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There are over 43,000 living John Carroll Alumni living across the country and around the globe. Regardless of where you live, John Carroll wants to keep you connected to the University and with other John Carroll alumni. In an effort to keep its alumni connected, John Carroll has re-establishing its alumni chapter program.

Alumni chapters exist to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni and their local communities. The alumni chapter program will determine the extent to which some alumni remain in touch with JCU, their classmates and fellow graduates. Alumni chapters are one of the largest and most visible ways in which alumni contribute to John Carroll University, the John Carroll Alumni Association and the communities in which they reside.

Each chapter operates under the same general framework. This framework is based on the core mission and vision of John Carroll University a Jesuit institution of higher education. There are five core components of chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admission and Special JCU Initiative Support

If you are interested in learning more about the John Carroll Alumni Chapter program or would like to volunteer, please contact Eric Eickhoff, assistant director of alumni chapter programs at eeickhoff@jcu.edu or 216.397.3061.

Akron-Canton, OH

The Akron-Canton Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in and around the area. Getting involved with the Akron-Canton Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact Chelsea Gerken, alumni engagement assistant at 216.397.1780 or cgerken@jcu.edu or e-mail the chapter at akron@jcu.edu

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

Atlanta, GA
Alumni Chapter Atlanta

The Atlanta Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in and around the Atlanta. With around 300 alumni living within the chapter, the Atlanta Alumni Chapter might not be the largest chapter, but they make up for it in Blue Streak Spirit. Getting involved with the Atlanta Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact Eric Eickhoff, assistant director of alumni chapter programs at 216.397.3061 or eeickhoff@jcu.edu or e-mail the chapter at atlanta@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

Buffalo, NY
Alumni Chapter Buffalo

The Buffalo Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in and around Buffalo, NY. With over 400 alumni living within the chapter, the Buffalo Alumni Chapter ranks as the second largest concentration of alumni in New York and the eight largest concentration of alumni across our Nation. It has been and continues to be a vital area for John Carroll in the recruitment of new students. Getting involved with the Buffalo Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets monthly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University. If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail the chapter at buffalo@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

Chapter Leadership

Alisa (LaPlante) Cosgrove '05, President

Tara Wisniewski '00, VP Communication

Gianna Pelosi '12, VP Programming

Alexa Buzak '13, VP Recruitment

Kristin (Lonergan) Arnold '05

Tricia Barrett '00r

James Cosgriff '07 

Chris Costanzo '99

Ashley Dikeman '14 

Alexandra Dirr '15 

Laura Fairbrother '03

Carly Klein '01

 

The Buffalo Alumni Chapter is supported by Eric Eickhoff, assistant director of alumni chapter programs. Contact Eric at eeickhoff@jcu.edu or 216.346.3420.

Chicago, IL
Alumni Chapter Chicago

Welcome to the home page for the Chicago Chapter of the JCU Alumni Association, where you’ll find all the latest details on Blue Streak happenings in the Windy City. Visit us often to find out about social, networking, service and spiritual events throughout the year.

The Chicago Chapter is involved with many exciting events and programs throughout the year.  Click on the links below to find out more about these Chicago based programs:

Chapter Leadership

Doug Ennis '93- President

Brian Barton '01 - VP Professional Development

Moira Benton '00 - VP Scholarship

Scott Daum '95 - VP Professional Development

Sue Donnelly '84 - VP Service

Nick Johnson '11 - VP Social

Kathleen Laffey '90 - VP Scholarship

Ashley McBride Taylor '07- VP Service

Brian Polomsky '00 - VP Professional Development

Katie Reeder '05- VP Social

Maura Reilly '09- VP Social

Tom Ahern '70 - Immediate Past President (ex officio)

 

View photos from chapter events

The Chicago Alumni Chapter is supported by Eric Eickhoff, assistant director of alumni chapter programs. Contact Eric at eeickhoff@jcu.edu or 216.346.3420. You may also contact the chapter at chicago@jcu.edu.

