Mustang Tradition - Alumni Newsletter - June, 2014


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18 days and $7,250 to go to reach our Immaculate Fund goal!

Immaculate High School needs the support of our alumni.  Your gift makes all the difference.  The Immaculate Fund closes the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of an Immaculate education.  It supports the essential operational needs of our school.  Every gift, at any level makes a difference.  If you've never donated to the Immaculate Fund before, please consider making this year your first.  Let's have the July newsletter read, "OUR ALUMNI COMMUNITY PUTS IMMACULATE FUND OVER THE TOP!"  Thank you for believing and investing in Immaculate.  Please click below to make your gift today.


Congratulations Class of 2014!

IHS Class of 2014

This picture was taken of the Class of 2014 following the Alumni Induction Ceremony, wearing their new IHS alumni t-shirts. They are now GOLD alumni (Graduates of the Last Decade).  Eleven of these graduates have parents who are alumni!  They have already made their mark by giving back to future Mustangs, donating over $1,000 to their senior class gift.  These funds will go towards the new Learning Commons which will open this fall in place of the current library.  Thank you 2014!

Here's some remarkable statistics about the Class of 2014:

  • 3 National Merit Commended Students
  • 42 members of the National Honor Society
  • Accepted to 191 colleges and universities in 34 states
  • Enrolled in 62 colleges and universities in 19 states
  • Earned in excess of $16 million in documented scholarships and grants (Class of 2014 averaged $140,777 per senior)

Alumni Concert - 6/12 - 7:00 p.m.

Alumni Concert 2013

Each year a group of alumni return to perform at the Palace Theater (165 Main Street in downtown Danbury).  It's a relaxing, entertaining night of music and friendship.  Alumni such as Aislinn Gavin, Samantha Mingione, Nick Arne, Mike Matthews, Kate Valiska, David Buchanan, Eddie Peterson, Nick Gerbo, Johnny Kerins & Mike Hudak will be performing tomorrow night, Thursday 6/12.  All are welcome to join us!  Admission is $15 at the door.  Any alumni interested in performing should contact Mary Raymond at ASAP!


Have you ever thought about hosting an international student?

Immaculate H.S. is currently accepting applications for international student host families for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.  This year we are looking for host families for a young lady from Germany who will be a Grade 10 student and several Chinese students, male & female, in all grades.  The benefits of participating in Immaculate's International Student Program are many:

  • You will receive a $1,000 monthly stipend.
  • You will have the opportunity to share American culture & customs.
  • Your family will have a wonderful opportunity to learn firsthand about a new culture, language and way of life.
  • You will be supporting the school's efforts to be more globally conscious and helping our students become better citizens of the world.

If you would like more information, please contact Lynn Loya, Director of Counseling & the International Program at

We hope that some of our alumni will consider becoming part of this exciting effort.  It is a wonderful way to stay connected with Immaculate High School.


Alumni Spotlight

Jack Bouffard '93

Pictured are some of the many alumni who attended the Class of 1993's 20-year reunion.  Jack Bouffard pictured 3rd from left in top row (green shirt).

Jack Bouffard '93 is a true blue alumnus!  He visits IHS when he has a free moment, attended the recent encore performance of Les Miserables in Waterbury, and reunited with his fellow classmates at their 20th reunion this past fall.  Jack is the second of 6 Bouffards to graduate from IHS.  He was diagnosed and beat Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2008 and is actively involved with numerous young adult cancer support nonprofits.  He regularly does media and speaking appearances regarding cancer in young adults and appears on Sirius/XM's Doctor Radio Oncology Show.  In addition to his cancer work, he is on the Young Professionals of The Actors Fund, a NYC based non profit, supporting the entertainment community.  He is an avid traveller and music lover, attending 166 Dave Matthew Band concerts!  Jack has worked in sales and is a licensed massage therapist.

Regarding his 20th IHS reunion, Jack stated, "It was a tremendous success.  We had a Friday night happy hour, Mass in the IHS chapel and a school tour on Saturday, followed by the main event Saturday night.  It was hard to fathom twenty years have passed since we exited IHS, but the memories of our time there and the values we have taken with us will remain forever."

After attending IHS's performance of Les Mis, Jack commented on Facebook, "Simply put, I was BLOWN away by the show.  I was immediately sucked into the production in the same manner I am while sitting in a Broadway theater.  I can't begin to express how proud I am of everyone who was a part of this show  Mary Raymond deserves so much credit for directing such an amazing company.  I only wish my friends at The Actors Fund could have been there to share it with me, but I have a pretty strong feeling they'll be seeing some of these names in lights some day and I CAN'T WAIT! So proud and GO MUSTANGS!"

Thank you Jack for your unwavering support and love of IHS!

IHS alumni watch their children compete at Parochial School All-Star Track Meet in Mustang Valley

Alumni pictured with their children (maiden names listed): Debra Drury '87, Roger Hancock '92, Lori Novella '89, Joleen Garofalo '86, Jon Fenaroli '87 and Mike Walsh '87.  

Do we see some future Mustangs in this picture? Immaculate hosted 3 meets for our local parochial schools.  Children in grades K-8 compete in both track and field events.   It was wonderful to welcome so many alumni back to Mustang Valley, as they watched their children compete in the annual Parochial League All-Star track meet on June 1st.  Congratulations to all who competed!

To help ensure that area alumni who are interested in sending their child to Immaculate High School can do so, the Alumni Association offers as many scholarships as funds allow to children of alumni.  As the number of alumni sending their children to IHS increases (YAY!), so does the need for scholarship funds.  If you are interested in helping to ensure that generations of future Mustangs are able to attend IHS, please contact our Alumni Coordinator at  Recipients of scholarships have an annual luncheon in the fall with their donors, as a way to personally meet and thank the alumni who helped to give them the gift of an Immaculate education.  








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