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Upcoming EVENTS for SCSU alumni

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 New London/Southern Rhode Island Network -Andrew Lawn, '09
SCSU Boca Raton, Florida Area Alumni Network -Harry Howell, '68
SCSU Philadelphia Network - Mark Dobbins, '00


A conversation with Jahana hayes, '05jahana and obama

National Teacher of the Year
Friday, September 16, 2016
5:00 p.m.
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

Southern alumna Jahana Hayes, '05, a history teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, Conn., was named the 2016 National Teacher of the Year.

Hayes' route to teaching began as a student. The first in her family to graduate from college, she was inspired by her teachers who urged her to dream bigger and who believed that she was college material, despite a challenging upbringing. She earned an associate degree from Naugatuck Valley Community College, a bachelor of science from Southern, a master of arts from Saint Joseph University, and a certification from the University of Bridgeport. Read more about Ms. Hayes.   Click here to Register (no charge).


10th anniversary ron herron day of servicebig event

(the Big Event)

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Southern Connecticut State University Campus and various New Haven locations
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Each year, Southern students join together to complete service projects or volunteer their time in the local community.

On September 17, 2016, hundreds of Southern students, clubs and organizations will volunteer for local organizations, agencies, and other locations in need of assistance at the 10th Annual Ron Herron Day of Service.

For the second year we would like alumni all around the United States (and abroad!) to join in the SCSU Global Big Event. If you live locally and would like to join one of the student crews in a service project, the students would love for you to join them. If you do not live locally, we ask that you choose a location for your day of volunteering in your area. Our goal is to have hundreds SCSU alumni around the world volunteer on September 17th. If you send us photos or videos, we will compile them and post them on our website.

We will be sending SCSU Global Big Event t-shirts to all participants prior to the event and ask that you wear it on the day of the Big Event. Please email (see below) by September 1st (international alumni, by August 20th), so that you will receive your t-shirt in time.  Please email Michelle Johnston with your name, the organization for which you would like to volunteer, your address and your men's t-shirt size.  We thank you for your generosity of spirit and the caring you show every day!

alumni professionals dayapd

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Main Campus Quad
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Alumni Reception
Lyman Center for the Performing Arts Lobby

Share your experience with students who are interested in your profession in a relaxed atmosphere while you enjoy refreshments under our tent in the quad.  This is one of the most important events of the year for our students.  And you can make a difference in their career paths.  After the event, join us in the lobby of Lyman Hall for mingling and refreshments with other alumni participants.  It's a great way to meet your fellow SCSU grads. Volunteer now!  Register here.

Boston Planning Meeting

September 22, 2016
5:30 p.m. coffee, and... 6:00 p.m. meeting
Intelligent Office
265 Franklin Street, Suite 1702
Boston, MA
email Deb Vincent to RSVP
There is no charge for attending.  We would love for you to join us to help us plan Boston alumni network activities for the year.
More info from Chairman,Rob Simpson, '83


New London - Southern Rhode Island Network

Pizza Planning Meeting
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
6:00 p.m.
7 Water Street, Mystic, CT
$5.00 includes pizza! (Cash bar) Click here to register
More info from Network Chair, Andrew Lawn, '09.  We will be planning our New London - Southern Rhode Island alumni network activities for the year.  Come join us.


Your Retirement Lifestylejeff

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Adanti Student Center
Alumni Room 312

Are you age 50 - 70 and planning to retire?  Jeffrey Webber, MS '91 has written six books on how to retire successfully on subjects such as the new professionals' guide to retiring, volunteering, hobbies, keeping fit and active, frugality, RVing and technology.

Self-reinvention is a major payoff during this time in our lives. The process can help us realize a deeper truth about ourselves leading to self-discovery.

One of the best ways you can accomplish this is through hobbies. Hobbies can create an invigorated sense of purpose during your retirement years. And, you will have fun too! These activities can certainly keep you active physically, socially, and mentally.

This session will present you with a variety of suggestions for hobbies during retirement based on Jeffrey Webber's latest book entitled "Hobbies & Your Retirement Lifestyle: A Path to Self-Discovery".

There is no charge for the seminar, but please email Michelle Johnston with your reservation.

Homecoming 2016 - game on!homecoming tent

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Pre-Game Activities begin - 10:00 a.m.
Alumni Tent opens at 2:00 p.m. (including The Kidz Korner)
Game begins at 3:00 p.m.

It's a fun-filled family day at Southern.  A parade, great food, a great game and fantastic company!  Join in the spirit at Homecoming 2016, where the theme is Game On!  Register here.

Admission to the game and Alumni Tent is $20 per person, which includes all food and beverages and game ticket.  ($5.00 of admission is a tax-deductible contribution to the Southern Fund to assist students).

Click here for Homecoming Activities List.

Westville Network Kick-Offlyric hall

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Lyric Hall Theatre
827 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT
$10 per person (21 and over)

Meet our 12th President, Dr. Joe Bertolino while you connect with some of the over 1,400 SCSU alumni who live in the Westville area. Enjoy music provided by alumni Jeff and Judy Webber, tempting treats provided by Bourassa Catering and a cash bar.

For further details and to register,Click Here or call (203) 392-6500.  Your response is requested by October 20th.  What happens after graduation? Alumni Networks! Whether you're interested in social or professional connections, this a great opportunity for you to connect your business with other businesses in your area and get to know more of our fantastic alumni.

 Alumni Cruises

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