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TheMarquette - Marquette Catholic High School
The Marquette
A publication for graduates, parents, and friends of Marquette Catholic High School
Catholic Schools Week: Jan. 26th- Jan. 31st, 2014
Appreciation Day and
the Catholic Schools
Week Scholar Bowl
Nestled between two weeks of snow
days and disrupted schedules,
Catholic Schools Week went off
without a hitch this year. It was
a great week to celebrate what
makes Catholic Schools special and
Paula Mattix- Wand, Marquette
Campus Minister, planned a fun and
spiritual week for the students and
faculty of Marquette.
The week started off Sunday with
an all student trivia contest in the
Marquette gym. Student Council
moderator Beth DeCourcey planned
the event. Students formed teams
and brought snacks to share bribe
the judges. All the teams did great
but it was no surprise when the
Scholar Bowl team ended up the big
Tuesday was very
special this year
because we were
fortunate enough
to have Bishop
Paprocki visit
Marquette and
celebrate Mass with our student
body. We invited the 7th and 8th
graders from St. Ambrose,
St. Mary’s and Sts. Peter
and Paul and filled the gym.
The Knights of Columbus
were in attendance and Fr.
Bill Kessler, the Chaplain at
Marquette, concelebrated. The
Marquette Chorus performed
beautifully throughout the
Mass and helped make the
experience even more special. The
parent-led Explorer Club provided
Monday started our 40 Hour
Devotion, was Teacher/Staff
breakfast for the faculty and staff on
Tuesday as well. It was wonderful
and very much appreciated.
Wednesday was Pancake Breakfast
Day and Chef Paula Mattix-Wand
and her helpers went through 22
pounds of pancake mix as they fed
the student body before school.
Wednesday was Catholic Grade
School Shirt Day so students wore
their t-shirts and sweatshirts from
their various grade schools.
Also on Wednesday, a group of
cheerleaders visited St. Ambrose
to help teach the students various
dances. Mark Ellebracht, Marquette
Class of 1989, School Board
Member and father of St. Ambrose
students, played the role of DJ at
the St. Ambrose Dance and the
students had a great time.
Thursday, Fr. Bill and Freshman
Michael Dizon (from St. Francis/
Holy Ghost in Jerseyville) were (Cont. Pg. 2)
219 East Fourth Street
Alton, Illinois 62002
(618) 463-0585
On Explorers....
A note from Mike Slaughter, Principal
Dear Alumni/ae, Friends and
Supporters of Marquette:
In the last Marquette Graduate I went on
and on about the “new” Marquette was
made possible through a capital campaign
which raised just short of $3 million. In the
year since we opened the “Commons”
many of you have come into the building
and have seen firsthand the remarkable
transformation. Not one single person has
said it was money “wasted.”
interviewed by Mark Ellebracht on WBGZ
Radio. They did a great job representing
Marquette and talked about what Catholic
Education meant to them.
Later that day, the entire student body and
faculty went to the East Alton Ice Arena and
skated together. It was a great day of fun
and fellowship.
I hope more of you get a chance in the future to come in and see
all the changes. I know we are encouraging class reunions to be
held in the commons. Many classes have already done so and I
am looking forward to my own 40th reunion this summer when the
class of 1974 gathers in the commons.
As I speak with and about alumni, it is also fun to reminisce about
some of our teachers. I get a kick out of listening to stories from
alumni about “this” teacher and “that” teacher. Speaking of which,
I am sure by now many of you have heard that the Ursuline order
is selling the convent on Danforth Street. The Ursulines put a lot
of blood, sweat, and tears (those tears may have been from your
classmates) into Marquette since 1927. For them to no longer
have a presence in Alton will be sad. As I write this I can think of
many “nuns” who impacted my life in different ways. For some
reason, most of the nuns I had loved me…God bless ‘em. So,
next time you have a class reunion (probably those classes prior
to the ‘90’s) see if the conversation doesn’t eventually get around
to Mother “so and so” or Sister “so and so.” And watch to see if
you don’t find yourself smiling or even laughing. It is through these
reminisces that we will always keep the spirit of the Ursuline’s
alive in the halls of Marquette.
In closing, as I sit here and reminisce, I want to put this out there.
In one of the new display cases in the Commons, I am trying to
collect artifacts from past decades. For example there are class
rings (the oldest being from the class of 1930); old diplomas; old
Marquette Reviews; an old inkwell, etc. What I am asking is that
if you have something of significance which is a part of Marquette
history and it is just sitting in a drawer at home, do you want to
give or loan it to Marquette to put on display in the Commons?
I’d love to eventually have a class ring from every class. So think
about it. And meanwhile, think about us.
On Explorers,
Michael E. Slaughter ‘74
Friday was a
very special
and emotional
day at
Marquette. 26
students and
Debbie Marshall (Class of ’71) and adults had
her kids, John and Sarah.
their heads
shaved for the St. Baldrick’s event to raise
money for childhood cancer research. Over
$10,000 was raised this year at Marquette.
Faculty member, Beth DeCourcey
coordinated this event
and these pictures tell
the story.
Thanks to everyone
involved in the
Catholic Schools
Week events at
Stacy DeGrand Phelps (Class of
‘81) and her son, Jim.
Welcome New Members of the Marquette Team!
Rusty Gilson (Maintenance Engineer), Mrs. Remis-Gill (Spanish), Mrs. Gayle York (Math), Mrs.
Hemken (English), Mrs. Lloyd (English), Ms. Anderson (English and Spanish), Sr. Michael (Theology),
Dr. Woodiel (Music and Performance), Jodie Zipprich (Junior/Senior Academic Advisor) (not pictured)
Here they are...The Class of 2017! Freshmen Class 2013-2014!
Welcome to the Family!
Class Notes
Robert Morrissey was recently
elected President of the Mercantile
Library Art Museum Advisory Board
in St. Louis. Robert is the sole
proprietor of Clark Graves Antiques
in Clayton, MO. He studied Art
History at St. Louis University and
started his career with Clark Graves
in the summer of 1982. You can
read more about Clark Graves at
Jim Klockenkemper and his wife
Christl announce the birth of a son,
James Edward, Jr. born August
19, 2013. Elder children are Olivia
18, Conner 16, Maria 15, Lucy
11, Hunter 10 and Monica 5. The
Klockenkempers live in Godfrey.
