Anthony Ochoa Talks About Coming Back to CRSM

Meet Anthony on Video…   A recent graduate of Bates College, Anthony has taken a job with Schuler Scholars* to work at his alma mater.   “We are thrilled to have Anthony joining our Cristo Rey St. Martin Schuler team. His perspective as an alumnus of both the school and Schuler will be a significant asset in the years ahead.” … Read More

“a dream to buy my mom a house”: An Interview with Czier-Anne Gone

Since her graduation from CRSM in 2013, Czier-Anne earned two bachelor’s degrees – Physics from Loyola University and Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.  She took time out to speak with me about her early struggles with the English language, her deep involvement with CRSM, her heroes, and the continuing use of her talent in the sciences.   … Read More

“It’s good to be uncomfortable”: An Interview with Josh Washington

  Josh graduated from CRSM in 2017. I spoke with him just after he received his degree in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics from Loyola University. Josh is a study in humility and competence. His record of achievement is remarkable given his young age – and there is much more to come. Thanks so much for making time for me, … Read More

July President’s Pen: Today is the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

Today is the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola.  Among his many inspired writings, including The Spiritual Exercises, he is purported to have said, “Pray as if God will take care of all; act as if all is up to you.”  Another saying attributed to him is, “Love is shown more in deeds than in words.”  We love our students and we … Read More

June President’s Pen: If not us, who?  If not now, when?

IF NOT US, WHO?  IF NOT NOW, WHEN? Variations of these words are attributed to numerous people over time going back all the way to Hillel the Elder.  Hillel is a significant figure in Judaism and one of the most famous sages of the Talmud.  Rabbinical scholars believe that Jesus of Nazareth was likely familiar with some of his teachings.  … Read More

May President’s Pen: How are things going with Cristo Rey St. Martin?

“How are things going with Cristo Rey St. Martin?”  In these pandemic times that seemingly simple question is really quite complex.  A whole lot is going on right now, some of it heartbreaking, but much of it inspiring and hopeful.  Let’s start with our families.  About 1/3 of our parents lost their jobs in the first couple weeks of lockdown.  … Read More

Alumni Support: A little fear and stress in their voices – but mostly grit

We have had multiple calls with college age alumni to review and refine resumes and prepare for interviews.  While the outlook for some internship and job opportunities for the summer are uncertain, it is critical to keep applying! We continue to work with area employers to understand their hiring needs. As a team, we are checking in with alumni to … Read More

February President’s Pen: Remembering What is Really Important

Our students and Campus Ministry department put on a wonderful Ash Wednesday service here at CRSM.  Based on the Taizé format, it was a prayerful hour of scripture, music and silence.  I really marvel at our students’ deep sense of faith and reverence so apparent during events like these and at our masses.  How gratifying to be among young people … Read More