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Saint Vincent PreP June 7-9 2019 alumni reunion celebration! - Saint Vincent College
Saint Vincent Prep
Alumni Reunion Celebration!
June 7-9 2019
Saint Vincent PreP June 7-9 2019 alumni reunion celebration! - Saint Vincent College
2019 Saint Vincent Prep Reunion
Dear Fellow Prepster,
Please join our Prep Alumni and the Benedictine
Community on June 7-9 for the 2019 Prep Alumni
Reunion to be held at Saint Vincent. The Prep Reunion
provides us with an opportunity to renew friendships and
to share stories of those early years in the Prep.
Tour the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion and
Taiani Planetarium, the Fred M. Rogers Center, the
Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, the Basilica Crypt,
the McCarl Coverlet Gallery, and the Mary, Mother of
Mercy Chapel/Mausoleum. Enjoy Saint Vincent bread
along with the Bavarian buffet which brings back fond
memories of our wonderful Benedictine Sisters who
prepared the food for the Prep students for over 50 years.
We look forward to your time with us!
Sincerely,

+Archabbot Douglas

                        2019 Prep Reunion Schedule of Events
Friday, June 7                         Saturday, June 8                     1:30- 3 p.m. Dupré Science Pavilion
                                                                            “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”
3–6 p.m. Fred M. Rogers Center         7:15 a.m. Basilica Mass              The award winning documentary on
Registration/refreshments
                                       8 a.m. Placid Hall B                 Fred Rogers
Trolley Tours                          Breakfast with The Benedictines      4:30 p.m. Student Chapel
Prep Reunion Video
                                       8–10 a.m.                            Prep Alumni Memorial Mass
6 p.m. Dupré Science Pavilion          Trolley Tours                        6 p.m. Rogers Center
Welcome
                                       9 a.m.–5 p.m. Rogers Center          Alumni Awards Dinner
Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki
                                       Registration                         Prep Alumni and Benedictines
Brother Norman W. Hipps
President, Saint Vincent College                                            Sunday, June 9
                                       10 –11 a.m. Dupré Science Pavilion
“Forward, Always Forward,”             State of Saint Vincent Address       7:30 a.m. Basilica Mass
The Campaign for Saint Vincent         Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki
                                                                            9–11 a.m. Placid Hall B
Benedictine Bavarian Buffet            11 a.m.-1 p.m. Rogers Center         Farewell Brunch
                                       Prep Reunion Video
Planetarium Shows, 7:30 and 8 p.m.                                          9:30 a.m. Basilica Mass
                                       12:15 p.m. Dupré Science Pavilion
                                       Prep Picnic Lunch
Saint Vincent PreP June 7-9 2019 alumni reunion celebration! - Saint Vincent College
2019 Lifetime Achievement Awardees
                        Father Vernon Holtz, O.S.B.                              Dr. Fred Soisson
                     Father Vernon A. Holtz, O.S.B., a Benedic-       Dr. Fred Soisson, P’47, created a legacy of caring
                     tine of Saint Vincent Archabbey, was assis-      that has inspired Benedictine monks and alum-
                     tant headmaster at Saint Vincent Preparatory     ni of the Prep and College for over 70 years.
                     School from 1962-1968. Father Vernon was
                     a prefect, teacher, counselor, basketball and    Fred Soisson entered the Saint Vincent Prep/
                     soccer coach at Saint Vincent Preparatory        Scholasticate in 1943, believing that he had a
                     School from 1958-1971. He was director of        call to become a Benedictine priest. In 1947, af-
                     the Counseling Center at Saint Vincent Col-      ter graduating from the Prep he decided that he
lege (1971-1975), while also directing the monastic formation pro-    could be a better doctor than a priest. Dr. Soisson went on to graduate
gram for Saint Vincent Archabbey (1971-1974).                         from Saint Vincent College in 1951, before going on to medical school
                                                                      at Georgetown University, where he graduated in 1955. He completed
Father Vernon received the Alumnus of Distinction Award and           his residency while serving in the U.S. Air Force.
the Dean’s Faculty Award from Saint Vincent College in 1994.
He also received the Boniface Wimmer Faculty Award in 1999            Over the years, he and his wife, Dorothy, had nine children, four
and the Thoburn Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001. In 2010,        of whom went on to attend Saint Vincent College [Laura, C’85;
he was honored by the Mental Health America Association at its        Theresa, C’87; Andrew, C’77; and Timothy, C’94]. One grandson,
annual dinner in the field of recovery counseling.                    Sean, C’03, also attended Saint Vincent. At the College’s 1982
                                                                      commencement, Fred received the honorary doctor of humane
Beginning in 1998, he was involved in ongoing research through        letters degree for serving humanity “in the practice of life-giving,
the University of Missouri at St. Louis. The research showed the      life-saving medicine” as well as for his personal involvement and
impact spirituality has on the physical healing process. His cur-     charitable assistance to pre-med students. Through his creative
rent research interest involves the relationship between psychol-     work he helped to advance the future of Saint Vincent College by
ogy, spirituality, and religion. In the fall of 2010, Father Vernon   preparing students for careers in healthcare science.
was instrumental in founding and implementing the lecture series,
“Aging and Spirituality,” at Saint Vincent College. Father Ver-       During 40 years of medical practice, he delivered 15,000 babies. After
non received the Saint Vincent Preparatory School Hall of Fame        retiring from the practice in 1995, he was elected County Commissioner
Award in 2010, and he was inducted into the Saint Vincent Col-        for Cambria County. When asked why he worked so tirelessly for Saint
lege Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.                            Vincent, his response was simple: “I’ve had a meaningful life of service,
                                                                      thanks to my formative years at Saint Vincent Prep and College.”

