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BCHS seeks Director of Alumni

Bishop Chatard High School is seeking a creative and engaging alumni leader to fill the position of Director of Alumni Relations. The Director of Alumni Relations advances the mission of the school through the planning and implementation of programs and activities which are designed to foster engagement of the alumni in the school and alumni investment of human and financial resources. The Director will report to the Executive Director of Fund Development and Alumni Relations. This is a part-time, 11-month salaried position.

The qualified candidate will be positioned to creatively plan and implement alumni outreach efforts, serve as the administrator of the Alumni Board and work with the Coordinator of Special Events to host all alumni events. The Alumni Director will also work with the Executive Director of Fund Development and Alumni Relations to support fundraising initiatives with Bishop Chatard alumni.


To apply, email a resume, cover letter and references to Margaret Ruffing, Executive Director of Development, at Submission deadline is May 26, 2021.

Blood Drive in memory of Jack Shockley: Nov. 29

As you may know, Jack Shockley, BCHS Class of 2014, was the victim of a violent murder on August 12, 2020. Though Jack is one of our own, a parish member, a classmate, a co-worker and a friend, he is just one example of the violence that is happening in Indianapolis this year. As of October 19, there have been 165 criminal homicides in Indianapolis in 2020. That is a 43% increase over 2019. In addition, there have been 480 non fatal shootings this year, which is a 40% increase over last year.

There is a severe shortage in our blood supply, and part of that shortage can be attributed to the record setting violence in our city. Any amount of violence is too much. Help us mitigate the unwarranted loss of life by ensuring that we have the blood supply to help the victims of this senseless violence. Donate a pint of your blood so that others can live. Let’s honor Jack by making a difference for the other victims of violence in Indianapolis.

Blood Drive Details

  • Sunday, November 29, 2020
  • 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Christ the King Parish
  • Tuohy Hall

Register Here

Questions? Please contact Christ the King parish office.

‘The Rematch’ BCHS At-Home Trivia Night: May 22

Put together your ‘quaranteam’ with friends & family — It’s AT-HOME VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT for BCHS.
  • When: Friday, May 22, 2020, beginning around 7:00 p.m.
  • Who: All are invited!
  • Categories: Vocabulary, History, P.E., Science & Performing Arts
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Put together a team consisting of family members, alumni, teachers, students, coaches, teams, friends of Bishop Chatard, or any other smart people you know. We suggest forming a team with those you are quarantining with.

    Questions will be live streamed via YouTube. The answers will be submitted via Google forms. The winner will receive freshly baked Bishop Chatard cookies delivered to your front door!

    Use the link below to register to play and we will email you the rest of the directions.

    Register Here

    Registration deadline is May 22 at 6:00 p.m.

Alumni in Football

BCHS grads live on in the football world. Here is a list of players still on the field, whether in Pro or College football, in the Fall 2019. (If we’ve missed anyone, please contact Vince Lorenzano at Pro Football
  • Nick Martin, ’11 – Houston Texans
  • Zack Martin, ’09 – Dallas Cowboys
College Football
  • Matt McCann, ’15 – Purdue University
  • Mark Nondorf, ’19 – Ball State University
  • Jim Boso, ’18 – Ball State University
  • David Whittemore, ’19 – Indiana State University
  • Danny Godlevske, ’16 – Miami of Ohio University
  • Will Kellison, ’18 – Miami of Ohio University
  • Ben Solomon, ’17 – Eastern Illinois University
  • Kevin McNelis, ’18 – Indianapolis University
  • Adam Solomon, ’15 – Illinois State University
  • Jack Bain – Depauw University
  • Tristan Hofmeister, ’17 – Depauw University
  • Jarrod Stiver, ’17 – Depauw University
  • Jarod Penry, ’16 – Depauw University
  • Josh Coons – Depauw University
  • Billy Dury, ’17 – Cathage College
  • Will Meyer, ’19 – Marian University
  • Joey Annee, ’18 – Wabash College
  • David Marsh. ’17 – Wabash College

Trojan Football State Champions: Join us on Sept. 6

Bishop Chatard invites all football alumni who played on one of the school’s 13 state championship teams to be our guests on Friday, September 6, 2019, as the BCHS Trojans take on the Roncalli Rebels under the lights at BCHS.

Reminisce with fellow football state champions as you cheer on this year’s Trojan squad. We hope to have representation from each of our 13 state championship teams — 1983, 1984, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015!

Game time is 7:00 p.m. Check in at the entrance table in the north end zone and enjoy a casual catered dinner under the tent before or during the game.

Watch the game from the north end zone area or sit in the bleachers. You will be given a button at the time you check in that will allow you to move between the tent area and the bleachers.

Please RSVP by August 30 to Margaret Ruffing at and include your year of championship. We would like to recognize the teams at half time.

We look forward to seeing you under the tent! Go Trojans!

Boys Soccer Alumni Match: July 19

Calling all Alumni Boy’s Soccer players: Play soccer at BCHS once again at the boy’s soccer alumni match. This will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the BCHS stadium. Questions? Contact head coach Michael Carney at

Seeking Alumni who would like to share their career story

Alumni Career Lunch Program

Calling all alumni who are interested in sharing your profession with current BCHS students! We are seeking alumni volunteers for our ‘Alumni Career Lunch’ program, to present your career story during lunch periods to current students who have signed up to attend your presentation.

You would be making 3 of the same 15-20 minute presentations to the students during student lunch period (11:30-1:00 p.m.). Presentation details could include your college choice, why you chose your career, details of your career and how BCHS prepared you for your future. Lunch will be served to you and the students. Careers we are seeking are: Architecture, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Journalism, Law, Math, Psychology, Physical Therapy, Sports Management and Video Game Design. If you have a different career you’d like to share, please let us know.

Alumni Career Fair at the annual Open House

We are also seeking young alumni (2008-2013) who would like to discuss their college and career choices with prospective families at Open House. View Open House Details

If interested in either of these opportunities, please contact Kelly Stuhldreher at

It’s Trojan Football at the BCHS Stadium

Join the Bishop Chatard community in August when we will host our first varsity football games in the Bishop Chatard stadium! And, we’ll honor our alumni and celebrate Trojan style with special events and giveaways throughout the season. The 2018 Trojan Varsity Home Games will be:
  • Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. BC vs. Hamilton Southeastern (Scrimmage)
  • Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. BC vs. Brebeuf
  • Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. BC vs. Lawrence Central
  • Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. BC vs. Guerin Catholic (Senior Night)
  • Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. BC vs. Covington Catholic (Homecoming)