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students posing for photo
June 4, 2024

Felix Rosado joins the Chestnut Hill College community as an inspiring and unconventional adjunct professor. Just two years ago he was serving a sentence of death by incarceration (more commonly known as life without parole), from which he was freed via governor clemency after 27 years. 

exerior shot of St. Joseph Hall
May 23, 2024

Chestnut Hill College is pleased to announce that it has received a $3.2 million gift from the estate of Regina M. Cuta-Papa, M.D. The generous contribution is the largest ever faculty-focused gift in the College’s history, and through it, will allow the creation of an endowed chair in the sciences, the College's first.

nursing students work together in a classroom setting
May 10, 2024

With an eye toward the future, on Friday, May 10th during National Nurses Week, Chestnut Hill College announced Pennsylvania Board of Nursing’s approval for two new nursing programs within its newly created Department of Nursing and Nursing Clinical Arts Center (NCAC). The first is a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure program, and the second is an accelerated second-degree BSN pre-licensure program, designed for individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and are looking to become registered nurses.

Pedro Vicente and Juan Molina, winners of the 2023 Griffin Tank, present at a podium.
April 25, 2024

During the semester-long project, students are paired with a local Chestnut Hill business to consult and develop business plans, which include completing a feasibility study, providingfinancial advice, and marketing recommendations. 

female student working in a science lab
April 18, 2024

Chestnut Hill prides itself on its relationship with the cutting-edge research happening in Philadelphia and the opportunities undergraduate students have had to be a part of that world by working with scientists at FCCC.

group of people standing with one holding an award
March 27, 2024

Alumna Joan Lunney, Ph.D., '68 followed an unorthodox path to her successful decades-long career in animal science through her combination of persistence, resilience, and commitment to inclusivity.

Students working on a treadmill activity in lab.
March 25, 2024
Chestnut Hill College proudly announces the establishment of its state-of-the-art exercise lab, situated adjacent to the bookstore on the ground floor of Saint Joseph Hall. Formerly a computer lab, this space has been transformed to cater to the needs of students enrolled in courses including Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing and Prescription, and Biomechanics.
image illustrating output generated by a machine learning system created by Valerie
February 26, 2024

Valerie Kalchenko, ’24 was selected by Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT), the international honor society for professions in technology, as one of the winners of its prestigious 2024 Undergraduate Student Research Warner Award. The awards program, established in honor of William Everett Warner, the founder of EPT, is a planned annual competition open to all undergraduate students who are good standing members of EPT.

students outside of the state capitol building
February 8, 2024

Topics such as public policy, human rights, international relations, economic development, civic engagement, and more, are all at the heart of becoming a political scientist or embracing one of several other careers of which the study of political science will aptly prepare oneself. At Chestnut Hill College, no one understands this more than Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and chair of the Center for Data & Society. A trained political scientist with degrees from Boston College and Temple University, Carroll began teaching at Chestnut Hill College in 2015. In that time, Carroll has prioritized local politics and the role of students as "change agents" in their own communities.

Students from Chestnut Hill College, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, and Norwood Fontbonne Academy, came together for a special MLK Day of Service
January 29, 2024

On Friday, January 12, students, staff, and faculty from three sponsored educational ministries of the Sisters of Saint Joseph (SSJ) – Chestnut Hill College (CHC), Mount Saint Joseph Academy (MSJA), and Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (NFA) – participated in a service day to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The day started with a prayer service to ground all participants in the SSJ spirituality as well as King’s enduring legacy to fight injustice. The presidents of all three institutions attended the prayer service, along with students, faculty, and staff. 

four students standing outside of the capital building in DC
December 8, 2023

From November 6th through 10th, Chestnut Hill College hosted its second annual Undocuweek, a weeklong series of events designed to allow students, faculty, and staff a chance to examine and celebrate the experiences of immigrant communities. Undocuweek’s programming was made up of a variety of events each day, including a student panel on social justice, a storytelling session with the Sisters of Saint Joseph (SSJ) and the SSJ Welcome Center staff who work with asylum seekers, a letter-writing campaign to elected officials advocating for just immigration policies, as well as story-sharing on social media all week long.  

chorus singing in large rotunda
December 8, 2023

A wonderful and beloved Chestnut Hill College tradition continued in early December, but this year, with an added special twist as the Hill Singers were blessed to be joined by friends at Our Mother of Consolation, the Sisters of Saint Joseph, and alumni to help ring in the season at the Annual Carol Night. 

woman standing with a group of students in Kenya
December 4, 2023

Following two impactful volunteer experiences at orphanages in Zimbabwe and Kenya, one as a senior in high school and the other as a sophomore at Wagner College, Jennifer Musick Wright founded HEAL, committed to "raising our world, one child at a time." Now, as a student in Chestnut Hill College's Clinical and Counseling Psychology program and Executive Director of HEAL, Wright is using her education to help further her goals of helping provide a better world for orphans and vulnerable children around the world.

woman at podium talking to group of students
November 16, 2023

On Monday, October 30th, Chestnut Hill College's Department of Psychology hosted their Annual Professional Development Day, a day where students, faculty, and staff in the College's Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program come together in an effort to create personal and professional growth for the student aspiring psychologists. This year, the day was made extra special as in addition to the awarding of the Stephen N. Berk Memorial Award, the College welcomed back renowned psychologist and proud two-time alumna, Geri-Lynn Utter '11 SGS, '16 Psy.D., as  the keynote speaker.

students standing with red flag inside building
November 1, 2023

On October 20, 2023, students Arne Bouckaert (foreign exchange student, Belgium), Peter Calandra `24, and Chris Velasco `26 headed to Washington, D.C. with Andrea Wentzell '15, M.A., instructor in computer science, to attend the Consortium for Computing Science in Colleges (CCSC) Eastern Region annual conference at Bay Atlantic University, taking fifth place in the conference's programming competition.

group of kids gathered outside with college mascot
October 27, 2023

Over the Easter celebration of 2023, Chestnut Hill College rapidly negotiated a successful contract that provided a safe haven to roughly 340 of Our Mother of Consolation (OMC) Pre-K through 8th grade students along with faculty and staff. OMC has fully integrated into the CHC camps life.

Students and faculty stand outside gravestone during visit to France
October 18, 2023

This summer, two Chestnut Hill College students, Matt Velez '25 and Skye Bennett '23, were chosen to make a pilgrimage to Le Puy, France, alongside faculty member, Ryan Murphy. Together, the CHC contingent joined students from other Association of the Colleges of the Sisters of Saint Joseph (ACSSJ) institutions as part of a multi-day immersion experience in Le Puy and Leon, where they learned about and walked the footsteps of some of the earliest SSJs. To celebrate Founders' Day, the three shared their stories during a campus-wide panel.

Cathy Lockyer Moulton, Chair of the Chestnut Hill College Board of Directors, places the Presidential Medal around William Latimer's neck, completing his investiture as the seventh president of Chestnut Hill College.
October 16, 2023

At the end of September, Chestnut Hill College came together to celebrate a truly momentous and historic occasion as William W. Latimer, Ph.D., M.P.H., was inaugurated as the College's seventh -and first male and lay - president in its 99+ year history.

Students and teachers smiling in a hallway
October 4, 2023

Chestnut Hill College is proud to announce that it has received a $100,000 grant from the Connelly Foundation. The grant proposal consists of four programs created by Chestnut Hill College faculty in collaboration with OMC staff that are designed to enhance OMC students’ reading, writing, STEM, and critical thinking skills, and provide OMC teachers with training from CHC faculty.

Aziz Nathoo standing in Rotunda
October 1, 2023

In February 2023, Chestnut Hill College welcomed Aziz Nathoo to serve as the College's first-ever Muslim chaplain. In the ensuing months, Nathoo has provided wisdom and guidance, sharing his vast experiences and community work with students, faculty, and staff. 

family poses with mascot inside college building
October 1, 2023

Under the leadership of Chestnut Hill College’s new Vice President for Enrollment and Communications, Ryan Burton-Romero, the College is redoubling its efforts to engage prospective students in person and to take every opportunity to bring them to campus.

basketball players pose for photo on court
September 8, 2023

Proving that you are never too old to keep playing the game that you love, Chestnut Hill College alumni, Cassie Sebold '22, Lauren Crim '23, and Abbey Spratt '23, took to the court this summer to participate in - and win - the Philadelphia/Suburban Women's Basketball Summer League.

group of individuals stands outside
September 2, 2023

​In August 2023, Chestnut Hill College’s Office of Student Life welcomed Rouseline Emmanuel-Frenel, Ed.D., as Vice President. Emmanuel-Frenel provides leadership to the Division of Student Life, including the supervision for Residence Life, Student Engagement and Leadership, Counseling Center, Student Health, Campus Safety and Security, The Hub—Mailing & Printing Services, and Transportation.

a man and woman interview a student in a tv studio
August 15, 2023

Recently, Chestnut Hill and Montgomery County recommitted to their partnership through updated articulation agreements, fostering additional relationships to create a smooth transition through core-to-core/credit-to-credit programs in both the undergraduate and accelerated adult degree programs at the College.

group of individuals accepting award
August 14, 2023

Jade Logan, Ph.D., ABPP, assistant professor of psychology and director of CHC’s Internship Consortium in the School of Graduate Studies' Department of Professional Psychology, and current student Janeyshka Ortiz '24, were part of the team recently awarded the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) SPTA Diversity Award.

Catherine Gilstein
August 3, 2023

Recently, Catherine Gilstein, MBA, Ph.D., assistant professor of business and program director for the organizational leadership masters, shared her expertise and insights on three financial topics that impact many, if not all individua

Griffin mascot and two people standing outside
July 6, 2023

On Tuesday, July 4th, Good Morning America (GMA) brought their Main Street, USA series to the 8100 block of Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, PA.

group of women taking a selfie indoors
June 10, 2023

Chestnut Hill College Reunion Weekend took place during the first weekend of June, where this year, class years ending in 3 or 8 were honored and celebrated.

three men standing outside doorway
June 3, 2023

On June 1, Dr. Latimer along with members of the Chestnut Hill College and Our Mother of Consolation Parish School (OMC) administrations welcomed State Representatives Chris Rabb and Tarik Khan for a special ceremony where Chestnut Hill College was presented with a citation for the extraordinary efforts put into place to ensure OMC has a home for a rich, in-person learning experience following the devastating school fire.

group photo of students inducted into Sigma Zeta Honor Society
May 22, 2023

2023 saw nearly 100 CHC students inducted into honor societies. Here you will find a round-up of those inductions.

president of chestnut hill college with students during move-in day
May 20, 2023

In February 2023, College President William W. Latimer, Ph.D., M.P.H., announced the formation of the Student Ambassadors to the President Program. As part of the program, Latimer convened one-hour meetings with a diverse group of students to foster dialogue about the needs of the College, shared opportunities for growth and improvement, and collaboratively discussed the community’s collective goals for the future.

Andrew Conboy next to tree
April 21, 2023

Inspired by a mission focused on care and concern for the Earth, Andrew Conboy '18 is using his environmental science degree from CHC in his work with Morris Arboretum and at the non-proit he founded, Colonial Canopy Trees. 

Students outside with dog
April 11, 2023

April is known as National Donate Life Awareness Month and April 11 in particular, is celebrated as National Living Donor Day.

Two men in regalia standing in a rotunda
March 30, 2023

Earlier this year, Chestnut Hill College, through the support of Pennsylvania State Representative Tarik Khan's office, partnered with Cathedral Village Senior Living on a new Adopt-A-Grandparent Program.

Molly Morkoski performing at piano
March 24, 2023

National Piano Month may be in September, but on the campus of Chestnut Hill College, the sounds of the ebony and ivory keys resonated through the walls during the month of February as the College was privileged to host two world-renowned artists for free concerts celebrating history, music, and artistry.

Amazon locker
February 27, 2023

If you’ve been outside of the basement of St. Joseph Hall recently, you may have noticed something different. A few weeks ago, an Amazon Hub Locker was installed on campus, and the College community has already been reaping the benefits. 

Chestnut Hill College students pose with LOVE statue in Love Park, Philadelphia.
February 13, 2023

This article was originally printed in the Chestnut Hill College Fall/Winter 2022 Magazine. To read more stories from this issue and to download a copy of the magazine, click here.

Big Griff and Griffin ice sculpture
February 13, 2023

Even the warm weather and less than frigid temperatures couldn’t put a damper on the 8th Annual Chestnut Hill on Ice (CHOI) Festival, which this year, featured a new participant as Chestnut Hill College took part in the annual festival for the first – but certainly not last – time.

December 20, 2022

In 2021 and 2022, the Chestnut Hill College Men's Lacrosse Team won back-to-back Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference championships. You can read the full story in the CHC Magazine. Below is a Q&A with three of the team captains during the championship run.

students in the classroom
December 6, 2022

Launched in the summer of 2022 thanks to funding from a U.S. Department of Education Title III Grant, Chestnut Hill College has a free-to-attend four-week summer transition program that helps incoming, first-year students adjust to College by providing academic enrichment, community building, and experiential learning activities.

students in the classroom
November 21, 2022

One of the tenets of the NCAA's Division II philosophy is a strong focus on academics, not just athletics. This is a quality that Chestnut Hill College has long-embodied, even before going D2 in August 2007.

Amidst a sea of decorated caps, Gianna Vassulluzzo '22 stands on stage to offer the student welcome during Saturday's ceremony.
June 15, 2022

With the sun shining bright, Chestnut Hill College celebrated a week like no other in the College’s history as students from the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 all came together to be honored as CHC graduates as part of the College’s 95th Annual Commencement held from May 19th – 21st. 

Cans of Vale Pale Ale, a very special beer brewed in honor of Sister Carol and in celebration of the impact she has made over her 30-year tenure as CHC President.
May 26, 2022

For all the excitement surrounding this year’s event, one of the most unique elements of Reunion 2022 is the debut of a very special beer brewed in honor of Sister Carol and in celebration of the impact she has made over her 30-year tenure as CHC President.  

Sister Cathy, Sister Carol and Archbishop Perez
May 9, 2022

On Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. EST, “Public Health America” will feature Sister Catherine Nerney, SSJ, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Chestnut Hill College Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation.

Jodie, Joan, and Julie stand together at Chestnut Hill College
March 25, 2022

When Joan Burger arrived at Chestnut Hill College for her freshman year in 1963, she had no way of knowing that she was starting a scholar-athlete family dynasty. 

Members of the Agape Latte planning committee pose for a photo at the end of the event
March 18, 2022

The harsh reality of life is that sometimes, things won’t go the way we plan, but when that happens, we have to keep going, and “when a door closes on you - just breathe.” That was at the heart of the advice that Jesse Balcer, M.S. ’11, Director of Athletics and Recreation at Chestnut Hill College, gave when he addressed a room full of students, faculty, and staff at the Agape Latte event in late February.

Sister Carol and Sen. Haywood pose for a photo at the Women Veterans ROCK event at Chestnut Hill College
March 8, 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, PA State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) conducted a special FB Live interview with Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D., President of Chestnut Hill College.

student displays app in classroom with other students
March 4, 2022

In such a competitive work environment, having the right experience can be crucial. Students fresh out of their undergraduate programs are expected to cobble a resume together that shows extensive experience in addition to academic success.

