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Alumni Relations Staff

  Matt Taske MBA '14, BA '09, Director of Alumni Engagement

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As an alum of the Mount, receiving both his Bachelor and his Master degrees, Matt has had the opportunity to give back to the institution that has provided him with so much. He believes that when we find things we are passionate about, we find the means to see them through. Education has provided him an opportunity to work in a role that gives his life a purpose greater than a paycheck. “After spending many years in the corporate world, I’m thrilled to work towards such an impactful and powerful mission. At the end of the day, I can lay my head down knowing I have made a meaningful, positive difference in the lives of others”. Matt knows personally the value of degree from the Mount and is excited to work with alumni and donors.

  Morgan Carpenter '20, Manager of Alumni Relations

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Morgan Carpenter is a Cincinnati native, who grew up in nearby Ross, Ohio. Morgan graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and New Media Studies from Mount St. Joseph University in 2020. After graduation, Morgan joined the Institutional Advancement team full-time as the IA Content Specialist, and where she now serves as the Manager of Alumni Relations. She loves being able to interact with the Mount community and fellow alumni daily through social media, the Alumni newsletters, and alumni events. 

 

Contact by phone at 513-244-4298 or via email at Morgan.Carpenter@msj.edu

 

  Mikayla Courtney, Coordinator of Young Alumni and Annual Giving

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Mikayla Courtney received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in 2020. While a student, Mikayla worked as a Student Liaison in the EKU Office of Alumni Engagement and served as President of the EKU Student Alumni Ambassadors -- a student organization designed to serve past, present, and future EKU students. After graduation, she worked as a Marketing Specialist for Eastern Kentucky University’s online academic programs.

 

Originally from Florence, Kentucky, she has returned home to the Cincinnati area joining the Mount as the Coordinator of Young Alumni and Annual Giving. “I am so excited to be a part of the close-knit community here at the Mount, and I am thrilled to be able to share in the mission of the university through serving alumni.”

 

Contact by phone at 513-244-4359 or via email at Mikayla.Courtney@msj.edu.

  Tricia Sarvak '97, Content Specialist

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Tricia Sarvak '97 is new to the IA Content Specialist position but has been part of the Mount community for many years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from MSJ and is currently in the Mount’s Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership program. After several years of working as a graphic designer, in 2017, Tricia came “home” to work in Communications & Marketing, then the Office of Student Affairs, prior to joining Institutional Advancement in 2021. Engaging with the students and fellow Alumni is her favorite part of working at her alma mater.

 

Contact by phone at 513-244-4330 or via email at Tricia.Sarvak@msj.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I request an alumni ID?

If you would like to request an Alumni ID, visit https://www.msj.edu/alumni/alumni-benefits.html.


How do I nominate an alumna/us for an award?

Click here for more information  https://www.msj.edu/alumni/alumni-awards-recognition/index.html.

An alumna/us passed, who do I contact?

Please email us at alumni@msj.edu.

How we I make a donation in memory of an alumni? 

If you would like to make a donation, go to msj.edu/give, and select “In memory of”.


What language should be used for listing the Mount in an obituary in lieu of flowers?

Donations can be made through msj.edu/give, or checks may be written to Mount St. Joseph University, attn: Colleen Pfeiffenberger, Director of Advancement Services, 5701 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45233.

Are there any legacy scholarships?

Yes, to apply visit https://www.msj.edu/tuition-aid/forms-applications/index.html.

I want to donate items to the Mount Archives, how do I go about the process? 

If you have an item you’d like to donate to Mount St. Joseph University’s Archives, please email Matt.taske@msj.edu.

I am hosting a group of Mount alumni, can I get MSJ decorations?

Yes, email Alumni@msj.edu and provide information such as, event details – who is invited, purpose of gathering, gathering date, time, location, contact person, address to mail (as applicable) or pick-up. Please provide at least one-month lead time on all requests. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we may not have items readily available, but we will do our best to fulfill requests.

I would like to start an Alumni Club—how do I go about doing this?

Email Matt.Taske@msj.edu to share your desire to initiate a new Alumni Club.

Where is the Office of Alumni Relations located?

The Office of Alumni Relations is located on the second floor of the Classroom Building on the campus of Mount St. Joseph University. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a member of the Alumni Relations team, please email alumni@msj.edu .

What is the 1920 Society & how do I join? 

The 1920 Society was established during our Centennial year by President H. James Williams to honor the generous alumni, family, and friends who support Mount students with an annual fund gift of $1,000 or more. This academic year, the University and generous donor support provided over $14 million in tuition aid and more than 1000 scholarships, enabling many students the opportunity to pursue a Mount education and excel in the classroom and life!

 If you are interested in learning more, email joseph.cornely@msj.edu.

 

We are hosting an event/fundraiser, how do I request a donation from MSJ? 

Email University.Communications@msj.edu.

Why is there so much Mount pride in the community?

Mount St. Joseph University is a tight-knit community. Our alumni, students, staff and faculty are mission driven and are always looking for ways to serve the Common Good. The Mount Community is a family, and we are proud of all of our individual members.

How do I serve on the Alumni Advisory Council?

If interested in serving on the Alumni Advisory Council, please email Matt Taske at Matt.taske@msj.edu to make him aware. New appointments are voted on each summer. 

I have a recommendation, how do I go about submitting? 

Email alumni@msj.edu. We always strive to make our alumni’s experiences very fulfilling, and welcome feedback!

What is the Mount tax ID number?

23-7179567

How does my company sponsor the Mount?

Email Joseph.cornely@msj.edu to pursue this opportunity.

How do I hire a Mount student as a co-op?

Many Mount St. Joseph University students need experiential learning—an internship, cooperative work experience, or service learning—to complete their degree. If your business is interested in partnering with the Mount, please reach out the Career Center at career.center@msj.edu.

How many living alumni are there?

There are approximately 20,300 living Mount alumni.

Where can I buy MSJ apparel? 

MSJ apparel is sold on campus at the Roar Store, and online https://roarstore.msj.edu/!

 

How do I request a replacement diploma?

A replacement diploma can be requested through the Registrar's Office for $25. You can request a replacement diploma by filling out this form and mailing or dropping off the request to the Registrar's Office.