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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.

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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

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

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

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

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.