The very first class of Kinney Center SCHOLAR Apprentice students will graduate this May and take the next step in serving the autism community.
Conor McCaney ’16 has always had an interest in food science. It’s what took him from Cape May, New Jersey, to the Culinary Institute of America in New York, to behind the scenes at prestigious restaurants in Europe. And, when a friendship with a Portuguese master sommelier in West Berkshire, England, piqued McCaney’s interest in the wine industry, it’s what brought him all the way back across the sea, to Saint Joseph’s.
Lena Hunt '16, an SJU graduate student from Oneonta, New York, has spent her time studying how different environmental factors affect growth in the same species of a tree. Now, she’s taking what she’s learned to the Peace Corps.
After completing her bachelor’s degree in biology at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Hunt arrived at SJU to pursue her master’s in biology.
When he began writing code for websites, Ather Sharif '16 gave little thought to accessible design. Like many young developers, he never considered the value of creating a site that would work for every person who visited it, including those with physical or mental limitations.
Biology major Pooja Patel ’16 grew up helping her parents take care of small animals at their veterinary clinic in her hometown of Newtown, Pennsylvania. After completing her bachelor’s degree in just three years at SJU, Patel will take the next step in pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian by attending the top-ranked University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, to earn a Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD).
Ask graduating senior Cheryl Rozinski what her ultimate career goal or dream job is, and you will get a loaded, but simple, answer — “I want to be a changemaker,” she says.
The passion of the Maguires and the message of the Jesuits brought Toni Johnson '16 (EMBA) to SJU. This year, the single mother with a love of service is graduating with her EMBA in just one year, despite all obstacles.
At just 16 years old, 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, connected with fellow classmates over music, and experienced tremendous growth.
Saint Joseph's University has been chosen for a 2016 Go for the Green Award, presented by the Environmental Advisory Council of Lower Merion Township.
Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students, has named Saint Joseph’s University to its inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll.