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Matt Bergman
Director Of Development, Alumni & Community Relations

Matt directs all aspects of the Quincy University Fund and assists in the cultivation of annual and major gifts from prospective donors. He oversees alumni and student events, productions, and fundraising efforts designed to financially strengthen the University. Matt is a 1999 graduate of Quincy University and joined the staff in 2011. Contact Matt at 217-228-5432 x3454 or by e-mail at



Kendall Bowen
Gifts and Reports Assistant

Kendall assists in all facets of university fundraising. She facilitates all gifts made to the university by way of issuing receipts, monitoring giving trends, tracking solicitation efforts, and preparing gift and special project reports. In addition, she coordinates the annual Honor Roll of Donors for the QUniverse magazine. Kendall joined the staff in 2011. Contact Kendall at 217-228-5432 x3450 or by e-mail at

Pasha Yates
Coordinator of Community Relation & Visual Design

Pasha assists in coordinating and designing visual communication projects targeted to both internal and external audiences including University publications, marketing promotional pieces, electronic communications, campus flyers, photography, merchandise, press releases and general media requests. Pasha is a 2015 graduate of Quincy University and joined the advancement staff in 2016. Contact Pasha at 217-228-5432 x3940 or by e-mail at


Pilar Yates Brumbaugh
Coordinator of Annual Giving & Alumni Services

Pilar graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis in 2014. She joined the advancement staff at the beginning of 2018 and is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Quincy University Fund, oversees development and implementation of various alumni events, and has the opportunity to build relationships with with alumni, friends, and area businesses. Contact Pilar at 217-228-5432 x3451 or by e-mail at


Miriam Hermann
Records & Events Assistant

Miriam maintains the database and assists in planning fundraising and alumni events. She works closely with administration and staff to fulfill the mission and objectives of the Office of University Advancement. She manages alumni non-graduated alumni and donor record updates. Prepares, schedules and executes fundraising and alumni mailings. Manages the fiscal year calendar of all mailing within the Office of Development & Alumni Services. Assists with alumni gatherings and fundraising events. She manages special alumni projects including such things as QUniverse class notes and In Memoriam Alumni Mentor Program (AMP), the Brick-by-Brick program and QU greeting cards programs. Miriam joined the advancement staff in 2017. Contact Miriam at 217-228-5432 x3455 or by e-mail at

Jennifer Wingerter
University Writer & Editor

Jennifer graduated from QU in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She operated a home day care while finishing her degree. After graduation, she worked as the communication specialist for the Quincy YWCA. In 2018, Jennifer joined the Advancement Department as university writer and editor. Contact Jen at 217-228-5432 x3457 or by email at





Sandy Trudell
Digital Communications Specialist

Sandy graduated from QU in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History.  You can find her in the Advancement Department as the Digital Communications Specialist. If you need any assistance with web changes or social media,  contact Sandy by email at or

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