Rockhurst University regional chapters are the perfect way to connect with other Rockhurst alumni, parents and friends in your area. Alumni throughout the country have joined together in their communities to engage with fellow graduates.

The Rockhurst Alumni Association has four official chapters across the country and plans are underway to charter three new chapters by 2013. Each chapter has its own character, but they all connect alumni to Rockhurst University. Individual chapters host University speakers, sponsor athletic-related events, provide business and professional networking, cultivate relationships, serve as student recruiters, and offer social and service events. Current chapters are located in Kansas City, St. Louis, Washington, D.C. and Omaha. Future chapters will be based in Denver, Chicago and New York.

We encourage you to stay connected with the Rockhurst community by visiting  to update your contact information, search for friends or submit a class note to share good news. By keeping your email address up-to-date, you will receive future communications about regional events.

If you would like to get involved with a regional chapter, or help plan a local event in your area, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 800-756-2586.

Kansas City

Family & Alumni Weekend, Alumni Night at the Ball Game and Royals games are just a few of the events and activities hosted by the Kansas City Young Alumni Advisory Council. Please take an opportunity to attend as many events as possible and join in the fun.

St. Louis

The St. Louis chapter was chartered in November 2008 and is guided through the efforts of the St. Louis Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of 17 members and represents all alumni, parents and friends in the St. Louis area. Annual events include Palm Sunday Mass, Cardinals baseball game, Christmas gathering at the Kirkwood Train Station, Rockhurst vs. St. Louis University basketball game and service projects.

Council Members: Lauren Cardwell, '06; Mary Carnoali, '84; Elizabeth Connelly, '81; Patrick Feagan, '99; Garrett Fischer, '08; Keith Goltschman, '07; Rick Heinrichs,'83; Dave Herdlick, '88; Maureen Herrmann, '81; Megan Hoffman, '07; Dan Holmes, '07; Ryan Kelly, '07; Juliette Losapio, '07; Bill Newbold, '86; Mark Steinlage, '01; Cis Thum, '83; Ted Toczylowski, '00

Washington, D.C.

The Washington, D.C. chapter was chartered in October 2009 and is managed through alumni volunteers who live in the area. Events are held each fall and spring, and include receptions, social gatherings, speakers, University updates and sporting events.

Council Members: Blake Bornkessel, '06; Kristen Ethredge, '08; Drew Felz, '07; Daryl Getter, '87; Mary Moran Miller, '98; Betsy Vickers Osborn, '03; Joshua Yurek, '07


The Omaha chapter was chartered in December 2011. The Omaha initiatives are guided through alumni volunteers who serve on the Omaha Advisory Council. Events include the annual Christmas reception held the first week of December at the Champions Run Country Club. A new event in 2011 included a College World Series reception held at the Qwest Center. Plans are underway for future events in the Omaha area which include all alumni, parents and friends in the Omaha and surrounding areas.

Council Members: Michael Beelman, '97; Sara Blazek, '06; Quinn Hogan, '97; Colin Hogan, '00; Laura Larson, '06; Ashley Shrader, '08