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Regional Chapters

From Connecticut to California and eight cities in between, hundreds of alumni events take place across our 10 Regional Chapters throughout the year. Find out what's coming to your area and when by visiting our official online Events Calendar and be sure to Save the Dates! See you soon!

For more information on getting involved with your Regional Chapter or what other volunteer opportunities are available, contact

Board of Directors


Directors are elected to represent the membership of the Fairfield University Alumni Association and to effectively govern the Association by promoting, strengthening, and perpetuating relationships with, by, and among alumni and other members of the Fairfield University Community and communities external to the University. Directors are expected to actively advance volunteerism, contributions and attendance at Fairfield University alumni events and other University activities.

Interested in serving your University in a unique volunteer capacity? The Alumni Association's Board of Directors is currently seeking self and peer nominations for election to the Board for a three-year term.

To submit a nomination, please fill out and submit the online nomination form. Please be sure to review the Roles and responsibilities accompanying a role on the Alumni Board (PDF) before applying.

2014-15 Board of Directors

President of the Alumni Association

Shannon (Barry) Siwinski '92, P'16
Term: July '12-June '16
Executive Director
JP Morgan Securities

New York, NY
Hometown: Upper Montclair, NJ

Aamina Awan '07
Program Manager,
Clinton Global Initiative

New York, NY
Hometown: Sturbridge, MA
Kevin Bennett '02
Senior Manager,
Ernst & Young LLP

New York, NY
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
Jason Boyea '98
Dixon & Herling LLP

Stamford, CT
Hometown: Old Greenwich, CT

Mureen Errity Bujno '90
Deloitte LLP
1633 Broadway

New York, NY 10019
Hometown: New York, NY
Marc D'Angelillio '06
Vice President of the Alumni Association
Vice President
Pershing LLC

Jersey City, NJ
Hometown: Hoboken, NJ
Patricia (Doyle) Doherty '76
Associate Director of Intercultural Affairs,
Clark University

Worcester, MA
Hometown: Worcester, MA

Ed Harrison '74, P'11
Airport Executive,
Bld Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark, NJ
Hometown: Short Hills, NJ
Thomas Keefe '00
Vice President - Problem Loan Management,
CIT Group Inc.

New York, NY
Hometown: Westport, CT
Kara Lucy, MA'13
Raymond James Financial Services
Branford, CT
Hometown: Branford, CT

Amanda Betz Marano '02
Account Executive,
The BCC Worldwide

New York, NY
Hometown: New Providence, NJ
Kristin McMahon '87
Chief Claims Officer,

Simsbury, CT
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Jose Merheb-Emanuelli, '03
Department of Economic Development & Commerce,

Hato Rey, PR
Hometown: Guaynabo, PR

Mary Morrissey Ross '78
Clinical Director,
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Norwalk, CT
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
William T. Murphy Jr. '92
Self Employed, Author
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ
John Pagano MBA'04, MS'06
Tennis Club of Trumbull

Trumbull, CT
Hometown: Stamford, CT

Steven Schmitt '95
Sales Director,
PointRoll Inc.

Boston, MA
Hometown: Boston, MA
Steven Stafstrom Jr. '05
Pullman & Comley, LLC,

Bridgeport, CT
Hometown: Bridgeport, CT
Hutchinson Williams '08
Account Executive,
Gartner Inc.,

Stamford, CT
Hometown: Stamford, CT

Past Presidents

A special thank-you to all of our past Board Presidents who have served at the helm of the Alumni Association.


