Young women studying at St. John’s will be the beneficiaries of auction proceeds when more than 100 highly regarded European and American works of art from the Patricia and John Roche Collection will be auctioned to fund the new Patricia Kelly Roche Scholarship at the University.
A mid-summer thunderstorm was no match for St. John’s spirit on August 2 when more than 150 of the University’s most generous alumni chose to celebrate on the Queens campus despite the weather-related cancellation of a popular outdoor concert.
When six St. John’s undergraduates joined Konrad Tuchscherer, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Africana Studies, on a two-week trip through Cameroon in May, they not only got an inside look at the country of more than 23 million, they saw firsthand the benefits of experiential learning.
As six St. John’s University students ascended the 6,500 foot Mount Mbapit in Cameroon this past summer, they laughed recalling the requirement to train with intense cardio in the SJU Fitness Center before joining the study abroad trip.
Michael Benjamin ’16C, ’17G was a commuter student at St. John’s. Though he enjoyed spending his days on campus and evenings at home, he was eager to begin a new academic experience this summer—living and learning in a rural district of the Slovak Republic.
Approximately 40 McCallen members, students, and alumni enjoyed the much-anticipated musi-cal, which is directed by Robert De Niro and written by Chazz Palminteri—who appeared to-gether in the original movie.