April 21, 2017                                                              Once a Mustang...Always a Mustang!

 
 

Class of 1996 ~ 20th Reunion

2017 REUNION UPDATE

The classes ending is 2 and 7 are on tap for 2017! In addition, the Class of '86 has scheduled a belated 30th reunion and after having such a great 50th reunion last year, the Class of '66 has scheduled a reunion trip to Cape Cod in June. We are seeking an alum from the Class of 2012 to plan their 5-year reunion, but all other classes have reunions in the works, including the big 50th reunion for the Class of 1967! Please click the REUNION INFORMATION box to visit our reunion page for all of the latest details. Keep checking back as dates, venues and registrations are coming in weekly from the planning committees! If you have questions, please contact Denise Suarez '87, Director of Alumni Relations at (203) 744-1510 x158 or dsuarez@immaculatehs.org.

Class of '66 - 51st Reunion Trip to Cape Cod ~ June 13-16

Class of '67 - 50th Reunion ~ June 3 & 4 ~ Online registration now OPEN!

Class of '72 - Details coming soon!

Class of '77 - Details coming soon!

Class of '82 - 35th Reunion - Oct. 7

Class of '86 - 31st Reunion ~ June 10-11 ~ Online registration open next week!

Class of '87 - Details coming soon!

Class of '92 - Details coming soon!

Class of '97 - Details coming soon!

Class of '02 - 15th Reunion - June 25

Class of '07 - 10th Reunion - June 17

Class of '12 - Seeking reunion organizers

 

MUSTANG SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS JOE BOUFFARD '92 ~ MONDAY, APRIL 24

 

HOW TO BUILD YOUR ATHLETIC RECRUITING PLAN

The Mustang Speaker Series is a quarterly event where IHS alumni share their expertise with the Immaculate and Greater Danbury community. The event is free and sponsored by the IHS Alumni Association.

 

Please join us on Monday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. for our fourth presentation in the series brought to you by alumnus Joe Bouffard '92. He will present "How to Build Your Athletic Recruiting Plan." This presentation is open to all area middle and high school student-athletes and families, as Mr. Bouffard shows guests "how to take the focus off chasing a full athletic scholarship and put it on schools that offer free funding towards a degree." While Mr. Bouffard specializes in football, this presentation is beneficial to student-athletes in any sport.

Mr. Bouffard is currently the Northeast Director of Player Development for All American Games. Throughout his 20 years' experience coaching at the college and high school levels, combined with traveling the nation evaluating talent, Mr. Bouffard has become very familiar with the ins and outs of the recruiting process. At the presentation, "Coach Bouf" will discuss the various factors that a student-athlete's family needs to understand to not only play a sport at the collegiate level, but get their degree paid for by the school. Click the REGISTER NOW button to reserve your spot. Walk-ins are also welcome, but registration is encouraged.

 

 

ALUMNI DONOR RECOGNITION (FISCAL YEAR 7/1/15 - 6/30/16)

Immaculate's fiscal year closes on June 30th! If your name was not on last year's donor recognition list, please consider making a donation to the I Am Immaculate Fund. Your support is needed to help us reach our goal. To view last year's giving, please click the Alumni Donor Recognition box. As you can see from this and other newsletters, we are working hard to serve our alumni and are grateful for your support! We are confident that we will see an increase in alumni donor participation this year, allowing Mustangs of today and tomorrow to continue to benefit from an Immaculate education. YOU are making a difference! Please click DONATE NOW to show your support. Thank you!!

THANK YOU!

 
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TRIBUTE TO OUR VETERANS

Many alumni and other members of the IHS family have served their country in the armed forces. We are truly proud of each of them for their selfless dedication, bravery, and sacrifice to our nation. We would like to know who our alumni veterans are, so that we can honor them on our website, in upcoming publications and on Veteran's Day. If you, or an alum you know, is now or has been in the military, we would like to hear from you. Please take a moment to fill out an online form by clicking the VETERAN INFO button, telling us all about your service to our country. Stay tuned for details about our school-wide event in November which honors veterans and is open to all alumni to attend, especially our veterans. It is our hope that by Veteran's Day 2017, we have an accurate listing of all those alumni who have served our country. Thank you to all veterans past and present, living and deceased. We at Immaculate High School salute you!

 

"When I think about what it means to be a Mustang, the elements of determination and perseverance have stuck with me for my entire life. They were ingrained while I was a Mustang."

John Lopes '80

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

JOHN LOPES '80

West Point, Law School, CEO.  These are just a few of the post-Immaculate destinations and accomplishments of John Lopes. John joined us from Indiana last year to present Bob Slavinsky, Coach of the '86 State Championship football team at our Hall of Fame Ceremony.


John's success was perhaps preordained by his notable achievements at Immaculate High School. While a student-athlete here, John was four-year year letterman in football, a Connecticut 4x4 Silver Medalist in Indoor Track, acted in the school's production of Guys & Dolls and volunteered for Convenant House in NYC. These successes and experiences led him to the next level, as John went on to become the Captain of the Army Football Team that beat Navy in 1984 to win the Commander and Chief's Trophy then going on to defeat Michigan State in the 1984 Cherry Bowl, and also being the CMO of three Indy 500 wins while at Andretti Autosport.

