Alumni Association Council plans events

The Saint Joseph’s College Alumni Association Council started the summer off with an exciting pair of events: an Association kickoff cruise of Portland’s Casco Bay and an evening at Tia’s on the Waterfront in Boston.

Alumni Association Council

Alumni Council members, left to right: (front row) Jen Taylor ’03/’09, Timothy Bailey ’84, council treasurer June Irvine ’09, Pamela Aliberti ’65, Shakira La Fond ’11, council secretary Charlotte E. Stepanian ’97/ ’03; (back row) Eliot Pickering ’13, Ryan Turner ’98, Christopher Lee ’00, Marissa Morton Stephens ’01, council chair Todd Hamilton ’99, and Patrick Brennan ’04. Council members not pictured: Marcus Barressi ’76, Jennifer Bennett Mitchell ’97, Terri Morris-Nichols ’08/ ’11.

Since elections in June, the council has held meetings in October and February, and is scheduled to meet for the annual Alumni Association meeting on June 2 on campus. The annual meeting is open to all alumni and will include updates on the college and from the council officers on the progress of the Alumni Association. Please come and share your ideas with the council on how to strengthen the Association for the next 100 years of Saint Joseph’s College.

The council helped kick off the Centennial celebrations at the college by sponsoring the Chocolate Lounge of the Centennial Kickoff on February 4. The first big event in celebration of this big year, more than 240 people gathered on campus to wish the college “Happy Birthday.”

“The Alumni Council is finalizing plans to take the Centennial celebration on the road to visit fellow Monks in Portsmouth, Boston, Providence, and beyond.  We look forward to celebrating 100 years of excellence while planning for the next 100 years. Go Monks!“ 

- Patrick Brennan ’04

The council is planning events for alumni in honor of the Centennial year including:

June 1: An all-alumni cruise from Casablanca Cruises in downtown Portland featuring the sounds of the Time Pilots, a local ’80s cover band. This event will be part of Alumni Weekend, celebrating the Centennial and reunion classes ending in 2 and 7.

June 2: The 2nd Annual Alumni Association meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Alfond Center’s Alumni Lounge.

July: SJC Goes on the Road! A traveling celebration of the Centennial for alumni, the council is planning gatherings across New England during the third week of July.

Many of the details of the above events are being planned, so the council invites alumni to check The ROCK for updates in the coming months at http://therock.sjcme.edu.