Mark Your Calendar for USF鈥檚 2024 Homecoming Festivities

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Joliet, Ill. 鈥 The University of St. Francis (USF) invites students, alumni, employees and friends of the university to mark their calendars for USF Homecoming 2024 festivities, which will take place during the weekend of September 27-29, 2024.

While the full agenda of events for the weekend is currently being finalized and will be announced later this summer, one event is already set 鈥 the homecoming football game. Join USF at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, as the Fighting Saints take on the Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats at Busey Bank Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium (3000 Jefferson Street in Joliet). Watch stfrancis.edu/hcrw for additional events as they are finalized.

鈥淯SF is truly Joliet鈥檚 University and Homecoming is one of the most exciting times to be a Saint. Show your school pride, reconnect with alumni friends, create new memories, and cheer on our Fighting Saints! We look forward to you joining us for festivities all weekend long,鈥 said Aindrea Hogan, USF Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations.

For more information or if you are interested in hosting a reunion or event during USF Homecoming 2024, contact the Alumni & Family Relations Office at 877-811-ALUM or alumni@stfrancis.edu.

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 3,300 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 53,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu.

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Homecoming 2023 Set for September 29-October 1

Joliet, Ill. 鈥 The University of St. Francis (USF) has announced its plans for Homecoming 2023 with events that will take place on Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1. With a variety of events on the schedule, there is something for all alumni and friends of USF to enjoy.

This year鈥檚 events include the annual Homecoming Tailgate & Football Game (versus Saint Xavier University); Alumni Reunions; USF History in Photos; Campus Tour; Alumni Memorial Mass; Distinguished Alumni Dinner; and more.

Aindrea Hogan, USF Director of Advancement, is looking forward to welcoming members of the Saint Family back to campus.

鈥淭his time of year is so special. We have welcomed a new group of freshmen Saints to campus this fall and Homecoming is the perfect opportunity for members of our community to gather and celebrate what it means to be a Saint! This campus is ever-evolving and we welcome our alumni and the entire Joliet community to join us for USF鈥檚 Homecoming on September 29 through October 1,鈥 Hogan said.

Visit for more information on all Homecoming events, to register for a specific event, and for information on lodging and directions to campus. Alumni are asked to note the event reservation cutoff date of September 20, 2023.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the University Advancement Office either by email at alumni@stfrancis.edu or by phone at 877-811-ALUM (2586).

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 53,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit .

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USF Art Gallery Exhibition Featuring Works of USF Alumni

Joliet, Ill. 鈥 The University of St. Francis (USF) Art Gallery in downtown Joliet invites the community to enjoy the creative works of USF alumni. The Alumni Exhibition, which runs through Thursday, September 29, will feature the works of several USF alumni, including: Megan Altmyer (2013); Jessica Baron (2013); Roger Carlson (2006); Jessica Cuevas (2014); Katia Hunt (2019); Sydney Jarrard (2019); Christopher Jones (2015); Dora Moore (2008); Meghann O鈥橦ara (2001); Autumn Panzera (2011); Boris Peshev (2016); Joe Santillo (2017); Egzon Shaqiri (2014) ;Marguerite Stoiber (1973); Lauren Tuider (2020); Odessa Villarreal (2021), and; Ryan Wolfe (2004). The USF Art Gallery is located at 25 E. Van Buren Street in Joliet, is open to the public Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit stfrancis.edu/artgallery/ for more information. : : The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 53,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu. University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose. # # #
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麻豆传媒高清 2022 Homecoming & Reunion Plans

