to Christendom's Alumni E-Zine. If you have information that
you would like to share with your fellow alumni, send it to
Tom McFadden at email@example.com.
Grapevine Online will be uploaded, depending on the amount
of information sent to the editor, every month. It will have
a couple of sections (when information is available), namely,
Class Notes (your basic information on alumni babies,
weddings, jobs, etc.), Calendar of Events, and Links
to various recent stories about Christendom College and/or
the Alumni of Christendom.
course, all comments, suggestions, and information should
be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2002 Edition of The
Notes / Calendar
of Events / Links to Stories /
& Erica (Power) Schuman welcomed their second little
one, Marcus Alexander, into the world on 29th August 2002.
Marcus joins his sister, Brigid, who will be 2 in December"
(photo of Brigid to the left). Their email is: email@example.com
from Ann Arbor, Michigan: Christendom College was the largest
contingent in the first year class at Ave Maria School of
Law this year. The members of this years additions to the
8 Christendom alumni already there are: Anthony Starkus
(01); Guy Amisano (02); Phil Menke (01); and Christopher Bukowski
(01). The upperclass students are fairing well also. Gabriel
Young (01) placed second in brief and oral advocacy in
the school's moot court competition; he was also selected
to come "home" to compete in the 53rd Sutherland
Cup Moot Court Competition on behalf of AMSL (this competition
is held at Catholic U's law school on April 3-5, 2003 -- all
are encouraged to attend). Please pray for all of them as
they begin their finals period.
Rohlena ('00) was offered
and accepted an associate position with Denver's largest (and
possibly the best) law firm, Holland & Hart, LLP beginning
in September 2003. Mark is currently finishing his third year
of law school at the Ave Maria School of Law and is expected
to graduate in May of 2003. Both Mark and his wife Danielle
(Dalley) ('01) are thrilled to be returning to Danielle's
hometown and to officially end (at least for now) the continuous
streak of formal schooling that has lasted 21 years.
and Giovanna Hudson had Anthony Joseph, baby # 5 on October
15. He's a happy, healthy, good-lookin' addition to their
group of 25+ deacons and seminarians from St. Charles Seminary
will be going to Rome in January, including Bjorn Lundberg.
If anyone has prayer requests, they can email them to Bjorn
and he will do his best to remember them and hopefully meet
legitimate requests for specific places, etc.
and Kate (O'Reilly) Doyle's oldest daughter, Maggie, has
just placed first at the Midwest Championships of Irish Dancing
for the second year in a row -- last year as a U8, and this
year the U9 division. And although she has only just turned
seven and therefore has next year to compete as a U8 again,
their second daughter, Mairi, placed in the top half of a
(Fischer) Wassell and husband Edward had, Mary Catherine
Wassell, on September 25th this year.Older brothers James
(4) and Timothy (2) love her very much and tickle her pink
when ever they get the chance.
Edward Murphy ('83) will be leading a pilgrimage of pro-lifers
from North Florida to Washington, D.C. for the annual March
for Life. He hopes to meet up with the Christendom College
gang during the March.
and Diane (Blaney '92) Tobias are anxiously awaiting
the birth of their 5th child in January. Their children are
Andrus (Andy) 7, Markus 6, Joseph 4 and Elisabeth 2. They
purchased a new home last spring and new address is 2412 Bydawee
Trail, Madison, WI 53711.
and Nancy Briggs have been in their new home ONE YEAR
on Dec. 8. Since they still haven't gotten organized enough
to have a housewarming party, (don't hold your breath,) just
stop by next time you're in Front Royal and say hi. Pass the
college, turn RIGHT at Fox's Earth (Stonegate Lane), to left
on St. Joseph Court to end. Coffee's on...
(Power) Coulson and her husband, Michael, and three children,
are still living in Dalkey, Ireland. They are visiting Australia
for Christmas. Now that's some feat, travelling with three
little ones across the world for a 3 week visit!!! (Picture
of their three children, dressed for Halloween, is to the
Zuberbueler has accepted a new position with Lord and
Taylor at Fair Oaks Mall. He will be the new Senior Executive
for Human Resources. He and his wife Amy (Guettler)
will continue to live in Chantilly. She is teaching music
K-8 at All Saints School in Manassas.
