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.
Senior biology major Michael DiMuzio has always had a passion for science. But the future medical student was propelled in the direction of the healthcare field after a battle with leukemia that began in middle school.
Before enrolling in SJU’s IDEPEL program, Nyshawana Francis-Thompson was a special education teacher and liaison for the School District of Philadelphia. While the rewards of teaching ignited her passion to make a bigger impact in the lives of others, she credits the program for giving her the confidence and skills to achieve this goal.
April is Autism Awareness Month across the United States, and at SJU, the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support is increasing awareness of those affected by autism and autism spectrum disorders by hosting Autism Awareness Week 2017, April 21 – 30.
The SJU Theatre Company will close its 2016-17 season with the comedy/drama “The Heidi Chronicles” by Wendy Wasserstein, opening on April 19 at 8 p.m. in the Bluett Theatre.