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December 2016

The Chestnut Hill Local highlighted SCPS student, Tarik Mclain, for his perseverance in getting an education.

Jade Logan, Ph.D., ABPP, assistant professor of psychology, was quoted in a Newsworks article about political discussions during Thanksgiving dinner.

Mary Ann Domanska ’03 SGS, unveiled her debut novel, “Emic Rizzle, Tinkerer,” at a Meet the Author event in Mt. Airy. The Chestnut Hill Local has the story.

CBS Philly reported that the Chestnut Hill College men’s basketball team defeated Division I Coppin State. 

November 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.

Jacqueline Reich, Ph.D., associate professor of political science, was interviewed by Buzzfeed for a voter information video meant to educate and inform young voters and encourage them to get out and vote. See the video here.

Michael Majok Kuch ’08 one of the “lost boys” of Sudan was a guest on WHYY’s Radio Times and discussed the upcoming novel about his experiences written by Harriet Levin Millan. has the story about Joseph Long ’16 who was recently sworn in as a volunteer auxiliary police officer.

Barbara Lonnquist, Ph.D., chair of the English and communications department, spoke to about familiar women in literature who were featured in this year’s Fringe Festival.

The Chestnut Hill Local highlighted the “Seeing Hope in Color” art exhibit that ARTZ Philadelphia is hosting at the College from through November 18.

Colleen Gibson, SSJ, assistant director of campus ministry, wrote “Creating a True Worldwide Web of Solidarity and Action” in the Global Sisters Report.  

Harry Potter Festival Coverage

Business 2 Community

Chestnut Hill Local


Courier Post

The Daily Pennsylvanian


PHL 17


Ambler Gazette

Bucks County Courier Times

The Colonial

October 2016  and Reality TV World highlighted the Harry Potter Festival and Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup.

Ralph Tudisco ’91, came up with the concept for a dinner and opera. The Chestnut Hill Local has the story.

Jesse Balcer, associate athletic director and head men’s basketball coach, was interviewed by City of Basketball Love.

The Chestnut Hill Local promoted the Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation “Scarred by Struggle” lecture by Joan Chittister, OSB in their September 15th issue.  


September 2016

The Times Herald highlighted CHC in their “Your Business Minute” section.

Mary Helen Beirne, SSJ ’73 will host a lecture on the history of the Sisters of Saint Joseph on Sunday, September 18 at 2 p.m. Visit for more information.

Suzanne del Gizzo, Ph.D., associate professor of English and editor of the Hemingway Review, will participate in a panel discussion of nationally known Hemingway scholars at Misericordia University for their Ernest Hemmingway Exhibit. The Citizens Voice and Misericordia University have the story.

Graduate student Rosalind Lucien was featured in The Morning Call for being awarded fellowship support under the Minority Fellowship Program Services for Transition Age Youth Fellowship.

The following media picked up a story about the Harry Potter Festival:


August 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.

The Muslim Wellness Foundation hosted a two-day Black Muslim Psychology Conference at the College. The Philadelphia Tribune has the story.

The Chestnut Hill Local recognized Carol McCullough Fitzgerald and her husband, the Honorable James J. Fitzgerald, III, senior judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, for receiving Honorary Doctor of Laws degrees at the College’s 89th Commencement.

Kathleen Rex Anderson, Ed.D. ’66, interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, was honored for her contributions to the success of the School of Continuing & Professional Studies. The Bucks County Courier Times has the story.

Elizabeth Herrera ’15, ’16 SGS, was mentioned in the Retrospect for completing her master’s degree in clinical and counseling psychology.

The Daily Record reported on the success of Adrian Avena ’12 in fishing tournaments. 


July 2016

David Contosta, Ph.D., professor of history and Woodward family biographer, was quoted in an article about Violet Oakley and the Woodward family collection at the Woodmere Art Museum. The Chestnut Hill Local has the story.

The Chestnut Hill Local and wrote about Chestnut Hill College as the location for the Woodward family celebration gala dinner.  

The Senior Environmental Corps hosted a field session at CHC. 6ABC has the story.

The Times Tribune reported that Marywood University plans to use a $15.3 million grant to help provide Catholic Sisters in Africa with quality higher education. About three dozen African sisters take classes online at CHC.  

From June 19-27, participants in the Global Solutions Lab at CHC worked to design and develop solutions to end world poverty. The Chestnut Hill Local has the story.

The Colonial listed Chestnut Hill College’s Forensics Science Summer Camp in their special events section.

Giuseppe Galantuomo ’18, was mentioned in the campus notes section of the Reading Eagle for receiving the St. Catherine Medal for Student Achievement. 


June 2016

Yolanda Roman ’79, a member of the Gulfport, Fla., council, was highlighted in the Tampa Bay Times

The Reading Eagle mentioned Frank MacGregor’s commitment to attend CHC, where he will major in secondary education/chemistry and run for the cross country and track teams.

