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Jim Barenia is a pediatric dentist living in Evans, Ga. After OLG, he attended Highland High, Indiana University School of Dentistry, University of Rochester (M.S.) and Eastman Dental Center. OLG really got him off to a great start.

Agnes (Czysczon) Nahnsen lives in Munster with her husband and three children. She works as a registered nurse at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields credits her experience at OLG as a major influence in her decision to provide a Catholic education for her children.

David Roche is a performing artist and writer living with his wife in Roberts Creek, British Columbia. His parents, George and Virginia, two pioneers at OLG, have passed on as have two younger siblings, Kathleen and Kevin. His daughter, Amy, is in Bloomington, Ind. See www.davidroche.com for more on David’s career.

Sue Sobek lives in Darien, Ill., and owns her own consulting company, SLS Learning Solutions, LLC, which provides training materials and strategies for corporations. From 1980 to 1985, Sue taught at St. Mary School in Griffith and at OLG.

Allison (Azar) Beckmeyer, OLG '76, lives in Aurora, Ohio, and says she would not be where she is today if it wasn’t for her education and the discipline at OLG.

Tom Michalak lives in Highland with his wife, Patty, and daughters Megan and Emily. One has graduated to High School, and the other is starting 8th Grade. He is employed at DLZ Industrial in Burns Harbor as a professional land surveyor, licensed in Indiana and Illinois. Patty is a registered nurse at Premier Oncology in Munster.

Cherie (Helfen) McIntosh lives in Renton, Wash., with her husband, Michael, and daughter, Ashley. She has a new baby on the way. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from Purdue and her master’s in educational technology. She taught for 13 years and is now an author for a children’s chapter book series entitled, “Pinky and Peanut: The Adventure Begins” (www.pinkyandpeanut.com).

Karen (Peres) Kalinowski, OLG '73, and her husband, Dan, live in Highland and are the proud parents of three OLG graduates. Karen and Dan have both been ardent supporters of OLG School, volunteering on various committees and organizations.

Paul Mullaney, OLG '73, was the managing editor of The Times newspaper in Munster and is now the First President of Bishop Noll High School. He and his wife, Kelly, live in Hammond with their six children – all of whom have attended OLG School.



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