Alumnus of the Year

Congratulations to our 2019 Alumni of the Year!

The MCC Alumnus of the Year award is bestowed upon alumni of Manchester Community College who have demonstrated an outstanding level of success in their career, earned high respect among their colleagues, and have brought credit to themselves and MCC through distinguished accomplishments.

Recipients of the award are honored at the annual alumni dinner held in November. We are pleased to announce the two recipients of the 2019 Alumnus of the Year award are Dr. Carol Lynn Curchoe and Kerry McNiven.

Dr. Carol Lynn Curchoe ’00

Dr. Curchoe, a South Windsor, CT native, is a reproductive physiologist in clinical infertility medicine at Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine and is also founder of 32ATPS, LLC, a biological energy development and consulting firm. She was honored for volunteer service in her field, including mentorship of girls and young women through various non-profit organizations. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a Ph.D., all from the University of Connecticut.

Kerry McNiven ’03

Kerry, who lives in Simsbury, CT,  is director of clinical education in MCC’s respiratory care program. She is recognized for her contributions not just to the college but also to the industry. She currently serves on the American Association for Respiratory Care board of directors. She was also recently inducted as an AARC fellow at the 2019 annual international congress. McNiven also works with local school districts to develop tech prep programs affiliated with MCC. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York and a master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport.

Questions about our Alumni of the Year award?

Contact Diana Reid, by email at or call 860-512-2909.

Past Recipients

2018 John Toomey ’74
2018 Marilyn Thrall ’73
2017 Christobelle Payne ’07
2017 Dawn Vigue ’87
2016 Sgt. Michael Hicks ’00
2015 Dr. Roger Thrall ’71
2014 Jose D. Rios ’11
2013 Tina Carnelli ’99
2009 Frances Segal ’94
2008 Edward Firestone ’71
2007 Richard MacDonald ’74
2006 Donald Pitkin ’04
2005 Rae Strickland ’77
2004 Toni Dolan ’95
2003 Claire Janowski ’85
2002 Glenn Lemaire ’74
2001 Candice Tatro ’69
2000 Florence Sheils ’93
1999 Karen Lepak ’83
1998 Lucy Ann Hurston ’93
1997 Brent P. Hazzard ’82
1996 Julie Dagle ’73
1995 Gordon Hallberg ’70
1994 Loretta Pilagin ’83
1993 Thomas Sheridan ‘73
1992 Richard Quinlan ’75
1991 Rosemary Moynihan ’78
1990 Barbara Barrett ’82
1989 Nancy Kelley ‘82
1988 David Gay ’78
1987 Gregory Kane ’74
1986 George Brophy ’82
1985 Marcella Fahey ‘75
1984 Violet Simon ’75
1983 Stephen Cassano ’68