Beyond the Commons Goes Regional
The traditional Beyond the Commons packed up and hit the road for the first time. The Scranton Alumni Clubs began hosting these dinners in their region, bringing together students and alumni in their hometown areas while the students are home for intersession.
In January, the Alumni Clubs of New York and Philadelphia hosted dinners, getting this new initiative off to a great start! At the first regional event of the year, 12 communication students from the New York area met with David Guarino ’96, Marnie Lawler McDonough ’00, Alex Gittleson ’08 and Laurel Coyle ’09, learning firsthand how these alumni are succeeding in their careers in the communication field. This dinner took place on Jan. 16 at Restaurant Patrick at Club Quarters Midtown.
The second dinner was hosted at the home of Alumni Board member William Gillespie ’99. Twelve students from the Philadelphia area came out on Jan. 23 to seek out advice about doing a year of service after graduation. Five other alumni, all of whom have completed a year of full-time service, were in attendance: William Grogan ’11, Theresa Evans, 06, Stephanie Salinis ’10, Maureen Gillespie ’95, and Ann Marissa Ambacher ’05.
These dinners are the first of more regionally-based dinners to come. If you would like to participate in a dinner please contact Alex Rizzi ’12, regional engagement coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.