Category: 1990s

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.

Shelley (Jenkins) Shinabarger, ’94, returns to Indy

Shelley (Jenkins) Shinabarger writes that she was married on November 4, 2017 to Kipp Shinabarger at Christ the King Church. Shelley returned to Indianapolis, teaching K-8 technology at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, after teaching for 10 years in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Welcome home Shelley!

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.