Category: 2000s

Rachel (Newkirk) Barsella, ’07, receives degree

Rachel (Newkirk) Barsella, BCHS Class of 2007, attained her Doctor of Nursing Practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner from DePaul University, Chicago, in June 2020. Her study “Educational Tool Reduces Parental Stress at Home Post Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Pilot Study” has been published in the Progress in Pediatric Cardiology journal. She is now employed as a Nurse Practitioner in Adult Congenital Heart Disease at the University of Chicago.

Congratulations Rachel!

Dr. John Turner, ’00, earns degree

John C. Turner, BCHS Class of 2000, successfully defended his dissertation towards the Urban Education Studies PhD Program at the Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI. His dissertation was titled “ Black Identity Development on a First Year Affinity Course for African American Males as a Two-Year Community College”. John, while a student at BCHS, was a 1998 CLD Alumni, a part of the 1998 BCHS Football State Championship Team and 2000 All-Star State Marching Band. John received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Indiana State University. He is a 3-Time TRIO Program Ronald E. McNair Scholar. Congratulations Dr. Turner!

Molly (McGlinchey) Clauss, ’09, welcomes baby girl

Congratulations to Molly (McGlinchey) Clauss, BCHS Class of 2009, and her family on the birth of a baby girl, Lyla Jade, in November. Enjoy those precious moments with your newborn this Christmas!

Mary (Wagner) Fuhs, ’02, receives NIH research grant

Congratulations to Mary (Wagner) Fuhs, BCHS Class of 2002, who recently received $439,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study early math skill development. Mary is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Dayton. The project builds on pilot research that provided evidence that the early ability to pay attention to numbers and not be distracted by size, color or shape predicts math achievement in preschoolers.

Read the full story at the University of Dayton website

Ashley (Chandler) Peavey, ’06, welcomes new baby boy

In July 2020, Ashley and her family welcomed their second child, Garrett Dean, into the world. He is the perfect fit with our family and older brother Chandler is in love with him already, she writes. Congratulations Ashley!

Katie (Rudolph) Lubs, ’08, welcomes 4th son

Katie (Rudolph), BCHS Class of 2008, and her husband Daniel welcomed their fourth son John Maxwell Lubs (Johnny Max) into the world in January. He entered this world a whole two weeks early at 8lbs 10oz and 20 inches! He joins brothers Dean, Drew, and David. He has made isolating during this pandemic much more sweet with lots of cuddles and smiles.

James Brooks, ’03, at the Anchorage Newsroom

James Brooks, BCHS Class of 2003, recently shared that he was proud to be part of the newsroom at the Anchorage Daily News that won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. That’s amazing! Congratulations James!

Deanna Burgess, ’08, receives her doctorate

Congratulations Doctor Deanna Burgess!

Deanna Burgess, Bishop Chatard 2008 graduate, received her doctoral degree from The Pennsylvania State University on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Dr. Burgess attended the former St. Andrew the Apostle School from pre-school (4 year old) through eighth grade, during which time she was top scholar of her class several years as well as a member of National Jr. Honor Society. She attended Bishop Chatard High School through her senior year after which she studied at Purdue University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Dr. Deanna Burgess obtained her Master’s degree in Education from the School of Education at The Pennsylvania State University. She then served as the Mental Health Counselor for a school in Seattle, Washington for two years before returning to Penn State to pursue her Doctoral Degree. Dr. Burgess has accepted a professorship at DePaul University in Chicago IL teaching in their Master’s program this fall.

This has been quite a journey and we are proud of Deanna’s determination and focus to complete her goal!

The photo shows her at her dissertation, entitled: “Removing The Shades: Exploring Racial Identity Development and Colorblindness of Adolescents Enrolled in Social Justice Training Program”

Kelly (Gardner) Wohler, ’07, welcomes new daughter

Kelly (Gardner) Wohler, BCHS Class of 2007, and her husband Andrew welcomed Willa into the world on October 22. She joined older brother, Michael (2). They are living in Charlotte NC. Congratulations!