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 […]

Build a Brighter Future on Saint Peter Day 2021

The third annual Saint Peter Day—on Wednesday, April 7—comes at a critical time for our students. As they prepare for an ever-changing world, they rely on scholarship support to make the dream of affording a Saint Peter’s education a reality. This year, your gift will help provide critical scholarship support—and thanks to the generous offer […]

Graduating First-Generation in a Global Pandemic: A Feature on Adrista Ramirez ’21

Gineen K. Abuali ’21 wrote the following profile about her fellow classmate Adrista Ramirez ’21. The feature was recently published by the Center for First-Generation Student Success.  Many students would admit that they are nervous and afraid about leaving college for the “real world.” This feeling is multiplied when they are the first in their […]

Saint Peter’s Celebrates Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month celebrates and encourages the study and observance of the vital role of women in American history. Saint Peter’s will be celebrating throughout the month of March. Below is a list of upcoming events planned at this time. Please continue to check The Peacock Press for updates as well as registration and Zoom […]

Press Releases

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 […]

Hearts & Minds to Raise Funds Virtually to Ensure Students Continued Success

Jersey City, N.J. – March 2, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University today announced its plans to raise much-needed funds for student scholarship via a virtual event. Hearts & Minds: The Saint Peter’s University Scholarship Celebration will take place virtually this year on Friday, May 7 and will honor four members of the University community: Patricia […]

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Elizabeth Sullivan Named President-Elect of the Board of Directors for the National Catholic College Admission Association

Jersey City, N.J. – February 28, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University today announced that Elizabeth Sullivan, vice president for enrollment management and marketing, has been appointed president-elect of the Board of Directors for the National Catholic College Admission Association (CCAA). Sullivan began her three-year term in October 2020. The  term consists of one year as president-elect, which she […]

Saint Peter’s University Announces Zero Tuition Promise for Eligible New Jersey Residents

Jersey City, N.J. – January 26, 2021 – Saint Peter’s University today announced the launch of its Gateway Tuition Program, a zero tuition promise (tuition, comprehensive fees and new student orientation fee) for New Jersey residents that meet qualifying criteria. Through a financial aid application (FAFSA) review, the University will identify students’ eligibility for the program, which […]

NJBIZ Names Saint Peter’s University President to Education Power 50

Jersey City, N.J. – September 14, 2020 – Saint Peter’s is proud to announce that Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of the University, was named to the 2020 NJBIZ Education Power 50 list. The NJBIZ Education Power 50 list profiles leaders at education institutions who are “responsible for managing [education] organizations, making policies that directly […]