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July 28, 2017

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Counselors Set Record for Most Sessions Served for High School Summer Program

Experience Christendom Summer Program counselors Danielle Corcoran and Sylvia Messing are in record-breaking territory. Together, the two of them have welcomed students to each of the college’s one-week summer program sessions for the past three years, helping students get to know the college and sharing their experiences with them. By the end of this summer, they will have worked eighteen separate sessions — a new record, surpassing the previous total of sixteen. Because of their hard work, nearly a thousand…

New Student Life Team Announced

Christendom’s student life office leadership team has seen some changes over the summer. Acting in a new position of leadership for the student life office is former director of residence life Amanda Graf, who is now in a newly created position of director of student affairs. Taking over the newly revised position of dean of students is Tim Judge, while Christa McMahon has been selected as the new director of residence life. [caption id="attachment_13489" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Amanda Graf (left) is…

National Merit Scholarship Finalist Eager for Academic Rigor

National Merit Scholarship finalists are considered to be amongst the elite of the elite, and for good reason. High school students who have an outstanding PSAT score, academic record, essay, and an endorsement from a school official qualify for the National Merit Scholarship, with thousands applying each year. Incoming freshman Theresa Piroch is one of those elite of the elite who competed and won finalist status. With such clout, she could have gone anywhere. But, her #1 choice for college…

State Champion to Strive for Greatness at Christendom

Whether it’s on the pitch, field, or in the classroom, Vincent Duhig gives everything he has in all activities. As a student at Gregory the Great Academy, Duhig worked hard to find success in all of his endeavors, no matter how mundane or how grand. That spirit of “hard things are worth doing” has powered him his whole life, and has carried over into the all-important search for college as well. That search for a place where he would not…

Sen. Rick Santorum, Scott Hahn & Others Speak on Marriage & Family at Christendom Conference

Christendom College welcomed prominent speakers and hundreds of attendees for a one-day conference titled “Restoring the Divine Plan for Marriage & The Family” on its Front Royal, Virginia, campus on July 8. The one-day conference was well-received by the attendees, who learned, laughed, and cried during talks from Senator Rick Santorum, Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Timothy O’Donnell, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Mary Beth Bonacci, and Mary Stanford. Author, historian, and theologian Dr. Timothy O’Donnell began the conference with a talk titled…

Alumnus Tapped as Director of Philanthropy at FOCUS

The world of high education is a mess – particularly when it comes to the practice of religion. In a recent study this past spring, it was revealed that college freshmen are less religious than ever.  The number of college students with no religious affiliation has tripled in the last 30 years, from 10 percent in 1986 to 31 percent in 2016, according to data from the CIRP Freshman Survey. Over the same period, the number who attended religious services dropped from…

82nd Alumni Priest Ordained

Deacon Jonathon Fehrenbacher ’09 was ordained a priest by Raymond Cardinal Burke for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Pontiff on Thursday, July 6, in Florence, Italy. Canon Fehrenbacher, as priests of this particular order are called, is the 82nd alumnus ordained to the priesthood since the college’s founding in 1977 – 40 years ago this September. Canon Fehrenbacher, who was a star basketball player for the Crusaders as an undergraduate, has been assisting alumnus and Pastor Canon Michael…

Captain Thomas Francis – A True Catholic Hero

Captain Thomas A. Francis, a vibrant Catholic, devoted father, and friend of Christendom College, passed away earlier this week on the 4th of July. Francis sent eight of his nine of his children to Christendom and saw many of his sixty-three grandchildren eventually attend the college as well. He passed at the age of 88, leaving behind an incredible legacy and a tremendous example of fatherhood and Catholicism. “His faith was foremost in his life, bringing Padre Pio's message of…

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