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					The First Vice-President Elect                   Vote for 1 of 3 Candidates

1. Pam Coudriet, ’06, ‘10: Pamela Coudriet studied at the undergraduate and graduate
level at Carlow University; she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Communication, and a
Master of Science in Professional Leadership with a concentration in Training &
Development. While at Carlow, Pamela received both academic and athletic awards in
addition to holding leadership positions in various student activity groups. She has
volunteered as an alumnus since 2006 at student recruitment events through the
Admissions Office, and has really enjoyed interacting with current and potential students at
these events. Professionally, Pamela has been working in human resources at the
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for nearly five years. She currently
serves as a Human Resources Consultant for the UPMC Cancer Centers, and her work is
focused on high volume recruitment of exempt and non-exempt staff, training design and
implementation, and project management.

2. Connie Jackson, ’92: Constance M. Harris-Jackson attended Carlow University as
a CAP/Weekend student, after transferring from Robert Morris University.Concurrent
with her studies, Constance held an Account Management position with Westinghouse
Electric Corporation, volunteered for the Westinghouse Wellness Committee and served as
a Board Member for a local activities organization.

Constance then worked as a Realtor/Property Manager for Coldwell Banker Real Estate,
before taking a position with Dreyfus Retirement Services as a Business Analyst. Her
strengths in communications, finance and analysis landed a successful technology career
with Mellon Bank Corporation (BNY Mellon) including positions as Sr.
Marketing/Business Analyst, Officer; Business Systems Consultant, Assistant Vice
President; and, Project Manager, Vice President. While she has gained great experience in
the corporate sector, Constance is currently pursuing a transition of skills into the nonprofit
sector.

Volunteer - Carlow University Alumnae & Advancement Office, St. Sylvester School
Parent Association and Brentwood High School Parent Band Association.

Constance earned her undergraduate degree in Business and Communications at Carlow
University and completed the Project Management Professional (PMP) Review held at
BNY Mellon. She has completed coursework in Grant Writing at CCAC and plans
to obtain her Masters in Nonprofit Management.

3. Janette Schafer, ’08 (nontraditional student): Janette Schafer is an Officer of First
Commonwealth Bank for the North Fayette office and currently manages a customer
portfolio of $26MM. Janette graduated from Carlow University in January 2008 with a
Bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. Her poetry, nonfiction, and fiction works have
appeared in over 20 magazines and literary arts journals. A collection of her poetry entitled
“Other Names and Places” was published by LBF Books in 2005. Also a classically
trained singer, Janette has performed as a soloist for opera companies, universities, and
orchestras throughout the United States and Europe.




Board Secretary             Vote for 1 of 4 Candidates

1. Ashley Ayers, ’09: Ashley Ayers recently graduated in May 2009 with a double
major in Business Management and Management in Health Services. She was a traditional
day student and took multiple CAP classes. While at Carlow University she was an
orientation leader, student representative of the Nursing department, co-chair of the
academic affairs committee, and an active member of the Provost search committee and
strategic planning committee. She also was president of the Student Government
Association and while in office restructured the way the Student Government was run. She
is very passionate about Carlow and hopes to be an active member on the board.

2. Megan Holland, ’07: Megan Holland is a Technical Writer/Editor at Westinghouse
Electric Company LLC in Cranberry, PA. Megan graduated from Carlow in 2007 with a
bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and is currently working on a Masters in
Professional Writing at Chatham University. She is involved with such professional
organizations as Women in Nuclear, North American Young Generation in Nuclear, and
the Society for Technical Communication. Megan has been participating in various Carlow
Alumnae/i activities since about 2008, and plans to continue to do so for many years.

3. Kara McMonagle, ’06: Kara McMonagle is a 2006 graduate of Carlow with a BS
in Biology. She has worked in clinical research for the past 3 years in the areas of
otolaryngology and pediatric neuro oncology. Kara has worked for the University of
Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Currently, she is the research coordinator
at The Children's Institute. She works in autism research. She is a volunteer for the
American Cancer Society and for events promoting organ donation. She also is a member
of the Society of Clinical Research Associates and the Association of Clinical Research
Professionals.

