Saint Peter’s College Will Open Extension Site At South Amboy’s Cardinal McCarrick H.S.
June 5, 2003– Jersey City, NJ– Saint Peter’s College will offer adult college courses in Middlesex County when it opens an extension site at South Amboy’s Cardinal McCarrick High School in September. Saint Peter’s will offer 22 courses throughout the 2003-04 academic year for adults in several graduate and undergraduate majors at the new location. Discussions between Saint Peter’s College and Cardinal McCarrick High School began last year when the high school’s principal Dr. Frank Ianniruberto and South Amboy mayor John O’Leary expressed an interest in hosting Saint Peter’s adult courses. “This collaboration is ideal because it helps meet the needs of all constituents,” Saint Peter’s College President Father James N. Loughran, S.J., said. “From our end, we are now an attractive choice for thousands of prospective students for whom our main campus in Jersey City or our Englewood Cliffs adult campus seem too far away. Mayor O’Leary and Dr. Ianniruberto believe that many of their residents, and those in surrounding communities, interested in continuing their education, have been stymied due to the lack of options they have. We are pleased that Saint Peter’s can now offer them a convenient alternative.” The South Amboy site will be the sixth Saint Peter’s College extension location for adult students. The school’s branch campus is in Englewood Cliffs, while classes are also offered at three Jersey City waterfront locations and at Newark Airport for Port Authority employees. “This is the most ambitious outreach to adult students since we opened our Englewood Cliffs campus more than 25 years ago,” said Sister Jeanne Gilligan, Saint Peter’s College Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, who heads the South Amboy initiative. “We will be an important part of an underserved community. Our research showed there is a high interest from adults in the benefits of a Catholic, and specifically Jesuit, education.” Sister Gilligan also pointed out that Saint Peter’s can draw from a large pool of prospective students. Her research found there are 225,000 New Jersey adults living within a 20-mile radius of South Amboy who have completed up to two years of college education. An additional 170,000 have taken more than two years of course work or completed their undergraduate degrees. Courses will be offered in the following areas: Master of Business Administration: Finance; Marketing; Management; International Business, MIS Master of Arts in Education and Teacher Certification: Teaching; Administration & Supervision; Reading Specialist Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Management; Marketing; MIS; Accounting; International Business and Trade; Health Care Management Bachelor of Arts in Education: Aims of Education; Child Education Plans also call for Saint Peter’s to offer college courses to eligible Cardinal McCarrick High School seniors beginning in 2004-05 academic year. Interested adults can attend one of three Saint Peter’s College information sessions this summer on June 24, July 15 or August 14 from 6-8 p.m.at Cardinal Mc Carrick High School. Call 201-915-9203 for more information on the adult graduate course offerings or 201-915-9216 for undergraduate information or visit the College’s web site at www.spc.edu. Saint Peter’s College is the Jesuit College of New Jersey. Founded in 1872, Saint Peter’s has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.