St. Francis College alumni and friends hit the links on July 29th for the annual Brendan J. Dugan '68 Memorial Meadow Brook Club Golf Outing, a flagship fundraising event that brought in nearly $400,000 to support the College's mission of providing students an affordable, superior liberal arts education.
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!"
When Deedee Fields first enrolled in St. Francis College in 2001, she didn't know she was embarking on what would be an eighteen year journey to the graduation stage. As part of the new "Terriers Come Home" initiative, Deedee earned her degree in July 2019, having left St. Francis more than a decade ago to build her career in the NYPD.
The Northeast Conference (NEC) announced on June 18th that St. Francis College Brooklyn women's basketball's Dana DiRenzo and men's golf's Nick Nemergut have been named 2019 NEC Scholar-Athletes of the Year. DiRenzo was one of four female student-athletes in the NEC to receive the honor, while Nemergut was one of three males to earn the award.
St. Francis College Class of 2019 collected their diplomas during a Commencement ceremony on May 23rd, at Ford Amphitheater on the historic Coney Island Boardwalk.
As she prepared her Spring 2019 Commencement keynote speech, Michelle Miller, Emmy-award-winning co-host of CBS This Morning: Saturday, shared her thoughts on St. Francis College students, her college years at Howard University, and her advice to students looking to forge careers in journalism.
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.”