SJC Student Headed To Yale University

May 05, 2009

Student Receives One Of Seven Slots In Competitive MBA Program

PATCHOGUE, NY MAY 6, 2009 St. Josephs College is pleased to announce that senior student and 2009 class valedictorian, Brennin Kroog, has been accepted into the very competitive Silver Scholars program at Yale University in New Haven, CT. With the average age of a Silver Scholar being 28, the 22-year-old Kroog has already been named the number one Financial Advisor in his age bracket on the east coast by Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.
"The charitable influence and core liberal arts education I received while in high school and at St. Joes helped with my acceptance into Yale, said Brennin Kroog. "I have been blessed with this opportunity.

For fall 2009, the Silver Scholars Program at the Yale School of Management admitted only seven applicants out of hundreds vying for acceptance. The three-year MBA program includes a year studying the basic skills of management within the core curricula, a year interning at a corporation, with past Scholars obtaining positions at the Wall Street Journal, Pfizer and Time Magazine, and a year back at Yale concluding their studies.

Kroog is a graduate of Bellport High School and will graduate from St. Josephs in May 2009 with a bachelors degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and economics and a minor in history. He was also accepted, with scholarships, to Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Kroog currently works as a financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network and will continue with the company upon relocation. Silver Scholar graduates have gone on to secure jobs with Google, the New York Times and British Petroleum. Kroog hopes to eventually work in mergers and acquisitions at Goldman & Sachs.


St. Josephs 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 over 23 majors, special course offerings and certifications, affiliated and pre-professional programs through its School of Arts and Sciences and its School of Professional and Graduate Studies.