Class Notes

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.

Polly Bayless Fitz-Gerald ’68

Alumnae Relations  -  602.240.3131

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Shannon Hirsch resides in Boise, ID where she is very involved with the DAR and dedicated to serving our veterans as the state of Idaho Veteran’s Affairs Volunteer Service representative.

All Alumnae

The Xavier Alumnae Board held an All Alumnae Reunion on campus on April 15, 2021.We were so excited to have an in-person event and see friends again! Plenty of refreshments and Xavier swag.


Ann Hurley Barker ’80 has launched a new business, Annie’s Flower Truck. She travels around and sets up in different places in the valley in her vintage blue VW bus. You can make your own bouquet!


Marya Stark is the cofounder of Trajectory Women, an organization that creates Women’s peer coaching groups supported by an executive coach. She is also the cofounder and founding President of Emerge America, the largest political leadership organization for women in the US.


Barrie Shamadan Petty is the director of Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund.


Frances Blake Ducar was names a Woman of Achievement by In Business Magazine.


Two Xavier alumnae were celebrated as Women of Achievement in January 2020 as part of the President’s Circle Dinner celebration.
Sara Bartylla Miller ‘84 was feted for her service to the school. Sara has served as School Advisory Board chair for nine years. She has three Xavier alumnae daughters, Molly ‘14, Annie ‘17 and Emily ‘19. Sara teaches fourth grade at Saints Simon and Jude where she established the Peer Mentor Program. She is a facilitator for the Diocesan Proud to Protect Program and a Diocesan Religion Curriculum Committee member.

Anna Puchacz Burke ‘94 was honored for her service to the community. Anna is a board certified geriatric psychiatrist, the Karsten Solheim Chair for Dementia, and the Director of the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division at the Barrow Neurological Institute.
She is dedicated to helping patients and families struggling with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s dementia. Anna has two daughters.

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