Alumni News

News about and for our valued alumni.


Welcome Mark Barchony, DuBois Central Catholic School’s New Advancement Director

Mark Barchony is the new Advancement Director at DuBois Central Catholic School. He looks to be proactive in planning the future development of DCC. He is looking forward to reengaging the alumni at a personal level and working with local and regional businesses to impact Central moving forward. Barchony was born in DuBois, but has […]

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Alex Allender, Class of 2013

Attending Edinboro University, majoring in fitness and health sciences; recipient of the Platinum Award, Superior Cade Decoration Award, Amvets Award, American Legion General Military Excellence Award; was a participant in Edinboro’s Ranger Team Challenge; enrolled in the Army ROTC program.

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Jaime Lynn Syrylo DeFrank, Class of 1973

Clarion University & Harrisburg Hospital, 1977; worked as Medical Technologist at the Hershey Medical Center for 35 years; married to Dr. John DeFrank, mother of Laura, Brian and Ethan.

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Kristine Gasbarre, Class of 1998

Co-author of New York Time’s Best Selling memoir, Etched in Sand, with Regina Calcaterra; started working in the publishing industry at Simon & Shuster while in graduate school at Fordham University in New York City; authored her first book, How To love An American Man, through HarperCollins; currently working on her second project for HarperCollins.

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Courtney Herzing, Class of 2009

Earned BA in Journalism, Gannon University; hosted talk shows on WERG 90.5 FM; was assistant editor for The Gannon Knight; was PR practitioner for The Erie Playhouse; currently employed at First Media Radio, LLC in DuBois.

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Amanda Knarr, Class of 2009

Majored in Political Science and International Studies with a minor in Spanish at Washington & Jefferson College; awarded three Magellan Awards for independent research projects; entered Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service Masters Program; has interned with the United Nations and Chilean government; currently an intern at The Bretton Woods Committee; also a certified personal trainer.

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Benjamin J. Kunkle, Class of 2005

HR Coordinator at Connect America, makers of Medical Alert, near Philadelphia; earned a BS in Business Marketing from Clarion University in 2009.

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Daniel McNally, Class of 2009

Graduate of Robert Morris University; worked as a paid intern at Henderson Brothers, Pittsburgh, his senior year; currently Mortgage Servicing Analyst for Provident Funding, Carnegie, PA.

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Joseph McNally, Class of 2010

Currently in 5th year of a 6 year program at Gannon University; summer interned at Drayer Physical Therapy, Bellefonte; plans to finish his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2016.

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Matthew McNally, Class of 2007

Graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Clinical Psychology with a double major in English & Psychology; in 2013, earned a Masters in Psychology from West Virginia University; in 2016, will fulfill requirements for his PhD in Forensic Psychology; has worked in both state and federal prisons; married Tara Fatula, […]

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