As the daughter of two college professors, Maeve McKeon grasped the importance of school at a young age and strove to be a well-rounded college student when she arrived at St. Joseph’s University.
Maeve’s parents asked only two things of her and her sisters growing up: try your best and be kind. Never pressured to succeed academically, Maeve developed as a leader and model citizen.
Her willingness to take on leadership roles in prominent student groups at St. Joseph’s – including the Student Government Association and the softball team – made her an influential figure well-suited to lead the Class of 2023 as Brooklyn Campus valedictorian.
As vice president of the SGA, Maeve played an integral role in facilitating and promoting student-led events, including a support drive for the victims of the Turkey-Syria Earthquake in February. She also served on the budget committee, working with the treasurer to maintain the SGA’s financial stability.
Maeve played on the campus’ softball team for four years and served as a team captain during her senior season. She helped facilitate a partnership with Team IMPACT that integrated 10-year-old leukemia patient Phoenix Scott as an honorary program member.
Additionally, she served as vice president of the Law and Justice Society for over two years and was an active member of the Honors program throughout her time at the University. In each of her leadership positions at St. Joseph’s, Maeve endeavored to motivate herself and her peers to be better students and people.