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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.

2020 Notice of Elections and Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association

September 25, 2020, During Alumni Week

Please join fellow Johnnies at the annual meeting of the Alumni Association. Updates will be given and results of the election will be announced for Board officers and at-large members, as well as one alumni representative to the college’s Board of Visitors and Governors. This meeting is open to all alumni, students, faculty, and staff.

Please see below for the slate of candidates and further information on the elections.

The annual meeting will be held virtually on Zoom: sjc.zoom.us/s/94726121139

Meeting ID: 947 2612 1139

You may also dial in with the number closest to your location:

  • +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
  • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
  • +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
  • +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

Voting

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no in-person voting for this election (see details on How To Vote below).

Online ballots will be made available beginning September 3, 2020. Paper ballots may be requested by contacting the Alumni Relations Office and returned by mail no later than September 22. No ballots shall be cast by proxy.

Online Discussion Forum

A moderated online discussion forum will be provided on SJC Connect on the Alumni Association group page. To participate, log into SJC Connect, click on the groups tab, then click on the link to the Alumni Association. Use of SJC Connect is governed by terms of service; additionally, posts that are deemed by the leadership of the Alumni Association to be derogatory, repetitive, or libelous will be removed.

Slate of Candidates

Secretary:

  • Sabina Sulat (A92)

Treasurer:

  • Melissa Novotny (AGI13)

At-large Directors for Re-election:

  • Jim Berrettini (AGI93)
  • Sarah Schoedinger (A92)

At-large Directors:

  • Dino Anderson (A99)
  • Richa Bhattarai (A18)
  • B. Brett Heavner (A89)
  • D. Hardison Wood (A98)

BVG Member:

  • Leslie Kay (SF83)

How to Vote

Online: Online ballots will be made available beginning September 3, 2020 via the SJC Online Community, which requires each alum to login to their unique account. Alumni are encouraged to verify their usernames and passwords by logging in as early as possible; it takes 2–3 business days for new accounts to be confirmed.

By Mail: Request a paper ballot by contacting the Alumni Relations Office at alumni(at)sjc.edu. Note that mail-in ballots must be received in the office no later than September 22 via the following:

St. John’s College
1160 Camino De Cruz Blanca
ATTN: Kelsey Miller, Alumni Relations Office
Santa Fe, NM 875050

Petition candidates

Alumni may add a nominee through petition in accordance with the Alumni Association bylaws. Alumni wishing to add themselves to the nomination slate or to nominate a candidate through petition must submit a brief biography of the candidate along with 25 verifiable alumni signatures by August 26, 2020. Nominees must be emailed to alumni.association(at)sjc.edu or mailed to: Alumni Office at 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505, Attn: Kelsey Miller.

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.