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President's Newsletter September 2016 News

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After its successful first season run, a talk show hosted by Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, Ph.D., President, has been renewed by Telecare Television, which broadcasts Catholic programming.
More than 1,487 alumni—many accompanied by family and friends—returned to the Queens campus for St. John’s inaugural Grand Alumni Homecoming Weekend.
At the Grand Alumni Celebration Signature Event on Saturday, June 4, St. John’s presented outstanding alumni with some of the University’s most significant awards during a special ceremony.
From being drafted by Major League Baseball to making the BIG EAST All-Academic Team in record numbers, St. John’s student-athletes continue to excel both in their sports and the classroom.
More than 4,000 students who earned their graduate and undergraduate degrees this past spring during Commencement Exercises.
Each year, St. John’s organizes various academic, social, and spiritual activities to engage and enlighten the University community.
When St. John’s School of Law opened in downtown Brooklyn on September 28, 1925, it fulfilled a long-standing dream of Reverend John W. Moore, C.M.
A growing number of undergraduates from traditionally underrepresented groups are flourishing during their freshman year and beyond.
“As a freshman, I knew I would be getting a good education at St. John’s,” Andrew Chang ’16TCB, ’16C observed recently. “But I never dreamed the University would give me the chance to live all over the world.”
Committed to ensuring student success, St. John’s has expanded its teaching ranks by 39 new faculty appointments across all six of the University’s schools and colleges.