Students & Alumni

History Club presents “Saint Francis University Among the Pines”
published: 04-28-2012

Elyse Grasser, vice president of History Club, served as "m.c." for the event and presented a narrative, as told to her by Mr. Ruggiero, about SFU students protesting the library's formal dress code in the 1970s. As Mr. Ruggiero told Elyse, "this was our Vietnam."

March 2012.  In conjunction with the Cambria County Historical Society, History Club presented a “History Short,” consisting of readings of stories from Saint Francis University’s past.

Thanks to Elyse, Julie, Leah, and Lizeth for making SFU’s history come to life.  Thanks also to the Cambria County Historical Society and Dave Huber for inviting History Club to participate in this event.  Read more and see more pics after the jump.

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History Club Sponsors Trip to Washington, D.C.
published: 04-27-2012

In March 2012 the History Club sponsored a bus trip to Washington, D.C., to visit museums and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Festival.  The trip was free and open to any SFU student who wanted to come along.  Read more about it and see more pictures after the jump!

Dr. Woods, History Club president Lizeth George, and friends reach higher at the Cherry Blossom Festival.

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Field Trip Not a Disaster
published: 04-24-2012

History and Environmental Engineering students at the flood memorial in South Fork, where the dam broke in 1889, causing the Johnstown Flood - one of the most devastating, and famous, natural disasters in U.S. history.

 Crossing disciplines and using the local to study the global

The students in Dr. Damico’s class, “Disaster!  Social and Environmental Crises in World History,” took a field trip in February 2012 to Johnstown, PA.  They joined students from Dr. Bill Strosnider’s Environmental Engineering class, “Appropriate Technologies in the Developing World.”

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History majors sweep the SFU Student Athlete Development Leadership Awards!

History majors Paul Print and Katie Dacanay received SFU’s Student Athlete Development Leadership Awards on April 23, 2012, at SFU’s annual Athletics Awards Banquet.  These two seniors are great models of student-athletes who lead on the field, in the classroom, and on campus.  Congratulations.

Information on Gen Ed requirements (for first year students only).
published: 03-19-2012

If you entered SFU fall 2011 or later, you may find information on your General Education requirements here

History Club News! And “Save the Date”: March 21st
published: 02-17-2012

Cambria County Historical Society, January 2012

The History Club has attended two “History Shorts” (dramatic presentations about the past) put on by the Cambria County Historical Society, and is producing our own, entitled “Saint Francis University Among the Pines,” to be presented on March 21st at JFK.

If you would like to get involved with this activity or other History Club events, contact one of our officers or Dr. Damico.  Our spring 2012 History Club officers are:

President: Lizeth George

Vice President: Elyse Grasser

Treasurer: Kelly-Anne Heyden

Secretary: Leah Kletzi

Alumni Updates!

Class of 2011 updates

Noah Langer (History) (Class of 2011), attends George Washington University, where he is working toward a Master’s degree in Legislative Affairs.  He also interns at the office of Pennsylvania District 12 Representative Mark Critz.


Scott Lewis (History) (class of 2011) is Linebacker Coach at Eastern New Mexico University, where he is also studying for his Masters of Sports Administration


Andrew McKee (U.S. History and Government) (class of 2011) is attending the M.A. program in Religious Studies at University of Missouri on a fellowship.


Alumni Updates!

Class of 2010 updates.  Did you know…..?

100% of our graduating class of 2010 found employment within 6 months of graduating (source: Saint Francis University Class of 2010 Post-Graduation Career Report).

Graduates from the Saint Francis University History/Political Science Program Class of 2010 found work in in a variety of fields, including: a Researcher/Tour Guide for the historic Baker Mansion in Altoona, Pennsylvania; a Legal Assistant for Catholic Charities in Miami, Florida; and a Title Curative Coordinator with Service Link (a division of Fidelity National Financial) in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.


Dr. Melusky takes pre-law students on tour of law schools

Dr. Joseph Melusky, Professor of Political Science and Director of the SFU Center for the Study of Government and Law, took pre-law students to visit Widener University School of Law (Harrisburg campus) and Penn State-Dickinson School of Law (University Park campus) on February 10, 2012. Participating students included Derek Markle, Shiann McGovern, Melanie Reynolds, and Joe Bellissimo.

How awesome is the SFU HiPS department?
published: 10-28-2011

Watch this video to find out: HiPS Awesomeness






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