St. Lucy's Priory High School - The Regent Magazine (Fall 2017)

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A P U B L I C AT I O N F O R T H E C O M M U N I T Y O F S T. L U C Y ’ S P R I O RY H I G H S C H O O L


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st. lucy ’s priory high school sunday - november 5, 2017 • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

See the FOYER in its decorated glory! Treat your palate in our GOURMET SHOPPE. Finish your Christmas list in our BASKET SHOPPE. Visit HOLIDAY HOME for decor accessories and gifts. Bring the kids to SANTA’S SHOPPE for a photo. Find Blooming Beauties in our GREEN THUMB PLANT SHOPPE. Visit our REGENT SHINE ROOM and see our student accomplishments. Surprise your student with a one-of-a kind buy in the ST. LUCY’S DOLL SHOPPE. OPPORTUNITY DRAWINGS • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ON STAGE

Enjoy Treats In Our North Pole Food Court Seniors - Fresh Pizza… Juniors - Carnival Treats… Sophomores - Chocolate Chip Cookies… Freshmen - Coffee The Parent Club will fire up the grills for gourmet hamburgers and international cuisine. SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, December 10, 2017 Open House for Prospective Students and Parents for more information, visit us at

655 w. sierr a madre avenue, glendor a, ca 91741 DIRECTIONS • North on Grand Avenue from the 210 Freeway • Left (West) on Sierra Madre Avenue

In This Issue The Regent is published three times per year. For all inquiries, please contact the Office of Advancement at (626) 963-0017 or


A Message from Yulanda N. Davis-Quarrie


New Governing Board


BryAnna Wertz ’15


iPad Program Launch


Sara Smola ’08


2016–2017 Donor Honor Roll


Miranda Munoz ’13 Tribute


Class Notes


CHOC Walk 2017 & Benedictine Congress


Giving Back to St. Lucy’s

administr ation Sr. Elizabeth Brown Prioress Sr. Helen Dziuk Principal Judy Hartranft Vice Principal

office of advancement Yulanda N. Davis-Quarrie, CFRE Executive Director of Advancement and External Relations content editor Pam Armus Director of Communications and Annual Giving

Photographs in The Regent are courtesy of St. Lucy’s Priory High School, Portraits by Kathy Photography and Jamie K Photo.


Altarcloth artwork designed and handpainted by Carole Boulware ’15

St. Lucy’s is now on Facebook and Instagram. Follow us @St. Lucy’s Priory High School


a message from the executive director of advancement & external relations


t is a new school year at St. Lucy’s and you can already feel the excitement throughout the campus as students settle into their class schedules and routines and experience the next step towards becoming spiritual, educated, integrated and collaborative young women.

When both of my daughters graduated from St. Lucy’s in the early to mid 2000’s, I can remember feeling a sense of pride of their accomplishments and assurance that they were well prepared for the challenges they were to encounter in college and beyond. The academic rigors, the sisterhood and the faith-based education they both received were truly unmatched, and I will always be grateful for the experiences they had at St. Lucy’s. I have no doubt that this school gave them a strong academic foundation and life-long skills and molded them to be the wonderful young women they are today. As we move forward, St. Lucy’s has the same foundations and mission that have guided it through the last six decades. A large part of the school’s success has been through the support of its volunteer community. Our volunteers are giving of their time and resources at fundraising events, such as our annual Golf Tournament, Boutique and BASH (Building A Scholastic Heritage); they support our student athletes and tri-school 2

activities; and they give to important school programs such as Growing for You and the Technology Enhancement Campaign. These are just a few examples of how our volunteers are making a difference for our students. A culture of giving throughout the school year helps sustain everything we do at St. Lucy’s. Most importantly, a giving culture fosters an environment where our daughters can thrive and grow into women who live a life beyond themselves and become leaders in whatever they choose to do. Whether you are a current parent, alumnae, alumnae parent or community member, your support today and any day of the school year ensures a strong future for St. Lucy’s. It also builds on our Benedictine foundation of work, worship, community, hospitality and peace.


Yulanda N. Davis-Quarrie, M.S., CFRE Executive Director of Advancement & External Relations

St. Lucy’s Welcomes New Governing Board of Directors

St. Lucy’s Governing Board of Directors. Seated (L-R): Sister Helen Dziuk and Sister Elizabeth Brown. Back row (L-R): Antoinette Dunbar, Laura Dandoy, Sister Joan Marie Sasse and Jon Krellwitz. Not pictured: Susan Hyland.


t. Lucy’s has embarked on a new chapter in leadership with an expanded Governing Board of Directors as part of its efforts toward continuing responsible management for the good of the young women we educate and the legacy of St. Lucy’s. The Board of Directors will provide additional foundational and informed support for the school’s future and ensure professional rigor and accountability in the areas of Student Services, Academics, Finance/Operations and Advancement.

