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Save the Date!

The Second Annual President’s Gala is already being planned.

We’re planning a “World Class” evening
of International Foods, Music, Fun, and Festivities
at the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds on
May 18, 2013

We hope you’ll plan to join us!

Visit the Gala website:





Click here for a listing of our upcoming “Saint Katherine College Forum” Lectures.

Click to Listen to one or more of these lectures:

The next outstanding lecture in the  Saint Katherine College Forum Series

April 2, 7:30

Apostolic Love or Nothingness

Rev. Dr. Josiah Trenham  (PhD, University of Durham; MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary)

Rev. Dr. Josiah Trenham, (PhD, University of Durham; MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary), and Pastor of Saint Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, CA will be presenting a lecture entitled “Apostolic Love or Nothingness” on Monday, April 2nd, at 7:30 pm. in the Saint Katherine College Commons.  Rev. Dr. Trenham is a Visiting Professor of Theology at Saint Katherine College. The Monday evening Saint Katherine College Forum lectures are free and open to the public.   Join us and bring a friend!  Click here for a<a href=”“> listing of our upcoming “Saint Katherine College Forum” Lectures</a>. 




March 19, 7:30  “The End of Suffering”  presented by Dr. Scott Cairns,  (PhD, University of Utah; MFA, Bowling Green State University)



Dr. Scott Cairns
Dr. Vladimir Morosan
Join us on Monday, March 12th, at 7:30 pm, for the next in an outstanding series of lectures.  Dr. Vladimir Morosan, (DMA, University of Illinois) will present a lecture entitled “The Musical Sources of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil”   The Saint Katherine College Forum lectures are free of charge and open to the public.  Join us this Monday for a stimulating and informative gathering.
Join us on Monday, March 5th, at 7:30 pm, for an stimulating lecture entitled “Cragged and Steep:  The Poetry of John Donne” offered by Dr. Arthur Seamans, Professor Emeritus, Point Loma Nazarene (PhD, University of Maryland)  The Saint Katherine College Forum lectures are free and open to the public. Join us and bring a friend!


Join us on Monday, February 20th, at 7:30 pm,  for an informative lecture entitled “Truth, Lies and Science in Everyday Life” offered by Saint Katherine College Professor, Dr. John Coroneus ((PhD, University of California, Irvine; MDiv, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology)  The Saint Katherine College Forum lectures are free and open to the public.   Join us and bring a friend!

Dr. John Coroneus



On Monday, February 13th, at 7:30 pm, Presvytera Eugenia Constantinou, PhD  is presenting the 2nd lecture in the Saint Katherine College Forum serices, entitled:  “The Scripture as Sacrament: St. John Chrysostom’s Advice to His Congregation about Reading the Bible.”

The Saint Katherine College Forum Lecture (Spring 2012 Series) is free and open to the public.   Lectures take place on our campus at 681 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, California 92024.

Join us and bring a friend!

Saint Katherine College Forum

Presvytera Eugenia Constantinou, PhD

Scott Cairns Workshops

Noted author and lecture, Dr. Scott Cairns will be opening the “Saint Katherine College Forum” spring lecture series on Monday evening, February 6th at 7:30 p.m. with his presentation entitled: “Vocation, Poetry, and Prayer: Ways of Knowing”

Dr. Cairns, Professor of English at University of Missouri, and Visiting Professor at Saint Katherine College, will also be leading three Saturday writing workshops, beginning February 18, 2012.   Click here for more information.



Listen to the Lecture Podcasts:

Saint Katherine College First Annual President’s Gala

January 28, 2012

Hilton Torrey Pines Hotel, La Jolla, California

Visit the President’s Gala website for online reservations and underwriting forms.


Saint Katherine College “Forum” Lecture Series – Fall 2011

Saint Katherine College’s seven-week Lecture  Series is Open to the Public and Free of Charge.  The fall series of lectures begin Monday, October 3, 2011 and  November 21st.   Click here for the full schedule of lectures. We hope you’ll join us and bring a friend!

