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The GAC ran a photo booth at Relay for Life.

The goal has gotten bigger every year for Chestnut Hill College’s Griffins Against Cancer (GAC) organization. In 2014, its first year, the club participated in Villanova’s Relay for Life. By the second year, the club became an official chapter of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) “Colleges Against Cancer” and co-sponsored the Relay for Life at Arcadia University, helping to raise more than $2,200 for the ACS.

Layla Cruz Spartan Race

For Layla Cruz ’17, a former competitive volleyball player in high school, giving all she had meant finding the strength and courage to withdraw from one of the toughest obstacle course races ever envisioned, the Spartan Race, after seven of the more than 26 miles were completed, due to a quadriceps injury.

A typical Montessori classroom consists of five learning areas including practical life, which is depicted above

Seeing the need for an integrative elementary education program, Sister Mary Xavier enlisted the help of Sister Mary Harold, a CHC graduate with a master’s degree in Montessori Elementary Education from Xavier University. Thanks to her commitment, CHC became one of just six U.S. colleges or universities to support a Montessori education curriculum at the undergraduate level.

The Center's leadership team presents the Mind Matters Challenge award to Sister Carol in April. From left: Lynn Ortale, Ph.D., Meredith Kneavel, Ph.D., Bill Ernst, Psy.D., Lynn Tubman, M.Ed., and Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D.

CHC has announced the formation of the Center for Concussion Education of Chestnut Hill College, whose purpose is to create a nationally recognized interdisciplinary center for concussion education, research and policy.

CHC staff and faculty receive awards for length of service to the College.

Staff and faculty filled the Redmond Room to say a bittersweet farewell to four of their retiring colleagues. As Sister Carol said in her opening remarks, “Endings are seldom easy, but each step leads to new wonders.”

CHC and Temple students pose together following the debate.

A group of CHC students from the political science department traveled to the mayor’s reception room in City Hall for an informative and substantive debate with students from Temple University.


Participants will have the chance to propose solutions to global issues before presenting their findings in front of members of the United Nations.