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The e-newsletter of Chestnut Hill College

April 2016

April 2016

Eighth grade students listen to presentation about attending CHC.

For the first time, Chestnut Hill College hosted close to 200 students from five area elementary schools as part of a uniquely tailored eighth grade admissions event.

Office of Student Success bulletin board.

Every student is different, of course, but it’s likely most can use a little help once in a while as they navigate through their college experience. The Office of Student Success helps students do just that through individual attention and support.

Mock election takes place at CHC

On April 26, people across Pennsylvania will descend on their local polling places to make sure their voices are heard in the state’s presidential primary.

Dexter Harris and Head Coach Jesse Bacler @ Philadelphia-Area Small Colleges Coaches' Association (PASSCA) Luncheon (2/2/16)

Most 21-year-olds don’t expect to be told they can no longer pursue their lifelong passion, but that is exactly what happened to Dexter Harris ’16, who was diagnosed with a blood-clotting disorder two years ago. He was told he could never play basketball again.

Sister Mary Xavier Kirby, SSJ, Ph.D. (Lucy Irene), the fourth president of Chestnut Hill College, passed away on January 26 at the age of 98.

CHC alumni now have a new, creative way to give back to their alma mater … but act quickly because this challenge lasts only until May 14, the date of the 2016 Commencement.

Tickets are on Sale Now for the 2016 Gala 
Remember how much fun you had last year? Sorry you didn't go? Get your tickets for the 2016 Gala before they sell out.

Kate Sprandio '10

Alumni Spotlight: Kate Sprandio '10
It’s all About Nourishing Relationships
Kate Sprandio ’10 likes to say that, for her, Chestnut Hill College is proof that one does not need to travel far from home to get a life-changing education. 

Mike Webb, head coach of the women's basketball team

Women’s Basketball Achieves New Heights
It was day one of the women’s basketball season when new head coach, Mike West, set what seemed to be a lofty goal at the time — given it had never been accomplished: making the DII playoffs.

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.

Did you know there is a reason elections always take place on Tuesdays in the United States?

Coming Events

A great place to keep track of all campus events, activities and public lectures at the College is through our community-wide calendar found at

We hope you enjoy reading Connections as much as we enjoy producing it! Please contact me with news and information from your department; about faculty or staff, a student or about an alum. I follow up on all leads!  Thanks.  Brenda Lange, associate director of communications, 215.248.7110.