Saint Joseph’s University’s Class of 2017 was celebrated officially on Saturday, May, 20, with commencement exercises held on the James J. Maguire ‘58 Campus. More than 2,200 undergraduate, doctoral and graduate students received degrees.
Amanda Lawn ’17, an elementary education and special education double major, will dress in her cap and gown on commencement day to receive her diploma along with her fellow graduates — one of them being her father. Robert J. Lawn Jr. ’17, a police officer at Plumstead Township Police Department, will graduate next to his daughter with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice.
Luigi Nuñez ’17, a graduating senior from Camden, New Jersey, carrying a double major in computer science and mathematics, has been named a recipient of a fellowship from the Global Health Corps.
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.
After commencement, Thomas Lafferty ’17 (M.S.) will work with at-risk youth when he’ll have his Saint Joseph’s master’s degree in criminal justice firmly in hand. For the next 27 months, he'll be a youth development volunteer with the Peace Corps in Swaziland.
Saint Joseph's University will celebrate the Class of 2017 on Saturday, May 20 by conferring more than 2,200 degrees at its 2017 commencement ceremonies.
Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Jewish-Catholic Relations and professor of theology and religious studies, will receive an honorary doctoral degree at the Gratz College commencement ceremony on May 21. According to the college, Cunningham is being honored as “a leader in the world of interfaith relations.”
On May 20, the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will graduate it's largest group of Kinney SCHOLARS at 47 strong. Many Class of 2017 SCHOLARS have already leveraged their time at the Kinney Center to find full-time positions.
Psychology major Prince Yakubu '17, a triple jumper with SJU's track and field team, has been accepted to all seven law schools to which he applied. Yakubu will attend Villanova law school in the fall.
Zachery Brown has spent his undergrad career researching the glass transition with Piotr Habdas, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of physics. Now, he's ready to put his skills to use in graduate school.