Western Connecticut State University is proud to recognize our distinguished alumni.

The quality of a university is often measured by the success of its alumni. Among WestConn's more than 25,000 alumni are women and men who have distinguished themselves in many diverse professions and walks of life. Our alumni are dynamic forces within Connecticut, throughout the United States and internationally. They shape our communities through professional studies, business, and the arts and sciences.

Every year, WestConn's academic schools recognize their outstanding alumni and honor them with distinguished alumni awards and ceremonies. Below you will find those alumni who were selected by their school to receive this most deserved distinction.

President's Distinguished Alumni Award (presented during Commencement)
2005 Bruce I. Goldsen '82 BA, Communication & Theatre Arts
2004 Gary W. Hawley '78 BA, Communication & Theatre Arts
2003 Mary F. Edgett* '24 BS, Education
2001 Neil E. Wagner '52 BS, Education
1999 Isabelle T. Farrington '43 BS, Education
Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni
2013 Gil Simmons, '99 BA, Communication & Theatre Arts
2012 Kevin Claffey, '84 BA, Chemistry
2011 Victoria Hackett, '99 BA, Anthropology/Sociology
2010 Christie Parker, '92 BA, Anthropology/Sociology
2009 Richard J. Frohlich, '91 BA, Communication & Theatre Arts
2008 David E. Jolly '90 BA, Honors Interdisciplinary
2007 Khalda D. Logan* '96 BA, Communication & Theatre Arts
2006 Kris E. Sachlis Seale '94 BA, Communication & Theatre Arts
2005 Thomas Millea '72 BA, History
2004 Dr. Frank J. Dye '63 BS, Secondary Education/Biology
2003 Dr. Kathleen S. Mauks '65 BA, Chemistry
2002 Atty. Jeffrey R. Heyel '90 BA, History
2001 Maud G. MacArthur '83 BA, Psychology
MS, Guidance & Counseling
2000 Dr. Brian J. Doran '90 BA, Biology
School of Professional Studies Distinguished Alumni
2008 Melodaine S. Bonjour '80
Dr. Rita T. Bongarten '98
Leah H. Turner '71, '98
Michele Conderino '01
BS, Community Health
MS, Curriculum
BS, MS, Nursing
BA, Social Work
2007 Evan R. Bernstein '98
Lorraine Capobianco '77
Lt. Col. Susan Jano '87
Petra A. Volinski '04
BA, Social Work
BS, Education
BS, Nursing
BS, Community Health
2006 Dr. Jacqueline D. Jordan '79
Richard J. Mohl* '97
Sandra I. Murphy '90
Dr. Jan M. Volpe '76
BS, Nursing
BS, Community Health
BA, Social Work
MS, Elementary Education
2005 Erica Buonocore '01
John B. Cheeseman '92
Lois Crucitti '71 & '98
Milagros Marrero-Johnson '95
BS, Health Education
MS, Guidance and Counseling
BS, MS, Nursing
BA, Social Work
2004 Christina N. Beaudoin '91
Joyce B. Burns '94
Kristeen M. Kaczka '79
Laurie Krebs '81
MS, Nursing
BA, Social Work
BS, Health Education
BS, Education
2003 Theresa Eberhard Asch '64 & '72
Dr. Peter F. Mulhall '77
Maj. Christopher T. Paige '93
Maureen Salerno '80
BS, MS, Education
BS, Health Education
BS, Nursing
BA, Social Work
2002 Elaine M. Abrams '98
Dr. Cheryl L. Beck '70
Mayor Mark D. Boughton '95
Patricia K. Bragdon '93
BS, Community Health
BS, Nursing
MS, Elementary Education
BA, Social Work
Ancell School of Business Distinguished Alumni
2007 Robert J. Braathe '07
James P. Burns '85
Brian K. Douglas '07
Alison B. Healy '04
Sharmese L. Hodge '01
Asif S. Khan '94
Lillian "Sissy" McKee '04
Kenneth G. Silliman '96
Jonathan M. Soares '06
Michael T. Weber '96
Gail Hill Williams '87
MBA, Management
BBA, Management Information Systems
BBA, Accounting
BS, Justice & Law Administration
BS, Justice & Law Administration
BBA, Finance
BBA, Management
BBA, Finance
BBA, Marketing
MHA, Health Care Administration
BBA, Marketing
School of Visual & Performing Arts Alumni
2005 Dr. Mark A. Ryan '85 BS, Music
2004 Jeanne B. D'Angelo '74 & '77 BS, MS, Music Education
2003 Joseph J. Mola '61 BS, Music Education
2002 Andrew M. Rodgers '81 BS, Music

* Indicates alumnus is deceased

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