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The e-newsletter of Chestnut Hill College

May 2016

May 2016

Sister Kathy Duffy opens the conference with remarks. Seated next to her are Sister Carol Jean Vale, College president, and Elizabeth Moy, director of SEPCHE

Chestnut Hill College hosted the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) Honors Conference in April for the third time since its inception 18 years ago, bringing together some of the best and brightest young minds from the group’s member colleges and universities.

Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Ph.D., associate professor of education, has received a 2016-17 Fulbright Scholar grant and will spend four months in Serbia, teaching and doing research at the University of Belgrade, where she earned her master’s degree more than 30 years ago.

CHC and Temple students pose together following the debate

Where can you find Chestnut Hill College and Temple University facing off in head-to-head competition? 

Joey Galantuomo '17 and Sister Meg share a hug

Students received a unique opportunity when they interviewed sisters living at St. Joseph’s Villa as part of last fall’s Death and Dying class taught by Marie Conn, Ph.D., professor of religious studies and fellow of thanatology, assisted by Shane McCarthy, service learning assistant in career development.

It's On Us

April marked National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and in response, colleges and universities all over the country took part in initiatives to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate their communities about its prevention.

CHC ran the photo booth at the Relay for Life

The goal has gotten bigger every year for Chestnut Hill College’s Griffins Against Cancer (GAC) organization. 

One of the biggest transitions in life is graduation

The semester is over! Perhaps you are graduating. For months you have been waiting for this day, the time when the responsibilities and the stress of academic demands finally ends.  But now you are wondering, “Why don’t I feel happier?” “Why am I feeling so anxious?” 

Peace Pole

In Honor of Earth Day
Concern for the Earth is one of Chestnut Hill College’s core values and last month, the campus community celebrated Earth Day.

Courtney Weidner -- political science (with Christina Abbott, left, executive director of student financial services)

Once again, the end of the semester rolled around quickly. Senior Seminar was held on April 20 in the Rotunda and in several classrooms.  

The 2016 Scholarship Gala is right around the corner. Don't miss out!

Mary Delia Tye Neuman

The world outside the College gates was changing rapidly, yet inside, Mary Delia Tye Neuman, Ph.D. ’66 and her classmates lived and learned in a geographically cloistered place, although not cloistered in terms of ideas.

Captain Emorie Keimig '16 cradles the ball during the season opener against West Chester

Proving that a transitional year does not always make for a down year, the women’s lacrosse team, under interim rookie head coach Brianne Timony ’13, finished the 2015-16 campaign with 10 wins, their most in program history, and were a near perfect (8-1) in the CACC.

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.

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Did You Know that ESPN’s High School Sports Show recently discussed the topic of collegiate recruiting and serving on the guest panel were CHC’s own Jesse Balcer, head men’s basketball coach, and Mike West, head women’s basketball coach?

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.