The College of St. Joseph Alumni Association is your lifetime connection to the College. We are thrilled that so many of our graduates stay involved in so many ways. Please browse the alumni section of our website to discover some of the many ways you can stay connected. We are also on Facebook.

Alumni Association Mission

  • To enhance a continuing relationship between alumni and the college community through support of the college’s goals of instilling continued personal growth, intellectual development, and community service;
  • To serve as a structure for its members by communicating, organizing, and maintaining ties with the College of St. Joseph; and
  • To provide financial and other means of support to the College of St. Joseph

CSJ Alumni Association Officers

  • President: Melissa Knipes ’91
  • Vice President: TBA
  • Secretary: Jennifer Arnado ’20
  • Treasurer: Kristie Johnson ’86

Alumni Association meetings are held periodically and open to all alumni.  If you wish to be notified of upcoming meetings, please contact Jennifer Arnado at 802-776-5214 or

The Alumni Association organizes activities during the year including:

Reunion – an opportunity for all Alumni to get together to reminisce, see what’s new on campus and talk about the future

Raffle – to raise money for the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship (see details below)

Rose sale at graduation – to raise money for the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

The CSJ Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship was established in 1987 through the hard work and perseverance of the CSJ Alumni Association.  The purpose is to assist current CSJ students to achieve their educational goals.  This fund is one of the ways the Alumni Association provides its members with an opportunity to support their alma mater and the students it serves.

The scholarship is provided on a competitive basis to a full time student who has a well-developed work ethic, strong academic performance, good moral character and contributes to the quality of life on campus and in the community.  The amount of the award is determined annually based on the performance of the fund.

Alumni Association Referral Scholarship Program

Alumni of the College of St. Joseph know the advantages of having a CSJ education, and this information can be valuable in identifying students who would benefit most from the unique education and personal environment that CSJ offers.

We are asking our alumni to refer students to the College this year to help increase enrollment. Because we value your referrals, we will offer each referred student a scholarship in addition to their Provider Scholarship or other scholarships they may be awarded. These scholarships will be granted in the referrer’s name as our way of expressing appreciation for helping the College achieve its vision.

CSJ recognizes the important role our alumni play in the College’s growth, and realize that their assistance is critical in helping the College of St. Joseph to grow. The Alumni Referral Scholarship program is one way to make a substantial contribution to the College each year.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the background of a student you feel would be a good fit for CSJ, call the Admissions office at 802-776-5286 or email Admissions.

Alumni Association Recognition Award

The College of St. Joseph Alumni Association Alumni Recognition Award was established in 1994 to honor graduates who exemplify both personally and professionally the mission of the College … to lead lives of continuing personal growth, intellectual development and service to the community.  To nominate an alum for the award, please contact Jennifer Arnado at 802-776-5214 or