Newman Center - Officers / Work & Learn
President - Alyssa Entwistle is a nonprofit administration major here at Lindenwood University. She is a junior, and she works up at the LU-Newman Center. She loves helping out with our center and evangelizing about Jesus! She helped coordinate the Awakenings retreat and loves participating in activities with Catholic Student Union. Have any questions? Just ask her!
Vice President - Faith Otten is a junior at Lindenwood University pursuing a BA degree in creative writing. She graduated with honors from Christian High School in O’Fallon in 2011 and has been involved with the Lindenwood LU-Newman Center since her freshmen year of college. She now functions as a Work and Learn for the LU-Newman Center as well as the Catholic Student Union’s retreat coordinator. Faith loves the color blue, cheesy movies, and her Catholic faith. She says, “I’m so blessed by God to have found the LU-Newman Center when I did. It has become my second home, and the people there are my family.” She looks forward to the growth of the LU-Newman Center and aspires to one day write a best-selling novel and inspire others to pursue a deeper relationship with Christ.
Treasurer - Nick Marquart is a senior here at Lindenwood University. He is a musical theater major and loves to act and sing. He is the treasurer for CSU and is also a Work and Learn in the LU-Newman Center. He is in charge of the website and is also the "tech guy" for CSU. He hopes you will come and visit us and looks forward to meeting you.
Grant Writer - Andrew Odehnal
Events Coordinator - Peter Mueller was born in Russia and adopted at the age of three. He has three sisters and two brothers. He lives with his family in O’Fallon, MO, just 20 minutes from Lindenwood University. Peter is a criminal justice major with an emphasis in policing and hopes to become a police officer for St. Charles County when he graduates. He is a freshman here at Lindenwood and has become very involved at the Newman Center. He is also the secretary for CSU. Some of his hobbies include hanging out with friends, going on vacation with his family, biking, four wheeling, and just having a great time. Please feel free to talk to him at any time.
Service - Rachel Henry of Gaithersburg, MD, is in her second year at Lindenwood. She is majoring in Religion and history with a certification in secondary education. She is also involved in Lindenwood’s Council for Exceptional Children and is the co-chair for Redefining Beautiful. This is her first year as an officer and she is very excited about her position.
LSGA Representative - Cristina Catarinicchia is an elementary education with special education major who is a senior at Lindenwood. Besides being the LSGA representative for CSU, she is involved in Delta Zeta and the treasurer chair for Lindenwood Greek Council. She believes that getting involved on campus is a great way to meet new people and believes it opens up many doors for one’s future. One of things she enjoys seeing/participating in throughout the organizations that she's involved in is seeing them grow. She believes CSU is growing into an outstanding ministry that keeps taking it to the next level, and she's glad to be part of an organization dedicated to the members that are involved and welcomes those that are interested.
Retreat - Heather Goldstein is a senior at Lindenwood. Her major is elementary education with an add-on of early childhood education. She is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, and LU Students for Life. She loves to run, scrapbook, and travel. This year, she hopes to positively minister to students on campus and spread the love of Jesus Christ!
Liturgical - Sean Davis
Pro-Life - Lisa Frichtl
Secretary - Paul Downing
Marketing - Kim Sommerkamp
Work and Learn
Matt Deken works at the LU-Newman Center. He is a history major who plans to graduate in 2015. He thinks the people at the LU-Newman Center are kind, funny, and very welcoming. He is happy to be part of the CSU family.
Kate Blattel is a sophomore here at Lindenwood University. She is an elementary education major. She has an obsession with panda bears and the color blue, so if she had a blue panda she'd be pretty excited. She is so stoked to be a part of CSU! She is the social media person of CSU with Faith! Follow us on Twitter for inspirational quotes, Bible verses, updates on CSU, etc. @LuNewman.
Jordyn Hawkins is a junior at Lindenwood University and is majoring in accounting. She was born and raised in St. Peters, Mo., and attended St. Dominic High School. She belongs to All Saints Parish. In addition to CSU and the Newman Center, Jordyn is active on campus in the business club and the women’s rugby team. She has worked at Quick Trip in St. Peters, Mo., for three and a half years. This past fall, she began to referee high school volleyball for the Missouri State High School Athletic Association. Her most recent achievement was getting accepted into the summer accounting internship program at Enterprise Holdings. Jordyn encourages everyone to come and check out the Newman Center, for it has so many great things to offer!
Ali Brassel is excited to work at the Newman Center. Her faith, family, and friends are at the very center of her heart. She loves music and basically anything vintage. She has a weird fascination with the Kennedy family (yes, like John F. Kennedy). She truly believes laughter and chocolate is the best medicine for anything and boy, does she love corny jokes. She enjoys the simple things in life and is inspired by just about anything and everything. She loves old people, reality TV (Honey Boo Boo is her guilty pleasure show), and naps. You can usually find her with a camera in her hand because she owns her own photography business! Strike up a conversation with Ali about cameras and photography and she can guarantee that you will become fast friends.
Abbi Maybary is from Springfiled, MO. She has a twin named Holley and they have billions of funny and weird twin stories. She also has older sisters who are twins, Katie and Marci. She LOVES to cycle, run, and play any sport she can get my hands on. She is a Pre-Med major, hoping one day to be a Medical Examiner - AKA a forensic pathologist. She can't wait to graduate and go to medical school!