November 2018


2018-2019 DONOVAN CATHOLIC ANNUAL APPEAL


Our goal for the Annual Appeal is to support and sustain Donovan Catholic for both today and into the future. Gifts to the Annual Appeal provide scholarships, increase support of our faculty, and enrich our curriculum.
MAKE A DONATION TODAY!

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4DONOVAN to 77948

 

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www.donovancatholic.org/giving

 

Click here to see a list of scholarships.


A FABULOUS HOMECOMING
 ON THE FIELD & IN THE LECTURE HALL

We had a GREAT turnout of alumni Griffins to celebrate the new turf field and watch our team WIN!!  Thank you to all who came out to join us in the Lecture Hall. 
We had classes ranging from 1968 to 2018!! 
It was awesome to see those “seasoned” varsity jackets still in use!!


JOIN US FOR THE GRIFFIN ALUMNI & FRIENDS

 CHRISTMAS PARTY
AT AQUA BLU

 

ATTENTION ALL MONSIGNOR DONOVAN/DCHS THEATRE ALUMNI


In honor of our beloved theatre director Karin Krenek, we will be showcasing all of her alumni and current students in a benefit performance called "Karin's Follies".  The performance will take place on December 30, 2018,
at 2 p.m. in the Gepp Gymnasium.  All proceeds from this event
will benefit the Karin Krenek Scholarship Fund.

Karin's Follies is a musical revue comprised of songs from the productions that Karin Krenek directed while at Donovan. The Performing Arts Department at Donovan Catholic would love for the alumni that participated in these shows to be a part of the performance. If you are interested in being a part of this special day, please use this link & fill out the form as soon as possible. We will be following up with specific details soon.

 
 

A special shirt will be available on our Farro's online store to commemorate this event. The front of the shirt will display the logos from all of the productions that Mrs. Krenek directed. The back of the shirt will have, in Karin's handwriting, her very special message to all of her beloved students, "You are valued, you are cherished, you are loved. Always, loved." All participants in the show will be asked to purchase a shirt. Please consider purchasing this special shirt even if you cannot participate in the event. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship. See link below.  We are looking forward to hearing from all of you!

Farro's Online Store for Donovan Catholic Performing Arts

 

 

 

*** Performing Arts Mega 50/50 Cash Raffle ***
Maximum Prize is $7500
Tickets are $5 each, $25 for a book

Ticket books are available by contacting the Main Office at
 (732) 349-8801 x2401.
 All proceeds benefit the band, choir and theatre departments at
Donovan Catholic High School.

 
     

GROUPS OF EXTRAORDINARY STUDENTS

This past summer over sixty Donovan alumni and current students travelled to the Dominican Republic to build homes with G.O.E.S, Groups Of Extraordinary Students.  Three groups of volunteers built three homes and three outhouses in thirty days, formed incredibly close bonds with those they met, and created everlasting memories. For more information on G.O.E.S, contact 1980 alum Donna Gantt Milana at goesmission@gmail.com.

 

G.O.E.S Trip 1 Alumni:
Donna Gantt Milana 1980, Kyle Milana 2008, Sean Milana 2010, Bryan Mulligan and Anna DalCortivo 2014, Mackenzie Dalton 2016, Abigail Staiger 2017, and the following 2018 graduates; Melissa Buxton, Tommy DalCortivo, Catherine Hynoski, Mia Michowski, and Samantha Samarelli

G.O.E.S Trip 2 Alumni:
Donna Gantt Milana 1980, Kyle Milana 2008, Emily Ronan 2007, Sydney Martin, William Andersen and Gabrielle Brown 2013, Bryan Mulligan and Michael Dalton 2014, Mackenzie Dalton and Ashley Gundling 2016, Dakota Wintrode and Matthew Dalton 2017, and Natalie Brown 2016

G.O.E.S Trip 3 Alumni:
Donna Gantt Milana 1980, Kyle Milana 2008, Sean Milana 2010, George Bardis 2013, Angela Signore 2016, Nicolina Ferraro 2017, Kelcy McGeehan 2015, Maddie Michowski 2015, Francesca D'Aloia 2016, Austin Cucchiara 2017

 

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS

JAMES VICARI - CLASS OF 2013

James Vicari (C'13) accepted a position at Mount Sinai as an Associate Researcher in their Neurosurgery Lab. Congrats to Jimmy! Another Donovan graduate accomplishing amazing things!

 

 

JEFF RANKEL - CLASS OF 2013

Jeff Rankel (C'13) is pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at Roger Williams University School of Law. Jeff graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2017 with a degree in Political Science & Dean's List honors. Congrats Jeff!...Donovan Proud!

 
 

JARED BABUSCHAK & ALICIA DISHON – C’2010
STAR AT THE COUNT BASIE THEATRE

Jared Babuschak and Alicia Dishon (both C’10) are the leads in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank this November.
Click link for dates and to purchase tickets.

https://www.phoenixredbank.com/hunchback/

 

GRIFFIN ALUMNI NATION


Please LIKE and keep checking the
GRIFFIN ALUMNI NATION page on Facebook
 to stay up-to-date with Donovan. 
This page is maintained by the Alumni Office.

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REUNION PLANNING & DATES



The Class of 2008 will celebrate their 10th Reunion on Saturday, November 24th at the Park Pavilion in Seaside Park (on the Boardwalk) at 6:00 PM.  Please email Linda Syers (l.syers.ls@gmail.com) for more details.

The Class of 1999 is working on their 20th Class Reunion. A June 2019 date is in the works!  Contact Christene Martin to update your contact info and/or to help with planning (christeneamartin@gmail.com).

The Class of 1979 is forming a committee to plan their 40th Class Reunion.  They are also planning to attend the Homecoming Alumni Social in the Lecture Hall on October 26th during the game.  Contact Dennis Smith to update your contact info and/or to help with planning (deno1565@yahoo.com).

The Class of 1969 is beginning to take the initial steps in organizing a 50th Class Reunion. Contact Joseph O’Hara to update your contact info and/or to help with planning (ohara2703@gmail.com).

 

Kindly email any upcoming reunion dates to the Office of Advancement/Alumni Relations. We will be happy to supply classmate contact information from our alumni database for your reunion planning: alumni@donovancatholic.org https://www.donovancatholic.org/alumni

 

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 WE NEED YOUR CURRENT CONTACT INFO

Please visit www.donovancatholic.org, use the “Alumni” option & “Login” to our online community to update your info.  We are diligently working to create an up-to-date and accurate database of all past & present Griffins. Please assist us by asking your fellow Griffins to update their info online or email alumni@donovancatholic.org
with changes.


 

Visit Donovan’s Den Online Store for your Griffin Gear.

We’ll ship to your front door!

LOTS OF NEW ITEMS
FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

 


Check us out online!!

https://www.donovancatholic.org/den

 
 

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