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An Evening with Sean Forrest
Tuesday, September 20th at 7:30pm in Nugent Auditorium
Open to adults and students in 8th grade and above

Friday, September 30th
  • Any musical members of the Crusader Family are invited to perform with the Crusader Pep Band.  Sign up here!
  • Alumni Cheerleaders are invited to cheer!  Contact Varsity Cheer Coach, Maria Secord if you will attend.
Crusader Homecoming 5k/3k/Family Fun Run
Saturday, October 1st
Check here for information

All School Mass-All Welcome!
Tuesday, October 4th at 10am in the Cioe Gymnasium

Eucharistic Adoration
Fridays now-June 2, 2017 8:30am-2:30pm in the Founder's Chapel
We are looking for volunteers for one hour shifts.  Sign up here!

Volunteer Opportunities
Do you have time or talent to share?
Check out opportunities here!
Welcome Mr. Ken Rasp!

The welcome I have received since arriving in early July, has been nothing short of amazing.  Actually, my wife and I talked about the wonderful sense of hospitality and warmth we felt while participating in the interview process in March during our return drive to Kentucky.  To those of you who I have met on-campus, at the Crusader Open, at a football game, at the Irish Festival or wherever, thank you for opening your hearts and arms to me.  To those of you I have not had the chance to meet yet in person, please know that I look forward with great anticipation to the wonderful conversation that always seems to follow the introduction and hello.

I appreciate greatly the great sense of ownership that you have in MCC.  The tradition of excellence you fostered both in the classroom and on the playing field or court provides an incredible foundation for present day Crusaders to push ever forward and upward.  Please stay engaged by encouraging us to find new and improved ways to educate growing numbers of Crusaders in Spirit, Mind and Body, always centering on personal excellence within the Catholic tradition.

You are always welcome to return. Once a Crusader, always a Crusader.  May God bless you and keep you close to His heart.

Want to show your MCC Pride?
Stop in the Business, Elementary or High School Office for your FREE MCC car decal!
29th Annual Crusader Open

It was a beautiful day at Oak Ridge Golf Club on Friday, August 5th!  Thank you to all of our golfers, sponsors and donors!    We raised over $16,000 for the Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation!

This event was SOLD OUT, so make sure you register your team early next year!  

Save the Date for Friday, August 4, 2017!

Computer Science

MCC now offers three computer science courses; Computing Technology for All, Introduction to Computer Science & Advanced Computer Science.  These courses are taught by new staff member, Jerry Mabrito.  Students will be introduced to the amazing world of the Internet, the web, computers and smartphones.  We live in the digital age and these courses will teach our students to theorize, design, develop and apply the software and hardware for programs that we use day in and day out.   These classes are held in the former Drafting classroom.

Cross Country Returns to MCC!

Currently we have 20 high school and 12
 middle school students risking the adventure to be a part of our new Cross Country Program.  None of our students have ever run Cross Country before or been involved in distance running. This is truly a team of rookie runners, wonderful parents and two volunteer coaches, Don Martines and myself, Greg Russick '72.  

We have an exceptionally supportive administration, Jason Stariha, Stephanie Weber and Allison Grinnell '02. The Athletic Department, under Mr. Stariha's leadership have helped schedule meets, order new uniforms and even come out to run with us on occasion. Our parents have been exceptional getting all of us to and from meets, working concessions to raise money and attending all meets with enthusiasm and support for all of our athletes. They have been extremely positive and supportive! Coach Martines has been a God Send volunteering, sharing wisdom, providing financial support and a great deal of compassion for our young athletes.  Also, I could not coach without the love and daily support of my bride and high school sweetheart, Penny Russick '72.  She is the love of my life and the one who encouraged me to do this.
The five seniors, Colleen Murphy, Kaycie Murphy, Emily Rauch, Lilli Conroy and Hieu Tran (Trent Smith) have taken the younger team mates under their wings and have provided nurture, companionship and continual leadership. I rely on them to lead warm up runs, stretches and workouts. 
All of our athletes continue to improve by leaps and bounds!  I am so proud of these student athletes as they strive to do things on a daily basis with faith, work ethic and true character.
2016 Hall of Fame Inductees
Jacob Holt '16 (parents Cathi & Mike Holt), Christian Martinez '16 (parents Keisha Guy & Steve Martinez) and Nate Jones '16 (parents Theresa & Bruce Jones)

Check out the complete list of Hall of Fame members  here !
Pam Sundell
1st Grade Teacher

After graduating from Mona Shores, I went to Grand Valley State University and received a K-5 Self Contained and 6-8 Science degree.  I started teaching at Shoreline Elementary in Whitehall during the second half of the school year for Kindergarten, and then taught Young 5's the following year.  This will be my fourth year teaching first grade here at MCC!