Maura Fitzgerald Sedlack has
recently been appointed to the role
of Risk Leader for Food, Beverage
and Agribusiness (FB&A) for GE
Capital. Maura has been with
GE Capital since 1995 in various
roles. She began her career with
Mercantile Bank of St. Louis,
currently U.S. Bank. Maura holds
a bachelor degree from St. Mary’s
College and an MBA from St. Louis
University. Maura and her husband
John have a son, John Emmett, and
live in the Chicago area.
businesses. The company, called
“Route 3 Films”, works to inspire,
educate and motivate business
owners and help them tell their
story to their customers or potential
customers. Ryan named the
company” Route 3 “because he
has spent so much time on Route 3
driving back and forth from St. Louis
to Alton through the last few years.
For more information on Route
3 Films, please contact Ryan at
[email protected]
Erin Long was featured in an article
in The Telegraph about her life as
a veterinarian in the US Army. “The
article emphasized Long’s patriotism
and the importance of family support
during her deployments to Iraq and
Afghanistan.” Erin graduated from
the University of Illinois Veterinary
School first in her class in 2008.
Today, Erin works at North Carolina
State University Veterinary Teaching
Hospital in the emergency and
critical care field.
Scott Monahan
and his wife
Maggie Stutz
welcomed their
first baby boy,
William Robert
Monahan on September 27th, 2013.
He weighed 5 lbs, 15 oz. and was
17 inches long.
Maggie Alford O’Neill and her
husband Chris announce the birth
of a daughter, Katherine Elizabeth
on June 25, 2013. The O’Neills have
another daughter Leah, age four.
Matthew Klasner and his wife
Carolyn announce the birth of a
daughter Audrina Marie, born on
Aug. 17, 2013. The Klasners reside
in Godfrey.
Robert Parker is a
pediatric oncology/
hematology nurse
coordinator at Cardinal Glennon
Hospital. Robert was featured in St.
Louis Magazine as one of the top
nurses in St. Louis.
Jen Baker is selling Avon
Products. You can reach her at
[email protected]
Jenny Bievenue married Jason
Baze in November, 2013. Jenny
graduated from SIU-Carbondale and
is employed at Fastenal Co. in Alton.
Ryan Hanlon has formed a new
company that makes promotional
videos and offers marketing
advice and strategies for various
Danielle Fischer Kane and Danny
Kane, Class of 1994, announce the
birth of twin girls, Cameron Nicole, 7
lbs, 19.5” and Evangeline Marie 7.1
lbs, 21” born in Oct. 2013. Cameron
is on the right. Big sis Harlow just
turned two. The Kane family resides
in Jacksonville, FL.
Sarah Anne Peipert and Justin
Michael Siemer were married
on May 18, 2013 in Maryville, IL.
Sarah graduated from Illinois State
University and received a Doctorate
of Physical Therapy at Rosalind
Franklin University in Chicago. She
is working as a Physical Therapist
in St. Paul,MN. Justin is a 2003
graduate of Illinois State University.
He is an Account Executive for
the Upper Midwest at Government
Employees’ Health Association.
Dr. Kyle Buesteton, Chiropractic
Physician, is excited to announce
that he is joining Dr. Andrew W.
Dykeman in practice at Rosewood
Chiropractic Clinic.
Dr. Buesteton is a member of the
Titleist Performance Institute (TPI)
and is a Certified Golf Fitness
Instructor. He focuses on athletic
injuries as well as traditional
chiropractic care.
therapy. She is now working as an
occupational therapist, certified in
lymphedema therapy, at Missouri
Baptist Hosptial in St Louis.
Rosewood Chiropractic Clinic is
located at 33 East Airline Dr., East
Alton, IL 62024, and can be found
online at rosewoodchiropractic.
com. The doctors at Rosewood
Chiropractic Clinic strive to deliver
compassionate, high quality
chiropractic care while empowering
our patients with the knowledge
to help them make correct health
Kelsie Carrow is engaged to marry
Daniel Watson April 26, 2014 at
Saint Francis Xavier College Church
in St. Louis. Kelsie is an oncology
nurse at Northwestern Memorial
Hospital in Chicago and is currently
working on her Doctorate in Nursing
at Rush Medical. Her fiancé will
graduate from Loyola University
medical school in May and continue
with a residency in ophthalmology.
Erin McNamara married Andrew
Stafford on September 21, 2013 in
Grafton. The couple will be living in
Peter Vaughn married Erin Heinold
on Sept. 22, 2012 in Morton, IL.
Peter graduated from Illinois
College and received his MBA from
University of IL at Springfield. He
is employed as a long Term Care
Program Specialist. The couple
resides in Springfield, IL.
Matt Carmody is engaged to
marry Haley Johnson on April 26,
2014. Matt graduated from SIU
Edwardsville with a Bachelors
of Science in Education. He is
employed as a teacher at Trimpe
Middle School in Bethalto.
Bridget Hopkins married Steven
Edward Bernstetter on Sept.
28, 2013 at St. Mary’s in Alton.
Bridget graduated from Fontbonne
University in 2008 and is employed
at Brown Smith Wallace LLC, in St.
Louis as a Sr. Talent Acquisition
Bridget Murphy married Chris
Lippmann on Nov 2, 2013 at St.
Louis University. She graduated
from University of Illinois in
2007 with bachelor of science in
kinesiology. Graduated from SLU in
2009 with master’s in occupational
Mandy Lewis married Josh Cook
on Sept. 21st, 2013 at St. Mary’s in
Alton. Mandy graduated from The
University of Notre Dame in 2010
with a Bachelor of Arts and received
her Masters in Social Work from
Washington University in 2012. She
is working as an advocate at “Redevelopments and Opportunities for
Women “ in St. Louis. Josh graduated from Notre Dame in 2010 with
Bachelor Arts degree and received
his MBA from Washington University in 2013. Josh works at Bunge
North America in St. Louis. The
Cooks reside in Alton.
Laura Ridolfi was named head
coach for the Alton High School
girl’s soccer team. Laura graduated
from Eastern Illinois University and
teaches P.E. at Alton High.
Jared and Mary (Militello)
Kronable announce the birth of
Emily Grace on Aug. 19, 2013. The
Kronables live in Bethalto, IL.
