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Pilot to Pilot:

Connecting Generations of SJND Students Featuring KCBS Reporter Bob Butler ’71

All That SJND! Students Perform ‘Chicago’ The Musical

Coach Lippi Makes Northern California Basketball History

Pilot Profile: Startup Maven, Catalyst for Change Honoree and 2018 SJND Commencement Speaker


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2 017-1 8 B OA R D OF T RU ST E E S Teasha Cable, Chair Singularity University

Richard Davis, Vice Chair Retired, AT&T

Father George Alengaden, ex officio Pastor, Saint Joseph Basilica Parish

Mike Canizzaro ’66 Retired, Former CFO of the Diocese of Oakland

Evette Clark Dean of Students, Saint Mary’s College of California

Teresa Courville, ex officio Nurse, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Alicia Dlugosh ’95 Trost

Things Change, Including Your Address We all know things change, but your connection with SJND doesn't have to. If you’ve recently moved or your son or daughter no longer maintains a permanent address at your home, please notify SJND with the most up-to-date contact information to ensure Update magazine is sent to the correct location. Visit

Communications Dept. Manager, BART

André Hill ’72 Senior Counsel, Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum LLP

Ken Jennings, ex officio Principal, SJND

Bob Lassalle-Klein Professor, Holy Names University

Steven Levy Operations Manager, Property Management & Construction

Kerry O’Hara ’70 Plain Retired, Bay Area Contract Carpets

Dan Prislin Portfolio Manager, Jackson Square Partners

Chris Seiwald Richard Soublet ’65 Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Kaiser Permanente IT


Around the Statue. ................................................................. 6 SJND Happenings All That SJND! . ........................................................................ 8 Students Perform ’Chicago’ the Musical Coach Lippi Makes Northern California Basketball History ................................................................ 13 Faculty Focus: Jessica Park . ............................................... 14 Assistant Principal of Academics Pilot to Pilot: Connecting Generations of SJND ............ 16 Current Pilots Interview Alumni on Their Aspiring Careers Pilot Profile: Miki Reynolds ’98 . ....................................... 26

Saint Joseph Notre Dame, a Catholic parish high school, provides a dynamic and rigorous college preparatory education. Our faith-filled, diverse, and welcoming community embraces the teachings of Jesus Christ. We develop confident, open-minded, and effective leaders who are ready to live joyful lives of faith, scholarship, and service.

Departments SJND Athletics Recap . ......................................................... 10 Class Notes . ........................................................................... 24 Calendar of Events . ............................................................. 27 Events and Reunions .......................................................... 28 In Memoriam . ....................................................................... 30 Spring 2018 Update 3


to accommodate the larger number of students accessing technology on campus for their learning. The Quad will also undergo a facelift as it is repaved, irrigation lines improved, and draining problems remedied. All of this outstanding work is only made possible by generous alumni and friends of SJND. Please share this good news with them and let them know that we would love to see all alumni celebrating reunions in 2018 (classes ending in a ‘3’ or ‘8’) at our Grand Reunion on Saturday, June 9.

Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends, Looking back over the 2017-2018 academic year, I have much to report to you on a very successful year here on campus. In recent months, I have shared the State of the School with the faculty, staff and parents. I am very pleased to announce that the state of SJND is very healthy and growing stronger thanks to the confidence and support expressed by alumni and friends of our community. In February 2018, a sevenmember accreditation team organized through the WCEA (Western Catholic Educational Association) gave SJND commendable grades in all areas of their final report. Thanks to the dedication and spirit of our faculty and staff, the chair of the accreditation visit lauded SJND for its outstanding college preparatory academic program and its adherence to mission and Catholic identity. In August of 2018, we are prepared to welcome one of the largest freshmen classes in recent history, with 125 freshmen arriving to the Quad for the start of school. Some of these students will be commuting to SJND from the San Leandro BART station, where our newly purchased SJND bus will pick them up in the morning and drop them back at night. In addition, we will install an entirely new Wi-Fi system on campus

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I also want to acknowledge the end of an era of sorts. Kay Reed, the founder of the SJND Advancement Department, will be moving on after many years of faithful and dedicated service to the institutional development of our school. Kay’s creative and strategic work stretched from the start of capital campaigns to the establishment of a planned giving program. Although she did not seek the spotlight, Kay was influential in so many of the recent upgrades in facilities and the remodeling and renovation of campus spaces. On behalf of all of the alumni and friends of SJND, I wish Kay the very best. I am so grateful to God for blessing me with this wonderful opportunity to serve as the Principal of SJND at this unique time in its history. I usually have breakfast once a month with Mr. Aiello, whom I consider a mentor, as I try to be faithful to all of the work that he began at this great institution. I thank all of you for your continued support, and I ask for your constant prayers that SJND may continue to “develop confident, open-minded, and effective leaders who are ready to live joyful lives of faith, scholarship, and service.” Go Pilots! Sincerely,

Kenneth Jennings Principal


Save the date!



Fourth Annual Dream Flight Tuition Assistance Benefit Gala

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m. Claremont Country Club Generously hosted by the Kelly Family • Featuring Mike Pola ’82 and Harrison Wilkes ’03 as Masters of Ceremony • Entertainment by our favorite alumni jazz band The Suggestions • Alumni Speaker – Janley Gomez ’14 • Christi Matri Award for Outstanding Service to SJND - Kerry O'Hara ’70 Plain The Dream Flight Benefit was established in 2015 to raise funds for tuition assistance so that qualified applicants who dream of a transformative Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School education are given the opportunity to attend.

If you’re interested in becoming a Dream Flight 2018 Sponsor, please contact Mollie McFarland, (510) 995-9456.



Around the Statue

SJND Happenings 'Prisms' Wins Best High School Literary-Art Magazine The spring 2017 issue of Prisms magazine has been awarded two national awards from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Scholastic Press Association, one of which places Prisms in the top 500 school magazines in the nation. Congratulations to the 2017 Prisms staff, led by editor-in-chief Mary Carmen Reid ’17, literary editor Rebecca Rochlin ’17, art editor Anna Victoria Serbin ’17 and layout designer Cristelle Hugo ’18.

