Faculty Spotlight John Valkovci 2021

Dr. Thomas Woods | 02/23/2021
John Valkovci is a Renaissance Man: a United States Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corp litigator, Department of Justice Assistant United States Attorney, certified auto mechanic who restores classic muscle cars, and devoted family man.

Faculty Spotlight Dr. Denise Damico 2020

Editor's note: Dr. Denise Damico thinks of herself not as a teacher of history, but rather as an evangelical missionary for the cause of learning History. Her passion lies in showing others that learning about the past can make the world a better place today and in the future.” This profile of Dr. Damico, was shared by her colleague Dr. Thomas Woods. Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Denise Damico Associate Professor of History, Department Chair Confucius’ declaration to “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” rings as true today as when he first postulated the precept

Wadler Fleurina Alumni Profile

SFU First Destination Report | 07/16/2019
From the island of Haiti to the pine-covered mountains of Saint Francis University, it has been a long, but fortuitous journey for Wadler Fleurina, MPAS, PA-C, MB (ASCP). Growing up in an orphanage in Haiti, Wadler knew he wanted to work in the medical field.

Nicholas Redden: From SFU to The Cleveland Clinic

Nicholas Redden is a 2018 SFU graduate and a physical therapist with the Cleveland Clinic in outpatient sports rehabilitation. Here, the Clearfield County native recounts the path that lead him to Saint Francis and what he’s been up to since graduation.

Diving In With Mike Amenti

Mike Amenti originally enrolled at Saint Francis University in 2007 as a Communications major, but like many first year students, he was very uncertain with what he wanted to do in life at that point. He took a wide variety of business, health and even scuba courses.

Candace Rupert: A Disney Hero

Candace Rupert ‘18 is truly living the motto of Saint Francis University, “Become That Someone.” Candace remembers falling in love with the ocean when she was in second grade and presented a research project on stingrays. From that moment on she knew she wanted a career in helping save the ocean and all of its inhabitants.

Vanessa Valovage Profile

Vanessa remembers the day well. She was in 6th grade and was helping her mom set up their church for a retreat event. Young adults from NET Ministries were visiting her parish for the day to encourage youth how to embrace their faith and cultivate a personal relationship with Christ. Vanessa showed some interest and was invited to join the other teenagers to participate in the day-long retreat. The joy and energy from that day stayed with Vanessa through middle school and high school. When it came time to choose a college, Vanessa found Saint Francis University and was excited to get involved

Alex Kiepert: Building a Future in Finance

Alex Kiepert is a freshman double majoring in Accounting and Finance at the Shields School of Business . He is a member of the Red Flash golf team and is involved in Enactus , uWork , Student Government Association , The Honors Program , Class Council, Student Philanthropy Ambassadors, Apple Leadership Team, National Society of Leadership and Success, and the Flash Leadership Institute. Why did you choose SFU? Saint Francis University has been a school that was always in the back of my head throughout my college search. What ultimately made me pick Saint Francis was that it is twenty-five

Teresa Reid: Fueling her Future

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates the U.S. has likely surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of crude oil. Sophomore Teresa Reid is inspired by the growth of the industry in the U.S., and is looking to the future when she can toss her hat into the ring and work with some of the best petroleum and natural gas engineers in the world. “Out of all of the engineering fields, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (PNGE) was most intriguing to me because of the opportunities stemming from growth of the industry in the U.S.,” said Reid. Since well

Ali Evans: Seizing Every Business Opportunity

Ali Evans is a Finance and Accounting major at the Shields School of Business . She is graduating in December 2018. Why did you major in Accounting and Finance? I came to this school as a Chemistry major. I didn’t really know at the time what I wanted to do. My freshman year, I decided to go on the Spring Break in London trip with the Shields School of Business. That’s where I fell in love with the London financial district. We toured the Bank of England and Lloyds of London , and met with several alumni who work there. When I got home I immediately spoke with Dr. Logue and Dr. Frye about