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Helen (Kelsey) Piontek of Branford, CT, reports that she and her
husband, Tom, are enjoying their
grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, three of whom are triplets.
Annah (Silsby) Lincoln of Osterville, MA, recently celebrated her
90th birthday. She is enjoying retirement after working at Yale University
for 33 years. At Yale, she was the managing editor of Traffic Engineering, a
publication of the Institute of Traffic
Engineers, business manager of the
English department and completed
her tenure as business manager of the
Yale Child Study Center. Five years
ago, Quinnipiac University recognized Annah for funding three academic scholarships.
Florence Dunn of Boston, MA, was
profiled in The Boston Globe on March
19, 2006. Florence has been a member of the Apollo Club, a venerable
men’s choral group, for 51 years. Florence began as a piano accompanist
in 1955 and became the conductor of
the group in 1968.
Lawrence Shannon of Norton, MA,
completed his first marathon this
past Memorial Day in Burlington,
VT.
George Morgio of North Haven,
CT, recently released Listen in the
Dark, an album of 11 original songs.
Philip DeCaprio of North
Branford, CT, is the managing partner at DeCaprio, Fazzuoli &
D’Agostino PC, located in Branford,
CT. Philip recently was elected to
the ethics oversight board of the
National Association of Certified
Valuation Analysts, a global professional association.
Ann (Crowder) Herrick of
Eugene, OR, is the author of Walk
Softly and Watch Out for Bigfoot, which
was released in paperback in June
2006.
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Donald Brown and his wife, Pat,
work in the information technology
field in Charlotte, NC. They also
operate a horse breeding business,
Cloud Dancers Arabians in
Mooresville, NC, where they live.
William Dunleavy owns Dunleavy’s
Pub on Sullivan’s Island, SC, where
he lives.
Frank Joseph Kolb ’77, JD ’80,
MBA ’06 of East Haven, CT, recently became a triple Quinnipiac University graduate after receiving his
MBA in 2006.
Bryan Lizotte of Shelton, CT, is a
professional magician and opened a
magic and toy shop in April 2005. He
was married in 2004 and welcomed a
son, Patrick Michael, in October
2005. Bryan also recently became the
president of the Derby-Shelton
Rotary Club in July 2006.
James Tessmer is the events coordinator for Mercer University’s athletics program in Macon, GA.
Bradford Gibson and Margo
(McDyer) Gibson are living in
North Kingston, RI, with their three
children, ages 12, 10 and 7.
Janice (Hoadley) McGuire of
White River Junction, VT, received a
master of education from Southern
New Hampshire University in January 2006. Janice is a computer literacy teacher and owns Next Step Educational Services, an educational,
tutoring and consultation company.
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Marc Austin of Berlin, CT, recently
was appointed to serve as the
2006–07 chairman of the Personal
Financial Planning Committee for
the Connecticut Society of Certified
Public Accountants. Marc is a financial adviser with Private Capital
Group in West Hartford, CT.
Dominick Gatto was appointed
acting executive vice president of
Solos Endoscopy, a health care technology company located in Boston,
MA. Dominick lives in Branford, CT.
Barth Keck ’84, MAT ’91 married
Maude Bing in July 2005. Barth is a
high school teacher and lives in
Branford, CT.
Gayle (Robins) Snyder recently
became the executive director of
Oakdale Heights, an assisted living
facility located in Charlotte, NC,
where she lives.
James Wenning is the senior vice
president at General Electric Capital
Aviation Services, a financial services
company in Stamford, CT. James and
his wife, Karen Sirico ’86, have two
sons, Kyle and James. The family
lives in New Canaan, CT.
Robert DeMaio of Wallingford, CT,
is regional vice president of finance for
WellPoint’s Northeast markets. He is
responsible for delivering financial
support for Anthem Blue Cross & Blue
Shield health plans in Connecticut,
New Hampshire and Maine.
Marcia (Negrelli) Annunziata
announces the birth of a baby girl,
Alena Rose, on Aug. 5, 2005. Alena
joins big brother, Michael Alexander,
7, at their home in West Haven, CT.
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TCI executive rescues his company after buyout puts it in jeopardy By Meg Barone
more frequent now. “Before [today’s technological advances]
aniel Testa ’70 is living his dream life, one
you would have to reinvent yourself every four or five years.
that would surpass even actor Jimmy StewToday you have to reinvent yourself every six months to a
art’s standards as George Bailey in the classic,
year. It’s pretty sophisticated stuff these days, and the compeIt’s a Wonderful Life. Testa has the love of his
tition is incredible.”
family—Karen, his wife of 36 years, two grown
In this ever-changing world of technology, it’s nearly imposchildren and a new grandson. He has friends he’s kept in touch
sible to be all things to all people at all times, Testa said. Recwith since graduating with a marketing degree. And he has a
ognizing that, he said he’d rather “take half the loaf and do a
successful, multimillion-dollar telecommunications company.
phenomenal job than go after the whole loaf and do a
Testa is president and CEO of TCI, a voice and data systems
mediocre job.”
integration company in Springfield, Va. He and former busiAnd it’s not just the clients he wants to satisfy.
ness partner Bill Peterson founded TCI 26 years ago and
“My No. 1 priority is to make sure that the employees here
rebuilt it after it faltered in the hands of another company.
at TCI are absolutely delighted. I make sure that they want to
TCI installs applications for quality call monitoring, workjump out of bed and get into work. My feeling is that if they’re
force management software, disaster recovery and business
happy, they’re going to make our clients happy,” said Testa.
continuity programs. TCI has installed more than 3,000 inteIn the end, it is people, not profits, that motivate Testa.
grated solutions, improving productivity for its clients, which
“The treasure of my life is my family. It’s a beautiful life.
include financial institutions, law firms, trade associations,
Business ups and downs can’t measure up to how blessed we
medical and health care and 911 call centers.
are to have such beautiful family and friends.”
