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Chestnut Hill College Hosts Scholarship Gala

Chestnut Hill College Hosts Scholarship Gala

Jim Gallagher
Jim Gallagher, Ph.D.

April 21, 2017                    

CONTACT: Brenda Lange
Associate Director of Communication

Chestnut Hill College Holds Scholarship Gala

Philadelphia—All proceeds from Chestnut Hill College’s Annual Scholarship Gala — May 6 — go directly to support student academic scholarships.

For the eighth year, friends of the College will join for an evening of dinner, dancing, music and friendship to show their support for CHC’s students. Many students are able to get a CHC education thanks to the generosity of these supporters, and the Gala is a much-anticipated event for all participants.

The event sold out its original space and has been moved to a larger venue. Ticket sales will continue through April 24 and donations are still being accepted at (All donations are fully tax deductible and have an immediate and direct impact on CHC students.)

This year’s Gala will be emceed by Pamela Osborne, a reporter for NBC10 News.

This year’s honoree will be James P. Gallagher, Ph.D., for his steadfast championship of education—particularly higher education—his enduring dedication to students and his love for Chestnut Hill College.

Dr. Gallagher has spent a career in education, empowering students from all walks of life. He is a former Chair of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education and an appointed member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. For 23 years, he served as the President of Philadelphia University, guiding it through a major transformation from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science to the vibrant institution it is today.

Since his retirement, Dr. Gallagher has served as Interim President of both Arcadia University and LaSalle University. He is a member of the Connelly Foundation Board of Directors and other civic and educational organizations.

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About Chestnut Hill College

Celebrating more than 90 years of tradition and risk, Chestnut Hill College is a four-year coed Catholic college in the Ignatian tradition that offers a traditional liberal arts undergraduate program as well as accelerated undergraduate degrees, master’s and doctoral programs. The College has been rated by US News & World Report as among the best master’s universities in the North, as among the best Northeastern colleges by The Princeton Review, and has been classified as selective by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Since 1924, the College has offered a rigorous curriculum that provides students with a broad background in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The goal of Chestnut Hill College has been to prepare students for life’s challenges by helping them to grow intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and socially.

For more information about this press release or other Chestnut Hill College news, contact the News and Community Relations office.