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Halpin returns to alma mater in new development post

Barry McNamara
Paige Halpin, a 2009 graduate of Monmouth College, has returned to her alma mater to take the new position of associate director of development in the Chicago area.

Halpin will manage relationships with approximately 125 prospective donors and will focus primarily on identifying, cultivating and stewarding gifts of $5,000 and above. She will report to MC’s director of principal gifts, Steve Bloomer, and, through him, to the vice president for development and college relations.

“We are extremely excited about the addition of Paige to our team,” said Bloomer. “She distinguished herself as an engaged student at Monmouth College, and now she will apply her talents toward setting positive conditions for enhanced alumni and college involvement in the Chicagoland area and toward increasing alumni membership in the Annual Fund and 1853 Society.”

In 2008, Halpin was chosen as Monmouth’s Student Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois, an honor that included in its duties speaking to her fellow graduates at the 2009 commencement ceremony. The English major and Alpha Xi Delta member was also honored as the Freshman Female of the Year and the Greek Woman of the Year and served as president of both the Associated Students of Monmouth College and Panhellenic Council. Her other campus activities included serving as a Scot Ambassador, dormitory head resident, member of the president’s advisory committee and student chaplain.

In other development office news, Hannah Maher was promoted to associate director of annual gifts.

“Hannah has done an exceptional job of running the direct mail and phonathon programs, along with other projects such as the Fighting Scots Society and the senior class gift,” said MC’s director of alumni engagement, Lucy Thompson. “This is a well-deserved promotion.”