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Kennedy Love Loves the World

Kennedy Love-Green Loves the World #IamVincent

When she was accepted to the highly competitive Ozanam Scholars Program at St. John’s University, Kennedy Love-Green ’17CPS felt she was answering a calling. “I was drawn to St. John’s by God,” Kennedy said. Ozanam Scholars examine and seek solutions to real-world social justice issues, conduct research, complete a capstone project in their senior year, […]

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The “Good Works Team” @SJUmission #IamVincent

On Tuesday, February 7, St. John’s redshirt senior Sandra Udobi was named to the 2017 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Team®. The team honors college basketball student-athletes who have shown dedication to bettering the lives of others through giving back to their communities. Udobi, a native of Delta State, Nigeria, is one […]

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Ozanam Scholar Blends Passion for the Arts with Commitment to Social Justice

Jeremy Ashton ’17C ‘18G came to St. John’s University from Orlando, FL in the fall of 2013 because he was offered a scholarship through the selective Ozanam Scholars Program. “The tuition funding brought me here,” he said, “But the work kept me here.” Though he was initially interested in acting, Ashton realized once at SJU […]

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St. John’s Celebrates 400th Anniversary of Vincentian Charism

For Lorin Kruzynski ’17TCB, serving those in need has played a valuable role in her St. John’s education. “My experience of the Vincentian charism has been eye-opening,” she said recently. “Service teaches you so much about others—and yourself.” That, Lorin added, is why she joined more than 200 students, faculty, and staff on January 25 for a […]

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St. John’s University and Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

On January 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order on Immigration. The order temporarily suspends the issuance of visas and places a ban on entry into the United States by citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Serious concerns have been raised by thousands in the academic community that the impact […]

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St. John’s Becomes a Catholic Relief Services Global Campus

“It really shows how connected we are to the world as a Catholic university,” said Juliana Lombardo ’21Pharm.D. “It’s a wonderful chance for St. John’s students to use the collective resources of the two institutions to spread Catholic social teaching around the world.” Produced by: St. John’s University Office of Marketing and Communications Highlighting a […]

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GLOBE Microloan Program – St. John’s University

A few weeks ago, .famvin author Fr. Pat Griffin and Ladies of Charity-USA President Mary Ann Dantuono celebrated with the members of GLOBE, a microloan program, as they made their final presentations this semester. GLOBE, which stands for Global Loan Opportunities for Budding Entrepreneurs, is a student-managed academic program which provides loans to entrepreneurs in […]

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Mission Driven Decision Making – Helping Those Most In Need

“We strive to provide excellent education for all people, especially those lacking economic, physical, or social advantages.” This excerpt, from St. John’s University Mission statement, is what St. John’s president Dr. Gempesaw testified about before the New York State Assembly Higher Education Committee on November 30. The topic: “The Rising Costs of Higher Education and […]

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Beyond the Bicentennial – Vincentian Higher Education

In the summer of 1816, thirteen Vincentian priests set out from Italy to establish the first Vincentian mission in the United States. Two hundred years later, that mission is continued in hospitals, universities, conference of the society of St. Vincent de Paul, and a variety of other social service agencies nationwide. To celebrate this anniversary, […]

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Taking a Chance on Someone: #IamVincent @SJUMission

To “take a chance” on someone is profoundly Vincentian. Vincent and Louise did it when they said yes to Marguerite Naseau. Vincentian institutions need to focus on the possibilities within each human person. To do this is to say #IamVincent, and allow the person to say the same thing! When Joseph De Jesus ’16C marched […]

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