Category: 2000s

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!

Sarah (Meyer) Overpeck, ’01, director at NCAA

Sarah (Meyer) Overpeck, BCHS Class of 2001, sends us this information: “I was recently promoted to Director of High School Review at the NCAA! I’m now leading the team that reviews and collaborates with secondary schools, programs, and courses to ensure Division I and II prospective student-athletes are on a path to meet academic initial eligibility requirements.” Congratulations on your new job!

Bobby Akin, ’09, weds

Congratulations to Bobby Akin, BCHS Class of 2009, who married Ashley Darney (now Akin) on September 27, 2019.