Last year, the Portland Water District (PWD) announced the creation of a grant program that offers free water bottle filling fountains to local entities. Twenty-six applications for grants were received, and the Board of Trustees awarded four water bottle filling stations. Saint Joseph’s College is the first recipient to install the station.
Matt Nelson ’91 was recently named the 2014 Middle Level Principal of the Year by the Maine Principals’ Association. The principal of Westbrook Middle School since 2010, the Principals’ Association describes Nelson as “a tireless advocate…who has focused the attention of the school on student achievement.” Previously, Nelson was the assistant principal of Westbrook High School.
On March 19, author Kathryn Miles comes to Saint Joseph’s College as part of the spring Cultural Affairs Lecture Series, to give a talk on her book, All Standing: The True Story of Hunger, Rebellion, and Survival Aboard the Jeanie Johnston.
It’s been one year since associate professor of communications Dr. William Yates’ service-learning practicum class collaborated on the production of a community-sourced cookbook, in the spring of 2013. Now, with nearly 100 percent of the units sold, Dr. Yates proudly presented the culmination of his and his class’ work to its beneficiary on February 26: a check in the sum of $1,010 dollars to Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry.
When are two majors better than one? When they complement each other and build upon career goals. For Bobby Michaud, majoring in biology and psychology is the right step toward his future. Read about Bobby and his work at http://sjcmestudentblog.wordpress.com.