Chris Dunn '13, had the experience of a lifetime as one of his historical studies courses culminated with a class-wide trip to the Harvard Hellenic Center in Greece.
"My experience was one of incredible exploration. To start out in the classroom reading books about ancient Greece and attempting to understand in a more theoretical sense that history and then to be able to go see firsthand the life of which you are studying, is truly an invaluable transition."
Dunn took his history degree and turned it into a job with the College as an Admissions Counselor. Currently he works at Bryn Athn College as an Annual Giving Officer in their Institutional Advancement Department.
"Everything that happened in history was preparing me in some capacity, be it through understanding, experiences abroad, building relationships , collaboration with others. The foundation built by my degree builds upon the same qualities employers find valuable and you can't find that in a lot of majors."
Colin Boyle '15 - "I chose CHC because I liked the environment that it was in. It was in the city without the city feel and all the people were very kind and welcoming. The size and placement of CHC are what make it unique to me. The size allows for great relationships to form and gives the student the chance to connect to their professors. You certainly don't feel like a number in the classroom. Receiving a holistic education has many benefits. Instead of leaving CHC with knowledge in only one specific area, I will be leaving with an education in a broad variety of subjects. I will be able to use my knowledge in many fields to teach my students about history beyond the textbooks. Receiving a holistic education makes me a well rounded individual and that's the kind of person I want to be."
Jenn Golding '15 - "I chose Chestnut Hill College for many reasons. For one, it is outside of my comfort zone, which I was stuck in for many years. Being from New Jersey, I wanted to step outside my boundaries and explore somewhere new. I loved the school in many aspects; the small class sizes, the personal relationships with professors, the close relationships with my classmates, the amount of ways to get involved on campus, etc. The school was everything I was looking for. After being here for 2 years, this school feels like a second home. I am quite involved in campus -- president of the history club, vice president of Phi Alpha Theta (historical honor society), and a orientation leader, an events coordinator for CHAT (Chestnut Hill Activities Team). I help run alumni events through my job (Alumni Relations office), as well as volunteering with other events on campus.