Congratulations to Jena (Wallander) Gemkow, BCHS Class of 2010, who married Benjamin Gemkow (of La Grange Park, Illinois) on August 1, 2020, at St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church in New Buffalo, MI.
Rachel (Newkirk) Barsella, BCHS Class of 2007, attained her Doctor of Nursing Practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner from DePaul University, Chicago, in June 2020. Her study “Educational Tool Reduces Parental Stress at Home Post Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Pilot Study” has been published in the Progress in Pediatric Cardiology journal. She is now employed as a Nurse Practitioner in Adult Congenital Heart Disease at the University of Chicago.
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).
John C. Turner, BCHS Class of 2000, successfully defended his dissertation towards the Urban Education Studies PhD Program at the Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI. His dissertation was titled “ Black Identity Development on a First Year Affinity Course for African American Males as a Two-Year Community College”. John, while a student at BCHS, was a 1998 CLD Alumni, a part of the 1998 BCHS Football State Championship Team and 2000 All-Star State Marching Band. John received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Indiana State University. He is a 3-Time TRIO Program Ronald E. McNair Scholar. Congratulations Dr. Turner!