Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

Gina Morgan ’00

Dr. Gina (Morgan) Weir (00’), a medical dermatologist in Lincoln NE, opened her own private practice in May 2020 called Dermatology Associates of Lincoln. Her

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John Cunningham ’97

John Cunningham ’97 is the new Director of Athletics at the University of Cincinnati. What brought you to this position? I have been in college

Hayley Heath

Hayley Heath ’15

“Working with students with disAbilities has shown me how powerful of an impact music can have on individuals and how important it is that music education is available in all schools.”

Rachel (Kocarnik) Cassel ’10

What is your current title? When I was working full-time at Hallmark I was a product designer. But currently, I’m a full-time mom to my

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David Cao ’14

It’s a one year accelerated-learning program where Google teaches us all the things we didn’t learn in school and rotates us through two different Google teams.

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Kevin Naumann ’85

What is your current title? I am the principal of St. Joseph’s School in Lincoln How has your work in this area impacted you and

Brett Jamrog

Brett Jamrog ’11

I am entering my 2nd Year of Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Right now, I know that I am exactly where God

Katie Hile ’02

What is your current title and work place?I am Founder and CEO of Totonga Bomoi. In the local Congolese language of Lingala, ‘Totonga Bomoi’ means

Ryan Fischer ’05

What is your current title and work place? I am a Site Manager at Casey Nelson Exteriors.  How did Holy Weapons Rosary Crafting Company get

Betsy White O’Brien ’63

How did you go from Pius X to NASA? After a great education and graduating from Pius in 1963, I went to the University of

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Mike Manning ’67

What is your current title and workplace? I am still a Partner in the firm that I started practicing with in Kansas City, 42 years

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Hannah Schinkel ’11

What is your title and workplace? I am currently a Support Specialist at Hudl in Lincoln.  How did you get from Pius X to where

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Jeremy Ekeler ’97

Jeremy Ekeler is principal of the Cathedral of the Risen Christ School. What year did you graduate, and did you then know you could be

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Ben Kotopka ‘09

What is your title and workplace? I’m a sixth-year graduate student in Bioengineering at Stanford University; my work in Prof. Christina Smolke’s research group focuses

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Allison Zastrow ’12

What is your title and workplace? I am a PhD Student in Planetary Science at Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY. How did you

Meredith Hovis

Meredith Hovis ’13

What is your current title and workplace? This is my second year serving as a campus missionary with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) at

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Clare Morehouse ’17

Clare Morehouse, a 2017 graduate of Pius X High School, will appear in this year’s Pinewood Bowl, Inc. musical production of ‘Legally Blonde.’

What is your official title and workplace now? I'm actually retired, after 38 years in the Education field, serving in both Washington, DC and NYC. Over the course of those years I have served as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, director of services for students, principal, mentor/coach of aspiring and new principals, central office administrator for leadership development, and deputy superintendent in the Bronx. My favorite job was being a middle school principal at IS 123 in the Bronx. I am still working, part time, as an Educational Consultant for schools in NYC and with Teachers College at Columbia University in NYC. What do you consider your main objectives? To create schools that will listen to the voices of the children they serve and that will establish the environment and opportunities that empower children to achieve the bright future they deserve. What have you seen that keeps you motivated to help even more students, teachers and principals? The indefatigable hope and trust in the eyes of children everywhere... How has your work in education evolved over the past few decades? I grew up...and came to understand that when we don't know what to do for kids, we should probably have started by asking them... How did you go from Pius X to NYC? I went away to Cornell University for college and fell in love with NY How does your faith play into your role? My faith sustains me in my moments of weakness, worry and doubt, challenges me to be more and to give more than I ever believed possible, and reaffirms my belief in the dignity of all people. When not working, what hobbies or activities do you enjoy doing? Good movies, good reads, good company and good times (preferably at the beach, in Paris, or on any golf course), and good wine. What initiatives or projects are you hoping to start or finish in the coming years? I'm working with some TC colleagues on a principals retreat to refresh those in the "hot seat" and help them keep their "eyes on the prize". I'm also working with some colleagues on a leadership retreat for kids, and I'm also starting up a new vocal ensemble of high school students called "Vocem in Pacem" (The Voices for Peace) that will focus on music across all religions and cultures. What memories do you have of Pius X High School? Wow, so many, it's hard to pick just one - the camaraderie, the football games, band trips, musicals, classes with inspiring teachers and classmates, woodsies... just really am grateful for the truly well-rounded education I received at Pius and the deepening of my faith that began there and continues...

Virginia Connelly ’73

What is your official title and workplace now?  I’m actually retired, after 38 years in the Education field, serving in both Washington, DC and NYC. 

Bits & Pieces / Births / Weddings

Raun ’14

Sam Raun (2014) and Mary Ketter were married on June 15,

Aylward ’99

John Aylward (’99) and his wife Megan welcomed Joseph Douglass and

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Shipley ’16

Morgan Shipley ’16 was announced as Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 2019 Homecoming

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Kolbush ’12

Jared Kolbush ’12 and his wife Jayna welcomed their first child;

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McPhillips ’12

Bridget (Hansen) McPhillips ’12 and her husband Zach welcomed their second

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Jarrett ’00

Paul Jarrett ’00 and Stephanie (Turman) Jarrett (Bishop Neumann ’01) welcomed

Cronin ’01

Nathan Cronin ’01 and his wife Suzie welcomed Theodore (Theo) James

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Hile ’02

Katie Hile ’02 and Ryan David Patrick were married on Saturday,