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Alumnae News

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  • Announcing St. Joseph Educational Ministries

    Dear SJA Community,
    The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet of the St. Louis province are proud of the five educational institutions they founded and want to see their impact on Catholic education continue for generations to come. To achieve this goal, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and St. Joseph’s Academy are taking an innovative step, empowering the laity to continue the educational ministry that the sisters have established.

    Announcing St. Joseph Educational Ministries 
    We are pleased to announce that the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Louis Province is transferring sponsorship of the educational institutions the sisters founded, including St. Joseph’s Academy, to the newly established St. Joseph Educational Ministries (SJEM). 

    St. Joseph Educational Ministries is a model of Catholic sponsorship called a ministerial public juridic person, a status that has been granted to SJEM by the Vatican that enables lay people to take on the sponsorship role traditionally held only by religious. Although “ministerial public juridic person” sounds like an individual, it is a canonical term for a group of persons who together further the mission of the church.

    SJEM will assume the responsibility for ensuring the Catholic identity and CSJ spirituality of its sponsored institutions is retained in perpetuity. SJEM will be the bridge between the schools and the church with its lay members taking on the sponsorship role alongside the Sisters of St. Joseph.

    Day-to-Day Operations at St. Joseph’s Academy Remain the Same
    While St. Joseph Educational Ministries replaces the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet as the sponsoring entity of the schools, day-to-day operations will not be affected. The sisters are not leaving the schools, and they will continue to be active and present. Matters of finance, governance and academics remain the responsibility of St. Joseph’s Academy administrators and board of directors.

    Learn More
    We welcome your questions and comments about SJEM and offer you the following opportunities to have them answered:

    Online: Learn more about St. Joseph Educational Ministries, visit the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet’s website at csjsl.org/sjem.

    Submit Questions and Comments: Click here to submit your questions and comments, and an appropriate person will respond to you.

    Register for the Virtual Town Hall: Learn more at our Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 P.M. CST where you will have the opportunity to hear from representatives of the sisters and the schools and have your questions answered. Click here to register.

    SJEM is one of the first pontifical ministerial public juridic persons for education in the United States, and we are proud to be trailblazers in Catholic education with this new approach to sponsorship. As leaders, we are excited for the opportunities SJEM brings to our St. Joseph’s Academy community. We will keep you informed throughout the transition process, and appreciate your continued support and prayers during this time. 

    Sincerely,
    Sister Amy Hereford, CSJ
    Province Leadership Team

    Sister Fran Maher, CSJ
    Province Leadership Team

    Sister Margaret Schulz, CSJ
    Province Leadership Team

    Regina E. Mooney, Ph.D.
    President, St. Joseph’s Academy

    Craig Hannick
    Board Chair, St. Joseph’s Academy
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  • Sophia Sansone ’13: 30 Under 30

    The Academy congratulates Sophia Sansone ’13 for being named a “30 Under 30” by Nashville Briefing. Recipients of this honor “accomplished amazing things in 2020, despite a global pandemic, and those who we believe will continue to inspire in 2021.” 

    Sophia graduated from Vanderbilt University and has worked at Make Wake Artists since 2017, where she started as an assistant to Chris Kappy. She is now an integral part of Luke Combs’ management team and manager to Ashland Craft. The Alumnae Association is excited to hear what she accomplishes next! 
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  • Beta Chi Pi Welcomes Alumna

    Members of SJA's Beta Chi Pi (Science Honor Society) invited Jamie Bommarito Daugherty Ph.D., RDN, CSSD, Class of 1997, to their virtual January meeting. The Angels had the opportunity to hear about her career in dietetics, how her SJA experiences have supported her in her field, nutrition tips and more.

    Jamie has been a dietitian for 16 years and brings many ingredients to the table. She spends her time in a few varied spaces within the food, nutrition and wellness realm – the kitchen, the classroom, and outdoors, seeking new adventures around every corner. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor and Department Chair at Fontbonne University.
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  • ROTC Cadet Colonel Megan Steis '17

    ROTC Cadet Colonel Megan Steis '17 has been announced as one of 12 finalists of Navy Federal Credit Union’s "ROTC All-American Award" program, which honors exemplary ROTC cadets with a scholarship that is split between their student expenses and their detachment. 

    "From a pool of over 170 submissions, cadets have been judged by their Leadership, Military Excellence, Scholarship and Service. Just to be nominated, the candidate must be in the top 25 percent of his or her class academically, as well as ranked in the top 25 percent of ROTC. There is no shortage of excellence among these young ROTC men and women, but Megan has earned her way to the top." To learn about her accomplishments, please click here.
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  • Introducing eSports at the Academy

    The Academy has added a new sport this year, eSports! These Angels play through “PlayVS,” which is partnered with the National Federation of State High School Association. The team competes in “Rocket League,” a technical game that involves high-level dexterity, communication and fast-paced gameplay in a competitive environment.

    Did you know that eSports is considered the world’s fastest-growing sport? Students at both the high school and collegiate level compete for championships and scholarship opportunities. Many thanks to Coach Mr. Travis Rogers (Director of Technology) for bringing this sport to St. Joe. 
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    Mrs. Carrie Wenberg   

    Alumnae Programs Specialist
    (314) 394-4343
St. Joseph’s Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.

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