Pilots Compete in Rotary Club of Alameda Speech Contest Congratulations to SJND students, Daire Donohoe ’21, Qiunton Owyang ’18 and Joseph Picchi ’18 who competed in the Rotary Club of Alameda's Richard D. King High School Student Speech Contest on January 23. Picchi placed first, advancing to the regional speech competition.

FBI Forensics Team Makes Special Visit to SJND Science Class On November 29, a team of five FBI special agents from San Francisco’s Evidence Response Team made a special visit to Mr. Desai’s Forensic Science class where students got the inside scoop on what the agents’ jobs entail, as well as a crash course on a few forensic procedures. During the class, the agents set up stations where the students took fingerprints, tested (fake) blood, and sorted through 80 pounds of dirt for clues. The agents also demonstrated an alternate light source that is used to find blood stains.

The Island Advantage –

New Developments at SJND

We are proud to announce these exciting new changes at SJND! Bay Area Marine Ecology Course

Students will experience the treasures of the Island with this new hands-on course.

Bus Transportation

Starting August 2018, we will offer bus service between the San Leandro BART station and the SJND campus. The bus will also transport students to retreats, field trips and athletic events.

International Student Program

We look forward to welcoming three to four international students to SJND for the 2018-2019 school year through our new International Student Program.

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37th Annual

Crab Feed & Auction Thanks to all attendees who traveled back to 1967 with us for the “Summer of Love” Crab Feed and Auction, which raised over $119,000 for tuition assistance, athletics and student activities.

Pilots Give Back Adopt-a-Family Program SJND completed its annual Adopt-a-Family program this past December, adopting approximately 50 local families in need from the Oakland Catholic Worker, Catholic Charities and Angel Tree programs to help make their holiday season just a bit more special. Homeroom classes, as well as faculty and staff, “adopted” individual families, collecting hundreds of gifts from the families’ wish lists.

Kindness for Kairos Campaign Thank you to the generous donors who helped raise over $10,000 during our Kindness for Kairos crowdfunding campaign which ran February 12-March 26. These funds will support current Pilots’ Kairos experience by offsetting the costs of the retreat, which total nearly $50,000 each year. A special thanks to the Class of 1998 and Class of 2006 for your support! The classes tied for the most classmates who participated in the campaign.

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All That SJND!

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Students Perform Tony Award-Winning Musical ‘Chicago’ Our talented students blew audiences away with their performance of “Chicago” at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in Oakland March 1-4. The musical, which takes place in Prohibition-era Chicago, deals with making celebrities out of criminals, following Roxie Hart and fellow “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly as they vie for fame and acquittal. Mr. Fong, longtime SJND chemistry teacher and unofficial musical theater critic, rated the show “10/10 sticks of dynamite!” Saying, “The vocals are outstanding. The dance numbers are crisp, clean and snappy. Costumes and hair are so realistic it's like you have traveled back into time for the evening.”

Congrats to our theater students and director Ms. Rosi!

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Fall and Winter

Sports Highlights SJND March Madness:

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Reach Regional Playoffs Both the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams advanced to both NCS and CIF Regional playoffs this season. Congrats

to the Women’s Team who won

their second NCS Championship in three years, and fourth in school history.

Women’s Volleyball Team

The SJND Women's Volleyball Team presented Cardinal Newman with gifts before their game shortly after the North Bay Fires left their school with significant damage. The Volleyball Team took second place in league play but fell to Cardinal Newman in NCS playoffs.

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Congratulations to the Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams on a Successful Season! The Women’s Team took third place at the NCS Championship and the Men’s Team took sixth. Emily Perez ’19 continued her impressive junior year, running a 17:43 on the three-mile course to win the NCS Championship. Emily had the fastest 5k time entering the state meet and finished second overall in the race.

Women’s Golf

Women's Golf won the Bay Area Conference Women’s Golf Championship on October 16 and finished the season at 7-0, repeating as league champs for the third year in a row!

Scholar-Athletes Sign with College Teams H Cameron Ba: Basketball

H Tyesen Gordon: Softball

UC Davis

H Angelina Ferreira: Soccer

Notre Dame de Namur University

H Emma Gable: Gymnastics

Ursinus College

University of Redlands

H Alexandra Hauck: Women's Golf

University of La Verne

H Beatrice Levy:

Cross Country/Track Davidson College

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Inaugural Reindeer Run Is a Hit! Over 170 runners turned out for SJND’s Inaugural Reindeer Run on December 2, 2017. The event took place along the water at beautiful Crab Cove in Alameda and included a 5k race, Christmas music by the SJND Pep Band and a visit from Santa. Runners who placed first, second and third in each division took home an official medal and the overall male and female winners scored a $100 gift card. All proceeds supported SJND and the Alameda Food Bank. We hope to see even more Pilots in attendance at next year’s event! Stay tuned for 2018 event details and sponsorship opportunities.

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Coach Lippi Makes

NorCal Basketball History

The Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School Men’s Basketball Team’s February 21 win against Gateway was more than just another win for Don Lippi, the longtime head coach of the program. It wasn’t just because it was the first round of NCS playoffs, in which the Pilots had the number one seed at home, and not just because it would catapult the team to the NCS quarterfinals, and the championship thereafter. This particular win marked an incredible milestone - the 850th win for Coach Lippi, officially cementing himself as the Winningest Coach in Northern California Men's High School Basketball History. “It means a lot of relationships,” he said when asked what the milestone meant to him. “When you’re around that many young people for that many years, they’re now grown up and you run into them, and you run into their children. It’s all about those relationships...I got a call from a past player today who called and said, ‘I’m glad I was a part of those wins...’ [those kids] are forever my kids.” Lippi, who began his coaching career at St. Joseph High School in the 70s,

"Sometimes I have to pinch myself. I’ve got a beautiful family and I get to do my passion every day...These numbers are just numbers." has been coaching high school for 39 years, 18 of which have been here at SJND. He’s coached at various locations throughout the Bay Area, including one season at Stanford University. “When I first started coaching, they started giving me paychecks and I would just put them away. ‘You’re really going to pay me for this?’ I said. I couldn’t believe it. For me, it’s all fun.” A few favorite memories include the 2009 Northern California Championships Semifinal, in which the team, with three minutes to spare, made a 19-point comeback to win the game and advance to State. He also cherishes the 2011 State Championship game, winning it with his son Dominic. On March 3, Coach Lippi was presented with the NCS Honor Coach

