Alumni News


New Alumni Board of Directors Elected

The following Alumni Association Members were elected to the Board of Directors of the SCSU Alumni Association for a term of 2014-2017. Three former long-standing board members, who have continued to be very active volunteers over the last many decades were appointed by Board vote as Board Members Emeritus at the Annual Board Meeting of the Alumni Association on June 19, 2014.  Board Members Emeritus are: Dorothy Martino, Patricia Miller and Carolyn Vanacore.

Newly Elected Board Members (general election):

Kristin M. Ahern, '13
Christopher M. Borajkiewicz, '98
Phoebe Browning, '04, MBA '05
James A. Bruni, '07, MS '13, SY '14
Teresa Cherry-Cruz, MS '96, SY '06
Rosemary Hampp DeFilippo, '75
Robert Felder, '08
Carolyn Dorsey Vanacore, '52, MS '68, SY '73 (appointed Board Member Emerita following election)

Full Board 2014-2015

Kristin M. Ahern, '13
James H. Booth, '97
Christopher M. Borajkiewicz, '98
Phoebe Donehoo Browning, '04, MBA '05
James A. Bruni, '07, MS '13, SY '14
Nancy Charest, '71, MS '75, 6th Yr. '80
Teresa Cherry-Cruz, MS '96, SY '06
Susan Love D'Agostino, '79
Rosemary Hampp DeFilippo, '75
Nancy Dudchik, '88
Marybeth Heyward Fede, '79, MS '87
Miriam Gonzalez-Huff, 6th Yr. '90
Jerry Katona, '74, M.S. '88
Edwin A. Klinkhammer, II, '71, MS '76, 6th Yr. '92
Dorothy Martino, '54, MS '69 (Board Member Emerita)
Patricia Frisa Miller, '69, MS '75, SY '81 (Board Member Emerita)
Donald Mitchell, '57, MS '61
Judy Paolini, '73, MS '79, 6th Yr. '93
Robert D. Parker, '76
Teresa Sirico, '70 M.S. '73
Carolyn Dorsey Vanacore, '52, MS '68, SY '73 (Board Member Emerita)
Deborah Sue Cedar Vincent, '82

We thank Teresa Sirico, President of the Alumni Association (2012-14), Robert Parker, Vice President (2012-14) and Don Mitchell, Treasurer, (2012-14) for their past two years of dedicated service.  They will be stepping down from their executive board positions (by-laws state a person can only serve two years in any one executive position),but will remain on the board for the duration of their terms.  A new Executive Board was elected June 19th. 

Executive Board

Robert D. Parker, '76 - President
Nancy Dudchik, '88 - Vice President
James H. Booth, '97 - Secretary
Christopher M. Borajkiewicz, '98 - Treasurer
Teresa Sirico, '70 M.S. '73 - Past President

We thank the following board members whose terms are ending, for their many years of service to the Board of Directors and to the Alumni Association:  Hugh S. Cafferty, Kathy Glinka Coyle, Stephen Koestner and  John F. Mastrianni.

July 2014 Newsletter


June 2014 Newsletter


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Don't miss our Polo, Anyone? event and our Business after Hours wine tasting event in the Naugatuck Valley (close enough for our Danbury area alumni, too!)

May newsletter

See the video of Southern alumni commenting on the success of the 2014 Men's Basketball season.  Video was created by one of our talented current students, Jordan Simms, '14.  Video

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March Newsletterbasketball champs


Men's Basketball Advances to First Round of NCAA East Regional Tournament!

Spring 2014 Alumni Events

2014 Alumni Survey





February newslettermentoring

Spring 2014 Alumni Events

Mentors Still Needed for our Students - Here's a list of mentors needed!  Thank you to everyone who has already registered!




January 2014 Newsletterdonna

Spring 2014 Alumni Events



December 2013 Newsletter

BROWNELL PAINTINGOur December newsletter includes articles about what is happening on campus, including art Professor, Mia Brownell's two solo art exhibits (right).



October 2013 Newsletter

September 2013 Newsletter

September Upcoming Events

Share your time and talents with our students by being a part of Alumni Professionals Day (pictured right).  Click on September Upcoming Events (above)!


August 2013 Newsletter


July 2013 Newsletter

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Alumni in the News


Max Lowy, '10

Alumni Board News & Jim Booth, '97

John Searles, '91




June 2013 Newsletter


Alumni in the News


(See Alumni in the News for full story)   Southern Connecticut State University was honored that the families of both Anne Marie Murphy and Victoria Soto were able to attend the evening commencement ceremonies of the School of Graduate Studies on May 16th.  There, Ms. Soto's family accepted her Master's degree, posthumously.  Directly following, Victoria Soto, Anne Marie Murphy, Mary Sherlach and Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung were honored by the SCSU Alumni Association with Distinguished Alumni Awards, the highest award bestowed upon a graduate of Southern.




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Robyn Stewart Johnson, '82 and Karen Goodrow, '80 Appointed to CT Judgeships

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Erin Palonen, MS '06 Chosen as Finalist for Top Teacher on Live with Kelly and Michael - Vote until May 6th!

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Joe Andruzzi, '91 Assists Victim in Boston Bombing



Calling All Alumni in CT and Beyond!  Become an Admissions Volunteer!

One of the most valuable contributions alumni can make to Southern is to assist the Admissions Office in recruiting students to the University. As an Admissions Volunteer you can get involved by representing Southern at local college fairs, reaching out to congratulate admitted students, hosting events in your area and referring talented students to apply to Southern.  The program is flexible, and volunteers can choose their level of participation to suit their schedules. Contact Michelle Johnston to learn more.

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