Victoria Berenda '16
Hometown: Remington, IN
Double Major: English and Athletic Training
High School:Tri-County High School in Wolcott, IN
Activities and Clubs: Cheerleading, Puma Activities Council
I have grown up in the Saint Joseph's College community. My mom attended SJC and became the Director of Alumni and Parent Relations in 2002. Naturally, SJC was on the list when I began applying to colleges. However, I was not set on becoming a Puma until I learned about the Core Program.
As a hands-on learner, I was dreading having to take two to three years of general education classes before being able to focus on my degree. The Core Program allows students to begin their majors right away. My first day of classes included Basic Athletic Training and Modern American Literature. I literally began both majors my first day. SJC is a perfect fit for my learning style, setting it apart from the other colleges and universities I looked at.
While all students are required to take Core, regardless of their major, the concepts learned through this Program apply to every field of work. The Program is designed to teach students professionalism and communication skills through lecture, reading, and class discussion. SJC is a perfect fit for me, and I can honestly say the Core Program is the reason I am a Puma.
After graduation, I want to write for fitness magazines. Thankfully, SJC makes double majoring possible, allowing me to have a background in both writing and athletics.