Class of 2016

Class of 2016 McNulty Scholars Program Graduates

“McNulty Scholars are young women who dare to be the best.” The John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science in Math, which provides full- and partial-tuition scholarships for young women who wish to become leaders in the science and math professions, announces its Class of 2016 graduates. Comprised of fellows, scholars and associates,…

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Genevieve Philbin ’16

“Service-learning courses and St. Joe’s mission called me to serve.” Scranton, Pennsylvania native Genevieve Philbin ’16, a Hawk English and theatre and film major, will spend the next two years amid the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame as an ACE ND fellow. When she completes her time in Indiana, she’ll have a master’s degree in…

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Cheryl Rozinski ’16

“I want to be a changemaker” Cheryl Rozinski ’16 is a business administration major from Lansdale, Pennsylvania with four minors: economics, theology, faith-justice studies, and justice and ethics in the law. After graduation, she is headed to New York City for a public policy advocacy fellowship with Good Shepherd Services, a youth-and-family-focused mission. During her time at…

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Kwame I.T. Williams ’16 (Ed.D)

“The sense of family and community in the cohorts and with the faculty, and the push to be greater, to make a difference — I’d recommend the programs to anyone.” Kwame I.T. Williams is a change agent. As a principal responsible for the cognitive development and social growth of 455 K-5 students, it’s part of…

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Claudia Gallagher ’16

“The class became a source of inspiration. I learned so much about responsible medical practice, and I really started to see how ethics related to other areas of my studies.” Honors student Claudia Gallagher ’16 had no shortage of interests as an English and music double major. But she still wanted to add breadth to…

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Lena Hunt ’16 (M.S.)

“I’ve always been naturally curious, but being around flowers helped solidify  my desire to study  biology.” Graduate biology student Lena Hunt ’16 may have started out as a floral designer, but her research at Saint Joseph’s with Associate Professor of Biology Clint Springer, Ph.D., has taken her from that relatively small-scale world to the macro-world…

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Jackie Gheraldi ’16

“After graduation I will be working at Capco and I am excited to utilize the skills I have learned at SJU. Being in Manhattan and on Wall Street sparks a rush within me.” Jacqueline Gheraldi is an international business major and marketing minor from Manalapan, New Jersey. Jackie was a member of the women’s softball…

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Nick Fortunato ’16

“I wouldn’t be doing Teach for America if it wasn’t for the political science faculty. They made sure what I was putting forward was my best effort, pushing me to be the best possible advocate.” Political science major/international relations minor Nick Fortunato ’16  discovered a love for teaching as a Global Smarts mentor. A joint…

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Caley Rolt ’16

                           “I’m grateful to Saint Joseph’s for the opportunity to do so much service and find so much joy while connecting my separate passions.” By anyone’s measure, the achievements of Caley Rolt ’16, are impressive. An international relations major with minors in German and Spanish, the Westford, Massachusetts native recently received SJU’s International Relations Award…

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Chris Nguyen’16

“I’ve learned what I’m capable of, what I’m lacking and what I’m looking for.” At just 16 years old, finance major Chris Nguyen ’16 left his home and family in Vietnam to pursue his college education in the United States. At Saint Joseph’s University, he excelled in the classroom and connected with fellow classmates over music,…

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Ather Sharif ’16 (M.S.)

“SJU has helped me tremendously by providing me the platform and supporting my passion for web accessibility.” When he began writing code for websites, Ather Sharif ’16 (M.S.) gave little thought to accessible design. He never considered the value of creating a site that would work for every person who visited it, including those with…

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Kathleen Rodgers ’16 and Chrissy Miseo ’16

“The different teaching strategies and behavioral management techniques we use at the Kinney Center can be implemented in any elementary or special education classroom,” says Kathleen Rodgers ’16. The first class of Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support Apprentice SCHOLARS — at 12 participants — will graduate having started their Kinney experience the summer…

