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Alumni News

Alumni News

amanda cappelletti

Entering the race for the 17th State Senatorial District in Pennsylvania is Amanda CappellettiVice Chair of the East Norriton Board of Supervisors and Chestnut Hill College graduate, equipped with the experience and goals for confronting todays most relevant issues, from public health to gun violence.  

Deena Sellers and Cardinal Dolan

Faith and service define the life of Deena Sellers ’01. The Mt. Airy native teaches multiple subjects at Xavier High School in Manhattan and serves as the chair of its Community Life and Inclusion Council. She routinely plans and participates in service immersion trips in which she, students, and other members of the school travel far and wide to help the less fortunate. A devoted Catholic, she belongs to the Church of St. Francis Xavier in Brooklyn; she is also a member of the Board and Selection Committee for the Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Program of the Archdiocese of New York. Perpetually in motion, she also partakes in community-based projects for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as well as the Office of Black Ministry, assisting the New York City-based organization in achieving its mission of promoting the aspirations of black Catholics.

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Christine Jackson ’20, ’24 SGS, who graduated from Chestnut Hill College with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in human services, will be one of the first students in Chestnut Hill College’s new Master of Science in Cybersecurity online program.

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Ayesha Farzana Hamid ’01, B.A., B.S., lived life balancing the expectations of her immigrant parents with those of the world around her, a struggle she details in her new book, “The Borderland Between Worlds: A Memoir.”

Lucy Miller Murray

This year Lucy Miller Murray ’61 published “Faces: A Novel,” a story equal parts love and tragedy. 

John McLaughlin

Life on the front lines has never been more trying for those working in the healthcare profession. They truly are heroes, and we're so proud to spotlight our very own John McLaughlin, M.D., '08,  an ophthalmologist at Horizon Eye Care and Shore Medical Center in New Jersey who shared his experience and reflected on what it's been like working and living during the pandemic.

tom mazza

Life on the front lines has never been more trying for those working in the healthcare profession. They truly are heroes, and we're so proud to spotlight our very own Tom Mazza '11, an ER registered nurse at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, located outside of Philadelphia, who shared his experience and reflected on what it's been like working and living during this pandemic.

renee davis

Renee Davis '16, a Philadelphia police officer and Army reservist, reflected on what it's been like working and living during the pandemic.

jeramy solema

Life on the front lines has never been more trying for those working in the healthcare profession. They truly are heroes, and we're so proud to spotlight our very own Jeramy Solema '14, a mobility technician at Hospital For Special Surgery in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, who shared his experience and reflected on what it's been like working and living during this pandemic.

devan martinez

Life on the frontlines has never been more trying for those working in the healthcare profession. They truly are heroes and we're so proud to spotlight our very own Devan Martinez '18, a patient care technician at Lourdes Memorial Hospital in Binghamton, New York, who shared his experience and reflection on what it's been like working and living during this pandemic.

chris dachowski

Life on the frontlines has never been more trying for those working in the healthcare profession. They truly are heroes and we're so proud to spotlight our very own Chris Dachowski '19, an emergency room technician at Grand View Hospital, who shared his experience and reflection on what it's been like working and living during this pandemic.

Kim Murphy

Last September, Kimberly Murphy ’12 SCPS was promoted to the position of assistant dean of academic affairs at Montgomery County Community College. 

Geri Lynn Utter

Geri Lynn Utter ’11, ’16, M.S., Psy.D., is the author of a forthcoming book about the opioid crisis, an epidemic whose effects she has witnessed both personally and professionally. 

Rhea Fernandes

Rhea Fernandes, M.S., Psy.D., ’00, ’12, the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, was recently admitted as a member to the Forum of Executive Women.

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In September, alumna Jennifer Friel Papalitskas ’15 undertook a book project with her kindergarten students at Holy Innocents Catholic School in Philadelphia that helped create a connection between the children and the community.

KateDelany

In June, Kate Delany ’01 was named number three on InsiderNJ's list of the 100 most influential millennials in New Jersey politics.

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Patricia Hynes ’65 is working with an organization that uses books to empower young people in West Africa.

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An alumna of Chestnut Hill College recently received the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program grant. 

f45 training

Two alumni recently opened a fitness studio in Center City, affording health-conscious Philadelphians a fresh and innovative approach to exercise.

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Two alumni, a mother and a son, created a program that employs a therapeutically designed role playing game to assist children with social differences.

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Alumnus Christopher M. Ryan '13 is the latest recipient of the prestigious Pennsylvania VFW Eagle Award.

Raquel Lopez

Next year, Raquel Lopez ’19 will pursue her Doctor of Medicine degree at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

Malika Rahman '14

Alumna Malika Rahman ’14 SCPS is running for Philadelphia sheriff. If she wins, she would make history as the first woman to occupy the position.

Anna Abbot '16

Anna Abbot ’18 is currently studying for her master’s degree at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy.

Kay McNulty

Alumna Kathleen “Kay” McNulty ’42 worked on the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, known as the ENIAC, the first electronic general-purpose computer.