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Watson Fellows Roster Continues to Grow
Two more St. John’s University undergraduates have been awarded the prestigious Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship—a three-year, international internship program funded by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.
Joe Costa
Three alumni have achieved success by pursuing their passions for sustainability and environmental preservation. Michael Andranovich ‘16C, Joseph Costa ‘17C, and Kimarie Yap ‘18C have all pursued exciting professional and academic opportunities after getting their start in St. John’s Environmental Studies program working with Laura Schramm, Ph.D, Associate Dean and Professor of Biological Sciences, on undergraduate research.
Students sitting on grass
Thanks to an interdisciplinary, faculty-driven Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) project held during the Spring 2018 semester, children in hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico now have solar cell panels to charge cell phones and other devices.
Lee A. McBride III, Ph.D.
Suggesting that an insurrectionist stance of resistance is more effective than empathy when facing the challenges of oppression, Lee A. McBride III, Ph.D., 2018 Peter P. and Margaret A. D’Angelo Chair for the Humanities, St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered the 2018 D’Angelo Chair Lecture at St. John’s University on Monday, April 9.
St. John’s University students from several disciplines banded together on an Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) project to aid in Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria by designing and building solar phone chargers that will be shipped to children at a local elementary school in that country.
Kira Marshall
ernships offer powerful professional development and experiential learning opportunities for students. For Kira Marshall ’18C, her internship was a direct pathway to a career.
Speech-Language Pathology students
Students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders put their education into practice while embodying an integral component of St. John’s University’s Vincentian mission—the call to serve.
Yan Zhu
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Yan Zhu, Ph.D., is making significant impacts on both cancer research and the students in her lab.
l-r: Lillian Block, Lance l. Eustaquio, William Pugh, Julia Bennefield
When they began their studies at St. John’s University, much of what these young men and women knew about college life came from parents, friends, siblings, guidance counselors, even movies. Their next four years turned into intensely personal journeys of self-discovery. As they prepare to receive their bachelor’s degrees in May, the four seniors below share the kind of advice they would offer if they could travel back and speak with the freshmen they were.