- STJ Students Named PPIA Fellows for Summer Institute at
Congratulations to two St. John’s
University juniors, Shama Ams and Ariyo
Adekeji Ojagbamila who have been awarded prestigious
Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) Fellowships
to attend the 2013 Junior Summer Institute (JSI) at the Woodrow
Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton
University in the summer of 2013.
Shama Ams is a BA/MA student in the Department of
Government & Politics with a double major in Economics &
Finance. He is a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, a professional
pianist, and the founder of his own non-profit that aims to
distribute medical equipment to developing countries in
Ariyo Adekeji Ojagbamila is pursuing a major in
Government & Politics with minors in Economics and Philosophy
of Law. He is a Presidential Scholar, in the Honors Program,
and is a member of the university’s venerable Skull & Circle
Both Ams and Ojagbamila are mentored by Dr. Fred
Cocozzelli, Associate Professor in the Department of
Government & Politics in St. John’s College.
For more information, go to:
Note: St. John’s University students interested
in pursuing fellowships in the 2014 Institute should contact
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For the third time since 1999, St. John’s University has
been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in
the McNair Scholars
Program, preparing a new generation of undergraduates for
doctoral study and research careers. Read the
full story here.
- April Earle is the first St.
John’s University student to be awarded the prestigious
Pratt-Severn Best Student Research Paper
- Congratulations to St. John's University's Mock Trial
Team who was honored on June 14, 2012 by the New York
City Council, with a proclamation recognizing the team’s 20th
anniversary and its continuing success in preparing students for
“distinguished legal careers and public service.” (
See the full story.)
- Congratulations to our 2012 J.K. Watson Fellowship
recipient, Meiyi Shi '15 !
here for more details.
- Janine Flores '12C, a Biology major in
St. John's College, has been selected to
participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young
Professionals (www.cbyx.info), a
year-long, federally funded fellowship for study and work in
Germany. Janine was selected as one of 75 paricipants (among
more than 500 applicants) for this unique program.
While in Germany on CBYX, Janine will
attend a two-month intensive German language course, study at a
German university or professional school for four months, and
complete a five-month internship with a German company in her
This program is designed primarily for
young adults in business, STEM (scientific, technical, engineering,
and mathematical), agricultural, and vocational fields, though
candidates from all fields are encouraged to apply.
See article from Seventeen
See article on St. John's College
website on Janine.
We congratulate Janine Flores!