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One campus organization that I am involved in and really enjoy is the Student Alumni Association here at Fontbonne. Student Alumni Association (SAA) gives students the opportunity to reach out to Fontbonne graduates of many different majors and discuss life after graduation. SAA puts on many different events such as Dinner with 12 Strangers, which is when six students of the same major enjoy a provided dinner with six Fontbonne alumni in the same field. They learn tips and tricks and interview pointers, and it is a great opportunity to network.

Also, SAA works closely with other Student Alumni Associations at schools in the surrounding area like Webster University and Washington University. This allows Fontbonne students to get to know others in the same group and get ideas for their own organization. I would highly recommend joining the Student Alumni Association here because it gives students an insider’s perspective on what to do in order to succeed after graduation. This organization gives students the skills and strategies they need to move forward with their specific majors. This organization also has something called a “Speaker Series” where a Fontbonne graduate comes in to speak with us about their own life since they left Fontbonne and how Fontbonne shaped and guided that transition. We have had speakers come in to talk about business, education, and marketing. Soon there will be a speaker about financial aid and savings after graduation. Student Alumni Association has so many amazing opportunities for students — I would suggest it for any current and incoming students!

Upcoming events:

·         Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. We are meeting in the Stroble room for our first Speaker Series of the semester! James Vincent from Financial Aid will be coming in, he is going to be talking about what to do with financial aid after graduation.

·         Feb. 11 is the Battle of Big Bend, so come and root for our teams. The women’s game is at 6 p.m. and the men’s game is at 8 p.m. SAA will sponsor an alumni raffle drawing. There will be a FREE nacho bar and prizes!

·         Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. We are meeting in the Stroble Room once again for our Speaker Series! Sara Hermann ’09 will be coming in to speak about Education and moving from Student to Alumni!

Reminder: Speaker series aren’t just about the major they are speaking about. The speakers coming in and talk about life after graduation from Fontbonne. It gives students a connection to start networking, and it also gives some tips on how to succeed in life after graduation.





All Alumni Reunion Party

by Sara on October 14, 2014

in Campus Community

Volunteering at Fontbonne is one of the best ways to give back and a great opportunity to meet new people! This past Friday I was a volunteer for the All Alumni Reunion Party.

I arrived at 5:15pm, The Caf’ was looking really nice with decorations in gold and purple; and some special decorations in silver and black to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Class of 1989.

However, the decoration was not fully finished. I had the pleasure of lighting up the candles that adorned the room and then when the lights were dimmed The Caf’ looked like a completely different place.

I had the opportunity to meet several ladies that graduated many years ago, from the class of ’55 to the class of ’89 and many others. They were all happy to be back at Fontbonne, seeing each other and also seeing how different the university looks now.

I would like to encourage everyone to look for volunteer opportunities, there are many organizations on campus that need students for special events; andit is a rewarding experience!

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Hi Fontbonne Students,

Mark your calendars for this Monday (Nov. 18) at 12-1pm.

Craig Glover, an Fontbonne alum from the class of 2011, will speak to Fontbonne students about his career in healthcare administration, information management, his work as a chairman of the Confluence Academy charter school system, and more.

Location will be in the Stroble Room (2nd floor of Fontbonne Library).

Hope to see you there.

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Today on campus, the Student Alumni Association held a Brown Bag Lunch Series presentation by Dwight Carter (’96) from Rock Uniform. He talked about his campus involvement at Fontbonne when he was a student here, all the internships he took while in college, and all the different jobs he had before starting his own business. His advice to us was to take as many internship opportunities as possible while in college and to build up our resume, because that is what’s going to get us the job we want.

Dwight Carter is a very inspirational speaker. I admire how he never stopped working towards his dream. Although originally a music business major, he also has a strong interest in fashion events, promotions, and public relations. By turning his interests into a career, he has made a big name for himself and Rock Uniform in St. Louis. I hope that I could become as successful and well-respected as he is in my future career in fashion.

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Graduation December 2010

by Alumni Posts December 21, 2010

Graduation was held on December 18, 2010, on campus at Fontbonne. I believe this is the first year that they separated the ceremonies of bachelor’s and master’s degrees. I received my master’s so the ceremony was that morning. I had such a wonderful time. I was able to invite all of my family instead of […]

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Sarah- Tears for Fontbonne

by Fontbonne University May 8, 2009

It’s weird.  You start off freshman year almost in tears as your parents are saying goodbye to you, leaving you in the dorms to start a new chapter of your life.  Heck, I remember thinking, ‘I’ve got to make new friends, learn a new campus, find things to do on the weekends, study things I’ve […]

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Sarah- Will Continue to Work With Fontbonne

by Fontbonne University March 2, 2009

    I truly believe that because of my experiences at Fontbonne, I have great opportunities awaiting me when I graduate.  During this past year, I’ve been very involved in the Student Alumni Association, assisting with Reunion and the Magic House events among other things.  I will definitely be staying active with the Alumni Association upon […]

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