                              2019 Alumni of Distinction Awardees

                                    Atty. William A.      Ronald G. Rosemeier,     G. William Wolf,
                                     Goyette, P’61         Ph.D., P’70, C’74          P’56, C’61

                                       2019 Hall of Fame Awardees

                                      Benedict A.             Richard L.            Timothy E.
                                    Lieb, P’70, C’74        Pedzwater, P’65        Ungvarsky, P’64
Saint Vincent PreP June 7-9 2019 alumni reunion celebration! - Saint Vincent College
Saint Vincent Prep Reunion Sponsorship Levels
q Saint Benedict Circle ($5,000)                                              q Gold Sponsor ($250)
Recognition as Saint Vincent Prep Saint Benedict                              Recognition in program as a Saint Vincent Prep
Circle Sponsor in event program with a full-page ad,                          Reunion Sponsor
10 tickets for the awards banquet, and verbal
recognition and dedicated signage at the event                                q Blue Sponsor ($100)
                                                                              Recognition in program as a Saint Vincent Prep
q Founders’ Circle ($2,500)
                                                                              Reunion Patron
Recognition as Saint Vincent Prep Founders’ Circle
Sponsor in event program, with a half-page ad, and six
tickets for the awards banquet

q Archabbot’s Circle ($1,000)
Recognition as Saint Vincent Prep Archabbot’s Circle
Sponsor in event program, with a quarter-page ad, and
four tickets for the awards banquet

q Headmaster’s Circle ($500)
Recognition as a Saint Vincent Prep Headmaster’s
Circle Sponsor in event program, with a business card
ad, and two tickets for the awards banquet

                                   A Brief History of the Prep School
Saint Vincent Preparatory School, which was always noted for                  In 1931, the Benedictine sisters arrived at Saint Vincent. Led by Moth-
providing an excellent education, was a special place with a long,            er Leonardo, they took charge of the kitchens. In 1932, Fr. Edmund
illustrious, and interesting history. Historically, the schools that          Cuneo, O.S.B., was appointed the first Headmaster of the Prep and giv-
evolved into the “Prep” were essential in fulfilling a fundamental role       en the mission of updating and modernizing the Preparatory School.
of Boniface Wimmer’s mission. Beginning a day or so after Wim-
mer and his band of Benedictines arrived at Saint Vincent, in 1846,           Although the Prep’s faculty was composed primarily of Benedic-
and continuing a Benedictine tradition of over 13 centuries, these            tines, Fr. Edmund expanded the faculty to include several laymen,
monks began to educate Catholic boys and young men, if not to                 notably William “Coach” Rafferty. Mr. Rafferty was also the head
become Catholic priests, then to become good, Catholic laymen.                coach of the varsity football and basketball teams, the Bearkittens.
In the words of Wimmer, students were to be taught “first what is
                                                                              Fr. Edmund established a forensic program that joined prepsters
necessary, then what is useful, and finally what is beautiful.” Initially,
                                                                              with students from other institutions, such as St. Xavier Academy,
Wimmer’s various schools were modeled on what were known, in
                                                                              through the interscholastic competition of the National Forensic
those days, as German Gymnasiums, or Latin schools. They were
                                                                              League. Fr. Edmund also encouraged the Prep’s music department
later reorganized, during the years of 1918 - 1932, into what became
                                                                              to stage joint musical productions with the music departments of
known as the “College Preparatory School.” The Preparatory School
                                                                              St. Joseph Academy of Seton Hill, as well as St. Xavier Academy.
was advertised as offering the programs found in the best academies
                                                                              During these collaborative years, Fr. Edmund also worked with the
and schools of the country for preparing students to enter college.
                                                                              administration of St. Xavier Academy to organize student dances,
Between 1920 – 1923, the College Preparatory School had an en-
                                                                              such as the “Kitty Ball,” and the Prom, which continued into the
rollment of approximately 360 students.
                                                                              mid 1960s. To this day, these events provide some of the fondest
During the late 1920s, the academic quality and reputation of the College     memories of many Prepsters. Other outstanding headmasters fol-
Preparatory School continued to improve, as it began to offer both classi-    lowed Fr. Edmund over the years – notably, Fr. Egbert, Fr. Warren
cal and scientific programs, taught by a faculty of nearly 30 Benedictines.   and Fr. Louis. Then, on Jan. 28, 1963, fire devastated the old Prep
Those who survived the rigors of four years at the Preparatory School         Students Chapel, the biology laboratory and the Bell Tower.
were known and respected for having received a first-rate education.
Saint Vincent PreP June 7-9 2019 alumni reunion celebration! - Saint Vincent College
CAMPAIGN GOAL $100 MILLION
                                                  ENDOWMENT $40 MILLION
                                                  • Support student access and opportunity through scholarships
                                                  • Maintain highly credentialed faculty
                                                  • Enhance academic programs, scholarly activities and the arts

