Parents Council

The Connecticut College Parents Council’s mission is to create and support a vibrant and informed parent community. Council members serve as ambassadors in their communities and as liaisons for parents of current students and alumni by providing ongoing communication from the College.

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 2013-14 Parents Council


Bradford & Jane Brown - Acton, Mass.

Parents of Class of 2014 Students

Jeffrey & Ruthie Barker - Dedham, Mass.
James & Carole Hoeveler-Bullock - Washington, D.C.
William Cavanagh - Pelham, N.Y.
David & Leslie Puth - New York, N.Y.

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.
Dirk & Caroline Van de Put - Coral Gables, Fla.
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.

For further information about the Parents Council and the Parents Fund, please contact Lauren Middleton at or 860-439-2406.