Mustang Tradition - Alumni Newsletter - November, 2014


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Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all IHS alumni and their families!!!

Our alumni are coming back to IHS, reconnecting with each other, and giving back to their alma mater in ways that have been inspiring to students of today. Thank you!


IHS alumna, Marianne (Urkiel) Mitchell '81 recently gave a moving speech at the Leadership Recognition Reception to kick off the "I Am Immaculate Fund" campaign.  You will defiinitely want to take a minute to read it. Click here!

Alumni Spotlight ~ Leo Gallagher '77

Leo Gallagher '77, back in the day!  Today, Leo volunteers as President of Brotherhood in Action.

For 35 years, Brotherhood-In-Action has been providing local families with food and supplies to make it through the holiday season. Last week, the organization kicked off the annual three-day Thanksgiving distribution to some 90 families in the Bethel, CT area who might otherwise be forced to do without necessities, never mind holiday treats.  Leo Gallagher serves as the President of the organization.  "It's a great organization that is totally run by volunteers," said Leo.  "We have no employees; all of the money that comes in we donate."  When asked about the influence that Immaculate High School had on his future volunteer efforts, Leo responded, "Everyone at Immaculate volunteered while I was at school.  Being surrounded by it, I learned how important it was to care for those in your community."  

Leo, thank you for being a wonderful role model for Immaculate students of today.  Mustang pride!

Alumni Event Pictures ~ November

IHS Class of 1989 Reunion - 70 alumni celebrated their 25th reunion with a weekend of events from Friday night through Sunday morning.  Thank you to the reunion committee of Marcey (Chapman) Briscoe, Nicole (Randazzo) Cipriani, Liz Durkin, Angie Jeffrey, Jen (Merkel) Lipari, Brian McGovern, Ellen (Vogt) Meyst and Rob Mitchell.  Once a Mustang...Always a Mustang!

IHS Class of 1984 Reunion ~ It was wonderful to see '84 alumni join us for their 30th reunion at the Heritage Inn.  It was a great night and we'd like to thank Martin Tuite and Joe Bianchini for organizing the event.  Cheers to '84!  


IHS Class of 1994 Reunion ~ Celebrating their 20 year reunion, members from the Class of '94 joined at Pippa's, where owner Jason LaReau '94 ensured that a great night was had by all.  Thank you to Jennifer Goeller-Morsey for organizing the event.


Alumni Mass & Breakfast ~
Thank you to Monsignor Hossan (first principal of IHS) and Father Jeff (IHS Spiritual Director) for celebrating our first Sunday Mass for alumni.  Alumni lit candles to remember deceased loved ones at the start of the Mass.  The voices of the IHS Concert Choir filled the chapel with beautiful music, led by Fine Arts Director, Mary Raymond '77.  Our students said the readings and served on the altar.  Following the Mass, alumni and their families were treated to breakfast courtesy of the IHS Alumni Association in appreciation for all that our alumni do for Immaculate High School!  Thank you to the approximately 75+ guests that joined us.  It was another special day at Immaculate.

The Kent family - Ben, Isabel '17, Olivia, Maggie (Bierwirth) Kent '91, Peter, enjoying Mass and breakfast at IHS!




If you have news you'd like to share for our next newsletter, or for Traditions magazine, please email Alumni Coordinator, Denise (Henry) Suarez '87 at



The IHS Alumni Association is looking forward to a great 50th anniversary celebration of our first graduating class.  Fesitivies will take place next year.  Please contact Denise, Alumni Coordinator at if you would like to join the 50th Anniversary planning committee.  Meetings will begin in January, 2015.  We would love to have you on board, as we plan for a wonderful year-long celebration of Immaculate High School.  SAVE THE DATE - COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND 2015...details coming soon!!!


Congratulations to the IHS Girls Soccer team - Class L STATE CHAMPIONS, coached by alumnus Nelson Mingachos '89.

Please click here for our Athletic Newsletter for all of our fall sports updates!

Once a Mustang...always a Mustang!





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