Alumni Board Prospectives
Bios for the candidates on the ballot for the ’22-’23 Alumni Association Board of Directors
Mohammed Aljumaili '21
Nomination Statement: Desire to give back to Rosemont.
Phillip Cumming '14 '18
Bio: Phillip Cumming has an MBA from Rosemont College, with a Certificated in Leadership - 2018, including Global Study at Oxford University in England (2015), Global Study at Edinburgh University, Scotland (2016), and Global Study in Sicily, Italy (2018). He received his bachelor's Degree From Rosemont College - 2014 and an AS Degree in Computer Science - 1984. Cumming currently works as an Operations Manager at Septa in Philadelphia.
Nominiation Statement: I'm interested in becoming a member of the Alumni Board at Rosemont College, to represent the vast numbers of alumni of Rosemont College, including those who are fairly recent graduates, as well as those who are graduates from some years ago.
Alison Enright '97 '03
Bio: Alison graduated from Rosemont in 1997 with a BA in Philosophy. She returned to Rosemont and graduated in 2002 with a Master’s in English and Publishing. Alison works for a nursing and health professions textbook publisher, managing digital content and ebooks. She is also the Accessibility Manager, ensuring all digital content and products are accessible to users with disabilities. She lives in Havertown, PA with her husband and three teenaged daughters.
Nomination Statement: I would like to make a positive impact on the future of Rosemont College.
Waynetta Faust '12
Bio: Waynetta Faust is a current Executive Board member at Clementine Montessori School in Philadelphia. Recently, she served the Rosemont College community as class representative for the Class of 2012's ten year reunion, alongside another class leader. While at Rosemont, Faust volunteered with various clubs, in addition to being elected President of the Student Government Association for two terms. Faust graduated from Rosemont College with her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy. After graduating, Faust continued to serve. She is a proud alumna of City Year Philadelphia. Faust dedicated two years of service partnering with teachers and principals to ensure that her students developed strong skills that will help them for college, career and civic life. As the College and Career Coordinator, Faust organized college visits, FAFSA nights for parents, and a job fair. Faust currently works as a Human Resources Generalist at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. She has held HR positions in several different capacities, such as benefits administration, compensation analysis, and recruiting. Faust has returned to Rosemont College to pursue her MBA in the fall of 2022.
Nomination Statement: I would like to serve on the Alumni Association Board of Directors because I benefited greatly from my experience as a student at Rosemont College and I want to find new ways to give back. If elected, I intend to be a committed, hard-working member of the Board who brings new ideas to the Board’s deliberations.
Shakira Hansley ‘11
Bio: Shakira is a past board member of the Girls Justice League and an active member of the Junior League of Philadelphia. Additionally, she has served Rosemont as a 2011 Class Representative and First Year Connection Seminar (FYCS) Alumni Volunteer. While at Rosemont, Shakira co-founded the Pre-Law Society, was a resident assistant and served in many positions within the Student Government Association.
After graduating from Rosemont with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Sociology and Criminology, Shakira earned her Juris Doctorate at the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL). At UDC-DCSL, Shakira completed 850 hours of pro-bono clinical work as a student attorney in the Special Education Law Clinic and General Practice Clinic. Additionally, she was president of the Black Law Student Association’s William C. Pryor Chapter (BLSA). As BLSA president, Shakira implemented the law school’s inaugural Legal Life Skills Program at a District of Columbia public school.
Shakira is passionate about working to ensure youth experiences within systems are equitable and restorative instead of retributive and traumatizing. Currently, Shakira works as a senior case supervisor for CASA Youth Advocates, a nonprofit organization that helps abused and neglected children to live well, to achieve academic excellence, and experience the joys of childhood by providing them with trained volunteer advocates who speak for their best interests.
Nomination Statement: I would like to give back to Rosemont College for being transformative in my life. Serving on the Alumni board would provide me the opportunity to be a part of the college’s continuous improvements, boost alumni engagement and assist in providing opportunities for current students. I have a strong belief in the power of diversity, and I am eager to bridge together past and present classes to work together to ensure the success and community impact of the College.
