Cascia Hall Alumni Notes

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ALUMNI NOTES Jerry Druen ’58 and wife Jolene are living the good life in Florida—golf ing, f ishing, and hunting. John Nichols ’63 and wife Barbara celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on June 3, 2022. They are very proud of all accomplishments of their children and grandchildren. Congratulations! Jim Brown ’70 and wife Melody Brown enjoy spending time with their f ive grandchildren. Tim Crawford ’88 and wife Chris’s sons Jack and Ben graduated from Villanova University in May 2021. Tim and Chris reside in Tulsa, where Tim is Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Tenstreet, LLC. Alison Hart ’90 moved with her family to Chapel Hill, North Carolina last fall after spending 22 years in New York City. Her debut novel T he Work Wife will be published by Harper Collins during the summer of 2022. The story is set in Hollywood, over the course of one day, and follows three women in the orbit of a movie mogul—his personal assistant, his wife, and his ex-business partner —whose worlds collide at an industry party at his home that night. She will be reading at Magic City Books on Tuesday, August 2, at 7 PM and would love to see some of her fellow Commandos stop by to visit. Redmond Sullivan, Braden Hastings, and Jake Wynn are pictured with Rev. Bernard C. Scianna, O.S.A., Ph.D. after their 1st Communion in Spring 2021. Parents are Bill Sullivan ’99 and wife Dr. Carla Sullivan; John Hastings ’01 and wife Nina Hastings; and Emily Miller Wynn ’97 and husband Dr. Michael Wynn. Maria Cervantes Tipton ’98 and her husband, Jerade Tipton, live in Colorado Springs, CO with their two sons, (6 and 8 years). Maria is currently serving as president of the Board of Directors at the STA R Institute. Jerade currently serves as Commander of the 380th Space Control Squadron at Peterson Space Force Base.

We would like to thank Robert Bresnahan ’01 for his leadership as the president of the Cascia Hall A lumni Association board from 2019-2022. Mr. Bresnahan is pictured with Headmaster Fr. Philip Cook.

Erin Burgess ’03 married David Bendel ’04 October 2021 in Turks and Caicos. Many Cascia alumni were in attendance to celebrate the happy couple. From left to right: Cynthia (Wallick) Rose ’03, Mary (Hastings) Grunin ’04, Pat Cullinan ’06, Elizabeth Browne ’03, Robin Siegfried ’67, Erin (Burgess) Bendel ’03, David Bendel ’04, Matt Bendel ’02, Raegen Siegfried ’00, Connie (Davis) Bendel ’02, Zach Harris ’04, Stephanie (Cannon) Harris ’04, and Taylor Wilson ’04. Gregg Cannon ’06 married Vera Bleeker on January 25, 2021. The couple now live in Weteringbrug, North Holland, The Netherlands, which is Vera’s native country. Gregg installs solar panels using a drone to help with location and placement of the panels. Landon McJilton ’06 and his wife, Damara McJilton, had a baby boy named Beckham Arn McJilton on March 3, 2022.


David Vaughan, Jr. ’07 Phillip Choquette ’12 and wife A lexandra are and wife Chloe are the proud the proud parents of parents of a son, Charles Lola Marie Vaughan, “Charlie” Crews Choquette, born December 1, 2021. born on May 31, 2022.

Elisabeth Baluh ’08 married Joe Gerkovich on April 30, 2022 at Christ the King Catholic Church with Fr. Philip Cook, OSA presiding.

Denny Clement ’08 and wife Chelsea welcomed their f irst child, Hudson Robert Clement, on June 22, 2021.

Morgan Driscoll Bird ’09 began nurse practitioner school in August 2021. She and husband Travis Bird had a baby girl, Charlotte Marie, on March 3, 2022. Charlotte joins big brother, Bryan (2).

Brittany Boone Choquette ’09 and Andrew Choquette ’09 welcomed their f irst child, Christian Lee Choquette, on June 8, 2022.

Brittlyn Warren Bravo ’09 and husband Clark Bravo’s f irst child, Bennett Kelly Bravo, was born on October 10, 2021.

