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Vote for new Alumni Association Board members
After careful consideration of the Alumni Association's needs and upon review of a broad pool of candidates, the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association is pleased to present the following slate of directors. The candidates named are presented as a single slate according to the bylaws of the Alumni Association.
You can indicate your support by calling 1-800-888-7549 or emailing the Office of Alumni Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30.
The nominees are:
Jonathan Kateman '90 P'21 Sudbury, MA Director 2017-2020 As a Government and History double major, Jonathan received the Mary F. Morrison prize as a senior. While at Conn he served as a class officer and on the senior gift committee. In 1998 he earned his MBA from Harvard. Jonathan has served numerous roles since graduation. Jonathan currently serves as a Reunion chair and Class Gift Officer.
Jonathan currently serves as vice president for Indirect Channels at Constant Contact. His daughter Samantha will enter the Class of 2021 in the Fall.
Heather Morrison '69 Dobbs Ferry, NY Director 2017-2020 A government major, Heather went on the receive her masters in International Relations from USC in 1980. She retired as VP for Development and Marketing at Lawrence Hospital. As a volunteer for CC, Heather has served as Class Gift Chair, Class Giving Officer and a Reunion Committee member. In addition, she volunteered at The National Archives in genealogy research and currently volunteers as a mentor in a community college ESL program. Heather's son, Nick Bogaty, graduated from Conn in 1995. She has another son, Peter Bogaty, and five grandchildren.
Travis Reid '03 Newark, NJ Director 2017-2020 Travis graduated in 2003 with a major in sociology and immediately began working as an admissions office for Connecticut College. Travis currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer at YouthBuild, a non-profit focused on providing opportunities for low-income young people to rebuild their communities and their lives. Travis has served in numerous volunteer roles over the years at Conn, having most recently returned to the College in 2016 to deliver the keynote address for the annual 2016 CCAC luncheon. He has also served as an ad hoc nominations committee member on the Alumni Board. Travis is married to Tammie Clayton Reid '01 and lives in N.J. with his two young children, Taylor and Trevor.
Calli Reynolds '17 Yonkers, NY Young Alumni Director 2017 - 2020 Calli is an Environmental Studies major and a Dance and Africana Studies double minor. She currently serves as finance chair for SAC (Students Activities Council) and is co-founder and chair of the Caribbean Students Association. She has served as chair of senior week and also as vice president for Eclipse. Upon graduation in May, Calli will be working with Success Academy Charter Schools in New York.
David Schonberger '77 P'10 Chappaqua, NY Director 2017-2020 David majored in American History while at Connecticut College and was a member of the men's rowing and tennis teams. Since graduation, David has remained involved serving as a member of the Parents Council while his son Scott attended Conn. David is a principal and founding member of Radiant Partners, LLC, a New York City-based Real Estate investment firm. David focuses primarily on new business development and the asset management of Radiant's current portfolio. David lives in Chappaqua, New York with his wife Diane and three children, Scott '10, Jacob and Annie.
The nominees for a second term are:
Deborah Nichols Losse '66 Sedona, AZ Director 2014-2020 After graduating with a major in French, Debby served with her husband John in the Peace Corps at a secondary school in Katsina, Nigeria. She then received her M.A. and Ph. D. in French at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. At Arizona State University she taught French language and literature, served as President of the Academic Senate, Associate Dean of Academic Programs in the Graduate College, and Chair of the Department of Languages and Literatures. In 2004 she became Dean of Humanities with oversight of five departments and five centers. She is the author of three books on French Renaissance literature. With fellow CC classmates, Debby helped organize and participated in panel discussions at the 40th and 45th reunions. She currently resides in Arizona with her husband John. They have two children, Kate and Owen.
F. Wisner Murray '79, P'11 Cohasset, MA Director 2014-2020 Wisner graduated from CC in 1979 with a major in sociology. An active student while on campus involved in ice hockey and sailing, Wisner continued to stay involved after graduation. He coordinated the Alumni Admissions Network for New York City, hosted an internship at Xerox Corp., and was an active member of the CC Club of New York. On the fundraising side, Wisner helped coordinate Conn's first phonathons, has served as a class agent and Crest Circle chair for the Annual Fund. For his 30th and 35th, he has been a dynamic participant in his class reunion planning. He has also been active with the Parents' Council, volunteering to help with admissions and has assisted Career Services' efforts with students and alumni. Wisner received the prestigious Alumni Tribute Award in 2009 for his various and significant contributions to Connecticut College. Wisner resides in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts with his wife Betts. Their son Francis is a 2011 CC grad. Wisner can often be found in the stands cheering on the Camel hockey teams.
Lois Mendez-Catlin '80 Carrabelle, FL Director 2014-2020 Lois majored in English with a secondary school certification and went on to receive a MA (Developmental Education), Med (Educational Psychology) and Ed.D. (Higher and Adult Education: College Student Development) from Columbia University. She worked as an Associate Dean at Bryn Mawr College and an Associate Adjunct Professor at Reading Area Community College. She currently is the co-owner and Chief Executive Business Officer of Phoenix Family Health Care Center in Carrabelle, Florida. In addition, she is the co-Founder of Renovation Youth Leadership Program and the Executive Director of the Take Stock In Children Mentoring and OnTarget: College and Career Exploration Programs in Franklin County, FL. As an undergraduate, Lois was involved with Rowing, J-Board, WCNI radio station, Dorm Council, La Unidad, the Literary Magazine, and SGA. As an alumna, she has volunteered as an admissions representative, class agent, and Crossroads Mentor. She and her husband, Dr. Lionel Catlin '79, reside in Florida and have a 23-year-old son, Sean.
Gregory Fleischmann '90 Chicago, IL Director 2014-2020 Greg graduated cum laude with a double major in Japanese Language & Literature and Asian Studies, and went on to receive his MBA from Columbia University in 2001. He currently works for the global law firm of Baker & McKenzie as their Global Marketing Director and is regularly invited to speak at legal and marketing industry conferences. Greg is fluent in Japanese and has advised individuals and companies about doing business in Japan throughout his career. As a volunteer, Greg has been active in returning to campus to provide career advice to students. Greg currently lives in Chicago with his wife Noriko and their son Harley.
Ianthe Hensman Hershberger '06 Providence, RI Director 2014-2020 Ianthe majored in Economics and went onto receive her MBA from Clark University in 2009. She currently teaches at the Wheeler School in Providence. She has been a very active member of both the Providence and the Connecticut College community. While a student, Ianthe worked as a tour guide for the Office of Admissions, served as a house governor for two years, managed the Student Organizations Funds Office and was a housefellow. She has mentored students and serves as an admissions representative, class agent chair. She is a member of her class reunion committee and has assisted with regional programming. Ianthe lives in Providence with her husband Anthony and their beautiful daughter Ionie.