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Longtime Board Chairman Donna Bethell Retires

Longtime board member Donna Bethell stepped down from her role on the college’s Board of Directors this past Saturday at their quarterly meeting.  Bethell joined the Christendom Board in 1998 and became Chairman of the Board in 2001, and then Vice Chairman in February of 2019 when Steve O’Keefe became Chairman. In her 21 years on the board, Bethell has been a trusted advisor to the college, and has shown a great commitment to Christendom’s mission. Bethell has supported the college through promising times and difficult times, and her steadfast years of service to the college are deeply appreciated…

Padre Pio Scholars Thriving at Christendom

Catherine McCaughey, Matteo Stocco, and Katie Svoboda are the class of 2023’s Padre Pio Scholars. After submitting essays and coming to campus in March for a series of interviews, these 3 students won the three Padre Pio full-tuition scholarships offered by the college each year. Catherine McCaughey is from Nashville, Tennessee, and is graduate of Seton Home Study School.  Catherine’s cousin, Maria Bonvissuto, a class of 2015 graduate and Padre Pio scholar herself, encouraged McCaughey to consider Christendom. After attending the Experience Christendom…

Christendom Mourns the Loss of First Chaplain Father Cornelius O’Brien

Father Cornelius O’Brien served the Christendom Community as a chaplain for 25 years and was a passionate supporter of the college from its very beginning. He passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the age of 87. Father O’Brien was born in County Cork, Ireland, on January 16, 1932. As a young man he attended St. Patrick Seminary in Carlow, and was ordained a priest in June of 1955. After several years as a priest in Ireland, he moved to the United States and served for 7 years in the Diocese of Alexandria, LA. In 1976, Bishop Thomas…

Soccer and Volleyball Seasons in Full Swing

  Volleyball and Soccer are finally back! Team members returned to campus early in order to train for the upcoming seasons, so the anticipation has been building amongst players to be back on the court or on the field. With several home games on the horizon, the Christendom community is excited to rally behind the student athletes as their seasons get under way. During the 2018 season, the women’s volleyball team took second place at the national championship. Inspired by…

Career Services Boosted for 2019-2020 School Year

As part of Christendom’s vision to “Restore all things in Christ,” the college strives to prepare students to be leaders in their fields. Of course, the study of the liberal arts and community life at Christendom are essential to this preparation, but the career services offered at Christendom give students the practical tools and resources to enter whichever field they choose. The personalized career counseling offered by Director of Career Development Kristin Stephens and the Education for Life courses taken…

Freshman from Ireland Chooses Christendom

Freshmen Michelle Kelly didn’t pack up her car and drive to campus like most college freshmen. She got on a plane and travelled across the Atlantic from County Mayo in west Ireland, quite a distance from the Shenandoah Valley. Though daunting, the long distance from home did not prevent her from bravely pursuing what she describes as a “calling from God” to attend Christendom College. Kelly first interacted with Christendom when she attended the St. Columcille Institute in the summer…

Christendom Welcomes New Students and Begins 43rd Year

Christendom College began its 43rd academic year with a Mass of the Holy Spirit offered in the Chapel of Christ the King by Bishop Michael Burbidge on Sunday, August 25. At that Mass, the entire faculty made an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium and made a profession of Faith, stating that they would not teach anything contrary to the Faith in any of their academic areas of expertise. Although required for professors who teach theology at the college level, Christendom’s…

Alumna Improves Library’s Rare Book Room Inventory

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Graduate School Announces Fall Schedule of Classes

[caption id="attachment_32052" align="alignnone" width="2000"] Dr. Andrew Montanaro[/caption] With graduation ceremonies behind them, the faculty and staff at Christendom’s graduate school are preparing for the fall semester, where they will offer many opportunities for new and returning students to delve deeper into the truths of the faith and the great patrimony of the Catholic Church. Students who choose to earn their Master of Arts in Theological Studies can choose to concentrate their studies in a variety of areas, including Sacred Scripture,…

General Contractor Selected for New Christ the King Chapel

Christendom College officially signed Hoar Construction as the General Contractor for the new Christ the King Chapel project. For more than 75 years, Hoar Construction has been a leader in the industry, with an impressive history of notable projects across the country. Initially, the company specialized in the construction of churches and then expanded its focus to include commercial, retail, and industrial projects, including the construction of major hospitals, medical centers, and universities. After initial site work and the issuance…