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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 for 2017-18:


Sara Adams '02

Kevin Barley '97

Valarie Bastek '06

Shawn Berkebile '05

James Black

Angela Hoover '97 Brouse

Bill Bucher '94

Ms. Lynn Buck

Julie Buckingham '09

Linda Kline '72 Bugden

Kelly Bugden'02 Breckenridge

Evelyn Burke '03

Cathy Compton '81 Caulfield

Steven Chappelear '83

Molly Crouser '13

Mark Cummins '78

Matt Curran '92

Nicole Dailey

Becky Bramer '92 Deitrick

Mindy Danowski '14

Michele DeMary

Malcolm Derk '05

Cassandra DeStefano '17

Dominique Bond '98 Devine

Elizabeth Dollhopf-Brown '00

Meghan Donnelly '13

Meg Lebreton '02 Dresser

Aileen Carlson '06 Dreibelbis

Sarah Dunbar '13

Corinne Eidle '17

Teague Emery '13

Sarah Farbo '00

James Findlay

Rachel Folk '05

Shileel Foreman '16

Megan Will '09 Flower

Linda Shultz '92 Forrest

Meg Pierce '96 Frantz

Sarah Bryski '12 Frederick

Katherine Furlong

David Getz '78

Erin Goedegebuure '06

Matt George '14

President Jonathan Green

Gavin Green '15

Jerry Habegger

Don Hamlin '70

Darcy Jones '72 Hamlin

Samantha Harclerode '11

Shelly LaForce '85 Hartman

Kate Hastings

Sarah Hawk '10

Scott Heller '82

Jennifer Wingard '93 Hendricks

Jamie Malachowski '09 Hindman

Larry Hutchison '80

Sarah Johnson '12

Anna Milheim '84 Jordan

Jeannette Sheaffer '92 Jorich

Linda Sodt '92 Kadar

Gabriele Keizer '13

Emma Kirbis '19

Carol Sensenig '72 Klein

Michael Kling '80

Laura Hines '82 Kling

M. L. Klotz

Eric Knepp '99

Melissa Komora

Stacy Koppenhaver '92

Susan Kreisher

Janet Wyllie '86 Lambert

Stephen Lambert

Rachel Krafft '09 LeClere

Emily Lion '10

Scott Manning

Chris Markle '84

Thomas Martin

Amy Martin

Melinda Mueller '02 Marzolf

Pat McElroy '07

Jayme Flannery '04 McGauley

Jen McGonigle '95

Melinda Scovell '77 McGrory

Linda McMillin

John Menapace '66

Mary Muolo '03

Meghan Murray '07

Kristen Gipe '96 Ondo

Jenny Ruth Hawbaker '04 Partica

Jessica Owens '09 Pastuszek

Diane Paul '92

Rob Penaherrera '13

Benjamin Plum '05

Sarah Porell '15

Christine Pulice '08

Lauren Lachocki '11 Redfern

Bonnie Bucks '65 Reece

Alexandra Ressing '11

Lisa Bobb '93 Reynolds

Devin Rhoads

Madeleine Rhyneer

Kristen Clark '97 Ritzman

Kyle Robertson '11

Ainsley Rossitto '13

Matthew Rousu

Sara Saltzman '13

Gedd Schweikert '95

Jennifer Bradbury '99 Schweikert

Cynthia Sheesley

Tyler Shields '15

Michaeline Shuman

Michael Smith '16

Kim Stenman '07

Abigail Steinly '19

Erica Weaver '11 Stephenson

Billie Tadros '10

Caitlin Newman '09 Thistle

Alexis Adamovich '01 Thornton

Eric Ulsh '84

Dawne Fritz '86 Veet

Victoria Martz '93 Velez

Kristen Evans '92 Waughen

Devyn Wells '15

Lynn Whittlesey '72 Wilson

Rebecca Wise '13

Get Your Ginkgo, Class of 2019!

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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