Welcome from the Alumnae Board   top

Welcome, Holy Names Academy Alumnae!

What do you remember most from your days at HNA? Perhaps you’ll answer “friends,” or “teachers,” or “the building itself.” Perhaps you’ll recall the strong bonds you formed as part of a Catholic high school for young women. Or the sights and sounds of a school that continues to educate young women in an environment you remember as if it were yesterday.

The HNA Alumnae Office exists to keep you connected with HNA and with each other. Make sure we have your current contact information. (You can update your address here.)


Contribute Information and Photos to HNA’s Alumnae Facebook Page

We welcome your suggestions of information—especially photos—that we may consider for inclusion on the school’s Facebook pages or the Columns publication. Please e-mail information and attached photo images to alumnae@holynames-sea.org. Please include your contact information and all relevant information.


HNA Alumnae Association Mission Statement:

  • Promotes active relationships among the alumnae and between the alumnae and the school.

  • Provides social, spiritual, and community-oriented events.

  • Appreciates the diversity and participation of each alumna.

Alumnae Board

The Alumnae Board coordinates the following events throughout the year for the HNA Alumnae: the Young Alumnae Christmas Social; Annual Luncheon; 50th Year/50PLUS Reunion; Sniff, Swirl, and Sip Winetasting; and a community-service project. The Alumnae Board welcomes participation from any interested alumna.

If you are interested in joining this board or assisting at one of the many alumnae events, contact Aoife Gallagher Groppo '00, Director of Alumnae Relations.  Get involved with your alma mater!

2017-2018 Alumnae Board Members

Eva Strickland ’03


Jessica Gockel ’03

Vice President

Madison Pascua Helbach ’04
Kelli Kapahua Vitale ’04


Sarah Yohannes ’04


Sarah Schwartz Beeson ’91

Annette Lund ’67

Angela Bever ’08

Meagan McDonald ’04

Mary (Jo Jo) Bromfield ’10

Christine Caasi Mencias ’02

Trish Thoensen Coleman ’73

Marell Jandacka Morel ’96

MaryFrances Kindell Cruz ’94

Keli Nelson ’12

Celeste Reilly Dargent ’02

Sister Rosemary Perisich, SNJM ’56

Elizabeth Coleman Davis ’03

Catherine Potts ’68

Catherine Ervin Deckard ’86

Barbara Read ’70

Annie Wickwire Delucchi ’82

Alissa Curda Roberts ’02

Jill Eagle ’02

Allie Savio ’03

Jai-Anana Elliott ’91

Megan Sherman ’03

Anne-Denise Faille ’04

Clare Eagle Spano ’06

Kathryn Faille ’69

Anna Strickland ’11

Shontrana Gates-Wertman ’02

Michaela Dorres Terrenzio ’03

Taylor Grady ’11

Sarah Trapp ’10

Maris Jager Grigalunas ’03

Joann Gulla Urtula ’04

Sarah Gudaitis ’07

Marilyn Marble Watterson ’60

Adriana Johnson ’09

Erin Wicklund ’97

Amina Kapusuzoglu ’12

Susan Wickwire ’85

Jessica Keuss Kreul ’88

Michaela Bromfield Withers ’07

Aoife Gallagher Groppo '00

Director of Alumnae Relations

Liz Eldredge Swift ’71

Head of School & Principal

Address Update   top

Keeping your address and contact information current will help us make sure you have the most up-to-date information about Holy Names Academy Alumnae news and events.

To update your address and contact information please e-mail the Alumnae Office at alumnae@holynames-sea.org.

Alumnae Events & Reunions   top

Monday, October 2, 2017, at HNA

Join us for a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. in the new Mary Herche Pavilion before we head into the 7 p.m. varsity volleyball game against Lakeside. Go, Cougars!

Young Alumnae Holiday Social 2017YOUNG ALUMNAE HOLIDAY SOCIAL
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 5-7 p.m., in the HNA Parlors
Graduates from the Classes of 2008 through 2017 are invited to get together at HNA during the holidays. A festive evening filled with food & beverages, a raffle drawing for gift cards, prizes for the class with the highest attendance, and holiday fun with your fellow alums!

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 11 a.m., at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Join us for this annual event and reconnect with your classmates and other HNA alumnae. We will honor the 2018 Distinguished Alumna, Christie Spielman ’68. There will also be a special performance by an alumnae Vocal Ensemble group, along with the ever-popular raffle baskets and a photographer to capture all the fun. The event starts with a no-host social hour at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. The registration deadline is February 12, 2018, or until sold out. Register online here!