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Kaitlyn Martin ’16

“I will miss the faculty most. I love all of the professors who taught me.” From Staten Island, New York, Kaitlyn Martin ’16 says she always wanted to be a teacher, and her desire solidified after taking special education classes at Saint Joseph’s. Her post-graduation plans have her heading to Nashville, Tennessee, where she will…

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Pooja Patel ’16

“I  wanted to graduate early, because I knew I could reach my end goal quicker. I was always determined to be on the path to veterinary school.  It never occurred to me to do anything else.” Biology major Pooja Patel ’16 has had a singular vision since she was a young girl helping in her…

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Corey Jones ’16

“I was honored to receive the future leader award which recognized my potential in the business intelligence & analytics industry.” Corey Jones is an accounting and business intelligence & analytics major from Medford, New York. Corey was very involved with the business intelligence & analytics program and the Haub School of Business during his time at…

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Conor McCaney ’16

“At Saint Joseph’s, I experienced a better way of learning.” Professional and Liberal Studies grad Conor McCaney ’16 has always been interested in food science. His interest took the Cape May, New Jersey, native to the Culinary Institute of America in New York to behind the scenes at prestigious restaurants in Europe. When a friendship…

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Allison Ebling ’16

“Soccer has opened so many doors for me at SJU.”  Allison Ebling is a senior accounting and business intelligence & analytics major from Schuylkill River, Pennsylvania. Allison was a goalkeeper on the SJU women’s soccer team during her time at SJU. She is the all-time leader in wins (23) and goals-against average (1.01) and was tied…

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Kristen Boyle ’16

“Study abroad in Italy was an amazing experience that pushed me to be more independent than I had ever been before.” Psychology major/art minor Kristen Boyle ’16 may have been born with a rare genetic condition that renders her legally blind, but she didn’t let that stop her from achieving a 3.9 GPA; conducting social…

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Nico Garcia-Abarca ’16

“My family had horses until I graduated high school and they sparked my interest in wanting to continue on to veterinary school.” Nico Garcia-Abarca is a senior business administration major from San Juan, Puerto Rico whose love of animals started at a young age. After graduation, he will be attending veterinary school at Louisiana State University. Although…

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Tyler Kelley ’16

“I’ll miss the people of St. Joe’s the most. The daily social interactions here are great.” Tyler Kelley ’16 has been a forward for the Saint Joseph’s rugby team all four years of his college career. The native Philadelphian was recruited from St. Joseph’s Prep, where he was also a member of the rugby team.…

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Toni Johnson ’16 (EMBA)

“I want to be a role model to my children. I want to show them that no matter where you are in life, no matter what you face, you can change your circumstances.” The passion of the Maguires and the message of the Jesuits brought Toni Johnson ’16 (EMBA) to SJU. On top of juggling the demands…

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Katryna Perera ’16

“Being the news editor of The Hawk made me realize how much I love being on my feet.” From Damascus, Maryland, Katryna Perera’s dream has been to live and work in New York City, and accordingly, she plans to pursue a master’s degree at the Columbia School of Journalism upon graduating from Saint Joseph’s. Once…

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Courtney Rowan ’16

“My internship with the Eagles confirmed my desire to work in sports.” Courtney Rowan is a sports marketing major from Marlton, New Jersey. Since freshman year, Courtney managed the Women’s Basketball Team at Saint Joseph’s. She says this experience was a huge part of her four years at SJU and she will never forget her time with the team.…

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Ahmad Hylick ’16 (HDC)

“I am very excited about graduating, as an adult non-traditional student I feel as though I have arrived at a plateau that I once thought was unreachable.” Ahmad Hylick is earning his degree in Business Administration through the Haub Degree Completion program (HDC) after graduating from the Community College of Philadelphia. A union carpenter in…

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Dan Tully ’16

“I had a great experience with the criminal justice program. I cannot speak highly enough about the faculty and staff.” Dan Tully ’16, of Holmdel, New Jersey, majored in criminal justice and had a minor in accounting. As a student, he experienced cura personalis in action. “The faculty and staff of the criminal justice program spent so…

