Alumni Spotlight: Bryan Gill '06, M.B.A. '10

Lifelong Connections: Bryan Gill '06, M.B.A. '10 Goes Above and Beyond for His Alma Mater
by Eric Haun ’12

In the early 2000s, Bryan Gill, ’06, M.B.A. ’10, chose to get involved at St. Joseph’s College. To this day, he has not turned back.

Mr. Gill earned both of his degrees from St. Joseph’s College’s Long Island Campus — a bachelor’s in business administration with a minor in accounting, and master’s degree in management with a human resources concentration — in 2006 and 2010, respectively. As an undergraduate student, Mr. Gill served as vice president of the Student Government Association and president of the Accounting and Business Club, pledged Delta Psi Omega fraternity (now Alpha Phi Delta) and competed for the Golden Eagles cross-country team.

Though Mr. Gill has since graduated, he has continued to contribute to the College, now as an alumnus, employee and member of the SJC community. Using the word “active,” to describe Mr. Gill’s present involvement at St. Joseph’s would be an enormous understatement.

Currently the assistant to the dean of students and director of intramurals at SJC, Mr. Gill is the vice president of SJC’s Long Island Alumni Association, a representative for Council for the Arts and a member of the school’s annual Golf Classic, Scholarship Gala, staff barbeque and Danzi celebration committees.

But wait, there’s more.

Mr. Gill is also the moderator for Alpha Phi Delta fraternity and Habitat for Humanity club, Freshman Year Experience facilitator, orientation adviser, graduation volunteer and alumni hooding coordinator, adjunct lecturer of physical education and Eucharistic minister (both at St. Joseph’s College and at his parish, Sts. Philip and James).

If your head was spinning trying to read that list, imagine how Mr. Gill must feel when he is trying to balance all of those responsibilities. He is not shy to admit, “sometimes I don’t know how I handle everything that I do.”

But this SJC enthusiast credits some of his professors at SJC for imparting to him the strategic planning and organization skills required to maintain sanity while upholding such a full agenda.

“I felt that what I was learning in the classroom I was using at work,” Mr. Gill said. “My professors really hit it on target with me.”

Now a personal development trainer at Dale Carnegie in Hauppauge, Mr. Gill shares his enthusiasm and dedication with others.

“I strive to be the best person I can be at St. Joseph’s,” he said. “I try to stay connected and stay committed because it really is something special to me and something that I feel strongly about.”

Clearly St. Joseph’s College means a lot to Mr. Gill. But just as importantly, Mr. Gill means a lot to the College. In October 2012, he was awarded the Saint Catherine Medal for his service, leadership and overall dedication to SJC.

“When I was a student here, I was committed and looked forward to becoming an alumnus,” Mr. Gill said. “No matter which way my life goes, there will always be some commitment to the College. No matter where I am, I will always be a part of it. I will always help out in any way I can.”

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