William W. Latimer, Ph.D., M.P.H.
March 2, 2022

The Board of Directors of Chestnut Hill College and the Sisters of St. Joseph are pleased to announce that William W. Latimer, Ph.D., M.P.H. will become the seventh President of Chestnut Hill College, effective July 1, 2022.In succeeding Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., Latimer is set to become the first lay president in Chestnut Hill College’s 98+ year history. 

Janice Martin Foster
February 3, 2022

When Janice Martin Foster '67 graduated from Chestnut Hill College, she knew she wanted to continue her education by practicing law. What she didn't know at the time, however, was the history she was soon to embark on in the process. Because Foster, much like many trailblazers, didn't set out to make history. She simply set out on her chosen path to become a lawyer.

Chestnut Hill College with red heart campaign logo
February 1, 2022

For 30 years, Sister Carol has been the stalwart leader at the helm of remarkable progress and growth, helping to elevate Chestnut Hill College to exceptional heights over her tenure as president. Three decades of love, dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment have been evident, as is the lasting mark she leaves upon her retirement.  

Couple sits with Santa and Mrs. Claus in Christmas scene
December 17, 2021

Ask anyone who’s been here. Chestnut Hill College is a special place. It is a place where stories begin and new chapters are written. In 2003, the College went co-ed, welcoming its first class of male students and four years later, its first group of male alumni. Since then, CHC has been blessed to celebrate no shortage of alumni couples, who met at CHC or met through CHC, and have gone on to get married. And now, have gone on to have future Griffins of their own! 

group of people singing in front of Christmas decorations
December 10, 2021

After a year away, Chestnut Hill College’s in-person Carol Night returned in all of its festive glory on the night of December 3, 2021. The Rotunda was packed from floor to floor with members of the CHC community gathering together to ring in the holiday season in the only way Griffins know how...with music!

Chestnut Hill College President, Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D. was joined by Sisters of Saint Joseph Congregation President, Sister Maureen Erdlen, CHC Chair of the Board of Directors, Cathy Lockyer Moulton ’92, board members Ron Zemnick and Mike Fitzpatrick, and State Rep. Chris Rabb, in officially starting the groundbreaking process.
November 29, 2021

With a transformative vision for the future, Chestnut Hill College (CHC) took the first steps toward building a gateway for projects and programs to meet the growing needs in the Greater Philadelphia area and beyond by officially breaking ground on a new entrance and trail to its SugarLoaf Campus on Saturday, November 13th.

Saint Joseph Hall
November 22, 2021

As part of a new inclusive series of workshops with real-world impact, the Media and Communications program and the Center for Integrated Humanities recently welcomed investigative reporter, Claudia Vargas, to speak with students. 

photo of the 1992-93 Jefferson Men's Basketball Team
November 8, 2021

For many incoming students, college can be a bit of a daunting experience in its own right. Add to that the pursuit of a national basketball championship, and it certainly makes for an eventful rookie/freshman year. Such was the case for Chestnut Hill College Director of Athletics and Recreation, Jesse Balcer ’11 SGS, who walked onto a team with big personalities and even bigger expectations. 

Kathleen Bruyere
November 2, 2021

When U.S. Naval Captain, Kathleen Donahue Bruyere, graduated from Chestnut Hill College in 1966, the world she was ready to embark on was much different than the world she would leave upon her death in September 2020. That is largely because of Bruyere and her like-minded contemporaries, who committed themselves to breaking barriers and shattering glass ceilings for women everywhere.

three women with masks sitting at a table
October 18, 2021

At Chestnut Hill College, our alumni are the heartbeat of our institution. That is why every year, it is the great pleasure of the College to celebrate and honor a very special group of alumni, our Golden Griffins. This year, the celebration was quite the special one. Not only were new Golden Griffins, those in the Classes of 1970 and 1971, honored, but all former Golden Griffins were also celebrated and invited to campus for the annual brunch. 

From L to R: Professors Christine Fylypovich, Thomasina White, Sister Mary Helen Kashba, Sister Jean Faustman, and Carmen Villegas Rogers pose with the PSMLA Merit Award in acknowledgement of their great commitment to the study of world languages.
October 7, 2021

In celebration of a fervent commitment to the study of world languages, Chestnut Hill Chestnut is proud to be the recipient of the 2021 Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA) Merit Award. Given annually, this award recognizes the dedication of individuals and institutions who have provided exceptional service in promoting and supporting the study of world languages both inside and outside of the classroom. 

science faculty giving lectures
September 24, 2021

CHC faculty are committed to new ways of thinking, high-quality research, and academic excellence. Their stories of hope, scientific progress, and positive student outcomes are brought to life through the most recent edition of the Chestnut Hill College Magazine. 

Safiyyah Witherspoon
July 6, 2021

As Safiyyah Witherspoon '25 spends the summer preparing to be a freshman at Chestnut Hill College, she is also celebrating her first year as a small business owner.  Witherspoon launched Feegenics, a vegan, cruelty-free cosmetic line, in June 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and right as she completed her junior year of high school.  

Students on a laptop
June 2, 2021

Chestnut Hill College has announced that the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) – the accreditation body for the College’s graduate program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology – has received national recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

From L to R: Chris Shriver ‘16, CHC President, Sister Carol, and Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Erin Wooley, celebrate a successful scholarship gala.
May 28, 2021

More than 400 guests from across the country logged on for Chestnut Hill College’s 12th Annual Scholarship Gala, which took place virtually on Thursday, May 13th. For more than a decade, the Chestnut Hill College community has come together annually to showcase the true spirit and mission of the College for the Scholarship Gala. The event serves as the largest fundraiser for the College, with all proceeds directly funding student scholarships.

Kenyatta Burton
May 19, 2021

Two recipients of Chestnut Hill College’s innovative H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program have used their H.O.P.E. scholarships to complete their education and earn their Bachelor of Science degrees at the College’s virtual 94th Commencement ceremonies

Reverend James Martin
May 5, 2021

The Reverend James Martin, SJ, an award-winning author, an internationally renowned speaker and columnist, and editor-at-large of the Jesuit magazine America will deliver the 94th Commencement address at the College’s virtual ceremony on Saturday, May 8.

May 4, 2021

The local couple will be the recipients of a Lifetime of Service and Achievement Award and will assist the College in reaching a $400,000 goal to help fund student scholarships.

Kay McNulty and ENIAC
April 23, 2021

Nearly 80 years ago, Kathleen “Kay” McNulty ’42, a recent emigrant from Ireland, graduated from Chestnut Hill College as one of only three women to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Today, her legacy continues in a new form at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, now known as DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory in Maryland, where a new supercomputer has been named in her honor.

Chestnut Hill College seal
April 20, 2021

Yesterday, the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin concluded. Final arguments were heard and the case was placed in the hands of the jury to begin their deliberations. This has been an emotional journey for all of us, but most especially for our sisters and brothers of color and for the Black community, in particular. 

Congresswoman Madeleine Dean
March 22, 2021

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Chestnut Hill College’s Departments of History and Political Science have partnered to host Rep. Madeleine Dean for an informal discussion on women in politics. Moderated by Chair of the History Department, Lorraine Coons, Ph.D., the virtual event will highlight Rep. Dean’s career in politics and her journey to becoming an elected official. Open to the public, the event is free and will feature a Q&A with questions submitted by attendees.

Women's Suffrage 101 graphic
March 17, 2021

March is Women's History Month! Integrated Humanities Center Chair, Suzanne del Gizzo, Ph.D., takes the opportunity to interview Lorraine Coons, Ph.D., Professor of History and Co-Director of the Women's Studies minor, about the history of a women's right to vote in this "Suffrage 101" interview.

Students in classroom
March 12, 2021


CHC is delighted to announce that it plans to fully re-open its campus with in-person, on-campus learning for the fall 2021 semester, scheduled to start in late August.

Rashida Weathers
March 10, 2021

A first-generation college graduate, Rashida Weathers ’95 never imagined being a board member for her alma mater or serving on the planning committee for the College’s annual gala. Yet, she attributes her continued commitment to Chestnut Hill College to one of its founding principles.

adult students in graduation attire outside
March 8, 2021

Chestnut Hill College today announced the creation of the “Helping Others by Providing Education” (H.O.P.E.) Scholarship that will pave the way for adult learners to overcome the financial or other hardships that have prevented them from completing their college degrees.

amanda cappelletti
March 2, 2021

Amanda Cappelletti '10Vice Chair of the East Norriton Board of Supervisors and Chestnut Hill College graduate, entered and won the race for the 17th State Senatorial District in Pennsylvania in 2020. Equipped with the experience and goals for confronting today’s most relevant issues, from public health to gun violence, Cappelletti shared her aspirations for her time in office as well as how her experience at CHC stirred a desire for public service in her life and career. 

Will Johnson
March 1, 2021

William Johnson ’16 was recently named Director of Intercultural Student Engagement at the University of Southern Maine. In his new role, Johnson is dedicated to supporting students and encouraging them to find their own voice throughout their undergraduate journey. This commitment has been a common thread in Johnson’s career in higher education, and that dedication to helping students comes from lessons learned during his own undergraduate experience.

black and white photo of large group of people at tables in a hall
February 26, 2021

Organized by Father LaFarge, who put together the New York council, Philadelphia's council was centered on the role of colleges/universities and began at St. Joseph's University. Representatives from other local colleges, including Villanova University, LaSalle University, Rosemont College, Immaculata University, and our very own Chestnut Hill College, sat on the first council and continued to do so as the council began working toward its goals.

celebrating black history month
February 23, 2021

It's Black History Month, but what are the origins and significance of this month-long celebration of African-American contributions to America?  Integrated Humanities Center Chair, Suzanne del Gizzo, Ph.D., interviewed CHC's Officer for Diversity and Inclusion, LaKeisha Thorpe, Ph.D., to learn more about the history and importance of Black History Month.

male smiling
February 19, 2021

It’s been nearly ten years since Devin Devoue ’11 graduated from Chestnut Hill College, but he’s still an active member of the Griffin community as if he never left. As a member of the CHC Alumni Association, Devin volunteers with the Admissions Office and the Office of Institutional Advancement to welcome and meet prospective and incoming students; he serves as an advisor to the cast of the annual student musical; and this year, he is leading the planning committee for the Annual Scholarship Gala, the College’s largest fundraising event.

black background with text: "impeachment 101 - an interview with CHC historian David Contosta - spring 2021"
February 17, 2021

Impeachment is in the news, but exactly what is it and how does it work?  Integrated Humanities Center Chair, Suzanne del Gizzo, Ph.D., interviewed CHC History Professor, David Contosta, Ph.D., about the history and process of impeachment in the United States.

Michelle Simmons
February 12, 2021

For Michelle Simmons ’08 SCPS, ’10 SGS, Chestnut Hill College is more than just a space for academic enrichment; it’s where she developed her strong sense of confidence and where she learned to lead without distinction and with love. Simmons is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Why Not Prosper, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit with a mission of empowering previously incarcerated women to become self-sufficient. 

Jade Logan
February 12, 2021

Jade Logan, Ph.D., ABPP, was recently elected the Officer for Diversity and Inclusion for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA). This position is the first for the professional association, which was founded in 1933 and serves as the third-largest​ state association affiliated with the American Psychological Association. Dr. Logan will follow a long tradition of CHC graduates and faculty in accepting leadership positions with PPA (including CHC third-year psychology graduate student, Kaseem Parsley, who currently serves as President of PPA Graduate Student).

exterior, St. Joseph Hall, Chestnut Hill College
February 9, 2021

While life at Chestnut Hill College was conducted fully virtually in the Fall 2020 semester, our faculty remained dedicated to students and continued to strive to meet the academic needs of our campus community. However, it wasn't just within the classroom where our faculty continued to make an impact and provide expertise.

Christa Lynch '03
February 5, 2021

Christa Lynch '03 was recognized as a COVID-19 Hero by Brooklyn Borough, for her initiative, Meals on Us, which helped deliver 4,000 meals to the Kensington Family Shelter. Recently, she was also chosen by Serena Williams for Bumble’s first-ever “Women of Courage” list.

Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D.
February 1, 2021

Chestnut Hill College and the Sisters of Saint Joseph jointly announced today that Sister Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., one of the nation’s longest-serving and most accomplished college presidents, will retire after 30 years at the completion of her current five-year term in June 2022.

LaKeisha Thorpe
January 15, 2021

Dear Members of the College Community,
I am very pleased to announce that we have hired LaKeisha Thorpe, Ph.D., as the College’s Officer for Diversity and Inclusion, effective February 8, 2021. I wish to thank all those involved and especially the members of the search committee for their tremendous efforts to complete this search and to present such a talented and experienced leader for this critical position.

aadp students outside
January 13, 2021

Chestnut Hill College has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Montgomery County Community College for over a decade, allowing students to easily and seamlessly transfer to CHC to receive their bachelor's degrees. This partnership was highlighted in a recent edition of Montco Today.

Presidential Seal
January 11, 2021

Dear Members of the College Community, 

There are no words to describe what the world watched unfold on Wednesday, January 6, as thousands of emotionally charged insurrectionists ascended to the United States Capitol to interfere with the certification of the electoral college votes.

aadp student
December 16, 2020

For more than 20 years, Chestnut Hill College has been a leader in the region in serving adult learners looking to begin or complete a certificate, associate, or baccalaureate degree through the Accelerated Adult Degree Program. Recently, the program was spotlighted by Montco.Today.

Chestnut hill college winter
December 10, 2020

Twice a year, Chestnut Hill College seniors have the opportunity to present papers, posters and offer presentations on research topics of their choice. This senior seminar is the culmination of a student's undergraduate career and represents the final milestone needed prior to graduation.

Timothy Snyder
November 9, 2020

2020 has been a year of pivoting to virtual formats, and that's exactly what Chestnut Hill College did this year for the 9th Annual Harry Potter Academic Conference. Conference co-founders, Dr. Karen Wendling and Dr. Patrick McCauley, along with the hundreds of conference attendees, moved to Zoom for the two-day virtual event, which featured a diverse group of speakers and Potter scholars from all over the world.

Presidential seal
October 30, 2020

On behalf of the Chestnut Hill College Community, I want all of you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Wallace’s family, friends, and our West Philadelphia neighbors. Their loss is ours as well.

Christa Lynch
October 26, 2020

As a Chestnut Hill College student, Christa Lynch ’03 made extra money working at Bruno’s, the well-known eatery and hang-out right across the street from the College. A career in the restaurant business was not in her plans as an undergraduate sociology major. Her 3-year stint at Bruno’s was her first real experience working in kitchens and restaurants, but it wouldn’t be her last. 

Concussion center
September 15, 2020

Chestnut Hill College's Center for Concussion Education and Research is changing the way student athletes view concussion protocols, ultimately making those students and their peers, safer in the process.

confetti shot
September 9, 2020

For providing high-quality, hands-on learning in a vibrant and welcoming community, Chestnut Hill College has once again achieved national recognition as a College of Distinction. 

