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An In-depth Look at 
President Steven Kaplan's 
First Year in Office 

ALSO INSIDE: 85th Birthday Bash p.09 Smart Classrooms p. 14 Charger Update p. 16 Quiznos Comes to Campus 

University of New Haven Alumni Magazine 

The Magazine of the 

University of New Haven 

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Contributing Writers: Alison Clark, Roger Gafke. 

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Contributing Photographers: Dolores Conte, 

Len Rubenstein, Katenna Tretyakova, Chris Volpe 


Steven H. Kaplan, President 

Carl Pletsch, Provost 8 Vice President for Academic Affairs 

James Antonio, Vice President for Enrollment Management 

Thad Henry, Vice President for University Advancement 

William Leete, Vice President for Student Affairs & Athletics 

George Synodi, Vice President for Finance 


Jess Boronico, School of Business 

Barry J. Farbrother, Tagliatela School of Engineering 

Thomas Johnson, School of Public Safety & 

Professional Studies 

Daniel N. Nelson, College of Arts & Sciences 

Julian Schuster, Executive & Extended Education 

Board of Governors 
Robert Alvine 

Charles E. Pompea 
Vice Chairman 

Sal A. Ardigliano 
Geoffrey Bannister 
Philip H. Bartels 
Nan Birdwhistell 
Frank P. Carrubba 
William J. Chowanec 
Kenton J. Clarke 
Heidi S- Douglas 
David R. Ebsworth 
Richard C. Flath 
Colin J. Foster 
Jean M. Handley 
Letamane B Highsmith 
Robert M. Lee 
Mark S. Levy 
Thomas K. Lewis, Jr. 
Linda A. Masci 
David W. Nyberg 
Laura J. Reid 
Douglas D. Schumann 

Ronald G Shaw 
Daniel M. Smith 
Patricia B. Sweet 
Stephen P. Tagliatela 
Michael W. Toner 
Milton B. Wallack, DDS 

Emeritus Board 
Henry E Bartels 
James 0. Bensen 
Roland M. Bixler 
Norman I. Botwinik 
Isabella Dodds 
Orest T. Dubno 
John E. Echlin, Jr. 
John Aaron Frey 
Robert M. Gordon 
Henry C. Lee 
Robert J. Lyons, Sr 
Herbert H Pearce 
M Wallace Rubin 
Rubin W. Wallace 
Francis A. Schneiders 
R.C. Taylor III 
Rubin W. Vine 
Robert F Wilson 


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Got Change? 

Have you driven a different route to work recently, eaten 
a new type of cereal for breakfast, clipped your hair in a 
new fashion? Why is change so hard for 
people? Life is constant change — season to 
season, year to year, generation to genera- 
tion, and yet most of us resist change, 
even the small ones. 

Education, by its nature, results in change, 
growth, new life. Those of us lucky 
enough to work on a college campus see 
the new students coming at us every 
fall and seniors leaving us every spring, 
and they are transformed. But are we? 
Jk Certainly this year at UNH has been one 
of change and transformation. 
The new president has led us to look 
at every aspect of the campus, from the way the 
bushes are trimmed to the way organic chemistry is taught, 
and we ask ourselves: how could we be doing what we do 
better? Should we change? As John F. Kennedy said, 
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to 
the past or present are certain to miss the future." We're 
not missing the future, here at UNH. 

e re not missing 
future, here at UNH 

The alumni magazine has changed. Formerly called Insight, 
it is now the University of New Haven Alumni Magazine. 
More of a mouthful, but when you see the magazine land 
in your mailbox you will guickly know what we're about. 
As the University continues to fulfill its mission and take 
its place as a preeminent comprehensive university in the 
region, we will bring you news and stories about what's 
happening on campus, and how alumni are helping to 
shape the course of the future of Connecticut, New 
England, and the nation. You will be amazed at some of 
these stories, and proud. 

Please write to let us know if there's something you espe- 
cially like about what you read. And definitely write us if 
there's something you don't like. 

Like it or not, everything changes. 


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In This Issue 

10 Total Immersion 

The job of a college president isn't easy — 
part scholar, part businessperson, part 
politician, counselor, troubleshooter, 
fundraiser, financial wizard. And the sum of 
the job is more than equal to the whole. 
So how is Steve Kaplan doing? He's thriving. 

14 Learning Logs On 

Thanks to the generosity of donors and a 
solid strategic plan, many classrooms across 
campus are now wired for technology — and 
faculty and students alike are wowed. 

.. iHfMfiisiTY of new ***** 



At the end of a banner year, President Kaplan 
shares even more good news about the future 
of the University. 


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Here at the top of a 
hill in West Haven, our 
view encompasses the 
largest single gift to an 
educational institution 
in New Haven County (except for Yale), 
several new study abroad programs, and 
the beginning of UNH's 85th birthday bash, 
kicked off at the Scholarship Ball in April. 





Lots to celebrate on campus — 
faculty research on uncharted 
territory inside human memory, 
new appointments, UNH on TV 
and more. 

The 23rd Hall of Fame inductees were 
announced and some familiar Charger names 
take their rightful place in University sports 
history. Plus, UNH Athletes of the Year and 
Spring Sports updates. 


What are your fellow UNH alumni doing? 

And what can the Alumni Association 
do for you? Read about the 

ways we can help you with 
the powerful new site on our 
alumni website that provides 
career tools. 



This issue's last word is worth a few thousand 
words — haunting, evocative photos from the 
Arctic and Antarctic, samples of an exhibit at 
Seton Gallery this spring. 


Good things are 
happening at UNH 


A few of weeks ago I heard from a graduate 
student, who received her MBA from UNH 
this May, that there is a "buzz" about the 
University in the region. She was looking for 
an apartment in New Haven, and when one 
landlord found out where she had earned 
her degrees, he said, "What's happening 
up there? I'm hearing such good things 
about UNH." 

I was pleased to hear this story, and 
others like it, because it tells me that the 
word about all the "good things" that are 
happening at UNH is spreading across the 

>ne of these good thii 
| coming our way, however, if we 
didn't pay attention to our alumni 
and friends." 

region. As the academic year ended this 
May, we learned some exciting news that 
will have a very positive impact on the 

I am delighted to announce that we 
have been approved for a significant level of 
new funding that will enable us to invest 
$20 million in capital enhancements to many 
buildings and complete a wide array of 
delayed maintenance projects across cam- 
pus. Over the summer, we will put new 
roofs on several buildings and begin signifi- 
cant improvements to our residence halls — 
which our students tell us are critical to their 
satisfaction with their living quarters. We will 
be enhancing science and engineering labs 
and upgrading equipment significantly. We 
will continue the work we have begun to 
make the campus greener and more beauti- 
ful, planting more trees, bushes and flowers 
and creating an academic oasis on the Hill 
here in West Haven. 

There are more than 25 other projects 
of varying size and scope currently being 

planned, in addition to the Smart Classroom 
project that is revolutionizing the way our 
classes are taught (and which you can read 
about on page 14). Both students and facul- 
ty are amazed at the difference between 
these new classrooms and a traditional class- 
room setting. We have plans to complete 
25 more new classrooms over the summer — 
the classrooms will be hard to miss. 

Perhaps most exciting of all, we will 
begin the preliminary phases for the con- 
struction of a new $12 million recreation 
center in the fall. Today's students are much 
more committed to regular physical exercise 

(than when I went to college, and research 
has shown that an on-campus facility is an 
essential element to student satisfaction. 
We were able to secure private funding to 
allow us to begin this project, and we have 
already selected an architect, one with vast 
experience in designing this type of building 
for student use. We plan to open the facility 
in the academic year 2006-07. 

As you can see, good things are hap- 
pening at UNH. None of these good things 
would be coming our way, however, if we 
didn't pay attention to our alumni and 
friends. The magazine you hold in your 
hands is one of the many ways that we are 
reaching out to our alumni and friends. 
Have you logged onto the UNH Online 
Community? Have you come to a campus 
event? Did you know we now have UNH 
alumni clubs springing up across 
Connecticut — and across the country? 

My promise to you is that this new 
alumni magazine, with its new name, is the 
first of many regular publications to come. 
We will show you many of the exciting 
things happening on campus, but more 
important, we want to hear from you. 

Please write. And enjoy the summer. 




Tagliatela Family Bestows Transformational 
Gift on School of Engineering 


It had all the makings of a big 
announcement: the TV cameras, 
the milling crowds, the digni- 
taries from industry and govern- 
ment, the anticipatory buzz in 
the air. When President Steve 
Kaplan stepped in front of the 
microphones to announce the 
$5.25 million gift that the 
Tagliatela family of North Haven 
had given to name the Tagliatela 
School of Engineering, all that 
was missing was the sound of 
champagne corks popping. But 
the thousands of pieces of con- 
fetti that fluttered through the 
air made up for that. 

"We are incredibly excited 
and grateful that the Tagliatela 
family has committed their 
resources to support the School 
of Engineering at the University 
of New Haven," said President 
Kaplan. "To the best of our 
knowledge, this gift is the single 
largest gift made to an educa- 

tional institution in the New 
Haven region, with the excep- 
tion of Yale. The Taghatelas' lead- 
ership, and their astonishing 
generosity, coupled with their 

must be seen as essential to 
maintaining a vibrant workforce 
and society." 

President Kaplan was fol- 
lowed at the podium by several 

rily by Yale professors in Yale 
buildings on Prospect Street; 
odiers pursued business careers, 
taught by practicing managers, 
salesmen, accountants, and fore- 

"To the best of our knowledge, 
this gift is the single largest gift 
made to an educational institution 
in the New Haven region, with the 

exception Of Yale."— President Steven Kaplan 

The Tagliatela family joins President Kaplan on the roof of Buckman Hall, the site of the new Tagliatela School of Engineering, 
with a view of downtown New Haven behind them. (Left to right) Lou Tagliatela, Jr., Tncia Tagliatela, Lou and Mary Tagliatela, 
Steve Kaplan, Viola and Steve Tagliatela. 

dedication to the mission of the 
School of Engineering, will 
impact generations to come — 
both at the University and in the 
state of Connecticut. As we all 
know, engineering is in a crisis 
in our country, and a gift such as 
the Tagliatela gift is a visible, sus- 
taining reminder that strength- 
ening engineering education 

congratulatory speakers, includ- 
ing Judy Greiman, president of 
the Connecticut Conference of 
Independent Colleges, who 
brought congratulations on 
behalf of die odrer independent 
colleges in Connecticut. "When 
the University was founded in 
1920, some students came to 
study engineering, taught prima- 

men; still odiers took basic cours- 
es to prepare to enter a four- year 
college. As the school evolved and 
grew independent during those 
early years, the pragmatic mission 
stayed true: to serve the needs of 
die immediate community. 

continued on page 27 




„ Mot Your Father's 

Jess Boronico, currently Dean of 
die Christos M. Cotsakos College 
of Business at William Paterson 
University in New Jersey, has 
been appointed the new Dean of 
the School of Business at UNH. 
In making the announce- 
ment, President Steven Kaplan 
said, "I place great emphasis on 
hiring people of vision, extraor- 
dinary talent and a proven record 
of success. I also understand the 
benefits of having administrators 
and faculty whose character con- 
nects them to students seeking 
positive role models for dieir 
lives. As a former lead guitarist 
for a rock band, who obtained 
his PliD in operations manage- 
ment from die Wharton School 
of Business, Jess is not your typi- 
cal dean of business. He has the 
intellect and the high level of 
administrative accomplishments 
that will enable him to lead the 
faculty in die transformation of 
our School of Business into one 
of die finest in the region. These 
two qualities, vision and pragma- 
tism, are what attracted die 
search committee at UNH to sin- 
gle Jess out among more than 50 
candidates for the job." 

Boronico, who was raised in 
New Jersey, was classically trained 
in guitar from the age of six, and 
he spent 1 5 years as lead guitarist 
for a rock band called Babylon. 
While he played guitar, he also 
focused on obtaining Ms bache- 
lor's and master's degrees in 
mathematics at Fairleigh 
Dickinson University, and in 
1980, he accepted a fulltime 
position teaching math at William 
Paterson. After a year, he began 
work on his doctorate from the 
Department of Decision Sciences 
at the Wharton School at die 
University of Pennsylvania, and 
embarked on a career in acade- 
mia that has included teaching 
positions at Wharton, Rutgers 

above: Ba 
Boronico's band 

Boronico championed. 
The Russ Berrie Institute 
for Professional Sales is 
dedicated to developing 
educational programs for 
both undergraduate students and 
sales professionals. The E*Trade 
Financial Learning Center is an 
advanced, simulated trading 
room and instructional facility 
diat "brings Wall Street to cam- 
pus" by helping students learn 
about the principles of money 
management and investing by 
replicating real-world situations. 

Allen Sack, Professor of 
Sports Management, chaired the 
search committee for the dean's 
position, and is excited by what 
he learned about Boronico durini 

"Jess has vision and creativity, both of 
which allow us to realize the potential of 
the School of Business at UNH." 

University, Philadelphia Univer- 
sity and Monmouth University, 
where he served in his first dean's 
position. He dien returned to 
William Paterson as dean. 

His success at William 
Paterson is apparent in the inno- 
vative programs and centers that 

the search process. "Jess has 
vision and creativity, both of 
which will allow us to realize the 
potential of the School of 
Business here at UNH. He will 
help us tap into the incredible 
resources we have available to us 
in this vibrant community, and 


he understands die importance of 
reaching out to the corporate 
community, local government, 
chambers of commerce and other 

Jess is equally excited about 
the opportunities ahead, and "the 
prospects of further developing 
die initiatives of the University of 
New Haven and advancing the 
School of Business as it continues 
to establish itself as a premier 
provider of programs in business. 
This opportunity allows me to 
make a contribution and touch 
die lives of many individuals in a 
way that will impact on die wel- 
fare of the School and the 
University, its stakeholders, and 
die community. The School of 
Business has already established 
itself as a quality provider of 
business education with a practi- 
cal orientation in providing die 
skill sets that ensure student suc- 
cess in die business world." 

Farbrother to head Tagliatela 
School of Engineering 

Right before the magazine went to press. 
President Steven Kaplan announced that 
Barry J. Farbrother, formerly Dean of the T.J 
Small College of Engineering at Ohio Northern 
University, has been appointed Dean of the 
Tagliatela School of Engineering 

According to Kaplan, "Barry possesses 
the intellect, experience, and leadership skills 


needed to transform the Tagliatela School of 
Engineering into one of the strongest engineer- 
ing schools at a small comprehensive university 
in the Northeast." Farbrother has had a distin- 
guished career in academic engineering, most 
prominently at the Rose-Hulman Institute of 
Technology in Terre Haute, IN. He joined the 
faculty at Rose-Hulman in 1982 as an associ- 

ate professor and rose through the ranks to 
chair the department of electrical and comput- 
er engineering. As chair, he led the develop- 
ment of two new engineering programs that 
were ranked #1 among BS/MS institutions in 
the USA by US News 8 World Report, in com- 
puter engineering and electrical engineering. 

