Melbourne Central Catholic High School Connect Spring 2022

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spring 2022

School Magazine for Melbourne Central Catholic High School


on the cover: Our new Hustler bee debuted at The Hive on December 20, 2021. This gift was made possible by MCC Student Council.

CONTENTS 3.

From the President

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Class of 2026

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Green & Gold Gala

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From the Advancement Office

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Class of 2022

10. Around Campus 14. Mini Dance Marathon 18. Alumni Spotlights 22. Alumni News 26. 2013 Baseball State Champs 28. Lost Alumni 30. Upcoming Events


Celebrate what’s right with the world.

FROM THE PRESIDENT DEAR MEMBERS OF THE MCC FAMILY,

Throughout the 2021-22 school year we focused on our staff theme, “Celebrate what’s right with the world.” It seems each day, our students and staff remind us of the importance of staying positive. Some examples of “Celebrate”… • Our recent student art exhibit showcased the work of students in AP Art; their wonderful projects are testament to both their talent and creativity. • Academically, MCC students continue to excel; three members of the Class of 2023, Logan Elkins, Matthew Tecson, and Megan Tierney are moving on in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Their PSAT results will result in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation designating them as Semi-Finalists or Commended Students in the fall. • We added a wonderful new program called Peers as Partners in Learning; currently, ten amazing seniors serve as our PIT Crew (Peer Inclusion Team). They work in the classroom with students in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English 1, and English 2 classes and also serve as Academic Peer Coaches working individually with students to help them with organization, motivation, and assisting with specific course work. What a great example of Hustlers helping Hustlers! • Our athletic program continues to be robust as more than 70% of our students participate in one or more of our 20 athletic programs. Our athletic tradition grows stronger as four graduates have returned to coach -- Paul Jamie ’17 took the helm of our Cross Country and Track teams, Michelle Johnson ’08 is our new Girls Lacrosse coach, Tammy Jo Jones ’88 leads the Stingers, and Rich Pruzinsky ’96 joined our teaching staff and will coach the football team. Highlights of this issue of Connect include stories by Allison Reynolds ’01 highlighting our Mini Dance Marathon, by Patrick Koster ‘89 and Robert McDaniels ‘89 highlighting their long-term friendship, and a “where are they now” story about our 2013 state championship baseball team. Enjoy the read! Best, Nick Regina


MEMORIES AWAIT FOR THE CLASS OF 2026

We held our first in-person welcome celebration in two years on February 24! Celebrate ‘26 allowed us to bring so many students and their families to our campus and be able to interact with them face to face. Members of our administrative team and Green and Gold Ambassadors welcomed incoming freshman and their families. Approximately 175 guests enjoyed watching our Stingers and MCC Cheer team kick off the evening, followed by a presentation from various staff members about what families can expect next as they get ready to start their journey as MCC’s Class of 2026. Guests enjoyed Jeremiah’s Italian ice, taking pictures in our photo booth with our school mascot, and speaking informally with staff and ambassadors. Everyone left with a sense of excitement for a positive start to the next step in their journey.

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SCHOLARSHIPS CLASS OF 2026 ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOLARSHIP - $8,000

8th Grade Student - Holy Name of Jesus REVEREND PETER DOLAN SCHOLARSHIP - $5,000

8th Grade Student - Our Lady of Lourdes Madelyn Prieto - Holy Name of Jesus MOTHER MARGUERITE O'CONNELL SCHOLARSHIP - $3,000

Nicolas Arrubla - Ascension Tyler Kendall - Our Lady of Lourdes Bernardo Miotti - Holy Name of Jesus Joshua Kellner - Our Lady of Lourdes Angel Pena Rincon - St. Joseph PADUA FRANCISCAN SCHOLARSHIP - $2,000

Matthew Moore - Our Saviour Brooke White - Ascension Jacoby Pelletier - Our Lady of Lourdes Ebin Culver - Holy Name of Jesus Maison LeLievre - St. Joseph 8th Grade Student - St. Mary Arman Sadri - St. Teresa KATHY GOTSHALL SCHOLARS - $2,000

Jordyn Bracken - St. Joseph Arman Sadri - St. Teresa PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP - $1,500

8th Grade Student - Holy Name of Jesus Owen Johnson - St. Joseph August Harris - Holy Name of Jesus

8th Grade Student - Holy Name of Jesus

Olivia Ziarno - St. Joseph

8th Grade Student - Ascension

Kagan Drake - DeLaura Middle School

8th Grade Student - St. Joseph

William Stewart - Our Lady of Lourdes DR. MICHAEL J. MCLAUGHLIN SCHOLARSHIP- $1,000

Aden Morrison - Ascension JANICE DOANE MOYLES SCHOLARSHIP - $1,000

Gabriella Bartos - Our Lady of Lourdes DAVID FRANCO COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP - $500

8th Grade Student - St. Mary JOSEPH VERLANDER SCHOLARSHIP - $500

8th Grade Student - St. Joseph FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP - $500

8th Grade Student - St. Joseph

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GREEN & GOLD GALA 2022 The Green & Gold Gala (Denim and Diamonds was this year’s theme), made its return on March 4, 2022. For the first time, we honored individuals who not only support Catholic education but continue to impact MCC. This year, we honored Dr. Liz White ’97, Dr. Michael J. McLaughlin ’76 and Mrs. Donna McLaughlin. After many years, the Gala moved off MCC’s campus to Up the Creek Farm. The venue was beautiful, the food delicious and a great time was had by all.

DR. MICHAEL & DONNA MCLAUGHLIN

Dr. Michael McLaughlin ’76 is a General Surgery Specialist with over 37 years of experience, he currently serves as the vice president of medical affairs and surgical services at Health First Medical Centers. Over the years, Dr. McLaughlin has held multiple leadership roles at MCC including school board member, founding member of the Champions Club, and chairperson of several fundraising committees. Donna McLaughlin is a practicing physical therapist and has served Brevard County Catholic schools in various roles, including athletic director and physical education teacher at Our Saviour. Donna spearheaded the inaugural Champions Club 5K to honor former MCC parent Jeff Tysenn, who battled ALS. The 5K tradition continued for eight years with many runners crossing the Jeff Tysenn Finish Line. Both Michael and Donna have also served as past gala chairpersons. They are the proud parents of four very accomplished Catholic school graduates, each of whom graduated from Our Saviour and MCC (Danielle ’06, MJ ’08, Nicole ’10 and Mariel ’12). Michael and Donna are blessed to have welcomed the next generation of Hustlers with the addition of their grandchildren James Cobb, Charlotte Cobb and Oliver Knights.

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DR. LIZ WHITE

Liz Everett White ‘97 is married to her high school sweetheart, Chris White ’97. Liz graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She then went onto the University of Louisville for her Doctor of audiology degree in 2005. In the past 17 years, she has worked in many facets of audiology including the cochlear implant industry, education, clinical, government, and now, private practice. She is involved in her community as the vice president of the Ascension Catholic School Board as well as volunteering with many activities around Brevard County and is the race director for the Ascension Catholic School Eagle Pride 5K. In addition, she is the vice president of membership for the Florida Academy of Audiology and the treasurer for the American Academy of Audiology Foundation. Liz and Chris have three beautiful children—Brooke, Amelia, and Dalton. They attend Ascension Catholic School. Their oldest will be following in her parents’ footsteps this fall and is a member of the MCC Class of 2026.


