Check out the latest news with SJA and read about what our alumni are up to. If you’d like to share about an experience you’ve had, or about your job, vocation, etc., we would love to hear from you here!

US Marines – Chris Spencer ’18

US Marines – Chris Spencer ’18

I’ve known since I was 7 years old that I wanted to join the military. Reading a copy of the Last Stand of Fox Company when I was 10 years old was an eye-opener for me into the world of the Marine Corps. This is the true story of Fox Company, a company of...
Giving the Basics – Madison (Nearmyer) Hamilton ’12

Giving the Basics – Madison (Nearmyer) Hamilton ’12

In the Spring of 2017, my daughter was just born and I was looking for a meaningful, part time job. When I first heard about Giving the Basics, I was shocked to learn that hygiene products are not covered by government assistance programs. Especially as a new mom, the...
Nine SJA Grads start Nursing School at KU!

Nine SJA Grads start Nursing School at KU!

Nursing may be the #1 profession of SJA Alumni!   Nine alumni ladies recently started in the nursing program at the University of Kansas and had their nightingale ceremony.  Many more are in other programs or are graduates and working in the field!  What a wonderful...
2019 Alumni Scholarship Recipients

2019 Alumni Scholarship Recipients

The Alumni Memorial Scholarship was created in 2018 in honor of students who have passed away since the school’s opening in 2005. Seniors are given the opportunity to apply their Christian Stewardship Projects towards the SJA Memorial Fund Scholarship application. ...
Class of 2009 10 Year Reunion

Class of 2009 10 Year Reunion

The Class of 2009 celebrated the first 10 Year Reunion in St. James History on Friday, July 19 at No Other Pub in KCMO.  Thanks to all who joined in for the fun!  Images by Kathleen Straub Photography.  
Robotics in Rome – Grace Schippers ’16

Robotics in Rome – Grace Schippers ’16

This semester, I’ve been studying abroad in Rome, Italy in a mechanical engineering program through the University of Notre Dame. While here, myself and some of my classmates had the opportunity to volunteer with the Pontifical Academy for Life. Founded by Pope John...
SJA Grads at SEEK 2019

SJA Grads at SEEK 2019

“SEEK is an invitation to college students everywhere to explore life’s bigger questions: who we are, where we’re going and what we seek along the journey. As FOCUS’ (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) national conference, SEEK encourages all students...
Class of 2013 Reunion

Class of 2013 Reunion

The Class of 2013 celebrated their five year reunion on July 28!  From records and conversations, we know that this class has at least four married or engaged couples with both spouses as alumni of SJA, four babies, two grads in seminary/religious life, one in the...
2018 Homecoming Recap!

2018 Homecoming Recap!

It was great to see so many alumni at Homecoming on Friday, October 5!  Thanks to all who came to enjoy the game and post-game social. Future Thunder enjoyed face painting as well! See more pictures...
Alex King drafted by Arizona Diamondbacks

Alex King drafted by Arizona Diamondbacks

Former St. James Academy baseball standout Alex King was selected in the 35th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday as the 1,059th overall pick. via Shawnee...
SJA Alumni Nursing Students – Rockhurst University

SJA Alumni Nursing Students – Rockhurst University

Five 2014 SJA Graduates are all members of the Rockhurst University/Research College of Nursing Graduating Class of 2018, as well as scholarship recipients.  These alumni include Maddie Thornhill, Anna Boucher, Katie Kerner, Kaitlyn Klein, and Caroline Lipp. Katie...
Class of 2012 Reunion

Class of 2012 Reunion

In case you missed it on our Instagram (follow sja_alumni), the Class of 2012 had an awesome reunion on the night before Thanksgiving! Thanks to the ladies who planned it and for all who showed up to celebrate five years since...

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