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Newsmaker: Shawn Gouch

| Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, 11:00 p.m.

Noteworthy: St. Vincent College in Unity announced Thursday that Gouch will become its director of alumni relations in its office of institutional advancement. In the role, he will lead the school's alumni program, which maintains relationships with more than 13,500 graduates. The office plans alumni activities to engage graduates in the school's development. Gouch, who has been part of the college's administrative staff since 2011, most recently working as assistant director of admission and financial aid, will begin his new role Feb. 8.

Age: 29

Residence: Irwin

Family: Wife, Teresa, 28.

Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology from St. Vincent, 2009; master's degree in community health counseling from Duquesne University, 2013.

Background: Gouch grew up in Penn Hills and attended Central Catholic High School in Oakland. While he was an undergraduate at St. Vincent, he worked as a student recruitment assistant for the college. After graduation, he worked for Renewal Inc., a nonprofit in Downtown Pittsburgh, where he counseled inmates recently released from state prisons. When he returned to St. Vincent in 2011 for a job as an admission and financial aid counselor, he found that his work at Renewal — he helped former inmates reintegrate into society — had something in common with his work at St. Vincent, where he helped students adjust to college: He said both jobs involved helping people integrate into different environments. He was named assistant director of admission and financial aid last year.

Quote: “I get to work not only with my classmates, but with previous classes, too, whether that's the class of 1968 or 2015.”

— Gideon Bradshaw

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