Class Notes Update
Historically, Xavier’s Class Notes has been featured in our Connections magazine. In a conscious effort to go green and maintain Xavier’s STEAM goals, Class Notes is now available online. Similarly, in order to maintain continuity as well as keep our community informed the featured notes will be updated twice a year (January and July). As the feature note is updated the prior will be archived as a viewable PDF available at all times. Class Notes featured prior to May 2017 are available through our Office of Alumnae Relations and are physically archived on campus in the Xavier Archive.
Help us keep our featured lists updated and accurate by updating your information and by contacting Polly Bayless Fitz-Gerald ’68 our Director of Alumnae Relations.
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Sarah Renke Churchill ran into fellow alumnae Jennie Hodgkins Weiland ’91(L) and Stephanie Mehagian Brugger ’90 (R) at the Dads’ Club BBQ. Sarah has a Baby Gator, Lucy, coming to Xavier!
Julianne Wachtel Bosch wrote a book for her 50th birthday, a gift to her children. How A Mother Took Her First Step On the Moon: A Mother’s Keepsake Journal of Advice to My Children. The book is a collection of true family stories and an empowering journal for future and current moms.
Dr. Mara Windsor Reithinger is a busy mother of three, an emergency room physician and is the founder and president of a non-profit organization, L.I.F.E., aimed at suppporting and prioritizing the health and well-being of working professionals. Her latest venture is as the owner and CEO of Doctor Housecalls of Paradise Valley, that provides mobile urgent care for all ages.
Jennifer Dunn Herrera has been teaching English at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe for 26 years. Her husband is a teacher and varsity baseball coach at Desert Vista High School. They have three children, A.J., Patrick and Payton. She remembers life at Xavier was about activities and sports and says not much has changed! She is grateful for her time at Xavier and the foundation it provided so she can continue her work in education.
Claire Rouge recently finished a Master of Jurisprudence from Tulane University Law School. She is the Vice President of Human Resources at Brown & Brown Insurance-Absence Services Group. Claire lives in Stratham, New Hampshire in an antique farmhouse that she and husband James Lee are renovating. She has two grown children living in Albuquerque, NM. Claire is very in touch with her former classmates from XCP!
Amy Lorenzini Wren lives in San Jose, CA with her husband Chris BCP ’92 and children Lane and Ashleigh. Amy is working with former Peloton instructer Chase Tucker to assist with getting his new executive coaching/consulting business off the ground.
Carrie McKnight O’Brien is a Gust Rosenfeld capital partner.
Tara Gleash was awarded a $500 grant from SRP and the Cardinals Charities Touchdowns for Teachers. she teaches at Lookout Mountain Elementary and will use the grant for science projects and books.
Alexis Othon Goodrich is the Senior Director of Field Operations, supporting critical infrastructure and serving Enterprise customers across the states of AZ, CO, NM, NV and UT. She is married to Marcus and they have a daughter Ashtyn, a middle schooler at North Phoenix Prep. Alexis is counting down the days to her opportunity to pursue being a Gator.
In September, Guia Golden rode in the BRAKING AIDS® Ride, an 80-mile bike ride from Fishkill, New York to New York City. She was supporting Housing Works Thrift Shop seeking to end the crisis of homelessness and Aids. Her team raised over $203,000!
Laura Franco French has been named Director, State Government Relations at TSMC in Arizona.