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Making SU Better, Not Bigger

Being a Champion for Growth isn't about making Susquehanna bigger. It's about making Susquehanna better, one student experience at a time. It's about cultivating lifelong connections to our alumni, and in turn, fostering a culture of success among our students.

Our alumni play a key role in that success. You strengthen the Susquehanna community with your service, your advice, your student recommendations, your school spirit, and your gifts. And as the university's reputation grows so, too, does the value of your degree.

Learn more by exploring the tabs below and start fulfilling the traditions of a Susquehanna Champion today! Our champions receive recognition in Susquehanna publications and on the Web, and will be invited to a premiere VIP event in their honor.

We recognize that many of you provide a great deal to Susquehanna that may not fit in the five required categories below. Please give Jodi Swartz in the Office of Alumni, Parent and Donor Engagement a call at 570-372-4115 to see how you can become a Champion by simply doing what you’re already doing!

How Do You Live Out SU’s Mission of Service in Your Life?

Demonstrate how you're living out the university's mission of service by dedicating the hours you volunteer each year to SU SERVE (Susquehanna Engaging in Regional Volunteer Experiences). Service activities you might consider dedicating include:

  • Singing in a church choir
  • Coaching a youth sports team
  • Handling a therapy dog
  • Serving as a classroom parent
  • Assisting an elderly neighbor with yard work
  • Serving on a board of directors
  • Volunteering at youth organization refreshment stand
  • Knitting prayer shawls
  • Attend an SU service event on or off campus
  • Sit on an SU board or regional alumni chapter

SU SERVE is not just for April anymore, either. Now you can submit your service hours all year long!

Goal of 125,000 hours 


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Help Us Recruit the Next Generation of Susquehannans and Advocate for SU's Future!

Know any high school students who would be a good fit for Susquehanna? Want to help them find their way to “old SU’s broad campus” by attending admissions events and welcoming new students? How about thanking someone at SU who made a difference in your life?


There are three ways you can fulfill the advocacy portion of Champions:

1. Know any high school students who would be a good fit for Susquehanna? We want to share information about your alma mater with the students you know.

2. Write a note to someone who made a difference for you at SU. We'll let them know and if there is information about this person you'd want to know, we'll tell you.

3. Would you be willing to advocate for SU by writing a welcome note to an incoming student or by representing SU at a college fair? Please let us know by completing a short check list.

Select an option in the form below and get started today!


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Support the Difference Makers of Tomorrow

Providing students with a quality higher education in the 21st century requires the support of alumni who value their Susquehanna experience and understand that tuition dollars don't cover all the bills anymore, especially at a school that prides itself on being among the most economically diverse campus in the nation. Help us make a Susquehanna education possible for the difference makers of tomorrow by making a gift today. Goal: 2,200 donors.

Share Your Business Card and Advice!

Help us show current students what's possible after graduation. Share your business card, or connect with students in other ways and share your career advice.


There are two ways you can fulfill the Success portion of Champions:

1. Share your business card with us for a display at the Break Through alumni-student networking conference and other events. If you'd be willing to talk about your career, send some extra cards and we'll share them with students interested in your field.

2. Help students succeed in another way. Select an option in the form below and get started today!


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Give Me An S! Give Me A U!

How do you show your school spirit and stay connected to your alma mater? Whether it's following SU on social media, sporting your orange and maroon swag or attending an event, we know you're exhibiting your Susquehanna pride at home, on the job and online. Tell us all about it!



There are three ways you can fulfill the Spirit portion of Champions:

1. Send us a photo of what you do to show off the Orange and Maroon: Wear SU apparel, use an SU coffee mug at the office, fly you alma mater’s flag in the yard, etc. Upload your photo here.

2. “Like” the Susquehanna University Alumni page or one of our regional alumni chapter pages on Facebook.

3. Attend an SU event on or off campus. As long as you have registered for the event, we have this information and can give you credit for the spirit portion of Champions.

