While not an alumnus, Dr. Michael Sherry is a former faculty member whom we caught up with recently after discovering his photo on the cover of the 2003 Hamden Hall Magazine. Michael was pictured alongside alumni Richard Peck and David Pilot, classmates from the Class of 1972. The three had attended a Hamden Hall 30th reunion, hosted at the home of Richard Peck’s mother, former faculty member Mary Peck.
Ellen Rich, Class of 2010, is a regional account manager with IFI Claims Patent Services, a leading supplier of patent data for resellers and innovators in the research and healthcare sectors. She has been with the company since June 2018 in the capacity of identifying, engaging, and developing new regional accounts.
Getting out in the field more and interacting with stakeholders were two things Maria Kozdroy, Class of 2014, was looking for in a new job. Maria recently found the right opportunity as a civil engineer working for the Capital Improvement Program at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
After trekking through both the Ozark Mountains and Alaska’s Brooks Range, 1964 alumnus Fred Paillet has co-authored a handbook that details and illustrates the “typical trailside perspective” of a hiker.
While there may be shells aplenty strewn across the sands of most beaches, Cameron “Cammy” Griffin, Class of 2011, discovered a lack of pretty ones on retail shelves. She has since established Swanky Shells, a commercial line of decorated shells that can be used for party favors, decorations, home décor, and more.
Jesse Gabbard, Class of 2003, reports that he's living in East LA, and "loving" it! We last heard from Jesse in 2015 when he appeared as Domingo Garcia in the 2016 action thriller, The Finest Hours. Since then, Jesse has continued pursuing his acting career and has appeared in such movies as The Fate of the Furious (part of the Fast and Furious franchise), 6 Underground with Ryan Reynolds and directed by Michael Bay, and Songbird, the first movie shot during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations recently dedicated a bench in remembrance of alumna Sarah Alexis Foster, Class of 2010. The bench was placed on our Whitney Avenue campus. Sarah's parents, Laurie Stone and Stuart Foster, wanted to memorialize Sarah and provide students and faculty a place to relax and reflect.
Sarah's special relationship with teacher and advisor Tom Iampietro, who died March 5, 2020, led her to become a history scholar and exemplary history teacher. Mr. I's mentorship and belief in Sarah supported her career vison and goals.
If you would like to make a donation in Sarah's name to the Tom Iampietro Scholarship Fund, click here.
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Nancy Jean Tripp Herrington, Class of 1952, passed away on February 24th at the Nottingham in Syracuse, NY. She leaves behind her husband of 65 years, Dr. Lee Pierce Herrington, also a Hamden Hall alumnus, Class of 1952. Nancy and Lee met at Hamden Hall.
Jean Arpine, mother of Hamden Hall staff member, Daria Howard, died on February 11, 2021. Jean was the grandmother of alumni Jackson Arpine, Class of 2007, son of Hamden Hall staff member Benelyn Arpine, and Francesca Howard Macias, Class of 2008, daughter of Daria Howard.
The Hamden Hall Community is saddened by this news and extends sincere condolences to the Arpine/Howard family during this difficult time.
Funeral services are private. A celebration of Jean's life will be held at a later time.
Norma Josephine Zito Bailey, grandmother of Hamden Hall faculty member Andrea Calandrelli, died on January 23, 2021. One of Norma's great-grandchildren, Giulia Calandrelli, is a student in the Hamden Hall Class of 2033.
The Hamden Hall community extends sincere condolences to Andrea and her family during this difficult time.
Bernice (Levine) Margolis died on January 22, 2021. She was the grandmother of Hamden Hall alumni Kate Epstein Fierman, Class of 2000, Emily Epstein, Class of 2002, and Herbert "Herbie" Epstein, Class of 2005. She was the mother of Debbie Epstein, wife of Hamden Hall Trustee Emeritus Richard Epstein. The Hamden Hall community is saddened by this news and extends deep condolences to the family during this difficult time.
Funeral services will be private and are under the care of the Robert E. Shure and Son Funeral Home.
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