Alumni news

suitcaseillustration_webOh, the places we’ll go!
The inaugural trip of the alumni travel program will take place April 2-10, 2014, in Tuscany, Italy. The excursion, which will be capped at 36 travelers, will be led by Paul V. Murphy, Ph.D., vice president of university mission and identity. The Tuscan experience will conclude on the evening of April 9 at the winery and estate of Frank Grace ’63, which is located in the hills of the Chianti region. Alumni and friends will enjoy tastings of the exceptional wines produced in his vineyards, as well as a festive dinner. These unique and special Carroll ties will make the trip the experience of a lifetime. Space is limited, so book now. Contact the alumni relations office at alumni@jcu.edu or 216-397-4336 for more details.

New football era energizes alumni
The hiring of former Blue Streak All-American quarterback Tom Arth ’03 as the 17th head coach in the football program’s 92-year history ushered in a new era of excitement, especially among football alumni. With one of their own at the helm of a tradition and rich history that means so much to so many who wore the uniform, support and engagement is high. Former team captain Bill O’Brien ’81 established the Captains Club in 2012 to help former players rekindle their ties with one another and interest in the program and University. More than 50 former captains have stepped forward to serve as leaders once again, covering teams from 1959 through 2012. The energy and momentum will continue as the Blue Streaks kick off the 2013 season in Chicago on Sept 7 against St. Norbert College. For more information, click here.

Come home to Carroll
Mark your calendars for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2013, Sept. 26-29. The weekend kicks off Thursday (9/26) at the Cleveland alumni chapter happy hour from 6 to 8 p.m. Step back in time and relive your glory days with fellow alumni on the patio at Brennan’s Colony on Lee Road. Other weekend highlights include the annual Footprints for Fatima 5K Run/1 Mile Walk Saturday morning followed by the pregame tailgate in the tennis courts beginning at 4 p.m. The football team battles Otterbein at 7 p.m. under the lights of Don Shula Stadium in the Blue Streaks’ home opener.

Multiple groups are hosting reunions during Homecoming and Family Weekend, including the Pi Sigma Phi sorority and the Circle K/Sigma Delta Kappa fraternity. The pep band also celebrates its 20th anniversary. The weekend concludes with Mass in the DeCarlo Varsity Center followed by brunch on Sunday morning. Click here for more information.

JCU_WMN_LogoMentoring and networking program
The alumni relations office and the Cleveland alumni chapter launched a professional development and networking group geared to female professionals in the Cleveland area – JCU WMN: Women’s Mentoring & Networking. The unique features of this program are the alumnae themselves, who share a common bond through their Carroll experiences and those in the work place.

JCU WMN connects alumnae throughout Northeast Ohio to networking, mentoring and business development opportunities. Unlike traditional one-on-one mentoring programs, this one is based on the mentoring circles concept, which will include several mentors and mentees in each group. This approach provides structure to the mentee/mentor relationships and leaves more opportunity for relationship building than a traditional linear mentee/mentor program typically offers. More than 100 alumnae have expressed interest in the program. Click here to view photos from the recent kickoff event. Contact lead volunteer Lisa Zone ’98 at cleveland@jcu.edu or 216-241-4629 to learn more about the program.

PrintUpcoming events
View all upcoming alumni events, including the Blue Streaks season opener on Sept. 7 in Chicago, at jcu.edu/alumni.

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