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Chestnut Hill Resident Wins Prestigious Alumni Award

Alumna Cheryl Ann Kennedy ’87 was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award from the College at the 69th Annual Reunion Weekend early this June. The Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes graduates of the College who have a history of accomplishment in their business or profession or in civic, philanthropic, or other volunteer activities.   

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Lafayette Hill Resident Honored for Years of Service to Chestnut Hill College

Alumna Maryanne L. Walsh ’98, ’02 SGS and Lafayette Hill resident, was the recipient of the 2015 Eleanor Dolan Egan ’28 Award for Outstanding Service to Chestnut Hill College awarded at the College’s 69th Annual Reunion Weekend in early June. 


Men's Basketball to Host August Skills Clinic

The Chestnut Hill College men’s basketball team will host a youth basketball camp August 3-7 for boys and girls aged 8 through 14 who want to learn the fundamentals of the game. For more information, contact Taylor Trevisan ( or Dominique Boone (

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CHC Honors Record 94 Student Athletes for Academic Success

The College is proud to recognize and honor 94 students, who through their hard work and commitment to academic success, have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or better, earning a place on the Spring 2015 Athletic Academic Honor Roll. 

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WHYY Live Speaker Series brings a special edition of Radio Times on the Road  to Chestnut Hill College. 

In this special live program, Marty Moss-Coane will be interviewing "Morning Edition’s"  Steve Inskeep on his new book Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab.

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Chestnut Hill Professor to Showcase work at Moss Rehab 'All About Art' Exhibit 

The art exhibition “All About Art” will be on display now through June 28 at the Abington Art Center in Jenkintown, Pa. “All About Art,” an international, juried exhibition of works by artists with physical disabilities, seeks to heighten awareness of the strength, creativity and spirit of these talented people. Among those with works displayed are those by Chestnut Hill College’s Thérèse McGuire, SSJ, Ph.D., professor emerita of art, who has works in the exhibit for the fifth year.  

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CHC and Cristo Rey Philadelphia HS Partner on Scholarship Program

Chestnut Hill College is pleased to announce a partnership with Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School that will offer two, $20,000 annual scholarships to be awarded to first-year students entering Chestnut Hill College each fall from Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School. 


Chestnut Hill College's Psychology Department Earns Reaccreditation

The Chestnut Hill College Department of Professional Psychology has earned reaccreditation for its Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program by the American Psychological Association (APA). The reaccreditation, which will last until 2021, is the maximum length of accreditation possible for doctoral psychology programs. 

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Forensic Sciences Summer Camp Returns to Chestnut Hill College 

The Forensic Sciences Summer Camp, directed by Joe Kulkosky, Ph.D., chair of the College’s biology department, will be once again offering the unique opportunity to students grades 5-12, to participate in a week-long summer camp with immersion into the Forensic Sciences.

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Lily's Hope Walk Returns to Chestnut Hill College

Come out to walk and show your support in the Sixth Annual Walk for Lily’s Hope Foundation at Chestnut Hill College’s Piazza, Monday, April 20, at 2 p.m. The walk, sponsored by The Council for Exceptional Children of Chestnut Hill College, will be less than a mile around the College campus.

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Chestnut Hill College to Participate in Philadelphia Science Week Festivities 

Chestnut Hill College will be on hand to support the Fifth Annual Philadelphia Science Week Festival, scheduled to take place April 24 through May 2.   

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Chestnut Hill College Professor Earns Fulbright Fellowship 

Kelly Butler, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, was recently named a Fulbright scholar and will return to India in July 2015 for nine months to lead faculty development workshops on the Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) teaching method for the 2015-2016 academic year.  

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CHC Chemistry Professor, Karen Wendling, Listed Among the Top 40 of Her Peers by NerdScholar

Karen Wendling was recently named by Nerdscholar as one of their "40 Under 40: Professors who Inspire." Wendling was voted to the distinct honor through nominations from students, alumni and faculty colleagues. 

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Chestnut Hill College Music Dept to Host 'Month of Music' this April

With guest performers including the Philadelphia-based jazz, and R&B band, Point Blank, and acclaimed Steinway artist, Young Ah-Tak, as well as College ensembles and music major recitals, CHC is geared up for a monthlong of great music events in April that you won't want to miss. 

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Piano Virtuoso, Young-Ah Tak, to Perform Concert at Chestnut Hill College on April 16, at 7:30 p.m. as Part of Steinway Master Series

World-renowned pianist and Steinway artist Young-Ah Tak will perform as part of the College’s Steinway Master Artist series on Thursday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the College’s East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.   


