More Information

Success Stories

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 ...

Ashley D'Agosto

“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.”
Adela Ruiz ‘13C, ‘14G, Meiyi Shi ’14C, Lauren Smyth ‘13C

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

Jasmine Mbadugha '16C
“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...