Photo: Chatfield Graduation
Chatfield College held its 45th commencement ceremony last month a St. Joseph Church in Over-the-Rhine/Cincinnati. The open enrollment school founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Brown County operates two campuses, the rural St. Martin and the urban OTR locations, and offers two-year liberal arts degrees that give students from a variety of backgrounds the opportunity for higher education. Seventy-five students from both campuses received associates degrees. A student from each campus — Mariah Powell (St. Martin) and Emily Scott (OTR) — received the Julia Chatfield Distinguished Student Award, given for academic achievement and leadership. Rev. David Long (class of 1976) delivered the commencement speech and received the annual Dean Agatha Fitzgerald, OSU Excellence in Teaching Award. After graduating from Chatfield, Rev. Long completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilmington College and a Master of Divinity Degree degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. Ordained in the United Methodist Church in 1982, he later served in the US Army before returning to Chatfield in 2011 to serve as an Adjunct Instructor of Religion and Philosophy at the St. Martin campus.
Photo courtesy Chatfield College. To watch a video of the graduation ceremony, click here.
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