By Dianne Frances D. Powell
Sarah Mahady, a 2005 business administration graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, is back at The Woods as the new director of alumni relations. Mahady began her role within the Office of Advancement in April.
Passionate about SMWC, the director connects Woods alumni, students and friends with one another and the College. During her time at The Woods so far, Mahady has had opportunities to take part in significant College events and traditions such as the Oak Leaf Ceremony and Senior Reception for the class of 2019, and the SMWC Reunion. She has also enjoyed meeting alumni at various club and service events.
In addition to being a graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Mahady is a life-long resident of Terre Haute. In fact, she grew up in the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods village not far from campus. She brings to The Woods 13 years of experience in higher education most recently as director of admissions at Harrison College.
“I am excited to build relationships and a sense of family among students and alumni,” Mahady said. “I love meeting new alumni and hearing their stories.”
Perhaps due to her nurturing personality, Mahady possesses a deep interest in getting to know people. This is the part of her job she enjoys the most. She sees Woods alums as living proof that the SMWC community continues to aspire higher.
“If asked who our alumni are, the word family comes to mind immediately,” Mahady said. “I love how passionate they are to be a part of the College after graduating. They are eager to come back home and be engaged in life after graduation. Our alumni are proud and truly want to promote SMWC to showcase the College to future Woodsies.”