Lake Village's Caitlin Wedding Named Senior of the Year

April 25, 2012

On Friday, April 20, Elementary Education major Caitlin Wedding of Lake Village, Ind. was named Senior of the Year at the annual President's Senior Dinner.

Wedding is the senior class vice president and has been a member of the SJC Art Club and intramural sports. She was the secretary of the Volleyball Club in 2009, a resident assistant for two years, an Admissions student ambassador and tour guide, and a student employee in the Office of Institutional Advancement and Marketing. Wedding is excited for the future, for which she believes her time at SJC has prepared her in countless ways.

"I have found out so much about myself and others while at SJC. I have a positive outlook on my future and have the confidence to pursue the goals I intend to achieve. I will always encourage prospective college students to attend SJC."

As an alumna of SJC, Wedding hopes to share the confidence and skills she obtained at SJC with her own students.

"My professors have been tremendous examples of how to conduct myself as a person and as a future educator."

The other nominees for the award included: Mathematics and Psychology major Kenneth Rossi of Kapolei, Hawaii; Chemistry major Monica Lohmuller of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Business Administration major Jade Anthrop of West Lafayette, Ind.; and English major Hannah Sparks of DeMotte, Ind.

Selection for the Senior of the Year candidates began in January, when members of the senior class voted for three of their classmates. Nominees were required to have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 (minimum) on a 4.0 scale and completed and passed at least 105 college credit hours. After the top five vote recipients were named, a selection committee consisting of members of the SJC Alumni Association Board of Directors interviewed each candidate and selected a winner.

Saint Joseph's College, named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation and a "best Midwestern college" by the Princeton Review, is a four-year, Catholic college offering 27 majors, 4 group majors, 34 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 1,100 students.

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  • 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. 

  • Mentorship

    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.

  • Leadership

    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.

  • 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.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

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

  • Mentorship

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

  • High Quality Academics

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

     

  • Leadership

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

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.