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January 2020

Saint Joseph's College (Indiana), a Catholic college founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, pledges itself to a tradition of excellence and to a liberal education that is a united endeavor of intelligence and faith.

Happy New Year to the Puma Community and Friends of the College!

Board of Trustees Approve the 128 Core Partners Comprehensive Three-Year Plan

In 2018, the College launched a unique initiative to raise 3.9 million dollars known as “128 Core Partners.” The goal was to secure 128 Core Partners whose funds will provide the College three years financial stability and time to begin its next journey to viability. As part of the plan, a comprehensive three-year strategic plan for the revitalization of the campus was to be developed. On January 9, the Trustees approved the comprehensive plan. Materials are being prepared to explain the plan which will be shared in the weeks ahead.


Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. William J. Carroll Interim Executive Director

At its January 9 regular meeting, the Board of Trustees appointed Dr. William J. Carroll as interim executive director. Carroll, president of Hunter Global Education and Benedictine University president emeritus, will oversee the operations of the College, the development of new programming, and outreach on the campus.


Beth Graf Named Director of Communications and Development

Graf, a Saint Joseph’s College alum (2004) and former fundraiser returns to the campus with a myriad of experiences. She has thirteen years of experience in various forms of fundraising and in creating and managing an annual development plan and achieving fundraising goals. She also has worked with several volunteer groups including the Saint Joseph’s College Board of Trustees, Alumni Association and Council of Fellows, Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce, Jasper County 4-H Council, and Jasper County CASA program. Graf has also two years of experience with financial investments, cash management, and estate planning with Edward Jones.


Chapel Renovation Complete

Thanks to the generous support of the Fellows over the years, the Chapel tuckpointing renovation to the tune of $255,000 has been completed on the East and West sides of the building. The Southside tuckpointing renovation to preserve the Chapel is planned for the spring and will also be funded by the Fellows.


Ivy Tech Classes Begin at SJC Campus

Ivy Tech Community College began offering classes on campus on Monday, January 13. The first eight week class offered is English Composition. Additional classes in the second eight week session include Fundamentals Public Speaking, and Microsoft Excel. Registration for these classes is through Ivy Tech.


College Recruiting Students for Health Science Programs

The College is recruiting students for its newly approved Health Science programs. The College has recently received approval from the Indiana Department of Health to be an approved training facility for its new CNA (certified nursing assistant) program. In addition to the CNA classes, the College has received accreditation by the National Healthcareers Association to offer classes where students can earn national certifications in; Electrocardiogram (EKG), Phlebotomy, and Clinical Medical Assisting. The College will be offering day and evening classes. Registration for these classes has begun on our website! Please contact Jenny Jesko, 219-866-6000 ext. 2016, for any questions.


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Saint Joseph’s College PO Box 300 Rensselaer, IN 47978

Phone: 219-866-6000

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