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February 1, 2007

Winter Commencement at St. Francis College

Ceremony Sends 127 Students Into The Job Market

In a continuing trend, St. Francis College is pleased to graduate one of its largest winter classes in the schools almost 150 year history. This winter 127 students received their diploma, just two less than the biggest class ever. The number of winter degree earners spiked about 30% five years ago and has maintained steady since then.

St. Francis students picked up their diplomas at a graduation ceremony at the campus Anthony J. Genovesi Center Wednesday night. Diplomas were presented by Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean Gerald A. Largo, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Timothy J. Houlihan, Ph.D. and Orville Dale, a member of the St. Francis Board of Trustees.

Keeping with the personal attention and small college atmosphere of St. Francis, President Frank Macchiarola gave every one of the graduates a warm hug to congratulate them on their years of hard work toward achieving their diploma.

The address was given by St. Francis Professor and Chairman of the Foreign Language, Fine Arts and ICS Department, Francis Greene, Ph.D.

Six students received Summa Cum Laude distinction for their class work: Nery Arcos, Megan A. Day, Jazmin L. Gomez, Marie C. Jean-Jacques, Eden M. Mangabat and Mary O'Dea.

The bigger graduation class is part of a trend of growth at St. Francis College. The number of application to St. Francis for the Fall 2007 class is up 20% compared to last year and on par to be the biggest application pool in College history.

Among the opportunities for incoming students are the new five year combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree in Accounting, Sports Management Program and classes in the state-of-the-art High Definition Television Production Studio.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City's five boroughs and beyond.
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

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