GREEN & GOLD GALA 2022

A very special thank you to our event sponsors who made the evening possible.

DIAMOND SPONSOR

DENIM SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

14k GOLD SPONSORS

ADVERTISING SPONSORS


FROM THE ADVANCEMENT OFFICE THANKS TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THE MCC MISSION! ENROLLMENT We look forward to the Class of 2026 joining the Hustler family. To date, we have enrolled 105 9th graders for the 2022-23 school year.

COUNCIL OF ADVISORS

Day of Giving 2022 Total Raised: $21,668 Donors: 123

Our Council of Advisors met for the first time on May 1, 2022. Members include Larry Laskowski ’73 (council chair), Fr. Ben Berinti, C.PP.S., Joe Cichock (current parent), Alyson Hoffman ‘09, Ann Kasch, Roxanne Lestrange ’93, Michael McLaughlin ’76, Corey Runte ’09, Cesar Sanchez (current parent), Gregory Tsark ’95, and Elizabeth White ’97. The council will assist the President and Board of Directors in many areas of school operation including, advancement, facilities, finance, and mission effectiveness.

A CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY The Hustler community continues to support the MCC mission by investing in the MCC Fund. Gifts have helped: • Provide financial aid to families helping them keep their children here at MCC through some challenging times • Purchase textbooks and programs like the Adobe Creative Cloud that help enhance our student’s learning experience • Upgrade equipment and purchase uniforms for our athletic program • Add resources to help our fine arts program grow • Assure each class experiences a retreat day as part of our Campus Ministry program The MCC community has invested more than $220,000 to date.

To support the MCC mission and learn more about the MCC Fund, visit www.melbournecc.org/invest.

FRANCISCAN TRADITION Melbourne Central Catholic is a Catholic, transformative, college preparatory high school rooted in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi, which develops young men and women in an inclusive community to become servant leaders of our global society.


COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES Students from the Class of 2022 have received exciting news from colleges and universities across the country. Below is a partial list of senior college acceptances.

American University Arizona State University Auburn University Ave Maria University Barry University Baylor University Catholic University of America Clemson University Colorado Christian University Colorado State University Eastern Florida State College Eckerd College Flagler College Florida Atlantic University Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Institute of Technology Florida Polytechnic University Florida Southern College Florida State University Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia State University King’s College Louisiana State University Loyola University Chicago Marquette University Montana State University Montgomery College

Palm Beach Atlantic University Pennsylvania State University Rollins College Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Saint Leo University Saint Norbert College Santa Fe College St. Thomas University Stetson University The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina The University of Alabama The University of Tampa The University of Tennessee University at Buffalo University of Central Florida University of Dayton University of Florida University of Georgia University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Iowa University of Maine University of Miami University of Mississippi University of North Florida University of South Alabama University of South Florida Valencia College

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AROUND CAMPUS MCC hosted the Brevard Catholic Schools Fine Arts Extravaganza. Students from all eight Catholic schools performed over a dozen musical performances and hundreds of visitors poured in throughout the event to witness the grand display of beautiful judged artwork.

2D-1ST: Kylie Sepulveda

3D-1ST: Reagan Henry

BEST IN SHOW: Roxan Salonoy

2D-2ND: Samuel Felipe

3D-2ND: Lindsey Lanier

2D-3RD: Ella Wheatley

3D-3RD: Matthew Maze

2D-HM: Liliana Barnes

3D-HM: Sarah Markel

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CATHOLIC IDENTITY-HM: Collaborative work created by the Photography class.


AROUND CAMPUS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Juniors Logan Elkins, Matt Tecson, and Megan Tierney met the requirements to enter the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students are among 50,000 high performers who have shown outstanding academic potential. This fall, they will be recognized as either Semifinalists or Commended Students.

LAPS FOR LIFE The Heart to Heart Club participated in Brevard Laps for Life. This fundraising event helps place ultrasound equipment in pro-life counseling centers and supports families by providing education, clothing, diapers, etc. Club members raised $1,375 which was matched by the Knights of Columbus.

PIT CREW MCC PIT Crew spent a day at Timber Creek High School in Orlando learning more about inclusion and collaborating with members of their PIT Crew.

REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR Freshman Natalia B. competed in the Brevard County Science Fair with her project “Prescribed and Natural Antibiotic Effectiveness Against Two Types of Bacterias -- E-Coli k12 and Bacillus Cereus”. This was a fourth-year continuation project of her research. She plans on continuing her research next year.

PASSION FOR SCIENCE Ascension Eagles did an amazing job with their science fair projects this year! We know firsthand because some of our Science National Honor Society members and AP Science students helped judge the fair. They were quite impressed by the young scientists and their creative projects.

TIME FOR REFLECTION Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors participated in retreats with the National Evangelization Team at St. John the Evangelist. These days consisted of large group talks, skits, small group discussions, and time for individual prayer. Students were invited to embrace their faith and cultivate a personal relationship with Christ.

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AROUND CAMPUS NEXT LEVEL ATHLETICS Hannah Atchison Soccer, Eastern Florida State College Patrick Corley Baseball, King University (TN) Bryant Espiritusanto Baseball, Montgomery College (MD) Tyler Mecchella Baseball, Eastern Florida State College

STINGERS The Stingers season wrapped up at the MA Dance Championship held at Seminole High School. The team won first in its division for their pom routine and the officers won first for their jazz trio.

BASKETBALL

BASEBALL

Girls Basketball had an outstanding season and a strong showing as the district tournament runners-up. Our Lady Hustlers competed admirably at the regional tournament against the #2-seeded The Benjamin School.

Central Catholic meets Central Catholic! MCC played Toledo Central Catholic and came out on top with an impressive win. Afterward, both teams enjoyed a cookout prepared by our parents. Hustlers ended the regular season 20-3-1.

MILITARY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Our local Air Force and Space Force Recruiter visited campus. An MCC alum who is now in the Air Force recommended MSgt Jeremy J. Tabaniag to come visit; it was great exposure for our students.

SOCCER Girls Soccer season came to an end with a valiant effort against top-seeded Edgewood. The Lady Hustlers finished the season with a 16-3 record, which included a district quarterfinal victory.

ALL-SPACE COAST HONORS

Skyy Ferry Volleyball, Honorable Mention

Hannah Atchison Basketball, Honorable Mention

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Hannah Atchison Soccer, Honorable Mention

Katie Corley Soccer, Honorable Mention


AROUND CAMPUS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

MARVELOUS MOSAIC ART

February 4th marked the end of Catholic Schools Week. The entire student body came together for a high-spirited Pep Rally where the cheerleaders and Stingers kicked off the celebration of our winter and spring athletes. An exciting Powder Puff game followed with the juniors coming out on top with a final score of 13-6. The game would not have been complete without a dazzling halftime performance by the Sidekicks. It was a terrific way to wrap up the week-long celebration!

Math for College Statistics class mastered the art of Rubik’s Cube mosaics. These remarkable creations made with 400 individual Rubik’s Cubes honor some of our dedicated staff, including Shawn Gross, Christi Head and Chuck Kelly.

KEY CLUB DEDICATED TO SERVING OTHERS Key Club members supported the Children’s Hunger Project by helping pack 690 bags of food for local children in need.

AP STUDIO ART AP Studio Art students hosted an evening of art, music, and refreshments in the MCC Art Gallery. The exhibit featured a selection of their submissions for the College Board exam.

