Pursuing an education has not always been an easy process for Junhee Lee, “School has always been a challenge for me because English is my third language, but before I began my first day at St. John’s I set a goal of maintaining a 3.5 GPA.” Junhee was born in Korea moved to Paraguay and came to the U.S. when he was only 10 years old. By committing to his studies and devoting extra time to his work, Junhee was able to maintain an overall average of 3.7 throughout his college career.
As a seminarian student studying to become a Roman Catholic priest, Jun searched for student organizations that were dedicated to his beliefs in charity and prayer: “As I looked around at all of the organizations during an Activity Fair I found the perfect group, the Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Confraternity.” As an active member, Junhee participates in several community service projects like teaching religious education at a nearby parish or preparing dinner for the elderly at nursing homes.
This philosophy major's reason for choosing St. John’s is unique, “Most of the seminarians of the Diocese of Brooklyn, Queens, and Rockville Centre are sent to St. John’s University. Even though St. John’s was assigned for me, it is clear why Bishop DiMarzio, the bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn, trusted St. John’s with my education.” Junhee believes the fascinating classes and well-educated and passionate professors are what make St. John’s a great place to get an education.
“Another great thing about St. John’s besides the great classes and faculty members is the students. Even though St. John's is a Catholic University, it is made up of people with so many different religions, beliefs and cultures which makes it such a special and unique place to be.”