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Eleven undergraduate students and one employee were received into full communion with the Catholic Church on April 8 at a special liturgical Mass held at St. Thomas More Church. The celebrant was Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros from the Diocese of Brooklyn. Among the 12 participants, two were baptized, while the remaining candidates received their First Communion and Confirmation. For the past academic year, the candidates have studied Sacred Scripture and Catechism as part of the University’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program.
Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D., Dean, Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair, and Professor of Decision Sciences, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, welcomed Thomas J. Donohue ’63C, ’85HON, US Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer, for a wide-ranging interview on March 19 that touched on topics such as NAFTA, tax reform, ethics in business, and free speech. The discussion was sponsored by the Tobin College of Business and St. John’s School of Law. It was part of the Tobin CEO Seminar Series, which was inaugurated by Dean Sharpe in 2017 as a forum for distinguished St. John’s alumni to share their insights with the University community.
More than 150 students, administrators, staff, and alumni from St. John’s University joined in the celebration of the 257th annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 17. This year, the contingent of marchers from the University was led by members of the St. John’s University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) color guard; they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ROTC at St. John’s.
Members of The Loughlin Society were invited to an evening of appreciation and celebration at the University’s Manhattan campus on April 12. Those assembled were recognized for their dedication to the students and mission of the University; they truly reflect the Vincentian spirit that makes the St. John's experience unique.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz ’90L; Rev. Richard Rock, C.M., Campus Minister for Athletics; and more than 30 St. John’s student-athletes joined together on March 27 to help unload an 18-wheel truck filled with 1,000 Easter hams that were donated by Stop & Shop, LLC. The hams were transferred into vans representing a wide range of Queens-based social service organizations for distribution through local food pantries, or served as part of a holiday meal at community centers in the borough. Each year, St. John’s student-athletes perform more than 2,500 hours of service in the local community and around the globe.
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