Homecoming 2022
Joliet, Ill. 鈥 The University of St. Francis (USF) has announced its plans for USF Homecoming & Reunion with events that will take place from Friday, September 23, through Sunday, September 25. With the variety of events set to take place, there is something for all alumni and friends of USF to enjoy. This year鈥檚 Homecoming & Reunion events include: (on Friday, September 23) Alumni Baseball Game; (on Saturday, September 24) Alumnae Volleyball Game; Homecoming Tailgate & Football Game (vs. Siena Heights); USF History in Photos; Campus Tour; Communication Reunion; Alumni Memorial Mass; and Distinguished Alumni Dinner; and (on Sunday, September 25) the Nursing Tour and Brunch. Visit for more information on Homecoming and Reunion events, to register for a specific event, and for information on lodging and directions to campus. Alumni are asked to note the event reservation cutoff date of September 21, 2022. Lisa Sampalis, USF vice president for advancement, is excited to offer once again a full slate of homecoming activities to USF alumni. 鈥淭he University of St. Francis is delighted to welcome our students and faculty back to campus. You can feel the synergy on campus with bright smiles and big dreams,鈥 Sampalis said. 鈥淲e welcome our Alumni and the entire Joliet community to Homecoming & Reunion weekend September 23-25. Return home to your alma mater for a weekend of celebrating and reconnecting with faculty and friends.鈥 New this year is a Homecoming & Reunion outreach goal to raise funds that will provide financial assistance for current USF students. 鈥淥ur Homecoming & Reunion outreach goal is $25,000 in support of the Jane Engleton Snyder 鈥35 Scholarship, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and the Francis Fund. Scholarships help students realize the dream of education, and the ARC helps support that dream. We have a group of alumni who have committed to match gifts received through December 31, 2022,鈥 said Kim Kalafut, USF director of the annual fund. Gifts toward the Homecoming & Reunion Outreach goal can be made by visiting . For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Alumni & Family Relations Office either by email at alumni@stfrancis.edu or by phone at 877-811-ALUM (2586). : : The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 53,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu. University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose. # # #
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Mason Earns Leadership Award from Illinois CPA Society

Kenneth Mason
Joliet, Ill. 鈥 In less than ten years since earning two degrees from the University of St. Francis (USF), Kenneth (Kenny) Mason, CPA, MBA, has already achieved a tremendous amount of success. His young career has already included roles at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, Legacy Professionals LLP, First Community Financial Bank, and the University of St. Francis, and currently finds him as the CEO of Equibis, an accounting and business advisory services firm he established in Chicago. This summer, Mason鈥檚 career path to date was recognized as Mason was presented with the Illinois CPA Society 2022 Young Professionals Leadership Award, which recognizes a young professional under age 35 who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in their career, in public or community service, and through involvement in professional organizations. Mason received the award at the Illinois CPA Society鈥檚 Leadership Recognition and Awards Dinner on June 9, 2022, in Chicago, where he formally joined a list of the field鈥檚 most talented and inspiring young professionals. The current owner of two businesses, Mason is already looking to continue his impressive career path with a very specific vision for his future. 鈥淚n the next 5 years, I plan to start my third business. In the next 10 years, I plan to begin developing entrepreneurial and business-focused education programs for teens and helping them get their ideas off the ground,鈥 Mason said. While Mason envisions the best in his career is yet to come, he believes it will continue to be built upon a solid professional foundation he credits USF for helping him to create. 鈥淯SF was everything in terms of setting my initial career trajectory. Starting my journey in public accounting, I actually received my first job offer through a USF buddy of mine, Keith Schomig. We were classmates, then friends, and eventually co-workers. I was highly encouraged to enter public accounting from the jump because it would allow me to experience many different businesses,鈥 Mason said. Mason added that his involvement outside of the classroom at USF also provided him with tools for success. 鈥淏eing involved with different organizations and extra-curriculars at USF helped my entrepreneurial spirit and volunteerism. From being a member of Brother 2 Brother, the football team, the Augustus Tolton Honor Society, and many others, I had to learn quickly how to manage many different things and moving parts. Fast forward to today as an entrepreneur the mindset I have is very similar, more mature and evolved, but similar nonetheless,鈥 Mason said. Mason currently serves on the ICPAS and CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois鈥 Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparedness Program鈥檚 Selection Task Force, where he mentors program scholars to help them achieve success. His advice to these scholars and other college-aged students is to maintain a clear vision of what it is they aspire to achieve. 鈥淒on’t lose your vision. The world will tell you to lose that vision/desire in order to simply play it safe. Although there is wisdom in that, there’s also fear residing in that way of thinking. I’m a testament to doing both. I began a career in one of the most reliable/secure career paths, and I simultaneously developed my ideas until the point where I can dedicate my daily life to it. Whatever you do, don’t give up if it’s on your heart, especially not out of fear,鈥 Mason said. Photo identification (left to right): Todd Shapiro, the President & CEO of the Illinois CPA Society, Kenneth (Kenny) Mason, and Mary K. Fuller, new Illinois CPA Society Board of Directors chairperson : : The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 53,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu. University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose. # # #
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