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June 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.

128 Core Partners Continue to Grow

The last several months have been a difficult and uncertain time for our nation and world. One thing has remained the same – the Pumas are a tough bunch! The 128 Core Partners have been making their pledge payments. New donors have stepped forward and offered their support. We have raised over $1,468,200 in gifts and pledges to date and it’s still growing. Many of you have joined us for a Zoom meeting, returned a phone call, or sent an email. Your continued support, not just monetarily, but kind words, thoughts, and prayers have kept us going.

As we begin to slowly emerge from our homes and return to regular activities, we hope to continue to hear from you. Exciting things are going on at Campus. Healthcare classes have begun on campus. Tuckpointing of the Chapel is being completed over the next several weeks and will ensure the exterior of the Chapel is secure for many years to come. A new HVAC system is being installed in the Core building. Once completed the Core building will be removed from the aging complex boiler system and will make it a stand-alone building. More information about those projects will be shared in the July newsletter.

As we continue to grow and forge ahead, we continue to ask for your support. Keep us in your daily prayers. If you would like to make a pledge or one-time gift, please contact Beth Graf, Director of Communication and Development, or visit

Have a blessed summer!


Healthcare Classes Commenced at the College

Classes have begun for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), and Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT). Careers in the health sciences are currently in high demand and Saint Joe is training students to help meet that demand.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is a 10-week course (105 hours of class time) and meets meet Monday and Wednesday plus clinical time. After passing the state exam, students will be licensed certified nursing assistants for the state of Indiana. CNA's work in hospitals, home care, and long term nursing facilities, in which there is a great need. Instructor Jenny Jesko RN, who has been instrumental in organizing and beginning these courses, teaches the CNA students with many years of nursing experience.

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) program is an 11-week course that meets on Tuesday and Thursday. After completing the program and passing the state exam, students will be Certified Clinical Medical Assistants and will be a multi-skilled allied health care professional that specializes in procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory health care setting. They will perform both clinical and administrative duties and assist a variety of providers including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Hali Chapman RMA joins Saint Joe as the CCMA and CPT instructor.

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) program is a 7-week course that meets on Tuesday and Thursday. After completing the CPT program and passing the exam, students will be Certified Phlebotomy Technicians and will be a multi-skilled allied health care professional that specializes in drawing blood from patients, collecting a variety of other specimen samples, doing minor lab testing and delivering specimens to the lab for further testing. Hali Chapman RMA, the instructor for CCMA and CPT, is very happy to be sharing her knowledge with new students.

The next round of classes will begin in September. Please share this opportunity with family and friends. For more information and to enroll, please visit our website --


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Contact Us

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

Phone: 219-866-6000 ext 2014

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