Alumni Council President Installed at Quarterly Meeting

by Public Relations | Aug 21, 2019

 Alumni Council officers with Fr. Paul

LATROBE, PA – The Saint Vincent Alumni Council elected a new president, welcomed new members and held a gavel and awards ceremony at its quarterly meeting on Aug. 17 in the Foundations Room on the Saint Vincent campus.

Winters presenting gavel to RetterRyan Retter, C’08, was installed as president, accepting the gavel from outgoing president Jason Winters, C’04. Retter and his wife, Jennifer, reside in New Kensington. He is employed as the continuous improvement manager at ATI Flat Rolled Products in Natrona Heights. Winters is the manager for Hempfield Township and is married to Dana (Puglesi) Winters, C’06.  They have two daughters, Clare and Anna, and reside in Hempfield Township.

Alé Simmons, C’10, of Jefferson Hills, will continue in her role as vice president. She is the business development manager for Clark Hill PLC in Pittsburgh and is married to Shane Simmons, C’10.

Renold Sossong, C’12, was named secretary. He works as an associate for Reed Smith LLP in Pittsburgh. He is married to Nikki Sossong, C’12.

Council members re-elected include David Braum, C’04, Bill Casey, C’90, Jack Cherubini, C’75, Charlie Cleveland, C’72 and Hannah Kahn Brinker, C’16.

Newly-elected council members include Domenic DeYulis, C’13, Megan Farrell, C’19, Mitchell Farrell, C’18, Olivia London, C’18, Jerry Marsico, C’99, Carey McMonagle, C’70, and John Wojtechko, C’18.

George R. Martin presented awardGeorge R. Martin, P’59, of New Alexandria, was presented with the Father Camillus Long, O.S.B., Award for dedication and outstanding service to Saint Vincent alumni affairs.

The Saint Vincent Alumni Council meets quarterly and council committees assist with various initiatives including student- alumni relations, fundraising for the Father Gilbert J. Burke, O.S.B., Alumni Scholarship Fund and supporting alumni programs.

Further information is available by contacting the alumni office,




Photo 1 (from left to right): Shawn Gouch, Saint Vincent Director of Alumni Affairs; Jason Winters, Alumni Council outgoing president; Fr. Paul Taylor, O.S.B., Saint Vincent College president; Ryan Retter, newly-elected Alumni Council president; and Alexandria Simmons, Alumni Council vice president.

Photo 2: Jason Winters (right) presents the gavel to newly-elected Alumni Council president Ryan Retter.

Photo 3: Jason Winters (left) with George Martin, 2019 winner of the Fr. Camillus Long, O.S.B. Award for dedication and outstanding service to Saint Vincent alumni affairs.



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