INSIDE THE SCIENCE LAB

INNOVATIVE THEME PARK DESIGNS Tourism & Hospitality Management class completed “Design a Theme Park” projects. Students showcased their own attractions, entertainment, safety operations, food, merchandise design, and overall theming.

AP Environmental Science students learned about the impacts of mining and processing metals and minerals. There are many steps involved, each having some type of negative environmental impact. They performed a lab where they extracted copper from ore using sulfuric acid. This allowed them to see how little metal you get from the original ore sample.

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MINI DANCE MARATHON An Annual Tradition Where Miracles Are Made By Allison Reynolds ‘01 On a Saturday night, there are many different places you can find high school students. Some may be at the mall, a sporting event, a party, a movie, or just relaxing staring at their phones. However, every March since 2013, there is one Saturday night where you will find dozens of MCC Hustlers participating in an experience that makes miracles happen. MCC Mini Dance Marathon is an annual event planned, coordinated, and attended by MCC students to raise money for Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, namely Arnold Palmer Hospital. This fundraising effort is, as we say, “for the kids”.

A LITTLE HISTORY

In the fall of 2012, I was serving as Student Activities Director at Melbourne Central Catholic. I was contacted by one of my first students, Valerie Cacciatore ‘09, who was a senior at the University of Central Florida. She shared with me her passion for Knight-Thon, a fundraising effort by students at UCF benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). She was serving as the organization’s finance director and wanted to see if MCC students would be interested in hosting a “mini” dance marathon. At the university level, students stand for twenty-plus hours at the culmination of nearly a year’s worth of seeking donations to help sick children and their families receive the life-saving care offered by hospitals like Arnold Palmer. She suggested that at the high school level, students would “stand for the kids who can’t” for less time but could still make a big impact. I shared Valerie’s vision for a small-scale version of KnightThon with several MCC Hustlers who immediately wanted to be involved. This event would come to be known as MCC Mini Dance Marathon (MCCMDM). Alex Genna and Lauren Borell of the Class of 2014 were chosen to serve as the Directors of the “Exec Board” comprised of 10-12 other students who would take the lead in planning and organizing the event itself. That first year, we really didn’t have a clue what we were doing. We set our goal at $5000 and went to work securing donations of food, registering dancers (students who would attend the event), hosting smaller fundraisers, and creating a “Morale Dance”. THE EVENT

Each MCCMDM is unique in its own way, however, each one has one goal in mind: encouraging students to stand for the kids who can’t. Leading up to the event, students register to be “dancers” and are motivated to procure donations to earn fundraising incentives and add to the overall total raised. Throughout the night, students may enjoy a variety of activities from being put in “jail” and “pied” in the face to dodgeball tournaments and a bounce house.

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Each hour of the event, the Morale Dance is performed to keep the energy up and is sometimes followed by a Miracle Story from a local Miracle family. These Miracle families are those who have directly benefited from the lifesaving resources that events like MCCMDM helped to fund. They share their story in front of sometimes hundreds of MCC Hustlers to help them understand the difference they are making. THE REVEAL

At the end of each MCCMDM event, dancers are invited to finally take a seat and rest their weary bodies. The Exec Board is brought forward to reveal the total raised for CMN Hospitals. This culminating moment is emotional and powerful. The members of the Exec Board and Morale Team will have poured many hours of effort to help generate the number that will be held up on large posters. Starting the night in 2013, I was nervous about our goal. Since it was the first year, our Exec Board had struggled a bit to find their way. Alex Genna recalls her most memorable moment leading up to that night. “My most memorable moment was making our shirts for the inaugural year! We didn’t have enough money to buy them, and all sponsor money went to our total, so we cut and painted the most special shirts!” These spray-painted shirts shined throughout the night with enthusiasm and excitement. What a glorious moment it was when Alex and her peers held up over $5415. Moving into the second year and beyond, the MCCMDM Exec Board had a much clearer vision of their purpose and how to pursue their goals. Students who had been dancers the year before joined the cause as members of the Exec Board or the Morale Team. Individuals began to take it upon themselves to set their own personal fundraising goals in addition to the larger school-wide goal. Exec Board directors Madison Donovan ‘16 and Anne Laird ‘16 helped lead MCCMDM to new heights. In 2015 and


MINI DANCE MARATHON 2016 alone, MCCMDM raised over $60,000 thanks to the generous donations of local businesses, families, and the sustained efforts of many Hustlers. This tradition of selflessness and student-driven philanthropy has continued annually where each year, Hustlers work to make miracles happen in their community.

“I think my most memorable moment from MDM was in 2018 when we raised over $25,000 FTK (For The Kids) and after the event was over, all of Exec had a huge prayer circle and at that moment I felt like I had truly made such a difference,” recalls Ryan Silva ‘19. Karen Fisher is a mom to two Miracle Children, Patrick and William. MCCMDM participants have had the honor to hear their Miracle Story and spend time with them at events. “The impact MCCMDM has is enormous. These kids are truly saving the next generation. To live a life of philanthropy is so ingrained in Catholic education and to see these kids work so hard to help save the lives of kids in Brevard County is so inspiring,” shares Karen. “My most memorable moments are seeing the joy on kids’ faces when they truly see the impact of their year-long efforts. To see their planning and creative ideas come to life makes me so proud to be a part of the CMN journey.” THE IMPACT

The Legacy 2013 – 5,415 2014 – 11,591 2015 – 23,007 2016 – 37,640 2017 – 27,062 2018 – 25,038 2019 – 27,645 2020 – We don’t talk about you know… 2021 – 10,479 2022 – 14,095

As the faculty advisor for MCCMDM for many years, I would often watch in awe of these kids who put so much of their hearts into raising money that would not directly benefit them. There was no special recognition or prize to be had for doing what they did and continue to do. Yet year after year, Hustlers apply to be on the Exec Board for the coming year in hopes to continue what has become one of MCC’s best traditions. This tradition is supported by members of Knight-Thon at UCF. Each year, MCC students build relationships with mentors from UCF who coach and encourage them in their growing passion FTK. Alex Genna recognizes the impact that MCCMDM had on her community and her own life. “The impact MCCMDM has on the community is teaching the students that there is so much that 14-18 year old students can do to help others. It impacts the community by bringing families together that have gone through these battles. It impacts the community through the students that carry on this passion to their colleges and universities. MCCMDM is a program that fueled Florida into such a prevalent state for high school marathons,” notes Alex. Madison Donovan recalled how each aspect of preparing for MCCMDM shared the organization’s mission with others. “MCCMDM has a large impact on the community all year round, not just during dance marathon season. Through fundraising with car washes, rummage sales, standing outside of grocery stores, etc. it was made known to the whole community what the mission of MCC students was for these Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. At every fundraising event, we were able to share more information about what dance marathon means and why we have so much passion for fundraising for CMN,” shared Madison.

