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  • Alumni & Friends Travel (June 24 - July 2, 2018)

    Celebration Tour 2018: Barcelona, Spain and Ambialet, France
    June 24 - July 2, 2018

    Click here to view the itinerary.

    If you have any questions about our plans, please contact Marie Melusky at or call 814-472-3021.



    The Yale Club of New York City Christmas Reception (December 1)

    Saint Francis University
    cordially invites you and a guest
    to celebrate the season
    with Rev. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Ph.D., President
    at a Christmas Reception

    Friday, December 1
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


    The Yale Club of New York City
    50 Vanderbilt Avenue
    New York, NY  10017


    R.S.V.P. by November 27, 2017
    Register online at

    Red Flash Men’s Basketball team faces off against the Duke Blue Devils (December 5)

    You’re invited to an Alumni and Friends Reception before the Red Flash men’s basketball team faces off against the Duke Blue Devils, the Associated Press and USA Today #1 ranked preseason team in the country. 

    Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
    Reception: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Tip-off: 9:00 p.m.  
     The reception will be held at
    The JB Duke Hotel
    230 Science Drive
    Durham, NC 27708

    The JB Duke Hotel is conveniently located only 0.3 miles from Cameron Indoor Stadium.
    Food and refreshments will be served, and there is no cost to attend.

    Guests do not need tickets to the subsequent basketball game in order to join—it is open to all alumni and friends. Those interested in attending the basketball game can purchase tickets online through services such as StubHub.

    You can R.S.V.P. by either clicking here or by calling the Office of Alumni Engagement at 814-472-3015.

    We hope you’ll be able to join us, and please contact the above number if you have any questions.


    Omni William Penn Christmas Reception, Pittsburgh, PA (December 8)

    Saint Francis University
    cordially invites you and a guest
    to celebrate the season
    with Rev. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Ph.D., President
    at a Christmas Reception

    Friday, December 8
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

     Omni William Penn
    530 William Penn Place
    Pittsburgh, PA  15219
    Terrace Room 

    R.S.V.P. by December 4, 2017
    Register online at

    SFU License Plate

    Saint Francis University Pennsylvania License Plate Program

    SFU License Plate What shows your Saint Francis University pride wherever you drive, is more permanent than a bumper sticker, and has more visibility than a window decal? A Saint Francis University license plate!

    Saint Francis University alumni, faculty, staff, parents and students who are Pennsylvania residents have the opportunity to "ride with pride" with a Saint Francis University license plate. Proceeds benefit programs sponsored by the Alumni Association for alumni and students.

    Buy it once, keep it forever! 

    To participate, you purchase a special Saint Francis University plate at a cost of $50 (made payable to Saint Francis University) to replace your standard state license plate. Of this cost, $26 goes directly to the Alumni Association as a tax-deductible donation. In Pennsylvania, specialty plates are currently available for passenger cars and trucks with a registered gross weight of 10,000 pounds or less. Specialty plates are not available for motorcycles or trailers. "Personalized" plates are not available.

    Download the SFU PA License Plate Application Form.

    You must complete sections A & D, return the application form with your payment, to the Saint Francis University Alumni Office, P.O. Box 600, Loretto, PA 15940. All applications for this specialty plate must come directly from the Alumni Office.

    If you have any questions about the Saint Francis University license plate, please contact the Alumni Office at 814-472-3015 or e-mail


    Get Your Collegiate Gear

    Purchase Saint Francis merchandise from the bookstore. (Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount.)

    Request a Transcript

    Saint Francis University understands the importance of providing our students with effective and efficient transcript services. Your new career, entrance to Graduate School, professional certification, or other important events depend on the prompt and secure delivery of your transcript.  

    Request a Transcript

    Alumni Weekend


    Return to campus for Alumni Weekend 2018: July 26 - 29

    • Daring to Dream Out Loud

      From the island of Haiti to the pine-covered mountains of Loretto, it has been a long, but fortuitous journey for 2016 grad Wadler Fleurina, MPAS, PA-C, MB (ASCP). 

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    • Agent of Change

      Paul N. Friga, Ph.D., '88, shares how Alex P. Keaton and Saint Francis of Assisi inspired his passion for business and mission-based strategy.  

      Read more

    • Up, Up, and Away

      Armed with tenacity and an entrepreneurial spirit, Kathi Landreth Leiden ’86 is soaring high as the founder and president of Zephyr, the leading national helium supplier. 

