May 2019 Class Notes

Do you have news to share?

See 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, Weddings, or Hawk Hatchlings.


1965: Mike Eagle

The Art Guild of Middletown hosted its 16th Annual Juried Exhibition at Wesleyan University and Mike Eagle (HAS) of Old Saybrook was the juror. A former illustrator at Aetna, he served three years in the military before working as a freelance illustrator for companies such as The Hartford, Argosy, and Random House.

John Danaher
1966: John Danaher

John Danaher (M ENHP) of West Hartford, Conn., a 97-year old WWII Bronze Star veteran, was the Grand Marshall at the 2019 West Hartford Memorial Day parade. After enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1942, he rose to the rank of captain. Danaher worked for the F.B.I. after his service and later was president of Danaher investigations.


Michael Troisi
1982: Michael A. Troisi

The prestigious Legal 500 recommended Rivkin Radler Partner Michael A. Troisi (A&S) of Plainview, N.Y. in the "industry focus: insurance—advice to insurers" category. He handles a wide range of first-party and property insurance issues. Before Rivkin Radler, Troisi was a prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, N.Y.


1990: Dave Cappellina

Alvarez & Marsal has added Dave Cappellina (M Barney) of Silver Spring, Md., as managing director of its Washington, D.C. office. He is a forensic accountant with 30 years of experience. Prior to joining A&M, Cappellina served as managing director at KMPG and Ernst & Young.

1990: Selette Jones-Jemison

Senior Institutional Investment Consultant Selette Jones-Jemison (Barney) of Bloomfield, Conn., served on a money panel as part of the 14th Annual Women in Business Summit held in Hartford in May. She has spent the last 10 years at Edward Jones.

1991: Michael Daglio

Make-A-Wish Connecticut has added Michael Daglio (ENHP) of Pound Ridge, N.Y., to its board of directors. He is Hartford HealthCare (HHC) senior vice president and president of HHC’s Fairfield Region and Chief Transition Officer. Prior to his appointment at HHC, Daglio served as an executive with the Western Connecticut Health Network.

Greg Beebe
1992: Greg Beebe profiled Greg Beebe (Ward) of Ivoryton, Conn. He is director of professional audio at Sennheiser, an audio company specializing in the design and production of a wide range of high fidelity products. Beebe has been with Sennheiser for almost 20 years. In his current role, he is responsible for the professional audio business unit.

Richard Martin
1992: Richard Martin

RentPath, a leading digital marketing solutions company that empowers people to find apartments and houses for rent, announced it has hired Richard Martin (M Barney) of Churchville, Pa., as chief financial officer. He most recently served as CFO of Symphony Health Solutions. Martin has also held the CFO position at Delta Career Education Corporation.

1996: Sean O'Shea

Newcomer Sean O’Shea (M ENHP) of Northborough, Mass., successfully ran for a spot on the Northborough Regional School Committee. He had served on the regional school committee as an appointed member the previous three months. The 27-year educator is currently the principal at the Mary Rowlandson School in Lancaster, Mass.

Back to top


2000: ANdrew Lattimer

Andrew Lattimer (M Barney) of Windsor, Conn., has been appointed to the position of office managing partner for blumshapiro’s Connecticut offices. He will oversee the operations in three offices and serve on the firm's management committee.

2003: Deena Kimiatek

Deena Kimiatek (ENHP), (M'05 ENHP) of Jersey City, N.J. participated in a special segment that appeared on the Today Show this spring. She was a treating physical therapist during the piece which focused on postpartum women's health and pelvic floor issues. Deanna works as a PT at 5 Point Physical Therapy in New York.

Bokani Mtengi
2004: Bokani Mtengi

Bokani Mtengi (CETA) of Pitsane, Palapye, Botswana returned to her home country to work as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering at Botswana International University of Science and Technology.

