Adriana Lugosan '16

November 4, 2013

Adriana Lugosan '16 Etiquette DinnerMajors: Chemistry and Biology with a Forensics Science Track

Minor: Criminal Justice

Clubs, activities, & leadership: Cheerleading, Puma Activities Council, Little 500 chairperson, tour guide, freshmen leader, Alpha Lambda Delta, Chemistry lab assistant, peer learning assistant, Relay For Life team development chair, and I am organizing the Forensics event for the Science Olympiad at SJC in 2014.

Adriana Lugosan '16 NACA

How did you hear about SJC?

I searched online for schools that offered majors in Forensic Science and found out that SJC had a major. Now that they also offer the master’s degree, I know I made the right choice!

Adriana Lugosan '16 Basket Toss

Why did you choose SJC?

I chose SJC because I immediately felt welcome when I came to campus. I was able to connect personally with professors like Dr. Neal Haskell. Dr. Haskell is a major reason for why I chose SJC. So far, I have had the opportunity to take one of his courses and do some summer interning with him. I also value the fact that I can join clubs and branch out at SJC. I wasn't able to do that in high school, and I knew it was something that I wanted to do in college. SJC was able to help me get into my major as soon as I started classes. I was also able to transfer credits I earned in high school, which freed up enough time in my schedule for me to add Chemistry as a second major.

Adriana Lugosan '16 Cheerleading Team

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to graduate with a BS in Biology, a BS in Chemistry, and a minor in Criminal Justice. Then, I hope to use the knowledge I gained at SJC to work as a CSI or in a crime lab. After graduation, I plan to get my masters in Forensics from SJC.


Explore the Core
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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. 

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    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.

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    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.