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Mariana Kuo and Leah Fertal

Posted by Alexander Byers on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 09:25 AM

Mariana Kuo and Leah Fertal

"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

Topics: college life, mariana kuo, college experiences, leah fertal, saint vincent students, steelers training camp

Chilufya Mashambe

Posted by Alexander Byers on Mon, May 01, 2017 @ 03:18 PM

Chilufya Mashambe

I knew from the moment I stepped foot onto Saint Vincent's campus, it was the college for me because it felt like home. There is a sense of community that cannot be replicated. The whole faculty is dedicated to the students' success and growth. Even the friends I have made push me to be the best person I can be. Four years later, I can definitely say that Saint Vincent is one of the greatest places on Earth with some of the best people around. Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat!

- Chilufya
Class of 2017

Topics: Community, Bearcat, Chilufya Mashambe, Student Success

Joan Smith

Posted by Alexander Byers on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 @ 11:47 AM

Joan Smith

One of the best parts of my Saint Vincent College experience to date has been the SAP Business One (SAP B1) program, run by Professor Robert Markley in the McKenna School. As a college freshman, my goal was to find a major that would allow me to land a “good” job upon graduation. Little did I know that with a major in the McKenna School, I was eligible to participate in the SAP B1 program. SAP B1 is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, which means it is computer software that basically runs all functions of a business (financials, payroll, sales, purchasing, manufacturing, etc.) The SAP B1 program at Saint Vincent is the only program at any undergraduate college in the U.S. You apply during the spring of your sophomore year, and I was elated to be selected. After completing quizzes, exercises, a workshop and a conference visit over the past year, I have earned my internship for the summer in Scottsdale, Arizona, with MWA Forza Intelligence. I couldn't be more excited for my internship, or to see where else the SAP B1 program, along with the rest of my Saint Vincent College education, will take me.

- Joan
Class of 2018
Management Major

Topics: McKenna School, SAP B1, joan smith, SAP program, ERP system

Jennifer Iacaruso

Posted by Alexander Byers on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 @ 12:02 PM

 Jennifer Iacaruso

"Saint Vincent is more than just a school; it is a home.  The students, the professors, the campus; everything about it makes you feel at home.  I remember freshman year, sitting in my house with my parents on a break, explaining to them how excited I was to go back 'home' to SVC the next day.  It has been an amazing place to spend the last four years, and it will definitely be hard leaving here in May.  But I know that my 'home' will always be here for me to come back to because once you join, you'll always be a part of the SVC family."

- Jennifer, Class of 2017

Photographer: Patrick Coyle

Topics: Jennifer Iacaruso, saint vincent campus, saint vincent faculty, college home

Kyanna Williams-Pate

Posted by Alexander Byers on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 @ 11:19 AM

Kyanna Williams-Pate

"I feel really prepared to go into any field of biology after graduation and I’m especially proud of my senior research project. I was able to find an anemia model in zebrafish which can help women who are medically predisposed to sickle cell anemia and thinking about have a child. I found if you alter different nutritional factors that you can prevent sickling in that child. A big thank you to Br. Albert for helping me achieve my goal."

Class of 2017
Biology Major


Topics: kyanna williams-pate, senior research project, biology major, sickle cell anemia

Shawn Burick

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

Shawn Burick

“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

Courtney Kahl

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

Courtney Kahl


“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

Jamie Sherry

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

Jamie Sherry

“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
Elspeth Mizner

“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

Brittany McMillan

Posted by Alexander Byers on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Brittany McMillan

“There were a lot of reasons I picked Saint Vincent to be the school for me. But the deciding factor was the day I went on my tour. I met with Dr. Martincic (Computer Information Science department chairperson) and it happened to be Halloween. She had an Android costume on that she had made. This showed me that this school had a personality and I would be happy here.”-Brittany McMillan

Topics: Humans of SVC, Alexander Byers, Get Acquainted Day, Brittany McMillan, Computer Information Science

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Cristy Marsh

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

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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