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  • May 27, 2015

    SJC Names Wilhelm Scholarship Recipient

    Guenther, Nathaniel

     Saint Joseph’s College has announced the recipient of the Philip J. Wilhelm Class of 1963 Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Nathaniel Guenther. Guenther is a resident of Indianapolis, Ind. The son of Michael and Jill Guenther, he plans to study Business Administration with a concentration in either Management or Marketing. The Department of Business Administration was one of the primary reasons he considered SJC in the first place, though the friendly environment was what sold him. “What drew me to SJC was its strong reputation as a good school and its successful Business Program,” said...

  • May 26, 2015

    SJC Announces Second Semester Dean's List

    Deans List

    Saint Joseph's College has announced the Dean's List for the second semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. The students below were named to the Dean's List for being in the top 10% of the student body in academics. Illinois Berwyn: Juliana Pater Crystal Lake: Jacob Bigos Donovan: Colena Rathburn Dunlap: Tadd Maddalozzo Elburn: Andrea Strang Frankfort: Joshua Handzik Heyworth: Jessica McElwain Orland Park: Jeffrey Grider Clare-Marie Kost Thornton: Richard Soria Waukegan: Angelica Arizmendi Indiana Albion: Kelly Reed Anderson: Jessica Cates Bluffton: Tiffany Gibson Brownsburg: Justin Hays...

  • May 20, 2015

    SJC Presents Alumnus and Former President of Walmart China with Honorary Doctoral Degree

    Cassian Cheung

    SJC alumnus Cassian Cheung ’76 received an honorary doctoral degree from Saint Joseph’s College President Robert A. Pastoor during the 120th Commencement ceremony on May 9, 2015. Cheung has made numerous contributions to SJC and continues to show the success SJC students can achieve, as well as the true meaning of the SJC tagline, “Involved for Life.” Cheung graduated Summa Cum Laude in three years at SJC and was the valedictorian of the Class of 1976. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He was also deeply involved in campus activities during his time at SJC, serving...

  • May 20, 2015

    SJC Faculty Members Charles Kerlin and Maia Hawthorne Honored for Outstanding Work

    Kerlin and Hawthorne

    Along with the many students recognized for achievements during the 2015 Academic Awards Ceremony, two SJC faculty members were presented awards and were recognized again during the 2015 Commencement Ceremony. Professor of English Dr. Charles Kerlin received the Kaiser Award for the recent release of his autobiographical novel, “Fishing’s No Good Without You,” and Associate Professor of English Dr. Maia Hawthorne received the Teaching Excellence Award for her dedication to her students and the College. Named for Fr. Edwin Kaiser C.PP.S. 1917, the Kaiser Award is given to recognize commendable...

  • April 30, 2015

    Saint Joseph’s College to Send Off 120th Class of Graduates

    On Saturday, May 9, Saint Joseph’s College will graduate its 120th class of seniors. The Commencement ceremony will begin at 1:00 pm CDT in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse, and featured speakers will include former SJC interim President Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert, Valedictorian Tadd Maddalozzo ’15, and Senior Class President Clayton Marrs ’15. Dr. Hulbert earned his bachelor’s degree in History from Worcester State University and his Ed.D. in Educational Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. He has been involved in higher education for almost 50 years, playing a...

  • April 29, 2015

    Tadd Maddalozzo Named SJC’s Class of 2015 Valedictorian

    2015 Valedictorian, Tadd Maddalozzo

    Saint Joseph’s College is proud to announce Psychology and Criminal Justice double major Tadd Maddalozzo ’15 is the Class of 2015 valedictorian. Maddalozzo has spent seven semesters on the Dean’s List, not including the 2015 spring semester, which has yet to be announced. Outside of academics, Maddalozzo has taken on many leadership roles, including as a head resident assistant, a Kairos 68 rector, and a Kairos 66 leader. Coming to SJC from Peoria, Ill., Maddalozzo is most heavily involved in Campus Ministry events. Maddalozzo had a positive experience in SJC’s Core Program. “The Core program...

  • April 29, 2015

    SJC’s Former Interim President Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert to Serve as 2015 Commencement Speaker

    Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert

    On Saturday, May 9, former Saint Joseph’s College Interim President Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert will return to campus for the College’s 120th Commencement ceremony. Serving as the SJC interim president for seven months, Hulbert left an impact on the College, even in his short time at SJC. Hulbert earned his bachelor’s degree in History from Worcester State University and his Ed.D. in Educational Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. He has been involved in higher education for almost 50 years, playing a variety of roles in collegiate administration. He served as an...

  • April 29, 2015

    SJC Alumnus’ Autobiographical Novel to Be Recognized as Part of the 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon

    “They Are All My Family” by John P. Riordan ’64 will be featured on three media broadcasts between April 25 and May 3, as Thursday, April 30 marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon during the Vietnam War. These programs will include discussions of the autobiographical novel as well as a live interview with Riordan about his experiences at the end of the Vietnam War. The autobiographical novel details the efforts of John Riordan, a young banker, to save the families of his Vietnamese staff members before the fall of Saigon in 1975. This powerful narrative follows Riordan during the...

  • April 28, 2015

    SJC to Hold End-of-Semester Art Show

    Amanda Duncan '15

    Beginning on Wednesday, April 29, Saint Joseph’s College will be holding an End-of-Semester Art Show in the lobby of the Core Education Center. The show will run until Tuesday, May 5 and will feature artwork from numerous courses, including Painting, Ceramics II, Printmaking, Design II, Contemporary Art, Graphic Design, and Animation. “The brief exhibition of art at the conclusion of each semester in the Core Lobby is an important part of the SJC art program,” said Associate Professor of Art, Assistant Professor of Education, and Department of Art Chair Bonnie Zimmer. “Not only does it...

  • April 27, 2015

    SJC Names Four Alumni to the College’s Sports Hall of Fame

    The Saint Joseph’s College Alumni Association recognizes the continuing need to reward athletic achievements. As a result, the Alumni Association inducts five individuals into the Sports Hall of Fame a year.On Saturday, April 25, Daniel Paulsen ’08, Taylor Treesh ’05, George Badke ’68, Phillip Datka ’67, and Steven Roberts were inducted into the College’s Sports Hall of Fame. Daniel Paulsen ’08 graduated from SJC with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration after four record-breaking years as a receiver on the football team. Paulsen made 238 receptions for 3,581 yards and 29...


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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.