2010 to 2012William J. Crean Jr. '91

2008 to 2010 Carla Supersano Sullivan '88

2006 to 2008 George F. Lacovara '56

2004 to 2006 Paul A. Richards '71

2002 to 2004 Bryan L. LeClerc '84

2000 to 2002 Mary-Margaret Weber '84

1998 to 2000 Laura A. Incerto '81

1996 to 1998 Edward Gleason '62

1994 to 1996 Paul C. Dunn '57

1992 to 1994 Janet A. Canepa '82

1990 to 1992 Paul L. Fear '59

1988 to 1990 Joseph F. Berardino '72

1986 to 1988 Bruce M. Howard '73

1984 to 1986 Edward R. Fitzgerald '62

1982 to 1984 Francis J. Zaino '66

1979, 1980 & 1981 to 1984 Robert J. Brennan, Jr. '65

1977 to 1978 Patrick J. Carolan '59

1975 to 1976 Robert D. McCann '68

1974 Edmund J. Gubbins '51

1972 to 1973 Donald S. Lupo '62

1971 Kenneth F. Catandella '57

1970 Vincent R. D'Alessandro, Jr. '65

1969 William J. George '52

1968 Thomas F. Quinn '63

1967 John C. Welch '54

1965 to 1966 Joseph F. Ryan, Jr. '56

1964 Donald E. Neuberger '57

1962 to 1963 Leonard S. Paoletta '56

1961 James F. Stapleton '54

1959 to 1960 Bronislaw S. Orlowski '53

1958 Anthony T. Varone '51

1957 John T. King '51

1956 Vincent S. Nemergut '51

1955 James I. Alexander, Jr. '51

1954 William R. Carrigan '51

1953 Vincent S. Nemergut '51

1952 William T. Heagney, Jr. 51

1951 Michael T. Leeds '51

Awards and Recognition

The Fairfield University Alumni Association realizes the importance of recognizing students, alumni, athletes, and professors for their amazing contributions to the Fairfield University community.

The Alumni Association invites you to view the comprehensive lists of award recipients on the following web pages:

Fairfield Awards Dinner

In 1988, the Multicultural Scholarship Fund became the beneficiary of Fairfield University's annual Awards Dinner and since, more than $9 million dollars has been raised for the endowment. Last year, the University gave over $432,000 in scholarships to students of color. The Alumni Association began recognizing alumni and staff in 1960 for their professional achievements and service to the institution.

Athletic Hall of Fame

The Alumni Association Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1982 to honor those alumni who achieved excellence and distinguished themselves in Fairfield's athletic programs. Each year inductees are selected through a nomination process by the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee and honored at a special induction ceremony.

Special Team Recognition

Since 1993 the Alumni Association has given special recognition to various teams and clubs that achieved a milestone in a particular season.

Student Awards

Every spring Fairfield University presents outstanding full time undergraduate seniors with the St. Ignatius Loyola Medal, William J. Kramer '60 Humanitarian Award, and Student Achievement Awards. Beginning in 2009, an outstanding graduate student is also recognized with the graduate Loyola Medal. The Fairfield University Alumni Association is proud to award the St. Ignatius Loyola Medals to our student recipients.

Both Loyola medalists are formally recognized by Father von Arx, S.J. at their respective Commencement ceremonies in May.

Board Committees

All members of our Alumni Association Board of Directors also serve on one or more committees within the Alumn Association. Their work on these committees helps to select new board members, work with the Office of Alumni Relations to plan alumni events and activities, monitor and update the Assocation bylaws, help market the University's alumni programs, assist with Admissions efforts, and more!

Alumni have the opportunity to join committees in a non-voting capacity without serving on the Association's Board of Directors. If you wish to get involved, please email Alumni Association President, Shannon Siwinski '92, P'16.

Advancement Committee

Aamina Awan '07

Kevin Bennett '02

Maureen (Errity) Bujno '90

Marc D'Angelillio '06 Committee Co-Chair

Kara Lucy MA'13

Jose Merheb-Emanuelli '03

John Pagano MBA'04, MS'06

Shannon Siwinski '92, P'16

Steve Stafstrom '05

Hutchinson Williams '08 Committee Co-Chair

Admissions Committee

Jason Boyea '98

Maureen (Errity) Bujno '90

Patricia (Doyle) Doherty '76 Committee Co-Chair

Ed Harrison '74, P'11

Kristin McMahon '87 Committee Co-Chair

William Murphy Jr. '92

John Pagano MBA'04, MS'06

Mary Morrissey Ross '78

Shannon Siwinski '92, P'16

Steve Stafstrom '05

Governance Committee

Aamina Awan '07 Committee Chair

Kevin Bennett '02

Ed Harrison '74, P'11

Thomas Keefe '00

Amanda Betz Marano '02

Shannon Siwinski '92, P'16

Steve Stafstrom '05

Marketing Committee

Jason Boyea '98 Committee Chair

Thomas Keefe '00

William Murphy Jr. '92

John Pagano MBA'04, MS'06

Steven Schmitt '95

Shannon Siwinski '92, P'16

Steve Stafstrom '05