Alumni and Friends of Southern

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As the Director of Alumni Relations, I am pleased to serve our over 82,000 alumni in a variety of ways, from welcoming them back to campus with a variety of special events to cultivating future alumni -- our students.  In a combined effort between the Office of Alumni Relations and the Southern Connecticut State University Alumni Association, we are proud to bring to our alumni the most comprehensive programming ever offered.

Michelle Johnston, alumni director

Perhaps it has been a while since you've been on campus.  Maybe you were here to attend the Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture or to watch your favorite Owl team compete, or to participate in a workshop at the Michael J. Adanti Student Center.

No matter the reason -- we want you to know that the SCSU campus is your campus.  We serve as a virtual conduit for our alumni, by offering seminars and panels about the issues that matter most to you.  We're here to lend special expertise to the social, economic, governmental, business and educational issues that impact you right here in Connecticut and the region.  Together, our faculty, students and alumni encourage and challenge each other to think in new ways and to approach difficult questions with creative solutions.

Take advantage of what Southern has to offer -- from academics and athletics to arts and culture.  The Office of Alumni Relations is here to welcome you.


Michelle Rocheford Johnston
Director of Alumni Relations


The Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture Series has welcomed many prestigious figures to our Southern campus.  Past guests have included:

• Colin Powell, former Secretary of State
• Dana and Christopher Reeve, actors and activists
• Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York City
• Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State
• Bill Belichick, head coach, New England Patriots
• Whoopi Goldberg, actress and humanitarian
• Apolo Ohno, Olympic speed skating champion
• Peter Gammons, ESPN, Commentator and Brian Cashman, Yankees general manager
• Tim Russert, political journalist and anayalst
• Michael J. Fox, actor and author
• Mark Kelly, astronaut and author