Rose Nowicki '13

November 4, 2013

Major: Sociology

Hometown: Griffith, Ind.

Activities or clubs you're involved in at SJC?

I have been an RA for the past 3 years as well as the Diversity Coalition President and Sodexo's Student Marketing Coordinator. Because of SJC's small campus atmosphere, it was very easy to get involved and be a leader.

Being involved in these activities really helped me form bonds with my fellow students and peers and shaped the person that I am today.

There are always opportunities to be involved as well as creating clubs that are currently non-existent. The ability to do that is what makes SJC so great, it makes you feel like you can make a difference and be a part of something great.

Campus Ministry

SJC's thriving Campus Ministry is welcoming to those of Catholic faith traditions and non-Catholic faith traditions. It makes for a very welcoming atmosphere. I participated in Kairos and grew close with a group of peers, and that experience has added to the amazing SJC journey that I have had since freshman year.

Are you getting financial aid and if so, what kind?
SJC Scholarship

Why did you choose SJC?

SJC's community is what appealed to me about this campus when choosing colleges. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming that it didn't take long for me to feel a part of the "Puma Family."

The Core Program

The Core Program helped me focus on what career path I wanted because in my freshman year, I was able to realize that Economics was not for me and was able to change my major to Sociology. The Sociology professors here aid in fostering a passion in the social sciences. The individual aid and small class sizes helped me form great relationships with all my professors, making me confident in the education I am getting.

What are your plans for the future?

Being a leader on this campus has fostered the passion and desire I have with furthering a career in university/college life.

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.