This is the fourth year in a row the College has received the honor from Colleges of Distinction, an organization whose annual college guidebook identifies the nations top colleges and universities. The College was also named for a fourth time as both a Catholic and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction and for a second time as both a Business and Education College of Distinction. 

September 9, 2020

This year, the Tichenor-Greer Scholars Program welcomes the largest cohort of students in its history. 

Deena Sellers and Cardinal Dolan
August 28, 2020

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.

August 7, 2020

Chestnut Hill College and Lehigh Carbon Community College have entered into a new transfer articulation agreement that allows LCCC graduates to seamlessly transfer credits to CHC.

August 5, 2020

Sara McCorriston, who attended Mount St. Joseph Academy in Flourtown and Chestnut Hill College, is co-owner of Paradigm Gallery + Studio, a Center City art gallery touted in a Philadelphia Magazine “Best of” issue as “the place to discover up-and-coming artists.’’

August 3, 2020

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.

CHC main building with CHC flag in front
July 9, 2020

To all our international students: Chestnut Hill College supports you and stands with you. We take pride in your membership in our campus community and we are grateful for your many contributions. The richness you add to the student life experience at Chestnut Hill is invaluable.

zoom call screenshot
June 29, 2020

This year, Chestnut Hill College held its Annual Retirement and Service Awards Ceremony virtually, a celebration that paid tribute to retiring faculty and staff and celebrated all those who serve the CHC community.

esports at chestnut hill college
June 22, 2020

Chestnut Hill College Director of Athletics and Recreation, Jesse Balcer, is pleased to announce E-Sports as the 19th intercollegiate program in the College's athletic catalog.

Main building of CHC campus
June 17, 2020

On April 9, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced funding for colleges and universities to provide direct emergency cash grants to students whose lives and educations had been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. The funding was made available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law on March 27, 2020.

June 16, 2020

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.”

Jen McKenzie
June 9, 2020

Jennifer McKenzie, a former mentor for student-teachers at Chestnut Hill College, is the recent recipient of the Philadelphia School District’s 2020 Lindback Award for Distinguished Public Teachers. 

Lucy Miller Murray
June 2, 2020

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

DeFinis book
May 26, 2020

Robert DeFinis ’06, Ed.D., recently self-published a children's book about the coronavirus that has captured the attention of readers across the globe. 

Cathy 2020
May 19, 2020

This week the Board of Directors of Chestnut Hill College elected Catherine Lockyer Moulton '92 as Chair of the Board of Directors for a second term.

haley norwillo
May 18, 2020

Focusing on the student first and the athlete second, our Griffins are encouraged to achieve success in the classroom, the community and the courts/fields. We are so incredibly proud of how CHC student-athletes always manage to maintain the perfect balance between all three, and this year we are thrilled to announce the recognition of three athletes in particular as winners of the CACC Top XVI Award. We also are proud to recognize the women's athletics program for the CACC Sportsmanship Award.

John McLaughlin
May 18, 2020

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.

virtual ceremony
May 12, 2020

Last week Chestnut Hill College held a virtual ceremony for the 2020 Student Leadership Awards, honoring students for their contributions to life outside the classroom.

May 8, 2020

Chestnut Hill College will use $787,325 it received as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to directly support students who have demonstrated need and are facing significant financial challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

tom mazza
May 6, 2020

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
May 4, 2020

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
April 27, 2020

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.

stay home
April 27, 2020

State Representative Chris Rabb represents the 200th legislative district in Philadelphia County, which includes Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill.

devan martinez
April 20, 2020

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.

Quita Horan
April 17, 2020

History professor and author David Contosta, Ph.D., recently penned an obituary for preservationist and community benefactor Quita Woodward Horan, who died on April 5 at the age of 86. Horan once took classes at Chestnut Hill College, later saying the courses were among the highlights of her life. 

chris dachowski
April 14, 2020

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.

rep rabb
March 23, 2020

State Representative Chris Rabb represents the 200th legislative district in Philadelphia County, which includes Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill.

Griffin in class
March 20, 2020

Dear "Virtual" Griffins,

March 19, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions for Students General Questions Are there confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus? At this time, there are no known presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Chestnut Hill College.

March 9, 2020

Jesse Balcer will step down from his position as Chestnut Hill College's men's basketball coach following the 2019-20 season.

Sharon Benaderet–Cohen
March 4, 2020

Local author and teacher Sharon Benaderet–Cohen recently spoke to Chestnut Hill College’s 22 student teachers about her teaching career and her book, “Touch a Life.”

Top25 cyber
March 3, 2020

The College’s undergraduate cybersecurity program was recently named to a list of the country’s 25 best value cyber/computer forensic bachelor’s degrees. 

Richard Dowling performing on a Steinway at the College’s 8th Annual Steinway Artist Concert. (Photo by Margo Reed)
February 24, 2020

Award-winning pianist Richard Dowling performed at Chestnut Hill College’s 8th Annual Steinway Artist Concert in front of a standing-room-only crowd.

Alix Contosta
February 24, 2020

Alix Contosta, Ph.D., an ecosystem ecologist and a research assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire’s Earth Systems Research Center, spoke on campus last week about “winter weather whiplash,” a concept that illustrates rapid reversals in winter weather and its effects on ecosystems and human communities.

February 24, 2020

Robert Reed, the executive deputy attorney general in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, spoke at Chestnut Hill College this week about the impact of trauma on youth and adults.

Kim Murphy
February 19, 2020

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
February 10, 2020

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, M.S., Psy.D., ’00, ’12, the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.
January 28, 2020

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.

January 21, 2020

CHC’s newest major marries the College’s deep belief in serving others by providing students with cutting-edge knowledge that enables them to enter the growing legal field successfully.

Dr. John Lukacs teaching a class at Chestnut Hill College.
January 20, 2020

History professor David Contosta, Ph.D., pays tribute to Dr. John Lukacs, a world-renowned historian, author, and CHC professor who died in May 2019.

IDHP art
January 20, 2020

For more than 50 years, the Interdisciplinary Honors Program has been educating students in exciting and innovative ways. 

The Grace Kelly exhibit runs until Dec. 31 in the Redmond Room at CHC. (Photo by Margo Reed)
December 11, 2019

This December, Chestnut Hill College is holding a special exhibit of memorabilia from the personal collection of Academy Award winning-actress and former Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly.

Snow falls in the rotunda during this year's Carol Night celebration. (Photo by Margo Reed)
December 11, 2019

The sights and sounds of the holiday season were on full display on Dec. 6 when Chestnut Hill College celebrated Carol Night, an annual tradition featuring musical performances, sing-alongs, and a visit from Santa Claus.

podcast project
December 10, 2019

Instead of having students write a final term paper, Ryan Murphy, Ph.D., professor and director of experiential learning, had his class, “Social Inequality 201,” create podcasts exploring social inequality in Philadelphia.

Sr. Joan Mickey
December 4, 2019

Human services majors visited Saint Joseph Villa in Flourtown throughout the semester for a class focuced on advocacy issues, helping members of the Sisters of Saint Joseph learn computer skills while establishing friendships. 

November 25, 2019

Emmy award-winning music producer Rodney Whittenberg and music business entrepreneur Joe Augustine spoke on campus and offered advice to students considering careers in the music industry. 

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney speaking at Sugarloaf for the “Transforming Justice Conference.” (Photo by Margo Reed)
November 20, 2019

On Nov. 15, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney along with other elected officials and prominent figures participated in the “Transforming Justice Conference,” an event created to improve the current state of the criminal justice system through engaged dialogue.

November 19, 2019

Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., MBA, the president and chief executive officer of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, recently spoke about the role of artificial intelligence in the healthcare industry at the 26th Annual Biomedical Distinguished Lecture Series.

Sister Draru
November 14, 2019

Chestnut Hill College and the Sisters of Saint Joseph celebrated the 20th anniversary of the African Sisters Education Collaborative on Nov. 5 by holding an event on campus, “ASEC@20.”

Sister Mary Helen Kashuba
October 28, 2019

Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, DML, professor of French and Russian, was recently awarded the highest academic honor in France for her significant contributions to its language and culture.

October 23, 2019

Margaret Boone Rappaport, Ph.D., and Christopher J. Corbally, Ph.D., SJ, recently spoke at Chestnut Hill College about how humans have come to think religiously. 

Jasson Casey
October 17, 2019

Entrepreneur, computer engineer, and technologist Jasson Casey visited campus this week to speak about the role of cybersecurity in the private sector and political elections.

October 8, 2019

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.

October 4, 2019

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

September 30, 2019

On Sept. 28, Chestnut Hill College and Women Veterans ROCK — the fastest growing military outreach community of its kind in the U.S. — co-hosted “Stand Up, Be Counted,” an event designed to engage and empower women veterans and service members.

Presidential candidate and former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak speaking in the rotunda at CHC. (Photo by Linda Johnson)
September 23, 2019

Students had a chance to take a stroll along the campaign trail when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Sestak visited Chestnut Hill College on Monday to speak to the community as he politicks for the highest office in the country.

Interfaith Prayer Room
September 20, 2019

Students, staff, and faculty came together for a dedication ceremony for the Interfaith Prayer Room, where community members of all religious backgrounds can go to practice their faith.

Traprock Center
September 9, 2019

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

fulbright logo 3
September 3, 2019

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

August 26, 2019

A behind-the-scenes look at how the Chestnut Hill College banner came to fly over the Jersey Shore this summer.

CHC princeton
August 22, 2019

This month, Chestnut Hill College was listed by The Princeton Review as one of the “Best in the Northeast” in its web feature “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

August 19, 2019

A beneficial partnership between Chestnut Hill College and Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts came to fruition this year and resulted in criminal justice students creating a public survey to determine the level of public trust in the appellate judge election process.

August 16, 2019

An alumna who works for The Hill at Whitemarsh has connected with her alma mater, CHC, much to the benefit of both institutions. 

f45 training
August 13, 2019

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

August 8, 2019

As a tribute to their paternal grandmothers who both attended CHC and graduated in the Class of 1944, a young couple is getting married on campus this September.

August 6, 2019

Ryan Murphy, Ph.D., director of experiential learning at CHC, explains why he studies the lives of women religious.

August 1, 2019

Last year, Gionna Pembroke ’20 studied abroad at CHC's partner institution in Belgium, Howest University. Gionna's story, told from her perspective, is one of discovery, friendship, and enlightenment.

July 31, 2019

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

Chestnut Hill College received five badges this year, including new ones for its business and education programs.
July 24, 2019

For the third straight year, Chestnut Hill College has been recognized as a national "College of Distinction."

Illustration by Samantha Slade
July 19, 2019

The Master of Science in Cybersecurity is the newest academic program for graduate students and the first offered entirely online. Developed alongside industry experts, the program, launching this fall, will open doors for students to one of the country’s fastest-growing job sectors.

July 16, 2019

A reporter from the Philadelphia Inquirer toured campus with a professor and a recently exonerated man who spent 21 years in prison after a wrongful conviction.

July 15, 2019

Members of the Chestnut Hill College community and the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia attended a vigil on Friday night to protest the treatment of undocumented migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.

July 11, 2019

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

Nora Madison
July 1, 2019

Nora Madison, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication and coordinator of CHC's communication program, is the recipient of the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Grant.

Raquel Lopez
June 17, 2019

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

Councilwoman Cindy Bass and Sister Carol pictured with a copy of the resolution. (Photos by Margo Reed)
June 6, 2019

Philadelphia City Council presented College President Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., with a resolution that honors CHC on the occasion of its 95th anniversary.

David Contosta and Carol Franklin speaking at the Ambler Theater on May 14. (Photo by Linda Johnson)
May 29, 2019

David Contosta, Ph.D., professor of history, co-produced a documentary about the Wissahickon Valley, which recently premiered at the Ambler Theater.

Psy.D. sugarloaf
May 20, 2019

Four of the nation’s leading experts on stepfamilies participated in a symposium at SugarLoaf to explore the highs and lows of what it means to live in a blended family.

Malika Rahman '14
May 17, 2019

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.

A graduate processing at CHC's 92nd Annual Commencement. (Photo by Margo Reed)
May 12, 2019

On May 11, hundreds of Griffins walked across the stage to receive their diplomas at Chestnut Hill College’s 92nd Annual Commencement.

A graduate student at the ceremony in Sorgenti Arena. (Photo by Margo Reed)
May 10, 2019

On May 9, around 120 graduate students received their diplomas at the School of Graduate Studies Commencement ceremony.

Sr. Dorothy and class
May 6, 2019

This semester early childhood education students authored and illustrated children's books.

Anna Abbot '16
May 3, 2019

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

earth day 2019
April 30, 2019

Chestnut Hill College recently celebrated Earth Week with activities, events, and giveaways, all of which were devoted to raising awareness for environmental protection.

Sister Carol pictured at Poppy's Café in Chestnut Hill for the unveiling of the Sister Carol Jean Bean red velvet latte. (Photo by Margaret Terzieva)
April 26, 2019

Poppy's Café in Chestnut Hill honored Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., the president of Chestnut Hill College, by creating a red velvet latte in her name, the Sister Carol Jean Bean.

Ronnie B.
April 26, 2019

Holocaust survivor Ronnie Breslow visited campus last week to share the story of how she and her family persevered through history's darkest days.

Nicole Monteiro
April 23, 2019

Nicole Monteiro, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, recently contributed to a global health workshop in Ontario, Canada.

Jonathan Brody, Ph.D. (Photo by Amber Johnston)
April 17, 2019

Jonathan Brody, Ph.D., spoke to members of the College community about the intricacies of pancreatic cancer and the work he and others are doing to treat the disease.

Kay McNulty
April 12, 2019

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

Sister Kathy Duffy
April 12, 2019

Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Ph.D., author and professor of physics at Chestnut Hill College, explores the life of struggle faced by Jesuit priest, scientist, and philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in her new book, “Teilhard’s Struggle: Embracing the Work of Evolution.”

Career Closet
April 10, 2019

Students can pick out interview-appropriate attire at no cost at the Career Closet, a donation-based program on campus for students feeling discouraged or ill-equipped because they have nothing to wear on job interviews.

Sister Carol with Sister Kathy Duffy, who is retiring after 30 years of service to the College.
April 5, 2019

Faculty and staff were recently honored at CHC's Annual Service and Retirement Awards Celebration.

Miles Johnson-Foeman
April 5, 2019

Sophomore Miles Johnson-Foeman is an avid dragon boater, and he wants to start a club at CHC.

Rev. John Dear. (Photo by Margaret Terzieva)
March 29, 2019

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rev. John Dear spoke on campus last week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation.

Year of the woman
March 28, 2019

Four women who serve the Philadelphia public in various roles recently shared their personal stories and the lessons they learned on their way to success.

Marie and Eva
March 25, 2019

On March 27, professor Marie Conn, Ph.D., will screen “Eva: A-7063,” a documentary about Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor, who happens to be friends with Conn.

March 22, 2019

As part of a Chestnut Hill College student trip to New York City to visit the United Nations, our excited group of Griffins also dropped by the Today Show.

