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Steven Verdile '18BFA

Steven Verdile ‘18BFA has been interested in graphic design since high school, when he was already freelancing as a designer of trading cards in his hometown of Bay Shore, NY. Now, as a senior...

Katherine Sheldon
“I chose St. John’s because I saw opportunities here to grow as a person, in my faith, and in my ability to impact the lives of others. The fact that one of the key pillars of St. John’s is service was very attractive.”
Chidozie Ibeabuchi
“St. John’s has relationships with every professional sports league, so no matter your interest, the University can steer you toward an internship with a team or league that makes sense.”
Sandra M. Echols

Sandra M. Echols ’11 M.L.S. has quite a diverse array of experience and education, but what unifies her professional philosophy as a librarian and scholar is a commitment to seeing and serving...

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 research...

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...