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MINI DANCE MARATHON Dance Marathons take place many times a year throughout the country, mostly at the university level. Many of our Hustler alumni have gone on to raise millions of dollars as a part of Morale Teams, Exec Boards, mentoring other high school MDMs, and more at major Dance Marathons at FSU, UF, UCF, University of Alabama, USC, and beyond. Their commitment to making miracles and being FTK did not stop when they graduated from MCC. MCCMDM sparked their passion for being a part of something greater than themselves. Beyond this, some alumni have discovered careers through their participation in MDM. “It helped me realize my career path of being a pediatric nurse. It gave me leadership skills, a voice, and a passion for service. I’m very thankful for my roles in MCCMDM as well as University of Alabama DM,” shares former Exec Board Director Mackenzie Miller ‘18. Alyssa Palsis ‘14, former Events Director, knows “getting involved in MDM is what led me to my career as a Child Life Specialist when I was just a junior in high school. I went on to get involved in Knight-Thon at UCF and it has changed my life forever.” In less than a decade, MCC Mini Dance Marathon has raised over $181,972. Every dollar raised has directly benefited sick children and their families who have sought treatment at Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. From incubators for premature babies to supplying the Child Life Specialists with toys and games for recovering children, miracles have been made and lives have been changed. “From seeing how much MCCMDM grew over my four years of being on the Exec Board, I can easily say this will not be an experience I will ever forget. Whenever I look back on my years in high school, the main thing I remember is MCCMDM and everything that revolved around it,” recalls Madison. “This organization introduced me to so many wonderful people that I still keep in touch with today. Now that I have been out of high school for 6 years, it amazes me

how so many high schoolers put in so much time, effort, sweat, and tears into fundraising for struggling families while loving every second of it. I think this says a lot about the MCC students!”

Karen Fisher adds, “MCCMDM helps create the leaders of tomorrow. It instills the Catholic ideal of a generous spirit and giving back. I firmly believe that my kids would not be here today without the hard work of the MCCMDM. Their hard work provides such a gift to the kids of Central Florida.” As I scrolled through the many pictures from MCCMDM over the years while I prepared to write this article, I couldn’t stop smiling. The countless moments and memories where teenagers exceeded all expectations continue to leave a lasting impression. March 2023 will mark the ten-year anniversary of this amazing philanthropy. It is my hope and prayer that it will be an opportunity for MCCMDM alumni from 2013 and beyond to reignite their passion for the cause. If you are interested in being involved in this very special event, contact Tessie Wilkie at wilkiet@melbournecc. org. Please consider spending part of one more Saturday night in Hustler Gymnasium with an amazing group of young people making miracles by standing for the kids who can’t.


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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION

After graduating from MCC in 1977, I MARIA PALACIOS GERACI ‘77 attended BCC and then went on to graduate from the University of South Florida in 1980 with a degree in Criminal Justice. Originally, but she saw it and my plan was to pursue law school, but while doing some winked at me like she local volunteer work I became interested in nursing, understood. so I switched gears and got my BSN from Florida State I still remember that University. story. It was titled PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND “Sixteen” by Maureen I worked for 32 years as a nurse, 30 of them in Labor Daly. I think Mrs. S and I were kindred spirits. and Delivery and I loved it. But for the past 12 years, FAVORITE MCC MEMORY I’ve also worked as a fiction writer, publishing both There are so many, I’m not sure where to start. traditionally through New York and as an Indie author. Maybe it was the day one of our classmates decided I write romance under my real name, Maria Geraci, and to “streak” through the hallways (streaking was a fad cozy mysteries as Maggie March. in the 70s!). Unfortunately, I didn’t get to actually MCC’S INFLUENCE see it with my own eyes, but as you can imagine, it I was so fortunate to attend schools with excellent caused quite a sensation! teachers, both at Ascension and at MCC. I will always remember Sister Mary Joan’s American One favorite memory involved the Stingers. In my History class. She made the American Revolution more senior year we went to a state dancing competition exciting than any TV show! But my favorite teacher down in Fort Lauderdale. We stayed at a hotel was Mrs. Stephenson. She taught English, and while I and there was a haunted house nearby. Sister Rita was always an (the MCC librarian and one of our chaperones) avid reader thought it would be fun to go as a group. A few of growing up, us girls got chased by a couple of “ghouls” and we her American ran out of the house screaming. One of the girls Lit class in my (Cecelia DuPont) lost her sandal while running junior year was and we were too scared to go back and get it. Sister a game changer. Rita looked at us as if we were wussies and marched I can remember right back in there to demand they return Cecelia’s while reading sandal. I think the “ghouls” were more afraid of a short story in Sister Rita than she was of them. She was one bigher class I got bad-in-charge nun, that’s for sure! very moved, ADVICE TO CURRENT HUSTLERS and tears welled Enjoy every minute of your high school experience. in my eyes. I Be nice to everyone and keep in touch after high tried to hide it school. Life goes by too fast. because I didn’t want anyone thinking I was weird (lol),

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION

I attended Ascension Catholic School DONNA POTOMSKI ‘01 from Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade and then went on to become a Hustler. After graduating from MCC, FAVORITE MCC I attended Florida State University and received my MEMORY bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in December I loved my time 2005. I will graduate with my Master’s in Educational at MCC. I often Leadership from The American College of Education in look back on my June 2022. high school years and smile. MCC had a special warmth to it. The PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND principal, teachers, staff, and students all knew Upon graduating in December from FSU, I received each other by name. We truly were a Hustler family a call two weeks later that would pave my future. On and it felt like home. I cannot narrow it down to the other end of the phone was a familiar Irish accent one favorite memory. In fact, reminiscing about that had been a part of my entire childhood. It was the memories created at MCC brings me back to Sister Joseph, the principal at Ascension, asking me some of my favorite days. if I had graduated yet. I quickly shared with her that I had just graduated two weeks ago. She then invited ADVICE TO CURRENT HUSTLERS me in for an interview and offered me a second grade I am going to keep this short and simple; work hard, teaching position. Without hesitation, I said yes. I have choose love, and say your prayers. Hard work will never looked back. Over the past 16 years; I have taught help you achieve your dreams. You were made to do second, third, fourth, and am currently teaching fifth hard things. Keep after it, even when others give up. grade. In addition to teaching, I also serve as the Athletic This will set you apart from the rest. My favorite two Director. words are “Choose Love” (you can ask my students). In all things you do, choose love. In doing so, you MCC’S INFLUENCE will be making the right choice, even if it is not MCC had a significant influence on my life well beyond the easy or popular one. Lastly, say your prayers. the four years that I spent there. Lean on prayer in the tough times and say a prayer In addition to the strong focus on academics, I was of gratitude in the good times. Prayer is the most taught the value of service. Throughout my college powerful tool you have. Use it often. years, teaching career, marriage, and motherhood the act of serving others has been my guiding force. Our lives are filled with opportunities to serve others and all too often people turn the other way. My time at MCC taught me to seek out opportunities to serve and help others. Through serving others, my heart feels complete. Over the years, I have made every effort to instill this mindset into my own students. Through service, we are truly answering God’s call and building the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth. I attribute my dedication and commitment to serving others to my time spent at both Ascension and Melbourne Central Catholic.

