Who We Are

The Young Alumni Council offers events and programs for Kansas City’s 3,000 graduates from the past 10 years who are under the age of 35. The council fosters an important connection to the University and establishes a positive, lasting relationship between Rockhurst and its young alumni.

Each member helps promote the interests of the University and its young alumni, assists in planning and coordinating young alumni events in Kansas City, and works alongside the Office of Alumni Relations to engage alumni with their alma mater.

How Do I Join the Young Alumni Council?

All young alumni are eligible to apply. After completing the application you will be contacted by a current council member.

Membership requirements are as follows:

  • Serve on one council committee per year (social, enrichment, communications, professional development, and/or athletics)
  • Attend quarterly meetings and two Rockhurst alumni events per year
  • Make an annual donation of at least $50 to Rockhurst University by December 31, 2014
  • Complete the online membership application

Current Council Members
Patrick Wank, '05, MBA '06 - President
Sammie Whited, '09 - Vice President

Sean Adams, '08
Frank Allen, '09
Michael Bell, '10
Kristen Benes, '10
Katie Burkley, '06
Maria Butz, '10
Mary Campbell, '12
Joel Carril, '09
Sarah Charles, '09
Reece Clark, '11
Kelsey Evans, '12
Michael Flaxbeard, '11, MBA '12
Katy Hernandez, '09
Tyler Jansen, '08
Katie Killen, '09
Stephen Koesterer, '13
Tyler Rzepka, '10
Allie Sauter, '09
Mike Slattery, '06
Lauren Spittler, '08, MS '11
Nick Suarez, '08
Andrew Tate, '05
Paul Tranckino, '06, MBA '07
Mike VanBooven, '08
Betsy Warfield, '09

Questions about the Young Alumni Council? Contact Megan Gonzalez at 816-501-4574 or