Success Stories

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.
Alice Pope, Ph.D., is highly valued at two universities—St. John’s, where she is an associate professor of psychology; and Pennsylvania State University, where she is one of three new members of the board of trustees.

Phyllis Zagano ’90G has made women’s issues in the Catholic Church her life’s work. Now the acclaimed Catholic scholar has added the...

Melissa Mowry, Ph.D., associate professor of English, received the 2013–14 James L. Clifford Prize for her article, “Past Remembrance of History: Aphra Behn’s The Widdow Ranter, or How the Collective Lost Its Honor.”
Lehidyt Montecinos ’14G left her native country of Peru at the age of 11 to come to the United States for a life-changing experience that ultimately led her to St. John’s University.
A number of attributes influenced my decision to attend St. John's, including its academic prestige, proximity to the city, and variety of programs.
After receiving my Masters at The School of Education at St. John’s University, I chose to pursue an Advanced Degree in the School Counseling program based on the reputation of the program and its professors.
Nurul Alia’a Harun ’14C

At the United Nations, SJU Student Makes a Difference

Nurul Alia’a Harun ’14C just got one step closer to making an impact in the world. Harun was recently...

I chose to come to St. John's University (from Ireland), primarily on a soccer scholarship. Once I arrived here, with each passing day, I soon realized what SJU had to offer, and this is why I stayed.
Being accepted into the school counseling graduate program at St. John's University has been a life changing experience for me.

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