Alumni and Friends
Welcome to the St. Francis College Office of Advancement.
“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!"
Jose Colon's desire to help others is matched by his zest for entrepreneurialism. These two passions have come together in Stars Café, the new coffee shop he opened in the Bushwick neighborhood in Brooklyn earlier this year.
Kejsi Shkreta's Valedictorian honors at St. Francis College's Winter 2018 Commencement was just one indication of the success in store for the high-achieving Business Management major.
After graduation, Kejsi forged an enviable career in legal recruiting, eventually landing at one of the nation's premier law firms located in midtown Manhattan
Gerard Olexson may have enrolled at St. Francis College more than 60 years ago, but the lessons he learned here linger to this day. The very capable staff at the college provided Olexson with foresight to develop many of his life-changing plans.
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.”