Welcoming the Newest Alumni Board Members

The results are in from this spring’s Alumni Board of Directors voting, and four new faces will be joining the board while three incumbents will also be returning on July 1, 2020.

New members Mary P. Kane ’95, Dave Nicola ’00, Marissa (Cusanelli) Purdy ’14, and Nicholas Verzicco ’19 were elected to three-year terms, while incumbents Karyn (Calabro) Cusanelli ’89, Sal Jones ’76, and Kathleen (Pribish) Sohl ’70, ’73M were reelected for three-year terms. You can learn more about each of them below.

In related news, the board elected its new Executive Board earlier this month. Beginning July 1, 2020, Karyn (Calabro) Cusanelli ’89 will serve as president. She will be joined on the Executive Board by Cory Kazar ’10 (vice president for services), Tricia Gerdon ’17M (vice president for programs), Bayaan Oluyadi ’13 (treasurer), and Alissa Catalano ’13 (secretary).

Alumni Board of Director members serve as ambassadors for the 53,000-plus alumni family. Elected by their peers each spring, this diverse group works closely with Monmouth leadership to engage all alumni through events, volunteer activities, and fundraising efforts. More information can be found here.

Karyn (Calabro) Cusanelli ’89 (incumbent)

Business: REALTOR®, RSPS, ABR®, SRS; Diane Turton, Realtors

Degree: B.S. Business Administration-Marketing

Activities as a student: Faculty Merit Scholar; Dean’s List; Lambda Sigma Tau National Honor Society; Phi Eta Sigma National Academic Honor Society; Executive Officer, Delta Mu Delta National Academic Honor Society; Senator, Student Government Association; Undergraduate Representative, College-Wide Advisory Board; Volunteer Statistician, Men’s Basketball; Volunteer Tutor; Marketing Club; American Marketing Association, Monmouth Chapter; WMCX.

Sal Jones ’76 (incumbent)

Business: Retired; Artistic Director, The Lexington Players Community Theater

Degree: B.A. Speech/Comm/Theater

Activities as a student: Member of the unofficial tag football team, The Buffalo Soldiers; Member, Black Student Union; Member, Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity; Various theater-related clubs; WMCX Radio DJ

Mary P. Kane ’95

Business: Certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach

Degree: B.A. Communication

Activities as a student: Student Government Association for four years, serving as president of the SGA for two years; DJ and newscaster for WMCX;  Copy Editor for the Outlook newspaper and Shadows yearbook; Participant in the Guggenheim/Lauren K. Woods theatre performance and production; Student Orientation Leader; Freshman Peer Mentor; Student Advisor for the Freshman Honor Society Phi Eta Sigma; Member of the National Theatre Honor Society Alpha Psi Omega; Member of the National Radio Honor Society Alpha Epsilon Rho; Student Ambassador; Student worker in the Department of Mathematics

Dave Nicola ’00

Business: Director of Business Development, Maser Consulting P.A.

Degree: B.A. in History/Political Science

Activities as a student: Honors Program, Athletics supporter

Marissa (Cusanelli) Purdy ’14

Business: Pharmaceutical Client Account Manager at IQVIA

Degree: B.S. in Business Administration

Activities as a student: Founder and President of the University’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association; Vice President of Circle K; Vice President of Marketing of the International Business Network; Founding Father of Alpha Kappa Psi; Committee Member of the Human Relations Advisory Council

Kathleen (Pribish) Sohl ’70, ’73M (incumbent)

Business: Retired Math Teacher; 43 year teaching career in Colts Neck, Chicago, and Howell HS in the FRHS district

Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education; M.S. in Education–Supervision

Activities as a student:  The Outlook, Delta Phi Epsilon sorority

Nicholas Verzicco ’19

Business: Construction Management Recruiter at Aerotek

Degree: B.S. in Business Administration

Activities as a student: SGA President, New Student Orientation, Senior Class President, Men’s Club Lacrosse, Alternative Break Program-Nicaragua and Haiti, Tour Ambassador, Monmouth Digital Network Communication Assistant, Educational Opportunity Fund Program