Alumni & Friends Newsletter


March 2017

Alumni & Friends 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.
Alumni in front of the Donor Wall in University Commons.
It’s Spring Phonathon Time!

Spring Phonathon is happening all this week and Carlow students are smiling and dialing!

Chat with a current student about your Carlow experience, make sure your information is up to date and make a gift to the Carlow Fund!

Not available this week? You can make a gift online any time at

Support your college, current students and even the Celtic Athletics teams! Every gift makes a big difference.

Carlow students in the Phonathon room.
Carlow’s First Annual Senior Class Duck Derby!
Carlow University 2017 Duck DerbyCarlow University 2017 Duck Derby
The Class of 2017 is getting ready to graduate and join the ranks of proud Carlow alumni, but before they do they want to pay forward some of the generosity you have shown them by raising $500 for their Senior Class gift. As part of the fun we are hosting duck races down the campus waterfall on April 27th – in order to participate, the students have to “sponsor” a duck for $5 – which goes toward the class gift. The duckies are in spring training mode, gearing up for the big day!

As alumni, you can participate and help the senior class make their goal. Sponsor one duck OR go big and own a whole team – get four ducks and a special “Quack Pack” t-shirt for $20. Simply call the Carlow Fund Office at 412.578.6654 or email to join in the fun!
Congratulations to our 2017 Alumni Scholarship Benefit Scholarship Awardees!
LaShawnda T. Ramsey ‘18Corinne Taggart ’17

Congratulations to LaShawnda T. Ramsey '18 and Corinne Taggart '17.

Come learn more about these phenomenal young ladies - and future alumnae - at the 2017 Alumni Scholarship Benefit. The Annual Alumni Scholarship Benefit will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Pittsburgh Golf Club. The event will feature live jazz music, silent auction, raffle, mingling and great food.

Online ticket sales have been extended to Monday, March 27, 2017. Click here to purchase your tickets today!

For more information, contact Lachelle Binion, Director of Alumni Engagement, at 412.578.6274 or

Get in the Know-University News and Events
Get Your 'Wigle' On!

On Monday, March 13, 2017 Carlow University alumni got their “Wigle on” and helped raise funds for the Carlow Fund! Check out some of the event pictures below.

#CarlowProud Alumni Spotlight

Congratulations to alumna Carol L. Adams '99 on being honored with the 2016 Red Cross Hero Lifetime Commitment Award. Click here to learn more.

Congratulations to alumna Cathy Light '07 on being promoted to Secretary of the Corporation and Chief of Staff at Carnegie Mellon University. Click here to learn more.

Congratulations to former MFA program director and Carlow alumna Ellie Wymard, PhD '58 on publishing an essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Click here to read Dr. Wymard's essay.

Calendar of Events
Author Presentation: Lyn Mikel Brown, EdD
3/22/2017 4:00 PM
The Women's and Gender Studies Committee and the English Department present, Lyn Mikel Brown, EdD, community activist, professor, and author of Powered By Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists.

Writers on Writing: Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
3/31/2017 3:30 PM
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Madwomen Reading Series and Carlow University celebrate the Patricia Dobler Poetry Award with a discussion and reading by author Allison Adelle Hedge Coke.

2017 Alumni Scholarship Benefit
4/1/2017 11:00 AM
An afternoon of camaraderie while enjoying lunch, live entertainment, silent auction and raffle. Proceeds benefit the Sister Rose Marie Hauber, RSM Endowed Scholarship and the Celtic Endowed Scholarship of the Alumni Association.

Patricia Dobler Poetry Award
4/1/2017 7:00 PM
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Madwomen Reading Series and Carlow University presents a poetry reading by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, judge of the 2016 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, and Dana Salvador, winner of 2016 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award.

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.

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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