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President's Newsletter September 2017 News

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September 28, 2017
September 27, 2017
Committed to a culture of student success and academic excellence, St. John’s has expanded its teaching ranks by 40 new faculty appointments across the University’s six schools and colleges.
St. John’s University Army ROTC, Red Storm Battalion, on the Queens campus
From programs that help veterans transition to life on campus, to a television series covering pertinent religious and secular topics, St. John’s commitment to excellence is evident in the numerous accolades the University earned over the past year.
Hospitality students in Assisi, Italy
Embracing the opportunities afforded by an increasingly global society, St. John’s has strengthened the undergraduate and graduate student learning experience by offering more study abroad opportunities at every level of instruction.
Reflecting the University’s commitment to promoting meaningful, cutting-edge research, St. John’s faculty and administrators were awarded more than $11.2 million in major grants during the 2017 fiscal year.
Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D.,joins University officials at opening of the Long Island Graduate Center
St. John’s Long Island Graduate Center officially opened its doors in Hauppauge, NY, on Thursday, August 17, with a dedication ceremony and reception attended by more than 50 members of the University community and local educators.
Cardinal Turkson
Throughout his address at St. John’s University’s 2017 Commencement Exercises, His Eminence Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson invoked love’s power to combat inequities around the world—including the growing scourge of homelessness.
Commencement Ceremony 2017
More than 4,500 new graduates became St. John’s alumni this past spring as the University conferred bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees during Commencement Exercises at its three residential campuses.
September 20, 2017
St. John’s University welcomes four new members to its Board of Trustees.
The University’s largest annual alumni gathering drew 1,600 St. John’s graduates and their guests back to alma mater on June 2–3 for St. John’s second annual Grand Alumni Homecoming Weekend.

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