New students at Saint Vincent Seminary in 2017-2018 include:
SAINT VINCENT ARCHABBEY
Brother Robert S. Austin, O.S.B., of Hagerstown, Maryland, is entering the pre-theology program. He is a 2009 graduate of North Hagerstown High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in theology from Mount St. Marys University in 2013. The son of Lucy Austin of Hagerstown and Michael Austin, he professed simple vows as a Benedictine monk in July.
Brother Samuel Pinheiro, O.S.B., of Vinhedo, Brazil, is a 2008 graduate of Colegio Pro Cotil, Limeíra, São Paulo, Brazil. He has a bachelor of arts degree from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas. He is the son of Adão Jose Pinheiro and Vanía Aparecida Pedro Pinheiro of Limeíra, Brazil.
Brother Placid Sellers, O.S.B., of Penn Hills, graduated from Penn Hills Senior High School in 1975 and from Edinboro University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in communication graphics in 1979. His past work experience has been in photography, video production and graphic design.
DIOCESE OF ALTOONA-JOHNSTOWN
Michael A. Pleva of Altoona is a 2013 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Gannon University, Erie, in 2017. He is the son of Russell and Mary Ann Pleva of Altoona.
Justin P. Treon of Cresson is entering the pre-theology program. He is a 2013 graduate of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, Ebensburg, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, in 2017. He is the son of Raymond and Mary Ann Treon of Cresson.
DIOCESE OF COVINGTON
John D. Baumann of Walton, Kentucky, is entering the pre-theology program. He is a 2011 graduate of Saint Henry District High School, Erlanger, Kentucky and studied philosophy at Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus. He is the son of David and Julia Baumann of Walton.
Jordan M. Hainsey of Hollidaysburg is entering the theology program. A 2007 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design and marketing from Saint Vincent College in 2011. He is the son of Raymond and Denise Hainsey of Hollidaysburg.
Dale M. Nieberding of Dayton, Ohio is a 1976 graduate of Carroll High School, Dayton. He earned a bachelor of science degree in horticulture from Ohio State University in Columbus in 1980 and completed a bachelor of Sacred Theology degree at Saint Augustine/Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a son of the late James R. and Mildred F. Nieberding.
DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH
John P. Flynn of Valencia is a 2013 graduate of Aquinas Academy. He studied international business at Saint Vincent College and completed a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Duquense University, Pittsburgh in 2017. He also studied at the Community College of Allegheny County. He is the son of Michael V. Flynn and Heather Flynn of Valencia.
ARCHDIOCESE OF HANOI
Tam Nguyen of the Archdiocese of Hanoi is a 2009 graduate of My Tho High School, Nam Dinh, Vietnam. He studied computer science at Hanoi University of Science and Technology. He is the son of Dinh Tien Nguyen and Chin Thi Luu of Dam Dinh, Vietnam.
Vien Nguyen of the Archdiocese of Hanoi is a 2011 graduate of Nguyen Khuyen High School, Nam Dinh, Vietnam. He studied law at Vietnam National Univeristy of Law. He is the son of Vinh Nguyen and Xuyen Tran of Nam Dinh.
ARCHDIOCESE OF BEIJING
Joseph Chen Guo of the Archdiocese of Zhang Jiakou, China, is a 2010 graduate of Sheng Xin High School, Han Dan. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in Chinese linguistic literature from Beijing Normal University and has also studied at Beijing Diocesan Seminary. His parents are Jun Jian Guo and Pin Shu Wang of Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, China.
DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG
Craig A. Gilbert of Delmont is a student in the master of ecclesial ministry program for the Diocese of Greensburg. A 1985 graduate of Titusville High School, he earned a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989. He also received a certificate in pastoral ministry from Seton Hill University, Greensburg. He is a son of the late Lyle and Sandra Gilbert.
Michael P. Dargay of Greensburg is a student in the master of ecclesial ministry program for the Diocese of Greensburg. He is a 1980 graduate of Central Cambria High School, Ebensburg. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Seton Hill University in 2017 and has also studied at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. His parents are Michael S. and Barbara J. Dargay of Colver.
Robert W. Stauffer of Adamsburg is a student in the master of ecclesial ministry program for the Diocese of Greensburg. He is a 1978 graduate of Greensburg Salem High School. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Seton Hill University, Greensburg, in 2017. He is the son of Irene D. Stauffer of Greensburg and the late John W. Stauffer.