Helen M.
March 21, 2019

Helen Kenny Motzenbecker '50 played a pivotal role in transforming New Jersey’s affordable housing laws.

State Senator Art Haywood (far left) and State Representative Chris Rabb joined Jesse Balcer (far right), Mike West, Cassie Sebold and Sister Carol Jean Vale in welcoming Tamika Milburn (next to Sister Carol) and her team (to her left) to Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill College.
March 18, 2019

Sen. Art Haywood and Rep. Chris Rabb visited CHC last week to welcome the Philadelphia Reign, the city's first professional women’s basketball team in more than two decades. The team will play its home games in Sorgenti Arena.

People gathered in a circle around a room
March 11, 2019

The Food Pantry is the result of a dedicated group of staff and faculty who worked together to create a solution for students experiencing food insecurity or insufficiency.

Scott Browning
February 22, 2019

Psychology professor Scott Browning, Ph.D., ABPP, was re-elected to the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology.

Spencer Myer performing at this year's Steinway Artist Concert. (Photo by Hope Daluisio)
February 15, 2019

More than 100 people attended this year's Steinway Artist Concert, breaking attendance records for the annual series.

February 15, 2019

Amelia A. Drobile, an adjunct professor of finance and business, was recently interviewed on WalletHub about cash back credit cards.

Allan Domb speaking to students
February 8, 2019

Philadelphia Councilperson Allan Domb visited CHC to speak to students about real estate and City Council. 

Judy Stavisky, M.Ed., SGS '91, with the book she co-authored, "Do It Better!: How the Kids of St. Francis de Sales Exceeded Everyone's Expectations."
February 8, 2019

Judy Stavisky, M.Ed., SGS '91, co-authored a nonfiction book that recounts the lives of immigrant and refugee students.

Don't Stall Just Call
January 30, 2019

Mary Ciammetti, whose 20-year-old son died from alcohol poisoning in 2015, recently spoke to students about the tragic consequences of binge drinking as part of her education initiative, “Don’t Stall, Just Call.”

Following presentations by both businesses, members of The Wolf PAC put their heads together to discuss what company is the better overall investment. From L to R: Maurice Glavin, Leonard Lodish, Ph.D., Kent Griswold, Ph.D., M.B.A., Judy Chang Cody, M.B.A., and Gerry Frey.
January 16, 2019

Kent Griswold, a member of CHC's Board of Directors, recently launched the pilot episode of “BizzShow” — a television show in which two businesses from the same region compete against each other for a capital investment.

It's On Us PA
January 10, 2019

Chestnut Hill College recently received a $30,000 grant from the "It's On Us, PA" initiative to support ongoing efforts to prevent, address and ultimately end sexual violence on college campuses.

State Senator Art Haywood
January 8, 2019

Co-sponsored by PA State Senator Art Haywood and Representative Chris Rabb, as well as DBHIDS, Chestnut Hill College hosted a Narcan Overdose Training session.

The Board of Directors
December 19, 2018

Recently, Chestnut Hill College introduced four new members to its Board of Directors. All four bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise and all are committed to furthering the College's growth now and in the future.

L to R: John Trudeau, Sister Mary Elizabeth Clark, Sen. Bob Casey, Terry Trudeau and Mark Clark pictured in Casey’s office.”
December 17, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Clark, SSJ, recently met U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in Washington, D.C., to discuss the reauthorization of a program that provides protection and greater public access to national parks and recreational sites.

Christ Barrish interviews sister Carol
December 17, 2018

WHYY’s Cris Barrish and Jon Marcus of The Hechinger Report visited campus to interview students and staff about the impact of changing academic majors.

Sister Mary Helen Kashuba
December 14, 2018

Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, DML, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2019 Nelson H. Brooks Award for her distinguished service and leadership in the foreign language teaching profession.

Bud and Sue Ozar '63, founders of Friends of Kenyan Orphans, with some of the kids.
December 14, 2018

As Susan Montgomery '80 prepares for the Christmas season in her suburban Philadelphia home, she’s also making sure children more than 7,000 miles away are not forgotten.

graphic novel project
December 10, 2018

A class of early education students from Chestnut Hill College collaborated over the fall semester with third-graders from the St. Genevieve School on imagining, writing, editing and designing graphic novels.

December 7, 2018

Chestnut Hill College recently celebrated the grand opening of the Beatlab — an on-campus music studio where students can produce beats, songs and messages of social justice.

CHC wins award
December 3, 2018

It’s official: Chestnut Hill College is now a member of the Chestnut Hill Conservancy Architectural Hall of Fame!

Snow fell from the rafters as the Hill Singers led the crowd in the singing of Christmas carols.
December 3, 2018

NBC10 Anchor and Reporter Rosemary Connors recently hosted Chestnut Hill College's Annual Carol Night, a tradition that never fails to remind us of one simple yet important truth: No place celebrates Christmas like the College.

Fran Wasserman, founder/director of The Baby Bureau (left), along with volunteers, organize “baby bundles” of clothing.
November 28, 2018

CHC is hosting a collection drive for the Baby Bureau, a non-profit organization which was started by an SCPS alum.

Maida Milone offered a talk about the basics of the judicial system.
November 16, 2018

Maida Milone, president of PMC, spoke about the ins and outs of the judicial system during her workshop.

Dwight Evans speaks to the CHC community.
October 29, 2018

With just over a week left until the 2018 Election, Rep. Dwight Evans visited Chestnut Hill College to discuss campaign issues and stress the importance of voting.

Jesse Balcer
October 25, 2018

After an exhaustive search process which took into account many qualified candidates, Chestnut Hill College is excited to announce that Jesse Balcer, M.S., has been appointed as the new full-time athletic director.

Jeremy Black with students
October 19, 2018

Students recently traveled to Haverford to listen to a talk by Dr. Jeremy Black, a historian and an author from the University of Exeter, who discussed the political tumult currently affecting Europe and beyond.

From L to R: Dr. Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D., Jacqueline Reich, Ph.D., Pearl Kim, J.D., and John Kovach, Ph.D.
October 16, 2018

On Monday, October 15, Chestnut Hill College welcomed congressional candidate Pearl Kim to campus to share her story and engage with the College community on election issues and the future of politics.

Sister Cathie Picture
October 1, 2018

Sister Cathie Meighan garnered her first award as a painter when her abstract work won first prize in an art exhibition juried by the Philadelphia Sketch Club, America’s oldest club for professional artists. Her painting “Uncharted Waters” was among 87 other paintings featured in the exhibition “Absolutely Abstract 2018.” 

September 10, 2018

Thanks to a generous grant from the Sisters of Saint Joseph Mission Fund, students in the School of Undergraduate Studies will be able to benefit from a new initiative, the lending library.

Tobacco-free sign
September 4, 2018

Chestnut Hill College is now a tobacco-free campus, which is something that offers immense benefits to students, faculty/staff and visitors alike.

International Students
September 4, 2018

Chestnut Hill College recently welcomed 24 international students from 11 different countries to study here for the fall semester.

Sister Lisa (center) with a group of sisters from the African Sisters Education Collaborative.
August 20, 2018

Two sisters who are committed to bringing societal change to Africa can be found across the sea, on another continent, in another city, at Chestnut Hill College.

CHC badges
August 20, 2018

For the second year in a row, Chestnut Hill College received honors as an undergraduate College of Distinction. 2018 was the first year that the schools of graduate and continuing and professional studies received the distinction as well.

kente cloth
July 18, 2018

For the second year, Chestnut Hill College seniors gathered to celebrate their diversity and unity through the donning of the Kente Cloth. 

Devan and Sister Carol
July 12, 2018

Overcast skies did nothing to dim the enthusiasm of the graduates who proudly accepted their diplomas at Chestnut Hill College’s 91st Commencement on May 12.

Griffins in the News
May 10, 2018

Members of the CHC community are often mentioned in the news. This month, read a quote from our Assistant Director of Campus Ministry.

May 10, 2018

A bittersweet moment that occurs each April is the Service Awards & Retirement Celebration, held this year on the 19th. Three faculty members and one staff person retired; and 20 celebrated milestones in terms of years served, including Sister Mary Helen Kashuba, D.M.L., professor of French and Russian, who has been with Chestnut Hill College for 55 years.

May 9, 2018

Commencement is right around the corner, and with it, a new group of alumni! Welcome to the fold, fellow Griffins. We hope you stay engaged and involved with your CHC.

clement hall
May 9, 2018

Anticipated renovations — including air conditioning — are coming to Clement Hall this summer.

reading buddies
May 9, 2018

Some of CHC's education students recently learned firsthand how much fun it is to teach about reading and writing with a buddy.

Tichenor-Greer group
May 9, 2018

The Tichenor-Greer Scholars Program at Chestnut Hill College has announced the first cohort of students to graduate will be part of the Class of 2018.

biomedical lecture
May 9, 2018

In mid-April, Chestnut Hill College celebrated the 25th Anniversary of its Biomedical Distinguished Lecture Series by welcoming Michael Ciccotti. M.D., director and chief of sports medicine at Rothman Institute.

May 9, 2018

The 2018 Scholarship Gala, held May 5, was a star-studded affair, with Chris Matthews, of Hardball fame, and his wife Kathleen Matthews, former television news anchor and marketing and public affairs expert, as the evening’s honorees.

john Wetzel
May 9, 2018

Chestnut Hill College will hold its 91st commencement on Saturday, May 12, in Sorgenti Arena beginning with the procession at 10:30 a.m. followed immediately by the ceremony.

May 9, 2018

Welcome to our new Connections section: #GriffinPride. Our students, faculty and staff are always doing great things on campus and in the community and, most of the time, they use social media to share their stories.

Lynn Tubman
May 9, 2018

The Chestnut Hill College Department of Athletics and Recreation has announced the departure of nine-year athletic director, Lynn Tubman, who has been appointed to the same role at Muhlenberg College, an NCAA Division-III (D-III) institution in Western Pennsylvania.

John E. Wetzel
May 8, 2018

This year, Secretary of Corrections for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania John E. Wetzel will present CHC's commencement address.

Alpha Lambda Delta
May 8, 2018

With the end of each academic year comes recognition of the scholarly achievements made by students. This year, Chestnut Hill College was proud to induct more than 100 new members to the college's 20 honor societies.

senior seminar
May 8, 2018

Once again, the end of the semester rolled around quickly and Senior Seminar was held on April 26 in the Rotunda and in several classrooms.

recycling video
April 16, 2018

Did you know that Chestnut Hill College utilizes single-stream recycling?

women's lacrosse hall of fame
April 16, 2018

The great Michael Jordan once said, "Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence win championships." 

That was the sentiment quoted by Natalie Gozzard '90 when accepting her induction into the Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018.

Golden Griffins enjoy brunch
April 14, 2018

Be sure to log into CHC's Alumni Relations pages for upcoming news and information.

Ian Sharp
April 14, 2018

The sun shining brightly and the flowers in full bloom provided the perfect backdrop for Chestnut Hill College's Accepted Student Day on April 14. 

Monsignor Harris and Sister Cathy Nerney
April 13, 2018

Chestnut Hill College’s Institute for Forgiveness & Reconciliation (IFR) presented a “Forgiveness Forum” on  April 4. This year’s theme was Undoing the Knots that Keep Us Bound.​

Stephanie DeJesus
April 13, 2018
The Minority Fellowship Program of the American Psychological Association (APA) has awarded Stephanie De Jesus a Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) Fellowship for 2018. 
Michael Ciccotti
April 13, 2018

The Departments of Biology and Athletics at Chestnut Hill College present the 25th Annual Spring Biomedical Distinguished Lecture at 2 p.m., April 18, in the college’s East Parlor.

Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D., director & chief of sports medicine for Rothman Institute will present “Return to Play after Sports Injuries: Ethics, Agents and Principles of a Team Physician.”

reunion weekend 2017
March 12, 2018

Big alumni events are on the horizon. Be sure not to miss them!

Chile flag
March 9, 2018

Mark your calendars now for a variety of fun and intriguing programming in March and early April.

in the news
March 9, 2018

Members of the CHC community are frequently mentioned in the news. Last month, two of our students and a faculty member appeared on CBS-3. 

McKeithan Owens
March 9, 2018

When he first learned about Chestnut Hill College, McKeithan Owens believed it was God’s way of guiding him back to Catholic school. “The program fit so well,” he says. “It allows me to be who I am and write and talk about God.”

women's lacrosse hall of fame
March 9, 2018

Under the direction of 2011 Hall of Famer, Janice Kuklick, women’s lacrosse became one of the college’s most successful programs. Members of those teams will soon join their esteemed coach in taking their place in the Chestnut Hill College Athletics Hall of Fame.

networking, service, psychology,
March 9, 2018

On February 22, more than 30 alumni participated in the annual Student/Alumni Networking Night, a joint venture of the offices of Career Development and Alumni Relations. 

Earth Center
March 9, 2018

Although Earth Day was first recognized on April 22, 1970, the values it represents have been part of the fabric of Chestnut Hill College since its founding and an integral part of its mission.

March 9, 2018

Even when CHC’s students leave the campus for the summer, the grounds are never really empty. This summer will witness even more activity – of the Education – Sports – Fun variety.

tattoo artist performing on a model
March 9, 2018

When Lauren Barrow, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice, first conceived of the special topics course, Social Construction of Deviance through Tattoo Art, she had only a glimmer of how the semester would unfold.

Jaida Zabala and Winnie the Pooh
March 6, 2018

CHC recently launched a video series to spotlight the great internships, careers and study abroad experiences that students and alumni have enjoyed while at the College.

February 16, 2018

In February, four Chestnut Hill College student-athletes were chosen to take part in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference's (CACC) new series, "Inspiring Courses," designed to put a direct spotlight on the academic side of being a student-athlete.

group photo
February 9, 2018

With a commitment to serve rooted in our mission, Chestnut Hill College was proud to continue a long-standing tradition of service, reflection and remembrance in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. 

Carlino Chapel
February 9, 2018

Did you know this about Carlino Chapel?

CHC in the news
February 9, 2018

CHC and members of the college community are often mentioned in the news. Read on for some recent articles.

men's lacrosse team
February 9, 2018

From September to January, the CHC men's lacrosse team embodied the college’s mission and embraced the true spirit of the "Dear Neighbor" by giving back to those who matter most to them.

Sr Cathy Nerney
February 9, 2018

Sister Cathy Nerney, Ph.D., director of Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation, was fortunate to witness Super Bowl LII in person and shares her experience with the CHC community.

alumni relations logo
February 9, 2018

The Office of Alumni Relations will sponsor two exciting events in February. Mark your calendars!

Fournier Hall goes green for the Eagles
February 9, 2018

It was a week to remember on campus, as Chestnut Hill College celebrated the Philadelphia Eagles going to the Super Bowl with a “Griffins Go Green Week.”

pianist Ching-Yun Hu
February 9, 2018

Chestnut Hill College proudly presents Ching-Yun Hu, a Taiwanese-American pianist, recognized around the world for her “first-class talent” and “poetic use of color and confidently expressive phrasing,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Green campus
January 29, 2018

It’s Super Bowl week in Philadelphia and at Chestnut Hill College as all week, students are being encouraged to wear green and wear Eagles gear to support the team.

