Attendance at a “come and see” event exceeded expectations as more than 50 local people learned more about John Paul the Great Catholic University at a meeting hosted by Matthew and Maryanne Pinto Saturday, Oct. 12.
The university was founded in 2006 in San Diego, Calif., and is dedicated “impacting the culture for Christ,” according to its literature, by educating Catholics for work in filmmaking, media and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Derry Connolly, founder and president of John Paul the Great, led the event held at Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester.
According to the university, its curriculum “rigorously prepares students to challenge a world in which there is an explosion of knowledge but not of understanding, a lack of trust and ethics in leadership and the media, a need for new enterprises that demonstrate a moral and ethical purpose, and an obligation to recognize the intrinsic human value of its workers.”
Reflecting growth in student enrollment, this fall the university moved its campus from rented office space to a permanent urban campus in Escondido, Calif., just north of San Diego.
Learn more at the university’s website.
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