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Chris Ruddy '87C

When President Ronald Reagan accepted the University’s invitation to come to the Queens, NY, campus in 1985 to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, Chris Ruddy ’87C was waiting in the VIP...

Glynis Johns

 Ms. Johns has secured a grant from the Willary Foundation—a family foundation dedicated to developing ideas and projects that are interesting, creative and...

Maimuna Gassama

Gassama first heard about the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program in her first year at St. John’...

Malisa Heard ’18C
“Go after what you want without worrying too much about the obstacles,” Malisa advised. “Barriers will come down if you are tenacious enough.”
Olivia Hervey
“I have never encountered as many goal-oriented individuals as I have at this University. It’s an inspiration to be around them because so many want to make a difference.”
Teagan Sweet and Evelyn (Eve) Austin
“Service is one of my major passions,” she said. “In the future, I hope to perform research in chemistry that touches people’s lives. Research is just one way I love to help people.”
Alexander de Rege
When Government and Politics major Alexander de Rege began his internship with Assemblymember Brian Barnwell (30th Assembly District), he quickly realized that he was taking his first steps toward a career in law and government.
Maeve Dwyer '18G
Library and Information Science alumna Maeve Dwyer ‘18G found that her preparation at St. John’s University led her to a career path she wouldn’t have been able to predict when she started.
Mohammed Jagana ’18C
"I saw the Fulbright as an opportunity to immerse myself in a completely new culture."
Sarah Guayante ‘17C

Sarah Guayante ‘17C is well on her way to making valuable contributions to the field of eighteenth-century studies in English. She has been accepted to several prestigious Ph.D. programs and has...

Porez Luxama ‘03C

After watching his mother’s daily struggles as an immigrant from Haiti to the United States, Porez Luxama ‘03C felt a need to provide greater services to his community. Along with his brother Fr....

Jomaire A. Crawford ’09C

An accomplished big-law associate, Jomaire A. Crawford has never forgotten the lessons she learned at St. John’s University, as well as its ...