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Welcome Hawks. 

In these challenging times, let’s remember the sense of community that defines us. Using the hashtag #HawksWithAndForOthers, share words of inspiration, stories of action, and what you’re doing to bring light into the world. You can also give back to fellow Hawks by helping ensure our current students have the financial aid they need to continue studying at Saint Joseph's.

Welcome Hawks. 

In these challenging times, let’s remember the sense of community that defines us. Using the hashtag #HawksWithAndForOthers, share words of inspiration, stories of action, and what you’re doing to bring light into the world. You can also give back to fellow Hawks by helping ensure our current students have the financial aid they need to continue studying at Saint Joseph's.

#HawksWithAndForOthers

Scroll through the posts below to see the messages of hope and acts of kindness being shared by our Hawks. Be sure to add your own messages via #HawksWithAndForOthers.

Share Your Impact

We’re all in this together — and we want to see your Hawk spirit in action. Tell us what you’re doing to contribute to positivity or to help those in need, or share the stories of those who inspire you. Share on social media with the hashtag #hawkswithandforothers, or fill out the form linked here to submit a story.

Support Our Students

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an immediate impact on many of our students, incurring unexpected costs for many. In the long term, the pandemic will have lasting effects on the world economy and the ability for students and families to afford a college education. You can help make a Saint Joseph's education available to current and future students. See how.

Stories of Hawks Going the Extra Mile

Read about their efforts, and share your own.

Don (left) and Scott Avellino, of Brandywine Branch Distillery, have been working to help with the hand sanitizer shortage. PHOTO: Pete Breslow
Don (left) and Scott Avellino, of Brandywine Branch Distillery, have been working to help with the hand sanitizer shortage. PHOTO: Pete Breslow

Alumnus Scott Avellino ‘97 and brother Don Avellino ‘83 ‘92 (MBA) are using their distillery in the fight against COVID-19. "We’ve gone from distilling gin and whiskey to distilling when we can make time between producing hand sanitizer," says Scott, partner and national sales director of Brandywine Branch Distillers. 

When the news came that hospitals around the country were low on personal protective equipment (PPE), adjunct professor of classics Elizabeth McCall ’08 took action. She sourced a stockpile of PPE and converted her garage into a distribution center. Within days, she was delivering masks, gloves, and foot covers to first responders. 

Capt. Frank Thomas of Lower Merion Police Department collects the PPE items from Saint Joseph's University.
Capt. Frank Thomas of Lower Merion Police Department collects the PPE items from Saint Joseph's University.
Image contains the sky, nature and the outdoors with text that says 'Gratitude can change everything.' PHOTO: Candlelight Conversations
Image contains the sky, nature and the outdoors with text that says 'Gratitude can change everything.' PHOTO: Candlelight Conversations

Nathan Vrabel ’20 has found an innovative way to stay connected during this time of physical distancing. He encourages reflective, authentic conversations via @candlelightconvos on Facebook and Instagram, drawing in part on lessons he learned from participating in APEX at St. Joe’s during his sophomore year.