The Seton Hall Young Alumni Club and Alumni Relations are proud to
announce the recipients of the inaugural Young Alumni Impact Award, for
service to Seton Hall, one’s community or profession.
The Young Alumni Club seeks to establish programs and opportunities
for graduates of the past ten years to stay connected to the University
and to each other. In addition to hosting social and educational
programming, the group seeks to recognize the outstanding
accomplishments of recent graduates. The establishment of the Young
Alumni Impact Award, to be presented annually, allows graduates to
nominate their peers based on certain criteria.
More than 40 young graduates were nominated to receive the inaugural
award, which will be presented at the Young Alumni Christmas Dinner on
Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m. Two recipients have been selected to
receive this year’s honor.
Annie (Touhill) Cantine ’10, a graduate of the College of Nursing and
Registered Nurse at Medical Center, will be honored for her devotion to
Seton Hall and her commitment to living out the University’s mission of
servant leadership. During her time on campus, Cantine was actively
involved with the Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE), campus ministry
and the Nursing program. She was also an active Servant Leader Scholar.
Currently serving as the Young Alumni representative on Seton Hall’s
Board of Regents, Cantine continues to be a vocal advocate of the
University’s Catholic mission. In addition to being a new mother and
managing a career, she continues to serve others with her work through
various organizations including St. Paul’s outreach, promoting a life of
virtue to college-aged women.
Christina Perelli, M.A. ’07, a graduate of the Whitehead School of
Diplomacy and International Relations, will be honored for her
contributions to the non-profit development community. After a summer
trip to Ghana, Perelli began collecting books, medical supplies and
other materials from friends and family to send back to the village she
had visited. She quickly realized that serving in this way would be her
life’s mission. Perelli, along with partner David McCoy, established the
Global Alliance for Community Development, a non-governmental
organization devoted to combating intergenerational poverty transfer
using a bottom-up community engagement approach focused on education and
healthcare. The organization currently provides needed services to the
Volta region of Ghana.
Seton Hall congratulates these two young women on being recognized by
their peers, and by the University, with the Young Alumni Impact Award.
Graduates of the past ten years can join Seton Hall in honoring
Cantine and Perelli at the Young Alumni Christmas Dinner. Tickets are
available for purchase online.
Tickets are available for purchase online
For more information about the Young Alumni Club, or becoming an active Seton Hall alumnus/a, please contact Alumni Relations.
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