      Read more

    • Abby (Cooper) Coccagna BSN Nursing 2012

      Find out how the nursing program at SFU gave Abby the foundation to serve as a Flight Nurse in the U.S. Army.

      Read More

    • Robert's Story

      From a young age, Rob enjoyed building and “inventing” things from various craft supplies or Lego pieces. He knew he'd have a future in the STEM field.

      Read More

    • Meet Dr. Michael Cosh

      Dr. Cosh is a 1995 SFU Engineering graduate and now an Arthur S. Flemming Award winner.

      Read his story

    • Meet Samantha Baldwin

      At  the age of 17, Samantha (Milosh) Baldwin never would have believed someone if they told her that by age 26 she’d have a license to operate a nuclear power plant.

      Read More

    • Students Learn Dining Etiquette

      SFU Alum and etiquette consultant Pat Cataldo dined with students while teaching them what it means to be professional, both in and out of the office. 

      Etiquette tips everyone should know

    • Inspired by Space Invaders

      It was computer programming courses in high school where he created video games reminiscent of Space Invaders that peaked 2016 graduate, Dillon Brown’s interest in Computer Science.

      Read his story

    • A day in the trauma unit

      "I can be seeing a new trauma and doing all sorts of procedures like chest tubes, central lines or suturing. Next I can be taking care of our inpatients or seeing how our discharged patients are doing in clinic. There’s never a dull moment," said Karly Link, PA-C '14.

      Read more about Karly

    • Healing Arts

      2016 physical therapy graduate Danielle MacMurtrie melds a passion of anatomy  and healing with a love of art.

      Danielle MacMurtrie Profile

    • Giving homeless a FareStart

      What do Seattle's "most socially responsible crouton" and Saint Francis University have in common? Bill Adamucci (Economics '66), that's what.

      Bill Adamucci Profile

    • Extra, extra! Read all about it

      Kimberly Elter, a recent graduate and current intern at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, was featured in the July issue of Blair Business Mirror.

      Read more about Kimberly's internship

    • A mother's inspiration

      Six years ago, Jen Cyktor’s mother passed away from Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Today, Jen works as a physician assistant in the Cancer Center at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh.

      Read Jen's story

    • More than just numbers

      For the past five decades Sam Ranaudo has been helping families plan for and enjoy their futures. As a chartered financial consultant, he takes pride in knowing that his advice has put generations of families through school; has prepared couples for retirement; and has provided for families in some of their most dismal times.

      Read Sam's story

    • He's a brainiac...

      Neurosurgeon Dr. James Burke still remembers the first time he saw a human brain in person. Even today, after countless surgeries, he still finds the experience of seeing and operating on a brain “surreal.”

      Get inside James' brain

    • Eyeing the Goal

      Pablo Medina came to Saint Francis University from Mexico City, Mexico to play Division I Soccer and now is on the cusp of leaving it as a young investment banker executive with Bank of America – Merrill Lynch. 

      Jose Medina Profile

    • Going Global

      Entering Saint Francis University as a middle childhood education major, Beth Wheeler never even dreamed about studying abroad, but one little bite from the travel bug and her life changed forever.

      Follow on Beth's journey

    • Wisdom for 2016 Grads

      From mission trips to cardiothoracic surgery, Heather McDanials has words of wisdom to offer the Class of 2016 as the speaker for the Graduate Commencement Ceremony.

      Read Heather's story

    • On a Mission

      During her time at Saint Francis University, alumna Leah Kessler was heavily involved in clubs and activities. Now, she is spending time on mission trips, serving as a representative for Bausch + Lomb, where she currently works. 

      Alumni Profile Leah Kessler

    • On the (crime) scene

      Eight-year-old Dallas Mosier wants to be a forensic scientist when she grows up. Fast forward 14 years, and you will find her still in full pursuit of her dreams. 

      Alumni Profile Dallas Mosier

    • Riding the Ed Tech wave

      Tim Fish  merged his love of education and technology into a career that has including everything from co-authoring a book on technology leadership to helping his district raise money through a platform designed to evaluate teachers now used in more than 100 districts.

      Read Tim's story

    • Kitten care prompts future career

      Taking care of animals was something that always appealed to Leah (Christ) Trout. Growing up on her parents’ farm the menagerie that surrounded her included goats, cats, cows, pigs, and sheep. She enjoyed caring for all of them.  

      Meet Leah Trout

    • Marriage of Art & Health Sciences

      Danielle MacMurtrie, a newly minted Doctor of Physical Therapy, finished off her final years at Saint Francis University creating an anatomy painting series for the School of Health Sciences.

      Read more

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