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MSMU National Alumni Association

Mount St. Mary's University alumni. More than 18,000 strong. Living lives of significance.

If you are an alumnus or alumna of Mount St. Mary's University, you are automatically part of the Mount St. Mary's University National Alumni Association (NAA). Your participation in this group comes with many benefits and engagement opportunities as well as exclusive invitations to NAA events.

National Alumni Association Constitution and Bylaws

The purpose of the Association shall be to promote the welfare and mission of the College, Seminary, graduate programs, and any other such endeavors of Mount St. Mary’s University by the vigorous, intelligent, and united efforts of the Association’s members, as well as to foster and maintain good fellowship among graduates and friends of Mount St. Mary’s University.

Leadership

The National Alumni Association (NAA) is a group of dedicated individuals who govern and represent Mount St. Mary's alumni. They serve as the voice of all Mounties and aim to create mutually- beneficial bonds between alumni and the Mount. The council also provides strategic direction for the NAA on all matters related to alumni and alumni engagement. Guided by the NAA constitution and bylaws, this group holds three meetings on campus throughout the year. The alumni council currently consists of 14 council members and seven executive officers, spanning six decades of class years and a diverse range of academic, co-curricular and professional backgrounds.

Susan Janowiak, C'81

Susan Janowiak, C'81

NAA President

1/7
1/7
Frank McShalley, C'85

Frank McShalley, C'85

NAA Executive Vice President

2/7
2/7
Charlotte Powers, C'15 MBA'19

Charlotte Powers, C'15 MBA'19

NAA Vice President

3/7
3/7
Rev. Doug Kenney, C'95 S'99

Rev. Doug Kenney, C'95 S'99

NAA Seminary Vice President

4/7
4/7
Msgr. Rick Hilgartner Jr., C'90

Msgr. Rick Hilgartner Jr., C'90

NAA Chaplain

5/7
5/7
Carly Deegan, C'13

Carly Deegan, C'13

NAA Parliamentarian

6/7
6/7
Emily Myers

Emily Myers, C'13, MBA'15

Executive Secretary, Director of Alumni Engagement

7/7
7/7

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National Alumni Council Members


  • Tim Buck, C'87**
  • Jack Causa, C'76**
  • Michael Connolly, C'75**
  • Lynn Miller Dean, C'88**
  • Jason Epps, C'05*
  • Chrissy Gaul, C'96*
  • Marie Graney, C'08**
* Term ends 2023
** Term ends 2025

 


  • Dick Hart, C'65*
  • Robert A. Herb, C'78*
  • Katherine Marshall, C'77**
  • Joanne Weed McShalley, C'83*
  • Larry Orendorff, C'65*
  • Father Collin Poston, S'03**
  • Rob Weed, C'93*

Join Us For One of Our NAA Meetings

The Mount St. Mary's University NAA meets three times a year in the fall, spring, and on the first Sunday of June during Alumni Weekend. NAA meetings are open to all Mount Alumni. 

Check our calendar for upcoming NAA Meeting dates.

 

Regional Alumni Chapters

Regional alumni chapters are a great way to network with fellow alumni in your area! From cultural events to professional sports games, alumni chapter presidents and their steering committees are focused on providing alumni with fun and exciting reasons to come together and celebrate the Mount.

If you don't see a chapter in your area and are interested in starting one, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement to begin the conversation.

Baltimore Alumni Chapter

Mount greetings from Charm City! The Baltimore Alumni Chapter hosts fun and interesting events for Mounties of all ages to enjoy. Planning areas include networking happy hours, family-friendly events, cultural experiences and service-oriented initiatives.

Events are open to all members of the NAA, regardless of where you live or work – so feel free to join us at any of our upcoming activities.

Leadership Team

President: Brian Melody, C'99
Steering Committee members: Laura Fenaroli, C’08

Contact

Are you interested in joining the Baltimore Alumni Chapter? Do you have ideas for Baltimore based events? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 301-447-5362 or alumni@msmary.edu.

Cape Fear Alumni Chapter

The Cape Fear Alumni Chapter is excited to serve as a connection point for Mounties throughout the area. Our goal is to plan and support exciting events and initiatives that strengthen the bonds Mounties have with each other and our university. Planning areas include networking receptions, family-friendly events, cultural experiences and service-oriented initiatives.

Events are open to all members of the NAA, regardless of where you live or work – so feel free to join us at any of our upcoming activities.

Leadership Team

President: Tim Buck, C'87
Steering Committee members: Eddie Knox, C’76

Contact

Are you interested in joining the Cape Fear Alumni Chapter? Do you have ideas for Cape Fear based events? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 301-447-5362 or alumni@msmary.edu.

Carolinas Alumni Chapter

Greetings from the Carolinas! Being situated in such an exciting and diverse region enables our chapter leaders to program a wide range of events and activities for alumni of all ages. Planning areas include networking happy hours, family-friendly events, cultural experiences and service-oriented initiatives.

Events are open to all members of the NAA, regardless of where you live or work – so feel free to join us at any of our upcoming activities.

Leadership Team

President: Tim Buck, C’87
Steering Committee members: Tom Leddy, C’84, Laura O’Rourke, C’85, Claire Pope, C’84, and Kelly McTigue Argraves, C’88

Contact

Are you interested in joining the Carolinas Alumni Chapter? Do you have ideas for North or South Carolina based events? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 301-447-5362 or alumni@msmary.edu.

Central NJ Alumni Chapter

Welcome from the Garden State! The Central New Jersey Alumni Chapter is excited to serve as a connection point for Mounties throughout New Jersey. Our goal is to plan and support exciting events and initiatives that strengthen the bonds Mounties have with each other and our university. Planning areas include networking receptions, family-friendly events, cultural experiences and service-oriented initiatives.

