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Student Alumni Council

Student Alumni Council (formerly known as Student Alumni Ambassadors) are student leaders whose mission is to bridge the gap between alumni and current students through regional engagement, professional development, fostering leadership, building a culture of philanthropy, educating peers, and instilling pride and tradition for York College. This happens through networking and engagement opportunities including Dinner with Spartans, regional networking receptions, and site visits to alumni places of work. SAC also works to educate their fellow students about the importance of being active and involved alumni who give back to their alma mater whether through their time, their talent, and/or their treasure. 

Members will have exclusive opportunities to these benefits:

  • Network with potential employers for internships or jobs
  • Access to high-level alumni and administration
  • Travel to different regions across the country for events
  • Learn key networking and professional skills 
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Create new traditions that foster pride for York College

Apply to become a Student Alumni Council member at the link below.

SpartaNation Van Kickoff with Road Crew

More AboutStudent Alumni Council

  • SAC Leaders

    Meet the Leaders of SAC

    Ty Schumacher '23 - President

    Madison Calamita '23 - Vice President

  • Responsibilities and Duties

    Expectations of Membership

    Five Foundational Pillars

    1. Regional Engagement: Attend events with alumni including dinners, receptions, and networking programs, and visit alumni at their places of work. The selected YCP Road Crew will travel to engage regional alumni in the same way.

    2. Leadership and Professional Development: Engage in leadership development activities such as an annual retreat, monthly meetings, and select training opportunities such as resume building workshops. SAC members will be paired with an alumni mentor and have unique opportunities to interact with the Board of Trustees and attend select donor events.

    3. Philanthropy: Create awareness across campus on the importance of philanthropic giving, help to develop gratitude for the impact of gifts made, and cultivate a culture of giving. SAC members will also help the Advancement Office to properly thank students, alumni, and friends who make a gift or donate their time or talent to York College.

    4. Pride and Tradition: Instill a sense of pride and tradition among alumni and current students by assisting with legacy events, reunions, and Fall Fest and Homecoming weekend. SAC will have the opportunity to establish new traditions as well.

    5. Peer Education: Spread awareness of the importance of philanthropic giving and alumni engagement through peer-to-peer education, participating as a social media ambassador, and assisting with campus pop-up philanthropy programs.


    Membership Expectations

    • Represent yourself and York College in a professional manner
    • Make a gift of a minimum of $5 on the YCP Day of Giving
    • Be an advocate for #YCPGives
  • How to Join

    How to Join

    Applications to become a member of the Student Alumni Council will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates will be notified via email with the decision.

Contact Us
Alumni Relations
Kristen Gurreri, Senior Director, College Development
Grantley Hall
Phone: 717.815.3273

Michelle Shellenberger '89, Director, Alumni Relations
Grantley Hall, Room 122

Office email:

Christina Herman, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
Grantley Hall, Room 118
Office email:

Andrea Jackson, Assistant Director, Development Events
Grantley Hall, Room 117
Office email:

Semester Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours (May-August)
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.