across the Sound. She is also the managing principal of TWG, Inc., a multi-discipline compliance and strategic advisory firm specializing in the financial services industry. Liz was a varsity member of UConn Women’s Swimming and Diving Team.
Deborah A. Fuhr ’82 (BUS) is the 2014 William F. Sharp Indexing Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The award recognizes the most accomplished innovators and practitioners in the indexing industry. She is currently the managing partner and co-founder of ETFGI and is considered one of the leading global experts on ETFs with over 20 years industry experience in a variety of financial products.
David Matulis ’77 MSW, a member of the UConn Radio Station WHUS, was recognized by the ADVOCATE Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll 2014. He was awarded For the Best Radio Personality -“The Cruzer” and awarded For the Best Radio Show – “20th Century Rock 91.7 FM WHUS.”