October 29, 2007
Inclement weather didn’t prevent alumni, students, friends and
members of the surrounding community from returning to St. John’s
University’s Queens campus to celebrate Homecoming and Family
Weekend 2007 on October 27.
Events which included a concert, pep rally tailgate, Men’s Soccer
game against DePaul University and live step show, encouraged
participation from the many groups who comprise the St. John’s
family. “I had a really great time,” commented alumna Amelia
Barbagallo ’06TCB, who was active at St. John’s during her student
The family-friendly carnival, held in the Taffner Field House,
boasted a cotton candy station, face painting, an inflatable slide,
and a clown. The rain lifted as the day progressed and
families were able to spend time together celebrating their
connection to the University.
The pep rally, held in the University Center, served to bolster St.
John’s spirit before the men’s soccer game. And alumni
enjoyed a pre-game tailgate with hot dogs, hamburgers and
sandwiches as they prepared to cheer on the Red Storm in their game
against DePaul University on Saturday night.
This year’s Homecoming offered fun and a chance to reconnect with
St. John’s for alumni who attended. “It is really great being
an alumna and still getting to attend events [like Homecoming],”
shared Rita Case ’05Pharm.D.