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Alumni Gather in Seattle

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May 31, 2010

A small, but enthusiastic, group of Johnnie alums and their spouses gathered at the Clyde Hill (Seattle area) home of Jim Vucinovich '80 and Patty Kuderer on the evening of Thursday, May 6, 2010, to enjoy great food and fellowship.  Jim & Patty served a sumptuous buffet of king salmon, salads, roasted vegetables and cheeses.  Aaron Barthel '98, founder of Seattle-based Intrigue Chocolates (, treated the group to his amazing truffles flavored with kirsch, pear, lavender and Irish cream.  Brad Neary '81, Senior Development Officer, provided an update on admissions as well as key campus initiatives and projects.  The evening closed with an "alumni fun facts" quiz, allowing guests to win various SJU prizes, including: Fr. Bob Koopmann's CDs, "Saint John's in Pictures" photo books and Saint John's Bible notecards.  Many thanks to Jim and Patty for opening their lovely home to us.