CONGRATULATIONS CARDINAL NEWMAN
CLASS OF 2022!
Congratulations to our newest Alums, the Class of 2022! Welcome to the Alumni Association, all the CN graduates of this June. As Justin Hansel, '92, welcomed the class as new Alums at the Senior Awards ceremony in May, we echo that welcome in the Alum Newsletter. Make sure to share an email that will be current when you fill out the form to get your diploma, as your school email may not be working after summer. We look forward to sharing news with fellow alums, so please send Life updates and information to pass on to email@example.com
Alumni Golf Tournament Thanks
The annual Alumni Golf Tournament on June 9th had a full field, on a warm day at Windsor Golf Course, playing in memory of Frank Guillen, whose family were able to attend the post-play dinner, as we recognized his contributions and care of students. Special thanks to Terri Derr and Kathy Badger for their organizing work, making the day run well. We also want to recognize our Alum sponsors:
Dan Galvin, '72
Allan Henderson, '74
Rob Knight, '81
Art Knight, '84
Jack Gale, '84
Justin Hansel, '92
Matt Werle, '92
Will Seppi, '93
Bryan Wright, '95
Aaron Currie, '96
Nick Werle, '97
Michael Werle, '99
DJ Bhadare, '07
Mickey Head, Alum father
Tom Nunes, '81
Chris Bertoli, '82
Jeff Collins, '85
Class Field Trip Turns into Meeting CN Alums
The Connections at Court
On May 13th, the AP Government class went on a Field Trip to the Sonoma County Courthouse. Having done this when possible since the 80's, it's a great chance for students to see how theory applies to reality. While I knew we would miss out on Judge Pat Broderick, '79, whose courtroom is part of the Empire Law School building across the freeway, we were able to start with Judge Brad DeMeo, '79, in Courtroom 10, who made time after completing his calendar for us to ask and answer questions.
Also there, from the District Attorney's office was Matt Hubley, '95, who started in Mendocino County and now has been here for ten years. He recalled being in Government class with me and I also remembered him as the Freshman quarterback, who had a 99 and a half yard silent sneak for a touchdown, the longest scrimmage run in school history.
In another courtroom, we were able to watch Brian Wilbur, '97, represent his client as a Defense Attorney. He too came over to say hi, another positive person I recalled, and the students were amazed that we had seen such a mix of CN grads doing different jobs that day.
Next, Carla Rodriguez, the new District Attorney, following the June 7th election, and mother of Logan, class of '25, came to speak with us. She knew several of our students from her work as a CN Women's Lacrosse assistant coach and kindly made time for us.
As we moved courtrooms, Chris Bertoli, '82, working as a Bailiff, said hi to the group. He is the father of Jenna, '22, and two incoming class of '26 boys, Devon and Jonah. Other important jobs at the courthouse are that of court reporters and clerks; Avery Roux,'15, just started working as a Courtroom Clerk for the County, as she works through Law School, like several other grads or parents who staff the courtrooms.
By the time lunch came, we could leave knowing that our school has an active role in the judicial process, with many different jobs represented. It's reassuring that the education we've provided has been used in different ways and for different work, all in the name of Justice.
Thanks to Kevin McBride,'82, who donated his Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks playoff tickets ($360 face value) to Cardinals 4 Life for a CN fundraiser. Sober Senior Grad night was chosen and Kimi Lawson Wright was high bidder at $450. Cardinals for Life added an extra $50 bucks and sent $500 to the CN Mom's club Venmo address @CN-Seniors. Great cause to help them have a safe graduation.
The Brothers Alexander
Jason Alexander, '11, was brought up by the Milwaukee Brewers to pitch on June 1st. He had a second start on the 5th and showed well in both games. After being in the minor league system for several years, he realized a long term goal and hopes to build further on his success.
CN and Giants fans can look forward to more good news, as Scott Alexander, '07, works his way back from injury. He was picked up by the Giants on a minor league deal this May after being part of the World Series win of the Los Angeles Dodgers last year. Hopefully he will reach the home team this year and we can hope that there might be a Giants-Brewers game with both brothers in San Francisco. Congratulations to the Alexander family!
