Summer 2015  

28th Annual Crusader Open

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

3 ways to register!
Call 231-755-1000
Submit online form here
Print form  here
Not a golfer, VOLUNTEER!

Football Pep Rally & Live Broadcast with WGHN
Join us at MCC!
Wednesday, August 19th @ 5pm
Friday, October 9th @ 7pm
MCC vs. Fremont

2015-2016 Registration for Preschool-12th grade
Contact Molly Moser at 231-755-2201 x344 or

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 Now accepting nominations for 2015!

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MCC Class of '15


On May 31st, forty-nine Crusaders received their diplomas.  The Valedictorian was Michael Caughey, son of Sharon & Shawn (Vanderleest) '87 Caughey, and the Salutatorian was Rachel Dembinski. daughter of David & Gale Dembinski.
  • The total amount students were awarded for the college they will be attending (awards granted by state, federal, community, institution, etc) is $1,723,857, and
  • The total of all awards given to our students (every college they applied to and the awards granted by state, federal, community, institution, etc) is $2,928,251
  • 97% of students will be pursuing advanced education or training.

See all the graduates and scholarships here.


At Baccalaureate, Zach Winzer, son of Mark & Julie Winzer, received a standing ovation as his appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy was read.


"The United States Merchant Marine Academy, located at Kings Point, New York (on the north shore of Long Island), is one of the five Federal Academies.

Nominated by Senator Stabenow and Congressman Huizenga, Zachary Winzer is one of approximately 250 appointees selected to attend the Academy from around the nation and the world, out of over 2,200 applicants.

Completion of the intensive four year regimental and academic curriculum, which includes three trimesters at sea on U.S. Flag Merchant vessels and U.S. Navy ships, as well as an Internship, leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree, a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer's License as either a Deck Officer or Engineering Officer, and an Ensign's commission in the U.S. Navy Reserve.  

An Appointment to the Academy is the equivalent of a scholarship worth approximately $225,000 over the 4-year period.  This remarkable achievement reflects great credit on Zachary, and demonstrates that he is already living up to the Academy's motto "Acta non Verba" - Deeds, not words.

Spring Sports Recap

Varsity Boy's Baseball-The team finished the season with a 39-1-1 record and brought home the first State Championship!  The team is coached by Steve Schuitema, Mike Holt, John Morehouse, Rick Murray '81, Mike Robillard and Todd Woodard. 

Varsity Girl's Softball- It was a tough year with a final record of 1-20.  Caroline Price '16, daughter of Paul and Beth (Winicki) '87 Price, was selected as second team all-conference for the Lakes 8 Conference.  She pitched all but two games and finished the season with a .439 batting average.  Katie Sullivan '15, daughter of Bob '82 & Paula (Wright) '86 Sullivan, was chosen to play in the All-Area All-Star game which was held at Muskegon Community College.  Katie finished the season with a .419 batting average and played third base and center field.The team is coached by Tom Schultz. 

Varsity Boy's Golf-The team finished 9th in the State Golf Tournament.  Collin Powers '17, son of Kelly and Lisa (Partenio) '86 Powers, finished 5th overall.  The team is coached by Jimmy Hegedus '00.

Varsity Co-Ed Track-Eleven athletes competed at the State Level.  The team is coached by Steve Czerwon '95.

Varsity Girl's Soccer-The team finished 8-10-2.  The team is coached by Mike Banka.

Varsity Girl's Tennis-The team had strong performances at the city and regional meets.  The team is coached by Jay Starke. 


Erich Adams, Dawn Foutch, Del Vollink & Mike Tober
Good-bye & Good Luck!
Erich Adams has filled the role of Athletic Director for the past 3 years with finesse and class. He has also been an outstanding coach and head of our girls' basketball program. There is no doubt that Erich will be greatly missed.

Dawn Foutch has been our outstanding Preschool Director for twenty-seven years. Dawn feels it is time to leave and to find relaxation and repose. She has more than earned that!

Del Vollink will be returning home to Boston.  The success we have experienced in our 1:1 technology program, both with our teachers and students, is due largely to Del and her efforts and ability to teach.  Thank you, Del!

Mike Tober is going to take his talents to Grand Rapids, as he has been offered a position in a parish there where he will continue to share "what the Gospel is all about". Certainly, we have been blessed by Mike's zeal and passion for our Catholic faith for the past eight years as Campus Minister. I think his impact has been felt in a very positive way by everyone at MCC. 



Allison (Shakinis) Grinnell '02

7-12 Principal


Allison has taught science at Highland Middle School in Indiana for the last 7 years.  During this she has been a team leader to teachers, a coach and a mentor to students.  In addition to her  bachelor's degree from Olivet College in Michigan, she obtained a masters in Administration from Purdue Calumet, Indiana. 