Friday, March 23, 2018, 6-8:30 p.m., in the HNA Parlors
Join us for an evening of wine tasting in the HNA parlors. Alumnae and HNA parents, friends, and family—21 or over—are invited to attend. Attendees will receive a wine-tasting glass with an HNA logo (while supply lasts) and sample wines from four Washington State wineries: Parejas Cellars, Wines of Substance, Virtue Cellars, and :Nota Bene Cellars. Cheese, crackers, and fruit provided. Register online here.

Jubilee Women's CenterCLOTHING DRIVE
Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, 2018, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Joseph Parish Social Hall

Join us at the Alumnae Board’s 7th annual Clothing Drive to benefit Jubilee Women’s Center. Clean out your closet, and bring your clean, consignment-quality, gently-used women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. Jubilee Women’s Center also needs velvet coat hangers, plastic tube or “store” hangers (not wire), shopping bags from nice stores, and full-size deodorant. In addition we will collect umbrellas, toilet paper, warm socks (that fit in shoes, not fluffy lounge socks), and twin-sized blankets or comforters. Everyone is encouraged to contribute. Thank you for supporting Jubilee Women's Center, which provides programs and services that help empower women!

Class of 1968 Yearbook50th YEAR/50PLUS REUNION
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10 a.m., at HNA

Alumnae celebrating 50 or more years since graduation are invited to celebrate. There will be a Mass at 10:00 a.m., followed by a luncheon for the Class of 1968 in celebration of their 50-year reunion, and a reception in the parlors for alumnae celebrating more than 50 years since graduation.

Saturday, June 9, 2018, 11 a.m., at HNA
Bring your children and grandchildren to see award-winning Seattle magician Nate Jester, who specializes in magic, mind reading, pickpocketing, and comedy. You may have seen him on America’s Got Talent, Bravo, and Oprah’s The Life You Want tour. You can find out more about him here: seattlemagician.com. The event will include a show, balloon animals, photographs, and snacks. Tickets are $20/child; adults no charge. Register here.

Class Reunions

2018 Alumnae Reunion CelebrationDoes your class year end in a "3" or an "8"? If so, 2018 is your reunion year!

On September 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., HNA will host a Reunion Celebration for anniversary classes celebrating their 5th to 45th reunions (class years: ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, ’08, ’13). Catch up with your classmates, and hear and see all of the exciting things happening at HNA today. Invitations will be e-mailed this summer, so save the date, and consider planning an offsite component of your class reunion on the same day!

If you have any questions about reunion planning, please contact the Alumnae Office at alumnae@holynames-sea.org or (206) 720-7804.

Hover over your graduation year to see more reunion details. Reunion details will be added as received by the Alumnae Office.


Graduation Year










August 11, 2018



July 27-29, 2018



HNA Alumnae Networking Opportunities

• On Facebook:  Like us at www.facebook.com/HNAalumnae

• HNA Alums on LinkedIn: Join the Holy Names Academy Alumnae Group

• Questions regarding any of the Alumnae events or programs? Contact Aoife Gallagher Groppo at (206) 720-7804 or alumnae@holynames-sea.org.

Who's Your Class Rep?   top

Click on your decade for a current listing. Some class reps have direct links to their own e-mail addresses; others can be reached by contacting the Alumnae Office. If no name is listed for your graduating class, please consider being a class rep for your class. Contact the Alumnae Office for more information.


Molly Abrams Brackett and Rosemary Branigan
Helen Poeppel Cosgrove and Helen Melia Graves
Diane Flood Gustaveson and Margaret McDevitt

Distinguished Alumnae & Nomination Form   top

HNA Alumnae Are Distinguished in Many Ways!

Help us recognize outstanding Holy Names Academy Alumnae who are making a difference. We invite you to nominate an alumna in recognition of her accomplishments and her embodiment of the HNA Mission. One to three alumnae are selected annually as award recipients and honored at the annual HNA Alumnae Luncheon.

