So many things have changed since I graduated in 1996. I didn’t have a cell phone back then… we used the white boards on our dorm doors to make social plans!
CHC has changed a lot, too. Men were invited to campus, Athletics grew and moved into Division II, and the College added new majors and purchased the Sugarloaf property. Even the school colors changed!
Through the many changes, today’s students still cherish the very things I valued most during my time at CHC: family-like atmosphere, Catholic values, small class sizes and academic excellence.
When I look at everything that I’ve accomplished in my professional life, I trace the origin of each success back to my years at CHC. I entered with such small goals for myself, but my professors taught me to dream big and pursue my passion with courage.
I give back in gratitude for gifts I received from CHC, in hope of contributing to the next generation of students being able to have the same opportunity. And while I can’t write the check I wish I could, I’m honored to write the one I can, paying forward the generosity I benefited from. – Abby Palko ‘96
Chestnut Hill College has seen many changes, but what hasn’t changed is our mission to provide a values-based, Catholic education in an inclusive, family-like environment.
As our Griffin family grows, our community has remained supportive with generous alums like Abby giving back to sustain students and the future of CHC.