January President’s Pen:

We are building more than a building together.  That statement is now our theme for our upcoming Founders’ Dinner on April 18, 2020 but it is more than one event’s byline – it cuts to the heart of our mission at CRSM.  We are on a journey with our students to create real and lasting change in our world. Several … Read More

New Heights in Academic Achievement

Academic Achievements Dr. Michael Odiotti – Principal Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep In terms of key data points that we track; the percentage of students at a 2.0, the percentage of students at 3.0 and failure rate, we have matched or exceeded our all-time bests at the first semester. The fact that our GPA numbers continue to improve along … Read More

New Alumni Opportunities

The New Alumni Services Program   =  College & Career Support CRSM students graduate with a rigorous college prep education and an unparalleled work experience entry on their resume. Yet our alumni face obstacles to their college degree and employment goals unknown to most of their contemporaries. Alumni can now reach out to Alumni Services for one-on-one help. College Support  – … Read More

“CRSM has always been there for me”: An Interview with Dulce Zarinana

Dulce (CRSM ’16, Carthage ’19) and I met at CRSM the afternoon of the Alumni Christmas party. We spoke about her involvement with Campus Ministry’s volunteer trips, her bachelor’s thesis, early graduation from Carthage College and her aspirations in politics.   The following conversation has been edited and condensed.   Thanks for meeting with me. This worked out well, meeting … Read More

2019 Alumni Christmas Party

The 2019 Alumni Christmas Party kicked off at 5:30 on December 18th. It was a well attended affair – dinner and libations were served up as well as two exciting announcements. 1) The Phase II Construction Project is scheduled to begin in February 2) A new and exciting initiative has begun: Mary Ann Hocter has been appointed as the Director … Read More

“The Genuine Article – Something Greater Than Just Me”: An Interview with Angel Gomez

I had lunch with Angel (CRSM ’14, Dominican University ’18) down the street from where he works as an Executive Team Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent of Waukegan Public Schools. His journey with his family from Laredo, Texas to Zion to Waukegan was interesting, but the telling of his personal journey made me realize that he’s the genuine article. The … Read More