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"I always had an idea of getting my college education abroad. Somehow, I ended up in SVC all the way from Turkey. That could be nothing else but destiny. I gained real friends, which are the reason that I am at SVC. Going to college abroad taught me a lot of things, but the most beautiful thing I learned is to be grateful all the time. Bad things happen in our life and it happens for a reason. We learn from those bad memories. My small advice to SVC students is that they should not get upset about small things. They have their family, friends and enough money to go to college here."
"I never wanted to go to a small school; I had always pictured myself at a big school in the city. I had decided pretty early on that I wanted to go to Pitt, but then the day I was about to submit my deposit, something made me hold off and take a second look at Saint Vincent. I couldn't be happier that I did.
Two things that really stick out for me are the class sizes that allow you to interact with your professors and just the overall family feeling that the entire community has. There's just so many great people here. By coming to Saint Vincent, I know that I've made the right choice and have made friends that will last a lifetime."
Class of 2019
Computer Science Major
"Coming to Saint Vincent was easily the best decision I've made in my life so far. Some of my favorite memories come from playing on the lacrosse team. It's never a dull moment with those girls. Last year on our Spring Break trip to Florida, we had the awesome opportunity to meet and play girls on a club team from Japan. It was so cool to meet girls from another country who shared the same love for lacrosse as us."
Class of 2018
"It's bittersweet to know we are the last of our siblings to be at Saint Vincent. We came here the same year as "freshmen" -- student and monk. Saint Vincent is our home. It is where our family has grown up together, and where we have found extended family. We owe it all to God and are grateful that we get to experience this time in our lives together at such a special place."
Br. Barnabas O'Reilly C'13
Kathleen O'Reilly C'19
“As a former Steeler, there is a lot of pressure at training camp. Coach Chuck Noll was known for his intense camps – it was hard – and we often practiced twice a day. However, everyone from the maintenance staff and those who serve the meals (just everyone) are the most gracious and hospitable people. They treat me better than I deserve. Saint Vincent exudes faith, family and football; you see the love of Christ. It’s great seeing all the monks and my friends. I love coming here.”Tunch Ilkin, former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle
“Training Camp at Saint Vincent reminds me of being back in college and living in a dorm room. I’m from a small town so being here also reminds me of home. There are great people all around campus including the helpers and staff who are nice, polite and take care of you — it makes camp a lot easier. It’s a great place to be and to walk around and clear your mind.”Sammie Coates, Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver
"Until I started playing rugby, I never legitimately realized I could do anything if I put my mind to it. I was hesitant to join the team, simply because I had a difficult time convincing myself that I was capable of partaking in such a physically and mentally demanding sport. Eventually, I mustered up enough courage to go to a practice, and ever since then, I never looked back. I have not only learned the skills that it takes to be a successful player, but the sport has supplied me with empowerment, confidence and discipline. My team is the most powerful group of girls I know, and I know I have found lifelong friends in them all. I can confidently say I am the happiest I've ever been, and I know my teammates, coaches and the sport itself has helped me achieve that, along with all of the other wonderful people I've met here.”Taylor Millslagle, C’19
"Saint Vincent continues to be a place that provides wonderful opportunities! I had a great first year here and am so excited to be working for the Steelers! Here we go Steelers!"
Mariana Kuo and Leah Fertal
When I first stepped onto campus on move-in-day in August of 2013, all I could think about was the life I was leaving behind in Pittsburgh and not about all of the amazing opportunities I had in front of me. Once I realized what getting involved on campus could do for me, my college experience changed for the better. I will never be able to express how thankful I am for all the opportunities I have had here at Saint Vincent College and my biggest piece of advice that I want to leave with current students and incoming freshmen is to get involved. Find some way to get involved and find your family, whether it's a club on campus, a group of people in a residence hall hanging out or having lunch with some one new in the shack. Find a way to get involved, because after I got involved I went from not enjoying college at all to wishing that my time here would never end. With graduation a week a way, I do not regret a single day of my time here at Saint Vincent. To the students returning in the fall, especially the upcoming senior class, never wish a day away because the time will fly by. Although your time here at Saint Vincent will go way faster than you want it to, always remember, Once a Bearcat, Always a Bearcat.
Colin McLaughlin C'17