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

St. Michael’s is always looking for volunteers to help our off campus community stay connected to the College. Our new Life After College initiative is designed to bring together current students and alumni of all ages for expanded professional development opportunities. Even if you have a busy schedule you can participate in one of the many short-term volunteer opportunities we offer as part of the LAC program.

  • Offer career mentoring, an internship, job shadowing, be a panelist for a career event, visit a classroom and so much more as part of our new Life After College initiative.
  • Give career advice to a fellow graduate or a current student by joining SMC Connect – our new online networking and mentoring platform just for the Purple Knight community.
  • Help plan your class reunion and bring your friends and classmates back to campus
  • Plan a club event in your area to connect with other alumni
  • Assist the Admissions Office with recruiting prospective students in your area
  • Nominate a Future Knight by sending us the names of high school students you feel would be a great addition to the St. Mike’s family
  • Share your news with classmates and friends by submitting a class note for inclusion in an upcoming issue of the Saint Michael’s College Magazine
  • Nominate yourself or other alumni for one of our Alumni Awards given out during Reunion Weekend each June.

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 – our dynamic new online community designed to bring Saint Michael’s College students and alumni together like never before.

Students can reach out to our vast network of alumni from all over the world to ask career-related questions and seek advice. They can schedule a call with an alum or send an introductory message through the chat feature.

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.

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.

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

Join us!

Alumni Clubs

The Saint Michael’s Alumni Association has several Clubs (formerly called “chapters”) around the country, but concentrated mostly in the Northeast part of the U.S. Clubs plan and host a variety of events for alumni, parents and friends throughout the year. The following cities are designated as 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.

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

Burlington

Meghan Sweezey ’10 sweeze4@gmail.com
Allison Gardner ’05  allisong@livingvermont.com

New York City

Mairead Moore ’09 mairead.q.moore@gmail.com
Niall Keane ’18 niallwkeane@gmail.com

Rhode Island

Emma Stenberg ’10 emma.stenberg@gmail.com

Portland, ME

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

Washington, D.C.

Richie Bernache ’16 rwb57@georgetown.edu
Annie (Sanner) Rosello ’94 akrosello@mac.com


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 Alumni Association’s Board of Directors has a committee devoted to assisting the Admissions Office with finding graduates who are wiling to help recruit intelligent and dynamic students. No matter where you live you can participate in one or more of the following:

  • College Fairs
  • Interviews with prospective students

For more information on these programs and how you can become involved please contact Admissions Counselor Jacob Pelletier ’14 at jpelletier2@smcvt.edu 

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.

Thank You!

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.

Thank you!

SMC Connect

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

Introducing SMC Connect – our dynamic new online community designed to bring Saint Michael’s College students and alumni together like never before.

Students can reach out to our vast network of alumni from all over the world to ask career-related questions and seek advice. They can schedule a call with an alum or send an introductory message through the chat feature.

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.

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.

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

Join us!

Alumni Clubs

The Saint Michael’s Alumni Association has several Clubs (formerly called “chapters”) around the country, but concentrated mostly in the Northeast part of the U.S. Clubs plan and host a variety of events for alumni, parents and friends throughout the year. The following cities are designated as 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.

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

Burlington

Meghan Sweezey ’10 sweeze4@gmail.com
Allison Gardner ’05  allisong@livingvermont.com

New York City

Mairead Moore ’09 mairead.q.moore@gmail.com
Niall Keane ’18 niallwkeane@gmail.com

Rhode Island

Emma Stenberg ’10 emma.stenberg@gmail.com

Portland, ME

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

Washington, D.C.

Richie Bernache ’16 rwb57@georgetown.edu
Annie (Sanner) Rosello ’94 akrosello@mac.com


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 Alumni Association’s Board of Directors has a committee devoted to assisting the Admissions Office with finding graduates who are wiling to help recruit intelligent and dynamic students. No matter where you live you can participate in one or more of the following:

  • College Fairs
  • Interviews with prospective students

For more information on these programs and how you can become involved please contact Admissions Counselor Jacob Pelletier ’14 at jpelletier2@smcvt.edu 

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.

Thank You!

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.

Thank you!