SMCS Alumni Newsletter

February 2021 News

“As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst… ‘Repent and believe.’” Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Hello, SMCS alumni!

My name is Brett Baehman and I am the new alumni and communications coordinator at SMCS. I am thrilled and grateful to join St. Mary Catholic Schools.

I report to Beth Knapinski, the new senior director of strategic advancement at SMCS. Beth graduated from SMCHS in 2012 and is excited to rejoin SMCS. I look forward to creating deep connections and learning about SMCS, whether past, present, or future.

If you need anything, have any information for me or would simply like to meet me in person, I will always make time for you. I look forward to the opportunities that come along with this job.

To learn a little more about me, visit the SMCS staff directory, new hire press release or email me at

Thank you for welcoming me into the SMCS family and go Zephyrs!

Alumni Updates

Rachel (Brown) Eggert ('09) and her husband, Ryan, are happy to announce the arrival of their first child, Carson Michael Eggert. Carson was born on Jan. 19.

"As first time parents, we look forward to instilling the values and skills in Carson that we learned from our parents. We can't wait to watch him grow and develop into who God created him to be," Rachel said.

Ivy (Griffith) Nicholson ('11) and her husband, Nick, were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Daisy Elizabeth Nicholson, Jan. 14.

"What excites me the most is watching Daisy grow and develop into her own person," Ivy said.

Welcome to the SMCS family, Carson and Daisy!

Alumni Share Your News/Contact Information

Please share any big news with us.

If you know of a classmate or family member that is alumni but is not getting the newsletter, please have them send in their contact information.

Events on the SMCS Alumni Calendar

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STEM Club Looking for Quest Board Members

The SMCS STEM Club (science, technology, engineering and math), in partnership with the SMCS Advancement Office, is in the process of developing a quest board of opportunities for students to gain exposure to experience in STEM-related careers in a variety of ways. This board would include:

  • Opportunities for students to shadow STEM professionals,
  • Opportunities for groups field trips to STEM companies,
  • Opportunities to listen to speakers from the STEM field,
  • Internships with businesses and organizations,
  • Part-time and summer jobs that are STEM related and
  • Other educational opportunities.

If your organization has any of these opportunities available, please contact Ruth Pifer at 814-591-1113 or or Phil Kerwin at 920-279-7445 or

I'M INspired 2020-2021 Annual Appeal

We humbly ask that you prayerfully consider making a gift to our annual appeal. Everything that is raised through this appeal impacts our current students, teachers and staff. You can make a difference!

Spirit Stop

Order your Zephyrs gear online at the SMCS Spirit Stop.
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Below is a list of classes that will be celebrating a milestone year in 2021.

As always, we would love for you to share any photos of your gatherings!

Let us help you plan! Contact Brett Baehman at 920-792-7796 or

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Connect With Fellow SMCS Alumni

Whether you are looking for updates, upcoming events or trying to engage with other alumni, make sure you are a member of our SMCS Alumni Facebook group.
Looking for a new intern or employee? What better way to start that search than reaching out to past Zephyrs in the SMCS Alumni LinkedIn group.
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