Congressman Bishop Speaks to SJC Students

PATCHOGUE, NY – DECEMBER 6, 2011 – The Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) recently hosted Congressman Tim Bishop (D – Southampton) at its Long Island Campus to discuss topics that are affecting college students.

Congressman Bishop addressed more than 70 students and faculty members from SJC’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies on topics such as financial aid, student loans and workforce development.

"We are all focused on getting America working again, and St. Joseph's College is a leader in helping Long Islanders learn the skills to succeed in today's economy," said Congressman Bishop. "I was honored to share my thoughts on building a 21st century workforce with the smart and motivated students attending St. Joseph's Weekend College."

Congressman Bishop represents the First Congressional District from Smithtown to Montauk Point. Elected to Congress in 2002, he is a lifelong resident of Suffolk County and a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee.

“This was the first time that a member of Congress has given a lecture to students in SJC’s Weekend College,” said Elena A. Dundon, adjunct professor at SJC and faculty liaison for the Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management. “The feedback from students was wonderful. They were impressed with Congressman Bishop and found the information to be very valuable.”

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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. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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