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FALL 1990 


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Plan for Campus Beautif ication Presented 

New entryways, admissions building, wallcways and greenery among targeted improvements 

As the university completes its 
70th anniversary year, a beauti- 
fication plan to improve the campus' 
physical appearance has become the 
first phase of a multifaceted project to 
insure the university's continued 
growth. University President Phillip 
Kaplan underscored the quality of the 
university's faculty, academic pro- 
grams, laboratories, library, computer 
facilities and studios. "Over the past 
years much attention has been 
devoted to improving classroom 
space and renovating buildings. 
Nonetheless, as an undergraduate 
campus, we have to do more to 
improve the traditional elements of 
our campus," said Kaplan. 

To that end, the university has 
contracted with the New Haven- 
based architectural firm of 
Matthews/Thompson/Connell to 
formulate a plan which would be 
phased in over a period of several 
years. The major thrust of the plan 
entails the construction of new brick 
entryways at the campus' main gate 
on Orange Avenue (Route 1) and at 
the Campbell Avenue entry; a 
revamped facade for the north end of 
Maxcy Hall, which serves as the 
main administration building; and a 
preliminary proposal for the con- 
struction of a new Admissions 
building on the main campus. The 
work, which will be contracted 

independently by the university, is 
tentatively slated for completion by 
late summer. 

At a special presentation for the 
university community held Septem- 
ber 21 in Dodds Hall Auditorium, 
representatives from the architectural 
firm described the revamped main 
entry as a brick convex-shaped 
gateway that will include a graceful 
brick wall (varying from five to seven 
feet in height) that would span 
approximately 300 feet on either side. 
The wail, which will be located 
approximately four feet in from the 
property line, will separate the campus 
proper from Route 1. Asimilarly- 

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Extensive beautification plans are in the planning stages for the university's rrmin campus, as shown in the architectural rendering (abow) created 
by MatthezvslThompson/Connell, an architectural firm. A key thrust of the plan is the creation of a "more park-like" atmosphere at UNH. 


styled brick concave-shaped gateway 
would grace the entry on Campbell 
Avenue and Ruden Street as well. 

Though the main doorway to 
Maxcy Hall is located on the quad- 
rangle shaped by the Ubrary, the 
Student Center and the School of 
Engineering, most people entering 
the campus from Route 1, visitors 
and UNHers alike, use the entrance 
on the north side of Maxcy Hall. 
Therefore, the plan calls for the 
extension of the northern end of 
Maxcy Hall, including the remodel- 
ing of the existing exterior and the 
replacement of the portico's interior 
windows. In addition, Georgian- 
style front doors, free standing 
columns and attached balusters will 
further complement the building's 
traditional architecture. 

Yet another priority is a proposal 
for the construction of a new Admis- 
sions building to house the offices of 
Admissions, Financial Aid and allied 
services and become a focal point for 
current students as well as potential 
students and their parents. Though 
plans have not yet been drawn, the 
architects envision a two-story brick 
structure that would complement 
Maxcy Hall's Georgian-style. 

While priority will be given to the 
areas described above, architects also 
shared their long-range vision of a 
more extensive beautification plan. 
The university's recent purchase of 
2.3 acres on Route 1 and adjacent to 
the UNH residence hall properties, 
would allow the relocation of the 
maintenance offices to existing 
buildings on the new property and 
open the space the maintenance 
facility now occupies for parking and 
greenery. Walkways or promenades, 
which would stretch from the Ruden 
Street entrance nearest Campbell 
Avenue across campus to the main 
gate and also crisscross the campus 
linking the residence halls and other 
buildings to Maxcy Hall, would 
be 24-foot-wide pathways lined 
with trees. 

To add still more greenery and to 
improve the flow of traffic and 
pedestrian safety on campus, existing 
parking areas will sport ballards and 
trees at their perimeters. Overall, 
planners envision the planting of 
some 100 trees and the possible 
incorporation of a grassy area for 
recreational use by students. 

Campus Improvements Complement 

In addition to the proposed 
beautification plan that was pre- 
sented to faculty, administration 
and staff on September 21 in 
Dodds Hall Auditorium, a variety 
of other campus improvements 
have already been undertaken or 
are currently under consideration. 
These projects include: 

■ Construction of a new 
wing for the School of 
Engineering — 

The culmination of a three-year 
Fund for Engineering campaign 
led to the construction of a 10,000- 
square-foot wing which houses 
classrooms, laboratories, work and 
study areas, offices and meeting 
rooms. The wing and its equip- 
ment, costing $1.7 million, was 
ready for student use this fall. 
(Photo coverage of the Dedication 
ceremonies will appear in the 
Winter issue of Insight.) 

■ Property acquisition — 

The university recently purchased 
a 2.3-acre parcel of property which 
abuts Orange Avenue and the 
UNH residence halls, providing 
better access to and improved use 
of existing property and facilities 
on the main campus. 

■ Remodeling of Harugari 
Home of the School of Hotel, 
Restaurant and Tourism Adminis- 
tration. Harugari Hall underwent 
a $350,000 facelift this summer. 
Improvements included the 
painting of all offices and class- 
rooms, installation of new floors, 
carpeting, exterior windows and 
restrooms. In addition, the kitchen 
of the Epicurean Dining Room was 
totally revamped. New flooring, 
fixtures and air vents were among 
the improvements. 

■ Renovation of Pare 
Vendome and Olympic 
Heights Residence Halls — 

The Pare Vendome Residence Hall, 
a 72-unit housing facility for 
students, was completely refur- 
bished over the past academic 
year. In addition to a new lobby 
and a fresh coat of paint through- 
out the building, other improve- 
ments included new bathrooms, 
ceilings, carpeting and indoor 
lighting. New outdoor lighting is 
slated for installation in the near 
future. Similar renovations are 
currently underway at the Olym- 
pic Heights Residence Hall, which 
contains an equal number of units. 

Students celebrated the recent renovation of the Pare Vendome Residence Hall during Parents' 
Weekend on October 12 and 13 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the new front lobby. 


University's Beautification Plan 

Also repainted were the entry to 
the Freshman Residence Hall and 
the Helen Anne Residence Hall. 
Projected cost for the renovations 
totals $1.76 million. 

■ Initiative to Upgrade 
laboratory and technical 
equipment — 

Approximately $800,000 has been 
allocated to upgrade equipment 
used by faculty and students. The 
expenditures will be phased in 
over a three-year period. 

■ Installation of a new 
roof on the Marvin K. 
Peterson Library — 

While the library roof has been 
repaired several times over the 
years, a new roof was long past 
due. The project is scheduled for 
completion in November. Mean- 
while, the lower level of the library 
has been revamped to provide 
better access to periodicals, micro- 
films and other sought-after items 
as well as to improve the traffic 
pattern of users. 

■ Planned upgrade of the 
existing communications 
network — 

An estimated $550,000 has been 
allocated to solidify and improve 

the university's computer commu- 
nications network. Underground 
fiber optic cables to be installed in 
the near future will be the first step 
toward an improved communica- 
tions system that will Hnk various 
buildings and departments on 
campus with one another via 

■ Installation of air- 
conditioning throughout 
Echlin Hall- 
Plans are well underway to 
provide air conditioning through- 
out the building, which houses the 
Computer Center, the EMBA 
Program offices, classrooms and 
conference facilities. 

■ Renovation of the 
Music and Sound 
Recording Studio — 

Located in the School of Business, 
the recording studio is currently 
being remodeled and upgraded. 
Improvements include the installa- 
tion of state-of-the-art 24-track 
equipment, the expansion of the 
control room to accommodate 
more seating for students, and 
increasing the number of recording 
studios to a total of two. 

The Marvin K. Peterson Library saw improvements both inside and out. A new roof was 
recently installed and, inside, library staff revamped the lower leivl. 

New Engineering 
Wing Dedicated 

The dedication of the new wing of the 
Jacob F. Buckman Hall of Engineering 
and Applied Science, home of the 
UNH School of Engineering, officially 
took place the morning of October 20, 
as alumni, faculty, students and 
friends of UNH applauded the event. 
With a snip of the scissors, a robot, on 
loan from the university's industrial 
engineering and computer science 
department, cut a length of blue and 
orange ribbon, symbolizing the 
official opening of the facility, which 
has been operational since September. 

Chairman of the UNH Board of 
Governors Norman I. Botwinik 
opened the brief ceremony, held 
during the university's annual 
Homecoming festivities, by express- 
ing his pride in the university's 
continued growth during its 70 
year history. 

University President Phillip Kaplan 
echoed these sentiments and traced 
the growth of the university's School 
of Engineering, which has been an 
integral component in the university's 
expansion. The School, which offered 
only associate degrees in its infancy, 
currently offers nine undergraduate 
and four master's degree programs. 
To keep pace with the needs of UNH 
students, Buckman Hall was built in 
1969, said Kaplan. 

"The engineering programs at the 
university enjoy a fine reptuation for 
both breadth and quality," said 
Kaplan. He then read a letter from 
Mrs. Clarice L. Buckman, a major 
donor after whose late husband, 
Jacob, Buckman Hall is named. Mr. 
Buckman was co-founder of Enthone, 
Inc., a major area corporation. 

Next, M. Jerry Kenig, dean of the 
School of Engineering, discussed the 
importance of engineering education 
and focused on the advantages the 
wing's new laboratories afford 
students. He also recognized others, 
including Provost Alexis Sommers 
and Vice President for Finance 
Frederick Fischer, for their roles in 
bringing the construction of the wing 
to fruition. The 15-minute ceremony 
concluded with an open invitation to 
tour the new wing. 

The $1.75 milUon addition houses 
classrooms, modem manufacturing 
and human factors laboratories and 
other facilities in support of the 
university's engineering programs. 


Fall Orientation Starts the Year Off Right 

What do a package of lifesavers, a 
card catalog file and an "I'm 
sold on UNH" bumper sticker have 
in common? Not much ordinarily, 
except when it's time for the tradi- 
tional UNH Orientation Day Scaven- 
ger Hunt held as part of activities and 
festivities geared to welcome new 
and transfer students to campus. 

The two-day Orientation program 
began on Monday, September 4, 
when students with assorted friends 
and parents in tow began moving 
into the residence halls. With stereos, 
blankets and books in place, the 
newest members of the UNH family 
headed for the North Campus 
gymnasium, where they received 
packets of orientation materials at the 
check-in desks and warm welcomes 
from Dean for Student Services James 
E. Martin and Day Student Govern- 
ment President Michael Fitzgerald. 

