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Scholar Spotlight: Felicia Lee

More than two decades after dropping out of school as a teenager, Felicia Lee headed back to the classroom to get her GED. At the age of 40, the mother of three children determined that not having that credential was holding her back from employment opportunities. Once she earned her GED, she set her sights…

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Scholar Spotlight: Anna Robertson

National Day of the Horse is celebrated in the United States every December 13 but one of our Chatfield Edge scholars likely celebrates horses every day of the year. Meet Anna Robertson, an Equine Studies major at Asbury University in Wilmore, KY, who fell in love with horses at the age of four and may…

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Volunteer Spotlight: April Houk

April Houk has strong connections to Chatfield. Living just a mile away, she often rides her bike or walks through the campus and even got married in Chatfield’s historic Sacred Heart Chapel. Her husband’s family has farmed nearby land for almost 40 years and his grandmother was even a cook at the former boarding school…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Diann Blizniak

While paging through Movers and Makers Magazine last spring, Diann Blizniak paused when she saw an article about The Chatfield Edge’s “Celebrating Our Scholars” luncheon. Having retired (mostly) about four years ago, she found herself looking for something more—a volunteer opportunity that spoke to her.  She was familiar with the Ursuline’s educational legacy (her daughter…

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Mother of Chatfield’s fifth president passes away

CLICK HERE TO DONATE to the Joseph W. Tafaro Scholarship fund in memory of Florence Tafaro, mother of Chatfield’s fifth president, John P. Tafaro. Florence Tafaro Obituary The Chatfield Edge community mourns the loss of Florence Reino Tafaro. Mrs. Tafaro was the mother of Chatfield’s fifth president, John P. Tafaro. She was a loyal friend…

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FAQs on Apprenticeship Programs and Skilled Trades

With the rising costs of a four-year college or university degree putting traditional postsecondary education out of reach for some, there is (finally!) more focus on skilled trades and apprenticeship programs. The week of November 13-19 is National Apprenticeship Week, a week that the U.S. Department of Labor, the White House, and employers across the…

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Student Spotlight: Jackie Schmidt

As part of its mission, The Chatfield Edge endeavors to support non-traditional students. Jackie Schmidt, a current Chatfield Edge scholar, certainly fits in that category. Jackie grew up in Fayetteville and was the youngest of six children. Her mom went to Chatfield College and taught at the college after she retired from a career teaching…

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Donor Spotlight: Karin Burwinkel

If you drive down the long tree-lined lane to the tranquil St. Martin office of The Chatfield Edge, you may run into Karin Burwinkel. She has a quilting studio on campus, complete with a longarm quilting machine. This is Karin’s retreat, her home away from home. Karin has had a home at Chatfield since she…

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Hispanic and Latino student

Serving Cincinnati’s Fast-Growing Hispanic and Latino Population

Ohio’s Hispanic and Latino population has grown by 63.4% since 2000, according to the Greater Cincinnati Latino Coalition, and in Cincinnati, this population is young, with almost half under the age of 18. Every immigrant’s story about why they left their home country to come to the United States is unique. And every Hispanic and…

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Student Story: Meet Arneqka Lester

It Doesn’t Matter Where You Start Arneqka Lester grew up on Cincinnati’s west side and knows her experience with high school will sound familiar to many students. That’s why she’s so open about sharing it. “I struggled when I was younger. I had complications throughout high school. I was a troubled child, hated school, and…

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