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Take a Leap: Speed Networking with Alumni
Take a Leap: Speed Networking with Alumni
Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024 to Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Location: St. Jerome's University, Sweeney Hall, Fireplace Lounge
Gold fish jumping from one bowl to another

The Office of Advancement is partnering with St. Jerome's Students' Union to host the Take a Leap: Speed Networking with Alumni Event in the Fireplace Lounge at St. Jerome's University. This event presents a unique opportunity to connect with current students and other alums and inspire the next generation of graduates. 

 

Participating in this event will allow you to engage with current students, offering guidance, advice, and encouragement as they navigate their academic and professional journeys.

 

Light appetizers and refreshments will be offered during the mixer. Registration for this event is required.

 

After the event, we invite you to join us for our Lectures in Catholic Experience in the Chapel at 7:30 p.m. presenting  Dr. Jonathan Malesic's "Beyond Burnout Culture," who will be challenging us to rethink our assumptions about the relationship between work and the good life. Register now for this free lecture.

 

If you have any questions, contact St. Jerome's Development Assistant, Kim Madume, at kmadume@uwaterloo.ca.

 

 

Meet our St. Jerome's Alum
 

 

 

Job Sector: NON-PROFIT

Kayla Orr

  • Grad Year and Program: B.A., ‘10, Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
  • Current Occupation: Executive Director at SHORE Centre
  • Student Leadership: Volunteer at UW Women’s Centre

Kayla Orr smiling in their portrait photo

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION; EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

Josslyn Gabriel

  • Grad Year and Program: B.A., ‘19 SMF; Counselling Specialization & Speech Communication
  • Current Occupation: Equity Specialist
  • Student Leadership: Waterloo Undergraduate Students' Union Mates Program (UWMATES), One of the Founders of the SMF Society

Josslyn Gabriel smiling in their portrait photo

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: EDUCATION

Chris Roehrig

  • Grad year and Program: BA' 91 English
  • Current Occupation: CEO at Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board
  • Student Leadership/Extra Curriculars: athletics - school hockey team ('88-90)

Chris Roehig smiling in their portrait photo

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Janine Graham

  • Grad Year and Program: Honours B.A. ‘21 SMF; Counselling Specialization; diploma in Psychology 
  • Current Occupation: Equity & Inclusion Training Advisor for the 50-30 Challenge Hub at Fanshawe College.
  • Student Leadership: President of the SMF Student Society, Peer Helper with Renison University College, Intern/Peer Leader with Renison University College

Josslyn Gabriel smiling in their portrait photo

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: EDUCATION

Karen Tigani

  • Grad Year and Program: Honours BA ‘97 Drama & English Diploma, Plus I added an “Option” to my degree in Speech Communication
  • Current Occupation: Superintendent of Education Huron Perth Catholic District School Board
  • Student Leadership: UW Chamber Choir - Soprano Section; Drama Department performances: actor, singer, lighting designer (studio show), sound designer and set construction; Undergraduate Thesis Project - Shakespearean Performance Club in partnership with Resurrection High School

Chris Roehig smiling in their portrait photo

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: SEXUAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Stacey Jacobs

  • Grad Year and Program: B. A. ‘05 SMF
  • Current Occupation: Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator; Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Office (SVPRO) at the University of Waterloo
    • Lecturer part-time in the Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies Program at St. Jerome’s University, teaching classes such as Sexual Health and Well-Being and Sexuality and Relationships in Mid/Later Life

Stacey Jacobs smiling in a green dress on a black background

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: HIGHER EDUCATION PURSUING COUNSELLING

Kim Madume

  • Grad Year and Program: Honours B.A. ‘22, SMF & Psychology; Diploma in Music
  • Current Occupation: Advancement Assistant St. Jerome’s University; pursuing Master’s in counselling 
  • Student Leadership: SAT, Floor Rep

Kim Madume smiling in a green jacket on a background of white brick

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: NON-PROFIT EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Jenni Lowry

  • Grad Year and Program: Honours BA ‘13 SMF
  • Current Occupation: Employment & Income Support Caseworker, Community Services department, Region of Waterloo.
    • Just completed a 12 month leadership contract as the Welcome Space Supervisor at 99 Regina St. S. in Waterloo with aspirations of returning on a permanent basis in the near future.
  • Student Leadership: Teaching Assistant to Carm DeSantis, one term at St Jerome’s campus; Teaching & Research Assistant to Dr. BJ Rye, one term at St. Jerome’s campus

Jenni Lowry smiling in their portrait style photo

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: LAW

Deron Waldock

  • Grad Year and Program: B.A. ‘89, English
  • Current Occupation: Lawyer
  • Student Leadership: No student leadership within the university but had many interesting jobs during undergrad

Deron Waldock smiling confidently in a business suit on a white background

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: COUNSELLING

Rachel Warner

  • Grad year and Program: B.A. ‘17 Communication Studies & Business (ARBUS)
  • Current Occupation: Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
  • Student Leadership: Tour Guide, AAC, Orientation Week Leader, & Feds Orientation Committee

Rachel Warner smiling and posing in front of a garden

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: EDUCATION

Aideen Moss

  • Grad Year and Program: BA ‘ 88 English and French Studies Current Occupation: School Principal with Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board
  • Student Leadership:
    • Students’ Union - President, Social Convenor, First-year Representative
    • St. Jerome’s Board of Governors - Student Representative, Member of Presidential Search Committee
    • Liturgical Volunteer - Eucharistic Minister
    • St. Jerome’s-Notre Dame Annual Charity Run Co-Chair
    • Notre Dame Residence - Floor Representative

Aideen Moss smiling in a black suit jacket on a blue background

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: SOCIAL WORK & NON-PROFIT

Denise Soueidan-O’Leary

  • Grad Year and Program: BA’ 11 Sexuality, Marriage and Family Studies; BA’ 16 Social Work
  • Current Occupation: Consultant – LURA, public engagement; Owner The Lansdowne Cone social enterprise; Centre for Social Innovation - Director of Special Projects
  • Student Leadership: President's Circle awards for leadership

Denise Soueidan O’Leary posing in front of the Toronto skyline

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: TECHNOLOGY

Cheri Chevalier

  • Grad Year and Program: Honours BA’95 English Rhetoric and Professional Writing Co-op with Management Studies Specialization
  • Current Occupation: Global Director, Emerging/Incubation Technology Solutions, Microsoft Corporation
  • Student Leadership: Applied Studies Student Government, St. Jerome's Residence Liaison Lead

Cheri Chevalier smiling in a blue blouse in front of a grey background

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION

Laura Mutton

  • Grad Year and Program: Honours BA ‘17 Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies, Classical Studies 
  • Minor Current Occupation: Administrative Assistant, Student Experience and Housing at Renison University College

Laura Mutton smiling with confidence in a black sweater

 

 

 

 

Job Sector: HIGHER EDUCATION

Erika Toffelmire

  • Grad Year and Program: BA ‘12 Peace and Conflict Studies, minor in Religious Studies and option in International Studies 
  • Current Occupation: Student Leadership and Service Coordinator at St. Jerome’s University (Student Affairs & Campus Ministry)
  • Student Leadership: Residence Don at SJU, SJU in Peru participant, and Beyond Borders participant

Erika Toffelmire smiling in front of a black background

 

 

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