Sep 12 23

Catching Up with 2019

During the summer of 2023, in keeping with a Florida Council of Independent Schools mandate that member schools take stock of the success of their alumni, the Saint Stephen’s Alumni Office created and disseminated a survey to the class of 2019. The purpose of the survey was to determine how many members of the class completed higher education within four years or less after high school graduation, as well as to elicit alumni opinions on the effectiveness of the school’s college preparatory curriculum related to their higher education experiences. Alumni input in these areas is deemed essential to the process of continuous improvement at Saint Stephen’s. The bulk of the class was slated to graduate from college in 2023, however, the pandemic in 2020 impacted campus life, studies, and upended usual timelines for graduation for some. 

The SSES Class of 2019 included 71 graduates. As of August 21, 2023, 58 of those students have been accounted for in terms of their current status. To date, 44 class members (61-percent of the class) graduated from college in or before 2023. Four alumni graduated in just three years. Their alma maters include the University of South Florida (an honors college graduate now pursuing a master’s in Health Administration at USF); an alumna earning a bachelor’s in Health Management & Business Analytics from the University of Miami; an alumnus of Florida State now serving as a communications intern with the Tampa Bay Rays; and a second FSU graduate who is now a Program Manager/Producer Associate at Gallagher Affinity in Sarasota, Fla.

A few more highlights:

  • A graduate of the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Romance Languages and Italian Literature has accepted a job as an associate at Sotheby’s in New York City.
  • A USF graduate with a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering worked at NASA on the Orion Project and is now is an Integration and Ground Operations Engineer at ASRC Federal at Kennedy Space Center.
  • An alumnus of Wake Forest with a B.S. in Mathematical Economics has enrolled at DePaul Law School.
  • A Duke alumnus with dual majors in Mathematics and Computer Science is a trader at Citadel Securities.
  • A Northwestern alumnus in Economics and Computer Science is pursuing a master’s at Northwestern and is the CTO at Global Research & Consulting Group, Evanston, Ill.
  • A Vanderbilt grad – B.E. Civil Engineering – is now a transportation analyst with Kittelson & Associates in Orlando.
  • A University of Washington graduate in Physics is enrolled at Cal Tech.
  • An alumna of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s in Business Analytics has accepted a job as an E&J Gallo Winery Sales Leadership Development Program Sales Consultant for Johnson Brothers in Indianapolis.
  • A magna cum laude graduate of Davidson College now works as a software engineer at NVIDIA.
  • An alumna of Bucknell with a bachelor’s in Biochemistry is now pursuing her Ph.D. in the Biochemistry of Health and Disease program at Drexel.
  • A magna cum laude graduate of Bentley University in Massachusetts has accepted a position at Ernst & Young as an Enterprise Risk Consultant after interning at the company as an undergrad.

Six members of the Class of 2019 are known to have transferred from their original college destination. Among them are a former USF student who is now attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a transfer from UMass to NYU, a transfer from Notre Dame to Miami, and an alumnus who left FSU for Boston College. There are 10 alumni who are known to still be pursuing their degrees. They attend Florida Atlantic, Marquette, State College of Florida, Unity College, Auburn, USF, the U.S.M.A. and Tulane.

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