4. Heidi Meier, ’77: Heidi Hylton Meier graduated from Carlow in 1977 with a degree
in Sociology; received her MBA in 1982 and her Doctorate in Business Administration
from Kent State University in 1987. She is currently a Professor of Accounting at
Cleveland State University where she has held several administrative positions including
Director of the Doctoral Program, College Fiscal Officer and Interim Associate Dean.
Heidi is a licensed CPA in the state of Ohio and has been very active in the accounting
profession and in community organizations. She is a member of the Board of Governors of
the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and is a former Vice
President of the Ohio Society of CPAs. Heidi has been an active supporter of Carlow
University and is firmly committed to higher education and the mission of Carlow
and still actively volunteers at Oakland Catholic High School and her parish. She is
married to James Meier, has two children and currently shares time between Cleveland and
Pittsburgh




Decade Reps ( means no voting necessary)
 40’s - Inez Plunkett, ’46: Inez Plunkett, ’46, English: was the first President of De
Meritan Forum with Sr. Jerome & got her first job via Fr. Foley at Catholic Social Services.
She then worked for TWA as a reservationist and also had 10 children (4 sons, 6
daughters), 2 of which are now deceased. She has stayed actively in touch with Claire
Yonsky Pandl, Frances Wholey Gleason, and Virginia Tierney Short and is excited about
re-connecting with the Carlow Alums & serving as 40’s Decade Rep.

 60’s - Cassie Greco Ruane, ’65: Cassandra Greco Ruane, a 1965 graduate of
Mount Mercy College in mathematics, has advanced degrees in Philosphy (U. Virginia)
History & Philosophy of Science (U. Pittsburgh) and a M.B.A. (Carnegie Mellon
University). She is involved in her third start-up business, Chronic Health Metrics,
Inc.(CHM), incorporated 2008. CHM is conducting clinical trials on a proprietary statistical
technology to identify periods of high risk of crises in patients with chronic diseases. The
first product identifies the probability of relapse in patients with schizophrenia in order to
avert repeat hospitalizations and costly crises. Her interest on the Board of the Carlow
Alumnae Assoc. is in promoting greater involvement of Alums in assisting the
administration ito implement its strategic plan. Cassie adopted an 18-month old little girl
from Russia in 1995. Kate is 16 and a junior at Oakland Catholic High School.

 80’s - Donna Gary-Vereb, ’84: Donna received a BA in Business
Administration with a second major in Communications in 1984. While attending Carlow,
she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the campus newspaper and was elected Student
Government President in 1983. In 1984, Donna received the Leadership in
Communications Award. Currently Donna is a Business Development Manager with URS
Corporation, a worldwide engineering firm. Donna is also the President-Elect for the
Northern Virginia Post of the Society of American Military Engineers, which is a
professional society that promotes engineering and national security.

00’s- Decade Rep               Vote for 1 of 2 Candidates

1. Emily Bechtel, ’07: Carlow University has been in Emily’s family since before she
was born. Her grandmother, Eleanor Midgley, graduated from Carlow in 1943. She has
always spoken fondly of Carlow and dedicated her life to its mission. While Emily
completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Duquesne University, when the
time came for her to decide on a graduate program, Carlow was the obvious choice. She
graduated in 2007 from the Professional Counseling program with certification in School
Counseling. Since that time, she has been working as a School Counselor. Her most recent
appointment has been the Director of Guidance for Oakland Catholic High School. The
skills and knowledge she gained from Carlow is undoubtedly the major contributor in her
success. Emily will truly consider it an honor to serve on Carlow's board to try to give a
little back to the University that has given so much to her.

2. Elizabeth Erwin,’08: Elizabeth Eleanor Erwin is a ‘08 Carlow graduate. She
obtained both her teaching certification in elementary and special education and a Masters
of Education from Carlow. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of
Pittsburgh. She has worked in the field of education for the past 5 years. She was a special
education teacher at Pressley Ridge Day school, an approved private school serving
children with emotional and behavioral disorders, for 2 years. She is currently employed at
the PLEA Agency acting as a Behavior Specialist Consultant for children and families
living with an Autism diagnosis.

Even before enrolling as a student at Carlow, she was an active member of the Carlow
Community. Her grandmother is Eleanor Midgley, class of 43, and she has impressed upon
her the values and traditions of the Carlow Community. Along with Eleanor, she has
participated/attended in several Carlow functions throughout the years from Christmas
parties and alumni weekends to fundraiser functions. She would be honored to follow in
her grandmother’s footsteps and to carry on her name as well as the Carlow legacy by
becoming an active voice for the Carlow Community through the Alumni Board.

Nominating Committee:                  Vote for 4 of 6 Candidates

1. Ashley Ayers, ’09: Ashley Ayers recently graduated in May 2009 with a double
major in Business Management and Management in Health Services. She was a traditional
day student and took multiple CAP classes. While at Carlow University she was an
orientation leader, student representative of the Nursing department, co-chair of the
academic affairs committee, and an active member of the Provost Search committee and
strategic planning committee. She also was president of the Student Government
Association and while in office restructured the way the Student Government was run. She
is very passionate about Carlow and hopes to be an active member on the board.

