Although we are required to maintain a social distance from one another, banding together as a community is more important that ever before. Just ask Rachael Rice ‘88, Laurie Lutche Scannell ‘88 and Director of Institutional Advancement Susan Butcher Roarty ‘95. These three dedicated Patriots and their families, including Chris Scannell ‘85, Erin Scannell ‘19 and Megan Scannell ‘21, have teamed up to help their neighbors dealing with food insecurity as a result of COVID-19 and are collecting non-perishable food items for The Harford County Community Action Food Bank.
Katie Johnson ’07 and her boyfriend, Jared Noe, purchased and began renovations on Havre de Grace’s State Theater in early 2018, they dreamed of it becoming a place that not only showcased live entertainment, but one that also supported area small businesses. They didn’t know it then, but this dream would come to life in a way they could never have imagined. Shortly after renovations were completed and the theater opened, it was forced to close again with the onset of COVID-19.
In what has been dubbed as one of the greatest comebacks in the history of “The Game” (Harvard vs. Yale), Kurt Rawlings ’16 led Yale to victory in the last 88 seconds of the game. He ranked fourth nationally in points per game, was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, was named the FCS Offensive Player of the Year, and was named Ivy League’s 2019 Football Player of the Year and Asa S. Bushnell Cup recipient.
Larry Clarke ’82 wrote, produced, directed and starred in Three Days with Dad, also starring Tom Arnold, Brian Dennehy, Leslie Ann Warren and JK Simmons. His movie is now available for viewing on Amazon, Comcast & ITunes. Larry lives in Los Angeles with his wife, writer & comedienne Fielding Edlow, and daughter, Ellis.
After spending 16 years in forensic science, Dr. Susan Blankenship ’86 moved into academia, where she is currently the program chair and professor for the Investigative Forensics Program at the University of Maryland University College and earned her Doctor of Management in 2015.
John Carroll alumni and fellow Foreign Service Officers Jennifer McIntyre ’87, Cheryl (Pitts) Fernandes ’86 and Valerie Chittenden ’92 [pictured left-to-right] recently met up at the U.S. State Department for a mini reunion. Jennifer is heading to Baghdad this summer to oversee support services for the diplomatic mission in Iraq. Cheryl is the Director of the State Department office responsible for U.S. foreign policy relations with the countries of the Caucasus.