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“Friendraiser” Events

June 12, 2011 –   Dean Eve Tibbs will be presenting “A Vision of Orthodox Higher Education” at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Beaverton, Oregon.

April 2 & 3, 2011 –

Dean Eve Tibbs to speak at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church and St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Tucson, Arizona.

March 31, 2011-   President Frank Papatheofanis set to speak at Eighth Day Books in Wichita, Kansas.
See invitation

President and Dean set to speak at February 5th event in Roseville, CA

February 2011 –

Saint Anna’s Greek Orthodox Church of Roseville invites interested members of the area to attend a “friendraiser” on Feb. 5 to introduce Saint Katherine College. Topics for the evening are:

“Starting a College,” by Frank Papatheofanis, MD, PhD – President and Founder of Saint Katherine College

“An Orthodox Christian Vision of Higher Education,” by Eve Tibbs, PhD – Dean of Saint Katherine College and Professor of Theology

A reception follows the presentations. The event is free.

Saint Anna”s Greek Orthodox Church is located at 1001 Stone Canyon Drive, Roseville, CA.

Call 916.772.9372 for more information.

Great Vespers begins at 5 p.m. followed by presentations.

January 2011 –

Thank you to all who attended the College Kaleidoscope Days. A special thanks to the volunteers who helped to make this event a success.

If you were unable to attend but are interested in learning more about the college contact us at or call our office at: 760.943.1107




St. Katherine College launches podcast.

December 2010 –

“In the World” is a bi-weekly podcast interviewing Christian thought leaders on topics ranging from science to art to music to philosophy to family life. A production of St. Katherine College, the podcast seeks to equip Christians to live out the gospel in their homes, in their workplaces, and—perhaps most of all—in their minds. To listen to the podcast visit:




St. Katherine College location announced

November 2010 –

St. Katherine College is proud to call Encinitas CA. home. The campus is located at 681 Encinitas Blvd. Encinitas, CA.. Conveniently located just ½ mile from Interstate 5 and 1 short mile from popular Moonlight Beach, the property has a direct stop on the bus line and is a few blocks from the light rail station. Encinitas is known as a quaint beach community in the North County of San Diego. It is home to the Ecke family YMCA and a world renowned skate park, both of which are just a few blocks from campus. The campus location now has administrative offices, classrooms and labs. Students will be housed directly across the street from the campus in designated townhomes. For more information or to schedule a tour call 760.943.1107.


October 2010 -The College is pleased to announce we will begin occupying campus space this month in Encinitas, CA. The College has a coastal location at 681 Encinitas Blvd., approximately 5 miles north of San Diego. It is less than a mile from Interstate-5 and approximately a mile from the Coaster station and Moonlight Beach. The community is safe and established and offers many amenities to enhance educational and community-related experiences. Student housing opportunities are within walking distance of the campus, and we will be assisting students in identifying and leasing apartments. Likewise, in addition to the ocean, there are numerous athletic and recreational facilities within walking distance. In addition, Encinitas and North County offer a wide range of worship opportunities. This is an ideal location for SKC with room to grow.


Faculty Announcements

March 2011 – Welcome to our newest faculty member, Kay Harkins. Professor Harkins will be teaching courses in writing and literature beginning in the fall of 2011.  Kay studied music in the 1960s, but turned her attention to the literary life when she returned to college while raising her two children, and received her BA the year her daughter graduated from high school.  She went on to earn her master’s degree in the teaching of writing and literature at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and a Masters of Fine Arts at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont.  Her specialty is literary non-fiction, but she also writes fiction and poetry.  She was Assistant Professor in Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University from 1991 to 2008 and also taught at the University of Tampa.  She is a member of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in San Diego, California, where she leads the women’s Bible study, sings in the choir, and is active in the Metropolis of San Francisco Church Music Federation.

