BCHS Alumni News Blog

Jackie Carnaghi, ’15, is 500 Festival Princess

Jackie Carnaghi, BCHS Class of 2015, was recently named a 2020 500 Festival Princess.

“I felt this was a great opportunity to get involved and give back to the city I love so much on a higher profile stage,” she said.

The 2015 Bishop Chatard High School graduate, who played basketball, volleyball and tennis at Bishop Chatard, graduated from Butler with a degree in anthropology and a minor in creative writing. Jackie is scheduled to graduate from IUPUI in May 2021 with a master’s degree in applied medical anthropology.

Congratulations Jackie!

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Annie (Bates ’12) & Chris Tarpey, ’11, welcome baby son

Alumni Annie (Bates, 2012) & Chris Tarpey (2011) welcomed a new member to their family. Joseph Jon was born in June 2020. The happy family resides in Broad Ripple. Chris is a Regional Sales Trainer for Game Ready and Annie a NICU RN at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital.

Greg Welch, ’83, joins IL pastoral team

Greg Welch, BCHS Class of 1983, became a Pastoral Care Team Member (chaplain) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. Congratulations, Greg, on the new position!

Katie (Rudolph) Lubs, ’08, welcomes 4th son

Katie (Rudolph), BCHS Class of 2008, and her husband Daniel welcomed their fourth son John Maxwell Lubs (Johnny Max) into the world in January. He entered this world a whole two weeks early at 8lbs 10oz and 20 inches! He joins brothers Dean, Drew, and David. He has made isolating during this pandemic much more sweet with lots of cuddles and smiles.

James Brooks, ’03, at the Anchorage Newsroom

James Brooks, BCHS Class of 2003, recently shared that he was proud to be part of the newsroom at the Anchorage Daily News that won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. That’s amazing! Congratulations James!

Gregory Welch, ’83, becomes Pastoral Team Member

BCHS graudate Gregory Welch, Class of 1983, started working as a Pastoral Care Team Member (chaplain) at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL in March 2020. Congratulations on your new position!

Deanna Burgess, ’08, receives her doctorate

Congratulations Doctor Deanna Burgess!

Deanna Burgess, Bishop Chatard 2008 graduate, received her doctoral degree from The Pennsylvania State University on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Dr. Burgess attended the former St. Andrew the Apostle School from pre-school (4 year old) through eighth grade, during which time she was top scholar of her class several years as well as a member of National Jr. Honor Society. She attended Bishop Chatard High School through her senior year after which she studied at Purdue University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Dr. Deanna Burgess obtained her Master’s degree in Education from the School of Education at The Pennsylvania State University. She then served as the Mental Health Counselor for a school in Seattle, Washington for two years before returning to Penn State to pursue her Doctoral Degree. Dr. Burgess has accepted a professorship at DePaul University in Chicago IL teaching in their Master’s program this fall.

This has been quite a journey and we are proud of Deanna’s determination and focus to complete her goal!

The photo shows her at her dissertation, entitled: “Removing The Shades: Exploring Racial Identity Development and Colorblindness of Adolescents Enrolled in Social Justice Training Program”

‘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.