Alumni

As the Director of Constituent Relations, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Northwest Catholic Alumni page. We cherish our relationship with the approximately 8600 alumni who have graduated from Northwest since 1965. These pages are designed to keep you informed of alumni events, the latest achievements of our students and other special events and programs. You can also stay connected with your friends and former classmates through our alumni Facebook page. Stay in touch and come back to visit Northwest Catholic – the place where you know you belong.

Jane Leary
Director of Constituent Relations

Welcome to the Can I get a NORTH? Alumni Podcast!

Enjoy our alumni podcast series where Director of Alumni Beth Casey Boyle '96 talks with NWC alums about their personal and professional lives.

Want to recommend an alum or suggest a topic? Email Beth at bboyle@nwcath.org.

Episode 1 Jesse White '97

Episode 2 Scott Cullen '95 & Maureen Murphy '98

Podcast

Beth Casey Boyle '96 interviews Jesse White '97 about his work as Principal on Assignment at Bloomfield High School as well as his experiences growing up in Hartford and attending Northwest Catholic.

Cullen Murphy Podcast

Beth Casey Boyle '96 interviews Scott Cullen '95 and Maureen Murphy '98 about their professional journeys as well as their work in organizing, funding, and chaperoning the 2019 HILL trip to New Orleans.

Meet the Team

Beth Casey Boyle '96

Beth Casey Boyle '96

Class of 1996
Titles: Director of Advancement
Email:
Jane Leary

Jane Leary

Titles: Director of Constituent Relations
Email:

Alumni at Work

Kevin Kearns ’16

Through my experiences on the NWC cross country team, in various bands, and in choirs, I learned a great deal about what it means to work with others toward a goal. Even more important than achieving each goal, however, was how I learned to love and serve others in that community.

- Kevin Kearns

Glendowlyn L.H. Thames '99

Northwest Catholic fostered a community of learning, service, and friendship. The foundation I received at Northwest Catholic has shaped my path in life personally, professionally, and most of all spiritually.

- Glendowlyn L.H. Thames

Desi Nesmith '97

I profoundly remember my experience with ACTS (A Chance to Serve). The experience of the trip to Chicago to volunteer in a homeless shelter has remained with me to this day. It made me acutely aware of the world around me and my role in it -- to help others.

- Desi Nesmith

David Grew '00

Treating cancer patients goes far beyond the science of medicine. Making a personal connection with my patients and truly understanding their emotional and spiritual needs are often the most rewarding aspects of my work.

- David Grew

Kevin Hughes ’77

NWC played a big role in guiding my decision to choose non-profit management. Whether it's human services programming or arts and culture, serving the common good has always been a key motivator for me

- Kevin Hughes

Catie Talarski ’99

My experiences at the Catholic Worker House in Hartford led me to incorporate service into my college experience through choosing to minor in service learning, after college by spending a year as a Jesuit Volunteer, and in my career when working with students on community service projects.

- Catie Talarski

Patrick Skahill '02

A lot of my job is reporting on the environment. NWC taught me environmental stewardship and social justice are the same and that we all have a responsibility to care for our planet. 

- Patrick Skahill

Jason Lambert '95

During high school I developed a routine of going to Mass not at my family's parish but at St. Mary's in Simsbury to hear Fr. Bock's sermons. These early times helped set a foundation of the importance of the Mass in my life that I now pass along to my children.

- Jason Lambert

Diana Chin '08

NWC challenged me academically, from analyzing British literature to calculating compound interest, but most important NWC rewarded me with lifelong friends.

- Diana Chin

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