Category: 1990s

DuJuan Daniels, ’98, inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame

Congratulations to DuJuan Daniels, BCHS Class of 1998, who was inducted to the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. DuJuan was the 1997 Mr. Football at Bishop Chatard and a former player at Boston College. He went on to spend 13 seasons in the New England Patriots Scouting Department and is currently working for the Las Vegas Raiders.

Paul Mullin, ’97, becomes Managing Partner

Congratulations to Paul Mullin, BCHS Class of 1997, who was elected by his colleagues to a 2 year term as Managing Partner of Lewis And Wilkins LLP, an Indianapolis law firm. He and his family are members at St. Pius X Parish. Other members of the firm with children at BCHS are Steve Koers (St. Simon) and John Lewis (Christ the King).

Larisa (Esmits) Smith, ’97, opens travel agency in WI

Larisa shares this information about her life’s journey: “I got married in 2009, to my wonderful husband, Sam, while still living in Indianapolis. My son, Alex, was born in 2013. After many years working as a dog groomer, I switched gears and got into the travel industry. After working for other agencies for the last 4 years, I made the leap and opened up my own travel agency. Rivertown Travel is based in Hudson, WI where we have lived since 2015. We share our house with 2 cats and a Golden Retriever named Flash. ” Larisa, congratulations and best wishes on your new venture!

Nichelle Leavell, ’95, owner of Experience, Strength & Hope

Nichelle Leavell, BCHS Class of 1995, owns Experience, Strength & Hope LLC, the only agency in Indianapolis that is dedicated solely to individual Recovery Consulting services. She employs 10 clinical contractors focused on mental health and addictions work. Personally, she is one of the only Black and women-owned DMHA certified Mental Health and Addictions Agencies in Indianapolis. Nichelle and her sister Rochelle, Class of 1997, are proud to be second-generation Trojans. She shares her accomplishment because it is something to be celebrated (after years of hard work towards ownership), and attributes this success, in part, to her education at Bishop Chatard. She also hopes that, if someone needed help, they may know where to come. Due to the crisis in our country and lack of mental health and addictions services, this is a very important service to the community.

Jim Rawlinson, ’99, working hard to improve Indy

Jim Rawlinson, BCHS Class of 1999, shares this news with us: Jim is on the economic development team for the Indy Chamber, working to bring businesses to Indianapolis and connecting existing businesses with the resources they need to grow here. He helps businesses and the city administration work together. Recently he has been managing the Indy Music Strategy Project, examining the economic impact of music and the cultural ecosystem of Indianapolis to build a forward thinking policy and marketing strategy. He lives with his wife Emily and two sons, James and Nathan, in Irvington and is a parishioner at Little Flower.

Class of 1998 20 Year Reunion

The Class of 1998 20 year reunion was held on September 29 at the Liter House. Thank you to all who attended.