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Athenaeum recognizes graduates at Oct. 18 ceremonies

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

ARCHDIOCESE — The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary graduated 42 students during ceremonies Oct. 18 in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great on the Athenaeum campus.

Graduates at the Athenaeum of Ohio prepare to receive their degrees during ceremonies Oct. 18. (CT/E.L. Hubbard)

In addition, Father Kenneth Morman, a member of the Athenaeum faculty and priest of the Diocese of Toledo, received the Athenaeum’s Celebration of Teaching Award during the ceremonies.

Father Morman has been a member of the Athenaeum faculty since 2005. He is an instructor of theology and serves as dean of students and co-director of field education. During the past year, Father Morman created two new courses and reworked a third course extensively, all of them well-received by students.

“Father Morman contributed an essay to a collection of essays by members of the Athenaeum faculty in celebration of the Year of St. Paul. He led a group of seminarians on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and he helped to organize a dialogue between seminarians and rabbinical students from Hebrew Union College,” said Terrance D. Callan, dean of the Athenaeum. “Students particularly appreciate Father Morman’s knowledge, his careful preparation, and his organizational ability.”

Father Morman holds a bachelor of arts degree and a master of arts degree from the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus and a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome.

Father Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, director of formation at the Athenaeum of Ohio hoods Father Martin Bachman. At right is Father Earl Fernandes, dean of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. (CT/E.L. Hubbard)

The students and their degrees are:

Master of Divinity: Father Martin Bachman, Father Christopher Bohnsack, Father David Endres, Father Robert Hadden, Father Jason Kahle, Father Shawn Landenwitch, Father Matthew Lee, Father Anthony Recker, Father Barry Stechschulte and Father Anthony Tozzi.

Master of Arts in Theology: Father Robert Hadden, Father David Howard, Father  Shawn Landenwitch, Father  Matthew Lee, Father Anthony Recker and Father Barry Stechschulte.

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies: Missionary of the Precious Blood Father Kevin Scalf; Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling: Father Vincent Antie, Barbara Greivenkamp, Anne Brown Miller, Father Andrew Tawiah and Julie Tiemeier; Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry: Kathleen Barbara, Russell Curley, Donna Drzewiecki, Douglas Horst, Jerold Kosey, Susan Mackall, Jane Mueninghoff, Barry Reynolds, Patricia Ruthemeyer, William Schinkal, David Steinwert, Scott Stephens and Peggy Zink.

Certificate in Lay Ministry: Timothy Banish, Norma Colussi, Bradley Duncan, Mildred Dunn, Edward Gettler, Judy Gettler, Angel Hopkins, Ronald Kienzle, Jennifer Lindgren, Brian Miller, Michael Momper and Stephen Siwecki.

The degrees were conferred by Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk, chancellor and chairman of the board of the Athenaeum. The graduation address was given by Anthony J. Aretz, president of the College of Mount St. Joseph.

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