Alumni Council

The OLSH Alumni Council is a group of alumni who are supporting OLSH by serving as representatives for their classes in sharing ideas for new ways to engage with OLSH Alumni. Members of the Alumni Council are asked to:

  • Attend at least one OLSH Alumni event every year (Legacy Gala, Alumni Day, Golf Outing, etc.).
  • Serve on the Reunion Planning Committee for the reunion year.
  • Serve as an advocate for OLSH and our mission and values.
  • Help to increase participation in reunions, alumni projects, and OLSH's annual fund.
  • Help to update and expand the database of classmates and locate “lost” members.
  • Help to increase overall alumni support for OLSH.

Alumni Committees

The Alumni Council is looking for alumni who are interested in working on committees for the following alumni events and initiatives:

Homecoming Committee - This group works with the OLSH Advancement Department to plan the events of Homecoming Weekend, including the tailgate party and the alumni Mass and reception.

Family Christmas Party Committee - This group plans the annual kid-friendly alumni Christmas party. Committee members help with tasks such as preparing crafts, organizing refreshments, and planning other activities.

Alumni Scholarship 5K Race Committee - OLSH alumni hold a 5K each June to raise money for the McNally Endowed Scholarship Fund. If you are interested in working on this committee, please contact event chair Jordan Hinds '02 at jordanhinds@hotmail.com.

Alumni Mass & Brunch Committee - The idea has been brought up to host a regular (annual, biannual, other?) Mass and brunch for alumni and their families at OLSH. This event would be linked to an alumni scholarship. For more information, please contact committee chair Jessica (Zerishnek) Sellman '02 at jsellman@olsh.org.

Alumni Networking Committee - We've had a lot of discussion about networking opportunities and events. We are looking for alumni who would be willing to meet and plan some networking opportunities for alumni.

Distinguished Alumni Awards Committee - We would like to develop an award or awards to recognize alumni who have excelled in some area (service, profession, etc.). This would be in addition to the Alumnus with Heart Award and the Athletic Hall of Fame. The committee would work to define the award, criteria, and nomination/selection process for this award (or awards).

If you are interested in serving on one (or more) of these committees, please contact Deena Swank '92 at (412) 424-4610 or dswank@olsh.org.

How You Can Get Involved

The ideal candidate would be a person who has kept in contact with classmates over the years, has been involved in planning and attending class reunions, and is interested in trying to locate classmates who are “missing.” The Constituent Relations Office is currently seeking individuals to serve on the Alumni Council.

Although some classes are now represented, we would love to have your participation. If you are interested in serving on the OLSH Alumni Council, please contact Deena Swank '92!