Patsy, an Office of Communications publicity and marketing administrator, has a BA in journalism from Penn State. Her varied experience, obtained during her 29 years with the College, includes rearing insects for biological control, writing research grant proposals and assisting in web development.
Kim Colavito Markesich
Kim Markesich is a graduate of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. She has been a freelance writer for the College since 1994.
A graphic designer in the Office of Communications, Kevin earned his BFA from UConn in 2005. He has worked for several departments within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources since 2004.
Erin Norris is the Gavitt Professional Writing Experience Student in the Office of Communications. She is from a dairy farm in Massachusetts and is currently obtaining her bachelor’s degree in animal science.
Sara is director of the College’s Office of Communications. She has a BA and an MA, both in English, from UConn. She is also assistant to the dean for human resources.
Jason M. Sheldon
Jason is a marketing and publicity coordinator in the Office of Communications. He has a BA in cinema and cultural studies from Stony Brook University and an MA in cinema studies from New York University.
Nancy is a columnist for a regional newspaper and a freelance writer for several other publications, including the magazine Edible Nutmeg. She is a development consultant for Connecticut Farmland Trust and on the board of CTHumanities. She enjoyed her career experiences as assistant director and program leader for the College’s Cooperative Extension System and as the College’s first director of development.
Former dean of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources: Gregory Weidemann
Former Gavitt Students: Francesca Crivello, Claire Morris, Lauren O’Malley, Dominique Martin, Samantha Rojas, Marlese Lessing and Michelle Sarta.