Parents Council

As the leadership group of parents at Connecticut College, the Parents Council works toward fostering a vibrant and informed parent community in support of the College's mission to educate sudents to put the liberal arts into action as citizens of a global society. Council members seek to engage parents in the life of the College and serve as ambassadors in their communities and as liaisons for parents of current students and alumni. Engaging parents and increasing support of the College is the primary focus of the Parents Council.

The Parents Council meets twice a year, once in the fall during Fall Weekend and once in the spring.

Ways in which Parents Council members serve the College:

  • Take a leadership role in supporting the College by generating interest in and awareness of the Parents Fund. The Parents Fund, as part of the Connecticut College Annual Fund, provides crucial unrestricted dollars that support every aspect of a Connecticut College education: financial aid, study abroad, athletic equipment, visiting scholars and countless programs and opportunities that define the Connecticut College student experience.
  • Assist the Office of Admission by welcoming new families to the College and hosting regional receptions throughout the year.
  • Assist the Career Enhancing Life Skills (CELS) office by providing career advice, internships and mentoring for students. 

Members of the 2014-15 Parents Council


Bradford & Jane Brown - Acton, Mass.

Parents of Class of 2015 Students

Jay & Kathleen Bothwick - Manchester, Mass.
John Connolly & Claudia James - Arlington, Va.
Timothy & Marie-Luce Drayson - London, UNITED KINGDOM
Bruce & Lisa Kohl - Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Harvey & Susanne Milnes-Shapiro - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Preston & Julie Sargent - Ketchum, Idaho
Peter & Patricia Tresnan - New York, N.Y.
Roger Wade - Cohasset, Mass.

Parents of Class of 2016 Students

James & Kristen Atwood - Dedham, Mass.
David & Jackie Blumberg - St. David's, Pa.
Bart & Gina Breakstone - New Canaan, Conn.
John & Tracy Flannery - Wilton, Conn.
Costas & Dawn Flessas - Middleton, Mass.
Amine Jabali & Dina Kaloti - New York, N.Y.
Kevin King & Meridee Moore - San Francisco, Calif.
John & Maryline Kulewicz - Columbus, Ohio
Jerry & Jenny Noonan - Boston, Mass.
Robert & Nora Radest - Summit, N.J.
George '82 & Carolyn Rogers - Gloucester, Mass.
David & Sarah Shapiro - Baltimore, Md.

Parents of Class of 2017 Students

Thomas & Jennifer Eddy - Ipswich, Mass.
Theodore & Hilary Giuliano - New York, N.Y.
Gerard & Laura Hall - Durham, N.C.
Philip & Ruth Maffa - Lexington, Mass.
Bob & Mary Ellen McMillan - New York, N.Y.
Margaret Ramsey - Lincoln, Mass.
Gordon '86 & Maureen '87 Rudd - Minneapolis, Minn.
Tom Sargent '82 & Allison Ijams '82 - Wellesley, Mass.
Peter Skaperdas & Kathleen Auda - New Canaan, Conn.

Parents of Class of 2018 Students

Bill '81 and Katie Barrack - Wellesley Hills, Mass.
R.J. and Barbra Bukovac - Winnetka, IL
Fritz and Cathy Folts - Harvard, Mass.
Stephen Greene and Elaine Haemisegger - Germantown, MD
Kevin and Nicole Kelly - Concord, Mass.
Susan Rogers - Baltimore, MD
Angelo '86 and Kirsten Deconti '86 Ziotas - New Canaan, Conn.

For further information about the Parents Council and the Parents Fund, please contact Bridget McShane at or 860-439-2300.