Alumni Feature: Jeremy Cerone (’13)
“Through things like the Debate Society, College Republicans, and House of Churchill, and many extended conversations, I came to deeply treasure the values of community and faith underlying all aspects of life.”
This fall, we connected with a number of young alumni from The King’s College to hear how they’re spending their time. How do they reflect on their years at King’s, and what has it looked like in practice for them to pursue the mission of shaping institutions? Read more alumni stories here.
Name and Graduation Year
Jeremy Cerone, B.A. Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, 2013
I work as External Relations Senior Advisor at AJB Home Rentals, as an Advanced English Presentations Coach to foreign clients, and as a sports investor.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I try to begin with a short devotional at my desk in my home office, which can include songs and/or prayers, or other inspirational and practical material. My days can vary widely depending on which projects take priority and what non-work activities I might have scheduled, but it’s worthwhile and satisfying work. I also take care to make time for other people and for rest.
How did your experiences as a King’s student (either in class or outside of it) give you a deeper perspective that you now use in your day to day?
Through things like the Debate Society, College Republicans, and House of Churchill, and many extended conversations, I came to deeply treasure the values of community and faith underlying all aspects of life. There are also a few items from classes that I will never forget. In Politics and Comedy, Dr. David Corbin taught that you can tell who has the power in a society by seeing which people you are not allowed to joke about. In Statesmanship with Dr. David Tubbs, we explored when and how the time could come to resist the government and what you could do when that occasion arises. After Rhetoric and Republic class with Dr. Corbin and Dr. Matthew Parks, I would sometimes visit Alexander Hamilton’s grave near campus to continue thinking about the Federalist Papers. King’s also helped me develop my skills of speaking, writing, and time management.
In what ways do you see your current work contributing to God’s restoration of the world (or whatever larger purpose you see yourself as part of)?
My work provides me with the resources and schedule flexibility to contribute to God’s restoration of the world, mostly in ways beyond my day jobs. I serve on the development committee that raises money for AlphaCare, a free Christian pregnancy resource center in Philadelphia. I remain engaged in the public affairs arena via my membership in the Council for National Policy and the Conservative Action Project. I volunteer with charities for teaching English to local immigrants and to online students in Myanmar. I’m active in my local Catholic Church, especially with my parish’s chapter of the Betania Foundation international prayer ministry. At Betania, our community strives to follow the example of our late founder, Servant of God Maria Esperanza, in humility, hope, and unconditional love. We pray for the conversion of the world and for the expediting of the events culminating in the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart.