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Dan M. Blumenthal ’78 (CLAS)

Dan M. Blumenthal '78 (CLAS) has joined the law firm of Wenig Saltiel, LLP, Brooklyn, N.Y. as Special Counsel, where he concentrates in the area of general real estate and landlord/tenant litigation including mortgage and condominium lien foreclosure at both the trial and appellate level, as well as negotiating commercial leases. In addition, since 2014, Dan authors the expert Practice Commentaries for Thomson Reuters’ 'McKinney's Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated' Volumes 49 (Real Property Law) and 49½ (Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law).

Fred Kuo ’90 (CLAS)

Fred Kuo '90 (CLAS) was appointed senior associate director of the annual fund at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn.

Dorothy Carlone ’01 MBA

Dorothy Carlone '01 MBA received the Small Business Award from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development on Aug 23,2017 at the Women's Day Luncheon at the Connecticut Open from Commissioner Catherine H. Smith and Mayor Toni N. Harp. This award was for Excellence in Precision Manufacturing. Dorothy is Vice President of General Machine Company in Southington, Conn.

Kelley (Leahy) Hill ’80 (CAHNR) ’94 MS

Kelley (Leahy) Hill '80 (CAHNR) '94 MS is the Head of Global Medical Writing at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with rare and ultra-rare disorders. Her early career included 17 years as the Manager of Biology Lab Services at UConn Storrs. After completion of an MS in Pharm/Tox, she shifted career focus to bench research and drug development project management in several biotech and pharma companies that has matured to her current role, leading clinical writing efforts to support drug development from first-in-human to life cycle management of marketed products. She is an active member of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, and also supports the Open Door food bank that serves Cape Ann (Massachusetts) communities.

Sharon (Healy) Yang ’95 Ph.D

Sharon (Healy) Yang '95 Ph.D had two works published int 2016/17. In 2016, she co-edited and contributed to the academic collection of essays "Gothic Landscapes: Changing Eras, Changing Cultures, Changing Anxieties" (Palgrave), with Kathleen Healey '85 (CLAS) '88 MA. She also published the sequel to her first novel, "Bait and Switch", in 2017, "Letter from a Dead Man" (TouchPoint Press), another mystery in the noir mode.

Jessica Pisano ‘12 (CLAS) and Chris Machado ‘12 (CLAS)

Jessica Pisano ‘12 (CLAS) and Chris Machado ‘12 (CLAS) married on July 6,2017 in N.J. surrounded by family, friends, and many lifelong huskies. Honeymooned In St. Lucia and building a home in South Jersey.

Elizabeth J. Podlaha-Murphy ’86 (ENG), ’89 MS

Elizabeth J. Podlaha-Murphy '86 (ENG), '89 MS is proud to announce her recent appointment as Chair of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.

Erica (Mason) McQuade ’11 (CLAS) and Kevin McQuade ’11 (CLAS)

Erica (Mason) McQuade '11 (CLAS) and Kevin McQuade '11 (CLAS) were married September 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C. with their alumni-filled wedding party, friends, and family by their sides.

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.