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Alumnae Au Courant MAY 2019

Christina Ciardullo '02 named 2019 Commencement Speaker

Sacred Heart Greenwich will graduate 80 global leaders in the Class of 2019 on Thursday, June 6. This year’s commencement speaker, Christina Ciardullo, is a graduate of the Class of 2002 and currently serves as Senior Architect at LAVA, a global architecture firm specializing in socially and environmentally responsible design, in Berlin, Germany. She is also the co-founder of SEArch+, Space Exploration Architecture, which develops human-supporting design concepts for space habitats. A graduate of Columbia University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in philosophy and astronomy, Ciardullo went on to receive a Master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University and has begun a Ph.D. at Yale University’s Center for Ecosystems and Architecture.

$1 Million Gift to Sacred Heart Greenwich for Field Access Walkway

Alumna June Dolce Heffernan '59 and her husband Jack have gifted Sacred Heart Greenwich $1 million to fund a key component of our campus upgrades: a permanent access path to the field hockey, lacrosse and softball fields and the Hardey Observatory. We are so grateful for June and Jack's continued generosity and vision for Sacred Heart. As parents to four alumnae and grandparents to six students, the Heffernans have long supported and believed in Sacred Heart’s mission.

For information on the new field access walkway project, please read the email from Pamela Juan Hayes '64, Head of School, that was sent on Wednesday, May 29.

17th Annual Katie Cassidy Higgins '96 Lacrosse Tournament

Another successful Katie Cassidy Higgins '96 Memorial Lacrosse Tournament is in the books! Thanks to all of our local alumnae who joined for a beautiful morning filled with fun, food and lacrosse.

Class of 2019 Passport Ceremony

The Class of 2019 received their passports on May 28 during a chapel ceremony and luncheon. One step closer to graduation and life beyond King Street, these passports grant the seniors official access to the wider Sacred Heart alumnae community around the world. Guest speaker Bridget Scaturro '14 gave an inspirational speech to the seniors about how their experience at Sacred Heart Greenwich has prepared them for what lies ahead.

Several members of the Class of 2019 are also the daughters of Sacred Heart alumnae. They include (and are pictured above left to right) Roxanne Kassapidis, daughter of Elizabeth Tahmincioglu Kassapidis '81; Daisy Steinthal, daughter of Nicole Russo Steinthal '88; Caroline Conrod, daughter of Lucy Coudert Conrod '89; Lily Brown, daughter of Maureen Mara Brown '82; Megan Maher, daughter of Susan Carey Maher '90 (Newton Country Day); and Julia Sutherland, daughter of Mary Ellen Vouté Sutherland '85 (not pictured).

Varsity Lacrosse and Track & Field 2019 FAA Champions

With a 13-1 win over Greens Farms Academy, Varsity Lacrosse snagged the FAA Tournament Championship for the third year in a row! The Track & Field team also saw unprecedented success this season throughout their regular season meets and capped it off by winning the inaugural FAA Championships. Way to go Tigers!

The King Street Chronicle & Perspectives recognized by The Columbia Scholastic Press Association

The King Street Chronicle and Perspectives were both recognized by The Columbia Scholastic Press Association with Silver Crown and Gold Medal Awards. Class of 2018 alumnae Andy Bella, Sofia Caruso and Kate Ruberti also received Gold Circle Awards for their contributions to Perspectives.

The Fund for Sacred Heart

The deadline to make your 2018-2019 gift to The Fund for Sacred Heart is June 30. Curious how your gift makes an impact? Watch the video below to see how your donation to The Fund for Sacred Heart supports the School.

Sadé Clacken Joseph '07 visits Upper School Creative Filmmaking class

Sadé Clacken Joseph '07 recently came home to King Street to pay a special visit to the Upper School Creative Filmmaking class. A filmmaker, music video director, photographer, and singer-songwriter, Sadé shared real words of wisdom for our young filmmakers.

Magee Dunn '11  visits Lower School for Congé Cake War

Magee Dunn '11 surprised the Lower School last month with a very sweet Congé! An executive pastry chef at Cake Placid in Lake Placid, Magee lead our youngest students in an exciting morning of cake decorating.

Marguerite Wolanske '18 takes first place for her age group in the 55th annual Jim Fixx Memorial Day Run

Congratulations to Marguerite Wolanske '18 who came in first place for the female 13-19-year-old age group at the Jim Fixx Memorial Day 5-Mile Run! Marguerite served as the captain of the cross country team while at Sacred Heart and is currently a student at the University of Texas at Austin.

Hilly Dunn '77 and family perpetuate grandmother's legacy as a prominent Art Deco artist

Hilly Dunn '77 serves as VP on the International Hildreth Meière Association board, which perpetuates her grandmother's legacy as a prominent Art Deco artist. On Saturday, June 15, Hilly's daughter, Anna Kupik, will give a lecture at Fairfield University Art Museum titled, "Hildreth Meière: Ahead of Her Time, Navigates a Career in a Man’s World."

Upcoming Events

NYC Alumnae Rooftop Cocktail Reception

To RSVP, please email alumnae@cshct.org.

Save the Date - Reunion 2019!

Job Board

Julie Jason P'09 is looking to fill the following positions at her wealth management firm in Stamford, CT: a writer/researcher to assist in writing a column, a full-time administrative assistant, and a trainee to do analytical work and learn how to work with clients. If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please contact her assistant, Alona, at 203-322-1198.

In Memoriam

Barbara Albanese, grandmother of Jennifer Schwabe '12 and Lauren Schwabe '15 passed away on May 16.

Mary Daly, mother of Susan Daly Stearns '81, passed away peacefully on May 23. The funeral will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 10 am, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach, FL.

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