Alumnae Stories

ALUMNEWS

Actions Not Words: Theresa Gartland ‘99 Continues to Give Back

March 19, 2018

Theresa Gartland ’99 is Executive Director at Operation Progress LA, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering underserved youth to become educated, capable, ethical and productive people who will in turn lead, mentor and contribute to society at large.

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Featured Alumna: Delece Smith-Barrow ’02

March 11, 2018

Ms. Delece Smith-Barrow, Holy Child Class of 2002, is a successful figure in the world of journalism and is currently the High Education Editor for  U.S. News and World Report.

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The Gift of Legacy Families

March 11, 2018

For many of our legacy families, they can think of no better gift to give the young women in their ranks—be they daughters, granddaughters, nieces or siblings—than the gift of a Holy Child education.

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Carrying Forth Holy Child Values

March 11, 2018

It’s a Thursday morning, the eve of Graduation day, and the Class of 2017 is flipping through the pages of their new yearbooks. Students laugh with their mothers as they recall the memories of the last year and re-live them through the photos spread across the pages in front of them. Maureen Grant is sharing this moment with her daughter, Caitlin, who was just one day shy of becoming a Connelly School of the Holy Child alumna.

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24 Years of Mary Hopkins

March 11, 2018

On June 12th, after a month of fun-filled celebrations and heartfelt tributes, Mary Hopkins walked out the doors of Connelly Hall for the last time as a Holy Child employee. This past summer, Hopkins and her husband, Chip, moved to Richmond, VA.

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Connecting with our Holy Child Network of Schools

March 11, 2018

Connecting with our Holy Child Network of schools, sophomores Lily Hagerup and Charlotte Bell traveled to Dublin, Ireland, and attended Holy Child School Killiney for three weeks while staying with a host family.

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Commencement Address 2017

March 11, 2018

Good morning and thank you, Dr. Gomez, Holy Child board of trustees, distinguished members of the faculty, the alumnae of the class of 1967, special guests, family members, and friends who are gathered here today. Congratulations to the class of 2017. it is an honor to be here with you all.

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Wizard of Oz 2017!

March 11, 2018

Our Upper School talents in the arts were in full force for our musical production of The Wizard of Oz last Spring. Our cast and crew of over 50 students and faculty brought the classic story of Dorothy Gale and Oz to life.

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Diversity and Global Learning

March 11, 2018

The mission of our school explicitly expresses Holy Child’s dedication to welcoming “students and families of different faiths and diverse backgrounds,” while valuing “the uniqueness of each individual.”

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2017 Alumna of the Year

January 29, 2017

Meet Dr. Margot Culotta-Norton ’71, Holy Child’s 2017 Alumna of the Year.

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Alumnae Regional Gatherings

ALUMNYC

Alumae gathered at Bryant Park Grill in November
Back Row: Mary Gumbs ’13, Suzi Norris Montes de Oca ’74, Hannah Gessler ’11, KT Prominski ’11, Kate Sigman ’84, Laura Barrett Plunkett ’93, Meghan Hibey ’06   Front Row:  Caitlin McCarthy ’05, Luci Giorgio ’11, Grace Hanna ’06

ALUMNY

Happy Hour at the Parlor at Holy Child Rye
Jenn Slye Aniskovich ’83 Cristina Falo ’95, Suzi Norris Montes de Oca ’74, Laura Barrett Plunkett ’93, Allison Jacobs ’89

Alumnae Examples

1994

Dr. Giovanna Vidoli
Research Assistant Professor &
Assistant Director, Forensic Anthropology Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1995

Martha (Mai) Nguyen
Director of Generic Drug Policy Development at Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC

1995

Cristina Falo
Director of Clinical Research, Neurological Intensive Care at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City 

1997

Jean Zachariasiewicz
Associate at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, Washington, DC

1998

Meg Zaragoza Velleca
Senior Design Director of Women's & Girls at Vineyard Vines, New York City

1999

Rebecca (Herron) Carey
Charter Owner and Veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital, Charlotte, NC

2001

Jessica Frend
Government Affairs Advisor at Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, DC

2007

Rebecca Lakew
Graduate student in Public Health at Yale University

2007

Lucy Boyce Kennedy
Resident Doctor at Vanderbilt University Hospital

2008

Olivia Clifton
Graduate Student in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University

Recent Athletes Who Went on to Play in College 

2017

Lilly Kishore
Lacrosse
Skidmore

2017

Tori Saylor
Lacrosse
Wofford

2017

Marley Burgess
Basketball
McDaniel

2016

Caroline Rowe
Basketball
Syracuse

2016

Lilly Paro
Basketball
Tufts

2016

Peyton Holifield
Lacrosse
Stetson

2016

MC McCarthy
Lacrosse
Virginia Tech

2015

Caitlyn O’Berry
Lacrosse
Brown

2015

Olivia Edgerton
Lacrosse
UC Davis

2014

Talley Britt
Basketball
Belmont Abby

2014

MC Byrne
Lacrosse
Virginia Tech

2014

Katie Rose Marvin
Tennis
Providence

2013

Kaelynn Sclavounos
Lacrosse
Louisville

2012

Ashleigh Popera
Swimming
Boston College

2012

Anna Smith
Field Hockey
Washington

2011

Alexa Yarish
Soccer
Franklin & Marshall

2011

Brynn Raffensperger
Lacrosse
Fairfield

2011

Sarah Falk
Lacrosse
Salisbury

2011

Alex Guntle
Cross Country
LaSalle

2011

Casey Dell’Isola
Lacrosse
George Washington

2010

Abby Sanders
Dive
Fairfield

2010

Kelly Whelan
Golf, Field Hockey
Rhodes

2010

Jessie Frech
Soccer
UCONN

2010

Caroline Guidera
Lacrosse
Villanova

2010

Lauren Gibson
Basketball
Lynchburg

2010

Lindsay Edgerley
Lacrosse
Dickinson

2010

MJ Coyle
Lacrosse
Georgetown

2009

Sophia Sherry
Lacrosse
Johns Hopkins

2009

Ebony Grant
Gymnastics
Temple

2009

Melissa Davis
Equestrian
Rollins

2009

Vicky Arthur
Field Hockey
UCONN

2009

Kelsey Albanese
Dance
Dickinson

2008

Elisabeth Warner
Track and Field
Fordham

2008

Emily Trees
Field Hockey
Washington

2008

Katherine Still
Dance
Arizona State

2008

Megan Schneider
Lacrosse
Oregon

2008

Jordan Quinn
Lacrosse
Franklin & Marshall

2008

Angela McMann
Dance
Susquehanna

2008

Rachel Karanian
Swim, Track and Field
Loyola (MD)

2008

Ali Abt
Basketball
Cornell

2007

Gena Turner
Track and Field
American

2007

Courtney Smith
Lacrosse
Sacred Heart

2007

Meredith Hickman
Dance
Maryland

2007

Rocellia Cooper
Basketball
Delaware

2006

Meghan Hibey
Lacrosse
Gettysburg

2005

Channing Bush
Lacrosse
Ohio Wesleyan

2004

Maureen Boucher
Lacrosse
Marist

2004

Kathleen Boucher
Lacrosse
Amherst

Staff

Laura Volovski
Chief Advancement Officer
301-365-0955 x2123

Suzi Montes de Oca
Director of Development
301.365.0955 x2122

Claire Drummond
Office Systems Manager
301.365.0955 x2208