Get Involved

“Giving back to St. Mike’s has been an enriching experience both personally and professionally. I have enjoyed serving on the Alumni Board and participating in the on campus Career Symposium and Career Event in Boston. The SMC grads that my company has hired over the years have been awesome! My father-in-law, husband and I all graduated from SMC and benefited from the well-roundedness of the education we received. My husband and I are passionate about investing in education and know our donations to Saint Michael’s are assisting students obtain a great education like we did.” – Amy Murphy Dowd ’92

Saint Michael’s is always looking for volunteers to help keep our off campus community connected to the College. Even if you have a busy schedule you can participate in one of the many short-term volunteer opportunities we offer. Explore the different opportunities below for more information on the ways you can get involved!

For more information on volunteering with Saint Michael’s, email Angela Armour ’99 M’09, director of alumni and family engagement at aarmour@smcvt.edu.

SMC Connect

Purple Knights, we heard you.
This is the way you want to give back.

Introducing SMC Connect – an online community designed to bring members of the Saint Michael’s College community together like never before.

Users can reach out to other SMC Connect members through the chat feature to ask questions and seek advice. You can also join one of the nearly 40 distinct “Communities” based on geographic location, affinity, shared experiences, and professional background.

No personal information is ever exchanged and all communication is sent in real-time to the recipient’s preferred email.

If you are a student wanting deeper information about an alum’s company, industry, or are looking for a supportive mentor and don’t know where to start – SMC Connect is there to help. Whether it’s through a chat or by setting up a call, this platform is for career advising.

If you are an alum looking to build your network, change careers, or assist a fellow Purple Knight on their professional path – SMC Connect is the tool for you.

If you’re a faculty member looking to bring an alum or parent into your classroom to speak to your students – SMC Connect is the perfect starting point.

Bringing the St. Mike’s family together – SMC Connect is making it happen everyday.

Alumni Clubs

The Saint Michael’s Alumni Association has several Clubs (formerly called “chapters”) around the country, with the majority located in the Northeast. Clubs plan and host a variety of events for alumni, parents and friends throughout the year. The following cities are designated clubs with the current leaders and their contact email listed below. Club leaders act as the liaison between the Club and the College to plan events and coordinate other volunteers.

Events have been held on a wide range of topics including happy hours, service days, career networking and more. Be sure to connect with the designated club leaders below if you are interested in helping plan an event.

While Saint Michael’s events are held across the country annually, the following list of clubs typically have at least two events per year.

Albany

Steve Furlong ’99 stephenfurlong77@gmail.com

Boston

Alix Lara ’16 alixkatherine05@gmail.com
Caitlyn Burke ’14 caitlyneburke@gmail.com

Burlington

Allison Gardner ’05  allisong@livingvermont.com
Meghan Sweezey ’10 sweeze4@gmail.com
Renee Davitt ’86 P’16 P’22 rdavitt@smcvt.edu 

Denver

Christine (Amoresano) Gallager ’11 camoresano201@gmail.com
Mike Brown ’14 mfbrown130@gmail.com

Hartford, CT

Jackie (Chilsom) Orolowski ’11 jaclyn.orlowski@gmail.com
Mary Joan Picone ’87 maryjoanp.rjrrc@sbcglobal.net

Los Angeles

Mallory (Wood) Willsea ’08 mallorywillsea@gmail.com
Katie Kevorkian ’06 katiekevorkian@gmail.com
Cathy Cesarz ’96 cecesarz@hotmail.com

New York City

Heather (Lessard) Fichthorn ’12 lessard.heather@gmail.com
Mairead (Moore) Foley ’09 mairead.q.moore@gmail.com
Niall Keane ’18 niallwkeane@gmail.com

Portland, ME

Courtney Smith ’12 courtneysmith.art@gmail.com
Michael Harvie ’88 mharvie@disabilityrms.com

Rhode Island

Emma Stenberg ’10 emma.stenberg@gmail.com

Washington, D.C.

Richie Bernache ’16 rwb57@georgetown.edu
Suzy Leous ’86 smleous@gmail.com
Shannon McQueen ’16 12mcqueens@gmail.com
Annie (Sanner) Rosello ’94 arosello@smcvt.edu


Don’t see your city listed here but are interested in planning/hosting an alumni event? Please email alumni@smcvt.edu and we’ll help you plan an event in your area. You can also contact the Club representative in your area if you would like to become more involved.

Alumni Admissions Program

Our alumni are our best admissions counselors. You are the ones who have a story to share with prospective students about St. Mike’s. We want to provide you with an opportunity to connect with high school students who are interested in attaining a St. Mike’s education.

