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Nature Lovers (& Pokemon Hunters): Welcome At Chatfield!

On any given day I can walk outside the Welcome Center at Chatfield and become immersed in the natural surroundings of the St. Martin campus. No other college or university in the area can offer such a gorgeous expanse of acreage for its community to utilize for spiritual, personal, family or recreational use. The college…

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On To College by John Baylor: Five Tips for a Teen’s Summer

Summer can be a notoriously wasted three months for students. I know that mine often were. Parents might want to share these summer strategies with their lethargic teen in order to maximize his or her time away from the classroom: Champions are made during the off-season: Colleges primarily care about the Big Three: grades, scores, and…

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Should You Be Worried About the Zika Virus?

By now, you have probably heard of the Zika virus. The virus came to the attention of the world over the past few months due to an outbreak in Brazil, in particular because it is now known to have the ability to cause birth defects in pregnant women. Microencephaly, “small head” , is one of…

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Almost Famous: Thomas Lyon Hamer, The Man Who Literally Made Ulysses S. Grant

Very few people today would recognize the name, “Thomas Lyon Hamer” due to the mere whim of fate. His name should be in all U.S. History textbooks. He should be famous. Brown County, Ohio should have statues and plaques dedicated to him. He even resides eternally in the old cemetery in Georgetown, Ohio; few even…

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Ways of Giving to Chatfield College:

If you are like me,  you are receiving solicitations from several non-profit  organizations daily.  I have gone so far as to sort my mail by the recycling bin.   I wanted to let you know of several  ways that you can support our students at Chatfield College through your daily purchases. Chatfield College  participates in the…

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First Generation, Part 2

It wasn’t long before I began contemplating the next rung in the ladder of emancipation from ignorance. I found an acceptable online school, part of the Kansas State university system, and began pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Three years passed, which garnered experience in my somewhat “chosen” field, in addition to a Bachelor of General Studies…

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First Generation, Part 1

“First generation” can have assorted connotations. For this blogther (blog blather) it pertains to college student, which is appropriate to Chatfield College, don’t you know. Imagine this guy going to college for a minute? Go ahead, I’ll wait.  I, my mother, countless assorted acquaintances, and anyone who knows me, still find my life path surprising…but…

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“The Last Pale Light in the East”

Sitting in Saint Joseph’s a few weeks ago, I could not but help suffer from several conflicting emotions. There was pride, of course, for my friends that were left at Chatfield when I graduated and were now celebrating their own graduation. There was also a sense of longing, a call back, perhaps, to my own…

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High School Juniors and Seniors Have (Mostly) Big Plans

  This past spring I had the distinct pleasure of participating in a “speed networking” program at several Clermont County High Schools. This venture, put together by the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce, connected area high school juniors and seniors with more than fifty business leaders in a series of quick – seven minute- encounters. Teams of three or…

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Chatfield College Holds 45th Commencement Exercises

Chatfield College held its 45th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m., honoring 74 graduates at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cincinnati, OH. The ceremony included students from Chatfield’s campuses in St. Martin and Over-the-Rhine who either completed the requirements for graduation or will complete the requirements during the summer session. Two graduates,…

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