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Inaugural Young Alumni Awards
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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.

For more information please contact:
Nick Sena
(973) 378-9827


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