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JohnAnthony DiMaria ’17CPS
“Studying abroad was a great opportunity to put what I’ve been learning in the classroom at St. John’s into a real-world setting.”
Ann Cranston-Gingras, Ph.D. ’80Ed

A small book of African poems has had a place in the home of Dr. Cranston-Gingras since her days at St. John’s. A gift from a beloved professor from The School of Education, the book bears a...

Michael Benjamin ’16C, ’17G
“My feeling is that the Fulbright will open doors I don’t even know exist. I’m open to whatever comes my way.”
Denise Kamyuka '18CPS

"Over the summer I had the pleasure of working with Professor Baeva on a new Film Festival project", said...

Mary Tarawally, Business Management
"Wherever my work leads me, I want to continue to help those in need—to always give back."
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When James Gaddis ’19G learned that he was accepted into the prestigious Boren Fellowship program, he knew he would have the “experience of a...

Madhuparna Chakraborty

As a seventh-grade student in India, Madhuparna Chakraborty ‘17G volunteered to assist cerebral palsy patients at a local hospital near her home in Kolkata, India, and realized how much...

Thomas Berman ’12MBA

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it to happen, and others make it happen!” This quote, from Hall of Fame basketball player Michael Jordan, is a favorite of Thomas Berman...

Belyne Vil ’03

As an undergraduate, Belyne Vil ’03CPS saw herself working for a large public relations company, delivering PowerPoint presentations at board meetings, and mingling with co-workers around...

Scott Mesh ’92Ph.D.

“I've always liked bringing people together for a greater purpose,” said Scott Mesh ’92Ph.D., cofounder and executive director of Los Niños Services, a multilingual agency he...

Hira Shafeeq ’09Pharm.D.

The trip was made possible by the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), an organization that offers exchange programs to students and faculty...

Sylvie Do-Vu

Sylvie, a Sociology major who will...

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