On Saturday, May 18th, I graduated with honors from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.
I learned a lot during my four years on Hawk Hill. I learned to:
- critically evaluate arguments
- analyze quantitative and qualitative information
- work collaboratively as part of a team, and
- improve my public speaking and presentation skills
Above all else, I learned to find my passion.
My time at Saint Joe’s challenged and inspired me – I experienced the whirlwind of freshman year, participated in co-op, declared a minor, became an RA, and met my girlfriend. When I felt myself falling into a routine, I started experimenting with photography and took my fitness game to a whole new level. I became President of the Saint Joe’s Pep Band and started managing the organization’s social media channels. I stayed curious and continued to learn, which helped me find my passion and discover the magis – the more. The culture and mission of Saint Joe’s encouraged me to “live greater” and become a person who lives “with and for others.” The knowledge, relationships, and experiences I’ve gained from Saint Joe’s will stay with me forever and propel me into the future, and for that I am eternally grateful.