Staff News (Promotions, New Hires, Retirements, Departures)

CSD at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

Alyssa Marinaccio, Assistive Technology Coordinator for the Center for Students with Disabilities, attended the 32nd Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego, CA. She presented on the assistive technology initiatives in the CSD: CSDTech At UConn: How We Increased Our AT Services and How You Can Too. CSUN is known as a forum that […]

CSD Staff Attend LDA Conference

Lorri Comeau, Disability Specialist, and Lindsay Morales, UConn Graduate Student in the NEAG School of Education studying School Psychology and Postsecondary Disability Services and Beyond Access Learning Strategist, attended the 54th Annual Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) International Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Lorri presented on College Transition: The 6 Success Attributes of Individuals with […]

CSD Welcomes Heidi Catalan as an ASL Interpreter

Heidi Catalan is a native user of American Sign Language and has been interpreting since 2003. She graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1998 with a B.A. in Sociology and Applied Social Relations. Heidi served in the Connecticut Army National Guard from 1994-2003 first as a Flight Operations Specialist and later as a UH-60A […]

Cathy Cocks is Elected to Executive Board of ASCA

Cathy Cocks, Director of Community Standards, has been elected to the 2017 executive board of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) as the President Elect. After serving as President Elect for one year, she will assume the ASCA presidency in 2018. The Association for Student Conduct Administration is the leading voice for student conduct […]

Interpreter Coordinator Attends ASL Conference

Audrey Silva, Coordinator of University of Connecticut Interpreting Services (UCIS), attended the biennial Conference of Interpreter Trainers in October.  The conference—held in American Sign Language (ASL), the official language of the conference—focused on innovative strategies for research, learning, and collaboration in the field.  Dr. Christian Rathmann, from The University of Hamburg, delivered the keynote address, […]

Donna Korbel Attends NSF Conference at Clemson

Donna Korbel, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director, Center for Students with Disabilities, was invited to Clemson University at the end of October to attend the “Who’s Not at the Table: Building Research Capacity for Underserved Communities in Engineering” conference.  This National Science Foundation conference’s agenda identified several populations traditionally underrepresented in engineering […]