Cleveland, OH
Alumni Chapter Cleveland

The Cleveland Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in Northeast Ohio. With over 20,000 alumni living within the chapter, the Cleveland Alumni Chapter ranks as the largest alumni within the John Carroll community. Getting involved with the Cleveland Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets regularly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University. Over the past year, the chapter has hosted outings to professional sporting events in Cleveland, a tours of the Cleveland Art Museum and the Mass and Dinner in Little Italy.  you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail the chapter at cleveland@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

Chapter Leadership

Lauren Utrup '12 ’03, President

 

View photos from chapter events

Questions? cleveland@jcu.edu

Columbus, OH
Alumni Chapter Columbus

The Columbus Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in central Ohio. With over 1,125 alumni living within the chapter, the Columbus Alumni Chapter ranks as the second largest group of alumni in Ohio, and the fourth largest group in the nation. Getting involved with the Columbus Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets monthly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University. Over the past year, the chapter has hosted outings to JCU sporting events, a tour of the Catholic Heritage Center and assisted with the collection of toys for the less fortunate at the holidays. They have also help with the annual John Carroll reception in Columbus for alumni, friends, parents and state politicians and with the recruitment of new students. If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail the chapter at columbus@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

Chapter Leadership

President – John Davidson ’88

VP of Educational / Cultural / Spiritual Development – Len Barbe ’77

VP of Leadership/Professional Development – Jeff Stiltner ’92

VP of Service – Rochelle Young ’99

Co-VP of Social Programming – Krista Hazen ’96

Co-VP of Social Programming – John Volpi ’73

Secretary – Griffin Stout ’03

 

The Columbus Alumni Chapter is supported by Eric Eickhoff, assistant director of alumni chapter programs. Contact Eric at eeickhoff@jcu.edu or 216.346.3420.

Dayton, OH
Alumni Chapter Dayton

The Dayton Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in Southwestern Ohio. With over 300 alumni living within the chapter, the Dayton Alumni Chapter is one of the largest groups of alumni in Southern Ohio. Getting involved with the Dayton Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets monthly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University. If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail the chapter at dayton@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

Denver, CO
Alumni Chapter Denver

The Denver Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in and around the Mile High City. With over 300 alumni living within the chapter, the Denver Alumni Chapter ranks as the one of the largest concentrations of alumni in west of the Mississippi River. Getting involved with the Denver Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets regularly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University.  In the future the chapter is looking to create other meaningful opportunities to connect alumni including service opportunities and social gatherings. If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail Chelsea Gerken, alumni engagement assistant at cgerken@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

Chapter Leadership

President - Rachel Distler '15 
Laura Pinter '09

Detroit, MI
Alumni Chapter Detroit

The Greater Detroit Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in and around Detroit and Northwest Ohio. With over 800 alumni living within the chapter, the Detroit Alumni Chapter ranks as the and the one of the largest group in the nation. The chapter encompasses Southeastern Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Getting involved with the Greater Detroit Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets monthly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University. If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail the chapter at detroit@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

View photos from chapter events.

Chapter Leadership

President – Peter McGrath '07

The Greater Detroit Alumni Chapter is supported by Eric Eickhoff, assistant director of alumni chapter programs. Contact Eric at eeickhoff@jcu.edu or 216.346.3420.

Nashville, TN
Alumni Chapter Nashville

The Nashville Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in and around the Music City. With around 100 alumni living within the chapter, the Nashville Alumni Chapter might not be the largest chapter, but they make up for it in Blue Streak Spirit. Getting involved with the Nashville Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact Eric Eickhoff, assistant director of alumni chapter programs at 216.397.3061 or eeickhoff@jcu.edu or e-mail the chapter at nashville@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

View photos from chapter events.

Chapter Leadership

Rohan Rangel '05, President
Bill Burns '81
Matt Ferro '12
Corinne Welty-Dupuis '82 
Rebecca Sigler '14 

New York City, NY
Alumni Chapter New York City

The New York City Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in and around the Tri-State. With over 500 alumni living within the chapter, the New York City Alumni Chapter is the second largest group of alumni living on the Eastern Seaboard. Getting involved with the New York City Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets monthly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University. Over the past year, the chapter has hosted outings to the New York Philharmonic in Central Park, Cleveland Browns Watch Parties and their signature event Mass and Brunch at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center. If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail the chapter at newyorkcity@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

View photos from chapter events.

Chapter Leadership

Meghan Betz ’06, Co-President

Janet Vlosky ’10, Co-President

Pittsburgh, PA
Alumni Chapter Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in and around the Steel City. With over 1,700 alumni living within the chapter, the Pittsburgh chapter ranks as the third largest group of alumni in the world and the largest in Pennsylvania. Getting involved with the Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets monthly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University. Over the past year, the chapter has hosted a number of happy hours, provided service at the Greater Pittsburgh Foodbank, hosted a wine tasting in Gibsonia and a tailgate and outing to the Pirates game. The chapter also they plays and important role in the annual Presidential reception in Pittsburgh and with the recruitment of new students. If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail the chapter at pittsburgh@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

View photos from chapter events.

