In our latest issue, learn how Quinnipiac is educating tomorrow’s cybersecurity experts to stymie increasingly sophisticated hackers. We also feature video of an active shooter drill that accompanies our story on school safety, and David Rabinowitz ’09 talks about the screenplay he wrote for the award-winning “BlacKkKlansman” movie. Access the magazine in full at the link below or read each feature article in the sections further down the page.
Best Practices for ‘Worst Day’
For the 350 students at Hamden’s Church Street School one September day — and students across the country — active shooter drills are the new normal, another page in their school experience. For their principals and teachers, they are at once jarring and disturbing.
Church Street School principal Stacie D’Antonio, EDL ’10, took a deep breath this fall before sending students and teachers into the frenetic response of a lockdown drill.
Watch as Church Street School sixth-graders carry out an active shooter drill in our 360° video.
Could you make your favorite dish on deadline under the eyes of celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis? Jason Goldstein ’00 did. He was a finalist on Season 14 of the “Food Network Stars” reality TV show. “I crack all day and chop at night,” says the author of a food blog he named “Chop Happy.”
Watch Jason make pepperoni stromboli while he reminisces about his time at Quinnipiac.
Protecting data has always been the objective of cybersecurity. But it’s not just about computers. Today’s hackers target power grids, financial and transportation networks, and even smart refrigerators. A new master’s program is helping to prepare tomorrow’s cybersecurity experts.
Take Me Out, Coach
Associate editor Brian Koonz spent two days at Quinnipiac’s summer baseball camp with boys from the Hamden area. He played catch with them. He did relay races. He took some swings. And then he left on crutches after pulling a calf muscle running to first base.Read the article View photo gallery
‘The Worst Day’
Stacie D’Antonio, EDL ’10, has spent 25 years as a teacher and administrator in Connecticut. It wasn’t until the last few years that active shooter drills became part of her job description. In an era of school safety and gun violence, the importance of preparation and relationships is critical.Read the article Watch 360° video
Raising the Bar
Denia Perez, JD ’18, earned her law degree last May, but as a DACA recipient, she was prohibited from taking the bar exam. Perez and law professor Sheila Hayre spearheaded a successful initiative to amend the Connecticut Bar Association’s admissions language to allow her and other DACA students to sit for the exam.
End of an Era
After serving 31 years as Quinnipiac’s president, John L. Lahey retired on June 30, 2018. His many contributions include growing the university’s enrollment, its endowment and its reach.
Jason Goldstein ’00 impressed celebrity judges with a variation of his Parmesan meatloaf that features three kinds of cheeses when he appeared as a Food Network Star finalist.
Travis Roy was on the ice for 11 seconds — in his first college hockey game — when he crashed into the boards and never got up. But, as he told a Quinnipiac crowd, his life wasn’t nearly over.
Alumni Give New President Perspective and Retrospective
As President Judy Olian navigated the various Alumni Weekend events — from a golf tournament to a pep rally and hockey game at the Rocky Top Student Center — she discovered more and more about Quinnipiac’s DNA.
After limited playing time as a junior, basketball player Cameron Young ’18 is back for a fifth season, thanks to an NCAA ruling. He suits up this season as the top returning scorer in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Check out the wedding and baby photos you submitted, the events calendar, and catch up with all the news of your classmates in this section, as well as photos from Alumni Weekend.
Brick by Brick
Who says you can’t have fun at work? Matt Besterman, MS ’16, is the public relations manager for LEGOLAND New York, a brand-new amusement park set to open in Goshen, New York, in 2020.
Learn what School of Law alumni are up to on the notes page and read about Rich Smith, JD ’00, who uses his law degree as vice president of HR strategy and management for Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California.
Kristen Iannucci ’10 believes you can teach both old dogs and puppies new tricks — with a clicker. Iannucci, a co-owner of Happy Homes Dog Daycare & Training in Woodbridge, Connecticut, teaches the rewards of positive reinforcement — for you and your dog.