ALUM ADDRESS UPDATE OR INFORMATION SUBMISSION
To update your email or home address, learn more about alumni events and activities, submit alumni news, or submit information for Focus, contact Henry Chandler via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the office at 574-234-2904, or via mail at 453 N. Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, Indiana 46617.
Class of 1964
Dan O'Neill retired from the South Bend Fire Department in 1990 but is involved in keeping the history of the department alive by scanning and saving images of SBFD members putting out fires and going through the day-to-day routine of the firehouse. Some of these images date back to the 1950's and were hanging in various firehouses around the city. Dan has painstakingly worked to add names and places to identify the photos which currently amount to 1,500 images after two years of work.
Class of 1989
Nathan Gunn was inducted into the South Bend Community Hall of Fame on November 15th at Century Center in South Bend. Nathan is a world renowned operatic baritone and a 2009 Grammy Award winner for best opera recording. He is currently on the faculty at the University of Illinois, is the Swandlund Chair and the co-director of the Lyric Theater at Illinois.
Holly Kuzmich is the Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas. The Institute staff presents policy recommendations on domestic and global issues that face the United States and the global community.
Class of 2000
Peter Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, has announced that he will not seek a third term as Mayor. He has formed an exploratory committee to gauge the possibility of a bid for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020.
James Mueller, Executive Director of Community Investment for the City of South Bend, has announced his decision to run in the May Democratic primary for Mayor of South Bend.
Class of 2006
Jake Teshka is the executive director of the St. Joseph County Republican Party and was recently chosen by the Party to assume a vacated seat on the South Bend City Common Council. He will represent South Bend's 5th council district.
Class of 2007
Drew Olson was ordained to the priesthood in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, June 29th, the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. The ordination took place at Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Madison and was followed on Saturday, June 30th by Drew's Mass of Thanksgiving at the Catholic Center on the University of Wisconsin campus.
Class of 2010
Kelly Scholl Jones is the Light of Learning Award winner from Our Lady of Hungary School in South Bend. She will be honored at the Diocesan Light of Learning banquet in the spring of 2019.
Class of 2011
Class of 2012
Juan Constantino was named the Outstanding Male Latino Young Professional in Indiana by the Latino Expo. He received his award at the Latino Expo Gala in Indianapolis on December 8th.
Class of 2013
Elizabeth Kuntz participates in the Cooking for Christ ministry at Saint Pius X parish. As part of the Young Adult parish group, she prepares casseroles four times a year at Saint Pius for delivery to the Center for the Homeless in South Bend. Each cooking session begins with a reflection and then, under the supervision of a chef, the casserole preparation and cooking begins. Elizabeth will graduate in December from the Indiana University South Bend School of Nursing.
Class of 2015
Sofia Carozza has been selected as a Marshall Scholar to study in the United Kingdom. Click here for the story.
Class of 2017
Annalena Bellm has been selected as a member of the Class of 2021 Sorin Scholars program at the University of Notre Dame. She was selected based on a competitive application process and her academic performance in the First Year Studies program at the University.
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Class of 1988
Andy Kuruzar suffered a major stroke last year that left him blind and disabled. A Gofundme page been started to raise money to offset the cost of physical therapy and recovery. To make a donation to help Andy go to https: https://www.gofundme.com/dhtzf-andy Contact Andy's friend, Rick Brogle (email@example.com) for more information regarding Andy's progress.
Happy 102nd Birthday
Brother Wilbert Leveling, C.S.C. who served at Saint Joe from 1953-1969 will celebrate his 102nd birthday on February 12th. Happy Birthday, Brother, and thank you for your devoted service to Saint Joe from 1953-1969.
Request from A Former Faculty MemberBrother Leo Legendre, C.S.C. is trying to locate color photos of the murals on the walls of his classroom in the former school at 1441 N. Michigan Street. The murals depicted scenes and persons in American history and were painted by a talented Saint Joe artist. Brother Leo would also like to hear from any of his former students and discover what they have been doing since leaving Saint Joe. Please contact Brother Leo at the address below if you are able to access such photos. Brother Leo Legendre, C.S.C. | 495 Maple Lane | Valatie, New York 12184 | Phone: 518-784-9481, ext. 246
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Missing YearbooksThe Alumni Office needs yearbooks for 1977 and 1978 to add to its collection. If you have yearbooks for those years and would be willing to donate them to the Alumni Office, please contact Alumni Coordinator Henry Chandler at 574-234-2904, ext. 547 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Yearbooks for SaleThe Alumni Office has yearbooks for numerous classes for sale for only $5 each. Please contact Henry Chandler, Alumni Coordinator, if you are interested in purchasing one or more. His contact information is: 574-234-2904, ext. 547 or via e-mail at email@example.com.