LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Saint Vincent Seminary welcomed 17 new ordination students in its degree programs for the 2003-2004 school year and three lay students into the Master of Arts degree program. The new ordination students are from nine archdioceses and dioceses and four religious communities. Total enrollment is 90 for the fall semester, including 14 lay men and women New ordination students, depending on their previous fields of study, will take up to two years of pre-theology course work, or enter into the four-year theology program before ordination. Saint Vincent Seminary offers the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts and Bachelor in Sacred Theology degrees. The Seminary community now includes students from 14 dioceses and archdioceses, 9 Benedictine monasteries and 5 other religious communities.
ST. ANDREW ABBEY, CLEVELAND, OHIO
Br. John W. Rusin, O.S.B., is the son of Catherine V. Rusin of Lorain, Ohio, and the late Conrad T. Rusin. He graduated from Lorain Catholic High School in 1974 and earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame in 1978. He earned a master of environmental science degree from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1980.
ST. ANDREW ABBEY, VALYERMO, CALIFORNIA
Br. Lazarus Tumath, O.S.B., is the son of the late John E. and Helen M. Tumath. He is a graduate of Ygnacio Valley High School, Concord, California. He has studied accounting at Diablo Valley Junior College, Pleasant Hill, Calif. and Golden Gate University, San Francisco; and culinary arts at Long Beach City College, Long Beach, Calif. He has also studied at St. Patrick’s College, Mt. View, Calif.
ST. BERNARD ABBEY, CULLMAN, ALABAMA
Br. Patrick Egan, O.S.B., is the son of Mary I. Egan of Chattanooga, Tennessee and the late Edward P. Egan, Jr. He is a 1967 graduate of Coffee High School, Florence, Alabama. He earned a bachelor of science degree in history and political science from the University of North Alabama, Florence, and a master of science degree in counselor education in 1981 from Long Island University.
SAINT VINCENT ARCHABBEY
Brother Michael J. Gabler, O.S.B., is the son of Michael F. and Margaret A. Gabler of St. Marys. He attended St. Marys parochial school and is a 1985 graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in M.I.S. from Penn State University in 1989. He has two sisters, Lori A. Lingenfelter of Ridgway, Melanie A. Meyer of St. Marys, and a brother, Sean, of St. Marys. He entered the Saint Vincent monastic community in 2002 and made first profession of vows on July 10, 2003.Br. Fernando P. Lanas, O.S.B., is the son of Fernando and Guadalupe Lanas of Quito, Ecuador. He attended Colegio Frances elementary school in Quito and is a 1989 graduate of Colegio Benalcazar in Quito. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in finance and management from Universidad San Francisco de Quito in 1997. His sisters are Elisa and Vanessa Lanas of Quito.
ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA
Justin D. Howell is the son of Gary W. and Phyllis G. Howell of Summerville, Georgia. He is a 1993 graduate of Chattooga High School, Summerville. He attended Floyd College in Rome, Georgia, studying secondary education, and received the associate of arts and bachelor of arts degrees from Franciscan University of Steubenville, majoring in philosophy.
DIOCESE OF COVINGTON
Joshua L. Lange is the son of Richard L. and Donna M. Lange of Alexandria, Kentucky. He is a 1999 graduate of Bishop Brossart High School, Alexandria. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Kentucky, in 2003.Martin J. Pitstick is the son of Paul M. and Mary F. Pitstick of Fairborn, Ohio. He is a 1977 graduate of Carroll High School, Dayton, Ohio. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville in French and theology in 1981, and also studied at the University of Dayton.
DIOCESE OF ERIE
William R. Barron is the son of Patrick and Michelle Barron of Erie. He is a 1999 graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School, Erie. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Gannon University in 2003.
DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH
William E. Dorner is the son of Adrianne Frollini of Pittsburgh. He is a 1991 graduate of Shaler Area High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and a master of arts degree in secondary social studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. He received a master of arts degree in philosophy from Duquesne University in 2003. Barry P. O’Leary of Pittsburgh graduated from St. Anselm High School, Swissvale, in 1967. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English literature from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978 and a master of science degree in education from Duquesne University in 1985. He earned a master of education degree from Carlow Collge in 1993, majoring in educational leadership.
DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH
Luis A. Fonseca is the son of Hector and Ana Fonseca of Bogota, Colombia. He is a 1994 graduate of Salesian School, Duitauia, Boyaca, Colombia. He earned degrees in the philosophy of education from St. Thomas Aquinas University, Bogota, in 1999, and from La Salle University in 2000.Timothy P. Tarkenton is the son of Thomas R. and Gennie B. Tarkenton. He is a 1996 graduate of Oscar Smith High School, Chesapeake, Va. He studied education and history at Tidewater Community College, Chesapeake, Va., from 1996 to 1998. He also studied liberal arts at Macon State University, Georgia.
DIOCESE OF STEUBENVILLE
Matthew K. McTeague is the son of Michael and Patricia McTeague of St. Clairsville, Ohio. He is a 1997 graduate of St. Clairsville High School. He earned a bachelor of music degree from Ohio University, Athens, in 2001 and has done graduate studies in music history at Ohio University. Seth T. Wymer is the son of Thomas P. Wymer of Wheeling, W.V., and Linda J. Wymer of Tiltonsville, Ohio. He is a 1999 graduate of St. Johns Catholic Central, Bellaire, Ohio. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio, in 2003.
DIOCESE OF WHEELING-CHARLESTON
Stephen P. McGinnis is the son of Dr. Lloyd P. and Mrs. Shirley A. McGinnis of Rockport, Indiana. He is a 1988 graduate of Papillion-La Vista High School, Papillion, Nebraska. He earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1992 from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and a master of science degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from West Virginia University.
DIOCESE OF YOUNGSTOWN
Matthew J. Albright is the son of George J. and Margaret E. Albright of Alliance, Ohio. He is a 1999 graduate of Marlington High School, Alliance. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, in 2003.