News Archive

2020

  • September

    Tess O'Leary ’10 - Bone Marrow Donor

    This summer, Tess O'Leary ’10 donated around 5 million stem cells to her Dad to help fight his MDS diagnosis. Now, Tess is raising awareness about bone marrow transplants and how you can help be the match. 

    "Earlier this year my Dad was diagnosed with MDS, an aggressive pre-leukemia which has been attacking his bone marrow. The only known cure for MDS is a complete bone marrow transplant using stem cells from either an unrelated donor, a sibling, or a biological child. After several months of blood tests, doctor appointments, and multiple daily injections, I was able to donate 5 million stem cells to him today (8/31). In the coming weeks, his bone marrow will be completely wiped from his system and replaced with my stem cells which will promote new and healthy bone marrow growth. It’s been an emotional and physically painful time, but it feels incredibly rewarding to be able to help him in an otherwise completely helpless situation!

    Throughout this process, I’ve realized how desperate the need for bone marrow donors is (especially since the onset of COVID-19). If you can, please sign up to be a donor (link below). You might never get the call, but if you do, you literally have an opportunity to save someone’s life. Trust me, it’s worth it." 

    www.bethematch.org 
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  • August

    Tim Mathews ’87 - National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Outstanding Eagle Scout Award

    Congratulations to Tim Mathews ’87 who was awarded the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) Outstanding Eagle Scout Award Award. The NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award (NOESA) is a prestigious recognition granted by the local council NESA committee to Eagle Scouts who have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level.  

    Tim has shown exceptional achievement in his career that makes his community very proud. He continues the Eagle Scout values as a professional, mentor, volunteer, parishioner, and above all, a loving husband and father. His exceptional long-term commitment to the Boy Scouts of America and Eagle Scout traditions exhibits a sterling example for others to follow. He has displayed high qualities of competence and initiative in many fields of work and his arduous efforts to help others excel are evident from various recognition. Beginning with his father, a Troop Committee Chair, his family lives the scouting ways; with two Eagle Scout brothers and now his own two sons in scouting. His son, Joseph, Class of 2021 just earned his Eagle Scout Rank. Tim is that sterling example of what a Scouter / Eagle Scout must carry. 
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  • May

    Matt and Kathy Nevitt '73 working on the front lines of COVID-19

    Matt and Kathy Nevitt '73 took their Friar spirit to the front lines of COVID-19 volunteering to administer CDC COVID-19 tests to Cistercian monks. Kathy has been a nurse at Cistercian for several years and Matt joined her to help administer tests. 

    Thank you Matt and Kathy and to all of our alumni who are spreading their Friar love and helping in any way they can!
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  • April

    Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale '69

    Bishop Lynch alumnus Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale '69 does it again with his incredible generosity and a giant heart. Check out this touching video of Mattress Mack giving to his community during COVID-19 with the BL choir's rendition of "Here I am Lord." Thanks for all you do!
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  • Jennifer Makins '98

    Jennifer Makins '98 is the Director of STEM at Parish Episcopal and was asked to do an interview for Suzy Solis of KRLD for her series Difference Makers. 

    Jenn and her counterpart, Dave, are making face shields and intubation boxes for doctors fighting COVID-19. You can listen to her interview here.

    Jenn was also honored last fall, along with 124 other women in STEM, as IF/THEN ambassadors for The American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read more here.
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  • March

    Raymond "Redd" Henry ’80 - Bishop Lynch Saved My Life

    Most Bishop Lynch High School students grew up knowing they would attend BL or a similar Catholic high school after 8th grade. Many walk up and down the halls of Inadale and Ferguson each year without much thought as to what it truly means to attend Bishop Lynch, almost taking it for granted. Not Redd Henry ’80. Redd was reminded constantly throughout his four years at BL and his lifetime after, that this school was not only his saving grace, but his lifesaver.
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  • Success Spotlight - Annie Bourne ’11 WBCA's Thirty Under 30

    Congratulations to Annie Bourne ’11 who has been recognized by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association as one of its Thirty Under 30. Annie has been an assistant women’s basketball coach at DePauw University since 2015. This special recognition program was established to honor 30 of the up-and-coming women's basketball coaches age 30 and under in the sport at all levels of the game.

    Click here to read more about Annie's outstanding accomplishment.
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  • February

    Success Spotlight - Kenleigh (Roden-Foreman) McMinn ’08 on Good Morning Texas

    Kenleigh (Roden-Foreman) McMinn ’08 was recently featured on Good Morning Texas to provide her insight on how to overcome anxiety.

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