STANDISH, Maine – Over the last several weeks as part of the NCAA DIII Week initiative, members of the Saint Joseph's College spring sports teams have invited select professors to take part in pre-game ceremonies as a way of saying 'Thank You' for their support.
On Saturday, April 8th, the SJC men and women's lacrosse programs held ceremonial face-offs prior to their Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) contests versus Norwich University and Rivier University, respectively. The men honored Dr. Dale Brooker, an Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice Department, while the women's team brought distinction to Dr. Mike Connolly, a History and Political Science professor at Saint Joseph's.
On Sunday, April 9th, the softball team honored Dr. Antony Girlando, an Associate Professor in the Business Administration Department at the College, who tossed the first pitch before a doubleheader versus Anna Maria College.
On Wednesday, April 12th, Exercise Science Adjunct Professor Jeff Dube threw out the first pitch before the SJC baseball team played Norwich University.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.