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Winter 2022

See 1950–60s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020, Weddings and Engagements, Babies, or Seen on Social

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Maybe you recently got married or had a baby, celebrated a promotion or professional milestone, or had a gathering with some UHart friends. Whatever your news may be, share your UHart pride with your fellow alumni by submitting a class note, tagging us on social media, or using the hashtag #UHartAlumni. Select news and posts may be published in a future issue of H magazine.

1970–1979

1972 | Lois Jacobs

Lois Jacobs (ENHP) has served as the president of the Friends of the Nevins Library in Methuen, Mass. Jacobs became involved with the local library after retiring from Methuen Public Schools, where she worked as a school librarian.

1980–1989

1983 | David Miller

David Miller (M Barney) joined the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford in November 2021. Miller is an active community member—he has served several terms as a board member for Congregation Beth Israel, the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, and the West Hartford Pension Board.

1986 | Dionne Warwick

Dionne Warwick (Honorary) inspired an art exhibit in Newark, N.J. The exhibit Dionne Warwick: Queen of Twitter, curated by Souleo, showcased original artwork inspired by the tweets of Warwick. Read more about the exhibit.

1990–1999

1990 | Susan Montgomery

Susan Montgomery (HAS) started a new teaching position as a lecturer in art at Smith College in Northampton, Mass.

1993 | Steven Auerbach 

Steven Auerbach (M Barney) was appointed by Lightyear Capital as senior advisor to Lightyear Fund V, L.P. Auerbach brings more than 30 years of healthcare benefits experience to the position. Auerbach has held leadership positions at Alegeus, Connextions, UnitedHealth Group, ChannelPoint, and Cigna.

1995 | Phillip Boykin 

Phillip Boykin (Hartt) will join the cast of The Music Man on Broadway as Olin Britt. The Music Man began previews at the Winter Garden in December and opening night is scheduled for Feb. 10, 2022.

1996 | Matthew Dudack

Matthew Dudack (Hartt) and his wife, Laura, were featured in the Akron Beacon Journal about their return to the Akron Symphony. The Symphony reunited after 20 months apart on the E.J. Thomas Hall stage at the University of Akron. Dudack plays percussions and his wife plays viola. Read more about the Dudacks.

2000–2009

2005 | Gillian Galen

Gillian Galen (M A&S, D’09 A&S) co-authored a book titled, DBT for Dummies. Galen is a senior child and adolescent psychologist specializing in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

2007 | Edward Giannaros

Edward Giannaros (M Barney) won re-election to the Farmington, Conn. City Council. This will be his third term on Farmington’s City Council. Giannaros is a finance data engineer at Travelers.

2008 | Scott Greenberg

Scott Greenberg (Hartt) completed his graduate study program at New York University. Greenberg’s thesis, The Apparent Bias Against Comedic Popular Music, is a thorough investigation of why humorous art is often institutionally disregarded. The artistic portion of the project included an album of comedic songs released under the band name Scott Making Cents. The musical and written portions can be found on Greenberg’s website.

2010–2019

Brock Harris '11

2011 | Brock Harris

Brock Harris (Hartt) stars as the lead character in the western film, The Last Shootout. Harris owns his own movie production company and is a writer and director.

Image from Tulsa World

2011 | Sara Masiello

Sara Masiello (CETA) completed the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) to become a registered architect in Massachusetts. Masiello is currently a design project coordinator with Culter Associates in Worcester, Mass.

2011 | Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson (University Studies) was interviewed by Authority Magazine. In the interview, Wilson speaks about the future of the work environment, technology’s role and how COVID has impacted and will continue to change how people work in the future. Wilson is the chief digital strategist for Sheep Don’t Bark, a branding and marketing consulting business based in Chesire, Conn. Read the full interview.

2012 | William Dávila

William Dávila (D ENHP) has joined the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Approved Special Education Schools (MAAPS). Dávila is the CEO of the Children’s Study Home, a special education school in Springfield, Mass.

