Saint Joseph's College
The Harold Alfond Foundation’s first major grant to St. Joseph’s College was in 2003 to support construction of new academic buildings on campus. More recently, the Foundation supported the creation of the Center for Nursing Innovation, a 21st century nursing education program featuring top-notch facilities, on-campus and online education, and innovative health care partnerships, to meet Maine’s nursing workforce shortage.
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Saint Joseph’s College is grateful to the Alfond Foundation for the three challenge grants over the past two decades that have helped move this Maine college ahead in critical ways.
A challenge in 1997 created the first comprehensive indoor athletic and recreational facilities on a campus that is under snow for the majority of the academic year and engendered a significant spike in admission applications.
A second challenge in 2004 transformed our academic (non-science) facilities and technology for teaching—bringing them from a single floor in Mercy Hall to the fully equipped 32 classrooms and seminar spaces in Alfond Hall overlooking Sebago Lake and the majestic White Mountains.
The current challenge, which began in 2017, will provide the very best SIM facilities for students in Nursing, our largest major, while supporting first-generation Maine scholarships and training and advancing nurses to meet a much larger societal need in Maine’s healthcare landscape.