July 27, 2009
The Griffin News Update, an e-newsletter created by the Office of Communications, features College mentions in the news, faculty highlights, events, and little-known facts about CHC.

Chestnut Hill College in the News

Director of Career Services Quoted in CNN.com / CareerBuilder Article

Nancy Dachille, director of career services at Chestnut Hill College, was quoted in an article on tips on how to stay cool during an interview for the CareerBuilder Web site, which was featured on CNN’s online portal.

Philadelphia Examiner Article Highlights Chestnut Hill College Quidditch Team

Blair Baker of the Examiner.com mentions Chestnut Hill College in her article about where to catch Quidditch matches on the East Coast. The article also links to Chestnut Hill College’s blog, 75AcresofAwesome.com.

New Philadelphia Professional Soccer League Selects CHC for Mini-Camp

The Philadelphia Independence, the new women’s professional soccer team in the City of Brotherly Love, held a three day mini-camp in late June at Chestnut Hill College for local athletes to showcase their talent and possibly win a spot on the 2010 roster. Chestnut Hill College was prominently featured on the team’s Web site and in the media over the three-day period. The Press of Atlantic City, The Bucks County Courier, and The Courier Post all published stories about local players who were participating in the camp.

Incoming First-Year Student Receives Award

Rosalina Iott, an incoming first-year student this fall and Sea Scout Boatswain, spoke at the Connecticut Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s 14th Annual Outstanding Leadership Award Reception about how she juggled scholarship responsibilities, Sea Scout duties, preparation for entering Chestnut Hill College and just being a teenager. Rosalina graduated this year from Fitch High School and is a member of the National Honor Society.

Chestnut Hill College Students Make the Grade

Chestnut Hill College students excel academically, and their hometown papers note their achievements. The Express Times of Easton, The Times Tribune of Scranton, The Valley Independent of Monessen, Southern Berks News, and Shore News Today of New Jersey are just a handful of newspapers that published Dean’s List honors for this spring semester.

Director of Campus Ministry Receives Additional Degree and Honors

Mindy Welding, IHM, M.A., M.S. recently received a Master of Science in Pastoral Care and Counseling / Spiritual Direction from Neumann College this past May, and has been practicing spiritual direction for the past year since she earned her certificate. She has also been nominated and accepted into Montclair Who's Who Among Women in North America, which provides concise and accurate biographies of industry leaders from around the world. With over 50,000 active members, their mission is to create a network of distinguished executives and professionals with notable achievements.


Chestnut Hill Local Features CHC Alumni for Years of Service

Margaret Jackson Quinn ’64 was mentioned in the July 2, 2009 edition of the Chestnut Hill Local for receiving the 2009 Eleanore Egan Dolan Award for Outstanding Service to Chestnut Hill College. The article highlights her long record of service to the College in various committees, boards, and activities.

Time Out for Sports

First-Year Chestnut Hill College Baseball Player Featured on New Jersey Online

New Jersey Online featured incoming first-year baseball player Andrew Lawrence in a story about his high school baseball career and being selected as Today’s Sunbeam Player of the Year.

Faculty Member Mentioned for Sculpture Skills in Chestnut Hill Local

Richard Weiner, an adjunct professor in the psychology department, was mentioned in the Chestnut Hill Local for his wood carvings and sculptures that was part of Alderfer Auctions Fine and Decorative Arts Auction in June.

Featured Event

golf_committeeThe Chestnut Hill College 27th Annual Golf Invitational

Save the Date - Monday, October 12, 2009
Chestnut Hill College is pleased to host the 27th Annual Golf Invitational on Monday, October 12, 2009 at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania.
Over the last 27 years, the Golf Invitational has raised over $700,000 for the College, benefiting students by enhancing academic and student life programs. Join us for a fun day of golf and camaraderie for a great cause!
Purchase your spots now at www.chc.edu/golf or contact Jessica Hannan at 215.753.3666. Sponsorship information is also available.


Upcoming Events:

Accelerated Degree Program Information Session

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

School of Undergraduate Studies Saturday Visit

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Did You Know?

Chestnut Hill College Brings Home National Champions at Business Competition

Six Chestnut Hill College students became finalists in events at the 2009 National Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference, competing against more than 1,776 students from 46 states and 300 colleges to earn the honor. Ryan Donahue, a senior computer and information science major, won first place in Desktop Application Programming, which is the first time a Chestnut Hill College student has placed first in an event at the national level. In addition, Donahue took fifth place in the Web site Development competition. "My goal for the club this year was to place in the top three for the first time in one event and also to finish in the finals for one new event, says Robert Durney, M.B.A, M.E., P.M.P., club advisor and assistant professor of business. “I am proud of our team winning the top spot in the nation for Desktop Application Programming and fifth place in Human Resource Management, in addition to our other awards."