Coronavirus Important Updates

The Alumni Virtual Hub is a "one-stop-shop" for resources to stay connected with your alma mater from the comfort of your home.

We invite you to explore the menu on the right to register for upcoming virtual events and check out other digital resources, such as Seton Hill virtual backgrounds and coloring pages, and find us on social media!

View past programs below:

"A Way Back to Health: 12 Lessons from a Cancer Survivor" Lunch & Learn by Distinguished Alumna Kelley Murray Skoloda ‘86 (May 11, 2022)
On May 11, 2022, the Office of Alumni Relations hosted “A Way Back to Health: 12 Lessons from a Cancer Survivor” Lunch & Learn by Distinguished Alumna Kelley Murray Skoloda ‘86, founder and CEO of KS Consulting & Capital. Lunch & Learns, a program of the Alumni College, are a one-hour program featuring subject matter experts offering a bite-sized presentation and Q/A on a variety of topics.

"Creative Giving in Challenging Times" Lunch & Learn by Jim Sismour (May 4, 2022)

On May 4, 2022 The Office of Alumni Relations hosted "Creative Giving in Challenging Times" Lunch & Learn by Jim Sismour, longtime planned giving specialist. Lunch & Learns, a program of the Alumni College, are a one-hour program featuring subject matter experts offering a bite-sized presentation and Q/A on a variety of topics.

Farrell Lecture Series (April 20, 2022) 


On April 20, 2022, Seton Hill University hosted the Farrell Lecture Series featuring Robert DeMichiei, Strategic Advisor, former Chief Financial Officer for UPMC, and Member, Seton Hill University Board of Trustees, who will present his talk titled "Leadership Lessons for the Next Generation." The Farrell Lecture Series is sponsored by the Seton Hill University School of Business and the Wukich Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunities and presented in partnership with the Seton Hill University Alumni College.

 

Sr. Mary Schmidt Lecture Series (April 7, 2022)
The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill presented the virtual Sister Mary Schmidt Lecture at Seton Hill University on April 15, 2021. Sisters Alicia Costa and Sylvia Thibodeaux from the Sisters of the Holy Family will present “Faith, Race & Sisterhood: Exploring the Diversity Question with the Sisters of the Holy Family.” The Sister Mary Schmidt Lecture is presented in partnership with the Seton Hill University Alumni College.

 

"Veterans Benefits" Lunch & Learn by Distinguished Alumnus Matt Zamosky ’10
On April 5, 2022, The Office of Alumni Relations hosted "Veterans Benefits" Lunch & Learn by Distinguished Alumnus Matt Zamosky ’10, Westmoreland County Director of Veterans Affairs. Matt provided an overview of the benefits available to veterans and family members, as well as best practices for finding resources. Lunch & Learns, a program of the Alumni College, are a one-hour program featuring subject matter experts offering a bite-sized presentation and Q/A on a variety of topics.

 

"A New Horizon for Business" Chalk Talk by Jen Jones, Ph.D.

On March 31, 2022, The Office of Alumni Relations presented "A New Horizon for Business" Chalk Talk by Jen Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Department Coordinator, Marketing and Communications, School of Business. Dr. Jones examined the principles of organizational ethics and Catholic Social Teaching to challenge employees, leaders, and everyday consumers to approach corporate ethics from beyond the traditional notion of business. Chalk Talks, a program of the Alumni College, are interactive lectures that offer alumni an exclusive opportunity to engage in dialogue, ask questions, and explore points of interest with Seton Hill faculty. 

 

Alumni & Friends Christmas on the Hill (December 11, 2021)
On Saturday, December 11, 2021, alumni & friends of Seton Hill celebrated Christmas on the Hill, both in person and virtually. The evening included a video presentation featuring student performances, Seton Hill traditions, and a special musical number from alumna Darcy Wood, Class of 2008, and her partner Barry DeBois.

Virtual Veterans Appreciation Program (November 13, 2021)
On November 13, 2021 the Seton Hill University Alumni Association Veterans Affinity hosted a Virtual Veterans Appreciation Program. The featured event included a virtual tour of the Civil War Sisters Exhibit presented by the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Distinguished Alumni Leadership Awards Ceremony (October 16, 2021)
As part of Alumni, Homecoming and Family Weekend, President Mary C. Finger, Ed.D. bestowed one of the University's highest honors on the 2020 and 2021 Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award Recipients. A complete list of recipients can be found here.  

Tea & Story Time with the Sisters of Charity (October 15, 2021)
As part of Alumni, Homecoming and Family Weekend, the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill reminisced about exciting tales of Seton Hill and alumni shared their stories too. 

Historical Marker Dedication for the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill (August 28, 2021)
On August 28, 2021 the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission commemorated the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill with an official state historical marker. 