It wasn’t always smooth sailing for Testa. Like George Bailey, Testa suffered a colossal financial loss that might
have crushed the spirit of another businessman.
TCI president Daniel Testa ’70
There was no Clarence, Bailey’s guardian angel, to
says when his clients and
save him from ruin.
employees are happy, he’s happy.
In 1999 when dozens of companies were going public every week, consolidations were all the rage. “Big
corporations were swallowing up the little guys. We
had lots of people kicking our tires,” Testa said.
From the 18 buyout nibbles TCI received, Testa and
his partner selected Teligent because its president
and CEO was Alex Mandel, former president and COO
of AT&T, and it had $2.5 billion in venture capital,
including half a billion from Bill Gates.
Other companies had offered more than the $14
million Testa and his partner received in Teligent
stock, but Teligent had agreed to keep TCI’s employees. “What’s an extra couple of million dollars when
you can’t look at yourself in the mirror? So we took
the Teligent deal, which in retrospect, was the wrong
deal, but we had our employees in mind,” Testa said.
The deal closed in May 2000. A year later, when
Teligent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Testa’s stock
was worthless. ”The company got caught up in the
burst of the dot-com bubble,” Testa said.
Adding insult to injury, Testa and Peterson had to
get permission from a bankruptcy court to buy back
their own company. “We were one of the few outside
companies that Teligent had purchased over a threeyear period that was able to buy the company back,
so we were very fortunate. The relief of getting it
back was tremendous,” said Testa, who bought out
Peterson in 2004, making him TCI’s sole owner.
Testa said he enjoys business challenges, which are
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Bridget (Snell) Bernetsky reports
that she and her husband recently
moved back to Connecticut after
being away for 15 years. Bridget is
busy home schooling five of her children. The family lives in Oxford, CT.
Robert Cohen of Morganville, NJ,
is a senior technology consultant for
EMC Corp. in New Jersey.
Claudia (Villamizar) Phelan and
Jack Phelan announce the birth of a
baby girl, Jillian Aly, on June 12, 2006.
Jillian joins big sister, Isabella Maeve,
3, at their home in Hartford, CT.
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Deirdre Rogusky of Amherst, NH,
recently completed a dual master’s
degree program at Southern New
Hampshire University. Deirdre
received an MBA and an MS in organizational leadership.
Matthew Spuck is the director of
finance and operations at the Cambridge School of Weston, located in
Weston, MA. Matthew lives in
Jamaica Plain, MA.
Keith Woodward ’88, MBA ’92,
the associate director for facilities at
Quinnipiac, was awarded the 2006
APPA Pacesetter Award for his
dedication to the education facilities
profession. Keith lives in Durham,
CT, with his wife, Karen (Lang)
Woodward ’98 and their four
children.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWS
Dear Fellow Alumni
During the last year, I have met wonderful Quinnipiac alumni
across the country who are dedicated and enthusiastic members of the Quinnipiac family with a passion for our alma
mater. I am thrilled to report that, as the saying goes, “membership has its privileges.” In early 2007, you will receive a
new Alumni Association Membership Card and information
about your exclusive alumni privileges. One benefit I’m excited about is the
Alumnus-to-Alumnus Discount Program. Alumni business owners and managers can increase their customer base by offering QU alumni discounts on
products and services at their businesses. It’s a great way to “keep
it in the family” while supporting fellow alumni. Also, please mark
your calendars for some very important dates. The TD Banknorth
Sports Center will be dedicated on Jan. 27 and reserve Feb. 2 &
3, 2007, for the Winter Carnival Reunion. Be a part of this new
tradition and catch up with your Quinnipiac friends.
—Nancy Thorner-Southern ’74, president,
Alumni Association National Board of Governors
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Karen (Markinson) Ambrose of
Raleigh, NC, is an occupational
therapy clinical specialist in the
inpatient rehabilitation unit at
WakeMed Health and Hospitals,
located in Raleigh. Karen was
chosen to be the lead therapist for
the trauma department’s first
Alfred Capra ’9o of Manhasset, NY, recently
became managing director in the corporate
and investment banking division at Société
Générale, located in New York City.
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Troy Henninger moved to Maine
after living in Florida for 11 years and
recently became assistant principal at
Cape Elizabeth High School. He is
also certified by the National Board
for Professional Teaching Standards.
Douglas Turner and his wife,
Nancy, announce the birth of their
Ralph Cervero of New Haven, CT,
is the chief executive officer of the
Fairfield County Federal Credit Union
Board, located in Stamford, CT.
son, Jack, in June 2006. Jack joins big
brother, James, 4, at their home in
Wethersfield, CT.
research study taking place at the
WakeMed hospital.
Allyson (Kerekes) Burns and her
husband, Richard, announce the
birth of a son, Cooper Ansley, on
June 13, 2006. Cooper joins big
brothers, Morgan, Taylor and Aidan
at their home in Red Hook, NY.
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Donna (Apuzzo) Button and Glen
Button announce the birth of Megan
Jean, on Feb. 9, 2006. Megan was
welcomed by big brother Jared, 5, at
their home in Wallingford, CT.
Robert Davis of Hamden married
Amy Leatherbee on July 15, 2000.
Brian Dolan and his wife,
Jennifer, announce the birth of
Kathryn Grace, on August 19, 2005.
Kathryn joins big brother, Christopher, 4, at their home in Hamden.
Brian is a firefighter and emergency
medical technician for the town
of Hamden.
Laurie (Cepelak) Greaves and
Robin Greaves announce the birth of
a son, Garret Richard, on April 1,
2005. Garret joins big brothers,
Damian, 11, Joshua, 9, and Christian,
2, at their home in Allegany, NY.