Julia Kuebrich married Reece
Wall on Oct. 19, 2013 at St. Mary’s
in Alton. Julia graduated from
Missouri University of Science and
Technology in 2013 with a degree
in environmental Engineering. She
is employed at the Office of Coastal
Protection and Restoration in
Zach Keenan has wrapped up
his college career at Benedictine
College, Atchison, Kansas. Zach
was a four year starting kicker who
this past season was named to
the Beyond Sports Network AllAmerican Team and the HAAC
(Heart of America Conference) All
Conference Team. Also, this season
Zach was named by the NAIA as
Special Teams Player of the Week
and the HAAC Special Teams
Player of the Week for the week of
September 2, 2013. Zach scored 12
points that game against Briar Cliff
(Iowa) with field goals of 41, 43 & 44
yards. Zach’s career long field goal
at Benedictine was 52 yards.
At Benedictine, Zach set two new
school records for Special Teams.
All-time scoring Kicker (293 points),
and most points in a single season
(57 points). Zach will graduate in
May with a degree in Marketing and
Danny Selby signed as a goal
tender with the Ogden Mustangs
in Ogden, Utah, a member of
the Western States Hockey
League (WSHL). After a short but
successful stay in Utah, Danny
signed with the WSHL Idaho Junior
Steelheads in McCall, Idaho, where
he had a very successful season.
The Jr. Steelheads finished the
season ranked #1 in the WSHL
(44-1-1 record), and went on to
win the 2013 WSHL Thorne Cup
Championship in Idaho, and 2013
UHU National Championship in Las
Vegas. Danny has committed as
goal tender for SIUE for the 201314 season.
Class Reunions
At Marquette we value and appreciate our alumni.
We are always excited to see our alumni organizing
and attending class reunions. To make organizing
your reunion easier we have a new system we ask
all reunion organizers to use. This new system is
simple to use and will streamline your organizing
process while helping Marquette maintain our alumni
database. Simply send us an email to [email protected] and include the following
1. Date, time and location of each reunion event (for
example you are planning a mixer on one night but
a dinner the next night. We need the information for
both events.
2. The full name (including maiden name) for the
class organizers including email address, phone
number and mailing address.
3. Price of tickets, if any.
4. Other information you feel important.
Once we have this information we will tailor the
organizing system to your reunion and notify you
when it is ready. Please send us the information
requested as soon as it is known.
CLASS OF 1959 reunion will take place in the
new Commons at Marquette on Saturday, Aug. 30,
2014. Please contact Bonnie Cleary at 466-5195 or
[email protected]
CLASS OF 1963 had a great reunion last summer.
This picture shows the group after Mass with Msgr.
Steffon at Sts. Peter and Paul Church.
CLASS OF 1974 is celebrating their 40th reunion
August 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the new Marquette
Commons. Contact John Pohlman at [email protected], at 510-490-3555 or Mike Slaughter at
[email protected] The committee
would like to update the class email addresses. Please
send updated emails to Mike and John. Thanks.
You can also email us at [email protected]
org and we will email you the class list we have on
file with names, email, phone number and mailing
address for your classmates.
CLASS OF 1979 is planning a reunion for Aug. 30-
Finally to schedule use of Marquette Commons or
Gym, please contact Assistant Principal Robert Baird
at [email protected] or 618-463-0580.
Best wishes for a successful reunion. On Explorers!”
CLASS OF 1984 is planning a reunion for this
31. Please contact Matt Hoefert at [email protected] The class also has a Facebook page
“Marquette Catholic High School Class of ‘79” for more
year. More details to come. Tom Spain is the contact
[email protected]
CLASS OF 1999 is planning a reunion for this
year. Jamie Peipert Freleng at [email protected]
and Scott Manns at [email protected] are the
CLASS OF 2004 Caiti Carrow and Michael
Repking are planning a reunion for this year. You can
contact Caiti at 618-670-8876.
CLASS OF 2009 reunion plans are being made,
CLASS OF 1953 enjoyed celebrating their 60th
reunion in Sept. 2013 at Mac’s Time Out. The group
toured the school and attended Mass together before
heading to Mac’s. “A great time was had by all”
please contact Catherine Heitz at [email protected]
with your updated email address and phone number.
Email us at [email protected]
for the list we have on file for your class.
Marquette Catholic High School Foundation Capital Campaign
Thank you to the generous donors who have given to Marquette.
Please come and see the new addition and what your donations have provided for our students.
$500,000 and Over
Diocese of Springfield, Illinois
Pere Marquette
MCHS Explorer Club
Bob & Mary Dixon
St. Angela Merici
Steve & Sandy Ditman
Mother Mildred Dooling
Ameren Corporation Charitable Trust
David & Amy Bamper
Shelly A. Clark
Dean & Rita Heneghan
Michael & Candice Mihalich
Edward, Evelyn, Daniel & Jennifer
Mueth Family
Paul K., Donna & Andrew Myer
Donald & Marilyn Norton
In Memory of Coach Stephan –
The Families of James, Thomas, Kathleen & John Stephan
Marshall & Ann Tudor
Dwight & Cheryl Werts
Phillips 66/WRB Refining LP
David & Teresa Bartosiak
Dr. & Mrs. Edward B. Blair, Jr.
Carrollton Bank
Dan Heneghan Family
Terry & Nancy Dooling
Emerson Charitable Trust
Rocky & Gina Evans
Laura A. Farkas
Dr. Thomas Hanson
Matt & Laura Horn
Steve & Mary Ann Kennedy
Kessler Family
Mark & Mary Jo Kratschmer
Liberty Bank
J. Thomas & Robin Long
Carol J. Manns
Morrissey Construction Company
Dale & Carol Neudecker
Charles & Wayne Anne Newton
Michael Moehn & Lisa Nielsen
Regions Morgan Keegan Trust Co.
Sam & Sharon Roberts
Michael J. Stephan
Peter & Ellen Tassinari
The Bank of Edwardsville
Ursuline Sisters
Joan M. Albers
Steven L. & Nancy Gearing Blair, Sr.
Dr. Robert L. Brakeville
Kevin & Susan (Pierantoni) Breheny
Frank & Marilyn Carroll
Dr. & Mrs. Martin T. Carrow
Marty & Linda Carrow
Drs. Dale & Linda Chapman
Mike & Bonnie Cleary
Cornerstone Bank & Trust, N. A.
