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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.
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2003 edition of The
Notes / Calendar of Events / Links
to Stories / Prior
Editions of The Grapevine Print Edition
John and Maria (Gaetano) O'Brien of Arlington, Va.
are expecting their first baby, due mid-June 2003. As you
can see from the picture on the right, young O'Brien looks
like a healthy baby. John has been activated with the Marine
Corps (he was active June-Dec. 2002 as well) and may be going
to the Middle East. Your prayers are requested for his safe
return and his presence at the birth of their baby.
Shunk ('98) has just finished his Masters from NDGS. The
Shunks have also just bought their first home, in the Shores.
most exciting is the fact that Anita ('01) is expecting
again. She is due in September.
& Sue Kosten are the proud parents of their seventh
child. Colleen Marie was born December 10th and joins her
siblings Caty, Claire, Thomas, Joseph, James and Colette.
and Carolyn Donahue ask you to join them in giving thanks
to God for their latest addition to their family.
Miguel Pro Donahue was born on February 26, 2003 at 11:52
p.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces; 21 inches long. Carolyn
and Max are home now and are doing well. Maximilian's older
siblings, Dominick, Bernadette, Theodore, Nathaniel, Augustine,
Benedict, Genevieve, Jacinta, Cornelius, and Marcellinus,
are also excited with their new brother. Above is a picture
of all the Donahue Children. This picture also shows how challenging
it is to get a family portrait done.
& Michelle (McCoy) Hoeper are very excited to announce
the birth of their first child. Michelle gave birth to a healthy
baby girl on 2-3-03 at 7:22 p.m. Cecelia Jean Hoeper weighed
7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19-1/2 in. long. With Michelle and Jim
each having nine brothers and sisters, Cecelia gets no attention
whatsoever - ha! ha! Michelle is having lots of fun being
a mother and now that she'll be at home much more (and MIGHT
have a little more time for correspondence) she'd love to
hear from any old Christendom acquaintances ..... firstname.lastname@example.org,
320-268-3533 or 35502 490th Avenue, Villard, MN 56385. (If
it looks like there's a shadow on Cecelia's picture it's because
she'd been to church that morning - Ash Wednesday - and she
got ashes on her forehead too!)
chickens have kept the Fear alive in Chris Kopeck,
but it will soon fade away into a dim, but frightening, memory.
and Andrea (Flagg) Stewart ('92) had their 5th child on
Feb. 2 Her name is Kierstin Elise - Our biggest yet at 8lbs.
8 oz. As you can tell, the other wee members of the Clan Stewart
are happy with their new toy!
and Joanna (Zonavetch) Hofbauer had their 3rd child: ALexandra
Mary on Dec 14th. They just moved into their new house October
31st: their address is 11 Elm Street, Butler NJ 07540.
Catherine Pegis is the Literacy Coordinator for a program
called Happier, Healthier Children. The program is funded
by a grant given through Riverside County to provide services
for children ages 0-5 and their families. She helped write
the grant proposal. She'll be teaching children to read and
helping ones who have difficulty reading. She works full time
for the Riverside County Probation Department.
Wallacavage is soooooo excited! He is now engaged to Katherine
Haas. She said "yes" on February 14th in front of
the Blessed Mother statue at Our Lady of Lourdes church in
Philadelphia. Katy is a student of Psychology at St Joe's
Univ. She is the daughter of The National Catholic Bioethics
commitee president Dr John Haas. The wedding is set for August
2, 2003. Yeee Hawwww!
Joseph Collins was born to Michael and Karen Collins
on February 15,2003. He was warmly welcomed by his six sisters
and one brother who finally will have to share a bedroom.
and Emily (Foushee) Eidem would like to share a picture
of new baby Laura, born 1/31/03 (see left). To see more, go
Bissex ('02) has a new (temporary) address: 9965 Yates
Trail, Manassas, VA 20111. She is still looking for a (permanent)
apartment and possibly roomates, in Manassas--any tips? She
is still loving teaching, and hopes to hear from all of y'all
Cammack will be showing artwork in her studio at 222 S.
King St.(upstairs) in Leesburg, VA, on the first Fridays of
the month in conjunction with the first Friday gallery walks
from 6-9pm. Anyone who is strolling around Leesburg, please
feel free to visit!
4, 2003: Dr.
Carroll Appreciation Dinner at Christendom College
10-11, 2003: Homecoming
Releases and Campus News: http://www.christendom.edu/news/releases.shtml
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Career Network Mentoring Reception
an effort to help the current Christendom students with their
career choices, the Career Development Office, in conjunction
with the Alumni Affairs Office, held its first-ever Alumni
Career Network Mentoring Reception on February 8.
purpose of the evening was to introduce to the Juniors and
Seniors the varied career paths which Christendom alumni have
taken. Over 30 alumni representatives, from such diverse fields
as law, education, computer technology, administration, business
management, finance, health care, building trades, insurance,
sales, communications, government, and law enforcement were
present. The setting for the evening was informal, with cocktails
and hors doeuvres (prepared by College Chef Ron Steckman),
and short introductions by the visiting alumni. Throughout
the remainder of the evening, the students and alumni mingled
together to get to know each other a little better.
reaction to the evening was most positive. I find it
to be a great comfort to know that Christendom grads can do
pretty much whatever they want when they graduate with their
liberal arts degree from Christendom, commented Senior
Mike McSheffrey. Ive always known that the alumni
are involved in a wide variety of careers, but it was nice
to actually see them and talk with them about how they got
into their specific fields.
VanderWoude, the Career Development Officer, hopes to continue
this event in the future. For the first year, to have
over 30 area alumni give up their Saturday nights and offer
to help our students with their career choices is a pretty
good start, said VanderWoude. The efforts and
sacrifice on their part are most appreciated and we look forward
to an even better attended event next year.
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