The Lasallian Difference

The Lasallian difference is personal. When you become a La Salle student, you join a community that includes teachers, scholars, and mentors who truly care about you—your academic and professional success, your intellectual and spiritual growth, and your potential to make a difference in the world.

La Salle is one of six colleges or universities in the United States founded in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the patron saint of teachers and founder of the Christian Brothers. At La Salle, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed after you leave campus, and the values and traditions that will stay with you when you do.

A Lasallian education has had an impact on the lives of more than 48,000 current La Salle alumni. Read some of their stories:

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Jillian Pintye, ’07

Fulbright Scholar

  • Nursing graduate Jillian Pintye, ’07 has arguably done more to give back to the world than most others her age—something that Pintye attributes to her time at La Salle. Pintye, a native of Tuckerton, N.J., graduated with her nursing degree and a desire to help others in need. This, and the aid of then-La Salle […]

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William J. Burns, ’78

Deputy U.S. Secretary of State

  • Amidst the revolutionary events of Arab Spring, William J. Burns, ’78, was officially sworn in as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State on Sept. 8, 2011. It’s fitting because Middle Eastern relations have always played a prominent role in his education and career. Two decades ago, he helped organize a groundbreaking event in Middle Eastern negotiations—the […]

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Clifton Cortez, ’89

HIV, Health and Development Practice Team Leader, United Nations Development Program's Asia and the Pacific Regional Center

  • Globally, 34 million people are living with HIV. The vast majority are in low- and middle-income countries. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped to strengthen responses to HIV and mitigate the impacts of HIV/AIDS. Clifton Cortez, ’89, has been the Asia and Pacific Regional Practice Leader in HIV, Health, and Development at UNDP […]

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