Alumni Association Advisory Board for the 2018-2020 Term
The Alumni Association Advisory Board is a group of dedicated alumni volunteers who work together to support and further the mission and goals of the College through its Alumni Association. The Board assists the Advancement Office in many ways including alumni engagement, event programming, and fundraising efforts.
Melonie K. Smith-Bland '05
First Vice President
Hope Kingston Cahoon '99
Second Vice President
日本一本道a不卡免费Claudia Lucia Miller '76
Vice President for Advancement
Meet Your Alumni Association Advisory Board
Melonie K. Bland '05, President
Due to the lessons I learned and friendships I made at Albertus, I am the woman I am today. Albertus allowed me to come out of my shell and taught me how to be a great leader. By being a traditional day resident student I had the opportunity to build many great relationships that have tremendously impacted my life in the midst of a supportive community. I'm very excited with the direction Albertus is going in and I'm proud to be a part of Albertus' continued tradition of excellence!”
Favorite Memory:日本一本道a不卡免费 Sledding down the hill on trays from the cafeteria.
Alberta Conte '71
“I owe a great part of my successful 38 year teaching career to Albertus Magnus College. The strong liberal arts curriculum and a teaching certificate gave me a great foundation to continue my academic endeavors. I was able to explore my potential and develop leadership skills which I used in my role as teacher and administrator. Now that I am retired, I can devote my time to giving back to the college that gave me my start.”
Profession:日本一本道a不卡免费 Retired Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages for a local public high school
Favorite Memory: Opening day mass and Father Hennesy.
Anne Demchak '04
"For me, attending Albertus Magnus filled an empty spot in my life. I always expected to work, and college was a way to achieve more in my career, but Albertus became more personal to me. The people of Albertus, its faculty and leaders, fellow students and colleagues are a network more akin to family than simply acquaintances. The small campus has grown and advanced but the atmosphere of caring, knowing and validating each person in their own right has never changed and no one is ever forgotten."
Profession: Retired Store Manager
Anthony S. Cuozzo Sr. '08,'09 M.A.
日本一本道a不卡免费“When I decided to return to college to finish my degree I started 20 years earlier, I was pointed to Albertus Magnus College by a colleague. From the moment I walked in, I was treated as family. The enthusiasm on campus was contagious! I love the spirit here at Albertus and I am lucky to be able to carry on as a member of the adjunct faculty and of the Alumni Board."
Profession: Chief Operations Officer
Favorite Memory:日本一本道a不卡免费 Dr. Dell’s Technology and the Arts class.
Alana DeChello '12
“I am honored to be a new member of the Alumni Advisory Board and it’s great to be back on campus. I remember touring the campus and instantly gravitating toward the history and long standing traditions, the favorable student to teacher ratio and religious focus. Albertus is a close knit community; it gave me the foundation to succeed in law school and in my career.”
Profession: Attorney, Probate Law and Estate Planning
Mary Lou Apuzzo DiPaola '72
日本一本道a不卡免费“My experiences at Albertus Magnus College have afforded me many lasting friendships and a commitment to education with a strong liberal arts background. The Albertus Community has always been a home away from home. Being at Albertus, allowed me to study and travel abroad as an undergraduate student. My AMC education assisted me to become a federal employee, a teacher, a mentor teacher, a teacher leader, and a business owner.”
Profession:日本一本道a不卡免费 English Learners Teacher
Favorite Memory: Class with Dr. Bianca Calabrese.
Robert Gagne '12 M.A.
“Going back to school for my graduate degree at Albertus Magnus College was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The Dominican core values of study, community, service and spirituality are embraceable values that are truly descriptive of the Albertus Magnus experience. My wife Laurie and daughter Morgan are both Albertus graduates, making it a special place for our family. Serving the Albertus community is a privilege that I accept without hesitation.”
Profession:日本一本道a不卡免费 Chief of Police
Rhonda Geddis '83
“Albertus was and remains a very important part of my life. My undergraduate experience at the college allowed me to learn, grow, spread my wings and start the adult chapter of my life fully capable to take on great challenges and be successful. I am who I am today because of my family as well as my college years. I look back at my time at Albertus and I am so pleased on so many levels. Some of my strongest and most lasting friendships are with the women I met while an undergraduate student. Many life lessons were learned during that period in time and those memories are cherished.”
Profession: Executive and Business Coach
Deborah Kavanaugh'16 M.S.A.
日本一本道a不卡免费“Albertus gave me the opportunity to pursue my Master’s Degree while working full-time. The learning experience was both positive and enjoyable especially because of the unique connections and life-long memories I have made. Albertus Magnus College, with its solid traditions in the Catholic heritage, will forever have a special place in my heart."
Profession: Certified Public Accountant
Favorite Memory: The baccalaureate mass that was held the evening before commencement and her classes with Dr. Nancy Fallon.
Nicole Kras'01,'07 Ph.D.
“Albertus Magnus College has given me the platform to really stretch my wings as a professional. We have such a great community of wonderful, talented and supportive individuals that contribute towards the greatness of the college. It is a pleasure working with the faculty, students, families and surrounding communities towards a shared goal of service to others. I've met so many people along my journey at Albertus who I share so many fond memories with that I hold dear to my heart. I am deeply honored to be a part of the Albertus community."
Profession:日本一本道a不卡免费 Academic Program Director for Human Services and Associate Professor of Psychology
Aesha Wali-Langley'16, '18 M.F.A.
“Albertus Magnus College has given me the platform to really stretch my wings as a professional. We have such a great community of wonderful, talented and supportive individuals that contribute towards the greatness of the college. It is a pleasure working with the faculty, students, families and surrounding communities towards a shared goal of service to others. I've met so many people along my journey at Albertus who I share so many fond memories with that I hold dear to my heart. I am deeply honored to be a part of the Albertus community.”
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Claudia Miller '76, Secretary
日本一本道a不卡免费“I always loved the comradery, the "sisterhood" that we built. I loved the caring and love that the faculty showed us, particularly the Dominican Sisters.”
Profession: Co-Chair of the History and English Department for a local high school
Favorite Memory:日本一本道a不卡免费 The plays in the theatre and the junior & freshman big sisters
Brian Puzycki '92, Second Vice President
“I believe that education truly is a life-long process, the ability to continue to grow new skills and get involved in new opportunities keeps your perspective fresh and your mind challenged. When I look back at my time at Albertus, I have more and more fond memories of those days.”
Profession:日本一本道a不卡免费 Information Technology Manager
Favorite Memory: Being a member of the first basketball team at Albertus to complete in the NCAA Division III.
Sheila Flaherty Wycinowski '72
“Albertus Magnus College allowed me to grow and develop into the person I am today. I gained many lasting friendships and the faculty provided me with leadership opportunities, skills and knowledge. I received a strong liberal arts education coupled with a teaching certificate.” These opportunities led to a successful forty year career in education and educational leadership."
Profession: Retired educator
“I ended up choosing Albertus because of the friendliness and the size of the classes. At Albertus there was a concern about you as a person and you were always able to talk to your professors to get help or advice.”
Profession:日本一本道a不卡免费 Mathematics Department Chair and teacher for a catholic high school
Favorite Memory:日本一本道a不卡免费 Faculty members Mrs. Florence Jacobson and Sr. Anne Bailie