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Nov. 17, 2004


CUA Appoints Marion Gosney as New Alumni Relations Director


Alumna Marion Gosney, B.A. 1975, has been named director of the CUA Office of Alumni Relations.


The Silver Spring, Md., native most recently served as an associate director in the office, where she has spent the past four years forging key relationships with her fellow alumni around the country.


Gosney, who earned her bachelor’s degree in English, initially came to work for her alma mater in 2000. She has orchestrated or had a leading role in organizing many high profile events held for CUA alumni throughout the year, including homecoming, reunions and the annual awards dinner for alumni.  She has worked with individual schools at the university to help each develop school-based alumni chapters. In addition, she helped recruit the current team of alumni office staff and has been a primary contact for alumni chapter leaders around the United States.


“The position of director of alumni relations has become an increasingly important one on college campuses,” said Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., university president. “The person appointed to this position serves as a bridge between an institution's past, present and its future.  Marion Gosney has been a source of wonderfully positive energy in CUA's Office of Alumni Relations for several years now.  I wish her every support and success as she assumes her new leadership role, putting our alumni/ae back in touch with their college home.”


Gosney also served as one of the primary architects of a new online community for CUA alumni that will be launched in January 2005. The community, which consists of a newly designed Web site and interactive Web directory, will allow alums to search for former classmates and professional contacts, update their personal information, contribute to CUA and register for upcoming events at their alma mater.


“I am delighted that Marion Gosney is assuming the important role of director of alumni relations at Catholic University,” said Robert Sullivan, vice president for development at CUA. “She has served our alumni and the CUA community exceptionally well over the past several years, and now she will continue her exemplary service to her fellow CUA alumni as the university's chief alumni relations officer.


“Marion approaches this work with customary enthusiasm and passion, and I know that she is eager to work with CUA alumni throughout the United States to build an even stronger program to involve them in the life of the university,” Sullivan added.


Before coming to Catholic University, Gosney spent 10 years working at two northern Virginia technology start-up companies as a communications manager and technical writer.


Her oldest daughter, Susannah, is a sophomore at Catholic University.


MEDIA: For more information, contact Chris Harrison or Katie Lee in the CUA Office

   of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.




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