Past Issue

The cover of the Summer 2017 issue of Quinnipiac Magazine features an illustration of doctors with stethoscopes

Summer 2017

In our Summer 2017 issue, experience the excitement surrounding the School of Medicine’s first Match Day, the enthusiasm of students living and working in LA and the exhilaration Bobcat Nation felt watching the women’s basketball team reach the Sweet 16. Read all of these stories and more by accessing the magazine in full at the links below, or by reading each feature article in the sections further down the page.

Feature Stories

The Perfect Match

All 58 members of the first graduating class of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine marched to residencies, a milestone for the new school. For two of the new doctors, Alyson Cunningham and Venkat Subramanyam, the match was a double cause for celebration when they learned where they’d be going.

Illustration of two doctors, one woman wearing a stethoscope and the other a man within a heart
Two bushels of green, orange and red tomatoes from an outdoor market

Italy is Served

Italian studies professor Filippo Naitana teaches the culture and history of Italy by exploring its foods and culinary traditions. From pasta to gnocchi and polenta to risotto, food is a marker of the Italian way of life and also an entrée to learn about the country’s rich history region by region.

Making it in LA

For students in the Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles program, the chance to work at television and movie studios, production companies and entertainment-related businesses while living and studying in LA yields a semester rich with opportunities.

A student sets up a camera on a tripod in a studio setting while studying abroad in Los Angeles
A student veteran gently brushes the side of a large horse standing in a stable

Back to Stable

Occupational therapy professor Donna Latella uses horses to help Quinnipiac students who are veterans work through post-traumatic stress disorder and other service-related anxiety. Although it’s hard to quantify success, Latella said one veteran who struggled with talking to people learned to open up by working with the horses.

Oh, the Horror!

School of Law alumnus Bracken MacLeod, JD ’00, is enjoying success as a horror novelist. MacLeod, who practiced law for years, has found swift and critical acclaim for his work, including last fall’s “Stranded,” which was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. He published a third novel in June.

Illustration of a small figure being overwhelmed in a blizzard-type storm with blues, whites and grays



Holt Honored
Lester Holt, anchor of “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” and “Dateline NBC,” received the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award from the School of Communications.

Marathon Man
Professor Thomas Martin and a team of researchers from Quinnipiac and Yale are investigating the link between marathon running and acute kidney injury.

Time 4 Tea
Students in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship pitched a smartphone app to Bigelow Tea CEO Cindi Bigelow to help customers brew the perfect cup of tea.


How Sweet It Is 
Head coach Tricia Fabbri led the women’s basketball program to its first Sweet 16 appearance this past spring. What’s next for Fabbri and the Bobcats?

High Hoops
As the new head coach of the men’s basketball program, Baker Dunleavy is eager to get started. He brings the experience—and the DNA—to build a winner.


Keeping their Spirits Up
After achieving success in their physical therapy and insurance careers, four alumni have poured their hearts into a craft distillery in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

Your News
Check out the wedding and baby photos you submitted and catch up with all the news of your classmates in this section, as well as photos from golf tournaments and other events.

Student Advocate
Alumni and former orientation leaders reflect on the lessons they learned from Manuel “Manny” Carreiro, former vice president and dean of students, who passed away in March.


The Legislators
Find out what law school alumni are up to, including three freshman state representatives in the Connecticut Legislature. They joined two other law school grads who are considered serious candidates for governor.