to Christendom's Alumni E-Zine. If you have information that
you would like to share with your fellow alumni, send it to
the Grapevine Editor, Marie Antunes, at email@example.com.
The editor reserves the right to include or exclude any information
submitted for publication in The Grapevine.
Grapevine Online is uploaded on the First Friday of 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
2008 edition of The Grapevine Online
Notes / Calendar of Events / Links
to Stories / Prior
Gruber ('06) is happily studying in Rome at the Pontifical
Gregorian University and living at the Pontifical North American
College, preparing for the priesthood for the diocese of Pittsburgh,
his home diocese. Fred thinks it has been great to
be in Rome visiting many churches and collecting papal blessings,
and occasionally meeting up with the students from Christendom's
semester in Rome program.
four years with the federal judiciary, Angela Pfister ('98),
has joined the law firm, Miller Johnson, in Grand Rapids,
Michigan, as an associate in its litigation practice group.
This is actually her first Grapevine submission, so
congratulations are in order!
(Power) and Steve Tyndall are proud to announce
the arrival of their baby girl, Anna Frances, pictured on
the right. She was born mid-November in Melbourne, Australia
weighing 6lb 13 oz. This is baby number one for the couple!
All are very happy and thrilled with this beautiful addition
to the family. Contact details for Kate are: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bissex ('02), in addition to continuing her work as a
music teacher, has also started a business as a Creative Memories
consultant, helping people display their photos and celebrate
their memories with albums, digital Storybooks, photo gifts
and more. For those of you near Reston, VA, Maria is
having a Christmas Open House on Saturday and Sunday December
6 and 7, or check out her website at www.mycmsite.com/mariavbissex
for great photo products and Christmas specials. Even if you're
not particularly interested in all of the above, feel free
to come to the open house anyway to celebrate St. Nicholas
Day, by emailing Maria at email@example.com (business)
or firstname.lastname@example.org (personal). She wishes everyone a
very blessed Advent!
Schnieble ('01) and his wife Michelle have a 2 year old
daughter, Hannah Julliette, and one more on the way due mid
February! Danny currently works for a computer company called
SSI with 5 Christendom Alums, Greg Bodoh, Dominic Bodoh,
Thomas McGraw, Chuck Shunk and Sylvia Smith. He
also performs and writes music on the side. Danny's latest
music project is a Catholic Childrens CD, called Sing Little
Children. You can go to his website to preview it. http://www.fossilmusic.com/singlittlechildren
& Michelle (McCoy '95) Hoeper along with Cecelia
(5-1/2), Victoria (3-1/2) and Kolbe (16 mo.) are happy to
announce they will be adding a new member to the family. Michelle
is expecting #4 and hopes to deliver the end of May...or VERY
early June! Any prayers for a healthy baby would be much appreciated!
October 24th, Andy and Mindy McDonald ('05)
welcomed their 5th son into the world. Raphael Bernard McDonald
weighed 7lbs. 15 oz and was 19 3/4 inches long. He joins big
brothers Seth, Dominic, Kieran, and Peter who happily welcomed
him even though they wanted a sister. For the record we are
not "trying for a girl", and yes, they are ALL ours.
OConnor (05) recently fulfilled a childhood
goal by participating in one of Buffalo's holiday traditions
the Turkey Trot, which happens to be the oldest continuously-run
foot race in the US. Siobhan's Turkey Trot experience was
enhanced by the support of her family, especially Flannery
O'Connor (Class of 2008), who got up early on Thanksgiving
morning to come out and cheer her on. Siobhan credits
her Christendom training as a major aid in preparing her for
this race. Although the College did not provide official track
& field training, Siobhan did gain a considerable
amount of experience in running around while she was a student
and then again when she worked for Dr. ODonnell during
the past three years. Siobhan also received inspiration
for this race from her visit with Margaret-the-Marathoner
Ginski Kay (Class of 2005), which occurred while Siobhan
was living in the Boston area this Fall. Margaret and
Scottie's newborn daughter, Philomena, is already preparing
for her first Boston Marathon!
recent siting of Christendom alumni occured on November 29
in Annapolis, Maryland when Marie Miller and Claire
O'Reilly ('07) showcased their talents as the opening
act for eric Scott at Ram's Head Tavern on November 29. Claire
blended the beautiful tones of her classical harp with
Marie's guitar, making it a unique and beautiful combination.
To check out her music, and to find out when future shows
are, go to http://millersisterscafe.com
Those who came out to show their support included alumni
Danielle Ampi, Elli Ampi, Danielle Lussier, Mandy Hain,
Kathleen McKinnon, and many more, including several
current Christendom students.
and Megan (Anderson '03) Gray are happy to announce
the birth of their first son, Thomas Joseph Gray. Tommy was
born in the beginning of December in the wee hours of the
morning, weighing 9 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 22 inches.
The new family is doing great and Tommy is pictured on the
right at one day old.
5-13, 2008 Danielle Lussier ('07) traveled to the Mediterranean
island of Malta on official business. She was sent by Human
Life International to give a presentation to a group of educators
and statesmen on Abstinence Education and the philosophy behind
it. Danielle describes it as a phenomenal experience,
and she very much enjoyed traveling abroad again with all
of the opportunities it afforded her.
Calendar of events
19, 2008: Men's Basketball Game, Crusader Gymnasium
22, 2009: March for Life
25, 2009: Schubertiade
26, 2009: Men's and Women's Basketball, Crusader Gymnasium
27, 2009: Men's and Women's Basketball, Crusader Gymnasium
29, 2009: "Have you Scene It" Library Event
30, 2009: Cup O' Coeli
January 31, 2009: Saint Genesius Night
Releases and Campus News: http://www.christendom.edu/news/releases.shtml
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