Hey guys! My name is Matthew Wood, I'm the President of CCM. I'm in the class of 2023 and I'm studying Mathematics and Leadership Studies. My hometown is Stafford Virginia, not quite Northern Virginia but very close. My favorite event that CCM held was the Beach Retreat to Sandbridge beach in my freshman year. It was the very first CCM event I went to and got to meet a lot of the community and some of my closest friends now.
Hey everyone! My name is Marylee Helbling. I am a Junior majoring in Marketing with a minor in Graphic Design. I am the Communication Chair for the CCM Leadership Team and I am super excited to be on team again. I am from Fredericksburg, VA, and I love to take random trips to the mountains and/or the beach whenever I can with friends. Here in Newport News, I love going to Lion’s bridge for the sunset and hanging out on the lawn when it’s nice outside (small groups on the lawn are pretty great). My favorite bible verse at the moment is from James 4:8, “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.”
PAQUETTE - SOTO, Laura “Junior”, age 19, formerly of Fredericksburg, VA of the parish, St Mary of the Immaculate Conception, was a third-year majoring in Classical Studies. She was an active member of the CCM at CNU and served as the Faith Formation leader in the current year. Junior was often seen doing her favourite activities, which included dancing, painting (watercolour was her preferred medium), meeting new people, or being in the company of friends. One of her favourite Bible chapters was John:15, specifically verses 12-13 “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
I am very excited to work in my new leadership position in CCM at CNU. My major is music composition, but I may continue with a major or minor in German or philosophy. I play piano as my primary instrument as well as viola in orchestra. After college I would like to go to Europe for a career or compose score for film. Hopefully I can grow in CNU's excellent community as I meet new people. I am eager to continue supporting the growth of the Catholic faith while in college!
Hi! My name is Emilygrace Louis. I'm a rising senior music major with minors in math, Spanish and leadership, the Vice President of CCM and a Marching Captain. I'm from Arlington, VA. I like Taylor Swift and animals. My favorite bible verse is Psalms 3:4 “you, O Lord, are a shield around me. My glory, you keep my head held high.” <3
Helloha! My name is Anthony DeTrane and I am a rising sophomore majoring in Finance and minoring in Leadership! Fredericksburg, VA has been my home up until coming here to CNU. Aside from CCM, I involved at the university as an RA in York River West, and am a member of the Honors Program, President’s Leadership Program, and Club Rugby. I am very excited to begin in this role as Evangelization chair and I pray to help others in discovering intimacy with Christ!
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Howdy! My name is Jamie Cross. I've called Chesapeake, VA home for the past 10 years, where I'm a parishioner at St. Stephen Martyr. I am a sophomore double major in History and Leadership Studies, with minors in Latin and Biology. Besides CCM, on campus I am a member of the CNU Swim Team, Colleges Against Cancer, the PLP, and Honors Program. My life motto is ad maiorem Dei gloriam, which translates to, "for the greater glory of God," and I'm passionate about living that out as I strive for sainthood!