Health Sciences
January 26, 2018

Many career paths exist in the growing field of Health Sciences. Knowing this, and as a way to further serve its student body, Chestnut Hill College has added a new major in the School of Undergraduate Studies. Health Sciences will accept its first students in the fall 2018 semester.

Students in class watching teacher at front
January 26, 2018

Chestnut Hill College has announced it will be receiving a $1,000,000 grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolf announced the award in January as part of the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).

Students holding gift bags
January 12, 2018

KDE (Kappa Delta Epsilon) Honor Society held an Health Initiatives drive to collect tissues, hand soap and hand sanitizer for a school in Philadelphia.

tower health
December 12, 2017

Did you know that three CHC student-athletes recently took part in a commercial shoot for Tower Health?

griffins in the news
December 12, 2017

CHC and members of the college community are often mentioned in the news. Read on for some recent articles.

Gatsby Mystery Dinner
December 12, 2017

The Residence Life staff celebrated the end of the semester with a 1920s-themed mystery dinner party.

holiday cheer
December 12, 2017

The year drew to a close with a successful Holiday Cheer event on December 1 when dozens of CHC alumni and friends started the holiday season while mingling and reminiscing on campus.

Pete Kidd
December 12, 2017

Pete Kidd ’12, marketing major, discusses his work experience.

science students presentation
December 12, 2017

Science for Non-Majors Students Present Findings
According to the American Cancer Society, there were more than 1.6 million (estimated) new cancer cases diagnosed in 2017. 

Belgian waffles
December 12, 2017

From Commuter Appreciation Week to Waffle Wednesdays, November featured great events for students to enjoy together.

veterans table
December 12, 2017

In honor of Veteran’s Day, November 11, Marie Scheetz and Michael Reig of the Registrar’s Office set a table outside the Dining Hall to commemorate fallen, missing or imprisoned military service members.

student in Paris
December 12, 2017

Philadelphia and Paris are actually very similar. They both have a tough, gritty charm that is complemented by beautiful architecture and a rich history.

Beck award winner
December 12, 2017

Samantha Wertheimer, a Year V student in the Psy.D. Program, has been awarded the fifth annual Stephen N. Berk Memorial Award.

Christmas in Denmark
December 12, 2017

It can be argued that no one celebrates Christmas quite like the Danish. In Denmark, Christmas celebrations last for the month of December.

Pam King
December 12, 2017

Chestnut Hill College is poised to launch a new undergraduate degree program in cybersecurity — one of the first of its type in the region.

cross country runners
December 8, 2017

It's been a busy month for GriffinNation. Here is a roundup of the top things that happened in November.

senior seminar
December 7, 2017

This year's fall senior seminar, which took place on November 29, showcased 105 graduating seniors representing 17 majors.

Panel discussion
December 6, 2017

As Pennsylvania considered implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Sen.

Young authors
December 6, 2017

One of the assignments the class completed was creating and designing a children’s story. Each book was written and illustrated by the individual student in the class. These books represent the author’s appreciation of subject matter, word choice, and images that appeal to beginning readers.

Mike Marino
November 8, 2017

Following last year’s full, and somewhat bumpy, introduction into the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL), CHC's 2017 campaign was full of success and record-breaking moments.

Griffins in the news logo
November 7, 2017

CHC is often mentioned in the news. Read on for some of the notable articles from the past month.

2017 golf outing
November 7, 2017

Did you know about CHC's Golf Invitational?

CHC tree
November 7, 2017

Christmastime at CHC brings two special events that are enjoyed every year: Holiday Cheer and Breakfast with Santa!

Alexis Jansen
November 7, 2017

. . .  Alexis Jansen '15, Psychology major.

cybersecurity and forensic conference
November 7, 2017

In conjunction with the Delaware Valley Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, Chestnut Hill College hosted the third annual cyber security and forensics conference in October.

AM Academy
November 7, 2017

Peek into the library at Fort Washington Elementary School before school starts on Tuesdays and Thursdays and you will see 25 young students working with seven Chestnut Hill College education majors. 

Chris Sivel
November 7, 2017

Christopher Sivel is possibly the youngest person to run for the office of Whitemarsh Township Supervisor.

Jody Markley
November 7, 2017

For the first time, CHC has hired a director of the Tichenor-Greer Scholars Program to manage its rapid growth, mentor the participants and provide them with academic resources.

legacy conference logo
November 7, 2017

The ramifications of the 1917 Russian Revolution continue to reverberate in contemporary Russia and students of this era will find much of interest at the Legacy of the Russian Revolution conference this weekend.

Arms and Sickle
October 16, 2017

An expansive, interdisciplinary conference will take place next month, attracting presenters and participants from around the world.

October 15, 2017

The eighth annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup is right around the corner and so too are the Harry Potter-inspired events and activities that will be occurring all throughout the town of Chestnut Hill this weekend, Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21.

Griffins in the News
October 13, 2017

Read about all the places members of the CHC community are regularly mentioned in the news. 

Griffin Cup group
October 13, 2017

How do you engage student-athletes? Through competition, of course, and that’s exactly what the Athletics Department has done with the annual Griffin Cup

fall enrichment
October 13, 2017

Thanks to all who attended our Annual Fall Conference!

Cody's photo
October 13, 2017

Name: Cody Jett ’11  
Major: Criminal Justice and Elementary Education

October 13, 2017

Two CHC alums and criminal justice majors were recently commissioned into the Philadelphia Police Department. Also, read additional news of faculty, staff, students and alumni. 

intercultural wheel
October 13, 2017

The Certificate in Intercultural Foundations is an interdisciplinary program that offers students of any major the opportunity to appreciate the differences between one another with the goal of social transformation and global solidarity.

Lily's Hope walk
October 13, 2017

Remember to come out and join walkers to benefit Lily’s Hope Foundation, which supports babies, children and their families with unexpected and urgent needs due to premature birth

SGA logo
October 13, 2017

On September 14, students gathered in Gruber Theatre to hear the platforms of this year's candidates for the Student Government Association of Chestnut Hill College (SGA). 

Biomedical lecture
October 13, 2017

In front of a full house of students, faculty and staff, Chestnut Hill College welcomed Dianne R. Soprano, Ph.D., for the 24th Annual Fall Biomedical Distinguished Lecture Series.

1650 Society
October 13, 2017

In front of family, friends and members of the college community, eight students were commissioned as part of the third annual induction class of the 1650 Society.

Laura Lupin
October 12, 2017

Imagine sleeping in a tent staked to shifting ice-and-snow covered earth. That's exactly what Laura Lupin did last summer during her stint as a tour guide at the Matanuska Glacier in Southcentral Alaska.

international students ride bikes in Belgium
October 12, 2017

CHC is well on its way to becoming truly a global community with more than 100 international students attending each year and partnerships with 20 institutions of higher education in other countries

Lacie Ann Michaelson
October 12, 2017

A new face greeted students arriving in the Office of Campus Ministry this semester. 

Trachanda and Gloria in front of CHC shuttle bus
September 19, 2017

On September 12, the Global Education Office welcomed Gloria Lupo Pasini, a representative from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore — CHC’s partner university in Milan, Italy.

CHC students in Belgium
September 19, 2017

Last week, six Chestnut Hill College students arrived in Belgium to begin their semester-long study abroad experience at HOWEST (University College West-Flanders). 

Trachanda showing students slide show about studying abroad
September 18, 2017

Chestnut Hill College continues to expand its global partnerships, and with it, opportunities for CHC students to study away for a semester or academic year. To kick off the semester and welcome a new class of Griffins, the Global Education Office hosted a Study Away Information Session on September 13 open to all interested students.

Students watching slide presentation
September 9, 2017

The Global Educating Office recently hosted this semester’s first installment of the annual Travels at Teatime series, which gives exchange students the opportunity to share a taste of their home country and culture with the greater CHC community.

international students
September 8, 2017

Did you know about all the new international students studying at CHC this semester?

new head coaches
September 8, 2017

With a new season comes new faces as Chestnut Hill College recently welcomed in a whole new class of student-athletes this semester. But the students weren’t the only ones to change as this offseason, several of the men’s programs as well as men’s and women’s tennis, found themselves looking to the future with brand new coaching hires.

Griffins in the News
September 7, 2017

Read on to discover where Chestnut Hill College alumni, students, faculty and staff appear in the news.

Laverne Adams
September 7, 2017

Join your fellow Griffins for a day of professional development during the Annual Alumni Fall Conference. Topics include entrepreneurship, networking, empowering yourself and improving your communication skills.

September 7, 2017

Three days after Commencement, eight CHC students and two from Marywood University boarded a plane for Kenya, where they spent three weeks living and working in the compound of the Little Sisters of St. Francis.

September 7, 2017

The Institute for Religion and Science is a regional center that explores science and spirituality, hosted at CHC. Each year, the Institute holds several thought-provoking lectures given by experts in their fields. This fall is no exception.

International Students
September 7, 2017

More than 40 new international students have joined CHC this semester, representing nearly 20 countries.

Diane's photo
September 7, 2017

CHC’s 24th Annual Fall Biomedical Distinguished Lecture Series will be presented by the Biology Department on Wednesday, October 4 at 2 p.m. in the East Parlor.

B.J.'s photo
September 7, 2017

William Cunningham, Ph.D., joined CHC as the new Dean of the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) in August.

Students with Griffin
September 7, 2017

It comes as regularly as the changing of the seasons: Move-in Day!

ALD induction 2017
September 6, 2017

CHC recently received the 2017 Delta Gold Award from Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD), the National Honor Society for First-Year Students, for its commitment to the academic success of its students.

Laura Lupin glacier
August 30, 2017

CHC junior spent two weeks as a tour guide at the Matanuska Glacier, in Southcentral Alaska.

August 25, 2017

Scott Browning, Ph.D., ABPP, professor of psychology, has recently published a third book in a series of publications about working with contemporary families.

CHC night at the Phillies
August 8, 2017

Mark your calendar!
The Fourth Annual CHC Night at the Phillies is right around the corner!

Women's Basketball summer league
August 8, 2017

Coming off its most successful campaign in program history, CHC's women’s basketball team participated in the well-recognized Philadelphia/Suburban Women’s NCAA Summer Basketball League, to prepare for the upcoming season.

move in day 2016
August 7, 2017

Did you know that Move-in Day for the fall semester is Friday, August 25th for new students and classes begin on the 28th?

Stay up to date with everything happening this semester by regularly visiting www.chc.edu/calendar.

Saint Joseph Hall and Campus
August 7, 2017

Read on to discover where Chestnut Hill College alumni, students, faculty and staff appear in the news. 

Jennifer and children
August 7, 2017

Thoughtful, focused and determined, Jennifer McCollum Kugler ’97 took her time and followed her own path on the road to marriage, degree, children and career — more or less in that order.

Bamboo bike frame
August 7, 2017

When Georges Beyiha graduated from CHC in 2015 with a degree in International Business, Cultures and Languages, he did not yet know he was about to become an entrepreneur with a business that creates sustainable bicycles from bamboo.

Emorie with her award
August 7, 2017

Alumna Wins Awards
Emorie Keimig ’16 completed the police academy in Ocala, Fla., and now is a member of the Gainesville (Fla.) Police Department. While in the academy, she won three major awards.

August 7, 2017

When you work at an institution of higher learning it’s not unusual for people to ask the question, “It’s summer and there are no students here, so what do you do?” At Chestnut Hill College, that answer often comes down to two words: summer camps. 

Phage Hunters
August 6, 2017

Phage Hunters!
When searching for viruses that infect bacteria … call on researchers trained to isolate them. 

August 6, 2017

Two years ago, two students had a dream of creating a campus organization that would provide help and information to students struggling with mental health issues.

Benico with drawings
August 6, 2017

For one week at the end of June, 12 local students (of middle school age) immersed themselves in a summer science and art camp at CHC where they learned to observe and artistically reproduce diverse preserved and living organisms.

Planting Tree
August 6, 2017

The Griffin Garden Club was started in 2014 by students interested in combining their knowledge of food production and enjoyment of community service into an enduring project that would serve CHC students and others for a long time to come. 

When you serve the dear neighbor, do it with an unselfish love and generous heart.
August 6, 2017

A mere seven years after the order of the Sisters of Saint Joseph was founded in 1650 by Father Jean Pierre Medaille, SJ, he presented them with 100 maxims, or short prayerful guides, to live by.

sister carol
July 6, 2017

In honor of Sister Carol's 25 years of service as president to Chesnut Hill College, CHC established the Sister Carol Fund for Academic Initiatives, which has now raised over $100,000.

chc bag poolside
July 6, 2017

We have chosen your favorite stories of the past six months to help recap last semester. We hope you'll enjoy reading them again as you relax and enjoy your summer!

phillies 2016
July 6, 2017

From the Phillies to Hershey Park, the Office of Alumni Relations has your summer all planned out!

Athletic Director's Award
June 7, 2017

Sorgenti Arena was the site of a night of celebration as CHC hosted its annual Athletics Award Reception to recognize individual and team achievements over the course of the 2016-17 academic year.

president's leadership award
June 6, 2017

Prior to Commencement, student accomplishments were celebrated at the annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet.

Sister Jean Faustman receives the Lindback Award from Sister Carol.
June 5, 2017

Sister Jean Faustman, D.M.L., associate professor of French and Spanish, was this year's recipient of  the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Kente Cloth ceremony participants gather after the ceremony.
June 2, 2017

Celebrating Diversity with Kente Cloth Ceremony
Surrounded by family, friends and the Chestnut Hill College community, 20 students celebrated their diversity and collective unity as part of the first annual Kente Cloth ceremony.

Sister Carol is surrounded by alumni and friends during Reunion 2017.
June 1, 2017

Did you know that June 30 will mark the 25th Anniversary of Sister Carol’s presidency—making her the longest-serving president in the College’s history?

Griffins in the News logo
June 1, 2017

6ABC News reporter Jeff Chiricho reported from CHC’s campus about the impending storm that threatened Commencement proceedings.

Class of 1957
June 1, 2017

Chestnut Hill College’s annual Reunion Weekend is always a much-anticipated event. This year’s was so highly anticipated that attendance was up by more than 15 percent over last year. 

Gala participants bid during the live auction portion of the evening.
June 1, 2017

Sorgenti Arena was transformed for the evening of May 6 into an elegant ballroom in which 220 friends of Chestnut Hill College gathered to mingle, eat, dance and most importantly, support CHC’s student scholarship program.

Christopher Dougherty, Ph.D.
June 1, 2017

After extensive searches, four new staff members have been hired to join the Chestnut Hill College community.

Sister Carol, Margaret McCaffery, Cathy Lockyer Moulton, Sister Anne Myers
June 1, 2017

At its quarterly meeting on May 8, CHC’s Board of Directors elected Catherine Lockyer Moulton ’92 as its Chair, effective in September.

Rubber Ducky at podium
June 1, 2017

With drenching rains, high winds and cold temperatures in the forecast, the decision was made—about 48 hours in advance of CHC’s 90th Commencement ceremony on May 13—to move the event into Sorgenti Arena. A first in CHC history.

