Alumni Updates – July 2021

July 21, 2021

Purcell Marian Class of 1996

Mike Herring is Executive Director of Educator Effectiveness at Chicago Public Schools. He oversees a $12M grant to improve recruitment and retention of talented teachers in Chicago's hardest-to-staff schools by building new leadership opportunities. Excellent teachers are released from the classroom part-time and paid a stipend to support/coach peers. Mike lives in Chicago with his wife Beth, and three daughters (Julia, Kate, and Lucy).    

Purcell Marian Class of 1999

Kristen Bailey is the co-owner of Sweets & Meats in Mt. Washington. She is on the board for the Local School Decision Making Committee at Mt. Washington Elementary and was the winner of the 2019 Small Business Administration’s Ohio Small Business Person of the Year. Kristen was featured in the July 2019 issue of Cincinnati Magazine. She was appointed to the Small Business Development Center National Advisory Board in March 2020.  Sweets & Meats took 1st Place Entrée in the 2019 Taste of Cincinnati.

Purcell Marian Class of 2003

2003 graduate Joshua Brogden is the owner and CEO of Extreme Clean Auto Detailing in West Chester. Josh, along with his wife Amber, his sons, and several employees provide pick-up service and various car detailing packages. Josh and Amber were featured in the November 2020 issue of the Cincinnati Enquirer’s article entitled, “Entrepreneurs Amber and Joshua Brogden Use Car Detailing Business to Help Others.”

Purcell Marian Class of 2006

John Kubale earned a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan in December 2020. John’s dissertation looked at Severe Illness Associated with Respiratory Viruses Burden and Temporal Dynamics. The work focused on the relationship between flu and pneumonia in children in Managua, Nicaragua. Prior to getting his master’s degree and doctorate John worked for the CDC in Atlanta. He is currently engaged in post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan. 

Purcell Marian Class of 2014

Lamuel Bean is currently working on a master’s degree in Epidemiology at Ohio State University. After his master's, he plans to go on for his Ph.D.

Marian High School Class of 1966

Judy Moyer Hoffman has spent the last several years supporting dying parishioners of St. Andrew’s parish. She established a grief support group at the parish and is currently planning an event to help educate aging parishioners about death and dying. In addition to her work in bereavement, she is enrolled in the Lay Pastoral Ministry Program at the Mt. St. Mary Seminary.  

Regina Class of 1966 

At the age of 65, Pam Hittner Tucker started a walking group with some friends and has since written a book about the experience. The book, Thursday Walking Group, is about 79 different Cincinnati area walks.  It is 530 pages of pictures and stories about where they walked including the history of the areas.  It is only available through Cincinnati's Downtown Library Branch Maker’s Space.  The walks last one-and-half to two hours and are usually 3 to 4 and sometimes 6 miles long. 

Regina Class of 1966

Joan Endres Jessee is a member of the Sister Cities Program in Cincinnati. This program offers Chinese English teachers the opportunity to come to Cincinnati every other year to study English for five months. Joan taught the Chinese teachers at school and hosted them in her home. Additionally, she taught Conversational English to high school students in Liuzhou, China, Cincinnati's sister city, six times since 2005. Five of those times were in a summer school program and once for a semester.

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