The Alumni Association Board's efforts are led by its Working Groups. Please see below for a description of each. If you would like to volunteer for any, please let us know at sjcaa(at)sjc.edu.
Beth Martin (A94)
The Alumni Giving Council (AGC) is a group of volunteers who cultivate a culture of philanthropy among alumni by encouraging financial support for the Fund for St. John’s College. The AGC:
Liaisons: Hayden Pendergrass (A14) and Sam Collins (A15)
The Awards Committee identifies alumni who should receive certain awards and honors from the Alumni Association. In addition, the Awards Committee determines whether other awards or honors are appropriate for St. John’s, and may recommend any additions or changes to these awards or honors to the board for its consideration. The Awards Committee also ensures that any awards given in the name of the Alumni Association to students (such as athletic blazers or essay prizes) are meaningful and fairly balanced between the campuses.
Liaison: Josephine (Gigi) Escalante (A92)
The Career Services Working Group works with the Career Development Office in Annapolis and the Office of Personal and Professional Development (OPPD) in Santa Fe to identify, develop, and manage programs intended to assist students and alumni in all aspects of their career and job search.
Liaisons: Richa Bhattarai (A18) and Matthew Pryatel (SF97)
Staff: Jaime Dunn, Career Development Annapolis | 410-626-2500 | jamie.dunn(at)sjc.edu
Piér Quintana, OPPD Santa Fe | 505-984-6132 | pier.quintana(at)sjc.edu
The Chapters Working Group works to facilitate:
Liaisons: Jacob Greenstine (A10) and My Nguyen (A09)
The Communications Working Group supports the Alumni Association in developing and implementing more efficient and effective communications to and from alumni. The Communications Working Group’s efforts reinvigorate the Association’s brand identity and connection to alumni, thereby supporting increased alumni engagement.
Liaisons: Joy LeCuyer (SFGI12) and Juniper Lovato (SFGI13)
The Alumni Association Board’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee was formed to address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), as identified by alumni and students in their communications with the college in 2020. Subsequently, the committee was formalized into a Working Group of the Alumni Association to keep DEI issues central to Alumni Association discussions, policies, and strategic work regarding student life and alumni experiences.
Liaison: Pari Sitaula (SF16)
The Events Working Group is a team of volunteers who work to increase alumni engagement and enjoyment at events hosted at the college, as well as events sponsored by the Alumni Association. College events include Alumni Week, reunions on both campuses, as well as the annual Annapolis Cup Croquet Match. We partner with college staff in:
Liaison: Hardison Wood (A98)
Every year, the Nominating Committee recommends alumni candidates to the board for nomination for:
Liaison: Brett Heavner (A89)
The Student and Recent Alumni Working Group works to:
Liaisons: Amrit Singh (A15), Madelyn Minor (A24), Max Wright (A21), and Paul Harland-White (AGI24)