"As an alumnus from Muskegon Catholic Central, there is no better feeling, than knowing I am coming back to the place that I consider home.  I feel very honored and blessed to be named the next principal of Muskegon Catholic Central.  My mission will be to ensure that all students continue receiving the best faith filled education and experiences that Muskegon Catholic Central has to offer."


Jason Stariha

Athletic Director


Jason is a 2003 graduate of Central Michigan University, who served in a similar role as Athletic Director at Providence Christian High School in Fremont, MI until it closed in 2013. With his impressive coaching experience and love and appreciation for his Catholic faith, Jason is ready and eager to direct our athletic programs, support our coaches, communicate with our community, and serve as a role model for our students.

Susan Dugener

Preschool Teacher


Susan has been with us for one year as a kindergarten teacher after previously directing a preschool in the Diocese of Lansing. Susan brings a bright smile and a wealth of experience to this position, and we are certainly blessed to have found her for this role.  

Matt Koczur

Campus Minister/Religion & Science Teacher


Matt is a a 2012 graduate of the University of North Dakota with a degree in chemical engineering. Matt comes to us after leading a college ministry program at the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse and Michigan Tech. Matt will also teach some science classes for us. The blending of science and faith is a rare jewel in education, and a role Matt will fill in a sincere and authentic way. 

Molly Cook

Religious Event Coordinator/Religion Teacher


Molly will serve as both a religion teacher and a religious event organizer. Molly is a 2014 graduate of Aquinas College and has been working in Detroit-area schools through the Christ the King Service Corps. Molly has a passion for her faith and sharing it with young people, particularly through retreats and service.




Planned Giving

Contact Todd Woodard, Development Director at 231-755-2201 x326 for more information.


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

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.


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!
Click here to learn more about this NEW program!

Camel Race Fundraiser & Pig Roast
Saturday, July 25th 6pm
Hagar's Hideaway, Muskegon
You won't want to miss this! Get tickets by calling Don at 231-343-2327 or by emailing

This is the club's only fundraiser for the year, so please join us!  We still have a few camel sponsorships available too!

Your $25 ticket entry gets you:
Admission to bet on racing camels!
Pig Roast dinner with cash bar
Entered to win a 60" flatscreen TV
Entered to win a $250 gift basket.
A chance to play one of several 50/50 games!

Here's how it works:

You bet on one of several 3-foot-tall wooden camels that are outrageously decorated by their sponsoring family or organization. The camels 'race' on a large game board-style track by advancing via a bingo-style drawing. Odds are calculated just like a real horse track, and the winning camel pays out real cash!

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Mary Jo (Schiller) Nowak '70

Steve & Mary Jo with their grandchildren.


I guess you could say my blood type is green and gold positive! I have either attended,volunteered/ parented and been employed at Muskegon Catholic Schools for 56 years.  I attended St. Jean's School 1st through 8th grade and went on to attend MCC graduating in 1970.
I ment my husband Steve Nowak '70 at MCC and we have been married 43 years. God blessed us with two daughters Angie (Nowak) Wittkowski '92 and J'Nai (Nowak) Klein '95.
My volunteer work included serving on the St. Michael's Home and School as Secretary, Vice President, and President while my children attended there. I also was the President of the MCC Middle School Board. I also served as Secretary and President of the Muskegon Catholic Central School Board.
In the early 90's I became active on the Rainbow Auction Committe. In 1998 the position of Development and Alumni Manager became available. I was working at Hackley Hospital as the Volunteer Service Director at the time and Tom Powers, Superintendent, the time encouraged me to apply for the position. The rest is history~I was hired and worked in the Muskegon Catholic Education Foundation up until my retirement this past May 15th. During these 17 years I had the opportunity to work and meet some wonderful individulas. There are so many people that support and believe in everything MCC offers. It is because of these dedicated employees, alumni, parents and friends that  we are and will continue to be Muskegon Catholic Central.



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


Just married?  Let us know! 


Krystal Garner-Burt & Broderick Jackson '96 on June 6, 2015.


Have you welcomed a new Crusader?  Let us know!  


Melanie (Gabris) '96 & Chris Lyonnais, a boy, Gabe Louis on June 17, 2015.


Caroline & Adam '95 Ramseyer, a boy, Elliot Feliks on July 8, 2015.


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John Frederick '75

Paul Pamer '62

Susan (Crimmins) Roush '73

Robert (Bob) Varela '84

Richard Craig-former MCC English teacher in the 80's

Christine Vettese-Read obituary here.

Christine served as an English teacher, play director and principal during her time at MCC in the 70's and 80's.

Christine had a pet phrase that she always encouraged her students with. She said their work should be "aesthetically pleasing".  She started a Mass Media class thru the English Dept. which was very popular.  She was also was named MCC "Educator of the Year".  She was a great lady.  Contributed much to the academic and aesthetic culture of MCC.  She was passionate about excellence and knew how to draw students to it.
-Pat (Ribecky) O'Toole '65 and former MCC teacher and principal