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Seminary Welcomes New Students

February 16

Saint Vincent Seminary welcomed 22 new students for the 2007-2008 school year. They are from seven dioceses and archdioceses and four abbeys. One is a lay student in the Master of Arts program.

ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA

Luis Efrain Alvarez of Atlanta, Georgia, is the son of Luis Alnedo Alverez and Carmen Maria Velazquez of Caguas, Puerto Rico. He is a 2001 graduate of Croem High School in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He also studied electrical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Cong Tan Nguyen, a native of Vietnam, is the son of Nghia Thi Tran of Norcross, Georgia and the late Xuan Tan Nguyen. He graduated from high school in 1990 in Phu Yen, Vietnam. He received a Bachelor of Arts in teaching methodology from the University of Technology in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, in 1996.

DIOCESE OF ALTOONA-JOHNSTOWN

Matthew B. Baum of Altoona, is the son of James and Donna Baum of Altoona. He is a 2000 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School, Bellwood, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy/religious studies from Saint Francis University, Loretto, in 2004.

Raphael Chinemere Onyeocha of Washington, D.C., is the son of Donatus and Beatrice Onyeocha of Washington. He is a 1990 graduate of Saint Peter Claven Seminary, Nigeria. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Claretian Institute of Philosophy in Nigeria in 1997 and the S.T.B. in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, in 2005.

DIOCESE OF COVINGTON

Albert J. Hadler, Jr. of Burlington, Kentucky, is the son of Albert Joseph Hadler, Sr. and Angela Marie Hadler of Burlington. He is a 1996 graduate of Dixie Heights High School, Edgewood, Kentucky. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in the humanities and philosophy from Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio in 2007.

John J. Michniuk of Cincinnati, Ohio, is the son of Agnes Mary Michniuk of West Chester, Ohio. He is a 1979 graduate of Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1994 and a Masters of Public Administration degree in 1996 from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in liturgy and pastoral ministry from Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California in 2005.

Thomas W. Snowden of Park Hills, Kentucky, is the son of Carl Herbert Snowden of Park Hills, and Julie Anne Aseeve of Bellevue. He graduated from Larry A. Ryle High School in Union, Kentucky. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights in 2007.

DIOCESE OF HARRISBURG

Anthony R. Dill of Harrisburg is the son of James and Virginia Dill of Etters. He is a 2003 graduate of Red Land High School, Lewisberry. He attended Messiah College, Grantham, where he studied humanities and philosophy.

Stephen P. Kelley of York is the son of Philip and Brenda Kelley of Lebanon. He is a 1991 graduate of Cedar Crest High School, Lebanon, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1996.

DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH

Michael R. Peck of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the son of Robert and Ann Peck of Warminster. He is a 1992 graduate of William Tennent High School in Warminster. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, in 1996. He also earned a Master’s degree in philosophy from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, in 2007.

DIOCESE OF WHEELING-CHARLESTON

Curtis M. Abbott of Nitro, West Virginia, is the son of Harold and Shawn Abbott of Nitro. He is a 2005 graduate of South Charleston High School, South Charleston, West Virginia. He also studied theology at Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia.

Cody C. Ford of Wheeling, West Virginia, is the son of Tony R. Ford of Grayville, Illinois, and the late Linda E. Ford. He is a 2000 graduate of Poca High School in Poca, West Virginia, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from West Virginia University in 2005. He studied philosophy at Wheeling Jesuit University.

Thomas R. Gallagher of Cross Lanes, West Virginia is the son of Suzette Gallagher of Cross Lanes, and the late Thomas Gallagher. He is a 2002 graduate of Charleston Catholic High School, Charleston. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, in 2006.Kevin L. Kayda II of Carlisle is the son of Kevin and Laura Kayda of Carlisle. He is a 2004 graduate of Carlisle High School. He studied psychology at West Virginia University from 2004-2005 and also studied philosophy and theology at Wheeling Jesuit University from 2005-2007.

Kevin Lee Kayda II of Carlisle is the son of Kevin and Laura Kayda of Carlisle. He is a 2004 graduate of Carlisle High School. He studied psychology at West Virginia University from 2004-2005 and also studied philosophy and theology at Wheeling Jesuit University from 2005-2007.

Matthew T. Milhon of Inwood, West Virginia, is the son of Michael Milhon of Winchester, Virginia and Sheila Beach of Inwood. He graduated from Millbrook High School in Winchester and studied theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Ryan L. Stichweh of Morgantown, West Virginia, is the son of Dorothy and James Stichweh of Peachtree City, Georgia. He is a 1990 graduate of Princeton Community High School in Princeton, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in 1996. He also earned a Master’s Certificate in project management from George Washington University.

DIOCESE OF STEUBENVILLE

Brian M. Crouch of Findlay, Ohio, is the son of Robert Crouch of Centennial, Colorado and Pamela Crouch of Findlay. He is a 1996 graduate of Saint Wendelin High School in Fostoria, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a Master of Arts degree from Saint Meinrad School of Theology, Saint Meinrad, Indiana. He also studied at Ohio State University.

DOWNSIDE ABBEY, ENGLAND

Brother Benet Watt, O.S.B., is the son of Lilian Martha Watt of the United Kingdom. He is a 1986 graduate of Woodchurch High School, Wirral, in the United Kingdom. He is a 1999 graduate of Birkbeck College, University of London, where he studied history.

SAINT ANDREW ABBEY

Brother Finbar A. Ramsak, O.S.B., of Saint Andrew Abbey, Cleveland, is the son of Joseph and Gerri Ann Ramsak of North Oldstead, Ohio. He is a 1996 graduate of Saint Ignatius High School, Cleveland. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 2001 from Mercyhurst College, Erie. He also studied at John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio.

SAINT BERNARD ABBEY

Brother Jacob A. Amos, O.S.B., of Cullman, Alabama, is the son of Barbara Amos of Vallejo, California, and the late Cottrell C. Amos. He is a 1976 graduate of Murphysboro Township High School, Murphysboro, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Saint Meinrad College, Saint Meinrad, Indiana in 1981. He earned a Juris Doctor degree in law from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, in 1991.

SAINT VINCENT ARCHABBEY

Brother Dominic L. Greco of Latrobe, is the son of Perri Greco of Monongahela. He graduated from Ringgold High School, Monongahela in 2002. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Saint Vincent College in 2006.

MASTER OF ARTS

Bridgette Ann Trunzo of Latrobe, is a 2003 graduate of Our Lady of Sacred Heart High School, Coraopolis. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious education, Catholic theology and business management from Saint Vincent College in 2006. She also took graduate level courses in theology, spirituality and philosophy at the Angelicum, Rome, Italy, in 2006.



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