February President’s Pen: When the Holy Spirit Slaps Me Upside the Head

We held our second round of admissions interviews last week. Parents or guardians are divided from students and each is interviewed separately.  At times it can be very revealing about the level of parental participation when one doesn’t know their own child’s favorite subject or cannot elaborate on any school activities in which their student participates. On the other hand, … Read More

Trailblazer: First-Gen College Grad Sprints into Entrepreneurial Career

At 24, Baltazar Pizano is poised in the first half of 2017 to launch a promising start-up, join his father in his entrepreneurial efforts, and pass the CPA exam — with an ultimate goal of a long-term career in private equity. Less than two years after graduating with honors from Loyola University, this millennia and Class of 2011 CRSM graduate is currently … Read More

Lights, Camera….CRSM “Day in the Life” video nominated for Emmy

And the Emmy nominees for Outstanding Achievement for Public Affairs/Current Affairs Programming include: Cristo Rey St. Martin’s “A Day in the Life of a Cristo Rey Student,” produced by Bitter Jester Creative Inc. The Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will name winners Dec. 3, 2016. Stay tuned! Thank you to our very own Sam … Read More

October President’s Pen: Hope is the Opposite of Poverty

Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Mettawa, Vernon Hills, Libertyville… Who wouldn’t want to live in these safe, stable communities with great amenities and terrific schools? Many of us live in these places and are raising our families there. Not far away. In fact, closer than you might think; right in our own backyards, the situation is dramatically and tragically different. In … Read More