As a student at Saint Michael’s College, Alex Monahan was very involved, both inside and outside of the classroom. In fact, Monahan partook in the Student Government, eventually becoming president of the student body, and helped run Little Brother, Little Sister, a mentoring program for MOVE (Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts). Speaking of his extracurricular activities, Monahan says they helped him with his professional development, “I worked with a lot of people that went to Bentley; I find that people who go to liberal arts colleges are much more well-rounded and do better in the business world.”
Monahan has been working in the same office since graduation. He began working at Caturano and Company, a regional insurance firm that was acquired by a national firm, McGladrey, where he currently works as a CPA. Monahan also continues the values Saint Michael’s instilled in him during his four years of college, volunteering as the executive director for Last Hope K9 Rescue, a dog rescue in Boston. “My sister, who graduated in 2012 from Saint Michael’s, volunteered for the rescue in Burlington. When she graduated and came back to Boston, she found this rescue that just started. She looped me in because they needed somebody with a business background to help run it. I started as the treasurer because I had an accounting background, and about a year ago became the executive director”.
Today, Last Hope has about 500 volunteers who run the entire rescue. “We essentially adopt around 1,000 dogs a year. Only three-years old, the organization has come a long way very quickly and it’s a part of something that St. Mike’s definitely taught me; giving back to the community.”