I absolutely love music, sports, and kids!!!  I have been playing the piano since I was in the 4th grade, and played the viola in middle and high school.  I've also been involved in Track and Cross Country for middle, high school and in college.  One of my most memorable year was when I took first in the 1 mile, 2 mile, 1 mile relay and the 2 mile relay for the City Meet during my senior year of high school.  My team was the city champs as well with only 9 girls on the team!

My other memorable years was when I married my husband, Jason, in 2008 and had my two children, Ava (2) and Hudson (7 months). 

I'm so happy to be at Muskegon Catholic!  I love that we can include God in our everyday teachings.  It's such a tight-knit family here, which was how I was raised, so I feel right at home!
Sheila Salisz '77
Middle School Math Teacher

I just started my eighth year as the MCC Middle School Math teacher.  Last year, I coached Math Counts for our inaugural  year. 

I attended St. Mary's and Holy Trinity Elementary schools and graduated from MCC in 1977. I was the third of seven siblings to graduate from MCC. I married Joe Salisz '77 after graduating from WMU in 1981.  I taught at St. Jude and Holy Name parish schools in the Detroit area for 10 years.

In 1991, my husband and I returned to Muskegon to raise our family.  We have 4 children, Mark '06, Eric '08, Bridget '10 and Katherine '13 that have all graduated from MCC with a wonderful education.  We are now empty nesters.  This past summer we celebrated 35 years of marriage with our family in Montana.

In my spare time , I love to travel, read, walk at the beach, spend time with my family and return to MCC for "games."

Shelia and her family are members of St. Francis de Sales Parish.
Planned Giving
Contact Todd Woodard, Development Director at 231-755-2201 x3260 for more information.
Crusade for MCC Annual Fund
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.
MCC benefits when you shop
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Check out www.muskegoncatholic.org under the Alumni Tab.

Thank you to the Class of 1956 who collected $5 from each alumnus in attendance at their reunion to donate $550 to the
Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation!

Thank you to the Class of 1966 who collected $10,000 from their class to donate to the Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation!

Do you have news to share?  We'd love to include you!
David B. Wildgen '64

Attending MCC was a great experience for me. I especially enjoyed participating in track and field with Coach Jerry Allore. After graduating from MCC in 1964, I went on to Michigan State University where I earned two Bachelor of Science degrees and a secondary teaching certification. A few years later I earned a Masters in Public Administration degree from the University of Arizona. A majority of my undergraduate studies were in psychology but my graduate school work was primarily in long-term care administration and gerontology. I have literally spent my entire career (45 years) caring for the elderly - managing, planning, constructing and turning around various skilled nursing/rehab facilities and retirement communities around the country.
My wife Elayne, a Mona Shores graduate ('65) and now retired RN with a varied practice including many years in the ER, and I have lived and practiced our professions in California, Arizona, Minnesota, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia. We currently live in Soddy Daisy, Tennessee. It has been a fun ride and I still enjoy my hand at consulting. Who knows maybe someday I will actually retire!
Together, Elayne and I have three wonderful children (Jeffrey, William and Rebecca) and seven grandchildren. These the love of our lives.
I wish everyone associated with MCC my very best wishes and a special thanks to all of the teachers, administrators and volunteers who do such a marvelous job.
Steve Douglas '81

When I was 19 years old I accomplished one of my most proud endeavors that I ever took on. I ran from Detroit to Muskegon for the American Cancer Society in an event that was called Strides for Life. It was an 8 day event that covered 25 miles per day to total 200 miles and finished at Pere Marquette Park here in Muskegon. I completed this run for three straight years and I have also run a couple of marathons and have been a very active runner for  over 35 years. I have ran more than 425 races over the years and still do about 25 races every year.

A couple years ago I was asked to help coordinate a run for the Muskegon Hume Home to raise money for the maintenance of the building. We had the race on September 10, 2012 and it turned out to be very successful raising $13,000.00 for the fund. The race is still being held today.

As for my personal life I have been married for 32 years to a wonderful lady named Eve and we have four children all of whom attended and graduated from Muskegon High School. Joe our oldest graduated in 2006 and has since graduated from Grand Valley State University and finished his master's degree at Detroit Mercy in Athletic Training and has been married for four years to Ashley. They have one child Nolan who is our first grandchild. Kathryn who graduated in 2008 attended Ferris State University and graduated in 2012 and now works at the university as their Events coordinator and is married to Derrick. Our middle daughter Erica attended Muskegon Community College and graduated from Grand Valley and currently works for Devil's Thumb Ranch in Colorado as an activities coordinator. Finally our youngest Anna is starting her senior year this fall at Grand Valley after graduating from Muskegon High School top 10 in her class and is pursuing a degree in hospitality and events with a minor in theatre. She is also a black belt in Taekwondo.