The chair of the search committee, 
Professor All Montazer, traveled with Greg 
Broderck, associate professor of mechanical, 
civil and environmental engineering, to the Ohio 
Northern campus to talk to Barry's colleagues. 


New Vice 
President for 


James Antonio, formerly Vice President for Enrollment Management at 
Frostburg State University in Maryland, has been appointed Vice President 
for Enrollment Management at the University of New Haven, effective July 1. 

In making the announcement, President Steve Kaplan praised Jim for his 
skillful leadership in managing enrollment at his previous institutions. 
"Enrollment management is one of the keys for the success of institutions of 
higher education today," Kaplan said. "It's an art and a science, and Jim Antonio 
has a national reputation in his field — he understands the d)Tiamics of the 
marketplace we are in and he will help us quickly increase our enrollment 
pools. He is definitely the right person for this job." 

Prior to taking his current position at Frostburg State, Jim was Dean of 
Admissions and Financial Aid for nine years at St. Mary's College in Maryland, 
ranked as the number-one public liberal arts college in the nation by US News & 
World Report. The president Jim worked for there. Dr. Ted Lewis, was the person 
who nominated Jim for the Vice President's position at UNH by telling Steve 
Kaplan, "Jim is the best enrollment management person I have ever encoun- 
tered. He was one of the most important administrators in the transformation 
of St. Mary's College, where SAT scores went up almost 300 points during 
Jim's tenure. He is a remarkable person." 

Jim unanimously won the hearts and minds of the search committee and 
of the officers and the faculty and staff who met him. Zulma Toro-Ramos, for- 
mer Dean of the Tagliatela School of Engineering, chaired the search commit- 
tee. "Jim was the strongest candidate from the beginning," she said. "His expe- 
rience and personality set him apart from everyone else, and we were really 
impressed by how he has transformed enrollment at other institutions. We are 
happy for the admissions staff who will be working with Jim because the)' will 
learn so much and he will help move us to a new level." 

Jim is equally excited about the challenges at UNH. "I am really eager to 
work with Steve Kaplan on moving the University forward," Jim said, when 
reached at his office in Frostburg, Maryland. "I think he has set realistic goals 
for improving the enrollment, and I was impressed when I visited campus 
with how people are ready to get behind Steve and be part of this new team." 

Montazer reports. "There was nothing but praise 
for Barry and his enthusiasm for the college of 
engineering at ONU. He has pushed for applied 
research and faculty professional development. 
He comes to UNH with a wealth of knowledge 

and, above all, the needed experience to take 
the School to higher levels." 

Dr Zulma Toro-Ramos, who was dean of 
the engineering school since 2003, has accepted 
the position as Dean of the College of Engineering 

and experience as a dean [Barry] comes to UNH with at Wichlta S,ate Universit V in 
as well as an academician. a wealth of knowledge and Wichita. Kansas. Toro-Ramos will 
Given his track records at experience as a dean as also be Professor of Industrial 

both the Ohio Northern well as an academician. and Manufacturing Engineering, 

University and Rose-Hulman Institute of effective August 1 , 2005. Toro-Ramos was hon- 

Technology, the Tagliatela School of Engineering ored earlier this year as one of Connecticut's 
will be in very good hands with Barry, who is "Women of Innovation" by the Connecticut 

endowed with great ideas, lots of enthusiasm Technology Council. 

Schuster Appointed to Ne 
Dean Position 

Julian Schuster, formerly Dean of 
the School of Business, has been 
appointed Dean of Extended and 
Executive Education. In this new 
position, Schuster will be 
responsible for recruitment, 
marketing and promotion of all 
executive and extended programs 
at the University, including the 
Executive MBA program, the MBA for 
Emerging Leaders, Executive Master of Science in 
Engineering, the Executive Tourism and Hospitality 
Management Program and Undergraduate Evening 
Studies. Reporting to the Provost, he will serve as a coordi- 
nator among the other deans for programs that impact 
their schools, including distance education and 
programs considered "non-traditional." 

"Non-traditional education," which encompasses 
distance learning, professional education and international 
education, is where 75 percent of today's students find 
themselves "Julian has a proven track record of success 
managing the EMBA program, and we are confident that 
he will strengthen all of our non-traditional programs and 
help us reach our goals," said Provost Blake Chernnqton 
in making the announcement. 



John Mace, assistant professor and chair 
of the psychology department, has signed 
a book contract to publish his research in 
the field of unconscious memory, the first book 
of its kind. Perhaps one of the most familiar examples of 
involuntary memory is from Marcel Proust's 
Swann's Way, when Proust describes 
(for pages) how the taste of a 
Madeleine cookie spontaneously 
triggers an old childhood memory. 
Variously known as involuntary 
memory, involuntary autobio- 
graphical memory, or involuntary 
conscious memory, this type of mem- 
ory was identified by the pioneering 
memory researcher Hermann Ebbinghaus more than a 
century ago. Not until recently did cognitive psychologists 
begin to study this type of memory phenomenon. 

Mace's book will review all that is known about involun- 
tary memory, flesh out theories, propose new ones, and 
suggest ideas on the course of future research and topics 



Winter Commencement: Graduating Students 
Encouraged to "Listen With Your Heart" 

President Steve Kaplan 
awarded degrees and 
smiled for cameras nearly 
400 times at his first UNH 
Commencement, January 
15, 2005, as a standing- 
room-only crowd cheered 
the proceedings in Charger 

Two alumni were 
granted honorary degrees 
Thomas K. Lewis, Jr., CEO 
of Automated Power 
Exchange in Santa Clara, 
CA, was awarded Doctor 
of Business Administration, 
honoris causa. He received 
a bachelor's in hospitality 
in 1974 and a master's in 
computer science in 1976. 
Dennis J. Martin, CEO of 
General Binding Corpor- 
ation in Northbrook. IL, 
who holds a bachelor's in -nomas k Lewis 
industrial engineering and management, was awarded Doctor of Engineering 
Science, honoris causa. 

Lewis gave the mam Commencement address. His talk, "Listen With Your 
Heart," used engaging personal anecdotes to illustrate his remarkable, if at times 
bumpy, road to success. "Don't ever believe that struggles and problems will hold 
you back," he told graduates. A waiter when he was 15, at age 29 Lewis was 
appointed the youngest-ever head of the White House's Office of Technology, under 
the late President Reagan. 

"Don't ever 
believe that 
and problems 
will hold 
you back." 

May Commencement 2005: 660 Students 
Receive Diplomas and President Commended 

This May, however, the sun shone on the University and Commencement in Dodds 
Stadium was held on May 22nd under sapphire blue skies. It didn't take long for the 
inflatable beach balls to come out from under black graduation robes to bounce 
around the student section of the audience. 

Michael J. Critelli, Chairman and CEO of Pitney Bowes, and Dacia Toll, director 
of the Amistad Academy in New Haven, received honorary degrees. Toll, who was a 
founder of the strict, standards-based curriculum and program at Amistad Academy, 
was cited for being an "inspirational educator, visionary community activist, and dedi- 
cated advocate for small children who need a large voice," and for having blazed a 
fiery trail across the educational landscape, questioning conventional wisdom about an 
'achievement gap' for children of color." Critelli. who was the Commencement speaker, 
was honored as an "inspired industry leader, strategic thinker, and champion of diversi- 
ty," who has helped thousands of businesses worldwide 'engineer the flow of [their] 
communications,' thereby streamlining the evolution of product development and 
services on an international platform." 

In addition to the two honorary degree presentations. President Steven Kaplan 

was surprised by a commendation 
from Robert Alvine, chairman of 
the UNH Board of Governors. The 
president was commended for the 
"remarkably smooth transition and 
his understanding of University 
matters" and he and his wife, 
Anemone Schweizer-Kaplan were 
thanked for their "warm personal touch" in 
engaging the entire community this first year. 
When the Kaplans traveled to China the fol- 
lowing week, they presented an honorary to 
Ma Qingshen, Chairman of the Chinese 
People's Consultative Conference of the 
Guangxi Autonomous Region, for outstanding 
accomplishments in science and education. 

Michael Critelli. 
right, addressed 
the 600+ gradu- 
ates, and later. 
President Kaplan 
was cited tot a 
superior first year 
on the iob. 


Heather Alpaugh 'OS will be 
finishing her degree in Criminal 
Justice in December, but she has 
already turned a class project into 
a solid grant proposal and will be 
seeking funds for the project this 
summer. She was taking Professor 
James Monahan's class in "Research 
Methods in Criminal Justice," and 
the final assignment was to write a 
grant proposal. 

"When 1 graduate. I want to 
work in investigative services on 'cold 
cases,'" Heather says, "and 1 was look- 
ing for a way to incorporate that into 
a grant proposal" Having worked in 
the developmi m ofEce since she was 
a freshman, Heather was lamihar with 

the alumni database. Raiser's Edge, 
which compiles information on the 
UNH aJumni body. That database gave 
her the inspiration for designing a 
computer database program that 
would help check similarities in 
evidence on so-called "cold cases." 
Her research revealed that "there are 
databases such as this on the west 
coast, but nothing locally. My profes- 
sors encouraged me to localize it, so 
I've been narrowing it down to the 
Connecticut region." The database 
captures information about crimes in 
fields such as "primary information," 
"crime scene." and "victim informa- 
tion," which allows users to select cri- 
teria that are similar to the crime they 

are investigating and links the infor- 
mation to crimes already cataloged. 

"I am always amazed when 
I see what students actually choose 
for this project," Monahan says. 
"I require them to do a real literature 
re\1ew and design a methodology and 
budget. I believe that Heather's work 
could be funded." 

Headier's work on the proposal 
has shifted her career plans. "Before 
I look this class with Professor 
Monahan. I thought 1 would go to the 
Police Academy after graduation. hui 
now I want to focus more on research 
and investigation in my career." 


Congrats + Kudos 

'Tell Me About Your 
Experience at UNH' 

Jessica Binns '04, above left Phone center in action, tight 

A team of 25 UNH students carries a 
heavy responsibility for the success 
of the university's public relations program. 
The students make phone calls throughout 
the year to alumni and friends. By year's 
end, they will talk with about ten thousand 

"You rarely are disappointed when 
you involve well trained students directly 
in activities that represent the university," 
Thad Henry, Vice President for University 
Advancement, said. "In fact, their energy 
and enthusiasm are often infectious to 
both alumni and friends and the university 

For many alumni reached by the stu- 
dents, the conversation is the only personal 
connection with the university in a year. 

The calls have three purposes — to 
make a personal connection with the former 
students, keep address information up to 
date and to ask them to consider making a 
gift to the Hill Fund, the university's fund 
that supports major campus priorities. 

Jessica Binns has been on both sides 
of the conversation. 

Binns was a caller in her senior year. 
She graduated in May 2004 and now serves 
as a special agent with the Defense Criminal 
Investigative Service of the Defense Depart- 
ment. She is assigned to the Hartford office. 
In her conversation with one of the student 
callers this year, "We talked about what 
was happening at the university that I was 
not aware of. They had finished a new 
residence hall, and we talked about that 
for a few minutes." 

She pledged to make a gift, of course. 
Binns credits her job as a caller with improv- 
ing her listening and interviewing skills 


Did you know that alumni 
participation in annual qiving 
is one of the criteria that US 
News & World Report uses to 
calculate a university's stand- 
ing? Your gift to the UNH 
annual fund — no matter the 
size — could help our ranking. 

that are important parts of her job as an 

"The job of calling was great. Anyone 
knows that when you are sitting home on a 
Wednesday evening the last thing you want 
to do is pick up your phone and have some- 
one reading from a script. I was able to talk 
with alumni and learn of their experiences. 
Now, when I go to an interview, I have my 
outline, but I am not glued to it. You have to 
have rapport, and the phonathon definitely 
helped me in that regard." 

Tristan Fields, a sophomore from 
Jamaica Queens, New York, is completing 
two years as a caller. Fields says the people 
he has talked with have taught him to 
appreciate how the university has changed 
over the years from what he calls a "place 
of learning" to a "community." Like a lot of 
his colleagues, Fields knew little of the 
phone program and its mission before he 
went to work there. 

"I think there is a greater reward for 
doing this than some other jobs. You are 
doing something for the school; you are 
helping your peers afford tuition, you are 
helping our school get better; and you are 
giving alumni information about what is 
going on at their school." 

Contributions to UNf 

From the Waterbury Republican American : 
After two years without growth, charitable contributions 
to US colleges and universities rose 3,4 percent last year to 
a record $24.4 billion, " according to a survey by the 
Council for Aid to Education, a unit of the RAND 
Corporation. The article included a chart listing charitable 
contributions to Connecticut colleges and universities that 
began with Yale University, followed by the UConn 
Foundation, Wesleyan University, Trinity College, 
Connecticut College, Fairfield University, University of 
Hartford, Saint Joseph College — and the University of New 
Haven! UNH was ahead of Qumnipiac University, Sacred 
Heart University, Eastern Connecticut State, and Norwalk 
Community College. 

Connecticut Governor Jodi M. Rell 
has appointed President Emeritus 
Larry DeNardis to the Connecticut 
Humanities Council, a state affiliate 
of the National Endowment for the 
Humanities dedicated to advancement 
of the humanities in Connecticut life. 
DeNardis has also been reappointed by President George 
Bush to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional 
Quality and Integrity, the body which oversees academic 
accreditation throughout the country. 


Now UNH students don't have to plug 
their computers into the lines in their resi- 
dence halls in order to work on the Internet or 
e-mail — the wireless revolution has rolled across campus. 
Battels Hall, Echlin Hall, the quad outside of Maxcy Hall 
and the Peterson Library are all "wireless," meaning that 
students, faculty and staff can network simply by picking 
up a "WiFi" signal that allows them wireless access to the 
information highway. The UNH wireless network is available 
wherever the "wireless zone" logo is displayed. 

The supervisor of the program 
is Scott Davis, who joined the UNH 
staff in 2001 after working for seven 
years as the phonathon coordinator 
and assistant director of annual 
giving at Quinnipiac University. 

"I hope when our alums get 
their calls from our students, they 
will share their recollections of the 
university," Davis said. "It helps build 
connections among the decades." 





UNH Launches New Study Abroad Programs 

The view from the UNH campus 
encompasses one of the best views 
around — but now our view is 
stretching west beyond the interna- 
tional dateline to China; east across 
"the pond" to Ireland; and south to 
the warm waters of the Caribbean. 
UNH has opened study abroad pro- 
grams in Beijing, Puerto Rico and 
Limerick, beginning in fall 2005. 

Following the recommenda- 
tions of a Global Initiatives Task Force 
in 2003, the College of Arts & 
Sciences hired a new associate 
dean, who was tasked with develop- 
ing study abroad opportunities. 
Associate Dean Robert Greenberg 
researched multiple programs, with 
an emphasis on countries whose lan- 
guages are taught at UNH. 