Jennifer & Brian Diskin
Craig & Katie Dixon
Marcella Eggemann
Elias Kallal & Schaff Funeral Homes
-Staten Fine Funeral Home
Mr. & Mrs. Chris C. Fischer
Kathy & Tom Fleming
Rick & Missy Gibson
Mark Hackworth
P.J. & Jennifer Halliday
John & Dawn Hentrich
Craig Hentrich
James & Kathleen Hohnstedt
Rob & Beth Holtz
Patrick & Dorothy Kane
James M. Long
MCHS Class of 1964
Millers First Insurance Companies
John W. Mooney Estate
Dr. & Mrs. Charles R. Schranck, Jr.
Steve & Diana Tassinari
Robert J. Walters
Emert & Raye Wyss
1st Mid America Credit Union
Auto Nation Corporate Match
Ralph & Virginia Baahlmann
Barbara Hasse Memorial
William & Mary Ann Barnard
Mary L. Barr
Joe & Nancy Barrett
Steve & Susan Moehn Bednarz
Begnel & Leritz Families
Dan & Terri Beiser
Mary L. (Donnelly) Black
John & Mary-Glynn Boies
C. William & Mary Ann Bray
Dr. & Mrs. James F. Brown
Michael & Maria Brown
Ray & Sherry Bucher
Edward Busker
John & Mary Cain
Marty & Sheri Carrow II
Chris Walters Memorial Fund
Patrick & Leanne Cleary
Patricia A. Cleary
William & Doris (Peters) Cress
Harold & Mary June Crowson
Edward & Joan Diestelkamp
Joe & Joany Dondanville
Tim & Janet (Maloney) Donnelly
Terry & Carolyn Dooley
John & Ann Dooling
Frank M. Doyle D.D.S.
John Dunker
David & Mary Eckhouse
Amy & Don Elik
Mary E. (Barr) Elliott
Mary Alice (Crivello) Evans
David & Caroline Fischer
R. Emmett & Joan Fitzgerald
Daniel M. & Stephanie A. Fitzgerald
Fravel, Luken, Schubert Families
Molly (Lahlein) Garg
Cindy Gelsthorpe
Gene F. Kratschmer Memorial
John & Barbara Gibbons
David V. Goacher
Eulalia Green
William J. Gross
Virginia (Millitello) Grove
Jim & Vicki Grover
Steve & Pam Hampton
Patricia Harmon
Bill & Robin Scott Hartman
Hayden Wrecking Corp.
Daniel & Lisa Hayes
Bill & Ellen Heintz & Family
Jack & Beth Helmkamp
Steve & Susan Henderson
R.W. & D.M. Herzing
Matt & Sarah Beth Hoefert
John Stanton Holland
Roger T. Horrell
Doug & Margot Huber
Charles & Felicia Huebener
Tamara Husman
Jeana Hutchinson
James G. Staat Tuckpointing
Louise Randall Jehle
Jim Joehl
Teresa Johnes
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Juravich
Mike & Joyce Kane
Tom & Janet Kane
Mike & Kelly Little Keenan
Bill & Marti Keller
John & Cathy Keller
Matthew W. Kelly
Dan & Beth Kenney
Robert & Dolores Kilgo
Patricia A. Kimbro
John & Family Klaus
Knights of Columbus Alton Council 460
Norman & Vicki Kolb
Richard & Joanne Kuebrich
Bill & Nanette Krueger
Robin Hartman, Treas.
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
David & Laura Lauschke
Martha & Stephen Leese
Robert & Sandra Leeson
Gerry LeClaire
Lefferson & Associates, Inc.
Robert Luken
Richard & Sonja Maguire
Bruce & Paula Malone
Arlene K. Marberry
Janice M. Martin
Marty Johnes Family
David & Cynthia McClintock & Family
Christine & Joseph McFarlane
Peter & Pam (Harris) McFarlane
Michael & Barbara McGrew
Ellen Dooling McGurk
MCHS Class of 1965
Pat & Meg Miller
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Nick & Sandy Moehn
Tom & Barbara Moehn
Larry & Louise Moehn
Elaine B. (Alsberg) Montgomery
Dr. Thomas Morrissey
Edmund & Therese Morrissey
Tom & Patty Morrissey
William & Verla Moyer
Stacy Niesciur
Terry & Rita Ortman
Elizabeth A. Parker, Esq.
John & Theresa Patterson
Judith Peck
Peek Family
Guy & Judy Peipert
William & Carol Piper
Thomas Pohlman
Jim & Sharon Radford
Edith & Dave Rathgeb
Maribeth & John Reed
Robert & Alice Reinecke
John & Janet Hamer Renick
Terri & Jim Rogan
John, Katherine & John Jr. Rogers
Rick & Lynne Rose
Aloyes & Erin Ruesing, Jr.
James & Dorothy Russell
Maureen Ryan
Steve & Jane Saale
Al & Nancy Sanders
Scheidel Foundation
R. William & Vicki L. Schrimpf
Martha & Dan Schroeder
Therese F. Schulz
Schwartzkopf Printing
Jim & Sue Schwegel
Valarie, Robin & Martha Scott
John & Maura (Fitzgerald) Sedlack
Cas & Ann Sheppard
Michael & Cynthia Slaughter
Anne & David Slayden
Dave & Barb Snyders
John W. & Elaine Snyders & Family
Tom & Erin (Hanlon) Spain
Robert & Caroline Speidel
Edward Springman
Stephen U. Springman
Patricia J. Steck Beasley
Samuel M. Stemm
David & Terry (Roth) Stephan
James & Rosemary Stephan
Robert & Beth (Boyer) Stephan
Patrick & Michelle Stephan
Thomas & Susan Stephan
Thomas & Kathleen (Stephan) Paul
David & Sarah (Stephan) Dahm
Mrs. Paul (Ruby) Stobbs
Carole & Wayne Thomas
Thomas Horn Memorial
Harold & Judy Thomeczek
John & JoAnn Ulrich
Robert L. & Janice V. Van Buren
James & Rita Voss
Visa Corporate Match
Walter W. (Bill) Huber Memorial
Fran Walters
John Wardein
Peggy Wardein
Cathy & Family Webb
Wegman Electric Company
Bernard Weule
Gilbert & Teresa (Beiermann) Weyhaupt
Jim & Linda Wickenhauser
Father Jerry Wickenhauser, M. M.
