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Antonina Uccello was honored on May 19, her 90th birthday, by the City of Hartford. Mayor Pedro Segarra presented her with keys to the City and acknowledged her tenure as Hartford’s first female mayor. The Hartford Courant published an editorial, “A Daughter of the City,” which honored Uccello’s commitment to Hartford and more. She was the first woman in the country to serve as mayor of a capital city (1967–1971) and she later served in the Department of Transportation during the Nixon Administration.
Ann-Margaret Anselmo received the Wisdom Award from Central Connecticut Senior Health Services in recognition of her outstanding service to her community and for serving as a model of graceful aging. She also reports that her dog, Molly, was one of two Connecticut pets given a national award by the Planetree Organization for therapy activity at a local nursing facility, Jerome Home in New Britain, Conn.
Joanne Sullivan participated in Commencement as a member of the 50th anniversary class.
Anna-May Sieniaswki joined the board of directors at the Therapeutic Equestrian Center, which is a member of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.
Marilyn Burlenski was elected chair of the board of directors for CareSource Inc., a provider of homemakers, companions, and live-in aides. She is president of Burlenski Consulting Associates, as well as president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Alliance for Long Term Care. Burlenski has worked in clinical management roles and as an associate clinical professor at Yale University’s School of Nursing. A resident of Cheshire, Conn., Burlenski is active in the New Haven community. She holds leadership positions on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven and the Graduate Club. She has been a consultant to the long-term care industry for more than 20 years.
Cheryl Kloczko (M) was named superintendent of Torrington Public Schools in March. She previously served as acting superintendent. Kloczko lives in Harwinton and has worked with the district since 2006 when she became principal of East Elementary School.
Dawn Archambault Mapp graduated with an M.S.N. from the University of Hartford in May. She is a nurse educator at Lincoln Technical Institute in New Britain, Conn.
Michelle R. Bettigole is executive director of The Watermark, a retirement community in Southbury, Conn. She also teaches Human Resources Management in the master’s degree Nursing program at Yale.
Melissa Schober was named director of Medicaid Policy for the Mental Hygiene Administration. In March, she skyped to a USJ class to talk about the Women’s Studies major and its potential in the job market.
Ann E. Skelcher Sato received her license from the State of Connecticut as a certified public accountant in February. On March 10, she and her husband, Akira Sato, welcomed their son, Koichi.
Jennifer Ann Albert, a physician, and her husband, Adam Christopher Joseph, an orthopedic physician liaison, reside in Georgia.
Janet Stolfi Alfano was recently named executive director of the Diaper Bank in New Haven, Conn., after serving as acting director since October. She was interviewed in the New Haven Register on the state and federal cuts that affected the organization.
Jill Poirier Giulietti received the Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence from Manchester Memorial Hospital in March and was honored at a ceremony in May. She is a level two clinical ladder nurse, certified in Psychiatric Nursing, and works as the charge nurse on the inpatient Behavioral Health Unit at Manchester Memorial Hospital.
Jim Caldwell (M) is a marriage and family therapist working with combat veterans who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Caldwell lives in Knoxville, Tenn., and is a team leader for the Knoxville Vet Center run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
He also does couples work and is a working supervisor. Caldwell is licensed as a marriage and family therapist in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Alabama and Tennessee. He started the Supervisor in Training program, coordinated by the American Academy of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Lynn Olson-Douglas M’08 joined The Travelers Inc., as a human resources manager. She also serves on the board of directors of the Prudence Crandall Center, which serves victims of domestic violence. Olson-Douglas is co-chair of the Center’s human resources committee.
Melissa Asselin was featured on CNN for her advocacy work regarding the removal of mold and toxins from school buildings. Asselin said, “I want to thank you all for all that you have done to bolster my position in advocacy, education, and involvement. I truly do not know if I would have done this had I not been a student of USJ.”
Mireille Blacke M’12, R.D., C.D.-N., published her first in a series of monthly columns in OKRA magazine: southernfood.org
Jenna Labbie ’03 married Kyle Mackey on October 15, 2011, in Southington, Conn.
Samantha Cahill ’06 and Kenneth Slade were married November 12, 2011 at Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, Conn. The bride is the assistant director of Alumni Relations at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn. The groom is an assistant manager at Infra-Metals in Wallingford, Conn. Shown with the bride are Amanda Evans ’06, (left) and Lara Skirvan ’06, M’08 (right).
Kristen Campbell-Wilder ’94, M’97, and her husband, Larry, welcomed Anderson Richard Wilder on February 1, 2012. Big brother Tilden is so excited!
Jessica Banks DiBona ’06, and husband, Stephen, welcomed Ella Jean-Marie on November 16, 2011. She joins big brother, Myles.
The following list includes USJ alumnae/i who will be remembered at the Chapel Bells Mass on November 14, 2012 at 12:05 p.m. in The Connor Chapel of Our Lady.
Josephine E. Verrengia ’37
February 6, 2012
Claire Madigan Haverty ’38
November 9, 2011
Catherine O’Brien Grimes ’40, P ’71
November 26, 2011
Georgina Buonocore Hoben ’40, P ’63
April 23, 2012
Arline Colturi Tonino C ’40
March 22, 2012
Dorothy Johnson Pease ’43
November 9, 2011
Jean Lowry Walsh ’43
December 15, 2011
Mary Macchi Brockman ’44
February 26, 2012
Jean Donahue Anderson ’46
December 26, 2011
B. Catherine Lumpkin Noble ’47, DAA ’75
April 1, 2012
Florence Maski ’48
March 1, 2012
Kathleen Kiely Bansemer ’49
January 1, 2012
Anne Clark McGuinness ’49, DAA ’90
April 6, 2012
Cecilia Welna ’49, DAA ’79
March 8, 2012
Rita Burns Thiery ’55, P ’80
March 18, 2012
Salvatrice D. Italia ’56, DAA ’91
February 12, 2012
Frances M. Giunta ’60
February 5, 2012
Nancy L. Hennessey ’62
April 25, 2012
John B. Walsh M’65
December 6, 2011
Carol Ottaviano Cassarino ’68
December 14, 2011
Elizabeth M. Tyler ’69, M’84
March 26, 2012
Leonard A. Zapatka M’74
March 14, 2012
Frances Juracka, RSM ’75
(Sister Mary Angelita)
February 13, 2012
Jean Newton Sirois ’80
February 24, 2012
Mona E. Branchini ’82
January 7, 2012
Brother James M. Kelly, CFX, M’82
December 3, 2011
Valerie A. O’Krent M’96
January 31, 2012
Traci-Ann Noble Lauer ’01
December 18, 2011
Elizabeth Marshall Miller ’01
March 18, 2012
Caroline Flannery-Okrant ’07
December 15, 2011
Marie Goretti Hinds-James ’11
February 14, 2012
Sara E. Forte ’60 was incorrectly reported as deceased in the last edition of OUTLOOK.