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2010 edition of The Grapevine Online
Notes / Calendar of Events / Links
to Stories / Prior
and Maria (Hepler) Morgan ('07) just
welcomed twins into their family. John Thomas and Peter Benedict
were born on May 14th weighing 6 lb 12 oz and 7 lb 2 oz. Sophia
Grace turned two years old on the 16th and loves being a big
sister. She is always asking to hold the babies. Corey recently
accepted a new job up in Northwestern PA and will be starting
the beginning of July.
and Emily (Griswold) Sparks ('07) happily welcomed their
first child into the world on April 15th. Joseph Scott Sparks
weighed 8lbs. 3oz. and arrived at 3:30p.m. The munchkin was
baptized on May 1st, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, with
his Aunt Martha Griswold and Uncle Jason Sparks as godparents.
Blankenship ('05) is checking in after years of silence.
For the past few years he has been working with his brother
building a small legal services company, providing a multitude
of services to the legal community of Northern Virginia. The
bulk of the work is serving Subpoenas, Warrents, Summonses,
and other like court documents. He has traveled far and wide
in the great Commonwealth putting over 150,000 mile on his
car in 4 years. He has survived inclement weather (the snowpocalypse),
dog bites, a host of angry litigants and being put on the
witness stand a couple of times. He has served many notable
people including Washington Redskin's Gary Clark, Rock Cartwright,
and Fred Davis and Washington Wizzard Gilbert Arenas. As if
this wasn't exciting enough, he just recently applied to and
was accepted for a degree program at the College of Court
Reporting. Hopefully in two years he will be a certified Court
Reporter who can type in excess of 225 wpm.
(Ruminski) Lauzon ('05) and her husband Michael are overjoyed
to announce the arrival of their daughter Rosalind Joy on
April 23, also the birthday of Shakespeare. Rosalind arrived
bright and early at 5:54 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 6 oz. and measuring
18.9 inches. Thank you to everyone for the many prayers!
Belle-Oudry and Nick Akhurst were married on May 22 at
St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Phoenix, AZ, in a beautiful
ceremony in which many other alumni were present. Please keep
them in your prayers as they start out of their new life together!
and Leah Coffey
would like to announce the birth of Katharine Therese Coffey.
Born May 12th weighing in at a healthy 9 lbs 1 oz. She has
only been alive a week and has watched more Yankee games than
their first three kids combined. They look forward to her
baptism as she will be the first of of the Coffey Clan to
be baptised by Leah's brother Father Tony Stephens.
may be old news, but because it is still noteworthy news,
and that it what this Grapevine is all about, it will be included
in this June edition of updates on the lives of our alumni.
A Lafayette, IN alum, Matthew Arnett ('07) recently
made his alma mater proud by winning a bacon eating contest!
He not only made the local news channel with this story, but
he also made it to CNN.com! It was a difficult contest, and
there were probably times when Matt didn't think he would
finish, but our graduate of the liberal arts discipline knew
what to do in times of hardship: buckle down and get the job
done. To catch the full story, click on the links below:
Hatke ('00) feels that it's time to announce that his
first graphic novel, Zita the Spacegirl: Far From Home,
will be released this winter. This is the first of two Zita
the Spacegirl books, written and illustrated by Ben, and published
by First Second books. The book is close to 200 pages and
chock full of aliens, robots, magic and a giant mouse. For
updates about the book you can visit Ben's art blog at:
other news, Ben and Anna (Bertolini) Hatke continue
to raise their three daughters, Angelica (7), Zita(4) and
Julia(2) in the wilds of Virginia where, it seems, there is
a growing population of foxes.
Calendar of Events
2010: Experience Christendom Summer Program Session I
20-July 31, 2010: Christendom's Graduate School Summer Program
27-July 4, 2010: Experience Christendom Summer Program Session
10-17, 2010: Experience Christendom Summer Program Session
11-17, 2010: Latin Immersion Program Session I
2010: Latin Immersion Program Session II
2010: Experience Christendom Summer Program Session IV
2010: Graduate School Graduation
20, 2010: New Students Arrive for Fall 2010 Semester
23, 2010: Opening Mass with Bishop Loverde and Convocation
27, 2010: Major Speaker Program - Frank Hanna
8, 2010: Major Speaker Program - Dr. Ray Guarendi
Releases and Campus News: http://www.christendom.edu/news/releases.shtml
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