February 5, 2018
Upcoming Events
February 8, 2018    6:30 to 9:00 pm
Alumni Mixer at Halftime Tavern

February 12, 2018    7:00 pm
       Mentor Informational Meeting

March 10, 2018    10:00 am
        Mothers' Club Style Show and Luncheon

March 10, 2018    5:45 pm     
       Men's Night in honor of Msgr. Kenneth Grimes
       Guest Speaker: Jim Tressel, President of Youngstown State University

April 22, 2018
         Eagle Gala
A Note From Our Principal
Dear Alumni,
It has been a difficult two weeks for the Bishop Watterson  and St. Brendan communities. As many of you may be aware, Payton Young, a student at Bishop Watterson, went missing on January 21. I ask for your continued prayers and support of the Young family as we all hope for Payton to return home quickly.

Deacon Chris Campbell

Click here for the Young family's flyer.


Help Find Payton Young 

Help Find Payton Young
Alumni Mixer at Halftime Tavern February 8


Gather your classmates and join us for an Alumni Mixer!

Complimentary domestic beers, soft drinks, and pizza

Halftime Tavern
1532 Bethel Rd.
Columbus, OH  43220

Thursday, February 8
6:30 to 9:00 pm

Monsignor Kenneth Grimes Mens' Night

Registration is now open. Click here to register.

Class Reunions - Save the Date

Class of 1958   -   60th Reunion
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Claudina's Italian Restaurant
8475 Sancus Blvd.
Columbus, OH  43240

Details coming soon!
Class of 1968   -  50th Reunion  
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Bishop Watterson
Dominican Hall
Details coming soon!  
Contact:  Chris Hilty

Class of 1983  -  35th Reunion
Saturday, June 16, 2018
1:00 - 6:00 pm
Willett Residence
3776 Cemetery Rd.
Hilliard, Ohio
Contact:  Darryl Willett
(614) 325-8712
Planning a Reunion?
We would be happy to help promote your event.  Please contact Terri Kernan at   tkernan@cdeducation.org or  
(614) 268-8679 x329 and we will put the details in our Eagle Extra and on our website. We can also furnish you with the contact information that we have on file.

Please remember to take photos and send some to us so that we can share!

Update your Information - Stay Connected

We would like to hear how you are doing. 

Change of Address?  New Job?  Marriage?  Baby? 
Please update your information 

Ron Shay Alumni Basketball Tournament
The annual
 Ron Shay Alumni Basketball Tournament
 was held  on Saturday, December 30 at BWHS. 
Approximately 100 alumni participated in this year's tournament.
Click here for a fun First Person column on the event in the Dispatch.

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Thank you to our event organizer Steve Devlin, '96.
Proceeds from this event are used to fund The Ron Shay Scholarship.
Thank to all of our participants and sponsors. 
Alumni Department Launches Eagle Mentoring Network
Are you a graduate of Bishop Watterson or a  parent of an alum or current student?
Are you established in your chosen field?
Do you ever think about using your professional experience to help young people getting started, or someone with a great interest in your profession?  
The Bishop Watterson Alumni Department is launching the Eagle Mentoring Network to assist members of the BWHS family in establishing a career or a new career. To do this we
need mentors in the Columbus community. If you are willing to mentor a BWHS grad through networking, etiquette coaching, interview coaching, and resume/cover letter review in addition to being a sounding board and offering suggestions and encouragement, please contact us!
  CLICK HERE to get involved.
Scott Manahan, Alumni Director
(614) 268-8671 ext. 239

Photo from our Mentor Informational Meeting held on  October 26. 
Looking for a Mentor? 
Are you a college student, or a recent college graduate who is looking for some advice regarding your future?

Are you a BWHS alum who is looking for a change in your career?

We are currently looking for mentees who could benefit from our new Eagle Mentoring Network.

 If you are interested in participating in our Eagle Mentoring Network as a mentee, please   CLICK HERE. You will find a list of professions and areas of expertise for which we currently have mentors on board. 

Alumni in the News 
Washington Hired at Michigan
Bishop Watterson alumnus Al Washington '02 was hired as a defensive assistant coach for the University of Michigan football team. The BWHS Athletic Hall of Famer spent the 2017 season coaching at the University of Cincinnati after five years coaching and recruiting at his alma mater, Boston College, where he played defensive tackle. As an assistant coaching the defensive line, running backs and special teams, Washington helped develop running back Andre Williams into a 2013 Heisman Trophy finalist.   

Love Story Comes Full Circle 
CLICK HERE to read the story of Patricia Breen and Joseph Thomas, both graduates of the class of 1963. 
Evening of Reflection
Mothers' Club Luncheon and Style Show
 CLICK HERE to register.
Save the Date!
Eagle Gala
On Eagles' Wings
Sunday, April 22, 2018
The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard
The Eagle Gala is replacing the Eagle Auction. 
Proceeds benefit tuition assistance and the Dominican Program.
Dinner, music, raffle, live and silent auctions, and more.
Sponsorship opportunities will be available.  
Seeking Military Service Information

We are in the process of compiling a database of military service of our alums.  
Please contact Mike Roark at mroark@cdeducation.org with information including your name, graduation year, branch of service, etc. We are very grateful and proud of all of our alumni who have given service to our country. 
In Service to Others - St. Lawrence Haven

 Class of '63 is well represented at St. Lawrence 
 Haven.  Center:  Joe Hill, Back row:  Joseph and
 Patricia Breen Thomas.

The Alumni Department provides service at St. Lawrence Haven on the second
Wednesday of each month, preparing and packaging meals for the daily lunch line. We normally volunteer from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.  

St. Lawrence Haven is the St. Vincent de Paul-run sack lunch program, located behind Holy Cross Church at the corner of Rich and Main streets downtown. Approximately 300-500 meals are served each day. The staff at St. Lawrence Haven is very appreciative of the assistance we provide and we are very thankful for the alumni and friends who have taken time out of their busy schedules to help with this service endeavor!  
If you are interested in helping, please email Terri Kernan at tkernan@cdeducation.org.
We would love to have you join us!

2017-18 Alumni Association Board

Front row:  Emily Manahan, Heather Lofy, in memory of Kathy Bryant, Mark Flanagan, 
Carolyn Ritchey Hayzlett, Carol Judy Stewart, Principal Deacon Chris Campbell.
Back row:   EJ Davis , Mike Rea, Greg Cunningham,  Leo Grimes, Steve Devlin, Alumni Director Scott Manahan, Sean Campbell, Brad Kernan, Corey Shubitowski Barrett.
President  - Mark Flanagan '97
Vice President - Leo Grimes '73
Secretary - Steve Devlin '96
Advisory Position - Shawn O'Reilly  '88
Chaplain - Reverend Msgr. John Cody  '64
Alumni Director - Scott Manahan, smanahan@cdeducation.org 
Alumni Assistant - Terri Kernan, tkernan@cdeducation.org 
Board Members
Corey Shubitowski Barrett  '05
Sean Campbell  '07
Greg Cunningham '08
E. J. Davis '75
Jonathan Fortkamp '88
Carolyn Ritchey Hayzlett '92
Joe Hill  '63
Brad Kernan '06
Emily Manahan '08
Mike Rea  '62
David Stein  '92
Carol Judy Stewart  '64
Heather Weekley Lofy '07

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