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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
2004 edition of The
Notes / Calendar of Events / Links
to Stories / Prior
here for the NEW Print
Edition - for spouses at home to read
Nate Farinholt was seen running (to the left) in some
sort of Marathon, or maybe it was a 100 meter dash, but in
any case, it's good to see him out and about, staying healthy
Caroline Pollock '03 just moved in with fellow alumna
Alysha Cimprich in a certain ghetto of Annandale. Of
course, sh just helped land a $900,000 donation for the Susan
B. Anothy List Voter I.D. program. She has particularly been
enjoying watching snow fall on plastic pink flamingos on her
(Hester) Gaffney '93 is expecting #5, baby that is, in
July. So much for losing 65lbs. this past year! All her other
kids are hoping for a boy but, she is just praying for a safe
and healthy delivery.
G. Smith '03 checked in this month. He wants to updates
us all on his progress in law school thus far. He made straight
A's and is third in his class. The process of applying for
internships has begun, and life is pretty hectic. All that
being said, OKLAHOMA IS BORING! He misses Christendom and
all his friends!
O'Brien (87) is a nutritional consultant in the DC area.
One of her main goals is to help people get back to the basic
foods that humans have been eating before the advent of the
overly processed, de-natured foods that were introduced to
the diet beginning early last century.She works part time
with a foundation which is teaching the work of a great nutrition
researcher, Weston A. Price. Dr. Price was shocked to see
the major changes in health that occured when primitive cultures
introduced modern foods to their diet. You can get a free
booklet describing his findings by calling 202.333.4325 and
can visit their website at westonaprice.org.
For our own health and the health of future generations this
is invaluable information. (Kathy's work email is email@example.com)
and Matt Cameron '93 are gearing up to go on tour again.
They have invited the young cellist who accompanied Tatiana
in Virginia to join them as they travel up and down the west
coast producing a concert series of their lenten program entitled
"I Thirst - The Crucifixion Story". They have 14
concerts in Washington and 15 in Southern Californa. All of
the concerts are free and an excellent way to foster lenten
devotions as well as to encourage unchurched, fallen away
Catholics or protestants to vist parishes. Their calander
is available online at www.CameronProductions.org.
They are also working out details for Tatiana to sing in Poland
at their Youth Day for over 30,000 kids!
(Class of '92) boys at St. Gregory's Academy in PA are looking
to raise money for a trip to Rome. They juggle! If anyone
needs jugglers, please drop Father a line at
Johnny Sower '99-'03 (pictured on the right) was recently
featured in a publication of the Old Town Alexandria Downtown
Commerce Committee. He looks like he's serving up some good
Kuykendall '99 and Erica Quest '99 are going to
Ireland on Feb. 5 for a few days. Slainte. Erin go Bragh.
of Kuykendall, the latest on Kirk K. Kuykendall '90 is
that he is engaged to be married sometime this summer in Dallas
to a University of Dallas gal.
of marriage and Quests, alumna Deanna Quest '92 has
agreed to wed alumnus Steve Daly '89-'90 sometime in
the near future. Steve, of course, did ask Nick Warner
'89-'9? for permission to marry.
Peter Jensen, of the world-famous celebrity sighting
Jensens, has done it too. His sister Annmarie was recently
seen with Bill Caddyshack Murray while his other sister Claire
the Mountainbiker was pictured with Kiefer Young Gun Sutherland.
Peter is going to graduate school in Florida, and while attending
a certain college event, he happened to run into Jennifer
Aniston, or Mrs. Pitt to you. I don't know how they do it,
but that they do it is something to think about. I wonder
who they meet next issue........
brand spanking new December alumna, Julie C. (it's an "e,"
not an "a") Abernethy '04, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
Canada is so very happy to be a member of the alumni ranks.
