National Alumni Board

Quincy University’s National Alumni Board is comprised of 21 alumni representing different geographical regions of the nation. Assisted by the director of development and alumni services, the Alumni Board maintains and stimulates interest in the University, helps generate financial support, helps provide internships and mentoring opportunities for University students, and acts as a liaison between the University and its alumni. The board holds its annual meeting on Quincy University’s campus during Homecoming.

To this end, the National Alumni Board will communicate with Alumni, will support the activities of the University, and will assist in fundraising and coordination of alumni activities under the direction of the University.

The members of the National Alumni Board for 2015-16 are listed below:

National Alumni Board Officers:

President-Ed Andrade ’94
Chicago, Illinois

Vice President-Steve Rak ’00
St. Louis, Missouri

Secretary-John Costello ’97
Chicago, Illinois

President Elect-Scott Thoele ’80
Quincy, Illinois

Vice-President Elect-Patrick Ostergren ’94
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Secretary Elect-Kevin Hahn ’12
Springfield, Illinois

Board Members:

Jay Austin ’15-Kansas City, Missouri
Paul Brown ’65-Quincy, Illinois
Tara Charvat ’94-Berkely Hts, New Jersey
Ann Marie Cooper ’76-Dubuque, Iowa
Mike Dietrich ’96-Millstadt, Illinois
Walter Gorak ’68-Ada, Michigan
Nicole Heerlein ’02-St. Louis, Missouri (Emeritus)
Jerry Krogmeier ’74-Indianapolis, Indiana
Craig Moore ’97-Creve Coeur, Missouri
Anna O’Gara ’85-Belleville, Illinois
John Paunan ’96-Arlington Hts, Illinois
Dr. Peggy Redshaw ’70-Sherman, Texas
Melvin Roberson ’97-Dolton, Illinois
April Thomas-Powell ’96-Rochester Hills, Michigan
Mary Pat Vahlkamp ’88-Quincy, Illinois
Kevin Wensing ’80-Washington, D.C.

Chaplain-Fr. James Wheeler, OFM
Student Representative-Sarah Vahlkamp ’16

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Alumni Association and Board is to foster a positive long-term relationship between alumni and Quincy University, to stimulate and maintain this relationship, and to support the University community.

For more information on Quincy University’s National Alumni Board, or to nominate yourself or a classmate for induction, contact Ed Andrade ’94 at