These new changes with how St. Lucy’s will be governed will strengthen our school’s mission and bring fresh ideas to how our school grows and moves into the future… —Sister Helen Dziuk

The Board will consist of seven members of school administrators and local business owners who bring their unique experiences and talents to their new roles. Board members include Sister Elizabeth Brown as Corporation President, Sister Helen Dziuk as Corporation Vice President and Treasurer, and Sister Joan Marie Sasse as Corporation Secretary/Retreat Leader. Joining them as officers are Laura Dandoy, a former member of St. Lucy’s Consultative Board and co-owner of The Real Estate Group/REMAX in Claremont, Antoinette Dunbar, an educational consultant and past Deputy Superintendant of Miami Dade School District, Susan Hyland, former member of St. Lucy’s Consultative Board and owner

of the Claremont Club, and Jon Krellwitz, partner in Krellwitz and Kurimoto Financial Planning and investment liaison with Legend Equities Corporation in San Dimas. “These new changes with how St. Lucy’s will be governed will strengthen our school’s mission and bring fresh ideas to how our school grows and moves into the future,” says Sister Helen Dziuk. “We are looking forward to working closely together with faculty, staff, parents and alumnae throughout the year and are committed to serving the academic, personal and spiritual growth of young women for generations to come.”

BryAnna Wertz ’15 Follows Her Passion For Environmental Conservatism BryAnna Wertz visits Victoria’s Peak in Hong Kong.


hile double majoring in Biology and Environmental Science at Whittier College, you would think that BryAnna Wertz ’15 would spend her summer vacation catching up on much-needed rest and relaxation. Never one to rest on her laurels, BryAnna actually spent last summer traveling more than 7,000 miles to Hong Kong to study an invasive plant species and its effect on the Mangrove population at the internationallyrecognized nature reserve, Mai Po. BryAnna’s biggest influences in her field of study are Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, two of the world’s foremost primatologists. Their work with primates and protecting the world’s most precious resources inspired BryAnna to make sure her voice is heard on issues she feels passionate about.

“Mai Po is home to more than 40 species of endangered and vulnerable birds and the largest Mangrove forest on the Pearl River Delta,” explains BryAnna. “I was so honored to be asked by my Environmental Science advisor to be a part of her research team and to accompany her to Hong Kong.” While there, BryAnna also toured the World Wildlife Fund Headquarters/Hong Kong and had lunch with the organization’s CEO and top scientists in conservation biology and environmental science. Currently in her junior year, BryAnna credits her success and determination in college to her time as a student at St. Lucy’s. 4

BryAnna taking measurements on a Mangrove tree.

Research group at the Mai Po Nature Reserve. Pictured (l-r) Robert Kaaret, Alya Allegra, BryAnna Wertz and Emily Montgomery

I think St. Lucy’s really prepared me to handle the stress and workload of college. We were always challenged to think outside the box and to stand up for what we believed in… —BryAnna Wertz

“I think St. Lucy’s really prepared me to handle the stress and workload of college. We were always challenged to think outside the box and to stand up for what we believed in,” she says. One very influential teacher she had at St. Lucy’s was Mrs. Gleason who taught biology and chemistry. Mrs. Gleason noticed BryAnna’s passion for science and encouraged her to pursue a biology degree in college. St. Lucy’s also taught BryAnna many useful skills such as proper note taking, time management and critical thinking skills.

All of these skills have been extremely beneficial to her studies, whether she is defending her views on climate change in an environmental politics class or finding a balance between academics and a social life. She strongly feels that the lessons she learned at St. Lucy’s are irreplaceable and will continue to help her throughout life. In addition to her studies, BryAnna is the Vice President of the HOSA (Future Health Professionals) Club, a team manager for the football team and a coach for the Damien High School Colorguard Team. She feels the girls she coaches have been a big influence on her and how she lives her life. While at St. Lucy’s, BryAnna’s Colorguard coach made a tremendous impact on her, and she strives to be the same role model for the girls she coaches today. “I want them to know that they have the ability to be anything they want to be as long as they keep striving to become the best possible version of themselves,” she explains. BryAnna is planning to graduate from Whittier College in 2019 and enroll in a PhD program for Conservation Biology and Environmental Science. She says, “I would love to work for an organization like the World Wildlife Fund, where I can continue to do research while educating the public about the importance of protecting our planet.” 5

iPad Program Takes Off at St. Lucy’s

Left photo: Student iPad Distribution during the summer. Right photo: Student Tech Team. Back row (L-R): Mr. Geoff Walcha (IT Director), Raelene Cervantes, Sophia Nanni, Melissa Matlock, Jade Distor, Amanda Banuelos, Melayna Navarro, Maya Halim, Audrey Strople, Abigail Dionisio. Front row (L-R): Vanessa Leyva, Julia Oghigian, Emma Miller, Chiara M. Duran, Kendra A Schoenick, Arden Mahintorabi, Justine Reyes, Mrs. Charity Ellis. Not pictured: Elizabeth Alderete and Hannah Silvestro.


t. Lucy’s iPad program is in full swing this 2017–18 school year, thanks to the many faculty, staff and students who have laid the groundwork for a successful launch.

