SJU Announces Newest Cohort of McNulty Scholars

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

by Elizabeth Krotulis '17

PHILADELPHIA (September 14, 2016) — Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty awarded three women from the class of 2020 the John P. McNulty Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Math. Two of the scholars received four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarships and will take part in an intensive mentoring and research program. The remaining student serves as an associate, receiving a partial-tuition scholarship and opportunities for research and mentorship.

The eighth cohort of McNulty Scholars includes Annamarie Glaser, a biology major from Starnberg, Bavaria, in Germany and Lindsay Miller, a mathematics major from Mount Royal, New Jersey. This year’s associate is Amelia Bielefeld, a biology major from Saratoga Springs, New York.

"McNulty Scholars are young women who strive for success,” says McNulty, a former managing director of Goldman Sachs, who generously supports the program in honor of her late husband, alumnus John P. McNulty ’74, who was head of the Goldman Sachs Investment Management Division and served on the management committee. “John sought potential in people and then did everything in his power to support them to realize it. He was a fierce advocate for women and mentored many who went on to be leaders. This is at the core of the spirit of this program."

“The McNulty Scholarship program introduces women to a demanding learning and professional environment related to the science, technology, and mathematics fields,” says Paul Angiolillo, Ph.D. ’78 (B.S.), director of the program and professor of physics. “It is a valuable experience that sets our students apart and prepares them to earn leadership roles in their competitive professions.”

The scholarship recipients will develop professional readiness through internships in business and research settings, a senior capstone experience and activities that enhance networking, marketing and communications skills. Additionally, each recipient receives a faculty mentor and guidance from the scholars in existing cohorts.

Eight additional women have been named as McNulty Fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. This opportunity is open to rising junior and senior women majoring in one of the natural sciences, mathematics or computer science at Saint Joseph's who wish to gain research experience, leadership training and career development.

This year’s fellows are biology majors Brianna Amos ’17 from Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Natalie Barrett ’18 from New Providence, New Jersey, Amelia Brown ’18 from Flourtown, Pennsylvania, and Leona Ryder ’18 from Erdenheim, Pennsylvania; chemistry majors Kaitlyn Frankenfield ’17 from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Madeline Graziani ’17 from Woodbury, New Jersey, and Caroline Stow ’17 from Milford, New Jersey; and chemical biology major Mary Szurgot ’17 from Shillington, Pennsylvania. Szurgot is in her second year as a McNulty Fellow.

John P. McNulty ’74 is remembered for his philanthropy, strong leadership and dedication to Saint Joseph’s. As an undergraduate accounting major, he served as student body president and later became a member of the SJU Board of Trustees, managing the University’s endowment fund and leading the formation of the New York Council of SJU alumni, parents and friends. Throughout his life, he mentored many young associates and challenged women to achieve their fullest potential.

This year's fellows are, left to right: Mary Szurgot '17, Natalie Barrett '18, Kaitlyn Frankenfield '17, Leona Ryder '18, Brianna Amos '17, Amelia Brown '18, Caroline Stow '17 and Madeline Graziani '17

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Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni — over 68,000 strong — provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

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