Kevin Ewing ‘10: Seminarian for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, 3rd year of theological studies at the North American College in Rome. His favorite CSC memories are just being with the good people he knew during his time at the CSC and the annual pig roast.
Maureen Smith, ’10: Spent two years discerning Religious Life with a community in New York and now works for the Archdiocese of Washington. She has started ministry efforts to help those suffering from eating disorders and other addictions and has given a Fiat talk on the subject. Her favorite CSC memory was the first timer’s retreat. While at the CSC she encountered Christ through daily mass and adoration.
Tony Prebula ‘10: married to Lacy ’08 , lead brewer for Union Craft Brewing, live in Gaithersburg, MD. His favorite CSC memory was performing a skit with his small group on retreat reenacting the resurrection of Lazarus using R&B song titles.
Fr. Christopher Seith ‘10: priest for the Archdiocese of Washington, finishing studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. His piece of advice is to not artificially hold on to what you had at the CSC. When you graduate, the Lord is to be found in your new state of life, not back at the CSC.
Joey Hager ‘11: single, worked with Habitat for Humanity, continues to volunteer with Habitat, currently sales representative, member at a historic church int he heart of downtown Charleston, SC. His favorite memories are the trips to get the famously massive CSC Christmas trees.
Stephanie (Hayes) Hambleton ‘11: married to Johnny, pregnant with their 1st child, former teacher, current nanny. Her piece of advice is to look for young adult groups and continue making faith filled friendships.
Kevin (’11) and Cathy (’12) McTighe: got married in July of 2014 ,live in Germantown, MD. Both of the McTighes are active with the youth in their community. Kevin is a PE teacher at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School and coaches many sports including Varsity girls tennis coach at Damascus HS, JV baseball coach at Rockville HS, Varsity boys’ basketball at Rockville HS, and 3rd-5th grade boys’ basketball for Rockville area boys. Cathy is director of high school youth ministry for St. Paul Catholic Church in Damascus, MD where Kevin often helps out. She is also a preschool aide at a Catholic school and leads a middle school Bible Study. While at the CSC Kevin and Cathy both encountered Christ through the relationships they formed in Bible Studies, playing ping-pong, Kevin’s participation in the Knights of Columbus, and meeting each other! Kevin adds in that Fr. Rob’s homilies really hit home with him and helped him to grow closer to Christ. They continue to encounter Christ through their marriage and through the youth that they work with everyday.
Abby Holtz ‘11: single, teaching English and ESOL at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD, living in Silver Spring, MD and attending Mass there at John the Baptist parish. Her favorite memory of the CSC was counting donation money with Cat (Catherine Eligius) and joking about everything, including why Fr.Rob and Ann trusted them with that job.
Darren Taillie ‘11: single, flight test engineer, member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Mahopac, NY. He now encounters Christ in the beauty of nature and in relationships with others.
Neda Karimian ‘12: ABA therapist for children with autism, involved in youth ministry, volunteers at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital. Her piece of advice is to give yourself time to adjust to your new routine, especially if it is totally different from college.
Alyssa Maccarone ‘12: single, working in statistics department of Mathematics Policy Research, lives in Silver Spring with 2 roommates, attends young adult events around Bethesda and DC, member of Our Lady of Lourdes in Bethesda, MD. She encountered Christ at the CSC in the deep, real relationships she formed with the people who welcomed her here. She is now learning how to surrender her will to Christ and let Him guide her through her decisions.
Zachary Crowley ’12: studying to become a priest at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, MD with hopes to be ordained in 2020. He encountered Christ at the Catholic Student Center through learning about his faith and growing closer to Christ through spiritual direction. He says he encounters Christ always through prayer, especially in the Eucharist, and through his brother seminarians. His advice is pray, pray, pray!
Lawerence Rozario ‘13: single, working towards a 2nd bachelor’s degree, member of St. John the Baptist Parish. His piece of advice is to always keep Jesus the Lord of your life.
Kristin Scanlan ‘13: 2nd grade teacher at The Academy of St. Matthias the Apostle School, part of the liturgical committee for both the school and parish in Lanham, MD. Kristin encounters Christ when her 2nd grade students ask questions about God, knowing that He is working through them.
Christina Betta ‘13: 1st year veterinary student at Virginia Tech and plans to become a small animal vet. She is experiencing Christ now through relying on Him in her struggles.
