Alumni Association

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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.

Alumni Association Board

Caroline Portlock ’02, ’04

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  • President
  • Minooka, IL
  • Workforce Investment Board of Will County | Director
  • Bachelor of Science, Professional Arts
  • Master of Business Administration

 

Wilhelmine M. Vidmar ’68

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  • President – Elect
  • Plainfield, IL
  • Joliet Junior College Adjunct Faculty
  • White Satin Bridal Seamstress
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology

 

Keith Schomig ’13, ’17

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  • Past – President
  • New Lenox, IL
  • Injury Medical Solutions | HR Director
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Management
  • Master of Science, Training and Development

 

Jason Whiteside, J.D., ’00

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

 

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

 

Karen Ciarlette ’94, ’97

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  • Vice President for Scholarships
  • Channahon, IL
  • Bway Corporation | HRIS Supervisor
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
  • Master of Business Administration

 

Anne-Christine Day ’14, ’15

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

 

Danielle Ciechanski ’08

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

 

Members at Large

Phillip Alonzo ’10

  • Channahon, IL
  • Nucor Tubular Products

 

Matthew Bisek ’10

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  • Astoria, OR
  • Clatsop Community College | Upward Bound Advisor
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance

 

 

Patricia Bracken ’73, ’86, ’94

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  • Lemont, IL
  • Advocate South Suburban Hospital | Case Manager, Emergency Room
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Arts
  • Master of Science, Health Services Administration

 

Sharon Dewart ’78

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  • Lake Bluff, IL
  • Lake Forest Country Day School | Registered Nurse
  • Nursing

 

 

Elmer F. Eddy ’80

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  • Plainfield, IL
  • Caterpillar (Retired)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

 

 

Jacqueline A. Edmonson ’63, ’88, ’94

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

 

Jeremy Grachan ’17

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  • Dublin, OH
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology

 

 


Jessica Farrell ’17

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  • Joliet, IL

 

 

 

Linda M. Kilroy ’72

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  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Nat’l Academy of Sciences (Retired)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing

 

 

Frances H. Naal ’58

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  • Joliet, IL
  • Social Worker (Retired)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

 

 

Jan Novotny ’67

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  • Joliet, IL
  • St. Joseph Academy
  • Principal
  • Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications

 

Scott Pekol ’99

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

 

 

Katie Rodriguez ’15

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  • Plainfield, IL
  • Assurance Services | Supervisor

 

 

Alan Randolph ’07

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

 

 

Susan Rogina ’94, ’99

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  • Joliet, IL
  • Troy District 30C
  • Teacher
  • Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
  • Master of Science, Curriculum Instruction

 

Shawn Walsh Ed.D. ’00, ’15

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  • 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)

Lois PrebilSr. Lois Prebil, OSF ’61

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

 

USF Administration (Ex Officio)

Aubrey Knight ’04, ’07

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  • Director, Alumni & Family Relations
  • Shorewood, IL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
  • Master of Business Administration

 

Jessica Conte ’13

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  • Assistant Director of Alumni & Family Relations
  • Joliet, IL

 

Student Representatives (Ex Officio)

  • Liz Badalmenti
  • Rodolfo Perez
  • Haley Rednour

 

Faculty Representative (Ex-Officio)

Joseph Ferrallo ’85, ’06, ’07

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  • Tinley Park, IL
  • University of St. Francis | Assistant Professor
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Management
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science, Training & Development
  • 9/16 Executive Meeting 5 p.m. | Alumni Gathering Room
  • 10/5 Annual Board Meeting 9:30 a.m. | Board Room (brunch to follow)
  • 11/9 Committee Brainstorm Meeting 10 a.m. | Board Room  (breakfast included)
  • 12/5 Dinner & Gift Exchange 5:30 p.m. | Al’s Steakhouse
  • 1/25 Centennial Gala (Caritas) 6 p.m.
  • 2/1 Committees Meeting | Alumni Gathering Room/Board Room
    • Nominating & Young Alumni | 8:30 a.m.
    • Engagement & HCRW | 9:45 a.m.
    • Scholarship & Constitution | 11 a.m.
  • 2/29 Scholarship Interview Day- All Day | President’s Room (meals included)
  • 3/30 Executive Meeting 5 p.m. | Alumni Gathering Room
  • 4/18 Board Meeting 10 a.m. | Board Room (breakfast included)

Attend by Phone:

  • 800-735-4723; passcode 61116

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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