The Alum-Knights volunteer group works directly to assist the Office of Admission along with the Alumni Board of Directors. No matter where you live you can participate in one or more of the following:

  • College Fairs
  • Adopt a High School Program
  • Interviews with prospective students
  • Virtual and In-person Panels
  • Instagram Live Series
  • Being a Featured Alumni Profile

For more information on these programs and how you can become involved please contact Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Jacob Pelletier ’14 at jpelletier2@smcvt.edu 

Nominate a Future Knight

Do you know someone who might like Saint Michael’s College as much as you? We are always interested in high school students and potential transfer students who might want to learn more about Saint Michael’s, we just need you to let us know who they are.

  • Thanks to your recommendation, the student you nominate will receive a $1,000 Scholarship for each of their four years if they enroll at Saint Michael’s College.
  • Nominations must be received by December 1 of the student’s senior year of high school (For non-transfers).
  • Each student is eligible to receive one grant valued at $1,000 (even if he or she has been nominated by more than one person).
  • A student who is eligible for employee remission or who receives the Tuition Exchange benefit is not eligible for this grant.

Submit your nomination here!

Career Advisory Network

One of the simplest ways a Saint Michael’s graduate can stay involved is by becoming a member of SMC Connect. By joining this online network, you are inviting current students and fellow alumni to contact you to discuss your profession, company or industry and to offer advice from your first-hand work experience.

If your employer has jobs or internship opportunities you’d like to pass on to Saint Michael’s students make sure your HR Office has a Handshake account and accepts Saint Michael’s College as a viewable institution. For more information, email careereducation@smcvt.edu.

Reunion Chair and Committee

Reunion Chair and Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Reunion is a special time to celebrate with old friends and meet new ones while supporting the College through financial giving.

If you are approaching a reunion year and are interested in volunteering to help make it a successful event for your class please read the following:

Reunion Co-Chair Responsibilities

As a co-chair your responsibilities include reaching out to your classmates, asking them to participate in your class gift, and getting as many of your classmates as possible to come to campus during reunion.

You and your fellow co-chair(s) will plan your class event, write a minimum of one letters and 2-3 emails, and determine what your class’ participation and dollar goals should be.

Co-chairs will work with a staff member from the Institutional Advancement Office who will walk them through the process.

Reunion Committee Responsibilities

In the spring leading up to your reunion you will reach out to a number (determined by co-chairs) of your classmates through phone calls, emails, Facebook, and LinkedIn to encourage class gift participation and attendance at reunion.

For more information on volunteering for your upcoming reunion, please email alumni@smcvt.edu and write “Reunion Volunteer” in your subject line.

SMC Alumni for Racial Justice

SMC Alumni for Racial Justice is a collaborative group of alumni formed to support current members of the SMC community, including students, faculty, and fellow alumni, to promote belonging and justice for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students. We advocate for anti-racist practices to be held at the forefront of Saint Michael’s College through supporting student initiatives, advocating for inclusive hiring practices, and maintaining strong communication between administration and alumni in order to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Please email smcalumni.racialjustice@gmail.com if you would like to be on our email list to learn about upcoming actions and monthly meetings.

SMC Connect

Purple Knights, we heard you.
This is the way you want to give back.

Introducing SMC Connect – an online community designed to bring members of the Saint Michael’s College community together like never before.

Users can reach out to other SMC Connect members through the chat feature to ask questions and seek advice. You can also join one of the nearly 40 distinct “Communities” based on geographic location, affinity, shared experiences, and professional background.

No personal information is ever exchanged and all communication is sent in real-time to the recipient’s preferred email.

If you are a student wanting deeper information about an alum’s company, industry, or are looking for a supportive mentor and don’t know where to start – SMC Connect is there to help. Whether it’s through a chat or by setting up a call, this platform is for career advising.

If you are an alum looking to build your network, change careers, or assist a fellow Purple Knight on their professional path – SMC Connect is the tool for you.

If you’re a faculty member looking to bring an alum or parent into your classroom to speak to your students – SMC Connect is the perfect starting point.

Bringing the St. Mike’s family together – SMC Connect is making it happen everyday.

Alumni Clubs

The Saint Michael’s Alumni Association has several Clubs (formerly called “chapters”) around the country, with the majority located in the Northeast. Clubs plan and host a variety of events for alumni, parents and friends throughout the year. The following cities are designated clubs with the current leaders and their contact email listed below. Club leaders act as the liaison between the Club and the College to plan events and coordinate other volunteers.

Events have been held on a wide range of topics including happy hours, service days, career networking and more. Be sure to connect with the designated club leaders below if you are interested in helping plan an event.

While Saint Michael’s events are held across the country annually, the following list of clubs typically have at least two events per year.

