October 2020

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


Mark Tompkins ’77 and Mark Veteikis ’77 scaled a 14er just to say they did.  They climbed Handies Peak in Colorado, a high and prominent mountain summit of the San Juan Mountains range in the Rocky Mountains.

Mark Tompkins ’77 and Mark Veteikis ’77

Michele Martinez ’80 retired from the Texas Department of Transportation after 28 years. She went to Israel for her retirement trip and had been working part-time at the Kimbell Art Museum. Michelle’s new pastime is quilting!

President Leah Rios gratefully accepted the gift that Tony Hernandez’s (’84) Memorial Golf Tournament presented to Nolan Catholic High School.  President Rios is pictured here, back row, left to right, with Irene Hernandez (Tony’s sister-in-law), Bob Cox, Eva Cox (Tony’s mother), Tom Hernandez ’85 (tournament coordinator); front row, left to right: Isaiah Sanchez '24 and Ben Sanchez '22 (Tony’s nephews), Chris Hernandez (Tony’s widow), Thomas Hernandez ’20 and Joseph Hernandez (Tony’s nephews).

 Tony Hernandez’s (’84) Memorial Golf Tournament

Joe Ralph Martinez ’85 is the FWISD Board of Directors’ appointee to the TAD (Tarrant Appraisal District) Board of Directors. Read about it in “Inside FWISD.” 

Kevin O’Brien ’87 was featured in the Grosse Pointe News.  He released his second album, “Microwave Love,” and is preparing to release a third and fourth one and go on tour.


Andrew Harper ’99 recently joined the College Readiness & Success Division at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to develop and implement the forthcoming, statewide TXWORKS Internship Program. Andrew also serves as a regional vice president on the Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) Board of Directors.


If you’re going to live in Texas, you better learn how to play soccer when you’re young!  Here’s a photo of parents who are all ’05 graduates with their three- and four-year-old children who all play on the same soccer team plus a few spectators!

The parents l. to r. Elizabeth Eder Northern, Brittanie Beckerich McGee, Crystal Fenoglio Dover, Anand McGee, Nicholas Punches, Stephanie Murray Murphy, and Anna Johansen Punches. The little ones l. to r.: Ravi McGee, Juliet Punches, Penny Northern, Presley Dover, Janie McGee, Connor Murphy, and Davis Northern

Alumni Soccer Team

Allyssa Williamson ’05 is a diamond broker for “One Rock.”  Did you see the video in the Alumni Business Highlights of the October e-News? Watch it here.

Elizabeth Eder Northern ’05 competed in and completed the  International Association of UltrarunnersVirtual Global Solidarity Run at the end of August. She ran 48.23 miles in the six (6) hour run.  Read about it here.

Charlotte Muskrat Smith ‘06 had big changes to her life during this pandemic.  Westley Keith Smith was born in May to Charlotte and her husband, Jarid. Westley’s two-year-old sister, Evelyn, adores him. The second big change is that Charlotte is now serving as Department Chair for the English department at Saginaw High School

evelyn and westly.jpeg

Kelly Sullivan ‘09 is engaged to Christian Komecki. A summer 2021 wedding is planned in Cambridge, Mass.

Kelly Sullivan '09

Evangeline Braden '13 and her dad, Tom, toured the improvements to the NCHS campus.  Pictured with them is Brad Billeaudeau, Engineering Teacher and Project Facilitator for Robo Vikes, who gave them a tour of the Engineering department in the IDEA building. 

Evangeline Braden '13

Jenny Harper ’16 and Travis Jarman ’16 are engaged to be married.

Jenny Harper '16 and Travis Jarman '16

Gemma del Carmen ’18 was profiled for The Catholic University of America’s website. Read here about how she is promising to be a defender of social justice.