• Distinguished Alumnae Nomination Form

Please submit the name of your nominee to: alumnae@holynames-sea.org


HNA Distinguished Alumnae



Christie Sheehan Spielman ’68



Erin Terzieff ’95


Kathleen Harer ’65


Venetria Patton ’86


Kathleen Morford McGinn ’76


Jo-Ann Pizzello Kelly ’66


Doreen Foster Marchione ’56


Lynn Eisen Kessler ’58


Sister Jean Fallon, MM ’47


Pamela Hyde Gibbons ’76


Barbara (Bonnie) Beers '72


Sister Eleanor Gilmore, CSJP ’50


Dr. Mary Loeken, Ph.D. ’73


Lindsay Meyer ’07


Judy Marl Killion ’57


Rita Francois Selin ’55


Maria Blaschka Pimentel ’46


Rome Ventura ’71


Kate Bobo ’01


Dorene Centioli McTigue ’61


Nancy Sorensen ’69


Sister Mary Boys, SNJM, Ph.D. ’65


Marion Edwards Sullivan ’53


Sister Paula Turnbull, SNJM ’39


Dorothy McBurney Fouty ’50


Sharon Green ’65


Patricia McNulty Wooster ’55


Catherine Mowry LaCugna ’70


Caroline Griffin Sheehan ’46


Margaret Ann Schuler, Ph.D. ’57


Sister Kathleen Ross, SNJM, Ph.D. ’59


Kathleen Roemmele Claypool ’67


Josephine Tamayo Murray ’69


Sister Cecilia Wood, M.D. ’39


Jeanne Marie McAteer Lee ’47


Dorothy Williams Buckner ’25

Alumnae Merchandise   top


Contact the Alumnae Office for more information or to make a purchase.




Fleece Jacket (black)


Hoodie Zip Sweatshirt Jacket




Legacy Infant Onesie


Black Golf Shoe Bag


Alumnae Knit Scarf (striped)


Canvas Bag


HNA Bistro Mug


Notecards (4-pack)


HNA Apron


Past Columns Publications   top

From the Archives   top

Holy Names Academy History Boards

A beautiful set of historical boards, put together for HNA's 125th anniversary celebration. They are available for you to view in PDF format. We hope you find them informative and enjoyable.



ALMA MATER: Holy Names Forevermore

Holy Names we sing thy praises,
Alma Mater, loving true;
Ev’ry breeze thy banner raises
To the heavens azure blue.


Holy Names thy children love thee,
Sing thy praises o’er and o’er.
All our lives we’ll guard thy honor,
Holy Names Forevermore.


Holy Names, abide forever
In the crimson-gated West,
Fair Seattle pride and glory
‘Neath the cloud-wreathed mountain’s crest.


While thy glowing cross resplendent,
Sheds her beams from lake to sound;
Symbol of the faith undaunted
Which in Holy Names was found.


Holy Names we tell thy power,
Where the past and future meet;
Often may thy children gather
At their Alma Mater’s feet.


May thy light send forth a beacon
To thy children far and near,
As a gentle benediction
Whispering each a welcome here.

View the HNA Alumnae Oral-History Video

Alumnae share their thoughts and memories of attending Holy Names Academy. Maybe one of your classmates is in the video.

Alumnae Oral History Video

Click here or the image to view the video.

Share your own memories on our Alumnae Facebook page.

Transcript Request   top

Alumnae who need transcripts should: 

1)  Send a written, signed request with the following information to the Registrar: Your name in school, year of graduation or attendance, and where you wish the transcript sent. Include $5.00 per transcript.

2)  Complete and mail the linked request form.

Contact the Registrar, Sister Linda Riggers, SNJM, if you need clarification, (206) 720-7823 or attendance@holynames-sea.org.

 Contact Us

Be sure to notify the Alumnae Office of any address changes, new e-mail accounts, or updates. Please contact Aoife Gallagher Groppo, Director of Alumnae Relations, at alumnae@holynames-sea.org.

Sign: Where Are HNA Alumnae?   top

Where in the World SignClick to open and print.

Thousands of HNA alumnae live and work throughout the world, and we would love to see where you are! Click the HNA Alumna sign to download and print (PDF), fill in your class year, take a photo with it wherever you are, and e-mail it to the HNA Alumnae Office at alumnae@holynames-sea.org. We will publish your photo on the Facebook page Holy Names Academy Seattle Alumnae and display it proudly in the Alumnae Office at HNA. Looking forward to seeing your photos!

—Aoife Gallagher Groppo ’00, Director of Alumnae Relations    Aoife with Alumnae Sign