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Success Stories

“Direct engagement with students working in the lab can prove a very formative experience for a student’s career, particularly the realization that scholarly research can be the foundation of a creative process.” - Matteo Ruggiu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
“If I didn’t go to St. John’s, there’s no chance I would end up getting accepted to Harvard. They were the only school that would take a chance on me. People will tell you that you have limitations. I never encountered that at St. John’s.”
"My interest in service began in high school. However, our service trip to Puerto Rico really gave me a new perspective on what social justice means on a global scale."

With over 25 years of experience in libraries, Bridget Quinn-Carey ’93G ‘15MBA has taken the helm of the Hartford Public Library as director. Her leadership vision -- which has been...

Selina Sharmin ‘10G came to the United States from Bangladesh in 2000 and...

After receiving a prestigious Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship in 2014, Anthony Tedaldi ’10C, ’14G went on to distinguish himself once again as a...

Sharell Walker ’11C, ’13MLIS decided to pursue a master’s degree in...

"Being Vincentian also means having an open mind, going into a service activity with a sense of excitement, ready to accept and care for others. It’s about humbling yourself—the people we serve are our brothers and sisters in Christ, so they deserve our love and respect."

Did you engage in service before coming to St. John’s?

I was very involved in service when I was younger, both in high school and in my parish. I went to St. Mary...

Why did you choose to become active in service?

I have my mother to thank for that. Her philosophy was ‘Charity starts at home.’ She instilled in me that no...

Donya Nasser ’15C said recently about her work as a US Public Delegate to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

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