Christendom College

August 26, 2014

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College Begins 36th Academic Year with Record Enrollment

On August 22, Christendom College welcomed 122 new freshmen to its Front Royal, Va., campus making a record enrollment of 432 students for the acclaimed liberal arts college. “For many, Christendom is quickly becoming the ‘gold standard’ for quality, academic excellence, and faithfulness amongst Catholic liberal arts colleges in America today,” says vice president of enrollment Tom McFadden.  “This is evidenced by the fact that we are experiencing our second record enrollment year in a row, with the largest student…

College President Appointed as Pontifical Consultor by Pope Francis

Pope Francis has renewed the appointment of Christendom College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell as consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family. O'Donnell received a letter earlier this month from Council President Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia stating his congratulations. “It is a great honor to be asked to continue to serve the universal church,” O’Donnell said. “I am deeply appreciative of Pope Francis’ renewal of my position as consultor. Given the assaults on marriage and the family today, this continues to…

Alumna Leads in “Future of Pro-Life Movement”

[caption id="attachment_2508" align="alignright" width="300"] Alumnae Maura McMahon ('09) and Mary Brand ('98).[/caption] “I believe they are the real future of the pro-life movement,” Christendom College Alumna Mary Brand says of local crisis pregnancy centers. “It's where the rubber hits the road." A graduate of the class of 1998, Brand has been volunteering in pro-life work since she was in high school, from praying at abortion facilities to volunteering at crisis pregnancy centers.  Now, she is a board member for her…

Christendom Graduate School Holds Hooding and Commencement Exercises

[caption id="attachment_2512" align="alignleft" width="300"] Valedictorian Christian Rocha[/caption] On August 2, the Christendom Graduate School held its 2014 Hooding and Commencement Ceremonies awarding nine Master of Arts in Theological Studies. College Chaplain Fr. Stephen McGraw, along with graduates Fr. Paul Nguyen and Fr. Andrew Luong, celebrated Mass before the ceremony, which was held in Christ the King Chapel. During the ceremony, each graduate received the academic hood, signifying his or her Masters degree, from Graduate School Dean Dr. Kristin Burns, and…

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