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Where Community Grows.
Where Community Grows.

We Are Community

Saint Joe’s is the place where student life and community life come together.

Kathryn Bois ’13 Teaching for a Change

Elementary education alumna and Class of 2013 Valedictorian Kathryn Bois is continuing her values-centered education at Boston College’s Urban Catholic Teachers Corps, where she’s teaching seventh- and eighth-grade language arts at St. Mary of the Hills in Milton, Mass. Why is middle school a good place for you as a teacher? It’s certainly a challenging [...]

2021-10-07T10:09:53-04:00August 1st, 2013|Categories: Summer 2013|Tags: , , |

Leader of the Pack

A natural-born teacher, Phil Castle ’11 has taken his leadership skills from a battlefield in the Middle East back to the States as an electronic medical records training professional. Philip Castle, 41, is one of Saint Joseph’s longest-attending students. Between a bachelor’s degree in education, which he completed in 2011, and the master’s degree in [...]

2021-10-07T10:09:55-04:00May 1st, 2013|Categories: Spring 2013|Tags: , , |

David Stamm ’11 in his own words

Dave Stamm ’11 recently finished his bachelor’s degree with a concentration in adult education and training. Stamm, of Selinsgrove, Pa., finished his online program last December and celebrated by coming to Commencement in May. In his spare time he is a musician in a band called Lucky Afternoon. Congratulations to Dave and all the other [...]

2021-10-07T10:09:58-04:00August 1st, 2012|Categories: Summer 2012|Tags: , , |

One hundred years of teaching teachers

Educating teachers and the birth of Saint Joseph’s College go hand in hand. When young women at St. Joseph’s Academy in Portland graduated from their Sisters of Mercy-run high school, some wanted to become teachers. According to reported history, they asked the Mother Superior about ways to pursue their studies within a Catholic setting, and [...]

2021-10-07T10:10:01-04:00February 1st, 2012|Categories: Winter 2012|Tags: , , , |

Double alumni

A growing number of on-campus graduates earn advanced degrees online from Saint Joseph's. Like many Saint Joseph’s graduates, Jessica Arsenault Gurney crossed the stage to receive her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2005 with hope, a happy heart, and a bit of sadness, too. “When I left St. Joe’s, it was very bittersweet,” Gurney [...]

2021-10-07T10:10:02-04:00August 1st, 2011|Categories: Summer 2011|Tags: , , |

Meet David Morse ’08

David Morse ’08 thoroughly enjoys working with teenagers, so it’s not surprising to find him directing the St. John Valley Technical School in Frenchville, Maine, located just across the river from neighboring New Brunswick. Since 2005, he has been the principal of the school, one of 27 career and technical education schools for high school [...]

2021-10-07T10:10:05-04:00May 1st, 2011|Categories: Spring 2011|Tags: |

New major in special education to begin next fall

Saint Joseph's has approved a new special education major beginning next fall, meeting a critical and widespread need for more teachers of children with disabilities. "This new major is a perfect blending of both the programs currently offered in the education department and the mission of the college to serve," says Dr. Kathleen Clements, assistant [...]

2021-10-07T10:10:07-04:00November 30th, 2010|Categories: Fall 2010|Tags: , |

Talk - an interview with Father Lou Phillips

Father Louis Phillips teaches “The Reflective Educator” online for the M.S. in Education degree. This summer, he taught it on campus as well. He is the rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, Maine, and administrator of the Portland and island parishes. A former Catholic school teacher and principal, he holds a Ph.D. from [...]

2021-10-07T10:10:10-04:00August 1st, 2010|Categories: Summer 2010|Tags: , , , , |

New athletics web site, college partnership and service learning program

Service learning where everyone learns Talk about a win-win. With the help of a $2,500 grant from the Fisher Charitable Foundation, education professor Dr. Janice Rey created a new service-learning program at a local, urban school that does many things at once for the benefit of all. Using environmental education curricula, the program promotes science [...]

2021-10-07T10:10:12-04:00November 30th, 2009|Categories: Fall 2009|Tags: , , , |