May 2017
2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Kathleen Driscoll Amatangelo '62 
Mary Anne Gaetti '62
Jahana Fleming Hayes M'12
Marilynn Roberge Malerba '83

Please join us on Thursday, May 18, to celebrate four remarkable Saint Joseph alumnae and  their outstanding accomplishments and continuous involvement with the University.

6 p.m. - Reception
7 p.m. - Dinner and Awards
Libby Dickerson '16, Mary Dickerson '89, Christine Cohen '98, M'05, Alison Dillion M'98, Nancy Cocchiola '70, Susie Dickerson '15, and Judie McCann '84
2017 Legacy Luncheon

Did you know that over 700 USJ alumni have a living family member who also attended Saint Joe's? In celebration of these wonderful relationships, a joyful group gathered for lunch with President Free in the Crystal Room for our Legacy Luncheon. 

See more photos of the event here .
 Come Celebrate &Thank the Sisters of Mercy
The 2017 Imagine...The Sky's the Limit Gala will honor the Sisters of Mercy and their legacy at the University of Saint Joseph . Founded on the values of commitment to women, compassionate service, academic excellence, respect and integrity, multiculturalism and diversity, and Catholic identity, the institution remains dedicated to the important work Catherine McAuley devoted her life and religious order to. Rooted in the history of strength and stability, the University continues to move into the future sure of its mission to serve the community and educate students who will make a difference in the world. 

We hope you will join us as we honor the Sisters of Mercy at our Gala on Friday, June 9 for dinner, dancing, and an exclusive silent auction. 

Dianne Zabara Wallace, Bobbi Daniello Krajci, Laura Baione Hayden, Mary Cedilotte Stephenson, Joanne Warner Fyfe, Joan Kelly, Sandra Dawson Sheridan, Ann Anastasio

Schroeder, Eleanor Gervasini Willis

A Gathering of Friends
Who said you have to wait for a Reunion to visit with classmates? Not the Class of 1971, who recently gathered on campus for a book discussion with Laura Hayden '71 about her novel, "Staying Alive: A Love Story." The class then enjoyed a light lunch and a tour of the newly-renovated Lourdes Hall with Carrie Walker, MPAS, MS, PA-C, director and chair of the Physician Assistant Studies Program. 

If you and your classmates would like to come to campus for lunch, a lecture, or an event, please let us know and we will help with the arrangements. 

Please contact or 860.231.5447
School of Pharmacy Alumni Night Out


Calling all School of Pharmacy Alumni: Please join us for the first official alumni gathering on Friday, June 23, at the School of Pharmacy. Come and celebrate your USJ connections with fellow alumni, faculty, and staff. 


Invitation to follow.

Reunion 2017

We hope by now you have received your Reunion "Save the Date" postcard and have marked September 16, 2017 on your calendar. Many of the class committees have met and are planning some wonderful activities.The final schedule is being planned and the invitation will mail in the coming months. 

If you have ideas, comments, or suggestions about Reunion 2017. Please reach out to us at or 860.231.5447.

Judith Potter Lee, Cindy Luba Dubowsky,Cindy Roessler

USJ Wine Series

USJ hosted a wine tasting at Arrigoni Winery in Portland, Conn. on Saturday, April 29. Alumni came out to sip on refreshing wine and spend time with each other. 

The next wine tasting is planned for May 20 at Saltwater Farms Vineyard in Stonington, Conn. 

For questions or to register, please contact us at 860.231.5447 or visit us online here.
Task Force on Coeducation
After an intensive six-month study, involving 12 working groups, the Task Force on Coeducation has submitted its report.  We wish to thank the many alumni who volunteered their time and shared their insight throughout the process.
The Board of Trustees has received the information and will make a decision in the coming months.  Check our website periodically for updates.

Trivia Question

What were the first three buildings built on campus?

Email us your answer at The first person to answer correctly will win a prize.  

All correct answers received by June 1, will be entered into a drawing to win a prize.
The winner, answer, and a new question will be announced in the June edition.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 8
Full Moon Yoga
7:45 p.m.
Lynch Hall, Sunken Garden
Register here

Thursday, May 18
2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner 
6 p.m.
McGovern Lounge
Register here

Friday, June 9 
Imagine...The Sky's the Limit Gala
6 p.m.
Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, Conn.
Register here

Learn more about our upcoming events here.
The USJ Annual Fund


Your gift to the USJ Annual Fund directly supports the University's greatest needs: scholarship support, teaching excellence and faculty development, curricular initiatives, and campus enhancements. 


Our fiscal year is coming to a close on June 30.  Please make your gift today in support of the USJ Annual Fund.
Make your gift today here.

USJ at the Hartford Yard Goats

The weather was perfect. The company was great. Roughly 30 USJ alumni, students, friends, and staff came out and enjoyed each others company and a night of baseball.
Fairfield Alumni Gathering

Wednesday, June 28
5:30 p.m.
Spinning Wheel Restaurant

For more information, please contact Tonja Russo at 860.231.5447