Alumni News

Lives Shaped by Gratitude

Sisters’ timely influence transformed Dan Walker’s future


Click below to read a wonderful article about Alum Dan Walker '66

and his wife Eunice.

Congratulations Danny Freund '04


South Dakota State head coach Jimmy Rogers announced Tuesday the addition of Danny Freund to the Jackrabbit football coaching staff as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Freund spent the last dozen years coaching at the University of North Dakota, including serving as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach since 2018. He helped lead the Fighting Hawks to five Football Championship Subdivision playoff appearances, as well as a share of the Missouri Valley Football Conference title during the 2020-21 spring season.  
Prior to his role as offensive coordinator, Freund had stints coaching UND's running backs, fullbacks and wide receivers. He also held the title of associate head coach during the 2023 season, when the Fighting Hawks averaged 34.1 points per game en route to a postseason berth.
Freund was a two-year team captain (2007, 2008) as UND made the transition from NCAA Division II, compiling a 16-6 record as the starting quarterback. He set multiple school passing records before embarking on his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2010. Freund returned to Grand Forks and UND in 2011.
Freund joins a Jackrabbit program that has won back-to-back FCS national titles. He will work alongside Ryan Olson, who has been promoted to offensive coordinator after serving the past two seasons as offensive line coach.
Olson joined the SDSU coaching staff in January 2021, filling the role of tight ends coach for two seasons before moving to the role of run game coordinator and offensive line coach in 2022. He oversaw the development of All-America linemen Garret Greenfield and Mason McCormick, as well as mentored 2023 Rimington Award winner Gus Miller.
During his football career, Olson has been a part of five national championship teams — three as a player at Wisconsin-Whitewater (NCAA Division III titles in 2009, 2010 and 2011) and two as a coach at SDSU (FCS titles in 2022 and 2023).

Knights Form Round Table at Carthage College

2023 St Joe's Alumni Thomas Connolly (left) and Blake Drinka

(Missing from photo Philip Rizzitano '22)

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Congratulations Ben Pable ‘21

𝐓𝐨𝐩 𝟏𝟎 𝐀𝐥𝐥-𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 performances, Dartmouth College Track and Field/Cross Country.


Congratulations to Alumni Association Member

Anne F. Wasilevich ‘77 on her retirement.



Candy Eisenhauer '71


Jackie Szeliga Dean's '68 garden will be featured in The Four Seasons Garden Club's Secret Garden Walk.


Congratulations Paula Lorenzen Yurchak ‘69

Paula Yurchak

Kenosha News Celebrates Nurses 2022:

Paula Yurchak

Click here to read the interview


Congratulations Matthew Ausse '18


Congratulations Heather Whyte Connolly '88 for being a

Treasures of the Church Awardee

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Congratulations Silagh White ‘83

Happy Women’s History Month!! Meet Silagh White, Director of Education, Allentown Symphony Association, Bethlehem Area School Board Director, Co-Host of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon on WDIY 88.1FM, AND Secretary and Chamber Representative of Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission!

Join us as we highlight the women of the Bethlehem Chamber Board who continue to make history daily!

Way to Go Tom Hansen ‘67

KENOSHAN OF THE WEEK: Tom Hansen has been the organizer of the Kenosha Day Picnic in Florida since 2007. The event, which was started by Maurice Marchand and Betty Massie in 1972, recently celebrated its 50th year. 🌴 ☀️ 🌴


Congratulations Sidney Cooks '17 on being named to first team Big East honors.


BIG EAST HONORS: St Joseph Catholic Academy graduate Sidney Cooks, a junior forward/center for the Seton Hall Pirates, was one of 10 players named first-team all-conference, the BIG EAST announced on Thursday.

A transfer from Mississippi State, Cooks averaged 15.6 points and 8.0 rebounds in conference play to go along with a league-leading 34 blocked shots. She has 10 double-doubles, including five in the last six games of the regular season for the Pirates (17-11, 12-8).

A great article featuring Annie Heller Wetherbee '75

Golden girls: Kenosha native cherishes her friendship with Betty White


Congratulations to Nathalie Cairo ‘18


OSHKOSH, Wis. – Noah Lutzke (So.-Orfordville, Wis.) set another Lakeland University indoor track & field record and Nathalie Cairo (Sr.-Kenosha, Wis.) also added a record as the Muskies men's and women's indoor teams competed at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titan Challenge Saturday at the Kolf Sports Center.

Lakeland had another productive day competing against some strong competition. The Muskies set 12 more personal records to go with two school records in their final meet before competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Indoor Championships next week.

Lutzke set his fifth school record this season, this time in the men's 800 meters. He finished in 2 minutes, 4.19 seconds, topping the previous school mark of 2:04.25 set by Jordan Fischer in 2015.

Cairo set a new school mark in the women's 3,000-meter run, coming home in 12:32.95. She finished more than 40 seconds ahead of the previous record of 13:15.30 set by Rachel Ulatowski in 2017.



Congratulations Melissa Roach-Zievers on once again receiving the coveted Platinum Club Award for representing buyers and sellers in 2021!

So great to see Annie Heller, Class of ‘75 in a recent episode of 9-1-1 Lonestar.


Congratulations to another St. Joe’s alumni enjoying acting success after participation in the school musicals.

SJCA Alumni Sidney Cooks ’17 and Annemarie Ryan ’18 met back up on the court Saturday, November 13th, this time at the collegiate level. Sidney, is now attending law school and playing basketball for Seton Hall University and Annemarie is a SHU nursing student and collegiate singer for the men’s and women’s basketball games. Shown here are the SJ Alumni at the SHU women’s opener.



Jim Hanson '69, Tim Conway '69, Greg Swartz '69, Bob Martin '69, Gilbert Llanas '69