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, call the office at 574-234-2904 ext. 547, or via mail at 453 N. Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, Indiana 46617.​​​​​​​

Class of 1967
David Goulet has published his fourth novel entitled That's Life, the story of two teenager who meet in college but are pushed apart by a mother and her religious beliefs.  The war in Viet Nam, serious injury, and fifteen years pass before a chance meeting between the two.  Even then, drugs, diamond smuggling, prison, and murder entangle their lives before they
reunite though secrets are still kept.
David is also the author of Desert Snow, Coming of Age, and The Reunion​​​​​​​.  

Class of 2000
Peter Buttigieg, former Mayor of South Bend, is currently campaigning in preparation for the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary as he seeks the nomination of the Democratic Party for President of the United States.

James Mueller began his term as Mayor of South Bend on January 1, 2020.

Class of 2001
Michael Schmuhl is the presidential campaign manager for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Class of 2002
Adam Gill has been named a commercial loan officer by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. He earned a Bachelor's degree in accounting from Anderson University and has an extensive background in banking and financial analysis.

Class of 2010
Tyler Gillean lost his bid for the South Bend Common Council to represent the 4th district in the November municipal elections.

Michael Bradley is a recipient of the Polking Family Fellowship for Law Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He began his first-year law studies in August, 2019 after earning his Bachelor of Arts and Master's in Theological Studies from Notre Dame and working for the Lumen Christi Institute for Catholic Thought in Chicago.

Class of 2011
Rachel Staley became Sister Mary Fiat of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration in a First Profession ceremony at the Mount Alverno convent  in Mishawaka on August 1st.  Sister will continue her discernment with an assignment to vocations work for the next year.

Class of 2015
Maclaine Capshew has begun work for Focus (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) as a missionary on the campus of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.  The goal of Focus is to ".....introduce young people to the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ and raise a generation of world-changers" through the "Win, Build, Send" model.  Maclaine will be working through the Catholic Center on campus engaging students in Bible studies, mission trips, discipleship, social activities and the sacraments. 

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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Alumni Memorial Mass
The next Alumni memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Saint Joseph at the school.  Saint Joe alumni who have passed away since the November, 2019 Mass will be especially remembered. If you plan to attend, please park in the Notre Dame Avenue lot and enter Door A. ​​​​​​​

Happy 102nd  Birthday
Brother Wilbert Leveling, C.S.C. who served at Saint Joe from 1953-1969 celebrated his 102nd birthday on February 12, 2019.  Happy Birthday, Brother, and thank you for your devoted service to Saint Joe.

Request from A Former Faculty Member
Brother 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 Yearbooks
The 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

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Yearbooks for Sale
The 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