April 20, 2009
the Sciarra and Kurek families along with St. John’s faculty,
students and administrators gathered in St. Albert Hall on April 17
for a formal blessing and dedication of a new College of Pharmacy
and Allied Health Professions Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
The new space, G-021, has been made possible as the result of a
generous donation by St. John’s alumni Dr. John and Barbara (Kurek)
Sciarra and will be known as the Sciarra and Kurek Families
Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar Room. Located on the garden level,
it will be used by doctoral students preparing to defend their
opening remarks by College of Pharmacy and Allied Health
Robert Mangione, Ed.D., R.Ph., the new space was blessed by
University President Donald J.
Harrington, C.M. Fr. Harrington was joined by Dr. and
Mrs. Sciarra, University Provost Julia
A. Upton, RSM, Ph.D., Dean Mangione and Dean Emeritus Andrew J.
Bartilucci, Ph.D., in the ribbon cutting. A celebratory reception
and luncheon followed.