Gary Yeoman '15

February 27, 2014

Hometown: Mishawaka, Ind.

High School: Penn High School

Major: Physical Education

Minor: Business

What activities or clubs are you involved in at SJC?

I play football at SJC, and I am also on the team’s Leadership Council.

What do you appreciate most about the SJC Physical Education Department and the Business Department?

What I appreciate most about the Physical Education Department is the support and knowledge I receive from Dr. Querry and Dr. Sanders, along with the Department’s family-like atmosphere. Also, the hands-on curriculum and the fact that the Professional Learning Experience program allows us to gain classroom experience from the beginning of our freshman year has accelerated my teaching education tremendously.

How have the faculty mentored you or given you personal attention?

Dr. Querry and Dr. Sanders have been great role models, as well as mentors, for me. Unlike Physical Education programs at bigger colleges or universities, Dr. Querry and Dr. Sanders don’t teach just by the book. Instead, they also teach from their personal experiences. These two professors are always looking for more accomplishments for me to achieve.

Although I just started my Business minor, so many SJC graduates’ success stories have stemmed from the Business Department. I have had the opportunity to witness several SJC alumni serve as guest speakers, several of whom have been Business graduates who have motivated me. As a result, I am minoring in Business in hopes of making my own success story. Since adding Business as a minor, the faculty members of the Business Department have been very welcoming and have been great about helping me explore ways to implement my minor after graduation.

How do you feel about the Core Program?

The Core Program has been a great experience. I have learned to explore further possibilities and thoughts. Core truly brings you out of your shell and opens your mind to new topics. Going to Core Discussion is really a high point in my day, because I get to collaborate with my peers and hear their thoughts and ideas. Core has also helped my public speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Has the Core Program helped you in other classes within your major?

Through the Core Program, I am introduced to knowledge about different cultures, which has proven to be beneficial in my PE studies. Core has also helped me feel more comfortable talking in front of classrooms and made it easier for me to understand people’s thoughts and beliefs.

What are your plans for the future?

With a degree from SJC, I plan on teaching and coaching at the high school level. I hope to inspire my students in the same way my professors at SJC have inspired me. 








News More news

Explore the Core
  • SJC Education Students in the field

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Professor Fred and Sally Berger at Graduation


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Visiting Chinese Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Hoop House student workers

    Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Images of Students

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Images of Students


    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • Images of Students

    High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.


  • Images of Students


    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.