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THE OFFICIAL

MAGAZINE OF ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL | WINTER 2017

RENOVATING OUR

HOLY PLACE

COMMUNICATIONS: DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN STAY CONNECTED AND UP TO DATE WITH VIANNEY | PAGE 16


ON THE COVER Rev. Tim Kenney, SM gives a quick visual inspection on the progress to the Cure of Ars Chapel. Check out our photo feature inside about the exciting renovation project.

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UPCOMING EVENT JOIN US FOR ALUMNI TRIVIA ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017 Register at vianney.com

TABLE OF

CONTENTS UNDISPUTED

Vianney’s football team rose from the ranks and a difficult 1-4 record to stun the state by beating top-ranked Chaminade en route to the program’s first state title in school history.

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Faculty, students, alumni and others have shown extraordinary generosity toward Vianney and other local charities this fall.

The Cure of Ars renovations took place in late 2016. The goal was to restore the chapel to provide a sense of spiritual peace and purpose for our Vianney family.

WE’RE PEOPLE PERSONS

Learn about the lives of our teachers and staff outside their Vianney classrooms and offices in our series of VIANNEY PROFILES.

However, in this day and age, everything has gone digital. TV, cable, news – all have all moved to digital formats.

We hope you will find the articles newsworthy, the people profiled here interesting, and event information to be useful.

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THE BLACK AND GOLD DIGITAL MAGAZINE is produced by the Advancement Team at St. John Vianney High School. President: Mike Loyet ’77; Director of Advancement: Pete Cerone ’93; Director of Communications/Editor: Rob Staggenborg, APR. Contact us at alumni@vianney.com or via phone at 314.985.4853 if you have any questions.

ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL 1311 SOUTH KIRKWOOD ROAD, ST. LOUIS, MO 63122

Remain calm. It’s OK! We will still publish a print version of the iconic Black and Gold magazine, published in the Spring and Fall.

We’ve decided to take the iconic Black and Gold Magazine into the digital age by offering an electroniconly edition of our popular community magazine.

A CHARITABLE HEART

CHAPEL RENOVATION

OMG! WHAT HAVE THEY DONE WITH THE BLACK & GOLD?

Why are we doing this? As stewards of donor dollars, we are always seeking ways to be more efficient with our mailings and our spending in that regard. We often have more stories about our community than two print editions of the Black and Gold can accommodate. This new digital publication helps us share more stories in a timely manner. We invite all to connect with Vianney via our school website, www.vianney.com, on social media (@VianneyGriffins or VianneyGriffins on Facebook). If you have any comments about this new format, please send a note to us at alumni@vianney.com. Look for the printed Spring edition this March. Enjoy!


VIANNEY’S ROAD TO STATE: Aug 19 Aug 26 Sept 2 Sept 9 Sept 16 Sept 23 Sept 30 Oct 7 Oct 14

REGULAR SEASON at Pattonville W 30-20 Kirkwood L 14-36 Prov. Catholic L 21-28 at Battle HS L 55-52 Chaminade L 32-47 at DeSmet W 43-7 at SLUH W 42-32 Vashon W 48-12 CBC L 21-45

Oct 28 Nov 4

DISTRICT PLAYOFF at Poplar Bluff W 56-21 at Jackson HS W 49-14

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STATE QUARTERFINAL Chaminade W 63-44

Nov 18

STATE SEMIFINAL Staley HS W 34-31

Nov 26

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Fort Zumwalt N W 49-14

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MSHSAA Class 5 Coach of the Year Class 5 Defensive Player of the Year

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STAT LEADERS:

UNDISPUTED

CHAMPIONS

WE DID IT! The “we” is the collective Vianney family, and though

no one played a single down, all Griffin fans are taking a piece of ownership of the 2016 Missouri Class 5 football title.

