Alumni President's Message

Allow me to introduce the Trocaire College Alumni Board of Directors. The individuals listed here have generously offered their time to support Trocaire College and its alumni.

Alumni President's Message
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I am very excited to be the President of the Trocaire College Alumni Board!  I have been involved with alumni activities for several years now, and love meeting alumni and hearing their life and career experiences first hand.

My Trocaire College education has afforded me a unique nursing career, beyond what I ever expected, and I am thrilled to give back to the institution that started my journey.  We have a lot to accomplish and I look forward to working with the other members of the board over the next few years.

I would like to thank Hank J. Mumme, Jr. for his amazing tenure as president.  I have big shoes to fill, and I will do my best to emulate his passion for service to the school.  My mission as board president is to engage Trocaire alumni in a manner that honors the past, present and future of the institution: to look for new initiatives, new faces and a new commitment to alumni awareness and the association.  The board also hopes to gain a new connection with the current students, who we like to think of as “future alumni.”

The Reflections Awards Dinner and Awards Ceremony is a highlight of the school year.  This year's event was even more special as Trocaire presented the Distinguished Alumni Award at the event for the first time to Natalie Barnhard '04. Check out some of the highlights of the event as we profile our honorees with some amazing videos, produced by Guerilla Video Solutions. Just click the image below to check out our YouTube channel.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your alumni board president.  Trocaire is truly “the college where lives are transformed”.

- Karen Burgess Chiantella, RN, BSN 

Don't forget to check out our new and improved college magazine, the Trailblazer, by clicking the image below!


If you are interested in being a part of the Alumni Board and are able to make a commitment to attend four quarterly meetings, as well as support a variety of alumni activities, please contact at 716.827.4340.