Success Stories

Printing with a Purpose

University Communications & Marketing | 01/23/2024
An empty plastic Powerade bottle kicked off an unexpected journey for three Saint Francis University Biology/Pre-Medicine majors. Their quest for free filament to use in their personal 3-D printers has blossomed into something truly extraordinary.

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

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.

Madeline Berry Profile

SFU First Destination Report | 10/05/2019
A position as an AmeriCorps Environmental Steward awaited Madeline Berry after she graduated with a B.A. in History in 2016. Her major allowed her to cultivate an awareness of current environmental problems and their connection to the past giving her a unique perspective on climate issues.

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.

Tiffany Farabaugh's MBA Led to Her Dream Career at Amazon

Tiffany Farabaugh’s incredible drive led her to a career at one of the largest retailers in the world. After achieving her undergraduate degree in her home state of Montana, Tiffany joined the Army in 2006 as a 2nd Lieutenant.