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September 29, 2017

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Alumni in Healthcare to Speak to Students

Alumni Catherine McFadden and Margaret Luckey will give the keys to their successes in nursing and counseling this coming Tuesday, October 3, in the latest “Life on Tap” networking event of the fall. Held at 7:30 p.m. in Christendom’s St. Kilian’s Café, the alumni will give insights and reflections on their career fields, and will be available for networking with students before and after the event. Refreshments will be provided, and all are invited to attend. [caption id="attachment_14411" align="aligncenter" width="625"]…

Christendom to Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Homecoming

Christendom will continue its 40th anniversary celebrations with homecoming weekend, to be held October 6-8. The three-day event, which is expected to draw a record-setting crowd of alumni, will feature a fireworks-spectacular, an exclusive sit-down dinner and dance, class reunions, the 8th annual Thomas S. Vander Woude Memorial Golf Tournament, and more. [caption id="attachment_14334" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Homecoming will be extra special this year, due to the college's 40th anniversary.[/caption] “Homecoming has always been a special time for the college, and this year…

College President’s Poetry Published in Ireland

A poem by college president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell has been published in Ireland, in the latest issue of Ireland of the Welcomes magazine. The poem, which is his first ever published, is titled “A Prayer at Thor Balyee,” and concerns 20th century literary figure W.B. Yeats’ summer home in Ireland. [caption id="attachment_14311" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Dr. O'Donnell giving a tour in Ireland during the St. Columcille Institute, an annual summer study abroad program.[/caption] O’Donnell, the author of Heart of the Redeemer…

WorldNetDaily Meets Christendom College

Christendom senior and National Merit Scholarship finalist Joe Wilson has a dream to be a writer post-graduation. As a result, he took his first steps towards making that dream a reality this past summer, getting an internship at the National Journalism Center and getting placed as a journalist at WND (WorldNetDaily), writing stories that thousands read each day. Wilson, a history major, has been interested in journalism for a long time. Growing up, like many of his generation, with the…

Crusaders to Raise National Championship Banner

A new sight will decorate the rafters of Crusader Gymnasium next Friday, October 6: the 2017 National Champions banner for the Christendom Crusaders rugby team. The banner will be unveiled during a special ceremony as part of the college’s homecoming weekend. [caption id="attachment_14279" align="aligncenter" width="625"] The 2017 NSCRO 7s National Champions.[/caption] The banner, which marks the first national championship for the college, will be raised at 7:00 p.m. in Crusader Gymnasium, with many members of last year’s championship-winning team in…

Alumni Now Make Up 20% of Seminarians in Diocese of Arlington

Virginia’s Diocese of Arlington has given graciously to Christendom since its founding 40 years ago, and Christendom has given graciously back in return. The college already has fourteen alumni serving as priests in the Diocese with that number set to increase, thanks to 20% of the diocese’s current class of seminarians proudly calling Christendom their alma mater. [caption id="attachment_14238" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Top, from left to right: Nicholas Blank, Philip Briggs, Andrew Clark, Jonathon Fioramonti, Joe Flaherty Bottom, from left to…

Financial Aid Program Helps Student Go “Home”

Why do we go to college? Is it to get a specific education for a specific job?  Or, is it to develop the mind in such a way that it is ready to face any challenge, no matter the job? The former seems to be the obvious answer, but the latter has been the traditional purpose of a college education. Thinking only about getting a degree for a particular job is a very narrowing approach, resulting in a generation that…

National Catholic Register Celebrates 40 Years of Christendom

The National Catholic Register recently wrote a feature story celebrating Christendom’s 40th anniversary, discussing the college's history and what staff and students attribute to its longevity. The piece, which features interviews with college founders, alumni, and current students, goes deep into the history of Christendom, explaining why it was founded and what is on the horizon for the college. [caption id="attachment_14214" align="aligncenter" width="625"] An aerial view of Christendom's campus.[/caption] “Just look at Christendom’s graduates if you want evidence of the…

Rugby Home Opener Caps Exciting Crusader Weekend

The 2017 National Champion Crusaders picked up right where they left off in their rugby home opener on Saturday, defeating University of Maryland Baltimore County 32-12. The win launched a perfect weekend for Christendom Athletics, with Lady Crusader soccer defeating Warren Wilson and Lady Crusader Volleyball winning a tri-match in their home opener. The Crusaders, coming off a tie in their season opener rugby game against Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), finished their first half down 10-12, with UMBC finding key…

Benefactor Donates $1 Million for New Chapel

An anonymous benefactor recently made a $1 million gift to Christendom College, a generous gift that will help fund the construction of the college’s new Christ the King Chapel. “This extraordinary gift is a sign of our supporters’ deep love for Christendom College and its important mission,” says Paul Jalsevac, vice president for advancement.  “We are training students to go out and restore all things in Christ, and the new Christ the King Chapel will be an outward sign of…

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