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Visit CHC's "New" Website

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. 

In addition to its new, clean look, several other improvements have been made:
  • Click on the red News tab on the right side of the page to quickly find the College's top news stories, photo of the week, information for the media and links to College publications.
  • The red Events tab takes visitors to CHC's calendar of events.
  • See the round icons on the lower right side to immediately click through to apply, plan a visit or receive information about the College.
  • Messages from Sister Carol and other important postings will now be found in the white space above the "Best of CHC" listing.
  • College supporters can more easily contribute to CHC via the heart-shaped "Support CHC" link in the top right-hand corner.

Changes to other parts of the site include:

  • Student blogs that can be found here and "Best of CHC" lists that are found here.
  • New and improved entry pages for different areas of the website are more visual and allow visitors to quickly grasp what is available in each section. A good example is found on the Diversity and Inclusion page. Other entry pages, including the Financial Aid pages, Giving pages and other department pages, will be improved during the next few months.

We hope you come back to visit us often!


Saying Goodbye after 15 Years

The College said goodbye to former Vice President of Financial Affairs, Lauri Strimkovsky, on December 15. After 15 years of service to CHC, Strimkovsky has assumed new responsibilities at Ohio Wesleyan University as Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer.

Strimkovsky began her work at CHC in 2001 as part of a five-year commitment, one that turned into six, then seven and then 10, said Sister Carol during an afternoon reception in Strimkovsky's honor. In 2011, Strimkovsky became a senior vice president and chief of staff, overseeing all financial matters, human resources, legal affairs and facilities management and renovation

Strimkovsky’s love for the College and desire to see it grow is well-known and she oversaw many of CHC’s major projects, from its transition to Division II athletics to the acquisition and development of the Sugarloaf campus. Her enthusiasm and leadership were two of the main qualities touched on by Sister Carol and other colleagues during the reception.


It Feels Good to Give It's not too late to give to Chestnut Hill College this holiday season!

During the holiday season, when thoughts turn to family and joyful celebrations, more than two dozen supporters included CHC in their spirit-of-the-season plans on Giving Tuesday. Nearly $16,000 was raised on November 29, 2016, more than twice last year’s total.

Gifts to CHC are vital and help provide scholarships to deserving students, enrich student programming, recruit and retain talented faculty and provide for upkeep of the buildings and grounds.

Giving Tuesday is billed as a global day of giving. This worldwide phenomenon, now in its fifth year, is held the week after Thanksgiving and is fueled by social media. According to GivingTuesday.org, Giving Tuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. 

There is no need to wait for another year to roll around to express your gratitude for CHC —

Consider shopping on AmazonSmile and designating CHC as the beneficiary of your online spending at that site. Every transaction supports CHC and even the smallest donations help.

Another simple way to help is to enroll in CHC’s monthly giving program.

For more information, visit www.chc.edu/giving/ways-give or contact Charles Blachford in the Office of Institutional Advancement at 215.753.3664 or BlachfordC@chc.edu.


Celebrating the Holidays on the Hill 

Chestnut Hill College has a long-standing tradition of celebrating the holidays through various events including Carol Night and Breakfast with Santa. Click here to see some of our favorite photos from the events.

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