The St. Andrews Alumni Association
The Alumni Association at St. Andrews — everyone who attended the University for two semesters or more — is made up of more than 12,000 individuals and grows with every graduating class. The positive impact of a small institution like St. Andrews is evidenced by the commitment and involvement of its alumni.
Connect With Other Alumni
- View the online Alumni Directory. Click Here to visit the new and improved online Alumni Directory. This new directory is a secure system, using your personal email to connect your name and information. YOU can choose what information remains private and public within the directory. Visit the FAQ’s page for information on updating your entry.
- Follow us on social media. Use the social icons at the top of the page to follow St. Andrews alumni on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Career & Vocational Services
Click Here to view the Career Services page with more information.
Contact Katherine Evans at the information below if you are interested in working with the Career Office to help current Knights.
The Alumni Council
The Alumni Council at St. Andrews is representative of the University’s wonderfully diverse alumni population and spans six decades of graduating classes. The Council, which meets twice yearly, serves as a liaison between the University and the Alumni Association at large. Its mission includes encouraging greater alumni participation in giving, sponsoring regional alumni gatherings and events, providing support for both current students and alumni seeking internships and career opportunities, and maintaining strong ties between our alma mater and its alumni.
Continue the Community! Exciting opportunities await you on the Alumni Council. We are always seeking new members to share their experiences and guide the future of the school we love. Council members serve a three-year term, attend meetings on campus in the Fall and Spring, and support the University financially.
To learn more, visit the Alumni Council information page by Clicking Here.
The Alumni Blog
Read the new Alumni Blog! What does St. Andrews mean to you? How have you made a difference lately? What have you been up to during the quarantine? Let us know & submit your story to be featured in the St. Andrews Alumni Blog! And don’t miss the next blog post on the St. Andrews website and in the next By the Lake Update e-news! If you have questions regarding your submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up with Alumni news by reading our Alumni Magazine, St. Andrews By the Lake, and our newsletter, St. Andrews Highlights. Visit our Publications Page to read the latest digital edition. If you would like to receive St. Andrews By the Lake and St. Andrews Highlights via email, send us your current email address to email@example.com and let us know you would like to be added to the list. We are also introducing By the Lake Updates, our new weekly email update from the Alumni Office. You can view every By the Lake Update that has been released from the Alumni Office by visiting the Publications Page.
- Have you been honored for a major achievement, published an academic paper or had a noteworthy experience recently? Let us know! Email the alumni office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Send us your class news! Fill out the form, and we will feature your news in the next edition of St. Andrews By the Lake.
Give to St. Andrews
Make a difference today! Visit our Giving Page to make a gift using our online donation form. See the Areas of Contribution below, where you can designate your gift. You can select which area you would like to contribute to when making your gift online in the “Areas of Support” drop down menu on the Giving Page.
Areas of Contribution
The Forever St. Andrews Annual Fund
The Annual Fund is the greatest need at St. Andrews. These funds are used for:
- Financial aid for students
- Campus improvements
- Faculty and staff support
- New technology updates
Quite literally, every corner of the St. Andrews campus and each student and professor benefits from the Annual Fund.
Click Here to Give to the Annual Fund
The Paul Baldasare Legacy Registry
In recognition of his dedication to obtaining essential resources, St. Andrews will name one of the upcoming Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting laboratories, the Paul Baldasare Occupational Therapy Assisting Lab. This teaching and learning space will be a legacy of Paul’s servant leadership at St. Andrews. However, we need your help to equip the BSOTA laboratory. Click Here to view the remaining items on the Legacy Registry or to learn more about the BSOTA lab.
The Paul Baldasare Endowment Scholarship
To honor his service, the St. Andrews alumni Council unanimously voted to establish the Paul Baldasare Presidential Scholarship as a permanently endowed scholarship. This scholarship represents a lasting commitment to future generations of St. Andrews’ students. Once endowed, this Presidential Scholarship will inspire and provide a permanent scholarship opportunity for deserving students.
Click Here to Give to the Paul Baldasare Endowment Scholarship
The Elizabeth Fund at St. Andrews
Established in 2010 through the generous $25,000 gift by Joe Junod ’69 and Marilyn Greene, it is named in honor of their mothers, Elizabeth Donaldson Junod and Dr. M. Elizabeth Peck.
“We are both committed to programs assisting people with disabilities,” said Greene. “Our mothers were both great humanitarians, and lovers of animals as well. Since I have a special love for horses, we decided to focus on giving to this program and dedicate these efforts to the memories of our mothers.”
