Class Notes

Fall 2022 

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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 or tagging us on social media. Select news and posts may be published in a future issue of H magazine.


1985 | Keith Rhoden Jr.

Keith Rhoden Jr. & Paul KelleherKeith Rhoden Jr. (HAS) married Paul Kelleher on April 16, 2022.

1991 | Mark Penta

Illustrator Mark Penta (HAS) signed a three book publishing deal to co-create and illustrate the Totally Weird Activity Books kids series. The first two books were released in Oct. 2022. A third book will be released in April 2023. Learn more about Penta.

1995 | Dan Blanchard

dan-blanchard.jpgDan Blanchard (ENHP) published a memoir. It's available for purchase on Amazon.




1998 | Russell Shannon

Dr. Russell Shannon (CETA) has been selected as a Technical Fellow of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) in the field of cyber security research and development. This honor is reserved for the top 0.75% of NAWCAD engineering staff.

2007 | Jessica Fine Sowalsky

jessica sowalsky baby.jpgDr. Jessica Fine Sowalsky ('05 Hillyer, '07 A&S) and her husband, Dr. Adam Sowalsky welcomed their third child, a baby girl, Raya Sara Sowalsky, on Sept. 7, 2022.




2008 | Scott Greenberg

Scott Greenberg (Hartt) released a 3rd full-length album, under the Scott Making Cents moniker, titled Sad Songs that Suck on Oct. 21, 2022. It is a collection of fun and funny indie rock songs and is available on all major streaming services.

2008 | Teresa Calendrillo-Fuller

Teresa Calendrillo-Fuller (ENHP) was promoted to the Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services of the Fairfield Region of Hartford Healthcare at the only magnet organization of HHC, St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT in July 2022. 

2009 | Donna Breitbart

Donna Breitbart & Brian AndersonDonna Breitbart (A&S) and Brian Anderson celebrated their marriage on July 30 at Summer Starr Ranch in Helena, MT.






2009 | Burak Konuk

Burak Konuk (M Barney & M CETA) was named the Traffic Design Section Manager in the Tampa, FL office of HDR, one of the world's leading global design firms specializing in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services.

2010 | Ariana Straznicky

Ariana Straznicky and groupAriana Straznicky (Hartt) performed in a custom string orchestra for the British Consulate's celebration in honor of The Queen's Jubliee with her wedding music business, Ariana Strings. They have most recently won The Knot's Best of Weddings, Wedding Wire's Couple's Choice Award, and Hartford Courant's Best of Hartford.



2013 | Stephanie Hanson

Stephanie HansonStephanie Hanson (ENHP) took home 3 gold medals for the USA in the 2022 IPL Drug Tested World Powerlifting Championships in Gold Coast, Australia.





 2015 | Kaitlin Cuas

kaitlin-cuas.jpgKaitlin Cuas (ENHP) was recognized through a citation by the CT General Assembly for a being a tireless advocate for the Public Health of CT's Residents and the Nursing Profession from State Representative Gary Turco.






2017 & 2018 | Arynn Rosenstein Kelly & Michael Kelly

arynn rosenstein Kelly baby.jpgArynn Rosenstein Kelly ('17, M19) and Michael Kelly ('18) welcomed a baby, Charlotte Adeline Kelly, on Nov. 27, 2022.