Fresh Baked News
With an opening planned for summer, Healdsburg-based Costeaux French Bakery has announced plans for a new location in Hotel Petaluma, 110 Washington Street. "We are very fortunate to have a broad base of fans," stated Costeaux CEO Will Seppi,'92. "For decades we have provided breads, biscotti and more to retailers throughout the area. Now we are excited to offer more for our guests from near and far. When we had the opportunity to walk through the Hotel Petaluma space, we knew it was a natural fit," he stated. "Finding home in a business that was established in 1923, like Costeaux, was very special." Petaluma will join the baking company's four other retail locations: a café in downtown Healdsburg, inside Big John's Market, Costeaux On The Go shop at Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport, and Tia Maria by Costeaux in the Roseland neighborhood of southwest Santa Rosa.
Alums Who Reach Out
Opening the mail in April, I received a letter explaining current sales of houses in my Windsor neighborhood, with a smiling picture of Julian Solano, '07. His work as a realtor keeps him busy, as do his three daughters. JulianSolano.com Coldwell Banker, 707.799.4533 Cal BRE #01892549
Another face smiling from the page of a Real Estate magazine was David Carciere,'96, Principal and Broker of CRU Land Company, David@CruLand.com, 707-479-2199, Cal DRE 01769140
Always good to see past students out in the workforce, willing to help when needed. Keep us posted on your work and let us share it with others.
Alumni Association Committee News
Join our Committee if you'd like to help Alum events in the coming year. The next meeting will be Monday, August 29th, 5pm, at Jake's Place, the Covered Eating Area.
Thanks to these alums who have offered to help:
Jeff Bertoli, '77
Tom Nunes, '81
Chris Bertoli, '82
Jeff Collins, '85
Brian McGee, '86
Justin Hansel, '92
Demian Reddy, '95
Come be part of this group, younger Alums especially.
Alumni Calendar - Save The Date
- 1st Alumni Association Meeting of the school year, Monday, August 29th, 5pm, Jake's Place (covered eating)
- Fun in the Fall - September 17th, ACC/Gym
- Homecoming - October 7th, Jake's Place
- Young Alum Gathering - December 17th, New Classroom Building
- UHS Alumna Crab Feed - January 21st, Gym
- Spring Gala - February 11th at Vintners Inn
Don't miss the fun!
Class of 1992 - being held July 24 at CN
Class of 2007 - being held August 13 at CN
Class of 1972 -being held September 3rd at WildOak
Contact Graham Rutherford for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org
August 20th, in Ferndale, will be the double CN wedding of Ryan Corriveau, '06, Teacher/Head Soccer Coach, and Laura Jorgensen, Senior Counselor. Our Alum community joins in wishing the couple well, with years of joy ahead, as they make a new family together. Over the past few years, their work for students has been stellar and supportive of students; this is a celebration of what makes CN special.
Congratulations to James Antonini, '02, and his wife Lexi, on April 22, 2022, their son James Andrew; healthy, good size and handsome!
May They Rest In Peace
Thomas Edward Patrick, '75, July 10, 1957 - May 11, 2022. Moved to Santa Rosa in August 1969 and went to St. Eugene's School, where he played soccer and Little League. He came to CN, where he played tennis. Due to some great teammates, Newman won their first championship at that time.
Thomas loved teaching ballroom dancing as a junior instructor with Burkart's Ballroom Dance Studios.
After graduating, he enlisted in the Navy and was accepted into the submarine school in Groton, CT. He attended the U.S. Naval propulsion engineering school in Great Lakes, IL and was assigned to the nuclear sub USS Puffer, home port being Hawaii.
After being home for a while, he went to work for Sonoma Cutrer Winery. It was during that time he sustained a life changing injury. After months of retraining and determination, he was on his way again.
Donations may be made in Thomas' name to Cardinal Newman High School: https://www.cardinalnewman.org/support/give-to-cnhs
Dave Shafer, CN soccer coach,'92-'95, died unexpectedly in Arizona following a medical emergency while driving. An energetic and competitive coach, he assisted John Curran as the Cardinals won NBL titles and their first NCS title. Respected for his knowledge of the game and held in high regard throughout the soccer community, he and his brothers were well known in Sonoma County. For those who knew him, he will be missed.
Please keep us posted with your Alum news to share, our community wants to know more.
Graham Rutherford, '77
Director Alumni Relations & Community Engagement