Don & Nancy Williams
Judith R. Williams
Marlene Windmiller
Andrew & Melissa Woulfe
William & Anne Yeck
Blue & Grey
up to $999
Bill & Karen Haas
Thomas Pohlman
Pat & Mary Ellen Richards
Linda Haar
Jean Hauck
Bob & Connie Schneider
Marcella Eggemann
Don Hinrichs Memorial
John Albers
David & Marva Bachman
Mary L. Family By James P. Barr
Patrick (Driver Ed In A Box) Barrett
Richard & Sally Bievenue
Donald & Melissa Bohannon
Matt & Chris Brown
Raymond & Sherry Bucher
Martin & Sheryl Carrow
Mary Lou Jehle Copley
Robert & Julia Crivello
Donald & Margaret Curlovic
Rick Faccin
Dr. Paul & Mary Ellen Fischer
Daniel Fitzgerald
Leslie L. Flautt
Traci Hahn
James & Roxanne Handley
James & Dorothy Hanlon
Ruth Ann Hellrung Family
Joseph & Jeanne Hoefert
Matthew & Sarah Beth Hoefert
Ed & Trina Hurley
Michael & Katherine Jennings
John & Joan Kane
Christopher J. Kratschmer
Edward M. (Ted) Kratschmer
Dorothy Krome
William & Nanette Krueger
Joseph & Kathryn Kuhnline
Joseph & Nancy Long
Susan McCormick
Ed & Patti Morrissey
Morrissey Construction
Ray & Sue Perica
Julie & Phil Castelli Peyton
Patricia A. Saale
Albert & Ruth Ann Schlitt
Donna & James Schwartzkopf
Boeing Corp Match
Larry & Shirley Spain
Marion S. Velloff
Ron Winkler
St. Mary & St. Mark Parish
Deborah Hood
Greg & Jessica Roth
David & Julie Hayes
Samuel & Sharon Roberts
Robert L. Deem
Rudolf & Virginia Dirscherl
Dana & David Drysdale
David & Marilyn Fitzgerald
Jim & Vicki Grover
Perry & Anna Heavner
Annie & Bill Hoagland
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Joehl
Beth Wegener MCHS Class of 1980
John & Margaret Schwegel
Robert & Caroline Speidel
Jacquelyn Wilson
Ken Zuellig
Anthony & Judith Achkio
Susan (Hagan) Cook
John Farrell
Phillip & Susan Hamilton
James & Jennifer Hilgard
Daniel & Beth McConnell
Robert & Carolyn McCluskey
Jennifer McConn
Dick & Debbie Miller
Suzanne & William O’Brien
Michael & Carol Redd
Edwin & Jane Sasek
Minerva Jun Zerwas Stalker
Sue & Jeff Weber
Anthony & Mary Jo Jacobs
Matthew & Teri Baahlmann
Cash (Donor Unknown)
Norma (Croxton) Fischer
Mary J./ Martha Scott Hartman/Maloy
Robert Johnson
James & Sandra Jun
James & Mary Jo Keenan
Erma Maloney
Neal & Sylvia Manns
Joshua McKey
Stephen & Donna Mikoff
Joseph & Cecilia Monks
Richard Neumann
Gary & Laura Pratt
The Law Office of Amy Sholar
Jean L. Springman
Jim Stone
Michael Tueth
Michael & Terrah Velloff
Thomas & Carole Velloff
Tim & Barb Cleary
Paul Herzmark
Alvin Roderfeld
Patricia A. Meyer
Doug & Betty Mueller
Jeanne & Earl Bailey
Kenneth & Sandra Balsters
Leonard Berg
Vicki & Joe Boyle
Ralph A. Brunstein
Catherine Carrow
Raymond & Catherine Chapman
Mary & Richard Coffman
David & Elizabeth Cordes
Stephen & Mary Lou Cousley
Charles & Marlene Crivello
Jean M. Dixon
Rosemary Dodgen
Fran (Pierantoni) & Richard Drury
David & Stephanie Drysdale
Luke & Katy Eggering
Linda & Jim Eisenreich
Thomas & Kathleen Erwin
Betty R. Farley
Robert Flavin
Hannah Hamilton
Kimberly Hand
Roland & Janet (Baxter) Hansen
Rex & Janice Harnetiaux
Charles & Maryella Heitz
Marion & Frances Henderson
Robert & Karen (Yungck) Hertz
Boeing Corporate Match
Robert & Susan Hilker Jr.
Boeing Match
John & Judel Hoffman
Emily Huebener
Leann (Schmidt) Johns
Larry & Carolyn Korte
Patricia L. Kruegel
Jeff & Shannon Lauritzen
Oracle Corporate Match
Regions Bank Corporate Match
Sandra Lombardo
Rosemary Manns
Clara Metzler
Joseph & Lucia Molloy
Elaine B. (Alsberg) Montgomery
Morrissey Memorial
Janice C. (Jun) Mueller
Frank Nash
Lorraine Nielsen
John & Marcia Quakenbush
Bernice Roberts
Guillermo & Ramona Rodriguez
David & Carole Roller
David & Mabel Roth
Carol (Stephan) Schoenbaum
Neil & Emily Schulz
Thomas W. & Mary J. Schwegel
James & Elizabeth Seibold
Charles & Joan Sheppard
Jim Siemer
William & Rebecca Smythe
Marjorie Springman
Stutz Excavating, Inc.
David & Carla Totten
Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.
