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.
Two members of the Saint Peter’s College English department, Dr. Victoria Sullivan (New York, NY) and Katheryn White (Ocean Grove, NJ), will have their plays performed in New York and New Jersey, respectively, this summer.
Saint Peter’s College Education Associate Professor James Jacobson (Secaucus, NJ) and Board of Trustees member John Ferguson (Park Ridge, NJ) were honored on May 11 with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Jacobson and Ferguson, along with 132 other outstanding Americans working in government, healthcare, industry, education, sports and entertainment, including such notables as Joe Garagiola, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and former FBI Director Louis Freeh, received their awards at a black tie dinner in Ellis Island’s Great Hall.
Saint Peter’s College will conduct its 111th Commencement on Sunday, May 19 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. The 11 a.m. ceremony will salute a graduating class of more than 800 full-time, part-time, evening and graduate students.
Anna Barthold, a junior women’s basketball player from Sundsvall, Sweden, will represent Saint Peter’s College May 26-31 at the NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Barthold, who majors in International Business and Trade, will attend the conference, which takes place in conjunction with the NCAA’s CHAMPS/Life Skills Programs (CHAMPS stands for Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success).
Six Saint Peter’s College students were recently inducted into the Saint Peter’s College chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English Honor Society.
Saint Peter’s College student, faculty, administrators and alumni will celebrate the Spring season and the winding down of the academic year with the second annual Peacock Palooza on Saturday, May 4. The event, which is expected to attract more than 800, kicks off at 3 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m.
The Saint Peter’s College Athletic Hall of Fame will add 10 new members in 2002, Director of Athletics William A. Stein announced today. The new honorees will join the Hall of Fame at its annual induction dinner on October 5. The latest honorees are: Evan Americo (men’s tennis, 1990); Stephanie DeWolfe (women’s basketball, 1997); Bob Ernest (honorary); Stan Fryczinski (Hall of Fame Special Achievement, 1975); Lisa Giaconia (women’s cross country and track, 1997); Randy Holmes (men’s basketball, 1997); Bill Mealia (Harold F. Wrightington Special Service Award, 1960); Joe Nowicki (football, 1983); Chris Pini (baseball, 1996); Karl Rose (men’s swimming, 1997).
Carol Gomez (West Paterson, NJ), a student at Passaic County Technical Institute, won the $10,000 first-place prize in the first Guarini Center for Governmental Affairs Oratorical Contest at Saint Peter’s College on Friday. Gomez beat 14 other students who presented speeches entitled “Defining the American Dream and Its Impact on Me.” More than $20,000 in total prize money was awarded.
Saint Peter’s College Global Outreach Honduras 2002 Program will conduct a Special Mass and reception to celebrate the Feast of our Lady of Suyapa, Patroness of Honduras, on Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m. The service will be conducted on the College’s Jersey City campus in the Roy Irving Theater. The event is open to the public and sponsored by the College’s Campus Ministry and Community Services