October 2019   

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    Sydney Martin, C '13

Sydney Martin received her white coat from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Sydney will graduate from their PA program in 2021.



 Sean Manning, C’15

After graduating Cum Laude from Saint Peter's University this Spring with a degree in Criminal Justice & Minor in Business Law, Sean Manning Jr.  headed to New York Law School this past August.

Daniel Kochis, C'03

Daniel Kochis is Senior Policy Analyst in European Affairs at the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom in Washington, DC. He specializes in trans-Atlantic security issues regularly publishing on U.S. policy in Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, U.S.-Russian relations, and Arctic issues. He has traveled widely in Europe and has provided expert analysis for hundreds of interviews in foreign and domestic outlets including Al-Jazeera English, CBS News, FoxNews, National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal, and Voice of America. Daniel holds a Master of Arts Degree in Comparative Politics from Fordham University in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.



Megan DiCosta, C'17


Congratulations Megan DiCosta ('17),
along with fellow authors, Julia Gonzalez, Truman Chong, Valerie Shafer, and Yan Yu's, 2019 ASHA (The American Speech-Language Hearing Association) Convention Poster presentation titled, "Neuroplasticity for Music Processing in Musically Trained/Untrained Adolescents: The Effect of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation" was designated as a Meritorious Poster Submission. The Meritorious Poster Submission recognition is for proposals judged by the Convention Program Committee to show extraordinary, exceptional, and innovative work. Each Topic Committee has the option of recommending one or two top-rated posters for this special distinction. They received 1874 total poster submissions in 2019, and only 62 were selected for meritorious recognition. Megan's poster is among those posters that received the highest ratings from Topic Committee reviewers across both submission categories of professional education and research. Congratulations Megan!

 Tommy Farrell, C'13 & Sophie Lazicki, C'12

Tommy Farrell (‘13) and Sophie Lazicki (‘12) got engaged in Seaside Park on
July 7th! The future bride is a graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She is currently a registered nurse at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

The future groom is a graduate of Stonehill College where he competed on the football team. He graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Communications. He then received his Master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from Syracuse University. He currently works as a producer for Chasing News on My9NJ and Fox5NY. His parents Tom and Linda (Mowadia) Farrell both graduated from Monsignor Donovan in 1985.



Reunion Planning & Dates


The Class of 1969 will celebrate their 50th Reunion on the weekend of October 18th – 20th. Please email Joseph O’Hara (ohara2703@gmail.com)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 


 Class of '99 20th Reunion


Class of '77 42nd Reunion






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Annual Veteran's Luncheon

 We are very excited to host our 6th Annual Honor Luncheon. The Performing Arts Department would like to extend this invitation to all family/friends who are currently serving or have served in our military.
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