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Shawn Burick

Posted by Alexander Byers on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

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“I gave 110% to the military and now I give 110% to my studies at Saint Vincent College. Please know that I have shown you my communications commitment to excellence.”
-Shawn Burick, communication major and 25-year U.S. Army combat veteran, during a presentation detailing his work with communication equipment on deployment. Shawn’s assignments took him around the world from the U.S. to combat missions in Korea, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq.

Topics: communication, service, Alexander Byers, Shawn Burick, military, Army, veteran

Lou Tate

Posted by Thomas Fitzsimmons on Thu, Feb 09, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
“I’ve always had this dream to travel and explore the history of my faith. Saint Vincent has provided me the opportunity to go above and beyond those dreams, and make them a reality. I wasn’t really sure what to expect upon entering the Vatican, but when I went in, I was lost for words. Having Mass with the Pope, seeing thousands of people from all over the world in the same place and giving praise to God was more powerful than anything I could possibly imagine. This experience gave me so much reassurance that this world will never lose its faith in Jesus Christ.” 
-Lou Tate, junior, business management major

Topics: Italy, Pope Francis, Rome, Vatican City, Mass, Lou Tate

Olivia Cerniglia

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 12:00 PM


“As a little girl, I would attend Steelers Training Camp every summer with my family. It became a family tradition that I looked forward to as July transitioned to August. My family would ask me if I could see myself attending Saint Vincent College to pursue an education someday, and I had not given it much thought until it was time to make a game-time decision. I have always been a city girl at heart, but visited a number of large state institutions and smaller private colleges. The last school I decided to visit was Saint Vincent, and I knew in my heart that the search for a school was over. Well, that someday turned into today, where I have never questioned that game-time decision. If somebody had told that little girl that she would attend Saint Vincent when she grew up, she probably would not have believed it ... and now she could not be happier to be a Bearcat.”

-Olivia Cerniglia, C'19 

Topics: Steelers, Saint Vincent College, Olivia Cerniglia, training camp

Luke Good

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

“Picking a college out of a hat isn’t necessarily ideal. I was really indecisive about where I wanted to go for the next four years. During high school, I always thought I would attend the usual, Pitt or Penn State. I ended up falling in love with another school, but when the tuition was too expensive, I had to quickly pick another school. Eventually, I decided to pick out of a hat. I pulled SVC, but didn’t want to go there, so I threw it back in. I then reshuffled and picked SVC again. I’m fortunate that God put me here at Saint Vincent. The opportunities I have been exposed to have been so fulfilling and worthwhile. I wouldn’t trade my years here for anything!”
-Luke Good, C’18, Marketing Major

Topics: Humans of SVC, Cristy Marsh, college life, Luke Good

Del Bredniak

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 12:00 PM


“I have three passions in life; spikeball, Walt Disney World and making people smile! What I love about Saint Vincent is that it has helped me grow these passions on a day-to-day basis. I never heard of spikeball until I came here; I am now the club president and host tournaments every semester! My dream job is to work for Walt Disney World on their PR team. SVC has set me on the right path to make my dream a reality. I love putting a smile on every person’s face that I talk to. It makes me feel better about myself when I can make others smile. Thanks SVC for making it easy for me!”

-Del Bredniak, Communication Major '18

Topics: Saint Vincent College, Humans of SVC, Cristy Marsh, Spikeball, Disney World, Del Bredniak

Tammy Marsh

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

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”What are your possibilities once you become part of the Saint Vincent College family? I began my SVC career 12 years ago part-time in the Welcome Booth on the 3-11 p.m. shift, then I became full-time in the Facilities Management Office. From there I went to the Registrar’s office as a secretary and finally for the last five years, I have been the administrative assistant to the dean of the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing. I love the community of Saint Vincent College; being that I have worked in several different areas, I have made a lot of friendships throughout the college. My daughters have grown up coming to SVC events and all three started their college education at SVC their senior year of high school. I like to say: You can go anywhere from Saint Vincent College.”

-Tammy Marsh, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing

Topics: Saint Vincent College, Humans of SVC, Cristy Marsh, success, Tammy Marsh, Boyer

Courtney Kahl

Posted by Alexander Byers on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 09:58 AM

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“Growing up in the Derry/Latrobe area, finding a summer/fall internship near home and close to SVC was extremely important to me. Saint Vincent College has helped me to find an internship in human resources, which is my focus of study, at Idlewild & SoakZone. Not only did I learn the basics and all aspects of HR at Idlewild, but I also had a great experience learning about the amusement park industry during my internship experience. The Latrobe area has always had a strong place in my heart, and Saint Vincent was able to connect me with an opportunity to stay local, as well as having a fun and rewarding internship.”

-Courtney Kahl

Topics: internship, Latrobe, Humans of SVC, Idlewild, Human Resources

Samantha Sluger

Posted by Cristy Marsh on Thu, Oct 13, 2016 @ 12:03 PM


"Coming to Saint Vincent, I did not know what to expect of the people here. I am from Germantown, Maryland (about 45-50 minutes away from D.C.), and the culture/people are so different back home compared to SVC. People actually open doors for you, say "Hi," and are just generally decent human beings. I have met some really awesome people, and some who have been not so awesome.  The communication department is so nice. I am so glad I decided to major in Comm. because the staff is really amazing and is willing to work with you on everything. Being here at Saint Vincent has been pretty solid so far, and I cannot wait to see where the rest of my college career takes me."

-Samantha Sluger, Class of 2018, Communication Major

Topics: communication, Humans of SVC, Cristy Marsh, Samantha Sluger

Jamie Sherry

Posted by Alexander Byers on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM


“Saint Vincent was my first choice college when I made my first list of places to apply to. This campus feels like home to me - warm and welcoming no matter who you are or where you’re from. If you need help, all you have to do is ask, and if the person you asked doesn’t know the answer, it’s pretty likely that someone he or she knows will be able to answer.

-Jamie Sherry

Topics: Humans of SVC, Saint Vincent, home, Jamie Sherry

Elspeth Mizner

Posted by Alexander Byers on Mon, Oct 10, 2016 @ 04:04 PM

“Being the daughter of two alumni of Saint Vincent College, I immediately felt at home during my first few weeks as a freshman. The amount of activities and ways to get involved made it very easy to feel a part of the SVC community. Everyone welcomed you with open arms and made you feel like a Bearcat from the start, which made the transition much easier. The abundance of welcomes and smiles throughout the first few days made me feel that I have always been here. I couldn’t imagine calling any other place home for the next few years.”
-Elspeth Mizner, C’20, Communication Major

Topics: Community, communication, Humans of SVC, Elspeth Mizner

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Cristy Marsh is a sophomore communication major with a minor in photography. She is the Treasurer of Saint Vincent’s club MAD COMM, a staff photographer for the college’s paper The Review, and a student photographer for the communication and marketing office. Outside of school, Cristy’s family owns five horses and she barrel races competitively. Cristy is also in the midst of starting her own photography business “Cristy Mae Photography” and specializes in senior portraits.

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Colin McLaughlin is a senior Communication major at Saint Vincent College. He is the Chairperson of the Activities Programming Board and an Admissions Ambassador. Through Colin’s involvement at Saint Vincent College, he has learned the importance of the Benedictine value of Community and loves working to bring the campus together. Colin is very excited to be a part of the blog Humans of SVC as the Managing Editor! 

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