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GOLD stands for “Graduates of the Last Decade,” those crucial first 10 years after graduation when Clarkies are getting established in life and careers. The GOLD Council consists of 20 to 30 young alumni spanning class years from the previous decade. Council members host events, serve on committees, participate in University initiatives, and otherwise engage with the Clark community.

GOLD Council objectives include:

  • Maximizing the impact of the University’s most recent graduates
  • Increasing young alumni engagement in Clark events and initiatives
  • Encouraging  classmates to volunteer
  • Helping to grow annual philanthropic support among recent graduates

GOLD Council Subcommittees

  • Student and Young Alumni Engagement
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Philanthropy

Katie Bogen

Katherine W. Bogen ’15
Lincoln, NE
Co-Chair

Katherine Bogen is a clinical psychology PhD student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she researches violence prevention and women’s sexual wellbeing. While at Clark, Katherine studied political science and English. She was the musical director of the Counterpoints a cappella group and worked as a research and administrative assistant in both the Sociology Department and the LEEP Center. During her third year, Katherine led a series of sexual and reproductive health workshops with young women in the Worcester community. Katherine was a LEEP Scholar, a Barth Summer Internship Award recipient, and received the Howard Bonar Jefferson Award, given for “demonstrated academic excellence, breadth of intellectual interests, depth of intellectual commitment, and scholarly or creative achievement.”

She is very proud to have published in the first two volumes of the Scholarly Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ) at Clark, which empowers current Clarkies and recent graduates to highlight their scholarship.  Since graduating, Katherine has published her violence prevention research in The Journal of Sexual Aggression; Psychology of Violence; The Journal of Interpersonal Violence; Psychology of Men & Masculinities; Violence and Gender; as well as on Vox, Girls Gone Strong, and UpriseRI. In her free time, she performs in community theater productions and is a vocal social justice activist, advocating for survivors of sexual violence, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, combating anti-Semitism, and participating in anti-racist action.

Katherine is the GOLD Council representative to the Clark Alumni Council, was a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and is working to launch a new LGBTQ+ alumni affinity group. She is excited about the opportunity to connect with other justice-oriented Clarkies in order to bring Clark’s motto — “Challenge convention. Change our world.” — to a passionate young alumni community.

Emilee Cocuzzo

Emilee Cocuzzo ’18, MBA ’19
Boston, Mass.
Co-Chair

Emilee Cocuzzo is currently a senior management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she leverages data analytics and visualizations, strategy, and change management to drive impactful change for the government. She graduated from Clark in 2018 with her bachelor’s degree in management and entrepreneurship and with her M.B.A. with a concentration in information management and business analytics in 2019.

During her time at Clark, she led organizations, such as the Worcester Student Government Association (WSGA), Speaker’s Forum, and the Clark Entrepreneurship Club (CEC). She also founded and led the Clark University Consulting Group (CUCG). In addition, she was also involved in the Student Alumni Relations Committee (SARC), Peer Advising, and Student Council while also working on-campus jobs and interning at local companies.

Emilee is honored to serve on the GOLD Council, and she looks forward to giving back to the Clark community!

Alex Turgeon

Alex Turgeon ’16, MBA ’17
Washington, D.C.
Co-Chair

Empowering the rise of the digital citizen, Alex Turgeon is a strategic management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Citizen Services and Economic Development division, based in Washington, D.C. Currently supporting the United States Postal Service (USPS) as the User Experience (UX) Business Team Lead for USPS.com, Alex has supported a range of federal and commercial clients, from the IRS, Department of Treasury, and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to local small businesses across Worcester through his freelance consulting practice, First Pulse.

While at Clark, Alex, a Worcester County native, co-founded the technology startup, WooConnect, with fellow Clark alumnus Abhijit Singh, and held several leadership positions across Clark programs including Freshman Orientation, Senior Class Gift Committee, Senior Week Planning Committee, and for the Clark University Men’s Lacrosse Team. In honor of his individual contributions to improve students’ collegiate experience, Alex received the Russ Granger Award and the Outstanding Contribution to Student Life Award in 2016. He has continued his support for Clark initiatives, serving as a frequent guest lecturer and mentor for the School of Management’s Consulting Group, co-chair of the GOLD Council, young alumni representative of The Clark Fund Advisory Board, and member of the 2016 Reunion Committee. He is excited about the opportunity to connect with current students and fellow young alumni to help improve engagement across the broader Clark alumni community.

Members

  • Cory W. Coose ’12, MPA ’13, New York, N.Y.
  • Jean Dao ’12, MAT ’13, Brighton, Mass.
  • Juliette Coatsworth ’13, MBA ’14, M.S. ’18, Norwood, Mass.
  • Jun Ha Lyu ’13, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Asniya Iqbal ’14, Ashburn, Va.
  • Clark V. Jackson ’14, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Jennifer K. Six ’14, Seattle, Wash.
  • Erin M. Thayer ’14, Worcester, Mass.
  • Emma D. Binder ’15, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Alexis M. Church ’15, MBA ’16, Tacoma, Wash.
  • Sarah C. Clay ’15, Saint Augustine, Fla.
  • Tina Meetran ’15, M.A. ’16, Providence, R.I.
  • Hoamy T. Tran ’15, Worcester, Mass.
  • David M. Corn ’16, Londonderry, N.H.
  • Maya A. Fox ’16, Baltimore, Md.
  • McKenna I. Hunter ’17, Rouses Point, N.Y.
  • Julianne X. Murphy ’17, M.S. ’19, Chicago, Ill.
  • Jacob A. Reiner ’17, New York, N.Y.
  • Andres Gvirtz ’18, Cambridge, England
  • Michelle Y. Yun ’18, M.B.A. ’19, Elgin, Ill.
  • Gabrielle Totten ’19, M.B.A. ’20, New York, N.Y.
  • Abdur Rahman Muhammad ’20, New York, N.Y.
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GOLD Nuggets

GOLD Nuggets began in 2019 to help young alumni stay connected. The quarterly e-newsletter features profiles of GOLD alumni who live and work across the globe as well as news of upcoming events for young alumni.

View our current editions:

March 2021
January 2021
November 2020

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Recent Meetings

The GOLD Council meets on a quarterly basis to discuss current initiatives, how to support Clark and its current students, get updates on committee work, and determine the most effective ways to connect with fellow GOLD alumni.

February 10, 2021, Agenda
November 19, 2020, Agenda
September 23, 2020, Agenda

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