Alumni, students network at annual Husky Leadership Summit

Alumni, students network at annual Husky Leadership Summit

Husky Summit About 200 alumni and students participated in the Sixth Annual Husky Leadership Summit, where alumni shared their life and career experiences with student leaders during the day-long summit that aims to make the leadership experience on campus even stronger.

Students who attended represented various campus leadership groups: Community Government Association, Husky Ambassadors, Orientation Workshop Leaders, Resident Advisers/Community Assistants, Presidential Leadership Program, Program Board, D.A.S.L., Greek Leadership (IFC and NPC).

This year's summit featured a career networking center for students to talk individually with alumni currently working in their career fields. Alumni also gave presentations on several topics related to post-college life, such as how to get a job and negotiate a salary, managing personal finances and the ins and outs of career networking. A panel of graduates fielded questions from students.

The summit was sponsored by the BU Alumni Association and the Division of Student Affairs. Representatives from student leadership groups participated in planning the event.

Alumni Presenters

  • Mark Roda '04, financial adviser with Sherman Werst & Company
  • Gretchen Osterman, BU's assistant dean of students
  • Madelyn Rodriguez '95, BU's director of Multicultural Affairs
  • Whitney Purcell '11, Susquehanna University's assistant director of Career Development
  • Jan Hoffman McAlonan '93, principal owner of New Leaf Research, LLC.
  • Kristin Mock Austin '02, BU's assistant director of Admissions and coordinator of New Student Orientation
  • Angela Taylor Hummel '92/'95, director of Organizational Development at Evangelical Community Hospital

Serving on the alumni panel were Elizabeth Welsh Robison '88M, superintendent of Pocono Mountain School District; Dan Confalone '79, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network; Thomas Mulhern '77, director of Human Resources for the United States Department of the Interior; Dr. Thomas Renaldo '78, chief medical officer of Phoebe Ministries in Allentown; Nancy Lineman, Esq. '97, legislative affairs officer and senior adviser to the Maryland State Attorney.

Alumni Participants

    Jennifer Bosset, Esq. ’06 – Compliance Analyst, Prudential Real Estate Investors
    Fred Bottone ’05 – Medical Sales Area Manager, Millennium Laboratories
    James D’Amico ’08 – RD/Assistant Director of Student Activities, Juniata College
    Hope Edwards-Wormuth ’96 – Director of Rehabilitation, Select Medical
    Dr. Todd Fay ’76 – Director of Pupil Services, Methacton School District
    Heather Goshert ’06 – RN, BSN, CPN, Geisinger Medical Center
    Dennis Martin ’73 – Director of Data Management – Retired, Southeast Delco School District
    Stephen Houpt '05 - principal/broker of Houpt Insurance Agency, LLC
    Heather Selgrath ’01 – School Counselor, West Chester School District
    Robert Smith ’76 – Director of Client Relations/Business Development, DoubleStar
    Sarah Smith ’12 – Senior Instructor Head Start, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit