Christendom College

October 30, 2015

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Christendom Students Recognized by Prestigious ISI Honors Program

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), a national educational organization, recently selected junior Peter Tapsak and senior Jacob Hiserman for their Honors Program for the 2015-16 academic year. A prestigious mentorship program for America’s top students, the program kicked off with a weeklong summer conference in August, where both Tapsak and Hiserman excelled due to their Christendom liberal arts education. The Honors Program is ISI’s most selective program, choosing only a few dozen students from schools all across the United States…

Christendom’s Graduate Summer Program Has Widespread Impact on Religious Life

This Year of Consecrated Life marked the tenth anniversary of Christendom’s Vita Consecrata Institute (VCI), a summer program hosted by Christendom’s graduate school and the Institute on Religious Life. A record seventy-seven religious, priests, and other consecrated persons attended this unique program of spiritual formation and studies in spiritual theology and consecrated life this year, revealing the widespread impact Christendom’s education is having on the religious life. Many of the participants of this year’s VCI are formation directors or teachers…

Cardinal Newman Society Praises Christendom for Fostering Strong Marriages and Family Life

[caption id="attachment_586" align="alignright" width="201"] Credit to Spiering Photography[/caption] Christendom’s faithful, Catholic education has been instrumental in building strong marriages between alumni over the past 37 years, with the four-hundredth alumnus-to-alumna marriage occurring last month. The college’s strong stance on traditional marriage earned the acclaim of The Cardinal Newman Society over the past week, as they highlighted the college for fostering faithful unions within a culture hostile to marriage. In interviews with vice president for enrollment Tom McFadden and alumni couple…

Alumni IT Experts to Mentor Students at Life on Tap

Alumni Sean Garvey (’93) and Alex Scrivener (’05) will mentor students on how to find success in the fields of technology and systems engineering on Tuesday, November 3, in the latest “Life on Tap” networking event. Held in the college’s St. Kilian’s Café from 7:30-9:30 pm, students will have the opportunity to learn the secrets to their success and network with them after their talks. Hosted by the college’s career and leadership development office, “Life on Tap” gives students the…

Students Impact Millennials in Fall Writing Internships

Three Christendom students are gaining invaluable work experience, working as staff writing interns with GenYize. Writing for an internet news site geared toward millennials is giving these students the opportunity to use their critical-thinking and writing skills in real world situations, helping them to get ahead of their peers in an increasingly competitive job market. Current sophomores Ashlyn Thomas, Emma Hackett, and Madeleine Post began working for GenYize this fall, with help from Christendom’s career and leadership development director Greg…

Alumna to Make Debut as Playwright and Director of “Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Christendom College alumna Maria Bissex ’02 is bringing her dream of directing plays to life with the upcoming performances of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" to be held October 22, 23, and 24 at Sterling Middle School in Sterling, Virginia. Bissex, who majored in English Language and Literature, who has always had a passion for the performance arts, is excited to have had the opportunity to adapt this classic story and to bring it to life on stage with the…

Homecoming Weekend Draws Historic Turn-Out

Christendom College celebrated Homecoming Weekend on October 9-11, drawing over three hundred alumni back to its Front Royal, Va. campus for one of the most successful Homecoming Weekends in the history of the college. “Homecoming 2015 was a great event for several reasons,” stated Vince Criste, assistant director of alumni & donor relations.  “We had great participation from reunion class representatives, an increase in family-friendly activities during the afternoon hours and a focused effort to improve the quality of each…

Christendom’s Rome Program Garners Acclaim

Christendom’s junior semester in Rome program is earning acclaim for helping students grow both spiritually and to the whole of their being, according to recent stories published by Our Sunday Visitor. From studying right inside the Vatican walls to encountering the saints throughout the city of Rome, Christendom’s Rome program is giving students the opportunity to earn academic credit while expanding their participation in the global Church, an experience that is nothing short of “transforming.” Begun in the fall of…

Christendom College Announces Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition

The application window is now open for Christendom College’s 2015-16 Padre Pio Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition. Awarded to two eligible, incoming freshmen annually, the full-tuition scholarship competition will be held on Christendom’s Front Royal, Va. campus on February 29, 2016. Christendom has been offering a full-tuition scholarship competition since 2011, giving select students the opportunity to receive an authentic, time-tested liberal arts education for only the cost of room and board. Each year, two scholarships are awarded to incoming students who…

Crusaders Crush Opponents – On Their Way to Historic Season

Christendom’s soccer teams are ending their seasons in spectacular fashion, with both the men and women’s teams scoring momentous victories on the field on Thursday night. With the victories, both teams secured their spots as two of the best teams in the nation, according to the USCAA rankings. Playing their penultimate game in Maryland on October 15, the men’s soccer team took on Washington Adventist University (WAU), looking for their first victory ever against the tough opponent. Within minutes of…

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