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November 2017 Class Notes

SUBMIT CLASS NOTES

1940s

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1990s

2000s

2010s

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1940-1949   

1943: ELIZABETH WARNER PARANOV  
Elizabeth Warner Paranov (HARTT), deceased, was one of 12 people announced in November as members of the inaugural class of The Hartt School Hall of Fame. The other alum among the group was EDWARD DIEMENTE ’48 (HARTT) of Hartford, Conn. The additional honorees were Alfred C. Fuller H’52, Julius Hartt, Moshe Paranov, Primrose Fuller, Samuel Berkman, Irene Kahn, Elemer Nagy, Ray Hanson, Jackie McLean H’97, and Manuel Wilhelm.

1948: EDWARD DIEMENTE  
See ELIZABETH WARNER PARANOV '43

1970-1979

1973: KEITH BROWN
Gay Spirit, produced by Keith Brown (A&S) of Hartford, Conn., is the longest continuously running LGBT radio show. This Thanksgiving the show celebrated 38 consecutive years broadcasting from UHart’s campus (91.3 FM). The show is currently receiving national attention and recognition. Ira Revels, project manager for the Gay Spirit Radio Archive Project, was invited to present at the Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force Conference this past fall.

1973: IRA SCHWARTZ
Ira Schwartz (A&S) of Bethesda, Md., has received the Pure Science Sigma Xi Award in recognition of his extensive contributions to the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems and nonlinear science. He works at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

1973: RICHARD WILSON
The Daily Gate City in Keokuk, Iowa, has added Richard Wilson (HARTT) of Hamilton, Ill., as a staff writer. Wilson moved to Hamilton after retiring from the U.S. Army as a sergeant major after 30 years of service. While in the Army, he wrote extensively in his career field. He was a narrator in German, French and English, and traveled extensively throughout Europe during the 10 years he lived there.

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1980–1989

1980: NINA SIDELLsidell
Nina Sidell (A&S), M’84 (A&S) of Maple Green, Pa., who is a therapist, life coach and speaker, is also the author of the award-winning and celebrity-endorsed book, Parenting for Life. Her work can be seen on the following web site, liveInspiredwithNina.com.

1983
An Alumni and Friends Tribute to Hartt composition faculty member James Sellars took place in early December in the Lincoln Theatre on campus. Alumni participants included MARTHA SUMMA-CHADWICK (HARTT) of Chattanooga, Tenn., BLYTHE TRETICK ’84 (HARTT) of Phoenix, Ariz., and JONATHAN HAYS ’94 (HARTT), THOMAS SCHUTTENHELM M’94 (HARTT), D’99 (HARTT) of Rocky Hill, Conn., and MOISES BERTRAN M’95 (HARTT), D’01 (HARTT) of Bogota, Columbia.

1984: STEVEN DIGIORGIOdigiorgio
Despite a degree in engineering, Steven DiGiorgio (WARD) of Lido Beach, N.Y., opened Steve’s Bagel Shop in Manchester, Conn., in 2015.

1986: DOUG DOMIAN
Rockville High School (Rockville, Conn.) inducted its 2017 Hall of Fame Class and former Hawk Doug Domian (BARNEY) of Tolland, Conn., was among those honored. An All-State selection in golf, he also played basketball at Rockville. Domian is the only two-time All-American in the history of UHart men’s golf.

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1989: LISA C. RICCIOriccio
Robinson+Cole promoted lawyer Lisa C. Riccio (BARNEY) of Avon, Conn., to counsel. She handles financial matters related to affordable housing and commercial real estate transactions as a member of the firm’s Real Estate + Development group. Riccio works in the Hartford office.

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1990-1999

milio1991: VANESSA MILIO
No More Solutions, a Cockeysville, Md.-based non-profit that brings hope and healing to victims of childhood sexual abuse, has appointed Vanessa Milo (HAS) of Baltimore, Md., as executive director. She brings more than 20 years of experience in developing high-level strategy and big picture solutions to non-profits and corporations as an executive and consultant. Most recently, she was the president and CEO of the Hartford County Chamber of Commerce in Belcamp, Md.

1993: PETER BOYER
Peter Boyer M (HARTT), D’95 (HARTT) of Altadena, Calif., has recently had several high-profile performances of his concert music performed by some of America’s major orchestras. Among them, Silver Fanfare opened the season at the Hollywood Bowl with The Moody Blues, Rolling River was performed by the National Symphony Orchestra on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and the Dream of America was played to a standing ovation at Carnegie Hall. Boyer’s newly commissioned work, Cause of Free, is being premiered and recorded by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. . 

