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Spring 2015  
UPCOMING EVENTS
  

Pint-Size Hero Blood Drive

Friday, May 22nd 10am-3:45pm

MCC Morse Gym

Muskegon Catholic Central Elementary is partnering with the American Red Cross to participate in a community service project called the Pint-Size Hero Program.  The program teaches children about blood donation, blood components and how blood is used as medicine.

 

To donate blood, you can make an appointment for this drive online at www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

2015 Commencement Ceremony
Sunday, May 31st at 4pm
Frauenthal Theatre
 
28th Annual Crusader Open
ALL WELCOME!
18-Hole Scramble, Lunch, Prizes
Friday, August 7th
Check-in 7:15am
Shotgun Start 8am
Oak Ridge Golf Club, 513 W. Pontaluna Road
Teams of 5-$100 per golfer/$500 per team
***Early Bird Special***
Sign-up and Pay by June 1st
$90 per golfer/$450 per team
3 ways to register!
Call 231-755-1000
Submit online form here
Print form  here and mail

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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WALL OF HONOR


 Educator-Alumni-Service


 Now accepting nominations for 2015!


 Click here for more information and to submit your nomination!


CAMPUS NEWS 

Winter Sports Recap

Varsity Boy's Basketball-Overall record 17-7.  Conference and District Champs.  The team is coached by Lamar Jordan, Leonard Vines and Krista Hoffman. 

Varsity Girl's Basketball-Overall record 8-13.  The team is coached by Erich Adams, Holly Michelli and JeQuan Brown. 

Varsity Hockey-Co-op Team with Reeths Puffer & North Muskegon.  MCC hs 3 players on the team.  Overall record 17-9-1.  The team is coached by Eric Sikkenga. 

Varsity Wrestling-Overall record 0-1.  The team is coached by Mike Michelli, Jeff Johnson & Barry Kieft, Sr.      

MCC Serves the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the 9th Year

This year, 36 students and 12 adults participated in the Mission Trip to serve the low income, disabled and elderly in the greater Gulf Port area (Longbeach, Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis).

      

Spring Musical-OKLAHOMA!


It was MCC's first musical in 1970 and was done again in 1985, 1999 and now for the fourth time in 2015.

 

The Cast included 58 students onstage and 20 behind the scenes.

 

Directors-Mary Fritz & Bob Sullivan '82

Producer/Props-Connie Katafias

Costumes-Molly DeLong '65

Vocal Director-Laura Ogren '02

Orchestra Conductor-Adam Weber

Choreographer/Set Designer-Andrea Mathews '98
 

Aquinas College Makes Dual Enrollment Agreement with MCC

Two classes will be offered, Personal Finance in the fall and Intro to Cultural Anthropology in the spring and are available to junior and senior level high school students.  These students will be eligible to earn 12 college credits by taking one course each semester for both years.  Interested students must first apply and be admitted to Aquinas College.  These classes will be held at MCC and taught by Aquinas professors. 

Crusader Cash is Entering Year Five!

What is Crusader Cash?  This program helps families earn and win tuition credit!  You can help, too, by participating and giving your credits to a current participating family or to the general fund!

Some programs that Crusader Cash participates in are:

Boxtops for Education (look for specially marked packages when you shop!)

Crusader Re$ale Shop

Crusader Cash eBay

Great Lakes Scrip

You Pay-We Pay Business Partners

 

For more information go to our website

or contact crusadercash@muskegoncatholic.org!

Youth Football & Cheer coming to MCC Fall of 2015!

This program is open to all area youth in grades 3rd-6th.

Click here for more information.

WHO'S ON CAMPUS

Marie Jones

I am married to Rick and have 3 daughters.  Taylor is a junior at Grand Valley State University, Sarah is a freshman at Hope College and Cassie is a sophomore in high school.  I have a Bachelor degree in English/Language Arts and a Master in Elementary Education from GVSU.  I have been teaching at MCC for 15 years.  I have taught preschool, kindergarten, 4th grade, but mostly 2nd grade.  I love every grade because they all have their unique personalities.  The younger students are so innocent and just love to learn about anything and the older grades have such fun personalities and we really start to see little traits that make them smaller versions of who they are to become.  It is just so exciting to see them grow and mature every year.  It is so rewarding.  In my free time I enjoy watching my daughter Cassie perform in competitive cheer and school musicals (not sure where she got the talent because I truly cannot sing) and going to watch my daughter Sarah play softball at Hope.  Spending time with family in any way is highest on my list.  The time just goes by so quickly.  I enjoy teaching at MCC because of the families.  We truly have the best, most caring students and parents.  There really is no comparison anywhere.  Being able to teach, pray and talk with the students about God means so much. Through this we are able to help them become the best students they can be not only academically, but also socially and spiritually.

Barb Bourdon

I have began teaching at MCC in 1986.  I think I have taught just about everything in the Science Department - 7th and 8th Grade Science, Biology, Physical Science, Integrated Science, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy - Physiology, Health and even a math and history class.

