Where are Nolan Alumni now?
Nolan Catholic Alumnae and Alumni are active in the community as business leaders, educators, artists, doctors – people who are making a difference. Here are a few notable NCHS grads.
Annelise Corpany ’13, a student who was voted “Most Involved” by the class of 2013 for her involvement with all things Nolan including being on the Homecoming Court, is now Sr. Mary Avila. She took the Holy Habit of St. Dominic and is now a novice of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist.
Caleb Wenzel ’07, a choir and theater student voted Most Talented 2007, is actively pursuing a career as a conductor, composer, and church musician, specializing in the choral art. He is a graduate of University of Notre Dame and received a travel and research grant in 2016 to study manuscripts of Sebastian Knüpfer in Germany.
David LaPointe ’12, Mr. NCHS 2012 and Chaminade Award recipient to mention a few of his accolades, is a seminarian for the Diocese of Fort Worth, studying at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Louisiana.
Dennis Poquiz ’88, an actor as a student and member of student council and the track team, is a family physician who owns Lake Arlington Family Medicine.
Eugene Gwozdz ’79, the original Viking Man, is a music director/arranger/orchestrator in New York City working with Broadway stars, including Audra McDonald, Patti Lupone, Chita Rivera, Leslie Uggams, Billy Porter, Shirley Jones, Betty Buckley, Will Chase, Kristin Chenoweth and Lou Diamond Phillips.
Jay Stegall ’96, award-winning Nolan Catholic athlete, student council representative and Chaminade recipient, is Director of Operations for Scholtzsky’s and serves with the Boys and Girls Clubs Leadership most recently assisting in establishing a mentoring program between the TWU Football Players and the Club youth.
Katie Meili ’09, a successful student and swimmer at Nolan Catholic and Columbia University, won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio for the 200 M breaststroke and a gold medal for the medley.
Ralph McCloud ’73, busy with football, student council and Harambee Club, is now busy as the Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and is also the inaugural inductee of the Nolan Catholic High School Hall of Fame.
Rosemary Childress Hayes ’66, a participant in religious-affiliated clubs and sports as a student, has served the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur unfailingly throughout her adult life. Rosemary is a member of the Nolan Catholic High School Hall of Fame.
Tiana Sanford ’00, voted Miss NCHS 2000 and Marian Award recipient, is the first black district court chief prosecutor for Montgomery County, TX (Houston).