May 18, 2010
On Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, 2010 representatives
from the Office of Alumni Relations
welcomed the members of the Class of 2010 to the ranks of the
alumni following commencement ceremonies on the Staten Island and
Queens campuses. The happy graduates and their families were
congratulated on this significant milestone by OAR staff members
who distributed St. John’s University alumni t-shirts, bottled
water and copies of the most recent St. John’s University
“The addition of these new graduates swells the ranks of St.
John’s living alumni to approximately 160,000, 82% of whom reside
within the greater New York metropolitan area,” noted William G.
Schaeffer ’73CBA, Director, Office of Alumni Relations.
The University’s newest alumni were proud of what they and their
fellow graduates had accomplished and were effusive in their praise
for what has now become their alma mater. “I’m a Pharmacy major
graduating after six years,” said Stephanie Epstein ’10P. “I feel
great. It’s a huge milestone and I am really proud of myself and my
class. I’m happy that I chose a Catholic university. I went to a
Catholic high school, so it was a great way for me to further my
education and remain in a Catholic institution.”
“I’m so proud of all my friends who’ve graduated with me and I’m
ecstatic that my family is here,” agreed Katrina Curato ’10C. “I
am now a
proud alumna of St. John’s and I will be coming back next year for
my Master’s in Experimental Psychology.”
Having officially received their degrees, these young men and
women can now look forward to participating in a variety of
interesting and exciting alumni activities, including many
specifically designed to meet the unique needs and interests of the
University’s most recent graduates.
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