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  • May 24, 2016

    SJC Alumna Named 2015 Forensic Scientist of the Year

    Melissa Oberg '05

    Saint Joseph’s College alumna and chemistry graduate Melissa Oberg ’05 was recently named the 2015 Forensic Scientist of the year by the Indiana State Police Department for her dedication, professionalism and “superior forensic analysis service.” Oberg has been serving the state of Indiana through the field of Criminal Justice for ten years and has amassed several noteworthy accomplishments and honors in her decade of service. Oberg attended Saint Joseph’s College from 2001-2005 and, in addition to being an excellent student, was a terrific athlete, playing on the SJC Tennis team throughout...

  • May 16, 2016

    SJC Hosts Tri-County Kindergarteners

    Tri-County Kindergartener Corbin Laffoon posing with his drawings.

    Fifty Tri-County Kindergarten students recently took a field trip to Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana. Tri-County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathy Goad and Primary School Principal Brian Hagan envisioned starting a new tradition for Kindergarten students. According to Dr. Goad, “College and career readiness begins in Kindergarten, and we want our students to begin their academic journey with a college visit so that they can experience college life and understand the hard work and expectations it will take to prepare for their futures.”  Through generous donors in the community...

  • May 16, 2016

    SJC Announces Second Semester Dean's List

    Allyssa Davis '16, Donald Mori '16, and Kaylin Satoski '16 before Commencement 2016.

    Saint Joseph’s College has announced the Dean’s List for the second semester of the 2015-2016 academic year. The following students were named to the Dean’s List for being in the top 10% of the student body in academics in the spring semester. ArizonaPeoria:Gage Jensen CaliforniaModesto:Brian Collins FloridaPalm Beach:James Perretty IllinoisAlgonquin:Elizabeth Travis Berwyn:Juliana Pater Bridgeview:Mary Keenan Chicago:Thomas McCormickKristen Roszak Crystal Lake:Jacob Bigos Forest Park:Nicole Walsh Frankfort:Joshua Handzik Mascoutah:Jeffrey Hightower Milford:Kylie Scherf Morris:Morgan Akre...

  • May 13, 2016

    SJC Honors the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

    The 2016 Presidential Medal recipients with their medals and Dr. Pastoor.

    On Wednesday, April 27, Saint Joseph’s College President, Dr. Robert A. Pastoor, awarded Presidential Medals to three members of the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, Fr. David Kelly, C.PP.S., ’70, Sr. Donna Liette, C.PP.S., and Fr. Dennis Kinderman, C.PP.S., ’63. The Presidential Medal is new to SJC and gives the College an opportunity to recognize individuals who have contributed to making the College and the world a better place. Each of the first recipients was honored for their work in healing and reconciliation in a ceremony at the PBMR offices in Chicago, Ill. The Precious...

  • May 11, 2016

    SJC to Host Eight Productivity and Creativity Workshop Series

    PALNI logo

    The Saint Joseph’s College Robinson Memorial Library is hosting eight different workshop series focusing on productivity and creativity tools. These workshops have been made possible by a grant awarded by the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI). The PALNI Library Innovation Grant funding encourages libraries to take risks and evaluate library services innovations that expand the support of teaching and learning at PALNI supported institutions. The workshops will be made available to the PALNI libraries to spur further innovation across the twenty-three member library...

  • May 4, 2016

    SJC Welcomes New Vice President of Enrollment Management

    Vice President of Enrollment Management Beth Terrell

    Beth Terrell will join Saint Joseph’s College on July 1, 2016 as the vice president of enrollment management. Terrell is currently the vice president of enrollment services at Holy Family University, a four-year Roman Catholic liberal arts university in Philadelphia, PA. During her time at Holy Family, she enrolled the third largest undergraduate class in university history in a time in which the majority of her peers experienced decreased enrollments. She also met 125% of her budget enrollment goal, decreased the discount rate two points, implemented customer relationship management (CRM),...

  • May 3, 2016

    Andrew Klump Named SJC's Class of 2016 Valedictorian

    Andrew Klump '16 with Dr. Mark Seely

    Saint Joseph’s College is proud to announce Computer Science and Political Science double major Andrew Klump ’16 as the Class of 2016 valedictorian. Klump has spent seven semesters on the Dean’s List. Outside of academics, Klump has served as a four-year starter on the Men's tennis team and served as a team captain during the 2015-16 season. Klump’s experience at Saint Joseph’s College has been very positive. SJC provides students with a variety of opportunities to enhance critical thinking and discussion skills and gain the knowledge necessary to be successful in their chosen fields. This...

  • May 2, 2016

    SJC Delivers on Commitment to St. Francis Pledge and the Catholic Climate Covenant

    Catholic Climate Covenant Logo

    Countries worldwide are implementing measures to reduce energy consumption and Green House Gas (GHG) emissions in response to the continued challenges posed by climate change. Buildings, which account for 35%-40% of global energy consumption, represent an important pathway for achieving these goals. Saint Joseph’s College is demonstrating their commitment to environmental stewardship and the St. Francis Pledge by replacing the old coal based energy system in the central boiler plant with natural gas boilers. The switch to natural gas, which began in 2014, is just part of SJC’s initiative to...

  • April 28, 2016

    SJC Celebrates the Arts with Senior Art Show and Measure Unveiling

    Katie Davisson '16 posing with one of her paintings at the Senior Art Showl

    The SJC Art Department partnered with the staff of the campus literary magazine, Measure, last week to celebrate the work of SJC’s large community of artists throughout the year. The Art Department has worked closely with the staff of the literary magazine for many years, and this partnership culminated in a reception on April 20th, showcasing the strong influence of the arts at Saint Joseph’s College. The SJC Art Department just ended its week-long 2016 Senior Solo Capstone Shows last week with a closing reception on April 20, followed by the unveiling of the 2016 edition of the SJC literary...

  • April 25, 2016

    SJC Inducts Five into Sports Hall of Fame

    The 2016 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees.

    The Saint Joseph’s College Alumni Association recognizes the continuing need to reward athletic achievements. To accomplish this goal, the Alumni Association inducts five individuals into the Sports Hall of Fame every year. On Saturday, April 23, Edward Feicht ’71, Jenifer Benedetti ’97, Eric Peschke ’05, Amanda Stoops Hunt ’06, and Dan Peters were inducted into the College’s Sports Hall of Fame. Ed Feicht is the second recipient of the Reverend Leonard J. Kostka, C.PP.S. ’35 Award established in 2014 to recognize individuals who show outstanding support to SJC Athletics. In the early 1970s,...


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  • 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.

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    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.

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    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.