Marina Pendleton ’12 recently took a sabbatical from her engineering career in July 2021 and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to work full-time as a musician. After earning her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University, Marina enjoyed four years working in the natural gas industry for Tulsa-based Williams Companies. Marina started playing the violin at age two and was hired for her f irst gig at age eight. She is an alumna of the OC Chamber Orchestra; she has won or placed in numerous state and national f iddle and mandolin competitions over the past 15 years; and performed on stage over 600 times before moving to Nashville. Marina’s music career always took a backseat to her engineering career until May of 2021 when she was recruited to play f iddle professionally in Nashville. Marina felt called to pause her career in the sciences and take the leap to creative arts full time. Katy Engelbrecht ’17 graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in English Literature. She is currently living in Chicago. Cannon Montgomery ’17 scored a crucial touchdown as a receiver for the University of Tulsa football team in the fall of 2021. Cannon walked on at TU in 2017, learned to be a holder for extra points and f ield goals, and worked his way up the depth chart as a receiver, which earned him more playing time. Amanda Outlaw ’18 graduated in December 2021 from the University of Kansas with a degree in Accounting and Finance. She is currently working on a Master’s of Accounting at her alma mater. Wilson Hoyt ’18 graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University with a B.S. in Biolog y, and a minor in Psycholog y, on Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas. Wilson will attend the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, with his f irst white coat ceremony scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 2022.


Grace Stoops ’19, who recently completed her sophomore year at the University of Arkansas, was selected in March 2022 as a f inalist for the 2022 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Stoops is majoring in Public Health in the College of Education and Health Professions with a minor in Medical Humanities. Alexis Cuttler ’20 recently completed her sophomore year at N Y U. She spent the past year studying at the N Y U campus in London, England, as well as interning at Gibson Square Publishing in London. Macy Engelbrecht ’20 is currently attending Virginia Tech. She recently completed her sophomore year majoring in Architecture.

50 YEAR REUNIONS Due to Covid, the reunions for the Classes of 1970 and 1971 were postponed from their original dates in May 2020 and 2021 and held in September 2021 during Homecoming Weekend. Postponing their reunions did not dampen the celebrations for these classes as they enjoyed a reception in their honor where each alumnus received his 50 Year medal, class dinners, the homecoming cookout, followed by the football game, and ending with mass and a brunch on Saturday morning. The Class of 1972 was able to celebrate their reunion in May as most classes have done in the past by coinciding with Commencement. Members of the Class of 1972 who were in attendance were called up to the stage to be recognized during Commencement. They also enjoyed a reception and brunch in their honor as had a dinner together. It is wonderful to see the strong bond these men have with each other, which began when they were students at Cascia. They traveled from all over the country to gather again on Cascia’s beautiful campus to reminisce and enjoy each other’s company.

Class of 1970 Front row: William Thornton, Keith Williams, Mike Henry, Rod Miller, Jim Brown, Robert Laird. Back row: Brady Pringle, Dan Darby, Chuck Blue, Joe Moran, Jim Glass, Sam A llen, Phil Archer, George de Verges, Mike Hef fernan, Mike Madden, Art McIlroy.

Class of 1971 Front row: Tom St. Ville, Brian Wheeler, Mark Thompson, Bob Darby. Back row: Pat Daley, Tom Dilger, Steve Emery, Mark Davis, Brent Smith.

Class of 1972 Front row: Ron Streck, Steve Huntze, John Freese, Gil Parrish, Larry Guthrie. Back row: David Cowdin, Tex Janecek, Mike Eimen, Dave Voeller, John Sparks, John Most, Walter Negley, Paul Sheehan, John Luedtke, Greg Devenish, Steve McNamara, Joe Amberson.


† IN MEMORY † DECEASED ALUMNI AND CASCIA COMMUNITY Current Cascia students, alumni, and siblings, parents, and grandparents of alumni are listed in this section. Spouses are listed if they are alumni.

