The UMSL Gerontology Alumni Network is  a group of graduates who actively connect with students (past, present, and future) to foster a network of support for those working with seniors within the greater St. Louis  area   It is our hope to advance successful aging practices through education, research, and community service. This work includes providing information and guidance to our students and alumni about careers and recent advances in the field of aging.


The Gerontology Affinity Alumni Groups' purpose is to foster a continual relationship between UMSL alumni, students, and professionals who serve our aging community. The goal is to create a network of individuals and agencies who support older adults and will share pertinent information in regards to the field of gerontology as well as educational events, volunteer opportunities and job availability throughout the St. Louis community.

Primary focus areas:

1.    To strengthen alumni relationships with UMSL through educational events and service projects.
2.    To build and maintain connections with past, current and future gerontology alumni.
3.    To support the greater St. Louis community through service projects and volunteerism.



Your thoughts count!  The  UMSL Gerontology Alumni Network  represents  approximately  xxx  gerontology graduates worldwide. The Network is eager to engage fellow graduates in a variety of ways that help alumni connect with each other and  UMSL’s Gerontology program. To help the network plan effective programming, please take 5 minutes to complete the UMSL Gerontology Alumni Interest Survey.  And, if you're interested in volunteering your time and leadership to the Network, there is an opportunity in the survey to indicate your desired level of involvement.

Take our survey.


Thank you to the following alumni who serve as members of our Gerontology Alumni Network for 2016-17::

•    Kim Van Camp ‘ 13  (Alumni Lead)
•    Christy Burger ‘15
•    Kim Levine ‘15
•    Rachel Lugge ‘08
•    Consuelo Maturana ‘14
•    Kate Moore  ‘14
•    Dr. Tom Meuser  '92, '97  (Faculty Advisor)


"Getting Connected"
January 11, 2017
Bellerive Chapel
5 - 8 PM
A panel discussion and casual evening networking event that will allow students and alumni of the gerontology program to become acquainted with each other. The goal is to build relationships that will allow for mentoring and career opportunities existing within St. Louis and surrounding areas.  

"Creative Aging: Art for Healing and Renewal"
March 30-31, 2017
9:00 - 430 Each Day
Summit Lounge - JC Penney Conference Center at UMSL 
This applied workshop is intended for professional involved in the care of older adults in community, long-term care and health-related settings.It is appropriate for social workers, psychologists, counselors, nurses, rehab professionals, recreational/activity therapists and others.For additional questions, please contact Dr. Tom Meuser, Director of Gerontology at meusert@umsl.edu or 314-516-5421.

Click HERE to register for this workshop.

Deadline for registration is 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2017




UMSL's scholarship donors are among our most generous and committed supporters. Your personal philanthropy provides much-need assistance to our students. As alumni of the UMS's Gerontology program, we welcome your gifts to ensure another generation of  promising students realize their dreams of becoming  professional gerontologists.

Give now to support  UMSL's  Gerontology program.