Ariel Grossman ’10 (BUS) and Geoffrey Winkley ’11 (ENG & BUS)
Ariel Grossman ’10 (BUS) married Geoffrey Winkley ’11 (ENG & BUS) on November 3, 2018 in Baltimore, MD where they live. The wedding party was full of other UConn Huskies including Emily Kozak ’10, Ilana Eides ’11, Lyndsey Sonkin ’10, Kevin McQuade ’11, Joshua Lesse ’11, and Will Carnes ’11.
Brendan Crouse ’11 (BUS) and Holly Sansolo ’11 (CLAS)
Brendan Crouse ’11 (BUS) and Holly Sansolo ’11 (CLAS) married in Middletown, CT on November 24th, 2018. The couple now lives in Norwalk, CT. Brendan works for Pepperidge Farm located in Norwalk and Hollywork for Indeed.com, located in Stamford. Brendan is currently pursuing his MBA at the UConn Stamford campus and is an adjunct professor teaching OPIM 3103.
Laura Vargo ’11 (CLAS) and Jeff Petrower ’11 BS ’11 MS (BUS)
On Saturday, October 20, 2018, Laura Vargo ’11 (CLAS) married Jeff Petrower ’11 BS ’11 MS (BUS).
Bridal party also included Matron of Honor Elyssa (Shildneck) Kelly ’11 (CLAS), Maid of Honor Allison Gale ’11 (CLAS), Bridesmaid Abbey (Williams) Farrell ’11 (Nursing), Groomsman Ben Hochron ’11 (NUS), and Groomsman Dorian Bramarov ’12 (CLAS).
Both Elyssa and Abbey married UConn gents themselves and Dorian recently married a UConn gal, so it was about time that Jeff and I tied the knot! UConn couples are the best couples.
Charles Buder ’06 (BUS) and Emma Buder ’07 (ED), ’08 MS
Charles Buder ’06 (BUS) and Emma Buder ’07 (ED), ’08 MS welcomed their daughter Iona Sophia Buder on March 28, 2018. Charles and Emma were married on July 30, 2016.
Jeffrey Andriesse ’96 (CLAS) and Nicole Miezejeski ’95 (CLAS)
Jeffrey Andriesse ’96 (CLAS) was married to Nicole Miezejeski ’95 (CLAS) on April 21st in Lauderdale-By-the-Sea, Fla. While Jeff & Nicole were one year apart at UConn with the same major, they did not meet until matched completely randomly through an online dating service in August of 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla, where Jeff works as a graphic designer and Nicole as a speech language pathologist.
Holly Wonneberger ’14 (CLAS) and Chris De Marchis ’13 (CLAS)
Holly Wonneberger ’14 (CLAS) and Chris De Marchis ’13 (CLAS), both English majors, got engaged at UConn on November 18, 2017. They will be getting married July 20, 2019. They met in the fall of 2011, when they were both enrolled in back-to-back English courses: Honors Medieval Literature and Intro to Literary Theory. They were close friends through the rest of their time at UConn, including taking Gina Barreca’s Advanced Creative Writing seminar together.
After graduating in 2013, Chris took a graduate publishing course at Columbia University’s School of Journalism and started a career in publishing at Rodale Books in New York City. After Holly graduated in 2014, they started dating, but Holly then moved to Washington, D.C. to start law school at Georgetown University. After three years of being in a long distance relationship, during which they each moved three times, and Chris went back to school to earn his Master’s in the Teaching of English from Columbia University’s Teachers College, they both moved back to Connecticut.
On November 18, 2017, after taking a walk around campus, including their old classrooms in CLAS (now the Austin building), Chris proposed to Holly on the quad of South Campus where Holly lived as a student, and Chris would walk her to after class.