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and Robert “Bob”’ Charles Wright, both of Palm Beach, Fla., were married on Sept. 30, in Fairfield
Rev. John P. Baron of St. Anthony of Padua, Rev. James Harlan of Bethesda-by-the-Sea and Rev. Charles Allen, S.J. at Fairfield University officiated at the ceremony at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fairfield.
The bride wore a floor-length, light pink lace dress from the Ralph Lauren Collection. Christine Gordon, of North Palm Beach, Fla., was maid of honor. Jim Beale, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., was the best man. Sloan Tomlinson and Alexandra Wright were flower girls.
The bride has had a long career in marketing and broadcasting, and has been active in many charitable organizations in Palm Beach. She is the former vice president of the Palm Beach Civic Association and currently serves as a director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, the Palm Beach United Way, and the Fellowship of Christians and Jews. She is the founding co-chair of the National Committee for the Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and serves as an officer of The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.
She attended University of California, Los Angeles, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and earned her MBA from American Intercontinental University.
The bridegroom has had a diversified career in law, general management, marketing and television. He is the former vice chairman of General Electric, CEO of GE Capital and served as president, CEO and chairman of NBC and NBC Universal from 1986-2007. He is a senior advisor of THL Capital, and CEO and chairman of the Palm Beach Civic Association. He also serves on the board of directors of Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, LLC and AMC Networks Inc. He is a director of the Palm Beach United Way and the Fellowship of Christians and Jews in Palm Beach, as well as a trustee of New York Presbyterian Hospital. He co-founded Autism Speaks and is the founder of the Suzanne Wright Foundation for pancreatic cancer.
Wright graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and the Law School of the University of Virginia.
After a reception at the Country Club of Fairfield, the couple honeymooned in Nantucket.
Springfield College named two Fairfielders to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall term. Criteria for selection to the dean’s list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade-point average of 3.5.
Amy Jo Sheketoff is studying health science and pre-physical therapy and Daniel Sanfilippo is studying sport management.
Miami University students who are ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each division for first semester 2017-18 have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic excellence, including Fairfielders Casey Crowley, Mason Jennings, Julia Lajeunesse, Alec Sjodin, Tj Hardiman and Sarah Jennings.
The University of Hartford announced the following Fairfield natives have been named to the dean’s list for fall 2017: Katherine Muldoon and Rachel Rival.
Ithaca College named two Fairfield natives to the dean’s list for the fall semester.
Haley Congdon, an exercise science major, was named to the dean’s list in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.
Brett Williams, an exploratory major, was named to the dean’s list in the School of Humanities and Sciences.
Fairfield natives have been named to the University of Delaware dean’s list for the fall semester: John Cogan, Jennifer Hoffman, Alexa Tillis, Kristen Young, Paul Arancio, Katherine Kovaleski, Emily Seraphin, Leah Epstein, Victoria Gallati, Stephen Tortora, Matthew Wittstein, Caroline Helgans, Tressa Ross, Katey McCarthy, Meghan Lynch, Clare Burns, Olivia Lauterbach, Kiera McNeil, Nicole Pierpont, Eliza Elliot, Elizabeth Haney, Heather Smith, Caroline Wolstenholme, Jordan Michaels, Carly Baldyga, Jessica Robbin, Samuel Rothman, Adrianna Atiles, Sofia Bramante, Jacob Mallon and Gabriella Zarlenga.
To meet eligibility requirements for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.
Eastern Connecticut State University recently released the names of full-time students who were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester, including four Fairfield natives.
Jake Kiremidjian, from the class of 2018, is majoring in business administration. Thomas Luckner, from the class of 2018, is majoring in mathematics and economics. Lily Smith, from the class of 2019, is majoring in social work. Jessica Sullivan, from the class of 2020, is majoring in history and English.
Select students have been named to the fall dean’s list at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the dean’s list that semester.
The students from Fairfield who made the list were Jessica Block, Sydney Burr, Acacia Longley, Caroline Naspo, Liam Raftery, Brian Schiller and Katherine Vaugh.
To be named to the University of Vermont dean’s list, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.
Fairfielders Katherine Fain, Blaise Kirby, Cameron Marrelli, Samuel Nardone, and Damien Socia made the list.
Dean College announced Ben Kruse, of Fairfield, has earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall semester.
George Saulnier, of Fairfield, was named to The Citadel’s dean’s list for academic achievements during the fall semester.
The dean’s list is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose GPA is 3.20 or higher, with no incomplete grade and no grade below C for work in a semester.
Cadets and students who achieved a 3.7 GPA or higher during the fall semester are awarded Gold Stars, which Matthew Coppola and Kyle Staudt did. They were also placed on The Citadel’s dean’s list.
Muhlenberg College students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for their academic achievement and named to dean’s list for fall 2017.
Local students receiving this recognition include Rachel Wolfeiler, Gabriella Petrone and Jane Mafale from Fairfield. Southport natives Samantha de Lannoy and Aidan Myers also made the dean’s list.
Fairfielders Megan Frillici and Caroline Rooney made the University of Dayton fall dean’s list for achieving a minimum 3.5 GPA for the semester.
Fairfield resident Victoria Faye Godfred has been named to the president’s list at James Madison University for the fall semester. Students who earn president’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.9 or above.
Godfred is majoring in accounting.
JMU students who carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA between 3.5 and 3.899 are named to the dean’s list, which Fairfielders Emma Catherine Gulick, Nicholas Matthew Innaimo, Evelyn Sarah Johnston and James Bartholf Surrick did.
The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors, including Fairfielder Alyssa Kent.
Kent resides in Fairfield with her husband Heath and three children, Virginia, Hank and Norah, all of whom spent time in the NICU at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.
She studied architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was the 2016 CT AIA Emerging Architect of the year.
Kent is the co-chair of the NICU Family advisory council at Yale and was formerly the chair of the CT March of Dimes Family Teams. She and her family founded Go Ginny Go in 2012 to raise prematurity awareness and to financially support the NICU parking fund at Yale and prematurity research via the March of Dimes.
The other two new board members are Liam Burke, a Stamford attorney who lives in Trumbull, and Wilton resident Carol Bauer, who served for over 40 years as a volunteer in Norwalk Hospital’s ER.
The Darien-based nonprofit assists over 1,200 local families per year throughout Fairfield County through programs at their five partner hospitals: Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Danbury, and most recently, St. Vincent’s Medical Center and services to the community at large. TTMF volunteers, who have personally experienced the premature birth of a baby, the complications that arise, the challenges families face, and in sad cases, the loss of a precious tiny miracle, support local families going through similar situations.
Do you drive on the Merritt Parkway late at night or early in the morning between Fairfield and Westport? Then be prepared for some delays because of a $56.7 million project that won’t be finished until August 2019.
The project will focus on a five-mile stretch of the parkway between the Congress Street bridge in Fairfield to the Newtown Turnpike overpass in Westport.
The project will include new pavement in both the northbound lanes and work on 11 structures related to the historic bridges, built nearly 80 years ago.
There’s also upgrades planned for guiderails, drainage and restoration of the historic bridges. With all this work, lane closures are needed.
Northbound lane closures are planned from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Saturday to Wednesday and from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.
Southbound lane closures are from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday; from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday and from 8 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday.