Katie Harold '15

August 4, 2014

Hometown: Born in Glenville, WV; lived in Springfield, MO; now living in Rensselaer, IN       Katie Harold '15

High School: Glendale High School (Springfield, MO)

Major: Business Administration-Marketing       

Minor: Computer Science

Activities/Clubs: Women’s Basketball

How did you hear about SJC?

My dad accepted a job as Head Women’s Basketball coach and I followed him here. We were previously at Drury University and I had been here to play SJC in conference games.

Are you getting financial aid?

I did receive an Honors Transfer Scholarship. With this financial aid package, I don’t have to feel financially burdened for following my dad to a new school. It also eases my parents’ minds considering I have a sister who will be attending college.

Katie Harold '15 in group

Why did you choose SJC?

I chose SJC because of family. Knowing my family was going to move from Missouri to Indiana wasn’t an easy pill to swallow. However, when I came and visited, I knew I would be okay because everyone I met here on campus immediately took me in and helped me with my every need. Not only was I getting to still be close to my real family, but I knew I would have a family on campus also.

What are your plans for the future?

I currently do not know exactly what I want to do career-wise. I would love to live in or near Nashville, so I am looking for careers there. I am hoping that as my senior year goes on, I will have a better idea of what I want to do.

Do you feel that the Core Program has helped you?   

I think Core has helped me in my other classes because I am more apt to speak up in discussion or if we are in smaller groups I don’t care to take charge. I am not the biggest fan of public speaking, but I have learned to handle it. I think Core will help me after graduation with my job interviews and really just with my life in general. Again, being able to confidently discuss my values and be understanding of other world views will be skills that I will use often throughout my post-college life.


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.