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The e-newsletter of Chestnut Hill College

May 2015

May 2015

Kelly Butler, PhD

To say that Kelly Butler, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, is thrilled to have been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, would be a gross understatement. She learned in March that she was going to India for nine months under a Fulbright Scholar grant. 

CHC's retirement and service awards

Two student speakers gave heartfelt tributes to faculty and staff who were receiving awards for 10 or more years of service at CHC’s annual Retirement and Service Awards Celebration on April 15.

When you’re a student, and classwork is piling up, and all you can think about is what life will be like after college, an internship can seem like an added burden — just another thing on the list of things there simply aren’t time for, and it can be hard to see the importance of one. However, the five students who worked in the College’s Controller’s Office last semester learned the value of the experience.

A new service-oriented club has joined the roster of similar endeavors at Chestnut Hill College, and its name comes from the very aid it provides to the greater community — peanut butter. 

Lars Bøge Eskildsen, associate professor of communications at the Business Academy Aarhus in Denmark, recently made a presentation to students in the Business and Communications departments on the importance of creative thinking to generate new business ideas and processes. 

social services networking event.

In today’s job market, networking is more important than ever and in March, Career Development presented an event to help students in the College’s social services fields make some important connections. 

students with balloon Griffin

As part of the Chestnut Hill College Activities Team’s (CHAT) ‘5 Days of Awesome,’ the College welcomed Brian Getz, renowned balloon artist, to campus to build a massive — almost 10-foot-tall — sculpture of CHC’s beloved CHC mascot, the Griffin.

Alpha Lambda Delta and Delta Epsilon Sigma induction

Twenty-seven CHC students were inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta and Delta Epsilon Sigma honor societies last week in a ceremony in the East Parlor of St. Joseph Hall.

The Heroes on the Hill 5K took place on May 2 followed by a daylong carnival that included fun for everyone — face painting, bounce houses and a photo booth. The bright sunshine and warm weather added to the enjoyment.

Alumni Enjoy Painting with a Twist
Former Griffins of all ages were invited to join the Chestnut Hill College Alumni Association in painting ‘Alma Mater,’ an original created and taught by Danielle Rossi ’97, at the College’s first Alumni Day Out at Painting with a Twist (PWAT) in Skippack, Pa.

CHC Experiences a Pink Out
With uniforms, whistles, shoelaces, T-shirts and more all dyed pink, the Chestnut Hill College women’s basketball tea, played their two final home games in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, a charitable organization committed to fighting women’s cancers through advancement in scientific research.

Griffin t-shirts

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.

The words "Did You Know?"

Did you know that the 2014-2015 edition of The Grackle, CHC’s literary magazine is hot off the presses? 

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.