Two years ago, St. Lucy’s embarked on a mission to bring new technology to the campus that would better provide students with the learning tools to prepare them for college and beyond. Phase I of the Technology Enhancement Campaign (TEC) upgraded our school’s network infrastructure to allow for enhanced WiFi service and connectivity. Phase II brought the technology to campus where teachers learned how to integrate the iPads into everyday learning with their students. This summer, students picked up their iPads and finally began the process of using the devices in the classroom and for their studies. St. Lucy’s iPad program lends students the use of a school iPad for a fee each year they attend school. The iPads are replaced every two years and students will have the option to purchase their devices for a reduced cost when they graduate. The annual fee helps to maintain the program, iPad security and management systems and pay for insurance and a variety of educational applications that are available on every device. A large part of the iPad program’s successful launch has been due to the Tech Team’s SWAT team members (Students Working to Advance Technology). The SWAT team consists of a group of students who are available daily to assist other students and teachers with iPad education and troubleshooting. Each team member volunteers twice a week at the Help Desk and are always available in the classrooms to answer questions from students and teachers. “Even though the SWAT team has only been in place for a couple of months, they already are making a tremendous impact on the program’s success,” says Geoff Walcha, St. Lucy’s Director of Information Technology. SWAT team members are also seeing how their work not only benefits their fellow students and teachers, but also themselves. “Although the school year has just begun, the SWAT team 6

has had a profound impact on both myself and the St. Lucy’s community,” says junior Justine Reyes. “It has personally taught me how to effectively communicate and assist others in ways I have not done before. It also has taught me how to be patient, especially during the more difficult days.”

Even though the SWAT team has only been in place for a couple of months, they already are making a tremendous impact on the program’s success… —Geoff Walcha, IT Director

SWAT team members have found that the program offers them the skills to work through challenges and find solutions together, and that they are seen as an asset to making sure the iPad experience goes as smoothly as possible. For senior Melayna Navarro, being a member of the SWAT team has taught her many skills she didn’t realize she had. “Through this experience, I have learned much of what it is like to be on the other side of customer service, as well as keeping active my problem solving skills to help others,” she says. Moving forward, the entire Informational Technology Team is committed to providing the support students need to be successful in using their iPads. SWAT team member Audrey Strople believes the program is a step toward the future of technology and digital education and opens the door to students the various fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). “Perhaps most importantly, this program helps students embody the St. Lucy’s ESLRs (Expected Schoolwide Learning Results) and mature into educated, collaborative and integrated young women,” comments Audrey.



t. Lucy’s recently heard from alumna Sara Smola ’08 regarding an article she wrote for the Los Angeles Times last June about an up-and-coming singer for the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. We found out that Sara is now the managing editor for Pasadena Magazine, a lifestyle publication for more than 120,000 readers in the San Gabriel Valley, and she has her own lifestyle blog, Since we love to hear from our alumnae, we asked more questions about her experience since graduating from St. Lucy’s and how the school has influenced her life.

Tell us about your current job. At Pasadena Magazine, I manage freelance writers and photographers and have had the opportunity to collaborate with prestigious organizations and notable people that I never would have imagined meeting—including curators from The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens as well as the Norton Simon Museum (Ms. G’s art appreciation class that I took my senior year has certainly come in handy!) What jobs have you had and how did you get in to your field? I’m still figuring out what field I want to be in even at 27! I’m still not sure what I want to be when “I grow up.” Not every job I’ve done has been glamorous or fun, but each one has helped me grow as an individual. I originally

wanted to work in film or television. In college, I did several entertainment-related internships including participating in casting for reality shows like ABC’s “Wipeout.” It was really rewarding to see the final outcome on television and be able to say, “I helped make this happen.” Eventually, I got burned out from the driving, long hours and little pay and decided the entertainment industry wasn’t for me. I then worked at an architecture firm, assisting with their marketing and website development. I was the youngest worker there, except for the interns, and didn’t feel that I fit in the male-dominated environment. I felt frustrated not knowing what my next career move should be and decided to take a break from the “9-to-5” and use the money I saved to travel. It’s not a career move I’d recommend but it worked out for me. While traveling, I kept a journal of my adventures and realized I wanted to give writing, something I’ve always loved, a try. Tell us about your time at St. Lucy’s. I was extremely lucky to have supportive parents who trusted and allowed me to make my own academic decisions, most of which were college-focused but during my senior year at St. Lucy’s, I went “all in” on the creative extracurricular classes. I opted out of taking a fourth-year math class (much to the dismay of my mechanical engineer father) and instead I gravitated toward the arts. 7

Going to an all-girls high school has really shaped me to become a strong, independent woman and inspired me to forge my own path, regardless of how unconventional it may be. —Sara Smola ’08

I took film with Mrs. Haeflinger, Creative Writing with Mrs. Malerba, Sewing with Mrs. Cecala, Art Appreciation with Ms. G—just to name a few. I really credit these classes for sparking the creative side of me. Where did you go after graduating St. Lucy’s? I went to the University of Redlands, where I majored in English with an emphasis in writing. Personally, I didn’t want to get lost in the shuffle of a large school, having had a great experience with the one-on-one interactions and genuine relationships I built with my St. Lucy’s teachers. I’d run into my high school teachers outside of school and they would always address me by my first name. I wasn’t just another student to them and felt really valued. I could tell my teachers really cared about my success—but they also weren’t going to just hand me an “A” either! In fact, college was surprisingly easy for me because of the solid educational foundation that was built during my four years at St. Lucy’s. How did St. Lucy’s influence you in in your job and life? Going to an all-girls high school has really shaped me to become a strong, independent woman and inspired me to forge my own path, regardless of how unconventional it may be. St. Lucy’s taught me to value myself and to set high expectations which later set the bar pretty high when it came to settling down. I found a great partner in my husband who respects me and encourages me to go after what I want.


