BROOKLYN and LONG ISLAND, NY – January 15, 2010 St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that Congressman Edolphus Towns (D-Williamsburg) has secured a grant for $400,000 that will help purchase new laboratory and computer equipment for the College’s Brooklyn and Long Island campuses. The grant’s funding was approved in the Labor, Health and Education Appropriations Act of 2010 that passed the House last August. The bill was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010, which President Obama signed into law last month.
"St. Joseph's College is profoundly grateful to Congressman Ed Towns for this wonderful grant,” said Sister Elizabeth A. Hill, president of St. Joseph’s College. “It will enable us to provide our students with state-of-the-art technology, thus preparing them for advanced study in the sciences and other disciplines. Congressman Towns has always been a good friend of St. Joseph's, and higher education in general, and we applaud him for this latest effort on our behalf."
“I am proud to support St. Joseph’s College in its efforts to prepare students for careers in science and computer technology,” Representative Towns said. “While many college students do not have access to the tools and resources necessary to compete in a 21st century global economy, St. Joseph’s College is stepping in to fill the void.”
St. Joseph’s will use the funds for science laboratory and computer equipment, interactive smartboards and distance learning classrooms. The equipment will enable one professor to teach a class to students on both campuses, also allowing St. Joseph’s to make the best use of its resources and increase the scope of its offerings to its students.
About St. Joseph's College
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 23 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs through its School of Arts and Sciences and its School of Professional and Graduate Studies.