May 2019   



 

YOU’RE INVITED
ALUMNI “KICK OFF TO SUMMER”
COCKTAIL PARTY

 


Please RSVP to
alumni@donovancatholic.org by 5/16/19

 

   

 

At the May 23rd event, any donor who contributes $100
or more to the
“Alumni Scholarship Fund” will receive our new
Griffin beach towel! 
COURT & EFFY sporting it for you!!


ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS

 MADISON MARKO C’15

Upon graduation from West Point this month, 2LT Madison Marko will spend 18 weeks at the US Army Air Defense Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Sill, OK.  After training, she will be off to her first duty station in Germany.
We wish Madison good luck & we will keep her in our prayers. 
Donovan is VERY proud of you Madison!

   

 

 

 BRANDON ZISA C’09 

Brandon Zisa was named an Advisor Success Manager at Vestwell. Vestwell is the FinTech industry’s first and only fiduciary, white-labeled retirement platform for the RIA (Registered Investment Advisor) community and beyond. Congrats to Brandon!

Heather Page Reuter &
Camille D'Andrea Romer Both
C’03

Heather & Camille were the keynote speakers at the annual Academic Reception/Symposium on April 15th. They addressed the Veritas/IB/Academic Challenge students on the topic of building career paths while raising young families. Heather is a Speech Language Pathologist with the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey. Camille is a Research Project Coordinator at the Bloustein Center for Survey Research at Rutgers University

 Heather Reuter, MA CCC-SLP, CBIS:

West Chester University - BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Kean University - MA in Speech Language Pathology

      Camille D'Andrea Romer, MPP:

TCNJ - BA in International Studies, minors in Economics and Spanish
Georgetown University - Masters degree in Public Policy

Congrats to Heather & Camille !

 

 

 

JESSICA PANEK C’16  

Jess Panek is a cheerleader for Division 1 - St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.  The team recently won collegiate nationals. Proud Dad (Joe C’83) credits the great cheer program & coaching staff at
Donovan Catholic while Jess was a
Griffin cheerleader.  
A BIG CONGRATS to Jess on her achievement!


 COACH TOM TREMBULAK C’04

On April 20th, Coach Trembulak achieved his 100th career win against Williamstown in a 2-0 win with the Donovan Boys Volleyball team.
Tom has coached the Donovan Boys VB team for the past 11 seasons. 
He is married to Meredith Heim Trembulak (also C’04). 
The couple are the proud parents of daughters Mia & Rylee.  

Congrats on your 100th career win, Coach Tom!

DONNA GANTT MILANA C’80

Donna leads the Donovan Catholic Northern Ocean Habitat
for Humanity Chapter
.  Donovan students work very hard to serve our community,
under Donna’s guidance. 

EXCITING NEWS - The Donovan Catholic Habitat Chapter 
was recently selected as the Campus Chapter of the year! 
Congrats to Donna & our hard working DCHS students!

ALISHA DISHON C’12  

Alicia Rose Dishon played the role of Mary Magdalene in "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Algonquin Theatre in Manasquan during the month of April.  Congratulations to Alicia!

 

KATHLEEN CODERRE C’02

Kathleen Coderre works for the Lockheed Martin (LM) Space Advanced Programs division in Littleton, CO.  She is currently working on human space flight missions for NASA on the Gateway (a human space station that NASA wants to place in orbit around the moon). LM is performing architecture studies for the system and building prototypes like the Habitat Ground Test Article (HGTA). Kat is currently leading the LM design team for the US Habitat Module. She joined Lockheed Martin in 2007 after completing her Undergraduate Degree in Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering (dual) and has previously worked on the International Space Station (ISS) and Orion Spacecraft Programs. She also holds a Masters in Space Systems Engineering and is involved with the International Astronautical Federation (an organization of international space professionals that meets every year in Paris to plan conferences).
Kat says that it is fun work! You can see more on this article link:

 

https://www.latimes.com/os-bz-lockheed-habitat-prototype-20190306-story.html

 

In the photo, Kat poses in front of LM’s HGTA, built at NASA Kennedy Space Center from former ISS program hardware! DONOVAN PROUD!


