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Alumnae News Archive

List of 20 news stories.

  • Celebration and nostalgia on display at Alumnae Reunion Day

    At Alumnae Reunion Day on Saturday, we welcomed over 100 alumnae, with graduation years ranging from 1949 to 2009.

    Alumnae toured the campus to see how it has evolved since they were students, and took a walk down memory lane by viewing artifacts from their school days. 

    It was such a blessing to have so many happy reunions with fellow classmates and past faculty. We were especially honored to have Ann Crosby Carpenter ’49, who celebrated her 70th reunion, as well as alumnae from the Class of 1969 (our 50-year golden diploma recipients) and the years ending in 4 and 9. 

    A special shoutout to Hall of Fame inductee Alex Marquez ’09 and our Distinguished Alumnae Awardees, Kit Rodden ’84 for professional achievement and Shannon Morzov ’94 for service to Flintridge Sacred Heart.
  • Alumnae share their work and educational experiences at Career Day

    Thank you to our alumnae who joined us for Career Day! This event is designed to connect current juniors and seniors with alumnae working in different career fields. With more than 20 alumnae taking part in the event, students were able to rotate between a variety of panels, including arts and entertainment, business, education, law and STEM/medical. Alumnae described their career trajectories and answered our students questions about their experience.
  • Alumnae Family Mass & Reception

    We were thrilled to welcome alumnae and their families back to the Hill yesterday for the Alumnae Family Mass & Reception.
  • Fit for Life brings alumnae to the Hill for special yoga event

    We had so much fun at Fit for Life, our first yoga event on the Hill for alumnae! Thanks for sharing this spiritual moment with us.
  • Young alumnae toast the season

    On Tuesday, alumnae from the Classes of 2009 to 2018 gathered at Checker Hall in Highland Park to reconnect and celebrate the holiday season.
  • Alumnae volunteered their time at Service Day

    Alumnae and their families lived out the motto “seeking truth, serving others” on Saturday by participating in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels' Adopt-a-Family program where they organized and wrapped donations for families in need.
  • Alumnae reconnect during Glaze and Rozé event

    n intimate group of alumnae joined us on the Hill Wednesday night to decorate Christmas ornaments, with Ms. Kent, our ceramics instructor, providing enthusiastic instruction. Thanks to the alumnae who joined us for a fun evening!
  • Find out how you can support scholarships at FSHA

    Flintridge Sacred Heart supports students with financial need through the Johansing Scholarship, which is awarded to students each year. All proceeds from the Harry G. Johansing Golf Tournament & Dinner go to the Johansing Scholarship, the largest endowed scholarship at Flintridge Sacred Heart. You can support future Johansing Scholars like Nia Harris '17 by participating in the 44th Annual Harry G. Johansing Golf Tournament and Dinner on Sept. 10 at the San Gabriel Country Club.

    "At FSHA, I learned to be an independent, strong, confident woman. FSHA taught me that my opinions matter, that all woman are important and can create amazing things in this world. Without FSHA, I would not have met my amazing friends and the amazing adults that have mentored me to be who I am today. Without FSHA, I would not be attending Northwestern University and would not have been prepared for the rigorous (but fulfilling) life of a student-athlete. So I am forever grateful for the Johansing Scholarship because, with this scholarship, I was able to attend FSHA–the place that sparked my leadership and curiosity for change." -- Nia Harris '17

  • Sister Donna needs your support

    I wouldn't be the person I am today had it not been for the Dominican Sisters finding ways to support me and my family so I could attend San Gabriel Mission High just a few short (50 years!) ago.
    Flintridge Sacred Heart supports students with financial need through the Harry G. Johansing Golf Tournament & Dinner. Every event features a scholarship recipient speaking of her accomplishments and gratitude for the Johansing Scholarship, which keeps her dreams alive and her heart on fire. Each year, I have been duly impressed and moved by what benefactors and generous hands can provide. Oh, how I’ve enjoyed the fun of the sisters’ putting challenge and the pressure to score for my sponsors and our Tolog families!
    I won't be able to have memorable fun at this year's tournament, so I’m asking you to fill in for me by supporting the Harry G. Johansing Golf Tournament & Dinner on Sept. 10. Sign-up now to golf, toast, put your money down and raise that paddle to support our Tologs!

    Sr. Donna Marie Nicholas, O.P.
  • Alumnae Family Fun Day Was a Blast!

    We had a great day welcoming back our alumnae and their families on the Hill at our Family Fun Day!
  • Kristen Schwarz '02 joins board of Leadership Pasadena

    Congrats to Kristen Schwarz '02, who has been named to Leadership Pasadena's Board of Directors! Read on more details.
  • Join us for Student Research Showcase on May 23

    Join us on May 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. for Student Research Showcase! Find out what our talented student researchers have been up this year during the evening's poster session and more in-depth presentation sessions of select projects. The event will feature research conducted as part of FSHA's Senior Research Project and Honors Scientific Research course. Alumna Kelly Fradet '17 will return to give the keynote address. 

