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Alumni Association

Upon graduation, all Johnnies become part of the St. John’s College Alumni Association. The Alumni Association is an independent group that works closely with the college to increase opportunities for alumni engagement.

The association’s mission is to advocate for fellow alumni and the continued excellence of our college by celebrating our distinctive educational experience. We work to connect our community members for shared support and benefit and to foster a culture of generosity and service. The Alumni Association has a board of directors, elected by and from the alumni body, and multiple volunteer working groups. Volunteers create the foundation of the association’s success by lending their time, energy, and expertise in support of the college’s programs and principles. Some volunteer commitments are large and others are quite flexible.

Notice of St. John’s College Alumni Association All-Alumni Meeting and Election 

The St. John’s College Alumni Association will host its annual All-Alumni Meeting and Election on September 25, 2022, from 10-11:30 a.m. ET, in the Hodson Room of Mellon Hall on the Annapolis campus. In addition to meeting and sharing Association updates, alumni shall elect new Alumni Association Board of Directors members, a Secretary, and a Treasurer, as well as elect an alumni member to the Board of Visitors and Governors and vote on proposed changes to the Association’s By-Laws.

We invite you to join us for the All-Alumni Annual Meeting on Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 10-11:30 a.m. ET / 9-10:30 a.m. CT / 8-9:30 a.m. MT / 7-8:30 a.m. PT. This meeting will be held in person in the Hodson Room of Mellon Hall in Annapolis, and will also be livestreamed on Zoom, and is open to all alumni, students, faculty, and staff.

Online voting is now open (alumni must be logged in to vote); to vote by mail or fax, please obtain a ballot by emailing alumni.association(at)sjc.edu or by leaving a voicemail for the Alumni Office at 410-626-2531. You may also vote in person in the Alumni Office on either campus (located in Annapolis in the Harrison Center; located in Santa Fe in the Center for Student Success and Alumni Engagement).

The slate of candidates for the 2022 Alumni Association Election is listed below. Descriptions of the positions are available online, as are biographical statements for the candidates.

In the coming months, please look out for further information on the All-Alumni Annual Meeting and Elections, including meeting location, instructions on how to attend the meeting and how to cast your vote, along with ballot information. Please note that votes by proxy are not accepted, and ballots may be cast online, by mail or fax, or in person. 

Among the items being decided at the All-Alumni Meeting are proposed changes to the Alumni Association’s Bylaws. The Secretary of the Association, Sabina Sulat A92, has recorded a video overview of the changes that is available on YouTube. The following documents are available online:

Any questions regarding the election, candidates, or the petition process can be sent to the Alumni Association via  alumni.association(at)sjc.edu.

 Election Agenda

  • Proposed Amendments to AA By-Laws (see above) 
  • Candidate Election (see slate below)

Slate of Candidates (bios)

New At-large Directors:

  • Jacob Greenstine (A10)
  • Hayden Pendergrass (A14)
  • Pari Sitaula (SF16)

At-large Directors, second term:

  • Richa Bhattarai (A18)
  • Brett Heavner (A89)
  • Hardison Wood (A98)

Alumni-Elected Member of the BVG:

  • Tia Pausic (A86)

Alumni Association Board Secretary:

  • Sarah Schoedinger (A92)

Alumni Association Board Treasurer, second term:

  • Melissa Novotny (SFGI13)

An Open Letter to the St. John’s College Community on Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from the St. John’s College Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Alumni Association commits to helping build a community of inclusion where members who are Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color are not only valued and respected, but are supported to contribute, thrive, and succeed. To that end, the board has developed a plan of action to help address issues of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more by reading the SJC Alumni Association Board’s Open Letter to the St. John’s College Community on Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Anyone interested in working with the Alumni Association on the initiatives outlined in the letter is encouraged to contact members of the board at alumni.association(at)sjc.edu.