This past August, I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Lorraine Sterritt at our annual Boston Red Sox alumni event, shortly after she joined Saint Michael’s in July. Her enthusiasm and excitement for being part of our community is contagious! She has truly hit the ground running, documenting her experiences both on and off campus on her Facebook and Instagram accounts. Our September Alumni Board meeting coincided with Dr. Sterritt’s inauguration, allowing many of our board members to attend the ceremony. It was a wonderful occasion to be back on campus as we welcomed our newest leader on the perfect early-Fall day.
I hope you have already participated in our first ever Nominate a Knight Challenge where the alumni community are facing off against current students to see who can nominate the most prospective students. A hearty thank you to those who have submitted names! The challenge goes through November 15th and I know the Admission Office would love to hear from you if any new names of prospective students come to mind.
If you haven’t had the chance to create an account with SMC Connect, I encourage you to do so. SMC Connect is a new social media platform for current students and alumni that allows connections to form based on geographic location, industry or shared interests such as academic majors, athletics or organizations on campus you may have participated in. The personalization of the connections made within SMC Connect is what sets it apart from other platforms such as LinkedIn and makes introductions and networking easier for students and alumni.
Lastly, I’d like to acknowledge outgoing Alumni Board President, Annie Rosello '94 for her ten years of service to the Board. Annie started her tenure with the Board as the Washington, DC club rep, then as a Director, Vice President and President. Annie is one of the finest examples of a Saint Michael’s alumnus; one who gives time, talent and treasure to ensuring current and future students and alums have the best possible experience at each stage of their affiliation with the College. We will miss Annie’s laughter and smile at our meetings and wish her the very best as she begins a term on the Board of Trustees.
Craig E. Duffy '06
President, Saint Michael's College Alumni Association
Date posted: 10/18/18