Terence & Margaret Tracy
Jack & Charla Tueth
George & Marilyn Ulrich
James & Rita Velloff
Richard Vest
Frank Vonnahmen
Robert J. Walters
Carol Watsker
Robert R.& Lois L. Wendle
Dorothy V. Joehl Wickenhauser
Shirley Wiedman
Mary Witherow
Michael Mary Margaret Wock
Janet Zerr
Barbara Zipprich
BP Corporate Match
Mrs. Barbara Molloy
Beth DeCourcey
Alton Multispecialists
Robert & Kathleen Angus
Barbara & Kelly Bohn
Larry & Mary Booher
Mr. & Mrs. William Bryant
Frank & Barbara Budny
Jamie Burke
Thomas & Susan Chappell
Dale & Jewel Eisenreich
John & Margaret Erthal
Marjorie & Larry Ferguson
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Fischer
Ann Gregory
David & Karen Groppel
Ruth Guntren
Mary Ann Hill
Jim & Nancy Hoefert
Kathryn Meehan Holm
Donald Joehl
Teresa Johnes
Donald L. & Rita J. Jun
Edward & Eugenia Keller
Edward & Joan Kerkemeyer
Angela Knickmeyer
Martha Kulp
Charles & Teena Lawless
Thomas & Maribeth Leigh
Livingstone, Mueller, O’Brien
& Davlin, P.C.
Mary A. & Patrick Magee
Susan & James Martin
Paula Mattix-Wand
Dorothy Metzger
Mary L. Miller
Angela (Alben) Mook
Steven & Eve Remiszewski
Kathleen & Vince Ruppert
Jeanne (Joehl) & Tom Rynders
Laura (Cleary) Scherff
Maurice & Dorothy Schulz
William E. Schulz
Darren & Janet Smith
Calvin & Caroline Stine
Nicholas & Mary Jane Stipanovich
John & Joann Ulrich
Dennis & Karen Wilson
Ellen Wingert
Jim & Sue Winkler
Mr. & Mrs. David Zaidan
Geraldine Hoefert Mitchell
Michelle Sands
Sr. Thomas More Daly
Roland & Jacqueline Baird
James Curlovic
Guy & Sue Helmers
Robert & Judith Pease
John & Kathleen Thorman
Steven Gebben
Larry & Barbara Bellm
Betsy & Jeff Borchers
Robert & Gloria Boston
Lawrence & Rosemarie Brueggeman
Phillip & Edna Cappello
Dr. James & Carolyn Carrow
Jeff Coles
Harold & Mary June Crowson
Michael & Jacqueline Devault
Edward & Joan Diestelkamp
H Gerena Dunham
Ned & Marjorie Duvivier
Eggemann Memorial
Mary Fleming
Matt Gibbons
Neil & Nancy Godar
James & Mary Goodwin
Leona Greer
William & Rhonda Halliday
Jess S. & Melissa M. Houk
Thomas & Maralee Juravich
Daniel & Beth Kenney
Debbie & Mark Kruse
Marilyn Lamaster
Raymond & Helen Manns
Eric & Victoria Meyer
Fred & Ann Michels
Margaret Middlecoff
Judy Mitchell
Stephen & Laura Morrissey
Willa Morrissey
Edward & Kathy Mueller
Jerome & Sue Mueller
Mary or Robert Nickell
Russell Memorial
Matthew & Angela Ryan
Gerald & Bonnidel Schmidt
Patrick & Jennifer Schwarte
Jerome Springman
Phillip & Janet Stack
John & Veronica Terlisner
Richard & Carolyn Watsek
Eric & Marci Wendle
June Yungck
Ralph & Joyce Zerr
Oliver & Nancy Buettner
Joan Calhoun
Clark & Linda Garvey Fry
Karen & Theodore Hauser
Mike & Lisa Hentrich
Charles & Felicia Huebener
Harold or Terrie Kallal
Lawrence & Mary Jo Lindsay
Rita Maggos
Tim & Sandy Monroe
James Spain
John & Martha Yost
Daniel & Gerri Blodgett
Frances Chappell
June M. Myers
Nancy Stromske
Mary Ann Czyewski Gonzales
Mary Marjorie Kenney
Michael Joehl
Sam Newton
Robert Schneider
Lloyd Bright
Donald Morrison
Rita Wardein Tekippe
Sally Hansen
Tom Stone
Tim Hanlon
Charles Suntra
Geralyn Weil
Bob & Sharon Jourdain
Jodi Roberts
Kathleen Angus
Mary Coffman
Robert Koeller
Maggie O’Neill
John Heuvelman
Sandra Myers
Mary Ann Hill
Charles Springman
David Groppel
Kevin Bennett
Linda Brooks
Carol Manning
Mark Cousley
Chris McNeill
Laura Leese
Jenny DeClue
Ann Dooling
Sharon Fichter
My Catholic Faith
By: Ella Walters, Age 5
(daughter of Science teacher
John Walters, class of 1980)
My Catholic Faith is all around me. My Daddy
works at Marquette Catholic High School. He
is a science teacher. My Mommy works at
the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. She does
Here I am at St. Mary’s Catholic Grade
school in kindergarten, just down the
road from my Daddy’s School. When I go
to his school, he said I can sit on his desk
sometimes. I don’t think Mrs. Gable wants
me to sit on her desk.
All the colors are blue: MCHS is blue. The
Society of St. Vincent de Paul is blue. St.
Mary’s School is blue. My eyes are blue. The
sky is blue. God must like blue.
The End.
If for some reason we have accidentally omitted your name from this donor list, please call Meg Miller at 618-463-0585 or email at
[email protected] We apologize and will rectify the list in the next Marquette Graduate.
Minister, Paula
Mattix- Wand
had a wonderful
with His
Cardinal Francis
George when
they were in
San Antonio
for the Knights
of Columbus
Mrs. MattixWand’s
Theology classes sent letters and cards to the
Cardinal when he was going through cancer
treatment earlier this year.
These students will represent Marquette on the
Illinois Central College baseball team next year
in Peoria. From left to right, Geoffrey Ferguson
(Marquette Senior), Brogan Fischer (Freshman at
ICC), ICC Baseball Coach Brian Lewis (MCHS class
of 1995), Austin Siener (Marquette Senior) and Nick
Schranck (Freshman at ICC)
and Marquette Partner
for Breast Cancer Awareness
Pack The Place Pink: Friday, February 14
The St. Anthony’s Health Center partnered with
Marquette Catholic High School to increase awareness
for breast cancer and the importance of mammography
at the Valentine‟s Day basketball game between
the Marquette Explorers and the Roxana Shells. As
part of our Pack The Place Pink promotion, the first
300 admissions to the game received a pink SAHC/
Marquette t-shirt and rally towel!
These students signed letters of intent to play
college sports for the 2014-2015 school year.
