As chapter presidents transition from virtual programming to in-person events, Welcome to the City will be their first focus as alumni chapter volunteers lean into the year ahead.
Last year, many of Elon’s regional alumni chapters embarked on a challenging time as they hosted virtual events to engage Elon alumni during the height of the pandemic.
On Saturday, July 24, 35 chapter presidents gathered from across the country with staff from the Office of Alumni Engagement to celebrate the success of the past year, and to begin discussing strategies for planning regional events for this coming year with the hopes that many will be in person.
During the retreat, chapter presidents expressed their excitement for being back in some of their favorite venues and being able to socialize in person. Overall the regional chapters are optimistic about the year ahead and cannot wait to reconnect with fellow alumni in person.
After spending time with Brian Feeley, assistant vice president for annual giving and alumni engagement, discussing the strategy as we move into a busy fall, chapter leaders were given a moment to reflect on the opportunity of this year and to think through how to support newly relocated alumni in their areas.
“Great universities have great alumni bodies,” Feeley said, reiterating the words of President Emeritus Leo M. Lambert as he charged alumni to lead into this year with a vivacious approach and to get creative. “One common aspect of great alumni bodies is they all have leadership from within, dedicated volunteers like yourself.”
As the chapter presidents transition from virtual programming to in-person events, Welcome to the City will be their first focus as alumni chapter volunteers lean into the year ahead. The Welcome to the City regional event series will be the first opportunity to welcome alumni from Elon’s Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 in person. This event also celebrates, and highlights relocated alumni who have moved to a new city in the past year. Welcome to the City events aim to connect alumni in their local areas and helps to continue building the Elon community.
The Office of Alumni Engagement would like to sincerely thank all the regional chapter leaders for their dedication to providing Elon alumni with the opportunity to stay connected in their local regions.
The current leadership for each regional chapter includes:
- Contia’ Prince ’19 (Alamance County)
- Jamie Gorsuch ’10 (Asheville)
- Trey Newstedt ’13 (Atlanta)
- Spencer Barnardo ’14 (Austin)
- Steff Milovic ’19 (Baltimore)
- Emily Bourke ’16 (Boston)
- Alex Kreitman ’06 (Charleston)
- Leigh Murphy ’18 (Charlotte)
- Hattie Hoskins ’16 (Chicago)
- Meredith Stutz ’16 (Cincinnati)
- Meridith Jochum ’15 (Cleveland)
- Stephen Patterson ’73 (Columbia)
- Jordan Joshua ’14 (Dallas)
- Sarah Fuller ’05 (Denver)
- Greg Zitelli ’14 (Greater Charlottesville)
- Kayla Harvey ’16 (Greenville)
- Mary Kennedy ’19 (Hartford)
- Meghan Green ’12 (Jacksonville)
- Sara Spadacene ’14 (Los Angeles)
- Lindsey Tipps ’16 (Nashville)
- Kellen Darmody ’16 (New Jersey)
- Andrew Bronsteen ’13 (New York City)
- Crystal Brown ’12 (Orlando)
- Katherine Day ’14 (Philadelphia)
- Carolyn Klasnick Brooks ’09 (Pittsburgh)
- Kyra Molinaro ’14 (Richmond)
- Will Delaney ’14 (San Diego)
- Zach Strohmeyer ’17 (San Francisco)
- Stacey Popowitz ’10 (Seattle)
- Michael Livigne ’05 (South Florida)
- Hillary Dooley ’14 (Stamford)
- Candace Rotolo ‘91 (Tampa Bay)
- Gregg Mader ’11 (Triangle)
- Joy Ross ’03 (Washington D.C.)
- Grey Kinlaw ’02 (Wilmington)