News and Events
The spirit moved civil rights pioneer Bernard LaFayette to end his talk at St. Francis College on February 21, 2017 with a song. From original Freedom Rider with now Congressman John Lewis, to a close confidant and organizer with Martin Luther King, Jr., Bernard LaFayette has spent his lifetime fighting for justice and equality through non-violence.
Continuing a new tradition at St. Francis College, more than 60 future nurses, the largest class ever at the College, were welcomed into the four-year Nursing BSN program at the Third Annual Nursing White Coat Ceremony with a Keynote Address by State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon on Friday, February 3.
As she walked down the aisles, shaking hands with dozens of the almost 700 people who came to see her speak, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about an important realization she'd come to since joining the highest court in the country.
Students coming from families with low incomes have a great chance of making it big if they attend St. Francis College, writes the New York Times in an assessment of a major new report conducted by The Equality of Opportunity Project.
St. Francis College welcomed Alexandra Pierre, a Re-Entry Counselor for the Spring 2017 Senior Citizen and Institute for Peace & Justice Le true Series on January 31, 2017 to talk about Mothers and Prison.
St. Francis College was founded in 1859 by Franciscan Brothers from Ireland to educate Irish immigrants and help them assimilate and succeed in New York City. The demographics of Brooklyn have changed over the years, but the mission has not. St. Francis still proudly educates immigrants, now from dozens of countries around the world, many the first in their family to attend college.
Earning a spot in the St. Francis College Nursing Program while also being President of the Model U.N. Club shows that junior Saskia Hosein '18 knows how to balance her school work. But SFCTV Reporter Vann Brewer '17 tells us, Saskia is also a success on an international scale.
While the sound of howling nor'easter winds were keeping some New Yorkers up at night this winter, a group of St. Francis College students and professors were dealing with an entirely different ruckus disturbing their sleep, tree frogs.
The group was part of the Partners in the Parks program at the U.S. Virgin Islands National Park.
St. Francis College hosted painter and Holocaust survivor Fred Terna on January 24, 2017 to talk about his life, his work, and his show held in January at the College's Callahan Center, Processing Chaos, Recurring Echoes.
An experienced CPA with an amazing ability to see the big picture and solve the small problems, June McGrisken '76 decided to put her skills to work helping her alma mater, St. Francis College, through a period of growth as well as economic challenges brought on by the recent recession.
Now, after 15 years at St. Francis, McGrisken is retiring.