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No matter where life takes you, Drew graduates remain part of the community for the rest of their lives. Whether it’s through volunteering, joining an affinity group, attending events, engaging in online learning opportunities, or giving back financially, there are many ways to stay connected with other alumni and with the life of the University.

Drew University Alumni Associations

Drew’s three formal Alumni Associations create a space in which Drew’s alumni can interact within a community of people who shared a unique experience, whether as undergraduates, graduate students or Theological School students. The Alumni Associations take a leadership role in developing, planning, promoting and delivering quality programs and services designed to keep you connected to the Drew community.

COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

All College of Liberal Arts graduates and all honorary degree recipients are members of the College Alumni Association (CAA). As of 2022, the CAA has nearly 25,000 living members.

The CAA Board acts as the executive arm of the CAA, providing leadership and direction regarding alumni affairs while working in close collaboration with the Office of University Advancement.

CAA Board members play a key role in:

  • Building and maintaining lifelong relationships between Drew alumni and the University
  • Providing bridges across generations of college graduates
  • Developing valued services and programs for classmates and friends
  • Fostering an open dialogue between the college and its alumni
  • Giving a helping hand to current Drew students
  • Recognizing outstanding achievement and volunteer contributions to the college through the Alumni Awards program

The CAA Board currently has the following committees and task forces to explore ways to enhance alumni engagement: Admissions, Affinity Groups, Career Services, Communications, Philanthropy, and Student Experience.

CAA BOARD MEMBERS (EFF. 7/1/2023)

Officers
Mirko Widenhorn C’00
Victor Garcia C’07

Alumni-Elected Trustees
Emily Musil Church C’00
Ryan Mason C’05

Members
Jonathan Amira C’10
Nate Barrett C’13
Madeleine Blossom C’18
Paul Cortellesi C’84
Patrick Dolan, ex officio faculty representative
Don Enright C’93, P’26, President Emeritus
Arjun Erry C’89, P’19, P’25
Ilyan Nuñez Fusco C’08
Daine Grey C’92
Miguel Gonzalez C’01
Brynne Growney C’21
Xiamara Guevara C’98
Laura Hook C’84
Jenny Ibuzo C’24, ex officio student representative
Erica Jedynak C’09
Zachy Kaiafas-Christodoulou C’93, P’20, P’24
Ashley Kibel C’25, ex officio student representative
Rebecca Kuhar C’96
Estelle J. Munn C’93
Gary Powell C’87
Brenda Rhodes C’86
Sabina Sabados C’03
Forrest Shue C’87
Christopher Walsh C’80
Omaru Washington C’15
Ben Weisman C’06
Dominique Wilburn C’10

CASPERSEN SCHOOL ALUMNI COUNCIL

Representing more than 2,000 living Caspersen graduates, the Caspersen Alumni Council consists of at least one representative from each discipline within the school. Council members serve the community through promotion of, and support for, Caspersen’s strategic priorities and initiatives. Their role is to strengthen connections within the alumni community and to partner with Drew to ensure the school’s long-term growth and success. For more information about the Caspersen Alumni Council, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

THEOLOGICAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

The Theological School Alumni Association (TAA) was formed to promote the interests of the Theological School of Drew University, to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relations between the alumni and the Theological School and to support the University in its pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and public service by developing strong bonds of loyalty between alumni and the University, by promoting the stature of Drew University and by encouraging efforts to provide lifelong learning.

As part of its mission to engage alumni in the Drew community, the TAA has established a number of working teams/committees to address specific goals and projects designed to facilitate participatory involvement in the life of the Theological School.

TAA LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Jack Scharf T’08, Vice President
The Rev. Dr. Gabriel O. Akinbode T’07, T’13, Secretary

Alumni-Elected Trustees

Dr. Hwain C. Lee T’99
The Rev. James Van Schaick T’05

Members

Andrew D. Branch C’96, T’04
The Rev. Dr. Brandon Cho T’06, Past President (ex officio)
The Rev. David A. Holder T’13, chair of the Advancement committee
The Rev. Clarissa South Holland C’78, T’88, P’16
The Rev. Susan Iliff T’10
The Rev. Hyoik Kim T’05
The Rev. Meekyung C. Kim T’01, T’07
The Rev. Ellen M. Kohn-Perry T’12, chair of the Community relations committee
The Rev. Dr. Jisun Kwak T’94, G’99, T’11
Teresita Matos-Post T’14
The Rev. Dr. Grace S. Pak T’88, T’09
Iraida Ruiz de Porras T’10
The Rev. Shannon E. Sullivan T’12

Affinity Networks

Affinity networks offer opportunities for alumni to connect with one another, students and the University around topics and issues of shared interest. Affinity programming is possible through the active involvement of alumni volunteers, and the University Advancement is eager to help alumni develop new networks.

