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The e-newsletter of Chestnut Hill College

Griffins in the News

Griffins in the News

Chestnut Hill College President, Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., was recently mentioned in an article featuring women in the Philadelphia area who serve in leadership positions. has the story.


Chestnut Hill College will add women’s bowling as an intercollegiate sport beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. Read more about it at


“Plant a Seed in Chestnut Hill,” a fundraising campaign for the students of Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences was recently begun. Some of the funds will provide students with opportunities to attend CHC’s Forensic Sciences Summer Camp. The Chestnut Hill Local has the story.


Norwood-Fontbonne Academy teacher and Chestnut Hill College alum, Patricia Hagan, SSJ, was recently honored with other colleagues who were instrumental in the school receiving the designation as a U.S. Department of Education 2014 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Read more in the Chestnut Hill Local.


Chestnut Hill College is partnering with the African countries of Ghana and Nigeria to offer online learning classes starting in August 2015 for sisters pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education. The story can be found online at


Chestnut Hill College alumna, Alice Dachowski, M.D., a general surgeon, was recently selected as a “Super Doc” by Holzer Health System. The program recognizes outstanding physicians within the Holzer Health System. has the story.


Chestnut Hill College’s Janice Kuklick, chair of the department of physical education, talks about effective lunchtime workouts online at


Chestnut Hill College teams up with Neumann University, Cabrini College and Rosemont College to offer students at Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School in Drexel Hill the opportunity to take college courses. explains.


Chestnut Hill College alum, Joan Smith Reese, executive director of the Animal Care Sanctuary in East Smithfield and Wellsboro, Pa., is a Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce nominee for its 2014 Business Person of the Year. has the story.   


Therapist and Chestnut Hill College alumna, Kielty Oberlin, Ph.D., recently spoke about eating disorders at a public forum held at the Grand Hotel in Wicklow, Ireland. has the story previewing the event.


Chestnut Hill College alumna Kathleen Daniel recently discussed her book, “Number 223 Second Street, Beach Haven, New Jersey,” at the public library in that town. Daniel was inspired when she discovered her childhood diary, rescued from her home destroyed during Superstorm Sandy. The book is a recollection of her youth and the beach town during the 1940s. Read more at


Chestnut Hill College, in partnership with Montgomery County Community College, offers courses at that school’s University Center. Read about the impending retirement of its president, Karen A. Stout at


Maggie King, a doctoral candidate in psychology at Chestnut Hill College, recently bowled a perfect game at Clearview Lanes. has the story.


Chestnut Hill College was mentioned with other institutions whose students may spend spring break on Florida’s beaches. has the story.