The Honorable John Connolly, member of the Front Royal, Virginia, Town Council, will deliver a lecture at Christendom College on March 30 at 1 p.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Hall. An alumnus of Christendom College, Connolly will be speaking and offering advice to students based on his own experiences in the political field. Part of Christendom’s spring politics practica program speaker series, all students are invited to attend and refreshments will be provided.
Connolly graduated from Christendom College in 2008 with a B.A. in English. An avid member of the Chester-Belloc Debate Society during his time at the college, Connolly earned his MLIS from the University of Alabama in 2012, before returning to Virginia to become a librarian for the National Sporting Library & Museum. Connolly ran for Front Royal Town Council in 2014, getting elected soon after. He is active in helping the local town of Front Royal achieve a vibrant economy, prevent reckless spending, and build toward a better future.
Christendom College’s politics practica program, directed by professor of political science and economics Dr. Bernard Way, has been a unique feature of the political science department for many years, giving students the opportunities to not only network with known political figures, but also earn credit for rigorous political internships.