Liz Flipse ’14

October 25, 2013

Major: Sports Management

Hometown: Oostburg, Wis.

Clubs and Activities

I'm a Resident Assistant and also a member of Enactus.

Are you getting financial aid and if so, what kind? How is it helping you to attend SJC?

I received a large amount of academic/athletic scholarships and almost all of my remaining balance was covered by financial aid.

What do you appreciate most about the SJC Sports Managment Program?

Since Sports Management is a broad field with many career opportunities, I really appreciate the fact that SJC offers classes that expose Sports Management students to a wide array of career paths. I am also thankful for my Business classes because having the classes under my belt will make me more marketable.

How have the faculty members of the Department of Physical Education been helpful to you?

During my freshman year, I was undecided, and my advisors helped lead me in the right direction. Even though I started my major late, my Sports Management advisors have made sure I will be able to graduate in four years. The Sports Management faculty members are so dedicated to their students and their students’ success that they are willing to go out of their way to help us in any way that they can.

The Core Progam

I think the Core Program is a huge advantage. Most colleges make students take two years of general education classes before they start their major. Here, students jump into their major right away freshman year. It is great getting four years of learning Sports Management as compared to only two years everywhere else. Taking Core classes along with my major-specific classes has created a unique learning experience.

The Core Program has helped me in many ways. First, my writing, speaking, and thinking capabilities have changed so much.  I can see the difference Core has made for me in my other classes as well. Second, my morals have become more clearly defined through the Core Program. I know I will use so much of what I've learned after college.

What are your plans for the future?

I am hoping to go to graduate school in Florida to get a master’s degree in Sports Management. I would love to coach and hopefully become a college professor someday.

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.