Albany

Steve Furlong ’99 stephenfurlong77@gmail.com

Boston

Alix Lara ’16 alixkatherine05@gmail.com
Caitlyn Burke ’14 caitlyneburke@gmail.com

Burlington

Allison Gardner ’05  allisong@livingvermont.com
Meghan Sweezey ’10 sweeze4@gmail.com
Renee Davitt ’86 P’16 P’22 rdavitt@smcvt.edu 

Denver

Christine (Amoresano) Gallager ’11 camoresano201@gmail.com
Mike Brown ’14 mfbrown130@gmail.com

Hartford, CT

Jackie (Chilsom) Orolowski ’11 jaclyn.orlowski@gmail.com
Mary Joan Picone ’87 maryjoanp.rjrrc@sbcglobal.net

Los Angeles

Mallory (Wood) Willsea ’08 mallorywillsea@gmail.com
Katie Kevorkian ’06 katiekevorkian@gmail.com
Cathy Cesarz ’96 cecesarz@hotmail.com

New York City

Heather (Lessard) Fichthorn ’12 lessard.heather@gmail.com
Mairead (Moore) Foley ’09 mairead.q.moore@gmail.com
Niall Keane ’18 niallwkeane@gmail.com

Portland, ME

Courtney Smith ’12 courtneysmith.art@gmail.com
Michael Harvie ’88 mharvie@disabilityrms.com

Rhode Island

Emma Stenberg ’10 emma.stenberg@gmail.com

Washington, D.C.

Richie Bernache ’16 rwb57@georgetown.edu
Suzy Leous ’86 smleous@gmail.com
Shannon McQueen ’16 12mcqueens@gmail.com
Annie (Sanner) Rosello ’94 arosello@smcvt.edu


Don’t see your city listed here but are interested in planning/hosting an alumni event? Please email alumni@smcvt.edu and we’ll help you plan an event in your area. You can also contact the Club representative in your area if you would like to become more involved.

Alumni Admissions Program

Our alumni are our best admissions counselors. You are the ones who have a story to share with prospective students about St. Mike’s. We want to provide you with an opportunity to connect with high school students who are interested in attaining a St. Mike’s education.

The Alum-Knights volunteer group works directly to assist the Office of Admission along with the Alumni Board of Directors. No matter where you live you can participate in one or more of the following:

  • College Fairs
  • Adopt a High School Program
  • Interviews with prospective students
  • Virtual and In-person Panels
  • Instagram Live Series
  • Being a Featured Alumni Profile

For more information on these programs and how you can become involved please contact Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Jacob Pelletier ’14 at jpelletier2@smcvt.edu 

Nominate a Future Knight

Do you know someone who might like Saint Michael’s College as much as you? We are always interested in high school students and potential transfer students who might want to learn more about Saint Michael’s, we just need you to let us know who they are.

  • Thanks to your recommendation, the student you nominate will receive a $1,000 Scholarship for each of their four years if they enroll at Saint Michael’s College.
  • Nominations must be received by December 1 of the student’s senior year of high school (For non-transfers).
  • Each student is eligible to receive one grant valued at $1,000 (even if he or she has been nominated by more than one person).
  • A student who is eligible for employee remission or who receives the Tuition Exchange benefit is not eligible for this grant.

Submit your nomination here!

Career Advisory Network

One of the simplest ways a Saint Michael’s graduate can stay involved is by becoming a member of SMC Connect. By joining this online network, you are inviting current students and fellow alumni to contact you to discuss your profession, company or industry and to offer advice from your first-hand work experience.

If your employer has jobs or internship opportunities you’d like to pass on to Saint Michael’s students make sure your HR Office has a Handshake account and accepts Saint Michael’s College as a viewable institution. For more information, email careereducation@smcvt.edu.

Reunion Chair and Committee

Reunion Chair and Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Reunion is a special time to celebrate with old friends and meet new ones while supporting the College through financial giving.

If you are approaching a reunion year and are interested in volunteering to help make it a successful event for your class please read the following:

Reunion Co-Chair Responsibilities

As a co-chair your responsibilities include reaching out to your classmates, asking them to participate in your class gift, and getting as many of your classmates as possible to come to campus during reunion.

You and your fellow co-chair(s) will plan your class event, write a minimum of one letters and 2-3 emails, and determine what your class’ participation and dollar goals should be.

Co-chairs will work with a staff member from the Institutional Advancement Office who will walk them through the process.

Reunion Committee Responsibilities

In the spring leading up to your reunion you will reach out to a number (determined by co-chairs) of your classmates through phone calls, emails, Facebook, and LinkedIn to encourage class gift participation and attendance at reunion.

For more information on volunteering for your upcoming reunion, please email alumni@smcvt.edu and write “Reunion Volunteer” in your subject line.

SMC Alumni for Racial Justice

SMC Alumni for Racial Justice is a collaborative group of alumni formed to support current members of the SMC community, including students, faculty, and fellow alumni, to promote belonging and justice for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students. We advocate for anti-racist practices to be held at the forefront of Saint Michael’s College through supporting student initiatives, advocating for inclusive hiring practices, and maintaining strong communication between administration and alumni in order to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Please email smcalumni.racialjustice@gmail.com if you would like to be on our email list to learn about upcoming actions and monthly meetings.