The university's second Convoca- 
tion ceremony (see related story on 
page 6) lent a traditional flavor to the 
orientation while a variety of activi- 
ties — including small-group meet- 
ings, picnic-style lunches, a Day 
Student Government barbecue, and a 
series of rotating workshops — helped 
students get to know each other 

A highlight of the annual Orientation festivities is the president's reception where new and 
transfer students get to know each other and UNH officials. Above, Vice President for Finance 
Frederick Fischer welcomes some newcomers to campus outside Maxcy Hall. 

and the campus. 

New to the orientation program 
this year was the American Freshmen 
Survey, a questionnaire asking 
student input on topics ranging from 
educational goals to social and 
political issues. 

Many students took the opportu- 

nity to get acquainted with the 
university's academic deans by 
attending meetings during which 
each of the deans of the university's 
five undergraduate schools spoke. 
Later, students mingled with officials 
during an informal president's recep- 
tion held on the Maxcy Hall lawn. 

Fall 1990 


NEW ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT — August 7 was a red-letter day for the School of 
Engineering when two high-performance computer workstations valued at $61,000 were 
delivered to the Computer-Aided Engineering Center. The units were donated jointly by Digital 
Equipment Corporation (DEC) and SNET. Here, DEC senior technical consultant Tom Woerner 
(seated) points out features of the new software to Academic User Services Specialist Dan 
Laudano, left, and Mechanical Engineering Professor Richard Stanley, right. 

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$280,000 in Grants 

Awarded Three 

UNH Profs 

Three UNH professors — Roman 
Zajac, Ismail Orabi and Erik 
Rosenthal — recently received a 
total of more than $280,000 in 
grant money to pursue studies 
in environmental science, 
mechanical engineering and 

Zajac, an assistant professor of 
biology and coordinator of the 
master's degree programs in 
environmental science, has 
received two grants totalling 
nearly $158,000 to study bottom 
habitats in Long Island Sound 
and area estuaries. The first 
grant, for more than $102,000, 
was awarded by the Connecticut 
Department of Environmental 
Protection. The funds will be 
used to produce a set of environ- 
mental maps depicting bottom 
communities and habitats in 
Long Island Sound and to 
develop an analytical frame- 
work for the management of this 
area of the Sound. 

A second grant for $55,000 
from the National Science 
Foundation will be used to 
study the population dynamics 
of species hving in the bottom 
communities of area estuaries. 
A matching grant of $63,539 
was awarded to Ismail Orabi, 
associate professor of mechani- 
cal engineering, from the 
National Science Foundation's 
Instrumentation and Laboratory 
Improvement Program. The 
funds will be used to acquire a 
state-of-the-art materials testing 
system which will allow stu- 
dents to evaluate material 
properties relating to stress, 
elasticity and fatigue with 
greater accuracy. 

Mathematics Professor Erik 
Rosenthal also has received 
funding from the National 
Science Foundation. His grant 
of $70,000 will be used to 
investigate certain aspects of 
automated deduction, including 
the development of a computer 
program to prove mathematical 

Fall Battels Fellow to Speak Nov. 19 

William J. Weisz, vice chairman of the 
board and retired chief executive 
officer of Motorola, Inc. will come to 
the University of New Haven 
Monday, November 19, as the fall 
1990 Distinguished Bartels Fellow. 

After a morning of meetings and 
discussions with undergraduate 
business and engineering classes, and 
a luncheon to be hosted by M.L. 
McLaughlin, dean of the School of 
Business, Weisz will give his fellow- 
ship address entitled "In Process.. .A 
Renaissance in American Competi- 
tiveness." The address will take 
place at 4:30 p.m. in the Dodds Hall 
auditorium on the main campus and 
will be followed by a question-and- 
answer period and informal recep- 
tion. It is open to the pubHc, free of 

Weisz has spent 41 years at 
Motorola, Inc., rising from junior 
development engineer (1948) to 
president (1970), chief executive 
officer (1986), and officer of the board 
(1988). He retired as CEO in Decem- 
ber 1989, but remains as vice chair- 
man of the board and consultant to 
the company. 

He has been an active contributor 
to professional, civic, and govern- 
mental organizations and commit- 
tees, served on numerous boards, and 

William Weisz, vice chairman of the board and 
retired chief executive officer of Motorola, Inc., 
will speak on "In Process... A Renaissance in 
American Competitiveness" as the fall 1990 
Distinguished Bartels Fellow. 

received several important awards. 
He has been a member of the Busi- 
ness Roundtable and is currently 
serving on the federal Defense Policy 
Advisory Committee on Trade. 

Weisz holds a bachelor's degree in 
electrical engineering from MIT. A 
Chicago-area resident, he is married 
and has three children. 

CFSI INTERNSHIP PROGRAM — Dr. Frederick Mercilliott (left), director of UNH's graduate 
fire science program, met with Republican Congressman Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania (center) 
and Marko Bourne (right), director, as part of an on-going internship program UNH participates 
in with the Congressional Fire Service Institute. Bourne, who will receive a degree in fire science 
from UNH in January, served as an intern with the Institute last year. 


Convocation Speaker Stresses Volunteerism 

A new flag for the School of 
Engineering was unveiled at 
Convocation, held on campus 
during Orientation on September 5, 
as Dean for Student Services James 
E. Martin, left, looks on. 

Under a beautiful blue sky with 
nary a cloud in sight. New Haven 
Mayor John Daniels brought home 
the twin problems of racism in 
society and poverty in our cities as he 
addressed UNH students and faculty 
at the university's second annual 
Convocation. During the outdoor 
ceremony, which was held on the 
Maxcy Hall quadrangle, Daniels 
directed his attention primarily 
toward students, asking them "to 
look as you learn and grow." 

Said Daniels, "Ask hard questions 
and look for new answers. There is 
no reason why the class of 1994 can't 
be the one to find new answers." 
Asking them to integrate the study of 
"the problems which fall to my city 
and our country" with their aca- 
demic pursuits, he urged students to 
volunteer for community service. 

Daniels was the featured speaker at 
the 10 a.m. ceremony, which coin- 
cided with the second day of fall 
orientation festivities for new and 
transfer students. Convocation 
officially began with a processional 
of administrators and honored guests 
led by President Phillip Kaplan and 
followed by faculty and students 
who gamely kept in step with music 
provided by the West Haven Civic 
Orchestra Ensemble. 

After a warm greeting by Associate 

Provost Caroline Dinegar, Dean for 
Student Services James E. Martin 
served as master of ceremonies. 

In addition to the mayor's address, 
program highlights included the 

"Ask hard questions and look 
for new answers. " 

— Mayor John Daniels 

presentation of the university award 
for distinguished teaching (full-time) 
to Robert Allan Glen, associate 
professor of history in the School of 
Arts & Sciences, and of the university 
award for distinguished teaching 
(part-time) to Armand Bernard 
Giroux, an adjunct instructor of 
management in the School of Busi- 
ness. More than 70 student scholars 
were recognized as well. 

Adding to the pageantry of the 
event, two new school flags — one for 
the School of Arts & Sciences and 
another for the School of Engineer- 
ing — were unveiled. Explaining the 
symbolism of the blue and gold flag 
bearing a pen, quill, globe and atom. 
Arts & Sciences Dean Joseph 
Chepaitis said these elements repre- 
sented areas common to the major 
liberal arts disciplines. Engineering 

Dean M. Jerry Kenig noted that his 
school flag's bright orange hue is the 
academic color for engineering, while 
two facing blue E's at the flag's 
center symbolize the discipline. 

Freshman Matthew Vass accepted 
the class banner on behalf of the 
Class of 1994 from Day Student 
Government President Michael 
Fitzgerald, and the exercise con- 
cluded with the UNH Alma Mater 
and a recessional. 

New Haven Mayor John Daniels asked students 
to strive to overcome the problems of racism and 
poverty as part of his Convocation address. 


Splendid Dinner Marks Close of FFE 

It was a beautiful fall evening, a 
perfect setting for a celebration. 
And the more than 120 people 
attending the gala Campaign Cele- 
bration Dinner for the Fund For 
Engineering (FFE) did just that when 
they came to campus on September 25 
to mark the successful conclusion of 
the FFE fund-raising drive. 

There was ample reason to cel- 
ebrate. The campaign had brought in 
over $2.5 million for laboratories and 
equipment in support of the 
university's undergraduate and 
graduate degree programs in engi- 

Commenting on the significance of 
this successful effort, M. Jerry Kenig, 
dean of the School of Engineering, 
noted that keeping up with techno- 
logical advances in the various fields 
of engineering is a daunting task. 
But, he said, "The FFE has altered the 
equation for the university so that the 
rate of improvement now exceeds the 
rate of obsolescence." 

The festive evening began with a 
cocktail hour in the new Jacob F. 
Buckman Hall, home of the School of 
Engineering. Guests were encour- 
aged to embark on self-guided tours 
of the new laboratories and class- 
rooms, picking up hors d'oeuvres 
along the way. 

At 7:30 p.m., everyone moved to the 
Student Center Dining Hall, where a 
formal dinner was served. Master of 
ceremonies Cheever Tyler, chairman 
of the development committee of the 
UNH Board of Governors and a 
partner in the New Haven-based law 
firm of Wiggin & Dana, set a tone of 
high-spirited festivity as he intro- 
duced the featured speakers. FFE 
Chairman Francis A. Schneiders, AS 
'54, president of Enthone-OMI Inc., 
thanked and presented gifts to Robert 
B. Dodds, honorary FFE chairman, 
and Robert F. Wilson, vice-chairman. 
Awards also went to Leon Talalay, 
chairman of the FFE's Friends Com- 
mittee; Cheever Tyler, head of the 
Corporations & Foundations Commit- 
tee; Alexander Nicholson, BS '65, 
EMBA '78, chairman of the Alumni 
Committee; and the many other board 
members and volunteers who had 
worked on the fund-raising effort. 

Next, UNH President Philhp 
Kaplan spoke briefly and presented a 
gift to Schneiders. Concluding the 
program, Dean Keiug talked of the 

Accepting tokens of appreciation from Francis A. Schneiders, AS '54, F.F.E. chairman (at 
microphone) are (left to right): Cheever Tyler, Robert F. Wilson, Robert B. Dodds, Alexander 
Nicholson, BS '65, EMBA 78, and Leon Talalay. 

future of the Engineering School and 
introduced Herbert E. Berry, division 
vice-president at the Electric Boat 
Division (EB) of General E)ynamics. 
Berry, whose son is a UNH graduate, 
spoke about the central role of the 
university in providing higher 
education to employees of his com- 
pany, noting that 1,200 Electric Boat 
people are currently enrolled in UNH 
programs. He added that UNH has 
been a strong force in the broader 
community as well. In this respect, 
he said, "The University of New 

Haven is a quality educational 
institution that has been of great 
service to the entire region." 

