BCHS Alumni News Blog

Carl Henn, ’76, returns from Africa

Carl Henn, BCHS Class of 1976, sends us these greetings, as he returns to the US from Africa:

“Greetings! I’m back in the US after working for many years in Africa. I’ve just been asked to manage Afghan refugee recruitment at Fort Bliss near El Paso TX on behalf of the US Catholic Conference (USCC). I leave on August 29, 2021, for a first month there.”

Pictured is Carl with schoolgirls in Africa.

Welcome back Carl, and thank you for your service to those in need.

Sarah (DeNardin) Olvey, ’09, pediatrician in Carmel

Congratulations to Sarah (DeNardin) Olvey, D.O., BCHS Class of 2009, on her new position as full time pediatrician with St. Vincent at a clinic in Carmel. She is taking new patients, and would love to see the kiddos of other BCHS alum if they are in search of a doctor or potentially expecting a baby soon! Sarah can be found on the Ascension website at this link.

Anna Hoefer ’05 – from CPA to Sr. Karol Ann

On August 2, 2021, Anna Hoefer, BCHS Class of 2005, made her final vows as a Sister of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Mishawaka, Indiana. We rejoice in her journey!

Anna graduated from St. Mary’s in South Bend had became a certified CPA before God’s call drew her to the Sisters of St. Francis.

Upon taking her final vows, Anna chose the name Sr. Karol Ann, honoring St. Pope John Paul II (whose name was Karol Wojtyla) and also honoring her baptismal name.

Sr. Karol Ann will continue to use her skills as an accountant in her work with the Franciscan Alliance that manages several hospitals run by the community. She will also be studying for a master’s degree in business administration.

But, most of all, her “a radical response”, as St. John Paul II says, in following Jesus’ call through acceptance of the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven begins a journey of faith and love in her life and those around her.

— Read the full story in Fr. Richard’s weekly letter, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Bulletin, August 8, 2021.

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.

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 Vanderbilt 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.