The Young Alumni Council (YAC) develops future leaders who help advance The Catholic University of America.

Speaking on behalf of alumni of the past ten years, YAC helps the University to best engage young alumni.

This volunteer group strengthens bonds among young alumni and students. By focusing on career development, service projects, and social programs, YAC helps young alumni achieve their professional and personal goals, and YAC helps students prepare for life after graduation.


YAC operates under the auspices of the Division of University Advancement. YAC has access to the Alumni Board of Governors (BOG) and attends BOG’s annual meetings in October and April. YAC also collaborates with the Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) to plan and execute student events.

YAC operates within the University fiscal year (May 1 through April 30), measuring its goals and recruitment within that time frame. 


  • Be a graduate from any Catholic University degree program within the last 10 years
  • Attend a minimum of three meetings per year in person or via phone
  • Attend a minimum of three YAC-sponsored events per year
  • Make an annual gift in an amount of personal significance each fiscal year (May 1 through April 30)

Apply online. If you have any questions, please contact Young Alumni Council at adv-yac [at] or 202-319-6616.

Meet the YAC members

Washington, D.C.

Career Development Committee

Service Committee

Greta Haussmann
Greta Haussmann, B.A. 2017
Committee: Service
The Catholic University of America
Assistant Director for Campus Events
Charles Lavallee
Charles Lavallee, B.A. 2015
Committee: Service
The Catholic University of America 
Associate Director, Parking and Transportation
Meg Ross
Meg Ross, B.S.Arch. 2016
Committee: Service
Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc.
Assistant Project Manager
Dennis Treanor
Dennis Treanor, B.A. 2016, M.S.B. 2018
Committee: Service
Strategic Investment Group
Investment Operations Analyst
Amy Schutsky
Amy Schutsky, B.A. 2013
Committee: Service
Garrison Elementary, DCPS
Third Grade ELA Teacher

Social Programming Committee

Student Representative

Philadelphia, Pa.

Jack Firriolo
Jack Firriolo, B.S.B.A 2015
Lincoln Investment
Investor Services Associate

New York City, N.Y.

Maggie Hovorka
Maggie Hovorka, B.S.Arch. 2016
Howard L. Zimmerman Architects, P.C.
Alteration Review Manager and Project Associate 2


John Calandra
John Calandra, B.A. 2016
Non-Profit Fundraising Consultant