"Global opportunities and chal- 
lenges permeate the lives of citizens 
in every country," says Daniel 
Nelson, Dean of the College of Arts 
& Sciences. "Nothing could be more 
important in an undergraduate's 
career than to learn about other lan- 
guages and cultures by studying 
abroad. With the advent of these 
three new agreements, UNH stu- 
dents can gain essential international 
experience, earn UNH credits, and 
do so at an unbeatable price! I'm 

thrilled that we can offer such pro- 
grams, marking a significant step in 
the history of UNH while improving 
students' preparation for a global 

Chien Wen Yu, who has taught 
Chinese language and literature at 
UNH for three years, helped arrange 
the agreement between UNH and 
Capital Normal University in Beijing, 
where eight UNH students will study 
beginning in August. "The new pro- 
gram illustrates how UNH is expand- 
ing its global perspective," Yu says. 
"As China grows, the need for other 
countries to learn the Chinese lan- 
guage and culture becomes ever 
more important, and the best way 
to do this is to be in the country." 

President Kaplan and Associate Dean Sun Fusheng, from 
Capital Normal University in Beijing, sign the agreement 
for the UNH in China program. 

Capital Normal has a long track record of 
programs for international study, and its 
facilities and standards of excellence 
have attracted other institutions, includ- 
ing Duke and Wesleyan, to set up study 
abroad programs. 

The students will enroll in an inten- 
sive language training program, as well 
as classes in Chinese culture and history. 
"These students will get the experience 
of a lifetime," Yu says with a smile. 

In addition to the China program, 
UNH has entered an agreement with the 
University of Limerick, where students 
will take courses in business, education, 
engineering, computer science and sci- 
ence; and Catholic University in Ponce, 
Puerto Rico. 

Dave Hennessey, 1946-2004, 
Remembered With Warmth 
at Campus Memorial Service 

Dave Hennessey, who was director of Human Resources at UNH for 18 years, died unexpect- 
edly on December 26, 2004. He was memorialized by three UNH presidents in two services 
on campus on February 1 7, as a man of grace, humor and virtue. Dave's wife Dot, his daughter 
Lynne, son-in-law Dave, and three grandchildren, Haleigh. Paige and Logan, were hopefully 
comforted by the hundreds of UNH employees who attended the services. 

Dave and his daughter Lynne received UNH diplomas together in 
1998, each earning a master's in education. Dave had already received an 
MBA in 1977 and taught courses in management and human resources 
for the University. Other instructors often invited him to their classes so that 
students could benefit from his expertise in a wide range of complex HR 
issues He wrote the University's first employee policy manual and negotiated 
all the clerical and maintenance contracts that went into effect during his 
tenure at UNH. 

The tribute to Dave began in Room 204 of Kaplan Hall, which was ded- 
icated as the David C. Hennessey Smart Classroom, thanks to the gift of Philip 
Bartels of the UNH Board of Governors. Phil recalled how Dave liked to do his 
job with no fanfare, but with the welfare of every UNH employee at the lop 
of his list. "If payroll was due on a Monday, Dave would go to the earl) mass 
on Sunday and then be at his desk at 1 am to ensure the timely processing of 
paychecks." Phil told the packed classroom. 
"His management style was exactly right for 

Dave Hennesse) s lumily, (left to 
riphl ' I ouon. daughter Lynne Resnick, 
taige, wife Dot, Dove Relink iind 
rlojeigh, ai the dedication of the 

Smorl Classroom The pholo of Dave. 
abovi . no', the tasl one taken of him, 
fry his granddaughter Haleigh 

continued on page 25 


Scholarship Ball Marks # • 
UNH's 85th Birthday # 

At the 2 2nd Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball UNH celebrated its 85th birthday and the 
arrival of its sixth president. Dr. Steven H. Kaplan. The scholarship ball was held on 
Saturday. April 2. at the Omni Hotel and all proceeds from the event go toward scholarships 
for students in need. Over the years alumni and friends of UNH have raised more than 
SI million for financial aid, helping more than 60 students finish their studies. 

The University traditionally honors distinguished alumni at this event. This year's 
honorees are: _. • 

Kenton J. Clarke, BS 79 
Fairfield, CT 

Considered one of America's 
authorities on diversity business 
issues, Clarke is the Founder, 
President and CEO of Computer 
Consulting Associates International, 
Inc. (CCAnI and the founder of Based in 
Southport, CCAn is one of the 
nation's leading multicultural informa- 
tion technology consulting firms., CCAii's flag- 
ship product, is the nation's largest 
and most comprehensive online 
resource center for small businesses 
and large procurement orgamzations. 
Coming from a long family line of 
small business entrepreneurs. Clarke 
started CCAn in 1980. Under his lead- 
ership, the company has grown from 
a one-man operation to one of New 
England's largest IT consulting firms. 
CCAn has provided services for top 
client companies, including Pepsi- 
Cola, Kraft Foods, Pitney Bowes and 
Bristol-Myers. Clarke's accomplish- 
ments have been recognized by 
numerous local and national awards, 
including the 2001 Regional Minority 
Small Business Person of the Year • 
Award from the US Small Business 
Admin-istration, which honored CCAn 
with its Nation's Top Diversity Owned 
Business Award in 2001 Clarke, who 
grew up in Bridgeport as one of 1 1 
children, received his associate's 
degree in from Norwalk Community 
Technical College and his bachelor's 
degree in Operations Management 
ftom UNH 

William Chowanec, BS '70 
Westlake Village, CA 

Following graduation from the 
University of New Haven with a 
BS in industrial management, 
Chowanec became a salesman in 
North Carolina for a Connecticut 
company that manufactured mal- 
leable iron castings used by elec- 
tric utilities A promotion to assis- 
tant national sales manager 
required a move to Pennsylvania 
and involved national management 
of independent sales representa- 
tives. After several years, he 
moved to Phoenix, AZ, to join the 
company he is still with, and in 
1 984, he and the family moved to 
Westlake Village, CA, where he 
went to work for another branch 
of the company In 1989, he pur- 
chased the California division of 
the company and has run it since. 
The company, Young & Company, 
was founded in 1946 and 
Chowanec is its third caretaker 
The company is a Manufacturers 
Representative, which is an inde- 
pendent, outsourced sales depart- 
ment for the companies repre- 
sented Chowanec is on the board 
of the Electrical Equipment 
Reptesentatives Association, 
which focuses on business 
improvement and is comprised of 
the top 100 firms that are in the 
business of representing electrical 
equipment manufacturers to the 
electric utility industry He will 
serve as president in 2008 

Frank P. Carrubba, BS '79 
Healdsburg, CA 

In 1997, Frank P Carrubba retired 
as Executive Vice-President and 
Chief Technical Officer of Royal 
Philips Electronics, in Eindhoven, 
The Netherlands. In that role. 
Carrubba was responsible for cor- 
porate research and advanced 
development, and corporate facto- 
ry technology, among other things 
Before his appointment to that 
position in 1992, Carrubba had 
been a member of the Philips 
Group Management Committee. 
He joined Philips in 1991, after 
ten years with Hewlett Packard 
Company in Palo Alto, CA, where 
he was a member of the Group 
Management Committee respon- 
sible for corporate research 
and advanced development (HP 
laboratories) and Hewlett Packard 
Science Centers in the USA, 
Europe and Asia Prior to joining 
Hewlett Packard in 1 982, Carrubba 
spent 22 years as a member of 
the technical staff at IBM 
Corporation's Thomas J. Watson 
Reseatch Center in New York, 
where he managed numerous 
exploratory activities with a partic- 
ular emphasis on computer-aided 
laboratory experimentation, 
telecommunications systems and 
advanced computer architecture 
and design. From 1965 to 1968, 
Carrubba was responsible for the 
computer systems design and 
engineering of the world's first, 

<\ssociate Professor Tim Palmbach BS '82, MS '85; 

director of the forensic science program, has many 
accomplishments under his belt, including his law degree 
and his 22 years of service 
at the CT Forensic Science 
Laboratory (he "retired" 
as director of the Division 
of Scientific Services). 
Most recently he has been 
featured on CourtTV's 
Trace Evidence: The 
Case Files of Dr. Henry Lee, and that exposure brought 
him to the attention of the producers of MSNBC's Dennis 
Miller show. He was invited to fly to the West Coast to sit 
next to Dennis Miller and talk about his work as a foren- 
sic scientist. Not your typical comedy routine, and 
Palmbach wanted only "not to make a fool of myself." 
He succeeded. 

vening services manges Hours 
to Better Serve Students 

fflDM UNH has a large population of students 
MhRH who come to campus later in the day than 
• ^^*^ ^^» many administrative offices stay open, and 
now Evening Services, the Center for Adult 
and Professional Studies, is changing to be more 
accommodating of these students' needs. Under the direc- 
tion of Nick Spina, the Center is a one-stop operation 
designed for part-time evening students, both graduate 
and undergraduate. It combines the functions of 
Admissions, Financial Aid, Records and the Business 
Office, while working closely with the Office of Academic 
Services to ensure a user-friendly environment for the 
evening student population. The staff is available to 
address student needs and guestions regarding all UNH 
activities, including student advising on a limited basis. 

fully automated, Tandem Van de 
Graff Accelerator; an effort involv- 
ing the US Atomic Energy 
Commission, IBM Corporation 
and Yale University. Carrubba was 
one of the original inventors of 
the Reduced Instruction Set f 
Computing (RISC) architecture 
and manager of the program that 
produced the world's first work- 
ing prototype For his contribu- 
tion, Carrubba received the 
"Patent of the Year" award in 
1993, from the United States 

Intellectual Property Office Since 
retiring Carrubba has consulted for 
several global companies He cur- 
rently is owner and president of % 
the vineyard Fattona de Francesco 
Carrubba in Healdsburg, CA. 
Carrubba, who was born in 
Waterbury, holds degrees in elec- 
trical engineering and operations 
management, as well as an 
Honorary Doctor of Laws degree 
for his work in computer systems 
engineering and industrial 



Total Immersion 



a university is personified by its chief executive officer, then 
the University of New Haven can be described as smart, 
tough, savvy, serious, energetic, tireless, practical, honest, open- 
minded and humorous. Steven Kaplan, the University's sixth 
president, is all of these, and, as his assistants will tell you, he is 
creating a whirlwind of mindful activity as he moves to trans- 
form the University into a model of a new American university. 



'He is an inspiring, transformational 
leader, a real change agent who works 
in a participative style as a team player." 

"Look at this," Evie Miller 
says, holding up Kaplan's 
appointment book. Miller is 
Kaplan's executive assistant, 
and she flips the pages of the 
book to reveal ever)' half hour slot filled with 
penciled-in names of faculty, students, 
trustees, staff, alumni, movers, shakers — all 
of the constituencies whose energy fuels a 
comprehensive university. Kaplan is a man 
with a mission, and he isn't going to slow 
down until his mission is on its way to being 

accomplished. He also doe 

UNH. Directors sat down with custodians; 
secretaries joined admissions officers and 
data processors at these collegia! breakfasts 
and everyone contributed when Kaplan 
asked, "What do you think needs to be 
changed to make UNH a better place to 
teach and work ? What more can we do for 
our students?" Week after week he listened 
as the suggestions poured in, and he took 
notes, volumes of notes. When students 
arrived back on campus in late August, 
he bought pizzas and sodas and 

campus. He also has a way of inspiring and 
challenging mid- and lower management, 
which is often an overlooked segment of an 

Kaplan spent a lot of time getting to 
know people on campus, but he spent even 
more time off campus, seeking objective 
opinions about the University, making new 
friends and renewing old relationships. An 
ambitious "Kaplan Roll Out" plan was devel- 
oped to maximize the president's exposure 
locally and nationally. He 
was center stage for more 

Below center: President 
Kaplan and Mrs. Nancy 

not take the short view on his 

role at the University: "Come 

back in 1 years and see how much your 

alma mater has changed," he told students at 

a recent forum. "I'm still going to be here, 

but this University will be transformed." 

A year ago the search committee for the 
new president knew it was on the trail of 
someone special when the reviews about 
Kaplan started rolling in during the interview 
process. Some of those comments: "He is an 
inspiring, transformational leader, a real 
change agent who works in a participative 
style as a team player." "He demands a lot, 
but stimulates people to want to produce." 
The campus immediately noticed Kaplan's 
participative style. As soon as he came to 
campus and settled into his office on the sec- 
ond floor of Maxcy Hall, he scheduled a 
series of breakfasts and invited a cross-sec- 
tion of University personnel to come and 
share bagels and insights about working at 

sought students out in Bartels Hall, the cam- 
pus center, and listened some more. By the 
end of the calendar year he had an extensive 
list of things that needed to be fixed or paid 
attention to — and he parceled out those tasks 
to die appropriate departments and asked for 
an update. Then he followed 
up with the community and 
released his "to do" list with 
actions taken. Students, faculty 
and staff felt that they were 
being heard. 


"The president has a dynamic way of dealing 
with problems," notes James Monahan, 
associate professor of criminal justice. "He 
includes faculty and staff both in creating 
his vision and solving the problems on 

n 60 public events ranging from 
helping freshmen move into their resi- 
dence halls (literally carting in boxes) to 
a series of Cocktails & Networking 
events with alumni, receptions in Hartford, 
Stamford, Milford, New York City, Seattle and 
San Francisco. And those were just the public 
events. Kaplan set an exhaustive pace for 
himself and the University, which symbol- 
ized his sense that the institution has no time 
to waste. 

"If UNH is going to remain competitive 
over the next decade and beyond, we will 
need to obtain funding for a significant 
investment in our physical plant," he says. 
"In essence, we need to become stronger 
financially so we can begin to make transfor- 
mational investments in the University in 
terms of our academic programs and the 
human and physical resources that support 
them. A university like UNH with five 
schools and a multitude of majors, with 
our substantial physical plant, should be 
serving at least three thousand fulltime 



undergraduate students and another two 
thousand graduate students. I am confident 
we can do this." 

Faculty and administrators alike marvel 
at Kaplan's pace as well as his optimism that 
UNH is ready to take its rightful place as a 
major regional comprehensive university. 
The Board of Governors is observing with 
satisfaction and confidence — and a quiet air 
ol delight. 

"I'm flying high," says Robert Alvine, 
Chairman of the Board of Governors, when 
asked to comment on the 
President's performance. 
"The Board and I have 
worked hard over the last 

board and all constituents of UNH. He is 
warm and engaging with high spirits, but 
he also knows when to hang tough. And you 
know, he's also just a great guy and good fun 
to be around." 


In December, Kaplan invited a team, includ- 
ing four active and retired university presi- 
dents, to the campus to do an institutional 
review. The result of this review is an 80-page 

procedures in place that allow the University 
to change for the better with the participa- 
tion of the University community." 

