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Amidst a sea of decorated caps, Gianna Vassulluzzo '22 stands on stage to offer the student welcome during Saturday's ceremony.

With the sun shining bright, Chestnut Hill College celebrated a week like no other in the College’s history as students from the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 all came together to be honored as CHC graduates as part of the College’s 95th Annual Commencement held from May 19th – 21st. 

Cans of Vale Pale Ale, a very special beer brewed in honor of Sister Carol and in celebration of the impact she has made over her 30-year tenure as CHC President.

For all the excitement surrounding this year’s event, one of the most unique elements of Reunion 2022 is the debut of a very special beer brewed in honor of Sister Carol and in celebration of the impact she has made over her 30-year tenure as CHC President.  

Sister Cathy, Sister Carol and Archbishop Perez

On Tuesday, May 10 at 7 p.m. EST, “Public Health America” will feature Sister Catherine Nerney, SSJ, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Chestnut Hill College Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation.

Jodie, Joan, and Julie stand together at Chestnut Hill College

When Joan Burger arrived at Chestnut Hill College for her freshman year in 1963, she had no way of knowing that she was starting a scholar-athlete family dynasty. 

Members of the Agape Latte planning committee pose for a photo at the end of the event

The harsh reality of life is that sometimes, things won’t go the way we plan, but when that happens, we have to keep going, and “when a door closes on you - just breathe.” That was at the heart of the advice that Jesse Balcer, M.S. ’11, Director of Athletics and Recreation at Chestnut Hill College, gave when he addressed a room full of students, faculty, and staff at the Agape Latte event in late February.

Sister Carol and Sen. Haywood pose for a photo at the Women Veterans ROCK event at Chestnut Hill College

In celebration of Women’s History Month, PA State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) conducted a special FB Live interview with Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D., President of Chestnut Hill College.