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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. 

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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

Rossella Rago ’09C

Rossella Rago's Cooking with Nonna is a Recipe for Success

Like a fine wine, Cooking with Nonna keeps getting better with age. What began in 2007 as a simple video series that featured Rossella Rago ’09C cooking alongside her grandmother is now just one piece of a well-known and beloved brand that has a footprint spanning social media, publishing, ecommerce, and more.

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While the grandmothers featured in each episode often steal the show from its host, it is Rossella who is the catalyst behind Cooking with Nonna’s success. An award-winning author of several cookbooks and the winner of the Food Network’s 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, Rossella has traveled the world over throughout her career. Her story, however, begins in what she describes as a typical Italian American household in New Jersey.

Monsignor Charles Fink ’68SJC

Alumnus Has Drawn on Vietnam Combat Experiences to Shape His Priesthood

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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.”



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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From the Blog

St. John's Alumni Female Entrepreneurs

Celebrating Female Entrepreneurs: Five Stories of Representation and Resilience

In today’s world, gender equality is a top priority, and the representation of women in business is crucial and a powerful catalyst for change. Although progress has been made, the journey toward gender parity in entrepreneurship is far from over. That’s why it’s important to celebrate the stories of remarkable women in business—not only to recognize their achievements, but also to showcase the impact of diverse voices at the forefront of business.

Read the stories of five trailblazing female entrepreneurs and St. John’s University alums driving positive change in their communities and beyond.

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Meet 8 St. John’s Alumni Shaping the Future of Black Entrepreneurship

It is essential to recognize the significance of representation in the business world. The establishment of Black-owned businesses not only promotes economic empowerment; it also serves as a source of inspiration and motivation for future generations. In this blog post, we showcase the businesses of eight exceptional Black entrepreneurs. These individuals have made significant contributions in various fields, from reshaping the discourse on mental health to pioneering diversity in law and entertainment. They exemplify the transformative power of vision and dedication.

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Entrepreneurship Development Success Story: Meet Albert Bateh

Albert Bateh ’16TCB, a graduate of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University, is a noteworthy alumnus renowned for his inspiring journey in entrepreneurship development. Born into a family running a flourishing textile business for over a century, Mr. Bateh grew up with a strong interest in the field. During his senior year at the University, he launched his first venture, EZ-Net Hair Care, which began his successful entrepreneurial journey.

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