Christendom College

Christendom to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Graduate School Merger During Commencement Ceremonies

August 2, 2017

Christendom College will award twenty-one Master of Arts degrees during this year’s graduate school commencement ceremonies on Saturday, August 5.

2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of the merger between the Notre Dame Institute and Christendom College, which allowed Christendom to begin offering Master of Arts degrees in theological studies, as well as both basic and advanced catechetical diplomas.

During the ceremonies on August 5, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the college’s Christ the King Chapel, the graduate school’s dean, Dr. R.J. Matava, will bestow the academic hood on each graduate before giving out the diploma.

Christendom’s vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Gregory Townsend, will be on hand to award diplomas at commencement.

The twenty-one candidates for graduation, which includes priests, religious, and lay people, are David Booz, Rev. Joseph Mary Brown, Olivia Colville, Michael Evans, Christopher Fencl, Anthony Fernandes, Roberto Funes, Robert Gillespie, Lora Gonder, Brendan Graves, David Jaswa, Maribeth Kelly, Joseph Kwiatkowski, Eneyda Martinez, Iris Pollock, Sr. Mary Michael Reiss, Beatriz Bueno, Scott Roy, Irene Schneider, Rev. Joseph Tran, and Patrick Tunnell II.

Advanced Apostolic Catechetical Diplomas will also be awarded to Anthony Fernandez, Maribeth Kelly, and Scott Roy.

Christendom’s graduate program offers students a faithful, flexible, and affordable education in theological studies.  Students can attend classes at the Alexandria, Va., campus, on the Front Royal, Va., campus, or anytime online.  Each of this year’s graduates completed their master’s degrees with a concentration in a specific discipline of study, either systematic theology, consecrated life, evangelization and catechesis, or moral theology.

For more information about Christendom’s graduate school, please visit graduate.christendom.edu.

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