Archive – ASC 25

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 MATTHEW BEERMANN

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After eight years of Jesuit education at De Smet Jesuit High School (St. Louis, MO) and Rockhurst University (Kansas City, MO), I am proud to say that this prodigal son has returned to De Smet Jesuit to teach Introduction to Computer Skills, to work in the Office of Admissions, and to coach volleyball. The Jesuits have given me so much; I believe it is time to give back to my community.  After graduating with a degree in marketing and four years of experience in college recruiting, I am eager to support De Smet Jesuit High School in all aspects and learn from my fellow ASC volunteers as well as from students and colleagues.

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LAUREN BLUMHARDT

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VIVIANA BRACAMONTES

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COLLEEN CLARK

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After growing up in Arlington Heights, Illinois, I have spent the past four years in Jesuit education at Saint Louis University.  I participated in a Social Work practicum at Saint Louis University, where got to know the Loyola Academy of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) community.  I am both excited and grateful to be teaching at Loyola Academy of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), as an ASC volunteer.  I look forward to learning even more about God’s love from the students and staff at Loyola Academy of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) as I continue in Jesuit education.

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LUKE CURRY

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STEPHEN DEVES

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I have long considered some of the most influential and important people in my life to be my teachers and educators. Being educated through the Jesuit worldview – at St. Louis University High (St. Louis, MO) and Saint Louis University (GO BILLS!) – has been an enormous blessing. Therefore, I am beyond excited to return to SLUH (St. Louis, MO) and give back directly to the system that gave me so much. This year, I get to share my passion for math and my faith by teaching Algebra II/Trigonometry to juniors while helping in Campus Ministry. I am truly honored to be a part of such a great experience and I look forward to the ways in which the Lord blesses us throughout the year as I learn and grow with students.

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RYAN DOYLE

Doyle - croppedI graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School (St. Louis, MO) in 2011, then continued my education at the University of Missouri, Columbia, double majoring in English and Film Studies with an emphasis in Creative Fiction and Film Production, as well as earning a Multicultural Certificate. This year I feel called to return home to the Jesuits and am serving at Regis Jesuit High School – Boys Division (Aurora, CO). I am assisting in the Magis Center and participating in film production extracurricular activities. This year I hope to continue to grow spiritually, embrace Ignatian values and instill in my students a passion for literature and film.

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JUSTINE ESPINOSA

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I am truly honored for this opportunity to be a part of the 25th year of Alum Service Corps. I have been inspired and shaped by the Jesuit education I received at Regis University (Denver, CO).  While at Regis University I studied Business Management and Peace and Justice Studies. I am excited to continue to be a part of Jesuit education as part of the faculty of the inspiring community at Arrupe Jesuit High School (Denver, CO). I look forward to being a part of a culture that transforms and encourages the growth of men and women in service with and for others.

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ALEXANDRA FEINBERG

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My experiences at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory High School (Houston, TX) as the “school next door” to my own planted a seed of admiration and deep respect for the Jesuit way of education. This sparked an eagerness to learn from the Jesuits. I attended Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO) where I majored in Exercise Science. This year, I am teaching Health to freshman girls at Regis Jesuit – Girls Division (Aurora, CO), as well as working with the school’s athletic trainers. I am so blessed to have this opportunity and am beyond excited to continue my education of the Jesuit worldview by helping my students along the same path. This year is great year of learning, growth, and spiritual development.

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CHRISTOPHER GEBAUER

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I graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School (St. Louis, MO) in 2011. My Jesuit education left a profound mark on my social, emotional, and spiritual life, as well as my own growth towards being a man for others. Upon leaving De Smet Jesuit High School (St. Louis, MO) I attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, graduating in May 2015 with a B.A. in History and Classical Humanities. Upon graduation I felt a calling to serve and be a part of shaping young men into individuals comfortable with themselves, striving to grow, and seeking to share their experiences. I am blessed to serve in ASC during its 25th year, teaching Ancient Civilization History and Philosophical Foundations and World Religions at Rockhurst High School (Kansas City, MO). This year I will develop from, challenge, and affect my students, colleagues, and community.

