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LaKeisha Thorpe

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.

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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.

Timothy Snyder

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.

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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

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. 

amanda cappelletti

Entering the race for the 17th State Senatorial District in Pennsylvania is Amanda CappellettiVice Chair of the East Norriton Board of Supervisors and Chestnut Hill College graduate, equipped with the experience and goals for confronting todays most relevant issues, from public health to gun violence.