July 22, 2010
The Griffin News Update, an e-newsletter created by the Office of Communications, features College media mentions in the news and events.

Chestnut Hill College in the News

Chestnut Hill College Receives National Media Attention from Conservation Works! Grant Announcement

Chestnut Hill College was awarded $250,000 from the Pennsylvania Conservation Works! grant program sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection. The grant will allow the College to install a new integrated energy-efficient management system on campus. The news of the grant has been of national interest, sparking articles in the Philadelphia Business Journal and its affiliates in San Francisco, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and was mentioned on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Web Site.

The story was also featured in the Chestnut Hill Local, the Triangle Business Journal, Capital District Business Review, Baltimore Business Journal, The Street, and Philly.com.

PGW Case Study of Chestnut Hill College Documents Energy Savings

Chestnut Hill College was the subject of a study that Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) completed after the College changed its energy sources to natural gas to help the environment while also saving the College money.

Music Faculty at Chestnut Hill Profiled for Local Blog

A biography of Edward Strauman, Ph.D., assistant professor of music at the College was featured in the blog, The Philly Junto, for his career as an academic and local jazz musician.

College Assistant Professor Quoted in Catholic Herald Article about Violence and Video Games

Richard G. Malloy, S.J., Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology and sociology at the College, was interviewed for an article in The Catholic Herald about the link between violence and video games. The story was also featured on the American Catholic Web Site. Malloy was also the featured speaker at for the First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown and was mentioned on the news site www.Vindy.com.

Chestnut Hill College Students Mentioned in Local Papers for Academic Achievements

Many students who were inducted into honor societies or received diplomas this academic year were recognized by their local papers for their achievements. Recent announcements have appeared in The Pottstown Mercury, The News of Delaware County, and The Intelligencer (Doylestown).

Time Out for Sports

Local Newspapers Announce Carpenter Cup Player to Join Chestnut Hill College Baseball Team

Ray Puskar, a baseball player from Pennridge, was featured in The Perkasie News Herald for joining the Chestnut Hill College baseball team. The story was also featured on the Montgomery News Web site.

Chestnut Hill College Tennis Stars Featured in the Phoenixville News for Fishing Talents

Chestnut Hill College students Adrian Avena and John Reading were featured in the Phoenixville News about placing 4th at the National Guard FLW College Fishing Northern Regional Event. Both students are also tennis players at the College.

Alumni in the News

Recent Chestnut Hill Alumna and Daughters Featured in Story in The Colonial

Patty Carroll, a May 2010 graduate of the College’s graduate program in human services, was featured in a story with her daughters for all graduating at the same time in The Colonial. Her two daughters completed high school and college while their mother finished her master’s degree.

College Alumna Writes Book on Rescue Animals and Autism

The Tribute Books Blog wrote a review of alumna Sandra J. Gerencher’s book, Second Chance: How Adoption Saved a Boy with Autism and His Shelter Dog. She earned a master of science from the College in 1999.

Chestnut Hill College Graduate Starts Book Blog With Her Dad

Lauren Johnson, a graduate of the School of Undergraduate Studies started a new blog, BookTown, to help aspiring authors navigate the world of the book publishing business.

Alumna Receives Distinguished Service Award from The American Bankers Association

Bonita Jones ’79 was honored with the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from The American Bankers Association. The Distinguished Service award recognizes outstanding leadership, initiative and accomplishment in banking regulatory compliance management.


Upcoming Events

Groovin East Jazz Trio to Perform

September 10, 2010 at 7 p.m.
East Parlor
Information: 215.248.7194

28th Annual Golf Invitational

October 11, 2010
Whitemarsh Valley Country Club
Lafayette Hill, Pa.
Chestnut Hill College will hold its 28th Annual Golf Invitational to benefit student scholarships at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pa.

Event Spotlight

Chestnut Hill College Places Three Teams in Phi Beta Lambda Business Competition National Finals

Three teams of Chestnut Hill College students became national finalists participating in the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, competing against more than 2,000 students from 40 states to earn the honor. The following students received awards during the competition held July 9-12 in Nashville, Tennessee:

Web Site Development; [5th Place]: Anitra Babic;
Business Ethics; [8th Place]: Chris Cordaro and Bill Gardiner;
Sales Presentation; [9th Place]: Laura Mraz;

"Our students our justly proud of their performance at the National Leadership Conference, says Robert Durney, M.B.A, club advisor and associate professor of business at the College. “Chestnut Hill College has set the standard for smaller colleges over the past four years. I am especially gratified that we regained national finalist stature in Business Ethics."

Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, is the largest student business leadership organization in the country.