Alumni News

January 2021

DNP Class of 2020

  • Jessica Palozie, MS, APRN, successfully presented the findings of her DNP project on Dec. 30. The title of her project is: "Implementation of evidence-based education within a graduate nurse program for the associate’s prepared nurse." Her committee is composed of Drs. Nancy Manister (Major Advisor), Joy Elwell (Associate Advisor), and Erica Rizzo (Mentor).

Ph.D. Class of 2019

A portrait of alumna Mallory Perry and her fiancé.
Provided by Mallory Perry.

  • Mallory Perry, pictured at right, recently became engaged to Aaron Eaddy, Class of 2014 from the School of Engineering. The two met in Northwest Dining Hall when Mallory was living in the Nursing Learning Community at Batterson.

CEIN Class of 2018

  • Jen Schoenfeld is currently working as an endoscopy nurse at Hartford Hospital.

Class of 2018

A portrait of alumni Ryan Massicotte and Shannon Pflomm after their engagement.
Provided by Ryan Massicotte.

  • Shannon Pflomm, pictured at right, recently became engaged to Ryan Massicotte, SON Class of 2017. They have both worked on a bio-contained COVID-19 floor at UConn Health since March, and say they're happy to end 2020 on a high note!

Class of 2017

  • Ryan Massicotte, pictured at right, recently became engaged to Shannon Pflomm, SON Class of 2018. See note in Class of 2018 entry above.

MS Class of 2017

  • Mallory Perry recently became engaged to Aaron Eaddy, Class of 2014 from the School of Engineering. See note in Ph.D. Class of 2019 entry above.

Class of 2015

A portrait of alumna Ellington Montgomery.
Provided by Ellington Montgomery.

  • Timothea Vo, currently a Ph.D. student at the School of Nursing, recently published an article titled "A Practical Guide for Frontline Workers During COVID-19: Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory." Her article was also recently featured by the Lorna Breen Foundation, which recently passed legislation to reduce the amount of physician and health care professional suicide and burnout in the U.S. "With the second surge upon us in this highly individualized moment, I am humbled to share my accomplishment," she says.
  • Ellington Montgomery, pictured at right, just started CRNA school at Albany Medical College. "Much thanks to UConn and Dr. Beck for getting me to this point," she says.

Class of 2014

  • Mallory Perry recently became engaged to Aaron Eaddy, Class of 2014 from the School of Engineering. See note in Ph.D. Class of 2019 entry above.