    Seating will be limited and provided on a first come-first served basis. 
    The keynote address will be streamed in the Arts Center lobby for anyone who does not get a seat in the theatre.

    Student Research Sneak Peek

    Check out just a couple of the student research projects to be featured at the Student Research Showcase

    Website by Erin Cross

    Mushi: Why Americans Reject the Wonderful World of Eating Insects

    While the rest of the world practices entomophagy (eating insects), America’s western ethnocentric views prevent Americans from regularly practicing this. Most Americans have a preconception that entomophagy is disgusting and bizarre. It becomes easy for Americans to look down on and judge the people of a culture that eats insects. Unaccepting of this foreign practice, Americans continue unsustainable, impractical, and unbeneficial practices that fail to efficiently feed people.
    SciSearch Project by Cate Doud, Lauren Risha & Claire Villegas

    Fueling the Future: Inducing Stress in Chlorella Sorokiniana to Optimize Production of Microalgal Biofuels

    Starving microalgae of essential nutrients causes it to stockpile fat (oil) that can be harvested for transportation fuel.  Can growing it in wastewater save money and allow ‘biofuel’ to compete at the gas pump?

  • Jennifer Miranti '17 gives TedTalk at Santa Clara University event

    Check out this TEDx talk by Jennifer Miranti '17, former speech & debate team captain. She was the only freshman from Santa Clara University's engineering school chosen to give a Ted. Her topic is an important issue that few have ever heard about, and she presents it in a clear, entertaining, yet informative fashion. This talk grew out of her Senior Research Project at FSHA. 
    We are so proud of her!

  • Alumnae Networking Night

    Our alumnae gathered at the LA Athletic Club last Thursday for our annual Professional Women's Network event. While mingling with fellow Tologs, attendees also had the opportunity to get complimentary professional head shots taken and had first access to our new Industry Insider Series.

    Our new Industry Insider Series offers exclusive opportunities to meet with industry experts for personal Q&A sessions this spring. Space is extremely limited, so interested alumnae should register now!

    Industry Insiders include:
    • Rene Fradet, CFO: JPL (Past Parent)
    • Juli Goodwin Roginson 87, Former Executive Vice President, Domestic Publicility: Warner Bros. 
    • Christine Longo Navarro '82, Associate Partner, Pacific Union International
    • Amy Heller Onderdonk '00 and Kim Heller '03, Speech-Language Pathologist and RN, CHLA
    • Colin Tom, Owner, New Moon Restaurants (Past Parent)
    • John Lombardo, Attorney, Partner: Arnold & Porter (Parent)
  • Alumnae bring enthusiasm and expertise to FSHA's Career Day

    More than 30 alumnae returned to the Hill yesterday to serve as panelists for FSHA's annual Career Day. Juniors and seniors attended three sessions and chose among six panels, including STEM, entrepreneurship, marketing, medical and health, arts and entertainment, and business. Alumnae were excited to share with students their experience and answer their questions. We are so grateful to our alumnae who generously shared their time on the Hill to meet and chat with students.
  • Alumnae Cocktail Party

    We welcomed alumnae back to the Hill on Saturday to celebrate our Alumnae Cocktail Party! With more than 130 people in attendance, we especially recognized classes ending in 8 and 3. Thank you to everyone who joined us for the event!
  • Alumnae return to the Hill for our annual alumnae basketball game

  • Alumna and magazine editor talks to students about her career

    Today’s Alumnae Lunch and Learn featured Sarah Ann Yang '07, who works as a lifestyle editor at Real Simple in New York City. She spoke on ways she strategizes to reach and engage audiences in an ever expanding social media world, and how the world of journalism has changed in the last ten years. This new program connects our students with alumnae who work in the fields they’re interested in, giving them opportunities to learn ways to break into different industries and have mentors along the way.
  • Alumnae return to the Hill for Ceramics & Wine Night

    20 alumnae from the 1980s to the 2010s attended our first ever Ceramics and Wine Night on Thursday. Taught by Heather Kent, our ceramics and sculpture teacher, each alumna crafted their own keepsake holiday ornament. This was a chance for alumnae to return to the Hill and see the new Jeanne Ward Foundation Ceramics Studio, which opened in 2016 as part of our Arts Center remodel. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this fun night!
  • Kayla Lund '17 among top 10 girls' high school athletes of the year

    Kayla Lund '17 is third among the top 10 girls' high school athletes of the year for 2016-17 as voted by the Glendale News-Press sports department. Congrats Kayla! Read the full coverage in the Glendale News-Press.

Alumnae Relations Office

List of 3 members.

  • Breeana Koemans 12

    Director of Alumnae Relations
  • Katherine Jean Cowan , O.P.  59

    Advancement / Alumnae Relations Volunteer
  • Carmella Grahn 

    Director of Advancement and Planning
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls' Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge. Overlooking Pasadena, FSHA educates girls from Los Angeles, Southern California and around the world for a life of faith, integrity and truth. 

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

440 St. Katherine Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
High School Office: 626-685-8300
Admissions: 626-685-8521

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