On the field, Coach Paul Day and the Griffins slogged through what would end up being one of the most difficult schedules in the state. Most of the 2016 opponents had championship pedigree, and the Griffins’ struggle was real. By Week 6, the Griffins were 2-4, and would hobble into the District playoffs at 4-5. The road trip to Poplar Bluff and then Jackson, MO were proving grounds, and then No. 1 Chaminade lay in wait. Vianney slayed that dragon 63-44 at home before a packed crowd. A week later, the Griffins sent Staley High School back to Kansas City with a 34-31 loss as a standing room only crowd sat awestruck as the semifinal unfolded. Despite the State Final being held four hours away in Springfield, MO, Griffin fans still showed up at the game site and also at Vianney on the morning of the final to send our boys off to face Fort Zumwalt North. Many other fans tuned into the game on pay-per-view.

Vianney took control early and never looked back in the final.

QB Tionne Harris 271 comp / 366 att 2,549 yards 19 TDs 14 INTs 276 rush 1,502 yards 5.4 avg

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RB Kyren Williams

28 TDs - ranked 9th in area 48 catches 677 yards 12.3 avg.

WR Cam Coleman

68 catches 866 yards 12.7 avg.

RB Zach Zerwig

51 catches 677 yards 13.3 avg.

Luke Giegling

85 tackles 68 asst 166 total 4th in area in tackles

Jordan Guilfoy

86 tackles 58 asst 144 total

The running clock began in the third quarter as Vianney opened up a 49-14 lead, which would end up being the final score.

Coach Day was named the Class 5 Coach of the Year, a deserved honor considering the ups and downs the season yielded. Defensive lineman Luke Giegling also made his mark, being named the Class 5 Defensive Player of the Year. Giegling finished among the top 4 tacklers in the area with 166 total tackles. “Our whole focus was to keep improving and if we did that at the end of the season, the phrase we used was we would be a really difficult team to play,” Coach Day told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. - By Rob Staggenborg, Director of Communications


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WIN $10,000

2017 AUCTION RAFFLE

Only 300 tickets will be sold Take a chance for just $100. These are better odds than the lottery. You can buy your ticket online by filling out the form HERE. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kelly Mueller in the Advancement Office at 314.965.4853, ext. 145

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Catching up with

Sam Kuhlmeyer ’16

Sam Kuhlmeyer ’16 Freshman Bradley University

Sam Kuhlmeyer ’16 didn’t waste time when he got to Bradley University this past Fall. In his first semester, he already landed a job on-air as the college TV station’s weather person. He’s joined the Bradley equivalent of the “ambassadors” and his YouTube channel continues to grow and make him money. But Sam couldn’t bring everything Black and Gold to Peoria, IL. “I wish I could have brought Mrs. (Chris) Amelung and the Griffin Cafe. The food here is not like home,” he said.

CAN VIANNEY IMPACT YOUR SON?

Contact our Admissions Team to schedule campus tours, Shadow Visits, and more. E-mail admissions@vianney.com

Vianney prepared him for the world of college and in particular Bradley’s highly regarded broadcast media and television arts program. “That first college English class was not difficult for me because I believe Mr. (Eric) Sargent’s Honors English

class prepared me so well for it.” Even at Bradley, he can’t escape Vianney; several grads from the Class of 2015 attend Bradley as well. Just this past Fall, a current Vianney senior showed up on campus during a tour. Sam got to spend some time with him and sell him on the Bradley U. experience. “I love it here,” Sam said. “I’ve already made some great friends, and have gotten involved in many activities.” Sam’s only regret about Vianney is that he didn’t take enough time going to Friday football games and other activities with his classmates. “I wish I would have taken more time to get involved on that end. You don’t realize until you are gone all the things you missed out doing.”

Business Journal Honors 2 Vianney Grads Vianney alumni Tim Reeves ’96 and Nick Riordan ’01 have been named to St. Louis Business Journal’s annual 40 Under 40 List.

Nick Riordan ’01

Tim Reeves ’96

The annual listing recognizes area business executives and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 who have made an impact upon their chosen industry. Reeves is the Vice President of Finance for Emerson, and Riordan is an executive with Central Bank of St. Louis.

VIANNEY ALUM CHRIS PRATT COACHES TEAM TO ARKANSAS STATE SOCCER TITLE

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Congratulations to Vianney alumnus Chris Pratt ’90, who coached the Harrison High School Lady Goblins to the Arkansas State girls championship. Since leaving Vianney, Chris played at MacMurray College from 1990-1993, and was the Team Captain in 1993. He earned SLIAC All-Conference honors in 1991, 1992, and 1993. He was named an All-Midwest AllAmerican in 1993. Pratt has coached for 17 years in college and high school, and has won more than 380 games.


STUDENT PROFILE

LUKE PROST | JUNIOR

DanceTracks

The clock is ticking for Luke Prost, a junior in Vianney’s band program. A percussionist since he was 3 years old, he has since expanded his musical interests to other instruments and musical genres. His true love is producing Electronic Dance Music tracks. He has several tracks available on iTunes and SoundCloud. Luke recently won the 2016 MMEA Electronic Music Composition Contest, sponsored by the Missouri Music Education Association. Luke hopes to someday perform his mixes at a large festival or concert. He is learning the business end of the recording business which has changed immeasurably since Jimi and Elvis were hawking tunes for sale. His father, Bob Prost, is a math teacher at Vianney and a rock and roll guitarist. He had some influence on him. But Luke credits his oldest brother, a drummer, with helping him learn beat systems, and the technical aspects of percussion. “I had a lot of downtime over the summer when I wasn’t working, so I put together the track,” Luke said of his song, “Weird Spirit,” which won the MMEA competition. “But every time I listened, I would think it needs more space in some parts or more going on. I didn’t want to make it too busy. My brother was a big help because he would tell me when I was overthinking something, and that helped me move on to the next part.”

Junior Luke Prost performs with the Vianney Band during Open House in November 2016. Luke is an aspiring EDM artist.

WHAT IS EDM?

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is also known as dance music, club music, or simply dance. EDM music is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals. EDM is produced by DJs who create seamless selections of tracks by segueing from one recording to another. EDM producers often perform their music live in a concert or festival setting. • • •

EDM is a $6.2 billion segment of the music industry Top performers like Harris made $66 million from EDM production The Top 10 DJs made a combind $266 million alone - Forbes

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ADVANCEMENT

CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME

VIANNEY FAMILY COMES TOGETHER TO RAISE $68,991 ON DAY OF GIVING Thanks to the generosity of so many alumni, families, faculty, grandparents, students and friends of Vianney, we raised $68,991 in our 2016 Day of Giving effort. Of that amount, $1,950 was raised for scholarship funds. In all 234 gifts were received from donors during this year’s event. This year’s Day of Giving at Vianney included three $2,500 gift matches and another $3,500 gift match that developed later in the day. We thank those donors who provided those gift matches.

DAY OF GIVING: 2016 - $68,991 2015 - $38,619 2014 - $17,377 STUDENT GIVING: $6,565 raised from 48 percent of student body FACULTY GIVING: 100 percent participation ($28,536 raised)

FACULTY GIVING

The first gift came online from alumnus Randall Lipic ’97 at 12:50 am and the final gift was made by Sean Carey ’19 at 11:39 pm. We thank all who joined us and remembered us through a gift, or by helping us share our message via social media and word of mouth. In its third year, Vianney has seen marked increases in giving on the national Day of Giving. In 2014, our first year, we raised just more than $17,377. Last year, we doubled that amount on our Day of Giving by raising more than $38,619. On behalf of the young men and families we serve, we thank everyone for their support.

Vianney’s faculty and staff achieved 100 percent participation in this year’s Griffin Fund. Teachers and staff raised $28,536 overall during the Faculty Giving campaign this Fall.

SUPPORT OUR MISSION Your support is vital to St. John Vianney High School, and your gifts make an impact on the students and families we serve. You can donate today at vianney.com/donate-now.html

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Student Giving Campaign Raised more than $6,500 Our Student Giving Campaign ended on October 31 with more than $6,565 in gifts made by students. The SOPHOMORE class led all of the classes in participation, and as such won a catered lunch for their class. We had 48 percent of the student body participate in this student campaign. Students were encouraged to participate in this campaign by using their own money and not money gven to them by parents or relatives. The goal of the campaign was to teach our students about philanthropy and to instill a giving spirit in them for years to come. Thank you to all of our parents who encouraged their sons to participate.

