Alumni Committees

Since 1979, when Special Olympics first came to Villanova as a soccer tournament, the spirit and passion has been alive and growing on campus!  The first Fall Festival was held in 1989, and in the ensuing 23 years, our event has grown to be the second largest annual event for Special Olympics Pennsylvania, and the largest student-run program of its kind in the world!

Over 450 Villanova Alumni have taken part in making the Fall Festival a success, as well as tens of thousands of volunteers and athletes bringing their passion and skills to Villanova University. Please use the below links to explore the history of our prestigious organization.

Should you be able to provide any additional Committee information, please contact us here.

Former Festival Directors Pledging Their Support to the Chapter

Charlie Hannon '11
2010 Fall Festival Director

Allison Kahl '10
2009 Fall Festival Director

Alessandro Roco '09
2008 Fall Festival Director

Jennifer Park '08
2007 Fall Festival Director

Danica Feustel '07
2006 Fall Festival Director

Matthew Harris '06
2005 Fall Festival Director

Colleen Gruffi '05
2004 Fall Festival Director

Jennifer Fleckenstein '04
2003 Fall Festival Director

Maureen Dirscherl '03
2002 Fall Festival Director

Laura Menard Fitzgerald '00
1999 Fall Festival Director

Christopher Culp '99
1998 Fall Festival Director

Andrew Ranley '95
1994 Fall Festival Director

Stephen Ball '94
1993 Fall Festival Director

Erin Wynne '93
1992 Fall Festival Director

Ronald Baglio '92
1991 Fall Festival Director

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The Villanova Special Olympics Alumni Chapter is dedicated to uniting old committee members, and focusing alumni efforts in providing support for the Fall Festival.

Since 1989, over 700 Villanova students have been members of the Fall Festival committee.  Any questions, please contact the chapter at spoalumni@villanova.edu.