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  • June 3, 2013

    SJC Refinancing Debt with DeMotte State Bank and Farm Credit Mid-America

    Saint Joseph's College has announced the refinancing of its long term debt obligations through partnerships with DeMotte State Bank and Farm Credit Mid-America. The total amount financed is $27 million, which will be locked in at a fixed interest rate for a 20 year term. The agreement was finalized May 30, 2013 at Jasper County Abstract in Rensselaer, Ind. This refinancing enables the College to more effectively manage its long term debt obligations while also investing in the local community. "I am very pleased with the partnership we have made with DeMotte State Bank and Farm Credit Mid-...

  • May 20, 2013

    Patricia Offer Zepeda '93 Elected to Alumni Association Board of Directors

    Patricia Offer Zepeda '93 has been elected to the Saint Joseph's College Alumni Association Board of Directors. A resident of Chicago, Zepeda works in financial development and fundraising at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. "A school like SJC is unique in its size and the sense of community it fosters in its students," said Zepeda. "As an alumna, especially one who received financial support from the College, I feel strongly about staying close and remaining very involved in order to promote SJC and to keep it vital for generations to come." Zepeda believes the education she received...

  • May 20, 2013

    Margaret Broderick '08 Elected to SJC Alumni Association Board of Directors

    Margaret Broderick '08 has been elected to the Saint Joseph's College Alumni Association Board of Directors. Broderick graduated from SJC with a Bachelor of Arts in History. A resident of Palos Heights, Ill., Broderick is a middle school teacher at St. Barnabas School and a golf coach at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, both of which are located in Chicago. "As a school teacher, I feel my skill set and network of relationships will serve me well on the Alumni Board. As a proud alumna of SJC, I understand the importance of giving back and remaining involved." As a student at SJC,...

  • May 16, 2013

    SJC Welcomes New Basketball Head Coaches

    Saint Joseph's College has hired Tom Church and Steve Harold to helm the men's and women's basketball teams. Church takes over for the men while Harold will lead the women. Coach Church makes his return to SJC after spending the past three seasons as an assistant coach at Florida Southern College. Before his three years at FSC, Church was an assistant coach for the Pumas 2007-2010. In his three seasons at FSC, the Moccasins were 70-25 with Sunshine State Conference Tournament Championships in 2012 and 2013. The Moccasins made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament all three years and won the...

  • May 14, 2013

    SJC Inducts Five Alumni into Sports Hall of Fame

    Five Saint Joseph's College alumni have been inducted into the SJC Sports Hall of Fame. The inductees include Bill Massoels '89, Melvin Wood '83, Zac Wells '97, Katie Flynn Felke '80, and Lou Pinto '97. A cross country and track and field athlete as a student, Bill Massoels graduated with the fastest 10,000 meter time in school history, a record that stood for 12 years, and the second fastest 5,000 meter time, which stood for 13 years. Massoels' time in the 10,000 meter run still sits in the top ten in school history, and his 5,000 meter run time ranks eleventh. He has coached every athlete...

  • May 7, 2013

    Rensselaer Native Andrea VanMeter Named SJC Senior of the Year

    Senior Accounting major and Rensselaer native Andrea VanMeter has received the Senior of the Year Award from the Saint Joseph's College Alumni Board. A captain on the women's golf team, VanMeter has accepted a staff accountant position at CPA firm Katz, Sapper & Miller in Indianapolis. She will begin working in October. "First and foremost, I would like to thank my parents because without their influence, I would have never attended SJC. Since day one, they have done nothing but support me. Furthermore, I would like to thank the faculty and staff of the College, especially those in the...

  • May 7, 2013

    INSGC Grant Helps Saint Joseph's College Students Explore Environmental Careers

    In April 2013, Saint Joseph's College's Associate Professor of Physics and Computer Science Dr. Jennifer Coy took 35 students to visit Meadow Lake Wind Farm in Chalmers, Ind. and BioTown Ag in Reynolds, Ind. Prior to the trip, Coy stated, "The goal of this field trip is to investigate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers in the environmental industry and for students to be exposed to some of the science and technology used in renewable energy." While at the Meadow Lake Wind Farm, which operates 303 wind turbines and provides clean energy to 133,000 homes, SJC students...

  • April 29, 2013

    Saint Joseph's College to Graduate 118th Class

    On Sunday, May 12, Saint Joseph's College will graduate its 118th class of seniors. The Commencement ceremony will begin at 1:00 pm CDT in the Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse, and Michael Scudder '93 will serve as the commencement speaker. Scudder, who was the 1993 co-valedictorian, graduated from SJC with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He then attended Northwestern University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1998. During his time at SJC, Scudder was a member of the golf team and was inducted into the SJC Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Scudder has served as a law...

  • April 18, 2013

    SJC Orchestra to Present Its Second Concert

    The Saint Joseph's College Orchestra will follow up its December premiere with a concert on Sunday, April 21 at 7:00 pm CDT in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The concert will essentially be a collage of different pieces in various styles. Some of the works to be performed include "Mountain Spring" by Barrage, "Telemann Canon," and "Suite for Violins" by Ladislav Gabrielli. The Orchestra Concert will also feature the introduction of the Alternative Style Orchestra. Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestras Maxim...

  • April 18, 2013

    SJC Spring Choral Concert to Feature Vivaldi's "Gloria"

    The Choirs of Saint Joseph's College, under the direction of SJC Assistant Professor of Music/Director of College Choirs Kelly A. Ford, will present their Spring Choral Concert Sunday, April 28 at 4:00 pm CDT in the Saint Joseph's Chapel. The concert will feature Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria," a 12-movement concert piece, with solo and chorus work from members of the SJC Concert Choir. Instrumentation will include the SJC Chamber Orchestra and keyboard accompaniment by SJC alumnus Bernard Sell '92. The concert is free and open to the public. "The Vivaldi "Gloria" is one of the most often played...


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