Brendan Butler, ’11 was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles his senior year of high school. He opted out of signing with the Orioles to further his education and continue to play baseball at Towson University where he received All-Conference awards and contributed to Towson winning the CAA Championship in 2013. After college, Brendan started his real estate career and has been a top producing real estate agent ever since. Today Brendan is a Top 5 Realtor with Cummings & Co. Realtors, a 500-person agency, and consistently sells over 15 million in Real Estate per year.
Congratulations to the members of the 2015 JC Wrestling team, coached by Keith Watson, that was named Team of the Decade by the Aegis! We had 15 Patriots named to the All-Decade team with Hunter Ritter ’15 named Co-Wrestler of the Decade. Congratulations, Patriots! We are so proud of this accomplishment.
As a fifth grader, Immanuel Quickley ’18 would say that when he grew up, he wanted to play in the NBA or be an eye doctor. A decade of hard work and dedication later, Immanuel’s picture was infiltrated on billboards outside of Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden after being selected 25th overall in this year’s NBA Draft by the New York Knicks.
Kira Sconion '95 is a 2020 Unsung SHERO award winner. The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW), a non-profit organization whose advocacy and efforts work to influence policy that promotes gender equity in health, education and economic empowerment, presented her with this award for her ongoing community work with women and girls. She reminded the awards ceremony attendees that when you empower women and girls, you affect students, families and full communities. Kira is currently the president of the Harford County Alumnae Chapter of Delta
Kathy Sapitowicz ’81 has played a vital role in the COVID-19 pandemic. She may not be fighting on the front lines, but she is one of the master minds behind all of your telehealth visits! In her role as Project Lead at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Kathy was training doctors on how to use telehealth effectively long before coronavirus came around. She and her team continue to work diligently on ways to enhance telehealth for treating COVID-19 as well as for other healthcare applications.
Alesia Etinoff ‘10, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University currently working as a filmmaker, says it all started at John Carroll where she wrote and starred in a feature film she made for her Senior Project called “Scarred.” For her latest project, Alesia wrote and starred in a short film, “19 Weeks,” which tells the story of a woman learning to grieve following a miscarriage. The film was produced by Zoe Saladana’s company, Cinestar. Alesia is also the creator of the widely-praised webseries, Avant-Guardians.
The Fritz Family, Judy ‘80 and Brady ‘15 attended the Price is Right that aired today! Brady even won the Showcase!! (Disclaimer: All filmed before COVID-19)
"Every effort counts." That is how Beynon Sports began a recent social media post that included a photo of their new production line churning out much-needed bottles of hand sanitizer. The Maryland-based athletic track and turf field surface company was founded by John T. Beynon, father of Andrew '93 and Jay '95, and today Andrew serves as Chief Operating Officer of the highly successful business. We are grateful and inspired by their efforts to respond to this crisis.
For some, serving others is a way of life. That is the case for Matt Linck '13. Matt put his career in special education on hold to answer his country's call as a member of the Maryland Army National Guard. Matt and his unit are now on Active Duty, working to distribute food and provide security where needed while also gearing up for a potential deployment in the coming months. Thank you, Matt, for your service!
Jeremy Rosendale ’95 recently joined forces with a number of other volunteers to make over 200 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff at Johns Hopkins, as well as first responders and others on the frontlines of the response to COVID-19. In the few hours that he spent volunteering, Jeremy became part of an effort to protect medical personnel which has produced over 50,00 PPE kits to date.