I am married to Tim, who owns Eye Vision Optical in Spring Lake.  I have 2 daughters - Amanda and Jenna and the cutest dog in the world, Maggie.  I enjoy reading, summertime with lots of sunshine and sewing.  I graduated from Mona Shores and then attended Grand Valley.

 

Matt Callow '07

I attended Albion College.  I was married in June of 2012 to Stephanie (Jancek) Callow '07.  We welcomed a daughter, Isabella Lynne on December 24, 2014.  I am currently in my 3rd year at MCC and have always taught math and one U.S. History class.  I have also assisted with the basketball and baseball programs in different capacities and will be the Girl's Varsity Basketball Head Coach next year.  The strangest thing for both my brother and I was when he was a student in my class last year.  He celebrated at the end of the year because he never had to call me "Mr. Callow", which has been equally weird for both of us.

SUPPORT MCC

 

Crusade for MCC Annual Fund 

 

The Crusade for MCC funds the yearly operational and strategic plan needs of Muskegon Catholic Central.  These funds directly and immediately benefit the faculty, staff, students and families.

 

Here's how to join the Crusade:

  • You can donate here with Paypal 
  • You can mail a check payable to:

MCEF, 1851 Barclay St., Muskegon, MI 49441

  • You can donate by credit card over the phone at 231-755-1000

Strategic Plan Phase II

Current Fund-A-Need Projects

  • Floors
  • Doors
  • Bathrooms
  • Curb Appeal

The Millennium Club

 

The Millenium Club consists of our donors who have gifted $1,000 or more during the fiscal year (July 1-June 30) to the Crusade for MCC Annual Fund.

SUPPORT CRUSADER ATHLETICS FROM NEAR OR FAR!

The Green & Gold Club meets monthly to discuss athletic needs at MCC and holds a 50/50 drawing to help support these needs.  You can participate in this drawing each month with a chance to win an average of $600-$800/month for just $12/year!
It's the perfect stocking stuffer!
Ticket information and order form can be found here!
For more information about the Green & Gold Club, how to become a sponsor or member contact Green & Gold Athletic Club President Josh Bisson '95 at
231-730-0618 or check out the link on the MCC website under athletics!

MCC benefits when you shop
For every eligible purchase, MCC receives .5%!  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.  Same products, same prices, same service.
Click here to link your account!

REUNIONS

 

Check out www.muskegoncatholic.org under the Alumni tab for information.

ALUMNI NEWS

Do you have news to share?  We'd love to include you!

Contact us at alumni@muskegoncatholic.org

 

UPDATES

Pat LeBlanc '74

 

Pat, owner of Holland-based EBW Electronics, was named Michigan's Small Business Person of the Year for 2015 by the Small Business Administration.  Read the article here.

 

"I am blessed in so many ways (too numerous to list).  My supportive family tops the list.  I have been married for 33 years and have 3 beautiful daughters.  At work, regardless of which career I am involved with, being a positive role model and cheerleader has contributed to any success that I have enjoyed.  I was an MSU cheerleader from 1975-1978 so I guess that positive outlook is part of my heritage."

Andy '91 & Andrea (Perri) '92 Riegler

 

Andy serves on the Muskegon Catholic Central Board of Trustees as an executive board member and works as a Sales Manager for Victaulic International.

Andrea is part of the Catholic Culture Committee at MCC.  In 2014, Andrea started her own business as an independent licensed architect.  In February, Andrea was involved as a community star dancer in Dancing with the Local Stars.  This annual charity event has raised over $400,000 in the past 7 years for Muskegon County food pantries.  In this year's competition, Andrea and her pro dance partner, Sean France, won a People's Choice Award and a Critic's Choice Award.

Andrea and Andy have three children attending Muskegon Catholic Central as 3rd generation Crusaders.  Jackson is a freshman, Anna is in 7th grade and Elliot is in 5th grade.

Andy and Andrea's favorite part of Muskegon Catholic is the caring community and seeing the infusion of faith placed into every aspect of their children's school day.

COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENTS

New diploma?  Let us know!  alumni@muskegoncatholic.org 

 

Alumni Class
College
Degree
Major
ALUMNI BUSINESSES 

Are you a business owner?  Please fill out your business profile here.

 

A list of Alumni owned businesses is available on the MCC website here.

WEDDINGS

Just married?  Let us know!  alumni@muskegoncatholic.org 

 

Liz Hansen '07 & Robby Hoover on May 1, 2015.

BIRTHS

Have you welcomed a new Crusader?  Let us know!  alumni@muskegoncatholic.org  

 

Stephanie (Jancek) '07 & Matt '07 Callow welcomed a girl, Isabella Lynne on December 24, 2014.
 

IN MEMORIAM 

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Ann (Kolenic) Carter '75

Felecia (Daszko) Crowell '66

Rosemary Kekete '55

Diane (Lindale) Fichtel '67

Janice (Wilson) Gilbert '79

Maryann (Shroder) Josefowicz '74

Lawrence Kotecki '59

Connie (Smith) Koteles '55

Mary (Jaunese) Mahoney '67

David L. Martin '57

William "Bill" Pyka '64

Kathleen (Parsons) Rabach '84