1996: KEVIN GROZIO
Fallon Health has named Kevin Grozio (BARNEY) of Wilbraham, Mass., as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He has more than 20 years of experience working in actuarial services within the health insurance industry. Previously he served as vice president, underwriting and actuarial services, and was an active member of the finance leadership team.

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2000-2009

2001: TRACEY G. GOVEgove
West Hartford (Conn.) police chief Tracey G. Gove M (BARNEY) of Farmington, Conn., retired after 22 years with the Department. He spent the last six years as chief. Gove will move on to a position with The Travelers as director of corporate security where he will oversee security operations in the Greater Hartford area and partner with Internal Investigations and Executive Protection.

2001: ORIN WOLF
The Hartford Courant featured producer Orin Wolf (HARTT) of Silver Spring, Md., in an article documenting The Band’s Visit’s circuitous journey from Hartford to Broadway. The musical is a new hit on Broadway and he was instrumental in developing the project. Wolf produced the Broadway musicals Once, Beautiful, and the revival of Fiddler on the Roof.

2004: JOEY BATTAGLIA
Joey Battaglia (ENHP) of Hartford, Conn., has gained a great deal attention as a performer, teacher and community activist. He is a hip-hop artist who has also taught at Hartford Public High School for more than a decade. He was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2013 and has performed numerous concerts to benefit the homeless.

2004: MICHAEL BRANDAbanda
Michael Branda (A&S) of Newington, Conn. was elected to the Newington Board of Education. He works as the manager, national signature events, at the ALS Association.

2004: KELLY KARL
Kelly Karl M (A&S), D’08 (A&S) of West Roxbury, Mass., is heavily involved with the March of Dimes. She headed the family committee for the Boston March for Babies last year and has raised in excess of 50K for the organization the past four years.

2006: ROSS LEVTOW
Ross Levtow A’05 (HILLYER), (A&S) of Great Neck, N.Y., created a company called RBL Metals. His company has a commercial metal fabrication component where he builds custom cabinets, vanities, displays, furniture and the like.

2009: JULIE KEEN
Julie Keen M (A&S), D’11 (A&S) of Rocky Hill, Conn., has developed the non-profit web site rallypointvets.com. It aims to identify and divert veterans with at-risk behaviors into treatment and team-based intensive case-management supports. The program is a client-focused, therapeutic, and civic-oriented approach to meeting the wide-ranging needs of veterans.

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2010–2017

2013: WAYNE LAWRENCElawrence
Universiy at Albany Doctoral candidate Wayne Lawrence A’10 (HILLYER), (ENHP) of Warwick, N.Y., presented his research on the association between weather and cardiovascular disease and hospital visits in New York State at the American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga.

2014: KARL GOULET
Karl Goulet (HAS) of Terryville, Conn., and Krista Narisco ’15 (HAS) of Watertown, Conn., co-curated an art exhibit for students from the Northwestern Connecticut Community College Art Department. The show, titled Process and Product, was held at the Nancy Marine Gallery of the Warner Theatre in Torrington, Conn. Goulet and Narciso are emerging artists from the Launchpad initiative at the Five Points Gallery in Torrington. Goulet is currently the gallery manager there, while Narciso is working towards a master’s in fine arts degree at the University of Iowa. .

2015: STEVE CUSANOcusano
Parkville Sounds founder Steve Cusano (HARTT) of North Haven, Conn., was featured in an article that appeared on wtnh.com. Parkville Sounds is a creative space in a former factory building in Hartford, Conn., that provides an outlet for musicians to practice, record and take lessons.

2015: KELLY MCINTYRE
Kelly McIntyre (HARTT) of West Newton, Mass. starred in “A Night of Janis Joplin” that was performed at Springfield’s (Mass.) Symphony Hall in November. Since her initial appearance in the first tour in 2016, she has performed in five more productions of “Janis.” Since graduating from UHart, McIntyre has sung in concerts and readings all over New York City in such venues as 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, The Cutting Room and Don’t Tell Mama.

2015: KRISTINA NARCISO
See KARL GOULET '14

2017: JOSH MEDEIROSmedeiros
Josh Medeiros D’17 (ENHP) of Bristol, Conn., was named director of parks and recreation in Cheshire, Conn. He has been the parks and recreation director in Canton, Conn. since 2015 and was recreation coordinator and aquatics director in Bristol before that.

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Hatchlings

SARAH (REUTER) O'LEARY M'08 ’(A&S) and her husband, JOHN J. O'LEARY M’09 (BARNEY) of Glastonbury, Conn., welcomed their second daughter, Phoebe Anne O'Leary, on September 17, 2017.

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