Front row left to right: Caroline Hoefert (SIU
Edwardsville, soccer), Danielle Huber (Illinois
Wesleyn, soccer), Jordan Hinterser (Chicago State,
soccer), Elaina Smith (Converse College in South
Carolina, golf)
Back left to right: Geoffrey Ferguson (ICC Peoria,
baseball) Joel Reft (Truman State, soccer) and
Austin Siener (ICC Peoria, baseball)
Congratulations and best wishes to these fine
young men and women.
“This is a great opportunity to spread the message
about the importance of mammography, as early
stage breast cancer is often found in a mammogram,”
says Tracy Phillips, patient navigator for our Women’s
Imaging Center. “Saint Anthony’s offers the very best
in breast imaging – we are the only mammography
facility in the River Bend to be recognized as a Breast
Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College
of Radiology.”
Working closely with primary care physicians and
specialists, Tracy provides women with breast cancer
support and guidance through their cancer diagnosis
and treatment. She advocates for yearly mammography
screenings. “Women, age 40 and older, should have
yearly screenings – once a year for life,” she says.
The Marquette Explorer Club will host the
Annual Marquette Auction Dinner on March 29,
2014 at The Commons on the campus of Lewis
and Clark Community College. Current and
past parents, alumni and friends of Marquette
are all welcome and encouraged to attend this
fun night!
You can purchase your Auction tickets,
RSVP and find more information at
We respectfully ask that you please register
and pay online unless it is absolutely not
possible.In that case, checks and small
donations can be dropped off at the school or
mailed to:
Marquette Explorers Club
P.O. Box 8475, Alton, Illinois 62002
Please email us at [email protected]
org with any questions.
Sponsors and donated auction items are still
needed for this event. Sponsorship levels are:
A front row table (10 tickets/$500 value) at the
auction, your company name/logo or family
name on event banner (prominently displayed
stating “Marquette Dinner Auction presented by
(Your Company)”, company logo displayed on
auction webpage, recognition by our Master of
Ceremonies at event and inclusion in all promotions including press releases, the auction book, radio promotion,
___$750 – TABLE SPONSOR A front row table at the auction (10 tickets $500 value), recognition in the auction
book, on our website and on a banner at the auction
___$500 – EVENT SPONSOR Receive 6 tickets to the auction ($300 value) and recognition in the auction booklet
___$250 – AUCTION SPONSOR Receive 2 tickets ($100 value) and recognition in the auction book
Due to the time required to print the auction book, donations must be received no later
than Monday, March 17, 2014. Your donations are tax-deductible. If your company has a
matching gift program your donation would be eligible.
Donations can be dropped off at Marquette Catholic High School in the Development Office or
contact Barb Gable or Margot Huber (550-8606) (MCHS Parents and Auction Co-Chairs) to arrange
pick up of your item (send email to [email protected]).
Congratulations to the Marquette W YS E Team
(Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering)
They came in first place as a team at the Regional Competition at Lewis and Clark Community College.
Individual awards are as follows:
Maria Gonzales: 1st English, 3rd in Chemistry
Luke Vest: 1st in Chemistry, 1st in Biology
Abby Sanders: 1st in Math
Mitch Dumoulin: 1st in Physics
Andria and Brittany Pace: Tie 2nd in Biology
Tommy Morrissey: 3rd in Biology
Brandon Root: 2nd in Math
Chris Hornsey: 2nd in Physics
Mike Schneider: 2nd in Chemistry, 2nd in Math
David Drysdale: 3rd in Chemistry, 3rd in Biology
Congratulations to these newly initiated members
of the National Honor Society at Marquette
Front Row: Maria Gonzales, Anthony
Marturana, Brandon Root, Lauren
Godfrey, Lauren Laub, Alex Miller,
Kalie Segieda, Kate Holtz, Claire
Snider, Monica Neel, Ellie Dixon, Kalie
Buecker, Megan Wittich, Madeline
Back Row: Natalie Jone, Chris Fischer,
Galen Wilson, Grant Mayberry, Taylor
Rook, Lydia Simon, Emilie Harrison,
Kari Lohr, Collin Arcynski, Drew
McRoy, Tom Hart, Andrew McCluskey,
Claire Chickey
Not pictured Ian Dunn, Sarah Minier
and Kate Sanfilippo, New Moderator,
Mr. Tim Harmon
to our 2013
Homecoming King
and Queen, Nicholas
Hoefert, son of Matt
and Sarah Beth
Hoefert of Godfrey
and Samantha
Fumagalli, daughter
of Dolores Fumagalli
of Florissant.
A note from Jodie Zipprich
Junior/Senior Academic Counselor
They’re Baaack!!!!
College counseling is very important to a College Prep
School like Marquette. It is my job to make sure that
the juniors and seniors and their families have all the
information they need when it comes to college applications
and financial aid.
Throughout the school year, we have several colleges and
universities visit Marquette to talk to students interested
in applying. This is a great way for our students to get to
know a little more about the schools they are interested in.
It also sparks interest for students who were unaware of the
schools prior to the visit.
The Financial Aid Guidance night took place in January
at Marquette and many families of juniors and seniors
attended the informational evening.
We have a Career Day coming up on February 26 as part
of retreat week this year. We expect to have at least 25
occupations represented. If any alum would be interested
in participating in this in the future, please contact me at
[email protected]
Other upcoming events in the counseling office include an
ACT prep course that will be offered by SIUE but take place
at Marquette.
A Message from
Sarah Ulrich
Marquette Athletic Director
We had a great season of Fall sports this year at Marquette.
Some of the highlights include:
• Football - qualified for playoffs, Prairie State Champs
• Girls Golf - Elaina Smith qualified for state
• Boys Golf - Prairie State Champs
The Winter sports are in full swing. The wrestling team is
heading to the Regional Competition this week and the
other sports will follow.The Dance Team is going to the
State Competition in Peoria in March.
Many thanks to all the fans, friends and alums who support
our athletic teams.
