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Alumni and Friends

Welcome to the St. John’s Family

The St. John’s story is the story of New York, and our alumni are woven into the fabric of our city, and our world.

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Men’s Basketball Events

Join your St. John’s family at home and away all season long with a series of new programs!

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Support our Alumni Small Businesses!

St. John's University is proud to support alumni-owned small businesses from across the nation. View our directory of small businesses owned by fellow Johnnies below.

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Alumni Professional Development Series

St. John’s University’s Alumni Professional Development Series provides online learning from top alumni and industry experts. The St. John's Corporate and Foundations group hand-selects individuals who will discuss topics for business professionals seeking professional growth and those interested in learning about the latest trends in their industry. 

SJYOULoyal - St. John's University Loyal Donor

Thank you for your continued support!

The new SJYOU Loyal society celebrates alumni and friends of St. John’s who faithfully provide annual gifts to our University.

Success at St. John's


Alumna Finds Calling as Founder of Music and Dance School

A passion for the arts and an entrepreneurial spirit inspired Trinidad native Jolander Headley, D.Min. ’97TCI, ’01MBA to leave the corporate world and open a small music and dance studio. A quarter-century later, she is President and Chief Executive Officer of a well-established privately owned music and dance school.

Jolander Headley, D.Min. ’97TCI, ’01MBA The Peter J. Tobin College of Business


Joe’s Academy of Music in Queens, NY, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023. It employs 40 teachers and serves about 1,500 students ranging in age from 18 months to adulthood. With more than 9,000 alumni, it has grown exponentially from its early days when it was a basement business with three clients managed by Dr. Headley.

Lynda Carter-Cook ’86C

Alumna Finds Sweet Success as a Scientist and Gourmet Chocolatier

Lynda Carter-Cook ’86C’s interest in chocolate making began as a St. John’s University student. From that experiment has grown a successful side business and an opportunity to support community organizations in the Richmond, VA, area, where she lives.

Lynda Carter-Cook ’86C St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Ms. Carter-Cook is a clinical microbiologist at Bon Secours Health System in Richmond with more than 30 years of experience in the health-care field. Born with a sweet tooth, she has transformed a pocket-money passion into a gourmet chocolate goods company, Lulu’s Lollies, focused on “edible works of art,” as its website says.



Giving Societies

Your generosity makes the dream of a St. John’s education a reality for so many, by providing critical funds used to meet the most pressing needs of the University and its students.

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SJYOU Loyal recognized donors who demonstrate their commitment and loyalty to the University by making a gift on an annual basis. 

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The Loughlin Society

The Loughlin Society is comprised of donors who make annual gifts to the University of $1,000 or more.

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The McCallen Society

The McCallen Society is a community of generous alumni, benefactors, and friends who have chosen to leave lasting legacies at St. John’s by including the University in their estate plans.

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Red White Club

The Red While Club is the University’s giving society for Red Storm Sports. Gifts made through the club allow the University to prepare student-athletes to perform at the highest level, both in the classroom and on the field of play.

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Founder's Society

Members of this giving society have left an indelible mark on the St. John’s community, donating cumulative gifts of $1 million or more to the University during the course of their lifetime.

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