Commencement Stories

SJU 2015 Commencement Recap

05/18/2015

Saint Joseph’s University celebrated the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 16, by conferring nearly 2,400 doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees at the University’s Commencement ceremonies. The video below recaps the undergraduate ceremony.


Lee M. “Monty” Duke II, M.D. ’15 (MBA)

Doctors, Admins Graduate from MBA Program as a Team

05/15/2015

If you had asked Lee M. “Monty” Duke II, M.D. ’15 (MBA) about his future career plans when he was a young boy growing up in Vienna, Va., he would have told you he was going to be a professional baseball player. A lifelong lover of the sport, Duke played on the men’s baseball team at the University of Virginia, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology.


SJU to Graduate First Class of Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

05/01/2015

PHILADELPHIA (May 1, 2015) – Saint Joseph’s newly established, Pennsylvania Department of Education approved program for the preparation of teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing will graduate its first cohort of students in 2015: two this month, and another four by the end of the year. The M.S. program includes an online-only curriculum, which through the help of technology will prepare future teachers in educating individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.


Graduate Finds Success By Going Off Script

05/14/2015

Caitlin Walley '15 has made the most of college by forging her own way: pursuing her love of theater and helping to start a new sorority, all while majoring in food marketing and learning everything she could from internships and other opportunities.


Mascot and More: No Time to Be Busy

05/13/2015

Brian Lafferty is one of the most recognizable faces on campus, and not just because he's the Hawk mascot. He's also been active with many groups on campus and has maintained a strong academic record, earning induction into three honors societies.


Class of 2015 McNulty Scholars and Fellows Announce Post-Commencement Plans

05/12/2015

The John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Science in Math, which provides full- and partial-tuition scholarships for young women who wish to become leaders in the STEM professions, announces its Class of 2015 graduates.


Toros Asadourian ‘15

From High School Dropout to High Tech Entrepreneur

05/12/2015

Growing up in Queens, N.Y., as the son of Armenian immigrants, Toros Asadourian ’15, never quite imagined his journey would lead him to Austin, Texas, by way of Philadelphia. After dropping out of high school at the age of 16, the now-co-owner and partner of c2h2 Network Solutions, an Austin-based IT support company, tried his hand at internships, jobs and community college, to little avail.


Saint Joseph’s University Hosts Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremonies

05/11/2015

SJU will celebrate the Class of 2015 on Saturday, May 16, by conferring nearly 2,400 doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees at the University’s 164th Commencement ceremonies.


Claire Tedesco '15

Student Leader Garners Top Food Marketing Job

05/11/2015

For the student body president and graduating senior Claire Tedesco ’15, the Saint Joseph’s experience has been about self-discovery, learning to lead, and understanding the impact of her actions – all in preparation for some pretty big aspirations.


Leigh Anne Tiffany '15

SJU Graduate Receives New York Women in Communications Scholarship

05/05/2015

Saint Joseph’s University senior Leigh Anne Tiffany of Blue Bell, Pa., was one of 18 young women selected to receive the highly competitive New York Women in Communications Scholarship, and one of two chosen to receive support for graduate school.