Commencement parade of nations
May 3, 2017

Chestnut Hill College is proud to celebrate its 90th Commencement on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 10:30 a.m., with 390 students participating. 

magazine cover
May 3, 2017

Did you know that the spring 2017 issue of the Chestnut Hill College Magazine is available now?

Griffins in the News logo
May 3, 2017

Griffins make news every day, and the media are paying attention!

CACC Champions
May 3, 2017

Men’s Tennis Makes History with First CACC Championship
The moment had finally arrived. Fifteen years after elevating to NCAA Division II status, Chestnut Hill College had won its first DII and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) championship. 

Golden Griffins
May 3, 2017

Members of the Class of 1966 enjoyed their first Golden Griffins Brunch on April 23. 

campus ministry
May 3, 2017

A grant to Campus Ministry allowed a variety of programming during National Catholic Sisters Week in March.

Janelle Leo
May 3, 2017

It’s All About the Science
Forensic biology major, Janelle Leo ’17, interned at the Center for Forensic Science and Research Education in Willow Grove, Pa., the summer of her junior year.

senior gift
May 3, 2017

Seniors have many opportunities to share their Griffin Pride. One of the most valuable and lasting is to contribute to the Senior Class Gift.

award winners
May 3, 2017

Each year, members of the Chestnut Hill College community gather to honor and celebrate the excellence of students from the School of Undergraduate Studies.

Barbara Glennon
May 3, 2017

The Redmond Room was standing-room-only as the College community said goodbye to three retiring members and celebrated the service of others.

Offit and Atchison
May 3, 2017

Chestnut Hill College welcomed Paul Offit, M.D., for the 24th Annual Spring Biomedical Distinguished Lecture Series on April 5.

May 3, 2017

There wasn’t an empty chair in the Redmond Room, as faculty and staff gathered to celebrate their colleagues who had achieved tenure or promotions and who had given 10 to 45 years of service, as well as to say one last goodbye to the three respected and distinguished individuals who were retiring

May 3, 2017

Chestnut Hill College is proud to celebrate its 90th Commencement on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at which time 270 students will receive their diplomas.

senior seminar
May 3, 2017

Once again, the end of the semester rolled around quickly and Senior Seminar was held on April 26 in the Rotunda and in several classrooms.

Chris Lowney
May 2, 2017

Chestnut Hill College is proud to celebrate its 90th Commencement on Saturday, May 13, at which time 270 students will receive their diplomas. Chris Lowney will be the commencement speaker. 

CACC Champions
April 25, 2017

Following a successful regular season, the men's tennis team did something no other team has done before them, as they captured Chestnut Hill College's first-ever CACC championship.

Snapchat filter examples
April 7, 2017

Chestnut Hill College has partnered with Snapchat to create geofilters for the College. There are two filters to choose from, both which can be accessed from anywhere on campus. 

griffins in the news logo
April 7, 2017

Griffins continue to make news! Read some recent articles here.

scholarship gala 2016
April 7, 2017

The Perfect Way to Give Back

Tickets are on sale now for the Eighth Annual Scholarship Gala on May 6.

Tomas and Neal
April 7, 2017

Tomás Greer ’16 found his way to the world of video documentaries quite by accident. With 45 college credits earned through his high school in New York City, Greer needed a core course, and video production was available. So he signed up.

April 7, 2017

The hit musical “Godspell” opened off Broadway in 1971 and was turned into a film two years later. Based on parables taken mostly from the Gospel of Matthew, the show, full of inspiring, fun music and colorful characters, turned into a long-running success. 

April 7, 2017

Neumann University provided a quaint and inspiring setting for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education’s 2017 Honors Conference on March 25. 

commuter breakfast
April 7, 2017

Sometimes being a commuter student can be challenging. The commuter assistant program makes it a little bit easier.

baby elephants in Africa
April 7, 2017

Just a few days after Commencement, six CHC students, including two newly minted graduates, will travel to Kenya for the trip of a lifetime.

RVCC agreement
April 7, 2017

CHC has signed an agreement with Raritan Valley Community College in N.J., allowing students to easily transfer from the two-year school after earning their associate’s degree.

earth day
April 7, 2017

Although Earth Day was first recognized and celebrated on April 22, 1970, the values it represents have been part of the fabric of Chestnut Hill College since its founding and an integral part of its mission.

Paul Offit, M.D.
March 27, 2017

Paul A. Offit, M.D., will present “How to Communicate Science to the Public—or Die Trying.”

men's tennis
March 1, 2017

Did you know that the Chestnut Hill College Men’s Tennis team is the pre-season favorite in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference?

griffins in the news logo
March 1, 2017

Alumni, faculty, staff and students continue to make news and local news outlets continue to take notice. Griffins in the News lists some of the noteworthy mentions in the past weeks.

March 1, 2017

When it comes to life on campus, Chestnut Hill College student-athletes are always ready to be leaders and step up to the plate in order to help create a positive impact and college experience for all of their peers.

March 1, 2017

Ever since she was a young girl, Sarah Jo Tucker, a first-year student majoring in digital forensics, has loved to make jewelry. Starting out by stringing plastic and wooden beads, she would show up at gatherings of her large, extended family intent on selling her creations to her aunts, uncles and cousins.

golden griffins
March 1, 2017

Read on for all the fun and exciting things happening for alums at CHC! 

young science students
March 1, 2017

It was a busy month at Chestnut Hill College full of great lectures, student activities and more. Make sure to read all about it in News & Notes!

black history month celebration
March 1, 2017

“I believe Black History Month is very important and is one of the many ways that we show appreciation for those who paved the way before us,” said Tomas Greer ’15, in a segment in The Griffin, student newspaper.

women's history month
March 1, 2017

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation declaring the week of March 8th as National Women's History Week. It was the precursor to Women's History Month, which was created in 1987.

IRS lecture
February 28, 2017

Is there a contradiction between what we learn from science and what we learn from theology? How can scientific discoveries enlighten religious beliefs? These are some of the questions asked and discussed by the Institute for Religion and Science (IRS) hosted at Chestnut Hill College.

Senator Art Haywood, Sister Carol Jean Vale, CHC president, and Martin Luther King High School Principal, Keisha Wilkins, confer Saturday afternoon.
February 23, 2017

When Sister Carol wanted to engage with Philadelphia students, she contacted State Senator Art Haywood who then reached out to Keisha Wilkins, principal of Martin Luther King High School. They were on board immediately.

Students join Women's March on Philadelphia
February 14, 2017

A small group of CHC students and faculty joined the Women’s March on Philadelphia on January 21. Sponsored by the History Club and the Women’s Studies minor the students were led by Lorraine Coons, Ph.D., professor of history and chair of the History and Political Science Department. 

Wayne Jacoby, president of Global Education Motivators, Inc., left, and Temur Tordinava, director of the Tbilisi Kindergarten Management Agency, shake hands confirming their agreement.
February 6, 2017

Representatives from the Tbilisi Kindergarten Management Agency and members of the Tbilisi City Council from the Republic of Georgia visited CHC in November to attend a professional development training program in early childhood education.

book transfer
February 2, 2017

Did you know that 55 years ago this week CHC's library was moved to its current location — one armful of books at a time?

global unity march
February 2, 2017

In Solidarity with the Dear Neighbor
Proudly displaying signs and wearing buttons reading simply, "You Are Loved," in several different languages, close to 100 students, faculty and staff marched down Germantown Avenue February 2.

EU minor
February 1, 2017

A new interdisciplinary minor in European Union and European Studies was recently approved by the College’s Curriculum Committee.

Bindu Methikalam
February 1, 2017

Bindu Methikalam, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, has been selected to participate in the American Psychological Association’s Division 39 Multicultural Concerns Committee Scholars Program.

Networking Night flier
February 1, 2017

Share your career experiences with current students during Student & Alumni Networking Night – Backpack to Briefcase – on February 28.

Heather Dennis
February 1, 2017

Giving the Gift of Music — and More
Many of us say we want to “give back” to make our community a better place and to help others in various ways. Heather Dennis '07 SCPS has found a way to reach that goal.

women's basketball military appreciation night
February 1, 2017

On the morning of December 7, members of the Chestnut Hill College Women’s Basketball team served breakfast to military veterans and later hosted the College’s first Military Appreciation Night in Sorgenti Arena. 

Steinway Concert
February 1, 2017

Witness beautiful music being made at CHC’s 2017 Steinway Artist Concert featuring Karen Walwyn, D.M.A., on Sunday, February 26, at 3 p.m. in the East Parlor.

Maurice Hall
February 1, 2017

Chestnut Hill College welcomed colleagues from institutions within the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) to this year’s Diversity and Inclusion Workshop at SugarLoaf January 28.

organizational leadership logo
February 1, 2017

Chestnut Hill College has added two majors effective this semester in the School of Continuing & Professional Studies and one that will be available in the fall 2017 semester in the School of Undergraduate Studies.

Fireworks on New Year's Eve
January 3, 2017

We have chosen the top stories of the past six months to ring in the new year, and we hope you enjoy reading them again.

CHC's website home page
December 20, 2016

Chestnut Hill College unveiled a new home page over winter break designed to appeal to a range of visitors while improving its message to the primary and largest audience--prospective students and their families. 

December 16, 2016

The temperature is dropping and forecasts call for snow. Time to get shovels ready! 

Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D., President of Chestnut Hill College
December 16, 2016

Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D., will remain at the helm for another five-year term, having been reappointed as President of Chestnut Hill College by the Board of Directors on December 12.

The class of 1966 was inducted as the newest Golden Griffins during Reunion Weekend 2016.
December 16, 2016

The Alumni Relations Office is an extremely busy place all year 'round. We take you back for a look at what's been happening in the last few months.

Clement Hall classroom
December 16, 2016

For years, renovating the classrooms in Clement Hall has been on the College's capital improvement wish list. With the grant received from the Connelly Foundation last month, that wish can finally begin to come true.

Griffins in the News logo
December 14, 2016

Alumni, faculty, staff and students continue to make news and local news outlets continue to take notice. Griffins in the News lists some of these noteworthy mentions.

The Griffins home opener game against Princeton in September 2015.
December 14, 2016

When Mike Pearson, head sprint football coach, first got the job in November 2014, he had a two-year plan in mind to build the program from scratch.

Deborah Breidinger Vicario ’73 visits St. Joseph Hall in August with her daughter, Terra and grandson, Jake.
December 14, 2016

Sharing the Wonders of CHC
On a warm, late August afternoon, Deborah Breidinger Vicario ’73 gave in to her grandson’s requests to visit Chestnut Hill College and drove to the campus from her home in North Plainfield, N.J., with her daughter, Terra, and seven-year-old Jake.

Aaron Abdullah carries the American flag at CHC’s Commencement in May 2016. He earned his B.S. through SCPS and also earned his M.Ed. at CHC. Abdullah also is a military veteran.
December 14, 2016

CHC's School of Continuing & Professional Studies celebrates 20 years of educating adult learners.

Sister Carol and Owen Frenia
December 14, 2016

Inspiring Youngster Throws out Ceremonial Pitch at 3rd Annual CHC Night at the Phillies
Sister Carol gives Owen Frenia a chance on the mound.

Fall Convocation 2016
December 14, 2016

In 2020, Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics, NASA will launch a mission to Mars and Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

Election 2016 button
December 14, 2016

History may one day remember the election of President Donald J. Trump as a manifestation of the inevitable.
Guest editorial by Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science

Qianna Snooks
December 14, 2016

Stephen Berk, Ph.D., ABPN, was a full-time faculty member in the Psy.D. program who was often considered a role model on how to balance a stellar career with being a dedicated father, husband and friend. After his death in 2012, The Stephen N. Berk Memorial Award was created to honor his life’s work.

high school group
December 14, 2016

Audience members were in for a treat on opening night of the 5th annual Harry Potter Academic Conference — the first time the conference has dedicated a day specifically for high schoolers. 

Sister Carol Jean Vale
December 14, 2016

The Board of Directors of Chestnut Hill College reappointed Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., as President of the College for a sixth and final term of a maximum of five years, effective July 1. 

massey senior seminar
December 8, 2016

College is the culmination of four years of hard work, long study hours and students finding and pursuing a passion to one day turn into a career.

student life symposium
December 8, 2016

The Student Life Department recently hosted its second Student Life Symposium. The event is designed to provide time for personal and professional enrichment while encouraging dialogue between campuses.

Men's Basketball team
December 8, 2016

Did you know that CHC’s men’s basketball team recently beat a Division I opponent for the first time in program history? 

Griffins in the News logo
December 8, 2016

Alumni, faculty, staff and students continue to make news and local news outlets continue to take notice. Griffins in the News lists some of the noteworthy mentions in the past weeks.

Alumni at Holiday Cheer
December 8, 2016

The holiday season is upon us, filled with joy and … alumni events!

NCAA retreat
December 8, 2016

When Mike West, head women’s basketball coach, returned from the NCAA Identity Workshop last summer, he brought back the opportunity for Chestnut Hill to participate in the NCAA D-II Campus Retreat Program.

Seth Jacobson '07
December 8, 2016

Seth Jacobson ’07 has been selected for the William Penn Fellowship, a two-year fellowship in Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s office beginning in August 2017. 

keep calm and carry on
December 8, 2016

No matter what holiday you celebrate, every year the holiday season brings stress along with the joy. How do you make the holidays a cheerful time in spite of the tasks we face and the stressors we often feel now?

Heart of the City class outside Pat Toomey's office
December 8, 2016

For the second consecutive year, Marie Conn, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, and Ryan Murphy, director of service-learning, co-taught the course called Heart of the City this fall. 

Pam King, cybersecurity conference
December 8, 2016

Philadelphia is one of the largest cities in America and home to close to 50 colleges and universities, and none of them have an undergraduate cybersecurity degree program. That is, until now. 

Teach in participants
December 8, 2016

The country’s largest Catholic social justice conference was held in mid-November, bringing nearly 2,000 high school and college students together to learn, reflect, pray, network and advocate in the context of the Catholic faith tradition.

Sister Rita Michael Scully
December 7, 2016

For more than four years, Rita Michael Scully, SSJ, M.A., associate professor of English, has traveled the streets of center city Philadelphia, delivering socks to the homeless. Twice a month on Saturdays, she makes her way up and down Market Street always ending her journey at Old St. Joseph’s Church on Willings Alley for Mass.

Eva Kor
December 7, 2016

Marie Conn, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, has made several trips abroad with Eva Mozes Kor, who, with her late twin sister, Miriam, were part of the infamous WW II experiments conducted on twins at Auschwitz by Dr. Josef Mengele.

Election 2016 button
December 7, 2016

History may one day remember the election of President Donald J. Trump as a manifestation of the inevitable. - Guest editorial by Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science

Qianna Snooks
December 7, 2016

Stephen Berk, Ph.D., ABPN, was a full-time faculty member in the Psy.D. program who was often considered a role model on how to balance a stellar career with being a dedicated father, husband and friend. After his death in 2012, The Stephen N. Berk Memorial Award was created to honor his life’s work.

