Alumni & Friends Newsletter


April 2017

Alumni Newsletter
Welcome to the new Carlow University Alumni and Friends Newsletter. This newsletter is published monthly and features news information about Carlow University students, faculty, staff, and alumni as it happens.

Members of the Class of 1967 and friends enjoying this year’s Alumni Scholarship Benefit.
Carlow Lenten Evening of Reflection: Handling Lifetime Transitions
Dr. Maureen Crossen presenting at the Carlow Lenten Evening of Reflection

With the recent ending of the 2017 Lenten season, the Office of Alumni Engagement was excited to partner with the Center for Mercy Heritage and Service to present “Transitions” an Evening of Reflection. This event was presented for graduating seniors, staff, faculty and alumni seeking a spiritual perspective on navigating life changes.

We had the privilege of having Dr. Maureen Crossen from Carlow University’s Theology department present on the topic, and attendee’s engaged in deep meaningful discussions about life’s transitions.

Click here for more information on the Center for Mercy Heritage and Service.

Thank a Donor Day!
On March 23, 2017 Carlow University and the Office of University Advancement celebrated Thank A Donor Day! The purpose of this day is to create awareness within the student body of the importance of philanthropy at Carlow. Without outside funding from our benefactors, the tuition for many students would dramatically increase. Thank A Donor Day is an opportunity to educate our students about the importance of giving back to the University and to demonstrate how students directly benefit from the generosity of others.
Carlow University students distribute Thank a Donor Day gifts to Faculty & Staff donors on campus.
Spring Phonathon

Thank you to all the alumni who answered the call during our Spring Phonathon. Our hard working student callers were thrilled to be able to speak with you and share their Carlow experience. Many of them receive some form of financial aid – students on whom your giving has a direct and immediate impact. During this one week campaign Carlow alumni collectively gave/pledged $31,260 to the Carlow Fund!

If we missed you and you’d like to make your Carlow Fund gift today, just click here to give online now!

Winning Big at the Alumni Scholarship Benefit!
Carlow University's Alumni Scholarship Benefit

It’s officially spring and with that comes flowers, chirping birds, and the annual Alumni Scholarship Benefit which was held on April 1, 2017 at the Pittsburgh Golf Club.

The afternoon was filled with fun raffles, a silent auction, great music, and amazing alumni.

Highlights of the event include the two remarkable scholarship winners who graciously honored their mothers for helping them get to where they are today.

Get in the Know-University News and Events
Carlow debuts a women's health nurse practitioner program.

A woman can count on her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner to look at all of her needs comprehensively.  Carlow University’s brand new Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Master’s Degree program is the only program of its kind in Western Pennsylvania. Click here to learn more.

Chemistry and cooking collide in a new course.

For a baker, lemon meringue pie is a tart dessert with an airy foam atop a smooth yellow filling. For students in Carlow’s molecular gastronomy course — or maybe even Alton Brown — lemon meringue pie is a colloidal system, which involves a gas dispersed in liquid, atop a smooth yellow filling. Click here to learn more.

#CarlowProud Alumni Spotlight

Congratulations to the following Carlow alumni:

Katie Robb Sewall ‘13 on joining PULSE! Read More.

Kayla Sargeson '10 on her full-length debut. Read book review.

Sara Oliver-Carter '04 '10 on being named the senior director of talent, diversity, and inclusion for Penn State. Read More.

Calendar of Events
Golden Rose Dinner 2017
4/27/2017 5:30 PM
Enjoy an evening of food, fun, and conversation as the Class of 1967, this year’s 50th Reunion Class, welcomes the Class of 2017 into the distinguished Carlow University alumni network.

Laureate Awards 2017
5/12/2017 11:30 AM
Carlow University has named five distinguished alumni as its 2017 Carlow Laureates, the university’s most prestigious alumni award. The Laureates will be honored during a special luncheon at the Duquesne Club.

Chat, Chop and Chew Washington DC Alumni Event
5/18/2017 6:00 PM
Join us for a hands-on Italian cooking class while networking with alumni and friends in the area! Have fun exploring DC’s historic Dupont Circle while treating your taste buds to the best Italian cuisine DC has to offer. Cost $40/person includes cooking class and four course meal.

2017 Tripartite Symposium
5/20/2017 8:30 AM
The Carlow University Department of Chemistry is hosting the annual Tripartite Symposium for 2017. Held every spring, the Tripartite Symposium is a joint activity of the Pittsburgh Section of the ACS, the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh and the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh. This day-long event will feature speakers and demonstrations centered on “the chemistry of scent."

Mamma Mia Broadway Show and Pre-Event Mixer
7/29/2017 6:00 PM

Join the Carlow University Office of Alumni Engagement for an “Alumni Night On the Town” to see Mamma Mia!, with a pre-show mixer at Poros restaurant in Market Square.

Get Involved
Alumni-Student E-Mentoring Group

Are you interested in becoming an E-Mentor? Are you in HR and have internships and career opportunities? Join the Carlow University Student-Alumni LinkedIn E-Mentoring group.

Network for Success!

The commitment is easy, just join the group and interact with students and alumni, by giving professional development advice via LinkedIn. For more information contact Lachelle Binion, Director of Alumni Engagement at 412.578.6274 or with questions.

Homecoming Committee

Join the Homecoming Committee and help plan the 2017 Homecoming Weekend which will be held on October 6-8, 2017 celebrating all alumni especially class years ending in 2’s and 7’s. Help create a memorable weekend for you and your classmates to share.

If you’re interested in joining the committee, contact Lachelle Binion, Director of Alumni Engagement at 412.578.6274 or



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