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AN ENDURING FRIENDSHIP C ROBERT MCDANIELS ‘89 AND PATRICK KOSTER ‘89 have enjoyed a close friendship of nearly forty years. They met for the first time in the fall of 1982 as they began seventh grade at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Palm Bay. Robert was a welcoming and friendly connection for Patrick who was a new student, and they soon discovered a common background (both of their fathers served in the military) and shared interests in music, sports cars, and computers. Moving forward into the early years of high school, many weekends and summer days were spent riding their bikes the five miles back and forth between each other’s houses and joining family activities and trips. While at MCC, Robert and Patrick were diligent students, participated in several clubs, and played football and soccer. With the newly found freedom achieved with driver's licenses and used cars they started working – Patrick at McDonald's and Robert at Pizza Hut. Coincidentally, Robert would meet his future wife Tracy who was a McDonald's junior manager at the time. When they were not working or attending school, Robert and Patrick would take every opportunity to pursue their newly discovered passion for surfing and would drive up and down the Brevard coast from Patrick Air Force Base to Sebastian Inlet to find the best breaking waves. In the spring of 1989, Robert and Patrick graduated MCC and headed off to separate colleges following similar paths. Robert stayed local attending Florida Tech with an Army ROTC scholarship graduating in 1993 with an Electrical Engineering degree. Patrick would travel to New York to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point graduating in 1993 with a System Engineering degree. Upon graduation, both received military officer commissions – Robert in the Florida Army National Guard and Patrick in the United States Army – where they would serve for many years in various leadership positions. Patrick’s time in the military as an Armor and Military Intelligence officer had him stationed in Georgia, Kentucky, Texas, Arizona, and South Korea. Robert as an Air Defense Artillery officer spent most of his time in Florida with occasional training deployments to Texas, and following the tragic events of 9/11, he commanded the security forces protecting the Miami International Airport for several months. Robert married Tracy, nee Tarbell, in 1993 remaining in Palm Bay to start a family with the birth of their daughters, Samantha and Sydney. At the end of 1998, Patrick decided to return to civilian life and help with his family’s new Adobe software training business in Melbourne. Patrick’s parents hired Robert in 1999 to help market their company as

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well as teach classes – longtime friends were back together again gaining valuable experience working with many commercial and government clients who would send employees from across the globe for training. They also attended technology tradeshows/networking conferences which led to Robert being hired by Adobe as a solutions engineer in 2000. Robert found success at Adobe in various roles, but with increased responsibility, this required a move with his family to the Atlanta area where they currently live. With Robert at Adobe, Patrick continued to support his family’s company expanding training operations into several other states as well as starting his own technology consulting business. In 2004, Patrick married Jay, nee Atencia (with Robert serving as best man), and their son Jacob was born in 2005 (Sophomore, MCC class of 2024). In 2006, Robert was promoted to manager for a newly formed Adobe team supporting Education customers, and he quickly sought out and hired Patrick. They have found professional success working together at Adobe and then as they moved into new roles over the past 15 years. Even though Robert and Patrick live over eight hundred miles apart they have maintained their close relationship spending time together during numerous Adobe events, MCC reunions, and personal trips/family vacations over the years. In November 2021, Patrick met Robert, Tracy, and some of their friends at a Genesis concert in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was a memorable way to celebrate the first concert Robert and Patrick saw together (1987 Genesis Invisible Touch concert in Orlando) as well as the many blessings and wonderful shared memories that have come from their enduring friendship.


HOME SWEET HOME ALUMNI RETURN TO COACH

Coaches who were once MCC students are now coming back to make our current students the best athletes they can be.

PAUL JAIME ’17

Cross Country and Track & Field

MCC was a great four years for me. I made lifelong friends and lasting memories. I played four sports and loved it. After graduating, I went across the street to Florida Tech for college and in my last year there I ended up back here coaching. It’s been a blast and I love all the athletes. I look forward to my future with MCC.

RICH PRUZINSKY ’96

Football

Looking back, the four years at MCC flew by, although my teenage self may have disagreed. I was lucky to not only have been a Stinger my senior year but also a cheerleader my sophomore and junior years. I had the best of both worlds! After MCC, I attended Brevard Community College (BCC) for a few years. When the money ran out, I joined the Navy and traveled the world during my short enlistment. I met my husband during training school and our son is presently serving in the Navy as well. I finished my associate degree at BCC and recently earned my bachelor’s degree from Eastern Florida State College. I currently work full time from home for a dental software company where I manage and support dental offices across the country. Upon returning to MCC, some of the halls have changed, while others bring me back to those great years. I have friends I met there who have supported and grown with me through these many years. As a previous scholarship student, not only am I happy to be back but also to be giving back.

I was a student-athlete from 1992-1996, an all-state and all-space coast football player, a state finalist in shot put and more importantly, a leader in the hallways and an honor roll student throughout my time at MCC. Upon graduation, I attended Wingate University and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida in 2001. I was a scholarship recipient as I played football at both schools. I came back to MCC as an educator in 2012 where I taught and coached football and softball until 2016 (playoff teams and an Elite 8 appearance). I have also worked at Bayside High School (defensive coordinator and educator) and most recently, at Rockledge High School as an educator and football and softball coach (playoff teams and a Final Four appearance). This past February, I returned to MCC as a teacher and head football coach. I am truly blessed, extremely humbled, and excited to be back home at The Hive. I love this place, the people, the community, and the true Hustler pride! The football program will always have a team-first culture and will be a Christ-centered environment that will allow us to swarm life together as Hustler bees!

I was captain of the inaugural MCC women’s lacrosse team. I am working to build youth lacrosse in the diocese while encouraging positive health and fitness relationships for children and young adults. Being at MCC again has been the greatest experience for myself, my husband, and my four children who will be attending MCC in the future. I am thrilled to be on the turf again coaching these amazing Lady Hustlers and can’t wait to meet all the players next spring. MICHELLE BOURLIER JOHNSON ’08

Girls Lacrosse

TAMMY JO COLOMBE JONES ’88

Stingers


CLASS NOTES 1970s HAROLD GRAZIANO ’73

After serving 24 years as an Army officer and 17 years in the private sector as an executive, mostly for General Dynamics Corporation, he retired with Brenda, his high school sweetheart and wife of nearly 44 years, in Palmetto Bluff, SC. They have three sons, Matthew (University of Notre Dame, MIT), Andrew (Villanova University), and Dr. Robert Graziano (UNC Chapel Hill, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Duke University/ Durham VA). All were commissioned Army officers after college. They have five grandchildren ages 5-14.

1990s JESSICA LANEY BECKNER ‘95 AND TABITHA LANEY LAZEAR ‘00

These sisters combined their love for good food and creativity to bring the Space Coast beautiful charcuterie boards and grazing tables. Flavour Boards, Inc. creates custom curated spreads for company events, weddings and all the party needs in between.

2000s R. J. SCARINGE ‘01

Founder and CEO of Rivian, electric vehicle maker, celebrated going public on the Nasdaq on November 10, 2021. SEAN CARMICHAEL ’04 & KYLE OSMAN ‘04

Melbourne Rotary Club members Sean Carmichael ‘04 (far L) and Kyle Osman ‘04 (far R) coordinated the “Wild Game Night” held February 5, 2022. This annual event raises funds for the nonprofit Greater West Melbourne Athletic Association.

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MATT HORN ‘04 AND KARLY KEHRES HORN ‘09

Welcomed son Barrett Anthony on Dec. 3, 2020, and daughter Lena Rae March 4, 2022. RACHEL DOWNEY RAULERSON ‘04

Named English Estates Elementary School - Teacher of the Year as part of Seminole County Public Schools. LEIGH PAULEY ‘05

Graduated with her bachelor’s degree in food science and human nutrition from the University of Florida. She earned her Doctor of Chiropractic and master’s degree in sport health science from Life University in Marietta, GA. Dr. Pauley is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner and a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner. She is back in Brevard running her own practice, Launch Sports Chiropractic. MAUREEN GERRITY ’07

Keeps busy with her interior design business, MG Interiors. Maureen specializes in a coastal modern aesthetic and is very passionate about creating beautiful homes in Brevard.

