Category: 1980s

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!  

Michelle (Jones) Boyd, ’89, accepts new position

Michelle accepted the position as principal of Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in the Diocese of Lafayette. She has 23 years in education with 11 in administration at Catholic schools. This year, Michelle and Bryan (BCHS Class of ’88) have their oldest son attending BCHS. Three more to come! Welcome back to BCHS, Michelle and Bryan!

Ann Bourque, ’84, accomplished artist

Ann (Wagner) Bourque, BCHS Class of 1984, shares that, as an accomplished artist, her artwork has been featured in solo exhibitions, as well as public and private gallery showing. She also sells her work online nationwide. View her artwork at You can also purchase a work at that website! Ann enjoys donating her work to her parish for display and for fundraising events. She is a member of Fine Art America and contributes to many online art blogs and forums. She also teaches art, grades 1-12 and recently finished a post-grad minor in studio art. annbourque-sept2016

Thomas Mohr, ’87, is appointed Associate Dean

Dr. Thomas Mohr, BCHS Class of 1987, was appointed Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of the Incarnate Word, a Catholic University in San Antonio. The university is starting a new medical school. Congratulations Tom!

Barney Wood, ’82, wins 2nd Emmy Award


Congratulations to Barney Wood, BCHS Class of 1982, who was recently awarded his second Emmy! Wood, Founder and President of Wood Innovative Group, LLC received the honor at the 2015 Emmy Celebration in Indianapolis. Wood accepted the award in the Emmy category of “Crafts: Lighting – Studio and Location”. The award was for his set lighting for a show called Comcast Newsmakers. The set was in the Ft. Wayne Grand Wayne Center.