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Cyndi Wilson ’16

“The academics at St. Joe’s, especially in the sciences, are very challenging. A + P and neuroscience were some of my hardest classes, but they prepared me for grad school.” As a utility player for the softball team, Cyndi attributes “coffee, and a very regimented schedule” to her ability to get her class assignments and…

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Steve Baron ’16

“ After graduation I am working at the International Radio and Television Society in NYC.”  Steve Baron is a senior marketing major and communications studies minor from Marlton, New Jersey. After graduation, Steve will be working with the International Radio and Television Society. He will be paired with an entertainment or media company, including media giants…

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Chris Diehl ’16

“St. Joe’s has provided me ample opportunities to develop and grow as a student, friend and an individual, and I can never repay the University for that.”                                                                                                                   Chris Diehl is an English and theology major from Dedham, Massachusetts, who also carries a minor in Faith-Justice studies. Committed to serving others, Chris will join ACE…

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Gregory Turner ’16 (EMBA)

“The EMBA program has driven me to be a better person, corporate citizen and decision maker.” Gregory Turner’16 of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, is graduating from Saint Joseph’s Executive MBA program this May. Currently a supervisor of global fund accounting for The Vanguard Group in Malvern, Gregory is a member of a diverse cohort of professionals in this year’s…

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Nicole Enderica ’16

“I like the way the communication profs make me think. They don’t tell us what to do — they give us the tools to figure it out on our own.” From Guayaquil, Ecuador, Nicole Enderica is a trilingual communication studies major with minors in French and advertising and promotion. Nicole was a Beautiful Social fellow,…

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Liz Wardach ’16

“”In advocating for the LGTBQ community, I know I am making a change at SJU.” Liz Wardach is a senior leadership, ethics and organizational sustainability (LEO) major from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Liz attended two Creating Change Conferences during her time at SJU in order to help strengthen the plan for diversification in the SJU community. Along with…

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Nathan L’Etoile ’16

“The diversity of thought that St. Joe’s encourages is necessary to get accepted into med school.” Nathan L’Etoile, a senior biology major with minors in chemistry and music, from Vienna, Virginia, will attend Thomas Jefferson University in the fall for medical school. In addition to his research with Christina King Smith, Ph.D., chair and professor of…

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Joey Giovanisci ’16

“The service trips I have been a part of allowed me to realize there is more to life than a high end job. I have gained a whole new appreciation for life.” Joey Giovanisci is a senior sports marketing major from Pasadena, California. Joey will be with JVC for a year supporting simplistic living, social…

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Kelsey Haberin ’16

“I’m terrified and excited to begin the Disney College Program.” Kelsey Haberin ’16, a communication studies major from Pennington, New Jersey, has been accepted into the Disney College Program. The program offers networking opportunities with Disney leaders and personal and career development classes. Kelsey will work in attractions with tasks including anything from operating rides to…

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Kyle Molock ’16

“I will spend the summer studying for my CPA and start working in August with PWC.” Kyle Molock is a senior accounting and business intelligence major from Dublin, Ohio. Kyle was recruited by head coach Phil Martelli to be a star player on the men’s basketball team. Unfortunately after struggling with injury Kyle was not able to…

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Christina Mirarchi ’16

“I was inspired to become a teacher by my service learning science outreach at Gompers.” Christina Mirarchi 16, a biology major from West Chester, Pennsylvania, will be participating in ACE ND beginning in August. During the program, she will receive her master’s in education and teach middle school science and religion in Atlanta, Georgia in…

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Mia Tompkins’16

“I am so excited to start working at Campbell’s Soup Company.” Mia Tompkins is a senior food marketing and business intelligence major from Ocean City, New Jersey. Mia will be working as a Sales Analyst at Campbell’s Soup Company. She began interning with Campbell’s after her junior year and is excited to become a part…

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