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David Sedacca '11

David A. Sedacca '11

David A. Sedacca, co-founder of Pasta Life, started his business, quite literally, after a night out. "I knew I had the determination, curiosity, and willingness to put the effort in to build something of my own."

Kyle Corbliss '20

Kyle Corbliss '20

Kyle Corbliss '20 started "Remember Country Music" in 2020 during the pandemic. Inspried by his love of country music and songwriting, Kyle now has 150 episodes where he has created genuine friendships with artists he believes will one day be household names.

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3Peat Podcast

When college friends, Josh Fromowitz '21, Alex Kassel '21, Steven Bonazzo '22, and Tj Hummel '21, took Professor Abe Hefter's podcasting class, they never expected a global pandemic to take away their opportunity to be sports reporters for the Hartford Wolfpack. Undeterred, they combined their love for sports and their podcasting knowledge to form the 3Peat Podcast.

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Anthony Videira '15

Alum-Owned Business Spotlight

Anthony Videira '15 started Chartreuse on the Loose as a way to start making stickers for his laptop and now has done over 17, 000 sales. "I am so excited that I was able to turn this little hobby that I had into a full-time business, shipping all over the world."

Mimi Gonzalez A'15 '17 M'18

Mimi Gonzalez A'15 '17 M'18

Good Trouble Spotlight

“Finding equitable solutions where everyone can feel validated, seen, supported, and heard” is what “good trouble” means to Mimi Gonzalez A'15 '17 M'18. From open mic nights at UHart to sharing the stage with President Obama, Mimi has made an impact on the world around her. 

Dartray Belk '07

Dartray Belk '07

Good Trouble Spotlight

The passion for community building has always been an inherent part of Dartray Belk’s life. Belk first became interested in law enforcement in high school, and, as a student in UHart’s College of Arts and Sciences, he pursued studies in criminal justice. 

Tom Atwood '00

Tom Atwood '00

Alum-Owned Business Spotlight

Tom Atwood '00 is the owner of Better Balance Physical Therapy LLC, which was formed in August 2016 to provide one-on-one care to maximize a client's wellness. Better Balance was created for better physical balance, but also to balance the growth of an individual in all aspects.

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Andréa Hawkins M'08

Alum-Owned Business Spotlight

Andréa Hawkins M’08 is the owner of Berkins Blend Cafe in Glastonbury, Conn. Andréa and her husband, Doug Barber, started their business in 2014 after leaving corporate America.

Jolie Rocke '89

Jolie Rocke '89

Good Trouble Spotlight

“Making a difference using positive powers to resist injustice…”—that’s what “good trouble” means to Jolie Rocke ’89. Her experiences while a UHart student shaped her beliefs and taught her the importance of nonviolent, peaceful protest and standing up for what is right.

Abhijit Sonagara M'10

Abhijit Sonagara M'10

Alum-Owned Business Spotlight

Abhijit Sonagara M’10 is the owner of Adosphere India—a communication technology company. Abhijit’s passion for communication and advertising combined with his entrepreneurial spirit led to him founding a successful communication company in India.

Taylor Scyocurka '13

Taylor Scyocurka '13

Alum-Owned Business Spotlight

Taylor Scyocurka ’13 is the president of Green Earth Roofing Solutions, a full-service construction company specializing in commercial, industrial, and residential roofing; solar energy solutions; general construction; and environmental remediation. After working in the renewable energy field for a few years, Taylor saw an opportunity to go into the roofing industry.

Mike Burchard '08

Mike Burchard '08

Alum-Owned Business Spotlight

Mike Burchard ’08 owner of B_Entertained DJ's and More. Mike started his business as a side hustle in high school and it has grown to be an industry leader. 

Naomi Lerner Tussin '77

Naomi Lerner Tussin '77

Alum-Owned Business Spotlight

Naomi Lerner Tussin '77 is the owner of Naomi Jewelry. After a successful career in advertising, Naomi turned her focus to creating beautiful pieces of jewelry.

Dan Blanchard

Dan Blanchard M'95

Social Media Spotlight

Dan Blanchard M'95 never thought he would become a published author, but with a push from his students, he decided to tackle writing a book. Since then, he has written 30 books! 

Melinda Robidoux

Melinda Robidoux '88

Alum-Owned Business Spotlight

Melinda is the owner of Circa Antiques & Collectibles located in the heart of Old Wethersfield, Conn. The shop was born from her mother's love of antiques and her desire to honor her and their shared appreciation for all things vintage.

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Gino Cordone '14

Alum-Owned Business Spotlight

Gino's business, Pleasant Podcasts, is a podcast production company that helps people record, edit, and create their podcasts. He started Pleasant Podcasts in January 2018, first only editing podcasts but since then have expanded his services.

Rob Dozier

Rob Dozier '17

Hawk Migration Week Spotlight

Did you know a red-tailed hawk has a wing span of 3.5 feet to almost 5 feet? Talk about spreading your wings and flying! And speaking of stretching out and testing your abilities, Rob Dozier '17 is showing us how his UHart experience helped give him the confidence he needed to soar after college.

Crissi Dalfonzo

Crissi Dalfonzo '11

 Hawk Migration Week Spotlight

When she’s not out hawk-watching, you can also find Crissi working as the assistant director of Cornell’s LGBT Resource Center—a career she was ready for after her UHart experience as an RA. “Being an RA not only revealed student affairs as a career path, but instilled a deep love for the work, which has led to a master’s degree in higher education and nearly 10 years of experience in the field.”  

Emily Meachon

Emily Meachon '16

Hawk Migration Week Spotlight

Perhaps one of the reasons the red-tailed hawk is so common is that they are very adaptable to many different environments, including woodlands, deserts, forests, and even along busy roadsides. Alumni like Emily Meachon '16 also found themselves easily adapting to a new environment in Germany, making big career moves while keeping in touch with great friends from UHart.

 

Jackie Tamburri

Jackie Tamburri '15

Hawk Migration Week Spotlight

Red-tailed hawks put on amazing, aerial displays during courtships and mate for life. While we're not sure about the aerial displays, we do know that friendships born at UHart last, and those connections support our alumni throughout their personal and professional lives. The connections Jackie Tamburri '15 made while at UHart allowed her to move to Western Australia with her partner and pursue her career.

 

Josephine Garcia

Josephine Garcia '20

Hawk Migration Week Spotlight

Some believe the spirit of the hawk has a special meaning. It represents a guide on your path, an ability to see things from a higher perspective, or offer a sense of focus and purpose as you work towards your goals. Josephine Garcia ’20 credits the people at UHart for helping her grow into a better person and encouraging her to achieve more than she ever thought. Our Hawks are fortunate to have incredible faculty and staff guiding them along their journey at UHart, allowing them to excel once they leave the UHart nest. 

jimmy Slayton

Jimmy Slayton '20

Hawk Migration Week Spotlight

Red-tailed hawks are known for their hunting skills. Our UHart alumni hunt down their dreams. Jimmy Slayton '20 was able to make his dreams a reality this past year when he signed with the Real Monarchs to play professional soccer. 
Yavana Ganesh

Yavana Ganesh '20

Hawk Migration Week Spotlight

Like other members of the raptor family, female red-tailed hawks are significantly larger than their male counterparts. Hawk Girl Power! UHart is proud of all of the amazing women in our alumni community who, like Yavana Ganesh '20 are demonstrating that our female Hawks have tremendous power to change the world, and help show other women how to find their wings and fly!