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March 2019


Alumnae Memorial Mass

Sunday, March 10 • 10:00 am • Holy Cross Theatre


Join us to remember alumnae, former faculty/staff, and Holy Cross community family members who have passed away this last year. If you need to make an addition to our deceased alumnae or deceased family and friends list, please let us know by Monday, March 4. 


If you would like to carry a rose in memory of an alumna, please let us know. Please RSVP by Monday, March 4, with the number of attendees joining you, to Kathleen Bula at or (301) 929-6463.


It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Sister Anna Mae Golden on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Saint Mary's Convent, Notre Dame, IN. Sister Anna Mae taught at The Academy of the Holy Cross from 1976–1979, serving as Principal from 1978–1979. She returned to work at the Academy from 2007–2009. Sister Anna Mae was commemorated with funeral services and a Mass on Thursday, February 21.


Please join us in prayer for Sister as we renew our faith in the resurrected Jesus and strengthen our hope that all the departed will be raised to eternal life.

Read more about Sister Anna Mae at


Please Take 5 Minutes to Tell Us What You Think!


Thank you to everyone who has completed our survey as we plan and prioritize our programs and projects.


If you have not yet completed the survey, it will be open through Tuesday March 5

Career Day – Friday, March 22, 2019


Career Day is an annual program organized by the School Counseling and Alumnae Affairs offices giving our currents students the opportunity to hear from alumnae working in numerous fields. Our keynote speaker for this year's Career Day will be Dominica Groom Williams '00, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement with Freddie Mac.


Your business name could be in lights at the 2019 Benefit Auction! Consider being a Sponsor or Donor!


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  • Restaurant gift cards
  • Any of an assortment of other great items!


Parish Ads: $20 per family; each family member (with a current Holy Cross student or alumna) can add their name to their parish ad.


Don't forget to purchase your tickets - available now!


For more information or questions, please contact Beth Boylan ( or Kathleen Bula ( or (301) 929-6463).


A Lasting Gift Honoring a Lifelong Friendship


This past month, best friends Mariea Hellmers Sabaté and Margaret "Cookie" Cook, classmates from the Class of 1958, were walking through the halls of Holy Cross to visit their very own theatre seat! Mariea's granddaughter, Cori Sabaté Russell '09, coordinated the donation of the commemorated seat as a tribute to Mariea and Margaret. Appearing on the seat's engraved nameplate are the names of all three alumnae. As Mariea and Margaret were selecting the seat, they turned around to see Cori standing there in the theatre doorway. She had surprised them both by flying in from her home in California for a long weekend visit!


A reunion they will not ever forget…and Holy Cross will never forget their impact, either!


You can purchase a theatre seat for your favorite star! Named seats are $1,000 each. These contributions go toward supporting the Holy Cross Fund. Contact the Advancement Office at (301) 929-6447 for details.


Holy Cross Fund


The 2018-2019 is officially underway and we want to include your name to our donor list!

The Academy of the Holy Cross is grateful for our many wonderful supporters who make our school and our programs possible. Your vital support deepens Holy Cross' impact within our wonderful community and allows us to continue sharing a strong education.

Every gift makes a difference. go online and make your gift today! Please include your class notes and/or updated information for Holy Cross to share with the community. Over 450 wonderful young women are counting on your support with a gift to the 2018-2019 Holy Cross Fund.

The Legacy Circle


A new year is the perfect time to get organized! If you are in the process of planning your estate or perhaps making adjustments in 2019, consider adding Holy Cross as a beneficiary to your estate. There are many ways to remember the Academy in your plans—through an insurance policy, a bequest, a gift to the endowment or scholarship, etc. Contact your financial advisor or attorney for more information. Simply contact the Advancement Office and let us know of your intentions, and we will add your name to The Legacy Circle. Or, if you need a professional to help guide you, we are happy to refer you to an advisor.

