My Dad would talk about the mission of St. John’s University—and how going to St. John’s was about more than just getting an education. It was also about a commitment to service. Funny thing was—at first, like many of my peers, I looked at St. John’s and saw an opportunity to celebrate the great tradition of college basketball while also getting an education. I didn’t realize at first that what my parents were saying and doing as I grew up—namely the importance of the Vincentian mission—would ring true in my life in such a profound and lasting manner, day in and day out. It is this—a Vincentian education in the way of service that gave me the foundation to succeed. To this very day, it guides and helps me grow personally and professionally.
"An Alumnus Learns and Serves: Vincentian Mission in Education,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 2
, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol2/iss3/10