The faculty has observed the president's 
willingness to tackle the tough issues, and 
they are cautiously optimistic. "Steve has 
brought a tremendous amount of energy to 
campus and he is willing to meet serious 
challenges head-on," notes Mario Gaboury, 
associate professor and incoming chair of 
criminal justice. "As he further articulates his 
vision for the University, the faculty looks 
forward to working coopera- 
tively with him to continue to 

five years to solidify 
our financial posi- 
tion, and establish 
the sound founda- 
tions outlined in the Commission on the 
Future of UNH, which I'm proud and 
pleased to have led. The result is that we 
attracted a very good pool of candidates for 
the presidency. Clearly, Steve was by far the 
strongest candidate. From the beginning 
Steve captured our trust and confidence. Now 
he's already got a number of great things 
happening — the priorities are clearly set, in 
the right order and perspective. He brought 
his objectives to the first board meeting and 
put himself on the line to deliver. The board 
rallied around him from the beginning, and 
he is meeting the community's and board's 
I Kpi i tations with high standards. The board 
and I do not need to push him. Wonderfully, 
in contrast, he is appropriately pushing the 

document with 83 recommendations on 
strengthening the University. 

"Probably the greatest short-term chal- 
lenge according to this report is for the fac- 
ulty to work with the administration on pro- 
ducing a faculty governance document that 
enables us in a collegial and cooperative fash- 
ion to transform the University into one of 
the best comprehensive universities in the 
Northeast," says Kaplan. "This cannot be 
done without change, and change often 
brings with it some pain and controversy." 
Kaplan does not shy away from making the 
tough decisions and engendering the contro- 
versy. "I hope that in the coming months we 
can improve the faculty governance structure 
at UNH so that we can put processes and 

improve our fine institution. 
Our expectations for him are 
quite high." 


As his first major initiative on campus, 
Kaplan announced a program that has already 
benefited both faculty and students; a major 
overhaul of the classrooms, to renovate them 
with appropriate technology. (Sec story on page 
1 4. ) An anonymous bene- 
gk+ factor stepped forward with 

N^ K. a $500,000 matching gift 
| on Kaplan's first day in 
office as a sign of confi- 
dence and commitment that 
Kaplan was the right man for the job. 
Kaplan's continued success at raising funds is 
resulting in a banner year for the University. 


'At every level of the local economy and 
social infrastructure you can find a UNH 
graduate making a significant different 

In addition to die magnificent gift from the 
Tagliatela family, Kaplan has announced plans 
to build a new recreation center on campus 
and secured S3 million in private support as 
the financial cornerstone of the project. 
Recently, an additional S 1 million was added 
to that project. A total of S 1 million in cash 
and pledges to UNH, a record-breaker for 
the University, caps Kaplan's first year in 
office. "In order to attract and retain the best 
students and faculty in our quality niche pro- 
grams, this is the pace we have to set going 
forward in order to succeed," he says. 

and thus better reflects die world in which 
we live. We need to strengthen our financial 
base by growing our operating margin 
through efficiency and enrollment growth 
and begin investing more heavily in our 
endowment; we need to build educational 
alliances internationally and export more of 
our strongest programs here and abroad elec- 
tronically; we need to expand our support 
for those academic programs with the poten- 
tial for the greatest growth based on eco- 
nomic trends, such as our programs in the 
physical and lifesciences. UNH must find 

ways to expand its offerings in the 
fine arts in order to better meet 
our students' needs in this vital 
area; and we need to substantially 
improve public awareness of this 
University and its numerous 

And, as noted in his opening message, 
he has most recendy secured financing to 
provide for a massive transformation of the 
infrastructure at UNH. 

Kaplan's job is just beginning. "What 
has pleased me the most about leading this 
institution is how dedicated our faculty, staff, 
alumni and friends are. What has surprised 
me the most is how much work needs to be 
done to build a solid sense of community 
across these constituency groups. We have 
been focusing significant energy on improv- 
ing this situation, and progress has been 
made, but there is a long way to go." 

As Bob Alvine and the Board of 
Governors noticed, Kaplan focuses like a laser 
beam on his list of objectives. "We need to 
revise our general education program so 
that it is more global and interdisciplinary 


As he has moved around the 
region getting to know alumni and 
friends of UNH, Kaplan 
has been pleased and sur- 
prised by what he has 
learned about the institution he is leading. 
"I have never experienced a university that 
has had such a visible impact on the eco- 
nomic and social well-being of a region. 
We have about 20,000 alumni working in 
Connecticut, and the majority of them are 
in the New Haven area. At every level of the 
local economy and social infrastructure you 
can find a UNH graduate making a signifi- 
cant difference. UNH has developed into a 
regional university with a number of nation- 
all)' recognized programs, and we attract 
students from close to 60 countries. 
Nevertheless, we must continue to focus 
our institutional energy on improving the 
quality of life in this immediate area." 

The overall quality of life in Connecticut 
is one of the man)' things that attracted 
Kaplan to the presidency at UNH. He and his 

wife Anemone Schweizer-Kaplan live on the 
shoreline in Branford and have sought out 
every possible opportunity to sample the 
variety of cultural and culinary offerings in 
the area. Anemone has served a critical role 
in Steve's inaugural year, attending numerous 
on-campus events, hosting dinners at their 
home, helping forge new relationships 
around the region. ".Anemone has been a 
■ remarkable positive force," says 

I Alvine. "She has worked tremen- 
dously hard to build camaraderie, 
an esprit de corps, throughout the 
University community, and she and 
Steve are a powerful team in cultivat- 
ing donors." And Kaplan, who 
acknowledges that his energy level can be a 
challenge for those around him, notes that 
.Anemone is the one who tells him to turn 
off the computer late at night and reserve 
strength for the coming days. 

A leadership transition at an academic 
institution can be bumpy. As Alvine says, 
"I'm pleased with, and the University 
community can be proud of, the smooth 
and positive transition from the presidency 
of Larry DeNardis, with his 1 3 years of 
dedication, contributions and devotion to 
UNH, to Steve's first year. Immediately 
upon taking office Steve was planning for 
the next decade. He is remarkably suited 
to make major, positive things happen for 
the long-term future of the University and 

His first year in office at UNH almost 
completed, the new president's signature 
flashing grin is only slightly weary, and his 
witty remarks have not yet slowed. The sum- 
mer months will bring new construction, 
more Smart Classrooms, more planning and 
more change — and Kaplan is more than 
read)' for the next challenge to come his way 

"This is the only job I applied for," 
Kaplan has said repeatedly. "This is the only 
place I want to be." 



Result in Smart 
Teaching— and 
Better Learning 

"Would it be over the 
top to describe smart 
classrooms as the best 
thing that ever hap- 
pened to UNH?" 
asks Paul Falcone BS '83, director of 
instructional and institutional media. 
Falcone, who has taught at the 
University for 20 years, was responsi- 
ble for "taking A/V out of the library, 
and turning it into Media Services." 
Today he is one of the instrumental 
players in converting standard class- 
rooms into smart classrooms — teach- 
ing tools that can enhance the way 
teachers teach and students learn. 

As one of his first academic pri- 
orities when he assumed the presiden- 
cy, Steve Kaplan determined that the 
academic infrastructure at UNH — 
aka the classrooms — could use a bit 
of technological healing. Before he set 
foot on campus, he established the 
renovation of classroom space as a 
high, if not the highest, priority. To 
underscore the importance of this pri- 
ority, and to demonstrate confidence 
in Kaplan's leadership, an anonymous 
donor stepped forward and threw 
down the gauntlet for other donors — 
a $500,000 matching challenge gift to 
fund the Smart Classroom initiative. 

No sooner had Kaplan's presi- 
dency officially begun than several 
classrooms were being gutted and 
renovated with new technology. 

The planning process, though, 
had begun much earlier. A subcommit- 
tee on instructional technology had 
written in 2001; "Our most strategic 
asset is our faculty. They must be well 
equipped and trained in the use of 
technology to support the delivery of 
their content. Technology plays a sup- 

Bartholomew demonstrates the latest smart classroom Hitachi StarBoard technology for students 

porting role in the educational process 
and will be used only when it 
enhances the learning experience or 
provides increased efficiency for the 
faculty." Three years after the report of 
this subcommittee, the University was 
ready to act on some of its critical 

"We spent at least six months 
working with the Faculty Senate 
Technology Committee to determine 
what we needed," says Vincent 
Mangiacapra, chief information officer 
at UNH. "And we looked at every com- 
ponent of the classroom, including the 
furniture, the lectern, the podium — not 
just the hardware and software." 

The result is a custom-built 
workstation at the front of each class- 
room that is outfitted with a state-of- 
the-art computer and accoutrements 
that include a document camera, 
which allows transparencies or opaque 
documents to be projected on a large 
screen; and an electronic tablet with 

stylus, which allows the instructor to 
highlight items on the screen or to use 
as an Electronic Whiteboard. Faculty 
can bring in their own computers and 
plug them in, or they can bring in 
USB hard drives that connect to the 
computer in the classroom — whatever 
works for them. Lecture notes and 
notations made on materials during 
the lecture can be saved as "hard 
copies" and uploaded to the Black- 
board Online Learning Portal for stu- 
dents to view or print and study at a 
later date, accessed via the Internet. 
Three-dimensional images can be pro- 
jected and examined in great detail 
on the screen, and the tablet can 
notate special features of the object. 
The technology is enhancing the 
teaching — and therefore, the learning 
as well 

Mangiacapra worked with Greg 
Bartholomew, director of networking 
systems, and Paul Falcone to look at 
various types of technology to see 

what would be the best 
fit for UNH faculty. "We 
brought in the people 
who would be using the 
technology and made 
sure that we were clear 
on their needs. We didn't 
take the quick approach 
to this." Bartholomew noted that while 
"other schools took a planning 
approach based on what they could 
afford, UNH wanted to provide the fac- 
ulty with tools that would enhance 
teaching, not change the way they 

And how do the faculty feel? 
Across the board — and across disci- 
plines — they have taken to the new 
technology with an ardor that surpris- 
es some. "The smart classroom has 
made me more organized and more 
efficient," says Pauline Schwartz, 
associate professor of chemistry in the 
Tagliatela School of Engineering. "I'd 
love to say that the smart classrooms 
have also made my students smarter, 
but I know that the technology has 
been a catalyst for smart learning and 
smart teaching." Schwartz says one of 
her favorite tech tools is an interactive 
device (funded by a grant from the 
Bayer Alliance) that allows her to quiz 
the students in the middle of a lecture 



Paul Falcone, Vin Mangiacapra, 
and Greg Bartholomew live and 
on-screen in a smart classroom. 

I love the smart classrooms. 
The technology helps so 
much. The professors can 
give you so many more 
materials and explain the 
materials better. 

to assess if they have understood the 
points she is making. She gets instant 
feedback from her students. "The guys 
in the back can't fall asleep. I can put 
the questions on the screen in front, 
and the class has to answer them elec- 
tronically. This allows me to know if the 
idea I'm presenting is getting across. It 
really keeps everyone on their toes." 

Brad Garber, professor of occupa- 
tional health and safety in the School of 
Public Safety and Professional Studies, 
says, "I was one of the first to jump 
on the bandwagon. The faculty has 
embraced the technology much faster 
than I thought. The technology has 
allowed me to do a better job of 
explaining my points to students. 

Teaching with technology requires a 
bit of re-gearing. I look at all of my 
materials in a different way " 

Garber says that students really 
like the technology too. "They get more 
out of the lectures and they're doing 
better on their exams. I can tell by the 
questions that they ask that they are 
getting more out of it." Garber, who 
served on the 2001 subcommittee, 
is currently on an advisory committee 
that is continually evaluating new tech- 
nologies for use in the classroom. 

Six months after his first chal- 
lenge grant, the anonymous donor, 
buoyed by success, increased his 
challenge by $250,000. A whopping 
$1.4 million has been raised toward the 

The Board stepped forward with enthusiasm to 
support this "significant investment in the future. 
—Bob Alvine, Chairman of the Board 

Smart Classroom initiative. Chairman 
of the Board Bob Alvine led the effort 
to raise funds to match the challenge 
gift and his leadership had resounding 
success. "I'm so proud and pleased 
that the Board of Governors and the 
Emeriti Board stepped forward with 
100% participation and great enthusi- 
asm for this significantly important 
investment in the future." To date, 20 
smart classrooms have been fully reno- 
vated, with 30 scheduled to be worked 
on over the summer. 

Mangiacapra, Bartholomew and 
Falcone ensure that faculty are appro- 
priately trained on the technology, 
often coming in after hours to help 
faculty who teach evening classes. 
Their focus, as always, is on enhancing 
faculty teaching. 

"We have designed the technolo- 
gy so that it could grow and be upgrad- 
ed based on faculty needs," says 
Mangiacapra For instance, a wireless 
tablet was incorporated into a class- 
room recently, so that a faculty mem- 
ber could walk around the room and 
operate the technology away from the 
control panel. 

At the dedication of a Smart 
Classroom this spring, Bartholomew 
told the audience, "No one else is 
doing what we're doing; no one else 
has integrated all the tools the way 
we have." He says that faculty and 

IT personnel from other institutions 
have come to check out what UNH 
has done — and they leave to duplicate 
what they see back on their own cam- 
puses. When Frank Carrubba visited 
campus to be honored with the Alumni 
Association's Distinguished Alumnus 
award (see page 9). he checked out 
the technology from his perspective as 
a former computer science student — 
and the former second-in-command 
at Philips Electronics. "Frank Carrubba 
told us we were dead-on in terms of 
our foundation and the direction we're 
headed with technology," Bartholomew 
says. "We're not up there with the big 
schools yet, but compare us with our 
peer institutions, and we're ahead of 
the game." 

Don C. Smith, professor of com- 
munication in the School of Business, 
agrees. "Having taught in Maxcy 103 
[a smart classroom] all year, I can tell 
you these rooms will revolutionize the 
campus — it's already happening. With 
this technology at hand I believe my 
performance has improved and I know 
the focus and participation of my stu- 
dents is without question of a higher 
caliber than ever before. We're on the 
cutting edge and it's exciting to be 
there. The students know this to be 
true and so do I. Here at UNH, we're 
the next revolution." 

