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The Cardinal The Catholic University of America
June 2011 | Volume 6, Issue 6
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Congratulations class of 2011!
On Saturday, May 14, The Catholic University of America officially welcomed the graduates of the Class of 2011 into our family of more than 83,000 alumni living all around the world. Congratulations, graduates, and welcome to the CUA Alumni Association!

Before commencement, the Alumni Association hosted a Champagne Breakfast for alumni parents and their graduating seniors. In the photo (left to right) are David Muirhead, B.C.E. 1982; Heather Muirhead, B.M.E. 2011; Gail Muirhead, B.S. 1982;
Caroline Taltavull, B.C.E. 2011; and Thomas Taltavull, M.Arch. 1988.

Need a Father's day or Graduation gift?

The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to offer Vineyard Vines ties, which come in three unique colors: light yellow, light blue, and light green. Each tie has the CUA crest on it. The cost for one tie is $65, which includes tax and shipping. For more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608 or order at

CUA on the road: New president to visit alums in california

John Garvey, inaugurated in January as the 15th president of CUA, will visit Los Angeles, Calif., on June 14, and San Francisco, Calif., on June 16, to meet West Coast alums. The LA gathering will be held at Shutters on the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On June 16, President Garvey will greet alums in San Francisco at Il Fornaio Restaurant in Levi Plaza. Hosted by Jacqui and Pieter Smith, Class of 1955, this event wil be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit to register or call the alumni office at 800-288-ALUM.

Alumni in Entertainment Industry Reception, New York, N.y.

Join deans Lawrence Poos from the School of Arts and Sciences and Grayson Wagstaff from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at a reception for New York alumni in the entertainment industry on June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Hosted by alumna Sydney Beers, B.A. 1992, general manager of the American Airlines Theater, the gathering is open to all alumni working in the arts. Register at or call 800-288-ALUM --reservations are required.

Homecoming & Reunions 2011
OCtober 21-23

Reunions Facebook Groups
Have you connected with the Alumni Association on Facebook yet? Check out our profile and make sure to add us as your friend. Don't forget to join the Reunion group specifically made for your class. These groups are a great, instantaneous way to reconnect with classmates and access all of the latest Homecoming & Reunions weekend information!

CUA Summer Sessions
There are some wonderful courses being offered this summer in art, architecture, Semitics, etc. For more information, check out the Summer Sessions Web page at

Bricks going fast

Bricks from the former residence halls can still be ordered at Pick your brick from either Spellman, Spalding, or Conaty. Each brick comes with a certificate of authenticity. Supplies are limited, so order yours today.

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Alumni Spotlight

Michael Lonergan, B.A. 1988,
was recently named head
coach for men's basketball at
The George Washington
University. Lonergan brings
to GW 18 years as a college
head coach, with an overall
record of 377-156, 15 winning
seasons, and 13 NCAA
tournament victories.

Cardinal fans know him as the
coach who led CUA's men's
basketball team to the 2001
Division III National
Championship, the same year
he was named the Division III
consensus National Coach
of the Year. Lonergan was
head coach at CUA from
1992 to 2004, with an
overall record of 251-88. 
Full Story...
Thank You!

When we say "every
dollar counts," we mean

This past year, you met
both Julia Omotade, Class
of 2010 and Tristan Walton,
2013 as part of our
campaign for
the CUA Annual Fund. This
fiscal year* broke a record:
$1,003,146 for the CUA
Annual Fund. From all of
us at The Catholic
University of America,
thank you for $1 million
of possibilities.
couldn't do it without you!

Your generous support
of Catholic University
makes it possible for Julia
and Tristan and hundreds
of other students to
pursue their dreams in and
out of the classroom.

*CUA's fiscal year runs
May 1 to April 30. 

Class Notes

Marcie Ament
Marcie Williams Ament, BA 1994, MSW 1997...

Bryan Mullican
Bryan Mullican, B.A. 2003, and his wife ...

Anne Muha
Anne (Wright) Muha, B.A. 1999, M.A. 2002...

Thomas Irizarry
Thomas Gerald Irizarry, B.A. 1980, was i...

Carrie Sikorski
Carrie (MacCarthy) Sikorski, B.A. 2002, ...

Morton Rumberg
Mort Rumberg's, Ed.D. 1986, second novel...

Robert Baum
Dr. Robert Craig Baum, B.A 1992, publish...

John Orr
If you have itunes you can listen to hou...

Philip Cefaratti
After starting my career in real estate ...

Denis Ledoux
I continue to live in Lisbon Falls, Main...

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