In this issue: Fall 2016 Graduates, Bassick High School Partnership, Reunions, Fall Convocation and Flag Raising, Housatonic Community College Radiography Program Partnership, Alumni Mentoring Program Update, 2017 Alumni Day & More
Feature Stories
St. Vincent's College Spirit of Giving Back
Throughout the fall semester St. Vincent's College students, staff and faculty continued to the live out the College mission by giving back to the less fortunate. During this holiday season we will celebrate this "Spirit of Giving Back" by sharing different stories about our community service efforts.

Al's Angels Thanksgiving Meal Project

On Saturday, November 12th St. Vincent's College student, staff and faculty volunteers came together for Al's Angels Thanksgiving Meal Assembly event in Bridgeport. There was a great spirit of collaboration and community from the volunteers in attendance who helped make Thanksgiving a bit brighter for so many families. Over 1,600 meals were prepared for families with children battling cancer, rare blood diseases and severe financial hardship. Volunteers also donated unwrapped toys for the upcoming holiday toy drive.

Congratulations Fall 2016 Nursing Graduates 


  Housatonic Community College Partners with St. Vincent's College  on Radiography Program

Housatonic Community College and St. Vincent's College will enroll students
for the spring 2017 semester into an Associate Degree program in Radiologic Sciences. Students will take specific courses at HCC and other courses at St. Vincent's College. Students will pay the community college tuition rate for all the courses in the degree program.
The program will prepare students for work in Radiography, an imaging technique using electromagnetic radiation other than visible light to view non-transparent objects. The images are used by radiologists for diagnosis and treatment plans.
The admission process will integrate courses and financial aid at the two schools and students must work with advisors at both schools in planning their academic schedules and progress.
Upon completion of the program, students will earn an Associate Degree in Radiography from St. Vincent's College. They will be eligible to take the ARRT examination for certification and Conn. licensure. Those students who wish to continue their education will be able to seamlessly transfer their credits into the Bachelor's Degree in Radiologic Sciences at St. Vincent's College.
The Radiologic Sciences Associate Degree program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and is licensed and accredited by the State of Connecticut Board of Governors for Higher Education.
HCC President Paul Broadie says, "This important partnership with St. Vincent's College gives us the unique opportunity to offer a timely program in the sciences whose graduates are in high demand. We look forward to this association with St. Vincent's College and developing other programs to help our students on the path to outstanding careers."
St. Vincent's College President Michael Gargano stated, "The development of a regional education consortium that offers quality education, provided by exceptional faculty is good for the State of Connecticut and the Bridgeport metropolitan region. This initiative will set in motion other consortium education programs that will substantially increase the number of Bridgeport residents with an advanced academic credential. This is a model program that acknowledges the possibilities when institutions of higher learning embody the spirit and intent of Students First!"

CT Post Reports on the Bassick High School/St. Vincent's College Partnership

Golf Tournament Raises Over $28,000 For Student Scholarships

The 6 th Annual St. Vincent's College Golf Tournament presented by Lord Chamberlain Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on September 19, 2016 at Oronoque Country Club was a great success despite the very rainy weather taking place that day. The tournament raised over $28,000 that will go directly to the Student Scholarship Fund.

Sponsors of the event included Partners Pharmacy, McKesson, Lighthouse Insurance and Risk Management, Unitex, All American Waste, D'Addario Buick/GMC/Cadillac, Admerica and Ryder's Health Management.

The 7 th Annual St. Vincent's College Golf Tournament is sched
uled for September 2017, specific date to be announced at the beginning of 2017.  
St. Vincent's College Alumni & Friends Foursome 

Class of 1956 Reunited In September

This group of ladies have stayed in touch throughout the years and this year celebrated their 60th reunion in September with a luncheon in Fairfield. They affectionately nick name their group the "Phi Beta Bedpans"

 " Phi Beta Bedpans" - Seated: Jeanne Bukovcik Buynak, Kathy Coyle Brennan
Standing: Pat Kranyik Butzko, Mary Canevari Minopoli, Anne(Anamae) Lucey Surber 

Update - Alumni Mentoring Program 
Spring semester mentors and mentees can apply! 

The Alumni Association will be hosting an Alumni Mentoring event in early 2017. Sign up today to mentor and meet your mentee at the beginning of the Spring semester! 
Alumni Career Services
Job search, resume builder and local job opportunities

Reminder for those that might be looking for a job, St. Vincent's College  launched a new online career services management system earlier this Fall that is now available to alumni. College Central Network is web based, mobile friendly and available 24x7. It provides students and alumni with online tools to manage their job search including an online resume builder, career related articles, podcasts with advice on job search success, access to exclusive job postings from local employers as well as a national job board. This is all free to St. Vincent's College alumni! To learn more or create your own account please contact the alumni office at 203-576-6262 or

Also available on the College website are several local healthcare job opportunities  from employers specifically looking to hire St. Vincent's College graduates.

Myriam Alvarado Nominated as the 2016 Employee of the Year

Myriam Alvarado, Administrative Assistant for Academics was recently nominated as the St. Vincent's College Employee of the Year and Alumni from the Class of 2014. She received several nominations from the College community for this award and is described as an employee that continuously goes above and beyond. Please read below some of the quotes take from the nominations submitted in her behalf.

"She is a team player, always willing to help out keeping the needs of the students and the employees in mind."
"She truly cares about the College and all contained within its walls. She is a role model for us all. She serves the St. Vincent's community by integrating the core values of wisdom, creativity and dedication in her everyday work."

Myriam finds great joy in her work at St. Vincent's College "It's always a pleasure coming to work every day knowing that I will find such lovely and engaging people. St. Vincent's has been my home away from home and being surrounded by positive, motivated people is what makes every day worthwhile".

Congratulations Myriam !

Upcoming Events MD
Save the Date:
Alumni Day Cocktail Recepton 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017                     
5:00pm - 7:30pm

Testo's Ristorante
City, State

Invitations to be mailed in late January 2017.

 For more information please contact
Fall Convocation Mass, Flag Raising and Academic Ceremony

St. Vincent's College celebrated the new semester with a Mass and Fall Convocation Ceremony on Wednesday September 14, 2016. Bishop Frank Caggiano conducted the mass for a full house including St. Vincent's College students, staff, faculty, medical center leadership and friends of the College.

A St. Vincent's College 25 thAnniversary flag was blessed by the bishop and later raised on the flag pole outside St. Vincent's Medical Center.

Following the mass and flag raising ceremony was the Fall Academic Convocation ceremony which included the following speakers Brian Sager a current nursing student, Sister Mary Ellen Lacey representing the Daughters of Charity,  and James Wittstein the Assistant Professor of Nursing.



Alumni Volunteers SVSNS
What better way to give back to SVC 
Upcoming 2017 volunteer opportunities:


January/February:  2017 Distinguished Alumni of the Year Nomination Committee

March:  Open House greeter

March:  Open House alumni panel speaker 
If you are interested in volunteering please contact

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Produced by St. Vincent's College
Alumni & Development Office

Sharon Beasley, Alumni & Development Associate

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