Upcoming EVENTS for SCSU alumni

Events at a glance - Fall 2015

Alumni NetworkSCSU 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 network name.

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 and Maria Carofano, '82
SCSU Naples, Florida Area Alumni Network, Ray De Francesco, '53
SCSU Boca Raton, Florida Area Alumni Network, Harry Howell, '68

Spanish Wine Tasting Experience

Saturday, August 22, 2015
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.spanish wine tasting
Michael J. Adanti Student Center Ballroom

Join the Women's Soccer Team for a Spanish Wine Tasting Experience as they celebrate and raise funds to support the Southern women's soccer team's 2016 training trip to Spain. Tickets are $40 per person. Guests must be 21 and over. Casual attire. RSVP by August 12. Click here to register.


Northwest CT Area Alumni Network Kick-Offhaight

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Haight-Brown Vineyard
29 Chestnut Hill Road
Litchfield, CT
$25 per person includes:
wine, cheese and chocolate tasting.  

Haight-Brown Vineyard will be the site of our Northwest Connecticut Area Alumni Network Kick-off. Join us for The World's Best Cheeses with a Wine, Cheese and Chocolate paring classes. It's educational, fun and lots of yummy wine and food.

Relax and meet fellow alumni as you tour the vineyard and take in the spectacular vista of the vines.  
$25 per person, Click here to register.

Haight-Brown Vineyard has established itself as a relaxed atmosphere where wine lovers of all levels can learn about growing grapes and producing wine. The owners of Haight-Brown have a passion for wine and a desire to educate others in an unpretentious environment. They are determined to erase the intimidation factor of wine and make it a drink that everyone can enjoy.

Fairfield County Network Kick-Off

Thursday, September 24, 2015mclaughlin
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
McLaughlin Vineyards
14 Albert's Hill Road
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

Continuing with our tour of the Connecticut Wine Trail, Fairfield County kicks off its Alumni Network at McLaughlin Vineyards.  Join fellow alumni as we taste their beautiful wines and the tempting treats from Gallucci's of Danbury.  Bring your business cards (and a friend, if you'd like!) and network with alumni from all around Fairfield County.  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. Click here to register.

McLaughlin Vineyards is a year-round farm dedicated to the production of quality wines and maple syrup in a natural environment. Located in Southern Connecticut, the 160 acre historic operation includes 15 acres of vineyards, a 2500 case winery, hiking trail, wine education seminars, a sugar house, sugar maple trees, and even a 50 acre wildlife and bald eagle sanctuary.



Wednesday, September 30, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Academic Quad
(between Buley, Engleman and Earl Halls)

This is a very special day where our students have the opportunity to sit down with our alumni who work in a wide variety of professions in a relaxed atmosphere with a cup of coffee and ask them questions about what it is really like to work in that field.  The tables are small and the atmosphere is cozy.  We serve some light refreshments so it is very easy to break the ice. We would love your help!  Click here to register.

There is also an opportunity for you to network with other participating alumni and have a glass of wine at a reception after the event in the Lyman Center Lobby, right next door from 4:30 - 6:00 pm.   I hope you will be able to join us on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.  The input you share with our students may make all the difference in their choice of career.  From the students’ comments in past years, we know our alumni have had a great impact on their choice of career. We will be following this program up in the spring with a continuation of our Mentoring Program, which we began two years ago.

The Women of Seabury ReunionSEABURY

Friday and Saturday, October 16-17, 2015

At this year's Homecoming celebration, October 16 and 17, The Women of Seabury (those who lived in Seabury Hall from 1959 - 1965) will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its closing to women.  In 1965, Seabury became a men's residence and the women moved to Farnham Hall. If you lived in Seabury Hall during that time period, or even if you didn’t, please join us on Homecoming weekend for fun and reminiscing! Click here to register!

Friday, October 16, 2015
5:00 p.m.
Bellinis's - Buffet Dinner
2 Broadway
North Haven, CT

Saturday, October 17, 2015
2:30 p.m. - Tour of Campus with Admissions Ambassador
4:00 p.m. - Alumni Tent opens at Jess Dow Field with tables reserved
5:00 p.m. - Homecoming Game begins - SCSU vs. Assumption College

Homecoming 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Alumni Tent opens at 4:00 p.m., Game is at 5:00 p.m.tent
SCSU vs. Assumption College

Click here to register for all the fun.  Admission structure has been changed slightly this year.  For active members of the Alumni Association (those who have made a minimum $35 gift between October 18, 2014 and October 17, 2015). admission to the Alumni Tent will be $20 or $15 plus a grocery bag of food.  The food will be donated to the Milford Food Pantry.  The Alumni Association and the Milford Food Pantry have partnered to help feed our students in need.  They visit twice a month to two different locations on campus.  There is no charge to Southern or its students. The food drive is a way for SCSU to say thank you for their generosity to our students.  Click here for a list of items needed for donation to food pantry.

More details coming soon.


Alumni Cruises - www.gonext.com

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