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23rd Class Inducted into UNH Athletics Hall of Fame 

Five new members were inducted into the UNH Athletics Hall of 
Fame at a Banquet that took place at the Woodbndge Country 
Club in Woodbndge, CT on Friday, January 21. The five new 
members are: Ann Marie Bahantka (volleyball), Larry Haney 

(basketball), Kevin Ross (track & field), Les Wallin (baseball) and 
Peter Zimmerman (soccer). This year's class was the 23rd to enter 
the UNH Athletics Hall of Fame, 

Ann Marie Bahantka 

Setter, Volleyball 


Guard, Basketball 

200 & 400 m. Track & Field 

Les Wallin 

First Baseman, Baseball 


Peter Zimmerman 

Forward/Midfield, Soccer 


■{*!■ Bahantka's outstanding 

)| play helped make the 
Wii^M UNH volleyball program 
synonymous with excellence in the 
NCAA Division II National Champion- 
ship Tournament During her senior 
season co-captain Bahantka played a 
pivotal role on the Chargers' team that 
posted 44 wins against only six losses 
and reached the NCAA 1988 National 
Quarterfinals, She was named MVP of 
the NCAA Regional during that magi- 
cal year in which she was among the 
team leaders in assists, kills, digs and 
blocks. A tour-year starter. Bahantka 
earned All-New England Collegiate 
Athletic Conference honors three 
times. She was recognized on the 
AVCA All-Region team twice During 
her time at UNH. the team posted an 
impressive 141-38 overall record, won 
four conference championships and 
advanced to three NCAA Tourna- 
ments, Bahantka currently ranks 
number eight on the school's all-time 
assist list with 1,515. She also fin- 
ished her career with 704 total kills. 
519 total digs and 205 total blocks. 
Following her outstanding playing 
career. Bahantka became head coach 
at Quinnipiac University In her first 
season with the Braves |now Bobcats!. 
Bahantka led the team to a school- 
record 32 wins, as well as the North- 
east-10 regular season and tourna- 
ment championships Selected as 
Northeast- 1 Coach of the Year in 
1992, she is Quinnipiac's all-time 
leader in wins with 122 in five seasons. 

A standout in the back- 
}J court for UNH in the late 
In^fl 1970s. Haney ranks 
among the all-time leading scorers 
with 1.132 career points He aver- 
aged a career-best 1 8,6 points per 
game in 1977-78 and finished his 
outstanding career averaging 1 2 2 
points per game, Haney scored in 
double figures in three of his four 
seasons, averaging 10 5 points as 
a sophomore. 18 6 points as a junior 
and 12,5 points as a senior As a 
team co-captain, Haney became the 
sixth Charger to reach the 1,000 
career point plateau and currently 
ranks number 20 on the school's 
all-time scoring list As a junior in 
1977-78. his outstanding play earned 
him selection to the All-City Five, a 
team recognizing the top five players 
in the New Haven area He shared 
Most Valuable Player honors his sen- 
ior year, as he helped the Chargers to 
a 16-1 1 record, the most wins by a 
UNH team in ten years Haney is 
ranked eighth on the UNH all-time 
assist list with 308 A North Carolina 
native, he excelled from the free 
throw line during his career connect- 
ing on 81 percent of his foul shots 
A total of 254 of his career points 
came from the foul line An excellent 
defensive player, he is number 13 on 
the single-season steals list, register- 
ing 53 in 1977-78, 

Ross is one of UNH's 
most decorated track & 
field athletes. He currently 
holds the individual school record in 
the indoor 200m (22 26), and he is a 
member of the school record indoor 
and outdoor 4x400m relay teams. 
With Ross running the anchor leg, 
the outdoor 4x400m relay record 
(3:09.89) was set at the 1998 New 
England Championships and still 
stands as a meet record. A six-time 
IC4A qualifier, his 1998 fourth place 
finish at the prestigious meet ranks 
one of the highest ever by a UNH ath- 
lete. A three-time NCAA All-America 
(1997, 1998. 1999) and a six-time 
NCAA qualifier, he was named the 
UNH Male Athlete of the Year in 
1 999 In that same year, he placed 
third at the NCAA Division II Indoor 
Championships in the 400m dash 
A four-time New England Collegiate 
Conference Champion, he holds two 
NECC records, the 200m and the 
400m and was named the 1 999 
NECC Championship Athlete of the 
Year Ross was also a two-time New 
England Championships winner as a 
member of the 4x400m relay teams. 
His career included All-New England 
honors seven times, which are the 
most by any UNH athlete, A highly- 
respected teammate and leader. Ross 
served as a team captain in both his 
junior and senior seasons 

■ A true clutch hitter, Wallin 
I 'q 1 is the school's all-time 
^bta^l leader in career RBI's with 
159 He batted .351 as a sophomore, 
hit a career-high 393 as a junior and 
had a ,328 average as a senior 
Wallin finished his stellar four-year 
career with a 335 career batting 
average Wallin ranks sixth in career 
home runs with 24, seventh all-time 
in career hits with 1 74 and is seventh 
on the all-time games played list with 
133, He possessed a keen eye at the 
plate, and also ranks number 1 2 in 
career walks with 64 He finished his 
four years with more walks than 
strikeouts, fanning only 63 times in 
520 career at-bats Wallin earned 
All-Northeast Region honors in 1986 
and 1987 and he also received First 
Team All-New England Collegiate 
Conference honors for his excellence 
at first base During his time in a 
Charger uniform, the team posted a 
109-24 overall record and advanced 
to the NCAA Division II World Series 
in each season. After leaving New 
Haven, Wallin played one season in 
the independent Empire State 
League before signing a professional 
contract with the Boston Red Sox 
With the Red Sox. he was named a 
Florida State League All-Star in 1992. 
Wallin advanced to the Double A 
level and was a member of their 
organization from 1987-1994. 

■ During the 1970s, the 

', versatile Zimmerman was 
l^tarifl an integral part of New 
Haven's soccer success, ranking 
among the team's leading scorers 
during each of his four seasons He 
finished his career with 24 goals and 
1 8 assists for 66 points. As a fresh- 
man, Zimmerman netted a single- 
season career high eight goals for 
16 points and never looked back 
During his time in a Charger uniform, 
the program posted a 51-15-10 over- 
all record and advanced to the NCAA 
playoffs in each season In 1 976. 
he helped the team reach the NCAA 
Division II National Championship 
match. New Haven advanced to 
the National Semifinals in Seattle, 
Washington by defeating Southern 
Connecticut State College. 1-0. 
in four overtimes, as Zimmerman 
scored the game-winning goal 
In 1977, the Chargers were again 
one of the nation's top-four teams, 
returning from Miami. Florida with 
a third place finish One of three 
brothers to compete for UNH. he 
played two years with brother 
Bernard Zimmerman set an example 
as a three-year team captain with his 
ability to inspire confidence in his 
teammates, and his spirit and love 
of the game were evident each time 
he took the field He also represented 
the team in many campus activities 
with dignity, class and character. 


The Charger softball and men's golf teams were selected to participate in the NCAA Division II 
Championships for the second consecutive season. 

The softball team finished its outstanding 2005 season with a 30-17 record. The last 
time UNH had a 30-win season was in 1997 when they posted a 31-14 mark. 

At the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional played in Syracuse, NY, the Chargers went 
1 -2 with both of their losses coming in one-run decisions against the host school and eventual 
regional champions. Le Moyne College. 




Juniors Elina Colon (Hopewell Junction, NY), a pitcher, and Lisa Ramos (Swansea, MA), 
an outfielder, were both selected as First Team 2005 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch 
Coaches Association All-Northeast Region Team members. Both players were also named 
First Team All-New York Collegiate Athletic Association for their fine play during the season. 

This is Colon's second consecutive selection to the First Team All-Northeast Region 
Team. The 2004 and 2005 NYCAC Pitcher of the Year, Colon went 1 7-1 in 2005 with a 
sparkling 0.80 E.R.A. She allowed only 122 hits in 183.2 innings pitched, striking out 106 
batters and walking only 25 on the season. 

Ramos led UNH with a ,387 batting average in 2005. She also led the team in runs 
scored with 37, on-base percentage at .467, walks with 20 and stolen bases with 17 

Said New Haven head coach Becky Snow, "I'm really proud of Elina and Lisa being 
recognized. Elina led us on the mound, and Lisa was our offensive spark from the leadoff spot 
all year. These honors truly are a reward for all the hard work they put in, and I'm happy they 
will be back for their senior seasons in 2006." 

Along with being selected to the NFCA All-Region Team, Ramos was named to the 
2005 All-NCAA Northeast Regional Team as an outfielder for her fine play in the Chargers' 
three games. At the NCAA's, Lisa had hits in all three games, going 4-for-1 1 with three runs 

A Forensic Science major with a cumulative grade point average of over 3.9, Ramos 
has also been selected as a First Team 2005 ESPN the Magazine Academic District 1 College 
Division Softball All-American, This is the second straight season that Lisa has been a District 
Academic All-Amencan. She was named the conference's Academic Player of the Year for 
Softball this season. 

Head coach Tom McQueeney's men's golf team was selected to participate in the 
NCAA Northeast/East Division II Super Regional for the second consecutive season. 
The event was played at the Pine Barrens Golf Club in Jackson, New Jersey, from May 2-4, 
and St. Thomas Aquinas College served as the event's host. 

At the NCAA Regional, the Chargers took seventh place. UNH shot 973 for the three 
rounds (3 1 3-330-330) Sophomore Brent Silano was the top Charger finisher taking 1 2th 
place with a three round score of 233 (77-78-78). 

During the spring, New Haven golfers also finished third at the New York Collegiate 
Athletic Conference Championships. 

2004 - 2005 Athletes of the Year 

n Sullivan 
n's Basketball 

ometown: Bridgeport, CT 
igh School: Harding HS 
Dsition: Forward 


Sullivan earned Second Team 
All-Conference honors, as well 
as a selection to the NYCAC All- 
Tournament Team, and led New Haven in both scoring and 
rebounding. John averaged a double-double at 13.3 points and 
10 7 rebounds per game. Over the course of the year, Sullivan had 
a total of 15 games in which he scored double figure points and 
grabbed double figure rebounds. 

Alissa Von Schmidt 

Cross Country/Track & Field 

Hometown: Barkhamsted, CT 

High School: Norhtwestern Regional HS 

Top Events: 1,500 meter/5,000 meter 

Von Schmidt captured the New York Collegiate 
Athletic Conference's women's cross country 
title as a freshman, while she earned All- 
Region and First Team All-Conference honors. She became the first New Haven 
woman to qualify for the NCAA Division II Cross Country Nationals as a fresh- 
man. During the cross country season, she earned numerous conference 
Runner and Rookie of the Week honors. In track, Von Schmidt was a record 
setting machine, as she set nine school records during the spring. 



UNH Alumni Association: 
Here to Help You 

As I wrap up my first year as President of the UNH Alumni 
Association, I can look back with pride on how we navigated a 
year of change and transformation. The changes in our alumni 
magazine are the most visible, as we continue to seek new ways 
to communicate with you and look for ways to bring more value 
to your relationship with your alma mater. We look forward to 
hearing your comments! 

The year began with the excitement generated by our new 
president, Steve Kaplan. We hosted numerous events to intro- 
duce Steve and his wife Anemone to alumni, including events 
around the area such as Cocktails and Networking in Stamford 
and Orange, a WNHU alumni picnic at Hank Yaggi's house in 
Madison, our annual holiday party at Geppi's and 
a reception in Milford. We went farther afield and held alumni 
receptions at the Penn Club in New York City, at Hot Tomato's 
m Hartford, at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle and at 
the Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco. 

For alumni who weren't able to make it to events after 
work, we scheduled breakfast meetings at their workplace and 
brought President Kaplan to United Illuminating and, most 
recently, to Pitney Bowes. UNH has a significant number of 
alumni employed at both organizations. And of course Steve 
and Anemone attended our Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball, 
which celebrated his arrival as well as UNH's 85th birthday! 

In addition to helping introduce the president, your Alumni 
Association has been working on outreach programs for differ- 
ent affinity groups. We held an EMBA wine tasting for alumni in 
that program and an 10 psychology gathering, as well as events 
for alumni in dental hygiene, engineering, and fire science. We 
are helping our alumni across the country set up UNH Alumni 
Chapters in cities such as Seattle, Hartford, Stamford, San 
Francisco — and we can help you set up a club in your city too! 

As you will read in this magazine, we have just announced 
CareerTools, a service from Lee Hecht Harrison, a global leader 
in career management services. 

Join the online 
if you haven't 
already. This is 
a terrific way 
of staying in 
touch with the 
University and 
fellow alumni. 

If you are at a place in 

your career where you would like to consider 

some options, I would strongly encourage you to check out 

these tools online at 

While you're on the website, please join the online commu- 
nity, if you haven't already. This is a terrific way of staying in 
touch with the University and will be the gateway through which 
you can continue to relate to your professors and fellow alumni. 

On behalf of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, 
I would welcome any of your comments and questions about 
how we can better serve you. We look forward to seeing you at 
one of the many upcoming alumni events. 

(J2a>v^ — ■ 

Palma Pogoda 
President, Alumni Association 

Join the Club! 

Alumni clubs and chapters are developing regionally, statewide and internationally, and chapters offer alumni a variety of 
events as well as opportunities to renew friendships and network with professional peers. An Alumni Club Handbook is avail- 
able for those interested in starting an alumni club, or if you are interested in an ongoing club, please call the Alumni Office 
(203) 932-7270 or email 

Get Involved Do you have time to volunteer for alumni events, speak to a class or join a committee? Call the Alumni Office 
(203) 932-7270 or email to discuss how you can become an active participant. 

Year-Round Special Events and Networking The Alumni Association plans reunions, socials, and professional academic events 
for the UNH family. Fall homecoming, reunions, cocktails and networking, and the spring Alumni Scholarship Ball are featured 
highlights each year. Visit for a listing of upcoming events. 





Palma C. Pogoda 
Stephan Dunnigan 
Linda Olbrys 
Angela Schutz 
Julie 0. Arsich 

Vice President 
Vice President 


Glancarlo Accettullo, BS 77 

Julie Oliver Arsich, BS '94 

Jessica Binns, BS '04 

Roberta Braemer, EMBA '01 

All Cinar, MBA '03 

Marcial Cuevas, MPA '87 

Michele H. DiNello, BA '82, MBA '90 

Stephen B. Dunnigan, BA '82, MBA '90, MS '95 

Diana Ellison, EMBA '02 

Wilkinson Germain, BS Finance '04 

Lawrence Grab, EMBA '01 

Raymond V Havican, MBA '78 

John Jennings, BS '82 

Jayson Kneen, BS '00 

Togi Kuttamperoor 

Ronald E. Manning, MPA '78 

Barbara K. Mariano, BS '80, MS '97 

Sarah Miller-Brooks, BS '93 

Linda Olbrys, EMBA '01 

Sheila Peckingham, AS 61 

Indira Pereira-Kamath BS '97, MS '00, MBA '01 

Richard Perusi, BS Finance '73 

Brian E Phelps, BS 76 

Gale Plancon, MS Hospitality & Tourism '00 

Palma C. Pogoda, BS '69 

A. Michael Recchia, BS 73 

Mary Russell, BS 78 

Angela Schutz, MA '97 

Joseph F. Soja, BS '65 

Richard Toce, EMBA '01 

Ramona Tolliver, MA 10 Psych '00 

Ronald T. Urguhart, BS '81, EMBA '90 

Paula-Marie Uscilla, BS '99 

Here are just a few of the free resources you'll find on CareerTools on the UNH website: 

Over 40 pages of instructions, tips and 
tools to help you find a better job faster, 
including determining your professional 
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learning how to network, marketing your- 
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such as 
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to help you find 
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UNH e-Newsletter Keeps You Informed 

The UNH alumni magazine will be published twice a year 
and will bring you in-depth stories on alumni and campus 
happenings. But there are other ways we can communicate 
with you, most particularly through our e-newsletter, 
which is sent to your e-mailbox every six weeks. Chock full 
of announcements, events, brief updates on alumni and 
photographs, the UNH e-newsletter will be a welcome 
read. All you need to do to get on the list is to send an 
email to and ask to be added 
to the list. 

