Class Notes

UConn sign

Received a promotion? Married your sweetie? Work got published? Tell us about it! We want to hear how Huskies like you are changing the world.

To tell us your news, simply fill out the submission form. You may be featured in the next issue of UConn Magazine alongside the accomplishments of your fellow alumni.

Barbara T. Burke ’87 (NUR)

Barbara T. Burke '87 (NUR) has joined the law firm Carlton Fields as a nursing consultant in the Hartford office. She is a member of the firm's Mass Tort and Product Liability practice group.

Susan Cragin ’76 ’86 (CLAS)

Susan Cragin '76 '86 (CLAS) was elected Merrimack County (New Hampshire) Registrar of Deeds for a term beginning January 2019.

Colleen Margaret Satterlee ’03 (NUR)

Colleen Margaret Satterlee passed away on December 12, 2018. Colleen earned her BSN at UConn went on to become a a Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology nurse. This was more than a career for Colleen, but a life-long calling to work with young children who were ill and battling diseases.

Joey L. Miranda ’00 (BUS)

Joey L. Miranda '00 (BUS) has been recognized by Client Choice as the exclusive 2019 winner in the Energy & Natural Resources category for Connecticut. Joey is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group.

William Edward Smart, Jr. ’60 (CLAS)

William Edward Smart, Jr. of Amalgamated Housing Cooperative in The Bronx, and formerly of Amherst, Virginia, died Saturday, February 9 at Montefiore Hospital. Bill was a well-respected poet and essayist, noted professor of Creative Writing and English Literature at Sweet Briar College, long-time director of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a founding member of Res Artis and Res Artis America, key advocates for artists colonies on an international and national basis.

Harold Haldeman ’74 (Law)

Harold Haldeman '74 (Law), a veteran Naval officer and family law attorney, was made partner at the Law Offices of Edward Nusbaum, a Westport-based family law practice.  Haldeman lives in Fairfield.

Thomas Welsh ’75 (BS, CLAS) ’80 (JD)

Thomas Welsh '75 (BS, CLAS) '80 (JD) has been appointed as the General Counsel of Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Americas, Inc. (“NSBA”), effective as of January 1, 2019. NSBA is a trading company dealing with ferrous & non-ferrous metals, food & machinery & equipment with headquarters office in Chicago & with offices in Pittsburgh, Houston, Los Angeles area & Mexico City, Mexico & has joint ventures & facilities throughout the United States & Mexico.

Tim Murray ’06 (CLAS) and Erica (Pachlhofer) Murray ’06 (BUS)

Tim Murray '06 (CLAS) and Erica (Pachlhofer) Murray '06 (BUS) welcomed twin girls, June and Abigail, on August 3, 2018

Jackie Burns ’02 (Fine Arts)

Jackie Burns '02 (Fine Arts) stars as Elphaba (The Wicked Witch Of The West) in Wicked The Musical at Hollywood Pantages Theatre Nov. 28th - Jan. 27th, 2019.

Dr. Derek McFerran ’06 (PharmD)

Dr. Derek McFerran '06 (PharmD) was honored with the 2018 President's Circle Award by Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) in Boston, MA for his significant contributions to the organization's pharmacy and clinical programs. Derek currently serves as the organization’s Director of Pharmacy, where his work has developed and shaped clinical pharmacy team roles and patient impact, helped increase patient care quality while closing gaps in care, and forged productive, cost-effective vendor or provider relationships. The award, which is the organization's highest employee honor, was presented by CCA's president and CEO at a luncheon ceremony in January.