These outstanding individuals have completed all five phases of our Champions for Growth:


Becky Bramer ’92 Deitrick

Kelly Bugden'02 Breckenridge

Jessica Weiss ’08

Stacy Koppenhaver '92

Brittany Bunting-Specht ’09

Kirstin Taylor ’07 McElroy

Larry Hutchison ‘80

Alan Bennett '72

Ginny Lloyd '81

Signe Gates '71

Samantha Harclerode '11

Caitlin Byington '13

Brooke Renna '15

Jayme Flannery '04 McGauley

Jennifer Hendricks '93 Wingard

Cathy Compton '81 Caulfield

Jessica Culp '07 Umbenhauer

Mary Phillips '08 Carlson

Alysha Melnyk '14

Jessica Owens '09 Pastuszek

Hilary Hutter '10 Stone

David Getz '78

Emily Lion '10

Leslie Imhoof4

Jackie Newell '13

George Liberopoulos '86

Jeannette Sheaffer '92 Jorich

Laura Runyan '09

Joan Haefle '62

Chris Markle '84

Philip DiMuro '12

Richard Reichard '60

Pat McElroy '07

Allison Grebe '94

Jamie Malachowski '09 Hindman

Melissa Wills '08

Sandy Rocks '75

Charlene Reidy '05

Brenda Gerhart '66 Hayasaka

Morgan Rhinehart '10 Baker

Angela Hoover '97 Brouse

Luke Eddinger '00

Mary Kate Wright '07

Megan McMullen '02 Blue

Kristen Clark '97 Ritzman

Charlie McLeskey '68

Carol Sensenig '72 Klein

Brett Moyer '13

Veronica Horvath '13

Jennifer McGonigle '95

Sarah Myers '12

Lynn Whittlesey '72 Wilson

Matt Landis '07

Kathi Stine '76 Flack

Cameron Dougherty '14

Jennifer Rojek '98 Barton

Lynn Burke '07

Bob Campbell '79

Mary Cianni

Erika Klinger '07

Laura Walser '14

Janet Wyllie ’86 Lambert

Megan Will ’09 Flower

Mike '80 and Laura Hines '82 Kling

Linda Kline '72 Bugden

Kelly O’Mara ’92 Whites

Shawn Berkebile ‘05

Dawne Fritz ’86 Veet

Ali Ressing '11

Kristen Rice ‘16

Melinda Scovell '77 McGrory

Lauren Lachocki '11 Redfern

Caitlin Newman '09 Thistle

Fred Dudley '67

Jennifer Cullin '09

Joanne Steinke '81 Faul

Matt Curran '92

Todd Frantz '97

Bill Bucher '94

Signe Gates '71

Don Hamlin '70

James Stowe P'13

Sally Edling '82 Traczuk

Ron Cohen

Molly Crouser '13

Valarie Bastek '06

Alina Gayeuski '09

Tammy Erney '06 Ozlanski

Kathy Pioli '92 Lubbers

Meg Pierce '96 Frantz

Carlyn Thompson '16

Alexis Adamovich '01 Thornton

Dave Phelan '12

Sarah Johnson '12

John Hanawalt '74

Kevin Barley '97

Katie Reinhard '12

Jesse Ramsey '09

Gabrielle Reitano '15

Alex Bornman '15

Gerry Nanos '70

Harold Hand '74

Kyle Robertson '11

Paul Tomkiel '11

Seth Mosebey '03

Anna Milheim '84 Jordan

Emma Kirbis '19

Scott Heller '82

Megan Ghezzi '13 Palombaro

Chris Sinunu '16

Kelsey Fitting '13 Snyder

Joe Thompson '08

Meghan Murray '07

Donna Major '90 Edmonds

Winifred Keller '84 Madden

Kegan Moesta '16

Corinne Weikel '18

Robert Zajdel '15

Paul Thistle '10

Kelly Jockwer '16

Aileen Carlson '06 Dreibelbis

Katherine Ford '13

Get Your Ginkgo, Class of 2017!

Seniors, challenge yourself and your fellow classmates to collect all five traditions of a Susquehanna Champion. Get a ginkgo button for each tradition you complete. Complete all five and get a Champions cord for Commencement and an “I Got My Ginkgo at SU” T-shirt.

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