Alumni Board President Karyn Cusanelli ’89 (pictured above) is pleased to announce that four new members and one incumbent were appointed to the Monmouth University Alumni Association Board of Directors, following a record increase (173%) in alumni voting participation this spring.
New members Alissa Catalano ’13; Christine Nadramia (nee Dignon) ’10, ’11M; Richard Leclercq ’83; and Joe Snable ’95 were each elected to three-year terms, while incumbent Kate E. Stevens ’02 was reelected for a three-year term.
Read on to learn more about each of them.
Alissa Catalano ’13
Business: Senior Manager of Events & Membership at New York Landmarks Conservancy
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration / Marketing with a Minor in Graphic Design
Monmouth Activities: Residential Life Assistant, Orientation Leader, Student Ambassador, Peer Learning Assistant
Who helped most to make your Monmouth experience special? John Buzza
Why she serves: “Being a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors is an incredible way for me to give back to an institution that has given me so much. Having graduated over four years ago, I’m ready to become more involved.”
Richard Leclercq Jr. ’83
Business: Director, Information Technology, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Monmouth Activities: Senior Class Officer, Business Team Leader
Who helped most to make your Monmouth experience special? Lauren Woods
Why he serves: “Although I have had very little experience with the Monmouth Alumni Association since my undergraduate years, I would like to see and help the alumni network grow and connect to our current students. I look forward to offering my time, advice, and assistance to better our alumni, prospective, and current students.”
Christine Nadramia (nee Dignon) ’10, ’11M
Business: Staff Accountant, Shore Point Distributing Co. Inc.
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration / Accounting; Master of Science, Business Administration
Monmouth Activities: Involvement with the Leon Hess Business School
Who helped most to make your Monmouth experience special? Doug Stives
Why she serves: “I have been an active member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2015, helping to serve as a liaison for student career development with Career Services, which I am very passionate about. I am also a member of the Leon Hess Business School’s mentoring program and an associate member of the Business Council. Through these involvements, I have realized how wonderful Monmouth’s alumni engagement program is and the impact alumni giving can have on current and future Hawks. I plan to continue to be an alumni ambassador and look forward to helping our alma mater grow.”
Joseph J. Snable ’95
Business: Vice President, USI Insurance Services
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, History
Monmouth Activities: Men’s Soccer
Who helped most to make your Monmouth experience special? Thomas Pearson
Why he serves: “Becoming a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors will allow me to continue to give back to the institution that has given so much to me. It will also give me the opportunity to help continue and enhance the excellent work the Board of Directors has done in engaging the Monmouth University community. I feel I can bring some new ideas that will ensure that progress continues in the coming years.”
Kate E. Stevens ’02 (incumbent)
Business: Director of Development and Events / Managing Director of the Princeton-Mercer Convention and Visitors Bureau, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration / Marketing and Management
Monmouth Activities: Yearbook, Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, Zeta Tau Alpha, Dance Marathon Committee, Emerging Leader Program, Student Orientation Leader
Who helped most to make your Monmouth experience special? The Student Activities Office, specifically Amy Bellina, Sandy Oswald, Vaughn Clay, and of course Janice
Why she serves: “I have had the honor and privilege of serving on the Board and the Monmouth University community. I will continue to assist with planning and developing events and programs that allow alumni to enjoy an exceptional experience when they come back to campus.”