Jonalyn Paulick '94
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Every alum has a special memento from the time they spent on campus. For some it’s a photograph, for others it’s their yearbook. For Jonalyn Paulick, it’s her Robert Morris College sweatshirt. "Everyone has their favorite article of clothing, and it's one piece I can’t get rid of even though Warner Johnson (the director of alumni relations) went out and bought me a new RMU T-shirt.”
But there is something even dearer to Paulick from her days as a student - her roommate, Michele Doyle Buck '94. After four years together in the residence halls, the two remain best friends to this day, Paulick says. Because of her roommate's daughter Kristina, who is autistic, Paulick became involved with Autism Speaks, where she is on the board of directors.
Paulick is a group leader for PNC’s customer care center, where she manages over 200 customer service consultants and 12 team leaders. She attributes much of her professional success to the devoted professors and mentors she worked with as a student. “Jim Vincent, Gerry Shuster, and Michele Matchett were some of the professors who really influenced me. Everyone was always willing to help. They went the extra mile for their students.”
She is also very involved with her alma mater, looking for interns and new hires for PNC at RMU career fairs, helping with mock interviews and resume building at the Career Center, serving as a panelist at RMU Business Week, facilitating an Alumni Association meeting for career development, and bringing Autism Speaks to the RMU campus. She will speak on personal and professional development at an Alpha Chi Rho event on January 30.
And she'll keep showing her pride by wearing her Robert Morris College sweatshirt, at least until it comes time to retire it for an RMU one.