2016 | Emma Donnelly

Emma Donnelly (CETA) received one of the first Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship from Western University Engineering. Donnelly was profiled by Western Engineering about her experiences thus far. Donnelly received her master’s degree in 2020 from Western and is currently a PhD candidate at Western.

Gina Mazzadra M'18

2018 | Gina Mazzadra

Gina Mazzadra (M Barney) has joined Fuchs Financial as an associate financial advisor. Mazzadra brings more than eight years of experience in the financial industry to this position. Prior to this role, Fuchs was a client services associate at Morgan Stanley and a 401(k) plan manager with Voya Financial.

Aaliyah Booker '19

2019 | Aaliyah Booker

Aaliyah Booker (Hartt) completed her masters in violin, with distinction, at the University of Oxford.

2020–2021

2021 | Eddie Cruz Jr.

Eddie Cruz Jr. is featured in the television spot for Connecticut Office of Tourism marketing campaign, "The State I'm In." The campaign is focused on continued ecomonic recovery for Connecticut's tourism and encourages residents and visitors to explore Connecticut during the winter season. Watch Cruz in the ad.  

Weddings and Engagements

Kelly wedding

Arynn Rosenstein Kelly '17, M'19 (ENHP) and Mike Kelly ’18 (A&S) were married at Disney World on Nov. 19, 2021.

Pictured left to right: Ilena Rosenstein '04, '07, M'09; Shelby McKay '17; Julie Best '18; Arynn Rosenstein Kelly '17, M'19; Michael Kelly '18; Cami Soucy Garcia '17; and Tony Garcia '18

Daye wedding

David Daye '06 (Barney) and Natalie Daye were married on July 10, 2021.

Hannable wedding

Nicole (Demars) Hannable '18 M'20 (A&S) and Mark Hannable were married on Sept. 24, 2021.

Roberts wedding

Corinne Horanzy '17 (ENHP) and Ben Roberts '14 (ENHP) were married on Sept. 18, 2021 at Quidnessett Country Club in North Kingston, R.I.

Pictured left to right: Steven Florkiewicz '12, Zach Czaplicki '14, Shelby (Bissonnette) Czaplicki '14, Matt Kavulich '14, and Ian Muhlgeier '14

Kavulich wedding

Matt Kavulich '14 (Hartt) and Kelsey Kavulich were married on Aug. 14 in Stratford, Conn.

Pictured left to right Steven Florkiewicz '12, Ben Roberts '14, Zach Czaplicki '14, Matt Kavulich '14, Kelsey Kavulich, Shelby Bissonnette Czaplicki '14, Corinne Horany Roberts '17, and Muhlgeier '14

Past Weddings and Engagements

Babies

Foulkes baby
Kacey (Wilson) Foulkes '03 (Barney) and John Foulkes welcomed Emmett Conner on June 11, 2021.
Yung baby
Christa (Tubach) Yung '11 (HAS) and her husband, Curtis Yung, welcomed a son, Eugene Oliver Yung, on May 18, 2021.
Sophia Olsen Baby
Sophia Olsen Ponichtera M'16 (A&S) and Jason Ponichtera welcomed a baby girl Athena on Aug. 9, 2021.
Pollock baby

Jillian (Ziman) Pollock '07 (ENHP) and Steven Pollock welcomed a baby girl Audrey Marie on May 17, 2021. She joins her big brother Adam who is four.

Seen on Social

@uhartalumni: Congratulations to Keebler and owner Becca Adams ‘16 on winning our #UHartPawlidays2021 competition! @becca__adams, one of our team members will be emailing you to send you your #UHartSwag. Keep an eye out for a message! Thank you to everyone who shared their festive furry friends with us! #UHartPawlidays #UHart4Life #UHartAlumni #FestivePets #UHartPets #UHartSwag

Voting closes for #UHartPawlidays in just a couple days—make sure to cast your vote in our #UHartPawlidays2021 Facebook album (link in bio) with a like! Deck your family pet in their most festive attire for a chance to win some #UHartSwag. Winner will be announced on Dec. 22. Here's some ins-paw-ration! #UHart4Life #UHartAlumni #UHartPets #FesitiveFriends #FurryFriends