November 2019     


We had a GREAT turnout of alumni Griffins to celebrate the 7-0 Griffins and watch our team win the LIBERTY DIVISION!! Thank you to all who came out to join us in the Lecture Hall. We had classes ranging from 1968 to 2019!!
It was awesome to see those “seasoned” varsity jackets still in use!!




    Tammie Pagano, Class of 1994

Congratulations to Tammie Dougherty for receiving the 10th Legislative District Excellence in Education Award. She was selected to receive this award based on her dedication to education and her personal initiatives to promote student achievement at High School East. Mrs. Pagano is a model educator. She is passionate, committed, and caring. She uses her belief that all students can learn and succeed as motivation to support individual achievement.


 Abby Roth, C’15

 Abby just accepted a full-time offer in the Advisory practice at Ernst & Young (EY) in Raleigh, NC. Abby recently graduated from Randolph-Macon College in June 2019, where she was also a decorated collegiate lacrosse player. Abby is currently in graduate school at the University of North Carolina Wilmington pursuing her Master of Science in Accountancy. Abby will graduate in June 2020 and begin her new job thereafter. Congratulations, Abby!

Glenn Jansen, Class of 1997

Congratulations to Coach Jansen who was selected 2019 B South Coach of the Year. He has guided the Donovan Catholic girls volleyball team to a current ranking of 2nd in the Shore and 18th in New Jersey! Good luck to the Griffins in the post season.



JD Wilson, Class of 2001

Congratulations to JD Wilson who has written and published the book, Volcano Girl. The book has been scooped up by Barnes and Noble and by Words Bookstore in Asbury Park.

and Celebrate 2020 together!

The Donovan Catholic Performing Art Department is presenting the following events:

*** 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.


Reunion Planning & Dates


The Class of 2015 – Start planning your 5-year reunion.

The Class of 2010- Start planning your 10-year reunion.

The Class of 2000 – is beginning to take the initial steps in organizing a 30-year reunion. Contact ( for info or to help with the planning.


The Class of 1990 is beginning to take the initial steps in organizing a 30th Class Reunion. Contact Melanie Keating to update your contact info and/or to help with planning (

The Class of 1980 – is beginning to take the initial steps in organizing a 40th Class Reunion. Look at the Facebook page for updates.

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: 


Hello Fellow Griffins ,

My name is Lindsey Williams Healy, Class of 1999. I am the new Alumni Coordinator working in the Advancement Office. Additionally, I have been the head cheerleading coach for Monsignor Donovan/Donovan Catholic High School since 2009. Please reach out to me and say hi and let me know some highlights, achievements, milestones that have happened since you graduated. If you are planning a reunion and need help on where to start or updated emails/addresses, don't hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to help!


 Class of 1969 - Reunion Weekend:

Make your next reunion during Homecoming Weekend!






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to get your Griffin Gear and show your Griffin pride.

Lots of new items for the 2019 - 2020 school year!

Stay dry & warm with this NEW water-resistant Blanket/Fleece. Comfy navy blue fleece on one side & a black vinyl bottom. Custom DONOVAN CATHOLIC embroidery.





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Toms River, NJ 08753
Tel. 732.349.8801
Fax. 732.349.8956

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