2008: Jason Anick

Violinist Jason Anick (CETA) of Kittery, Maine and pianist Matt DeChamplain '10 (Hartt) of Berlin, Conn., teamed up for a celebration of the music of two jazz legends, violinist Stephane Grappelli and pianist Oscar Peterson, at The Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine in May. DeChamplain is a seasoned performance artist while Anick, one of the youngest professors at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, is considered a rising star in the world of jazz violin and mandolin.

2008: Courtney Gomez

Norwich Free Academy hired former Hawk standout Courtney Gomez (ENHP), (D'10 ENHP) of Old Lyme, Conn., as its new girls basketball coach. As a guard at Hartford, she helped the Hawks to three NCAA tournament appearances. Gomez is an NFA alumna and former All-State performer. She works as a physical therapist for Kindred at Home in Old Saybrook.

2009: Christopher Bruno

Christopher Bruno (Barney) of Hoboken, N.J., director of strategic products for Aon's cyber solution's group, hosted a video distributed on social media promoting the benefits of the company's most recent product, CyQu, a cyber security assessment tool. He has been with Aon for two years, and was with the Deluxe and NCR corporations before that.

Back to top


Sam and Zach Dunn
2010: Matt DeChamplain

See Jason Anick '08 (Hartt).

2011: Sam and Zach Dunn

Twin brothers Sam Dunn (Barney) of Wilbraham, Mass., and Zach Dunn (University Studies) of Somerville, Mass., were credited in an article on for being among the founders of Robin Powered, Inc. Robin helps companies coordinate workplace scheduling and meeting management.

2013: Lee White

Artist and illustrator Lee White (M HAS) of Franklin, Tenn., was featured in as one of the artists taking part in Franklin's May Arts Scene, a monthly exhibit of local artists' works. He has illustrated about 25 children's books and is currently teaching through the Society of Visual Storytelling, an online art school.

2015: Mike Casey

Saxophonist Mike Casey (Hartt) of Storrs, Conn., was interviewed in an article on on the growth of jazz as a streaming option. He was also quoted on the same subject on The artist recently released his second album, Stay Surprising Live at the Side Door.

MaryJo Archambault
2016: MaryJo Archambault

MaryJo Archambault (D ENHP) of Windsor Locks, Conn., is the 2019 recipient of the Social Justice Community Award for Outstanding Faculty at Southern Connecticut State University. She was recognized, in part, for her efforts in fostering diversity, inclusion, and accessibility among students, faculty, and staff.

2016: Juwan Crawley

Playhouse on the Park's education department, Playhouse Theatre Academy, welcomed Juwan Crawley (Hartt) of Brooklyn, N.Y. in July for The Characters in Me as part of its Adult Master Class Series. He is a noted Broadway performer, has appeared on the Netflix show The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and released his EP, Becoming, this spring.

2017: Luca Antonucci

The Manchester Symphony and Chorale in Manchester, Conn., appointed Luca Antonucci (M Hartt) of Watertown, Mass., as its orchestra music director. He made his official debut as director at MSOC’s final concert of the 2018–19 season. Broadway, Beatles, and Beyond!, a Pops concert, held in June.

2017: Kylie Hoang

Kylie Hoang (ENHP) of West Hartford, Conn., earned a master's degree from the Physician Assistant Studies Program at the University of Saint Joseph this spring. She was quoted in an article in and credited a shadowing experience as an undergraduate while at UHart as the one of the reasons for her career choice.

Back to top


Tilley wedding

Brian Tilley '08 (Barney) and Emily Reynolds of West Hartford, Conn. were married April 27, 2019 at St. Alphonsus Liguori Church in Pittsford, Vt. The reception was held at Mountain Top Inn and Resort in Crittenden, Vt. Tilley is a former lacrosse player at University of Hartford, and is currently an admissions representative at a local vocational school.



Warren Lane '11 (Barney) and his wife, Lauren, of Millis, Mass., welcomed their first child, Charlotte Grace Lane, on May 21, 2019. He is a former UHart student-athlete. Warren is a research analyst with the firm IDC in Framingham, Mass.

Back to top