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Shannon Alexander ‘17 and Chris Alexander ’15 ’17 (MBA)

“I believe my SJU degree, coupled with my academic and professional experience, has prepared me to enter the job market and will propel me to success in any or all of my career pursuits.” This weekend, commencement will be a family affair for the Alexanders of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, as siblings Shannon, a pharmaceutical and healthcare…

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McNulty Scholars Program Announces Class of 2017 Graduates

The John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, which provides scholarships for young women who wish to become leaders in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professions, announces its Class of 2017 scholars and fellows. McNulty Scholars and Associate Scholars, in addition to receiving scholarships, benefit from extensive research opportunities, and…

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Jackie Boran ’17

“I decided to pursue a career in dentistry because it combines my passion for science with my desire to serve others.” After being accepted into three dental schools, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, native Jackie Boran ’17 will take the next step in her career path by heading to University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine this fall.…

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Sean Cincotta ’17

“Because of co-op, I had one full year of real work experience before graduation that really set me apart from the other candidates.” In the Fall of his senior year, Ambler, Pennsylvania native Sean Cincotta ’17 boarded a private plane headed to Little Rock, Arkansas, for a final interview at the headquarters of family-owned finance…

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Brenna Ritzert ’17

“It was really ‘St. Joe’s or bust’ for me. I didn’t want to go anywhere else, and now that I’ve met so many amazing faculty members and looked at how much I’ve grown as a writer and an individual, I know it was the choice for me.” Brenna Ritzert ’17, an English major with a…

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Matthew and Tyler Eads ’17

“After taking one class, we knew we wanted to switch into business intelligence and analytics” Matthew and Tyler Eads ’17, identical twins from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, will both graduate from SJU with degrees in business intelligence and analytics (BIA) this May. Over the past for years, the Eads have roomed together, taken classes together and even started their…

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Katie Boutin ’17

“I feel like I’m leaving a community, not just a school. Whether or not you know every single person, you feel like you’re all part of the same thing.” This May, Katie Boutin ’17 will be leaving Hawk Hill and joining McKee Risk Management in King of Prussia, where she’ll work as an Underwriter Trainee.…

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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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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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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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Clare Kocman ’17

“Although I’m very sad to leave Hawk Hill, I’m ready. I’m thankful for the foundation SJU has provided me and am very excited to use these experiences after graduation.” Not only has Clare Kocman ’17 accepted a full time job after graduation, but she’ll also be moving to a brand new city in order to…

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Sue Henry ’17

“Through the diversity of classes I’ve taken, I have gained a broader perspective on life. SJU has broadened my mind and opened my heart.” Sue Henry ’17 has always been an artist at heart. But the path to her passion hasn’t always been a straight line for the 60-year-old graduating senior. After graduating from Harcum…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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