Success Stories

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.
St. John’s draws students in from all over the world, and Elise decided to attend St. John’s for this reason.
As an avid student of history, Michael took full advantage of the many historical walking tours the Honors Program provides during his freshman year, exploring New York City from the Lower East Side to Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters.

Olivia Cunningham is a Presidential Scholar majoring in journalism. She is a member of Chamber Music Society, the LEAD student leadership program, and a copy editor at the Torch newspaper. This...

When Adaora Aguoji entered St. John’s in the fall of 2011, she had several major goals. Looking back now, she realizes how many she has already accomplished. She wanted to work in a...

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