Alumni in the News

Running her social media consulting practice, Marian Consulting, co-founding Arkansas’s first cannabis communications firm, Bud Agency, and speaking to others regarding good marketing practices are all reasons that Elizabeth was named an honoree on Arkansas Business’s 40 Under 40 list. She even put her marketing skills to use during the pandemic to create Bark Bar, a place where dogs and their owners can go to socialize.
Vinny became the first basketball player to win the American Century Championship in the 2021 annual celebrity golf tournament. The former NBA player and coach captured the win over second-place contestant Atlanta Braves legend John Smoltz, and third-place finisher former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
On August 6, 2021, David successfully completed the 12 mile “True Width” crossing of 65°F Lake Tahoe with a time of 5:56:32. He looks forward to doing additional long swims in the future, though he hasn’t settled on exactly what’s next yet.
The Utah Jazz guard was one of 16 players to earn a spot on Team Nigeria’s Olympic basketball team for the Tokyo 2020 summer games. The 24-year-old son of first-generation Nigerian immigrants was first drafted to the NBA in 2019 following a stand-out athletic collegiate career at Yale University.
While the Olympics are unfolding in Tokyo, the minister in charge of Japan’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is working towards a different goal: getting his country vaccinated. Taro is hoping that everyone in Japan who wants to receive the vaccine will have it by sometime in October or November. He took on this role in January 2021 and is currently focused on managing the incoming vaccine supply and getting young adults vaccinated.
Billy ran for mayor of Holyoke, MA in the fall of 2021. After college, Billy became a mayoral aide at City Hall in his hometown of Holyoke. He moved to New York City a few years later to learn more and gain experience in helping others. Some of his campaign priorities included a focus on education, the realities of climate change, and investing in transportation.
Open Wednesday through Saturday, and by appointment, at its Los Angeles location, Philip’s new gallery Stroll Garden focuses on sculptural work, particularly by female artists.
Following the completion of his 2021 baseball season at UConn, the left-handed pitcher was selected as a 15th round pick (449th overall) in the MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins. His appearance in 67 games during his four years at UConn ranks 10th in the school program’s history. He was also named to the ABCA Second Team Northeast All-Region and was a preseason D1Baseball.com Second Team All-American.

IN THE NEWS

Tyler Arnold ’10  Republic Records
Pam Autuori ’08  RCA Solo Artist
Shane Hennessey ’05  30 Under 30: New Orleans
John W. Cook III ’82  Creative Arts Emmy Nominee
John Young III ’89  The Ledgelets
John Heffernan ’77  Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching
David Celentano ’69  Charles Armstrong Chair of Epidemiology
Ben Diep ’85  Founder/ Owner of Color Space Imaging & Square Peg Gallery
Michelle Kaminsky ’84  Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau
Adam Greenberg ’98  Champion of the Food Network's Chopped
Frederick S. Marty ’63  Honored as Distinguished Pro Bono Lawyer
Trina Zide ’95  Skate Part Development Teams Up with Tony Hawk
Alison Moncrieg Bromage ’97  Received T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry
Kenny Yongkiettakul ’10  Kavant and Sharart Jewelry

Alumni in the Arts