College of Education Alumni Network (EAN)

Mission of the College of Education Alumni Network (EAN)

The purpose of the College of Education (COE) Alumni Network at the University of St. Francis (USF) is to connect educators who are committed to a Franciscan spirit of service and dedicated to building, promoting, and supporting educational opportunities at all levels. The network is designed to serve the evolving needs of USF COE alumni and encourage collegial interaction among alumni, current candidates, and the COE.


Upcoming EAN Meetings

A key component in an educator’s professional responsibilities is his/her involvement in professional organizations. EAN provides a perfect opportunity to become involved with such an organization and to even distinguish oneself by taking on a leadership role for the board as we plan professional development, service, and social events each year.

Education Alumni Network (EAN) Meeting
Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 9 – 10 a.m. | Alumni Gathering Room, Motherhouse


Upcoming Events

Please visit Alumni Events to view/register for upcoming Alumni and EAN events.

LuLaRoe Pop-Up
Sponsored by the Education Alumni Network
Spend some time shopping with your friends and colleagues. Browse simply comfortable LuLaRoe collections including their famous leggings, tops, dresses, skirts, and more for women and girls. All alumni and friends are welcome to attend! Refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, Jan. 19 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Presidents Room (Tower Hall, 1st Floor)

Sunny Hill Nursing Home Volunteer Night & Valentine’s Party
Sponsored by the Education Alumni Network
Join fellow education alumni in providing a night of visiting, valentines, and bingo to the residents of Sunny Hill Nursing Home. Alumni who can’t make the event can contribute homemade valentines (have your students make them) and/or bingo prizes. Valentines and prizes are due to the Alumni Office by Feb. 6.
Thursday, Feb. 9 | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Sunny Hill Nursing Home, Joliet

Save the Date: 2017 R.E.A.D. Mini Conference
Presented by the College of Education | Advanced Programs and REAL
Saturday, March 4 | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$30 per attendee

Additional Information


View video from EAN sponsored presentation on Disciplinary Literacy by Holly Bontkowski, ’93

Creating Natural and Authentic Literacy in the Disciplines from Academic Technology on Vimeo.


Education Alumni Network Newsletter

EAN Newsletter: Fall 2016
View Previous Newsletters Here



Kim Vaccaro, ’10



Contact the Alumni & Parent Relations Office at (877) 811-ALUM or