Category: 2000s

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.

Chad Glesing, ’08, earns Pharm. D

Congratulations to Chad Glesing, BCHS Class of 2008, who recently graduated from Manchester Univ. School of Pharmacy earning a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, Pharm.D. Currently, Chad is working as the Pharmacist at the Kroger Store in Elkhart IN.

Whitney (Popp) Reh, ’05, welcomes new baby

Congratulations to Whiteny (Popp) Reh, BCHS Class of 2005, and family on the birth of Josie Marie Reh. Whitney writes: Josie has an older brother, Brooks, who turned 18 months old on the day she was born and could not be more excited to have a baby sister in the family!