Alumni Deborah “Debbie” Elias ’87, 12.24.21, Tulsa, OK; mother of Clayton “Trey” Woodrum III ’14 and Taylor Woodrum ’17; sister of Dana Elias Hlobik ’90. Thomas “Tom” Ells ’52, 10.30.21, Austin, TX; brother of Harry Ells ’50. John M. “Jack” Freese, Sr. ’44, 11.20.21, Tulsa, OK; father of John M. Freese, Jr. ’72 and Brian Freese ’77. Sheena Grewal ’02, 10.26.21, Tula, OK; sister of Dr. Shaun Grewal ’99 ( Meg Morley Grewal ’99). Henry Happel ’70, 6.2.21, Magnolia, TX. Stephen M. Hull ’83, 8.18.21, Tulsa, OK; brother of D. Scott Hull ’80. John Jarboe ’58, 5.1.22, Tulsa, OK; father of Sarah Jarboe Tucker ’91 and Susanne Jarboe Pereira ’94; grandfather of Lauren Pereira ’25. Jose E. Kauachi ’58, 4.25.22, Fredericksburg, TX. Sarah Ann Lippert ’01, 3.28.22, Tulsa, OK; mother of Mitch Hughes ’23; sister of Nikki Lippert ’99. Patrick Maroney ’65, 3.5.22, Kansas City, KS. John R. McGinley, Jr. ’48, Tulsa, OK; brother of Patrick McGinley ’56. Paul McGivern, Jr. ’49, 6.12.22, Tulsa, OK; brother of John McGivern ’42†; grandfather of Andrew Curthoys ’06, A lex Curthoys ’09, and Timmy Curthoys ’11. Charles McMahon III ’62, 6.1.22, Tulsa, OK; brother of Patrick McMahon ’64. Thomas Newhouse ’53, 8.29.21, Bellaire, TX. Rev. John C. “Jack” Powers ’54, 12.26.2021, Tulsa, OK; grandfather of A lec Powers ’16 and Emma Powers ’18. Stephen Quentin ’59, 3.4.20, Winston-Salem, NC. Thomas Rheinberger ’44, 10.1.21, Chesterf ield, MO. Dr. Ronald B. Shaw ’71, 9.10.21, Shawnee, OK; father of Blaine Shaw ’02; brother of Roy Shaw ’67† and John Shaw ’74. Roger Stephens ’55, 3.10.20, Hot Springs, A R; brother of John Stephens ’57†. Jill Davidson Winter ’96, 7.11.21, Tulsa, OK; daughter of Louis Davidson ’59†.

Cascia Community Mary Catherine Altendorf, 10.23.21, Oklahoma City, OK; grandmother of Patrick A ltendorf ’06. Margot Arnold, 2.5.22, Tulsa, OK; grandmother of Quaid Arnold ’27. Eric Bass, 11.28.21, Tulsa, OK; father of Kennedy Bass ’25. Robert Bean, 9.2.21, Sapulpa, OK; father of Robbie Bean (CH Staf f ). Benjamin “Bif f ” Beard, Sr., 8.13.21, Montgomery, TX; father of Dcn. Charles Beard ’03 (CH faculty). Robert Begley, 3.16.22, Teaneck, NJ; father of Susan Fitter (CH faculty); grandfather of Leah Fitter ’17, Ciara Fitter ’19, and Risa Fitter ’20. Earl Blewett, 6.14.22, Tulsa, OK; father of Jeralyn Blewett ’28.


Cascia Community Continued Mildred “Millie” Carter, 8.26.21, Tulsa, OK; mother of Roger Carter (former CH Headmaster), grandmother of Mazie Gibbons ’26. John Claybaugh, 8.1.21, Tulsa, OK; father of Paula Baughn (CH Staf f ). Maureen Clements, 3.23.22, Grand Lake, OK; (former CH Middle School Principal). Cynthia Cockerham, 1.16.22, Williamsburg, VA; sister of A lan Ross ’63. Barbara DeK raai, 8.18.21, Tulsa, OK; grandmother of Olivia Stump ’19, Grace Stump ’21, Katherine Stump ’21, and Emily Stump ’23.

Ed Nunnelee, 10.16.21, Tulsa, OK; step-grandfather of Zeke Mullendore ’21. Nicholas T. O’Neill, 9.5.21, Tulsa, OK; father of Anthony O’Neill ’00. Harold Eugene O'Brien, 5.12.22, Tulsa, OK; father of Mrs. Joan Hubble (CH Staf f ). Mary Pain, 3.24.22, Isle of Wight, England; grandmother of Charles “IV” McNamara ’96 and Michael McNamara ’97; great-grandmother of Anna McNamara ’27. Preston Phillips, M.D., 6.1.22, Tulsa, OK; father of Jarrett Phillips ’07.