Award for outstanding coaching accomplishments, of which include over 850 career wins, 16 section championships and four state championships. And yet, despite these recent achievements, Coach Lippi, who turned 70 this year, doesn’t plan to slow down any time soon. “I’m as energized now as I’ve ever been, same preparation, same effort, same excitement...If I ever stop doing this, I’d have to have, like, 4,000 other things to fill the time,” he joked. “Nothing’s going to give you that same juice, that jolt you feel,” “Sometimes I have to pinch myself. I’ve got a beautiful family and I get to do my passion every day...These numbers are just numbers. A game is just a number. What’s important is what you accomplished with those kids whether you won the game or lost the game.” Spring 2018 Update 13

Faculty Focus:

An Interview with Jessica Park

How long have you worked at SJND and how did you start? This is my 10th year at SJND. I actually started my career here teaching Freshman Physical Science, Biology and Geometry classes. Mrs. Taylor, who was Ms. Stone at the time, took me under her wing and taught me everything I needed to know as a first-year teacher. To this day, I attribute much of my teaching success to her. For the first few years at SJND I taught mostly in the Science Department with

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classes like Biology, Honors Biology, Microbiology and Foundations of Engineering. I then transitioned fully into the Math Department and taught Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra 2, and AP Statistics. I was also the Math Department Chair for one year before I was invited to step into the role of Interim Assistant Principal of Academics.

For someone who might be unfamiliar with your role, what does your job as Assistant Principal of Academics entail? As the Assistant Principal of Academics, I oversee everything that has to do with teaching and learning. This includes curriculum and instruction, counseling, professional development, technology, and library services.

What might someone be surprised to know about you? People are often surprised to hear that I am originally from Portland, Oregon. I grew up in a city called Beaverton, which is right outside of Portland where the Nike Headquarters are located. I decided to trade the gray skies and rain for sunshine and beaches when I chose to attend Pepperdine University for my undergraduate studies. I then moved to Northern California to attend graduate school at the University of San Francisco while also teaching at SJND.

If you didn't work in academia, what would you be doing? I can't imagine myself not working in academia, but if I had to choose, I could see myself owning and operating a dog

CAMPUSNews rescue organization. I rescued my two pups through the Milo Foundation and I have been a huge advocate for pet adoptions ever since. There are so many dogs out there waiting to be adopted into a loving, caring family. Remember: Adopt don't shop!

"I can't imagine myself not working in academia, but if I had to choose, I could see myself owning and operating a dog rescue organization." You spearheaded our recent E3 accreditation process; what was the most rewarding part of that process for you?

SJND Celebrates Successful Accreditation Visit The 2017-2018 school year marked a particularly exciting milestone for Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School: the E3 (Ensuring Educational Excellence) accreditation visit which occurs every six years. This process includes compiling a self-study assessment in the form of a final report over the course of multiple years, which asked faculty and staff to evaluate our school purpose; measure benchmarks in the areas of Catholic Identity, School Organization, Teaching and Learning, Student Support and Material Stewardship; and set new institutional goals for the next six years. From February 11-14, SJND hosted a team of seven talented Bay Area educators who serve in a variety of fields to observe SJND in action. At the end of the process, the Visiting Committee presented their findings and provided a very positive report. The three-day visit concluded with a reception to thank the Visiting Committee and to celebrate our school's many successes! SJND thanks our visiting team of educators for generously devoting their time and applying their wealth of experience to help us continue to improve as a Catholic college preparatory institution.

The most rewarding part of the E3 Accreditation process was seeing all of the work that had been accomplished over the past six years in the form of our final self-study report. Through this process, I was able to take a step back and see the whole picture - six years at a glance - and gain some perspective on the evolution of SJND. There has been a significant amount of change in the school, especially in the last few years, and I truly believe that our accreditation was as successful as it was because of the school's continued commitment to improvement.

What do you love most about working at SJND? I love being a part of the SJND family. As a northern California transplant, I cherish the relationships that I've been able to build with students, parents, and colleagues in this community over the past 10 years. SJND is undoubtedly my second home. I feel incredibly blessed to work alongside my talented colleagues in shaping the hearts and minds of our young Pilots.

E3 Visiting Committee with SJND administrators on the last day of their visit. From left to right: Patrick Cody, St. Ignatius College Preparatory; Kristi McLaughlin, Notre Dame High School; Kimberly Cheng, Diocese of Monterey; Ken Jennings, SJND; Jim Jordan, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory; LaQuietta Hill, Bishop O’Dowd; Cristin Kuehl, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory; Jessica Park, SJND; Brian Swanson, Salesian College Preparatory.

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Pilot to Pilot

"The education that I got at SJND really gave me the know-how to really flourish in the environment that I’m in right now. Even something as simple as having good grammar, it’s so important!" Catalina Villegas ’08

At SJND, we are continually impressed by the accomplishments of our alumni, from career milestones, to awards and personal successes. Credit for these successes is owed to their passion, perseverance and leadership, all qualities SJND aspires to foster within our students during their time as Pilots. Each year, we’re lucky to host over a dozen alums at our annual Career Day, a popular event that allows seniors to learn about the diverse careers our alums hold and to consider various career paths available to them. The impact this event has on our Pilots, who are preparing to take flight on their own journey, is undeniable. With Pilot to Pilot, we wanted to provide another avenue Pilots, giving interested students the chance to connect interest, and to provide alums the opportunity to reflect on plan to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields, the juniors for the communications, marketing and sports fields and had who have excelled in related careers. Thanks to all alumni who to SJND and our students; you play an integral role in helping our

Vicki Bargagliotti, Director of Alumni Relations

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to connect and inspire generations of with and interview an alum in their field of their time as a Pilot. While our students featured here expressed enthusiasm the opportunity to interview alumni volunteer their time and resources students soar!

she does and I was greatly intrigued by our conversation. It isn’t every day that I really get to talk with a professional who works in a field that I hope to gain experience in one day, so interviewing Catalina was a very gratifying experience for me.

