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Alumni Board Prospectives

Bios for the candidates on the ballot for the ’23-’24 Alumni Association Board of Directors

Michelle Moore ‘89

I hail from Fairfield, NJ. I followed in my sister's footsteps (Maria Tedesco McGovern Class of 1987) and decided to attend Rosemont College. I graduated from Rosemont College in 1989 with a double major in English Literature and Spanish and took several education classes. I married a gentleman in the US military in 1990 and lived in several different states. I did the bulk of my teaching ini Broward County, Florida. While in Florida, we had two children James Jr. and Caitlin. 

After 10 years in Florida, we moved to Staten Island, NY and then to Beaufort, NC. While in NC, I taught at a Christian school and the local community college. We were in NC for 3 years and then we did our twilight tour in San Francisco, CA. We then retired from the USCG in 2013, and moved to Delaware. My husband served 29 years in the USCG and currently is a GS-13 for the USCG Bridge program and I currently teach for the Archdiocese of  Wilmington. My son is in his fourth year as a cyber security analyst for the US Army and my daughter is an artist.  

I loved my time at Rosemont. I still have many close relationships with my classmates from the class of 1989. I grew up while I was there and found the love of my life, Jim Moore. I cherish the professors and sisters who taught me and were there for me during that time. Rosemont is a wonderful place.

 

Cristina DeAngelis Fioravanti ‘97

My name is Cristina DeAngelis Fioravanti, class of 1997. I was born and raised in South Philadelphia, and attended Saint Monica’s Elementary School, Saint Maria Goretti High School, and entered Rosemont College in August of 1993.

While at Rosemont, I was an orientation counselor for three years, played on the tennis team for two years, served as student government class treasurer for two years, and was a proud member and secretary of Triad. I was responsible for giving tours of our beautiful campus to prospective students and their families. I also worked at the Rosemont Day Care Center (located in the basement of Kaul Haul) for four years.

After graduating in May 1997, I lived locally in Haverford, while being the Head Toddler Teacher at the Rosemont Day Care Center and attended night classes for my elementary education certification (ELTECH). After finishing classes in the Fall of 1998, I began my student teaching at the Rosemont School of the Holy Child, and then became a Nursery School teacher there for the following year and a half (1999-2000). I then went on to teach for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for the next five years (2000-2005) and then moved to Stamford, Connecticut. I taught at Greenwich Catholic School for three years (2005-2008), and currently, I’ve been teaching for the Greenwich Public Schools for the past 15 years.

In 2017, after attending my 20th reunion at Rosemont, I began regularly communicating with the Admissions Department at Rosemont, working with Julie Hyland and Joseph Darrah. I told them that I would love to continue my love for Rosemont and to help future students. Fortunately, in the fall of 2019, I was able to attend the college fair at the local high school in my hometown to represent Rosemont College.

In June 2022, I served as co-chair of my 25th Reunion. I am a recipient of the Bonnie Hilferty Freney 1964 Memorial Award for Volunteer Service to Rosemont College. This award was given to me because of my dedication, love, and sense of humor to Rosemont, the same characteristics of Bonnie Hilferty Freney, Class of 1964.

All of the memories that I created and made with my six best friends from Rosemont live in my heart forever. This September, we are celebrating 30 years of friendship, and they are like the sisters, and I never had and always wanted. I owe our friendship to Rosemont and will always be grateful for them.

I am also blessed to have known my college sweetheart, CJ, for 30 years! We met during our 2nd week of freshman year in September 1993, and he attended Villanova University! We have been married for 16 years and have two boys: Matthew, who is 12 years old and Zachary who is 9 years old.

 

Lauren Begg ‘23

I am honored to have been nominated by Dr. Christine Hagedorn, and I am very interested in becoming a member of the Rosemont Alumni Board. I graduated in May 2023 from Rosemont with a B.S. in Marketing and Minor in Political Science. I was a part of both the cross-country team and the softball team. I also worked in the admissions office during my senior year. Rosemont College was extremely impactful in shaping who I have become post-undergrad. As a transfer student from La Salle University, I started my journey at Rosemont as a junior. It was the most fulfilling experience academically and athletically. It is hard to put into words how important Rosemont is to me. I have included a link to an article below, by Katie DuBoff, that does an incredible job of highlighting my college experience, as well as insight into my professional career. I want to be able to provide, assist, and give opportunities to Rosemont students. I want to ensure there is a culture that withstands and upholds Rosemont College values. The love that I have for Rosemont runs deep. I am indebted to the school, my teammates, friends, staff, professors, advisors, and many more for what they have done for me. I believe joining the alumni board would be an incredible opportunity to help bring my dreams of giving back to Rosemont to fruition. During undergrad, and since graduating, I have worked for my family business, Aetna Roofing Corporation. My grandfather started the business over fifty years ago. My father is now the Vice President, and I work alongside of him. I have been involved in the business for three years now as an estimator and preconstruction project assistant for commercial roofing, waterproofing, and architectural sheet metal. In the article below, Katie does an incredible job capturing my experience as a young female in the commercial construction industry, as well as how Rosemont has helped shape me into the businesswoman I am today.

 

Amy Khalid’13

After completing her undergraduate studies Amy worked for five years in the healthcare industry at Bryn Mawr Hospital. During her time there she worked with both patients as a Patient Care Technician and worked as a Laboratory Assistant in the Processing and Receiving department. She decided to go back to school in 2018 to obtain her Masters in the field of Forensic Science. While at Syracuse University, she was on the Forensic Science Student Association board as the Director of Communications. She also helped assist with forensic based programs geared towards students of all ages (community college, high school, middle school.) Amy recently completed her Graduate Certificate in Forensic Drug Chemistry in 2022. In addition, she has experience working as a Medical Laboratory Scientist for almost two years in molecular pathology. Outside of the classroom, Amy has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity’s twice courtesy of Rosemont College, has traveled abroad to several countries (Australia, Canada, Jamaica, China/Japan and Switzerland) and enjoys learning foreign languages in her spare time. 

