Twenty Years Later: Dr. Poiani Recounts Saint Peter’s Response to 9/11

On September 9, 2021 the Saint Peter’s community gathered to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Eileen L. Poiani, Ph.D., special assistant to the president/professor of mathematics and chair of the Sustainability Council, shared her account of what campus was like on that tragic day. Read more about the event in an article from The […]

Summer Interns Learn the Importance of Government in Health & Wellness

“It has been an eye opener.” These were the words that political science major Adjeilyne Akrong ’21 used to describe her experience in her summer internship with the Department of Health and Human Services in Jersey City. Akrong worked under the guidance of Linda Ivory-Green, director of the Division of Community Health and Wellness, which […]

Make College a Reality: Double the Pell

Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s University, wrote this opinion piece in support of the campaign to double Pell Grants. The op-ed was published by The Star-Ledger on July 13.    On a regular basis my email inbox is filled with messages from parents, faculty and alumni who share stories about the students […]

Q&A with the Valedictorian of the Class of 2021

As commencement approaches for the Class of 2021, Valedictorian Chantal Chacho ’21 took a few minutes to look back on her time at Saint Peter’s University. She is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in psychology. What is your favorite Saint Peter’s memory? There are so many incredible memories I can […]

Highlights from the Virtual Hearts & Minds Celebration

On Friday, May 7, the Saint Peter’s University community gathered to celebrate the first virtual Hearts & Minds: The Saint Peter’s University Scholarship Celebration in support of the General Scholarship Fund. The evening included an awards presentation, live fund-a-scholar auction and a special performance by members of the Aidan C. McMullen Chorale. The honorees for this year’s […]

Jesuit-Educated Graduates Provide Shelter and Support in Local Community

This article was originally published in the May 2021 edition of Connections, a publication of the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities (AJCU).  A Jesuit education is one that infuses principles set forth by St. Ignatius of Loyola into every aspect of educational life—from academics, to student activities and beyond. Whether Saint Peter’s University students […]

Saint Peter’s Business Students Take Second Place in International Ethics Competition

By Marilú Marcillo, Ph.D., associate professor of business For the first time Saint Peter’s University competed in the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBESCC), the oldest and most distinguished intercollegiate business ethics competition of its kind. The 2021 IBESCC was held virtually on April 8 and 9 by Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business Administration […]

Hogan the Hero: A Success Story from the Saint Peter’s Puppy Club

Saint Peter’s is a proud host of the Canine Companions program on the University’s campus. The program partners student volunteers with service dogs in-training through the Saint Peter’s Puppy Club. Students involved in the program spend a year and a half training a puppy with the ultimate goal of having them placed as a service […]

Press Releases

The Campus Kitchen at Saint Peter’s University to Serve its 100,000th Meal

Jersey City, N.J. – September 16, 2021 – The Campus Kitchen at Saint Peter’s University, a volunteer-based kitchen that keeps food from being wasted and provides nutritious meals for those in need, is proud to announce that it will serve its 100,000th meal since its inception in 2014. The University will commemorate the milestone with […]

Saint Peter’s Announces the Launch of the University’s Sesquicentennial Year

Jersey City, N.J. – September 10, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University today announced official plans to commemorate the institution’s Sesquicentennial year, which will officially kick off with a flag raising and launch celebration on September 15. To honor its 150-year anniversary, the University unveiled a logo, theme and website as well as plans for events […]

Saint Peter’s is Awarded a $250,000 Grant by The Theresa and Edward O’Toole Foundation for the Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library

Jersey City, N.J. – August 31, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University announced today that it has been awarded a $250,000 grant by The Theresa and Edward O’Toole Foundation for capital improvements to the University’s Theresa and Edward O’Toole Library. The grant will be used for modernization and energy efficient upgrades, largely centered on the replacement […]

Saint Peter’s University Elects Six New Members to the Board of Trustees

Jersey City, N.J. – August 16, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University Board of Trustees announced the election of six new board members, which include Noreen D. Beaman, CPA ’86, president of Orion Advisor Solutions; Julia M. DiGioia, M.D., F.A.C.S. ’73, regional director of breast surgical oncology for Hudson County for Englewood Health; George E. Martin, […]

Class of 2020 and 2021 Commencement Speakers Announced

Jersey City, N.J. – May 4, 2021 –Saint Peter’s today announced the speakers for the University’s virtual commencement exercises for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021. On Friday, May 21, Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder and director of the world’s largest gang-intervention and rehabilitation program, Homeboy Industries, will address the Class of […]