London, New York, Bermuda. For SJU graduating senior Morgan Bui, these locations aren’t just travel destinations, they are global markets that she will have the opportunity to work in through her new position at international insurance company Validus, beginning this summer.
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.
Matthew and Tyler Eads ’17, identical twins from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, have roomed together, taken classes together and even started their own business together during their four years at SJU. This May, they will both graduate with degrees in business intelligence and analytics — but then their paths will diverge as they begin equally impressive careers with separate employers.
Amarendranath (Amar) Reddy Donthala ’17 (M.S.) is a storyteller. “I enjoy the opportunity to express myself creatively,” he says. But instead of using words, this former computer programmer from Hyderabad, India, weaves his narratives with data. While earning his Master’s of Science in business intelligence & analytics (MSBI) at Saint Joseph’s, Donthala became enamored with data visualization. After graduating this May, he will begin his career as a data visualization analyst.
Brenna Ritzert ’17, an English major with a sociology minor from Chicora, Pennsylvania, has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) position in Slovakia. After graduation, she’ll spend a year in the town of Trebišov teaching English to students at a local high school and representing the United States as a cultural ambassador.
Madeline Bell, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will address the Class of 2017 at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Sat., May 20 at 9 a.m. Alumna and education advocate Linda Cliatt-Wayman ’92 (M.S.) will deliver the address at the graduate and doctoral ceremony at 3 p.m.
Four graduating student artists will display their work in the tenth annual senior art thesis exhibition at Saint Joseph’s University Gallery, Friday, April 7, through Saturday, May 20. The exhibit will be shown on the second floor of Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus.
The John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science in Math, which provides full- and partial-tuition scholarships for young women who wish to become leaders in the science and math professions, announces its Class of 2016 graduates.
Ethics are an important part of the curriculum at Saint Joseph's University. Classes across all disciplines are taught with Jesuit principles as a backbone. It should be no surprise, then, that Claudia Gallagher ’16 has made ethics an important part of her education and future.