A routine visit to the doctor the summer leading to his senior year of college changed Zack Tanenbaum’s life. “I received the most difficult telephone call I’ve ever had to answer,” he says. “My doctor expressed concern over the results from a recently ordered test. Weeks later, a biopsy confirmed I had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.”
Kelsea Henderson, a senior biology major at Saint Joseph's University from Salem, N.J., was only 13 when she was diagnosed with cancer. With less than a one percent chance of survival, doctors didn’t believe Henderson would live past the age of 15. After undergoing chemotherapy, radiation treatments, and 18 major surgeries, she defeated the frequently fatal disease.
"When I decided to pursue a graduate degree in healthcare administration, I chose Saint Joseph’s University because of its innovative program, reputation and core values. I learned that the program offers an excellent framework for studying the field of healthcare management."
"My SJU education has definitely made me a more well-rounded individual. By taking required GEP classes, which I probably wouldn’t have signed up for had they not been required, I learned more about topics in philosophy and theology that give me context to explore other issues and current events. As an educator I can also bring what I have learned to the children I will one day teach."
Anjelica De Sanders didn’t wait for her master’s degree in health education to begin spreading her knowledge of health issues and making a difference in the community. Named a fellow for 2012-13 by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF), Sanders has worked with the Black Women’s Health Alliance to actively address a health disparity in an underserved Philadelphia population.
On the eve of final exams, Saint Joseph’s students took a deep breath and de-stressed with canine companionship by interacting with a dog from Therapy Dogs International (TDI)
Fourteen therapy dog teams attended, with 3-4 dogs per hour available to mingle, and nuzzle, with students. The program was first offered last semester, with more than 500 SJU students participating.
Jennifer Cush, a senior French major and secondary education minor at Saint Joseph’s University from Washington Township, N.J., has been accepted into the Teaching Assistant Program in France for the 2013-2014 academic year. The program offers the opportunity for aspiring teachers to work in France for an academic school year, teaching English to French students.