Jeff Grantham '08C

Graduate of Physics

As he looks forward to a career serving others as a physician, Jeff Grantham ‘08C recalls his four years at St. John’s as “a preparation for life.” A former St. John’s President Scholar and student-athlete, he learned the values of “responsibility in a competitive world.”

A graduate of the physics program in the St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a 3.96 GPA, this BIG EAST Baseball All-Star strived for excellence throughout his academic career. Jeff continues on path to great success by taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and is works s a physical therapy aide in order to gain experience in the medical field.

“St. John’s prepared me well for life after college,” he said. “The classes were small and I gained personal relationships with my teachers, something that doesn’t happen at every college.”

After taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Jeff began working as a physical therapy aide to gain experience in the medical field. In medical school, he hopes to find the same caring and helpful environment he had at St. John’s.

Jeff reminisced about his first impression of the Queens campus. “It felt right. I liked the atmosphere—friendly, near Manhattan, but on its own tree-lined campus in Queens, safe with a small school feeling but with big school advantages and a diverse student body.”

When reflecting back on his college experience, Jeff says he valued the University’s commitment to its Vincentian heritage, “I participated in a lot of community service at St. John’s – from sleeping over at a local homeless shelter to helping out at a soup kitchen. College was an eye-opening experience. I learned not to take anything for granted.”