Alum Collin Smith presents “Bear With Us”

Come out and support fellow alum Collin Smith! Collin Smith

Collin’s film “Bear With Us” is part of the Louisville Film Society’s Flyover Film Festival and will screen at Baxter Theater on Tuesday, July 26th at 7:30 p.m. It will be followed by a Q&A with Collin and his director that J.P. Davis from the Fund for the Arts will MC.

For more information and a trailer, visit http://www.bearwithusfilm.com.

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Alumni Profile- Trent Rosenbloom ’88

Trent Ellie Adena Micah Shayna Huber's Apples 2015Briefly describe your career after leaving St. Francis.

I graduated St. Francis High in 1988 and went off to Northwestern University, just outside Chicago in Evanston, IL. I really loved Northwestern from the moment I first visited as a prospective student. I loved its deep winter snows, the proximity to downtown Chicago and its endless lake beaches, the diverse student body and its course offerings. I ended up majoring in the History and Literature of Religions, but also focused on French and Pre-medicine. In my Junior year, I studied abroad in France, living in the towns of Tours and Paris. Also, in my very first months at Northwestern, I had a class conflict and had to take a class at an alternate time. There I met Ellie, the woman who would ultimately become my wife, now of over 20 years. Ellie and I now live in Nashville, with our three children, a dog and a cat.

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Alumni Profile- The Alwan Family

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Alums Shahad ’11, Mais ’12, and Mohammed ’14 Alwan were recipients of the New American scholarships, which provides need-based scholarships to refugee families.

How did you all become a St. Francis family? Faten says, “We moved from Iraq in 2004 because of the war there, and spent four years in a refugee camp in Jordan until the UN was able to help us get to America. We picked Louisville because of all the universities here. When we came here the girls were in Shawnee High School, and then Ky Refugee Ministries helped get us to St. Francis.”

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Alumni Profile- Trent Apple ’92

Apple staff photo“I graduated from St. Francis High School in 1992 and made stops thereafter at the University of Chicago, New College, and the Tulane University Law School, where sadly I was not on the Huey P. Long Scholarship. While living in New Orleans, in addition to being a devotee of both shellfish and second lines, I worked for the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana and for the late civil liberties lawyer Prof. M. David Gelfand.

While later practicing in Louisville, I began teaching law-related courses at Bellarmine University. Over time, I came to prefer teaching to practicing law. In 2013, I hung up my powdered wig and began teaching in the History Department here at St. Francis. These days I conduct classes in Medieval global history, AP U.S. history, and American constitutional law.

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Alumni Updates

Marriage:

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Newlyweds Kenneth Cohen ’84 & Christopher Conway

Congratulations to Kenneth Cohen ‘84 on his marriage to Christopher Conway on January 23rd, 2016. After graduating from St. Francis, Kenneth went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania and then to med school at the University of Louisville. Kenneth now resides in and works as a Psychiatrist in New York City. 

Davis Tyler ‘91 married Marquenia Ruiz on June 20th, 2015. Davis is now in his 10th year of practicing law. He has a solo practice specializing in immigration and criminal defense. [Read more…]

Alumni Profile: Robert Bonnie G’80

Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Enviornment, US Department of Agriculture. USDA photo by Robert Nichols.

Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, US Department of Agriculture. USDA photo by Robert Nichols.

Alumni Profile: Robert Bonnie G’80 

 

Briefly describe your career after leaving St. Francis.

I graduated from Harvard in 1990 with a major in history, and in soccer. Mostly soccer! I spent the next two years working for a small conservation group, then returned to school and completed two master’s degrees, in forestry and resource economics, from Duke University. Growing up on a farm in Oldham County, land issues, conservation issues, and forestry issues have always been of interest to me.

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Alumnus Napo Matsoso ’13 ranked No. 13 College Player in the country in 2015!

Congratulations to alumnus Napo Matsoso ’13 on the impressive write up in The Courier JNapoournal and for being ranked as the No. 13 college player in the country in 2015! We cannot wait to see what happens for you next season!

Congratulations to alumnus Trent Rosenbloom G’84 ’88 for making huge strides in the world of Medicine!

Congratulations to alumnus Trent Rosenbloom G’84 ’88 on his innovative work which was recently featured in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reporter. Trent is among other leaders developing Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s new Medical Innovators development Program. Check out the featured story here!

Alumni Profile- Joanna Richards ’01

 

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Describe your path after leaving St. Francis. 

After St. Francis rescued me from a life of destructive delinquency, I went to Oberlin. Like St. F, it was a perfect place for a natural troublemaker to channel her rebellious energy in productive directions. The one I eventually stuck with was journalism (my first internship, at LEO, hooked me). Writing, learning, talking to people, and sticking it to authority on occasion are my enduring loves, and reporting gives me license to do those things.

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Brice Rosenbloom curating BRIC Jazz Fest

 

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Brice Rosenbloom

Brice Rosenbloom, G’89, ’93 the founder and co-producer of Winter Jazzfest, is one of several curators of the BRIC JazzFest, which opened this month in Brooklyn.