The four main objectives of the fund:
- To demonstrate support for educational opportunities and training for St. Andrews therapeutic horsemanship faculty and staff
- To demonstrate support for educational opportunities for St. Andrews students pursuing a career in therapeutic horsemanship
- To demonstrate support for the horses in the St. Andrews therapeutic horsemanship program
- To demonstrate support for riders in the St. Andrews “Ride-Like-A-Knight” therapeutic horsemanship program
Rooney Coffman Science Sustaining Fund
Rooney Coffman ’68 has been a fixture at St. Andrews for over four decades. Every St. Andrews science student has been touched by his unflagging support for science courses, by his concern for his students, by his meticulous care of the science facilities and equipment, his dedication to training his student assistant “elves,” and by his can-do attitude and unfailing good cheer.
In recognition of Rooney’s dedicated service to St. Andrews, the Science Advisory Group proposed, and the University is proud to name the Science Sustaining Fund in his honor.
The Science Sustaining Fund will be used to support the Science Program at St. Andrews by:
- Supporting Student Research Activities with travel funds and equipment support
- Reagent and specialized equipment support
- Matching Funds for Grants. Your support of science is vital to St. Andrews
Your donation will help support current student and faculty research and enrich the science curriculum.
Click Here to Give to the Rooney Coffman Science Sustaining Fund
The Equestrian Program
St. Andrews University provides and supports horses for the Hunter Seat Team, the Western Team, the Dressage Team, the Therapeutic Horsemanship Program, the Pre-Vet Program, and the Lesson Program for all disciplines. Our horses are the heart of our program and a huge part of our students’ success academically and competitively. Horse Care is one of our top priorities, both for our St. Andrews horses as well as for teaching our students all that is involved in keeping horses healthy, sound, fit, and happy, From routine vaccinations and Coggins Tests, to veterinary and chiropractic visits, to shoes, to grain and hay (A LOT OF HAY), to equipment including halters, lead ropes, fly sheets, fly masks, fly spray, winter blankets, boots and polo wraps, saddles, saddle pads, to bits and bridles. The needs are endless.
Click Here to Give to the Equestrian Program
Hurricane & Disaster Relief Fund
Hurricane Florence that hit St. Andrews University, Laurinburg and Scotland County in September 2018, caused the worst flooding in decades. Today, the campus still suffers from damages of the hurricane in significant ways. Working with FEMA to restore our faculties is a lengthy and timing consuming process that affects the entire campus. We also endured Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Additional funds to assist with recovering from these disasters is also a need.
Click Here to Give to the Hurricand and Disaster Relief Fund
Shower The Students With Care – A Special Campaign
COVID-19 is here, and St. Andrews students face the same challenges you do. Think back to your college days of classes, being an athlete, practice, or pursuing other college activities and pursuits. Think of how often a great “shower” can often help relieve stress, uplift your spirits, provide a brief respite of comfort, and simply just make you feel so much better – about everything.
We need your help. Why? Because we need new shower heads for our resident students. The “Shower the Students With Care” campaign will be an investment and improvement of dormitory bathrooms. Yes, some are 55 years old, and new ones are needed. A new shower head would be quite an improvement for everyday student life and help with the recruitment, retention, and graduation of students.
We plan to install over 115 new shower head fixtures before the semester’s end and students leave campus on December 10th. Almost 20 have already been contributed! Ninety-five more to go. We can purchase these shower heads for $90 each. Will you help us shower our students will care?
This very special appeal directly impacts our students living on campus (dorms are at 100% capacity) with a restricted gift, and it would be a blessing. A special pull-down link for this campaign has been added to the “Give” page at www.sa.edu/give.
Check or Cash gifts may be mailed to:
St. Andrews University
1700 Dogwood Mile
Laurinburg, NC 28352
Attention the Development Office
Meet Our Staff
Stanton L. Cadow, CFRE, ECRF
Campus Vice-President of Institutional Advancement
Office: (910) 277 – 5769
Fax: (910) 277 – 5020
Cell: (225) 921 – 9102
Wendy “Alex” Varisco
Director of Alumni Relations
Office: (910) 277 – 5665
Director of Donor Relations
Office: (910) 277 – 5666
For gift questions, contact our Director of Donor Relations, Wendy Obeda, in the Development Office at (910) 277 – 5665 or email@example.com
For general alumni inquiries, contact our Director of Alumni Relations, Alex Varisco, in the Alumni Office at (910) 277 – 5665 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Take Our Survey
We ask you to assist us by providing feedback and information so we can better serve all donors and supporters of St. Andrews. Please take a moment and respond to our simple 10 question survey to gather your input and opinions. It is most appreciated and thank you again for all you do for SAU!
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