Office of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations
November 2016

Springfield Museums Bus Trip with Professor Dorothy Keller
November 5th

Chapel Bells Mass
Connor Chapel of Our Lady
November 9th

Dr. Judith Perkins Book Lecture
November 15th

"Spiritual Anticipation: The Advent Season and the Saint John's Bible", Professor Dorothy Keller
November 17th

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Compassionate Service at USJ

USJ students will be collecting toiletries and socks from November 1 - November 20 to fill Rose's Boutique at Christ Church Cathedral. Items donated will help those in need through the winter months. 

If you are interested in donating, you may visit one of the following locations:

Fridays from 12:00 - 2:00 in the Maker Space (Across from Public Safety in McGovern Hall)

All other days, 8:30 - 4:30 in Student Affairs Office (2nd Floor of McGovern  Hall)

Joey the Blue Jay has been a very busy bird the past couple of months. He has traveled to Cyprus, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Jamaica and all around the United States. Most recently, Joey dressed up for Halloween and went trick-or-treating around Saint Joe's. 
USJ Blue Jays
Fall Athletic Wrap-Up


Advanced to the GNAC semifinal round for the second consecutive season after sweeping Albertus Magnus, 5-0, at home in the GNAC First Round. Senior Rebecca Mauri and sophomore Sakinah Abdulsalam were named to the All-GNAC Singles Second Team, while sophomore Lucy Roberge was tabbed to the GNAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

Cross Country

Finished fourth out of eight teams at the GNAC Championships, which marks the highest team finish since 2000 when they finished third. Senior Kaneen Gomez-Hixson was the 5K individual champion at the GNAC Championships for the second straight year, topping the 97-runner field with a time of 19:54 and was named the GNAC Women's Runner of the Year. 


Made the GNAC post-season tournament for the 17 th consecutive season finishing the year with a 4-6-1 record in conference play.


Posted its third straight 10+ win season under head coach Dejshona George finishing the season with an 11-16 overall record and 4-7 mark in GNAC action.
Ghosts, History and Mark Twain

The Mark
Twain House, a local and national historic landmark,  minutes away from Saint Joe's, has been deemed haunted by the SyFy Channel's Ghost Hunters . Fourteen brave USJ alumni and friends journeyed through the house on a guided Ghost Tour just last week. Beloved professor and Twain Scholar Dr. Kerry Driscoll was able to join us for the night and explained "it was a very special evening to tour the Twain House after hours in the company of so many former English majors! It was the best, most appropriate, kind of reunion for lovers of literature." Thank you to all who were able to join us! 
Saint John's Bible Lecture Series
Alumni, students, faculty and friends enjoyed an afternoon lecture: Women and Wisdom: volume 6 of the Saint John's Bible with Professor Dorothy Bosch Keller on October 20th.
Professor Keller and student Mary Joerg '19.
Alumni and friends inspired by Professor Keller's words and the beauty of the Saint John's Bible.
Please join us on November 17th for the third lecture in this series with Professor Keller:
Spiritual Inspiration
The Advent Season and the Saint John's Bible.  
For more information on the Saint John's Bible and upcoming events, please  click here.
The Women's Leadership Development Center, the newest initiative of the University, welcomed over 170 guests to campus last week for its inaugural event, Working to Elevate Women to the C-suite.

Panelists included:
  • Sheila Hartnett '74, Chairman/CEO of Geometry Global
  • Patti LaMonica, Executive Director of Emergency Medicine and Pre-hospital Service Line
  • Madelyn Lankton, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Office, Enterprise, Operations and eBusiness, Travelers
  • JoAnn Price, Co-founder/Managing Partner, Fairview Capital 
Moderated by Nancy Roath '72, the panel shared their expertise and took questions from the audience. 

The program concluded with closing remarks from Marty Gervasi '82, Chief Human Resource Officer at The Hartford. Following the event, attendees took part in a lively networking reception sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. 

The next event will be held November 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the Crystal Room, Mercy Hall. Rob King, member of USJ Board of Trustees and Senior Vice President of SportsCenter and News at ESPN, will speak on Are You Ready for the Job Market?

All are welcome to attend our workshops, training, courses, and forums to strengthen your skills and accomplish your career goals.  Remember to check our calendar   for upcoming events.

The Fairfield Alumni Group has been gathering  for over 40 years for social, cultural and educational activities.  Just last week several members met at the Westport Country Playhouse for a stunning performance of  Camelot. 
"What a special afternoon it was to visit with the Fairfield Alumni Group and to be able enjoy a wonderful performance ", said Sarah Blanchard, Director of Alumni Relations at USJ. 

If you are interested in becoming a member or joining them for a future outing, please contact Sarah Blanchard at or 860.231.5355
"Can You Do Well While Doing Good?"  

Please join us on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Connor Chapel of Our Lady for this insightful  discussion, led by University of Notre Dame Professor, Rev. Oliver Williams, C.S.C.. Reverend Williams  will outline how managers can exhibit superior performance in business and still be a model of virtue and ethical values.

For further details,  click here
Congratulations to our very own Steven Raider-Ginsburg, Director of the Autorino Center of the Arts and Humanities, for being selected to take part in the National Arts Strategies annual Executive Program: Community and Culture.  The goal of the program is to teach the tools needed to bring innovative ideas to life.  "It's an honor and a privilege to be with a select group of arts leaders and gather over the next 15 months to discuss and plan a vibrant cultural future," says Raider-Ginsburg,  "Thank you to the National Arts Strategies for creating such a comprehensive training. I look forward to bringing new ideas an connections back to USJ."
Physician Assistant Program set to welcome inaugural class in 2017 

Good news for USJ!  The Physician Assistant program was recently granted Accreditation-Provisonal status! This is the first milestone in a multi-step accreditation process and allows USJ to enroll the inaugural class of physician assistant students. 

Did you know we received over 300 applications for the 35 seats available?

We look forward to showcasing the newly renovated and expanded Lourdes Hall, home for the Physician Assistant Program, with you in the coming months. 
Dancing at Saint Joe's

This past weekend, recent USJ alumni Zoe Allard '14, Patrice Hayes '14, Mary Gollan '14, Chelsea Chiappa '14 and Alida Lamagna '16 returned to campus to participate in the 14th Annual 5X5 Festival. It was a dynamic blend of educators,
performers, choreographers, and students, who convened to study and perform. They shared their experiences, talent and inspiration through participating in classes, workshops, discussions and performances. Check back on Facebook for photos and highlights from the weekend.