Category: 1980s

Gregory Welch, ’83, receives Chaplain Award

Gregory Welch, BCHS Class of 1983, has been awarded certification as a Board Certified Chaplain by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. He continues his work as a hospice and hospital chaplain for OSF Healthcare in Peoria, IL.

Michael Hudson, ’87, is Supplier of the Year in Georgia

Congratulations to Michael Hudson, BCHS Class of 1987, on being named the 2022 Supply Chain Advocate of the Year in Georgia, for his work at Green Diamond Waste. This award recognizes the supply chain leader of a Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council corporate or government member-partner that consistently demonstrates support for minority business development, corporate spend, financial support of Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council programs, and initiatives. Additionally, the Supply Chain Advocate of the Year operates as an integral force in their organization’s Minority Supplier Diversity efforts.

Green Diamond Waste Management is a Sustainability Resource Company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Established in 2007, they provide cost-saving dumpster and waste hauling solutions, consulting, and innovative solutions for their clients. The parent business was founded in Indianapolis by Arthur Hudson, and has passed on through the family, expanding with hubs in Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas.

Jim Wood, ’82, is ordained deacon

Jim Wood, BCHS Class of 1982, was ordained a permanent deacon on July 25, 2022 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis. Deacon Jim will continue to serve the poor and sick, as well as parishioners at St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church.

John Jansen, ’80, gives Indy 500 Memorial Keynote

John Jansen, BCHS Class of 1980, and a retired Marine lieutenant general, will be the keynote speaker at the American Legion 500 Festival Memorial Service on May 26, 2022 at the Indiana War Memorial, Indianapolis.

Retired Lt. Gen. John Jansen recently retired from the Marines as deputy commandant of programs and resources within headquarters in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Kelley School of Business.

The free, public service will be 4 p.m. May 26 at the Indiana War.


Greg Welch, ’83, joins IL pastoral team

Greg Welch, BCHS Class of 1983, recently completed a year of Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL where I am working as a hospital chaplain. The residency is a required step toward certification as a Board Certified Chaplain.

Gregory Welch, ’83, becomes Pastoral Team Member

BCHS graudate Gregory Welch, Class of 1983, started working as a Pastoral Care Team Member (chaplain) at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL in March 2020. Congratulations on your new position!

Patty Koors, ’84, receives honors

Congratulations to Patty Koors, BCHS Class of 1984, who received the Busald Award from CYO in 2007 and the St. John Bosch Medal from CYO in 2016.

Marjorie Tucker, ’82, hosts Jazz Radio show

BCHS alumna Marjorie Tucker sends us this info about her new adventure: “Greetings Fellow Trojans! This is Marjorie Tucker, Class of 1982. I am the host of a new Jazz radio show on Jazz City Internet Radio called “Sunday Brunch with The Music Diva” beginning Sunday, June 4th! Please join me for a delicious mix of today’s contemporary jazz hits, along with a variety of favorites from the past and the present. Listen Live at!” Marjorie, good luck on your new show!