Joyce O. Resnikoff, primary 
trustee /manager of Olde Mistick 
Village and secretary /treasurer of 
Mall Inc., and member of the Board 
of Governors, was responsible for 
arranging the event. She was as- 
sisted by Marjorie Botwinik, Carolyn 
Bruce, Shirley Gerber, Karen 
Nicholson, Jaye Schneiders, Marjorie 
Talalay and Sally Tyler, all spouses of 
other board members. 

EMBA Program Sees Promising Growth 

With the establishment of a third 
teaching location (in Groton) and the 
entry of the largest number of stu- 
dents in its 16-year history, the 
university's Executive MBA Program 
is growing at a promising clip. 

Ruth Gonchar Brennan, program 
director, said the Southeastern 
Connecticut EMBA location has 
drawn students from Connecticut, 
Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 
"Southeastern Connecticut has little 
opportunity available for seasoned 
professionals to come together in a 
formal, long-term situation," said 
Brennan, speculating as to one reason 
for the positive response to the 
program in that area. 

Meanwhile, some 45 students — the 
largest incoming class ever — are 

bringing a diversity to the course 
work which she believes is part of its 
strength. "They are older — the 
average age is almost 40," said 
Brennan, adding that the students 
have a significant amount of work 
and management experience. She 
noted, too, that 27 percent of the 
students are women; 1 1 percent are 
minority and 13 percent already hold 
advanced academic degrees. "Hav- 
ing that diversity in the classroom is 
a critical element in the success of the 
program," she said. 

Among upcoming events in the 
works at the EMBA office are two 
alumni breakfasts slated for February 
9 and May 10 and several short 
courses to be offered in 1991 to keep 
alumni current in their fields. 


14 New Faculty Join UNH Community 

As the 1990-91 academic year 
officially got underway in 
September, UNH welcomed 14 
new faculty members into the 
campus community. 

Seven new faculty joined the 
School of Arts & Sciences, six more 
came on board in the School of 
Business, while the School of 
Engineering added one additional 

New to Arts & Sciences are: 
Margaret A. Boman, M.S. in 
mathematics, John Carroll Univer- 
sity — instructor of mathematics; 
Wesley Davis, M.A. in American 
literature. Southern Connecticut 
State University — lecturer in 
Enghsh; Richard J. Farrell, M.A. 
in English, University of Virginia 
and M.Phil, in English, Yale 
University — lecturer in English; 
Tara L'Heureux-Barrett, M.A. 
in psychology. University of 
Connecticut — instructor of psy- 

chology; Guillermo E. Mager, 
M.A. in music education, New 
York University — assistant pro- 
fessor of visual and performing 
arts and philosophy; Brenda 
Williams, Ph.D. in reading com- 
prehension, Washington Univer- 
sity — assistant provost and 
associate professor of English; and 
Jerry T. Zinser, M.F.A., Rutgers 
University, assistant professor 
of visual and performing arts 
and philosophy. 

New to the School of Business 
are: Jerry L. Allen, Ph.D. in speech 
communication. Southern Illinois 
University -Carbondale — professor 
and chair of communication; James 
C. Corprew, M.B.A. in manage- 
ment. Old Dominion University, 
M.D.S. in decision sciences, 
Georgia State University — associ- 
ate professor of management and 
hotel, restaurant and tourism 
administration; Louis S. Mottola, 
Ph.D. in research and statistical 

methodology. University of 
Northern Colorado — associate 
professor of management; 
William M. Norton, Ph.D. in 
criminology, Florida State Univer- 
sity, J.D., University of Connecti- 
cut School of Law — associate 
professor of pubhc management; 
Zeljan Suster, Ph.D., University of 
Belgrade — assistant professor of 
economics; and Robert J. Torello, 
M.B.A. in econometrics, economic 
forecasting, finance. University of 
New Haven, M.S. in economics. 
Southern Connecticut State 
University — assistant professor 
of economics. 

New to the School of Engineer- 
ing is Arthur S. Gow 111, B.A. in 
chemistry, B.S. in chemical engi- 
neering. University of Rhode 
Island, B.S. in economics, 
Muhlenberg College — assistant 
professor of chemistry and chemi- 
cal engineering. 

Music and Sound Recording 
Programs Receive Accreditation 

UNH has recently been granted 
licensure and accreditation from the 
Connecticut Board of Governors for 
Higher Education for bachelor of arts 
and bachelor of science degrees in 
music and sound recording. 

The UNH programs in music and 
sound recording, the only ones 
offered in Connecticut, are designed 
to provide musicians with a working 
knowledge of the technology through 
which their art is transmitted while 
giving sound recording professionals 
a clear understanding of the art form 
with which they are dealing. Students 
are instructed in three interrelated 
areas: music history, theory and 
aesthetics; musicianship; and sound 
recording methods and techniques. 
The university began offering classes 

in the discipline in 1986; 
more than 90 students are 
now enrolled as majors. 

On-campus facihties for 
the programs include a 
complete recording 
studio, which is currently 
being updated to accom- 
modate 24-track equip- 
ment and to better fulfill 
its role as a teaching tool. 

Also, the control room 
will be expanded to allow 
more seating for students 
and the use of the interior 
space will be revamped to 
allow for an additional 
recording studio — 
bringing the total number 
of studios to two. 

Michael Kaloyanides, chairman of the Department of Visual 
and Performing Arts and Philosophy, demonstrates how to 
blend the sounds of instruments during a recording session. 
The UNH music and sound recording program is the only 
one of its kind in the state. 


Grants Officer 
Sets Priorities 

Helping the university and its 
faculty make the most of grant 
opportunities is a priority for Melissa 
Coleman, the university's new grants 
officer. Coleman, who joined the 
Office of Development and Alumni 
Relations on August 6, believes that 
grants opportunities are so broad that 
each of the university's six schools 
should be active in seeking available 

She should know. Previously 
director of special projects in the 
Division of Continuing Education at 
the New Jersey Institute of Technol- 
ogy, Coleman has several years of 
experience in the grants arena. Her 
work has included everything from 
soliciting and administering new 
grants and contracts and pursuing 
growth of existing grants programs, 
to tracking finance operations and 
preparing fiscal, technical and final 
reports for government agencies. 

Her short-term goals include 
preparing a policy manual with 
common standards that can be used 
as a reference tool by faculty and staff 
and assisting people with current 
projects that need on-going funding. 
Her long-range plans are more 
ambitious: tap new funding sources 
to support faculty research and 
institutional development projects 
such as expansion of library resources 
or acquisition of new laboratory 

As grants officer, Coleman will be 
available for pre-proposal consulta- 
tions — which include locating 
funding sources or matching grants, 
helping with budget planning, 
providing writing assistance for 
technical and /or narrative docu- 
ments, and seeking institutional 
approval. She will also be involved 
with final review of grant applica- 
tions and with post-award adminis- 
tration such as finding the best 
purchase price for equipment, 
monitoring project spending and 
budgets and insuring that funding- 
agency regulations are met and 

A relocated Manhattanite, Coleman 
holds a B.A. in social science from the 
State University of New York in 

UNH Welcomes New Assistant Provost 

On August 1, Dr. Brenda Wil- 
liams joined the campus 
community as the new assistant 
provost. In that capacity, she will 
head the Office of Students' 
Academic Development and will 
hold the rank of associate professor 
of English. 

Williams came to UNH from the 
University of Hartford, where she 
was an assistant professor and 
chairman of the reading and 
academic development department 
and also director of the Reading 
and Academic Development 
Center. Her background includes 
faculty posts at Saint Louis Com- 
munity College and the University 
of Missouri as well as eight years 
of teaching experience at the high 
school level in Washington, D.C., 
where she taught English and later 
became interested in pursuing 
studies in reading and develop- 
mental education. She earned both 
a master's degree and a doctorate 
from Washington University. Her 
research interests center on cogni- 
tive psychology, memory and 
retention of exposition. 

Williams said the diversity of 
the student body at UNH are what 
brought her to campus, along with 
the fact that the university has 
recognized the importance of 
addressing students' ongoing 
developmental needs by making 
her position a function of the 
Provost's Office. 

She believes the need for devel- 

New Assistant Provost Brenda Williams 
now heads the Office of Students' 
Academic Development, where she will 
focus on expanding its services. 

opmental education will grow in 
the years ahead. By the year 2000, 
Williams said the majority of 
American college students will be 
non-traditional students who will 
have differences in learning styles, 
educational backgrounds, and ages. 

As director of the Office of 
Students' Academic Development, 
Williams plans to expand services 
to freshmen and transfer students, 
identify students with inadequate 
preparation in one or more aca- 
demic areas, and enhance efforts in 
minority retention. 

Angel City Marks Start of 1990-91 
Theatre Arts Productions 

The university's Theatre Arts Depart- 
ment kicked-off the fall season with a 
production of Angel City by play- 
wright Sam Shepard. Performances 
were scheduled from Thursday, 
November 1 through Sunday, No- 
vember 4. 

The play, a satiric comedy, depicted 
the slick world of big time Holly- 
wood movie producers and, in the 
process, explored American myth. 
Set in Los Angeles, it focused on two 
movie tycoons who have reached the 
brink of financial ruin and hire an 
eccentric stunt man to help them 
concoct a "miracle" hit movie. 

Angel City, which prenuered at the 
Magic Theatre in San Francisco in 
1976, has drawn rave reviews. New 
York City's Village Voice described it 
as Shepard's "most playful work, and 
one of his most accessible." 

The play's five main characters 
were portrayed by UNH students; 
some 30 students were involved in 
the overall production. 

Future Theatre Arts productions 
include The Alliance Theatre's Black 
Nativity Show (December 7-9, 14-16) 
and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of 
Being Earnest (February 14 & 15, 
March 28-31). 




This itj^nnation ivas written by the staff of the Public Relations Department. 

Provost's Office 

Alexis Sommers, provost, pre- 
sented a paper entitled "Effectiveness 
of Logistics Concentrations in Non- 
Logistics Degree Programs" at the 
25th Annual International Logistics 
Symposium of the Society of Logis- 
tics Engineers, held in Phoenix, AZ, 
on August 22. 

