Class of 2016

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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