What originally prompted your interest in journalism and digital media?

Catalina Villegas ’08 Newscast Producer, Univision By Jenna Duran ’19

Catalina Villegas ’08 is an example of a Pilot who has soared to impressive new heights. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Catalina was a political science major who stumbled upon a newfound love for journalism and digital media. Following her graduation from Cal and a number of internships later, Catalina was able to combine her love of political science and journalism through work as a news editor, producer and anchor at networks including CBS, NBC and Entravision. Currently, Catalina serves as a newscast producer at Univision in Los Angeles. Of her job, Catalina says, “It is stressful and a lot of work, but it is a service to the community and I love doing it. At Univision, we help out a community that is often underrepresented and we always strive to give them the information they need.” As a high school student interested in both the political science and communications fields, interviewing Catalina was an amazing experience. Catalina truly is an expert at what

I had a kind of strange beginning. I wasn’t originally trying to become a journalist or anything like that, I was really interested in political science. My interest actually originated from Mr. Lippi’s class. He’s just so awesome and so animated and I took his AP Government class and loved it. So I decided to study political science, and I went to Berkeley, but as I was doing that, I started merging it a bit with television. I somehow got invited to co-host a television show with a local artist and I started thinking about the possibility of still doing something that was related to politics, but maybe in television. So, as I started thinking about that, I started calling up stations and asking about internships and asking if I could come shadow them.

"A lot of things we do, yes we have an impact, but we don’t really get to see it. I would really love to do a piece where I could say, 'My investigation helped lead to this.'" What role did SJND play in guiding you towards your current career path? First of all, great teachers. Great education. Mr. Lippi, for one, has been a really big part of why I wanted to study politics and why I was prepared. He made me very curious about the topic and helped lead me to the communications part of it, since it is all really intertwined... The education that I got at SJND really gave me the know-how to really flourish in the environment that I’m in right now. Even something as simple as having good grammar, it’s so important! There’s a lot of reading and writing in my line of work and working to make things seem more interesting. Those things are really important, and they only come from a good education, in my opinion...It is not only

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what you learn, but also the curiosity that [teachers] instill in you...I still find myself searching for the answer and not just taking people’s words at face value, looking and searching for that kind of instinct. That curiosity feeds the journalistic spirit to get to the bottom of it and make things better.

Catalina Villegas ’08 stopped by campus on March 27 to talk to Mr. Lippi’s AP American Government class about her experiences in politics as a member of the media.

They think that as a journalist all you’re doing is taking advantage of people when they’re in trouble or when there’s a tragedy. It’s hard to explain to people that all we try to do is help and put them in contact with those who can help them. We do many things to help with the community as a whole.

What is one major goal you hope to accomplish in your profession? One goal for the future is to be able to do an investigative piece that has an impact on the community, whether it be finding out a corrupt politician or being able to help the police in some way. I want to be able to have a tangible impact on something or someone. A lot of things we do, yes we have an impact, but we don’t really get to see it. I would really love to do a piece where I could say, “My investigation helped lead to this.”

What are your most memorable news assignments or interviews? There are probably two things that really stand out. One was covering the 2016 Election; we were live that night as the results were coming in, talking about everything. It was really, really exciting to be a part of that and to be a part of a day that had such a big impact on our country. The second is when the Pope came to Washington D.C. I was a reporter in the field and I attended one of his Masses, and had to do a report on that. It was really impactful and so humbling. It was amazing to be in a position where I could be present at such an important event and meet someone who is so highly revered.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your career and how did you overcome it? Something that has been very challenging is that the job is changing so quickly because of social media. For me, it has been such a challenge to adapt and to get behind the ways [of social media]...Another challenge that I’ve faced is “fake news” and the hatred that some people have towards news in general. Not all news outlets are the same and I think it’s been hard to deal with the criticism of those who dislike the news.

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Bob Butler ’71

KCBS Reporter and Executive Director of Butler Media

By Kobe Kiener ’19 and Adam Campos ’19 Following three years of service as a member of the U.S. Navy, Bob Butler ’71 found his niche in newscasting while attending Chabot College and pursuing a career in DJ’ing. Offered a newscasting gig, he took it and excelled, kickstarting a long term career in media, beginning at KCBS in San Francisco in the 80s. Here, Bob learned about, “paying [his] dues… making sacrifices, and waiting [his] turn.” He

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learned the tricks of the trade and worked ravenously as an editor for 17 years before getting the opportunity to move to reporting, where he has covered everything from politics, to economics and natural disasters. His resume includes a long list of impressive titles, including Diversity Director at CBS, President of the National Association of Black Journalists and National Board Member of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists). Currently, Bob continues to freelance for KCBS, while also running Audiodocu, a company that provides multimedia services and journalism training, as well as Butler Media Diversity Research Institute, which conducts research and examines the diversity of newsroom management teams at television stations in the U.S.

Speaking with Bob was a very valuable experience for me. His rise to success through obstacles really inspires me to continue to improve my myself as an individual and to never stop grinding for my goals. I can somewhat relate my experience on the basketball team with his experiences before achieving status as a reporter. My goal since freshman year was to crack the starting lineup, and it took a lot of “paying dues” to crack it after two and a half seasons. Bob knows what it is like to “pay his dues” and I found comfort in speaking with such a humble and successful individual. In the future, I plan on following a path towards studying business and am curious to see where that path takes me on my journey to a successful life.” - Kobe Kiener ’19 In speaking with Bob, I was able to learn more than I ever would have thought. Since I am planning on exploring a career in media, I was able to take advantage of this opportunity and learn what it is like in the industry. Hearing

about all his experiences during his career made me excited about what I can possibly encounter if I take this career path, and he was able to give me a roadmap for how to get there. After just one conversation with Mr. Butler, I can see how he was able to become so successful in such a competitive field. With his work ethic, his passion to help others, and his openminded attitude, he has built a “Hall of Fame” career. It was an honor getting to talk to him. - Adam Campos ’19

In your many years as a journalist, what is your most memorable news assignment or interview experience? Ah man, so many of them come to mind, but the ones that mean the most are the ones when you are able to help people. Ironically, I think the most important work I did was not for KCBS, it was for another organization, the Journalism Collaborative, that we started in 2007. It was called the Chauncey Bailey Project. Chauncey Bailey was a journalist in Oakland and he was murdered by, we now know, some people that ran a bakery in West Oakland. The work that we did led to the people responsible for that being put in jail…Another would be a story I did in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. I did a story on housing there and I met this couple that had bought their house six weeks before the hurricane. When I met them, it was four years after the hurricane and they were still homeless. Eventually, I did a story that resulted in them getting a place to live now. That means a lot.

