Alumnae News

Kimberly Peeler-Allen '94 has been selected as one of 20 community activists to receive a 2018 Roddenberry Fellowship. The Fellowship is a 12-month program enabling recipients to further projects to make the United States more inclusive and equitable. Fellows each receive $50,000 and tailored support to help implement their projects. Kimberly was selected from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants. She 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.

The project Kimberly will pursue during her Fellowship is #BlackWomenVote, which is a nonpartisan voter-activism campaign powered by Higher Heights. The campaign will provide black women with the resources and support to mobilize their networks to the voting booth and foster conversations to discuss how to make sure that the impact and influence of black women is recognized on Election Day.

The Roddenberry Foundation, launched in 2010 to honor the life and legacy of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, offers opportunities for original thinkers and innovators from all walks of life to pursue significant, lasting social change.

Holy Cross President Katy Prebble with Kimberly in 2016.

On Friday, January 5, Holy Cross welcomed over 50 alumnae from the Class of 2017 for the annual Tartans Come Home Day program. The alumnae have just completed their first semester of college and returned to share their experiences with the current students. These graduates are attending colleges such as The Catholic University of America, James Madison University, Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, St. Joseph's University, the College of William and Mary, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Notre Dame University, and Yale University.

The returning LOTAs spoke about their choices for college, selecting roommates, managing school work and free time, resolving issues on their own, and the college campus cultures. When asked how Holy Cross had prepared them academically, the alumnae gave resounding accolades to their high school education. Several alumnae noted how the course load at Holy Cross exceptionally prepared them for what college work was like. Several remarked that the strong writing skills they acquired at Holy Cross served them very well in college. The alumnae visited classrooms to speak to advisories of seniors and juniors. Tartans Come Home occurs annually and is coordinated by the College Counseling and Alumnae Affairs Offices.

On Thursday December 28, The Academy of the Holy Cross held the seventh annual alumnae volleyball match. In a well-played three-set match the current WCAC champions defeated the alumnae team 14-25, 26-24, 18-16. Seven of the alumnae in the tournament played (or are playing) volleyball in college.

(Photo L-R): Nell Drummey '16, Ellie Goodwin '15, Taylor Gallart '13, Megan McTigue '16, Emily Ryan '17, Sabrina Ness '14, Grace Lide '13, Kristen Falcinelli '14, Jessica Falcinelli '17

The fifth annual Holy Cross alumnae ice hockey game took place on Saturday, December 23 at Wheaton Ice Rink. Approximately 25 alumnae participated in the game including one player from every team since the ice hockey program began along with current Holy Cross varsity players. The teams played three periods of fun, spirited ice hockey while Christmas carols were playing in the background. Families, friends, current and past ice hockey players, students, alumnae and the "number one fan" of the program, Amy Stowe, were in the stands to cheer. At the end of the game all the players honored Coach Dan Jay for his years of service and coaching in the program by singing the school's Alma Mater. A delicious lunch provided by current student hockey families was set up in the party room for all to enjoy.


Rhamat Alhassan '14 is a senior at University of Florida where she is a three-time All-American volleyball player. She has been named the All-Southeastern Conference Team Player of the Year and is only the sixth woman in Florida league history to receive the All-SEC honor.

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Recently Rhamat was named to Team USA for the 2018 Olympic volleyball team.

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Rhamat was a Gold Medalist in the 2017 USAV National Team – Pan American Cup and a Bronze Medalist/Best Blocker in the 2016 USAV National Team – Pan American Cup. She recently broke the University of Florida 14-year record for career total blocks.

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