Alumni Profiles


 


Ensign Jean Bridget “JB” Loomis, 
2015 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy

2007 graduate of Holy Child Academy

Ensign Loomis recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and will be going to the Naval Postgraduate School in MontereyCalif., to earn a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. She will then be stationed in Charleston,S.C., where she will train to become a submarine officer.

Holy Child Academy helped me develop confidence and competence. The teachers were demanding, yet supportive, so I was able to learn and grow as both a student and a person. HCA gave me values and a support system that I relied on throughout high school and university.

 

Marc Ross 
Vice President of Player Evaluation 
New York Giants

1987 Graduate of Holy Child Academy 

Marc Ross is in his second season as the New York Giants’ vice president of player evaluation after serving the previous six years as the team’s director of college scouting. Ross is in charge of the Giants’ college scouting department and the team’s draft. He joined the organization in 2007 and ran his first organizational draft in 2008. He also works on special projects with Director of Pro Personnel Ken Sternfeld.

Ross was an All-Ivy League wide receiver at Princeton University in 1993 and 1994. He holds five school records, including one as a receiver (a 20.2-yard average per catch in 1993) and four as a punt returner (most career returns, 74; most career return yards, 696; most returns in a season, 32 in 1994 and most yards in a game, 161 on six returns vs. Cornell in 1994).

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Princeton University and a master’s degree in sport management from the University of Massachusetts in 1997. Ross was a three-sport star at Archmere Academy in Delaware and has been inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Peter Dugan
Professional Pianist

2003 Graduate of Holy Child Academy 

Pianist Peter Dugan has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, including performances in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, and Philadelphia’s Academy of Music and Verizon Hall.  He has also performed internationally in CanadaSouth America, the Cayman Islands, and across Europe.

Peter recently performed duos with violinists Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell in memorial concerts for Marvin Hamlisch at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater in New York and The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. He has performed his solo arrangements of Hamlisch tunes in tribute concerts on Broadway and at the Public Theater’s annual gala in Central Park.

Peter was born and raised in Philadelphia, where he studied under Aida Epstein and Harvey Wedeen.  In 2011, he received a bachelor of music degree from the Juilliard School and was awarded the John Erskine Commencement Prize for outstanding artistic and academic achievement. A Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar, Peter received a master of music degree from Juilliard in 2014, where he studied under Matti Raekallio. Peter serves on the faculty at St. Thomas Choir School in New York.

 

Kimberly Curtis
White House intern 

2005 graduate of Holy Child Academy

Kimberly Curtis served as an intern at the White House. She worked in the Office of Management and Administration which functions as the hub of internal White House operations. In this role Kim had the opportunity to help plan events for White House staff as well as contribute to daily operations.

In addition to her work responsibilities she had some amazing experiences like touring the West Wing and viewing the President and First Lady disembark from Marine One on the South Lawn. Prior to this internship Kim spent a year serving in San Antonio, TX with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

“The best part of my experience at the White House is being reminded each day as I enter and exit the gates that I am now a part of the history of this revered place,” Kim says. “Working in the same place as some of the most powerful and influential people in the world is an electrifying and humbling experience.”

Kim describes the positive impact her education at Holy Child Academy has had on her life:

I can point to the strong Catholic values and robust educational foundation I received at Holy Child Academy as the source of my successes thus far. I learned the importance of leadership and was given opportunities to lead in the classroom as well as through extracurricular activities. The sense of community I felt there has been a guiding principle for me as I have sought to build community wherever I go. As I have continued to develop as an adult and learn from the experiences of those I encounter, I am continuously reminded of how lucky I was to attend Holy Child and how grateful I am to be a part of the HCA family.



David Murphy
Weekday meteorologist for Action News in Philadelphia

1973 graduate of Holy Child Academy 

David Murphy is the weekday meteorologist for Action News Mornings (4:30 a.m.-7 a.m.) and Action News at Noon. David has earned Seals of Approval from both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association, and also holds a Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology fromMississippi State University, following four years of study in the atmospheric sciences and geosciences.

David is also a graduate of Temple UniversityPhiladelphia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. In 1984, he was the first TempleUniversity student to win a national scholarship from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.

The first time I walked onto a stage was at Holy Child. It was a quality, focused program and it led directly to a career as child actor, which in turn led to everything else. I have fond memories of my friends and teachers.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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