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The Saint Francis University Alumni Association promotes and strengthens lifelong relationships with the worldwide Saint Francis community through communication, event programming, and services. Led by the volunteer advisory Board of Directors, the Alumni Association supports events for alumni and students alike, including Mentorship Week, Alumnifire, and eight Alumni Association scholarships for the children, stepchildren, and grandchildren of alumni. 

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As thanks for making these and other initiatives possible, Alumni Association dues-paying members enjoy free tickets to select football games, basketball games, and theatre productions every semester, as well as discounts at the bookstore and Immergrun Golf Course. 

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Saint Francis University to match 11th ACVVC Scholarships

Bill Karabinos, 11th ACVVC Chaplain | 11/30/2023
The following announcement originally appeared in the membership newsletter of the 11th Armored Calvary’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia. SFU is proud to partner with the organization on this new matching scholarship initiative. The author, Blandin ‘Bill’ Karabinos, is an SFU 1960 alumnus with a degree in philosophy. You can read his inspiring story here . Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania has a nationally known and stellar reputation as a “military friendly” school. That reputation could easily date back to the 1860s, over 160 years ago, when a terrible civil war divided our

Alumni Profile: Blandin ‘Bill’ Karabinos

Rachel (Vasilko) Heckman '13 | 11/29/2023
"My Life is a Miracle” A tale of service to God and country As a young boy growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, Blandin ‘Bill’ Karabinos would spend every summer and holiday at his grandparents’ home in Loretto. He would chat with the Franciscan TORs in his grandma’s kitchen, play basketball with Maurice Stokes in Doyle Hall, make friends with veterans attending college after their return from World War II, and eventually, attend the seminary and be ordained to the priesthood himself. Once, while picking blackberries with one of his mentors, Fr. Vincent Burke, TOR, Bill first learned the French

Public Health Alumni Spotlight

University Communications & Marketing | 09/12/2023
Amongst the public health scene are five SFU alumni who have embarked on inspiring journeys, each contributing uniquely to the field. Read the stories of Lucy Rojas, Christine Yakicic, Makenna Topka, Joe Theiss, and Hannah Anderson.

Nursing alumnae finds success at Walter Reed

University Communications & Marketing | 08/29/2023
Abigail Cooper, a 2012 BSN graduate from Saint Francis University, was recently profiled by her employer, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. in the the article, A Nursing Story: Answering the Call to Serve one Patient at a Time, appearing on Aug. 23, 2023.

Finance alum named among Forbes Top Next-Wealth Advisors

University Communications & Marketing | 08/25/2023
Andrew Krout, a 2013 SFU alumni in Finance, has been recognized by Forbes as one of the Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors: Best in State for 2023. Andrew is a Wealth Advisor and Co-Chief Investment Officer at DeGroote Financial Group in Boston.

Class of 2027 Flash Facts

University Communications & Marketing | 08/22/2023
This week the Class of 2027 officially started their undergraduate college journey at Saint Francis University. Learn more about the incoming class.

Hot off the presses: Saint Francis University Magazine

University Communications & Marketing | 03/14/2023
The latest issue of the Saint Francis University Magazine (2022 Year in Review) is hot off the printing presses. Features stories include: Medical Mission Trips: Stories of alumni who view service as a core part of their identity as healthcare professionals. Forbes 30 Under 30: SFU’s first graduate is named to this prestigious list for his contributions to the finance field. 175th Anniversary Year in Review: SFU celebrated its successes in 2022 and looked back over 175 years of excellence.