September 2020

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


Mike Handler '74 was ordained a Deacon for the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Mike Handler '74

The Aldine Education Center was recently renamed for its former Assistant Superintendent of Administration, Ken Knippel '76. The facility will now be known as the Kenneth R. Knippel Education Center. Read here how Ken’s dream became a reality.


Donna Merritt '83 has published a book of Bible poems. She is offering Nolan Catholic Vikings a chance to pre-order.

The Tony Hernandez ('84) Memorial Golf Tournament was held in early March. Tony’s brother, Tom Hernandez '85, organized the event which fielded a lot of Tony’s family, friends and co-workers, including Terry Almarez Graham ’86, Nick Ibarra ’84, Paul Hood ’84, Rob Snelus, Ben Sanchez, class of ’22, Thomas Hernandez ’20, Richard Pena ’85, Joey Drago ’86, Will Angus ’86, Riley Shaw ’86 and Tom and Bev Dolenz Walsh ’84, ’84 who are all pictured below.

Tony Hernandez Memorial Golf Tournament
Tony Hernandez Memorial Golf Tournament
Tony Hernandez Memorial Golf Tournament
Tony Hernandez Memorial Golf Tournament
Tony Hernandez Memorial Golf Tournament

Michelle Anish Wessel '90, Director of Human Resources at NCHS, is taking on the position of NCHS Program Director for the Girls’ and Boys’ Golf Teams.

Alyssa Fenoglio '99 and her dad,  NCHS, Mike Fenoglio '72, took an outdoor tour of the new buildings on campus in early August. Alyssa is living in France working for Sanofi as Head of Global Excellence in Consumer Healthcare.  She and Mike are pictured outside of the gym where Alyssa said, “I spent a lot of time.”

Alyssa Fenoglio '99 and Mike Fenoglio '72

Shannon Ware Stegall '98 spoke with the Nolan Catholic faculty and staff in "A Conversation About Racism."

Shannon Ware Stegall '98

Tiana Sanford '01 spoke to the faculty and staff during an in-service session on social justice.

Tiana Sanford '01

Natalie Svacina '02 has received the National Art Education Association’s 2020 Western Region Museum Education Art Educator Award.  This is a national award in which the association names a top educator for each of a several areas of the country.  It is the top award that a museum art educator can receive. Natalie is recognized for her exemplary contributions, service and achievements. She currently serves at the Education + Residency Director at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft where she oversees all of HCCC’s educational programming, including hands-on activities, workshops, camps and the artist residency program. Photo by Andrew Buckler.

Natalie Svacina '02

Joe Rangel '06 teaches history at St. Andrew Catholic School and returns to NCHS to serve as an assistant football coach for the Vikings this Fall. 

Matthew Hegeman '06 is running as a Democrat for Judge of the 67th Judicial District Court in Tarrant County.


“The Puzzle of Peruvian Tribute,” an article written by TCU student Courtney Kimmel ‘14, will be published in the journal Cultura y Historia.

Sr. Mary Avila, aka AnnElise Corpany ’13, tells her vocation story to Sr. Joseph Andrew, host of “And the Truth Shall Set You Free.”

As he likes to say it, “another door has opened” for Reegan Ledet ’15.  Reegan will spend this coming year in Novitiate for the Salesians of Don Bosco. "This year is dedicated to reading and reflecting on the Salesian Constitutions and way of life, living in community with my brother Salesians, and above all growing in my relationship with God."

Check out Abby Pfaff (‘15) Photography in the e-news.

More than 175 Angelo State University student-athletes, including Emily Keoughan ’17, have been named to the Lone Star Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2020 spring semester.