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ESTEFANY HERNANDEZ

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After being immersed in Jesuit education through Arrupe Jesuit High School (Denver, CO) and Regis University (Denver, CO), I am more than blessed to be a part of ASC 25. At Regis University (Denver, CO), I majored in Spanish and Sociology with a minor in Criminology. I am teaching the beautiful Spanish language and culture at Regis Jesuit High School – Girls Division (Aurora, CO).  Having been Jesuit-trained, I look forward to the challenge of breaking open not simply the language of Spanish, but the reality of various social injustices that Hispano-Americans experience in their home country and in the USA. I am enthusiastic for this year – to be part of the communities of school, the Jesuits, and ASC – while seeking to flourish in my Catholic faith.

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RICHARD JOUBERT, JR.

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St. Ignatius once missioned his friend, St. Francis Xavier, to “Go out and set the world on fire!” This year, I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to do the same as a member of the ASC 25 at Rockhurst High School (Kansas City, MO), where I teach freshmen theology.  Having been educated in Catholic schools (John Paul II High School and Saint Louis University), I look forward to becoming a Catholic educator inside and outside the classroom. My Jesuit education has pushed me to become a man with and for others.  This year I hope to empower my students to become the same. As a proud Texan, I am excited for the many opportunities to learn and grow in Kansas City. I hope to share my love for Christ with all I meet. My goals for the year are to grow in community, live simply, and generously give of myself to the Rockhurst High School community, all while delving deeper into my faith.

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MICHAEL LALLY, JR.

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One of my heroes Father Greg Boyle, SJ, speaks at length on how true companionship, peace, and love of others can only emerge as souls are made to “feel their worth.” Through the past eight years, the Jesuits have shown me the truth behind this statement; those in the privileged position of teaching have demonstrated to me how open hearts, eager minds, and giving spirits feeds and fulfills both self and others. These gifts continue to give and bestow blessings in abundance, to say the very least of them.  Now, after time at Rockhurst High School (Kansas City, MO) and Saint Louis University, I hope to provide to others what was so generously given to me. While teaching Theology at Regis Jesuit High School – Boys Division (Aurora, CO), I hope not only to educate, but also to infuse the same care for neighbor, love for God and Church, and the desire for growth and fulfillment that the Jesuits place so firmly in the hearts of all their students.

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TIMOTHY McCOY

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What an incredible blessing to be given the opportunity to explore and express my passion for learning and service through the Ignatian lens of ASC.  As a 2011 graduate of Saint Louis University High (St. Louis, MO) and a 2015 graduate of Saint Louis University, I am continuing my involvement in the Saint Louis community by teaching and serving at De Smet Jesuit High School (St. Louis, MO).  I teach Introduction to Computer Fundamentals and work as a tutor in math, while helping with the school’s service program and coaching B-team soccer. I look forward to sharing my own Jesuit school experience with my students and players, as well as learning much from the De Smet Jesuit community. Go Spartans! (and Bills, too!)

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BRADLEY MUELLER

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I feel truly gifted to have the opportunity to learn through teaching young, developing men at Saint Louis University High School (St. Louis, MO) by way of viewing the world through the Jesuit lens. Knowledge gained from my Catholic education at Rockhurst High School (Kansas City, MO) and Saint Louis University, along with a passion for scientific inquiry, sets the stage for me to develop a worldview merging broad ideas of neuroscience and religion together. It is my greatest hope that in my roles as a teacher and coach God continues to challenge and transform the way in which information will be imparted Junior Billikens.

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EVAN NIEBUR

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I am honored to have the opportunity to live in community by giving myself generously to Jesuit education at Rockhurst High School (Kansas City, MO): simply, prayerfully, and professionally as a part of the 25th year of ASC.  Coming from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and having attended Regis University (Denver, CO), I look forward to a new and invigorating adventure in Kansas City, MO, teaching sophomore theology in the area of Sacred Scripture. I am passionate and excited about the endeavor of sharing an experience of education and community with my brothers, both ASC and Hawklets alike. God bless a year of excitement, learning, growth, and Rockhurst High School.

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 ALAN RATERMANN

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As a graduate of St. Louis University High School (St. Louis, MO) and Rockhurst University (Kansas City, MO) I am immensely grateful for Jesuit education.  I could not be more excited to immerse myself in the Rockhurst High School (Kansas City, MO) community. This year I am sharing my love of literature by teaching sophomore English as well as my passion for running through helping coach the cross country team. I pray that my time with students will take hold of my heart and form us all into a thriving community of learners.

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