Maura Donnelly ‘13: working as a FOCUS missionary at the University of Rhode. Despite all of the amazing events and adventures her favorite memories are the times she spent alone with Jesus in the Chapel.
Zach Hayes ‘13: engaged to Kristin, is a FOCUS missionary at the University of Illinois Chicago. His favorite CSC memory is playing volleyball on Friday afternoons.
David Kirk ‘13: single, AmeriCorps member at Habitat for Humanity in DC. His favorite memory was the winter break Habitat for Humanity service trips to South Carolina. David’s advice is to make good friends outside of the faith. Let them challenge you, but don’t forget your roots.
Emily Makhlouf ‘13: single, worked as a civil engineer and beach lifeguard, attending New York Medical College, commissioned in the Navy this past summer. She is currently trying to encounter Christ with her fellow medical students and is hoping to train as an EM to take the Eucharist to the sick at the college’s affiliated hospital.
Colin Miller ‘13: “I’m still stuck here.” studying for his PhD at UMD. His favorite memory of the CSC was WillYUM, his advice is don’t get a PhD. He encountered Christ at the CSC cordially, and is currently encountering Christ somewhat more cordially.
Fiona Redmond ‘13: single, satellite engineer, working towards a master’s degree at Johns Hopkins, member of St. Martin of Tours in Gaithersburg, MD. Her advice is to find a parish with a good young adult ministry to help keep you involved with your faith and meet new friends.
David Burkey ‘14: single, working as an accountant at KPMG, attends a young adult group at St. Jane de Chantal, Bethesda, MD, works part-time for the Catholic Apostolate Center (directed by CSC Pastoral Associate Fr. Frank Donion, S.A.C.). He said there are too many memories to choose from, but a highlight was going to drafts after noon Mass during senior year!
Josh Fatzinger ‘14: working as a FOCUS missionary at the University of Pittsburgh. His advice is to go to adoration everyday, he encountered Christ at the CSC through adoration. He is now encountering Christ through adoration. Josh loves adoration.
Cory Frontin ‘14: dating Judy Beaudoin (Catholic Terp ‘14), serving a term with AmeriCorps Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, attends Mass at St. Dominic’s Parish , attends compline and evening prayer at a neighboring Dominican Novitiate, applying for graduate studies in aerospace engineering. Cory’s advice is to have confidence to leave exclusively Catholic communities, but also be sure to find ways to be involved in Catholic ones. Healthy life includes both.
Jamie Morris ‘14: currently earning a Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Portland through a service teaching program (PACE), teaching middle school math, science and religion in Sacramento, CA. Jamie encounters Christ in his students, especially those he is preparing for Confirmation.
Meghan Quinn ‘14: Ensign, Medical Corps, United Corps, United States Navy, attending medical school at the Uniformed Services University and trying to figure out the rest of her life. Her favorite memory from the CSC are her friends she made in Bible Study.
Jay Schaefer ‘14: single, working for a civil engineering consulting firm in Baltimore, MD, serving the Knights of Columbus as a District Warden for the College Councils of MD and as a Recorder of the Baltimore Basilica Council, and working part-time as a webinar associate for the Catholic Apostolate Center. He encountered Christ at the CSC through his involvement with the Knights and through the relationships formed with the chaplains, staff, and fellow students.
Rebecca Vanover ‘14: teaching music and directing choir in Montgomery County Public Schools, assistant to the music and liturgy director at St. Francis of Assisi in Derwood, MD. Her advice is to keep in touch with people-and that takes work! Go to Theology on Tap together, meet up for Mass and brunch, make dinner, have your own BBQ in the Summer, start a Bible Study with them…the list is endless. She truly believes that her best friends from the CSC brought her closer to God, and helped her form a relationship with Him through community, friendship, and love that is lasting.
Grace Hagerty ’14: working as a single development director at St. Gabriel Church in DC and youth and young adult minister at Holy Redeemer Church in College Park. Her favorite memory of the CSC was the Holy Spirit themed retreat, Ignite, and especially the healing service that Fr. Stack held during retreat. Grace encountered Christ with the Catholic Terps at the FOCUS conference, SEEK2013. Now Grace is encountering Christ other people and the Eucharist. She says if she could offer a piece of advice it would be to find a parish and a young adult group when you graduate.