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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.

2015-16 Board of Directors

President of the Alumni Association

Shannon (Barry) Siwinski '92, P'16
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Term: July '12-June '16
Company: JP Morgan Securities
Title: Executive Director
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: Upper Montclair, NJ
High School: Chelmsford High School (Chelmsford, MA)
Marco Ambrosio '07 
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Company: SapientNitro
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: Verona NJ
High School: St. Peter's Prep (NJ)
Kevin Bennett '02
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Company: Ernst & Young LLP
Title: Senior Manager
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ

Jason Boyea '98
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Company: Finn Dixon & Herling LLP
Title: Partner
Location: Stamford, CT
Hometown: Old Greenwich, CT

Marc D'Angelillio '06
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Company: Pershing, LLC (a BNY Mellon Company)
Title: Director
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Hometown: Hoboken, NJ
High School: Christian Brothers Academy (NJ)
Kelly (Young) Falcone '10
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Company: Floral Park Memorial High School
Title: Teaching Assistant
Location: Floral Park, NY
Hometown: Floral Park, NY
High School: Floral Park Memorial High School

Meghanne (Malinowski) Fireman'06
Company: IngitionOne
Title: Human Resources/Digital Ad Tech
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: Cranford, NJ
High School: Cranford High School 

Timothy Gazzini '07
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Company: Deutsche Bank
Title: Vice President
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: Fayetteville, NY
High School: Fayetteville-Manilus High School

Megan Hallissy '10
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Company: NYU Stern School of Business
Title: Assistant Director, Global Degree Programs (MSBA)
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: Port Washington, NY
High School: Paul D. Schreiber High School 

Thomas Keefe '00 
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Company: CIT Group Inc.
Title: Vice President - Underwriting & Portfolio Management
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: Westport, CT
Aamina (Awan) Khan '07
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Company: UN Women
Title: Global Youth Engagement Lead- Youth Officer
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: Sturbridge, MA
High School: Notre Dame Academy (Worcester, MA)
Kimberlie I. Leon '89
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Company: Reed Exhibitions
Title: Senior Director, Marketing & Content
Location: Norwalk, CT
Hometown: Fairfield, CT

Steven Liguori '09
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Company: Nassau County Police Department
Title: Police Officer
Location: Nassau County, NY
Medical Operations Officer, First Lieutenant
United States Army
Hometown: Branford, CT

Kara Lucy, MA'13
Company: Raymond James Financial Services
Location: Branford, CT
Hometown: Branford, CT

Amanda (Betz) Marano '02
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Company: The Washington Post
Title: National Account Executive - Washington Post Digital
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: New Providence, NJ

Kristin McMahon '87
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Company: IronShore
Title: Chief Claims Officer
Location: Simsbury, CT
Hometown: Lowell, MA
High School: Academy of Notre Dame
Jose Merheb, '03
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Company: Department of Economic Development & Commerce
Location: Hato Rey, PR
Hometown: Guaynabo, PR

William T. Murphy '92
Self Employed Author
Hometown: Jersey City, NJ

John Pagano MBA'04, MS'06
Company: Tennis Club of Trumbull
Title: Director
Trumbull, CT
Hometown: Easton, CT
High School: Joel Barlow High School
Alumni Association Board President Elect 2016-2018

Justin Rindos '05
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Company: Partners Group
Title: Vice President - Structuring Services
Location: New York, NY
Hometown: Naugatuck, CT
High School: Naugatuck High School
Mary (Morrissey) Ross '78
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Company: Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County
Title: Clinical Director, Nurse
Location: Norwalk, CT
Hometown: Martinsville, NJ
High School: Bridgewater Rartian High School East
Matthew Ryder '07
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Company: IBM
Title: Senior Consultant - Business Analytics & Strategy
Location: Washington, DC
Hometown: Hamden, CT
High School: Hamden HIgh School 
Matthew Ryzewski '03
Company: Elliot Hospital
Title: Neonatalogist
Location: Manchester, NH
Hometown: Bedford, NH
Gerald Sauvigne '09
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Company: Barclays Center
Title: Director of Accounting
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Hometown: East Williston, NY
High School: Chaminade High School (Mineola, NY)
Frances (Millar) Smith '01
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Hometown: Larchmont, NY
High School: Mamaroneck High School
Steven Stafstrom Jr. '05
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Company: Pullman & Comley, LLC
Title: Attorney
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

Hutchinson Williams '08
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Company: Gartner, Inc. 
Title: Account Executive
Location: Stamford, CT
Hometown: Cheshire, CT
High School: Cheshire High School 



Past Presidents

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


2012 to 2014Maureen (Bujno) Errity ’90

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

Marco Ambrosio '07 

Kevin Bennett '02

John Pagano MBA'04, MS'06 Committee Chair

Justin Rindos '05

Fran (Millar) Smith '01

Shannon (Barry) Siwinski '92, P'16

Admissions Committee

Tom Keefe '00

Kara Lucy MA'13

Kristin McMahon '87 Committee Chair

Jose Merheb '03

Matthew Ryder '07

Matthew Ryzewski '03

Shannon (Barry) Siwinski '92, P'16

Governance Committee

Aamina (Awan) Khan '07 

Marc D'Angellilio '06

Bill Murphy '92

Mary (Morrissey) Ross '78 Committee Chair

Shannon (Barry) Siwinski '92, P'16

Marketing Committee

Jason Boyea '98 Committee Chair

Timothy Gazzini '07 

Kimberlie Leon '89 

Amanda (Betz) Marano '02

Shannon (Barry) Siwinski '92, P'16

Regional Chapters Committee

Kelly (Young) Falcone '10

Megan Hallissy '10

Fran (Millar) Smith

Shannon (Barry) Siwinski '92, P'16

Hutch Williams '08 Committee Chair


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