Campus News

Black History Month Assembly Honoring Black Women in Leadership


Honoring Black Women in Leadership was the theme for this year's Black History Month Assembly on Friday, February 15. The annual program is organized by members of the Holy Cross Onyx Club. This year, the members created a special video for the assembly in which Onyx Club members portrayed prominent Black women leaders. Following the video, alumna Kimberly Peeler-Allen '94 shared her story about how her experiences as a student at Holy Cross shaped the adult she became. Kimberly is the co-founder of Higher Heights, a national organization building the political power and leadership of Black women from the voting booth to elected office. Following the keynote, Katiushka Howell '22 performed "Lift Every Voice and Sing" also known as the Black National Anthem. To conclude the assembly, President Katy Prebble thanked the Onyx Club and Kimberly. She then remarked how Holy Cross aims to have all students empowered to achieve their highest goals.


Stopping in to Say Hello


Gabby Guerrero '17 (center left) and Gianna Carmona '17 (center right) stopped in at the recent Holy Cross Basketball team Senior Night and to catch up with President Katy Prebble and Director of Human Resources Debbie Brown. Gabby is attending Morgan State University and Gianna is attending Towson University.


Track and Field Wins Second Place at County Championship


Congratulations to the Holy Cross Indoor Track and Field team, who won Second Place in the Montgomery County Indoor Private School Championship on Wednesday, February 6.


Individual achievements at the event:

Kierra Marshall '20 – County Champion Gold Medalist in 300 meters and 55 meters; Bronze Medalist in Long Jump
Angelica Braswell '22 – County Champion Gold Medalist, 55 meter hurdles
Tori Kestel '19 – Silver Medalist, 500 meters; Bronze Medalist, 300 meters
Emily Aumiller '21 – Silver Medalist, 55 meter hurdles
Lauren Barclay '19 – Bronze Medalist, Shot Put
Maria Hall '22 – Bronze Medalist, 800 meters


Achievements in the Relay event:

Gold Medalist County Champions, 4x800 meter team – Maria Hall '22, Bridget Junghans '22, Madeline Sawyer '21, Rose Tierney '21

Silver Medalists, 4x200 meter team – Lauren Barclay '19, Julie Joseph '19, Tori Kestel '19, Kierra Marshall '20

Bronze Medalists, 4x400 meter team – Lauren Barclay '19, Julie Joseph '19, Bridget Junghans '22, Kierra Marshall '20


Class Notes


Time for Class Notes! Have you moved? Gotten married? Added a new family member? Landed a new job? Connected with classmates and just happen to have some photos to share? Everyone likes Class Notes—share your news and your photos!

Reunion News


The Class of 1959 is planning their 60th Reunion. The Reunion will be held on Saturday, October 12, at the National Press Club in D.C. Please contact Jean Gleason White (703) 858-5608) or Carol Amante ( or (410) 266-8454) for information.


The Class of 1969 50th Reunion will be celebrated on graduation weekend. This is a very special time for both our alumnae and the 2019 graduating class! Please be sure that we have your current contact information. Contact Nancy Noonan ( or call (720) 304-3597) if you would like to help on their planning committee.

The Class of 1979 is planning their 40th Reunion. Contact Kathleen Warner Bula at ( or (301) 929-6463). We'd like to get a planning committee together as soon as possible.


The Class of 1989 is planning their 30th Reunion. Contact Meighan Loudermilk Papalia ( or (240) 938-6574) for information.

The Class of 1999 is also forming a planning committee for their 20th Reunion. Please contact DeAnna Hall Jefferson ( or (202) 904-7068) or Kaitlin Schaeffer Yardley ( or (925) 878-5476) with questions or if you'd like to be a part of their planning committee.

The Class of 2009 is also forming a planning committee for their 10th Reunion. Please contact Juliana Gilbride ( or (202) 905-5114) or Cori Sabate Russell ( or (301) 674-9472) with questions or if you'd like to be a part of their planning committee.

We're looking to add more reunions—this is the reunion year for all years ending in –4 or –9.



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