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Class of 2017 Success Stories

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    Tiffany FarabaughTiffany Farabaugh 
    MBA, Shields School of Business

    Tiffany Farabaugh’s incredible drive led her to a career at one of the largest retailers in the world. After achieving her undergraduate degree in her home state of Montana, Tiffany joined the Army in 2006 as a 2nd Lieutenant. She proudly served a tour in Iraq, then returned to the U.S., where she worked at Ft. Hood, Texas and met her soon-to-be husband. Together, they moved to his family’s farm near Patton, P.A. Tiffany enrolled at the SFU Shields School of Business MBA program because she felt it was important “to be competitive in today’s business world”. The flexibility of taking online and in-person classes allowed Tiffany to continue her day job and start a family while earning her MBA. In fact, she welcomed her son Aaron just one semester before graduating! She now enjoys working as an Area Manager at’s Warehouse Sort Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Read more about Tiffany >

    Sister Vivian NchuajuSister Vivian Ndum Nchuaji
    English/Secondary Education, School of Arts and Letters

    Upon moving to Loretto from Cameroon, Africa, Sister Vivian Ndum Nchuaji felt at home from her first day on the Saint Francis University campus. She completed her English as a Second Language degree in 2014, and decided to keep going from there. With hard work and the help of her “wonderful professors”, Vivian graduated with a B.A. in English/Secondary Education and minor degrees in Women’s Studies, Social Responsibilities, and Citizenship. But she wasn’t finished with Saint Francis yet. Soon after commencement, Vivian’s academic advisers recommended she explore the graduate programs at SFU, which led her to enroll in the Human Resources Management and Master of Education/Leadership programs. Read more about Sister Vivian >

    Allison NedrowAllison Nedrow
    Aquarium and Zoo Science, School of Sciences

    After graduating from the Aquarium and Zoo Science program in 2017 from Saint Francis University, Allison Nedrow began a summer internship at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on Topsail Island, NC providing husbandry and medical care for 50+ sea turtles. Upon completion of her internship, Allison started her career at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo in central Maryland as a Hoofstock Keeper. Here she takes care of over 250 animals including camels, horses, antelope, zebras, ostrich and more. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with and teaching the public about how to care for our planet and the amazing and diverse animals living in it. Read more about Allison >

    Chelsea Esken

    Chelsea Esken
    Master of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences

    Dr. Seuss’s book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, is a fun story about discovery and adventure. That story rings especially true for Chelsea Esken, who graduated Saint Francis with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. Chelsea is now in Hutchinson, Kansas working as a Traveling Occupational Therapist. Working with an agency, Chelsea selects what states she would like to work in and then they pitch her facilities in those states for her to accept or decline. So far, she has worked in Texas, Idaho, and Kansas. Moving every 13-weeks allows Chealsea to travel the country, meet new people, and network with others in the field. Read more about Chelsea >

    Tami ClarkTami Clark
    Organizational Leadership, Adult Degree & Continuing Studies

    For Tami Clark, Saint Francis was the last stepping stone on a long journey. After serving overseas with the Army in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, she returned home in 2004 and started a family. While Tami’s education remained on the backburner for the next several years, her desire to earn her degree was never far from her mind. In 2015, she enrolled in the Adult Degree and Continuing Studies Program at SFU, where she excelled in the Organizational Leadership program while holding down a full-time job. She recalls “loving every class, every professor, and every moment at Saint Francis.” Tami graduated in 2017, and soon achieved her dream job as Volunteer Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund. Read more about Tami >

    Stefan SjeklocaStefan Sjekloca
    Finance and Accounting, Shields School of Business

    A standout SFU soccer player, Serbian-born Stefan Sjekloca has proven just as competitive off the field. Double majoring in Finance and Accounting at the Shields School of Business gave him an academic edge when applying for internships. Upon graduating in 2017, he accepted a much sought-after finance internship at Allegiance Merchant Services in Charlotte, North Carolina. During his short time as an intern, Stefan took advantage of every opportunity to showcase his skills, and aided in developing many solutions for the company. He was soon offered a full-time position as a Financial Specialist. Stefan is currently in the process of hiring his own interns, and would like to someday help his fellow SFU alumni find jobs. Read more about Stefan >

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