Alumni Associations, Affinity Groups, and Volunteers

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Chapters and Regional Engagement

Want to stay connected to St. John’s University even if you are far away from campus? St. John’s University alumni are everywhere and there may be an event or program in your area. You can even assist with coordinating alumni engagement opportunities near you.

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GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade)

Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) is an affinity group open to all alumni who have graduated from St. John’s University within the last ten years. GOLD serves as an outlet for recent graduates to connect with one another in an environment that fosters career advancement, network expansion, and philanthropic awareness.

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Black Alumni Association

The Black Alumni Association (BAA) is dedicated to the pursuit of social empowerment by responding to the professional and personal growth of the St. John’s alumni community. Founded in 1989 by Phyllis C. Bell ’75C, ’79G, the Association also strives to promote the Vincentian mission in all of its endeavors.

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Tobin Alumni

All graduates of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business are automatically members of the Tobin Alumni Association (TAA) - an organization dedicated to promoting unity among Tobin graduates and encouraging a continued relationship with St. John's University.

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Lewis Avenue Alumni

St. John’s University was established in 1870 in a small farmhouse in Brooklyn. That early location evolved into the Lewis Avenue campus, located at the intersection of Lewis Avenue and Willoughby Avenues. Alumni from this cherished former location remain an integral part of St. John’s today. Lewis Avenue Alumni have a reunion every year during Grand Alumni Homecoming Weekend in the spring.

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Notre Dame College Alumnae

Notre Dame College served the community as a premier women’s college for nearly 40 years. During the 1960s, when it became difficult for small colleges to survive, Notre Dame College became a part of St. John’s University, thus establishing the Staten Island campus in 1971. Since that time, the Notre Dame College Alumnae have kept the legacy of their beloved institution alive and well on the Staten Island campus.

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Schermerhorn Street Alumni

Our former campus on Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn opened in 1929 and closed its doors in 1972. Its alumni are still a vital part of the St. John’s community, and through this special affinity, they remain close to the University and to each other.

Alumni Associations

Connect with alumni who have similar backgrounds and experiences through a variety of different Alumni Associations. Don’t miss out on these unique professional and personal opportunities.

About Us

The volunteer group strives to keep Staten Island alumni connected to the University while also furthering the Vincentian ideals and mission upon which St. John’s was founded. 

Goals

We need your help as Staten Island Alumni to re-connect our fellow graduates to support programs and key initiatives such as the Staten Island Alumni Golf Outing in support of student Scholarships and our annual event during Grand Alumni Homecoming weekend.

Get Involved!

For more information, please contact Maria Tychi '83CBA at [email protected].

The President’s Dinner is St. John’s largest annual fundraising gala, having raised over $31 million in net revenue distributed as scholarship support for St. John’s students.

The President’s Dinner Committee comprises of a diverse group of individuals who help promote, improve, and support the President’s Dinner. The GOLD Committee serves as a subset of the larger committee in promoting this program and developing initiatives to incentivize young alumni to support the President’s Dinner.

Get Involved!

For more information, please contact James Hogan '14CPS, '16MBA, Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement, at 718-990-3352 or by email at [email protected].

To learn more about the President’s Dinner, visit www.stjohnspresdinn.org

About Us

The St. John’s University Jubilarian Society is an exclusive group reserved for alumni who are celebrating or have already celebrated the 50th Anniversary of their graduation. Each year the University recognizes these senior alumni as they commemorate this significant milestone. They’ve celebrated numerous anniversaries of their graduation, and share a deep affection for all that St. John’s has meant to them for more than half a century.

Get Involved!

For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 718-990-6232 or by email at [email protected]

About Us

The Red White Advisory Committee assists the St. John’s Office of Athletic Development to raise money and increase donors for St. John’s Athletics. This group is by invitation only and counts on a minimum gift of $1,000 annually to either the Red White Fund or a designated athletic program(s). Members are expected to participate in regularly scheduled conference calls, Red White receptions, and special events. Read more about their goals and additional responsibilities below.

Goals and Responsibilities

  • To assist in fundraising for Athletics;
  • To identify prospects to become Red White members;
  • To identify corporate partners for St. John's Athletics;
  • To act as an ambassador of the Red White Club in order to attract new members, improve the fan experience and increase financial support for St. John’s Athletics;
  • To advise and provide feedback to assure we are providing first-class hospitality to members and guests;
  • To assist in improved communication with season ticket holders, alumni and fans;
  • To serve on various special event committees to increase attendance and financial support;
  • To use your creativity and professional skills to enhance the Red White Club and increase its profile, not only throughout St. John's University but across the New York-Metropolitan Area and the country. 

Get Involved!

For more information about the Red White Advisory Committee, please contact Nicholas Vendikos ‘91SVC, Senior Director of Athletic Development, at 718-990-6147 or by email at [email protected].

About Us

Time and time again when we ask our Johnnies about their fondest St. John’s memories they will tell us about their adventures studying abroad. Whether you attended a semester or week-long program around the globe, we invite you to stay connected with one another by sharing your experiences and rekindling moments of your time abroad.

Get Involved!

For more information or interest in hosting a program or reunion, please contact Carolina Brandao Hojaij, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Volunteer Programs, at (718) 990-6168 or by email at [email protected].

About Us

Greek life remains an important part of the St. John’s experience. We thank all our Greek alumni still connected with their chapters, and fellow brothers and sisters, by way of reunions, service initiatives, and student engagement opportunities. The Office of Alumni Relations can help you plan and host programs that advance the collegiality of the Greek life bond. As we continue to curate programs for our Greek alumni community, we welcome any information on sororities and fraternities you may share with us.

