Get Involved

Saint Michael’s is always looking for volunteers to help keep our off campus community connected to the College. Even if you have a busy schedule you can participate in one of the many short-term volunteer opportunities we offer. Explore the different opportunities below for more information on the ways you can get involved!

For more information on volunteering with Saint Michael’s, email Stephanie Snell, Director for Alumni & Family Engagement.

Alumni Clubs

The Saint Michael’s Alumni Association has several Clubs (formerly called “chapters”) around the country, with the majority located in the Northeast. Clubs plan and host a variety of events for alumni, parents, and friends throughout the year. The following cities are designated clubs with the current leaders and their contact email listed below. Club leaders act as the liaison between the Club and the College to plan events and coordinate other volunteers.

Events have been held on a wide range of topics including happy hours, service days, career networking, and more. Be sure to connect with the designated club leaders below if you are interested in helping plan an event.

While Saint Michael’s events are held across the country annually, the following list of clubs typically have at least two events per year.

Boston

Siham Elhamoumi ’07 siham.elhamoumi@gmail.com
Michaela Rivers ’14 mrivers72192@gmail.com

Burlington

Michael Bleau ’94 mbved3@gmail.com

Hartford, CT

Andy McElroy ’71 andymcelroyjr@gmail.com
Mary Joan Picone ’87 maryjoanp.rjrrc@sbcglobal.net

Massachusetts – North of Boston

Matthew Connolly ’13 emconnolly3@gmail.com
Tara Keady-Nault ’15 tkeady25@gmail.com
Drew Russo ’03 drew.russo@gmail.com

Massachusetts – Southshore

Christine Driscoll ’08 christined.driscoll@gmail.com

Massachusetts – Western

Gary Levante ’09 gary.levante@gmail.com

New York City

Molly Moore ’11 mollys.moore@gmail.com 
KC Onuoha ’23 kelechi.a.onuoha@gmail.com

North Carolina

Amanda DeCesar ’06 amanda.dargie@gmail.com
Jude Williams ’86 jwilliams2467@nc.rr.com


Don’t see your city listed here but are interested in planning/hosting an alumni event? Please email alumni@jaimeruiz.net and we’ll help you plan an event in your area. You can also contact the Club representative in your area if you would like to become more involved.

Nominate a Future Knight

Do you know someone who might like Saint Michael’s College as much as you? We are always interested in high school students and potential transfer students who might want to learn more about Saint Michael’s, we just need you to let us know who they are.

  • Thanks to your recommendation, the student you nominate will receive a $1,000 Scholarship for each of their four years if they enroll at Saint Michael’s College.
  • Nominations must be received by December 15 of the student’s senior year of high school (For non-transfers).
  • Each student is eligible to receive one grant valued at $1,000 (even if he or she has been nominated by more than one person).
  • A student who is eligible for employee remission or who receives the Tuition Exchange benefit is not eligible for this grant.

Submit your nomination here!

Saint Michael's Alumni Connections

Join the Saint Michael’s Alumni Connections community on LinkedIn and stay up to date with events on and off campus, and keep the Purple Knight connection strong! This group invites ALL members of the SMC community to connect with each other. Students, alumni and family are all welcome!

Join Now

Career Advisory Network

One of the simplest ways a Saint Michael’s graduate can stay involved is by joining the Saint Michael’s Alumni Connections community on LinkedIn. By joining this online network, you are inviting current students and fellow alumni to contact you to discuss your profession, company or industry and to offer advice from your first-hand work experience.

If your employer has jobs or internship opportunities you’d like to pass on to Saint Michael’s students make sure your HR Office has a Handshake account and accepts Saint Michael’s College as a viewable institution. For more information, email careereducation@jaimeruiz.net.

Reunion Chair and Committee

Reunion Chair and Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Reunion is a special time to celebrate with old friends and meet new ones while supporting the College through financial giving.

If you are approaching a reunion year and are interested in volunteering to help make it a successful event for your class please read the following:

Reunion Co-Chair Responsibilities

As a co-chair your responsibilities include reaching out to your classmates, asking them to participate in your class gift, and getting as many of your classmates as possible to come to campus during reunion.

You and your fellow co-chair(s) will plan your class event, write a minimum of one letters and 2-3 emails, and determine what your class’ participation and dollar goals should be.

Co-chairs will work with a staff member from the Institutional Advancement Office who will walk them through the process.

Reunion Committee Responsibilities

In the spring leading up to your reunion you will reach out to a number (determined by co-chairs) of your classmates through phone calls, emails, Facebook, and LinkedIn to encourage class gift participation and attendance at reunion.

For more information on volunteering for your upcoming reunion, please email alumni@jaimeruiz.net and write “Reunion Volunteer” in your subject line.

SMC Alumni for Racial Justice

SMC Alumni for Racial Justice is a collaborative group of alumni formed to support current members of the SMC community, including students, faculty, and fellow alumni, to promote belonging and justice for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students. We advocate for anti-racist practices to be held at the forefront of Saint Michael’s College through supporting student initiatives, advocating for inclusive hiring practices, and maintaining strong communication between administration and alumni in order to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Please email smcalumni.racialjustice@gmail.com if you would like to be on our email list to learn about upcoming actions and monthly meetings.

SMC LGBTQIA+ Pride Committee

It is the mission of this group, currently called the SMC Pride Committee, to create a safe space, both virtually and in person, for queer Purple Knights to connect and support one another, to keep up with what is happening on campus, and to recognize the experiences and achievements of the Saint Michael’s College LGBTQIA+ community, past and present. While a St. Mike’s LGBTQIA+ network has existed for a long time, it is the firm belief of the Pride Committee that this group should become an official alumni affinity group in order to be more accessible to its members and to carry out its mission.

