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Spring 2021

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.

1980–1989

1985 | Alex Nakhimovsky

Alex Nakhimovsky (Hartt, M'88 Hartt) performed as part of the Hartford Public Library’s Baby Grand Jazz Series in January 2021. Nakhimovsky is a performer, recording artist, producer, composer and educator.

Don Allan '86

1986 | Don Allan 

Don Allan (Barney) has been named president and CFO at Stanley Black & Decker. Allan joined the company in 1999 as the director of financial planning before being appointed senior vice president and CFO in 2008, and most recently serving as executive vice president and CFO. Allan is chairman of the board for United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and also serves on the boards of several non-profits, including Junior Achievement of Southwest New England and Boy Scouts Connecticut Rivers Council.

Kevin Sarney '89

1989 | Kevin Sarney 

Kevin Sarney (Barney) has joined Charles River CFO, Inc. as the lead sciences practice leader and CFO. Sarney brings over 20 years of experience in public and private life sciences companies to the position and will lead the Charles River CFO team in providing strategic CFO, accounting, and tax services. 

Image from Charles River CFO, Inc.

1990–1999

Stuart Vorcheimer A'89 '91

1991 | Stuart Vorcheimer

Stuart Vorcheimer (A'89 Hillyer, Barney) has been promoted to market president and head of C&I Lending at Peapack-Gladstone Bank. In this role, Vorcheimer is responsible for leading the company’s team of commercial private bankers, and providing wealth and deposit solutions for commercial businesses in northern New Jersey and the Tri-State area. Vorcheimer has 27 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Image from Peapack-Gladstone Bank

1994 | George Chatziemmanouil

George Chatziemmanouil (A&S) has been appointed as the general manager for Lindos Grand Resort & Spa and Lindos Village Resort & Spa—both located in Rhodes, Greece. Chatziemmanouil brings over 20 years of experience to the role, working in renowned multinational and Greek hotel brands such as Marriot International, Carlson Rezidor, Rotana, Danat & Grecotel and more.

1995 | Carlo Guerrera

Carlo Guerrera (Barney, M'06 Barney) has joined LL Global, Inc. as a membership relationship director for its retirement business. Previously, Guerrera was head of Workplace Strategic Relationships for MassMutual and has also held multiple roles at The Hartford.

Alison Cerutti M'96

1996 | Alison Cerutti

Alison Cerutti (M Hartt) was featured in The Norwich Guidona student newspaper at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont where Cerutti has previously taught. The article chronicles Cerutti’s musical path and how she is adapting her craft during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Image from The Norwich Guidon

Latanya Farrell and Javier Colon

1997 | Latanya Farrell 

The West Hartford Commission on the Arts has launched a new initiative, the Artist Job Bank, to help provide support for artist. A group that has been particularly hard hit since the start of COVID-19. Latanya Farrell (ENHP) and Javier Colon '00 (Hartt), who are on the Commission and chair the Commission’s Artist Outreach Committee, were interviewed by We-Ha.com about the project.

Image by Maurice D. Robertson

2000–2010

2000 | Javier Colon

See Latanya Farrell '97

Marc Gosselin '00

2000 | Marc Gosselin 

Marc Gosselin (ENHP) accepted a four-year contract as the new superintendent of the Lenox Public School District. Gosselin has over 20 years of experience in education, previously serving in teacher, principal and central office administrative positions.

Image from The Berkshire Eagle

2001 | Sharon White

Sharon White (A&S) has joined Rock Creek Energy Group, LLP as a partner. Sharon is an attorney specializing in hydropower and electric regulatory issues.

2002 | Jon Gosselin

Jon Gosselin (A&S) has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the Dracut Police Department. Lt. Gosselin has been with the Dracut Police Department since 2007 and was promoted to sergeant in May 2017, along with being assigned as a patrol supervisor and field training officer program supervisor. In this new role, Gosselin will be the assigned shift commander for the overnight shift.

Tim Bayon '07

2007 | Tim Bayon

Tim Bayon (HAS) was identified by Graphic Design USA as a “person to watch”— 2021 GDUSA People to Watch, identifies a group of graphic designers who “embody the spirit of the creative community.” Bayon is a senior designer at the New York CBX office, where he leads all aspects of the creative process for clients like Clorox, J.M. Smucker, PepsiCo, Keurig Dr. Pepper and Procter & Gamble.

