SFU Traditions: The Maurice Stokes Story

No story embodies this lesson of servant leadership quite like that of the friendship between Saint Francis grad Maurice Stokes '55 and his Cincinnati Royals teammate Jack Twyman. The Meaning Behind Become That Someone Our university motto “become that someone” speaks to our Catholic-Franciscan mission to help students become compassionate, caring, successful professionals. The values of faith, generosity , respect, discovery, and joy run deep in our culture and attract students with a desire to become that someone who makes a difference in the lives of others. An Unbreakable Bond The idea of

On Becoming That Someone 2017

The following story was published in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Saint Francis Magazine, but its message still resonates with the students, faculty and staff. To "Become That Someone" is a theme that remains relevant today, and every day. A poster that once hung above the bed of Maurice Stokes read, “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.” This quote sums up perfectly the inspirational brotherhood of former Saint Francis basketball star Maurice Stokes and his NBA teammate Jack Twyman , and, over the course of this year, has also started to ring true for many of Saint

From Saint Francis to San Francisco: Lorenzo Jerome Signs With NFL Team

Saint Francis University star Lorenzo Jerome has been signed to the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent. Lorenzo is set to become the first Red Flash player to play in the NFL since Joe Restic (Philadelphia Eagles) in 1952. “We have an agreement on a three-year deal,” Lorenzo told the Tribune Democrat . He is headed to San Francisco this week to meet with coaches and finalize the deal. During the NFL draft , Lorenzo and his SFU family were on pins and needles. Coach Chris Villarreal tried to provide some perspective. “I was able to talk to him to him and keep him calm,” he told the

Red Flash Star Lorenzo Jerome Awaits Word on 2017 NFL Draft

Saint Francis is on the brink of sending its first Red Flash player to the NFL since 1945, thanks to Lorenzo Jerome. The Criminal Justice major is graduating next weekend with his fellow seniors, but it's his plans this weekend that are sure to rack his nerves. Lorenzo is eligible for the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia, and is hoping be picked up by Day 3. Prior to his impressive collegiate career at Saint Francis , Lorenzo was raised in Florida and born in New York City. “My favorite team growing up was the New York Giants because I was born in Manhattan,” Lorenzo told the Altoona Mirror . “I

SFU Students Prep for Professional Life With Dining Etiquette Course

Having good table manners may seem like a simple concept, but in the business world, every misstep can leave a lasting impression on employers and colleagues. To college students preparing for professional life after graduation, learning dining etiquette is essential for a successful career. Beth McGregor, Associate Director of Career Services , recently invited SFU alum and independent etiquette consultant Pat Cataldo (Economics '66) to dine with students and educate them on proper restaurant behavior. One session was tailored for student athletes. “There really is a lot to learn. Good