August 03, 2021

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – August 3, 2021 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that Carly Credidio ’21 has received SJC Long Island’s inaugural Donald R. Boomgaarden Leadership in Action Award. Credidio was selected for her positive leadership qualities, continuously displaying traits that contributed to a positive campus environment and enhancing the quality of student life through her participation in campus groups. Andrew Wenzler ’21 received the award for SJC Brooklyn, SJC’s flagship campus in Clinton Hill.

“The Donald R. Boomgaarden Leadership in Action Award was created to acknowledge and celebrate the dedicated and tireless leadership President Boomgaarden exemplified in guiding SJC during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Christopher R. Carroll, ’88, Esq., chair of SJC's Board of Trustees. “The inaugural winners, Carly Credidio and Andrew Wenzler, both graduates of the Class of 2021, have excelled in academics and service and demonstrated positive leadership and extraordinary involvement in the SJC community.”

Carly Credidio, of Farmingville, was a business administration major and three-time orientation leader, serving as the operations manager of the Campus Activities Board, and president of Students Taking an Active Role in Society (S.T.A.R.S.) and captain of the women’s soccer team. Throughout the course of her SJC experience, Credidio attended multiple alternative spring break trips, volunteered for the Special Olympics and worked as a volunteer coach in the Sachem Youth Soccer League.

The Donald R. Boomgaarden Leadership in Action Award will annually recognize one graduating senior from both SJC campuses who have demonstrated positive leadership while embodying the College’s mission and motto, Esse Non Videri: ‘To be, not to seem.’ In addition, the students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5, demonstrated service over the course of their college career, outstanding involvement in co-curricular activities and have made significant contributions to the SJC community which evoked positive social change.

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St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in 50 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.