Peg Isselmann '64 (running for 2nd term)
Bio: Peg graduated from Rosemont College with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. After graduation, she worked at the Dupont Company as a Patent Information Specialist. While working, she pursued her Masters of Science in Information Science and Technology at Drexel University. She retired from DuPont in 2011 after 47 years of working at DuPont in the Information Management and Information Technology fields. Retirement has been great fun. Now, her official occupation is Grandmother since she has 9 Grandchildren ranging from 22 years old to 6 years old. Her time is filled with playing bridge, reading and a variety of volunteer activities (including some childcare). The most interesting and challenging activity included researching and developing the history of the early years of Rosemont College for the Centennial Celebration. Rosemont’s Library has an excellent archive, but the challenge was how to condense the material and make it concise and interesting reading. In this effort, she learned so much about the obstacles that the Holy Child Sisters overcame to make Rosemont College a reality. This has led her to increase her interest and the enthusiasm of her classmates in preserving the traditions and mission of Rosemont.
Nomination Statement: I am interested in serving on the Alumni Board for another term because I would like to help Rosemont College face the challenges of today. In the first 10 years of Rosemont College, it was the community that enabled the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus to meet their goals. I would like to be part of the community that provides students of a younger generation the experience of a small, connected learning environment.
Erinn King '12 '14
Bio: First and foremost I am a wife and mother of 3 beautiful children. I am an organized, result-driven professional with over 10 years of experience in finance, customer service, resource allocation, staff coordination, strategic planning and operations management. Strong focus, follow through abilities and determination are just a few key factors in my ability to tackle challenges, seeking advancement and growth. In addition, I am a successful Mobile Notary and Wedding Officiant focused on integrity and efficiency, primarily servicing Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties within the Commonwealth of PA.
Nomination Statement: I am excited for this potential opportunity to work with fellow directors, towards a greater good for Rosemont College. I have a strong interest in the opportunity to work with others and watch ideas and goals come to life for our Rosemont community; that is the true benefit of this opportunity. Once a student’s studies have ended, it becomes easier to neglect and harder to look back and continue to help with the growth and success of the school. This is my opportunity to come back and help our school in its continued efforts to grow and connect. As a potential member of this organization, I plan to put the much-needed time into working towards a greater Rosemont College.
Karrie Senofonte Millett, Esq. '91
Bio: Millett has been practicing law in PA since graduating from law school. She is a senior litigation counsel at the Philadelphia law firm, Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP, where she practices Life Safety Litigation.
Nomination Statement: I’d be honored to serve on the Alumni Board and resume my service to the school. While at Rosemont I was active in SGA all 4 years. I was also a student member of the Board of Trustees. I worked on campus in the Kistler Library (my favorite place to study!). After graduation, I assisted in being a class liaison for our wonderful class of 1991!
Dr. James E. Plummer ‘07 '10
Bio: Dr. James Plummer is Delaware County Community College’s 2022 recipient of the Wong Moss Outstanding Alumni Award. He joins an exceptional group of graduates who personify academic success, professional achievement, and a deep commitment to community service. For nearly five decades, beginning with his role as a US Army Medical Corpsman in 1973, Dr. Plummer has raised a hand to serve and help others.
Following his tour with the US Army, Dr. Plummer joined the US Postal Service for a successful 25-year career. His retirement was short-lived as he soon transitioned from the oldest government division to the newest, joining the Department of Homeland Security as a Screening Manager from 2002-2005. While the work was rewarding, Dr. Plummer felt he had unfinished business and decided to return to the classroom. He re-enrolled at DCCC to complete his Associate in Applied Science degree, which began in 1977 and ultimately concluded in 2006.
His degree completion led to several managerial roles with the American Red Cross, Exam One, Rosemont College, Penn Medicine, Crozer-Keystone Health System, Philadelphia University of Osteopathic Medicine, and Axia Women's Health. Recently, Dr. Plummer became the Administrator for Population Health with the newly created Delaware County Health Department.
Dr. Plummer likes to tell people never to stop learning. Following his advice, he has undertaken a remarkable academic journey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007 and a Master of Science--Healthcare Management degree in 2010, both from Rosemont College. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business for a Certificate of Leadership in 2012, followed by Eastern University's Master of Business Administration--Health Care Administration program in 2015, finishing with a 4.0 GPA. His classwork continued towards concurrent studies in the Master of Science--Healthcare Law from the University of Oklahoma (virtually) and the Thomas Jefferson University Doctor of Management--Management and Strategic Leadership programs, successfully graduating from both in 2020. Now, he is set on a fifth post-graduate degree, enrolling in the Master of Science--Public Administration program at Villanova University. When not sitting in a classroom, he also leads them as an Adjunct Faculty for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Rosemont College and College Business and Leadership at Eastern University.
Dr. Plummer proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Delco Medical Society and volunteers as a Fellow with the Thomas Jefferson University Institute of System Wisdoms, the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society at Eastern University, and as a mentor with the Delaware County Community College Alumni Association. Last December, he was named an Outstanding Alumni for his studies and service at Eastern University.
