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June 24, 2016

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Founding Faculty Member Dr. Marshner to Illuminate Protestant Revolution for Northern Virginia Residents

Christendom founding faculty member Dr. William Marshner will illuminate the Protestant Revolution for Northern Virginia residents this coming Sunday, June 26, at 7:00 p.m. in Our Lady of Hope Church Hall, located in Potomac Falls, Va. The talk is Marshner’s latest for the Institute of Catholic Culture, and is free of admission. Marshner, one of America’s leading theologians, will guide attendees through the nuances of the Protestant Revolution and its historical and theological consequences in his talk, titled “Indulgences, Relics…

Life-Changing St. Columcille Institute Gears Up for Fourth Year

Students from colleges across the United States and Ireland are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime, as Christendom College’s three-week summer study-abroad program in Ireland, the St. Columcille Institute, gears up for its fourth summer. Held in Donegal, Ireland, the Institute is helping prepare the next generation of young Catholics to be the leaders the world so desperately needs, through classes, excursions, and friendships that will last a lifetime. The Institute has received worldwide appeal since its inception, attracting…

Authentic Catholic Culture Draws Class of 2020 to Christendom

Christendom’s incoming freshman Class of 2020 is eagerly preparing to join the college family this fall, gathering the necessary books for classes and connecting with classmates early before coming to campus. While they each have different backgrounds and come from different places across the United States and beyond, they are all are drawn to Christendom for a specific purpose: to gain an education that will enable them to become the strong, faithful Catholics that the world so desperately needs. Christendom…

Summer of Alumni Vocations Continues, with Priestly Ordination and New Sister

With his ordination this Saturday, June 18, Deacon Matthew Rensch (’11) will become the 79th alumnus priest to come out of Christendom College since 1977. Deacon Rensch’s ordination comes on the heels of three other alumni ordinations already this summer, in addition to alumna Sr. Mary Mercy (Robyn Lee, ’02) joining the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. Deacon Rensch earned his B.A. in philosophy from Christendom, where he also served as a summer program counselor for the Experience Christendom Summer…

Christendom Alumni Honored by Catholic Press Association

Christendom alumni scored big at the 2016 Catholic Media Conference, with Ashleigh Buyers and Peter J. Smith both honored at the annual event. Recognized for their outstanding achievements in journalism and advertising, the two alumni received awards from the Catholic Press Association (CPA) for the second year in a row, representing some of the best work arising from Christendom alumni today. Buyers, the multimedia designer for the Arlington Catholic Heral­d, received an exceptional six awards from the CPA, along with…

Recent Alumna Bursts into Illustration Field with Children’s Book

Alumna Julie Wells has become the latest Christendom graduate to jump into the field of illustration, with her first book, Arabel’s Lamb, released this week by Caritas Press. Written by Sherry Boas and illustrated by Wells, the book loosely retells the legend of St. George and the dragon in a children’s fairy tale format, revealing both Wells’ tremendous artistic skill and the ability of a Christendom education to help graduates find success in any career path, no matter how complex.…

Christendom Appoints Dr. Robert Matava Dean of Graduate School

Christendom College recently tapped Dr. Robert Matava to succeed Dr. Kristin P. Burns as the dean of its graduate school, located in Alexandria, Va. In his new position, Matava will be responsible for the admission, retention, and graduation of students at the graduate school as it continues to grow in size and prepare students for success at the doctoral level. Matava, who earned his Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, has taught theology at the graduate school for…

Crusader Volleyball Releases 2016 Women’s Schedule

Christendom’s women’s volleyball team has officially released its schedule for the fall of 2016, as announced by college athletic director Patrick Quest. Coming off a successful 2015 season, the Lady Crusaders will hit the court for ten matches, three tri-matches, one quad-match, and one tournament this fall. Under the leadership of returning head coach Josh Peterson, the young Lady Crusaders will begin their season with the USCAA’s annual Tipoff Classic tournament on August 26-27, at Penn State Beaver. Following the…

Christendom to Sponsor and be Featured at National Homeschool Conference

Christendom College will sponsor and be featured at this year’s National Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Homeschool and Parent Conference in Fredericksburg, Va., on June 24-25. The largest Catholic homeschool and parent conference in the nation, the conference will include presentations on Christendom from associate director of admissions Zac Inman, as well as a talk from theology professor, and nationally recognized marriage expert, Mary Stanford. Christendom is the only collegiate sponsor of the national IHM conference, after being featured at…

Experience Christendom Summer Program Achieves Record Number of Registrations

The Experience Christendom Summer Program (ECSP) has reached a new milestone: the highest number of registrations ever recorded, as reported by the college’s admissions office. With only a few days left till the beginning of this year’s six sessions, the nation’s most popular, well-attended, and highly ranked pre-college summer program is proving to be more in-demand than ever, as students from across the globe seek out a school that can help achieve greatness. “Last summer, we expanded our summer program…

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