And as all new alumni, she is discovering the many wonders
of the real world. She has recently discovered the world of
knitting. In fact, she is doing a toque and it's so beautiful
(much like the Christendom choir). And she cooks, and cleans,
and she does some sort of exercise, and looks for jobs. But
in all reality she has so many things to do that she doesn't
have time for a job. She does, though, have a job working
at some marketing place, but she doesn't know exactly what
it is yet. It's probably something like data entry fun or
something like that. Ideally she'd like to find a decent job
for now, and then find a good job starting in September. That
way she'd be able to quit there in May, and go to Switzerland
after graduation. So that's her incredible life plan. And
we'll see how it goes. So if anyone wants to hire a Saskatoonie
from Saskatchewan (remember Paul Kreuger '90? He was
also from Saskatchewan, but from the metropolis of Regina)
for September, just let her know. She wouldn't want anyone
to miss out on having her as an employee.
O'Donnell '03 recently met the Pope in Rome (see pic above).
left over from Christmas is the Steve Donahue '86-87
family from Texas. Standing in the back from left to right:
Augustine(8), Dominick(13), Benedict(7), Nathaniel(10), Genevieve(6),
Theodore(11), Bernadette(12) In front: Carolyn holding Maximilian(10
mo.), Cornelius(3), Stephen holding Marcellinus(2), and Jacinta(5).
Jansen '02, not of the famous celebrity sighting Jensen
family, but of the West Virginia Jansen family, was recently
spotted in the city during the March for Life. Although unemployed
and somewhat distraught over his immediate employment (or
lack of employment) predicament, he was seen buying people
beer at the Times following the March. Thanks for the beer,
MP! Hopefully, he will be gainfully employed come the next
issue of the Grapevine.
to the left is Mrs. Becky (Birch) Kunasz '90-'91 with
her husband Markian and their children. They live in Nashville,
J. Corey, the new December '03 alumnus formerly known
as DJ, is now teaching with alumna Mary (McFadden) Brand
'98 at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS)
and Heather (Carlson) McGraw '93 are excited about moving
into their new home at the end of this month. Yippie!
Doyle, daughter of Joe & Kate (O'Reilly) Doyle
of Chicago finished an amazing 7th place in last weeks All
Ireland (Irish dancing) competition out of 154 dancers invited
from around the world.
(Hanley) Ferguson '98 wants to have corrected the grievous
error that was made in the November Grapevine Online, which
stated that she missed Mary (McFadden) Brand's wedding
and only arrived in time for the reception. The facts of the
case are that she did, in fact, attend the Nuptial Mass, even
arriving 5 minutes early, and Jen Gordon '98 was present
with her!. (Editor's response: Mea culpa)
and Emily (Foushee) Eidem's daughters, Mary and Laura
(who just turned one), had a nice visit with new friend Chloe
Costello, the daughter of Greg and Emily (Dateno) Costello
on Feb.1 (pic on the right)
and Jennifer (Knopf '97-00) Tutwiler are expecting
Baby #2 this September and having a horrible time trying to
pick out names!! Any suggestions are welcome (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
(We're looking for something Celtic). [from the
editor: Colleen, Niall, Hugh, Brigid, Dubh, Rory, Kieran,
Connor, Declan...oh yeah that's the O'Donnell family! But
others are of course, Niamh, Siobhan, Fergal, Sean, Cormac,
Nora, Orla, Aidan, Finbar, Seamas, Angus, Oisin, Liam, Moira,
Gale, Shakeara, Desmond, Fionn, Fiona, Saoirse, Breena, Clare,
Doreen, Cara, Keara...and these are just some of the people's
names whom I knew while growing up in Eire...TM).
and Valerie (Kelly) Clark have some big news: Madelaine
Sophie Renaud was born at 10:04 PM on January 26th. She weighed
11 1/2 lbs. and was 23 inches long. Gracie (age 1 1/2)
loves her little sister and can't resist showering her with
for Life 2004: Christendom Alumni are still Pro-Life, and
many still like to hit the Irish Times/Dubliner afterwards!
Happy Happy Birthdays.....
