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The e-newsletter of Chestnut Hill College

September 2015

September 2015

Following move-in day, students were welcomed to the College in front of their peers, faculty, staff and administrators, during Fall Convocation on August 21.

One year after announcing the addition of sprint football as the College’s newest athletic offering, the team of coaches and players, alongside a supportive College community, has been preparing for its first-ever home football game, against Princeton University on September 19.

The second annual CHC Night at the Phillies on August 29 was a great success, with more than 750 Griffins cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies as they hosted the San Diego Padres, ultimately winning 4 – 3.

As part of the African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), two students, Megan Welch ’15 and Nicole Carney ’15, along with education professor Marie Leahy, SSJ, took part in a true service-inspired trip with students from Marywood University, in support of the Bigwa Secondary School in Morogoro, Tanzania.

Collaborative Conversations, the College’s first Student Life Symposium will be held Friday, October 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Save the Date – Harry Potter is Returning in October

The Harry Potter Conference is scheduled for Friday, October 16, and will be held in the Rotunda and adjacent rooms. The conference is free, however, registration is required. 

Nick Fratto ’16: Working with ESPN Williamsport like “Living the Dream”

Growing up, Nick Fratto ’16, was preached a simple message by his father: “Sports is everything.”

Attention members of GriffinNation … In an effort to better provide you with all the athletics video possible Athletics is reorganizing its YouTube presence under a new channel — introducing Sports at Chestnut Hill College

Read more to find out important information for parents on residence hall closings.

Did you know that CHC will play its very first sprint football game on September 19?

Make plans now to join the fun at the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School football stadium at noon. 

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.