BUSINESS AND FINANCE NETWORK

Professor Marc Tomljanovich and a few dedicated alumni formed a Business and Finance Affinity Network, with a launch event in September 2017. The purpose is to offer networking opportunities and other programming throughout the year to supplement the annual Wall Street Semester reception. For more information, feel free to reach out to the University Advancement or to any of the founding alumni volunteers (Sabrina Fruci C’15, Rebecca Kuhar C’96, or Joe Noto C’95) on Drew Connect.

LAW NETWORK

Are you a lawyer or working in the legal field? Maybe you’re in law school or thinking about going. The College Alumni Association invites you to join the Drew Law Network (“DLN”).

This newly formed Affinity Group aims to connect legal professionals from all class years and locations. You can become a DLN member today by signing up through Drew Connect. Also, be on the lookout for details about upcoming meetings, how to get involved in DLN, and information on regional or on-campus events for networking and CLE programs.

For more information about the Drew Law Network, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations or reach out to any member of the leadership committee (Jonathan Amira C’10, Emily Perks Quinlan C’07, Michael DeLoreto C’06, Don Enright C’93, Laura Hook C’84, Jennifer McGroarty C’06, Allison Siegel C’08, and Chris Walsh C’80) on Drew Connect.

LGBTQ+ ALUMNI

Drew strives to provide a welcoming community for its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and ally alumni. The LGBTQ+ Alumni Network works to create and facilitate opportunities for new and on-going friendships and professional connections through participation in social, professional, networking and community service events. Opportunities to provide mentorship to current Drew students are also available.

Contact us to learn more.

BLACK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

During the summer of 2020, a group of graduates came together following their work with student government in seeking an equitable and inclusive institutional change. The purpose of the re-established Black Alumni Association at Drew University (BAA) is to communicate, liberate, and celebrate Black alumni, students, faculty, and the community-at-large through advocacy, mobilization, and empowerment of the Pan-African community at Drew University.

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YOUNG ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

If you graduated in the last ten years, it’s for you! You’re automatically part of the Drew Young Alumni Association (DYAA). The focus of the group is to:

  • create programs that interest you, including networking opportunities, social meet-ups, and educational events
  • keep you connected with Drew and with each other through communications and events
  • offer programs to support your professional and personal development

Learn More >

Regional Clubs

Regional clubs play an important role in the University’s alumni engagement and education efforts. Working in collaboration with the Office of Alumni and Parent Communities, regional clubs organize programming in their local area to encourage alumni interaction and to strengthen alumni connections to Drew.

BOSTON

Chair: Bob Duffy C’86, P’20

Stay connected with us on Facebook and LinkedIn!

NEW YORK CITY

Chair: TBD

Stay connected with us on Facebook or contact us via email at alumni@drew.edu

PHILADELPHIA

Chair: Alyssa (Marland) Chmielewski C’03

Stay connected with us on Facebook

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Chair: Gary C. Powell C’87

Stay connected with us on Facebook.

Drew also has regional groups in North Carolina, Atlanta and Southern California. To learn more, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Communities at 973-408-3229 (we are working remotely, but leave a voice mail and we will call back) or alumni@drew.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

Center for Mentoring & Professional Networks

The Center for Mentoring and Professional Networks engages alums and other community members to support our students’ development of a broad network of connections (social capital) in a variety of ways.

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Class Secretaries

Class secretaries share and report classmates’ news. Volunteers collect updates to be shared in the digital Class Notes publication.

Whether it is a new job, new family member, a marriage or a recent adventure—Drew wants to help share the excitement with fellow Drewids!

Keep your class connected to each other and to Drew by volunteering for the role or submitting notes to your class’ current secretary. We look forward to hearing from you!

To learn more about the role, or to find your class secretary, email classnotes@drew.edu.

