University News

SFU Receives $1 Million Dollar ARC POWER Grant for Aviation Maintenance Technician School

University Marketing & Communications | 10/18/2022
Saint Francis University has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to launch an Aviation Maintenance Technician School. The new Aviation Maintenance Technician School will be sited at the John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County Airport and will offer a 14 CFR 147-certified training curriculum for Aviation Maintenance Technicians.

SFU named to the Forbes 2022 America’s Top 500 Colleges List

Marie Young | 10/14/2022
Saint Francis University has landed on the prestigious list of Forbes 2022 America’s Top 500 Colleges. In its annual list, Forbes ranked colleges and universities in the U.S. based on the return on investment and outcomes top schools delivered for their students. According to Forbes, their methodology highlighted schools whose students graduated on time, secured high salaries and low debt; and went on to have successful careers. In addition to the traditional ranking criteria of graduation rates and alumni salaries, Forbes factored in high-level achievements of students and graduates as an

Upcoming Mentorship Week Plans Set

Career Services & Alumni Engagement | 10/13/2022
SFU welcomes more than 100 alumni and community mentors to campus Oct. 17- 22. The event is an excellent way for current students to benefit from the professional expertise of past graduates, many of whom are returning to campus for Homecoming celebrations that weekend.

Washington Monthly names SFU to three distinction lists

Marie Young | 09/26/2022
Washington Monthly recently released its annual 2022 College Guide with Saint Francis University landing on three distinction lists: #23 Best Bang for the Buck in the Northeast #19 Top 200 Master's Universities Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll Since 2005, the Washington Monthly has ranked colleges based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service.

Saint Francis University Chemistry Honor Society Helps Bring Science to Kids

The Saint Francis University Chemistry Honor Society teamed up with The Quaint Corner Children's Museum to bring chemistry kits to kids. A $500 grant from the Chemistry Honor Society Gamma Sigma Epsilon National office allowed Saint Francis to donate chemistry supplies for ten chemistry kits distributed to local libraries and institutions in Blair County. These kits allow staff to conduct science experiments for children and showcase basic chemistry lessons during organized activities. The kits were assembled by The Quaint Corner Children's Museum in Altoona. Each kit includes the book "Real

2021 President's Awards Convocation held at SFU

Highlights from the President’s Awards Convocation View Event Video Explore the Photo Galley Download the Program The President’s Awards Convocation was held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in the Maurice Stokes Athletics Center. The opening prayer was led by Rev. Matthew Simons, T.O.R., Director of Campus Ministry, following by the National Anthem by Isabella Tuttoilmondo. Speaker for the evening was Dr. John Miko, Associate Dean of the Shields School of Business. The Awards Convocation was hosted by Honors students, Andrew Crusciel, an English-Pre Law major from Loretto, PA, and Megan Wood, a

2021 Pennsylvania Statistical Poster Competition Winners

The Science Outreach Center and Mathematics Department at Saint Francis University is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition. The annual state competition is in its twenty-fifth year overall, and is coordinated for the thirteenth year by Saint Francis University. Cash awards of $96 for first place, $72 for second place, $48 for third place, and $24 for fourth place in each of four grade levels are awarded to the students who submitted winning posters. External financial support is provided by several regional and state professional organizations

Saint Francis University Now Accepting Submissions for New Literary Magazine

Attention aspiring artists and authors! The English Department at Saint Francis University is now accepting submissions from high school students for their new online magazine, New Constellations. Students looking to be published in the inaugural issue can submit their work starting May 15th through June 15th, 2021. Submission categories include fiction, flash fiction, micro fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Visual art may also be submitted including photographs sketches, and paintings. To submit your work, visit You may also contact the magazine