 

Emily Javitt ‘17

After graduating from Rosemont in 2017 with a degree in Theology, I attended Penn State University and earned my Master’s degree in Higher Education. While at Penn State, I worked in Student Affairs with the Lion's Pantry - Penn State's on-campus food pantry system. Following the completion of my M. Ed. in 2019, I was hired at Shippensburg University as the Assistant Director of Engagement & Leadership and I still work there, now as the Associate Director of Campus Life.

At Rosemont, I was on the varsity tennis team for 4 years and I still play today with coworkers and friends. I have recently attended multiple weddings of other Rosemont alums/friends (with another on the way!).

Courtney Fowler’12

My name is Courtney M. Fowler and I’m a digital marketing strategist with over a decade of experience developing high-visibility, end to end digital marketing, communications and branding solutions for organizations– both large and small. My experience and client base spans industries, from finance to non-profit, and I’ve served in integrated marketing and communications leadership roles at Vanguard, The California State University’s Office of the Chancellor, and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) –among others– where I’ve consistently driven programmatic growth through the creation of innovative digital content.

In addition to my digital and technical capabilities, I’ve been trained in the fundamentals of strategic marketing and communications through my educational experiences. I currently hold a Master of Arts in Digital Journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication (2014) and Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Rosemont College (2012).

 

Kaitlyn Guska ’19, ‘21M

My name is Kaitlyn (Katie) Guska, and I graduated from Rosemont College with a B.A. in Psychology in December 2018, followed by an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology in 2020. Since my graduation in 2020, I've successfully passed my LPC exam and am actively working towards completing the required hours to obtain licensure. My connection to Rosemont goes beyond my academic journey, as not only am I a dedicated alumna but also a former College employee and hopefully, soon, an Alumni Board member.  As some of my friends and family would say, I "bleed" Rosemont!

I had the privilege of serving my alma mater as the Assistant Director of Admissions Operations for four years. In September, I started a new chapter in my professional career as the Strategic Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Hill Top Preparatory School in Bryn Mawr, PA. Hill Top Preparatory School specializes in providing support for students on the Autism Spectrum, those with ADHD, and individuals dealing with anxiety who have faced challenges in traditional educational settings due to social issues. Leveraging my unique skill set developed through my work experience and my education at Rosemont, I've been able to make a meaningful contribution to my current role.
If elected to the Alumni Board, my primary goal is to enhance communication in two ways: first, within the alumni network, and second, between the alumni and the College. I firmly believe that fostering greater transparency and engagement with alumni will strengthen the sense of community at Rosemont. I'm also committed to organizing events specifically tailored to recent and younger alumni, as I recognize the importance of meeting the needs and interests of this demographic, which I believe has been somewhat overlooked, especially in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, and possibly most importantly, I will advocate for ALL alumni voices, thoughts, suggestions, concerns, and questions, which ranks among my top priorities if I'm elected to this position.

Despite all of these agenda items, I recognize that this does not encompass all issues and concerns facing alumni; thus, I hope to meet regularly with both the alumni board and all alumni members to collaborate to find solutions.

 

Karen Ann Little ‘00

My Masters in Counseling Psychology was granted in 2000. As a member of the first class initiated and part of the second graduating class my belief in the power of counseling to address modern day conundrums is as strong as ever...23 years hence. Plowing my efforts into healing the psyche of those who choose to present in my office is my passion and bliss. The pandemic restrictions have found me looking for a group or office since 2009.

 

Doris Smith ‘00

A 33-year employee of UPS, Doris Smith is a distinguished multifaceted leader in positions in Technology, Industrial Engineering, Package and Transportation Operations and a Human Resources Health and Safety Manager.  While successfully holding several leadership roles, Doris led the charge for the Women’s Leadership Program in the Mid-Atlantic District at UPS becoming a pioneer in the development of partnerships with local colleges and a transportation initiative attracting student hires for UPS.   In addition to her daily duties, Doris chaired the United Way Campaign for her district of more than 5,000 employee donors.  Partnerships reignited with United Way and employee participation significantly increased.  Doris currently is Global Advisor for UPS Women In Operations Business Resource Group which focuses on developing Women for success as a member of the operations management team, support to over 60 chapters within the organization.

Doris’ serves the Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc as Chair Economic Development Committee and Nominating Committee.  At Northside Institutional Church in Pittsburgh, PA, Doris serves on the Board of Directors,

Doris has a BA in Management Information Systems from Temple University and a master’s in science management from Rosemont College. Executive Certificate in Women’s Leadership from Yale University.

 

Tracy Malkowski ‘01M

Senior Strategic Design Director at the Hershey Company. Leads a team of designers, creative directors and design managers, along with agency partners, to create successful graphics that drive purchase. Sets design strategy for confection brands, such as Reese’s, Hershey’s, and KitKat, by establishing long term visual identities, as well as product packaging and merchandising for product launches and seasonal executions. Drives consistency of design assets through marketing touchpoints like licensing partnerships, digital commerce, social media, and owned web. Establishes new and streamlines existing processes to eliminate churn, improve accuracy and better communication with prepress and print suppliers. Institutes company-wide digital tools to aid new processes and eliminate endless strings of emails. Passionate about putting consumers first and only touching designs in market when consumer response drives it.