Upcoming EVENTS for SCSU alumni



SCSU Alumni Networks

SCSU Alumni Networks are being established in Connecticut (CT wine tasting tour) and throughout the United States in areas where we have large concentrations of alumni.  These networks are being designed to help alumni make connections, both socially and professionally and stay connected with Southern.  We will need your help in administering them.  Each network will have a chairperson and a core group of volunteers to plan events as well as set and accomplish goals of the group.  If you would like to help, please contact Michelle Johnston via email or phone at 203-392-6500.  See below for a list of network events currently being planned. 

Watch for news of Alumni Network Kick-offs and meetings in your area!  

Network Chairs in your Area

Network chairs can be reached by clicking on the names below or visit our SCSU Alumni Network Facebook pages by clicking the name of the chair.

SCSU Boston Alumni NetworkRob Simpson, '83, Chair
SCSU New York City Alumni Network -Aba Hayford, '10, Chair
SCSU Washington, D.C Alumni Network -Shawn O'Brien, MS, '05
SCSU New Haven Area Alumni Network -Ellen Papciak Rose, '89 
SCSU Naples, Florida Area Alumni Network -TBD
SCSU Boca Raton, Florida Area Alumni Network -Harry Howell, '68
SCSU Philadelphia Network - Mark Dobbins, '00

Undergraduate Commencement and

Tribute to Classes of 1966 (50th reunion) and

1956 (60th reunion)

Friday, May 20, 2016
Webster Bank Arena
Bridgeport, CT

10:15 a.m., Classes of 1966 and 1956  to arrive by 9:00 a.m. for breakfast.  A shuttle will be provided from SCSU if you prefer to ride together.

Class of 1956 60th Reunion Luncheon

Sunday, May 22, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Brazi's Ristorante
201 Food Terminal Plaza
New Haven, CT

Full-course dinner included; guests welcome. Further details including reservation information will be forthcoming.  $50 per person. For additional information, contact Joe Ciaburri at 561- 585-0076 or cell: 203-915-6493.

New London County Network Kick-Offgrapes

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saltwater Farms Winery
349 Elm Street
Stonington, CT

We invite you to spend an evening with us, enjoying refreshments with SCSU alumni from the New London and South Western Rhode Island areas at the stunning Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington.

We are forming a New London County/Southwestern Rhode Island Alumni Network for both professional and social purposes. SCSU is creating opportunities for its alumni to network and make valuable connections, both professionally and personally. So, bring a friend, a handful of business cards, and join us for this exciting evening at an enchanting property.

Along with the breathtaking view from 108 acres of nature preserve and the 15 acres of vineyard on the water, there will be hors d'oeuvres, a talk and tour, and wine tasting. "The centerpiece of the bucolic property, which has a small private airport dating to the late 1930s, is a World War II-vintage hangar, designed by the late architect John W. Lincoln. The hangar, which opens onto stone terraces and the vineyard, has been preserved and converted into a winery."  $20 per person includes hors d'oeuvres, tour and the wine tasting.  Additional glasses or bottles of wine may be purchased at a 15% discount.  Click here to register.

Washington, DC Network Eventwashin

Thursday, June 16, 2016
5:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Elephant and Castle
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Come meet fellow alumni (Jim Barber, '64, MS '79 will be in town) for a gathering after work! Make some valuable connections and maybe... some new friends. $25/pp includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar. Click here to register.

Boston (West) Alumni Network eventBOSTON NETWORK

Thursday, June 30, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Ken's Steakhouse
95 Worcester Road, Route 9
Framingham, MA

Boston's fourth event! Come join us - especially if you live or work west of Boston. We're hoping to make it easy for you to join us by having our events in different areas of the Boston region. Enjoy a full dinner for $35 (cash bar). Bring a friend and your business cards and make some great connections. Click here to register.

New Haven Network - Taste of New Haven

Saturday, July 16, 2016taste of new haven
The tour will start at 3 PM
154 Temple Street (Temple Plaza)
New Haven, CT

Walk the Theatre District of New Haven with a guide from Taste of New Haven.  We will visit a number of restaurants where we will eat and drink a selection they have chosen for us.  It's a world tour in a few blocks!

We will meet at Temple Plaza, 154 Temple Street, directly across from the Omni Hotel.Parking is suggested around the corner in the Temple Street garage, with an entrance located at 182 Crown Street. We provide attendees with a $4 total cost voucher to give to the parking attendant.  Itinerary:  The Wine Thief, Temple Grill, Bar, Oaxaca Kitchen, Elm City Social (or Kelly's).  Cost is $65 per person, includes all food, drinks and gratuity. Click here to register.  Space is limited.


Alumni Cruises - www.gonext.com

Choose any cruise and let the folks at Go Next know you're a Southern grad for special pricing.