 

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SHE'S THE FIRST 5K

SAT., APRIL 22 ~ 10:30 a.m.

Tarrywile Park (across from IHS)

Tomorrow, the Immaculate Chapter of She's the First is running their second annual 5K Walk/Run with all proceeds going to She's the First, an organization that provides scholarships to girls in low-income developing countries to help transform their lives through education . Only one in every five girls in the developing world finishes primary school and only one in three attends secondary school.

 

The Walk/Run is in memory of Rebecca Draper Townsend, Immaculate graduate from the Class of 2015, who passed away in a tragic accident in July of 2015. Rebecca was the founder of Immaculate's She's The First Chapter, one of the first high school chapters in the country. Rebecca loved theater, fashion and travel but most of all she loved helping others and that is what this walk/run is all about.


The race starts at 10:30 am on April 22nd. Registration fee for walk-ins is $30 per person. Last year the event raised $5,000 which enabled us to sponsor six students: Marisol (Peru), Nilda (Peru), Rehema (Uganda), Ruth (Peru), Tigist (Ethiopia) and Sowndariya (India). We hope that many of our alumni can join us for this event!

 
 
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IHS SPRING MUSICAL
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

APRIL 27, 28 & 29

Save the Date and join the many alumni who come "home" to support our performing arts program at IHS. If you have not been to an IHS spring musical in recent years, you are missing out on our award-winning productions. You can purchase your tickets to Fiddler on the Roof by clicking the PURCHASE TICKETS button!


SHOW TIMES
Thursday, April 27
7:00 PM
Friday, April 28
7:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 29
Matinee 2:00 PM
Evening 7:00 PM

 
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ALUMNI SPRING ATHLETIC GAMES


Boys Soccer - June 10, 2017 @2 p.m. in Mustang Valley - SAVE THE DATE!  
Registration details coming soon!

 

Stay tuned for information about possible boys & girls lacrosse and baseball alumni games in June!

 

EYE SPY ALUMNI AT THE GALA & CAREER DAY

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CAREER DAY ~ Coach Plumb and Bob Melvin '90 enjoy reconnecting. Thank you, Bob for speaking about your job in media and sales at NBC Sports!

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CAREER DAY ~ Edward & Tracy (Peterson) Brady '82 speak about law and marketing at this year's event. Thanks to Ed and Tracy for joining us!

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GALA ~ Kevin Dunleavy with '81 alumna! The Class of 1981 was well represented at this year's gala!!

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GALA ~ Ryan Nolan '09, Mary Raymond '77 and Dana (Krupinksy) Pinckney '01 are all smiles!

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GALA ~ Scott Mitchell '81, Deacon Font, Bob Nolan '70, Sal Chieffalo '81, Marty Lynch '79, Jennifer (Brockelman) Lynch '79 and Marianne (Urkiel) Mitchell '81 enjoying some time on the patio at the Amber Room!

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CAREER DAY ~ Patrick Stroh '06, Mrs. Proverb and Michael Kozlowski '04 reconnecting in the Learning Commons during the welcome reception.

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GALA ~ Samantha '14 and Andrew '15 Rosenblum join their father in celebrating their mother's well-deserved Distinguished Service Award. Congratulations Jennifer Rosenblum and thank you for all you have done and continue to do as a parent of alumni!

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CAREER DAY ~ Peter Tragni '82 speaking with students about careers in law enforcement. Thank you to Peter and our 30 alumni from across the decades for sharing your time and talents with our students!

 

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ALUMNI APPAREL BY UNDER ARMOUR

We received new inventory after our first order of Under Armour apparel for alumni SOLD OUT! We've received rave reviews on the quarter-zip and t-shirt and have alumni from all over the country showing off their Mustang Pride is these two great pieces by UA. Orders can be shipped directly to you!

 

Please visit our website at

www.immaculatehs.org/alumniapparel or click the button below to order yours. Quarter-zips are in male and female fits!

 

If you are not following us on LinkedIn, you are missing out on networking with your Immaculate family! Check out all of the recent alumni spotlights on LinkedIn. Share your professional achievements with us so that we can share on the IHS page by emailing dsuarez@immaculatehs.org. Please show your Mustang Pride by including your high school on your LinkedIn profile!  

If your class does not have their own Facebook page, you are missing out on chatting about reunion plans, class memories, sharing news and prayer intentions for fellow classmates. Contact Denise @ dsuarez@immaculatehs.org for help in setting one up. If you are looking for your class Facebook page, search "Immaculate High School – Class of xxxx" and request to join. To "like" the Immaculate High School Facebook page, click the Facebook icon to the left.

If you are not following us on Twitter, you are missing out on daily updates about what's happening at your alma mater! Follow us @ihsmustangs.

 

As we begin work on our next print newsletter and Traditions magazine, please send us any updates (marriage, births, graduations, promotions, awards, relocation, trips, etc.) @ dsuarez@myimmaculatehs.org. Thank you!

 
 

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