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Over the Easter celebration of 2023, Chestnut Hill College rapidly negotiated a successful contract that provided a safe haven to roughly 340 of Our Mother of Consolation (OMC) Pre-K through 8th grade students along with faculty and staff. OMC has fully integrated into the CHC camps life.

Students and teachers smiling in a hallway

Chestnut Hill College is proud to announce that it has received a $100,000 grant from the Connelly Foundation. The grant proposal consists of four programs created by Chestnut Hill College faculty in collaboration with OMC staff that are designed to enhance OMC students’ reading, writing, STEM, and critical thinking skills, and provide OMC teachers with training from CHC faculty.

family poses with mascot inside college building

Under the leadership of Chestnut Hill College’s new Vice President for Enrollment and Communications, Ryan Burton-Romero, the College is redoubling its efforts to engage prospective students in person and to take every opportunity to bring them to campus.

group of individuals stands outside

​In August 2023, Chestnut Hill College’s Office of Student Life welcomed Rouseline Emmanuel-Frenel, Ed.D., as Vice President. Emmanuel-Frenel provides leadership to the Division of Student Life, including the supervision for Residence Life, Student Engagement and Leadership, Counseling Center, Student Health, Campus Safety and Security, The Hub—Mailing & Printing Services, and Transportation.

a man and woman interview a student in a tv studio

Recently, Chestnut Hill and Montgomery County recommitted to their partnership through updated articulation agreements, fostering additional relationships to create a smooth transition through core-to-core/credit-to-credit programs in both the undergraduate and accelerated adult degree programs at the College.

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Chestnut Hill College Reunion Weekend took place during the first weekend of June, where this year, class years ending in 3 or 8 were honored and celebrated.

three men standing outside doorway

On June 1, Dr. Latimer along with members of the Chestnut Hill College and Our Mother of Consolation Parish School (OMC) administrations welcomed State Representatives Chris Rabb and Tarik Khan for a special ceremony where Chestnut Hill College was presented with a citation for the extraordinary efforts put into place to ensure OMC has a home for a rich, in-person learning experience following the devastating school fire.

president of chestnut hill college with students during move-in day

In February 2023, College President William W. Latimer, Ph.D., M.P.H., announced the formation of the Student Ambassadors to the President Program. As part of the program, Latimer convened one-hour meetings with a diverse group of students to foster dialogue about the needs of the College, shared opportunities for growth and improvement, and collaboratively discussed the community’s collective goals for the future.

Two men in regalia standing in a rotunda

Earlier this year, Chestnut Hill College, through the support of Pennsylvania State Representative Tarik Khan's office, partnered with Cathedral Village Senior Living on a new Adopt-A-Grandparent Program.

Students on a laptop

Chestnut Hill College has announced that the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) – the accreditation body for the College’s graduate program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology – has received national recognition by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Board of Directors

Recently, Chestnut Hill College introduced four new members to its Board of Directors. All four bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise and all are committed to furthering the College's growth now and in the future.

clement hall

Anticipated renovations — including air conditioning — are coming to Clement Hall this summer.

Stephanie DeJesus
The Minority Fellowship Program of the American Psychological Association (APA) has awarded Stephanie De Jesus a Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY) Fellowship for 2018. 
networking, service, psychology,

On February 22, more than 30 alumni participated in the annual Student/Alumni Networking Night, a joint venture of the offices of Career Development and Alumni Relations. 

Gatsby Mystery Dinner

The Residence Life staff celebrated the end of the semester with a 1920s-themed mystery dinner party.

science students presentation

Science for Non-Majors Students Present Findings
According to the American Cancer Society, there were more than 1.6 million (estimated) new cancer cases diagnosed in 2017. 

cybersecurity and forensic conference

In conjunction with the Delaware Valley Chapter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, Chestnut Hill College hosted the third annual cyber security and forensics conference in October.


Two CHC alums and criminal justice majors were recently commissioned into the Philadelphia Police Department. Also, read additional news of faculty, staff, students and alumni. 


Three days after Commencement, eight CHC students and two from Marywood University boarded a plane for Kenya, where they spent three weeks living and working in the compound of the Little Sisters of St. Francis.

Emorie with her award

Alumna Wins Awards
Emorie Keimig ’16 completed the police academy in Ocala, Fla., and now is a member of the Gainesville (Fla.) Police Department. While in the academy, she won three major awards.

Kente Cloth ceremony participants gather after the ceremony.

Celebrating Diversity with Kente Cloth Ceremony
Surrounded by family, friends and the Chestnut Hill College community, 20 students celebrated their diversity and collective unity as part of the first annual Kente Cloth ceremony.

campus ministry

A grant to Campus Ministry allowed a variety of programming during National Catholic Sisters Week in March.


The hit musical “Godspell” opened off Broadway in 1971 and was turned into a film two years later. Based on parables taken mostly from the Gospel of Matthew, the show, full of inspiring, fun music and colorful characters, turned into a long-running success. 

young science students

It was a busy month at Chestnut Hill College full of great lectures, student activities and more. Make sure to read all about it in News & Notes!

Wayne Jacoby, president of Global Education Motivators, Inc., left, and Temur Tordinava, director of the Tbilisi Kindergarten Management Agency, shake hands confirming their agreement.

Representatives from the Tbilisi Kindergarten Management Agency and members of the Tbilisi City Council from the Republic of Georgia visited CHC in November to attend a professional development training program in early childhood education.

global unity march

In Solidarity with the Dear Neighbor
Proudly displaying signs and wearing buttons reading simply, "You Are Loved," in several different languages, close to 100 students, faculty and staff marched down Germantown Avenue February 2.

CHC's website home page

Chestnut Hill College unveiled a new home page over winter break designed to appeal to a range of visitors while improving its message to the primary and largest audience--prospective students and their families. 

student life symposium

The Student Life Department recently hosted its second Student Life Symposium. The event is designed to provide time for personal and professional enrichment while encouraging dialogue between campuses.

Artz Philadelphia

Now through November 18, ARTZ Philadelphia presents an exhibition of artwork created by their participants in CHC’s Dwight V. Dowley Gallery on the fifth floor of St. Joseph Hall. The exhibit is free and open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pa votes

If You Want to Vote in November, Make Sure You Register in October!
The race is heating up as across the country, everyone is gearing up for the 2016 presidential election. While we are still just about a month away from hitting the polls, it’s important to know that if you want to vote on November 8th, you have to be registered by October 11th to meet the PA voter registration deadline.

Social Just Us food collection

In Service for Social Justice
The Social Just-US Club, launched in the spring of 2013, provides an opportunity for criminal justice students to pursue discipline-specific activities highlighting the social justice perspective.

Griffin Days

Every year, before incoming students are welcomed to campus for their move-in and orientation, Chestnut Hill College hosts them and their families at Griffin Days, where they get a taste of the CHC community.


When Winter Storm Jonas hit the Philadelphia area in late January, dumping up to nearly two feet of snow on CHC’s campus, students turned out in service to the Sisters of St. Joseph who found their cars buried.