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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.
“You have earned the right to be enormously proud of what you’ve accomplished. Today you embark on the noblest of professions with so much promise.” That was the message Hon. Janet DiFiore ’81L, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and the State of New York, relayed to graduates during her address at the annual St. John’s University School of Law Commencement Exercises.
St. John’s graduates from a wide variety of class years—many bringing family and friends—returned to the Queens campus on June 2 and 3 to reconnect with alma mater, meet former classmates, and support current students during the University’s Second Annual Grand Alumni Homecoming Weekend (GAHW).
On May 18, 2017, St. John’s Law hosted the Sixth Annual Law School Access to Justice Conference.
St. John’s University received recognition from Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D., Bishop of Brooklyn, NY, and the New York Blood Center for making significant donations during the Diocese of Brooklyn’s 2016 Blood Drive Campaign.
A new St. John’s University teacher-preparation initiative that bridges the gap between course and field work is one of the top-four clinically based undergraduate programs in the nation, according to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
St. John’s University embraces the Staten Island community as a partner in its Vincentian service, education, and academic research.
A record 1,962 students joined in solidarity at the Queens campus on April 21 to raise more than $137,200 for the fight against cancer at St. John’s 12th Annual Relay For Life®—bringing the total raised by the University’s students since 2006 to more than $1 million.

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