Caroline Dinegar, associate pro- 
vost, was appointed to the Affirma- 
tive Action Commission of the City 
of New Haven by Mayor John 
Daniels. The appointment was 
confirmed by the New Haven Board 
of Aldermen. 

School of Arts & 

Henry Voegeli, professor of 
biology, presented "Restriction 
Endonuclease Cleavage of 0X174 
Virus DNA and Subsequent Frag- 
ment Separation using Polyacrylam- 
ide Gel Electrophoresis" at the 
annual American Society for Microbi- 
ology meetings held May 13-18 in 
Anaheim, CA. He also was an invited 
participant at a round table discus- 
sion centering on laboratory experi- 
ments at colleges and universities. 

Ramesh Sharma, assistant profes- 
sor of mathematics, had three papers 
accepted for pubUcation. They are: 
"Three Dimensional Locally Symmet- 
ric Contact Metric Manifolds" co- 
authored with David Blair of Michi- 
gan State University, to appear in 
The Bollettino dell'unione Matematica 
Italiana; "A Classification of 3- 
Dimensional Contract Metric Mani- 
folds with Q0=0Q" to appear in 
Kodai Mathematical Journal; and 
"Exponential and Trigonometric 
Functions through Functional 
Equations" accepted by the Interna- 
tional Journal of Mathematical Educa- 
tion in Science and Technology. 

Michael Morris, professor of 
psychology, was an invited guest 
speaker at the Northeast Section 
Meeting of the Society of Research 

Administrators, held in Virginia 
Beach on June 5. He addressed 
"Administrative Leadership: Is This 
an Oxymoron?" 

Elizabeth Moffitt, professor of 
visual and performing arts, exhibited 
her paintings at The Gallery in the 
lobby of the New Haven Savings 
Bank. Moffitt, a colorist and land- 
scapist, is well known for her 
pointillistic use of color. The show, 
sponsored by the bank, the Munson 
Gallery and the William M. Hotchkiss 
Company, opened October 4 and ran 
through November during regular 
business hours. 

School of Business 

Ruth Gonchar Brennan, director of 
the EMBA Program, recently pub- 
lished her first book. Listening for 
a President: A Citizen's Caynpaign 
Methodology pubUshed by Praeger of 
New York City. The book, which 
was co-authored by Dan F. Hahn, 
professor of political communications 
at Queens College, suggests evaluat- 
ing presidential candidates using a 
new method of biographical study 
that relies solely on information 
gleaned from the candidates rather 
than through the media. 

Steven Shapiro, assistant professor 
of economics, presented a seminar on 
"Mergers in the 1980's: Work in 
Progress" on campus this past May. 
The seminar was based on research 
completed as part of a summer 
faculty fellowship funded by the 
Graduate Student Council. 

School of Engineering 

R. Yucel Tokuz, associate professor 
of civil and environmental engineer- 
ing, presented a paper on "Rotating 
Biological Contactor Treatment of 2- 
Nitrophenol and 2-Chlorophenol 
Containing Hazardous Wastes" at the 
22nd Mid-Atlantic Industrial Waste 
Conference held July 24-27 in Phila- 
delphia and hosted by Drexel Univer- 
sity. The paper was pubUshed in 
the Proceedings of the conference. 

Another paper by Tokuz, "Biotreat- 
ment of Hazardous Organic Wastes 
Using Rotating Biological Contac- 
tors," has been accepted for publica- 
tion in Environmental Progress, a 
journal pubHshed by the American 
Institute of Chemical Engineers. 

A seminar on "Physical Properties 
and Moisture Considerations in the 
Design of Wood Structures" was held 
on campus September 26. The 
seminar was designed for architects, 
engineers and building professionals. 

Ismail 1. Orabi, associate professor 
of mechanical engineering, presented 
a paper entitled "A Comparative 
Study Between Two Techniques for 
Non-Gaussian Random Vibration 
Analysis of NonUnear Systems" at 
the 11th U.S. National Congress of 
Applied Mechanics held May 21-25 
in Tucson, AZ. He also presented 
"Response of a Sliding Structure to 
Earthquake Excitations" at the CSME 
Mechanical Engineering Forum 1990 
held in Toronto during June 3-8. 

School of Hotel, 
Restaurant & Tourism 

Warren Smith, professor of man- 
agement and quantitative analysis, 
was named acting dean of the School 
of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism 
Administration effective August 8. 
He will serve in that capacity until a 
permanent dean is named. A former 
dean of the School of Business, Smith 
was involved several years ago in the 
organization of the then department 
of hotel administration within the 
School of Business. 

School of Professional 
Studies & Continuing 

WiUiam Gere, dean of the Graduate 
School, has been appointed acting 
dean of the School of Professional 
Studies & Continuing Education. He 
will serve in that capacity for the 
1990-91 academic year. 

The department of occupational 
safety and health was awarded 
$2,500 by the trustees of the Olin 
Corporation Charitable Trust in 
support of the master of science 
program. It was the corporation's 
fifth award to the program, which is 
directed by Brad Garber, professor of 


professional studies. 

The university's fire science 
division participated in the filming of 
a videotape entitled "Benzene, 
Toluene and Xylene" by the Emer- 
gency Film Group of Boston. Several 
of the experiments depicted in the 
film were conducted on campus with 
the assistance of Hamdy Balba, a 
practitioner in residence in fire 

The Graduate School 

The university recently received 
approval from the Connecticut 
Department of Health Services to 
offer a graduate-level certificate in 
long-term care administration. The 
certificate will fulfill state licensure 
requirements for qualified individu- 
als who wish to become nursing 
home administrators. 

Admissions & 
Financial Aid 

The university has reorganized the 
Admissions and Student Life offices, 
creating the Office of Student Ser- 
vices which will encompass the 
functions of both areas. James E. 
Martin, former dean for student life, 
was named dean for student services 
at the start of the academic year. 

As part of the reorganization, 
Rebecca Johnson was named associ- 
ate dean for student life. Johnson also 
will retain her position as director of 
residential life. 

Pamela Francis was appointed 
acting director of admissions. For- 
merly director of career development 
and the co-operative education 
program, Francis will be responsible 
for developing marketing initiatives 
for the Undergraduate Admissions 

Lisa Carraretto was appointed 
director of international services. 
Formerly affiliated with the Foreign 
Student Advising Office at Yale 
University, Carraretto earned a B.S. 
in public relations and an M.S. in 
international affairs from Florida 
State University. 

Laura Diorio was named coordina- 
tor for student activities and leader- 
ship development. She holds a B.S. in 
psychology and visual arts from the 
State Uruversity of New York and an 
M.A. in higher education administra- 

Estonian Doctor Visits UNH 

Dr. Eda Kask, an obstetrician/ 
gynecologist who teaches mid- 
wifery at Tartu University in 
Estonia, spent a day at the Univer- 
sity of New Haven in September 
and went away impressed. 

Dr. Kask was visiting the United 
States at the invitation of Dr. 
Kristaps J. Keggi, a renowned 
orthopedic surgeon who practices 
in the Waterbury area. The two 
learned about each other through 
Kask's son, an orthopedic surgeon, 
who came to the United States to 
study with Keggi last year. While 
in this country, Kask spent several 
weeks consulting with a prominent 
area gynecologist and also found 
time for her side trip to UNH. 

Associate Provost Caroline 
Dinegar took Kask on a tour of the 
campus and introduced her to 
President Phillip Kaplan, Vice 
President for Finance Fred Fischer, 
and a number of faculty and staff 
members. At the conclusion of her 
visit, Kask said she was particu- 



Dr. Eda Kask, an obstetrician/gynecologist 
at Tartu University in Estonia, visited 
UNH as a side trip during her recent visit 
to the United States. 

larly enthusiastic about the DNA- 
related experiments she saw in the 
forensic science laboratories and 
with the technical learning aids 
(microfiche, CD-ROM) in the 
university library. 

tion and student development from 
Boston College. 

Martha Woodruff, assistant profes- 
sor of economics and quantitative 
analysis, was appointed acting 
director of career development and 
co-operative education. Joining her 
will be Betsy Hogan, who will serve 
as her assistant. Hogan had previ- 
ously been a member of the Office of 
Students' Academic Development. 

UNH enrolled more students at off- 
campus sites than any other Con- 
necticut college, according to an 
article that appeared recently in 
Update, the newsletter of the Depart- 
ment of Higher Education in Hart- 
ford. UNH was followed by Teikyo 
Post University and Middlesex and 
South Central community colleges. 

Marvin K. Peterson 

Gretchen Hammerstein, university 
librarian, was appointed to the 
Connecticut Library Association 
Executive Board where she will head 
the development committee. She 

also serves as chairman of a commit- 
tee to develop a consortium of 
smaller academic libraries in Con- 

Teri Oparanozie joined the library 
staff as a reference librarian and also 
will serve as the School of Business 
liaison librarian and coordinator of 
bibliographic instruction. She holds 
an M.A. in anthropology from the 
State University of New York, an 
M.L.S. from North Texas State 
University and is currently working 
toward her Ph.D. 

A display of contemporary Latin 
American Art on loan from the 
Housatonic Museum of Art is cur- 
rently being exhibited on the main 
floor of the library. The display 
features a collection of paintings, 
prints, and works on paper. 

This summer the library featured 
an exhibit on Martin Luther King on 
loan from the Connecticut Humani- 
ties Council. George Bellinger, 
president of the Afro-American 
Historical Society, helped arrange the 
use of the display, which included 20 
panels of photos and text. 




This information was prepared and wriltm by the staff of ttie alumni and deoelopmetit office. Submit copy to the Alumni Office. 

Two Named to Alumni Board Posts 

Raymond V. Havican, MBA'78, 
formerly secretary of the Alumni 
Association Board, has been named 
vice president of the association, and 
Ronald D. Urquhart, EMBA'90, will 
assume the role of secretary of the 

The new appointments are due to 
the recent resignation of Joseph J. 
Cieplak, BS'72, who stepped down 
as vice president of the Alumni Board 
due to an increase in personal respon- 
sibilities and greater company travel. 
Cieplak has served the university 
faithfully in several capacities in- 
cluding serving as chairman of the 
1988 Annual Fund and corporate 
tables chairman of the 1990 Scholar- 
ship Ball. 

Havican is regional manager of 
Feroleto Steel Corporation in Bridge- 
port and an adjunct professor in the 
university's School of Business. (An 
article featuring Havican and fellow 
officers of the 1990 Alumni Associa- 
tion Board appeared in the Spring 
issue of Insight.) 