Mr. Marek Rybkowski 2/1
Rev. Jerome Pilon 2/1
Miss Jessica Perdue 2/1
Miss Christiana Williams 2/1
Rev. Kevin Walsh 2/2
Mrs. Michelle Castellan 2/2
Mr. Daniel Miller 2/2
Rev. Michael Cermak 2/2
Mrs. Meg Arnold 2/2
Mrs. Janine Tsakanikas 2/2
Mr. Daniel Prorock 2/3
Mrs. Wendy Murphy 2/4
Mr. Stephen O'Keefe 2/4
Mr. Andrew Cole 2/4
Mr. Matthew Murphy 2/5
Mr. Michael Hichborn 2/5
Miss Elizabeth Neglia 2/5
Miss Anne-Marie Jensen 2/5
Mrs. Carolyn Kuhn 2/6
Mr. Robert Kasper 2/7
Mrs. Paula O'Keefe 2/8
Mr. Mark Leininger 2/9
Mrs. Sharon Echaniz 2/9
Mrs. Mary Smith 2/9
Mrs. Katie Halisky 2/9
Mr. Gregory Russell 2/10
Dr. Matthew Walz 2/10
Mr. John Hofbauer 2/11
Mrs. Marguerite Murphy 2/11
Rev. Michael Ruddick 2/11
Mr. Edward Scheetz 2/12
Mr. Christopher Zak 2/12
Mrs. Julie Collorafi 2/12
Mr. Michael Walsh 2/13
Mrs. Donna Graziano 2/13
Mr. Todd Summers 2/13
Miss Kate Power 2/13
Mrs. Angela Jones 2/13
Miss Laura Byrne 2/13
Maria Lomeli 2/14
Mr. Phillip Menke 2/14
Mr. Thomas Ehart 2/15
Mr. Edward Dohn 2/15
Mr. Louis Kugel 2/15
Mrs. Catherine Doyle 2/16
Sr. Elizabeth Ann Barkett 2/16
Mrs. Jennifer Grimm 2/16
Miss Mary Storck 2/16
Miss Mary Pegis 2/17
Sister Maria Garcia 2/17
Mrs. Sherri Carlson 2/17
Mr. Thomas Carroll 2/17
Miss Jaehne Krestyn 2/18
Miss Catherine Longtin 2/19
Mrs. Mary Thomas 2/19
Mr. John McMahon 2/19
Mr. Matthew Reagan 2/19
Miss Christianne Van Sant 2/19
Mr. Brian Broggi 2/20
Miss Megan McNeely 2/20
Mr. Matthew Akers 2/20
Mr. Christopher Carlson 2/21
Mrs. Rebecca Irving 2/21
Miss Elisabeth Boever 2/22
Mrs. Carol Matt 2/23
Mr. Gregory McCoy 2/23
Miss Mary Violante 2/23
Miss Catherine Malo 2/23
Mr. James Perry 2/24
Miss Mary Walsh 2/25
Miss Anne Monette 2/25
Mrs. Loretta Scheetz 2/26
Mr. Craig Spiering 2/26
Dr. Andrew Walz 2/27
Mrs. Ellen Kelly 2/27
Miss Deanna Quest 2/27
Mrs. Tammy Osborne 2/28
Mr. Robert Brown 2/29
21, 2004: Alumni Network Career Mentoring Reception
24, 2004: Golf Tournament at Bull Run Golf Club outside
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College Study Abroad Program in Ireland Conducted by Dr. and
Mrs. Timothy ODonnell,
and Dr. Patrick Keats. Tour Chaplain: Fr. John Heisler
26 - August 16, 2004
Two 3-credit courses: Irish History and Irish Literature
One week of study at Christendom College
15 days of travel in Ireland (including a trip to the Aran
Round-trip airfare from Washington, D.C.
All airport transfers, entrance fees and transportation (in
D.C. and Ireland)
Full breakfast and dinner daily in Ireland
Full room and board while in the U.S. at Christendom College
To provide participants with the opportunity to study and
travel abroad, enabling them to experience first-hand how
the Faith can form a culture. Travels include visits to early
celtic forts, monastic sites, castles and highland regions
highlighting Irelands contribution to Western Civilization.
$3,474 Includes tuition, round trip airfare, hotel accommodations,
transportation in Ireland, breakfast and dinner. A deposit
of $300 is due by March 31, 2004.
information please contact: Miss Christina Lundberg at 800-877-5456,