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Slideshow: Staff members share graduation pictures of loved ones
Staff members recently sent in pictures of themselves and their loved ones graduating. The names of all who participated were entered into a random prize drawing. Congratulations to the following winners: Yvonne Hammonds, Student Financial Services; Laura Bertolini, Yale Housing; Phil Blumell, Custodial Services; Caroline Lacy, Pediatrics; Gina Buzzelli, Biomedical Engineering. They will be contacted shortly by email. Thank you to all who participated.
Naureen Rashid, Office of Strategic Analysis: “My husband just received his M.D. from Yale School of Medicine.”
Christine Ventura, MCDB: “My husband John and I both graduated from Yale this year. On May 20, John was awarded a Ph.D. in Microbiology and I a Master of Forestry. Here we are in front of Osborne Memorial Laboratory, with our son Teddy.”
Terry Reese, Organizational Effectiveness & Staff Development: “My daughter Aysia recently graduated from Salve Regina University with a B.A. in Psychology.”
Pamela McClain,Yale Medicine, Patient Services: “My niece, Brooke McClain, graduated from University of Maryland with B.A. in Biology, minor in Spanish. In August, she will pursue an M.S. in Physiology.”
Md Headyetul I Chy, Specialty Liaisons: “I attended the University of New Haven and completed a Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration. My graduation ceremony was on May 22.”
Vanathy Rajendran, Cellular and Molecular Physiology: “My son, Kumaran M. Rajendran, graduated from Boston University on May 19 with his undergraduate degree.”
Jennette Krawec, Yale Shared Services: Jennette’s son Justin Krawec recently graduated from Quinnipiac University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.
Judi Paige, SEAS/Computer Science: “My daughter, Ashley Paige, graduated with her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of New Hampshire, May 18.”
Phil Blumell, Custodial Services: Shayna Blumell, degree Political Science, Eastern Connecticut State University
Karen Amici, GI Surgery: “My daughter Alyssa graduated from the UConn NEAG School of Education with her master’s in Special Education.”
Maureen Velazquez, ITS: “Our daughter, Sofia, graduated cum laude from Colgate University on May 19 with a bachelor’s degree in Cellular Neuroscience.”
Emily Reid, Yale Divinity School Alumni Relations: “My husband just graduated from Yale Divinity School with his Master of Arts in Religion!”
Gregory Zullo (above right), Athletics Facilities: Graduated from Southern CT State University with a master’s in Sport Entertainment Management, Athletic Administration
Michele Richardson, Organizational Effectiveness & Staff Development: “Chanelle will be graduating from Madison’s Daniel Hand High School in June. She will attend Fordham University, Lincoln Center, where she plans to major in International Studies.”
Gary P. Aronsen, Anthropology: “My oldest son, Leif Erik Aronsen, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fairfield University, and I am very very proud of him!”
Belinda E. Oliver, Child Study Center: “I completed a Master of Science in Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership from Charter Oak State College this past March. My GPA was 4.0 and I officially walked on June 2.”
Laura Bertolini, Yale Housing: “My daughter Danielle, 2019 graduate of Sacred Heart University with her Bachelors of Science in Health Science.”
Therese Barbuto, Yale College Dean's Office: “My niece, Alexandra Fargeorge, graduated from SCSU with her degree in Nursing.”
Frederick Borrelli, Yale Medicine: “My daughter, Caroline Lacy, also a Yale employee in Pediatrics, graduated with an M.B.A. from Johnson and Wales University. Caroline is a mother of two and works full-time. This is an exceptional accomplishment; her dedication and hard work are an inspiration.”
Barbara Corcoran, Yale Law School, Conference and Events: “One of my favorite cousins just graduated from Maria College of Nursing in N.Y. She graduated with honors while working full time and being a mom to two adopted daughters. VERY proud of her!”
Nicole M.J. Evans, University Registrar's Office: “My eldest son, Shawn C. Evans, II, graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice Studies from Thiel College in Greenville, PA. He stands with my youngest son Ethan, who will be off to college in two short years.”
Roberta O'Brien, Internal Med/Cardiology: “My daughter, Caitlin O'Brien, received her master’s in Fine Art from New York Academy of Art on May 16.
Cristina Cantu, SHARE Center, Yale Health Plan: “My sister, Susana Cantu, graduated from Gateway Community College with a diploma in Early Education.
Alli Saravanan, Internal Medicine: “My son, Kadir Saravanan, graduated from George Washington University with a major in Biology and a minor in Public Health, and will be pursuing Podiatric Medicine this fall.
Glen Pelligrinelli, Yale Law School: “My son, Ryan Pelligrinelli, graduated from Keene State College with a B.S. in Film Production.”
Elaine C Halligan, Colon and Rectal Surgery: “My son Sean graduated from Western New England University with a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice.”
Christine McCarthy, Yale University Library: “My niece, Caitlin Quinn McCarthy, graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth High School on June 1. She is going to Framingham State University to study Early Childhood Education. Caitlin was recruited to play women's Division III softball.”
Jill Short, Yale Medicine, Payment Processing: “My niece, Caroline Short, graduated summa cum laude from Dean College with a B.A. in Psychology.”
Cris Donovan, Pediatrics at YHC: “My daughter, Kelly Donovan, received her Master of Social Work from Boston College on May 20.”
Marquita A. Pittman, Preauthorization and Referrals: “I graduated on May 19th from Albertus Magnus with my Master of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership.”
Jennifer Claydon, Biological and Biomedical Sciences and Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning: “My husband Alex finished his M.B.A. at Fairfield University. He took classes part time at night and on the weekends for over four years while becoming a parent to our 18-month-old daughter! He is amazing and I am so proud!”
Swan Wright, Pediatrics: “I am very proud to share that my little big cousin Omuni Barnes has graduated this spring from Albertus Magnus College with her master’s in Management & Organizational Leadership! Omuni has accomplished her road to success while being a single mother and grandmother! Congratulations my Dear.”
Rosa Cruz, Yale Digestive: “My daughter Rosangely Cruz, Albertus Magnus College, Bachelor of Arts”
Donna Ambrogio, General Accounting, Controller's Office: Patrick Ambrogio graduated from George Washington University, B.A. in International Affairs and Political Science, with a minor in Russian Language and Literature.
Yvonne Hammonds, Student Financial Services: “At the age of 54, I received my associates degree in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College on May 19. I am the proud mother of 5 adults, 11 grandchildren, and my two-year-old Yorkie named Diamond.”
Laurie D. Coppola, CIPE/Office of Career Strategy: “My daughter, Sarah Coppola, graduated on May 18 from the University of Hartford with a doctorate in Physical Therapy.”
Alexandra Rhodes, School of Management, Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute, Dean's Suite: “My dear colleague, Colleen Phelan, graduated with her Master of Higher Education from Columbia Teachers College on Tuesday May 21. Congratulations Colleen!”
Anne Santello, Yale Child Study Center: Anne’s son, Joseph Santello, Jr., recently graduated from the University of New Haven with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a focus on Investigations.
Robert Blount, Yale Medicine: “My daughter Kelsey Blount graduated from the University of Lynchburg with a B.S.N. degree.”
Joel Ball, Yale Medicine Cashiering: “My daughter, Jillian Ball, with my husband, Brian, and I at her graduation from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. She earned a doctorate in Occupational Therapy.”
Gina Buzzelli, Biomedical Engineering: “My sister graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Applied and Resource Economics.”
Ellen Cole, Yale Alumni Magazine: “My daughter Megan just graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.S. in Communications and a minor in Business ”