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Nearly 340 smiling graduates received degrees during SJC Brooklyn's 99th annual commencement.
Come to SJC Brooklyn's Graduate Open House June 26 at 5 p.m., and learn how you can benefit from a St. Joseph's College education.
Admitted students can attend a registration event, meet with an academic adviser and select classes for fall 2018.
“I feel like it still hasn’t hit me yet (that I graduated). Once I’m home at night, I’ll reflect on the day, but as of now I’m just happy. And I feel lucky to have my family here with me. I really liked SJC because it’s a small college. All the classes are very intimate. All the professors I had, I felt I could email. They were always there for me. I’m coming back for my master’s actually because I really loved the professors. So I’ll be there for two more years. So six full years at St. Joseph’s.” —Hinojosa received a job offer before graduation. She will be a bilingual special education teacher in Queens this fall.
“After graduating with my M.B.A. from St. Joseph’s College, I’m now more prepared to explore my options. This opens a new chapter in my life. SJC gave me an opportunity to do something I never thought I would be able to do.” —Duque is a NYPD Police Officer.
Journalism and New Media Studies
“My experience at St. Joseph’s was absolutely unique. I don’t know that it could be replicated at any other college. It was amazing. It was a great experience. Everyone was just super welcoming and there was a sense of community. Coming from super far away and then not having to feel alone ever was nice.” —Darris traveled all the way from Hawaii to attend SJC Brooklyn.
“This was something I had to do for my own self-worth. This was something I started when I was 20, and now I’ve finished it. My time at St. Joseph’s was wonderful. The professors and the students were full of energy and very helpful.” —Wilson is a U.S. Army veteran.
“At St. Joseph’s, I grew up with the small environment of an away college as well as the excitement of going to a school in New York City. They taught me much more than my undergraduate degree of chemistry. They taught me people skills, they taught me how to interact with the community, they taught me to give back and to be an all-around good individual.” —Gomez will be writing a book over the summer and going to grad school in the fall for forensics.
“I hope seeing me graduate is an inspiration to my children. It’s been a long and hard road, but I’m very happy I made it this far. My experience at St. Joseph’s was great because the faculty was flexible. My dad was ill during the time I was trying to finish my bachelor’s, so I was managing him being sick, my children and working full time. It was a long and tough road, but I made it. I’m very happy that I made it this far.” —Juarbe is a U.S. Army Reserves veteran.