Jill (Kaliszewski) Meglin and her
husband Bill announce the birth of
Emma Kate, on Sept. 29, 2004.
Emma joins big sister, Bailey Elizabeth, at their home in Guilford, CT.
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Rita (Gillespie) Fairclough MHS
’93 of Port Orange, FL, was awarded
a doctor of osteopathic medicine
degree at Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine on June 4,
2006. She is currently interning at
the Albert Einstein Medical Center
in Philadelphia, PA.
Christopher Weed MAT ’93 is an
assistant soccer coach at Colby College in Waterville, ME. Christopher
completed his master’s degree in
social work at Smith College for
Social Work in Northampton, MA.
Jenna (Bohn) Driscoll works as a
physical therapist at Yale-New Haven
Hospital. Jenna lives in Durham, CT,
with her husband, Jon, and three
children, Aidan and Analiese, twins
born in April 2005, and Kieran, born
May 2006.
Susan (Glaser) Kolukisa and her
husband, Levent, announce the birth
of a baby girl, Sophie Elizabeth, on
March 10, 2005. Sophie was welcomed by big sister Morgan, 8, and
big brother Daniel, 6, at their home
in New Milford, CT.
Daniel Sullivan MAT ’94 is the
principal of New London High
School in New London, CT. He and
his wife, Elaine, live in Wallingford,
CT, with their two children.
Denise Connolly married Tom
Sullivan on Aug. 16, 1997. The couple
lives in Manchester, NH, with their
two children, Caedran, 4, and
Tiernan, 2.
Krista (Giacopassi) Desiderio
and her husband, Jason, announce
the birth of their daughter, Giana
Rose, on April 14, 2006. The family
lives in Fairfield, CT.
Kristin Fredericks married Glen
Newman on June 10, 2006, in Lake
George, NY. The couple lives in
Ocean Gate, NJ.
Janet Murray married Christopher
Love on April 10, 1999. The couple
lives in Apex, NC, with their two
daughters, Emma Kate, 4, and
Morgan Christine, 1.
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VP keeps air travel moving at DC airports By Lawrence Mohr
ore than 2,200 flights and 123,000 passengers arrive and
depart daily from Washington Dulles International and
Ronald Reagan Washington National airports. Keeping
them secure and on time is a small part of the portfolio
of Jonathan Gaffney ’83, vice president for communications at the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority.
Protecting the skies from terrorism is a carefully orchestrated operation that requires the resources of the airports, U.S. Homeland Security,
the Federal Aviation Administration and the commercial carriers. “It
demands a high degree of coordination, and it’s a process that continues
to evolve and develop even more effective methods and more sophisticated technologies. Our airports have taken tremendous steps to make
ground and air traffic safer and passenger friendly,” Gaffney says.
As a result, commercial airlines are beginning to recover from the
financial devastation of 9/11. “It’s a sign of travelers’ resiliency—they are
seasoned, smart and observant,” Gaffney says.
Besides airport communications, Gaffney is in charge of the airport
authority’s government relations program, public and media affairs, community and business relations, marketing and noise abatement.
A native of Cape Cod, Mass., Gaffney earned a bachelor’s in health management from QU and a master’s in international studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. As a commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve, he
completed tours of duty aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Nimitz
and served during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
In his youth, Gaffney became interested in the political process. From
1988–90, he worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and as an underJonathan Gaffney ‘83
graduate, he spent a year
at Ronald Reagan
Washington National
interning with the Connecticut
Airport
General Assembly in Hartford.
Gaffney also spent five years
on Capitol Hill as a senior staff
member in the U.S. House, with
responsibilities ranging from
strategy to speechwriting and
media relations.
During his career, he has testified before committees of the
U.S. Congress on defense downsizing and veterans’ issues and
has provided insight and opinion on politics, U.S. foreign policy and aviation on CNN, ABC,
NBC, CBS and CSPAN.
Gaffney lives in Arlington, Va.,
with his wife, Tracy Malone, a
retired Navy captain and their
children: a daughter, Whitley,
and twin sons, Kelly and Coury.
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More than 100 Quinnipiac alumni enjoyed a luncheon cruise and cabaret entertainment
aboard the Spirit of New York in September, sponsored by the Greater New York City
and New Jersey alumni chapters. Guests enjoyed connecting with fellow alumni as they
took in the New York skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The Alumni Association’s Larson Chapter hosted its annual meeting this fall on campus.
The Larson ladies reminisced about college days and discussed their participation in the
Winter Carnival Reunion taking place Feb. 2 & 3. This enthusiastic and dedicated group
of alumnae also helped out this fall in the phonathon center, contacting their classmates
to encourage them to “Come Back to Quinnipiac” for the festivities.
The 41st Quinnipiac Classic Sal Vece ’48 Memorial Alumni Championship was held
at Oak Lane Country Club in Woodbridge in July. Golfers spent a wonderful summer day
on the links. After the tournament, alumni enjoyed a dinner and awards program. The
event was presented by TD Banknorth. The results were: men’s alumni champion, Bob
Moore ’83; men’s alumni low net, Gary Theriault ’83; men’s senior alumni low gross, Frank
Eitler ’72; men’s senior alumni low net, Lou Camerota ’70; women’s alumna champion,
Jaime Rotatori ’85; women’s alumna low net, Gina Lafferty ’84; guest division low gross,
Ron Regan; guest division low net, Matt Montano.
The Greater Boston Chapter hosted the 11th annual Evening with the Boston Red Sox
on August 14 at Fenway Park. Prior to the game, alumni, parents and friends enjoyed a
reception at the renovated Player’s Club. The Red Sox were defeated 7-4 by the Detroit
Tigers, who went on to the American League playoffs and World Series.
