Alumni: Your important role in Liberty’s mission continues

September 24, 2020

Be who you needed when you were younger.”

I strive to live by that mantra as a Liberty alumnus (shout out to my fellow members of the Class of 2012!) because so many alumni helped me when I was a student. Actually, it was Liberty alumni (my youth pastors in high school) who first introduced me to the school. They had a massive influence on my decision —  they showed me how they were living out Liberty’s mission as Champions for Christ at their job, at home with their families, and out in their community. I knew a quality college education was important, but I also knew the spiritual guidance I would receive at Liberty would help me in any direction God would lead me.

Giuseppe Cucci and his wife, Sarah (’13), with their sons, Daniel, 3, and Matteo, 1

Liberty University is such a special place for every one of us: staff, faculty, student, or alum. It is where I became the first in my family to receive a four-year degree (in criminal justice) and later my MBA. It is where I proposed to my wife at Homecoming, on the jumbo screen. It is where I often bring my sons to explore the campus — and meet Sparky, of course!

At Liberty, I have served as an admissions specialist for our online program and was a part of the Career Center staff, where I helped improve relationships with government and educational organizations with the primary goal of hiring our soon-to-be graduates. Most recently, I was the program coordinator for the Washington Fellowship, Liberty’s internship program in the nation’s capital, and saw firsthand how Liberty students are seizing unique opportunities to impact the world for Christ.

As the new director of Alumni Relations, I’m excited to connect with more of you. You still play a crucial part in carrying out our university’s mission. We have some exciting opportunities planned for you to connect with students, fellow alumni, and friends of Liberty.

My staff will be working with the Office of Communications & Public Engagement and the Marketing Department to make sure the Liberty Journal meets your needs. We want to keep you informed about important university news but also help you find ways to connect with today’s students and those you made fond memories with during your time at Liberty. The next issue will include a Class Notes section, where we will share some of your career achievements, marriages, births, and other life events. We want to celebrate with you and your families, so please submit those at

To learn how you can “be who you needed when you were younger” by serving the students walking in your footsteps, please call me at (800) 628-7973 or email

— Giuseppe Cucci,
Director of Alumni Relations

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