March 13, 2009
More than 35 accepted high school seniors and their families
gathered at the Miami Airport Marriott in Miami, FL on Monday,
March 9, 2009 for a reception with representatives from the St.
John’s University Offices of Admissions and Alumni Relations. Staff
shared their connection with St. John’s and provided information to
help students make a decision about attending the University in the
Admissions Counselor Kerri Darcy provided a brief overview of
St. John’s and Kwasi Craigwell '09TCB provided the student
perspective for attendees.
Darren Kiley '88SVC, Miami Chapter leader, emphasized that a
unique benefit of attending St. John’s is the opportunity to become
an adult with ethics and passion. Rene Filidor '05CPS shared
how fortunate he was to have many professors serve as mentors, a
reality that significantly added to his student experience and the
ultimate value of his degree.
Other area alumni who met to socialize and network before the
reception were also present to speak candidly with prospective
students about their unique experiences at St. John’s. The
reception was a good opportunity for alumni to reminisce about
their student experiences while giving back to alma