Elizabeth Ann Seton Birthday Celebration: Opening Reflection (August 27, 2021)
The Office of Alumni Relations celebrated Elizabeth Ann Seton's 247th birth anniversary with a series of virtual events. Alumni Advisory Council member Barbara Ann Smelko, S.C. '72 began our virtual celebration of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's birth anniversary with an opening prayer and spiritual meditation.

Lunch & Learn featuring Dr. Greg Bohall '04 (June 25, 2021)  

On Friday, June 25, 2021 Seton Hill alumnus Dr. Greg Bohall '04 presented his talk titled "Foundations of Personal and Professional Development." 

2021 May Grad Bash (May 17, 2021)
On Monday, May 17, 2021 President Mary C. Finger and the Seton Hill University Alumni Association hosted a virtual Grad Bash for the Class of 2021 and the August and December 2020 graduates.


Sister Mary Schmidt Lecture (April 15, 2021) 


The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill presented the virtual Sister Mary Schmidt Lecture at Seton Hill University on April 15, 2021. Catherine O’Donnell, author of "Elizabeth Seton: American Saint," presented “We Cannot Quarantine Compassion."



The Fleischner Lecture Series (Virtual Series) 

Dr. Eva Fleischner (1925-2020) was an accomplished and distinguished Holocaust scholar. For many years, Dr. Fleischner was deeply involved in the Seton Hill University National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education. She was a long-time member of the advisory board, and spoke often at conferences. In addition, Dr. Fleischner received the Center's highest honor, the Nostra Aetate award, for her outstanding contributions to improving Jewish-Catholic relations.

Through their generous contributions, Dr. Fleischner and her family have endowed the Fleischner Lecture Series, which enables the Center to bring scholars to the Seton Hill campus to discuss their research on the Holocaust, genocide and inter-religious understanding. Click here to view the virtual programs. 

Take the Day On (February 27, 2021)
The Seton Hill University Alumni Association Veterans Affinity partnered with Service Outreach to participate in a virtual project as part of Seton Hill's annual campus-wide day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Alumni and students gathered to make life-saving paracord bracelets for Operation Gratitude. The day began with an opening reflection that included 
a brief video discussing the National Commitment to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and serve the community, available here.

Alumni & Friends Christmas on the Hill Virtual Celebration (December 12, 2020)
Alumni and friends of Seton Hill came together virtually to celebrate the tradition of Alumni & Friends Christmas on the Hill. Our evening included a Zoom with Santa, Virtual Mass and a Virtual Wassail Reception hosted by the Alumni Advisory Council with performances and stories by Seton Hill alumni and friends. A link the recording of the Virtual Wassail Reception is available here

Virtual Veterans Appreciation Program (November 14, 2020)
The Seton Hill University Alumni Association Veterans Affinity hosted a Virtual Veterans Appreciation Program. Featured speakers included MiRan Cho Surh '84 and Charles Marwood, a Korean War Navy sailor veteran, on the topic of their recently published book, "Tour of Duty."

The Knights Collection (Virtual Series) 

The Knights Collection contains more than two hundred photographs and dozens of letters. The process of preserving, cataloguing and organizing the material has been a joint effort by the Seton Hill University National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education, the Seton Hill archives, and faculty and students from the Schools of Visual and Performing Arts and Humanities. Learn more about this collection and view educational programs here

Crimson & Gold Days: Drink & Doodle (October 13, 2020)
In celebration of what would have been Homecoming & Family Days, Seton Hill University hosted for the first time ever, Crimson & Gold Days during the week of October 12, 2020. During the week-long festivities, Maureen Diggory, a Seton Hill student in the art therapy program, led us through the process of painting the Seton Hill Griffin. Grab your paint supplies and follow along here!

Elizabeth Ann Seton Birthday Celebration: Mission Moment (August 28, 2020)
The Office of Alumni Relations celebrated Elizabeth Ann Seton's 246th birthday with a series of virtual events. During our Mission Moment, Sr. Maureen O'Brien, Vice President for Mission and Identity, and members of the Mission and Identity team discussed the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and her lasting influence on the Sisters of Charity and Seton Hill.

Elizabeth Ann Seton Birthday Celebration: Opening Reflection (August 28, 2020)
The Office of Alumni Relations celebrated Elizabeth Ann Seton's 246th birthday with a series of virtual events. During our Opening Reflection, Sr. Barbara Ann Smelko '72 lead an opening prayer and guided meditation. 

Positivity Training (May 21, 2020) 

Dr. Krista Boyer '03, MBA '07, a licensed psychologist and 2013 Distinguished Alumna, presented on "Cultivating Hope and Optimism During the Pandemic."

Class of 2020 May Grad Bash (May 4, 2020)
Congratulations Seton Hill University Class of 2020 and welcome to the Alumni Association! Please enjoy this recording of our virtual Grad Bash.

This page will be updated with new, virtual opportunities as they develop, so please check back often and keep an eye on your email! Need to update your email address?
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