CRSM Scholars Attend On-Site Kick-Off

On July 12th, college counselors, Sharon Holdvogt & Beth Kainic, accompanied ten rising CRSM seniors to the 5th Annual Scholars College Fair at University of Illinois. The event brings in over 150 colleges and universities from around the country to meet the new class of 2020 who are in the process of building their potential college list. CRSM students attended … Read More

Students Embark on Border Immersion Trip

On June 7th, five Cristo Rey students supervised by Edwin Medina (CRSM ’11), an accountant at Cristo Rey, arrived at Saint Xavier Mission in Tuscon – the oldest intact European structure in Arizona, often referred to as the “white dove of the desert”.   The group embarked on a week-long border immersion trip to join  Fr. Corey Brost, CSV, @brostcsv … Read More

Experiencing College for the First Time

On the 17th of July, 106 CRSM freshmen traveled to St. Mary’s University of Winona, to take part in one of the most innovative freshman programs in the country – a “live-in” college campus experience. Now in its seventh year, the program was described by school President Preston Kendall as “a way to give incoming freshmen a positive rite of … Read More

“Don’t Give Up; You’ll Get There”: An Interview with Jessica Borjon

I spoke with Jessica (CRSM ’07, Loyola University ’14) about her extended stays in the hospital during the school year, her experiences in the workplace and her quest to find passion for a career. The following conversation has been edited and condensed. First of all, thanks for taking the time for us. I know your job in human resources at … Read More

Freshmen Class Getting Ready

to “Go Corporate”   Freshmen finished their first week of training in the Corporate Work Study Program.  Another 2 week session is coming up in August to make sure they’re ready to go for our business partners!   There is no doubt that Cristo Rey St. Martin is a leader in work study training. Students work diligently on a wide … Read More

A Letter to the Seniors

May 17, 2019 Hey, Seniors, it’s me – your old pal Junebug.  Hope you are having a great retreat.  Hard to believe it will be your last as CRSM students.  Time flies.  I’m going to miss your smiling faces around campus (and the scratches behind my ears)! As you prepare to leave CRSM and begin the next step in your … Read More

CRSM Class of 2019 Salutatorian Address

On May 31, 2019, the CRSM community celebrated the Class of 2019.  The evening started with a Baccalaureate Mass at Most Blessed Trinity in Waukegan, followed immediately by the Graduation ceremony.  The Class of 2019 Salutatorian Ranee Sanford addressed her classmates at the onset of Graduation; the following is a re-print of her remarks that evening. Good Evening everyone. Before … Read More

Senior Send-Off and Graduation 2019: Cristo Rey continues to fulfill its promise – get students to and through college

Friday morning, May 31st. Graduation festivities at Cristo Rey St. Martin began at 8 a.m. with its raucous, annual tradition of Senior Send-Off. The whole student body gathered to say good-bye to 95 graduating seniors, which tied the record for largest class in the school’s history. Academics, Work Study and Campus Ministry celebrated its seniors’ achievements with music, awards, photo … Read More

Corporate Work Study Wraps Up 2019

As the 2019 school year comes to a close, several of Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Partners take it upon themselves to coach our students on final, summative presentations.   The goal of these final presentations vary depending on each Corporate Partner, but often they include highlights of the student’s work over the past year, reflections from the students on … Read More