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Griffins in the News

Griffins in the News

Alumni, faculty, staff and students continue to make news and local news outlets continue to take notice. Griffins in the News lists some of the noteworthy mentions in the past weeks.  

 -- Chestnut Hill College hosted its 38th Annual Carol Night holiday concert in the Rotunda, St. Joseph Hall. previewed the event.

Chestnut Hill College alumna, Mary Stitt ’97, recently became the new commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Procurement. has the story.

Alumna Ellen Greenlee ’58, longtime head of the Defender Association of Philadelphia, will retire from that post at the end of February 2015. Greenlee served there for 40 years and has been its chief defender for the last 25 years. The Defender Association of Philadelphia provides legal representation to thousands of low-income people annually. has the story

Owen Frenia, 10, a baseball lover from Girard Estates in South Philadelphia, became an honorary member of the Griffin baseball team on October 13, 2014. The event was set up by Team IMPACT, an organization uniting collegiate athletic squads with children contending with life-threatening or chronic illnesses. Since the age of 2, Owen has battled neurofibromatosis type I, a tumor disorder affecting the nervous system. In December 2014, a member of the baseball team and fellow Girard Estates resident, Dom Raia, caught up with the youngster at his home. The South Philly Review has the story.

Philadelphia police officer and Chestnut Hill College criminal justice student, Roslyn “Roz” Talley, organizes a unique holiday gift exchange between police officers and kids with disabilities called Widener Heroes. It takes place at Widener Memorial School, a school for kids who are medically fragile and physically disabled. has the story.

Chestnut Hill College’s Emily Schademan, director of student activities, talks about the College’s annual holiday tradition, Christmas Decorating Night. has the story.

Chestnut Hill College agreed to an historic deal with ESPN Williamsport to broadcast Griffin basketball games with professional quality web-based broadcasts. has the story.

Chestnut Hill College is listed in a recent article in as one of the many reasons the city of Philadelphia ranks high in areas such as food, music, travel and education.

A father of one of Chestnut Hill College’s students wrote an essay about his experiences at last fall’s Harry Potter Weekend to Philadelphia RowHome Magazine.

Chestnut Hill College recently joined institutions such as the Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Chestnut Hill Community Association in partnership with the Jenks Academy for the Arts and Science’s Ignite Program. It is an online education program where students from the Jenks Academy for the Arts and Science can continue learning during the summer months and Chestnut Hill College is proud to assist by offering various educational activities. The Chestnut Hill Local has the story.

Chestnut Hill College student, Patrick Sullivan, was recently quoted in USA Today, on how technology can improve the world and one’s mind.