Get More From Your Alumni Association Membership

Fifteen Great Alumni Benefits

CAREERS Looking to change jobs? Practice interviewing skills? Update your resume? Career Services can help.

NEWS In addition to receiving the Stonehill Alumni Magazine twice annually, stay informed with our free monthly Alumni E-Newsletter or the Monday Morning Update.

MINISTRY Alumni Chaplain Rev. Anthony Szakaly, C.S.C. offers spiritual support and guidance. He also ministers to the sick, honors Mass intentions, celebrates weddings and baptisms and presides at funerals.

WEDDING Alumni can get married in the Chapel of Mary, depending on scheduling.

SPEAKERS Alumni are always welcome at the Martin Institute’s public lectures and presentations.

CONNECT Join our online alumni community, Stonehill Connect, which has a searchable directory, event listings and registration, photo albums, donation options and more.

DISCOUNT On your birthday, expect an Alumni Office email with a 10 percent bookstore discount.

ADVICE A free student loan management program, SALT, advises student loan borrowers on prior borrowing, repayment and deferment options, and ways of paying down student loans.

EVENTS Choose from more than 50 alumni events every year, including career nights, networking meetings, regional receptions, a travel program and more.

LEGACY Learn about the Pillar Society Scholarship, which is available to children and grandchildren of alumni. For more information, contact the Student Financial Assistance Office.

BOOKS Use the MacPháidín Library to check out a book or movie, conduct research or find a quiet corner to read. Register for a card at the circulation desk, and you can borrow up to four books at once.

Stonehill ConnectBANNERS Getting together with classmates and want a Stonehill banner? The Alumni Office can provide one for free.

PRAYERS Submit a Thanksgiving prayer request to the Alumni Chaplain in memory of deceased loved ones or for those dealing with personal challenges.

VOLUNTEER Serve on the Alumni Council, rally your classmates for Reunion or become a class agent. Consider our many volunteer options for alumni.

REUNION AND ALUMNI DAY Don’t forget our two most popular annual events! We hope you visit campus soon.

Contact: For more on these benefits, call 508-565-1343 or email

Updated Stonehill Connect Launches Purple Door Network

THIS PAST SUMMER Stonehill Connect, the online community for alumni, re-launched with a new look and easier navigation. While alumni can still use popular features like the searchable alumni directory, they can now more easily register for an alumni event or make an online donation. The updated Stonehill Connect also includes new components, such as the Purple Door Business Network.

Alumni can list their business or employer on the Purple Door Business Network, which can then be searched by fellow graduates looking for expertise in a certain field or location. Alumni can add companies they own, manage or work for—even side business ventures. As the Purple Door Business Network grows, there will be listings for financial services, retail, home improvement, food and beverage services, photography and grant writing.

“We believe the Purple Door Network has the potential to be a great resource for Stonehill alumni,” says Peter LaBreck ’96, senior associate director of alumni affairs. “The alumni association is a ready-made network. This technology allows graduates to showcase their own businesses and generate new business by providing contacts for those who are looking for expertise in a certain industry.”

Listed businesses also have the option to offer a Stonehill discount for the College’s alumni. The listings can include direct links to company websites, allowing users to review options in detail.

“There are only so many business cards one can hand out at networking events,” says Susan Jezierny ’87, chair of the Alumni Council Career Services Committee. “Posting on the Purple Door Network essentially gets your business card in front of thousands of fellow alumni.”

For more on Stonehill Connect and to access the Purple Door Business Network, visit

Alumni and Student Events

Each year the Student Alumni Association (SAA) organizes programs to connect current students with alumni. During Shadow Day, more than 100 alumni welcome a student to spend part of the day with them at work. At AlumNight at the Hill in the spring, alumni interact with students during a casual reception at Brother Mike’s. Alumni interested in hosting a student for Shadow Day or participating in other SAA programs can contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 508-565-1343 or email

Are You on Our Alumni Bookshelf?

Dozens of alumni have sent their published works to the Alumni Bookshelf, which resides in the Office of Alumni Affairs. Books range from poetry and novels to cookbooks and academic texts. We encourage other published alumni-authors to send a copy of their publication(s) for inclusion on the ever-growing shelf. Selections from the Alumni Bookshelf will be featured in upcoming issues of the Alumni E-Newsletter.