Laura James '18

April 1, 2014

laura james '18High School: Lowell Christian Academy in Lowell, Indiana

Hometown: DeMotte, Indiana

Major: Biology (Forensic Science)
 
Why did you choose SJC?

SJC is close to home, and because my friends that have gone there or are going there said they loved SJC, and I knew I would love it too.

What are you most looking forward to at SJC?

I am looking forward to seeing all the staff members and students at SJC because of the warm welcome they gave me Friday, June 27th at Early Registration. I am also really looking forward to studying my intended major!

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Amanda Perez '18 

Amanda Perez '18Intended Major: Biology (Pre-Vet)

Minor: Spanish

Why you did you choose SJC?

I chose SJC because it has small class sizes and coming from a small high school, I didn't want to go to a huge college.  I wanted to go somewhere that feels like home since I'll be so far away.  I also love the idea of the Core Program and that I'll be able to start my major in freshman year. 

What are you most looking forward to at SJC?

I am most looking forward to playing tennis and being involved in a lot of clubs, activities and volunteering.  I'm excited to be in such a different environment and meeting tons of new people.

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Katie (left) and Christine (right)

High School: Queen of Peace High School (Burbank, IL)

Hometown: North Riverside, IL

Christine Manika Christine Manika '18

o   Major: Christine--Digital Media & Journalism

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o   Major: Katie--Biology for Veterinary Medicine

Why did you choose SJC?

o   Christine: “I chose Saint Joseph's College because I felt a sense of community on the campus.  Everyone is so welcoming and they are willing to assist you with whatever you need whether it be your classes or your career.”

o   Katie: “I chose Saint Joseph's College, because of the close community and the unique teacher-student relationship.  My chosen field, veterinarian medicine, requires a lot of time, commitment, and patience. With the support of the SJC faculty and staff, I feel that my long-term goal can finally be achieved.  Saint Joseph's College provides me the best opportunity for my chosen career.”

What are you most looking forward to at SJC?

o   Christine: “I am looking forward to learning more about my career and meeting new people.”

o   Katie: “I am looking forward to meeting new people, starting my classes, and experiencing new things in life. I cannot wait until August!”

 

Briana Satoski '18

Briana Satoski '18High School: South Central

Hometown:  LaPorte 

Intended Major: Psychology

Why did you choose SJC?

I chose SJC because it's the perfect size, community, and welcoming students and staff. It felt like a home away from home.

What are you most looking forward to at SJC?

What I'm looking forward to the most is getting to know all of the other students and making new friends. I'm also really excited to be playing volleyball at SJC! 

Sammie Smith '18

Sammie Smith '18

High School: Scecina Memorial High School, Indianapolis

Hometown: Indianapolis

Intended Major: Music Education

Why did you choose SJC?

I chose SJC because from the first time I set foot on campus, SJC already felt like home. Also, SJC's Core Program is a great opportunity for me to get experience early on and to finish my major in only four years.

What are you most looking forward to at SJC?

I am most looking forward to being a part of the amazing community at SJC!

Renee Romero '18

Renee Romero '18

High School: St. Francis de Sales High School - Chicago, Illinois

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Intended Major: Accounting

Why did you choose SJC?

I chose SJC because of the small class sizes and the location. I have always been in a small private school,  and SJC was just a perfect fit for me. 

What are you most looking forward to at SJC?

I am most looking forward to meeting new people, and getting involved.

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Alexes King '18

High School: Bishop Dwenger, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Intended Major: Athletic Training with a minor in Biology and Health Therapy

Why did you choose SJC?

I have always gone to a Catholic school, so I wanted to further my religion by going to a Catholic college. I also loved being in a smaller school. I like how I know the teacher personally and, at a smaller school, you get to know everyone and can be friends with everyone. SJC was the best for my personality and career.

What are you most looking forward to at SJC?

I am looking forward to being on the Dance team at SJC. I can't wait to start studying what I want to study and being on my own.

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