Genevieve Sparano ’81, will retire from Glenwood Avenue Elementary school after 25 years. Shore News Today has the story.

The Sunday Dispatch announced that The Wyoming Valley Woman’s Club awarded an educational scholarship to Hayley Norwillo, who will enter the honors program at CHC in the fall.

The Wyoming County Press Examiner interviewed Kailey Reposa, who will attend Chestnut Hill College to study history and play softball in the fall.

Chestnut Hill will host a five-day series of events to mark the contributions of the Woodward family to the town. David Contasta, Ph.D., professor of history, will present “Patrons of the Arts: The Woodwards and Violet Oakley.” The Chestnut Hill Local has the full schedule of events.

Fran Wasserman ’12, SCPS, was highlighted in The Chestnut Hill Local for her non-profit organization, The Baby Bureau, which gives baby bundles to those in need.

Abigail L. Planko ’96, was named new director of the University of Virginia’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center. UVA Today has the story. 


May 2016

According to Philadelphia Sinfonia, Danielle Garrett ’00 was named Principal Conductor of the Philadelphia Sinfonia Players, effective September 1.

Philadelphia Magazine mentioned Chestnut Hill College as a newcomer in the Collegiate Sprint Football League in its article that discusses the fact that Princeton University will no longer play sprint football.

CHC was listed as an All-Steinway School in Pennsylvania in The Morning Call.

Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, was quoted in about assisting his mentee, Brandon Stokes, with his ideas of creating a social innovation network in Philadelphia. The network would help create startup businesses to help with serious social ills such as homelessness and recidivism.

Fox 43 listed CHC as one of the 50 colleges and schools across Pennsylvania participating in the “It’s on Us” campaign.

The Chestnut Hill Local included information about CHC’s Institute for Religion and Science hosting Thomas J. Reese, SJ, Ph.D., senior analyst at the National Catholic Reporter

Chestnut Hill College and Robert Meyer, Ph.D., professor of biology, were mentioned in Milestones Newspaper, for their collaboration with Germantown’s Senior Environmental Corps. 


April 2016

The Sunday Patriot News mentioned Chestnut Hill College’s Brotherly Love Quidditch tournament and Chestnut Hill’s Harry Potter festival in an article about odd Pennsylvania Festivals.

The Chestnut Hill Local highlighted CHC’s Commuter Assistant Program.

Sister Cathy Nerney, SSJ, Ph.D., was interviewed by the Global Sisters Report for her work as a professional peacemaker.

John Bernhardt ’14 was mentioned by as Wissahickon High School’s first-year baseball coach.  

The Chestnut Hill Local interviewed CHC alumna Dr. Judith A. Dwyer.

Salenai Marie Braswell ’19 was mentioned by The Philadelphia Sun as a scholarship recipient at the 30th annual Madame CJ Walker Luncheon.

In its March 10th issue, the Chestnut Hill Local included a lecture for Janet Mock’s, CSJ lecture “Change, Contemplation and Civil Discourse.”


March 2016 covered Dexter Harris ’16 winning the Sam Cozen Player of the Week award for those who “embody the spirit” of the game. included CHC in its guide to LGBTQ services at Philadelphia-area colleges and universities.

The Chestnut Hill Local included three events hosted by the College in its February 11 issue.

Chestnut Hill College was mentioned in the Sunday Star Ledger announcement of Caldwell University’s sprint football team.

Juliane Troicki, former assistant professor at Chestnut Hill College was named to the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund board of has the story. 

Alumna Christina O’Malley was named senior vice president for Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation. has the story.

The South Philly Review mentioned CHC’s involvement in charitable events in partnership with The Andrew Jackson School. 


February 2016

Former CHC professor, Al Lamperti, Ph.D., was featured in the Springfield Sun for his astronomy hobby, which later turned into his career.

John Ebersole, director of the writing center, recently interviewed actor and writer, James Franco, for New Books in Poetry, a website that features discussions with poets about their new books.

Chestnut Hill College partnered with Montgomery County Community College’s University Center and appeared at their mobile job lab on Feb. 1. The Reading Eagle has the story.

Chelsea Rosiek, former women’s lacrosse coach, was appointed as the women’s lacrosse coach at St. Bonaventure University. The announcement was printed in the Ambler Gazette.

Mainline Today featured Chestnut Hill College in its “ABC’s of Local Colleges” article in mid-December.

In its January 21 issue, the Chestnut Hill Local included a photo caption of Lauren Barrow, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice, and students in her Constitution and Criminal Justice class having a discussion with Philadelphia Deputy District Attorney John Delaney.

The Glenside News published an editorial about CHC's sprint football program. Read more here.



December 2015

Chestnut Hill College’s Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation hosted Mary Jo Leddy, an author, theologian, peace activist and Director of Romero House for Refugees in Toronto to deliver the lecture “Seeing the Dear Neighbor in Faces Not Like Ours.” The Chestnut Hill Local has the story. 

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that even with a decline in enrollment at smaller schools, CHC continues to maintain a steady enrollment by introducing new majors, internships and sports.

