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Alumni Community




SSU after SSU — Our alumni creatively sharing our values in a world in need of hope.

This collegial space is devoted to amplifying the voices and continuing the connections of our SSU alumni. We hail from around the world to gather together here as a community that continues the work of justice, beauty, and compassion that was stirred within us through our season of studies at SSU. We carry those values onward personally, creatively, and vocationally but still long for a collaborative place to share ideas. We return now to invest where the genesis of those ideas inspired us to bring stories of hope to the world.


In order to facilitate alumni connection and the transformative values to which we aspire, we commit to foster a community that generously welcomes and includes conversations that hold differences with respect and openness for continued learning. We seek to do that through regular communication, community events, networking, resource-sharing, and invitations for investment in the future education for generations to come


Our Alumni Community Coordinator, Marisa Lapish, welcomes your interests and ideas:

Introducing Marisa Lapish, SSU's Alumni Community Coordinator.

Marisa entered the St. Stephen’s University community through the online program of the Institute for Religion, Peace, and Justice (now JFI), completing her graduate certificate in 2020, and finishing her graduate degree at SSU with an M.A. in Theology and Culture with a focus in Peace Studies in 2022. Now she returns to serve and celebrate the SSU alumni community.


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Communication is important to keep alumni connections alive and strong. Our regular email blasts will inform you of what is currently happening in our alumni community with invitations to participate in book discussions or other interactive forum; to read or share a story in our guest blog; to share your creativity in poetry, music, or visual arts; and to hear good news from other alumni. Read our most recent alumni email blast here or search through the archives to be enriched by previous updates.


Part of that communication piece is offering your own ideas for the enrichment of our emergent alumni community. What would you like to see included in our regular email blasts? Which books would you suggest for a book discussion? What global topics of interest might excite or challenge you to learn from others in a forum-type roundtable discussion? How would you like to network with other alumni? What types of stories, blogs or creative works would you like to see featured in our email blasts and webpages?


Our alumni community coordinator, Marisa Lapish, welcomes your communication and values your continual input. Please contact her at:



Did you miss or lose a previous email blast, or are you a recent SSU graduate and interested in continued engagement and participation in our shared values as an alumni community? Be enriched by reading through our previous email blasts for news and updates, ongoing community events, opportunities for networking, creative alumni-inspired resources, or ways to invest your time and finances to support the ongoing work of St. Stephen’s University.



Each month will feature a different alumni (or faculty/staff member) who has been invited to share their perspective on a topic at the intersection of theology, peacemaking, and the arts for your contemplative consideration. We encourage the freedom of nonviolent expression that honours both the dignity of the communicator offering their gift and the empathic listener’s reflective response through thoughtful engagement in the comments. We are honoured to invite our guest bloggers from SSU’s deep well of integrated thinkers, prophetic writers, and contemplative creatives to challenge our varied perspectives.

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Contact our Alumni Community Coordinator, Marisa Lapish.

Do you have questions, need more information, or want to register your interest with us? Let us know by filling out the contact form below!

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