The Young Alumni
Society sponsored
four Alumni After
Hours events this fall
that offered nearly
200 alumni the
chance to network,
socialize and get
advice from Orville
Pierson, author of The
Unwritten Rules of the
Highly Effective Job
Search. The events
took place at Dave and
Buster’s in Providence,
R.I., SBC in Milford,
Conn., The Greatest
Bar, Boston, and Red
in New York City.
Marilyn Aiello ’03, Patrick Boutilier ’04
and Steve Schmitt ’02 at SBC in Milford.
Jennifer Rovinsky married James
Sewell on June 23, 2005. The couple
lives in Mount Laurel, NJ.
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Kristel (Zimmermann) Castonguay and her husband, Jeffrey,
announce the birth of a daughter,
Elena Rose, on July 20, 2006. The
family lives in Westminster, MD.
Queen Edwards received the 2006
Outstanding Educator Partner
Award given by the New Haven Net-
work for Public Education. She
works for the Metropolitan Business
Academy in New Haven, CT, where
she lives.
Michael Gould is chief executive
officer at Capital Concepts LLC,
located in Berlin, CT. Michael lives
in Rockfall, CT.
Matthew Johnson is a project
manager at Hill & Partners, located
in Quincy, MA. He supports the
account executive team and acts as a
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Kimberley Barclay works in the
MRI unit at Boston Medical Center
and North Shore Magnetic Imaging
Center in Peabody, MA. Kimberley
and her husband, Drew, live in
Hamilton, MA, with their two sons,
Hunter, 3, and Jaxon, 2.
Kevin Crowley ’97, MBA ’00 of
South Windsor, CT, recently was
named director of investments at
Connecticut Innovations, located in
Rocky Hill, CT.
Maura (Linnehan) Daddona and
Charles Daddona ’96 announce the
birth of a daughter, Hannah Elizabeth, on April 4, 2006. Hannah joins
big sister Kailey, 2, at their home in
Merrimack, NH. Maura works as an
occupational therapist, and Charles
is the regional manager for the metro
region acute care division of MGI
Pharmaceuticals.
Kimberly (Lerner) Diamond and
her husband, Kyle, announce the
birth of a son, Chase Alexander, on
Sept. 30, 2005. Chase joins big brother, Braden Jamie, 2, at their home in
Oxford, CT.
Candi (Seligson) Looney is a realtor for H. Pearce Real Estate Co. in
Wallingford, CT. She and her husband, Patrick, live in North Haven,
CT, with their two children.
Shelby (Sanders) Ronan and
Michael Ronan announce the birth
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liaison between clients and the production of new exhibits. Matthew
lives in Albion, RI.
Kirk Perry was named the April
2006 employee of the month at St.
Joseph Hospital, in Nashua, NH.
Kirk is the manager of cardiovascular
imaging services and lives in Manchester, NH.
Melissa (Rancanello) Presta and
Ronald Presta announce the birth of a
son, Ronald Anthony Jr., on April 8,
2006. The family lives in Cresskill, NJ.
Stacey (Fabrizio) Walsh and her
husband, Jonathan, announce the
birth of their son, Sean Joshua, on
Nov. 25, 2005. The family lives in
Braintree, MA.
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of a daughter, Charlotte Early, on
Dec. 7, 2005. The family lives in New
Boston, NH.
Allison Parmelee of New Haven,
CT, recently became the first female
chairperson of the American Red
Cross South Central Connecticut
Chapter Silent Auction Gala. Allison
is also the co-owner of Think Creative Group, a marketing, advertising
and public relations firm, in New
Haven, CT.
Lee Sheridan is a branch manager
at AIG Personal Lines Insurance in
Virginia Beach, VA. He and his wife,
Deborah, have two children, Delaney
Leigh, 4, and Riley Fenn, 2. The family lives in Virginia Beach, VA.
Amanda (May) Sirica and Robert
Sirica announce the birth of a daughter, Avery Antonia, on May 29, 2006.
The family lives in Farmington, CT.
Virginia (Sargent) Quinn and
Shawn Quinn announce the birth of
their son, Tyler Patrick, on Oct. 12,
2005. The family lives in Cromwell,
CT.
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Amanda Gandy married Matthew
Cuiffo on March 19, 2005. Erin
McMorrow ’98 was the maid of
honor. Amanda is a school counselor
in Northport, NY, where they live.
Michael Minutoli of West Hempstead, NY, recently became the associate director of MBA student activities at New York University Stern
School of Business.
Lisa McAuliffe married Ryan
Snyder on Nov. 13, 2004. Shelby
(Sanders) Ronan ’97 was a bridesmaid. The Snyders announce the birth
of a son, Colin Henry, on Oct. 25, 2005.
The family lives in Haverhill, MA.
Elaine and Michael Nyholt
announce the birth of Faith Anne, on
Oct. 28, 2004. The family lives in
Wallingford, CT.
Andrew Schiavone manages the
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and
Waterfront Conference Center in
Portsmouth, VA.
Amy (Rosenberg) Sparks and
Daniel Sparks announce the birth
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Amy works as an occupational therapist in the Fairfield public school system. Dan is a wholesaler at Prudential Financial in New York City. The
family lives in Hamden.
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Jessica (Doll) Cottrell ’99, MBA
’02 and Robert Cottrell ’99, MHS
’02 announce the birth of Lucas
David, on Aug. 25, 2005. Jessica is a
recruiter for JetBlue Airways and
Robert works at Greenwich Hospital. The family lives in Monroe, CT.
Marian Chuga of Monroe, CT, is an
administrator at Harborside Healthcare, a physical health care facility for
the elderly in Bridgeport, CT.
Richard DeCapua of Middletown,
CT, recently became the director of
residential life at Brandeis University,
located in Waltham, MA.
