Category: 1990s

Amber Clarke, ’98, begins new role at U. of Indianapolis

Amber Clarke, BCHS Class of 1998, was recently named as the Health Professions Navigator for the University of Indianapolis. This student engagement position is brand new for UIndy, and provides academic and pre-professional support, programming, and mentoring/internship/development opportunities for UIndy students pursuing careers in the Health Professions.

Theresa Krier, ’99, Big T NYC founder

BCHS graduate, Theresa Krier, ’99,  discovered something and now it’s big! While working backstage managing a hair brand for the New York Fashion Week, she realized that models had few options at the snack table, except water and sodas. That was the origin of Big T NYC, a company founded by Theresa that offers a line of organic and unblended healthy couture teas and tisanes. Theresa was named one of the Entrepreneur Magazine’s 15 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2015. Read all about her new endeavor at

1996 20-Yr Reunion Photos

The Class of 1996 held their 20-year reunion on Saturday, July 16, beginning with mass in the BCHS Chapel celebrated by classmate Fr. Zyg Mazanowski. A tour of the school followed and the reunion continued at the Cornerstone Coffee Shop at Moe and Johnny’s. The class especially remembered classmate Matthew Tyburski, with donations to install a brick paver in his memory near the football field entrance. (Click on a photo to view the slideshow).

Jessica Yingling, ’91, produces Hallmark Original Film

Fellow Trojans, mark your calendars and watch the Hallmark Channel original film “Anything for Love” produced by Bishop Chatard alumna Jessica Yingling, Class of 1991. This film will premier on February 14, Valentine’s Day, on the Hallmark channel at 9/8c. Synopsis of the movie: Katherine, a high-powered executive who believes men are intimidated by her career, is persuaded by her friend to create an internet dating profile claiming she is an executive assistant. Meanwhile, Jack, a male nurse, creates his own internet dating profile without realizing his best friend has secretly changed his profession to be a doctor. They are matched and find themselves falling in love, but hiding their true identities proves far trickier than expected when Katherine’s ornery and controlling father ends up in the hospital under Jack’s care. For more information, go to

Dr. Betsy Groves-Egan, ’96, gives Sight to Hundreds in Panama

Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Groves-Egan, class of 1996, currently works as an ophthalmologist at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. Dr. Groves is able to spend a week every year, traveling to Guaymi, Panama and performing cataracts surgery on patients who travel for days to visit them. She and her team are providing sight for hundreds of patients at each trip, and in one case allowed a person to see their grandchild for the very first time! Click here to read more about her work.

Alumni Supporting Alumni

Wenclewicz Insurance (Mark Wenclewicz ’98 and Scott Wenclewicz ’02) is excited to sponsor recent Bishop Chatard High School graduate Rob Dury (’13) in the 2013 Grange Insurance All-Star Classic! Dury will join with other top Indiana high school football players to compete in a north vs. south battle on July 19th at North Central High School. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the game annually benefit both Camp Riley, a camping facility near Martinsville designed specifically for children with physical disabilities, and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.

Tracy (Silvey) Daeger, ’98, Teacher of the Year

Tracy (Silvey) Daeger, class of 1998, was recognized as Teacher of the at Year at Rosa Parks-Edison Elementary School (Perry Township). Tracy teaches the 3rd Grade there. She, her husband, Tom, and their 2 children live on the south side of Indianapolis.

Angela (Watts) Bond – ’98, Teacher

Noblesville student’s class project comforts children in crisis
It started out as a simple assignment in Mrs. Bond’s 8th-grade science class at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Noblesville. “Through this process, you all had to try to make a difference,” said Angela (Watts) Bond, BCHS Class of ’98,  as she addressed her students. One of her students was so inspired to make a difference, that her work started ‘Bella’s Crusade’,  which helps children of domestic violence. View the video from Fox 59 and read more about this caring student and her teacher who inspired her to ‘make a difference’.