The College Counseling Office of St. Theodore Guerin High School (Noblesville, Indiana) recently invited the recent graduates from the Class of 2010 to participate in an annual panel presentation describing college life and addressing issues of particular interest (you know, the real low-down) to their current senior class.
Guerin’s online alumni community by Alumni Channel was used to message the 85 graduates from 2010 and within a very short period of time the alumni responded and the counseling office had 10 responses. Topics to be covered at the “Home From College Program” may include:
- Why you chose this particular school
- How the transition from the high school environment to the college environment has been
- First year experience/Freshmen year adjustments
- Social and cultural issues
- Any advice for this year’s graduates?
The counseling office invited graduates to this annual program to share their college journey with seniors. Due to time restrictions, the school will most likely select 8-10 alumni to sit on the panel, representative of a variety of colleges including large research institutions, small liberal arts colleges, state universities and schools with geographic diversity.
St. Theodore Guerin High School is a private Roman Catholic high school in Noblesville, Indiana. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana. It is named after Saint Mother Théodore Guérin. It was built in 2004 and had its first graduating class in 2007.
John A. Coleman Catholic High School of Hurley, NY is building an online community with Alumni Channel to launch on September 12. Coleman Catholic is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. The school contains grades 9 – 12. It was established in 1966 and since 2001 has operated independently from the Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
The newly-formed St. Agnes Cathedral School Alumni Association held its first ever All Class Reunion Celebration and All-Star basketball game in May at the St. Agnes Parish Center and gym. This event, which was also a school fundraiser, netted a total of $34,117. All proceeds will go toward the renovation and modernization of the school science lab.
Read more: St. Agnes alumni raise more than $34K for school – LIHerald.com.
New group for former Catholic school students
Local Catholic school alumni gather to save history
PLATTSBURGH, NY — For years, the Champlain Valley was the home to multiple Catholic high schools.
Though Seton Catholic Central (formerly Mount Assumption Institute and St. John’s Academy) is the only one left, alumni of all the former institutions now have a home with the Champlain Valley Catholic Schools Alumni Association.
The association decided to start a website through alumni networking site the Alumni Channel, helping organize its efforts to reach out to the nearly 5,000 alumni from 19 different countries that attended Catholic high schools over the years in the Champlain Valley.
“I want it to be a site where any alumni of Catholic schools in the area can be involved in,” Recore said.
The website’s administrator, he said the site includes classmate lists and discussion groups that can be useful for reunion planning. He also wants to include pictures, records and other memorabilia from all the former high schools on the site.
“Creating this website with the use of the Alumni Channel, it gives us a place where historical and contact information is available,” said Don Moore, the board’s treasurer. “For the older schools, trying to maintain contact was difficult, but this site is easier because all alumni can help us.”
Site accessible at: http://maialumni.org/
Read more of the article at: New group for former Catholic school students » Faith & Spirituality » Press-Republican.