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Alumnae Association

Alumnae Association of Duchesne College and Academy of the Sacred Heart

The Alumnae Association includes all former students of Duchesne College and Duchesne Academy as well as former students of other colleges and schools of the Sacred Heart. Whether you graduated or not, all are considered members of the Alumnae Association.

The purpose of the Alumnae Association is to further a close relationship with Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart and foster a spirit of unity among the alumnae of Duchesne College and Academy of the Sacred Heart, to further the interests and general welfare of said Academy or of any other college or academy of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, to create scholarships in said Academy or of any other college or academy of the Religious of the Sacred Heart, and to assist said Academy of the Sacred Heart of Omaha, Nebraska, or another college or academy of the Religious of the Sacred Heart financially or otherwise and thus to maintain or advance the cause of higher education and faith development, as well as the other goals of the Sacred Heart.

The Alumnae Association Board consists of elected members representing the Alumnae Association. The board organizes all major alumnae events and meets the first Wednesday of each month at Duchesne – except the summer months of June, July, and August.

Alumnae Association Board 2023-2024

Emily Friel Barr A’05

Kristin Stoesz Pratt A’00

Kathryn Lundgren A’11

Alex Emig A’10

Immediate Past President
Dorian Hill Stanfield A’90

Alumnae Director Emerita
Sr. Mary Pat Ryan, RSCJ C’56

Liaison to School – Alumnae Relations Director
Trisha Clark Meehan A’04

Board Members:
Elisabeth Barrett A’11
Kathleen Guilfoyle Brady C’70
Rachel Morello Cole A’95
Kiley Clemens Freeman A05
Kate Tomka Gerber A’05
Jane Zents Kelley A’65, C’69
Anna Knuth A’14
Ainsley Thedinger Kumar A’08
Natalie Strawhecker Matuella A’14
Caroline (Carrie) McKee A’92
Mary Mikuls A’09
Nicole Petrow A’14
Sydney Pomykata A’07
Elizabeth Fairchild Schaben A’91
Lori Kennedy Schmaderer A’90
Abigail Sobczyk A’15
Michelle Sodoro A’06
Hannah Tjaden A’12
Maggie Crnkovich VanMoorleghem A’06
JaQuala Yarbro A’05
Julianna Zieno A’10
Cara Gomez Zimmer A’09

Network and International Alumnae Associations


The Associated Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart (AASH) is a non-profit organization of all alumnae and alumni of present and former schools and colleges directly associated with the Religious of the Sacred Heart in the United States and parts of Canada. The purpose of AASH is to foster a spirit of unity and ongoing communication among alumnae and alumni and their respective associations throughout this nation and the world. AASH supports and promotes the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and other ministries served by the Society of the Sacred Heart. AASH commits itself to nurturing in its members dedication to faith development, intellectual values, respect for personal integrity, community and social service, and the unique philosophy of life that is rooted in the Christian vision of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.

Kate Devers Sawyer, President
Ninety-First St 1986

Andrea Briefs-Ferris, Central Regional Director
Bloomfield Hills ‘74

Laurie Strickland
ASH St. Charles 1976

AASH National Office
Phone: (314) 569-3948
PO Box 411821
St. Louis, MO 63141-1821 


The Association Mondiale des Anciennes et Anciens du Sacré-Coeur is a unique worldwide and international organization of Sacred Heart alumnae and alumni who share the privilege of receiving an education based on the love of God and of one another.

AMASC is the body that unites tens of thousands of alumnae and alumni as part of an international family.

AMASC was formed in 1960 in Brussels at the request of Reverend Mother General de Valon. Reverend Mother de Valon saw an important and vital role the alumnae and alumni could play in fostering the work and spirit of the Society of the Sacred Heart

AMASC International Office
avenue Henri Dietrich 20
B-1200 Bruxelles

Roselie Bellanca Posselius (USA)

Grosse Pointe 1973/Bloomfield Hills 1977


Alumnae Board Job Description

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Alumnae Board Application

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Past Board Presidents

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