Colby Alexis Named Class of 2014 Valedictorian

April 24, 2014

Saint Joseph’s College is proud to announce Political Science major Colby Alexis as the Class of 2014 Valedictorian. Colby has spent seven straight semesters on the Dean’s List. In addition to his academic accomplishments, he has been a leader in numerous extracurricular activities, including vice president of the Student Association, president emeritus of the SJC chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society, and secretary of the Puma Activities Council.

A native of Port Huron, Mich., Colby is a member of the SJC Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Wind Ensemble as a saxophone player. He participates in many Campus Ministry and German Club events; additionally, he represents the College as an Admissions Ambassador and a resident assistant. He received the J. Phillip Posey Award for International Studies, the Stemler Study Abroad Award, and the Presidential Scholarship, SJC’s most prestigious scholarship.

Colby believes SJC has prepared him well to fulfill his goal of becoming an attorney.

“The Core Program has provided me an avenue to engage in deep, civil discussions about important issues, a skill that cannot be overlooked in a profession that is so intertwined with moral, political, and ethical issues.”

As an alumnus, Colby hopes to represent the College with the same level of professionalism and dedication that he does as a student.

“As a competent professional formed through education in the Core Program and my major, it is my responsibility as an SJC alumnus to approach every professional challenge with responsibility and hard work.”

Colby has been awarded a full ride scholarship to Northwestern University School of Law and will begin courses next fall.

Named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation, a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review, and “Best Value” and "Best Midwestern College" by US News & World Report, Saint Joseph's College is a four-year, Catholic college offering 27 majors, 4 group majors, 35 minors, and 9 pre-professional programs, complemented by the nationally acclaimed Core Program. Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of nearly 1,200 students.

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