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June 27, 2017

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Chinese Convert Deepens Faith at Christendom

When Bryan Zhu came to America from China four years ago, he arrived with a specific purpose in mind: study, prepare, and be accepted to an American college. Many Chinese students move in with an American family during high school with the same purpose in mind, so there was nothing “new” in Zhu’s plan. Or so he thought. Just last week, Zhu was a participant in the Experience Christendom Summer Program, an event that deepened Zhu’s Catholic faith — a…

Family Sends Ten of Their Children to Christendom

There’s a correlation between being Catholic and having a large family. People have often seen the large 15-passenger vans of Catholic families in their local communities, shuttling the many children to school, Church, and elsewhere. Due to the size of these families, however, it can often be difficult to send them all to college because of the financial constraints. And yet, the Hepler family of Cranberry, Pennsylvania, has sent ten of their children to Christendom College, with their son, Thomas,…

Scholarship Price Match Program Helps Irish Dancer Come to Christendom

When it comes to Irish dancing, Basia (pronounced "Basha") Syski does it all. She has been Irish dancing for the past eleven years, and competes at the championship level. When she’s not dancing herself, she’s teaching others how to, through the Leap of Faith Irish Dance Camp, a camp she founded and has directed for the past three years. As a student at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, Maryland, she has been equally invested in her coursework. Basia is…

Catholic Culture Inspires Alumni to the Priesthood

It is often said, “There is no vocation shortage, but rather, a shortage in those who respond to God’s call.”  At Christendom College, there is no shortage of those who respond to His call.  Approaching its 40th anniversary in September of this year, Christendom College has seen 80 alumni ordained to the priesthood and 50 ladies accept God’s call to the religious life.  This summer, two more alumni will be receiving the sacrament of Holy Orders, bringing the total number…

Bagpiper to Seek Truth at Christendom

The sound of bagpipes is unmistakable. Whether in movies, TV shows, or around an Irish Pub, the distinctly European blare of the bagpipes causes a festive vibe on any occasion. Competitive bagpiper and incoming freshman Jacob Altmanshofer certainly agrees, and he is eager to bring his talents to the myriad of events at Christendom College this coming fall, while also seeking to answer life’s biggest questions through what he believes is the best collegiate education in the nation. Altmanshofer first…

Alumna Finds Nursing Success After Liberal Arts

Nursing remains one of the most popular (and lucrative) careers for recent college graduates, often appearing on top five lists of best college degrees. While many choose to study only nursing in college, there are now many more options for non-nursing students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Accelerated nursing programs, which give students who have already earned a BA degree a BSN in as little as 12 to 18 months, are gaining popularity with now over…

Christendom College Wins Rugby National Championship in Overtime

Christendom College: national champions. The Christendom Crusaders rugby team won the NSCRO 7’s National Championship in Philadelphia in dramatic fashion on Sunday, June 4, defeating St. Mary’s College of Maryland in overtime 24-19. The victory brought the school its first-ever national championship, as the Crusaders wowed the crowd of over 15,000 attendees with their incredible come-from-behind win. [caption id="attachment_12890" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Emotions poured out as the Crusaders celebrated their overtime victory and their first National Championship.[/caption] The Crusaders earned their…

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