Success Stories

The value of a USF education is in the numbers. In the last survey of our graduates, 94 percent reported being employed or pursuing another degree. Of those 94 percent, 85 percent reported employment in a field relating to their major.

Amber Warnick, Communications Major

A producer/director at PBS-39, Amber describes how USF’s curriculum, professors and internship prepared her for the demands of her profession.

Jason Beer, English Major

Jason relates how, after changing majors three times, he got hooked on English lit, was inspired by a USF professor and became a teacher himself.

John Gensic, Chemistry Major

John credits his USF liberal arts education and hands-on lab experiences with making him the versatile, effective teacher he is today.

Dani Kiefer, Art Major

Her success as a working artist, Dani feels, is enhanced by her USF liberal arts education, which enables her to connect with people on many different levels.

Eric Romary, Music Technology Major

Citing his USF opportunities, Eric tells of meeting a famous photojournalist, doing sound editing on a full-length film and working on a documentary in N.Y.

Bret Winegardener, Mathematics Major

Bret explains what he learned from his USF football and academic experiences, noting that his coaches and professors were always there for him.

EPIC program at USF

EPIC at USF is a business program, led by accomplished professors, that provides work experience, executive mentorship and a unique opportunity to begin building your résumé.

Behind the Scenes: DeBrands My Bar Commercial

The University of Saint Francis creates defining moments through hands-on experiences that provide real value to students and alumni.

Zach Baron, Accounting Major

Zach discusses the emphasis his coach and professors put on developing as a whole person, as well as the benefits his EPIC program mentor and experiences will provide as he transitions into his career.

Kayla Drake, Communications Major

Meaningful internships and inspirational relationships with her professors have helped Kayla gain confidence and practical experience in the broadcasting field.

Justin Hoover, Environmental Science Major

Unique internships allowed Justin to experience every job in his field as an undergraduate, providing endless opportunities to what he could do after he graduated.

André Turner, Biology Major

André has lived out the Franciscan value of encouraging a prayerful community by supporting his peers and motivates prospective students to come to Saint Francis with a goal in mind.

Amanda Pedro, Nursing Major

Amanda describes the supportive relationships professors develop with their students and notes that the campus culture of thinking of others helps students grow throughout their time at Saint Francis.

Weston Cutter, Professor

Weston believes one of the most special aspects of Saint Francis is that it allows students to find themselves and provides them with a sense of community and connection to one another.

Nadzara Sakinovic, Elementary Education Major

At Saint Francis, Nadzara valued being treated as an individual with her own story and was encouraged by her professors’ belief in her. She has carried those principles into her career as a teacher.

Mike GeRue, Nursing and Masters of Nursing Administration Major

The skills and knowledge Mike gained at Saint Francis provided the foundation and background that led to his career as the senior vice president for a large health care services provider.

Embracing Our Values

Saint Francis alumni describe the Franciscan values that are lived out on campus through the integrity with which people treat one another and the ways those values have molded them into the people they are today.