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Lifting People Out of Poverty in Portland

This story appears in the Spring 2017 edition of Instaurare. Subscribe today! It can be said that many people don’t know what to do with their finances. If this were not the case, there would not be a whole aisle at bookstores dedicated to financial planning, and people such as Dave Ramsey would not have such a “cult following.” For many people, not knowing how to plan financially can send them spiraling into debt, and can keep them from realizing their dreams.…

College Welcomes New Chaplain

Arlington Diocese’s Bishop Michael Burbidge has assigned Fr. Marcus Pollard as the new head chaplain at Christendom College. Fr. Pollard’s assignment began in July, and he will con-celebrate the college’s Mass of the Holy Spirit, which officially opens the new academic year, with Bishop Burbidge on August 20. Fr. Pollard was born in Frankfurt, West Germany, on Dec. 22, 1962, to David and Ilse Pollard. He has three brothers, including Fr. Christopher Pollard, who currently serves as pastor of St.…

Pro-Life League President Ready to Lead at College

Bridget Duffy is a born leader. A high schooler from Massachusetts, she has already proven her strength and intelligence in a variety of roles, from the classroom, to the basketball court, to the fight for a pro-life America. She seems destined for great accomplishments, making the all-important college decision a crucial one in her young life. Where she went could either help her continue to grow into an even greater leader, or stunt her into a different path. With that…

Christendom Celebrates Graduate School Commencement

Twenty-one graduate students earned their Master of Arts in theological studies from Christendom College’s graduate school on August 5, while three earned their Advanced Apostolic Catechetical Diplomas. During the ceremony, each graduate received the academic hood from graduate school dean Dr. R.J. Matava, before receiving their diploma from vice president for academic affairs Dr. Greg Townsend. [caption id="attachment_13594" align="aligncenter" width="625"] The twenty-one members of the graduating class, along with faculty.[/caption] Graduate David Booz delivered the valedictory address, encouraging his fellow…

High School Summer Program Shatters Enrollment Records

After nineteen summers of being the most popular, well attended, and highly ranked summer program of its kind, there were seemingly few ways for the Experience Christendom Summer Program to improve. And yet, the program exceeded its reputation in 2017, with every available spot filled for the first time ever. Two hundred and eighty-eight high school seniors participated in the program during the months of June and July, getting a taste of the college experience during a week most frequently…

Department of Justice Internship Opens Doors

Anthony Brooks, a rising senior, has been interested in politics and government for the past few years. Majoring in political science and economics at Christendom has intensified his interest and given him the skills and knowledge he needs to pursue the world of politics after college. This summer, Brooks is working in D.C. in a competitive internship at the Department of Justice, where he is gaining skills and making connections that will give him an edge in the field post-graduation.…

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

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…

Healthcare Crusaders

This story appears in the Spring 2017 edition of Instaurare. Subscribe today! One of the greatest kindnesses known to man is the gift of healing. Every day, in the world’s hospitals, this kindness is revealed time and again, as ordinary people help others to become well again. For many Christendom alumni, the gift of healing has become their calling as they work in the medical field. Alumni have utilized their broad liberal arts education to gain entrance to medical and nursing schools…

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…

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