William “Bill” Dragoun, 10.4.21, Bixby, OK; grandfather of Dr. Nathan Blessing ’04.

John Pickle, Jr., 8.26.21, Catoosa, OK; grandfather of Kyle Carter ’08, Bryce Carter ’14, Jacob Carter ’16, and Briana Daugherty ’17.

Margo Dunbar, 2.16.22, Tulsa, OK; mother of Marian Dunbar O’Neill ’06.

Stanley Porch, 8.17.21, Homen Glen, IL; grandfather of Adam Stoermer (CH faculty).

Prynn Gravley, 12.18.21, Tulsa, OK; mother of A lex Gravley ’99 and Amy Gravley Witkowski ’05; grandmother of Andrew Gravley ’26.

Ronald G. Raynolds, 9.26.21, Tulsa, OK; grandfather of Frances Fuller ’16.

Doris Haddican, 9.25.21, Tulsa, OK; grandmother of A lex Haddican ’02 and Lillie Haddican ’10. Thomas K. “Tom” Hills, Jr., 9.20.21, Tulsa, OK; father of Jef f Hills ’82, Robert Hills ’83, and Steven Hills ’87; grandfather of Natalie Hills Chakraborty ’13 and Emma Hills ’15.

Mary Catherine Sheehan, July 2021; mother of Nolan Sheehan ’69, Paul Sheehan ’72 and Martin Sheehan ’76. Eleanor Smith, 4.14.22, Tulsa, OK; grandmother of Quinnlan Murray ’20, Gannon Murray ’22, and Styrling Murray ’23.

Jola Ann Houchin, 11.2.21, Tulsa, OK; mother of Philip “Phil” Houchin ’96 (Katy Houchin ’02).

Richard “Dick” Stanish, 5.13.22, Tulsa, OK; grandfather of Madeleine Marshall ’12, Isabelle Marshall ’15, and Grant Marshall ’19.

Lucille King, 4.16.22, San Angelo, TX; grandmother of Spencer Kinzie ’06 and Maddie Kinzie ’09.

Carlos Tuttle, 4.14.22, Tulsa, OK; former Cascia Hall College Counselor.

Robert Lundgren, 4.22.22, Tulsa, OK; grandfather of Tyler Todd ’06 and Carter Todd ’08.

Maureen Uhren, 11.17.21, Tulsa, OK; mother of John Uhren ’94 (A llison Scher Uhren ’94); mother-in-law of Catherine Uhren (CH Faculty); grandmother of Anton Uhren ’18, Zach Uhren ’20, and Ellis Uhren ’23.

Constantine “Deno” Michalopulos, 8.5.21; grandfather of Dr. Michael Michalopulos ’09, Luke Kingsley ’14, Mark Kingsley ’16, and John Kingsley ’19. Stanley “Stan” Minor, 8.31.21, Tulsa, OK; father of Clark Minor ’08 and Mary Katherine Ranchhod ’10. Jim Moore, 2.6.22, Tulsa, OK; father of Jackie Moore Furlow ’04 and Elizabeth Moore ’06. Robert S. Morgan, 3.22.22, Tulsa, OK; father of Brad Morgan ’98 and Katie Morgan Hermann ’00. Delores Naiser, 12.25.21, Tulsa, OK; mother of Karen Tennery (former CFO of Cascia Hall); grandmother of Hope Tennery ’10. Tommy Nickell, 10.3.21, Tulsa, OK; grandfather of Drew Weaver ’09 and Jenny Weaver ’10. Sandra Nor man, 4.2.22, Tulsa, OK; grandmother of Lindsay Colgan ’19.

Richard “Dick” Venables, 12.29.21, Houston, TX; grandfather of Will Braley ’15, Matthew Braley ’18, and Luke Braley ’20. Kathryn Wheeler, 5.4.22, Tulsa, OK; grandmother of Clay Pennington ’07, Anne Pennington ’11, and Sarah Pennington ’14.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace.