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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Jeffrey Martin '04, '05 (M.A.), Senior Associate DIrector, University Communications, 610-660-3223,


As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the  Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 8,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.


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