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CHC In the News 2017

CHC In the News 2017

September 2017

The Chestnut Hill Local ran several stories from CHC during the past month:

  • A story about CHC’s new Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, William Cunningham, Ph.D.
  • A front page photo about Move-in Day on August 31.
  • A story about CHC’s Garden Club by Catie Hoops ’19, on August 31.
  • A photo and caption about CHC’s new board chair on August 3.

Suzanne del Gizzo, associate professor of English, appeared on BBC Radio 4 in a documentary about Earnest Hemingway’s opinions on Henry James. Her piece begins at about 22 minutes and goes to the end.

Jacqueline Reich, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, wrote about her experiences in Kenya last summer as part of a service trip sponsored by ASEC, the African Sisters Education Collaborative, in the August 2017 issue of ASEC News.

Harry Potter Weekend dates were announced in and, and online including CHC’s Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Marissa Maioran ’19, outfielder for the softball team, was mentioned in the North Jersey Record in an article about students from New Jersey high schools contributing on college athletic teams, specifically baseball and softball.

Chestnut Hill College was mentioned in an article about programs at Montgomery County Community College (one of CHC’s University Center partners) in the Sanatoga Post.

Liora Schneider, a Psy.D. student from Mexico, wrote an article with Claudia Garcia-Leeds, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology and co-coordinator of the master’s program in clinical and counseling psychology about working with Latino families in North Philly.

The article — Garcia-Leeds, C. B., & Schneider, L. (2017). Abordaje sistémico en familias latinas sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica en Estados Unidos. Propósitos y Representaciones5(2) — can be found on Google scholar. wrote about former CHC baseball player, Willie Concepcion, and his battle with kidney failure. included CHC in a round-up of local colleges and universities and how they welcome new students.


July 2017

The County Press of Newtown Square, Pa., and the Springtown Press each printed a story about Elisa Costantini, who received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from CHC at this year’s Commencement in May. included an in-depth look at the life of Joan Rochford ’52 who passed away in early June.

The Chestnut Hill Local printed a photo with caption of Christopher Dougherty, Ph.D., CHC’s new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty.

The South Jersey Times reported that Mark DiRugeris ’13 has been named new assistant basketball coach at Woodbury High School.

Colleen Gibson, SSJ, who recently her service as CHC’s Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, has published an essay in the current issue of Global Sisters Report.

Harry Potter Festival at CHC posted in

The Jewish Exponent recently printed a story about CHC alum, Jennifer Kugler.

Michael Terranova’s return to CHC as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach was reported in

Alum Philip Henry was mentioned in

Dublin City University in Ireland recently renamed its computer science building the Kathleen McNulty Building after Kay McNulty Mauchly Antonelli ’42. Read about it in the


June 2017

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


The Chestnut Hill Local reprinted a story from the Chestnut Hill College Magazine about Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad, a student in the Psy.D. Program.


The Chestnut Hill Local reported on one of the recipients of CHC’s Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, Elisa Costantini.


The Chestnut Hill Local covered the first CACC title won by Griffin men’s tennis team—the first championship title won by a CHC team in any sport.


The Chestnut Hill Local reported on a disappointing loss suffered by the women’s lacrosse team to Philadelphia University.


The Huffington Post reported that Ugandan native, Zack Sebuliba Ssebatindira, was recently hired by CHC as head men’s soccer coach.


David Contosta, Ph.D., professor of history, appeared on WAMC Radio in Albany, N.Y., to discuss his new book, “Cautionary Tales of US Involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam and Iraq.”


On May 25, the Chestnut Hill Local printed a photo and caption of four Psy.D. graduates celebrating after Commencement.

April 2017

The Chestnut Hill Local wrote about CHC’s unique summer Forensic Sciences Camp run by Joe Kulkosky, Ph.D., and students increasing interest in science.

Philadelphia Magazine printed an intriguing article titled “The Nuns of Philadelphia” in which the College is mentioned.

The Chestnut Hill Local reprinted an article from the Chestnut Hill College magazine’s fall 2016 issue about two SCPS alums.

Sister Colleen Gibson wrote about Easter in her article, “Seeking the Living,” in the April 21st edition of Global Sisters Report, Horizons.

Former CHC student, Lois Pope, actress and philanthropist, is featured in the Chestnut Hill Local.

Danielle McDermond ’15, works as the Education and Technology Specialist for Philadelphia City Councilman Brian O’Neill, was appointed to the city’s first Commission for Women and is helping publish the first year-end report on The State of Women and Girls in Philadelphia. has the story.

The Chestnut Hill Local ran the story about CHC's men's tennis team winning the College's first CACC title.


March 2017

Pat Hynes ’65, gives 50 years of service to humanity. The Chestnut Hill Local has the story.

Noel Hightower ’16 was highlighted by Lehigh University for his work as director for basketball operations.

Colleen Gibson, SSJ, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, reflected on sitting in the back pew of church in her article for the Global Sisters Report.

The Chestnut Hill Local highlighted CHC’s Forensic Sciences Summer Camp, led by Joe Kulkosky, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Biology.

The Hammonton Gazette acknowledged Alec Craig’s ’18 impressive start to the 2017 baseball season.

The Chestnut Hill Local recognized David Contosta, Ph.D., professor of history, for his most recent book “America’s Needless Wars: Cautionary Tales of U.S. Involvement in the Philippines, Vietnam and Iraq,” published by Prometheus Books.

Erin McMenamin ’15, directed St. Philip Neri School’s production of “Godspell.” The Colonial has the story.

Chestnut Hill College recently signed a transfer agreement with RVCC. The Patch has the story.

Lynn Ortale, Ph.D., vice president for student life, was quoted in an article about ways Philadelphia’s sweetened-beverage tax may impact fees at the College. The Philadelphia Inquirer has the story. 

An article and photo about CHC were published in the spring issue of “Update: The Newsletter of Catholic Colleges and Universities.” Read “Chestnut Hill College Inspires Students to Pursue College Dreams” on page 18.


February 2017

The Chestnut Hill Local printed four photos and captions during the last two weeks of February:

  • February 16 - CHC’s Global March for Unity and CHC’s hosting of MLK Community Day.
  • February 23 - Dr. Lawrence Little’s lecture and the Steinway Artist Concert featuring Karen Walwyn.

On February 16, the Chestnut Hill Local ran a feature story about CHC alum, Monica Vesci, who graduated with a degree in Fine Arts in 2004. Vesci designed a stylish clutch for women with diabetes in which they can organize and carry their supplies.

On February 18 and 19, CHC hosted a climate conference presented by the Citizens Climate Lobby. The Intelligencer had the story.

The Times News announced that Thespina Godshalk ’10, SGS, was named the new director of Teen Central.

Pia Troutman ’45, and her husband, Bill, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary recently. The Retrospect had the story.

The Springfield Sun announced that Norwood-Fontbonne Academy was recently awarded a grant from PAIS-BOA to address environmental stability and foster collaboration between NFA and neighboring institutions. NFA teamed up with Parents Association, Chestnut Hill College, Morris Arboretum and Boyer Sudduth.