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GoldenCrusader
Summer 2014  
UPCOMING EVENTS
  
27th Annual Crusader Open
Friday, August 8th at Grand Haven Golf Club
8am Shotgun Start
$110/person.  Reserve your 5-person team today!
Don't have a team, we'll put one together for you!
Hurry, before it fills up!  Sponsorships Available!
Contact alumni@muskegoncatholic.org or 231-755-1000.
  
HOMECOMING 2014
Friday, September 26th 7pm
MCC Crusaders vs. Fruitport Trojans

CAMPUS NEWS 

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Saints Can Be Found Outside High School Classrooms

Flashlight Fever Returns to MCC Elementary

Crusader Baseball Plays at Comerica Park

MCC Dream Garden-New Additions

Grades 7-12 Complete Second Year of 1:1 Technology

The 48 Members of the Class of 2014 Earned $1.6 Million in Scholarships!

60th Anniversary Highlights 
 

Bishop David Walkowiak Visits MCC 5 Times!

Read more here

Homecoming 2013

1st Touchdown Reenactment

Read more here


 
    

"GREASE" Sells Out

All 5 Shows!

Read more here

Crusader Football wins 10th State Title

Read more here

   
  
 
  
31st Annual Rainbow Auction
Celebrating 60 years of Catholic schools in our community
  
Celebrating 60 Years of Catholic Schools
We hosted over 365 guests during this gala evening raising nearly $275,000 to benefit MCC!
A heartfelt thank you to all our sponsors, donors and guests!  We couldn't have accomplished this without your generosity and support!
Check out more photos here!
60th Anniversary Glasses  
Only a limited number available!


Choose from a pint glass or stemless wine.

$6 each or 4 for $22.  Mix and match!

Stop in the Foundation Office to purchase yours!

231-755-1000

alumni@muskegoncatholic.org

SUPPORT MCC

 

Crusade for MCC Annual Campaign

We've almost met our goal for fiscal year 2013-2014-

Help us finish strong and donate by June 30th!

 

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 now 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

The Millennium Club

 

The Millenium Club consists of our donors who have donated $1,000 or more during the fiscal year.  This year more than $385,000 was gifted by these members!  Look for The Millenium Club recognition display this fall!

You, too, can join the club this year by making your contribution by June 30th!

See the list here!

 CRUSADER HALL OF HONOR

   
We are proud to establish the Crusader Hall of Honor to reconginze those alumni, staff and friends of MCC who have helped to build our Catholic community in a special way.  We are now accepting nominations for potential candidates.  Alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends may make nominations.  Please make your nomination by August 1st!
  
Click here for the nomination form.

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

 

Tom Kresnak '60

Tom was inducted into the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame on June 7, 2014.  Tom was a 1959 All-State Tackle at MCC and went on to a standout career at the University of Colorado.  A dominating offensive guard, he was a team captain in 1963 and voted the team's MVP in 1964 - a rare honor for an offensive lineman.

 

Jeff Helminski '92

Jeff is a Managing Director at Blackford Capital, a private equity firm in Grand Rapids, where his primary focus is acquiring and growing Michigan-based manufacturing and service businesses.  His company was recently recognized with the Deal of the Year award from MiBiz Magazine for the acquisition of Custom Profile in Grand Rapids and with a 40 Under 40 award from the Grand Rapids Business Journal.  Jeff and his wife Tammy (an environmental attorney with Barnes & Thornburg in Grand Rapids live in East Grand Rapids with their two sons Dominic (4) and Ryan (2).

 

Annalisa Schaub '98 

Annalisa graduated from Michigan State with a degree in Human Resources and worked as a loan officer for Citibank.  She eventually transferred to Northern California to drive sales regionally.  While working towards an MBA from UC Davis she worked in sales at Apple's Call Center.  After graduating, Annalisa joined Apple Corporate in Cupertino as a Product Manager for AppleCare where she helped launch products in Europe and Asia and did a lot of other cool things she can't talk about.  Now, she manages a team of project managers and has employees all over the world including Singapore and Ireland.  After 10 years, Annalisa has fallen in love with Northern CA (no snow!) and decided to plant her roots by purchasing a home in San Jose where she lives with her boyfriend Adam who also works at Apple.

 

Elizabeth Hansen '07

Elizabeth will receive her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Western Michigan University on June 26, 2014.

 

Paul Plucinsky '07

Currently a Doctoral student at Cal Tech (California Institute of Technology) working toward a Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics.  NASA Research Center recently awarded Paul one of their highly selective research fellowships.

 

Laura Farrell '09

Laura is MCC's new Head Varsity Volleyball coach.  Laura is a 2014 Aquinas College graduate where she studied Communications and English.  Laura is a frequent mission triop goer around the world and is currently the Hospitality and Volunteer Coordinator at the Mercy Health St. Mary's Foundation.


HAPPY RETIREMENT
Kathy (Kandalec) Maus '66

I attended Sacred Heart School and MCC.  My husband, Steve, and I have 2 children, Andy '95 (Kate) Maus and Dana '98 (Bill '98) Martin and 3 grandchildren Lilly, Will and Alyson.  I started working as a Teacher's Aide at Sacred Heart School in 1986 and continued to work at St. Michael's, St. Francis and MCCE.  Over the years, I had the privilege of working with some of the best, most caring and hardest working teachers.  I've worked with so many terrific students, helping them, watching them grow, sharing their failures and successes.  I've met so many loving, dedicated parents who have helped make our school such a success!  I am retiring after all these years knowing I will miss the staff, parents and most of all the students who have so touched my heart!  My husband and I are planning on spending more time with our grandchildren.  I am really looking forward to not having to turn off that alarm anymore.  Everyday is going to be a Saturday!

WEDDINGS

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

 

Kristen Sesselmann '01 and Adam Kosidowski on May 9, 2014

 

Mark Salisz '06 and Mollie Wittlin on April 26, 2014.

 

Eric Salisz '08 and Michelle Kirby on October 5, 2013.

BIRTHS

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

 

Kelly (Korson) '02 and Paul Hudak welcomed a boy, Daniel Joseph, on December 23, 2013.

 

Jennie (Gerencer) '02 and Mark Nowak '02 welcomed a girl, Lydia Frances, on April 20, 2014.

 

Laura (Zagar) '02 and Mike Ogren welcomed a girl, Genevieve Helen, on June 6, 2014.

IN MEMORIAM 

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Cecilia (Kelley) Welbes '55

Lee P. Hunt '56

William "Bill" Goggin '57

Judy (Knight) Marlan '58

Susan (Smith) Root '58

Andrew Antekeier '60

 Lewis Winston '60

Dale Asbury '62

Benjamin Belrose '62

Bruce E. Cook '62

Kenneth Yob '63

Roger Jackson '68

Rosemarie (Zysk) Benkert '70

ANNOUNCEMENTS

   
The Knights of Columbus has available dates for your graduation party, reunion or other celebrations.  Enjoy the recently renovated room and outdoor patio!
Contact Steve Tejchma '80 or Don Carlston '56 at 231-737-9253.
WHO, WHAT & WHERE?
Answer: Molly & Bob DeLong and Henry & Janet Salisz at the All School Mass in October 2013 with Bishop Walkowiak in the Cioe Gymnasium.  Congratulations to Craig Berry '82 for having the first correct response from the Fall 2013 GoldenCrusader!
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