Thomas Cox ’80, who worked in government service for the City of Hartford and State of Connecticut, died on December 20, 2022. Read his obituary.
Thomas Griffen ’80, who was a partner at Sweeney and Griffen in New Britain, died on September 6, 2022. Read his obituary.
Louise S. Berry ’80, a retired school superintendent and Connecticut state senator, has died. Read her obituary.
Randall Pinkston ’80 has accepted a position as visiting professor at University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media. Pinkston is a veteran, award-winning journalist, who has worked as a White House correspondent for CBS and as a reporter in Mississippi and throughout the U. S. He also has previously taught journalism at Stony Brook University in New York, City University of New York, and Morgan State University in Maryland. Pinkston will teach a course in international reporting.
The Bridgeport-based law firm of Willinger, Willinger & Bucci, have expanded its presence in the state with a new office in Shelton and will be celebrating its growth with a grand opening this month. The firm employs several UConn alumni, including James A. Lenes ’91, Heidi C. McGee ’92, Toni M. Gelineau ’80, and Christopher M. Cerami ’13.
H. Gordon Hall ’80 has been nominated to the Connecticut Supreme Couert. He is currently an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, where he has served since 1989. Since 1992, he has worked in the office’s criminal division and he is responsible for supervising investigations and prosecutions of federal laws. Prior to working at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Hall engaged in the general practice of law with the Hartford law firm of Sorokin and Sorokin, worked as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New Haven, and served as counsel to the Connecticut Attorney General.
Dona Young ’80 has been appointed to the Board of Directors of USAA, which provides insurance, banking and investment and retirement services to members and veterans of the U.S. military. She will serve as a member of the Nominating and Governance, Audit, and Compensation and Workforce committees. Young is the former chair, chief executive officer and president of the Phoenix Companies.