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Class Notes 

To submit a class note visit 
and click on class notes. 


David Bennett '6 5 has always been a man 
with high goals, and in January he achieved 
one more when retired after teaching in 
Southington tor 37 years. Bennett has taught 
fourth or fifth grade since 1969 at Kelle) 

Long time loyal employee Walter Petuch '68 
BS, '78 MBA of Cheshire was inducted into 
the Notre Dame High School's Knights of 
Honor at the 1 9 h annual dinner held in 
October. The dinner was established in 1986 
to pay tribute to people who have made con- 
tributions to die school community. Petuch 
began teaching at Notre Dame in 1968 and 
has served as both the business department 
and science department chairman 


Want to look younger? Nicholas V. 
Perricone '70 M.D. can help you achieve 
this dream. His third best seller The Ptrncone 
Promise explains his anti-aging program. 

As a dermatologist with provocative ideas. 
Perricone, remembers in a Nov York Times 
Sunday Magazine article: "Once, after I had 
given a lecture at a conference, a fellow 
scientist told me: 'I just want you to remem- 
ber one thing. You can always recognize 
the pioneers by the number of arrows in 
their back." 

Edward A. Pepe '71 was inducted into the 
North Haven High School Sports Hall of 
Fame. Pepe has proven to be an outstanding 
citizen in North Haven, CT. Given all of his 
personal accomplishments he dedicated his 
Service Award to his father, Anthony J. Pepe 
and his friend, Fred Kelly. "Both of these 
men have served as role models for me. 
They have taught me the importance of 
honesty, integrity, and unselfishness They 
emphasize the meaning of fatherhood and 
what a true gentleman is." Pepe is president 
and owner of Robinson Tape and Label. Inc. 

New Canaan's director of recreation, and 
"one of the finest baseball players the town 
lias ever produced," Stephen Benko '72 was 
among nine former athletes honored at the 
New Canaan Old-Timers Association's annu- 
al clambake held in September. Steve's many 
accomplishments include launching New 
Canaan's travel soccer program, coaching 


The University of New Haven expresses its condolences to the family and friends of the 
following members of our community who died since the publication of our previous issue: 

Joseph V Annunziata 


Munta E Joell 


Art P Ballas 


James J Kasulaitis 


Kerry A Bartolmi 


George H. Kritzman 


Raffaela F Bartolmi 


Lazarus Langley 


Roger F Bauman 


William E Lawson 


James S. Belchak 


John C. Madigan 


Louis 1 Belowsky 


Mary Ann PL Malinconico 


Joy B- Broadbrook 


Charles E. Meyers 


William W. Bryant 


George 1 Mordecai 


John A. Buffa 


Joseph P Novak 


Christopher Cadley 


Victor PL Osborne 


Anthony J. Colonese 


James Paradise 


Mary E- Corkery 


Anthony M Pirro 


Richard A. Crocker 


Richard Rasmussen 


Kevin A Cupoli 


James M. Samsel 


John E DeMaio 


Franklyn R. Sanford 


Ernest Derenzis 


Donald C. Shepherd 


Marcia Duplinsky 


Louis A Siclan 


John H. Evans 


Joseph D Sisco 


Andrew J Feldmann 


Malcolm P Skeeter 


Robert W Fitzgerald 


Tyrone Skitgis 


Thomas F Fitzpatnck 


Robert H. Sperzel 


Michael R Foster 


Ronald E Spica 


Thomas J Gugliotti 


Keith R, Springer 


Robert E. Halloran 


Rudolph A Tarnawa 


William J Hamilton 


Richard J Walker 


David C Hennessey 


Curtis E. Waters 


William F. Hogan 


Nicholas Wayne 


David H. Holmes 


Daniel J- Westhusin 


Thomas Izzo 


Louis E. Zurita 


several youth teams and becoming a disinct 
vice president of the Junior Soccer 

After an extensive engineering career in the 
aerospace and medical instrument fields. 
Richard A. Grich '73 has chosen a career in 
real estate and recently became a new sales 
associate for The Brunswick Coldwell Banker 
residential brokerage office. 

The new vice president of proper!) 
and casualty claims of Bollinger Insurance, 
headquartered in Short Hills, NJ, is 
Robert Foglio '73. 

James LaBanca '74 BS, "02 EMBA was 

appointed Director of Service Excellence 
for William B. Meyer of Stratford. LaBanca 
has more than I 2 years of experience in the 
relocation and moving industry and he will 
be responsible for the development and 
implementation of service excellence initia- 
tives in the household goods and home 
deliver) divisions. 

Richard Carmon '74. who has served the 
town of Suffield well by caring for people, 
both in his w r ork and in his active civic par- 
ticipation, recently retired from the famil) - 
owned Carmon Funeral Homes in Windsor. 
.Among his many civic roles, Richard is now 
about to serve his second term as president 
of the Emergency Aid Association. 

After spending 3 1 years in state govern- 
ment, Bernard (Bernie) McLoughlin '76 
MBA has joined Levey Miller Maretz, LLC, a 
commercial real estate firm as a realtor. 
McLoughlin's 30-year residency in North 
Haven has led to his lifelong involvement in 
civic and social affairs, including being a 
founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving 
in Connecticut where he currently serves on 
the state board. 

Restaurant entrepreneur Angelo Mazzone 
'76 has always been on the go serving his 
restaurant patrons. Spending his teenage 
years working in restaurants, he's always 
advanced his career as much by whim as by 
business savvy. Today, his deals include run- 
ning the Inn at Glen Sanders Mansion, 
which includes a combination restaurant, 
catering hall and 22-room hotel. Mazzone is 
also planning two new restaurants in the 
next few years — a steakhouse in downtown 
Albany and an eatery in downtown 

Smith Barney has awarded Judith A. 
Constantine '76 with its financial planning 
specialisi designation As vice president tor 
investments. Judith is being recognized for 
successfully completing the firm's persona! 
financial planning training program 
Constantine, a Waterford resident, has been 
in the financial services industry for 20 
years, 16 of them with Smith Barne) 

Harry J. Zinn Jr. '76 ofWest Haven was 
appointed a tax partner at Cohen, Burger, 
Schwartz & Sax L.L.C., a public accounting 
firm in Fairfield. Zinn was previously a part- 
ner at Nishball. Carp, Niedermeier, Pocouta 
& Company PC. in Shelton since 1987. 

Industry veteran Dr. James V. Cassella '76 
joins Alexza Molecular Delivery of Palo Alto, 
CA as senior VP of research and develop- 
ment. Dr. Cassella, a 1 S-year industry veter- 
an, most recently was senior vice president 
of clinical research and development at 

With more than 25 years of textile, wood 
and metal manufacturing and materials 
management experience. Stephen Benn '77 
MBA was recently named director of pro- 
curement and production for Universal 
Fabric Structures of Quakertown, PA. 

Having worked at the Regional Water 
Authority for more than three decades, 
Noel Grant '77 EMBA was recently awarded 
Business New Haven's 2005 Minority 
Businessperson of the Year. Grant, who got 
his start as one of the company's control 
room operators, currently serves as vice 
president of customer relations. 

It's a different title, but the mission hasn't 
changed much for David Keniston '77 MPA. 
Keniston took over for the retiring Assistant 

Superintendent for Marblehead, MA public 
schools. While there will no longer be an 
assistant superintendent, Keniston will serve 
as the new business manager, drawing on 
his teaching and business management 

Judith Mocciola '77 is now working at 
Norwalk Hospital as a registered nurse. After 
26 years of service with the Norwalk police 
department, she retired with the rank of 
lieutenant. She is also pursuing a master's 
degree in nursing at Fairfield University. 

As one of Clinton Police Department's sen- 
ior officers, with 25 years on the force, 
Sergeant James Fitzgerald '78 has been 
appointed to administrative commander. 
Since being promoted to sergeant in 1987, 
Fitzgerald has assumed a wide array of 
departmental responsibilities, including the 
hiring and training of new officers 

Thomas M. Scala '78 MBA. who has been 
involved in area real estate appraising, sales, 
and property management for the past I 7 
years, has joined Jenness & Bellville Real 
Estate of Brattleboro, VT as a Sales Associate. 
Scala is also an active member of the com- 
munity, serving on several commissions. 

Frank H. Galloway, III '78 has been 
designated Assistant Secretary lor New Jersey 
Manufacturers Insurance Company. Galloway 
resides m Lawrenceville, NJ ^nd is m charge 


Mmm...Toasty! T " 

Alum Opens Quiznos Sandwich 
Shop in New Residence Hall 

When Sharon (Palaski) Farahani '80 came to UNH to study 
graphic design, she could not have anticipated how the 
University would entwine itself throughout her life. She was 
studying peacefully on the lawn when a photographer 
approached her and asked If he could take her photograph 
for a university publication. She responded congenially, and 
when her photo appeared in an admissions brochure, it was 
spotted by her then-unknown future husband, Fred Farahml, 
EMBA '01, who thought: "I'm going to marry this woman." 
They met comcidentally at an event later and all bets were off. 
They have been married for more than 20 years 

Sharon is president of Creative Edge, a marketing and 
public relations agency in Seymour, CT, but in 2003, another 
■^ . ^ business opportunity beckoned and she and 
Fred decided to go into business with 
Fred's sister and brother-in-law, Mary and 
Bert Forootan. The Forootans owned the 7- 
Eleven convenience store on Campbell 
Avenue that is familiar to UNH students, and 
the foursome decided to join forces to open a Quiznos sandwich 
store on the Post Road in Orange. The partnership earned the 
Town of Orange's "Rookie Business of the Year" award in 
2003. When the new residence hall went up and it was publi- 
cized that there was retail space available on the main level fac- 
ing the Boston Post Road, the Farahanis and Forootans decided 
to open a second franchise on the UNH campus. 

"Opening the Quiznos on campus 
reaffirms our connection to UNH," Sharon 
says today. "We are trying to support clubs 
and athletic teams on campus, and the stu- 
dents are really appreciative." 

When Quiznos opened in January, Mayor Richard Borer of 
West Haven and Dean Vhsides, professor of hospitality at UNH, 
were on hand to serve the first Quiznos toasted subs. "We're 
very excited to be doing this with Quiznos and the University of 
New Haven," the mayor told the West Haven News. "We've 
been working hard to redesign our section of the Post Road, 
and this fits in perfectly with the university and the city's vision." 

Since Quiznos has opened, they have Dunkm' Donuts as a 
new neighbor, offering late night sugar and caffeine fixes to 
groggy undergrads living in the new residence hall. 

For Sharon, it feels like coming full circle, to be back at 
UNH. As her son Dhari prepares to head off ^ 

to college himself, she is pleased to be back 
on campus too. 

of administrative services in the 
Hammonton Branch Office. 

The Hospital of Saint Raphael recently 
announced the appointment of Paul D. 
Storiale '78 to director of financial opera- 
tions. Storiale, a resident of North Haven, is 
a certified public accountant who previous- 
ly served as vice president of finance at 
Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford and owned 
a management consulting practice 

As the 2004-05 school year started. 
Notre Dame High School of West Haven 
announced that Raymond Lynch '78 BS. 
'85 MBA joined the staff as Business 
Manager Raymond is a past President of 
the Board of Directors and served in other 
capacities for Holy Cross High School in 
Waterbury. He comes to Notre Dame 
from Saint Margaret-McTiernan school 
in Waterbury where he held the same 

Valarie Stone '79 BS, '98 MS the account- 
ing manager for budgeting tor the New 
Haven school system, was sworn in as a 
member of the Board of Education in 
January. Stone is most interested in elimi- 
nating the achievement gap in minority 
students' academic performance and in 
recruiting more minorities as teachers in 
the Hamden schools. 

Roberta Morton '79 kicked off the month- 
1) speaker series of the Mar) lawn ot the 
Oranges, an all female college preparatory 
school in South Orange, NJ. Morton has 
enjoyed a career in retailing and is currently 
vice president of the Tiffany & Co. store in 
The Mall at Short Hills. In this capacity, she 
is responsible for the sales and operations 
of the store. 


Nancy Win-Alderson '80 BS, '04 MS of 
Haddam is associate director of project 

engineering for Pfizer Global Research and 
Development in Groion, She recently com- 
pleted the S3 5 million clinical research unit 
for Pfizer in New Haven. 

Roger F. Sliby '81 of Orange was appointed 
vice president, financial services and chief 
financial officer at The Jewish Home for the 
Elderly of Fairfield County Sliby previous!) 
worked at Connecticut Health Enterprises in 
Bridgeport, most recently as director of 

Laureen Kennedy '81 BS. '90 MBA writes, 
"Laureen Grimaldi Kennedy is a Realtor/ 
Relocation Specialist with Coldwell Banker 
Residential Brokerage serving New Haven 
Count) and Southington. Laureen has been 
recognized as a member of the prestigious 
International Sterling Society for the past 
three years and also as the Top Agent for 
Buyer Controlled Sales in her region for 

William Raveis Real Estate & Home Ser\ ices 
is pleased to announce that David R. Small 
'8 1 MBA has joined the company in the 
Cheshire Regional Office. Born and raised 
in Connecticut, David is very community 
minded and is looking forward to bringing 
his 30 years of business expertise and cus- 
tomer satisfaction to his clients. 

Athlete Jane Mulligan Cavanaugh '81 MPA 
was inducted into the North Haven High 
School Sports Hall of Fame in November. 
During her high school career. Jane com- 
peted in tennis, basketball, field hocke) and 
volleyball and was honored as Class Athlete 
Mulligan's love for sports continued into 
her college years. Most of her time is now 
spent supporting her children and the 
teams they play on. 

As Vice President of General Dynamics/ 
Electric Boat and head of its Marine Systems 
Group. Michael W Toner "82 EMBA has 
spent most of his life working in shipyards. 



ClaSS NoteS (continued) 

When at home in Mystic, Toner prefers 
mass at the St. Edmund's Chapel on Enders 
Island. A member of the Enders ad\ 
hoard, he helped lead the fundraising cam- 
r the construction of the chapel and 
■ nth awarded a St. Edmund's Society 
Medal of Honor by the Chapel. He was 
honored in 200+ as a Distinguished UNH 
Alumnus by the Alumni Association at the 
Annual Scholarship Ball. 

