Alumni Networks

Alumni networks are groups that come together with a common interest based on location, major, career, ethnicity, etc. These groups are currently forming across the country! They bring alumni together to support and promote USF as well as offer great opportunities for fun and networking with other USF alumni. Past events include baseball games, plays, art museums, wineries and much, much more. These networks do not require member dues. If you would like to become a member of a current alumni network or are interested in forming a new one, please contact the Alumni & Family Relations Office at 877-811-ALUM or alumni@stfrancis.edu.

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Active Alumni Networks

What is 4A: The African-American Alumni Association (4A) is a welcoming group that fully embodies our core values of Excellence, Pride, Unity and Respect. We are a family working to provide resources, support, and networking opportunities for our alum. 4A also strives to embrace our current students, promote the university and its Franciscan values, while maintaining pride in our cultural heritage.

History: The African American Alumni Association was formed in September 2008 by a group of enthusiastic individuals who wanted to stay connected with USF and with each other.

Involvement: 4A sets planning meetings a few times a year to organize events that are open to all alumni. Those who are unable to attend meetings in person may participate via conference call at (888) 204-5987, access code 3281760. Attendance at events is welcomed and encouraged!

Scholarship Fund: Consider contributing towards the Isaac Singleton Scholarship Fund, which provides monetary support to current USF students for tuition and books. Make your donation today at stfrancis.edu/support.

Annual Event – All White Affair: Each year, we host the All White Affair collaborating with the Ethnic Affairs Council student club on campus. This event includes music, hors d’oeuvres, raffles and mingling with friends new and old. Contact the Alumni & Family Relations Office for more information.

This newly formed alumni chapter has been established through the generous help of alumni:

  • Robyn Greene ‘05, ’07
  • Carol Jiorle ‘01, ’06
  • Mona McCormick ’01, ’04

Past Events:

  • Allentown Art Museum
  • Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery

The Athletic Alumni Advisory Board was started in 2000 with a mission to help the Athletic Department serve our student-athletes and athletic alumni in the best manner possible—to help us stay connected and to network. Our Homecoming events, alumni games and the annual Stephen Covey Seminar on the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People are just some of the ways in which we reconnect and serve athletic alumni.

This board has definitively served student-athletes through fundraisers, such as the Saints Club, Brown & Gold and the Golf Outing.

This newly-formed chapter operates under its chapter leader, Gail Morgan ’10.

Past Events:

  • Dinner at The Village Tavern

This newly formed alumni chapter has been established through the generous help of Cindy Brooks ’09 and Karen Frank ’10.

More information to come!

More information to come!

Help plan future young alumni programming, including reunions, pub crawls, networking opportunities, sporting events, theater productions, service projects, career days and much, much more. Get your USF friends together and join GOLD today!

Club Description: The Justice League of USF club allows fans of comic books, science fiction, fantasy, anime, gaming and other forms of entertainment to engage in discussion and form relationships. The Justice League of USF alumni chapter is a collaboration between alumni and students, and alumni are invited and encouraged to attend the weekly regular meetings (Tuesdays at 7 p.m.), weekly event nights, and special events throughout the year. 

Leadership:

  • Jordan Bushno, President, jordanbushno@stfrancis.edu
  • Matt Tague, Vice President, matthewtague@stfrancis.edu
  • Travis Williams, Bookkeeper, traviswilliams@stfrancis.edu
  • Adam Petty, Publicity, adampetty@stfrancis.edu
  • Eric Kern, Representative, erickern@stfrancis.edu
  • Rebecca Fry, Advisor, rfry@stfrancis.edu
  • Glen Gummess, Advisor, ggummess@stfrancis.edu

Connect With Us:

More information to come!

Leadership

  • Lisa O’Brien ’91, ’10
    James Grady ’08

What is MCAN: The Mass Communications Alumni Network is for all alumni who are part of the Communications, Journalism, and Media Arts industries– whether you are a recent graduate or have been working in the field for a number of years. Our network consists of creative, energetic, dedicated professionals who are enthusiastic about their careers as well as their education from the University of St Francis.

History: MCAN began in fall 2015 following the grand re-opening of WCSF radio celebration. Serval alumni voiced a need for such a group, and the network had its first meeting in spring 2016.

Why Join: Our goal is to provide networking opportunities to all alumni and current students. We want to assist in looking for jobs, career changes, hiring or to just reconnect with some old friends. By creating this network, we can continue the vibrant energy and friendships of 4th Floor Tower. We can also become a resource for our community, alumni, and current students.

Involvement: MCAN leadership meetings are held on campus in Joliet several times an academic year. Those who are unable to attend in person may participate via conference call in which the information is published in each meeting e-mail notice. Leadership opportunities are currently available! Please contact the Alumni & Family Relations Office at 877-811-ALUM or alumni@stfrancis.edu.

How Else Can You Help: Hire a fellow USF alum or current student or connect USF with your employer to offer a corporate partnership and tuition discount. Additionally, are you looking to mentor a current Mass Communications student? Learn more about our Student Alumni Mentoring (SAM) program at stfrancis.edu/sam.

Social Media: Stay connected by joining the USF Mass Communication Alumni Network Facebook or LinkedIn groups!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/574163416090749/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12011840/

More information to come!

More information to come!

Chapter leader, Greg Roe ’09, will help coordinate events for alumni in the Phoenix area. 

Past events include dinner at Phoenix City Grille.

What is RSMAN: The Recreation & Sport Management Alumni Network is for all alumni working in the field whether you graduated with the degree or with another degree but are working in a related field. We are a group that gathers for social, networking and professional events and provides job opportunities and resume tips. We are proud of our degrees and experience in the field.

History: RSMAN began as “RSTAN” (which included the then-tourism track) in 2012 when Dr. Syd Sklar, Associate Professor and department chair, and two alumni from the program Chuck Szoke ’78 and Eric Lawhead ’07, began providing opportunities for recreation, sport and tourism management alumni to gather at the annual Chicago conference and network with each other.

Involvement: We hope you will join us each January during the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference in Chicago. Our group gathers at Houlihan’s on Wacker Drive the Friday of the conference from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for free food and networking. Both alumni working in the field as well as current students attend each year. Additionally, there are occasional opportunities throughout the year to come back to campus for alumni/student events, which are announced as they are scheduled. Notifications of job openings and speakers/mentors needed occur throughout the year as well.  We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!

This alumni chapter has long been under the direction of Linda Kilroy ’72.

Past Events

  • Cherry Blossom Princess Reception
  • New Zealand String Quartet
  • National Guard Association Reception
  • National Academy of Sciences Lectures

For more information, please contact Linda Kilroy ’72 at 202-334-2428 or LKilroy@nas.edu.

This active alumni chapter has been productive under the direction of Joanne Hostrander ‘89, ‘98.

Past Events:

  • Wine & Chocolate Soiree
  • “An Evening of Elegance” (complete with ballroom dancing)
  • “Precious Pink Petals”