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Ashley D'Agosto presenting at EPA

“Vocal fry” has emerged in recent years to describe a speech pattern associated with young, urban women, but relatively little research has been devoted to this speaking style. To meet that need,...

Deirdre Matthews ’12G
A Special Investigator for New York City, Deirdre Matthews calls her continued connection to St. John’s “profound.”
Jeannette K. Wallace Fellowship Alumnae

St. John’s University students continue to enjoy extraordinary academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities as recipients of the...

Jasmine Mbadugha
“Trust the process. There are many ways to reach your goal.”
Vanessa M. Naimoli
After a decade of success as a research scientist in the pharmaceuticals industry, Vanessa M. Naimoli ’01C, ’04G left the laboratory for a more personal role in health care.
Despina Siolas, Ph.D.
An oncologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, Despina Siolas, Ph.D., M.D., began her journey toward a career in medicine nearly 20 years ago at St. John’s University.
Marc A. D'Aprile
Even though he majored in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at St. John’s, Marc A. D'Aprile believes the course that made the biggest impact on his life—and his career—was theology.
Steven Verdile '18BFA

Steven Verdile ‘18BFA has been interested in graphic design since high school, when he was already freelancing as a designer of trading cards in his hometown of Bay Shore, NY. Now, as a senior...

Sandra M. Echols

Sandra M. Echols ’11 M.L.S. has quite a diverse array of experience and education, but what unifies her professional philosophy as a librarian and scholar is a commitment to seeing and serving...

Michael Benjamin ’16C, ’17G
“My feeling is that the Fulbright will open doors I don’t even know exist. I’m open to whatever comes my way.”
St. John's Success Stories Boren Awards Logo

When James Gaddis ’19G learned that he was accepted into the prestigious Boren Fellowship program, he knew he would have the “experience of a...

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