Class of 2017

Kyle Chalmers ’17

“With the academic and interpersonal skills I’ve developed here, I know I’m set up to make an impact in the present and in the future.” Tennis is what initially brought Tempe, Arizona native Kyle Chalmers ‘17 to the East Coast to attend Saint Joseph’s University, but once he settled into Hawk Hill, he dove into…

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Ashley Varghese ’17

“After hearing the stories of people on the ‘inside’ during the Inside-Out course, I decided that I wanted to be a defense attorney for juvenile offenders.” Ashley Varghese ’17 has a major goal for her future: to turn her passion into a career. Varghese, a criminal justice major from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, plans to attend…

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Timmy Parks ’17

“One of my favorite SJU memories is winning the A10 Tournament. That day was just incredible.” Timmy Parks ’17 doesn’t play on the men’s basketball team, but he’s just as well known as most of the athletes — for the last two seasons, Parks has served as the Hawk mascot at games, events and campus…

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Zachery Brown ’17

“Whether I was conducting research, teaching, or simply studying for my classes, my time in the physics department here at SJU gave me the foundational knowledge I hope to carry with me for the rest of my career.” If you’ve ever seen an artist blowing glass, you likely marveled at the cooling process, as the…

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Bobby Lattanzi ’17

“I’m excited to apply the lessons I’ve learned over the past four years to my everyday life as a business owner.” As graduation approaches, Bobby Lattanzi ’17, a sports marketing major with a family business and entrepreneurship minor from Abington, Pennsylvania, is relying on the important lessons he’s learned at SJU to guide him in…

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Michael DiMuzio ’17

“The compassion that came from my doctors and nurses at CHOP, backed by their expertise in caretaking, inspired me to go into medicine as a way to give back and help those in need.” Senior biology major Michael DiMuzio has always had a passion for science. But the future medical student was propelled in the…

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Alexandra Homan ’17

“My LEO classes opened my eyes to all the ways companies can be mindful and sustainable” In 2013, Alexandra Homan made the decision to attend Saint Joseph’s University with the help of three people: her mother, her grandfather and His Holiness Pope Francis. The first time she set foot on Saint Joseph’s campus, the Cherry…

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Andrew Arner ’17

“I learned  leadership and teamwork skills, two things that will benefit me immensely in my professional life.” Andrew Arner ’17, an interdisciplinary health services major with minors in biology and interdisciplinary health care ethics from Bethlehem, Pa., has always known that he wanted to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and work in medicine. “Medicine changes…

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Amar Donthala ’17

“I think data is the future, and I hope I can make a name for myself in the industry.” Amarendranath (Amar) Reddy Donthala ’17 (M.S.) is a storyteller. “I enjoy the opportunity to express myself creatively,” he says. But instead of using words, this former computer programmer from Hyderabad, India, weaves his narratives with data.…

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Imani Briscoe ’17

“I realize and appreciate that SJU has given me a strong foundation, and my mission is to pay it forward.” Imani Briscoe is grateful for her time at SJU. She’s taken advantage of the many leadership opportunities found on campus as a resident assistant, Hawk Host, co-President of the Black Student Union, Orientation Leader and…

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