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You are the legacy of Stritch and are important to the success of our current and future students.


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Alumni Association

Alumni automatically become members of the Alumni Association upon graduation.

Stritch graduates

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alumni award winners

Share your news

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Alumni News

Alumni in the News

See which alumni are making headlines.

2020 Magazine

Stritch Magazine & Honor Roll of Donors

Check out the most recent collection of news features.

2019 reunion

Class Notes

Check out these professional and personal alumni updates.

Dr. Dan Scholz, Vice President of Academic Affairs

A message from Stritch Interim President Dr. Dan Scholz

Dear alumni and friends,

“Back to school” is a very special time of the year. There is such a wondrous sense of anticipation and a boundless sense of opportunity that sends us forth into a new academic year. There is also deep gratitude for the students who have chosen Stritch to continue their educational journey, for the parents who have entrusted their students to us, and for our alumni and friends who demonstrate their belief in and support for our University.

Our Franciscan values are at the core of all we do at Stritch. The 2020-2021 Franciscan value is “Making Peace,” which is particularly timely because of the racial injustice pandemic we are experiencing locally and nationally. The shooting of Jacob Blake and murders of two individuals in Kenosha last month have shaken us to our core. Our Catholic, Franciscan heritage calls us to identify and dismantle the systemic and institutional sin of racism. We are called to stand up with Black people at Stritch, in our community, in our nation and across the globe against these repeated horrific injustices.

Students, faculty and staff have returned to campus for the Fall semester. It is wonderful to see campus come to life with so many new and familiar faces, all wearing the appropriate masks and coverings, I might add. Comprehensive protocols have been developed to maintain an environment that protects everyone’s health, safety and well-being. While physical safety is paramount, we are equally attentive to the mental and emotional needs of our Stritch family. For additional details about our response to COVID-19, please visit the Stritch Unstopped section of our website.

This fall also marks the introduction of a new approach to our academic offerings designed to meet the evolving needs of 21st century learners. Our new, nimble curriculum instills the skills and literacies students will need for long-term career success, no matter their chosen field of study. I look forward to sharing stories of student success over the next several months.

Launching the new curriculum model and ensuring a Stritch education and experience is available for generations to come is one of our chief priorities for the upcoming year. Enhancing relationships with our valued alumni and friends like you will be another area of special focus. I am excited to learn more about why you love and continue to support Stritch. As members of the Stritch family, you play an essential role in helping us achieve our goals that ensure the long-term success of the University.

During my 16 years at Cardinal Stritch University my love for the University, its history, its traditions, and most importantly, its people, has grown and deepened. I sincerely appreciate the confidence the Board of Trustees has placed in me as interim president. I look forward to connecting with you and I thank you for all you do for Stritch. You and your loved ones are in my prayers for continued health, safety and well-being. Please join me in praying for our faculty, staff and, in particular, our students for a successful and fulfilling 2020-2021 academic year.

Sincerely,

Dr. Dan Scholz
Interim President

July 07, 2020

Dr. Berdie Cowser, '07, '18, honored in "Women Who Inspire" program

Cherne 2020

June 13, 2020

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Job seekers in SE Wisconsin give each other support (Cherne, '88)

Cummings

June 09, 2020

Journal Sentinel: Theater company for people with disabilities goes virtual (Cummings, '97)

psychology class

Expand your mind. Psych at Stritch! (Webinar)

December 01, 2020

Online

5:00 PM

Educational Leadership

Graduate Information Session: M.S. in Educational Leadership & Special Ed & Pupil Services

December 02, 2020

Online

6:00 PM

person sitting at a laptop

Mary: Walking Humbly with God (Upper Zoom)

December 02, 2020

Online

7:00 PM

Alumni Board of Directors member

The Alumni Board of Directors is the leadership body of the Alumni Association.

The Alumni Board represents a cross section of alumni in class year, geographic location, and occupation. It is composed of not fewer than 12 nor more than 20 directors (with five officer positions) as outlined in the Alumni Association bylaws. Directors may serve on the board for two consecutive two-year terms.

The Alumni Association Board of Directors accepts applications for terms beginning in August of each year.

Commencement engagement

Be part of the excitement of welcoming more than 400 new alumni to the Alumni Association. 
  • Serve as an usher or greeter for the Commencement Mass or Commencement ceremonies,
  • Assist with the pinning of new nursing grads,
  • Greet Alumni and Grads at the Association table at Commencement ceremonies
  • Take pictures of the events.

New student recruitment

In addition to Sharing the Stritch Love with students Alumni are important to new student recruitment in many ways.
  • Help evaluate scholarship applicants
  • Participate in Alumni panels at open house events
  • Visit high schools and tech schools with admissions to share your Stritch experience
  • Answer prospective student or parent questions about Stritch by phone or email
  • Help with New Student Orientation, Move-in Day, or Stritch Day of Service

Lend a hand or share your expertise

Often Stritch alumni remember the people who helped support and guide them and are interested in giving back to today’s students in the same way. Reach out to us if you are interested in:
  • Speaking to a class
  • Working with faculty to provide real-world class projects
  • Creating internship experiences at your workplace
  • Mentoring students
  • Offering career advice or mock interviews to students in your field
  • Establishing a new scholarship or donating the Santa Chiara Fund

"Share the Stritch Love" Referral Program

Who do you know who could benefit from attending Stritch?