Ronald Urquhart is vice president 
for consumer credit at People's Bank 
and head of its credit card business. 
He has been active in various UNH 

Ronald Urquhart, EMBA'90, vice president 
for consumer credit at People's Bank, was 
named secretary of the Alumni Board. 

activities and is presently serving as 
corporate tables chairman for the 
upcoming Scholarship Ball. When 
asked about his new appointment, he 
said, "It's an honor to be invited to 
serve at this level. 1 am looking 
forward to the many challenges of a 
maturing alumni constituency." 

Charge with Charger Card 

Very soon a "Charger" credit card 
will be available to UNH alumni, 
students and friends. In coopera- 
tion with People's Bank, the 
Alumni Relations Office has 
designed a distinctive credit card 
program that will provide an 
opportunity for the Alumni 
Association to make some 
money — without asking for 
additional donations. Here's how 
it works: For every UNHer who 
estabhshes a Charger credit 
account. People's will pay 
Alumni Relations five dollars. 

Each year thereafter. Alumni 
Relations will receive five dollars 
when the credit card is renewed. 
"We are very excited about the 
Charger MasterCard plan and urge 
our alumni to consider the oppor- 
tunity carefully," said Patricia J. 
Rooney, RSM, UNH alumni 
director. "After all. People's Bank 
offers the lowest annual percent- 
age rate in the entire Northeast. 
It's a win-win situation." The card 
will feature the famed Charger 
logo and is available through 
People's Bank. 

Annual Fund 



September 24 saw the start of the 
1990-91 Annual Fund Phonathon. 
Alumni, students and staff volunteers 
man the phones in Maxcy Hall's 
phonathon room each evening to 
solicit funds for the university. 

Alumni and parents are requested 
to support this endeavor, which 
supplies much-needed funding for 
such purposes as financial aid, 
campus improvements and library 
acquisitions. The annual fund goal 
for the 1990-91 fiscal year is $260,000. 

To add to the fun and excitement of 
the phonathon, some groups of 
alumni and friends have challenged 
each other to see who can produce 
the most funds in an evening (or 
week) of calling. Callers from 
People's Bank of Bridgeport are one 
such group. The People's representa- 
tives man the phones for at least one 
evening per phonathon, usually 
racking up record pledge totals. 

Scholarship Ball 

Early planning has already begun on 
the eighth annual UNH Alumni 
Scholarship Ball. Alumni AssociaHon 
President Stanley A. Gniazdowski 
announced the co-chairpersons for 
the April 20 event at the September 
Alumni Board meeting: Patricia 
Rosenbaum, EMBA'86, and Sheilah 
Rostow, MBA'86. In addition, 
Ronald Urquhart, EMBA'90, will 
serve as chairman for corporate 

A vice-president with Connecticut 
National Bank, Rostow has exten- 
sive volunteer experience as does 
Rosenbaum, who serves as a training 
coordinator for Educational 
Resources for the Hospital of 
St. Raphael. 

This year the ball will be held at the 
university in the North Campus 
gymnasium. Save the date as the 
evening promises to be very exciting 
and filled with surprises. 


Fall Estate Planning Seminar Set 

An individual's personal hold- 
ings, however modest, com- 
prise an estate and are subject to the 
complexities of estate law. To help 
interested persons deal with this 
body of law, the university Alumni 
Office will host its fall estate plan- 
ning seminar on November 14; the 
program will feature two outstand- 
ing speakers, each renowned in 
her field. 

Attorney Suzanne S. Bocchini 
concentrates her practice in the area 
of estate planning and settlement. 
A partner in the Hartford law firm 
of Reid & Reige, P.C., Bocchini 
received her undergraduate degree 
from the Catholic University of 
America and her law degree from 

St. Louis University School of Law. 
She is a fellow of the American 
College of Trust and Estate Counsel 
and a director of the Connecticut 
Estate Tax Planning Council and the 
Hartford Estate and Business 
Planning Council. A sought-after 
and engaging lecturer, Bocchini will 
address the topic of estate planning 
to avoid the perils of Title 19. 

Joining her as a presenter will be 
Isabelle V. Curtiss, CPA and Accred- 
ited Personal Financial Specialist. A 
graduate of Central Connecticut 
State University, Curtiss has twenty 
years' experience in estate trust 
planning. She is a member of the 
American Institute for CPA's and 
serves on the executive committee of 

that body's Personal Financial 
Planning Division. Her honors 
include the Outstanding Service 
Award from the Connecticut Society 
of CPA's for her work in personal 
financial planning. Among Curtiss's 
specialties is the Connecticut inherit- 
ance tax. She will also address 
alternative methods of property 

The seminar will be held in the 
UNH Student Center Lounge. 
Potential participants are asked to 
pre-register as space is limited. 
Guests are welcome; refreshments 
will be served. 

For further information, contact 
the UNH Office of Development and 
Alumni Relations at 932-7270. 

Alumni/Admissions Partnership — 
Helping to Spread the Word about 


When Robert Smith graduated with 
a bachelor's degree in business 
administration from UNH in 1985 it 
marked a new beginning, rather than 
the end, of his ties with the university. 
Smith, a trade planning specialist with 
General Dynamics, Electric Boat 
Division, became involved in the 
Alumni/Admissions Partnership 
Program, helping Admissions staff 
spread the word about UNH to 
potential students. 

"I feel the university provided me 
with a great education. It was a terrific 
learning experience and there was 
great camaraderie between students 
and faculty," said Smith, who later 
earned an M.B.A. from UNH. To date, 
he has represented the university at 
career fairs for high school students in 
Hartford, New Haven and Rhode 

In an effort to expand recruitment of 
quality students, the Admissions 
Office welcomes the volunteer service 
of alumni who can participate in the 
Alumni/Admissions Partnership 
Program. Volunteers can assist at 
college fairs or career nights at local 

high schools, participate in sum- 
mer receptions for incoming 
students, or serve as resource 
people for accepted students who 
may wish to contact them by 
phone. Alumni, who may volun- 
teer to serve as much or as little as 
their schedules permit, will receive 
support materials about UNH, a 
guidebook, an ID badge and 
training from the Admissions staff. 

Like Smith, fellow alumnus Tom 
Ciotti, who earned an undergradu- 
ate degree in air transportation 
management (1984) and now heads 
two of his own firms, said he 
believes the quality of the educa- 
tion he received at UNH was 
excellent. As an alumni/admis- 
sions volunteer he said, "1 enjoy 
telling students how I went 
through the program and where I 
felt UNH had an advantage over 
other schools I attended." 

President of Aviation Resource 
Management in New Jersey and 
Air/Serv, Inc. in Bridgeport, Ciotti 
also said he finds it interesting to 
see how students make decisions 

and what their priorities are in the 
rudimentary stages of college scout- 
ing. Having participated in several 
college fairs and a seminar for pro- 
spective students, Ciotti said he hopes 
that other alumni who feel strongly 

"/ enjoy telling students how I 
went through the program and 
where I felt UNH had an 
advantage over other schools I 
attended. " 

— Tom Ciotti, B.S. '84 

about the university will be willing to 
share those experiences with prospjec- 
tive students. 

Alumni will receive a flyer outlining 
the Alumni/Admissions Partnership 
Program in more detail in the near 
future. Meanwhile, anyone who 
would like more information should 
contact Pamela Francis in the Admis- 
sions Office at (203) 932-7318. 


Class Notes 


H. Roger Funk has been 
elected to the board of the St. 
Raphael Foundation in New 
Haven, CT. Funk is vice 
president of F. & W. Welding 
Services and resides in 
Bethany Vi'ith his wife, Mary. 


Carl H. Carlson, Jr. of 

Marlborough, CT, has been 
appointed New England 
Region Vlll vice president- 
director of the American 
Institute of Plant Engineers. 
Carlson recently retired from 
Northeast Utilities after 36 
years with the company. 

Fred Schmelzer is a Lockheed 
senior systems engineer at 
Kennedy Space Center. He is 
responsible for maintenance 
and modification of the cranes 
that handle the flight hard- 
ware of the space shuttle. 
Schmelzer lives in Rockledge, 


M. Thomas Jackson was 

elected vice president of sales 
for the ]. L. Wickham Com- 
pany in Baltimore, with 
responsibility for all machine 
tool sales. Jackson lives in 
Westminster, MD, with his 
wife, Christina, and two sons. 


John C. Cage, Jr. has retired 
as director of corporate real 
estate for Perkin-Elmer 
Corporation in Norwalk, CT. 
Gage and his wife, Joanne, 
reside in Westport. 


Norman S. Randall has been 
named manufacturing 
manager of the Newton New 
Haven Company in North 
Haven, CT. He resides in 
Deep River. 


Nedra Wynn has been 
promoted and transferred to 
the VA Medical Center in 
White lUver Junction, VT, as 
chief of personnel. 


Richard M. Hannon was 

reappointed to a five year 
term on the Hamden Board of 
Ethics and elected vice 
chairman of the board. 
Hannon serves as an assessor 
for the commission on 
accreditation for law enforce- 
ment agencies. He resides in 
Hamden, CT. 


Russell B. Fritz, Jr. of Fritz & 
Hawley Company in New 
Haven, CT, was elected to the 
Council of the Guild of 
Prescription Opticians of 
America. He is currently 
president of the Connecticut 
Opticians Association. Fritz 
and his wife. Erica, reside in 

Darick O. Gill was promoted 
to advanced technology 
security manager for 
Northrop Aircraft Division. 
He is responsible for flight 
test operations security for the 
Douglas YF-23 advanced 
tactical fighter at Edwards Air 
Force Base in California. Gill 
resides in Palmdale, CA, with 
his wife. Sue, and two sons. 

Louis J. Scarfo has recently 
been appointed principal 
chemist with the State of 
Connecticut Department of 
Environmental Protection- 
Bureau of Air Management. 
Scarfo resides in New Britain, 

Frederick T. Yale, owner of a 
weight training center, is a 
professional master of 
ceremonies for bodybuilding 
competitions and a national 
physique judge. Yale resides 
in West Haven, CT. 


William Maynard, former 
Montville prison warden, has 
been appointed warden for a 
new $11.7 million, 300 bed 
central minimum-security 
facUity in Cheshire, CT, which 
will open soon. He is a 19- 
year employee of the State 
Department of Corrections. 

