BCHS Alumni News Blog

Emma Kennedy, ’18, receives College Sports Academic Award

Congratulations to Emma Kennedy, BCHS Class of 2018, on her selection to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District® VII Division III Women’s At-Large Team. Emma is rising senior at DePauw University and midfielder on the women’s lacrosse team there.

A biochemistry major with a 4.00 cumulative grade point average, Kennedy was an all-North Coast Athletic Conference selection in 2021 as she helped the Tigers to a 6-4 overall record.

She holds the program’s career record with 124 draw controls and is tied for third with 89 career goals and is sixth with 99 points. Her 32 goals and 34 points this season were second on the team and she also holds the DePauw single-season record with 57 draw controls in 2019.**

**Information from BannerGraphic.com

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.

Colin McSharar, ’07, is Uganda Women’s Lacrosse Coach

Colin McSharar, BCHS Class of 2007, has been named the Head Coach for Uganda’s Women’s Senior Lacrosse Team. Team Uganda will be the first African nation to compete at the World Games which will be June 29 through July 9, 2022, in Towson, MD. This will also be the first time Uganda has ever sponsored a women’s team to compete internationally.

Colin was a four-year letter winner as goalie at BCHS and went on to an illustrious college career at Mount St. Joseph University. There he was a four-year letter winner and two-year starter. He holds the university record for wins in a season and total goals against the average. He holds the NCAA record for career points as a goalie with 3.

Read the full story at the-sportsnation.com

Congratulations Colin!

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 mruffing@bishopchatard.org. Submission deadline is May 26, 2021.

Teresa (York) Fobes ’76 at work

Teresa (York) Fobes, BCHS Class of 1976, writes: “I have been at Johnson Memorial Hospital for 21 years. Before that, I worked at Methodist hospital for 20 years. I love working with patients and the community. I am involved with the JMH Hospital Foundation and I Love fundraisers: “The JOY of Giving Back is Priceless!”

Thank you, Teresa, for your years of work and service.

Dr. Michael O’Connor, ’02, is named medical director

Michael O’Connor, MD, BCHS Class of 2002, and assistant professor of Pediatrics at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named medical director of the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) Foundation Registry, which he also helped develop. The registry will serve as a repository of clinical data that will include the demographics, symptoms and current therapies of patients with PCD who consent to participate. Read the full story at Vanderbuilt University Medical Center news.

Michael Henry, ’02, becomes Director of Experiential Learning Environment

Michael Henry, BCHS Class of 2002, a senior data scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has accepted a joint appointment at the Texas A&M University RELLIS Center for Applied Research and Experiential Learning. Henry will also be the inaugural Director of the Experiential Learning Environment, a component of the newly established Human Machine Ecosystem Laboratory. The Texas A&M facility provides an environment for multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional teaching, research and workforce development instruction. Read the full story at pnnl.gov.

Jackie Appleman, ’05, becomes a mom

Congratulations to Jackie Appleman, BCHS Class of 2005, on the adoption of her daughter, Jessica in March 2020! We wish them the best of times as mother and daughter!