Nomination Statement: Rosemont has been one the most influential places on my life, and I credit the College with elevating me into a leader through my education. Leadership is a conglomeration of behaviors, competencies, knowledge, skills, and concepts, such as emotional intelligence. Organizations and institutions of learning have changed their nurturing leaders’ methods to accommodate the demand for leadership competency. With this understanding, I believe the Alumni Board at Rosemont College will continue to allow me to continue my passion for leadership and lifelong learning while being connected with the College in a way that will more positively influence our alumni and students. I wish to collaborate and affect change as needed, and to give back to the College as much as I can. I also believe that this role will help me to be a better leader in my career overall.
Gabriel Rizzo ‘21
Bio: Gabe graduated from Rosemont College with his Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business. On campus, Gabe was the Student Government Association president of his class, president and founder of the Business Networking Society, Captain of the cross-country team, and tutor for Economics. Gabe was also the recipient of Rosemont College’s Cornelian Scholarship, and upon graduation he received the College’s Presidential Medal. During his time at Rosemont, he successfully completed three internships: Accounting and Finance intern at A-G Administrators, Independent Advisors sales intern at SEI Investments, and, most recently, investment analyst intern at The Swarthmore Group. Gabe is currently employed by PNC Bank as a capital markets analyst in the firm’s Financial Institutions Group.
Nomination Statement: Throughout my time at Rosemont, I had the ability to meet many amazing people with such unique backgrounds. The Business Networking Society gave me the opportunity to meet so many amazing students, alumni, faculty, staff, and members of the Board of Trustees, who I still keep in contact with today. One of the proudest moments I have ever had was when the Business Networking Society managed to get 60 students to attend one of our monthly meetings. For the first time, I realized that my greatest joy lies in bringing people together. The Alumni Board and the Office of Alumni Relations both focus heavily on bringing the community together. If I am given the opportunity to serve on the Alumni Board, I will be doing what I love to do the most - bringing people together and giving back to the place that I owe everything to, Rosemont College. The nomination is an honor, and I would love to serve the College in this way.
Tobie Tondi, SHCJ '71
Bio: I’m originally from the mid-west; entered the SHCJ in 1964! Received a BA in art from Rosemont. Spent many years in Holy Child high schools: teaching and administration. Then had the wonderful opportunity to study for a doctorate in Theology in Rome. When I returned from Rome I started teaching at Rosemont College; in addition to being a faculty member, I was the first VP for Mission under Pres. Ann Amore. After 10+ years at Rosemont, I transferred to the University of San Diego where I again enjoyed years of teaching under-grads. Now, I am ‘kind of retired’ and exploring ways to continue being of service.
Nomination Statement: I would like to offer spirituality programs.
Paula Wholey '74 (running for 2nd term)
Bio: I’m a Sculptor, Painter & Pastellist who appears regularly with juried shows locally and nationally (e.g. the Audubon Artists, NYC.) I spent most of my business career in 2 fields: Media Advertising & Real Estate. After 40 years in Radio & TV, I founded AIM Media Partners LLC / Media Buyers & Strategists. My goal? To help small businesses and Catholic charitable entities (e.g., Archdiocese of Phila., MyCatholicDoctor.com, Catholic Medical Assn.) to promote successfully, with very limited funds! I expected my later work years would be given to support Boards I’ve served on (Mothers’ Home, the Phila. Ceili Group) but the last 5 years I helped develop, write training & publicity for a new venture: H.O.M.E.S. – Homeowner Makers Educational Services’ QCD™ program. “BUY NOW, MORTGAGE LATER” ©, our just-launched campaign, will help millions of long-term & minority renters, nationwide. Our free site homeownermakers.com has all the details. Now, with this safely underway, my husband John & I can finally hit the road and travel again (with paints in tow, of course!)
Nomination Statement: Over the last 48 years, I‘ve had the great pleasure to serve the Alumni Board 3 times – right after graduation, during mid-career, and now as I near my 50th Reunion in 2024. I was on the Board when Pres. Ann Amore died & we dealt with a sudden transition to a new one. (Bless you, Sharon Hirsh!) I was one of a handful of Alumnae asked to meet with Faculty, as Rosemont pondered the decision to go Co-ed. My perspective could be valuable.
Two personal reasons I’d love this renewal are obvious: I’d like to be here to help Jim Cawley & the Board through the new transition period - and as I’m winding down my business – I can give major time to Reunion 2024 and the Alumni Art Exhibit held then, which I’ve been part of every 5th year since 1974. I want be extra helpful. Now I can be..