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Members of The McCallen Society, along with alumni from the Department of Art and Design at St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, gathered for a celebration of student success at Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
It was a time for joyful celebration and thoughtful reflection as the University acknowledged the generosity of its leadership donors and thanked them for their exceptional support during the current fiscal year.
There was much to celebrate at the Carey Center’s annual reception: The inaugural Mangano Dispute Resolution Advancement Award; the successful launch of the intersession Lawyering course for 1Ls; and the successes of the student-focused Dispute Resolution Society.
The trip began on the East Coast,, the Office of Alumni Relations, Office of Gift Planning and The President’s Office got out of the cold and headed down to the Sunshine State for a series of gatherings with alumni/donors throughout the East and West Coasts of Florida.
Even as he closes out his time as a St. John’s Law student, Eugene U. Ubawike, Jr. ‘07C, ‘15L continues to make strides. Recently, he was named the inaugural recipient of the Basil A. Paterson Memorial Scholarship established by the National Grid Foundation.
The St. John’s Law community came out in force at the 19th annual Public Interest Auction, raising over $95,000 to fund public interest fellowships and other public service initiatives at the Law School.
Alumni dedication, long a hallmark of St. John’s Law, is the bedrock of an ongoing initiative to build endowed scholarships that help bring the best and the brightest to the Law School and to keep tuition affordable. Last week, the Law School celebrated its endowed scholarship donors and scholarship recipients at a special event held at Mayer Brown.
In a time of great challenge for all law schools, St. John’s Law is thriving. With student credentials, bar passage and career placement rates all rising, it’s not surprising that St. John’s jumped 25 spots to #82 in the country in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Schools rankings.
On Saturday, January 24, 2015, members of The McCallen Society put on their long winter coats, hailed a cab, and met for “An Afternoon on Broadway” with the Office of Gift Planning.
To better address the needs of those who have served in the nation’s military, St. John’s University has opened a Veterans Success Center to provide tutoring, career advisement, and other services for student veterans.

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