Community Focus with Jimmy

Segment #6 from College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University


Next up, let’s meet Jimmy, a psychology major and neuroscience minor on a pre-med track. Not only will Jimmy tell us about the teamwork that integrates these campuses and their proud athletic programs, he’ll also show how he’s grown into the spirit of service. You’ll find everywhere at St. Ben’s and St. John’s.

– Thanks, Alex. What’s up everyone? Back in high school, I thought I wanted to attend a large public college. That all changed when I saw the opportunities that a smaller private school like St. John’s and St. Ben’s had to offer. I transferred here and I’m so glad that I did. The St. John’s and St. Ben’s community has truly turned me into the best version of myself. As a Benny or a Johnny, you’re going to find chances to serve graciously. You’re going to become a part of something bigger than yourself, and you’re going to be given opportunities to lead that you may have never seen coming. For three seasons now, I’ve been a wide receiver for the nationally ranked St. John’s football team. It’s been amazing. Game days in Collegeville are like nothing else. As we attract some of the largest crowds in division three. As a team, we like to say we’re ordinary men, doing ordinary things, extraordinarily well. From early morning workouts, to late nights in the library, my teammates are always there to support me. That’s what this community is all about. An unwavering dedication to compassion and support, profoundly touches the lives of all who walk through the doors here. I’ve received incredible support and inspiration propelling me into the role of president of our St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fundraising. Through this memorable journey, I’ve helped raise over $150,000 in just the past three years. When I transferred to St. John’s and St. Ben’s, I never would’ve imagined accomplishing all that I have. The constant encouragement from my professors, coaches and peers has not only driven me to be a better leader, it’s made me into a better person. Who’s next Alex? I know there are some more great stories out there to tell.

– Wow, Jimmy, your hard work is definitely paying off for the kids at St. Jude’s. Great stuff. We can’t wait to watch your next football game at Clemens Stadium, which has been ranked by Sports Illustrated as one of the nation’s top spots to watch college football. Unbelievable. Go Johnny’s.

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