September 2010- We are pleased to welcome as a Visiting Professor Kristin De Troyer who is Professor of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible in the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland).  She focuses her research and teaching on the Second Temple Period and has developed a special interest in the history of the biblical text, its translations and their hermeneutical aspects.

De Troyer is the author of Joshua (Papyri Graecae Schøyen, PSchøyen I , ed. Rosario Pintaudi, Papyrologica Florentina, XXXV/Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, V), Firenze: Gonnelli, 2005; Leviticus (Papyri Graecae Schøyen, PSchøyen II , ed. Rosario Pintaudi, Papyrologica Florentina, ?/Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, ?), Firenze : Gonnelli, is forthcoming; Rewriting the Sacred Text: What the Old Greek Texts Tell Us about the Literary Development of the Bible (Atlanta: SBL, 2003), which was translated and revised in a German edition, Die Septuaginta und die Endgestalt des Alten Testaments: Untersuchungen zur Entstehungsgeschichte alttestamentlicher Texte. (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2005); and The End of the Alpha Text of Esther: Translation and Narrative Technique in MT 8:1-17, LXX 8:1-17, and AT 7:14-41 (Atlanta: SBL, 2000-English; Louvain: Peeters, 1997-Dutch). She has co-authored Minor Prophets (Biblia Qumranica, 3B), Leiden : Brill: 2004.

She also co-edited several volumes including: Prophecy after the Prophets? The Contribution of the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Understanding of Biblical and Extra-Biblical Prophecy (CBET, 52), Louvain: Peeters, 2009; Pre-Maccabean Literature from the Qumran Library and Its Importance for the Study of the Hebrew Bible (DSD 13/3), Leiden: Brill, 2006; Reading the Present in the Qumran Library: The Perception of the Contemporary by Means of Scriptural Interpretation (Symposium Series, 30), Atlanta, GA: SBL, 2005; Truth: Interdisciplinary Dialogues in a Pluralist Age (Studies in Philosophical Theology), Louvain: Peeters, 2003; Wholly Woman, Holy Blood: A Feminist Critique of Purity and Impurity (TPI-2003).

De Troyer is chair of the Program Committee of the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and co-director of the Biblia Qumranica Project, which envisions to publishing the Biblical texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls in a synopsis. She is the editor of the series Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology (Louvain: Peeters), a board member of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and a project director for CGU’s Institute for Antiquity and Christianity.

A committed Roman Catholic, De Troyer continues to work on Wisdom literature, and “how it can be used as inspirational literature in this troubled world.”

August 2010 -We welcome as Visiting Professor of Theology, Very Rev Fr Thomas Hopko (born March 28, 1939, Endicott, New York), an Orthodox Christian priest and theologian. He was the Dean of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary from 1992 to 2002 and taught dogmatic theology there from 1968 to 2002. Now retired, he carries the honorary title of Dean Emeritus.

He gained his B.A. in Russian studies at Fordham University in 1960, followed by a Master of Divinity degree at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in 1963. He later completed a master’s degree in philosophy at Duquesne University in 1968 and a PhD in theology at Fordham University in 1982.

At St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Hopko studied with such renowned Orthodox theologians as Father Alexander Schmemann, Father John Meyendorff, Nicholas Arseniev and Serge Verkhovskoy. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1963 and served several parishes in the states of Ohio and New York. In 1968 he began to teach at St. Vladimir’s and eventually succeeded his teacher, Serge Verkhovskoy, as professor of dogmatic theology. He was elevated to the rank of archpriest in 1970 and, upon his election as dean, to the rank of protopresbyter (1995).

Father Hopko is a prominent Orthodox Christian lecturer and speaker, well-known both in Orthodox and ecumenical circles. He has published widely in the theological literature. He served as a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches and as a delegate from the Orthodox Church in America to the Assemblies of WCC in Uppsala, Sweden and Nairobi, Kenya. He was also President of the Orthodox Theological Society in America (1992-1995).


