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 / Prior
Editions of The Grapevine Print Edition
Mara Pride was born to Kate (Murrell) and Joe Pride,
healthy and beautiful on June 22.
Bernard and Mrs. Melody (Stachyra 95') Pegis are very
proud to announce the birth of Veronica Rose, born on June
8, 2002. Now THIS is what I call a cute kid!
Purdy is now living in the "Northern Virginia"
area, with a new job as receptionist at a small parish in
Crystal City. She lives in a great little townhouse with a
wonderful new roomie. Please feel free to drop her a line
at 516 26th Rd. S, Arlington, VA 22202, 703-838-2120. She
also teaches ESL (English as a second Language) to adults
in the evenings.
McFadden ('98) is still teaching at the American School
in Switzerland. She has taken on some new responsibilities
this year as the head of the math department and head of a
dormitory. Those years spent studying with Dr. Fowler and
as an R.A. at Christendom really paid off! She is enjoying
studying Italian and going on weekend trips to such places
as Zermatt, Munich and Rome, since she returned to Switzerland
in August. She is presently helping to fundraise for a group
at the school called "Assisting Children with AIDS"
This is a student group assisted by some teachers, that is
trying to buy and fund a group home for orphans with AIDS
in Romania. She will go to Romania with students in March
2003 to work at the orphanage. It is a worthwhile project
to support. If you would like to have more information or
send a donation, e-mail email@example.com.
("Lucie") Katherine Bauer Clark, Kevin and Laura
(Hibl) Clark's lucky number 7. She was born August 27,
2002, weighing in at 7lbs, 8 oz. Erin, Alex, Michael, Julie,
Brendan and Maggie all love her.
and Clare (Curley) Cole have one news item: they are expecting
number 3 in April 2003.
August 8th, the Feast of St. Dominic, Suzanne Bodoh ('96)
was clothed with the white habit of the Dominican Sisters
of St. Cecilia in Nashville and received the name Sister Peter
Verona (St. Peter of Verona was the first Dominican martyr).
She then began her canonical novitiate year in preparation
for vows. Sr. Peter Verona is pictured to the left (she is
the second from the right in the first row), along with Sr.Mary
Paul (Malia Murphy '96 - first on the right in the first
row) at the clothing ceremony.
Joseph Allen '91 is living in New Jersey and working for
a private philanthropic foundation. He has also been pursuing
a career as an artist. Last year he had a highly successful
one-man show of his paintings in Princeton, New Jersey. Another
show, which just closed at the end of September, included
paintings and shadow boxes. Having met with local critical
and popular success he plans to take his chances in the NYC
Tautkus (96) is currently working for the Suffolk (cultural)
Museum and Shooting Star Gallery in Suffolk. She keeps myself
busy between family and projects and wish there were more
hours in the day. Some of you may remember that she is a self-proclaimed
artist (and has the checking account balance and debts to
prove it). Anyway, she also has a younger brother who is an
artist and thought that some of you who knew her would like
to see the work of the other artist in her family--you can
see his website at www.geocities.com/yarnicnoff. See any similarities?
Olivia's current email is firstname.lastname@example.org for those
who feel the need to send spam.
is more news from Edmond Micucci ('97), the third of
that name. He has just started his last year of law school
at Creighton University. In May 2003, as long as he continues
to do his work, he shall have his JD. If you want to spill
hot coffee on yourself, drink lemon Joy, or devise some other
scheme for swindling a fat corporation out of millions of
dollars, Master Micucci would respectfully ask that you wait
one year to do so. He can't help you before then.
Gaetano ('02) was married to fellow Christendom alumnus
John O'Brien in a Nuptial High Mass celebrated by Father
Daniel Fullerton, SSI, on Sept 14 in Salisbury, MD. They have
returned from their honeymoon and reside in Arlington, Va.
To see photos, CLICK
HERE and scroll down.
(Kauphusman) Ellis in Omaha, NE wanted CCAlumni to know
that she and her husband were blessed with the birth of their
fourth child on August 8th. Brigid Evelyn Ellis was 4 lbs
15 oz. She was immediately admitted into NICU where she stayed
until August 16th. They were able to bring her home on August
16th and she was with them until Our Lady and Her Son came
for her on August 22 (Feast of the Immaculate Heart and Our
Lady's Queenship). Brigid was diagnosed with Trisomy 18, a
chromosonal disorder. God is Good, according to Sue, and now
they are blessed with their own family saint. Saint Brigid
pray for us all!
McFadden is the co-author on a paper being published in
the Applied Optics feature issue on Integrated Analysis of
Design of Analog and Digital Processing in Imaging Systems,
to be published on October 10th. The title of the paper is
"ACTIVE-EYES: An Adaptive Pixel-by-Pixel Image Segmentation
Sensor Architecture for High Dynamic Range Hyperspectral Imaging."
He received the Outstanding Performer Award from the Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the work that
he did on this project. The publication of this paper is an
important event for him, as this the first paper he has co-authored
to be published in a major refereed journal. Applied Optics
is a peer-reviewed journal of the Optical Society of America.
Foley ('90-'94) and Mary Beth Fierek ('93-'94) were married
on July 20, 2002 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They reside in Los
Angeles, where they "re-met" 7 years after they
had left Christendom. Although they both received a Bachelor's
in History, they are working in the "biz" in Hollywood.
Mary Beth has been modeling, acting, and dancing professionally
for the past 4 years. Chris has been working as a television
editor since he earned his Masters in Film/Video in 1998.
He has also sold two of his screenplays to small production
companies. You can reach the newlyweds by email at email@example.com
Clark ('82-'96) and Valerie (Kelly) Clark had a baby girl
on August 7th. She was 9 lbs. 9.9 oz. and they named her Grace
Marie Karas. Jim's been great - changing lots of diapers!!!!!
It appears that Gracie (and Valerie) has already got Daddy
wrapped around her little finger.
Homecoming Weekend 2002!
Releases and Campus News: http://www.christendom.edu/news/releases.shtml
show their support for the college by attending 25th Anniversary
150 alumni joined the other 410 guests at the 25th Anniversary
Dinner held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Tysons Corner, VA,
on September 14, 2002. A great time was had by all. (hoover
your mouse above each picture for the caption).
Golfers Bring in $16,000 to Support Christendom College
Saturday, September 28, 2002, twenty-two foursomes hit the
links at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, VA, to swing their
clubs for charity in an effort to raise money for Christendom
College. Due to the tremendous efforts of Christendom College
Alumni Association President, Greg Polley, and his fellow
board members, Joshua Petersen, Steven Storey, and Karla Kuykendall,
the tournament brought in over $16,000.
in part by NovusCG and Lighthouse Underwriters, the tournament
was a definite step-up from last year's tourney, said many
of the participants. "If future golf tournaments continue
to be as 'top class' as this one, you will see me every year,"
said Steve Daly, winner of the "Longest Putt" competition.
"You just can't get much better than Westfields,"
he added. "I just wish my buddy Nick Warner had taken
part in the tournament. I really missed him out there."