Theology Professor, Philip Clayton, to Present: "What Brains & Cognition Tell Us About Faith" on April 16 at 7 p.m. at the College


Chestnut Hill College Technology Students Contribute Unique Collaboration

Students from Chestnut Hill College’s Graduate Instructional Technology Program collaborated with the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) by transferring 20,000 feet of old films from their archive to modern digital formats last semester.   

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Chestnut Hill College to Host Panel on Family Diversity

Join Chestnut Hill College’s Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation as it hosts “A Conversation that Matters: The World Synod on the Family: Widening the Circle,” on Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m., at the College’s Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf Hill. 

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Renowned Thomas Merton Scholar to Speak at Chestnut Hill College

Chestnut Hill College’s religious studies department will host one of the foremost Thomas Merton scholars and interpreters of his writings, Jonathan Montaldo, when he delivers his lecture, “Entering the Wisdom School of Your Own Life: A Thomas Merton Teaching on Contemplative Prayer,” on Wednesday, March 25, at 2 p.m., at the College’s Redmond Room, St. Joseph Hall. This lecture will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton, who was a Trappist monk and spiritual writer. 


Music Department Brings Pirates of Penzance to Chestnut Hill College

The Chestnut Hill College Music Department presents the William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan classic musical, “The Pirates of Penzance,” Friday through Sunday, March 27-29, at the College’s Motherhouse Auditorium. There will be four shows starting with Friday’s show on March 27 at 8 p.m., two shows on Saturday, March 28 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and a matinee on Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. 


College's Third Annual Forgiveness Day to Host Shujaa and Phyllis Graham, and the Witness to Innocence Project on April 8th, at 7 p.m.

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Three Chestnut Hill College Students Receive Scholarship Honors for Women in the Sciences

Chestnut Hill College’s Brittany Afflerbach ’18, Meghan Catherine Guagenti ’18 and Megan Malvoisin ’18 were recently named Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Scholars by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education. These competitive $5,000 awards, enabled through the generosity of the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program of The Henry Luce Foundation in support of women in the physical science and engineering fields in which women are underrepresented.  


Chestnut Hill College Athletics Grows 'GriffinNation' Brand with Partnerships at Brittingham's and ESPN Williamsport

GriffinNation has an official eatery as Brittingham's, the local and iconic pub of Lafayette Hill, PA, has signed on to be the first official partner of Chestnut Hill College Athletics. This announcement comes off of the heels that ESPN Williamsport has partnered with the College to provide audio broadcasts for the men and women's basketball teams. 


'Etty' Returns to Chestnut Hill College in Commemoration of 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz's Liberation

Chestnut Hill College’s Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation welcomes back actress Susan Stein who will perform her one-woman play “Etty” on Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m., at the College’s East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.  

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 22nd Annual Biomedical Lecture Series to Welcome Dr. Gerald Isenberg, Cancer Surgeon, as Keynote Speaker

Cancer surgeon Gerald A. Isenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S., will present his lecture “Thinking Out of the Box and Into the Colon,” on Wednesday, March 18, at 3 p.m., at the College’s East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.  

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Chestnut Hill College Religious Studies Professors Earn Thanatology Fellowships

Chestnut Hill College Professor of Religious Studies Marie A. Conn, Ph.D., FT, and adjunct professor Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, earned Fellow (s) in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). This Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement, is an advanced professional certification bestowed upon thanatology professionals. Thanatology is the scientific study of death that investigates the mechanisms and forensic aspects of death such as bodily changes that accompany death and the post-mortem period, and the wider social aspects related to death. 


Pennsylvania Corrections Leader to Speak on Modern Penitentiary Approaches

Join the Chestnut Hill College community as it welcomes Secretary of Corrections for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, John Wetzel, who will present his lecture “A 21st Century Penitentiary Model,” Thursday, February 19, at 1:30 p.m., at the College’s East Parlor, St. Joseph Hall.  

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Theology Professor to Speak about Transhumanist Dreams

Chestnut Hill College’s Institute for Religion and Science welcomes Ronald Cole-Turner, Ph.D., H. Parker Sharp Professor of Theology & Ethics, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Dr. Cole-Turner will present his lecture, “Transhumanist Dreams and Christian Hopes” on Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m., at the College’s Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf Hill.  

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CHC Physics Professor to Lecture on Ideas of Free Will in Humans

Chestnut Hill College’s Elliot Tammaro, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, will present his lecture “The Free Will Problem: Insights from Physics,” Monday, February 16, at 7 p.m., at the College’s Commonwealth Chateau, SugarLoaf Hill. The lecture will explore whether humans really have complete freedom in choices and actions or if those actions are determined ahead of time.  


CHC President, Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Featured in Regions Business Philadelphia

In the Regions Business Philadelphia article titled, "The Women who Lead in Philadelphia," CHC's President, Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, is prominently featured alongside eight other  women, whose career success is setting a positive example for young female professionals hoping to break into top executive and leadership positions.