Again and again, the message echoes with Northwest Catholic alumni — if you need something, call. Jesse White was no exception. When he invited the audience to reach out to him, you’d think he were talking to one student, not a room of 180.
Alumni Return to NWC
Stephanie Simpson '02 returned to Northwest Catholic this week to discuss stress management with the juniors and seniors. She discussed ways to turn negative stress into positive stress.
Last spring Ally Mullins '10 helped wrap up the 2019 Alumni LEADS Speaker Series. Ally talked about her four years of D1 basketball at Siena College where she earned her degree in Biology before getting her degree in Nursing from Quinnipiac. Today Ally works in the Emergency Department at St. Francis Hospital and is working toward her doctorate in Nursing Practice. Thanks, Ally, for coming home and sharing your wisdom!
Corsillo’s More is More includes an opening reception and artist talk July 13th 3-6pm, a panel discussion on July 18th 7-9pm with “Team Doonesbury” — Corsillo, cartoon historian Brian Walker, editor David Stanford, moderated by sound engineer Fred Newman ($15), and a conversation with Corsillo and Gary Trudeau ($25) on July 25th 7-9pm. Tickets may be purchased at kehlerliddellgallery.com/calendar and are expected to sell out.
Molly Rees Gavin, president of Connecticut Community Care and a 1967 Northwest Catholic graduate, was the 2019 Commencement speaker.
“The message is always there at Northwest — that the way you act affects others.” Emma added, “We learned about investing in society. We were always being reminded of what our place in the world could be.”
The Honorable Donna M. Wilkerson-Brillant '83 of the Ansonia-Milford Judicial District returned to her alma mater on May 1 to present a First Amendment lesson to NWC's civics classes as well as share stories about life as a judge.
Groshko began by asking the students, “Do you want to know what I say when people ask me where I went to school?” Goroshko continued, “I don’t answer with the college I attended. I tell them I went to Northwest Catholic.”
Danté Jeanfelix ’11 recently visited Ms. Avery’s acting class to share stories of the biz!
Christian Heiden shared with his audience his experiences of starting his university experience at St. John’s in New York City to study social justice before transferring to Uconn to major in applied and resource economics with a concentration in international development.
Alex Murillo '15 and Brandon Couloute '10 after their performance with Studio 860.
Erin Neagle, a 2008 graduate of Northwest Catholic, recently returned to the school as a guest speaker in the new Alumni LEADS program to discuss her work in hospitality management.
Colleen Riley '12 is currently a pharmacist at CVS in Cromwell. She spoke to seniors of her experiences at NWC, her road to Duquesne University’s School of Pharmacy, and why students should step out of their comfort zones and take risks until they find their place. Riley also discussed the challenges of pharmacy work, the opioid crisis, and why she likes working one-on-one with patients to improve their health.
Leon Babcock, a 2015 graduate of Northwest Catholic High School, returned to his alma mater this month to talk with seniors about his experiences in the University of Connecticut’s Air Force ROTC program.
Adam Gooley, a 2003 graduate of NWC, earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Justice and Law Administration. Today he is a Corrections Officer at the Hartford Correctional Center.
Liz Stafford Kurantowicz '00 returned to her alma mater November 28 as a guest speaker in the school’s new Alumni LEADS program. Northwest Catholic was delighted to have Liz “home” for a visit and to illustrate for its burgeoning political scientists what a career in advocacy and service is all about.
Pedro Rivera, a retired Hartford police officer and 1996 graduate of Northwest Catholic, recently returned to his alma mater to talk with students about his path to public service and the many rewards and challenges of police work.
Derek Donnelly is an attorney at Blackburn & O’Hara. He lives in Suffield with his wife and two children and remains a proud graduate of Northwest Catholic’s Class of 1998.
The first guest in the new Alumni LEADS Conversations was Elizabeth Carpenter Brantley, a 1996 graduate and an eighteen year veteran of Travelers Insurance.
NWC welcomed back Tzivia Freeman-Dasent as the keynote speaker at the school's spring Honors Breakfast
Ashley Mara '12 returns to Northwest Catholic as Head Women's Lacrosse Coach.
A 1991 graduate of NWC, Michael Lenz has accepted the position of Head Coach for the Northwest Catholic football team.
Alumna and Connecticut Children's Chorus Director Meredith Neumann '02 and NWC Director of Choral Studies Mr. Daniel Avery '97 launched a new NWC-HARTT partnership.
Alumnus and acclaimed tenor Fran Rogers returned to Northwest Catholic to speak at the school's semi-annual Honors Breakfast and to conduct a master class with the school's choir.
RaeJean Spears Stokes '98 visited the school to teach students the basics of foreign service work and the responsibilities of the U.S. State Department.