It was the perfect day for an outdoor graduation at Brooklyn Bridge Park, as almost 400 St. Francis College students and thousands of friends and family celebrated the College's Spring 2017 Commencement, Wednesday, May 24.
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“The McGuire Scholarship represents opportunity in every sense of the word. When it came time to apply for college, I knew it would be a financial stretch to attend a private school. I applied to SFC; a few weeks later I received a call informing me that I qualified for a new scholarship created by the owner of the NY Mets!"
Previously incarcerated students from St. Francis College's Post-Prison Program followed a May 1, 2017 screening of Rikers: An American Jail with a frank discussion on their experiences behind bars, at Rikers and other institutions, and their time now on the cusp of earning an undergraduate degree.
St. Francis College proudly celebrated its top students and Fr. Patrick Desbois, a man working to honor victims of the Holocaust, at the 133rd Charter Day convocation on April 28, 2017
From the latest in Italian soccer to a portable water fountain for dogs, St. Francis College student entrepreneurs pitched their best entrepreneurial ideas to a team of experts at the 2017 College-Wide Pitch Contest on April 27.
The year-end Project Access ceremony celebrated the success of a top graduate at St. Francis College as well as the potential of students currently in the program on April 27, 2017.
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I chose St Francis because I needed a radical change. I wanted a school that had a Division I athletic program where I could build my athletic career and foster a successful academic career. I wanted a school that provided easy access to professors and one with a tight knit, helpful culture.
“A goal of mine is to pay St. Francis back for the scholarship Brother George gave me. Part of that is with contributions, but what I enjoy most is working with the students.”
"As an Endowed Scholarship recipient I have learned so much about the spirit of giving. It's not about what we can do for ourselves. It's about what we can do for others and our community."
Mo is working in the field of his degree, Communications, at Zenith Media - NY. Zenith is a leading global media services network. Mo works with media buyers to ensure the needs of their clients are served. As Mo continues to advance in his career, he looks forward to exploring the full spectrum of opportunities in the industry from financial to creative projects. In his free time, Mo mentors friends and SFC students aspiring to have a successful college experience. He continues to volunteer his time at SFC as well.
Andi-Jean recently started her residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. While at NYU, Andi- Jean volunteered her time and talent in Mexico where she provided dental care to the underserved community of La Preciosita. Andi-Jean also earned numerous awards and recognition including membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, induction into the Aesthetics Honors Program and recipient of “The Best Cosmetic Case Award” to be completed by an undergraduate student in the country. Andi-Jean is the first dentist in her family. She says, “I am so fortunate to have received scholarship support from the benefactors of SFC. Without this support, I would not be where I am today.
Matt is working in the field of his degree, Political Science, as a consultant at Gartner. Gartner is an international leader in information technology research and an advisory company. Matt’s consulting role will focus on state and local government projects. In addition to embarking on his new career path, he spends a significant amount of his free time volunteering in youth development programs such as The NYU STEP program, a “Science and Technology Entry Program” for high school students. Matt is also an avid runner and fitness enthusiast. Matt continues to volunteer his time at St. Francis College, participating in many of the college’s premier fundraising events. “Receiving an endowed scholarship validated my work academically, and enhanced my focus in the professional realm.”