SJC Director of Alumni Relations Honored as Young Professional

PATCHOGUE, NY – March 16, 2010 – St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that Matthew Colson ’02, director of alumni relations on the Long Island Campus, was honored by the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce at its “Celebrate Long Island’s Young Professionals Reception” on March 10, 2010 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY.

“Matt Colson has transformed the alumni program for SJC's Long Island Campus,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement Nancy Connors. “Matt’s energy and enthusiasm for his work is contagious. Everyone at the College joins Matt in celebrating this well-deserved honor.”

Each year, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce honors 30 young professionals from the private, public, not-for-profit and government sectors that have impacted their industry and surrounding community.

Mr. Colson began working in the Office of Alumni Relations at St. Joseph’s College in 2006. As director, his primary responsibilities include developing, implementing and assessing all alumni relation initiatives as well as coordinating events and collaborative programs for students and more than 30,000 alumni in the tri state area. Mr. Colson received a Master of Science in Education from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from St. Joseph’s College. He currently lives in Medford, NY with his daughter Ava Rose.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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