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29th Annual Crusader Open
ALL WELCOME! 18-Hole Scramble, Lunch, Prizes
Friday, August 5th/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*-Register your team by 7/1/16 for $450!
For more information, register/sponsor/volunteer using the online form or printable forms can be found on the MCC website.

Unity Christian Music Festival
Wednesday-Saturday, August 10th-13th
Come check out our booth!
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Amanda Lee at alee@muskegoncatholic.org or 231-755-2201 x357.

Pig Roast & Live Broadcast with 93.1 WGHN
Wednesday, August 17th (Time TBD)
Come and meet MCC coaches and athletes!

Friday, September 30th

Crusader Homecoming 5k
Saturday, October 1st
Check here for information
2016-2017 Registration for Preschool-12th grade
Contact Molly Moser at 231-755-2201 x344 or  mmoser@muskegoncatholic.org 

Currently, we have 3 billboards around Muskegon.  Have you seen one?
MCC Students from the Class of 2024.
(L-R):Easten Cook, Dewey Modaff, Croix Klint, Kat Grevel, Daeja Hill, Chris Chapman, Owen Lyonnais, Sawyer Hanson and Eric Quail.
Mission Trip 2016

What an experience! This year's MCC mission trip went to Rockcastle County in eastern Kentucky over Spring Break. This area is one of the poorest in the state. Ten students and four chaperones participated. This year we worked through an organization called the Christian Appalachian Project. We split up into two groups and our mission was to work on elderly housing. The group that I was in, worked on a house of a couple that has been married for 57 years! The wife, Juanita, is in a wheelchair and has dialysis two to three times a week. Unfortunately, Juanita's wheelchair did not fit through the door. It was difficult seeing her come home the first day and see her get up out of her wheelchair on one side of the door and fall into a recliner on the other side. We built a deck, a new ramp, and enlarged the door. It was so satisfying to see on our last day, Juanita coming back from dialysis and able to wheel her chair right through the door. She was so grateful to us, but that's not the whole story. In a way, I believe that we were more grateful for her and her husband, Charles. We were able to talk with them and have lunch with them and I feel that they left as big an impression on us as we did on them.

-Matt Koczur, Campus Minister
The students from the class of 2016 were awarded $2,718,419 in scholarships. Of that amount, $920,884 was accepted.  97% of the class will be pursuing advanced education or training.  Click here to see a list of graduates, colleges and scholarships.
Spring Sports Update

Varsity Baseball
Lakes 8 Conference Champions and Division 4 Regional Champions
Finished the season 35-8
Cole Charlesworth '18-First Team All State
Jacob Holt '17-Second Team All State
*Jacob Holt holds the National Record for times hit by pitch.  Read more here.
Head Coach-Steve Schuitema

Varsity Boys Golf
Lakes 8 Conference 3rd Place and Division 4 State Finals 3rd Place  

Collin Powers '18 finished tied for 3rd shooting 74-80-First Team All State

Chase Mastella '18  tied for 15th with rounds of 85-81-Honorable Mention

Head Coach-Jimmy Hegedus '00

Varsity Girls Soccer
Overall 12-6 record
Team Academic All State
Head Coach-Mike Banka

Varsity Girls Softball (co-op w/Western Michigan Christian)
The WMCC Warrior-Crusaders finished the season 7-25.
Academic All State-Caroline Price '18 & Janae Schultz '18
Head Coach-Jeff Nestell
Assistant Head Coach-Tom Schultz '77

Varsity Girls Tennis
The lady Crusaders had a full team of 12.  They had a win and 2 ties.
Head Coach-Jay Starke

Varsity Track
Boys Division 4 Regional runner-up, 7th at State 
State Placers
4x200 Relay State Champions-Christian Martinez '17, Walker Christoffersen '18, Logan Helton '18, Ben Treutler '18

4x100 Relay State Runner Up-Andrew Schulte '18, Walker Christoffersen '18, Logan Helton '18, Ben Treutler '18

Walker Christoffersen '18 5th in 100m

Ben Treutler '18 7th in 200m

Girls 5th Place Division 4 Regionals
State Placer
Talia Tyler '19 8th in 200m

Head Coach-Steve Czerwon '95
(L-R) Sammy, Robbie, Rob, Dani & Gabi
Thank you & Farewell Bridges Family!

How do you spend 10 years at a school and have four kids and none of them graduate from that school? That is my situation. I am writing this as I prepare to leave for another Catholic school community with my wife, Marcia, and four kids. And although none of us are MCC Alums, we will definitely always have this wonderful school community in our blood, in our hearts and in our minds. I know I have not seen everything, but I have seen enough to know that the Muskegon Catholic family is strong enough to persevere for many generations to come. So, until next time,...."May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Rob Bridges
Hall of Fame Trophy Case Project

We now have 5 trophy cases, each made up of 3 sections, with another soon to be added by Mr. Henry Salisz in the Hall of Fame.  Nine 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

Lockers for Sale!

Own a piece of Crusader History!

Available-1 set of 6 lockers-$120

Contact Melanie at mlyonnais@muskegoncatholic.org or 231-755-1000 if you are interested.
Maintenance/Custodial Team
(L-R) Joe Secord, Barb Wehnes, Darlene Barber, Greg Wehler, Lisa Brewer and Al Anderson.

Greg Wehler, Director of Maintenance -Greg is a graduate of Grand Rapids Catholic Central and has been at MCC for 8 years.  Greg and his wife, Wendy have a son Dalton who graduated from MCC this year and daughter Ryleigh.  Greg is also owner/captain of Code Blue Charters.  

Al Anderson-Al has been with MCC for 20 years.  Al's wife, Mary, graduated from MCC in 1983 and children Sarah '08, Michael '10 and Elizabeth '12 are also MCC graduates.  Al loves MCC!

Lisa Brewer-Lisa has been with MCC for 15 years.  Lisa feels blessed to be at MCC where she can share her faith, pray in the chapel, listen to Christian music and be around the students.

Darlene Barber-Darlene has been with MCC for 15 years.  Darlene and Lisa are "Partners in Grime!"

Joe Secord '62-Joe returned to MCC in February of this year.  Joe is retired from Whitehall Public Schools where he taught for 28 years.  After "retirement," Joe has continued to work a places such as St. Joseph's Parish, Herman Miller, Wesco, St. Thomas, Our Lady of Grace and Planet Fitness.  Joe also currently works weekends at Michigan Adventure and tutors ESL students.

Barb Wehnes '78-Barb returned to MCC in February of this year.  While a student at MCC, Barb was on the State Championship Track Team in 1975, 1977 & 1978.  Barb served in the Air Force from 1979-1987.  Barb also currently works at Michigan Adventure.  
Casey Christensen
Social Studies/
Girls Varsity Tennis Coach/
Girls JV Basketball Coach
Casey Christensen takes over the Girls Varsity Tennis Program at Muskegon Catholic Central beginning with the 2016-17 school year. Casey has an extensive background in tennis, including a 4th and 3rd place finish in the Ohio Division 1 State Tournament during his junior and senior years. He comes from a program with rich tradition at Upper Arli ngton High School, with 28 boys team state championships and 14 girls state championships in program history.

Casey has coached youth and adult tennis, including the USTA 4.5 Women's tennis team, boys varsity head coach at St. Patrick High School in Chicago, boys varsity head coach at West Chicago Community High School and assistant girls coach at Palatine High School. 

Casey is excited to bring his experiences to Muskegon Catholic Central and is looking forward to getting out on the court next spring. He currently teaches social studies and is the Girls JV Basketball head coach.
Happy Retirement Janet Grevious!
I can't believe I am retiring! I have worked since I have been 17 years old and it feels like you are never going to retire. I have to say, I think I am finally ready and I am looking forward to a slower lifestyle, but some people claim I'll be busier than ever!

My background - after I graduated from WMU, I taught math at Oakwood Junior High in Kalamazoo (the teachers called it Jokewood - not very respectful), but it was very difficult and challenging at an intercity school, 7 th and 8 th graders. I only lasted 3 years and then I went into business (accounting) for many years. After Emily was born, I decided to go back to school and get my elementary certification. While I did that I was also subbing and fell in love with St. Michael school, where I eventually began my "third" career. And now, 15 years later, I will finally retire.

I love MCC - the kids, the parents, and my fellow teachers - ok, even the administrators! I know most people say this, but it is the people I will miss the most. The work is also very exciting, challenging, frustrating, and rewarding all rolled into one big job. It has been my honor and pleasure to work with all of you and I'm sure I will be stopping in for visits!
Thank you to all who were able to attend, over 300 guests, or sent your well wishes to Mr. Henry Salisz on his retirement.
Read an article here about Henry's career. 

Planned Giving
Contact Todd Woodard, Development Director at 231-755-2201 x326 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 2014-2015 Annual Report, view here
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Check out www.muskegoncatholic.org under the Alumni Tab.

MCC Class of 2006
(4 attendees not pictured)

The 10 Year Class Reunion was held on Saturday, June 18th at the Muskegon Farmer's Market Pavilion.  Mrs. Deb Charron '72 and Mrs. Mary Fritz also attended.      

Earlier that morning, Bryan Lambert '06, Lauren Biksacky '06, Sara (Brush) Cooper '06 and Jessica Bodenberg '06 participated in the 5th Annual United Way's Ride United to provide bikes to children and work transportation for those in need in Muskegon County. 
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Colleen (Beckmann) Mouw '96

Colleen was one of 105 researchers named by President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.  Colleen was one of only six nominees from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to receive the award.  Read more here.

Colleen graduated from Western Michigan University and went on to earn a doctorate in biological oceanography from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography.  Colleen is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences at Michigan Technological University.  Visit the Mouw Aquatic Optics & Remote Sensing Lab site here.

Colleen is the daughter of David '71 & Charlene (Russick) '71 Beckmann.  Colleen and her husband Scott '94 are celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary this month.  Scott & Colleen are parents to son, Aiden (13) and daughter Teagan (10). 
New diploma?  Let us know!  alumni@muskegoncatholic.org 
Alumni Class

Just married?  Let us know!  alumni@muskegoncatholic.org 
Rachel Freiesleben '99 & Jeffrey Paul Rhodea on January 26, 2016

April Lee & Tom Sprague '01 on May 21, 2016

Sara Brush '06 & Mark Cooper on May 14, 2016
Have you welcomed a new Crusader?  Let us know! alumni@muskegoncatholic.org  

Stephanie (Bleich) '08 & Justin Tyler, a boy, Dominic Arthur on December 24, 2015
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.

Shirley (Barnhill) Kuziak '55
Felix Schulist '55
Joanne Leon '60
Raymond Panozzo '60
William Tyler '60
Elizabeth (Heimler) Hunter '61
Robert Jourden '67
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