CLASS NOTES

May 2020

Send class notes to Pat Pierret by the 15th of each month to be included in the upcoming Alumni Class Notes.

1980s
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Phil Ste. Marie ‘65 announces that his granddaughter, Katie Morton, is the Salutatorian of the graduating class of 2020 at Harvest Christian Academy in Watauga. Her Mom, Angie Ste. Marie Morton, was Valedictorian of her graduation class '89 from Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Worth and his son Christopher was Salutatorian in '99.

Ken Fenoglio ’66 has been recognized with a “Member Spotlight” from the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets Hollingsworth 1876 Society. Recently, “The Guidon,” a magazine for the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Association, highlighted Ken. Click here to read his story and why he has been honored.

1990s

Rita Schattman Rubins ‘91 will graduate from the Villanova University Paralegal Program in May. She and her husband, Dan, announce that their daughter, Rachel, will be attending Franklin & Marshall University this fall - Go Diplomats! Their younger daughter, Amy, will be a freshman at Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia. She notes that they are lucky to live across the street from her parents, Mary Ellen and Mike ('64) Schattman in a suburb of Philadelphia. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, Rita and her siblings, Virginia Schattman Thornton ‘88 and Nathan Schattman ‘87, are rescheduling their spring trip to Nova Scotia to celebrate Nathan’s 50th birthday. 

 

Sabrina Andrews Turner ’96 explains the difference in insurance companies and why you should call her!

2000s

Jonathan Black ’01, a Wealth Management Advisor and Retirement Benefits Consultant with Merrill Lynch, offers alumni the following in these uncertain times: “With the stock market reacting very volatile to the coronavirus pandemic my team and I are helping our clients weather the historic market pullback by focusing on financial planning.  By doing this we can help model out retirement outcomes in a way that matches with our clients’ long-term goals.  Each client is different and unique and we are able to create a solution that is paired to their specific situation.   This helps clients dramatically in not making the wrong decision during these crazy times.  We are also acting as friends and counselors by simply listening to our client’s concerns and helping them assess their current situation with the facts and not emotions as is typical when the market goes a little crazy.” Contact Jonathan.

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Chelsea Pondt Warren ’04 married Jason Warren on Feb 1, 2020 at the Magnolia Ranch in Leonard, TX. These Vikings celebrated with Chelsea and Jason: Jonna Williams Jackson ’04, Chris Leito ’04 and Meghan Favia Anderton ’04.

2010s

Zach Mendoza ’18 won the President’s Award for Outstanding Greek Ambassador at Texas A&M.

One Foot Down, an online magazine for Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans, is highlighting the fall football team, one player at a time. 

 

On April 15, Nana Osafo-Mensa ’19 was the player of the day.  Check it out here.