St. Katherine College hosted its first annual President’s Gala on January 28th. Approximately 300 guests enjoyed hearing the College chorale, readings from the prize-winning poet and Visiting Professor Scott Cairns, and the first public performance of a piano composition by music Instructor Nazo Zakkak. Underwriters for the event included corporations, businesses, and individuals who are committed to the vision of an Orthodox Christian college. An Ancient Faith Radio audio summary of the event is available here.
Saint Katherine College began its second year of operation on January 9, 2012, when classes resumed for 11 traditional and 4 part-time students. The first year was marked by continuing expansion of course offerings and facilities. An OCA priest, Fr. Andrew Cuneo, is both a professor at St. Katherine, and the rector of the OCA’s
St. Katherine of Alexandria Orthodox Mission near campus.
Most students are taking courses in the College’s Core Integration series, mathematics, biological science, and theology, as well as electives in areas ranging from music theory to business ethics. Recently the school was awarded competitive grants to fund original research at the College.
Recruitment for the class entering in the fall is now full swing. The Admissions office has received applications from Orthodox students in all parts of the United States, and representatives of St. Katherine are actively participating in student events throughout the country.