Sixty-two graduates from the St. Francis College Class of 2019 will be joined by family and friends for the College's winter 2019 commencement ceremony at the St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn on Tuesday, January 22 at 4 p.m. A Baccalaureate Mass will be held at 3 p.m. before the commencement ceremony begins.
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!"
A recent recruitment trip sparked a resurgence of the Caribbean alumni network, increased enrollment from the Caribbean, officially kicked off the SFC Caribbean Alumni Fund and built mutually beneficial partnerships with Trinidad and Tobago universities and corporations.
Over the course of the year, the campus will engage the community in a series of celebratory activities, events and initiatives in recognition of the College's rich history and achievements made by SFC women.
Artist-in-residence Yasser Booley will present a curated live music experience that takes guests on an inspiring journey through his hometown of Capetown and back to America.
Dr. John Kruse of Neumann University will deliver the Franciscan lecture, "How Becoming a Franciscan Peacemaker through Generosity Can Save the World," in which he will draw from the lives of Francis and Clare to address how an attitude of letting go can heal relationships in an era rife with division, tension, and conflict.
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.”