Calumet College of St. Joseph has received notice from the Department of Education that will receive a $5 million grant for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education for Hispanic-serving institutions. This grant is the largest single gift/grant in the college’s history.

The college, in Hammond, Ind., near Chicago, is sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.

The college will receive $1 million per year over five years in support of expenditures to strengthen STEM education, enrollment and retention strategies, and academic and technology support for its students.

“This is an incredible opportunity for CCSJ, and can really make a difference to the college, the students and the community,” said Dr. Amy McCormack, CCSJ president.

Missionaries in ministry at CCSJ are Brother Jim Ballmann, Brother Ben Basile and Fr. Tim McFarland.