2010s

KAITLIN DONOVAN STAHL ‘10

Sundance Family Dentistry, a fullservice general and cosmetic dental facility owned by Dr. Kaitlin Donovan, is moving to a new larger facility in Viera to provide for her growing number of patients. PATRICK STEELE ‘12

Recognized by Influence Magazine as one of 2022 Rising Stars of Florida politics.


CLASS NOTES MICHAEL MILLER ‘13

ALLY JAIME ‘19

Graduated from UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in 2017. He married Krystal Miller in August 2021. The Millers are proud business owners of Pack You A Bowl, a food truck offering a delicious vegan menu.

Scholar-athlete at Florida Tech pursuing a degree in meteorology. This Panther women’s soccer player was named to the Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Florida Tech Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during the 2020-21 school year. She also contributed to the Panthers’ 2021 NCAA South Region Championship team this season as her game-winning goal in overtime at Eckerd on October 9th proved vital in Florida Tech qualifying for the SSC Tournament.

BROOKE VILARDEBO ‘13

Joined KPMG in the Tallahassee office as a senior associate serving government. MERIEL ENGRAND ‘14

Graduated from Cornell University in 2018 with a degree in civil engineering and subsequently moved to Ireland and began working as a civil and structural engineer at Hayes Higgins Partnership where she met her now fiancé. Meriel currently works as a structural engineer at Waterman Moylan in Dublin and is the school’s liaison for Engineers Without Borders Ireland. She plans to apply to become a chartered engineer in June and marry Ciarán Brennan in Laytown, Country Meath in July. RYAN CRAFT ‘16

Graduated from FSU in 2019 with a degree in English. He acquired the Florida real estate license in 2020. Ryan lives in Orlando with his girlfriend, Tori Britt, and their adorable puppy, Danny. He enjoys working as a sales consultant for Pulte Homes. ANNA GLEICH ‘16

Currently a second grade teacher at Pineapple Cove Classical Academy in West Melbourne.

2020s LYDIA CARROLL ‘20

Member of the Eastern Florida State College women’s soccer team that captured the 2021 NJCAA Division I National Championship title. JASMINE SIDAWI ‘20

Member of Keiser University’s women’s lacrosse team that was crowned 2021 NAIA National Champions. Even with her busy class and practice schedule, Jasmine still finds time to volunteer as a coach for select girls’ lacrosse teams in Brevard County.

Catherine Carothers Farina ’76, Rachelle Horn ’00, and Maria Sikking Uhler ’99 are coworkers at Acquaviva’s Pharmacy in Palm Bay.

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AN ENDURING FRIENDSHIP CLASS NOTES Weddings CHRISTIAN CRAFT ’14 & MIRANDA MALISZEWSKI CRAFT ’14

DR. MORVARID MOINI ‘03

Married Altan Kihm on August 20, 2021, at The Breakers in Palm Beach.

Married at St. James Catholic

Cathedral in Orlando on November 13, 2021. Miranda graduated from UCF in 2021 with a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders. She works as a speechlanguage pathologist. Christian graduated from UCF in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and in 2021 he earned his CFA. He works as a private banker at JP Morgan. They live happily in Orlando with their beloved rescue, Dakota.

Tell us what’s going on New job? New baby? Anniversary? Newly married? Submit your news and photos to communications@melbournecc.org

HUSTLER SWEETHEARTS Pat Maguire ’82 and Sara Rowlette Maguire ’82 started dating senior year and married in 1986.

Mark Walker ’74 and Sally Rowlette Walker ’77 started dating in 1974 and married in 1978.

Stephen Leggiero ‘95 and Jennifer Gotshall Leggiero ’95 married almost 23 years.

Chris White ’97 and Liz Everett White ’97 started dating in 1995 and married in 2004.

Rick Stalvey ’95 and Leane Davis ’99 met in high school and started dating in September 2021.

Tim Downie ’93 and Johanna Slentz Downie ’93 married in 1999.

Chad Biggin ‘95 and Maureen Reilly Biggin ‘96 married in 2001.


ALUMNI REUNITE ON CAMPUS

SOCCER REUNION ‘21 MCC Soccer alumni gathered under the lights at Hustler Stadium for a pick-up game on December 23rd. Divided into odd versus even years, this competitive game ended in a tie.

BASEBALL REUNION ‘21 Past and present Hustler Baseball players and coaches united for the annual game on Thanksgiving weekend.

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2013 BASEBALL STATE CHAMPS

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

JOHN CAPRA ‘14

Attended Eastern Florida State where he played baseball. He later signed with Florida A & M to continue his college baseball career. John is a CPA. NICK CAPRA ‘13

Played baseball at Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) as a walk-on. After playing well in the fall, he earned a scholarship and played all around the field. His sophomore year, he played third base with his brothers as shortstop and at second. After graduating from EFSC with an Associate of Arts, Nick went on to play at High Point University and moved back home to finish his senior year at Florida Tech with a .355 batting average. Upon graduation, he began working for Liberty IT Solutions, a government contractor for the VA, as a Salesforce Solutions Engineer. He’s been there for three years working to improve veterans’ lives through the applications they create. VINNY CAPRA ‘14

Signed with Eastern Florida State College to continue his education and play baseball at the next level. He went on to

play at the University of Richmond. On April 29, 2022, Vinny was called up to the Toronto Blue Jays from the Buffalo Triple-A baseball franchise. ALEX CARPENTER ‘15

Currently in his final year at Florida Tech playing baseball. Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from Florida Tech. He is presently in the MBA program and working as an intern with Morgan Stanley. KEATON CEDERSTROM ‘15 Attended Florida State University (FSU) and played on the FSU Club Baseball team that made back-to-back appearances in the Club Baseball World Series in 2018 and 2019. Keaton transferred to North Dakota State University (NDSU) in 2019. He worked in the athletic department booster program with the NDSU Team Makers and graduated in 2020. At present, he is at Minot State University working in the Athletic Marketing and Fan Engagement department and will graduate with a master’s degree in sports management in December 2022.

WILL ERDMAN ‘16

Graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s in consumer economics. Will played football for the Bulldogs under Kirby Smart from May 2016 through January 2020. He continued his football career while earning a certificate in entrepreneurship and innovation from Temple University. Currently he lives in Brevard County working with the family business, Erdman Motors Organization. IAN FOX ‘13

Attended Florida State University and is now running several Marco’s pizza restaurants throughout the South. COLMAN LAROCHE ‘16

Played baseball for McKendree University from 2016-2017. Colman transferred to Indian River State College and played there from 2017-2018 and earned his Associate of Arts. During that time, he had shoulder surgery. In 2020, he graduated from Florida State University with his bachelor’s in political science and public administration. He is presently a sales and leasing representative at Mike Erdman Nissan.