                                                  CONSTRUCTION $40 MILLION
                                                  • Four major capital projects
                                                    - Library expansion for arts and technology
                                                    - Technology for classrooms and the Robert S. Carey Student Center
                                                    - Dining expansion to include student life and humanities center
�orwarJ, A!wags �orwarJ                             - James F. Will Engineering and Biomedical Sciences Hall

  THE ( A   MpAI G N   FOR   sAI NT   VI N(E NT   PROGRAMS AND STUDENT SUPPORT $20 MILLION
                                                  • Students First Fund for financial aid
                                                  • Fred Rogers Scholars and research in early learning and children's media
                                                  • Academic and Support Services
                                                  • Student Life Resources, Athletics, Recreation and Wellness

                                                  TO LEARN MORE VISIT        stvincent.edu/forward
Saint Vincent PreP June 7-9 2019 alumni reunion celebration! - Saint Vincent College
Prep Reunion Sponsorship Levels
q Saint Benedict Circle ($5,000)    q Archabbot’s Circle ($1,000)
Recognition as Saint Vincent        Recognition as Saint Vincent Prep
Prep Saint Benedict Circle          Archabbot’s Circle Sponsor in
                                    event program, with a quarter-page
Sponsor in event program with a
                                    ad, and four tickets for the awards
full-page ad, 10 tickets for the    banquet
awards banquet, and verbal
recognition and dedicated signage  q Headmaster’s Circle ($500)
at the event                       Recognition as a Saint Vincent
                                   Prep Headmaster’s Circle Sponsor
q Founders’ Circle ($2,500)        in event program, with a business
Recognition as Saint Vincent Prep card ad, and two tickets for the
Founders’ Circle Sponsor in event awards banquet
program, with a half-page ad, and
six tickets for the awards banquet q Gold Sponsor ($250)
                                   Recognition in program as a Saint
                                   Vincent Prep Reunion Sponsor
                                    q Blue Sponsor ($100)
                                    Recognition in program as a Saint
                                    Vincent Prep Reunion Patron

Name(s) of Guests:

   The favor of your reply is requested by May 24, 2019.
                 Please return this registration card to:
           Saint Vincent College Office of Alumni Relations
300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690 or call, 724-805-2177
Saint Vincent PreP June 7-9 2019 alumni reunion celebration! - Saint Vincent College
Registration Form
Name
Name Tag Preference                                        Class Year
Address
City                                      State            ZIP
Home Phone                                 Cell Phone
Email

I/We are unable to attend but please find my gift of $
enclosed for the Students First Fund.

Please Indicate Your Sponsor Level
(See the reverse side for Level information) $

Reserve Your Place Now!
Benedictine Bavarian Buffet #             @$30 = $
Breakfast                     #           @$10 = $
Picnic Lunch                  #           @$15 = $
Alumni Awards Dinner          #           @$50 = $
Farewell Brunch               #           @$10 = $
Total Enclosed (Sponsorship + Event Cost)           $

Please note any dietary restrictions on the reverse side

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