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Scherpe-Lencioni is newest member of development team

Barry McNamara
MONMOUTH, Ill. – Jordan Scherpe-Lencioni has only been on the job for about a month at Monmouth College, but she’s already been immersed in one of her position’s main responsibilities.

Scherpe-Lencioni joined Monmouth’s development and college relations staff in late September, and the new associate director of reunion and parent giving dove right into helping the College host a successful Homecoming weekend Oct. 18-19, which included reunions for classes spanning from 1979 to 2019.

She’s now turning her focus to some major events next spring, including the Golden Scots Celebration in June and the senior class gift.

Scherpe-Lencioni grew up in Galesburg, and although she’s not a Monmouth graduate, she has one in the family. Her younger sister, Carolyn Scherpe, graduated in 2017. Jordan was often on campus when Carolyn participated in activities as a member of the dance, tennis and softball teams.

Scherpe-Lencioni earned a triple major in marketing, management and entrepreneurship from North Central College in Naperville, Ill. Those subjects serve her well in her new position, as did her work on campus as a student.

“I really enjoyed working on events while I was at North Central,” she said. “After I graduated, I kept up with that type of work at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, coordinating weddings and planning other events.”

In addition to planning reunions, Scherpe-Lencioni also works closely with Monmouth students’ parents.

“A lot of parents are super involved with their children’s lives in high school, going to all their games and activities, but then when their kids get to college and they’re farther away, that drops off,” she said. “So we’ve started the Parent and Family Council at Monmouth as a way for those parents to stay more connected.”

The Parent and Family Council helps with an annual student-oriented project. Last year, the council funded the purchase of Scots Cruisers bicycles to help students get around campus. Scherpe-Lencioni said the council will decide on next spring’s project soon, as will the senior class gift committee.

Scherpe-Lencioni is also one of the advisers for the College’s White and Crimson Leadership Association, which helps inform students about what it means to be a Monmouth alum.