Daniel Peckham graduated 
from Vermont Law School 
(J.D.) in May and wall be 

joining the firm of Brown, 
Kellerher, Zwickel & Wilhelm 
in Windham, NY. Peckham 
resides in Prattsville. 

John R. Savory was recently 
installed as senior vice 
commander of the Military 
Order of World Wars, an 
organization of active and 
retired military officers 
dedicated to service to their 
country. Savory, a real estate 
broker/realtor in Monterey, 
CA, resides in Pacific Grove. 

John R. Savory 

Anthony J. Vanzino has 

been promoted to product 
manager with AT&T in 
Bridgewater, NJ. Vanzino 
and his wife, Lisa, reside in 
Belle Mead with their three 


James P. Behuniak has been 
appointed vice president of 
operations at Piatt Bros. & 
Co. of Waterbury, CT. He 
joined the firm in 1973. 
Behuniak resides in 
Southbury with his wife, 
Nancy, and their four 

Donald L. Cerullo has been 
elected a vice president at 
United States Tobacco Co. in 
Greenwich, CT. He will be 
responsible for the manage- 
ment and operation of all 
computerized systems 
throughout UST and its 
subsidiaries. Cerullo is a 
resident of Stamford. 

Scott Fera has been pro- 
moted by FlightSafety 
International to the post of 
national sales manager based 
in Chesterfield, MO. Fera 
resides in St. Charles with his 
wife, Ronda Mills '75, and 
their three children. 

Robert Garguilo was re- 
elected vice president of the 
Walter Camp Football 
Foundation for a fourth term. 
Garguilo, who plays third 
base for the West Haven 
Angels senior men's BB 
league, is a co-owner of 
Humphrey's East Restaurant 
and president of R & P 
Electric Co., Inc., both in New 
Haven, CT. 

Edward Huff, food services 
director for the Milford, CT, 
school system, has gained 
national recognition for his 
efforts on the environmental 

Loma Mickiewicz-Palazzi 

had a private art show in May 
and June at Gayle O'Neill's 
Fine Jewelry store in 
Southbury, CT. Her awards 
include ribbons from the 
Connecticut Classic Art and 
Trumbull juried shows. She 
has had showings of her 
watercolors at UNH and in 
the Meriden and Wallingford 
libraries. She resides in 

Joe Petti is owner and 
president of Delaney Engi- 
neering, Inc. in Milford, CT, 
which specializes in product 
design, mold design and mold 
building for the plastic 
industry. Petti and his wife, 
Ann Marie, reside in Orange. 


Thomas A. Delia Ventura, 

management information 
analyst for the New Haven 
Manufacturing Corporation, 
has authored "How to Budget 
Your Family's Income in 60 
Minutes or Less" and created 
a course by the same name. 
He resides in Hamden, CT, 
with his wife, Roseann, and 
two children. 

Patrick J. Healy, vice presi- 
dent of finance and adminis- 
tration at Quinnipiac College, 
has been named to the 
Hammonasset School board 
of trustees for a three-year 
term. Healy resides in 
Northford, CT, and is 
currently a Ph.D. candidate in 
Higher Education Adminis- 


Leslie Lewis is chef manager 
employed by Helene Fuld 
Medical Center. Formerly, 
Lewis taught food service at 
the Center for Educational 
Advancement in Flemington, 
NJ. He resides in Levittown 
with his wife, Paulette. 

Joseph Rowley became chief 
of police in Orange, CT, in 
March. His department has 
an extensive drug education 
program for all school levels. 
Henotes thatof thelO- 
member department, eight 
are UNH graduates. 

Owen E. Stewart has been 
promoted to controller of the 
women's shoe group-division 
of J.C. Penney Company, Inc., 
in Dallas. Stewart lives in 
Piano, TX. 


Marshall T. Chiaraluce, the 

Regional Water Authority's 
chief operating officer, has 
received the George W. Fuller 
award from the Connecticut 
Section of the American 
Water Works Association. A 
leader in water science 
education, Chiaraluce lives in 
Guilford, CT, with his wife, 

T. Brian Condon has been 
named to the advisory 
committee of the Board of 
Trustees of the New England 
Organ Bank with headquar- 
ters in Brookline, MA. 
Condon, vice president for 
administration at Yale-New 
Haven Hospital, lives in 
Cheshire, CT, with his wife, 
Carol, and their four daugh- 

John P. Hanke has passed the 
certification exam of the 
National Fluid Power Society 
and is registered as a special- 
ist. Hanke works for Hydro 
Air of Connecticut, Inc. as a 
sales engineer and lives in 
Hamden, CT, with his wife, 
Cheryl, and two children. 

Vincent Perrelli has been 
appointed to the Board of 
Airport Commissioners, 
Tweed-New Haven Airport. 
He lives in New Haven, CT, 
with his wife, Valerie, and 
daughter, Dara. 

James Perrotti has been 
appointed commander of the 
campus police force at Yale 
University. Commander 
Perrotti is the first Yale officer 
to graduate from the FBI 
National Academy in 
Quantico, VA. He began his 
career at Yale as a patrol 
officer in 1973. 


Douglas L. Dortenzio, a 

veteran New Haven police 
major, was appointed police 
chief in Wallingford, CT, as of 
September. He was selected 
from among 100 applicants. 
Dortenzio and his wife, 
Patricia, presently reside in 
New Haven. 

Kathleen E. Havranek, State 
of Connecticut police officer, 
has been assigned to Norwich 
Hospital. She resides in East 
Haddam, CT. 

Diane Lepper is the director 
for the Bridgeport-based 
Corporation for Public 
Management, an alternative 
incarceration center, under 
the Department of Correc- 
tions. Lepper resides in 
Hamden, CT. 

Stephen B. McPherson has 

been elected treasurer of the 
Healthcare Financial Manage- 
ment Association for fiscal 
year 1991. McPherson teaches 
graduate-level courses at 
UNH and is a board member 
of the Shirley Frank Founda- 
tion. He resides in Orange, 
CT, with his wife and two 

Alexandria Ranciato, former 
director of planning and 
zoning for the town of North 
Haven, CT, has opened a 
consulting office. Planning 
and Development Consult- 
ants, in North Haven. 
Ranciato is a licensed realtor 
and soon will be licensed as a 
real estate appraiser. 

Robert L. Smith has been 
appointed director of large 
volume marketing for Atmos 
Energy Corporation in Dallas. 
Smith is responsible for 
developing and administering 
policies related to large 
volume customers in Atmos' 
three operating companies. 
He is a chartered industrial 
gas consultant. 

November 3 Reunion 
in Maryland 

Have you ever considered joining the cheering sec- 
tion at one of the Chargers' road games? Why not 
consider meeting other alumni at the Towson State 
stadium in Maryland to watch the Chargers take on 
the Tigers. 

If you are interested, please contact Alumni Rela- 
tions at (203) 932-7270 to arrange the time, place and 
tickets. The next move is yours. Give us a call. 


Robert J. Bosco has been 
appointed director of adult 
probation in Connecticut. He 
is responsible for the 368- 
person division which has a 
current caseload of 45,000 
cases. Bosco joined the 
department in 1972 as a 
probation officer. He resides 
in Colchester, CT, with his 
wife, Margaret, and their two 

John M. Mine has assumed 
the position of district 
manager, food, for the 
Canteen Company of Chase 
Manhattan Bank in New York 
City. Hine resides in 
Manchester Township, Nj. 


Vanessa Bums, a former city 
alderwoman and fiscal 
analyst has become public 
works director for the City of 
New Haven. Burns is the first 
woman and the first black 
person to head this depart- 
ment. She is responsible for 
the city's streets, sewers, 
bridges, garbage and public 

Robert J. Florczak was 

recently promoted to the 
grade of colonel in the U.S. 
Army Reserve and is as- 
signed to the 76th Division 
Maneuver Training Com- 
mand in Cranston, RI. He is 
currently enrolled in the U.S. 
Army War College — 
Corresponding Studies. 
Florczak is an account 
manager with the Kendall 
Healthcare Products Com- 
pany and resides in Guilford, 
CT, with his wife, Mary Ann, 
and children, Rob and Laurie. 

Philip J. Hancock has 

recently joined the regional 
district agency for Northwest- 
em Mutual Life Insurance in 
Norwich, CT. His field 
extends into developing 
retirement, education and 
disability programs. Hancock 
lives in Waterford with his 
wife, Valerie. 

William M. Kamofsky 

purchased and became 
president of Frostproof 
Growers Supply Inc. of 
Florida. The business 
provides supplies and 
equipment to the citrus 
industry as well as nurseries. 
Kamofsky and his wife. Rose, 
reside in Winter Haven, PL, 
with their two children. 

Richard R. Marcella has 

taken over the reins as head 
football coach at Bridgton 
Academy, Bridgton, ME, 
where he was formerly the 
assistant coach. 

Robert G. Schwetje was 

promoted to director of 
human resources for the 
eastern region of Bamett 
Banks, Inc. of Jacksonville, 
FL. Bamett is the leading 
financial institution in 
Florida. Schwetje joined the 
firm in 1987 and resides in 
Winter Park. 

Robert G. Schwetje 


Robert A. Stratman of 

Mentor, OH, has been 
promoted to plant manager at 
Perry Nuclear Power Plant in 
North Perry. 

Steven J. Whitman has been 
appointed executive director 
of the Housatonic Valley 
Association, a 45 year-old 
environmental organization 
with some 2,500 members. 
Whitman, a Litchfield, CT, 
resident, is a board member 
of the Flanders Nature Center 
in Woodbury. He is vice 
president at Bristol Babcock, 
Inc. in Watertown. 


Donato G. Lupacchino has 

assumed a new position with 
John Hancock Financial 
Services as agency specialist, 
and will be responsible for 
advanced market training. 
Lupacchino is vice president 
of New Haven Life under- 
writers and president elect for 
'91 -'92. He resides in 
Meriden, CT. 


E. Jeffrey Hutchinson is 

employed as a systems 
manager with Intermec 
Corporation. He resides in 
Everett, WA, with his wife, 
Karin Kreyssig '86, and 
daughter. Amy. 


Michael McElroy of Norwalk 
has joined McChord Engi- 
neering Associates Inc. in 
Norwalk, CT. He is a 
member of the American 
Society of Civil Engineers and 
the Connecticut Associafion 
of Land Surveyors. 

Craig Mortali, associate 
producer with ESPN, has 
received an Emmy award 
from the National Academy 
of Television Arts and 
Sciences for best studio 
program "ESPN'S NFL 
Gameday." Mortali lives in 
North Haven, CT. 