2. Emily Bechtel, ’07, Carlow University has been in Emily’s family since before she
was born. Her grandmother, Eleanor Midgley, graduated from Carlow in 1943. She has
always spoken fondly of Carlow and dedicated her life to its mission. While Emily
completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Duquesne University, when the
time came for her to decide on a graduate program, Carlow was the obvious choice. She
graduated in 2007 from the Professional Counseling program with certification in School
Counseling. Since that time, she has been working as a School Counselor. Her most recent
appointment has been the Director of Guidance for Oakland Catholic High School. The
skills and knowledge she gained from Carlow is undoubtedly the major contributor in her
success. Emily will truly consider it an honor to serve on Carlow's board to try to give a
little back to the University that has given so much to her.
3. Elizabeth Erwin, ’08: Elizabeth Eleanor Erwin is a ‘08 Carlow graduate. She
obtained both her teaching certification in elementary and special education and a Masters
of Education from Carlow. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of
Pittsburgh. She has worked in the field of education for the past 5 years. She was a special
education teacher at Pressley Ridge Day school, an approved private school serving
children with emotional and behavioral disorders, for 2 years. She is currently employed at
the PLEA Agency acting as a Behavior Specialist Consultant for children and families
living with an Autism diagnosis.

Even before enrolling as a student at Carlow, she was an active member of the Carlow
Community. Her grandmother is Eleanor Midgley, class of 43, and she has impressed upon
her the values and traditions of the Carlow Community. Along with Eleanor, she has
participated/attended in several Carlow functions throughout the years from Christmas
parties and alumni weekends to fundraiser functions. She would be honored to follow in
her grandmother’s footsteps and to carry on her name as well as the Carlow legacy by
becoming an active voice for the Carlow Community through the Alumni Board.

4. Mary Joy Haywood, RSM, PhD, ’60: Sister Mary Joy Haywood, Ph.D. received
her B.A. in Biology and a minor in chemistry from Mount Mercy (Carlow University) in
1960, her M.S.T. from Southern University, LA and her Ph.D. in Botany and Plant
Pathology from Michigan State University, MI. Professor Haywood taught in the Division
of Natural Sciences and Mathematics from 1975-2000. She also served as Chair of the
Division from 1992-2000. Sister Mary Joy Haywood served as President of the Botanical
Society of Western Pennsylvania for 20 years. She also teaches in the Master Gardener's
Program for Phipp's Conservatory and the Pen State Extension. She is co-author of the
book Wild Flowers of Pennsylvania.

5. Teresa Manning, RSM, DPM, ’90: Teresa Manning received a BS in Biology
and a MS in Professional Leadership from Carlow University. Her doctoral studies were
completed at Rosalind Franklin University (Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine). She has
been a practicing podiatrist since 1994 in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Additionally, she
has had health care experiences as a medical technologist and physician assistant. Teresa
has been involved in several boards, committees and developed the post doctoral podiatry
residency at UPMC – Mercy Hospital and served the director for 3 years.

6. Kara McMonagle,’06: Kara McMonagle is a 2006 graduate of Carlow with a BS
in Biology. She has worked in clinical research for the past 3 years in the areas of
otolaryngology and pediatric neuro oncology. Kara has worked for the University of
Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Currently, she is the research coordinator
at The Children's Institute. She works in autism research. She is a volunteer for the
American Cancer Society and for events promoting organ donation. She also is a member
of the Society of Clinical Research Associates and the Association of Clinical Research
Professionals.
REGIONAL CHAPTERS ( means no voting necessary)
 Sandy Horney Petrosky ’65: BA Psychology and Elem Ed
For the past four years Sandy has joyously served on the Sister Rose Marie Hauber
Endowed Scholarship Luncheon Committee. As the Regional Representative and the South
Hills Representative she has been a member of the Carlow University Alumnae/i Board
of Directors for the past two years.Since closing her book shoppe five years ago she
continued the Book Clubs but with a new twist-Red Hats. Their chapter – Gently Read
B.A.B.E.S (Bibliophiles Ageless Bodacious Elegant and Sassy) – has continued under her
guidance as Queen Alexandria the Grape.Since graduating from Carlow Sandy has held
positions in management, fund raising, teaching, marketing, business development,
research and development, sales, and business owner. She finds happiness with her two
daughters and two grand dogs, Millie and Penny, friends, cooking, traveling, volunteering,
reading, attending the PSO performances, and learning new things. Sandy welcomes the
opportunity to continue her service to Carlow.

				
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