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January 2017
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Happy New Year from the Alumni Association



A new year is a time to reflect, and as we look at our many blessings, we are filled with gratitude. Fontbonne University has a lot to be thankful for! We are celebrating new program honors, grants, academic accomplishments and a thriving Alumni Association. The new year promises more events, from spirituality to fine arts, community involvement and new business collaborations. Read more about these programs and endeavors below. We appreciate you and hope to see you soon!

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Supply Chain recognized among top in the country

Fontbonne University’s Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine as one of the top 35 programs in Supply Chain Management.


Bosnia Memory Project lands $100,000 humanities grant

The Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University has received a $100,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. One of 34 institutions — and the only one in Missouri — to receive one of its inaugural Humanities Access grants, Fontbonne is committed to sustaining the project’s activities, which include documenting the Bosnian war, genocide and migration.

Degree program developed for BJC Healthcare

Fontbonne University is partnering with St. Louis Community College to provide degree opportunities for St. Louis’ largest employer, BJC HealthCare. BJC employees can now earn a bachelor’s in business administration from Fontbonne University once they complete an associate’s degree through St. Louis Community College.
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Remembering an Artist: Ceramics of Catherine Connor-Talasek opens Friday


Join the Fontbonne community at the opening reception on Jan. 13, 2017, from 5 – 8 p.m. There will be a tribute performance by McKayla Talasek at 5 p.m. in the Doerr Chapel (Ryan Hall, second floor), immediately followed by the opening reception from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery.


Bridging the Generational Career Gap 


Join the Fontbonne University Alumni Board as it presents Bridging the Generational Career Gap - a free panel symposium. 

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017

Dunham Student Activities Center – Café

 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Networking Reception

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion

The alumni panelists, all representing different generations, will be discussing ways to advance in the workplace at different stages of your career, as well as how to develop a positive working relationship with people from all generations.

Alumni Panelists:

  • Traditionalist Generation (1927-1945): Karen DeGuire Gedera, BA 1965 – retired Director, Boeing 
  • Baby Boomer Generation (1946 – 1964): Jim Grimes, MBA 1998 – Partner, RubinBrown LLP
  • Generation X (1965-1980): Tennille Kendrick, MBA 2002 – Controller, Esse Health
  • Millennial Generation (1981-2000): Dustin Graves, BS 2014 - Associate, IT Audit and Assurance, KPMG

Save the date for these spring events!

  • Florida Alumni Reception - Wednesday, March 1

President Mike Pressimone travels to Naples, Fla., to visit with alumni. Contact alumnievents@fontbonne.edu if you will be in the area and are interested in attending.

  • Lenten Spirituality Retreat -Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1

Lent is an optimal time to refresh your faith and renew your spirit with the Fontbonne University Spirituality Retreat at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Motherhouse. Options are available to attend daily or to stay overnight.

  • Fontbonne University Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday, April 2 

Alumni and their families are invited to hop back to campus for a fun-filled day! There will be hunts for different ages, crafts, prizes and a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Fontbonne Community Connection

The Fontbonne Community Connection is a women’s giving circle that believes in the mission of Fontbonne
University and, specifically, in the positive effect that higher education has on society. The FCC acts on these beliefs by awarding financial grants to faculty, staff, and students of the University to advance their educational goals and to promote Fontbonne University.

Membership in the FCC is open to alumnae, faculty, staff, friends and community supporters. Each member pledges $1,000 per fiscal year. Members are invited to renew annually.


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