Category: Law

school of law alumni included in note

Justin Theriault ’07 (CLAS), ’10 JD

Justin Theriault ’07 (CLAS), ’10 JD has been selected as a recipient of the “2017 New Leaders in the Law” award by The Connecticut Law Tribune. The winners have been chosen by outside nominations and internal review. The 2017 winners hail from law firms throughout the state of Connecticut. Mr. Theriault has been selected as a winner in the Employment Law category.

Magdalena B. Reyna ’72 (CLAS), ’82 JD

Magdalena B. Reyna ’72 (CLAS), ’82 JD is honored to announce her induction into the Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame. The Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame (IHHF) celebrates diverse ethnic heritage by honoring individuals and institutions, who exemplify the best of their immigrant heritage and have made outstanding contributions to the cultural, economic, and civic development of the state of Connecticut.

Stephanie C. Fox ’99 JD

Stephanie C. Fox ’99 JD has published 12 books under her imprint of QueenBeeEdit, through her editing and publishing service (see www.queenbeeedit.com). The work includes: a 3-novel dystopian series on human overpopulation and ecosystems collapse entitled Nae-Née; 2 allegorical studies, which look at the economic meltdown of 2008 in The Book of Thieves, and another on the legal, scientific, and political challenges surrounding honeybee colony collapse disorder in The Bear Guarding the Beehive; travelogues about Kuwait and Hawaiʻi; short stories, and, most recently, a children’s book about a cat in war-torn Kuwait who saved a group of soldiers from a bomb, entitled Scheherazade Cat – T\he Story of a War Hero.

Shana (Morales) Shea ’10 (CLAS) and Kenneth Shea ’12 (CLAS), ’15 JD

Shana (Morales) Shea ’10 (CLAS) and Kenneth Shea ’12 (CLAS), ’15 JD were married August 26, 2017 in Waterbury, Conn. Their officiant was Patrick Whalen ’11 (CLAS).

Christie D. Jean ’11 (CLAS), ’14 JD

Christie D. Jean ’11 (CLAS), ’14 JD has been elected to the Board of Directors for the The Artists Collective, a multi-arts and cultural organization serving the Greater Hartford, Conn. region. The Artists Collective works to safeguard and maintain the arts and culture of the African diaspora and to expose children to a nontraditional arts education by promoting social skills training, school success, and community responsibility.

Steven R. Jenkins, C.P.A. ’99 J.D., ’12 MBA, ’15 LL.M

Steven R. Jenkins, C.P.A. ’99 J.D., ’12 MBA, ’15 LL.M has been appointed as a Trustee to the Connecticut Laborers’ Pension, Health, and Annuity Funds. Steve is General Counsel and Compliance Director for regional construction firm Manafort Brothers Incorporated headquartered in Plainville, Conn.

Steven R. Jenkins, C.P.A.’99 JD, ’12 MBA, ’15 ML

Steven R. Jenkins, C.P.A.’99 JD, ’12 MBA, ’15 ML has been appointed as a Trustee to the Connecticut Laborers’ Pension, Health, and Annuity Funds. Steve is General Counsel and Compliance Director for regional construction firm Manafort Brothers Incorporated headquartered in Plainville, Conn.

Rebecca J. Pirozzolo-Mellowes ’04 JD

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that Rebecca J. Pirozzolo-Mellowes ’04 JD has been elected to the partnership at Foley & Lardner’s Milwaukee office.

Kelcie Reid ’13 (CLAS), ’16 MS, JD

Kelcie Reid ’13 (CLAS), ’16 MS, JD has joined the Law Offices of John Q. Gale in downtown Hartford as an associate attorney. Reid was admitted to the Connecticut Bar Association in November after earning juris doctor and master’s in public health degrees from the University of Connecticut in May.