Fall 2017


The Amazing Adventures of Mark Vande Hei
His first career choice as a 6-year-old was to be Spider-Man. His second was to be an astronaut. They both seemed unlikely, but that dream will come true this fall for Mark Vande Hei '89 as he blasts off for a 5½-month mission aboard the International Space Station. He is the first Johnnie astronaut. Video: NEEMO Underwater Training Video: NEEMO Underwater Training #2

Family Defines Gagliardi's Living Legacy
The winningest coach in college football history was also the guy Flynntown neighborhood kids would ask to come out and play. That’s just part of John Gagliardi’s family legacy, for both his football family and for his own. At age 90, Gagliardi – always a “kid at heart” – is still around to reflect on that legacy. Video: John Gagliardi's Living Legacy

O'Toole's Story Follows Wildly Unlikely Path
From a one-room schoolhouse in Oregon to the halls of Saint John’s, from refugee aid in Greece to the Bundy militia compound, from a near-fatal surgical experience to a meeting with a U.S. President, from chemistry awards to medical school, Thomas O’Toole '17 has done it all – and he’s just getting started.


My Perspective
View from Collegeville
Service to the Church
In Sight  Photo: Moon over the Abbey Full Size Image
Alumni Connection

Advancing the Mission
Johnnie Sports Special Feature: Submit a Recipe
Inspiring Lives Photo Gallery: Bob Bell
Class Notes