The Johnnies Blog

Welcome to Johnnie's Blog, your ultimate resource for navigating the college experience and beyond. Whether you're an incoming student or someone venturing into the professional world, we're here to provide comprehensive support. Prepare to embark on a journey of knowledge, growth, and success.
Maciek Nowak, Ph.D.,

Q&A with Maciek Nowak, Ph.D.

Dean of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business and the Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair at St. John's University.

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Driving Social Impact: Alumna’s Path to Nonprofit Leader

In this inspiring Q&A, we explore the remarkable professional and academic journey of St. John’s alumna Bobbie L. Brown ’10G. With more than ten years of experience in community development, criminal justice, and education, Ms. Brown is passionate about investing in the principles of social impact to address the needs of under-resourced communities.

Young female professional
Toni Critelli
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Restoring Generational Wealth through Education and Empowerment

For St. John’s University alumna Ebony (Rentas) Beckford ’03CPS, founder of Fin Lit Kids, self-reflection and finding a community through her darkest days as a student helped her to ultimately achieve the success she enjoys today.

Young female professional
Toni Critelli
Alumna Pharm Graduate

An Alumna's Advice to Aspiring Pharmacists

As we reflect on the long, uncertain days of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential that we not overlook the vital role of our pharmacist frontline workers. From the significant shortages of medical equipment and supplies, to the outbreak of infected patients needing vaccine treatments and incubators, our pharmacists were at the heart of the action, maintaining the inventory supply of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and communicating drug information to patients.

Young female professional
Toni Critelli
Jasmine Batacan

Becoming Jas '21TCB, '22MBA

As a first-year student, Jasmine Batacan arrived at St. John’s University’s Queens, NY, campus ready to welcome any opportunity—and she shows no signs of stopping after recently graduating. As an undergraduate, she was involved in the fashion club Red House and the Executive-in-Residence Program, and served as a Resident Assistant. She has used all of her platforms and creativity to mentor and inspire people to allow their light to shine. Although her story is just getting started, take a moment to read below how she created her own Johnnies experience, and stop by her art page on Instagram,!