December 1, 2016

CHC's men’s basketball team recently beat a Division I opponent for the first time in program history. The Division II Griffins defeated Coppin State (Baltimore, Md.), 76-73, on November 28 

December 1, 2016

CHC's men’s basketball team recently beat a Division I opponent for the first time in program history. The Division II Griffins defeated Coppin State (Baltimore, Md.), 76-73, on November 28 — a school that has made four appearances in the NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament.

December 1, 2016

CHC's men’s basketball team recently beat a Division I opponent for the first time in program history. The Division II Griffins defeated Coppin State (Baltimore, Md.), 76-73, on November 28 — a school that has made four appearances in the NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament.

Artz Philadelphia
November 11, 2016

Now through November 18, ARTZ Philadelphia presents an exhibition of artwork created by their participants in CHC’s Dwight V. Dowley Gallery on the fifth floor of St. Joseph Hall. The exhibit is free and open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

November 11, 2016

Did you know that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) selected CHC as a host of the 2016 Division II Campus Retreat Program?

griffins in the news
November 11, 2016

Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, was quoted in a story in The New York Times about the potential for voter fraud in Philadelphia.<

Honey Badgers celebrate their win
November 11, 2016

When it comes to the annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup, only one sport reigns supreme at Chestnut Hill College. It just so happens, that sport is played on broomsticks.

CHC thanksgiving
November 11, 2016

Families of resident students should check their calendars and plan ahead. Finals are nearly upon your students and there's nothing like getting a delicious care package to ease the studying and test-taking.

November 11, 2016

When Garfield Jackson ’04 SCPS, chose to return to school in his late 50s, he did so because of his two sons. Four years later, Garfield’s experience led his wife of 47 years, Doris Jackson ’08 SCPS, to choose the School of Continuing & Professional Studies as well.

reunion awards
November 11, 2016

It is time, once again, to nominate an alum for one of two awards bestowed annually by the Alumni Association. Please give this some thought and submit nominations for the following two awards:

Lily's Loop
November 10, 2016

The 8th Annual Lily’s Loop Walk attracted the largest group of walkers in its history on a perfect October day. More than 100 participants helped raise $975 to benefit the Lily’s Hope Foundation, which supports premature babies and their families with unexpected expenses due to the baby’s early arrival.

President's Brunch
November 10, 2016

With Gratitude —

Streaming sunlight and unseasonably warm weather welcomed more than 100 guests to the 2016 President’s Circle Brunch held at the Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf on October 30.

peer education
November 10, 2016

In 2012, the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) conducted a study on what has become a prevalent topic in sports at all levels: concussion. In 2016, Chestnut Hill College, thanks to the Mind Matters Challenge, took a huge step in advacing this topic forward even further.

high school group
November 10, 2016

Audience members were in for a treat on opening night of the 5th annual Harry Potter Academic Conference — the first time the conference has dedicated a day specifically for high schoolers. 

students in the classroom
November 10, 2016

Chestnut Hill College has just announced the addition of an interdisciplinary minor in European Union and European Studies to its academic roster. 

biomedical lecture
November 10, 2016

The 23rd Annual Fall Biomedical Distinguished Lecture Series featured husband and wife neonatologists who spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of students, faculty, staff and members of the larger community.

Clement Hall classroom
November 10, 2016

For years, renovating the classrooms in Clement Hall has been on the College’s capital improvement wish list. With the grant received from the Connelly Foundation last month, that wish can finally begin to come true.

David Contosta votes in a mock primary election
October 25, 2016

Election Day, November 8th, is only two weeks away and across the Chestnut Hill College campus, faculty in the History and Political Science Department have been helping to prepare and educate students, faculty and staff before the big day.

October 21, 2016

My PHL 17 was in town this morning to interview CHC Quidditch players before they take the pitch on Saturday and talk all things Harry Potter weekend. View the clip here.

PHL interview
October 7, 2016

Did you know that Emily Schademan, director of student activities, and Patrick McCauley, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies, were interviewed by MyPHL 17 about their respective roles in the upcoming Harry Potter weekend? 

griffins in the news
October 7, 2016

Alumni, faculty, staff and students continue to make news and local news outlets continue to take notice. Griffins in the News lists some of the noteworthy mentions in the past weeks.

move in day
October 7, 2016

Plan Ahead
Residence halls close for the various breaks during the fall semester. Please make your travel arrangements now in accordance with these dates and times. Specific details regarding each break will be distributed with procedures for proper check-out.

alumni conference
October 7, 2016

This year’s Fall Conference was a great success. More than 40 alumni gathered on a beautiful early fall day at SugarLoaf. 

Pa votes
October 7, 2016

If You Want to Vote in November, Make Sure You Register in October!
The race is heating up as across the country, everyone is gearing up for the 2016 presidential election. While we are still just about a month away from hitting the polls, it’s important to know that if you want to vote on November 8th, you have to be registered by October 11th to meet the PA voter registration deadline.

sprint football
October 7, 2016

Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of the Chestnut Hill College community as they came out in large numbers to support the sprint football team in their home opening win over the Cornell Bears, 29-24.

Deborah Breidinger Vicario ’73 visits St. Joseph Hall in August with her daughter, Terra and grandson, Jake.
October 6, 2016

Sharing the Wonders of CHC
On a warm, late August afternoon, Deborah Breidinger Vicario ’73 gave in to her grandson’s requests to visit Chestnut Hill College and drove to the campus from her home in North Plainfield, N.J., with her daughter, Terra, and seven-year-old Jake.

garden club
October 6, 2016

Two years ago, when Keely McCarthy, Ph.D., associate professor of English and coordinator of the writing program, began teaching both first-year writing and advanced writing courses on food and food-related issues, she never imagined the students would become so interested in what they were learning and the volunteer work they were doing, that they would ask the question, “Why can’t we start a garden on campus?”

This year’s crop of LENS participants.
October 6, 2016

As the LENS program begins its fifth year, its student participants’ commitment to service and mission is stronger than ever.

Students line up to get their passports stamped following an event in Sorgenti Arena
October 6, 2016

Getting a passport allows one to travel the world, experience new cultures and try new things. And while Chestnut Hill College’s version of a passport doesn’t take you outside of the country or even the city for that matter, it shares the goal of getting students outside of their comfort zone.

Lily's Loop
October 6, 2016

The 8th Annual Walk for Lily’s Hope Foundation will take place on the College campus on Wednesday, October 12, at 2 p.m., beginning at the Piazza. Join members of the Council for Exceptional Children of Chestnut Hill College in a passport event that always offers fun and fellowship while raising money for this important cause.

Students learn about the importance of philanthropy at a Wednesday "Fun at One” in March.
October 6, 2016

Getting the Scoop on Giving 
Giving of your time and money to help make life better for others is one definition of philanthropy. There are others along the same lines, and they all include the concept of “giving.”

Scholarship award recipients pose at last year's conference.
October 6, 2016

Now in its fifth year, the Harry Potter Academic Conference hosted by Chestnut Hill College, has grown from nine presenters in 2012 to 38 in 2015, and from three hours to two days. This year’s conference will be held October 20-21. Its theme is “Tolerance.”

Dr. Mary Lenore Keszler
September 20, 2016

CHC’s 23rd Annual Fall Biomedical Distinguished Lecture Series will be presented by the Biology Department on Wednesday, October 5, at 2 p.m. in the East Parlor.

September 10, 2016

From TV stations in Arizona to news outlets in Peru to top online sites such as E! Online, everyone is taking notice of the Harry Potter Weekend.

Harry Potter screen shot
September 7, 2016

Did you know that news of CHC’s Harry Potter Weekend went viral just before Labor Day Weekend, with online sites around the world picking up the story?

Joan Chittister, OSB
September 7, 2016

Joan Chittister, OSB, an outspoken advocate of justice, peace and equality will give a presentation, hold a Q & A session and sign her books on Sunday, September 25.

Sister Carol and Owen Frenia
September 7, 2016

Inspiring Youngster Throws out Ceremonial Pitch at 3rd Annual CHC Night at the Phillies
Sister Carol gives Owen Frenia a chance on the mound.

Social Just Us food collection
September 7, 2016

In Service for Social Justice
The Social Just-US Club, launched in the spring of 2013, provides an opportunity for criminal justice students to pursue discipline-specific activities highlighting the social justice perspective.

d2 ADA logo
September 7, 2016

D2 ADA Awards Latest Example of CHC’s Commitment to Student-Athletes
Chestnut Hill College has acknowledged 56 individuals who have earned the Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award for the 2015-16 season.

Fall Conference 2014
September 7, 2016

Annual Alumni Fall Conference Returns
After taking a break in 2015, the Annual Alumni Fall Conference has returned and will be held Saturday, September 17.

Abby Palko, Ph.D. '96
September 7, 2016

Commitment to Women’s Issues Began at CHC
Abigail Palko, Ph.D., ’96

Abigail Palko, Ph.D., ’96 recently was named Director of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at the University of Virginia.

Griffins in the News logo
September 7, 2016

Read on to see where to find CHC in the news in the past weeks:

September 7, 2016

Did you know that news of CHC’s Harry Potter Weekend went viral just before Labor Day Weekend, with online sites around the world picking up the story? Read more here.

The Griffins home opener game against Princeton in September 2015.
September 7, 2016

When Mike Pearson, head sprint football coach, first got the job in November 2014, he had a two-year plan in mind to build the program from scratch.

Fall Convocation 2016
September 7, 2016

In 2020, Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics, NASA will launch a mission to Mars and Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

Aaron Abdullah carries the American flag at CHC’s Commencement in May 2016. He earned his B.S. through SCPS and also earned his M.Ed. at CHC. Abdullah also is a military veteran.
September 4, 2016

SCPS Celebrates 20 Years of Educating Adult Learners at CHC

Christ scholarship
September 4, 2016

Carole Christ ’06 SCPS was not ready for college after graduating from high school, so she worked in accounting for many years until realizing that not having a degree was holding her back professionally.

The GAC ran a photo booth at Relay for Life.
August 30, 2016

The goal has gotten bigger every year for Chestnut Hill College’s Griffins Against Cancer (GAC) organization. In 2014, its first year, the club participated in Villanova’s Relay for Life. By the second year, the club became an official chapter of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) “Colleges Against Cancer” and co-sponsored the Relay for Life at Arcadia University, helping to raise more than $2,200 for the ACS.

Layla Cruz Spartan Race
August 30, 2016

For Layla Cruz ’17, a former competitive volleyball player in high school, giving all she had meant finding the strength and courage to withdraw from one of the toughest obstacle course races ever envisioned, the Spartan Race, after seven of the more than 26 miles were completed, due to a quadriceps injury.

A typical Montessori classroom consists of five learning areas including practical life, which is depicted above
August 30, 2016

Seeing the need for an integrative elementary education program, Sister Mary Xavier enlisted the help of Sister Mary Harold, a CHC graduate with a master’s degree in Montessori Elementary Education from Xavier University. Thanks to her commitment, CHC became one of just six U.S. colleges or universities to support a Montessori education curriculum at the undergraduate level.

St Joe's Hall
August 10, 2016

Welcome students to another exciting academic year at CHC!


Please note some upcoming dates of which you should be aware:

New Student Move-In Day:  Friday, August 19

Returning Student Move-In Day:  Sunday, August 21


Griffins in the News logo
August 5, 2016

Neal Dhand, M.F.A., assistant professor of communications, was featured by the Chestnut Hill Local  for his feature film, “Crooked & Narrow,” which won the award for Best Editing at the Brooklyn Film Festival.

sprint football
August 5, 2016

Did you know that Chestnut Hill College is preparing to take on the U.S. Naval Academy in a scrimmage prior to the start of the 2016 sprint football season?

Griffin Days
August 5, 2016

Every year, before incoming students are welcomed to campus for their move-in and orientation, Chestnut Hill College hosts them and their families at Griffin Days, where they get a taste of the CHC community.

August 4, 2016

Third Annual CHC Night at the Phillies!
Join us for the Third Annual Chestnut Hill College Night at Citizens Bank Park on August 20.

Brian Haughton '05 SCPS
August 4, 2016

Brian Haughton ’05 SCPS comes from a long line of men who have been of service to others — both grandfathers, his father and uncle all were Philadelphia police officers. So it’s not surprising that he found his way to a career serving the public.

Sister Carol and Kathleen
August 4, 2016

Often when one returns to their alma mater, they do so with a sense of pride and a desire to help other students experience the same level of education they did. This was how Kathleen Rex Anderson, Ed.D.

Continuing her incredible work in the community, Wasserman was recently awarded a technical assistance grant for board development from the Foundations Community Partnership in Bucks County.
August 4, 2016

As part of her senior seminar project, Fran Wasserman ’11 SCPS turned her passion for service and desire for helping underserved moms and their babies into The Baby Bureau, a non-profit with a heartwarming goal.

The Center's leadership team presents the Mind Matters Challenge award to Sister Carol in April. From left: Lynn Ortale, Ph.D., Meredith Kneavel, Ph.D., Bill Ernst, Psy.D., Lynn Tubman, M.Ed., and Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D.
July 14, 2016

CHC has announced the formation of the Center for Concussion Education of Chestnut Hill College, whose purpose is to create a nationally recognized interdisciplinary center for concussion education, research and policy.

CHC staff and faculty receive awards for length of service to the College.
July 11, 2016

Staff and faculty filled the Redmond Room to say a bittersweet farewell to four of their retiring colleagues. As Sister Carol said in her opening remarks, “Endings are seldom easy, but each step leads to new wonders.”

July 8, 2016

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.

Sharon Katz
July 8, 2016

The Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation (IFR), the history club and history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, and the Black Student Union (BSU) set out to engage and educate the College community on issues facing the African-American population today and in the past in honor of Black History Month.

business networking event
July 8, 2016

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
July 8, 2016

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.

Group of students
June 30, 2016

Just before the beginning of the fall semester, a group of first-year and transfer students moved onto campus a week early. They're not here to get a jump on classwork, rather they're part of the Leadership, Engagement and Service (LENS) program.

Class of 2016
June 28, 2016

The credits on the Class of 2016 began to roll on Saturday, May 14 as the students walked their symbolic red carpet toward the next chapter of their lives.

Joey Galantuomo '17 and Sister Meg share a hug upon the presentation of the journals.
June 28, 2016

Students received a unique opportunity when they interviewed sisters living at St. Joseph’s Villa as part of last fall’s Death and Dying class taught by Marie Conn, Ph.D., professor of religious studies and fellow of thanatology, assisted by Shane McCarthy, service learning assistant in career development.

CHC and Temple students pose together following the debate.
June 28, 2016

A group of CHC students from the political science department traveled to the mayor’s reception room in City Hall for an informative and substantive debate with students from Temple University.

From L to R: Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D, president of the College, Kathleen Shea Pie, and Margo Mongil-Kwoka, alumni association board president,
June 16, 2016

This year's recipients were Kathleen Shea Pie '87, '92 SGS, of the Eleanore Dolan Egan '28 Award and Ritamarie Moscola, M.D.., M.P.H. '78, of the Distinguished Achievement Award.

June 14, 2016

Participants will have the chance to propose solutions to global issues before presenting their findings in front of members of the United Nations.

