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No one is too young to make the world better, a goal worth pursuing even amid the most formidable odds, Hugh Evans, CEO of the Global Poverty Project, told students on May 18 at St. John's University’s 144th Commencement Exercises, where more than 2,200 undergraduate degrees were conferred.
Arizona-native Trevor Farland ’17C traveled more than 2,200 miles to attend St. John’s University. Now, through the highly selective Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship he has been awarded, Farland will work as an intern at influential global organizations in New York and the Middle East.
Carmen Fariña, chancellor of New York City’s Department of Education (DOE), shared her goals for the nation’s largest school district with an audience of more than 200 people when she delivered St. John’s University’s 2014 Carol Gresser Forum Lecture at The Cooper Union’s historic Great Hall in lower Manhattan on April 16.
With great sorrow, St. John’s University mourns the loss of Tony H. Bonaparte, Ph.D., Provost Emeritus, who died on April 26 in Tampa, FL.
April 22, 2014
Embracing the example of St. Vincent de Paul, the St. John’s community is dedicated to serving those in need. Our students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni commit thousands of hours each year to volunteering locally, nationally, and internationally. In the process, they discover what it truly means to be Vincentian and as a result, each has a remarkable story to tell.
St. John’s University mourns the passing of the Hon. Basil Paterson ’48C, ’51L, ’79HON, a double alumnus who distinguished himself as a political leader, civil rights champion, and labor lawyer during more than 60 years of service to the people of New York State. He was 87.
During the three years Donya Nasser ’15C has been a student at St. John’s University, she has garnered more acclaim than most people do in a lifetime.
Three-time Olympian Devon Harris encouraged St. John's students to follow their dreams.
As St. John’s University announced his appointment as its 17th president on April 10, Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D., was already on his way to visit the Queens campus, eager to speak with students, faculty, and administrators.

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