The mission of the Office of Advancement is to secure private financial resources to support the long-term progress of the college and enhance excellence in education for the college's students. Through established relationships with alumni and friends, corporations, foundations and organizations, the Office of Advancement is dedicated to advancing the college as a premier teaching institution. In all its activities, the Office of Advancement is committed to upholding the standard of excellence that guides the entire college community.

We do this in a professional, caring manner that acknowledges and reflects our faith in Jesus Christ and the rich history of St. Ignatius and St. John’s College.

In support of our mission, the Office of Advancement works hard to…

• provide students a chance to succeed by increasing scholarship dollars
• enhance faculty development and research by attracting private funds and grants
• build partnerships with corporations, foundations and organizations
• expand giving opportunities through estate and planned giving services
• maintain ties with alumni and friends through special events and written communications
• recognize the commitment and loyalty of our donors


Being a member of the St. John’s College alumni community is all about making contacts, new friends and business connections along with enjoying the prestige that comes with having completed your studies at one of the world's leading colleges.

Find out more about the networks set up by your fellow alumni, how you can build your career, and the tangible benefits of being a St. John’s College alumnus:

Benefits for Alumni
From newsletters, to bookshop discounts to exclusive invitations, St. John’s College alumni have the advantage of a whole host of offers. Whether you left the College with a degree or a diploma you have life-long connections to fellow alumni throughout the world.

Alumni in Belize
There is a formal alumni association in Belize – the SJC Alumni Association.

International Alumni Networks
Alumni living overseas can form chapters of the St. John’s College alumni in the area where they live. Please contact the Advancement and Alumni Relations Director for information and support on how to start up your association.

Careers Assistance
Whether you are an alumnus trying to gain a foothold in the workforce or a seasoned employee seeking some professional development, College alumni are able to access a number of different services to further their careers.
The service provided by St. John's College to students and indeed to all persons affiliated with the school is enriched through the participation by alumni/ae in various aspects of school leadership. Membership in various groups with varied interests allows graduates to give expression to their solidarity with their Alma Mater and in turn the administration of the school benefits from the skill and expertise of others in the planning and execution of its programs. In its own efforts to promote the spirit of volunteerism, the College invites in varied forms the involvement of alumni/ae in the life of the school, since, ultimately, this approach has the potential of generating benefits for all concerned.
A good cross-section of talents can be identified in the persons who are members of the Campus Development Committee, a standing group on whose counsel the school relies for direction in campus development planning.

Alumni Association

Mrs. Mirtha Peralta, College President

Ms. Adelaide Sabido, Director, Office of College Advancement

Mr. Valentin Marin, President of the Alumni Association
Mr. Carlo Habet, Vice President of the Alumni Association
Mr. Michael Coye, Chief Financial Officer, Belize Bank Ltd.
Mr. Frank Tench, Meteorologist, Belize Meteorological Center
Mr. Andre Mahler, Proprietor, Carpet Care Plus,
Mr. Dean Molina, Attorney, Meridian Chambers
Mr. Brian Duncan, Economist, Central Bank of Belize
Ms. Giselle Waight, Economist, Central Bank of Belize
Mr. Jose Varela, British Caribbean Bank International Ltd.
Mr. Deon Augustus, Assistant Headmaster, St. John’s College


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