Success Stories

As the number of incarcerated youths in the United States continues to grow, Marybeth Zeman ’09G is using her experience as a teacher and librarian to help young inmates cope with life on...

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.
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.
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.”
Nurul Alia’a Harun ’14C
At the United Nations, SJU Student Makes a Difference
Shari Lee, Ph.D. ’04MLS, ’10APC, assistant professor of Library and Information Science, is rapidly establishing a name for herself in her chosen field.
An Advocate for Women, St. John’s Student Eyes Political Future
Robert Tillman, Ph.D.

Robert Tillman, Ph.D., has devoted his academic and professional career to studying, in his words, “crimes of greed, not need." As...

Sai Phyo, class of 2015, is an international student from Burma majoring in biology. He came to the United States in the fall of 2011 to pursue his dream: to become a pediatrician.
For Patrick, it was the potential of independence and promise of diversity that brought him to St. John’s. What made him stay, however, was the Honors Program’s unique approach to education.

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