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Saint Peter’s College unique in dropping Undergraduate admissions apllication fee

Saint Peter’s Sets New NJ Standard By Dropping $35 Fee Jersey City, NJ – Saint Peter‚s College will become the first four-year college or university in New Jersey to drop its undergraduate application fee according to Joe Giglio, the College’s Director of Admissions. Interested students will no longer be charged a $35 fee.

Dr. Richard Petriello Named Associate Dean

Dr. Richard Petriello (Bloomfield, NJ), who has taught at Saint Peter’s College since 1974, has been named the Associate Dean of the undergraduate college. He will continue to teach biology courses at the College and will now assist Dean Gene Cornacchia in various academic initiatives. The announcement was made by the College’s Academic Vice President, Dr. Alexandra Gregory.

Bridge Construction Begins

Work has begun on the Saint Peter’s Walkway, a pedestrian bridge that will span Kennedy Boulevard linking the East and West campus of Saint Peter’s College. Work on the Walkway will be completed during the fall semester.

Saint Peter’s College Uses Department of Higher Education Grant

The Saint Peter’s College Department of Education has instituted New Jersey’s first college-run “Future Teachers Club” to interest urban, minority students in a teaching career. The club is funded through a grant from the New Jersey Department of Higher Education.
The Club allows students from 10 Hudson County high schools to spend a day at Saint Peter’s to learn about the teaching profession and what skills are necessary to become a teacher. The grant also provides for each school to have a paid coordinator who assists the students with regularly scheduled meetings and discussions.

Jack Savage Will Retire as Assistant to President at Saint Peter’s College

Jack Savage, who has served as Assistant to the President, Government and Community Affairs at Saint Peter’s College for the last six years will retire from his post at the end of June. Along with his work at the College, which included serving as Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Savage helped improve the quality of life for Jersey City residents.