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Chatfield College Welcomes Community to Weigh-In on Strategic Plan

Chatfield College is working hard on its next three-year strategic plan, and we welcome your input! As our sensational new Academic Dean, Dr. Peter Hanson told me, “Periodic but regular strategic planning is the sign of a vibrant and healthy academic institution.”   One of Chatfield’s many strengths is the close relationships we maintain with our…

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Scholarship Opportunity for Brown County High School Seniors Tied to U.S. Constitution

Chatfield College is offering a U.S. Constitution Scholarship to a Brown County high school senior. In order to apply, students must submit an essay describing, “What the U.S. Constitution Means to Me”  The $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to one Brown County high school senior who enrolls at Chatfield College, with $1,000 available per semester…

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Inclement Weather Policy

As an institution of higher education, Chatfield College must always weigh carefully any decision related to the cancelling of classes due to weather events. We encourage personal safety as the primary focus, and that is necessarily a personal consideration that will differ from person to person, across the variety of weather patterns from which we…

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Student Spotlight- Elizabeth Burnside

Elizabeth Burnside wants everyone to know you are never too old to go back to school. At the age of 56, she is a full-time student at Chatfield’s Over-the-Rhine campus. Many people think a mother of two and grandmother of four could never go back to college, but Elizabeth had the support of her family…

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Benefits of Small Class Sizes

Many people who attend college classes with a large number of students don’t enjoy the experience.  “I felt like I was just a number” or “I felt lost in the shuffle” are common complaints.  The benefits of small class sizes at the elementary and secondary levels are well known, but those benefits translate to the…

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When That Big-Time College Doesn’t Work Out

This is the time of year – after all the holiday celebrations are done and the decorations put away – when college students head back to school. Or do they? According to research by Complete College, only 19 percent of college students complete their bachelor’s degrees in the “traditional” four years. Some are overwhelmed with academic challenges. Others simply can’t justify,…

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Alumni Profile: Christina Schnetzer

Sometimes life has a way of bringing us full circle, and that’s exactly what alumna Christina Schnetzer, ’97, says about returning to Chatfield as an instructor. A very active student who has become a dedicated part-time faculty member, Christina says Chatfield is her academic home, and she can’t imagine being anywhere else. In 1994, Christina…

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No More Worrying: There’s a Safe and Local Option

Safety and security on college campuses is a concern for many people these days. Each year, thousands of parents see their students heading off to begin their college careers.  And even though the kids are grown, the parents still worry about them. One local college that has an excellent record for safety and security is…

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Consider Giving to Chatfield This #Giving Tuesday

After Thanksgiving, many of you fought the long lines and did some early Christmas shopping on Black Friday.  Many more of you shopped on Small Business Saturday, which helps our small local businesses.  Today, some of you are probably making purchases on Cyber Monday on your breaks or lunch hour.  Tomorrow, we celebrate generosity on…

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Student Spotlight-Trent Moore

Many of our students overcome obstacles to be able to sit in our classrooms and pursue their dreams of earning a degree. Trent Moore is no different. Without any type of formal education or support system in place, Trent managed to obtain his GED and enroll himself in college. After a failed attempt and much…

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