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September 3, 2003

Dennis-LaVigne Elected As Alumni Trustee

Andrea Dennis-LaVigne of Simsbury has been elected by UConn graduates to serve a four-year term on the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees as alumni trustee.

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Andrea Dennis-LaVigne

Dennis-LaVigne, who ran against David P. Marks of West Hartford, is the founder and owner of Bloomfield Animal Hospital in Bloomfield. She attended UConn in the late 1970's, received a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, and returned to UConn to earn a Bachelor of General Studies degree.

Dennis-LaVigne has a history of service to the University and the Alumni Association.

She was president of the Alumni Association from 1997 to 1999. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association, the Alumni Council, the Foundation Board of Directors, the Foundation Building Committee, the President's Athletic Advisory Committee, Building Naming Committee, President's Task Force on Diversity and the Alumni Center Building Committee. She has chaired the Alumni Association's Strategic Planning Committee and the Committee on Diversity and Opportunity.

Dennis-LaVigne received the Connecticut Alumni Service Award in 2000.

She is a host for "Pet Talk" on WTIC-AM 1080 radio and an associate professor at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.

Her community service includes working for Habitat for Humanity and volunteering for Hartford County Schools.

Dennis-LaVigne replaces Frank Napolitano, who served on the board for eight years.

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