Chatham News

10th Annual Think Big Forum to highlight products or services made by women, for women.

PITTSBURGH—The tenth annual Think Big Forum hosted by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will focus on “By Women, For Women: Celebrating 10 Years of Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh.” Speakers are women entrepreneurs from the Greater Pittsburgh Area whose products or services have made a difference for women. They include: Cara Jones-Harries, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Marinus Analytics, Nicole Narvaez Manns, Founder and Owner of Nikki’s Magic Wand, Rohini Shah, Founder of Blu Salt, and Sophia Berman and Laura West, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, respectively, of Trusst Lingerie.

These remarkable women will share their experiences on building a business, including identifying a market niche, developing a unique value proposition, bringing a product or service to market, and dealing with the competition at the evening forum to be held on Tuesday, October 13th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. The cost to attend is $45.

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PITTSBURGH:   Chatham University has announced the launch of a graduate and undergraduate chapter of Net Impact with the 2015-2016 academic year. Net Impact is a 501 (c)(3) which serves to inspire a new generation of leaders to use their careers to make social and environmental change within and beyond the business world.  Net Impact has over 300 undergraduate, graduate, and professional chapters and 60,000 members.

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Chatham University again receives best college rankings from U. S. News and World Report

PITTSBURGH:  U. S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the nation’s best colleges and universities has placed Chatham University #53 in the “Regional University North” category.  With this ranking, Chatham improves three spots over the previous year, and continues to be the highest ranked institution in the Pittsburgh region in the “Regional University North” category.

Chatham was also recognized as having a Best Online Bachelor’s Program and Best Online Graduate Nursing Program.  More than 1,200 programs were surveyed by  to arrive at these rankings.  The methodology used for ranking includes Student Engagement; Faculty Credentials and Training; Peer Reputation; and more. More information available at the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges website.

Chatham Graduate Psychology Program to Offer Continuing Education Programs

PITTSBURGH:   On September 25, 2015, Chatham University will co-sponsor a continuing education (CE) event at PNC Park, providing American Psychological Association-approved CE credits for psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and counselors. Community collaborators for the event are the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association (GPPA) and Gateway to Collaboration, a group of attorneys and psychologists who do collaborative divorce work. The continuing education programs are being presented as part of the GPPA 2015 Networking & Educational Fair.  Detailed information about speakers, schedule, and registration can be found here.

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PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University’s online programs were selected at a Top 5 “Best Online College” in the state of Pennsylvania by Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online).

Rankings were determined based on various cost-to-quality criteria and metrics, or the AC Online Peer-Based Value.  This proprietary metric compares qualitative components of colleges with similar costs, against the tuition of colleges with similar quality metrics. The general criteria and scoring metrics include: student-faculty ratio; loan default rate; job placement and career counseling for graduates; and online tuition rate.

More detailed information on Chatham’s ranking and a complete listing of ranked Pennsylvania institutions can be found on their website.

Chatham’s Creative Writing Program Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

PITTSBURGH: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has a awarded a grant to support the Make Mine Words Reading Series, part of the Words Without Walls program, a creative partnership between the Chatham MFA Creative Writing Program, Allegheny County Jail, State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh, and Sojourner House, a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility for mothers and their children.

The NEA grant will allow Chatham to host three nationally recognized authors featured in the anthology Words without Walls:  Writers on Addiction, Violence, and Incarceration for public readings and book signings to the Pittsburgh community.   Sheryl St. Germain, director of Chatham’s MFA in Creative Writing program and co-founder of the Words Without Walls program, leads the Make Mine Words series. For a full listing of speakers and other events, please visit

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Harvard Professor and award-winning author to speak at Opening Convocation

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University has announced that Harvard Professor and award-winning author, Richard J. Light Ph.D., will speak at Chatham’s 2015 Opening Convocation ceremony on Sunday August 30th at 4 PM in the Campbell Memorial Chapel.

Dr. Light is the Carl H. Pforzheimer Jr. Professor of Teaching and Learning at Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of Making the Most of College. Built around ten years of student interviews, the book asks, “Why do some students in the United States make the most of college, while others struggle and look back on years of missed opportunities?” Making the Most of College offers concrete advice on choosing classes, talking productively with advisors, improving writing and study skills, maximizing the value of research assignments, and connecting learning inside the classroom with the rest of life.

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PITTSBURGH: Chatham University announced today the hiring of Leonard Trevino as the Director of Athletics. As Director of Athletics, Trevino will oversee the university’s NCAA Division III athletic program, which includes eight women’s and six men’s sports that are launching their inaugural seasons in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Trevino comes to Chatham from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland where he served as Associate Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach. As Associate Athletic Director, Trevino oversaw staffing and hiring, team scheduling, operations of the sports and recreation center, corporate fundraising and budgeting.
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Sierra Magazine ranks Chatham as one of America’s “Greenest Colleges” for the 3rd year in a row

PITTSBURGHSierra magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, has ranked Chatham University as the country’s 22nd greenest university in its ninth annual ranking of the nation’s “Cool Schools.” This is the 3rd year in a row that Chatham has earned this top 25 honor. The rankings, published in the magazine’s latest issue, salute the higher education institutions across the United States that are weaving sustainability into their culture and upholding high environmental standards. .

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PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University is once again named as one of the best colleges in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review in their annual “Best in the Northeast” recommended schools list. You can access the rankings at the Princeton Review website.

“We chose Chatham University and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics,”  said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Senior VP-Publisher.
“The Princeton Review editors made their selections based on data the company collected from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisors whose opinions the company solicits.”

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