Corey Hutchinon ’99, MPT ’01
of Bluffton, SC, announces the
birth of a son, Braden Matthew, on
Oct. 13, 2005.
Melanie Mariano of Groton, CT, is
currently working at the Connecticut
School of Broadcasting, as the assistant director of the Stonington, CT,
campus. Melanie was the co-producer
of the independent film Trashed!
Kevin McGeehan is the vice president of business operations for the
Johnstown Chiefs pro hockey team.
He and his wife, Lori, live in Johnstown, PA.
Carrie (Dyer) Secovich and Mark
Secovich announce the birth of a
baby girl, Dominique Noelle, on
Aug. 13, 2006. The family lives in
Nashua, NH.
Debra (O’Brien) Banville works as
a pediatric nurse. Debra earned her
BSN and RN in 2004. Debra lives in
Raynham, MA, with her husband and
daughter.
Kristina (Luzzi) Bosland received
her master’s degree in human factors
in information design from Bentley
College, Waltham, MA, in 2001.
Kristina currently works as a usability manager for Monster.com. She
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Newlyweds Graham Fox ’02 and
Stephanie Nell ’02 found romance in
a most unlikely place—the Arnold
Bernhard Library.
Graham and Stephanie met at a
campus party in October of their junior
year. After several e-mails, Stephanie
agreed to meet Graham at the library.
“I never pictured the library as a place
for a first date,” Stephanie said.
They dated throughout college and
returned to their New York homes after
graduation—he to Westchester, and she
to Long Island.
Three years
later, on July
23, 2005, during a trip to
Connecticut,
they visited
campus and
the site of
their first date. Sitting on the library
steps, reminiscing about QU, Stephanie
turned to find Graham down on one
knee, proposing.
“Of course I said yes,” she said.
Michael Ciferri ’02 was a groomsman
at the wedding, which took place this
past April 22. The couple lives in New
York City, and they work in the TV advertising field. Stephanie is a coordinator for
the advertising/sales department at
Comedy Central, and Graham is a buyer
at OMD, an advertising agency in
Manhattan.
lives in Clinton, CT, with her husband, Tom.
Deborah Green married Daniel
Mucciolo on July 28, 2006, in Norwood, NJ. The maid of honor was
Erin (McCourt) Morelli ’00. The
couple lives in New York City.
Justin Louis of North Brunswick,
NJ, recently became a weekend and
fill-in host at ABC Radio’s Mix 107.3
in Washington, DC. Justin also works
full time at Mix 106.7 in Harrisburg/Lancaster/York, PA.
Richard Napolitano married
Andrea Nicolini on April 2, 2006.
Richard is vice president of the Securities Backed Lending Group at UBS
AG, a financial services firms in Weehawken, NJ. The couple lives in
Waldwick, NJ.
Maria Quintin and Christopher
Cooper ’02 were married on April
21, 2006. The couple lives in Pasadena, CA, where Maria is pursuing a
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The gift of an education
is a gift for a lifetime.
ave you considered including Quinnipiac
in your estate plans? The Tower Society
honors individuals who have provided for
Quinnipiac’s future through bequests, life
income arrangements such as charitable gift
annuities, charitable remainder trusts and
retained life estates, and life insurance. By making these gifts, Quinnipiac
alumni, parents, faculty and friends play a vital role in securing the future
of the university.
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We would be honored to welcome you to the Tower Society. Membership
is also offered on an anonymous basis. For more information about ways to
include Quinnipiac in your estate plans, please contact Mimi Falsey,
associate vice president/campaign director, Quinnipiac University,
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career in education and Christopher
is an insurance underwriter in the
entertainment industry.
Tammy Schiavone ’00, MPT ’02
married Nathaniel Mayo on July 9,
2004. Tammy is a physical therapist
at MedWorks/Rehab Dynamics in
Bristol, CT. The couple lives in Newington, CT, with their son, Bryce
Patrick, born on Dec. 30, 2005.
Michael Stoughton is an accountant for Dumas Estate & Tax Management, located in New Milford, CT.
Michael lives in Washington, CT.
Nicholas Wormley ’00, MBA ’02
recently became associate director of
alumni affairs at Quinnipiac University. Nick and his wife, Michelle
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(Nagle) Wormley ’02, MPT ’04, live
in North Haven, CT.
Rebecca Young married Brian
Christophersen on Sept. 3, 2005, in
Waimanalo, HI. Rebecca recently
became a family nurse practitioner at
United Medical Associates, located
in Endicott, NY. Rebecca is also the
clinical site coordinator for Decker
School of Nursing at Binghamton
University in Binghamton, NY. The
couple lives in Vestal, NY.
John Zito married Deanna
Moscato on April 2, 2005. John is an
information technology support specialist for Yale Law School, in New
Haven, CT. The couple lives in
Wallingford, CT.
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Jeané Coakley of Plattsburg, NY,
recently became a sports reporter
for WISH-TV, located in Indianapolis, IN. Before WISH, Jeané worked
as a sports anchor at KYMA in
Yuma, AZ.
Elizabeth DeAnna married Marc
Iannotta on June 24, 2005. Danielle
Tornambe MPT ’01 and Stacey
(Pedalino) Melillo ’03 were bridesmaids in the wedding. Elizabeth is an
acute care physical therapist at the
Valley Hospital, located in Ridgewood, NJ. The couple lives in Scotch
Plains, NJ.
Brooke (Love) Lent and Tom Lent
announce the birth of their daughter,
Logan Jordyn, on June 3, 2006. The
family lives in Scarsdale, NY.
Pamela Meyer married Sean
Michael Clark on Sept. 4, 2005.
Pamela works in secondary marketing for Advisors Mortgage Group in
Manasquan, NJ. The couple lives in
Tinton Falls, NJ.
