Alumni chapters are volunteer-driven organizations that reflect the pride of Saint Joseph’s alumni—no matter where they live. Through the activities of chapters, we are able to engage and connect with a higher number of alumni than the office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association Board could do through its individual efforts.
The Boston Chapter’s success came directly from the volunteer work of our alumni in the Boston area. RJ Turner ’98, who is a current member of the Alumni Association Board, took on the role as chair of the Boston Chapter. Interested alums can contact Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Hampshire Chapter
Michelle Gaspar ’06 chairs our new chapter in New Hampshire. In January 2016, she hosted a kick-off gathering in Portsmouth with a fantastic turn out. For information about upcoming events, check out the New Hampshire Chapter’s Facebook page.
New Jersey/NY Metro/Eastern PA Chapter
Ginny Buckley-Kessler ’77 and Denise Ryan Lenihan co-chair our new regional chapter in the New Jersey/New York Metro/Eastern Pennsylvania area. They had their first fabulous kick-off event in April 2016. Stay in the loop by checking out the chapter’s Facebook page.
Why Regional Chapters?
Alumni chapters serve alumni by providing opportunities to socialize and network through organized socials, service events, and activities in their local communities. They also help alumni stay connected with their alma mater by keeping them informed about major events at the College or by providing the opportunity for alumni to share memories of their years at Saint Joseph’s College. They can also serve as a resource for recent grads as well as current students by offering mentorships, internships, and even career opportunities through the bond we all share as being part of the Saint Joseph’s College community.
All Saint Joseph’s College alumni are members of the Alumni Association, a non-dues-paying organization. When alumni in a specific region initiate a chapter, all alumni within that geographic area are considered members of the chapter and are welcomed to attend all chapter events.
Launching One in Your Area
On the heels of such a successful launch of the College’s first chapter, the Alumni Office is looking to expand the network of regional chapters to serve all areas where alumni live. And where, exactly, do they live? The Association’s reach includes all 50 states. (Yes, Alaska and Hawaii, we’ve got you covered.) Whether you’re one of the 902 alumni living in Florida or one of the 134 in Washington, there are plenty of grads in your state to organize a regional chapter. Contact the Alumni Office to start the conversation today!