Alumni Staff

Margo Thomas

Margo Thomas

Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

Margo Thomas joined Stetson University in early 2022 to help lead alumni engagement and annual giving efforts. From 2006-2022, Margo served her alma mater, Flagler College, in various advancement roles, including overseeing annual giving, alumni relations, special events and donor engagement. Notably, Margo chaired Flagler’s 50th Anniversary celebration in 2018, and oversaw the fundraising campaign and opening of the Alumni House in 2017.

A native of Nebraska, Margo played four years of varsity golf at Flagler College before graduating with a B.A. in English in 2006. She finished a Master’s in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University in 2019. She is married to her husband, Zach, and they have a young daughter, Annie. They are all excited to be Hatters!

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386-822-7460

Amy Dedes

Amy Dedes

Director of Alumni Engagement 

Amy joined the Office of Alumni Engagement in the fall of 2008 as an administrative secretary before becoming assistant director in 2009. Promoted to associate director in October 2014 and then director in 2021, Amy now manages the Office of Alumni Engagement while working closely with the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Amy has previously worked on the planning of alumni events across the country, including district get-togethers for alumni and current parents, recruitment events for prospective students, and on-campus events like Leadership Stetson and Homecoming. Her work on Homecoming 2012 earned a CASE Award for Special Merit in Alumni Programs.

Amy earned her BA in Elementary Education from Stetson in 2004. She went on to earn her MS from Nova Southeastern University before returning to Stetson as a staff member. Amy has a love for Stetson that shows in her work with students and alumni. She was awarded the 2014 Spirit of Stetson Award at the annual employee recognition banquet. Outside of work, she volunteers with her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, and spends time with her husband, John, also a Stetson graduate and their young children, Adonis and Ava.

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386-822-4234

Alex Herron

Alex Herron

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Alex joined the Office of Alumni Engagement in the fall of 2019 as Assistant Director, transitioning over from the Stetson Athletic Department. He was promoted to Associate Director in July of 2021. 

With the Office of Alumni Engagement, Alex develops, leads and manages all engagement and programming efforts for alumni and current parents. He also works with campus partners to deepen these engagement efforts and assist in growing philanthropic and giving initiatives. Alex serves as an official travel representative at off-campus events and provides support for all alumni activities and programs including Alumni Board meetings, Homecoming and Chapter events.

Alex earned his B.BA in Sport Business from Stetson in 2016 and worked in the Athletic Department as a volunteer and intern throughout his time as a student. He was also a member of the Stetson Sport Business Association. Alex left the DeLand area after graduating for positions with the Washington Nationals and then the Miami Dolphins, before returning to Stetson in early 2018. Alex has a passion for Stetson and enjoys working and interacting with all members of the Stetson Community.

Go Hatters!

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386-822-7482

Nikki Natriello

Nikki Natriello

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Nikki joined the Office of Alumni Engagement in the Spring of 2022, where she assists the team in facilitating programming and relaying engaging content to Stetson Alumni and current parents. She also helps to grow and expand giving campaigns alongside the team. Nikki provides support for various alumni activities such as Homecoming, Leadership Stetson and Alumni Board meetings. She collaborates with other campus and community partners to connect with alumni and spread awareness of alumni benefits and opportunities.

Nikki earned her BS in Public Administration with a minor in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Central Florida in 2021. Nikki’s background consists of community-oriented roles through which she has cultivated a passion for serving her community. She spends her free time volunteering with local organizations and traveling.

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386-822-7329

Cathy Foster

Cathy Foster

Administrative Secretary

Cathy provides administrative support to the Office of Alumni Engagement. She supports special events held during the year across the country by Alumni Association Board members and traveling staff members.

Cathy came to Stetson in December 2009 and has graduated three daughters/Hatters.

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386-822-7483