Christina (Sweeney) Routhier of
Vernon, CT, is the owner of an individuals/couples and family therapy
private practice, located in West
Hartford, CT. Christina is also a master Reiki practitioner.
Angela Agate of Bellport, NY, is
an e-learning and organizational
development manager at Greentree
Sales in Copiague, NY. Angela
recently completed her master’s
degree in organizational management at St. Joseph’s College in
Patchogue, NY.
Joseph Baglio ’02, MBA ’03 of
Lindenhurst, NY, was promoted to
business manager at North Shore
Long Island Jewish Health System,
located in Syosset, NY.
Jill Bouvier married Jeffrey Veglia
on March 25, 2006. Jill is assistant
director of professional and regulatory services at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, located in Port Jefferson, NY. Jeffrey is the store manager
for Sherwin Williams in Port Jefferson Station. The couple lives in
Mount Sinai, NY.
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RO B E RT L I S A K
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The Tower Society
Lisa Crispino married Robert
Weber on March 25, 2006. Lisa is a
senior computer programmer at
Travelers Insurance in Hartford, CT.
The couple lives in Waterbury, CT.
Lori Dube ’02, MPT ’04 of East
Freetown, MA, is currently a traveling physical therapist.
April Duval and Gregory Eriksen
were married on May 28, 2006, in
Burlington, MA. April works at Cohen
and Havian LLP in Boston, MA. The
couple lives in Abington, MA.
Jennifer Gagliano married Cliff
Bajor on Aug. 19, 2006. The couple
lives in Toms River, NJ.
Dawn Haberman and Tony Butler were married on May 20, 2006—
four years to the day after their graduation from Quinnipiac. The couple
lives in Middletown, NJ.
Megan Matthews ’02, MBA ’04
of White Plains, NY, is a third-grade
teacher in Bronx, NY. Megan also
runs a travel lacrosse team, Westchester Elite Lacrosse, and is a member
of the United States Lacrosse PostCollegiate Committee.
Ryan O’Loughlin of Farmington,
CT, is a doctoral candidate in
social/personality psychology in the
department of clinical and social sciences at the University of Rochester.
In April 2006, Ryan was the guest
speaker at the Quinnipiac psychology
department’s alumni series. He discussed his research, “Can School
Affect Your Health? The Role of
Self-Handicapping and Perceived
Threat.”
Salvatore Puccio of Brightwaters,
NY, recently became general counsel
for the nonprofit organization,
Breast Cancer Help. Salvatore is an
associate at Misiano, Shulman,
Capetola & Kessler LLC, located in
Melville, NY.
David White of Hamden was the
recipient of the 2006 Ben Trivelli
Business Partner Award given by the
New Haven Network for Public Education. David is assistant vice president and financial services manager
at People’s Bank in Milford, CT.
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MAKE PLANS WITH US
JAN. 6, 2007: Quinnipiac Bobcats men’s ice hockey team plays
Princeton Tigers. Pregame reception 5 p.m., Triumph Brewing
Company, Princeton, N.J.; 7 p.m. game, Baker Rink. $25, includes
game and reception; cash bar. Hosted by New Jersey Alumni Chapter.
JAN. 13, 2007: Long Island Chapter event, New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils
professional hockey game.
JAN. 27, 2007: Dedication of TD Banknorth Sports Center, 11:15 a.m., York Hill campus
FEB. 2 & 3, 2007: Winter Carnival Reunion, Mount Carmel campus (see pg. 45 for
details).
MARCH 11, 2007: Florida Alumni Chapter reception and QU men’s baseball vs. Michigan
State, Tampa, Fla.
MARCH 16, 2007: School of Business Leadership Forum featuring William Weldon ’71,
chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson, and author Tom Peters, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.,
Recreation Center.
MARCH 17, 2007: St. Patrick’s Day Parade and alumni reception, Waldorf Astoria, N.Y.C.
APRIL 19, 2007: Fifth Annual Business Leader Hall of Fame.
For a listing of upcoming events or to register, visit www.quinnipiac.edu/events.xml
Catch Bobcats
hockey & basketball
on TV
Televised Games Remaining in
2006–07 Schedule
Sport
Men’s basketball
Men’s basketball
Men’s ice hockey
Men’s basketball
Men’s ice hockey
Date
Mon., Dec. 18
Sat., Dec. 23
Sat., Jan. 6
Sat., Jan. 27
Sun., Jan. 28
Opponent
at Dartmouth
Vermont
at Princeton
Long Island
Holy Cross
Time (ET)
7:30 p.m.
1 p.m.
7 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
noon
Men’s basketball
Mon., Jan. 29
Central Conn.
7 p.m.
Men’s basketball
Men’s basketball
Women’s basketball
Men’s ice hockey
Men’s ice hockey
Sat., Feb. 3
Sat., Feb. 10
Sat., Feb. 10
Sat., Feb. 17
Sat., Feb. 24
Mt. St. Mary’s
at Central Conn.
at Central Conn.
at Colgate
Clarkson
12:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
6 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
8 p.m.
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Marilyn Aiello of Woodbridge, CT,
recently became a domestic equity
research associate at Evaluation
Associates, located in Norwalk, CT.
Christina Accumanno married
Michael Casarella Jr. on April 23,
2006. Fellow classmate Felicity
Melillo ’03 was a bridesmaid. The
couple lives in Mount Kisco, NY.
Patricia Beck of Northford, CT, is
a research assistant at Yale University
in New Haven, CT.
Jonathan Carlson works in the television news business as a reporter
and anchor for the Fox affiliate station in Sacramento, CA.
Laura Maggio ’03, MAT ’05 married Troy Clark on July 16, 2005 in
East Hampton, NY. The couple lives
in Hamden, CT.
