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July 29, 2016

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Christendom College Announces Major Speakers Program for 2016-17 Academic Year

Christendom College will welcome Rusty Reno, editor of First Things magazine, Fr. Robert Spitzer, retired president of Gonzaga University, Ryan T. Anderson, fellow at the Heritage Foundation, and Elizabeth Lev, famed art historian, to campus during the 2016-17 academic year, as part of its Major Speakers Program. The Major Speaker Program, an important aspect of the academic life at the college, will kick off on October 3 with Rusty Reno. Reno, a convert to the Catholic faith, is a former…

Christendom Graduate School to Honor Largest Graduating Class at Commencement Ceremonies

Christendom College will award a record-breaking and historic twenty-four Master of Arts in Theological Studies degrees to graduates during this year’s graduate school commencement exercises on Saturday, July 30. During the ceremonies, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the college’s Chapel of Christ the King, the graduate school’s new dean, Dr. R.J. Matava, will bestow the academic hood on each graduate, signifying his or her master’s degree, before giving out the diploma. The twenty-four candidates for graduation, which include…

Alumnus Ben Hatke Wins Prestigious Eisner Award

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ben Hatke (’00) was awarded the prestigious Will Eisner award for Best Publication for Early Readers this past Friday, July 22, during the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. Hatke, who earned his B.A. in history from Christendom, received the honor from the “Academy Awards of Comics” for his book Little Robot. Hatke has shown an immense talent for combining entertaining storytelling with beautiful artwork since his time as a student at Christendom, with his skill…

Christendom Appoints Catherine Schneider New Associate Director of Admissions

Christendom College recently appointed Catherine Schneider as the new associate director of admissions. A member of Christendom’s graduating class of 2016, Schneider will bring her love of Christendom to a wealth of new admissions programs, as the office looks to expand its outreach to families looking for a time-tested, Catholic liberal arts program. “Catherine’s love of Christendom will enable her to impact the college and its constituents in numerous positive ways, and help prospective students and their families come to…

Christendom Student Life Staff Bolstered with New Additions

Alumni Peter Blank (’16) and Mark Turner (’15) recently joined the staff of Christendom College, filling the positions of male residence director and Rome residence coordinator respectively. Both will work closely with the college’s student life office in promoting residential and community life on the college’s Front Royal, Va., and Rome campuses, helping to form and mentor students during their time at Christendom. “I am very excited to welcome Peter and Mark back to the student life team. I know…

Christendom College Mourns the Passing of Former Head Coach Greg Dick

[caption id="attachment_9613" align="alignleft" width="350"] Coach Dick (far right) with the Christendom basketball team, during the 1980s.[/caption] Greg Dick, who served Christendom as its first basketball coach from the 1980s through the 1990s, passed away this past Monday, July 18. A decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, Coach Dick helped foster the athletics department at Christendom in its earliest days, leaving behind a legacy of incredible sportsmanship and robust Catholicism. “Coach Dick was definitely a ‘people’ person who enjoyed engaging others.…

Business Sector Eagerly Seeking Out Liberal Arts Graduates

In the competitive world of business, college graduates need more help than ever before. While there are hundreds of thousands of job postings in the business sector every year, managers and owners are finding it harder to fill these positions, due to the shortage of graduates with the soft skills needed to truly succeed. For this reason, the world’s top businessmen are pushing for more and more schools to offer liberal arts educations — the very same liberal arts education…

Six Christendom Student-Athletes Named to All-State Academic Team

The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) honored six Christendom College student-athletes this past week, naming them to the prestigious Academic All-State team. Recognized for their tremendous academic achievements over the past year, the six student-athletes all retained a GPA of 3.6 or higher during the 2015-16 academic year, representing the high standard Christendom sets for all of its student-athletes. Student-athletes from a variety of different sports made the list for Christendom, including two soccer players, three members of the softball…

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