Chapter Leadership

President – Nick Habursky ’09

Vice President, Membership – Shawn Robinson ’05

Vice President, Programming – Emily Berdell Marotte ’99

Vice President, Communication – Kate (Savolskis) Pudner ’04

 

The Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter is supported by Eric Eickhoff, assistant director of alumni chapter programs. Contact Eric at eeickhoff@jcu.edu or 216.346.3420.

Philadelphia, PA
Alumni Chapter Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in and around the City of Brotherly Love. With around 300 alumni living within the chapter, the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter is one of the largest groups of Blue Streaks on the East Coast. Getting involved with the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact Eric Eickhoff, assistant director of alumni chapter programs at 216.397.1780 or cgerken@jcu.edu.

Rochester, NY
Alumni Chapter Rochester

The Rochester Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in and around Rochester, NY. With over 300 alumni living within the chapter, the Rochester Alumni Chapter ranks as the third largest concentration of alumni in New York. It has been and continues to be a vital area for John Carroll in the recruitment of new students. Getting involved with the Rochester Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets monthly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University. If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail the chapter at rochester@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

Chapter Leadership

Lindsay Recktenwald '04 President

Kristen McVean '02, VP Communication

Steve Chamberlain '66

Cathy Fichtner '86

Paul Guglielmo '05 

Enzo Miceli '12

Lauren Miceli '14

The Rochester Alumni Chapter is supported by Eric Eickhoff, assistant director of alumni chapter programs. Contact Eric at eeickhoff@jcu.edu or 216.346.3420.

San Diego, CA
Alumni Chapter San Diego

The San Diego Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in and around Southern California. With around 250 alumni living within the chapter, the San Diego Alumni Chapter is one of the largest concentrations of Blue Streaks on the West Coast. Getting involved with the San Diego Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact Eric Eickhoff, assistant director of alumni chapter programs at 216.397.1780 or cgerken@jcu.edu or e-mail the chapter at sandiego@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

Tampa Bay, FL
Alumni Chapter Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in the Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL area. With over 350 alumni living within the chapter, the Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter ranks is one of the largest concentrations of JCU alumni living in the South. Getting involved with the Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets monthly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University. The chapter hosts a number of events throughout the year, including a service project in December, an outing to a Tampa Bay Lightning game and monthly luncheons in Tampa. If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail the chapter at tampa@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

Chapter Leadership

President - Jay Campara '11

Triangle, NC
Alumni Chapter Triangle

The Triangle Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in the Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham area. With over 200 alumni living within the chapter, the Triangle, NC Alumni Chapter ranks is one of the larger concentrations of JCU alumni living in the South. Getting involved with the Triangle, NC Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets regularly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University.  If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail the chapter at triangle@jcu.edu.

Chapter Leadership

Michele Kisthardt '85

Washington, D.C. (Greater Metropolitan)
Alumni Chapter D.C.

The Greater Metropolitan Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter (GMWDC) exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in and around our Nation’s Capital. With over 825 alumni living within the chapter, the GMWDC ranks as the  largest group of alumni in on the East Coast, and the one of the largest group in the nation. The chapter encompasses Baltimore and Eastern Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Getting involved with the GMWDC is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets monthly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University. Over the past year, the chapter has hosted a number of happy hours and they play and important role in the annual Washington D.C. Alumni reception and with the recruitment of new students. In the future the chapter is looking to create other meaningful opportunities to connect alumni, including dinners outside of the District, service opportunities an hosting a mass with a dinner to follow. If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail the chapter at washingtondc@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

Chapter Leadership

President - Maura Jochum '11, '14G

 

The Greater Metropolitan Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter is supported by Eric Eickhoff, assistant director of alumni chapter programs. Contact Eric at eeickhoff@jcu.edu or 216.346.3420.