"...if you want to be a reporter, there are eight things you have to know how to do, and out of those eight things, five of them are writing." We saw that you run a program to help young journalists. What motivated you to start that organization? I got an internship at KCBS, got hired there in October of ’81 and worked at the station for a number of years. I wanted to go back and get my degree because I had left school before I got it...So I went back [to San Francisco State] in the early 90s, and I had to take this one class to graduate. I finished the class, got

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"People talk about how sometimes you’re lucky, but if you don’t prepare, luck doesn’t really matter. You have to prepare for the opportunity, and sometimes, as they say, you have to make your own luck."

teams?” And they wouldn't tell us. And the thing about reporters is when you’re not given much information, we are pretty good at researching on our own, and that's pretty much what I did. My hope is that by pointing out the lack of diversity in some of these companies, that they will increase their efforts to hire a diverse staff. And in some cases this has worked. Some companies have gotten very good at it, others not so much.

my degree and all that and I began looking around my newsroom and there was not much diversity. So I started going back to this class every semester and talking to people and trying to get young people interested in working in radio news, because most people were going to school for broadcasting or to be a DJ...Because of that experience, I talked about going into corporate HR as diversity director. The company saw what I was doing on my own and they said, “We need somebody to do that for us.” So they hired me and basically transferred me over from the newsroom to corporate and I would go around and talk to colleges and recruit people. And it became apparent to me that young folks had no idea how to get a job...I started talking to young people about how you really get a job [in radio] and what you have to to do. And so in 2000, I joined an organization called National Association of Black Journalists and I joined the board of directors in 2007...We did a fellowship in Tanzania and I learned that the same issues we have as people of color in this country, the same things exist over in Africa. The same lack of training for people of color here exists there too. So I started looking at how we could help those journalists in Africa learn the same skills that we have here. So that’s how I started really getting engaged...I started this non-profit in order to do this kind of training and to get grants to go over there and provide the training that we have here.

I’ve always thought about sports broadcasting [Adam]. What advice would you give to current students who are interested in journalism or broadcasting?

You’re also conducting research on diversity in newsrooms. What impact would you like to see your research accomplish? Well the reason I started doing that research is because we had a meeting with the networks at one point about diversity and we said, “What are your diversity numbers like? I mean, how many people of color do you have working for you?” And they wouldn't tell us. “What is the diversity of your management

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So my first question to you is, what is your plan? How are you going to accomplish that? How are you going to achieve that? ...When I go talk to young people about getting into the industry, I ask those questions and I tell them, if you want to be a reporter, there are eight things you have to know how to do, and out of those eight things, five of them are writing. You’ve got to be able to write...People that work in our industry have to know how to write. One of the biggest complaints I get from people that are doing the hiring is when they get a letter from somebody that’s so poorly written, they would never consider hiring them in the first place. So writing is key more than anything else...A lot of people want to get into sports broadcasting without realizing that the number of jobs available as a sports broadcaster are somewhat limited...There are a lot more people working behind the scenes at these networks that you don’t see on the air. And the behind-the-scenes jobs, they’re good careers, but most folks don’t know about that.

Is there anything you wish you would have done differently in your career? When it comes to my career, I don’t really have any regrets. My career has been what it is, partially because I was lucky, partially because I worked hard to get to where I am today. And now I’m in a position where I’m able to help young people...So I’m fortunate to be where I am today. People talk about how sometimes you’re lucky, but if you don’t prepare, luck doesn’t really matter. You have to prepare for the opportunity, and sometimes, as they say, you have to make your own luck.

for helping him get to where he is today. I have always been interested in pursuing a career in sports. However, I had only considered working as a broadcaster or sideline reporter. Talking to Sean was a great experience because it opened me up to other fields related to athletics that aren’t as exclusive as media. I really appreciated my conversation with Sean, as it was exciting to hear about his fascinating career while also considering my own future. I hope to one day enjoy my job as much as Sean does and, as he commented, I know my SJND education will enable me to do so.

Sean Harding ’11 Fan Experience Coordinator, UC Berkeley By Vianne McKee ’19

Former Pilot Sean Harding has built a successful and intriguing career in the seven years since graduating from SJND. Following his graduation in 2011, he attended the University of Arizona where he majored in communications. After graduation, Sean returned to the Bay Area where he was first hired by Cal Athletics as an intern and worked his way up to a full-time role in the Marketing and Fan Experience Department. As a Fan Experience Coordinator, Sean runs the Cal Athletics social media accounts, email marketing and even gametime entertainment - all aspects that allow him to take in a game, interact with the athletes and have fun. He loves his job and is particularly grateful to the SJES and SJND communities

"A lot of things come through recommendations, so I think the most important thing is volunteering and getting that experience. Also, not burning those bridges... Just keep building those relationships and working hard, never feel like you’re too big to do something." Did you know you wanted to work in sports marketing going into college? No, actually I came in undecided, which I think is totally fine. I went the business route and I knew I always wanted to work in sports but that I couldn’t keep playing, so I was trying to figure out what the next best thing to do was. Thankfully, I got an opportunity to work within the University of Arizona Athletic Department as a sophomore; that’s kind of when I figured out that I wanted to do this kind of thing for a living. I actually didn’t start working in the marketing department, I started in the development department which is pretty much raising money for our student-athletes. But I wasn’t really interested in that...So I joined our Sports Marketing Association on campus and that's how I first got involved with marketing and eventually became the vice president of the club. The biggest thing is you don’t have to know exactly what you want to do; I didn’t, but just through trial and error and figuring out what works and what doesn't, trying a bunch of different internships, I think that’s super important.