STUDENT GIVING CAMPAIGN - 2016 Freshmen - Class of 2020 Class participation by percentage: 56% Dollar amount raised: $1,651 Number of participants: 84

Juniors - Class of 2018 Class participation by percentage: 38% Dollar amount raised: $1,104 Number of participants: 52

Sophomores - Class of 2019 Class participation by percentage: 64% Dollar amount raised: $2,915 Number of participants: 112

Seniors - Class of 2017 Class participation by percentage: 25% Dollar amount raised: $815 Number of participants: 40

Visit www.vianney.com for alumni news, student features, sports/event schedules and event information

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- THE CURÉ OF ARS CHAPEL AT ST . J O H N VIA N N E Y H IG H S C H OOL

St. John Vianney High School is blessed with a 37-acre campus to help evangelize our students. At the center of this holy space is the Vianney Chapel, also known as the Curé of Ars. Chapel renovations took place in fall 2016 with the goal to restore the Chapel to continue to provide a sense of spiritual peace and purpose for our Vianney family. The Chapel is expected to be completed by February 2017. In renovating the Chapel, the vision was: • To create a functional liturgical and worship space for our students and community • To respect the historical dimensions of the Chapel, especially the work of the late Marianist artist, Brother Mel Meyer, SM • To remain within the original footprint while expanding its useful purposes • To create a more harmonious aesthetic between windows, walls, furniture, flooring, liturgical pieces, artwork and lighting.

Updates to the Chapel include lighting, additional liturgical space, and a dedicated entryway.

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Rewiring the Chapel’s dated electrical systems ultimately proved to be a challenge, but was necessary for updated lighting which will greatly improve the overall aethestic of the space, the project planners said.

The Stations of the Cross are depicted on panels along the walls of the Chapel.

CHAPEL PROJECT SUPPORT TEAM The removal of the concrete honeycomb on the chapel’s back wall has revealed impressive stained glass work. BELOW: Installation of new flooring in the foyer.

Facilities Committee of the Vianney Board Larry Valenza ’83, M&H Architects Wendell DePhillips, Director of Facilities and Finance Aaron Frei Steve Frei Nicholas Frei Br. Tom Suda, SM Rev. Tim Kenney, SM Mike Loyet, Vianney President Yvonne Truedeux, YDesign Catholic Supply Store Schaeffer Electric Co. Wachter Construction Co.

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Mr. Ian Mulligan has been named the new principal of Vianney, effective July 2017. This announcement comes after a seven-month nationwide search in collaboration with Partners in Mission.

IAN MULLIGAN NAMED VIANNEY’S NEXT PRINCIPAL “The primary purpose of Catholic education is to help students discover, develop and nourish their relationship with God. The purpose of a school leader is to plan and design opportunities for the vision of the school to be shared and co-created by all shareholders. Student learning must be grounded in research. By using proven best practices, teachers can facilitate the growth of all students. The purpose of teaching is to awaken a spirit of authentic curiosity within each student. It is through exploration of concepts and opportunities that students can determine their passions and true purpose. Students will feel empowered and limitless in their quest for self- awareness and success.” -MR. IAN MULLIGAN PRINCIPAL ST. JOHN VIANNEY HIGH SCHOOL

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Mr. Mulligan is a strategic-minded, forward-thinking, educational leader. He has the capacity for cultivating a strong Catholic, Marianist climate while promoting high standards based on best practices. Mr. Mulligan earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Dayton and his Masters in Educational Leadership from Regis University. He holds Principal Certifications and Teacher Licenses in Science for both Missouri and Colorado. Respected for his STEM curriculum design and implementation capabilities, Ian is currently the STEM coordinator at St. Gabriel the Archangel School since his arrival in St. Louis this past August. Prior to this position, Ian served as the Assistant Principal at Rangeview High School in Aurora, Colorado (2013-2016) where he was recruited to lead its STEM. From 2007-2013, Ian taught Biology, Physics and Geology at Regis Jesuit High School. Additionally, as a Graduate Assistant and scholarship soccer player (2006 team captain) at the University of Dayton, Ian taught Biology and Chemistry at Dayton Early College Academy from 20062007. Ian grew up in South St. Louis where he attended St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and St. Louis University High School. He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for seven years and have two beautiful children; Cora, their 2-year old daughter and Colin their 10-month old son. She currently serves as the Program Director for Girls on the Run-St. Louis. The Mulligans are active parishioners in the St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish.

QUOTES ABOUT MR. IAN MULLIGAN: Mr. Mulligan emerged as the right choice to be principal of Vianney. His thoughtfulness, passion for Catholic education, thirst for knowledge and compassion for others are at the core of his spirit. Committed to Catholic education since grade school, educated by the Marianists, a college student athlete, his STEM background, his ability to develop teachers and his modeling of what it means to be a servant leader are all testaments to his credentials to lead Vianney and our young men. We are blessed to have a man of his character, commitment and intelligence working with Mike Loyet to lead Vianney into the future. Don Eggleston, Chair of Search Committee, Board member and Past Board Chair _______________________________ Ian is an intellectual leader with a growth mindset. He is patient when working with teachers, staff and members of his leadership team. His ability and willingness to listen, process and verbalize what he has heard and understands is done effortlessly and with a great deal of confidence and humility. When Ian left our school, he left a huge hole in the student body, the faculty and in me. Ronald M. Fay, Principal of Rangeview High School _______________________________ Ian is a man of integrity, humility and faith. He is committed to building and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and administrators. From his days as a student at Dayton to now, Ian never stops learning and trying to improve himself and those around him. He embodies the Marianist charism. Brother Ed Brink, S.M. Past Director of Education for the Society of Mary, USA Province


ALUMNI

NEWS NOTES ST. LOUIS SMALL BUSINESS MONTHLY HONORS STEVE LIPIC ’83 Congratulations to Vianney alumnus Steve Lipic ’83 and his wife Traci of Lipic’s Engagement. Their company was named by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly as one of the top family businesses in St. Louis. Lipic’s is a fifth generation, family-owned company which got its start in 1863. His son, Garrett, is a 2014 Vianney alumnus as well. Lipic’s Inc. began in a one-room shop in downtown St. Louis where George L. Berg began making fine gold points for wooden pen holders before the invention of the fountain pen. Early in the 20th century, the invention of a pen filled with an eye dropper that could write for as long as a week revolutionized pen design and manufacture. Joseph Lipic, Sr., who married George’s daughter and changed the company’s name to his own, patented one of the first self-filling fountain pens in 1912. Originally known as Lipic’s Radium Point Pen, its method of filling is the one in general use today. The Radium Point was sold to druggists,

jewelers and stationers within a 100-mile radius of St. Louis and was the basis for the Joseph Lipic Pen Company. Extensive demand in the United States and Mexico created rapid expansion, and Lipic’s became known as The Pen House of St. Louis. While the company always has been intrigued with the why of a solution, it wasn’t until 2012 that it really dove deep into why companies buy products or services. More often than not, the answer went back to some kind of employee engagement. And Lipic’s Engagement was born. The name might have changed, but the drive and our mission have not. To make your organization an attractive investment to its stake holders, create an Engaged Culture by measuring, communicating, educating and recognizing your employees through their employee life cycle utilizing our tools, Steve said.