Who and/or what are your greatest influences? It’s cliché but I’m going to say my mom is my greatest influence (and not just because I know she’ll be reading this!). Despite my unconventional career path, she always supported my ambitions and reassured me that it didn’t matter what I did in life as long as I was kind. She’s always been my greatest supporter. When I played volleyball at St. Lucy’s and appeared in the local paper, she’d drive around town trying to track down multiple copies. She did the same exact thing when my article appeared in the L.A. Times. And, of course, she always tells the clerk exactly why she’s buying them too! Aside from my mom, I’m continuously inspired by female entrepreneurs. I had the opportunity to interview Rosie O’Neill, co-founder and chief creative officer at Sugarfina, a luxury candy boutique. It was a great opportunity to pick her brain about how she turned a random idea into a national multimillion-dollar brand. Anything else you would like to share? I’ve taken photos that have been featured on media materials and websites for Madewell, Anthropologie and J. Crew. I’m currently taking a break from photography while pregnant with my first child. (Update: Sara recently gave birth to a son, Connor James.) Connor James

2016–2017 Donor Honor Roll annual giving Mother Augusta Society

Hanlin Gao and Bing Mu The Kowalski Family/Modern Lighting Founder’s Guild

Eric and Sarah Inkrott Robert and Candice Schoenick Benedictine Benefactor

Scott and Tina Elenberger Hospice MD, Inc. S D G Construction and Development Golden Oak

Laura and Mark Dandoy Joseph and Miriam Davis Michael and Delia Duran Edison International

Norma Giuliucci Judith Jones Lorena Reynoso ’83 Diana Fryke Schiro ’79

Anonymous Donations Augustyn Foundation Trust Thomas and Marie Bryan Anna Cardilino Fox, ’77 Robert Jagielski

St. Lucy’s Society Douglas and Becky Jewett Jonathan and Christa Krellwitz Elmer and Mariette Pineda Cecilia Ramirez Michael and Rose Rummer

Waleed Shindy and Niveen El Guindi Jerald and Julie Smith Robert Smith Eric and Nancy Vail

Melissa Hohl Silvers ’85 Christine Thornton ’77 Elizabeth Vislay Yaeger ’80

Blue and White Circle Omar Aguilar Linda Barretta ’72 John and Catherine Begin Capital Group Co. Charitable Foundation Don Casper Tim and Diana Clark CR&A Custom Inc. Chelsea De Llamas ’93 Colleen Dieterle ’76 Daniel and Karen Donohoe Sabir and Marina Enabi Arlene and Michael Ferrante Mark and Anna Fox Ray and Dolores Garcia Patricia Sherman Gilb ’70 Dorothy Gonzalez

Linnette Guidera ’87 Bruce and Karen Herring Fuat and Ivat Kavak Francis and Nadiene Kuhn Leak Specialists Ley Drew Inc. Enrico and Mercedithas Liwanag Steve and Theresa Manning Northrup Grumman Foundation Michael and Stacey O’Connor Pacific Panel Products Corporation Mallory Canobbio Prest ’02 Julie Roberts ’99 Daniel and Zahra Sauter Jeff and Elizabeth Schoeni Jeffrey and Christina Schwan Serv Pro

Marie McDonald Sirney ’66 Ray and Kathy Spencer St. Lucy’s Class of 1986 Lisa Stella ’98 The Printers Sylvia Thoma ’89 Clarence and Danita Tinker Laura Worthington Toledo ’67 Paul and Shonda Tombrello Frank and Rhonda Tripepi Leslie Trujillo Jim and Diane Tucker Steven and Trenita Ward Wells Fargo Matching Gifts Program Aung Wun and Janet Torres Wun Alex and Belkis Zorzoli 9

2016–2017 Donor Honor Roll Regent Club Albert and Susanne Abad Sam and Hala Alam Theresa Gainey Alford ’79 Anonymous Dan and Cathy Aparicio Erlan Ross and Margaret Banks David and Lorraine Bauer Chris and Ednalyn Berg Laura Bok ’06 Daniel and Janel Boose Mark and Chris Campbell Carlos and Evelina Canizales Carolyn Staples Chase ’00 Jolene Verlich Crittenden ’89 Nance Naish Cruce ’78 Dave Pycz Construction, Inc. Mary Ellen Severance De Silva ’71 Eliseo and Valentina Dela Cruz Leslie and John Dierking Christi Cox Elflein ’80 Mary Ann Voller Emch ’79 William and Mary Fowler Bob and Liz Fryke Laura Smolka Gallardo ’99 Ismael and Grace Gomez Maria Gomez Catherine Mc Laughlin Goodrich ’81 James and Ann Grivich Theresa Daverio Haisley ’81 Melanie Knight Hertig ’87 Deborah Hooley ’68 William and Mary Hubbert Deborah Loeffler Hunter ’71

Marie Smith James ’79 Mary Bowen Jercinovich ’76 Susan Molz Johnson ’71 Rachel Belanger Keller ’93 Jennifer Espinoza Kendrick ’90 Brooke Norton Lais ’98 Eric and Lori Lavik Felipe and Ligia Le Franc Valeria Leiva ’91 Sal and Rosa Mancilla John and Gabriella Manganiello Toni Susann Martorana ’98 Marla Navo Mc Kemy ’80 Jack and Annabel McNicoll Herb and Juanita Mercer Luis and Zarina Molina Samuel and Lemma Mourani Jesus Navarro and Marla Mendez-Navarro Joseph Navarro Majid and Lana Nazha Kara New ’14 Keith and Jennifer New James Oghigian Orange County United Way Ann Bowen Orosz ’79 Ramon and Betsaira Pabon Richard and Betty Palomino Carlos and Rose Perez Danee Beck Petrich ’71 Carole Gemeinhardt Quackenbush ’66 Frank and Edna Quichocho John and Patricia Quintero

*Includes all donations other than BASH, Boutique or Growing for You pledge payments.


Diane Lopez Reed ’75 Gheiza Rosales Courtney Scott ’02 Linda Gatti Sears ’79 Jennifer Seman ’10 Terese Schiro Sholander ’79 Jane Martinek Slyker ’65 Maria Solana ’79 Candida Giuliucci Szabo ’75 Allan and Joy Tanjuaquio The Benevity Community Impact Fund The Kula Foundation Robert and Dove Thiess Karl and Rosemary Thompson Toni Pearsall Thomson ’73 Paula Trudeau ’72 Don and Cheryl Uhler Edward Valizan Michelle Marroquin Vest ’84 Mira Vinski Katie Marrinan Ward ’90 Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Jennifer Robledo Wesley ’91 Lynn O’Neill Williams ’79 Casey and Arlene Yeazel Robert and Antonia Young

2016–2017 Donor Honor Roll growing for you Benedictine Benefactor

Edison International David and Sandy Lee Italo Malerba and Amy Butz Malerba ’84 Robert and Candice Schoenick Jerald and Julie Smith Golden Oak

Raymundo and Elizabeth Bautista Frank and Patricia Borges Jovi and Edith Cacnio Tom and LaVita Casper John and Gricelda Chavez Claggio Designs Michael and Delia Duran Nemesio and Mary Jay Duran Steve DuRousseau Scott and Tina Elenberger Steven Floum and Theresa Lieu John and Norma Gaffney Claudio and Leticia Gallego Brian and Kelly Gauer Marc and Annette Gibbens

Saul Gonzalez and Eunice Munoz Bradley and Thu Gribble Darin and Wendy Gruber Tirta Halim and Indrawati Sulaiman-Halim Jon Hubbert and Angella Reina Hubbert ’81 Douglas and Becky Jewett Robert and Denise Johnson Reid and Karleen Killen Rene and Irene Lopez Patrick and Elsa McKiernan Samuel and Lemma Mourani Andrew and Rosario Naranjo James Oghigian Elvis and Iris Ortiz-Wayland

Aristides and Mary Orue Dennis and Susan Paragas David and Stephanie Pycz Albert and Rania Raad Gabriel and Irene Rodriguez Richard and Marisol Romero Jasper Rosario and Edi Jimenez Sabeh and Joanne Samaha Ric and Aries Serafin ShiFang Sun and Wei Shan Brandon and Krysti Tauer Jim and Diane Tucker Timothy and Sharon Vang Zeljko and Kristina Vinski Water Management Group

St. Lucy’s Society Gerry and Sarah Atendido Thomas and Elizabeth Augustin Moussa and Rania Bachoura Donald and Rochelle Balacuit Daniel and Mona Barajas Raul and Jeanette Barcenas Charlie Benedict and Elizabeth Benedict-Gonzalez David Benson and Erikca Brown David and Sally Brooks James Butz Stephen and Glenna Byork BZ Equipment Services, Inc Augustine and Rosanna Caballero Carlos and Heather Celaya Robert Clark and Michelle Fogarty Clark ’84 Kyle and Julie Cline Greg and Lisa Crosmer Daniel Barajas M.D., Inc. Dion and Frances Diggs Kevin and Shannon Duffy Kevin and Kassandra Garcia

Ulises and Elizabeth Garcia Adrian and Christiane Gomez Ismael and Grace Gomez Ronald and Sylvia Granados Kenneth and Raquel Hazama Brandon and Cesarina Johnston Thomas Kelly and Christina Lucio Kelly ’89 Greg and Roisin Lammers Joe and Gloria Leyva Cary and Michelle McCaslin Ramona McMillan Todd and Janine McRiley Randall and Robyn Moore Gary and Tanya Moreno Peter Mouhawas and Rita Hamaty Maged Nakla and Mona Girgis Majid Nazha and Lana Sarky Ricardo and Lenet Pacheco William and Carol Parrish Mita and Steven Peters Jose Pi and Mildred Pliego de Pi Phillip and Eleanora Portera