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relationships...They’re just normal guys and girls who are really good at the sports they play so it’s fun to get to know them on a personal level.

What advice would you give to students who are interested in pursuing a similar career? There are a couple things: The first is just trying to build some relationships with people and I think that comes from volunteering and putting yourself out there. If there was a way for you to get involved with some sports teams, that’s also a good start....People are always going to ask you “Hey, who did you work with?” The sports world may seem super big but I got my opportunity with Cal because my [current] boss works with somebody at Arizona. A lot of things come through recommendations, so I think the most important thing is volunteering and getting that experience. Also, not burning those bridges because you don’t know who can help you out later on. Just keep building those relationships and working hard, never feel like you’re too big to do something.

What's a typical day at work like? They’re pretty different…We work on the weekends and I’m here late a lot of the time. It’s kind of a grind, I would tell you if you’re not thriving, if you don’t love it, it’s not a 9-5 so you can’t drop your work at 5:00 p.m. and be done for the day and come back in the morning. I spend a lot of time on the weekends at games, that’s when games are usually played, so I always try to give people a heads up who are interested in marketing and sports that you just have to know that there’s a different time commitment to it. The cool thing is I’m at a game on the weekends, I’m not behind a computer in a cubicle at a desk working on accounting and numbers and all this stuff...I’m outside and I’m working with these student-athletes and it’s cool, it’s different.

Do you have any relationships with the athletes? I do, all the time. Every team that I work with, throughout the year I’m working with them on certain video features and different things. When we have our Kids Days on Sundays for baseball, I’m working with the guys and getting our autographs set up. I think that’s the best part, honestly, building those

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How did your SJND education prepare you for your career? SJND really meant everything to me...Everything I’ve learned has been through SJND. I came all the way through elementary school at St. Joe’s, and then through high school. Everything I learned up until college was all SJND, with the help of all the teachers, even your dad (Mr. McKee). I always try to give back to SJND, come back to the alumni games. It’s just a big part of my life. I was there for 12 years and I love SJND; any time I can give back, I always try to.

Do you have any particularly memorable experiences while working at Cal? I was able to produce the Men’s Water Polo NCAA Tournament [at Cal] two years ago, so I produced the National Championship [Cal] actually won. They ended up winning in overtime on this last-second goal and it was so cool watching all the guys jump into the pool and then being able to be part of a National Championship was awesome. I’ve gotten to go to Las Vegas, Seattle and Maui with teams, so I’ve been afforded opportunities that I may not have with other jobs.

Thank You Kay Reed for Your Service to SJND!

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends, Thirty years ago in Update I explored the word, “enthusiasm,” defined by The New Oxford American Dictionary as “fervor… resulting from divine inspiration.” As a recent hire, I was impressed by the enthusiasm of the Saint Joseph Notre Dame community toward the school and its students. The year was 1988, just three years after Saint Joseph and Notre Dame high schools consolidated. The Alumni Association started the Crab Feed, the Boosters sold tickets to basketball games, and who could forget Thursday night bingo, where every parent learned to sell pull-tabs! Yet, the greatest sign of enthusiasm towards the school was the school board’s decision to establish the SJND Endowment. Principal Tony Aiello was asked to hire a professional to build and manage it, and I was honored to accept this assignment. Throughout these many years, I have been privileged to work closely with extraordinarily generous donors and dedicated volunteers to advance our mission of providing excellent Catholic, college-preparatory education in the East Bay. As a result, the SJND endowment distributes hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to support our students and school. In addition, we successfully completed a multimillion dollar capital campaign resulting in a new science center, library, music room and modernized classrooms. We also realized Tony Aiello’s dream of closing Chestnut Street during school hours. This is what enthusiastic, inspired people working together can achieve. As I take my leave, I am pleased to see that enthusiasm for SJND continues. I am especially grateful to the many alumni

and friends who are inspired to remember the school in their estate plans. Your thoughtful generosity will ensure that our institution will continue to grow so students, for generations to come, will benefit from an SJND education. With warmest wishes,

Kay Reed Founding Director of Advancement (1988-2005) Donor Relations Officer (2006-2018)

Join other alums in leaving a legacy at SJND. To learn more about remembering SJND in your estate plan or will, please contact Mollie McFarland, Assistant Principal of Institutional Advancement, at (510) 995-9456 or

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Thank you to Nicole Langford ’17, Valentino Leite-Hall ’17, Emily Prislin ’17, and Rebecca Rochlin ’17 who attended Back from College Day. They shared valuable information about their experiences in applying to colleges and their experiences of being a college student. Their insight and honesty were helpful for our current students. Amelia Khoo ’14 recently received a visit from SJND College Counselor Dr. Bailon. She studies Biomedical Engineering at Brown University, along with her sister Amanda '12 who is a PhD student in the department. Jocelyn Perez ’14 is in her junior year at San Francisco State University studying Health Education.

Congratulations to SJND Alum Cooper Teare ’17 who set a record in running a mile in 3:59 minutes. Cooper attends the University of Oregon. Congrats Cooper and we are cheering you on from Alameda.

2000s Congratulations to Silvano Hernandez ’03 who opened Cinco Tacobar in August 23, 2017 in San Leandro and recently opened a second location in Livermore. Stop by, say hello and enjoy some delicious food.

Danielle Maddix ’08 is a fifth year PhD Candidate in the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) at Stanford University. She has been the instructor for the Advanced MATLAB for Scientific Computing on-campus course at Stanford for the past year. Congratulations to Danielle and fellow Pilot Joseph (Joe) Robinson ’08 on their upcoming wedding!

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1990s Congratulations to Marielle Heller ’97 whose film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” starring Melissa McCarthy is set for release on October 19. Marielle will also direct the upcoming film about Mr. Rogers, “You are my Friend,” starring Tom Hanks. recently interviewed Chris Williams ’98 who coaches Cross Country and Track and Field at Dublin High School. Dublin High School Cross Country is currently the top-ranked Division II team in California and ranked third in the country. Chris and his wife Rebekka have three children. Janice Cantu ’66

Thomas “Sam” Spear ’66

Mark Zimmerman ’68

After working in South Korea, Madrid and Melbourne, Taylor Ashford ’10 now works on legislative efforts advocating for autistic children.

Danielle Maddix ’08

Cooper Teare ’17

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Dave Lillevand ’55 and Peter Lillevand ’57

Silvano Hernandez ’03

Nicole Langford ’17, Valentino Leite-Hall ’17, Emily Prislin ’17, and Rebecca Rochlin ’17

Mark S. Bertinetti ’75


1980s Caroline Zinns ’83 has practiced law since 1999. She recently relcoated her office to Carlsbad. She was also elected to the Board of Directors for the local bar association and has been acting Superior Court Judge Protem since 2009.

1970s Congratulations to John Sanchez ’71 on his retirement after 43 years in public safety. His last 20 years were spent in the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, specifically Half Moon Bay. The Half Moon Bay Review thanked him for his service as a Sheriff and for his involvement in the Half Moon Bay community.

Paul Lindsay ’72 is an Executive Vice President with Epic Insurance Brokers. He has been married for over 40 years, has five children and 17 grandchildren. Mark S. Bertinetti ’75 is enjoying life in Oceanside, Calif. After a career in Chemistry, he is still learning some new and exciting every day about nature.

1960s Janice Cantu ’66 and her husband, Grant Ute recently traveled to Peru. Here they are posing with Machu Picchu in the background. Congratulations to Thomas “Sam” Spear ’66 on his retirement from Golden Gate Fields TV Show, which he started 39 years ago on Labor

Day and hosted it as many as seven days a week. Congratulations to Alumni Council Member Cynthia LaCroix ’67, shown here in front of her beautiful artwork in the LightWaves art exhibit at the Redwood Shores Library Gallery. Mark Zimmerman ’68 poses for a photo with the two current recipients of the Joe Del Sol ’69 Memorial Scholarship Fund, which he established in memory and honor of his dear SJND friend Joe Del Sol ’69.

Start the School Year with New SJND Gear! Check out some of the items sold at the new SJND Store

1950s Two St. Joe's basketball standouts, Dave Lillevand ’55 and Peter Lillevand ’57, along with their children were back on campus recently. Peter is a 2018 Inductee to the SJND Athletic Hall of Fame, and his brother Dave was inducted in 1996.

New SJND merchandise, in addition to items currently sold by the Booster Club, will be for sale at the following events:

• SJND Grand Reunion: June 9 Taylor Ashford ’10

• Grades 9 & 10 Orientation: August 13 • Grades 11 & 12 Orientation: August 14 • Ongoing at select school events and sporting games, in partnership with the Booster Club

Cynthia LaCroix ’67

The SJND Store will also be available online beginning fall 2018.

Paul Lindsay ’72

Amelia Khoo ’14

John Sanchez ’71

Chris Williams ’98

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Pilot Profile

Miki Reynolds ’98

The startup maven and Catalyst for Change Honoree is this year’s SJND Commencement Speaker


n December 13, Miki Reynolds ’98 stood next to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as he declared the day Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. She was among six women who were being honored as Catalysts for Change, a fitting title for Reynolds who has made it her mission to build and support a thriving startup community in Downtown L.A. A Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School Graduate Class of 1998, Reynolds continues to create success in all that she does, using her creativity and innovation to identify gaps and work to fill them. While at SJND, Reynolds was the senior class president and played

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basketball for all four years under the direction of the late Stephen Arlett, whom she greatly respected. She was the first in her family to go to college, attending UCLA where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. After graduating from UCLA, she set out on a career in the technology industry, working in corporate entertainment before transitioning to software development. In 2013, following a successful 10-year career, the company she was working for closed, forcing her to reexamine her career and launching her into an exploratory phase. One thing she knew for sure was that as a software developer, she loved building things.

“I was always building things for other people, but I realized I wanted to build something I was excited about, and that I felt there was a need for,” Reynolds explained. The need? A lack of community for the growing tech hub in Downtown L.A., which she called home. Through her involvement with General Assembly, an organization that provides skills-based tech education, she started meeting with people in her same position - people doing work in tech or creative or entrepreneurship in Downtown L.A., and who wanted to help support that type of growth in the community. “We spent some time trying to troubleshoot, asking, ‘What’s the

“The definition of career success is different for everybody...Explore different possibilities and know that your career paths will rarely be linear and it might look kind of like a jumbled mess sometimes..." problem?’ ‘Why aren’t there more startups here?’ Downtown seems to be this up and coming and thriving place but there seems to be this missing component for the tech community,” she thought. As a result, in 2015 Reynolds and her colleagues co-founded GRID 110, a non-profit which supports startups through an eight-week to threemonth-long accelerator program by connecting them with various resources, such as office space, mentors and programming to help them grow and mature. By the end of this year, they hope to have worked with over 100 companies in industries ranging from fashion tech, to clothing and food. Miki now shares her experiences and expertise with others in the industry, having been a featured speaker at Creative Mornings, Innovate L.A., Lean In Los Angeles and Silicon Beach Fest, among others.

“Change can be a very good thing.” This June, SJND is thrilled to welcome Reynolds back to campus as the 2018 Commencement Speaker to talk about her career learnings and advice for Pilots as they turn the page on their next life chapter. One piece of guidance she’s likely to give students during this pivotal time is something that is also exemplified through her entrepreneurial successes and recognition as a Catalyst for Change: to take more risks and embrace the unknown. “The definition of career success is different for everybody...Explore different possibilities and know that your career paths will rarely be linear and it might look kind of like a jumbled mess sometimes, but that’s OK as long as you’re learning things that you’re enjoying and feel fulfilled by what you’re doing...Change can be a very good thing.”

CALENDAR of Events

MAY 31 Baccalaureate Mass 6:00 p.m.

JUNE 2 Commencement 10:00 a.m.

JUNE 9 Golden Reunion Class of ’68 Grand Reunion Celebration (Classes Ending in ‘3’ and ‘8’) 11:00 a.m.

OCTOBER 13 Dream Flight Gala 5:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER 3 Booster Club Pasta Feed

NOVEMBER 23 Homecoming Alumni Basketball Games

DECEMBER 8 Reindeer Run

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Thank you to the Class of 1947 for your generous reunion gift to SJND.

The Class of 1977 brought old uniforms, yearbooks and lots of wonderful memories as they celebrated their 40th high school reunion at Rock Wall Winery.

As they celebrated their 70th high school reunion they shared in laugher as they talked about their favorite memories of high school. They also honored classmates that have passed away. A special thanks to Donald A. Luttrell ’50 who donated his brother, Eugene Luttrell’s ’47 photos from his time at SJND.

Thank you to the Class of 1987 reunion organizers for planning their 30th Class Reunion.

The Class of 1992 showed their Pilot Spirit by celebrating their 25th high school reunion at Lungomare Restaurant in Oakland.

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Sheila Milroy, Gia Quintero ’83 DeGrano and Kevin Milroy. Michael Hutslar ’65 with Board Member Andre Hill ’72.


Pilot spirit was on full display as hundreds filled Kelly Gymnasium to watch the SJND Men's Basketball Team take on the Bishop O'Dowd Dragons for the first time in 15 years on January 13. The sold-out game was dedicated to Stephen Phelps ’62, an SJND alumnus and President of Bishop O'Dowd. Thank you to the SJND alumni who also stopped by the Alumni Lounge after the game!

Jim Kelly, Jr. ’76 and Rosaleen Collins ’51 Kelly.

Calvin H. Byrd ’89, an All American who played at Villanova brought his son to the game. Board Member Richard Soublet '65 and his wife Kathleen.

Carlos Batholomeu ’61 and his wife Pat.

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SJND Remembers Stephen Phelps,

Class of 1962 | 1930 – 2016 On December 26, Saint Joseph High School alumnus and beloved Bishop O’Dowd President Stephen Phelps ’62 passed away at the age of 73 after suffering complications from a heart procedure. He is survived by his wife, Sue, children, Amy and Chris, and grandson, Boston.

he thought I might learn from whether it was about basketball or current trends in education or history. Steve encouraged me to strive for excellence, to continuously grow as an individual and to share my gifts with those who may need them,” explained Ms. Guevara.

Born June 9, 1944 in Los Angeles, Steve grew up in Oakland and graduated from Saint Joseph High School in 1962. At St. Joe’s, Steve was remembered for his smarts and good grades, weekly readings at Friday Mass, and involvement in Sodality and Intramurals. His brothers Mike ’63 and Paul ’70 also attended St. Joe’s.

Don Lippi, teacher and head coach of the Men’s Basketball team at SJND, first met Steve 45 years ago at a local basketball tournament before going on to work with Steve at St. Ignatius. He reflected on Steve’s desire to start SI’s professional development program in 1996, calling him a pioneer in that sense. “Steve wanted to make people get better. He looked for good people and looked out for them.”

After high school, Steve went on to study at San Francisco State University and the University of San Francisco and devoted his career to serving others. From 1972 to 2004, Steve was a teacher, coach, and director of professional development at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco. There, he touched many lives and was the recipient of numerous awards, both local and national for excellence and innovation in Catholic education and for service to youth. Julie Guevara, Assistant Principal of Student Life at SJND, remembers Steve as a life-long learner, teacher and coach who dedicated his life to passing along knowledge, wisdom and love. “He often left books in my mailbox about anything

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Following his tenure at St. Ignatius, Steve became President of Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, where he served for 12 years prior to his passing. His dedication to the school and its community – through his fundraising work and academic program support – leaves a lasting impact. “[Steve] built O’Dowd into a pillar of the East Bay educational landscape and became an icon in the process. He leaves an incomparable legacy,” said O’Dowd Board of Regents Chairperson and SJND alumnus Kevin Kelly ’79. Steve’s enthusiasm and leadership was also felt at the Diocesan level for his planning and the support he gave to local elementary schools. “I am deeply thankful for Mr. Phelps and his daring audacity to dream bigger than most of us and inspire our vision for Catholic schools to be that much greater,” said SJND Principal Ken Jennings. “He was truly a pioneer in the field of Catholic education.”



ALUMNI Ernest A. Avellar ’45

Mary McDonald ’70

Consuelo Buitrago ’48 Escobar

Mary McDonald ’70 who passed away a year ago was remembered by her family, friends and fellow classmates with the purchase of an art display cabinet for the Main Office. Mary was a talented artist whose work inspired others. Her two children, Bill Connacher ’09 and Claire Connacher ’11 were in attendance. Fellow classmate Kerry O’Hara ’70 Plain spearheaded the campaign to raise money for the cabinet in memory of Mary.

Jill Gonzalez ’87 Griffiths

Mother of Antonio A. Escobar-Rojas ’79, Ana Maria Escobar ’82, and Angela Escobar ’84 Gonzalez

Althea Anderson ’34 Hagemann Stephen “Ray” Hoag ’47 Katherine M. Koepf ’40 Sister of Louise Koepf ’36, William Koepf ’39 (dec.), John L. Koepf ’42 (dec.) and James E. Koepf ’52

Sr. Kay McMullen '57 Cousin of Amy Chaconas '91

Bernard O’Neill ’49 Stephen W. Phelps ’62 Brother of Michael Phelps ’63 and Paul Phelps ’70

Michael L. Stephens ’78 Son of LeRoy M. Stephens ’51 (dec.), nephew of Malcolm N. Stephens ’43 (dec.), Louis E. Stephens ’48 (dec.), and Lyle G. Stephens ’55 (dec.), brother-inlaw of Patricia Contier ’82 Stephens, and uncle of Emilia Kaldis ’19

Robert Valladon ’47 Kristin Wirth ’99

Bill Connacher ’09 and Claire Connacher ’11 with Mark Ritter, Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair.

Editor: Kiersten Olsen, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Contributors: Ken Jennings, Principal Mollie McFarland, Assistant Principal of Institutional Advancement Vicki Bargagliotti, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Cathy McFann, Development Associate

Carolyn Hewitt ’70 and Kerry O’Hara ’70 Plain share a few laughs as they reminisced about their fellow classmate and friend Mary McDonald ’70.

Jessica Park, Assistant Principal of Academics Photography: Saul Bromberger, Tomas Pineda, Christopher Silva, Kiersten Olsen, SJND Yearbook Photographers Design: Marci Stewart Design Production: St. Croix Press

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