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Griffins in the News

Griffins in the News

Former CHC professor, Al Lamperti, Ph.D., was featured in the Springfield Sun for his astronomy hobby, which later turned into his career.

John Ebersole, director of the writing center, recently interviewed actor and writer, James Franco, for New Books in Poetry, a website that features discussions with poets about their new books.

Chestnut Hill College partnered with Montgomery County Community College’s University Center and appeared at their mobile job lab on Feb. 1. The Reading Eagle has the story.

Chelsea Rosiek, former women’s lacrosse coach, was appointed as the women’s lacrosse coach at St. Bonaventure University. The announcement was printed in the Ambler Gazette.

Mainline Today featured Chestnut Hill College in its “ABC’s of Local Colleges” article in mid-December.

In its January 21 issue, the Chestnut Hill Local included a photo caption of Lauren Barrow, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice, and students in her Constitution and Criminal Justice class having a discussion with Philadelphia Deputy District Attorney John Delaney.

The Glenside News published an editorial about CHC's sprint football program. Read more covered Dexter Harris ’16 winning the Sam Cozen Player of the Week award for those who “embody the spirit” of the game. included CHC in its guide to LGBTQ services at Philadelphia-area colleges and universities.

The Chestnut Hill Local included three events hosted by the College in its February 11 issue.

Chestnut Hill College was mentioned in the Sunday Star Ledger announcement of Caldwell University’s sprint football team.

Juliane Troicki, former assistant professor at Chestnut Hill College was named to the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund board of has the story. 

Alumna Christina O’Malley was named senior vice president for Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation. has the story.

The South Philly Review mentioned CHC’s involvement in charitable events in partnership with The Andrew Jackson School. The Sunday Patriot News mentioned Chestnut Hill College’s Brotherly Love Quidditch tournament and Chestnut Hill’s Harry Potter festival in an article about odd Pennsylvania Festivals.

The Chestnut Hill Local highlighted CHC’s Commuter Assistant Program.

Sister Cathy Nerney, SSJ, Ph.D., was interviewed by the Global Sisters Report for her work as a professional peacemaker.

John Bernhardt ’14 was mentioned by as Wissahickon High School’s first-year baseball coach.  

The Chestnut Hill Local interviewed CHC alumna Dr. Judith A. Dwyer.

Salenai Marie Braswell ’19 was mentioned by The Philadelphia Sun as a scholarship recipient at the 30th annual Madame CJ Walker Luncheon.

In its March 10th issue, the Chestnut Hill Local included a lecture for Janet Mock’s, CSJ lecture “Change, Contemplation and Civil Discourse.”According to Philadelphia Sinfonia, Danielle Garrett ’00 was named Principal Conductor of the Philadelphia Sinfonia Players, effective September 1.

Philadelphia Magazine mentioned Chestnut Hill College as a newcomer in the Collegiate Sprint Football League in its article that discusses the fact that Princeton University will no longer play sprint football.

CHC was listed as an All-Steinway School in Pennsylvania in The Morning Call.

Jeffrey Carroll, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, was quoted in about assisting his mentee, Brandon Stokes, with his ideas of creating a social innovation network in Philadelphia. The network would help create startup businesses to help with serious social ills such as homelessness and recidivism.

Fox 43 listed CHC as one of the 50 colleges and schools across Pennsylvania participating in the “It’s on Us” campaign.

The Chestnut Hill Local included information about CHC’s Institute for Religion and Science hosting Thomas J. Reese, SJ, Ph.D., senior analyst at the National Catholic Reporter

Chestnut Hill College and Robert Meyer, Ph.D., professor of biology, were mentioned in Milestones Newspaper, for their collaboration with Germantown’s Senior Environmental Corps. Yolanda Roman ’79, a member of the Gulfport, Fla., council, was highlighted in the Tampa Bay Times

The Reading Eagle mentioned Frank MacGregor’s commitment to attend CHC, where he will major in secondary education/chemistry and run for the cross country and track teams.

Genevieve Sparano ’81, will retire from Glenwood Avenue Elementary school after 25 years. Shore News Today has the story.

The Sunday Dispatch announced that The Wyoming Valley Woman’s Club awarded an educational scholarship to Hayley Norwillo, who will enter the honors program at CHC in the fall.

The Wyoming County Press Examiner interviewed Kailey Reposa, who will attend Chestnut Hill College to study history and play softball in the fall.

Chestnut Hill will host a five-day series of events to mark the contributions of the Woodward family to the town. David Contasta, Ph.D., professor of history, will present “Patrons of the Arts: The Woodwards and Violet Oakley.” The Chestnut Hill Local has the full schedule of events.

Fran Wasserman ’12, SCPS, was highlighted in The Chestnut Hill Local for her non-profit organization, The Baby Bureau, which gives baby bundles to those in need.

Abigail L. Planko ’96, was named new director of the University of Virginia’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center. UVA Today has the story. 

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David Contosta, Ph.D., professor of history and Woodward family biographer, was quoted in an article about Violet Oakley and the Woodward family collection at the Woodmere Art Museum. The Chestnut Hill Local has the story.

The Chestnut Hill Local and wrote about Chestnut Hill College as the location for the Woodward family celebration gala dinner.  

The Senior Environmental Corps hosted a field session at CHC. 6ABC has the story.

The Times Tribune reported that Marywood University plans to use a $15.3 million grant to help provide Catholic Sisters in Africa with quality higher education. About three dozen African sisters take classes online at CHC.  

From June 19-27, participants in the Global Solutions Lab at CHC worked to design and develop solutions to end world poverty. The Chestnut Hill Local has the story.

The Colonial listed Chestnut Hill College’s Forensics Science Summer Camp in their special events section.

Giuseppe Galantuomo ’18, was mentioned in the campus notes section of the Reading Eagle for receiving the St. Catherine Medal for Student Achievement.