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St. John's University Alumni & Friends

Welcome to the St. John’s Family

The St. John’s story is New York's story, with alumni woven into the fabric of our city and world. Join our Alumni network to stay connected, give back, and keep updated on events, news, and more.

 

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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. 

Success at St. John's

Monsignor Charles Fink ’68SJC

Alumnus Has Drawn on Vietnam Combat Experiences to Shape His Priesthood

Monsignor Charles Fink ’68C St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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“My service in Vietnam changed me,” Msgr. Fink recalled. “It matured me and gave me a deeper understanding of human nature, of my own strengths and weaknesses, and those of others. It gave me a great feeling of appreciation and respect for men who serve in the military.”

STEPHANIE DEBES’17CCPS, St. John's Alumna, with two females

Empowering Beauty: Alumna Shines in Work with The Makeup on Wheels Foundation

When Stephanie Debes was born five months premature with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, doctors informed  her parents that she was expected to live less than a week. Twenty-nine years later, she is the force behind The Makeup on Wheels Foundation, a Staten Island, NY-based nonprofit that seeks to empower those with disabilities.

Stephanie Debes’17CCPS The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies

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Ms. Debes is a New York State-licensed esthetician, a special-effects makeup artist, and a disabilities awareness advocate.

 

 

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

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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From the Blog

St. John's Alum Headshot, Duane Shippey

Building a Finance Career: Lessons from a VP at BNY Mellon

Are you interested in a finance career where you can help people achieve financial empowerment? In this Q&A session, you get to know Duane Shippey '97A, a St. John’s University alumnus. As the current Vice President (VP) of Client Services at BNY Mellon, Mr. Shippey shares his journey of building a career in finance, the skills he has developed, and the challenges he has faced and overcome.

St. John's Alumna and Mental Health Advocate, Priscilla Agyeman

Prioritizing Your Mental Health in the Workplace: Q&A with Priscilla O. Agyeman ’16C

Balancing mental health and work responsibilities can be a challenging task. However, it is crucial to prioritize your well-being and seek support when needed to achieve personal growth and career success.
 
During this Q&A session, we speak with Priscilla O. Agyeman ’16C, a St. John’s alumna and mental health advocate. She shares her personal experience with mental health issues and the strategies she uses to navigate mental health in the workplace successfully. She also discusses the mental health resources she offers through her company, Saddie Baddies®.
 

Headshot of St. John's Alumna and founder of Fin Lit Kids

Financial Literacy Tips and Lessons from Ebony Beckford ’03CPS

Are you a college student or a recent graduate who wants to learn how to build a solid financial foundation for your future? In this Q&A session, we speak with Ebony (Rentas) Beckford ’03CPS, a St. John’s alumna who is an author, entrepreneur, and financial literacy advocate. Ms. Beckford shares her personal story of overcoming financial challenges during and after graduation. She also provides simple steps that anyone can take to develop a healthy relationship with money and how these practices are applied in her company, Fin Lit Kids.

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