July 2010 -Welcome K.C. Nicolaou as Visiting Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Professor Nicolaou was born on July 5, 1946, in Cyprus where he grew up and went to school until the age of 18.  In 1964, he went to England where he spent two years learning English and preparing to enter the University. He studied chemistry at the University of London. (B.Sc., 1969, Bedford College; Ph.D. 1972, University College, with Professors F. Sondheimer and P.J. Garratt)  In 1972, he moved to the United States and, after postdoctoral appointments at Columbia University (1972-1973, Professor T.J. Katz) and Harvard University (1973-1976, Professor E.J. Corey), he joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania where he rose through the ranks to become the Rhodes-Thompson Professor of Chemistry.
In 1989, he accepted joint appointments at the University of California, San Diego, where he is Professor of Chemistry, and The Scripps Research Institute where he is the Darlene Shiley Professor of Chemistry, and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry. In 1996, he was appointed Aline W. and L.S. Skaggs Professor of Chemical Biology in The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of numerous scientific journals and is an advisor to several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. K.C. Nicolaou’s research interests include the chemistry, biology, and medicine of natural and designed molecules. The group’s research activities are centered around the total synthesis of architecturally novel and biologically important natural products which serve as opportunities for discovery and invention of novel synthetic strategies, methods, and enabling technologies for biology and medicine.  He is the author or co-author of almost six hundred publications, fifty-five patents and three books. Among K.C. Nicolaou’s Awards and Honors are the Schering Prize (Germany), the Aspirin Prize (Spain), the Max Tishler Prize Lecture (Harvard), the Yamada Prize (Japan), the Janssen Prize (Belgium), the Nagoya Medal (Japan), the Centenary Medal (Royal Society UK), the Paul Karrer Medal (Switzerland), the Inhoffen Medal (Germany), the Nichols Medal (USA), the Linus Pauling Medal (USA),  the Esselen Award (USA), the ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (USA), the ACS Guenther Award in Natural Products Chemistry (USA), the Nobel Laureate Signature Award, Tetrahedron Prize Award, and several honorary degrees. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences.


June 2010 – SKC is proud to announce Scott Cairns as a Visiting Professor of English and Editor of St. Katherine Press. Cairns is Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Missouri. His six poetry collections include Compass of Affection: Poems New & Selected (Paraclete Press, 2006) and Recovered Body. His poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Image, The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, etc., and have been reprinted in multiple editions of Best American Spiritual Writing. His most recent books are a spiritual memoir about Mount Athos, Short Trip to the Edge: Where Earth Meets Heaven—A Pilgrimage (HarperSanFrancisco, 2007), Love’s Immensity: Mystics on the Endless Life (Paraclete Press, 2007), which is a gathering of new translations and adaptations from Christian mystics spanning the 1st through the 19th centuries, and a book-length essay, The End of Suffering: Finding Purpose in Pain (Paraclete Press, 2009). He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006, and was recently named Catherine Paine Middlebush Chair of English.


Introducing the Dean of SKC, Dr. Eve Tibbs

May 2010 -Eve (Paraskevè) Tibbs holds a Ph.D. in Theology with a minor in Church History and an M.A. in Theology with an emphasis in Biblical Studies, both from Fuller Theological Seminary. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Dr. Tibbs has taught Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California since 2005 and has been a Visiting Professor at the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute at Berkeley, CA. She is currently serving as Chair of the Eastern Orthodox Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion, and served on its steering committee prior to that, since 2001. Dr. Tibbs has been a delegate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to the National Council of Churches of Christ, USA since 2002, and is an active member of the Faith and Order Commission of the Southern California Ecumenical Council. She has also represented the Orthodox theological perspective on a number of academic and ecumenical panels. She serves the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco as the Religious Education Coordinator and as a member of the Metropolis Council.  Dr. Tibbs is an active member of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, CA. She and her husband, Stephen are the parents of three adult daughters (Jennifer Tibbs, Mary Maginas, and Andrea Fouts.) Click here to read an interview with Dr. Tibbs.


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