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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.

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

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

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

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

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.