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The Griffin News Update, an e-newsletter created by the Office of Communications, features Chestnut Hill College mentions in the news, faculty highlights, and events.

Chestnut Hill College in the News
Chestnut Hill College Graduation Receives Multiple Media Mentions
Thanks to Chestnut Hill's commencement speaker, former Channel 6 weatherman Dave Roberts, the blue skies and sunshine provided a beautiful backdrop for the College's May 12th commencement exercises. Channel 6 and WHYY Newsworks were in attendance to take photos and shoot video of the occasion. The Chestnut Hill Local and Chestnut Hill Patch also published stories on the ceremony. Click here for photos from the ceremony.

College's Institute for Science and Religion Mentioned in Philadelphia Inquirer Story
In the Health and Science section of the April 2, 2012 edition of the Inquirer, Peter Dobson, a paleontologist at the University of Pennsylvania, mentioned his involvement with the Institute for Religion and Science at the College as a board member and speaker.

KYW News Radio Features College Professor for Work with Soldiers Project
Lynne Adkins of KYW News Radio interviewed Sister Nancy DeCesare, Ph.D., associate professor of human services, for a story on the local chapter of the Soldiers Project and their upcoming training at the College. The Catholic Standard and Times also published a piece on the event.

U.N. Teachers Conference Featured in Chestnut Hill Local Stories
The Chestnut Hill Local wrote two stories on the 7th Annual United Nations Conference on Teaching Peace and Human Rights that was hosted by the College in late March.

College Quidditch Team mentioned in Story on International Quidditch Association Site
The College Quidditch team was mentioned on the International Quidditch Association Web Site for their participation on the The Fred Weasley Memorial Tournament.

Chestnut Hill Local Features Biology Professor for Cancer Education Initiatives
The Chestnut Hill Local featured Professor of Biology Lakshmi Atchison in a story about her passion for teaching and her various cancer education initiatives at the College.

Broad Street Run Fundraising for Dr. Berk Scholarship mentioned in Philadelphia Inquirer and Patch
The College was mentioned in a story about motivations for running Broad Street in the May 6th edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Chestnut Hill Patch also wrote a story on the College's fundraising efforts for a scholarship named for professor, Dr. Steven Berk.

Chestnut Hill Patch Features Photo of Quilt for Autism Awareness
A quilt made by Professor of Education Jessica Kahn to promote Autism Awareness was featured on the Chestnut Hill Patch Web Site.

Time Out For Sports
Women's Volleyball Team Fundraiser Mentioned in Chestnut Hill Local
A photo and caption of the women's volleyball team appeared in the April 26, 2012 edition of The Chestnut Hill Local promoting the teams fundraising dinner at Iron Hill Brewery.

Chestnut Hill Mentioned in Philly.com Article for Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence
The College is mentioned in an article on Philly.com for being named to the Division II Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence, honoring Division II programs with a four-year graduation rate of 90 percent of its athletes.

Chestnut Hill Local Features Women's Tennis Team for First Post-Season Tournament Play
The women's tennis team was featured in an article in the Chestnut Hill Local for being the first sports team since the College became a Division II school to make it to a post-season tourney.

Alumna Mentioned in The Philly Post for Unique "Yarn Bombing" Artwork
Alumna Jessie Hemmons '11 was the subject of a blog post on The Philly Post for her yarn bombing work in the City of Philadelphia, and most recently the Perelman building at The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Doctoral Student and Alumna Featured as "Volunteer of the Week" in Main Line Times
Kris Gross '04, a student enrolled in the College's Psy.D.) program was featured as "Volunteer of the Week" in the Main Line Times for her work at Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options. She received a master's degree in counseling psychology from the College in 2004.

Event Spotlight
Broadcast Pioneer Dave Roberts delivered the 85th commencement address at Chestnut Hill College on Saturday, May 12 at an outdoor ceremony on the College's campus.

The College awarded 351 bachelor degrees, 219 graduate degrees as well as 30 doctoral degrees in clinical psychology during the ceremony. An honorary Doctor of Laws degree was awarded to Dave Roberts for his outstanding community service work supporting local charities that include the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Lupus Foundation, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Barbara D'Iorio Martino '60, chair of the board of directors received the Chestnut Hill Medal. Click here to view a slideshow of the day.


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"Undeniably Different" Alumni Reunion 2012
June 1-3

Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery Information Sessions
Tuesday, June 5, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13, 6 p.m.
Information: 215.248.7062

2012 Design Science Global Solutions Lab
June 17-25