Ryan Gillies of Great River, NY,
works as a commercial lines producer
for the James F. Sutton Insurance
Agency, located in East Islip, NY.
Marlon LeWinter of New York,
NY, is manager of public relations
with Steve & Barry’s University
Sportswear. Before that, he was an
account executive for Alan Taylor
Communications, a public relations
firm in New York City.
Eric Marrapodi and his wife,
Dawn (Stinton) Marrapodi ’03, MPT
’05, recently moved to New Orleans,
La., where Eric is a producer for
CNN’s Gulf Coast Bureau, working on
pieces for Anderson Cooper’s show
as well as American Morning. Dawn is
a physical therapist for Concentra.
Heather Voets MBA ’03 married
Richard Schwab on June 2, 2006.
Heather is a marketing manager at
AT&T in New Haven, CT. The couple lives in North Haven, CT.
David Apelian MBA ’04 of Boonton Township, NJ, is vice president of
clinical development and regulatory
affairs and chief medical officer at
GlobeImmune, a biopharmaceutical
company in Aurora, CO. He completed his doctorate in biochemistry
from Rutgers University and his doctorate of medicine from the Univer-
Drive with pride
Did you know that the presence of bobcats indicates a healthy
ecosystem? Among the Quinnipiac crowd, the presence of
Bobcats indicates pride and tradition.
The state of Connecticut offers bobcat license plates, the sale of
which benefits wildlife conservation programs.
To order a Connecticut Wildlife Plate with a bobcat on it,
while giving a nod to Quinnipiac’s mascot, visit
www.dep.state.ct.us/burnatr/wildlife
sity of Medicine and Dentistry of
New Jersey.
John Baker MAT ’04 married Julie
Stein on April 29, 2006. John is a
middle school math teacher for
Needham public schools in Massachusetts.
Stephanie Cunha of Seekonk,
MA, recently won an Emmy as producer of the investigative series, Sex
Slaves in Providence, which aired on
NBC10 in Providence, RI.
Greg Glynn of Portland, ME, is a
play-by-play announcer for the Portland Pirates, an American Hockey
League team.
Audrey (Hayden) Fee is a respiratory therapist at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT.
Audrey lives in Shelton, CT.
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Amy Froebel MS ’04 works in the
marketing department at FreeLife
International in Milford, CT. She is
also the public relations chairperson
for the PGA Buick Championship.
Amy lives in Middletown, CT.
Kelly Kass of Pepperell, MA,
works at Aigner Associates, a public
relations agency in Boston, MA.
Ashlee Kelly of Stamford, CT, is
the head women’s basketball coach
and assistant athletic director for
student services at Mercy College in
Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Cristin Keyes ’04, MAT ’05 and
Michael Flannery were married on
July 3, 2006. The couple lives in East
Hampton, CT. Cristin is a high
school English teacher.
James McCarty of New York, NY,
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Dedication Celebration
January 27–February 3, 2007
TD Banknorth
Sports Center
Dedication Week
Winter
Carnival
Reunion
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Official building dedication &
unveiling of Bobcat Sculpture • 11:15 a.m.
Tours of TD Banknorth Sports Center • 11:30 a.m.
Men’s & Women’s Basketball Doubleheader
vs. Long Island University
12:30 p.m. (men) • 3 p.m. (women)
Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Mercyhurst • 7 p.m.
Ice Hockey Doubleheader vs. Yale University
3 p.m. (women) • 7 p.m. (men)
Alumni Post-game Party • 9 p.m., Alumni Hall
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28
Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Holy Cross • 12:30 p.m.
MONDAY, JANUARY 29
Greater New Haven Night
Men’s Basketball vs. Central Connecticut • 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30
Hamden Community Day
Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Harvard University • 7 p.m.
For game tickets, visit
www.quinnipiacbobcats.com
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Hockey & Basketball Alumni Games • 9:15 a.m.
Golden Bobcats Brunch
(Classes of 1957 & prior) • 10:30 a.m.
Winter Carnival, Mount Carmel campus
• 1–4 p.m. (ice carving, hot drinks, s’mores, music)
Men’s & Women’s Basketball
Doubleheader vs. Mount St. Mary’s
12:30 p.m. (men) • 3 p.m. (women)
Cocktail Receptions for Reunion Classes,
TKE & Law Alumni • 6 p.m.
Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Brown University • 7 p.m.
All-Alumni Social • 7 p.m., Burt Kahn Court
Register online
www.quinnipiac.edu/reunion.xml
For more information,
contact the alumni affairs team
203-582-8610 • 877-582-1929
or e-mail [email protected]
works for ABC’s World News
Tonight headquarters doing
newswriting and video production.
Michael Pasacrita of Yorktown
Heights, NY, completed his master’s
in computer science from Pace
University. Michael is a senior
engineer for the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society in White
Plains, NY.
Marissa Perri of Philadelphia,
PA, is the direct marketing
coordinator at Endless Pools,
located in Aston, PA.
Colleen Powers of Nashua, NH,
received a master’s degree in higher
education administration from
University of Massachusetts–
Amherst in May 2006. Colleen is an
area director for the office of
residence life at Bryant University in
Smithfield, RI.
Christine Rock ’04, MS ’05 of
Hyde Park, NY, is a public relations
specialist and account executive
at Greystone Partners in
Poughkeepsie, NY.
Nicole Seib of Westfield, NJ, is
an assistant athletic trainer at
Stevens Institute of Technology, in
Hoboken, NJ.
Adam Seigel of Jericho, NY, is
working as a director at News 12
Long Island, located in Woodbury,
NY. He also freelances at HD News,
a 24-hour news network.
Robert VanSchaick of
Fredericksburg, VA, works at Geico
Insurance in the claims department
and also does freelance work for an
audio-visual company, located
outside of Washington, DC.