Events are open to all members of the NAA, regardless of where you live or work – so feel free to join us at any of our upcoming activities.

Leadership Team

President: Jim Heine, C'84
Steering Committee members: Pat Bogan, C'16, Andrew Clow, C'15, Chrissy Gaul, C'96, Kathy Heine, C'84, Samantha Manson, C'16, Jen Mills, C'92, Doug Peterson, C'92, Gonzales Wesley, C'90

Contact

Are you interested in joining the Central NJ Alumni Chapter? Do you have ideas for Central NJ/Jersey Shore-based events? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 301-447-5362 or alumni@msmary.edu.

Connecticut Alumni Chapter

Welcome from the heart of New England! The Connecticut Alumni Chapter hosts fun and interesting events for Mounties of all ages to enjoy. Planning areas include networking happy hours, family-friendly events, cultural experiences and service-oriented initiatives.

Events are open to all members of the NAA, regardless of where you live or work – so feel free to join us at any of our upcoming activities.

Leadership Team

President: Nick Dalidowitz, C’05
Steering Committee members: Dick Hart, C’65

Contact

Are you interested in joining the Connecticut Alumni Chapter? Do you have ideas for Connecticut based events? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 301-447-5362 or alumni@msmary.edu.

Delaware Alumni Chapter

Greetings from the First State! The Delaware Alumni Chapter hosts fun and interesting events for Mounties of all ages to enjoy. Planning areas include networking happy hours, family-friendly events, cultural experiences and service-oriented initiatives.

Events are open to all members of the NAA, regardless of where you live or work – so feel free to join us at any of our upcoming activities.

Leadership Team

President: Marie Graney, C’08
Steering Committee members: Hannah Dann, C’13, Jennifer Lougheed, C’10

Contact

Are you interested in joining the Delaware Alumni Chapter? Do you have ideas for Delaware based events? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 301-447-5362 or alumni@msmary.edu.

Frederick Alumni Chapter

Greetings from beautiful Frederick, Maryland! Being situated in such an exciting and diverse region enables our chapter leaders to program a wide range of events and activities for alumni of all ages. Planning areas include networking happy hours, family-friendly events, cultural experiences and service-oriented initiatives.

Events are open to all members of the NAA, regardless of where you live or work – so feel free to join us at any of our upcoming activities.

Leadership Team

President: Mark Wharton, C’86
Steering Committee members: John Foley, C’06, Elizabeth Plant, C’07, Elke Wharton, C’87 

Contact

Are you interested in joining the Frederick Alumni Chapter? Do you have ideas for Frederick based events? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 301-447-5362 or alumni@msmary.edu.

New York City Alumni Chapter

Welcome from the Big Apple! The New York City Alumni Chapter hosts fun and interesting events for Mounties of all ages to enjoy. Planning areas include networking happy hours, family-friendly events, cultural experiences and service-oriented initiatives.

Events are open to all members of the NAA, regardless of where you live or work – so feel free to join us at any of our upcoming activities.

Leadership Team

President: TBD
Steering Committee members: Bremen Clark, C’16, Jack Ellis, C’71, Kelsey Ketelsen, C’15, Matt McSherry, C’08, Annie Paguaga, C’16, Erin Turner, C’15

Contact

Are you interested in joining the New York City Alumni Chapter? Do you have ideas for New York City-based events? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 301-447-5362 or alumni@msmary.edu.

Philadelphia Alumni Chapter

Greetings from the City of Brotherly Love! The Philadelphia Alumni Chapter hosts fun and interesting events for Mounties of all ages to enjoy. Planning areas include networking happy hours, family-friendly events, cultural experiences and service-oriented initiatives.

Events are open to all members of the NAA, regardless of where you live or work – so feel free to join us at any of our upcoming activities.

Leadership Team

President: TBD
Steering Committee members: Ed Caruso, C’86, Joe Creighton, C'89, Julie Hyland, C'89, Susan Janowiak, C'81, Cody Lehrer, C’12, Pat McGinn, C’98

Contact

Are you interested in joining the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter? Do you have ideas for Philadelphia based events? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 301-447-5362 or alumni@msmary.edu.

Reading Alumni Chapter

Greetings from the fifth-most populous region in the state of Pennsylvania! Being situated in such an exciting and diverse region enables our chapter leaders to program a wide range of events and activities for alumni of all ages. Planning areas include networking happy hours, family-friendly events, cultural experiences and service-oriented initiatives.

Events are open to all members of the NAA, regardless of where you live or work – so feel free to join us at any of our upcoming activities.

Leadership Team

President: Scott Hoover, C’85
Steering Committee members: Joe Pettyjohn, C’85, and Ed Caruso, C’86

Contact

Are you interested in joining the Reading Alumni Chapter? Do you have ideas for Reading-based events? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 301-447-5362 or alumni@msmary.edu.

Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter

Greetings from our nation’s capital! The Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter hosts fun and interesting events for Mounties of all ages to enjoy. Planning areas include networking happy hours, family-friendly events, cultural experiences and service-oriented initiatives.

Events are open to all members of the NAA, regardless of where you live or work – so feel free to join us at any of our upcoming activities.

Leadership Team

President: Hannah Dell, C’11
Steering Committee members: Charlotte Barry, C’15, Andrew Sheridan, C’07, Jason Epps, C’05, Koki Adasi, C’04, and Julian Dickerson, C’82

Contact

Are you interested in joining the Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter? Do you have ideas for Washington, D.C. based events? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 301-447-5362 or alumni@msmary.edu.