Hawktails with Student Alumni Association

alumni and students
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Jim and Ellen Glynn Alumni Commons

Join the Student Alumni Association and RU alumni for a networking event. Make connections with Rockhurst alumni, learn more about the work graduates have done with their Rockhurst degree, and enjoy free mocktails and appetizers! 

Register today!

Attire: Business casual (no jeans)

Questions? Contact SAA Advisor, Morgan Maloney at morgan.maloney@rockhurst.edu


Get to know our Alumni!


Name: Alyson Fuest
Hometown: St. Charles, MO
Graduation Year: 2015, 2016 BSN
Major: Biology ('15), BSN ('16)
Current Employer: Research Medical Center- Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Best advice: Enjoy every minute 


Name: Jessica Shea
Hometown: Wichita, KS
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: Business Administration, Marketing
Current Employer: Sprint Center | ASM Global- Digital Media Strategist
Best advice: "Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation"- Zig Ziglar


Name: Chris Booker
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Graduation Year: 2018, 2019 MBA
Major: Accounting, CPA track
Current Employer: KPMG LLP- Audit Associate
Best advice: Get involved in everything that you feel you might be interested in. It is the fastest way to understand what you don't have a passion for and what you truly care about. 


Name: Lindsay McGonegle
Hometown: Waterloo, IA
Graduation Year: 2017, 2019 MBA
Major: Business Administration
Current Employer: Intouch Solutions- Title Account Manager
Favorite RU Memory: Andy Grammar Rockstock 2015


Name: Chanelle Zak
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Graduation Year: 2016
Major: Nonprofit Leadership Studies and Spanish
Current Employer: Bishop Sullivan Center- Director of Communications and Community Engagement
Best advice: Show up, wholeheartedly, in everything you do. Be a sponge and learn from every single person you meet. Discover where your passions and skills intersect with the world's needs, and go for it! 


Name: Derek Ederle
Hometown: St. Louis,  MO
Graduation Year: 2017
Major: Nursing
Current Employer: University of Kansas Health System- RN
Favorite RU memory: Attending Rock Stock concerts on campus, living in the townhouses and off campus with my best friends, and being a member of the SAE fraternity. 


Name: Annie Hart
Hometown: Independence,  MO
Graduation Year: 2011
Major: Elementary Education
Current Employer: St. Benedict Catholic School- Athletic Director/PE Teacher
Favorite RU memory: Being part of so many special events that Rockhurst hosted-whether for athletics, academics, or Catholic Masses. I feel like RU trusted me and taught me to shine in ways I hadn't before! 


Name: Kristen Kaufmann Blackton
Hometown: Kansas City,  MO
Graduation Year: 2012
Major: Elementary Education, English Minor
Current Employer: St. Peter's School- Eight Grade English Language Arts Teacher and New Teacher Mentor
Best advice: Don't forget to have fun! 


Name: Michael Lydon-Lorson
Hometown: Wildwood,  MO
Graduation Year: 2017
Major: Political Science and Spanish
Current Employer: Student at UMKC Law School
Best advice: While in college, get out of the country! Study abroad, service trip, anything!