Image from GDUSA

Matt Glaeser '08

2008 | Matthew Glaeser

Matthew Glaeser (A&S) has joined the Sacramento Republic FC as an assistant coach. Glaeser is joining the coaching staff as a goalkeeper coach and will assist in the team’s preparation for the 2021 United Soccer League Championship (USLC) season.

Image from Sacrament Republic FC

2011–2019

2015 | Stephen Cusano

Parkville Sounds in Hartford, Conn. was featured in an article in the Hartford Courant. Within the article, Co-Founder Stephen Cusano (Hartt) was interviewed on the impact of the pandemic on the music industry and what Parkville Sounds has done to help musicians.

2016 | Chaz Davis

Chaz Davis (A&S) was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about visually impaired marathoners. Davis is a blind U.S. Paralympic runner and works as an adjustment to vision loss counselor at the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Chris Calderon '17

2017 | Chris Calderon

Chris Calderon (A'16 Hillyer, A&S) joined Stamford Downtown’s Ambassador and Environmental Maintenance Team as a social service outreach ambassador. In this role, Calderon will act as the primary liaison with people in the downtown Stamford area who may be in need of various forms of help.

Image from Stamford’s North Hamlet Hub

2020

2020 | Christopher Linke 

Christopher Linke (M A&S) had an article titled Recipe for Unity in Polarizing Times published in Forbes. Linke serves on the advisory board for the Georgia Diversity Council (GADC) and as the co-chair for the GADC communications committee as well. Linke is the regional 2nd vice president at Travelers Insurance in Alpharetta, G.A.

Weddings and Engagements

Allison Litera ’12

Allison Litera ’12 (HAS) wedded Nicholas Billeter in a small ceremony on Friday, October 30, 2020, at Hazardville United Methodist Church in Enfield, Conn. Allison is a digital content analyst at UMass Medical School-Baystate in Springfield, Mass., and Nicholas is a staff accountant at Cerrone, Graham, and Shepherd in Worcester, Mass. The two originally met as children and were reintroduced as adults in 2013. 

Image from Aleksandr Verbetsky Photography

Past Weddings and Engagements

Babies

Gouin baby
Laura Gouin (Squires) '13 (ENHP) and Alex Gouin '14 (Barney) welcomed Lianna Grace Gouin in June 2020!

Seen on Social

@HartfordPolice on Twitter: Chief Jesse Campbell became HPD’s first Black Chief in 1994. He was promoted from within the ranks and held many positions in the department. He has a Masters degree from @UofHartford, is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi and Hartford Guardians Inc. #BlackHistoryMonth

@universityofHartford on Instagram: Here is one of the cute #whodouhart stories that we received so far! Maggie Henschel ’13 and Alex Henschel ‘11 met at UHart in 2010. Maggie was a Freshman and Alex was a Junior. They both received their Master’s degrees from UHart as well. In 2015 they got married and now have one kid and a dog. “We love UHart and are so grateful for meeting there!,” says Maggie. @mhensch1027 @alexhenschel1 It is not too late to share your UHart story with us. Just send your information to uhartsocialmedia@gmail.com so we can feature you! #whodouhart #valentiensday #lovestories #college

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@hartfordartschool on Instagram: Hey HAS students, we hope that you have been able to get some rest on your break, but we can’t lie, we are pretty excited to see what you make in the coming semester! Safe travels to all of you who will be making your back to campus this week! Illustration by recent graduate, Sal Devito #illustration #picturebook #has #hartfordartschool #ct #staysafe #healthyhawks #maskup @saldevitoillustrations

@uhartalumni on Instagram: Alumni, volunteers, and staff had the privilege to join Dr. Yusef Salaam for a conversation following his presentation to the #UHart campus community this past week. Dr. Salaam left the group feeling inspired, encouraged, and hopeful as we continue to commit to action in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space. "When we can unify around things that connect us...we give ourselves the awesome opportunity to do the work we need to do." #UHartAlumni #UHart4Life

@universityofhartford on Twitter: Vin Baker ’93 finished his playing career at #UHart with 2,238 points, a school record that still stands. His jersey (#42) is the only one ever retired. He was the eighth player taken in the 1993 draft, selected by the Milwaukee Bucks #BlackHistoryMonth2020