Kelly Preite Louis and Annette Price RE/MAX Champions Anthony and Patricia Reyes Nader and Sirine Roumi Joseph and Roxanne Rubert Jesse and Violette Ruidera Francisco and Irene Ruiz Nolison and Victoria Sale Adel and Marline Sayegh Jeff and Elizabeth Schoeni David and Masae Smith Joe and Anna Speer Anthony and Susan Spina Hanny and Sherine Tadros Scott and Jere Thrasher Bradley and Lisa Vernaci John and Angela Viencek Sherman and Connie Wang Bryan and DeAnna Wertz Clarence and Louise Wong Alex and Belkis Zorzoli 11

2016–2017 Donor Honor Roll Blue and White Circle


Norbert and Cecilia Alba Gilbert and Victoria Alderete Ferdinand and Percy Alviz Dan and Cathy Aparicio Michael Ashbey and Emmylou Maldia-Ashbey Chris and Ednalyn Berg Tony and Michelle Bingham Kelly and Laura Bruce Steve Campagne and Carrie Mehas Campagne ’89 Adam and Jennifer Capitano Yung-Tsung Chang and Karin Chen Cesar and Jessica Chavez Benjamin and Elinor Compuesto George Dabdoub and Mary Kay Stephens Dan and Claudette Dain Fermin and Teresa De Casas Michael and Michelle DeMarco Michelle Denopra and Jesse Resari Gilberto Diaz and Maria Michel Manolito and Lilia Dionisio Roger and Jocelyn Distor Rafael and Julia Esqueda Sean and Marla Evans Concepcion Faundez Jaime and Julie Gonzales Sean and Valentine Greiner Carlos Gutierrez and Linda Tunstad Oscar Gutierrez and Maria Avila

Manny and Valarie Hernandez J. Guadalupe and Felipa Herrera Jason and Elizabeth Hill William and Denise Houck Xiao-Ming and Yichen Huang Todd and Mary Hull Incline Consultants Association Reid and Patricia Jensen JT Structural Engineering & Consulting Kirkland & Ellis LLP Joel and Cristina Ladores Robert and Julie Lavezzari Felipe and Ligia Le Franc Paul and Monica Lee Henry and Kim Lomeli Fred Mahintorabi and Sylvia Duran Mark Marroquin Roberto and Tina Martinez Martin’s Auto Brent and Sheila McClure Martin McFadden and Tami Pieri McFadden ’87 Donald and Carolynn McWhirter Harold Miller III and Heather Steffler Miller ’92 MMCo Matching Gifts to Educations Ben and Cristina Morales Frank and Marisela Moreno Keith and Jennifer New Mike and Ana Ojeda

Eric and Michelle Andreasen Anonymous Donations Edward and Linda Bender Guillermo and Cynthia Brana Edward and Shannon Carpinelli Cesar and Giselle Castaneda James and Amanda Castellanos Mauricio and Leticia Castillo Christopher and Rachel Corvese Scott and Vicky Darrow Felipe Delgado and Abigail Manzanares Delgado ’92 Bernard and Mary Dionisio

Regent Club Alan Dunn and Patricia Lind Dunn ’88 Daniel Farinella and Claudia Salazar Byron Garcia and Mary Ann Llamas Thomas and Nicole Greep Ron and Melissa Hale Jose and Teresa Hernandez Samuel and Herlinda Martinez Segundo and Sayda Moran Gus Murguia and Martha Arrona Gloria Nammour Joseph Navarro Michael O’Connor and Stacey Guerra O’Connor ’92

Jose and Raquel Pacheco Manoj and Swarnalipi Parida David and Carla Peltz Thomas and Phyllis Phelps Gordon and Lena Prodan Jim and Kathleen Prunty Felix and Ardelina Quiamas David and Dolores Quiroz John Tregg Ries and Sara Ruffalo Ries ’92 Cesar and Jean Robles Eric and Lisa Rowe Patrick Rowland and Elaine Kelly Rowland ’84 Daniel and Danette Sanchez Erick and Anna-Marie Silva David and Angie Simpson David and Giselle Smith David and Shannon Tetreault Clarence and Danita Tinker Michael and Blanca Torres Don and Cheryl Uhler Cindy VanderLinden David Vasquez and Darla Estrada Vasquez ’84 Susana and Ramone Vazquez Nikki Vitale ’88 Mike and Judi Welch Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Wells Fargo Matching Gifts Program

Arnedo and Agustina Pascua Paul and Simone Philips Lolita Reyes Julie Roberts ’99 Lee and Joan Scott Seasonal Changes Luis and Elaine Sequeira Emma Soto Jessica Tovar ’97 and Jesus Rodriguez James and Dawna Wolak

2016–2017 Donor Honor Roll tribute gifts In Honor of

In Memory of

Golden Oak ELIZABETH FRYKE SCHOLARSHIP Given by Diana Fryke Schiro ’79

Golden Oak SOFIA GIULIUCCI-HOSFELD ’78 SCHOLARSHIP Given by Norma Giuliucci

Blue and White Circle DANIELLE HERRING ’01 Given by Bruce And Karen Herring JENNIFER SAUTER SPENCE ’84 and KRISTIN N. SAUTER ’04 Given by Daniel And Zahra Sauter CHARDONNAY WARD ’11 Given by Steven And Trenita Ward

St. Lucy’s Society JACKIE BRISTOW ’06 SCHOLARSHIP Given by Jackie Bristow Memorial Foundation

Regent Club CLASS OF ’71 and SISTER ELIZABETH MY BIOLOGY TEACHER Given by Deborah Loeffler Hunter ’71

Thank you for your generosity!

