Congressman Pete Visclosky

Representing the 1st District of Indiana

Visclosky Announces Title III Grant to Saint Joseph’s College

Sep 14, 2012
Press Release

Rensselaer, IN – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the award of a Title III Grant to Saint Joseph’s College from the U.S. Department of Education.

The grant, awarded under the Department’s Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP), helps postsecondary schools expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve academic and institutional programming. Only 14 colleges and universities nationwide were selected to receive a grant award under the program.

"Receiving the Title III Strengthening Institutions Program grant is a tremendous honor that will benefit Saint Joseph's College in transformative ways," said Saint Joseph's College President Dr. F. Dennis Riegelnegg.  "The grant strategies will ensure student success by strengthening educational support services and academic advising and by creating a technology-rich environment to improve learning outcomes."

Saint Joseph’s College has received numerous accolades for its success in recent years. The College has been named one of the “Top Ten Best Value” colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report, in addition to being named “Best Regional College” by the Princeton Review eight years in a row.

“I offer my congratulations to Dr. Riegelnegg and all of the hardworking students and staff at Saint Joseph’s College for receiving this grant award,” Congressman Visclosky said. “The link between top-quality colleges and universities and new businesses and jobs is undeniable. I will continue working with all of Northwest Indiana’s colleges and universities to help them maintain their roles as centers of regional innovation.”