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Billingsley Joins CBU as Vice President for Advancement

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to announce that Mark Billingsley has joined the University’s executive leadership team as its newest Vice President for Advancement, effective August 15, 2017. Billingsley will be responsible for all of the fund development and unearned revenue-generating strategies for the 146 year-old University, including alumni activities, major gifts, bequest gifts and planned giving, CBU’s annual fund, and grants management.

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Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CBU Names Engineering School in Honor of Alumnus and Benefactor

Gadomski School of Engineering Announced at Bell Tower Gala Dick Gadomski (second from left) with his wife Flo Gadomski, son-in-law Jay Healy (MBA '11), and daughter Dr. Regina Gadomski Healy ('88) MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) has announced that its nationally recognized engineering school has been officially named the Gadomski School of Engineering, in honor of alumnus and benefactor Dick Gadomski, AFSC . The announcement was made by CBU... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CBU Lasallian Fellows Class of 2017 Inducted

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) conferred its 2017 CBU Lasallian Fellows during Academic Convocation on August 25 th . Raymond (Trey) McGinnis, Taylor Flake, RaKesha Gray, Lauren Jeu, and John Buttross were officially inducted as the CBU Lasallian Fellows Class of 2017 , which is considered the highest student honor granted by the Catholic university, which was founded by the De La Salle Christian Brothers . CBU Lasallian Fellowships are presented annually to... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, August 25, 2016

Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Students Give $57,000 to Annual Fund in Single Day

MEMPHIS – On Tuesday, alums, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the university showed their generosity and celebrated the inaugural “Day of Giving” by contributing $57,000 to the CBU annual fund in less than 24 hours. The campaign aimed for collecting 145 gifts (to commemorate the 145 years CBU has existed as a college), which would have been matched by a $25,000 gift from Steve ('72) and Debbie Waechter. As the number of gifts climbed and eventually surpassed... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Friday, April 8, 2016

Logical Systems, Inc. Establishes Engineering Scholarships for Minority Students

MEMPHIS, TN - Logical Systems (LSI) , an international engineering firm, based in Memphis, and Christian Brothers University are pleased to announce an agreement through which LSI will fund up to two scholarships per year for selected CBU engineering students. The targeted recipients are gifted minority students from the Memphis area who otherwise would not have the economic ability to attend CBU’s engineering program. The students selected to receive these scholarships will be mentored by LSI... Read More
Posted by Wendy Sumner-Winter at Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Construction Begins on the New Rosa Deal School of the Arts

MEMPHIS — Construction has begun on the new Rosa Deal School of the Arts, one of the capital improvements outlined in the Faith in Progress campaign launched last summer . The Rosa Deal School of the Arts is being constructed on the site of Kenrick Hall, CBU's first building at the East Parkway campus. The new building is a state-of-the-art educational facility that will support current academics, summer and after-school programs, interdisciplinary faculty planning, and the CBU... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Thursday, January 7, 2016

CBU Recognized by White House

Franky Paz, President Obama, and Dr. John Smarrelli Jr. at the White House Christian Brothers University proudly joined nearly 150 public and private sector organizations who answered the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics’ 25th anniversary call to action. Dr. John Smarrelli , President of CBU, and Franky Paz (Sports Management ‘18) represented the University at an event on October 15, 2015 in Washington, D.C where President Barack Obama ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Bell Tower Gala

Fourth Annual Charitable Event to Honor Daush, Dunavant, Perry MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University will hold its fourth annual Bell Tower Gala on Saturday, November 14 at the Hilton Memphis Tennessee Grand Ballroom at 6:00 p.m. This year's Gala is generously presented by FedEx Corporation . This unforgettable evening will be a festive charitable event, a tribute to the history of Lasallian education in Memphis, and a great way to reconnect with old friends. And since all... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Sunday, November 8, 2015

Christian Brothers University Ranked in Top Tier of Southern Universities by U.S. News

MEMPHIS - Christian Brothers University ( CBU ) continues to claim its place among the Top Tier of Southern Universities according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 edition of “ America’s Best Colleges. ” CBU is ranked 27th of 127 schools included among the Regional Universities category in the U.S. News methodology, which is based upon classifications created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Regional Universities are defined as those offering a broad scope... Read More
Posted by Joshua Colfer at Wednesday, September 9, 2015

CBU Launches $70 Million Capital Campaign for Advancing Education

MEMPHIS — Tonight at a celebratory reception, representatives of Christian Brothers University (CBU) announced the public launch of a $70 million capital campaign. “Faith in Progress: The Campaign for Advancing Education” now stands as the largest campaign in the history of Memphis’ oldest university. To date, over $30 million of the campaign goal has been secured. The endeavor reflects the University’s vision for the future through elevated programming, improved facilities, an increased... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, June 23, 2015