Joseph Pelaccia, controller at 
Milford Hospital Inc., has 
been elected to the Healthcare 
Financial Management 
Association board of directors 
for fiscal year 1991. He has 
been employed at the hospital 
for 17 years. Pelaccia and his 
wife reside in Orange, CT, 
with their four children. 

Anthony J. Sparano III was 

recently promoted to offen- 
sive coordinator of the 
Division I Boston University 
Terriers football team. 
Sparano resides in Wellesley, 
MA, with his wife, Jeanette, 
and sons, Anthony and 


Captain Gayle V. Blomberg 

is currently serving in the U.S. 
Air Force as a staff inteUi- 
gence officer at Peterson Air 
Force Base, Colorado Springs, 
CO. Prior to this, Blomberg 
had been stationed in 

Frank Harper Jr. is president 
of Intelligent Systems Services 
Corp. based in Atlanta, GA. 
Harper developed a computer 
system called AIMS (Auto- 
mated Intelligent Manage- 
ment Systems) which is a 
multi-user software package. 

Carol L. Kudzma has been 
promoted to vice president/ 
director of telebanking for 
AmeriFirst Bank in Miami. 
Kudzma resides in Miami 
with her husband. Jay. 

William W. Lee has founded 
Lee Financial Services, Inc. to 
serve the financial manage- 
ment needs of closely held 
businesses on a part-time 
basis. Lee lives in Guilford, 
CT, with his wife, Kate, and 
two children, and is actively 
involved in various civic 

William W. Lee 

Jeaimine Brown Miller of 

Niagara Falls, NY, has been 
named director of personnel 
at Niagara University. Miller 
formerly held various 
personnel posts for Citytrust 
Bancorp in Bridgeport, CT. 


Alaric Fox has been awarded 
the juris doctor degree from 
Western New England Law 
School. Fox resides in 
Windham Center, CT. 

Patricia Rosenbaum retired 
from the board of directors of 
the Volunteer Action Center 
of Greater New Haven after 
serving a term of six years, 
two as board president. 
Rosenbaum remains active in 
the community in other areas 
as well as on the UNH 
Alumni Council. She is 
training coordinator at the 
Hospital of St. Raphael in 
New Haven, CT. 

Sheilah B. Rostow of New 

Haven, CT, has been elected 
1989-90 New England Region 
national director of Financial 
Women International. Rostow 
is a vice president and unit 
manager for Connecticut 
National Bank in New Haven 
and is an active member of 
the UNH Alumni Council. 

Marcella Zimmerman has 

been awarded the juris doctor 
degree from Western New 
England Law School. 
Zimmerman lives in 
Baldwinsville, NY. 


Richard J. Mahoney has been 
chosen as assistant treasurer 
for the town of Canton, CT. 
As former finance director in 
Woodbridge he brings a 
wealth of experience to head 
town financial matters. 
Mahoney resides in Branford. 

Patricia A. Morrissey has 

been awarded the juris doctor 
degree from the University of 
Bridgeport School of Law. 
Morrissey resides in 
Sti-atford, CT. 

Colleen M. Scott, a certified 
public accountant, has been 
promoted to vice president of 
finance at Waterbury Hospi- 
tal in Connecticut. Scott was 
formerly director of finance. 


Lance Coughlin of Hamden, 
CT, has been training at the 
Municipal Police Training 
Council in Meriden to 
prepare for his appointment 
as patrolman with the 
Ansonia Police Department. 

Edmund S. Krasinski 

received an M.S. in special 
education from Eastern 
Montana College in June. 
Krasinski has transferred to 
the general office of Montana 
Power Company in Butte, 
MT, as an employee relations 

Linda J. Malone of 

Hopkinton, RI, has been 
named an assistant vice 
president of Old Stone Trust 
Company in Westerly. She is 
currently attending North- 
western Trust Graduate 

Peter Nwaobi was appointed 
sales representative for 
Guinness Import Company. 
A former senior accountant, 
he elected to work in sales 
covering the Brooklyn, NY, 
area, with a special interest 
toward expanding sales 
within the Caribbean commu- 
nity of that area. 

Mark P. Petruzzi, manager of 
prescription services of 
Community Health Care Plan 
in New Haven, CT, has been 
installed as the 110th presi- 
dent of the Connecticut 
Pharmaceutical Association. 
Petruzzi is a resident of South 

Bradford N. Seymour is 
currently employed by the 
U.S. Air Force as an electronic 
engineer located at Griffiss 
Air Force Base, Rome, NY. 
Seymour resides in 


Robert M. Barbato has 

accepted an appointment as a 
public management intern 
with the New York State 
Division of the Budget. He 
resides in Albany, NY, with 
his wife, Emily. 

Kurt Puckhaber has accepted 
a position as financial 
planner/analyst for the 
Richardson Foods Corp. of 
Macedon, NY. Puckhaber 
and his wife, Nancy, reside in 
Fairport, NY, with their 
daughters Corrin and Krista. 


Clotilde Dudley-Smith has 

been appointed to the 
position of assistant professor 
and first year chnical coordi- 
nator at the University of 
Bridgeport Fones School of 
Dental Hygiene. She resides 
in Orange, CT, with her 
husband, Ron. 


Barry P. Bonito accepted a 
position with ADVO-Systems 
inc. as regional director of 
human resources. Bonito 
lives in Waterbury, CT. 

Joan Fridshal has been 
notified that she has passed 
all parts of the uniform CPA 
exam. Fridshal will be 
pursuing a master's degree in 
taxation at UNH this fall. 

Dawn M. Lowe of Cornwall, 
CT, has been appointed a 
financial aid counselor at 
Westchester Community 
College. While a student at 
UNH, Lowe was a graduate 
staff assistant in the financial 
aid office. 

Wayne R. Vincent to 

Lisa M. Chi/madia 


Anna Marie Alvarez to 
Richard M. Teardo '88 

Carol L. Kudzma to 

James E. Flynn,Jr. 

Giovanna Grace Torina to 

Leonard P. Marcello, Jr. 


Laura M. Brady to 

Paul Steinmeyer 

Margaret M. Cavanagh to 

Laurens Snyder 

Donald E. Porter to 

Elaine M. Foley. 

David T. Sileo to 

Christine Marie O'Connor 

Warren C. Young to 

Barbara Anne Volpe 

Marcella Zimmerman to 
William Baker 


Michelangelo Falbo to 

Anna Cavalieri 

Douglas W. Hempel to 

Janice Marie Smeriglio 

Nominations Sought 

Ihc Distinguished Alumnus Selection Committee is 
currently seeking nominations for the 1990 Distin- 
guished Alumnus Award. The award serves to 
publicly recognize an alumnus or alumna who has 
achieved noteworthy distinction in his or her chosen 
profession as well as demonstrated a commitment to 
civic and charitable activities. 

This coming year's award will be presented at the 
8th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball to be held in 
UNH's North Campus gymnasium on April 20, 
1991. Committee review and selection is expected to 
be completed in December 1990 — previously 
nominated candidates will automatically be brought 
before the committee for reconsideration. 

Candidate nominations for this prestigious award 
should include the nominee's name, address and 
place of employment if known, a summary of 
reasons for nominating the candidate, your name, 
address and phone. Responses must be received by 
the Alumni Relations Office, University of New 
Haven, 300 Orange Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516, 
no later than November 15, 1990. 

Robert M. Barbato to 
Emily R. Talsky. 

Christopher C. Bodor to 

Marv Beth Kiru'an 


E. Jeffrey Hutchinson and 
vwfe, Karen Kreyssig,'85, 
Everett, WA, daughter — Amy 

. Q — 

Richard C. Miller to 

Lorrie Ann Correia to 


Stacey Lee Rubino 

Gustin Cariglia 

Philip N. Maltese to 

Michael P. O'Hare to 

Donald P. Malone to 


Allison Marrone 

Cheryl Lynn Broggi 

Loreen Ann Nelson 

Gary R. Teller to 

Thomas J. Rossi to 

Wendy Marie Perreault 

Antonio Pinto to 


Ann Blinderman 

Jennifer Ann Slusarz 

Raymond E. Bellmore 


Kevin H. Boyd to 


JoAnn Lynn Cottrell to 

Elizabeth C. Waller to 

Charles Peterson 


Henry P. Dynia 

Beth Ann Blaszczyk 

Mark A. Whittaker 


Daniel T. Butler to 

Theresa Ann Druke to 

Timothy Rae to 


Sandra Ann Peckrul 

Paul A. Chapman 

Carol Holly Chrissos 

Richard E. Davis 


Kenneth J. Eldridge to 


Richard F. Barnard Jr. to 

Joanne E. Leech 

Carmen G. Thomas 

Nancy L. Ohlhous 

Louis L. Nicoletti Jr. to 

New Arrivals 


Kimberly Ann McGuire 


Robert J. Galligan 

Scott Durgin to 

Thomas W. Vaccarelli to 


Kim Marie Slone 

Barbara Anne Otto 

Raymond G.Oros and wife, 
Michelyn, Holland, PA, son — 

John H. Sherman 

Angela Femicola to 

Paul M. Wilner to 

Drew Taylor, May 11, 1990. 


Stuart Lev 

Frank Perillo 

Kirsten Lee Scott 




Robert Galluzzo and wife. 

Deborah L. Barnes to 

Nathan P. Anderson to 

Karen, Meriden, CT, son — 


Kenneth H. Leaf 

Elizabeth Buckley 

Michael Robert, April 9, 1990. 

John H. Hamlyn, Jr. 




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Volleyballers Claim a 14-0 Record at Start of Season 

Head coach Debbie Chin won't be 
seeing her team in the opener of 
ABC's "Wide World of Sports" for 
one simple reason. Her team rarely 
tastes the agony of defeat. 

In 1990, the Chargers have raced to 
a perfect 14-0 record, capturing both 
the UNH-Baden Invitational and the 
University of New Haven Invita- 
tional titles. In a stretch from 1988 to 
the first 10 games of 1990, the Blue 
and Gold also won 84 of the 100 
matches they played, including 
1988's record setting season of 44 
wins against six losses. With this in 
mind, there can be little argument 
that UNH has become one of the 
nation's premier volleyball programs. 
If the first 14 matches of the 1990 
season are any indication, that claim 
should reach far into the new decade 
as well. 

