Chief People Officer at 9/11 Museum to Keynote GMS Dinner

March 26, 2015

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – March 26, 2015 – The Office of Alumni Relations at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) will be hosting the annual Graduate Management Studies Dinner on Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Lombardi’s on the Bay in Patchogue. 

The event’s keynote speaker will be Heidi Hayden ’98, M.S.,’05, SPHR. Hayden is the chief people officer at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City and a lecturer on SJC’s Long Island Campus. She is also the recipient of this year’s Thomas A. Doherty Award for Ethical Leadership and a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Hayden will discuss how her battlefield skills translated to the business world. 

“This event is an excellent opportunity to connect with other graduate management studies alumni and build your professional network,” said Lisa Galasso ’08 M.S., E.M.B.A. ’13, alumni engagement associate at SJC. “You will also gain career advice from professionals who represent a variety of careers in business.” 

The SJC Alumni Association will also be acknowledging Stephanie Burke M.S. ’15, recipient of this year’s Graduate Management Scholarship Leadership Award. Burke is a human resources manager at Atlas Financial Holding, Inc. in New York City and is president of SJC’s student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. 

This event is open to alumni, students, faculty, staff, organizations and/or established businesses, accounting and health care professionals who are looking to network. Tickets are $35 per person and include a buffet dinner. RSVP online before April 12. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Graduate Management Studies Leadership Scholarship. For more information, call Lisa Galasso at 631.687.2652. 

Lombardi’s on the Bay is located at 600 South Ocean Avenue in Patchogue. This event is also sponsored by GEICO.

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 35 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.