Jeanette Hobbs Holley
Favorite Class: English with Stephen Jones, Music
Jeanette received B.S. in Education in 1975. She retired from the State of Connecticut after working at Norwich Hospital, UCONN Avery Point in Marine Sciences, and Seaside Regional Center, Waterford. Jeanette is now retired and says she now "majors" in art and gardening. She notes: "Avery Point was a wonderful experience for an older student who could bring her children to school during their vacations. It was a small, very personal experience then with a beautiful campus as the backdrop."
Favorite Class: ECON 233: Economics of the Oceans
Since 2008, Jameson Gregg has been working at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester Point, VA. He has advanced through several positions while working for the Multispecies Research group in the Fisheries Department, and is now the Chief of Operations (Marine Scientist Senior) for 3 surveys: NEAMAP (North East Are Monitoring and Assessment Program, near shore trawl survey), ChesMMAP (Chesapeake Bay Multispecies Monitoring and Assessment Program), as well as a longline shark tagging program (VASMAP). The surveys focus on population dynamics and population monitoring for stock assessment purposes. The trawl surveys also focus on finfish ageing and diet analysis. Jameson has also remained Chief of Finifish Ageing Operations since 2012 within the group. The ageing portion of this position has allowed him to travel across the United States and abroad. He continues to collaborate with federal scientists at the North East Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA as well as the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission for many finfish ageing projects and validations. At this academic institute at VIMS, He has also worked along side other marine scientists, graduate students as well as professors. http://www.vims.edu/fisheries/mrg
Dayne E Rugh
Favorite Class: Colonial America
Dayne E Rugh will earn an MA in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University in May of 2017 and has been working at Mystic Seaport since 2012. In 2014, he became a volunteer for the Norwich Historical Society and the Leffingwell House Museum where he conducts archival research as well as assist in curating new exhibits and programs. His goal is to continue his path in further developing an expertise in managing museum exhibits and collections
Frank Esposito III
English, American Studies
Minor: Political Science
Favorite Class: Detective Fiction
After Avery Point Frank Esposito moved on to working several small writing jobs while completing an online MFA in Creative Writing at National University. Once he had his Master's, Frank became a Communications Specialist for South Kent School, a small, prestigious prep school in the northern corner of Connecticut. After working a full school year as their main writer and editor, Frank moved to Wilton, CT, where he currently writes for a nutrition company that helps people who are looking to become healthier and happier.
Frank says: "I truly had a wonderful time at Avery Point with my twin brother John, who attended by my side. I often look back fondly on the wonderful teachers, the small, tight-knit community and the beautiful campus. Congrats on the 50th anniversary, and here's to 50 more!"