Alycia Tassone '14

December 16, 2013

Hometown: DeMotte, INAlycia Tassone '14 Glass Menagerie

High School: North Newton Jr./Sr. High School

Major: Mass Communication

Minor: Theatre

Activities or clubs you're involved in at SJC?

I am a radio DJ for 93.3 The Joe, and I am also the music director for the radio station.  I am involved in theatre here and have been in six productions so far. I am also one of the heads of the theatre publicity crew.  I have been involved with TV6 News in the past as well.

Why did you choose SJC?

It is very close to home, which I really like.  SJC offered me the most scholarship money coming in my freshman year, and I really liked the Mass Communication program after talking to Associate Professor of Communication Fred Berger on my visit here.

How do you feel about the Core Program?

Alycia Tassone blankets Scofield in Glass MenagerieThe Core Program is different from any other college’s general education courses. The Core Program allows students to jump right into their major freshman year, which is really wonderful.  I like how Core combines the general education subjects, so students here don’t have to go through the individual math, science, history, and English classes all over again like in high school.  They are combined in the Core Program.

Do you feel that the Core Program has helped you?

I have noticed connections between some of the Cores and my major.  I think Core helps students here to gain knowledge about different periods of time in the past and makes you think deeply about your place in this world today.


Glass Menagerie with Tassone Markwalder and Brunson

Alycia did a radio commercial for SJC. Here is what she said:

"Hi, I'm Alycia Tassone, and I'm a Mass Communication major at Saint Joseph's College.

SJC does a great job of allowing students to dive right into their major freshman year without having to take all those general education classes thanks to the Core Program.

The small class sizes make it easy to get to know your professors and classmates and get hands-on experience. I was able to be a DJ on the campus radio station my first semester. You don't get that at other larger colleges.

Saint Joseph's College presents wonderful opportunities for all students no matter what your major."




Explore the Core
  • 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.