Alumni Association

Congratulations! You are one of more than 50,000 University of St. Francis alumni across the nation! The Alumni Association is complimentary to all USF graduates and includes many valuable benefits. We hope you’ll join us for an upcoming event and will come back to your alma mater for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.

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  • 8/24 Executive Meeting 5:30 p.m. | Virtual
  • 9/26 Annual Board Meeting 9 a.m. | Virtual
  • 11/7 Committee Meetings | Virtual
    • Nominating & HCRW 8:30 a.m.
    • Scholarship & Engagement 9:45 a.m.
    • Constitution & Young Alumni/Students 11 a.m.
  • 11/12 Ambassador Day 8:30 a.m. | Virtual
  • 1/30 Caritas Scholarship Ball 6 p.m. | Virtual
  • 2/20 Committee Meetings | Virtual
    • Nominating & HCRW 8:30 a.m.
    • Scholarship & Engagement 9:45 a.m.
    • Constitution & Young Alumni/Students 11 a.m.
  • 2/20 Executive Meeting 12 p.m. | Virtual
  • 2/27 Scholarship Interview Day All Day | Virtual
  • 4/10 Board Meeting 10 a.m. | Virtual
  • 5/13 Appreciation Dinner 5:30 p.m. | Jameson’s Pub, Joliet

If you cannot attend via Zoom, contact us for the call in number at (877) 811-ALUM or alumni@stfrancis.edu.

Alumni Association Board

Current Members

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Caroline Portlock ’02, ’04

  • President
  • Shorewood, IL
  • Workforce Investment Board of Will County | Director
  • Bachelor of Science, Professional Arts
  • Master of Business Administration
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Wilhelmine M. Vidmar ’68

  • President – Elect
  • Plainfield, IL
  • Joliet Junior College | Adjunct Faculty
  • White Satin Bridal Seamstress
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology
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Keith Schomig ’13, ’17

  • Past – President
  • New Lenox, IL
  • Injury Medical Solutions | HR Director
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Management
  • Master of Science, Training and Development
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Jason Whiteside, J.D., ’00

  • Vice President for Constitution
  • Chicago, IL
  • Whiteside & Goldberg | Attorney
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance
Erika Martinez

Erika Martinez ’11, ’15, ’18

  • Vice President for Programs
  • Shorewood, IL
  • Valley View SI 365U
  • Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
  • Master of Science, Teaching & Learning
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Karen Ciarlette ’94, ’97

  • Vice President for Scholarships
  • Channahon, IL
  • Bway Corporation | HRIS Supervisor
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
  • Master of Business Administration
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Anne-Christine Day ’14, ’15

  • Vice President for Young Alumni & Student Engagement
  • Naperville, IL
  • First Midwest Bank | Credit Analyst
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International
  • Business, Management
  • Master of Business Administration
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Danielle Ciechanski ’08

  • Secretary
  • Plainfield, IL
  • Porte Brown LLC | Supervisor
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

Members at Large

Matthew-Bisek

Matthew Bisek ’10

  • Astoria, OR
  • Clatsop Community College | Upward Bound Advisor
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance
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Patricia Bracken ’73, ’86, ’94

  • Lemont, IL
  • Advocate South Suburban Hospital | Case Manager, Emergency Room (Retired)
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Arts
  • Master of Science, Health Services Administration
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Kori Brick ’14

  • Morris, IL
  • Basko Dermatology
  • Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies
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Alex Campos ’15

  • Joliet, IL
  • University of St. Francis, Admissions Counselor
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
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Sharon Dewart ’78

  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • Lake Forest Country Day School | Registered Nurse
  • Nursing
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Elmer F. Eddy ’80

  • Plainfield, IL
  • Caterpillar (Retired)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
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Jacqueline A. Edmonson ’63, ’88, ’94

  • New Lenox, IL
  • Presence St. Joseph Hospital (Retired)
  • Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Arts
  • Master of Science, Health Services Administration
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Jessica Farrell ’17

  • Joliet, IL
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Patricia Gonzalez ’19

  • Oak Lawn, IL
  • Maddock School | Principal
  • Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership
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Jeremy Grachan ’17

  • Dublin, OH
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology
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Thaddeus Henderson ’10

  • Chicago, IL
  • Verizon Connect | Global Customer Growth Marketing Manager
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
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Tom Jeffries ’18, ’20

  • Mokena, IL
  • First Merchants Bank | Commercial Credit Analyst
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance
  • Master of Business Administration, Finance
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Linda M. Kilroy ’72

  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Nat’l Academy of Sciences (Retired)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing
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Frances H. Naal ’58

  • Joliet, IL
  • Social Worker (Retired)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
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Jan Novotny ’67

  • Joliet, IL
  • St. Joseph Academy
  • Principal
  • Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications
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Scott Pekol ’99

  • Joliet, IL
  • Harrah’s Casino Joliet Hotel | Supervisor/Manager
  • Bachelor of Arts, Recreation Administration
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Katie Rodriguez ’15

  • Plainfield, IL
  • Assurance Services | Supervisor
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
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Alan Randolph ’07

  • Oak Forest, IL
  • DNV GL Healthcare | Generalist Surveyor & ISO Lead Auditor
  • Master of Science, Health Services Administration
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Susan Rogina ’94, ’99

  • Joliet, IL
  • Troy District 30C | Teacher
  • Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
  • Master of Science, Curriculum Instruction
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Brenda Rosales ’17

  • Chicago, IL
  • Circuit Court of Cook County | Pre-trial Officer
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Social Work
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Hannah Tadey ’17

  • Joliet, IL
  • M/I Homes Inc. | Digital Content Manager
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Media Arts
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Shawn Walsh Ed.D. ’00, ’15

  • Past President
  • Elwood, IL
  • Will County Regional Office of Education | Superintendent
  • Bachelor of Arts, History with a secondary certification in Social Studies
  • Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership

Representative of the Sisters of St. Francis (Ex Officio)

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Sr. Lois Prebil, OSF ’61

  • Consultant
  • Downers Grove, IL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics

Faculty Representative (Ex-Officio)

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Joseph Ferrallo ’85, ’06, ’07

  • Tinley Park, IL
  • University of St. Francis | Assistant Professor
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Management
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science, Training & Development

USF Administration (Ex Officio)

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Aubrey Knight ’04, ’07

  • Director, Alumni & Family Relations
  • Shorewood, IL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
  • Master of Business Administration
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Jessica Conte ’13, ’20

  • Assistant Director of Alumni & Family Relations
  • Joliet, IL
  • Bachelor of Arts, English
  • Master of Business Administration

Student Representatives (Ex Officio)

  • Liz Badalmenti
  • Rodolfo Perez

Student Representative Membership Information

Student representatives serve a one-year term (September through April) eligible for renewal. Students are expected to attend the two full board meetings each year and two young alumni and student engagement committee meetings annually. It is a student’s responsibility to report at the two full board meetings updating alumni members on current student news as well as take alumni updates, events, programs, etc. back to the student body helping to bridge the gap between students and alumni.

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