Barry McNamara  |  Published July 29, 2022

Welcome Aboard

Four Monmouth College graduates join their alma mater’s Alumni Board.

MONMOUTH, Ill. – Monmouth College has welcomed four new members to its Alumni Board of Directors.

The Alumni Board supports the Monmouth College Alumni Association – the body of all former Monmouth students who have completed at least two semesters of academic work. They are elected from nominations submitted by or solicited from alumni and members of the College administration. The board meets twice a year – in the spring and in the fall, around Homecoming.

Among the four new members, three decades are represented – Daniel Dickson ’89 of Southlake, Texas; Angelo Shaw ’95 of St. Louis; Sara Frakes Reinhardt ’14 of Irmo, South Carolina; and Tessa Jones ’18 of Galesburg, Illinois.

DAN DICKSON: New member joins alma mater's organization with plenty of prior board experience... DAN DICKSON: New member joins alma mater's organization with plenty of prior board experience.Dickson is an executive managing director at Aon Corp, where he serves as the global head of property insurance analytics. His Monmouth board position is one of several on his résumé. Dickson also serves on the advisory board of the University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences, is on the Research Advisory Council of the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, and is treasurer of the International Society of Catastrophe Managers.

ANGELO SHAW: In addition to his day job, the 1995 graduate is a professional musician... ANGELO SHAW: In addition to his "day job," the 1995 graduate is a professional musician.Shaw is on the Emergency Dispatch Management team at Spire Energy, where his duties include scheduling the workload for emergency technicians, educating customers on gas safety and communicating with local fire departments. Additionally, he is a professional musician, performing at private and public events on the saxophone. A volunteer with the United Way and Salvation Army, Shaw plans to publish his first novel later this year.

Reinhardt works at the University of South Carolina-Columbia, where she analyzes admissions, enrollment and post-graduation outcomes data to provide trends for the school’s dean of admissions and its board of trustees. She holds a master’s degree in education with a concentration on higher education administration from the University of South Carolina. Reinhardt is an active member of Union United Methodist Church in Irmo and is also active with the American Heart Association. She is hopeful that her research into and analytic understanding of both higher education and secondary education will help her give back to Monmouth as an Alumni Board member.

TESSA JONES: Master's degree recipient works for the National Railroad Hall of Fame in nearby... TESSA JONES: Master's degree recipient works for the National Railroad Hall of Fame in nearby Galesburg.Jones is the director of marketing and communications for the National Railroad Hall of Fame and holds a similar role with AAPRCO, a sister organization of the hall of fame. She holds a master’s degree in communication from Western Illinois University. Her previous service to her alma mater includes serving as a class secretary and on the Galesburg Area Alumnae Board for Pi Beta Phi.

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