Gary Babin '82 MBA took over as director 
of the Mansfield Municipal Electric Depart- 
ment in May 2004. Babin comes to 
Mansfield after 20 years at the Wellesley 
Municipal Light Department- 
Steven G. O'Donnell '82, an 1 8-year- veter- 
an ol the Rhode Island State Police has been 
promoted to the rank of Major/Field 
Operations Officer. O'Donnell has also 
served as major in charge of administrative 
services, the detective bureau commander, 
the otficer-in-charge of the intelligence 
unit and narcotics unit, the FBI Counter- 
Terrorism Task Force, and the HIDTATask 

In an ongoing effort to strengthen and 
expand its statewide development activity, 
the Connecticut Audubon Society recently 
hired Lauren D'Alessandro '83 MBA 
as a grant writer. Lauren will utilize her 
extensive background in both the nonprofit 
and corporate arenas to seek funding for 
statewide initiatives such as education, 
technology, conservation and outreach 

Ruben Soto '83 MS was recently appointed 
General Manager Loss Control Consulting 

for XPECTRA Remote Management, an 
organization based in Caracas, Venezuela. 
XPECTRA. which operates in South America 
and the Caribbean, develops safety and 
security software and hardware. 

Acting Police Chief Neil O'Leary '83 was 
permanently appointed to the post b) 
Waterbury Mayor Michael J. Jarjura in 
November. O'Leary is a 24-year veteran 
of the 300 member department. 

David Burghardt '83 has been working in 
public TV for more than 20 years. David, 
who now works for the Wallingford Public 
Access Association Cable 1 8, recently won 
a first place award from the Northeast 
Regional Alliance for Community Media for 
a public service announcement designed to 
encourage others to become involved in 
local public access TV 

Frank Esposito '84 who started his career as 
a police officer in 1981 with his hornet' iwn 
Orange Police Department recently retired. 
Esposito also served as the local police 
union president and a National Labor 
Union representative for eight years. 
Esposito will continue to run the cleaning 
service he inherited from his father and 
spend more time with his children. 

Wearing his dress blue uniform and white 
gloves, Jeffrey D'Alusio '84 was sworn in as 
police sergeant by the Mayor of Waterbury- 
D'Alusio joined the department in 1986 and 
has spent the past 1 8 years working in the 
patrol and communications division and has 
received two commendations. 

An accomplished marketer for companies 
such as Wall Disney. International Broadcast 
Corp. and Quest Entertainment, Madison 

resident Ruthanna Terreri '84 has taken 
her creative and artistic skills and opened 
Ruthanna Terreri Photography Ruthanna 
specializes in narrative and creative 

The Connecticut Business & Industry- 
Association elected Samuel S. Bergami Jr. 
'85 EMBA of Milford to a four-year term on 
its board of directors. Sam is president and 
CEO of Alinabal Holdings Corp. in Milford, 
which he began in 1966 as a tool and die 
apprentice. Bergami, who is on the UNH 
Board of Governors, has received man) 
awards for his contributions to business and 
the community, including being awarded an 
honorary PhD in business from UNH. 

Governor M. Jodi Rell. who received an 
honorary degree from UNH in 2004. has 
nominated former Seymour First Selectman 
Scott A. Barton '86 to the state Workers' 
Compensation Commission. Barton is a 
member of the Connecticut Bar Association. 
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. 
Seymour Republican Town Committee and 
Valley Bar Association. 

Alaric Fox '86 recently made lieutenant and 
was assigned as commander of Troop C of 
the state police barracks. Fox is uniquely 
qualified for the job because in addition to 
having experience with stale and local 
police, he is a lawyer and former FBI agent. 

David R. McHale '86 MBA was promoted to 
Chief Financial Officer at Northeast Utilities 
(NU). McHale. who lues m Burlington, CT, 
joined NU in 1981 as an intern. 

Orange First Selectperson Mitchell 
Goldblatt '86 MBA was named Involved 
.Alumnus of the Month for October 2004 

by the University of New Haven Goldblatt 
has stayed connected with UNH since his 
graduation, recently serving as a moderator 
for a voter information session for students. 

Eileen Clear)' '87 MA has been selected as 
the clinical educator for dementia program- 
ming at The Jewish Home for the Elderly of 
Fairfield County. She received the Secretary 
i <i the State Public Service Award for her 
involvement with the Community Mental 
Health Strategy Board in 2003. 

Several careers and a handful of degrees 
later, Paul D. Krampitz '87 recently became 
pastor of The Emanuel Lutheran Church in 
West Warwick. RI. 

Kateri Whalen '87 was inducted into the 
Connecticut Scholastic and Collegiate Hall 
of Fame in September. Kate starred in both 
volleyball and Softball at UNH and she has 
been the assistant athletic director and sen- 
ior female administrator at Division II 
Adelphi University in Garden City. NY 
since 1993. 

Paul D'Ostilio '87 MBA ofWoodbndge is 
now vice president of financial reporting 
and budgeting in the finance division of 
People's Bank. 

Rosemary Briglia '88 MBA of Middlebury, 
CT has been promoted to assistant vice 
president ofThomaston Savings Bank. 
Briglia began her banking career in 1982 
and |oinedThomaston Saving Bank in 
February 2004 as a Commercial Lender 

Thomas Reynolds '89 was elected to the 
Connecticut House of Representatives in 
November 2004 and took office Januar) 
2005. He represents the 42nd District, 

Time For a Change? UNH Can Help. 

You've worked so hard to obtain your 
degree and now you're looking to 
make a career transition. And it 
seems that you need a little guid- 
ance on your job search — from 
resume writing to networking. 
We hear you! 

In our last edition of the alum- 
ni magazine, our article, "Actions 
Speak Louder Than Words," 
told you about the Alumni 
Association's program of action- 
able research to learn more 
about what alumni want, and how 

we would fine-tune services and pro- 
gramming to meet alumni needs. 

Many of you responded to last 
issue's survey on career planning with 
a resounding "Yes, we need more 
career planning tools." In response, 
the Career Development Office and 
the Alumni Relations Office are join- 
ing forces to deliver more programs 
and services. In January, we hosted a 
career transitions workshop which 
nearly 70 alumni attended. We also 
hosted program specific networking 
events during Engineering Week 

in February and Business Week in 
March. These program-specific net- 
working event are an ongoing priority 
(visit our website at www.newhaven. 
edu/alumni for more information.) 

Some of you tell us that you are 
unable to come to events so we have 
some other exciting news to report I 
UNH has joined forces with Lee Hecht 
Harrison, the global performance 
leader in Career Management 
Services, to give alumni online access 
to CareerTools. 

See page 19 for more details 

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which includes Ledyard. Preston and pan 
of Montville. 

Winston Brown '89 BS, '98 MS. '02 BS 
writes, "I am currendy employed as an 
Environmental Coordinator at Connecticut 
Light and Power. I have recendy taken and 
passed the national exam in Hazardous 
Materials Management and have earned the 
title Certified Hazardous Materials Manager- 
Master Level (CHMM). I have also received 
an Associate Certificate in Project 
Management from George Washington 
University and am pursuing the PE license, 
and the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) 
certificatiim " 


Bruce Carmichael '90 MPA, '94 ScD 
a member of the Yale staff for 1 5 years, has 
been appointed assistant provost for science 
and technology. Carmichael was previously 
associate dean of resources and manage- 
ment at the Yale School of Nursing- 
Anthony Joyce '91 MBA has joined Eastern 
Federal Bank of Norwich as a commercial 
loan manager and senior vice president 
responsible for overseeing the bank's com- 
mercial lending operation. Joyce is also a 
board member of the Norwich Housing 
Authority and a director of the Norwich 
Community Development Corp. 

Stephen Lopez '91 MS an employee of the 
New Canaan Police Department brings his 
UNH degree in taxation to volunteer with 
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance 
program in Darien. 

Patricia Lugo '91 writes, "I've been work- 
ing as an accountant for the Brockton 
Public Schools since 199S I received an 
award from Tyler Technologies of Maine 
acknow ledging 'Extraordinary Efforts' m 
adapting the MUNIS Grant Accounting 
functions in order to meet the require- 
ments of the Massachusetts Department of 
Education. Now our MUNIS general ledger 
coding structure can be used throughout 
the Massachusetts public schools in order 
to ease the financial reporting required by 
the Massachusetts Department of 

James L. Mazurek '9 J EMBA has joined 
Plaza Realty and Management Co. in 
Stamford m the sales and rental depart- 
ment. Mazurek was previously with Cairo] 
Inc. for 36 years, retiring last year. 

Pamela Perry '93 EMBA has been named 
a director of the Hartford chapter of the 
National Association of Women in 

West Haven Police Chief Deputy Ronald 
Quagliani '9 3 was awarded the Connecticut 
Police Chiefs' Association William R. Kirby 
Award in September. The award is a scholar- 
ship that is presented to one senior level 
police officer in the state who is currently 
pursuing graduate level courses to further a 
career in law enforcement. Quagliani has 
been a member of the West Haven Police 
Department for 2 1 years and has risen 
through the ranks to his current position, 
receiving numerous commendations. 

Dennis E. Pincince '94 MS was promoted 
to lieutenant of the Rhode Island State 
Police A I 9-year veteran, he will be in 
charge of the criminal-identification unit 

Robin Andreoli '94 BS. '00 MBA recenth 
accepted a position at Youth Continuum 
located in New Haven as Director of Fund 
Development. Youth Continuum, a New 
Haven-based agency, has served foster and 
at-risk children for nearly 40 years 
Previously, she was Executive Director of 
Film Fest New Haven. In September 2004. 
she was recognized as a "Rising Star" h> 
Business New Haven. 

Kristen Dagan '94 BS, '04 MS has been 
appointed assistant professor of electrons 
engineering technology in the Engineering 
Technology Division of Naugatuck Valley 
Community College. Dagan. who lives in 
Southbury, previ< lush) wi >rked as a section 
leader/senior test engineer at Honeywell in 

Debra Frost-Morris '94 MBA has been 
promoted to Vice-President, Account 
Management/Operations at Cendant 
Mobility in Danbury. CT. 

Charles Werchado '94 MS was recendy 
selected as Director, Naval Fork's Division 
at the Office of the Secretary of Defense 
located in the Pentagon, Washington, DC. 
It is a promotion to the Senior Executive 
Service, on the Program Analysis and 
Evaluation staff, as the senior naval analyst 
for SecDef. His key challenge is assessing 
the Navy's shipbuilding program — and the 
MS in Ops Rev 

James McCutcheon '95 received a MS in 
Environmental Education from Southern 
CT State University on May 26, 2000. 

Peter J. Karl '96 EMBA who joined Eastern 
Connecticut Health Network in July 2004 
as executive vice president and chief oper- 

ating officer, was recendy promoted to 
president and chief executive officer 
Susan Lang '96 MS a Newtown Middle 
School teacher, along with her band. 
My Dad's Truck, served as the pit band 
for Sherman Players' production of W m k1\ 
Guthrie's American Song. 

As Inland Wedands Enforcement officer 
Diana Ross '97 MS is charged with making 
sure that developers in Branford follow the 
strict rules that protect crucial wedands 
from damage. The district recently named 
Diana "Outstanding Municipal Officer of 
the Year" for 2004. 

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public 
Accountants recendy appointed Matthias 
Strilbyckij '97 MBA ot Guilford to serve as 
chair of its Manufacturing Committee for 
the organization's 2004-2005 activity year 
StrUbycki] is a principal of the North Haven 
CPA firm of Konowitz, Kahn & Company. PC. 

Beth Saucier '98 received an MS degree 
in Criminal Justice from Westfield State 
College in Westfield, MA in May 2004. 
Saucier writes. "I am currently working 
at the Massachusetts State Police Crime 
Laboratory as a Chemist in the Criminal- 
istics and Crime Scene Response Units." 

Jason Vieira '98 was hired by Cohen, 
Kaufman & .Associates LLC in Milford to 
provide tax, accounting, auditing and con- 
sulting services to the firm's commercial 

and health care services clients. 

The Windham School Board unanimously 
agreed to hire Mario Almeida '98 MS of 
East Hampton as Windham High School's 
assistant principal. Almeida brings his hilin- 


This spring, Chris Bernier '05, president of the Fire Science 
Club, and his fellow Fire Science majors decided to plan a 
fundraiser to build the arson investigation lab in the basement 
of Echlin. The arson investigation lab, the first of its kind in 
Connecticut, will help students learn the essentials of an effec- 
tive investigation, and will reinforce concepts that are taught 
in the classroom. 

After getting some tips on how to plan a fundraismg 
event from Director of Alumni Relations Alison Clark. EMBA 
'04, the Club hosted a successful banquet and raised more 
than $1 1,000 for the lab through sponsorships, ticket sales 
and a raffle. 

"To my mind, this was a perfect 'storm,'" Clark said. 
"Our office alone could never have done this. I found this to be 
a successful model for involvement and fundraising. Students 
who are plugged into alumni and industry, partnered with the 

Advancement Office and we were able to connect them with 
alumni and support their planning. All of the elements com- 
bined to create a great event and everyone benefited." 
Clark says she hopes to strike more matches such as this, 
where affinity groups work with alumni on targeted goals 

idents Chris Bernier, Auqu 
att Sean DeQuatro, and Ke\ 
Manzolillo; faculty Martin 
' 'Connor, Bob Massicotte, Sorin 



ClaSS NoteS (continued) 

gual background to a school where bilin- 
gual classrooms are bursting with children 
new to the U.S. and struggling to learn 

Adrienne C.Vaughan '99 EMBA was 
appointed as director of corporate commu- 
nications for Aquarion Water Company in 
Bridgeport. Vaughan |oined Aquarion s sub- 
sidiary BHC Company in 1994 as manager 
ot public relations. Vaughan also serves as 
co-chair of the .American Water Works 
Asm 'aation's Connecticut Section Public 
Information Committee and a member of 
the Public Information Committee of the 
National Association of Water Companies 

Currier & Associates. Inc. recently welcomed 
Jessica Gamberdella '99 as project designer. 
Jessica will be utilizing her experience in 
design and her expertise in Auto-CAD tech- 
nology to create optimal environments for a 
variety of industries. 


The opening of Sukhothai. Manchester's 
only Thai restaurant, fulfilled a definite culi- 
nary void in the community according to 
owner Kanokon Tungdeeteesud '00 MBA 
Tungdeeteesud. who is originally from 
Bangkok, moved to Connecticut in 1998. 

Jeffrey Gootman '00 was sworn in as a 
new Westport firefighter in September. 
Gootman. a resident of Wallingford. was 
involved with the Yalesville Volunteer Fire 
Department and has served as its training 

Neil P. Phillips '01 MS recently joined the 
Westport office of the law firm Pullman & 
Comic-) LLC as an associate. He previously 
worked at Brody. Wilkinson and Ober PC as 
an associate. 