(MacDonald) Lazzuri had her first baby on November 5th
at 12:02 am. The baby girl was 9 pounds, 7 oz. and she has
and Diana (Weyrich) Pascoe have a new website: http://home.nc.rr.com/pascoes/
Salazar (class of 2001) and Tanya Hanson (92-95)
were married during a beautiful and very memorable nuptial
Mass at St. Marys Church in Eugene, Oregon on October
26, 2002. The main celebrant was assisted by four concelebrants
(all close friends of the newlyweds) and nearly 250 people
were present to witness the joyful union. Now, after a two
week honeymoon which included eight splendid days in sunny
Florida, the couple has taken up residence in Portland, Oregon
where Joseph is the Program Director for Holy Rosary Church
and Tanya works part-time for the American Red Cross as a
Cord Blood Collection Technician. If anyone is interested
in contacting them their new address is: 935 NE 90th Ave.
Portland, OR 97220.
Power is leaving London after 2 years and moving back
to Australia for 6 months. From her home in Brisbane she'll
decide where to explore next. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(She is on the far right in the picture on the leftl).
Suer is living in Georgia, installing wood floors, and
married Eileen Almeter on October 19, 2002.
Lady of Guadalupe Party - December 12, 2002
Epiphany Party on January 4, 2003
4-P's Fundraiser on January 19, 2003 (supposedly)
Alumni/Students Networking Gathering on February 8, 2003 (planned)
Lenten Retreat (sometime in Lent)
Homecoming 2003 (Josh- you can register early) on October
10-12, 2003 (definite)
Releases and Campus News: http://www.christendom.edu/news/releases.shtml
Online marks One Year Anniversary with Award in Excellence
by the IT industry leaders, the Christendom College Grapevine
Online has been awarded the GFA Award for Internet Excellence
in Communication and Design. Noting the wit, humor, and general
interest of the site, GFA spokeswoman Gina Turrell says that
"the Grapevine Online is quite different from other mainstream
college alumni newsletters." Most newsletters, either
in print or on the web, are geared more toward fundraising
and presenting the image of the college to its alumni, adds
Turrell. The creator and editor of the Grapevine Online is
Christendom College's public relations specialist, Tom McFadden.
"I'm just so happy to have received this award,"
said McFadden with a slight tear in his eye. "I've been
working so hard for our alumni, trying to get them to feel
attached to their alma mater, giving them a reason to have
warm and fuzzy feelings about Christendom." McFadden,
a 1990 graduate of Christendom, is amazingly unversed both
in the English language and in computer technology. "I've
never been one to read or brush up on vocabulary, but the
words just kinda come out and I guess that's what people want.
They always say that newspapers and newsletters should be
written at a 10th grade reading level, and that's about when
I stopped reading. So I guess I'm at the right level of learning
to meet the needs of my constituents."
GFA Award in Internet Excellence in Communication and Design
is awarded each year to groups whose websites promote information
and news, and who have a structure and design to their websites.
Christendom's '00-'01 fiscal year (June 1-May 31), $15,176.76
was donated to the Alumni Scholarship Fund, coming from approximately
165 different gifts. The '01-'02 fiscal year brought in a
whopping $28,009.13 from 534 gifts. Currently, the
Alumni Scholarship Fund has brought in $10,382.68 from 149
gifts for the current fiscal year which is already six months
over. Please try to remember to send money in for the Alumni
Scholarship Fund over the next six months.
monthly Alumni Donation Reply Card has been quite successful
since its inception in May of 2001. Using this donation card,
alumni can donate to either Christendom's operations fund
or to the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Donors can fill in their
credit card information on the donation reminder card and
donate "worry free" forever, if they choose.
fiscal year '01-'02 brought in $23,022.34 from 547 different
gifts. Six months into this fiscal year, the donations are
up to $4469.52 from 178 gifts. Please inform the Alumni
Affairs Office if you would like to be taken off the monthly
mailing OR if you would like to donate on a monthly, quarterly,
or yearly basis.