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Your life stories are important to us as we strive to keep our alumni connected. We hope you have fond memories of your high school experience and would love to hear from you.

Two editions of the Irish Update are produced each year - one in the spring and one in the fall. We aim to ensure you are informed on alumni events, news, and correspondence while keeping you in the loop on current Bishop McNamara happenings. In addition to professional and address changes, please send us awards, honors, marriages, births, or memorial information that you would like reported in the Irish Update.

Please submit your stories and photos to Sandy LaMotte Malpasuto '82, Director of Alumni Relations, at or, click on this link to our Stay in Touch page.

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A Warm Welcome to All Irish Alumni!

The Irish Alumni Association Board strives to keep our graduates connected with their alma mater and to help foster relationships with classmates and friends.

Our 31st Annual Irish Golf Classic was held on Friday, July 7th at Oak Springs Golf Course in St. Anne, IL. Although we experienced two rain delays, we were very happy our golfers completed their entire round of golf. We had 124 participants this year which is one of the largest in the history of the outing. It was exciting to see so many alumni, current parents, and friends from near and far reunited at this event. Save the date for 2018! The Irish Golf Classic will be held on Friday, July 6th.

The Ken Klipp Classic 5K Run/2Mile Walk is another alumni favorite. This event was held on Saturday, August 19th. Our 2017 race honorees were Shawn Sullivan ’97 and Aimee Sims ’11. This race is being moved to Memorial Day Weekend in 2018. Stay tuned for details.

A record number of reunions are being celebrated this year. The Class of 1987 held their 30th Reunion on August 26th. The Class of 1967 held their 50th Reunion on September 23rd. The Class of 1972 held their 45th Reunion on September 23rd and 24th. The Grand Reunion encompassing all Irish Alumni through 1955 was held on September 24th. Over homecoming weekend, September 29th and 30th, the following are celebrating reunions: The Class of 1962 - 55th Reunion; The Class of 1977 - 40th Reunion; The Class of 1982 - 35th Reunion; The Combined Classes of 1991 - 26th Reunion, 1992 - 25th Reunion, 1993 - 24th Reunion; The Class of 1997 - 20th Reunion; and, the Class of 2007 - 10th Reunion. Lastly, the Class of 1957 celebrates their 60th Class Reunion on October 20th, 21st, and 22nd. Wow! We are thrilled that so many classmates are getting together this year. We thank all of you who have planned reunions in 2017. It’s a large task to take on but is well worth it!

We love to hear your stories so keep sending them in along with photographs. Don’t forget to send us your address changes so that you will continue to receive the spring and fall editions of the Irish Update. We hope you enjoy the current edition, the Fall 2017 Irish Update. We welcome you to give us a call or pay us a visit! We would love to see you.

Irish Blessings,

Sandy LaMotte ’82 Malpasuto
Director of Alumni Relations
(815) 933-7620


Sandy LaMotte Malpasuto '82

Director of Alumni Relations


Meghan Billadeau Elliott '06

Director of Fundraising and Special Events


Lisa Azzarelli Gerth '80

Advancement Office Administrative Assistant