Blue and White Circle CAROLYN LAPIERRE ’86, LAURIE LAMBERT ’86, CATHRYN CHASE ’86 Given by St. Lucy’s Class Of 1986 MARY and ERNIE DIETERLE Given by Colleen Dieterle ’76 RUTH TRIPEPI and FREIDA REILEY Given by Frank And Rhonda Tripepi Regent Club LORI ANN MURRAY ’79 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Given by Theresa Gainey Alford ’79 SOFIE GIULIUCCI and JANE MABIE Given by Nance Naish Cruce ’78 LORI ANN MURRAY ’79 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Given by Mary Ann Voller Emch ’79 ED FUERTE SPIRIT Given by Maria Gomez LORI ANN MURRAY ’79 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Given by Lori Nielsen Lavik ’79 ELIZABETH C. MCNICOLL Given by Jack and Annabel Mcnicoll LORI ANN MURRAY ’79 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Given by Ann Bowen Orosz ’79 FRANCES R LOPEZ Given by Diane Lopez Reed ’75 LORI ANN MURRAY ’79 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Given by Terese Schiro Sholander ’79 LORI ANN MURRAY ’79 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Given by Maria Solana ’79 MICHELLE THOMPSON LANDRITH Given by Karl And Rosemary Thompson MR. AND MRS. WALLY PEARSALL Given by Toni Pearsall Thomson ’73 LORI ANN MURRAY ’79 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Given by Lynn O’Neill Williams ’79

These lists were prepared by the Office of Advancement to the best of our capabilities and represent gifts received between 7/1/16 and 6/30/17. Please contact the Office of Advancement with questions or corrections at (626) 963-0017 or


T R I B U T E T O M I R A N D A M U N O Z ’ 13 Miranda Muñoz, Class of 2013, passed away on August 13, 2017 in a car accident on the 405 Freeway. It was sudden, it was fast, it was unexpected. She was one of the most vibrant people I knew. She had just sent me a Snapchat about half an hour before the crash. She was so alive in that instance—then gone so fast. I have known Miranda my whole life. We met when we were both toddlers so we shared 20 plus years of memories together. I was lucky enough to go to St. Lucy’s with her and will share a few of Miranda’s best experiences during her time in high school.

Miranda (left) and Zayi (right) during preschool days.

A proud moment at St. Lucy’s Graduation.

She loved to draw and thus found a great love for the art classes at school. You could bet on finding her mixing colors and painting in the art room. Her favorite thing about St. Lucy’s was the First Chance Dance! Every year she encouraged our friend group to get matching shirts, and she would then throw her hair up in a fun side ponytail and dance the night away. If you knew Miranda, you would also know she had a very specific voice—a little raspy, deep and easily recognizable. One of our English teachers would consistently suggest that she become a radio show host with a unique voice like that and she always loved that idea.

She lived a full, happy life and I know she was proud of the woman she had become. It isn’t easy losing a best friend, sister, and classmate, but having this St. Lucy’s community come together keeps all of us a little bit stronger. —Zayi Reyes ’13

We have both long since graduated from St. Lucy’s and things have changed, but I felt that it was important to share these details because it was such an important place for Miranda. St. Lucy’s had a huge impact on her personal growth and understanding of the world. Even until the end, we would reminisce on moments we shared at St. Lucy’s and the fun times we had. Post-graduation, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a flight attendant and was able to travel to many beautiful places. She lived a full, happy life and I know she was proud of the woman she had become. It isn’t easy losing a best friend, sister, and classmate, but having this St. Lucy’s community come together keeps all of us a little bit stronger. Miranda, we will miss your laugh, your sense of humor, your fashion, your strength and your friendship. You will be forever in our hearts and we love you.

Miranda (left) and Zayi (right) together during happy times at St. Lucy’s.


Zayi Reyes Class of 2013

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Jennifer Brooks ’06 married Arturo “Art” Aguilar on May 5, 2017 in San Marcos, CA. St. Lucy’s alumnae Katie English ’06, Katherine Salter ’06 and Nicole (Raney) Starkey ’06 attended the celebration. The couple plans to honeymoon in Australia in January 2018.

Kathleen Parker ’72, RN, is a part-time nurse for Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in San Pedro. Kathleen graduated from John F. Kennedy University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and the Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health with a nursing degree. She lives in Seal Beach and enjoys time with her four grandchildren.


Charity (Capili) Ellis ’97 married Aaron Ellis DHS ’98 this past July at the Lindley Scott House in Azusa. The bridal party included Karina Kirana Vollmer ’97, June Concepcion ’97, and Trinity Capili ’00. Aaron is the brother of Angela Ellis Bradshaw ’00 and his best man was another Damien alum, Chris Rocha DHS ’98. Both live in Glendora and enjoy watching movies and catching up with friends.