BASEBALL REUNION ‘22

CAMERON LIERMAN ‘13

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Florida State University. Cameron is currently pursuing a master’s in business analytics from the College of William & Mary. He lives in Washington DC working as a data analyst in the marketing department at GEICO. He is an avid golfer in the summer, snowboarder in the winter and enjoys going to all the games DC sports has to offer especially hockey and baseball. He is dating Sydney Richards, who is pursuing a master’s in genetic counseling. TREVOR MILLS ‘16

Graduated from Cornell University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in communication, focusing on technology. After graduation, he worked for a biotechnology startup and shortly thereafter worked at a civil litigation law firm. He is currently a Juris Doctor Candidate at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA. Trevor anticipates graduating in 2024 and plans to pursue the practice area of technology transactions or data privacy/cybersecurity at a large law firm. AUSTIN NICKLE ‘16

Played junior college baseball for two years at Daytona State and the College of Central Florida, before completing his degree at Florida State University. The last few years have provided Austin with great opportunities in the form of a good job, an amazing relationship, and the ability to pass on his love for the game of baseball to the next generation.

For the last two seasons, he has been assisting Coach Dooley with the Hustlers, teaching and learning every single day. He is currently working on a certificate program that he plans to complete by the end of this year.

KEVIN SILVA ‘16

AUSTIN PERLMAN ‘15

Played baseball for Florida Southern College and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Since 2019, Austin has been an athletic trainer in the Houston Astros organization.

Graduated from Stetson University with a bachelor’s in health science in 2019. Austin played five years of football there as a wide receiver and special teams’ player. He was honored as team captain his last two years. He currently works for Stryker, a medical technology company and recently moved to Parker, Colorado with his college girlfriend and their two dogs. They just started fostering dogs until they can find them a new home. Austin is enjoying exploring the beautiful outdoors of Colorado. MARK POTTER ‘16

Attended Jacksonville University on a baseball scholarship. He transferred to the College of Central Florida in Ocala and was drafted by Philadelphia Phillies. KENNY RHODES ’14

Attended Florida Gulf Coast University after graduating from MCC and is working in the Midwest. MIKE RIDYARD ‘16

After graduating from MCC, Mike moved to Texas and attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He is currently living in Minot, North Dakota with former MCC teammate, Keaton Cederstrom, and finishing his bachelor’s degree at Minot State University.

Graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in finance. Kevin currently is a senior associate in the finance department at L3 Harris. AUSTIN SMITH ‘13

CHRISTIAN VARGAS ‘14

Attended Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island on an academic scholarship continuing to play four more years of baseball. During that time, he accumulated some notable personal accolades such as two-time captain, threetime All- Conference, 2nd – team AllRegional (New England), and Student Athlete of the Year for the university in 2017. The team set school records for the baseball program winning two conference championships. He graduated the fall semester of senior year and pursued his MBA in entrepreneurship the following semester to finish his baseball career. While in college he met his fiancé Kaitlynn and they plan to marry in 2024. After graduating in 2018, he enlisted in the Army to become a logistics officer. Christian currently serves in the U.S. Army Reserve as a 1st Lieutenant (soon to be Captain in July) and Executive Officer to a Drill Sergeant unit in West Palm Beach. Also, he works as a project engineer in construction management.

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LOST ALUMNI ‘90’s CLASS OF 1990 Kerri Metress Adamy Deborah Austin Jeff Bascle Kimberly Cook Bascle Nichol Jankovic Bookhultz Elizabeth Brewer Lorraine Earley Christian Gibson Cristina Cabrera Godwin Heather Crippen Harris John Hennessy Eric Hofmanis Meredith Reno Jenkins Philip MacDonald Angel Poole Andrea Riendeau Scott Rimany Derrick Rivera Jenni Napier Snyder Shamik Stefanizzi Sara Castagnola Watlington

CLASS OF 1991 Andrea Arnold Jason Favero Ryan Fischer Richard Garcia Lacey Gillespie Anthony Gioannetti Jerry Glotz Jason Hamilton Adrienne Harshman Daniel Highlands Jessica Vargas Luciano Lisa McCloy Greg Meister Pamela Labiak Molinaro Brian Robinson Kristen Rosen Lauren Rosenblatt Elizabeth Wilkin Russell Kristy Spencer Shane Trudell Matthew Tsark Erica Von Lunen Fernando Zeppieri

CLASS OF 1992 Ivette Alvarado Tammy Tsark Avery Francis Brahmakulam Michael Castro Brian Delos Santos Jeremy Graf Frederick Gravel Robert Hasling Jeffrey Hoffman Arlene Guevara Ivankovich Holly Jamar William Kermisch David Kiernan

Joseph Kline Ryan Marvin Kim Matthews Erica Morant Charles Muh Kathleen Nix Jason Rivera Eric Seeger Robert Theocles Marci Vanover Jennifer Walker Amy Sonnenfeld Yarrow

CLASS OF 1993 Jeffrey Allan Bibb Allen, Jr. Paul Alleva, Jr. Ryan Bailey Heather Banks Jessica Basso-Lyn Brandy Newell Brockhausen Susie Burton Susan Buzzo Daniel Cheong Christine Gioannetti Commerce Christian Cribbin Steven Dammann Cayce Donovan Dina Giannacco Eichin Marti Hisey Fernandez Kelly Harrell Michael Henry Kyle Humphrey Scott Jarrell Christopher Kelley James Kiley Heidi Zinn Kipkowski Nerea Oyarzabal Langman Brian MacDonald Melissa Taranto Madison Tina Madrigal Audrie Malone Thomas Martin Thomas McDonald Michele Lonsway Murphy Michael Passarella Alexander Pezzeminti Christopher Phillips Pamela Rajasekhar Kathleen Rauch Christina Rich Lisa Riendeau Richard Romero Jose Ruiz Maria Groppe Sanford Matthew Scott Thomas Sheridan Heather Snyder Sith Gintaras Snipas Michael Tumminello Ryan Turpin Charity Valenzuela

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Alan Washington Sarah Whims

CLASS OF 1994 John Azevedo Kara Britz Barber Bridget Barnette Cesar Batlle Brian Car Damian Carroll Scott Cengia Anne Ford Dervan Sara DeStefano Christina Dudley Marta Fiol Christine Hart Sean Hasling Valerie Hays Jill Heynen Stephen Howell Gerald Howes Thomas Jones Florangela Kornafel Kathryn Luetkemeyer Amy Geist Mauch Erin Mucha Michele Archer Nelson William Nelson Julie Nero Hagen Panton Jerome Pedersen Jennifer Pruitt Eileen Furlong Rourke Christopher Segre-Lewis David Stallings Mark Stevenson Danielle Strickland Christine Gill Szczesny Jennifer Tinelli Jennifer Trawick Teresa Uranga Deanna Cabrera Watterson Brandi Whelan Aimee Ford Whitlock Christopher Ziarno

CLASS OF 1995 Burgandi Thompson Alexander Augusto Alvarado Noelle Bailey Regina Bailey Jeremy Ball Chad Biggin Eric Bjurstrom Ryan Brouillard Elizabeth Campanelli Grace Castro Christa Comodari Leigh Peake DiBernardo Nancy Brown Dorsey Stuart Dunn Kathryn Faulkner Michael Fenn Tara Fernandez

Christin Fox Tiffany Frey Joseph Garrett Liliana Gomez Laura Henderson Carla Herro Kimberly Hutchinson Mark Jacobsen Kimberly Kernodle Jarrell Derrick Jenkins Michael Johnson Jerome Kasza Michael Millar Michael Miller Lisa Ghali Mills Stephanie Muh Emily Uranga Ortiz Sara Osborne Audrey Palmatier Andrew Palmer Andrew Partain Ian Pravata Joan Rosel Jennifer Sence Mark Sewall Cristy Giordano Shanta Rick Stalvey Anthony Tarducci Erika Valenzuela Hendrix Valenzuela Nancy Downie Ware Jacquelin Quavillon Weed Amy Sanders Yohe Melissa Guevara Ziarno

