Saint Peter’s Expects Great Things from the Class of 2015

"All of you are going to move and shake the world,” were the inspiring words shared by Karl Alorbi, Ph.D., assistant professor of business at Saint Peter’s College, at today’s annual Freshman Achievement Luncheon.

Freshmen who earned a 3.4 GPA or higher during their first semester at Saint Peter’s College were honored at today’s event, which was held in McIntyre Lounge.  Ninety six freshmen from as close as Jersey City and as far as Nepal were recognized, which is an increase of almost 30 more students than last year. 

“This annual event provides us with the opportunity to celebrate our students’ academic achievements and display to them that what they have accomplished is something that should be recognized and noted,” said Elizabeth Cappelluti Sheehy, dean of freshman and sophomores at Saint Peter’s College. “We hope the support encourages them to continue to dedicate themselves to their academic success.”

 The luncheon provided students with the opportunity to meet with likeminded students as well as faculty who could discuss some of the advantages that are available to them as high-achieving students.

Members of the Saint Peter’s College community from a variety of departments addressed the students during the program and shared advice and some potential opportunities, which may be a part of their future. Some examples include the Alpha Sigma Nu honor society, study abroad programs, graduate school and special scholarships. Following the program, recipients were presented with certificates from their first year faculty advisors.

Congratulations to all of the students who were honored today! The Saint Peter’s College community is certain it will see further achievements from this impressive group of students!