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 860-439-2306 or emailing the Office of Alumni Engagement at by June 30.

The nominees are:

New Directors:

Carolyn Boyan Raymond ’63
Westport, CT
Director 2019-2022

Carolyn Boyan Raymond ‘63 graduated with a degree in economics. While a student at CC, she served as Chief Justice of the Honor Court. She has been class secretary, class gift agent and is now serving two terms as president of the class.

In the 60’s, Carolyn worked as a security analyst in the market research dept. of Auchincloss, Parker and Redpath, a Washington DC brokerage firm. She was responsible for recommending buy, hold or sell securities for several industries. A move to Toledo in the 70’s enabled her to become an analyst in the market research of Owens Corning Fiberglass Inc. Her position entailed making recommendations to management for the applications of fiberglass.

In relocating to Connecticut in the 80’s, Carolyn owned and ran Homecare Inc., a property management firm in Westport, CT. Her responsibilities included financial management, maintenance and procuring tenants. Most recently, Carolyn has been a residential realtor for 20 years and is with Coldwell Banker.

An-Ming Sze Truxes ’71
Westbrook, CT
Director 2019-2022

An-Ming Sze Truxes is President of the Class of 1971 and Co-Chair of the 50th Reunion Planning Committee.  She retired in 2016 from her 35+ year career in the arts and social services – two seemingly different fields – first working in a non-profit arts education organization and then in two Connecticut state agencies (Commission on the Arts/Culture & Tourism and Department of Social Services).  Not surprisingly, the professional rewards were the same – the challenges and excitement of working with people to solve problems, build teams, strategize initiatives, implement programs . . . the opportunity to make a difference.  In addition to serving her CC class, she is currently a board member of a community foundation and an art museum and volunteers in a community garden that grows fruits and vegetables for area soup kitchens.

Denise Wheeless ’80
Brooklyn, NY
Director 2019-2022

Denise Wheeless, ‘80 currently works as the Legal Operations Manager for TravelClick, Inc. Prior to her current position she worked in Third Party Oversight for a major financial institution on-boarding and managing the IT assessment and remediation of law firms hired by the financial institution. She graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1985. At Connecticut College, she majored in Government and was Housefellow at Hamilton dorm in the “Plex.”

Mario Laurenzi ’90
New York, NY
Director 2019-2022

Mario Laurenzi currently serves as Class President and Reunion Chair for the Class of 1990. Mario is Sales and Merchandising Executive, having held a variety of roles in retail, consumer goods and marketing over a 25 year career. A Connecticut native, Mario has lived in New York City for 20 years. Grateful for his liberal arts education, he can be found putting it to use in board rooms, coffee shops and art museums all across the Big Apple.

Harris Rosenheim ’09
Boston, MA
Director 2019-2022

Harris Rosenheim, '09 currently serves as one of his class's 10th reunion co-chairs as well as a member of the Council of Former and Emeritus Trustees.  Harris was very active on campus, from serving as the Student Government Association Vice President and Chair of the Finance Committee to working in both the Admission and Advancement offices.  Following graduation, Harris had the incredible opportunity of serving as one of the College's Young Alumni Trustees.  Professionally, Harris spent the first six years, post-graduation, fundraising at both Harvard Business School and The Fenn School.  In 2015, he leveraged his prior experiences and transitioned into wealth management where he currently is a Financial Advisor and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional at UBS Financial Services.

Derrick Newton ’17
Brighton, MA
Director 2019-2022

Derrick M Newton Jr, ’17 Posse Scholar from Chicago, IL, graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. in Psychology. During his time on campus he served as a Floor Governor and House Fellow through the Office of Residential Education and Living. He also took on numerous leadership roles though Race and Ethnicity Programs at Unity House, serving as Chair of Umoja: The Black Student Union ’16-’17, Unity House Ambassador, and an ALANA Big Sib & Coordinator. Derrick’s love for the College shined through his work as an Admissions tour guide and ambassador. He continued his leadership and service to the College his senior year as a Senior Admissions Fellow, where he interviewed and evaluated prospective students, alongside the admissions professional staff. His work across campus, specifically within the Admissions Office, and the Division of Institutional Equity and Inclusion, sparked his interest and passion for higher education.

After graduation, Derrick joined the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Boston University. While at BU, Derrick has had the privilege of aiding in the selection process of Posse Scholars, bringing his Posse experience full circle. He serves as a mentor and advisor for the Admissions Student Diversity Board, a student led organization overseen by the undergraduate admissions office at BU. His passion for institutional equity and inclusion led him to act as a liaison for his office’s Multicultural Recruitment team. Derrick is currently in the process of applying to Masters of Education programs, hoping to further his education and dive deeper into the intricacies of higher education.

Jermaine Doris ’19, Young Alumni Director
Director 2019-2022

In May, Jermaine will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Anthropology and Africana Studies. Jermaine will also receive a certificate from the Holleran Center for Public Policy and Community Action.  During his time at Conn he has served in Residential Staff, the head of SOAR, the Co Co Beaux Acapella Musical Director, Senior Admissions Fellow, among other roles. Jermaine has primarily focused on the study of Cultural Policy and support for underrepresented identities within United States policy. He hopes to bring these ideals to Washington, DC as he interned there last summer doing similar work.

The nominees for a second term are:

Peter Bakkala ’87 P’15
Northborough, MA
Director 2016-2022

Daniel Wernick ’12
Boston, MA
Director 2016-2022