Last year. New Haven turned in a 
33-1 1 record and advanced to the 

NCAA playoffs for the sixth time in 
seven years. Only one player gradu- 
ated from last year's team, All- 
Region setter Lisa Reza. Although 
that loss was a major one. Coach 
Chin remains confident that this team 
can reach the same heights as last 
year's squad. 

Co-Captains Arlene Marshall and 
Robin Salters have anchored the New 
Haven attack, with Marshall leading 
the team in kills and Salters ranking 
first in assists. The two players have 
also provided the Chargers with 
outstanding leadership on the court, 
a plus when you have one freshman 
and two sophomores making up half 
of the starting six. 

Freshman Semaj Douglas has been 
an outstanding addition to the 
hneup. She ranks as one of the top 
attackers on the team, owning a 
hitting percentage of nearly .320. A 
member of the Cagunland volleyball 

club team that placed fifth in the 
Junior Olympics last June, Douglas' 
background includes earning All-City 
honors in volleyball while at McMain 
Magnet in New Orleans. 

The sophomores are well established 
after gaining experience last season. 
Both Quyen Vu and Vincia St. Jean 
were named to the AU-NECC first 
team last season and should earn a 
spot on that team this year. Outstand- 
ing blockers at the net, they possess 
two of the hardest shots on the team. 

With a 15-4 record, the Chargers 
seem in control in this region. The 
Blue and Gold will receive two major 
tests over the next few weeks, travel- 
ling to Cal-State Sacramento and 
Florida Southern College for two 
important tournaments. Whether 
New Haven wins or loses in those 
tournaments, it will gain experience 
against some of the best teams in the 

Soccer Team Aims for a Winning Campaign in 1990 

When head coach Joe Maher first 
described Luigi Cappetta's play, 
he kept it simple: "He can put the ball 
in the goal." Never let it be said the 
sophomore didn't live up to his 
coach's expectations. 

In his first season with the UNH 
soccer team, Cappetta has already 
collected eleven goals and five assists 
for a team high 27 points. In fact, his 
point total ranks him third among the 
leading scorers in the powerful New 
England Collegiate Conference. 

He has turned the heads of oppos- 
ing coaches throughout the New 
England-New York Region. In one 
week, the rookie scored five goals 
and assisted on two others, earning 
NECC Rookie of the Week honors. If 
his play remains steady, he is a viable 
candidate for NECC Rookie of the 
Year honors. 

"I knew he could score goals but I 
didn't think he would score so many 
this early in the season," Maher said. 

"He could become one of the school's 
top scorers before he graduates." 

The Charger offense is already 
enjoying a banner year, tallying 28 
goals in the first 1 1 games of the 
season — far better than the 25 goals 
they scored in the 16 games they 
played last year. The team has also 
scored four or more goals in three 
games this year, reaching that total 
once more than in all of 1989. 

To date, the soccer team owns a 5- 
6-1 record including a 2-1 slate in the 
NECC. New Haven, which has 
posted 22 winning seasons in its 28- 
year existence, has a legitimate shot 
of recording its 23rd winning cam- 
paign in 1990. The only setback the 
Chargers face comes in the goal- 
keeper arena. 

One week before New Haven 
opened its pre-season camp. Coach 
Maher had three goalkeepers. By the 
eighth game, he had none. The first 
casualty came when Marco Ventura 

broke a neck vertebra in a swimming 

Three days before the season 
started, PhilHpe Hilaire tore liga- 
ments in his leg. Enter goalkeeper 
number three, Dennis Moloney. 

The freshman performed admirably 
in his first varsity start, shutting out 
Eastern Connecticut State 1-0. His 
second time out, he led New Haven 
to a 6-1 win over the University of 
Lowell, giving the Chargers its first 
NECC win — and first place. He 
continued to do well until a Queens 
College game, when a Queens 
forward decided to challenge 
Moloney and collided with the 
goalkeeper. The result was a broken 
leg and another goalkeeper gone for 
the year. With no other goalies on the 
bench, Maher asked midfielder Mike 
Improta to play the position. In his 
first two starts, Improta posted 
shutouts over Quinnipiac and nation- 
ally ranked Sacred Heart. 


Football Veterans and Rookies Make a Winning Combination 

Some teams might be satisfied with 
three 8-2 seasons in the last four 
years, and owning the best record 
among Division 11 schools in New 
England during the 1980s. But the 
New Haven Chargers have set their 
sites higher. They want a bid to the 
NCAA playoffs. So far, it looks as if 
they're well on their way — the Blue 
and Gold own a 4-1 record and have 
been ranked as 
high as 10th in 
the NCAA 
Division II polls. 
One reason for 
the Chargers' 
quick start is the 
play of the 
team's veterans. 
Quarterback Jay 
McLucas, who 
became the third 
player to throw 
for 2,000 yards 
in his first 
season as a 
starting UNH 
quarterback last 
year, hopes to 
become the first 
signal caller to 
reach that 
plateau in con- 
secutive seasons. 
(Matt Ready and 

Mike Horton have also thrown for 
over 2,000 yards, and Horton is the 
only one to do it in two separate 

Through his first five games, 
McLucas has thrown for 1559 yards, 
including a school record 422-yard 
performance against West Chester. 
An accurate passer, the senior has 
completed 96 of 179 passes for a .544 

But the Charger quarterback is not 
the only one enjoying a banner year; 
the receivers are also coming on 
strong. Ranker Pierre Fils leads the 
team with 34 receptions, 680 yards 
and six touchdowns. He has ranked 
among the nation's leaders through- 
out the season in catches per game 
and yards per catch. Not far behind 
is fullback John Raba, with 20 catches. 

While head coach Mark Whipple 
was counting on the veterans, he has 
also found considerable strength 

from his freshmen. Tailback A.J. 
Livingston rushed for a game-high 98 
yards with two touchdowns in his 
varsity debut against California, PA. 
Livingston, who was named the 
ECAC Rookie of the Week after that 
effort, has since scored a touchdown 
in every game, crossing the goal line 
nine times in five games. 
Several freshmen have stood out on 

Senior Keith Stamp makes one of his 33 total tackles which places him second on the team. Also 
adding support is Tyrone Bantett (30) who was the team's leading tackier in each of the last two years 

the defensive side of the ball as well. 
Cornerback Tory White leads the 
team in total tackles with 39, includ- 
ing 19 solos, with one fumble recov- 
ery and a tackle for a loss. Freshman 
linebacker Steve Lopes ranks second 
in total tackles with 33, 19 of which 
are solos. Not to be outdone, George 
Byrd picked off a pass in each of his 
first two games. He also blocked a 
punt, which was recovered in the end 
zone for a Charger touchdown. 

These fine performances have led 
the Chargers to a great season so far. 
It opened with an impressive show of 
offensive might as the Blue and Gold 
racked up a 54-19 victory over 
California, PA. The 54 points were 
the most scored on a UNH opening 
day, as the Chargers beat the Vulcans 
for the third straight year at the start 
of the season. 

Quarterbacks Jay McLucas and Ken 
Suhl combined for 442 passing yards. 

establishing a school record for most 
such yards in a game. McLucas 
accounted for 290 yards, completing 
19 of 31 passes, while Suhl registered 
152 yards on six of eight passes with 
three touchdowns. 

Their favorite receiver was Pierre 
Fils, a 1989 All-New England first 
team selection, who caught seven 
passes for 144 yards and one touch- 
down. One of 
the top receivers 
in New England 
and the nation, 
Fils has aver- 
aged six catches 
per game in three 
games, ranking 
him third in 
Division II. 

The New 
Haven defense 
was a major 
factor in the 
second game of 
1990 as the 
Chargers posted 
a 21-7 victory 
over Clarion 
University of 
In the first 90 
seconds, before 
most fans had 
settled in their 
seats. New 
Haven lit up the scoreboard with 14 

After taking the opening kickoff, 
McLucas hit Fils with a 59-yard pass, 
giving the Blue and Gold a first and 
goal at the Clarion eight-yard line. On 
the next play, Livingston rambled into 
the end zone, putting New Haven 
ahead 7-0. Clarion did not hold onto 
the ball for very long as linebacker 
Tyrone Barnett intercepted a Mike 
Carter pass on Clarion's second play 
from scrimmage, giving the Chargers a 
first and 10 at the Clarion 33 yard line. 
One play later, McLucas tossed a 
scoring strike to Fils, raising the New 
Haven advantage to 14-0 with only 
1 :30 gone in the first quarter. 

Clarion finally got on the score- 
board with nine minutes left in the 
second quarter. After that score, the 
New Haven defense did not allow the 
Golden Eagles anywhere near the end 
zone for the remainder of the game. 

Fight Song Debuts 
at Season Opener 

As the Chargers trounced their 
Vulcan opponents from Cahfornia 
University of Pennsylvania 54 to 19 
on September 8, strains of the new 
UNH Fight Song filled the air at 
Dodds Stadium. UNH fans took to the 
rousing tune, and as they did, another 
UNH tradition was bom. 

More than a dozen entries were 
received by Public Relations as part of 
a campus-wide contest to provide 
lyrics for the Fight Song. Members 
from every group in the campus 
community — alumni, faculty, staff, 
students, even spouses of UNHers — 
all joined in the fun. 

The selection committee, composed 
of staff from the Athletic, Public 
Relations, and Visual and Performing 
Arts departments, say they were 
hard-pressed to select a winner from 
among so many fine submissions. In 
the end, the winning lyrics were sent 
in by a loyal Charger fan who prefers 
to remain anonymous. 

Meanwhile, the debut of the new 

Lyrics by A Loyal Charger Fan 

UNH Fight Song 

Adapted from '"Our Hcrilagc" by Kar! U. King 
®C.L Bamhousc Company. OsLiloosa, lA 

Arranged &. iranscrihed 
by Albcri Celolio 

Cheer for all the Char-gen plii)^uig luinl for vic-t'ry's in the air. Oh 

hail our cai-qaiig heroes, all the way. On field or court, foes of all 

son, our learn will fight for V N H ' s lion-or and its pride! Let us 

fight wiihallour mif^u.Go Char-gers, go al- ways on to vic-lo ■ ry Ruli! 

Fight Song drew considerable 
interest from the media. The Neiv 
Haven Register carried a story about 
the competition as did Hartford's 
Channel 3 News. And the winning 
lyrics appeared recently in the 


The winning entry appears above. 
The music was adapted by Albert 
Celotto from Karl King's classic "Our 
Heritage" march. Celotto is a per- 
forming arts instructor at UNH. 


University of New Haven 
300 Orange Avenue 
West Haven, CT 06516 

New Haven, CT