Category: Neag

Neag school of education included in note

Lisa C. Taylor, ’79 (CLAS) MA ’81 (Neag)

Lisa C. Taylor, ’79 (CLAS) MA ’81 (Neag) had her sixth book, Impossibly Small Spaces , a collection of short stories published in October 2018. Impossibly Small Spaces was published by Arlen House/Syracuse University Press. Lisa has four collections of poetry and two collections of short stories. She teaches private writing workshops here and in Ireland. She also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Stonecoast (Univ. of Southern Maine). She is married to Russ Taylor ’80 (CLAS) and they collaborate on many creative projects. His photography has been used on four of her book covers.

Adam Raimondi ’04 (CLAS) and Lauren (Gemske) Raimondi ’08 MA (Neag)

Adam Raimondi ’04 (CLAS) and Lauren (Gemske) Raimondi ’08 MA (Neag) welcomed their son Benjamin Christopher on Valentine’s Day.

Matt Pavia ‘09 (NEAG)

Matt Pavia ‘09 (NEAG), and his father Tony, have written a book about the experiences and sacrifices of the residents of one American city, Stamford, CT, in the Vietnam War. “An American Town and the Vietnam War,” published by McFarland & Company, will be released in Fall 2018.

Matt Pavia teaches American Studies and English at Darien High School in Darien, CT. Tony Pavia is a retired history teacher and high school principal.

Lenny Carlson ’62 (ED), ’63 MS

Lenny Carlson ’62 (ED), ’63 MS has been named Professional Basketball Talent Scout for Interperformances, the premier Sports and Entertainment Agency in Europe.

Dr. Robert Nicoletti ’66 MA, ’68 6th Year

Dr. Robert Nicoletti ’66 MA, ’68 6th Year reports that his book, Parenthood a Life Sentence? A Journey from Womb to Tomb, was released by Outskirts Press. Dr. Nicoletti is a retired Connecticut Superintendent of Schools and is currently on the faculty in the Graduate School of Education at Quinnipiac University.

Chris Gedney, ’81 (ED)

Chris Gedney, ’81 (ED) has been hired by Arizona State University (ASU) after receiving her Ph.D in Social Work from the University of Utah in May 2017. Chris was the first UConn women’s basketball scholarship athlete. A retired Air Force Lt Colonel, her dissertation, the first randomized controlled trial of a military sexual assault intervention, revealed large shortfalls and significant areas for improvement. She presented her findings to several members of Congress and is currently developing curriculum for a military social work concentration at ASU.

Robert Kanehl ’81 (CLAS), ’09 (ED)

Robert Kanehl ’81 (CLAS), ’09 (ED) wishes to announce that his sixth young adult book Guiding Spirit has been released by Cambridge Books. Mr. Kanehl writes historical based mysteries and paranormal books for the middle school level reader. This book joins Murder in the Newsroom; Haunted Past; Hannah’s Ghost; Lost Spirit and Facing the Fire.

Jennifer (Royal) Whelan ’95 (ED)

Jennifer (Royal) Whelan ’95 (ED) was selected to umpire the NCAA D2 National Championships for Women’s Lacrosse in Denver, Colorado on May 21, 2016.

Krista (Forte) Tarasovic ’08 (ED), ’09 MA and Nicholas Tarasovic ’06 (CLAS)

Krista (Forte) Tarasovic ’08 (ED), ’09 MA and Nicholas Tarasovic ’06 (CLAS) are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Joseph, born July 2016. Nicholas joins big sister Ava.

Lisa C. Taylor ’79 (CLAS), ’81 MA

Lisa C. Taylor ’79 (CLAS), ’81 MA has a debut collection of short fiction Growing a New Tail (Arlen House/Syracuse University Press, 2015) going into a second printing. Lisa has four published collections of poetry and her fiction and poetry have been widely published in literary magazines and journals. .” Lisa lives with her husband, Russ Taylor ’80 (CLAS) in Mansfield and she teaches at Nichols College in Dudley, MA. www.lisactaylor.com