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  • June 20, 2016

    SJC Alum Nick Schafer '03 Named Executive Director for the Communicators for Women Religious

    Nick Schafer '03

    The board of the Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) has hired the organization’s first executive director. Nicholas T. Schafer will begin serving in this position June 1 at the Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago, where CWR now has its international office. Schafer most recently served as the chief communication and development officer for the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana. His prior work includes communication and fundraising roles as the college fund director for Saint Joseph’s College (Rensselaer, Indiana) and environmental programs supervisor for the...

  • June 16, 2016

    Capouch Retires!

    Recently Retired Professor Brian Capouch.

    Capouch was hired in the fall of 1982 on an emergency basis to teach computer courses at the College on a part-time basis. Two years later, in the fall of 1984, he was hired full-time as the Director of the Computer Center. However, he also insisted that he continue as a teacher because that was his first and dominant love. As soon as he could arrange to find another director for the Computer Center, Capouch went back to full-time teaching. It did not take long for Capouch to discover his real niche:  not only computer science courses, but Cores 1 and 2, the freshman segments of the SJC Core...

  • June 7, 2016

    SJC Names 2016 Huhn Scholarship Recipient

    2016 Huhn Scholarship Recipient Isaac Morkan

    Saint Joseph’s College has announced the 2016 recipient of the Thomas J. Huhn Athletic Leadership Scholarship. The Thomas J. Huhn Athletic Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated achievement and leadership in high school academics and football or basketball. To be eligible, candidates must maintain a 2.5 GPA in high school. They must also be a student and resident of Allen County or contiguous counties. This year’s recipient is Isaac Morken. Morken, the son of Daniel and Rebecca Morken and native of Fort Wayne, Ind. graduated from Bishop Luers High School. At SJC,...

  • June 7, 2016

    SJC Names 2016 Wilhelm Scholarship Recipient

    2016 Wilhelm Scholarship Recipient Devin Raters

    Saint Joseph’s College has announced the recipient of the Philip J. Wilhelm Class of 1963 Scholarship. The Philip J. Wilhelm Class of 1963 Scholarship is valued at $20,000 annually for four years/eight semesters. To be eligible, a candidate must be a resident of Marion County, Ind., maintain a high school GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, and demonstrate community service in Marion County. This year’s recipient is Devin Raters. Raters is a resident of Indianapolis, Ind. The daughter of Matthew & Marikay, she plans to study Psychology and Sports Management and intends to play softball and...

  • 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),...


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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.

  • 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.