The Young Alumni Committee—a subcommittee of the Alumni Association Board of Governors—seeks to address issues related to the needs of alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years. The Committee acts as a voice for young alumni concerns to the Alumni Association and the University. Its primary mission is to advocate for young alumni and foster strong connections between young alumni and to CUA. In addition, with the Committee's assistance, the Alumni Association is able to reach and serve our young alumni with the goal of recognizing, encouraging, and developing their talents and making available valuable resources.
The 2013-2014 Young Alumni Committee
2013: Erin Davarese, Sarah Morris
2012: Quinlan Brennan, Kelly Ferrante, Sarah Plante
2011: Kerri Doherty, Theo Torrez
2010: Ashley Burghardt, Julie Mullen
2009: Bridget Gannon, Beth Kramer
2008: Andrew Cox, Jonathan Lewis
2007: Mark Fellin
2006: Alison LaRose Montez, Bernadette Di Rita
The 2012-2013 Young Alumni Committee
2010: Julie Mullen
2009: Bridget Gannon, Beth Kramer, Meghan Lynch, Patrick Ortman
2008: Anthony Buatti, Andrew Cox, Edward Martin, Jon Otto, John Patrick Walsh
2007: Stephen Wheeler
How do I join the Young Alumni Committee?
Young alumni can contact Mike Minetti at firstname.lastname@example.org if they are interested in joining. We are always looking for passionate and dedicated alumni to serve and volunteer.
Young Alumni Committee -- Current Guidelines and Expectations
- The YA Committee will accurately represent the larger young alumni demographic, with a variety of graduation years, social capital, and a commitment to seek diversity.
- The YA Committee will consist of no more than 12 graduates of the past ten graduated classes. Furthermore, the Committee will consist of no more than three current students and, in addition, will include appropriate member(s) of the Alumni Relations staff.
- Committee members will serve a term of at least one year and will serve no more than two consecutive terms.
- The YA Committee will meet twice a year to plan the committee's events and for committee related work.
- The YA Committee will aim to create and support no less than eight young alumni programs each year.
- The YA Committee will actively engage individuals from the young alumni audience to participate in young alumni sponsored programming.
- The YA Committee will promote and participate in student engagement efforts. Committee members are expected to foster and develop future Young Alumni Committee members by nominating potential committee members.
- Committee members are expected to respond to committee communication including emails, phone calls, text messages, and social media requests in a reasonable amount of time.
- Committee members are expected to participate in two-thirds of the YA programs each year. In addition, Committee members are expected to participate in signature events including but not limited to Cardinal Weekend, the New Alumni event, and Odyssey Day.
- The YA Committee members are expected to act in the best interest of all CUA young alumni.