I work for International Aid as a gift in kind inventory manager and my wife is currently a nurse for DaVita Dialysis in Muskegon. I'm currently the cross country coach at Muskegon High School and I'm in my sixth season there and also coached track for 4 years. I of course love to run and we also like to travel every summer to different locations throughout the U.S. We love being empty nesters and traveled to Spain for our 30th anniversary trip. We also attend North Muskegon Harvest Bible Chapel and are very active within the church.
Stefanie Gilbert '04

After graduating from MCC, I attended The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and earned my Bachelor's degree in Movement Science from The School of Kinesiology over the course of three years. Go Blue! 

I pursued my curiosity in medicine by volunteering at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital on the Hematology/Oncology floor and in the pediatric cardiac surgery operating rooms for a year. Following this, I moved to downtown Detroit for medical school and spent countless, life-changing hours serving the hard-working people of Detroit at Wayne State University. 

Following medical school, I moved to Washington, D.C. for residency training in Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University. It is here where I worked with some of the nation's leaders in Emergency and Critical Care and have worked side-by-side with the front runners in Health Care Reform in the White House and on the Hill. In addition, I have conducted clinical research in the patient-provider experience and costs of emergency care. I was selected by residency leadership this past year to serve as Chief Resident and was also honored to be the recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award in Emergency Medicine for outstanding patient care. 

I have been in the D.C. area for over three years now and am enjoying my time in the big city immensely. It is here where I met my wonderful fiance who happens to be a buckeye from Columbus, OH. We enjoy exploring the sites, trying out new restaurants, and are active members of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish. Although I very much miss my family and friends back in Michigan, I am delighted to be serving the nation's capital and look forward to what the future will bring.
New diploma?  Let us know!  alumni@muskegoncatholic.org 
Alumni Class

Just married?  Let us know!  alumni@muskegoncatholic.org 
Jamie Helsen '98 & Michael Hekker on August 6, 2016

Barbara (Bobbi) Sprague '01 & Don Gauthier on June 17, 2016

Sarah Anderson '08 & Andrew Levandoski on June 25, 2016
Have you welcomed a new Crusader?  Let us know! 

Alanna (Sedlock) '94 & Matt Clarke, a girl, Juliette Marie on September 16, 2016

Josephine (Harris) '05 & Alex Block, a boy, Michael Thomas on September 1, 2016

Megan Reilly '10 & Alex Frasier, a boy, Braxton James on September 8, 2016
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.

Grace "Elaine" (Detamore) Stromp '59
Camille (Chandonnet) Tejchma '59
Theresa "Terri" Wagner '60
Chester "Chet" Dusnik '60
Scott Chandonnet '78
Drafting Tables for Sale!

3 Available!  $200/each

Contact Melanie at mlyonnais@muskegoncatholic.org or 231-755-1000 if you are interested.
Hall of Fame Trophy Case Project

We now have 6 trophy cases, each made up of 3 sections.  Thirteen of the 18 sections have been sponsored to cover the cost of materials, lighting and glass. Each section has a plaque signifying the donor or dedication.

These cases have replaced lockers that have gone unused for d ecades in the  Hall of Fame.  Trophies that have been in storage have now come back out display!
If you are interested in sponsoring a case, contact Melanie at 231-755-1000 or mlyonnais@muskegoncatholic.org for more information.

Current plaques:
  • Donated by Alfred and Virginia Cayo
  • Donated by the MCC Classes of 1963 & 1965
  • Donated by the MCC Class of 2013
  • In memory of Coach Roger Chiaverini-he made you believe
  • In memory of Donny Pasco '73, tailback, whose picture should be above-Bob Blais '73
  • In memory of Ray Cioe and his love for MCC
  • In loving memory of Frankie Belmonte '71
  • Donated by Joseph '61 and Gloria (McDowell) '62 Cote
  • In honor and appreciation of Henry Salisz for 60 years of craftsmanship and service to MCC and its students-The Class of 1973
  • Frank '58 & Nancy Cereska 
    Nathan Cereska '99 
    Alexandra Cereska '09
  • Donated by Elmer & Dolores Kohley
  • Donated by 
    Barry '68 & Marcia (Uher) '70 Kohley 
    Joyce (Kohley) '69 & Randy Schau 
    Lance '72 & Sue (Christian) '71 Kohley 
    Alan '73 & Deidre Kohley
  • In loving memory of Elmer Kohley
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