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St. John's University Student

Antonio's Inspiring Path of Campus Involvement

At St. John’s University, students’ journeys are shaped by their academic pursuits, extracurricular activities, and personal growth. One such student is Antonio Mosby, a lively and active junior earning a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Marketing. He is currently a Student Coordinator in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), which focuses on cultivating inclusivity and cultural understanding on campus.

In this Q&A, Antonio reflects on his impactful roles on campus. He discusses how they’ve shaped his worldview, honed his skills, and forged an unbreakable connection with the university community.

St. John's University student supporint diversity, equity and inclusion

Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in College: Student Q&A

At a time when promoting and embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion is crucial, Basmalla Hussein, a committed and passionate third-year Muslim student at St. John’s University, has taken charge of creating a positive impact. Drawing upon her high school experiences and a desire to contribute to a cause larger than herself, Basmalla shares her journey in this inspiring Q&A session.

Basmalla is a Student Coordinator in St. John’s Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and participates in their Student Equity Workshops (SEW). These workshops promote cultural awareness, sensitivity, diversity, and social justice at the University. She is pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy program (Pharm.D.) degree and is expected to graduate in 2027.

Male and female students standing in front of the Queen's Unisphere

Diversity: 5 Ways it Boosts Student Success

When embarking on your higher education journey, it’s crucial to think about what can help you succeed as a student. Choosing a campus that values diversity is one factor that can bring many benefits—not only in college but also in your future career.

Young female professional
Toni Critelli
Manouchkathe Cassagnol, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP, FACC, FAHA.

Manouchkathe Cassagnol, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP, FACC, FAHA Receives National Equity Award

For her outstanding work in the arena of reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Association of Black Health System Pharmacists (ABHP) have presented their annual ASHP-ABHP Joint Leadership Award to Manouchkathe Cassagnol, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCP, FACC, FAHA.

CRES Institute at St. John’s is Launched

St. John's Opens the Institute for Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

The launch of the Institute for Critical Race and Ethnic Studies occurred on October 22nd. The event featured remarks that centered mission, unity, and inclusion. Overall, the events of the day signaled an important moment in the 151-year history of our university as we embraced a true history of our past to guide us into the future.

Natalie Byfield
Natalie P. Byfield, Ph.D.