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gotten married in Rhode Island on June 30, 2001, Dan (Philip)
and Katherine (Katie Mitchell) Dancause recklessly quit
their financial and teaching jobs, respectively, and fled
the country to embroil themselves in the German language in
the land of Austria. Fear not: they have emerged relatively
unscathed, with nary a change to their overall monolinguality.
At the International Theological Institute for Studies on
Marriage and the Family, located beside Steubenville's and
amidst Ave Maria's Austrian campus, each of them earned exactly
.5 of a Master's degree in Theology. The other half will be
pursued indefinitely, as all academic pursuit is currently
superseded by the presence of a baby who cares nothing for
intellectual striving beyond how to get one's whole fist in
one's mouth while expending as much drool as possible. Annemarie
Christine surprised her parents twice: first, by the dreadful
flu that turned out to be morning sickness, and secondly,
by making an entrance to the world tow months early, being
born on June 5, 2002. The tiny 4.5 babe has blossomed into
a 21 punder whose wriggling bulk her devoted mother totes
about their apartment off Roger Williams Park in Cranston,
while Dan works with 401 (k) plans for Putnam Investments
in MA. They deeply miss all their old CC friends and acquaintances,
and invite anyone remotely in the area of 35 Bartlett Ave.,
Cranston, RI to give them a call/stop by (401) 941-3949 or
Howes (2000) and Rodolfo (Rudy) Hernandez were married
Dec. 28, 2002 at St. Augustine's Church in Providence, Rhode
Island. Rudy is an Army Reservist and on January 13th he was
required to report for active duty and will be going to the
Mid-east within the next month or so, please keep him in your
prayers. Neva will be graduating from the Ave Maria School
of Law in May, Rudy was also a student at the law school but
is unsure when he will be able to complete his studies. Neva
can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
and Torey Cervantes are proud to announce the arrival
of Anastasia Marie Cervantes on 12/23/02 (after 3 days of
labor - ouch!). She weighed in at 6 lbs. 14 oz. and was 19
1/2 inches long. She is a very happy, healthy, and beautiful
(no bias here!) baby. You can contact the Cervantes family
(Healy) Pickard '84 welcomed Mary (Heffron) Klein '88
back to Virginia Beach after the Kleins spent 3 years in Oklahoma.
Margaret and Mary are part of a Catholic Moms Book Club in
Virginia Beach, and are the only Christendom alumni they know
of in Tidewater, since Mike and Mary Lucas moved to
Alabama last summer. Margaret's 4 children and Mary's 5 children
are renewing their acquaintances, as well.
Kopeck is afraid.
Cleveland married Joe Lyons on January 11, 2003.
from Bjorn Lundberg: 30 Deacons, Priests and Seminarians
from St. Charles Seminary met the Holy Father on January 4th
(St. Elizabeth Ann Seton) after having Mass in the morning
with Archbishop John Foley. They had an awesome trip. Back
in Philly, the semester has started up well enough. During
his first day of teaching Fifth grade religion class, a kid
threw up all over his desk just as Bjorn was starting
the Rosary. One certainly learns about crisis management,
flexibility, and pedagogical methods while cleaning a Rosary
out of this morning's snack and juice.
is 4 months pregnant (first baby) - due the beginning of July.
She and her husband and baby will be moving the end of July
to go to gradschool. They are not sure which school yet: Univ.
GA, Univ. VA, Univ.Maryland, Florida State or Chapel Hill.
Year Greetings from Chris and Sarah (Stafki) Muro!
Chris is in his second semester of graduate school at the
University of Central Florida. He is also staying active politically
and keeping his eyes on future campaign opportunities. Chris
and Sarah belong to a growing parish, the Chapel of the Holy
Family, where they have met some other young families they
frequently get together with. Chris, Sarah and their two daughters,
Isabella and Katalina, (see picture,) look forward to seeing
everyone at Homecoming this Fall!
Deacon Tom Longua is now in KC,
Kansas doing pastoral work before ordination to the priesthood
on June 7th in Lincoln, NE (come if you can). He finished
his MA in Church History at CUA in December.
and Mary Kate (Jensen) Smith are proud to announce the
birth of their little baby boy, Damian Joseph. He was introduced
to them on January 28 and came into the world weighing 7 lbs
11 ozs. He joins Christina, Bernadette, and Dominic to help
make their ives a little brighter!
('00) and Emily (Foushee) Eidem ('00) are proud to announce
the birth of Laura Catherine, born on January 31st at 1:01
pm. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. and measured 20 inches long.
Mom, Dad and big sister Mary (17 months) are all doing very
well. Pictures coming soon...
and Julie Asam Monette are now stationed at the Naval
Station in Norfolk, VA, living in Hampton (we were in Colonial
Beach, VA) and are expecting a baby in September. We are grateful
for any and all prayers. :) Oh, and Stephen is being sent
overseas to the Gulf, so prayers are due in that quarter,
too. ;) If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and visit.
and Diane (Blaney'92) Tobias had their 5th baby on
Jan 25. His name is Thomas Richard. He weighed 9 lbs,4oz and
was 20.5 inches long. He is perfectly healthy and such a wonderful
Blessing to their family!
Here's a picture of their children taken at the hospital:
Andy 7, Markus 6, Joseph 4, Elisabeth 2 and Thomas 14 hours
and Gretchen Bowes have been blessed with a new addition.
Little Matthew Lawrence was born on Dec 19, weighed in at
7 pounds 2 oz and was 19 inches long. His big brother Dominic
loves him to pieces as witnessed in the attached picture.
They took a family vacation to NYC in November and had a great
time. John is looking at upgrading to Transport 2nd Pilot
this month and will hopefully pick up Aircraft Commander in
a year. In a year and a half they finish up their tour there
and will hopefully going to Quantico, VA, for a year of school.
interesting story about Tim and Joan Parker: http://www.catholicmil.org/html/testimony_read.html#Parker
and Vivian (Cabler) McIntyre welcomed their third child,
Anna-Marie Therese, born on December 29th. (pictured on left)
Stephen and Therese Cabler welcomed their first baby,
Catherine Elaine, born on November 4th.
8, 2003: Alumni Career Mentoring Networking Reception
4, 2003: Dr. Carroll Appreciation Dinner at Christendom
10-11, 2003: Homecoming
Releases and Campus News: http://www.christendom.edu/news/releases.shtml
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Stuart, Christendom Class of 1987, Dies of Cancer
Stuart died of cancer on February 5, 2003. He had been struggling
with cancer for the past number of years. Please remember
John in your prayers, and please pray for his wife and the
entire Stuart family.
Grads Take Law Into Their Own Hands
Christendom College graduates are currently attending Ave
Maria School of Law (www.avemarialaw.edu)
in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which was founded by Dominos
Pizza founder Thomas Monaghan and opened in the fall of 2000.
Aul, Neva (Howes) Hernandez, and Mark Rohlena - all Christendom
class of 2000 - were the first Christendom grads to enroll
in the school. Andrea Hale (01), Angela Pfister (98),
Gabriel Young (01), Kevin Gerrity (99), and Christopher
Young (97) were in the second entering class at
Ave Maria. Phil Menke (01), Anthony Starkus (02),
Chris Bukowski (00), and Guy Amisano (02)
are all now in their first year of law school.