Ana Marjanovic Shane
June 7, 2016

Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Ph.D., associate professor of education, has received a 2016-17 Fulbright Scholar grant and will spend four months in Serbia, teaching at the University of Belgrade.

8th grade admissions
May 10, 2016

For the first time, Chestnut Hill College hosted close to 200 students from five area elementary schools as part of a uniquely tailored eighth grade admissions event.

May 10, 2016

CHC hosted the SEPCHE Honors Conference in April for the third time, bringing together some of the best and brightest young minds from the group’s member institutions.

Commencement 2015
May 3, 2016

CHC will celebrate its 89th Commencement on Saturday, May 14, when nearly 400 students will receive their diplomas.

CHC Challenge
May 2, 2016

Attention alumni! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take part in a new and innovative way of giving known as the CHC Challenge. 

Dexter Harris
April 19, 2016

Most 21-year-olds don’t expect to be told they can no longer pursue their lifelong passion, but that is what happened to Dexter Harris ’16, who was diagnosed with a blood-clotting disorder two years ago. He was told he could never play basketball again.

mock election
April 19, 2016

To educate and encourage students to vote in April's PA primary, the Students’ Political Science Association (SPSA) hosted an Election Palooza, complete with mock elections, polls regarding the campaign issues, information on each of the candidates and more,

student success
April 18, 2016

Every student is different, of course, but it’s likely most can use a little help once in a while as they navigate through their college experience. The Office of Student Success helps students do just that through individual attention and support.

Legacy of Service
April 12, 2016

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.

video conference
April 12, 2016

Students from Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will join CHC students for a three-part videoconference moderated by representatives from  United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and Wayne Jacoby, co-founder of Global Education Motivators (GEM), an educational non-governmental organization located at CHC.

Ally and Sr. Carol
April 12, 2016

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.

April 12, 2016

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.

April 1, 2016

Chestnut Hill College is proud to host the 18th Annual SEPCHE Honors Conference on Saturday, April 2. The Honors Conference is an academic symposium that showcases honors students as they present their research scholarship, performance and concluding work to peers across all eight member institutions. 

Sharon Katz and her Peace Train band members introduce themselves to the audience before their set.
March 23, 2016

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.”

Students, faculty and staff took part in a plank challenge where the goal was to perform the exercise for as long as possible.
March 23, 2016

Griffins of legend are powerful and strong. How could it be otherwise for a creature that blends the head and wings of an eagle with the body, back legs and tail of a lion? CHC Griffins are also powerful and strong, and several departments in the College are determined to ensure they stay that way.

March 23, 2016

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.

Harald zur Hausen
March 10, 2016

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.

March 10, 2016

As a result of a successful inaugural season, seven student athletes, sophomore Domoree Hill, and freshmen, Raevon Floyd-Bennett, Brian Layden, Jon Baldwin, Kevin Meredith, Kevin Clancy and Dasantae Callis, were given all-CSFL distinction as honorable mentions on the conference-wide team.

Leeann Burke '16, left, poses with fellow intern, Emma, on top of the Hays Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C.
March 10, 2016

Leeann Burke ’16, a business administration and management major, understands the importance of an internship — not only for fellow business administration students, but for all majors.

St. Joseph Hall
March 8, 2016

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?  

Kait Ryan
March 3, 2016

Three years ago, in an effort to enhance the academic experience and social growth of students, Chestnut Hill College began a program called Themed Living Communities (TLC).

Fitness Center
March 3, 2016

With the addition of two new athletic programs earlier this year, Chestnut Hill College saw the need to increase the offerings in the Jack and Rosemary Murphy Gulati Complex Fitness and Recreation Center to better suit the needs of its athletes and the entire campus population.

Jack Gulati
March 3, 2016

Jack Gulati, presented the lecture “Balancing Business and Family to Achieve True Wealth and Happiness.”

Students looking at presentation in Rotunda
March 1, 2016

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.

March 1, 2016

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.

Painting of Fournier Hall
March 1, 2016

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!

SEPCHE conference
February 22, 2016

SEPCHE recently hosted their fourth annual Diversity Conference. This year’s theme was Valuing and Embracing Diversity: Exploring Interfaith Dialogue.

PsyD poster session
February 22, 2016

Recently, 19 doctoral students in their third year of the five-year Psy.D. program, presented their research in the form of a poster session that was open to all students, faculty and staff on the College campus.

Jan Walbert
February 22, 2016

After months of planning, Chestnut Hill College hosted its first annual Student Life Symposium at SugarLoaf in October. The conference theme, Collaborative Conversations, was designed to invite colleagues and student life professionals from the Philadelphia region to share concepts, ideas and strategies on how to make the most of their work with students.

culture club
February 8, 2016

At Chestnut Hill College, whether it be through changing the world, expressing yourself, or just having fun with classmates, clubs offer something for everyone.

Lawrence Little
February 8, 2016

In addition to several club sponsored events including open dialogues on race and relations, Chestnut Hill College’s History Club, the Black Student Union, and Phi Alpha Theta will commemorate Black History month by welcoming Lawrence Little, Ph.D., from Villanova University on Thursday, February 18, at 7 p.m. in the East Parlor.

Sister Mary Xavier Kirby
January 29, 2016

It is with heavy heart that the College announces the passing of its fourth president, Sister Mary Xavier Kirby.

Chris Allen
January 29, 2016

Growing up, Chris Allen ’13, an only child, had wanted just one thing: a brother. Now, after having professed his first vows as a member of the religious order of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales (OSFS), not only does Allen have one brother, he has hundreds across the United States and around the world.

Maci and mask
January 26, 2016

Maci Kociszewski ’16 has always loved to create. Majoring in Studio Art then seems like common sense and her minor in psychology is the perfect balance as she begins to look for graduate schools to pursue her goal of becoming an art therapist. 

Carl Herberger
January 26, 2016

For the first time, Chestnut Hill College, in conjunction with the Delaware Valley High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), hosted a professional networking event and conference on cyber forensics and security.

Nick Jaffe
January 13, 2016

Julian Fernandez ’11, new head men’s soccer coach and four-year star of the team when he was a student, did something he had never accomplished as a player — he took the team to the program’s first-ever playoff victory and all the way through to the conference championship.

January 6, 2016

Over 130 sixth-grade girls were on campus to take part in the PAGES (Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying Science) mini conference, which was founded by a former faculty member and has been held at the College since 2000.

UNAI conference
January 6, 2016

Students at Effat University in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, and students from CHC, prepared presentations on topics ranging from fashion to civic engagement, sharing their knowledge with audiences nearly 7,000 miles apart.

Shatha Salemn '16 poses with her poster
December 18, 2015

Four years of hard work, education and learned experience in a particular field culminates in the opportunity for a senior to share his or her final assignment with the entire College community. Recently 93 seniors did just that, presenting posters in the Rotunda or oral presentations in the East Parlor. 

Tomas Greer '16 faces an opponent during a match
December 18, 2015

Following a first-place finish at the U.S. National Karate Federation (USA-NKF) National Championships and USA Team Trials in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tomas Greer ’16 advanced to the World Karate Federation (WTK) Pan American Championships in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where he earned the bronze medal.

biomedical lecture
December 15, 2015

On October 21, the East Parlor filled with students, faculty and staff who wanted to learn more about the topic of Precision Medicine in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). The lecture was part of the acclaimed Biomedical Lecture Series presented twice annually by the Biology Department.

Logue Library
November 24, 2015

To bring Logue Library into the present and sustain it into the future, renovations are planned to create dedicated learning centers, areas for more electronic equipment and more.

fair trade event
November 18, 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, Chestnut Hill College will be hosting its annual sustainability conference, and for the first time, will be doing so in conjunction with the fair trade event happening on the same day.

Mike Pearson addresses team
November 16, 2015

The inaugural sprint football season may be over but the excitement and uncommon excellence it brought to the College is still very much felt among the students, the athletes and everyone else on campus.

Maria Tatar
November 16, 2015

Nearly 500 registered for the 2015 Harry Potter Conference, an annual, interdisciplinary, academic conference. Forty speakers presented papers or gave lectures.

students from 2015 Lily's Loop
October 28, 2015

Seventh annual Lily's Loop event was once again a huge success, raising over $1,200 for families in need.

Fr. Mulligan blesses portraits of St. Pope John XXIII and Pope Francis
October 28, 2015

The College community gathered in mid-September for CHC’s annual Opening Liturgy and celebrated the theme, “Love is Our Mission.”

October 11, 2015

Chestnut Hill College will host its Fourth Annual Harry Potter Conference on October 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

October 11, 2015

Dr. Hunger will deliver the lecture “Precision Medicine in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia” on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. 

cacc bowl
October 10, 2015

Against their CSFL and CACC rival, Post University, Chestnut Hill College orchestrated a stunning come from behind victory in their road-debut.

October 9, 2015

Returning for the sixth year, CHC will host the Brotherly Love Quidditch Tournament, doing so as defending champions.

Pope Francis' Visit Generates Excitement, Goodwill
October 9, 2015

CHC celebrated the events of the historical papal visit with many events on campus. Additionally, many in the community were fortunate to attend the events in the city, and have happily shared their unique stories.

Alumni Spotlight: Nicholas Williams' Internships Led to Success in the Sciences
October 8, 2015

Nicholas Williams ’13 understood the importance of having an internship as a chemistry major. Now, as a student at the University of Chicago, Williams is thankful for his internship opportunities, as they are helping him succeed in the sciences.

Chestnut Hill Celebrates Constitution Day
October 7, 2015

In observance of Constitution Day (Sept. 17), the Students’ Political Science Association (SPSA) sponsored several activities, allowing students, faculty and staff to get a firsthand look at the U.S. Constitution.

Gibson Headshot
September 30, 2015

CHC's Colleen Gibson, SSJ, and assistant director of campus ministry, was featured in a NY Times article entitled, "The Comeback of the American Nun," about a recent surge of young women, under 30, being drawn to religious life. 

September 22, 2015

History Making Productions, the Philadelphia-based Emmy award-winning documentary film production company behind Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, will air its newest documentary, Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia, exclusively on WPVI-TV/6 ABC, Tuesday at 7 p.m. and this Sunday, Sept. 27, at midnight.

Love is our mission
September 22, 2015

In preparation for Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, Chestnut Hill College will be marking this historic and spiritual event through numerous celebrations. The College’s annual Mission & Legacy week will provide opportunities for the College community and the public to engage in the event.

September 21, 2015

Chestnut Hill College kicked off its sprint football season in front of a crowd over 600 strong, treating those in attendance to a home opening rout of Princeton University, 48-13. 

Rookies Rally Men's Soccer to Home Opener Victory
September 11, 2015

The greenest members of the Chestnut Hill College men's soccer team paved the way for a red-hot second half in the team's home opener opposite University of the District of Columbia (UDC) as it was the freshmen thay tallied all three goals en route to giving first-year head coach Julian Fernandez, his inaugural victory.

Headshot of Pope Francis
September 9, 2015

CHC to offer programs all week long in honor of Pope Francis and his message of mercy and justice for all people.

helmet chc logo
September 9, 2015

On Saturday, September 5th, on a day that could only be described as having that perfect football weather, the Chestnut Hill College Griffins traveled to Penn Park to take part in an organized practice/scrimmage with the University of Pennsylvania Quakers.

September 6, 2015

As part of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), Megan Welch ’15, and Nicole Carney ’15, along with education professor Marie Leahy, SSJ, took part in a true service-inspired trip with students from Marywood University, in support of the Bigwa Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania.

symposium banner
September 1, 2015

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, the College will host its first annual symposium, Collaborative Conversations, which will focus on promoting personal and professional enrichment in a collegial atmosphere as well as fostering dialogue among higher education professionals for sharing the best practices and innovative approaches to the challenges faced in today’s landscape of higher education.

2nd Annual 'CHC Night at the Phillies' a Huge Success
August 31, 2015

Chestnut Hill College celebrated its 2nd annual ‘Night at the Phillies’ event on August 29, as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the San Diego Padres 4-3.

Kyle DeRiemer '09 Turns Internship with Philadelphia Soul into Career in Sports Management
August 11, 2015

Kyle DeRiemer '09, combined his experience from the CHC communications department and an internship with the Philadelphia Soul into a career with the Arena Football League and currently, with the athletic department at the University of Arkansas

Artist with painting of college
August 11, 2015

Former Griffins of all ages were invited to join the Chestnut Hill College Alumni Association in painting ‘Alma Mater,’ an original created and taught by Danielle Rossi ’97, at the College’s first Alumni Day Out at Painting with a Twist (PWAT) in Skippack, Pa.

View of College
August 11, 2015

Only 225 colleges in 11 Northeastern states made The Princeton Review's "Best in the Northeast" list for 2016.

Psy.D. Program Earns Reaccreditation
August 11, 2015

In mid-May, the Department of Professional Psychology earned reaccreditation for its Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Baseball team
August 11, 2015

Building off of a strong foundation established by the program's only ever head coach, Bob Spratt, the baseball team capped off the 2015 season, the best in the program's eight year history, with a record in wins, their first ever ranking in the NCWBA Poll and their second trip to the CACC Championship in the past three years.

Concussion Education Program
August 11, 2015

A team of faculty and staff led by William Ernst, Psy.D., was selected as a winner in the NCAA's 'Mind Matters' Challenge

Articulation Agreement Signed by CHC and Fox Chase Cancer Center
August 11, 2015

The Biology Department at Chestnut Hill College has signed an articulation agreement for an Immersive Undergraduate Research Program with Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), according to Joe Kulkosky, Ph.D., professor and chair of the department.

Global Studies students
July 11, 2015

All students at CHC must take the Global Studies course as part of their general education requirement. Section topics include global warming, economic inequality, terrorism...

In auditorium for convocation
July 11, 2015

The Rotunda and Sorgenti Arena were transformed for one magical night in May as 340 friends of Chestnut Hill College celebrated its 90th anniversary as part of the annual Scholarship Gala. This year, 32 alumni also were honored as they were inducted into theLibris Society.  As Sister Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., president, made her welcoming remarks, she reminded the guests of the many decades of tradition and risk undertaken by the Sisters of Saint Joseph and all the faculty, staff, students, parents, and friends who have spent time on the College grounds.

July 11, 2015

May 9, the day of CHC’s 88th Commencement, dawned overcast and chilly. For a short time during the ceremony, heavy rain fell, leaving rivulets running around the feet of those in attendance.

sprint football
June 11, 2015

One year after announcing the addition of sprint football as the College's newest athletic offering, the team of coaches and players, alongside a supportive College community, has been preparing for its first-ever home football game, against Princeton University on September 19.

President and VP pledge allegiance
October 12, 2014

Faculty members processed solemnly into Sorgenti Arena on the afternoon of August 22, wearing full regalia, followed by first-year students in black commencement robes. After the day's hustle and bustle, the slower pace had a calming effect on everyone in the room.

Bags and furniture
October 1, 2014

Vehicles filled to overflowing. Students and parents navigating unfamiliar terrain--balancing boxes and bags. Chatter and laughter of dozens of new voices. The start of an exciting and promising new year!

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