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March 2016

March 2016

In this Issue

Painting of Fournier Hall

The Office of Alumni Relations has been very busy planning an exciting lineup of alumni events this year. Read on and be sure to mark your calendars!


If you have already received your teaching certification or are close to receiving it, you will want to take note of a special event coming up on Wednesday, April 6, at the Expo Center at Oaks. The Teacher Job Fair is an excellent way for aspiring teachers to meet prospective employers face-to-face.

Students looking at presentation in Rotunda

The College recently hosted a Wellness Day, sponsored by Student Life with participation from Student Activities, Counseling Center, Health Center, Campus Ministry and Janice Kuklick, chair of the physical education department, to encourage students, faculty and staff to create a healthy body-mind-spirit balance in their lives.


When Winter Storm Jonas hit the Philadelphia area in late January, dumping up to nearly two feet of snow on CHC’s campus, students turned out in service to the Sisters of St. Joseph who found their cars buried.

St. Joseph Hall

Did you know that Chestnut Hill College School of Graduate Studies offers graduate degrees, post-graduate certificates, and certification programs in five areas of study?  

business networking event

Chestnut Hill College’s Office of Career Development hosted a business networking and recruiting event in mid-February during which students had the chance to make connections and find potential internships. 

Teaching class

Students arriving at the Fun at One event in the Student Activities Office on February 17 were treated to a special yogurt bar and giveaways from the College Bookstore in exchange for learning something about the world of philanthropy.

Harald zur Hausen

Dr. Harald zur Hausen will present his evolving research on cervical cancer, and his current research on the role of novel viruses in cancers of the colon and breast, as well as in multiple sclerosis.


Thanks to an educational grant, CHC students have been able to receive a unique and beneficial student teaching experience that emphasizes individual development and mentoring.

Sharon Katz and her Peace Train band members introduce themselves to the audience before their set.

Chestnut Hill College’s Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation (IFR) and the Black Student Union hosted Sharon Katz and The Peace Train for a rousing concert by the four-person band and a showing of Katz’s award-winning documentary “When Voices Meet.”


Thanks to the $30,000 NCAA CHOICES grant received by the College in 2012, student-athletes have been able to promote alcohol education programs on campus, as well as attend conferences around the country, as several CHC student-athletes did at the end of January.

Ally and Sr. Carol

The undergraduate academic career of Allison Eberly ’14, a current doctoral candidate in the biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt University, can be summed up in five words: research, research and more research.

Legacy of Service

About two years ago, a scholarship was established to recognize students who have served their communities in outstanding ways, whose history of making a positive impact on their schools, their faith communities and other areas helped them stand out as leaders.