Youngstown, OH
Alumni Chapter Youngstown

The Youngstown Alumni Chapter exists to promote John Carroll University and foster positive relationships between alumni in central Ohio. With over 500 alumni living within the chapter, the Youngstown Alumni Chapter is one of the largest groups of alumni in Ohio. Getting involved with the Youngstown Alumni Chapter is one of the easiest ways for alumni to stay connected to John Carroll. Driven by a chapter board of volunteers, the chapter works to provide meaningful and engaging program based around the five core components of John Carroll chapter programming. They are as follows:

  • Service and Civic Engagement Opportunities
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Educational/Cultural/Spiritual Programming
  • Social Events
  • Alumni-in-Admissions

The volunteer corps of the chapter meets monthly to discuss and plan upcoming events and topics that aid in the development of the chapter, its membership and the University. If you have an idea for a chapter event or would like to get more involved contact one of the chapter volunteers or e-mail the chapter at youngstown@jcu.edu.

You can also stay connected with the chapter by “liking” it on Facebook. To visit the chapter’s Facebook page, please click here.

View photos from chapter events.

Chapter Leadership

David Redig ’05, President
Bill Begalla ’78
James Brown ’83
Jamie Jamison ’88
Patrick Manning ’03
Katie Seminara '07
Kevin Smith ’99

Alumni Chapter Book Awards
Alumni Chapter Book Awards

John Carroll University’s Jesuit heritage, attracts students who are leaders in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the community. By providing more competitive scholarships and financial aid, John Carroll can continue to attract and retain talented students who can make the greatest impact on society and the world. Scholarships and financial aid, such as the Chapter Book Awards, help shape each class, creating an academically talented and socially diverse campus that enriches the Carroll experience for all students.

Gifts to the Chapter Book Award fund will enable us to provide meaningful assistance towards offsetting the cost of textbooks for incoming and current students at John Carroll. Your tax-deductible gift will help create book awards for students from the the area of your choosing. Currently Chapter Book Award funds have been established for the Akron/Canton, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Youngstown Alumni Chapters. The awards recipient(s) will be selected by the leadership of the chapter and will distributed at the beginning of the academic year.

Click here to support future and current JCU students and your alma mater by donating to the Chapter Book Award fund. For questions about the Chapter Book Awards, contact Eric Eickhoff at eeickhoff@jcu.edu or 216.397.3061

Five Core Components of Chapter Programming

“We strive  to develop each student as a whole person – mind, body, and soul. At the same time, we challenge them to make a difference in our world through leadership and service.”
Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., President of  John Carroll University

 

The Vision of John Carroll University:  John Carroll University will graduate individuals of intellect and character who lead and serve by engaging the world around them and around the globe.

The Mission of John Carroll University:  As a Jesuit Catholic university, John Carroll inspires individuals to excel in learning, leadership and service in the region and the world.

Five Core Components of Chapter Programming

John Carroll’s mission, vision and core values will serve as the foundation for the Alumni Chapter Program. Chapters are strongly encouraged to create meaningful programs that center around five core components that closely reflect the purpose of John Carroll University.

 1. Education/Cultural/Spiritual:

Since the time they launched their first school in 1548, the Jesuits have believed that a high quality education is the best path to meaningful lives of leadership and service. They have understood that the liberal arts, the natural and social sciences, and the performing arts, joined with solid philosophy and theology, indeed all  the branches of knowledge, were a powerful means to develop leaders with the  potential for influencing and transforming society. The Jesuits also believe that learning is a lifelong exercise. With this in mind, John Carroll Alumni chapters are encouraged to host events that help further chapter members’ educational pursuits.

2. Leadership/Professional Development

Increasingly, current students and alumni are looking to find ways to bolster their career credentials either by learning about anagement and leadership styles or by developing their professional network. Alumni chapters can play an important part in developing programs and career networks for Carroll alumni.

3. Service:

In the words of Rev. Pedro Arrupe, S.J., the goal of the Jesuit Catholic education is to develop “men and women for others.” It is in this spirit that John Carroll alumni chapters are strongly encouraged to engage in meaningful endeavors that benefits the host community.

4. Social Relationships:

The foundation  of any alumni chapter is the relationships that chapter members build with one another. Alumni who have positive feelings towards their college or university often have these feelings for two reasons, first, the education they received and second the relationships they built with their friends and faculty while on campus. At each event, alumni who attend have the opportunity to build or strengthen meaningful relationships with alumni and friends of Carroll.

5. Alumni-in-Admissions/Enrollment Assistance:

Alumni and parent volunteers make a significant impact in recruiting and enrolling new students to John Carroll. Alumni stories and their successes are excellent measures of the quality of a John Carroll education. The information and perspective alumni can give can make a big difference in the selection process for prospective students. Alumni chapters will be asked to partner with the Office
of Enrollment by helping recruit a highly qualified group of students.