BCHS Alumni News Blog

Doug Jones, ’78, continues acting roles

Doug Jones, BCHS Class of 1978, continues his 37 year acting career with his popular roles as “Baron Afanas” in WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (Season 5 just finished; all seasons available on FX/Hulu) and “Saru” on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (Season 5 coming early 2024; all other seasons on Paramount+).

Tom James, ’05, is new dad

Congratulations to Tom James, BCHS Class of 2005, and his wife Meagan, as they welcomed their first child, Nolan Thomas, in early 2023.

Brittany Siegler, ’11, is wed

Congratulations to Brittany (Siegler), BCHS Class of 2011, and her husband Bryce Dowell, who recently married and reside in Indianapolis!

Bob Akin, ’09, welcomes new son!

Bob Akin, BCHS Class of 2009, and his wife Ashley welcomed their first child, Lucas Timothy Akin, in August, 2023. Congratulations!

Maryann (Richard) Gaines, ’90, receives honors

Congratulations to Maryann (Richard) Gaines, BCHS Class of 1990, on her recent honors as she pursues a new profession.

After working in the automotive industry for 20+ years, Maryann began a path towards her new career. She currently is working part time at IUPUI as a tutor/mentor while attending classes full time at Indiana University East.

In her studies, she has been honored on the :

  • 2021-2022 Part-Time Dean’s List at IU East, School of Natural Science & Mathematics
  • Fall 2022 Chancellor’s list (IU East), maintaining that standing since August 2021.
Maryann will graduate in December 2024 with the highest academic distinction. She was also recently inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

In January 2024, she will begin studies on her second bachelor’s degree in the accelerated BSN program at IUPUI, hoping for a dream job working in otolaryngology reconstructive surgery.

“I believe that my education at Bishop Chatard combined with the skills I learned in the military have helped me to understand the importance of hard work and dedication,” she writes.

We congratulate Maryann on her achievements and wish her the best in her future career.