SJC Kicks Off Centennial Celebration

October 04, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – October 4, 2015 – For an entire century, St. Joseph’s College (SJC) has prepared and developed leaders who have made significant contributions to industry, our communities and society. As we approach and celebrate the College’s centennial, SJC is pleased to announce that it will host a Centennial Kickoff Celebration on Sunday, October 4 at 10 a.m. at SJC Brooklyn.

The celebration will begin with a Catholic mass at 10 a.m. Throughout the day, guests are invited to tour SJC Brooklyn’s campus, visit an art show, partake in men’s and women’s soccer games, and participate in acting and improv classes, exercise classes, career and educational workshops. 

“As president of St. Joseph’s College, I am especially pleased to invite members of the SJC and surrounding communities to help us celebrate this milestone,” said Jack P. Calareso, Ph.D., president of SJC. “I am looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish in our next 100 years and promise to continue honoring the traditions that this institution was built on.”

Founded in 1916, SJC opened its doors to 12 students in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn. Since its founding, the College has been at the center of one of the nation’s most diverse academic and cultural cities. With Manhattan just over the Brooklyn Bridge, students have quick and easy access to such world-renowned institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. 

SJC Brooklyn includes the Dillon Child Study Center, McEntegart Hall Library and the 40,000 square-foot Hill Center that features a 270-seat, NCAA-regulation basketball and volleyball court, dance studio and a fully equipped sports medicine suite. Over the years, the College expanded and now has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and 33,000 alumni.

“As an alumna and long-time member of the SJC family, I am excited to be part of the College’s centennial,” said Paige Napoli Carbone ’02, director of alumni engagement and college centennial. “I look forward to seeing many of our alumni, students, faculty and friends at our kickoff event. There will surely be something for everyone.”

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Paige Napoli Carbone ’02 at 631.687.2653 or visit

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.