Left: Photo from the 1958 Ursuline High School yearbook, the opening year of the new campus. Right: Photo of the relocated statue at the entrance of both Cardinal Newman & St. Rose Schools. A special thank you to the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa who generously shared this statue with our communities.
Join us on campus for our Gathering with Gratitude as we mark the 5th anniversary of the Tubbs Fire which forever changed the campuses of Cardinal Newman and St. Rose schools. We celebrate with our school communities who continue to support us through this journey of recovery and rebuild.
Celebrate with us:
Sunday, October 9, 2022 at the Cardinal Newman Gym
10 AM: Mass in the Gym (Fr. Moses Brown)
11 AM: Dedication of St. Angela Merici Statue
11:30 AM: BBQ Lunch
Both schools will be open for tour
RSVP to our Gathering with Gratitude and let us know you are coming! We hope to see you on the 9th!
CHP Officer David DeRutte, '03
CHP officer David DeRutte, '03, currently serves as the Public Information Officer for the California Highway Patrol (CHP). His servcie has spanned the last 14 years. He can be heard on KZST radio in the morning or afternoon, with traffic updates. DeRutte also runs programs, like Start Smart for new drivers, and visits schools to help students, including CN. Married with two children and a resident in Windsor, DeRutte also has qualified as a pilot and is pursuing the CHP Air Operations. Safety and service guides him.
The Bilbro Brothers:
A history of wine and family:
The legacy of Chris Bilbro, founder of Marietta Cellars, can be found in his sons Jake, '95, Scott, '98, and Sam, '01. The brothers are deeply involved in the Sonoma County wine world. Jake and Scott took over Marietta from their father in 2014; Jake is also the owner of Limerick Lane winery. Sam's work with Northern Italian grape varieties, are at the heart of his winery, Idlewild Wines. As an extension of that, he launched Ciao Bruto!, a new Italian wine and specialty food shop in Healdsburg, by the winery tasting room.
Dr. Mark Shapiro, '94
Dr. Mark Shapiro, '94, was featured on September 3rd in the Press Democrat, following a visit to the White House West Wing for a roundtable or doctors and health care professionals on the topics of health care, health equity, and civic engagement. He has worked to encourage health workers to register to vote and cast a ballot since learning that many do not participate. He also engages in social media, something that was discouraged when he became a physician. Now his podcast, begun in 2015, "Explore the Space" is popular and he has 25,700 followers on Twitter, promoting discussion and idea exchange. "Standing in the colonnade, next to the Rose Garden, you are connected to a sense of obligation." He can be followed on Twitter @ETSshow; podcast: explorethespacesshow.com
Will Seppi, '93
Will Seppi, '93, CEO of Costeaux Bakery, which was named one of the North Bay's Best Places to Work by the NB Business Journal, in the 101 to 250 employee category. This is the 11th time they have been recognized under Will's leadership, who knows recognizing and supporting employees is key to their success. Besides the original Healdsburg site, since 1923, they now have locations in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and the Sonoma County Airport. Some of the best bread and desserts in the county, from an Alum who consistently supports our school.
Steven Zichichi, '18 - A Year of Service in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Steven Zichichi, '18, after graduating from Westmont College in Santa Barbara this past spring, is embarking on a year of service in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He won't have cell service or regular email, but will be keeping journals of his work there. The non-profit organization which he is working for, Rostro de Cristo, will send a few updates throughout the year explaining a little about what he is doing while in Ecuador. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers during this dedicated time of service.
Eagle Scout Recognition
Congratulations to the group of Eagle Scouts from the graduating class of 2022: Roy Harder, Aidan Johnson, Michael Gonzalez-Lopez, Donovan Ammons, and Sean Sieurac. Out of a class of 115, five is a high number, reflective of strong service work and commitment. Their years of work and projects speak to their dedication and care for their community.
Remembering Those Who Passed - Parents of alums who passed this summer:
Terry Coxon -
Tim, '95, Dan, '02, Ben, '04, Ann, & Elizabeth
Henry Von der Mehden -
Eric, '84, Heidi, '93, and Alex, '14
Mike Owen -
Matthew, '02, and Brad, '06
Carlos Tamayo -
Sam, '93, and Giana, '26
Phillip Moeller -
Ken, '80, and Michael, '84
Please keep them and their families in your prayers and thoughts.
Alumni Association Committee
Join our Committee if you'd like to help Alum events in the coming year. Here are our scheduled meeting dates for the year:
All meetings are at 5pm, at Jake's Place, the Covered Eating Area, unless otherwise specified.
