The Elmira College Alumni Association is made up of all those who have called our campus home. The defining strengths of the EC experience — academic excellence, time-tested relationships, shared traditions – are the basis for the continued success of the institution and the worldwide EC network.

If you would like to get more involved, there are many opportunities to volunteer and the Office of Alumni Relations can match your skills, experience, time, and resources to a practical and rewarding opportunity. Reach out to the Alumni Relations to learn more at



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Host an Event

The Office of Alumni Relations Office plans events throughout the year and we welcome the support of our alumni. Interested in hosting your own alumni gathering? Alumni Relations is here to help. We will send electronic invitations, post your event on the EC website and on our social media platforms, and collect RSVPs. We will work with you to select a location and connect with the venue for event details. Contact Ellen Himmelreich '17, Director of Alumni Relations, at (607) 735-1190, to discuss hosting an event or email


Alumni Association Board of Directors

The purpose of the Elmira College Alumni Association is to support Elmira College and its mission; promote the general welfare of the College; and establish and perpetuate fellowship between alumni and the College through its Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations and the Director of Alumni Relations.

The Alumni Association Board of Directors is limited to 30 members. It meets three times per year on Campus (October, March, and June), and the members are an integral part of Admissions recruitment, campus events, fundraising, and student engagements.

Current Officers

  • Dawn Marullo Stever ’03, President
  • Allison Furkey ’04, Vice President
  • Christy Boczar Thorley ’02, Treasurer
  • Dawn Radley Dana ’78, Secretary
  • Laurie Kelechava ’73, Trustee Representative

Current Members

  • Barbara Baker Bloch ’64
  • Arri Burrows ’08
  • John “Jack” Hurley III ’71
  • Rebecca Kingman Jackson ’11
  • Rick Kozan ’95
  • Alison Mandel ’72
  • Joshua Poupore ’02
  • Jamie Redmond ’78
  • Cheryl Broomall Shallish ’71
  • Michael Shippam ’78
  • Susan Skillman ’87
  • Jim Van Brunt ’77
  • Laurie Steenburg Weller ’78
  • Lynn Hardman Winner ’73
  • Andrea Nickerson Zazulia ’11, M.S. ’13
  • Noah Zazulia ’11, M.S. ’13

Elmira College Alumni House

The EC Alumni Association offers accommodations at the Alumni House, providing a home away from home when alumni are visiting campus. For additional information and to make reservations, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (607) 735-1855 or at

The Alumni House is located at 911 N. Main St., Elmira, NY 14901

The Student Alumni Council is currently fundraising to make improvements at the Alumni House through the sale of EC ornaments. The College Store has two ornaments available.

  • Purchase the Iris ornament here!
  • Purchase the EC Jersey ornament here!


Elmira Alumni Stories


We are #ElmiraProud of our alumni and would love to share your story with other alumni, the community, students, and prospective students. If you are interested in being featured or know of someone deserves recognition, complete this form


Bette A. Mammone ’78 Memorial Academy

The Bette A. Mammone ’78 Memorial Academy honors exceptionally successful alumni in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. Alumni will be selected based on their professional expertise and achievements, as well as dedication to charitable and community initiatives.

Requirements of Honorees:

  • Elmira College graduate (undergraduate or graduate degree);
  • High-level of professional success in at least a 20-year career;
  • Willingness to travel to Elmira College to facilitate a discussion or learning experience (e-g., lecture, master class) and attend a welcome reception with students, alumni, guests and members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Although campus housing will be provided, travel expenses are not included.


Bette A. Mammone ’78

Bette understood that collaboration of alumni with the Offices of Career Services and Alumni Relations is a principal way to create a forum for alumni and students to connect while also building philanthropy to the College.

Bette graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in Individualized Studies and Speech Communication in 1978. She received a master of arts degree from Marquette University in 1981. Before her untimely passing, she last served as principal at Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, a leading national fundraising consulting firm offering Fundraising Counsel in areas of Capital Campaign Management.

To nominate a fellow alumni or self-nominate for the 2023 Mammone Academy, complete and submit the Nomination Form. Please submit nominations by Feb. 1, 2023. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (607) 735-1855 with any questions.

Bette Ann Mammone

Previous Honorees

Steve Glick '78

Steve Glick ’78

Pauline Polly Bieber Daniels '79

Pauline “Polly” Bieber Daniels ’79

Dr. Scott Oakes '93

Dr. Scott Oakes ’93

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