Walter J. Stutzman

Walter J. Stutzman of Madison, a music major at Southern Connecticut State University with a 4.0 GPA, graduated in January. Stutzman is a non-traditional student, opting to pursue a music degree after working 30 years in the field of software design and implementation. In so doing, he was able to convert his hobby of music into his vocation and earned Departmental Honors in Music. He has served as a volunteer cantorial accompanist for the Temple Beth Tikvah choir in Madison where he was recognized with the President's Award for Service. He earned a Master of Arts degree from Yale University in linguistics in 1975 and a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Pomona College in 1971. Stutzman hopes to teach music appreciation, theory and/or piano in a secondary school in Connecticut.