For more information on becoming involved with this group, please email alumni@jaimeruiz.net and write “LGBTQIA+ Pride Committee” in your subject line.

Alumni Clubs

The Saint Michael’s Alumni Association has several Clubs (formerly called “chapters”) around the country, with the majority located in the Northeast. Clubs plan and host a variety of events for alumni, parents, and friends throughout the year. The following cities are designated clubs with the current leaders and their contact email listed below. Club leaders act as the liaison between the Club and the College to plan events and coordinate other volunteers.

Events have been held on a wide range of topics including happy hours, service days, career networking, and more. Be sure to connect with the designated club leaders below if you are interested in helping plan an event.

While Saint Michael’s events are held across the country annually, the following list of clubs typically have at least two events per year.

Boston

Siham Elhamoumi ’07 siham.elhamoumi@gmail.com
Michaela Rivers ’14 mrivers72192@gmail.com

Burlington

Michael Bleau ’94 mbved3@gmail.com

Hartford, CT

Andy McElroy ’71 andymcelroyjr@gmail.com
Mary Joan Picone ’87 maryjoanp.rjrrc@sbcglobal.net

Massachusetts – North of Boston

Matthew Connolly ’13 emconnolly3@gmail.com
Tara Keady-Nault ’15 tkeady25@gmail.com
Drew Russo ’03 drew.russo@gmail.com

Massachusetts – Southshore

Christine Driscoll ’08 christined.driscoll@gmail.com

Massachusetts – Western

Gary Levante ’09 gary.levante@gmail.com

New York City

Molly Moore ’11 mollys.moore@gmail.com 
KC Onuoha ’23 kelechi.a.onuoha@gmail.com

North Carolina

Amanda DeCesar ’06 amanda.dargie@gmail.com
Jude Williams ’86 jwilliams2467@nc.rr.com


Don’t see your city listed here but are interested in planning/hosting an alumni event? Please email alumni@jaimeruiz.net and we’ll help you plan an event in your area. You can also contact the Club representative in your area if you would like to become more involved.

Nominate a Future Knight

Do you know someone who might like Saint Michael’s College as much as you? We are always interested in high school students and potential transfer students who might want to learn more about Saint Michael’s, we just need you to let us know who they are.

  • Thanks to your recommendation, the student you nominate will receive a $1,000 Scholarship for each of their four years if they enroll at Saint Michael’s College.
  • Nominations must be received by December 15 of the student’s senior year of high school (For non-transfers).
  • Each student is eligible to receive one grant valued at $1,000 (even if he or she has been nominated by more than one person).
  • A student who is eligible for employee remission or who receives the Tuition Exchange benefit is not eligible for this grant.

Submit your nomination here!

Saint Michael's Alumni Connections

Join the Saint Michael’s Alumni Connections community on LinkedIn and stay up to date with events on and off campus, and keep the Purple Knight connection strong! This group invites ALL members of the SMC community to connect with each other. Students, alumni and family are all welcome!

Join Now

Career Advisory Network

One of the simplest ways a Saint Michael’s graduate can stay involved is by joining the Saint Michael’s Alumni Connections community on LinkedIn. By joining this online network, you are inviting current students and fellow alumni to contact you to discuss your profession, company or industry and to offer advice from your first-hand work experience.

If your employer has jobs or internship opportunities you’d like to pass on to Saint Michael’s students make sure your HR Office has a Handshake account and accepts Saint Michael’s College as a viewable institution. For more information, email careereducation@jaimeruiz.net.

Reunion Chair and Committee

Reunion Chair and Committee Volunteer Opportunities

Reunion is a special time to celebrate with old friends and meet new ones while supporting the College through financial giving.

If you are approaching a reunion year and are interested in volunteering to help make it a successful event for your class please read the following:

Reunion Co-Chair Responsibilities

As a co-chair your responsibilities include reaching out to your classmates, asking them to participate in your class gift, and getting as many of your classmates as possible to come to campus during reunion.

You and your fellow co-chair(s) will plan your class event, write a minimum of one letters and 2-3 emails, and determine what your class’ participation and dollar goals should be.

Co-chairs will work with a staff member from the Institutional Advancement Office who will walk them through the process.

Reunion Committee Responsibilities

In the spring leading up to your reunion you will reach out to a number (determined by co-chairs) of your classmates through phone calls, emails, Facebook, and LinkedIn to encourage class gift participation and attendance at reunion.

For more information on volunteering for your upcoming reunion, please email alumni@jaimeruiz.net and write “Reunion Volunteer” in your subject line.

SMC Alumni for Racial Justice

SMC Alumni for Racial Justice is a collaborative group of alumni formed to support current members of the SMC community, including students, faculty, and fellow alumni, to promote belonging and justice for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students. We advocate for anti-racist practices to be held at the forefront of Saint Michael’s College through supporting student initiatives, advocating for inclusive hiring practices, and maintaining strong communication between administration and alumni in order to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution.

Please email smcalumni.racialjustice@gmail.com if you would like to be on our email list to learn about upcoming actions and monthly meetings.

SMC LGBTQIA+ Pride Committee

It is the mission of this group, currently called the SMC Pride Committee, to create a safe space, both virtually and in person, for queer Purple Knights to connect and support one another, to keep up with what is happening on campus, and to recognize the experiences and achievements of the Saint Michael’s College LGBTQIA+ community, past and present. While a St. Mike’s LGBTQIA+ network has existed for a long time, it is the firm belief of the Pride Committee that this group should become an official alumni affinity group in order to be more accessible to its members and to carry out its mission.

For more information on becoming involved with this group, please email alumni@jaimeruiz.net and write “LGBTQIA+ Pride Committee” in your subject line.