Joseph O'Brien '01, a Guilford native who 
served a college internship with Clinton's 
police department, has become the force's 
newest officer With a degree in criminal 
justice. O'Brien had been a police officer 
with the Stonington Police Department 
since graduation. 

Mike Kelly '01 MS recently secured a job as 
a high school business teacher at Cheshire 
High School, the high school he graduated 

Kerri L.O. Hines '02 BS, '03 MBA has 
joined UHY Advisors' New Haven tax 
department as an in-charge accountant. 
Hines will focus on electronic tax filing. 
Kristina Folcik '03 completed a course 

hi the administration of local anesthesia 
in Colorado in January 2005 as well as 
received licensure to work in Colorado 
as a dental hygienist. 

Peter Tomaino '03 MS of Danbury was 
pn urn ited to supervisor at Shelton-based 
Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczalla. PC. 

Alison Zakrewski '03 MS started the 
2004-05 school year as a fifth-grade 
teacher at Hinsdale Elementary School. The 
Farmington resident was a special education 
teaching assistant in West Hartford before 
coming toWinsted. 

Andrew Melnyk '04 writes, "I just finished 
writing the music for a full-length film that 
will air on HBO and Showtime. Go for Broke 
2. I had nine days and no money to work 
on this project and if anyone ever sees the 
movie they'll understand." 

When Al Carbone '04 MBA was announced 
as the new commissioner of the Southern 
Connecticut Conference, it shouldn't have 
come as a surprise to anyone who follows 
high school sports. His current voluntary 
jobs include publicity chair for the Walter 
Camp Football Foundation, chair of the 
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce 
Sports Council, vice chair of the New Haven 
Sports Commission, and others. 

lmagisrics Internationa] Inc. recently 
announced Chris Dewart '04 EMBA. of 
Westport as vice president of sales. In his 
new role. Dewart will lead both the national 

and commercial sales forces. 

The town of Greenwich recognized Rafael 
Sotil '04 as manager of the year in October. 
Sotil is the town's assistant superintendent of 
waste disposal and coordinated the recent 
placement of dozens of new trash recepta- 
cles and recycling bins in public areas. Sotil 
also received a personal achievement award 
for o 'inpleting his studies at UNH 

Jessica Binns '04 BS began her new career 
as a Criminal Investigator with DCIS on 
November 1. 2004. with a three month 
extensive training program in Georgia. 
"Thanks to all my UNH professors for 
encouraging me to apply for this position!" 


Joseph DiGarbo '95 MS and 
Kathryn Contos 
July 3. 2004 

Julie Esposito '98 MS and 
Herbert V. Johnson III 79 

May IS, 2004 

Cheryl Ligouri '98 MS and Joseph Iannucci 
June 19. 2004 

Kimberly Dunn '98 MS and 
Raymond R. Narciso 111 
July 9. 2004 

Kneilland Northrop '98 and Sarah Archer 
June 19, 2004 

Kristen Wagner '99 MS and 
Walter J, Ancker III 
July 9. 2004 

Andrea Madrigale '99 MS and 
Stephen F. Sidorvic 
June 29. 2004 

Jeanette Silvia '99 MS and Dennis Slanek Jr 
July 10, 2004 

Vincent Montuoro '99 and Alison Merrell 
September 4. 2004 

Zoe Jacobs '01 MS and Christopher Bacon 
August 1 , 2004 

Jeff Cortes '01 and Christine M. Morse 

July 23, 2004 

Dawn Drown '0 1 MS and David F Delfino 
October 2, 2004 

RitaQuiles '01 MS and 
John Joseph Glover '0 1 MS 
August 7. 2004 

Jason Gorruso '0 1 and Allison Rivera 
September 7, 2004 

Erika Kamens '01 BS. '03 MBA 
and Robin P. Graff 
May 15. 2004 

Kevin Gallagher '01 and 
Amanda R. Venturi '0 2 
September 18. 2004 

Amy Varley '01 MS and Richard LippLncOtl 
June 26, 2004 

Robert Draghi '01 and Carrie Genova 
July 9, 2004 

Marisa Moura '03 and Thomas A. Elliano 
August 7, 2004 

Erin Flood '02 MS and Luke S. Harrison 
July 1 I, 2003 

James Kersten '02 and Rebekah Foster Roth 
July 10, 2004 

Paul Myott '02 MA and Saraab Alison Saleh 
August 14. 2004 

Stephanie Bryers '03 MS and Jeffrey Cruft 
August 7. 2004 

Jason Vasilakos '03 and 
Danielle Gugliotli '02 
October 16. 2004 

New Arrivals 

Lisa Dadio "88 BS. '92 MS and Martin 
Dadio, son -Anthony Michael, 
September 29, 2003 

Joseph Vitelli '92 and Ann Vitelli. 
daughter - Bnanna Hope. 
June 19. 2003 

Lise DeBella '93 and John DeBella. 
daughter - Adrianna Concetta, 
November 22. 2003 

JoAnn Simonelli '93 and James Simonelli. 
daughter - Jenna Nicole. 
June 3. 2003 

Bryan Davis '93 and Kay Davis, 
son — Evan Arthur, 
February 6. 2004 

Richard McCaffrey '00 and Anne McCaffrey 
son - Leo Fortunato, 
January 16, 2004 

Elizabeth Young '00 BA. '01 MS and 
Delaine Young, 
daughter - DeAnna Mae 

Brooke Lussier '01 and Phil Goodson, 
son - Dante Joseph Goodson 

Nalaisha Perez '02 and Jamal (Tyrrell) 
Bermudez '03. 

son - Jazaiah Anthony Bermudez, 
November 1. 2003 



Singing to New Heights 

Hennessey, Remembered 

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his job — he was a picture of grace, 
civility, a positive attitude — and his 
ever-present smile." 

After a demo of the Smart 
Classroom technology given by Greg 
Bartholomew, director of networking 
systems, and Paul Falcone, director of 
instructional and institutional media, 
the audience moved to the Alumni 
Lounge in Bartels Hall for the memo- 
rial service that was officiated by- 
Martin O'Connor of the Campus 


An endowed scholarship 
in Dave Hennessey's name 
has been established. For 
more information, please 
get in touch with the 
Office of Advancement, 

Ministry. Marty reminded us that 
UNH lost a piece of its soul when 
Dave died, and that Dave emphasized 
the "human" in Human Resources. 
Dave's tenure at UNH encompassed 
three presidents, all of whom spoke 
in tribute to Dave. Dr. Phil Kaplan, 
who was president of UNH when 
Dave was hired as Director of HR, 
spoke first, followed by President 
Emeritus Larry DeNardis, who 
worked longest with Dave. Larry 
spoke movingly of how Dave was a 
man of virtue, and he listed some of 
the qualities of a virtuous person: 
"prudent, discreet, honest, cautious, 
praiseworthy." Then, President Steve 
Kaplan remembered his short time 
working with Dave and noted again 
how we had lost him too soon. 

The service ended with bag- 
piper Jason Hall, BS '97, piping 
"Going Home." 

If you caught the Grammy Awards 
this year, you would have seen 
a recent UNH graduate singing 
with Grammy-award winning 
Alicia Keyes as one of her back- 
up singers. A gifted musician, 
Anaysha Figueroa '04 landed 
the gig with Keyes shortly after 
graduating, but she is right at 
home on the stage. From the start, 
Anaysha has been recognized as a 
stand-out gospel singer, but this 
should come as no surprise, music 
is in her blood Anaysha's dad, 
Bishop Eric R Figueora heads the 
New Life Tabernacle Choir in New 
York City, and her mother, sister 
and brother are all talented musi- 
cians. Anaysha has been featured 
on two gospel albums to date, 
with a third scheduled for release 
in September. Critics are guick to 
single her out: "...she sings like 
few else can.... it's not merely 
vocal acrobatics or dexterity of 
voice that draw you to this singer" 
writes Stan North of her perform- 
ance on "He's A Rock." 

Anaysha is a shining example 
of Real-Life Learning. As a student 
here, Anaysha brought every bit of 
her steadfast enthusiasm to UNH, 

and is fondly remembered by 
everyone who worked with her. 
She gave her talent, experience, 
and spirit to lead our 
Gospel Choir to new 
heights. As an RA, she 
served the University as 
a steward to her fellow 
students. Patty Chnstiano, 
Director of Residential Life 
writes, "Anaysha really under- 
stood our philosophy of 
community development and 
worked with all of her resi- 
dents to create a safe, educa- 
tional and fun residential 
living situation. She was car- 
ing, sensitive to their needs, 
and was always willing to go 
the extra distance. We miss 
her a lot." 

Anaysha's new degree 
in business administration wil 
help her to manage the "busi- 
ness" end of show business, 
and her many successes to 
come. Anaysha has followed 
the music to Texas where 
she now lives and is busy 
performing and recording. 

-Anne Young 



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School Spirit Alive & Well 

From coast to coast, UNH held numerous alumni events this year. Above is a sampling of snapshots from many of them. 

1 Lorraine Katt '98 and Clare Sweeney '94 at the Playwright in New Haven last fall. 2 Casmir Ebubedike '04 EMBA at a Cocktails & Networking at Sage American Bar & 
Grill on the waterfront 3 Court TV sponsored an alumni event in New London and donated $10,000 to Smart Classrooms. Henry Lee is standing with (left to right) 
Mark Kang, Court TV, Michelle Mason, '02 MBA, director of UNH's Southeastern campus; Palma Pogoda, '69 BS, President of the Alumni Association, Dr Lee; State 
Representative Andrea Stillman; Bob Rose from Court TV, and Alison Clark, 04 EMBA, Director of Alumni Relations 4 Alumni from the Dental Hygiene program; 
5 Seattle alumni host President Steve Kaplan and Anemone Schweizer Kaplan (left to right) Reynaldo Alvarado, 78 BA; Steve and Anemone; Annie Scott; Joe Scott, '83 
BS, Joyce Lucas, Thad Henry, Bob Lucas, '85 BS, Bill Hunnewell, '87 BS , Deborah Regan; John Regan, '92 MA. 6 Tim Gimelh and Armando Rodriguez, associate professor 
of economics in the School of Business, at an EMBA winetasting. 7 An alumni breakfast at United Illuminating Ul employee Lisa Johnson, Jim Penna, '85 MBA, and 
Sarah Miller-Brooks, '93 BS. 8 An alumni breakfast at Pitney Bowes in Shelton, where 91 employees received their degrees from UNH 9 Alumni Association Board of 
Directors (left to right) Linda Olbrys, '01 EMBA, Lawrence Grab, '01 EMBA; Roberta Braemer, '01 EMBA, and guest Mark DiNicola enjoy the sun at the last board meeting 
of the year at Anthony's in East Haven. 10 Vincent Bove '89 MBA hosted engineering students for a plant tour at the Thule factory in Seymour. 



Tagliatela Engineering Gift 

^H continued from page 3 

Now, 85 years later, the University 
is again moving to serve the needs 
of the community." 

The announcement ceremony 
was attended by representatives 
from several Connecticut business- 
es including SBC, United Tech- 
nologies Corporation/Sikorsky 
and General Dynamics/Electric 
Boat, which together employ 
some 1,600 UNH engineering 
alumni. Michele Macauda, presi- 
dent and CEO of SBC, noted how- 
Connecticut's economy has shifted 
from a goods-producing to a serv- 
ice-producing economy, and that 

Tagliatela Sr. grew the family busi- 
ness for more than half a century 
from the original Franklin 
Construction Company residential 
building firm founded by his 
father in 1 9 1 7 , to the current 
third-generation enterprise. All of 
the projects managed by Franklin 
Enterprises focus on environmen- 
tally sound development, which 
has led to awards from the CT 
Department of Environmental 
Protection. A strong family com- 
mitment to serve the community 
was exemplified by the establish- 
ment of The Louis F. and Mar) A. 
Tagliatela Foundation, founded in 
1997, with a purpose to support 
children and youth, community 

"We believe that UNH, and specifically the School of 
Engineering, is positioned to play a key role in the 
transformation of Connecticut's economy, and we 
want to help make that happen." 

—Stephen Tagliatela 

the School of Engineering is 
preparing students for careers in 
the sector that most needs them. 
Herb Rattley BS '73. EMSEM '04. 
director of electrical engineering 
and design at Electric Boat, and 
John Leary BA '66, vice president 
of employee relations at UTC/ 
Sikorsky commented on the grow- 
ing "silent crisis" in engineering 
competitiveness in this country; 
and Valerie Lewis, Connecticut 
Commissioner of Higher 
Education, brought congratula- 
tions from Governor Jodi Rell and 
praised the university and the 
Tagliatelas on "this glorious day." 

The Tagliatela Family owtis 
Franklin Enterprises, a multi- 
faceted organization that owns 
apartments and manages proper- 
ties across Connecticut, including 
Saybrook Point Inn, Spa and 
Marina; and the North Haven 
Health and Racquet Club. Louis 

A joyous celebration: Hank Bartels, trustee emeritus, Louis Tagliatela; President 
Kaplan; Dr. Henry Lee, trustee emeritus; and Bob Alvine, chair of the Board of 
Governors, savor the news of the Tagliatela gift. 

development, die environment, 
health, social and human services, 
higher education and rehgion. 
Family members include Louis, Sr. 
and his wife Mary, sons Louis, Jr.; 
Stephen and his wife Viola; and 
daughter Trish. 

Stephen Tagliatela, spokesman 
for the family, said. "My family has 
been so impressed by the leader- 
ship of President Kaplan and his 
vision for the University, that we 
were convinced that we wanted to 
support him and the University as 
it continues to develop as a pre- 
eminent educational institution in 
the region and die nation. We 
believe that UNH, and specifically 
the School of Engineering, is posi- 
tioned to play a key role in the 
transformation of Connecticut's 
economy, and we want to help 
make that happen." 

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'For me, then, the Antarctic and the Arctic 
have become metaphors, not only for 
wilderness itself, but also for the myriad 
significant things about the earth's wild 
places that cannot be expressed in words. 
Such things cannot be expressed in images 
either, but my polar photographs help me 
to retain some of what I have learned and 
gained by being in our polar regions." 


Charles C. Kingsley, Esq., is a partner with the 
New Haven law firmWiggin and Dana. Over 
the past 25 years, Kingsley has developed a pas- 
sion for wildlife photograph)- and has traveled 
the world over photographing wildlife. He has 
been most keenly touched by the uniqueness of 
the images he has experienced in the Antarctic 
and Arctic regions. Kingsley has memorialized 
these explorations in his book. ICE: The Worlds 
oj the .Antarctic and the Arctic, published by 
Cacklegoose Press in London. His work, which 
was featured in an exhibit at Seton Gallery on 
campus tin-- winter, features photographs, along 
with detailed narrative describing the wildlife 
within these regions. 


On Friday, 
the 30th of September, 2005 

The University of New Haven 

will celebrate the inauguration 
of its sixth President 


Celebrating Past & Future Excellence 

Please Reserve the Date 


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