“The City That Never Sleeps,” most commonly known as New York City, is where Joe Gibson lives with his parents and his sister, a 2021 Villanova graduate who is currently living in France. Throughout his high school years, he attended Loyola, a private Jesuit high school in Manhattan where he spent his weekends attending New York Knick basketball games with his friends and family members. 

In the fall of 2020, Joe, a 19-year-old, began his college career by attending Arizona State University as an online freshmen student. At ASU, Joe decided business was his specialty and wanted to further his education by majoring in this background. Flash forward to the spring of 2021, Joe, now 20 years old, realized that attending online school at ASU was simply not meant for him. Joe knew that Saint Joseph’s University was his place, despite his interest in ASU, he transferred to Saint Joe’s in the Spring of 2021 for in-person learning. Joe wanted a college that was close, and Saint Joe’s met the criteria. Joe found in-person classes at the Haub School of Business extremely different and more challenging than his online ASU classes. This caused Joe to make another decision in his educational career. This called for another transfer, but this transfer only into The College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Joe’s.

Currently, Joe is loving his Communications major and has been finding that the three Communication classes that he is taking this semester are the right fit for him. As a result of transferring both colleges and majors, Joe notes “I feel calmer and less stressed out this semester. Things just seem easier.” Joe has quickly adjusted to life on Hawk Hill as the busy streets of Philadelphia and Lower Merion have reminded him of the busy streets found on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Luckily, Joe was able to find the university without a problem, as his “Wildcat” sister suggested the “Hawk” mascot would be a great fit for him! 

Joe now calls Philadelphia his home away from home.

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