Monday, September 26
Monday, October 24
Monday, November 28
Monday, January 23
Monday, February 27
Monday, March 27
Monday, April 24
Monday, May 22
Thanks to these alums who have offered to help:
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.
Cardinal Newman Welcomes the Largest Incoming Freshman Class!
We welcomed 175 incoming Freshman from the Cardinal Newman Class of 2026 into our school community with the start of this school year. This marks a milestone as the largest incoming classes of all times!
Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now being accepted. We anticipate a wait list this coming year, so apply early or encourage others who are interested in a Cardinal Newman education to use this Online Inquire and start the application process!
First Home Football Game -
THIS Friday Night!
Join us under the lights at Ed Lloyd Field for our first home football game THIS Friday, September 23rd as we take on St. Mary's Stockton. JV game at 4:30 - Varsity game at 7:00.
See you there!
Fun in the Fall - THANK YOU!
Thank you to ALL our alums who attending or shared their wines and beers with us at this year's Fun in the Fall! It was a wonderful celebration that gathered the largest crowd for this event since 2015! We are grateful for your support and look forward to seeing you at the next event!
Photo of Rene Byck '85 of Paradise Ridge Winery
Alumni Calendar - You're Invited!
Homecoming Tailgate Alumni Party -
October 7th, @ 4:30pm, Jake's Place - Covered Eating Area - No RSVP needed. See you there!
Young Alum Gathering -
December 17th @ 11:00am, New Classroom Building
RSVP to Graham @ email@example.com
UHS Crab Feed -
January 21st, Gym
Stay tuned for ticket information.
Spring Legacy Gala -
February 11th, @ 5:00pm, Vintners Inn
Stay tuned for ticket information.
Day of Giving - October 9, 2022
Each year, we commemorate our annual Day of Giving on October 9th to celebrate the feast day of our patron St. John Henry Newman. Additionally, October 9th, 2022 marks the 5th anniversary of the Tubbs Fire. We remember this day and celebrate with gratitude for our community who continues to come together to support each other and rebuild our school campus.
As part of our Annual Fund program, our Day of Giving supports the operating budget for the school. With nearly 73% of our budget supporting our compensation program, your gift directly impacts our ability to care for our faculty & staff with competitive salaries and benefits. Giving to this program is the best way to contribute to this endeavor.
Please consider making a gift on or before our annual Day of Giving on Sunday, October 9th. You may make an online gifts to our Day of Giving here.
Don't miss the fun!
Class of 1982 - October 8th, at Trattore Farms
Class of 1997 - November 5th, at Shady Oak Barrel House
Class of 2001 - October 15th, at CN ACC
Contact Graham Rutherford for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 1992 - July 24th, at CN
Class of 1972 - September 3rd, at Wild Oak
Congratulations to two great classes for celebrating together, 30 years and 50 years!
Nuptials in Ferndale: Congratulations to Ryan Corriveau, '06, CN teacher/coach, and Laura Jorgensen, CN counselor. On August 20th at Church of the Assumption in Ferndale, CA, conducted by Fr. Alvin Villaruel, CN Chaplin emeritus, the two were wed. Attended by many from CN, past and present, the wedding was a joyous celebration, many good wishes for the happy couple, who will be living in Santa Rosa.
Attending: Bridesmaid, Denise Corriveau,'12; Best Man, Matt Dyer, '06; David Koven, '06; Max Moran, '06; Connor Van Alstyne, '06; Lector Chris Catelli, '09; Derek DeBennedetti, '94; Melissa Rodriguez Lobbregt, '00; Catherine Sigler Eggleston, '02; Tracy Gallagher Williams, '02; John Gilson; Gayle DeRutte; John Contreras; Tony Greco; Paul Cronin; Graham Rutherford, '77.
Births - Our Future Cardinals!
Congratulations to Jeffrey Badger '09 and his wife Danielle! On September 5th, 2022, their daughter Lainey Grace, a future Cardinal from the Class of 2041 was born. Her big brother Landyn James, future Cardinal from the Class of 2038, is excited to have a new baby sister!
Congratulations to Marina Fowler Puou '14 and her husband Ryan Puou! On August 27, 2022, they welcomed their first child, Koda Puou, a son weighing 8 lbs 12 oz and a future Cardinal from the Class of 2041. Congratulations on the new addition!
What's the news?
Share important milestones with us to include in our next issue: marriages, births, deaths, work roles, service, exceptional events. We'd love to hear from you! Help keep our community in the loop of life.
Graham Rutherford, '77
Director Alumni Relations & Community Engagement