Natalie Alvarado ’99 is an attorney for Samuel Crowe & Associates in Ontario. She graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law and UC Riverside with a Bachelor’s degree in History. She also is a board member of the Ontario Kiwanis Club and a partner at UpRight Law.


Sister Maria Laetitia, SV ’01 (formerly Michelle Medina) professed her perpetual vows with the Sisters of Life in August 2016. The Sisters of Life were founded in 1991 for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of all human life. Sr. Maria Laetitia graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s degree in History and the University of La Verne with a Master’s degree in Education. She now resides at Sacred Heart Convent in New York City. Jillian (Baucher) Farrell ’03 and her husband, Noah, welcomed a second son, Oliver Charles, on May 24, 2017. Jillian is a registered dental hygienist, providing in-home dental services to special needs and homebound patients.

Natalie Nguyen ’06 is a Wildlife Veterinarian for the U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center. She graduated from the Western University of Health Sciences with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Minnesota with a Master’s degree in Public Health. She resides in Madison, Wisconsin. Heather (Pycz) Strain ’06 married Eric Strain on January 27, 2017 at the Alta Vista Country Club in Placentia. Heather’s sisters and St. Lucy’s alumnae, Lauren (Pycz) Karns ’05 and Stacey Pycz ’09 were members of the bridal party. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and reside in Fullerton.


Samantha James ’13 recently graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Education Sciences. She played on the UCI soccer team all four years and is now working in the event industry. Julie James ’11 is living in Boise, Idaho, finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Physiology and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Kinesiology. Jackie James ’09 lives in Denver and works as an electrical engineer for Balfour Beatty.


Chuck Ballingall Date of Passing: August 9, 2017 Chuck served the students at Damien High School for 36 years as Director of the Debate Program, AP Economics teacher and the voice of the Spartan’s announcer booth for Damien basketball and baseball. Chuck will be greatly missed by family, friends and the tri-school community.


Class of 2007 - 10 Year Reunion Britanny Black ’04 welcomed a daughter, Harper Owens, in January 2017. She graduated from Clark Atlanta University witha degree in Mass Media Arts. She resides in San Dimas.

CLUBHOUSE 66 Friday, December 22, 2017 from 6 p.m.–10 p.m. Tickets are $60 individuals and $100 for alumnae and guest. Donations are always accepted. Buy tickets at: Enter 'regents' for access. For more information, contact Danielle Lopez at dani. 15

CHOC Walk 2017


early 400 team members from St. Lucy’s, Rancho Cucamonga and Chaffey High School joined forces on Sunday, August 27 at the annual CHOC Walk in the Park at Disneyland to walk for Team Justin’s Helpers.

Justin was born with Lissencephaly ARX, a rare brain disorder that, for Justin, brings seizures, chronic lung disease, and gastrointestinal complications requiring outpatient treatment and sometimes hospital stays at CHOC.

All St. Lucy’s families were invited to join the CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) team, “St. Lucy’s Love for Justin”, in support of alumna and school counselor Patricia (Padilla) Helper ’91 and her son, Justin.

The turnout for Team Justin was astounding, raising more than $50,000 for CHOC! Thank you to everyone who made this important event such a success!

St. Lucy’s Presents at Benedictine Conference


our St. Lucy’s student leaders were selected to accompany Religion chair and teacher Laura Morin to attend the National Benedictine Youth Congress July 16–18 in Atchinson, Kansas. Students from 10 Benedictine high schools gathered and celebrated their common traditions, shared the ways in which the schools live by St. Benedict’s rule and created lasting bonds.

“The time we spent in Kansas at the Benedictine Youth Congress was truly an eye-opening and life-changing experience in light of the many things we learned and the amazing people we met. We were able to return home with a renewed understanding of our Benedictine identity as a school and as a community, allowing us to instill within others a sense of work and prayer,” says Molly Tucker, ASB President. 16

(L-R) Savanna Fakhoury ’19, Molly Tucker ’18, Gabriella Wertz ’19 and Valerie Mikhail ’18.

giving back to st. lucy ’s You Can Leave a Lasting Legacy to St. Lucy’s We are so grateful for each and every one of our supporters who have helped us make a positive difference in our ability to achieve our mission. You can create a bigger impact than you may have ever thought possible simply by thinking ahead and making a commitment to provide long-term support to St. Lucy’s. As you create or refine a plan to protect and provide for your family, please remember that you can include a gift to St. Lucy’s that will support the quality education we provide your daughters for years to come and carry on a lasting legacy of your values. Making a gift is easier than you may think. Depending on the gift arrangement that you choose, you can: • Feel secure about the future of your loved ones. • Maintain control of your assets for life. • Receive tax benefits. • Give more than you ever thought possible. Through an endowment, you can make sure St. Lucy’s Priory High School continues to receive the support needed far into the future. If you are interested in exploring a gift to an endowment, a planned gift or blended gift, please contact Yulanda N. Davis-Quarrie, CFRE, in the Advancement office at (626) 335-3322.


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