Hometown: DeMotte, IN
High School: North Newton Jr./Sr. High School
Major: Mass Communication
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?
The 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.
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."
Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.
Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.
The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.
You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.
Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.