After an eight-year hiatus, the Marquette
Dance Team is back in competition and they
are winning! This year at Belleville East they
took 1st place in both Hip Hop and Kick; then
they went on to Edwardsville where they
took 1st place in Hip Hop, qualifying for State
competition. Next, they went on to Belleville
West for a 1st place in Kick and a 2nd place
in Hip Hop. Here they qualified both for
State with Dance Team Illinois. These are an
amazing group of talented, hard-working girls
who are intense and focused wherever they
perform. For two years they have practiced,
worked with some well-known choreographers
(Tiger Williams), and were the first to ever
receive a standing ovation by the opposing
visitors when they performed at the half at a
Marquette basketball game.
Coached and taught by Stefanie Klaus,
captain and member of the IDTA State
Champion squad at Marquette in 1999,
2000, and 2002, the girls have brought a
tradition back to Marquette. Her assistant
Coach, Melissa (Hertz) Keller, a 2006
State Champion, brings her expertise and
choreography skills to teach and refine the
Come see them perform at the football and
basketball games; you will see a group of
dancers who have perfected their skills, love
what they do, and are proud to represent
Notes from the Advancement Office
Meg Miller
Marquette is advancing it’s Mission one day at a time.
The 2013-2014 school year has been great so far.
The freshman class is 130 strong with students
from Jerseyville, Edwardsville, Alton, Godfrey,
Bethalto, Granite City, Florissant, MO and many other
municipalities. We provide bus service to Florissant,
Jerseyville and Edwardsville. Many of our Granite City
students take the Madison County Transit bus to get to
and from Marquette and of course many students drive.
We have truly become a regional school.
To start the school year, we had a New Family picnic to
welcome students and their families to the Marquette
family. October brought homecoming and all the
activities that go with it. Our open house took place in
October as well and we started all over again talking to
students about attending Marquette for next year.
The entrance exam for incoming freshman was given
in January and the 130+ 8th graders who took the test
are anxiously awaiting their results. They will come back
with their parents in March and register for their classes
for next year. We look forward to getting the know the
next freshman class, the class of 2018. And the cycle
If you have not been to visit Marquette in a while, please
stop by. We would love to show you around. You are
always welcome here. Thanks for your continued support
of Marquette.
The Renaissance Society celebrates it’s 25th
anniversary this year. Based on an average
of $40,000 per year, Renaissance has raised
over $1,000,000 during its lifetime and was
originally a project begun by Mike Kane
and Paul Maley. We thank everyone who
has contributed to Marquette through the
Renaissance Society for the past 25 years.
Members of the Marquette Renaissance
Society provide annual contributions of at
least $1,000 to help bridge the gap between
money received from tuition and fees and the
actual cost of educating students. We thank
the following individuals for their support of
Marquette for the 2013-2014 school year. If
you would like to make a contribution to the
Renaissance Society please visit us at www.
Veteran’s Heritage Project
The Veteran’s Heritage Project (VHP) is an
organization that was created to help connect
students throughout the United States with the
nation’s veterans. This is the newest organization
at Marquette Catholic High School and was started
by Miss Wiedman with the help of a Marquette
alumnus, Barbara Hatch.
The purpose of Marquette’s chapter of the VHP
is to preserve the stories of the Riverbend area
veterans for all of history while also educating
students on these historical events and people
through journalism. Participating students will
interview veterans who have agreed to tell their
stories and have these stories recorded on camera
and in a published book that will be sent to the
Library of Congress with the student’s names being
credited as the authors of each interview.
Students will witness primary source accounts of
important historical events that have shaped this
nation through their interviews and will get the
opportunity to preserve these stories in history.
Veterans get the chance to tell their story to be
published for history while also education the youth
of America through their interviews and the bonding
process that takes place from separate generations
working together to make history.
Please email [email protected] if
you are interested in participating in this project.
King and Ann Hoagland Family Trust
Mark and Mary Jo Kratschmer
Virginia M. Long
Bill and Pat Kessler
Anna F. Haine
Dan and Stephanie Fitzgerald
Dr. and Mrs. Martin T. Carrow
Charles and Felecia Huebener
Mary and Jon Cain
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Newton
Dwight and Cheryl Werts
Marty and Sheri Carrow
Don Norton
Terry And Noncy Dooling
Dr. Aaron Oge
Pat And Dorothy Kane
Therese F. Schulz
David And Theresa Bartosiak
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Fischer
The Marquette
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In Memoriam
Gerald Baker
Class of 1951 June, 2013
Elden Schmidt
Class of 1939 Aug. 24, 2013
Joan Paddock
Class of 1941 Aug. 10, 2013
Marcella Clasby
Class of 1941 Aug. 29, 2013
Helen Beiser
Class of 1950 March 13, 2013
Tom Springman Class of 1950 0ct. 14, 2013
Bob Crivello Class of 1950 Dec. 12, 2012
Robert (Bud) Schwegel
Class of 1955 May 23, 2013
Agnes Droste Hesse
Class of 1955 June 4, 2013
Judith Ann Woulfe
Class of 1955 Dec. 29, 2013
Thomas Delehanty
Class of 1955 July 1, 2013
Mary Lou Padden Koshinski Class of 1955 August 27, 2013
Donald E. Dodd
Class of 1956 Aug. 21, 2013
Mary Ellen Muha Costa
Class of 1983 Feb. 2, 2014
Neal L. Zimmerman
Class of 1991 Nov. 18, 2013
Janet Grabner
Nov. 19, 2013
Alyssa Bell
Nov. 2013
Therese “Trixie” Morrissey
Dec. 26, 2013
Joseph Edward Barrett
Jan 5, 2013
Ginny Baalhmann
Nov. 1, 2013
Jerry Admire
Sept. 18, 2013
(former maintenance manager of Marquette)
Lester Schneider
Dec. 12, 2013
Patricia Lorsbach
Jan. 7, 2014
Upcoming Events
February 24-28 Retreat Week and Senior
Mission trip to Birmingham, AL
March 8 Musical Performance Class and
the Marquette Mass Chorus perform their
“Broadway Night” 3rd quarter concert at 6:00pm
in the MCHS cafeteria.
March 21 MCHS Student Art show at Jacoby
Arts Center
March 29 Explorer Club Auction at Lewis and
Clark Community College. See article for more
April 10,11,12 Marquette’s Spring Musical
“Footloose” will be performed in the gym.
Please come!
May 3-6 annual fun run and walk at Marquette
“Running with a Mission”
May 9 All School Picnic
May 15 Baccalaureate Mass
May 16 Graduation at Lewis and Clark
Community College