The Ambler Gazette published three CHC events in their News and Events section on November 15.

Kate Altman, Psy.D., ’07 uses multi-disciplinary, collaborative approaches to treat children. CBSlocal has the story.

Linda Lukiewski, SSJ ’81 worked tirelessly to have an incinerator removed from St. Joan of Arc worship site in Harrowgate. The Philadelphia Inquirerhas the story.

Time Out Philadelphia reported that The Women Veterans Civic Leadership Institute is hosting their Civic Leaders Training & Education Series at Chestnut Hill College.

According to Penn State News Jack Gulati, recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Chestnut Hill College, will speak at the fall commencement at Penn State, Berks.

The Chestnut Hill Local and The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on a discrimination suit filed by a former CHC student.

The Philadelphia Inquirer printed a story about a lack of diversity among the College’s administration, faculty and staff as part of a follow-up story on the discrimination suit.



November 2015

The Northeast Times published a profile on sprint football player Kyle Johnson Hackett ’19.

ABC 4 announced the release of a new book, “Julian’s Gift,´written by Teri Wiedeman-Rouse, Ph.D., assistant professor of education.

Stephen Tamburo ’07 took the oath of office as a Lower Makefield police officer. The Advance has the story.

The Chestnut Hill Local promoted The Institute of Religion and Science’s event that welcomed Dr. Michael Mann, distinguished professor of meteorology, to campus.

The Chestnut Hill Local profiled three of the College’s sprint football players.

Alumna Georgine A. Olexa '78, has been promoted to vice president, legal affairs at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network. The Morning Call has the story.

Harry Potter Weekend returned and the College hosted its annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament and Harry Potter Conference. These venues had the story:
The Inquirer
Visit Philadelphia
News Works
Philadelphia Magazine
Chestnut Hill Local
Business Insider
Glenside News
The Retrospect
The Springfield Sun
The Times Leader
Fox 29

October 2015

CHC’s inaugural sprint football game was covered by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read more at

CHC was part of an online Philadelphia Inquirer listing:  “What’s New on Philly and N.J. College Campuses.” Read the posting here.

Chestnut Hill College was included in an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer for having steady enrollment during a challenging time for Catholic colleges.

President Carol Jean Vale SSJ, Ph.D., was named one of the five U.S. sisters Pope Francis should meet during his visit to the U.S. TheNational Catholic Reporter has the story.

Colleen Gibson SSJ, assistant director of campus ministry, shared her insights in the article “Nuns! Why They’re Suddenly Hot Again.” Read about it in The New York Times.

Chestnut Hill College was named “A Best in the Northeast” College by The Princeton Review on its website feature: “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” Read more here.

U.S. News & World Report has listed Chestnut Hill College as among the best regional universities in the northeast. Read more here.

The Sisters of Saint Joseph and Sister Maria Kostka Logue were featured in the documentary, Urban Trinity: The Story of Catholic Philadelphia. David Contosta Ph.D., history and political science professor, and Mary Ellen O’Donnell, former assistant professor of religious studies, also contributed to the documentary. The film is available online at

Chris Matthews mentioned Chestnut Hill College and his aunts, Sister Agnes Shields and Sister Eleanor Shields, in “Chris Matthews on Growing up Catholic in Philadelphia.” Philadelphia Magazine has the story.

Michelle Lesher, SSJ, ’00, told her story of how she came to realize her vocation. Read Sister Michelle’s story in the Chestnut Hill Local.

The Philadelphia Tribune announced the official start of CHC’s sprint football season.

Tia Noelle Pratt, Ph.D., ’99, is a visiting instructor of sociology at St. Joseph’s University and is featured on that school’s You Tube channel, where she talks about the power of young people, their role in shaping the future of the church, and Pope Francis' relationship with younger generations. View the video here.

Monica Vesci ’04, developed a “Camino Clutch” product for women with diabetes. The Chestnut Hill Local has the story.

Sandra González ’98, principal of Antonia Pantoja Charter School in North Philadelphia, recruited more than 200 volunteers to build a playground for the students at the school.  The story is found at CBSPhilly.

Sister Mary Jo Larkin, dean for library and information resources, gave advice as a leader in higher education. See what she had to say at

Kathleen Clarke Buch ’83 was appointed to the position of town administrator by the Darien Board of Selectmen. Darien Daily Voicehas the story.

Sister Mary Theresa Shevland and Sister Sheila Kennedy were interviewed by Alicia Vitarelli of 6ABC News prior to Pope Francis’ Sunday’s Mass on the Parkway.

The Chestnut Hill Local featured a photo and caption of CHC’s Second Annual Night at the Phillies and Sister Carol’s first pitch in its September 10 issue.

The September 17 issue of The Chestnut Hill Local included a photo and caption of a student in last summer’s Forensic Sciences Camp.

A news crew from 6ABC filmed students during Move-In Day on August 21. The footage was broadcast during the evening news.