SEMO TO INDUCT JIM KLOCKE ’05 INTO ITS HALL OF FAME Congratulations to 2005 Vianney graduate Jim Klocke, who learned he will be inducted into the Southeast Missouri Hall of Fame. Klocke was a standout baseballplayer at Vianney who earned a scholarship to SEMO. He was drafted in the 46th round (1,389th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Jim was named Louisville Slugger third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, becoming just the second player in Southeast history to earn All-American honors in multiple seasons. He was voted first-team All-OVC catcher for the two consecutive seasons, and was named an All Ping! honorable mention while at SEMO. Klocke became the first Southeast Academic All-American since 1987, earning second-team honors from

CoSIDA and ESPN The Magazine. He was named first-team Academic All-District, while finishing 64th nationally in doubles (20), 73rd in on-base percentage (.484) and 86th in batting average (.394). Klocke established career highs with 56 runs scored, nine home runs, 46 RBIs and a .654 slugging percentage. He had 23 multiple hit games and 13 multiple RBI contests. Eventually, he became the team’s closer and finished 75th nationally with seven saves. His seven saves rank third in Southeast single-season history. He converted first six career save opportunities. He notched 22 strikeouts in 23.1 innings pitched over 17 appearances on the mound. Jim is the son of Tina Klocke, a member of the Vianney Board. His brother, Michael Klocke, is a sophomore at Vianney.

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PEOPLE PERSONS St. John Vianney High School has never been about facilities, but rather, it’s always been about the PEOPLE! Learn a little more about the people who make Vianney what it is - GREAT!

TOM MULVIHILL ’04 | DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS WHAT IS THE MOST DARING THING YOU’VE EVER DONE? In my first trip ever outside the US, I went to Ireland. On my first day there, I drove (on the left side of the road) fully across the country east to west and proposed to my wife.

CARRIE MITCHELL | RELIGION DEPARTMENT WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU BUT DON’T? I student taught Social Studies at Vianney in the spring of 1995. I was hired upon completion and the rest is 22 years of history! I have been at Vianney, literally, half my life! HALF MY LIFE! I love this place!

DENNIS MATRECI | RELIGION/HISTORY DEPARTMENT WHAT IS THE MOST DARING THING YOU’VE EVER DONE? I spent a month in the USSR (in 1989) with 30 high school kids and I could not speak a word of Russian.

JILLIAN HOGE | ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WHAT IS ONE THING YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU BUT DON’T? I love sports! I grew up watching sports with my dad nightly, especially basketball, football, and baseball. This developed into me being a bit of a fanatic. You can usually find us attending a Cardinals game, Billiken basketball game, or any Vianney sport, especially those that I coach.

PAUL DAY | FOOTBALL COACH WHAT IS THE STRANGEST THING YOU’VE EVER EATEN? Alligator

THREE PEOPLE ALIVE OR DEAD YOU’D LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH? Elvis, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Peyton Manning

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MEREDITH WHITE | RELIGION DEPARTMENT WHO IN HISTORY FASCINATES YOU AND WHY? My grandma, Betty White. No, I am not related to the Betty White that is an actress, animal rights activist, author, comedian, radio host, singer, and television personality. My grandma, Betty White, is much more admirable. (No offense to the other Betty! I am sure she is a cool lady too. I just don’t know her.) My grandma is the strongest person I know. She was the first female in my family to graduate from high school, and she is incredibly proud of this accomplishment – as she should be! She instilled in me that I need to set the bar higher than her.

MARK SCHUERMANN ’03 | ADVANCEMENT DEPARTMENT WHAT MOVIE OR BOOK HAS BEEN INSPIRATIONAL TO YOU? Braveheart - A story about fighting for what’s right and a willingness to die for your beliefs.

MIKE LOYET ’77 | VIANNEY PRESIDENT WHAT IS THE STRANGEST THING YOU’VE EVER EATEN? I have eaten chocolate covered spiders.

JEREMY REMIGER ’98 | CAMPUS MINSTRY IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO? Vatican City. I almost feel an obligation to see the Vatican. I am Catholic and enjoy being Catholic, and the history there is just amazing. As much as a trip to Washington, D.C. can inspire Americans, I think a real spiritual renewal would come from a trip to the Vatican.

NICK KHERIATY | SCIENCE DEPARTMENT WHO IN HISTORY FASCINATES YOU AND WHY? I have read / watched everything I can get my hands on about JFK. I think it is fascinating that he did a lot of things wrong, but he also may have saved the world from nuclear annihilation.

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