Get Involved!

We invite any group of chapters wishing to throw a Greek reunion to contact Carolina Brandao Hojaij, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Volunteer Programs, at 718-990-6168 or by email at [email protected].

About Us

GLOBE alumni share in their passion to build a global community free from poverty and create positive and transformative change in the world. The Office of Alumni Relations can help you plan and host programs to reunite GLOBE alumni across different cohorts and class years. Our hope is that you can continue to share program stories with one another, as well as inspire a new wave of Johnnies who want to leave their mark.

Get Involved!

For more information or interest in hosting a program or reunion, please contact Carolina Brandao Hojaij, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Volunteer Programs, at 718-990-6168 or by email at [email protected].

About Us

EIRP alumni at both the undergraduate and graduate level have had a special opportunity to engage in real-world business consulting with business and non-profit organizations. Whether you have participated as a student, or given back to the program as presenter, you are part of this affinity group. The Office of Alumni Relations can help you plan and host programs to celebrate the special connection and thirst for networking EIRP alumni share with one another.

Get Involved!

For more information or interest in hosting a program or reunion, please contact Carolina Brandao Hojaij, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Volunteer Programs, at 718-990-6168 or by email at [email protected].

About Us

What’s better than having one Johnny in your family? Having multiple! We celebrate all our legacy families year-round and invite you to be part of our Family Weekend every fall. We encourage you to send us photos of your families rocking the red, no matter where in the world you may be. Be sure to check out each of the alumni scholarship requirements below and consider applying if are an eligible legacy student.

Get Involved!

For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 718-990-6232 or by email at [email protected].

About Us

There is nothing more profound than finding love, and we are blessed many of our alumni have found each other at St. John’s. We invite you to share your stories and keep us updated as your journey progresses into marriage and building a family. Additionally, all alumni couples are invited to celebrate their love at our annual Blessing of the Couples Mass. This event also presents alumni couples with the Fidelitas Award, recognizing them for their devotion to each other and loyalty to St. John’s and its Vincentian mission.

Get Involved!

For more information and to share your love story, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 718-990-6232 or by email at [email protected].

About Us

Inspired by our official student fan group, Red Zone, Alumni Zone is the place where our legion of Red Storm basketball fans can come together in support of the Johnnies! Specifically, this volunteer program supports all 1870 Court pregame receptions and Storm Watch parties, where we welcome all fans to gather and cheer on the team prior to the game.

Goals and Responsibilities

Entertainment and connection is at the heart of our Alumni Zone. We want to make sure that all our guests feel at home and part of the Red Storm family. Responsibilities include:

  • Arrival at 1870 Court 20 minutes prior to reception start
  • Assisting with set-up and registration
  • Greeting alumni at check-in and engaging guests during the reception
  • Rocking your St. John’s red gear and wearing your name badge proudly
  • Administering food ticket collection and serving guests as necessary
  • Posting pictures on your social media accounts and encouraging others to do so as well
  • BRINGING THE #SJUBB PRIDE!

Get Involved!

For more information and to get involved, please contact Carolina Brandao Hojaij, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Volunteer Programs, at 718-990-6168 or by email at [email protected].

About Us

80s alumni are part of one of the most exciting and memorable decades in St. John’s history! Remember packing Madison Square Garden for basketball games and welcoming the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan on campus? Pioneers of several initiatives and programs that are still very much a part of the student experience today, our 80’s graduates are some of the proudest and we want to hear from you.

Get Involved!

For more information or interest in hosting a program or reunion, please contact Susan Damiani ‘87CBA, Director of Gift Planning, at 718-990-7562. All 80s alumni are welcome to join the private Facebook group to share photos, memories, and to stay connected.

About Us

Our President’s Society alumni are amongst an exclusive and prestigious group of former students who were part of St. John’s University’s highest honor society. Founded in 1968, there are just over 1000 Johnnies who have earned the opportunity to be part of this distinguished honor. We deeply value your contributions, participation, and leadership throughout the years and invite members to keep connected with one another at year-round programs and events. The Office of Alumni Relations can also help facilitate programs to celebrate the special connection shared between President’s Society alumni and their alma mater, for specific cohorts or across class years. 

Get Involved!

For more information or interest in hosting a program or reunion, please contact Carolina Brandao Hojaij, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Volunteer Programs, at 718-990-6168 or by email at [email protected].

About Us

In our now-virtual world, connecting with fellow Johnnies has never been easier. Join the Alumni Relations team as an E-Johnny ambassador! We are looking for a group of alumni who can help us create and host new events in the virtual space. Have a great program idea to share with us? Want to be part of the action behind the scenes and on-screen? If so, this opportunity is for you! Bring your talents, skills, and smile, and get ready to surf the virtual web with Johnnies and friends.

Goals and Responsibilities

Our new virtual programs have allowed us to reach thousands of Johnnies across the world. Our E-Johnny ambassador responsibilities include:

  • Helping to emcee and online programs host, such as introducing guest speakers, welcoming the crowd, and facilitating engagement amongst guests
  • Promoting programs within your personal alumni networks and social media
  • Attending planning meetings with fellow E-Johnnies and the Alumni Relations team
  • Rocking your St. John’s red gear on the screen

Get Involved!

For more information and to get involved, please contact Carolina Brandao Hojaij, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Volunteer Programs, at 718-990-6168 or by email at [email protected].