Success Stories

As food service manager for the New York City Department of Education’s School Food program, Gregory Secor ’02CPS found a career that melds his culinary talents and managerial skills with his commitment to serving others.
Eric James '11C received the award for best oral presentation in neuroscience at the 2014 national meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), held this past October in Los Angeles, CA.
With a grant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), St. John’s psychology major Olena Marukhnyak ’15C earned a place on a 12-person undergraduate team that participated in the foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Baruch College during the 2013–14 academic year.
Clark has been selected to serve as a consultant to the Committee on International Justice and Peace for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
I was a 19-year-old studying criminal justice with students in their 30s and 40s, who were already established, and had been through what was coming for me,” he said. “I developed focus and became more mature. I also started making contacts.”
The journey of Soribel Genao, Ph.D. ’03CPS brought her from the low-income Manhattan neighborhood of her youth to her current success as a noted educator.

Paul Torre ’87CBA is the executive vice president of ASTOne, a division of American Stock Transfer and Trust Company (AST). ASTOne provides strategic advisory consulting and proxy...

Having received recognition for excellence in teaching and research, Sylwia Gornik-Tomaszewski, D.B.A., C.M.A., C.F.M., often credits her success to the quality of her students. “They...

Alumnus and Adjunct Professor Helps Families Adapt to Common Core
As the son of a retail pharmacy owner, Simerdeep Singh Gupta ’10GP, ’14Ph.D., always knew he wanted to pursue a career in the field.
Since traveling from India to study at St. John's University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Rishil Kathawala '14 Ph.D. has experienced an education beyond academics.
Pedro Alfonso ’15C
Pedro Alfonso ’15C adapts easily to new places. In fact, when the Los Angeles, CA, native learned he was accepted to St. John’s University, his mother bought him a plane ticket to New York to see if he could handle a weekend in the city alone.

Pages