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Alumni & Family Relations Office

We encourage our alumni to contact us with any questions, comments or just to say “hello.”

  • In Person: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Motherhouse (Second Floor, Room 248)
  • By Phone: 877-811-ALUM
  • By Email: alumni@stfrancis.edu

picture of alumni Aubrey Knight.

Aubrey Knight
Director of Alumni & Family Relations
Phone: 877-811-ALUM
Email: aknight@stfrancis.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aubrey Knight graduated from the University of St. Francis in 2004 with a B.A. in Political Science and History and again in 2007 with a M.B.A. in Business Administration. Having started as a student worker in Graduate and Degree Completion Admissions as a sophomore, she took a position in the Undergraduate Admissions office after graduation and began working on her Master’s degree. She was hired in the Advancement department in 2007 as the Capital Campaign/Alumni Coordinator and began working with alumni. In 2009, she was promoted to the Director of Alumni Relations and again in 2012 as the Director of Alumni & Family Relations after taking over the Family Association. Aubrey is married to fellow USF alum, Ben Knight ’07, and they have two children – Asher and Mila, and three cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, the outdoors, sports and animals.


picture of alumni Valerie Penn.

Valerie Penn
Assistant Director of Alumni & Family Relations
Phone: 815-740-5047 or 877-811-ALUM
Email: vpenn@stfrancis.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valerie has Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Mississippi State University and a Master of Science in College Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University. Valerie has worked in higher education since she began her freshman year at MSU and served seven years in Residence Life before switching over to the Alumni side. She enjoys running, crafts, and traveling. Valerie is the proud owner of a rescued West Highland White Terrior (Westie), Kipper the Dog.


picture of alumni Molly Gunning.

Molly Gunning
Student Worker
Phone: 877-811-ALUM
Email: alumni@stfrancis.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Molly is a Radiation Therapy major, hoping to work at Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates, Ltd. Cancer Center once she graduates. Molly was selected as a Distinguished Leader beginning fall 2016. She also serves as a mentor for the freshman class and was a member of the 2016 Orientation Board. She enjoys traveling, crafting, shopping, and trying new things. Molly has worked in the Alumni and Family Relations Office since April 2016.


picture of alumni Hannah McLaughlin.

Hannah McLaughlin
Student Worker
Phone: 877-811-ALUM
Email: alumni@stfrancis.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah is a Criminal Justice major, hoping to work as a crime scene investigator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation after graduating. She is a member of the Student Alumni Mentoring (SAM) Program as well as the Alpha Phi Sorority at USF. Hannah likes to spend time with her family and friends, working out, traveling, and shopping. She has worked in the Alumni and Family Relations Office since November 2016.