Saint Peter’s Path to Distinction Celebrated at Annual President’s Reception

#Grateful and #Blessed were trending at this year’s President’s Reception, held on October 13 at the Pleasantdale Château in West Orange. The President’s Reception is an event held annually to thank and recognize the members of the University’s premier giving society, the President’s Council. Gratitude was the theme of the evening, and it emanated from […]

Minimum Wage Discussion Sparks Intense Debate at Panel

The Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter’s University is dedicated to exploring key public policy issues at the local, state and national level. The latest panel hosted by the Institute on Tuesday, October 11 was focused on a critical issue in the state of New Jersey—raising the minimum wage to $15/hour. New […]

The Class of 1966 Reunites for Their 50th Anniversary

On September 17 and 18, alumni from the Class of 1966 returned to campus to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Old friends and classmates re-discovered alma mater and reconnected at events over the weekend such as a welcome back breakfast, campus tours, State of the University Luncheon, shuttle tours of Jersey City, a dinner dance, an […]

The Women Pioneers of the Saint Peter’s University Day Session Share Their Stories

“We were educated to compete with everyone and anyone.” –Carol Bastek, Ed.D. ’70 In February 1965, at a board of trustees meeting, there was a unanimous vote to investigate the possibility of admitting “girls” into the Saint Peter’s University day session. Today, 50 years later, the University celebrates the anniversary of the admission of women […]

Fall Semester Begins at Saint Peter’s with a Record Number of New Students

This week marked the beginning of the 2016 fall semester for Saint Peter’s and the University was proud to welcome  a record-breaking number of new students to campus –  640 freshmen and 94 transfer students. Move-in days and freshmen orientation were held over the weekend, but for many new students, preparation started much earlier. The […]

The Give Something Back Foundation Hosts Two Events on Campus

In February, Saint Peter’s University became the fourth proud recipient of a $1 million gift from the Give Something Back Foundation (GSBF) that will allow 50 New Jersey students to attend the University at no cost for tuition, fees, room or board. The Give Something Back Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides Pell […]

Press Releases

Saint Peter’s University Awarded Largest Grant in University History

Jersey City, N.J. – October 3, 2016 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that it has been awarded a historic grant of more than $3.8 million by the U.S. Department of Education through the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM Program. The five-year grant was awarded for a project titled, SURGE (STEM Undergraduate Retention Graduation and Empowerment) […]

Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, Serves as the Keynote Speaker at 2016 Michaelmas Convocation

Family and friends cheered for their peers’ accomplishments at the Michaelmas Convocation on Wednesday, September 28 at St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s University Church. The annual Michaelmas Convocation is an event that celebrates impressive student accomplishments. These students have been working hard since they started at Saint Peter’s to maintain high GPAs and strive for […]

Saint Peter’s University Receives NCAA Grant to Support Student-Athletes

Jersey City, N.J. – August 8, 2016 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that the University has been awarded with a $100,000 Accelerating Academic Success Program initiative grant by the NCAA to help student-athletes graduate. More than $500,000 in grants were awarded to seven Division I schools including Saint Peter’s University, the University of South […]

Scott Stoddart, Ph.D., Named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Jersey City, N.J. – July 26, 2016 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that Scott Stoddart, Ph.D., has been appointed to the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Stoddart most recently served as an associate professor of English and cinema at John Jay College, CUNY, where he also served as associate […]

Bruce B. Rosenthal, M.B.A, Ph.D., Named KPMG Founding Dean of the School of Business

Jersey City, N.J. – July 14, 2016 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that Bruce B. Rosenthal, M.B.A., Ph.D., has been appointed to the position of KPMG founding dean of the School of Business. Dr. Rosenthal has an impressive track record in both the corporate and higher education sectors, both domestically and internationally, with 35 […]

Local & National Leaders Gather for 3rd Local Living Economies Summit

Etsy Co-founder Matt Stinchcomb, Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop H ’14 and Paul Silverman of SILVERMAN among leaders to speak at Jersey City’s largest localist event on May 12 Jersey City, N.J. – May 6, 2016 – Saint Peter’s University is proud to announce that the third annual Local Living Economies Summit will be […]

Dr. Cornacchia Appears on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D. president of Saint Peter’s University recently appeared on the program One-on-One with Steve Adubato. During the interview he discussed Jesuit education, the growth of Jersey City, the School of Business, The Campus Kitchen, the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership and more.