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GoldenCrusader
Winter 2014  
UPCOMING EVENTS
  
National Honor Society-Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, December 15th 8:30am-2:15pm in the Ray Cioe Gym
If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 231-755-2201x327 or e-mail malexander@muskegoncatholic.org
Walk-ins Welcome!  Please bring your ID.
 
MCC Spring Musical-Oklahoma!
March 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th & 21st.
 
32nd ANNUAL RAINBOW AUCTION
Saturday, April 25, 2015
If you are interested in joining the Steering Committee or volunteering for the Rainbow Auction, please contact Melanie at 231-755-1000 or mlyonnais@muskegoncathlic.org
Attention Alumni!
Harris Connect will be contacting you on MCC's behalf to help us update our database with your current information.  They will reach you by mail, e-mail or phone and will begin December 12th.  An Alumni Directory will be published and available for purchase later this year.  The last Alumni Directory was published in 2007.
Thank your for your help with this project!

CAMPUS NEWS 

  

Inaugural Class Inducted

Read more here

   

Homecoming 2014

Read more here

       
  
Read more here
   

Fall Sports recap

Read more here

       

Kindergarten-6th Grade
7th-12th Grade

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.  This year's goal is $891,000.

 

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

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!
Crusader Car Raffle Winners
Grand Prize Winner
Andy Harris '00
$1,000 Winners
Jill Sesselmann
Rick Friest
Gordy Huss
Martin Delgado

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

 

Joni (Petroski) Jarosik '76

Joni celebrated her 40th work anniversary with Raymond James.  Joni started with Roney & Co (became Raymond James in 1999) in August 1974, the summer before her senior year, through the Co-op Program.  She has been fortunate to grow with the company, to current position of Operations Manager.

 

The Raymond James work family includes MCC alumni Mike Nowak '75, Al Kowalski '80, Dana (Stratton) Bergeman & Sarah (Stojak) McCarthy '88, along with MCC Board of Trustee Member, Paul Price.

 

Joni has three children, Katie and twins Matt & Mitch.

Joni enjoys gardening, shopping & MCC football.  She has proudly supported them at the Silver Dome/Ford Field - only missing 1981 & 1986, those being the years her children were born, and it just so happens the years they came in "runner-ups" - so she consider herself their good luck charm! 

Randy Estepp '83

Randy was a member of the Crusader football team, an all-state defensive tackle playing in 3 state championships with victories in 1980 and 1982.  After battling brain cancer, tumors and having several surgeries, Randy now uses a wheelchair and lives at Sanctuary at the Shore in Grand Haven.

 

This fall, Varsity Football Head Coach, Steve Czerwon '95, received a letter from Randy's sister Christine Dingman telling Randy's story and his love for Crusader football.  Inspired, Steve and the the four team captains went to visit Randy.

 

With the cooperation of the staff at Sanctuary at the Shore and Bobby Morse '83, Randy was able to cheer on his beloved Crusaders from the end zone for the first time in years.  For more on this visit and Randy's story, click here.

Shannon M. Mullally, Ph.D. '96

Shannon earned her doctorate in Creative Writing from the University of Denver, her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her BS from Michigan State University. Her co-authored, award-winning book, Love Block, was published in 2005 by 3-Day Books. She is currently an editor for School Zone Publishing´┐Ż, a company in Grand Haven, MI, which publishes educational materials for children.
 

Shannon is proud to announce that School Zone's Little ScholarTM tablet has been nominated by the Toy Industry Association for the prestigious 2015 Educational Toy of the Year award.  Shannon put her writing talents to good use in the marketing of the tablet and editing aspects of its content.
 

When people ask me what motivates her in life, she tell them, "faith." Faith propels her forward. A faith-based education gives me the strength to take on what seems impossible at the time, because, after all, having faith is believing in something greater than yourself. Shannon was so very fortunate to have attended MCC because the teachers, staff, administrators and students gave her a lifelong gift: the knowledge that God is always with us, directing our course. In fact, think about this: When she was a student at MCC, she spent time she know then, that many years later, she would become a part of that very same company. How's that for full circle!"

Marty Klemp

Maria and Marty at Ford Field.

Marty is a familiar face to many of us around MCC!  Marty's mom, Rose (Zoromski) Klemp '64 and siblings, Dave Klemp '86, Dan Klemp '88 and Maria (Klemp) Poort '89 are all graduates of MCC.  Marty would have followed suit, however, God had a different plan.  He went to Wesley School and graduated in 2000.

 

Marty's love and pride for MCC began when he started attending sporting events to watch Dave play football and run track, watch Dan play football and Maria cheer.  After graduating, Maria continued to take Marty to basketball, baseball and football games.  In 1987, Coach Mike Holmes presented Marty as MCC's #1 fan and gave him a jersey, helmet and team autographed football.  Marty is still known by this title.

 

Marty admires Coach Mike Ribecky '73 and when he sees the coaching staff, he'll ask "How is the team doing?  Are we going to win tonight?"  Marty continues to cheer on his favorite school and watched the football team win Back-to-Back State Championships.

 

Marty's niece Alani Poort '26 is the third generation to attend MCC.
 

COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENTS

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

 

AlumniClass
College
Degree
Major
Pete Kutches
2006
Ferris State University
MS
Criminal Justice Administration
ALUMNI BUSINESSES 

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

 

A complete list of Alumni owned businesses will be created and available on the MCC website.  Stay tuned!

WEDDINGS

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

 

Lauren Kassing & Jordyn Kohley '04 on December 6, 2014.

 

Tori Chandler & Edmund McAllister, Jr. '04 on April 26, 2014. 

 

Maria Vresics '06 & Jim Kutches on July 12, 2014.

 

Taryn Klinkner & Peter Kutches '06 on September 6, 2014.

BIRTHS

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

 

Christina & Ben '96 Homik welcomed a boy, Benjamin Charles on September 13, 2014.
  
Marion Wilhoite-Werner & Jason Werner '98, welcomed a boy, Oliver Calip on August 27, 2014.
 
Tori & Edmund '04 McAllister welcomed a boy, Stacy on July 4, 2014.

IN MEMORIAM 

MCC logo

 

Howard Meloche '54

Joseph Jensen '56

William W. Gray '57

Ann Kelly '58

Ronald Colligan '62

Daniel Beckmann '64

Jerome Zadel '64 

Susan (Paparella) Magiapane '75

Walter "Vodge" Nixon '94


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