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IN MEMORIAM
2005
Joseph A. Devine ’42
Frank Riggs Jr. ’47
Caroline Slobodnik ’48
Raymond D. Chrzanowski MAT ’98
2006
Eunice (Munson) Gilbert ’37
Virginia (Porter) Ferguson ’38
Lorraine (Gallagher) Stapleton ’42
Agnes (Falcigno) Zichichi ’46
James Smith ’49
Arthur J. Boulia ’61
Douglas Henderson ’66
Jacqueline Archiere ’71
Ira Copelow ’73
Jackie (Paffenbarger) Oddi ’76
Georgina (Minott) Hill ’79
M. Jane (Conley) Seymour ’80
Tracy (Huckabee) Leska ’91
Morgan Demel ’98
Susan (Cartiglia) Milositz MHA ’06
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Elisabeth DeMayo of Hamden
works in the Office of Development
and Alumni Affairs at Quinnipiac,
where she is pursuing a master’s
degree in journalism.
Brendan Lewis of Tewksbury, MA,
is a reporter for the Billerica
Minuteman newspaper. He covers
town government news, public safety
concerns and features on Billerica
residents.
Cory Nadilo of Stratham, NH,
has been recognized as an emerging
young entrepreneur in the New
Hampshire Business Review. Cory is
the founder of Wings Your Way, a
restaurant in Durham, NH, that
was voted one of the Best of New
Hampshire. Cory opened the
restaurant a few months after
graduation.
Jason Stephens of Huntington,
NY, recently was featured in the
FOX News story “Can College ‘Kids’
Make Love Last?”
Jennifer Treen of Wolcott, CT,
is a registered nurse at MidState
Medical Center in Meriden, CT.
Jocelyn DeBlois is campaign
coordinator for Light the Night,
a fundraising campaign run by the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
in Meriden, CT.
Megan Grant is working as a
junior publicist at CNN in
Washington, DC.
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GOOD TIMES
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Alumni connected at a
variety of events both on
and off campus. Here are
some shots from our
scrapbook.
1. Bob Moore ‘83 was alumni low
gross golf champion in the Sal Vece
’48 Memorial Alumni Championship
held in July.
2. Birgitta Johnson ’76, right,
chatted with author Azar Nafisi
before her lecture in October.
3. George Dickerson ’81, Martha
Kelleher Maresca ‘82 and John
Meriano ’81, MBA ‘88, are among
100 people volunteering as Winter
Carnival ambassadors.
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4. Enjoying the New York boat cruise
in October, from left: Nick Pawelk ’03,
Courtney Rissman ’02, Andrew
Poulos ’03 and George Johnson V ’03.
5. Emma Antonio ’36 in the
Quinnipiac call center, inviting Larson
alumnae to Winter Carnival Reunion
Feb. 2–3, 2007.
6. At the Sal Vece ’48 Memorial
Alumni Championship, from left:
Nick Geskos ’72, Joe Koncick ’74,
men’s senior alumni champion
Frank Eitler ’72 and Nolan West ’73.
7. Class of 2004 alumni Erin Gunn,
Loren Montgomery and Heather
Hamwey at the Boston Red Sox
reception.
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ONE LAST THING
Spokes
people
Pedaling profs trade
helmet hair for wind
at their backs
T
wo wheels are better than
four for several Quinnipiac
professors who cite exercise,
stress management and
freedom from parking hassles
as reasons why they cycle to work.
“I’m fortunate to be able to embed my
physical workout in the fabric of the
workaday world instead of compartmentalizing it as a separate and distinct part
of my life,” says Rich Hanley, director of the
graduate programs in journalism and
interactive communications. “I cycle 10
miles each way to work, so I get two
workouts a day for the price of one—and
the roads are free.”
Associate communications professor
Sharon Kleinman also bikes the Farmington
Canal Line trail near Quinnipiac. “It’s fun,
it’s good for the body, and spending time
outdoors feeds the soul,” she says.
But associate English professor Peter
Cortland knows the downside of cycling.
“It’s dangerous! I’ve been hit [off campus] by
cars twice.” Others seen free-wheeling
around campus are Hans Bergmann, dean of
the College of Liberal Arts and assistant
English professor Tim Dansdill.
JOHN HASSETT
From left, Dean Hans Bergmann, professors
Richard Hanley, Sharon Kleinman and Peter
Cortland.
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Alumni Serving Alumni
Who better to serve
Quinnipiac’s alumni
than five QU alumni
who love their alma mater?
AMY L. ROSEN ’90
associate director of alumni affairs
203-582-8134 • [email protected]
“I can help you connect with fellow
alumni for professional networking.”
NICK WORMLEY ’00,
MBA ’02
associate director of alumni affairs
203-582-3719 • [email protected]
“I’m looking for alumni who want to be
active in their local alumni chapters.”
LAUREN M. FIKSLIN ’04
coordinator of Quinnipiac Fund &
young alumni programs
203-582-5228 • [email protected]
“I’m looking for grads of the last 10 years
who want to keep their QU ties strong.”
ELISABETH DEMAYO ’05
alumni affairs assistant
203-582-8610 • [email protected]
“I can help you access the online
community and direct you to a host of
other resources.”
LAUREN EGAN ’93
law alumni affairs assistant
203-582-3204 • [email protected]
“I’m here to help School of Law alumni.
Contact me with your program ideas.”
The alumni affairs team is wearing
Quinnipiac gear from the QU
Bookstore, where alumni receive a
10 percent discount on QUimprinted clothing and gifts.
E-mail [email protected]
or call toll-free 877-582-1929
Back row, from left, Lauren Egan,
Amy Rosen, Nick Wormley.
Front, Lauren Fikslin, left, and
Elisabeth DeMayo
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