SEAN BOYLE C’18

 Sean Boyle was named OCC Viking of the Week! Sean is playing some great tennis as a freshman at Ocean County College. Congrats Sean!




TODAY'S CATHOLIC TEACHER
AWARD

 

Today’s Catholic Teacher, the cornerstone periodical for Catholic educators, honored Donovan Catholic, one of twelve finalists for the national Innovations in Catholic Education (ICE) awards at the NCEA convention in Chicago on April 26th. Donovan Catholic won in the Curriculum and Instruction category for its entry featuring our International Baccalaureate Program and other global opportunities for our students, including Operation Smile, GOES, and the Colegio Los Sauces exchange program in Madrid, Spain.

Kathleen D’Andrea and Mrs. Donna Mulvaney attended the National Catholic Education Association conference in Chicago during the Easter break to accept this prestigious award. Also in attendance was Mrs. JoAnn Tier, superintendent of schools in the Trenton Diocese.

 

 

GRIFFIN NETWORK ALUMNI MAGAZINE

The Donovan Catholic Alumni Relations Office is publishing an edition of the Griffin Network Alumni Magazine in the fall of 2019. 

 

The most popular section of the magazine is always
Class Notes/Alumni News…We need news from you!! 

Marriages, births, promotions, retirements,
sports achievements, class reunions….YOU NAME IT!!

Please email your news and photos to alumni@donovancatholic.org.

Looking forward to hearing from you
& we appreciate your help!


ATTENTION
: ALUMNI PARENTS WITH
2019 DONOVAN CATHOLIC GRADUATES

It is a tradition to take a photo of graduates with their alumni parent(s) in the Quad on the day of graduation.  If you graduated from SJHS or Monsignor Donovan and you have a senior graduating from Donovan Catholic on Monday - June 3rd, please email alumni@donovancatholic.org with your name and class year. Photos will be taken between 3:30 and 4:15 PM in the Quad.    

SAMPLE PHOTO FROM LAST YEAR…

 

 
 

REUNION PLANNING & DATES

The Class of 2009 has planned their 10th year class reunion for
Saturday, June 8th at Hemingway's in Seaside Heights from 4-7 PM.
Tickets can be purchased on 
mondon09.eventbrite.com. Contact Jacquelyn D'Avella (jmdavella@gmail.com) to update your contact info
and/or to help with planning.

The Class of 1999 has planned their 20th Class Reunion for June 22nd at Aqua Blu in Toms River at 7:00 PM. Contact Christene Martin to respond, update your contact info, and/or to help with planning details (christeneamartin@gmail.com).

The Class of 1989 has a tentative date of July 20th at 6:00 PM at the Sand Bar in Brielle for a 30th Reunion.  They are looking for help to plan.  Contact Karen Hemhauser Medeiros to update your contact info (karenphemmie@gmail.com).

The Class of 1979 is forming a committee to plan their 40th Class Reunion. 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. Stay tuned for more details.

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 

 

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN
ST. JOSEPH GRADE SCHOOL?

 

 

 

 
 

2018-2019 DONOVAN CATHOLIC ANNUAL APPEAL

Please help to support the Annual Fund by donating to a Donovan Catholic scholarship
(listed below).  Your donation, no matter how large or how small, will make a
difference in the life of a Donovan student.

 

TEXT 4DONOVAN to 77948

ONLINE


https://www.donovancatholic.org/giving

 

MAKE A DONATION TODAY!

GRIFFIN ALUMNI NATION

 


 

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

We’ll even ship to your front door!
Check us out online!!

Hey Alumni….
we’ve got the perfect gift for future Griffins & May/June
 baby showers!!

 

 https://www.donovancatholic.org/den

 

 

 
Happy Mother's Day

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do…but how much love we put in that action.”
St. Teresa





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