Their mission, however, went far beyond preparing the next generation of teachers. The Sisters of St. Joseph worked to better the entire community, and ensured that the college would be a place where women who otherwise could not afford an education could prepare themselves for a career.
Today, Elms College continues in that tradition, integrating service to others and a foundation in the liberal arts with career preparation for both men and women. The Sisters of St. Joseph influence is still felt today as they continue to serve the college as professors, directors, administrators, and volunteers.
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We are a private Catholic coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts. Elms College is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and grants associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.