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Chatfield to hold first-ever Homecoming celebration

September 7th, 2010

Chatfield College will host its first-ever Homecoming celebration October 16, 2010 at the St. Martin campus located in Brown County. The all-day event will include an alumni reception, a procession to the Ursuline Cemetery, a student-produced variety show, an art show, picnic, live entertainment along with corn hole and tennis tournaments.

The Chatfield College Alumni Association plans to reconnect the almost 1,000 living alumni during the day-long celebration.

“To be such a small college and to see so many people from different graduating classes, it feels like one big family even if I never had the opportunity to meet them all personally,” says Carmen Summers, Vice President of the Chatfield College Alumni Association.

Chatfield experienced its highest enrollment this fall far surpassing last year's enrollment by more than 70 percent, leading Chatfield President John Tafaro to encourage the ever-growing student body to organize a large-scale Homecoming event.

“As the fastest growing College in greater Cincinnati, we have a lot to be excited about. We want to celebrate not only with our current students, but with our incredible alumni, faculty, staff, supporters and neighbors who helped make us who we are today,” says Tafaro.

Established in 1971, Chatfield will celebrate its 40-year anniversary in 2011 and the Homecoming celebration will reflect on the history of Chatfield. Among the fun-filled activities of Homecoming is the procession to the Ursuline Cemetary to visit the graves of Sister Julia Chatfield, Sister Miriam Thomson and Sister Xavier Ladrigan, the leaders of the Ursuline Sisters who arrived in Brown, County in 1845 and established a log cabin school. That school and a series of educational institutions to follow became the forerunners of Chatfield College.

“The history of our school is what makes Chatfield, Chatfield. You can't put into words how much work the Ursuline Sisters put into making the school what it is today. I am so proud of our heritage and happy to celebrate it,” says Summers.

Because Chatfield is offering many of the events and food free of charge, please RSVP to 513-875-3344, ext. 110 or email britney.grimmelsman@chatfield.edu.

Chatfield College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree in St. Martin and Cincinnati.  Chatfield is an open enrollment college and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  Prospective students need only to have a High School Diploma or GED to attend and will be guided individually through the enrollment and Financial Aid application process.  The St. Martin campus is located in northern Brown County at 20918 State Route 251.The Findlay Market location is at 1800 Logan Street; Cincinnati, OH  45202.  For more information, visit the website, at www.chatfield.edu, call 513-921-9856 or emailadmissions@chatfield.edu

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