2023

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2022

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2021

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2020

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2019

Olivia Sznaza

2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

Amy Benedict

2014

Bridget McRory

2013

Patricia Brown

2012

John Dabrowski

2011

Adam Wilson

2010

Delia Barr

2009

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2008

Erica Palmieri

2007

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2006

Jenny Troya Biggers

2005

Crystal Taylor

2004

David Lee

2003

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2002

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2001

Maren Matkins Calzia

2000

Kate Harvey Gratto
Jennifer Hicks Tocco
Janet Wong King

1999

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1998

Kristen Daily Williams

1997

Daniel Ilaria

1996

Shannon Travis

1995

Peter Buckman

1994

Emy Kelly

1993

Dawn Pirozzi Maxemow

1992

Tom Fowler

1991

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1990

Emilo Cordova

1989

Susanne Levsen Reardon

1988

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1987

Debra Azarian Taylor
Forrest Shue

1986

Sandra Miller

1985

William Pezzuti

1984

John Hammett

1983

Susan Kessler Apter

1982

William Ehlers

1981

Michael Lampert

1980

Christopher Walsh

1979

Sandra Ruth Craig

1978

Thomas Tani

1977

Deborah Beth Yingling

1976

Robert Beer

1975

Robert Zwengler

1974

Mark Lang

1973

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1972

David Green

1971

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1970

Charleen Caulk

1969

Jane Dugdale Bussard

1968

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1967

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1966

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1965

Nancy Hall

1964

Jacqueline Buckman Shahzadi

1963

Ellen Earp Baker

1962

Robert Harrall

1961

Dave Cowell

1960

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1959

Ellen deLalla

1958

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1957

Eleanor Sheldon Stearns

1956

Ronald Vander Schaaf

Planning a Visit to Campus?

Before you come to campus, please email alumni@drew.edu or call us at 973-408-3229 at least a day in advance to inquire whether Alumni Relations staff is on campus to greet you. 

ALUMNI ID CARDS

Alumni ID cards offer discounts at the bookstore and access to library privileges (see below for more details about both). Need one or a replacement? Complete this form, upload a current headshot, and we will take care of it for you!

DREW BOOKSTORE

Alumni presenting an ID card are entitled to a 10% discount for most items when shopping in person at the bookstore, which is located on the first floor of the Commons. Please call the bookstore at 973-408-3097 for more information. You can also visit the bookstore online.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Alumni have remote access to certain databases, including JSTOR—a full text database of more than 2,600 journals. JSTOR is accessible using your alumni credentials. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Communities at 973-408-3229 or alumni@drew.edu. Learn more about the University Library’s resources for alumni.

Professional Development and Personal Enrichment

Drew supports the professional development and personal enrichment of its alumni, who may enroll in undergraduate, theological or graduate courses through the Continuing University Education program.

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Drew Discounts

Varsity Tutors

Everyone needs a little help sometimes, whether it’s to support your children’s or grandchildren’s learning, find after-school enrichment classes, get homework help — or even help you prepare for graduate school entrance exams, certifications, or more.

Drew is proud to have partnered with Varsity Tutors to offer the Drew community access to a variety of free courses, as well as a 20% discount on a myriad of other offerings with hand-picked and background-checked experts. Read the brochure for more information.

Interested? View more on our dedicated landing page.

Academic Ambassadors - Discount Boutique Hotels

Academic Ambassadors is a free booking site that discounts intimate, stylish, full-service boutique hotels around the country for non-profits and their associates (alumni and parents and friends). Though intimate in scale and feel, most of the hotels have fine and casual dining, meeting rooms and fitness centers and are convenient to area entertainment. Many have spas and pools, and all have the kind of personalized service associated with independent hotels. You may wish to compare prices and take advantage of these discounted rates when appropriate.

Mosaic Foods

Mosaic Foods is a healthy meal delivery service offering nutritious plant-based meals. Drew alumni receive $30 off their first two boxes ($15 off each) using the code DREW30 during checkout. Code doesn’t expire

ParkON Airport Parking

With ParkON you can easily search, compare, and book airport parking at discount prices. To save up to 20% off daily airport parking rates, enter the promo code DREWU20 on the home page before starting a reservation date search. Save on parking for nearby airports like EWRJFKLGA, or any other airport areas listed on our website. There are no blackout dates, restrictions, or limitations on how often the promo code is used.