Chicago Alumni Chapter

Living in the hustle and bustle of Chicago can be very exciting, but sometimes it’s nice to be around others that appreciate a smaller community like Truman. In the Chicago Alumni Chapter, there are opportunities to volunteer, have fun, and support Truman!

Come share experiences with the Chicago Bulldog Community!

2017 Chapter Events:

  • January 26: Loop Happy Hour (Welcome December Grads!)
  • February 18: Revolution Brewery Tour
  • March 25: National TruCare Service Events
    • City Location: Lakeview Pantry
    • Suburban Location: Feed My Starving Children
  • May 24: Loop Happy Hour (Welcome May Grads!)
  • July 22: Cubs vs. Cardinals Baseball Game
  • August 17: Loop Happy Hour and 150th Celebration
  • September 23: Indoor Golf at Topgolf
  • October TBA: Truman Connect Cocktail Reception

Chapter Leadership:

  • Mary Weingartner (’93), President
  • Joy Bulen (’12), Vice President
  • Lori (Colburn) Smerz (’93), Secretary
  • Sean Morris (’05), Treasurer 
  • Baillie Cloyd (’09), Event Chair
  • Ashley (Hanson) Weinrich (’05), Social Media Chair 
  • Lizz Esfeld (’10), Alumni Board Representative

The Chapter is looking for more volunteers! Please contact Truman’s Office of Advancement at 800-452-6678 for more information or complete the online Volunteer Application.


I instantly had a connection with people who could provide great advice on things from sites to see and where to eat, to what neighborhood to live in, and where to buy my CTA pass. It’s a very supportive network of individuals that helped me break into a new city and establish my life after graduation.

Baillie Cloyd ('09), Chicago Alumni Chapter

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