SJC Welcomes New Campus Minister to L.I. Campus

Patchogue, NY – March 25, 2011 – St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce it has welcomed Patrick Tracy as the new director of campus ministry on its Long Island Campus in Patchogue, NY.

Patrick received a master’s of divinity and a master’s in theology from St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY, where he served as campus minister and adjunct professor of theology. As campus minister, Patrick worked toward guiding the education on campus about social justice and coordinating community service programs.

Prior to working at St. John’s University, Patrick served as a coordinator for youth ministry at St. Aidan’s Parish in Williston Park, NY, where he was credited with restarting its youth program by incorporating service days, youth retreats, sacramental preparation and special events.

“I have dedicated my life to the work of peace and social justice,” said Patrick Tracy. “Being a part of the St. Joseph’s College team is an excellent way to partner in the change, education and outreach that is necessary.”

Patrick brings many years of experience to St. Joseph’s College. He is active in volunteerism and has an extensive background in community service, both nationally and internationally, having volunteered for various organizations such as Pax Christi Hospice, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Habitat for Humanity and Momma’s House.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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