In early May, we shared the challenging news that due to COVID-19, Christopher Lukas Bellis, Class of 1981, had to close down his Bed & Breakfast in scenic North Conway, N.H. This week we are delighted to share Christopher’s good news—that the Cranmore Inn will be able to accept guests from the State of New Hampshire beginning Friday, June 5.
Ashley Luchini, Class of 2016, graduated in May 2020 with a nursing degree from Fairfield University and has accepted a position as a labor and delivery nurse at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She has been working as a patient care assistant (PCA) at Yale but the onslaught of COVID-19 thrust Ashley into the midst of the healthcare crisis at the hospital.
Nolan Rich, Class of 2009 and host of Rich Sports Talk, recently interviewed fellow Hamden Hall alumnus Christian Montano, Class of 2014, on his entry into the NFL. Christian recently signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent.
Moishe “Elie” Azoff-Slifstein, Class of 2016, graduated in May 2020 from the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut (UConn) with a Bachelor of Science in engineering, majoring in materials science and engineering.
Twice in one week, Christian Montano, Hamden Hall Class of 2014 and former Tulane University football player, scores big! On Saturday, April 25, Christian signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent. We'll all stay tuned in for his success with the Steelers! Earlier this week, Christian was recognized by the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. The society recognizes academic and athletic performance.
Cadet Austin Aitro, Class of 2016, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S Air Force Academy during its April 18 Class of 2020 graduation ceremony. Austin was awarded a Bachelor of Science in systems engineering with an aeronautical focus.
Class of 1945 Alumna Charts a Meaningful Course in Life
By Jodi Amatulli
Director of Alumni Relations
As a civil rights worker in 1964, Debora Mebel Sherman, a 1945 Hamden Hall graduate, lived in fear in Selma, Ala. Much earlier in her life, she ignored contemptuous remarks about becoming a teacher to experience a lifelong vocation in education. She’s led campaigns to help stop a war and protect immigrants and their families from abuse. She established the first League of Women’s Voters in a town where none existed. She has been recognized for her visionary thinking and compassion for others by a major university. She has worked in schools and corporations, been a reporter, researcher, and communications expert.
In short, Debora Mebel Sherman, at 91 years old, believes she has “seen it all.”
In 2019, Isaac Justice, Class of 2015, sent us an update (published in the Hamden Hall magazine) that he had graduated from Stanford University in May of that year with a Bachelor of Science in bioengineering where he worked with a team to develop a medical device.
Congratulations to alumnus Christian Montano, Class of 2014, on being named the Walter Camp Connecticut Player of the Year. Link here to read more about the weekend coming up January 16. https://waltercamp.org/events/the-weekend/
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