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Tom Feige ’05 (CLAS) and Katelyn (Pelletier) Feige ’08 (CLAS)

Tom Feige '05 (CLAS) and his wife, Katelyn (Pelletier) Feige '08 (CLAS), welcomed a son, Thomas Richard Feige III, into the world in October. The couple, married in 2014, lives in Beacon Falls, Connecticut.

Andrew Tuitt ’13 (CLAS)

Andrew Tuitt ’13 (CLAS) published his first book, My Mathematical Proof of God’s Existence. It is available in print on Andrew currently lives in Connecticut with his family.

Sarah LaRose ’07 (CAHNR), ’08 MA (Neag)

Sarah LaRose '07 (CAHNR), '08 MA (Neag) recently completed her PhD in Agricultural Education at the University of Florida after teaching high school agricultural education at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut for seven years. In August 2018 she began a position as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

Jacqueline McLean ’92 (SSW)

On December 18, 2018 Jacqueline McLean ’92 (SSW) was a featured guest on the 6th annual NightSide non-profits show hosted by Dan Rea on WBZ-AM radio in Boston.  Jacqueline is the co-founder of NFL Speaks, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. NFL Speaks' mission is to develop, recruit and maintain a highly-skilled national network of behavioral health professionals to offer a model of care that responds to the unique mental health needs of retired professional football players and other professional athletes and to reduce the stigma that perpetuates the silent crisis of men's mental health.

Jon Dahlquist ’05 (MA, Neag) ’03 (BS, Neag)

Jon Dahlquist '05 (MA, Neag) '03 (BS, Neag) has been named as the first Dean of Wellness and Athletics at East Catholic High School. Dahlquist brings more than 10 years of full-time educational experience to the position. Dahlquist previously served as Associate Athletic Director for Towson University in Maryland. He has also held a position as Director of Football Operations at the University of Connecticut.

Tom Ingrassia ’75 (CLAS)

Tom Ingrassia's '75 (CLAS)  book, Reflections Of A Love Supreme: Motown Through The Eyes Of Fans, was recently honored by the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs with its Pinnacle Award as the Best Musical History Book of The Year. This is the second award for Reflection, which was named Best Music Book by the National Indie Excellence Awards. Ingrassia's first book, One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams, is currently being adapted as a documentary film, due out in late 2019.

Grace Festa ’04 (CLAS)

Grace Festa '04 (CLAS), Business Development Manager at the Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (GRP), earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), an international recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

Courtney Lundgren Connors ’04 (BUS)

Courtney Lundgren Connors '04 (BUS) has been named Grand Marshal of the 2019 Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Dr. Raghu Savalgi MD, PhD (BUS)

Dr. Raghu Savalgi MD, PhD (BUS) along with his wife Dr.Vani Savalgi MD and son Praveen Savalgi BSc, MBA founded the SPLAR Foundation and launched the Savalgi Nutritional Center, which provides protein rich powder for children to mix with their drink,  and the Savalgi Creative Innovation, an educational center with many branches providing education in Business Management and Information technology.