To update your email or home address, learn more about alumni events and activities, submit alumni news, or submit information for Focus, contact Henry Chandler via email at, call the office at 574-234-2904, or via mail at 453 N. Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, Indiana 46617.

Saint Joseph alums have achieved great success. It is with great pleasure and honor that we highlight the successes of our graduates.

Class of 1989
Nathan Gunn was inducted into the South Bend Community Hall of Fame on November 15th at Century Center in South Bend.  Nathan is a world renowned operatic baritone and a 2009 Grammy Award winner for best opera recording.  He is currently on the faculty at the University of Illinois, is the Swandlund Chair and the co-director of the Lyric Theater at Illinois. 

Class of 1993
Pete Miller combines athletics and academics at the University of Wisconsin.  Click here for the story.​​​​​​​

Class of 2002
Adam Skolczylas has been awarded the President's Staff Innovation Award at the University of Michigan where he has been since 2010.  He is currently the program manager for the Center for Educational Outreach and received the award for his leadership in creating technology infrastructure that supports various youth-serving and summer programs on campus.  Adam is a 2006 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Class of 2006
Jake Teshka is the executive director of the St. Joseph County Republican Party and was recently chosen by the Party to assume a vacated seat on the South Bend City Common Council.  He will represent South Bend's 5th council district. 

Class of 2007
Drew Olson was ordained to the priesthood in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, June 29th, the feast of Saints Peter and Paul.  The ordination took place at Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Madison and was followed on Saturday, June 30th by Drew's Mass of Thanksgiving at the Catholic Center on the University of Wisconsin campus. 

Class of 2011
Mary Shown is the new Market Basket columnist for the South Bend Tribune.

Class of 2013
Elizabeth Kuntz participates in the Cooking for Christ ministry at Saint Pius X parish.  As part of the Young Adult parish group, she prepares casseroles four times a year at Saint Pius for delivery to the Center for the Homeless in South Bend.  Each cooking session begins with a reflection and then, under the supervision of a chef, the casserole preparation and cooking begins.  Elizabeth will graduate in December from the Indiana University South Bend School of Nursing. 

Class of 2017
Annalena Bellm has been selected as a member of the Class of 2021 Sorin Scholars program at the University of Notre Dame.  She was selected based on a competitive application process and her academic performance in the First Year Studies program at the University.

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Please keep in your prayers former Saint Joseph High School faculty member Mary McDougal ( Sr. Vincent Ferrer, Sister Mary Curley) who passed away on July 14th in South Bend.  Mary served at Saint Joe from 1963-1967 and 1968-1969.  An obituary appeared in the July 17 edition of the South Bend Tribune. 

Four Alums among South Bend Community School Corporation Teachers of the Year
Saint Joe alums Lara Schaller Ungethum ('97), Steven Guthrie ('00), Amy Nemeth McGlothlen ('96), and Emily Vanett Beier ('05) were honored as their building Teachers of the Year in the South Bend Community School Corporation. Click here for a complete story. 

Class of 1988
Andy Kuruzar suffered a  major stroke last year that left him blind and disabled.  A Gofundme page been started to raise money to offset the cost of physical therapy and recovery.  To make a donation to help Andy go to https: ​​​​​​​ Contact Andy's friend, Rick Brogle (​​​​​​​) for more information regarding Andy's progress.

A Special Milestone for A Former Faculty Member:
Sister Mary Edith Daly is 101 years old!  Sister served at Saint Joe for 1963-1964 and 1981-1985.

Request from A Former Faculty Member
Brother Leo Legendre, C.S.C. is trying to locate color photos of the murals on the walls of his classroom in the former school at 1441 N. Michigan Street. The murals depicted scenes and persons in American history and were painted by a talented Saint Joe artist.  Brother Leo would also like to hear from any of his former students and discover what they have been doing since leaving Saint Joe.  Please contact Brother Leo at the address below if you are able to access such photos. Brother Leo Legendre, C.S.C. | 495 Maple Lane | Valatie, New York 12184 | Phone:  518-784-9481, ext. 246

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Missing Yearbooks
The Alumni Office needs yearbooks for 1977 and 1978 to add to its collection.  If you have yearbooks for those years and would be willing to donate them to the Alumni Office, please contact Alumni Coordinator Henry Chandler at 574-234-2904, ext. 547 or via e-mail at

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Yearbooks for Sale
The Alumni Office has yearbooks for numerous classes for sale for only $5 each.  Please contact Henry Chandler, Alumni Coordinator, if you are interested in purchasing one or more.  His contact information is: 574-234-2904, ext. 547 or via e-mail at