No matter where life takes you, Drew graduates remain part of the community for the rest of their lives. Whether it’s through volunteering, joining an affinity group, attending regional events or Reunion or giving back financially, there are many ways to stay connected with other alumni and with the life of the University.
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Drew’s three Alumni Associations create a space in which Drew’s alumni can interact within a community of people who shared a unique experience, whether as undergraduates, graduate students or Theological School students. The Alumni Associations take a leadership role in developing, planning, promoting and delivering quality programs and services designed to keep you connected to the Drew community.
All College of Liberal Arts graduates, all former college students who have completed at least 36 credit hours and all honorary degree recipients are members of the College Alumni Association (CAA). As of 2017, the CAA has more than 14,000 living members.
The CAA Board acts as the executive arm of the CAA, providing leadership and direction regarding alumni affairs while working in close collaboration with the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.
CAA Board members play a key role in:
The CAA Board currently has the following committees and task forces to explore ways to enhance alumni engagement: Admissions, Affinity Groups, Career Services, Communications, Philanthropy, and Student Experience.
Gregory Gordon C’92
Michelle Hampton C’85
Lawrence Morris C’94
Emilio Cordova C’90, P’22
Paige Daniels C’07
Robert Duffy C’86, P’20
Abd Elhady C’17
Robert Falvo C’87
Curtis Fornarotto C’11, G’14
Michelle Gonnella C’17
Cordelza Haynes C’78, T’11, T’13
Cassandra Hinnen C’10
Laura Hook C’84, Nominating Chair
Dylan Jones C’15
Nicole Kimble C’93, P’21
Nilab Nusrat C’18
Sabina Sabados C’03
Mike Talarico C’01
Jennifer Marsico Tiedemann C’07
Jennifer Hicks Tocco C’00
Angela Vitellaro C’11
Christopher Walsh C’80
Mirko Widenhorn C’00
Alexandra Willis C’15
Kristin Ziegler C’16
Thomas Zielinski C’04
Representing more than 2,000 living Caspersen graduates, the Caspersen Alumni Council consists of at least one representative from each discipline within the school. Council members serve the community through promotion of, and support for, Caspersen’s strategic priorities and initiatives. Their role is to strengthen connections within the alumni community and to partner with Drew to ensure the school’s long-term growth and success. For more information about the Caspersen Alumni Council, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.
Kirk Johnson T’12, G’16, President
Gaetana Kopchinsky C’06, G’08,’11
Jessica Burns G’14
Deshawn Cook G’15
Michael Gialanella G’04
Katie Grogan G’12
Michael King G’16
Marjorie Marenco C’04, G’09
Lynne McEniry G’11
Jeanna Occhiogrosso G’11
The Theological School Alumni Association (TAA) was formed to promote the interests of the Theological School of Drew University, to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relations between the alumni and the Theological School and to support the University in its pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and public service by developing strong bonds of loyalty between alumni and the University, by promoting the stature of Drew University and by encouraging efforts to provide lifelong learning.
As part of its mission to engage alumni in the Drew community, the TAA has established a number of working teams/committees to address specific goals and projects designed to facilitate participatory involvement in the life of the Theological School.
From professional development and personal enrichment to bookstore discounts and access to the Simon Forum & Athletic Center, our doors are always open to you.
Affinity networks offer opportunities for alumni to connect with one another, students and the University around topics and issues of shared interest. Affinity programming is possible through the active involvement of alumni volunteers, and the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is eager to help alumni develop new networks.
Just because you’ve graduated doesn’t mean you’re off the team! Many Ranger sports teams are dedicated to keeping their alumni connected and engaged with each other and what’s happening on campus through events, social media outreach, alumni games and more.
Professor Marc Tomljanovich and a few dedicated alumni formed a Business and Finance Affinity Network, with a launch event in September 2017. The purpose is to offer networking opportunities and other programming throughout the year to supplement the annual Wall Street Semester reception. For more information, feel free to reach out to the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations or to any of the founding alumni volunteers (Sabrina Fruci C’15, Rebecca Kuhar C’96, or Joe Noto C’95) on Drew Connect.
Are you a lawyer or working in the legal field? Maybe you’re in law school or thinking about going. The College Alumni Association invites you to join the Drew Alumni Legal Professionals Affinity Group (“DALPAG”).
This newly formed Affinity Group aims to connect legal professionals from all class years and locations. You can become a DALPAG member today by signing up through Drew Connect. Also, be on the lookout for details about upcoming meetings, how to get involved in DALPAG, and information on regional or on-campus events for networking and CLE programs.
We all share the common thread of attending Drew University. Be a part of that network by joining DALPAG.
For more information about the DALPAG, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations or reach out to any member of the leadership committee (Jonathan Amira C’10, Emily Perks Quinlan C’07, Michael DeLoreto C’06, Don Enright C’93, Laura Hook C’84, Jennifer McGroarty C’06, Allison Siegel C’08, and Chris Walsh C’80) on Drew Connect.
Drew strives to provide a welcoming community for its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and ally alumni. The LGBTQ+ Alumni Network works to create and facilitate opportunities for new and on-going friendships and professional connections through participation in social, professional, networking and community service events. Opportunities to provide mentorship to current Drew students are also available.
Regional clubs play an important role in the University’s alumni engagement and education efforts. Working in collaboration with the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, regional clubs organize programming in their local area to encourage alumni interaction and to strengthen alumni connections to Drew.
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Drew also has regional groups in North Carolina, Atlanta and Southern California. To learn more, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 973-408-3229 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See information about volunteering for a regional clubs.
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