Students will soon be saying goodbye to Stanyell Bruce, an alumnus and employee of St. John’s University.
Bruce will be leaving her post at the Office of Campus Activities on March 28 to serve as the student activities coordinator at Columbia University. Bruce is currently the assistant director of Student Activities here at St. John’s.
Bruce said she will miss working at the University. “The students here at St. John’s are great. They have challenged me and helped me to become a better administrator.”
She has been committed to the University for many years. Bruce became a student in 1995 and graduated in 1999 from the College of Professional Studies with a major in criminal justice.
She began working full time at St. John’s in June 1999 as an assistant to the director of Student Learning. Since then she has served as the coordinator of Student Activities and presently she is the assistant director of Student Activities.
Bruce works closely with many of St. John’s clubs and organizations including Haraya, the Student Programming Board, and NAACP. For Bruce, St. John’s is, “a second family and my home away from home.”
Students at the Haraya meeting on March 12, witnessed Bruce’s goodbye speech to the organization.
Bruce told the students she was leaving St. John’s and she was proud of how Haraya had grown and become involved in the changing issues on campus.
“I can see she takes a lot of pride in what she does,” Tameka Brookes, a member of Haraya said. “She will be missed by all.”
Mary Pelkowski, the director of Campus Activities and Jody Cox, the assistant director of Operations and Student Services are a few of the many people that Bruce has worked with over the years.
“I am disappointed to see her go but I wish her well,” Cox said.