CLASS OF 1996 Korbel Whelan Ballard Andre Bardos William Bethauser John Castro Ryan Chamberlin Samuel Clymer IV Gable Costello Brenda Davis Kelly Hixenbaugh Dwanger Shanna Messer Fair Christopher Galli Amanda Marriott Gill Samuel Gill Jennifer Goldblatt James Huff Corey Jenkins Jaime Jimenez Claire Julye-Green Jason Jurgel Kathryn Kane Thomas Kowalak Courtnie Mitchell Love Carla Mancia Alexandra McNutt Mancini Jesse Mancini Jennifer Masone George McCall Kenya Moore


LOST ALUMNI ‘90’s Denis Morton Jonathan Morton Devin Murray Keith Murray Jennifer Opresko Bobbie Perrault Constantino Pissanos Belinda Ramos-Cubas Robert Rauch Philip Stewart Emily Williams Stovall Shatara Gomez Summerset Jennifer Torres Valeska Urbina Jennie Yates

CLASS OF 1997 Jeanne Durette Baker Kelly Bassett Ryan Biggin Luce Moore Burns Mara Cannon Emilie Capelle Anthony Chung Patricia Colozzo Steven Cortese Erin Riley Cowell Melisa Diaz Benjamin Dickens Michelle DiPenta Tanya Collins Estrela Kimberly O’Neil Fara Nathan Farrington Ronald Heinicke Bruce Johnson, Jr. Michael Jones Tracy Jones Theresa Kerrigan Kristen Knudson Robert Krysinsky Colleen Lawler Stephanie Lesser Anne Longanbach Lindsay William Meier Julie Morrison Jennifer Mount Cathy Boluk Nanni Christopher Nilles Nichole Perdicaro Melissa Peters Sara Phillips Michelle Pizzuto Edmund Plummer Tanisha Pyle Kenneth Ragan Marissa Reger Trina-Michelle Rosado David Russell Dominique Seamster Elizabeth Shea Maribeth Stauffacher Michelle Stevenson Carla Stuhlmiller James Trawick

Harvey Whitney, III Kara Workman-Lott Quantavious Woulard Michele Rueff Yamosky Edward Young Natale Zanghi

CLASS OF 1998 Caroline Ashe Matt Barnes Kathleen McCahill Binge Penny Brown Ana Caro Tim Chaille Christopher Corpora Marcia Noble Craig Kristi Witkowski Day Dawn Denault Danielle Danowski Espling Suzanne Ferrante Tiffany Broadway Fortune Patrick Frawley, Jr. Elizabeth Gerrish John Gioannetti Thomas Grigsby Heather McAteer Gunther Elizabeth Haggerty Kevin Hanson Catherine Herd Aaron Jehring Nicola Jordan Donn Kamandulis Nakyung Kim Monique Lange Mary Leggiero Joely Lemmers Jacob Luhn Jacqueline Mandra Amanda Geitz Mannix Ignacio Mantovani Simon Martinez Katherine McCall Meghan Moda Kali Monopoli Heather Moody Melanie Ortiz Thomas Owens Maryann Palermo-Bransdon Catherine Parsons David Pepen Mimi Perez-Falcon Amanda Cantrell Pravata Jessica Regnier Patrick Riley Ryan Rogers Peter Schindel Faiz Shakir Valerie Sheets Samantha Silva Mary Singh Heidi Smith Kelly Sorensen Erick Spitzkeit Kyle B Stewart

Richard Stewart John Stimpson Robert Stuhlmiller Amanda Thorpe Patrick Tombler Megan Wheeler Nina White Ameigh Verderosa Worley Lauren Zotto

CLASS OF 1999 Jaime Alvarez Elden Armbrust Victoria Belbusti Jordan Biehl Danielle Bilodeau Carolyn Bobinski Karl Bohak Crystal Buchman Anthony Burton Kristy Campbell Sarah Haynes Caras Alicia Cartagena Sonya Chhatwal Feng Chiu Nicole Cognetti Maria Crichton Andrew Daly Kira Davis Christine Della-Cioppa Sarah Dietl Charlotte Dow Renee Fiander Tiffany Gilliland Melissa Groppe Timothy Guttmann Kristin Hackenberg Jocelyn Vary Hawkins Jennifer Higgins Molly Hixenbaugh Erin Holder-DiCarolis Sherri Hungerbuhler Katrina Hunter Timothy James Yardlie Jean-Bart Lia Jiannine Colleen Jolly Gladys Kabore Jean-Yves Kabore Susan Kerrigan Casey King Carl Knazik Julius Lacano Rita Marchiano LeJeune Stephen Link Lizande Loesener Monique Mahler Robert Mango Christopher Marr Christopher Marsico Noel Fernandez McCluney Patrick McElwee Ryan McGrath Timothy Mills, Jr.

Brian Morris Sheri Nilles Kevin Olson Michael Opresko Victor Perez-Falcon John Potomski III Adam Puhle Michael Redmond Daniel Reilly Logan Ridley David Roberts Melissa Rowlette Alexander Rudloff Ronald Rueff Kimberly Sanders Matthew Scafidi Weston Schofield Richard Scott Nicholas Seamster Charles Smith Erycka Snyder Hee-Ju Son Ansley Grimes Stanfill Marko Stanojevic Jamilyn Downs Stoltz Tyler Stull Andrew Tan Maria Telemachos Anthony Thomas Nikolas Thompson Maria Sikking Uhler Justin VanderVeen Justin Vary Alessia Versini Jennifer Ward Mary Ward Courtney Mann Weber Tracy Champon Wilcox Andrea Williams Melissa Witek Jodianna Wolford David Woodbury

IF YOU KNOW HOW TO FIND A “LOST” ALUM

Please contact the Advancement Office: advancement@melbournecc.org

321.727.0793 ext. 107

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UPCOMING EVENTS 06 June 28 JULY

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SEPTEMBER Sunday

SUMMER PROGRAMS

20-YEAR REUNION

Explore the variety of academic enrichment courses and youth sports camps available.

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Learn more:

https://bit.ly/SummeratMCC_2022

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SEPTEMBER SUNDAY

Hotel Melby

More information:

https://bit.ly/MCC_Classof2002 contact: pat reilly

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SEPTEMBER SUNDAY

HOMECOMING MASS Sullivan Campus Ministry Center 10:30 AM Tours following Mass

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SEPTEMBER FRIDAY

HOMECOMING ALUMNI STREET PARTY 6:00 pm MCC Campus

HOMECOMING GAME MCC vs. Windermere Prep 7:00 pm Hustler Stadium

06

NOVEMBER SUNDAY

ALUMNI MEMORIAL MASS OPEN HOUSE

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sullivan Campus Ministry Center

10:00 am


UPCOMING EVENTS SEPTEMBER SATURDAY

09-11

CLASS OF 1982

SEPTEMBER

FRIDAY - SUNDAY

CLASS OF 1972

50-YEAR REUNION Sept. 9 - Homecoming Street Party & Game Sept. 10 - Melbourne Oceanfront Hilton

6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Advance ticket required

40-YEAR REUNION

Sept. 11 - Homecoming Mass & Campus Tour

Due to COVID restrictions over the past two years, the 1980 and 1981 classes are invited.

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