Category: Class Notes

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Sherwood J. (Woody) Anderson ’70 (CLAS)

Sherwood J. (Woody) Anderson ’70 (CLAS) recently was inducted into the Berlin (CT) High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He set school records in the mile (4:49.7) and two mile (10:14), won several cross country meets and was among the first in school history to qualify for state meets. He was a member of the UConn cross country team in 1966 and later became sports editor of the Connecticut Daily Campus. He won many awards for coverage of high school sports for The Hartford Courant.

Al Pirro ’87 MD

Al Pirro ’87 MD, C.P.E. has earned the designation of Certified Physician Executive from the American Association of Physician Leadership. He is currently the TeamHealth Facility Medical Director at Rutherford Regional Medical Center in Rutherfordton, N.C. His specialties include, Hospital Medicine, Intensivist Medicine, and Anesthesia.

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.

Rich Walcoff ’74 (CLAS)

Rich Walcoff ’74 (CLAS) is proud to announce his induction into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2017 in September. Walcoff started his sportscasting career at WHUS-FM as the radio voice of UConn football, basketball, and baseball from 1971-1974 and was a member of the UConn varsity soccer team in 1971. He was the Sports Director for KGO Radio, San Francisco for 32 years…including 22 years hosting 49ers Pre and Postgame talk shows. He was also the first ever radio sideline reporter for a Super Bowl (SB XXIX) in Miami, January 2015. Walcoff’s experience also includes: Oakland Raiders pre and Postgame talk show host 2005-2009, Play-by-Play voice of University of California (Berkeley) Basketball 1980’s and early 90’s, and Color Analyst Cal Football, 1992-1994. The father of two adult sons, Walcoff recently retired and is living with his wife Christina of 32 years in Petaluma, Calif.

Dr. Alan J. Lipman ’84 (CLAS)

Dr. Alan J. Lipman ’84 (CLAS) was quoted in the October 9, 2017 New York Times story “Coming to Terms With Mass Murder” on the Las Vegas mass shootings. Dr. Alan J. Lipman was also interviewed by BBC News on October 3, 2017 on the causes and consequences of the Las Vegas mass shootings.

Pamela Sardo, Pharm.D ’81 (PHR)

Pam Sardo, Pharm.D ’81 (PHR) currently employed as Senior Health Outcomes Liaison with Avanir Pharmaceuticals, volunteered after hurricane Harvey as a dispensing pharmacist in the NRG Center in Houston where 3000 displaced Texans were living. The make-shift pharmacy was staffed 24 hours a day and was stocked with donated medications mostly supplied from independent pharmacies. Emergency triage setting with volunteer physicians, nurses and pharmacists were providing patient care to address many acute care needs. Extremely rewarding experience.

Michael Horyczun ’81 (CLAS)

Michael Horyczun ’81 (CLAS) has been named Director of Communications for New Canaan Public Schools in New Canaan, Conn. In this position, he is responsible for developing and implementing the communication plan for the Board of Education and administration in one of the nation’s leading K-12 public school districts.

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.

Heidi (Forrest) Henaire ’02 MSW and Kristopher Henaire ’03 (CLAS), ’16 MBA

Heidi (Forrest) Henaire ’02 MSW and Kristopher Henaire ’03 (CLAS), ’16 MBA announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Grace. She joins two year old brother Colton. Heidi works for the State of Connecticut as an Education Consultant and Coordinator for Deaf Services and Kris is Director of College Counseling at Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury.