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The Blue Mantle 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION | 2017-18


THE BLUE MANTLE CHRISTENDOM COLLEGE YEARBOOK 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION | 2017-18

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CONTENTS YEAR IN REVIEW.....6

CAMPUS LIFE.....10 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONVOCATION.....16 DANCES.....24 CHRISTMAS AT CHRISTENDOM.....34 DORM WARS.....40 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA.....43 SPRING FORMAL.....54

ATHLETICS.....56 VARSITY SPORTS.....58 BOXING BOUT.....66 INTRAMURALS.....67

HEADSHOTS.....68 FRESHMEN.....70 SOPHOMORES.....75 JUNIORS.....79 SENIORS.....84 FACULTY & STAFF.....90

GRADUATION.....94 MEET THE STAFF.....100 5


40TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR IN REVIEW

Fr. Marcus Pollard was appointed as the new Head Chaplain.

august

New year, new student life staff: Christendom welcomed new dean of students Tim Judge and director of residence life Christa McMahon.

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The 40th Anniversary year started well, with a new record enrollment of 493 students.

september

The newest (and largest) residence hall, St. Clare's, was blessed and dedicated by Bishop Michael Burbidge at the beginning of the year.


The 40th Anniversary Academic Convocation featured awards, remarks from special guests, and a fireworks spectacular to top it all off.

october

Dr. O'Donnell celebrated 25 years as president of the college on October 11th.

Once again, everyone took part in the annual March for Life in D.C.

january

A new biography on college founder Dr. Warren Carroll was released — the perfect reflection during the 40th Anniversary.

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40TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR IN REVIEW Ian Heisler threw a no-hitter for the Crusaders on opening day of the season for the baseball team.

march

Helena Briggs was named the USCAA student-athlete of the year.

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The 40th Anniversary Gala in Washington D.C. was an elegant event, with remarks from Senator Rick Santorum, Francis Cardinal Arinze, and others.

april

Archduke Imre of Austria gave the final Major Speaker lecture of the year.


Founding faculty member Ray O'Herron retired after 40 years of service and was given an Honorary Doctorate during graduation weekend.

may

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was the commencement speaker for Christendom's 39th graduation.

Chuck Norris (yes, THAT Chuck Norris) endorsed Christendom College in a new article.

june

The Crusaders made it to the semifinals of the Collegiate Rugby Championship, earning an appearence on ESPN.

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Campus Life

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Life at Christendom:

Our 40th

Fall

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Orientat ion WEEKEND Diocese of Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge made his first official visit to campus to start the academic year.

Dr. Cuddeback leading hayride tours.

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The senior class.

SAC won the annual RAs vs. SAC dodgeball game.

The Class of 2021. 15


40TH ANNIVERSARY

ACADEMIC CONVOCATION

Fr. Pollard welcomes students, faculty, staff, guests, and benefactors to the Academic Convocation.


Pro-life heroes Chris and Joan Bell were awarded the Pro Deo et Patria Medal.

Mother Assumpta Long was awarded the St. Catherine of Siena Award.

Dancing, dessert, and fireworks.

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ACADEMIC LIFE 2017-18

Mr. O'Herron's final class. Thesis presentations. Robotics workshop with Mr. Fedoryka.

Thomistic Tuesdays. 18


Dr. Wunsch delivered the senior dinner lecture.

Senior Dinner


Fr. Robert Spitzer The Four Levels of Love

“It’s much easier to look for the bad news than for the good news. Instead of focusing on the bad, look for kindness. Look for the good news in others. This causes empathy. My point is: God died for you. He loves you that much.”

Dr. Janet Smith Humanae Vitae, 50 Years Later: Progress or Regress?

“The Church has realized that if it doesn’t fight for religious freedom in regard to contraception, it won’t be able to fight for any religious freedom. Places like Christendom would not be able to exist without Humanae Vitae.”

Archduke Imre 100 Years Later: Quo Vadis Europa?

“As Catholics, we have a duty, just as Blessed Karl showed us, not to remain passive, but to do all we can to work for the common good, to love God and our neighbor. It is our goal and it is your mission."

Major Speakers 20


TALKS&CONFERENCES

St. Thomas Aquinas lecture w/ Rev. Stephen Brock.

Macbeth lecture w/ Dr. R.V. Young.

Musicam Sacram talk w/ Professor Jennifer Donelson.

Emotional Virtue talk w/ Sarah Swafford. Notre Dame Conference.

Marian lecture w/ Jack Lake.

Spirituality talks w/ Fr. Pollard.

Outside the Box talk w/ Sen. Rick Santorum. Thinkin' About Lincoln lecture w/ Dr. Michael Zuckert.

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HAWKSBILL HIKE

Fr. Joseph Mary Brown offered Mass on top of the mountain.

MASS on the

MOUNTAIN


LIFE ON

Alumna Marie Miller spoke about her path to music.

TAP

Alumni Shelagh Bolger and Mike Brown spoke on event planning.

Alumni John Clark and Matt Hadro spoke on journalism.

Alumnae Catherine McFadden and Margaret Luckey spoke on healthcare.

Alumni Francis Aul and Matthew Akers spoke on law.

One of the best parts of Life on Tap: the food.

Alumni Ben Ferri and Ben McMahon spoke on real estate.


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DANCES

Halloween Dance

Luau Night Italian Night


Homecoming Dance

Back to School Dance

Alexandra's Dance Under the Stars


CHRISTENDOM'S GOT TALENT Music & Talent Nights Piano Night

Crusader Chamber Orchestra

St.Cecilia's Night


Cup O' Coeli

Coffee House

Senior Benefit Concert

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Christendom FootbalL

UPPER-UNDER FLAG FOOTBALL RESULT: UNDER WINS

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EAST VS. WEST FLAG FOOTBALL RESULT: WEST WINS

POWDERPUFF FLAG FOOTBALL RESULT: S/S WINS

The halftime show: Ian vs. Ambrose in a dance-off.

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Anthony Suess and Marcus Hynfield.

Ashley Way.

DRACULA

Christendom Players Present

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Samuel Morales and Thomas Wilson.

John Howard and Charlotte Twetten.

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ROM E Fall in the

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Ah, Florence.

Overlooking Assisi.

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This year's theme: A Christmas Carol.

Christmas at Christendom

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SAC spent long days and nights setting up.

Campion Christmas Party.

Caroling in the library rotunda.

Seniors singing the annual Senior Carol.

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Life at Christendom:

Our 40th

SPRING


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The March For LifE

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Dancing with the Stars

The Voice The Amazing Race

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The Voice

Minute To Win It

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Sadie Hawkins A Festival of the Arts Students embraced the theme of the dance, creating costumes reflecting the arts.


Gala

40th anniversary

Three of the remaining living college founders. Students and guests enjoyed dinner, remarks, and dancing at the historic Mayflower Hotel in D.C.

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Saint Patrick's Day

Kilts, swords, and Irish songs — what more could you want?


St. Joseph's Day was an all-day event this year, with the procession occuring after the 11:30 a.m. Mass.

Saint Joseph's Day

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Spring Semester in Rome


Overlooking Florence.


Ireland Mission Trip.

Dominican Republic Mission Trip.

Spring Break

Mission Trips

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Peru Mission Trip.

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MYSTERY DINNER THEATER MURDER on board

THE SS MDT

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SENIOR AWARDS

LU N C H E O N

Joe McGlynn Award: John Paul Cook

William Luckey Award: William Skuba

Caitlin Bowers Award: Chloe Herrmann

Robert C. Rice Award: Morgan Witt

Outstanding Philosophy Major Award: John Martz

Warren Carroll Award: George Summers (in absentia)

William Marshner Award: Jack Lake

Outstanding Achievement in Latin Award: Luke Maschue

Outstanding Achievement in Greek Award: Emma Wynne

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This year's Formal was held at nearby Trumpet Vines Farm.

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SPRING Formal

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Athlet ics 57


SOCCER

WOMEN

STATS

8-10 RECORD 38 GOALS SCORED #16 OVERALL 58


MEN

STATS

8-7 RECORD 65 GOALS SCORED #16 OVERALL 59


VOLLEYBALL STATS

14-13 RECORD #15 OVERALL #7TH OVERALL, HITS PER SET (MICHAELA PENNEFATHER)

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RUGBY STATS

10-5-1 (15s), 12-4-1 (7s) RECORD #15 OVERALL REACHED SEMIS OF 7S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

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BASKETBALL

WOMEN

STATS

5-12 RECORD 47.9 PPG #1 FT PCT (GRACE NYMAN) 62


MEN

The Crusaders played their first NCAA opponent on their home court, North Carolina Central.

STATS

5-12 RECORD 63.3 PPG #4TH PTS PER 40 MINUTES (LUKE SCHULTZ)


BASEBALL

STATS

6-18 RECORD 107 RUNS NO-HITTER (IAN HEISLER)

The Wilson brothers.

5 WINS (11 GAMES PLAYED)

7 FRESHMEN (15-MAN ROSTER) 639 TOTAL POINTS 64


SOFTBALL

STATS 10-10 RECORD

257 RUNS #3 BATTING AVG. (SOPHIE ADAMS)

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CROSS COUNTRY STATS

4 MEETS 4TH (MEN) AND 5TH (WOMEN) OVERALL, FROSTBURG INVITE

BOXING BOUT The Christ's Cross Boxing Club held its annual boxing match, the War on the Shores, in April.

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INTRAMURALS

VOLLEYBALL

DODGEBALL SOCCER

WIFFLEBALL

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Headshot

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Freshmen Evan Aiello

Jacob Mary-Catherine Altmanshofer Anderson

Gabriel Arango

Thomas Bayley

Cecilia Belleville

Sean Bennett

Martha Blank

Andrew Book

Samuel Bratt

Isabel Brandolini

Julia Brezinsky

John Briggs

Mary Bright

Daniel Buehler

Stephen Buonocore

Theresa Castellan

Peter Cermak

Mary Connolly

Joseph Costello

Bernadette Coyne

Louis Culloton

Rosa Cunningham

Monica Dewey

Isabella Di Falco

Bridget Duffy

Vincent Duhig

Elizabeth Elkhoury

Elizabeth Eller

Meredith Ethridge

Christiana Fedoryka

George Flagg

Katherine Flynn

Thomas Foos

Rose Francis

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Lucy Friemoth

Jasmine Frank

Chiara Fusco

Margaret Gaetano

Cecilia Garvey

Angela Goddard

Emily Golden

Cecelia Gronemeyer

Emily Guza

Joseph Halecky

Melanie Heinlein

Kolbe Heisler

Kyla Hill

Giulianna Hudson

Bernadette Hund

Eileen Hund

William Hyland

Marcus Hynfield

John Jakubisin

Agnese Janaro

Jillian Jenkins

Joan Johnson

Aidan Kelly

Mary-Clare Kelly

Eleanor Kolesar

Kristin Kozin

Elizabeth Kuss

Jose Lam

Caroline Lancaster

Katherine Lindner

Carmen Litterio

Matthew Luca

Kadi Martin

Monica McCaffrey

Jean McCoy

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Kevin McDermott

Dominic McFadden

Ian McLaughlin

Theresa McLaughlin

Matthew McShurley

Hailey Mendez

Michael Mersch

Khater Mohamad

Emily Narel

Nehema Nkere

Nelson Nunes

Elyse Nurenberg

Declan O'Donnell

James O'Reilly

Joseph O'Reilly

Marie-Therese O'Reilly

Justus Odiatu

Gwendolyn Owen

Stephen Pascoe

Bruce Patryn

Julia Patterson

Alexander Peters

Gail Peterson

Theresa Piroch

Ian Plasberg

Anna Raabe

Natalie Rios

Stephanie Rogers

Luis Romero

Therese Rose

Ambrose Rucker

Catherine Rucker

Jillian Rugg

Catherine Salgado

Ellie Salmon

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Peter Santorum

Bridget Schneider

Luke Schultz

Joseph Schwartz

William Sigler

Mary-Grace Siwko

Christina Smith

Elizabeth Smith

Michael Smith

Sarah Smith

Dario Spinelli

Samantha Stahl

Monica Storey

Anthony Suess

Barbara Syski

Sid Termuhlen

Therese Townsend

Aedan Tsakanikas

Joachim Tsakanikas

Julianna Turner

Charlotte Twetten

Isabella Vicenzino

Rose Vidosh

Isabella Walsh

Joshua Weaver

Daniel Weichert

Maximilian Weidenkopf

Anthony Whittaker

John Whittaker

Xavier Whittaker

Jenna Williams

Mary Williams

Caleb Wilson

Veronica Wingerter

Lianna Youngman

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Catherine Zerbo

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Bryan Zhu


Sophomores Kyra Andersen

William Arnold

Thomas Audino

John Bailey

Mikaela Bailey

John Belton

Rachael Butek

Rebecca Byrne

Mark Chamandy

Joseph Ciskanik

Demetrius Clark

Timothy Clauss

Theresa Cook

Theresa Crnkovich

Christopher Culbreath

Riley Damitz

Olivia Di Falco

Jorge Dominguez

Michael Echaniz

Alexander Emrich

Daniel Engel

Cecilia Fallon

Katarina Federici

Parker Feiring

James Foeckler

Sara Franco-Bruce

Lauren Gage

Abigail Gaus

Joseph Gerring

MaryRita Gies

Mary Angela Giuntini

Maria Teresa Gonzalez

Cabrina Gorges

Andrew Hambleton

Ana Hambric

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Colette Hazinski

Caleb Heffern

Ian Heisler

Mary Margaret Heisler

William Herb

Thomas Herlihy

Thomas Hess

Matthew Hill

John Howard

Margaret Howerton

Elizabeth Jamieson

Monica Kaul

Emma Klein

Hillegonda Koeman

Benjamin Kristine

Lucy La Fave

Edith Lagarde

Maximilian Lock

Lily Mann

Sadi Martin

Joshua Mead

Daniel Mellino

Jonathan Messing

Isabel Meteyer

Aiden Miller

Alexis Miller

Margaret Miller

Samuel Morales

Ellen Murrey

Patrick Newton

Michael Nodar

Eliana Nurenberg

Christina Nutt

Gregory O'Brien

Christopher O'Keefe

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Adela Carlos Pardo Gasque Pardo Gasque

Rosemarie Olszewski

Maria Guadalupe Ortega

Rowena Owen

Emily Palm

Sarah Papp

Daniel Pearson

Michaela Pennefather

Julia Pilegaard

Isabella Reilly

Madison Reulet

Katherine Rojas

James Rossi

Cristobal Salas

Fernando Sanchez

Katherine Santschi

Emilie Scarchilli

Benjamin Schreyer

Heidi Schwartz

Luke Scrivener

Christopher Shanahan

Matthew Shanks

Luke Sindelar

Sofia Skuba

Anna Solitario

Margaret Speer

Anthony Storey

Anne Sullivan

Therese Syversen

Michael Urankar

Tommy Vander Woude

Shannon Wagner

Ashley Way

Emily Wenzel

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Thomas Wilson

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Phoebe Wing

Ann-Marie Wingerter

Abigail Wynne

Vivian Zadnik

Ally Zink

Gregory Zuranski


Juniors Margaret Adams

Sophie Adams

Celina Albisu

Thomas Anderson

McCarthy Andrews

Lilia Baker

Mary Bookwalter

Garrett Boord

Helena Briggs

Emily Brown

Jonathan Buehler

Johanna Burke

Joshua Butek

Elise Carney

Valerie Carter

Clare Castellan

Augustin Cavalier

Laura Cermak

Julia Ciskanik

Anna Cook

Daniel Corkery

Peter Day

Nicolas Del Rosal

Michael Duca

Benjamin Dunphy

Jacqueline Durant

Norman Dusseault

John Echaniz

Emily Farabaugh

Ryan Farrell

Nicole Feldman

Eric Firehammer

Karl Foeckler

Lisa Foos

Milanna Fritz

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Gabriel Freivald

Robert Gasperson

Laura Gelles

Mercy Gjolberg

Angela Golden

Sophie Gordon

Abigail Grande

Courtney Hahn

Mary-Grace Handy

Colleen Haupt

Catherine Hepler

Clare Hepler

Bernadette Hibl

Alexandria Hill

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Thomas Hinnant

Lillian Hynfield

Catherine Jackson

John Paul Janaro

Daniel Jost

Margaret Kaiser

Joseph D. Kelly

Joseph P. Kelly

Nuala Kelly

Sarah Kokes

Krista Kosar

Kevin Kuplack

Genevieve La Fave

Alexander Lancaster

Joshua Lane

Michael LaRochelle

Felice Litterio

Christopher Locascio

Henry Love

Hannah Lowe

Erica Lucas


Alejandro Lupo

Timothy Marra

Benjamin Marsh

Ciara McArdle

Shane McCrum

Francis McDonough

Mary McLaughlin

Gemma McMahon

Mary McWhirter

Patrick Meier

Sean Meier

Faith Mendez

Victoria Merriman

Georgie Messing

Mary Katherine Mooney

Sabrina Morales

Jeana Morgan

Jerome Norton

Stephanie Nussio

Maria Rose Nyman

Mary-Grace Nyman

Benedict O'Brien

Sebastian O'Donnell

Anthony Palumbo

Ann Pennefather

Patrick Pennefather

Joseph Peters

Tait Pilegaard

Dominic Pileggi

Maria Pogue

Kristina Prebilic

Hannah Puncer

Theresa Raabe

Nathaniel Reyes

Bernadette Rohan

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Meghan Santschi

Christine Schmidt

Joseph Schneider

Katarina Schwake

Luke Scrivener

Tamlyn Sheng

Vincent Smith

David Snyder

Annemarie Speer

Andrew Stauffer

John Sullivan

Elisa Townsend

Christopher Tran

Amanda Tutt

Patricia Walsh

Adriana Walter

Thomas Ward

Seamus Wick

John Henry Willson

Katherine Willson

Joshua Wilson

Noah Wolstenholme

Bailey Young

Gemma Youngman

Sarah Ziegler

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Seniors Francis Adams

Jane Adams

Ambreit-Quepons

Haley

Elizabeth Anderson

Thomas Anderson

Mary Arnold

Emily Bailey

Gabriela Barajas

Anna Barren

Richard Blank

Catherine Britten

Anthony Brooks

Josephine Brooks

Bryn Burgess

Dylan Burgess

Aidan Callegari

Thomas Carney

Joseph Cavanaugh

Olivia Cerroni

Athanasius Clark

Julia Clark

John Paul Cook

Danielle Corcoran

Margaret Coyne

Seamus Coyne

Paulina Cuddeback

Joseph Cummings

Margaret Daly

Rebecca Derks

Edmond Devine

Jacob DeVos

Maximilian Dewey

Alexandra Di Falco

Zachary Doll

Sydney Dominguez

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Gabrielle Donlon

Mary Ellefson

Kylie Feiring

Alexander Forst

Marybeth Francis

Sophia Fusco

Isabella Gadapee

Catherine Gaetano

Bridget Gaffney

Cecilia Gallagher

Rachel Gerring

Margaret Golden

Sarah Goodman

Alain Gratton

Emma Hackett

Mary Hays

Bridget Hebert

Chloe Herrmann

Mary Hoeck

Jensen Hoernig

William Johnson

Matthew Kavanagh

Carissima Keatley

Jack Lake

Danielle Lemieux

Dominic Mann

Angela Marsh

Melissa Marter

John Martz

Luke Maschue

Paul Maschue

Michael Mazzara

Clare McDermott

Maria McFadden

Charles McKenna

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Iona Mello

Sylvia Messing

Jacob Morris

Gabriel Murphy

Theresa Norris

Kevin Norton

Kieran O'Donnell

Rose O'Reilly

Sarah Obritsch

Catherine Olbrych

Elizabeth Peterson

Michael Piorkowski

Madeleine Post

Garrett Quigley

Anna Rakoczy

Luke Romanchuk

Leah Ross

James Salmon

Nicholas Santschi

Robert Scanlon

Mary Schneider

Fiona Shanahan

William Skuba

Daniel Snyman

Molly Spiering

Veronica Stephens

Mary Storey

Mary Strickland

George Summers

Matthew Summers

Ashlyn Thomas

Bethany Thornton

Matthew Trojacek

Marygrace Tucker

Winfield Turner

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Danica Uranker

Sean Vance

Monica Vicente

John Walsh

Alexander Watson

Emily Weichert

Joseph Whittaker

William Wiegand

Katherine Williams

Eric Wilson

Morgan Witt

Emma Wynne

Logan Weir

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seniorcouples Kieran & Cynthia

Michael & Teresa

Richard & Danielle

Joe & Hannah

Matthew & Morgan

Will & Angela

Luke & Genna

Joe & Elise

Will & Michaela

Joe & Paulina

Luke & Jane

Alex & Jennifer

Joe & Bethany

Bobby J & Cecilia

Bobby & Fiona

J.D. & Dylan

Stephen & Sophie

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Faculty & Staff Jeffrey Alban (Music)

Joseph Arias (Theology)

Andrew Armstrong (Library Director)

Douglas Briggs (Director of Computer Services)

Michael Brown (Philosophy)

Joseph Brutto (Political Science & Economics)

Timmy Cook (Residence Director)

David Costanzo (Philanthopy Officer)

Pete Crisman (Maintenance)

Vince Criste (Asst. Director of Alumni Relations)

Luke Fier (Controller)

Tim Flagg (Philanthropy Officer)

John Ken Englestad Ferguson (Maintenance) (Executive Vice President)

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Carol Balint (French & Spanish)

Andrew Beer (Classics)

Bracy Bersnak (Political Science & Economics)

Klarissa Blank (Admissions Counselor)

Marilyn Charba (Director of Student Activities)

John Ciskanik (Exec. Director of Planned Giving)

John Cuddeback (Philosophy)

Douglas Dailey (Mathematics & Natural Science)

James DeFrancis (Theology)

Douglas Flippen (Philosophy)

Aileen Mike Foeckler Foeckler (Mathematics & (Vice President Natural Science) for Operations)

Miriam Susan Byers Cairns (Mathematics & (Food Services) Natural Science)


George Garrigan (Mathematics and Natural Science)

Allen Gheen (Food Services)

Amanda Graf (Director of Student Affairs)

Daniel Gutschke (Philosophy)

Michael Hahn (Theology)

Paul Jalsevac (Vice President for Advancement)

Walter Janaro (Registrar)

Eric Jenislawski (Theology)

Tim Judge (Dean of Students)

Patrick Keats (English Language & Literature)

Eleanor Kelly (Education)

Michael Kelly (History)

Mickey Krebs (Acquisitions Asst., Library)

Steven Kunath (Political Science & Economics)

Debbie Lamb (Food Services)

Christopher Lane (History)

Danielle Linda Lemieux Lively (Stewardship (Food Services) Coordinator)

Lisa Matt Jackie Marciano Marcolini Marcus (English (Director (Business Office) Language and of Careeer Literature) Development)

Cindy Martin (Chaplain's Asst.)

Sarah Leslie Mason Matthews (Donations (Advancement) Asst., Library)

Rafael Madan (Political Science and Economics)

Sharon Donald Hickson Higby (English (Executive Chef) Language and Literature)

Maribeth Kelly (Academic Success Coach)

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Tom McFadden (Vice President for Enrollment)

Brendan McGuire (History)

Glen McLeod (Advancement)

Raymund O'Herron (Theology)

Rev. James O'Kielty (Assoc. Chaplain)

Katherine Ott (Rome Program Director)

Roseanne Podlinsek (Advancement)

Alisa Polk (Financial Aid Officer)

Mary Alice Rice (French)

Michael Rubin (Philosophy)

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Christa Daniel Niall McMahon Mitchell O'Donnell (Director of (Asst. Director (Director, Residence Life) of Operations) Creative Services)

Timothy O'Donnell (President)

Roberta Karl Peer Petrick (Cataloging (Advancement) Asst., Library)

Sam Phillips (Director of Admissions)

Rev. Marcus Pollard (Chaplain)

Kurt Poterack (Music/Choir Director)

Patrick Quest (Athletic Director)

Ben Elizabeth Reinhard Rensch (English (Residence Language & Director, Rome) Literature)

Catherine Schneider (Associate Director of Admissions)

Adam Schwartz (History)

Vicki Seal (Food Services)

Brenda Seelbach (Executive Asst. to the President)

Stephen Pilon (Assoc. Librarian)

Christopher Shannon (History)


Alexandra Skuba (Residence Director)

Kelly Smith (Nurse)

Zachary Steven Smith Snyder (Public Relations (Philosophy) Specialist)

Edward Strickland (Classical and Early Christian Studies)

Michael Strickland (English Language & Literature)

Mark Turner (Residence Director, Rome)

Susie Twetten (Assoc. Philanthopy Officer)

Michael Valadez (Food Services)

Jessie Wines (Business Office)

Kelly Wing (Spanish)

Mark Wunsch (Academic Dean)

Craig Spiering (Asst. Director of Computer Service)

Mary Stanford (Theology)

Richard Carolyn Gregory Kevin Taylor Tharpe Townsend Tracy (Food Services) (Business Office) (Vice President (Classical and for Academic Early Christian Affairs) Studies)

Rev. Mark Wenzinger (Assoc. Chaplain)

Trey Stanford (English Language and Literature)

Matthew Tsakanikas (Theology)

Adam Bonnie Debbie Wilson Williams Williams (Student Billing (Business Office) (Director of Planned Giving) Officer)

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Graduat io n

2018

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BACCALAUREATEMASS

Fr. Paul Scalia celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass.

GRADUATIONDINNER

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Alexandra Di Falco toasts the faculty.

Chloe Herrmann toasts the Mr. O'Herron becomes Dr. O'Herron. staff.

GRADUATIONDANCE

Fr. Scalia was awarded the St. Thomas More Medal.


COMMENCEMENT

Marygrace Tucker and her baby get The alumni children of the Class of 2018. ready for Commencement.

Emma Wynne was the salutatorian.

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Chloe Herrmann was awarded the Student Achievement Award.

John Martz was the valedictorian. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the Commencement Address.

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Meet the 40th Anniversary Yearbook Staff Editor-in-Chief: Zachary Smith Managing Editor-in-Chief (Fall): Nicole Feldman Managing Editor-in-Chief (Spring): Maria Pogue Campus Life Section Editor: Maria Pogue Athletics Section Editor: Sarah Ziegler Headshots Editor: Sarah Ziegler

Staff Members

Layout Designers: Benjamin Marsh, AJ Hill, Isabella Walsh, Nicole Feldman, Sarah Ziegler, Maria Pogue, Zach Smith Writer: Zach Smith Photographers: Tamlyn Sheng, Christiana Fedoryka, Krista Kosar, Milanna Fritz, Mary Katherine Mooney, Zach Smith, Niall O'Donnell, Benjamin Marsh, Nicole Feldman and Sarah Ziegler

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From the Editor's Desk

Leaving Christendom for the summer was a challenge. Several of my classmates struggled to pack their stuff up. Not out of laziness, but rather because packing up meant saying goodbye. For the seniors, it was the end of a four year journey. Most of them will be travelling back home to begin hunting for a job and it will be some time before they are reunited with members of their class. The juniors watched the seniors receive their diplomas, realizing that it will be their turn in just one year and planning to make next year the best one yet. As the sophomores prepare for Rome, the reality will set in that the class will be separated for the next year or so. The freshmen, happy to be done with their first year at Christendom, are excited to be moving up in the ranks and to continue to grow as a class. Whether we were still tearing up because of Grace Mooney’s valedictorian address or because we were done with finals week, it was an emotional parting from the Front Royal campus. Christendom has that effect on its students. It has the ability to bring a group of people closer whether it be in the classroom, on the stage, on the field or court, or gathered together in the chapel. This academic year students have made many memories, more than can be captured in a single book. This past year, I, as well as many in the Christendom community, balanced a lot on my plate. I was the stage manager for both the fall play and the spring musical, played on the softball team, worked a campus job, and focused on my studies. Some days, I would question whether managing the yearbook was too much for me, but every time I came into the office to work on page layouts, I knew it wasn’t too much because I was doing what I love. I encourage those who will be returning to campus in the fall to get involved in the production of the yearbook. You will find it very rewarding when you have completed a spread and can submit it to an editor for review. The yearbook staff has the chance to take the memories that have been made over the past year and apply them to physical pages so they can be remembered for years to come. On that note, I would like to thank my wonderful staff for the work they put into this yearbook. This is a student run project that could not have been completed without you! As the campus prepares for it’s 40th anniversary this fall, many big things are on the horizon! Who knows what the year will hold- what new memories we will make, what new things we will learn, what new friends we will meet. All we know is that we will continue on, striving for greatness in all we do, because that is our Christendom legacy. I hope you enjoy looking through this snapshot of the past year’s memories, and we all will look forward to many exciting years to come.

Nicole Feldman

Managing Editor-in-Chief (Fall)

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the blue mantle: THE MEANING BEHIND THE NAME

Christendom College was founded under the patronage of Our Lady of Fatima in 1977, who has helped the college grow and flourish in the forty years since. When the Christendom College yearbook was first established in the 1980s, it took on the name "Blue Mantle" in honor of Our Lady. The yearbook would retain that name for a number of years, before the name changed simply to the "Christendom College Yearbook" later — a title that would stick through the 2012-13 academic year. For the yearbook's triumphant return in 2015-16, it was a no-brainer for the staff to bring the original name back as well, both as a tribute to the college's first yearbook staff and to the college's patroness as well.

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Profile for Christendom College

The Blue Mantle: Christendom College Yearbook 2017-18  

The official college yearbook of Christendom College for 2017-18, featuring content celebrating the college's 40th anniversary.

The Blue Mantle: Christendom College Yearbook 2017-18  

The official college yearbook of Christendom College for 2017-18, featuring content celebrating the college's 40th anniversary.