Mr. Christopher Grunbok graduated in 2017 from RCA Fairfield County, CT, and soon after that began his studies at CUA. Christopher speaks of how his education at Regina Caeli affected and aided his experience at CUA saying, “RCA really made me not afraid to ask questions. I ask questions about everything.” He speaks of how RCA was the first real exposure he had to the socratic method and how he took that along with him to CUA. Chris speaks of how through his time at college there defiantly were times when his faith was tested, but he was able to come out stronger in his faith due to his ability to seek the truth. He says this about his experience with learning how to find the truth at Regina Caeli,“RCA taught me to search for truth in the way that we were able to ask questions”. And he says that he sees this ability to ask questions and seek truth permeate many aspects of his life.
Chris speaks of his gratitude towards RCA for giving him a place to think and learn in a way that he couldn’t have done in such a perfect way at home, “I am grateful that RCA gave me the opportunity to think out loud” which is not something he could’ve seen himself doing at home homeschooling. “You get to say it, which is not something that I can think you can do without RCA, and without RCA I think I would have been a lot quitter”.
Some of Chris’ latest achievements at CUA include: Setting a 4 time school record in the 100 and 200 breast stroke and the 200 and 400 medley relay. He also assisted the CUA team to be a 4 time Landmark conference team champion in which he himself was a 7 time Landmark conference event champion. In his senior year, he became captain of the swim team as well as being awarded the CSCAA scholar all American athlete and was awarded the Christopher J Crafa memorial leadership award. Lastly, Chris was recently announced as a Jane Dowd Role Model award Nominee.
Christopher graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.85 GPA in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of America on May, 15 2021. He now plans to pursue a job in the aero space engineering field or the Department of Defense.