News released to alumni and students of SJC.
Snyders Field Inauguration
Today, St. John’s College officially inaugurated a newly rebuilt football field on its campus. The field had not been used for many years and required an extensive renovation process. But with major fundraising and lots of hard work, we dedicate the field one of the longest serving Jesuit priests by naming it Snyders Field.
Fr. Bill Snyders has long been a proponent of educational quality at SJC. He hopes the field will serve to build camaraderie, sportsmanship, and healthy physical activity.
$120k Equipment Donation from India
St. John's College, its divisions, the Alumni Association, administrators, faculty, staff and students extend great gratitude to the Government of India who donated IT equipment for the enhancement of the College's computer labs.
A handing over ceremony took place on Valentine's Day where the High Commissioner of India to Belize, His Excellency Sunjay Chinoy, made the official presentation. Members present included the Chairlady of the SJC Board of Trustees, Mrs. Lisa Ritz Chang, the Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs. Joy Grant, and Alumnus, Mr. Arun Hotchandani.
Thanks to all faculty members and students for attending the event. We look forward to continued relations with the Government of India.
SJC Raffle 2013
On Feb. 8, 2013 hundreds of high school and junior college students came out to watch the annual raffle drawing. With thousands of tickets in the barrel, the chances of winning one of the extravagant prizes were slim. But that didn't stop the onlookers from crossing their fingers and holding their breath.
Everyone was also treated to some live music, provided by a mysteriously unnamed band of junior college students. Playing a mixture of alternative and pop rock, the band put on quite a show. Keep an eye out for them at future events.
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.
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.
Mrs. Mirtha Peralta, College President
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.